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What The F_ _K!
Photos courtesy of San Juan County Sheriff's office
Vandals twice attacked Veterans' graves in Woodlawn Cemetery on Orcas Island this Memorial Day weekend, burning American flags and placing swastika-bearing flags in their place.
"It was an outrage," said said Bob Folk, a Vietnam Vet and former American Legion Post 93 commander. "Just the thought of doing it..."
"This crime is an outrage to every veteran, veteran's family, friends of their family, and the community as a whole," San Juan County Sheriff Bill Cumming said in a statement released Monday, May 28. "This is not an act of free speech, this is a crime."
"This vandalism is considered a hate crime under Washington law, and is being investigated as such," Cumming said.
The Orcas Island American Legion members and friends decorated the graves with more than 100 small American flags Saturday evening, said Folk, who helps organize a Memorial Day ceremony at the cemetery. Sunday morning, Stan Englehartson, a Legionnaire and World War II Veteran, saw the damage as he drove to a pancake breakfast at the Legion Club in Eastsound.
Forty-six flags were stolen and 33 were burned with their remnants still attached to their small standards. Fourteen of the American flags were replaced with flags on sheets of paper bearing hand-made swastikas.
Legionnaires and their friends rounded up flags to replace the missing and charred flags. "We had a enough to put back up Sunday evening," Folk said.
A cemetery caretaker remained in the area and watched the cemetery until 4 a.m. Monday morning. A short time later it was discovered that the vandals struck again, cutting up flags and replacing 33 of them with the hand-drawn swastika flags.
Most of the available small flags on Orcas were marking graves at other cemeteries, stolen or destroyed but that didn't deter the Legionnaires from honoring their fellow vets. "We printed up 100 flags and made sticks for them and put them on the graves," Folk said.
"People went out there way to get things accomplished so it could be as best as we could do," Folk said. "We feel we have to pay our respects."
Anyone with information about the persons who planned and carried out this crime are asked to contact the sheriff's office at 360.378.4151.
Red hat Pup: "...Look, life comes with responsibilities...Teddy Roosevelt gave an entire speech once with a bullet lodged in his chest. Some tings are a matter 'a duty."
|You Are the Ace of Diamonds|
You are a lucky person, and you always seem to find yourself surrounds by pretty, shiny things.
You have a knack for success and money - though your skills can't really be learned or taught.
You shine in a room, and you a have a truly sparkling personality.
A true extrovert, you always are able to share a witty joke or the latest scandalous gossip.
While you do have an eye for bling, you are also quite generous.
A lot of wealth and luck comes your way. And you're not afraid to pass it on.
A gamble you should take: Sports betting
Your friends would describe you as: Captivating
Your enemies would describe you as: Greedy
If you lived in Vegas, you would be: A trophy wife or husband
Stop giving me that pop-up ad for classmates.com!There's a reason you don't talk to people for 25 years.? Because you don't particularly like them!? Besides, I already know what the captain of the football team is doing these days
--mowing my lawn.
Don't eat anything that's served to you out a window unless you're a seagull.? People are acting all shocked that a human finger was found in a bowl of Wendy's chili.? Hey, it cost less than a dollar.?
What did you expect it to contain?? Trout?
Stop saying that teenage boys who have sex with their hot, blonde teachers are permanently damaged.? I have a better description for these kids:?
If you need to shave and you still collect baseball cards, you're a dope.? If you're a kid, the cards are keepsakes of your idols.? If you're a grown man, they're pictures of men.
Ladies, leave your eyebrows alone.? Here's how much men care about your eyebrows: do you have two of them??
Okay, we're done.
There's no such thing as flavored water.? There's a whole aisle of this crap at the supermarket, water, but without that watery taste.? Sorry, but flavored water is called a soft drink.? You want flavored water??
Pour some scotch over ice and let it melt.?
That's your flavored water.
Stop screwing with old people.?
