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  •  I was an ANG technician (1+ / 0-)
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    aaraujo

    I don't see why they should be exempted any more than an Air Traffic Controller or a meat inspector. All of them protect the public.

    Most of the ones I worked with were exceedingly right wing.

    They should call their GOP representatives, that they most likely voted for, and tell them to stop screwing around.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 02:33:16 PM PST

    •  Not only the ANG civilian techs (1+ / 0-)
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      aaraujo

      There are also the Army Corps of Engineer personnel that operate the power plants on the Missouri and the navigation locks on the Ohio, and the Bureau of Reclamation folks that maintain flood control, power and irrigation facilities across the West, such as Hoover Dam and the other impoundments on the Colorado.  This is a totally FUBAR thing we have going on here.

      •  Indeed (0+ / 0-)

        This is rather a blunt-object approach to budgeting.

        If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

        by Major Kong on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 04:31:36 PM PST

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    •  you are correct about them being RWers (0+ / 0-)

      Most ANG fullimers are hard rightwingers but not all.  It's because of the demographics - they tend to be middle-aged white men that have stuck around long enough in the traditional guard to be picked up fulltime.

      Buts slowly, there are more women and minorities ending up in those slots to start to slowly change the Archie Bunker mindset,

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