Military flag officers take on the Iran giveaway

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.” —Thomas Paine

25 August, 2015

Hon. John A. Boehner
Speaker of the House
United States House of Representatives 1011 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515-3508

Hon. Nancy Pelosi
Minority Leader
United States House of Representatives 233 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515-0512

Hon. Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader
United States Senate
317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-1702

Hon. Harry Reid
Minority Leader
United States Senate
522 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-2803

Dear Representatives Boehner and Pelosi and Senators McConnell and Reid:

As you know, on July 14, 2015, the United States and five other nations announced that a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been reached with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. In our judgment as former senior military officers, the agreement will not have that effect. Removing sanctions on Iran and releasing billions of dollars to its regime over the next ten years is inimical to the security of Israel and the Middle East. There is no credibility within JCPOA’s inspection process or the ability to snap back sanctions once lifted, should Iran violate the agreement. In this and other respects, the JCPOA would threaten the national security and vital interests of the United States and, therefore, should be disapproved by the Congress.

The agreement as constructed does not “cut off every pathway” for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. To the contrary, it actually provides Iran with a legitimate path to doing that simply by abiding by the deal. JCPOA allows all the infrastructure the Iranians need for a nuclear bomb to be preserved and enhanced. Notably, Iran is allowed to: continue to enrich uranium; develop and test advanced centrifuges; and continue work on its Arak heavy-water plutonium reactor. Collectively, these concessions afford the Iranians, at worst, a ready breakout option and, at best, an incipient nuclear weapons capability a decade from now.

The agreement is unverifiable. Under the terms of the JCPOA and a secret side deal (to which the United States is not privy), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be responsible for inspections under such severe limitations as to prevent them from reliably detecting Iranian cheating. For example, if Iran and the inspectors are unable to reach an accommodation with respect to a given site, the result could be at least a 24-day delay in IAEA access. The agreement also requires inspectors to inform Iran in writing as to the basis for its concerns about an undeclared site, thus further delaying access. Most importantly, these inspections do not allow access to Iranian military facilities, the most likely location of their nuclear weapons development efforts. In the JCPOA process, there is substantial risk of U.S. intelligence being compromised, since the IAEA often relies on our sensitive data with respect to suspicious and/or prohibited activity.

While failing to assure prevention of Iran’s nuclear weapons development capabilities, the agreement provides by some estimates $150 billion dollars or more to Iran in the form of sanctions relief. As military officers, we find it unconscionable that such a windfall could be given to a regime that even the Obama administration has acknowledged will use a portion of such funds to continue to support terrorism in Israel, throughout the Middle East and globally, whether directly or through proxies. These actions will be made all the more deadly since the JCPOA will lift international embargoes on Iran’s access to advanced conventional weapons and ballistic missile technology.

In summary, this agreement will enable Iran to become far more dangerous, render the Mideast still more unstable and introduce new threats to American interests as well as our allies. In our professional opinion, far from being an alternative to war, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action makes it likely that the war the Iranian regime has waged against us since 1979 will continue, with far higher risks to our national security interests. Accordingly, we urge the Congress to reject this defective accord.


1. Admiral David Architzel, US Navy, Retired

2. Admiral Stanley R. Arthur, US Navy, Retired

3. General William Begert, US Air Force, Retired

4. General J.B. Davis, US Air Force, Retired

5. Admiral William A. Doughert, US Navy, Retired

6. Admiral Leon A. “Bud” Edney, US Navy, Retired

7. General Alfred G. Hansen US Air Force, Retired

8. Admiral Thomas Hayward, US Navy, Retired

9. Admiral James Hogg, US Navy, Retired

10. Admiral Jerome Johnson, US Navy, Retired

11. Admiral Timothy J. Keating, US Navy, Retired

12. Admiral Robert J. Kelly, US Navy, Retired

13. Admiral Thomas Joseph Lopez, US Navy, Retired

14. Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons, US Navy, Retired

15. Admiral Richard Macke, US Navy, Retired
16. Admiral Henry Mauz, US Navy, Retired
17. General Lance Smith, US Air Force, Retired

18. Admiral Leighton Smith, US Navy, Retired
19. Admiral William D. Smith, US Navy, Retired

20. General Louis C. Wagner, Jr., US Army, Retired 21. Admiral Steve White, US Navy, Retired
22. General Ronald W. Yates, US Air Force, Retired

