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steve_CPO-USN-Retired

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  • [2] August 20, 2014 at 11:44am

    I think Harris Faulkner should be given more airtime on foxnews. Smart, quick-witted, articulate… and a stone “hottie.” Never noticed the eye blinking before commercial. My guess: It’s her reaction to focusing on the producing staff talking to her through her earpiece before a hard break (commercial).

  • [14] August 20, 2014 at 11:19am

    Change the team’s name to DIRTY CORRUPT POLITICIANS. Nickname can be the DC-POLs. Main logo will be a cartoon fatcat pol, carrying bags of money in hands. However, on the sides of the players’ helmets, have a round clear plastic picture holder. Each game, insert a different picture of a congress critter or member of the executive branch. Maybe the picture of opposing team’s senator or House Rep.

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  • [3] May 21, 2014 at 1:35pm

    Gonzo… under the adage, great minds think alike. I posted this a few minutes ago on a different site:

    Sigh… I’ve seen this “episode” before. Come before podium, voice “outrage”, add there will be an investigation to get to the bottom of this. Oh… and of course, “we” will hold “them” accountable” for added emphasis.
    (1) 2-3 months from now, the press may ask the WH about the VA Scandal. “Can’t talk about it. It’s still under investigation.”
    (2) 4-5 months from now, reporter will throw out a softball question to President or Press Sec about it. Then we will hear, it’s about a few bad apples, cowboys, or wrong-headed individuals.
    (3) 1 year from now, the administration will be asked about it. They will answer with a “nothing was there, blown out of proportion and the every reliable… it was a partisan attack about nothing.”
    (4) 18 months from now a question may come up. Answer: Why are you asking about that now… ancient history, move along.

    The administration need some new strategists. We are now in the “Re-run”… it worked well the last time mode.

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  • [3] May 3, 2014 at 9:20am

    Kind of reminds me of a quote from Dad. There’s a reason it’s called WORK and not FUN.

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  • April 3, 2014 at 2:29pm

    Some of my questions are:
    (1) 34 years old, married, with kids and only an Specialist (E-4)? When did he enlist… How long has he been in?
    (2) Deployed to Iraq for only 4 months? No combat… but was claiming brain injury?
    (3) Reported to Ft. Hood in February. OK. If he had a recent Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move (Feb 2014), he wasn’t in immediate danger of being separated from the Army (admin discharge or not being able to reenlist).
    (4) It will be interesting to find out about his previous duty station and his performance there. Was he transferred out, just to pass on the problem?

  • April 3, 2014 at 2:17pm

    Priceless! Typical entrepreneurial response to the overbearing and brain dead lib establishment. I’m surprised though, that they did change the coloring to a charcoal finish (to counter the ‘evil black gun’ crowd). They will be attacked on the modified ‘pistol grip’ though. Next, in 3-2-1…. “They” are trying to “skirt” the NY law!!! Yep… but what’s your point? It falls outside your anal, precise definitions. Have fun!

  • February 13, 2014 at 7:59am

    Forgot to add: First Lady’s dress. Black top – Good. Blue bed-sheet skirt – Bad. Hey! I’m a guy… what do I know about fashion?.

  • February 13, 2014 at 7:55am

    I have no problems with “state” dinners…

    I kind of find it amusing that two great world nations… with Socialist presidents leading them, who are both catching heat, falling in their counties polls, get together to break bread (and cry on each others’ shoulders). How’s that “transformational change” working out for both of you? FORWARD… (LEFT)!! Keep digging that hole deeper!!! /Sarc button off

  • November 21, 2013 at 11:54am

    Don’t care whether it’s a (D) or an (R). Have the moral fortitude and resign! Take some personal responsibility for your actions. “I’m an alcoholic.” OK… So how does that explain the Coke? I’m retired from the Navy. My 18-19 years old seaman had more personal accountability for their actions than the pols we have now.

