In Remembrance

I would like to take this post to remember all those who have lost their lives in the defense of freedom, and in particular, the numerous men and women, heroes one and all, who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq.

God bless you and your families.

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PHILIP R. ALBERT

THOMAS F. ALLISON

MARC A. ANDERSON

EVANDER E. ANDREWS

TAMARA LONG ARCHULETA

MATTHEW W. BANCROFT

MICHAEL C. BARRY

BRYAN P. BERTRAND

JAY A. BLESSING

HELGE BOES

MATTHEW J. BORGEOIS

STEPHEN L. BRYSON

WILLIAM CARLSON

CURTIS A. CARTER

JOHN A. CHAPMAN

NATHAN R. CHAPMAN

STEVEN CHECO

HERBERT R. CLAUNCH

BRIAN MICHAEL CLEMENS

SHAWN M. CLEMENS

WALTER F. COHEE, III

MATTHEW A COMMONS

ROBERT J. COOK

SEAN M. CORLEW

BRIAN T. CRAIG

PETER P. CROSE

JASON D. CUNNINGHAM

BRYANT L. DAVIS

JEFFERSON D. DAVIS

JEROD R. DENNIS

JASON A. DISNEY

JAMES P. DORRITY

JAMES H. EBBERS

JOHN J. EDMUNDS

DANIEL W. EGGERS

HODY L. EGNOR

MICHAEL J. ESPOSITO, JR

CURITS FEISTNER

RYAN D. FORAKER

GREGORY MICHAEL FRMAPTON

JACOB L. FRAZIER

KERRY W. FRITH

CHAD C. FULLER

JUSTIN J. GALEWSKI

CHRISTOPHER P. GEIGER

SCOTT N. GERMOSEN

THOMAS J. GIBBONS

BENJAMIN L. GILMAN

NICHOLES DARWIN GOLDING

RODRIGO GONZALEZ-GARZA

KELVIN FELICIANO GUTIERREZ

DAVID E. HALL

NATHAN P. HAYS

JASON CARLYLE HICKS

MICHAEL J. JAKES, JR.

DENNIS JALLAH, JR.

JOSEPH A. JEFFRIES

BENJAMIN JOHNSON

DARRELL JONES

WILLIAM J. KERWOOD

PAUL W. KIMBROUGH

ADAM G. KINSER

DANIEL LEON KISLING, JR.

ANTHONY S. LAGMAN

MITCHELL A. LANE

RAYMOND LOSANO

MICHAEL MALTZ

CURTIS MANCINI

GIOVANNY MARIA

JAMIE O. MAUGANS

DANIEL G. MCCOLLUM

WILLIAM L. MCDANIEL, II

SPENCE A. MCNEIL

SETH R. MICHAUD

THIMOTHY WANE MOEHLING

ROBERT J. MORGENSEN

ORLANDO MORALES

DWIGHT J. MORGAN

JAMES D. MOWRIS

CHRISTPOPHBER GLENN MUELLER

EVAN W. O’NEILL

MARK O’STEEN

BRIAN OUELLETTE

BARTT D. OWENS

KRISTIAN E. PARKER

VINCENT PARKER

RONALD R. PAYNE, JR.

PEDRO PENA,

THEODORE L. PERREAULT

DANIEL H. PETITHORY

JASON THOMAS PLITE

STEVEN PLUMHOFF

BRUCE E. PRICE

JASON PROFITT

BRIAN C. PROSSER

THOMAS E. RETZER

JUAN M. RIDOUT

NEIL C. ROBERTS

DANIEL A. ROMERO

JUSTIN A. SCOTT

DANTON K. SEITSINGER

ANISSA A. SHERO

JOHN D. SMITH

JOHNNY MICHAEL SPANN

CHRISTOPHER J. SPEER

L. HARRIMAN STANLEY

JOHN STEIN

KRISTOFER J. STONESIFER

PHILIP J. SVITAK

PAUL A SWEENEY

DAVID M. TAPPER

JOHN E. TAYLOR

JOHN “MIKE” TEAL

ADAM L. THOMAS

PATRICK D. TILLMAN

WILLIAM JOHN TRACY, JR.

