Category Archives: Patriotism

Goose bumps at the politickin’ picnic

A Vietnam era veteran (deservedly proud Marine) makes a stand and vocalizes [very well] what most Americans have rarely if ever heard, and what the uninformed [low information voters] will think is the National Baseball Theme (if they recognize the melody … Continue reading

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The Great Awakening and a visit to Newburyport, MA

Bill Bennett’s American Patriot’s Daily Almanac today has a good reminder about our American “roots”. While it might be argued that we are not a “Christian nation” (it really helps clarify things if that term is defined before the argument … Continue reading

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In praise of feisty women

I have to admit to a HUGE admiration of feisty women. Bill Bennett’s American Patriot’s Daily Almanac for today (September 20) has the story of one such feisty woman – Mary Edwards Walker:      September 20, 1863, brought the end … Continue reading

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Thoughtful and right

I read Tom Ricks’ blog at Foreign Policy pretty regularly. I don’t always agree with him, but he always offers a consistent, thoughtful argument which I always appreciate. It is always thought-provoking. With regard to the book No Easy Day … Continue reading

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Before this day ends

I want to get a few thoughts down before this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks passes. Today dawned much like it did on that morning 11 years ago. It was a little on the cool side and the clouds … Continue reading

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I’m having a better day than….

….this former Marine. It seems Carl Newman got a job with the Union Pacific Railroad after he was discharged from the Marines. He got a tattoo quoting Marine Corps General James Mattis, also known as “the Warrior Monk”. The railroad fired him from … Continue reading

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Man crush time?

Over my desk hangs a small framed handbill size piece. It is from a speech by William F. Buckley that I attended. He was the reason I subscribed to National Review and why I watched Firing Line on PBS. It … Continue reading

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