The Chicken and the Horse

One day the chicken & horse were playing, when the horse fell into a bog and
began to sink. Scared for his life, the horse whinnied for the chicken to go get the farmer for help!

Off the chicken ran, back to the farm.

Arriving at the farm, the chicken searched and searched for the farmer, but to no avail, for the farmer had gone to town with the only tractor.

Running around, the chicken spied the farmer’s new Harley and, finding the keys in the ignition, the chicken sped off with a length of rope, hoping there was still time to save the horse’s life.

Back at the bog, the horse was surprised but happy to see the chicken arrive on the shiny Harley, and he managed to get hold of the loop of rope the chicken  tossed to him.

After tying the other end to the rear bumper of the farmer’s motorcycle, the chicken then drove slowly forward and, with the aid of the powerful bike, rescued the horse!

Happy and proud, the chicken rode the Harley back to the farmhouse, and the farmer was none the wiser when he returned.

The friendship between the two animals was cemented: Best buddies, best pals.

A few weeks later, the chicken fell into a mud pit, and as  the chicken began to sink, the horse heard the cry, ‘Save me!’

The horse thought a moment, walked over, and straddled the large puddle.

Looking underneath, he told the chicken to grab his hangy-down thing and he would then lift the chicken out of the pit.

The chicken got a good grip, and the horse pulled up and out, saving the chicken’s life.

The moral of the story?

(Yep. You betcha. There is a moral!)

‘When you’re hung like a horse, you don’t need a  Harley to pick up chicks.’

ANALYSIS: Life under Erdogan, the man groomed for EU entry because of his ‘improved democracy and liberty record’

The Slog.


Tell that to Eren Erdem MP

I doubt very much if many of you have been following the ordeal of reforming (ie honourable) Turkish MP Eren Erdem. He is a member of the Opposition RPP in the Turkey’s Parliament who eight days ago stood up in that body and asked for a prosecutor’s enquiry into cast-iron evidence that the Erdogan government had been for some time passing Sarin gas to ISIL in Syria for use in false flag operations (approved by the US and possibly also the UK) accusing Basshar Assad of using chemical weapons on his own people.

The Slog has long alleged this to be the case. I was delighted when, immediately afterwards, those fingered by Erdem were arrested and charged by the public prosecutor.

Three days later, the accused were all released – and the prosecutor fired. The man in the dock is now hero Eren Erdem…

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Weekend long read

BBC Watch

This week’s long read focuses on recent Middle East related stories which did not appear on BBC channels.Weekend Read

Having ignored recent reports of a visit by the head of ISIS’ Sinai branch to the Gaza Strip, the BBC also refrained from covering reports concerning financial transactions between it and Hamas. Alex Fishman at Ynet reports:

“Hamas’ military wing in the Gaza Strip has been transferring tens of thousands of dollars a month to the Islamic State group’s Sinai branch over the past year, via one of its emissaries. […]

Hamas is paying the Islamic State militants in Egypt to secure weapons shipments being smuggled through the Sinai to Gaza.

The shipments primarily consist of explosive propellant material that Hamas needs in order to make rockets. As such the money is going towards smuggling both military equipment and material needed to build Hamas’ military infrastructure.”

At the Washington Institute, Ehud Ya’ari

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Final Words

You had me worried then, dear



as I cross over the threshold of eternity . . .

I will savor the majestic beauty I’ve seen  . . .
on the mornings, I rose from nights of slumber  . . .

And gave  grateful blessings  . . .
I will bury the lies that came to tempt me  . . .
my laughter will quake jovially  . . .

because on this day  . . .

I lived my days as l lived  . . .

no tears of pain will I cry  . . .

there will be no regrets to eulogize  . . .

no promises made to be broken  . . .

no dreams to chase that won’t be found  . . .

no passionate love is lost, for it lives on  . . .

no more breaths, I’ve taken my last   . . .
and exhaled  my spirit into the atmosphere  . …

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1944 to 2014 (with a click and a drag)

Now this is an incredible use of technology—like traveling back in time!

Left click and hold on each photo, and then drag your mouse gently from left to right on the original photograph and will be become a photo of the exact same location and view today – drag it back to the left and you are back in 1944!

Scroll down for more of the same. Just fascinating!

 This is amazing to watch !!!!



FRIDAY FOTO: Boobs and Betty Bombers



On Saturday, October 17, I participated in a walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society as a member of the BETTY BOMBERS team from the USS Lexington on the Bay Museum  where my daughter works.  Husband trailed along to take these photos.  My daughter and I walked in honor and in memory of my niece, CHERYL LYLES SMITH, who died in 2012 of cancer.  There were 16,000 walkers who raised $460,000; the BETTY BOMBERS raised $5,374.  Below are photos that Husband took  on a gloriously beautiful South Texas day. 

2015 10 17 Making Strides (108)

 2015 10 17 Making Strides (22)Some of the Betty Bombers getting ready to walk.

2015 10 17 Making Strides (1)Young walkers arriving.

2015 10 17 Making Strides (2)Pink Men from Radiology Associates, a sponsor.

2015 10 17 Making Strides (7)Walkers checking out the booths before the start.

2015 10 17 Making Strides (12)Harbor Bridge and floral sculpture

2015 10 17 Making Strides (13)The Water Garden was turned pink.

2015 10 17 Making Strides (17)Crone and Daughter

2015 10 17 Making Strides (24)Source of the “pink” fountain with the original part of the…

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