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Saturday Lecture Open Thread

by coldwarrior ( 73 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread, saturday lecture series at May 25th, 2013 - 7:29 am

Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend all!

 

Take time to remember the fallen. You can thank the living on Veteran’s Day.

 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 

The Brits and Canadians and the rest of the Empire have Remembrance Day when we have Veterans Day.

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73 Responses to “Saturday Lecture Open Thread”
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  1. 1 | May 25, 2013 8:32 am

    Put your flag out if you have one. If you don’t, go get one.


  2. 2 | May 25, 2013 9:08 am

    Woo-hoo! All the way up to 46 degrees F here in the lower Shenandoah already! Just as well we don’t have a beach…


  3. 3 | May 25, 2013 9:14 am

    @ Mike C.:
    Yeah it’s in the forties here, too. Summer has definitely started… :
    :roll:


  4. 4 | May 25, 2013 9:22 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Damned odd spring, ain’t it?


  5. RIX
    5 | May 25, 2013 9:24 am

    This Global Warming is freezing!
    Happy Memorial Day, honor the fallen.


  6. 6 | May 25, 2013 9:26 am

    @ Mike C.:
    Climate Chaos!!!!11ty!!!


  7. RIX
    7 | May 25, 2013 9:31 am

    Monday afternoon, ABC News released a chilling report that details what journalists have faced while trying to get some answers from the Cincinnati IRS office, which is where a majority of the Tea Party targeting took place.

    According to ABC, an “armed uniform police officer with the Federal Protective Service” “escorted” reporters through the public building. ABC says if the intent wasn’t to “scare off” employees who might talk, “it was the effect.”

    Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/irs-scandal/2013/05/21/team-obama-intimidates-irs-workers-armed-guards-
    threatens-them-if-they-talk#ixzz2UJKueTmZ

    I don’t think that our troops risked their lives for thia.


  8. eaglesoars
    8 | May 25, 2013 9:33 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    Damned odd spring, ain’t it?

    Not just here -- it’s been snowing in…Scotland

    sheesh


  9. 9 | May 25, 2013 9:33 am

    There’s a lot of confused plants and birds around here… Not to mention gardeners.


  10. RIX
    10 | May 25, 2013 9:37 am

    Today is supposed to be a yard work day, mulch etc.
    but he now have a near freezing rain.
    Has to clear out.


  11. 11 | May 25, 2013 9:41 am

    @ RIX:
    Obama wants a dictatorship. That is the bottom line. Democrats in general have very totalitarian leanings. You can see that in places like New York and California. They want a tightly controlled society. They claim to be for freedom, but other than the freedom for gays to fuck each other up te ass on the street corner, they don’t like freedom very much. This with the IRS and the suppressing of the press is just typical Democrat behavior.


  12. RIX
    12 | May 25, 2013 9:47 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    I don’t have any serious doubt that Obama wants a
    dictatorship.
    He would never refer to it as a dictatorship, but that’s
    just what he thinks we need.


  13. momcat
    13 | May 25, 2013 9:55 am

    morning everyone! Who needs a cup of coffee?


  14. 14 | May 25, 2013 9:57 am

    @ momcat:

    You okay (relatively speaking?)


  15. texasam7
    15 | May 25, 2013 10:00 am

    Love “In Flanders Fields”. Hate how “peace at any pricers” omit the last verse. Makes them “uncomfortable”. Free speech ain’t free!


  16. momcat
    16 | May 25, 2013 10:01 am

    I@ Mike C.:

    I am still kicking around.Thanks for asking.


  17. 17 | May 25, 2013 10:01 am

    @ momcat:
    {momcat}

    Good morning!


  18. momcat
    18 | May 25, 2013 10:03 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Morning! How are you?


  19. 19 | May 25, 2013 10:05 am

    @ momcat:

    Good.


  20. 20 | May 25, 2013 10:08 am

    @ momcat:
    Still among the living. Can’t complain. Looking forward to a long weekend.


