[Thanks Jim Green]
We're getting ready to
plant corn here in Iowa.
One of our neighbors
is way ahead of us
We have one of these
on order for mowing
our lawn this year.
The Follies staff at
our U.K branch office.
[Thanks Bill Petullo]
[ Printed text below:]
"The work that I have done has been for amateur sport, and I hope you won't mind if I leave you with my creed of amateurism.
Amateurism, after all, must be the backbone of all sport-- golf or otherwise.
In my mind an amateur is one who competes in a sport for the joy of playing, for the companionship that it affords, for health-giving exercise, and for relaxation from more serious matters.
As part of this light-hearted approach to the game, he accepts cheerfully all adverse breaks, is considerate of his opponent, plays the game fairly and squarely in accordance with its rules, maintains self-control, and strives to do his best, not in order to win, but rather as a test of his own skill and ability.
These are his only interests, and, in them material considerations have no part.
The return, which amateur sport will bring to those who play it in this spirit are greater than those any money can possibly buy".
entire 26.2 miles.
She was fine;
veteran carried her
across finish line
just because he could.
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Quote from a WWII veteran overhearing someone say that `You can't bomb an ideology.":
"The hell you can't, because we did it.
These Muslims are no different than the [Imperial] Japanese. The Japs had their suicide bombers too. And we stopped them.
What it takes is the resolve and will to use a level of brutality and violence that your generations can't stomach.
And until you can, this crap won't stop.
It took us on the beaches with bullets, clearing out caves with flame throwers, and men like LeMay burning down their cities, killing people by the tens of thousands.
And then it took two atom bombs on top of it. Plus, we had to bomb the crap out of German cities to get them to quit fighting.
But, if that was what it took to win, we were willing to do it. Until you are willing to do the same ... well I hope you enjoy this crap, because it ain't going to stop."
Back then, we had leadership, resolve, resources and determination.
Today, we're afraid to hurt people's feelings ... and worry about which bathroom to piss in."
[Thanks Tom Schaefer]
for the first,
version of the
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Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is a mystery,
Today is a gift,
That's why we call it
'It wouldn't be Friday
without the Follies.'