23. Lieutenant General Teddy G. Allen, US Army, Retired
24. Lieutenant General Edward G. Anderson, III, US Army, Retired
25. Lieutenant General Marcus A. Anderson, US Air Force, Retired
26. Lieutenant General Spence M. Armstrong, US Air Force, Retired
27. Lieutenant General Harold W. Blot, US Marine Corps, Retired
28. Vice Admiral Michael Bowman, US Navy, Retired
29. Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin, US Army, Retired
30. Vice Admiral Edward S. Briggs, US Navy, Retired
31. Lieutenant General Richard E. “Tex” Brown III, US Air Force, Retired

32. Lieutenant General William J. Campbell, US Air Force, Retired
33. Vice Admiral Edward Clexton, US Navy, Retired
34. Vice Admiral Daniel L. Cooper, US Navy, Retired
35. Vice Admiral William A. Dougherty, US Navy, Retired
36. Lieutenant General Brett Dula, US Air Force, Retired
37. Lieutenant General Gordon E. Fornell, US Air Force, Retired
38. Lieutenant General Thomas B. Goslin, US Air Force, Retired
39. Lieutenant General Earl Hailston, US Marine Corps, Retired
40. Vice Admiral Bernard M. Kauderer, US Navy, Retired
41. Lieutenant General Timothy A. Kinnan, US Air Force, Retired
42. Vice Admiral J. B . LaPlante, US Navy, Retired
43. Vice Admiral Tony Less, US Navy, Retired
44. Lieutenant General Bennett L. Lewis, US Army, Retired
45. Vice Admiral Michael Malone, US Navy, Retired
46. Vice Admiral John Mazach, US Navy, Retired
47. Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney, US Air Force, Retired
48. Lieutenant General Fred McCorkle, US Marine Corps, Retired
49. Vice Admiral Robert Monroe, US Navy, Retired
50. Vice Admiral Jimmy Pappas, US Navy, Retired
51. Vice Admiral J. Theodore Parker, US Navy, Retired
52. Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, US Marine Corps, Retired
53. Lieutenant General Everett Pratt, US Air Force, Retired
54. Vice Admiral John Poindexter, US Navy, Retired

55. Lieutenant General Clifford “Ted” Rees, Jr., US Air Force, Retired

56. Vice Admiral William Rowden, US Navy, Retired
57. Vice Admiral Robert F. Schoultz, US Navy, Retired
58. Lieutenant General E.G. “Buck” Shuler, Jr., US Air Force, Retired

59. Lieutenant General Hubert ‘Hugh” G. Smith, US Army, Retired

60. Vice Admiral Robert Spane, US Navy, Retired

61. Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw, US Navy, Retired
62. Lieutenant General David J. Teal, US Air Force, Retired
63. Vice Admiral D.C. “Deese” Thompson, US Coast Guard, Retired

64. Lieutenant General William E. Thurman, US Air Force, Retired

65. Lieutenant General Billy Tomas, US Army, Retired
66. Vice Admiral John Totushek, US Navy, Retired
67. Vice Admiral Jerry Tuttle, US Navy, Retired
68. Vice Admiral Jerry Unruh, US Navy, Retired
69. Vice Admiral Timothy W. Wright, US Navy, Retired

70. Rear Admiral William V. Alford, Jr., US Navy, Retired
71. Major General Thurman E. Anderson, US Army, Retired
72. Major General Joseph T. Anderson, US Marine Corps, Retired

73. Rear Admiral Philip Anselmo, US Navy, Retired
74. Major General Joe Arbuckle, US Army, Retired
75. Rear Admiral James W. Austin, US Navy, Retired
76. Rear Admiral John R. Batzler, US Navy, Retired
77. Rear Admiral John Bayless, US Navy, Retired
78. Major General John Bianchi, US Army, Retired
79. Rear Admiral Donald Vaux Boecker, US Navy, Retired
80. Rear Admiral Jerry C. Breast, US Navy, Retired
81. Rear Admiral Bruce B. Bremner, US Navy, Retired
82. Major General Edward M. Browne, US Army, Retired
83. Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown III, US Navy, Retired
84. Rear Admiral Lyle Bull, US Navy, Retired
85. Major General H. Hale Burr, Jr. US Air Force, Retired
86. Major General Bobby G. Butcher, US Marine Corps, Retired

