User Profile: UnapologeticallyAmerican

UnapologeticallyAmerican

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  • [2] September 9, 2014 at 9:28pm

    I was a soldier and deployed many times to Iraq and Afghanistan (and other places). My son and daughter unfortunately paid a significant price as well not having their father at home. Both children have been taught to shoot well. Both understand that there is evil in the world, and it is a duty to confront it. My daughter dated two marines knowing they would be called away and accepted that. My son plays sports and keeps himself in top condition for preparation for the military he intends to join himself when old enough.

    Americans are a blessed people. There will always be those who want what we have and be willing to try and take it. Religion is just another justification and method our enemy uses to help their cause. Always has been, always will.

  • September 9, 2014 at 9:21pm

    The bigger question is WHY THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT through a life insurance policy pays the families of martyrs like the the good doctor here in this article 20,000 Saudi riyal? Along with funds from the Arab bank, there are many other “foundations” that give money to families of those martyrs. Foundations that receive their donations from Islamic Americans.

    Jihad is a responsibility of every Muslim. Some choose to do it with their bodies, many more support it with their checkbook.

  • [1] September 9, 2014 at 8:49pm

    If I were the NFL Star I would just publically explain why I believed that the wait staff didn’t deserve a tip at all. I don’t think any business wants bad publicity or a reputation of shaming customers.

  • [3] September 9, 2014 at 8:46pm

    A tip is a voluntary subjective amount of money the customer feels like the server deserves. As far as “shaming” a customer who is a jerk who has a public image to uphold, I don’t see an issue with that either. It doesn’t matter how much the person makes or is worth it is their money to do with as they please. Unless your lucrative NFL contract stipulates you must tip at least 15% when dinning out to support some sort of image, it is totally up to that person. Why does anyone expect that person to pay more? Is there some moral code that says if you have money you could pay more in tips?

    Truth is the best tippers are usually people who have either worked for tips or are currently working for tips. As a bar tender, my tips were insignificant to the waitresses with low cut tops. My biggest tips of the night came from the waitresses themselves who tipped me for getting them their drinks quickly. HOWEVER if I do get bad service I will tip one penney face down. I was actually confronted once by a disgruntled waitress. She didn’t get the answer she expected when I told her it was a message. That she should have brought us our food while still hot, instead of flirting with the guys at the next table.

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  • August 24, 2014 at 8:25pm

    Speaks English just fine when picking up welfare checks and tax return based on the 15 kids he has listed living with him and 3 other familys in the single wide trailer.

    But when asked anything now its no obla Englishe

  • [49] August 22, 2014 at 12:02pm

    I wonder if Liz Klimas read the book 50 Shades of Grey herself prior to writing an article about this research study? My guess is NO. My guess is that Ms. Klimas hasn’t had any classes on critically reading research studies either. Nor has her editors at the Blaze.

    I wonder if the researchers themselves actually read the book before conducting the study, or did someone just throw that question about the book into the questionnaire and someone else just pulled the data out of context to try and make a point. Hmmmm….

    Remember Blaze, your audience is typically a little more educated and capable of independent thought than the average lot. Remember that next time you post an article like this one.

    If we were in the habit of just believing everything we were told, we would be watching MSNBC or CNN

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  • [12] August 22, 2014 at 11:41am

    much of that “military stuff” is damn near free. DoD sells that stuff for a fraction of what they paid for it. I know everyone is upset with cops having MRAPs, but what would you have the department do? Spend $100 on a Up Armor Personnel Carrier that can cart your high risk warrant officers around….

    OR….
    spend $45,000 on a van?

    I know it seems overkill with all that military body armor and such… then again how many officers were shot/shot at? Personally, I’d rather be in an up armor vehicle than a Chevy/Ford van.

    And sometime “intimidation” is the actual use. If the crowd is up against police in military garb, helmets, face shields, and big freakin’ sticks they are less likely to fight than if they were in dress shoes toting six-shooter revolvers. It isn’t “nice”, but it does help avoid confrontations that result in people getting hurt.

  • [16] August 22, 2014 at 11:29am

    Rounds do crazy things and can travel in unpredictable ways in the body.

