Stopped off the other day at the Silverdale, WA BevMo! store.

I am in my early 60s and was asked for ID to purchase some legal product. The store took it a step further and scanned my driver’s license into their ID card reader system. I did not fuss about it because I was a few hours from home and wanted to get on with my day. Not sure what the company is trying to accomplish with this.

My view is that adults are 18 years old and should be treated as such. I am OK with the store checking IDs for someone who looks like they are still in high school. People in their 60s can not be mistaken for someone under 21 years of age. Over the past year or two, it is common to get ID checked when buying beer. Again, I am 62 years old.

Pet Peeve:

Beer websites have an honor system these days. You must make up an over 21 birth date in order to study brewery offerings. Underage people who desire to view a brewery web site will be stopped by this bogus honor system?

We drank underage for years with no help whatsoever from the internet.

Back in the old days-each of the 50 states was free to set its own drinking age. It was legal to drink as a teen in some states.

Went to high school in Kitsap County in the late 70s.

We started drinking when we were about 15.

Fake IDs (completely fake-not made to look like anything real) worked about 50% of the time to buy beer.

We never went without beer since about age 15.

Making mention of these memories is not to defend operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, legal or illegal drugs or marijuana.

Both major political parties are now OK with treating 18-20 year old adults as second-class citizens.

Now in my early 60s, I am frequently asked for ID to show that I am 21 when buying beer at major retail establishments here in WA.

Homeland Security Is A Scam

Americans pay billions of dollars every 12 months for a giant US Dept. of Homeland Security. Meanwhile, drug trafficking cartels move product into all 50 states. Cartel drug busts that happen in Hometown, USA involve drugs that were not stopped at the border. These large drug busts are routinely reported as some sort of big success.

Also drugs not stopped at the border:

Hometown, USA drug overdose stats involving cartel product.

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for risking your ass in Iraq & Afghanistan-working to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Don’t worry-The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

While at the same Silverdale, WA BevMo! store, a couple of people in military camo uniforms showed up to do some shopping. Since the catastrophic military failure of 911, and the undeclared/unwon wars that followed, it seems common to see the troops in camo out doing some shopping.

The USMC takes its own view on this:

US Marine Corps



Reinventing Military Uniforms

A few years back, the US Army reverted to a WWII style uniform:

WWII Costume

Trying To Make Sense of Tradition – Reverting To WWII Uniforms

After squandering DOD credibility for decades in distant lands, a new WWII style uniform look and a pledge to clobber the cartels:

April 1, 2020 C-SPAN

Has General Milley’s Operation Macho Swagger reduced access to cartel product anywhere in the US?

Has there been enough time for newspeople to ask questions?

Newspeople remain silent.

WWII costume reminds us of a time before decades of undeclared/unwon wars stacked up.

The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949.


Uncle Sam is now dealing with an Armed Forces recruiting crisis.

Love to see the press ask:

General Thomas,

Has dressing women to look like men had any positive or negative impact on recruiting?

Schmoozy Interview With The General – Recruiting Crisis

General Thomas,

We were told we needed to send troops to Vietnam.

Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

Some may have become skeptical along the way.


Possibly of interest:

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress