Weekend Open Thread

| February 28, 2020


Purple is the default religious service (Christian) vestment during the Lenten season. For 2020, it began on February 26 and continues until the evening of Holy Thursday. It’s followed by the smallest liturgical season, Easter Triduum. (massexplained.com)

It’s February 28, 2020. What if your birthday was on the 29th of February? Would you celebrate it on February 28 on non-leap years, or on March 1 on non-leap years? Those born on February 29, participating in the Lenten fast this year, would wait till the following Sunday to celebrate. Enjoy your weekend.

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  1. ChipNASA says:


  2. 5th/77th FA says:


  3. Biermann says:


  4. 26Limabeans says:


  5. Devtun says:


  6. Hack Stone says:

    Hack Stone is resigned to the fact that he will not be able to rightfully claim TAH Weekend Open Thread First Post for Friday, February 28, 2020, as he is a victim of a vast right wing conspiracy that would deny him the title because the moderators of This Ain’t Hell are Deplorables, and proud of it.

    Hack Stone will instead focus his efforts on being the best darn Director Of Media Relations for a proud but humble woman owned business that sells software to the federal government, taking comfort in knowing that if the current Vice President of the company finally assumes a permanent role as President of the company, Hack Stone stands a good chance of being appointed Vice President. This company has a long legacy of supporting the warfighter, as stated by the current Vice President of the company in sworn testimony in a Montgomery County courtroom. Of course, if those warfighters happen to be ISIS, who are we to judge? Let he who is without a mailbox door cast the first death threat.

    Finally, Hack Stone would like to remind everyone to please consult the All Points Logistics website to view the times and locations that Phil Monkress will be working balls this weekend.

  7. 26Limabeans says:

    Congrats ChipNASA. You a whole second ahead of the
    rest of us losers.

    • ChipNASA says:

      It was like maybe 30 seconds to a minute because I was able to post a second comment before anyone else was here but still…..


      EAT IT YOU PLEBEIANS!!!!!!!!

      I. AM. THE. KING!!!!!

  8. Commissioner Wretched says:

    What’s this? The King of Battle … dethroned? ChipNASA … FIRST? Whatever will become of us now? Tune in again next week … same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!

    In the meantime, enjoy this week’s excursion into the weird world of trivia! Stay trivial, my friends.

    When was the first movie made in 3-D filmed?
    By Commissioner Wretched

    Wow, time goes by fast!

    (Yes, I know I have sung that particular refrain before. It’s my column, and I’ll say it again if I want. Sue me.)

    Here we are, the last week of February, and it seems like we just toasted in 2020.

    I’ve already covered the New Year’s resolutions we’ve broken, talked about silly rodents forecasting the weather, and mentioned changing a couple of President’s birthdays to a holiday for all the presidents.

    So what is there to talk about here? Spring is still a few weeks away, baseball season is just beginning with spring training, and the last year of the second decade of the 21st Century is chugging along just fine.

    Oh, I know what I can talk about! This week’s trivia! And here it is, compiled just for you. Enjoy!

    Did you know …

    … World War II was not always fought on the up-and-up? During the war, American OSS agents tried to spike carrots intended to be eaten by German leader Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) with female hormones. The plan was to change Hitler into a woman. (I’ll leave the mental picture of that to you. I would need brain bleach.)

    … ancient Greeks claimed that the sky was bronze in color? No, they weren’t color-blind; they simply did not have a word for “blue.” (Which made them sad and blue, no doubt.)

    … if you add up all the numbers on a standard roulette wheel, the total is 666? (Draw your own conclusions from that.)

    … some cats are actually allergic to humans? Well, not to humans themselves, but more likely to their deodorant or perfumes. (Turnabout is fair play, as they say.)

    … German drivers are allowed to drive naked? What they cannot legally do, however, is get out of the car without any clothes on.

    … King Henry VIII of England slept with a huge battle ax beside him? Henry (1491-1547) kept a large, well-sharpened battle ax beside his bed in case anyone tried to break into his bedchamber and attack him. (I’ll bet you thought I was talking about his mother-in-law, didn’t you?)

    … you may suffer from pteronophobia? No, it’s not an irrational fear of flying dinosaurs, but kind of close – it’s a fear of feathers. Specifically, a fear of being tickled by feathers.