  • October 18, 2013 at 10:17pm

    Just for “giggles,”I’d suggest “testing” Assistant Professors and full Professors on the following:

    - General Science (GS)
    - Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)
    - Mathematics Knowledge (MK)
    - Word Knowledge (WK)
    - Paragraph Comprehension (PC)
    - Verbal Expression (VE)=(WK)+(PC)
    - Electronics Information (EI)
    - Automotive and Shop Information (AS)
    - Mechanical Comprehension (MC)
    - Assembling Objects (AO)

    If you don’t recognize the above… they are the testing subjects contained in the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test. (Navy applicants also complete a Coding Speed (CS) test).

    Also… just for “giggles,” lets add “Knowledge in American History.”

    Something tells me, if we tested them, the scores won’t be very high.

  • October 14, 2013 at 10:10am

    Jaypem – Did you read the comment you just made? This woman, an “individual”, an American, saw something wrong and responded to it. Your response, eeeekk!!! A lawsuit may result!! Your “balls” may be held by a lawyer, but not mine. “Any criminal who blatantly steals from the store just may possess a weapon.” May, if, woulda, coulda. Grow a pair, you sniveling wus!

  • October 7, 2013 at 5:46pm

    We’ve had this problem in the military for years now. Almost all the services’ regs include a CO’s final rule (can look at the person)… instead of going by neck, waist, height measurements. Unfortunately, most CO’s don’t use that authority. Agree, the immersion saltwater measurement is the only true way to measure body-fat. What is even worse is the physical condition of today’s young adults. I did 24 years in the Navy. When I first came in, we used to run circles (literally) around our older enlisted (chiefs) during the 1-1/2 mile run (three times a week). Of course the “old” guys would soon get irate and tell us to go away… threatening us every way they could think of, LOL. During my last years of service (retired in 2007), I noticed that wasn’t happening. I was doing the run (semi-annually), and was blowing the doors off the youngsters… that shouldn’t be. They should have been running around me or past me, laughing at me (the now “old guy”). And oh, by the way, I’m wasn’t a health nut. I smoked like a chimney and drank life a fish (still do). The only time I ran, was during the twice-a-year physical fitness tests.

  • August 24, 2013 at 3:49pm

    The (left) media asks why aren’t their more african-americans in the tea-party movement. I’ll give two reasons: (1) The left african-american community will, after finding out your identity, will label you an “Uncle Tom,” “traitor to your race”, etc. These are hard working “folks” that follow, “I’m responsible for me and mine.” (2) Whatever personal responsibility they have, they have friends and relatives that are 180 degrees from them, but don’t want to rock the boat.

    Our current Leftist in Chief is a great example. As the economy sluggishly goes along, he says his administration is the cause of it being positive. I think in spite him, it’s the private sector doing it. We are at a turning point… Do we return to the Constitution, which up till now, as been eroded by definition over the last 50 years, or do to continue with Obama’s “FORWARD” (LEFT) agenda. We are living in a global economy…I don’t think any country in Europe (except maybe Germany) has seen the writing on the wall. If we return to our Constitutional beginnings, restraints, we can recover.

    If not, we will slowing become a large version of France.

  • August 17, 2013 at 3:08pm

    Somewhere in Georgia, Jimmy Carter is praying “Thank you Lord for Barak Obama. Now I won’t be viewed by as the worst president in modern times”.

  • July 30, 2013 at 3:22pm

    OK folks… you have missed the most important part of this story. Here it is:
    (1) Concealed/Carry Weapons (CCW) permits are growing by leaps and bound in all states, regions, municipalities (yeh, I know the “blue” cities are fighting it tooth-and-nail).
    (2) All law abiding citizens, regardless of race, ethnic background are getting pretty sick of the lawless punks and thugs… and are applying and receiving CCW licenses.
    (3) The punks and thugs are unaware of what is happening (Something tells me that they do not watch or listen to national or even local news).

