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  • Shock Poll: 59% Back Trump On Deportation of Illegals

    08/31/2015 5:58:37 PM PDT · 31 of 157
    Nip to Red Steel

    BTW - “The dO==Donald” isn’t the only one talking about building walls and deporting people.

    Central European nations have seen what is happening to their historical cultures and now want no part of it.

    As for the costs - I personally think the numbers being pushed by its opponents are too high - perhaps by a factor of ten.

    All I do know is it will much more expensive if we don’t do something.

  • The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot That Brought Nixon Down

    08/30/2015 10:50:21 AM PDT · 11 of 35
    Nip to daler


    Hillary Rodman’s push to deny Richard Nixon’s basic Constitutional rights wasn’t a radical view among those liberal activists working on the Watergate prosecutorial staff but actually a mainstream view?

    Kind of clears up a lot of the muddy water from that era.

    Do I dare to contend that Richard Millhouse Nixon was a double American patriot? First in 1960 when it he didn’t object to a stolen Presidential election (like Bush did in 2000). And then again in 1974 when he resigned instead fighting the Impeachment effort and exposing the machinations of the Democratic party.

  • Concrete Sample from the New Panama Canal Locks Does Not Look Good (trunc)

    08/28/2015 5:16:46 AM PDT · 53 of 88

    I have to wonder.

    Does this third set of locks have a dam to prevent uncontrolled releases?

    If not and the new set of locks fail, IMHO a very likely event, the entire Panama Canal System would fail as Gatun Lake drains. Bottom line: No Gatun lake no short cut between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. And it would take years for the Lake to refill itself.

  • Jeb Bush to Hold Fundraiser With Father, Brother

    08/20/2015 8:21:44 AM PDT · 14 of 22
    Nip to jimbo123

    Ignoring the optics - this is the WRONG thing to do.

    Jeb’s action will cement his image as “Bush , Bush Lite, and Bush Liter”.

    I don’t know about other Republicans but that is NOT what this voter will vote for.

    Jeb - stand on your own two feet (aka tell your dad and older brother to take a hike) or get out of the race - NOW!

  • Sensitive emails from Clinton aides kick-started FBI probe, candidate downplays controversy

    08/19/2015 6:34:37 AM PDT · 9 of 26
    Nip to Hojczyk

    So, the FBI apparently didn’t care one way or the other what was on this server until it found out some of their material was on it?

    Makes me wonder?

  • ‘Highly Likely’ that Hillary Clinton’s Emails were Backed Up, 60 Flagged as Classified

    08/16/2015 5:07:03 PM PDT · 9 of 47
    Nip to E. Pluribus Unum

    From another web site on Free Republic - basically the democrats are 12 to 15 months too late in attempting to get another candidate for the 2016 Presidential contest.

    Hillary has locked up the pool of experienced campaign managers at the national and state levels. Additionally she has locked in all of the big money PACs and individual contributors. In short any democratic candidate will have to first defeat Hilary’s machine with third and forth string staff and funding and then go on defeat the Republican candidate with the left overs.

    That ain’t going to happen captain!

  • A simple poll for freepers

    08/09/2015 6:53:53 PM PDT · 65 of 73
    Nip to Walrus


    He is, like it not, our last best chance to return the Federal Government to its pre-World War 2 size. That is closer to what the founding fathers’ had in mind than the multi-tiered intrusive bureaucracy that rules (the correct word) us today.

    Once Trump completes his tour of duty in the White House we can look at other candidates to adjust what he accomplishes.

  • In Iraq, I raided insurgents. In Virginia, the police raided me.

    08/04/2015 6:38:28 AM PDT · 36 of 43
    Nip to Altariel

    I put a large part of the blame for incidents like this and others on the officer’s training.

    If your training since day one ends with you shooting someone you are being told that every incident MUST end in someone’s death. A complete, not a whitewash, investigation ever takes place after a SWAT shooting you will discover that none of their training exercises have a no shoot solution.

    Even the FBI in the 1930s knew there has to be situations where shooting in NOT the proper result. Too bad local LEOs haven’t been taught this life saving training.