PETER P. TYCZ, II

GENE A VANCE, JR

BRANDON JAMES WADMAN

THOMAS A. WALKUP, JR

HOWARD A. WALTERS

JEANNETTE L. WINTERS

ROY A. WOOD

IRAQ

MICHAEL D. ACKLIN II

GENARO ACOSTA

STEVEN ACOSTA

JAMES ADAMOUSKI

ALGERNON ADAMS

MICHAEL R. ADAMS

MICHAEL S. ADAMS

THOMAS MULLEN ADAMS

JAMAAL R. ADDISON

TRISTAN AITKEN

RONALD D. ALLEN JR.

GLENN RICHARD ALLISON

DANIEL R. AMAYA

JOHN AMOS II

BRIAN E. ANDERSON

MICHAEL C. ANDERSON

MICHAEL ANDRADE

LEVI T. ANGELL

EDWARD ANGUIANO

ANDREW T. ARNOLD

RICHARD ARRIAGA

JIMMY J. ARROYAVE

ROBERT ARSIAGA

EVAN ASA ASHCRAFT

JAY THOMAS AUBIN

MATTHEW AUGUST

AARON C. AUSTIN

TYANNA AVERY-FELDER

ANDREW AVILES

ERIC A. AYON

HENRY A. BACON

ANDREW J. BADDICK

DANIEL BADER

NATHAN J. BAILEY

RYAN T. BAKER

SHERWOOD R. BAKER

CHAD E. BALES

SOLOMON C. BANGAYAN

DOMINIC R. BARAGONA

JONATHAN P. BARNES

EDWARD C. BARNHILL

ARIC J. BARR

MICHAEL PAUL BARRERA

TODD M. BATES

RONALD E. BAUM

ALAN N. BEAN JR.

BEAU R. BEAULIEU

RYAN ANTHONY BEAUPRE

JAMES L. BECKSTRAND

GREGORY BELANGER

AUBREY D. BELL

WILFRED D. BELLARD

JOSEPH P. BELLAVIA

WILLIAM M. BENNETT

ROBERT T. BENSON

DAVID R. BERNSTEIN

JOEL L. BERTOLDIE

STEPHEN A. BERTOLINO

MARK A. BIBBY

BENJAMIN W. BISKIE

MICHAEL E. BITZ

JARROD W. BLACK

THOMAS A. BLAIR

MICHAEL T. BLAISE

ERNESTO M. BLANCO

JAMES D. BLANKENBECLER

JOSEPH M. BLICKENSTAFF

TREVOR A. BLUMBERG

JEFF BOHR

CRAIG A. BOLING

DOYLE W. BOLLINGER JR.

KELLY BOLOR

STEVON BOOKER

CLARENCE E. BOONE

RACHEL K. BOSVELD

MATHEW BOULE

HESLEY BOX JR.

NOAH L. BOYE

EDWARD W. BRABAZON

TRAVIS J. BRADACH-NALL

KENNETH R. BRADLEY

STACEY C. BRANDON

ARTIMUS D. BRASSFIELD

JOEL K. BRATTAIN

JEFFREY F. BRAUN

STEVEN H. BRIDGES

KYLE A. BRINLEE

CORY W. BROOKS

THOMAS F. BROOMHEAD

BRUCE E. BROWN

HENRY L. BROWN

JOHNNY BROWN

LARRY K. BROWN

LUNSFORD BROWN II

NATHAN P. BROWN

PHILIP D. BROWN

TIMOTHY R. BROWN JR.

ANDREW D. BROWNFIELD

NATHAN BRUCKENTHAL

CEDRIC E. BRUNS

TODD J. BRYANT

ERNEST G. BUCKLEW

ROY BUCKLEY

PAUL J. BUECHE

CHARLES H. BUEHRING

BRIAN RORY BUESING

GEORGE E. BUGGS

CHRISTOPHER BUNDA

RICHARD A. BURDICK

JEFFREY BURGESS

TAMARIO D. BURKETT

TRAVIS LEE BURKHARDT

JESSE R. BURYJ

CHARLES E. BUSH JR.

MATTHEW D. BUSH

DAMIAN S. BUSHART

JACOB BUTLER

JOSHUA T. BYERS

JUAN C. CABRAL BANUELOS

CHARLES T. CALDWELL

NATHANIEL A. CALDWELL

JOSEPH CAMARA

MICHAEL C. CAMPBELL

RYAN M. CAMPBELL

MARVIN A. CAMPOSILES

ISAAC CAMPOY

ERVIN CARADINE JR.

