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Chasing the Tiger

It is Saturday, November 17th, 2018 and on a beautiful, crisp day in Auburn, AL there is another football game.  This week in the SEC, many of the teams have taken a break from the difficult league schedule, and are playing weaker competition.  For Auburn, they are no exception, as they are competing with Liberty University who they pummel in a 53-0 win.  It is like a preparation week for the biggest game of the year, Auburn at Alabama—“The Iron Bowl”.

Though the contest is not a big game, it is a “big day”.  It is Senior Day at Auburn.  All seniors will be honored, and included in that will be the team walk-ons. This is a day …

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California GOP Voter Suppression and the Wildfire Connection

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California GOP Voter Suppression and the Wildfire Connection

Robert Patrick Lewis

There has been a lot of talk over the past several months regarding the possibility of voter suppression and voter fraud in the midterm elections that happened last Tuesday.  But how many times have you heard about the California GOP voter suppression that actually occurred?

As we begin to dig deeper into what happened in the months leading up to and the day of the elections, however, it looks like the very people who made the loudest accusations were themselves responsible for voter suppression (see: projection & misdirection).  

Democrats have long tried to argue that any voter ID law is racist and

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The Carter Page Tactics Repeated on Judge Kavanaugh & My Own Battle Against False Allegations

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Tactic (definition): a conceptual action aiming at the achievement of a goal. This action can be implemented as one or more specific tasks. (Wikipedia)

 

Different Tactics for Different Groups & Objectives

What comes to mind when you hear the word “tactic?”  As a former Green Beret, my first thought used to be either The Ranger Handbook or FM 7-8 (Field Manual for the Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad).  These two books teach the tactical doctrine used by the US Army combat arms, for everyone from an Infantry squad rifleman to a Special Forces ODA (Operational Detachment-Alpha).

The knowledge inside of these two books was drilled into my head for years, beginning in

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Divine Providence

Chalk it up to divine providence but the walk from Northgate to Kyle Field yielded another amazing story.

A beautiful girl passed by and Chris almost broke his neck checking her out. His wife Erika laughed and started teasing him. Thinking to myself these people seemed cool I walked up and told Chris I caught him looking too but its okay because I’m a writer.

They both laughed and I asked if either had a military connection.

Both of their Dads served in the Texas National Guard and help after Hurricane Carla which until Harvey was the worst storm Texas had seen.

Then Erika told me about her Great Uncle Glen Clecker.

Glen and his buddy Harlon graduated early from …

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Three longtime friends experience something distinctly Texan and uniquely Aggie

Wearing Aggie shirts they bought at a tent sale Klyer, Eric, and Andrew walked from Northgate to Kyle Field to witness their first football game in Texas.

When I asked them why travel to College Station they replied:

“We don’t have things like this in Oregon. There are a ton of people here and everyone is nice. Aggie fans have gone out of their way to make us feel comfortable.”

Asked if they had a military connection they wanted to share; each told a story about their grandfather.

Eric’s grandfather lost his hearing in an engine room aboard a Navy ship during World War II.

Klyer’s grandfather traded a pack of cigarettes for a violin at the end of his …

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