    … the first movie filmed in 3-D was made in 1922? A silent film called The Power of Love was made using a red-green anaglyph system, and required special glasses with one red and one green lens to view and two synchronized projectors to show. The really fascinating part is … it had two different endings that ran at the same time. If you wanted to see a happy ending, you closed the green eye; to see a sad ending, you closed the red eye. Because of the lack of both filters, the ending was in 2-D whichever you chose. And of course, if you just watched with both eyes open, it was an overlapping hot mess that made no sense. No prints of the film in its 3-D style are known to exist today, but the movie was re-released in standard two dimensions as Forbidden Lover, presumably with only one ending. (One does wonder which ending they chose.)

    … the creator of a wildly popular card game is a descendant of a president? Richard Garfield (born 1963) created the game “Magic: the Gathering” in 1993. It is the most successful collectable card game in the world and has earned Garfield more than $10 million. Garfield is the great-great-grandson of James A. Garfield (1831-1881), 20th president of the United States.

    … there is a political party that is based on beer? The Polska Partia Przyjaciol Piwa, or PPPP, is a political party founded in Poland in 1990. Translating the name into English, we get the “Polish Beer Lovers’ Party.” Granted, that’s an odd platform to build a political party on, but they did get 16 seats in the Polish parliament before breaking down into two groups – the Big Beer and Little Beer parties. (Less filling! Tastes great!)

    … the stegosaurus was the dinosaur with the smallest brain? Sure, the dinosaur itself was the size of a Volkswagen van, but its brain was only as big as a walnut. It was so inefficient that the stegosaurus actually had a second brain near its back legs. Really just a thickening of the spinal cord, scientists have long thought that that was the stegie’s back-seat driver, controlling the back legs and tail. (Oh, the jokes I could do right here …)

    … it is illegal to gargle in public in Louisiana? (And it’s unpleasant not to gargle at all.)

    … people in China are known to keep crickets as pets? Not only that, cricket fights are popular there. (I’ll just bet that the leashes they sell for pet crickets are really small, too.)

    … science has a theory of why we forget? According to the latest research, the mind forgets things in order to avoid information overload. Forgetting allows the mind to think more quickly, assimilate new information easier, and avoid emotional “hangovers.” (Okay, fellows, I just gave you what you need for the next time you forget the wife’s birthday.)

    … watching television really is bad for you? A study in Australia in 2011 found that if you watch six hours of television a day, you can reduce your life span by an average of five years. (And considering what passes for programming these days, you also reduce your I.Q. by a dozen or so points.)

    … there are 264 known species of monkeys? (And a lot of them are in Congress.)

    Now … you know!

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Cottonpickin wingwiper done throwed the changed words to “his” song all up and around and on my F5 key CW. Gummed up the works. The post comment circle was going around as slow as Mick trying to be FIRST in line at a specific Naval Aviation Motion picture. I will endeavor and I will persevere in the quest of the Holy Grail of ACE 5 pete of the Coveted FIRST TAH Friday Weekend Open Thread.

      In re the subject of the WOT, my Sister n Law in Dakota is a 29 Feb Birth Child. She sometimes celebrates the 28th of Feb & sometimes the FIRST of March. I’ll be checking on her tomorrow, she doesn’t make a big deal out of birthdays, you know how women can be about the # of birthdays they’ve had. She may be turning 15 this year.

      • The Stranger says:

        Actually, you SHOULD be mad about the changes to “Wild Blue Yonder” because the song predates the establishment of the USAF. Remember, the last line of the first verse is:
        “We live in fame or go down in flames
        Hey, nothing will stop the ARMY Air Force”

        So, as someone who has served in both branches, I’m TWICE as pissed about this as Chip.

    • ninja says:

      “…people in China are known to keep crickets as pets?”

      How many of us have read the Book “A Cricket In Time Square?”

      And no, I am not talking about Jiminy Cricket.

      Without Googling, can anyone guess what IS the name of the Cricket in Time Square?

      (Hint: Same name as Marshal Matt Dillon’s Sidekick…and if you don’t know who Marshal Dillon is, oh, well).


      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Chester…and if you don’t know who Matt Dillon is…there is no help for you…and you need to get out of this Country.

        Chester is also the name of a Fried Chicken Franchise that is popular in many C Stores or Baby Truck Stops.


        • David says:

          And The Greatest Dog In The World (gotta be a Bruce Willis fan for that one).

          First 3D film I ever saw was either Andy Warhol’s ‘Frankenstein’ or ‘Dracula’. Either way, I want my 4 hours back for both.

          And quit insulting monkeys… those Congressfolks are stegasaurus descendants!

          • 11B-Mailclerk says:

            Greatest dog? Bruce Willis?


            Wally Cox

            “There’s no need to fear!
            … Underdog is here!”

