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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 »

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 »

Is impeachment a turning point for Donald Trump or just one more non-event?

Is impeachment a turning point for Donald Trump or just one more non-event?
The first turning point in Donald Trump’s run for the presidency seemed to come on the day he announced it. Who could launch a presidential campaign from a platform based on the criminality of Mexicans? About Jeb Bush, Trump said, He has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife. So much for the... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

"Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything"

"Believe in something.  Even if it means sacrificing everything"
“Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Who could argue with that? It’s a cool credo, a proper epitaph for anyone who hoped to make a difference in this world. We should all believe in something. How many times have you heard the adage, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for... 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 »

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 »