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Posts by ReaganCowboy

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  • Blazing Saddles on Turner Classic Movies Tonight, Friday Feb. 3, 2017, at 10:30 P.M. EST

    02/03/2017 5:20:16 PM PST · 48 of 85
    ReaganCowboy to kristinn

    Somebody better go back and get a shitload of dimes!

  • Scotch on the rocks: how an American whiskey became the UK’s favourite

    07/18/2016 10:34:32 AM PDT · 44 of 50
    ReaganCowboy to NRx

    Wild Turkey Rare Breed, over crushed ice. Just one though.

  • HOW TO TELL YOU'RE AN OLD SOLDIER... (Are you an Old Soldier Like ME?)

    12/24/2015 6:48:25 AM PST · 60 of 69
    ReaganCowboy to SandRat

    One of your NCO’s came in the Army at a judge’s insistence, in order to avoid murder charges for killing his cheating wife. (True story!)

  • leishmaniasis: This Disfiguring Disease Has Crossed the US Border

    10/31/2015 7:38:28 AM PDT · 32 of 55
    ReaganCowboy to disclaimer

    I picked up visceratropic Leishmaniasis while in the military; an exceedingly rare form that saw me confined to an HIV ward for two months while taking a 30-day course of Pentastam. (They didn’t know where else to put the 16 or so of us.)

    I don’t wish that treatment on anyone.

    As far as I can tell, no military have gotten that version since the First Gulf War.

  • leishmaniasis: This Disfiguring Disease Has Crossed the US Border

    10/31/2015 7:38:26 AM PDT · 31 of 55
    ReaganCowboy to disclaimer

    I picked up visceratropic Leishmaniasis while in the military; an exceedingly rare form that saw me confined to an HIV ward for two months while taking a 30-day course of Pentastam. (They didn’t know where else to put the 16 or so of us.)

    I don’t wish that treatment on anyone.

    As far as I can tell, no military have gotten that version since the First Gulf War.

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 4:00:35 PM PDT · 130 of 251
    ReaganCowboy to Mr Rogers

    We are to take the logs out of our eyes and then help others remove the specks in their eyes. That does require becoming like our Teacher, calling sin a sin AND forgiving the sinner. But Jesus didn’t walk away from either condemning sin or telling the sinner to repent. That my friend is Jesus’ standard for judgement, and we are to learn to likewise judge under those standards —’after and assuming we’ve humbled ourselves before God first.

  • College Football Playoff: OSU Needs Decisive Wins To Overcome Weak Schedule, Virginia Tech Loss

    01/14/2015 9:08:23 AM PST · 35 of 40
    ReaganCowboy to NKP_Vet

    My solution...

    Four 16 team super-conferences of two divisions each = 64 teams. Win your division and play for conference championship. Four conference champions play for national title.

    OK, what about #s 65 through 68? Every year the worst team in each conference is relegated out of the conference, and the previous #65-68 join their new conference. You could base relegation on a rolling three or four year average if you like.. Try to keep geography relevant to conference assignment if possible, but no guarantees.

    If you’re #69, tough!

  • Christmas 1776 (Merry Christmas!)

    12/24/2014 12:05:59 PM PST · 6 of 29
    ReaganCowboy to dware

    And the irony is that those defeated Hessians were the ones that brought Christmas trees to America. So: win that Revolutionary War battle, lose the Christmas secularization war?

  • Houston to pastors: Forget your sermons, now we want your speeches

    10/17/2014 1:34:36 PM PDT · 52 of 73
    ReaganCowboy to Olog-hai

    I just cannot remove the image of Nicholas’ action at the Council of Nicaea from my head...

  • Abject disdain for our military: troops get pink slips in combat

    07/11/2014 6:33:37 PM PDT · 15 of 24
    ReaganCowboy to PoloSec

    I got my 1993 drawdown notice while in Somalia. Same old same old...

  • Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew dies at 85

    03/13/2014 4:43:04 PM PDT · 10 of 19
    ReaganCowboy to yarddog

    Try reading “Invitation to a Lynching.” Or did both the US Supreme Court and the Pulitzer Committee get it wrong?

    Good day to you.

  • Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew dies at 85

    03/13/2014 1:23:53 PM PDT · 8 of 19
    ReaganCowboy to EveningStar

    Gov. Askew was a dedicated public servant who passed open government (sunshine) laws, which greatly cut down on corruption in Florida. Yes, he was for reapportionment even though it did not advantage his district, and he helped desegregate Florida socially and civilly.

    He was also both an Army paratrooper and an Air Force intelligence officer.

    On a personal note, he was a dear friend to my family, and greatly supported us with counsel and advice when my father (a state representative) died unexpectedly.

    If one knew the man personally, then perhaps one would be more circumspect in offering up criticism of him at his death. He entered the public ring, and acquitted himself well. He was well honorable in life, and I would hope he’d be well honored in his death.

    Peace be unto his family...

  • Good Luck Recruiting the Next Generation of Military

    12/13/2013 5:39:14 PM PST · 1 of 42
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  • Plane Crashes into World Trade Center.. Remembering 9/11/2001

    09/11/2013 3:44:10 AM PDT · 34 of 40
    ReaganCowboy to carlo3b

    Left my office in the Pentagon that morning, to go to a conference at the Army-Navy Club. The subject was terrorism. Lots of details to this story, but the one thing I never forget: we heard the plane hit the building. One admiral sitting next to me said “I hope someone has a tight hold on the nukes today,” to which an Air Force general replied “I hope they don’t.”

