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September 11, 2009
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Jokes & Trivia

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old
because we stop playing. ...George Bernard Shaw
As the man who turned his back on a German butcher shop said, "The Wurst is behind us now."
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
Ham and eggs...A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment
for a pig.
Would a fly without wings be called a walk?
It's 911 .....
The Good And The Bad 911
Have you ever stopped to consider that there are two 911s important in our lives?

There's the good 911 and the bad 911.
The good 911 is the emergency service that saved my life a few years ago and continues to be there as a dependable public service, available when you dial 911 on the telephone.  This service, manned by devoted people who stand ready to help you when you really need help, is relatively new in the history of the United States.  Time was when you were "on your own" regardless of what happened.  It's a good thing, no doubt about it.
But there's the bad 911.  It is a date that was burned into the memory of everyone on September 11th, just eight years ago.
The bad 911 memory reminds us of the fleeting frailty of false security -- the innocent assumption that security exists on its own.  WWII and 911 are the only two times in modern history when the US was attacked.  Both times the leaders of the attacks were religious zealots.
Even the ancient Crusades, when millions were murdered, were born and directed by misguided religious zealots.
We vanquished the powers that struck us in World War II, and turned Japan into a democratic, peaceful, productive country.  Our nation was united behind the effort.  We are not doing so well regarding 911.  Although our intelligence services and the armed forces have rounded up a few of the Muslim extremists, there are thousands more just waiting for the opportunity to strike again.  Many misguided politicians and civilian activists are hard at work thwarting our efforts to find and neutralize these criminals.
Don't you think it's about time for America to cease the petty political bickering and blaming and publicity-hungry demonstrations that dominate the news, and get back to work doing what we do best - producing food, products and services that benefit all, and doing so in a peaceful fashion, helping our neighbors when the need arises?
Think about it, especially when you vote.