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Comment by MAC on July 19, 2010 at 7:58pm
just heard obama has come up with a new award called the meritirious restraint medal. Im not making this shit up guys. Who heard about the TN National Guard unit on OP on the Mexican Border who retreated from Armed Mexicans on U.S. Soil?
Comment by Chuck Cantwell on July 19, 2010 at 2:03pm
I too, dream of the Founders return, and the ensuing trials, and the numerous firing squads, and public hangings....good times.
Does anyone else think Gen. McCrystal knew what would happen after he talked to Rolling Stone...duh? They won't be able to hang this (war?) on him. Poppies my butt, the biggest business in Afghanistan is WAR and the rich Afghans never want it to end...so it won't.
Comment by Dave Gettman on July 19, 2010 at 12:17pm
Yeah, but my arm ain't what it used to be and an empty bottle is easier to throw. Besides, I hate to waste good beer on bad people.
Comment by James F. Burgos on July 19, 2010 at 10:38am
Dave, have you noticed that when you empty the beer bottles and THEN throw them, you tend to lose your " sight picture ". ???
Comment by Dave Gettman on July 19, 2010 at 10:25am
Hey James, my last several "votes" WERE from the roof top, but they took my "vote" away! Now I have to throw empty beer bottles!
Comment by James F. Burgos on July 19, 2010 at 10:23am
Arthur, you are so right ! When Politicians only care about the Supremacy of the PARTY, not the Beneficial Governance of the Nation, then things turn rotten. If I had a " time machine " and could bring some our Founding Fathers back into the 21st Century, they would look around in HORROR at what has become of their dream. They successfully rebelled against King George III for a LOT LESS than what has been imposed upon us today. I think that Patrick Henry would burst into tears. " Have you forgotten what I said when I faced the gallows ? Give me Liberty, or give me Death. " Thomas Jefferson would remind us that " Revolution, now and then, is a HEALTY thing. "
Comment by arthur h eschenburg on July 19, 2010 at 10:01am
The first thing that the people have to do in novembers election is stop voting republican or democrat. if some gets elected one or the other then they are beholding to the leadership and the party not to the people that put them there. We need to do away with political parties so that elected officials are only going to be loyal to the people that elected them, and therefore might do what is right for the country.everyone needs to vote independent, and kick out these corupt,ungrateful hypocrits that we now have in offices all across this country
Comment by James F. Burgos on July 19, 2010 at 9:45am
Say guys, don't believe anything you hear on broadcast news anymore. It is the the mainstream media, which read more like Pravda and the Peoples Daily, to mislead you, discourage you, and make you give up. Have any of you attended a local Tea Party meeting ? Most people running for office that speak at Tea Party meetings are NOT politicians. I have heard Contractors, Dentists, Businessmen all running for office and asking for our VOTES. The " Political Class " as they are OPENLY CALLED today were not envisioned by our FOUNDING FATHERS ! Professional POLITICIANS act like Royalty and have come to BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE ROYALTY. Time to clean house. Saw a great " tee shirt " at a gun show. It shows an M-16 and says " When Elections Fail, VOTE from the rooftops. " Lexington Green, anyone ?
Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 18, 2010 at 2:54pm
Dave that must to have been for California from all the news I have been hearing.
Comment by Dave Gettman on July 18, 2010 at 2:44pm
Must have been the State House. I didn't catch much of it as I was running by.

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Colonels of the Regiment

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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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