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Editorial Terrorist Target Child–Death To The Taliban !

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Taliban Targets 14-year old school girl for Death

Editorial

 

DEATH

TO THE TALIBAN !

 

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

There are no words,in any language,in any culture on planet Earth that can explain and justify the terrorists’ insanity of the Taliban in trying to “KILL”, Yousufzai, a 14-year old Pakistani school girl on Tuesday.

 

The time has come for the Nations Of The World to quit “playing footsie under the table” with global terrorists.

 

The Taliban, a global gang of bullies and thugs, hiding behind the customs of religion, issued a “KILL” order on a child.

 

No amount of Western, Eastern or Middle Eastern psychology or politics can ever justify such an insane order.

 

The Reuters story points out that the little girl had “spoke out for” “Western style girls’ education.”

 

Kids always speak out for things they want because that is part of growing up.

 

Kids Now Targets Of Assassination

 

Parents and grandparents of the world, now, you have to worry that someone, who overhears your child may “target” them “for assassination.”

 

No child anywhere in the world is safe today or tonight.

 

Question: If the Taliban is insane enough to target a 14-year-old girl in Pakistan; what would keep them or Al Queada from targeting a 13-year old boy in Baghdad, a 12 year-old girl in Kiev, an 11-year-old boy in Beijing, a 10-year-old girl in Hanoi, a 9-year-old boy in Bangkok, an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta, Georgia or a 7-year-old boy in Damascus ?

 

Answer: Nothing.

 

Declaration Of War On Children

 

Parents and grandparents, the Taliban’s actions on Tuesday, “Declared War On The Children Of The World.”

 

The Taliban and their Al Queada terrorists colleagues have just announced to the world that “Children are now recognized Global Combatants.”

 

When a rink,dink, wink,dink terrorists’ organization starts targeting children; it is time for the Nations Of The World to quit brushing off the Taliban and Al Qaeda as annoying dandruff flakes of sadistic, psychotic, nut job thugs and bullies and start aggressively going after the terrorists, whenever they slither out of their holes.

 

Time To Target Terrorist

 

From the United Nations to the individual nations of the world, the time has finally come to “pull out all the stops” on the terrorists of the world.

 

Look and see these terrorists’ monsters for what they are. They are not criminals. They are not humans. They are monsters. Monsters have no civil rights, no human rights.

 

The reported Taliban thug, Maulana Fazlullah, gave the order to two killers.

Global Law Enforcement should stand ready to bring these three to justice the instant that they slither out of their holes.

No Place On Earth To Hide

There should be, “No Place On Planet Earth Where Any Of These Three Kill Crazy Monsters can eat or sleep that they do not have to Fear someone will aid an Angel Of Death or a police officer.

Mankind’s Justice

Traditional Mankind’s Global Justice demands that these three killers be brought in to be held accountable.

Old Testament Justice

God’s Old Testament Justice would deliver a Number 12 Lightening Bolt to incinerate the Taliban terrorist responsible. And, in the Old Testament days, the terrorists families would also be wiped off the face of the earth.

Real World Justice ?

In Pakistan,it would be understandable if the citizens were still “insane with grief, anger and vengeance.” In the old black and white Frankenstein movies, angry villagers picked up their hoes, mattocks, picks, shovels, pitchforks, and went charging up to the castle.

Vigilante Justice is always “officially” rejected by the world’s global legal systems.

Three dead Taliban terrorists lying out in the road in Pakistan doesn’t sound like one of those investigations that would have the global community interested, Unless, of course, to know that the the three dead Taliban terrorist scumbags dead in the street were responsible for the act on Malala.

Hijack A School Bus

However, when the two terrorists thugs got on the school bus – their actions were criminal.

The instant the terrorists’ gun man squeezed the trigger at a 14-year old child, the two terrorists and the thug, who gave the order, lost all their “human” rights.

Only a beast would kill a child. And, the beast, like a lion, would only “Kill” to protect it’s hunting ground, cubs, or for food.

The Mayhem Of Monsters

What stepped off the school bus was not terrorists, criminals or humans; what stepped off the school bus was monsters that need to be hunted down and. . .dealt with. . .legally, or at least, definitely.

When the gunmen opened fire, according to the Reuters story, two other girls were hit. One remains unconscious and in critical condition – Taliban “collateral damage.”

Permission To Kill

These insane thugs went so far as to “get permission to ‘kill women.’” They didn’t want to violate tribal code.

Is the World’s Children’s Rights and World’s Women’s Rights Groups in on this issue, yet ?

Women And Children Now Enemy Combatants

No woman is safe. No child is safe.