ADOLFO C. CARBALLO

MICHAEL M. CAREY

RICHARD P. CARL

RYAN G. CARLOCK

BENJAMIN R. CARMAN

EDWARD W. CARMAN

JOCELYN CARRASQUILLO

JOSE CASANOVA

AHMED A. CASON

JAMES CASPER

PAUL J. CASSIDY

ROLAND L. CASTRO

SEAN K. CATAUDELLA

JAMES W. CAWLEY

DORON CHAN

KEMAPHOOM A. CHANAWONGSE

JAMES A. CHANCE III

WILLIAM D. CHANEY

ROBERT CHANNELL

JASON K. CHAPPELL

JONATHAN M. CHEATHAM

YIHJYH L. CHEN

MARCUS M. CHERRY

THERREL S. CHILDERS

ANDREW CHRIS

THOMAS W. CHRISTENSEN

BRETT T. CHRISTIAN

ARRON R. CLARK

DONALD JOHN CLINE

CHRISTOPHER COBB

KYLE W. CODNER

CHRISTOPHER D. COFFIN

GARY B. COLEMAN

BENJAMIN J. COLGAN

GARY L. COLLINS

LAWRENCE COLTON

ZEFERINO E. COLUNGA

TIMOTHY M. CONNEWAY

STEVEN D. CONOVER

AARON J. CONTRERAS

ERIC F. COOKE

DENNIS A. CORRAL

ALEXANDER SCOTT COULTER

LEONARD M. COWHERD

REY D. CUERVO

RYAN R. COX

MICHAEL CREIGHTON-WELDON

MICHAEL T. CROCKETT

RICKY L. CROCKETT

BRUD J. CRONKRITE

KYLE D. CROWLEY

DANIEL CUNNINGHAM

CARL F. CURRAN

MICHAEL CURTIN

CHRISTOPHER E. CUTCHALL

BRIAN K. CUTTER

ANTHONY D. D’AGOSTINO

NATHAN S. DALLEY

ANDREW S. DANG

NORMAN DARLING

ERIC BRUCE DAS

BRANDON L. DAVIS

CRAIG DAVIS

RAPHAEL S. DAVIS

WILBERT DAVIS

JEFFREY F. DAYTON

JASON L. DEIBLER

FELIX M. DELGRECO

DARRYL T. DENT

ERVIN DERVISHI

MICHAEL R. DEUEL

MICHAEL J. DEUTSCH

CHRISTOPHER M. DICKERSON

NICHOLAS J. DIERUF

JEREMY DIGIOVANNI

MICHAEL A. DIRAIMONDO

MICHAEL E. DOOLEY

PATRICK DORFF

TRACE W. DOSSETT

ROBERT J. DOWDY

JEREMY L. DREXLER

JASON L. DUNHAM

JOE L. DUNIGAN JR.

WILLIAM D. DUSENBERY

SETH J. DVORIN

JASON B. DWELLEY

RICHARD S. EATON JR.

WILLIAM C. ECKHART

MARSHALL L. EDGERTON

SHAWN C. EDWARDS

PETER G. ENOS

PEDRO I. ESPAILLAT JR.

ANALAURA ESPARAZA GUTIERREZ

ADAM W. ESTEP

RUBEN ESTRELLA-SOTO

DAVID EVANS JR.

