It Took a Trojan Horse to Breach the Walls of Troy (RR)

It Took a Trojan Horse to Breach the Walls of Troy (RR)

“WALLS WORK” by OPOVV, ©2019 (Feb. 5, 2019) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘Back to Basics,’ a Community Service that we provide here at ‘Pulse of the Nation’ for those less fortunate not to have been exposed to, well, the basics in education. Hello, my name is Roving and we’re back […]

Driver of the Year Award (RR)

Driver of the Year Award (RR)

“IMPECCABLE SKILLS” by OPOVV, ©2019 (Jan. 18, 2019) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘The Pulse of the Nation,’ your one stop for what’s true. Hello, my name is Roving and I was chosen to be the Master of Ceremonies in presenting the ‘Driver of the Year Award’ to the Air Force […]

We Want EVERY American Neighborhood Safe (RR)

We Want EVERY American Neighborhood Safe (RR)

“HOW IMPORTANT IS THE WALL?” by OPOVV, ©2018 (Dec. 22, 2018) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘The Pulse of the Nation,’ the place to rest your mind, find peace of mind and a refuge for encompassing solace for the soul.” “Excuse me, Roving, but that’s a little thick. How about toning […]

We’re Losing the War (RR)

We’re Losing the War (RR)

“THE SAME PENTAGON MINDSET” by OPOVV, ©2018 (Dec. 17, 2018) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘The Pulse of the Nation,’ your one stop where we’re not afraid to lay the truth out for friend and enemy alike to see. Hello, my name is Roving and I’m the host for ‘Pulse,’ one […]

“Hey, Boats”

“Hey, Boats”

“THE NAVY KNOWS BEST” by OPOVV, ©2018 (Sep. 1, 2018) — “Hey, Boats, what’s the skinny?” asked Marvin, a 20-year-old from the Midwest who wouldn’t know an Admiral’s barge from a pirogue. “Not much, except to stay on your toes,” came the reply of someone who had it up to here babysitting a bunch of Boots. […]

What a WIN Looks Like

What a WIN Looks Like

“PEACE WITH HONOR”? by OPOVV, ©2017 (Sep. 1, 2017) — What we have here is two PFC’s standing guard at some worthless pile of rocks Anywhere, Afghanistan. Let’s listen in: “What time is it?” “It’s more than 10 and less than 15 minutes since you last asked me. Tomorrow I’m going to the PX and buying you […]

007’s License to Kill (RR)

007’s License to Kill (RR)

HOW MANY AMERICANS HAS POLITICAL-CORRECTNESS KILLED? by OPOVV, ©2017 (Jul. 26, 2017) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our university’s auditorium, where Professor Zorkophsy has been invited to give a speech on Islamophobia. Hello, I’m Mr. Roving Reporter and will be your host for this on-the-road episode of ‘Pulse of the Nation.’ We’re […]

Truth is the Enemy of Ignorance (RR)

Truth is the Enemy of Ignorance (RR)

“THE LIGHT OF DAY” by OPOVV, ©2017 (Apr. 16, 2017) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘Pulse of the Nation,’ the ever-popular television show that tries to make sense out of a seemingly senseless world. Hello, I’m Mr. Roving Reporter and will be your host. Our method of operation is to ask […]

In the Service of Mordor (RR)

In the Service of Mordor (RR)

“LACK OF INTELLIGENCE” by OPOVV, ©2017 (Mar. 9, 2017) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘Pulse of the Nation,’ your favorite half-hour in front of the idiot box. Hey, how ya all doin’? Roving here back under the umbrella across from the railroad station, about to interview the men and women in […]

Guarding a Pile of Rocks (A Play in One Act)

Guarding a Pile of Rocks (A Play in One Act)

“A SLIM CHANCE” by OPOVV, ©2017 (Feb. 18, 2017) — As the curtain rises, Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” is played. The stage is set as a bleak outpost in the mountains of Afghanistan. The backdrop is of a faraway mountain range emphasizing the lonely outpost. It is night but there’s a full moon. The two actors are dressed in Army fatigues looking […]

U.S. Army Soldier “Still Being Held Hostage”

U.S. Army Soldier “Still Being Held Hostage”

