Time Off


I am going to take something like ten days off over the period of my eye surgeries.  Sissy?  Sure.  Why not.  If you want me to start up again put some money in the till.  That would be a gift, not a fee.  Otherwise I must say that I have become fatigued with this site and its ever growing troll infestation.  Au revoir!  pl

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36 Responses to Time Off

  1. J says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery from your eye surgery

  2. JohninMK says:

    You will be missed and I hope your eyes come out of it better than you expect.

  3. Wally Jones says:

    I’ve been mostly a lurker here. Have learned a lot. Thank you for hosting what has become an important source of “real” information from one who has been at the front lines of our nation’s defense.
    Prayers for your surgery and recovery.
    Troll infestations are like flak. The more you encounter the closer you must be to the target.
    I wish you all the best for the holidays and beyond.

  4. pj20 says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery

  5. Terence Gore says:

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May you never sit in traffic
    May your lights always be green,
    and all your devices be glitch free
    And until you post again,
    May God steady your surgeons hand
    Please do what is best for you

  6. Sbin says:

    Best wishes and a speedy recovery!
    Enjoy the time off


    Pat, I always enjoy your insight and sharp wit concerning the ongoing “shenanigans” in our current political and social world. Hopefully, you will return soon to your site and its ever growing troll infestation. I don’t even know what a “troll Infestation” is; hopefully, it is not infectious? Take care, “Old Man/Brother Rat”!

  8. plantman says:

    Good luck with the surgery


    All the best for speedy recovery Col. Lang.

  10. Rick Merlotti says:

    Aye, eye, Col.!
    Missing your writing already.

  11. PeterVE says:

    Best wishes for a swift recovery from the surgery. I hope the site will not succumb to trollitis.

  12. Moderating this site must be a real pain.
    It is impressive how well you do it, especially at an age when, as you know, many people, speaking realistically, do lose some of their previous acuity and facilities.
    But you, as far as I can tell, have lost nothing.
    Congratulations, and appreciation, for providing the wisdom and service you have over the years.
    (But I still think you’re wrong on global warming! 😉
    Put your feet up on a footstool or keep the site going,
    you will be remembered with appreciation for your past efforts.
    But if you “take it easy”, you will be missed.

  13. Vegetius says:

    Heal quick

  14. turcopolier says:

    I hope to face the Goths once again.

  15. turcopolier says:

    Actually, I have lost a lot. My intellect, powerful imagination and resolve long terrified people like Clapper and the general officer stiffs in army intelligence.

  16. DH says:

    You know you can’t quit us. Best wishes on the surgeries!

  17. George Chamberlain says:

    I visit a lot but never comment.
    May be more of us than you know.
    The war is raging now.
    We need your continued input.

  18. Which reminds me that I haven’t chipped in to the running expenses of the site for a while now. Hmm. The freeloading pilgrim.
    Colonel – if the same team of roofers does your roof do tell them to put some scaffolding up. Morally I suppose it’s their hard luck if they or those tools fall off the roof while they’re working up there. Yours if you happen to be underneath when it happens.
    Best of luck with the operation. I hope you resume soon but not before they say you can. If they tell you to not work at the computer for a bit, may I take this opportunity of wishing you and your wife a very Happy Christmas.

  19. Factotum says:

    Just read the Executive Summary of the Horowitz Report: to me it screams political bias can be the only justification for the now documented pattern of mistakes, over sights and targeted misfeasance.
    As long as it was anti-Trump, it was good enough for government work. Only by starting with the pre-emptive narrative OrangeMan Bad, could this particular pattern of systemic and culpable internal incompetence even exist for so long and sweep in so many people.
    If as this report basically concludes, internal incompetence was the only crime, we as a nation must weep.

  20. Pllychrome says:

    Well, you’re still BRILLIANT. Safest surgery and fastest healing to you, Col. Lang, with All THANKS.

  21. Stephanie says:

    It is an incredibly confusing time to be an American. Every point of view, the older the better, is valuable. You have faced things a hell of a lot more frightening, orders of magnitude more frightening, than surgery. You will do very well.

  22. turcopolier says:

    I hope so. Did I ever tell you my tiger story? BTW I have signed up for the “Elder Astronaut” program. Musk fires you at mars with two years supplies and a dune buggy. Need a roommate. pl

  23. Fred says:

    A dune buggy on Mars sounds like a fine thing for a joy-ride.

  24. blue peacock says:

    Col. Lang
    Best wishes for a successful surgery and a rapid recuperation.

  25. Richard Morchoe says:

    Best of luck. You are a treasure.

  26. LG says:

    فی امان اﷲ

  27. Jack says:

    Best wishes, Sir.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  28. Ray R says:

    Good luck with the surgery, Pat. You’ll come through fine. Rest assured you’ll be in Mary Jane and my prayers for a speedy recovery.

  29. artemesia says:

    Speaking of Brilliant — I had cataract surgery on both eyes on a Tuesday and drove myself to post-op check-up on Wednesday. The surgeon was a Navy veteran who’d done the procedure thousands of times with never a bad outcome.
    In my case, the only bad outcome was that a face that I had thought still passably youthful was suddenly lined with wrinkles and blotches. But color reappeared in the yard, street signs became readable, and the world an overall brighter place.
    I wish the same for you, Col. Lang, minus the wrinkles.

  30. jdledell says:

    Pat – You deserve the break – our prayers are with you.

  31. Prlek says:

    Les turcopoles devrait s’occuper des trolls…
    Turcopolier can’t quit as long as there are either turcopoles or pilgrims..
    Bonne chance !

  32. JamesT says:

    Oh for goodness sakes – a tiger story? I have a good elephant story, but you, of course, have a tiger story. Darn it.

  33. Kilo 4/11 says:

    Better late than never, the saying goes, so I’ve finally put something in your rice bowl. Not in time to contribute to operating costs; let’s call it a parting gift, in gratitude for service rendered. It will be a grimmer world without your lethal wit, sir.
    Vaya con Dios.

  34. TonyL says:

    Best wishses for a speedy recovery!

  35. CK says:

    It is only a good elephant story if it happens in Alabama.

  36. turcopolier says:

    Tiger Story – Six SF guys walk five kilometers through heavy bush from the SF camp at Bu Dop. They are walking to the Cambodian border. They reach the edge of a wood that overlooks a main road running NE-SW that carries a lot of NVA truck traffic. They sit down just inside the wood to watch and count. One of them, a captain who had been visiting Bu Dop and who was invited along as a “straphanger,” sits with his back to a tree, his teammates are scattered in a line with thirty yards between the men The captain watches for a while in the gathering dusk. He hears movement to his right and watches a six foot long tiger walk into his field of vision on the right. The cat stands looking at the truck movement from just inside the woodlice. The cat sits. After a bit the cat becomes aware of the man and turns to look at him. They are about ten yards apart. The captain whispers “Nice kitty…” and then taps on the stock of his M-16. The cat turns and walks back into the woods as the captain watches it go.

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