MARK EVNIN

JEREMY RICARDO EWING

JONATHAN I. FALANIKO

BRIAN FAUNCE

ARTHUR L. “BO” FELDER

RIAN C. FERGUSON

RICHARD L. FERGUSON

GEORGE A. FERNANDEZ

CLINT D. FERRIN

JON P. FETTIG

TYLER FEY

PAUL FISHER

JACOB S. FLETCHER

THOMAS ARTHUR FOLEY III

JASON C. FORD

TRAVIS FORD

WESLEY FORTENBERRY

BRADLEY C. FOX

PHILLIP E. FRANK

BOBBY C. FRANKLIN

ROBERT L. FRANTZ

BENJAMIN L. FREEMAN

DAVID FRIBLEY

DAVID T. FRIEDRICH

LUKE FRIST

ADAM FROEHLICH

KURT FROSHEISER

NICHOLE M. FRYE

DAN H. GABRIELSON

RICHARD J. GANNON II

JOSE ANGEL GARIBAY

LANDIS GARRISON

JUSTIN W. GARVEY

JOSEPH P. GARYANTES

ISRAEL GARZA

JOE J. GARZA

JUAN GARZA

CHRISTOPHER D. GELINEAU

CORY RYAN GEURIN

CHRIS GIBSON

JONATHAN GIFFORD

KYLE C. GILBERT

CORNELL W. GILMORE

RONALD A. GINTHER

JESSE GIVENS

MICHAEL T. GLEASON

CHRISTOPHER A. GOLBY

DAVID J. GOLDBERG

SHANE L. GOLDMAN

ARMANDO ARIEL GONZALEZ

JESUS ANGEL “HUGO” GONZALEZ

JORGE A. GONZALEZ

BERNARD GOODEN

GREGORY R. GOODRICH

RICHARD S. GOTTFRIED

RICHARD A. GOWARD

JEFFREY C. GRAHAM

MICHAEL J. GRAY

JEFFREY G. GREEN

KYLE A. GRIFFIN

PATRICK LEE GRIFFIN JR.

SEAN R. GRILLEY

JOSEPH R. GUERRERA

HANS N. GUKEISEN

CHRISTIAN GURTNER

JOSE GUTIERREZ

RICHARD W. HAFER

CHARLES G. HAIGHT

DERYK L. HALLAL

JESSE M. HALLING

ERIK A. HALVORSEN

KIMBERLY N. HAMPTON

MICHAEL S. HANCOCK

WARREN S. HANSEN

ATANACIO HAROMARIN JR.

WILLIAM M. HARRELL

KENNETH W. HARRIS JR.

LEROY HARRIS-KELLY III

JOHN D. HART

NATHANIEL HART JR.

JONATHAN N. HARTMAN

STEPHEN C. HATTAMER

SHELDON R. HAWK EAGLE

TIMOTHY L. HAYSLETT

BRIAN D. HAZELGROVE

JUSTIN W. HEBERT

DAMIAN L. HEIDELBERG

RAHEEN TYSON HEIGHTER

BRIAN R. HELLERMANN

TERRY HEMINGWAY

MATTHEW C. HENDERSON

ROBERT HENDERSON II

KENNETH W. HENDRICKSON

CLAYTON W. HENSON

EDWARD J. HERRGOTT

JACOB R. “JAKE” HERRING

GREGORY B. HICKS

CHRISTOPHER K. HILL

STEPHEN “DUSTY” HILLER

KEICIA M. HINES

NICOLAS M. HODSON

JAMES T. HOFFMAN

CHRISTOPHER J. HOLLAND

LINCOLN HOLLINSAID

JAMES J. HOLMES

JEREMIAH J. HOLMES

ANTOINE J. HOLT

KELLY L. HORNBECK

JEREMY R. HORTON

BERT E. HOYER

CORY A. HUBBELL

CHRISTOPHER E. HUDSON

DOYLE HUFSTEDLER III

JAMIE L. HUGGINS

ERIC R. HULL

SIMEON HUNTE

JOSHUA C. HURLEY

NOLEN R. HUTCHINGS

RAY J. HUTCHINSON

GREGORY HUXLEY JR.

CRAIG S. IVORY

LESLIE D. JACKSON

MARLON P. JACKSON

SCOTT JAMAR

EVAN JAMES

LUKE S. JAMES

WILLIAM A. JEFFRIES

ROBERT B. JENKINS

DARIUS T. JENNINGS

TROY JENKINS

RYAN M. JERABEK

LINDA C. JIMENEZ

OSCAR JIMENEZ

HOWARD JOHNSON II

JOHN P. JOHNSON

JUSTIN W. JOHNSON

MAURICE J. JOHNSON

MICHAEL VANN JOHNSON JR.

NATHANIEL H. JOHNSON

PAUL J. JOHNSON

PHILIP A. JOHNSON JR.

RAYSHAWN JOHNSON

DEVON D. JONES

GUSSIE M. JONES

RAYMOND E. JONES JR.

KYLAN JONES-HUFFMAN

CURT E. JORDAN JR.

JASON D. JORDAN

PHILLIP A. JORDAN

FOREST J. JOSTES

SPENCER T. KAROL

MICHAEL G. KARR JR.

MARK J. KASECKY

JEFFREY KAYLOR

CHAD L. KEITH

BRIAN M. KENNEDY

KYRAN E. KENNEDY

MORGAN D. KENNON

CHRISTOPHER J. KENNY

JONATHAN R. KEPHART

ERIK C. KESTERSON

JAMES M. KIEHL

KEVIN C. KIMMERLY

LEVI B. KINCHEN

LESTER O. KINNEY II

DAVID KIRCHHOFF

NICHOLAS BRIAN KLEIBOEKER

JOHN K. KLINESMITH JR.

