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The 'Army Values' And The Citizen-Soldier Ideal



Erich Reimer

[Views expressed are mine only and do not represent those of the Department of Defense]



Several days ago I graduated from the last parts of my Army officer direct commission training and will soon be sent out into the force of the greatest fighting organization the world has ever known.

Coming from the ease and splendor of media, government, and political life in Washington, D.C., the military was initially a major culture shock in nearly…

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Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on February 23, 2019 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

Vocations Of Magistrate & Missionary Divergent At Core

For decades, secularist and religious progressives have urged their more theologically conservative counterparts to recognize a distinction between those that administer the affairs of the state and those that administer the affairs of faith.

However, with the Trump Presidency, it has become evident that what is meant by that admonition is that those that hold to traditional notions of piety are instead obligated to…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on February 21, 2019 at 10:59pm — 1 Comment

Watch The Fine Print On ‘Green Jobs’ Claims

Speculation often treated as fact, and definition may be only in eye of beholder.

By Tom Gantert

One of the more underreported aspects of the Green New Deal advocated by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, is its inflated claim about jobs. According to the official language, it is “a historic opportunity to create millions of good, high-wage jobs in the United States.”

Green or “clean energy” jobs are generally framed in positive terms by the mainstream…

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Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on February 19, 2019 at 12:38pm — 2 Comments

Pelosi's SOTU Political Play

Jordan Candler

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this appeal to President Donald Trump yesterday:

On January 3rd, it was my privilege as Speaker to invite you to deliver the State of the Union address on January 29th. ...

The U.S. Secret Service was designated as the lead federal agency responsible for coordinating, planning, exercising, and implementing security for National Special Security Events…

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Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on January 17, 2019 at 3:22pm — 3 Comments

Something Was Strangely Missing From Media Coverage of Trump’s Border Security Address

by Elizabeth Vaughn

The media coverage following President Trump’s Oval Office address on Tuesday night seemed to be missing something. As expected, the Democrats criticized Trump and continued to blame him for the partial government shutdown. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) called it “a degradation of the Oval Office.” The subsequent Chuck and Nancy show became the target of bipartisan derision. One liberal pundit said…

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Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on January 13, 2019 at 11:39am — No Comments

Soros-Tied Group ‘Demand Justice,’ Best Known For Leading Fight Against Kavanaugh, Raising Funds To Block Border Wall

by Elizabeth Vaughn

We shouldn’t be surprised that billionaire activist George Soros has jumped into the fray over the funding for President Trump’s border wall. He simply can’t resist the urge to morph into his beloved “master of the universe” role.

Demand Justice is a Soros-financed, left-wing judicial nominee advocacy group. It was founded in early 2018 by Brian Fallon, who served as press secretary for…

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Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on January 13, 2019 at 11:13am — No Comments

Bill Of Rights Not A Chinese Takeout Menu

Legislation has been proposed in New York that would require applicants wanting to purchase a firearm to submit three years worth of their social media postings for review as well as their previous years online search history.

The purpose of the statute would be to determine whether or not an individual has engaged in any hate speech disposed towards violence.

This ought…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on January 13, 2019 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Residents Fleeing Democrat-Run States to Escape Taxes and Poor Job Growth

The American economy has not seen a boom like this in many a year, but the effects have been mitigated in some states due to heavy-handed government policies that prevent growth from taking root. In those states, managed one and all by Democrats, people are fleeing in record numbers to go to red states where the economic climate is much more friendly. According to new U.S. Census Bureau numbers, two of the nation’s biggest Democrat-run states – Illinois and California – saw sharp…

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Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on January 9, 2019 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Pelosi to DHS Secretary Kirsten Nielsen: ‘I Reject Your Facts’

During the White House border-security meeting on Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen presented a report on current conditions at the southern border. New Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told Nielsen, “I reject your facts.” To which Nielsen responded, “These are not my facts. These are the facts.”

Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis said the statistic that pushed Pelosi over the edge was, “border officials along the U.S.-Mexico border had…

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Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on January 6, 2019 at 10:06am — No Comments

Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Tax Rate as High as 70% to Fund Climate Change Plan

by Trent Baker



In a sit-down interview with Anderson Cooper for CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) floated taxing the wealthy as much as 70 percent to fund her climate change plan called the “Green New Deal.”

“[P]eople are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes,” Ocasio-Cortez told Cooper in a preview clip of Sunday’s show while comparing herself to former Presidents…

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Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on January 4, 2019 at 10:40pm — No Comments

The 'Green New Deal': A Radical Mandate for Government Control of American Society

'Ocasio-Cortez sees this plan is being a vehicle through which social equality might finally realized, as it will use reparations to right historical injustices'

By Tom Elliott

Incoming New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brings with her a massive online following, influence she says she’ll deploy only in support of candidates and politicians who support her plan for a “Green New Deal.”

