User Profile: UnapologeticallyAmerican

UnapologeticallyAmerican

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  • [12] 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.

  • [1] July 23, 2014 at 6:47pm

    This is a classic story of why it is important to VOTE. Your one little vote may not make a difference in the US Presidential election, but it is very significant in local races. Local races there public officials make decisions on zoning. If you don’t want strip clubs and tattoo parlors next to your gated community, make sure you vote. This time of year everyone is tired of seeing all those posters of people running for local offices.

    The place is called the Eager Beaver. HELLO….. Lingerie night doesn’t sound like it has been something that just started. What’s next? Shut down Hooters? What about the Flying Saucer or the Tilted Kilt? If you don’t want others forcing their idea of what is moral and what isn’t upon you, you can’t do it to them.

    It isn’t the bar’s fault this guy attacked the bartender. It isn’t her fault either. The fault is entirely his. The bartender can’t complain that people say things or complement her when she is in just underwear. Because she is in underwear. But there is NO REASON she asked to be attacked.

  • [4] July 23, 2014 at 6:33pm

    p.s. to the jerks who wont shut off their phones. Ya sure, we’ve all pulled our phones out once or twice and realized we forgot to shut them off a few times, and the plane didn’t crash after we land. But if you’re busted, just shut it off. Don’t argue. You are only holding up everyone else and possibly making someone miss their connection.

  • [5] July 23, 2014 at 6:33pm

    I don’t see anyone “checking twitter” on the flight crew. But what I have seen many many many times is people trying to teach flight attendants the physics of airplane electronic and how their Iphone 5 couldn’t possibly be causing any issues. I’ve seen passengers refuse to stop a call. I’ve seen pilots get out of their chair and come back and threaten to remove the passenger if they didn’t stop (that wasn’t on SW). Most of the time the flight attendant just stands there and gives the evil eye to the jacka$$ holding up the show until they get uncomfortable enough and shut it off.

    Look, if you’ve flown in the last decade every airline gives the same line about electronic devices. Alec Baldwin got kicked off an AA a couple of years ago. The rules mostly haven’t changed. I am sure that this was the case here. He was probably twittering about getting grief at the gate after the door was shut. The attendant told him to stop or get kicked off. He probably said something smart like, “you’re gonna kick me off for twittering”, to which the attendant said “yes” (which meant not turning off his phone).

    I wasn’t there, so I don’t know for sure, and I don’t work for the airline. But I don’t see any airline kicking anyone off of a plane because of a tweet (unless it was a threat). What I have seen play out many times is people not shutting off their phones.

    That’s what makes sense.

  • [5] July 23, 2014 at 6:30pm

    I don’t know about any merger. I haven’t flown in a few months. But I have flown SW many many times. And I have seen people pull this trick, where one person in the party purchases “early bird” and the whole group wants to board with that party. It is usually a wife/husband and kids all with several oversized bags that barely fit in the overhead bins. If a couple of people pull this trick, then you find there isn’t room for your bag and it has to be checked.

    Normally if it is just one or two I’ve seen people let it slide. But if you are an a$$ to the person checking the tickets at the ramp, or if you have a bunch of crap and calling that backpack your small purse, that roll-on- your bag and that full sized guitar your personal item I can see them having issues…

    I always purchase the early bird so I can get an aisle seat and have overhead bin space. When does this this father’s rights end? Even at the expense of other passengers?

  • [13] July 23, 2014 at 4:20pm

    Poor little girl was afraid her daddy was about to going to jail…. Well…. He was. It was probably the fact that he had little girls with him, and the cops didn’t want to deal with the hassle of child services, that kept him out of jail.

    I’ve gotten free tickets, tons more in vouchers for “inconveniences” by airlines without asking. Southwest stands to lose much more than free flights anywhere.

    I call BS on this one.

  • [49] July 23, 2014 at 4:19pm

    This doesn’t pass the common sense test. I’ve flown SWA for years and NEVER seen anything resembling this. What I have seen several times is people trying to scam the system and getting called on it.

    The “A-list” isn’t anything more than those who pay for “early bird”. You can purchase for an extra cost to get better place in line to get on board the plane and pick your seat. If there is a husband and wife, and only one of the two pays the extra cost then the other person is usually much further back in line (usually not A-list). I bet that the daughters didn’t have A boarding but B or C. And if they wanted to board as a group the A could fall back to the B, but you can’t bring the Bs and Cs up and in front of other passengers who also paid for the “early bird”.

