May 30, 2011

Another MD Tribute

Fellow Rottie sent out this E-mail me today that is the perfect tribute for Memorial Day, be warned though, watching it may put you under a CS attack.

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Memorial Memory

I was talking with an old grade school classmate of mine that reminded me of a song that one of out teachers, Mrs. Prichard taught us for Memorial day in the third grade:

"What shall I do on Memorial Day to show I remember them.

I will bring a rose of fiery red, a lilly of purest white And Iris, too, of purest blue.

The three will be just right.

I will proudly hail our glorious flag, for which men fought and bled.

And then right there, I'll breathe a prayer: God bless our heroic dead"

Too bad they don't teach the kids songs like that these days; instead they seem to inculcate dependence on the Government and that only "the collective" can be successful.

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May 28, 2011

Memorial Day

We now come to another Memorial Day, made all the more poignant due to the fact that we have men and women currently fighting, and dying in three areas of operation at once.

I served during the Viet Nam/Cold War era, and while I never served in combat, I had many compatriots that did. Their barracks room tales of their experiences brought the horrors of war vividly to life in a very personal way.

Those stories also made it clear just what a Soldiers life was all about.

Duty, Honor, and Faith to ones comrades and to ones Country were brought home were brought into sharp focus as not just being words in all of those that listened or told those stories.
Courage was seldom talked about; it was assumed;many times it was even discounted as a factor, real Soldiers know that courage is merely doing one's duty in the face of fear and great hardship;in keeping the honor of an obligation that one takes when one enters the Service alive in memory and actions.

I know I'm expressing my thoughts poorly, but I hope that you, dear reader, can look behind my poor wording and construction and get a sense of what I'm trying to say and my feelings towards those past and presently serving in the single greatest enterprise that a human being can do; defending what that being believes and holds dear against those that would destroy those beliefs and things held dear.

This is the one day of the year when we stop to remember the ultimate sacrifices made by ordinary men and women in extraordinary circumstances.
They were all ordinary people with hopes and dreams personal to them, but were willing to put those hopes and dreams to the test for the greater good of all, and that makes each and every one of them a true Hero.

I only hope that we as a People can ensure that they did not die in vain and that we honor their sacrifice by continuing to keep that greater good alive and well.

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May 24, 2011

Vet visit

Just got back from taking my boxer foster dog to the vet; she had had some small tumors removed last week and she had broken open a couple stitches, so she had to have them re sutured. The vet had just got the biopsy results back and the tumors were determined to be a moderately aggressive type of squalus cell tumors, for the time being she is in good form, but the vet recommended that she be seen at least every other month to monitor her progress. Good thing for me that the Humane society is paying for her vet bills!

Mariah is almost ten years old, but she has the energy of dogs half her age; most days better than mine...I can not believe that anyone would ever have given up such a great dog. She's better trained than most teenagers, and certainly more polite. If I can ever figure out how to download my photos of her from my phone camera, I'll post them here.

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May 19, 2011

Budget cutting

By making sacrificial and proportional cuts in your own personal budget, you can appreciate that budget cutting really cuts to the quick.

Please accept my apology in advance for the following post about an unpleasant subject. I tried very hard not to do it, but because it helped my perspective and made me feel much better; I thought perhaps it would do as much for you. It's tough, but we all need to do our part.

The President ordered the cabinet to cut a whopping $100 million from the $3.5 trillion federal budget.

I'm so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same thing with my personal budget. I spend about $2,000 a month on groceries, utilities, medicine, TAXES, bills, etc., and now it's time to get out my budget cutting ax, go line by line through my expenses, and get to work.

I'm going to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio as the President - 1/35,000 of my total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $2,000 a month; I'm going to have to cut that number downward by eight cents!

Yes, I know that’s a lot and I must somehow get by with $1,999.92, but that is what sacrifice is all about. The President has requested that we get some of our own “skin in the game” with everyone else. So we’ll just have to do without some things, that are, quite frankly, luxuries those eight cents normally buy us.

Hope this helps brighten your day ... and gives you a little better understanding of just how serious our current President is about his job.

Don't you feel better now?

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A Qoute we should heed

"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."
--Presbyterian clergyman William Boetcker (1873-1962)

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Finally, some good news from a public school !

Not ALL of our public schools are teaching anti-Americanism, but I'm sure the teacher that wrote this song will be castigated by some on the "Progressive" persuasion as being "war mongering" and "jingoistic".

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Pat Condell Says it like it is

Pat Condell says what a lot of people, including me, wanted to, but in much better style, I especially like his suggestion on what we SHOULD have done with OBL's body, except I would have liked a total body wrap of Pork, not just a single pork chop, and I wouldn't haved cared one whit on which way the body was positioned.

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Have They Gone Nuts?!?

In an extraordinarily idiotic ruling last week the Indiana Supreme Court seems to believe that it can override the Bill of Rights in the U.S.Constitution.

As it's reasoning in making the ruling, the Court cites upholding some amorphous "public policy" of "preventing the escalation of violence" in case of an illegal entry by police. The Justices seem to feel that the problem of the legality of the entry can be adjudicated after the incident in court.

I really wonder what our esteemed Justices must be smoking and/or drinking to have come up with such, let's call it what it is, BULLSHIT.

Under our Constitution, we hold our personal freedoms to be the single highest possession being protected by the Constitution, and this ruling is counter to that ideal.

This is just a symptom of the encroaching State-ism being espoused by those that think trading freedom for security is the wave of the future.

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