Aragon Class of ‘64
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Classmates & Friends of Aragon 1964, Contributors of all Articles
Bonita Beck, Publisher                                         Bob Graham, Editor
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August 2016            "The Good, the Bad and the UGLY!"            Issue #148


Classmates, speak your heart & mind!

As I start the fingers moving on the keyboard to get the August Newsletter in your hands I need to review a few of the nuances for the August, September, and October Newsletters. I had asked if you would send in any “political articles” - (D), (I), (R), (SOC), (G) etc. This way we might all become more informed, about what will probably be one of the most important events in our life time. I have to say you all came through, Thank You!

I thought about how to present the respective article sent in from each individual Classmate and I made a decision...not to put who “contributed by” with each article. I did this so that we all could learn from the information provided plus - a BIG PLUS - no one gets upset from the respective Classmate that sent in the information. This way, and I know some of you “smart ones” are thinking - Bob will know! Be advised, I protected all of your (#505 classmates) points of contact (POC) for the 50th Reunion Data Base. Nothing has changed. My integrity, is and always will be my bond with all of you. Thank You to all who took a chance  and sent in your articles.

So with that being said, I have a couple of more items that need to be discussed.

• The “Connections and Reconnections (C & R)” Section is still going strong...about a dozen more for July.

• “Who Said That - Movie Quote Addition” (WST - MQA) remains right up there with C & Rs. This gets a lot of Classmates contributing.

    • June’s Winner was Lenore (Felker) Rounsaville.

    • July’s Winner was Gary Rocklage, with a very close second place was Renee’ (LeRoy) Otte.

The Answer for the July Quote was: “There Is No Crying in Baseball!” -  “A League Of Their Own” - Tom Hanks.

AUGUST - “WST - MQA”: “IF YOU BUILD IT, HE WILL COME.” 

*REMEMBER YOU NEED THE NAME OF THE MOVIE AND THE NAME AND/OR NAMES OF THE ACTOR(S) WHO SAID THE QUOTE. SEND YOUR ANSWER TO ddlvr55@gmail.com AS SOON  as you RECEIVE YOUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER.

• The “Bucket List (B/L) Challenge; Some sad news here, no one responded to my plea for assistance so I am sorry to say that for right now the B/L will be going on sabbatical. You are the ones that make this Monthly Newsletter a Success! Let’s try and get the B/L, up and going again...soonest. If each of you just sent in #1 item from your B/L, we could keep this venue going for about
#4 more decades!

The following is a “reprint” explaining the “Politics information” from last month for August, September and October.

“POLITICS - What would you like to say? AUG. SEPT. & OCT. Newsletters will publish YOUR political thoughts. DEM., REP, INDEP, SOC, whatever YOU want to discuss. We want to hear from YOU...let’s “EXCHANGE, EXPLORE, EXAM other VIEWS.”

*We will also continue to cover & publish the other topics that you send in each month, with the “Contributed by” line filled in.

Finally - on a personal note “I have no desire to tell you who to vote for or that one candidate is better than the other, but I would like to express my perspective on voting. I have made the Calls to the Families, Escorted Bodies to Angel Flight for their final destination, and Placed Our Flag in the Hands of tearful Family Members...”This flag is presented on behalf of a grateful nation and the United States Army as a token of appreciation for your loved one's honorable and faithful service.” Then Taps is played and the Firing Team (usually #8 on the team) each fires three times (three volleys). You never get used to what I have just described!

My request is very simple - “JUST VOTE.” Please don’t sit out any VOTE. If you have been to Arlington or any other Military Cemetery, we can not let all those “White Granite Headstones” be lost to our memories. Our HEROES, who died to give us the right to VOTE, need to be respected in death, as they were in life, don’t let their sacrifices be for naught.”

In addition to the above, here are some of the “words” that I pulled from YOUR articles, that you sent to me. I will list them below and will comment on them, with specifics, from my point of view in the September Newsletter. If you have time and would like, let me know what your thoughts are about the following, they are not in any priority...in fact they are in “alpha” order):

• ASSIMILATION    
• BLACK LIVES MATTER
• BUREAUCRACY
• DIVERSITY
• ENTITLEMENT
• LEGACY
• LGBTQIAA
• MULTICULTURALISM
• PATRIOTIC
•  POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
• RACE
• WHITE PRIVILEGE

                                   Hooah, Hugs, & “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly,”
                                   Bob

Before we move into the August Newsletter; once again we need to take the time to send our Thoughts and Prayers to all of the Victims and their Families, killed or injured from terrorism - in the United States and around the World!

