It’s that time of year that I really love. Two holidays that I really enjoy are Halloween and Christmas. Yeah Yeah. Thanksgiving is a close third. I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to do with this blog. I don’t want to just regurgitate the news as you can do that on your own. So I’m going to try and provide some commentary to items I find interesting and others I may just share without comment.
Trump vs Mattis
So the SecDef Mattis serves the President. Leaves office. Then President has to do his usual honorless bit of doing the usual ,”He’s overrated.” or saying things like ,”Obama fired him as well.” This is a man that gave his entire life to years of serving the country. A highly decorated Marine. The least the President can do is have some class and not speak ill of our Veterans.
Admiral McRaven (Former Commander of Special Operations Command) wrote a piece in the NYTimes talking about the values that we hold our military to. He makes a lot of valid points. Highly suggest you give it a read.
If our promises are meaningless, how will our allies ever trust us? If we can’t have faith in our nation’s principles, why would the men and women of this nation join the military? And if they don’t join, who will protect us? If we are not the champions of the good and the right, then who will follow us? And if no one follows us — where will the world end up?Admiral McRaven
Also, an excellent interview that Admiral McRaven gave.
Arnold on Howard Stern
Arnold makes a lot of valid points in calling himself a Ronald Reagan Republican. A Lincoln Republican. The party used to stand for privacy, smaller government, and reigning in spending. Now? It seems like they use deficit spending as a punchline. But what happens when you have a Republican majority in the House, Senate, and have the Oval Office. Where are the spending cuts? We need tough love and to say this amount of ‘Government Bloat’ isn’t sustainable. We should be figuring ways we can to pay down the deficit not keep coming up with new ways to increase spending.
Thanks for the excellent time golfing/dinner with Eric and Nicole yesterday. It’ll be even better if I can sort my golf game out and get my head out of my ass.