In what we fervently wish was only a rhetorical question, if military deserter Bowe Bergdahl (swapped by Obama for five of the Taliban's most dangerous chiefs) can be said to have served with "honor and distinction" (as Barry did), then is it possible that our nation's highest-ranked military officer, General Mark Milley, can actually be praised by a president for committing out-and-out treason against our nation?
Of course! And it's happening right now, because that's the slap-happy Hell we're all living in these days. For anyone who doesn't know, in the waning days of President Trump's term of office, General Milley made an urgent, foam-flecked emergency phone call to China to tell them that Trump was thinking of launching a preemptive nuclear strike on them...but not to worry, because if Trump actually did it, General Milley would call the Chinese first. Presumably so they could duck and cover, or quickly release the lethal contents of everything still mutating in the Wuhan Apocalypse Lab & Grill.
For this act, the media and even president Biden are praising Milley (the same military genius whose plan for exiting Afghanistan was apparently based on the self-defense strategies used by Ned Beatty in Deliverance). "Wow!" they say, "Milley averted a nuclear war that Trump, the evil bastard, probably would have started for no reason!"
Except Trump had no intention of starting a war or igniting a worldwide nuclear holocaust. But ask yourself this: did Milley's traitorous phone call really make nuclear annihilation less likely...or did it take us dangerously close to the brink of disaster? After all, wouldn't China's most logical action to prevent their destruction be to fire every missile they had first? Especially when assured by our nation's highest-ranked officer that Trump had gone violently insane, apparently concerned that Chinese communists were adding flouride to our water in order to sap mens' virility and contaminate our Precious Bodily Fluids?
So from where WE sit (technically an underground bunker), it looks like General Milley's severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome not only caused him to betray our country, but also raised the world's nuclear threat level to very near the point of no return.
An accomplishment for which the already over-decorated officer should definitely receive special recognition. Perhaps in an outdoor ceremony with his back to a brick wall, puffing a cigarette before receiving what he so richly deserves.
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Per the cartoon at the top of this page, I really am going to make my already sporadic posting schedule even more sporadic for a while. A medical situation has popped up for Mrs. J which is going to take time and attention to deal with, and which will make it hard to stick to any schedules.
Oh, I'll still try to drop by once a week or so to wave and create a fresh forum for comments, but other than that I just can't make any promises. And of course, if you're on my mailing list (and why wouldn't you be?!) I'll shoot you a note to let you know that there's something to see over here. Hey, if inspiration hits or I can recycle an old post, I'll do it!
I can't really share any details about what's going on yet (and the situation is still coming into focus), but for now I'll just say that positive thoughts, prayers, and good vibes directed toward the Jarlsberg family will be much appreciated.
And I won't even wait to say "thank you" for your friendship and support. I already know they're out there, and I hope YOU know how much that means to me! - Stilton
Prayers for your "medical situation".
Get well soon, please!
Sending positive waves your way, Moriarty. I mean, Stilton.
It does occur to me that even Oddball would make a better CJCS than Willy Nilly Milley...
Bless you Sir... your an inspiration and comfort... heh. best wishes and prayers coming horizonal and vertical.
I'm not much on leaving comments, but I wish you well on your medical problems. You make me laugh and my wife's eye's roll..
Praying hard for you, and I think I can speak for all of us in saying, if there is ANYTHING we
can do, please don't be reluctant to contact us in whatever way you want.
Most of my prayers are of recognition of blessings, appreciation and thanks; I will ask for successful outcome as well. Also going mention personal strength, wisdom & calm.
I think you know to keep good personal records of EVERYTHING as you work with the daisy-chain of doctors, nurses, techs, pharmacists & insurance companies, etc. in our healthcare system.
May you find really good ones. Ask good questions; follow good instructions, and have good luck. We manufacture much "good luck" ourselves. Be nice but sometimes must also be clear & patient with them. And please know it is truly amazing what can be done now.
Hi Stilton. I'm really sad to hear that you are a poorly bunney. I trust that this problem will be sorted quickly and painlessly. May God bless you and your family in this difficult time.
Prayers for the Jarlsberg situation. What a mainstay of sanity you have been over the years that I have followed you. Thanks
Man, it seems like when it rains, it pours with what travails are being heaped on you and yours lately. Thoughts and prayers headed your way. (Although I must say that your hints at a medical problem that you're not comfortable discussing leads me to wonder - you're not pregnant, are you?)
We love ya, Stilt! Thoughts and prayers for you and the family
Thoughts and prayers to the one of the few honest commentators left in the country.
I'm praying for you and your family.
