Category Archives : Politics

Enter the Poll Troll As of this writing, Donald Trump is riding comfortably at the top of the GOP’s herd of hapless hopefuls.  (Those reading this in the future will, I pray, laugh quaintly at the silly notion that Trump could have ever become the actual real President [إن شاء […]

The “Appeal” of Donald Trump

Let’s take a moment to talk about someone. We all know who this person is.  You know it isn’t you. And I know it isn’t me.  So how do we talk about this other person (behind his/her back, naturally) without naming specific names?  For the sake of ease, let’s refer to this […]

The Other Guy

Taking part in an OPFOR exercise at Mt Fuji as a Combat Interrogator.
I never went to war.  I wasn’t Marine Recon.  I wasn’t Army Special Forces.  I wasn’t a Navy SEAL.  I wasn’t a USAF PJ or TACP.  I never strangled a Nazi with my bare hands to prevent him from trying to destroy your freedoms or murder your puppy. Much of […]

On Service

“Remember.” “Never Forget.” The sentiment echoes especially loudly today, eleven years later.  And eleven years later, I find myself asking two questions:  What, precisely, are we to never forget? Does this never forgetting improve our world? Regarding question #1, I think it is a natural, theraputic thing to keep alive […]


Dear News Media: Please stop trying to frighten us, especially mothers with small children.  Shame on you. Please stop trying to be the first off the line to inappropriately lay blame at the feet of those who have no part in the tragedies you are supposed to be investigating.  You […]

Dear News Media

Remember president Obama’s NDAA 2012 signing statement?  Remember when he promised the following? Second, under section 1021(e), the bill may not be construed to affect any “existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who […]

H.R. 3166: Enemy Expatriation Act