Sometimes The Bull, He Wins


An old but classic joke, and a great story out of Spain. The bull, senior… SOMETIMES HE WINS.

So Neel “Kan’t Win Either” Ka$hkari was at a lunch the other day and GAVE A CLASSIC ANSWER as to why he voted for Obama, worked at TARP giving away Billions (not his, of course) and his other “moderate” social positions. He said that being a Republican is about personally responsible. Hashtag #irony

My question remains the same as it has been all election long: For years the GOP sycophants have told Conservatives that we MUST vote for the GOP nominee because we have to. Will the GOP mainliners vote for Donnelly, who loves freedom unlike Brown? Or will they stomp their feet and hold their nose and vote for (gasp) a Conservative Republican?

For whatever it’s worth, I have never been a disciple of the theory that ALL politicians should have military experience. Certainly I love and value it (and mine), but the Federal Government was supposed to draw from a large cross section of of the people of the country, and the military isn’t. Something like 1-2% of the population right now is in the service. Not to even get into the idea that not all service is combat related, so what exactly are we looking for in a Congressman/Senator? On the other hand having a Congress that is BECOMING MORE AND MORE “PUBLIC SERVANT” – as if Military service isn’t? – is every bit as harmful – and dangerous – as having an all military Government would be.

Memorial day is upon us. Many will enjoy the weekend as the first of summer and to be frank, I will too, as Ben and I head out for Castle on Sunday. But let us not forget the men and women who secured for us the blessings of Liberty and of Freedom by their sacrifice. Losing a family member in service to our nation is unimaginably difficult, and yet also a point of pride. Over the past decade plus, we have added many, many heroes to the rolls. Each one is an individual with dreams and passions. Let us be careful to not forget that.

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Join Dave and the American Red Cross to honor Stanislaus and Tuolumne County Heroes at the annual Heroes Breakfast. Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 7:15am at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Modesto. For tickets or to help sponsor the event, please call 209-523-6501.

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

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