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  • Protest starts after Idaho woman arrested at playground closed due to coronavirus

    04/22/2020 9:47:40 AM PDT · 35 of 55
    Nip to P-Marlowe

    It can no longer honestly be said that local police are there to serve and protect the common citizens. This REFLECTS a Supreme Court decision of several years ago. Local police exist to protect the local governments.

    Think about the impact of that people!

  • Meghan McCain: There Was No ‘Deep State Spying’ as Alleged by Donald Trump

    12/11/2019 7:02:55 AM PST · 38 of 81
    Nip to FlipWilson

    After I did a quick read of the IG Report something hit me. The 17 instances of mistakes/errors was NOT the total number of mistakes/errors made.

    Remember the entire report was extensively reviewed by FIB leadership and then plea bargained.

    That number represents the number of “no contest’ pleas by the FBI and its leadership that was accepted by the IG.

    I must wonder what othrr issues were “lost” in this “review” process. Unfortunaetly that is something we will never know.

    As a SF Sgt told me over 50 years ago: “By the time you start worrying about your creditability, don’t waist your time. You haven’t had any for years. Worse it will be years before you regain a small part of what you have lost!”

  • CNN, Human Rights Campaign To Host LGBTQ Town Hall With 2020 Candidates

    09/07/2019 7:35:13 AM PDT · 28 of 49
    Nip to usconservative

    At the rate things are going there will be no need for any Presidential debates nor any pre-election campaigning by the dimocratic nominee. We will know their positions on all the “issues” great, small, and invisible.

    Unless the dimocrats introduce a “black horse” surprise candidate during their convention the eventual nominee (sacrificial goat” will have nothing new to say.

    Hmmm. Perhaps that is the goal of the democratic establishment all along?

  • Air Force completes A-10 re-winging to keep iconic aircraft flying into 2030s

    08/13/2019 3:11:20 PM PDT · 15 of 90
    Nip to MichaelCorleone

    1995 to 2030 not a bad SLEP! The AF first tried to get rid of the A-10 in the mid 1990s with the effort getting underway in 1989. Capt “Muck” Brown, assigned to the 422 TES at Nellis came to Hurlburt to see if he could get a gunsip assignment to stay in the CAS community.

    I was honored to spend a duty day with him “re-bluing” him. He went back to Nellis and started to good fight to keep the A-10 on active duty.

    Fortunately world events provided massive justification for his effort!

    Unfortunately, “Muck” passed on several years ago. But, there a whole lot of gruntss made it home because of his efforts.

    Good on Y’r Mate!!

  • CBS Employees Credit Union Shuts Down As Manager Charged With Embezzling $40 Million

    03/30/2019 2:38:35 PM PDT · 37 of 51
    Nip to Lonesome in Massachussets

    Oh yes. An other case of punishing the innocent (other better run credit unions and their depositors) and protecting the guilty.

  • State Department says US cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

    03/30/2019 2:31:35 PM PDT · 43 of 65
    Nip to blackdog

    Personally, I think President Trump needs to change the wording a little.

    I recommend that his verbiage accompanying the written directives to be along the lines of:

    “We are diverting the previously discussed foreign aid to the these governments to help pay the costs of temporarily housing and caring for people who have left their homelands and illegally entered the United States.

    “This will accomplish two things. First, it will ensure that our aid actually reaches the people who need it the most. Second, it will provide some relief to the American taxpayers who have, unfortunately, paid for everything too long.

    “This diversion of funds will continue until the flood of people fleeing these nations ceases.”

    The last sentence could provide an incentive for the various dictatorships to start visibly and actively working to turn things off. Plus, when (not if) these dictators backtrack we can easily turn the money back off.

  • How long has Mueller known there was no Trump-Russia collusion?

    03/27/2019 2:53:06 PM PDT · 31 of 63
    Nip to LeoWindhorse

    Muller had TWO letters of instruction to guide his investigation.

    Two?

    The first one directed him to explore any possible coordination between Trump, his campaign, and any of his associates and Russian nationals.

    Later he received a second letter directing him to explore any possible interferences with his first investigation - “obstruction of justice”.

    Why?

    If Muller had found any coordination there was no need to expand his probe!

    My answer to the question is one week prior to the date of the second letter of instruction from the DAG Muller’s entire team knew there was NO (repeat NO) coordination and to keep the political assault on the Republic alive he needed something else to investigate. That was how many months ago?

  • Lori Loughlin has committed career suicide with college admissions scandal

    03/14/2019 9:47:45 AM PDT · 74 of 86
    Nip to IronJack

    The clay feet of advertising and its associated supporting infrastructure was first clearly exposed in early 1973. One of the early Ivory Snow photo moms was Marilyn Chambers.

    In 1972 she was the female “lead” in the porno movie “Behind the Green Door.” She was fired about a year later. But in 1980 a 1070s’ Ivory Snow soap box with her picture on it made a “guest appearance’ in the porno movie “Insatiable”. (Thanks Wikipedia”.

    What makes you think that todays actors and Hollywood in general is any better?

  • UC Berkeley police identify punching suspect in viral right-wing videos

    02/22/2019 8:53:12 PM PST · 24 of 27
    Nip to JME_FAN

    While you are at it sue the school for maintaining an attractive nuisance.

    The college and its administrative policies encourage such attacks. Until the attacks cease the college should have to pay the victims of such attacks. If the college insists on maintaining an open campus then they are responsible for the behavior of everyone on campus. The response ‘They aren’t a student” is bunch of B.S.

