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by jodon
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: The Funny Paper
Topic: from Tichareck's newsletter
Replies: 0
Views: 2121

from Tichareck's newsletter

HAVE YOU HEARD? My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping channels. She asked, 'What's on TV?' I said, 'Dust.' And then the fight started... My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 s...
by jodon
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The last
Replies: 0
Views: 1915

The last

From James Tichacek's (USN retired) bi-monthly veterans newslett. It only took me an hour and a half to quickly scim this issue of his voluminous twice a month newsletter on veterans issues WW1 VET SEARCH UPDATE 04: World War I took place so long ago — in a lost world of cavalry horses and biplane...
by jodon
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: It's Presidents Day
Replies: 2
Views: 2776

presidents day

Try not to ever waste time on peoples rankings of things. To much trying to quantify what is subjective opinion. But something about these lists are usually too tempting to resist. Here is a brush up on who these presidents actually were. http://www.flixxy.com/presidents-morphing.htm
by jodon
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:40 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: NO COMPUTER TRICK PHOTO HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3895

sturgeon spearing season

An annual season that is unique to one watershed is underway. 137 thousand acre lake Winnebago is the largest lake in Wiscaonsin, It is a very shallow lake and is over most of its area only about 8 feet deep. It and the upstream lakes on the Wolf river have always been called the healthiest sturgeon...
by jodon
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: In response to an Email...
Replies: 8
Views: 5216

financial mess

There is plenty of blame on all sides to go around for the collapse of the housing market which started the house of cards to topple. Too much easy money for too long. Interest rates kept too low for too long. Unwilling to reign in a booming economy, even a little so that over optimism could be avoi...
by jodon
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: In response to an Email...
Replies: 8
Views: 5216

unanimously

I don't think that because democrats vote for a republican nominee they are equally responsible if that nominee does a poor job while in office. or vice cersus for republicans for that matter. The voting for a nominee of opposite party is not an endorsement of that persons views. It is just a tradit...
by jodon
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: The Funny Paper
Topic: maybe worth it
Replies: 0
Views: 2215

maybe worth it

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco. 2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. 3. There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman...neither works. 4. Never miss a good chance to shut up. 5. Always drink upstream from the herd. 6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. 7. The quickest way to d...
by jodon
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: One man's answer to gun control...
Replies: 17
Views: 8878

big battle

We were at Gettysburg at the start of the Cambodian invasion when on a clear night we watched a big battle in the distance. As I recall it was so far away that you could barely hear the sound. There were green and red tracers flying every which way. Spooky gunships with the solid streak of light com...
by jodon
Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The Christmas Story
Replies: 7
Views: 4933

Thats a funny story pointman.

I remember those back of the comic book ads. I think I tried the sea monkey's one. Good try with the see through clothes glasses. I can understand your desperation. Seeing naked females was alot more difficult back then. I remember all the hours spent at the local library going through a multitude o...
by jodon
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Today more significant than the presidential election
Replies: 2
Views: 2656

Return of the Crimson Tide

They just seem to get better and better this year. You're going to have a lot of fun watching them through the BCS bowl. I kinda remember them being really good back in the Bear Bryant days of the 60's and 70's but I just looked up their old records from back then in Wikopedia and real good is an un...
by jodon
Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Remember where you were 45 years ago today?
Replies: 3
Views: 2937

day before deer hunting

I was going to class when there were some loud exclamations from the stairway. As I sat down in class I could hear a girl crying in the hallway. Everyone was perplexed wondering what was going on till we got the news. That Friday was the day before the opening of the 9 day gun season for deer. Even ...
by jodon
Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: 9th div. = War crimes - according to lead magazine article
Replies: 24
Views: 20026

reply to Mike

If I was proposing getting together and renting a billboard in Times Square, or a half page in a newspaper, to denounce the story, then your argument about only giving it publicity might make sense. But a few lines saying basically - no thats not true - from one who was there can do nothing but hurt...
by jodon
Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: 9th div. = War crimes - according to lead magazine article
Replies: 24
Views: 20026

Very good Robert

Probably more likely to be printed than mine. Since mine questions the self proclaimed greatest generations conduct in their big war. I don't think WWII soldiers were any more likely to kill civilians than those of any other war. Its just that I alwaus found it odd that there is always such a focus ...
by jodon
Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: 9th div. = War crimes - according to lead magazine article
Replies: 24
Views: 20026

Not much chance they will print my reply.

