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9-11: George W. Bush and his bullhorn

Posted by: Phineas on September 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Lots of people have written today about that terrible morning: where they were, what they remember, maybe honoring the victims or the many valiant heroes of the battle and its aftermath. I wondered what I would write. I decided that, rather than focus on the day itself, something others have done much […]

 

#NeverForget 9-11: Remembering 9-11, and WTC victim Peter Edward Mardikian

Posted by: ST on September 11, 2014 at 10:13 am » 1 Comment

**Reposting.  God bless, and never forget.  -ST** ———————————————————- Longtime readers of this blog will recognize this post, as I have published it here every 9-11 since 2006 in honor of Mr. Mardikian, and all victims of the 9-11 terror attacks, as part of DC Roe’s 9-11 remembrance project. I thought this year about doing another post for another […]

 

Another US journalist beheaded by ISIS

Posted by: Phineas on September 2, 2014 at 1:57 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Photo source) The savages of the “Islamic State” have sent another message to the United States: Dressed in an orange jumpsuit against the backdrop of an arid Syrian landscape, [Steven] Sotloff was threatened in that video with death unless the U.S. stopped airstrikes on the group in Iraq. In the video distributed Tuesday […]

 

Let’s remember how #JamesFoley lived, but also how he was brutally murdered

Posted by: ST on August 23, 2014 at 12:58 pm » 6 Comments

For those of you who were under the radar and missed this horrifying news from earlier this week: In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley – and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. Even […]

 

Awesome: persons from ebola-outbreak countries among illegal border crossers

Posted by: Phineas on August 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’m telling ya, this is how Act One of a bad science fiction movie would run. A report leaked to Breitbart Texas from the Customs and Border Patrol service (CBP) discusses how people from all over the globe are trying to exploit our porous southern border to get into the United States. […]

 

The US and Israel are big meanies because they won’t share!

Posted by: Phineas on August 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas That’s the gist of the complaint from Navi Pillay, the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, who denounced Israel (and by extension the US) for civilian deaths in Gaza. The original article is behind Haaretz’s subscriber wall, so I’ll quote the Breitbart summary: Navi Pillay told reporters following yet another “emergency” meeting […]

 

#KYsen: Allison Grimes, national security sooper-genius

Posted by: Phineas on July 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Federal senators deal with issues of national and international importance, including matters of war and peace, and overall national security. You would think, then, that someone wishing to ascend to the Senate would at least know the basics about a game-changing weapon wielded by one of our key allies, who happens to be […]

 

Sen. Walsh: PTSD “may have been a factor” in master’s thesis plagiarism

Posted by: ST on July 24, 2014 at 9:31 am » 3 Comments

Phineas blogged about this developing scandal yesterday involving the ‘alleged’ master’s thesis plagiarism of Montana Senator John Walsh (D), but the Senator’s biggest issue going forward may not be in the allegations themselves but in his controversial attempts at excusing them away: Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others’ work in his master’s […]

 

Veteran who has been dead for two years receives notice of VA appointment

Posted by: ST on July 1, 2014 at 11:47 am » 4 Comments

Can you imagine?? Talk about an epic fail: ACTON (CBS) – “He was steadfast. He took care of us, all of these years.” Suzanne Chase of Acton was talking about her husband, Doug, a Vietnam veteran who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011. In 2012, she tried to move his medical care to the […]

 

Report: VA “paused” sending teams to help poor-performing hospitals

Posted by: ST on June 10, 2014 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

Via the Wall Street Journal/Fox News: The Department of Veterans Affairs suspended a program that sent teams of doctors and monitors to try to improve its worst-performing facilities for approximately two years, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal, citing agency doctors and internal records, reported that the visits were “paused” beginning in […]