Category: Patriotic

Donald Trump and the betrayal of America's warriors

Donald Trump and the betrayal of America's warriors
Note: If you ride with *WWR, *PGR, *AVMRA, *CVMRA or are a member of any other military support group, consider this an open message: Monday was Veterans Day and the President of the United States did not go to Arlington National Cemetery. That’s a big deal, but like so many other big deals, it gets... Read more »

I'm Really Pissed This Veterans Day and I'm Sick of What Passes for Patriotism

I'm Really Pissed This Veterans Day and I'm Sick of What Passes for Patriotism
“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.” – President Emmanuel Macron First published one year ago today, on November 11, 2017: There’s about 4,800 homeless veterans in Los Angeles.  Luckily, they’re in L.A. and not here, in Chicago, where it was 20 degrees last night. Happy f**king Veterans Day.... Read more »

Ten years after - A 9/11 retrospective

Ten years after - A 9/11 retrospective
The following was first posted on September 11, 2011 In the 60’s and 70’s, musical Utopia for us baby boomers, English blues-rock band Ten Years After produced eight Top 40 albums. Their name apropos of the 10-year anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Center, two of their songs seem especially poignant today. “I’m... Read more »
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How Gina Haspel, torture and abortion are all related (in my mind)

How Gina Haspel, torture and abortion are all related (in my mind)
Should the CIA be turned over to accused torturer and tape destroyer, Gina Haspel?  I vote, “Yes.” Those of you who have visited this space before and consider this blogger a bleeding heart, fake news, Liberal puke may be surprised by my endorsement of Gina Haspel, Trump’s nominee for CIA Director. If you watched Ms.... Read more »

Poor, Misguided Freddie Thinks that Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell Have his Back

Poor, Misguided Freddie Thinks that Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell Have his Back
Freddie (not real name) likes to put an optimistic spin on things. It’s an admirable trait, but the operative word is still spin. Spin is not truth. Freddie thinks Palestinians will wake up one day and embrace Jews as their friends. He (or she) lives in a world of optimism and imagination, luxuries we may... Read more »

Would Donald Trump Have Ignored the Attack on Pearl Harbor if the Bank of Japan held his Mortgage?

Would Donald Trump Have Ignored the Attack on Pearl Harbor if the Bank of Japan held his Mortgage?
Donald Trump aka “Dishonest Don” or “Double D” wants a parade and one or more of his celebrity apprentices will be tasked with making that happen. With the exception of France’s Bastille Day parade, which is a tradition deeply rooted in French culture and goes back more than a century, marching displays of military might... Read more »
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I'm Really Pissed This Veterans Day and I'm Sick of What Passes for Patriotism

I'm Really Pissed This Veterans Day and I'm Sick of What Passes for Patriotism
There’s about 4,800 homeless veterans in Los Angeles.  Luckily, they’re in L.A. and not here, in Chicago, where it was 20 degrees last night. Happy f**king Veterans Day. If you ask those 4,800 homeless veterans, would any of them care if you stand, kneel or squat and take a dump during the national anthem?   Would... Read more »

Colin Kaepernick Should Stand During the National Anthem, but We Need to Defend his Right Not To

Colin Kaepernick Should Stand During the National Anthem, but We Need to Defend his Right Not To
NOTE:  The following was published last year, at the beginning of the #takeaknee brouhaha.  I still feel the same about the flag, but there is much about my country of which I am not proud, not the least of which is an unrepentant, untruthful, uninformed president who stokes the fires beneath that which is most... Read more »

It's Easy to Forget How Cool it is to Have Air Conditioning

It's Easy to Forget How Cool it is to Have Air Conditioning
Sunday’s 90 degree temperature-the hottest day of the year so far, here in Chicago-underscored something that we have come to take for granted. Air conditioning. A/C. The cool breeze. Some of you may have no recollection of living without it, but we did. It wasn’t pretty, but we did what nature intended us to do... Read more »
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Donald Trump Inherited a Big Mess, it's Not His Fault He Didn't Know Anything About Health Care and the Dog Peed On It

Donald Trump Inherited a Big Mess, it's Not His Fault He Didn't Know Anything About Health Care and the Dog Peed On It
“I inherited a mess with jobs. Despite the statistics, you know, my statistics are even better, but they are not the real statistics because you have millions of people that can’t get a job, O.K. And I inherited a mess on trade. I mean we have many, you can go up and down the ladder.... Read more »