“UNSCRUPULOUS PRACTICES” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 31, 2016) — In an email dated October 30, 2016, the power of attorney for a U.S. Army soldier believed to have been forcibly admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) on September 29 against his will asked Army Inspector General Lashanda Cobbs to “promptly and fully […]

The Prostitution of American Patriotism

The Prostitution of American Patriotism

ABANDONING ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING FIBERS OF OUR MORALITY by Thomas Pastore, ©2016, Vietnam Veteran (May 24, 2016) — It has been quietly reported that the NFL is returning to the government of these once-proud United States over $700,000 which it accepted to “pretend” to be patriotic in “welcoming home” and “thanking” Veterans for […]

The Flea Circus (RR)

The Flea Circus (RR)

“THE GOOD GUYS” by OPOVV, ©2016 (May 24, 2016) — “Good evening. Ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘Pulse of the Nation.’  We’re back in the city after a trip to the Pentagon, where we were introduced to the shadowy world of defense contractors and how the so-called ‘change orders’ are used to double, and often […]

Post-Obama: The Mobilization (RR)

Post-Obama: The Mobilization (RR)

“THE DEPARTMENT OF WAR” by OPOVV, ©2016 (May 11, 2016) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘Pulse of the Nation.’ We’ve been invited to the Pentagon* to hear General Forrest give the first of his series of ‘Post-Obama’ speeches: let’s listen in. “As you were. Today what you’re about to hear is […]

Remember the Climate!

Remember the Climate!

OBAMA ORDERS PENTAGON, GENERALS AND ADMIRALS TO MAKE CLIMATE CHANGE “JOB ONE” by Paul Driessen, ©2016 (Feb. 21, 2016) — Military triumphs and catastrophes have often hinged on how well (or luckily) armies and navies employed, avoided or benefited from weather and other natural events. Severe storms helped the British navy defeat Spain’s Armada in 1588. […]

Army Caves In To Obama’s Violation OF UCMJ

Army Caves In To Obama’s Violation OF UCMJ

“DESERTED IN THE FACE OF THE ENEMY” by Capt Joseph R. John (Ret.), ©2015, Chairman, CombatVeteransForCongress (Oct. 12, 2015) —  The below-listed article written by Col. Lawrence Sellin, USAR (Ret)(PhD), he provides the unsettling and sordid details of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) case concerning the Deserted In The Face Of The Enemy, Bergdahl, […]

What Moral Compass? (RR)

What Moral Compass? (RR)

“AFRAID OF THE TRUTH” by OPOVV, ©2015 (Sep. 16, 2015) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. How about this rain? We were supposed to meet Professor Asterisk, the renowned astronomer, to discuss near-earth objects, but the most we could go was 20 mph with the wipers on high, so we arrived a little bit late. Sorry […]

“I Thought My Arms Would Fall Off”

“I Thought My Arms Would Fall Off”

“UNSOUND AND DANGEROUS MILITARY PRACTICES” by Capt. Joseph R. John (Ret.), ©2015, Chairman, CombatVeteransForCongress (Sep. 15, 2015) — Capt. William Keller, USN (Ret)(Seabee) wrote the below Letter to The Editor to the San Diego Union Tribune in response to the Obama administration’s aggressive effort to push US Marine Corps gender-integration efforts.  The Obama administration, in […]

Motorized Camels (A Play)

Motorized Camels (A Play)

WILL THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE “DEFEND” ITS OWN, OR PROSECUTE? by OPOVV, ©2015 (Aug. 3, 2015) — ACT I The curtain rises to the sound of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” by Charlie McCoy. Sandbags are arranged in a semicircle with an M119 howitzer facing away from the audience. The backdrop is of a valley […]

Montana Bill to Help Block Federal Militarization of Police Signed into Law

Montana Bill to Help Block Federal Militarization of Police Signed into Law

PROHIBITS ACCEPTANCE OF MILITARY-GRADE MATERIEL FROM FEDERAL ENTITIES by Michael Boldin, Tenth Amendment Center (Apr. 24, 2015) — HELENA, Mont.  – A bill that would heavily diminish the effect of federal programs that militarize local police was signed into law on Thursday. Introduced by Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Superior), House Bill 330 (HB330) bans state or local law […]