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  • WH: Americans Should Talk About Gun Control 'Around the Thanksgiving Table

    11/24/2015 10:10:02 AM PST · 78 of 93
    KC-10A BOOMER to rktman

    Visiting my Mother’s in Phoenix area and mission accomplished! Just talked with her about the proper two handed stance when using a hand gun. Also explained the advantage of a two point sling and EOTECH optics (with magnifier) for quick, accurate, reflex shots on those in dire need of it. Last but not least discussed the four rules of firearm safety.

    So White House Staffers are we good?

  • The only benefit of a Ryan speakership: Boehner will be gone!

    10/22/2015 4:59:31 AM PDT · 22 of 38
    KC-10A BOOMER to itsateaparty

    Same thing I told the RNC when they called last week for a hand-out. I am done with the uni-party! I fear we are almost down to the fourth and final box to restore our freedoms.

  • When Boris Yeltsin went grocery shopping in Clear Lake [Houston, Texas, 1989]

    09/30/2015 5:13:28 AM PDT · 29 of 38
    KC-10A BOOMER to ziravan

    Worked INF-START treaties while stationed at Travis AFB in the 90s. The base opened a new Base Exchange that even impressed those of us stationed there. We took a group of Russian inspectors to go shopping and I watch a guy in his mid-40’s just stand there in shock at first and they you could see he was fuming as he figured out he had been lied to about how bad the US really was. I felt kind of sorry for the guy, but know how he feels as our overlords in Mordor on the Potomac work their magic on what was once a great nation.

  • Senate panel votes to raise California gas tax 12 cents a gallon

    08/21/2015 5:22:12 AM PDT · 34 of 42
    KC-10A BOOMER to Victoria_R

    Yep! Still pissed about that one after paying to renew my wife’s truck registration. Ouch! The funny thing is at my location the price of gas went down 3 cents a gallon on 1 Jul 15. Apparently the Mormon Militia in Salt Lake (area refinery operators) helped out their brothers that hit us with the new tax (we have a lot of Mormons in Southern Idaho).

  • Captain of TransAsia Flight 235 shut off working engine after other failed: Report

    07/02/2015 12:50:16 PM PDT · 19 of 24
    KC-10A BOOMER to BenLurkin

    This actually happened on an airplane I was on back in the day on a KC-135Q. The fire light for the #2 engine came on due to a compressor stall that damaged the #1 engine shutting it down, while the Co-Pilot reached up and pulled the fire switch for the #3 engine. It was like the 3 Stooges with both pilots slapping each other’s hands to push the fire switch back in (too late cut out the #3) and then pull the #2 engine fire switch. Went from a 4 engine to 1 engine aircraft in seconds. Thank God it only happened at 90 knots or I would not be here to share.

  • No Promotion Unless A Commitment To Diversity Is Demonstrated, Air Force Sec Says

    03/07/2015 3:20:15 PM PST · 31 of 69
    KC-10A BOOMER to tomkat

    The very words spoken to a gathering of aircrew I was in by General Bennie Davis (CINCSAC) in the 80s. He also went on to say, “If it is broke you better be all over it or I’ll be all over you.” How I pine for the good old days of Strategic Air Command (SAC). This touchy feely stuff of the 21st Century Air Force makes me sick to my stomach.

  • Why the Left Loves Islam

    02/21/2015 7:00:04 AM PST · 37 of 69
    KC-10A BOOMER to Travis McGee

    Thank you for posting. I will make sure this is passed around the liberty loving folks I associate and work with. I have made it my duty to know our opponent in the coming war with the Jihadi since the coordinated attacks of 11 Sep 01. I have read their book and I can only believe it was inspired by the Dark Lord himself. I swore an oath to defend and support the US Constitution against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC, several times since 17 Jul 75 and fully intend to do my duty when the time comes. Take care folks and continue to prepare for this cold war to go hot on our shores in the very near future.

  • ID: Coeu d'Alene City Council Scoffs at the Law

    09/11/2014 5:24:05 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    KC-10A BOOMER to Grampa Dave

    Same problem with Southwest Idaho. Ada (Boise) and Canyon (Nampa/Caldwell) counties are overrun with California imports. For the 13 years I have been in this part of Idaho I have watched them change the area for the worse. We were stationed in Colorado Springs, CO and saw what the Californication did there due to the invasion of 600,000 families in the 4 years we were stationed there. The damn liberals never learn from their mistakes this just crap the new nest just like the one they fled.

