Paying a terrible price

This is a really good Memorial Day video.

It will give the flag-wavin' super-patriot saber-rattlers a good patriotic stiffie.

It will bring tears to the eyes and an ache to the heart for many of the rest of us.

This is a good time to understand the terrible price we pay for our adventures.

Better make sure the 'adventure' is worth the price, rather than blindly following some flag-waving, manipulative, self-serving cheesedick and a collection of Congressional Clowns who are overwhelmed with a flood of testosterone.

I'm thinking of Lyndon Baines Johnson; Richard Nixon, George W. Bush .. and most recently, Ol' Heel Spurs himself.

When buffoons of this ilk start rattling their sabers and waving the flag, it's time to put on the brakes and have a good hard think about what we're doing and why we're doing it and how we're doing it.

All the tear-jerker speeches in the world don't make up for thousands of ... this ... just because it feels like ... Murrica!