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  • Fox & Friends: Retired Baseball Star Damon Warns ESPN Not to Turn into 'Political Arena'

    09/15/2017 1:41:53 PM PDT · 22 of 30
    gwjack to All

    Seems like I heard this morning (Fox Business) that ESPN is maintaining the viability of Michael Eisner to run for President. I think his ship has sailed - since he is currently 70.

    Gwjack

  • DACA Pearl Clutching Guide

    09/14/2017 3:18:01 PM PDT · 17 of 20
    gwjack to Diana in Wisconsin

    Thank you Miss Diana in Wisconsin; I couldn’t figure out how to post the phot. Good on you!

    Gwjack

  • DACA Pearl Clutching Guide

    09/14/2017 1:26:23 PM PDT · 3 of 20
    gwjack to Moe-Patrick
  • Driver Licenses From Nine States Won’t Be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in 2018

    09/03/2017 4:58:42 PM PDT · 57 of 119
    gwjack to discostu

    My memory is that Oklahoma has declined primarily because the RealID law requires linking all driver’s info on a database with all other states and the federal government (among other privacy data). Oklahoma now offers two forms of driver’s licenses - one without linkage, and one where the driver consents to linking. Also, I note that an address is required under the law. Addresses do not appear on my passport. So the obvious question becomes, why do they need my address to fly?

    Looks like an interesting Fall for the do nothing Congress.

    Gwjack

  • Here’s How The Marine Corps Will Train Future Snipers

    08/12/2017 10:21:02 AM PDT · 31 of 50
    gwjack to itsahoot

    I saw the tracking-point at SHOT show a couple of years ago. THey were giddy about Taya Kyle receiving a win in a contest with an expert sniper. After a small amount of training, she did not miss one shot.

    https://www.tracking-point.com/american-sniper-shootout-2015/

    Gwjack

  • At Least 11 GOP Senators Defend Mitch McConnell and Do-Nothing Senate from Trump

    08/11/2017 2:36:39 PM PDT · 53 of 210
    gwjack to Hojczyk

    Hi Hojczyk —

    Would you kindly let me know where you got the percentages that the listed candidates won by? My info is Heller won the general 45.87% to 44.71% over Berkeley (D). Third party got 4.89% and “None of These Candidates” (which was on the ballot) got 4.54%

    But, if I’m correct, there may be a variance in some of the other races you mentioned.

    Hey, I am not questioning or critical, I’m just curious if your info is better than what I’ve found.

    All my best,

    Gwjack

  • Send a Ham Sandwich to Mueller so He'll Have Something to Indict

    08/03/2017 1:36:12 PM PDT · 13 of 26
    gwjack to dirtboy

    You’re on. Address and phone number? Would rancid mayo on the ham sandwich be ok?

  • Secret Service special officer accidentally shoots himself while on duty

    07/26/2017 1:26:55 PM PDT · 32 of 32
    gwjack to JME_FAN

    Hah!

    I’m glad it bit the dust. I was on a range a few years ago and someone got his finger on the trigger as he was holstering. After the bright red racing stripe down his leg, he was mediflighted to a hospital.

    Gwjack

  • Secret Service special officer accidentally shoots himself while on duty

    07/26/2017 10:51:43 AM PDT · 22 of 32
    gwjack to All

    I’ve always been trained that there is no such thing as an “accidental discharge.” I think the correct descriptive statement is “negligent discharge.” Accidental implies it just happened with no action. Negligent more accurately describes the agents behavior. Guns do what they are trained to do - fire when ammo is loaded and trigger is pressed.

    Gwjack

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions Has Taken A VERY Weak Position On Hillary Clinton Crimes

    07/25/2017 7:31:01 AM PDT · 128 of 293
    gwjack to kabar

    kabar —

    I truly appreciate your factual, and well reasoned responses on this thread (and others).

    Sessions was indeed a prosecutor, and a very good one. He is incredibly faithful to the rule of law. His actions since becoming AG have been “by the book,” and not guided by passion or revenge. He removed himself from the election turmoil, as was proper under DOJ rules, and all states codes of ethics. He clearly would have the APPEARANCE of a conflict. He was/is maintaining the purity of any investigation. He will speak no evil of PDJT, that is a component of his character.

    As to him prosecuting HRC, he took his orders from PEDJT, in November. It seems to this pilgrim that if PDJT wants to change his mind, he should announce it, and not push blame to others. PEDJT left no doubt that HRC shouldn’t be prosecuted. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/us/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-investigation.html

    I wish PDJT would be straightforward and reveal what his true desire wrt HRC is. Then AG Sessions could be a man and decide whether to pursue or resign. I believe he would be a man of integrity. I also know that there may be investigations ongoing, which have not been leaked to the press. PDJT may not be aware of them.

