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Best post so far- do not view them. I don't get all bent out of shape when I stay in a hotel that has a bible in the nightstand.
I hate social media and don't have a Facebook account either. Last year the program I had posted on for over 12 years decided to make everyone get a Facebook account and soon the membership fell from about 1200 to the neighborhood of approximately 150, and I am told that the numbers dwindle everyday. I don't like the intrusiveness of Facebook, or any social media program for that fact. Maybe I will get one, who knows, but will have to be coached thru how to use it. Lucky me tho, my granddaughter is coming for a visit and maybe can teach me. If not, I guess I will say bye bye too. If not, see ya later in the print section. I do think it is a good idea tho, to change the format for some comments were pretty rough lately.
Yesssssssss......how true bigbob. One thing I would like to see them investigate is all the crazy head checks that the government doles out every month. When I worked as a visiting nurse I went into homes where kids not only told me that "mama says I don't have to worry about working, the government is going to take care of us like it does now"...and my all time favorite was - - "Mama said if I can get a crazy head check that will be good. All I have to do is act like my brother. Mama said it is easy to act crazy."
Haha, Red......I did the same thing....after a while they didn't believe me till I told them to come to this web page. Now they are true believers. I have spent most of May going to college and high school graduations and the topic of welfare and entitlements has come up a lot, especially with those parents getting ready to send their child/children off to college. There is resentment among them about how the welfare kids get a free ride and seldom ever make it thru the first quarter of their first year of college. The parents who have worked hard to provide for their children resent the fact too that so much scholarship money is wasted on idiots who can carry or bounce a ball but not read or write. One of the observers, a very elegant looking lady behind me, at a recent graduation made a comment during the ceremony. The speaker asked, as most do during the awarding of the diplomas, that the applause be held until each child had received their diploma and then they could applaud. Of course the speaker's words fell on deaf ears, as the whooping and hollering started when a segment of students began to walk. She said "that is probably their grandparents who raised them doing the whooping and hollering. I hope they take pictures because it is probably the last time they will see one of them getting a diploma." Then one young man started to walk to receive his and put on a show....pretending to drop his diploma and his crowd laughed and carried on as if he gave a fantastic comedy routine. He then bowed and walked off the stage. Then I again heard the lady behind me say that he was 19 and already had 2 baby mamas....one child was 4 (YES 4!) and the other was 2. Kinda made me want to jump out of my seat and tackle him and choke him. Ah, the wonders of the welfare world we live in.
Our retiree newsletter we get from MCLB said the program this year is not going to be open to the public, whether or not they have fireworks. It is only going to be open to those who are active duty, retirees or civilians working at the base, (and family members) according to the newsletter. I also noticed yesterday when we went on base that they are really committed to security...lots of new fences and barriers and only one lane to enter the base on Fleming Road.
As the wife of a military retiree I would like to say how nice it is to see the American public giving such recognition to those who gave their lives so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. Also, thanks for recognizing veterans and active duty personnel of the US military. It is a far cry from when my husband came back from Vietnam and was spit on in LAX because he had on his military fatigues.
You mentioned Ole Jesse.....hahaha... don't hear a lot from him since his little boy got into big trouble now, do we?
rock, sounds like you and I played by the rules and had a very good set of parents to instill all the "right stuff" in us. Yes we paid our dues and now it is time to sit back and enjoy the rewards. One problem my parents had, being in the Depression, is that they never could enjoy life. They were so afraid it would happen again in their lifetime. They had a sizable estate when they passed away and it came to the kids. No enjoyment at all was/is felt because of how hard I know they worked so they could pass it on to us. We all encouraged them to go places but Dad said that after being in the Army for so long he hung up his traveling shoes. The lesson I learned from their lives was to enjoy each day to the fullest. I do too!!!
Nawwwww..........not from me and I am over 65, love life and have a very good one. Every night when I lay my head on my pillow I am a happy camper because my husband and I have worked hard to achieve what we have....never had to ask for a handout from any agency....always been able to provide for ourselves, don't complain about the way things are, and am living a good life. It doesn't bother me to get blamed.
Yes, I find them funny and fun to read but don't tell anyone I said that, OK? It sure breaks up my dull day when two or more get on a rant. Well depends on who is ranting. Some I don't bother with. Ho Hum.
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