FLOYD G. KNIGHTEN JR.

JOSHUA KNOWLES

KEVIN T. KOLM

MARTIN W. KONDOR

PATRICK W. KORDSMEIER

EDWARD KORN

BRADLEY S. KORTHAUS

JAKUB H. KOWALIK

DUSTIN L. KREIDER

BRADLEY G. KRITZER

JOHN F. KURTH

WILLIAM W. LABADIE JR.

JOSHUA S. LADD

MICHAEL LALUSH

ALAN D. LAM

JAMES I. LAMBERT II

JAMES P. LAMBERT

JONATHAN LAMBERT

ANDREW DAVID LA MONT

SEAN G. LANDRUS

MOISES LANGHORST

TRACY L. LARAMORE

SCOTT Q. LARSON JR.

MATTHEW C. LASKOWSKI

WILLIAM T. LATHAM

KARINA S. LAU

MARK A. LAWTON

TRAVIS LAYFIELD

RENE LEDESMA

CEDRIC L. LENNON

FARAO K. LETUFUGA

ROGER C. LING

JOSEPH L. LISTER

NINO D. LIVAUDAIS

DANIEL J. LONDONO

RYAN P. LONG

ZACHARIAH W. LONG

DUANE E. LONGSTRETH

DAVID L. LOYD

ROBERT L. LUCERO

JASON C. LUDLAM

CHRISTOPHER D. MABRY

GREGORY MACDONALD

VORN J. MACK

JOSEPH B. MAGLIONE

WILLIAM J. MAHER III

TOBY W. MALLET

IAN D. MANUEL

PABLO MANZANO

LYNDON A. MARCUS JR.

DOUGLAS JOSE MARENCOREYES

JUDE C. MARIANO

JAMES E. MARSHALL

JOHN W. MARSHALL

FRANCISCO MARTINEZ

FRANCISCO MARTINEZ FLORES

JOHNNY V. MATA

CLINT MATTHEWS

MATTHEW E. MATULA

DONALD C. MAY JR.

JOSEPH P. MAYEK

DUSTIN K. MCGAUGH

HOLLY J. MCGEOGH

BRIAN MCGINNIS

MICHAEL A. MCGLOTHIN

SCOTT R. MCHUGH

JOSHUA MCINTOSH

DAVID M. MCKEEVER

ROBERT L. MCKINLEY

DON S. MCMAHAN

HEATH A. MCMILLIN

BRIAN MCPHILLIPS

JESUS “MARTY” MEDELLIN

IRVING MEDINA

KENNETH A. MELTON

FERNANDO A. MENDEZACEVES

JOSEPH MENUSA

EDDIE E. MENYWEATHER

GIL MERCADO

MICHAEL M. MERILA

DANIEL K. METHVIN

JASON MEYER

ELIU A. MIERSANDOVAL

MICHAEL G. MIHALAKIS

MATTHEW G. MILCZARK

JASON DAVID MILEO

ANTHONY MILLER

BRUCE MILLER JR.

FREDERICK L. MILLER JR.

MARVIN L. MILLER

JOSEPH MINUCCI II

TROY L. MIRANDA

GEORGE A. MITCHELL

KEMAN L. MITCHELL

MICHAEL W. MITCHELL

SEAN R. MITCHELL

JESSE D. MIZENER

JORGE A. MOLINA BAUTISTA

ADAM G. MOONEY

JASON WILLIAM MOORE

STUART W. MOORE

TRAVIS A. MOOTHART

JOSE L. MORA

MICHAEL A. MORA

KEVIN MOREHEAD

BRENT L. MOREL

DAVID J. MORENO

GERARDO MORENO

LUIS A. MORENO

DENNIS MORGAN

GEOFFREY S. MORRIS

RICKY A. MORRIS JR.

KEELAN L. MOSS

CORY R. MRACEK

RODNEY A. MURRAY

PAUL T. NAKAMURA

NATHAN W. NAKIS

KENNETH A. NALLEY

CHRISTOPHER G. NASON

KEVIN NAVE

RAFAEL L. NAVEA

PAUL M. NEFF II

GAVIN L. NEIGHBOR

JOSHUA M. NEUSCHE

ISAAC MICHAEL NIEVES

PATRICK NIXON

MARCUS O. NOLASCO

WILLIAM J. NORMANDY

JOSEPH C. NORQUIST

LEIF E. NOTT

TODD E. NUNES

DAVID T. NUTT

DONALD SAMUEL OAKS JR.

