Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

BLOOD & TREASURE: A Promise Earned

Jim Lacey at NRO had this up today. It should be of interest to a few of my regulars as we are Retired from The Armed Forces of The United States.
Promises were made. Many have been broken..........As Buck about what happens to Tricare at age 65......gone.
Now our retired pay is referred to as “another big social-welfare system.” by the New York Times. Agreed the NYT is the Official Fish Wrap of the current administration and the Dem Coms in the Congress. They do not like us......no matter what they might say.........
So go to the link and read this article. Forward it to folks you know. Send it to your congress critters with emphatic what are you doing?
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/279168/promise-earned-jim-lacey

2 comments:

Buck said...

What a tremendously great link, Glenn. The army and the Marines have one helluva hard slog these days, and always have had. But the closing paragraphs said it all: sailors and airmen make sacrifices, too. Even us Cold Warriors spent years away from family and loved ones and we damned well knew we'd be among the first to die if the Big Balloon ever went up in Europe... and the Russkies lobbed nukes at our European airfields. I could go on, but I won't.

"Social welfare program," my ass. Which the NYT can kiss, repeatedly.

ORPO1 said...

Once I figure out how to do so, I am sending this to Babs, Diane and McCarthy. Not that it will do any good with the two "ladies" no matter what they might say.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)