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  • August 31
    Posted by gregkerr
    In a single day, our president bluntly ruled out the use of military force in helping Ukraine fend off the Russians, and he also answered questions as to what the U.S. was going to do about ISIS by replying that we have not developed a strategy yet. Now while both those statements may be true and mi...
  • August 31
    Posted by gregkerr
    In a single day, our president bluntly ruled out the use of military force in helping Ukraine fend off the Russians, and he also answered questions as to what the U.S. was going to do about ISIS by replying that we have not developed a strategy yet. Now while both those statements may be true and mi...
  • August 29
    Posted by retcolusa
    Subject: Rattlesnake logic...   After the Boston bombing, the news media spent days and weeks trying to determine why these men did what they did.  They wanted to know what America did to make these brothers so angry with us. They wanted to know why these men were not arrested before t...
  • August 26
    Posted by retcolusa
    OK, that's it, I've had enough.  ISIS?  ISIS?  ISIL if you prefer?  Really?  We're obsessed with ISIS.  They have MAYBE 50,000 "troops" under arms - 50,000!  Let's just say for arguments sake that they have 100,000 troops.  We lost more than that in WWI. ...
  • August 13
    Posted by retcolusa
    As many of you know, I spent 24 years in Army law enforcement, including almost 6 years supervising 20 felony criminal investigators.  To say that I have pretty much seen it all would most definitely be an understatement.  I am bothered by the reports that we have heard about the death of ...

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  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Send in The Clowns
    • 31 minutes ago
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    • retcolusa
      JuJu Those of you who are mine and Terry's age,,or a tad older or younger, will remember all this... A happy time in our collective history. Very nostalgic.
      • 15 minutes ago
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat EYE FOR AN EYE  --   Remember the ICBM'S ?    Why not send one over to nuke the Iran nuke plants?   Since they have multiple warheads. why not have them unload a few over Iraq while on the way?
    • 9 hours ago
    • Sargesbrat
      gregkerr It's a thought....and not one the enemy would hesitate to act on were the roles reversed.
      • 1 hour ago
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat
    • 9 hours ago
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat Is your car ready for its Kool-Aid ?    http://www.youtube.com/embed/ceW9Nc1hVHU?feature=player_detailpage
    • 9 hours ago
    • Sargesbrat
      Wolf <> Kool-Aid ?, why not quite a bit of the country seems to still be drinking whatever flavor powers that be are brewing up and smacking their lips John... Vehicle repair shops have already been seeing and no doubt anticipate the results of petrol bl...  more
      • 1 hour ago
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Vann, I cannot use the Message function on the site.  When I try to send a message it says, "You must fill in the "Send To" box.  I have filled in the box and it still will not work.
    • Mon at 8:26 PM
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat At least it doesn't say "You sure you want to send this?"
      • 9 hours ago
  • gregkerr
    gregkerr wrote a new blog entry:
    • August 31
    • gregkerr
      retcolusa Greg, the entire administration is incompetent and unqualified for the positions they hold. Susan Rice? What qualifies her to advise the President on national security affairs?? Biden? Are you kidding? The blind leading the blind. And this bunch wan...  more
    • gregkerr
      gregkerr Yes Terry, incompetence is the word. Like I was trying to say here, whether I agree or not with Obama's decision to not interfere with either the Russian invasion of the Ukraine or having no contingency plans to deal with Isis...that is beside the point, ...  more
      • August 31
    • gregkerr
      JuJu And Valerie Jarret...what does she know...Nothing except how to be a Chicago thug like the rest oh his administration. I think Putin will do more adventurism because he knows darn well he can get away with it
      as long as Obama is president. Also, I will ...  more
    • gregkerr
      gregkerr Weird that you should mention Taiwan Judy...same thought crossed my mind as I was talking to a neighbor on Friday. Great minds think alike! The only positive aspect of China versus Taiwan or North against South Korea, is that both those two allies of ours...  more
  • gregkerr
    gregkerr wrote a new blog entry:
    • August 31
    • gregkerr
      retcolusa This is exacly what happens when Sergeant Schultz goes off his teleprompter - total and complete incompetence.
      • Mon at 7:34 PM
    • gregkerr
      Sargesbrat You think someone told him these fund raisers were for HIS re-election and that's why he cuts is golf games short to go do them?
