Another Memorial Day.
There’s not much I can contribute to the many flowery tributes to our fallen heroes that we saw and heard yesterday. There are just not enough superlatives. On this day that we set aside in remembrance of our war dead, I’m really gratified to see the huge amount of tribute and attention being given to our living military men and women… and their families. We | Read More »
I Hate Weekend News Cycles.
I guess that’s why most daily columnists don’t write on weekends. Our own research indicates about 1/3 of the readership on weekends. There’s not much going on as a rule, and much of what is out there is second and third tier reporting of last week’s stuff… so I usually save material for the weekends that I normally wouldn’t write about during the week. Recently, | Read More »
A Thunderstorm Interrupts Obama Memorial.
Yesterday I alluded to the ‘spirits’ of the men and women, who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country and the freedoms we hold so dear, objecting to President Obama. When president Obama arrived at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois, it seemed as though those spirits were present and accounted for. A rolling thunderstorm began to break even as President Obama mounted | Read More »
Memorial Day 2010
…and not an Obama in sight. Vacationing in fact. To my way of thinking as a veteran, as an American and as a patriot, perhaps it’s best he didn’t show. He would have somehow sullied our memories of the countless selfless souls who have gone before. I think that somewhere the spirits of these warriors would protest at someone who thought so little of the | Read More »