Another Piece of WWII

The Thursday night showing at the Stardust theater in Sun City West was “Heaven Knows Mr. Allison,”  starring Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr. Filmed in 1957 the story is about a marine who drifts ashore on an island in the Pacific during WWII. He finds it occupied by a nun. The two get to know each other for several weeks before Japanese occupy the island. For some strange reason they leave just as suddenly as they came A few days later they return. The marine kills a soldier in the Japanese camp when the soldier finds him.. The Japanese then begin burning the island to find the enemy.  The marine hides in a cave, but they find him. He is given a choice to come out or a hand grenade. An explosion occurs. It is not a grenade but a bomb. The USA began bombing the island and saved the day.

Peg and I agree that this is the best film we have seen at the Stardust theater. After looking it up, I learned that Ms Kerr received a nomination for best actress and the writers for best adaptation of a movie from another medium.

For some reason fate has made this winter a review of  history for me. It began with “The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell,” followed by a story about a Mitchell B-26, a wonderful book called “Flyboys”, a live performance of “South Pacific” at the Palm theater in Mesa, and now “Heaven Knows Mr. Allison.”

Not Much Has Changed

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I got this from my good friend Dorothy.

Do you know what happened 163 years ago on 

September 9, 1850?

California became a state!

The people had no electricity.
The state had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gunfights in the streets.

So basically NOTHING has changed except, 


THEN

the women had real boobs,

and the men didn’t hold hands.

 That, my friends, is the history lesson for today.

The Ghost of Thanksgiving Yet to Come

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Thanksgiving at the Trolls (Photo credit: martha_chapa95)

An interesting futuristic story of Thanksgiving written by Arnold Ahiert of the Canada Free Press. The theme of the story is much like that of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. This is the greatest Thanksgiving situation as implemented by Progressives.

The Ghost of Thanksgiving Yet to Come.

A Salute To Veterans Of America

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World War II Memorial Fountains and Arch (Photo credit: IslesPunkFan)

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Viet Nam War Memorial Washington, D.C.

Vietnam Memorial Statue, Washington D.C.

Viet Nam War Memorial Washington, D.C.

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War Dog Memorial Washington, D.C.

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World War I Memorial Washington, D.C.

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Korean War Memorial, Washington, D.C.

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Women in War Nurses Memorial, Washington, D.C.

A  National memorial commemorating the Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars has not yet been established, let us honor these brave military people for their service as well, and all lessor war skirmishes that our country fought in.

This video says what is in my heart. I salute every veteran who has protected me and my family since World War II. I owe you all a debt of gratitude.

Wisdom Galore

When growing up during World War II my immigrant parents often lectured me on the Democrat Party, “they are for the workin’ man” Dad would say. Then he and Mom went on living conservative lives despising the idea of getting “charity” from the government.
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Three Things You Don’t Know About Islam

This short video explains three things we don’t know about Islam. All three are important to understand what is happening in our country, and the world.

The Secret Is To Stay Positive

Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer

Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

This true story is from my yarn telling, bike ridin’ buddy Lou who now lives, and fraternizes with the group in this story.

 

 

 

President Barack Obama was in the Oval Office when his telephone rang.”Hello, President Obama” a heavily accented southern voice said. “This is Jimmy Boy, down here at Bump’s Catfish Shack, in Vicksburg , and I am callin’ to tell ya’ll that we are officially declaring war on y’all!”

 

“Well Jimmy Boy,” Barack replied, “This is indeed important news! How big is your army?”

 

“Right now,” said Jimmy Boy, after a moments calculation “there is myself, my cousin Tom, my next-door-neighbor, and brother Gerald, and the whole dart team from JD’s Bait Shop. That makes eight or maybe nine depending if Bump can close the store.”

 

Barack paused. “I must tell you Jimmy Boy that I have one million men in my army waiting to move on my command.”

 

“Wow,” said Jimmy Boy. “I’ll have to call ya back!”

 

Sure enough, the next day, Jimmy Boy called again. “Mr. Obama, the war is still on! We have managed to acquire some infantry equipment!”

 

“And what equipment would that be Jimmy Boy?” Barack asked.

 

“Well sir, we have two combines, a bulldozer, and my brother Mike’s farm tractor.”

 

President Obama sighed. “I must tell you Jimmy Boy, that I have 16,000 tanks and 14,000 armored personnel carriers. Also I’ve increased my army to one and a half million since we last spoke.”

 

“Lord above”, said Jimmy Boy, “I’ll be getting back to ya.”

 

Sure enough, Jimmy Boy called again the next day. “President Obama! I am sorry to have to tell you that we have had to call off this here war.”

 

“I’m sorry to hear that” said Barack. “Why the sudden change of heart?”

 

Well, sir,” said Jimmy Boy, “we’ve all sat ourselves down and had a long chat over sweet tea, catfish, greens, and pie, and come to realize that there’s just no way we can feed that many prisoners.”

 

SOUTHERN CONFIDENCE CANNOT BE SHAKEN

 

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