BRANDEN F. OBERLEITNER

PATRICK T. O’DAY

RAMON C. OJEDA

RICHARD P. ORENGO

KIM S. ORLANDO

ERIC ORLOWSKI

OSBALDO OROZCO

CODY J. ORR

BILLY J. ORTON

KEVIN C. OTT

DAVID EDWARD OWENS JR.

FERNANDO PADILLA-RAMIREZ

SHAWN D. PAHNKE

GABRIEL T. PALACIOS

ERIC T. PALIWODA

JOSHUA M. PALMER

DALE A. PANCHOT

DANIEL R. PARKER

JAMES D. PARKER

KRISTIAN E. PARKER

DAVID B. PARSON

ESAU G. PATTERSON JR.

WILLIAM L. PAYNE

MICHAEL PEDERSEN

ABRAHAM D. PENAMEDINA

BRIAN PENISTEN

ROSS A. PENNANEN

HECTOR R. PEREZ

JOEL PEREZ

JOSE A. PEREZ III

WILFREDO PEREZ JR.

MICHAEL J. PERNASELLI

DAVID S. PERRY

ALYSSA R. PETERSON

BRETT J. PETRIKEN

ERICKSON H. PETTY

JERRICK M. PETTY

CHANCE R. PHELPS

GLADIMIR PHILIPPE

IVORY L. PHIPPS

PIERRE PICHE

LORI ANN PIESTEWA

JAMES H. PIRTLE

FREDERICK E. POKORNEY JR.

ANDREW POKORNY

JUSTIN W. POLLARD

LARRY E. POLLEY JR.

DARRIN K. POTTER

JAMES E. POWELL

KELLEY PREWITT

JAROR C. PUELLO-CORONADO

MICHAEL B. QUINN

RICHARD P. RAMEY

CHRISTOPHER RAMIREZ

ERIC ULYSSES RAMIREZ

WILLIAM C. RAMIREZ

CHRISTOPHER RAMOS

TAMARRA J. RAMOS

BRANDON RAMSEY

EDMOND L. RANDLE

CLESTON C. RANEY

REL A. RAVAGO IV

RYAN E. REED

AARON T. REESE

RANDY REHN

BRENDON REISS

GEORGE S. RENTSCHLER

RAMON REYES TORRES

SEAN REYNOLDS

ARIEL RICO

JEREMY L. RIDLEN

FERNANDO RINCON

DUANE RIOS

RUSSELL RIPPETOE

JOSE A. RIVERA

JOHN T. RIVERO

FRANK K. RIVERS

THOMAS D. ROBBINS

TODD J. ROBBINS

ANTHONY P. ROBERTS

BOB W. ROBERTS

ROBERT D. ROBERTS

JOSEPH E. ROBSKY JR.

MARLIN ROCKHOLD

JOSE F. GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ

ROBERT M. RODRIGUEZ

PHILIP ROGERS

ROBERT E. ROONEY

RANDAL ROSACKER

VICTOR A. ROSALESLOMELI

RICHARD H. ROSAS

SCOTT C. ROSE

RANDY S. ROSENBERG

LARRY ROUKEY

BRANDON ROWE

ROGER D. ROWE

JONATHAN ROZIER

ISELA RUBALCAVA

JOHN WAYNE RUSSELL

TIMOTHY L. RYAN

SCOTT A. SABOE

RASHEED SAHIB

RUDY SALAS

EDWARD MATTHEW SALTZ

BENJAMIN SAMMIS

GREG SANDERS

LEROY SANDOVAL JR.

MATTHEW J. SANDRI

BARRY SANFORD SR.