  • No second thoughts about a bomb for Hiroshima

    08/04/2015 6:13:06 AM PDT · 27 of 52
    Nip to billorites

    When it comes to President Truman’s role I have yet to see any historian mention his background. He served as an artillery officer in France during World War I. This service included close combat with attacking German ground forces in the Vosges Mountains and during the Meuse-Argonne while closely following American troops as they advanced over “no-man’s land”.

    To him, the “horror of war” was a deep and lasting personal nightmare not something in a point paper written by some bureaucrat or academician.

    Any questions as to why he signed the order to employ atomic weapons and had no regrets in the following years?

  • Clinton email release falls well short of judge’s order

    08/01/2015 5:13:22 AM PDT · 19 of 23
    Nip to afraidfortherepublic

    Excuse me....

    Let’s do a quick reality check.

    The State Department is having to do all of this extra work under a time crunch because?

    That’s right their leadership, from Hilary on down, violated the law and were caught at it. As punishments go this is very light. At the other end is federal trail, conviction, and felony jail time (what the rest of us would get).

    When, not if, there is a next time maybe someone will remember all of this minor pain and stop it before it gets out of hand.

    My bottom line - State Department if you can’t do the time then don’t do the crime.

  • Why Trust Trump?

    07/29/2015 8:05:14 AM PDT · 44 of 98
    Nip to SeekAndFind

    Why trust Trump?

    Very simple answer, the established Republican leadership have repeatedly proven themselves unworthy of my trust.

    If I don’t trust you I am sure has nd.. not going to vote for you!

    Any other stupid questions?

  • Why is the US still using a Nazi tall ship?

    07/29/2015 8:02:05 AM PDT · 29 of 109
    Nip to Freeport

    It must have been a slow day at the BBC. The history of the Eagle has been known and documented since the mid 1960s that I personally know about. If I knew about it 50 years ago there has to be others who knew about it first.

  • The U.S. Air Force Promised the F-4 Would Never Dogfight: Now it’s saying the same thing about [tr]

    07/07/2015 11:23:37 AM PDT · 45 of 51
    Nip to C19fan

    In 1977 as Eglin was fielding its F-15s replacing the older F-4s there were many impromptu dissimilar air combat missions.

    The F-4s consistently ate the F-15s’ lunch. How? The F-4s played to their strengths and the F-15’s weaknesses. Isn’t that what happened in Korea and Vietnam?

    When the AF brags about a new fighter’s capabilities it is talking about test results, not real unscripted combat. And that’s the best outcome; frequently the bragging is based on what the General wants not what the gun camera film shows.

    But then, reality, has never been the Air Force’s strongest suit - se the repeated push to boneyard the A-10 with no replacement on hand.

  • Important update from PennLive: Sorry that we made ourselves victims, or something

    06/27/2015 3:57:34 PM PDT · 6 of 9
    Nip to ConservativeMind

    I find it very interesting that people who make their living using the written and spoken word (lawyers, politicians, and newspaper editors) make such grievous errors when it comes to politically correct rants.

    BTW - the best way to explain the true nature of the depth of his error is to stop buying his newspaper and tell his advertisers that you are looking for alternate sources because they advertise in such an intolerant newspaper.

    If one side of a PC driven argument uses this tactic why can’t we?

    P.S. I fought in a war where we weren’t allowed to do our missions IAW approved tactics, doctrine, and training. over 58,000 didn’t come. I lay awake at night wondering what our losses are going to be in the current armed conflict.

  • In Defense of the Confederate Flag

    06/26/2015 5:42:53 AM PDT · 8 of 27
    Nip to John S Mosby

    There is one thing that the “progressives” position on the Confederate Flag issue haven’t fully considered. Granted it will take years to get to this point; but.

    Once the Confederate battle Flag disappears from our collective memory how can it be used as a “progressive” rally point when it no longer has meaning?

  • Jeb Bush: Social Security Means-Testing 'Ought to Be Considered'

    06/01/2015 6:21:56 PM PDT · 97 of 106
    Nip to BradtotheBone

    Social Security means testing is nothing more than massive government sponsored robbery.

    We are forced to contribute to Social Security; check every pay stub you have ever received. And some twenty, thirty, forty, fifty years after your forced contribution an unelected bureaucrat determines that you are worth too much and steals (aka redirects) part of the money confiscated from your paychecks to someone more needy.

    What standard is he using? When did it go into effect? Are the computations subject to adjustments at a later date? Is there any appeal process?