Target is introducing a redesigned pill bottle that's square, with a bigger label.And the top is now the bottom.? And by the time grandpa figures out how to open it, his ass will be in the morgue.?
Congratulations, Target, you Just solved the Social Security crisis.
The more complicated the Starbucks order, the bigger the asshole.?
If you walk into a Starbucks and order a
"decaf grande half-soy, half-low fat, iced vanilla, double-shot, gingerbread cappuccino, extra dry, light ice, with one sweet-n'-Low, and one NutraSweet,"
ooh, you're a huge asshole.
I'm not the cashier!?
By the time I look up from sliding my card, entering my PIN number, pressing "Enter," verifying the amount, deciding, no, I don't want cash back, and pressing "Enter" again, the kid who is supposed to be ringing me up is standing there eating my Almond Joy.
Just because your tattoo has Chinese characters in it doesn't make you spiritual.?
It's right above the crack of your ass.? And it translates to "beef with broccoli."? The last time you did anything spiritual, you were praying to God you weren't pregnant.
You're not spiritual.? You're just high.
: Competitive eating isn't a sport.? It's one of the seven deadly sins.? ESPN recently televised the U.S.? Open of Competitive Eating, because watching those athletes at the poker table was just too damned exciting.? What's next, competitive farting??? Oh wait!? They're already doing that.?
It's called "The Howard Stern Show."
I don't need a bigger mega M&Ms.?
If I'm extra hungry for M&Ms, I'll go nuts and eat two.
If you're going to insist on making movies based on crappy, old television shows, then you have to give everyone in the Cineplex a remote so we can see what's playing on the other screens. Let's remember the reason something was a television show in the first place is that the idea wasn't good enough to be a movie.
No more gift registries.?
You know, it used to be just for weddings.? Now it's for babies and new homes and graduations from rehab.?
Picking out the stuff you want and having other people buy it for you isn't gift giving, it's the white people version of looting.
and this one is long overdue:?
No more bathroom attendants.? After I zip up, some guy is offering me a towel and a mint like I just had sex with George Michael.? I can't even tell if he's supposed to be there, or just some freak with a fetish.?
I don't want to be on your web cam, dude.? I just want to wash my hands.
New Rule: ?
When I ask how old your toddler is, I don't need to know in months.? "27 Months."? "He's two," will do just fine.? He's not a cheese.?
And I didn't really care in the first place.
If you ever hope to be a credible adult and want a job that pays better than minimum wage, then for God's sake don't pierce or tattoo every available piece of flesh.?
If so, then plan your future around saying" Do you want fries with that?"
|Your Reputation Is: Mystery Girl|
You're the girl that everyone is trying to figure out.
Men are attracted to your intriguing persona - and women want to copy it!
I would appreciate my readers checking this out and doing what is right.
My husband has this on his blog.
My Son the Marine just called to say ,
"Happy Mother's Day ...'
cool ,made my day...
which was good,
out for huge Lunch at Serrano's
a good day.
Although I conquer all the earth,
Yet for me there is only one city.
In that city there is for me only one house;
And in that house, one room only;
And in that room, a bed.
And one woman sleeps there,
The shining joy and jewel of all my kingdom
Love one another, but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup, but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread, but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone.
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together.
For the pillars of the temple stand apart.
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
O, my luve is like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June.
O, my luve is like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I,
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.
Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun!
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only luve,
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile!
The medal from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) comes after US Vietnam veteran Jerrell Hudman said he was sending his Purple Heart medal to George's owner after hearing of the dog's bravery.
George, who had a heart problem, won fame after defending five children from the pitbulls in the small North Island town of Manaia a week and a half ago. The two pitbulls rushed at the five children on the street, prompting George to charge the much larger dogs as the children escaped.
The Jack Russell was badly mauled by the two pitbulls and later had to be put down because of his extensive injuries. The two pitbulls were also put down.
The SPCA medal is usually awarded to people for their bravery in defending animals.
