Monday, December 7, 2015

The Sneak Attack On Pearl Harbor Happened Today In 1941...

...and the United States of America was brought into WWII because of a bunch of religious fanatics, who had extreme religious views about their god being the one god, and that they were at his beck and call to conquer or destroy the rest of the non-believing world as they saw fit and they saw fit to enslave, torture, maim and kill (all in the name of their god) in some of the most horrendous ways throughout history.

Yes, today is the anniversary of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan. You may also recall, it took years of warfare plus two very large bombs, to in essence bomb them back into the stone-age, before they surrendered and gave up their religious fanaticism. From then onwards, all the way through today (and probably for many years to come), they have been at peace with us and with the rest of the world. They completely lost all desire to conquer and or destroy in the name of their god, in fact, they got rid of their god (as far as being a god went).

Funny how that worked after they were nuked a couple of times! I wonder if such a response to ISIS would end with similar results? My bet is yes there would be a similar end to a terrible aggression by a heinous enemy because too many of the enemy would have perished to allow them to continue.

Anyway, my prayers and all the respect I can muster go out to all those U.S. Servicemen and Servicewomen who were injured and or lost their lives on this day in1941.

All the best,
Glenn B

The Knee

Both knees have been aching me lately, a fairly painful, deep, stiff, kind of sore ache.So too have my fingers, elbows, toes, ankles and hips been aching likewise. Add to that my right shoulder blade, with pains of another nature, and I am one poorly constructed bag of bones.

For the last week and a half or so though, my right knee has been in on and off then on again agony. I figured it was the gout brought on by a Thanksgiving Eve repast consisting of a 2.5 pound lobster, a couple to few beers, and whatever else I had that night. I did not go overboard on Thanksgiving. I ate a decent amount but nothing that is really bad for someone with gout. I did have a wee dram of Irish Cream Liquor but that was it for alcohol. Anyway, the next day I had a twinge. Then by sometime Saturday, I was hurting  pretty badly. I was in agony by Saturday night.

The second worst gout attack I have ever had is what it has been, well if it is actually the gout. I have been bitten by at least 5 ticks, of at least two different species, over the past two to three months. With all the aches in my joints prior to this supposed gout attack, I was wondering if I had contracted Lyme Disease for the third time. Went to the doc this past Friday for the knee because it was bad enough that I missed two days of work (a third day including today). She said she thought it might not be the gout (especially since the Colcrys had little effect) and would run some blood tests an have an x-ray done. I asked if we could hold off on the x-ray and she agreed it would be a good idea to wait until the blood-work came back because if it is all due to Lyme Disease then an x-ray is probably not needed. I know I have had more than my share of x-rays when I had radiation therapy a few years back. and don't need any to excess now.

I called the doc today and a nurse got back to me to say all the blood-work as negative; that was except for one test for which they had not yet received the results. That would be the test for the truly suspect malady - Lyme Disease. I asked when they expected it, and the gal at the other end of the phone hemmed, hawed and said 'uhhhhh, maybe within a week'. I am guessing she had no clue because I sure don't recall a test for Lyme Disease ever taking a week to be completed for me before. Oh well, hurry up and wait seems to be the thing today.

Even if it is still aching tomorrow, I am going to make my best effort to get my lard arse into work. I need to money to help support Santa Claus and his elves.

All the best,
GB

Don't Forget Folks, It's Almost Christmas

There are only this many days, hours, minutes and seconds until Christmas:

http://www.xmasclock.com/

If you want to find any of these under your tree...

You'd need to be exceptionally nice to find
all of these gifts under your tree this year.

...you had best be very, very, very, very good in the little time you have left! I could think of nothing nicer than finding a new pistol, and some nicely wrapped ammo for it, under the tree for me. As for the sexy elf, what could I do with her at my age! I imagine though it might be fun finding out but of course that ain't gonna happen.

All the best,
GB

Wow - I May Have Gotten It Fixed

So far with the HP laptop, after the latest system recvovery I ran (this time from DVDs instead of from the Windows Partition on the hard disk) everything seems to be running smoothly. That is, it is running smoothly until it breaks again. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will last, in good running order, until I have saved the money for a new one.

Edited to add: Let's see, though, what happens after I install MS Windows updates. Right now I am 55% through downloading 217 of 221 important updates. I imagine it will download and install the other 4 important updates after it installs the first 217 of them.

All the best,
GB

Sadly, It IS All Factual - Every Word of It

He goes about it in a light hearted almost comic manner although sadly there is truly nothing funny about it but he hits the nail on the head each time. By the way, each one of those nails are coffin nails in our coffin. Wake up America and destroy terrorism and all of its supporters whereever they raise their ugly heads.



A hat tip to Peter Q for that one, thanks again.

All the best,
Glenn B
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