Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Few Delmar Heritage Day Photos

It was also Mayor Houlihan Birthday so everyone sang to him.

Above the big tug of war between the Maryland and the Delaware sides of town across the center of State street

Delaware won so mayor Houlihan did his victory dance.

and fireworks for 20 minutes at 8 PM

Delmar Police Press Release - Rodney Medford

Friday, September 18, 2015


Oktoberfest starts on this Saturday, 19 September in Munich

Walking and Comments For Friday

The weather is great for walking

Public Works was doing a little sprucing up for heritage days tomorrow
Fresh Mulch
Other events going on this weekend
Ocean City has Bike week in case you haven't noticed the bikes
much like selling boats in the fall when bike week comes along everyone trying to sell a bike has got it out to show.

Sharptown will have their Heritage Day

Millsboro has their Boro Bash this Saturday at the Millsboro Little League Complex

also this weekend at St. Francis de Sales Catholic church in Salisbury the 19th and 20th

French Foreign Legion 1950's  in the days when there was a certain romantic mystique about the foreign legion.  Wow sandals and only one guy has sunglasses, no doubt he is the one hoping no one will recognize him.

Fall Wild flowers are in bloom making a brilliant display everywhere.  The above is along RT13
I went to Princess Anne a couple of days ago to visit

The book and antique stores that the Somerset Historical Society has.

There are two locations and the money made from the sales of the consignment goods go to support the Teackle mansion.

I assume a number of you watched the debates on TV the other night.  The media can say what they want to say but there is no other candidates close to Trump.  I found it strange that they had one group of 4 for an hour and than a second group of 11 for three hours.  I can only assume the media was trying to give the impression that there were candidates doing better than what they actually were so they put them in the first tier, instead of having a group of 7 and a group of 8.  It must have been grueling for them to stand for three hours under those hot flood lights.  A number of them, I thought, looked a bit faint at the end.    You of course think that the ones who say what you want hear stood out in the debate. The ones I am most interested in are; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal,  Senator Marco Rubio,  Donald Trump, and Mike Huckabee,

An ad from the 1970's

NS 7221 and other locomotives are in town this morning pushing a train north

Jeff Foxworthy Comments

America: Founded by geniuses; run by idiots?

Jeff Foxworthy, via Facebook:
If plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots
If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If an 80-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair or a three-year-old girl can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Marines 1966

Below From Full Metal Jacket;

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: [Hartman gives a speech to the graduating recruits] Today, you people are no longer maggots. Today, you are Marines. You're part of a brotherhood. From now on until the day you die, wherever you are, every Marine is your brother. Most of you will go to Vietnam. Some of you will not come back. But always remember this: Marines die. That's what we're here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means YOU live forever.

Empress Michiko, Japan

 Her majesty the Empress Michiko, Japan, wearing traditional layered Court kimonos

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


National Hispanic Heritage Month

Presidential Proclamation -- National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2015

