Thoughts: Memorial Day

This is a partial repost from a few years back.

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Just Gene

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Memorial Day

FIND A VET, SAY THANKS

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 has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.

JFK’S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60’s when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible. Rusk responded, “Does that include those who are buried here?” DeGaulle did not respond.

You could have heard a pin drop

When in England, at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by The Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of ’empire building’ by George Bush. He answered by saying,” Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.”

You could have heard a pin drop.

Think happy thoughts – never forget what we promised to remember!
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Time has a time-elapsed video of the placement of flags ceremony at Arlington Cemetery It’s 1 minute and well worth a view.

Thoughts: Our Birthday

 

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JUST GENE
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OUR BIRTHDAY

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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
(Repeat Chorus)

Happy Birthday to us
May we ever be true
To our daughters and sons
And the Red, White, and Blue
(Repeat Chorus)
Just gene 2005

WITHOUT THE FOURTH OF JULY THERE WOULD BE NO OTHER HOLIDAYS

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Thoughts: ObamaCare

 

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OBAMACARE

 

The American Medical Association has weighed in on the new healthcare package:

 

The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.
The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it,
The Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.
The Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception.
The Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.
The Pathologists yelled, “Over my dead body!”
The Pediatricians said, ‘Oh, grow up!’
The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness.
The Radiologists could see right through it.
The Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.
The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow,
The Plastic Surgeons said, “This puts a whole new face on the matter.”
The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward,
The Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.
The Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas,
The Cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no.
The Proctologists won out in the END.
Just leave the entire decision up to the assholes in Washington.

(–unknown author)

 

Luvya — Just Gene

Thoughts: Christmas

 

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CHRISTMAS

 

CHRISTMAS EVENING
Just Gene
I still believe in Christmas Eve
That Santa Claus tonight will pause
And bring good cheer like every year
A gift he’ll leave on Christmas Eve.
I still believe in Christmas Eve
We know it’s when good will to men
Is sung aloud in every crowd
So this conceive on Christmas Eve.
I still believe in Christmas Eve
Sing Auld Lang Syne for those of mine
And those of yours gone through the doors
Their lives perceive on Christmas Eve.
I still believe in Christmas Eve
When peace and love come from above
The truths are told, our arms enfold
May two hearts weave on Christmas Eve.

 

CHRISTMAS DREAM
  Andrew Lloyd Webber
Watch me now, here I go, all I need’s a little snow
Starts me off, sets the theme, helps me dream my Christmas dream
Every year I dream it, hoping things will change
An end to the crying, the shouting, the dying
And I hope you will dream it too
It’s Christmas, remember? We’ve got to remember
So, light the light, I’m home tonight
I need you to warm me, to calm me, to love me
To help me to dream my Christmas dream
Crazy things, said and done every single day but one
Every night should, I believe be the same as Christmas eve
Nights should all be silent, days should all slow down
An end to the hurry, the noise and the worry
And I hope you believe that too
It’s Christmas, remember? Does no one remember?
The whole world needs a Christmas dream
We need it to warm us, to calm us, to love us
To help us to dream our Christmas dream
The whole world needs a Christmas dream
We need it to warm us, to calm us, to love us
We need it to warm us, to calm us, to love us
We need it to warm us, to calm us, to love us
To help us to dream our Christmas dream

 

Merry Christmas to all,
Luvya  Just Gene

Thoughts — minimum wage

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MINIMUM WAGE
     
      There have been many well written and truthful articles concerning the dangers of a minimum wage. They pointed out some of the problems created, such as eliminating work entry jobs, prohibiting those new to the work force from learning the basics of steady employment, and also the increase in unemployment because companies cannot afford to carry such a large payroll and stay in business. But I see a much more dangerous outcome whereby those the minimum wage was promised to help are being totally destroyed because of it.                                                              
 
      Raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 is an increase of over 25%. Anyone who now makes $9.00, doing a more technical job, is going to demand a 25% raise to $11.25, and those making $11.25 will demand their wages be raised, and so on, and so on, ad infinitum. The only way a business can now exist is to sell their goods and services at a higher price. This lowers the purchasing power of everybody, but the people hurt the greatest are the very one the bill promised to help. Regardless of what the government says, i.e. food and fuel are not part of the consumer price index – THEY ARE, and the less someone earns the greater the amount of their income is spent on EAT and HEAT, or putting gas in their car so they can get to work, (if they still have a job). So they can now buy less when they were told they would be better off with the higher minimum wage!!!!!!
 
      ANYONE who believes their political party is the good guys and the other political party is the bad guys has never watched a cops and robber television show. In the law enforcement industry it is known as, ” The good cop – bad cop routine”. The police are trained how to lie effectively so they can get the perp to do and say exactly what they want the perp to do and say. There is absolutely no difference between what the police do and what the politicians do. The politicians lie to get people to do exactly what they want done. Isn’t it amazing that if a citizen lies to a congressional committee they go to jail for perjury, but when an elected official lies to the government, i.e. WE THE PEOPLE, it’s considered politics as usual. Just like what happens to the perp in the cops and robbers TV show, the politicians make sure
 YOU LOSE.
 
luvya
A politician a day keeps your income away