The Holidays


The American War: The U.S. in Vietnam

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Pinky and Bunny explain “The American War: The U.S. in Vietnam”

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You should not watch the first you tube with out watching the second.

Agent Orange and it’s effects…

To this day, I still hear opinions about Vietnam. That there was no such thing as Agent Orange and that they do not understand why Vietnam Veterans have P.T.S. If you look to see the madness…it, to me is quite understandable and that our soldiers were effected with Agent Orange as well. Germicides do not know the difference between a Vietnamese or an American.

I see Iraq as I did Vietnam…where are the weapons of mass destruction? I only see a war that was NOT NECESSARY!

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I pray for World Peace on Easter,
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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Your every day Easter PEEP

Yes, Baby Boomers, it is that time of the year…this will be my [second] annual PEEP POST…
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Here are this years PEEPS for the Holidays

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Where do PEEPS come from you ask???

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Political PEEPS…PEEPS are very Political

2349245913_255c88a94c_m.jpg PEEPS for Obama

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PEEPS are show offs!

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PEEPS are very religious!

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PEEPS are everyday PEEPLES…just like you and me…

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How do PEEPS get around, you ask…???

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PEEPS are always Politically Correct!

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Some times PEEPS are in great PERIL, as they are so delicious!

412663035_ffa1120cd8_m.jpg PEEPS in PERIL…Dinosaurs love PEEPS!

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PEEPS make great fashion accessories!

67137847_78ceb05625_m.jpg The ablity to accessorize with PEEPS is what separates us from the Primates!

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Not all PEEPS are good PEEPS

457297522_9952aaec5a_m.jpg PEEPS have been known to PEEP!

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PEEPS make great Jewelry as well!

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419593213_0cd7c245c4_m.jpg PEEP Jewelry is quite the rage…in PEEP circles.

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PEEPS are fun to decorate with as well.

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PEEPS are very stylish and fashion conscious!

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Hope you enjoyed MY PEEP SHOW…
Happy Holidays
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

My favorite PEEPS are always PURPLE PEEPS…how about you???

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Marvin Gaye gets it together with Reeces and the Easter Bunny…

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For my friend E~ and all my readers…
Happy Holidays
~The Baby Boomer Queen~
PS…show me a Holiday that doesn’t include Chocolate and it won’t be one that I celebrate! {smiles}

It is always worse when you lose a friend on a Holiday!

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They say that Holidays are pretty stressful for most…this pretty much proves that theory to be true!

Happy Holidays
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

PG 13 and older Valentine instructions…enter/play at you own risk…might be concidered off colored…but NOT by me…do not play if you are easily offened!

Have a HAPPY Valentines Day
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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To all of my Baby Boomers, readers and those who just happen to stop by…
“Happy New Year…may 2008 be Absolutely GREAT!”

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See ya in the Funny Papers…

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

ps…Don’t forget to wish for WORLD PEACE…!

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…Just Give PEACE a Chance…

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IN BAGHDAD, Iraq…in the waning sunlight hour of a chilly winter afternoon, a chorus of Hebrew prayer rises from a small, fluorescent lit room on the outskirts of Baghdad.

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Chaplain Andrew Shulman leads a Jewish service in Iraq.

Leading the Shabbat service is Chaplain Andrew Shulman, one of just three ordained American rabbis serving hundreds of Jewish~American troops stationed throughout Iraq.

“Being deployed away from home brings people to the chapel,” says Shulman. “You don’t have a lot else going on a Friday night here. Back at home, you are competing with the movies and the long weekends and everything. Here, people are really looking forward to breaking up the monotony of the week.”

U.S. Army officials estimate that fewer than 1 percent of the some 16,000 service members in Shulman’s 3rd Infantry Division identify themselves as Jewish. But the chaplain often travels by Black Hawk helicopter to perform Jewish rites for troops who request them anywhere in the country that was once home to ancient Babylon.

“Hanukkah was a really busy time around here,” Shulman says. “Babylon had a very special place in Jewish history. This is where we were exiled 2,400 to 2,500 years ago. To come back and have the Hebrew language wafting through the halls of the chapel, it is special.”

The U.S. military has followers of Judaism, Christianity and Islam serving in Iraq. This December, all three faiths observe major holidays within weeks of each other. For some troops, it is not just difficult celebrating these holidays away from home. They are also turning to their faiths that espouse peace to cope with the reality of the war in Iraq.

Muslim-American Army Spc. Lamia Lahlou was born in Morocco and was living in New York in 2001. On September 11, Lahlou’s best friend was in one of the trains below the World Trade Center and was killed.

“I needed to do something [in response to the attacks],” Lahlou says. She eventually enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Lahlou is approaching eight months serving in Iraq, monitoring Arab media with a classified unit linked to U.S. military intelligence. “My parents, it is hard for them to understand. Not a lot of people understand, especially Arabs or Muslims. [They ask,] ‘How can you be a Muslim and you are fighting for America?'” she says.

The Muslim soldier says she has no problem reconciling her religion of peace, with fighting so-called Muslim jihadists. “I love America, so I fight for it, that’s my jihad,” she says.

At nearby U.S. Army Camp Liberty, Chaplain Felix Kumai says he counsels Christian soldiers who see complications with biblical commandments like “Thou shalt not kill,” as they serve God and country.

“It is a really sensitive and difficult question,” Kumai, a Roman Catholic priest, says.

It is a question that gets more complicated in the face of accusations that the invasion of Iraq is a mission led by a conservative Christian commander-in-chief.

“I’ve had soldiers who have come up [to me] with those issues. In terms of their faith and then, what pertains to reality out here,” Kumai says. “I tell them, ‘Morally, we can not leave this place without stabilizing it.'”

Before the Shabbat service, Jewish~American Army Spc. Thomas Forsyth says he thinks God is looking out for him in Iraq. The 30 year old says his faith helps justify his actions in the war zone: “As a Jew, even on Sabbath, what we do is defensive.”

Shulman says the Jewish troops he counsels have a similar mind set. “These are highly professional volunteer soldiers, who knew what they were getting into,” Shulman says. “On the Jewish side of things, there is such a thing as a justifiable war.”

Not everyone may agree. But in the midst of combat, American soldiers, Jewish, Christian and Muslim alike, say their faith will help them see their deployment through.
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Thank you CNN News and Alphonso Van Marsh
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS to our troops who are deployed near and far…

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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