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Here's a livecam of the public docks in Wolfeboro NH

This week NH was shown to be the only US state with declining covid19. So of course our GOP governor, bowing to out-of-state money, opened the state July 1. Visitors are "urged" to self quarantine for 14 days and to wear masks. Watch the camera for out of state plates and mask compliance. I wonder how far the virus can travel on a moving boat? Keep in mind that you would need about a 24 footer for three people to socially distance from each other...

These Massholes were dying to go on vacation and it turns out that may be the price...

The new frontier of medicine

Last few days I've heard that Arizona is "applying severe critical care standards" or a "enhanced triage system"... If you think back to the 2016 election you were told if a Democrat was elected this would happen-but the GOP and the fat asses of the media who are so circumspect now were more than willing to use a different term to describe them back then-they called them "death panels" and said Democrats were "granny killers"! Well Fuck the GOP-Say it loud-They're the Death Panel crowd! Scream it from the rooftop and stuff the Arizona ICU's with TV pundits and cover their "enhanced triage" live while they pull out tubes and shift the dying patients to the low rent wards. And on the ward walls paint these words-Trump 2016-What have you got to lose?

Trump surrendered today.

The New York Times issued the coup de grace last night with their story reporting that Trump learned no later than March that the Russians had placed a bounty on the heads of US and coalition forces in Afghanistan and that Trump not only failed to apply any sanctions but thereafter still suggested admitting Russia to the G-7 conferences.

Got it-the premier US newspaper, the Old Gray Lady openly accused Trump of treason and cowardice in the face of the enemy and his response was silence and a golf outing!

I know crazed shithouse rats-when threatened they attack. If "The Donald" thought there was a one in a million chance of survival he would either be out raging and lying and projecting or at least locked himself and his unter-rats in the bunker to plot the final overthrow of democracy. Instead it seems he has accepted his political death and moved on to his imagined afterlife of endless golf and McDonalds meals.

Leave the moron to his bittersweet loser dreams and imagined victimhood and let him quietly drift through his lamest of ducks wrap up. And never mention the largest series of corruption investigations in US History that will surely follow. Shhh, it's going to be a surprise!

How do such men carry on?

My brother posted elsewhere today:

So, One half Century ago today, my platoon was decimated on a hill near the Ashau Valley. Just talked to one of the survivors who was seriously wounded that day but survived, Don R. The brotherhood runs deep. To those who didn't live through that night, Rest in peace. Victor Cambas, John Garza, Halqua Clyburn, Rodney Koerner, Grady Norris, and tomorrow Gerry McDowell. You are not forgotten.

We've still got some Americans who are better than we deserve...

A constructive idea-I'll suggest renaming just one base-Ft Rucker Alabama

It's where army helicopter pilots train. I suggest it be renamed Ft Crandall and Freeman after two pilots both of whom received the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions on the same day In the same battle:

Ed "Too Tall" Freeman:Captain Ed W. Freeman, United States Army, distinguished himself by numerous acts of conspicuous gallantry and extraordinary intrepidity on 14 November 1965 while serving with Company A, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). As a flight leader and second in command of a 16-helicopter lift unit, he supported a heavily engaged American infantry battalion at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley, Republic of Vietnam. The unit was almost out of ammunition after taking some of the heaviest casualties of the war, fighting off a relentless attack from a highly motivated, heavily armed enemy force. When the infantry commander closed the helicopter landing zone due to intense direct enemy fire, Captain Freeman risked his own life by flying his unarmed helicopter through a gauntlet of enemy fire time after time, delivering critically needed ammunition, water and medical supplies to the besieged battalion. His flights had a direct impact on the battle's outcome by providing the engaged units with timely supplies of ammunition critical to their survival, without which they would almost surely have gone down, with much greater loss of life. After medical evacuation helicopters refused to fly into the area due to intense enemy fire, Captain Freeman flew 14 separate rescue missions, providing life-saving evacuation of an estimated 30 seriously wounded soldiers -- some of whom would not have survived had he not acted.

