Weekend Open Thread

| December 4, 2015

Valkrie sends this video for your weekend entertainment, since a certain phony Air Force lieutenant colonel has decided to threaten my life once again.

Hack Stone sends this;

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My friend, Bill Albracht, the hero of Firebase Kate sends;

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Thunderstixx sends these;

3 rd platoon Alaska

Helicopter rapelling 1977 another faceless GI

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ChipNASA

Dan Bernath can eat shit and bay at the moon

nbcguy54ACTUAL

He already does.

Green Thumb

While he works balls.

ChipNASA

Dennis Chevalier can have solo erotic adventures with a 10 lb block of swiss cheese.

nbcguy54ACTUAL

I’m sure he’s already “been there, done that” and put his face on the t-shirt.

HMCS (FMF) ret.

Is he still flouting his non-accredited, diploma mill pee H dee??? The State of Texas frowns on that type of behavior, Heavy Chevycheesesmegma…

sj

In case you’re interested, he wants a dog. And a family.

Thunderstixx

Hey, I sell the World’s best cheese to Texas. Seriously.
Of course he wouldn’t know a good cheese if it bit him in the balls…

Ex-PH2

Third!!!!!

OAE CPO USN Ret

For the train fans.

https://youtu.be/a_jWaScptQ4

John Robert Mallernee

Super dooper nifty!

Thank you for posting that.

I was particularly impressed to see the locomotive flew both the flag of Canada and the flag of the United States of America.

Where does the train’s route originate, what is its destination, and what stops are made en route?

What does it cost for a passenger ticket?

OAE CPO USN Ret

US Schedule/route, you’ll have to select each state to see the dates they’ll be through. Right now it’s in Wisconsin. http://www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/schedule-united-states

Canada schedule/route: http://www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/schedule-canada

It doesn’t look like they take passengers. http://www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/faqs

Nonner

Always wanted to go see that and the Clinchfield’s (now CSX’s) Santa Train. This may be the last year for the latter though now that they’ve idled the lion’s share of that line.

Casey

Nice…

sapper3307

So Daniel (no gas in tank)Bernath can now be a coed Navy Seal.

Hondo

1. Buck Fernath.
2. Chuck Fevalier.
////NOTHING FOLLOWS////

HMCS (FMF) ret.

Got to give my special shout out to Danni-boi’s butt buddy, QuEeFeRs! Still using that Vietnam era Happy sock to “cometh” in? Have a few DRG “Cocktails” for all us this weekend, QuEeFeRs!!!

Hondo

Oh, yes, I totally forgot:

Duck Fallas.

MrBill

“Fallas” is a great name for him, seeing as how he’s a dick.

Silentium Est Aureum

I’ll put it another way:

May Bernath’s first parachute jump be a tandem with DullASS, who was too drunk to notice he packed an anvil instead of a chute.

fsckity-fsck

John Giduck – the turd with a face!

John Robert Mallernee

A couple of weeks ago, in the WEEKEND OPEN THREAD, one of the commentators informed me that a diagnosis of tinnitus was an automatic presumption of service connection of ten percent, that the award of service connection was limited to ten percent, and that hearing loss was a separate issue from tinnitus. Well, I received a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs announcing their decision. I have been DENIED service connection for tinnitus and… Read more »

Pinto Nag

“But, with all the pain I was in, and unable to sleep, last night, I took a quadruple dose of everything I did have, and it’s darn near killed me.” John, what do you want us to do with a comment like that? Are you telling us that you’re suicidal, or that you don’t know enough about drugs to know that what you did COULD have killed you, or that you simply don’t care? Any… Read more »

John Robert Mallernee

@ PINTO NAG: No, I’m not suicidal, but I did take too much medicine after having not taking any medicine for about a week or more. I just have to be more cautious about what I do. Thank you for your concern. I never saw your e-mail. Since I don’t know you, I might have been suspicious and deleted it without reading it. Or, maybe I never received it. Anyway, thanks for trying, and I’ll… Read more »

Pinto Nag

Yes, please be more careful, because TAH wouldn’t be the same without you. 🙂

HMCS (FMF) ret.

John… please, like PN stated, be careful. I look forward to your posts and attached videos every weekend. You’re what makes this place special for me and others.