No woman or child is now safe anywhere in the world because the Taliban and their Al Qaeda buddies have decided “everyone on the planet is now an enemy combatant in their never-ending campaign of destruction.

The Threat Of A 14-Year Old Girl ?

Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year old Pakistani school girl clings to life in an Army hospital.

 

A 14-year old girl, who should be worrying about what to watch on TV lies at Death’s door.

 

A 14-year old girl, who should be listening to music, fights for her life.

 

A 14-year old girl, who should be laughing with her friends and making plans for a great life in the future – may not even have a future.

 

Scumbag, low-life, sadistic, psychotic, Taliban terrorists thugs, who only know how to kill and destroy, shot not only one 14-year old girl, but, three children overall.

 

Who Does The Taliban “Kill” Next ?

 

While Malala clings to Life, of course, the Taliban, Al Qaeda and the other terrorists slither around spreading their venom and waiting for the next opportunity to “Kill” someone.

 

The Nations Of The World let their leaders lodge “Official Protests” in the media and it seems instead – of one child’s life becoming a rallying cry for the Nations Of The World to go after terrorist, she is just “one more victim statistic of collateral damage in the on again, of again, so-called war on global terrorism.

 

Every Nation Of The World should look at this event and see it for what it is.

 

No Rules”

 

A global terrorist’s organization has finally made it known that there are “No Rules.”

 

Judas Unleashed !

 

No child is safe. No woman is safe.

 

If a terrorist is willing to kill a child and a woman; what is the guarantee that the killer will not decide to “kill” a friend or family member.

 

When the Taliban decided to kill a child and a woman – they admitted – they hold noting holy. The terrorists who would kill a child or a woman is the terrorist, who would turn on family and friends.

 

Judas has returned !

 

Judas has been unleashed !

 

Betrayal by the Taliban is now obvious. No longer can the Taliban hide behind religious custom because they set aside the tribal code that forbid the killing of women.

 

Terrorists Are NEVER Military !

 

The Taliban and Al Qaeda and the other nut-job global terrorists may play at being military, but, No Professional Global Trained Military Unit would ever carry out a “Kill” Order on a child.

 

No legitimate military commander on planet Earth would ever accept or pass along a “Kill Order on a child.

 

If someone threw down a manila folder on a desk with documentation that proved the 14-year old was a Prophet From Paradise Or Heaven, no military man or woman would carry out the order because the “World’s Legitimate Military Units And Services Do Not Carry Out Kill Orders On Child.”

 

Even if the documentation in the folder proved that the 14-year old child had video, DVDs, photographs, fingerprints and tons of evidence that the child was indeed, “The Anti-Christ.” None of the “World’s Legitimate Military Units And Services Would Carry Out The Kill Order On A Child.”

 

Taliban Thugs In Costumes

 

Dumb bullies and thugs playing at the military and wearing Halloween costumes apparently have No Problem with the Murder or Attempted Murder Of Children. But, these so-called “people” are really just monsters, who sole mission in Life is to destroy.

 

Until the Nations OF The World finally realize that terrorists don’t care who they kill, how often they kill or how many people get killed as collateral damage, then, the global body count will continue to rise.

 

Stock Up On Body Bags !

 

If all the Nations Of The World are going to restrain their actions to “Official Protests” and arrests when they get around to it, then, The Nations Of The World had better keep stocking up on “Body Bags” and offer government subsidies and other kickbacks to funeral homes to allow them to buy and stock

Caskets And Coffins.”

 

As long as the Taliban, Al Qaeda and all the rest of the global terrorists organizations, “feed and breed” they will continue to spread their “deadly venom” around the world.

 

Tuesday’s Child Assassination Attempt was not about religion or cultures.

 

Terrorists Declare War On The World

 

Tuesday’s Child Assassination Attempt proved the sicko-sadistic, psychotic, perverts “Declared War On The World” and made it known there are “No Rules.”

 

Children And Women Are Now Enemy Combatants Of Global Terrorists.”

 

Who Do I Want To Kill Today ?”

 

If the Nations Of The World continue to sit back and allow the global terrorists to do their random “Who Do I Want To Kill Today ?”

 

No place on the planet will be safe.

 

The Reuters story points out that the killers decided to strike near a military checkpoint to prove they could strike anywhere. The arrogance of the terrorists prove they have nothing to Fear from the authorities.

 

Give The Terrorists “Fear”

 

While the Nations Of The World continue “to ponder” what to do about terrorists. Local citizens in Pakistan, might want to wonder if they will be getting a visit from the “killers.”

