Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What the f……?

OK – so I’ve been driving around Maryland for close to a week now & I keep seeing these license plates with “War of 1812” on them.  WTF is that all about????

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In case you don’t know WE KICKED YOUR YANKEE ASSES IN 1812.  Not once, not twice but three times.  We chased your butts out of Canada two times and then just for good measure we burned your White House down.  Why in hell would you want to celebrate that?

I realize that in 2013 we may be a social welfare paradise with 4 submarines that won’t float let alone submerge and an army that hasn’t done much since Normandy but 200 years ago …. we kicked ass.  Yankee ass to be specific.

2 comments:

Joey said...

So I take it your in the bus, why don't you boat on down here for a year or so and see some great little anchorage in the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays all the way down thru Va.

Jorgito's dad said...

Actually no, I was on an A320. I flew into the DC area for a few days on a project - I'm back in the bus NW of Saskatoon now.

But I agree 100% with the Eastern cruising idea. There's a couple of problems though. First off, we've got some of the best cruising grounds in the world, perhaps THE BEST cruising grounds, right around us in the Pacific Northwest. Second there's the whole matter of getting from left to right coasts. I had high hopes for global warming but that is increasingly looking like a bust. There's between 20 & 30 boats trying to get through the northwest passage this summer who have been hung up since the end of August and now appear trapped for the winter. Contrary to what the popular media would have you believe, we may actually be in a period of global cooling.

Our other alternative is a Panama transit but that's a LONG trip and there's some pretty unfriendly water between the PNW and Chesapeake if we go via Panama. And I mean environmentally unfriendly as well as politically unfriendly. Time will tell but my guess is we will never run out of great cruising grounds to explore in the PNW.