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Loaded Words

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt. Hey, it’s hotter than hell out (for Washington… Look, if I wanted to live in an oven, I would have taken a job in Virginia, or Georgia.)  So someone pour me a cold beer, get one for yourself, and let’s find a place with a breeze to chat.  …

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Hypocrisy

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt. Well, the title says it all.  Look, I served with a chief who was a Chief. (as in Nez Perce Indian Tribe) His family ran a few hundred thousand acre ranch on the CA/OR border breeding and selling POAs (Pony of the Americas.) Now it’s not so much that…

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Shocks and Not So

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt. Surely Ragnarök is upon us folks.  I agree with a politician, over an admiral. What’s more, I agree with a DEMOCRAT politician over an admiral.  The paragon above is Elaine Luria, Democratic congresswoman from VA.’s second district.  Now in fairness she’s a retired Navy Commander, so that makes a…

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Reviews and Commentary

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt. Well, I’m so pissed off with my day job, and the politics therein that I’m looking at putting in my retirement papers effective either July or maybe October, I’ll see how the retirement seminar I have this month breaks stuff out.  As it stands right now, at MOST I…

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Budgeting

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt.   Hey, pour something and let’s talk about money.  Yeah, I know that’s a touchy subject, but let’s talk about it anyway. Our Thief in Chief will be coming on the TV, oh, about as I am typing this, to tell you why he wants to spend more money. …