    I can tell you that when it comes down to it and you actually fire your weapon at another human being it is a completely different situation. The stress is unbelievable. Many times it is just reflex, see a threat- draw and fire (why training and training is so important)

    But in the situation where you were just attacked, fought for possession of your gun, it went off inside a closed space then the threat leaves I imagine the officer to only be incredibly disoriented and adrenaline filled. I can’t imagine the restraint Officer Wilson showed by NOT shooting Brown in the back as he fled. Wilson ordered him to “freeze” which he did then taunted him. Wilson STILL did not fire his weapon. During this period, admittedly brief, Officer Wilson had to process what had just happened and try to enforce law and capture Brown without violating his civil rights. He had to look at the young man in the face and know that there was a very real possibility that he may have to kill that person….. Imagine that stress….. Drawing a firing on a threat automatically is nowhere near the amount of stress Wilson had to process. There is a reason officers are trained to shoot until the threat is stopped. Haven’t seen the statistics lately, but I remember that only 30% of fired round hit their desired target. 2 in the head out of 6… that’s 30%, right on the money.

  • [2] August 18, 2014 at 8:31pm

    actually will get you in trouble too. double tap is two rapidly fired shots where you aim the first and the second is just assumed to be close. if that second round hits anything/anyone else you are going to jail.

    a “controlled pair” is two rapidly fired shots where you aim the first and as the pistol come down from the recoil you pick up the front sight post and squeeze the trigger as the front sight comes into your target. both are aimed shots.

    subtle, but legally a big difference.

  • [-1] August 15, 2014 at 12:26am

    thats cold…. true….but still cold

    p.s. The VA backlog problem has been going on for as long as I can remember. It isn’t just an Obama or even a Bush thing. It seems worst now because money is even shorter.

    No one wants to talk about the real issues. Everyone wants to blame leadership and bonuses. Bonuses are not eve a drop in the bucket of the big picture. The issue is that the US public has always shorted vets. And why not… they are not a significant voting population, they are used to sacrifice for their country and it is the way it’s always been. Everyone wants to shake the hand of a guy in uniform and “thank him/her for their service”, but a 1% raise in income tax to pay for all those fancy artificial limbs the guys/girls need, the cost of all those antidepressant drugs they put vets on instead of addressing the real issues. The cost of disability for a whole group of veterans that would have just died in previous wars but survive due to advances in medical care is greater than a thousand fold.

    Throw anyone into leadership of an impossible situation, significantly underfunded, grossly bureaucratic and it is no wonder why some are tempted to “cook the books”. It is wrong for sure, but I understand the why.

    sorry texaskinght, I know it was a joke, just got on my rant for 5 minutes..now im done.

  • August 15, 2014 at 12:04am

    Many are apathetic when it comes to voting. Lets face it in many states, it seems almost predetermined how the vote will go and the Electorial College are the ones really voting anyways. So unless you live in one of those key states that swing like OH or FL the vote doesn’t matter…..
    But, that is what your opposition wants you to think. Most states swing both ways depending on the times. In Texas, usually a hard-line Republican, there is a huge swing going on. With all the illegal aliens there the population has changed to where the majority of voters (notice I said voters and not legal residents) could very well be convinced to vote Democrat since it was Obama that opened up the borders for them and their families.

    When people think about registering to vote the focus is always on the US Presidential election. Election season is nothing more than a hassle and all those signs everywhere for people you have no idea who they are and what they are running for. BUT THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT VOTE. Local and State elections have much more influence on your life than who sits in the Oval Office. It is the local elected officials that change the zoning in your neighborhood to allow strip clubs and pawn shops. It is your local official that raises your property tax. It is state officials that pave the roads in your area. How much money your kid’s school gets etc…

    We should all pay attention. Much more so the more local the office. city>county>state>federal

  • [8] August 7, 2014 at 9:58pm

    The MSG retired to avoid charges he claims were false that had nothing to do with his political/religious antics.

    Make yourself a pain-in-the-a$$ to your chain-of-command, and they can find something on you if they look/try hard enough. All we have here is one side of the story. The other side is required by policy to keeps its mouth shut. The only question that really makes any difference is: how iffy is the charge they were going to charge him with?

    Personnally I can’t see what is to gain by trying to get back in. After 25 years, MSG, You Have Done Your Duty to God and Country. You know you will never make E-9, so what’s the point? Enjoy retirement. Find a second career and get started on the rest of your life. The Army has sucked enough life out of you and your family, don’t give it anymore. I AM NOT saying anything negative toward service. It is honorable. The MSG from what I can see here deserves the respect that all retirees receive.

