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Memorial Day thoughts

Memorial Day thoughts

| May 25, 2015 | 7 Comments

This year, it’s popular for veterans to rail against the folks who have never served. For example, Jennie Haskamp, a Marine Corps veteran writes in the pages of the Washington Post that “I’m a veteran, and I hate ‘Happy Memorial Day.’” She does the gratuitous “Memorial Day isn’t for barbecues” thing.  On the other side, […]

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Facade, and Substance

Facade, and Substance

| May 25, 2015 | 4 Comments

Today is Memorial Day.  Well, this is my Memorial Day article. It’s probably somewhat different than the norm.  Maybe you’ll read it and think this is appropriate for today; maybe you’ll think I’m out to lunch.  Or maybe you’ll think I might be both. Here goes anyway. . . . Jonn wrote an article some […]

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Monday morning feel good stories

Monday morning feel good stories

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

In Texas, a fellow decided that he’d clean out the local Radio Shack one more time before they go out of business, but his get away wasn’t as clean as he would have liked; No threat was made, and no weapon was displayed. Before employees could react, the thief ran out the door, clutching the […]

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To you from failing hands we throw the torch

To you from failing hands we throw the torch

| May 24, 2015 | 7 Comments

Memorial Day “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.” — General George S. Patton Jr. In Flanders Fields Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, 1872-1918 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the […]

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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

| May 24, 2015 | 3 Comments

Saw this while beginning segment 2 of travels this morning.  Thought it was apropos for this weekend, so I got a quick photo. A full-resolution copy can be viewed here. It’s somewhat backlit due to time of day, unfortunately. Oh well.     May the fallen rest in peace. May the nation be worthy of […]

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Don Shipley meets Robert Gilbert

Don Shipley meets Robert Gilbert

| May 24, 2015 | 19 Comments

Don and Dianne make the trip to South Carolina to confront Robert Gilbert, another phony SEAL who was a sniper in Cambodia and Laos, fought in hand-to-hand combat with our enemies (because snipers always get close enough to bop someone on the noggin), took out Vietnamese generals. The poor guy was never recognized with medals […]

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A Blast From the Past:  The Thin White Duke – in AG-388 “Mint Green”!

A Blast From the Past: The Thin White Duke – in AG-388 “Mint Green”!

| May 24, 2015 | 36 Comments

Regular TAH visitors probably know that at least one of our longtime commenters is a huge fan of the “Thin White Duke”. Yes, that’s a reference to a “David”. But not David as in “David Duke”.  David as in “David Bowie”. Bowie’s “Thin White Duke” persona of the mid 1970s masked some major issues.  At […]

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Sunday morning feel good stories

Sunday morning feel good stories

| May 24, 2015 | 2 Comments

First stop this morning is in North Carolina, where Barbara Temple took the war against crime to the criminals after someone tried to rob her and her husband for a second time within a few weeks; arbara and Sam Temple were in their home on N.C. Highway 210 near Smithfield at about 9 p.m. when […]

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