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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. An interesting sidelight, remote perhaps from the thread, but a bit related.


    During WWII in 1944 the supply of combat aircraft became so great that shutdown of production was considered. On the naval side, Ernest King established an upper limit of aircraft, but production would not be shut down, because it was vital to maintain production capacity and readiness until the war was over.


    The result was that all combat aircraft in the Pacific that had minor damage were to be junked, to be immediately replaced by brand-new planes. Thousands of still-usable (with repairs, often minor) planes were junked on land, and pushed off carriers at sea. All were replaced, and more, with new aircraft.


    It shows, on one hand, the enormous war productivity. On the other hand, if it's old, it goes...

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  2. Depends on the available facilities at the church. Many churches have lots of rooms that can be used for the purpose by brides and their bridesmaids, and by the groom and his crew. There are advantages.


    Smaller churches may not have sufficient facilities so it's all done at home or homes of the parties.


    I 'married off' three daughters many years ago and my recollection is that at least the 'finishing touches' were done at the church.

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  3. 4 hours ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

    Lawyers do, yes.  I've worked with a LOT of lawyers over the years, and they all have their suits custom made and their shirts and socks embroidered with their initials.  Their cuff links are huge diamonds or other precious jewels, and I have no idea how much their shoes cost.  But I see them pull up to the court house  in a BMW or Mercedes...and that's their commuter car.  Their garage at home usually has a $500,000 sports car waiting for them to get home.


    In my case it was minivans, and before that station wagons. I always bought off-the-rack suits, and eventually wore only blazers and slacks in front of juries; more effective than nice suits.


    No cuff links, much less jeweled ones!

  4. Little guile and no malice in him. A mediocre President, mostly I think because he was over his head given the issues of the day.


    Like Ronald Reagan at least in two ways: a uniter, not a divider; a smiler, not a scowler.

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  5. Reading about the movie it seems the director based it on a play about Wild Bill, that revolved around the idea that McCall was Bill's illegitimate son-- in short, complete fiction.


    Most Westerns bend history, but this one throws it out the window. I always wonder why moviemakers do that, because the real history is almost always more interesting than the 'artistic license' version.

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  6. I haven't read about any recent Tong wars in any of those places....


    Scott Seligman's "Tong Wars" is a good book about the New York wars, with some California information, too. Read it a few years back.

  7. I'll have to agree that Bridges was a good Hickok. But sitting around for a half hour talking with McCall over whether or not he would kill him, along with a bunch of hired desperados was...something else.

  8. Watched "Wild Bill" last night; 1995 movie with Jeff Bridges in the title role. Purportedly about the gunfighter, and free on Prime. Good cast besides Bridges: John Hurt, Ellen Barkin, Diane Lane.


    It had some good scenes, and Bridges did pretty good. But the flic was deeply weird in its portrayal of McCall and everything surrounding the killing in Deadwood. I mean, strange. Totally divorced from the reality.


    Unsurprisingly, the movie was a box office megadud. 30 mil to make; took in less than 3 mil.


    I was glad I hadn't paid for it. Anybody else seen this? I hadn't heard of it before.....

  9. It's a great movie. Never thought about the old strand of spaghetti. If I can accept Winchester 92s as the main rifle of the Old West, I can handle a limp piece of dry spaghetti.....


    I'll notice it next time, maybe. I watch it every few years; last did a couple ago.


    "Shut up and deal!"

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  10. 8 hours ago, Wyatt Earp SASS#1628L said:

    Mary Fay Pendelton sure looks like Eleanor Roosevelt. 


    Seems like all the 'old ladies'  dressed like that back then. I remember as a kid 'old ladies' wore black dresses, those chunky black lace-up shoes, and had their hair in buns. They put on that uniform at about 60. 


    Now they are in running tights and a lot of them look darn pretty good. All in the attitude I reckon.

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  11. This might be a good reason not to buy Chinese goods....


    I have a very nice Englishwoman friend. She's lived here for decades, but is still  an English citizen. A fine and active member of the community. She bought  a nice house, which she is allowed to do with her dollars, though she is a foreigner.

  12. Dollars are dollars. People earn dollars by making things and selling them to willing American buyers. If I employ my capital and labor and make something that you then buy with your dollar, is that dollar then not just as good as when it was yours?


    Or, unlike your dollar, mine can be spent on anything but real estate?


    If you don't want Chinese buyers here, don't buy their manufactured goods.

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