My Red, White, and Blue has been at Half Staff way too long. I want to raise it back to it’s Full Staff Position. There, it soars with a “UNION of BLUE” and Fifty “STARS of WHITE.” Next are “Seven STRIPES of RED,” that represent VALOR. Finally, “Six STRIPES OF WHITE for PURITY”...for all to See and be Proud.

God Bless You, our Military Troops, Police Officers and God Bless the United States of America! 



 

A Preview Of The August Newsletter,“The Good, The Bad & The Ugly,”

• God Bless The...
• Stop Saying
• Released - Really
• Concepts
• See - Say
• My Life
• Hillary
• A Smart Foot
• DHS
• Pumping Iron
• Reminder
• Andy Sings
• A/G
• Hear Me Now
• POTUS
• Coming to...

 



“God Bless The U.S.A.” , Contributed by Bob Graham  (All Lee Greenwood)



“#7 Things Conservatives Need To Stop Saying To Liberals”
Contributed by …

• 1)  The KKK was started by Democrats.
• 2)  Lincoln was a Republican.
• 3)  Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.
• 4)  Criminals don’t obey laws.
• 5)  Black people are killing other black people in Chicago.
• 6)  America is a constitutional republic, not a democracy.
• 7)  It snows in Upstate  New York in the winter.

“Criminal Aliens Released - Really?”    Contributed by …

#10 Concepts Of Liberals
Contributed by…

• 1) Being Open Minded
• 2) Racism
• 3) Fairness
• 4) Greed
• 5) Hate
• 6) Investment
• 7) Charity
• 8) Patriotism
• 9) Tolerance
•10) Diversity


“See Something, Say Nothing”
Contributed by …


“In My Life”

Contributed by Maggie (Tubia) Horwitz
(I’ve already had a few days like this, Bob)

I’ve lived, I’ve loved, I’ve lost, I’ve missed, I’ve hurt, I've trusted, I’ve made mistakes, but most of all, I’ve Learned...“S**t Happens”
          
It may not be a joke, but it made me a laugh! Something we all
have to look forward to...:-)
           
This is not a joke, just something that happened at an
assisted living center where a friend used to work.
 
The people who lived there have small apartments but they
all eat at a central cafeteria. One morning, one of the residents didn't show up for breakfast so my wife went upstairs and knocked on his door to see if everything was OK.

She could hear him through the door and he said that he was running late and would be down shortly so she went back to the dining area.
          
An hour later he still hadn't arrived so she went back
up towards his room and she found him on the stairs. He was coming down the stairs but was having a hell of time. He had a death grip on the hand rail and seemed to have trouble getting his legs to work right.
          
She told him she was going to call an ambulance but he told
her no, he wasn't in any pain and just wanted to have
his breakfast. So she helped him the rest of the way down the stairs and he had his breakfast.
    
When he tried to return to his room he was completely unable
to get up even the first step, so they called an ambulance
for him. A couple hours later she called the hospital to see how he was doing. The receptionist there said he was fine, he just had both of his legs in one leg of his boxer shorts.

Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything...Wyatt Earp

"Hillary - A Career Criminal?"  Contributed by …



“How Smart Is Your Right Foot”

Contributed by Bruce Ahlvin
(Bruce, what does it mean, when you kick yourself with your left foot, Bob?)

This is hysterical. You have to try this. It is absolutely true.
I guess there are some things that the brain cannot handle.

You have to try this please, it takes 2 seconds. I could not believe this!!! It is from an orthopedic surgeon...this will boggle your mind and it will keep you trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but, you can't. It's preprogrammed in your brain!

1). Without anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY...) and while sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2). Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction. And there's nothing you can do about it! You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.
 
*Send this to your friends to frustrate them too...great for the Grand kids!