            (Trumpet! Boom!)

            Well, greatest dog until popping “energy pills” from a stash ring became kinda uncool….


        • Skyjumper says:

          Well now 5th/77th FA, don’t be jumpin’ the gun (bad pun intended) with the Chester answer. Did you forget about Festus Haggen played by Ken Curtis?

          • 5th/77th FA says:

            Ah cheese and rice youse guys, which is other regional for,Hey soos cristos amigos, or Hells to the nah Bubba, y’all wrong. Festus (and his male mule named Ruth) was a Matt Dillon sidekick, but the FIRST sidekick and the right answer to ninja’s question would be Chester, with the limp. Prior to becoming Matthew’s Deputy US Marshal, Ken Curtis did parts in Paladin (FIRST name was Wire), Rawhide, Wanted Dead or Alive, among others. He had major roles in a multitude of John Wayne Pictures including The Horse Soldiers (The Story of Grierson’s Federal Cavalry Raid thru Mississippi). Dontcha see, his name was a good guess, but not a good answer. Miss Kitty and ol’ Doc will back me up. Pass me a Trisket with some of that good Gouda sliced on it. Thanks Bro.

            • ninja says:


              KoB is correct: The answer is “Chester”(“Hey, Mr.Dillion!”).

              The name of the Cricket in Times Square is “Chester”.

              Yep, Chester (Dennis Weaver) walked with a limp.

              Bert Reynolds was on Gunsmoke.

              Amanda Blake, Miss Kitty, liked the company of women.

              James Arness’s Brother was Peter Graves (Mission Impossible & Airplane!).

              James Arness played the Thing in “The Thing From Another World” (1951). He looked like a giant carrot in that movie.

              Peter Graves was in “Stalong 13” as the bad guy to William Holden’s good guy character.

              I can go on and on and on…😉😎

              • Hack Stone says:

                Marshal Dillon on the radio version of Gunsmoke was played by…….

                William Conrad, better known as Frank Cannon or The Fatman in Jake And The Fatman.

      • William Conrad was Matt Dillon on the radio.

        • ninja says:


          William Conrad was also the Voice on the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons!

          • rgr1480 says:

            No kidding? I didn’t know that.

          • ninja;
            I have the whole Rocky & Bullwinkle DVD collection I bought a number of years ago. I think it came on TV in around 1959. The only one that I remember was June Foray who did Rocky’s voice, and she passed away a year or two ago. Also a nice behind the scenes book came with the set from the daughter of the person who did the series. Also have the Red Greene DVD set.

        • rgr769 says:

          Yes, he was. I listen to those radio Gunsmoke episodes all the time. Chester was played by Parley Baer. Conrad was in many hundreds of other radio programs in addition to Gunsmoke. He wanted the TV gig, but the suits said he was too short and heavy.

        • Hack Stone says:

          Hack should have read your post before making his comment.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Dinosaur with smallest brain? Bernie Sanders

      • ArmyATC says:

        Who has the tiniest brain? A broken down old clueless Communist who never had a real job in his life, or a dementia addled career politician who never accomplished a thing in his life?

        • Graybeard says:

          Two guys trying to answer the question “How dumb can you be?”

          And proving P.T. Barnum’s comment is still true.

    • ArmyATC says:

      “Forgetting allows the mind to think more quickly, assimilate new information easier, and avoid emotional “hangovers.”

      Wow! I must be the happiest person to think at light speed…what was I saying?

  9. Former EM1/SS says:

    I choose to identify as First.

    So there!

  10. Ret_25X says:

    The Sergeant Major does not need get here first to be first.

    It’s a perk, you know 😉

  11. marinedad61 says:

    Need more Elko? Need more POW*MIA?
    Well, here it is.
    The National CEO of POW*MIA Families (Ann),
    gets off on the phony badass black leather vest game, too.

    This is her at the 2011 Elko Chili Feed, flanked by
    COL Phony Combat Gulf War (Times) Veteran You Know Who, and
    LTC Phony CIB 25-year 2nd-in-raunch.

    CEO Ann also attended the 2019 and 2020 Elko Chili Feeds.
    (Photos on Fakebook)
    Wouldn’t it be hilarious IF CEO Ann was ALSO a VEST PHONY?


    • Ret_25X says:

      should be easy enough to find that out…..

    • rgr769 says:

      Well one thing is for sure; you certainly made a dent in their bogus attire, compared to February of last year.

