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3 years 12 weeks ago, 9:09 AM

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Alexander Haig is one of my favorites. Like most of us, he was far from perfect, but he served our country well. From West Point, to the Cabinet as Secretary of State, his career reflected good military and political acumen. He was one of our great patriots.

One of the interesting personal characteristics he evidenced, was a rib tickling ability to invent unusual, but very utilitarian phrases, called Haigisms.

To honor him, I will now leave you with three of his best; they are not copyrighted, so you can use them where appropriate:

I believe these first two came about when someone stated that he might have lied about something--
.......that was "a terminological inexactitude"

[ and puposefully]......."a tactical misrepresentation"

We sent a message to the Russians that was a "calculated ambiguity", that would be CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD.

I still LMAO when I think of trying to cross verbal swords with General Al Haig.

Many of us remember when President Reagan had been shot by a would-be assassin. There could have been unrelenting chaos, but Al Haig, as Secretary of State, in his inimitable style, came to the podium and said, "I am in control here" [the VP was out of town]. The liberals never let us forget this "terrible gaffe"--but we know that was because they had no one in their ranks as great as Al Haig.

Let us celebrate his memory, and give thanks that the USA produced such a man.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
3 years 12 weeks ago, 9:35 AM

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Mr. Haig

I always liked this one:
Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.

clint

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3 years 12 weeks ago, 8:01 PM

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and I am sure it inspired quite a few people. But that was easy for Haig to say, because he never reached his Peter Principle level [LJ Peter and R Hull]. Colin Powell should have read the book back when he was a junior officer. Jimmy Carter should have also. Of course, his boss would have scoffed at such a book, because secretly, the good Admiral believed he should be at the right hand of God, in case there was a vacancy in the big job!!

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
3 years 12 weeks ago, 9:18 PM

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I've just settled into "evening attire".. the Chicken and Fries reside in our oven (420 for 20) a cold beer (to be precise since were talking about the Gen; 24 oz of beer at my side) the wife has taken her meds (why do i feel like im doing a sit rep) and alls well with us..

I was kidding about the trip earlier, it wound up being quite an experience. Don't know about you guys, but Gloria feels i drive MUCH better if she "helps" me.. I feel blessed in so many ways, one of them is her love.. That being said, my patience for said "help" is less than boundless.. the only reason we made it there and back is because i felt sorry for her..

We've never talked about this, don't think we need to.. all of our "pavement" type posts, combined with our nature point to the same thing. I KNOW i'm the best driver in the family, modesty keeps me from saying in AZ.. Point is i'm sure that ALL of us feel the same way.. I know we do.. I was braced for the normal "advice" but it pegged the meter today.. As an aside Gloria was given a Tom Tom by one of the girls (she had won it, and already had one) .. So besides my lovely wife i had the F'n (sorry Lord) tom tom to deal with..

Remember we've lived in Peeples Valley for 7 years.. there's only 2 ways to get to PHX from where we are (for reap and those following with maps, which if you are is WAY odd so don't tell anyone.. hiway 60 and lake pleasant road) ok .. So thats it.. NOOOOO i had to deal with the tom tom that my "co pilot" had given our destination to.. Remember only 2 ways.. the tom tom suggested i go down 60 as it's the shortest route. also as reap would know twice as long as it goes thru 70 F'N STOP LIGHTS.. sheesh.. ok.. let me calm down.. she was ill.. i love her.. i have cold beer..

Brother did an escort for the General when he was still a three star.. The only story he shared was Al stopping in front of a mens room during the facility tour (germany) and asking Gary what the time was .. Bub said his voice quivered as he told him it was xxxx hr's.. Gen Haig said Capt. i have exactly 7 min to use the facility..and went inside the ....facility.... Gary said he's like.. Now what... Do i go in and get him after 6 and 30 sec or what.. The aid that was with the Gen. got a kick out of it, told bub that was SOP for Gen Haig, and as he hadn't dressed him down he was doing fine..

Lou..hey my blue jackets manual is 1943 as well.. 11th edition.. is yours signed inside.. mine was Pop's and has his co number.. Check yours will ya..

Ok guys.. didn't even check to see who was on.. see you all later..