  • 5 Two-Man Teams Who Took on Whole Armies (And Won)(foul language)

    04/15/2014 4:43:46 PM PDT · 8 of 15

    I was able to meet SGT Maynard “Snuffy” Smith when going through Basic Boom Operator Flight School at Castle AFB in 1979. He was one of the few Medal of Honor winners who insisted on being saluted and not one of the Boomer or Tail Gunner students had a problem with that especially when we received the briefing on his exploits on his first and only combat mission. I am a little guy at 5’4” and was actually able to look down on the frail aging hero when I was allowed my turn to shake his hand and received my basic aircrew wings from him. No wonder he was assigned as a ball turret gunner. When he gave his talk with us he mentioned that he was always in trouble and spent a lot of time peeling potatoes until his big day. I still have the picture the school house took of me shaking his hand and the set of wings rests in my Air Force retirement shadow box as one of my prized possessions.

  • Shep Smith: ‘Nauseating’ How Both Sides of Gun Issue Come Out After Shooting

    04/06/2014 8:18:09 AM PDT · 34 of 48
    KC-10A BOOMER to rktman

    “Alone, unarmed and scared” was our motto when I was flying in tankers, but now I feel like I am staked out like a lamb for slaughter working as a simple servant on an Air Force Base.

    I have a CCW in the state I am a resident, but can only have my sidearm of choice (Springfield Arms 45) unloaded and stored in my locked glove compartment with the ammo (39 rounds) stored in a separate part of my vehicle. If the Squadron I work in has an active shooter I will be one of the first gunned down with two other civilians. Nothing like being a sitting duck.

    I would love nothing more than to be allowed to conceal or open carry my personal side arm along with the other members of my unit. All the civilians have CCW for our state and are former military. I served 25 years mostly carrying a .38 or M-9 more than the M-16 and would like nothing more than a fighting chance should we get an active shooter on our base. But, thanks to BJ Clinton, Lord Obama, and our feces for brain Secretary of Defense Chucky Hagel I will continue to be a sitting duck. How I despise liberals!

  • Romney Takes on Tea Party in Idaho

    03/22/2014 10:33:02 AM PDT · 26 of 118
    KC-10A BOOMER to greyfoxx39

    The Mormon militia of Eastern Idaho is the reason we are stuck with Mike (RINO) Simpson. My county (Elmore) is the home of Mtn Home AFB with a large AF retired community. He voted to screw all of us on our retirement COLA. He is anything, but a fiscal conservative and most of his votes are go along get along. I have had no faith in the man for over 8 years the only reason I go to the polls is a fruitless attempt (so far) to throw the bum out. Maybe this time will be the charm thanks to the support of the RINO brigade.

  • Idaho CD2 challenger Smith notches a conservative endorsement (vs. RINO incumbent)

    03/12/2014 3:16:43 PM PDT · 12 of 22
    KC-10A BOOMER to Clintonfatigued

    The only reason I will be going to the polls this spring is to send RINO Simpson into retirement.

  • Military Photo of the Day

    01/01/2014 8:19:51 AM PST · 5 of 10
    KC-10A BOOMER to frankenMonkey

    I was assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, 349th Air Refueling Squadron when it operated the KC-135Q model refueling the SR-71 from Beale AFB, CA (Mar 80-Jun 83). Also the same place I met my lovely bride of over 30 years now. I also hung out with the Wing Historian at the time. He had a lot of literature on the “Bloody Hundredth” Bombardment Group as it was known in WWII.

    Apparently during one of the 100th Bomb Groups first missions over Occupied-France a crippled B-17 was making its way back to England when a Luftwaffe fighter pulled up to finish them off. The crew dropped their gear as a sign of surrender and the fighter flew along side instead of opening fire. Someone on the crew decided to open fire on the fighter and shot it down. The fighter pilot survived by bailing out and every since that day the 100th Bomb Group received special attention from the Luftwaffe during the duration of the air war in Europe.

