The Culbertson Letter

November 30, 2016

The New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau, representing the values, economic principles, and way of life of the state’s agricultural families, recently held their annual meeting in Albuquerque.  It was a characteristically optimistic, forward looking, get-down-to-busine...

November 12, 2016

In the beginning of 1971, the enemy attempted another nation-wide Tet offensive in South Vietnam. Through the night at DaNang we were hit several times by alternating rocket and mortar attacks, and there was a lot of action at the gates. The same was happening at most...

October 12, 2016

Maybe a little honesty is in order. Civil society has devolved in pretty much direct proportion to a leftist movement that launched in the 1970s and, today, entertainers make millions and receive awards rapping out lewd and vulgar lyrics; otherwise reasonable movies ma...

September 27, 2016

I guess it’s just human nature for people to want to elbow their way to a microphone and declare failure, especially when it comes to wars and military actions.  Over the years we have observed notables including such opposites as Bill O’Reilly and Harry Reid, Donald T...

When I accepted the job as Executive Director of the New Mexico Livestock Board my father-in-law, Dogie Jones, who had been in that position 40 years ago told me: “I’m going to give you just two pieces of advice, and then I’ll shut up and not ever bother you about how...

September 14, 2016

A lot of Americans do not remember Ronald Reagan. Well, I do. I remember coming out of the defeatist malaise of the 70's to a vision of once again being the "city on a hill." I remember coming out of what we thought would be a perpetual communist threat and witnessing...

July 5, 2016

We’ve all applied the old adage “what goes around comes around” in one way or another to vindicate, pass judgment, or just accept the basic principle that actions have consequences.  However, sometimes we don’t fully appreciate what it was that got sent “around,” and a...

June 21, 2016

By the time today’s newborns graduate from high school, entitlement spending plus interest in the United States will consume all taxes, according to a recent report from the Heritage Foundation. Major entitlements currently comprise over 50% of the budget, and by 2033...

May 28, 2016

Ordeal of Tondelayo

Painting by Steve W. Ferguson by way of Lawrence J. Hickey

 

This most famous B-25 of the 500th Bomb Squadron was named after Hedy Lamar's sultry character in the movie "White Cargo." The above picture shows TONDELAYO is fighting for her life with 1/Lt...

May 27, 2016

 

Some time back, I read an article about the bomb dropped over Nagasaki in August of 1945, in which the writer compared it to the nazi holocaust. On this Memorial Day weekend there are other apparent attempts by a few people, in and out of public office, to kindle blam...

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