    Failure to provide concrete answers to these questions BEFORE the first dime is stolen reflects the true nature of Social Security means testing.

    Talk about a massive incentive not to work!

  • Hackers stole personal information from 104,000 taxpayers, IRS says

    05/26/2015 5:36:55 PM PDT · 22 of 33
    Nip to LucyT

    Your number of affected tax payers is low because the IRS deliberately low balled their estimate.

    Take a close look at your 1040. If you are married your wife’s data is on there. If you have children, their data is also there.

    IMHO the IRS just reported the number of people whose name and identy data appeared on the first line of the 1040 - not all of the dependents included on the form.

    Tell me again why we should use the web to accomplish/help with our taxes.

  • Memorial Day Is Anything But A Holiday

    05/25/2015 11:43:20 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    Nip to Kaslin

    While it is nice to have a National Memorial Day too many of us forget that a lot of families memorialize more than just the national date.

    They clearly remember what they were doing when they found out that their soldier would never again walk through the front door with the joyful statement: “Hi! I am home!”

    They memorialize that day of sorrow every year.

    We should remember that Memorial Day occurs through the Republic 365 days a year not on just one day in May.

    To my many friends lost in combat and training actions - I will see you again, keep a beer for me.

  • Gates, Gays, and the Boy Scouts

    05/24/2015 8:48:58 AM PDT · 26 of 38
    Nip to Travis McGee

    Gates’ speech contained an unintended truth when he said something along the lines of having to view the world as it is not as we want it to be.

    Here is the world as it is - homosexuality in all its various names is a biological sport. A sport is a freak of nature that will never bread true; what ever it is it will not appear again in follow on generations.

    In harsh reality the homosexual movement is a freak activity. For you can not take two members, chosen at random, from their population and naturally produce a young homosexual. There is a very practical way to prove this but it involves time and a “mission to Mars” environment.

    Bottom line - the phrase “having to view the world as it is not as we want it to be” apply equally to both sides of this issue; like it or not.

  • Memorial Day

    05/23/2015 8:08:32 AM PDT · 3 of 23
    Nip to darkwing104

    The loss of the respect given to various holidays began many years ago when Congress decided to move the recognition to create three day weekends.

    Just like words, holidays have meaning and, unfortunately, they can be reduced (polluted?) by moving them. When I was growing up there was only one “floating” holiday - Thanksgiving - that was tied to the fourth Thursday in November. If a holiday fell in the middle of the week it was still celebrated and everyone knew it was special. If it fell on the weekend - oh well. But the day was always special and was remembered and celebrated as such.

  • Freep This Poll!

    05/07/2015 7:59:21 PM PDT · 29 of 35
    Nip to Fiji Hill

    On the issue:

    My basic position - if you want to determine who, or what faction, truly rules a nation just see whom the nation’s citizens cannot mock in public.

    An interesting idea? Wish I could claim credit it someone else came up with it years ago.

  • ....charged with running fake police force under authority of Knights Templar

    05/07/2015 6:36:33 AM PDT · 11 of 38
    Nip to defconw

    Not sure if it is a joke or just more anti-Masonic propaganda.

    In either case, any Free Mason would immediately recognize several false statements that do not match anything truly associated with Free Masonry.

    But then, there are people out there that will believe any lie that comes across the web.

  • This Connecticut man earns more money working at a grocery store than as a college professor

    05/06/2015 10:57:55 AM PDT · 20 of 41
    Nip to ballplayer

    We have liberal professors railing against “income inequality”. How about these liberal professors apply the proposed rules to their profession?

    Most full time college professors teach only a few courses a year. This goes back 50 years. When I went to a small liberal arts college 1965-1969, the department head taught a class per semester, the other professors taught maximum of three courses per semester. What made their jobs easy was the fact that they taught the same courses every class cycle (two years of academics) - NO new material. Once the material was fully developed it was cast in concrete and never changed.

    My proposal is simple - full time college professors need to be paid the same rate as the college’s adjunct professors. After all they have voluntarily restricted themselves to the same work load - why not the same pay scale?

  • Obama admin tells immigration judge: Amnesty Has Already Begun

    05/04/2015 5:58:11 AM PDT · 13 of 35
    Nip to Whenifhow

    So, let me get this straight.

