| Political Talk|| NYT Op-Ed "Americans and Their Military, Drifting Apart" - Wolfhound45 on 5/28/13 at 8:00 am|
An interesting topic that bears some consideration and discussion.
[quote]STANFORD, Calif. — AFTER fighting two wars in nearly 12 years, the United States military is at a turning point. So are the American people. The armed forces must rethink their mission. Though the nation has entered an era ...
| Political Talk|| CBS Chicago - School Closing Opponents Call Mayor A Racist Liar - Wolfhound45 on 3/22/13 at 8:07 pm|
[quote]CHICAGO (CBS) – The Chicago Public Schools’ plan to close 53 schools and 61 buildings, mostly in black neighborhoods, has some West Side residents vowing to fight the Emanuel admin...
| Political Talk|| Curious - What Do Progressives/Liberals Say They "Do Not" Do Well? - Wolfhound45 on 11/17/12 at 10:34 am|
I know this post is going to attract a lot of those of a conservative bent, but that is not the point. I have noticed that when those from the left/liberal/progressive persuasion enter into a discussion, they tend to be very uniform/united in their presentation of the facts as they know them. Very r...
| Political Talk|| BG - Report says $67.9 billion in defense budget is idled away - Wolfhound45 on 11/16/12 at 10:34 am|
Since we had a recent discussion on the budget deficit and ways to control costs, enjoy...
November 16, 2012
[b]Report Says $67.9 Billion In Defense Budget Is Idled Away[/b]
By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff
WASHINGTON -- They called it the Red Balloon Challe...
| Political Talk|| WT - Head of Africa Command not forced out - Wolfhound45 on 11/8/12 at 8:39 am|
November 8, 2012
Head of Africa Command not forced out
By Rowan Scarborough, The Washington Times
The Obama administration's decision to grant retirement to the top general of U.S. Africa Command is part of the internal jockeying that goes on among the militar...
| Political Talk|| NYT - Back To Work, Obama Is Greeted By Looming Fiscal Crisis - Wolfhound45 on 11/8/12 at 8:07 am|
[quote]New York Times
November 8, 2012
Back To Work, Obama Is Greeted By Looming Fiscal Crisis
By Jackie Calmes and Peter Baker
Newly re-elected, President Obama moved quickly on Wednesday to open negotiations with Congressional Republican leaders over the main unfinished business of...
| Political Talk|| Congratulations to President Obama - Wolfhound45 on 11/7/12 at 10:22 am|
...and Vice President Biden on your re-election.
I did not vote for you but I will praying for you and your administration over the next four years.
| Political Talk|| WT - Lack Of Strike Force Impeded Benghazi Response - Wolfhound45 on 10/29/12 at 7:41 am|
October 29, 2012
Lack Of Strike Force Impeded Benghazi Response
Africa Command, still in building phase, was missing rapid-response capability
By Rowan Scarborough, The Washington Times
As U.S. Africa Command waited for any order to rescue Americans on Sept. 11 ...
| Political Talk|| Indoctrinated liberal 'zombie-children' sing about Obama's potential loss - Wolfhound45 on 10/27/12 at 11:19 am|
Imagine an America
Where strip mines are fun and free
Where gays can be fixed
And sick people just die
And oil fills the sea
We don’t have to pay for freeways!
Our schools are good enough
Give us end...
| Political Talk|| Politico Pro - D.C. Caught Off Guard By Obama Sequester Vow - Wolfhound45 on 10/23/12 at 11:13 am|
October 23, 2012
D.C. Caught Off Guard By Obama Sequester Vow
By Philip Ewing
President Barack Obama startled Washington during Monday night's foreign policy debate when he said billions in automatic Pentagon cuts “will not happen" — a line that could weaken his bargaining powe...
| Political Talk|| Newsweek - The Truth Behind the Benghazi Attack - Wolfhound45 on 10/22/12 at 7:06 am|
October 29, 2012
The Truth Behind The Benghazi Attack
The blow-by-blow of the killing of Ambassador Stevens.
By Jamie Dettmer, Christopher Dickey and Eli Lake
| Political Talk|| Daily Witness - Crowley’s Fake Fact Check: Debate Conspiracy? - Wolfhound45 on 10/19/12 at 9:00 am|
Unlike the first debate which produced an inarguable victory for Romney followed by a real electoral bounce, the sequel was anticlimactically typical: an inconclusive ...
| Political Talk|| WSJ - Early Uncertainty On Libya Account - Wolfhound45 on 10/19/12 at 7:02 am|
ETA: Subscriber link removed - please see article below....
| Political Talk|| NYT - Suspect in Libya Attack, in Plain Sight, Scoffs at U.S. - Wolfhound45 on 10/19/12 at 6:54 am|
October 19, 2012
New York Times
October 19, 2012
Suspect In Libya Attack, In Plain Sight, Scoffs At U.S.
