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« #90 : November 15, 2018, 10:25:51 PM »

1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Obama started 7 wars during his 8 years as president. He got a Nobel Peace Prize.

21 - Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

My kids went to a private school and they had the Isaiah passage over the door to the gym. Each time we went into the gym for some school event I mentioned the jet engine line. I was always the only one who laughed.

Isaiah 40:31 They That Wait Upon The Lord, Shall Renew Their Strength, They Shall Mount Up With Wings of Eagles, They Shall Run and Not Be Weary


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« #91 : November 16, 2018, 08:58:40 AM »

There was 4 inches of snow
Crews were out clearing the roads.

One man driving a snow plow noticed a car following him everywhere he went. He stopped to ask why.
A blonde rolled down her window, and explained that her husband told her to always follow a snow plow to insure that the road ahead of her was clear.

The snow plow driver said "That's very good advice. I'm finished with the Wal-Mart parking lot now. Wanna follow me over to Kroger?"

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« #92 : November 16, 2018, 10:00:49 AM »

No matter your religious or military affiliation you gotta love this one!!
 
A U.S. Marine enters the Catholic Church confessional booth in Manitowish Waters, WI.
He says, "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. Last night, I beat the ever living stuffings out of a flag burning, cop hating, anti-Trump protester."
The priest says, "My son, I am here to forgive your sins, not to discuss your community service."
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« #93 : November 16, 2018, 02:10:10 PM »

867% of the posts on this forum are based on opinion.

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
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« #94 : November 17, 2018, 07:06:18 AM »

I saw that posting on the internet about the Marine years ago and when it came again recently on a Friday couldn't resist posting it here.  Two Sons are cops and one a Marine so I hope
 14 % of what I'd like to believe is factual although may not be - is true
Hat off to those brave folks who serve this Country
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« #95 : November 18, 2018, 09:33:57 AM »

Once a Marine, Always a Marine.

USMC 1st Bat 24th FMF  1975
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« #96 : November 18, 2018, 09:35:54 AM »

An 85 year old man had to take a sperm count for his physical exam.
 
The doctor gave the man a jar and said, “take this jar home and bring back a sample tomorrow.”
 
The next day the old man reappeared at the doctor’s office and gave him the jar, which was as clean and empty as on the previous day.
 
The doctor asked what happened and the man explained.
 
“Well doc, it’s like this – first I tried with my right hand but nothing. Then I tried with my left hand, but still nothing. Thin I asked my wife for help. She tried with her right hand, then with her left, still nothing. She tried with her mouth, first with teeth in, then with her teeth out, still nothing. We even called up Arleen, the lady next door and she tried too, first with both hands, then an armpit, and she even tried squeezin’ it between her knees, but still nothing.
The doctor was shocked! “You asked your neighbor?”
 
The old man replied, “Yep, none of us could get the jar open.”
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« #97 : November 30, 2018, 10:59:24 AM »

Three ladies are chipping up to the fourth hole at River Hill Golf
Club when a naked man wearing a
paper bag over his head jumps from the trees and runs across the green.

The three ladies stand in awe at the size of his manhood.

The first lady says, 'He is definitely not my husband.'

The second lady, gazes at his manhood and says, 'He is not mine either.'

After a very considerable inspection, the third lady finally says,
'He's not even a member of this golf club'.
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« #98 : December 03, 2018, 07:03:23 PM »

The room was full of pregnant women with their husbands.
 
The instructor said, "Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial - strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier. Just pace yourself, make plenty of stops and try to stay on soft surfaces, like a grass path."
 
"Gentlemen, remember -- you're in this together. It wouldn't hurt you to go walking with her. In fact, that shared experience would be good for you both."
 
The room suddenly became very quiet as the men absorbed this information. After a few moments a man, name unknown, at the back of the room, slowly raised his hand.
 
"Yes?" said the Instructor.
 
"I was just wondering if it would be all right if she carries a golf bag?"
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« #99 : December 03, 2018, 08:37:05 PM »

Or fishing poles and a bait bucket. Sometimes its a pretty good hike to the river. I guess that's why we have no children.

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« #100 : December 08, 2018, 01:21:15 PM »

Twenty years ago, in Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA's convention.
 
While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the line-up of speakers scheduled to present during the weekend.  One name, in particular, kept resurfacing, always with the same sentiment — “John Scolinos is here? Oh, man, worth every penny of my airfare.”
 
Who is John Scolinos, I wondered.  No matter; I was just happy to be there.
 
In 1996, Coach Scolinos was 78 years old and five years retired from a college coaching career that began in 1948.  He shuffled to the stage to an impressive standing ovation, wearing dark polyester pants, a light blue shirt, and a string around his neck from which home plate hung — a full-sized, stark-white home plate.
 
Seriously, I wondered, who is this guy?
 
After speaking for twenty-five minutes, not once mentioning the prop hanging around his neck, Coach Scolinos appeared to notice the snickering among some of the coaches.  Even those who knew Coach Scolinos had to wonder exactly where he was going with this, or if he had simply forgotten about home plate since he’d gotten on stage.
 
Then, finally ...“You’re probably all wondering why I’m wearing home plate around my neck,” he said, his voice growing irascible.
 
I laughed along with the others, acknowledging the possibility.
 
“I may be old, but I’m not crazy.  The reason I stand before you today is to share with you baseball people what I’ve learned in my life, what I’ve learned about home plate in my 78 years.”
 
