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Author: TriSec    Date: 10/25/2016 09:48:42

Good Morning.

We'll start this morning with our latest casualty in Iraq. Despite us not being the primary combatants anymore, there's still Americans on the ground in Mosul.
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19 comments (Latest Comment: 10/25/2016 20:19:42 by Raine)

Good Morning.
Author: Raine    Date: 10/24/2016 13:11:28

The GOP nominee is still insane...
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27 comments (Latest Comment: 10/24/2016 20:08:02 by Mondobubba)

Johnson Weld: STAT!
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 10/23/2016 17:16:46

You may have seen signs around your town proudly advertising a thing called "Johnson Weld" and immediately thought it was a new male medical procedure. You were close; they are actually a comedy duo that is running for President of the U.S.A.
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3 comments (Latest Comment: 10/23/2016 21:35:36 by TriSec)

How do you vote?
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/22/2016 11:13:41

Good Morning.

Thirty-two Novembers ago, I was getting ready to cast my very first Presidential Ballot. It was 1984; perhaps you remember the times. At that precocious political age, I was dead-set against the incumbent, so I cast my ballot for a gentleman from Minnesota. We all know how well that went. Further down the ticket in this Commonwealth were a couple of names that you probably have heard of. Governor Michael Dukakis and his running mate, an unknown John Kerry. I would presume Paul Tsongas was on that ballot, too. (I don't live in his district.)
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3 comments (Latest Comment: 10/22/2016 22:46:05 by Raine)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 10/21/2016 12:47:27

After this week's debate and last night's Al Smith dinner, where someone took it way too seriously, it feels like we need a palate cleanser.
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32 comments (Latest Comment: 10/21/2016 20:47:57 by Mondobubba)

Three. More. Weeks.
Author: Raine    Date: 10/20/2016 13:01:58

And this shit show will be over and we can begin a peaceful transition of power in our Nation.
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37 comments (Latest Comment: 10/20/2016 20:33:47 by Raine)

Train trouble.
Author: Raine    Date: 10/19/2016 13:08:12

BobR is on a train that is behind a disabled train. When he is unshackled, he will try to provide us with a proper blog. In the meantime:
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67 comments (Latest Comment: 10/20/2016 02:42:33 by Will in Chicago)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/18/2016 09:42:16

Good Morning.

Seems like there has been a lot going on in Iraq of late - almost feels like the old days around here. So we shall start in that desert kingdom today. By now you've certainly heard about the Kurd-led offensive in Mosul. It's being sold as Iraqi-led in the US media, but our friends at the BBC have categorized the troops as 80% Peshmerga, or Kurds...which doesn't make Turkey too happy.
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33 comments (Latest Comment: 10/18/2016 20:02:27 by BobR)

We are not animals.
Author: Raine    Date: 10/17/2016 13:09:15

That's what Trump called us after he learned of the NC GOP firebombing. I won't link his tweet here.
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24 comments (Latest Comment: 10/17/2016 19:54:31 by BobR)

Cheerful Spirit
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/15/2016 12:13:08

Good Morning.

It's been a week now since our encampment in the city of Boston. Last weekend was the only weekend all year where it was cold and rainy, so naturally we had a scouting event.

Today is clear and sunny, and tomorrow is expected to be near 70, and since there was a freeze last night, Monday and Tuesday will be true "Indian Summer" back around 80, if the forecast holds.
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