      • 9 hours ago
  • gregkerr
    gregkerr Americans can be such political sheep. It is looking like Obama is going to hold off pushing immigration reform until after the November midterm elections because a number of Democratic Senators and Representatives who are running or up for re-election, f...  more
    • August 30
    • gregkerr
      retcolusa Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
      • August 31
  • KimSmith
    KimSmithFlorida Brats: Back in the '60's, Dad was at Tyndall at Weapons Controller School two different times (learning and teaching). Then Mom chose to stay there when Dad went to Vietnam (they had bought a house off-base). So, I spent my first grade at the on-base school and ...  more
    • August 30
  • jlamont
    jlamont I'm finishing a book I'm writing under contract on the role of American military families in the postwar occupation of Japan, a project I began more than a decade ago.  A number of fellow brats have written me of their experiences in Japan in the late 194...  more
    • August 30
    • jlamont
      gregkerr Jim, my uncle Bill Kerr ended WWII in the Pacific where he'd been on b-24 bombers. He stayed in after the war and in the later 40's was stationed in Japan. He ended up marrying a Japanese woman (my beloved Aunt Fuki) but that required not re-enlisting for...  more
      • 52 minutes ago
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa wrote a new blog entry:
    • August 29
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    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> Agreed and related to both literally & phillosophically >> The discusting irony is when two-legged serpents make it known where, when & how theyll strike and stooge like powers that be still need time to ponder and validation before acting ...  more
      • August 30
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat
    • August 29
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    • Sargesbrat
      Wolf <> Bieber's a minimal damage Cannuck goober,,, But the names that could be added as replacement w/o remorse would have the Suburbans firing up and the black helicopters circling/
      • August 30
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat Wolf -- Could it be...Satin ? FYI, all these patches are sold for motorcycle leathers. "Have vest, will bum rides."
      • 9 hours ago
    • Sargesbrat
      Wolf <> Yep John have seen most at some of the larger patch vendor rally setups... Not in the market to further congest my riding gear but many are certainly chucklers and quite poignant/
      • 1 hour ago
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Quote Sergeant Schultz today, RE: ISIS, "We have no strategy".  Hard to develop a strategy at those fundraisers and on the golf course, isn't it?
    • August 28
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat
    • August 28
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Amazing discovery!!
     
    Astrophysicists have uncovered the composition of the "Force."
    It is Duct
    ...  more
    • August 27
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> No vehicle or home should be w/o a roll/
      • August 30
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat ATTENTION ALL BRATS  ---     Official brat pins are now available on Ebay.com  .  Enter "Army brat pin"  or your favorite branch including the Coast Guard in the search box and click on the 'SEARCH'  button.   Many seller to chose from.  Pick th...  more
    • August 26
    • retcolusa, JuJu, and vivi like this.
    • Sargesbrat
      KimSmith Looks nice and the price is good. I like the dandelion version a bit better though. It's not branch specific, but they do have branch-specific decals.
      http://www.bratpin.com/the-bratpin-store/
      • August 30
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa wrote a new blog entry:
    • August 26
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat It is what it is.
      • August 28
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> Ditto that >> Some things are far less than enth degree complicated, ergo the rattlesnake thread >>> Faced with threat of dasdardly consequences if complacent, in retrospect grow a pair >>>> The choices are door #1 or d...  more
      • August 30
    • retcolusa
      gregkerr I nominate we send a couple hundred thousand redundant Obama administration employees over there to deal with the 50,000 ISIS fighters...I mean seen as how they aren't doing anything else constructive with their time.
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Any interest in changing the chat time to 9 PM EST to give you West Coast folks more time to join us?
     
    • August 22
  • Vann
    Vann Fia is back from Sweden. Yea!
    • August 15
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    • Vann
      Wolf <> Absence makes the heart grow fonder/
      • August 16
    • Vann
      retcolusa Help with the dogs!
      • August 16
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Once again Texas does it right - God Bless Texas!
    • August 15
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa OK, the last one, I promise.
    • August 14
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> Thanks alot !!!, now i'm heartsick for my 49 & 63 VW ragtops, 58 Chevy Biscayne & 66 Mustang >> The school lunches they can keep... Think i'll go find a demolition derby tonight, by the way can i borrow your car pops ?/
      • August 16
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa The black '51 Chevy in this video is identical to the one I started my driving career in, and the one JuJu and I dated in in high school.
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> That's just a fun nostalgic story Terry, certain video footage can stop ya in your tracks with memories >> When the old man came home with the 58 Biscayne (guess it's the only tank he could bring home) and the announcement "good grades, yo...  more
      • August 16
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa We had a '58 Chevy Bel Air in Aqua Blue - lord what a gorgeous car!
