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Archive for January 2008

01/30 Wednesday Hero: SSgt Justin Whiting

January 30, 2008

SSgt. Justing R. Whiting27 years old from Hancock, New York3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)January 19, 2008 Staff Sgt. Justin R. Whiting, a Special Forces medical sergeant sustained fatal wounds when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive devise 16 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq. He is survived by his mother, Estelline, of […]

01/27 Hockey Notes

January 27, 2008

Well, the NHL decided to extend the broadcast contract with Versus. One of the better analyses of the NHL/Versus broadcast deal came out the other day at Sports Business News. Living in one of those areas where I can’t get Versus, as an old time hockey fan, is really bad. What would be nice is […]

01/25 Morning Report

January 25, 2008

There are more donation scandal problems facing Democrats. This time, it’s about Obama, the apparent closet Muslim. Along with taking donations from Antoin “Tony” Rezko, who is now under investigation by federal authorites on corruption charges, Obama also bought a piece of real estate from him while Rezko was under grand jury investigation. Obama claims […]

01/23 Wednesday Hero: Capt. Lyle L. Gordon

January 23, 2008

Airmen from the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at an air base in Southwest Asia prepare a C-17 Globemaster III for an airdrop mission Jan. 14 to deliver humanitarian supplies to coalition forces in Afghanistan These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to […]

01/22 Morning Report

January 22, 2008

What happened to religious freedom in America? It seems to be a right for some, but not others. I’llyou’re you think I’m about to bash christian groups. I’m not. It appears that Athiests, Wiccans and Agnostics have more rights and priviledges than Christians in the military. If that’s true of the military, and it is […]

01/18 Hockey Notes

January 18, 2008

The NHL is starting to limit the number of international players. The problem is most fo them end up in the minors. According to the IIHF, out of the 59 European players who were signed by NHL clubs prior to the 2007-2008 season only six are on NHL rosters, 46 were assigned to the minor […]

01/16 Wednesday Hero: Cpl. Phillip E. Baucus

January 16, 2008

Cpl. Phillip E. Baucus28 years old from Wolf Creek, Montana3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary ForceJuly 29, 2006 Marine Cpl. Phillip E. Baucus was the nephew of Montana Senator Max Baucus. He joined the corps in 2002 and was sent to Iraq in March of 2005. Cpl. Baucus was killed […]

01/08 Wednesday Hero: Sgt. Frank T. Carvill

January 9, 2008

Sgt. Frank T. Carvill51 years old from Carlstadt, New Jersey3rd Battalion, 112th Field ArtilleryJune 04, 2004 When Frank T. Carvill told his sister he had been called up to go to Iraq, she was stunned. “Gee, Frank, are you going to be part of the AARP battalion?” she teased. Carvill joined the Guard in the […]

01/08 Morning Report

January 8, 2008

Iran is playing games in the Gulf, again. I realize that 5 armed speedboats are no match in open waters for 3 navy warships. But, the significance cannot be overlooked. Attention getting is one thing. Deliberately sparking an international incident is something altogether different. The commander of the Hopper, a guided-missile destroyer, was “very close […]

1/6 Morning Report

January 6, 2008

I’ve been hit by the flu, so I thought I would do something light today. My 12 year old sent this to me the other day. In this time of political bruhaha, I thought this was appropriate to share. Meet Gollum…I mean, Hillary…I mean…well, you decide.