Memorial Day Means More And More As You Get Older

When I was a child growing up in the late 50's and early 60's, Memorial Day was a free day that you got off from school. That is how every child thought about it. After all, that war which you knew that your dad and uncles were in was a LONG, LONG, TIME AGO. They rarely talked about it and what difference did it make? The thing that mattered now was hula hoops, Frisbees, Rock and Roll music, 31 Flavors, riding bicycles, Troll Dolls, sitcoms, popsicles, candy store, milk shakes, comic books, Good Humor man,  McDonalds 15 cent hamburgers, James Bond, baseball, board games and the whole world was just fine and dandy!
And it was always going to be like that.

As you got older, you got a lot smarter and you realized something.

Some people want wealth. Some people want fame. And some people want POWER.

And unfortunately, it is the MEGALOMANIACS that are attracted to POWER

I used to play a board game called RISK where you try and take over the world.

The problem is that the MEGALOMANIACS that are attracted to POWER don't want to play the
board game, they want to do the real thing.

The most dangerous of these was Hitler.

This was a crazed maniac that wanted to take over the world.

And if 400,000 American men and women -- had not sacrificed their own lives,
he would have done so.

So as you go to your baseball games, parties, raves, restaurants, rock concerts, malls and all the other things that you do for fun as part of the American culture, you have 400,000 Americans to thank who gave their own lives so you can enjoy yours.

And the 1.5 million active Americans in the military and the 1.5 million in reserve who stand guard
24 hours a day so you can continue to have a great time--because there is always another MEGALOMANIAC who wants to take it all away from you.

Rolling Stones Kick-Off 50th Anniversary Tour

The Rolling Stones kicked-off their 50th Anniversary Tour in Los Angeles tonight
and it was stunning!

Mick Jagger, nearing 70, still has the energy of an 18-year old and
dominates the spectacular 2-hour non-stop performance.

It was a completely sold-out crowd despite what all the press said earlier today.

The first 45 minutes were classics and then another 45 minutes of
less heard and performed tracks that were just as dynamic.

The last half hour was the top classics ending with a very satanic-red
staged version of Sympathy For the Devil, then Jumpin' Jack Flash and Satisfaction.

Some really nice touches were added like having the UCLA marching band
open the show by walking through the audience while doing "Satisfaction"
and later the Cal State Long Beach choir doing the famous vocal part
of "You Can't Always Get What You Want."

Mick Jagger is the Rolling Stones and you can only wonder how much
longer this will go on.

Other than Paul McCartney representing The Beatles in concert,
this was the ultimate.