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Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Vote for Good Old Harry..." 'Chester "Unc" Lau' (Source)

Dakinetalks favorite Uncle (Chester Lau)"Unc" is a retired cinematographer currently living 
on the Hawai'ian Island of Oahu and giving the politicians a bad time..Thought you'd enjoy this!It's one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read.
 They won't believe this happened, but it DID.




Harry & Bess Truman

Vote for Good Old Harry

Harry Truman was
a different kind of President. He probably made as many, 
or more important decisions regarding our nation's 
history as any of the other 32 Presidents preceding him. 
However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he 
did after he left the White 
House.
The only asset he 
had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in 
Independence , Missouri . His wife had inherited the 
house from her mother and father and other than their 
years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.




When he retired from office 
in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to 
have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he 
was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, 
granted him an 'allowance' and later, a retroactive 
pension of $25,000 per 
year.
After President 
Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to 
Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service 
following them.
When offered 
corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, 
stating, "You don't want me. You want the office of the 
President, and that doesn't belong to me.. It belongs to 
the American people and it's not for 
sale."
Even later, on 
May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him 
the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to 
accept it, writing, "I don't consider that I have done 
anything which should be the reason for any award, 
Congressional or 
otherwise."
As president he 
paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.
Modern 
politicians have found a new level of success in cashing 
in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, 
too many in Congress also have found a way to become 
quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their 
offices. Political offices are now for sale (ie. Illinois ).
Good old Harry 
Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life 
were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a 
politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!
We ought to have 
cloned him for telling it like it is and being frugal with our tax dollars!
If you agree, 
forward it. If you don't, delete it. I don't want to know one way or the other. By me forwarding it, you know 
how I feel. 

Enjoy life 
now -- it has an expiration 
date!
"Unc" back in the day he served in the Korean war... Top and bottom.

P.S.
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1 comment:

Keith Haugen said...

Aloha Unc.... Keith