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That’s right. We still celebrate our independence here. And unlike some other people over by California, we don’t get pissed off if you are wearing a T-shirt with the Stars and Stripes on it.
Also of note, it is our esteemed hosts celebration of another complete trip around Sol, so make sure to give him some luv in the comments, ya hear??
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARMEDGEEK!!
And may you have many, many more
Fifty years ago today, President John Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, who was in turn shot by Jack Ruby, who was sentenced to death but died of a pulmonary embolism before his appeal could be started. This series of events spawned a SHITLOAD of conspiracy theories.
Which spawned a SHITLOAD of books.
And a SHITLOAD of movies and documentaries.
Frankly, I am sick and tired of grassy knoll crap. But it does get to be entertaining. So in light of it being Open Thread Friday, what are your favorite conspiracy theories regarding the assassination of JFK? New or old, doesn’t matter. Just remember that talking about theories regarding current events is verbotten. I won’t be responsible for the NSA seizing AG’s server
A profound and heartfelt thanks.
For my husband, and my brothers-in-law, my neighbors, and my friends.
And for my brother Draco, who never failed to call and thank all of those he knew.
We can never repay what you have sacrificed for your country.
No matter how hard some people try to make this a day of service, or a sale at a store, this is no ordinary day.
On September 11th, we always remember.
And eleven years after that, another attack which left four Americans murdered in Benghazi, Libya.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” -- Edmund Burke
Forgetting lets evil win. Never, ever forget, and make sure to never let those who would choose to dismiss it forget, either.
A few years back, while stationed in Germany, we had the opportunity to visit some really nice places in the Old World. A tourist favorite in Germany is Neuschwanstein, the castle built by Ludwig II. And from the outside, it looks like a fairytale. But most people don’t realize only four rooms were ever finished. The inside is almost barren, which is a shock to most people who are there to see the opulent excesses of a king. His parents’ castle, Hohenschwangau, is a marvel. And defines the term “opulent” to several orders of magnitude.
I loved touring that castle. It had so much history to tell. But the most opulent thing in it was not silver, or gold, or even precious stones. It’s an electric pendant fixture made of red alabaster. Inconspicuous when it’s turned off, but when lit it is simply spectacular.
So, what is the most opulent thing or place you’ve ever seen?
For me, it is one of the saddest holidays, and yet it is also filled with joy, knowing that such courage exists, and such sacrifices are made in defense of freedom.
I give thanks to all the men and women who paid the ultimate price so that I could speak, and worship, and complain, and demonstrate. And to do so in English.
May they never be forgotten, nor their sacrifices be in vain.
Ok, I’m alright now. Anyway, Mental_floss has a list of things that turn 30 years old this year.
The Evil List:
- The Chicken McNugget. Not surprisingly, they taste 30 years old.
- The Disney Channel. Keeping parents hostage legally for decades.
- The Stairmaster. Enough said.
- The Carebears. Ugh…
- My Little Pony. Ugh to the seventh order of magnitude.
The Good List:
- Arpanet. Every geek knows.
- Mario Bros. Ditto.
- Microsoft Word. Ok, that’s a toss-up.
- Sally Ride and Guion Bluford. FTW in space.
- Kilauea began its continuous lava flow to this day.
- Apple IIe.
The Great List:
- The A-Team
It’s a fun read. Just make sure you have a tissue and some hair dye handy before reading it
While battle raged at the Alamo 177 years ago, a free Republic was born when delegates from across Texas met to declare their independence from a Mexican government that had “ceased to protect the lives, liberty, and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived.”
The men who declared Texas Independence knew with every fiber of their being what the price of liberty was, and that same appreciation of liberty still guides the Lone Star State today. We owe it to those who sacrificed it all to fight back whenever freedom is threatened.
I hope you have a happy Texas Independence Day, remember the brave Texians who laid it all on the line, and always stand for liberty. — Senator Ted Cruz
Texas will always stand for Freedom and will always push back against tyranny. Y’all would do well to remember that.
Lately I’ve been feeling the travel bug. I guess it’s residual from Hubby’s deployment to
the hellhole the ME. But my want of travel fluctuates between the ridiculously extravagant (Fiji), to the hellaciously remote (El Hierro), to the pedestrianly mundane (Vegas, baby!!).
There is one place I really, REALLY want to see if money were no object, though.
Seriously, who wouldn’t want to go see a bunch of half-buried statues on an island the size of Houston, situated in the middle of the world’s largest ocean?
So, if money were no object, where would y’all visit? And would you want to live there??
Thirteen years ago today, Texas A&M University suffered the greatest tragedy in its history.
In memory of the twelve who died. Their spirit lives on.
Some may boast of prowess bold
Of the school they think so grand
But there’s a spirit can ne’er be told
It’s the Spirit of Aggieland.
We are the Aggies -- the Aggies are we
True to each other as Aggies can be
We’ve got to FIGHT boys
We’ve got to fight!
We’ve got to fight for Maroon and White
After they’ve boosted all the rest
They will come and join the best
For we are the Aggies -- the Aggies are we
We’re from Texas A.M.C.
From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can’t explain it. We are family.