Bunker Mulligan "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." ~Mark Twain

April 30, 2005

Miscellaneous Objections

Filed under: Government,Politics — Bunker @ 5:19 pm

Ryan Sager isn’t just staying on top of “Campaign Finance Reform”, he’s digging out the hypocrisy and flim-flam.

Today he’s talking about the local issues of “reform” and who is funding what. He also points to a groundbreaking report from 2001 which exposed a lot of things some folks don’t want exposed–including a certain Senator from a southwestern state.

Blogging, not slogging

Filed under: Media — Bunker @ 5:04 pm

Ann Althouse had a nice piece I wanted to write about yesterday, but ran out of time. No time for much of anything this week but work.

I’ll sum it up and let you read it yourself.

I prefer to sit at my computer rather than in front of the television. I’ll still listen if there’s something of interest on the tube, but I rarely sit down and watch a show. If I want to simply be entertained, I will generally read a book.

I like interactive. I don’t care much for passive. I think most guys are the same. It’s why we tend to fall asleep with the television on.

Blogging is interactive reading. That’s Ann’s conclusion.

Breezy Golf

Filed under: Golf — Bunker @ 4:59 pm

Today was brutal. I hoped for a nice round in preparation for this week’s Military Retiree Golf Tournament at Barksdale AFB. A norther’ blew through. And blew. About 35 knots steady with gusts. We were all beat up by the end of the round. The best score in our group of ten was 89. I won’t mention any of the others. I hit a pitching wedge into the wind from 75 yards–barely enough. I hit a sand wedge that started coming back at me. Downwind I nearly drove the temporary green on one of our 5-pars. My chip over a bunker flew the green, and I managed to only card a par.

And the forecast for the tournament this week is rain the first two days. I can deal with wet conditions, but one of the courses we play (on the second day, no less) collects water. It is very flat, and doesn’t drain well.

It will still be fun. Time with my folks, my aunt and uncle–my other parents–and a bunch of old GIs playing golf.

Let it rain.

End of an Era

Filed under: Media,Military — Bunker @ 4:49 pm

For those of who don’t know, Wallace spent time in Vietnam back in the olden days. He is also friend and partner to Joe Galloway, co-author of We Were Soldiers Once…And Young. He maintains an archive of Joe’s photos from his time at Ia Drang–and many other places, as well as a site for Ia Drang veterans.

The military won in Vietnam, but America pulled out the final group on this day 30 years ago. Check Wallace’s post, as he has links to two other combat photographers. One may surprise you.

April 29, 2005

The next Survivor series

Filed under: International — Bunker @ 7:42 am

I seldom pass along emails like this, but it fits a topic we should all be interested in:

Enter Mexico illegally. Never mind immigration quotas, visas, international law, or any of that nonsense.

  • Once there, demand that the local government provide free medical care for you and your entire family.
  • Demand bilingual nurses and doctors.
  • Demand free bilingual local government forms, bulletins, etc.
  • Keep your American identity strong. Fly Old Glory from your rooftop, or proudly display it in your front window or on your car bumper.
  • Speak only English at home and in public and insist that your children do likewise.
  • Demand classes on American culture in the Mexican school system.
  • Demand a local Mexican driver license. This will afford other legal rights and will go far to legitimize your unauthorized, illegal, presence in Mexico
  • Drive around with no liability insurance and ignore local traffic laws.
  • Insist that local Mexican law enforcement teach English to all its officers.

Good luck! You’ll be demanding for the rest of time or soon dead. Because it will never happen. It will not happen in Mexico or any other country in the world except right here in the United States. Land of the naive!

“Sergeant” Akbar

Filed under: Military — Bunker @ 5:48 am

The verdict is in, and the sentence has now been pronounced:

After seven hours of deliberation, a military panel sentenced Army Sgt. Hasan Akbar to death Thursday evening.

Michael J. Totten

Filed under: International — Bunker @ 5:35 am

Michael has some pictures from his stay in Lebanon. Beautiful. What the rest of the Middle East could be like.

His post just before is also excellent.

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