Posts from the ‘Patriotic’ Category

*A Soldier’s Pledge; A Reminder About Freedom

A Soldier’s Pledge; a Reminder About Freedom

From a time when America’s president Loved His Country…


Semper Fi, Cpl. Bill



*Happy Veteran’s Day and Happy 238th Birthday U.S.M.C.

Semper Fi, Cpl. Bill


*B.H.O’s Gotta “Get Out”!

I’m Fed-up and I Won’t Take it Anymore!  Bill

Bald Eagle #3

Bald Eagle #3

*A Timely Political Message from We the People

Semper Fi, Cpl. Bill

*Eagle Scout Michael Ringle with His Hamonhaus Bald Eagle

We, along with his family and friends,  are very proud of our friend Michael Ringle on becoming an Eagle ScoutHow fitting that his parents chose to award him with this gift of a Bald Eagle woodcarving by us to commemorate his fine achievement.

* A Congress of What?

As you may remember, our blog’s “motto” on our Homepage is:

“Birds of a Feather Flock Together”

In the spirit of expanding our knowledge on this theme, consider the following wonderfully

anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals. We are all familiar with a:

Herd of cows,

a Flock of chickens,

a School of fish

and a Gaggle of geese.

However, less widely known is:
a Murder of crows

(as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens),

an Exaltation of doves

and, presumably because they look so wise:

a Parliament of owls.

Now consider a group of Baboons.
They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious,
most viciously aggressive
and least intelligent of all primates.
And what is the proper collective noun for a
group of baboons?

Believe it or not ……. a Congress!


I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington !

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Go green – Recycle Congress in 2012 !!!

Happy birding and carving,   Bill

Bald Eagle #3

Bald Eagle #3

*An Obituary

An Obituary printed in the London Times – Interesting and sadly, rather true.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
– Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
– Why the early bird gets the worm;
– Life isn’t always fair;
– and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I’m A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Semper Fi,  Bill

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