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Not a Chance the Left Will Run Out of Crazies

It’s unlikely the original creators of Looney Tunes ever imagined their cartoon characters would come to life for real. For example, Foghorn Leghorn evolved into Senate Dummocrat Chuck Schumer. There’s no possibility that the left will run out of “Crazies”; there’s a boundless cornucopia of left-wing nut cases, many in the entertainment venues and industries, but many also in congress.
Their ratings on the “nutcase” meter vary per measure of their insane rants, ravings and meltdowns combined with their levels of fame. General Celebrity and Elm Street type Hollywood freaks provide us with feelings from hilarious laughter to disgust, apathy, and sometimes just plain pity.
We’ve recently been witness to vivid examples of celebrities suffering from extreme lunacy and mental illnesses: Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Joy Behar, Rosie O’Donnell, Ashley Judd, Cher, Chelsea Handler, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Maher, Danny Glover and Sean Penn to name a few.
I was very angry with myself for laughing uncontrolla…

Righteous indignation you say?

I was trying to remember when I first became aware of this phrase and what it actually meant.I guess I was in my mid-teens and maybe it was in one of five English classes I had in high school. Five you say! Yes, five it was. English was one of two classes I flunked in the 9th grade. Algebra was the other and I legitimately failed it, unlike my English course. I really tried to understand algebra, but our moving all over the country had scrambled the rules of math for me.
For all the crazy stunts I pulled in my English class, I was totally cowed down in algebra and stayed confused no matter who tried to help me. I needed to start over. The funny thing is, I took it in the 10th grade and passed it. Years later in a statistical process control seminar, I was the go to guy on most of the other fellow’s algebra. Even today I don’t understand how that was possible.
I failed English because I was the class clown, or rather the main CC. This stirred my teacher’s righteous indignation and she…

The Presidential Medal of Freedom. Really?

President John F. Kennedy created the award to be the civilian version of our military’s Medal of Honor.It is to recognize going miles above and beyond anything resembling typical accomplishments and is an incredible honor and should only be awarded when truly merited.Otherwise, it is like an actor winning an Oscar for being an actor.
According to Wikipedia, The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is the highest civilian award of the United States. It recognizes those people who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
The average annual incidence of award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom is approximately 1 per every 20,500,000 adult U.S. citizens and those awarded with distinction are even rarer.
People who have been awarded the lesser award (without distinction) include Mother…

The folly of youth? Maybe not.

Using little more than their imagination, do children still play in the make believe world that was so dear to my generation? Our imagination was so finely tuned that Peter Pan had nothing on us. Of course there were no electronics available or we might have fallen into the same trap our kids now accept as normal childhood development.
Not to be indelicate, but we grew up post-World War II and the forgotten Korean conflict and even though I cannot remember ever fighting an imaginary Korean Commie, my 3 brothers and I sent a lot of “Japs” and multiple thousands of “Krauts” to an early demise and we went to war with them very often and for a good number of victorious campaigns.
Our favorite rifle was quite often a stick and not just any stick, but a hand-hewn stick that each of us took pride in selecting. On a daily basis, we would watch Sergeant Saunders of the TV series Combat and this would recharge our imaginary fantasy batteries.
While we lived on the corn farm in Michigan, we…

Regrets? Yea, I have some.

It was once said of Vince Lombardi: "He possesses minimal football knowledge and lacks motivation." Lombardi would later write, "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up."
According to Wikipedia, "He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight and five total NFL Championships in seven years, in addition to winning the first two Super Bowls following the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. Lombardi is considered by many to be the greatest coach in football history."
I’ve written about it before that I actually met Mr. Lombardi’s granddaughter while I was stationed at Vandenberg Air Force base. A few days after I processed into the squadron, a fellow airman asked me if I had met Airman First Class Lombardi and I replied “No.”He went on to describe her as a snooty-tootie who loved to throw that amazing pedigree around and like the idiot I sometimes was, I bough…