Archive | May 18, 2020

You could have heard a pin drop…..

YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP

Robert Whiting, an elderly American gentleman 83 years old and a retired High School History teacher arrived in Paris by plane with a tour group. At French Customs, he took several minutes to locate his passport in one of his coat pockets.

“You have been to France before, monsieur?” a French customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.
“Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.”

Mr. Whiting replied “The last time I was here, I didn’t have to show it.”

“Impossible, French law requires all Americans to have to show their passports on arrival in France!” said the French customs official.

Mr Whiting gave the French Official a long hard look, then, quietly explained, ”Well, when I came ashore in 1944 it was at Omaha Beach on D-Day to help liberate your country. At that time none of us could find a single Frenchman to show a passport to.” You could have heard a pin drop.

These are all very good short stories that every American government official – Federal, State and Local – should know and remember. The next time you are criticized for the way you voted – never, ever apologize. Relax and enjoy these other Pin Drop moments.



Dean Rusk – President Kennedy’s Secretary of State – was in France in the early 60’s when President Charles DeGaulle made the decision to pull France out of NATO. President {Former General} DeGaulle said to Mr. Rusk he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.

Mr. Rusk looked him straight in the eyes and responded, “Does that include those who are buried here as well?”

DeGaulle never responded to Dean Rusk.  


While in England, attending a large conference, Colin Powell, as the Secretary, was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans {the American Plans} for Iraq were just another example of ’empire building’ by George Bush.

Mr. Powell turned to the Arch Bishop and said, “Over the years, the United States has sent many of its finest young men and women into great peril to fight for others freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land the United States has ever asked for in return was enough to bury those that could not return.”


At another European conference held in France a number of international engineers were in attendance. During one of the morning breaks, a French engineer came running back into the room saying, “Have you heard the latest dumb stunt the American’s are doing? They are sending an aircraft carrier to Indonesia because of the tsunami. What do they intend to do, bomb Indonesia?”

A Boeing Aircraft Corporation engineer who was in attendance spoke up and said: “Every American aircraft carrier has three fully functioning hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people a day; they are all nuclear powered and can supply unlimited emergency electrical power to critical facilities on shore; they each have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 4,000 people three meals a day, they can produce 72,000 thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters which can be used to transport the injured and any victims to and from their flight deck.

We Sir, have eleven such ships; said the Boeing Engineer, how many does France have?”


A few years later a U.S. Navy Admiral attended a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S., England, Canada, Australia and France. During an evening cocktail reception, the American Admiral found himself standing with a large group of officers. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks.

One of the French Admirals suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans are content to only learn English. He then asked, “Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than French?”

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, “Maybe it’s because the Brit’s, Canadians, Aussie’s and Americans arranged it so you and your fellow countrymen wouldn’t have to learn to speak German.”

YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP

Lemon Pickers Needed

Lemon Picker | Andelino's Weblog


After reading an ad in the newspaper, Ms. Sally Mulligan of Coral Springs, Florida decided to apply for one of the jobs that most Americans are not willing to do. She submitted her application for a job in a Florida lemon grove, but seemed far too qualified for the job. She has a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree from Michigan State University. For a number of years, she had worked as a social worker, and also as a school teacher.

The foreman studied her application, frowned, and said, “I see that you are well educated, and have an impressive resume. However, I have to ask you, have you had any actual experience in picking lemons?”

“Well, as a matter of fact, I have,” she said. “I’ve been divorced three times, owned two Chrysler’s, voted twice for Obama, and once for Hillary.”

She starts work tomorrow.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Journey into the Cosmic Reef
Video Credit: NASA, ESA, and Viz3D Team (STScIi)

Explanation: What would you see if you could fly into the Cosmic Reef? The nebular cloud NGC 2014 appear to some like an ocean reef that resides in the sky, specifically in the LMC, the largest satellite galaxy of our Milky Way Galaxy. A detailed image of this distant nebula was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope to help commemorate 30 years of investigating the cosmos. Data and images of this cosmic reef have been combined into the three-dimensional model flown through in the featured video. The computer animated sequence first takes you past a star cluster highlighted by bright blue stars, below pillars of gas and dust slowly being destroyed by the energetic light and winds emitted by these massive stars. Filaments of gas and dust are everywhere, glowing in the red light of hydrogen and nitrogen. The animation next takes you to the blue-colored nebula NGC 2020, glowing in light emitted by oxygen and surrounding a Wolf-Rayet star about 200,000 times brighter than our Sun — a nebula thought to be the ejected outer atmosphere of this stellar monster. As the animation concludes, the virtual camera pivots to show that NGC 2020 has a familiar hourglass shape when viewed from the side.

