USMC Okinawa, 1980

News from Okinawa:

December 3, 2020 Stars and Stripes

Air Force commanders on Okinawa impose drinking ‘pause,’ mandate plans to curb excesses after DUIs

Breuer’s order mandates airmen of the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron who choose to imbibe to detail their activities, including what, when and how much they plan to drink; a transportation plan; who the sober wingman will be and other information.”

This is how it’s done Governor Inslee.

We’ve been saying for weeks that if all of WA could function like one giant military base, things would begin to smooth out.

This approach would help in managing the lockdown of people in Washington State.

It could be applied to the purchase of smokes, booze, tanks of gas, trips to Costco, purchase and display of Christmas decorations (the big displays may attract a crowd) church gatherings, business operating hours, etc.

Just make all of WA function like a giant military base.

Freedom of individual expression could be fully controlled. No distractions. No dissent.


Governor Inslee,

Not disputing the mask requirement, but telling us that COVID-19 is a life and death concern requiring regular people to stay home from work and designating marijuana and booze sales as essential, may have made people wonder about the science here.

May 12th, 2020

The construction project wasn’t delayed by the coronavirus pandemic; it was considered essential since it was state funded.”

Got it.

The state took money from some people, and gave it to some other people.

If your construction crew is working on a project based on any sort of voluntary exchange or honest demand for services, you might have to stay home for a while.


Some members of the press are still asking questions:

Austin Jenkins N3 Olympia-based Statehouse Correspondent

“I have been asking @GovInslee and @WADeptHealth why WA has a 25% cap on grocery stores (OR has 75%) and what the science is to justify. I think they’re done with me.”

We’ve done our best to address your question with the information we have … We have nothing further to add.”


It’s not a mask protest.

Masks have been widely used & accepted.

Bars, restaurants, grocery stores and fitness centers had mask and sanitation protocols in place a month ago. They are not trying to toss masks. They are trying to stay open the way they already have been in recent weeks.

The mask guilt trip is for people who have run out of things to say in discussing this.



Dave Smith speaks about Americans living in a one size fits all society.

Let people go their own way and the clashes end:


Dave Champion speaks about the press not asking questions:


December 7, 2020 Jordan Schachtel

Everyone is already wearing a mask. They just don’t work.

“The data demonstrates very clearly that Americans have overwhelmingly exceeded the masking compliance percentages needed to supposedly “flatten the curve” and reduce transmission of the virus. The problem, of course, is that the models have not matched reality. Americans are wearing masks, but the hypothesis behind universal masking has not worked to stop the spread of COVID-19.”


Back to Okinawa

Years ago, If you were old enough to be in the Marines, you were old enough to drink on or off base.

There was no curfew. Atrocities committed by US personnel would come later.

We drank more than our share, but stayed out of trouble. Mind your manners and you’d find the local people to be warm and friendly. We made friends and were invited out to a few gatherings. 

Story of the Okinawa Christmas tree photo here:

USMC Birthday and Veterans Day Memories


Possibly of interest:

If I was Governor




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