"George was a very brave little dog who almost certainly prevented severe injury, if not death, to at least one of the children," SPCA chief executive Robyn Kippenberger said.
"It's truly tragic that he paid with his own life for his instinctive act of courage."
Hudman, 58, of Austin, Texas was a US Marine for 30 years and said he decided to send his Purple Heart to George's owner Alan Gay after reading the news on the Internet because the dog was "a little warrior".
The Purple Heart is awarded to those killed or injured fighting for the US military.
|What People Think of Your Mouth|
by Philip Sidney
My true-love hath my heart and I have his,
By just exchange one for the other given;
I hold his dear and mine he cannot miss;
There never was a better bargain driven.
My true-love hath my heart and I have his,
His heart in me keeps him and me in one;
My heart in him his thoughts and senses guides;
He loves my heart for once it was his own,
I cherish his because in me it bides.
My true-love hath my heart and I have his,"
I remember hearing this in the movie ELIZABETH,
I think it is beautiful.
Just as true today ,
love is eternal.
The Indian Serenade
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
I arise from dreams of thee
In the first sweet sleep or night,
When the winds are breathing low,
And the stars are shining bright:
I arise from dreams of thee,
And a spirit in my feet
Has led me- who knows how?
To thy chamber-window, sweet!
The wandering airs they faint
On the dark, the silent stream-
The champak odors fail
Like sweet thoughts in a dream;
The nightingale's complaint,
It dies upon her heart-
As I must die on thine,
Oh, beloved as thou art!
Oh, lift me from the grass!
I die! I faint! I fail!
Let thy love in kisses rain
On my lips and eyelids pale.
My cheek is cold and white, alas!
My heart beats loud and fast-
Oh! press it close to thine own again,
Where it will break at last!
sick one day. Having an urgent problem with one of the main computers,
he dialed the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a
'Is your daddy home?' he asked.
'Yes,' whispered the small voice.
May I talk with him?'
The child whispered, 'No.'
Surprised and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked,
'Is your Mommy there?'
'May I talk with her?'
Again the small voice whispered, 'No.'
Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss
asked, 'Is anybody else there?'
'Yes,' whispered the child, 'a policeman'
Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss
'May I speak with the policeman?'
'No, he's busy', whispered the child.
'Busy doing what?'
'Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman,' came the whispered answer.
Growing more worried as he heard what sounded like a helicopter through
the earpiece on the phone, the boss asked, 'What is that noise?'
'A helicopter' answered the whispering voice.
'What is going on there?' demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive.
Again, whispering, the child answered, 'The search team just landed the
Alarmed, concerned and a little frustrated the boss asked, 'What are
they searching for?'
Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle:
reminded me of The Big Chill,
but also a very good song for breaking up.....
Artist: Marvin Gaye Lyrics
Song: I Heard It Through The Grapevine Lyrics
Ooh, I bet you're wondering how I knew
About you're plans to make me blue
With some other guy that you knew before.
Between the two of us guys
You know I love you more.
It took me by surprise I must say,
When I found out yesterday.
Don't you know that...
I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine.
Oh I heard it through the grapevine,
Oh and I'm just about to lose my mind.
Honey, honey yeah.
I know that a man ain't supposed to cry,
But these tears I can't hold inside.
Losin' you would end my life you see,
Cause you mean that much to me.
You could have told me yourself
That you love someone else.
People say believe half of what you see,
Son, and none of what you hear.
I can't help bein' confused
If it's true please tell me dear?
Do you plan to let me go
For the other guy you loved before?
Don't you know...
as a form of deception or dismissal of prior presumptions, is the breaking or violation of a presumptive social contract (trust, or confidence) that produces moral and psychological conflict within a relationship amongst individuals, between organizations or between individuals and organizations. Often betrayal is the act of supporting a rival group, or it is a complete break from previously decided upon or presumed norms by one party from the others."
it is stuff like this that makes me wonder about the country of my birth.....