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Author: BobR    Date: 06/09/2021 13:44:14

Here in the U.S. we tend to think of even-numbered years as "election years". House members have to run every 2 years, the president every 4 years, and senators every 6 years. Odd-numbered years, however, are - in some cases - election years for state and local races. I focus on the commonwealth of VA, both because of its proximity to DC, and for it being my former home for 9 years.
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10 comments (Latest Comment: 06/09/2021 15:51:47 by livingonli)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 06/08/2021 10:50:48


It isn't enough that members of Congress, as well as the President, actively sought to overthrow the government of the United States. Consider for a moment, those tasked to protect the Constitution of the United States.

I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

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6 comments (Latest Comment: 06/08/2021 23:33:34 by TriSec)

The Return
Author: Raine    Date: 06/07/2021 13:06:24

Good morning. We returned from NY basically unscathed. We went out to est with my Sister's family Friday night.

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15 comments (Latest Comment: 06/07/2021 19:34:59 by livingonli)

It's that thing
Author: TriSec    Date: 06/05/2021 12:22:52


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2 comments (Latest Comment: 06/06/2021 18:49:19 by TriSec)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 06/04/2021 12:46:22

This feels like a plan for the weekend....


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5 comments (Latest Comment: 06/04/2021 17:36:55 by livingonli)

Life comes at you fast.
Author: Raine    Date: 06/03/2021 12:55:48

It's been a bit of a busy time here. Last week I made an unexpected trip to NY to attend a funeral for my friend's younger brother.
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8 comments (Latest Comment: 06/03/2021 22:34:54 by TriSec)

Slow News Day
Author: BobR    Date: 06/02/2021 13:35:01

Sorry for the lame blog today - I had a work meeting this morning at 9:00, and wasn't inspired last night. The news bits that are floating around don't provide much grist (like the Orange Menace claiming he'll be reinstated as president).
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 06/02/2021 15:54:12 by livingonli)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 06/01/2021 10:51:47

Good Morning.

A somewhat "soft" Ask a Vet today...
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6 comments (Latest Comment: 06/01/2021 14:41:31 by Will in Chicago)

I'll not quarrel with the foe.
Author: Raine    Date: 05/31/2021 12:48:07

Two things can happen at the same time. They can happen without feigning outrage. We can honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. We can enjoy this holiday as well. So first, let us honor those who have died honoring their military duties.
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3 comments (Latest Comment: 05/31/2021 16:18:26 by Will in Chicago)

We all did it wrong.
Author: TriSec    Date: 05/29/2021 12:42:25

Good Morning!

Were you among the early adopters and have already gotten your vaccine? I've got news for you -

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2 comments (Latest Comment: 05/30/2021 22:22:36 by BobR)

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