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Oh What A Tangled Web

November 15, 2014

  was sitting on a Delta flight out of Atlanta with Governor Jimmy Carter and Jody Powell. It was January 1976, two weeks before the Iowa caucuses. Jody briefly explained Ham Jordan’s campaign strategy. It was masterful. I saw the future. Governor Carter would be President Carter. I jumped aboard the bandwagon. The Governor asked […]

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Unnatural Gas

March 2, 2012

any of the statements about the availability and costs of gasoline share a similar odor with the gas that is one of the favorite subjects for the jokes of middle school boys. In both cases the sounds come from the same orifice. It’s almost impossible to find a discussion of differences on this issue where either […]

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I Know Nothing

November 21, 2011

There are some things that everyone knows but many refuse to admit. Then there are the cretins that have a critical gene missing that would allow them to absorb truth. Fox doesn’t just make the occasional error. Their coverage on every subject, even those that might be considered non-political, is riddled with what might be […]

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How To Succeed In The Army

December 3, 2009

Just what are the criteria for promotion in the Army? We have been hearing the name of General Stanley McChrystal a lot of late. He is a Four-Star General in charge of NATO forces in Afghanistan. Now does his name ring a bell? We have heard about his recommendation for an additional 40,000 troops. Seemingly […]

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Terrorism 101

August 20, 2008

Someone commits suicide while taking 43 people with him in a Middle Eastern market. Another bomber takes the same number of people with him in a group of applicants for the police force. The media ascribes to both the term terrorist. Wrong. Someone asks why do terrorists attack innocent civilians. The definition of terrorism will […]

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