Monthly Archives: July 2017

From Military hero to political coward: John McCain’s broken promise

July 30, 2017
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From Military hero to political coward:  John McCain’s broken promise

Before Senator John McCain was Senator McCain, he was naval aviator John McCain. The son and grandson of four star admirals and having a family tree of military service dating back to before the American Revolution it was no surprise that he entered the United States Naval Academy to follow in the family footsteps. Footsteps…

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A cowardly Congress for an entitled America

July 23, 2017
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A cowardly Congress for an entitled America

In the winter of 1777 disease and exposure from lack of sufficient Congressional funding for proper food and clothing accounted for over half of the 2000 deaths at Valley Forge.  Between the first shot fired on Fort McHenry and Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, over six hundred thousand of the blue and the gray lay dead.…

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On Russia: Take a breath America

July 16, 2017
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On Russia:  Take a breath America

My relationship with American politics started in the summer of ’73 and the Watergate hearings.  Needless to say I’ve seen more scandals and shenanigans than I can count. But none of them compare to the outright hysteria I’ve witnessed these past few months regarding the “Russian hacking” of our 2016 election. And so it is…

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Hollywood Icon hits the truth on liberalism, then and now.

July 9, 2017
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Hollywood Icon hits the truth on liberalism, then and now.

When Mother Nature decided to fill July 4th in my neck of the woods with clouds and intermittent rain, my library and the internet took the place of backyard and barbecue. While disappointed, I’ve spent enough years on this floating rock to take things as they come.  And by the end of the morning I…

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Freedom: Our oh so fragile freedom

July 2, 2017
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Freedom:  Our oh so fragile freedom

On July 3rd, 1776 John Adams wrote a letter to his beloved Abigail and expressed with great fervor: “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America….It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to…

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