Education

Imprinting America on Kids

Vassar Bushmills This short piece is for Teaching Vets (who would appreciate your support) and who someday will plant these seed as he/she looks into a room full of un-woke teenagers. This also applies to home-schooling parents (and many blessings on your House for your undertaking) and of course, regular citizens today who should be [Read More]

Photo: Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Korean War by Corporal Peter McDonald, USMC - Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.
Heroes

Tootsie Rolls and “The Chosin Few”

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills From our friend Mike Collins and his pals: (Note: My wife’s uncle Phillip was one of those Marines. Her father was oder and served on a tin can in the Phillipine Sea but saw no real action. He always looked up to his baby brother [Read More]

War

Save One For Hachioji

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills When my family and I first came to Japan, in Spring,1972, we flew on an American contract airline, via Honolulu and Wake Island, from Travis AFB, California. We arrived at Yokota AFB in the northeast outskirts of greater Tokyo at night. An Army staff car [Read More]

Heroes

A Chronicle of an Army Personnel Fixer

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills They’ve often claimed that Economics is the dreariest science, but for men in uniform you’d have to go some to match the drudgery of pouring over miles and miles of pages and pages of personnel files and the rules and regs that define them. In the [Read More]

Culture

OUR “VETS IN CLASS” TEACHING PROGRAM; LOOKING FOR SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Vassar Bushmills Since its inception, VeteransTales.org has been movinging toward the establishment of a teaching program for veterans in order to fill in the growing gap between modern education in America’s schools about America’s history, and the reasons America was created in the first place. It takes only three generations for those things to [Read More]

Culture

A Matter of Rape in Japan

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills In October I promised you a second case-story about rape, the first story trying to give you some sort of idea about why neither good cops nor defense lawyers will take a female victim’s word as gospel. This next case in about a rape charge that [Read More]

Conspiracies

My Collusion With the Russian Soviets

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills Russians and Democrats are not the same. I’ve actually known honorable Russians. In 1991 I met a man from the USSR named Valentin Suchkov. I was working with a Ukrainian trading company in Cincinnati. Mr Suchkov was leading a trade delegation from Gorkiy, the famous “closed city” and [Read More]

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]

Nominations

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills November 11th is both a celebration of America’s Veterans and a commemoration of the Anniversary of the ending of World War I, once called Armistice Day, when the Germans, (the bad guys) formally surrendered to England and France (the good guys) in a railroad car at Compiegne, [Read More]

Troops performing a lifeboat drill onboard the Queen Mary in December 1944, before Operation Magic Carpet
National Security

The Magic Carpet That Brought Everybody Home – WWII

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills (Courtesy of our Vietnam War combat vet, Mike Collins, this is how my Dad got home in ’45.) The U.S. military experienced an unimaginable increase during World War II. In 1939, there were 334,000 servicemen, not counting the  Coast Guard. In 1945, there were over 12 million, [Read More]

Culture

One Ring to Rule Them All

Vassar Bushmills When a political end trumps personal destruction of the innocent, we know we are among evil people, from Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, to DiFi, to CNN and dozens more. The cynical indifference to the infliction of pain and suffering on innocent people is the greatest sin… …cold blooded murder or [Read More]

Culture

SOS on Toast

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar The other morning one of our local radio personalities was pitching a fancy restaurant in the Richmond area, and he proudly announced that their most popular entre was chipped beef on toast. A ten dollar platter these days, and whudda thunk it? People paying ten dollars for [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]

Culture

Fighting Big Education, Part II, the Framework

Vassar Bushmills So that backward glance to the 60s reveals that what we thought was just a blip in our history— Yankee imperialism, force-feeding Christianity on non-Christian cultures (trust me, I heard it all), and the best gag of all, our warmongering being forced on a culture of youth who only [Read More]

Culture

The Time I Took my Wife to Meet the Girls at Manos

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills You already know the story of my first visit to Manos, the Russian spy-restaurant in Tokyo. It was 1972. It was run by two brothers from Pittsburgh, former OSS officers during WWII, and within shouting distance of the Soviet embassy, where, at the end of every visit, I’d [Read More]