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Notes From HPS

David Codrea: It’s also in spite of almost daily revelations corroborating the increasing danger, and not just from the “illegal” side of the equation. Just within the past day, we’ve learned that Muslim immigration is outpacing that from Mexico and Central America, that 40 percent of New Yorkers are now foreign-born and half the residents […]

Primer Therapy

~We gotta play with more bullets. ~How many more bullets? ~Three. That means we gotta play each other --The Deerhunter (1978) Some day you'll return toYour valleys and your farmsAnd you'll no longer burnTo be brothers in arms --Brothers...Show More Summary

Wassef Ali Hassoun gets two years

The LA Times reports that Wassef Ali Hassoun, the Marine who deserted his unit in Iraq and then jumped ship again once he got back to the States and was convicted of desertion yesterday was sentenced to two years today. A military judge at Camp Lejeune, N.C., found Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun guilty of […]

Abandoned in Hell; an interview with Bill Albracht

If you haven’t bought the book yet, shame on you. But the author of Abandoned in Hell; The Fight for Vietnam’s Firebase Kate, Bill Albracht did a really excellent interview that’s more like an eight-minute documentary than an interview, with Chicago-area’s KWQC about the action that led to the book and Bill’s third Silver Star;

Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission; they’re not like us

There’s been a hue and cry raised recently across the online military community in regards to the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission. Someone has noticed that enlisted folks are not represented on the Commission. Military.com profiled the nine-member commission and they’re all former members of the military (and one civilian who worked in the […]

American Legion reacts to Secretary MacDonald’s lie

Secretary MacDonald was supposed to talk to American Legion leaders this morning, but he abruptly cancelled the meeting. Of course, the Legion is concerned about the Huffington Post revelation that the Secretary lied to a homeless veteran about the nature of the Secretary’s service on camera earlier this year. The Legion released this statement to […]

Thank you for your service…

That’s an expression that has now become as embedded in our culture as “Have a nice day,” whether or not we like it. According to the New York Times, that unbiased authority on all things important in the heartland, there are young veterans who don’t. Some NYT reporter apparently found two younger veterans who were […]

Tuesdays with Claymore

Let’s start with a little Marx, shall we? Are DUer’s better than you? There would be no anti-Semitism if not for the Jews Left counting on illegals to flip Texas ‘blue’ Hatred of government workers fueled 2014 loss. Say what? Finally! The hate list you all needed to tack up on your fridge! Yeah, about […]

Shane M Boda; End of the Trail phony

Scotty sends us his work on this Shane Michael Boda fellow. He runs End of the Trail, which he claims is a 501(c)(3) that does something that is indecipherable at the Facebook page. He claims that he was an Army 1st Lieutenant for ten years; He was awarded all of this for his service in […]

MacDonald: I was not in special forces.

So, you can imagine what my inbox looks like this morning because the VA Secretary, Robert MacDonald, was busted telling a homeless dude (who was probably lying, too) that he was Special Forces. Here’s the video (at about 1:15); It turns out that MacDonald was commissioned from West Point and graduated from the Army’s Ranger […]

Tuesday morning feel good stories

Our first story comes from California; The incident started as a robbery before 1 a.m. on the 400 block of Acacia Lane in Santa Rosa. The homeowner shot at least one of the robbers during the home invasion. The homeowner called 911 and told police several armed males tried to force their way into the […]

VA Secretary Apologizes for Misstating Military Record

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he served in the military's special forces. He made the claim while speaking to a homeless veteran during a segment on "CBS Evening News."

NH90s to Be Allowed to Fly Again | South Korea May Shop for V-22s

Middle East / Africa As happens periodically, Russia is again making noises about (French) selling S-300 anti-air missiles (or the rebadged Antey-2500 variant) to Iran. The last two times such sounds emanated from Moscow, Russia was able to use the prospect as a diplomatic chip. Algeria is buying 200 T-90 main battle tank kits to […]

Politifact On George Washington On Guns

Politifact: Would George Washington have been an ally to modern-day gun-rights groups? A social-media meme suggests that he would have. Around the time of Washington’s 282nd birthday, a reader sent us the meme, which includes a painting of Washington and a quote purportedly written or uttered by the nation’s first president: “When government takes away […]

70 years ago today

Members of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division reached the summit of Mount Suribachi 70 years ago today. They marked their arrival with the first, less dramatic photo above taken by SSgt. Louis R. Lowery, USMC. Later that day, they raised the more iconic photo below, taken by Joe Rosenthal, an […]

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