Private Emmanuel Mensah was home for the holidays when he died trying to rescue neighbors from a burning apartment building.
A hero, yes. A brave man deserving of our recognition and honors bestowed upon his heroic deeds. A slap in the face to the PC filth tying in the hero’s actions to an utterance by Trump denouncing immigration policies. Those PC punks are lessening the accolades earned by a MAN… a man who is being used by PC punks to further their tyrannical agendas. The warrior class will understand my thoughts conveyed via my words. A portion of the non-warriors will also understand. The well-indoctrinated PC pussies will likely just pee their panties if they read my thoughts.
The Way of Openness is a set of skills and attitudes that will significantly improve the quality of your conversations, your perception of yourself and others, and the power of your influence for good in the world.
A page worth reading and giving some to much consideration. However, as the warriors of the USA know… civil behaviors work best with decent, civil people. The scum element of society will use and/or abuse you if you do not stand firm against evil. At times evil must be curtailed or, for societal good, obliterated. The wise warrior knows when the hounds of war need to be unleashed. Give folks the opportunity to exhibit their civility and decent qualities. But always remain alert for the evil that is ever-present upon this planet.
A look back at what is becoming ancient history. Remember when lids were three or four fingers? Most larger towns and likely all cities had one or more areas where “long-hairs” could trek to where pot could be scored (acquired.) Some sellers (dealers) sold doobies. The ability to roll a decent doobie that “smoked well” was an oft-envied talent.
Different times in a different era. I was in northern California when I wasn’t on the road driving long-haul semi.
A gem from the early 1980s.
The Mayaguez incident is no more than a footnote in most histories of the period. The ship, crew and men who carried out the rescue deserve better than that. At a time when its resolve was in doubt, the U.S. showed the world that it would pay whatever price was necessary to protect its citizens and preserve its national honor.
USS Schofield DEG-3 was there. Positioned between the battle and the Cambodian mainland we were a block to prevent any Khmer reinforcement from reinforcements from arriving. None showed up so either we scared them off or the attempt was never made. We did hear the craziness of ongoing events over the tactical radio net. If only… we wanted to get closer and add our firepower to assist the embattled Marines but the order never came.
Doc Benham was heloed over to assist with the wounded so he was able to do his part. Reading The Last Battle I learned of the horrors undergone by those left behind. I can only wonder if the Schofield and its battle-ready mob of pissed-off swabbies could have saves those Marines from being left behind. Damn.
Standin’ on the Corner Park (opened 1999 in Winslow, Arizona) is a public park, commemorating the song “Take It Easy”, written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, and, most famously, recorded by the Eagles. The song includes the verse “Well, I’m a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona and such a fine sight to see. It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me”. The park contains a two-story trompe-l’œil mural by John Pugh, and a bronze statue of a life-sized man with a guitar from the Eagles song “Take it Easy”
If you are traveling upon I-40 instead of bypassing Winslow consider taking a break from the monotonous drudgery of interstate driving and check out the park. Walk around. Stretch those legs!!! Consider visiting a near-by business if they are open. Since you are in town there may be a firm in another part of town that grabs your attention and is open. At the least you can state that you have seen the park/monument/memorial. Do it. You’ll be glad you did.