 

You have two people, who tried to kill a child in the local school, then, what is to keep the killers from killing other people in the community.

 

The shooting happened on Tuesday. I read the story Friday afternoon. I write this editorial Friday night.

 

In a perfect world, this insane attempted execution would never happen.

 

In a just world, the killers would be in custody and awaiting trail.

 

This world is neither perfect or just. The monsters “got their guns off.”

 

The Nations Of The World seem content to allow the Taliban, Al Qaeda and the other global terrorists, to keep “getting their guns off,” and “blowing up people and property.”

 

Ozarks Terrorist’s Wisdom

Kill The Snakes !

 

In the Ozarks, if you decide to kill a nest of copperheads; you do not allow any to slither away. If rattle snakes slither nearby, then, you do what has to be done.

 

There are more than 200 species of snakes in the Show Me State of Missouri. With all due respect to the lawmakers of the Missouri General Assembly, the “stupid law” about not killing snakes is – “well. . .stupid.”

 

Farmers in Missouri, who stroll through their pasture and notice a rattle snake or a copperhead slithering through the field will think about the shotgun they are carrying and not what some politician in his air-conditioned and heated office in Jeff City “wrote about a reptile” that can injure the farmer, his or her family and the livestock.

 

Thus, the Nations Of The World are long overdue for Ozarks wisdom on dealing with snakes and terrorist. Ozarks farmers kill poisonous snakes. Ozarks wildlife and conservationists, no doubt, will continue to do “the lawyer thing” and take the snakes into custody.

 

Ozarks farmers have common sense – they kill snakes. Ozarks farmers don’t “catch and release” because that only means in a couple of weeks the snake will slither back.

 

Ozarks farmers know, The Only Good Snake Is A Dead Snake.”

 

Nations Of The World need to realize:

 

The Only Good Terrorist Is A Dead Terrorist.”

 

Global Law Changes Needed

 

The Laws Of The Nations Of The World need to change to recognize “A Global Terrorist As An Enemy Of Humanity.”

 

Therefore, he or she is no longer entitled to any human rights of any kind. A man or woman who would kill a child for expressing an idea is not a human, but a creature that needs to be placed into immediate custody and dealt with by the most efficient and effective means possible. Monsters are suppose to be fictional creatures, not out walking the streets of humanity.

 

The 1970s Terrorist’s Teachings

 

Global terrorism like poisonous snakes has always been around. Killing poisonous snakes keeps their numbers down and limits the threat. Terrorists rely on Fear and legal systems to make sure they are safe and able to slither back into the sunlight.

 

Terrorists in the 1970s realized that they could go global with their campaign of Fear. They began with hijacking aircraft. Skyjacking by disgruntled people soon became a Terrorist action. The terrorist hijackings and the Munich Olympics of 1972 made terrorism a global issue. But, nations believed incorrectly by not dealing with terrorist they could stop the problem.

 

The World Trade Center Terrorist Attack proved that the Nations Of The World still think that legal systems prevent terrorism. Nations Of The World tell themselves that aggressive law enforcement works. How many years did Osama bin Laden remain under the radar after the World Trade Center attacks ?

 

Lead Head Dead bin Laden

 

The Terrorists’ Poster Boy Osama bin Laden was just one old snake that ended up “Lead Head Dead.” The United States Government realized what all Ozarks famers know, “When a snake is in a hole, if you want to kill it, you either got to get something down in the hole or get the snake to slither up out of it.”

 

As long as The Nations Of The World keep pretending that terrorists are people with human dignity and rights and legal protection, then, the random chaos of aircraft flown into buildings and thugs trying to execute a child on a school bus will continue The Perverted Insanity Of Global Terrorism.

 

Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year old Pakistani school girl had become a national hero for her courage to keep a blog and speak out against narrow-minded bullies and thugs, who rely on Fear to keep people in line.

 

Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year old Pakistani school girl, became a global icon of freedom, after Tuesday’s assassination attempt, when two armed thugs tried to “Kill” her.

Malala

Should Be An

International Symbol

Of Terrorists’ Prosecution And Prevention

 

Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year old Pakistani school girl, should be an International Symbol Of Terrorists Prevention. World Leaders should finally wake up and become aggressive in the persecution and prosecution of global terrorists.

 

No home, hut, or outhouse on planet earth should be safe for a terrorist.

 

Dead Taliban Terrorists

 

When the sun rises Saturday morning, If news reports describe how the beaten, battered, bruised, bludgeon bodies of the two Taliban terrorist killers were lying in the street, next to the thug that gave the order, then, I would believe the message to the terrorist is that people no longer want to live in Fear of bullies and thugs in Halloween costumes.