A Proud Infidel®™

I nominate John Robert Mallernee for the title “THE MOST INTERESTING MAN OF TAH®™”, anyone second the motion?

GDContractor

AYE!

(doubling up on tylenol can wreck your liver permanently, just sayin)

John Robert Mallernee

The doctors have already told me to never ever take Tylenol ever again, nor any medicine with Tylenol in it.

Apparently, it was why I was hospitalized with septicemia resulting from a kidney infection.

That was a few years ago, at the VAMC in Biloxi, Mississippi, only a few months before my heart attack.

John Robert Mallernee

It’s Christmas.

I have to be able to play my guitar and sing for the Christmas parties, and I’ve got to be able to go to the Christmas parties.

https://youtu.be/JOEB-XDlFvo?list=PL7E00464EA749A504

jarhead

Can’t remember for certain, but I recall at least mentioning the 10% rating given when considered service connected. Please look and find the post you were referring to. I kinda doubt you’ll find me telling anyone a rating for tinnitus was an automatic “yes” for anyone who spent time in the service. Maybe you misread the email, no matter who sent it. Seems very strange a person who spent X number of years as an… Read more »

John Robert Mallernee

@ JARHEAD, Et Alii: It wasn’t you that made that comment, but a retired or active duty Army NCO. At the time of my Honorable Discharge, I was a junior NCO serving as a Cavalry scout. I spent two (02) years in the old Republic of Viet Nam, most of it with the 101st Airborne, and had a fragmentation hand grenade detonated right next to me (yes, unexplained miracles DO happen – – – I… Read more »

John Robert Mallernee

@ JARHEAD, Et Alii:

I’m sorry if it sounds like I’m merely complaining, but I’m hoping whoever commented will see this and comment again.

I need his advice, whoever he is.

jarhead

Yes, you do need some advice. But I have to admit being a bit confused. In one of your videos, you say you are living in Gulfport, Ms., in an old soldiers’ home. Maybe that’s where you spend Winter??? Understandable seeing what happens in Utah when it gets cold. As for the tinnitus claim, don’t you imagine the examining physician would be a bit skeptical when seeing you play guitar and sing? Then, there’s all… Read more »

John Robert Mallernee

The VA has determined that I have depression, and not PTSD, even though they have hospitalized me for it and treated me for it on several occasions. The VSO thought my recollections of my experiences in Viet Nam were too incredible to be believed. So, I reckon there’s not much else I can do in that area. I use a chromatic tuner to tune my guitar, which requires sight, not sound. Remember that Ludwig Von… Read more »

jarhead

Although I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night, I am no doctor. Not going to question you, but if a VSO claimed what you said, he’d very likely be out of a job. Unless I am mistaken, all VSO are former veterans. With only a few exceptions, I’ve never heard of such an attitude like that. If you have facts, time and dates to verify….no VSO would ever deny you the right to… Read more »

John Robert Mallernee

That VSO passed away years ago. My big mistake was telling the VA about the traumatic events of my youth, prior to entering the Army. Also, I had years of honorable service after returning from Viet Nam. The VA uses that as evidence that my health problems are not a result of military service. One of my counsellors told me I’m too well educated, and not like a typical down and out war drunken veteran… Read more »

John Robert Mallernee

Also – – – ,

Does ANY one know ANY thing about the REP FOR VETS folks?

http://www.repforvets.com/

Formally known as JR

JRM, the automatic 10% thing for tinnitus stopped a couple years ago so it can just put you at 0% with a service connection or if it is really bad 10% is as high as it will go.

John Robert Mallernee

I currently am rated at 0% service connected on my left ear.

Silentium Est Aureum

These fuckers have the right to remain silent. They just don’t have the ability.

Keep talking, idiots.

John Robert Mallernee

Here’s something for your wee ones:

http://www.noradsanta.org/

John Robert Mallernee
John Robert Mallernee

“Chag Urim Sameach!”

Chanukkah begins at sunset on Sunday 06 December 2015, and the first candle will be lit.

At 1800 Hours Mountain Standard Time on Sunday 06 December 2015, the annual CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONAL of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints will be broadcast, LIVE, from the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.

https://www.lds.org/church/events/2015-christmas-devotional?lang=eng

John Robert Mallernee

OOPS!

