June 28, 2010

The Korean War

 ... aka 'The Forgotten War'
 ... aka 'Truman's Police Action'

 ... began 60 years ago on June 25th, 1950, along the 38th parallel.

It was a war that was never declared as a war but rather termed a "police action".

A Few Facts About "The Forgotten War":

33,741  US Dead
23,615  Killed In Action
92,134  US Wounded (not including those lightly wounded and returned to action)

389 POWs were known to have been alive after all U.S. POWs supposedly returned.

I doubt that the men who fought at Inchon and the Chosin Reservoir   and the families of those KIA have ever forgotten.

The Korean War

The Korean War

The Kiss

 V-J Day, 14 August 1945. 
Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt 

Edith Shain

June 24, 2010

Be Careful ...

... what you ask for, you just might get it.

Back in 2007-2008, I was one of those folks saying:

Well, look what that got us:

Lord of the Flies

How apropos, as flies are attracted to garbage and sh*t, in this case the bullsh*t that speweth forth.

Beelzebub , prince of demons, 'who also destroys by means of tyrants', is also known as lord of the flies.

June 14, 2010

The Heroes of Iran

June 12th marked the 1st anniversary of the student-led uprising in Iran.

Neda Agha-Soltan , Requiescat in Pace

Flag Day

This American flag was recovered from the smoking rubble of the World Trade center in September 2001:

This American flag honors those who have fallen in the service of their country:

This American flag is being trod upon by Willam Ayers, unrepentant domestic terrorist and friend of Barack Hussein Obama:

And this American flag is not being saluted by Barack Hussein Obama:

June 02, 2010

Thought For the Day

I'm not sure who the original author may be, but I am in total agreement!

Let's put the seniors in jail and the criminals in a nursing home.
This way the seniors would have access to showers, hobbies, and walks; they'd receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc. and they'd receive money instead of paying it out.

They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance.

Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.

A guard would check on them every 20 minutes, and bring their meals and snacks to their cell. They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.

They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool, and education, simple clothing, shoes, slippers, P. J.'s and legal aid would be free, on request.

Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens.

Each senior could have a P. C., T. V., radio, and daily phone calls.

There would be a board of directors, to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to.

The "criminals" would get cold food, be left all alone, and unsupervised.

Lights off at 8 pm, and showers once a week.

Live in a tiny room, and pay $5000.00 per month and have no hope of ever getting out.

Justice for all.