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Stone Cold Bob Mueller ?

Hears noises to kill investigation. Monday Morning-"I have as, an initial move brought individual charges against Jared and Ivanka Kushner for each original omission on their clearance forms. As you know every omission carries a 5 year penalty. Jared Kushner faces a possible sentence of over 500 years. That is all."

A song for Team Trump:

Guy I know was in Vietnam...

Drafted, after advanced training (11B) he was shipped to Vietnam and assigned to the 101st Airborne. During his time there he made 46 combat assaults earning the CIB and an Air Medal. In June of 1970 his unit was overrun. In the morning after medivacs his platoon was himself and one other guy, of the rest 4 were KIA and those listed WIA with one of those dying from his wounds. The two "lucky ones" were either asked or volunteered to stay because the company was so undermanned. Both sucked it up and stayed in the field kissing their purple hearts goodbye since their wounds were treated in the field by other troops. The medics were mostly dead or medivaced with the more serious wounded. This made them eligible to be in place and both fought at the Siege of Firebase Ripcord-the unknown last major unit engagement of the war. It was after the war when he looked back and realized the unfairness. He tried to get his purple heart and a Colonel testified that "He must have been wounded-they all were." No purple heart. His bronze star was "for actions in the area"-no V device because no officer kept score. He was 4 combat assaults short so no cluster on the air medal. And as a final insult he was denied airmobile wings despite the assaults he made because he never qualified in the states to make those assaults...

That is how they found a guy to award a Medal of Honor to. He is for real, the award is for real, only the President is a fake. And Captain Rose is only one of thousands owed awards and more for actions never publicly revealed or praised. That old guy down the road may be one of them.

If you are looking for a worthy place to send funds in the Caribbean...

Let me tell a little tale and make a suggestion.

My smart as a whip granddaughter had several scholarship offers to go for her marine biology major. Her ultimate decision was the University of the Virgin Islands and was on St. Thomas when it was hit by the Cat5 hurricane. The campus was badly damaged and classes were resceduled to a campus on another island making her one of just 63 students who sheltered on campus in St. Croix when the second Cat 5 hit. That campus was also heavily damaged.

Now I'm a 64 year old white guy and my granddaughter is also white and I was thrilled when I learned that UVI is both an HBC (historically black collegw) and that their marine biology program is considered world class. The University is hoping to repair enough to hold limited classes in October, but as you can easily guess they are pretty far down the line when it comes to disaster aid. I think the school is a worthy institution and should you be so inclined I have added a link to the school and farther down the page is their appeal for funds with a goal of 750K (or about 1.5 McMansions). Thanks for reading.


The Confederate Kid-keep laughing-kicked out of college...

A Pensacola student who sparked controversy Tuesday by wearing a Confederate uniform to the site of a violent clash between white nationalists and counterprotesters has been kicked out of Pensacola Christian College, according to a North Carolina media outlet.

WXII News 12 reported that Allen Armentrout, who reportedly splits time living in Pensacola and North Carolina, learned Thursday that PCC staff had decided to terminate his enrollment.

"I have been released from my school and will be unable to return to college to finish my senior year," Armentrout told the TV station. "I'm processing this and making adjustments to my life to compensate for this scrutiny."


Just now on Facebook

A friend just posted that cashews are a natural anti-depressant and I thought to myself, "so are naked, nubile women" and yet no one ever offers a handful of those to me...


I've already seen the first post lauding John McCain for not accepting an offer of early release from the North Vietnamese captors. All US military people are taught the soldiers code-it goes like this:

Articles of Code of Conduct[edit]
The Code of Conduct provides guidance for the behavior and actions of members of the Armed Forces of the United States. This guidance applies not only on the battlefield, but also in the event that the service member is captured and becomes a prisoner of war (POW). The Code is delineated in six articles.

Article I:

I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.[3]

Article II:

I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.[3]

Article III:

If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.[3]

Article IV:

If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.[3]

Article V:

When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.[3]

Article VI:

I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.[3]

Now read article three, it states that accepting early release would be a violation and as such would be a court martial offense.

I do believe the man performed bravely in Vietnam. They called attacking Hanoi "Going Downtown" and no man who did that could ever be called a coward. But there was never an option of accepting an early return to the US.


Do you believe that Robert Mueller is both smart and a patriot?

Because if I were, then nothing gets released until I can tie every republican who I suspect of treason-even if only looking the other way into a criminal conspiracy to make sure that a caretaker president is not a Russian stooge. No way Ryan or McConnell get near the controls of the country. Orrin Hatch is an superannuated fool but at least an actual American.That is my bet about where we are heading...
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