I forgot to wish you all a – – – ,

“NOLLAIG CHRIDHEIL AGUS BLIADHNA MHATH UR!”

John Robert Mallernee
John Robert Mallernee

I’m worried about something. It has been a habit of mine, for MANY years, to always wear my service revolver, openly or concealed, every place I go, even to church (which officially forbids it). But, the sad reality is that I am now old, and afflicted with arthritis, degenerative spine, carpal tunnel syndrome, heart attack, high blood pressure, unknown brain damage (due to stroke?), and who knows what all else. The bottom line is that… Read more »

Cake14N

John,
Check out US Concealed Carry Association. I am a former member and I remember they had a bunch of articles about older, not 100% physically capable shooters and how to get the most out of your equipment.

Here is a link to some info that might help.

https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/index.php?s=physical+disability&x=0&y=0

John Robert Mallernee

@ CAKE 14N:

Thank you for posting the link to that valuable information.

I know a lot of folks besides me will probably need to know about that stuff.

You’ve just done a grrrrr-REAT service!

God bless you.

Cake14N

No worries. Put the info to good use and have a great day yourself.

John Robert Mallernee

This is my FAVORITE Christmas movie!

https://youtu.be/EUH_UqxWK58

John Robert Mallernee

I personally know the little girl’s family, for her uncle and I were both soldiers in the United States Army serving together during the war in the old Republic of Viet Nam. The scene where Mr. Krueger visits the manger always evokes tearful memories of my long lost darling, Bonnie. In August of 1971, when I was in Israel, I went on a three day guided tour of Jerusalem, via Egged Tours, which included visiting… Read more »

John Robert Mallernee

What CHANGES have been made in the Veteran’s Choice Program?

http://www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/

I received an official announcement in my e-mail from the Department of Veterans Affairs, but the Internet link did not work.

Anyway, they said they were going to take care of me, by getting me a LOCAL doctor, and having medical procedures done LOCALLY, which will be a BIG help to me.

John Robert Mallernee

All of my Christmas shopping is finished.

I went to the AMAZON web site and purchased 2016 Norman Rockwell wall calendars for everybody, and had AMAZON ship them directly to the recipients.

The only expensive gifts I purchased were two hardbound classic novels for my two great nephews.

AMAZON also does the gift wrapping, as well as the shipping.

See how quick and easy that was?

Skippy

Damn it toke them two days to state the obvious

Eden

If Chevalier had actually been an officer in any federal branch (including Reserves and National Guard), he would have automatically been appointed to (at least) the same rank when he entered into the Texas State Guard. He did NOT have the option to ignore/hide any prior service when he enlisted in the TXSG. His highest rank in the TXSG was CPL. That, to me, is even more proof that he was never an officer in… Read more »

C2Show

Ole Dennis sounds like a lonely loser in his post on his FB page.

I can only imagine after writing that lonely shit he called up Jonn and said in his soft pitch voice: “Lilyea, you better take down my stolen valor page or else I am going use you as a meat shield, got it?”

MCPO NYC USN Ret.

I am in the Peoples Republic of Vermont this weekend.

Squirrel hunting season is open and I am in a tourney to bring home the covetted trifecta in organized squirrel hunting circles.

The heaviest gray, red and black squirrel competition is the toughest category.

I have won the category 3 years in a row by taking down the heaviest gray, red and black.

And I do it with one shot from my 22 long.

Ex-PH2

Yeah, they knew you were coming and they’ve been hiding out on my front steps.

Tony180a

Sounds like squirrel and dumplings time.

John Robert Mallernee

I’ve never been there, but I like Vermont. One of my earliest boyhood heroes was Ethan Allen, leader of the Green Mountain Boys, which I read when I was going to Spring Lake School in Spring Lake, North Carolina. Vermont ALWAYS has a white Christmas. It’s where the Hollywood movies, “WHITE CHRISTMAS” and “HOLIDAY INN” take place. What I REALLY like about Vermont is their firearms legislation and regulation, which is – – – NONE… Read more »

Silentium Est Aureum

Vermont of lore is not the same as Vermont of reality.

