So according to the VA…

… a veteran of the U.S. armed forces kills him (or her!) self every 80 minutes, ’round the clock, all day long, every day except Christmas — when the rates go up. A last call every 80 minutes means 18 veterans dead by their own hand, every. single. day. The great State of Wyoming recently … [more]

Math is hard

…but sequestration is easy. Sequestration avoids all that hard stuff about negotiation, compromise, and putting things into adult perspective. You know: the things we pay our leaders to do. Therefore, citizen, do not ask where the meat axe falls. It falls on you. All four military services plus the Coast Guard have cancelled their education … [more]

Vote like your life depends on it!

I posted a tiny, white-hot rant on Facebook today, and it seemed to hit a nerve. My little temper tantrum read like this: “Sorry if this offends, but: Those of you voting for candidates I respect, thank you. Full stop. Those of you voting for candidates with whom I disagree (probably vociferously), you have my … [more]

Honey Badger doesn’t care!

It’s hardly atypical for politicians in our beautifully constitutional republic to dispense with uncooperative swathes of the electorate, but it’s wildly unusual for a candidate to let as many DGAFs** attract public notice as Gov. Willard “Mitt” Romney has. He’s transformed himself from a pasty, banal, say-nothing flip-flopper into the archetypal Honey Badger, a creature … [more]

Dialing 9-1-1

Some of us are tired of rehashing September 11, 2001.  “It’s been more than a decade,” some say, “why can’t you just let it go?” There are, after all, so many things to be concerned about.  People die every day, and in a country of nearly 300 million souls, even the death of 3,000 at … [more]

Dream Boyz

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had dreams, they were visions of a better future for all humankind. When I have dreams, they’re just very strange narratives that leave me lying awake, wondering who it is that lives in my head at night. Last night’s entry in the annual Academy Awards for Political Unconciousness went … [more]

Real Americans

Real Americans don’t beat each other down. We help each other up. If someone else needs a beatdown, real Americans stand ready to administer it — and then offer the same hand up that we offer each other. Real Americans don’t break up American companies for a living and call ourselves “job creators.” We found … [more]

“G-D Was Busy”

Here’s a parable that confuses me a bit. You can find it all over the place, not just on Christian web sites and socially conservative blogs but sprinkled around Facebook and MySpace and really, wherever glib ideations go to spawn. It goes like this: A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments.  … [more]