HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA! Today is the 241st Birthday of Our/MY Country. The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was under way. But on July 4th, 1776, in the midst of a War, The Thirteen Colonies declared independence as the United States of America. Many have Fought & TOO many have DIED, thru 241 years, fighting to preserve Our/MY Country/These United States of America. I hope that ALL YOU AMERICANS, today, will take just a few moments out of your celebrations of this day to remember all those Men & Women. For without their sacrifices, and all that fought alongside of them (even today), the Freedoms we enjoy still today would not exist. THINK about that. Think long & hard because too many are tryin’ to give those RIGHTS away. God Bless you all & God Bless The United States of America.” Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>
Sittin’ here this mornin’, on July 1, 2017, I find myself readin’ various posts about the VA Hospital & the Negative Issues around the Country. As I mentioned in a previous Post the other day “I stand by MY Personal Experiences with the Birmingham, AL VA Hospital as ALL bein’ good experiences”! But as I sit here thinkin’ back about my last two trips to the VA Hospital my mind went to wanderin’ again. When I was there on March 13, 2017 I happen to notice all of the Pictures of, FORMER, President Obama scattered all over the halls I walked down. I guess the reason I happen to notice them was, because, about that time I was hearing & reading things about the VA Administration facilities NOT having “Official Pictures of, FORMER, President Obama replaced with Pictures of, CURRENT, President Trump. At the time the “Official Excuse” issued was that there had not been an “Officially Approved Picture” of, CURRENT, President Trump issued. Some reports mentioned there had even been Pictures of, CURRENT, President Trump put up in place of, FORMER, President Obama, only to be removed over night & Obama pictures Re-Hung! So, when I was walkin’ down the halls of the Birmingham, AL VA Hospital this week, June 28, 2017, I noticed all of the Pictures of, FORMER, President Obama had been removed! Many, if not all, of the walls had been repainted. And I must say they looked nice! But I didn’t notice a SINGLE picture of, CURRENT, President Trump! I consider myself a pretty observant person. Now, I will say it is possible that I may have missed ONE. But they weren’t on almost EVERY hall as, FORMER, President Obama’s had been. Now, is this tellin’ me, a Veteran, somethin’? Hum-m-m…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>
THANK GOD IT WASN’T ANY WORSE THAN IT WAS!…
This mornin’ our Nation suffered from the actions of yet another CRAZY! At approximately 7:00am ET/6:00am CT a Stranger, I’ll refer to him as Stranger #1, on a street in Alexandria, Virginia asks another Stranger, I’ll refer to him as Stranger #2, about some men out on a Baseball Field in a local park, “are those Democrats or Republicans”? Stranger #2 responds “Republicans”. Just a few moments later GUNSHOTS begin to ring out! A US Congressman lays on the ground WOUNDED! Luckily it wasn’t Life Threatening we later found out. And few others as well, including Protection Detail members. Also, Stranger #1, the shooter, was shot & taken down. After hearing the reports on the News, about all that had transpired, by the DC Police & Alexandria, Virginia Poilce, & as well as others, I predicted (@ approximately 11:00am ET/10:00amCT) “I just wonder if the “Shooter” will ever make it to the inside of a Court? Hum-m-m-m…”. I less than an one (1) I then heard the “Shooter had passed away”. I then posted a second comment (@ approximately 11:45am ET/10:45amCT) “I hate to say “I told you so, but, I TOLD YOU SO”!…“. Now, let the RUMORS Begin! ALL of the Talkin’ Heads are droolin’, as they rush for their microphones & cameras, to be the 1st to spew what little is STILL known about exactly happened & why. Hell, most of them will be Talkin’ just to hear themselves Talk! But oh they’ll ALL be Talkin’! You know it’s goin’ to happen…”Hold’em Hook”…..BG>
As I sit here this mornin’ sippin’ my “Mornin’ Joe” and catchin’ up on the News from yesterday & over night I have seen & heard several snippets of a speech that a United States Senator, a DemocRAT, delivered. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, from the Great/Sorry Liberal State of New York, at a Personal Democracy Forum at New York University. This told me all I needed to know about Her, New York University, the Students in attendance, their acceptance & approval as reflected by their response/applause to her choice of words. I wonder how PROUD her Parents were of her at that moment in time? Total Lack of CLASS by all!
