Today August 15 is VJ Day. Not rpt Not VP day

     During my earlier years there was a cheapo wine being flogged around Britain  named VP  the grapes  which were used to produce it had been pressed more than once - with a bit of colour and other misc juices added so we were reliably informed by an insider at the production plant.
     Apart from the middle classes and upward few people had the taste for wine apart from the country bumpkins who made their own brews from an assortment of fruits and veggies IE parsnips and elderberries, produced the white and red and were the most favoured in my tiny village.
      And so it came to pass that The VP  logo  remained  in my mind as  something not quite the real thing.
     Most servicemen and women who were involved with the war against Japan  will remember the  fighting occurred in the South Atlantic as well as the Pacific regions also the Indian ocean. so to make it simple to remember it was originally named after the main enemy 'V J Day or victory over Japan Day.
     In Britain the victory against the Axis powers Which in the main were Germany Italy And Japan, plus Austria and Hungary was good reasoning to refer to the ending of hostilities as VE Day being that 95 percent of the conflict happened in Europe.
     However, like all good 'Turtle on the Fencepost' Australian Politicians' The short arsed Skinhead wee jolly Johnny Howard, another of the host of draft dodging chicken hawk fence post pollies, decided without a referendum to alter the title V J to VP for reasons of his own peculiar selfish attitude.
     The only time's  that I recall fighting the Pacific ocean were March 30-31- 1945 during a Typhoon  off Sakishima Gunto when all of the BPF Ships were going bows under;. also something similar in Sagami bay late Aug 1945.
     However I do have some very vivid memories being involved against the imperial forces of Japan; when I was aged from 17.5  years to 19.1years.

              TODAY IS V J DAY Lest we Forget.

       "Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future."

          Vest..... Back soon.

Requested by CA, USA.

While stitching a cut on the hand of a 75 year old farmer, a Doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to politicians and their role as our leader
The old farmer said, "Well, as I see it, most Politicians are Post Turtles'.'' With very few not in this category! 
Not being familiar with the term, the Doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was. The old farmer said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle." The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the Doctor's face so he continued to explain. "You know the turtle didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of idiot put him up there to begin with." sic.



Lower deck lawyer. said…
History on this day.1907
Australian federal conservative Govt give all The turtle on the fence post MP's a pay rise of 50%.
C A,USA. said…
Youse orstralians are a weired buch of freaks. so whats a turtle ona fence post polly.
Vest said…
LDL; Probably about a quid each in those far gone days.

CA: Seems you have been on the turps again, your boss at the mortuary(morgue) must wonder sometimes if you are dead from the neck up.
Vest said…
Seems my local Member I spoke to last week is to face the ICAC judiciary, I had a feeling about that bloke. seems he is another dodgy turtle on a post.
Rather a lot of our pollies are post turtles. And we have to accept some responsibility for putting them there. And keeping them there. Sigh.
Davoh said…
Gah,oops, just hadta try n comment.

the 'post turtle' yarn is brilliant.

Will 'pass it on'.
Davoh said…
(not for publication)Les, you really have to have another look at yer 'comment' 'capcha'.

Numbers are not "text". (though have to admit that it seems slightly easier fer us old (pre-computerised) eccentrics to comment ... grins)
The Editor said…
fore some reason my brain's automatic response was:

"It's turtles, all the way down."
Vest said…
Gerry: So you are still with us and your back pain gone too I hope. I have back pain after spending several hours yesterday detailing Henry F in yhe hope of getting something rather than nothing. I now have a new Henry who will probably outlive me - all white and shiny with that new car smell.
Thank you for calling.

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