11/11/16

Veterans Day, A New Beginning

Veterans Day after Election Day feels a little different to me. The Boss is a veteran as were both of his parents.  He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute — a hard place to be but a good place to be from.

VMI cadets

Every veteran in America is in a better position today than they were on Monday. We have a chance that the Veterans Administration will get sorted out and that we will have a Commander-in-Chief who will actually respect and act on behalf of veterans other than on Veterans Day.

I should have a lot more to say but that about summarizes it.

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10/26/16

Veterans — Let’s Screw Our Veterans

Veterans — one more attempt to screw our veterans? Shall we?

Big Red Car here. No niceties about the weather (OK, 62F low, 84F high, sunny as Hell) today.

The Pentagon is not a friend to our veterans. That is no revelation if you’ve ever served in the Army. You knew this.

The Pentagon can spend years gazing at their hairy navels to determine what you should call a rifleMAN which is non-threatening and accommodating to gender norming (haha, that’s an actual thing, did you know that?) while soldiers have been calling them GRUNTS for almost a century, but they cannot solve a problem they created.

Their answer, as it always is, is to SCREW OUR VETERANS.

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05/29/16

Memorial Day v Veterans Day

Big Red Car here on a quiet Sunday morning. Tomorrow is Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is different than Veterans Day.

Let the Big Red Car explain the difference. This is why we have Memorial Day.

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Texas Military Cemetery near Fort Hood with the Hill Country in the background, decorated for Christmas.

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02/6/16

Stop Pimping Our Veterans

Big Red Car here. Sunup not quite here but it will be shortly and it will be bringing the warmth of a Texas winter.

So, Donald Trump skips the Republican debate in Iowa and instead stages a veterans event raising $6,000,000 for veterans?

You OK with that?

Let me be a bit as crass as Trump — I am perfectly fine with rich people giving money to veterans but I am more than a little pissed off with the way Donald Trump used veterans as a personal imprimatur.

Let me tell you about that.

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11/11/14

Veterans Day

Big Red Car here. The Boss is on the road again and is attending the Veterans Day parade in New York City while me and the housesitter are having our own little celebration. And why not?

The Boss has a funny view of things as it relates to being a Veteran. His Father, his Mother and he are all Veterans. His Father is 96 years old and is retired from the Army. So The Boss’s interest in the military is the family business kind of interest.

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04/18/14

Galveston

Big Red Car here.  Sad news, Glen Campbell has been admitted to an Alzheimer’s treatment clinic.  He recently courageously revealed the existence of his illness.

Armies go to war on the music of their times. Glen Campbell’s 1969 hit, Galveston, was the music of those times. Continue reading