A rock and a hard place. I remember the first time I took the oath of enlistment. I was seventeen and very wet behind the ears. I knew about service because of my Dad and both grandfather’s experience in the World Wars. But as we repeated the words (inserting our own names at the appropriate […]Read More A Rock and a Hard Place
Warning: If you don’t like posts about Patriotism, stop reading now. I was taking inventory of my life in the last few days and here is what I think I found. First, I was born an American which means that because of decisions my ancestors made, I wasn’t born in Scotland, England, Ireland, Germany, […]Read More The coming storm
How could you be so mean? I mean, that person is a veteran! A veteran is someone who once raised their right hand and promised to do whatever was required to defend the nation. Veterans on the whole are honorable people who deserve the thanks of the nation. Since retiring in 1994, I have been […]Read More How could you be so mean? I mean, that person is a veteran!
In recent years, there have been a lot of accusations that countries have been actively trying to influence America and her direction. The idea that Russia or China could easily influence Americans through social media has become widely accepted. It’s especially prevalent during the periods before our elections. The difficulty of having a relatively free […]Read More Propaganda you pay for – A closer look in January 1941
As the final count continues and the “ballots” continue to arrive seemingly from thin air, I have decided to archive all of the countdown posts form the past three weeks. I have to admit that it was discouraging to see how many people in the country that I love willing to trade their freedom for […]Read More Postscript – 2020
I wrote a series of articles prior to last years election. Each day, I tried to give some thought to what would happen in the even that Old Joe actually won. The debate will go on for a long time whether he did or not. But in light of the failure to secure the southern […]Read More 15 Days – A reflection of the leadership of Biden (Updated Version)
I wrote this post in October 2020 prior to the election. Today, February 24, 2021, Democrats in the House of Representatives are leading a hearing that is designed to shut down the last remaining News Networks that are not in alignment with every part of their agenda. I have to be honest with you, having […]Read More Freedom of the Press
No excuses The campaigns are all over. The last vote was cast. Falling nine votes short of victory means you go home and think about what happened and what you could have done differently. But second place in a two person race is still first loser. There are no real excuses. There are some reasons […]Read More Who planned this anyway???
This will be my last pre-election post. Its been a fun and interesting (and slightly stressful) nine months. Tomorrow the public will decide. The amazing thing is this: there will be an election. People will have a chance to influence the way their communities are run. What passes for democracy will be on display all […]Read More Elections… the good, the bad and the ugly
Recently, I made the decision to run for a local office. I figured after a lot of time of scrubbing shitters and shooting garbage out of the TDU, I would be a perfect candidate. Bilge diving seemed to also fit the bill so I filled out my paperwork to compete for a Township Supervisor. Not […]Read More Courage? I could never describe myself that way could you?