‘He knew what he signed up for’

The thing is, there is being factually accurate and massively insensitive.  Let's assume that Sgt. La David Johnson knew what he "signed up for".  And even if he didn't when he enlisted, he certainly knew by the time he entered Green Beret training.  He knew that he may be asked to kill for his country … Continue reading ‘He knew what he signed up for’

I Still Don’t Understand…

The Vietnam war ended, variously when I was 12 or 13.  It all depends whether you measure it when the US left or Saigon fell.  I was young, yet the whole thing has been a big definition of who I became.... Things I know... I get tired of politicians saying, that when someone young dies … Continue reading I Still Don’t Understand…

Sleight of Hand

Subterfuge.  Pick one.  The president is good at it.  Does he do it intentionally?  Probably, after all Roy Cohn, the master of sleaze and dirty tricks, taught him well.  But is Trump that smart?  Who knows? 23 October 1983, two suicide bombers detonate truck bombs in Beirut, killing 220 Marines and many others. 25 October … Continue reading Sleight of Hand

Random Thoughts

#Fucktrump almost has me ending my boycott of the NFL.  Almost.  Won't happen.  There's still that CTE thing.  And Collin Kaepernick still doesn't have a job. Does the president care that his attack on the NFL, on Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, pretty much on black athletes in general is doing more for … Continue reading Random Thoughts