    I work with a guy in my current simple service position who has a son that is a Boomer with the 100th ARW at RAF Mildenhall. It is a good fit as those of us when stationed at Beale AFB spent a great deal of time TDY to RAF Mildenhall operating with the SR-71.

  • Disabled Military Retirees Betrayed by Gutless Republicans

    12/21/2013 11:13:12 AM PST · 26 of 37
    KC-10A BOOMER to darkwing104

    I joined the Military in 1975 and remember being spat upon by my fellow citizens whom I took an oath to defend. Now once again our Political class spits on the Military class. I spent 25 years on active duty and still work for the Air Force as a simple servant. I still think and act like the Senior NCO I rose to from ranks during my interesting career providing the same level of service (one of these days I’ve got to learn to be a worthless slimy civilian it would really bring down the stress level).
    I also work with a large community of retired Air Force Officer’s and NCOs who are either simple servants or contractors in my current program. Each and every one of use left the service broken men and women and this is how we are thanked for the years of selfless service, long deployments, substandard pay, living conditions not fit for welfare families (got to love that base housing), and family separations with the lies of free medical, dental and eye care for life for 20 years or more of service. Bull excrement! They have poked the bear and push back is coming my slimy lying crap weasel RINO Congress critter (voted for this bill) will have a primary challenger this coming election year not that I have much hope the system will work to get rid of him. At least I know he will stay out our county as we have a very large community of retired Military that would love to make him the guest of honor an old fashioned neck tie party.

  • LA Mayor: LAX Gunman "could have literally killed everyone in that terminal" (had 5 magazines)

    11/03/2013 8:27:43 AM PST · 30 of 37
    KC-10A BOOMER to Kip Russell

    If my aging eyes are not failing me. Does anyone else notice that the rear flip-up side is in the down position? How does an effective shooter not use his/her sights? Something tells me this whack-o-doddle wasn’t very familiar with the illegal (at least in the People’s Republic of Kalifornia) weapon he was using for this incident.

  • Now 18 House Republicans Are Ready to Throw in the Towel in Obamacare Fight [Title Shortened]

    10/02/2013 4:00:09 PM PDT · 27 of 111
    KC-10A BOOMER to Timber Rattler

    I am so glad RINO Simpson has a primary challenger this time around. This POS has been a sell-out of Idaho residents for years, but a certain demographic in the Eastern part of the state keeps sending him back to stick it to us again and again. Even before I looked at the list I knew the milk toast go-along-get-along weak kneed pansy would be one of the crapweasels willing to cave to the Democrats.

  • Stateside Commissaries to Close in Government Shutdown

    09/28/2013 6:44:16 AM PDT · 25 of 32
    KC-10A BOOMER to gasport

    The Air Force Base I work at is over 10 miles from town. Most of the Airmen will be able to drive to the local Wal-Mart (28 mile round-trip); with gas here going for $3.76 a gallon it will significantly increase the cost to provide sustenance to one’s family. This is provided they find they have been paid come 1 Oct 13. I’m not even sure if I will see my Military retirement pay. “dear leader” sure loves to crap all over the Military. As we used to say when I first signed up for the Air Force in 1975, BOHICA!

  • Obama: Military Will See Disruption in Pay if Congress Doesn’t Raise Debt Ceiling, Pass Budget

    09/21/2013 7:14:38 AM PDT · 52 of 103
    KC-10A BOOMER to Errant

    I am really getting sick of dear leader’s Sierra Bravo as he goes after the former best military force on the planet. Lost 20% of my pay due to the sequester this summer and now I get to loss my retirement for 25 years of service in uniform protecting these bastards so they could subvert everything I believe in.

    Meanwhile I watched the Wing were I work lose its ability to project airpower anywhere in the world when the aircrews lost their combat readiness. There are still trying to get back up to speed when cleared to fly back in August. This jack wagon couldn’t lead a group of men to a whore house with $500,000,000 in his pocket (thanks to the printing presses of helicopter Ben).

  • Boehner Ally Returns Fire Against GOP Primary Challenger

    09/11/2013 6:19:44 AM PDT · 6 of 11
    KC-10A BOOMER to cotton1706

    I have been trying to throw Simpson out for the last 4 elections, but the Mormon militia in Eastern Idaho has done a great job of keeping this mealy mouthed RINO in office. Hopefully they are getting as fed up with his voting record and go-along-to-get-along attitude. It really is time to clean house. Too bad the challenger is another damn lawyer, but it is tough for honest hard working people with real jobs to gather the funding required for showing these career politicians the unemployment line.

