Reviving the Bonus March

Posted on November 6, 2011 by

With the Occupy everywhere protests going on all across the country, I’ve been seeing a lot of references to the 1932 Bonus March. Made me want to go find my old blog entry I posted a long time ago when republishing W.W. Waters’ book about the march, but apparently I lost it somewhere in, Read More

Specialist Alex Jimenez, along with two other soldiers, was kidnapped by al-Qaeda in May. One of his fellow soldiers was later found dead, the other is still missing. In a video posted on the internet, AQ claims all three soldiers are dead. Here’s the kicker:Jimenez’s wife, Yaderlin, is facing deportation from the United States., Read More

It’s unfortunate that as al-Qaeda and the iraqi insurgency have gone full swing into using youtube and other online networks to get their message out, the U.S. military is going into full retrenchment.  The best advertising in the world our military could have is the troops themselves and the things they are posting, but, Read More

Interview with Wolf Blitzer on Iraq

Posted on January 21, 2003 by

CNN WOLF BLITZER REPORTS Civilians Working for U.S. Military Gunned Down in Kuwait; Skiers Killed in Avalanche in British Columbia Aired January 21, 2003 – 17:00   ET THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. Link to full transcript: And as the, Read More

Time to renew my VFW membership

Posted on November 15, 2002 by

My renewal notice for the VFW came today, and until very recently I’d been planning to bite the bullet and pay for life membership. But I kept thinking about how Max Cleland was beat out by a non-veteran, pro-war Republican, and how the VFW contributed to that. Here’s my reply. November 15, 2002 Dear, Read More

The Missing Candidates

Posted on November 3, 2002 by

A few weeks ago America was inundated with coverage of the Iraqi so-called elections. Everybody rushed off to vote for the one candidate – Saddam. Surprise, he won. The stories were somewhat tongue-in-cheek, and they laughed it up on CNN how they don’t have any democracy in Iraq – and how much better off, Read More

In a surprisingly rosy cost estimate of something which can’t be accurately estimated, the Congressional Budget Office Monday released an analysis of what Gulf War II might cost in real dollars paid by U.S. taxpayers. Only they left out the most important part: the casualties. Actually, as a former tank crewman who has seen, Read More

How George Bush and his pals turned me into a gun enthusiast Ok, here’s the deal. I’ve got long hair. I’ve been a peace activist, and I tend to support a lot of “left” issues like Palestinian human rights, lifting sanctions in Iraq, not slaughtering innocent civilians, that sort of thing. So why in, Read More