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20 Years ago, on 6 Jan 1994 Tonya Harding and her posse took out Nancy Kerrigan’s knee. The parallel of this white trash attack and the march of the Cromptonites and their campaign against Eric Ainge was creepy. The Cromptonites were a group of Tennessee fans that hated Ainge, his frosted tipped hair and his …View full post
20 Years ago, on 6 Jan 1994 Tonya Harding and her posse took out Nancy Kerrigan’s knee. The parallel of this white trash attack and the march of the Cromptonites and their campaign against Eric Ainge was creepy.
The Cromptonites were a group of Tennessee fans that hated Ainge, his frosted tipped hair and his diamond studded ear rings. Ainge was kid from the west coast that just didn’t get the Tennessee tradition. The Cromptonites advocated replacing Ainge with Crompton, no matter what.
Jon Crompton was the mountain kid from North Carolina that had orange blood pumping through his veins. Read this archived Volquest message board post:
"I believe that powerful young Crompton is going to cash in his Certificate of Deposit at the Bank of Fulmer where the interest continues to accrue, and is compounded continuously. Ignore last year’s INT’s, botched snaps, errant handoffs and throws off the back foot, this kid has guts and a cannon, he will be the best QB in the SEC . I am planning on making reservations to Atlanta to watch my beloved Vols apply more smack down onto hapless Bama in the SEC-CG. Accordingly, Jon Crompton should make reservations to New York."
I miss those days.
A provision in the recently passed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (H. J. Res 59) penalizes current and future military members who have served our nation for over twenty years. Specifically, it cuts the annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for uniformed service retirees by 1 percentage point a year until age 62.
The cuts will have a devastating and long-lasting impact. By age 62, retirees who serve a 20 year career would lose nearly 20 percent of their retirement pay purchasing power. An E-7 retiring at age 40 today would experience a loss of $83,000 in purchasing power – an O-5 would lose $124,000.
Send your elected officials the message below asking them to repeal this provision that breaks faith with current and future military retirees, and threatens long term readiness and retention in the uniformed services.
Here are the elected officials that voted to break the promise: