Mr K, inclusiveness is the Christian way...I wonder why the good Christian citizens of Colorado Springs will recoil in horror at the idea of a raft of non-white, non-Christian immigrants showing up and reminding us how to strive to be better.
The world's population is already in population overshoot - too many people, too little food, water, oil wars with innocents in the way (collateral damage is a word that makes me physically ill)
Your thoughtful posts give me hope that some of the professed arch-conservatives might just listen in church or understand what they read in their Bibles and finally get the picture that we really all are in this together.
Typo - Mr. Miller, that should read "if you sport a Breitbart tee around"...just so hippyhelper doesn't get panties in a wad go all correcty on me.
Mr K, your thanks for my service is welcome. Not always do I respond that way, because the phrase has become so reflexive as of late.
I can recognize by the sound of their rotors every helicopter we saw: OH13, OH6 (I flew in and sometimes even flew both), Huey (hundreds of air miles logged and I didn't even have a credit card), Chinook (the workhorse that moved our personnel and supplies),CH54 (the Skycrane that moved our guns around the Highlands), and of course the Cobra we all watched in awe. Also, the F4 Phantom, whose eerie whine when using air brakes in a maneuver is still distinctive, the C130 Hercules that carried me around the country occasionally, and finally to Cam Rahn Bay so I could go home. All of those sounds elicit discomfort still.
Thank you for your genuine support.
Donald T Rump, Billy may not have taken him down, but he did at least start the ball rolling. And everyone knows that crap rolls downhill! Looks like it's picking up speed.
And especially for Mr. Miller: You post using your real name because you still have political aspirations...aspirations because you are so convinced you are right. This is free name placement for you, but I'm not sure how far it will go if yu sort a Breitbart tee around. Remember - "Honey badger don't give a shit"...and eventually that sticks to you since that's really all Steve Bannon is about. If those are your principles,and if that mirrors your philosophy then you will get what you deserve.
Me? I'm gratefully isolated in my own little reality with my grapes and apples, my hemp (not marijuana, though I do partake), my wind, solar natgas aspirations, and my delightful opportunity to keep poking at you guys. The biggest thing I've learned is that most folks on here take themselves far too seriously. Lighten up and tell some stories that show you actually relate to the stories you comment on. C'mon, y'all!
Looks like the Trumpster will be taken down by a Bush after all. Billy Bush is George H.W. Bush's nephew and George W's and Jeb's first cousin.
Allow me to thank you for your service, Vietnamized, and to encourage you to keep on posting without holding back. I had a friend in Atlanta who was a Vietnam vet and a poet. The final lines of one of his poems will always haunt me, "Whenever I see a helicopter I expect it to explode."
A statesman? That would be a relief...and a novelty.
I particularly like TINKLE-down economics, where Trump and his buddies stand on tall building and pee on all of us while laughing!
Having been absent from Colorado and the Springs for the majority of her tenure I don't know what she has actually been a part of...but in looking at the county and city infrastructures, the problems with water, Fountain Creek, etc, then maybe retirement would be best for all.
And just how do you think, or suspect (or whatever it is you call your thought process) that Sharia law is coming to a nice little, well-armed, rabidly evangelical burg like Colorado Springs, bobo?
Mr K, you are spot on in both posts, albeit, the status of troops agreement was more like closing the barn door after the cows got out. I was so shaken by Colin Powell's UN speech that I dipped into another deep depression, culminating with a breakdown after the invasion. I sought help at the VA and was fortunate enough to find a psychiatrist who had flown in and out of my Area of Operations in Vietnam and understood exactly what I was going through. He recommended venting my feelings through newspapers, and vent I did. It was very cathartic.
The Kurds would have been extremely happy to have us remain there. They were our first allies in the fight, and have remained so. As far as partitioning is concerned, we never should have participated in the divisions of Iran, Iraq and Kurdistan in the 1920's, but the siren song of oil wealth overcame common sense abut sovereignty, and they rest, as they say, is history.
Thank you for recognizing that I might occasionally say something of substance, unlike some of the others on this venue. Trump's promise to replace Scalia with a Scalia clone doesn't represent change. Quack, quack, as Scalia would quip. Paul O'Neill, thankfully, was in that first big cabinet meet after Bush was inaugurated and later wrote of being told to make plans for war with Saddam Hussein, and the division of oil territories between the major oil cartel players.
History is a cruel mistress when applied with neutrality.
Happyfew, apparently you must have riled up some of the goobers...I hope they do crawl back in their holes and let the 21st century progress without their vitriol.
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Bobo, you are a perfect example of what damage that ignorant, poison spewing mysogynist Trump has done. I am sorry for you! It is a terrible thing leaving in fear.
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