Tag: John McCain

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 »

Is it fair for Joe Biden to campaign while Donald Trump recovers from a self-inflicted disease?

Is it fair for Joe Biden to campaign while Donald Trump recovers from a self-inflicted disease?
Republicans are whining (again) that Joe Biden should refrain from campaigning until Little Donnie recovers. Irony doesn’t quite cover it and even the word hypocrisy is too kind by an order of magnitude.  Pure evil is the only term that comes to mind. Fairness is not a Republican virtue.  You would have to jump out a... Read more »
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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 »

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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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 Updated from first publishing 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’s 20 degrees and snowing. Would any of those 4,800 homeless veterans care... 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 »

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 »
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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 »