Tomorrow’s picture: NASA posters (free)

A Man named Harold…and the despicable obama/biden duo

Harold J. Greene - Wikipedia

 
This summarizes how most liberals view the US military:
 
Harold was a bright child. He grew up in America. He went to school and had a bright future ahead of him. Harold was full of life but was cut short in a violent moment. While few people had ever heard of Harold before his death, many did afterward And in death, something very shocking happened. What was so shocking, especially when it is compared to the death of someone else recently in the news?
 
Harold was Harold Greene, Major General, United States Army. On Aug. 5, 2014, Major General Greene was killed by a Taliban terrorist.
 
He was returned to America with full military honors.
 
It has been a tradition that the president attends the funeral of General and Flag officers killed in the line of duty.
 
Richard Nixon attended the funeral of a Major General Casey killed in Vietnam and George W. Bush attended the funeral of Lieutenant General Timothy Maude, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks.
 
 While Major General Greene was buried, Barack Obama was golfing. The Vice President wasn’t there either. Neither was the Secretary of Defense.
Flags were not even lowered half-mast.
 
Four days after Harold Greene gave his life for America, Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri.
 
Brown was at best a young thug. In the minutes before his death, he committed a robbery at a local convenience store. According to other reports, Brown struck Officer Darren Wilson and shattered his orbital bone. Obama sent a three-person delegation to Brown’s funeral!
 
Neither Obama nor Biden would attend the funeral of the highest ranking military officer killed in the line of duty since 9/11, yet he sent a delegation to the funeral of a thug.
 
When Margaret Thatcher, one of America’s staunchest allies and Ronald Reagan’s partner in bringing down Soviet communism died, Obama sent only a small low-level delegation to her funeral. The snub was not missed by the British.
 
When Chris Kyle, the most lethal American sniper in history was murdered, there was no expression of sympathy from the White House.
 
But when Whitney Houston died from drug overdose, the Obama/Biden administration ordered all flags be flown at half-mast.
 
There was no White House delegation at the funeral of an American hero. American heroes die and Obama goes to the golf course.
 
A thug dies and he gets a White House delegation.
 
No wonder most “REAL” Americans hold Obama in such contempt, especially members of our Military.
 
And Biden is now expounding on how great the Obama/Biden administration was.
 
Stand up for the “Harolds” in America.

 

 


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THE SPHINX—-BIDEN’S SECRET LOCATION EXPOSED

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https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/12/democrats-push-devil-coronavirus-bill-h-r-6666-door-to-door-contract-tracing/

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/04/24/28_million_mail-in_ballots_went_missing_in_last_four_elections_143033.html

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/15/odni-intelligence-community-will-give-threat-briefings-to-presidential-candidates-not-fbi/

https://www.redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2020/05/17/acting-dni-richard-grenell-shuts-down-adam-schiff-after-he-erupts-over-more-organizational-changes/

https://www.breitbart.com/

Readers on the Outer Banks should check their local forecast.

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2020-05-17-tropical-storm-arthur-forecast-north-carolina-tropical-storm

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The Editor:  Have you located Joe Biden, LL ?

Franken Cat:  Our reporter-cat in Switzerland located Joe.  He disappeared to the same laboratory that Pigleosi goes to get her Botox shots.  Here is a secret video of his rebirth.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-press-corp-trump-tim-graham

TE:  Were the doctors able to restore his human traits, FC ?

Virtual Cat:  They were able to make him appear virtually a human Democrat.  They couldn’t instill any sense of spirituality, morals, compassion, humility, and a bunch of other traits that would make him different from other Democrat Creatures.  He can function in social settings but has no Soul.

TE:  Does Joe or these other creatures have any virtues, VC ?

http://changingminds.org/explanations/values/seven_virtues.htm

Sad Cat:  No, the whole group has no spark of anything other than self-preservation and other self-centered goals.  They are like sewer rats in a dumpster or swamp sows in a hog wallow.

TE:  Did your reporter need a  ” SWAT ” team to get the information, like the Mueller/FBI needed to arrest Roger Stone ?

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/roger-stones-predawn-fbi-arrest-operation-sparks-controversy

SC:  No, they just knocked on the dungeon door.

Amazing…..

The EQUATOR – It is a precise line between the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. We all learned in school that water goes down a drain clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and just the opposite in the Southern Hemisphere. But who knew this simple activity could be so precise? Watch the attached video, and you’ll see it with your own eyes. The Equator Line passes through Kenya and Tanzania. This video demonstrates how precisely the earth’s rotational forces work . . . . . even when the drains being used are just a few feet apart!