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The Army is getting screwed…..

First they took away the C-27J…the Army attempt to take the load off its heavy lift Chinook Helicopters…..and gave the program to the Air Force…who will, I’m sure deep-six it, for some fast movers (fighters)…..

Now There is a problem with the E-8, J oint Stars battle surveillance aircraft…The converted B-707 can paint an area, and let field commanders see what going on in greater detail than the ‘eyes in the sky ‘ satellites or unmanned Predators or Global Hawks…..

But now the Air Force has forgotten to put the money in for the Joint-Star’s aircraft to have engine upgrades, therefore cutting down on time the five or six aircraft fleet can operate….

I do not understand why the Army has to rely on the Air Force which has a romance with speed burners….(when was the last time they got’ into it’ with a hostale air force?…the Army fights every day, 24/7, in two theaters)

It is time for Congress to send the Army to the Marine school of  ‘taking care of your own’, and give them back the C-27J short-haul mission, and let them get their own intel aircraft like the G-550 housed EL/M-2075 that the Israeli’s, Indian and Chilians have or the British ASTOR’s…both aircraft are proven…off the shelf, originate in the United States, and should be used solely by the Army for its troops….

Next thing you know the Air Force will want to glam the Army’s Emars aircraft too!

It is about time that  they stop robbing the Army, to make the Air Force happy……

That stinks…….

And the soldiers and the commanders in the field get screwed…..

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November 27, 2009 Posted by | Government, Men, Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Toys for a Lap dance!…it's for the kids……..

I know it ‘crazy…but a strip club (Market Street Cinema) in San Francisco, is trying to do the right thing for children by offering their service in exchange for toys for kids..

….Their hearts are in the right place…

….But …..I just don’t know?????

November 27, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things | , , , , | Leave a comment

Toys for a Lap dance!…it’s for the kids……..

I know it ‘crazy…but a strip club (Market Street Cinema) in San Francisco, is trying to do the right thing for children by offering their service in exchange for toys for kids..

….Their hearts are in the right place…

….But …..I just don’t know?????

November 27, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things | , , , , | Leave a comment

Robin Williams on Sara Palin….and more…he disses everyone

Here’s the comedian on David Letterman……

Stay with the whole thing (7.12 minutes)….there is a commercial, then more…..he disses everyone

November 27, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

"Hannnity" has topped "The O'Reilly Factor" over at FOX this week…..

Sean Hannity did it on the back of a Sara Palin interview that averaged over 4.2 million viewers…..

FOX News came in third for the week, MSNBC came in 25th, and CNN came in 28th…..

November 27, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men | , , | Leave a comment

“Hannnity” has topped “The O’Reilly Factor” over at FOX this week…..

Sean Hannity did it on the back of a Sara Palin interview that averaged over 4.2 million viewers…..

FOX News came in third for the week, MSNBC came in 25th, and CNN came in 28th…..

November 27, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men | , , | Leave a comment

The IRS thinks Gov Schwartzennegger owes them almost $80,000……

And they have filed a lien agains him…his office believes the problem is a info problem…and that the govenor has paid all taxes due the governmement…..

November 27, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Law, Media, Men, Politics | , , | Leave a comment

The American Ambassador to Aftghanisan…..

Karl W. Eikenberry (a Retired Lt General ) is currently the United States Ambassador to Afghanistan….

Here’s his bio……and there is this from when he was named to the job…..

November 27, 2009 Posted by | Government, Men, Military, Politics | , | Leave a comment

Gen. McChrystal compliments his boss…..

While a group from Congress visted Kabul, Afghanistan…they got a chance to question General McChrystal…the head of the American and NATO forces in country, about the timeliness of the president’s ( who is the commander-in-Chief ) decision on his troop request….

McChrystal, who got almost everything he asked for, answered the congressmen with this……..

Gen. Stanley McChrystal told lawmakers that President Obama had engaged in a “thoughtful process” on Afghanistan and refused to criticize the president for delaying his decision to send more troops.

Patience is a virtue…..

McChrystal, will undoubtably be back in Washington in the near future to brief the Congress, and the media, on the huge task he has ahead to get his troops to solve a problem, military and political for his boss , President Obama….has his work cut out for him…and getting your boss pissed at you isn’t smart, at all..

 

November 27, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Military, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Weird photos of Los Angles……

Courtesy of the LA Times……..here’s the link….

November 27, 2009 Posted by | Media, Travel | , , | Leave a comment