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Comment by michael ruotolo` on June 15, 2016 at 10:56am

Good morning troops, I hope everybody is safe and healthy or reasonably so. Harold, I'm a conservative, period. I too carry a 25 Barretta in my pocket. I can still use if absolutely necessary.
Wascal, when you say your ribbed where bothering you just what have you been up too. Good morning Harry. What no redheads, where's Tom E.

Comment by harold goldstein on June 15, 2016 at 10:15am

I agree with you 100% Joe, I am also a conservative Democrat and I used to CARRY my snub-nose nickel plated 38 detective special all over. 

But a military assault rifle? Excuse for hunting? imagine shooting a duck or a rabir, or a deer with one of those, where's the meat?  

Hand guns, revolvers, O K, shot guns or hunting rifles at home, O K

Assault rifles????

Comment by John MacEnroe on June 14, 2016 at 9:05pm
Happy 241, Soldier for Life! Dragoon for Life!!
Comment by Joe Sellner on June 14, 2016 at 6:38pm
Again! Not that I do not like hearing from u guys. Email gets pretty full.
Old Soldiers never die. They just fade away. Who said that? McArthur?
This Country was built on tolerance of each of other, but, butchering each other "No". I am not gay , but, we have people in our family that are. It's a gene. They are very good people and citizens and I respect and trust them more then a lot of straight people I know. I will take a bullet for them. Cowards! What challenge to set up a Ambush where people are relaxing. They surround themselfs with women and children. It is difficult for us to terminate them with out killing a lot of innocent people that cannot defend themselfs. McAthur was right . Don't go there. It was not a machine gun. It was a semiautomatic rifle.
I am a conservative democrat and a gun owner. I agree that taking our guns away will not help the situation. If he was on a watch list . He should not been allowed to purchase those firearms. That law needs changed. What a mess!
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 14, 2016 at 2:14pm

Last time I started sensing patterns it was 'cause of an acid flashback.

Comment by Harry Warner on June 14, 2016 at 1:30pm

I'm sensing a pattern........

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 14, 2016 at 1:21pm

I've got another friend, probably my closest as his wife and I are always fighting over him (jokingly mostly), that is even worse. Saturday I got a couple whiskey's in me and my ribs weren't hurting as bad, so I tried my balancing on my elbows trick, which I was pulling off, until he kicked my feet from behind and made me do a headstand on my face. Even worse, his wife got it on video.

Ribs took another beating of course and now I am on Recovery Phase II. I can cough and sneeze without having to dread the experience, so that's a major improvement. Ice hockey is out for awhile. I never could skate anyway.

Comment by Harry Warner on June 14, 2016 at 12:35pm

The paradox of friendship; they'll hold the ladder for you, but not steadily.  A little shake here, a little shake there.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 14, 2016 at 11:22am


I've got a buddy who loves to come over and watch me bust my ass while he sits in the shade on the patio, anxiously waiting for me to hurt myself.

When he found out I hurt my ribs and it was incredibly painful to laugh, the jokes started flying!

Comment by Harry Warner on June 14, 2016 at 7:05am
"The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."

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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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