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The whole thing was unscripted and thought up at the last moment, including the chair. http://www.hitfix.com/news/clint-eastwood-defends-rnc-empty-chair-speech-to-local-paper
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2012 on Clint Eastwood at The Violence Worker!
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Excellent post. If we look at the military healthcare system we used all of our careers, we can see what some of Obamacare is going to be like. Most military hospitals no long have Emergency Rooms because of abuse. Sine it was FREE, ER's were visited for the slightest of ailments. If no doctor appointments were available, you ran junior to the ER for his sniffles or bellyache. Under Obamacare, ER's are going to be overflowing even more than they are now. My son was born in England back in the early 80's. Since we have Champus, we had a private doctor and when she came due, a private hospital room. Those women who had National Healthcare, saw whoever was on duty when the had a doctor visit and instead of private rooms, they shared a room with about a dozen other women. You easily saw the difference between quality healthcare and what seemed like a MASH outfit but only for babies. I forsee many doctors going into private practice, only accepting patients with certain types of insurance policies. They'll have that option and your best ones will do it...I would.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2012 on Healthcare at The Violence Worker!
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I spent 26 years active duty in the USAF, rising to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. The man who taught me what it was to be a Senior NCO; to be a leader and manager of men was a Mormon Bishop. For five years he took me and other upcoming NCO’s under his wing and groomed us for increased responsibility; he led by example. He never tried to force his religion on anyone nor did he ever put his bishop duties ahead of his military obligations except for one occasion. On that occasion we had a KC-135 crash on landing, killing the flight crew of six men. The co-pilot was one of his church members and he left work, as the man’s minister, to tell his wife and children their husband/father would never be coming home again. Throughout my military career, I have witnessed Mormons serve honorably, putting their military duties before all else, with many, like the co-pilot, paying the ultimate sacrifice.
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Exactly VW. In the military, we criticize our leadership, especially our civilian leadership, in private, amongst ourselves and rank structure but in public, we remain quiet and support those in authority over us. Sgt Stein violated that rule and now pays the price.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2012 on The Military And Free Speech at The Violence Worker!
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In the overall big picture, 5 billion is a pittance. Buffett shot off his mouth about having a lower tax rate than his secretary but why doesn't he tell us what he pays her in salary and benefits? I would be willing to be she makes close to, if not over, seven figures per year. Executive secretaries virtually control the lives of people like Buffett. Next to Buffet, she's the most powerful person in his organization as nobody...nobody...sees Warren Buffett without going through her first.
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That's tragic what happened to that boy but nobody had heard the full story yet. But, listening to the 911 tapes, the guy was looking for a confrontation but I don't believe he meant to shoot anybody. No decent person wants to shoot someone and end a life needlessly. Obama's comments already condemned the man. What's happening now with the DOJ getting involved has nothing to do with this boy getting shot. It has nothing to do with race or anything else like that. What's going to take place is an attack on Concealed Weapons Carry and Castle Doctrine Laws. Kids are shot every day and noting but local law enforcement investigate it. You just provided a good example. Today the Florida governor announced a panel to investigate their Castle Doctrine laws. The DOJ screwed up big time with Fast and Furious but now this unfortunate incident has given them another shot at it.
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You back to blogging again? I though you had given it up so I hadn't been by.
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Michelle Obama focusing on restaurant nutrition WASHINGTON — After wrapping her arms around the retail giant Wal-Mart and trying to cajole food makers into producing nutrition labels that are easier to understand, Michelle Obama, the first lady and a healthy-eating... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at The Violence Worker!
What follows is a transcript of an excerpt of an extraordinary speech given by Lieutenant General John F. Kelly USMC on November 13, 2010. What renders it so is that General Kelly’s son, First Lieutenant Robert Michael Kelly, was killed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2010 at The Violence Worker!
Barrack Obama is going about the country warning people not to give the keys to the car back to the Republicans. He says the Republicans drove the car into a ditch and now they want the keys back. Let’s look... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at The Violence Worker!
Military recommends Medal of Honor for living recipient. WASHINGTON — The military has sent the White House a recommendation to award the Medal of Honor to a soldier for bravery in Afghanistan, which could make him the first living recipient... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at The Violence Worker!
In the Air Force, single Airmen live in barracks, called dormitories, with two men or women to a room and semi-private bathrooms. Jim and Kevin have been roommates since arriving on base last year. They both work in different duty... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at The Violence Worker!
The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt, the mobs should be forced... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2010 at The Violence Worker!
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Back in the glory days of the mighty Strategic Air Command. 1987 Global Shield MITO launch at Griffiss AFB. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2010 at The Violence Worker!
McCain says he’s no Maverick. WASHINGTON – Republican Senator John McCain, whose “maverick” breaks with his party won him media acclaim and powered his 2008 White House run, now rejects the moniker, according to Newsweek magazine. The Arizona lawmaker, looking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2010 at The Violence Worker!
The Democrats and MSM are up in arms because a couple bricks were thrown through campaign offices of Democrat Congressmen and some threats were made. Let’s take a little trip back in time around the 2004 Presidential Campaign. The tires... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2010 at The Violence Worker!
A 15 year old girl can have an abortion without her parents permission. But, the FDA is banning teenagers from tanning booths unless they have their parents permission. GAITHERSBURG, Md. – Federal health experts say more restrictions are needed to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2010 at The Violence Worker!
From the Redneck Tree Huger. Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years. Truly, he is the savior of America's future. He is the best thing ever. Despite the fact that he... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2010 at The Violence Worker!
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Here’s a 3-part film on the legacy of the Strategic Air Command produced around 1963. The film is 3 reels and the following reels will automatically open when its previous reel has ended. Total time is about 20 minutes. You... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2010 at The Violence Worker!
A sailor, a soldier, an Airman and a Marine got into an argument about which branch of the service was "The Best". The argument became so heated the four servicemen failed to see an oncoming truck as they crossed the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2010 at The Violence Worker!
Although I do feel bad for the woman as she did what had to be done. Video here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2009 at The Violence Worker!
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H/T: Kicking and Screaming Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2009 at The Violence Worker!
How many times we have agonized that those in congress won’t listen to the people who elected them? Many times we’ve cursed our representatives for voting party lines instead of doing what their constituents want and demand. After all, when... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2009 at The Violence Worker!