Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I wanted to create a bumper sticker with the statement above. Never got around to it.
H.R. 998 already has 150 co-sponsors in the House!

And S. 555 already has 34 co-sponsors in the Senate!

"Student Non-Discrimination Act," is not non-discrimination. In fact it discriminates against those who don't care what homosexuals, gays, lesbians, transgender and bisexual people think & do. It is not enough for them to have risen from the shadows to being able to be open and proud about their lifestyle choices. Why must it be interdicted into the mainstream education of children whose only thoughts at school should be reading, writing, arithmetic, physical education (thanks Illinois) science and recess.
If you believe in schools as an educational institution for learning about the three "R's" plus three I listed please contact your Congressional representatives and ask them to vote against the legislation now pending in congress. PLEASE!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Fewer civilians may get the honor to serve the Nation in the Uniformed Services

Force Cuts are the nature of the beast. That beast is the US Army and for those that wanted to serve after the end of the Viet Nam war, it meant a "RIF". Those that were serving at the end of the first Gulf War and Cold War it meant let Uncle Sam pay you to leave the Army. Now that the war in Iraq is over and the end is in site for Afghanistan the Army is now stuck with more Soldiers than it needs. For as long as I can remember the annual recruiting goal of the Army was 80,000 people. This current fiscal year the goal is 58,000. This is the first step in reducing the budget of the Army's and the nation's to decrease the national deficit.
Another problem faces those that decided to make the Army a carreer. That primary concern Soldiers have involves how the budget may affect their retirement. The sergeant major (Seargeant Major of the Army) said he and other leaders are committed to preserving for Soldiers what they were promised.

     "The bottom line is this, the president, through the secretary of Defense, and the secretary of the Army and the chief and myself are committed to maintaining the current system of retirement for those that currently serve," Chandler said. "I meet with members of Congress ... I have yet to find a member of Congress who said that we are willing to cut retirement for those currently in uniform, because they all understand the commitment and the sacrifice that very small population of folks have paid to our nation." That number is less than 1% of the population of the US.
Retirees have a different problem. Some members of congress feel the benefits the nation gives to retired military people is to generous. Senators like the not conservative the honorable RINO John McCain want to raise costs of the most charished benefit, TRICare health insurance. It is bad enough that at age 65 military retirees are shoved, pushed or moved to Medicare. That benefit we thought was for life (what we were told when we signed up),  just isn't.
So for those that are currently serving with ideas of making it a carreer, start now letting your congressional representatives (approval as a body <10%) that you are watching them and don't want any possible future benefits cut. What benefits you have now is nothing like what you will receive in the end.
Thanks for serving

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

No one is interested "The Donald"

 A quote from the article "Jesse Benton, (Ron) Paul's national campaign chairman, said, "the selection of a reality television personality to host a presidential debate that voters nationwide will be watching is beneath the office of the Presidency and flies in the face of that office's history and dignity." Aah stupid, your Congressman is not the president.
Currently the only two republican candidates that have sent a positive response are Rick Santorum and Newt (not conservative enough) Gingrich. Rick "the stumbler" Perry and Michelle "miss speak" Bachman are undecided.
The former Utah Governor Jon (<2%) Huntsman who called the idea of a Trump-moderated debate "a joke," commented that he was "not going to kiss [Trump's] ring, and I'm not going to kiss any other part of his anatomy." Really Mr Huntsman, you need all the exposure you can get no matter how big that state tax cut was.
Mitt, stiff as a starched collar, Romney declined to participate. Why? If you never get above 20 something % can he win the nomination?
In reality if all politics are perception it makes sense to get all the exposure on TV for free that one can. Even if ION TV has a .5 share at any given time, the only cost is getting to Vegas and a place to stay.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Does it matter?

I received an email at work last week about work and for some reason I couldn't get past the word DEACON. Now I think I know what that says. But perhaps I don't. the subject was about the VA Hospital and its emergency response team. A group of people who have volunteered to go to disasters to provide releif when needed. The subject was the decontamination team and upcoming training. Now the word DECON has a lot of meaning to me and many others who served in the military. It was always an individual common task for every soldier in the Army. Which takes me to DEACON, a position in many christian churches and I don't think it is interchangable with DECON.
I was reading about a construction project that recently had the ground breaking ceremony at Arlington National Cemetary. A new building for the inturnment of those who would prefer a mosoleum instead of being burried in the ground. There are currently 5 such buildings at ANC. The author of the story used the word INURNMENT when refering to the burial or placing of a casket in a mosoleum several times.
Does it matter if the correct terminology or grammar is used in correspondence? Does it matter if an author does not know the difference between their, there or they're. All come up correct using spell check. However "that is their property" is correct and "that is there property" is not correct. Your wasting your time or you're wasting your time. Get it?