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Almost college football season.  Which I have been waiting for since January for the last 67 years.  Hopefully about the season my football factory (Oklahoma) will have a great season given the new coaches and lots of NIL money to spread around. Now the fan boards lit up that a terrific former OU player and […]

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So after rolling through my favorite 60’s and 70’s tunes ion Utube like to end the night with the patriotic stuff. You know, Battle Hymn of the Republic type songs. Makes me think I didn’t waste my time in the Navy (ok, admit I was a draft dodger; thank you OUNROTC!).  Usually start with Battle […]

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Is Slow Joe Our Most Corrupt President?

 

Think about taking a sabbatical from working with Jack the Mexican on the climate change fraud to work another topic in which I actually might have some expertise.  Looking over Slow Joe’s finances and I saw a reference to his net worth in 2009, before he became VP,  as $30,000. I think this is an obvious mistake. I was worth more than that as a Navy Lt. in 1974. I assume it was $300K since he had been sucking on taxpayer money of over $100K a year for 36 years. Maybe Hunter got it. Still not very impressive.

Today Joe’s worth more than $9 million with two properties worth over $4 million. San Fran stuff. How did he get there so fast? He didn’t do much heavy lifting for Obama. MSM says it was his cool $8 million for his valuable insights paid for some ignored books. And his great salary teaching at some college and his wife’s contributions. Does anything smell yet? So, nothing involving Hunter, his Russian, Ukrainian and Chinese pals? The Big Guy got nothing? An IRS auditor seeing this involving a guy named Trump would be at Condition One. I will start doing some checking. Might be a neat campaign ad. The guy is not only senile, stupid, and mean, he is a crook.

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So the wife gets NY Times on the weekends.  But she pays for my WS Journal stuff so I shut up. Best one in weeks on this the Times front page “As gas prices fall, President chases a win.”  Laughed and spilled my coffee on the computer.  Guy who guts our production, goes begging to […]

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Air Force Studs

 

Even as a youngster, I was a fan of the Air Force.  Dad was a Marine Corps pilot but never forgot his missions working with the Army Air Corps (AF in WWII). He was based in Ulithi, with most of the US Navy and Army Air Corps, before the invasion McArthur pushed for in the Leyte invasion. Army transports stressed getting all the support the troops needed and Air Corps CO asked Dad’s CO if Marine Corps aviators could help.  No problem.  So several missions via Peleliu, which Marines and Army had finally secured, to Leyte.  So on one trip back, dad had an Army general aboard. Then AA fire from Navy ships, not getting the proper message.  Dad’s message “Flag aboard,” even though not the proper term for an Army guy, got through and he survived his closest call in the war.

I loved the air shows at Tinker Air Force Base in OKC as a kid.  Then in law school, several of my classmates were AF ROTC.  Then they got crappy AF JAGC assignments.  North Dakota, Marysville, CA, while I went to NY and San Francisco. Sister married into an Air Force family, father-in-law West Point, brother-in-law AFA.  AF ROTC rejected me as I had more than five school parking tickets. OK, the Navy looked good to me. It kept me from getting drafted.

Carrier Pilots

 

From my own experience on a Navy aircraft carrier in late 1972 I was in awe of pilots like most staff officers. Probably the most exciting experience for a Navy officer other than, maybe, Seal duty. But these guys were getting their asses shot at almost every day flying from Yankee station.  Very brave guys.

Then I find out Air Force pilots were in our air group. What the hell? Why would a Zoomie flying jets who could land in on a level air field in Thailand want to hook up with a bunch of semi-drunk sailors on a 300-yard platform bobbing up and down in the Tonkin Gulf? Then I found out.

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Starting to read the reviews of our new DA,  K. Jennings, appointed after we kicked the Soros D.A. out last month.  Was a prosecutor before Boudin suggested she leave.  Immediately whacked Boudin’s pro criminal types in the DA’s office.  Says she will actually put felons in jail instead of letting them crack into our cars […]

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So reading in the Pit about folks describing homeless in Colorado Springs which we are thinking about as our California escape. Say what?  Walking the dog in San Fran and see some clothes strewn about on the sidewalks – sweaters, shirt, even some jackets.  Maybe they had to shed them on one of San Francisco […]

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Always thought the guy had a dim bulb.  Recall on old Nebraska Republican Senator in the 70’s, naturally can’t remember his name, who had the title of dumbest Senator. But after watching Slow Joe’s performance at the Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings thought this idiot was definitely in the Top 10.  Of course his lying, […]

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Still early. Did not announce the mail in ballots until 8:45 although every other county in California putting out results after the polls closed.  Weird. Only releasing the absentee voting. 105,000- more than for any office in California or any other ballot prop. 61% to kick Boudin’s ass over the moon.  But talking heads saying […]

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So for all the folks who could not figure out which carrier I was talking about in my Navy stories, which I thought would take about 30 seconds on Google to find, my old ship the Kitty Hawk getting towed into a ship yard in Brownsville, Texas today to cut chopped into a million pieces. […]

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So California Rule of Court says don’t submit any briefs on an appeal with over 14,000 words. Appellate specialists (not me) charge $50K or more in the big cases. To cut down the words and make it real simple. Unlike our pal. 16,000 words a day and no end to it. At least he doesn’t […]

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So the  California ballot it is a free for all so you can vote for any party candidate.  One state office, can’t even remember now, was not Gov., Lt.Gov, Attny Gen, or Controller (voted for the R CPA), had two Rs running. One a teamster truck driver.  The other a retired warehouseman.  Tough choice.  Wish […]

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Abortion Math

 

Apropos of Dr. B’s question about public views on abortion, which are now all over the net, I tend to trust Powerline’s Gallup thread. So, two-to-one, the public is ok with abortion bans for the first trimester. In line with Roe. Then it shifts, about two-to-one against for the second trimester, the gray area the Supreme Court has wrestled with for 50 years; then four-to-one against third trimester abortions. I did not see a separate line for “partial birth” abortion but assume at least 90% of folks would say no.

So, other than Catholics like me who were taught at age seven from the Baltimore catechism that life begins at conception (probably most of the one-third against) most people have no problem with the original Roe ruling. And no state has yet to ban all abortions. Texas and my Okies set the deadline at 15 weeks.  Since 15 weeks is past the first trimester (I assume 39 weeks pregnancy, trimester a third, so 13 weeks) no extinguishment of a “constitutional” right by any state so far. Doubt there will be any.

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Since our youngest is now 40 cannot remember the last Easter Egg hunt I was on with the kids. Enjoyed Slow Joe’s experience yesterday. But had a new one. Our little Maltese mutt goes ape on the weekends as I then take her to the “P” – the Presidio.  Little park just to the west […]

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GLD, Mule and other US highway road warrior types:  So flight to DFW and then driving to Nashville to see the daughter’s new place and a possible escape landing spot from San Fran next year.  Wife has clot issues so couldn’t fly there. Hot Springs and Memphis look like the coolest spots to check out […]

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80 years ago on Monday. USS Hornet now a museum in Alameda, Cal. One of my friends from my carrier adventures 50 years ago a guide.  Big celebration tomorrow in honor of the Doolittle raid and offered to get me in since I had never been there.  But don’t like crowds. PBS from Boston has […]

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