May God watch over you and keep you. May his face shine upon you.
Praying for you and yours, Stilt.
Stilton, your posts are always a bright spot to my day, and many, many a time have me literally laughing out loud. I will keep you and your family in my prayers for skilled physicians and a speedy recovery from whatever the ailment.
Hope you feel better soon. All my best.
Praying for you and your family.
Best of luck, Stilt and know your fan base is praying for the best outcome for your situation.
[Soto voce] “By the way, is there anyone onboard who knows how to fly a plane?”
Prayers and the best to you and the family. You people are our people.
I refuse to call that guy, "general". He's a remf. Always has been, always will be.
Good luck with your medical issues Stilton. Our prayers are with you and with our poor decrepit country.
Best of luck with whatever it is that ails you, Stilton. Hope it turns out to be a simple as lancing a boil.
Not to distract, but perhaps a need to rant, there is a person in Japan I've known for many years, who for various reasons chose to ignore the warning signals her body sent out and too late, consulted a physician to learn she has stage 4 cancer.
Japan has nationalized health care and I found it infuriating the Obamacare proponents were pushing it as one of the 'whys' we should have Obamacare & socialized medicine.
Well, under Japan's nationalized system of health care, this person doesn't qualify for hospice care she will need because..... she doesn't have dementia.
Tell me again how wonderful nationalized health care here would be?
Best of luck to you Sir. Whatever the issue is, I know you and your family will face it head on with courage and determination.
We also pray that your medical issues are resolved quickly and painlessly as possible. God speed and fair winds.
All the best O Captain! My Captain!
Good luck to you!
I don't know if it's because I'm an natural born proofreader or because of the Asperger's, but shouldn't that be "Trump Derangement 'Syndrome'"?
I have all you've sent archived. Good luck and hurry back.
May you and yours be blessed with good health and happiness. Whatever the situation, God can deal with it. You just have to trust Him and be patient. Right, meanwhile, prayers are yours.
Blessings to you Stilton, and your entire family. Praying for healing, comfort and peace. 🙏🏻
I pray all goes well with you and your family and that God will bless you with the good health and peace you deserve.
All the best to you. You're part of my daily visit.
P.S. My 86-year-old father in Wichita Falls, Texas is now receiving post-op chemo treatment for bladder cancer, but his treatments are being “rationed” (thank you Barry.) I hope that you or you loved one(s) have access to all the medical care that is needed!
Get well soon. We will miss your repartee in the meanwhile.
Your posts will be missed. Prayers for health and healing.
Hey you are the best. Wishing a speedy return to good health.
Good thoughts and prayers coming your way Stilton. Hope things work out good.
Best of thoughts for you. I know precisely what it is to be brought down by a medical condition.
Where are we going and why am I in a hand basket. Get well and stay well.
Hope all goes well with the Jarlsbergs. As for posting, leave all to Miss Ross to fill in. Just a gallery of Miss Ross would suit me just fine. Even without captions!
@Readers- Thank you for all the kind words and support! I need to clarify things on the medical front a bit: it's actually Mrs J who's facing a challenging diagnosis (how challenging we don't know yet). And because she's the heart and soul (and usually the brains) of the family, it's frankly hard for me to concentrate on anything else.
All that being said, I'm not disappearing. I'm just getting less predictable schedule-wise!
Best Wishes for the Jarlsberg family. Prayers.
Until very recently, I honestly never expected to live long enough to find myself living in a "1984" world. And yet, here we are. Abject failure is success. Treason is patriotism. And so on.
Prayers for a quick and healthy resolution to Mrs. J's issue, and your your peace in confronting it and supporting her.
Stilt, Mrs J, your family and you are in my thoughts and prayers, sending all my best, most positive thoughts your way.
Our prayers are with your family.
Prayers and positive thoughts for Mrs. J.
Go take care of your sweet bride, Stilton, but please keep us posted. Many thoughts and prayers are headed in your direction!
Take all the time you need to take care of your loved ones. Family first.
RE: That, I got to see a lot of family this past weekend, including three grand-nieces I hadn't seen. What a hoot. The 6-year-old was drawing dinosaurs on the patio with chalk. They all had smiley faces, even the T. rex. Also took in my 50th high-school reunion. That was really nice.
Sending healing thoughts and prayers to Mrs. J. and your family
I join in the chorus above wishing all my best to Mrs. J and hope for the successful resolution of her health problem. As far as Milly goes, I just can't help but recall the actual hell those scum leftists put Gen. Flynn through for having the audacity of meeting with a Russian ambassador for the incoming Trump administration. And with today's indictment of Hillary's attorney, the whole hoax has been exposed. I hope these people burn to a crisp in the afterlife.
