Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bits and pieces

Yesterday WWII came to a close in 1945. I still remember how happy everyone was and how I was convinced, despite my Mom’s warning that my Dad and uncles would not be home immediately. It took six months but one day he just walked through the door. My uncles made it home over the next few months.

We were lucky. None were killed. 416,800 others never made it back.

I think of that every time some idiot Leftie starts off telling us that we shouldn’t have dropped the bomb. Of course we should have. It probably saved at least 200,000 American lives and that’s good enough for me.

And I know that’s a point that’s been made time and again, but it is also true. And in today’s world the truth needs repeating regularly.

Pulled up the cucumber vines. They were still blooming but the cucumbers were dampening off at the end. But we have plenty of pickle relish.

I called our local School Supt. He said he had just found out about Obama’s speech next Tuesday and hadn’t discussed it with his staff. He is either lying or oblivious. Neither is acceptable. Since he said “Obama is our President,” I think I know what his decision will be.

I briefly thought of telling him that since “our” was the possessive form of “we” I assumed that he thought we owned Obama but I didn’t want to correct the head school master.

The tomato plants are next. I shall get them this PM or tomorrow. I set out Better Boys and Better Girls and challenged them to race each other. They came in a dead heat. The cold spell after the first crop ripened hurt the secondary fruit considerably. They were smaller and tough but tasted good and the green ones fried well.

My youngest just dropped by for a visit and told me that in Thousand Oaks, CA an Obamie supporter had rushed across the street and attacked a group of anti-health care reform demonstrators and bit a finger off one of Obamie’s enemies. The finger became lodged in the attacker’s throat and he had to be rushed to the hospital.

No doubt the unpatriotic anti-health care supporter will be charged with trying to choke the Obamie minion.

The okra continues to grow. I now have to use a step ladder to pick them. They should produce for another month and I plan on freezing five or six more meals. I have read where the seeds can be dried and crushed and used as coffee.

Our fascination with Obama continues. He is continually described as FDR by members of the Left who then demand that he govern as FDR. It doesn’t seem to come to them that the rest of the country figured out he is a Jimmy not a Franklin and that there are too many information sources for him to rule by speeches.

But he will try.

I met a little man upon the stairs

A little man who was not there.
I met him again today
Oh how I wish
He'd go away

I like this.

From The London Times:

A Well-Planned Retirement

Outside England 's Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot
for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its
parking fees were managed by a very pleasant
attendant. The fees were £1 for cars ($1.40),
£5 for busses (about $7).
Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing
a day of work, he just didn't show up; so the Zoo
Management called the City Council and asked it
to send them another parking agent.
The Council did some research and replied that the
parking lot was the Zoo's own responsibility.
The Zoo advised the Council that the attendant was
a City employee.
The City Council responded that the lot attendant
had never been on the City payroll.
Meanwhile, sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain
(or some such scenario), is a man who'd apparently had a
ticket machine installed completely on his own; and then
had simply begun to show up every day, commencing
to collect and keep the parking fees, estimated at about
$560 per day -- for 25 years.
Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to just over
$7 million dollars!
And no one even knows his name.

Hat tip to Bill T!