User Profile: PapaPegasus

PapaPegasus

Member Since: January 06, 2011

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  • September 17, 2013 at 11:17pm

    Throughout my Army career I have never understood why we are trusted with our weapons overseas (with the exception of OCONUS military bases in Germany, Italy, Alaska, and Hawaii) yet are not trusted with them stateside. We are trained very well to use these weapons in an appropriate manner. There may not be shootings on a day to day basis on military installations, but you cannot tell me that having the Soldiers armed at Fort Hood or the Sailors at the Navy yard would not have lessened the impact or deterred the attacks altogether.

    Many of you will agree that the best deterrent from an assailant is an aggressive posture, hell that’s right out of security 101, so why are our bases projecting such a soft posture. For instance, our Basic Combat Training facilities are virtually open to the public for graduations and the like, with very minimal security. It is a wonder to me why the bad guys haven’t exploited them more often.

    Maybe I’m making sense, maybe I’m not. It’s late for me, and I rarely post comments. Many, many Soldiers feel the same as me. We should be able to protect ourselves on and off base. Hell you can’t even carry a concealed weapon on base. You have to check it with the provost marshal and leave it locked up at home. Hella good it does you there when the next Hasan comes calling.

  • April 11, 2013 at 8:36pm

    Right on Booger. they have no business knowing what we are buying.

  • April 11, 2013 at 8:32pm

    Yes Booger! They have no business knowing what the hell we are buying.

  • December 18, 2012 at 5:05pm

    Says the guy or gal that probably has never attended an NRA event or class. This organization promotes responsible gun ownership, safety, and personal accountability. Clown organization my ass. Troll much?

  • December 7, 2012 at 8:26pm

    @TeresaJ

    Yes I will listen. No, I’m not advocating gay marriage just because society is already messed up. When will you holier than though bible thumpers stop trying to legislate your morality on the rest of us? Yes, there is hate in what you write. It is thinly disguised as Christianity. You dare to throw up God to make your hate seem like the moral norm. Not only will conservatives like you continue to help the Republican party lose elections, your type will be the ones crucifying gays when the end times come, which I am sure you pray for daily.

  • December 7, 2012 at 5:44pm

    @TeresaJ

    So redefining marriage will lead to society breaking down? How about cigarettes? Gambling? Strip clubs? Pornography? Alcohol? Before we keep people from legalizing their love for one another we have a lot more things to worry about. Fact is, nearly every gay or lesbian person I know has stayed in a committed relationship, much longer than all of the heterosexual people in my life.

    What you are writing about is pure fear and not knowing the people you fear. For every flaming queen out there you see in the media, there are 10 conservative, well educated, contributing members of society who aren’t like that. I’m not speaking from a bubble either. I’ve traveled the world twice over and experienced other cultures. None is as fearful of gays and lesbians than ours. Most other societies just go on with lives, ours is the one that hates so much. (No, I’m not a progressive, liberal, granola hippy.)

  • December 7, 2012 at 5:20pm

    @Spank

    Really? Put down like rabid animals? You really should consider mental health treatment. I fear for you, the members of your immediate family, and your entire community that you think the way you do.

    Let someone try to harm my two dads and I will put a 45 right through their damn skull. You can’t be serious.

  • December 7, 2012 at 4:14pm

    Not that anyone of you far right people will care, but DOMA means something totally different to people like me. I am a conservative by definition, with the exception that I disagree with the stance that gays should not be allowed to marry and have the same rights as same sex couples. Why?

    My brother, sisters, and I were adopted by my gay uncle and his partner (now going on 40 years faithfully together) when my parents died at a young age. They are the most loving, conservative people I know. All of us children were cared for and nurtured. Yes, all of us turned out heterosexual. All of us are well adjusted, contributing members of society. As a matter of fact, myself and my oldest sister are active duty Army, career Soldiers. My brother is a musician, and my youngest sister is a mother of three, and manages a major restaurant chain.

    In a society that turns a blind eye to same sex couples who live with each other without being married, why do we hate good people who want to be married that are of the same sex?

    Why do we care what happens in other peoples’ lives as long as they are within the bounds of the constitution in their daily practices? My adoptive parents deserve to be married. They have supported each other for 40 years, through college, through their careers, (one is a retired RN, the other a school teacher), so why can’t they claim the other as next of kin and have benefits for each other?

    It is just plain wrong. Wrong.

    Now let’s hear some homopho

  • September 16, 2011 at 6:31pm

    I am an Army Recruiter and can personally attest to high school age home schooled kids outperforming their public and private schooled counterparts. Of the three dozen home schooled kids I have helped join the service, all of them have made top scores on the ASVAB (entrance exam). Conversely, the public school kids consistently score in the middle, or don’t pass at all. On a daily basis we have kids come in who just graduated or are in their senior year who score so low that they have to study for months just to pass! The test measures reading, writing, arithmetic reasoning, and also has an aptitude battery to measure the applicants ability to complete different job skill training areas. My wife and I were so impressed with this first hand data that we decided to home school our own children. My daughter has been home schooled for the past 1 1/2 years. She jumped ahead of her peers in all areas within the first year. She is 9 years old and reads the WSJ Weekender with Dad on Saturdays. Our son is only 6 weeks old but we are going to do the same with him.

    In regard to socialization, our daughter does softball, soccer, AWANAS, Girl Scouts, and 4H. Her social calendar is busier than mine and I talk to people for a living! It is all about parental involvement and caring.