Saturday, March 1, 2014

What fries my taters....

Den of the Beastly Bear

Hi Folks!

Spent a nice afternoon chillin, having lunch with a retired buddy from work. Tacos and tamales at our favorite whole in the wall restaurant.

Ran some errands with Mama Bear, before going out to dinner at Sagano's Japanese Steakhouse, finally got our Valentines Day dinner!!!

On our way home from running our errands I saw something that rankled me a bit.

Let me start by saying I never served in the armed forces of this great country, though it was not for lack of trying. A medical problem prevented my service.

That being said, I fully support our military and especially our veterans!

I also fully realize that reintegration into civilian life can be tough for some of our Vets.

What fries my taters is, douche bags trying to capitalize on and exploit the plight of these brave men and women.

As we got off the expressway, and were stopped at the light to turn on to Sashabaw rd. there stood a fellow holding a sign. Which read:

Ex-Marine with a child
In need of help
Whatever you can do...

On the sign was a picture of a 20 something goatee'd young man with dark brown hair with perhaps a 4 year old little girl...

The problem?

The sign was held by a guy that was at LEAST late forties, with enough grey in his hair and goatee to make me think he was closer to 50!

Ergo, if that picture was of him...that kid's gotta have a family of her own by now!!! Definitely not a recent Vet, if he was in fact one at all.

I hate to be a doubting Thomas.... But past experience has made me leery. When things don't look right, they seldom are.

If I am mistaken, Sir I wholeheartedly apologize.

If I am right, you Sir deserve to rot in a very special place in Hell reserved for those who impersonate REAL heroes for their own personal gain!

Excuse the rant folks!

Be Well!

Beastly Bear


  1. There are a lot of scammers out there, taking advantage of veterans and other people in need. I saw it for myself in San Francisco, and I saw a couple of Dateline-type documentaries where they followed 'homeless vets' and saw them get into nice cars and go to nice homes.

    1. There are indeed JoJo, at least it will be nice and warm where they are going!

  2. Ugh. I never give those morons ANYTHING!