Two important observations so far from Mattis’ trip to Iraq…

The first observation: Mad Dog Mattis must be mad as hell for having to humiliate himself by being the face of our national apology for Trump's war-crime declaration that we should have and still just might take Iraq's oil; not to mention the fact that he, Mattis, has to tap dance around the fact that …

Putin’s Puppets

If you have to wonder if it's you I'm calling an apologist for defending Putin and his attacks on our sovereignty to better enable Trump to continue to deny any claim that his Russian puppet master hacked the election, then the answer is yes.

Due to the current political climate, I’d like to draw your attention to…

...excerpts of two rather aged yet seemingly, and sadly so, germane posts of mine. They are quite lengthy so to read the full posts, click on the "more" links. **** The first is a political poem I penned long ago:   RISE UP! It’s the bottom of the ninth. We’re down and in desperate need …

PTSD

These moving images were selected from the results of a search I did on the term "PTSD" through foter. Attributes and rights can be found in lower right corner of each image. Peace be to the sufferers and those who care for them.   Truthout.org / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Truthout.org / Foter / CC …

The Disposition Matrix

From the Washington Post National Security lead story Plan for hunting terrorists signals U.S. intends to keep adding names to kill lists. If something such as a Kill List wasn't creepy sounding enough for you, how about a Disposition Matrix? I expect we will be hearing this term repeatedly for a long time to come.

September 20, 2011

Regardless of whether my novel is actually published on September 20, 2011, or not, the date will always be special to me since it was DADT, or more specifically, since it was all the harassment and abuse and even murder that was inflicted on so many service members because of DADT, that served as the impetus for why I wrote the novel to begin with.

Preparing for the End

How else can I best exploit for my own bloated self-indulging interest the pain, suffering, and humiliation of thousands of those who served their country during the course of the life of the humiliating DADT policy than by releasing on or about the date of DADT's death a book with themes that attempt to illustrate the pain, suffering, and humiliation of those who served while being humiliated by the DADT policy?

In Defense of the American Way of Life

I think and I write about all of this BS, this Way of Life BS and that way of life BS and all the goofy-looking uniform BS and all my pretentious and pedantic intent versus impact BS while I am being completely overwhelmed and embarrassed by the ridiculous politics and even more ridiculous politicians behind the current budget battle crisis that America is currently tearing itself apart over.

The Extreme Costs of Extremities

If tolerating the non-violent, First Amendment-sanctioned views and expressions of Westboro Baptist Church, and the KKK, and the Nation of Islam, or any other hate group is the price we have to pay for freedom, then it must be paid.

Book Update #3

It has been a while since my last book update and several things have happened in the interim that impacts the story. For instance, there has been the repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, there is the feedback that I have been receiving from those I asked to read and criticize the …

DADT Confusion

[picappgallerysingle id="8281946"]I'm really confused by all of the activity surrounding the Don't Ask Don't Tell debate recently. A week ago, the Senate blocked a bill that would repeal the law. On Thursday, a federal judge ruled that it was unconstitutional for the military to have discharged an Air Force officer because she was a lesbian. …

National Nervous Breakdown

Instinctively, I want to say that it is the bad economy and the stress that it has been inflicting on our nation as a whole that is responsible for all these insane violent crimes; however, after a quick search of the topic, I've found that, according to the FBI, violent crime has actually been decreasing, even during the economic crisis.

DADT Survey

photo credit: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Back in May of this year, the Department of Defense put up an online inbox where servicemembers and their family can anonymously post what they feel the impact of repealing the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy would have on the military. The survey closed on August …