      • marinedad61 says:

        Thanks, rgr769.
        I bow in respect to this website for their diligence.
        There will be more Elko parades, more ceremonies,
        more blingy vesty biker convoys, and more of the
        Elko POW*MIA Awareness Ass. celebrating themselves.

        Everyone can keep tabs on 2020 upcoming events HERE…

      • marinedad61 says:


        Also, it’s quite likely that
        Les Brown will NEVER wear Army BDUs again.


        If he wears his BDUs unchanged at another Elko parade,
        it’s a whole new TAH webpage of continuing CIB Stolen Valor and more,
        and a recap of all the nonsense defended, condoned, and perpetrated by the Elko POW*MIA Awareness Ass.

        If Les Brown wears his de-patched Army BDUs,
        it’s a whole new TAH webpage,
        with before and after photos,
        proving his 10+ years of Stolen Valor phony combat lying.

        I predict Les Brown will now morph into Black Ops Les,
        looking all dark and disturbed,
        because it’s “for the cause.”

        He has reason.
        There’s too many cameras in Elko watching him now.

  12. Roh-Dog says:

    Ain’t first, ain’t last, my girl says I’m the bestest.

    Gun news, lots of boogaloo references that’ll make you smile:

    Have a great weekend y’all!
    Wash your hands!!!!
    Danny B is still subterranean.

  13. 26Limabeans says:

    Does anyone know if you can get the
    Corona virus from a toilet seat?

    asking for a friend.

  14. ninja says:

    Happy 82nd Birthday to Domingo “Sam” Samudio, AKA “Sam the Sham”.

    Performed as Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs in the 1960s. Recorded “Wooly Bully” in 1964.

    Will always remember them for their Classic Single “Little Red Riding Hood”.


    • David says:

      Saw and met him at a party… I recall him being big enough no one wanted to give him shit about his earring. In the mid 60s, only one kind of guy wore one, and which ear was VERY important.

      • ninja says:

        David: That is a good story.

        I can’t believe he is 82.

        3 years from now, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards will be 80 years old! (Both born in 1943).

        Paul McCartney will be 80 in 20 years and Ringo Starr will be 80 this year!

  15. thebesig says:

    There are claims that the Chinese are testing and getting ready to deploy approximately 100,000 ducks to tackle the locust swarm in Pakistan.


    • SFC D says:

      No no no, you use seagulls for crickets!

    • ninja says:

      And for your next conspiracy theory:

      Sure the Chinese are deploying ducks to get rid of locusts. That’s just a cover up in order for the Chinese to spread that nasty Beer Virus to Pakistan so that the folk in Viet of the Nam can make more face masks for others to sell on Amazon & Ebay.

      😆 *sarc on*

  16. thebesig says:

    A woman was happy about her pending abortion experience. She showed a video showing her movement to the abortion clinic. This video went viral:


    • thebesig says:

      Would you get similar results to the Oreo Supreme Cookie if you just overbake brownies, then put two slices together with whip cream in between the two? :mrgreen:

    • My upstairs bernie supporter was telling me earlier that all the stores he went to are out of surgical face masks plus Home Depot is out of face type respirators. The corona beer virus is a virus and a mask would do no good But a class 11 fully encapsilated hazmat suit/SCBA would do the job and not to run out of air, one could use an inline air supply with a 10 mile hose attached to the face piece if one stays local in his/hers neighborhood. Sorry, but I had to make lite out of this since the Lame stream media are rooting for this virus by whipping up how it will spread and kill everyone and are hysterical, blaming Trump for the falling stock market.

      • ninja says:

        The thing is, Jeff, is that the folks who are supposed to wear them are the ones with the virus, not healthy folks!


    • Thunderstixx says:

      I’m putting my Led Zeppelin Concert Ticket from the Kingdome in Seattle on eBay.
      I have to try to sell it because my 3 daughters are fighting each other to get the thing when I die…..
      So, it will be up there in an auction with the starting bid at $5,000.00.
      After all a ticket from the baby boom generation concert is rare indeed !!!
      Best concert I ever went to. It cost $8.50 to get in. Festival seating so no chairs on the floor and Carl Chrobak and I had 100 level tickets so I was about 15 ft from the stage.
      Robert Plant was spitting on the crowd and had a smoked sausage about 2 ft long stuffed into his skin tight pants.
      Yep, best concert ever followed by Yes, (I’m a true diehard Yes fan) and a very close second for the Supertramp concert at the Paramount Northwest also in Seattle.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Drama tour, Civic Arena in Pittsburg. Yes “in the round”, center of the arena, on a rotating stage.

