This is a picture of a “young woman” who – while on a company sponsored trip to Washington DC – visited the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery and had this picture taken of herself. She then posted this picture on her Facebook page. I am so angry I can’t even put it into words, but The Other McCain does it well here.
So here is everything about today’s culture in one picture. The “me, me ,me” self-indulgence that seems to be everyone’s right, the absolute ignorance of the pain and sacrifice she mocks, the inability to understand why this hurts and angers those of us who still respect our country and its heritage–all of it. And probably an Obama voter – she is from Plymouth, MA.
President George W. Bush talks to military personnel from Camp David, Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008. The President called members of the Armed Forces stationed in remote locations worldwide to wish them a happy Thanksgiving and thank them for their service to our nation. White House photo by Eric Draper
Thank you, thanks to all of you. Those who re-upped. Those who serve in any zone. We can only appreciate your service.
Can’t you just hear the frustation of the angry, dissatisfied leftie in this little missive:
The apparent indifference in the voters to the fact that we torture tells me that people are not paying attention to what our country does. And the support of the Iraq war suggests that most families remain untouched, since our soldiers are all volunteers.
But has anyone considered the possibility that if we continue on this path, the military draft will return?
Our country was aroused to protest the Vietnam War because all had to serve. Democracy can only survive if the voters inform themselves about the issues and the candidates.
I’ll make a little guess and say that with the name Marjorie this person is of the female persuasion. Interesting how she can say that all had to serve when she was never, ever subject to the draft. So right away it was possible for her to attend Bezerkley and smoke dope and put flowers in her hair and march against the war – she was never subject to service. In fact all the smelly, dope-smoking idiots at college during that time, men and women, were exempt from the draft. Again – what was that about all having to serve?
Lots of people were subject to the draft – men only – and lots of men and women also volunteered to serve their country knowing that a war was on and that they might be killed. Just as lots of men and women stand up and volunteer today with the same prospect.
It wasn’t the fact that there was a draft that ultimately lost the war. It was the fact that America lost its will and decided they could just abandon our allies and the sacrifice of our soldiers. But right up to today you can talk to those who served and while they admit that they were not lead and used in a way that allowed America to win, the vast majority are proud of their service.
But you and your anti-war idiots did accomplish something with your cheering for the Communist dictators who were killing our own sons – you were able to get America to lose a war. To sacrifice all that blood and treasure and then literally turn our backs on the South Vietnamese in their time of ultimate sacrifice and watch them be slaughtered. While the Democrat Congress purposely voted to refuse them the money and arms that they wished to fight on their own.
And you want to do the same exact thing today. And as long as I have breath I will do everything I can to make sure you do not.
A great list over at nShadowsong – some of my favorites are:
If your attack is going too well, you’re walking into an ambush.” – Infantry Journal
“Don’t draw fire; it irritates the people around you.” – Your Buddies
“If you see a bomb technician running, follow him.” – USAF Ammo Troop
“Without ammunition, the USAF would be just another expensive flying club.”
Basic Flying Rules: “Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.”
From Lt. G at Kaboom:
Lord, give me the strength not to attack with a baseball bat every fool and every chickenhawk and every Apathy Kid and every soft elitist and every intellectual hack and every Jody and every yuppie and every thirty-something child still finding himself when I get home. It’s not worth my time. Do give me the strength to convince them to stop breeding and to kill themselves, in the name of bettering America. It’s the only chance we have.
Jody– The non-military guy who is back home with the military guy’s wife/girlfriend. Jody leads a simple, soft life, and vengeance upon him will be swift and merciless.
Noted by the ever-watchful BlameBush blog:
In the early morning hours of Sunday, March 23, twelve Muslim men met quietly at a mosque in the Iraqi province of Diyala, perhaps to bid their final farewells to friends and family. Their nose hairs trimmed, monobrows plucked, and testicles cleanly shaven in accordance with Holy Quran, they had prepared themselves to make a dignified journey into the afterlife. Suddenly, and without even reading them their rights, Coalition Forces stormed the building and gunned them down in cold blood.
Where is the outrage?
Most of us would be appalled if U.S. soldiers burst in and mowed down our ailing grandmother just as Dr. Kevrokian was hooking her up to his wonderful gizmo. Yet no one bats an eye when it happens to TWELVE innocent – and let’s not forget suicidal men. If the gung-ho, trigger-happy, baby-killing fascists had just practiced a little self-restraint and waited another hour or two, they could’ve saved themselves a lot of time and valuable ammo. But thanks to our troops, twelve members of the Muslim community were denied Death With Dignity, and 876 virgins are now standing in the unemployment line.