Memorial Day Sad Tweets Open Thread

Something different for this Memorial Day. I usually post some schmaltzy stuff but I’m just not feeling it today. So here are some sad, stupid and depressing tweets instead.


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37 Responses to Memorial Day Sad Tweets Open Thread

  1. Dora says:

    Some of those tweets are sad. Especially the one where someone is eating ice cream. Grrrrr!

    Well, we can still remember what the day means and pay tribute to our heroes.

    Lest We Forget – A Tribute to the Heroes of Memorial Day

  2. Dora says:

    An old timers delight. 🙂

    The Andrews Sisters – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Of Company B

  3. Lulu says:

    Vox is about “explanatory journalism” for smart people. /S/ And they obviously have no editors because they are so smart.

    OT Two of my husbands first cousins live in Wimberly Texas and were caught in the flood. They are widowed sisters who built a very fancy little house on the Blanco River a few years ago in a very beautiful spot. They got out when their neighbor (a guy from Houston at his vacation home) came by to see if they were OK in his big ass Hummer. The river rose 30 feet in 3 hours after a foot of rain. They then managed to get out and into Austin in a motel. Today hubby goes to help them buy a used car (both of theirs were underwater and are ruined) and then to go assess the damage. Both are very independent sorts (one is age 66 and the other is 70) and one is sort of a hostile feminist lib type but very funny. They both just fell apart on the phone last night. He told the one with children (one son who lives in Calgary) that he can help them best because he can tell them to shut up because they talk at the same time and drive people crazy. I’m staying home to serve as switchboard operator because cell phone service is spotty right now in the flood zone. Ugh.

    • leslie says:

      I’m so happy to hear they are safe. It might have been otherwise if not for their part-time neighbor. I feel so bad for people who lose their homes and everything they worked so hard for. It is particularly difficult when the loss is due to something they absolutely could not control. And what a good and decent thing for your husband to do. They may not realize how very lucky they are for quite some time.

      As for Vox… I simply smh whenever I hear – or read – “Vox says . . . ” Vox is neither smart nor credible. Kinda like bronco (imho)

    • piper says:

      Glad to hear that they’re safe and sound.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Ok, I’ll go schmaltzy. My favorite photo because if you’ve ever visited the VN Memorial Wall, this is exactly how it feels. Goosebumps.

    • Dora says:

      I’ve been there several times and it always feels that way. You never get used to it.

    • leslie says:

      In the early 80’s, there was a “traveling wall” set up in Grant Park in downtown Chicago. It was being so that people who would likely never have a chance to visit DC would be able to see the wall. It was suddenly the last day of the exhibit. I hadn’t been able to go down there and I was determined to see it that last day. So, after dinner, my 8y/o son and I (hubby stayed with the other 2 kids) drove into town. It was overwhelming. It wasn’t as large(tall) as the one in DC, but it was all many of us would ever see and it was enough. That evening, after a couple of hours, I found the names of 2 of my friends from college. I had no idea they had gone to war. So that made it really personal and difficult to see.
      Many years later, I was able to visit DC and to visit the Wall. Yes, That picture is exactly what it feels like.

    • piper says:

      Saw the Wall in D.C. many years ago with my dh. Today is a day of remembrance for all those brave men and women who fought for our freedoms. We must also remember those service members who came back but lost their lives due to Agent Orange.

  5. Myiq2xu says:
    • 1539days says:

      I don’t know where you find these sites. The self-driving truck is similar to the burger making machine. The lack of supply of drivers prompts an increase in pay to attract drivers. Unions are hurting this because many companies (Wal-Mart’s trucking company, for example) require experienced drivers. However, even the training pay is high.

      So, of course the whole point of a progressive website article about robot trucks is that they are better, but will eliminate a job category. They want the need for jobs to be eliminated with a “basic income,” what the rest of us call welfare. The reason you can’t find long-haul truck drivers now is because of welfare. There are plenty of people who can work, but they have to weigh an employment decision against financial support from the state. The more livable the government dole is, the less desire exists to exceed it by working.

      A guaranteed income is great until no one is working (or taxed) to pay it anymore.

    • 49erDweet says:

      In freeway traffic it’s seldom one can read a big rig’s front plate, so unless there are special signs on the trailers “Platooning” will be the first obvious sign motorists are in the presence of autonomous trucks. Three or more – up to seven – big rigs traveling at speed with just 25 feet between them, (not even enough room between each for a motorcycle to slip in), will be enough for most motorists to make the connection. And because ‘drafting’ like that says fuel and wear and tear, the potential money savings will drive this development fast. It will be sooner if a few more state laws can be amended.

      • 49erDweet says:

        It would only take 4 months or so for some major freight terminals to modify themselves to accept ‘platoons’, so we could easily be seeing some of these before the next presidential election, IMO.

  6. piper says:

    Share from K. Marge

  7. piper says:

    Hope this shows up – Hawk resting on headstone at Ft. Snelling in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  8. piper says:

    I’d like to see Gloria S., Code Pink Medea B., Lena D. and the other so-called feminists parading and flashing peace signs at ISIS front lines.
    I know I’m bad 😈

  9. leslie says:

    So, that means whining and shaming is more worthy than cooking??? or is it gardening and whining and shaming more valuable than cooking??? I don’t get why Michelle’s kvetching is more valuable than a good meal.

    • leslie says:

      ^^^ Meant to nest under Lulu’s comment.

      • Lulu says:

        She’s famous. Or really, really healthy (supposedly). And I don’t think she would get to whine much as a ISIS slave. And a lot of people can cook especially if they have to. And I’m just guessing at values based upon a pervert’s ranking order. ISIS is the pervert army. Sick assholes.

  10. HELENK3 says:

    EPA prepares to strike again

    I will vote for the nominee who promises to disband the EPA

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