Gunny G: “SHOUT OUT”!
WTF is this new term “shout out”???
I first heard it the other day when a high gubmint official said he was giving someone a shout out during a public speech on something or other.
I suppose it’s just something new in the long line of new words, terms, and phrases by the younger “hip” folks of our society. Like cool, awesome, etc., etc. Some people refer to them as buzz words, I think.
When I was a kid in the late 30s and 40s, the word I still remember was “swell”!
Gee, what a swell girl or guy. That’s swell! I had a swell time. I never did like that word even when it was some of my favorite movie stars using the word.
Back in the the first days of WW II the boot Marines invented Semper Fi. Everyone seems to think that SF is short, or an abbreviation for Semper Fidelis.
Not so! In 1952 I worked for an Old Corps (between-the-wars) Marine Master Sergeant Tony Virginia. I hppened to use the term Semper Fi in his presence once. His eyes narrowed as he beckoned me forth. Just what the hell, he demanded, did I mean by “Semper Fi” I quickly related to him what I thought it meant.
Top Virginia squared me away on this in a hurry–that it wasn’t an abbreviation for Semper Fidelis; in fact it meant something like “Screw You, Mac, I’ve Got Mine, How’re You Doing!” He empahsised his words by going through the motion of the old Italian Salute–slapping his right hand on his left upper arm and raising his fisted left forearm upward. This was done as he voiced with emphasis–SEMPER FI!
Tax-Free Foundations and Brainwashing 101
by Al Benson Jr.
Several years ago now, way back in those ancient days in the 1950s, there was some concern among informed people as to what some of the tax-free foundations were promoting with their contributions to certain people and groups. Sometime in the 1970s, if I recall, the John Birch Society published a little booklet called Foundations and Tax-Free Cash. It went into some detail about what some of the major foundations were doing with all that tax-free cash to help in the dismantling of the country.
Back in 1953, a man named Norman Dodd was appointed as Chief Investigator for the Reese Committee in Congress that was investigating tax-free foundations and what they did with their money. Mr. Dodd had some good background, having been an officer in a bank in New York City, as well as a private investment counselor.
According to an intelligence source speaking to the Northeast Intelligence Network, forensic analysis of Nidal Malik HASAN’s computer and other media determined that HASAN had routinely visited al Qaeda and Islamic terrorist web sites in months and weeks leading to last week’s massacre at Fort Hood.
Constitutional Ignorance Reigns Supreme on Capitol Hill
Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 11-9-09 | Bob Barr
Posted on Monday, November 09, 2009 11:18:04 AM by AmericanHunter
Hello – is there anybody out there who still believes our leaders in Washington care about what the Constitution of the United States says? Or what it was intended to mean? Or even that it exists? If there actually is anybody out there who still believes this, recent discussions on Capitol Hill about proposed federal legislation should dispel such thought from the minds of even the most die-hard optimists.
Legislation dealing with the delivery and cost of health care in the United States is nearing votes in both houses of the Congress. Although differing significantly in their details, the primary proposals in both the House and the Senate establish clearly it will be the heavy hand of the federal government, not patients and their doctors, who will be controlling health care decision-making in the decades to come.
With such a massively expensive and substantively far-reaching piece of legislation being debated at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, one would hope that our “leaders” in Washington, DC might at least pretend to articulate a constitutional justification. It wouldn’t be that hard, considering the precedents available at least since the 1930s for finding a justification for even the most intrusive government programs and regulations hiding somewhere in that magnificent document. Even were the infamous “commerce clause” deemed not sufficient to provide a justification for a government program, the always popular “general welfare clause” could be dragged out to provide constitutional cover.
The new deniers keep trying to repair the infamous climate hockey stick. They focus on the blade but it was not the major issue originally. The bulwark claim of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hypothesis and the objective of the stick are that current global annual average temperatures are the warmest ever. This meant the upturn of the blade in the 20th century was only relevant if it was higher and steeper than any previous record. Earlier warm periods were not a threat in the first reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Their mandate required they only look at human causes, which they interpreted to mean the industrial period.
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The True Birthday Of The Marine Corps
11 July 1798
THE TRUE BIRTHDAY OF THE CORPS!
