Two things

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Once again I was outside most of the day and took a few
pictures. This time it was to calm the rage building over an
incident many may not remember.

On this date, October 23rd, in 1983 terrorists attacked the
Marine barracks in Beirut killing a total of 241 service members
including 220 Marines. This attack was carried out by two
suicide bombers driving two truck bombs.

Is was the largest loss of life in the Marine Corps in a
single day since Iwo Jima. And truth be told, I’m still mad
about it. We ask that you take a moment and remember.

Changing the subject, we have an election coming up soon
and those that ask us to re-elect them will not use the term
“terrorist”. Some prefer “workplace violence”. This election
may decide if we still have a country when our grand kids
are adults.

We don’t care who you vote for as long as you’ve been
responsible enough to know what that candidate stands for.
That being said if you live here on the east coast of Iowa
and in Scott County, our auditor has again set up an
Election Central website.

If you’re in Scott County this site has all the information you
need to find out where to go to vote early, register, a list
of candidates, and even the returns as they come in plus
much more. No need to thank us, we use it every election.

Now I’m going to make a ham sandwich and heat up some chili.
It’s not pizza but the chili sounds good and we have plenty
of ham and cheddar cheese. I think I can handle the change.
Tomorrow’s a work day, yet we hope you enjoy it anyway.
Comments are always welcome.

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3 Responses to Two things

  1. Rifleman III says:

    Reblogged this on .

  2. Nitrous55 says:

    One of the books written by Chuck Pfarrer (Warrior Soul, I think), describes the boat ride back to the states from Lebanon. Very eerie.

  3. cruisin2 says:

    Rifleman III,
    thanks for the reblog.

    Nitrous55,
    I’ll have to look for that one.

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