I’ve Started Smoking Lucky Strikes to Lose Weight!

I want to lose 10 pounds. Looking over advertising posters from the 1920s and 1930s, it seems the best way to accomplish this is to take up smoking Lucky Strike cigarettes. I don’t know why physicians no longer give this sound advice.

 

 

being chased by a fat man then light a Lucky Strike

What if a fat man starts chasing you? Fortunately, if you smoke Lucky Strikes, you will be slim and trim and can out run him unless you are wheezing too much from smoking.

 

That's some double chin. Start smoking more and you'll die of a heart attack before you get that fat.http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2010/11/27/vintage-cigarette-ads-reach-for-a-lucky-instead-of-a-sweet/

OMG! Look at that double-chin. I need to take up smoking Lucky’s right way. 

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Naturally, I wouldn’t want to ignore the advice of the medical establishment. So I was pleased to note exactly 20,679 physicians recommend Lucky Strikes!!!!

 

 

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Slate: Two Marines are under investigation for posting an anti-gay threat on Facebook.  

It’s easy to be a threatening macho man when you are holding an M4 assault rifle. But what is this jarhead trying to prove? That he isn’t gay?

Just a reminder you homophobic devil dog, we taxpayers who are gay provide a portion of your pay and benefits. 

from Slate.com

Source: Two Marines are under investigation for posting an anti-gay threat on Facebook.

 

Comments Charles McCain:  “The US Marines are better than this and it pains me that two jarheads would be so stupid as to post this wildly insulting and belittling and threatening photo. Fortunately the US Marine Corps is investigating this damaging and vituperative post.

I hope these two fools are thrown out of the Corps. I wonder what this dimwit is trying to prove? That he is a macho man? It’s easy to be macho with an M-4 rifle in your hands.

Presumably he meant this to be a joke about the murder of 49 human beings, most gay, in Orlando on 11 June 2016. Sadly, straight men secure in their sexuality don’t feel the need to belittle gay guys. I wonder if this twerp has been going down on other Marines and wants to prove he is straight?

I have great respect and admiration for almost all of the men and women in the US Marine Corps as well as for the record of valor shown by the Marines throughout our history as a nation.  I think most Americans do.

While I think the Iraq War was a tragic and unnecessary use of the American military by George Bush, the Marines followed orders and their dedication and bravery in both Iraq and Afghanistan have already become legend.

No one in the Marine Corps needs to prove they are tough guys. We all know that. I’ve known some gay Marines who were just as tough as any straight Marines.

What also burns me is the vast majority of straight and gay US taxpayers dutifully pay our taxes to the US Government and a large portion of our tax money is appropriated to pay the costs of the American military including the US Marine Corps. Hopefully, the command echelon of the Marine Corps, which is commendably conducting an investigation into this, will remind Marines that they are being supported by the taxpayers of the USA including gay taxpayers.

Yes, we gay people are paying our share of US Federal taxes to fund the monthly pay and benefits of each US Marine.

 

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German Battleship Tirpitz “the Queen of the North”

 

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German Navy (Kriegsmarine) battleship Tirpitz anchored in far northern Norwegian fjord. The floats mark the anti-torpedo netting which surrounded the ship.

Known as the “Queen of the North,” the mere fact that the Tirpitz could come out of her lair and attack Allied convoys to Russia was a constant drain on Royal Navy ships until RAF Bomber Command was finally able to sink the ship after repeated attempts. On 12 November 1944, British strategic bombers struck the battleship twice with 12,000-pound bombs. She rolled over and sank.

The “Queen of the North” was a sister ship to the Bismarck. Ironically, as much fear and difficulty she caused, the ship only fired her main battery in anger once.

 

(German Battleship, 1941-1944) Camouflaged at her moorings in the Flehke Fjord, Norway, during World War II. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

(German Battleship, 1941-1944) Camouflaged at her moorings in the Flehke Fjord, Norway, during World War II. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

 

German Battleship, KMS Tirpitz 1941-1944), photographed in Norwegian waters in 1942-44. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

German Battleship, KMS Tirpitz 1941-1944), photographed in Norwegian waters in 1942-44. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

 

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It tolls for thee

In memoriam to my gay brothers murdered in Orlando, FL

11 June 2016

Requiescat in pace

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main….

Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

For Whom the Bell Tolls by John Donne, 1624.

 

 

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