Category Archives: US Army

In The Line of Duty

If you thought that all the drama and angst over the 2016 election with its divided country and confusing rhetoric was over, stand by. The real political nonsense is just getting started. Over the next four year we are going to see allegations and investigations that will make the Benghazi stuff look tame. And each and every time someone says “That ain’t right,” it will be met with the excuse that “You did it to Hillary and Obama.”

Can you imagine what the next 50 years is going to look like with this back and forth tit-for-tat nonsense? It’s like a Star Trek episode where the guy who is black on the left side keeps chasing the guy who is black on the right side through time and space. All the country really wants is to have government that isn’t sticking its nose into every corner of our lives and taking all of our money, but instead what we get is The Magnificent Bickersons and more and more consolidation of power and authority.

Yay us.

Among the issues that the Military is facing is the question of whether or not suicides are to be considered “in the line of duty” or not. This is one of those sure to divide people issues, mainly because of the varying religious beliefs about the act of suicide and the general social phobias we have about talking about it. Read the rest of this entry

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Politically Correct Presumptions

The presumption here is that the big, bad, incompetent Pentagon, lorded over by the Department of Defense, is picking on Soldiers and forcing them to repay bonuses they were given as much as a decade ago for their agreement to remain in the National Guard and serve our country. Now every attention whore from Congress to the President and in between has weighed in with their anger and disgust at what is happening, demanding – but not actually requiring – that the big, bad Pentagon stop picking on these Soldiers and stop taking their money away from them.

Like I said, that’s the presumption.

And it’s a good one, isn’t it? People all over the dial and the nation are literally up in arms over this. Yelling, screeching, expressing their indignation over how the Pentagon and how the DoD is treating these soldiers. Even me. Although I will also point out that I believe and have said that this is 100% the fault of the State of California, not the Pentagon.

So that’s the script today and that’s the presumption.

But…

At the risk of being “politically incorrect,” (how ironic that now opposing something like this is un-pc?) are we really getting the entire story here?

First off, let’s be clear. Most of the Soldiers involved – I wont say all because that is not clear to me, but most of them – served with great honor and carried the ball for this nation in war. For that reason alone, those who were in Combat should have these clawbacks forgiven. Period.

But… let us also look at some facts. Read the rest of this entry

Memorial Day

 

On this Memorial Day Show, you will hear the inspiring words of John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan; listen as the Guard is changed at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

The Navy Academy Glee Club, Bobby Horton, John Wayne, The Air Force Cadet Chorale and the US Army Choir and Band will move you with music as a reminder of the sacrifice and the legacy of those who have fallen for this nation.

 

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