Very much a “haves versus have nots” state in a lot of ways.

And the taxes there are a cast iron bitch.

sapper3307

Yup 100% taxed to death. The fun part is everybody is moving from N.Y and Mass so they can collect welfare for generation’s. They bring lots of hard drugs and problems with them. I carry my ccw at all times.

Perry Gaskill

I spent a few months in Stowe back in the mid-’80s and enjoyed it. Lots of old houses in tiny towns, and scenic. There was an edge between the locals and new arrivals, but nobody seemed all that in-your-face about it. Sometimes people would wear t-shirts saying “Real Vermonters don’t eat quiche.”

I don’t remember there being red, gray, and black squirrels; must have missed that.

For the record, I don’t eat rodent. Or quiche…

NotBuyingIt

How do you get them to stand still and in a straight line long enough?

MCPO NYC USN Ret.

Peanut butter and fish hooks on short leaders …then I walk in circles ’til I get the perfect shot.

Tourney organizers have no idea how I do it and I don’t think it is legal, but hell … it is squirrel hunting!

A Proud Infidel®™

It’s RUMORED that an old US Army saying goes “If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’!

NotBuyingIt

Well played my friend.

Silentium Est Aureum

Easy on the cheese and maple syrup, Master Chief.

sapper3307

Welcome to the Republic of Vermont. Sorry the squirrel’s have been eluding you. I shot five them on Monday off my birdfeeder. On a good day I can also get one or two pigeons trying to pillage the seeds that are for the cardinals. And remember the hunters rule when you stop looking and hunting they come out in force.

A Proud Infidel®™

BUT IS one allowed to hang a bogus welfare check out in the open and shoot any hippies coming after it, or is that considered as “baiting”?

Silentium Est Aureum

One might consider it a public service.

Drugs (esp. heroin) is becoming a huge problem in New England.

Not long ago, a high school girl OD’d and died from a dose dished out to her by momma’s boyfriend. She’s the one who got her daughter hooked.

Great family, that one.

Ex-PH2

Continuing protests in Chicago are calling for Rahmbo to resign now and questioning why the officer who shot the Johnson was not immediately disciplined. The accusations that it was an election year are flying thick and fast.

Green Thumb

Cool.

streetsweeper

Okay everybody! The MP’s are now here for your weekend wall locker, dufflebag and footlocker inspection. Open wideeeee. bwahahaha!

Roger in Republic

Did the MP’s bring a bitch, because my German shepherd really wants to hump something. Sorry, but my stuff is off limits.

Green Thumb

I met a friend at a dive bar for a drink to catch up over the holidays. I walked into the men’s room and looked down in the urinal, yes the urinal, and discovered a huge, steaming pile of Phil Monkress. In the urinal, totally Phildo and All-Points Logistics style. I flushed the urinal but the steaming pile of Phil Monkress did not dissipate. Much like Phildo’s and All-Points Logistics stink. I quickly got out… Read more »

Hondo

For some reason this just seems apropos after reading that “met a friend at a dive bar for a drink” line.

RIP, Warren. We hardly knew ye.

Green Thumb

Big fan.

Hondo

Same here.

Just An Old Dog

I’ve been reading TAH and watching too many of the Hair’s videos on Bernath. I actually had a dream about the asswipe. I dreamt that I was in an Airport in Florida and ran into him. He had no clue who I was. Anyway he was about to fly a plane or something I take it, but he ended up getting into a confrontation with someone who was running a storage room or rental place… Read more »

MCPO NYC USN Ret.

What happened to the catherer thingy?

Frankie Cee "In the clear"

I would like to see a spread sheet showing how many times the DRG hits TAH to look for something new. It would look like a Dow Jones printout.

A Proud Infidel®™

I once again wish A MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of the Fine People of TAH®™ and a happy and prosperous New Year.

I would say for each and every member of The Dutch rudder gang to GO FUXX THEMSELVES, but I feel that’s redundant, they ALREADY do that as fast and hard as they can without being told to!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀

Formally known as JR

I don’t know what this white privilege is, but I’m pretty sure I grew up in a somewhat broke family with the military being the only way I can even have college as an option.

Green Thumb

Word.

Glad to see I was not alone.

Ex-PH2

Ditto.

