SF Writers Who Served

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

This year for Veteran’s Day, I thought I would take the time to recognize some of SF’s writers who served in the Armed Forces. Although mainly looking at U.S. writers, I’ll also be recognizing some of the British Commonwealth writers as well. Robert A. Heinlein, one of SF’s Three Grand Masters, ...

Osama Finale

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Ace of Spades has a good piece on the tracking bin Laden timeline, well worth reading. Meantime, my thanks the men and women of our Armed Forces and our Intelligence community for doing what was necessary and asked of them to bring down one of the most evil people in history. ...

Marines 235th Anniversary

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Today is the 235 Anniversary of the United States Marines. From Marines.com: During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place in the inns and taverns of Philadelphia, including the founding of the Marine Corps. A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern to draft a resolution calling for ...

Telegraph Biased On Reporting Bush Guard Serivce

Monday, September 8th, 2008

The U.K. Telegraph is letting its political bias show in an article concerning military service of current and recent presidential candidates. The piece is by Toby Harnden, and either this guy failed to do his homework, or he is suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome, or both. The article covers the ...

Canada Set To Deport Army Deserter

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Looks like Canada may actually deport Robin Long, a deserter from the U.S. Army. I'll be mildly surprised if they actually do it. From the Globe and Mail: "I was just shocked at some things in [the] ruling," Bob Ages, a spokesman for an informal group called Vancouver War Resisters Support ...

Deployment is for Sheep?

Friday, July 11th, 2008

There is an article being carried on McClatchy about a man, Francisco Martinez, who returned to military service after his only son was killed in Iraq by a sniper. We should honor his sacrifice, his courage, and his integrity. Mourn with him the loss of his son, and respect his ...

Berkeley Police Arrest Bare-breasted Moonbat

Friday, June 20th, 2008

From the Land of the Ludicrous, AKA Berkeley, California, we have yet another anti-war protest in front of the Marine Recruitment Center organized by the Moonbats of code Pinko and Breasts Not Bombs. One Moonbat was arrested for continuing to display her knockers despite requests from police to cover-up. I ...

Army Deserter Calls Iraq War Illegal

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

When I was in the Air Force back in the '80s, deliberately missing an ordered troop movement was called "desertion." Today it is called a "political statement." One of the more recent adaptors of this tactic for failing to live up to a contractual obligation with the military is Matthis ...

King vs. Newsbusters Blogger

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

The Bangor News, in Maine, is carrying a piece on Stephen King firing back at blogger Noel Sheppard at newsbusters.org, who published an article on a statement King made when addressing a group high school students at a symposium held at the Library of Congress. What was it that Stephen King ...

Minnesota Soldier Receives Surprise Homecoming

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

KARE 11 news is running a piece on the homecoming of Ken Melrose, a sergeant in the National Guard who has just returned from duty in Iraq. The story mentions that his house in St. Cloud was rented out during his deployment and that the renters had trashed the place. ...

Berkeley Letter to the Editor Insults Those Who Serve In the Military

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

I was perusing the letters to the editor page on Inside Bay Area and was stunned with one that I read concerning the Berkeley anti-Marine protests run by code Pink and other groups during the past few months. From Inside Bay Area (you'll have to scroll down a ways to find ...

40 Billion Dollar Class-Action Suit Against Anti-War T-shirt Maker

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

FoxNews is reporting that there is a suit seeking class-action status against carryabigsticker.com, the Arizona T-shirt company that has produced and sells a T-shirt listing all of the U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq. From FoxNews: A Tennessee couple who lost their son in Iraq want an Arizona merchant to pay more ...

City of Oakley Gets It Right

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Just when the world thought the Bay Area was comprised of nothing other than leftist nuts and flakes, the city of Oakley, located in the Eastern end of the Bay Area, has passed a proclamation recognizing the contributions of our military and their families. Oakley is showing that there are ...

Berkeley War On Marines Costs City Over $200,000

Friday, March 28th, 2008

The City of Berkeley is learning the price of calling the Marines "unwanted and uninvited", er, free speech, at least from a monetary stand point. From InsideBayarea: Police spokeswoman Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said police department overtime from Feb. 12 to March 22 was $210,814.13. The city spent roughly $93,000 Feb. 12 ...

U.S. Forces Battling al-Sadr’s Mahdi Terrorists, Again

Friday, March 28th, 2008

This week has seen a rise in violence in Iraq, especially in Basra and in/around Baghdad. When airstrikes are called in, that's indicative of an escalation. The Green Zone had been pretty quiet until this new upsurge in terrorism. From FoxNews: Anger has been growing since the Iraqi government launched a ...

Minneapolis Protestors Arrested at ANG Recruitment Office

Friday, March 28th, 2008

I heard about this protest and subsequent arrests at a Minneapolis Recruitment Center on the radio during my commute in to work this morning and had to fish around to find details on the news. From MN Daily: Police arrested 16 protesters who entered the Washington Avenue Army National Guard recruitment ...

Lest We Forget – Gregory Rundell

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Minnesota has lost another son in the war on Terror in Iraq this week. I don't always write about these fine and courageous young soldiers; there are many other voices out there doing a better job of it than I can ever do. Army Spc. Gregory B. Rundell, a 21-year old ...

Vets For Freedom at the Fort Snelling Officers Club

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

"Let them win," was how Master Gunner Tom Parks put it last night at the Fort Snelling Officer's Club. These three simple words sum up the overall feeling of the standing-room only crowd that attended the Vets For Freedom Tour event. The reasons to win are numerous and critical; "Let ...

Berkely Moonbats Declare Seige On Marines

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Zanne Joi and Code Pinko have declared a siege on the Marine Recruitment Center in Berkeley, which may well cost the residents of Berkeley huge amounts of money in police overtime. As long as they (Berkeley residents) foot the bill and don't come panhandling to the rest of America for ...

Berkeley War On Marines: The Saga Continues

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

The Berkeley War with the Marines continues with some new players on the pro-America side, Eagle's Up, which organized a rally to support the Marines and show the city of Berkeley what a financial burden their decision to ostracize the marines has been on local businesses. The participants in the ...