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|02-26-2010, 05:35 PM||#1|
Member Since: Feb 2001
"You gotta be...
Who said that first?
It just so happens to have originated through the Father of the United States, way back when George Washington was crossing the Delaware River with his troops.
There were 33 men in Washington's boat that terrible night. It was extremely dark and storming furiously and the water was tossing them about, lost, nearly froze to death and terrified. Finally, Washington grabbed Corporal Edmund Fitzhugh Peters and stationed him at the front of the boat with a lantern. He ordered him to keep swinging it, so they could see where they were heading.
Corporal Peters, through driving rain and cold, continued swinging the lantern back and forth, back and forth and they began to make good progress, heartening the men and once again proving Washington's natural leadership skills under dire circumstances. Then, suddenly, a big gust of wind and a wave hit and threw Corporal Peters and his lantern into the Delaware.
Washington and his troops searched for nearly an hour trying to find Corporal Peters, but to no avail. All of them felt terrible, for the Corporal had been one of their favourites.
Sometime later, Washington and his troops landed on the other side, wet and
totally exhausted. He rallied the troops and told them that they must go on. Another hour later, one of his men said, 'General, I see lights ahead.' So, they
trudged toward the lights and came upon a huge house.
What they didn't know was that this was a house of Ill Repute, hidden in the
forest to serve all who came. General Washington pounded on the door, his men crowding around him. The door swung open, and much to his surprise stood a beautiful woman. A huge smile came across her face, to see so many men standing there. Washington was the first to speak, 'Madam, I am General George Washington and these are my men. We are tired, wet, exhausted, and desperately need warmth and comfort.'
Again, the Madam looked at all the men standing there, and with a broad smile
on her face, said, 'Well, General, you have come to the right place. We can
surely give you warmth and comfort. How many men do you have?' Washington replied, 'Well, Madam, there are 33 of us.., that is, 32, without Peters.'
And the Madam said, 'You gotta be ####tin me’.
"...When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law. These two evils are of equal consequence, and it would be difficult for a person to choose between them."
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|02-26-2010, 07:11 PM||#2|
Waiting for beach weather
Member Since: Oct 2008
Location: North Beach
Irish Diplomacy...is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip.
When life gives you lemons, make applejuice. And watch them try and figure out what you did there.
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
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