“My theory is that this is because military men are (a) romantics and (b) sufficiently certain that, just by enlisting, they’ve proved their manliness. Expressing love for a woman is an extension of their personality without exposing them to the risk of losing their “man card.”Meanwhile, liberal men already have a very tenuous grip at best on their man cards. Getting mushy about their wives might be something these publicly ardent “homophiles” (“I love gays, even thought I’m not one myself of course”) fear is “too gay” for them.”
If you’re wondering why we’re suddenly hearing so many stories about conservative Christians (not Muslims, mind you, just Christians) being dragged before the thought-police for failing…
When some homosexual couple comes to your Christian business for services at their immoral event, don’t panic. Go ahead and take their business!
Then explain what is going to happen next.
“It is simply a question of organizing and manipulating collective feelings in the proper way. If one can isolate the mass, allow no free thinking, no free exchange, no outside correction and can hypnotize the group daily with noises, with press and radio and television, with fear and pseudo-enthusiasms, any delusion can be instilled.”
A female pilot like this is a main character in Harry Turtledove’s ‘Worldwar’ series (In the Balance, Tilting the Balance, etc). I thought it was far-fetched, but apparantly not.
“If you haven’t heard of them: The Night Witches were an all-women’s bombing regiment in the Soviet military in World War II. They flew wood-and-canvas biplanes that were never meant to be used in combat. By the end of the war, they’d flown roughly 24,000 combat missions, all of them at night, earning 23 of them the title Hero of the Soviet Union.”
Now you can enjoy some pictures of troops and their dogs — some funny, some heartwarming, some sad.
Trump certainly seems an ignorant buffoon and a loose cannon, but being a loose cannon, he rolls around randomly, not infrequently in the correct direction, which is more than I can say for nearly all of his Republican rivals.
In 1729, Jonathan Swift authored a satirical essay with the unwieldy title of A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for …