When the Sargents walk

What’s amazing is that this came from The Washington Post.

How a massive threat to our Army may be coming from Washington

By Robert H. Scales July 31
Robert H. Scales, a retired Army major general, is a former commandant of the U.S. Army War College.
Last month, Gen. Raymond Odierno, outgoing Army chief of staff, and Gen. Mark Milley, his successor, testified to the difficulties faced by the Army. I’d like to make the same points by telling a story.

When I was a boy, tonsillitis was a dangerous illness. In 1952, it kept me in Tokyo General Hospital for weeks. I shared a cramped ward with dozens of soldiers horribly maimed in Korea. The hospital had only one movie theater. I remember watching a Western sandwiched between bandage- and plaster-wrapped bodies. I remember the antiseptic smells, the cloud of cigarette smoke and the whispers of young men still traumatized by the horrors of the war they had just left.

My dad came from Korea to visit me, and I recall our conversations vividly. At the time he was operations officer for the 2nd Engineer Battalion. He told me how poorly his men were prepared for war. Many had been killed or captured by the North Koreans. During the retreat from the Yalu River, some of his soldiers were in such bad physical shape that they dropped exhausted along the road to wait to be taken captive.

“We have no sergeants, son,” he told me, shaking his head, “and without them we are no longer an Army.” Continue reading

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Captain Justice

You Know You Live in a Conservative State When . . .

By David French — July 29, 2015
Over in Williamson County, Tennessee — just north of my home — prosecutors actually filed a motion asking the court to order a defense attorney to stop calling them “the government” in open court. Yes, that’s right — in my home state, it’s apparently now a slur to call the government by its name. In its motion, prosecutors claimed:

“The State has noticed in the past few years that it has become commonplace during trials for attorneys for defendants, and especially Mr. Justice, to refer to State’s attorneys as ‘the Government,’ ” [prosecutors wrote.] “The State believes that such a reference is used in a derogatory way and is meant to make the State’s attorney seem oppressive and to inflame the jury.”

This is a great little story by itself, but then the defense attorney, Drew Justice, went and committed an act of pure awesomeness. He filed a motion with his own request:

He demanded his client no longer be referred to as “the Defendant,” but instead be called “Mister,” “the Citizen Accused” or “that innocent man” — since all defendants are presumed innocent until a judge or jury finds them guilty. As for himself, clearly “lawyer” or “defense attorney” wouldn’t do him, well, justice.

“Rather, counsel for the Citizen Accused should be referred to primarily as the ‘Defender of the Innocent.’ … Alternatively, counsel would also accept the designation ‘Guardian of the Realm,’ ” Justice wrote.

And since prosecutors are often referred to formally as “General” in court, Justice, in an effort to be flexible, offered up a military title of his own.

“Whenever addressed by name, the name ‘Captain Justice’ will be appropriate.”

Gathering steam, he went on to say that even “the defense” wasn’t adequate and that “the Resistance” would be far more appropriate.

He then concluded his motion, returning to the formal language of court documents — sort of.

“WHEREFORE, Captain Justice, Guardian of the Realm and Leader of the Resistance, primarily asks that the Court deny the State’s motion, as lacking legal basis.”

According to Captain Justice, the court denied both motions. So the government is still the “government,” but Captain Justice, Guardian of the Realm, lives on in print – but not in court. Well done, Captain. You’ve made the Tennessee Bar proud.

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Question

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Guest:The United States Conundrum

From Greg:

Conundrum

Free people are not equal.  Equal people are not free.  (Think this
one over and over – makes sense!)

“A gun is like a parachute.  If you need one, and don’t have one,
you’ll probably never need one again.”

The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or
confusing.
*Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America:*

1.    America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is
subsidized.
2.    Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are
victims.
3.    They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the
government.
4.    Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep
getting poorer.
5.    The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people
in other countries only dream about.
6.    They have things that people in other countries only dream about
– yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

*Think about it!  And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in
the 21st Century.*

*Makes you wonder who is doing the math*.

These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our 
current government and cultural environment:

1.   We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few
lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions
of a few lunatics.  *Funny how that works. And here’s another one
worth considering…*

2.   Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to
run out of money.  *But we never hear about welfare or food stamps
running out of money* * * What’s interesting is the first group
“worked for” their money, but the second didn’t. Think about
it…..and Last but not least :

3.   Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for
our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII,
*but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.*

*Am I the only one missing something?*

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Summer Silly Season

Florida Official Tells Men Their Barbecue Smoke Cannot Cross Property Line (Video)

The official tells the disbelieving men that he took pictures of their BBQ smoke, and adds:

Frankly, today, I can smell it, I can smell it again right now, but I’m on your property. You’re allowed to have it smell on your property, so that doesn’t count, but when I’m on the street, that’s when it counts.

One of the men tells the official that the neighbor, who filed the complaint, previously called the police and fire department when they cooked outside.

The official informs the men that their barbecue smoke cannot cross their property line, and suggests they buy a grill that contains most of the smoke.

So, mandatory wind or solar Barbecue grills coming up next?

On further thought… I doubt anyone would be stupid enough to write a law controlling barbecue smoke so this is another regulation written and mandated by one of the alphabet agencies so thoughtlessly created by Congress (though this could be a State regulation).  The asshat with a clipboard one of those dickless wonders that flock to jobs (thanks to patronage) that give them the power to lord it over common citizens.

Though the word Citizen is becoming obsolete,  and Subjects is taking its place.  Subject to EPA inspectors, subject to the police, subject to the IRS, The FCC, Homeland Security.  They will all be armed and we will all be disarmed.  What do you call that again?

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The Old Folks newsletter, strikes again.

