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April 21, 2008


CPT Eric F Deuker

"News From Your Rear"

Soldiers from the latest ETT deployment are returning from Afghanistan mid May, I will be in Lansing representing the 126 to welcome them home from their deployment.

NCO club held elections, SGM Shipley is President, Ret. SGT Dave Pitch is the VP, and SFC Moore is the Bar manager. SFC Moore reminds you that your family is always welcome at the NCO club and can become Auxiliary members or leaders in the club.

It appears Jeff Foxworthy has targeted Michigan for his latest “You Might Be” material:
1. If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through
18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in Michigan .

2. If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights
each year because Pellston is the coldest spot in the nation, you might live in Michigan .

3. If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March, you
might live in Michigan .

4. If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the
year, you might live in Michigan .

5. If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there, you might live in
Michigan .

6. If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of
his forehead, you might live in Michigan .

7. If you have worn shorts and a coat at the same time, you might live in Michigan .

8. If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, you might
live in Michigan .

9. If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who
dialed a wrong number, you might live in Michigan .

Stock market, Dow closed for the first time over 13,000, S&P 500 over 1400, the trading through 1400 on the S&P is said by many economists to be a signal for a rebound in the stock market. Beware it is likely as reliable as an S-2 estimate.
Housing, market in Michigan is no better than the market in your neck of the woods, only difference is running water, electricity and sewer, who cares though, with the exchange rate going the way it is Sand looks like a better investment than waterfront.
Gas, average price at the pump is $3.62 a gallon with the price of crude oil at $117 a barrel if you don’t like Exxon making 10 Billion a quarter, quit bitching, buy stock and use your return to offset the price, nothing more capitalist than that. Also, quit blowing up oil depots with your celebratory fire, your driving down supply and raising prices too.
Gold, is off of it’s high of $1,000 ounce down to 830 and change.
Foxworthy Part 2 - You know you're a true MICHIGANDER when . . .

1. "Vacation" means going up north on I-75

2. You measure distance in hours.

3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.

4. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging
blizzard, without

6. You see people wearing camo uflage at social events (including

7. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both

8. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.

9. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

10. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled
with snow.

11. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and
road construction.

12. You can identify a southern or eastern accent.

13. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to
your blue spruce.

14. You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.

15. Down South to you means Ohio .

16. A brat is something you eat.

17. Your neighbor
throws a party to celebrate his new pole barn.

18. You go out to fish fry every Friday.

19. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

20. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

21. You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."

22. You drink pop and bake with soda.

23. Your doctor tells you to drink Vernors and you know it's not

24. You can actually drink Vernors without coughing.

25. You know what a Yooper is.

26. You think owning a Honda is Un-American.

27. You know that UP is a place, not a direction.

28. You know it's possible to live in a thumb.

29. You understand that when visiting Detroit , the best thing to wear is a Kevlar vest.

Thank you for your duty and continuance of the 126 tradition of service.


Look for the 2nd edition in the months to come.

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