Several hands went up when Scolinos asked how many Little League coaches were in the room.
 
“Do you know how wide home plate is in Little League?”
 
After a pause, someone offered, “Seventeen inches?”, more of a question than answer.
 
“That’s right,” he said  “How about in Babe Ruth’s day?  Any Babe Ruth coaches in the house?” Another long pause.
 
“Seventeen inches?” a guess from another reluctant coach.
 
“That’s right,” said Scolinos.  “Now, how many high school coaches do we have in the room?”
 
Hundreds of hands shot up, as the pattern began to appear.  “How wide is home plate in high school baseball?”
 
“Seventeen inches,” they said, sounding more confident.
 
“You’re right!” Scolinos barked.  “And you college coaches, how wide is home plate in college?”
 
“Seventeen inches!” we said, in unison.
 
“Any Minor League coaches here?  How wide is home plate in pro ball?”............“Seventeen inches!”
 
“RIGHT!  And in the Major Leagues, how wide home plate is in the Major Leagues?
 
“Seventeen inches!”
 
“SEV-EN-TEEN INCHES!” he confirmed, his voice bellowing off the walls.  “And what do they do with a Big League pitcher who can’t throw the ball over seventeen inches?”  Pause.  “They send him to Pocatello !” he hollered, drawing raucous laughter.  “What they don’t do is this: they don’t say, ‘Ah, that’s okay, Jimmy.  If you can’t hit a seventeen-inch target?  We’ll make it eighteen inches or nineteen inches.  We’ll make it twenty inches so you have a better chance of hitting it.  If you can’t hit that, let us know so we can make it wider still, say twenty-five inches.'”
 
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« #101 : December 08, 2018, 01:23:52 PM »

Pause.  “Coaches... what do we do when your best player shows up late to practice? or when our team rules forbid facial hair and a guy shows up unshaven?  What if he gets caught drinking?  Do we hold him accountable?  Or do we change the rules to fit him?  Do we widen home plate?"
 
The chuckles gradually faded as four thousand coaches grew quiet, the fog lifting as the old coach’s message began to unfold.
 
He turned the plate toward himself and, using a Sharpie, began to draw something.
 
When he turned it toward the crowd, point up, a house was revealed, complete with a freshly drawn door and two windows.
 
“This is the problem in our homes today.  With our marriages, with the way we parent our kids.  With our discipline.
 
We don’t teach accountability to our kids, and there is no consequence for failing to meet standards.  We just widen the plate!”
 
Pause.
 
Then, to the point at the top of the house he added a small American flag.
 
“This is the problem in our schools today.  The   quality of our education is going downhill fast and teachers have been stripped of the tools they need to be successful, and to educate and discipline our young people.  We are allowing others to widen home plate!  Where is that getting us?”
 
Silence.
 
He replaced the flag with a Cross.  “And this is the problem in the Church, where powerful people in positions of authority have taken advantage of young children, only to have such an atrocity swept under the rug for years.  Our church leaders are widening home plate for themselves!  And we allow it.”
 
“And the same is true with our government.  Our so called representatives make rules for us that don’t apply to themselves. They take bribes from lobbyists and foreign countries.  They no longer serve us.  And we allow them to widen home plate! We see our country falling into a dark abyss while we just watch.”
 
I was amazed.  At a baseball convention where I expected to learn something about curve balls and bunting and how to run better practices, I had learned something far more valuable.
 
From an old man with home plate strung around his neck, I had learned something about life, about myself, about my own weaknesses and about my   responsibilities as a leader.  I had to hold myself and others accountable to that which I knew to be right, lest our families, our faith, and our society continue down an undesirable path.
 
“If I am lucky,” Coach Scolinos concluded, “you will remember one thing from this old coach today.  It is this: "If we fail to hold ourselves to a higher standard, a standard of what we know to be right; if we fail to hold our spouses and our children to the same standards, if we are unwilling or unable to provide a consequence when   they do not meet the standard; and if our schools & churches & our government fail to hold themselves accountable to those they serve, there is but one thing to look forward to ...”
 
With that, he held home plate in front of his chest, turned it around, and revealed its dark black backside, “...We have dark days ahead!.”
 
Note: Coach Scolinos died in 2009 at the age of 91, but not before touching the lives of hundreds of players and coaches,including mine.
 
Meeting him at my first ABCA convention kept me returning year after year, looking for similar wisdom and inspiration from other coaches.
 
He is the best clinic speaker the ABCA has ever known because he was so much more than a baseball coach.
 
His message was clear: “Coaches, keep your players—no matter how good they are—your own children, your churches, your government, and most of all, keep yourself at seventeen inches."
 
And this my friends is what our country has become and what is wrong with it today, and now go out there and fix it!
 
"Don't widen the plate."
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« #102 : December 10, 2018, 10:28:50 AM »

But if you do not widen home plate you might hurt the child's feelings. Shouldn't we just eliminate home plate all together so we have no limitations or restrictions that could result in someone not being able to play? PARTICIPATION TROPHIES FOR ALL!

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« #103 : December 10, 2018, 12:58:38 PM »

Major League Baseball took care of the problem many years ago.

Instead of widening the plate, they just narrowed the strike zone. Now, you have 9 happy batters, and a pitcher who will make 15 million a year if he can just keep his ERA under 4.50.

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