Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day 2014 - Remember The Troops

Take the time this Memorial Day Weekend to remember the wounded and fallen soldiers, both past and present, of the Armed Forces. Moreover, remember the wounded warriors that continue to wait medical attention by the corrupt VA hospitals.

Ten years of war have created a backlog of soldiers who need attention and no president and no congress have ever seem to have the guts to address this appalling problem. Despite the flowery, meaningless speeches by Obama and Bush, the problem continues to grow.

The terrorist prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and countless illegal aliens receive better care and attention than the brave men and women who protect us. The government should be ashamed of themselves.

Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War.

By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. I am proud to have served in the U.S. Army as well as my brother (Army) and my father (Coast Guard). God bless us all.....

For the auto racing fans, this is a big weekend beginning with Nascar Nationwide racing from the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday. The Indianapolis 500 will be run on Sunday afternoon and the Charlotte 600 will be run on Sunday night.

The News As I See It: CNN had to fire an editor after discovering that she plagiarized 50 stories. CNN said, "Can you imagine if somebody actually saw them?"

A high school girl invited Joe Biden to be her prom date. Isn't that nice? However, her father is refusing to let her go with a guy who can't really describe what he does for a living.

According to a new survey, fewer than 2 percent of hiring managers said they were actively recruiting graduates with liberal arts degrees. Said liberal arts graduates, "Latte for Karen."

It’s Fleet Week, when New York City plays host to the crews of three U.S. Navy ships and two Coast Guard clippers. I hope all the troops have a great week because next week is Penicillin Week.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's car was involved in a DUI. Somehow a woman named LeAnne McRobb wound up in his car. A McRobb ? It's half Rob Ford, half McRib.
The tomb of the Unknown Soldier

This Date In History: 1430; Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians and subsequently sold to the English. 1788; South Carolina became the 8th state in United States. 1830; The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad began the first passenger service in the United States.

1873; The North West Mounted Police force was formed in Canada. It would later be known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 1911; The New York Public Library, at the time the largest marble structure ever built in the United States, was dedicated by President Taft in New York City after 16 years of construction.

1934; Bonnie (Parker) and Clyde (Barrow) were killed in a police shootout. 1945; Heinrich Himmler, head of Adolf Hitler’s Gestapo, committed suicide while in prison. 1949; The German Federal Republic came into existence.

Picture Of The Day: It's more than just a weekend barbecue. This weekend allows us to celebrate the joys of life because of the men and women who gave their lives serving America.

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) When I was little, my grandfather used to make me stand in a closet for 5 minutes without moving. He said it was elevator practice. 2) My cat ate a bunch of Scrabble tiles and now I gotta follow her around the house because it's her turn. 3) Right now I'm having amnesia and deja-vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before. 4) When I see a young guy sleeping on an unfolded cardboard box, I never know if he's homeless or just tired from break dancing. 5) (Operator): "911" (Me): "My wife is going into labor, what do I do?" (Operator): "Relax sir, is this her first born?" (Me): "No, this is her husband.".....and that's five !

Today's HoroscopeGemini - May 23rd: Be careful of attractive people of the opposite sex seeking your seeking help. While your intent to help may be honorable, it may cause an argument. I once asked my girlfriend if she wanted help and she changed the subject and asked if a bear shits in the woods. Like I'm some sort of bear scientist or something.

Birthdays: Carolus Linnaeus, botanist 1707, Margaret Fuller, American writer and lecturer 1810, Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr., businessman and philanthropist 1875, Douglas Fairbanks, actor 1883, John Bardeen, physicist 1908, Anatoly Karpov, chess master 1951, Jewel singer, songwriter 1974.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: While attending a marriage seminar on communication, Wally and his wife Diane listened to the instructor declare, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other." He addressed the men, "Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?"

Wally leaned over, touched Diane's arm gently and whispered, "It's Pillsbury All-Purpose, isn't it honey?" And thus began Wally's life of celibacy....

 It was Saturday morning and John was just about to set off on a round of golf when he realized that he forgot to tell his wife that the guy who fixes the washing machine was coming around at noon.

John heads back to the clubhouse and phones home. A little girl's voice answers, "Hello?"  John says, "Hi, honey, it's Daddy. Is Mommy near the phone?" The little girl replied, "No, Daddy. She's upstairs in the bedroom with Uncle Fred."

After a brief pause, John says, "But you haven't got an Uncle Fred, honey!" The little girl says, "Yes, I do, and he's upstairs in the bedroom with Mommy!" John says, "Okay, then. Here's what I want you do. Put down the phone, run upstairs, knock on the bedroom door and shout in to Mommy and Uncle Fred that my car's just pulled up outside the house." The little girl said, "Okay, Daddy!"

A few minutes later, the little girl comes back to the phone and says "Well, I did what you said, Daddy." John says, "And what happened?" The little girl said, "Well, Mommy jumped out of bed and ran around screaming, then she tripped over the rug and went out the front window and now she's all dead."

John said, "Oh, my God! What about Uncle Fred?" The little girl answered, "He jumped out of bed, too. He was all scared and he jumped out the back window into the swimming pool. But he must have forgot that last week you took out all the water to clean it, so he hit the bottom of the swimming pool and now he's dead too."

There is a long pause. "Swimming pool? Is this 555-3097?"

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Two hookers were riding around town with a sign on top of their car which said, "Two hookers....$50.00" A policeman, seeing the sign, stopped them and told them they'd either have to remove the sign or go to jail.

Just at that time, another car passed with a sign saying, "Jesus Saves". They asked the cop why he let the other car go and he said, "Well, that's a little different, it pertains to religion."

So the two women took their sign down and took off. The following day found the same cop in the area when he noticed the two women driving around with a large sign on their car again.

Figuring he had an easy bust, he began to catch up with them when he noticed the new sign which read..."Two Angels Seeking Peter.....$50.00."

A highway patrolman was rushed to the hospital with an inflamed appendix. The doctors operated and advised him that all was well. However, the patrolman kept feeling something pulling at the hair in his crotch.

Worried that it might be a second surgery the doctors hadn't told him about, he finally got enough energy to pull his hospital gown up enough so he could look at what was making him so uncomfortable.

Taped firmly across his pubic hair were three wide strips of adhesive tape, the kind that takes everything with it when you pull it off. Written in large red letters across the tape was the sentence, "Get well quick. From the nurse you gave a ticket to last week."

That's it for today, my little sweet peas. Remember, some days you're the Titanic, some days you're the iceberg and some days you're that guy who hit the propeller on the way down. A visit to AREA 51 for happy hour is clearly an excellent choice.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend and more on Monday.

Stay Tuned !


jack69 said...

Great Intro Jimmy. Very good and to the point. We have lost a lot of good men, men in the prime of life that followed orders agreeing to even die for the country, and they did.
Very good selection of pictures also.

Now the cop knows that paybacks are hell!

Take care and thanks for your service, and glad you returned...

Linda's World said...

Good post~that poor cop. Hugs to samantha. Have a good weekend.