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Squaring the Pentagon

Original post made by Tom Cushing, Danville, on Dec 7, 2012

I think we can all agree that the single most fundamental duty of government is to provide for the national defense, from which all else flows. It is a testament to the success of our military that the continental United States has not suffered a land war since the one we inflicted upon ourselves 150 years ago. That statement in no way minimizes the sacrifices of those who served at Pearl Harbor – our local annual beacon tradition does honor to those brave souls, here and departed. Further, the 9/11 attacks were not the doing of a nation-state, and responsibility for them comes to rest elsewhere.

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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Dec 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Dear T-Cush,

No one cares what you think.

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Posted by Tom Cushing
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 9, 2012 at 7:12 am

... and yet Ricky, here I am -- makin' my millions, especially on the syndication rights, the residuals, the book and the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster. Who do you think should play me -- and you? I'm thinking Andy Serkis for you.

I prefer to believe that everyone agrees with me.

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Posted by Ed Sullivan
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Tom appears to think quite highly of himself. Tom, I think you get a kick out of what you write. Of course, there is no harm in this; it's just that I think you must have a lot of time on your hands, aside from making all of your "millions." LOL, what kook.

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Posted by Tom Cushing
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 10, 2012 at 6:48 am

Dear Santa:

I've tried to be good this year. I seek timely topics, poke around the web for good sources and don't pull punches about how I see it. Sometimes, I even read a book(!) Yet, the comments hereabouts don't seem to focus on the topics, the sources or even the opinions. I think the elves have been up to mischief.

So, for Christmas I'd like to get a good conversation -- a few comments that express a point-of-view on the topic. Disagree -- great! Missed the point -- thanks! Snark it up -- please! But I already have enough coal in my socks, thanks.

Hoping that's not too much to ask,

Sincerely, Tom

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Posted by Dashford
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Don't let them get you down, Tom. Even Mr. Pshaw and others of his ilk care what you think; they read your column religiously.

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Posted by spcwt
a resident of Danville
on Dec 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Yeah Tom. It wasn't totally boring. Keep up the good work.