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Happy Memorial Day is a Choice

Happy Memorial Day is a Choice
Happy Memorial Day is an oxymoron. If we instead say happy Memorial day, with the emphasis on Memorial, then it makes a little more sense. For those of us whose every day is Memorial Day, the inclusion of the word, much less the thought happy, feels like a betrayal. And that is understandable but it... Read more »

Insurgents Not Terrorists in ObamaSpeak

The Taliban are not terrorists according to this administration. Exactly when that change in designation occurred depends on who you ask. And how far back and where you look. According to White House spokesman Eric Schultz at a press conference on Wednesday, “The Taliban is an armed insurgency, ISIL is a terrorist group. We don’t... Read more »

Bowe Bergdahl the Deserter Released

Welcome home Bowe Berghdahl, we are all glad you are back in the US where you belong. You are now charged with desertion, dereliction of duty and absence without leave. There will be a full investigation to determine if charges of aiding and abetting the enemy,  or even treason are warranted. Further, you are charged... Read more »
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Bin Laden is Dead

“Buddy, I know you knew before I did, they got OBL.  I wish I could raise one for you right now, but I will as soon as I get home”. The above message was posted on May 2nd, 2011 by a friend of my son’s, one of the guys that was there the day my... Read more »

Red Fridays - Thank You

Red Fridays - Thank You
This will be the last in the “Red Fridays” series, but I’m sure it won’t be the last time I write about our military and veterans. From the beginning, I have wanted to expose some of the issues and concerns our service members past and present face. I find it disgraceful the way our military... Read more »

It's A Mistake

They say a mother always knows when her child is in trouble, when something bad happens. We are supposed to get a funny feeling, or a nameless worry niggling at our subconscious. I can’t say that happened, exactly, but that is because I simply didn’t believe anything bad was going to happen to my son.... Read more »
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Red Fridays - Just Another Patrol

Red Fridays - Just Another Patrol
It’s a typical day, a typical patrol, November 1st, 2010 outside a little village called Sanjaray. Make a loop through town, let the locals know we are here, guarding the school we rebuilt after the Taliban blew it up, of course while it was occupied. But, it was only girls, so as far as they... Read more »

Red Fridays - George Patton and Ted Turner solve Military Suicide

Red Fridays - George Patton and Ted Turner solve Military Suicide
Everyone knows the General Patton story, the one about him visiting a hospital full of wounded soldiers and coming across a young man without visible wounds. When he is told the soldier has combat fatigue, General Patton slaps the kid and calls him a malingerer. As far as Patton was concerned, the problem was solved. I’ve... Read more »

Red Fridays - Anti-War Activists, Code Pink and Stolen Valor

Red Fridays - Anti-War Activists, Code Pink and Stolen Valor
I recently came across a group of former soldiers who are now very active in the anti-war movement. This is quite a condemnation, issuing as it is from those who were actually there. Or, it would be if they had actually been there, as in, on the front lines. While I’m sure there are some who are actual... Read more »
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Red Fridays - Michelle Obama Supports Traitors?

Red Fridays - Michelle Obama Supports Traitors?
This past week, a group of 32 American women landed in Pakistan. Their mission was to march from Islamabad to Waziristan, the lawless region on the border with Afghanistan. They were there to participate in a march decrying the use of drone attacks on this region which they claim are raining death on innocent Pakistanis, including... Read more »
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    Born and bred in Chicago, now living in the wilds of far suburbia. I'm a Gold Star Mom, a wife and step-mom to two terrific boys. My views are generally politically and socially conservative, though I am far from a Party line Republican. I believe in this country, our Constitution and above all, in the right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe our government is supposed to serve the people, not tell them how to live. To me, this is just common sense, but since it seems to be a minority opinion, it has become "Uncommon Sense".

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