I get the most interesting stuff from the that Bereavement group; (Damn, lost all formatting in transfer)

Here’s why Obama and Hillary must stop Donald Trump at all costs

Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Some people are getting very nervous: Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Jon Corzine, to name just a few. And I know why.

I wrote a book titled “The Murder of the Middle Class” about the unholy conspiracy between big government, big business and big media. They all benefit by the billions of dollars from this partnership, and it’s in all of their interests to protect one another. It’s one for all and all for one.

It’s a heck of a filthy relationship that makes everyone filthy rich — everyone except the American people. We get ripped off. We’re the patsies.

But for once, the powerful socialist cabal and the corrupt crony capitalists are scared. I’ve never seen them this outraged, this vicious, this motivated or this coordinated. Never in all my years in politics have I seen anything like the way the mad dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump. Continue reading

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Lawyers

In honor of the nitwit that handled my mothers closing and lost all the paperwork, which we need for the Medicare application.

Lawyers will be substituted for white rats in medical experiments in the future, there are three reasons for the change.

1. There are more of them.

2. The researchers don’t get as attached to their subjects.

Third and most importantly; there are some things a white rat will not do.

A young Texan grew up wanting to be a lawman. 
 He grew up big, 6′ 2″, strong as a longhorn, and fast as a mustang. He could shoot a bottle cap tossed in the air at 40 paces. 
 When he finally came of age, he applied to where he had only dreamed of working: the West Texas Sheriff’s Department.
 After a series of tests and interviews, the Chief Deputy finally called him into his office for the young man’s last interview. 
 The Chief Deputy said, “You’re a big strong kid and you can really shoot. So far your qualifications all look good, but we have, what you might call, an “Attitude Suitability Test”, that you must take before you can be accepted. We just don’t let anyone carry our badge, son.”
 Then, sliding a service pistol and a box of ammo across the desk, the Chief said, “Take this pistol and go out and shoot: 
 six illegal aliens, 
 six lawyers, 
 six meth dealers, 
 six Muslim extremists, 
 six Democrats, 
 and a rabbit.”
 “Why the rabbit?” queried the applicant.
 “You pass,” said the Chief Deputy. “When can you start?”

During the mid-1980s dairy farmers decided there was too much cheap milk at the supermarket. So the government bought and slaughtered 1.6 million cows. How come the government never does anything like this with lawyers?

– P.J. O’Rourke

The definition of a mixed emotion; watching your ex-wife and her lawyer drive over a cliff in your new car.

Q: Why did New Jersey get all the toxic waste and California all the lawyers?
A: New Jersey got to pick first.

Q: What does a lawyer get when you give him Viagra?
A: Taller

Q: Know how copper wire was invented?
A: Two lawyers were fighting over a penny.

Q: What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 100?
A: Your Honor.
Q: What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 50
A: Senator.

A lawyer boarded an airplane in New Orleans with a box of frozen crabs and asked a blonde stewardess to take care of them for him.

She took the box and promised to put it in the crew’s refrigerator. He advised her that he was holding her personally responsible for them staying frozen, mentioning in a very haughty manner that he was a lawyer, and proceeded to rant at her about what would happen if she let them thaw out.

Needless to say, she was annoyed by his behavior. Shortly before landing in New York, she used the intercom to announce to the entire cabin, “Would the lawyer who gave me the crabs in New Orleans, please raise your hand.”

Not one hand went up . . . . so she took them home and ate them.

Taking his seat in his chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers.

“So,” he said, “I have been presented, by both of you, with a bribe.”

Both lawyers squirmed uncomfortably. “You, attorney Leon, gave me $15,000. And you, attorney Campos, gave me $10,000.”

The judge reached into his pocket and pulled out a check. He handed it to Leon. “Now then, I’m returning $5,000, and we’re going to decide this case solely on its merits!”

Last.

There was a young couple very much in love. On the night before they were to be married, both were killed in an automobile accident. They found themselves at the pearly gates of heaven being escorted in by St. Peter. After a couple of weeks in heaven, the prospective groom took St. Peter aside and said, “St. Peter, my fiancee and I are very happy to be in heaven, but we miss very much the opportunity to have our wedding vows celebrated. Is it possible for people in heaven to get married?”
St. Peter looked at him and said, “I’m sorry, I’ve never heard of anyone in heaven wanting to get married. I’m afraid you’ll have to talk to the Lord God Almighty about that. I can get you an appointment in two weeks from Wednesday.”
Come the appointed day, the couple was escorted by the guardian angels into the presence of the Lord God Almighty, where they repeated the request. The Lord looked at them solemnly and said, “I tell you what; wait a year and if you still want to get married, come back and we will talk about it again.”
A year went by and the couple, still very much wanting to get married, came back. Again, the Lord God Almighty said, “I’m sorry to disappoint you but you must wait another year, and then I will consider your request.”
This happened year after year, for ten years. Each time they reasserted their yearning to be married; each time God put them off for another year. In the tenth year, they came before they Lord God Almighty to ask again. This time the Lord answered, “Yes, you may marry! This Saturday at 2:00 p.m. We will have a beautiful ceremony in the main chapel. The reception will be on me!”
The wedding went off without a hitch. The bride looked beautiful. The Buddha did the flower arrangements for which Moses wove simple yet elegant baskets. Jesus prepared the fish course. All of heaven’s denizens attended, and a good time was had by all.
Tragically, but perhaps inevitably, within a few weeks, the newlyweds realized that they had made a horrible mistake. They simply couldn’t stay married to one another. So they made another appointment to see the Lord God Almighty. Groveling and frightened, they asked if they could get a divorce.
The Lord heard their request, looked at them, and said, “Look, it took us TEN YEARS to find a priest up here in heaven. Do you have any idea how long it’ll take us to find a lawyer?”

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