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Archive for February 2008

02/27 Wednesday Hero: Michael E. Koch

February 27, 2008

Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Michael E. Koch29 years old from State College, PennsylvaniaEast Coast-based SEAL teamFebruary 4, 2008 “There are only approximately 2,500 SEALs in the Navy and they really are a brotherhood,” said Naval Special Warfare spokesman Lt. David Luckett. “This is another unfortunate reminder of the risks and sacrifices these amazing […]

02/23 Hockey Notes

February 23, 2008

There was a lot of discussion at the GM meeting Wednesday. Goalie gear changes were discussed. A changes to the kicking rule was actually instituted. As long as the skate does not leave the ice, any goal scored counts now. I’m not in favor of 1 minute penalties in overtime, though. 2 minutes makes penalties […]

02/20 Wednesday Hero: Navy Seal Nathan H. Hardy

February 20, 2008

Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Nathan H. Hardy29 years old from Durham, New HampshireEast Coast-based SEAL teamFebruary 4, 2008 It was Hardy’s fourth deployment in Iraq, according to his father, Stephen Hardy, a professor of kinesiology a the University of New Hampshire. His mother, Donna Hardy, is an administrative assistant in UNH’s psychology department. […]

02/18 Morning Report

February 18, 2008

I’ve read enough science fiction that yesterday’s headline really made me smile…mostly because of the way it was worded: Hopes rise for finding alien Earths. The concept of an alien earth made me laugh. Meanwhile, closer to home, Hugo Chavez backed off of threats to halt exports to the US. Chavez had been claiming that […]

02/14 Hockey Notes

February 14, 2008

(…school has kept me out of touch for a week or so on the subject of hockey, so here is trip through some recent headlines…just to bring things up to date…) Monday‘s article by Matt Johnson may seem like just another rant on NHL officiating. But, the truth is, he highlights a growing problem—inconsistent officiating. […]

02/13 Wednesday Hero: Cpl. Ryan J. Buck

February 13, 2008

Cpl. Ryan J. Buckley21 years old from Nokomis, Illinois2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne (Air Assault)June 26, 2006 “His platoon leaders described him as the type of soldier every leader wants: A very talented, dedicated soldier, who did everything that was asked of him.” That’s what Lt. Col. Greg Butts, […]

02/07 Morning Report

February 7, 2008

Once again, painting the Republicans as the bad guys, yesterday’s NY TIMES headline read ”G.O.P. Senators Block Democrats’ Stimulus Plan”. The slanted article spent most of it’s time focusing on how the Democrats are trying to help more people. But it did mention a few important, little known truths… To pressure Republicans from cold-weather states […]

02/06 Wednesday Hero: Robert S. Cone

February 6, 2008

This week’s hero is a good one. Robert Cone is the second Cousin of Wednesday Hero’s partner in crime, Greta. Robert S. Cone85 years old from Delray Beach, Florida506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Surrounded by family, feted by a U.S. congressman and a Veterans of Foreign Wars color guard, one of the few […]

02/05 Morning Report

February 5, 2008

Did you know it isn’t enough to talk about overcoming racism? Now days, at schools, you also have to support the anti-family agenda of the left. You may know Ken Hutcherson’s name from his pro football days or, more recently, his pro-family activism in defense of traditional marriage. But Hutcherson’s daughter was introducing her father […]