        Great times.

  17. ninja says:

    Well, this is interesting.

    Have this feeling that KoB is not going to like this.

    “All ‘Confederate-Related Paraphernalia’ Should Be Removed From Marine Bases, Commandant Directs”


    “Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger wants the Corps to remove all “Confederate-related paraphernalia” from Marine bases.”

    Berger also wants more Women serving in Ground-Combat jobs:

    “Top Marine General Wants More Women Serving in Ground-Combat Jobs”


    “The Marine Corps’ top general wants to see more female officers leading infantry battalions and will consider bringing back women who’ve left active duty if they’re willing to serve in ground-combat jobs that were once open only to men.”

    “Commandant Gen. David Berger said Friday that he wants to see more active-duty female company-grade officers volunteering to attend the Infantry Officer Course and assigned to infantry battalions if they complete it.”

    The Times They Are A-Changing.

    You Be The Judge.

    • SFC D says:

      If the Army does this, we’re gonna have to rename bases.

      • ninja says:

        SFC D:

        Please don’t jinx us!


        Bragg, Benning, Gordon, Lee, AP Hill, Pickett, Rucker, Polk, Jackson, Hood…

        • Hondo says:

          Bragg, Benning, GordAn, Lee, AP Hill, Pickett, Rucker, Polk, Jackson, Hood…

          I think there might be a typo somewhere in there, ninja. (smile)

          • AW1Ed says:

            Com’on Hondo. Ninja doesn’t have edit powers, and us squids don’t know the difference. Or care, for that matter.*grin*
            So I fixed it.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      If this keeps going at this rate we’ll cease to be America last week.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        ninja had seen a heads up on this earlier and hadn’t dug into it yet. I repeat, all things Confederate is just the low hanging, easy to get to fruit. When all of that is picked clean, then the concentrated assault on the Christian Flag and the US Flag. Not to mention other War Memorials scattered throughout the country side. The Heritage Defense Troops are on this.

        Someone may want to go check the headstones of the 13th Commander of the US Marine Corps General John A. Lejeune, it may be loose from all the spinning he’s doing in his grave. His father was Confederate Captain Ovide Lejeune. While we’re at it check Marine Lt. Gen Lewis “Chesty” Puller’s site. His Grandfather was Confederate Major John Puller, 5th VA Cav MW at Battle of Kelly’s Ford, 1863. Took a cannonball to the belly and continued the fight until he died of wounds. Four former Confederate Generals, 1 Colonel, and 1 Captain served as Generals in the US Army during the SP/AM War. I can give more examples of Sons and Grandsons of CSA Vets who proudly served in the US Military, if anyone is interested. I am one.

        There are over 70 million Americans alive today who are descendants of Confederate Veterans.

        The following Congressional Acts recognized Confederate Veterans to be equal to Union Veterans:

        Congressional Act FY 1901 /s/ 6 June 1900
        Congressional Act 9 March 1906
        U.S. Public Law 810 Approved by Congress 26 Feb 1929
        U.S. Public Law 85-425; Sec 410 Approved 23 May 1958

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      This just in: A Bulletin has just been posted in DoD Motor Pools that the phrase Transmission or “Tranny Fluid” has been banned and the lubricant will now be known as “Gender Neutral Transmission Lubricant”!

    • rgr769 says:

      Let me guess, a Commander Zero favored general said this.

  18. ninja says:

    Check out this 2 Minute Video from the Florida Times.

    Yes, Florida again.

    Craig “Doc” Glynn of Brevard County, Florida claimed Top Military Honors such as the Distinguished Service Cross, 2 Silver Stars, 10 Bronze Stars, 9 Purple Hearts, possibly the POW Medal, the CIB, the Combat Medical Badge, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

    He is supposedly a Vietnam Veteran Green Beret Medic.

    Military Phony is recognized on the video.



    Here is the Craig “Doc” Glynn’s Fakebook Account:


    Check out his Desert BDUs and his Beret under his photos.

    This 6 April 2019 article stated he is being considered for the Medal of Honor (DSC being upgraded).


    “Speaking of our nation’s highest award for valor, retired Army Master Sgt. Craig “Doc” Glynn’s phenomenal combat record from his Vietnam service — he had already been decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross — is reportedly being reviewed at the highest levels for possible upgrade to the Medal of Honor.”

    You Be The Judge.

