User Profile: Herc-59


Member Since: April 26, 2013


  • [4] October 29, 2014 at 3:55pm

    I’ve only been to SF three or four times, but I think it’s one of the ugliest cities, and everything seems oriented toward stripping tourists of as much money as possible by hawking the shoddiest goods. Monterey, a couple of hours south, is much better, but even that now pushes mostly crap to the tourists. 20 years ago it was all artists.

  • [5] October 29, 2014 at 3:50pm

    If you don’t like flat, anything south of D.C. along both the eastern and western sides of the Blue Ridge. Beautiful and affordable. Can’t beat the people either. I’ve lived around the world, and Lynchburg, Virginia is one of the friendliest and most beautiful areas I’ve lived in. Liberty University has a strong presence, but Atheists need to get over it. I’m not the same religion, but nobody treats me differently because of it. Low crime, good cost of living, multiple quality Universities within an hour of driving, and the only 4-season ski-area on the East Coast. Not a lot of immigrants here unfortunately, but the few I’ve met don’t seem to have any problems. Most here don’t care what race or religion you are(I have a really good wiccan friend). Sure, there are jerks everywhere. The city is situated on the James river, and has huge potential for growth. Come to think of it…stay away.

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  • [9] October 28, 2014 at 4:49pm

    Wow! That was powerful. The problem is, nobody that needs to see it ever will.

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  • October 28, 2014 at 3:22pm

    Oh heck! Now we’re gonna have to raise tuition again.

  • [10] October 27, 2014 at 1:06pm

    So sick of this old, white male, conservative shtick. Maddow and her ilk promote ageism and racism every time they open their fetid mouths. It’s a shame people’s lives don’t reflect their value to society, because she’s worthless. I guess white men had the reins for too long, so now, according to a woman that is pretty open about hating men, we’re not allowed to have any voice at all.

    I’ve got news for her and all of the other apologists and white-haters out there. We are the only country in the world that fought a war to end slavery; every other country just let it fade over the centuries (not to mention all of the countries that still actually have it). Here’s a fact for you – more than 360,000 men died to free the blacks from slavery, most of them were white. More than 3/4 of a million white men gave their lives to end slavery – what more do we have to do before we can finally move on and deal with real problems? What kind of sacrifice do they think is enough to make a white man not just another cracker? You don’t like me – get over it. You try to harm me – you won’t get over it.

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  • [2] October 27, 2014 at 9:36am

    Don’t we even quarantine astronauts when they return from space? You don’t hear them complaining about being treated like prisoners or that it discourages them from going to space. There are a few less germs in space than there are in Ebola-infested regions of Africa, so why is there even a question?

  • [4] October 24, 2014 at 1:38pm

    I’d marry her…especially if she’d keep that Princess costume.

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  • October 24, 2014 at 10:21am

    Sounds like you have other issues. John 8:7. I wish you a challenge free life my young friend.

  • [1] October 24, 2014 at 10:17am

    100 percent agree. I don’t know his politics, but that’s what he should be evaluated on. Everyone of us has done something really stupid when we were young. That could have killed his Navy career, so he must have done a hell of a job making up for it to have gotten as far as he did. If the Navy thought he changed, then he should get the benefit of the doubt.

  • [5] October 23, 2014 at 3:23pm

    Stuff happens in the chaos, but he shouldn’t have been trying to kick anybody in the head. That was pretty obvious!

  • [-1] October 23, 2014 at 3:09pm

    I don’t know how military services makes you more or less qualified for office anyway; I’ve served with some of the best and the worst. I’ve made some big mistakes in life and learned from them. Some lessons were just how not to get caught, but some were life changing that made me a better man. I don’t know which it was for this guy, but I have no reason not to believe he’s sincere. Giving the benefit of the doubt doesn’t mean someone earns my trust, just that I’m open to listening. I say listen to the guy and see who he is today before you make up your minds. Or not.

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  • [4] October 23, 2014 at 9:37am

    This isn’t a story about a shooting range; it’s a story about the authorities finding cool, fun projects to spend confiscated money on. Remember a couple of weeks ago when they had the story of the sports cars etc that departments had purchased? You can fund anything you want if all you have to do is go confiscate property from people you catch smoking pot. Police did the same thing in the former Soviet Union when I was stationed there – they just did it more openly.

  • [2] October 23, 2014 at 9:26am

    It’s hard to even comment; my heart is breaking. It makes me want to extinguish this evil.

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  • [1] October 23, 2014 at 9:15am

    Robberies by idiots should be classified as entertainment. How does it feel to be about the world’s dumbest thug?

  • [5] October 22, 2014 at 1:31pm

    If there had been an attack like the one going on in Ottawa, people would complain that the police hadn’t taken enough precautions. From seeing so many Blaze readers constantly complaining about the police, I don’t think they can ever win…damned if they do…damned if they don’t. Sure there are abuses, but most of them are our neighbors just trying to do their jobs. Hearing everyone whine reminds me of the way people talked about military after Nam – we forced ‘em to go and hated ‘em for having gone.

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  • [19] October 22, 2014 at 1:06pm

    I’m really sad; they’ve damaged these little girls.

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  • [1] October 22, 2014 at 10:11am

    I worked at NSA for about ten years. I’m no Snowden fan, but if the Agency and the Administration hadn’t been abusing Americans trust, there may never have been any compromise of classified programs. These programs were kept secret because they’re overwhelmingly condemned by the public.
    I don’t know for certain that the senior administration at NSA have any political motives for the things they do, but during my decade there every civilian I knew was a t-shirt wearing, in-your-face Democrat with an almost radical hatred of Republicans. You’d always hear them having political arguments/discussions with military members when walking the cubicles. We all just assumed it was because of their union. Of course DIRNSA is always military, but by the time you’re at that rank you’re really just a politician. Promotion above O-6 level (Colonel) is more about your politics than your performance. The military is just like any other bureaucracy; you have to politic your way to the top.

  • [1] October 22, 2014 at 9:35am

    Class act.

  • [1] October 20, 2014 at 12:51pm

    Nice to see stories with happy endings.

  • October 20, 2014 at 12:38pm

    As a dad, it brought tears to my eyes. Way to go coach.