    The Judge orders the government’s attorneys to produce a critical document that would clearly demonstrate the government’s guilt or innocence.

    The attorneys produce the document in question but ask the Judge not to read it for some BS reason.


    I have an excellent idea. How about the Judge hand each of the attorneys involved a sealed document that punishes them for actively deceiving the court. They attorneys must comply with the sealed document but aren’t allowed to unseal it to see what they are supposed to do. Then the Judge is allowed to punish the attorneys for failing to comply with his secret, sealed, and unread court order.

    Again - WTFO?

    But, that is exactly what the government, through its attorneys, is asking the Judge to do. IMHO the Judge should give the attorneys 10 minutes to decide to unseal the documents in question. At the end of 10 minutes the documents are unsealed and distributed to every concerned party and published on the internet.

    If they are so bad that the Federal Government is willing to demand that the Judge can not read them they must be published immediately!

  • Ex-commander: Nukes on high alert are vulnerable to error

    05/01/2015 6:12:05 AM PDT · 15 of 21
    Nip to Olog-hai

    Let us see.

    A USMC General - good on him with a four year tour as Vice Chairman of the AJCS. Again, good on him.

    But, how much hands on experience does he have with SIOP nuclear weapons and weapons systems?

    According to him we should have had at least one accidental launch from the triad while we had numerous nuclear weapons on high alert during the Cold War (1961 - 1995). Does anyone remember such an incident/

    Sorry, but DOD has learned the hard way, again, that nuclear weapons aren’t the same as conventional weapons and expertise in one doesn’t necessarily transfer to the other.

  • Freddie Gray Rap Sheet

    04/29/2015 6:07:14 AM PDT · 48 of 60
    Nip to grundle

    I am very interested in Mr. Gray’s immediate medical history.

    One source reported that he had a major settlement with an insurance company for a back injury. Additionally, he had recently under gone back/neck surgery and was supposed to be at home on bed rest.

    Does any of this exonerate the police? No. But, they do tejl the rest of the story that the LMSM in their rush to tell a story ignore.

  • Epic Fail: Seven Big Failed Environmentalist Predictions

    04/25/2015 1:56:01 PM PDT · 15 of 40
    Nip to SeekAndFind

    My favorite prediction from the early Earth Day’s was Icebergs in the Gulf of Mexico by 2000. But, was when the big bugaboo was Global Cooling.

  • Obama to spotlight global warming during Earth Day visit to Everglades [Lenin's birthday]

    04/22/2015 6:21:51 AM PDT · 7 of 11
    Nip to Proud2BeRight

    The local talk news radio station is reporting that the speech will be closed to the public.

    If no one is allowed to attend was a speech given?

    BTW - the Everglades is a very poor background for any speech - it is 15 miles from any where and has nothing in the way of photogenic background.

  • Christie to propose overhaul of Social Security benefits (means-testing)

    04/14/2015 3:18:41 PM PDT · 89 of 134
    Nip to reaganaut1

    The whole presentation is trying to hide the fact that Christie is proposing large scale, government sanctioned, robbery.

    If I have no choice but to contribute and then lose everything because I was too successful - why work?

    BTW - I will listen to the apologists the moment ALL Federal retirees, past, present, and future, agree to live on $ 100,000 annual retirement so they can “keep” their entire social security monthly, taxed, returns.

  • California Liberals are now the "SOAP NAZIS"! (Vanity)

    04/07/2015 6:23:23 PM PDT · 9 of 25
    Nip to sten

    I have a question.

    What happens if you live in a very rural area and get your water from a well on your property?

    How will Governor Moonbeam and the Soap Nazis handle this problem? I have some wild ideas but I ain’t gona put a gypsy curse on anyone by talking about them.

  • White House Tell-All Reveals What the Staff Saw Clintons Do…And It Does Not Bode Well for Billary

    04/07/2015 6:11:18 PM PDT · 13 of 29
    Nip to iowacornman

    So Sory, but she does have an accomplishment.

    According to Drudge the White House was hacked by the Russians. They gained access through the State Department. Didn’t Hillary, until recently, maintain a private e-mail server without the “normal” government directed safe guards?

    IMHO the only way to ensure that there wasn’t some malware left behind is to do a complete remove and replace of all the State Department and White House computers and supporting servers. This means that NO old records can be electronically transferred - they will all have to be “fat fingered” into the new system.

