Archive | March 2019

A Great Bit Of History



Many Years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn’t famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed “Easy Eddie.” He was Capone’s lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie’s skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time.

To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well.. Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day. The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago City block.

Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him.

Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a good education. Nothing was withheld. Price was no object.

And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to teach him right from wrong. Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was.

Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn’t give his son; he couldn’t pass on a good name or a good example.

One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to rectify wrongs he had done.

He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al” Scarface” Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some resemblance of integrity. To do this, he would have to testify against The Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great. So, he testified.

Within the year, Easy Eddie’s life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely Chicago Street. But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay.. Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine.

The poem read:

“The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power, to tell just when the hands will stop at late or early hour. To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed to lose one’s health is more, to lose one’s soul is such a loss that no man can restore. The present only is our own, so live, love, toil with a will, place no faith in “Tomorrow,”For the Clock may then be still.”



World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander Butch O’Hare.

He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific.

One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank.

He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship.

His flight leader told him to return to the carrier. Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet.

As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way toward the American-fleet.

The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but defenseless. He couldn’t reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet. Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger. There was only one thing to do. He must somehow divert them from the fleet.

Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the formation of Japanese planes. Wing-mounted 50 caliber’s blazed as he charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another. Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent.

Undaunted, he continued the assault. He dove at the planes, trying to clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly.

Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction.

Deeply relieved, Butch O’Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the carrier.

Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return.. The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the tale. It showed the extent of Butch’s daring attempt to protect his fleet. He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft. This took place on February 20, 1942, and for that action Butch became the Navy’s first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to win the Medal of Honor.

A Year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29. His hometown would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O’Hare airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man.

So, the next time you find yourself at O’Hare International, give some thought to visiting Butch’s memorial displaying his statue and his Medal of Honor. It’s located between Terminals 1 and 2.


Butch O’Hare the Hero Pilot, was “Easy Eddie’s” son.

[Photo: A Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat on Display in Terminal 2 at O’hare Airport. It is identical to the one flown by Edward O’Hare.]






The Editor:  Is there news,  now that Trump is innocent, LL ?

Reporter Cat:   There sure is, more than you can imagine.  The West has plenty of water.

This captain must work for Boeing.

Florida has poison frogs to go with other imported threats, Boa Constrictors,  parrots,  monkeys, and democrats.

Here is an endangered parrot.

Maybe the R’s are going to do a few of their own investigations.

This is the general attitude of the lying DemocRATS.  Ivan, I mean Trump broke up their party.  They have been crying since 2016.




The Editor:  What are your lists about, LL ?

Top Ten Cat:  Almost everything, the first is a helpful list.

This is about the Colleges & Universities with big bucks.

Here is some info about the AKC ( American Kennel Club ).

These are want-to-be dogs.

This is a list of current slang.



This is the future of American Law.  First we were given the sanctuary states and cities.


The Editor:  What will the sleazy news media and DemocRATS  do now, LL ?

Mobster Cat:  They will continue to investigate.  The bunch of alcoholics and drug addicts on the Democratic Committee are going to keep making news,  The  22 months, 2,800 subpoenas, 500 witnesses, 19 lawyers, and  between 31-35 million dollars spent didn’t find jack.

TE:  Who can the committee get to be sure and get the planned results they want, MC ?

They have hired Geraldo Rivera, a noted journalist from somewhere, and these old SNL comedians

What them and the R’s could do is pass some meaningful drug regulations, or let consumers sue the companies.

Wikipedia officially joins the Democrats, Facebook, and Google as being untrustworthy/crooked.

They are no good.

Covered Bridge of the Day

This is the Waldo, or Riddle Mill, covered bridge south of the town of Waldo, Talladega County, Alabama. It is 115 ft. long and was built about 1858. It was in use until 1960 when it was condemned by the state and its approach spans were removed. A park was created at one end of the bridge and plans were made to restore the bridge, but the bridge has been neglected for almost 60 years. It is one of eight antique wooden covered bridges in Alabama.






The Editor:  What is ” what happened ” about, LL ?

Cause Cat:   What happened to Boeing, they had almost no communication with the companies that bought their 737 Max  8.  It is as if they read the papers and said “mediocrity is something we will strive for. ”   For the cost of planes they sold they could have had all the pilots use their flight simulator for free.

What happened to AOC ?  She isn’t paying her taxes.

What happened to your insurance cost ?  Maybe they are getting information from what you post online.

What happened to Bush 43, Obama, and Hill-gal’s mess they created then left with the ISIS killers ?  Trump and the Ruskies cleaned up the mess they left behind.

They are a pitiful bunch.