Posts Tagged 'George Washington'

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/26/21

The Role of Rum in the Revolution and George Washington

Do not conceive that fine clothes make fine men, any more than fine feathers make fine birds.”  —   George Washington

(I can dig it!  But what I don’t like are these people that they trot out as “experts” who dress like friggin’ slobs, with a four day growth of stubble, and greasy hair . . . all akimbo!  Can’t they at least try to look respectable?  This is taking ol’ George’s words to the extreme!  C’mon, “experts”!  Your parents are watching!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Dog Abuse in Virginia!

Do you guys think dogs should be left chained up outside, in ALL kinds of extreme weather, day and night?  Well, the House Agriculture Subcommittee in Virginia thinks it’s just fine!  They refuse to vote on a bill (SB872) that would prevent this type of abuse.  Allegedly, “they’re in bed with the hunting lobby and the dog breeders; they are corrupt; their votes have been purchased.”

If you’ve got the time, and the inclination, give these guys a call, and give them a piece of your mind.  (Or, write them an email.)

Knight, Barry D. (Chair)
(804) 698-1081

Poindexter, Charles D.
(804) 698-1009

Orrock, Robert D., Sr.
(804) 698-1054

Morefield, James W.
(804) 698-1003

Bloxom, Robert S., Jr.
(804) 698-1000

Their email addresses can be found here:

Thank you for your kind indulgence!   —   YUR



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/23/16

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.”   —   George Washington

(A message for today’s Presidential candidates???  Well, not Bernie Sanders, of course.  His entire candidacy is based on conscience.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/26/16

English: "General George Washington at Tr...

English: “General George Washington at Trenton,” oil on canvas, by the American artist John Trumbull. 92 1/2 in. x 63 in. Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Gift of the Society of Cincinnati in Connecticut. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones.”   —   George Washington

(And, old George was a very good judge of men!  That’s a very necessary trait of a great leader.  I think this quote may have inspired the title of that great move:  A Few Good Men!  This is the second George Washington quote in a little over a week.  Maybe he’s trying to catch up with Abe and Thomas?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/18/16

English: The equestrian sculpture of George Wa...

English: The equestrian sculpture of George Washington at the center of Washington Circle, a traffic circle and public park, located on the boundary of the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is much easier at all times to prevent an evil than to rectify mistakes.”   —   George Washington

(Gee.  I sure wish someone had thought of this before invading Iraq!  But then again, the presidential similarities definitely begin and end with the first name.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

President’s Day Cryptoquote Spoiler – 2014

1795 - 1823

1795 – 1823 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have grown not only gray, but almost blind in the service of my country.”   —   George Washington

(Go ahead, George.  You earned the right.  Just saw The Monuments Men, with the missus!  Not a masterpiece, but still very entertaining.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/25/13


1795 - 1823

1795 – 1823 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.”   —   George Washington

(Sage advice, from the Father of Our Country.  That is, of course, if you are a citizen of the United States.  I think a lot of us are probably a little too intimate with too many.  It all has to do with being liked.  Why that is so important, I don’t know.  All I know is that I am a victim of that mentality myself.   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/27/12


1795 - 1823

1795 – 1823 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When a man does all he can though it succeeds not, we’ll blame not him that did it.”   —   George Washington

(A little confusing, for yer old uncle!  The guy who tried, but failed?  Or, is he talking about the guy who tried, blaming the guy who succeeded, for his not succeeding?  You’d think it would be the former, and not the later, but it would be much clearer if old George didn’t talk like freaking Yoda!  Be well and do good, friends.  Enjoy your Memorial Day!  Take in a parade, or visit a veterans cemetery.)   —   YUR


Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/08/11

Mount Vernon from the north. Hercules was one ...

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I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there is something charming in the sound.”   —   George Washington

(Great, George.  Way to *romanticize* war.  Of course, back in those days, the velocity, range and accuracy of muskets and pistols was pretty primitive, but they still could, and did, kill.  I wonder if Francis Ford Coppola and John Milius had this in mind when, writing Apocalypse Now, they came up with the now famous lines:  “I love the smell of napalm in the morning. yada, yada,yada The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill.  Smelled like . . . victory.”  There are just SO many other charming sounds in this world, George.

Happy Mother’s Day!  Be good to, and give praise to all the wonderful motherly women in your lives.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/21/11

Listen to your father

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations.  Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”   — George Washington

(Boy, has this country strayed since its “Father” wrote/spoke these words, at his Farewell Address!  The U.S. is still a great nation.  We’re just not what we profess to be, nor are we what our founding fathers envisioned.  The frustrating thing is . . . we still could be.  We’d have to overthrow the Corporatocracy that has hijacked our government and kidnapped our national spirit, but the possibility does exist.  Far too many of us suffer from a kind of “Stockholm Syndrome“, where we relate and even revere our corporate captors.  It’s a kind of co-dependency.  Those of us who do see what has happened, and what continues to go on, need to approach this situation as a relative, or other loved one, would of an alcoholic or other addict.  Because we do care we cannot just ignore it, and pretend that it will go away on its own.  We need to orchestrate a national intervention.  If we don’t, then these unfortunate addicts are just going to drag us all down with them.  Oh, yeah.  Happy President’s Day.) —   YUR

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