    This is the only way to ensure that the new systems don’t start with resident malware that can be read by foreign intelligence services. I don’t care how good the government programmers are, they are dealing with other government sponsored programmers.

    So yes, Hillary was responsible for the compromise of both the State Department and White House computer systems! What an accomplishment! /S/

  • Indiana Pizzeria’s Donations Reach Whopping $842,387 in Wake of Anti-Gay Marriage Backlash

    04/05/2015 7:20:49 AM PDT · 18 of 79
    Nip to Timber Rattler

    The two totals are the untold story.

    If you believe the LMSM’s story lines the LGBT total should be at least equal to the Pizza shops. But not a cent?

    Guess the national numbers of LGBT activists isn’t as large as the media has claimed.

    BTW - did the reporter who started this whole thing but actively hunting to make a news story keep her job? I would think that ANY story posted by that news station would be suspect. Wonder what the advertisers are going to do?

  • Seattle minimum wage increase takes effect and eating out gets more expensive

    04/04/2015 11:33:37 AM PDT · 21 of 70
    Nip to lowbridge

    The question that I haven’t seen asked, yet, is how will this raise affect other sectors?

    I know that many UNION jobs are tied to the minimum wage. As it goes up their salary automatically goes up.

    All future labor bargaining will be based on the $ 15.00 minimum wage so the asking salary will also go up.

    What about various pension plans? The minimum wage increase will make them less “livable”. Also, how will this jump affect the cost of living adjustments?

    Bottom line it just got much more expensive to live in Seattle.

    As for the college student saying he would travel a few blocks for a $ 15.00 an hour job what makes him think that others will not travel a few blocks to save $ 5.00 - $ 15.00 for a meal or any other purchase?

  • Fox Analyst: Obama ‘Got Played’ on Iran Nuclear Deal

    04/02/2015 12:35:46 PM PDT · 13 of 62
    Nip to E. Pluribus Unum

    In his recent radio statement, Obama, let slip the real reason behind the two day slip in the deadline e. He needed to work out a mechanism to tie the Senate’s hands.

    Obama stated that any failure to get the framework turned into an agreement/treaty will be laid at the feet of the US - aka the Senate and the “47”.

  • U.S. Special Operations holding urban warfare drills in Broward County

    03/30/2015 6:48:31 AM PDT · 9 of 16
    Nip to angcat

    Sorry, it is NOT.

    After spending 30 years in and around the Spec Ops Community I have some idea as to how training and exercises are set up.

    First there is a clearly stated goal.
    Second there is environmental considerations. By this I don’t mean the public’s version of environmental concerns. When will the mission that the exercises supports go down? Where will it go down? What is the expected opposition - direct and indirect?

    Once these basic answers are done then you start searching for an exercise area.

    My first experience in this area was in 1978. The goal was to rescue passengers from a hijacked airliner somewhere in the Middle East. The time was at night. The location was at Indian Springs Auxiliary Airfield (now Creech AFB, NV). A small and very focused exercise.

    In 1988 there was another excise that covered multiple areas in the Southeast. The objective areas and flight times to them matched OPERATION JUST CAUSE that was executed 12 months later.

    Since then there have been other exercises - some of which matched real-world operations.

    So what potential conflict will happen in a large industrial area involving large number of “brown” or “green” players?

  • If people escape penalties, what pays for ObamaCare?

    03/19/2015 10:10:39 AM PDT · 8 of 12
    Nip to Blood of Tyrants

    A simple question about the ObamaCare fines. Where does the fine come from? I am not talking about the fine; but, the money to pay the fine.

    Does it come from your income as reported to the IRS?

    Does in come from your tax refund?

    If the later, there is a very simple way to cripple ObamaCare by denying any money. Manage your Federal Income Tax bite so you don’t get any refund.

  • Memo To Hillary, State Department: Perjury Matters

    03/18/2015 10:50:13 AM PDT · 15 of 24
    Nip to raptor22

    The one thing that I haven’t seen mentioned about this is - The Secretary of State is the 4th person down in the Presidential succession list.

    This makes her e-mails and other forms of communications a top priority for foreign intelligence services. Additionally she travels, to foreign countries, as much - if not more - as the current President does. That makes hacking of her e-mails and other forms of electronic and physical communications much easier.