  19. thebesig says:

    Woman charged with killing her husband. Her original claim was that he fell overboard and drowned and that she slipped in an attempt to save him. His body was recovered after the incident and they discovered that he was poisoned. Sometime after his death, handwritten changes to the husband’s will allocated 80% of his estate to the woman’s six daughters and only 20% to his two children.


  20. thebesig says:

    Batmobile impounded in Russia, not properly registered for road use. The towing that was required added to the fines that the owner had to pay:


    • 26Limabeans says:

      Fedex delivered a Bat house today from
      BATBNB. Gonna help the bats come back.
      My dad showed me how to catch them.
      Toss pebbles up in the air at dusk and they
      will dive for them thinking they are bugs.
      When close enough to you scoop them with
      a fish net. Then let them go.
      My dad was a B-17 Gunner so he was pretty
      good at catching bats as well.

  21. Sparks says:

    Ex-Army grunt and Air Force type guy with a Navy question. Having watched, with some disappointment, the movie “Hunter Killer”, can you Navy folks tell how accurate it is? I saw the torpedo compartment and it made the sub look 50 yards with inside. Also, are subs coed now? Because there’s a gal working commo. Thanks and have a great weekend.

    • AW1Ed says:

      Haven’t watched on purpose. While I haven’t been aboard a US SSN- Fast Attack- in a very long time, the torpedo compartment is one of the larger spaces, but no where near 50 yards long.
      And yes, female Officers are currently serving on SSBN’s, the ballistic missile boats. They have barely enough room to have separate quarters for the ladies. I’m sure Enlisted females and duty on SSNs are not far off, if not already implemented.
      Any of our Bubbleheads out there to confirm?

  22. thebesig says:

    Horse eats a chick:

    • ninja says:

      The PETA folks are gonna come get you, thebesig!!

      Chicks, Horses, Bats, Ducks, Locusts, Black Widows….

      Had to quickly turn it off that video when I suspected what was going to happen.

      Now what is it you gave up for Lent?


      • marinedad61 says:

        Ever see Chinese circus bear and monkey bicycle races?

        When the monkey veers off path, and trips up the bear….

  23. thebesig says:

    A wild hog gets drunk from people’s unsecured alcohol, gets drunk, winds up in a fight with a cow…

  24. ninja says:


    Did you all know that since you now know me, ninja, that you are officially 6th Degrees of Kevin Bacon?

    Yep. One of my High School Buddies who works in the Music Industry in Nashville, TN. contacted me the other day to let me know that I am now 6th Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

    Turns out one of the office managers for the Music Company he works with has a Cousin who does Make-Up work in California.

    That make-up artist did make up for Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon’s wife.

    That’s my story…and I’m sticking to it.

    Thank Goodness Kevin Bacon or Kyra Sedgwick never had a part in a movie that has the initials “TG” that starred “TC”, because if that had happened, a TAH Member with the initials “m.i.c.k” would be on the highway to the danger zone…


    • 5th/77th FA says:

      I would like to make out with Kyra Sedgwick. She takes me up several degrees. I could get footloose AND fancy free with her. I also like bacon…the side meat from a porcine critter. Goes real good on fresh light bread with a home grown ‘mater, and some Duke’s Mayo, stuffed inside a cat headed biscuit…well…you get the picture. On the 8th day God created bacon. The other Bacon, the alleged motion picture star? Well not so much. He almost lost his starring role in that dancing picture to a certain sawed off, short stroke, self centered, no flying, no Naval Aviator Designated. And that’s a good thing. If a certain TC had of gotten a little footloose, a certain m.i.c.k would never be able to dance again.

    • OWB says:

      Not really sure what most of that even means, but deduce it to be something akin to who we know and a branch or two of the assorted family trees. So, would simply tell you that I can’t tell you which well known tele star/s gradjiated from my high school, the one with whom I shared a bunk bed at summer camp, or a cousin who enjoyed a fairly long run on a TV show. All of those would be one degree of separation, right?

  25. The Other Whitey says:

    Red Dawn progress for those interested. Spent the last ten days at work, so not much new. Mainly rocks, dirt, and grass.


    • 5th/77th FA says:

      A lot of us are watching, and appreciating the updates on the progress TOW. The right look to the dirt and grass is as important as the gear. I mean, you wouldn’t have seaweed and beach sand, or black loam and cotton plants, now would ya?


  26. Graybeard says:

    Top 100.
    I’ve spent all week working a “Mexican Backhoe” trying to clean out root-clogged septic lines.
    Not a lot of fun, but
    (1) I’m still healthy enough to do it (but almost as sore as 5th/77th FA is about not being First today)
    (2) The weather in the GB Compound AO has been clear, cool, and dry.