If you want to write about war atrocities how about this one. The intentional, carefully planned burning to death of woman and children and old people in one 40 hour period in numbers equivalent to a MY Lai per month for every month since the incident happened -- 65 years ago! But mentioning that on...
by jodon
Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: 9th div. = War crimes - according to lead magazine article
Replies: 24
Views: 20026

credance?

In other words by commenting on it we are showing that it is true. By definition that is what giving credance to it by commenting means. As usual the opposite is true. If we let articles like that go by without commenting, then we are giving credance to them. After all if an author can put out that ...
by jodon
Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The election is over...
Replies: 5
Views: 4301

just get tired of lies

Like all Vietnam vets once were thought to. Yes I take offense when a person deliberately tries to mislead me like all people should. We just got done with a political campaign. Wasn't there enough lies tossed around to give us our fill for awhile? Lies based on manipulating people that are unable o...
by jodon
Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: 9th div. = War crimes - according to lead magazine article
Replies: 24
Views: 20026

9th div. = War crimes - according to lead magazine article

The Nation magazine has come out with a lead story in their latest issue which equates the ninth divisions time in Vietnam with war crimes equal to "many My Lai's". Operation "Speedy Express" was concered only with maximum body counts and Vietnamese civilians were killed indiscrimanately according t...
by jodon
Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The election is over...
Replies: 5
Views: 4301

just assume

Don't have time to go over all of Mike's latest -straight from right wing properganda- so called facts. Its alot easier to blather something out than it is to do the research to prove it wrong. But given his record of late, your best bet at getting closest to the truth is to just assume the opposite...
by jodon
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Growing up under Socialism
Replies: 1
Views: 2378

Growing up under Socialism

Yup socialism thats what that policy will lead to! Words like those are supposed to shock a person into taking a closer look at what is happening politically and recoil from the dreaded possibility of government action gone too far. The word is mentioned alot lately as the government takes partial c...
by jodon
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: "W" interesting movie -
Replies: 0
Views: 2020

"W" interesting movie -

Oliver Stones latest film W is 100 minutes that will go by quickly and keep you interested throughout. It is a somewhat surprisingly sympathetic rendering of Georges life, considering Stone's known liberal political bent. George W is portrayed throughout as a likeable and well meaning soul. At the e...
by jodon
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: USS Freedom
Replies: 0
Views: 2099

USS Freedom

The Navy's newest warship was commisioned in Milwaukee the other day. Its the first in a new class of warships. Part of Wisconsin's small share of the flood of dollars for the military industrial complex. Ten to 40 miles upstream on the river on which it was built are some of my favorite fishing spo...
by jodon
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: What we still don't understand...
Replies: 4
Views: 3861

media

The traditional media in the past were no doubt biased toward the liberal viewpoints. Probably going back to Edgar R. Murrow. They were supposed to be unbiased (just giving the straight news as they called it), and tried to give all sides, but mostly in attitude and emphasis their left of center fee...
by jodon
Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The unofficial 6/31st election poll
Replies: 40
Views: 24270

Barney Frank

I think he should be replaced. He was one of the culprits in this economic meltdown.-( Now that the election is safely in the bag, such things can now be spoken of,- tee hee :).) -He insisted banks lend to everyone, encouraging them to keep qualifications for loans lax or non-existant. A stupid way ...
by jodon
Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The unofficial 6/31st election poll
Replies: 40
Views: 24270

great day

Its 74 degrees and not a cloud in the sky here. Thats a record high temp. for this date. Tempted to hop on a late afternoon train and head down to Chicago for Barack's big party tonight. If I had an adventurous partner to go with I would do it in a sec. Then again after seeing a documentary last nig...
by jodon
Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:24 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The unofficial 6/31st election poll
Replies: 40
Views: 24270

throw enough crap till something sticks

The lying crap the republicans have been throwing, especially the last few days of the election is the way to go maybe. The Barack will take away our guns turd has found a home on a couple walls. Not true of course, as most would know if they checked it out, But guns are all I really care about so d...

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