Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day discounts

We salute our veterans on this Veteran's Day 2015! NO greater service than theirs.

Be sure and take advantage of the many discounts and freebies from businesses. Virtually every name brand chain, and small coffee shops, will be offering free or reduced meals to our military. Take advantage of it! You deserve these small tokens of appreciation. And did you know that when a veteran or military member is served by these establishments, that they get great satisfaction out of doing this for you?

There are way too many to list. Go to the business' website to find out what they offer. Here is one website that lists some:

The National Forest Service is waiving all parking fees today as well.

Ben Carson and West Point

Nobody really knows, we suppose, if Ben Carson was offered an appointment to West Point 45+ years ago. If he was, he made a choice to not go. But the newsmedia is too concerned about semantics. Carson claims he got a "full ride," and there are some media fools who want to nick him on what is really just words. We have no idea what you would call going to West Point, or any service academy for that matter, other than paid in full. No out of pocket expenses other than what might not be paid for. But certainly they are provided with all they really need, extra expenses not withstanding. So what do you call it? Full ride? Free? Appointment? Who cares! To us it all means the same.

Sure, some of you are saying, well, the students pay with time in service. Sure they do. But there are numerous ways out of it. Sometimes you pay back, sometimes you don't.

What would you call a DI football scholarship? Full ride? Of course....what else? And yet, those players certainly pay with blood, sweat, and tears. Hours of time on the football field. So would if one called that a "full ride" scholarship, would they be wrong? Who cares?

One thing is for sure. Our military is well loved and many will take offense to any political candidate playing loose with facts on that subject. But Ben Carson seems to not be.

We would like the newsmedia to scrutinize Benghazi, Clinton, Kerry, Obama, the VA, and the rest of this current White House who seems to have no clue how to run a military. Can you say, "Syria"?

How about a frantic newsmedia swarm of what "red line" means.

And let's not forget  Bo Bergdahl. What does deserter mean? What does AWOL mean? What does dishonorable mean?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Who is running our military?

The events of the past couple of weeks makes us wonder who is in charge of the US military. Does it matter that the spokespeople are not on the same page? Is the President the Commander in Chief, or just going through the motions? Let's take a look at some things that certainly give reasons to stop and wonder what in the world (pun intended) is going on?

First of all, we have no real plan to battle ISIS. We are swatting a fly here, a flea there. Our military is just on the sidelines waiting and watching...for what?

Putin? Obama meets with Putin, and of course plays it up. Only to have Putin lead Russia into a build up in Syria, then bomb what supposedly is the same people we were training and supporting. The Defense Department says they had no clue. John Kerry calls Putin, "unprofessional." Are you kidding? Unprofessional? A very strange choice of words to say the least. But again, the point is, we were clueless.

And now we are watching Putin have a plan in Syria. Join Syria, Iran, and now Iraq. Boy have we lost the edge. What about Obama's promise to make sure Assad goes? Well, that train has left the station.

Of course when anyone talks about this stuff, Obama just says the other side just wants war. With Obama, there seems to be only two choices: Nothing or war. We don't remember Ronald Reagan going to war for the Berlin Wall, Poland, etc.

And then we have this little matter about us bombing a hospital.

Not more than a few hours, Obama was on the spot, complaining about lack of gun control after the horrible tragedy in Oregon. In fact, he boldly made it political. A rather shameful act, actually, for the President of the United States.

But then we bomb a hospital and what is his response? Silence.

First we say we are looking into it. Then we say we did it because the Afghans asked us to. Followed by a few days of silence. Eventually, we admit it was a mistake. But that's not enough for this administration. No. They have to now say it was all the fault of those in Afghanistan. That is, blaming it on our military men and women who were just following orders. It's called passing the buck. "Stuff" flows downhill, as our fellow vets would know.

Obama should have spoken right away, AND TAKEN FULL RESPONSIBILITY! We bombed a hospital that we helped build.

The only people who ever do anything wrong, according to the president, is anyone but him!

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