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NEWSLETTER #181                                                   MAY 2019



As we go into the month of MAY... hang on for a different type of format for the Newsletter.  I thought we might need some more laughs and smiles and a friendlier bunch of articles, so we will try it, at least for part of this month’s Newsletter.  Stick with me and please let me know what you think.   Do it some more or just stay with what has worked over the years.

Here We Go!

Dwayne Wade” A HERO, For You To Know  [A1 SPECIAL!]

Senator Schumer

“I have nothing in common with these 3.”  “#B NOT SO SPECIAL!” [when referring to these 3 new Congressmen].  All 3 wounded in war and all 3 men received the Purple Heart!


I think that explains ALOT!  Really a brave talker.  Protect Others or Protect YOURSELF - RUN FORWARD OR RUN AWAY?  Easy Call for the Senator!

Blues Brothers    #1   and a bonus    Blues Brothers #2

George Carlin    #2

Robin Williams Roast Richard Pryor     #3

Best Western Seen  -  Ever     #4

Once Upon A Time In The West     #5

Best Movie Ending Ever - For A Few Dollars More    #6

Best Beer Commercial Ever   #7

Awkward Moments” - Golf Mess   #8

The Funniest Blonde Moments In game Show History    #9
[Sorry, had to comment - says your naturally blonde Webmaster – notice the roots!]

3 Plays that Shocked the World at the 2007 Fiesta Bowl    #10

Finger Through Card   -    Awesome Magic Card Trick To Impress Anyone  #11   
[Two separate links here!]

Best Stand Up” - Comedy Sketch Ever    #12

Barry Darcy Has Really Got Talent    #13

“Our Civil War? - I Hope Not”     #14
Contributed by a Classmate
[Worth a read, then do to it what you want!]


Dr. Jack Minzey on Civil War in U.S. Today …Jack passed away Sunday, 8 April 2018. Professionally, Jack was head of the Department of Education at Eastern Michigan University,  as well as a prolific author of numerous books, most of which were on the topic of Education and the Government role therein. 

This is the last of his works: Civil War - How Do Civil Wars Happen?

Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can't settle the question through elections because they don't even agree that elections are how you decide who's in charge. That's the basic issue here.  Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other, but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.

The Mueller investigation is about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that. But it's not the first time they've done this. The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn't really win. The Supreme Court gave him the election. There's a pattern here. 

What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean? It means they don't accept the results of any election that they don't win . It means they don't believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections...That's a civil war.  There's no shooting.  At least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republicans at a charity baseball game practice. But the Democrats have rejected our system of government. 

This isn't dissent. It's not disagreement. You can hate the other party. You can think they're the worst thing that ever happened to the country. But then you work harder to win the next election.   When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don't win, what you want is a dictatorship. Your very own dictatorship. 

The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to Democrats, is its own.   Whenever Republicans exercise power, it's inherently illegitimate. The Democrats lost Congress. They lost the White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats. Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can't scratch his own back without his say so, that's the civil war. 
Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that's not the system that runs this country. The Democrat's system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country.
 If the Democrats are in the White House, then the president can do anything, and I mean anything. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. His power is unlimited. He's a dictator. 
But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can't do anything. He isn't even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented. A Democrat in the White House has 'discretion' to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy. A Republican doesn't even have the 'discretion' to reverse him. That's how the game is played. That's how our country is run. Sad but true, although the left hasn't yet won that particular fight.
When a Democrat is in the White House, states aren't even allowed to enforce immigration law.    But when a Republican is in the White House, states can create their own immigration laws. Under Obama, a state wasn't allowed to go to the bathroom without asking permission .  But under Trump, Jerry Brown can go around saying that California is an independent republic and sign treaties with other countries... The Constitution has something to say about that.

Whether it's Federal or State, Executive, Legislative or Judiciary, the left moves power around to run the country. If it controls an institution, then that institution is suddenly the supreme power in the land. This is what I call a moving dictatorship. 

Donald Trump has caused the Shadow Government to come out of hiding: Professional government is a guild.  Like medieval guilds. You can't serve in, if you're not a member. If you haven't been indoctrinated into its arcane rituals.   If you aren't in the club.  And Trump isn't in the club. He brought in a bunch of people who aren't in the club with him. 

Now we're seeing what the pros do when amateurs try to walk in on them. They spy on them, they investigate them and they send them to jail. They use the tools of power to bring them down. That's not a free country. 

