One from Gene:
© Just Gene 2006
One from Gene:
© Just Gene 2006
This is a partial repost from a few years back.
FIND A VET, SAY THANKS
Think happy thoughts – never forget what we promised to remember!
Time has a time-elapsed video of the placement of flags ceremony at Arlington Cemetery It’s 1 minute and well worth a view.
Looking at the month of August, I realized there was no holiday for this month. I know a group of people who deserve one – all the families of our military. These mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters, suffered and cried and prayed. We need a national day of recognition in which to honor them. I believe that a perfect date would be August 8th, so easy to remember i.e. 8-8.
Their heroism began the day their loved ones were sent into harms way – their worrying, their anxiety, their praying that they will be coming home but in what condition. Some come home dead and the family suffers this agony and the funeral – some come home with varying injuries and have to suffer the indignation their loved ones receive from the Veteran Administration and more die and must be buried. Many of the brave that do make it home have serious injuries that will last a lifetime, with not only the veteran suffering but all their families.
Whatever happened to the stars that were once hung in the windows of a house showing a family member was in the military? The star indicating a member in the service was blue – we need a purple one for any who were injured, a red one for all those retired and a black one to indicate one had died, either on duty or retired. Are these stars still available?
We don’t want to wait for the government to do this nor should we – this should be a grass roots effort so WE THE PEOPLE can properly say THANK YOU. I hope and pray with all my heart every person who receives this say THANK YOU to a family who had a member in the military, and if possible, buy them a star, I believe August 8th will become recognized across the country and without government involvement because WE THE PEOPLE do care.
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who have given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
THANK THE VETERAN AND ALL THE MILITARY WHO HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO CELEBRATE THIS BIRTHDAY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US
Happy Birthday to us
Every Fourth of July
It’s when freedom was born
Why so many did die
So wherever you go or whatever you do
Take a moment for prayer to remember those who
Gave their all for this land and for me and for you
Happy Birthday to us
Sing as loud as can be
That the whole world will know
We will always be free
Happy Birthday to us
May we ever be true
To our daughters and sons
And the Red, White, and Blue
Just gene 2005
WITHOUT THE FOURTH OF JULY THERE WOULD BE NO OTHER HOLIDAYS
IT’S AN ASS
We have a Department of Justice and many divisions of Justice Courts, but they have nothing to do with JUSTICE. They are courts of law and laws have never been just. I remember a syllogism from college, back when they taught logic, that went like this:
There are bad people so we need laws
People make the laws
ERGO- we have bad laws
We then hire people to enforce those laws even when they are empirically unjust. Have we already forgotten the US Marshalls who dragged the runaway slaves back to their Massa’s or the “GOOD” German soldiers who pushed Jews into boxcars. Both, plus many more, doing their job, earning their paycheck by enforcing the law. At some point, personal responsibility must supersede the law. Let’s look at the ridiculous stupidity of a few laws.
1 – THE INTELLIGENT ONE WINS
Because of the statute of limitations, the incompetent crook goes to prison, while the crook who pulls it off competently enjoys the pleasure of their UNJUST deed.
2 – THE INCOMPETENT ONE WINS
Because they complete the job as intended, a competent murderer goes to prison or may even lose their life, receives a lesser sentence under attempted murder – why is attempted murder any less evil or just than murder.
3 – PSYCHOLOGICAL DENIAL
I’m not talking about the denial of a kid with chocolate all over their face saying they didn’t eat the cookies. I had the pleasure of working at a crisis center at one time. They worked with abused children and spouses. The trauma can be shut out for extended periods but the law is only interested in the law, not justice. Example, a woman is dragged into an alley and is being raped – she reaches around her and finds a steel pipe. If she uses it to make oatmeal out of the bastard’s brain, she’s a hero – I guarantee you the mayor and every politician will use her for photo-ops. But if she goes into denial and does the exact same thing a year later, when she sees him, goes and gets a steel pipe, then sneaks up behind him and commits the JUST deed, every prosecutor who wants to be Governor will charge her with murder
4 – CONCLUSION
Let’s at least stop the hypocrisy by changing the Department of Justice to the Law Department and all the justice courts to law enforcement courts. Also, let’s get rid of that concept which says if the law allows it, then it’s OK – I can still hear Janet Reno words,”… we obeyed the law. we did everything right.” Seems to me that a hell of a lot of people died – and as the media always emphasizes, many were children. But again, I guess it’s right because it’s legal. If you believe in heaven, you had better hope God is more just than this crap!
