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  1. Spoken like an airline pilot.
  2. Combined Ohio and Wisconsin State bands! That’s the way to do it!! I replayed it 3 times. ,
  3. Border Shootout with a Glenn Ford Now Justified which is set in the East can be considered a “Western” not because Raylan was a US Marshal, and not because he wore a cowboy hat. I consider it a western because of Raylan’s line in the first episode. ”He pulled first”
  4. The point was that Hull wanted a long detailed blow by blow description of why war had commenced. FDR didn’t want that. He wanted a sharp, clear, and visceral response that people, and Congress, would get. And they got it. Only one vote against the War Declaration. Pacifist Representative Jeanette Rankin from Montana.
  5. Local news anchor almost screwed up when she was saying there were 2000 service members killed at Pearl Harbor. She said Servicemen! Heaven forbid! Then corrected herself. Obviously the teleprompter said Service Members. There were 82 Army nurses at Pearl Harbor. None were killed. No women were stationed on war ships in WWll. No women flew combat planes. Things have changed. But youngsters who write the new scripts don’t know much about history do they? And then there was a story about the two sailors who were recently identified through DNA. They interviewed a young woman who found out one of them was her great uncle who she had never heard about. She thought it was “cool”. Yeah. Cool. And I assumed that one of the networks would be showing In Harms Way, Air Force, Back to Bataan or some such classic (but hopefully not the ridiculous Pearl Harbor). But I was wrong.
  6. One thing l never do is drink when I’m down. I found it doesn’t help a dang thing. Doesn’t really elevate my mood or make me feel better at all. I just drink when I’m in a good mood. That works for me.
  7. I disagree with ole George on that one.
  8. https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2019/12/07/nas-pensacola-shooting-victim-identified-joshua-kaleb-watson-saved-countless-lives/4364516002/?fbclid=IwAR0eC1cO86xQtKSKH4SR6nEpFNApLzkORlxtUF4DWQix4xdKp94LobgN6T4
  9. Among dozens of other history books, I read Reach for the Sky when I was in high school. Fantastic story.
  10. Stephen Hawking said this. “The genie is out of the bottle. We need to move forward on artificial intelligence development but we also need to be mindful of its very real dangers. I fear that AI may replace humans altogether. If people design computer viruses, someone will design AI that replicates itself. This will be a new form of life that will outperform humans” Then his wheelchair killed him.
  11. Cordell Hull begged Roosevelt to give a much longer speech, outlining the many aggressive actions of Japan in Asia and the difficulties in relations between them and the US. FDR had already finalized his message and gave it as written in les than 10 minutes. Turned out to be the most famous Presidential speech since Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address which was also very short, and given after a 2 hour oration by Cordell Hull. Too bad so many politicians don’t understand that oratory doesn’t require length, just skill and heart.
  12. My limit is generally two drinks. Usually I just have one. Maybe twice a week. Seen too many folks in the past who let it get out of control. When I was single and wild I was almost one of em. But one winter afternoon after work, I said “Boy I really need a drink”. Then I realized what I’d said. Need? Wait a minute. That could be a problem. From then on I pretty much took Ben Franklin’s advice. All things in moderation.
  13. I can’t remember the last time I was hungover. It was years ago. With age comes wisdom. I do recall the worst hangover I ever had though. It was in 1968. Bad one. Yuchh.
  14. “Lightning” Like Allie Mo, there’s no e.
  15. Around here I just order sopapillas and honey.
  16. Mex food has been neutered by the commercial chains. But in the small local family run joints in the Southwest it's genuine non-aduterated Mexican most of the time. And it's awesome! One reason is the ingredients are grown in this climate and can be had fresh.
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