CAMERON B. SARNO

SCOTT SATHER

JEREMIAH E. SAVAGE

JUSTIN B. SCHMIDT

SEAN M. SCHNEIDER

DUSTIN H. SCHRAGE

MATHEW E. SCHRAM

CHRISTIAN C. SCHULZ

DAVID A. SCOTT

KERRY D. SCOTT

STEPHEN M. SCOTT

MARC S. SEIDEN

CHRISTOPHER S. SEIFERT

DUSTIN M. SEKULA

MATTHEW SERIO

JUAN M. SERRANO

WENTZ J. H. SHANABERGER III

JEFFREY R. SHAVER

CASEY SHEEHAN

KEVIN F. SHEEHAN

ANTHONY L. SHERMAN

BRAD S. SHUDER

JAMES A. SHULL

ERIK SILVA

SEAN A. SILVA

LEONARD D. SIMMONS

CHARLES M. SIMS

JOHN T. SIMS JR.

UDAY SINGH

AARON J. SISSEL

CHRISTOPHER A. SISSON

DAVID SISUNG

BRIAN SLAVENAS

BRANDON U. SLOAN

THOMAS J. SLOCUM

COREY L. SMALL

KEITH L. SMETTE

BENEDICT J. SMITH

BRANDON C. SMITH

BRUCE A. SMITH

DARRELL SMITH

EDWARD SMITH

ERIC A. SMITH

JEREMIAH D. SMITH

MATTHEW R. SMITH

MICHAEL J. SMITH JR.

ORENTHIAL J. SMITH

PAUL R. SMITH

STEVE SOELZER

RODERIC A. SOLOMON

ARMANDO SORIANO

TOMAS SOTELO JR.

KENNETH C. SOUSLIN

PHILIP I. SPAKOSKY

MICHAEL R. SPEER

CHRISTOPHER J. SPLINTER

MARVIN R. SPRAYBERRY III

BRYAN N. SPRY

MICHAEL STACK

ROBERT STEVER

TORREY L. STOFFEL-GRAY

GREGORY STONE

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Asshole Spammers

I just had to delete well over 2k in comments because I got major spammed this week.

Justin Kindy, Willyb, and Ex-Republican- your 600+ comment thread on John Kerry had to be nuked to get to all the comments I needed to delete. Feel free to post here.








Blockbuster Assholes

I hate losing my temper in public, but sometimes you just gotta.

I put two movies in the Blockbuster drop box some time before noon today, when they were due. I t was close, but I know it was before noon because I got gas down the street from the Blockbuster and the receipt says 11:50. I paid at the pump, and it takes about 30 seconds to get to Blockbuster from the gas station.

I went in tonight to rent a movie, and they tried to charge me $8.46 in late fees. It seems the movies did not get checked in until 5:00 pm. We went round and round, with me explaining that it is not my fault they are lazy and slow with the check-ins, and we were making no progress, when the guy finally made his fatal mistake. He looked at me and said:

“It is your responsibility unless you hand them to an employee inside.”

Meaning, of course, that the movies are late because I screwed up and trusted the metal security drop that they want people to use.

He then tried to meet me halfway with the late fees, at which point I said “Why don’t we do this? Why don’t you go fuck yourself?”

And thus ended my last commercial experience with the Blockbuster Corporation.








Poker Renaissance

Pejman asks:

A couple of weeks ago, I was with a law school friend of mine, and we wondered at the sudden popularity of poker. Various tournaments are now shown on TV, with Texas Hold’Em being the most popular version of the game. What accounted for the poker renaissance?

He then links to this Justin Peters Washington Monthly feature which contains awhole bunch of generational psycho-babble gobbledy-gook.

I can tell Pejman what has caused the increase in popularity in poker in several words (and, in fairness, Peters does reference one aspect deep in his piece):

Keyhole Cameras and Satellite Freeze-outs

Poker has been televised for years, starting with the Texas crew and Binion’s World Series of Poker. The problem was, it was about as exciting as watching the America’s Cup. You had no idea what was going on, but with the keyhole camera, you know what people have when they are playing, and it makes the show exciting and dynamic.

Satellite freeze-outs made it exciting for everyone to play, because instead of the old stylewith the cronies playing for a few days and then voting on a winner, you played until someone had all the chips. Add to that the concept of anyone being able to somehow make it to the top (see Moneymaker, Chris), and you start to catch the drift.

I am as big a fan of the internet as anyone, but claiming the internet caused the increase in popularity is as silly as the rest of the psychological nonsense in Peters piece. The interest was caused by the television, and ther internet merely provided an outlet to fulfill the thirst for the game.

And, btw, the reason Hold ‘Em is the most popular is because it is the purest form of poker. It really is that simple.








