USMC to deploy Alabamian code talkers

March 3, 2015

From The Duffel Blog.

FORT MCCLELLAN, Ala. – The United States Marine Corps is poised to resurrect its legendary Code Talker Program by attaching several native Alabamians to Marine infantry units currently deployed to Afghanistan, sources have confirmed.

“Ahm jus’ tickled as a dern coon in ah ‘shine bucket!” hooted Pfc. Bobby Joe Carson. “Bout to hitch ah scoot ta that there whachacallit Ganderstan an hand out a hidin’ ta thems Towelie-bans.”

Made famous in the Pacific Theater of World War Two, the original Code Talkers used the Navajo language as a form of encrypted communication during a number of critical engagements. The use of Navajo was an exercise in wartime ingenuity that kept the Japanese guessing and saved countless American lives. With so many of America’s modern enemies taking the time to learn English, the call was again sounded for American citizens who speak their own indecipherable dialects.

“Cain’t never coulda seent this kinda catawampus ‘bout the way I talked ma words out,” Carson marveled. “Used ta be them Yankee fancy talkers’d get madder’n a wet hen ‘bout the way I talked and that’d just dill my pickle sumthin’ fierce.”

Military Intelligence specialists have worked for several months with a handful of America’s most incomprehensible citizens to ensure their smooth integration into the Marine Corps. They have also undertaken the laborious task of training specialized linguists to decipher the new Code Talker transmissions.

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Evolution of winter

March 2, 2015

November:

December:

January:

February:

March:


Some beautiful music for Sunday

March 1, 2015


Obama mulls plan to ban ‘nearly all’ trigger fingers

February 28, 2015

Stolen from ScrappleFace.com.

(2015-02-27) – Just days after the BATF alarmed 2nd Amendment proponents with a plan to outlaw certain AR-15 ammunition, sources in the White House say President Obama is mulling regulations to ban nearly all trigger fingers.

“Guns don’t kill people, trigger fingers kill people, ” according to a leading expert. “In nearly all shootings, police finger the trigger finger as the proximate perpetrator.”

”The president knows that banning firearms is a non-starter with Republicans and many Democrats,” said an unnamed White House source, “but the finger lobby is relatively small and not nearly as influential as the gun lobby…although it does have a strong digital presence.”

Caught Red-Handed: This trigger finger, like countless others nationwide, is the leading cause of gunfire in the U.S. – – a prime reason behind Obama’s planned ban.


Happy Caturday

February 28, 2015


Mercury falling

February 27, 2015

50 degrees:

People in Florida crank up the heat.

People in Wisconsin sunbathe.

40 degrees:

People in Louisiana put on thermal underwear.

People in Wisconsin have picnics in the park.

30 degrees:

People in South Carolina shiver uncontrollably.

People in Wisconsin have one last cookout before the weather turns cold.

20 degrees:

People in Alabama wear overcoats, mittens, and earmuffs.

People in Wisconsin think about shutting the windows.

10 degrees:

New York landlords finally turn on the heat.

People in Wisconsin switch from short to long sleeves.

10 below zero:

Californians move to Mexico.

People in Wisconsin start drying their laundry indoors.

20 below zero:

Texans are hospitalized with hypothermia.

People in Wisconsin get their winter coats out of storage.

40 below zero:

Politicians put their hands in their own pockets.

People in Wisconsin let their dogs sleep indoors.

60 below zero:

Washington DC runs out of hot air.

Water in Wisconsin rivers starts to thicken.

80 below zero:

Hell freezes over.

People in Wisconsin say, “Cold enough for you?”


It’s been a long cold lonely winter

February 25, 2015

Today is the birthday of George Harrison, who was born in 1943 and died much too young in 2001. Here is one of his best songs, which by happy coincidence is also very appropriate to the season.


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