I want everyone who posts a “thank you, Veterans” message today to consider this: many of us enlisted because we had no other way to afford college. I wasn’t patriotic. I did it to get money for college. I still don’t believe in blind loyalty to a government. I do believe in protecting and serving my fellow human being, regardless of nationality. Patriotism can be dangerous. The majority of enlisted men and women come from the less advantaged communities in our country. Which isn’t much different from the armies of poor raised hundreds of years ago to defend monarchies. I guess my point is this: today, think about why we need armies, and try to think of things you can do, personally, to help our world move towards a way of cohabitation that no longer requires armies. ❤️
Just about perfect
Pros: Quality materials, Straps And Tabs, Well Made
Cons: 3rd Strap Too Short
Was this a gift?: No
I am impressed by the workmanship and materials of this cover. The included straps and attachment tabs are great!
I have 08 Arctic Cat 700 TRV with windshield so the strap for front to back attachment is about a foot too short. Going to have to fabricate one myself.
Alan Watts once commented that “It is not possible to see the sky just by painting your window blue”. It is a quote that has stuck with me ever since I read it many years ago.
And it occurs to me that the blue paint masquerading as the sky is every single philosophy out there. Every doctrine, every religion, every single explanation that tries to satisfy that deep longing we have to understand the Mystery.
The blue paint is belief. The blue paint is faith. The blue paint, as pretty as it may be, is not the sky itself. And no matter how convincing or even intoxicating that picture on the glass of the window in your room may be – it’s not the real thing.
To apply the blue paint is conditioning. To remove the blue paint is inquiry. To gaze out at the sky directly is enlightenment.
14 Republicans voted for a clean CR. Too bad they’re so few.
Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA)
Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA)
Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ)
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA)
Rep. Peter King (R-NY)
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA)
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA)
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY)
Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN)
Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA)
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA)
Winston Churchill loved them.
1. Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.
2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on my list.
3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
4. If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.
5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
6. War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
9. I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
10. In filling out an application, where it says, ‘In case of emergency, Notify:’ I put ‘DOCTOR’.
11. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
12. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
13. I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure..
14. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
15. You’re never too old to learn something stupid.
16. I’m supposed to respect my elders, but it’s getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
And my favorite: In God we trust.
Once upon a time in a village, a man announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10. The villagers, seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest and started catching them.
The man bought thousands at $10 and as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort.
He further announced that he would now buy at $20. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again.
Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer rate increased to $25 and the supply of monkeys became so little that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch it!
The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50!
However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy on behalf of him.
In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers, “Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them to you at $35 and when the man returns from the city, you can sell it to him for $50.”
The villagers squeezed up with all their savings and bought all the monkeys.
Then they never saw the man nor his assistant, only monkeys everywhere!
Welcome to ‘Goldman Sachs’!
Even when the Statue of Liberty was dedicated, there was a feeling that America was not truly “free” and that feeling is even more prevalent today after the VRA was struck down by the Supreme Court. After the Statue’s dedication, an African-American newspaper wrote,
“Liberty enlightening the world,” indeed! The expression makes us sick. This government is a howling farce. It can not or rather does not protect its citizens within its own borders. Shove the Bartholdi statue, torch and all, into the ocean until the “liberty” of this country is such as to make it possible for an inoffensive and industrious colored man to earn a respectable living for himself and family, without being ku-kluxed, perhaps murdered, his daughter and wife outraged, and his property destroyed. The idea of the “liberty” of this country “enlightening the world,” or even Patagonia, is ridiculous in the extreme.”
 “Postponing Bartholdi’s statue until there is liberty for colored as well”. The Cleveland Gazette (Cleveland, Ohio). 1886-11-27. p. 2.
Today, let us bear witness in our hearts to the 19 who selflessly gave their all. Their God knows who and what they were. As each of us takes this time, two minutes and maybe more, to remember their families and loved ones, whose problems are so much bigger and whose pain is so much deeper than our own, we are freed from our everyday attachment to outcomes unimportant in comparison.
I’ll be all around in the dark – I’ll be everywhere. Wherever you can look – wherever there’s a fight, so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever there’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there. I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad. I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry and they know supper’s ready, and when the people are eatin’ the stuff they raise and livin’ in the houses they build – I’ll be there, too.