How ironic that the memorial for the soldiers slain during the Fort Hood massacre would come one day before Veteran's Day, the day that our nation remembers the many soldiers, both past and present, who served their country valiantly.
I watched intently yesterday as these soldiers were remembered by their families, friends, fellow comrades at Fort Hood and the many people around this nation and the world. What a sad feeling one has knowing that these soldiers lost their lives at a seemingly safe location within the United States. Today we appreciate and remember soldiers who served and the many who were killed or wounded in the line of duty. I have to especially remember my father, James Sullivan Sr., (pictured left) who served in World War II and my late nephew, Jonathan Sullivan (pictured below, right). I served in the United States Army as well as Brother Kirt, who was in Vietnam. My friends Chris, Doug, Jimmy, Carl and Victor also are remembered, as they served their country as well.
I ask all my readers and friends to take the time to remember our soldiers, past and present, and to extend a welcome hand to anyone in uniform. I can assure you that the gesture will be quite welcome and you can put a little sunshine into a soldier's life.
The terrorist act at Fort Hood has my blood boiling. Obama immediately told the American public not to "jump to conclusions" until all the facts were in. Even, some of the media are hesitant to refer to the incident as a terrorist act but in my mind, any person or persons, whether organized or not, who wreak such havoc and death on innocent people are terrorists.
Being politically correct is not only dangerous, it's now getting people killed. I'm getting sick and tired of worrying about other people getting their feelings hurt or their feathers ruffled. It's time to call a spade a spade.
The Fort Hood massacre is a prime example of the dangers of being politically correct. The FBI knew more than six months ago that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan had been posting pro-terrorists comments and did nothing about it. It's time to start arresting and prosecuting these mongrels and to hell with being politically correct.
You may consider this profiling, but once you've seen storm clouds and heavy rains on the horizon four or five times, you don't have to be a profiler to know that there's a hurricane coming and deal with it. It's time to start circling the wagons and deal with these assholes in the only way that they can comprehend.
The News As I See It: New York Governor David Paterson said that New York will be broke by Christmas, unless it begins cutting jobs. New Yorkers are saying, "Good call. Let’s start with the governor" CBS News is reporting that President Obama has decided to send 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Obama says it’s part of his plan to finally deliver on campaign promises. Right!The promises made by John McCain. A man and woman in Britain became the oldest couple in the world to divorce. They are both 98 years old. It was an ugly breakup. She found another woman’s teeth in their bedroom.
Congressman Barney Frank's boyfriend got caught growing marijuana in his back yard. When interviewed, Frank was offended by the implications that he was aware that his boyfriend was growing the plants. When interviewed, Frank said that he was "not much of an outdoorsman" (gasp) and wouldn't know a marijuana plant if he saw one. Get real, Barney!
Yesterday, twenty years ago in Germany, David Hasselhoff performed a concert to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall and today he was invited back to perform on the anniversary. Then, immediately after Hasselhoff sang, they started building a new wall. A woman in Texas almost pulled off an unbelievable scam. She told everyone she had cancer, held a benefit, and then used the money she raised to get a boob job. All of her friends and family said they were very disappointed.....until they saw her.
This Date In History: 1620; The Mayflower Compact was signed by Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower. It would provide the basis for all governments of the American colonies. 1831; Former slave Nat Turner was executed. 1889 Washington became the 42nd state.
1918; The Allies and Germany signed an armistice ending World War I. 1921; The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated in Arlington National Cemetery. 1965; Rhodesia proclaimed its independence from Britain. 1992; The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.
2004; Yasir Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, died in Paris. Mahmoud Abbas was elected to take his place. Picture Of The Day: Words are not necessary for today's pictures. I chose these out of many that are now circulating on the Internet.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I swear if I see another commercial by Billy Mays, I'm going to dig his dead ass up, stuff a sock in his mouth and bury him again! 2) Does anyone remember "kickapoo joy juice"? 3) Money isn't everything but it sure does keep the kids in touch. 4) It is a known fact that the colder the x-ray table the more of your body is required on it. 5) Although the many islands in the south Pacific are nice, I like Polynesia the best. The word is derived form the ancient "Pollynesia" which is memory loss in parrots.....and that's five !
Birthdays: My niece, Sommer, whose birthday was yesterday. Happy Birthday, my love 19XX, My pal, Tommy 0 - Happy Birthday Buddy 19XX, Maude Adams, actress 1872, George Patton, general 1885 Howard Fast, author 1914, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., science fiction writer 1922, Carlos Fuentes, writer, editor, and diplomat 1928, LaVern Baker, singer 1929, Calista Flockhart, actress 1964, Leonardo DiCaprio, actor 1974. The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar and Grill: An old couple is having breakfast when the old woman says to her husband, "Just think, honey, we've been married for 50 years.?" He replies, "Yes, fifty years ago we were sitting here at this breakfast table together and we were probably naked as jaybirds." The old woman snickers, "Well, let's get naked again for old time's sake?"
So they strip off their clothing and sit back down at the table. The old woman says breathlessly, "You know, my nipples are as hot for you today as they were 50 years ago." The old man says, "I'm not surprised. One's in your coffee and the other's in your oatmeal!"
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A fireman came home from work one day and told his wife, "You know, we have a wonderful system at the fire station. When bell 1 rings, we all put on our jackets, then bell 2 rings and we all slide down the pole. When bell 3 rings, we're on the fire truck ready to go. From now on when I say "bell 1", I want you to strip naked. When say 'BELL 2', I want you to jump in bed and when I say 'bell 3', we make love all night."
The next night he came home from work and yelled, "Bell 1!" The wife promptly took all her clothes off. When he yelled, "Bell 2!", the wife jumped into bed. When he yelled, "Bell 3!", they began making love. After a few minutes the wife yelled, "Bell 4!" The husband said, "What the hell is Bell 4?" His wife answered, "Roll out more hose, you're nowhere near the fire!" A man staggers into an emergency room with a concussion, multiple bruises, two black eyes and a five iron wrapped tightly around his throat. Naturally, the doctor asks him what happened. The man says, "I was having a quiet round of golf with my wife, when at a difficult hole, we both sliced our balls into a pasture of cows."
The man continued, "We went to look for them, and while I was rooting around, I noticed one of the cows had something white at its rear end. I walked over and lifted up the tail, and sure enough, there was a golf ball with my wife's monogram on it ......stuck right in the middle of the cow's ass. That's when I made my big mistake."
The doctor asked, "What did you do?" The man replied, "Well, I lifted the cow's tail and yelled to my wife, 'Hey, this looks like yours!'. I don't remember too much after that....."
That's it for today my little fire plugs. Remember our troops! I'm going to Happy Hour at AREA 51. More on Friday.
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