  • ‘Bash Mob’ Warning in Long Beach, CA

    07/19/2013 4:22:19 PM PDT · 24 of 50
    KC-10A BOOMER to elkfersupper

    I believe you are trying to quote Rule 21: “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.” I used to have that on my workstation at the local AFB, but the Squadron Commander requested I take it down. I guess it scared some of the sensitive members of the Air Force.

    After dear leader’s comments this afternoon not a bad rule to use for your continued survival. For those stuck in the People’s Republic of California situational awareness may keep you from becoming the next poor SOB beaten by the mob for the TV cameras. Stay safe everybody.

  • Commissary plan backlash shows difficulty of cutting defense spending

    06/02/2013 6:36:44 AM PDT · 16 of 35
    KC-10A BOOMER to tellw

    The Washington Post is full of excrement the Commissary system is funded under a Government Stock Fund/Revolving Account. Congress initially establishes funding for the stock fund, but the stock fund manager must ensure prices for funded items do not make a profit or show a loss. Prices are adjusted up or down to keep the funding level as constant as possible.

    It is bad enough the furloughs will hit on 8 Jul 13 through 30 Sep 13 with the Commissary being closed Monday and Tuesday to absorb the hit, but this pack of lies just irritates the heck out of me. The active duty folks that live paycheck to paycheck will have to plan accordingly to work around the shutdown as town in 10 miles on way from the Air Force Base I work at. Who can afford the gas at $3.75 a gallon and climbing to go into town? Being a retired Senior NCO working a Simple Service gig it really burns me as to how “dear leader” is treating our active duty force.

  • US tanker plane 'crashes in Kyrgyzstan after take off'

    05/03/2013 7:31:32 AM PDT · 47 of 100
    KC-10A BOOMER to Portcall24

    One of the reasons I have hearing problems is the noise caused by the water injection. My first flight out of Castle AFB as a student was number 4 in a 4 ship Minimum Interval Take-Off (MITO) 12 seconds behind the tanker in front of us with 2 B-52s also flying water wagons in the lead. All we could see was black smoke until we rotated. At the time I was too young and dumb to figure out how damn dangerous that was. The steam jet would really make the earth move.

  • US tanker plane 'crashes in Kyrgyzstan after take off'

    05/03/2013 6:05:16 AM PDT · 34 of 100
    KC-10A BOOMER to Moose4

    Unfortunately they are flying the old tanker’s still. One reason it has been a big interest in the tanker community to procure a new weapon system. Haven’t seen a new tanker since the 1980’s, which were only 60 KC-10’s, with only 59 remaining in the fleet. I watched the missing one burn to the ground on 17 Sep 87 at Barksdale AFB, LA. Great day to have a crew bus 15 minutes late or I would have been up close and personal on the aircraft parked next to it.

  • US tanker plane 'crashes in Kyrgyzstan after take off'

    05/03/2013 5:11:06 AM PDT · 16 of 100
    KC-10A BOOMER to GOP_Party_Animal

    The KC-135R is equipped with the newer CMF-56 engine vs. the old KC-135A with the J-57 engine, which also used water injection of 5,581 lbs 550 gallons of demineralized water on take-off. Normal take-off was to 1,000 ft remaining pull back on the stick and hope to God it flew. During the mid-1980’s we were losing one crew a year in the old steam jets. One of the reasons I volunteered to cross-train from my flight position as a Boom Operator over to the KC-10A, Extender. The average R model tanker was built as an A model 1957-1964. Considering some of these aircraft are as old as I was when I flew them (a couple even older), it is a testament to the maintenance crews and aircrew that these museum pieces still fly. I will be praying for the safety of the aircrew, but realize how bad it can be when a flying gas station impacts the ground.

