Tuesday, June 06, 2006

62 years ago today...

I shudder to think what would happen if something like this was necessary today. Between the press that wants to paint every battle as the US overstepping it's place in the World and the Democrats desperately latching on to any hardship as their ticket back into power. The "free world" would be an historic rumor, except you wouldn't be able to read a history book.

Politics stops at the waters edge might sound like a stale slogan, but if we don't regain that united resolve we are destined to make a mockery of those that fought for us 62 years ago. It would be a damn shame to say that what they gave everything for wasn't important enough for us to remember or live up to. It's so much easier to claim that the real enemy is our duly elected President and to use any shortcoming by an individual member of the military to paint them all as psychopathic killers that are only out of control because your political party is out of power. This date in our history is memorable, but it really isn't that much different than many in our history. Our military has always been up for the hard and thankless tasks, but they have rarely been used as the political pawns that they are today.

Comments:
well done, sir! well done!
 
I figured you'd do a post today about either:

a)D-Day: 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France- 1944

OR

b)3 giant turtles found in Bronx sewage plant- 1988

Glad that you picked D-Day.
 
DavidU,

GIANT TURTLES??? I guess the 20 year anniversary would be a good time to do that story. Condi's nomination should be just a few weeks away by then.

mgc,

Thanks! How do you think Caligator would like those Bronx turtles?
 
Some loose linear logic for you all.

Have we won a war since WWII?

Have we allowed the self important media free coverage of battlefield events since WWII.

Perhaps there is a correlation between military defeat and uncensored media coverage?

Pen pushing patriots?
 
Scooter:

No doubt about it. When you take into account that there will never be another "conventional" war fought, you have those stuck in history who will insist on comparing apples to oranges.

They'll pick and choose what they want to call progressive.
 
Congress it's the only way to travel!

Scooter- If 'our' media does not get access then we will just get the international version of first hand accounts (not that it's any better in some people's opinion), the internet has made it inevitable to allow access. A camera phone, an internet connection and e-mail address; and you are a freelance journalist basically.
 
David U, What is the difference between the way most other news outlets report it and our patriotic media reports it? It's all negative. I had to seek out this website; http://goodnewsfromthefront.com, and Taranto provided dozens of good news stories every week, but our media can find nothing with all their access.

Furthermore, the internet gives no right for the media to expose intelligence gathering secrets when terrorist are seeking ways to kill all of us.

How many of those WWII veterans died in Operation Overlord and how would today's media have reported that. Quagmire? Most of today's "journalists" sicken me.

David U, are you reading into the Fair Tax. FYI, I don't think that all people will bring home 100 percent of their gross pay. It would be net pay with the same prices of goods, but totally worth ridding the temptation for government corruption induced by lobbyist.
 
Scooter- I finally got around to the book, but I'm only on chapter 4 so I'm still skeptical (But I have not gotten to the Fair Tax info, just the IRS introductory info).

"What is the difference between the way most other news outlets report it and our patriotic media reports it? It's all negative…"

Well it's usually the negative 'stuff' that people/gov't try to hide, not the positive. So in my opinion that's why it get's much more airtime then positive news. Plus negative gets ratings and ratings are good business. Which is why Fox News' Rupert Murdoch is so cozy with Hillary, if she runs or god forbid actually wins, Fox News is back in Clinton Heaven.

” the internet gives no right for the media to expose intelligence gathering secrets …”

I follow you on intelligence secrets (though I hope the agencies are noticing how crappy they are at hiding secrets). But on other news if they don’t print it someone else will. Plus politicians are crooked by nature, so I’d rather keep them under the microscope, and how else to do it but through the media?

I’m sure 9 years ago every republican was hoping CNN would publish some photos of Clinton with 3 naked freaks with the backdrop of the Pentagon seal, while in the corner of the room Marc Rich stood delivering a briefcase full of money. While Democrat cried foul over the coverage in the MSM, specially when it was true. Now the roles are just reversed. Those in power always hate the media, and the media likes it that way.
 
And that's Marc Rich the crooked Billionaire trader; And not Mark Richt Head Coach for the Georgia Bulldogs.