 

When the sun rises Saturday morning it would be nice to see the Internet headlines or pick up a newspaper and to find the two Taliban killers are in custody, the thug who gave the order is in custody and anyone who supported the Taliban is in custody or hold up in a building surrounded by tons of police and military officials all heavily armed.

 

Death To The Taliban !”

Death To Al Qaeda!”

Time To Kill Snakes!”

 

Sometime on this Saturday, a world leader somewhere should realize, “Death To The Taliban,” “Death To Al Qaeda” and vigorous prosecution of global terrorists is the only way to “take charge” and control the chaos of global terrorists.

 

Only when the terrorists feel Fear will they become extinct and the world will finally have a chance to get the tools of education and the opportunities for business and improved agriculture in place to prevent the persistent presence of illiterate bullies and thugs, who are the parasites that live off the hard-working people in rural areas.

 

World leaders and law enforcement officers, who ignore the Malala Yousufzai Assassination Attempt of the Taliban terrorists are allowing the venom to spread.

 

Whose child will be the next victim of the Taliban ? Yours ?

 

A neighbor’s child , perhaps ?

 

Whose daughter will be the next victim of Al Qaeda ? Yours ?

 

Will the Taliban and Al Qaeda decide to “kill” a woman next ?

 

A wife ? A mother ?

 

Your wife ? Your mother ?

 

World Leaders the images of “Children And Women’s Caskets”, on the evening news,at dinner time, does little for the appetite,the digestion or a “Good Night’s Sleep.”

 

Daylight is coming. Time to End The Global Terrorist Nightmare.

 

Sam

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Ode to Cow Manure – Break out the shovels !

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America’s Election Season is underway – Break out the shovels !

Ode to Cow Manure

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

Sarge, my loyal farm dog, and I were out strolling a pasture of Warren Land today.  After the Fourth of July holiday, I was still feeling pretty patriotic.  I had taken my camera with me to Galena and gotten some nice “happy snaps” of my fellow citizens enjoying the sunshine and the festivities of the Y Bridge Park on the banks of the James River.

The Fourth of July had been a wonderful day.  I even ended up calling out Bingo numbers.

Now, of course, the holiday is past and life resumes the daily ho-hum of routine.  I grabbed my canteen and camera and decided to stroll out into the pasture.  It had been a couple of days, since I had written any blog posts or posted any pictures so I guess I went to the hills for inspiration.

Sarge likes being my point man.  She made a bee line for the farm pond.  Naturally, this time of year, it  is caked with a bright, light green layer of algae.  But, to Sarge – the Farm Pond is a Public Swimming Pool.  Splash !

I looked at the sunlight coming through the huge trees.  Of course, there is never any shortage of rocks in Stone County, Missouri – and it seems most of them are in my field.

Suddenly, right in front of my cowboy boots, rested a photographic opportunity and an idea for a blog post.

Cow Manure.

Looking at the cow manure, I realized that the elections aren’t that far away.  What is it about cow manure that reminds me of American politicians ?

Could it be that their promises stink to high heaven ?

Cow Manure though does have one obvious benefit over American politicians.  In the long run, cow manure will make a valuable contribution to nature.  It will decay and deposit minerals back into the soil that will help the grass to grow.  When was the last time American politicians made a valuable contributions to their fellow citizens ?

The politicians still haven’t come up with a working Health Care program ?

The politicians still haven’t started bringing the troops home from Afghanistan ?

The politicians still haven’t started bringing the troops home from Iraq ?

The politicians still haven’t tried to bring down gas prices or food prices ?

What are American politicians doing ? Anything ?

I see from various news stories that the American politicians have already started “shoveling their s. . .stuff” for 2012.   But, I haven’t see anything constructive in the way of results.  Fortunately, I have a shovel and a vote and I’m pretty good at using both.

I captured the Cow Manure on the digital media card and called Sarge.  My Mark Twain Moment had begun because I was already writing the cutline to the photo as we made our way through the pasture.

Great American Statesman, that I am, I’m posting this photo here for readers to smile at.  Feel free to download it and email it to your local politicians.  Let them know, you realize it is that time of year when they will be spreading their manure around.  Remind them you have a shovel and a vote.

FREE Photo -- Cow Manure -- If you need a photo to express displeasure or satire, then, this one may be of use. Election Year 2012 is on the horizon. Already candidates from American Political Parties are already begining to "shovel" . . . their propaganda. You might want to keep this photo handy to reply, when the parties begin asking for your opinion or contributions. Feel free to lighten or crop this photo as you need to. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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July 9, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Rocket’s Red Gare Over Galena Pride. Politics, Patriots

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Rockets’ Red Glare – Over Galena

Pride,

Politics,

Patriots

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

Galena, Missouri is one of those Norman Rockwell towns that seems best represented by oil paint on canvas.

