From the mouth of the Mule (as stolen from others):
I want to like people, but they are just so frigging stupid.
I can eat a bowl of alphabet soup and shit a better argument than most I hear on TV.
You are not stupid, I just think you have had bad luck when thinking.
I hate people that say “He’s a nice person once you get to know him.” They might as well just say “He’s a dickhead, but you’ll get used to it.”
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact just surrounded by assholes.
Being popular on FACEBOOK is like sitting at the cool table in a cafeteria at a mental hospital.
Over the past couple of months we've run several articles here on Ken Burns The Vietnam War documentary.
There was no effort to balance the comments, but to regular readers of this blog, you understand muleorations attracts readers of the Duty, Honor and Country persuasion. Who take their patriotism seriously, almost as a religion. Don't make light of Jesus on the cross. Don't in any way disrespect our Flag. And we'll get along.
Among the disciples of my Patriotism religion is Mark Smith aka the Zip. He and I together began collecting reactions on the Burns series from those worthy of our cause to put in the series.
What follows below is the Zipper's final word.
For the past couple of months I have not been as active on muleorations as I have been in the past. It isn't because I haven't had thoughts and quandaries that I think you might enjoy, it's that I have been busy, and expect to stay busy through the holidays.
Pls stay tuned, though. You might want to go back in search of essays of years ago to find worthwhile reading, and write to give me feed back. Especially use this time to pass on ideas and stories you think I might find interesting.
In the mean time here are some thoughts on life its ownself by one of the SEALs who took down Osama bin Laden.
Don Nichols, far left, in one of the few known pictures of the man
Pls take a moment and watch...
While I watched only the last episode on the evacuation from Vietnam, that did not include what happened in Can Tho, I read many comments from a great variety of people on their overall impressions.
Most said it was well done TV by someone looking in at the war and from interviews of selected participants.
What it did not convey was war, because that is an incommunicable experience.
No one can know the Vietnam war unless they were there.
In the summer of 2017 Dallas Cowboy tight end Jason Witten suggested that the team wear police decals on their helmets as a tribute to the 5 policemen who lost their lives in a shoot out with a crazy black terrorist in Dallas in 2016.
Cowboy management went along with the idea, however Robert Goodell CEO of the NFL said no. Not during the pre-season and not during the regular season.
But when it came to blacks kneeling during the National Anthem, Goodell said it was inappropriate to deny player's their freedom of speech.
How do you reconcile that without coming to the conclusion that Goodell is a black racist.
Here's what I think, If the NFL owners get rid of Goodell, and his 20 million dollars a year salary, they take a step towards recovery of its tarnished reputation. His idea of what's even-handed and fair is not in keeping with NFL customers.
In golf, people who play slower than you, usually are in front of you on the golf course. People who player faster, are behind you.
In the first place God made idiots; this was for practice; then he made Democrats