Protecting Rocks in the Dead of Night 

Protecting Rocks in the Dead of Night 

“WE’RE NOT OUT OF HERE” by OPOVV, ©2019 (Jan. 1, 2020) — “Now what?” “Do you want me to sugarcoat it, or would you want it without the icing and party favors; the innuendos and suggestions; the glossing-over; the foreign words interjected to make me sound superior and you not smart enough to understand what […]

Let’s Get Together (RR)

Let’s Get Together (RR)

“WE DON’T LIE” by OPOVV, ©2016 (Sep. 18, 2016) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘Pulse of the Nation.’ I’m Chief New Leaf, and we’ve been invited to attend the first ‘non-meeting’ of a group of guys who actually walked the walk and therefore can talk the talk. Look, I don’t understand this […]

The Class Reunion

The Class Reunion

“I’VE CHANGED” by OPOVV, ©2016 (Jun. 6, 2016) — “You can see it, can’t you? I mean, it’s not that hard to figure it out if you’ve a mind to.” “That’s easy for you to say. Why, all I ever saw you do was read. You said it yourself:  you’ve never, not once, checked out […]

The Breakdown

The Breakdown

“ROBOTS” OR “CITIZENS?” by OPOVV, ©2016 (May 12, 2016) — “Okay, then, break it down.” “Well, the way I see it, we’ve painted ourselves in a corner.” “How so?” “When I say ‘us,’ I don’t mean you and me. The whole system is broken, and when I say ‘broken’ I’m addressing our procurement procedures. We’re […]

The Audie Murphy PTSD Awards (RR)

The Audie Murphy PTSD Awards (RR)

“UNACCEPTABLE” by OPOVV, ©2016 (Apr. 5, 2016) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to another educational and entertaining episode of ‘Pulse of the Nation.’ We’ve come a long way since our first broadcast under the awning across from the railroad station, all the way to our city’s convention center to act as Master […]

They Killed the Dream (RR)

They Killed the Dream (RR)

“WHAT USA?” by OPOVV, ©2016 (Feb. 5, 2016) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for tuning in to ‘The Pulse of the Nation.’ We’re at the dog park to see what’s up with the world. Hello, sir, Roving here with a question for you.” “Hey, you’re that reporter on TV! Miss Sheba! Look who’s […]

The Lakin Legacy (RR)

The Lakin Legacy (RR)

“A KANGAROO COURT CONVICTION” by OPOVV, ©2015 (Oct. 20, 2015) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to another exciting interview with some of the movers and shakers of our city. I’m out here at the armory, the one near the airport, to talk with a Lieutenant Colonel, and that’s all I’m allowed to […]

An American Sergeant

An American Sergeant

WHO DESERVES TO WEAR “THE SUIT?” by OPOVV, ©2013 (Aug. 10, 2013) — Let’s see if I’ve got this right. We’ve a Muslim Brotherhood in the White House (that would be Valerie Jarrett), no one has been prosecuted for the Iraq “Oil for Food” royal scam, the “stimulus” money has been paid out in the form […]

The Last Act to Atone for Regrets

The Last Act to Atone for Regrets

“IN DEFENSE OF OUR REPUBLIC” by OPOVV, ©2013 (Aug. 3, 2013) — No, this is not one of those “Crying in My Whiskey” declarations full of remorse and “Golly, I’m so sorry.” On the contrary, it’s one of those “I didn’t do it then but, by God, I’m here tell you I’m going to get it […]

Listen Up!

IS ANYONE WILLING TO FACE THE TRUTH? by One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet (Aug. 19, 2011) — I don’t know who’s going to be in charge, but, for the sake of this article, let’s consider myself, OPOVV, to be the Head Honcho leading the patriots of America in reclaiming our heritage. Okay, troops, pay attention. I […]

In Memory of Audie Murphy

“WE ARE READY TO DEFEND OUR COUNTRY” by one Pissed-off Vietnam Vet (Mar. 16, 2011) — As every other kid in my town, I’d look forward to an Audie Murphy movie at our local movie theater.. Audie was the real McCoy: he didn’t have to act the hero, he WAS the hero. Man, but was […]