Thursday, February 24, 2011

February Blahs

I came home today with a headache. Thought a cup of tea would be the ticket. Filled the kettle and went to change into a pair of comfortable jeans and out of those damn panty hose. Wondered why the kettle hadn't boiled. Back into the kitchen to find the kettle still sitting in the sink. Sigh....
Went and got a couple of Advil while the tea was brewing. Drank the tea forgot to take the Advil.
It's not Alzheimer's really...really

I am knitting a baby sweater, as a favour, out of (shudder) acrylic, the tale of which really belongs on the other blog. It has not been a joy. Everything that could/has gone wrong. We are not experiencing joy in
"Knit Ville." Not when I have 4 oz of silk and 5000 beads calling to me. But that, as I said, is another story.

It snowed AGAIN. My car looked like a marshmallow AGAIN. We are not amused. My renewal notice came from the car insurance today. In honour of my 43 years driving (with one little fended bender in 09) they are delighted to inform me my monthly insurance rate has been decreased by...wait for it....Three dollars.
That wouldn't buy me a packet of stitch markers for the love of.......

I bought a lottery ticket. I am sure it is rigged. I didn't win. Totally will have to re think my retirement plans.

Monday, February 07, 2011

I have a very long memory...

 ...I distinctly remember when she did this!
Never Forgive A Traitor
For those of you too young to remember, Hanoi Jane AKA,
(Jane Fonda), is a bad person and did some terrible things
during the Vietnam war.  Things that cannot be forgiven!!!!

And now OBAMA wants to honor her...!

In Memory of LT. C. Thomsen Wieland who spent 100 days at
the Hanoi Hilton.


She really is a traitor.


This is for all the kids born in the 70's and after who do not remember,
and didn't have to bear the burden that our fathers, mothers and
older brothers and sisters had to bear..

Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the '100 Women of the Century.'
Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others have
never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country,
but specific men who served and sacrificed during Vietnam .

The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The pilot's name is Jerry Driscoll,
a River Rat.

In 1968, the former Commandant of the  USAF   Survival School was a POW
in Ho Lo Prison the ' Hanoi Hilton.'

Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in
clean PJ's, he was ordered to describe for a visiting American 'Peace
Activist' the 'lenient and humane treatment' he'd received.

He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and was dragged away.  During the
subsequent beating, he fell forward on to the camp Commandant 's feet,
which sent that officer berserk.

In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from double vision (which
permanently ended his flying career) from the Commandant's frenzied
application of a wooden baton.

From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47FW/DO (F-4E's). He spent
6 years in the ' Hanoi Hilton,' the first three of which his family only knew
he was missing in action.' His wife lived on faith that he was still alive. 
His group, too, got the cleaned-up, fed and clothed routine in preparation
for a 'peace delegation' visit.

They, however, had time and devised a plan to get word to the world that
they were alive and still survived. Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper,
with his Social Security Number on it, in the palm of his hand.

When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a camera operator, she walked the line,
shaking each man's hand and asking little encouraging snippets like:
'Aren't you sorry you bombed babies?' and 'Are you grateful for the humane
treatment from your benevolent captors?' Believing this HAD to be an act, they
each palmed her their sliver of paper.

She took them all without missing a beat.. At the end of the line and once the
camera stopped rolling, to the shocked disbelief of the POWs, she turned to
the officer in charge and handed him all the little pieces of paper.

Three men died from the subsequent beatings. Colonel Carrigan was almost
number four but he survived, which is the only reason we know of her actions
that day.

I was a civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam , and was captured
by the North Vietnamese communists in  South Vietnam  in 1968, and held
prisoner for over 5 years.

I spent 27 months in solitary confinement; one year in a cage in Cambodia; and
one year in a 'black box' in Hanoi My North Vietnamese captors deliberately
poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me
Thuot, South Vietnam, whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border.
At one time, I weighed only about 90 lbs. (My normal weight is 170 lbs.)

We were Jane Fonda's 'war criminals....'

When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi , the camp communist political officer asked me
if I would be willing to meet with her..

I said yes, for I wanted to tell her about the real treatment we POWs received ...
and how different it was from the treatment purported by the North Vietnamese,
and parroted by her as 'humane and lenient.'

Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees, with my arms
outstretched with large steel weights placed on my hands, and beaten with a
bamboo cane.

I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda soon after I was released. I asked
her if she would be willing to debate me on TV. She never did answer me.

These first-hand experiences do not exemplify someone who should be honored
as part of '100 Years of Great Women.' Lest we forget....' 100 Years of Great
Women' should never include a traitor whose hands are covered with the blood
of so many patriots.

There are few things I have strong visceral reactions to, but Hanoi Jane's
participation in blatant treason, is one of them. Please take the time to forward
to as many people as you possibly can. It will eventually end up on her computer
and she needs to know that we will never forget.
RONALD D. SAMPSON, CM Sgt, USAF 716 Maintenance Squadron, Chief of Maintenance
DSN: 875-6431 COMM: 883-6343


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