  21. rain of lead
    21 | May 25, 2013 10:21 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    mornin fist
    hey, are you a civil war buff? have you seen the vid I posted about the battle of Franklin ( one of the top 3 most brutal battles in the war)


  22. 22 | May 25, 2013 10:28 am

    @ rain of lead:
    I am a Civil War buff, but I Haven’t seen the video. I don’t remember Franklin, unless that’s another name fore Stones River. I am still learning about all the battles and the strategy behind them. It is fascinating. The next Civil War will be messier, I am afraid. The Liberals seem to want one, unfortunately.


  23. rain of lead
    23 | May 25, 2013 10:34 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    stones river was the battle of murfreesboro
    the battle of franklin was one of those things that should not have happned

    the armies of each side were racing for nashville and ran into each other at franklin

    this is what happened


  24. rain of lead
    24 | May 25, 2013 10:35 am

    @ rain of lead:

    this was the battle where 5 confederte generals were killed in one afternoon


  25. 25 | May 25, 2013 10:40 am

    @ rain of lead:
    Cool. The battles that aren’t planned are often the bloodiest. That’s how Gettysburg started.


  26. 26 | May 25, 2013 11:12 am

    Memorial Day 2013


  27. 27 | May 25, 2013 11:18 am

    We’ll see the start of the gathering today; more tomorrow. Rolling Thunder on Monday -- the Ride to the Wall.


  28. huckfunn
    28 | May 25, 2013 11:28 am

    America’s oldest veteran to spend quiet Memorial Day at home in Austin, Texas.

    “I got good health and I don’t take any medicine,” he said. “I also stay busy around the yards, I trim trees, help with the horses. The driveways get dirty, so I clean them. I do something to keep myself moving. I don’t watch television.”

    Overton also passes his time with up to 12 cigars a day and a little whiskey in his morning coffee. The hooch helps keep Overton spry, he said.

    “I may drink a little in the evening too with some soda water, but that’s it,” he said. “Whiskey’s a good medicine. It keeps your muscles tender.”


  29. Bumr50
    29 | May 25, 2013 11:51 am

    @ huckfunn:

    I shared this with my wife, stressing the importance of whiskey in this man’s regimen.

    It didn’t go over well…


  30. huckfunn
    30 | May 25, 2013 12:18 pm

    @ Bumr50:
    *sigh* Sometimes they just don’t understand.


  31. heysoos
    31 | May 25, 2013 12:27 pm

    this is a grim reminder of our good fortune to be Americans, and why we need to reign in the madness of an out of control govt
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/10080300/Woolwich-attack-provokes-anti-Muslim-backlash-across-UK.html


  32. Da_Beerfreak
    32 | May 25, 2013 12:40 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    this is a grim reminder of our good fortune to be Americans, and why we need to reign in the madness of an out of control govt
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/10080300/Woolwich-attack-provokes-anti-Muslim-backlash-across-UK.html

    The muzzies in England have nothing to fear, the English Police have the situation under control. :roll:

    Man charged with making ‘racist or anti-religious’ Facebook comments about British soldier’s death

    -Benjamin Flatters, 22, charged for making ‘malicious comments’ on the social networking site

    -Another man warned about his conduct on social media

    -Two men released on bail after comments made on Twitter
    Police say people should be careful about what they write on twitter as the ‘consequences could be serious’

    A 22-year-old man has been charged on suspicion of making malicious comments on Facebook following the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby.

    Benjamin Flatters, from Lincoln, was arrested last night after complaints were made to Lincolnshire Police about comments made on Facebook, which were allegedly of a racist or anti-religious nature.

    He was charged with an offence of malicious communications this afternoon in relation to the comments, a Lincolnshire Police spokesman said.

    A second man was visited by officers and warned about his activity on social media, the spokesman added.


  33. Lily
    33 | May 25, 2013 12:49 pm

    @ momcat:

    Hey {{momcat}}!!! Hugs and prayers to you!!!


  34. Lily
    34 | May 25, 2013 12:53 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    I like
    Simple Man too …. ;)


  35. Lily
    35 | May 25, 2013 12:56 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    @ huckfunn:
    I shared this with my wife, stressing the importance of whiskey in this man’s regimen.
    It didn’t go over well…

    I could see why….LOL!


