Tuesday, July 5, 2022

When we honor the last of the best of the greatest generation...

 When you hear them say 'They don't make 'em 
like they used to', think of guys like Woodie... 


Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in honor at the Capitol. A date and other details will be announced later.
Williams, who died on Wednesday at 98, was a legend in his native West Virginia for his heroics under fire over several crucial hours at the battle for Iwo Jima. As a young Marine corporal, Williams went ahead of his unit in February 1945 and eliminated a series of Japanese machine gun positions. Facing small-arms fire, Williams fought for four hours, repeatedly returning to prepare demolition charges and obtain flamethrowers. Later that year, the 22-year-old Williams received the Medal of Honor from President Harry Truman. The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest award for military valor.
 
 
In remarks at a memorial Sunday in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said Williams “never quit giving back.” That included raising money for gold star families — immediate family members of fallen service members — with an annual motorcycle ride. “It’s raised hundreds of thousands of dollars,” Manchin said. He joked that “it’s not going to be stopping, because Woody would come after me in a heartbeat.”
Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, said he will miss Williams’ phone calls, noting how Williams would always give him directions and to-do lists. “I’ll miss him telling me how I’m supposed to vote. And when I didn’t, how I made a mistake,” Manchin said.
Gen. David H. Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, said at the memorial that Williams always took exception to the notion that he accomplished that feat alone. He always acknowledged the other men on his team, some of whom never returned home.
“Woody may be the most genuine person I ever met,” Berger said, noting his unique combination of humility and humor. “He could make you laugh. He could make you care. That was his gift.”
Williams remained in the Marines after the war, serving a total of 20 years, before working for the Veterans Administration for 33 years as a veterans service representative. In 2018, the Huntington VA medical center was renamed in his honor, and the Navy commissioned a mobile base sea vessel in his name in 2020.
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During a performance as part of the band's "Hella Mega" tour at the London Stadium, Armstrong expressed his frustration as he told the crowd: "Fuck America. I'm fucking renouncing my citizenship. I'm fucking coming here."
He went on to say there's "too much fucking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable fucking excuse for a country," before urging fans to be prepared, saying: "You're going to get a lot more of me in the coming days."
Uncle Ted addressed Billie's comments during a recent edition of "The Nightly Nuge", a news-style clip in which the outspoken conservative rocker offers his take on the news of our world. He said in part: "I saw what Billie Armstrong of GREEN DAY said the other night at a concert in London. They're just an incredible band — just unbelievable musicians. They started out as just a punk group and a garage band, but, boy, they can really play. But when you just go berserk to kill babies and to ban guns and to open the borders and support a government that imports fentanyl chemical warfare against American citizens… 
And even Pink (who recently went on a Twitter rampage and told supporters of the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade to 'never listen to my music again') - again, just a great, great talented artist. And their work ethic should be applauded. But how they end up - and I'm not accusing anybody of abusing substances, but you have to have abused a lot of substances to be that stupid and to be that disconnected from good over evil instead of supporting evil over good.
 
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Any story that starts with 'A Florida man...' 
almost always has to be a good story.

A Florida man who was arrested for stealing items from Disney resorts - including a R2-D2 statue estimated at roughly $10,000 - claimed he only did so in order to bolster his 'pending application' to serve as a security guard for Disney.
David Proudfoot, 44, was arrested while posing as Disney employee at the Swan Reserve, just outside the theme park's Epcot section. Once discovered by police, he admitted to stealing the Star Wars statue as well as a game machine.
Proudwater told police he wasn't stealing the items, but claimed he was only trying to expose the weaknesses in the resort's security to support his purported job  application. 
A search of his home found at least $730 in additional stolen Disney property. Proudfoot was booked on charges of burglary, petty theft, third-degree grand theft, and tampering with a coin-operated machine and schemed to defraud. 
Disney hasn't responded to inquiries about whether Proudfoot had applied for a security position, and if so, whether he was still in consideration.
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" I'll never understand people who have
 a cat but don't smoke pot..."
- Tommy Chong                 
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You could take everything that Joe Biden  knows about Economics 
and shove it up a flea's ass, and you still have room for a lawyer's heart 
and Nancy Pelosi's sense of humor...
 
From Wall Street to Washington, whispers about a coming economic slump have risen to nearly a roar as the Federal Reserve ramps up its battle against the highest inflation in four decades.
Price spikes and the Fed’s aggressive interest rate hikes sent the benchmark S&P 500 stock index tumbling to its worst performance in the first half of the year since 1970. Consumer confidence has sunk to record lows. And economists are increasingly worried that a downturn will not only happen but happen soon — a danger underscored by one widely watched Fed growth tracker.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell has begun saying the quiet part out loud: The central bank is willing to tolerate a recession if it means getting inflation under control. “The bigger mistake to make,” he said on June 29, “would be to fail to restore price stability.”
While Biden has publicly backed Powell’s efforts, raising expectations of a recession are compounding the administration’s economic woes as Democrats head into congressional elections this year.
“Everyone is screaming about inflation,” said Josh Bivens, research director at the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute. But “people would really hate a recession too.”
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Every day here I'm presented with more and more examples of people around me  who are day-time drunks with entirely too much money. That is a golf cart. Yes it is.
How could anyone not love living here in The Villages?
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something a little 'special'?
This may be just the thing for her...

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You can find something nice for your Mom, your wife, 
your daughter or 
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Workers in Ithaca say closure represents pure opposition from Starbucks, whose CEO says he will ‘never embrace the union’. Several weeks after Starbucks workers in Ithaca, New York voted to unionize, the company announced with just a week’s notice that their store on College Avenue, one of three in Ithaca, would be shut down. Starbucks claimed the decision to close was unrelated to unionization and was due to a problem with the grease trap system. Workers felt the store closure was retaliatory to the union.
The dispute is just one of many that newly unionized workers can expect in the coming months. Starbucks workers have driven an unprecedented wave of union organizing victories, in the face of fierce opposition from the company. Now comes the hard part – agreeing on a contract and moving forward with a company determined to stamp out its nascent union movement.
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2 comments:

  1. Nothing inevitable about a recession in the US ... except that we are already in one. The best way to cut it short is to load up the entire Biden Administration and most of the Congressional Democrats and about a third of the Congressional Republicans onto Air Force One and send them to Europe with about a third of the fuel load that they would need to go feet dry.

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    1. far better solution than tar and feathers - just tell them it'll be an all-expense trip to Epstein Island

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They didn't consider this in their 'Green Plan', did they?

  There's a story about this in today's New York Post. You can find it here: https://nypost.com/2022/10/06/electric-vehicles-catchin...