THOUGHTSbyJUST GENEaboutEXPERTS”The Bomb will never go off; I speak as an expert in explosives.”
– – Admiral William Leahy , US Atomic Bomb Project
“There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.”
— Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923
“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”
— Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949
“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
— Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
“I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people,and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.”
— The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957
“But what is it good for?”
— Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968,
commenting on the microchip.
“640K ought to be enough for anybody.”
— Bill Gates, 1981
This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered asa means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us”
— Western Union internal memo, 1876.
“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value.Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?”
— David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.
“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in orderto earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible”
— A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith’s paper proposing
reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)
“I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’sfalling on his face and not Gary Cooper”
— Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in
“Gone With The Wind.”
“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out”
— Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.
“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible”
— Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.
“If I had thought about it, I wouldn’t have done the experiment.The literature was full of examples that said you can’t do this”
– – Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M “Post-It” Notepads .
“Drill for oil? You mean drill into theground to try and find oil? You’re crazy”
— Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.“Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.”
– – Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University , 1929.
“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value”
— Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre , France .
“Everything that can be invented has been invented”
— Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899.
“The super computer is technologically impossible. It would take all of the water that flowsover Niagara Falls to cool the heat generated by the number of vacuum tubes required.”
— Professor of Electrical Engineering, New York University
“I don’t know what use any one could find for a machine that would makecopies of documents. It certainly couldn’t be a feasible business by itself.”
— the head of IBM, refusing to back the idea, forcing the inventor to found Xerox.“The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shutfrom the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon,”
— Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1873.
And last but not least…
“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
— Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
From Michelle Malkin’s column: “Tamera Mowry Is Not Alone”
A guy stopped at a local gas station and, after filling his tank, he paid the bill and bought a soft drink. He stood by his car to drink his cola and watched a couple of men working along the roadside. One man would dig a hole two or three feet deep and then move on. The other man came along behind him and filled in the hole. While one was digging a new hole, the other was 25 feet behind, filling in the hole. The men worked right past the guy with the soft drink and went on down the road. “I can’t stand this,” said the man tossing the can into a trash container and headed down the road toward the men. “Hold it, hold it,” he said to the men. “Can you tell me what’s going on here with all this digging and refilling?” “Well, we work for the government and we’re just doing our job,” one of the men said. “But one of you is digging a hole and the other fills it up. You’re not accomplishing anything. Aren’t you wasting the taxpayers’ money?” “You don’t understand, mister,” one of the men said, leaning on his shovel and wiping his brow. “Normally, there’s three of us: me, Elmer and Leroy. I dig the hole, Elmer sticks in the tree, and Leroy here puts the dirt back. Elmer’s job’s been cut … so now, it’s just me an’ Leroy.”
I had the lucky opportunity the other day to slip a tape recorder into an administration emergency meeting called to address an unexpected immediate crisis. Here is the meeting, verbatim.
There’s a hole in the bucket, Mister President, Mister President. There’s a hole in the bucket, Mister President, there’s a hole.
Then fix it, Secretary Holder, Secretary Holder. Then fix it, Secretary Holder, then fix it.
With what should I fix it? Ms. Jarrett, Ms. Jarrett. With what should I fix it, Ms. Jarrett, with what?
With a straw, Secretary Kerry, Secretary Kerry. With a straw, Secretary Kerry, with a straw.
But the straw is too long, Secretary Lew, Secretary Lew. The straw is too long, Secretary Lew, too long.
Then cut it Secretary Hagel, Secretary Hagel. Then cut it, Secretary Hagel, cut it!
With what shall I cut it, Secretary Vilsack, Secretary Vilsack. With what shall I cut it, Secretary Vilsack, with what?