MCPO NYC USN Ret.

I was never referred to as white growing up and we never hung aound with rasist either.

I was often though called a ‘freckled faced dumb ass’.

We worked hard and paid for everything we had.

Hondo

Sounds pretty damn familiar, actually. Won’t say we were broke, but money was tight as hell.

Silentium Est Aureum

I remember having to hunt for meat to eat, and cut trees for burning to heat the house more than once as a kid.

Never even knew what a new car was until I was in my mid-20’s.

Currahee John

Same here. My parents were sharecroppers in their youth, but made good lives for themselves and us. That Vietnam Era GI Bill was the only way I was able to go to college.

Reckon I didn’t belong to the “lucky sperm club,” but I’ve had a right good life. And my mailbox has a door on it!

Dave Hardin

Dec 4 Two Navy attack planes (among 28) are shot down by Syrians over Lebanon: 1 KIA; 1 POW (held 30 days). Dec 4 Eight Marines KIA. Marines of G Co., 2nd Bn., 8th Marines,22nd MAU, at CP 76, BIA, come under heavy fire from Druze gun positions in Syrian-held territory. One rocket kills 8 Marines. U.S. Casualties Killed in Action 266 Wounded in Action 169 Non-Hostile Deaths 2 Note: 5 more Americans were killed… Read more »

John Robert Mallernee

Is that going on NOW?

I hadn’t heard a thing about it!

Dave Hardin

Sorry, I left off the year. That was December 4, 1983 Beirut Lebanon.

Just An Old Dog

David, in the mid 80s I was in 3/11 with a Marine (dark green) who’s name was Rogers. He was either an FO or Radio Operator with 10th Marines when that happened.
He was telling us about how they were hearing reports over the net when it happened.

Dave Hardin

Ya, that was Hotel Battery 3/10. The Granada/Beirut deployment.

John Robert Mallernee

For the best effect, please be sure to watch, in “FULL SCREEN” mode, this nice little collection of little-known, family friendly, CHRISTMAS MOVIES, which I obtained from the GRAVITIS VENTURES channel at the YOU TUBE web site, and just now posted at my own personal web site, “OUR ETERNAL STRUGGLE”.

https://youtu.be/FCZrSBPDbH4?list=PLuhBygcdO23Bzd6zic1JgAO_-gsIvGoXH

Pineywoods NCO

ATTENTION LOUD TONGUED CHICKENSH** or LTC CHEVALIER, FIELD GRADE PHONY!! I am still waiting for the evidence you promised nearly 3 years ago. I am still waiting for you to come down through my neck of the Pineywoods on your supposed way to Jefferson. I am still waiting for you to make an appearance within reach of me and my fellow veterans here in East Texas to proclaim how much of a lying sack of… Read more »

Just An Old Dog

Cheeseslayer is still trolling online dating sites looking for his next victim. Thankfully, he has a pretty big Google footprint for anyone who looks him up. How he never managed to get a criminal record is a testament to how much of a manipulating piece of shit he is. You are being watched Cheeseslayer. Don’t think your shenanigans aren’t being documented for the next potential victim to read about… and they are all in your… Read more »

C2Show

Someone posted a facebook image on Fake Warriors…I wanted to laugh but Dennis is truly pathetic and seems to have dark/vivid mind. He posted a status saying he is “feeling very lonely today”….jesus this guy is a loser. Some of his images tend to show suicidal tendencies.

Hard to believe this clown was married 8 times.

Ex-PH2

He’s trolling for gullible women, right? He’s also dumb enough to attract the wrong kind of female, someone who is looking for a victim herself. Have you guys thought of that? He keeps throwing out the lures and doesn’t have a clue AS TO how many Sante Chimes there are in the world, looking for someone exactly as stupid as he is. He should be careful. He could meet someone a whole lot nastier than… Read more »

C2Show

I don’t know Ex, Dennis is a dumb dude. But I think he looks for women he deems “weak” or “lonely in society”, he has been so efficient at doing this. This is why he has been married 8 times though. By the time the woman gains enough strength to ouster his ass, he is on to the next one.

