I have retired after 35 years in the Army – 15 as an Infantry Officer (Special Warfare), and 20 as a surgeon, and now serve in emergency medicine in a civilian hospital. I’ve seen (and been) “hazed” at conclusion of Airborne (Prop Blast party), Ranger, and goodness knows where else. Never heard of deadly force being used as part of a “hazing.” AND. . . using a two hand mallet to strike a person in is beyond belief.
August 26, 2012 at 4:44pm
Try USAA. I’ve been with them since 1966 – and now thanks to changes in client requirements all of my children and now grandchildren have USAA – Insurance, Banking, and Investments – and all right here in the second best location in Texas (and the best one with a river wallk).
August 18, 2012 at 4:08pm
I’ll try this idea and let it stand on its own here instead of hooked to another comment.
IDEA: How about all us Vets out here send an old (or new) dog-eared photo of yourself in uniform in the combat zone or when in the service. We’ll ask Glenn Beck to box them up and send them to the little girl with a note of support (Airborne!). I’ll send one in my 5SFG tigers, and a later one in my Doc White Tigers…
August 18, 2012 at 4:04pm
Hey all y’all VETS out there… Let’s flood Glenn Beck with photos of Vets when on active duty. I’ve got one taken in RVN that I will donate. If he gets two truckloads of photos, let’s ask him to UPS them to that little girl. She can then know that some of us really care. I’ll send two: one in my 5thSFG get-up, and a later one in my Doc outfit – (hint: both in tigers.)
August 18, 2012 at 3:58pm
not only three meals/day, etc., but he is still being paid as an O4 (Major)… How’s that for … whatever?
August 16, 2012 at 3:28pm
only if the move includes first lady status to all of JFK’s, Clinton’s, and all the other presidents’ special friends…..
May 28, 2012 at 6:08pm
Words fail me! I’m tired … really tired after a very long weekend in ER. However, while words fail, tears seem on the brink … followed by prayers for our fallen heroes from my three wars and the current two and the many past. God bless them all.
May 18, 2012 at 7:43am
Seems as if the museums displaying this exhibit ought to fabricate twenty or so cubicles, each with red drapes, red lighting, and a water bed for practical exercises for the children. After all, the standard, dull instruction on how to . . . may not be enough for the current human race to grasp how to reproduce or even to be overcome by erotic fantasies. God help us! Of course, it is not appropriate to say that “things can’t become worse.” Hold on to the safety bar, the roller coaster ride is going to be fast and furious. Prayer may help. For sure, voting in November will help somewhat. But what we see here goes beyond political party, social contract, or even what is considered lawful and “correct.” Every night the ER fills with “victims” of these conditions who have made a choice to indulge in one or another or all of these forms of self abuse. Prayer and positive-peaceful involvement are the answers. The flip side of this is for all the “good people” from coast to coast to pull their head out of their rear and take note of what is happening and band together (in unity there is strength) and do something about it in a positive way.
May 11, 2012 at 7:22am
NICK84 . . . What will we do if Chief George’s intuition does not pan out? Most of us will get on our knees and thank God for answering our prayers and delivering this great nation of ours from the edge. If we go down, there will be no place to which people may run from oppression.If there was no United States in the 1930′s & 1940′s Europe would have fallen; if no US in the 50′s, then South Korea would be under the heel of the Communists; if no US in the 60′s & 70′s, then no place to which the brave citizens of the Republic of Vietnam would have been able to brave storms and death to run. I know of what I speak since I lived with and among the South Vietnamese for over two years and went back for a short visit in the late 70′s with a few friends to locate those brave families with whom we lived and facilitate their settlement in the US. We were less than a half step ahead of the communist death squads who were murdering any and all who served with or sheltered the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who were fighting for their freedom. Don’t let the history books and certain people convince you it was a bad war and we had no business being there. We left many good friends in under the guns of the communists when they took over. Those “freedom loving” communists murdered over a million of these brave, wonderful people. Many escaped and are great citizens of our country. Find one of these brothers of ours and ask them their opinion of what they see on t
May 5, 2012 at 4:33pm
I’ve worked as Emergency Medicine Surgeon at various teaching hospitals since I retired from the military. There may not be anything “to” behavior and a full moon. However, like last night, every full moon brings out five times the people to the ER with about five times the seriousness of their situations. Also, ever increasing impacts of drug overdoses. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fullness of that neighboring body out there in the sky. However, we staff the ER for higher influx at every full moon. Lately, people who are brought to our ER seem to be representing the general social, political and economic conditions here in big city Texas.
