Canine Advice

Dear Mom & Dad,
You know I love you both and I respect your house rules…but the following advice comes to you from my heart.

With Love,
Apollo

ON MY QUOTEBOX…Sad Day

“Today is a sad day for Democrats.  RINO Senator, Mitt Romney (R-UT), has announced that he is not sure he will run for re-election in 2024.

We could get lucky and have a Real Republican take Romney’s place in 2024.

-Sheila Tolley-

A Great Golf Story 

Now that the Masters is over for this year, I thought you might enjoy a bit of nostalgia.



AUGUSTA, Ga. – We interrupt the pimento-cheese sandwiches, ball-skipping at the 16th and solemn walks around Amen Corner to pose a philosophical question: When finally after 46 years you meet the man to whom you owe all the happiness and joy you feel blessed to have enjoyed for most of your life, how long of a hug is long enough?
 
Clebe McClary wasn’t sure, so as the embrace intensified, Billy Casper leaned in and whispered, “Don’t let go till you want to let go.”
 
So right there in front of dozens of patrons, in the shadow of the iconic oak tree behind the Augusta National clubhouse, McClary and Casper hugged . . . and hugged . . . and hugged.
 
“We hugged for five minutes,” said Casper , who choked back tears. But McClary? He didn’t even try to hold ’em back. He cried like a baby, which was not so conspicuous because as the scene played out, so, too, did the emotions of so many others let loose.
 
“We all just cried our eyes out,” said Julia Cervantes, one of Casper ’s 11 children.
 
On any day, Casper is a wonderful story, a righteous man with a keen sense of human kindness.  But on this cool, breezy Masters day, his story was even more wonderful thanks to a reunion with McClary, who told everyone how Casper had saved his life. It was 1968, the height of the Vietnam War, and Casper , in the prime of his golf career, was off to Japan to play some offseason tournaments.
 
While he was there, did he want to visit some wounded American troops, who had been convalescing from Vietnam ? Casper said yes, because, well, that’s his warm-hearted nature. “I was recently asked by a man what I want to be remembered for,” Casper said. “I told him, ‘I want to be remembered for how I loved my fellow man.’ “
 
That day at a hospital in Japan may have shown Casper at his warmest because when he looked over at a bed and saw a young man who had been wounded to a point where he could barely be recognized, the golfer moved closer. A doctor told him not to bother, that Marine 1st Lt. Patrick Cleburne “Clebe” McClary “was ready to die,” said Casper , but something made him approach the man.
 
“I will never forget that day,” said McClary, who on March 3, 1968 had been wounded during his 19th reconnaissance mission in Vietnam . McClary lost his left arm and his left eye and laid in that bed that day thinking one thing. “I’d given up,” he said.  “I wanted to die, and I’d have died right there if not for him.”
 
Casper , by 1968 a two-time U.S. Open champion and one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour, sensed McClary’s hopelessness as he approached the man.
 
“He put his arm around me, leaned in and said, ‘God could use you today. Don’t give up,’
” McClary said. “Then he thanked me for what I had done for our country and said, ‘God bless you.’”
 
Somehow, McClary found the resolve  to fight. Somehow, he survived, left that hospital in Japan , and settled in his native South Carolina , near Myrtle Beach .  Years went by and he often wondered about this gentle golfer who had brought out the fight in him, but there was nothing more than that. “I mean, I didn’t know golf from polo,” McClary said.
 
But one day more than a year ago, McClary was down at his beach house talking with a neighbor, a guy named Jay Haas , telling him his life story. The left arm and left eye had been lost in ‘ Nam , and his life should have been ended in a hospital in Japan , if not for a golfer. With that, Haas’ ear perked up. “I said, ‘Who was the golfer?’ ” Haas said. “He said, ‘ Billy Casper . Do you know him?’”
 
Haas smiled, then made it his mission to reunite McClary and Casper . The Masters would offer the perfect opportunity. Casper , the 1970 champion, would never miss the pilgrimage Neither would Haas, who competed 22 times at the Masters and whose son Bill is a regular participant these years and whose uncle, the irrepressible Bob Goalby, won in 1968.
 
The first chance fell apart Monday when rain washed out the day’s action at Augusta National, but on Tuesday the story unfolded to perfection. Haas met McClary up behind the clubhouse, found Goalby, who tracked down Casper and then  well, it is said that Augusta National is a magical place, and here was proof positive that it is.
 
“You never know what effect you’re going to have on another human being,” said Cervantes, who watched the emotions unfold alongside her mother, Shirley, other family members, Haas and Goalby.
 
When finally the long, emotional hug was over and the pictures were taken, Casper and McClary had so much to say to each other. Forty-six years is a long, long time, but the Marine told the golfer that he had thought of him often. The golfer nodded, because he felt similarly.
 
McClary told Casper that he was proud of his life. Not because of the Silver Star or Bronze Star or the three Purple Hearts that he had been presented.  It wasn’t for the book he had written, “Living Proof,” either. No, he was proud because he had heeded Casper ’s advice to stay strong and find faith in God.
 
But make no mistake about it:  “You’re the reason he’s living. He was ready to die,” one of McClary’s friends said to Casper .
 
McClary, a motivational speaker who has given talks in all 50 states, smiled, wiped away tears, and nodded his head. “My guardian angel,” he said, pointing to Casper .
 
As they stood side by side, Casper and McClary threw long, satisifed looks out over the greenest landscape known to man. “A special, special place, but you need to see more of it,” Casper said, and McClary nodded. He was going to walk Augusta National, but McClary had to have one more hug and a promise from Casper that if the Hall of Famer were ever in Pawleys Island, S.C., he had to stop in.
 
