Friday, August 14, 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Wait till "Crazy Joe" gets a hold of "dat az"!

 Maahh68's tweet - "Good morning beautiful 🇺🇸Patriots🇺🇸! 🔥86 ...


 Another hawt and steamy day here today.

  • Today
    Sunny to partly cloudy. High 96F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
  • Tonight
    A few clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 72F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
    It drains the life out of you.

Monday, August 10, 2020

On this date in history one of the greatest documentaries (LOL) ever made debuted in theaters across the country, "Red Dawn". It is hard to believe it was 36 years ago.

A post from 2019 (tongue in cheek)

Lt. Col. Andrew Tanner USAF

Tanner was a downed fighter pilot (Ace) who became a resistance fighter after he was shot down in October of 1984 shortly after the Russian invasion of the Midwestern United States. Col. Tanner was KIA February 1985 and posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor after sacrificing himself during the great Sangre de Cristo Tank Battle allowing his compatriots to safely retreat.  Prior to his demise Col. Tanner was invaluable in his role as a guerrilla fighter inflicting heavy casualties upon the enemy and destroying numerous vehicles, aircraft and other war materiel helping to defeat Soviet forces in the Southern Rocky Mountain area of operations.


The movie Red Dawn was released in theaters across America. I saw it in Decatur, Alabama and it was the only movie I had ever been to where the audience actually stood and applauded (it went on for at least a couple of minutes as the credits ran on the screen). I suppose the plot of Red Dawn might be difficult to explain to younger generations who had not grown up in the shadow of the Cold War with Russia as America's primary enemy, the direct threat of Communism from commie-bloc countires, duck and cover drills at school, etc. However, much of the film was very plausible for the time it was made. The movie had horrible reviews from critics, but was fairly successful at the box office and is cult classic now in "re-run land". Starring in the film was Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, etc. Other memorable characters fore me were Powers Boothe  playing the part of Air Force Lt. Col Andrew Tanner and Ben Johnson as Mr. Mason. As a note of smaller significance, the movie was the first to be rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America. If anyone has not seen it, it it is well worth watching. 

H/T to Alan in Tuscaloosa for reminding me!