87. Rear Admiral Jay A. Campbell, US Navy, Retired
88. Major General Henry D. Canterbury, US Air Force, Retired

89. Major General Carroll D. Childers, US Army, Retired
90. Rear Admiral Ronald L. Christenson, US Navy, Retired
91. Major General John R.D. Cleland, US Army, Retired
92. Major General Richard L. Comer, US Air Force, Retired
93. Rear Admiral Jack Dantone, US Navy, Retired
94. Major General William B. Davitte, US Air Force, Retired
95. Major General James D. Delk, US Army, Retired

96. Major General Felix Dupre, US Air Force, Retired

97. Rear Admiral Philip A. Dur, US Navy, Retired
98. Major General Neil L. Eddins, US Air Force, Retired

99. Rear Admiral Paul Engel, US Navy, Retired

100. Major General Vince Falter, US Army, Retired

101. Rear Admiral James H. Flatley, US Navy, Retired

102. Major General Bobby O. Floyd, US Air Force, Retired

103. Major General Paul Fratarangelo, US Marine Corps, Retired

104. Rear Admiral Veronica “Ronne” Froman, US Navy, Retired

105. Rear Admiral R. Byron Fuller, US Navy, Retired

106. Rear Admiral Frank Gallo, US Navy, Retired

107. Rear Admiral Albert A. Gallotta, Jr., US Navy, Retired

108. Rear Admiral James Mac Gleim, US Navy, Retired

109. Rear Admiral Robert H. Gormley, US Navy, Retired

110. Rear Admiral William Gureck, US Navy, Retired

111. Major General Gary L. Harrell, US Army, Retired

112. Rear Admiral Donald Hickman, US Navy, Retired

113. Major General Geoffrey Higginbotham, US Marine Corps, Retired

114. Major General Kent H. Hillhouse, US Army, Retired

115. Rear Admiral Tim Hinkle, US Navy, Retired

116. Major General Victor Joseph Hugo, US Army, Retired

117. Major General James P. Hunt, US Air Force, Retired

118. Rear Admiral Grady L. Jackson, US Navy, Retired

119. Major General William K. James, US Air Force, Retired

120. Rear Admiral John M. “Carlos” Johnson, US Navy, Retired

121. Rear Admiral Pierce J. Johnson, US Navy, Retired

122. Rear Admiral Steven B. Kantrowitz, US Navy, Retired

123. Major General Maurice W. Kendall, US Army, Retired

124. Rear Admiral Charles R. Kubic, US Navy, Retired

125. Rear Admiral Frederick L. Lewis, US Navy, Retired

126. Major General John D. Logeman, Jr., US Air Force, Retired

127. Major General Homer S. Long, Jr., US Army, Retired

128. Major General Robert M. Marquette, US Air Force, Retired

129. Rear Admiral Robert B. McClinton, US Navy, Retired

130. Rear Admiral W. J. McDaniel, MD, US Navy, Retired

131. Major General Keith W. Meurlin, US Air Force, Retired

132. Rear Admiral Terrence McKnight, US Navy, Retired

133. Major General John F. Miller, Jr., US Air Force, Retired

134. Major General Burton R. Moore, US Air Force, Retired

135. Rear Admiral David R. Morris, US Navy, Retired

136. Rear Admiral Ed Nelson, Jr., US Coast Guard, Retired

137. Major General George W. “Nordie” Norwood, US Air Force, Retired

138. Major General Everett G. Odgers, US Air Force, Retired

139. Rear Admiral Phillip R. Olson, US Navy, Retired

140. Rear Admiral Robert S. Owens, US Navy, Retired

141. Major General Robert W. Paret, US Air Force, Retired

142. Rear Admiral Robert O. Passmore, US Navy, Retired

143. Major General Richard E. Perraut, Jr., US Air Force, Retired

144. Rear Admiral W.W. Pickavance, Jr., US Navy, Retired

145. Rear Admiral L.F. Picotte, US Navy, Retired

146. Rear Admiral Thomas J. Porter, US Navy, Retired

147. Major General H. Douglas Robertson, US Army, Retired

148. Rear Admiral W.J. Ryan, US Navy, Retired

149. Rear Admiral Norman Saunders, US Coast Guard, Retired

150. Major General John P. Schoeppner, Jr., US Air Force, Retired

151. Major General Edison E. Scholes, US Army, Retired

152. Rear Admiral Hugh P. Scott, US Navy, Retired

153. Major General Richard Secord, US Air Force, Retired

