I proudly put my Afghan Vet sticker on the back of my car. I cherish the bond amongst us vets but I began to despise the attention. I don’t do it for the thank you’s, I do it because I love watching people lead their own lives in peace, enjoying the company of others and the richness that life brings.
You say you are beginning to despise the attention .....may I suggest that the next time that feeling happens to reflect upon the returning Vietnam vet such as myself that were spit upon and called Baby Killers. We didn't serve for the thank you's either .
I'm still thankful for your service and those that served with you.
November 5, 2014 at 9:04am
I would think that you’d want them parralel and not vertically overhead. My thought was, how difficult would maintenance be and would it be disruptive to traffic which in turn impacts commerce? I give this a C+ for good initiative but the execution could certainly be improved.
October 17, 2014 at 2:48pm
This just cleared the way for his run as a State Senator. It’s smart politics for PROGs.
 October 15, 2014 at 8:08am
15/15. I thought they were going to ask tougher questions than what I learned in the 10th grade.
October 14, 2014 at 9:50am
Here’s why it would be good for us. Lower transportation costs! In lowering these costs, food prices fall, other items costs to markets and those prices fall. It will not lower any US companies’ profit margin! More importantly, this slight deflation will allow more funds in the pockets of consumers to do one of several things: pay off debts; save money; purchase more goods; any combination therein. Temporary deflation with a held pricing level is always good. Continued deflation = bad…
 October 10, 2014 at 11:26am
1st Obama is a communist and not a fascist. He’s also a globalist and not a nationalist – he loathes the country he is sworn to lead. They are opposites.
2nd let’s understand the cause of the Crusades…hundreds of raids in unarmed towns, murders, rapes, beheadings, burning of books, murdering of scholars etc until the Roman Pope finally said he’d help stop the madness. 10′s of thousands of innocent people died before the first crusade. Trade was stopped and millions were being pushed into poverty.
3rd the crusades were limited in territorial gains in its scope. Once access to Jeruselum was given back to ALL people, the kingdoms of the west stopped their territorial fightings.
no need to go further – this isn’t a battle of historical facts, it’s one of religious and ideological perception – facts be damned here
September 3, 2014 at 7:33am
No, NO, & NEVER! You will over give them propoganda to get more recruits. Use their religion against them. Instead, cover them in pork blood/parts after they’re dead. It is how John Pershing put down an Islamic uprising who was beheading everyone to include kids that would not convert.
 September 2, 2014 at 7:26am
I get your point about those celebrities. However, those are individuals who have abondoned their people and thier faith for the god of fame and weath. The Jews of Israel however has not had their heads in the sand, they are the only ones who have been warning the US and Britain that this crap was coming since the mid-70s.
 August 20, 2014 at 6:55am
So next time I will type it out in Word and proof it before posting. “2001, after the Towers fell, would have ended the conflict and remains the answer today.”
August 20, 2014 at 6:53am
Nuke them? Come on that think people! You are supposed conservatives and not liberals which implies you engage your grey matter before your emotions.
We have friends there, the Tirks and the Christians that are left. We will have their blood on our hands if we nuke ISIS to no include the innocent people who now sit under them.
This very well could get bloody. I believe that General of the Armies Pershing’s solution to an islamic uprising was the only way to handle this back in 2001 and remains that today. Look at history. An attempt to establish a caliphate in the Philipines was being made. Don’t believe the liberal bs lie that all Philipinos were tryin got kick the US out. Pershing, after reading the Koran to know his enemy had a solution. After enacting that solution once, just once, the uprising was over. How many lives and years of fighting did he stop? Research it. I am willing to bet all that I own and will earn for the rest of my life that even ISIS will stop fighting.
So next time I will type it out in Word and proof it before posting. "2001, after the Towers fell, would have ended the conflict and remains the answer today."
 July 22, 2014 at 11:44pm
So this is where Huckabee stands? I’ve never been certain about whether or not I like him. Now I’m certain that I don’t.
 July 22, 2014 at 6:11am
@ dckelder & fla patriot – he said “of the Marine Corps” behind Sergeant Major. Specific words are important and have meaning. Come on gents, you’re smarter than common core grammar. There are many Sergeant Majors IN the Marine Corps but “there can be only one” Sergeant Major OF the Marine Corps as BryanB correctly pointed out.
 July 22, 2014 at 2:38am
NCO are not officers but enlisted. At E-5 (E-4) for some, they are entrusted by the officer corps to make independent decisions on behalf of the officer corps. It is the officer corps who has a special commission by Congress to represent the power and authority of the President in that position. The Non-Commissioned Officer stuck because it was unique (at that time) to the American Army starting with the Revolutionary War to allow non commissioned personnel to make command decisions. Thus the nickname noncom or NCO stuck and is worn as a badge of honor. With that said, there is nothing I love seeing more than a good NCO. Some of us officers think that we run the show but in reality, but THEY are the rock stars of our military!
June 27, 2014 at 7:18am
That press release has more spin than a Texas Twister.
 June 19, 2014 at 4:00am
You’re exactly right. I hope the Repubs have half a brain on this ask ask some one who knows a little something about the IT field. All that information is on the email exchange server and if it is not there, it is on the back up drives!
April 4, 2014 at 12:19am
Acquired improperly translates to stolen. It is possible that he has broken a number of laws and the FBI will return the artifacts to the righfull owners, provided the ATF doesn’t take themto sell and purchase illegal weapons and give them to some cartel first.
March 28, 2014 at 9:08am
240lb redhead vs 150lb guy. He’s going to loose until he realises it’s been a year and may be another year…
March 28, 2014 at 12:15am
Proverbs is right. The guy was in the left lane intentionally antagozing the truck driver by purposefully blocking the passing lane. In some states (accident rates are lower there) that is illegal. See TX & OK for example. The tailgator should have let it go when an opportunity hi chance to pass came.
March 27, 2014 at 6:59am
In addition to what was said here, a large number of eastern Ukrainians identify themselves as Russians and the Ukraine supplies over 80% of Russias food. So manpower for industry and military plus the means to feed them. Why negotiate when you can take?