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This is How You Lose a War

Frog Man Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 2:19 PM
I think I pretty much did in the first two sentences.
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This is How You Lose a War

Frog Man Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 1:53 PM
Whether you agreed or not with the War in Iraq, as of 2009, the war was won, a nascent democracy was percolating and we had liberated 25 million people from one of the most barbaric tyrants of the 20th century. We paid dearly in blood and treasure; 4700 KIA, 60,000 wounded and hundreds of billions spent---but something very much like victory was achieved and we had serious boots on the ground right in the front yard of our most savage enemies in Iran, Syria and Afghanistan. Then the morons in this country elected a "man" to the presidency who was totally unqualified and unsuited for the seriousness of the job---this jerk had NO gravitas, nor did anyone in his national security staff---rank hacks and amateurs. More troubling still was that after a disastrous first term, the morons actually RE-elected this phony. There was never any serious attempt by Obama to renegotiate a new SoF agreement with the Malaki government which would have allowed a significant American military presence to remain in country. Obama's lack of seriousness was proven by the fact that he delegated the task of negotiating the new agreement to imbecilic Joe Biden who, via Obozo, had no intention of any real negotiations and whose real intent was to cut and run. This clinical narcissist opposed Bush on the war and by sustaining a victory there, would've de facto, credited Bush with success in Iraq. Moreover, lest we forget, this is the same despicable creature who, according to Gates, authorized the surge in Afghanistan even though he believed it would fail. If history is written honestly and accurately, it will tell future generations that every dead, wounded and brave troop that sacrificed in the War on Terror did so for nothing and it's ALL on Obama. I don't know how he can look at himself in the mirror and even more nauseating, how can he look the country in the face and lie and lie and lie---especially to those who lost loved ones in a war that HE LOST. I loathe this man more than I can find words to describe.
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What Really Happed at the Bay of Pigs

Frog Man Wrote: Apr 19, 2014 1:33 PM
The road to Dallas started at the Bay of Pigs. The Missile Crisis sealed JFKs fate.
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An Orwellian Nation of Obamathink

Frog Man Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 12:39 PM
No, removal under those circumstances is not an option but impeachment by the House certainly is. During the process, BO and his party will see their political momentum grind to a virtual halt, and the lawlessness, corruption, incompetence, malfeasance and blatant disregard for the Constitution and his oath of office will be on grand display and brought (to use one of the Dems favorite phrases) "out of the shadows" by a media that will be forced to cover and report on it. It will be an invaluable political lesson for the nation and if the Dems in the Senate fail to remove a convicted president, the political consequences will then fall on their heads like an avalanche. Of course, it would take an enormous act of political will and courage for the House GOP to bring articles of impeachment against the first (half) black president. The president's "most loyal" constituents will threaten disorder and in all likelihood make good on their threats. In other words, the country is FUBAR.
I've read a bunch of comments here---it was the hair, the songwriting, the aftermath of JFKs assassination, etc. Whatever! They were different: different sound, different look, different accent, different than Pat Boone, Perry Como, the Four Seasons, Do-Wop, the Shirelles, Gene Pitney, the Everlys, Chubby Checker, Fabian, Frankie Avalon, on and on, etc. They were even totally different and (sacrilege) than Elvis. They took the blah 50's and went to " the moon and safely returned to earth...and back again." Timing (and great talent) was the crux. They changed EVERYTHING in ways that we are still trying to measure. It was, to use their song phrase, a Revolution---for much good and some bad too. It defined the Turbulent Sixties.
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A Bridge Too Far-Fetched

Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2014 5:23 PM
Yeah, special ed.
This year we observe the centennial of one of the United States' greatest achievements, the completion of the Panama Canal. This stupendous American project, initiated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904, was completed in 1914 and astoundingly came in ahead of schedule and under budget. Imagine that! For the last century, tens of thousands of ships, their passengers, crews and cargoes have transited the canal shaving 8,000 miles off their journeys and saving perhaps trillions in cost and countless years of travel time. Many consider it the greatest construction project in human history. And only the United States was capable of building it. As I follow the story of the Obama administration's ordeal of the Keystone XL Pipeline, it occurred to me that had Roosevelt, when deciding on the construction of The Canal, been as rudderless, clueless and timid a president as Obama, who displays the political backbone of a chocolate eclair, the world's shipping would still be forced to make the costly, time-consuming, perilous voyage around Cape Horn. Alas, how far we have fallen.
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Schoolteacher Cheating

Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2014 1:49 PM
Im a retired teacher who worked in a Long Island, NY public high school for 34 years. I taught US and European History and American Government courses which culminated in May and June with the national Advanced Placement Exam and the NYS Regents examination. I NEVER taught to the tests and focused exclusively on content and subject matter---I was "Old School," literally. 7-10 days before the end-of-year exams I used class time to "review" for the exam. That was the only time in the school year that spent any time preparing students for the tests. During my career my students (most of them) performed significantly above the median scores of the entire school and, for that matter, the national (AP) and state (Regents exam) averages. Your point is spot-on.
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A Bridge Too Far-Fetched

Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2014 1:35 PM
See my reply to Werner above.
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A Bridge Too Far-Fetched

Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2014 1:35 PM
The romance apparently ended the moment the Obama/Christie "bromance" began.
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