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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 … Continue reading

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H. R. McMaster, Reporting for Duty, Sir!

Well, since Trump scared away all the qualified civilians who might have been remotely interested in taking over as his new National Security Advisor, he had to put on his Commander-In-Chief cap and order an active duty general officer to … Continue reading

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Honor, Courage, and Commitment

Each branch of the military services has its own stated Core Values that each member of that branch is expected to uphold and is held accountable when not upholding them. When I served in the Navy, its Core Values were … Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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Another National Security Cabinet Pick…

Another dumb general… I think I may have this figured out… The generals must really be dumb because during the campaign, Trump said something to the effect that he knows more about military stuff than the generals, right? Right. He … Continue reading

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Oh how stupid are we?!

All throughout the campaign Trump mouthed a populist message and now he is on track to have the wealthiest administration in history. And remember how he blathered on about how much smarter he is than the military’s hapless generals? Ha … Continue reading

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Military Uniforms versus Religious Uniforms

WARNING: This post attempts to make a bit of humor over various religions’ garb requirements When I joined the US Navy in 1983, sailors were still allowed to wear beards. However, with the military, prompted by the dictates of its … Continue reading

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From Pioneers To Propaganda

  This is a propaganda video direct from the US Navy’s official website. More specifically, it is a two-minute or so inspiring profile piece of a female Hull Technician, a rating traditionally reserved for and assigned to male sailors, found … Continue reading

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ADMIRAL GRACE HOPPER – A Genius, A Hero, A Shipmate

It’s Easier To Ask Forgiveness Than It Is To Get Permission and other interesting wit and wisdom attributed to the Admiral      

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Did you ever think it would really happen?

You know, I did. I really did. I had always believed that eventually the US Congress would open up all combat-related assignments to females. But I didn’t really think it would happen this soon… And it was never within the … Continue reading

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#GONAVY #BEATARMY

#anchorsaweighbaby #herecomes#14 #oneteamonefight #peacethroughsuperiorfirepower    

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Friendship Day

Today is the day they will open their base to our community, the economy, as they call it, and will allow us to enter without restrictions. It is the day they will hold their own version our Obon, our summer … Continue reading

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