Posts in category "Veterans"

10 years after - Reposted from September 11, 2011

10 years after - Reposted from September 11, 2011
In the 60’s and 70’s, musical Utopia for many of us 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 WTC, two of their hit songs seem fitting, as well. “I’m Going Home” is for all American troops, from Korea to... Read more »

10 reasons you shouldn't vote for a black man for president

(In no particular order) How can you vote for a guy crazy enough to want to be the 2nd black president? Black presidents seem to create obstructionist legislators. There’s a bad moon rising and a black guy shouldn’t have to take the heat when the feces hit the fan. If a black guy can’t get... Read more »

Chicago-based Veteran Beer throws its hat in the ring on Veterans Day

Chicago has a new reason to call itself a beer town.  Launching today on Veterans Day, Veteran Beer has brought 10,000 cases of its hand-crafted beer to our market. From their press release: “The Veteran Beer Company was founded on July 4, 2012 by disabled combat military veterans and is dedicated to producing, selling, and... Read more »

We send kids to drive humvees in Afghanistan, but fine them for not wearing seat belts in Naperville, IL?

I think that’s all I have to say on the subject. Subscribe to the Chicago Board of Tirade * You will never get SPAM * Your email address will never be sold or given away * You will only receive emails on days I post. * You can unsubscribe at any time * You can... Read more »

John McCain says women should avoid military service until 'disgusting' sexual attacks have been eradicated

John McCain’s remarks about the military ( read here ) are generally respected by both sides of the aisle, as opposed to his willingness to engage in battle just about anywhere.  At the very least, his remarks about the growing and pernicious problem of sexual assault in the military underscore an explosive issue that can... Read more »

Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Reposted  from an earlier version: A decade before I was born 2,400 American service men and women perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor, drawing us into a global conflict. By the end of World War II that number would exceed 400,000. Not to be confused with Veterans Day, which is a tribute to all... Read more »

In the wake of Sandy Hook: Gun control, Senator Feinstein and Joshua Boston, USMC

Nancy Lanza was a gun enthusiast and law-abiding, responsible citizen of Newtown, Connecticut who, seemingly posed no threat to her community.   Whether or not her son, Adam posed a discernible threat will be a matter of speculation ad nauseum.   What is not open to speculation is what Adam Lanza did with his mother’s... Read more »


Many of us in America have a special place in our hearts for the men and women of our Armed Forces.  Historians agree that if it were not for the intervention of America in WW II much of the world as we know it today would be speaking German and Japanese.   Tom Brokaw wrote... Read more »

Post-Thanksgiving thoughts: Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and JFK

At Thanksgiving dinners across the nation yesterday, many Americans shared thoughts of gratitude over cranberries and stuffing.  Some, most I would hope made mention of our troops in harms way and expressed wishes for their safe return. After more than 11 years in Afghanistan, America and her soldiers have grown weary.  As a nation we’ve... Read more »