"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

31 December 2016

Blame Russia...


I still catch myself calling them the Soviet Union, or the Soviets.  Weird, eh?   I still think of West Germany and East Germany.  West Berlin and East Berlin.  Lost in the past, I know  ;)


Dick said...

I do the same. Inflexible, old brain I guess.

Blue said...

:) Happy New Year!

Stretch said...

I often use the phrase "ChiComs."
Annoys all the right people.

Blue said...

Stretch... I 'spose that could get some folks' panties in a wad these days... ;)

MADDOG63 said...

I loved the Cold War. Especially when you were at Hof. We'd be drinking ice cold Cokes watching the East Germans goose-stepping around in their Soviet pattered wool uniforms, starched collars in the hot summer sun. As they were doing their changing of the guard on the concrete pad, the Joes would ask if they wanted an ice cold drink. When they'd dump the ice chests out onto the ground, the krauts in the tower would almost fall through the windows with their binos glued to their faces because they couldn't believe what we were doing. Neat to taunt your adversary until you got your ass chewed by some spineless superior who was afraid WW III would start on his watch.