  36. Lily
    36 | May 25, 2013 12:58 pm

    Darn it … I have done it again…killed another thread…


  37. Lily
    37 | May 25, 2013 1:04 pm

    Okay something for Memorial Day….


  38. Calo
    38 | May 25, 2013 1:04 pm

    @ Lily:
    Good Afternoon, Miss Sunshine.

    It’s a fine day to pull some weeds out of the flower beds before the rain starts.


  39. 39 | May 25, 2013 1:07 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    How long will it be before we see the same kind of ‘warnings’ given to Americans who exercise their First Amendment rights and ‘criticize’ Islam, Mohammed or Obama?


  40. Icekoldebassman
    40 | May 25, 2013 1:09 pm

    So, this is where all the interesting people are, I hear …


  41. 41 | May 25, 2013 1:18 pm

    @ mfhorn:
    We have a film maker in Federal prison for blasphemy right now, so I’d say we’re already there.


  42. Da_Beerfreak
    42 | May 25, 2013 1:21 pm

    @ mfhorn:
    @ Iron Fist:
    It’s only going to get worse as long as liberals keep believing that there’s a right not to be offended.


  43. The Osprey
    43 | May 25, 2013 1:22 pm

    7000 EDL and supporters march in Newcastle.

    http://gatesofvienna.net/2013/05/7000-edl-supporters-march-in-newcastle/


  44. Da_Beerfreak
    44 | May 25, 2013 1:23 pm

    Lily wrote:

    Darn it … I have done it again…killed another thread…

    :grin:
    In and out trying to get stuff done…


  45. Lily
    45 | May 25, 2013 1:23 pm

    @ Calo:

    Hey {{Calo}}! Yes it is a fine day to do that…..then I’d be all messed tonight with the damn back or some other issue with my body. It simply has turned hateful to me. ;)


  46. Lily
    46 | May 25, 2013 1:24 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    LOL! I have perfected it. ;)


  47. The Osprey
    47 | May 25, 2013 1:27 pm


  48. The Osprey
    48 | May 25, 2013 1:29 pm

    Paul Weston: “Islam needs to be vilified.”

    http://gatesofvienna.net/2013/05/islam-needs-to-be-vilified/


  49. 49 | May 25, 2013 1:30 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    They don’t mind offending Christians. Indeed they seem to thrive on that. Their desire not to offend is highly selective.


  50. Da_Beerfreak
    50 | May 25, 2013 1:34 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    They don’t mind offending Christians. Indeed they seem to thrive on that. Their desire not to offend is highly selective.

    It’s a totally one-way ‘right’; never to be applied to the bitter-clingers.


  51. 51 | May 25, 2013 1:36 pm

    @ Icekoldebassman:

    Sorry! You were caught in a spam trap!

    8O


  52. 52 | May 25, 2013 1:43 pm

    There are interesting people here?


  53. 53 | May 25, 2013 1:46 pm

    @ Mike C.:

    Yep. All ov’em.


  54. Lily
    54 | May 25, 2013 2:02 pm

    @ Mike C.:

    Well yes…want talk about shoes? ;)
    Then again you might be right about me…dull.


  55. Lily
    55 | May 25, 2013 2:03 pm

    @ Lily:

    Shoot just my spelli8ng errors are at least odd.


  56. Calo
    57 | May 25, 2013 2:18 pm

    @ lobo91:
    One woman confessed (allegedly)but all 3, mother and two daughters, were killed?

    Why aren’t the Feminists in America outraged over any of these honor killings?


  57. lobo91
    59 | May 25, 2013 2:23 pm

    @ Calo:

    Because they weren’t evangelical Christians or Republicans?


  58. The Osprey
    60 | May 25, 2013 2:25 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ The Osprey:

    Egypt: Three Women Killed To Protect Family’s “Honor”…

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ The Osprey:

    Egypt: Three Women Killed To Protect Family’s “Honor”…

    Sick bastards!


