There ARE a few obvious Republicans. Coyote Creek is a good example. But beyond that, many of the folks who make a mess on both sides, even the annoying ones, seem really to mean well and I do believe we'll all be on the same team in a couple months.
Haha, I just lost my rec/rate privileges apparently. Man, these site administrators are petty. I haven't done a damn thing to merit removal of any kind of rating ability. I'd love to hear them explain this one. Please folks, check my comment history. More often than not, I've been a conciliator on threads. I've probably dispensed 2 zeros ever, and it's only when someone so obviously just tries to shit on a diary.
I don't get your point 1. The GI bill after World War II was a wild success not just for the individual veterans but for ramping up our civil economy generally.
As for your second point, it seems that looking at number of years in service is a misleading isolated metric. Don't you have to consider the possible mental wear and tear, stress, and strain, which affects these men and women, but also deteriorates their job performance? I think it's hard to argue that simply longer and longer serving troops is unequivocally a net positive.
I think you verge on a possibly compelling point when it comes to the issue of developing noncoms, something McCain has spoken to a couple times. My response to that is that it's simply too incredible for me to accept that the only way we can maintain an adequate force of non-commissioned officers is to deny them any substantial benefits until they re-enlist multiple times. So that small issue should not be a barrier to the passage of a long overdue revamped GI Bill.
I'm an Obama supporter and I don't believe for a second she meant anything dark or nefarious with this. This is no better than the endless posts by TD and Alegre making crazy claims against Obama about phantom middle fingers, and other such random nonsense.
This campaign has clearly gone on too long. SHE DIDN'T MEAN ANYTHING MORE THAN CAMPAIGNS GO TO JUNE! Oh the irony.