Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Best way to be the Biggest Loser

If there were a Biggest Loser show for failed military adventurers, US would triumph; about the only thing we could win at. Since WWII, the US has cornered the market on military failure: Korea in the 50's, Vietnam in the 60's and 70's, and an avalanche of failures in the 21st including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen. Even when we win we lose. The first Iraq war left in place Saddam Hussein to goad the American behemoth into the second Iraq war which has been a disaster.  Even our successful trap of the Soviets in Afghanistan in '79 set up the Mujaheddin under Osama bin Laden to pivot toward expelling America from the Middle by using blowback (911) to entice us to the same over extension which doomed the Russians.  There is one way for for Uncle Sam to benefit from being the Biggest Loser....lose all those soldiers and airmen occupying South Korea and the Middle East. The weight of endless perpetual war being shed will improve the Uncle's health dramatically, and all of ours as well. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Time to dump Anthem, Pledge at non-governmental events

We could sure save a lot of ink and pixel space for really important news like coming climate calamity and nuclear war by ending the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance at sporting and other non governmental events. When encouraged to recite the Pledge in public, I proudly proclaim "NO" before the offensive G word inserted into the Pledge by the crazed anti communists of 1954 (still remember that sorrowful day they added it to my fourth grade class). And the Anthem? Good God, all I can envision at "the bombs busting in air" is the hundreds of thousands of Muslims and other Middle Easterners we've blown up with our millions of smart bombs fired by dummies. The less attention we call to our war loving, climate destroying country the better. When you're wrecking the world...why brag about it?