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Bowe Bergdahl, Just Deserts

USNbubblehead Wrote: Jun 05, 2014 11:30 AM
Yup, that exactly what I thought when I first saw it. He was definitely holding back tears. Impossible to say why definitively; there are too many reasons, both good and bad, for him to behave that way. Remember Charles Jenkins? Deserted his post along the Korean DMZ in 1964 and 'defected' to North Korea. Balled his eyes out 40 years later when he was returned to the U.S. And it wasn't because he knew he'd miss the NK's. (Rather the opposite, to be sure.) Don't get me wrong; I have no kind thoughts for deserters (or gold-bricks, sad sacks, no-loads or any other sh!tbird military member), I'm just saying there is a plethora of reasons why he might choke back tears.
Yeah, I've got agree with the NRA on this. I've always though waving guns around had exactly the opposite effect the gun wavers intend. Scaring the poop out of a soccer mom at the deli counter isn't going to influence her to vote for pro-second amendment candidates, rather just the opposite. And when low information voters are scared, they're easy prey for gun-grabbing activists to influence. I saw a guy openly carrying a Glock at the supermarket here in N.H. just a couple of days ago; we're also an open carry state. I overheard several people talking about it in the aisles, saying things like "That should be illegal!" and "What kind of nut brings a gun to the grocery store!?" I thought to myself, 'For cryin' out loud guy, get a concealed carry permit.' The only difference between me and him that day was that no-one could SEE my weapon. This is hurting us defenders of the second amendment. Abraham Lincoln said it best (and I paraphrase): "Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD do that thing." Common sense here folks.
So, I guess everyone will have to take the ferry now to grab a (not-so) quick cheeseburger.
Trust HER!? Not even on my worst day, thank you.
Of course, Bloomberg went on to bash the 2nd amendment during the same address. A silver lining is a silver lining, I guess.
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Don't Do Stupid, er, Stuff

USNbubblehead Wrote: Jun 02, 2014 12:01 PM
"...his foreign policy isn't a mess, it is the carefully constructed result of attempting to not do anything stupid." Sounds a lot like the French government's philosophy in trying to prevent German aggression prior to WWII. Didn't work out too well...
We will never find a leader of principle and vision with the partisan MSM we have today. They have brainwashed themselves along with nearly half the country. Do you really think Winston Churchill would be lauded for his views today? Nonsense; he'd have been pilloried for nearly everything he said. Every special interest 'activist' group would pile-on, from CAIR to code pink. Controversies would abound like seedlings sprouting from the freshly tilled earth as gleeful farmer-journalists yanked any inconvenient truth-weeds from their 'narrative' garden. Sure, we NEED people like him now, more than ever. But America's media, one of our most dangerous enemies, will never let it happen. Too many sheeple in this country are simply too lazy to go to the well. They'd rather the media do their political thinking for them. There's certainly hope in the new media, but time is growing VERY short.
Yep, that's what I heard.
Well that certainly took long enough. Sorry Shinseki, but you were in charge. As a former military officer, you should understand how accountability works. Send in the next incompetent, please.
There he goes, trying to whitewash his idiotic commentary.
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