January 15, 2018
Via Jim Geraghty, there’s a quote from Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech that many, many people passionate about so many causes would do well to read and take to heart in the modern era:
“In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.”
January 1, 2018
It was a heckuva party last night, wasn’t it?
Happy New Year, folks. May 2018 bring you all you could desire.
December 25, 2017
Santa and I wish you a very happy day.
December 7, 2017
In the last surprise attack on American soil before 9/11, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor:
The end of the USS Arizona
(Credit: Aviation History)
My grandfather was a Petty Officer aboard the USS Nevada during the battle. Below are a couple of pictures of his ship under attack, the only battleship to get underway that day:
Grandpa was having a bad day
(Both photos credit: Naval Historical Center)
As you can see, they had been hit pretty hard. Thankfully, Grandpa survived.
Sixteen years ago, we were hit by another fascist enemy, with casualties 25% higher than Pearl Harbor:
(credit: September 11th News)
(Scene at the Pentagon. Credit: US Navy via Wikimedia)
Our grandfathers finished their job. Let’s not do any less, shall we?
: The story of Lt. John William Finn
, the last surviving Medal of Honor winner from Pearl Harbor.
November 23, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving, folks! Sure, the world seems as if it’s going to hell in a hand-basket at times, but there is still plenty good in our lives, if we just stop to recall them. And if we do that, then we should also remember to be grateful, even as the turkey takes to long to cook or the dog steals something off the table.
Enjoy the day.
October 28, 2017
A lot more than you might think, and a lot more than they have with the traditional American Right:
To put it bluntly, the alt-Right wouldn’t be getting the attention they do these days without opening the door for them through their obsession with identity politics.