By David D. Kirkpatrick
BENGHAZI, Libya — W...
| Political Talk|| WaPo - Militant jihadists’ rise in Arab world imperils region’s stability - Wolfhound45 on 10/16/12 at 2:40 pm|
| Political Talk|| Washington Times - Colonel’s class on radical Islam leaves career in limbo - Wolfhound45 on 10/15/12 at 9:08 am|
| Political Talk|| Washington Post - A President Shying From War - Wolfhound45 on 10/12/12 at 7:16 am|
A pretty good opinion piece from the Washington Post in the Early Bird this morning. Note that Michael Gerson is a former chief speechwriter for President Bush.
October 12, 2012
A President Shying From War
By Michael Gerson
The beginning of congressional h...
| Political Talk|| Andrew Sullivan Commentary - The Daily Beast - Wolfhound45 on 10/8/12 at 11:16 pm|
Saw this linked from the Drudge Report and had to post;
[link=(http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/10/did-obama-just-throw-the-entire-election-away.html)]Did Obama Just Throw the Entire Election Away?[/link]
A snippet ~
[quote]I'm trying to see a silver lining. But when a president...
| SEC Rant|| Best excuse if your team loses on January 9th - Wolfhound45 on 1/2/12 at 11:46 am|
As much as I have enjoyed all of the weak sauce flame attempts for the past three weeks, I figured it was time for a little fun. So, take a moment and think up your best excuse if your team loses on January 9th and post it here. Let's see who can get the closest match for the morning of January 10th...
| Tiger Rant|| Any NJ Tiger Fans? - Wolfhound45 on 12/7/11 at 8:37 pm|
Trying to see if anyone in NJ is getting together on January 9th. Stationed at Fort Dix. TIA. ...
| Tiger Rant|| Anyone getting together in Fayetteville, NC tomorrow? - Wolfhound45 on 11/24/11 at 12:00 pm|
I know that LSU Carolinas Is getting together in Charlotte tomorrow. Trying to find something closer to Fort Bragg/Pope Army Airfield.
Anyone doing anything in central North Carolina?...
| Political Talk|| WAPO - Federal agencies preparing for shutdown, White House says - Wolfhound45 on 2/23/11 at 3:13 pm|
[link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/22/AR2011022206829.html?referrer=reddit)]Federal agencies preparing for shutdown, White House says[/link]
[quote]By Ed O'Keefe
Federal agencies are preparing to operate at reduced levels if a government shutdown occurs, but th...
| Political Talk|| Joe Klein - Wisconsin: The Hemlock Revolution - Wolfhound45 on 2/19/11 at 9:49 pm|
Excellent (and balanced) blog by none other than Joe Klein of Time magazine.
Just an excerpt;
[quote]Revolutions everywhere--in the middle east, in the middle west. But there is a ...
| Political Talk|| Levity - Alerts to Terror Threats in 2011 Europe - Wolfhound45 on 2/17/11 at 2:33 pm|
My apologies if this has been posted previously...
[quote][b]ALERTS TO TERROR THREATS IN 2011 EUROPE[/b]
By John Cleese
The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, security ...
| Political Talk|| Article IV, Section 4, Clause 1 - - Wolfhound45 on 2/4/11 at 7:39 pm|
[quote]The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,[/quote]
This is always been a point of interest/contention for me. It never ceases to amaze me when political figures speak of our country being democracy when our constitution is clear on what ...
| Political Talk|| A Lack of Critical Thinking Skills in College? - Wolfhound45 on 1/21/11 at 5:11 pm|
Say it ain't so!
| SEC Rant|| Dennis Dodd article on CBSSports.com - Wolfhound45 on 12/24/10 at 10:59 pm|
Not trying to show any love for the Arkie fans, but come on...
[link=(http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/14479220/feigned-ignorance-equals-bliss-full-bowl-roster-for-ohio-state)]Feigned ignorance equals bliss, full bowl roster for Ohio State[/link]
How low are we going to sink?
| SEC Rant|| Bammers - any update... - Wolfhound45 on 11/26/10 at 10:12 pm|
...on McElroy? Hope the kid is all right.
[link=(http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5853161)]Alabama QB Greg McElroy concussed[/link]...
| Tiger Rant|| CBSsports.com Article - LSU Quarterbacks - Wolfhound45 on 10/21/10 at 9:24 pm|
[link=(http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/14166551/shaky-quarterback-play-has-lsu-fans-bonkers-in-the-bayou)]Shaky quarterback play has LSU fans bonkers in the Bayou[/link]
[quote]The same fans clamoring to bury LSU quarterback Jarrett Lee two years ago are the same fans yearning for ...