History, geography, military secrets, beer, racism and religion

This is a post about history, geography, military secrets, beer, racism and religion. I know you’re thinking and wondering how I’m going to meld those topics together. Well, read on for the answers…

History. Many years ago, well about 57 or so, the US Coast Guard gave me an all expense paid trip to Ebeye Island.… [Read more]

Pyongyang and the Wide Orbit of Truth

On April 13th, North Korea carried out its most recent act of defiance against the West, all of which past similar acts have been met not even with a slap on the wrist but with a stern finger-wag, by launching a ballistic missile, which subsequently exploded and fell apart in the Yellow Sea. This act, however, is quite different: for one, it “shot down” President Obama’s engagement policy with Pyongyang (as Chris McGreal cleverly quipped in The Guardian), and secondly it affirmed the West’s fears that Kim Jong-Un would proceed in the role his father and grandfather had laid out in the totalitarian state.… [Read more]

Nothing Changes…?

*Deep breath*…Ahhh….that scent in the air! It smells like ‘fresh-and-new-year’ scent. *Inhaling deeply again…* The reset button has been pushed; it’s all about moving forward!

*SLAP BACK INTO REALITY* OK, enough of that. Back into battle gear. Or so the GOP would have it.

What, so early in the year, has me pissed the hell off so annoyed?… [Read more]