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Veterans' Day, 2014

Society and Morals, Perceptions, National Issues, History

There is something tranformational that occurs when you serve your country in the military, especially when in harm's way either in combat or, as in my case, by the nature of your service. I entered the U.S. Air Force a relatively immature young buck looking forward to a great experience, flying jet fighter aircraft. However, not much time passed before my outlook changed. I realized that I was serving my country, protecting it and its people from foreign attack. Suddenly, the game became much more serious and definitely not a game. Duty, honor, country became much more than a slogan, it became an imperative. This clear responsibility engendered a sense of purpose and pride I had never before experienced. I grew up.

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Global Humbug IX-Environmental Madness

Environment, National Issues

Creation took God six days--either literal or not, machts nichts. On the seventh day He rested. Even God was tired from the effort to create a perfect universe--Scripture says "It was good." Since then, man has messed with it, doing nothing but screwing it up. One huge example is the world's greatest scam, Global Climate Change.

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The Dogs of War-Scott Walker

Politics, Local Issues

The dogs are in full cry. They think they have Gov. Scott Walker treed, and well they might. The formerly "secret" John Doe documents recently released seem, at least from reading the media reports, to consist mostly of allegations and accusations by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's staff. In case you just came out of your cave, he, John Chisolm, is a Democrat. If you carefully read the report in Friday's daily newspaper, it consists almost totally of quotes and statements by said prosecutors, who not only have been defeated in the courts but are actually being sued.

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"Confirm...thy Liberty in Law"

Society and Morals, Perceptions, Politics

The headline references the last line of the second verse of America the Beautiful, a patriotic song that I believe would have made a much better national anthem than The Star Spangled Banner.  But that's not the subject of this post. The subject is the pervasive attitude of lawlessness emanating from Washington. I have never in my many years seen the like. Yes, Dick Nixon and Bill Clinton lied, for which they were either impeached (Clinton) or threatened with impeachment. No such fate awaits our present occupant of the White House who is insulated by the inevitable accusations of racism directed towards any opposition.

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D-Day, 1944

National Issues, History, Perceptions

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