A fellow blogger e-mailed and asked whether or not I was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. I am not. I am a member of the American Legion, China Post 1 (Soldiers of Fortune), operating in exile.
Today, China Post 1 falls under the American Legion’s Department of France and a member of FODPAL (Foreign Departments and Posts of The American Legion), but it has no permanent home since the Communist Chinese won’t let it exist in Shanghai. Technically wherever two members are gathered (usually at a seedy bar run by an ex-pat who brings out the good stuff when China Post 1 types show up…then starts serving from the bottom shelf when they’re well lubed…), they can have an official meeting.
China Post 1 has some interesting members, including many of the Ravens and the Air America types from the Vietnam War. As best I can recall, I joined in Laos as well, but it may have been when I was running with the Southern Air Transport types. The haze of age obscures those details.
Today there are actual approved hang outs for China Post 1 at various locations around the country. I don’t know of any in Arizona, but I’m sure some exist. There is one in Las Vegas. I don’t hang out there (obviously).
Now for the Gripes
The Second Amendment is still in place (and Constitutional Carry is alive and well in Arizona) and I expect that there will be a large body count if it is ever repealed and somebody is brave enough to come and take.
Have you ever noticed how this one works?
Whenever a Muslim kills people, the media works diligently to downplay it. When a deranged lunatic (irrespective of the grudge or grievance) does the same thing, they immediately brand them as “Christian”, irrespective of anything.