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Archive for the ‘News’ Category

You Have To Love Irony Like This

Posted by Fritoy on April 11, 2009

“We have a problem in this city with ugly houses and ugly infill,” Adams told reporters Saturday



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Soccer, City Hall and a Done Deal

Posted by Fritoy on March 11, 2009

Sounds Like a done deal to me.

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Paul Harvey Passes

Posted by Fritoy on March 1, 2009

Well I can’t say I’m terribly surprised, just saddened to see a voice that has always been there fade away.

God Speed..

So seeing that these type of things seem to come in threes. Who is next one?
Justice Ginsberg?

Both of those seem too easy. Any ideas anyone?

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A New Soda Pop For India

Posted by Fritoy on February 11, 2009

Cow Urine……

Via Drugde.

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Jesse Macbeth Confesses

Posted by Fritoy on January 7, 2009

I’m going to give this a 5 out of 10 for truthfulness. Just because I don’t trust the guy.

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A Different Christmas Poem

Posted by Fritoy on December 6, 2008

With Pearl Harbor Day tomorrow I’ve been looking to post something and Rawmuse over at LGF helped.

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn’t loud, and it wasn’t too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn’t quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.

Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

“What are you doing?” I asked without fear,
“Come in this moment, it’s freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!”
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..

To the window that danced with a warm fire’s light
Then he sighed and he said “Its really all right,
I’m out here by choice. I’m here every night.”
“It’s my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.

No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I’m proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at ‘Pearl on a day in December,”
Then he sighed, “That’s a Christmas ‘Gram always remembers.”
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ‘Nam’,
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.

I’ve not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he’s sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue… an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.”

” So go back inside,” he said, “harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I’ll be all right.”
“But isn’t there something I can do, at the least,
“Give you money,” I asked, “or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you’ve done,
For being away from your wife and your son.”

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
“Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we’re gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.”

PLEASE, would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many
people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our
U.S service men and women for our being able to celebrate these
festivities. Let’s try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

LCDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN
30th Naval Construction Regiment
OIC, Logistics Cell One
Al Taqqadum, Iraq

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All Hail Czar Government

Posted by Fritoy on November 5, 2008

Ok seriously the pity party is over.

Congratulations to the Democrats for a hard fought victory. Anyone got a good recipe for crow?

I’m not going to slam Vance Day till I see the final numbers. However his f future doesn’t look good as the head Of the Oregon GOP from my point of view.

That reminds me, if what we are seeing holds true about the measures that Bill Sizemore put up this time, it’s time for him to find some other way to effect Oregon politics.

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Palin Cleared In Troopergate Investigation

Posted by Fritoy on November 3, 2008

Released Monday, the report says there is no probable cause to believe Palin or any other state official violated the Alaska Executive Ethics Act

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Bo Flips Off McCain

Posted by Fritoy on November 3, 2008


H/T to the Pumas

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Isn’t This a Step Backwards?

Posted by Fritoy on November 3, 2008

“given us a Moses and a Martin called Barack Obama”
Thats probably a good thing because if I remember right that whole Messiah  thing only turned out well for the Romans at the time.

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