Posted on: December 10, 2009 11:45 am

This is Our Country

   A fellow message board poster started a thread entitled "Who are the REAL HEROES" that echoed his earlier comments on another thread.  As always, someone responded with their thoughts.  I read those words today; and those words moved me in such a manner, that I had to respond to that individual.  After reading what I posted, I thought for a while about the words I chose and decided to retain them here in my blog.  I don't know about the rest of you out there, but I have a great deal of respect for my country and the freedoms it offers.  Today it seems far too easy to sit back and identify the deficiencies in just about every aspect of life.  Well, I think it takes a great deal of courage to avoid being swept-up by that raging wave of conformity and stand-up for the positive things today and stop focusing on some of those trivial negative things.  Some of you may read my words and not care for them.  That's your right.  Many of you out there won't even read them, partly because they appear in my blog.  In any case these are my thoughts in my blog, retained for my benefit, my feelings, for what I believe in.

Till next time . . . Stay Well, and See You Somewhere, I Hope. . .


My interpretation of your response is you have little respect for the people currently guaranteeing the daily luxuries you take advantage of here in America.  I also interpret your response that you never served in your country's military; otherwise you wouldn't have posted such  negative comments about the people as you did. 

I'm happy to say that I served in my country's military.  I fully believe in this country and the freedoms we have.  If you don't live in this country, then please don't enter.  If you do live in this country and still don't like it, then by all means you're FREE to live somewhere else.  I love this country and respect the police, fire, and military for the job they do. 

There's no other country based upon freedom.  There's no other country where individual rights are not gifts from the king, parliment, congress, the president, a dictator, or from the majority of your neighbors.  Freedom is a right in this country; and is maintained by those same people who you just slandered.  If you don't like the freedoms they provide, you have the right to leave this country and go live somewhere else. 

There's many other countries where you can go.  This country was founded upon, what our forefathers called, "unalienable rights".  I'm NOT UNHAPPY with how this country was established; and I'm NOT UNHAPPY with how these rights and freedoms are preserved.   If you have a problem with today's heroes in this country and what they do, then please take your negative views and go somewhere else.  Let me live here and cherish the freedoms that these people provide by preserving this country's freedoms.

They may not be medal winning individuals, but I respect the jobs they perform on a daily basis that you and I can't do.  It doesn't take a medal to be a hero.



Category: General
Posted on: February 21, 2009 8:22 am

Get In The Game

"Get In The Game"  .  .  .   How many times have I signed-on and had that irritating splash-screen s - l - i - d - e  across my screen.  I don't know what this spalsh screen promotes, all I know is it's existence is a pain in the butt for me.  I've been signing-on for the past year and this darn thing comes and goes.  Make one small change after sign-on and there it is..!!  Like an unwantwed visitor in your home.   I rate this little intrusive panel of electrons right up there with those extremely loud commercials on TV.  The only thing that panel has done for me is I sometimes remember the name.

Depending on how my day's been going, I sometimes recall my displeasure for SAFECOUNT.NET.  I know that I'll never "click" their panel and I have no intension to use my web-browser to visit their site.  No matter how many times that irritating panel appears on my screen, interupting my CBS Sports pleasure.

I don't know about the rest of you out there, but I think it's time we tell CBS what a pain-in-the-butt that is.  I don't know who paying who for that, but I can't imagine that is has any positive affect of the people like you and me.  There's got to be a way to get this point across to CBS.  If my rating drops more because of tis entry, so be it.  I really HATE that screen.


Till next time . . . Stay Well, and See You Somewhere, I Hope. . .


Posted on: February 20, 2009 7:56 pm

Posting Etiquette

Today is Friday, February 20, 2009.

I've been reading things on these threads recently that makes me wonder.  What makes people post negative comments about other people?  What is it that forces people into character assasination mode?  If I don't like what a person posts that has a different opinon on a subject, I don't post personal comments about the person.... I may post my differing opinoin, but never attack a person's character.  That's just not right. 

Just about everyone has had, or will have a difference of opinion.  Did you know that a person's opinion is never wrong.  It's an opinion.  Opinions are never right or wrong; opinions are your personal thoughts.  They may not appear to be very logical, but an opinion is never wrong.  However, what is wrong ...  I've had some shots taken by people just because I came across STUPID in what I posted; and you know what, after reading it, I was pretty stupid.  But just because I posted fairly stupid material, doesn't give other people the right to post personal attacks about my character.  As much fun as that might seem... and trust me, sometimes what people post about me is funny, I don't deserve being called stupid.  Humorous comments are always welcome, even when they highlight flaws in opinion.  Like when a person has no idea what they post....

Something like this entry.  I have no idea where I'm going with this, but I'm sure their are other people out there having the exact same senior moments, but are afraid to put them down in a post.  That's the benefit of having your own blog.... you can put your thoughts down for anyone to see, and for anyone to take shots at.  Thay can agree, diagree, or just plain ignore; and it won't hurt my feelings one bit.   Even if no one reads this crap, I'm happy. 

So if you're reading this crap and feel like you need to rip on me, feel free to do so.  Sometimes, posts like this are good for the soul.




Till next time . . . Stay Well, and See You Somewhere, I Hope. . .


Category: General
Posted on: October 20, 2008 8:28 pm
Edited on: October 21, 2008 7:11 am

George W Bush

I normally don't like to discuss politics, but George W Bush has pushed me over the edge [ and I promise not to do this again ].  These have been the roughest past eight years I can ever remember; and it might just grow even rougher.  Let's see just what George W Bush has done for us. 

It all started on a rainy day in January when "W" took the oath for the office of the presidency.  Then something big happened .... This guy Bin Laden decided to talk some of his cronies into destroying the World Trade Center's twin towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington DC.  After that it's been all down hill since.  Bush vowed he'd get Bin Laden .... BUT NEVER DID.  In fact, we still have no idea if Bin Laden's alive, or where he might be.  Good ol'   "W" lied to us the first time [ that is other than all those campaign promises he never kept ].  When he struck-out trying to find Bin Laden, he turned his sights to Hussein  in Iraq.  Hussein didn't do a darn thing to the US, but  "W" seemed the need to fulfill a dream started by his father [ the other George Bush ]   ..... Get Saddam Hussein. So what does "W" do?????  He lies again and states there are Weapons of Mass Destruction being built by Hussein which was threatening American lives.  So the military invades [ more like walked in because they're so well trained ] and FINDS ...... what did they find......  NOTHING  -  that's right.... ZERO WOMD.   Since finding nothing, the Iraq war turns into one HUGE embarrassing poorly planned event.  We're still there and have no idea how to get out.   Trapped might be a better term.    Our troops should have been gone long ago....In Fact, We Should NEVER Have Even Been In Iraq to begin with.  The worst fall-out from Bush's poor decision is a large number of American families have had to pay the price for "w"s MISTAKE and will NEVER see their loved ones again.!!!! 

Also happening under "w"s watch, good ol'  "W"  comes -up with another stupid scheme; having a more relaxed financial lending policy.... and now look what a mess that's turned into.  Not only has the US economy taken a huge nose dive, everyone's retirement savings has been lessened by approximately 30%, and the entire world economy is sliding at the same rate.  

Is there anything positive that we might remember "W" for????   Let's see there was the opportunity during Hurricaine Katrina....NAH, he sat around twiddling his thumbs for almost two weeks after the devastation before he decided to send aid....mean while, a lot of people suffered.  I don't think New Orleans will ever be the same again.

George W Bush may go down as the WORST PRESIDENT EVER..!!!! 

And to top it all off . . . .  we now have just about every Muslim Nation HATING the US . . .  thanks to George W Bush.


Till next time . . . Stay Well, and See You Somewhere, I Hope. . .


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