Ex-PH2

Here’s the current image of the sun. Note the extremely small sunspots on the left side of the sun. http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/ We seem to be having a rather warm and wet winter where I am. If we don’t have the piles of snow we’ve had for the last 4 winters, that’s fine with me. I could use a break and it will cut my gas bill down to nearly nothing. If I leave the front door… Read more »

Commissioner Wretched

When I was a kid in the early 60s in Chicago, these little animated classics meant the start of the Christmas holiday season. I still get a little misty-eyed when I see them … they bring back so many happy memories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1w-ktU1EzA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEe6KOWdbUs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU3SKtJbNu8

If you grew up in Chicago then, you know. If you didn’t, you’ll probably never understand.

Ex-PH2

Hardrock, Coco and Joe Susy Snowflake Frosty the Snowman (Heavy sigh) Things were a whole lot simpler then. A Snickers cost a nickel. Penny candy actually cost a penny. You could get into the movies for $.25. A chocolate soda had real ice cream in it, made by a real soda jerk. I could go to the library on the bus on Saturdays and read books all day long and my parents knew exactly where… Read more »

Commissioner Wretched

It was indeed a simpler – and better – time.

I miss it. A lot.

sj

You know that our parents and their parents said the same thing. /smile I miss that my kids when they were 10 were never able to take their bikes, all by themselves, for a mile or 2 to the Sat movie that included Filipino yo yo masters at half time. Lot of those kinds of things. But I enjoy the hell out of technology, Al Gore’s internet, GPS, cell phones, etc. I don’t miss having… Read more »

Claw

I grew up watching WGN from northern Indiana. I even got my fourth grade school picture shown on it for my birthday that year. It was when Bob Bell (as kindly old custodian Andy Starr) hosted the afternoon Three Stooges Show and they did birthday announcements. I miss the old days like that, when you could get a lot for just a quarter. Like a Sgt Rock or Superman comic book, a cherry phosphate at… Read more »

Claw

Oh, Geez, how could I forget that a big old Powerhouse bar was just a nickel too.

John Robert Mallernee

I haven’t seen a Powerhouse candy bar in years.

Did they go out of business?

When I was a boy, that was my favorite candy bar.

Claw

Nope, not out of business (Peter Paul), just a discontinued product. I think they stopped making them in 1986 or 1987.

But it was a good deal. Four ounces of candy for a nickel. Maybe something close these days to a Powerhouse would be a Baby Ruth bar.

jarhead

Claw…those are many of the things I fondly remember and miss. Don’t forget Howdy Doody, Buffalo Bob, and of course his bitch Clarabelle. The six cent coke machines, Hershey’s kisses at two for a penny, nasty-tasting Double Cola, the candy dots that were on a piece of white paper,(somehow that morphed into paper blotter acid when I was pissing a couple of years away after returning from RVN), boxes of cereal that always had a… Read more »

Claw

Jarhead, the secret behind being able to choke down a bottle of Double Cola or Royal Crown Cola was to first stoke the bottle with as many of the real salty Planter’s Peanuts (from the nickel bag) that you could stuff into the bottle. My guess is the salt neutralized the cola acid and besides, it was cool to chew and drink at the same time. As far as the six cent pop machines, I… Read more »

John Robert Mallernee

I never heard of Double Cola or of six cent Coke machines.

I was raised in the segregated South, and our big drink was RC cola (i.e., Royal Crown” cola).

The price on machine dispensers went from five cents to ten cents.

Down South, no matter what brand of soda pop you’re drinking, it’s ALWAYS called a “Coke”.

That’s why Barbara Mandrell sang her song about “putting peanuts in my Coke”.

John Robert Mallernee
Claw

What does a bottle of pop have to do with the segregated south?

Are you trying to say that the manufacturers of Double Cola discriminated against southern white people by only distributing the pop to northern integrated states?

A further explanation is needed as I just can’t make the connection between a bottle of pop and the segregated south.

John Robert Mallernee

I just enjoy pointing out to folks that I actually lived through the history most of them only read about in books.