“… When the peace treaty with Britain finally was signed in 1783, only the Continental frigate Alliance was still in commission. A small Marine guard commanded by Lieutenant Thomas Elwood stayed with the frigate until Congress decided to sell the vessel in September. With the sale of the Alliance, the Continental Navy and Marines went out of existence.”
From, The United States Marines A History, by BGen Ed Simmons…
“…As for the Marines, only the slenderest thread of continuity can be claimed by virtue of “marines” serving in the Revenue Cutter Service…There were to be Marine “quotas”…not “detachments” for there was no corps from which they could be detached…
…on 11 July 1798, the true birthday of the Corps,
President John Adams approved…establishing and organizing a Marine Corps.”
Customs and Traditions
Marine Corps Birthday Celebration
“The U.S. Marine Corps begins preparations for its “birthday party” every summer. Activities become more feverish as the fall hues arrive. By early November, every Marine is either rehearsing his role in the “party” or pressing, polishing, and spit-shining in order to appear at his or her best for the Birthday Ball. This has not always been the case, however. In fact, Marines have not always celebrated their founding on November the 10th.
Formal commemoration of the birthday of the Marine Corps began on 10 November 1921. That particular date was chosen because on that day the Second Continental Congress resolved in 1775 to raise two battalions of Continental Marines.
Until 1921 the birthday of the Corps had been celebrated on another date. An unidentified newspaper clipping from 1918 refers to the celebration of the 120th birthday of the Marine Corps on 11 July “as usual with no fuss.” It is doubtful that there was any real celebration at all. Further inspection of documents and publications prior to 1921 shows no evidence of ceremonies, pageants, or parties. The July date was commemorated between 1798 and 1921 as the birthday of the Corps. During the Revolution, Marines had fought on land and sea, but at the close of the Revolution the Marine Corps and the Navy were all but disbanded. On 11 July 1798, President John Adams approved a bill that recreated the Corps, thereby providing the rationale for this day being commemorated as the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.
On 21 October 1921, Major Edwin McClellan, Officer-in-Charge, Historical Section, Headquarters Marine Corps, sent a memorandum to Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune, suggesting that the original birthday on 10 November 1775 be declared a Marine Corps holiday to be celebrated throughout the Corps. McClellan further suggested that a dinner be held in Washington to commemorate the event. Guests would include prominent men from the Marine Corps, Army, and Navy, and descendants of the Revolution.
Accordingly, on 1 November 1921, General Lejeune issued Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series 1921. The order summarized the history, mission, and tradition of the Corps, and directed that it be read to every command on 10 November each subsequent year in honor of the birthday of the Marine Corps. This order has been duly carried out.
COSTCO (Brandon, Fla) …A CHANGE IN SHOPPING CART INSPECTION POLICY???
We went to the CostCo store in Brandon, Fla yesterday and was surprised to observe that there had apparently been a distinct change in their policy with the checker at the exit.
They, the checkers, were no longer pawing through your already paid for merchandise, your property, in your shopping cart(s), but merely stopping you and quickly and politely marking your receipt with a magic marker.
I was in the store over an hour and observed the checker lines several times while I was there; it appeared to me that it was not just a case of hurrying up due to a crowd–it was not very busy.
I made it a point to ask to see the store manager and told him that I have been one of the irate, complaining members/customers over there excessive handling and inspection of the items in my shopping cart, and that I had several times complained of this to corporate headquarters, etc. I asked him to also pass my congratulations on their apparent new policy up the line to his seniors. He said he would.
Hopefully, this is in response to our complaints.
U.S. troops’ continental insignia bears U.N. colors Indicates advancement of plan to integrate North America…
U.S. troops’ continental insignia bears U.N. colors
Indicates advancement of plan to integrate North America
Posted: November 07, 2009
11:00 pm Eastern
By Jerome R. Corsi
NEW YORK Troops in the United States’ USNORTHCOM ranks appear to have adopted a shoulder patch showing a North American continental design, with an emphasis on United Nations colors, giving evidence of the strength of a plan to integrate North America.
November 9, 2009
Politicians Continue to Mortgage Our Children’s Future
As the Administrative State Grows, So Grows Injustice