Musings of the Chronologically Challenged™ Fourth Generation
Thursday, December 18, 2003
The nice guy over at Ken's Page wants to launch something new. But, like one of his big fans (moi) he doesn't know how to proceed. But, here, let him tell it in his own words:
I want to start a blog that has nothing but good and happy posts. No negative, no sad, just heart warming events. I have a site on blog spot, but I would like some help setting it up, so as to have comments and all the bells and whistles. I am blog building challenged, with good intentions. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.
Indigo has a vested interest in getting this help for Ken. I'm hoping that after some kind soul teaches him how to "do stuff", Ken will then TEACH ME!!!
NOW HEAR THIS
Mike the Marine over at From the Halls to the Shores has linked to a most moving story of one of the battles for Baghdad. Do yourself a favor and visit Mike's site to get his input and links to "Capt. Shawn Basco Made Heroic Stand at Battle for Al-Azumayah Palace -- Marine Risked Bleeding to Death to Stay With Unit". Capt. Basco was cited for bravery by Lt. Col. Oliver North, who was also there at the time. This is a MUST READ folks.
An anonymous "Santa Claus" left a poem in the Comments of Citizen Smash that deserves exposure at this end of the Blogosphere. Glad I popped over to Citizen Smash's and found this.
TWO WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
T'was two weeks before Christmas,
And all through Iraq,
The people still worried that Saddam would be back.
The soldiers went out on their nightly patrol,
Capturing the bad guys was always their goal!
With raids seeming endless in the triangle Sunni,
We hoped that not all of Iraq was so looney!
We gathered the tribe of Saddam, in Tikrit,
And suddenly now they all started to snit!
They told of a farm where Hussein just might be
Odierno then called on our boys- from the great 4th ID!
More rapid than Baathists our soldiers they came,
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name
Now Delta, Now Rangers, Now Cavalry too!
On Green Hats, on Pilots, I need all of you!
Go to that farm and secure it right now!
Capture his ass- you guys know how!
Off went our soldiers under cover of night,
So stealthy, so quiet with no trace of light
While we back at home were eating our lunches,
Our boys on the ground were following hunches!
And then it was time for the raid to begin.
The first target came up - empty within!
Could it be our Intel was wrong once again?
No! Somewhere nearby is the wolf in his den!
And then, in a twinkling, camouflage torn away
In a hole in the ground did their quarry lay
Dazed and confused, right at them he looked,
Did the stupid old fool know his goose was now cooked?
He was dressed all in rags from his toes to his head,
And his beard was as matted as 12 day-old bread!
How the mighty had fallen, could this be Hussein?
One look in his eyes was to know he's insane!
Our boys got their man - how proud we all are
The relief in our country is felt near and far
A bath he has had now - yet he'll never be clean
Forever tainted with mass torture and his Fedaheen
To our soldiers we give our undying respect
You always give more than we ever expect
We hope you can have now a night with some fun
Your loved ones back home say- JOB DAMN WELL DONE!
Posted by Santa Claus at December 16, 2003 02:13 PM
CAROLS FOR THE PSYCHIATRICALLY CHALLENGED
Schizophrenia: Do you Hear What I Hear?
Multiple Personality Disorder: We Three Kings Disoriented Are
Dementia: I Think I'll Be Home for Christmas
Narcissistic: Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me
Manic: Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Busses and Trucks and Trees and Fire Hydrants and.....
Paranoid: Santa Claus is Coming to Get Me
Personality Disorder: You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm gonna Pout, Maybe I'll tell you why...
Borderline Personality Disorder: Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire...
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, JingleBell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, ............(better start again)
[From Tom and Maria, Salt Lake City]