Praying for Mrs. Jarlsberg.
May God bless you all.
May the only footprints we see in the sand be God carrying you and your family through this difficulty.
Prayers going up for Mrs Jarlsberg's healing, and for you, my friend, as you care for her, and that you may cope well with the stress.
Well, just another reminder that we are living in the end times, and no, I don't mean Mrs. J's illness. Sending her best wishes and positive vibes, will remember your family in my daily prayers, and mostly that we all survive intact will be added, too.
Here's hoping Mrs. J will win out over whatever it is that's wrong!
Regarding Milley Vanilli, I think he's nothing more than one of those "perfumed princes" as David Hackworth used to say. I do have to wonder how, if he's just another REMF, he ever got that Combat Infantry Badge he wears. Did he actually engage in combat? When and where? It used to take 30 days to earn that badge. When would he have been in combat for 30 days?
Prayers for Mrs J and for you as well. The caregiver is too frequently overlooked in the concern for the patient. Medicate as needed. For both of you. Cheers and hurry back with GREAT news.
Our best to Mrs J and to you, too, as well as daughter J.
We need you, but she probably needs you more right now.
@Readers- Here's a Friday evening update: since 2017, Mrs. J has had a chronic pre-leukemia condition which behaved itself quite nicely, with no symptoms and no treatment other than (very close) watching and waiting. Well, the waiting is over. In the course of a week or two, her condition changed to acute leukemia with a rocket up its ass. We were told to rush into the hospital today, where an oncologist told us she only had 2 or 3 weeks to live unless she got aggressive treatment. Which is one HELL of a compelling sales pitch to sign up for aggressive treatment.
So on Monday (unless emergencies arise) she checks into the hospital for at least a month, where she'll be getting powerful chemotherapy. And after that, more chemotherapies. The only chance of a "cure" would involve a bone marrow transplant - but we're getting ahead of ourselves there.
She's home now, with some low-dose chemotherapy tablets to take, so we'll spend the next couple of days thinking about things she'll need in the hospital, and the millions of things daughter J and I will need to learn how to do while she's healing.
So again, thank you for you good wishes and prayers, and please keep 'em coming!
I know it's early in the process, but if you have any trouble with compatible bone marrow, I know a bunch of people that would be willing to be tested. Many, if not most of us n'er do wells would be ok with giving a bone marrow donation. Friends do things for friends. G
Wow, so very sorry to hear that, again love to you guys and hold on, we're praying for you.
Stay positive, Stilton. Hope to see you back here regularly once you get past this.
Wow, tough STUFF there Stilt! Prayers and good vibes your way, to be sure!
And yes, if you need marrow, do not hesitate to ask
Is there something we can do ... e.g., signing up for bone marrow compatibility?
I think that we all feel pretty helpless ... just standing around and doing, essentially, nothing.
Be strong for the Mrs.
Best thoughts and prayers.
Sortawhitte beat me to it, but if you need some bone marrow, I'd be happy to be tested.
Prayers for you, your family and a miraculous healing for your precious wife. Looking forward to your updates and believing for good reports.
@Stilton: Wow, talk about a sledgehammer of a diagnosis! Hoping all will turn out for good.
FYI: We've been there as well with the lady of the house being ill. IMO women can be a hellofalot tougher than us manly types. That was two decades ago and she's doing fine; but WE as a team beating what was trying to kill my wife became the primary "project" in my life back then; but there was also this other job to do as well. So a couple of years later those rolls reversed; a secondary lesson-learned was you also need to take care of yourself as well. Diet, exercise, address stress, get some support.
We're both still here. But it was NOT Barry-Care back then either; and we were well-insured. So you have another job indeed. Don't worry about us; besides, I can't take much more of this crap from this damned administration anyway. They provide a reason to believe in Hell. Team up and beat the illness. Several years ago and I think it was just after you had introduced Busty; I told you your wife was a Saint. She should be good.
Take care of Mrs. J. We'll be here...
Praying for Mrs. J, you and daughter J.
Good grief! Best of wishes/luck/prayers to your sweetie AND (for some unknown reason) even you!
Personal question. Did you get the jab? If so, when. and, have they done a d-dimer test on your wife and/or you?
God Bless and Help You and Your Family as you navigate the challenges ahead.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
This news saddens me greatly. As a survivor of Acute Myeloid Leukemia, I know how devastating this disease can be. May the Creator grant a complete healing to your wife, both physically and spiritually.