      • August 16
    • retcolusa
      gregkerr During our time in Oklahoma in 1957-1960 we had a Morris Minor which Dad had acquired at our previous posting in England. Looked like a miniature "woody wagon" along the lines of today's PT Cruiser...smaller though I think. It was a very unusual car in Am...  more
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Not enough?  OK, here's more.
    • August 14
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> World took a header down the spiral staircase along with the outing of big hair, pompadours & three forwards on the column/
      • August 16
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa "Three on the tree"
      • August 16
  • Wolf
    Wolf has added a new profile photo.
    • August 9
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    • Wolf
      retcolusa I am mega jealous! NICE!
      • August 10
    • Wolf
      retcolusa And a suicide shifter, to boot! Now I am REALLY impressed!
      • August 11
    • Wolf
      Wolf <> Heh, heh, yep suicide foot clutch and jockey shift... It'll keep ya busy and thinking but it's the only way to go and takes verbage like "old school" beyond just words, eh - That shift knob is a 44 mag. revolver cylinder, gets a few wide eyes and few nods/
    • Wolf
      retcolusa Got my vote, Wolf!
      • August 11
  • Wolf
    Wolf has added a new profile photo.
    • August 9
  • Wolf
    Wolf added 1 photo(s) to the album Profile Photos:
    Devils Tower 6/2011
    • August 9
    • Wolf
      retcolusa Ah, a marine coating. Yes sir, that will do the trick. Nothing in the world sounds as intimidating as a "shucker" being racked into action.
      • July 27
    • Wolf
      Wolf <> As an afterthought Terry, i hope not too many Brat participants here are put-off by fire-arms photo's & dialogue (certainly not my intent) >> However: self defense, socio-economic solutions, global and on-shore current events, motorcycles, ...  more
      • July 27
    • Wolf
      retcolusa Wolf my brother, I look at it this way- I spent the best part of my life and most of my youth in the uniform of our country protecting the right of EVERY American to believe as they wish, worship or not worship as they please, and say any damn thing they ...  more
  • JuJu
    JuJu Terry and Imdid not make it to the chat tonight....son, Mike is here to show us his new Harley.
    • August 8
    • JuJu
      Wolf <> Did someone say motorcycle ?/
    • JuJu
      JuJu Yes, it is a beautiful bike.
      • August 9
    • JuJu
      Wolf <> Cool and few better excuses than offspring & motorcycle stuff >> Didja manage a sharable photo ?... Only my second soiree into Brat chatland but i did enjoy time well spent with Vann, Rick & Kurt until duty called/
      • August 9
    • JuJu
      JuJu Terry meant to take a photo, but forgot. Mike said he will email us some photos, so when he does, Terry will,post one for you to see.
      • August 9
    • JuJu
      Wolf <> I'll look foreward to that JuJu... May your son have many miles of safe & trouble free smiles/
  • Roberta
    Roberta I made it to the chat last Friday, but it was only Vann, Myself and Rick. Where is everybody? I should be able to make it to the chat on time, tomorrow. Hope to see you there:)
    • July 31
    • Roberta
      retcolusa JuJu and I were there, maybe earlier than you.
      • July 31
    • Roberta
      KimSmith I wanted to join y'all and get started, but travel got in my way. Next week!
      • August 30
  • Roberta
    Roberta Terry, I am trying. 242 days,  9 hours, 1 minute and 29 seconds to go!
    • July 31
  • sillysandra
    sillysandra has added a new profile photo.
    • July 28
  • Wolf
    Wolf added 1 photo(s) to the album Profile Photos:
    Home Owners Second Best Friend &amp;amp;amp; Travel Companion...
    • July 27
    • Wolf
      retcolusa Ah, a marine coating. Yes sir, that will do the trick. Nothing in the world sounds as intimidating as a "shucker" being racked into action.
      • July 27
    • Wolf
      Wolf <> As an afterthought Terry, i hope not too many Brat participants here are put-off by fire-arms photo's & dialogue (certainly not my intent) >> However: self defense, socio-economic solutions, global and on-shore current events, motorcycles, ...  more
      • July 27
    • Wolf
      retcolusa Wolf my brother, I look at it this way- I spent the best part of my life and most of my youth in the uniform of our country protecting the right of EVERY American to believe as they wish, worship or not worship as they please, and say any damn thing they ...  more
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat Looks like the Obama Plan has picked up another party kissing judge trying to support it.  He contradicts another judge that shot it down.  BACK TO THE SUPREME COURT.   Here he is.  Going up the Obama Tree in support.  What are his chances?
