Tag: John McCain

Memorial Day 2020: Will the words "Honor and Remember" mean anything at all?

Memorial Day 2020:  Will the words "Honor and Remember" mean anything at all?
Next year will be the last Memorial Day before the 2020 elections and I fear the meaning of that remembrance will have been banished into obscurity by then. I publish a Memorial Day post every year, making small changes to one I originally posted in 2013. You can read that by clicking HERE. The tag... Read more »

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 »

Senator John McCain loved a good fight, but he still managed to live above the fray

Senator John McCain loved a good fight, but he still managed to live above the fray
I can’t think of a single issue about which I agreed with Senator John McCain, but I never doubted his patriotism or his integrity. For me and for millions of Americans, a singular act in 1968 elevated John McCain to a level above us all. His refusal to leave his men behind after a year... Read more »
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John McCain takes with him the soul and conscience of America

John McCain takes with him the soul and conscience of America
Everything we see and hear lately seems to play out against the backdrop of Trump’s reality crime show. It is the relentless echo of his tweets, his lies and his scandals that make the passing of Senator John McCain all the more heartbreaking. We have lost a true American hero-a man of unfathomable courage-and we... Read more »

The Case for Executing Donald J. Trump

The Case for Executing Donald J. Trump
Plenty of people out there think Donald Trump needs to Go (that’s “go” with a capital “G”). They’re offended by his very existence. These folks are angry and some have very unpleasant ideas about the way they’d like to see The Donald done in. “John” described a particularly nasty practice of the the Taliban. As... 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
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 »
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General John Kelly Sold his Soul to the Devil, Diminishing Himself and His Son's Memory

General John Kelly Sold his Soul to the Devil, Diminishing Himself and His Son's Memory
White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly is chasing a bad trade. We’ve all done it, defended something that we knew was wrong, but we were in too deep to let go. But let it go he must, or it will pull him down into the mire. Kelly went out on a limb Thursday,... Read more »

Who made John McCain the King of Crimea?

The people of Crimea-I think they’re called Crimeans, but that sounds a lot like mushrooms-voted yesterday to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. According to election results, 97% of the ballots cast favored secession. Even in the face of intimidation and voter fraud, it seems a pretty convincing plurality.  I’d call it a... Read more »

Syria, John McCain and dementia

The use of chemical weapons by Syria’s Bashar al-Assad against his own people has pundits and pols wringing their hands. President Obama thinks Assad needs to be punished, but has clearly stipulated that Assad will not be targeted by U.S. missile strikes. I can’t be the only one who would a whack a few people... Read more »
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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 »