  • The E.U. Experiment Has Failed

    03/16/2015 8:50:46 PM PDT · 6 of 34
    Nip to Olog-hai

    IMHO the European Union was formed to counterbalance the growth of Americaism in Europe. NATO was a big affront to Europeans - how dare a country that was less than 200 years old tell Europe, with a history of a 1,000 plus years what to do. The fact that it was America, not NATO, that kept Europe free until the Soviet Union broke up really stuck in their collective craw.

    If you want to see where Europe is headed just take a hard look at how the biggest forced nation in Europe came apart after 1990 and where it is now.

  • Darren Wilson, the false face of racism in America

    03/15/2015 6:58:27 PM PDT · 16 of 16
    Nip to 2ndDivisionVet

    And the MSM, print and electronic, are wondering why their numbers are tanking?

    I seriously doubt that anyone \who took time out to actually read the source documents that were readily available by the end of march had any doubt as to what happened. The grand Jury and later the DOJ both clearly confirmed that most of the media reports as to what preceded the final fatal encounter were, at best, false.

    The DOJ’s analysis of numbers in Jefferson, MO remind me of: “Yes, but...” arguments that liberals always come up with they are clearly caught in lies.

    My only question is, and unfortunately remains, how bad will this summer and next summer be when it comes to violent outbreaks of crimes based on these latest examples of race baiting.

  • Could This Airplane Replace the A-10 Warthog? (Textron Scorpion)

    03/15/2015 5:47:13 PM PDT · 19 of 113
    Nip to MediaMole

    If you take a close look at the tactical aircraft world you will discover that the AF, in that operational arena, is based on a 15-year replacement cycle, the 1991 cycle didn’t happen because of the “peace dividend”.

    The problem with the A-10 is nearly 40 years old and doesn’t look like a proper AF fighter. Image is all important.

    How does the Army view the A-10? Those in the dust and dirt love it. But, then it represents the air power that keeps them alive.

    BTW - the shortest serving AF Chief of Staff, Michael J. Dugan - 78 days, lost his job, in part, when he tried to convince Gen Norman Schwarzkopf that the AF was only going to offer F-16s in the CAS role instead of the A-10s that Schwarzkopf wanted.

    Second BTW - this will be the third time that the AF has tired to use the A-10 as a funding source for a “modern” fighter program.

  • Florida vet says 'Bring it on,' as he faces eviction over flower pot flag

    03/11/2015 4:54:09 PM PDT · 11 of 53
    Nip to SkyDancer

    As I read the article the two parties went to court and they agreed that he could display the flag IAW the HOA rules. Then a few weeks later they changed the rules.


    Changed the rules and are using the changed rules to screw the property owner? Me thinks there is a lot more here than just a flag dispute.

    Sidebar - wonder if the local chapters of the Patriot Riders would like to hold a rally near by one weekend - on both Saturday and Sunday?

  • RE: Iranian Nukes - US Senate Goes over President’s Head

    03/10/2015 5:47:26 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    Nip to mountainlion

    I would recommend that everyone running down this particular thread review the actions of various Democratic senators and congressmen from the mid 1970’s through the mid 2000’s.

    The are many examples, a few bordering on active treason, when Democratic members of Congress have actively conducted foreign policy initiatives that were in direct contradiction to expressed and active foreign policy positions by the existing administration.

    IMHO the letter was actually aimed at Obama to remind him that any treaty that was going to become law has to be approved by 2/3rds of the Senate. If this treaty is NOT submitted to the Senate for approval then it is a policy and is subject to review, revision, or rejection by any incoming administration, not just necessarily the person who moves into the White House January 2017.

  • Shameless

    03/10/2015 5:39:45 PM PDT · 11 of 17
    Nip to afraidfortherepublic

    Talking about the Nixon White House tapes and all of the political uproar that they generated I remembered that Hilary was part of the Democratically controlled investigation effort.

    She saw full well, up close and personal, all of the problems that trying to hide material or separate out relevant and irrelevant information stored on the same media.

    Perhaps she figured she was going to exempt from any kind of recrimination. Or, she has forgotten it in her old age.

    In either case she “Chose poorly”.

  • I Don’t Love Spock

    03/07/2015 10:20:34 AM PST · 12 of 68
    Nip to EveningStar

    IMHO the best Spock was in Mirror, Mirror.

