Freshwater Submarines

 



 

This morning held a grand opportunity for me, as I was honored to sit at a table with other Submarine Veterans for the annual Breakfast Meeting of the Bremerton Chapter of USSVI. At out table sat a World War II Submarine Veteran, as well as another fellow USS Michigan sailor.

There aren’t very many places I can go anymore where I can say about things, “That was before I was even born,” but listening to the exploits and tales of some of these fine men, I feel like an infant. And compared to the WWII guys, I was still a generation away when some of them left their boats. Continue reading

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TWIUSP



J’s new segment is “This Week In US Politics”, a tip of the cap to the baseball highlight show This Week In Baseball, or TWIB. In this initial installment J discusses the school shooting in Parkland, Fl and the news about the 13 indictments of Russian National and the 3 companies.


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Articles of Faith



It is almost an Article of faith among Conservative Right political folk – the Courts are stacked with liberal activist Judges who will always overturn the will of the Voters. Don’t believe me? Well… this week the Godfather of conservative Talk Radio said pretty much exactly that. Continue reading

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Burn It Down Baseball



Spring Training is upon us! Huzzah! The problem is that unless your team has been burnt to the ground already (Tigers, Reds, Phillies, Giants), or has more cash than common sense (Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox), this is unlikely to be a season to remember. Why? Continue reading

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He’s A Wiley One…



I have always loved the Winter Olympics. The Summer Games are fine – and I had a grand time attending them in 1996 – but for me, it’s the Winter Games that captivate and enthrall me. There are three sports that I can’t miss: Ice Hockey, Curling and my favorite of all, the Ski Jumping. Continue reading

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Excessive Fines & Civil Forfeiture



“nor excessive fines imposed…” – 8th Amendment

A professional musician travelling with $91,000 in cash he was going to use to buy a recording studio is stopped in Wyoming for a seat belt violation. The Police take the money, and claim that they have a right to it. Continue reading

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Go And look For It…



The launch of Falcon Heavy has given us back something that we misplaced forty-five years ago. The belief that we can achieve more; the hope that tomorrow will be better; a chance to go where no one has gone before…

Are you one of those people who believe that the Memo “changes everything?”

Look, I don’t think that the Democrats are un-guilty of shenanigans during the 2016 election. i believe that power corrupts and that it seeks absolute power. At which point it becomes absolutely corrupted and must be destroyed. If Hillary Clinton thought that she needed to lie, cheat, steal or even abuse puppies to win, she would have ordered those who served her to have it done with plausible deniability without a second thought about it.

And it’s very possible, hell, even probable, that she did.

Having said that, do you really believe that this Memo changes or will change anything?

It *may* open up a few eyes of people who were on the fence politically and swing a few votes to the right – for the time being. Until the Republicans go and do something equally as stupid or nefarious. Then they will go right back.

The fact is that scandal and misconduct are the historical norms in our national politics. And there is nothing that will ever change that.

Because the only thing that could change it, won’t.

Don’t believe me? 

Let me tell you a story of once upon a time in the United States Senate. A fellow by the name of Barry. No… not that guy, another one… who decided one day to write a “memo” about what was going on…


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