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]

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]

Culture

21 AND STUPID

Vassar Bushmills Every college kid remembers when he turned 21 because it was the day he could use his own drivers’ license to get into the Boom-Boom Room. That was in the first semester of my sophomore year, 1966. There were a lot of laws, even ancient ones, that were in [Read More]

Heroes

VETERANS: WHY DO AMERICANS ENLIST…..WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE TO?

Vassar Bushmills This is a theme with us at VeteransTales.0rg. When more veterans with skin in the game have checked in, this will be a running topic, and within two years, a working project on the ground. (Check our Mission statement for the longer game.) At the heart of this inquiry is hearing from veterans about [Read More]

Culture

WENCHING, A STORMY DANIELS UPDATE

Vassar Bushmills (Editor’s note) The rising then falling star of Stormy Daniels and attorney Michael Avenatti has made this article a little prophetic, so I thought I’d update it with a reminder of just what a porn star does for a living:  This piece isn’t really about Stormy Daniels [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]

Culture

VETERANS TALES IS NOW ALIVE!

Vassar Bushmills Ok, now come kick the tires at VeteransTales.org. We invite every veteran and child of a veteran to come visit and rummage through old letters and stored emails and photos and bring us some of the stories you recall from your tours, daddy or granddaddy’s, or from all those mothers, [Read More]

PC-Silliness

Disneyland Silences Ret. Marine’s Voice for Recording at Flag Retreat Ceremony

How low will Disneyland continue to sink? Is Disneyland at war with American workers and our values? For the past several years, Disneyland more concerned with profits has been working overtime to decimate its American workforce by replacing its IT staff with foreigners entering the USA under the  H-1B visa program.  Laid off American IT [Read More]

Government

Readout: Second Lady Karen Pence Kicks Off Two-Day Creative Forces Research Summit

The White House Office of the Second Lady For Immediate Release September 18, 2017 Today, Second Lady Karen Pence hosted a breakfast at the Vice President’s Residence for the attendees of the Creative Forces Clinical Research Summit taking place in Washington, D.C. At the start of the event, Mrs. Pence [Read More]

Donald Trump

A Good Day for Our Veterans – Trump Signs “The Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act (S.544)”

President Donald Trump honoring another campaign promise earlier today signed into law The Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act (S.544). By extending the current Veterans Choice Program, The Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act empowers veterans allowing them, should they choose, to seek out private medical care bypassing [Read More]

Social Issues

Socialism: the Real Unaffordable Healthcare Plan

When an entitlement is not as defined by bureaucrats who raided, redistributed and squandered away funds paid into Social Security and Medicare by those who paid into these programs for 4+ decades. It is our money yet we should feel guilty for expecting our money not squandered on and redistributed [Read More]