    Again, thanks for your sane responses.

    Gwjack

  • Trump Asks Why ‘Beleaguered’ Sessions Isn't Investigating Clinton

    07/24/2017 10:01:46 AM PDT · 124 of 190
    gwjack to Helicondelta; All

    I guess Sessions is following orders? Maybe PDJT changed his mind?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/us/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-investigation.html

    Gwjack

  • Trump Floats Possibility Of Giuliani Replacing Sessions As AG

    07/24/2017 9:51:32 AM PDT · 218 of 442
    gwjack to Buckeye McFrog

    Hi BMc —

    In addition to your comment, I seem to remember that RG had many security contracts that would have to be exposed and unraveled; some with foreign countries.

    With no offense to him, he is a walking conflict of interest because of his ties (both past and future).

    Gwjack

  • Repeal Vote Puts Congress' Neck, Not Trump's, on the Line

    07/22/2017 7:43:16 AM PDT · 23 of 24
    gwjack to gwjack; MichaelCorleone

    The fact is that the exemption for Congress and staff was made by Order by BHO. It should be easy to reverse by POTUS without involvement of Congress.

    Gwjack

  • Repeal Vote Puts Congress' Neck, Not Trump's, on the Line

    07/22/2017 7:39:41 AM PDT · 22 of 24
    gwjack to MichaelCorleone

    I like your sentiment, but I think it is more persuasive if he merely signs the EO. Then, there will be a scramble to repeal, INCLUDING Democrats. This isn’t original from me, but from a sitting Rep/Senator (his name escapes me) on Fox Business Channel yesterday.

    Gwjack

  • The Touching First Ladies Photos That Moved Israelis

    07/15/2017 2:45:34 PM PDT · 24 of 39
    gwjack to Tax-chick

    Hi T-C

    I agree with what you write. With Melania’s actions of kindness, I’m reminded of DJT refusing to walk by Ben Carson when he didn’t hear his name. Other candidates smiled and walked by. DJT reached out his hand of friendship/fellowship to help another.

    I call it civility. It is not as evident in our “it’s all about me” world. I’m glad our first family has such values.

    Gwjackson

  • I met Don Jr and Jared at Trump Tower and we DID give them dirt on Dems, says Soviet spook

    07/14/2017 7:24:43 PM PDT · 46 of 139
    gwjack to Williams

    Good request. I don’t think credibility is with the lobbyist. If info was delivered, and oppo research is sought by all, why wasn’t it used? The polls showed Teump in arrears. Logic tells me info would have been used early and often after both nominations.

    Gwjack

  • Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

    06/28/2017 10:58:27 AM PDT · 29 of 65
    gwjack to All

    Just heard on local (Oklahoma City) radio that the vandal is the same guy that leveled the monument in Oklahoma.

    Perhaps Arkansas can deal with him more sternly.

    Gwjack

  • What if Comey taped his conversation with Trump? [Sneaky FBI methods?]

    06/09/2017 6:50:08 PM PDT · 51 of 60
    gwjack to 1_Rain_Drop

    Hi 1_Rain_Drop, I hope you are well.

    I think you are mistaken about New York’s law on recording. NY is a one person consent state. As long as DJT consented, any recording is legal.

    http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/new-york-recording-law

    Oh, the federal law is also one party consent.

    All my best,

    Gwjack

  • Haunting D-Day photos of brave Allied troops wading ashore in France and soldiers lying dead

    06/06/2017 2:45:35 PM PDT · 15 of 16
    gwjack to All

    I thought I would share a posting I put on facebook two years ago. It is still relevant today.

    Memorial Day weekend has become one of my favorite special weekends. For so many years I treated it like any other holiday - it was a time to reflect on the reason, and then get on with the weekend. But after the experience I had several years ago, it has become a weekend of being attuned and aware of those that sacrifice(d) parts of their life, limbs, and obtained scars of battle. Now, I do my best to focus my weekend on the needs of those that served, or are still serving. I owe a debt that i can never repay.

    Two years ago I wrote about my “conversion” experience of a few years before that. It is below.

    “Guy Jackson
    July 1, 2015 ·

    “A few years ago I was asked to go to Fort Benning to pin a Nephew’s “Ranger” tab on his sleeve at Ranger Graduation. He completed the rigorous training after West Point, and before two tours in Afghanistan. After initially protesting his choice (I told him it was something his parents should do) he successfully persuaded me to be the one. He told me that completing Ranger School was more about endurance than strength or speed; and, he said, I had endured more than anyone he knew. I told him that he must not know many people. But, this is not about him. Lessons I’ve learned from him will be written about in the future.