    No Body Kicks Ass Without Tanker Gas (NBKAWTG) KC-135A/Q/RT Instructor Boom Operator 1979-1985

  • US helicopter 'shot down' by Taliban in Afghanistan

    08/06/2011 11:53:46 AM PDT · 40 of 63
    KC-10A BOOMER to NormsRevenge

    I am greatly saddened to hear of the loss of these brave patriots and brother’s in arms. They were among the best and brightest of their chosen profession. Our country is poorer to have lost them. Our prayers and most humble condolences to their friends and families.

  • Should pick-ups be banned?

    07/15/2010 5:56:52 AM PDT · 28 of 56
    KC-10A BOOMER to mad_as_he$$

    You neglected to mention the mandatory accesories for a pick-up out West of a gun rack in the back window and bail of hay in the bed. Otherwise the ladies will see you as all hat and no cattle. :)

  • The Free Trade Air Force? [Buy a tanker, already.]

    07/06/2010 6:08:31 AM PDT · 7 of 42
    KC-10A BOOMER to Rummyfan

    The USAF only bought 60 KC-10As and operates 59 (I watched one burn to the ground 17 Sep 87 at Barksdale AFB, LA, one day I am glad the crew bus was 15 minutes late). Having flown on the old steam jet KC-135A model tankers with the vastly under powered J-57 engine going to the KC-10 was like going from a VW Bug to a Cadillac. Even with the re-engined KC-135R the USAF really needs a new tanker before the wings fall off the old ones!

  • Married Pilots Hook Up on Military Refueling Mission

    07/02/2010 8:32:30 AM PDT · 30 of 45
    KC-10A BOOMER to commish

    I was there from Mar 80 - Jul 83 with the 349th AREFS, while my wife was an admin troop in the 99th SRS. We both worked in opposite ends of Bldg 1086 (for those never at Beale it is a very large building) and ended up meeting while TDY at RAF Mildenhall. All the U-2 guys insisted on meeting me to make sure she wasn’t going to marry a dirt bag. After all who would trust a sweet young thing to a guy that goes around sticking his boom into any available receptacle in the sky. LOL!

  • Married Pilots Hook Up on Military Refueling Mission

    07/02/2010 8:16:40 AM PDT · 24 of 45
    KC-10A BOOMER to tophat9000

    Back when I was stationed at Beale AFB chasing around the SR-71 in the Q model tanker I found the image in the last page of a book on nose art. To this day I regret not buying the book just for that photo. It was awesome!

    It was interesting to watch the Navy/Marine pilots hooking up to the metal basket when they were used to a cloth one from their tankers. I remember cringing when the drouge would roll over their canopy, but couldn’t move the boom, which would only make it worse. Also saw more then one fighter jock go home with a bent probe.

  • Arizona Boycotts Backfiring

    06/18/2010 6:12:32 PM PDT · 22 of 60
    KC-10A BOOMER to Qbert
    We've done our part to support my birth state this week. I received a Ruger LCP .380 for my birthday and my wife just brought home a Ruger 10/22 rifle for Father's Day. Strum Ruger is based in Prescott, AZ.

    Yes! My bride of 27 years is a keeper and I saw her first.

  • Beautiful USAF Photo of the Day: B-2 Spirit and F-15E Strike Eagles Together Over the Pacific Ocean

    04/19/2010 5:46:46 AM PDT · 10 of 14
    KC-10A BOOMER to ops33

    The F-15E aircraft are from the 366th Fighter Wing, 391st Fighter Squadron (Bold Tigers), Mountain Home AFB, ID.

    SMSgt, USAF (Retired) and now just a simple servant bean counter at the same location.

  • Aerial refueling started out as a stunt

    03/28/2010 6:27:07 PM PDT · 15 of 15
    KC-10A BOOMER to Erasmus

    That is a correct statement he would always sweat fuel when getting full due to not having any fuel bladders. When he climbed up to altitude and went super-sonic the aircraft would seal itself. The SR-71 would leak about 1,000 lbs an hour on the deck (so the rumor goes).