Galena, Missouri, a small town in the Heartland of America that gets immortalized by a Ralph Waldo Emerson or a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Galena, Missouri is the kind of small town that has New York City, Boston, Hollywood, teenagers in big city high school English classes smirking, “Yeah, Right, dude. Galena. Missouri – Like some small town like that ever existed Maybe, on Paramount’s back lot or in one of those writer guys’ imaginations.”

Galena, Missouri does exists

The Situation Report

Galena, Missouri is a small town of about 500 people in southwest Missouri. We are 78 miles from Joplin, Missouri, which makes us less than a hundred miles from the famous city in Kansas, named Galena.

There are actually eight towns or cities in the United States of America named Galena.

Galena, Kansas is a famous mining town.

Galena is a precious mineral used in lead and used in making ammunition.

The irony of Galena, Missouri is that an early explorer supposedly saw a mineral in the river that he identified as Galena and thus, Galena, Missouri would be born.

This Galena is a small town, which for decades boasted about being “The Float Fishing Capitol Of The World.” The Bill Rogers Motel on the the shores of the James River would welcome hunters and fishermen from throughout the United States.

Table Rock Dam went operational and people quit coming to Galena to go “float fishing.”

Hidden In The Hills

Most of Galena’s businesses in 2011 are out on the shoulders of the state highway. But, if you turn off the highway and go around the hillside or up the road into the city, you will find Galena. Missouri.

The 1920 Stone County Courthouse on the National Register of Historic Places is the hardest working tourist attraction in America because the building has offices, where work still gets done. The Bank of Galena Museum is the other tourist attraction in town. Outside of the funeral home, bank, medical lab, and the Masonic Lodge – basically, county government moved in to take over the abandoned storefronts of the square. The Baptist Church sits near, but not on the square. The new library is in town, but off the square proper.

Y Bridge Park

Over the railroad tracks, you find the Y Bridge Park, which sits directly across from a private home, which was Dick Lebow’s DX Service Station in 1960.

July 4, 2011 — In the city park, people began stopping by to see what the Galena Park Board was up to. The annual fireworks display is set up on the Y Bridge and people can watch from the park.

Mother Nature’s warm attitude sent people strolling into the snow cone concessions on the park grounds. Some grandparents looked for comfortable places to sit up their lawn chairs or a spot to sit on on the ground, while anxious parents rushed around making last minute preparations.

The dunking booth caused a few youngsters to limber up their arms for a possible future in the St. Louis Cardinals. Some kids smiled to show off their face painted kittens and flags. Meanwhile, parents, especially mothers, rushed about with wide pieces of ribbons and long stemmed flowers.

The long lowboy tractor trailer trailer sit front and center and commanded the center stage spot. Hidden behind patriotic pennants and beneath a humongous American Flag, the presence of keyboards, drums and displayed guitars suggested, “the band isn’t in the house – yet.”

An arched white metal trellis entwined in vines sprouts up on the flatbed trailer and like a fairy godmother, the young master of ceremonies seems to magically appear.

Tiny Tots Time.

Stone County’s smallest citizens make their debutante debut. The little girl’s stroll out on to the portable stage. The emcee asks questions and the youngest girls stare back at all the people in the crowd. Judges make their decisions and trophies are awarded to Stone County’s young future Miss America Contestants. Then, the band steps on stage and entertains with a variety of rock and roll and country and western music.

Meanwhile, Bingo is going on under the rural pavilion with the baby blue telephone poles. While the band plays, a few children dance to the music. Everyone is enjoying the sunshine and waiting for the fireworks. I wander around and take some photos for prosperity and my blog.

Then, I get asked if I want to call out Bingo numbers. Why not ?

The Aquamarine Compote

Back in the mid-1960s on the courthouse lawn, during a Stone County Fair, I and some devoted Bingo players settled in to a long highly polished dining room table to play Bingo, on the east lawn of the courthouse. They probably loved the game.

Me, I had my eye on an aquamarine compote to give my mother. That Bingo game lasted until midnight because I still remember how tired everyone seemed, when the person in charged announced the time and said that was the end of the night’s bingo.

I never did win the compote.

But, the man in charge of that Bingo game allowed me to pay ten dollars to buy the compote. At least, I got the compote for my mom.

