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Sacramento, California, United States
so salty pieces of coral from surfing Hawaii in the 60's and 70's getting reef pounded living in my body fall through my skin from time to time!

sailing to Oahu

Jimi Hendrix was playing on Oahu. I had never sailed. Surfed Mexico, California, Hawaii! Aw, how hard could it be to sail 90-110 miles from Kauai to Oahu? Piece of cake, right? Remember it was the 60's! This is so bad. We thought we were looking at Kaiena Point,Ohau, knowing we weren't going to make the concert! But at least we were in site of Oahu-wrong! Coy, who had never sailed before, me,who had never sailed before, jeff and Abbott etc. We were looking at the sleeping giant on Kauai! We had done three-sixty's in the night! We sailed on the only tri-marran I've ever sailed on ( except later ) in my life, missed the concert! It was at the Waikiki Shell Ampitheater ( Moon eclipsed . We finally made Nawilwili Harbor! The Skipper tried to give us his boat saying, " It's trying to kill me"! We watched him go stark raving mad not even realising that had we got caught in the channel current we were on our way to Japan! Remember it was the 60's and we were going to see Hendrix. I left out some of the good stuff but I will make up for it later!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bullets Don't Hit the Good Guys

       What is close?  Kissing, dancing, hugging, shaving, knifing, horse shoes, hand grenades and atom
bombs!  I can't recall a time since WW II where we as a country haven't been at war?  If we are the good guys than why are so many of my friends dead?  I can't complain, war brought my mom and dad together
in Korea!  They made me there.  I was made in Korea.
        We used to play cops and robbers.  We used to play cowboy and Indians.  Us kids didn't really understand who was the good guy and who was the bad but we did take turns.  This time you are "Big Al"
Capone with his cronies and I am Eliot Ness with my " Untouchables"!  Bang, bang," Got you" we cried!
" No you didn't"! " You missed", answered through the neighborhood, rebounding off garages and walls that
defined out turf!  Our imaginary wars were fought from sunrise to sunset on many battlefields.  Kickball, four-square, football, baseball, track and field, basketball, stick ball, raking leaves, mowing the lawn, paper route, yes and even watering!  Are we still in Korea?
     Viet Nam is once again the Paris of Asia.  Did bullets hit the good guys there or are we immortal as we were when young and playing games with weapons that could only put your eye out?  Does anyone wonder
why anyone goes to war when they are all only financial?  Death is permanent unless you are a real believer.
Bullets don't hit the good guys, do they?  Many of my friends didn't come back from that one.  So bullets do hit the good guys and kill them, permanently!
      I think we should all arm ourselves with paint guns in Afghanistan and Iraq and do what we did as children!  With paint guns and referees you can't yell out,"  You missed", because the judge will see the paint on your uniform and announce to the other players, team mates and enemies alike, that you are officially dead!  So it's like in the olden days when killer soldiers had honor.  You are captured and as long as you promised not to return to this war you are released on your honor not to participate until the next one.
     Those were the days.  Honor. Pride in country and name.  Your flag. 
      My dad taught me how to fight and win.  He also taught me how to hunt and fish.  He taught me how to think.  Do you think it might be time to use our minds and come together with viable solutions?  Or shall we continue to pretend that there is something out there to win.  What?  The death of not only our country and our children but sanity itself?  
      Ignorance is a bullet!  And it is killing the good guys!  There is not one reason that can be or has been
shown that justifies , rationalizes, or makes known any reason to pursue a military presence in Iraq or Afghanistan!  Don't even attempt to lay patriotism at my feet!  Don't try to CYA either.  Suck it up and walk away!  You lose, again!   Why would any country fight an unnecessary war that they started knowing they could not win?  This is criminal!
     We have the technology.  We have the manpower.  For what?  To serve and protect?  Rape and plunder?  Are we Vikings?  I'm asking because my dad asked me to!  35 years in the military and it comes to this?  Poppy fields?  Government smuggling to England, Istanbul, Chicago etc, just like Nam.  Never changes does it?  Guns into what country this time?  Ask Ollie!  I'm old now and a plane crash you will arrange is OK with me you son of a bitches!  I prefer a heroin overdose if you'll give me a choice?  I know it doesn't work that way but I had to try. 
     So who are the good guys, these days?  I'm 62 and well done!  I won't say anything bad about the president--
of Brazil or Argentina.  Do we have one here? Palin, right?
     Shucks, this was one of the best super-bowls ever if the national anthem had have been sung properly!  I didn't care about the ay-eeesooies-aaneoo up and downs but I did care that a professional forgot to put the words where they belong!  It could happen to anybody when 70 million people are hearing you.  Glad it wasn't me.
     By the way-when we decide to shoot guns, I prefer that we shoot an enemy and not civilians.  So let's decide who our enemy is and shoot them.  How much longer are we going to try an shoot an idea?  Are we practicing for what is coming next?  You know, here at home?   Bullets don't hit the good guys!  Or do they? Just shootin the shit!

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