  • Aerial refueling started out as a stunt

    03/28/2010 4:59:33 PM PDT · 11 of 15
    KC-10A BOOMER to sonofstrangelove

    I had the time of my life spending 6 years as a Boom Operator in the KC-135A/Q (steam jets) and 5 years in the KC-10A. That was until the Medical Hobby Shop grounded me on a medical (1979-1990). My favorite part of it was the 3 ½ years I spent at Beale AFB refueling the SR-71. Most fun I ever had with my clothes on, but it could get pretty scary when you had a cowboy behind you. Kind of like the B-52 air refueling scene at the beginning of the movie Dr. Strangelove that Buff was all over the place.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread

    01/03/2010 6:31:54 AM PST · 52 of 358
    KC-10A BOOMER to Bahbah

    Brennan showed himself to be totally clueless in dealing with our Islamic enemies this morning. His inability to act in any way on good intelligence from Saudi Arabia about the “Fruit of the Loom” bombers is enough for his immediate firing and IMHO borders on criminal negligence. Also it sounds like another round of Bush’s fault. That dog won’t hunt any more!

  • NYC to Obama: No You Won't

    11/15/2009 6:36:53 AM PST · 46 of 98
    KC-10A BOOMER to scoobysnak71

    What! Waste a perfectly good C-130? It would be much easier to lower the cargo door at about 25,000 ft and have their Military escorts chuck them out the back end. The laws of Physics and the sharks will take care of the rest. :D

  • How to Respond to an Active Shooter (Ft Hood shooting)

    11/11/2009 6:20:59 AM PST · 14 of 36
    KC-10A BOOMER to marktwain

    I know the feeling when I was a paying agent for the Air Force I carried $500,000 to $250,000. When deployed I was issued an M-9 with 30 rounds (2 magazines), when at home station I had a rough time getting ammo, so more than once all I had was an empty weapon with an empty magazine in it. Of course I had the good sense not to mention it to anyone.

    I still work for the Air Force as a simple servant and can confirm once the bad guys get past the security at the gates most of the bases population are sitting ducks. I am allowed by Idaho law the right to conceal carry, which allows me to have a weapon in my vehicle on base, but I must store the ammo separate from the weapon. In the event of some whack job Muslim going Johnny Jihad on us I have to hope and pray I can make it to the parking lot to retrieve my carry weapon and dig out the ammo to defend myself and the other personnel in my Squadron.

    Happy Veteran’s Day to my fellow veterans!

  • Minot Air Force Base to activate new B-52 squadron

    09/03/2009 5:28:19 PM PDT · 33 of 74
    KC-10A BOOMER to imahawk

    The “Bloody 100th” was deactivated as an Air Refueling Wing when I was stationed at Beale AFB in the 1980s. It is now active at RAF Mildenhall from what I have heard. The legacy lives on even if it is only tanker trash keeping it alive and growing. As we told the Fighter jock that called us that in my youth, “we may be trash, but it’s a long swim home without us!”

    As a Baby Boomer in a KC-135A (stream jet) back in 1979 I cut my teeth on refueling the B-52. You couldn’t miss the receptacle it had a huge slipway to guide the boom in for a contact. I wonder if they plan on gluing the wings and tail sections back on to the old models that got cut up when I was working the START Treaty in another life.

  • Town-hall clash! Cop vs. Obama 'Joker' poster

    08/29/2009 7:53:34 AM PDT · 98 of 142
    KC-10A BOOMER to Man50D

    I watched this video on Hot Air last night and had to get up and walk away from the computer, before shutting it down and calling it a night. It actually made me “killing mad” an emotion that I really try to avoid. I don’t know how much more of this crap I can take before I have to saddle up and start ridding east to set things right. I swore an oath several times starting on 17 Jul 79 that I would defend the US Constitution and this country against all enemies foreign and domestic. We really are at an awkward stage in this nation’s history it is too late to work within the system and too early to shot the bastards. Stay safe folks and prepare for the worst.

  • Dems ask for civility at town halls - Markey (CO) handing out Geo. Washington's "Rules of Civility"

    08/15/2009 2:48:52 PM PDT · 54 of 124
    KC-10A BOOMER to libstripper

    I will begin to act civilly when my elected officials remember they work for me and other God fearing hard working Americans that are sick and tired of the constant assault on our liberties by our political overlords. If they keep this up it wouldn’t surprise me if some of these lying crapweasels ended up the guest of honor at a good old fashioned neck tie party.

  • Airman spots aircraft fuel leak at 35,000 feet

    05/21/2009 7:46:09 AM PDT · 29 of 37
    KC-10A BOOMER to justlurking

    Way to go Boomer! A sharp observant aircrew member usually gets to live to be an old aicrew member. Reminds me of my flying days when I would ask my pilots stupid little questions like, “none of my buisness, but shouldn’t the gear be down right now?”

