Tweet I discovered that I was too nervous about the election even to read my usual round of blogs this morning. After I saw a post about shenanigans in Pennsylvania, my stomach did a little slip-sloppy thing, and I closed all the political blog tabs I had open. Until I get my equilibrium back, I [...]
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Tweet I came of age in the post-Vietnam era. Let me amend that: I came of age in San Francisco in the post-Vietnam era. Although Fleet Week, which started in the City about 20+ years ago has done a lot to turn things around, San Francisco has not been a military friendly city, and most [...]
Tweet Dan Abrams, who’s some sort of ABC talking head, has weighed in about Mike McQueary. Because I’ve already flogged the topic to death in other posts, I won’t explain here why I strongly disagree with his argument that McQueary really didn’t do anything that wrong. What intrigued me in the article was a point [...]
Tweet Navy One brought my attention to the fact that America’s 1st Sergeant once served with Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer. I quickly headed over to the link, anticipating some reminiscences about Meyer. Am’s 1st Sgt didn’t include any. Instead, he repeated Meyer’s own words, spoken after the fact: I didn’t think I was [...]
Tweet I hate hearing the word “hero” thrown around with the casual abandon we see today: he’s a sports hero, he’s an “action” (movie) hero, she’s a heroic teacher. I don’t mean to denigrate people who are brilliant athletes, entertaining movie stars, or dedicated teachers. It’s just that “hero” is the wrong word, and it [...]