154. Rear Admiral James M. Seely, US Navy, Retired

155. Major General Sidney Shachnow, US Army, Retired

156. Rear Admiral William H. Shawcross, US Navy, Retired

157. Rear Admiral Bob Shumaker, US Navy, Retired

158. Major General Willie Studer, US Air Force, Retired

159. Major General Larry Taylor, US Marine Corps, Retired

160. Rear Admiral Jeremy Taylor, US Navy, Retired

161. Major General Richard L. Testa, US Air Force, Retired

162. Rear Admiral Robert P. Tiernan, US Navy, Retired

163. Major General Paul E. Vallely, US Army, Retired

164. Major General Kenneth W. Weir, US Marine Corps, Retired

165. Major General John Welde, US Air Force, Retired

166. Rear Admiral James B. Whittaker, US Navy, Retired

167. Major General Geoffrey P. Wiedeman, Jr., MD, US Air Force, Retired

168. Rear Admiral H. Denny Wisely, US Navy, Retired

169. Brigadier General John R. Allen, Jr., US Air Force, Retired

170. Brigadier General John C. Arick, US Marine Corps, Retired

171. Brigadier General Loring R. Astorino, US Air Force, Retired

172. Rear Admiral Robert E. Besal, US Navy, Retired

173. Brigadier General William Bloomer, US Marine Corps, Retired

174. Brigadier General George P. Cole, Jr., US Air Force, Retired

175. Brigadier General Richard A. Coleman, US Air Force, Retired

176. Brigadier General James L. Crouch, US Air Force, Retired

177. Rear Admiral Marianne B. Drew, US Navy, Retired

178. Brigadier General Philip M. Drew, US Air Force, Retired

179. Brigadier General Jerome V. Foust, US Army, Retired

180. Brigadier General Larry K. Grundhauser, US Air Force, Retired

181. Brigadier General Thomas W. Honeywill, US Air Force, Retired

182. Brigadier General Gary M. Jones, US Army, Retired

183. Brigadier General Stephen Lanning, US Air Force, Retired

184. Brigadier General Thomas J. Lennon, US Air Force, Retired

185. Rear Admiral Bobby C. Lee, US Navy, Retired

186. Brigadier General Hans J. Mueh, US Air Force, Retired

187. Brigadier General Robert F. Peksens, US Air Force, Retired

188. Brigadier General Joe Shaefer, US Air Force, Retired

189. Brigadier General Graham E. Shirley, US Air Force, Retired

190. Brigadier General Stanley O. Smith, US Air Force, Retired

191. Brigadier General Hugh B. Tant III, US Army, Retired

192. Brigadier General Michael Joseph Tashjian, US Air Force, Retired

193. Brigadier General William Tiernan, US Marine Corps, Retired

194. Brigadier General Roger W. Scearce, US Army, Retired

195. Brigadier General Robert V. Woods, US Air Force, Retired

150825 Military flag officers take on the Iran giveaway.pdf

Naval Chief is spot on: Admiral Lyons

Quote of the Day 08/30/15

“Every citizen must look up to the laws, as his master, his guardian, and his friend; and whenever any of his fellow citizens, whether magistrates or subjects, attempt to deprive him of his right, he must appeal to the laws; if the aristocracy encroach, he must appeal to the democracy; if they are divided, he must appeal to the monarchical power to decide between them, by joining with that which adheres to the laws; if the democracy is on the scramble for power, he must appeal to the aristocracy, and the monarchy, which by uniting may restrain it. If the regal authority presumes too far, he must appeal to the other two. Without three divisions of power, stationed to watch each other, and compare each other’s conduct with the laws, it will be impossible that the laws should at all times preserve their authority, and govern all men.” — John Adams (1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President

“Murphy’s Law” by Jim Murphy

Greetings once again from the Association Of Jingoistic Firearms Owning Vast Right Wing Conspiratorial Politically Incorrect Fossil Fuel Energy Supporters Of West Texas.


