Tuesday, July 7, 2020

I HAVE SEEN A LOT



 

One thing about being old, is there is little that you haven’t seen before.

 

I was young during the Second World war: but I remember the fear; mothers and wives had star flags in their windows – white stars if you had a love one in the war – a gold star if your love one had been killed; there was rationing of food and most family needs; It was a scary time.



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The Polio pandemic.   Families were afraid for their children and themselves.   In Mississippi, my grandmother insisted I stay in the house between noon and four p.m. – the heat of the day.    There was no rational, but people were panicked and listening to conspiracy theories.


Pitt's 'new' iron lung is symbol of the Salk achievement there ...


 

Atomic bomb drills were held in school, and kids hid under their desk for protection from the attack we were sure was coming.



How 'Duck-and-Cover' Drills Channeled America's Cold War Anxiety ...

 

I remember the Korean War.   That was a bloody war, under terrible conditions, against a vicious enemy.  Military men suffered greatly.


US, North Korea to resume search for soldiers′ remains from Korean ...

 

I was new in the military during the Cuban Crisis.  People were afraid of mutual destruction and a nuclear presence in Cuba.


Cuban Missile Crisis, October 22: The Day Kennedy Stood Up to the ...

 

I watched the racial violence of forced integration of the south.  The country split between the north and the south.   Southern states determined to maintain Jim Crow control over black southerners.  The violence against African Americans was on display for all to see.


Integration is a Civil Right. Governor-Elect Evers Can Act to ...

 

I served in Vietnam and witnessed the death and maiming of young military men over politicians playing election politics.  57,000 men lost for nothing. 

 

Vietnam: The loss of American innocence? - 1965 - Stripes


I remember the Rodney King riots.   The city burned.


25 years after Rodney King riots, deaths still unsolved | Daily ...

 

And let’s not forget 9-11 and the never-ending political war that ensued.


Osama bin Laden 'inspired to plan 9/11 terror attacks by EgyptAir ...

 

Finally, the Bush financial crisis that left the banks ruined and the stock market in shambles. 


Who Is to Blame for the 2008 Financial Crisis? - Pro Market 

 

 

I have seen it all before, but not like this.    Now it seems everything is repeating in one disastrous moment:

A corrupt president dividing the country for his personal means. 

Racist, bigots and white supremacist emerging into public view.

U.S. military in the streets, activated against civilian peaceful protesters. 

A deadly pandemic panic

An economic collapse.

And a obstructive Republican Congress and Senate that are refusing to act.



Republicans Stick With Trump to Please the Base | The Report | US News

 

We have survived the other crisis.  They came one at a time.   I am not sure how this one will play out.  There is some thirty-eight percent of our population that seems content to stand by and watch our democracy destroyed.


What If Trump Supporters Love Chaos as Much as He Does?


  the Ol'Buzzard

 

 

 

 

 


Monday, July 6, 2020

ANOTHER ONE OF MY GENERATION GONE

SING ON CHARLIE DANIELS, SING ON






The Ol'Buzzard

Sunday, July 5, 2020

THE ROOTS OF RAP AIN'T WHAT YOU THINK




















the Ol'Buzzard




DONALD TRUMP, THE CORONA VIRUS AND SCRAMBLED EGGS





Fuck Donald Trump

Fuck the Corona virus

For years I use to put a little milk in my scrambled eggs.

Now instead of milk I put in a little olive oil.

The eggs come out moist and with a nice taste.

 

Sometimes we need to step back from all the noise and focus on the small pleasures of life.   We only go around one time, and now is all we have.  

 

the Ol’Buzzard

 


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

ANOTHER COMPLAINT ABOUT THE NEW BLOGGER

Every time I try to add a Label, I get the notice that 'field labels are not valid.'   What the fuck?

Any ideas?

the Ol'Buzzard

THE 2020 ELECTION IS THE DEMOCRATS TO LOSE




It is well known.   Republicans win elections.  Democrats lose elections. 

And here they go again.

 

Biden has agreed to debate Trump three times. 

 

Why? 

 

Biden is ahead in every pole.  There is nothing to gain by debating Trump, but there is a lot to lose.

 

Trump is in his element in a debate and Biden fumbles.   Biden’s primary debates were miserable – the last one was just passable. 

 

Trumps supporters are not going to leave him under any condition.   He has and will have a steady 40%.   But Biden could come off looking feeble.  Biden has nothing to gain and everything to lose.

 

So again; why the fuck are the Democrats agreeing to this?

 

It is mind bending.

the Ol’Buzzard


Tuesday, June 30, 2020