Commissioner Wretched

Oh dear God, I remember Bob Bell as Andy Starr! (Vaguely, anyway.) I believe it was he who said after one Three Stooges short that the Stooges were all old men now and didn’t do that sort of thing any more … my first real experience with favorite characters getting on up in years. My fourth-grade class went to Bozo’s Circus when Bob Bell was “the world’s greatest clown” and I almost – ALMOST –… Read more »

Commissioner Wretched

Not to brag but I also had Ray Rayner read one of the letters I wrote him on his morning cartoon show. He mispronounced my name but it was still a thrill!

John Robert Mallernee

@ COMMISSIONER WRETCHED:

Thank you for posting the URLs for those video recordings.

I’ve added them to my own “CHRISTMAS MOVIES” playlist which is posted above, and also at my own personal web site, “OUR ETERNAL STRUGGLE”.

Commissioner Wretched

John … You’re extremely welcome, my friend. I’m so very glad you enjoyed them; they meant an awful lot to me when I measured my age in single digits and WGN was the television station of choice for people in my age group. By the way … you are with the Scottish-American Military Society, are you not? Do you ever go to the Highland Games at Stone Mountain, Georgia? If you do I will have… Read more »

John Robert Mallernee

@ COMMISSIONER WRETCHED: No, I’m not a member of S.A.M.S., as there’s no activity in this part of the state, and I can’t afford to travel to where S.A.M.S. does have functions. No, I’ve never been to the Highland Games at Stone Mountain, Georgia. I live in Utah, and I’m on a pension, so it’s unlikely I’ll ever get to participate in either of those activities. I used to participate in Scottish and Celtic festivals… Read more »

John Robert Mallernee

Speaking of simpler times, remember when “GAY” meant something entirely different than what it does today?

Do parents still name their daughters, “Gay”?

I’ve been told that at least one children’s church hymn has been changed or removed as a result of this contemporary wickedness.

I think “Gay” may also be a Scottish surname, but whether it’s from Scotland or elsewhere, I have seen it used as a family surname.

John Robert Mallernee

Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space: Why is life so unfair? I simply don’t understand it. I don’t always get my way. I don’t always get what I want. Not everyone agrees with my opinions. Not everyone wants to be my friend. Not everything in life makes sense. If I want something, I have to actually WORK to earn it. Can you believe such nonsense?… Read more »

John Robert Mallernee

Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space: I just finished watching a news video about another multiple homicide which makes no sense at all. The man hugged the little girl, and after her soccer practice, shot her, her mother, and himself. Only the mother survived, and is in critical condition. What’s going on? I see news report after news report, of this same thing happening somewhere… Read more »

sapper3307

Well it started. We have the Army’s first female Combat Engineer 12B up here in Vermont.
But turns out she earned the MOS at a sixteen day long RTI course and not the Eight week long version at Fort Leonard wood. So if you want to be a combat arms MOS without any of the work involved just go thru the National Guard RTI based schools.

Ex-PH2

Remember a few days ago, when bodaprez came back from the Paris climate conference and said we have to add more ethanol to fuel supplies to stretch them? http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/261279-obama-poised-to-issue-contentious-ethanol-mandate Well, according to this EIA report for November, 2015, we have a surplus of oil and gas. https://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/report/global_oil.cfm More important, the damage being done to marginal land and water resources is piling up. Please note the aerial shots in this video that clearly show the damage… Read more »

Ex-PH2

And here’s an article in which the EPA admits that elevated levels of ethanol will damage vehicle engines.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/04/19/ama-epa-acknowledges-ethanol-damages-engines/

I just love stuff like this.

Ex-PH2

Last, but certainly not least, here’s a current article from the Union of Concerned Scientists on the importance of crop rotation, if we’re to have viable tillable land for any kind of crop production.

http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/solutions/advance-sustainable-agriculture/crop-diversity-and-rotation.html#.VmOgG9JdXvE

The current stampede toward single crop production (corn) is doing the same damage that was done decades ago.

Well, the libretards can be thanked for this, too.

Skippy

well what a week it’s been bozoo is about to speak on Sunday so I’m guessing we should be on the lookout for another shooting or bombing because every time he opens his trap shit hits the fan… my guess is he is going to try and make a grap for our firearms instead of enforcing the laws on the books… no big surprise I guess… on a good note I’ve been kick off every… Read more »

Ex-PH2

Tell your sis-in-law to read those articles I linked to, and then ask her if she still thinks he’s a god, or is he a dimwit.