Day by Day

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

I don't know if there's anything that I can say to beat all the essays and speeches made by people far more verbose than me.

There's times when I have to travel in uniform, and I'm always at a loss of what to say when someone comes up to me and says "Thank You".  I don't think I've done nearly enough to deserve that thanks, compared to so many of the people currently serving in all the branches of the military today.  If you really want to thank a veteran, donate to Soldier's Angels, or the USO, or volunteer some time at the local VA hospital or airport USO.  There's no better sight to a Soldier who's laid up at an airport for hours than the brightly lit open door of a USO.  A cup of coffee and a PB&J sammich does wonders for a soul who's been on a plane for hours, and probably has more hours on a plane to look forward to.

In the meantime, I'm off to Portland.  Posting will be spotty for a while.  Toodles!

A peek into our Future

If the Democrat American Communist Party gets it's way.



Just remember, if you want to know the effects of progressivism, all you have to do is look at where it's been implemented.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Semper Fidelis

Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps.


As my father would say "Yeah, don't let that 'Department of the Navy' fool ya.  We're the MENS Department."

Dear Senator McConnell

Go to hell and choke to death on the barbed cock of Satan, you pudding-faced bag of rancid gopher vomit.  THIS is why the Republicans can't be trusted.  THIS is why they were fighting so hard against people like Christine O'Donnell.  They want to go back to business as usual, just like they did during the Bush years.  They're nothing more than a slightly less corrupt version of the Democrat American Communist Party, but with fewer morals, ethics and standards.

If the new blood doesn't make it's effect felt in Congress, there's going to be a third party in 2012.

Publik skools

Data coming out that isn't pretty.
The report argues that the achievement gaps start at young ages, noting that while 12 percent of black boys in the fourth grade boys are proficient in reading, 38 percent of white boys are proficient. In eighth grade, 12 percent of black boys and 44 percent of white boys are are proficient in math. According to the report, poverty levels are only part of the equation because poor white boys (defined by eligibility for subsidized school lunches) are doing as well as black boys who do not live in poverty.
I hate to tell the New York Times or anyone else, but this report is NOT jaw-dropping to anyone who has had to read a piece of correspondence from anyone with a high school diploma.  However, what is jaw dropping is the fact that people are looking at race.  That doesn't happen much, because there's a fear of being labeled a racist.  It's like the new third rail of politics.  But Trog has no fear!

Am I out of line to be thinking of this story?
Blacks struggle with 72 percent unwed mothers rate
I don’t think I am.

No sir, not out of line at all.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Busy

As a one-armed paper hanger today.

Tomorrow ain't looking so good either.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Whittle

I seem to have missed parts three and four.  Damn, I can't believe that.  Let me make it up to you.  Part Five!



Enjoy!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Long Day Closes

I don't know if anyone out there has heard of an a cappella group called The King's Singers.  But if you hadn't, here's your introduction.



On this one there's no actual video, so just turn up your speakers and close your eyes.  They're singing in German, if you want to know.



If there's one form of art that hits me the hardest, it's music.