User Profile: Dismayed Veteran

Dismayed Veteran

Member Since: March 10, 2011


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  • [24] April 16, 2015 at 10:53am

    I am a baby boomer. The last to know freedom. We wandered in packs anywhere we wanted.

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  • [17] April 16, 2015 at 9:14am

    This is how a country turns into a 3rd world sh**hole.

  • [1] April 14, 2015 at 9:53am

    All of them have their up and down side, but this is the best field of candidates the GOP has offered in many a decade. No more Bush. No more Clinton. I am tired of dynasties.

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  • April 13, 2015 at 9:09am

    Running on, running on empty
    Running on, running blind
    Running on, running into the sun
    But I’m running behind

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  • April 10, 2015 at 9:27am

    I wonder if the Australians call it “being on the down low” or “being down under”?

  • [2] April 9, 2015 at 9:00am

    From the land of Big Red and the Black Shirts, Nebraska thanks you.

  • [1] April 8, 2015 at 4:16pm

    None of these sheep will ever be at the pointy end of the spear. Keep in mind, Michigan sons who answer the call come from the blue collar side of the community not the privileged side.

  • [12] April 8, 2015 at 9:20am

    The neighbors were not defending the criminals. They were concerned about being hit by stray rounds.

    The home owner broke a fundamental rule of gun safety: Be sure of your target and what is beyond it. He put his neighbors at risk.

    The best home defense weapon is a shotgun not a pistol. Most any fool can hit the target with a shotgun.

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  • April 8, 2015 at 9:07am

    To quote Bumbles:

    This is a big F deal.

  • [56] April 7, 2015 at 9:50am

    I never thank a vet for their service. I thank them for their sacrifice. To service really means what is sacrificed by joining the military. They have sacrificed their youth and innocence. Their family had to come in second place when orders came for an unaccompanied tour or deployment to a combat zone. They gave up watching their children celebrate a birthday or play sports. Your spouse is left to cope with a job and raise kids alone. Their experience separates them emotionally from their old friends. Their families don’t understand why they do some odd actions.

    All gave some. Some gave all. This is the truth of sacrifice and service.

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  • [1] April 7, 2015 at 9:00am

    It seems strange that the NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) would conduct an investigation on a US Army soldier. The US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) and maybe the US Army Military Intelligence Command would have been the appropriate agencies for Bergdahl’s investigation.

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  • [5] April 6, 2015 at 4:27pm

    Don’t they know a kid, a paper box and an imagination is the best toy possible.

  • March 31, 2015 at 12:23pm

    @chuck & doke

    I probably am a racist. I like to think that I judge people by their character and actions. But when I see young black men in gangster clothing, I think possible criminals. Prior to 2008, I thought: Teenagers and their idiot clothes. I realize this is profiling but I can’t prevent my thoughts. The real question is how I treat minorities which is with dignity and respect.

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  • [17] March 31, 2015 at 12:00pm

    These moments make good stories around the holiday dinner table. My kids start with “Remember when…” and their children pay attention.

  • March 31, 2015 at 11:55am

    I bet you either complain when someone tees up in the rough or you don’t believe in mulligans or multiple mulligans.

  • [4] March 31, 2015 at 11:35am

    Have you ever been in a board meeting when you thought one of these thoughts?

    I really have to go to the bathroom. Just shut up and sit down.

    If I poke my palm with the point of a paper clip, can I stay awake?

  • [28] March 30, 2015 at 8:35am

    I am so overcome by white guilt, I am changing my name Martin Roosevelt Lincoln. I will be demanding reparations for my ancestors bondage. sarc off

    Prior to 2008, I considered myself not to be a racial bigot. I knew too many outstanding troopers in the Army to generalize about race. Since 2008, I have slowly become less tolerant. Obama’s legacy will be setting race relations back 50 years.

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  • [4] March 26, 2015 at 1:40pm

    Looking through 67 year old eyes, I am angered with the kids being encouraged to climb on the Nurses’ Memorial.

    This family went to the Wall and the monuments for some reason. That reason should have been to explain why the monuments are important.

    Finally, I would like to think that had I been there, I would have politely explained to the children and the parents what the monuments mean to us.

  • [3] March 26, 2015 at 9:07am

    I live in Lincoln. Chambers has refused to apologize for his comments. He is an embarrassment to most Nebraskans but does represent his constituents in North Omaha.

  • March 26, 2015 at 8:48am

    I recall some of the comments made about Bergdahl early on when he was considered a POW by most concerned Americans. Many, including myself, were outspoken about getting him released. Fast forward 3 years and he is being charged with desertion.

    “No one left behind” is a promise made by the military and fellow soldiers. The USMC is renowned for this ethic. BAT 21 is the classic example of this promise. Regretfully, this does not always happen.

    I think the trade was a bad deal but I am also pleased that no one was left behind even if they are a deserter. Now he can be charged and tried.

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