Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Memorial Day

From the Revolutionary War:


To our current wars:


Today has been the day that we traditionally remembered those who died during wartime.*

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the 100th anniversary of the first full year of World War One, the 75th anniversary of the first full year of World War Two, the 50th anniversary of the initial escalation of American involvement in the Vietnam War and the 25th anniversary of Operation Desert Shield.** It has indeed been a good year for the war buffs.
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* Until Nixon and the Congress fucked it up by making Memorial Day into a shopping extravaganza.
** Desert Shield marked the official beginning of the Era of Constant Wartime, which we find ourselves in now.

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