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  1. PaulD

    80 years ago today - D-Day

    My father wasn't at D-Day because he was busy navigating B-17's over Germany and occupied Europe. I know he shared the quiet pride of those men of D-Day. They truly saved the world. "The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity...
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    BREAKING OJ Simpson - Dead at 76

    I have to hope that he repented of his crimes before he died.
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    Trevor Etienne Arrested DUI

    The spring game?
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    Trump deeds and misdeeds VI

    If he is in a Federal status (active duty or reserve), there’s a DoD directive that forbids it. If he’s a National Guard member in state status, it would depend on Texas rules.
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    Alabama, You've Done It Again, Part the IV

    Not necessarily great qualifications for trial judge either, when you think about it.
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    Eli Gold Not Expected To Return To Booth In 2024

    I would also tell them that parents never really get divorced from their spouse. Even when the children are grown, you still will deal with them at life events. Be civil! It's a shame that things ended this way with Eli Gold. I haven't heard the University say anything derogatory about him and...
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    Welcome Coach Kalen DeBoer!

    Wow, I was a sophomore at UA when he was born...
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    Nick Saban Retiring? It's Official .. the Goat is gone

    I believe that you are correct.
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    Jimmy Johnson Ring of Honor....and a question for us over 40.

    About 15 years ago, one of the young captains in our office came in to talk to me about the Combined Federal Campaign (the Federal Government's charity campaign; the junior captain each year gets the responsibility of going around and asking people to contribute). I told her I didn't need her to...
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    What Are You Reading?

    Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine by Petraeus and Roberts. (Yes, that Petraeus.) Quite readable. Also, rereading The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Birth by Borg and Crosson.
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    When and why did you become a Crimson Tide fan?

    I became an Alabama fan listening on the radio in my dorm room to our first game my freshman year in 1973. It was California in Birmingham and we won 66-0. I had never lived in the state, although my mother’s family was from Mobile. But they were AU people. I had attended high school in Texas...
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    Price of Gas II

    After Georgia's gasoline tax of $.315 per gallon went back into effect this week, the price at the station I use jumped 40 cents from Tuesday.
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    Bama Game Thread: Official Postgame Thread - Bama vs. AU...

    We do play at Wisconsin next year…
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    Price of Gas II

    In the $2.40s here in central Georgia.
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    Bama Game Thread: Official Postgame Thread - Bama vs. Chattanooga...

    Is Tyler Buchner still on the team? I was a bit surprised not to see him come in after Simpson.
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    Decline of the G.O.P. Episode XII

    About 10 years ago, when I was still an Air Force attorney, I would send out an email to the entire base population every December reminding everyone of how ethics rules applied to gifts (like can't accept them from contractors or give them to superiors) and contractor-funded holiday parties and...
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    Vasili Arkhipov Day

    There is a series of books by James Philip beginning with Operation Anadyr which tells what happened when the submarine DID launch it's torpedo and we retaliated. It's an interesting series with real world characters sprinkled with fictional ones. If you like alternate history, it might be worth...
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    Alabama 77 VPI 6

    I remember this game from my freshman year with pleasure. The score and how the game was played is an obvious reason, but another was that it was a night game. Back then, games in Tuscaloosa weren't televised and had a standard start time of 1:30 (I think). The smaller stadium with its Astroturf...
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    Alabama 77 VPI 6

    That old scoreboard reminds me of how the stadium looked back in my student days in the '70s. It's hard to believe that the current one is built on top of it.
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    Is Doxxing Acceptable? Why or Why Not?

    Although I strongly disapprove of it, doxing isn't a crime in most places as long as the person doing it doesn't include a clear threat or doesn't manage to violate stalking laws (where they exist). The biggest problem is that existing laws are usually from the pre-internet era and aren't...