Just thought I should clarify, though to Gator Fans both names are not looked upon favorably.
 
davidu,

You are terminally perceptive!

Don't trust anyone!!
 
DavidU & Seneca:

And with the internet comes radical leftwing blogsites made to appear as news outlets. It's amazing to me how many of those links appear at ml's as "interesting and factual" stories.

Somebody posted one yesterday that claimed Bush had a bi-sexual affair with some guy and some woman. When I went to the site, deeper digging took me to a Nevada gubernatorial (sp?) candidate's site. She was "the woman" in the threesome. Gosh, ya think maybe she's just looking for publicity for her campaign.

It frightens me to think that those people are actually punching a voter's card.
 
Oh, and BTW, a guy came by to buy a car we had for sale and repeated that threesome story to my husband as fact.

Yiiikkkkes!!!!!!
 
@@,

I saw that junk and just skipped right over it. George Bush may not be my favorite American but that stuff is crap. Even if it's true, which I doubt very, very much.
 
OO,

Isn't it comforting to know that seneca thinks that probably isn't true?


Seneca,


Funny that if a conservative says something over the top all the libs will demand that they be chastised by all the other conservatives or said conservatives will "be known by the company you keep", but if a lib says something like this it's crap that should just be ignored by all.

Would you call that hypocrisy, a double standard, or both?
 
RW:

I sent you an e-mail with info from my friend. I don't know how often you check the e-mail on this site. Just to let you know it's in the house.
 
OO,

Thanks, I'll check it now.
 
Funny that if a conservative says something over the top all the libs will demand that they be chastised by all the other conservatives or said conservatives will "be known by the company you keep", but if a lib says something like this it's crap that should just be ignored by all.

That Bush polysex libel was posted as spam at the Wooten site (as I recall). No credible link, no cooberation, nothing but hearsay and bad fiction. Vince Foster redux. Why acknowledge (and possibly legitimize) a patent fraud?

On the other hand, your favorite homophobe posts multiple fringe links in attempts to justify his bizarre political/sexual wonderworld. He argues that, since "others" think as he does, it must be true.

There is a difference.
 
Seneca,

That story Hillary came up with to explain Vince Foster was laughable fiction. I'm glad we agree on at least one thing today.

I've never seen Andy argue that he is right because other conservatives don't voice an objection or even because they agree with him overtly. It's unbelievable how obsessed you are with him.
 
Seneca:

You never read that book I recommended to you back in December did you. If you had, you wouldn't require affirmation from anyone.

You need to read it, you really do. For someone like yourself who insists that he is always in the right, you may have to read it more than once. When you revert back to your victimhood mentality, read it again. And again...and again....and again.

Your problem is not Andy, it's YOU!

Just trying to be helpful.
 
finch,

I left you a message over at MLs. I had to get it "on the record" over there. I also left you a message at "ML After Dark".

I think it was there anyway. I'm getting confused with all this blog dancing.
 
Woops, my last comment should have been addressed to "Seneca".

Like I said, I'm dizzy from all this dancing.
 
Okay, this is really cool.

"Special forces to use strap-on 'stealth wings"

Just imagine if this had been invented in time for both D Day and hip,urban party planners.
 
Buy Danish,

Those really are cool. Now if we could drop in copies of The Wizard of Oz behind enemy lines first with a note about paying special attention to the flying monkeys.

I guess we should wait until ml gets off his gay marriage kick before we start talking about the latest in strap-on technology though.
 
*insert politically-oriented comment here*
 
"I guess we should wait until ml gets off his gay marriage kick before we start talking about the latest in strap-on technology though."

RW,

I don't know - I thought that strap-on technology was right on topic with ML's latest cartoon theme, although it would be fine for "unmarrieds" too.

A bit off track, but I just had a vision of John Kerry strapping on one of these outfits to find Osama.
 
Nicole,

Do I detect a hint of displeasure with the political debate process?

Buy Danish,

Kerry would probably like to use this new strap-on technology as a wind surfing accessory. We wouldn't have enough equipment for the film crew if he used it for an OBL hunt.
 
caligator loves turtles - yummy and they help with yodeling.

(sorry i'm late, grandma only had dial-up and i couldn't handle it so i stayed away)
 
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