We have a Day
Thank you to all who have served. Thank you to all who have been true to your oaths to defend the nation from all enemies, both foreign and domestic.
The US Army is the nation’s senior service – in a nation born of revolution. It’s a war winner, and it is the most career-diverse of any of the US military services.
There are a lot of soldier’s who visit Virtual Mirage and why not? They are patriots, born of service, born of blood, the heartbeat of the American Revolution.
The US Army, acting like Marines…
In my case, the decision to join the US Navy was motivated by several factors, to include my personal heritage. My father served and I always felt duty tugging at my heartstrings when it came to the Navy.
Everyone is different. Everyone who has served has had a different experience with military service. I personally believe that service in the armed forces helps to build men and women in ways that they would never experience had they remained near hearth and home.
The Navy is the most versatile service with sea surface, subsea, airstrike, and land missions with its Marine Corps.
The SEALs arrive first to make the beaches safe for the Marines. You’re welcome.
It was your birthday yesterday, Marines. You got a full spread on Virtual Mirage. Be content. It’s not your birthday every day.
Now we have a Space Force and it’s quite possible that in ensuing decades, service members will be much farther from home than their ancestors were, who served.
Because somebody has to launch those Rods from God.
I always liked the Hun. That’s the USAF entry for the day. It had cannons, it dropped bombs and it was the first Wild Weasel.
The old Army Air Force is long gone and they lost the high ground to the Space Force, but they live well, they love corporate, they fly well, and they stay ahead of the budgetary axe like no other.
People make fun of the Puddle Pirates, but they deserve a place here. Thanks for your service too, Coasties.
The Central Intelligence Agency
Yes, I’m adding it because it sprang from the US Army’s Office of Strategic Services. Even though it’s a non-uniformed branch of the military, there are roots that run through it and during time of war, CIA officers receive Army rank. We haven’t had a declared war since WW2, so that rule might be a bit rusty.
They are the Nations First Line of Defense.
There will end up being different social media platforms for patriots and for the pig-donkeys (named in honor of the Pigs in Animal Farm and the totem of the democrat party). It’s already begun as people flee Facebook and Twitter for other options. Google will be the next casualty, but they are MASSIVE, and are capable of defending themselves against competitors.
I don’t think that you’ll see any anti-trust actions during a Biden Administration – if indeed, he wins the presidency, so Google is likely safe. Facebook, maybe not so much. Oh, they’ll keep the leftists and people without families. BLM, AntiFA, etc.
Fox News ratings are lower than CNN or MSNBC as people simply turn them off. Bad choice, Fox News management. A replacement will be found for them as well. Newsmax seems to be the heir apparent at the moment.
The nation isn’t really balkanizing. They’re waking up.
The big blue smear over Northeastern Arizona and New Mexico represents the Indian Nations for the most part. Why they vote in US national elections when they consider themselves sovereign from the US is mystifying.
The 2020 map is not drawn or colored, the vote is not in and has not been certified by the Electoral College. The media have a different perspective of things but as of this writing, that’s still the law.
China Demands an Apology? Yes, that’s what they want.
Australian officials have not responded to China’s assertion that Canberra was to blame for the rapid deterioration in bilateral ties between the two countries. The Chinese don’t take responsibility for the plague, for their ham handed diplomatic relationship gaffs with Australia or for their bullying. It shouldn’t surprise anyone.
While Australian officials called again for clarification of Chinese policies toward imports of Australian goods, observers suggested the comments on Friday by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs made it clear that Beijing expected Canberra to take the initiative to improve relations.
China’s import and export bans only serve to fuel Australian resentment. China is now relying on corrupt US President-Elect Biden, who they bought years ago, to intervene on their behalf to punish Australia — but wait, Biden isn’t the president, and may never be. Simply having the smug, sly, manipulative, lying mainstream US media proclaim something isn’t the same thing as having it be the way that they want.