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3 years 12 weeks ago, 9:31 PM

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was completed without a bloody, acrimonious scene. I love GPS's, but some times the lady inside does bug the $hit out of me. Hope Gloria recovers quickly.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
3 years 12 weeks ago, 11:00 PM

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My GPS is of ZERO value in Las Vegas Nevada. I enter LV headed for Reno. GPS says no no no, let's go to San Bernardino!
The choice is unplug and toss it in the glove box or listen to the "Bitch-In-The-Box" nonstop "Calculating Route". I unplug her.
Her performance in San Francisco was flawless.
I'll have a look @ the BJM when it floats to the top. I have a humongus bunch of books and many are still in boxes from our move back to the country.

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3 years 12 weeks ago, 12:43 AM

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evening again gents..

Bed time ..Least we can change the voice on the Tom Tom.. I have it jacked all the way up, and can't hear it.. I believe Gloria is on the mend, and afraid im starting to show symptoms of this same thing.. Great.. Now lets really join Daisys senior section and discuss bowel habits..

I don't know if this is related or not, but has anyone else noticed the commercials for ... I believe its a digestive aid.. One of the new pro biotic rage.. I have no idea what probiotics are but the commercial shows an obvious bowel track complete with little round balls of shit.. Amazing how the advertisers thought that this serpentine tube with round objects in it was any less graphic than having oval objects in it.. There's no point to this at all except to prove that im running a fever, delirious, and spend my time critiquing shit aid commercials.. woo is me..

Good night gentleman..

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3 years 12 weeks ago, 1:09 AM

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LLE..

Im in agreement with you on Alexander Haig, and concur with the "peter principle" issue related to Carter .. I'm not sure on Powell..One way or the other, it doesn't seem possible that Haig has been gone for two years.. Your quite right on the vocabulary skills.. A military version of Buckley..

Buckley was brilliant, but always seemed to be making an effort to impress with his choice of words as opposed to Haigism's.. On a related obituary note, i was reading sports illustrated today.. One of the end of year editions (typical out of date dr office) had those that were lost in 2011.. i was not aware that either of these two baseball greats had passed.. Duke Snyder, and Harman Killebrew.. I also noticed that a majority of the athletes died at an early age.. Surprising for obvious reasons... I have no idea why that should be the case unless its related to life style.

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3 years 12 weeks ago, 1:41 AM

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My Dad played minor league ball, and when he saw he was not going to make "the show", he became an umpire, and made it to AAA. That meant, among other things, I got to meet a lot of baseball people. But in those days physical conditioning was not a biggie. Drinking, smoking, chewing and poor diets were the rule rather than the exception. I think my dad was in better condition than a lot of the players. So as a guess I think life style WAS a big contributor to early deaths in that sport.

Re Buckley, he always gave me the impression he was constipated!!

You need to take care of yourself, and rest over the weekend. But if the symptoms get worse you better get to a Doc or an emerg room, fast.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
3 years 12 weeks ago, 1:24 AM

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what's your temp? Orally If it is really high and
you are serious about "delerious" Joking is bad form, here. Better get to a Doc, yourself.
If you have the gallopers, try sliced raw apples left out to brown nicely [produces natural pectin as in K O Pectate, and tastes a hellofa lot better]
You need to not let yourself become dehydrated. Tea will help.

It is not a good idea to trifle with those symptoms running together.

TAKE ACTION.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
3 years 12 weeks ago, 1:55 AM

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Greg -- PS

Look for that package Monday, if it does not arrive today.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
3 years 12 weeks ago, 8:35 AM

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I always turn the volume off the GPS...she pisses me off as well. Not to mention all the fake and wrong roads it sometimes tells me to go down....For instance, the road that it says is there off hwy 441...there are no cross roads on 441 through Paynes Prairie...but according to Tom Tom, theres a road that runs all the way through Paynes Prairie from I75 past 441....stupid technology..I reckon its good in big cities, but out in the rural areas, not so much. Greg I hope everything is ok over there. Take it easy and take care of yourself. Health is #1 priority.

