Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day Special

Whatever you do today, please at least take a moment to thank those who have served... and be sure to fly your flag

It's Veterans Day 2010, folks, so we'll post a couple Veteran's Day topical items from the Standard-Examiner, just to set the proper celebratory tone.

The Standard has a fine editorial up this morning, calling upon all of us "to remember [not only today but every day] the sacrifices our veterans have made for us and those sacrifices that our soldiers are enduring today":
OUR VIEW: Honoring our veterans
And here's a truly stirring morning guest commentary piece from your blogmeister's old friend, the inimitable former U.S. Marine John Thompson:
Appreciating honor
If you're looking for something memorable to do this afternoon, by the way, in honor of our local veterans, why not drive out to the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home this p.m. (as the Standard editorial suggests) to participate in the dedication of the newly installed "Veterans Tribute Clock/Bell Tower":
Clock tower at Ogden nursing home to be dedicated on Veterans Day
But whatever you do today, please at least take a moment to thank those who have served... and be sure to fly your flag, along with some fantastic pics.

Update 11/12/10 9:30 a.m.: For those who missed yesterday's
George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home bell tower dedication, here's the post-event story from the Standard-Examiner, which also includes some pretty fine pics.
Veterans clock tower dedicated

10 comments:

Stephen M. Cook said...

You can all bring me tequila shots into the wee hours.
It was nothing. You are welcome.

Wm III said...

SMC:

I will gladly buy all night long ...

Bill

Stephen M. Cook said...

Ouch; my head feels like haiti-hospital hazardous-waste-cotton soaked in gasoline bundled around an Estes Rocket Igniter hooked to a cigarette-igniter-timer and left under the gas cap of a crazy clown car full of bad ideas and cute dumb blonde jokes.
Coffee. Stat.

ozboy said...

There is a little interesting political news today in that Congressman Matheson has called on Gov Herbert to appoint an independent committee to advise the legislature on the up coming re-drawing of all the political boundaries in Zion.

The Standard's take (a news wire release) is here: http://www.standard.net/topics/politics/2010/11/12/matheson-utah-redistricting-commission-needed

This issue has profound effects on future elections in all state house and senate districts as well as the US Congress seats - which Utah is projected to have four of in the next redistricting.

A perfect example of why this re-districting is important is in last weeks election wherein Stuart Reid, a scoundrel and carpetbagger in both Ogden and the Republican party, is now the State Senator for Ogden. This would be unlikely if it were not for the highly gerrymandered district he now represents. The Republican Legislature of ten years ago split Ogden into the two adjoining districts so that Ogden is now represented in the senate by Republicans in the North End of the State, or Republicans in North Davis County. The net effect, which was fully intended by the Republican Legislature, is that the citizens of most of Ogden, those most likely to skew Democrat, are politically disenfranchised in that they have no representation in the State Senate.

The same scoundrels of ten years ago of course have the god given rights to control the upcoming re-drawing of the political boundaries - it will be interesting to see what skullduggery they come up with this time.

You can bet your bippie that Gov Herbert is simply going to shine Matheson on over this silly proposal he made that the Governor interject some semblance of fairness into the process.

Matheson of course continues to survive in perhaps the most ridiculously gerrymandered district of them all! The gangsters in charge of the "R's" at the State Legislature have done every twisted thing they could think of to draw lines to exclude "D's" in Congress. Them boys knows no shame!

Biker Babe said...

Oz ... what's a bippie ? [I forget]

Everyone else: where was the mayor when they dedicated the Clock Tower? I think that is an important event the taxpayers wouldn't mind him attending ... in fact, as an Ogden resident and taxpayer, I would EXPECT him to be there..

js,
BB

ozboy said...

BB

A Bippie is another, more polite and politically proper, term for yo "ass". It became a staple on the old Laugh In TeeVee show with the "You can bet your bippie" line. The original joke started because the word "ass" was one of the seven forbidden words in TeeVee land and it was a no no to say it on da tube. I think this is the story although I wouldn't bet my ass on it.

G. Hawn said...

i always thought it was the genital region of either sex.

Curmudgeon said...

Oz:

You wrote: A perfect example of why this re-districting is important is in last weeks election wherein Stuart Reid, a scoundrel and carpetbagger in both Ogden and the Republican party, is now the State Senator for Ogden. This would be unlikely if it were not for the highly gerrymandered district he now represents.

Don't count on it, Oz. He carried the majority of the vote in Weber County too.

NEW Voice? said...

Where was that new voice for Ogden Jeremy Peterson yesterday? I say Neil Hansen speak over at the cemetery and what a great speach he gave. Boy did Ogden really screw up on that one.

Curious 1 said...

Jeremy Peterson was taking orders from Sue Wilkerson and the mayor on how he can get more power away from the city council.

Democrates are still playing ncei while the neo-cons play nasty and win.

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