80 Year Old Grandmother... Bodybuilder!” Contributed by Stevie Graham
(Wow, I would like to look like that now!)



“The Best Slave...Just A Reminder”
Contributed by …

“THE BEST SLAVE IS ONE WHO THINKS HE/SHE IS FREE”

Saul Alinsky died about 43 years ago, but his writings influenced those in political control of our nation today... Recall that Hillary did her college thesis on his writings and Obama writes about him in his books. Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Ca.

Education: University of Chicago
Spouse: Irene Alinsky
Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals

Anyone out there think that this stuff isn't happening today in the USA?
All eight rules are currently in play. How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky: There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.

     1) Healthcare- Control healthcare and you control the people.
     2) Poverty - Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing  everything for them to live.
     3) Debt - Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
     4) Gun Control- Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
     5) Welfare - Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).
     6) Education - Take control of what people read and listen to - take control of what children learn in school.
     7) Religion - Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools.
     8) Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States? Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin's original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule.

Stalin described his converts as "Useful Idiots."   The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the USA. If people can read this and still say everything is just fine... they are "useful idiots.  "It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."
 
Voting for Hillary is the finish button to close out the United States of America! No one in politics should be paid anything until they have a balanced budget and in the black! No politician should ever get a pension at any level of gov`t position; not a lifetime position intended.



Andy Andrews Sings”   Contributed by Peggy Graham

Attorney General - Meets The House Committee”   Contributed by …
(*scroll down, there are 5 videos to study)



“#7 Facts Liberals Hope Conservative Voters Hear  About”
Contributed by …

• 1) Republicans are purposely sabotaging our government.
• 2) Republicans want our country to fail.
• 3) Conservatives are always on the wrong side of history.
• 4) Nine of our last ten economic recessions occurred while a Republican was in the White House.
• 5) The Republican party is owned by big oil.
• 6) The truth about Ronald Reagan is very different from the lies Republicans tell about him.
• 7) Tax rates have almost nothing to do with job creation or wages.



Not Yet, Mr. President”   Contributed by …

Coming To America”  Contributed by Neil Diamond  (I’ve always liked his songs, Bob)



DON’T FORGET:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY TO ALL AUGUST CLASSMATES



AUGUST (ROMANCE AWARENESS MONTH) - DATES TO REMEMBER:

1  -  National Raspberry Cream Pie Day.
2  -  National Ice Cream Sandwich Day.
3  -  National Watermelon Day.

4  -  Coast Guard Day.
5  -  Summer Olympics begin in Rio - Work Like a Dog Day.
6  -  National Mustard Day - Wiggle Your Toes Day.
7  -  Friendship Day - International Forgiveness Day - National Lighthouse Day - Sisters Day.


8  -  Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day.
9  -  Book Lover's Day - Chinese Valentine's Day/Daughter's Day.
10  -  Lazy Day - National S'mores Day.
11  -  Presidential Joke Day - Son and Daughter Day.
12  -  Middle Child's Day.

13  -  Left Hander's Day.
14  -  National Creamsicle Day.
15  -  V-J Day - Relaxation Day.
16  -  National Tell a Joke Day.
17  -  National Thriftshop Day.
18  -  Bad Poetry Day.

19  -  Aviation Day.
20  -  National Radio Day - B/P 49th Anniversary.
21  -  National Spumoni Day - Senior Citizen's Day -
Summer Olympics ends in Rio.

22  -  Be an Angel Day - National Tooth Fairy Day.
23  -  Ride the Wind Day.
24  -  Vesuvius Day.
25  -  Kiss and Make Up Day.
26  -  National Dog Day - Women's Equality Day.

27  -  Global Forgiveness Day - Just Because Day.
28  -  Race Your Mouse Day.
29  -  More Herbs, Less Salt Day.
30  -  Frankenstein Day - Toasted Marshmallow Day.

31  -  National Trail Mix Day.

Thank You, I received a lot of relevant material. I hope you, the readers of the K.Y.F...’64 enjoyed looking over the “Political Scene” as much as I did. Let’s see if we will have a “carry over” for the September and October Newsletters...after that, it will be in the hands of #330 million AMERICANS to make their respective decision on who they want as President of the United States of America. God Bless YOU and YOURS and GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

Hooah, Hugs & Take Care, We Will Get Together Again in September,
Bob

 

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