Top 7 for the Week of September 14, 2012

This week, Ashley and I talked about:

  1. Chicago Teachers Union Demands 30% Raise for 15% Proficiency
  2. Stupid California Bans Food … Or Something
  3. What’s going on with Israel, Egypt, & Saudi Arabia? Do We Have Any Allies Left?
  4. Recovery! Wait, What Recovery?
  5. Freedom of Speech Outrages Foreign Muslims, Incites Riots & Murder
  6. This Is Not What We Meant By ‘Never Forget’
  7. Fall TV is Starting!
Plus we have an epic rant, a superhero Dude of the Week, and a crappy joke that you’ll never want to tell at parties.
Happy listening!

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Courageous Restraint: A Medal for Doing Nothing

My latest at The Stir:

The men and women who serve our country as soldiers are awesome and amazing. They have my utmost respect and gratitude for putting themselves in harm’s way for the benefit of their American brothers and sisters back home.

Occasionally, one of these soldiers will be so incredibly brave in the face of danger that they receive a medal. The Purple Heart is awarded when a soldier is wounded or killed in service. The Silver Star is awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. The highest honor of all is the Medal of Honor, which is awarded to those who distinguish themselves “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.”

A new military decoration might be added to the list soon. The “Courageous Restraint” medal would be awarded to soldiers for holding fire to save civilian lives.

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