Author Archives: Chris Penningroth

Making Things Better — Introductory Installment

There are many things to complain about in the American political process these days. I spend every major election cycle hoping things don’t get worse. Sometimes they don’t get worse, but often they do. For someone who grew up in … Continue reading

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A Change in Tactics

Apparently A-10 “Warthogs” dealing out death from the skies to bad guys wasn’t enough. The quote of the week:  “When God sends a Plague of Wild Boars against you, he’s done sending messages, and is now sending armored bacon.” [Emphasis … Continue reading

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This Should be Interesting

It’ll be interesting to see what happens in the next four years…! Normally I’d categorize a post like this as “What’s Right.”  I’m not really certain at this point.  What is certain is that it could have been worse.

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Conservative Tactics

[Warning–Not Sutiable for Viewing at Work (NSFW) or for Children due to language] Project Veritas’ latest video:   If attempted voter fraud is likely, it may be useful insurance for conservatives to go rent all the cars they can on … Continue reading

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Farewell Mrs Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly went home yesterday. Eagle Forum has an announcement on their page today. Phyllis Schlafly was one of the first people I remember hearing that wasn’t pushing the same line as Walter Cronkite and his ilk back in the mid-1970s … Continue reading

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Career Retrospective – 1990

Operation DESERT SHIELD commenced after Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invaded Kuwait. The U.S. suffered a relatively brief economic recession. I earned my Private Pilot certificate. My grades were substantially better throughout 1990; however I was still only managing average grades in … Continue reading

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Career Retrospective – 1989

As 1989 began, George H.W. Bush took the presidency as the Reagans rode off into the sunset. Prior to the inauguration, U.S. Navy F-14s shot down Libyan fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. On the ninth of November, Germans began … Continue reading

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Career Retrospective – 1988

I made my debut as a cadet, in both Army and Air Force commissioning programs. Ronald Wilson Reagan (may eternal peace be upon him) was the President and Commander-in-Chief; George H.W. Bush was Vice-President; Frank Carlucci was the Secretary of … Continue reading

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It’s official! I’ve retired from service.

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