  59. rain of lead
    61 | May 25, 2013 2:29 pm

    @ lobo91:
    @ Bumr50:
    @ lobo91:
    @ Lily:
    @ Kafir:
    @ Mike C.:
    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    @ Iron Fist:
    @ The Osprey:

    hey ya’ll
    well the yard work is done and I am off to get some Ribs and stuff for lunch
    gotta work tonight but I’ll see ya later tonight.

    @ Icekoldebassman:

    welcome to our disfunctional littel corner of the internet
    hope you jump right in and post a ton


  60. heysoos
    62 | May 25, 2013 2:33 pm

    @ The Osprey:
    similar the the WW2 Japanese…assumed moral and racial superiority, atrocity and death was normal…so guys like my dad went out there and killed the fuckers by the boatload…problem solved
    Semper Fi


  61. The Osprey
    63 | May 25, 2013 2:53 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    @ The Osprey:
    similar the the WW2 Japanese…assumed moral and racial superiority, atrocity and death was normal…so guys like my dad went out there and killed the fuckers by the boatload…problem solved
    Semper Fi

    Indeed. But at least in WWII we had not invited the Bushido fanatics into Western countries by the millions!


  62. yenta-fada
    64 | May 25, 2013 3:13 pm

    An old, but apt article from ‘deweyfromdetroit’:

    http://www.deweyfromdetroit.com/2010/08/why-peaceful-majority-is-irrelevant.html


  63. poteen
    65 | May 25, 2013 3:41 pm

    OT but interesting.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dark-Secret-Place-on-KFI-Los-Angeles/251484178221420?hc_location=stream

    I’ve had several meetings over the last two days, in regards to making the 80% paperweight (legally unregistered precursor to an AR-15) more easily available to all Americans. I met with an aluminum forger (it’s super cheap in dam-friendly Washington) and a CNC machinist who is sympathetic to folks like us. I’m disgusted that there are people out there trying to CHARGE you for information you should have. It should cost no MORE than $40 for the paperweight, and a nominal “setup” fee from a CNC machinist. The software should be open source and free to copy. It should also include a tutorial about the legality of the paperweight and “how to” assemble the parts on your kitchen table. You’ve heard of 4:20? Get ready for 5:56!


  64. momcat
    66 | May 25, 2013 4:19 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ momcat:

    Hey {{momcat}}!!! Hugs and prayers to you!!!

    Hey Lily! Thanks,for the hugs and prayers. I know what you mean about the flowers. Used to love doing it. Now it is hard for me to do it. I miss it.


  65. Icekoldebassman
    67 | May 25, 2013 6:38 pm

    @ Kafir:
    I know. It happens a lot.


  66. Calo
    68 | May 25, 2013 7:33 pm

    @ Icekoldebassman:
    Oh, wait….

    You sneaked in through the back door while I wasn’t watching. :lol:


  67. Icekoldebassman
    69 | May 25, 2013 10:04 pm

    Calo wrote:

    @ Icekoldebassman:
    Oh, wait….
    You sneaked in through the back door while I wasn’t watching.

    Prove it.


  68. Calo
    70 | May 25, 2013 10:15 pm

    @ Icekoldebassman:
    We are short a spam trap and I found it among the cat toys behind the rec room couch.


  69. coldwarrior
    71 | May 25, 2013 11:02 pm

    @ Icekoldebassman:

    welcome aboard.

    i offer this laurel, and hardy handshake…

    (usually song and dance man does this and he is much better at it)

    go back to the home page and catch up with us on the new thread.


  70. Icekoldebassman
    72 | May 26, 2013 9:09 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ Icekoldebassman:
    welcome aboard.
    i offer this laurel, and hardy handshake…
    (usually song and dance man does this and he is much better at it)
    go back to the home page and catch up with us on the new thread.

    Thank you, Sir!
    Yes, Sir, right away, Sir!
    *runs out the door without kissing his honey ‘good-bye’*


  71. Icekoldebassman
    73 | May 26, 2013 9:11 am

    @ Calo:
    Spam trap …
    Second Icekoldebassman gets the Spam


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