My first observation was brought on by watching one of the FOX News programs on which Geraldo Rivera was a participant. According to no less an authority than Geraldo, the term ALIEN was Racist and should be considered as Hate Speech. After watching and listening to this mutt sound off about using the term ALIEN I actually took a few moments to look up the word. According to the Webster’s New World Dictionary, here is the definition of the word ALIEN:


So with this in mind…. my question is….. How in the hell is the use of this term to describe someone who has entered the United States.. ILLEGALLY…either HATE SPEECH or RACIST? This, in my mind, is just another example of what a worthless use of space Geraldo Rivera is. He also on another program said he wished he could have been aboard that French train so he could have gotten a shot a punching the terrorist who was taken down by 3 Americans. Actually, based upon past experience when Geraldo has been confronted with violence he has come out second best in most instances. I am also a bit puzzled why someone who is apparently as intelligent as FOX News owner, Rupert Murdoch, would actually have a clown like Geraldo Rivera as a regular on several of the shows.

So, at the risk of pissing off Geraldo, I believe I must go along with calling ILLEGAL ALIENS exactly that.

And, speaking of ALIENS, I heard this morning where the UNITED NATIONS had recommended that the United States accept up to 15,000 Syrian Refugees into our country. Yeah, that’s a great idea and then we can assign those highly trained blue helmeted U.N. Peacekeepers to keep a close watch on them.
At what point in time did ILLEGAL ALIENS become more important to our Liberal/Progressive/Democrat/Socialist Government than American Citizens being held hostage and also murdered all over the Middle East. Not to mention the Foreign Christians who are being beheaded regularly by Muslim Extremists? Oh, I think I have the answer to my own question. Apparently it became fashionable immediately after Barack Hussein Obama was elected President of the United States.
I am sure that everyone on the planet is now aware that 2; II; TWO; Dos; female soldiers graduated from the Army Ranger School. These were the first two female soldiers to have completed the training. I have received a number of items of correspondence from former Army Rangers as well as current Military Personnel who are familiar with the Army Ranger Training Course. Almost every one of these folks, who should know about the training, believes that Political Correctness was afoot relating to this particular story. One of the reports said that a much larger number of female personnel began the training but were cut early in the program. One report related that the two who did graduate from the training were actually given extra chances to repeat certain portions of their training.

BUT NOW, let’s look at the rest of the story. These women who graduated from this school are STILL PROHIBITED FROM FRONT LINE COMBAT DUTY. SO, my question is simply, WHAT WAS THE POINT OF HAVING THEM GO THROUGH THE COURSE IN THE FIRST PLACE? This would be about like me going through an NFL Training Camp knowing full well that I would not even be considered for league play.
How is it that there is more space given in the Sports Section of the (Sub) Standard Times letting us in on the fact that TIGER WOODS did not make the cut and was not allowed to compete in the final round of a golf tournament? It seems to me as if TIGER gets more press coverage than the people who actually are competing up through the final round. Actually, just stop and think…. What degree of success has TIGER WOODS enjoyed since his first old lady ran his ass off with a five iron?
Are we getting about enough of all the Political Correctness shown by various politicos and their hacks on “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter”? Actually I would submit that I can think of a whole bunch of folks whose lives DO NOT MATTER in the least, in my views. Why Jim! How can you say that? EASY. Someone please present the case to me where the lives of the ISIS/ISIL terrorists who are beheading Christians as fast as they can, have any meaning at all to most of us? Oh, and how about the members of “Boko Haram”? As far as I know, they are all black Africans. Just how important are their lives to most of us? I believe I can say with a clear conscience that the lives of the ISIL/ISIS Terrorists as well as the lives of the Boko Haram DO NOT MATTER IN THE LEAST in my eyes.

As a matter of fact, within the past week or two I have noticed many black Americans have voiced a damned negative opinion of the “Black Lives Matter” group.
I have also noticed that ISIL/ISIS besides murdering Christians and other Muslims are destroying historical symbols in Syria and other locations in the Middle East. According to the reports I have heard, ISIS/ISIL doesn’t believe that anything other than Muslim related sites and artifacts should be destroyed.

