Captain's (B)Log

National Debt Now $19,000,000,000,000

Original article posted October 18th, 2013: National debt hits $17 trillion dollars today Update: December 11th, 2014… national debt hits $18,000,000,000,000 Update: January 29th, 2016… national debt hits $19,000,000,000,000 – yay us! On January 29th, 2009 when President Obama took office the national debt was $10,600,000,000,000.  Since then he has added $8,400,000,000,000+ all by his lonesome –

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The Scalia Controversy – To Bork or Not to Bork, That Is the Question

This morning in February of 2016 I find myself struggling a bit with the question of whether the Republican-controlled Senate should unilaterally prevent President Obama from installing a replacement Supreme Court Justice to replace recently deceased Justice Antonin Scalia simply by refusing to initiate the accepted practice of confirmation hearings and “up-or-down” votes as Senate

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The American Fighting Man

Although the “American Fighting Man” certainly has many different faces and wears many different uniforms, the Army Infantryman is (arguably) the “typical” Soldier that comes to the minds of most Americans.  But who is this guy?  After nearly 40 years of military service (almost 20 of that in the Infantry) I have a pretty good

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What is Capitalism?

In 2008 Michelle Obama said “Someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”  Really?  If you believe that then you’re either a moron (likely) or a Communist (also probably likely.) Leftist redistributionist philosophy is total crap! The idea that as the rich get

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America’s Withdrawal

Contrary to popular belief I regularly watch CNN and MSNBC so that I am aware of the version of the state of the world they are spoon-feeding to the American people.  I can tell you that America is being lulled into a false sense of security by the Liberal-controlled mainstream media.  As America continues its

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The Man Who Would Be King

I went to bed the 12th of January, Tuesday evening, not wanting to watch President Obama’s State of the Union Address.  Over the past seven years I’ve really tried not to hate the man, but at this point as he watches the world burn and concentrates instead on demonizing me for my personal and religious

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The Mad Scot on Hillary, Immigration and Such

Here’s a bit from me First Mate… The Mad Scot! Republican = 206, Democrat = 247, Neutral = 85 The “Demmies” just love themselves some illegal immigrants!  Each blue state you see there has been blue in every Presidential election since 1992. A couple o’ hundred thousand new voters in Florida, much less a couple million

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Divide and Rule

Most of us have heard the term “divide and conquer” although we may not necessarily know exactly what it means. In military tactics “divide and conquer” can apply to defeating a large opposing force by breaking it into smaller, more easily defeated units. In everyday life “divide and conquer” can apply to solving a large,

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