Tango Whiskey Papa
Since Sep 28, 2002

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Tango Whiskey Papa

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." (Hosea 4:6)

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32)

"The real democratic American ideal is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance." --Henry Ward Beecher

"These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." --Thomas Paine

"Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer." -- Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what is will be tomorrow." -- James Madison, Federalist no. 62, February 27, 1788

1. Politics: Arch-Conservative : Registered Republican
2. Faith: Christian – Associate Reformed Presbyterian
3. Peace Time Military:
     a. US Navy, ’60-’64, ATN-2
     b. VF-114, Aardvarks, F4-B Phantom II (Double Ugly)
     c. USS Kitty Hawk, CVA-63, WESPAC ’62-’63 & ’63-‘64
     d. NAS Miramar ’61-‘64
4. Education: BS Chemistry ‘67
5. Profession: Technical Service Representative
     a. Printed Circuit Board Fab
     b. Retired – Disability
6. Advocate:
     a. Less Federal & State Government Bureaucracy
     b. Conservatism
     c. States Rights
     d. Strong Military
     e. Balanced Budget (Peace Time) & Fiscal Responsibility
     f. Sunset Legislation
     g. Strong Immigration Control
     h. Tort Reform
     i. Flat Tax
7. Favorites:
     a. President: Harry S. Truman
     b. Legislators: Congressman Henry J. Hyde & Senator Zell Miller
     c. World Leader: Sir Winston S. Churchill
     d. Military Commanders: Adm. Raymond A. Spruance & Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
     e. Authors: Non Fiction: Stephen E. Ambrose, John Keegan
     f. Authors: Non Fiction: Samuel Eliot Morison
     g. Authors: Fiction: Robert A. Heinlein, Tom Clancy & Bernard Cornwell.
     h. Authors: Inspirational: Max Lucado
     i. Book: The Holy Bible
     j. Song Writer: Carole King
     k. Musicians: James Taylor, Carole King, Carly Simon, Kathy Mattea, Nina Simone
     l. Musicians: Dave Brubeck & Eric Clapton
     m. Inventors: Steve Wozniak & Luis Walter Alvarez
     n. Inventors/Businessmen: William Hewlett & David Packard & Thomas Watson, Sr.
     o. Scientist: Francis Crick, James Watson, Maurice Wilkins & Rosalind Franklin
     p. Physicist: John Bardeen, William Shockley & Walter Brattain
     q. Economist: Milton Friedman & Walter E. Williams
     r. Investors: John Bogle & William H. Gross
     s. Humorist: Will Rogers, Jonathan Winters, Doug Robarchek, Lewis Grizzard
     t. Humorist: ‘Brother’ Dave Gardner
     u. Talk Radio: Tom Sullivan, Roger Hedgecock, Jim Bohannon
     v. Columnist: Victor Davis Hanson, Thomas Sowell , Charles Krauthammer
     w. Location: Outer Banks of NC

"Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.'' Sir Winston S. Churchill

VF-114 "Aardvarks" F4-B Phantom II (Double Ugly)(Bu Nu 149435) & Russian Badger TU-16 Off USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63, ca. 1963

USS Kitty Hawk CVA/CV-63, Oldest US Warship, Date Deployed: April 29, 1961. Homeport Yokosuka, Japan. Disp: 80800 tons, Builders: New York Ship Building Corp., Camden, N.J., Power Plant: Eight boilers, four geared steam turbines, four shafts, 280,000 shaft horsepower. Length: 1062.5 feet. Flight Deck Width: 252 feet. Beam: 130 feet. Speed: 30+ knots. Aircraft: 85. Crew: Ship's Company: 3,150 - Air Wing: 2,480. Armament: Sea Sparrow launchers, 3 20mm Phalanx CIWS mounts.