    Getting a sewer snake stuck downline, and having to dig up the line trying to find the cause, was not fun, either. Turns out a ton of sand has seeped in through the joints over the last 15-20 years, and the sewer snake got clogged up in sand, not the roots – although there were plenty of roots involved.

    Best upper-body workout I’ve had in years.

    Hope all you fine folks (and Hondo, too) have a great weekend.

    Oh, Bernath is still dead, and Esptein didn’t kill himself.

  27. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Eleventy-something and Honorary First once again.


  28. Thunderstixx says:

    Twooth hundred and twenty twooth !!!
    Spending some quality time with my Cat named Bofors, he’s my 40 Mike Mike Kitty Cat.
    Also spending some quality time with my Doggie, Peenutt the Mutt who is a super cute Schlab doggie.
    (Part Schnauzer and part Labrador.)
    Life is good for me now and I am enjoying it as much as I can.
    Life isn’t too short, death is too long…..
    Take care my friends and take lots of pictures of everything and everyone around you.
    Nobody ever dies and says that they took too many pictures. I took thousands of pictures when I was stationed in Alaska. That is something that I truly enjoy these days as I sit and catalogue them with some notes about who is in them and where these were taken…
    My little Asahi Pentax was the only camera that worked at 40 below zero…..

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      My Pentax K-1000 was a great camera. Lasted about 30 years.

      Florida killed it. Some sort of mold grew in not-fixable places. Mechanically it works, but the meter and the flash control are dead. The original lens also grew mold in some odd places inside.

      That stuff was some kind of Andromeda Strain.

  29. Combat Historian says:

    On the road and enjoying a free hotel night in a resort town; unfortunately the hotel bed is as hard as a rock…ouch.

  30. 3/10/MED/b says:

    Awaiting any incoming on Wilted Willy, over;
    (Past due, but welcome back, Ex-PH2…)

    b out

    • AW1Ed says:

      I posted up last week- he’s home and recuperating. I expected him to be commenting by now, but that is entirely up to him. He’s very grateful for all the kind thoughts and well wishes sent by his brother and sister TAH’ers.
      We all look forward to his return here.

      • 3/10/MED/b says:

        Thank you, Sir.

        b out

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          And thank you, 3/10MED/b. I have more to come but issues are being solved. If I “disappear”, it’s because I forgot to take the phone charger cord along – AGAIN!

        • AW1Ed says:

          Dammit 3/10. Told you before. I hear “Sir” and I look around to see who walked into the room.
          I’ll answer to:
          or just Ed.

  31. thebesig says:

    According to Michael Bloomberg, none of the other candidates competing for the nomination has the management skills that he has.


  32. thebesig says:

    Mitt Romney receives standing ovation for being a blue falcon with his impeachment vote. His name got booed where it mattered, at CPAC.


  33. thebesig says:

    The Ninth Circuit reversed an order it gave, earlier in the day, that blocked President Trump’s stay in Mexico policy for those seeking asylum. The government has until Monday to present its argument, those opposed to President Trump’s policy towards asylum seekers/potential illegal immigrants have until Monday to present their argument.


  34. OWB says:

    Egads. Almost forgot I’m supposed to be somewhere in an hour or so. Not sure what it is, but will show up to support some friends who are hosting the event. Not sure if it is something formal (not likely), or casual so will go for something in between. And not be surprised to discover I have to do more than just be there. Too often I get tasked to take over for whoever doesn’t show up – anything from emcee to curtain puller.

  35. marinedad61 says:


    Facebook has just dinged my comment to someone
    with a link to the TAH “Contact Us” page..
    as SPAM.

    I’ve been put in “Group Comments Facebook Jail” TWICE
    (3 days each)
    for linking TAH pages (on phonies) to comments on posts
    in Facebook groups.

    Unsure if the “Contact Us” link in a comment today,
    telling someone to contact you via email,
    will get me more Facebook Jail.

    Someone here must be able to convince Facebook…
    that TAH / VG is NOT spam, NOT harassment,
    and a valuable service to veterans.

    Ugh, Facebook.
    (NOT Spam) >>> https://valorguardians.com/blog/?page_id=1206

    • marinedad61 says:

      Yep. Just got 3 (more) days of Group Comments Facebook Jail….
      for linking your “Contact Us” page.

      This is my “disagree” reply to Facebook….