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3 years 12 weeks ago, 9:37 AM

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GPS sucks A$$

my Garmin does anyway, that damn thing would send you 400 miles out of your way just trying to get across town, I have said it before but EVERY time I have tried to use it, it has sent me on a wild goose chase....Technology is no replacement for common sense IMO

Greg, you take care of yourself and that's an order!!!!

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3 years 12 weeks ago, 11:45 AM

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Ha Ha.. My friends if i was feeling as i do now in the light of day i wouldn't have commented on it last night.. I did, you guys were good enough to express sympathy, so a quick update before we drop the subject.. I'm afraid to much talk about the "plague" will see us having our international mans card rating dropped to AA.. Actually i'm real happy we qualify for the triple A rating, considering we don't have some of the rites of passage that both African, and South American tribes deal with. Teach them to be third world..

Gloria and i enjoy great over all health. The normal, Nominal health things, but even those (thank God) are limited and going well. Three days ago she started coughing up technicolor sputum.. When your bodily fluids look like something from Kodak it's time to see the Doc.. We did yesterday, and she's on that Z pack thing.. Doc tells G on the way out the door thats she should stay away from anyone she didn't want to share this beauty with.. .... ..... .... .... .... .... "i may vomit"

Thank you LLE.. and thank you for the read.. The package you referred to arrived about 15 min ago, and it allows me to do exactly what i'm in the mood to do.. Nothing but enjoy a good read.. Ok gents.. No more on this.. Will be on later with witt wisdom, and curiosity as to where it came from.

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3 years 12 weeks ago, 11:58 AM

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I'll post a picture here a little later, finished up that J Cross....

Got me to thinking about picking up a J Frame now, fits nice, easy to draw in the drivers seat, easy to get at standing too.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 12 weeks ago, 3:59 PM

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Think seriously ISD..

The J is a good choice for full time wear.. Any of the J's from S&W or the Taurus T85, are super carry guns.. bit of width and reload issues unless you use a speed strip (don't know how they get away with the speed part as they ain't) but none the less great all around 38 spl. I really like the airweight, but I had a Colt Agent some time ago.. Loved that little gun.. Same basic premise as the airweight, but used aluminum.. Lots of these around in the original version and then the shrouded ejector rod housing model that was made thru NGG (no google guess) the seventies.

The aluminum deal gets a lot of controversy.. Smiths air crewman was a disaster.. Colts agent faired a lot better.. No you can't put a quadrillion rounds thru them as you can with a J, but your a smith and know indexing and cylinder lockup stuff.. If your happy with that part an Agent from Colt is the one i would go with .. 14 oz of Colt which is only going to go up in value..

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3 years 12 weeks ago, 4:11 PM

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Smiths should not be fed +P ammo.
You have anything on that?

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3 years 12 weeks ago, 12:24 PM

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You did not ask me, but my better spirits tell me to suggest that you heed the Doc's suggestion. Thus, discretion is the better part of maintaining your man card, since man cards expire upon YOUR expiration. Rest, relax and sit in a comfortable chair and read. It might put you to sleep!!

Take care.........................

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
3 years 12 weeks ago, 12:24 PM

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Speaking of road trips

I need to make a trip to Roswell N.M. on July 7.
It will be the 65th anniversary of the alleged UFO
crash July 7,1947 which will also be my 65th birthday.
I bounced off that sob when it hit the ground which
explains what you have wondered about me.

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3 years 12 weeks ago, 4:12 PM

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sounds like a great time might have to fly out for it plus i can find some parts for mine.............TY

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3 years 12 weeks ago, 2:58 PM

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Chas, no way I'll remember your B-Day 6 months out so Happy Birthday very early or late !
LOL

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3 years 12 weeks ago, 4:09 PM

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Ive been looking at new holsters for my conceal. Ive got a cheap little single clip cloth holster right now...IWB by KNJ....Made in USA so I bought it when I bout the gun..What do yall use? I was looking at Comp Tac 2 o clock holster for apendix carry...also saw a black hawk holster at the local store...had two j hooks instead of the normal clip. Anyone use these types of holsters? I cant use this holster while wearing a tucked in shirt, and this is why Im looking into a new holster....with these apendix carry you are supposed to be able to carry with a tucked in shirt..

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