Memorial Day Morning Open Thread

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

~ Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863

Posted by: Andy at 06:46 AM




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1 Bless the honored dead, and the hope to mankind that is the Constitutional United States of America.

May their sacrifices not be in vain.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 26, 2014 06:49 AM (u82oZ)

2 Words are simply inadequate for the debt we owe our fallen.

It'd be nice if we showed our grasp of the debt in the care of their comrades.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 06:49 AM (+O/9F)

3 Morning!

An article by some lefty pig the other day was wondering why we celebrate war today and suggested we should have a day where we celebrate peace instead.

How many libtards think that way? And do not realize we are remembering Americans who died to give us the peace and liberties we enjoy every day?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 26, 2014 06:51 AM (b/lt+)

4 DAY 566

897 to go (970 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, McConnell's, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microagressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 26, 2014 06:52 AM (CMkNk)

5 3 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 26, 2014 06:51 AM (b/lt+)

~40-60%?

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 06:53 AM (+O/9F)

6 The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo;
No more on life's parade shall meet
The brave and daring few.
On Fame's eternal camping-ground
Their silent tents are spread,
And Glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.

No rumour of the foe's advance
Now swells upon the wind;
No troubled thought at midnight haunts
Of loved ones left behind;
No vision of the morrow's strife
The warrior's dream alarms;
No braying horn nor screaming fife
At dawn shall call to arms.

Their shivered swords are red with rust,
Their plumed heads are bowed;
Their haughty banner trailed in dust
Is now their martial shroud,
And plenteous funeral tears have washed
The red stains from each brow,
And their proud forms in battle gashed
Are free from anguish now.

The neighing steed, the flashing blade,
The trumpet's stirring blast,
The charge, the dreadful cannonade,
The din and shout are past;
No war's wild note, nor glory's peal,
Shall thrill with fierce delight
Those breasts that never more shall feel
The rapture of the fight.

Like the dread northern hurricane
That sweeps this broad plateau,
Flushed with the triumph yet to gain
Came down the serried foe;
Our heros felt the shock, and leapt
To meet them on the plain;
And long the pitying sky hath wept
Above our gallant slain.
Sons of our consecrated ground,
Ye must not slumber there,
Where stranger steps and tongues resound
Along the heedless air.
Your own proud land's heroic soil
Shall be your fitter grave;
She claims from War his richest spoil -
The ashes of her brave.

So 'neath their parent turf they rest,
Far from the gory field;
Borne to a Spartan mother's breast
On many a bloody shield;
The sunshine of their native sky
Smiles sadly on them here,
And kindred hearts and eyes watch by
The heroes' sepulcher.

Rest on, embalmed and sainted dead!
Dear as the blood you gave,
No impious footsteps here shall tread
The herbage of your grave;
Nor shall your glory be forgot
While Fame her record keeps,
Or Honor points the hallowed spot
Where Valor proudly sleeps.

Yon marble minstrel's voiceless stone
In deathless songs shall tell,
When many a vanished age hath flown,
The story how ye fell;
Nor wreck, nor change, or winter's blight
Not Time's remorseless doom,
Shall dim one ray of holy light
That gilds your glorious tomb.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 26, 2014 06:56 AM (bKSy7)

7 Beautiful rendition of the National Anthem

http://tiny.cc/qcrggx
USAA website, click the proper link

Abraham Lincoln, a President who didn't serve in the military, but understood.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at May 26, 2014 06:57 AM (Qp3K5)

8 >> An article by some lefty pig the other day was wondering why we celebrate war today and suggested we should have a day where we celebrate peace instead.

We could call it Christmas.

Posted by: Andy at May 26, 2014 06:57 AM (vGQV1)

9 Hang on. I'm stuck in the ONT. Be here shortly.

Posted by: mindful webworker - not here yet at May 26, 2014 06:57 AM (SaAfr)

10 Good Morning Morons. I just woke up so no news today.


But Happy Memorial Day.

Posted by: Vic at May 26, 2014 06:58 AM (T2V/1)

11 8 Posted by: Andy at May 26, 2014 06:57 AM (vGQV1)

Well er uh "WintermasAdanAkkuh" because after all screw Christianity but let's honor other faiths.....

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 06:59 AM (+O/9F)

12 7 Posted by: never enough caffeine at May 26, 2014 06:57 AM (Qp3K5)

Lincoln served in the militia but was properly humble about his service when compared to the Mexican-American War Veteran and the ACW Veterans in making.


Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 07:00 AM (+O/9F)

13 I posted some news links at the end of the ONT...

I need to sulk so few people liked my Days of Thunder II-Back in Training riff last night

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 07:02 AM (+O/9F)

14 Lincoln served in the Indian Wars. Much was made of his character and ability at the time. Of course information like that is concealed in things called books, not readily accessible.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 26, 2014 07:07 AM (ZshNr)

15 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln_in_the_Black_Hawk_War

Lincoln Militia service

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 07:09 AM (+O/9F)

16

Once Thought To Be Dead, Marine's Inspiring Recovery Is Proof There Is No Such Thing As A Lost Cause

http://tinyurl.com/ouggy47

Longer, more detailed article at the Business Insider.

http://tinyurl.com/nxk2zob

After less than 3 years, his recovery is amazing.

Gotta call my dad today. Navy submarine man.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 07:09 AM (IXrOn)

17

When you have a commander in chief who's never served, you get a manchild totalitarian, community organizer who craps on the military.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 07:10 AM (IXrOn)

18 Do Not Call Me, Father

(Son to Father)

Do not call me, father. Do not seek me. Do not call me. Do not wish me back.
We're on a route uncharted, fire and blood erase our track. On we fly on wings of thunder, never more to sheathe our swords. All of us in battle fallen, not to be brought back by words.

Will there be a render-vous? I know not. I only know we still must fight. We are sand grains in infinity, never to meet, nevermore to see light.

(Father to Son)
Farewell then, my son. Farewell then my conscience. Farewell my youth, my solace, my one and my only. Let this farewell be the end of the story,
A solitude vast in which none is more lonely,
In which you remained barred forever,
From light, from air, with your death pains untold.

Untold and unsoothed, never to be resurrected.
Forever and ever an 18 year old.
Farewell then. No trains ever come from those regions, unscheduled and scheduled. No airplanes fly there.

Farewell then, my son, For no miracles happen, as in this world. Dreams do not come true.
Farewell. I will dream of you still as a baby,
Treading the earth with strong little toes,
The earth where so many lie buried.
This song to my son, then, has come to a close.

Extract from a poem by Jr. Lt. Vladimir Pavlovich Antokolski. Killed in action, 6th June 1942

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 26, 2014 07:10 AM (CMkNk)

19 14 Posted by: Lincolntf at May 26, 2014 07:07 AM (ZshNr)

Yeah it's amazing how quickly history is devolving thanks to top ten lists and the internet...

He went from Captain to Pirate to Scout/Spy IIRC

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 07:10 AM (+O/9F)

20 not "pirate" "private"...although "Pirate" would make good theater

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 07:11 AM (+O/9F)

21 Good morning everyone. God bless America and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in her defense.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2014 07:12 AM (zQ4wW)

22 Carentan, O Carentan - Louis Simpson

Trees in the old days used to stand
And shape a shady lane
Where lovers wandered hand in hand
Who came from Carentan.

This was the shining green canal
Where we came two by two
Walking at combat-interval.
Such trees we never knew.

The day was early June, the ground
Was soft and bright with dew.
Far away the guns did sound,
But here the sky was blue.

The sky was blue, but there a smoke
Hung still above the sea
Where the ships together spoke
To towns we could not see.

Could you have seen us through a glass
You would have said a walk
Of farmers out to turn the grass,
Each with his own hay-fork.

The watchers in their leopard suits
Waited till it was time,
And aimed between the belt and boot
And let the barrel climb.

I must lie down at once, there is
A hammer at my knee.
And call it death or cowardice,
Don't count again on me.

Everything's all right, Mother,
Everyone gets the same
At one time or another.
It's all in the game.

I never strolled, nor ever shall,
Down such a leafy lane.
I never drank in a canal,
Nor ever shall again.

There is a whistling in the leaves
And it is not the wind,
The twigs are falling from the knives
That cut men to the ground.

Tell me, Master-Sergeant,
The way to turn and shoot.
But the Sergeant's silent
That taught me how to do it.

O Captain, show us quickly
Our place upon the map.
But the Captain's sickly
And taking a long nap.

Lieutenant, what's my duty,
My place in the platoon?
He too's a sleeping beauty,
Charmed by that strange tune.

