We Forget the Lessons of Vietnam

I was going to do a political cartoon about our abandonment of the Kurds turning allies against us… But it’s already happened. The whole area aligning with Syria and RUSSIA. And hundreds of ISIS prisoners have already escaped from the facilities we left behind with forces about to be wiped out by Turkey. The response […]

Conversations

Me (in response to a Facebook meme): Atheism is fundamentally incompatible with science. Atheist A: “I would like you to explain that. I would never say general creationism is fundamentally incompatible with science. As the existence of a God can not be proven or dis proven. I would say young earth creationism is incompatible with […]

Martial Arts in the U.S. Have Changed a Lot

I was heavily involved in martial arts in the 1990s. Having had no access at all to martial arts in high school, I had just finished a career as a wrestler through the 80’s. I started training in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taiji in college, before being introduced to wonderful style called Hwarang-Do by a […]

Conversations with Oath-Breakers, 16SEP18

Him: “Civilians shouldn’t have AR-15s!” Me: Didn’t serve, or oath-breaker? Him: “I was a tank commander!” Me: All you had to say was “oath-breaker”. Him: “I am an American.” Me: Did you magically become a tank commander without swearing an oath to defend the Constitution? Or did your oath come with an expiration date? If […]

Conversations with Wannabe Despots 06JUNE18

From Twitter (paraphrased for brevity and clarity): Them: “Public businesses have to be open for the whole public!” Me: It was a private business. Them: “Conservatives never consider that businesses are supported by police and fire departments. No business is an island.” Me: If anyone had the choice to opt out, that would be a […]

On Film Adaptation (Inspired by Tarzan)

Look, it’s very simple. If you don’t WANT to do a movie about Tarzan, don’t call your movie “Tarzan”. Say it was “inspired by” Tarzan. Conversely, if you call your movie “Tarzan”, then make it a faithful adaptation of the source material. And since Hollywood has officially run out of people intelligent enough to write […]

Good-bye, Republican Party

I held my nose last election and voted for the “moderate” Republican to block Obama from another term, but voting for a Clinton-loving liberal to keep a Clinton out of office is an exercise in futility.  Republicans, you had the most principled conservative since Calvin Coolidge, and you threw him away. Trump says he doesn’t […]