Tag: Gold Star Families

Sick of what passes for patriotism? Happy f**kin' Veterans Day

Sick of what passes for patriotism?  Happy f**kin' Veterans Day
“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.” – President Emmanuel Macron First 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. Do you think any of those 4,800 homeless... 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 »

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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Is an annual 80 rounds of golf par for the course or is Trump headed for the rough?

Is an annual 80 rounds of golf par for the course or is Trump headed for the rough?
A perpetual theme in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign was President Barack Obama’s time on the links. According to Trump, President Obama played too much golf, something he (Trump) would never do because he would be working too hard. President Obama played 306 rounds of golf during his eight year presidency. That’s 38 rounds a... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Memorial Day, 2017

Memorial Day, 2017
Above:  Christian Jacobs, 4, of Hertford, NC, lies on the grave of his father, Christian James Jacob, during Memorial Day celebrations at Arlington National Cemetery – Image: Huffington Post Following originally posted on Memorial Day, 2013: About a decade before I was born 2,400 American men and women lost their lives in the attack on... Read more »