Poor, Underfunded Democrats

Can we please stop pretending that the Democrats can not compete financially:

Democratic candidate for President John Kerry raised over $30 million in April, $15 million more than the Bush/Cheney campaign. Kerry beat Bush by over $17 million last month as well, when the Kerry campaign raised $43.4 million in March. The Kerry Campaign has receipts for over $115 million for the presidential primary cycle, breaking Bushs 2000 record for a non-incumbent, according to Kerry’s FEC report that will be filed with the FEC today.

“Since Super Tuesday, the Kerry campaign has raised over $73 million, $32 million more than the Bush/Cheney campaign over the first two months of head to head comparison,” said Kerry Campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill. “Our campaign is thriving on our supporters’ energy and commitment to electing John Kerry the next President of the United States. They’re creating tremendous momentum and setting new records nearly everyday.”

And this does not include Soros, all the left wing advocacy groups being funded by billionaires (half my damn liberal blogroll is on their payroll, it seems), the Unions, the NAACP, the NEA, NOW, the Sierra Club and all of the other traditional financial and advocacy group which pour MILLIONS into the DNC and Democrat causes. Not to mention all the new ways the Democrats have found to circumvent CFR, the bill they championed.

Let’s also not forget the vast personal wealth of the majority of the sitting Democratic Senators (and their wives).

Can you imagine the alarmist rhetoric if Bush were breaking fund-raising records? Oops- never mind. You don’t have to imagine. The lefty reaction is rather well chronicled.
You don’t have to google too hard to find all sorts of apocalyptic rhetoric regarding Bush breaking Clinton’s fund-raising records.

*** Update ***

Not only are they not content to merely be quiet and hypocritical about the fund-raising records, but they are crowing about it.

Remember this the next time you hear them bitch about money, and remember- Campaign Finance Reform was a sham. Before the law was even being implemented, the Democrats were already violating it or circumventing it:

Democrats are kicking off a backdoor way of financing their 2004 congressional campaigns today with the very type of unlimited donations from corporations, unions, and individuals that many party leaders had vowed to flush from the political system.

The strategy involves setting up two new groups unmistakably aligned with the Democratic Party’s longstanding campaign organizations for the House and Senate. Technically, the two groups are not arms of the Democratic Party, a key distinction, because the nation’s new campaign finance law bars lawmakers from soliciting ”soft money,” the unlimited money that politicians still crave.

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, and minority whip Steny Hoyer, Democrat of Maryland, will headline a fund-raising event tonight at the Hotel George for a new group called the New House PAC.

Tonight, the group will raise ”hard money,” a limited, regulated type of donation that lawmakers can legally solicit. But the group plans to ask donors for soft money later this year and to serve as a sort of shadow campaign committee for the Democratic Party, according to sources familiar with the effort.

*** Update ***

Whatever, Jesse.

You were in favor of CFR, yet now your leaders are violating the spirit and, perhaps, the letter of the law, yet you see no hypocrisy in it. Ezra has been consistent on the issue, even applauding the ruling the other day allowing ‘soft money’ sources to be tapped.

BTW- You have consistently made caustic and sarcastic remarks about Bush’s fund-raising, and not in the context of the liberal media. Check your own damn archives.








Nancy, Nancy, Nancy

Everyone has their knickers in a twist about the comments from the jerk Nancy Pelosi. I say- let her speak louder. The woman is a troll and an incompetent, a vicious hack, and a mean-spirited shrew. The more she speaks, the better.

As far as intelligence, a flashback:

“As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.” – Representative Nancy Pelosi CA (December 16, 1998)

She just didn’t want to do anything about it:

House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said Pelosi’s comments “were meant to inspire her political base. But who else do they inspire? If we followed Mrs. Pelosi’s advice, Saddam Hussein would still terrorize the citizens of Iraq. We would still be waiting for the U.N. to make any decision regarding our national security.”

Iam so sick and tired of the revision of the record. Everyone was wrong about the presence of WMD. nancy Pelosi and her ilk were wrong about not wanting to do anything.








Abuse Photos

I am to the point that I think publishing any additional photos in the press about abuse in Abu Gharib is now irresponsible. The constant drip-drip of photos makes it appear as if the abuse is still occurring, and I don;t see why this needs to be done.

And before the jackasses start braying in the comments, I am not saying they can’t publish the pictures, I am saying they shouldn’t. No cover-up- they can follow the story all they want. Just quit making photos available for the Al Jazeera agitprop machine.