Back during World War Two, there was a saying in the Air Corps, “Head Up And Locked.” It meant, among other things, that a pilot was not attentive to his instruments and had landed his aircraft without extending his landing gear. His wheels were still up inside the aircraft and locked into position.
We veterans, however, have been given “second sight.” Our brains are extended. We know when we are being used as a political football. We know, for instance, that the phony “Concerned Veterans for America” is just a hole in the wall in Arlington, Va., being used as a front for the twisted ultraright-wing Koch Brother Billionaire Empire, so noted for buying-off political leaders in Washington and throughout the States.
In North Carolina the tentacles of the Koch Empire are cast by means of the media and a barrage of slick post cards from the CVA targeting veterans to vote for someone other than the outstanding U.S. Senator, Kay Hagan.