Archive for January 10th, 2020

“I answered the call of duty and served my country — and I got fired for it,”

| January 10, 2020 | 108 Comments
“I answered the call of duty and served my country — and I got fired for it,”

Sgt. Maj. Richard Erickson returned to work Monday after being fired by the Postal Service in 2000 for “excessive use of military leave.” (Courtesy of Richard Erickson) It took nearly 20 years, but the Post Office finally was coerced into righting this wrong. Guardsman fired from the Postal Service in 2000 for military service receives […]

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No Surprises Here

| January 10, 2020 | 7 Comments
No Surprises Here

General Salami It ain’t over ‘til it’s over. Even dTrump knows that. I did wonder how long it would be until the information in the linked article came up, and Military Times has provided coverage for it. Iran’s Quds-trained militants are responsible for continued lone wolf rocket attacks on Iraq and on US forces. https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2020/01/10/iran-backed-militia-calls-for-lone-wolf-attacks-against-us-troops/ […]

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Weekend Open Thread

| January 10, 2020 | 107 Comments
Weekend Open Thread

A prank intended for the viewer, or an actual fail? The woman in the middle appears to be giving the middle finger to the person taking the photo. The guy in blue looks like he’s chuckling. Maybe there was a debate prior to this, but the one who wanted to fit the item in the […]

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Man Poses as Marine with Multiple Sclerosis to Solicit Donations

| January 10, 2020 | 22 Comments
Man Poses as Marine with Multiple Sclerosis to Solicit Donations

The publication DelawareOnline reports that Rodney A. Hearn posed as a Marine veteran in order to ask for donations for his multiple sclerosis. Police arrested a Seaford man Tuesday, saying he went door-to-door in a Blades neighborhood asking for donations while posing as a veteran. According to police, Rodney A. Hearn, 44, approached at least […]

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Sgt Slaughter Called out on Stolen Valor

| January 10, 2020 | 49 Comments
Sgt Slaughter Called out on Stolen Valor

The WrestlingInc.com reports that WWE superstar personality “Sgt Slaughter” is being accused of Stolen Valor. Say it isn’t so. In case you have any doubt – Santa Claus is real, wresting is not fake and Epstein killed himself.  *cough* The transgression that Sgt. Slaughter made was making claims in non-kayfabe interviews. In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb) refers to […]

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Valor Friday

| January 10, 2020 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

Sergeant William Wilson Mason continues his articles on those awarded the Medal of Honor twice. Today we honor both Sergeant William Wilson, USA, who distinguished himself post-Civil War as a mounted trooper fighting hostiles in Indian Territories out West, and First Sergeant Henry Hogan, another veteran of the Indian Wars. Here’s Mason: Part four of […]

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Friday FGS

| January 10, 2020 | 7 Comments
Friday FGS

Mossberg MC1sc Mississippi homeowner shoots and kills home invasion suspect in broad daylight: report By Brie Stimson A Mississippi homeowner reportedly shot and killed a suspect attempting to enter his home in broad daylight Tuesday. The Pascagoula, Miss., man reported the crime to police before noon and later told officers he shot the suspected burglar […]

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