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  • KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid)"I draw my idea of the form of government from a principle in nature, which no art can overturn, viz. that the more simple any thing is, the less liable it is to be disordered, and the easier repaired when disordered; and with this maxim in view, I o...
  • Capitol Circle
    on Jan 6, 2010 in politics
    One of my buddies from college who works on Capitol Hill sent me a link for a new website that looks like a great source of up-to-the-date information called Capitol Circle.There are several great features which streamline the way news, video and "tw...
  • Hawk Electronics: Another Company That Has Forgotten the Value of Customer Service
    on Jan 5, 2010 in Hawk Electronics
    Normally I don't like to post things about my personal life.  This site is dedicated to advancing the ideas that have made this country great.  However, occasionally I do take the liberty to share little tidbits of information about myself...
  • Baby, It's Cold Outside
    on Dec 29, 2009
    KXXX 291511Z 2915/3012 VRB03KT P6SM OVC120 FM291900 10004KT P6SM -RASN SCT020 OVC060 FM292100 12004KT 4SM -SN BR OVC022 FM300000 13005KT 1SM -SN BR OVC008 FM300300 17006KT 4SM -SN BR OVC006 FM300600 18006KT 3SM BR OVC004My 17 year old cousi...
  • Merry Christmas!!
    on Dec 26, 2009 in Faith God Military
    Merry Christmas!! Let's not forget the TRUE reason for Christmas. May God Bless our Troops and may God continue to bless the U.S.A. during this Christmas season.
  • FOUND: A Leader With Conviction.
    on Dec 22, 2009
    Remember this guy?I had the opportunity to listen to LTC Allen West tonight LIVE on The Andrea Shea King Show on BlogTalkRadio.  Listeners had the chance to call in and ask him questions as we interacted in a live chat room and listen...
  • Iron Law of the Oligarchy
    on Dec 22, 2009
    Americans are still overwhelmingly against passing this Healthcare plan.  Yet, our elected officials seem to think they know better than we do about what we need, as this bill is becoming a reality.  At what point has the President and Cong...
  • Reflections of a Soldier: "Deeds Not Words" pt.3As the movie Blackhawk Down was being released, we were ending our Bosnia rotation as part of SFOR X.  It was no secret that LTC Steele (pictured right) refused to directly engage in conversation regarding his part in Operati...
  • Why a Timely Decision on Afghanistan Mattered
    on Dec 22, 2009 in obama Iran Afghanistan Israel Military
    Recently a small number of Iranian soldiers crossed the border into Iraq, took control of an oil well and raised the Iranian flag.  The Iranian "justification" for this action was that this particular oil well is in Iranian territory that was no...
  • Misery Index Continues to Rise
    on Dec 21, 2009 in obama misery index inflation economy
    As predicted by me and my friend Greybeard, the Misery Index is on a steady ascent. This month the index is at 11.84%, which is up from 10.02% last month.  I continue to predict fun times ahead for all of us as our misery continues to rise as we...
  • Reflections of a Soldier: "Deeds Not Words" pt. 1All this talk of LTC Allen West reminds me of my first Battalion Commander I served under during my four years in the Army.  Allow me to reminisce.I was a brand new 2LT (i.e. "Butter Bar") and had just finished my first PCS (Permanent Change of...
  • Finally...a Leader With Conviction and Passion (And He's a True Conservative!)
    on Dec 17, 2009
    Greybeard over at PitchPull first made me aware of this modern day hero.  His name is LTC (Retired) Allen West and he is running for U.S. Congress for the 22nd District in Florida.Here is Wikipedia's Summary of LTC West's actions which resu...
  • The Dreamliner vs. The Birdcage Liner
    on Dec 17, 2009
    From Michael Ramirez of Investor's Business Daily......
  • Reflections of a Soldier: "Deeds Not Words" pt. 2I remember it like it was yesterday.I was part of the advanced party and command group who landed in Bosnia on September 7, 2001 to begin the handoff from 3-7 Cav of the 3rd Infantry Division to us.  I had just begun to meet with the o...
  • First Year of Presidency: Good Solid FGood Solid B+??? Really?  I don't even think Oprah bought it.Almost a full year into your Presidency you are still blaming the previous administration for where we are.  At what point will you start accepting responsibil...
  • Manhattan Declaration
    on Dec 9, 2009
    This is what its all about.If you believe in the sanctity of life, marriage and religious liberty, take a minute to read the stand that this group of intellectuals are making.  If you don't think that that the founding of our nation was based on...
  • Don't take life for granted - CNN.com
    on Dec 4, 2009
    Don't take life for granted - CNN.comThis is a great opinion piece, which I thought I would share.Guilty as charged. It's so easy for us to look at our present circumstances and allow them to dictate our idea of "happiness". In reality, the situation...
  • Let These Senators Know How You Feel
    on Nov 20, 2009
    "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."-Edmund BurkeCall these four Democratic Senators who are still "on the fence" regarding how they are going to vote on the Healthcare Bill. Be courteous, but also explain that...
  • Misery Index on the Rise
    on Nov 20, 2009
    My friend PitchPull posted this on his site and I feel it deserves some attention.The Misery Index factors in inflation and the unemployment rate to calculate what level of "misery" the American people are currently experiencing.The last index (2 mon...
  • F.U.B.A.R.
    on Nov 19, 2009
    When I was in the military, FUBAR was a term we used when something was screwed up. FUBAR is the first thing that comes to my mind when I see how this administration is handling the trial of Khaleid Sheik Mohammed.Sen Graham (even though I am not a...
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