Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A soldier died today...In Honor of Memorial Day 2009



(A Soldier Died Today) by A. Lawrence Vaincourt

He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion,telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.

And tho' sometimes, to his neighbors,his tales became a joke,All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.

But we'll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away, And the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today.

He will not be mourned by many,just his children and his wife, For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life.

Held a job and raised a family,quietly going his own way, And the world won't note his passing,though a soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth,their bodies lie in state, While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young, But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land, A guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife, Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?

A politician's stipend and the style in which he lives, Are sometimes disproportionate to the service that he gives.

While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all,I s paid off with a medal and perhaps, a pension small.

It's so easy to forget them for it was so long ago,That the old Bills of our Country went to battle, but we know

It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys, Who won for us the freedom that our Country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,with your enemies at hand, Would you want a politician with his ever-shifting stand?

Or would you prefer a soldier,who has sworn to defend His home, his kin and Country and would fight until the end?

He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin, But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.

For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say,

Our Country is in mourning, for a soldier died today.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Red Sox Great, "The Little Professor", Dom Dimaggio, has passed....

Some of the below comments were taken from the MSNBC.com website

DiMaggio was a seven-time All Star who still holds the record for the longest consecutive game hitting streak in Boston Red Sox history.

Known as the “Little Professor” because of his eyeglasses and 5-foot-9, 168-pound frame, DiMaggio hit safely in 34 consecutive games in 1949. The streak was broken on Aug. 9 when his big brother caught a sinking liner in the eighth inning of a 6-3 Red Sox win over the Yankees.

The younger DiMaggio also had a 27-game hitting streak in 1951, which still ranks as the fifth longest in Red Sox history. Joe set the major league record with a 56-game hitting streak with the Yankees in 1941.

The oldest of the three center field-playing DiMaggio brothers was Vince, who had a 10-year major league career with five National League teams. Joe died in March 1999, while Vince died in October 1986.

Dom DiMaggio spent his entire career with the Red Sox, 10 full seasons plus three games in 1953, and was teammates and close friends with Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr and Johnny Pesky.
God Bless you Dominic. You are truly missed. At the least of all in your fantastic life, you've had the chance to see our Red Sox win two World Series before you've passed to the great beyond!
Love ya dude!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Never let a little thing like equal treatment by the law get in the way of illegal immigration...

Actual laws enacted and enforced in a country in our hemisphere...

1. There will be NO special bilingual programs in the schools, NO special ballots for elections, and all government business will be conducted in our language.

2. Foreigners will NOT have the right to vote, no matter how long they are here.

3. Foreigners will NEVER be able to hold political office.

4. Foreigners will NOT be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, NO food stamps, NO health care, nor any other government assistance programs.

5. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.

6. If foreigners do come and want to buy land that will be okay, BUT options will be restricted. You are NOT allowed to own waterfront property. That property is reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.

7. Foreigners may NOT protest; NO demonstrations, NO waving a foreign flag, NO political organizing, NO "bad-mouthing" our president or his policies. If you do you will be sent home or arrested (along with spending some time in one of those fine "resort" style Mexican jails).

8. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be hunted down and sent straight to jail.

Harsh, you say ? We American Legal Citizens are now being racist because we don't need anymore illegal border jumpers infected with viruses of any kind but the above laws happen to be the immigration laws of MEXICO!

So why don't we just adopt these same laws? There would be no debate, no criticism of policies, no protest from the Mexicans because it's their own laws!

Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented immigrant" is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist ".

We really need to tighten our borders, but I'm afraid "El Presidente' Obama" would see that as racist.