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Memorial Day 2012

May 28th, 2012 . by Cary

Please don’t wish me a “Happy Memorial Day!” It’s not a time for gaiety, for parties (although I know America has been conditioned to do just that). It’s a day for remembering those who have given their lives, paid the ultimate price, in order that those of us who are still around might enjoy the freedom of living in this great country.

Save your “Thank you for your service” for Veteran’s day, or any other day, really.

Today, give thanks to those who are no longer around to hear the words. Give thanks for those who gave up the rest of their lives so you could enjoy the rest of yours.

It’s a day of remembrance, so please treat it with the respect it deserves.

Twofer Tuesday

January 31st, 2012 . by Cary

Hi there! Thanks for not giving up on me. I know I don’t write very often, but I do try to write about things that strike me as being important, or at least personal stuff that I feel OK to share with you (as long as you don’t go blabbing to everyone else, this is a private conversation, you know … )

So – you ask, “Cary, what has grabbed your attention on this fine, chilly Tuesday morning?”

I, being the polite type that I am, reply “Two things – West Point and pregnant criminals.” Since I subscribe to the Arizona Republic, I figured I would share an article with you, giving my comments in the process. (i’m going to try a fourteen day trial of getting the paper on my kindle, have any of my faithful readers ever done that? honestly, i am concerned about the quality of the comics on the kindle …)

First, from the article Bill Limits Shackling of Pregnant Inmates (and no, i couldn’t make this up if i tried):

A bipartisan group of lawmakers hopes Arizona will join 14 other states in limiting how and when jails can shackle pregnant women.

Really? OK, I understand the need to have rules on when you can and cannot use restraints on a prisoner. My “Really?” was aimed at the women who are so mentally challenged that they would place their unborn child in a criminal environment. Idiots. If you are offended by the thought of your child seeing you in restraints, even as they are being born, then don’t do anything that warrants shackles. Morons. I love this part:

“This practice is not just dangerous to the mother but it’s also dangerous to the baby being born,” ACLU of Arizona Public Policy Director Anjali Abraham said. “If you’ve had a baby or been in the labor room with a woman, you know their biggest priority is having that baby. They are not going to jump off the bed and take off.”

Great. The ACLU is involved. At least they recognize that the last thing on a woman’s mind during childbirth is “Hey, I’m not tied down, I should make a break for it!”

(shakes head in disbelief that society has fallen this far)

In this Wall Street Journal article a question is raised. Not, apparently, in the minds of the “journalists” at the Wall Street Journal, but in the mind of a veteran who tends to keep up with current events.

(i don’t normally read the wsj, but i couldn’t find the article i was going to use on azcentral.com, so i had to use my google-fu)

WEST POINT, N.Y. — A retired U.S. general who made comments denigrating Islam has been invited to speak to cadets at the U.S. Military Academy during a national prayer breakfast next month.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/wyhEis ) that Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin is among the speakers scheduled to attend the Feb. 8 event at West Point. Military academy officials say Boykin will speak to a gathering of Christian, Jewish and Muslim cadets.

The first question that popped into my mind was, obviously, why are there muslim Cadets at West Point? Have we learned nothing?

Please note: if you are offended that I object to muslims serving in the United States Armed Forces, then pack your bags and move to a muslim-controlled country. Get the hell out of my country. At the very least, get off this page and never return. In case you haven’t noticed, we are at war, and the enemy is muslims and their religion of terror and political control, islam. (in case you think that there are moderate members of islam, go read the koran again. there is nothing moderate about being a follower of a pedophile who calls for the death of all who do not practice islam)

Don’t worry, the uproar caused by his invitation has caused him to decline the invite. Which is fine with me, because he namby-pambied around it and issued an apology for speaking his mind back in 2003 when he said “… Muslims worship idols …

Well, now I’m all worked up. I’m going to go read the comics. I should have just gone straight to them this morning. Maybe I’ll start that fourteen day trial on the Kindle, too.

Chat ya later…

cary

Thank you for stopping by, In GOD We Trust, God bless you all, don’t buy or breed cats or dogs while homeless pets die (spay, neuter & adopt a pet, one by one, until there are none), Wear Red on Fridays, and support Warriors for Innocence!

Veteren’s Day Red Friday

November 11th, 2011 . by Cary

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On this glorious Red Friday, we salute all the Veterans who have served throughout the years. I would like to extend a wish for an honorable Veteran’s Day to my friends and family who have served – if I tried to list every one of them, I would invariably miss one or two and I don’t want to let any of them think I don’t think about them.

I will be off-line until late Sunday afternoon – we are headed to Prescott’s Pine Summit Bible Camp for our annual church retreat. Try to be good while I’m gone, and don’t let the dog volunteer to go for pizza. Again.

Chat ya later…

cary friday

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Happy Birthday Army

June 14th, 2011 . by Cary

Yeah, that’s all I’m gonna say today.

Chat ya later…

cary

Thank you for stopping by, In GOD We Trust, God bless you all, don’t buy or breed cats or dogs while homeless pets die (spay, neuter & adopt a pet, one by one, until there are none), Wear Red on Fridays, and support Warriors for Innocence!

June 6 – Historically Speaking

June 6th, 2011 . by Cary

1918 – Gunnery Sgt. Dan Daly (USMC) led the 5th Marines in the charge on Belleau Wood. For this action, the French awarded the 5th Marines the Fourragere:



1928 – the day before my mother was born in West Allis, Wisconsin. She would go on to marry a Marine, give birth to seven children, bury her husband and her third daughter, and then slip from us at the tender age of 81 1/2.

1944 – D-Day – Allied troops storm ashore at Normandy, on the French Coast, to begin the sweep to remove Hitler and his allies from the continent. The beginning of the end, as it were, of World War II.

What has happened in your history?

Chat ya later…

cary

Thank you for stopping by, In GOD We Trust, God bless you all, don’t buy or breed cats or dogs while homeless pets die (spay, neuter & adopt a pet, one by one, until there are none), Wear Red on Fridays, and support Warriors for Innocence!

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