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All obstruction all the time

The Democratic Party of Hubert Humphrey, Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Scoop Jackson is ancient history. The Democratic Party of Barack Obama, Harry Reid, aka The One-Man Pocket Veto, and (especially) Chuck Schumer can be described succinctly. They party of Obama, Reid and Schumer is all obstruction, all the time. This article highlights just how unhinged […]

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Doug Schoen’s patriotism

When I wrote this post early Monday morning, I was stunned at what Doug Schoen, Bill Clinton’s former pollster, said on Fox Report with Harris Faulkner. What caught my attention is what half-frightened Ms. Faulkner. Mr. Schoen said “As you know, I have been a supporter of Secretary Clinton… But given that this investigation is […]

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Happy Dependence Day for my Leftist Friends and Happy Independence Day for Normal People

Exactly five years, I created a Declaration of Dependence for my statist readers. It was supposed to be satire, but after looking at some new estimates of dependency, I now wonder whether I accidentally foretold America’s future. Anyhow, here’s how my attempt to be funny began. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all […]

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Is Defending Tax Competition Akin to “Trading with the Enemy”?

When I was younger, my left-wing friends said conservatives unfairly attacked them for being unpatriotic and anti-American simply because they disagreed on how to deal with the Soviet Union. Now the shoe is on the other foot. Last decade, a Treasury Department official accused me of being disloyal to America because I defended the fiscal […]

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Trump disparages activists

Jim Geraghty’s post, titled If You’re Explaining, You Los- Eh, No, Wait, You’re Doing Your Job., demolishes Donald Trump’s fanatical rant that voters were disenfranchised. When Geraghty wrote “You vote for delegates at your precinct March 1; the delegates you elect vote among themselves for delegates to district and statewide conventions; at the district and […]

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Branch Trumpidians vs. reality

Today’s big news from the campaign trail is that Sen. Cruz won a majority of delegates to the Republican National Convention. Since the delegates are technically not bound, however, it’s impossible to state with certainty that they’re Cruz delegates. On the pro-Trump spin trail, Trump’s supporters insist that following the well-written and long-established rules for […]

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Red Skelton’s gift to America

I’ve watched the video of Red Skelton reciting the Pledge of Allegiance many times. It’s never failed to lift my spirits. Here is that video: This most recent time, a few words struck me and stayed with me, possibly because of recent events. Here’s the text of Red Skelton’s commentary on the Pledge of Allegiance: […]

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Alternative Currencies Such as Bitcoin Are a Valuable Insurance Policy against Feckless Government

Before getting to the main topic today, here are some excerpts from a New York Post story that patriotic American readers will appreciate. It deals with a protest. …the group Disarm the Police…had announced on social media that they had planned to burn the flag in protest of NYPD policies. But the event didn’t go […]

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Proud to be an American: The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Video!

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HISTORY

In 1947, while the jet age was still in its infancy, military aviation was hurtled into the future with the creation of the U.S. Air Force as a separate service.  Just six years later, on May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influenced in part by the strong Native American culture and folklore from the southwestern United States where Luke Air Force Base is located.

Seven officers and 22 enlisted were selected for the first demonstration team.  Major Dick Catledge, a training squadron commander at Luke AFB, was chosen as the team’s leader.  Twins Bill and Buck Pattillo were selected and flew the left and right wing, respectively.  The Pattillos, both captains, were ideal choices as both had flown with a demonstration team for the previous three years.  For the difficult position of slot, the position sandwiched between both wingmen and behind the leader, Capt. Bob Kanaga was selected.  The spare pilot was Capt. Bob McCormick. Like the Pattillo brothers, he also had demonstration team experience.  First Lieutenant Aubry Brown served as the maintenance officer for the team.  Lieutenant Brown, along with Master Sgt. Earl Young, selected 21 enlisted men to help maintain the team’s aircraft.  Captain Bill Brock was the final officer selected for the team. 

He served as the information officer and team narrator.

From these humble beginnings and this group of men, the Air Force Thunderbird legend was born.
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Libertarianism and the Proper Meaning of Patriotism

Since we’re enjoying a long holiday weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, let’s take a moment to ponder patriotism. I’ve always been inspired (in more ways than one) by this t-shirt. My patriotism is for American principles, not the federal government. Indeed, I’m very proud that a Clinton Administration official once accused me of being […]

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Patriotism personified

Harry Reid’s disgraceful diatribe included his accusation that people who told the truth about the Affordable Care Act’s disasters were un-American. Sen. Reid’s accusation is disgusting, one worthy of throwing him out of the Senate. Still, let’s not dwell on Sen. Reid’s comments to the exclusion of learning the definition of patriotism. Without a doubt, […]

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The Confederate Corner with George Neat Rantastic version – October 15th

This episode: So many issues, so little time! If it’s not healthcare, it’s the government shutdown. How about Michelle Obama’s garden? Or maybe it’s Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s statement about gay marriage. Yes, George is on a roll tonight! Only … Continue reading . . . → Read More: The Confederate Corner with George Neat Rantastic version – October 15th . . . → Read More: The Confederate Corner with George Neat Rantastic version – October 15th

The Right War on FTR – Ep 32

Tonight, Liz and Taylor do not talk very much. It is a time to remember. Listen to important speeches from 2001, and beyond, on the September 11th attacks. Then, The Pint-Sized Pundit weighs in on the possibility of a war … Continue reading . . . → Read More: The Right War on FTR – Ep 32 . . . → Read More: The Right War on FTR – Ep 32

A Tale Of Two Presidents

There was a time we had a president who loved his country and appreciated its history. Now we have one that questions the wisdom of the first revolution. . . . → Read More: A Tale Of Two Presidents . . . → Read More: A Tale Of Two Presidents

American Culture (Happy 4th!)

Steven Crowder explains what American Culture really is. Happy 4th of July! . . . → Read More: American Culture (Happy 4th!) . . . → Read More: American Culture (Happy 4th!)

Question of the Week: What do I think of the NSA/Snowden Controversy?

To save readers some time, the honest answer to the question is that I don’t have many profound thoughts about the controversy surrounding Edward Snowden and snooping by the National Security Agency. But since I’ve been asked by several people to pontificate on the matter, I won’t let trivial obstacles such as lack of knowledge […] . . . → Read More: Question of the Week: What do I think of the NSA/Snowden Controversy? . . . → Read More: Question of the Week: What do I think of the NSA/Snowden Controversy?