HEY! That almost reminds me of a bunch of the Politically Correct idiots here in our own country. We have already seen that special interest groups along with gutless politicians have seen to it that ANY and ALL Flags from the Confederate States of America are not displayed and of course the statues and monuments of all people connected with the Confederate States of America are under fire and are in danger of being either moved or destroyed. The latest article I read on the Editorial Page of the (Sub) Standard Times was headlined: SCHOOLS AIM TO BAR CONFEDERATE GARB.

The story goes on to describe how the Charleston County school District is attempting to prohibit students from wearing clothing bearing the Confederate Flag. The article did, however, go on to mention the 1969 Supreme Court Decision in Tinker v. Des Moines School District. In this ruling the Court said that school children don’t shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate. The Charleston School officials justified the ban noting a connection between the flag and recent racially divisive and tragic events, which does not even come close to satisfying the Supreme Court’s decision.

AH, but not to worry. Remember we still have the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which upheld the decision several years back of officials at a school near San Jose, CA, who told white students who wore American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo to remove them lest the provoke an altercation. BUT, we must also remember that the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has been overturned more than any other Federal Appellate Court on the planet.

Why is it that in almost every instance such as this, we have a minority of Americans who want to completely do away with all historical references and symbols of any event or series of events in the history of our country with which they do not agree? Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen. The Liberals/Progressives/Democrats/Socialists are attempting to re-write the History of the United States. And with the present occupants of damn near every seat in Washington, D.C., it looks as if they might succeed.

Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado, Raoul McPeters -NM – Ella Dunlop, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Don Faubion, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, Charlotte Williams, John Gallemore, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake, Mary Denson, Randy Jones, Don Weaver, Roger Goertz, Billy Williams, Gerry Fincher, Jerry Carpenter, Steve Mida, Sherry Welch, Shirley Boatright, Dick Burnett – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (98) – IL – Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson, Arlene Anderson, Kate Nolan – FL – L.T. Drennan – OK – Lynn Jones – NE – Warren Wetmore – IL – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Charles Latham, Rocky Leonard, Bette Miller, Sheriff Richard Mack – AZ – Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, Sam Wittstruck (17 yoa), Kenny McPeters – CA – Pat Holley, Keith Chambers, Nancy Chambers, LANA Athey – CO – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Lonnie Shoultz, Mike Kelly – AL – Perry Evans – AR – Jim Pinney, James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old) – OH – Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Sister Clarice Carroll (83) – HAITI – George Rimmer – WA, RET. COL. Pete Mekkelson -WVA

GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , CAPT. Michael Rice, CAPT. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, * 1ST LT. Levi English, GySgt. Eric Harmon, LCPL Archer Abblitt, Maj. Todd A. O’Brien, MGySgt. ’46 – 82 (Ret) Harvey Weigart – US MARINE CORPS – Kenneth Thomas – USCG SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown, TSgt. Rebecca Goodwin, 1st LT. Mandie Yates – US AIR FORCE – Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG – Zachary Moore – US NAVAL ACADEMY – Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown, CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret), E5 Matthew J. Blaker, LT JG Ethan English, – US NAVY – Bud Barnett – USNA 74 – SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES – SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover, CWO2 Mitchell Wittstruck – US ARMY – CWO3 Tim Helton and the 1/230 Air Cav Squadron TNANG – All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military

John Mallory – DEA – Fr. Joseph M. Peek, Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.


“We can’t deport millions of illegal immigrants already living in the country, some say, so the wise thing is to just learn to live with them, according to the supposedly sophisticated crowd. This completely sidesteps the plain, obvious and galling fact that we are not deporting those illegal immigrants who are arrested by the police for violating other laws — and are then turned loose back into American society. In so-called sanctuary cities across the country, local police are under orders not to report illegal immigrants to the federal authorities.”….THOMAS SOWELL

“One of the most widely known abuses of the immigration laws is the creation of ANCHOR BABIES to get automatic citizenship when a pregnant woman simply crosses the U.S. border to have her child born on American soil. This is not limited to people who cross the Mexican border. some are flown in from Asia to waiting posh facilities. Not only doe their children get automatic American citizenship without having to meet any requirements, this also increases the opportunities for other family members to gain admission later on, in the name of FAMILY REUNIFICATION.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“Internally, we are so polarized over immigration that our current leaders have left our borders wide open to terrorists from around the world, rather than take the political risks of offending voters on one side of this issue or offending voters on the opposite side. Instead, they risk American lives by their inaction.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!…. Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power…. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us…. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”… PATRICK HENRY


