Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Disqualified As Runners But...

...oh so qualified to be honorable women and good Americans. A girl, running a race in the state championships of Minnesota collapsed about 50 yards before the finish line. She was exhausted after giving her best and it looked as if there was no way she would finish. Then, as if out of nowhere, two other girls came to her aide, helped her up and assisted her across the finish line. They broke the rules in doing that and in so doing they, all three of them, were disqualified from the race.

The thing is though, these young women were not disqualified from achieving something much more important, in fact they achieved something much more important than winning the race. By way of their compassion for another runner, mind you an opponent of theirs in the competition, they decided to help her get up and cross the finish line regardless of the consequences and if only because they thought it the right thing to do. Their compassion could not be rewarded under the rules of the race but I salute them as two girls who are both honorable and excellent Americans - and I think you should do likewise. I wish I could shake each of their hands and tell them, face to face, how much I think their actions were commendable and helped them achieve something that winning a race could never do. They rose to the heights of compassion, they became sheep dogs, if you will. They became good citizens and caring young women and who looked out for their kind even though an opponent, they became unified Americans despite their diversity; there is nothing better than young unified citizens like that. Likewise for the fallen girl, who I think also had the right attitude and was thankful for the assist and to have finished the race even if others helped her doing so. More here.

All the best,
Glenn B

I Voted - Did You?

The only way we will change anything, for the better, in our federal and state governments is to vote - at least that is the only way short of a revolution. I voted today to vote out Cuomo and some of the other arsewipes representing NY. It may not have any effect as Cuomo is heavily favored to be reelected but I gave it my shot anyway.

All the best,
Glenn B

Ring A Ding Ding - Give That Woman a Cigar

The debate probably has been ongoing, among firearms nomenclature gurus, ever since the creation of clips and magazines and that is what do you call an ammunition feeding device for any given gun that accepts one. Well, it seems that someone has finally come up with a solution, albeit not the actual answer to the question but maybe even better than the answer.


Now, I am not too sure if that answer is actually worth marrying over but it actually seems as good a reason as any if you are inclined toward marrying, maybe even better than most.

All the best,
GB
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