Saturday, January 30, 2016

KENNETH STEPP IS RUNNING FOR CIRCUIT FAMILY COURT JUDGE FOR THE KENTUCKY 41ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.

KENNETH STEPP IS RUNNING FOR CIRCUIT FAMILY COURT JUDGE FOR THE KENTUCKY 41ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. THAT IS A NONPARTISAN ELECTION. CURRENTLY THERE IS NO DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE WHO HAS FILED TO RUN FOR THE U.S. HOUSE KENTUCKY FIFTH DISTRICT. THERE IS SCHEDULED TO BE A REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FOR THE KENTUCKY FIFTH DISTRICT U. S. HOUSE SEAT, AND ALSO AN NONPARTISAN ELECTION FOR CIRCUIT FAMILY COURT JUDGE FOR THE KENTUCKY 412ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. KENNETH STEPP.

Friday, October 24, 2014

AMERICA'S MOST BELOVED VETERANS!


RECENTLY, THE AMERICAN LEGION MAGAZINE RAN AN ARTICLE ON "AMERICA'S MOST BELOVED VETERANS".  THE NAMES OF THOSE TEN VETERANS ARE:
1.  AUDIE MURPHY.
2.  GEORGE WASHINGTON.
3.  THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
4.  ALVIN YORK.
5.  GEORGE PATTON.
6.  DWIGHT EISENHOWER.
7.  NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF.
8.  ROBERT E. LEE.
9  JIMMY DOOLITTLE.
10.  ULYSSES S. GRANT.
      NEXT TIME YOU GO TO THE CHURCH, OR SYNAGOGUE, OR MOSQUE, OR SHRINE, OR TEMPLE OF YOUR CHOICE--OR JUST STAY HOME ON A WEEKEND MORNING, THANK A VETERAN.  NEXT TIME YOU SHOW UP AT A PUBLIC MEETING, THANK A VETERAN.  NEXT TIME YOU GET IN YOUR CAR AND DRIVE FOR MILES TO VISIT A FRIEND OR RELATIVE, WITHOUT HAVING TO GET PERMISSION FROM A GOVERNMENT OFFICE, THANK A VETERAN.  THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE, THAT'S WHERE WE LIVE--THANKS TO VETERANS LIKE AUDIE MURPHY, GEORGE WASHINGTON, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, ALVIN YORK, GEORGE PATTON, DWIGHT EISENHOWER, NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF, ROBERT E. LEE, JIMMY DOOLITTLE, AND ULYSSES S. GRANT.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Kenneth Stepp's duties in the Navy.














After entering the Navy as a Seaman (left), and after attending Naval Officer Candidate School and becoming a Naval Officer, Kenneth Stepp was Assistant Inner Range Officer, and later Assistant Underwater Range Officer at the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range, in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Vieques Island, Culebra Island, and Luis Pena Island. The Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range is a U.S. Navy outfit headquartered at Roosevelt Roads along the East coast of Puerto Rico, and including portions of the nearby islands of Vieques, Culebra, Luis Pena, and St. Croix. We had a Navy captain (same rank as an Army colonel--wears an eagle on his collar) "Commodore" Mackey was in charge of the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range. While I was there, Commander "Bill" Danner ( same rank as an Army Lt. Col.)was the Underwater Range officer--in charge of the Underwater Range torpedo shop and operations for underwater equipment and tests in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, and also the Underwater Range off the coast of Fredericksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He had two Assistant Underwater Range Officers, myself and Ensign Mike Metcalf; Mike got out of the Navy a couple of years after I did, and I understand he is back in Ohio, running a fish market. Anyway, what I was in charge of, as Assistant Underwater Range Officer, the operations at the Underwater Range in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, for about three days per test, or six days a month, I was on St. Croix at the Underwater Range, being the highest-ranking Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range Officer there, supervising and coordinating the approx. twenty private contractor employees operating the electronic equipment of the Underwater Range, and the Navy enlisted men who were the Navy underwater divers and who operated the Navy torpedo retrieval boat (TRB). The Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range is a pretty big operation. I was in charge of eighteen men (gunners mates and fire control technicians) when I was Gunnery Assistant and Second Division Officer aboard the USS Blakely, a Destroyer Escort--later a Frigate. When I was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range as an Assistant Inner Range Officer, for one-day stretches, I was in charge of supervising on shore the Naval Gunfire Support firing of big Naval guns at shore targets, using dummy ammunition on Culebra Island, and using live, high-explosive ammunition on the Island of Vieques. Usually, on those islands, I was the highest-ranking armed forces officer on the gunfire support range and directed the people on the ship when and where to fire, and supervised approx. five Navy enlisted men also on the island gunfire support range.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Hiking in Kentucky.




My favorite hobby, when I'm not blogging, is hiking the mountain trails of Kentucky. We got a new trampoline, and I enjoy bouncing on the trampoline, too. What is your hobby? Kenneth Stepp

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Secret Court Slaps Bush's Hand.

According to the recent news article, the secret U.S. Intelligence Court slapped President Bush's hand when it ruled some of his domestic spying was UnConstitutional. Of course we expect Mitch McConnell, Hal Rogers, and cooperative Democrats to amend the U.S. Code to allow such domestic warantless spying on American citizens to continue.

"Report: Court Secretly Struck Down Bush Spying
"ReutersFriday, August 3, 2007
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. intelligence court earlier this year secretly struck down a key element of President George W. Bush's warrantless spying program, The Washington Post reported in its Friday edition.
The decision is one reason Congress is trying to give legal authorization to the spying program in fevered negotiations with the Bush administration this week, the Post reported.
The intelligence-court judge, who remains anonymous, concluded that the government had overstepped its authority by monitoring overseas communications that pass through the United States, the Post said, citing anonymous government and congressional sources.
The Bush administration expanded its surveillance efforts after the September 11, 2001, hijacking attacks, without court oversight. The court was allowed to review the program in January.
The surveillance court judge's ruling has prevented the National Security Agency from monitoring foreign telephone calls and e-mails that travel through the United States, the Post reported.
House Minority Leader John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, mentioned the court setback on Fox News on Tuesday, drawing a rebuke from House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emmanuel.
A Boehner spokesman said he did not reveal classified information.
The Democratic-led Congress hopes to reach a deal with the White House in the next few days that would expand the government's power to eavesdrop on telephone calls and e-mail from abroad.
The effort would modernize the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which requires court approval to monitor communications with people inside the United States.
The White House wants to bypass the court when spying on overseas foreigners, whether they are communicating with a U.S. citizen or not. Democrats object. "
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Just a personal note.


We have had a great summer. We hope you have had a great summer, too. Kenneth Stepp.