Just My Opinion, But…

 

For quite awhile I have been following the fate of those two American journalists who were captured and sentenced to 12 years in a North Korean prison.  Thanks to Bill (Slick Willy) Clinton, they are back on American soil.

Journalists

However,while there is evidence that the successful return of the American journalists held prisoner in North Korea may actually help with diplomatic relations with that country, those journalists engaged in risky behavior. In Iran, three American hikers are being held after wandering into that country from Iraq. I think there are many places in the world to safely go hiking without putting our country in awkward situations. Now we are again faced with extracting Americans from a dangerous situation.
While some of the aspirations of the young people involved are admirable, it seems that they are also too willing to put themselves and their country at high risk so that they can pursue their vocations and need for adventure.
Shouldn’t there be policies in place to limit this kind of behavior?  We may live in a free country but it’s NOT a free world.      Opinions please?

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On the lighter side…

The farmers wife

Amy, a blonde city girl, marries a farmer. One morning, on his way out to the fields, the farmer says to Amy, "The artificial insemination man is coming over to impregnate one of our cows today. I drove a nail into the two-by-four just above the cow’s stall in the barn. You show him where the cow is when he gets here, okay?"

So the farmer leaves for the fields.

After a while, the artificial insemination man arrives and knocks on the front door. Amy takes him down to the barn. They walk along a long row of cows and when she sees the nail, she tells him, "This is the one. This one right here."

Terribly impressed by what he seemed to think just might be another ditzy blonde, the man asks, "How did you know this is the cow to be bred?"
"That’s simple. By the nail over its stall," Amy explains.
Then the man asks, "What’s the nail for?"

"I guess it’s to hang your pants on," she tells him as she walks away.

As promised, new Tim McGraw!

Weekend SOON!!!

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9 Responses to Just My Opinion, But…

  1. Grandma's says:

    Well, I’m glad that those two journalists are safely back home…BUT…I must agree with you 100% Bob….It is not a FREE world and people should be wiser and not put themselves and their country at risk for whatever reason. As far as Bill’s successful negotiations…I am sceptical as to whether it really did help to improve diplomatic relations.Loved the joke…LOLYup, weekend soon!! Although for me weekends don’t hold the same appeal as they used to when I was younger….everyday seems to be like every other day….busy, busy, busy….no rest for the wicked, I suppose (wink).You and Becky have a wonderful weekend, Bob.

  2. john says:

    opinion….Some people are so selfish they care only about their own hedonistic satisfaction. Like you said put the country in an awkward position. Then what are the laws, better yet what is their moral upbringing?Hook fer da pantaloons…..good one.

  3. Joe says:

    I share your feelings about the reporters to a degree though I’m very glad they made it back home, I wouldn’t wish their fate on anyone, I know you know that and feel the same, I’m just saying it. I wonder more if we gave anything to North Korea…hopefully the air time was enough…we aren’t supposed to negotiate with terrorists and it didn’t look good for us. I guess that’s all I’ve got for ya aside from a chuckle at the joke.

  4. J W says:

    These two are home and three are not. Hiking anywhere new the Iranian border was indeed foolish, but acting before thinking about consequences oft times brings on the worst. You can bet the farm Slick Willy did more than talk. North Korea doesn’t do anything without compensation of great value to them. Every time Bill Clinton travels the most troubled parts of the world it gives me pause to shutter. He has done nothing to gain my trust. Yep, the joke was a good one…..thanks.J.W.L.

  5. Rambling says:

    True enough that No. Korea got something out of that. I don’t care what the so-called news says.

  6. CAROL says:

    Reporters do take risks for their work it is too true.. some go far beyond what is safe. Now those three young KIDS who got themselves arrested after being warned. NOW THAT is just STUPID!! If a country warns you not to cross the border and you do it.. then that is just too much. IL got way more out of it than he should have and to see him sitting there grinnin from ear to ear made me mad.. LOok at the pictures.. CLINTON is NOT SMILING at all in most all of them.. disgustig.. : (

  7. Silver says:

    Hi Bob, just popped over to say hello and catch up! Love the joke 🙂 have a good weekend x

  8. Sue says:

    No, it is NOT a free world—you can believe it costs plenty to free those gals—bucks! Yes, I’m sure there was some money changing hands so help free those women. Maybe if they had to pay it back, it might have more of an impact on their future decisions as journalists…

  9. Fizz says:

    Hey there…. I agree with everything you said regarding the reporters. Remember, for this generation, it’s all about them. So, why would they even consider other people, let alone our country. I think, tho, that it was a nice thing that the former Presiden did. Say what you want about him, but he didn’t have to do that. He could have left them there to rot.

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