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.

Monday, July 4, 2016

HAPPY 4th of July!!!!!!!!

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Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Corporal Samuel Wright (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on February 15, 1863, at Nolensville, Tennessee. His citation reads:

Was one of a detachment of 16 men who heroically defended a wagon train against the attack of 125 cavalry, repulsed the attack and saved the train.

Private Samuel C. Wright (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 17, 1862, at Antietam, Maryland. His citation reads:

Voluntarily advanced under a destructive fire and removed a fence which would have impeded a contemplated charge.

Yeoman William Wright (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 23-25, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Monticello. His citation reads:

Served as yeoman on board the U.S.S. Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, N.C., 23 to 25 June 1864. Taking part in a reconnaissance of enemy defenses which covered a period of 2 days and nights, Wright courageously carried out his cutting of a telegraph wire and the capture of a large group of prisoners. Although in immediate danger from the enemy at all times, Wright showed gallantry and coolness throughout this action which resulted in the gaining of much vital information of the rebel defenses.

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For those of you who have been sending me sympathy cards about my brother, let me assure you he is not dead. I realize that him not posting something to his blog in over two years has caused some confusion, but I must take some of the blame for this. You see, it was shortly after his last post when he came to me and asked how it was that my blog was so much better than his (look, I don’t remember his exact words… this happened over two years ago). Anyway, I told him, “Sonny, what makes my blog so great is that I write as if I am talking to the people. If you want your blog to get better, write it as if you are just having a conversation with someone”. It seems he took my words to heart… and now you see why I have called him a functional mute!

I hope all of you have a safe holiday.

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