Book Review: ‘Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan’

One of the deadliest weapons in the Navy’s arsenal for the past 80 years has been the submarine. Stealthy and lethal, today’s Los Angeles, Seawolf and Virginia class nuclear attack subs lurk beneath the waves like the ancient sea monsters feared by sailors in the days before Columbus. With their wire-guided Mk. 48 ADCAP torpedoesContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan’”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Accused Rioter Jenna Ryan Gets 2 Additional Federal Charges, But Remains Vocal, Unrepentant

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, though by the time I post this it will be early afternoon.[1] Currently, the temperature is 73˚F (23˚C) under cloudy conditions. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 9 MPH (13 KM/H) and humidity at 78%, theContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Accused Rioter Jenna Ryan Gets 2 Additional Federal Charges, But Remains Vocal, Unrepentant”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump, ‘The Big Lie’ & the MAGA Cult

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;All the King’s horsesAnd all the King’s men,Couldn’t put Humpty together again. – Modern version of Humpty Dumpty, circa 1954 On November 3, 2020, Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, was defeated in the Presidential election by former Vice President Joe Biden (D)Continue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump, ‘The Big Lie’ & the MAGA Cult”

After the Assault on the Capitol: The Saga of Trump-Supporting Texas Real Estate Agent Jenna Ryan Shows Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached

Hey, Constant Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, January 24, 2021. It looks like it’s a nice day; the current temperature is 79˚F (26˚C) – the forecast high – under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), theContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: The Saga of Trump-Supporting Texas Real Estate Agent Jenna Ryan Shows Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Accused Capitol Rioter Jenna Ryan Keeps Tweeting, Begs for Donations

Hello there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 73˚F (23˚) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 74% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 73˚F (23˚). Today’s high is supposed to be 74˚F (23˚C)Continue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Accused Capitol Rioter Jenna Ryan Keeps Tweeting, Begs for Donations”

After the Assault on the Capitol: The Sad, Delusional Saga of Jenna Ryan Continues

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 63˚F (17˚C) under sunny skies. With a becalmed wind and humidity at 72%, the feels-like factor is 63˚F (17˚C). Per today’s forecast, we can expect partly sunny skies and a high of 74˚F (23˚C).Continue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: The Sad, Delusional Saga of Jenna Ryan Continues”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump Impeached AGAIN…But Will There Be a Senate Trial?

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Right now the temperature is 66˚F (19˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind becalmed and humidity at 49%, the feels-like temperature is 66˚F (19˚C), which is slightly higher than the original forecast high of 63˚F (17˚C). Tonight, we canContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump Impeached AGAIN…But Will There Be a Senate Trial?”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump Faces Second Impeachment Even As Supporters Engage in ‘Whataboutism’

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida, where the temperature is 72˚F (22˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 11 MPH (18 KM/H), the feels-like factor is 72˚F (22˚C). Today’s forecast: Partly sunny skies and a high of 74˚F (23˚C). Tonight, weContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump Faces Second Impeachment Even As Supporters Engage in ‘Whataboutism’”

After the Assault on the Capitol: An Open Letter to My Trump-Supporting Friends

To my Trump-supporting friends: If, after what happened in Washington yesterday, you still support Donald Trump, you should be ashamed of yourselves. I, along with many other Americans who oppose Trump, including respectable conservatives like George F. Will and Jennifer Rubin, tried telling you that there were better, smarter Republicans than Donald Trump out there.Continue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: An Open Letter to My Trump-Supporting Friends”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: How One Man’s Indifference (Trump’s) Has Shaped America’s Response to the Global Pandemic

Hello, there, Dear Reader. As I start this post, it’s 1:32 PM Eastern on Friday, November 13, 2020. Outside, the temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 70% and the wind blowing at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 87˚F (31˚C). Today’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies –Continue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: How One Man’s Indifference (Trump’s) Has Shaped America’s Response to the Global Pandemic”