Saturday, January 23, 2010

Award & Ike's Warning.

Post 659 ~ ~ ~Sunday , 24th January, 2010.

Hello My Friends ~~ I hope all is well with you and the weather not too trying.
I am OK and have enjoyed a cooler day, thank goodness. But no rain yet.

My dear blogging friend, Joy has given me The Over The Top Award. Thank you
so much Joy for this award which is a little different as there are 35 questions to
answer with just one word.

Here are the rules: You have to answer the questions with one word answers
and then pass it on to three other bloggers.

Okay, here goes. . . . .
1. Where is your cell phone? Non-existant.
2. Your hair? Silver.
3. Your mother? Deceased
4. Your father? Deceased
5. Your favorite food? Chicken
6. Your dream last night? None
7. Your favorite drink? Mango
8. Your dream / goal? Health
9. What room are you in? Lounge
10. Your hobby? Blogging
11. Your fear? Illness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? alive
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something you aren't? clever
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. Wish list item? health
17. Where did you grow up? Australia
18. Last thing you did? ate
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pets? none
22. Your friends? precious
23. Your life? content
24. Your mood? cheerful
25. Missing someone? yes
26. Vehicle? none
27. Something you're not wearing? hat
28. Your favorite store? Bunnings
29. Your favorite color? purple
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? today
32. Your best friend? Lorraine
33. One place that I go over and over? Woolworths
34. One person who e mails me regularly? Patricia
35. Favorite place to eat? home.

I would like to pass this award on to three of my blogging friends --

Margaret Cloud
of Old Digger. Blogspot.

Patty Lincoln Of Old Lady Lincoln.

Robyn Lee of Puss in Boots,

All three ladies have great blogs with lots of interesting stories, jokes etc
Do pay them a visit and get to know them.

The first story tonight was sent by my friend Linda. Thank you.
Both Linda and I are Australians, but we liked this story about
President Eisenhower. I hope you enjoy.

When I was a kid, Ike was president. I couldn't ever imagine why he was
so popular. Maybe this has something to do with it:

General Eisenhower Warned Us.

It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied
Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps
he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German
people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and
even made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this effect: "Get it on record now -
get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere down the road of
history some bast**d will get up and say that this never happened."

This week the UK debated whether to remo
ve "The Holocaust" from its
school curriculum because it 'offends' the Muslim population which claims
it never occurred. It is not removed as yet . . However this is a frightening
portent of the fear gripping the world and how easily each country is
giving into it.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended..
This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain in memory of the 6 million
Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests
"who were murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on
and humiliated" while the German people looked the other way.

Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming The Holocaust to
be 'a myth', it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people. Be a link in the
memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.

How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center
'NEVER HAPPENED' because it offends some Muslim in the U.S. ???


My dear friend Connie aka Meow sent me these differences in Attitude
in schools from 1957 and 2007 Thanks Connie.

Scenartio :
Jack goes shooting before school, pulls into school parking lot with his
rifle in the gun rack.

1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's rifle, goes to his car and
gets his rifle and chats with Jack about guns

2007 - School goes into lock down, Star Force called. Jack hauled off to
jail ad never sees his gun or Ute again.. Counsellors called in for traumatized
students and teachers.

Scenario :
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and become

2007 - Police called. Arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge both with assault, both
expelled even though Johnny started it. Both boys go to Anger Management
for three months. School board holds meeting to implement bullying
prevention programs.

Scenario :
Robbie won't sit still in class, disrupts other students.

1957 - Robbie sent to the office and given 6 of the best by the Principal.
Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2007 - Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested
for AAD. Robbie's parents get fortnightly disability payments and school
gets extra funding from state because Robbie has a disability.

Scenario :
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a
whipping with his belt.

1057 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college,
and becomes a successful businessman.

2007 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care
and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers
being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.

Scenario :
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspin to school.

1957 - Mark gets a glass of water from Principal to take aspirin with.

2007 - Police called. Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car
searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario :
Pedro fails high school English.

1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.

2007 - Pedro's case is taken up by the state. Newspaper articles appear
nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation
is racist. AFRE files class action against state school system and Pedro's
English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given a
diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot
speak English.

Scenario :
Johnny takes apart leftover fire crackers from 4th July, puts them in a model
airplane paint bottlle, blows up a bullant nest.

1957 - Ants die.

2007 - Star Force, Federal Police and Anti-Terrorism Squad called. Johnny
charged with domestic terrorism. Feds investigates parents, siblings
removed from home, computers confiscated. Johnny's father goes on a
Terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario :
Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found
crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1957 - In a short time Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2007 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She
faces 3 years in prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

How stupid we have become. Think about it.

The Sensitive Man. Thanks to whoever sent this one.

A woman meets a man in a bar. They talk, they connect; they end up
leaving together. They go back to his place, and as he shows her around
his apartment. She notices one wall of his bedroom is completely filled with
soft cuddly teddy bears. There are3 shelves with hundreds & hundreds
of cute cuddly teddy bears carefully placed in rows.

It was quite obvious that he had taken quite some time to lovingly arrange
them and she was immediately touched by the amount of thought he had
put into arranging the display There were small bears all along the bottom
shelf. Medium sized bears covering the length of the middle shelf and huge,
enormous Bears on the top shelf.

