Category: Patriotic

Brian Sicknick fell victim to a mob of misguided miscreants sent by Donald John Trump

Brian Sicknick fell victim to a mob of misguided miscreants sent by Donald John Trump
The remains of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick were delivered to the Capitol rotunda Tuesday night and memorial services were held there on Wednesday preceding burial at Arlington National Cemetery. As I watched the proceedings, my sadness deepened, as did my anger. Lying liar Kevin McCarthy, a knowing conspirator in the lies that led to the... Read more »

Eleven presidential campaigns with no one crying about rigged elections. Then came Trump

Eleven presidential campaigns with no one crying about rigged elections.  Then came Trump
I cast my first presidential ballot for George McGovern in 1972.  Not an actual McGovern fan, it was more of an anti-war, anti-Nixon vote. The war in Vietnam needed to end, as did the presidency of Richard Nixon. I’ve voted for winners and I’ve voted for losers.  Never did I think that the only fair outcome... Read more »

Count or stop counting? Is this as good as it gets?

Count or stop counting?  Is this as good as it gets?
This was an election like no other.  Not only did more people vote than at any time in our history, but one side doesn’t seem to understand that the results of the election determine who gets to live in the White House. This is a confused and poorly informed group of malcontents.  The split screen... Read more »
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Are you sick of what passes for patriotism these days?

Are you sick of what passes for patriotism these days?
“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.” – President Emmanuel Macron Originally published 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. Do you think any of... Read more »

You have forced me to burn my flag

You have forced me to burn my flag
This is a long one, so I made a 6-minute video to save you from having to read it.  To watch, click HERE.  In the video, my motorcycle is behind me and it’s got a 3′ X 5′ American flag on the back.  I point over my shoulder and say: I rode that motorcycle down... Read more »

If Trump is right, we might as well burn our flags

If Trump is right, we might as well burn our flags
Maybe Trump is right, maybe the people who fought and died for this country are suckers and losers. After all, they apparently fought and died so that a bunch of criminals and traitors could run this country into the ground. Hardly the America represented by the Stars & Stripes.  Hardly the America for which so much... Read more »
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For Sale: 3' X 5' American flag. Like new, but not in great shape

For Sale:  3' X 5' American flag.  Like new, but not in great shape
America adopted the Stars and Stripes as her flag on June 14, 1777.  In a cruel twist of irony, Donald Trump was born on the same date, 169 years later.  The following was first posted on January 19, 2017: The above pictured flag was first flown on July 4, 2016.  It was last flown on... Read more »

Would it have been better if Derek Chauvin had shot George Floyd in the back?

Would it have been better if Derek Chauvin had shot George Floyd in the back?
Request to readers: PLEASE do not take this as any kind of endorsement of shooting people in the back.  Don’t be a Trumpster, read past the headlines. Like many other people around the world, the video of Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck is burned into my brain.  Like many other horrors I’ve witnessed... Read more »

Memorial Day 2020: Do the words "Honor and Remember" mean anything anymore?

Memorial Day 2020:  Do the words "Honor and Remember" mean anything anymore?
Updated and reposted from a previous Memorial Day This is the last Memorial Day before the 2020 election and I fear the meaning of this day may be gasping its last breath. The tag line of Memorial Day is Honor and Remember.  There’s even an organization by that name, you can read about them HERE. A motorcycle... Read more »
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Martin Luther King, Jr and the American Presidency

Martin Luther King, Jr and the American Presidency
“We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The following was originally posted on January 21, 2013, a simpler time, when most Americans would have laughed at the idea of a Donald Trump presidency.  For today, let’s go back to that time: Michelle Obama was... Read more »