Finish what you start

I’m a Vietnam era vet.
That’s makes me old in the eyes of today’s soldier.

Today’s American military are the best in the world.
Better trained and equipped, more motivated and smarter.

It’s too bad that when they are sent to war, they don’t win it.
Just like us.

We walked out of Vietnam and they’re walking out of the middle east leaving our blood and treasure in the sand.

When it’s all said and done, what did we accomplish?

Iran is quickly moving back to the mess it was before and Afghanistan doesn’t have the military or government to survive without the Americans.

Hardly anyone said thank you and most are glad to see us go.

War is a political act.
Armies don’t declared war.
Politicians do and send their young men to fight.

After enough years the American public tires of the battle and, the politician sensing it, brings the army home.

And in the end, what was accomplished?

It seems – nothing.

Our last decisive victory by American forces was 1991 and the 100-hour war where we drove Iraqi forces from Kuwait.

Even then we quit before we should have.

Now North Korea is making noise and we’re asking them to please be nice – and if history is any guide, we’ll give them what they want in the end.

Is it any wonder they are doing what they do?

Keep your rules

I don’t care if someone smokes or they don’t.
If I don’t like it I just don’t go where they are.

So why don’t they allow bars or businesses that clearly tells you it allows smoking.
If you don’t like it, don’t go there.

And zip up that argument about workers getting second-hand smoke.
They don’t like it, don’t work there.

Businesses don’t owe anyone a job.

People in our country have the right to drink themselves to death, practice risky sex, and give themselves a heart attack by eating super-sized anything.

So let them smoke in the company of those who also smoke or don’t care – like most people did 20 years ago.
If everyone stays away the business closes its doors.

But with 25-percent of this country still popping an occasional cigarette, I doubt many bars or clubs are going to shut down.

Nobody is trampling on your rights when you have plenty of places to go besides a bar where people light up.

You don’t like the food at one restaurant?
Don’t go.

Don’t be passing a law that no spicy, hot-rod Mexican food is allowed because a lot of people don’t like it and it might rot your stomach.

Damn near anything we do these days can affect our health or longevity.
So, don’t to it.

Don’t make others live by your rules.
Because some of them suck.