U.S. WAR READY?

Poker Run 2015 is over. Most of the bikers left Key West yesterday afternoon. Roaring. In greater numbers than they came in. As many as 40 at a time.

Those who did not leave yesterday will leave this morning. The roar again.

A successful weekend. No trouble. The bikers not a problem. Bars had to do a big business.

I spent many hours yesterday writing this week’s KONK Life column. It publishes wednesday. The column took unusually long to write. Details. The title: U.S. War Ready? I strongly suggest you read it. Not necessarily for pleasure. For information you may not otherwise be aware.

Roostica for dinner. Spaghetti with meatballs, sausage, and pork. Just like my Grandmother made!

Olga waited on me. Obvious she is from another land. She has an accent. Business was slow. We had a chance to talk.

I was interested in where she came from and details of life there. Olga was born and raised in the old Soviet Union and then under whatever the name of her free country. I could not catch the name. It was not familiar.

Her homeland is far to the east in Russia. Near the Chinese border.

We talked of education. Interesting. Most stories similar to Flora’s. Some different.

Olga loves the USA!

The New York Times carries a shocking front page news release this morning. Afghan village commanders have sex slaves they keep handcuffed to their beds. Young boys. Apparently part of Afghan tradition. Called bacha bazi.

American soldiers could hear the boys screaming at night. They were told not to pay attention nor interfere. It was part of Afghan custom and to be tolerated.

What the hell are we doing over there? Their ways are thousands of years old. We will change nothing.

Pope Francis arrives tomorrow. He will speak at some point to a joint session of Congress. Some Republicans are complaining. and not with the respect the Catholic leader is entitled to.

The complaining Republicans think the Pope is too liberal. He believes in climate change, equality of pay, is opposed to gun manufacturers. All social problems. All within the purview with which he should have concern. All matters Republicans prefer to ignore.

They fail to mention the Pope is anti-abortion.

Greek elections a surprise. Tsipras reelected. His Syriza Party won handily. A sign the Greeks respected his efforts in spite of the fact that he failed regarding the Eurounion debt. I am confident Tsipras will take another shot at the problem in due course. Never say die!

Oh, my Syracuse! Three consecutive wins. The true test next saturday. Against ranked LSU. The Vegas line is LSU by 24.

Enjoy your day!

 

 

5 comments on “U.S. WAR READY?

  1. SFC Charles Martland, who is stationed in key west, is an instructor at the seal diving school. He was assigned there via Afghanistan, where he confronted these pedophiles/rapists and his reward is to be removed fom military service effective October 1st. Write your congressman, senators etc to stop this injustice. He is being punished because he confronted and pushed an afghan commander who raped a small boy and then beat the boys mother for complaining about it. We need men like SFC Martland who are not afraid to confront evil. This Administration’s decimation of our military sickens me, as does the acceptance of “this custom”. It’s just wrong. Our whole society is very ill when we can write this atrocity off to a custom and defend planned Parenthood’s mutilation of fetuses for financial gain.

  2. Also bacha bazi means “playing with small boys”. It is an obscene practice not exclusive to Afghanistan, but to that entire region. There have been several excellent documentaries on this sickening practice which a certain religion of “peace” seems to accept if not endorse. The children of poor people are taken and groomed by pimps who teach the boys to wear make up, dress like females and dance for the pedophile perverts. Thiese boys are very very young then once they get to their teens — if they live that long — are discarded for younger boys. There is a saying that women are for having children, but boys are for pleasure. We really need to nuke that entire region.

  3. The complaining Republicans think the Pope is too liberal. He believes in climate change, equality of pay, is opposed to gun manufacturers. All social problems. All within the purview with which he should have concern. All matters Republicans prefer to ignore.

    They fail to mention the Pope is anti-abortion.
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    Republicans do not ignore these matters, just the opposite.

  4. “The New York Times carries a shocking front page news release this morning. Afghan village commanders have sex slaves they keep handcuffed to their beds. Young boys. Apparently part of Afghan tradition. Called bacha bazi.”

    That is simply disgusting. And merely because a society has gotten away with horrible, disgusting behavior that offends basic human decency for a long time does not make it morally right. If that were the case then the Holocaust, wife beating, mutilation and ritual murder and stonings would all be “quaint ancient customs.”

    It is long past time for the people in the backwater of humanity to grow up or be exterminated from the future. Barbarity knows no barriers of religion, time, gender or race.

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