May 3, 2012 at 10:42am
Big difference between “whining” and standing up to assaults on one’s rights. If there were no such difference we should have told England, France, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, and all the other countries invaded by Nazi Germany to stop their “whining” and go. With that attitude there will be no place left to GO!. Then again, you either know this anyway, or unfortunately were never taught it in whatever schooling you were exposed to in your formative and later years.
May 2, 2012 at 10:11pm
Oh yes. . . note the 3million for flavored water. That does not take into account the gallons and gallons of non-flavored water that people buy. Some of y’all may be old enough to remember drinking fountains. …Sigh!
May 2, 2012 at 10:09pm
My mind boggles at the stuipdity of people in positions to make absurd decisions. Just when I think it can’t get any worse, there comes another milestone. It didn’t work with prohibition. It sure doesn’t work with drugs. (In fact, did you know that we can eliminate drugs from all schools if only we approached the issue with the same fervor as has been levied to remove all traces of God and Christianity from the schools. Follow the money. Follow the power & control. Follow the agenda!) At any rate, tax will draw money from people but the way to curb obecity is to place restrictions on food subsidies and stamps, if anyone really gives a hoot. And, I don’t think anyone really cares about overeaters – The issue is control of the poor folks in the middle who work 40+ hours per week, bring home an honest paycheck, and pay taxes to support the majority of people who don’t…
God help us. That is, if he is still anywhere near this nation of ours. More likely he is standing at the threshhold waiting to be invited back in.
April 16, 2012 at 6:48am
GLOCKU – Great comment “. . . just because you live in a garage doesn’t make you a Ford.” That is applicable to almost anything going on today.
April 10, 2012 at 12:02pm
Appropriate response to law enforcement is just two (2) simple sentences: (1) I was afraid for my life! (2) I want to talk with my lawyer! Then zip it.
March 25, 2012 at 9:59am
A great tribute for a great man / hero / leader. And a great response from those citizens who represent all that is great about our country. I’m retired Army – 34 years (14 commissioned in spec war and 20 in med corps). God bless y’all.
March 19, 2012 at 11:38am
It’s 1037hrs on Monday 19 March in Texas: Has anyone out there heard about the Executive Order signed by the president authorizing the govt to confiscate all / any personal property from anyone, anywhere in the US in the event martial law is declared? I’m told he signed it this past Saturday. Anyone concerned?
March 16, 2012 at 7:49am
Looks like a small version of my grandfather’s 8ga Coach Gun he carried as a Tx Ranger. He gave it to my Dad, and my dad gave it to me just before i hit Vietnam. The 8ga double O rounds he sent to me inside a case of Mother’s Oats (oat meal in round containers – 8 per case. Four Mother’s for the shells and four cases for a beautiful amber liquid made in KY by brother Jack Daniels. The 8 ga was great in the boonies. The other liquid gold was great in the “rear” – what others called far forward, we called the rear. Long story short – I want one, but am happy with my Colt stainless Series 80.
March 15, 2012 at 7:05am
Careful what you suggest in jest my Texas friend. Lately, things said in jest have had a bad habit of coming to pass. (e.g., a politician with his face where a field of blue caressing shining stars belongs; open season on one-sided attacks on Christianity by politically correctly protected other religions of peace and tranquility; etc.) In the words of a lady friend of a former New York Congressman in the 1960′s, “keep the . . . Faith!” (Then again, I’m getting almost beyond the age adding great value in my chosen vocation … almost but not quite)
February 24, 2012 at 8:39am
The_Jerk appears to be an apt and accurate screen name!