Casper agreed, then McClary started on his walk. But before he did, the former Marine reached into his pocket and handed his business card to someone standing nearby. It read:

“I’m just a nobody, that wants to tell everybody, about Somebody, that can save anybody.”

 
 
(Courtesy of Julia Cervantes
Jay Haas arranged for Billy Casper and Clebe McClary
to meet on Tuesday at Augusta National.)

TODAY’S MEMES

 

 

I’m So Excited…..

THE SPHINX—ZEBRAS AND STRIPES

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The Republicans should indict the whole scummy family, if the DOJ and MSM won’t do it.  Joe can plead senility, Hunter I’m a doper, brother James-I don’t know nuthin, Dr. Jill-I was kidnapped.  Seize their multiple homes and property under the RICO act.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/10/biden-family-scheme-unravels/

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The money spent on illegals is partially the reason for every household paying an extra $5,200.00 for goods this year.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/04/10/exclusive-andy-biggs-open-border-midterms-title-42/

Musk isn’t on Twitter’s Board after all, he wanted to remove the ” W “.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2022/04/11/elon-musk-isnt-joining-twitters-board-afterall-n2605735

New Biden poll from CBS.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2022/04/11/cbs-poll-shows-how-badly-biden-is-losing-the-messaging-war-n2605738

If Trump is healthy, either will be a good choice.  DeSantis will pull in more independents, and dems that aren’t retarded.  The dems want ballots flown in from Peking.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/04/10/ron-desantis-gets-the-rock-star-treatment-at-ufc-273-n548351

https://wayofmartialarts.com/what-do-the-numbers-mean-in-ufc-for-example-ufc-229/

https://wayofmartialarts.com/are-ufc-and-mma-the-same-thing/

This is where the MSM gets their news ideas.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/food-hoaxes?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Bama fans were worried about this April Fool’s prank.  CNN picked up some ideas for future articles

https://bamahammer.com/2022/04/01/alabama-football-bryce-young-enters-transfer-portal/

Joe sux.

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2022/04/10/poll-biden-hits-record-low-approval-as-inflation-trumps-jobs/

News of America’s great institutions.

https://redstate.com/bradslager/2022/04/10/the-pulitzer-prize-dis-honors-a-foamy-bay-a-racist-delay-and-disneys-phallic-way-to-pay-n548248

Whatever they do, should include Russia removing all troops from Crimea and other Eastern Ukraine provinces.

https://redstate.com/streiff/2022/04/09/ukraine-has-joined-nato-whether-russia-likes-it-or-not-and-more-are-yet-to-follow-n547867

Parts of Biden’s homeland are in a pickle.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/09/how-china-brutalizes-its-people-to-try-to-achieve-covid-zero/

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Congress should tax all income at the full rate for every one making over $147,000.  If they get compensation of 50 million, tax it.  They don’t need it.  Without a Balanced Budget Amendment it is all only temporary.

https://redstate.com/heartlandinstitute/2022/04/01/should-congress-increase-social-securitys-age-of-full-retirement-n543869

https://ssfllp.com/the-social-security-wage-base-is-increasing-in-2022/

Wendy’s finally takes worms out of their beef.

https://www.theonion.com/several-wendy-s-menu-items-added-to-periodic-table-as-p-1848700551

https://www.nationalreview.com/

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Walls do work, ask the Clintons or the Pope.

https://babylonbee.com/news/kamala-builds-border-wall-around-white-house-to-stop-staffers-from-escaping

https://www.breitbart.com/

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Mutual Of Omaha Editor:  What’s up with zebras, LL ?

Dizzy Cat:  A study finds that the stripes on zebras are to confuse biting flies or as Amigo calls them Horse Flies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/20/science/zebra-stripes-flies.html

Something has gone wrong with evolution.  With a million years since zebras decided that stripes were the way to go, you would think that the flies would want to stop getting dizzy, drunk, or just bumping into trees.  Here is a high-tech dramatization in the life of one of the poor flies.

MOOE:  Could it be just one of those things, DC ?

I checked the Human Genome and didn’t find any mutations, the same thing happened to Democrats.  Here is what I stumbled upon.

https://babylonbee.com/news/lazy-adam-just-going-to-call-this-one-fly

This is another reason we were lied to about clean energy.  Sell them back to the Chinese, and they can build more artificial islands, and block traffic in the Pacific ocean.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/wind-turbine-blades-can-t-be-recycled-so-they-re-piling-up-in-landfills?utm_source=pocket-newtab

This is very good reading.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/everything-was-fake-but-her-wealth?utm_source=pocket-newtab

 

Astronomy Picture of the Day

N11: Star Clouds of the LMC
Image Credit: NASA, ESA; Processing: Josh Lake

Explanation: Massive stars, abrasive winds, mountains of dust, and energetic light sculpt one of the largest and most picturesque regions of star formation in the Local Group of Galaxies. Known as N11, the region is visible on the upper right of many images of its home galaxy, the Milky Way neighbor known as the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The featured image was taken for scientific purposes by the Hubble Space Telescope and reprocessed for artistry. Although the section imaged above is known as NGC 1763, the entire N11 emission nebula is second in LMC size only to the Tarantula Nebula. Compact globules of dark dust housing emerging young stars are also visible around the image. A recent study of variable stars in the LMC with Hubble has helped to recalibrate the distance scale of the observable universe, but resulted in a slightly different scale than found using the pervasive cosmic microwave background.

Tomorrow’s picture: sky tower

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE