To whom much is given, much is expected.
@StormR Storm, my dad was stationed at the AF Base in Newfoundland when Bay of Pigs happened. I was a toddler, and it's my first real memory . . . my mom crying and trying to fill ever container in the house with water . . . I'm not sure what she was trying to do, seeing as how SAC bases were on the target list. Scary, scary times.
1 week, 6 days ago on The Cost of Limited War
@shooten I have two children ten years apart. I could help my daughter with her math classes all the way through high school. Ten years later, I wasn't able to help my son with math after 7th grade--the classes had gotten more difficult and moved to a higher level within those ten years. I will say, however, that I think most school systems operate as a bifurcated system. There are gifted, advanced, AP classes in abundence for the higher achieving students. Then there are the general classes for less capable students. I will also say that the vast majority of the higher achieving students came from the 2 parent households and the parents were actively involved in their children's academic lives. It was so sad, but you could tell in kindergarten which category the kids fell into . . . I hold the parents/families much more responsible than I do the teachers/school systems. Half the time, the teachers are expected to raise the children instead of the parents doing it. Between inadequate/inattentive parents and the constant testing forced down their throats, it's a wonder they do as good of a job as they do.
1 week, 6 days ago on Spies in America: A National Security Debacle (Part 2)
Great article, Mr. Nealen, and thank you. I continue to be amazed at the intellectual talent shown by SOFREP authors and commentators.
OMG, Kristen can join me in the Ladies Room anytime she wants/needs to. Get over it already.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Breaking: Meet The First Female Navy SEAL, Kristin Beck
And totally kicked their asses! Go Caledonia!!
@StormR @JackMurphyRGR @GodblessUSSF @stage9 And thank God they are. And none too soon based on some of the comments on here. So sad that some people are still so incredibly ignorant and hateful.
@ShayneDeLosMuertos Best wishes and prayers for your nephew.
@StormR Amazingly well said, Storm. You have an incredible talent for a well-turned phrase.
A Harry Truman fact sheet? I'd love to see it.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on John Brennan’s Political Purges Within the CIA
Thanks for sharing, Fan. I agree with you about independent, analytical, critical thinkers--that should be the goal. My children were raised with a liberal mom and a conservative dad, for want of more precise labels. Politics and conversation are blood sports in our home with a "no prisoners taken" approach. Opinions are fiercely fought and debated and constantly challenged. It is a point of pride that I have two engaged, involved "kids" (32 and 22--I was a child bride :)), who are socially and politically involved. Whatever their beliefs, I'm supportive as long as they are passionate and not apathetic. Of course, I'm more supportive when they agree with me. :)
@Tango9 Besides, that way you can pick up the keyboard I owe you.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Jesse Ventura Sues Wife of Slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle
@Tango9 Okay, then I'll cook for the hole diggers. Homemade salsa and green chili chicken enchiladas.
@Tango9 Plenty of desert around Albuquerque, and I'll help dig the hole.
@BOBfrombob I have to disagree with you. Jesse Ventura DID have a choice. He could have chosen to do the right thing and let the lawsuit lapse. Instead, he chose to pursue his childish vendetta against a dead man via a young widow trying to raise two children without their father. Had he chosen to walk away from the lawsuit, he could have claimed the moral high ground. Instead, he has once again shown the world how petty and pathetic he is. A stupid story about a bar fight is worth mentally torturing a widow? Instead of being able to focus on her children, she has to deal with this crap? I'm sure he'll rot in hell.
@LauraWalkerKC @marbito11 @Coriolis effect Over 100 of which were to the OEB to meet with the people who were implementing the new health care law. Here's a breakout of exactly who he met with.
BTW, he was appointed by Bush, so he's not an Obama appointee. Just sayin'.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on John Brennan’s Political Purges Within the CIA
@Tango9 Okay, that dragged me back in. I would never have said Bush didn't have cojones. That's one thing he absolutely did have--I just wasn't sure about the brain.
"Neener neener"?? That's right up there with whistling "S"s. :)
@Recon6 @Tango9 It's been interesting, boys. Thanks for the debate. I have to get back to work or no one is going to get their paychecks today. Not that I'd mind, but they probably would. Take care.
@Tango9 Scooter Libby didn't face the music--he was dragged kicking and screaming into federal court. AND until the last day of the administration, Cheney was fighting for a pardon. Bush is the one who had the cojones not to grant one.
@Tango9 Agreed! My biggest gripe about people today is that they all seem to know their rights, but they have no idea of their responsibilities.
@Recon6 Teddy bear with fangs and very sharp claws.