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I Rarely Get Pissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I rarely get pissed, but I did today when I saw a very well written, poorly argued, and flawed factually editorial in the New York Times.  I am not normally a reader of the New York Times as I have found it New York and Eastern establishment elitism hard to stomach. Today’s piece is over the top.  In this piece, the author, Dr. Kathleen Belew, attempts—albeit poorly to suggest that “but Vietnam veterans forged the first links between Klansman and Nazis since World War II.”  She goes on to suggest that it was the Vietnam Veteran who led these individuals […]

Another Sign That We’re Swirling Down the Toilet

That elected officials would give one minute’s serious thought to this.

Clearly I Am Not a Chosen One

From a source not connected with VMI, I learned, that the premier of the Field of Lost Shoes was reserved, “Two weeks ago, he informed me that V.M.I. had decided to buy out the entire theatre for its donors and supporters, so there would be no tickets available.” I guess the donors and supporters were only those who live in Richmond and have numbers after their name.  “Heaven to besty we can’t have the unwashed from places like DC or Roanoke mingling with us the denizens of the Holy City and holders of names like Deuce, Trip, Trey, Four. . […]

April 15, 1945

Randall’s attention was drawn to something else,  the like of which he had never seen. Emerging from the huts was a shuffling  group of figures, some of whom were dressed in rags, while others were naked.  Their bodies were skeletal, their skin yellow. Rising from them was a hubbub of  noise, as they pleaded for the SAS men to help them.    

Hell Yeah, Less Pay!

Someone needs a fucking piss-test. The end is near. I’m more and more convinced of it every day. He needs to get out of the E-Ring.

“Field of Lost Shoes” Premieres in Richmond

Not a review, but a report, HERE. Anyone go to see it? Parker Longbaugh? S**t-Eating Third? We’re very interested to hear from you.

Drumming up business

Well, this is one way to stay in business.

Rest in Peace, A10 the “Hog”

There are two articles I recommend every ground pounder, Army and Marine Corps read.  The first at the Washington Post is about opposition to the retirement of the A10 “Hog” and the second over at Harper’s touching on the same subject, where the author Andrew Cockburn, who concludes: As I explain in my Harper’s feature, the Air Force’s decision to junk the A-10 while retaining the B-1 and the even more unwieldy B-52 bombers for close air support may seem inexplicable, but it is in reality quite logical. The service owes its independence from the army to its success in […]

RIP, Gen Mundy, Part II

A fine eulogy in National Review: I should note that I knew General Mundy fairly well. Indeed, we were on a first-name basis: He called me “Mac” and I called him “General.” He served as Marine commandant at a particularly difficult time. First, the Cold War had ended and part of an alleged “peace dividend” involved substantial reductions in the force structure of all the services. General Mundy oversaw a reduction of the Marine Corps from 194,000 troops to 170,000. But more important, his time as commandant was also a period when social pressure was brought to bear on the […]