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
You have very likely heard or read about Honor Flights. This is a program that is striving to get as many World War II veterans on board aircraft for a one day "out and back" visit to Washington, D.C. and the relatively new World War II Memorial.
I continue to be amazed that the politicians, and their public health department, are closing even more schools in Milwaukee over the "Swine Flu" pandemic.
We seem to have lost track of "the flu" and what it usually does each year in the United States. The new "Swine flu" has taken the country, and the world, by storm and yet there are only a relative handful of cases.