Another trip around the Sun

64.

Yesterday.

Damn.

I remember when I thought 50 was old.

I would like to thank all my friends on the Book of Faces for the wonderful birthday greetings. All of you hold a special place in my heart and my life.

I will now begin the process of preparing for retirement in 2 years…..

It will be here before I know it. 🤪🤪🤪🤪

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Senior photography on train tracks – illegal & deadly – WFSB 3 Connecticut

It’s a nationwide problem that railroad companies are looking to solve, and it all starts with a camera.

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) –

It’s a nationwide problem that railroad companies are looking to solve, and it all starts with a camera.

Getting on the tracks is very dangerous and outright stupid.

Read more: http://www.wfsb.com/story/32000376/senior-photography-on-train-tracks-illegal-deadly#ixzz49PxGWh3O

raphy on train tracks – illegal & deadly – WFSB 3 Connecticut

Driver: I was following GPS when I turned onto train tracks; Crash closed WB 6th Ave in Lake Worth |Video

Operation Lifesaver has this up on their Facebook Page. Industrial Grade Stupid at an Entirely New Level………………Blaming the GPS! What ever happened to one’s own Situational Awareness, for crying out loud! The dumb ass even said that he put on his four way flashers and said the train didn’t stop! No kidding Einstein!

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/traffic/crash-closes-6th-ave-south-westbound-at-interstate/nd3Jb/

Makes one go Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Is the Gene Pool going to become self cleaning? The World Wonders.

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejewelled trees, Christmas trees. I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated against. That’s what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say, “Merry Christmas” to me. I don’t think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn’t bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a crib, it’s just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her: “How could God let something like this happen?” (regarding Hurricane Katrina). Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said: “I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?”

In light of recent events… terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbour as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he’s talking about. And we said okay.

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it…. no one will know you did. But if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein

‘So?’: Remembering Andrew Breitbart

This was at Bob’s Place. Really good stuff here about Andrew Breitbart.

Hit the link and have a read.

‘So?’: Remembering Andrew Breitbart

You will not regret it at all. I didn’t.

Excerpt:

When I was on Greg’s show Red Eye with Breitbart we were asked what we thought of Trump sponsoring a GOP debate. Greg and I had the knee-jerk reaction of scoffing at the whole thing. When Breitbart asked us what was so funny we said, “Well, it’s obviously just some rich guy showboating.” Then he taught me a word I never really paid attention to before: “So?”

This word defines Breitbart to me more than any other. At a bar one night I was whining about the allegation that all libertarians are funded by the Koch brothers. “So?” he replied. Andrew didn’t play the PC left’s game. Libertarians don’t get magical checks from the Koch brothers, but so what if they did? George Soros spends billions paying people he likes. There’s nothing wrong with that, either.

Another evening we were both arguing with someone who still believed government can create jobs. She was from Madison and like all liberals there, she saw Governor Scott Walker as a union-busting thug who hated the working man. I explained that Walker’s privatization created way more jobs than the government did and she said, “Yeah, but they were all just tourism jobs.” Breitbart ended the whole argument with, “So?”

What a word. It’s only two letters but it shows the PC left they’ve never thought past the silly hysteria that surrounds their accusations. Oil companies have had record profits this year. So? That’s what they’re supposed to do. Up in Canada, my father has been fighting with the local schoolboard because they are hiring fundamentalist Muslims as guidance counselors. The trustee in charge of the program said my father’s comments could be construed as anti-Islamic and I was surprised to see him explain why they are not. “You need to learn Breitbart’s magic word,” I said in an email. “When she calls you anti-Islamic, say, ‘So?’” This was yesterday.

…His boldness was contagious. Days after meeting him you catch yourself strutting down the street with your chest puffed-out yelling, “So?” at everyone who has a problem.

Radical Protester Cindy Sheehan Sued by Feds

At Big Journalism.

What goes around…………………………yeah.

Remember when Cindy Sheehan was relevant? In 2004, when the media was desperately seeking a face for the anti-Bush left, Sheehan leapt before the cameras and staked her claim. Her son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, had been killed in Iraq. So she decided to set up what was, in retrospect, the first occupy tent city outside President George W. Bush’s ranch in Texas.

http://bigjournalism.com/bshapiro/2012/02/24/radical-protester-cindy-sheehan-sued-by-feds/#more-274884

You may have been in Naval Aviation if you’ve ever worked at, or done at least 1 of the following things:

And many of these can apply to our Air Force, Marine and Army Aviation Brethren as well.
It was at the VA-128 Facebook page. I did two of my three shore tours in that command.

http://oldretiredpettyofficer.blogspot.com/2011/11/you-may-have-been-in-naval-aviation-if.html

It is quite long as it were so just hit the link to my other place for the read. Jim Hunter had it up at the 128 Page at Facebook.

Some of you regulars should remember some of these, I would suppose.

 

40 Signs That America Is Rotting From The Inside Out

Courtesy of The American Dream

Got some good ones here.  I will give you two paragraphs from the end to get you attention in a somewhat more effective way.

I suggest you read these but they are simply the tip of the iceberg.

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/40-signs-that-america-is-rotting-from-the-inside-out