November 30, 2017

Six Seconds to Live

Eight years ago, two Marines from two different walks of life who had literally just met were told to stand guard in front of their outpost’s entry-control point. Minutes later, they were staring down a big blue truck packed with explosives.. General John Kelly, USMC, spoke to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis on November 13, 2010. He was then a Marine Lieutenant General who described a 2008 suicide bombing in Iraq that killed Marine Corporal Jonathan Yale,

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April 5, 2017

Vetting Ain’t Happening Folks!

What exactly is this vetting everyone is talking about? Vet is a verb meaning: make a careful and critical examination of (something). Vetting is a: gerund or present participle. Synonyms are: check, examine, scrutinize, investigate, inspect, look over, screen, assess, evaluate, appraise; informal check out THE BRITISH: investigate (someone) thoroughly, especially to ensure that they are suitable for a job requiring secrecy, loyalty, or trustworthiness. President Trump called for a new screening test in a speech

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February 24, 2016

Angry Bird or Screamin’ Meanie?

“Why am I losing friends so fast?  I always thought I was a nice guy.” I seem to have this problem when I meet women. The Muckster did it again this week. This time at an informal condo association dinner. I should have known from the Christmas Party (December 31, 2015 Article) to keep my mouth shut. Here’s how it all unfolded. One of the ladies, Gloria, at the long dinner table at El Charro’s

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February 19, 2016

Tell That to the Marines!

In stunning fashion today, an anonymous source was overheard stating the administration was making plans to disband the United States Marine Corps. The high-ranking official was heard to say this is unfinished business left over from the Truman and Carter Administrations, among others, who tried in vain to break up the United States Marine Corps. This reminded one when in 2010 the Washington Post quoted an Obama administration official as saying, We have better operational

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February 18, 2016

My Culture: Right or Wrong

The politicians and the media have their panties in a bunch. They don’t know how to destroy the outspoken Donald. While many may not think Trump will be nominated for the presidency, or they may not like the manner in which he speaks, he is certainly resonating across America, what most of us think of as the “Real America.” Let’s face it. The media doesn’t speak for “We the People.” They have no clue how

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February 17, 2016

The ISIS CR*ISIS: refugee or immigrant?

Am I wrong on this one? I usually always resort to “follow the money.” But my sniffer cannot pick up the money scent on this ISIS phenomenon. I feel like Ozzie singing “Can you help me occupy my brain?” is Paranoid.  There must be more to this than we know. Is it votes? The politicians have made this a humanitarian/security crisis. The left, following the White House lead, states that we must help the Syrian

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Europeanizing America

So, is it a good thing for America to become more like Europe? No, it isn’t. While we are silently and openly praying for the innocent victims of the attack by “Islamic Extremists” in Paris on Friday our current administration is devoted to Europeanizing America. The open society and open borders of European countries like France demonstrate actions have consequences. Well, isn’t that what is happening here in the United States. We have an open

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Concealed Carry Causes Crime: True or False

More studies and more political rhetoric concerning “gun laws “are dumped on “We the People” every day. To date, there has never been a study, or incident, to prove “Cancealed Carry” causes crime. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. The NRA is on the side of the individual

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Americans Abandoned by our Leadership

President Obama and Secretary Kerry have proven yet again that they have only one goal in mind: Political Self-Preservation. President Obama and Secretary Kerry have proven yet again that they have only one goal in mind: Political Self-Preservation. If the American presidency had any clout whatsoever, it would have demanded the release of these journalists immediately “or else.” But, this is just another symptom of our current administration. That we are making deals with countries

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February 7, 2016

What Price Population?

“Where the heck did all of these people come from Stella?” “I don’t know Sam. The caterer says we’re running out of canapés and there aren’t enough tables, chairs, place settings, food and drinks for all of these extra people.” “How many people were invited to the wedding Stella?” “Amy had 250 on the original invitation list. Then, some people were offended, and there was a lot of pressure to invite more guests. We were

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