Category Archives: American

The New Version of the Annual 5th of May Show


By very special request, I have sat down to talk about why Cinco de Mayo is the most American Holiday – on one of the most American days – there could be. 

Our story begins with a simple question: Why exactly were the French fighting in Mexico in 1862?

When you understand how we got to that moment, when the French thought that they could use Mexico as a tool for international intrigue, the complicated relationship between the US, our “friends” the French and  our neighbor Mexico one can begin to see that when the 5th of May rolls around, there’s more reason for Americans to celebrate than you might think.

So… let’s take a trip back in time and talk about the 5th of May, 1862…

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An Empty Cart Rattles Loudly



I’m back from the mini-vacation to Spokane. Like most vacations, it was a mixed bag of excitement and meh… On the downside, I did not survive my trip on the RMS TiTanic. But my wife and child did…

Watching the Korean handshake was surreal. Frankly, I am still unsure of what to believe. Every instinct in my Cold War blood screams that it’s a trick. But… at the same time, what if it isn’t. What if I have grown so old, so inflexible, that I have outlived my usefulness? Would that constitute a joke? Read the rest of this entry

The Revere Revision



Information on the run-up to the Syrian strikes is beginning to come out. It turns out that SecDef Mattis wanted to get Congressional approval before the strikes were launched. This does not surprise me, because Military people tend to believe that Congress is in charge of things.  President Trump, advised by Vietnam dodger Bolton, did not want or did not believe that they needed to wait for Congressional approval. Guess which side won out? Read the rest of this entry

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