For the past few weeks, I’ve been knee-deep doing my part as a very-functional cog in the machinery of what is billed as the “largest annual training event in the U.S. Army.” To no one’s surprise, Fort Knox is right where I left it last year. ROTC Cadet Summer Training doesn’t leave much time to come up for air, but you make time for one’s priorities.
No, my twitter account has not been hacked, but some “Nigerian prince” has been using my profile photo. My thanks to those who alerted me. I in turn have alerted Twitter, and hopefully that will be enough. Continue reading
Between Darwin and God, bet on God.
The Zombie Apocalypse – during my 2nd Afghanistan tour, my son introduced his mother to AMC’s The Walking Dead. Upon my return, I too received an introduction to the program.
Nothing is so fractious as the right side of the political spectrum in victory. So, what do you think? Is Jeanine Pirro right? Does Paul Ryan have to go and step down as Speaker of the House? Continue reading
April, 46 B.C.
Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis, known to history has Cato The Younger, lay awake in the pre-dawn hours. The legions of Julius Caesar, flushed with victories over the armies of Pompey, Ptolemy XIII, and Metellus Scipi bore down on the African provincial city of Utica. The civil war which had torn the Roman Republic apart was rapidly drawing to a close.
The contrast could not be more stark.
Every library should have at least some classical literature on the shelves. Here is a little of what is on mine.
Dracula – Bram Stoker, 1897.
Every wish you had enough juice to make your real estate agent pay you a house call?
The original bad boy, if Dracula ever ran into Edward Cullen, he would have cut his head off and emptied his bladder down his neck. Continue reading
Normally intercepts of U.S. officials and citizens are some of the most tightly held government secrets. This is for good reason. Selectively disclosing details of private conversations monitored by the FBI or NSA gives the permanent state the power to destroy reputations from the cloak of anonymity. This is what police states do. – Eli Lake, Bloomberg News, February 14, 2017.
Self-Perpetuation As The Over-Arching Moral Imperative.
Careerists and appointees left over from the Obama Administration deliberately targeted Mike Flynn for political termination. Continue reading
The War On Poverty has failed. As a nation, we need to come to terms with this very simple fact. If not, then the system will collapse of its own weight, because the current model is unsustainable.
I’m from the government and I’m here to
make it worse help…
It’s Going To Get Ugly
This is going to be a brutal take-down. The self-help and management gurus have a lot to answer for. Of course, if you set yourself up as a great thinker or theoretician, be prepared for some criticism. But mostly, don’t be a fraud. Continue reading