I’ve been reading a lot lately about the state of the Navy and the other seagoing forces. To be sure, there have been a lot of technological advances in the past twenty years since I hung up my sword (literally). Submarines have reached new levels of sophistication that make them more efficient than ever before. […]Read More With all this new stuff, why is everybody so unhappy?
I should give you fair warning that this is not a story about submarines. It is a fairly graphic story about recent events that you may just want to pass by. I will be back next week with more tails of the submarine world, but this story is about the world around us today (July […]Read More I wonder what they were dreaming of?
“We’re all in this together” … unless of course you were in the union One of the greatest myths ever perpetrated about the greatest generation is that everybody was in it together for the win during World War 2. Winning a war is a lot more than just having men in uniform. They need the […]Read More December 27 1943 Greatest Generation … well mostly
A poem for the Potentate The petulant Potentate’s pouting today He’s holding his breath cause he can’t have his way. The palace is shuttered, the parks are all shut His minions are meaner than Java the Hut. The people are poorer than ever before But the petulant Potentate wants even more. The Potentate […]Read More A Poem for the Potentate
Warning – Warning – Warning Purely political rant coming on!!! "In 1997, Holder made history … when President Clinton nominated him to be the deputy attorney general. Holder was quickly confirmed several months later by a unanimous vote in the Senate. He was the first African-American elected to the position" Every Senator who was […]Read More How well do you know Eric Holder?
Whether you are a gun owner or not, this was a good day for America. The law triumphed over manipulation by those who would seek to circumvent it. The Constitution has been pulled, pushed, prodded, poked and pissed on by people who don’t like the things it says. Despite that, it has managed to survive […]Read More This was a good day for America… and I hope it lasts
The Bluejacket’s Manual of 1946 was a special edition The US Navy (along with its sister services) had just finished a victory of epic proportions and the BJM writers were writing about the needs the country would have from its sailors for years to come. In the introduction, the manual talks about the need for […]Read More A Good Navy Man
3,531,905.43 square miles. That is roughly the area that makes up the United States of America. We are certainly not the biggest single nation but we are also not the smallest. Last night, I flew over the section of the country between Atlanta and Pittsburgh on my way home from a business trip. The night […]Read More Its bigger than you think
Change… new directions… imperial doctrines… When you have nothing less to lose, giving your life gains new meaning. We are going to be tested soon in ways that a few years ago would have been unimaginable. But consider this… in the 1920′s before the rise of Hitler and the Nazi’s would you have even thought […]Read More January 1943… Freedom Rising