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Ten years, one deployment, 455 days left and...now what? Just lookin for someone to play the game with me now.
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Pictures will follow soon as I got bored and took a shit-ton of pictures of all the Christmas wonderfullness that is currently my house. Christmas night is drinks and snacks at my place for all the twenty-somethings I like...so, if you're around...stop by.
When I raise my hand to take the oath on Swearing In Day, I will have the Bible in my other hand. I do not subscribe to using the Koran in any way. The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran. We need to stop illegal immigration totally and reduce legal immigration and end the diversity visas policy pushed hard by President Clinton and allowing many persons from the Middle East to come to this country. I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped.
The Ten Commandments and “In God We Trust” are on the wall in my office. A Muslim student came by the office and asked why I did not have anything on my wall about the Koran. My response was clear, “As long as I have the honor of representing the citizens of the 5th District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives, The Koran is not going to be on the wall of my office.” Thank you again for your email and thoughts.
I don't think that it's fair as I said before, that it seems like we have a fighting class in our country. That's comprised of people who have to go for either financial reasons or , I don;t think that that is fair. And if you're gonna send people to war, ahh, if, if we all get together and decide we need to go to war then that needs to be shared by everybody. You know and if the President has daughters who are of age then maybe they should go too…now...again, maybe he has a point, maybe there is an imbalance of who is in the military, but is calling out Bush's daughters really all that ballsy? I mean, hell, he's in front of an audience of college students. If he really wanted to be ballsy and take a stand, maybe he should have told them to "go"...whatever that means.
I believe I've talked about this before, but again...read what he actually said, have some common sense and don't mis-represent. But, I don't know if I can blame the USNA lady. Odds are, all she knows is what she heard on FOX and read in the San Diego Union Tribune. I mean, how many people actually take the time to verify what they read/hear on the "news" (especially FOX"news" watchers)?
I guess my point is, across the board, I feel like I'm surrounded by people with opinions (on both sides) who don't take the time to educate themselves, but are more than happy to share their opinions. Worse still, it seems as though the majority of society is fine with that...so, we listen to Matt Damon or Comic Relief or Bill O'Rielly and they rail about what is "wrong" with society and offer no solutions. I guess I'm just...annoyed. Particularly with the left side of the spectrum today. It's so easy for us to fall into the trap of self-aggrandizement and "preaching to the choir". Sitting around and watching Michael Moore movies and patting ourselves on the back for being so "enlightened" without contributing anything toward a solution is useless (which isn't to say there's moral equivalency between doing nothing and actively hurting the country...but that's another posting altogether).
Like we were talking about the other night, we may have lost the football game, but there is no doubt who is more disciplined, professional, etc. You definitely blew them away!
We were very proud of the Corps that day.
This is me being witty as usual...and no, this picture wasn't posed at all...I swear, that's how Natalie and I talk normally...OK...maybe it was a little posed, but that's only because photos don't usually show how truly witty I am.
I believe Erin had just broken the commandment written behind her on the fireplace.
I don't know what she did here...but it must have been bad.
And, a night is never complete without somehow Beating Navy. Those signs are in front of the Supt's house, where I'd eaten shrimp earlier in the night.
This picture just makes me laugh...Doobs, Nat and me...man we're cool.
Here is me with "the cup". You see, when I was a freshman, I got these cups for everyone on our table. I kept mine over the years and used it at every Holiday Dinner...the guy on my left is Mike Thomas...in his elf hat.
The Plebes gave some of us "themed" plates...Emily's was Chanukah (which I can't spell) and Mike's was Halloween...sweetness.
Tim and I took three pictures, this one is the best...
Chip and I took one...this one is, easily, the best
Here's me, Davey and Doobs...looking debonair as always with some loser Eagles in the back making jackasses of themselves...but you gotta love em for it.
Me and Ms. Mary...what would I do without her? Behind and to my left is Mikey B, making another jackass face. I don't think I've seen a picture of him not making a jackass face.
The Firstie Class managed to finish all the kegged beer in the bar...so, they started selling beer by the bucket. This is me celebrating the triumphant return of Koz with our first and second buckets of beer...also our last buckets of beer.
When all was said and done, Chris and I, the Ethics Boys, sat down and pondered the rest of our lives...it was a short ponderation session as it was crazy cold out by then.