Prayers for refuah shleimah umeherah -- a complete and speedy healing -- to the missus, and as others have already said, be sure to take good care of yourselves (Stilt and Daughter J) as well.
May she be granted the gift of touching the hem of Christ's cloak and healed in an instant. You are all in our prayers. God bless the Jarlsbergs.
Silt, thanks for the smiles, laughs, and unique ability to afford me a sense of sanity while our GREAT NATION goes to hell in a hand basket.....
I wish the best for you and Mrs. J! You all are in my prayers.
Semper Fidelis, Buck
@Readers- Bless you, one and all, for the true friends you are. I'm writing this Sunday night and Mrs J (whose first name is "Kathy") heads into chemo and a month-long hospital stay on Monday. Monday afternoon, annoyingly; I wish we were in the car NOW.
I'll surely be communicating with you all and leaning on you in the coming days. I've never been so afraid in my life. But I've also heard from quite a few survivors who've had remarkable recoveries - so THAT'S the goal here.
Thank you all for being who you are and, especially, for being here. -Stilton
I was poking around the Internet and found a site that discusses the procedure associated with getting registered as a potential bone marrow donor, if the situation were to warrant such an action.
Obviously, I cannot attest to the applicability of this for Mrs. J's situation ... I am just throwing it out here as a possible path for volunteers.
Stilt, would you let us know Kathy's mother's name? Jewish custom, when praying for someone's health, is to mention them as So-and-so the child of [their mother].
A childhood friend (after whom we named our son) went through that same thing just last year during lockdown, which was just oodles of fun. He is currently doing very well post-marrow transfusion; so well that I want to shake him like a British nanny for occasionally being a smartass.
Tim was diagnosed with “weeks to live” and taken to the hospital. Just before they wheeled him in for his month-long stay his wife snatched off his mask, gave him a passionate kiss, and yelled, “You’re the best brother I ever had!” The staff was appalled she broke “quarantine” rules and Tim almost messed his pants laughing.
BTW, if anyone should start a GoFundMe account, I know your readers could help cover any fiscal gaps in your insurance policy, like the jacked up cost of Clan Macgregor. Geez, that stuff is getting pricey!
Seriously, all the best to you and Mrs J and y’all are in our prayers.
Oh, @Stilton. I am literally in tears reading the above. I can't imagine facing something so immediate like that. Of course, you are both in our prayers. Please stay strong for Kathy as she needs that from you more than anything right now. We'll stay strong for you.
Our prayers are with you.
God is with you.
@Readers- Wow, a long and hard day today, though alright (I guess) in a "one day at a time" kind of way. I got Kathy checked into the hospital after a nervous weekend (they don't start chemo on weekends, and her condition was bad enough that seeing Monday wasn't a sure thing).
But she IS checked in now and already starting all kinds of medical shenanigans, with chemo beginning first thing tomorrow. It's a hard road ahead of us, but at least she's now someplace where they can monitor her condition and hopefully help her.
A telling detail from today: after about 4 hours of checking in, blood tests, and questionnaires, she was finally in a room - and then given the Covid nasal swab test. "What happens if I have Covid?" she asked. "Well, then you have to leave immediately and not come back until you can show you're over it."
Yeah, going home for a couple of weeks when you've got two weeks to live seems like a bad idea. So that was yet another knife in my heart, waiting for someone to drift back into the room with a literal life or death decision. Nobody, in fact, ever reported the results to us - but she's still there tonight, so I guess we got at least ONE small laugh over Fauci and his asshole mad scientist buddies in Wuhan.
Maoz- Kathy's mother's name was Jane. All prayers are appreciated!
For that matter, no one needs to apply for bone marrow donations yet (if that changes, I'll let you know). Annoyingly, Kathy's brother and sister are both considered too old to be donors (apparently the cut off is 60 or some damn thing). But we've got a long way to go before we can even consider such things.
I'll share more when I can, but after a long, long surreal day I'm absolutely exhausted. And so to bed.
And bless you all for being here for us. It counts.
@Stilton: Yeah, I looked into being a donor and was royally pissed that I had several strikes against me...
Well, I can still send positive waves Jarlsbergs-ways. :)
Amazing you think of us now but I suppose that's also therapy for you so it's good. And it's Loyalty, Friendship & something more you can actually DO to help. WE ALL hope this goes well.
Prayers for Kathy and all of you. May all the treatments be successful and you enjoy much more time together
Wow, I've been out of town and off of the computer all weekend. What a horrible turn of events. As with all of your fans and admirers above, sincere prayers for Kathy, the medical crew attending to her, and of course you and your extended family.
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