Category: "poly-ticks"

caitlyn jenner--courage?

was justice served? and other thoughts

Like many Americans, I followed the Zimmerman trial fairly closely. Unlike most (?) of them, however, I can honestly say that while I feel--passionately--that Zimmerman was wrong, I'm fairly sure I would have voted exactly as the jury did. more »

liberal military - and i'm not alone

I've been needing to explore my thoughts on what it means to be a liberal member of America's military for quite some time, but frankly, I've been busy surfing YouTube, Facebook, and getting into Angel, a spinoff of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as you know… more »

thoughts on the debate

In the course of last night's debate, Phillip Tricolla asked this question: Your energy secretary, Steven Chu, has now been on record three times stating it’s not policy of his department to help lower gas prices. Do you agree with Secretary Chu that th… more »

of course america is a democracy, you crazy people

Today was my last day in my Military Ethics elective course at the Joint and Combined Warfighting School I'm attending in Norfolk, Virginia, at the moment. Our final assignment was to write a short paper arguing the justness (or lack thereof) of any giv… more »

why i don't blog much lately

my theories, all both of them 1. I've developed a social life.  I apologize to you all. I can quit at any time, though. I'm just doing it because, well, I enjoy it.  I've come to sincerely like many of the people here, and to enjoy their company. I… more »

you say you're against abortion, but...

You say you're against abortion, but: - You're also against sex education. - You're against welfare to take care of these kids. - You're against free education for these kids. - You're pro-death penalty when these kids don't make it as adults. A… more »

thoughts on gun control

by request I recently pointed out on Facebook that Gabrielle Gifford, one of the more fortunate victims of Saturday's shooting spree in Arizona (since she at least survived), may be the victim of poetic justice. She has, after all, worked for and… more »

living a lie

a time-honored tradition in the military more »

don't ask don't tell report and hearing

the politics necessary to get congress to vote common sense.... *sigh* more »