    Therefore, I propose some “public service” ads/announcements that will be communicated on all music video channels (regardless of music genres).
    (1) The ads will convey that if you enter an establishment to rob it, or approach an individual (or their property) with the intention to do them harm or to rob them… YOU MAY BE SHOT AND KILLED!
    (2) In the ads: Explain this very carefully and slowly (use small words… use some cultural, ethnic slang (dependent on the channel/audience)… throw in some video reenactments to spell it out visually.

    It’s the only responsible and caring thing to do… /sarc/ off.

  • July 11, 2013 at 1:06pm

    Ahhh… “deployed,” “Abu Dhabi,” traveling in a “group.” I’d bet my bottom dollar that you were USAF “deployed” at Al Dhafra Air Base.

    I was the Navy Ship Coordinator (and handled all USMIL aircraft clearances), stationed at the Embassy from Nov 2000 to Apr 2002). Have to admit… felt sorry for you guys out there. Limited times that you got to leave the base, had to go in groups… etc.

    I also collected “imminent danger pay” and was fed tax free for the tour. While there is many, many more places to save money in the DoD budget, I can see why they would remove some countries from the danger pay list. Although I was single… If I was married, could take a family there. That should be the guiding factor. And yes… I was stationed there during 9/11… and yes the “pucker” factor went up 200%. Throughout the tour the C** station chief came into our offices three times, advising us to “vary our times, routes and regular “haunts”.” Couldn’t tell us why…used to drive us up the wall.

  • May 5, 2013 at 3:06pm

    The “administration” response was a lie to begin with. Who told the American people about it?

    The President… NO. The White House spokesman, Jay Carney… NO.
    The Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton… NO. The Asst Secstate…NO. The Asst Secstate for the Middle East… NO. The Deputy Secstate for Physical Security…NO.

    They wheeled out UN Ambassador Rice….WTF??? What did her duties/functions have to do with Libya and the attack on the compound? Gee, I guess the Interior Secretary, the Commerce Secretary, or even the white house janitor was unavailable.

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  • April 7, 2013 at 3:31pm

    Folks… Don’t get your panties in a bunch over the term “diplomat.” This is simply an old-world definition for “foreign service officer.” The State Dept is broken down under two major categories: Foreign Service Officers, which are the “white collar,” employees that will work their way up the embassy/consulate food chain for positions. The other is the technical/support/administrative employees (blue collar worker bees). Those are the commications, logistics/supply, secretarial, security, etc. staff members. From the article, she worked in the Public Affairs Office. Definitely, by her age, not on top of the departmental food chain.
    Disclosure: I was the Navy Ship Coordinator, working in the United Arab Emirates (Nov 2000 – Apr 2002). My “workplace” was at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi (in a back room space within the Defense Attache Office)… but technically, did not work for the State Dept. My “****” belonged to a U.S. Navy logistics command (COMNAVLOGCENT) based out of Bahrain.

  • April 5, 2013 at 9:38pm

    The TSA agent was worthless. Most of the incident was “grappling”. The off duty police officer subdued the woman. What is the TSA agent doing? Backs off and just stands there. When the other TSA agents converge on the scene… do they help the police officer? No. They go to their co-worker. I think the majority of TSA staff were the bottom of the barrel from other federal agencies/departments. They jumped on the “new” agency band wagon because they were failing within their old agencies.

  • March 27, 2013 at 11:31pm

    REALINDEPENDENT’s earlier post (Mar 25, 1:17pm) regarding the 2nd Amendment. “If you read
    that and think it wasn’t the Founders plan to have a national guard or Militia if you will. And not for everyone to have a gun for whatever reason they want. You are lying to yourself and others.”

    Thanks for showing your ignorance of the “founders’ plan.” Let’s just look at their actual words:

    “Who are the Militia? They consist now of the whole people, except for a few public officers.” George Mason

    “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” Thomas Jefferson

    MY FAVORITE: “The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” Thomas Jefferson

    “…to disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them…” George Mason

    “Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.” George Washington

    “The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference they deserve a place of honor with all that is good.” George Washington

    “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.“ James Madison

    “Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion… in private self-defense.” Jo

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