    I bet the father was trying to get over on SWA and not pay for early bird for his ticketed daughters. But instead the airline, IAW policy, chose to respect the 30 or so other passengers who purchased “early bird” and not let someone butt in front of them.
    The only thing that gets you kicked off a plane is being aggressive towards the flight team or other passengers. I don’t hear any other passengers coming forward and siding with the guy. The tweet is what the father says was the reason. If he was tweeting after the door was shut, and he was asked, BY LAW to turn off his electronic device, and didn’t…. and or got aggressive with the attendant. Yup, that’ll get ya k

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  • [2] July 18, 2014 at 4:39pm

    Sending ground troops into Gaza is much more risky for the IDF than sitting back and firing rockets back or bombing targets from the air. The reason to send in troops is to better identify the targets and LIMIT collateral damage. Didn’t Israel warn all the residents that the troops were coming? Haven’t they done everything possible to limit civilian casualties? The only way they can further avoid civilian casualties is to not fight back and just take it. Hundreds of rockets. Kidnapping citizens and executing them (one of the last 3 was an American, in my view US troops should be involved as well). What does everyone expect, for Israel to just die? A good part of the world does.

    If Hamas wanted to limit civilian casualties they wouldn’t indiscriminately fire rockets into a country. If Hamas wanted to limit civilian casualties they wouldn’t launch rockets from on top of apartment buildings filled with children. If Hamas wanted to limit civilian casualties they would store rockets at the UN run school. If Israel wants to limit civilian casualties they send in soldiers and put them at risk to make sure civilian Palestinians don’t accidently targeted. Hats off to the IDF and putting themselves in harm’s way to protect civilians.

  • [4] July 18, 2014 at 4:16pm

    The FACT is that Starbucks is a privately owned business. They can run it how they wish. The US Army changed its policy on tattoos that is negatively affecting warriors who have deployed multiple times and got the tattoos when they were legal, but a policy change is now the rule. And that is perfectly fine…

    I don’t like Startbucks, and to me the tattoo is simple and wouldn’t detract from the company’s image. BUT it isn’t my call and I don’t agree with making any private company do anything just because people don’t like it. I don’t agree with requiring a company to provide birth control when they are against it on principle/religion. I don’t agree with making a restaurant be open on Sunday because people like chicken. I don’t agree with people making a privately owned business take photos or make cakes for customers they choose not to serve. I can’t take a stand against the state from dictating private ownership of a company’s and their position in one area, then stand against them when I don’t think their position because it doesn’t conform to what is popular.

    If it is policy, and the employee knew (or should have known) it then she doesn’t have an argument. Same thing goes for bringing a gun to work for self-defense. I totally agree with the 2nd Amendment, but if you are on private property, either appeal to their reason, don’t carry, or find another job.

    Get the tattoo removed, or find another job. If the job means that much, it shoul

  • July 18, 2014 at 3:55pm

    If he went to bed for a good night’s sleep while the US Embassy was being attacked and Americans were still alive, what makes anyone think this is any different?

  • July 12, 2014 at 8:09pm

    Obama is upset that there is corruption and election fraud in Afghanistan. How many illegal aliens voted for Obama? Wasn’t ACORN funded by the Democrats? Didn’t they get in trouble the first election, only to return the next with different names? What about the IRS targeting political rivals during an election year…

    then again what about: Benghazi, AP, Rosengate, Fast & Furious, Sebelius, Holder perjury, GSA gone wild, VA waiting lists, Solyndra, Hatch Act violation, Sestak, porous border, “you can keep your healthcare”, Bergdahl, Lerner’s email troubles, NSA spying, EPA, etc, etc, etc…

    I think this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

  • [2] July 12, 2014 at 7:47pm

    Ironic that Pastor Johnson ministered to ex-cons and criminals. However when you think of all the people who he touched and how they may feel now??? I wouldn’t want to be those two young men in jail. Many in that jail probably care deeply about Pastor Johnson.

  • [1] July 12, 2014 at 7:40pm

    all charges of assault on a police officer. Meth and illegal weapons charges will be at a later date. Meth dealers are frequently armed and anticipate home invasions of rival dealers and meth users who are out of money. Thats why he was so prepared.

    no-knock raids take incredible planning, and have to be justified to a judge prior to. the guy wasn’t aiming at individuals but shooting through walls. Which is why you “no-knock”. When you knock and say, “hello, would you mind terribly if we come in arrest you and send you back to jail”, you risk getting shot through the door.

    The guy is lucky on two accounts, #1 he got off, #2 he survived the original raid.

  • [2] July 12, 2014 at 7:27pm

    Maybe if Jase would have punched the reporter in the mouth the answer would have been abundantly clear. He showed much more forgiveness and restraint than the majority of Southern households would have.

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  • [15] July 5, 2014 at 9:36pm

    If you don’t study HISTORY, you will repeat it’s mistakes. Problem is with Common Core, who is controlling what our kids learn. Control the learning of history, control the future.

    the comparison is valid.

    Problem is some places in the US people teach that the Holocaust didn’t happen (or it wasn’t that bad). Many claim the treatment of African Americans in the US is equivalent to the Apartheid (which Common Core doesn’t teach our children what that was). So if a popular charismatic Black leader says so, who knows better and can correct it, therefore it is true.

    Teach your children what you want them to know. That way when some liberal Teachers Union flunky starts spouting B$ they know better

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