Ridiculous 53 seconds? How long can you hold your breath? I was cruising around Lucianne.com and some of my favorite conservative blogs today. In the aftermath of the impressive “Epic Fail” Rick Perry had the other night, opinions are all over the map about his future. Its probably fair to say he did not have […]Read More Sock it to me, Sock it to me, Sock it to me
“Happy Veterans Day” the bright eyed young woman at the check out stand says. She sees my US Navy emblem on my hat. I am not sure why I wore the hat today except maybe out of a self indulgent need to show that I am a veteran. I am incredibly proud of my service […]Read More Our National Shame… oops sorry, I meant to say “Happy Veteran’s Day”
Make it count. As you thank the Vets you will run into over the next few days, do something more than a verbal thank you. Sit down and write Congress. Do it respectfully but do it with the full force of your conviction. The way we thank Veterans is to stop Congress from wastefully spending […]Read More Make it Count
I wish I had a dime for every person on every blog that jumps up and down shouting Freedom of Speech no matter how inappropriate the comment and screams how many people served and died for to preserve it (as they burn and defecate on my flag). While I do agree that many of my […]Read More Freedom of Speech You Sorry Son of a Beach
Everybody seems to be looking for some way to win a lottery of one kind or another. We know the odds against winning are infinitesimal. Despite that well known fact, people still pony up their dollars and eagerly await the random numbers to come popping out of the machine. Scratch off tickets, pick four and […]Read More How to win the BIG lottery
I love special holidays. Special holidays are those that let me honor the people who have given so much to ensure our freedom – the members past and present of the United States Military. Without their sacrifices, I would be unable to sit at my desk and write the words that I do in absolute […]Read More Crushed But Never Broken
I am taking a break from the cares of the world today and having a little lean and continuous improvement fun. The old TV show Different Strokes is pretty appropriate for a day like today. It was fiction of course, but you get a 1%er taking on the responsibility to raise a couple of kids […]Read More SWOT you talkin’ about Willis?
Like many submariners, I spent a few weeks in one shipyard or another helping to fix wear and tear issues. As an Auxiliaryman (A-Ganger) I quickly found that there is a special kind of hell reserved for us in a shipyard. Since our equipment and systems run the length of the boat, our work could […]Read More How did this thing get so far out of alignment?
Over 106 years ago, a group known as the Wobblies (IWW) was born in June of 1905 to organize all of the workers of the world into One Big Union The following is the preamble to the constitution for the International Workers of the World: “The working class and the employing class have nothing […]Read More Seems like just yesterday…
Some time ago, I posted a number of articles and references for people in the path of Hurricane Irene. As usual when I post about preparedness, I got a few folks feedback about “paranoia” and “let’s not get carried away Mac”. Fair enough. But as we sat in the living room last night having our […]Read More 2.6 million… Ready or Not