    Leonard Nimoy with a goatee and mustache looked entirely natural. And, that Spock character, seemed entirely natural. All of the others seemed artificial and too much directly out of “The Age of Aquarius”.

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

    03/06/2015 6:55:41 PM PST · 51 of 80
    Nip to Snickering Hound

    I hope all of the Freeper lawyers get a copy of the height waiver - particularly the sitting height.

    The sitting height is the critical measurement. If your sitting height is under 34 inches or more than 40 inches you will face serious medical issues if you have to eject from your aircraft. You can NOT achieve safe ejection posture. As many combat pilots will tell you an ejection is not the most enjoyable experience (injuries range from black eyes to dislocated arms, broken arms, legs and backs, plus skull injuries). It is, however, better than the alternative.

    Any pilot who fails to meet the sitting height requirements is gambling with his/her life every time they taxi out of parking. In fact, they could even suffer injuries from ejection seat ground training.

    Some time there is a reason for physical requirements.
    To all the flyers and ex-flyers - this requirement is at least a CAUTION if not a WARNING.

  • How Vietnam Haunts the Democrats

    03/01/2015 7:51:18 AM PST · 5 of 19
    Nip to MuttTheHoople

    If you have read McNamara’s auto-biography you will discover that neither he or LBJ or any other member of the White House inner circle had a clue how to win in Vietnam.

    It is very sickening to realize that the very military strategy that got us out of Vietnam almost eight years later (1972) was the same military strategy that LBJ and McNamara had successfully mocked 5 to 6 months earlier to win the 1964 Presidential race. Goldwater - LBJ’s Republican opponent -, retired as a MajGen USAF Reserves, had advocated taking the B-52s north and bombing North Vietnam back into the stone age. In late 1972 that is what finally happened. American POWs held in Hanoi, and so did their guards, knew the war was over when the BUFFs started bombing Hanoi. Guess about 100 bombs per aircraft speak a lot louder than 16.

  • Report: Rise in ‘lone wolf’ domestic terrorists remains ‘substantial threat’ (SPLC)

    02/22/2015 5:48:35 AM PST · 16 of 23
    Nip to Right Brother

    You did notice that the SPLC included two widely different groups to obtain their 63 incidents. I have to wonder what the incident count is for each sub-group - how many done by radical right ideology followers and how many by homegrown jihadists?

  • Jane Fonda on Vietnam War comments: 'I made a huge, huge mistake'

    02/19/2015 8:43:25 AM PST · 51 of 102
    Nip to Impala64ssa

    When you peel down the onion of words surrounding her apologies and look at the contemporary events surrounding the apologies you discover the apologies are driven by her financial difficulties.

    Her first series of apologies were issued when her new series of exercise tapes bombed.

    Her second series came out after she failed to have a meaningful movie role in decades.

    And now, this third (or is it the fourth?) apology series.

    Sorry you over age sex kitten with less intelligence than a new born kitten how America views its vets and soldiers has changed and now the popular villains are the anti-war activists that “support the troops” whenever they political futures are at risk. How does it feel to be on the other side of the coin?

  • I’ll Be Damned, These Boneyard B-52s Can Still Fly

    02/19/2015 8:25:45 AM PST · 16 of 80
    Nip to RayChuang88

    Heck, I flew them at Minot a decade later. This was about the that some serious upgrades and modifications began. I don’t recognize most of the stuff at the Nav and RN stations.

    The AF, in its infinite wisdom, passed up on some serious electronic, structural, and power plan changes in the mid 1970’s because by the end of that decade the BUFFs would be totally replaced by the B-1s. R I G H T !!!

  • Carl Perkins, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds, Rosanna Cash

    02/17/2015 5:51:21 AM PST · 13 of 23
    Nip to WhiskeyX

    Question for the Senator:

    When will Congress and the rest of the Federal Bureaucracy adopt more stringent retirement plans?

    After all, how many Congressmen, Senators, and senior GS employees have died or been seriously injured while “on duty” during the last 13 plus years?

    I strongly suspect that the members of this commission have never spent any significant time at a small forward operating base. Living in battle raddle, eating cold MREs, and being shot at is very different from the environment senior officers and the Pentagon perfumed Princes live in.