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by Pawpaw
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Federal
Topic: Pentagon nominee says insane for civilians to own semi-auto
Replies: 44
Views: 4766

Re: Pentagon nominee says insane for civilians to own semi-auto

Self-Pitying Anti-Gun Doctor Provides a Step-by-Step Lesson in How Not to Succeed in Government
Dr. Dean L. Winslow is feeling sorry for himself.

It’s a common -- and frustrating -- experience. You’re up for a job. You think you’re the perfect fit. But you blow the interview, and it doesn’t work out.

If you’re smart, it might be a good opportunity for self-reflection. What did you do wrong? How might you do better next time?

If you’re not smart, you might simply wallow in self-pity and double down on the same sort of behavior that tanked your opportunity.

And if you’re really not smart, you might take to the pages of a national newspaper, lambast your would-be boss and his policies, and demonstrate your ignorance anew to the entire country.

Unfortunately for Winslow, he took the third option, hosting his own pity party in the form of a Washington Post op-ed about his failed attempt to work for the Trump administration. To hear Winslow tell it, President Trump really blew it this time.

For the rest of us, Winslow’s misadventure, coupled with his breathtaking sense of entitlement to public employment, is a step-by-step lesson in how not to advance a career in government.
by Pawpaw
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Federal
Topic: Pentagon nominee says insane for civilians to own semi-auto
Replies: 44
Views: 4766

Re: Pentagon nominee says insane for civilians to own semi-auto

DOD Nominee Withdraws Himself From Consideration After Anti-Gun Comments

He's still an anti-gun dimwit, but at least he's out of the way now.
Dr. Dean Winslow might have been a slam dunk for the role he was nominated for at the Department of Defense. As a former Air Force flight surgeon, the role of assistant secretary of defense for health affairs would have been right in his wheelhouse.

Unfortunately, he also said that he thought it was “insane” that regular citizens could buy an AR-15 following the Sutherland Springs tragedy.

While his role at the Department of Defense would have had no impact on the nation’s gun policy, now it won’t matter as Winslow has removed himself from consideration.
by Pawpaw
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Federal
Topic: Pentagon nominee says insane for civilians to own semi-auto
Replies: 44
Views: 4766

Re: Pentagon nominee says insane for civilians to own semi-auto

ninjabread wrote:The founding fathers thought it was insane for a free country to have a standing army.
DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING!

We have a winner!
by Pawpaw
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Federal
Topic: Pentagon nominee says insane for civilians to own semi-auto
Replies: 44
Views: 4766

Re: Pentagon nominee says insane for civilians to own semi-auto

bblhd672 wrote:
2farnorth wrote:I seem to remember Colin Powell making similar statements many years ago.
Yeah, he did. And destroyed any support he may have had from deplorable people.
... like me.

I was an early supporter of Colin Powell. Then he started opening his mouth...
by Pawpaw
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Federal
Topic: Pentagon nominee says insane for civilians to own semi-auto
Replies: 44
Views: 4766

Re: Pentagon nominee says insane for civilians to own semi-auto

Soccerdad1995 wrote:When I joined the Army I swore an oath to defend the Constitution. Does the Air Force release their folks from this oath when they leave service? I know that I was never released from mine.
I retired from the USAF in 1994. Sometime in the late '80s, I started hearing officers say that Air Force Regulations were merely suggestions. I repeatedly asked them, "If that's true, how is it that I can be court marshaled for violating a "suggestion"?" Not once did I get an answer.
by Pawpaw
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Federal
Topic: Pentagon nominee says insane for civilians to own semi-auto
Replies: 44
Views: 4766

Re: Pentagon nominee says insane for civilians to own semi-auto

bblhd672 wrote:Petition at White House website for President Trump to withdraw the nomination. Please sign if you agree.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petiti ... th-affairs
Signed. Thank you.
by Pawpaw
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Federal
Topic: Pentagon nominee says insane for civilians to own semi-auto
Replies: 44
Views: 4766

Re: Pentagon nominee says insane for civilians to own semi-auto

bblhd672 wrote:
paperchunker wrote:http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11 ... apons.html
I may get in trouble with other members of the committee just say how insane it is that in the United States of America a civilian can go out and buy a semi-automatic like an AR-15, which apparently was the weapon that was used,” Winslow said. “I think that's an issue not as much for this committee, but elsewhere
Tell me again how Republicans are better... :mad5
Former AF officer attempting to deflect criticism for his branch's failure to prevent the shooter from legally purchasing firearms?
Also, never assume a senior military officer cares much for your freedom. Many of them rose to their ranks by kissing Obama's ring.
:iagree:

Enlisted personnel tend to be overwhelmingly Republican. Officers, not so much.

Besides, this guy is a professor at Stanford University. What did you expect?

I do agree, though. I'm fully invested in the VA healthcare system now. I don't want anyone with that much contempt for my civil rights running it.

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