With an ax, Secretary Pritzker, Secretary Pritzker. With an ax, Secretary Pritzker, an ax.
But the ax is too dull, Secretary Foxx, Secretary Foxx. The ax is too dull, Secretary Foxx, too dull.
Then, sharpen it, Secretary Duncan, Secretary Duncan, Then sharpen it Secretary Duncan, sharpen it!
With what should I sharpen it, Secretary Jewell, Secretary Jewell. With what should I sharpen it, Secretary Jewell, with what?
With a stone, Secretary Cohen, Secretary Cohen. With a stone,Secretary Cohen, a stone.
But the stone is too dry, Secretary Riley, Secretary Riley. The stone is too dry, Secretary Riley, too dry.
Then wet it, Secretary Sebelius, Secretary Sebelius. Then wet it Secretary Sebelius, wet it.
With what should I wet it, Secretary Perez, Secretary Perez. With what should I wet it, Secretary Perez, with what?
With water, Ms. Jackson, Ms. Jackson. With water, Ms. Jackson, with water.
But how shall I get it, Secretary Glickman, Secretary Glickman. But how shall I get it, Secretary Glickman, with what?
In the bucket, Secretary Mineta, Secretary Mineta. In the bucket, Secretary Mineta, the bucket.
But there’s a hole in the bucket, Secretary Moniz, Secretary Moniz. There’s a hole in the bucket, Secretary Moniz, a hole.
Ms. Rice interrupted – “Why don’t we just make a video”.
I was able to get the tape out while they were still discussing the problem by constantly repeating the above – ad infinitum – or maybe AD NAUSEUM!
It is the dominance of moral relativism in liberal institutions like the New York Times that make even the most apologetic expose of the Muslim Brotherhood a major event. – Caroline Glick
Where are all the world’s charities – too busy patting themselves on the back, while they spew out rhetoric, semantics and bullshit? HELL, where are the IAA (Idiots Association of Atheists) who believe they can eliminate religion by removing Nativity scenes from public property, but don’t have the cojones to say anything against Allahu Akbar?
Reminds me of a friend of mine who keeps his watch 15 minutes fast so he won’t be late. DUH
This is for all the ladies who bake for church events. Alice Grayson was to bake one for the Church Ladies’ Group Easter cake sale, but forgot to do it until the last minute. She remembers it the morning of the bake sale and after rummaging through cabinets, found an angel food cake mix and quickly made it while drying her hair and dressing. When she took the cake from the oven, the center had dropped flat and the cake was horribly disfigured and she exclaimed, “Oh dear, there is not time to bake another cake!”
This cake was important to Alice because she did so want to fit in at her new church, and in her new community of friends. So, being inventive, she looked around the louse for something to build up the center of the cake. She found it in the bathroom – a roll of toilet paper. She plunked it in and then covered it with icing. Not only did the finished product look beautiful, it looked perfect. And, before she left the house to drop the cake by the church and head for work, Alice woke her daughter and give her some money and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the moment it opened at 9:30 and to buy the cake and bring it home. When the daughter arrived at the sale, she found the attractive, perfect cake had already been sold. Amanda grabbed her cell phone and called her mom. Alice was horrified – she was beside herself! Everyone would know! What would they think? She would be ostracized, talked about, ridiculed! All night Alice lay awake in bed thinking about people pointing fingers at her and talking about her behind her back.
The next day, Alice promised herself she would try not to think about the cake and would attend the fancy luncheon at the home of a fellow church member and try to have a good time. She did not really want to attend because the hostess was a snob who more than once had looked down her nose at the fact that Alice was a single parent and not from the founding families of the town, but having already RSVP’d, she couldn’t think of a believable excuse to stay home. The luncheon was elegant, the company was definitely upper crust old south and to Alice’s horror, the cake in question was presented for desert! Alice felt the blood drain from her body when she saw the cake! She started out of her chair to tell the hostess all about it, but before she could get to her feet, the Mayor’s wife said, “What a beautiful cake!” Alice, still stunned, sat back in her chair when she heard the hostess (who was a prominent church member) say, “Thank you. I baked it myself.” Alice smiled and thought to herself, “God is good.”