    • July 24
    • Sargesbrat
      Wolf <> Guess that might depend on SCOTUS Judge Roberts and whether he comes up for air or still reading petroglyphs up his nether region anatomy >> The man's enigmatic to say the least... Far as the DC & Virginia rulings goes to show what a polar ...  more
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa Hell John, that's just a redneck cherry picker truck.
      • July 24
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat Ret. -- Is redneck covered in the Obama Plan? Wolf -- The light at the end of the tunnel the liberals see is dimming rappidly. Open season on incumbents is rappidly approaching. Keep your powder dry.
      • July 26
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa Yes John, there are special Witch Doctor clinics set up for Rednecks.
      • July 26
    • Sargesbrat
      Wolf <> Oh it's in the plan alright John, hence the covert and maybe not so subtle efforts to relight and sustain social dissent among the masses >> "The light at the end of the tunnel", i see it as getting brighter, unfortunately itsa train... I m...  more
  • EdHenton339
    EdHenton339Rhein Main AFB/Gateway Gardens/ Langen Terrace: Lived there in 1956 -1959
    • July 20
    • EdHenton339
      retcolusa Ed, I was at Landstuhl, 1954-57
      • July 20
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat Yesterday was a a double headder in the news world.   The president went to TWO fund raisers.  
    • July 18
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    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat Wolf -- Here's an exercise for your mind. Lets deal with the leadership situation as the liberals do and cross it with another theory. Just imagine that the president had been elected to a different position such as...dog catcher. Would our dogs be hi...  more
      • July 21
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa Yes, John, and every dog would have free grooming for life, free boarding when needed, and any bitch that got pregnant could have a free tax payer funded abortion.
    • Sargesbrat
      Wolf <> Well John i believe were that the case we'd be up to our arses in critter crap, begging for scraps, getting our chains yanked, taken advantage of, the butt of jokes and routinely bitten by the smell of blood in the air rabid canines >> Oh w...  more
    • Sargesbrat
      Wolf <> The move was & is positive Greg, no second thoughts >> Keeps me busy, thinking, sweating and the hardware store plus rock rich dry river beds and arroyos are my friends but as long is i've got the health & inclination it's win-win >>&...  more
      • July 22
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat Wolf -- You covered a lot. You had me imagining the sniffing of the butt of all the jokes.
  • Roberta
    Roberta I can't believe I missed the chat again. I miss everyone. My new puppy Cosmo was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis a couple of days ago. I been doing research and trying to find an alternative treatment that works for him. Plus there are other problems I ...  more
    • July 11
    • Roberta
      Wolf <> C'mon Roberta you're a "BRAT", you can do 264 days backstroking >> While i'm in general agreement and don'r envy Kalifornia "tude", gotta admit you're closer to daylight now than when you began, eh... May your pup be remedied and comfortabl...  more
    • Roberta
      Roberta Thanks guys, means a lot coming from you guys! 263 days to go:)
    • Roberta
      retcolusa and counting!
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat Darling, they have a right to be upset in Cali. It is the granola state. Those that aren't fruits or nuts are flakes. Come to AZ, we are the Rice Krispies state. We snap, crackle and pop in the hot sun while Cali slides into the Pacific.
      • July 18
    • Roberta
      retcolusa Get your beeeeeehind to TX, Robbie!
  • elizabethwooldridge
    elizabethwooldridge created a new group:
    • July 5
  • Wolf
    Wolf has added a new profile photo.
    • July 3
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    • Wolf
      retcolusa I don't blame him, Wolf, he looks confortable. BTW, absolutely lovely scenery.
      • July 3
    • Wolf
      Wolf <> Thanks Terry >> You know the more i look at that pic the more it seems like an elephant in the living room visual but Lobo likes it albeit a chore to keep clean and one man bucket brigade the old water to strategic needs it most foliage... ...  more
      • July 3
    • Wolf
      retcolusa Thanks Bro, it's on the bucket list.
      • July 4
  • APO117
    APO117 has added a new profile photo.
    • July 2
  • joannameyer
    joannameyer has just signed up. Say hello!
    • joannameyer
      JuJu Welcome....
      • July 2
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat
    • June 27
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat Malaysian Ariline Updated --  
    Investigators discovered that Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah had programmed a
    flight simulator at home to practice a flight far out at sea in the
    Indian Ocean and landing on an island with a short runway. [Name of island withh...  more
    • June 25
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa I wonder if they can recover Lois Lerner's emails?
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat No, but we did get a ping out of the Republicans for once.
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa Unfortunately we can't get a pong.
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat Hey, Colonel, I know what happened to Lois Lerner's emails. The aliens took 'em!!