Bingo Baby Boomer

This Fourth of July, I was willing to try my talents at calling out the numbers. I do have one of the best of all qualifications – I have a big mouth.

Most of the players seemed to be smiling and winning, so I kept calling out the numbers until the game ended before the fireworks started about nine p.m.

The people in the park seemed in a festive mood as I strolled out of the park to find a location to shoot fireworks photos. The number of people in the park reminded me of my childhood in the 1960s and 1970s: Election Night.

Election Night in the 1960s and 1970s, people would come to Galena for election results.

Give Me That Old Time Politics – Election Run Up

Politics in Stone County and Galena, Missouri in the 1960s was like being Neil Armstrong ready to step on the moon – it was an adventure. The excitement in the air was like taking the enthusiasm for the Academy Awards, the Miss America Pageant, The World Series and The Super Bowl and rolling it into one event called: Election Night.

In the 1960s, Independents were like wood nymphs no one could prove they existed – and no one cared.

In the 1960s, there were Democrats in Stone County, but, they were covert.

Democrats were like CIA agents – everyone suspected them of being Democrats, but know one knew for sure. Unless a Stone County Republican died in office and a Missouri Democrat Governor appointed a Stone County man to serve out the term – you never knew.

In the 1960s, Stone County still celebrated Galena’s favorite son, Dewey Short. The congressman had gotten Galena the Y Bridge and gotten Stone County Table Rock Dam and the United States Navy even named a ship, the U.S.S. Stone County. Thanks to Congressman Short’s popularity, no Republican would dare pass up Galena or Stone County.

Congressman Gene Taylor campaigned at political rallies in Stone County. I listened to State Senator Emory Melton at one of the political rallies. I even attended a political rally and fish fry at Shoals Motel for a Republican challenger to Sheriff Tommy Walker. Most of the aggressive, get out the vote, campaigns of the 1960s were not against Democrats, they were Republicans squaring off to take the county nomination in August for the November election.

Crane, Missouri – 38th Parallel Of Missouri Politics

The Crane Broiler Festival was always an important Political Demilitarized Zone: The 38th Parallel Of Missouri Politics. By the broiler festival in late August, Missouri Republicans had earned their local and county party nominations, showing up at Crane to make speeches always helped to bring hold out hardliners into the fold and to remind the people, who said, “I vote for the person; not the party” – that they weren’t in Kansas in ruby slippers – they were in Stone County, Missouri – where even Jesus Christ was expected to vote Republican!

In more than 50 years of life, I never recall a Democrat or an Independent ever speaking at The Annual Crane Broiler Festival.

Election Night In Stone County In The 1960s

Come Election Night, you knew collectively Stone County voted “A Straight Republican Ticket,”; what you didn’t know was how the rest of America voted?

Election Day people would begin drifting into Galena to wait for “the fireworks.” Once the polls closed, then, information would start to find its way around the square. There was always a carnival atmosphere in town. Galena, Missouri has always been a town that “rolls up the sidewalks after 4 p.m.,” but – election night people would sit on the courthouse lawn, camp out in one of the businesses on the square and wait.

A pickup would be parked on the street in front of the courthouse. In those days, the Stone County Health Center was Gene Hicks Cafe and Pharmacy. You could sit in the cafe and watch someone in the back of the pickup scrawling the changing election numbers on to the two joined and tepid blackboards. Some of the local old timers would camp out on the church style pew benches leaned up against one of the trees.

Everyone always waited for the results of two elections: The President Of The United States Of America and The Sheriff Of Stone County.

All the results were yelled out from the back of the pickup before the figures were scrawled on the board, but usually people only seemed to really care about who got the White House and who gets to be The Sheriff Of Stone County.

Sometimes some people would be concerned about who became The Governor Of Missouri and, in later years, some people seemed interested in who won election as County Clerk or one of the county commissioners – Usually, though, in Stone County – the President and the Sheriff were the Big Dogs that kept people on the edge of their seats.

While the fireworks exploded over head to announce the crescendo to this Fourth of July, I realized America Politics will be no less explosive in the 21st Century. The thunderous roar of the blasts served as a reminder that the political apathy that we tolerate keeps us as spectators on the bleachers in our own political processes.

We have to watch our politicians, listen to their words and watch their actions. We have to hold politicians accountable to maintain freedom. When we shrug off those responsibilities, then, we get less than we deserve. We get whatever is let at the bottom of the barrel.

Freedom should always be celebrated by the explosions and fireworks overhead. The loss of American lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and the current state of America’s economy suggests that we may have shrugged off the political process once too often. We need to get back into the fray. We need to support Americans with vision for freedom and the future.

