D-Day Near 75, POTUS in England, Bruins Two Away, Red Sox Reality and Thanks Under the Fedora

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D-Day Near 75, POTUS in England, Bruins Two Away, Red Sox Reality and Thanks Under the Fedora

The 75th Anniver­sary of D-​Day is approach­ing and my thoughts turn to my rel­a­tives like my Uncle Johnny who won a Bronze Star dri­ving a half-​track, my high school friend Steve Matson’s dad who fought in Sher­man Tanks in Europe (boy did he look like a Tank com­man­der) and Friends like Vin­nie Ander­son (of Vinnie’s grapes fame) an infantry­man in Europe who died 41 days before this blog’s 1st post.

While my father (and father in law) were both in the pacific I still knew many folks who served in Europe, (even had a date with a girl whose dad was on the other side, served on UBoats) spoke to them and heard their sto­ries. This pro­vides a per­spec­tive that most of those of vot­ing age no longer have. I sus­pect if they did they would not be cheer­ing for social­ism or defend­ing ANTIFA.

Today’s Demo­c­rat party and left would not be pos­si­ble if those men who I once knew were still in their prime today or even their fifties today.


In the TV Mini Series Band of Broth­ers there is a scene in the final episode where the for­mer com­man­der of Easy com­pany Cap­tain Sobel walks by Maj Win­ters, whom he tried to break in episode 1, acknowl­edg­ing him but not salut­ing. Win­ters stops him and reminds him that “We salute the rank not the man.”

This would be a good reminder to the Mayor of Lon­don and the the peo­ple of Lon­don who like the Amer­i­can Left have gone com­pletely insane over Pres­i­dent Trump who is in Europe for the 75th com­mem­o­ra­tion of D-​Day. If Eng­land was still Eng­land such a reminder would not have to be given but as John Cleese has pointed out Lon­don is not an Eng­lish city anymore.


The Bru­ins have won game three of the Stan­ley Cup play­offs and are two wins away from giv­ing Boston three simul­ta­ne­ous major sports titles (Base­ball, Foot­ball, Hockey) at once.

It’s a great time to be a Boston Sports fan these days, unless you’re a Celtics fan that is.


Yes­ter­day on the drive into work I was lis­ten­ing to Boston Sports Radio declar­ing the Red Sox the Dead Sox because of their loss of two to the 1st Place Yan­kees (they man­aged to win last night). Lis­ten­ing to the calls it’s as if all the suc­cess we’ve had lately is ours by divine right and all those other teams exist only to lose to us. As if the days before the 20th cen­tury never happened.

One of the only things that will be good about the days when nor­malcy returns and we win only once in a while, if at all (likely once Brady retires) watch­ing those idiots be taught to be grate­ful for these 1st two decades of the cen­tury and real­ize how damn lucky we are right now.


Finally due to my work sched­ule a lot of thank-​you emails have not gone out yet, I will be send­ing them over the next two days. Most of you read­ing this will have no idea what I am talk­ing about here but if you want to find out feel free to subscribe


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And I’ll email the expla­na­tion along with the thank-​you note.

The 75th Anniversary of D-Day is approaching and my thoughts turn to my relatives like my Uncle Johnny who won a Bronze Star driving a half-track, my high school friend Steve Matson’s dad who fought in Sherman Tanks in Europe (boy did he look like a Tank commander) and Friends like Vinnie Anderson (of Vinnie’s grapes fame) an infantryman in Europe who died 41 days before this blog’s 1st post.

While my father (and father in law) were both in the pacific I still knew many folks who served in Europe, (even had a date with a girl whose dad was on the other side, served on UBoats) spoke to them and heard their stories. This provides a perspective that most of those of voting age no longer have. I suspect if they did they would not be cheering for socialism or defending ANTIFA.

Today’s Democrat party and left would not be possible if those men who I once knew were still in their prime today or even their fifties today.


In the TV Mini Series Band of Brothers there is a scene in the final episode where the former commander of Easy company Captain Sobel walks by Maj Winters, whom he tried to break in episode 1, acknowledging him but not saluting. Winters stops him and reminds him that “We salute the rank not the man.”

This would be a good reminder to the Mayor of London and the the people of London who like the American Left have gone completely insane over President Trump who is in Europe for the 75th commemoration of D-Day. If England was still England such a reminder would not have to be given but as John Cleese has pointed out London is not an English city anymore.


The Bruins have won game three of the Stanley Cup playoffs and are two wins away from giving Boston three simultaneous major sports titles (Baseball, Football, Hockey) at once.

It’s a great time to be a Boston Sports fan these days, unless you’re a Celtics fan that is.


Yesterday on the drive into work I was listening to Boston Sports Radio declaring the Red Sox the Dead Sox because of their loss of two to the 1st Place Yankees (they managed to win last night). Listening to the calls it’s as if all the success we’ve had lately is ours by divine right and all those other teams exist only to lose to us. As if the days before the 20th century never happened.

One of the only things that will be good about the days when normalcy returns and we win only once in a while, if at all (likely once Brady retires) watching those idiots be taught to be grateful for these 1st two decades of the century and realize how damn lucky we are right now.


Finally due to my work schedule a lot of thank-you emails have not gone out yet, I will be sending them over the next two days. Most of you reading this will have no idea what I am talking about here but if you want to find out feel free to subscribe

Choose a Subscription level
Or hit DaTipJar.

And I’ll email the explanation along with the thank-you note.