WONDERFUL AND URGENT EDITORIAL from Tim Day-don’t know him but agree with him and HOPE you’ll pass this along !!!!!!!
I DARE you to read this. I BEG you to read this! But, be forewarned, there is something here to offend everyone. Heck, I am offended. Please don’t hate me when you are done.
I am becoming increasingly angry. I believe it is a righteous anger, but anger nonetheless. I am exhausted with the thinking of the Conservatives with respect to this election, and especially, exasperated with Christians. I have written and spoken extensively on this subject. But now, I am tired of ‘beating around the bush’. This is ‘gloves off’, ‘everything on the table’. My rant is politically incorrect. It is decidedly intolerant of opposing views.
Colonel Phil "Hands" Handley is credited with the highest speed air-to-air gun kill in the history of aerial combat. He flew operationally for all but 11 months of a 26-year career, in aircraft such as the F-86 Sabre, F-15 Eagle, and the C-130A Hercules.
Additionally, he flew 275 combat missions during two tours in Southeast Asia in the F- 4D and F-4E. His awards include 21 Air Medals, 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and the Silver Star.
Here is what Col. Handley wrote in response to Panetta and Dempsey's claims there was no time to send help to Benghazi.
It has to be extremely deflating to race next to Usain Bolt.
To come out of the tunnel to the audible cheers from your family members and few fans, only to then to watch him come out to raucous applause and stadium-wide cheers. To stand beside him as all the runners are introduced, and see him dance and play to the crowd as everyone else around him tries to focus. It’s not that the pressure doesn’t get to him, but that he enjoys it. He revels in it. You’re trying to concentrate, knowing the gravity of the race before you, and he’s not even bothered.
What is the name for a sentence that contains All 26 Letters of the alphabet?
These things are called pangrams and the most famous is the one typists use to test their keyboards:
• The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
We don't know of a sentence that only uses each letter once, but there is a 28-letter example that uses the letters i and u twice:
• Brick quiz whangs jumpy veldt fox.
From the English For Students website