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Throughout our history, our Nation has been enriched by the storied pasts of all who call the United States of America home.  America's Hispanic community has woven unique threads into the diverse fabric of our country and played an important role in shaping our national character as a people of limitless possibility.  This month, let us honor their distinct heritage while reaffirming our commitment to enabling them to build a future bright with hope and opportunity for themselves, their families, and the country we love.
Hispanics contribute to our Nation's success in extraordinary ways -- they serve in the military and government, attend schools across America, and strengthen the economy.  They are the father who works two jobs to give his children a better life, and the mother who ventures out to take a risk and start a business.  They are the student -- often the first in their family to go to college -- who pursues their greatest aspirations through higher education.  They are the lawful permanent resident who seeks to naturalize and become a citizen, and the business leader whose loved ones have lived in the United States for generations.  Each day, we see the tremendous impact they have on our communities, and they reflect an enduring truth at the heart of our Nation:  no matter where you come from or where your roots are, with hard work and perseverance you can make it in America.
My Administration remains committed to ensuring Hispanics have every opportunity to achieve the American dream.  Last year, we approved more than 4,000 loans totaling over $1 billion for Hispanic-owned small businesses, helping create jobs and improve local economies.  We have invested resources in education and reformed our schools to provide the opportunities every Hispanic student needs to graduate from high school prepared for the future they will inherit.  We have also expanded high-quality preschool and early childhood education for our youngest learners in Latino communities, and provided grants and loans to assist tens of thousands of Hispanic young people and adults on their journey toward earning a college degree.  The dropout rate for Hispanic students has been cut by more than half since the year 2000, and college enrollment has risen by 45 percent since 2008.  Additionally, since I signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the share of Hispanics under 65 without health insurance has fallen by one-third, and in the years ahead I will continue working to address the health disparities that still exist.  And we are expanding the cultural, economic, and familial ties that so many Hispanic Americans share with Latin America by entering a new chapter of engagement and cooperation with Cuba.
The United States has a centuries-old tradition of welcoming immigrants, which has given us a tremendous advantage over the rest of the world.  Last year, I took action to fix our broken immigration system within the confines of the law.  The policies include offering temporary relief to parents of children who are United States citizens or lawful permanent residents so they could come out of the shadows, get right with the law, and further contribute to America's success while also providing for their loved ones -- because as a Nation that values families, we must work together to keep them together.  I also took steps to modernize the legal immigration system for families, employers, and workers, and strengthened Federal immigrant integration efforts.  I created the White House Task Force on New Americans -- a Federal interagency effort focused on strengthening and enhancing our efforts to integrate new Americans and build welcoming communities.  And we are working to make sure the millions of individuals who are eligible for citizenship understand the opportunities, rights, and responsibilities that it affords.  While these actions make our system better, they are not a permanent fix to our broken immigration system -- and that is why I continue to call on the Congress to pass meaningful, comprehensive immigration reform.
As a Nation, we are bound by our shared ideals.  America's Hispanic community has the same dreams, values, trials, and triumphs of people in every corner of our country, and they show the same grit and determination that have carried us forward for centuries.  During National Hispanic Heritage Month, let us renew our commitment to honoring the invaluable ways Hispanics contribute to our common goals, to celebrating Hispanic culture, and to working toward a stronger, more inclusive, and more prosperous society for all.
To honor the achievements of Hispanics in America, the Congress by Public Law 100-402, as amended, has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating September 15 through October 15 as "National Hispanic Heritage Month."
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October 15, 2015, as National Hispanic Heritage Month.  I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

                              BARACK OBAMA

Captain Hisayuki Soeda Surrenders Japanese Forces on Nauru and Ocean Island 13 Sep 1945

as usual click on photo for larger picture

Hillary and Bill

Monday, September 14, 2015

Principles and Kim Davis

Like most things in life situations are rarely black or white, so it goes with Kim Davis, the Clerk in Rowan County Kentucky, who refuses to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples due to her principles and belief. 

On one hand you can say it is the law of the land she has to issue the license.  If she doesn't where will it stop?  Will another government person refuse a gun permit when they don't believe in firearms?  Well they already do that it just isn't the way the  media would like to portray things so you don't hear about it.

On the other hand Kim Davis is standing up for a principle she believes in.  It is refreshing to hear this as usually the media only gives attention to the liberal side of the news.

 Can you violate the law of the land and be right? of course you can, if Rosa Parks had not violated the law and stood her ground, Black people would still be sitting in the back of the bus.  You have to stand for something in life or you will end up like the pansy-ass politician who will say anything you want to hear and stand for nothing.  Perhaps that is the reason why Donald Trump is leading the Republican race for President.

At Christian post  Wallace Henley puts it this way;

"Kim Davis had the same three choices. She could have complied with the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, which had been affirmed by Kentucky governor Steve Beshear, and issued the licenses to homosexual couples. Or, Davis could have gotten "off the bus" by resigning her county clerk position. Third, she could have followed the example of Rosa Parks, and refuse to budge. Which is what Davis did."
and I agree with him and she stood for her values and went to jail.  The court system gave in and released her.  She won.  Invalid marriage licenses are now being issued thru her office but not signed by her.  Let's face it same-sex marriages are a farce and it is time to send this message back to the courts.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke

Since I view President Obama and his minion as evil I always come back to this quote from the book "Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts

"The world is run by one million evil men, ten million stupid men and a hundred million cowards...There are only one million of them, the truly evil men, in the whole world. The very rich and the very powerful, whose decisions really count -- they only number one million. The stupid men, who number ten million, are the soldiers and policemen who enforce the rule of the evil men. They are the standing armies of twelve key countries, and the police forces of those and twenty more. In total there are only ten million of them with any real power or consequence. They are often brave, I'm sure, but they are stupid, too, because they give their lives for governments and causes that uses their flesh and blood as mere chess pieces. These governments always betray them or let them down or abandon them, in the long run. Nations neglect no men more shamefully than the heroes of wars....and the hundred million cowards..they are the bureaucrats and paper shufflers and pen pushers who permit the rule of the evil men and look the other way. They are the head of this department, and the secretary of that committee, and the president of the other association. They are managers, and officials, and mayors, and officers of the court. They always defend themselves by saying that they are just following orders, or just doing their job, and it's nothing personal, and if they don't do it, someone else surely will."

Japanese officers surrendering their swords at Kuala Lumpur, September 1945

Japanese officers surrendering their swords at Kuala Lumpur, September 1945

Joe and Hillary

I could not verify the membership fee but this is a list of dos and don'ts for Guests
At least they make an attempt at being civilize

Sebonack is committed to providing all members and their guests with the most enjoyable club experience possible. To uphold these standards, members and their guests are expected to act in a manner consistent with good taste and consideration for other members.
Dress Code
It is expected that members and children of members dress in a fashion befitting the surroundings and atmosphere provided in the setting of the Club. Please notify your guests of the following policies.
Proper golf attire is required for all players. This dress code policy applies to every area of the Club with the exception of the privacy of the Golf Cottages.
Men are required to wear collared shirts and they should be tucked in at all times. Slacks or Bermuda-length shorts are considered appropriate. Cargo shorts are not acceptable attire.
Ladies are required to wear slacks, skirts, dresses or Bermuda-length shorts. Shirts must have either collars or sleeves.
Men should remove their hats in the Dining Room.
Club Grounds: Caps or hats worn on the Club grounds must have the brim facing forward.
The following items of clothing for both men and women are not allowed on the golf course or in the Clubhouse: Cargo shorts, tank tops, tee shirts, mesh shirts, sweat pants, warm-up suits, jeans, denim apparel, spandex and like attire, swim wear, short shorts, cut-offs, gym shorts, and tennis outfits. Improperly dressed golfers will be asked to change before playing.
Golf Shoes
Appropriate golf shoes are required for all golfers. Golf shoes with “soft spikes” or spikeless golf shoes must be worn by all golfers. For the players’ convenience, Sebonack will change metal spikes to a spikeless alternative for members and guests prior to play. Sebonack assumes no responsibility whatsoever for the product supplied of for any injuries or problems of any nature associated with wearing such.
Cell Phones
Cell phones, pagers, Blackberry’s and any other wireless communication devices are strictly prohibited on the golf course. Cell phones and other electronic devices may only be used in the parking lot or in specifically identified areas of the Clubhouse.
Guest Play Etiquette
The pace of play for a four-ball should not exceed four hours and ten minutes in all circumstances. It is the responsibility of each group to keep pace with the group ahead. In the unusual event that a group falls one hole behind the group in front, the following group must be invited to play through. It is the member’s responsibility to insure that their guests play at the required pace.
A round of golf at Sebonack starts with the Caddie Master. You must check with him before the start of a round. He will assign caddie and a golf cart, if necessary. During normal hours of play you must have a caddie, even if you are using a golf cart.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit to Sebonack more enjoyable.

and Hillary

Tonight the Delmar Maryland Mayor and Commissioners Meet

I see on-street parking is on this agenda.  I think Woodcreek on-street parking has been a discussion item even before it was built.  On-street parking is a mess in Woodcreek, the mess was created by the town and Fire department approving sub division plans with streets too narrow and not having the backbone to stand up to the developer.  In their defense I will say it was their first actual sub division so they didn't know what they were doing.   But the current question from me is why isn't the golf course correcting their problem of knocking balls into neighbor yards.  They were talking about putting a net up on Bi-state to prevent it then they said it was too expensive and planted three little trees that were suppose to grow and stop the balls from crossing the road, now those trees are dead and everyone is ignoring the problem.  There is lack of initiative on the Delmar Maryland council.