Monthly Archives: May 2011

Seems Appropriate

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Me and dad. My past Memorial Day posts: 2006, another from 2006, from 2007, and from 2008

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Sunday, May 29, 2011 News Update

We have it in our power to begin the world over again. –Thomas Paine1776 — Common Sense Gates to USNA grads: Real leadership is rare Lockheed Martin Hit by Unspecified Cyber Incident Suspected Al Qaeda Gunmen Reportedly Seize Yemeni City … Continue reading

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The Civil War

I’ll be headed over to Gettysburg and Antietam shortly, and I have been reviewing Civil War history via several sources. John Brown and his raid on Harper’s Ferry served as a precursor. Been there. The first land battle took place … Continue reading

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Saturday, May 28, 2011 News Update

“Whoever attentively considers the different departments of power must perceive, that, in a government in which they are separated from each other, the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights … Continue reading

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I Have a Purple Heart

I was an Army brat the first few years of my life. I have vague memories (or memories of memories?) of several Army posts; in Georgia, in Arizona, and another place or two. Then my dad was deployed to some … Continue reading

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Friday, May 27, 2011 News Update

“America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine Providence in behalf of the human race.” –American essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Bomber kills 24 in Pakistan; U.S. military mission trimmed … Continue reading

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 News Update

“Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation.” –James Madison Analysis: Pakistan raid raises nuclear fears Egypt to Open Only Border Crossing With Gaza Strip

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 News Update

“The construction applied … to those parts of the Constitution of the United States which delegate Congress a power … ought not to be construed as themselves to give unlimited powers.” –Thomas Jefferson Gates: defense cuts will mean smaller military … Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 News Update

“Observe good faith and justice towards all Nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” –George Washington Army mulls future of National Guard, Reserve Pakistani Troops Retake Naval Base From Militants

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