Geo’s Media Blog (War, What The Hell Is It Good For?) Under Construction

Being a Canadian who was born in Winnipeg during World War II, I’ve always been intrigued about the mystery of war.
You know, what causes them, and what did any of them ever accomplish other than make a few of my neighbors in Palm Beach a little richer?

As I recall, Canada entered into the second World War in 1939, but the US didn’t participate until almost 1942 when (D)Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan after they bombed Pearl Harbor. (A little too convenient, I’m thinkin’)

I wonder what Hitler said when his staff told him about Japan’s surprise attack?
I’m sure he was well aware when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor that the sleeping giant would awaken.

He was right, the giant, known as the USA  was wide awake and in fact, must have liked the wake-up call because we’ve been warring ever since.
Not only did (D)Harry Truman, who was Franklin’s successor, drop the Atomic bomb on Japan, he also sent our troops to Korea to do battle.

Next up, (D)JFK got us involved in Viet Nam, and then after he was assassinated, (D)LBJ escalated the war.
Then along came (D)Jimmy Carter who got us involved with a hostage situation in Iran that businessman Ross Perot had to fix.

Jimmy was followed by (R)Ronald Reagan, who geared us up for war with Russia which scared them so much they brought down the Berlin Wall.
Then (R)George Bush Senior actually got us into a war where people died when he took on Iraq. A few years later his son (R)George Bush Junior not only got us in deeper when he went after Saddam Hussein, he also added Afghanistan to the mess.

We’ve been at war with somebody for almost 80 years now, and for the life of me, I can’t find anything good that’s come of it
Oh, and all the protests and marches about the war in Viet Nam turned out to be about the draft, not the war. Notice any protests lately?
The best thing about Biden’s botched withdrawl from Afghanistan is that it will be long before any politicians are stupid enough to send us to war again.
Hey, as I have often said and written, “We have to support our troops, but we don’t have to support the fools who sent them.” 

GEO’S LIFE-LINERS

The window of opportunity doesn’t open up all by itself.

Didn’t Dick Chaney always look evil in photos?

Your word is who you are.

How much booze does it take until your heart doesn’t hurt anymore?

Unfortunately, the emotion I display the easiest is anger. However, I also love to laugh, which is difficult to do when you’re upset.

Is there any better feeling than the one you get from revenge?

Do women ever hold out for the love of their life?

The only certainty that nobody’s certain about is death.

When you’re old is the wrong time to wonder if you were a good parent or not.

My parents put politicians up on a pedestal, and now I can’t believe how far they have fallen in such a short time.

Speaking of family, I wonder why our fathers thought that their upbringing had anything to do with us?

Just ’cause it’s legal, don’t make it right.

I don’t believe that the Mob, the Mafia, or the Cartel hurt people they’re not involved with. However, I do believe that thugs will hurt everyone.

I also believe there’d be fewer wars if we reverted to the age-old ritual of men following the Generals into battle.

Oh, and who thought that when they educated our nation that we’d buy the same bullshit our parents did?

You can only not say so much.

Ok, in that vein, I have to say, I don’t think I’ve ever seen or heard a black person acknowledge that a white person ever helped them.

Speaking of help, if the rich athletes don’t help, why should anybody?

You see lots of 20 and 40-year-old ladies in bars, but very few 30-year-olds. Oh, and if you do come across any, I rather doubt that you’ll be introducing them to your Mom.

Why do those in charge always say, “Why don’t you just go home and let the police take care of this.” What have they ever taken care of?

Speaking of the police, If someone raped your daughter, would you leave it to them? Hey, you don’t have to read anybody their Miranda rights.

Speaking of rape, what I can’t understand is, where are all the outraged fathers?

The only control you have over change is how you react to it.

When John first brought Yoko into the once sacred recording sessions, I wonder if the rest of the Beatles ever took him seriously again?

No matter whose side you’re on during a divorce, they’re gonna get screwed. The lawyers take all the money.

The three worst words a man can ever hear are, “I love you,” because he has to defend her with his life for the rest of his life.

There are two types of people, those who take charge and all the rest.

Does anybody other than corrupt politicians think that lobbyists are necessary? Speaking of politicians, do you find it as strange as I do that they never call out or say a disparaging word about all the corrupt politicians in DC. Maybe it’s because they all eat from the same trough?

Where you are isn’t as important as where you’re going.

The best way to start writing is to start writing.

Time is not for sale.

23% of the population are born leaders; the rest are followers. If a follower is put in charge, expect disastrous results.

Becoming old is not the right time to wonder if you were a good parent or not. That ship has sailed.

If you met yourself, what would you think?

Old age sure fights dirty.

Don’t pray for rain if you don’t pray. 

COMMENTS

John King: George, your and Doug Herman’s promotional exploits in radio were a delight to work with from an FCC perspective because of one primary criterion: creativity. We worked together to make it a success, from an audience, sponsor, and regulator’s point of view. (New Mother Nature)
Geo: And per your request, John, we did have a winner. 🙂

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1 thought on “Geo’s Media Blog (War, What The Hell Is It Good For?) Under Construction

  1. Larry Macinnis: You’re right George. The window of opportunity doesn’t open by itself. In my case, I had a lot of help opening it – from Stan Carew, Doug Freeman, Mike Kornfeld, J. Robert Wood, Warren Cosford, Allan Waters, and Fred Sherratt. Just to name a few. Never forget the people who help you jimmy that window. (War What Is It Good For?)
    Geo: Ahh, watching me while I work again, Larry. 🙂
    I too had a lot of help from people like Mark Parr, Jimmy Darin, (Hilliard) Chuck Dann, (Riley) Daryl ‘B’, J Robert Wood, Keith Dancy, Ted Rogers, and Jack McCoy. They changed my destiny.

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