If you do not know me (I mean, really know me) then there is something you need to understand before you read this blog: I value the truth above everything else... except a good laugh. A good laugh will almost always beat the truth as far as I’m concerned. Everything you read on this blog will be true, somewhat true, or something I made up in an effort to get a laugh. Sometimes I will go on a rant that I don’t really mean (or only kind of mean). Sometimes I will mean what I write only to completely change my mind a year, month, or day later. Such is life. By reading this blog you agree not to get offended by anything I write (or, at the very least, you agree not to tell me or anyone else that you are offended). It is worth noting that my employer does not endorse my blog (or even read it, to tell you the truth). The Wife also does not endorse my blog (though she will read it from time to time). I am not paid to write this... it’s just my way of giving back to the community. I have, and will, touch on a wide range of subjects and will give my opinion on these subjects. Again, most of what I say is for laughs but every now and then I will say what I really think and feel (see my views on Westboro Baptist Cult). How will you know when I’m serious and when I’m trying to get a laugh? You’ll know. And if you don’t know, well... maybe this isn’t the best thing for you to be reading. So, sit back, read and enjoy. Leave comments if you want and don’t be afraid to publicly follow me.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERESA LYNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

First Lieutenant Eli Whiteley (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 27, 1944, at Sigolsheim, France. His citation reads:

While leading his platoon on 27 December 1944, in savage house-to-house fighting through the fortress town of Sigolsheim, France, he attacked a building through a street swept by withering mortar and automatic weapons fire. He was hit and severely wounded in the arm and shoulder; but he charged into the house alone and killed its 2 defenders. Hurling smoke and fragmentation grenades before him, he reached the next house and stormed inside, killing 2 and capturing 11 of the enemy. He continued leading his platoon in the extremely dangerous task of clearing hostile troops from strong points along the street until he reached a building held by fanatical Nazi troops. Although suffering from wounds which had rendered his left arm useless, he advanced on this strongly defended house, and after blasting out a wall with bazooka fire, charged through a hail of bullets. Wedging his submachinegun under his uninjured arm, he rushed into the house through the hole torn by his rockets, killed 5 of the enemy and forced the remaining 12 to surrender. As he emerged to continue his fearless attack, he was again hit and critically wounded. In agony and with 1 eye pierced by a shell fragment, he shouted for his men to follow him to the next house. He was determined to stay in the fighting, and remained at the head of his platoon until forcibly evacuated. By his disregard for personal safety, his aggressiveness while suffering from severe wounds, his determined leadership and superb courage, 1st Lt. Whiteley killed 9 Germans, captured 23 more and spearheaded an attack which cracked the core of enemy resistance in a vital area.

Quartermaster Daniel Whitfield (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 5, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna. His citation reads:

Serving as quartermaster on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Acting as captain of a gun, Whitfield coolly stood by his gun, holding on to the lock string and waited alongside the rebel ram Tennessee until able to fire the shot that entered her port. Whitfield courageously carried out his duties during the prolonged action which resulted in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of Fort Morgan.

Private Frank M. Whitman (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 17, 1862, at Antietam, Maryland and on May 18, 1864, at Spotsylvania, Virginia. His citation reads:

Was among the last to leave the field at Antietam and was instrumental in saving the lives of several of his comrades at the imminent risk of his own. At Spotsylvania was foremost in line in the assault, where he lost a leg.

I, of course, can’t let this day go by without wishing my older sister Teresa Lynn a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I trust Leah will make it a great day… Brent, Ansley and Meredith might also help make it a good day.

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

400 18 and Life by: Skid Row

399 The Joker by: Steve Miller Band

398 Song and Emotion by: Tesla

397 When My Little Girl is Smiling by: The Drifters

396 Uneasy Rider by: The Charlie Daniels Band

395 Wild Thing by: The Troggs

394 Nights I Can't Remember, Friends I'll Never Forget by: Toby Keith

393 Southern Voice by: Tim McGraw

392 Can't Stop Lovin' You by: Van Halen

391 Outlaws Like Us by: Travis Tritt with Hank Williams, Jr. and Waylon Jennings

390 I Play The Road by: Zac Brown Band

389 One Moment In Time by: Whitney Houston

388 Honky Tonk Heroes by: Waylon Jennings

387 Glory Days by: Bruce Springsteen

386 Raise Your Hands by: Bon Jovi

385 California Love by: Dr. Dre and 2Pac

384 Brian Wilson by: Barenaked Ladies

383 American Saturday Night by: Brad Paisley

382 Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody by: David Lee Roth

381 The Heart of the Matter by: Don Henley

380 Always on My Mind by: Elvis Presley

379 Show Me The Way To Go Home by: Emerson, Lake and Palmer

378 Sinners Like Me by: Eric Church

377 Luck Be a Lady by: Frank Sinatra

376 When We Was Fab by: George Harrison

375 If The South Would Have Won by: Hank Williams, Jr.

374 Material Girl by: Madonna

373 Saturday Night Special by: Lynyrd Skynyrd

372 Ramble On by: Led Zeppelin

371 Small Town by: John Mellencamp

370 Johnny Cash by: Jason Aldean

369 Time by: Hootie and the Blowfish

368 Easy Come, Easy Go by: George Strait

367 Sweet Child O' Mine by: Guns N' Roses

366 My Hero by: Foo Fighters

365 Wanna Go Back by: Eddie Money

364 Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) by: Cinderella

363 All-American Girl by: Carrie Underwood

362 Oh Boy! by: Buddy Holly and The Crickets

361 Hillbilly Deluxe by: Brooks and Dunn

360 Miss Fourth of July by: Bon Jovi

359 As She's Walking Away by: Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson

358 Let's Get Rocked by: Def Leppard

357 I'm Still a Guy by: Brad Paisley

356 Let It Rock by: Bon Jovi

355 Whiskey's Gone by: Zac Brown Band

354 Rocket by: Def Leppard

353 Hey God by: Bon Jovi

352 Landslide by: Fleetwood Mac

351 Highway 20 Ride by: Zac Brown Band

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