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Almost every day in the sports section of the (Sub) Standard Times, I read of multiple NFL Teams and multiple College Teams who are having to take disciplinary action against one or more players. When this becomes common to the sport of football then it seems to me as if bad, if not criminal behavior more or less dwarfs the big “DEFLATE GATE” controversy which seems to have the NFL Commissioner’s attention.
Earlier today I heard a report of a former employee of a news organization shot and killed a female reporter and wounded a cameraman. The report said that this former employee had evidently been fired from his job. Later on, I heard one news report which said that the shooter had shot and killed himself.

AND, of course almost immediately there were reports of Hillary Clinton calling for more GUN CONTROL. OK, Hillary, I am going to say this only once so pay close attention.
Let’s say that a GUN CONTROL law is in effect which makes the possession of ANY firearm without a permit A FELONY. Then let us say that any crime committed with a firearm carries a MAXIMUM penalty of TWENTY YEARS TO LIFE. Then let us say that if the crime of MURDER is committed with a firearm it is a MANDATORY LIFE SENTENCE.

I have watched several video clips and listened to several audio clips of Donald Trump over this past week and on one occasion he will sound ultra conservative and then later on in the same day, on the same subject, he will either contradict himself or take a more liberal stance. This sort of leads me to believe that The Donald is trying to appeal to everyone, which is impossible. I am also growing a bit weary of The Donald telling us all how stupid everyone other than him is stupid. Let me make this comparison:

If you disagree with Barack Hussein Obama….. then according to Obama….. you are stupid.
If you disagree with Donald Trump……………… then according to Trump…. you are stupid.

Hmmmm. Is it just me or does there appear to be a similarity in their thinking?

Just stop and have a real close listen to The Donald and then put some real thought into some of his ideas and solutions and then see if there is any real chance of that particular thing actually happening.
Please give a real close listen to Senator Ted Cruz and I believe you might come to the conclusion that his ideas are more in line with true conservative thinking.





The Nation’s Budget Outlook Is Worse Than You Think

Budgets: The bad news is that the country is headed toward $1 trillion deficits in 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The worse news is that, if history is any guide, this forecast is probably way too optimistic.

The CBO’s latest “Budget and Economic Outlook Report” projects that after dropping this year and next, annual deficits will start to climb and will top $1 trillion in 2025.

That’s a slight improvement over the forecast that the budget office made in March. But it still means that the country is on an unsustainable path.

The truth is that given the vast array of revenue, spending and economic variables, nobody can reliably predict what will happen that far out — a fact that the CBO itself admitted when it started making 10-year budget forecasts in the mid-1990s.

The problem is that these 10-year forecasts have been consistently wrong in one direction — they’ve been way too optimistic.

Back in the mid-1990s, the CBO projected that the 2005 deficit would be $294 billion. The actual deficit was $494 billion.

In 2001, it projected that the government would run a surplus of $889 billion by 2011. The actual result? A deficit of almost $1.4 trillion in 2011.

If the CBO’s 10-year forecasts had all been spot on, the federal government would have run a net surplus of $2.2 trillion from 2005 to 2015. In reality, it ran deficits totaling $9 trillion over those years.

It’s possible that things could turn out differently this time. But don’t hold your breath.

First, the CBO is required to assume that current law is implemented exactly as written today. That means that every temporary tax cut is allowed to expire, even though Congress reliably renews them every year. This factor alone makes the total 10-year-deficits $979 billion smaller than they’re likely to be.

The CBO also assumes that ObamaCare costs won’t unexpectedly explode and that ObamaCare taxes raise as much money as predicted. Those assumptions, too, are highly unlikely.

The taxes are already raising less money than expected. And if premium costs continue to skyrocket, as they’re likely to next year, taxpayer subsidy costs will climb. Plus, nobody believes that ObamaCare-mandated Medicare cuts will take effect.

The CBO’s latest grim 10-year forecast can be avoided. But only if lawmakers take it as a best-case scenario and act accordingly.

Source: Investor’s Business Daily: