Eight PM Open Post – May 26, 2012

What are you thinking about this evening?

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24 Responses to Eight PM Open Post – May 26, 2012

  1. tiredofit2012 says:

    I'm thinking about our vets, past, present, and future and the sacrifices that they have made to keep us free this memorial day weekend. I only hope that their sacrifices didn't go in vain.

  2. Roger says:

    Remember a couple of days ago how Oklahoma signed a law outlawing foreign law in the courts? (sharia)

    It seemed like there had to be more to the story so I started digging. Guess what, that's not the only news about the muslims in the area.
    http://www.thomasmore.org/news/tulsa-police-capta...

    I had forgotten about this story, thankfully there are people that are sticking with it!

    • Oregontea says:

      The Captain was and is a patriot and with any help from the new administration come January, will be reintated with full pay and command.

      We need to recognize our heroes and generate new ones at every opportunity.

  3. Oregontea says:

    I am thinking tonite that life as we know(knew) is is still a good thing.

    I am willing to die to pass the same life on to my son and his sons.

    I don't want to, but will if this country keeps going to sh!t.

    On this Memorial Day weekend, I give kudos to the men an women who sacrificed their all for the nation. They were and are heroes for the cause of freedom.

    I thank my father for his service… Korea…1951.

  4. JohnK144 says:

    I'm thinking that obammy needs to be beaten to a bloody pulp in this election. Not just "beaten," but absolutely decimated by the electorate. He, and ALL of his fascist, globalist co-conspirators need to feel the affects of their treason.

    THAT is what I'm thinking about tonight.

  5. BronxZionist says:

    As the day draws closer, all I can think of is . . .

    The Children
    1917
    Rudyard Kipling

    THESE were our children who died for our lands: they were dear in our sight.
    We have only the memory left of their home-treasured sayings and laughter.
    The price of our loss shall be paid to our hands, not another’s hereafter.
    Neither the Alien nor Priest shall decide on it. That is our right.
    But who shall return us the children ?

    At the hour the Barbarian chose to disclose his pretences,
    And raged against Man, they engaged, on the breasts that they bared for us,
    The first felon-stroke of the sword he had long-time prepared for us—
    Their bodies were all our defense while we wrought our defenses.

    They bought us anew with their blood, forbearing to blame us,
    Those hours which we had not made good when the judgment o'ercame us.
    They believed us and perished for it. Our statecraft, our learning
    Delivered them bound to the Pit and alive to the burning
    Whither they mirthfully hastened as jostling for honour—
    Not since her birth has our Earth seen such worth loosed upon her.

    Nor was their agony brief, or once only imposed on them.
    The wounded, the war-spent, the sick received no exemption
    Being cured they returned and endured and achieved our redemption,
    Hopeless themselves of relief, till Death, marvelling, closed on them.

    That flesh we had nursed from the first in all cleanness was given
    To corruption unveiled and assailed by the malice of Heaven—
    By the heart-shaking jests of Decay where it lolled on the wires—
    To be blanched or gay-painted by fumes—to be cindered by fires—
    To be senselessly tossed and retossed in stale mutilation
    From crater to crater. For this we shall take expiation.
    But who shall return us our children ?

    • Oregontea says:

      There is just something about Kipling.

      Thanks for the fine post.

      How fitting, this weekend of remembrance.

    • NotKennedy says:

      BZ, you never cease to amaze us with the ideas and contributions you bring to the discourse.

      It'd be my guess that neither Trayvon, his family, his teachers nor the adminstrators of his school district have ever read a word of Kipling. Neither the ubiquitous Jesse, the innocuous Sharpton and any of their promoters on state run TV know this one. Not even Obama. Nicely done.

      • BronxZionist says:

        Those are Kipling's ideas, not mine, I cannot write anything like that.
        All I can do is pass it along to honor our warriors today, just as he did when he first wrote them.

        As for those who do not know his words . . .
        Ask me after these days have passed, Kipling has more than a few prime words to address that. That however can keep. This weekend is for remembering.

    • I_Me_Mine says:

      This sentiment bears repeating :
      If a people, or country wants to wage war against another, or against his brother, let them send their elderly first.
      If we did this simple reversal of the time honored tradition of sending the young,
      then, and only then, we would not have to ever again 'celebrate' such a day.

      • Roger says:

        As long as there are monsters that need to be taken down, we need to fight to win.

        And our young have volunteered knowing the risks and think our country is worth the price. That's why they deserve a holiday to remember their valiance.

        To my brother and nephew, I solute you.

        • I_Me_Mine says:

          If your brother and nephew died in battle, I will salute them as well. I'm sorry for your loss.
          That is the ONLY reason for Memorial Day.
          Otherwise, we have Veterans Day for those that didn't. I praise, and thank them, as well.

  6. Duuuuh says:

    For those that want to track Beryl… here is a great "little know" site….. The U.S Navy's Tropical Cyclone page.
    http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/TC.html

    Once you are there… click the greyscale hi res image… "Latest vis/geo/1km_zoom…" on the right and then hit the grey "Loop" button at the top of the page and select "Instant" for an animated view of Beryl.

    • Oregontea says:

      That isn't a big one, but enough to ruin your day tomorrow, and Monday.

      Bummer for ya. hope all remains well.

      • Duuuuh says:

        Monday is what I'm more worried about…. an outdoor concert production. We are right on the edge of the shaded area for Monday.

        If we were in the path, with 70-80% chance of rain … it would be a no brainer to cancel. But like this… we have to set up gear and take our chances. …What a bummer.

  7. I_Me_Mine says:

    Old commercials.
    This time of year GM used to run the "Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet" jingle.

    • SunshineConnie says:

      GM used to be respected too.

      • I_Me_Mine says:

        That was my point.
        Just another reason to vote this sumbitch and his minions out.
        I have a 2012 Ford Explorer in part of spite, in part that Ford makes a high quality product, but mostly because of spite…

        • SunshineConnie says:

          Next year if the markets allow… I will move from my last Cadillac to most likely a Ford. No more GM's for me.

  8. SunshineConnie says:

    Spent the day shopping with daughter a newly minted MBA. We went bargain shopping to start cooking for a big blow out party for her at the end of June. Tomorrow we start the cooking with 7 Pork Butts which once cooked will be put into the freezer. Sat on the patio and visited for a couple of hours while son was cleaning garage and doing some yard work. Day one of a wonderful family weekend. Monday we head to the cemetery to gussy up a few grave sites and visit the best of memories.

  9. Tonight, I'm contemplating 'string theory.' Not the Susskind version of string theory, but the Smuntz version …..

    "A world without string is chaos."
    Rudolf Smuntz

  10. ChiTownTom says:

    Finally made it home. We will spend the rest of the weekend licking our wounds and counting our blessings…

    Thanks to all of those who offered kind words…it really meant a lot.