Arlington At Christmas…

In honor of those who rest at Arlington… “Rest easy, sleep well my brothers. Know the line has held, your job is done Rest easy, sleep well. Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace and farewell….” With fond memories of Major Andrew Olmstead, one [Read More]

Islam Europe War

Europe and Islam — it’s not just terrorism there; it’s all-out war

While we’re paying attention to Russia’s corrupt dance with the Obama administration and the Clintons, don’t forget that Islam is still at war in Europe. My wanderings across the internet today put two closely related things before my eyes, one of which is a news report and the other an [Read More]

Vietnam War

More thoughts about Ken Burns’ documentary about the Vietnam War

Discounting the bias built into Ken Burns’ Vietnam War documentary, it provides food for thought about the politics of war, hubris, and 20/20 hindsight. Following Mr. Bookworm’s return from a business trip, we resumed watching Ken Burns’ documentary about the Vietnam War. We just finished Episode 4, which ends right [Read More]


Gettysburg – A Fourth Of July Long Ago

Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:What place is this? Where are we now? I am the grass.Let me work. – Carl Sandburg One hundred and fifty four years ago today, brave men fought in and around a small town in Pennsylvania to determine whether the Union would [Read More]


A Newsreel Cameraman’s View of D-Day

This footage of the events leading up to and around D-Day was a lucky find thanks to fellow blogger and WWII veteran, Mr. G. P. Cox of Pacific Paratrooper. The National Archives Unwritten Record Blog by Audrey Amidon Jack Lieb went to Europe in 1943 with two movie cameras: He [Read More]


If US Attacks North Korea The US Should Unify Korea

By Scott Kirwin As of today Kim JungUn is still in power. Awhile back I imagined a possible scenario where China removes Kim and installs a puppet regime beholden to Beijing but less threatening to its neighbors. I wrote, “China has the power to end the North Korean threat without [Read More]


A Must Read – The Untold Eyewitness Story Of The Paris Bataclan Killings

If you read nothing else today, take the time to read this gripping interview on the November 2015 Bataclan jihad attack in Paris with Eagles of Death Metal vocalist Jesse Hughes. The interview was conducted by Gavin McInnes over at Taki’s Magazine. Hughes’s band was onstage when the jihad killings [Read More]