Jeff hess

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  1. almost 2 years ago on The Knight Life

    I’m not sure where this came from, but as a Vet, I’m thankful.

  2. over 2 years ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    Too soon, Ruben, way, way feckin’ too soon.

  3. almost 3 years ago on The City

    Derf, you’re scaring the fuck out of us! : )

  4. about 3 years ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Only if you’re a weekend Buddhist…

  5. over 3 years ago on The City

    Ah Midvale…

  6. over 3 years ago on The City

    “White Middle Class Suburban Man” is alive and well and living in North Royalton, Ohio, where I saw him using his leafblower to blow dry his truck last week after he shampooed it.

  7. over 3 years ago on The Knight Life


    You beat me to it! You must be a country girl. :)

  8. over 3 years ago on The Knight Life

    So, you don’t like bigger, snigger, rigger, digger, jigger, &c.?

  9. over 3 years ago on The Knight Life

    No. 1 son reads Esquire? : )

  10. over 3 years ago on Non Sequitur

    Sort of right…

    After completing 14 home-study Army Extension Courses, Reagan enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Officers’ Reserve Corps of the Cavalry on May 25, 1937.

    On April 18, 1942, Reagan was ordered to active duty for the first time. Due to his poor eyesight, he was classified for limited service only, which excluded him from serving overseas. His first assignment was at the San Francisco Port of Embarkation at Fort Mason, California, as a liaison officer of the Port and Transportation Office.36 Upon the approval of the Army Air Forces (AAF), he applied for a transfer from the cavalry to the AAF on May 15, 1942, and was assigned to AAF Public Relations and subsequently to the First Motion Picture Unit (officially, the “18th Army Air Force Base Unit”) in Culver City, California. On January 14, 1943, he was promoted to first lieutenant and was sent to the Provisional Task Force Show Unit of This Is the Army at Burbank, California.36 He returned to the First Motion Picture Unit after completing this duty and was promoted to captain on July 22, 1943.

    In January 1944, Reagan was ordered to temporary duty in New York City to participate in the opening of the Sixth War Loan Drive, which campaigned for the purchase of war bonds. He was reassigned to the First Motion Picture Unit on November 14, 1944, where he remained until the end of World War II. By the end of the war, his units had produced some 400 training films for the Air Force, including cockpit simulations for B-29 crews scheduled to bomb Japan. He was separated from active duty on December 9, 1945.

    And no, I don’t think Reagan was a good governor or president, but give the veteran his due.