So is this where the DemocRATic Party is headed? Hum-m-m-m…DemocRATic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s command of “The F Bomb”. Impressive or Embarrassing? Mistake?-NO! Intended?-Oh YES! Strictly for EFFECT. Wasn’t she cute? Just “Playin’ to her audience. It was done too many times to be a “Slip Of The Tongue”. So, this DemocRAT has visions of being the Future Leader of the this country? So goes the The DemocRATic, Socialist, Communist Party Slide we’re on…”Hold’em Hook”!….BG>
“Another one in the books”! “MOTHERS DAY (Weekend)” is officially done. My son, his family & his Father-in-law just pulled out. My two granddaughters were both cryin’ cause they didn’t want to leave Papa & Gigi’s house. Yeah, I do Love That! My daughter had to work this weekend. But there WILL be other times together. My sister & brother-in-law, & Special Friends/Extended Family joined us for Boatin’, playin’ in the water, & Perch Jerkin’/Bream Fishin’ with Willow Flys! We had a huge hatchin’ Friday night. Saturday mornin’ all we had to do was hand pick our bait as we needed it. The surroundin’ bushes, trees, & pier poles were all covered with’em. It’s fun with the Grands. But to watch three grown men down there as well, fightin’ for “The HOT SPOT” really was funny. Grillin’ out with family & friends. Grilled Steaks, Cool Beer & sides. It was great. Friends, Family, good food & fun together. Folks, it just don’t get any better than that! Hope all the Mothers of the world enjoyed “their day” as much as it was celebrated here….”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>
This is something I had posted on my Face Book account on this date, March 23, 2011. “American By Birth – Southern By The Grace Of God”!
I am proud to be from the South where tea is sweet & accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come w/ gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. Have a good day y’all!!! Re-post if you’re Southern to the bone!…”Hold’em Hook”…..BG>
Tonight my Bride & Daughter both turned in just a little after 10:00 p.m. I told my Bride “I’ll be along after the News”. Well, after the News I found myself surfin’ the channels. I came across an Info-commercial for a 9 CD Package, “Faith, Hope & Country” by Time Life. It came on at 10:30 p.m., & as always they’re in a loop. These songs were just tearin’ at me! “The Faith & Hope” songs were mostly Old Gospel songs. Sang the way they were when I was a child, on Sunday Mornin’ TV, & in Church. Choirs used to just rattle the rafters with’em, & the Congregation singin’ along, all in harmony. I can actually hear my Mothers voice, in my head. I thought she had a beautiful voice. Now days they sing some of’em, but they have been rearranged, & the Hymnals are rewritten. Many of the Old Songs have even been deleted from’em. Songs have been speed up &/or slowed down. Too many have been made so “Gender Neutral” to please all of the PC folks, & OTHER groups, as not to offend’em. And in doin’ so have lost a lot in the meanin’, translation & delivery. I’m sittin’ here just captured by’em. I’m actually sittin’ here just “Cryin’ like a Baby”. I’m talkin’ bout my shirt sleeves are WET from wippin’ my eyes & face! “The Country” songs were all of the Old Patriotic songs, (God, Country, & Flag) we learned as children in both Church & in School in Music Class. I’m tellin’ya “I was HOOKED”! NO I’m not buyin’ anything, but they had me! The list of recordin’ artist is unreal. It’s now a few minutes before Midnight & it is wrappin’ up. My eyes are swollen & stingin’ from my own salty tears & I need to crash. Maybe some of you heard this, or will get to at a later date. I highly recommend it. Goodnight all…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>