      [I comment with a link to the “Contact Us” page for valorguardians.com,
      a veteran run webpage that outs Military Phonies and Stolen Valor.
      You called this SPAM (it’s NOT spam),
      and now you put me on 3 days (a mistake).
      Please VERIFY for yourself that Valor Guardians / This Ain’t Hell
      is not only a truthful and legitimate website,
      but a great service to Americans and US Military.]

      Fakebook is caving to the FAKES.

    • marinedad61 says:

      What this means…
      after 3 Facebook Jails (3 days each),
      is that Facebook has me marked.
      and someone ELSE needs to step up on newly outed phonies,
      when the webpage hits, and the shit flies.

    • thebesig says:

      I will get this out to the others.

      • marinedad61 says:

        Thanks, thebesig.

        It sucks to be forced to step back,
        mostly because the friends and defenders of certain phonies
        (I suspect the Elko POW*MIA Awareness Ass.)
        are still fighting back
        by reporting EVERYTHING they see to Fakebook.

        Fakebook should know better.
        Elko County, NV mostly knows what’s up with Les (now),
        thanks to this website.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Well, if it’s Elko, they didn’t like being found out as fakes and it’s their way of getting even with you, marinedad61. Fakebook can’t handle the truth.

        I’d let it go and wait to see if the Elko Chili Bums try to sue you. Keep all your stuff together, but otherwise, let it go now. If you don’t, it can be considered harassment on your part.

        • marinedad61 says:

          Ok. Well, you can’t win a libel suit
          over truthful comments and links.

          Their 2020 Chili Feed was down over 10% from last year,
          their first decrease ever.
          It wasn’t my fault.
          It’s the fault of their outed Phony Commander,
          and their entire organization defending him,
          letting him hide behind them in silence.

          However, my recent commments in Elko Facebook groups
          in the week leading up the Chili Feed,
          truth graphics about Germany, CIB, and NOT a Gulf War Veteran, and other comments with links to the TAH series of webpages about all of them,
          didn’t bring them any new chili customers.


  36. thebesig says:

    Sex robots must be programmed properly to reduce the risk that they might engage in sexual assault:


    • rgr769 says:

      This is great news. Sex robots are the ultimate solution for the “incels.” They can have a “girlfriend” that they can name “Becky” and never have to compete with a “Chad.” Plus, maybe the robots could be programmed to end them; a final solution to their miserable existence. And the best part is no crime stat. Their deaths will be classified as “misadventure.”

  37. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    It is truly amazing how much fear and near panic has been sown, malice aforethought, by the Left over something that ranks as “bad cold” for most exposed, and “moderate to bad flu” for vulnerable folks.

    Malice aforethought.

    Much as the Left has slunk away from more “investigations”, as a loser of a strategy, their perfidy over a new cold/flu variant will come back to bite them on the ass.

    Just goes to show how bankrupt they are, politically and morally.


    • 5th/77th FA says:

      I feel ya Bro. Watched at some of the talking heads this morning. My exposure to them is limited since I don’t have cable/SatTV and the local broadcast channels show a lot of paid church programs on Sunday Morn. Did watch part of that scrunt Margaret Brennan this am. She was beating up on the Sec of HS and Surg Gen on her version of “orange man bad” Trump’s fault” “We’re Doooooooooooooommmmmmeeeeed!” On each point they were giving her the facts and she kept brushing it all off back to the “We’re Doooooooooooooooommmmmeeeeeeedddd!” I was finally saved from it all when ‘Ed put up the Sites that link to this Post on the FGS.

  38. rgr769 says:

    Welp, it is official. Mayor Buttplug is out of the race. What a shame, now we won’t see any more video clips of him slobbering all over his “husband” on the campaign trail.

  39. marinedad61 says:

    Well, this is interesting.
    A warning email from AMAZON.

    Remember GERALD YOUNG, the Phony Lone Survivor
    selling BBQ Sauce in Iowa?


    It took a few months,
    but my Amazon review outing him as a phony went poof, and
    Amazon is letting me know that truth in reviews is bad (for business).

    The Community Team
    To: (me)
    One or more of your posts were found to be outside our guidelines.
    In order to help our customers make informed choices,
    we encourage them to review the product and contribute information about it. However, Community content that violate our guidelines or Conditions of Use will be removed.

    Please consider this a first warning.

    Before submitting your next post,
    please refer to our Customer Guidelines:
    (Link to Amazon guidelines)

    Failure to comply with our policies may result in your account being banned from taking part in Community features.

    Thanks for your understanding in this matter.
    (end paste)

    Can’t let outing a Stolen Valor phony interfere with internet sales,
    can we AMAZON?