Speaking of Labor Day

It’s a good day to remember the hard working people in America who: 1) Don’t get to celebrate Labor Day on May 1st like the rest of the world, 2) despite low unemployment are not seeing wage increases and 3) some of whom have to work at some really lousy workplaces. Like this woman: You […]

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It would seem I am not the only one that thinks so…..

Who has strong feelings about the Navy’s declining emphasis on operational proficiency and training to do important things. Some better men than me are saying much the same thing. The obsession with “relevancy” and “transformation”-coupled with the “zero defects” mentality of the current Navy; namely that everyone should get fired over everything-has led to bad […]

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Food post

Among the more interesting things I get to do is try new foods in my travels. I travel to Israel about 4 times per year. Every time I go, I try the Israeli egg dish, Shakshuka. Unfortunately, at most breakfast buffets, it has gotten congealed from being left under a heat lamp-and thus, a lot […]

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A Navy Mishap you probably did not hear about.

The news was pretty well saturated over the last couple of weeks. What with Charlottesville, the firing ( well-deserved) of Steve Bannon, the collision of USS John McCain and President Trump’s incredibly tone deaf responses to all of those happenings, you may not have had a chance to notice this little tidbit of news. A […]

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Someone should say, “I told you this would happen!”

Because back in the early 2000’s there were plenty of folks who warned us bad things would happen to the US Navy. And now in 2017 and the nearby years before, those very bad things have happened. Especially the tragic incidents on the USS Jonh McCain and USS Fitzgerald. That is a frightening picture. Especially […]

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Timing as they say, is everything.

And these last three weeks were excellent ones to be unplugged from the world, so to speak. The S.O. and I spent time touring the Netherlands and then to really have some fun, we climbed on board this fine beauty for two weeks: We took a cruise up to the North of Europe, Norway specifically […]

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Worth repeating

I am currently in the middle of a trip to the Whining States of America. Part for personal reasons and partly for business. It’s a busy itinerary, so posting is probably going to be light. I have noted with interest the sacking of Reince Priebus and his replacement by General Kelly. More to follow on […]

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Almost like they planned it that way….

To have John McCain, cast the decisive vote to defeat yet another incredibly shitty bill, that most of the GOP Senators hoped would never become law. I know I was surprised by McCain’s sudden finding of a spine-given that he lacked one for about 9 years, ever since he was bamboozled by the right wing […]

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What a world we live in………

This week is very busy for me, and watching the shitshow last night in the U.S. Senate was just disgusting and depressing. Especially the part where John McCain just decided to piss all over his legacy right there on the Senate floor. There will be more on that tonight. But for now, it’s time to […]

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Did somebody get the number of that bus?

The bus that just ran over Donald J. Trump Jr. that is. Steered onto the street by none other than his own Brother in Law: Presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee this morning, and what is striking about his extensive opening statement is the degree to which it seeks to insulate Kushner himself […]

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Nothing is better for thee…..

Then G& T!   And of course, it’s always better to be drinking one of these with some fair specimens of woman hood, so in honor of the many women who have graced the pages of this blog over the years-and given the fact that I am still involved in a very tedious process of […]

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Sad news indeed

This blog has not had much nice to say about John McCain during the years. There is a reason for that. As someone who shared the same vocation as McCain for a while, and was a member of the same party as McCain for over 26 years, it was extremely frustrating to watch his descent […]

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