She found it strange for an obviously masculine guy to have such a large
collection of teddy bears. She is quite impressed by his sensitive side
but does not mention this to him.

They share a bottle of wine and continue talking. After a while, she finds
herself thinking, "Oh my God, Maybe this guy could be the one."
Maybe he could be the father of my children?" She turns to him and
kisses him lightly on the lips.

He responds warmly. They continue to kiss, the passion builds, and he
romantically lifts her in his arms and carries her into his bedroom, where
they rip off each other's clothes and make hot steamy love. She is so
overwhelmed that she responds with more passion, more creativity, more
heat than she has ever known.

After an intensive, explosive night of raw passion with this sensitive guy,
the are just lying there together in the after-glow. After a while, the
woman rolls over, gently strokes his hairy chest, then softly asks "Well,
how was it for you?"

The guy gently smiles at her ad strokes her cheek, looks deeply into her
eyes and says, "Help yourself to any prize from the middle shelf !!!!

Well folks it is getting late so I will finish this off now. Take good care
of yourselves and your loved ones. Love and best wishes to you all.
Cheers, Merle.

Post 659 ~ ~ ~ Sunday 24th January, 2010.


Gramma Ann said...

Hello Merle,

I hope all is well in your little corner of the world. We are experiencing rain in mine today.

I enjoyed the "Scenario" bit. It would be funny if there weren't so much truth in it.

I knew if I misbehaved in school, not only would I have to answer the teacher, but when I got home I would have to answer to my Mother. And I never wanted to upset my Mother, 'cause if Mama's not happy, nooo body's happy! ; )

Have a wonderful week-end.


Winifred said...

Love your 35 answers Merle. Some of mine would be the same.

Have to say I haven't heard of any debate about the Holocaust being removed form the National Curriculum in the UK. There seem to be rumours circulating which have no basis at all. The Holocaust Educational Trust here has put out a denial about it.

Teaching of the Holocaust is compulsory in all UK secondary schools between the ages of 11 and 14 and will be for the for-seeable future under this government.

The British Government also sponsors two students (16–18 year olds) per secondary school/
further education college to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau through the Holocaust Educational
Trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz Project. The money has come from a £1.5 million grant every year from 2006 and will continue to 2011.

Don't think it would ever be allowed to come off the curriculum,. If it offends anyone, tough luck!

Joy Des Jardins said...

You are so welcome are very deserving my friend. I'm still trying to figure out how to put that award on my side bar. I think I need some kind of a code to enter into Typepad, but I can't seem to find one. I've tried to just copy and paste the picture, but that doesn't seem to work. I guess I won't worry about it.

I hope you're having a nice weekend sweet friend. It's still pretty cold here...30's, but the snow has been melting; so that's a good thing. I hope you've been feeling well sweetie...take care. Love, Joy

Patty said...

Dear Merle, thanks for the award, will try to get it posted soon. I also copied the Ike story and sent to all the people on my e-mail list, except for you, since you had already received it once. Temp says it's still 47 F outside, which is a lot warmer than what we've been having but the house feels just as cold as if it were 15 F out there. Have a wonderful Sunday and try to keep cool. Good night, Patty

Margaret Cloud said...

Thank you for this award, I am honored. I also liked the Eisenhower stories. Those Scenarios were very interesting.Thanks you for all you have done to make us smile and feel good. Thank you for coming by, have a nice day.

Linda said...

I loved your "over-the-top" questions/answers - I always find these things interesting.

And your Eisenhower stories were great.

Hope you have a wonderful new week,

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Dave said...

I'm glad it's a bit cooler there Merle.... and congratulations on the award!!!!

And by far, this is the absolute BEST post you've ever made! Every one of the items made me/us think..

Very well done dear friend.....

Jim said...

Hi Merle, no wonder we have trouble with the kids today! They have it soooooo much tougher with the authorities than we did 'back then'. [I shot a pistol for the first time out back of the school house during a school play. A bunch of us not in the current act went out and shot it.]
[I had my first taste of whiskey at high school prom. It got taken away.]
[The Town Marshall didn't even call my parents when I had a little 'mishap' with my truck and a pile of dirt dug out for some street repair and construction.]
[We didn't even have an 'A school'.]

I liked your Thursday trial scene with Satan and Christ as the attoneys. A blonde joke I missed below too, about the blondes on the upper deck. Every now and then I do a search for 'blonde' on your page.

Your meme and award are neat.

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ Boy did Ike ever get that one right! Happy Australia Day to you too! ~ jb///

Gina E. said...

Food for thought in this post, Merle! Ken always likes to tell people about the time when he was a kid, and with his sling shot, he accidentally fired a marble through the window of a neighbour's house. The police came around to ask if he knew anything about it, and he admitted to doing it. They took him to the local copshop and held him in a cell until his Mum got home from work. When she brought him home, his Dad gave him a belting for breaking the window. Can you imagine this happening these days with a 12 year old kid???

Cazz said...


Just dropped by to say THANK YOU for your lovely birthday card and kind wishes - it was a total surprise and very much appreciated

Carol xxxoooxxx

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.