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“The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter.” Thomas Jefferson

All Is Lost

With the recent outcome of the election, I have been left shaking my head in disbelief. Having a week or so to reflect, I have decided that common sense is officially dead.  In reconstructing the crime scene, the evidence shows that political correctness and entitlement slowly and methodically smothered common sense in it’s bedroom …

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Great Article On The Chick-Fil-A Uproar

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Elizabeth Scalia has written a wonderful article on the Chick-Fil-A uproar that I just had to repost.  It is amazing how one side of these arguments is always hurling the “intolerant” accusation at the other side, and yet, their actions consistently show them to be the intolerant ones.  I have copied the article below …

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Afghanistan Diary Part 13- Moving Day- 5 November, 2011

A few days ago we convoyed up to what is to be the Super Bowl of our missions. Whitehouse, as the Patrol Base is named, is where we are to build two HLZ’s from scratch. Moving even further north has seemed to up the potential for enemy contact. We are up with 3rd reconnaissance battalion and 1st battalion, 6th Marine regiment, …

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Afghanistan Diary Part 12- Duty…Or Is It Doodie?

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Today the wind is blowing in just the right direction to present me with the lovely aroma of burning excrement. Yes, out here away from the lovely invention of plumbing and septic systems lies the land of burning pits of poo. This is our way of continuing our “doodies” without creating disease and plague. Some may not find this …

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A Much Needed Irish Getaway

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A much needed vacation is in order and I am jetting off to Ireland for a week.  Surprisingly enough, the Marine Corps now makes it three times more difficult to vacation in Ireland as they do to spend seven months in Afghanistan.  Below is an example of what the Marine Corps required a 40 …

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Afghanistan Diary Part 11- Task Force Nomad (November 2, 2011)

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 Why am I so lonely today? Most days I feel so strong, yet once in a while I find myself unable to control my emotions. I have nothing notable to be sad about and yet, here I am, feeling my mood sink by the minute. I find myself tired of this day, tired of this mission, tired of …

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