cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
I watch the nightly news and I see the ‘concern’ evidenced as to our behavior with those who would kill us and kill us in ways that we can’t even begin to imagine since we have been raised in a civilized society. These same people would kill our children and think nothing of the fact they’d done so. That is, they would thank their god (small g), whatever that ‘god’ is, for giving them the opportunity to take the life of an infidel.
With the defeat (a/k/a dumping) of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), there are some amazing numbers floating around:
A retrospective look at Pearl Harbor seems in order as we move to the point where a relative handful (reportedly some 2,000) of veterans of that horrific episode in our country’s history remains alive.
The new choice for Secretary of Defense looks to be highly qualified for the position based upon his past involvement. Ashton Carter certainly has far better qualifications in his background than did his predecessor and yet, he has to pass muster with the Congress.