Tag: Draft

Join Jim and Greg as they salute the stunning dedication of employees at a polypropylene plant in Pennsylvania. They’re also staggered by more than 26 million jobs lost and discuss how to re-engage the economy responsibly. And they assess data suggesting there were tens of thousands of coronavirus cases in American cities by March 1. Finally, they forecast tonight’s NFL Draft and Greg has fun imagining how National Review drafted Jim Geraghty back in the day.

It’s a big day on the Three Martini Lunch!  Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America start by welcoming the news that Leif Olson has been re-hired at the Labor Department just one day after he was falsely accused of anti-Semitism by Bloomberg Law.  Then they are encouraged that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is also quite leery of any peace deal with the Taliban.  And they unload on politicians in San Francisco for labeling the National Rifle Association.

Then, as the NFL begins it’s 100th season, Jim and Greg put a political twist on the occasion and have a lot of fun by holding a fantasy football draft involving the Democratic presidential candidates!

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America fume after a federal judge decides the debate over whether women should have to register for the draft has gone on long enough and rules the all-male draft is unconstitutional.  They also defend California Sen. Dianne Feinstein after supporters of the Green New Deal send small children to beg Feinstein to join their cause.  Then Jim unleashes a powerful response as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questions whether the planet is in such peril that young people should no longer have children.  And they have their favorite catch phrase ready as former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid bashes Pres. Trump and says he misses President George W. Bush, whom Reid derided as a loser and a liar a decade ago.

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When @vectorman reminded me a month or so ago that I was late in uploading my QoTD, I replied that I had had it ready, but it was late since I “had problems with the draft” (i.e. it disappeared). It occured to me later that the phrase “trouble with the draft” used to have a […]

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To judge from the discussion happening on the main feed right now, there is a large contingent of Ricochetti who believe Muhammad Ali’s history as a draft dodger to be so damning that we should begrudge him the generous eulogy standard for American public figures at this time. Apparently any attempt to view the great […]

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During the debate last weekend, the candidates (starting with Rubio) were asked their stance on women being required to sign up for Selective Service. Rubio answered yes, and people lost their minds. Apparently, listening to the whole statement and following the thought from one complete sentence to the next is too much for some. Here’s the transcript of the exchange:

Reinstate the Draft

 

357px-UnclesamwantyouWhile watching the riots in Baltimore, considered a possible solution to the situation of so many young black men who are uneducated, unemployed, and otherwise not socialized: a return to the draft.

I recall Ed Koch, the former Mayor of New York, saying that the only vote he regretted when he was in Congress was the vote to end the draft. He explained that the draft took young men out of the inner city and placed them in a highly structured and disciplined environment. The mayor went on to say that many of the young men matured and developed a direction to pursue in life. When I was in the Army, strong black sergeants were often the toughest on young black soldiers. For the first time, many of the young soldiers were experiencing a strong male figure.

As a conservative, I recognize that a draft is a significant infringement of personal liberty. However, the situation is dire and the times require drastic measures. In addition to the benefits of military life, the soldiers could pursue their education through the G.I. Bill and return to civilian life as contributing members. I know that the military should not be used as a social welfare organization. However, the military would also benefit with a significant increase in manpower and by an expansion of the percentage of the population that experiences the sacrifices of military service. Something must be done to break the dysfunctional cycle that exists in most of our major cities. Mandatory military service could be part of the solution.