Daily Archives: August 21, 2011

Political Comment

From Rick Bruno, 71C

[These words were at one point attributed to Bill Cosby.  Although that attrubution is not valid, I thought the words were interesting anyway…..TZ]

Four Boxes…

Four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: Soap, Ballot, Jury and Ammo. …Please use in that order.




(1). Any use of the phrase: ‘Press 1 for English’ is immediately
BANNED!!!. English is the official language; speak it or wait outside of
our borders until you can.

(2). We will immediately go into a two year isolationist attitude in order to
straighten out the greedy big business posture in this country. America will
allow NO imports, and we’ll do no exports. We will begin using Wal-Mart ‘s
policy, ‘If we ain’t got it, you don’t need it.’ We’ll make and sell it here!

(3). When imports are allowed, there will be a 100% import tax on it coming in

(4). All retired military personnel will be required to man one of the many
observation towers located on the southern border of the United States (six
month tour). They will be under strict orders not to fire on SOUTH

(5). Social Security will immediately return to its original state.  If you
didn’t put nuttin in, you AIN’T getting nuttin out. Neither the President nor
any other politician will be able to touch it.

(6). Welfare. — Checks will be handed out on Fridays, at the end of the 40
hour school week, AFTER the successful completion of a urinalysis test
for drugs, and passing grades.

(7). Professional Athletes — Steroids? The FIRST time you check positive you’re
banned from sports … for life
(8). Crime — We will adopt the Turkish method, i.e., the first time you
steal, you lose your right hand. There is no more ‘life sentences’. If
convicted of murder, you will be put to death by the same method you chose for
the victim you killed: gun, knife, strangulation, etc.

(9). One export of ours will be allowed: wheat; because the world needs to eat.
However, a bushel of wheat will be the EXACT price of a barrel of oil.

(10). All foreign aid, using American taxpayer money, will immediately cease
and the saved money will help to pay off the national debt and, ultimately,
lower taxes. When disasters occur around the world, we’ll ask The American
People if they want to donate to a disaster fund, and each citizen can make the
decision as to whether, or not, it’s a worthy cause.

(11). The Pledge of Allegiance will be said EVERY day at school
and every day in CONGRESS.

(12). The National Anthem will be played at all appropriate ceremonies,
sporting events, outings, etc.

My apology is offered if I’ve stepped on anyone’s toes …. nevertheless……


Please forward this to everyone you know, no matter which side of the fence they’re on.


Tell It Like It Is

From Rick Bruno, 71C

Sometimes too much to drink isn’t enough.


Kinky is using a feather. 

Perverted is using the whole chicken.


Suicidal twin kills sister by mistake!


My short-term memory is not as sharp as it used to be.  Also, my short-term memory’s not as sharp as it used to be.


Welcome to Utah.  Set your watch back 20 years.


A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory.


I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

I am a Nobody.
Nobody is Perfect.
Therefore I am Perfect.



Five million people,

Fifteen last names.


I’m not your type.
I’m not inflatable.


Dyslexics Have More Nuf.


In Memorium

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week. Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote “The Hokey Pokey” died peacefully at age 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.


Sometimes I even put it in the food.


Money isn’t everything, but it sure keeps the kids in touch.


 Reality is only an illusion that occurs due to a lack of alcohol.


Red meat is not bad for you.
Fuzzy green meat is bad for you.


 I am having an out-of-money experience.


Don’t sweat the petty things.

Don’t pet the sweaty things.


Corduroy pillows are making headlines!







“God Bless America” —-PLEASE—-

From Rick Bruno, 71C
The link below will take you to a video showing the very first public singing of GOD BLESS AMERICA.  But before you watch, you should also know the story of the song.  The time was 1940.    America was still in a terrible economic depression.  Hitler was taking over Europe and Americans were afraid we’d have to go to war.  It was a time of hardship and worry for most Americans.
This was the era just before TV, when radio shows were HUGE, and American families sat around their radios in the evenings, listening to their favorite entertainers  and no entertainer of that era was bigger than Kate Smith.  Kate was also large in size, and the popular phrase still used today is in deference to her, “It aint over till the fat lady sings”.  Kate Smith might not have made it big in the age of TV, but with her voice coming over the radio, she was the biggest star of her time.
Kate was also very patriotic.  It hurt her to see Americans so depressed and afraid of what the next day would bring.  She had hope for America, and faith in her fellow Americans.  She wanted to do something to cheer them up, so she went to the famous American song-writer, Irving Berlin (also wrote “White Christmas”) and asked him to write a song that would make Americans feel good again about their country.  When she described what she was looking for, he said he had just the song for her.  He went to his files and found a song that he had written, but never published, 22 years before – way back in 1917.  He gave it to Kate Smith and she worked on it with her studio orchestra.  She and Irving Berlin were not sure how the song would be received by the public, but both agreed they would not take any profits from “God Bless America” any profits would go to the Boy Scouts of America.  Over the years, the Boy Scouts have received millions of dollars in royalties from this song.
This video starts out with Kate Smith coming into the radio studio with the orchestra and an audience.  She introduces the new song for the very first time, and starts singing.  After the first couple versus, with her voice in the background still singing, scenes are shown from the 1940 movie, “You’re In The Army Now.”  At the 4:20 mark of the video you see a young actor in the movie, sitting in an office, reading a paper –  it’s Ronald Reagan.  Frank Sinatra considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said when he and a million other guys first heard her sing “God Bless America” on the radio, they all pretended to have “dust in their eyes” as they wiped away a tear or two.
To this day, “God Bless America” stirs our patriotic feelings and pride in our country.  Back in 1940, When Kate Smith went looking for a song to raise the spirits of her fellow Americans, I doubt she realized just how successful the results would be for her fellow Americans during those years of hardship and worry, and for many generations of Americans to follow.  Now that you know the story of the song,  I hope you will enjoy it and treasure it even more.  God BlessAmerica!