We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
MF comes through with what 98% of the printed media and 75% of the blogshere will not acknowledge today..why..hell all those folks are dead or in rest homes. Just 'cause they saved us from the Germans and the Japanese .. don't count
GREAT JOB BD!!!
So Utube up some Souza and march around the livingroom.
The reason it sucks is because everyone in it is highly drug-impaired. The word "impaired" has a meaning. Think of Woodstock as being a festival of the (temporarily, deliberately) borderline 70 IQs. Dope just plain makes ya stupid. And that's fine, as an occasional relaxation. But, sheesh, to make it a lifestyle, how stupid.
I was going on four years old then and my mom was expecting in a week with my next in line brother. She let me eat my first hot dog from a stand that had a steam table. It was in a small trailer parked in a gas station--a station that had an attendant who pumped gas, checked, tires and oil, washed the windows, had free maps, knew directions, and gave free air for tires bikes and balls (not like now). I lost one cousin, a Marine, and the two sons of very close friends of my family in the Pacific Theatre. RIP
"For most of my lifetime, I heard only rumors in my family of the tragedy that Victor's death entailed. His grandparents died shortly after in deep depression; my father, who had graduated from the same high school and college at the same time with him, and who joined the Marines with him (before transferring to the Army Air Corps to fly on 39 B-29 missions), rarely talked about how the loss had wrecked the close-knit Swedish farm family. Occasionally strange what-ifs surfaced — had he really been killed just hours before the mountain was stormed? Had he lived, would he have farmed the home place? Been a teacher? Had a family nearby our own?"
All of the words Lincoln spoke at Gettsburg are immortal, but these I find for all time, in all wars, to be the most eternally true.
It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth
If one knows nothing of that war or battle they surly know the meaning of these words spoken of battle and war.
Ditto Phil,as soon as were done in Iraq ,we should go back and redo the little fishheads,they never stopped fighting the war. It,s called economic invasion and they've been kicking our ass for 30 years now. My apoligies to all our sino brethen.