Category: war

The New Normal. Guns, The Flip Side. We need ’em.

Parody: something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery; a travesty. Welcome to the NEW NORMAL: Guns, The Flip Side. We need ‘em. This is a revision of a post from Jan. 2013 after Sandy Hook in Newtown. Now there’s Mandalay Bay. If you didn’t believe it then, will you now? Yeah, I […]

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What is War?

Okay, I reread a comment on my Vietnam Wall post and feel a need to explain. Getting drafted and going to Vietnam was certainly a possibility at that time, and though some men wanted to avoid it, I never really thought about it, since I had been working to get into a service academy for […]

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Vietnam, Lamar Donuts and Motorcycles

Memorial Day 2017.  The wall is back this year. I plan on going tomorrow and reading some names this time. No donuts. Don’t want to fill up before the barbecue. I’ll have a few things to say to my kids tomorrow about veterans.  We’ll see how it goes. Tune in tomorrow night for an update. […]

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Two things (and one more) to do for Veterans today

One will add to the other, and you will be glad you did both. If you need motivation, take a peak at this video of a father and son reunited. 1) Give one veteran something from YOUR HEART to THEIR HEART! My suggestion is music, a song, a collection, a simple CD of music that […]

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What is Freedom Worth? You might not like the answer.

This Memorial Day 2017. On a Chris Hayes Memorial Day video, a mother who was just told her only son was lost in the war asked the Marine casualty assistant officer, “Was it worth it?” He replied, “I can’t answer that for you.” Why didn’t he just say yes? Because he knows that mother would filet him […]

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