Generations of aspiring young pitchers and Miss America contestants have the right to expect more from the inherited legacy of their nation. Freedom should always be protected and celebrated, which is, no doubt, the lesson that The Founding Fathers intended to leave enshrined in our hearts.

Sam

Estate Jewelry Ruby Masonic Ring

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Estate Jewelry

Ruby

Masonic

Ring

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

The Ring

Samuel E. Warren — Mason– Reagan Lodge — Houston, Texas —

This is a front view of a ruby Masonic ring that was owned by Samuel E. Warren of the Reagan Lodge in Houston, Texas. It is an estate jewelry item offered on Jewelry by Christy on Etsy.

Photo by Christy Warren

The Masonic ring contains a ruby set in a ten karat yellow gold band. My father, Samuel E. Warren owned this Masonic ring. During a work related accident, his first Masonic ring got hung up in some equipment and had to be cut off his finger.

This is a profile view of a ruby Masonic ring that was owned by Samuel E. Warren of the Reagan Lodge in Houston, Texas. It is an estate jewelry item offered on Jewelry by Christy on Etsy. Photo by Christy Warren.

This ring is his second ring. The ring is circa 1945 to 1960.

The ring size is unknown – possibly a 10 – it is a big ring that looks as though it could be sized to fit.

Daddy was a member of the Reagan Lodge in Houston, Texas, so the ring may have been ordered through the lodge or purchased from a jeweler in Houston or Gilmer, Texas. 


According to family history, he joined the Masons after he returned to the United States from World War II.

He followed in the footsteps of his father, Joseph Samuel Warren, who was a Mason of the Bethesda Lodge of Gilmer, Texas.

This is a profile view of a ruby Masonic ring that was owned by Samuel E. Warren of the Reagan Lodge in Houston, Texas. In this photograph, Samuel E. Warren Jr., wears his father's ring to show this profile view. The size of the ring is obviously too large for the wearer's hand. It is an estate jewelry item offered on Jewelry by Christy on Etsy. Photo by Christy Warren.

The Man – Samuel E. Warren

Samuel E. Warren was born January 20, 1920 in Simpsonville, Texas. He grew up on a farm, the little brother of two sisters: Georgia and Agnes.

The son of Joseph Samuel and Elizabeth Warren, he worked as a short haul truck driver making cargo deliveries to Tyler, Kilgore, Gladewater, Mount Pleasant and Gilmer, Texas.

In 1945, Sam’s “Uncle Sam” called. He got “drafted.” After boot camp at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, he served in combat in the European Theater of Operations, which involved a tour of duty in Italy.

Once the war in Europe ended, Sam was sent into the Pacific Theater of Operations. As a noncommissioned officer in the United States Army Signal Corps, he served tours of duty in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. He is one of the Army linemen who strung telephone lines into the rural areas of the Philippines.

This Cameron Iron Works 20 Years Service pin was awarded to Samuel E. Warren, who worked as a "heat treater" at the company in Houston, Texas. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

After the war, Sam got a job at Cameron Iron Works in Houston, Texas. He worked in the area where hot, molten metal was poured to create tools. He was a workaholic.

After work, he would come home and freshen up before going to his night job.

He was a bartender and part time bouncer at Cook’s Hoedown night club in Houston for years. When Cook’s finally closed their doors, he went to work at the Dome Shadow, near the famous Astrodome in Houston.

Sam, a Capricorn, was always a quite man, who spoke in an even tempered voice. He owned Chevrolet trucks, usually in a two tone color pattern of light blue and white.

On the job, he wore a starched and pressed light blue uniform with the white circular patch and the red embroidered name: Sam.

Away from the job, Sam’s blond crew cut found rest under his gray stockman’s Stetson. His view of casual, everyday attire was a western shirt, and black shined cowboy boots. 

Whether he wore khaki pants or denim jeans they had to be starched and have a crease ironed in – down the center of both legs. Uncle Sam and Samuel E. Warren  may not have always seen eye to eye – Daddy didn’t like President LBJ.  Nonetheless, Samuel E. Warren’s civilian clothes always had a military appearance. 

His Liberty Head Silver Dollar buckle created an unmistakeable military gig line.  He wore a traditional brown leather western belt — but, the name: WARREN — was stamped in the leather on the back of the belt.

Samuel E. Warren was a husband and a father, who worked hard all his life. He complained about politics and was always ready to help out a friend or a neighbor. He survived The Great Depression and the combat of World War II. He was kind to kids and liked animals. He was proud, when as a teenager, I joined the Ozarks Chapter of the Order of De Molay. He took pride in being a Mason.

