President Biden invokes “The Swalwell Doctrine.”
By your own admission and order to complete our withdrawal from Afghanistan, aren’t you admitting that maybe that formulation is flawed?
Can I infer you *wouldn’t* nuke the Talibs

, but you *will* be willing to nuke your constituents?

You do understand that the population of the US has *moar guns* than the Talibs? Even if you think they are, “rare” and “unusual” or somesuch bubble-wrapped nonsense?
“Submit!” Sure you aren’t an islamic fundy vice a ” practicing” Catholic?

You could knock me over with a feather…

Judge overturns California’s 32-year ban on assault weapons.

I was at Fort Irwin when it was enacted and we were all concerned the state would get stupid with us when we PCSd out if they played games with movers.

And it’s the reason I refused an assignment back in California as a National Guard advisor and how I ended up at Fort Sam Houston (a better decision all ’round, regardless) for my terminal assignment.

Didn’t want to risk my babies.

I could spit nails

This Memorial Day, reserve a small bit of time to offer up a resounding hymn, as in, “Him, him, *F*CK* him!” to George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, and the encouragers, enablers, including subsequent Presidents, SECDEFs, and sundry cabinet members, congresses and pundits who initiated and/or supported-when-politically-convenient the “nation-building” chimeras of Iraq and Afghanistan. All the while doing it on the cheap, without commitment except by the troops, all the while having no real skin in the game.  A waste of lives and treasure, ours, Iraqi, Afghan.  The giving of hope, only to say “Fukkit, we’re outta here, ya screwed up, ya trusted us.”

As I watch *another* generation of military folk go through what the Auld Soldier did in 1975, watching the end of an unwinnable war that they dedicated their lives, prospects and honor to fight, directed by venal asswipes who acted on political calculation and soaring ego yet with no real personal threat but mildly reputational, and who are revered when they should be ignored, except as bad examples.

I’ve beat this drum since 2003.

Fuck all y’all.


It’s a time for reflection. Though the fallen would probably also approve of barbecue. And beer.

Nervous Nancies and Timorous Toms



If anti-vaxxers are perceived as anti-science rightwingers, it appears the Left has their anti-science cranks in the pro-maskers.

No, don’t barf up all the other anti-science state religion dogma of the Left and/or Right. Focus boys, girls, and gemischt otheren.

“Minutes after The Hill tweeted Friday that Trader Joe’s was no longer demanding that its customers self-suffocate, at least those who’ve been fully vaccinated, the scolds and skittish school marms took their shots before running to hide under their beds.

“Not good,” said one, without explaining why it’s not good.

Other responses included: “I’ve only been there once and it looks like it will be my only time for a while,” and “I will not be going to #TraderJoes 4 a long time.” Many concurred: They’ll also avoid Trader Joe’s. One commenter said he doesn’t know if he’ll ever go back again. All that was missing was Joe Biden calling Trader Joe’s executives Neanderthals and Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank claiming the stores are “America’s No. 1 Death Destination.””

Catch the rest at Issues and Insights: Neurotic America: Masks Today, Masks Tomorrow, Masks Forever