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.

Saturday, July 30, 2016


Join Team I’m just sayin… in our Walk to End Alzheimer’s! If you would like to join or donate, just click on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s button above this post (if you are on your computer). Or, if you’re on your phone click here.

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Boatswain’s Mate John Woon (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 29, 1863, on board the U.S.S. Pittsburg. His citation reads:

Serving on board the U.S.S. Pittsburg, Mississippi River, 29 April 1863. Engaging the enemy batteries at Grand Gulf, the U.S.S. Pittsburg, although severely damaged and suffering many personnel casualties, continued to fire her batteries until ordered to withdraw. Taking part in a similar action after nightfall, the U.S.S. Pittsburg received further damage, but receiving no personnel casualities in the latter action. Woon showed courage and devotion to duty throughout these bitter engagements.

Seaman Charles B. Woram (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 5, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Oneida. His citation reads:

Served on board the U.S.S. Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Acting as an aid to the executive officer, Woram carried orders intelligently and correctly, distinguishing himself by his cool courage throughout the battle which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee and the damaging of Fort Morgan.

Unknown Soldier of World War I (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions in World War I. His citation reads:

* * * By virtue of an act of Congress approved 24 August 1921, the Medal of Honor, emblem of highest ideals and virtues is bestowed in the name of the Congress of the United States upon the unknown American, typifying the gallantry and intrepidity, at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty, of our beloved heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War. They died in order that others might live (293.8, A.G:O.) (War Department General Orders, No. 59, 13 Dec. 1921, sec. I).

Today’s Pic

Dach, Lucy, Maverick and Scooby.. all great dogs, but the greatest of these was Dach.  He could play ball like a champ.  He listened like it was all he ever wanted to do and he loved having his picture taken.  He was also good at taking naps. Really, he was the best at all of these things...

First off, a big "Thank You" to everyone who has already donated.  This is the most money I've ever raised for this even before August.  If you've donated, remember to tell a friend.  Give them a chance to join this rocket ship called I'm just sayin....  Second off, THANKS to Teresa Lynn and Leah for joining Team I'm just sayin...!  Teresa Lynn already made a big splash raising over $200 within less than an hour of posting something on Facebook.  Some of you may have noticed my personal goal (as well as the team goal) have both gone up.  That's because in less than a month, we blew past the previous goals.  And should we reach these new goals (as I hope we will), I will raise them again to higher levels.  They like for you to set these goals, but really my goal has always been "more".  If, God willing, we were to raise $5,000, I would immediately raise the goal to $5,500.  Goals are nice, but I fear some people will look at them as limits.  They will look and think, "Oh, they reached their goal so I don't need to give".  NO!  Like Harvard University's Endowment, Team I'm just sayin... will never raise "enough" money for our Walk to End Alzheimer's.

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