Category Archives: Politics & Current Events

Dr. King’s internal struggle

I recently watched the movie “Selma,” about Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts to fight for voting rights. Like most good movies do, the film stirred emotions as it told its story — for me, anger and sadness were the most … Continue reading

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Don’t hate on history (good or bad)

There are not a lot exciting things to do in Montgomery, Alabama. Sure, all cities have their standard options: food, bars, shopping, natural scenery, etc. Montgomery has a bit of that stuff. But as far as attractions, Montgomery leaves a … Continue reading

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To apologize or not to apologize …

I didn’t think Donald Trump would apologize. Most type-A, power-hungry (albeit successful) people usually never do. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-owe-mccain-apology/story?id=32547286 In fact, I think it’s one of those things they’re taught (either by their successful parents or others in their circle.) “Never apologize … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Timeless message

In 2012 I was deployed to the islands in the Southern Philippines, serving as a public affairs officer with the Joint Special Operations Task Force. During the MLK observance, I was asked to say a few words. While some of … Continue reading

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The death of high fructose corn syrup?

(For my Facebook readers, Facebook Notes is horrible at displaying pics with it’s matching blog post. Please click the “view original post” link below to see pics properly.) http://industry.bnet.com/food/10001771/the-death-of-high-fructose-corn-syrup/ I rarely re-post someone else’s thoughts on my own website … … Continue reading

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Another rant about America’s food industry

(For my Facebook readers, Facebook Notes is horrible at displaying pics with it’s matching blog post. Please click the “view original post” link below to see pics properly.) So, when did we replace sandwich bread with the stuff that’s supposed … Continue reading

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More troops on the way

So, the news for the past two days has been about the world’s shock that our President has decided to send more troops to join me here in the ‘stan. I assume that some people were expecting him to make … Continue reading

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President Obama speaks with Airman Jackson (and our team)

By now, you know about Senior Airman Ashley Jackson. You may also remember that she was inside one of our MRAPS when it was attacked by an IED. You may also remember she was awarded a Purple Heart a few … Continue reading

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Don’t fuel the fire

My condolences to the men and women at Fort Hood. May God (no matter what name you choose to call Him by,) bless the victims and their families. Maj Hasan, left, is a Muslim stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. The … Continue reading

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Toothless morons

Congratulations to our Commander-in-Chief, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. While I agree that he inspires hope and has improved the prospect of dialogue with other nations, I admit it is a bit ironic that his prize for peace comes … Continue reading

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