You Didn’t Build That – A Reality Check

“You didn’t build that!” – President Obama, 2012. “Don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” Hillary Clinton, 2014. These were the sentiments of two of the most influential political figures in modern American politics.  Although a source of comedic relief for conservatives, the statements resulted in a…

The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill The Internet

You may find it odd that I am advocating the death of a medium from which I am currently communicating.  Without the internet, you wouldn’t be reading these brilliant ramblings of mine and your life would just be that much less interesting.  Well, I am willing to take one for the team.  It’s time we…

Disconnected

What would you do? If Mexico, or, more accurately, a violent drug cartel, amassed an army and crossed the border into Texas, killing, burning, and destroying everything in its wake, what would you do? If they left a trail of destruction from the border to San Antonio, how would you deal with it as a…

Know Your Role

I will admit that I spend an inordinate amount of time reading the published opinions and articles of others.  For me it can be both educational and frustrating.  I thought I would share a few of the fallacies that are actually quite common here in this country – perhaps around the world.  I call this…

The Strange New World

Anyone who has known me for more than a day knows I have never been fond of the Iranians.  As an old soldier who began his career during the cold war, I was trained to hate two entities – the USSR and Iran.  The USSR because, well, Cold War; the Iranians because they were (and…

Alone: Killing the warrior class

“How you doing, bro?” “Check on your buddy.” We’ve all heard these things repeated thousands of times over these long years of war.  Although many of us don’t heed the warnings and most of us will reply to any inquiries with a simple, “I’m fine”, we repeat these phrases reflexively on many occasions. The most…