Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Evolving news...

The Center for Disease Control has released
a list of symptoms of bird flu.

If you experience any of the following, please seek medical treatment immediately.

1. High fever

2. Congestion

3. Nausea

4. Fatigue

5. Aching in the joints

6. An irresistible urge to
crap on someone's windshield

Friday, November 18, 2005

My duty as a

...tried and true Demorat...

I must be ever vigilant in ferreting out the halfvast evil right wing nut job conspiracy.

Perhaps, I should out what is so obviously a CIA black operation that seems to be going on right here! Hmmmmm...

Thanks to cousin Jim in Columbus, Ohio.

Gee whiz...

...I wonder why I found this on the blog of an Egyptian friend and not on the front page of the Knee Jerk Times or the Washington Compost...

Saudi officials think the US media portrays the kingdom in a very negative way and doesn't highlight the anti-terror efforts of the theocracy. Well, it is very hard for Americans and the world to have a positive outlook towards Saudi especially after Saudi courts sentences a high school professor to three years in prison and 750 lashes — 50 lashes per week for 15 weeks. The teacher's crime? He was a staunch enemy of terrorists.

Enjoy your weekend while you still can.


I am really...

...fond of saying that, "Marines are always welcome in the BOG, but relatives should phone ahead." Well there are some Marines that I don't care for as much as others. Like, O.K. - I'm sorry about the night we took a bar apart stick by stick outside of DaNang. But it was a pretty fair fight and I forgive the 6 marines that were losers. You guys tried and God loves you anyway. I love you too. And there are no hard feelings on my end. You guys are all welcome in the BOG.

Now the other shoe comes down. I found a Marine that is NOT welcome in the BOG. Retired Col. Murtha is the Congressional/Demoratic equivalent of Cindy Sheehan! Now that I have spoken/thought/written those idiot's names I will have to go and wash my body with lysol to get rid of the smell and the taste.

The frog is livid with rage at the MURTHA FREAK!

I burried a real Marine yesterday, with full honors. And the shell casings from the volley are in his flag.

Murtha turns my stomach.

Pissed off in the bog,


Thursday, November 17, 2005

Oooh... Oooh...

...A freshly baked Green Citroen with glass of LaFitte Rothschilde 1838. I just love French cooking. Julia Childe - obviously called to cook in heaven before she was done on earth...

Oh goodness... the colors are coming back again. I haven't had this much fun since 1963...



Veterans Day...

...has become, for me, as for my Canadian friends, a Day of Remembrance. I think on my kith and kin that fought, and sometimes died, in every war since 1776. Well, I take that back I – didn’t have anyone at the Alamo, or with Black Jack Pershing on the Mexican border. Contemplating why we are free is not always pleasant. The resulting freedom is pleasant.

I re-acquaint myself with companions of my youth that died in Vietnam and Cambodia and Laos. And some of my companions on those battlefields that did not come home, or with whom I have lost contact over the years. My celebration is deeply personal, but no longer troubling.

Other people celebrate in different ways. The Less Than Honorable Democratic Senator from West Virginia, celebrated by announcing his commiseration in sharing intelligence with the enemy concerning the possibility of invasion of Iraq. Gee whiz Billy, could that have something to do the disappearance of WMDs. Golly, what might Syria and various elements in other Middle Eastern countries have done with advance information? Does the term “quisling” come to mind?

Oh yes… and the Honorable Mouth from Massachusetts got the headlines he adores. The Al Jazeera headline on the 17th of November was Fat Teddy saying “Iraq is Bush’s Vietnam”. That is so special coming from a person of his moral caliber. He has to do something. Hey… he’s a bad driver and he’s large boar. But that doesn’t make our guys and gals with boots on the ground in harm’s way feel any better. I know that pictures of Hanoi Jane did not improve my morale.

And, I especially love the Demorat’s contribution to our nation’s Veterans’ Day celebration. A bill (thankfully defeated) which would have put our problems in Iraq on a timetable for withdrawal was their contribution. You know the routine. Declare that we lose and bring the troops home with defeat and dishonor. Hey, it worked in the Nam, in spite of the fact that we were winning. If you don’t believe we were winning, look at several interviews and writings by General Giap after the war. Special thanx go the spineless Weepublicans who (to preserve a position with one foot firmly planted on each side of the political aisle) presented and passed (to the glee of the Demorats) a bill only slightly less heinous.

Oh yes, I especially liked the Washington Compost’s contributions to the festivities. There’s nothing quite so special as the publishing of information about clandestine operations in a time of war. That is just so special! And the use of torture, oh my… that’s just not nice. Excuse me. We are dealing with people who are will to behead 3 young girls in Indonesia who made the mistake of walking to school. Oh, did anybody mention it was Christian School. If the bomb is ticking and it will protect my grand children, pull out their toenails!

However, let’s look at the positive side of Veterans day…

Let civilian voices argue the merits or demerits of our processes of government: Whether our strength is being sapped by deficit financing indulged in too long, by Federal paternalism grown too mighty, by power groups grown too arrogant, by politics grown too corrupt, by crime grown too rampant, by morals grown too low, by taxes grown too high, by extremists grown too violent; whether our personal liberties are as thorough and complete as they should be.
These great national problems are not for your professional participation or military solution. Your guidepost stands out like a ten-fold beacon in the night: Duty, honor, country.
You are the leaven which binds together the entire fabric of our national system of defense. From your ranks come the great captains who hold the Nation's destiny in their hands the moment the war tocsin sounds.
The long, gray line has never failed us. Were you to do so, a million ghosts in olive drab, in brown khaki, in blue and gray, would rise from their white crosses, thundering those magic words: Duty, honor, country.

Douglas MacArthur – 1962

And from an earlier time…

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in the crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the conflict.

Thomas Payne 1776

To all who dropped by around Veterans Day with good words, thank you. To quote an old Beatles song…

I get by with a little help from my friends!

God bless the U.S.A.

Peace and all good,


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