A couple of years ago I took my daughter to dinner at Golden Corral on their annual vets appreciation night. A few minutes after sitting down, none other than SGT Jack Thurman and his daughter asked to sit next to us. He’s one of last surviving retired Marines that was part of the initial assault at Iwo Jima.
It was humbling and inspiring to say the least.
As we were leaving, he asked “Can I tell you one more story?”
I said, “Of course!”
He then related how he volunteered to get on the troop transport ship to be part of the main invasion of mainland Japan. As they were leaving, he said he’ll never forget the last thing they saw on the horizon at their rear – the American Flag waving atop the island.
I usually don’t get allergies in November.
 July 14, 2016 at 8:37am
While everyone keeps hyperventilating about Hillary’s emails, no one’s focusing on The Clinton Foundation. Hillary is fine with everything that’s come out about the emails as it’s a distraction. It’s nothing compared to the corruption of that organization.
Not sure how it will end up, but this is interesting - some people are focusing on the CF.
That's right. The Clinton Crime Family has been trafficking in classified documents. The unsecured server makes plausable the ability to deny this crime. Meanwhile, the Foundation collects the money.
 July 14, 2016 at 8:18am
Your life has no value to ISIS, which means it’s OK to perform a post-partum abortion on you then?
 July 9, 2016 at 9:32pm
This is a non-story – happens all the time.
When I was in, during a transfer you carried your entire record to the next duty station. As I was perusing my records, I noticed the orders for an award and a badge missing. I knew it would be almost impossible to get the incompetents in HQ to correct it. So I re-created them myself. They now properly appear on my DD-214.
One would think by now these records are kept electronically, but it looks like they aren’t
 January 21, 2016 at 8:32pm
There isn’t a single Mormon you’ll meet, knowing who Harry Reid is, who thinks highly of him. In fact, many of them will tell you they don’t know how he could have any kind of good standing in the Mormon church with how despicable he is.
 January 17, 2016 at 3:17pm
You’re a moron Hammer. You prove with every post in this thread. A Convention of States IS NOT a constitutional convention.
Ad hominem attack proves nothing. The terns "convention of the states" and "constitutional convention" are not in the U.S. Constitution but for well over 30 years, folks on both sides of the issue have used the term "constitutional convention" to describe an Article V Convention including Mark Meckler. Here is a link to a 1979 U.S Senate report chaired by Senator Hatch, a supporter of an Article V Convention: https://www.scribd.com/doc/211906341/Article-V-Constitutional-Convention-Procedures-1979-Senate-Committee-on-the-Constitution By the way, this is proof that Congress under the 'Necessary and Proper" clause of Article 1, Section 8 has the power to make laws over an Article V Convention.
 January 9, 2016 at 10:02pm
The real story here is that 14% of Republicans are a horrific waste of oxygen.
 September 12, 2015 at 10:39am
Almost everyone on the right who keeps up on political events would rather have Ted Cruz. The problem is the GOPe.
If Trump were not in, the GOPe already has the primary sewn up by the 5th state – Florida. Nobody had a chance against the GOPe machine and Jeb – not even Ted Cruz. As much as I’ve been for Ted Cruz for at least a year, I threw my support for Trump, despite knowing full well who he is, for one reason, and one reason only – to destroy the RNC and GOPe.
Until that happens, it wont matter how conservative a candidate get put there. As many progressive ideas as Trump has, he will never want to “fundamentally transform” this nation as part of a Communist agenda.
September 11, 2014 at 4:32am
As someone else mentioned, the AH-64 Apache has 2 seats – it’s never used for transport except maybe in emergencies. But that would be mighty rare.
 September 11, 2014 at 2:19am
Ever since watching the show ‘Justified’, every time I hear something about Detroit, all I can think about is Boyd Crowder in S05E01 saying, “Oh, well I have been to Iraq. It’s a lot like Detroit, except you have better music.”
 August 24, 2014 at 11:58pm
To fellow members of the church, you are wasting your time trying to be missionaries online to people who take every opportunity they can to attack the church. It’s more or less casting your pearls before swine. (Yes, I did in effect, just call the haters swine.)
The only time I’ve ever been able to get haters to back down online is when I’ve thoroughly destroyed their arguments with the Bible. I don’t do it anymore cause it bores me these days. I have better things to do like being a decent Christian to those I come in contact with on a daily basis.
Great points Chem. One thing the haters of the Church don't realize is that they treat the Church the same way the religious leaders treated the Savior and His church in former times. Sort of strengthens my testimony to see the persecution heaped upon the Church!
Something you should endeavor to understand is that not everyone who disagrees is a "hater". I have and do disagree with the LDS Church but I do not hate any of them. To label those who differ with you as haters is to demonstrate your own brand of intolerance in my opinion.
 August 24, 2014 at 1:16am
Here we go with another excuse for all the Mormon haters to come out of the woodwork.
Let them come, turn the other cheek and speak peace, kindness, and the words of life. Those who have true malice will be revealed or skulk away to the holes they sadly came from.
You want to put it in the category of making mormons a victim like race. Nope not true, They need to ear the truth. Without the true GOD they will perish. They cannot pervert the true gospel and get by with it. That is what GOD says not me I am just the messenger. Seems it is truth you hate and want to victimize those who want to rebel against it.
August 22, 2014 at 3:00pm
“Im a teenager, and ik you can call me an idiot cause Im a “social progressive” but I have a better understanding of politics and news stories than most adults do”
I went to political meetings in people’s homes when I was your age. I thought I was so smart back then.
As my grandmother said when I was 17. “Remember this time, ’cause you’ll never know as much as you do right now.”
 August 20, 2014 at 11:37pm
When are these jerks gonna go after Ladies’ Nights?
August 20, 2014 at 11:26pm
These cops are not trained or configured for riot control.
When I was stationed at Ft. Meyer, VA, our secondary mission was domestic defense of D.C. We went through riot control training all the time.
The protesters are idiots and some of them outright animals. The LEO’s screwed up the crowd/riot control big time here.
August 20, 2014 at 8:47am
No kidding. The black helicopter, tin-foil hat paranoia is crazy. All the Alex Jones loons gravitated to this story.
I’ve been drug tested for almost every job I got and multiple times in the military – both urine and hair tests. I’ve watched plenty of soldiers get caught and every single one of them was doing drugs. I’ve never seen a false positive once in the 20+ years I’ve been subject to them. Every single person caught admitted it and half the time I knew it before they came up hot.
The 4th amendment only applies when you don’t have a contract with that entity. If you want to enter a contract and it requires a drug test from you, you’ve already waived your 4th amendment.
August 19, 2014 at 3:12pm
JRook, one of the few times I completely agree with you.
This is definitely something grounded in the Constitution that conservatives and liberals can and should work together to stop.
 August 18, 2014 at 2:24am
I wonder if you guys have a clue that every organization in the St. Louis Area is run by Democrats.
Contrast that with the Republican Sheriff candidate in my county who will replace Sheriff John Cook. When asked about the action taken in Boston (also run by Democrats), he replied he’d never do anything like that in Weld County. In fact, he’d encourage all law-abiding gun owners to assist his Deputies in fighting large-scale, immediate, criminal threats.
Once again, you liberal pukes fail.
 August 18, 2014 at 2:16am
It must be hell for you now that Dr. Baden’s autopsy report shows that Brown was never shot in the back.
 August 18, 2014 at 2:04am
Dr. Baden’s autopsy disputes every story out there that claims Brown was shot in the back while running away, before turning around, laying on the ground, etc.