Bruse "Snake" Crandall:On November 14, 1965, he led the first major division operation of the Vietnam War, landing elements of the 1st Battalion and 2nd Battalion of the 7th Cavalry Regiment and the 5th Cavalry Regiment into Landing Zone X-Ray in the Battle of Ia Drang.[6] During the fierce battle that followed, he was credited with evacuating some 70 wounded soldiers, along with his wing man Major Ed Freeman. Twelve of these fourteen flights (another source reports 18)[6] were made after the Medevac unit refused to land in the landing zone which was under intense fire. Crandall evacuated more than 75 casualties in his helicopters, during a flight day that started at 6 am and ended at 10:30 pm, more than 16 hours later. "It was the longest day I ever experienced in any aircraft," he said.
He had to use several helicopters throughout the day because each aircraft became badly damaged.[6]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Freeman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_P._Crandall
Crandall and Freeman were also credited with flying in the ammunition needed for the 7th Cavalry to survive.

Time for a strategy move

Joe Biden needs to find a media ally and let them "accidentally" catch him on a hot mike derisively referring to Trump as "Bunker Bitch". Once caught he should apologize and state "That was a personal remark never meant for publication. I apologize that it was aired but not for my personal feelings!"...leave it lie there until the next time Trump uses names like Sleepy Joe or Crazy Nancy and then turn it loose-"Hey-I thought Bunker Boy was opposed to name calling. He complained about it when I did it privately yet he does it in public! " Here's the thing-the first time only it's Bunker Bitch but after that always Bunker Boy which is funnier and less vicious, but Trump will remember bunker bitch every single time and others won't and bunker boy WILL stick and drive him slowly even more insane. He'll have to either stop name-calling or meltdown-I see no other possible outcomes...

Once a year...,

For my brother Brian, 1st of the 506th 101 Airborne RVN 70-71...

One bad might 26 Jun 1970

https://www.virtualwall.org/dk/KoernerRL01a.htm
https://www.virtualwall.org/dg/GarzaJA01a.htm
https://www.virtualwall.org/dc/CambasVB01a.htm
https://www.virtualwall.org/dc/CliburnHD01a.htm

Every year I visit this wall and think about the horror of that night and pray for Brian and all the other survivors. I ain't been there and most likely neither have you. Picnics and summer are a good things to celebrate but take just a short time and reflect on what was asked (or demanded) of men who were barely past childhood a half century ago.

MSNBC it's the republicans vs the democrats,

the economy vs public health....No it's greed vs the loss of human life. Fuck both siderism. There is no equivalence when one side is a death cult.

Working on a pork roast...

I marinaded with McCormick Applewood Smoke and rotisserie broiled. I want to machine slice and rewarm in gravy for sandwiches. That said I have no pork gravy. I do have beef, chicken, and turkey gravy. Would any of those compliment this roast?

Something that concerns me

I have plenty of families and friends who avoid politics and avoid the news which has always been the case, but lately I see many posters here joining them and even bragging about avoiding following current affairs and telling how very good this has been for reducing tension and stress.
I am reminded of the citizens of post-war Germany when all civilians swore they NEVER supported the Nazis and that they had no idea of the death camps existence. They heard nothing,saw nothing, knew nothing, and smelled nothing even though the smell of death and rot was overwhelming when the wind blew from a certain direction..."I noticed it but after a while I got used to it and it just became one more thing...".
But they knew nothing only because they consciously avoided hearing and seeing and smelling. Human decency demanded that though they could not stop it or perhaps even oppose it their remained a duty to at very least bear witness to the evil revealed before them. And they failed.
After three hard years the media has finally had enough and is beginning to bear witness. While the information that flows is sick and disgusting it is the truth-our leader and much of his party are treasonous criminals driven only to possess wealth and power. They are craven evil and many who support them are good Germans. I have made my decision, I have just two duties, to bear witness and to vote them out. Will you join me or look away?
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