    “This story is about the incredible man I met while traveling to Fort Benning.

    “I left Oklahoma City on an airplane that was completely full. As was my custom, I took my aisle seat. I was toward the rear of the plane (behind the wings) about Row 24-25. Next to me was an older man (I later discovered he was 83 years old) that appeared fit. I did notice he had hobbled as he was coming down the aisle. He reminded me of a few of my clients. My itinerary was to fly to Memphis, and then continue on to Birmingham, and motor to Fort Benning.

    “Shortly after wheels up, I began a conversation with him. He was traveling to Memphis for the wedding of a grandchild. His wife of 50+ years had died the year before, so he was traveling alone. He told me he didn’t fly often; the last time was in 1946. I thought nothing of it and we continued talking about his Granddaughter.

    “He asked me about my planned travel. I shared with him about my Nephew graduating from Ranger school. He seemed to become more interested. I told him with pride that my Nephew had selected me to pin his tab on his shoulder. He was very familiar with the process, and assured me it was quite an honor that I was asked. When he heard about my Nephew, and some of my comments in support of our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, the wall collapsed. His story came out.

    “John (that is the only name he ever gave me) was a survivor of D-Day. You might recall that D-Day was the day on which the expulsion of Germany from Europe was launched. He had been in the initial assault. He was one of the few survivors landing on Omaha Beach. History tells us there were over 10,000 casualties that day, and almost 4,500 deaths. He shared with me the fear, and the proud patriotism he had as a young man. He shared with me the macabre scene of landing in water, wading through blood and bodies, and scaling a wall to get into the fight.

    “He was a small part of a “team” that would liberate the world. He was on the point of the spear. He undoubtedly saw more in two days than most of us see in a lifetime.

    “John beamed with pride about my respect for him, and my Nephew. He told me he had no regrets for anything he had done. We discussed the difference in our generations, and the undercurrent that is not easily seen. I felt as if there were decades of emotion still walled within him. My sense was that he enjoyed telling his story, but never wanted to tell it to someone who would be rough and not cherish it. Like many in his generation, he wanted to be accepted for who he was and not for what he did.

    “Towards the end of the flight I went forward to use the lavatory. While waiting, I spoke to the flight attendant at the front. I told her about John, and mentioned I thought it would be a nice gesture if he was allowed to exit the plane first.

    “I returned to my seat. We landed, and taxied to the gate. When we got there, and after seat belts were unlatched, and passengers were buzzing and standing, the pilot’s voice came over the PA system. He said, “This is Captain Williams. It was a pleasure for me to be your pilot today. But I have a special favor to ask you. Today, we are honored to have among us a survivor of the D-Day invasion. Sir, all of us are deeply indebted to your service and sacrifice. I would ask that we honor him by allowing him to exit first.” Then he called him by full name, and mentioned his seat number. I suppose someone had gotten the information from the manifesto.

    “All the passengers returned to their seats and started scanning the plane for the real, live, hero.

    “I nudged John, and told him we were all waiting for him. Wiping his tears he mumbled “Thank you.” He departed the plane. As he got to the front door, the pilot and co-pilot (both retired Air Force) emerged from the cabin and gave a robust salute; a salute of respect.

    “The remainder rose and left. When I got to the front door, the pilot stopped me and told me that he was glad I brought it to their attention. I exited the plane, and walked to the end of the ramp. John was there, waiting for me. He had more tears. The pilots had radioed ahead of landing, and hundreds of travelers had gathered at the gate to welcome this hero. He was moved beyond any expectation. So was I.

    “I’ve not seen John since that day. But, I think of him every June 6. There were several attributes he had that was part of his DNA.

    “LESSONS:

    “1. Making sacrifices for others could affect much more than we think.
    2. Sometimes we are so self-absorbed that we don’t recognize the greatness of others that surround us.
    3. Great tasks require great commitment from small components.
    4. It is never to late to say Thank You.
    5. The cost of recognizing supreme sacrifice is negligible.
    6. Others will happily join in, if someone shows vulnerability. It empowers others.

    “John had an exciting story. I’m glad he shared it with me. I’m confident he had been recognized before, but never without pre-warning, and never at an airport gate. His tears reflected the depth of the love he had/has for his country. I’m glad fate put us together for 2 hours. I continually marvel at the trust he and his fellow soldiers had in their superiors. They had their role, and they unselfishly completed their job.”

    So, this weekend, pay extra attention to those who served. You might remember that I wrote about Steve (a homeless vet living in a tent city in San Diego) a few weeks ago. I’m going to San Diego next weekend and look for him again.

    Those that read this, and are among those who served our country, thank you.

  • 3 men in attempt to run a sub-2 hour marathon tonight (8:45pm PT) Watch live