What The Hell Is A Democratic Socialist?

Originally posted on THE SHINBONE STAR:
It  has suddenly become fashionable among the left wing of the Democratic Party to attach “Socialist” to their political moniker, perhaps in the vain hope it will make their brand of benign political extremism more palatable than Donald Trump’s populist tripe. Very nuovo chic indeed! Self-described benevolent Democratic Socialists…

The Trump Dump: All Hail King Pyrrhus

Originally posted on THE SHINBONE STAR:
Any victory Trump might claim in a trade war with China will also come with heavy losses. Someone needs to introduce Donald Trump to the phrase Pyrrhic Victory. Trump claims victory in his government-paralyzing Wall tantrum. In truth, he gets no Wall and $3 billion less in congressional funding…

Time heals old wounds . . . unless they’ve turned gangrenous

Originally posted on THE SHINBONE STAR:
A self-imposed exile from the machinations of Donald Trump is a good thing. It is like spraying Febreze Clean Linen scent inside your skull until the rotten stench is completely covered. Two weeks wasn’t long enough to fully enjoy it, but it is a start. A real exile from…

The Death of Admiral Yamamoto April 18, 1943 Was Kept Secret For Months

On April 17, 1943  American intelligence officers determined that on April 18 Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was to be at the Ballale airstrip just off Bougainville Island in the southwest Pacific Ocean at precisely 9:45 am on a fact-finding and morale visit to the critical Japanese supply hub. A life-long sea dog and battling warrior,Continue reading “The Death of Admiral Yamamoto April 18, 1943 Was Kept Secret For Months”