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While the US military seems to be pulling back from international activities, Russia is expanding their range of military action.  As much as I think that the time is long past for us to play world policeman, this truly bothers me.

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I really have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand I never really expected this to end any other way than the way that it has, but at the same time the eternal optimist in me keeps hoping that our elected leaders will see the handwriting on the wall and actually fix our fiscal house. More and more I fear that the day when our entire government and society implodes is not far off.

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Vicars are not line officers, and hence do not have authority to give orders, so I very, very strongly request that all read this.

Now ask yourself why we re-elected our president.

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Those who get at least a portion of their news from one of the network news shows have become accustomed to seeing the obligatory former military “analyst”  give his thoughts. While I really do not wish to denigrate these guys, most of them appear to be men who did a decent job while serving, but really did not distinguish themselves.

The same cannot be said for General Patrick Brady, in Vietnam, he had among the most dangerous of jobs an Army helicopter pilot could have. As a Dustoff pilot. General Brady flew unarmed helicopters into the thick of battle.His job was to evacuate the wounded, and for his service General Brady was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

People may not agree with what he says, or with his politics, but General Brady has earned the right to be taken seriously. This piece is well worth the read.

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Suppose North Korea develops a full blown case of cranial rectal insertion, and launches an attack against the South. What would be the proper course of action for the USA to take? This assumes of course, that our own leadership is competent.

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1.Have *any* of Obama’s appointees been competent in their jobs?

 

2. Have any of Obama’s appointees demonstrated that they actually want what is best for the USA?

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Given President Obama’s tendency to ignore our Constitution, one wonders just how he managed to get a job teaching constitutional law at one of the nation’s top law schools. In any case, here is a video of the president of my Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, testifying to a House committee on the problems with the President’s latest “Obamanation”.

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According to official IRS figures, the income at which one moves into that nasty top 1% is about $380,000. it also seems that Mr Buffett’s poor mistreated secretary makes between $200,000 and $500,000 per year.

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For years we heard from out friends on the left about Bush’s “helping” his “rich” buddies at the expense of the nation. Now there is this. It seems that some very curious actions have come out of the White House, actions which coincidentally benefit large Obama donors.

Is it any wonder that our fellow Americans have so little use for our elected leaders?

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I may be paranoid, but this looks an awful lot like the Administration trying to punish Standard and Poors.

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Either that, or Obama is incompetent as a lawyer. This article from National Review on-line makes a pretty good case that the Administration is legally and constitutionally bound to service our debt, even if nothing else gets paid. What is more, contrary to the claims of some of our leftest buddies, government transfer payments(Welfare, Social Security, etc) do not count as debt.

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Should the Congress refuse to approve additional borrowing, and should the Administration choose to not service the outstanding debt, what would be the proper action for the people?

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My money is on Mr. Netanyahu.

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After running the Federal deficit to unheard of levels, our President is now talking frugality and budget balancing. One sign that he is not serious is this article.

In another forum, I have suggested that the 747s be replaced with a couple Boeing Business Jets. Considering the sorry state of our elected leadership, I have begun to wonder if we shouldn’t just fly the whole bunch around in an “A” model C130, with three bladed props!

For the uninitiated, I have been told that three bladed props give a rougher ride than the four bladed variety.

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To: Supreme General Raygun

From: The Vicar

RE:Recent Court Ruling concerning Homosexuals in the Military.

General, your experience in the regular forces is more recent than mine. Do you believe that there will be problems among the troops, now that the courts have once again inserted themselves into the nation’s defense? Do you think that the problems will be sever enough to degrade our mission readiness?

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