The Legacy

The kind of man, Samuel E. Warren – Daddy – was, I believe, he would of wanted his ruby Masonic ring to be on the hand of a young Mason ready and willing to make a difference in his community and the world.

Thus, hopefully, whoever buys the ring will be a young Mason or a family member who will give it to a young Mason. If you are interested in the ring, you will find it and the price listed in my wife’s Etsy shop Jewelry by Christy http://www.etsy.com/listing/76511556/vintage-estate-jewelry-ruby-masonic-ring

This is a profile view of a ruby Masonic ring that was owned by Samuel E. Warren of the Reagan Lodge in Houston, Texas. In this photograph, the 10K designation is obvious on the inside of the yellow gold band. It is an estate jewelry item offered on Jewelry by Christy on Etsy. Photo by Christy Warren.

Sam

The Ultimate American Insult

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Politics – Political Opinion

The Ultimate American Insult

by Samuel Warren

The New Year of 2010 is off and running.

I sit down to write a blog entry. I surfed the Internet for some data. I tumbled over and fell on this link: http://www.georgewbushcenter.com/site/c.rvI2IaNVJyE/b.5572463/k.BE02/Home.htm

At first, I thought it was a joke.

Apparently, there are currently 12 presidential libraries that start with Herbert Hoover. There is an agency called NARA that is apparently charged with keeping these Presidential Libraries up and running.

The NARA Seal

Politics is always controversial, likewise the presidents of the day. To break ground in 2010 for the next presidential library, in my opinion, would be the Ultimate American  Insult.

When I was in college in the 1970s, I heard about plans for a Nixon and Ford library. At the time, the whole presidential library issue seemed like a craze like “swallowing goldfish” or “seeing how many people could cram into a phone booth”

For the most part, presidential libraries seem like a good idea. I enjoy history. Naturally, I think as a rule, future generations will want to be able to look back and have the documents to support their ideas and beliefs.

Then, comes the 21st Century.

The global economy is trying to come out of the coma. America got not one, but two wars Thanks to the Bush Administration.

At the start of 2010, U.S. Flag draped coffins returning to the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan is still a reality. The Obama Administration and the American taxpayers are still paying for the Bush Administration wars.

The Ancient Egyptians may have had the best idea for dealing with former rulers that really made their lives miserable. Go to all the monuments and scratch off all their names and do your best to forget these rulers.

Americans are unemployed.

Americans are worrying about having a job tomorrow and paying bills. How many Americans are going to be counting coins to see if they can afford natural gas for heating this winter?

Americans can’t afford Health Care; so now President Obama and Congress are working on a solution. Meanwhile, while the United States, a global superpower struggles not to become a third world poverty-stricken nation: it appears that yet another library may be built to honor one of the most controversial and possibly inept administrations of all time.

Someone call Rome and see if there is any interest in starting construction on The Emperor Nero Imperial Government and Music Library ?

Does America really want or need this presidential library ?

What’s next ?

What are the chances that Iraqis are going to set aside a site and begin construction on The Saddam Hussein Presidential Library and Museum Center in Baghdad ?

Perhaps, there is an American university or college interested in building The National Enron Center for Business and Energy Studies.

The point is the U.S. Government and Americans should NOT feel compelled to immortalize every president with his or her own little propaganda center that will survive and be funded long after that administration has turned to dust ?

On the bright side, the Smithsonian could probably be convinced to place a couple of huge used green dumpsters in a relative dry area to hold the Bush Administration documents for future generations. The costs should be minimal and they might already have a dumpster or two that isn’t regularly being used that they would be willing to donate to the cause.

Seriously, if there are those Americans that feel this administration needs to be immortalized, then, let them have the materials to go off and build their cheerleader center. Just don’t look to Uncle Sam for continued federal funding.

Personally, I believe somewhere in Texas there is an old outhouse, missing outdated catalogs and corn cobs that would welcome the collected documents of the Bush Administration.

A SUGGESTED PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY CENTER SITE

The Missouri Chicken Coupe in the photograph isn’t a Texas outhouse, but the structure seems secure and dry enough to protect Bush Administration documents for future generations.  Photo by Samuel Warren

I maybe the only American that thinks it is wrong to immortalize a FAILED administration, but to me it seems wrong that the government is willing to provide support for a center that pays homage to an administration that left the American people with two wars and an economic holocaust.

Links

National Archives http://www.archives.gov/

Wikipedia article on NARA:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Archives_and_Records_Administration

Written by samwarren55

January 6, 2010 at 1:52 AM

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