  • Alabama & Auburn peace

    10/21/2012 5:35:28 PM PDT · 30 of 39
    ReaganCowboy to Hoodat

    My Dad went to Florida, my Mom to Florida State College for Women. They met as a blind date for Gator Growl. Brother went undergrad Florida, law school at FSU and teaches law seminars at Miami. One sister through Auburn; another sister with son at Alabama; third sister through FSU undergrad, law school and teaches law at FSU. Multiple nieces and nephews through Auburn and FSU.

    At least we all hate Georgia.

  • Dempsey opposes demotion of 4-star accused of wasting funds

    10/05/2012 3:37:42 AM PDT · 27 of 52
    ReaganCowboy to Theoria

    Really? Because I worked with COL Kip Ward in Bele Dogle, Somalia, 1992-93, and was very impressed by him. Don’t know about his later activities as a general officer, but he was a damn fine Brigade Commander in the Tenth Mountain Division.

    And if you’ve never passed out in a PT run at least once in the military, then you weren’t trying hard enough.

  • 2016: Obama’s America’ shocks film industry after becoming a box office success

    09/03/2012 5:50:36 PM PDT · 17 of 55
    ReaganCowboy to Evil Slayer

    Just saw it this afternoon in my very blue state. 75 people max, mostly white, all over 50. I don’t expect an impact at my local polls. Good movie though.

  • Stetson hat to be new Army standard headgear

    04/01/2011 6:08:32 PM PDT · 18 of 24
    ReaganCowboy to SandRat

    I am the guilty party. This was done to increase traffic to the website. Working so far! 93,000+ views, 32,000+ Facebook referrals.

    And yes, I used to work at the Armor School and have been awarded a St. George. Maintain your humor boys, maintain your humor!

  • September 11th 2010 (live). We shall NEVER Forget!

    09/11/2010 6:30:36 AM PDT · 89 of 241
    ReaganCowboy to davidosborne

    I had left the Pentagon 45 minutes earlier, to attend a conference on terrorism at the Army-Navy Club. Our first speaker, Dr. David Chu, arrived late, telling us that the op’s center had reported a ‘small plane’ had accidentally hit a building in New York.

    Within 10 minutes we knew that wasn’t true, when the report of a second plane hitting the World Trade Center came in.

    We stopped the conference.

    Suddenly a Lieutenant Colonel ran into the room, grabbed a Brigadier General by the army and yelled, “Sir! You have to come with me NOW!” The general was the officer in charge of the military support to civilian authority response cell in the Pentagon watch. Later this general would recount that as he drove down the hill by the Navy Annex that he looked out his window, saw the wingtip of a plane pass within ten yards, and how he slammed on the brakes and watched the plane hit the Pentagon. He had to run past the inferno to the other side of the Pentagon to reach the watch and assume his duties.

    We found out about the Pentagon hit when someone ran in from the tennis courts and said “something just blew up by the Pentagon.”

    A TV was rolled into the conference, and we watched our war begin. As we saw the destruction of the Pentagon, a Navy flag officer next to me remarked “that hit my office; I wonder if anyone on my staff is still alive?”

    Several retired under secretaries of defense remarked that they hoped someone had a tight hold on the nukes today. I wished that someone with balls and good intellligence had good targets for the nukes. Alas...

    My office staff had moved from the stricken side of the Pentagon just six weeks earlier, as part of the reconstruction and renovation project. Our move had been delayed twice and we had been requested to delay another two months, but our admin officer insisted that our move plans to the swing space proceed on schedule. If you recall the pictures of the collapsed portion, my old office was the second floor on the left side, with the yellow curtains flapping in the breeze. Had we not moved, based on where everyone in our office was on 9-11, we would have lost 88 of 94 assigned.

    One of our senior aides, once he got home at midnight, went out to his fiance’s car. She had been driving past the Pentagon when the plan flew over her car, clipping a light pole. A piece of the plane’s wing actuator assembly hS brokeN off as the plane clipped the pole; it went through the roof of her car, through the passenger seat and embedded halfway through the floorboard. My friend pried it out, took it the next day to the FAA investigators on scene and was told he could keep it — they had enough evidence already. (So I know two people who personally saw the plane hit the Pentagon, for any assholes who say otherwise.)

    Three days later my boss was tapped to announce the partial mobilization of the reserve components. Our staff personally briefed President Bush the day prior on his mobiilization options.

    I have other stories, but they can wait. As my tag line says, winners write the history books. I very much fear that 50 years from now that 9-11 will be celebrated around the world, while my descendants live in subjugation. And my history will be forgotten.

    In 70 A.D., the Romans got tired of a little religious outpost in Jerusalem, and were God-inspired (not that they themselves were righteous) to change forever the face of that religion. They eventually tore down the Temple “brick from brick” and ended the animal sacrifice system forever, just as Jesus and the prophets predicted.

    We need a 70 A.D. option for Islam. Moderate Muslims, get your zealots under control, or the only nation on earth that has nuked two cities might do it again, and forever change your religion. It’s hard to face a smoking sea of glass and pray to it five times a day and still think your ‘god’ is in control.

    Alas Babylon, alas!

  • Fox News: Pentagon on Lockdown; Shooting at Pentagon Metro Station

    03/04/2010 6:17:06 PM PST · 197 of 603
    ReaganCowboy to kristinn

    There still a shopping area in the Pentagon, just inside the Metro entrance. Jewelry store, a Best Buy storefront, candy, flowers, optometrist, dentist, several banks, etc.