  • Air Force updates 'deploy or get out' policy; 1,000 airmen could face separation

    02/20/2019 12:00:09 PM PST · 46 of 68
    Nip to jeannineinsd

    Since the late 1990s certain squadrons have average over 150 days per year TDY to various hot spots. It got so bad the AF started a policy of limiting the maximum number of day TDY per year as well as the minimum number of days between tours. Tet SOF community was averaging 200 days per year and the fighter communities were running around 150.
    Every person who doesn’t deploy has the same “potential for promotion” as those which do Why? The Peacetime tempo hasn’t existed for over a decade.

    BTW the AF faced almost an identical problem during Vietnam. The solution back then was no service schools without a “remote short tour overseas (AKA a short tour to SEA). No advanced schools equated to no promotion. This logic was the primary reason I volunteered for a forth tour to SEA (my first three tours were all TDY and didn’t count).

  • OMB issues guidance on Reduction in Force layoffs due to partial shutdown

    01/16/2019 7:48:18 AM PST · 13 of 64
    Nip to 11th_VA

    So, let me get this correct.

    An appointed bureaucrat has set policy for the entire Federal government. Did he do this with prior approval of his sole boss, President Trump? Or did it to support his subordinates which is the bottom line job of ALL bureaucratic heads?

    After proving that roughly 800,000 employees aren’t needed to have an effective government why are we now on the hook for their salary and benefits for an undetermined period of time? What other business could afford this level of unproductive overhead?

  • 'Do you want men to be weak spineless sobbing wrecks?' Piers Morgan slams Gillette's new [tr]

    01/15/2019 7:15:42 AM PST · 58 of 68
    Nip to LouieFisk

    I went through the 28 second three times trying to determine the last words from Piers Morgan to his female co-host as she tried to cut into his rant.

    I reasonably believe they were “Shut Up”.

    Did the blind squirrel finally find an acorn?

  • TSA union: Officers quitting over shutdown, posing threat to passenger safety

    01/09/2019 3:41:12 PM PST · 80 of 130
    Nip to shelterguy

    If a TSA employee wants to quit now its okay with me as long as there is a ZERO chance of them being rehired as a Federal employee at any level in the future.

    Didn’t Reagan do something like that during the air traffic controllers strike in the early 1980s?

  • Dems unprepared for a partial government shutdown that lasts for months and months

    01/04/2019 7:36:06 AM PST · 51 of 111
    Nip to Mr Rogers

    I suggest that you go back to the 1980 government shutdown. I was a newly assigned Captain assigned to Mather AFB back then.

    If I remember correctly that shut down lasted almost two pay cycles. Those of us living on base didn’t have to worry about mortgage and utility payments, I think there were discussions about issuing military pay scripts to allow shopping in the commissary for food etc.

    We were ordered not to discuss this with our subordinates and students. The wives, on the other hand.....
    Let’s say some of their posters were colorful and directly to the point.

  • Mary Anne Marsh: Demonizing women should NOT be a winning political strategy

    12/17/2018 7:39:43 AM PST · 23 of 43
    Nip to chief lee runamok

    BLUF

    Have you ever watched how group of women establish the pecking order, in private, when there is a new female hire?

    From personal history as a 5-year old: “Mommy, is that the Bitch you have been talking about?”

    If you move into new world (city, neighborhood, school district, job) you have to adapt. It has been that way since Ur was built.

    What this woman is complaining about is she isn’t receiving special treatment because of …. And, her demands based on political correctness aren’t being immediately fulfilled. She doesn’t realize that in all competitive environments respect and privileges are earned not surrendered because of some law/policy.

  • What Nickname Would You Recommend President Trump to Use for Beto O'Rourke?

    12/16/2018 9:01:18 AM PST · 118 of 163
    Nip to PJ-Comix

    Beto the Gecko.

  • How America Broke OPEC

    12/15/2018 11:35:12 AM PST · 16 of 38
    Nip to proxy_user

    You made an EXCLLENT poit about needing $ 90 to cover the government’s budget.

    Having said that I feel compelled to more accurately define the term “Government Budget”. Like almost all third world countries, and Saudi Arabia is definitely a third world country, the bulk of the government’s budget is spent suppressing rebellion. In Saudi Arabia’s case this means direct payments to their citizens so they don’t have to work.

    What happens if the government misses a payment? Look to Paris for an answer.

  • Yellow Jacket protestor loses hand from grenade (warning, graphic!)

    12/08/2018 8:18:25 PM PST · 44 of 67
    Nip to MNDude

    Learned back in 1969 that all grenades are pyrotechnic devices and can go “high order” when you pull the pin to arm them..

    A trainee next to me lost a couple of fingers to a smoke grenade. Learned how to arm smoke grenades and similar, non-HE, devices using only three fingers keeping the palm of my hand well away from the grenade’s casing.

    Didn’t eat much dinner that night.

  • Portland’s next brainstorm: Cops without guns

    12/03/2018 12:40:11 PM PST · 10 of 31
    Nip to BatGuano

    Remember - according to a Supreme Court ruling uniformed police officers have no legal requirement to protect individual citizens. This includes even citizens that have a restraining order against a man who eventually kills the woman who filed for the order.

    If need law enforcement help always request the Sherriff Department. They may be later but they still have a legal requirement to protect and serve the private citizen.

  • Enigmas

    11/30/2018 8:09:21 AM PST · 16 of 18
    Nip to sodpoodle

    How come rocks are acceptable weapons when thrown to protect our children in school but are harmless projectiles when thrown to break our border with Mexico?