It's not a free country when FBI agents who support Hillary take out an 'insurance policy' against Trump winning the election. It's not a free country when Obama officials engage in massive unmasking of the opposition. It's not a free country when the media responds to the other guy winning by trying to ban the conservative media that supported him from social media. It's not a free country when all of the above collude together to overturn an election because the guy who wasn't supposed to win did. 
Have no doubt, we're in a civil war between conservative volunteer government and a leftist Democrat professional government. I hope you pass this around.

Morgan and Madison    #15

What’s It Like To Be - U.S. Army Airborne - Take A Look    #16 

Here’s About 3 Minutes of “Feel Good - The Texas Tenors   #17 

“Steve Mitchell and Coach K”    #18

Dear Coach K, 

I've never met you, though you've walked past me many times on a stretch of beach called Pine Knoll Shores. I didn't want to bother you, but wish I had known about your gift to Steve Mitchell. His departure from this earth has offered the story of a life well-lived. Steve was the man who sat behind you in Duke University's Cameron Indoor Stadium for the last 37 years and I know you miss him this season. 

He did a lot in his sixty plus years. He was born with Down syndrome and his family shrugged off the doctors and took him right home. He was integrated in an era that made his parents ground breakers; school or church, Steve was there. I am a special needs mama too and with parenthood comes advocacy, their forging a path has benefited so many. You called Steve "a good friend who had some challenges." What a gift of inclusive language.

The story goes that in 1980 the only thing Steve Mitchell wanted for Christmas was a Duke basketball ticket, not an easy score, but Steve's brother had a construction company and was hired to renovate the new coach’s, Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski, house. He asked you how one might find a ticket to buy and explained his brother’s Christmas wish. 

“He can sit behind me,” you said. Did you know how life changing that gift would be?

The following season, Steve wrote you a letter saying, “Coach, I know we’re going to have another great year. I was hoping that I could sit near you again.” You said yes to a family that may have heard no far more often. He wrote you a letter every year for 37 years and this is the first season that a ticket, reserved for one Steve Mitchell, isn’t waiting at will call. Steve would collect his ticket and make his way to his seat behind you (usually with the help of his favorite usher, Fran), a tradition that was life changing for his self-confidence, according to his family. You shook his hand before every game. 

Thank you, Coach K. 

Mamas of special needs kids know that kindness extends far beyond team affiliation and we know that our team is the best of all. Welcome to the club. And to Steve? Godspeed, my friend and thank you. 

                                 Love, Adrian (Amos's mom)

Looking For My Glasses     #19

The Airline Pilot Comedy Sketch    #20

Tootsie Roll Marines

Funny Doberman    #22

Just A Common Soldier   #23

For Veterans - Written By Capt. Steven R. Ellison, M.D., U.S. ARMY    #24  [This should be required reading in every school and college in our country!]

Immigration Flip - Flop   #25
[Real interesting - whether you lean Right or Left!]

No Wonder Obama Hates Trump   #26  [I did not know this, did you?]

Katelyn Ohashi (UCLA) - 10.0 Floor Exercise    #27

Don’t Let The Old Man In...Tobey Keith & Clint Eastwood    #28

Coffee In Japan     #29

Candace Owens  #30

Animals Helping Others     #31



1.     May Day.

  2.     Brothers and Sisters Day.
  3.     Space Day.
  4.     Kentucky Derby Day.
  5.     National Hoagie Day.
  6.     National Nurses Day.

  7.     National Teacher’s Day.
  8.     Now Socks Day.
  9.     Lost Sock Memorial Day.
 10.     Clean Up Your Room Day.
 11.     Military Spouses Day.

 12.     Mother’s Day.
 13.     Dance Like a Chicken Day.

 14.     Police Officer’s Memorial Day.

 15.     National Chocolate Chip Day.
 16.     Wear Purple For Peace Day.
 17.     National Bike to Work Day.

 18.     Armed Forces Day.
 19.     World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day.

 20.     Be a Millionaire Day.
 21.     National Waiters and Waitresses Day.
 22.     Buy a Musical Instrument Day.
 23.     Lucky Penny Day.
 24.     Don’t Fry Friday.
 25.     National Wine Day.
 26.     Sally Ride Day.

 27.     Memorial Day. 
 28.     National Hamburger Day.
 29.     Learn About Composting Day.
 30.     Mint Julep Day.
 31.     Save Your Hearing Day.


It is always a great feeling to be able to put the Monthly Newsletter out to you. Thank You All for sending your articles, thoughts, and questions, so that we can continue to make and keep contact with as many Classmates as possible.  I wish you all a Happy May.  If any of you have questions for me or just want to find a Classmate, contact me and I will do my best to get you connected with who you want to contact. 

Hooah, Hugs & Love,

Your Classmate, Bob 



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