    KC-135A/Q; KC-10A Boom Operator, SMSgt, USAF (Retired)

  • Obama snubs vets, skips Heroes ball - Becomes 1st new president to miss inauguration event

    01/25/2009 4:42:18 PM PST · 15 of 42
    KC-10A BOOMER to combat_boots

    Boots I’m currently working as a double dipping retired USAF SMSgt now simple service Budget Analyst at our local AFB. On inauguration day one of my Squadron’s Senior NCOs dropped his retirement paperwork and several of the younger troops are separating as soon as their current contracts are up. Having served from the Carter years until I left disgusted at the end of the Clinton years (75-00) and I am expecting this trickle to turn into a mass exodus as soon as “don’t ask don’t tell” gets overturned.

  • Verizon Robocalls Customers Urging Them to Watch Obama Inauguration

    01/18/2009 7:35:13 AM PST · 19 of 24
    KC-10A BOOMER to hoosierboy

    I received the same e-mail from Dish Network too. I am still considering canceling their service. We were also about to turn off our Sprint service to chance over to Verizon. We are still pissed about Sprint stacking roaming charges on deployed military personnel and was waiting for my contract to expire. These asshats don’t understand their fawning over the “American Idol” president will drive many of us to their competitors or in the spirit of economizing to pay our coming tax burden we will no longer be able to afford their over priced services.

  • Eric Holder: Make Assault Weapons Ban Permanent

    01/15/2009 4:59:49 PM PST · 28 of 71
    KC-10A BOOMER to paltz
    Going from DEFCON III to DEFCON II! The liberals don’t want to see this old SAC trained killer hit DEFCON I! ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒE (mo-lone lah-veh) Translation: Come and take them!
  • Recount is complete; Franken up by 226

    01/03/2009 5:21:38 PM PST · 55 of 139
    KC-10A BOOMER to ButThreeLeftsDo

    Why am I not surprised that Stuart Smally just stole the election. I don’t know which state is more of a joke now Minnesota, Illinois, or New York when it comes to their Senators. It is just about time to start watering the tree of liberty again. Keep your powder dry folks!

  • An Obama inaugural ball will be only for military

    01/01/2009 11:48:25 AM PST · 31 of 53
    KC-10A BOOMER to Jet Jaguar

    Good thing I am retired it would take a lawful order to make me attend.

  • Wal-Mart To Sell Cheaper Inhaler

    12/31/2008 11:20:36 AM PST · 19 of 59
    KC-10A BOOMER to Diana in Wisconsin

    My son is a Wally World Pharmacy Technician and both the Military and local civilian communities have benefited greatly from the low cost prescriptions available through them. I have heard of some Super Wal-Mart’s that actually have urgent care clinics available. Once again the private sector shows the stupid bureaucrats how to really run a health care program at a low cost to the consumer.

  • Vanity-Slow News Day At Drudge?

    12/23/2008 6:57:05 AM PST · 3 of 18
    KC-10A BOOMER to BenLurkin

    Well there goes my breakfast!

  • Obama & Biden redefinition of middle class: $97 grand = wealthy (FReep this Digg!!!

    11/01/2008 10:38:06 AM PDT · 8 of 19
    KC-10A BOOMER to GodGunsGuts

    fiscally = physically. Damn I hate it when I do that!

  • Obama & Biden redefinition of middle class: $97 grand = wealthy (FReep this Digg!!!

    11/01/2008 10:36:40 AM PDT · 6 of 19
    KC-10A BOOMER to GodGunsGuts

    Last year the wife and I barely cleared that amount after over 25 years of working together almost reaching $100K. I guess I am rich finally! Too bad I have a mortgage, car payments, and other financial liabilities (to include taxes). Once the anointed one gets into office I guess we will have to learn to get by without my wife’s income. Why the hell should she work in a fiscally demanding job anymore so some lazy welfare family should get more of our stolen income?

  • Obama's first 100 days start early

    10/15/2008 7:16:01 AM PDT · 2 of 9
    KC-10A BOOMER to jessduntno

    People? I love my people. Pull!