“The Green New Deal” is something Ocasio-Cortez invokes frequently in media…

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Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on January 3, 2019 at 8:24am — No Comments

Cuomo Christmas Consternation

In most instances, leftwing propagandists do everything within their power to banish the lessons derived from traditional religious sources such as Biblical narratives from exerting any sort of influence upon public policy and awareness. However, if one of those cherished texts can be distorted for the purposes of advancing a particular agenda, these skilled manipulators have few qualms against doing so.

In one…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on December 27, 2018 at 8:29am — No Comments

Teamsters union takes all but $15 of UPS workers’ pay

By Jazz Shaw

While many workers around the country are fighting to get their dues money back from unions in the wake of Janus v AFSCME, some seasonal UPS workers in Boston are dealing with a very different problem this Christmas season. It seems that some employees who were hired to help with the holiday surge of shipping were informed that they would need to join the Teamsters to take part in these temporary jobs.…

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Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on December 25, 2018 at 1:20pm — 1 Comment

Astronaut: Human mission to Mars 'stupid'

One of the first men to orbit the Moon has told BBC Radio 5 Live that it's "stupid" to plan human missions to Mars.

Bill Anders, lunar module pilot of Apollo 8, the first human spaceflight to leave Earth's orbit, said sending crews to Mars was "almost ridiculous".

Nasa is currently planning new…

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Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on December 24, 2018 at 8:36am — No Comments

Leaving Syria

As one that has served in the Middle East twice in the military, I am not so sure President Trump is wrong.

Syria is a mess.  It will be in the future a money pit for any nation staying there.  It is all but a failed state.  The civil war has destroyed so much of the nation with all the fighting.  Rebuilding will cost a fortune at least.  

Russia wants to stay.  They have been fighting the terrorists.  So will Putin be asked by Assad as the last nation there to foot the bill to…

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Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on December 21, 2018 at 11:40pm — No Comments

Letter To Michigan Senators.....Build The Darned WALL!

Below is a letter I just sent to both of my unfortunately Democrat Senators.

Dear Senator:

I am watching the presser with Minority Leaders Pelosi, Schumer. My takeaway is that you oppose building the wall President Trump is requesting. If you vote “No” on building the wall, then to live the way you vote. By this I mean you should immediately remove all the locks in your house and shut down any alarms in the house.

Then you can welcome anyone in that enters. I…

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Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on December 20, 2018 at 7:44pm — 1 Comment

From Whence Cometh Christmas Conniption?

Over the past several decades, the culture war animosities that arise in response to the condemnation of Christmas and the vocal response rushing to the defense of the celebration have become so predictable that these have about taken on the status of traditions in themselves akin to decked out halls, trimmed trees and marathon broadcasts of “It's A Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story”. Those realizing that it will probably be futile to expect to eliminate…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on December 4, 2018 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Hit & Run Commentary #118

Given the number of cast members that have died as a result of drug overdoses over the decades, isn’t Saturday Night Live about the last TV program that ought to poke fun at enthusiastic imbibers?

Would a man whose life had been ruined by fallacious or overly burdensome child support obligations have been allowed to interdict a Capitol Hill elevator for the purposes of verbally berating a United States Senator? If…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on November 24, 2018 at 8:29am — No Comments

Romney Downplays Danger Of Out Of Control Press

In a campaign blog post republished as a column by USA Today, Senator-elect Mitt Romney criticized President Trump for “vilifying” the press.

Interesting how we the common rabble often have to swear near-feudal oaths of fealty that our own remarks submitted as letters to the editor have not been published elsewhere before such content will even be considered.

Instead,…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on November 16, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Letter to my Senators about Kavanaugh's Victory

Dear Senator:

Today the Senate confirmed Judge Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. This was done despite your side’s despicable tactics to attempt to prevent. This nomination was to be strongly opposed no matter who President nominated. But America was shocked by how low your side is willing to go. What a disgrace!

You voted “NO”. You never said anything to those protesting to have a civil discussion. So I can only conclude these outrageous tactics were supported by you. So is…

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Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on October 6, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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New York County Clerk Is Refusing To Give Driver’s Licenses To Illegals, Despite New Law

Erie County Clerk Michael “Mickey” Kearns said he will not issue licenses to illegal aliens in defiance of a new New York Law, according to a local New York outlet. New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Green Light Bill Monday, which allows illegals to obtain driver’s licenses, WIVB4 reports. Kearns adamantly […]

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