ichoosecake

ichoosecake:

bordertouristasblog:

There are many parallels between the Southeast Asia conflict of forty to fifty years ago, and the present Middle East conflict. Both have been quagmires that sucked in the bravest, best and brightest hopes of our nation, young people ready to begin life who instead visited death, an entire…

This is a well-considered and clearly presented piece that represents the thoughts of a very many people who are not willing to sacrifice truth and ethics for political gain.  

Whatever respect was ever due McCain for his past service has long since been forfeit in my opinion.  

At this point few of us know the factual details of Bergdahl’s situation. If it is determined after a thorough and fair investigation that he is guilty of violations then I believe it is appropriate that he pay the consequences.

But like the author of this piece and as a retired military member, I’m far more disgusted by the dishonorable acts perpetrated by those we’ve elected as our political leaders who manipulate the truth and the American public on a daily basis for their own gain. 

Thanks for this piece bordertouristasblog

usnatarchives
usnatarchives:

On this day in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco to Marin County, California, officially opened amid citywide celebration. 
When the bridge opened it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, at 4,200 feet. At the appointed hour, a foghorn blew and the toll gates opened, releasing the earliest arrivals, who rushed to be the first to cross. 
This image depicts the USS California (BB44) crossing underneath an incomplete Golden Gate Bridge in 1936. National Archives Identifier 520585. 

usnatarchives:

On this day in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco to Marin County, California, officially opened amid citywide celebration. 

When the bridge opened it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, at 4,200 feet. At the appointed hour, a foghorn blew and the toll gates opened, releasing the earliest arrivals, who rushed to be the first to cross. 

This image depicts the USS California (BB44) crossing underneath an incomplete Golden Gate Bridge in 1936. National Archives Identifier 520585.