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Yer Friday Funny, Part 2:  You Ain’t Gonna Believe This Sh. . . .

Yer Friday Funny, Part 2: You Ain’t Gonna Believe This Sh. . . .

| May 22, 2015 | 14 Comments

It looks like we may now have a verified, actual occurrence of what the late Kurt Vonnegut referred to in Cat’s Cradle as a “pool-pah”. Literally. As the article points out: at least the party was memorable. (smile)

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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| May 22, 2015 | 83 Comments

I’m already gone for the weekend. I’ve been gone a couple of hours now – on my to Fort Bragg. I haven’t been there since 1990, the last year I was a TAC NCO for the 1st ROTC Region Advanced Camp. I got home to Vermont from Advanced Camp to a set of orders for […]

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Memorial Day Melancholy – An Annual Re-post

Memorial Day Melancholy – An Annual Re-post

| May 22, 2015 | 10 Comments

Two or three times a year some of us geezer types get a bit tangled up in old times. Late April and much of May include several dates that trigger memories here. Late April because my pop was declared KIA in Korea on April 25, 1951. Early May because years ago I was discharged on […]

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Yer Friday Funny:  Beer Beer Beer

Yer Friday Funny: Beer Beer Beer

| May 22, 2015 | 17 Comments

Zero told us all yesterday how beer was good for our health and made us smarter – when you partake in moderation, of course. Maybe we should all follow along with this crowd and go work on improving our health.  Just remember to stop after one or two. (smile)     WARNING:  Drinking too much […]

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John J. Trapanotto, Jr.; Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel phony

John J. Trapanotto, Jr.; Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel phony

| May 22, 2015 | 33 Comments

The gang at Military Phonies send us their work on this John J. Trapanotto, Jr. who pretends to be an active duty Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel nearing his 30 year retirement. Sound familiar? Yep, it’s the same line that many dating scammers use, and he’s one of them. Folks who know can tell you that […]

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This Weekend is brought to you by….

This Weekend is brought to you by….

| May 22, 2015 | 13 Comments

If holidays had sponsors, this one would be brought to you by “The Tree of Liberty“. At different times over the next three days the entertainment would momentarily stop and an ad would run. They would say, “This very special weekend is brought to you by the blood of patriots past, remember us” or “The […]

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Pendarvis Williams; National Guardsman loots Philly OEF fund

Pendarvis Williams; National Guardsman loots Philly OEF fund

| May 22, 2015 | 13 Comments

Chief Tango sends us a link to NBC Philadelphia in regards to this Pendarvis Williams fellow who served as a 9-1-1 operator when he wasn’t a National Guardsman. He deployed to Afghanistan and returned in 2003 during which time he took advantage of a special fund for Philadelphia city employees who deployed in support of […]

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Friday morning feel good stories

Friday morning feel good stories

| May 22, 2015 | 7 Comments

First stop is Mississippi where two fellows tried to turn their lives around with the booty from a convenience store; Sam Alamari, who owns the store, says his brother showed up after the two men forced their way inside and shot at the robbers, hitting one of the men multiple times, in the leg and […]

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