Get the jab? Which one?

Get the jab? Which one?
There are two things I want to make abundantly clear right off the bat. First, I am not a microbiologist, epidemiologist or doctor, though I understand how to read research and what things like confounding variables and peer-review mean. Second, and really what is most important, my opinion is my own, arrived at for my... Read more »

Independence Day, so what?

Independence Day, so what?
What does the 4th of July really celebrate? Yeah, sure, it’s the anniversary of the moment a bunch of colonists declared their independence from the tyranny of England. But it’s an American holiday, a point of pride for Americans and how consequential is it really for the rest of the world? As a kid, it... Read more »

Memorial Day Made Real

Each year many of us take time out of our Memorial Day weekend to watch the National Memorial Day Concert on TV. We tune in to hear the stirring music, listen to the stories of those who have served, and of those who have sacrificed their last, full measure for our Nation. Two years ago,... Read more »
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Veterans New Year

Veterans New Year
Another New Year but nothing is new and what is there to look forward to? What in this new year is going to make the past any better? What will tomorrow do to change yesterday? Don’t tell me to look at tomorrow with hope or optimism or tell me to just keep going because it... Read more »

2020 The Year of Fear

2020 The Year of Fear
2020 has been the Year of Fear but here at the end of it all, I am surprisingly not afraid. There have been moments in the past twelve months when Fear did get to me, but those were surprisingly fleeting. There have been plenty of reasons as 2020 was a complete personal dumpster fire on... Read more »

What Happened in Nashville and What it Means

What Happened in Nashville and What it Means
What we know… A large VBIED, an RV, was detonated in Nashville. 911 call(s) placed of shots fired. Conflicting reports of whether or not there were actual shots fired; some reports the sounds of shots being fired were being transmitted via loudspeaker from the RV along with or followed by announcements a bombing we eminent.... Read more »
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The Media Lies About Joe Biden Assassination Plot

In another installment of how the media lies… I’m sure you’ve all heard about Alexander Hillel Treisman, 19, the pervert that plotted to assassinate Joe Biden. What you probably have not heard is his motive, though that could be inferred from the plethora of salacious details reported. More correctly, the motive you are intentionally left... Read more »

BREAKING NEWS – TRUMP TO CANCEL ELECTIONS

BREAKING NEWS – TRUMP TO CANCEL ELECTIONS
The media is going wild because Trump seemingly just put the nail in his own coffin by asking if the November election should be delayed because of the potential for voter fraud due to mail-in voting. Check out some of these headlines and article openers – Down in Polls, Trump Floats Delaying Election, Which He... Read more »

Regarding the Latest Trump-Russia Conspiracy ...

Regarding the Latest Trump-Russia Conspiracy ...
I’m tired of coming off like a Trump apologist and feeling the need to defend someone who is often indefensible. Why then do I do it? Because the one thing I hate more than anything else is hypocrisy. No, actually, I hate willful stupidity more. Wait, what I hate most of all is those who... Read more »
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A Memorial Day 2020 Letter to Civilians

A Memorial Day 2020 Letter to Civilians
A Memorial Day 2020 Letter to Civilians Dear Civilian, This may be the strangest Memorial Day in memory for most people but in some ways, it is the most appropriately symbolic for Gold Star families. People frequently ask what Gold Star means, and while it saddens us they don’t know, it is easy to answer:... Read more »
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    Views and opinions from the Gold Star, Military and Veteran perspective are generally different from those of the civilian world. Much of what I write is "their" stories, as told to me as the Gold Star Mother of PFC Andrew Meari, KIA 11/1/10 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. This is how I continue to honor the Oath my son took. I don't like labels or boxes as the former is insufficient to describe a person and the latter limits a person but if you insist, call me a Progressive Republican. I believe in this country, our Constitution and above all, in the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe our government is supposed to serve the people, not tell them how to live. To me, this is just common sense but since it seems to be a minority opinion, it has become "Uncommon Sense".

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