Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Red Hen Sign In The Window

You can't make this up.
This is the sign in the window of the Red Hen Restaurant where they kicked out Sarah Sanders and the family because the owner didn't like that Sanders worked for President Trump.
This has been sourced.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Pawn Stars "The Old Man" Has Died

From the LVRJ: Richard Harrison, the patriarch of the Harrison family and the driving force behind the History channel popular program “Pawn Stars,” has died.
Harrison’s death was announced Monday morning on the Gold & Silver Pawn Facebook page. 
The announcement said Harrison “was surrounded by loving family this past weekend and went peacefully.”
Harrison, scaled back his “Pawn Stars” appearances about a year ago.
It was a third career I’d never even imagined: military then real estate then TV star,” he told the Review-Journal through a publicist in January. As for what he’s enjoying most about his semiretirement, Harrison said, “spending more time with my wife and grandkids,” before joking, “and not working with Corey, Chum (Austin Russell) and Rick (Harrison, his son) every day.”
I was fortunate meet "The Old Man" several times before the show got too big and the cast could not work on the floor because if the commotion they cause.
He was a very nice man to my son and I and told me a lot about collecting coins.
RIP sir and prayers for the family and friends.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

And 9/11 Keeps On Killing

From the Officer Down Memorial Page:


Sergeant Charles Salaway died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.

Sergeant Salaway had served with the New York State Police for 27 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and two daughters. His wife and one son both serve with the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office.
On the morning of September 11th, 2001, seventy-two officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed when terrorist hijackers working for the al Qaeda terrorist network, headed by Osama bin Laden, crashed four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

After the impact of the first plane into the World Trade Center's North Tower, putting the safety of others before their own, law enforcement officers along with fire and EMS personnel, rushed to the burning Twin Towers of the World Trade Center to aid the victims and lead them to safety. Due to their quick actions, it is estimated that over 25,000 people were saved.

As the evacuation continued, the South Tower unexpectedly collapsed as a result of the intense fire caused by the impact. The North Tower collapsed a short time later. Seventy-one law enforcement officers, 343 members of the New York City Fire Department and over 2,800 civilians were killed at the World Trade Center site.

A third hijacked plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania when the passengers attempted to re-take control of the plane. One law enforcement officer, who was a passenger on the plane, was killed in that crash.

The fourth hijacked plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, killing almost 200 military and civilian personnel. No law enforcement officers were killed at the Pentagon on 9/11.

The terrorist attacks resulted in the declaration of war against the Taliban regime, the illegal rulers of Afghanistan, and the al Qaeda terrorist network which also was based in Afghanistan.

On September 9th, 2005, all of the public safety officers killed on September 11th, 2001, were posthumously awarded the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor by President George W. Bush.

The contamination in the air at the World Trade Center site caused many rescue personnel to become extremely ill and eventually led to the death of several rescue workers.

On May 1st, 2011 members of the United States military conducted a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed Osama bin
This is 3rd officer to die from illness related to the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks by muslims, mostly from Saudia Arabia in a month plus a number firefighters.

Friday, June 8, 2018

This Firefighter Union President Gets It

From the Chicago Sun Times: The president of the Chicago Firefighters Union is apologizing for a protest during the national anthem that marred a charity football game dedicated to the memory of two fallen Chicago heroes.
Local 2 President Jim Tracy said he was
“appalled and embarrassed” about what he called the “classless behavior of one of our members” during the “First Responders Bowl” at Brother Rice High school last weekend.
Tracy was referring to African-American firefighter Camron McGarity, who kneeled while the Star Spangled Banner was played before the Fire Department Blaze faced off against the Chicago Police Department Enforcers.
“This game was about honoring our Line of Duty Death Brothers Paul Bauer, CPD and Juan Bucio, CFD and their families for their bravery and commitment to the City of Chicago,” Tracy wrote in a “Dear Brothers and Sisters” email to the rank-and-file.
“This was not the place to make a self-serving, attention-drawing, pot-stirring statement. This person has not made this statement at any other games this year. He chose this game for this classless act for his own personal gain.”
He added, “I apologize to all the CPD and CFD players, their families and friends who were upset by this selfless act.” Tracy apparently meant to write “selfish.”
The union president could not have said it better.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Deadly Train Crash Near Kingman

From the Bee:
MOHAVE COUNTY—Two trains reportedly collided early Tuesday evening outside Truxton, said Mohave County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Anita Mortensen.
Their agency was dispatched to the scene at 3 p.m. and found that one of the trains had derailed and the other sustained significant damage.
An unidentified male was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another victim was airlifted from the scene by a Arizona DPS Ranger helicopter to a nearby hospital.
He reportedly had suffered significant injuries, said Mortensen.
A close source to the investigation told The Bee the victims are reportedly based out of Needles and were traveling westbound from Winslow when the trains collided.
The investigation remains under investigation.
The Nation Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been notified and are investigating the accident.