Author Archives: J.R.

Got Blogging?

There is an old saying in the construction industry that the contractor’s home is the worst looking home on the block. Having worked in construction for a few years, I can attest to the truthfulness of the saying (just ask … Continue reading

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SPC Ryan Offutt Trial – Update (See Below)

The second trial surrounding the death of Private Danny Chen is set to begin today at Fort Bragg.  SPC Ryan Offutt faces similar charges to what Sgt. Holcomb did last week.  The first trial concluded with Sgt. Holcomb acquitted of … Continue reading

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SGT Adam Holcomb Trial

I am going to break my own rule here and make direct comments on the trial proceedings instead of just general comments about Private Danny Chen.  Some of the things out there being said are so utterly reprehensible and dishonest … Continue reading

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The Final Word on Private Danny Chen, Part 1

I am a bit of a rush to get this out, so please do not expect any Shakespearean eloquence (or grammar) in my writing. I am also going to try and limit my posts to a couple of thousand words … Continue reading

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2012 Warrior Games

My readers may have noticed my absence over the past few weeks.  I’ve still been writing, just not here.   Last week I had the fortunate experience of covering the 3rd annual Warrior Games for the American Legion.  I have … Continue reading

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Got Shrapnel?

On my left wrist you will find a large scar left by the IED that nearly killed me.  It almost removed my left hand when it took my right.  Tonight I glanced down at my wrist and realized the small … Continue reading

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More Spotted Owl Hypocrisy

Somehow I missed this when it came out a few days ago. From The Daily Caller: Writing in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Robert Bryce described the toll that the nation’s burgeoning wind farms have taken on endangered birds. At one … Continue reading

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Private Danny Chen and the False Racism Narrative

Those who are regular readers here know that I have been following the events surrounding the death of Private Danny Chen pretty attentively.  I grew suspect of the accusations of racial abuse as soon as they were tossed around by … Continue reading

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No Joke – Loggers Called On To Help Save Spotted Owl… Through Logging

Hey, sorry about that whole “ruining thousands of lives in the timber industry on the West Coast” tiff we had back in the 1990s. Would you loggers mind helping us out? You know, for the owls. The U.S. Fish and … Continue reading

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VoteVets – Still A Phony Veteran’s Group

I mentioned a while ago that just because an organization has the word “Vets” in it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s interested in helping Veterans.   Look no further than VoteVets for evidence.   A political advocacy group started by Iraq … Continue reading

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