    If you really want to make a difference, run for office. Start up a foundation that supports conservatism in the military. Just be carefull because the UCMJ still applies to retirees.

  • [2] August 7, 2014 at 4:41pm

    We homeschool. During a trip to the range we went over physics, math and science. there is nothing wrong with subjects crossing over. It actually helps. I do however have an issue when they only learn one version of things (state sponsored policially correct).

  • [1] August 5, 2014 at 8:53am

    My question to the author of this article is why do you think the police might mistake an 80 yr-old woman upstairs with a broken hip (who called you) as the armed burgler? Honestly, I would be more concerned for the first cop through her bedroom door.

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  • [13] July 29, 2014 at 2:34pm

    Hold on for a minute before you blast everyone in the VA. There are quite a few physicians that receive a bonus to raise their salary to close what they would receive in private practice. WITHOUT bonus, most physicians will leave… and how does that help the vets with their backlog? Most of the bonuses go to workers who the GS system can’t pay what they are worth.

    The doctors and nurses that must work in the system do what they can with what resources they have. there are many reasons the VA has backlogs, some of those reasons are long-standing (most before 9/11).

    Our vets have always deserved better. The system is worse now because it costs more for those fancy prosthetic limbs. We saved far more soldiers than would have died previously which costs more in heathcare later. With everyone on disability (women get 50% for a hysterectomy) that also cuts into the money. Defaults on VA home loans during the housing crisis a few years back… MANY REASONS

    Sooner or later we either have to pony up and put the money the system needs into it, or just accept that corners have to be cut.

    Are there places to address efficiency? Sure there are with any huge bureaucracy there has to be. But you act like the leadership is “criminal” (lying about a backlog was wrong), but most of the issues have nothing to do with leadership.

    Most of the issues stem from funding that elected officials vote to cut to save money for extended unemployment and other welfare pr

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  • July 29, 2014 at 2:08pm

    Republicans cant impeach now. They have to wait until after the mid-term elections and take a greater majority in the House and the Senate. Why showing up in November for mid-term is so important.

    My thought is the Democrats want to impeach. Think about it for a second. This way all the Democrats up for reelection can cast a vote for impeachment during the preliminary vote showing that Obama is clearly going to be impeached then he will resign just before the final vote. This way all the Democrats will be able to campaign on the fact that they “were going to impeach”. This way they can distance themselves from Obama.

    This avoids the same situation the Republicans had with Bush. This way their Presidential candidate has a slim hope. This way they don’t lose as much in the House and Senate. It is all a chess game

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  • July 29, 2014 at 2:01pm

    I cant remember a time where I agreed wit Whoopie either, but a blind squirrel can find a nut every once and a while I guess

  • July 23, 2014 at 7:33pm

    Where are the executive actions for MH17? Where is the outrage and action for the America Citizen who was kidnapped and executed along with two other Israelis by Hamas, a couple of weeks ago that got this whole ball rolling AGAIN.

    American Military should be there shoulder to shoulder with the IDF in Gaza. Hamas murdered an American.

    Or does one American not mean anything, or 4 in Benghazi, or 23 in the Ukraine, or ONE STILL ALIVE IN A MEXICAN PRISON (oh yea, even we forgot about that guy). Thing is Obama can pretty much get away with anything because the next scandal makes us totally forget about the last.

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  • [5] July 23, 2014 at 7:18pm

    Academia:

    Proof is in the paper. If he wrote it, and the little girl partially copied his work, then those in the community where the work is important, they will know. If the paper isn’t part of her work, then it is sour grapes.

    She is 12, middle school. Mostly focused on middle school boys. Her father “helped” her, meaning he did most of the critical thinking. I don’t buy for one second that the father and the other researcher didn’t know the other guy from two years prior. This is a research no-no. Her PhD (Piled High & Deep) father knew better.

  • July 23, 2014 at 7:03pm

    Because legally bars are held responsible for those who are too drunk.

    As far as the girls, at least they are drawing an income. They are paying for their own protection and health care. Unlike many Obama supporters sitting at home receiving a check for doing nothing.

    Of course I am against anyone feeling they “have to” dress in an outfit that makes them uncomfortable. But I am sure the bartender took the position knowing what her “uniform” would be on Thursday night.

    I don’t think she has much of a right to complain when someone stares or makes unwanted comments. But trying to put a bag over her head… that creep will get what’s coming when he gets to jail. rapists usually do.

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