Tomorrow morning, we will be heading down to Decatur. Wife’s first husband’s family always has a camp out at the farm every labor day weekend. So thus it is a must visit (no way will you find my wife and I camping out overnight). Our granddaughter will be coming with us, as she stayed behind when her parents (our daughter and son-in-law) went down today in their camper. She had a football game to attend up the street. She is a freshman this year and must attend all home games (think it is the boys?). She is staying the night at a friend of hers (another too cute girl by the way).
We will be staying there all day and how long into the night is up to my wife. Thus, we will miss watching the Iowa Hawkeyes play tomorrow. And of course, I will probably not post on this blog (or my other blog, the General Blogger, check it out). And since so far wife has not let me know of anything going on Sunday, should be back online unless it is a trip back down or to Des Moines. Just have to wait for that one.
There are mini vans all over the place here. I have noticed for a few years that quite a few people who live near us (within 2 or 3 blocks) have mini vans like we do. Today, while I was out front, I counted 9 mini vans in a row coming down the road heading either east or west. Then a pick up truck, and then 4 more mini vans. Seems to be the vehicle of choice for a lot of people here.
Okay, keep up with all that happened at the RNC, the blowback from the liberals, and more at the TIPSHEET.
(CNSNews.com) – Is the U.S. Army headed in the right direction?
An internal Army survey that was conducted in 2011 and published this year discovered that only 26 percent of active-duty Army officers say yes–and that one of the two main themes cited by those who say no is that the Army is now adversely impacted by “political correctness” imposed by both outside policymakers and senior Army leaders.
The 26 percent who said the Army was headed in the right direction in 2011 was the lowest percentage who gave that response since the Army began conducting this survey in 2005. It was also significant drop from the 33 percent who had said the Army was heading in the right direction in 2010.
In the 2011 survey, in contrast to the 26 percent who said the Army was heading in the right direction, 38 percent said it was headed in the wrong direction and another 36 percent remained neutral on the topic, neither agreeing nor disagreeing that the army is heading in the right direction.
The report said that 24 percent of those who believed the Army was not headed in the right direction provided additional comments on why they believed that was the case. “Two themes stood out in these comments,” said the report. The first was concern over the downsizing of the Army and the impact it might have on national security.
The second was the impact of “political correctness.”
“Secondly,” said the report, ”several comments indicated that political correctness or the influence of politics in the Army is a reason the Army is not headed in the right direction. These comments generally cited the negative influence of government policy makers (outside the Army) as being detrimental to the future of the Army, and indicated that senior Army leaders themselves felt the need to bow to ‘politically correct solutions’ to appease policy makers, or to ‘play politics’ within their own organizations.”
President Barack Obama was greeted with fleeting applause and extended periods of silence as he offered profuse praise to soldiers and their families during an Aug. 31 speech in Fort Bliss, Texas.
His praise for the soldiers — and for his own national-security policies — won cheers from only a small proportion of the soldiers and families in the cavernous aircraft-hanger.
The audience remains quiet even when the commander-in-chief thanked the soldiers’ families, and cited the 198 deaths of their comrades in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The audience’s reaction was so flat that the president tried twice to elicit a reaction from the crowd.
“Hey, I hear you,” he said amid silence.
The selected soldiers who were arrayed behind the president sat quietly throughout the speech.
CNN and MSNBC ended their coverage of the speech before it was half-over.
The president’s speech to the soldiers is part of his constitutional duties as commander-in-chief.
Bob Beckel: Racism self-evident at RNC, more blacks in the band than entire RNC delegation This sorry excuse for a man should be fired from FOX!
Follow up to this post…
The federal government has closed a criminal probe into Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who styles himself as “America’s toughest sheriff,” and no charges will be filed, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said on Friday.
Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio is shown attending Republican National Convention on Wednesday in Tampa, Fla.
The Maricopa County sheriff and his deputies have been under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department since 2008.
Last December, the department said he and his office violated U.S. civil rights laws by engaging in racial profiling of Latinos and making unlawful arrests in their bid to crack down on illegal immigrants.
Read more HERE.