    • Sargesbrat
      Wolf <> I think it's reasonably apparent that she ate them and shared the bi-product John as evidence by the fertilizer coming out of the mouths of subpoena'd Congressional hearing puppets/
  • JuJu
    JuJubratdawn: Dawn.. There is no answer to that question..life is a mystery.  
    • June 21
  • bratdawn
    bratdawn Sorry I too, missed you. My exhaustion caught up with me, and I fell asleep at 6pm! My hubby called around 9 to tell me he was  leaving work, and to ask if I needed anything. He  tells me I wasn't even making any sense! Guess a week with little sleep does...  more
    • June 21
  • Roberta
    Roberta I can't believe that I did not make it to the chat again. Miss you guys:(
    • June 21
  • JuJu
    JuJu Terry and I and Ricklingfelter came to the chat, but nobody els showed up.  I guess everybody was busy.
    • June 20
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    • JuJu
      bratdawn Sorry....I fell asleep.
      ...finally.
      • June 21
    • JuJu
      JuJu Glad you were able to get a little sleep.
      • June 21
  • Roberta
    Roberta I am trying to make it to the chat tonight. I  need to run to town, 20 miles away, building a fence for my dog and need more supplies, sigh. I am running behind schedule, what else is new. I should be able to make it to the chat, but may be a few minutes late.
    • June 20
  • bratdawn
    bratdawn Sorry I haven't been on lately. My 49th bd brought the loss of my 48 yo cousin, who spent many summers with us when we were at Ft. Devens. I'm still reeling over the loss, asking God  why her? It was a sudden P.E. They worked as hard as they could, but co...  more
    • June 20
    • bratdawn
      retcolusa Very sorry for your loss, Dawn.
    • bratdawn
      Roberta I am sorry for your loss, Dawn. Have had you in my prayers. Been praying for comfort for you. Don't ask why, you will make your self crazy, because you will never find the answer.
    • bratdawn
      JuJu I, too, am sorry.
      • June 20
    • bratdawn
      bratdawn Thanks y'all,.I guess that's what I've been doing all week and not sleeping. Driving myself crazy with that question. Still turning into a puddle at the drop of a hat! (or a message from my aunt thanking me for prayers)
      • June 21
  • JuJu
    JuJu Happy birthday U.S. Army !   239 years!
    • June 14
  • Roberta
    Roberta I can't believe I was not able to make it to the chat again. Was stuck in a doctor's office for a few hours, just to find out that I need a specialist 60 miles away.
     
    I have sad news for those of you who remember Dianne Jackson, she has not been online...  more
    • June 14
    • Roberta
      JuJu We forgot tondo the chat.... Th ought about it at 10:00 P.m..... sorry to hear about Diane's son.
      • June 14
    • Roberta
      bratdawn We will, I have been doing a lot of my own grieving this past week, so it just flew by.
      • June 20
  • JuJu
    JuJu wrote a new blog entry:
    • June 10
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    • JuJu
      Sargesbrat That was my first thought. What are they replacing them with? Oh, I know! Our Commander in Chief is going to instill tactics of his own. John Deere is sending a boat load of manure spreaders.
    • JuJu
      Sargesbrat By the way, is "surge" British for "scramble"?
      • June 12
    • JuJu
      JuJu No, surge is American Air Force for when the entire wing takes off one after the other. Scramble is usually just a couple of jets responding to an intruder into our air space.
      • June 12
    • JuJu
      MartinChartier The A-10 is the best ground support aircraft ever made. It has saved the lives many of our soldiers. During our next fight, it would appropriate to put boots on the people responsible for elimination of out A-10's.
      I watced A-10's trimming tree tops aro...  more
  • gregkerr
    gregkerr Just in case you missed my blog about how this administration handles crises and scandals................bear witness to the big tone down on the VA mess since the misdirection of the whole Bergdahl deal has the anger refocused. I'm telling you...he's an ...  more
    • June 9
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    • gregkerr
      Wolf <> It works Greg because dramatic change & insurrection is lauded as a historical necessity and admirable beneficial action by forefathers, while unacceptable regardless of dire circumstances in the here and now... Dangerous times, stock a secure hi...  more
    • gregkerr
      retcolusa After a lot of thought about the current regime I have come to the following conclusion: The flaw in our constitution that the framers never (apparently) considered was that not all presidents would be honorable and honest men. Had they seriously consid...  more
    • gregkerr
      Wolf <> One would think the B of R & Constitutional amendments would have been enough Terry... Hard to crystal ball i reckon their future generations priority reversal, fear, laziness & lack of fortitude in implementation/