The twelve Apostles receiving inspiration from the Holy Spirit and composing the Creed Illumination by Somme_le_Roy_f.10v Date 1295 (Wikipedia)
Culture

THE CANONS OF CONSERVATISM, “THOSE OTHER GUYS”, AND THE VETERANS, A PREAMBLE

Vassar Bushmills William F Buckley, Jr. was the founding figure of modern conservatism in America. He wrote God and Man at Yale when he was 25, and wrote many books afterward until he died in 2008. But he had an extra dimension which seems to have been lost on the newer generations of conservatives, which I’ll [Read More]

National Security

9/11 Where Were You?

Veterans’ Tales by Allen Ness I was an Observer/Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Ft Polk, LA.  The Command took care of us, when we weren’t in the “box” we worked half days and three or four day weekends.  Ft Polk is the middle of nowhere but is within five [Read More]

Nominations

GAYS IN THE MILITARY, AN OLD WARTIME REMEMBRANCE

Vassar Bushmills “Policies Concerning Homosexuals” have changed since I was an Army defense lawyer in the closing years of the Vietnam War. “Being boarded out” was a large part of my defense work. I’d be interested to know how attitudes stand up to today versus how it was during that war. In [Read More]

Donald Trump

REGARDEZ LE DELUGE

Vassar Bushmills Apres les honneurs, Regardez le Deluge Now that he has gone to be with his fathers, Hoka Hey!, the honoring will slowly dissipate over the week. The Senate Office Building, soon be renamed, some suggest, and other government offices will be cleared, each employee given a white ticket to be [Read More]

Donald Trump

ROBERT MUELLER, A THEORY OF THE MAN

Vassar Bushmills There have always been two theories about Robert Mueller, actually three, which I laid out in a piece a little over a year ago. I still hold that how he sees himself in History may be outcome determinative. (I listed “History” at #8 in that list. ) Using the laws [Read More]

Heroes

THE CIB, THE LIGHT THAT COMMANDS THE ROOM

Vassar Bushmills As you already know, I’m the garritrooper in this outfit, “too far forward to wear a tie, and too far to the rear to get shot at.” But that doesn’t mean that I don’t know some things about wading in muck up to my elbows, sleeping on hard [Read More]

Heroes

BACHELOR’S CORNER ON MEMORIAL DAY SUNDAY

Vassar Bushmills So should we. Remember, in all the world’s history, the only men who ever gave up their lives for total strangers were Americans. That is the American beat, and it still goes on. BACHELORS” CORNER On Sundays, for over three years after my separation, I walked about a [Read More]

6-6-1994 Omaha Beach Cemetery
National Security

NO GREATER LOVE; DENYING THE DEVIL HIS DUE

Vassar Bushmills (A Memorial Day theme, cross-posted at VeteransTales.org, this is also one of the major themes of that entire site. Come show us some love.) In the mid 90s, before I began traveling to the Soviet Bloc regularly, and finding out what their outhouses looked like, I taught a [Read More]

Culture

DEFEATING THE LEFT IS NOT THE SAME AS SAVING AMERICA

Vassar Bushmills (Just a friendly reminder. This is an enduring theme at VeteransTales.org, one of the pillars of why we opened that site. Veterans play a key role in saving America because they all have wagered so much more skin in the game than other Americans. Veterans as a group, for as far back [Read More]