Carentan O Carentan
Before we met with you
We never yet had lost a man
Or known what death could do.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 26, 2014 07:13 AM (CMkNk)

23 17 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 07:10 AM (IXrOn)

It is telling that Barack Obama is the first President who never raised his right hand at all since Truman....

yes Bill Clinton lied about his intention to serve to gain maneuver room to run to the UK but even he feigned service in a fashion....

There's something to be said for grasping how small one is prior to getting the big chair.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 07:14 AM (+O/9F)

24 and for clarity I mean FDR not Truman WRT service.

Like or hate Truman he was a WW1 Vet

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 07:15 AM (+O/9F)

25
An article by some lefty pig the other day was wondering why we celebrate war today and suggested we should have a day where we celebrate peace instead.
=========
Anyone who cannot grasp the difference between commemoration and celebration should not be writing professionally.

Posted by: --- at May 26, 2014 07:16 AM (MMC8r)

26 25 Posted by: --- at May 26, 2014 07:16 AM (MMC8r)

It's just another indication of the devolution of the English language, and the idiots who can't winnow out the nuance are of course allies of the people eradicating meaning of words.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 07:18 AM (+O/9F)

27

Oops, need to put my flag out.

Don't forget!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 07:23 AM (IXrOn)

28 This is a hard read of Roger L. Simon over at pjmedia, but, it speaks of many;

When I think of that moment today I am sick to my stomach with shame.

http://tinyurl.com/m7c2c83

Read the whole thing.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 07:27 AM (IXrOn)

29 Leftys don't realize we celebrate peace everyday, Monday thru Sunday. The drudgery of the work week is a benefit of peace, the weekend is a benefit of peace.

It's also been referred to as stability, but leftys either don't get it on really don't want peace, they want total control if everything. Kinda scary really.

Posted by: Killerdog at May 26, 2014 07:28 AM (XGn/7)

30 Thanks to all for the update on President Lincoln. None of the bios I've read mention that fact.

I

Posted by: never enough caffeine at May 26, 2014 07:32 AM (Qp3K5)

31 Today I remember Maj. Howard W. Beal, born in Bangor, Maine in 1869, graduated Harvard Medical School in 1898, served in the Spanish-American War and continued as an Army surgeon for a few years after the war. At the beginning of WWI he left his medical practice in Boston and sailed to England on the first Red Cross ship in September 1914. In England he was appointed the director and chief surgeon of the American Women's War Hospital in Paington. He returned to the US in November 1914 and remained in the Medical Reserve Corps. When the United States entered the war, Beal was commissioned a Major and called into service, leaving the US on August 9, 1917. He first served as a surgeon in Paris, but requested an assignment near the front, where he served as chief of the 1st Surgical Division, 6th Field Artillery. Maj. Howard W. Beal was wounded by a bomb on July 18, 1918 and died two days later.

Howard W. Beal was married, but had no children, so there are few alive today who will remember him despite there being at least one school named for him in Massachusetts. I became aware of Maj. Beal when I found a slim, leather-bound book on my grandparents' bookshelves. After his death, a group of his friends collected his letters to his wife, had them privately published, and gave copies to his friends, one of which found its way to my grandparents. Maj. Beal is buried in France.

Posted by: biancaneve at May 26, 2014 07:34 AM (2sR50)

32 Happy Memorial Day morons. My grandmother had ten days with her husband before he left for the Army Air Force in WW2, forgoing conscientious objector status. He trained as a navigator, was shot down and killed over Germany. RIP.

A few years later, she married a veteran from the Army Engineers--my grandfather.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at May 26, 2014 07:35 AM (zbaew)

33 Google once again could not be bothered to put anything on it's homepage today. Motherfuckers.

Posted by: UGAdawg at May 26, 2014 07:40 AM (c+vBe)

34 My son was altar server for 6:30 am Mass this morning. The priest, a former Marine, read Peter Collier's letter (from the WSJ) about Memorial Day, as the homily.
Collier- forgive if I've misspelled; haven't had time to verify name- wrote a book about Medal of Honor recipients.
It was a privilege to be there and to pray for our soldiers.

Posted by: LadyS at May 26, 2014 07:42 AM (5dip8)

35 33
Google once again could not be bothered to put anything on it's homepage today. Motherfuckers.

Posted by: UGAdawg at May 26, 2014 07:40 AM (c+vBe)


That's why I gave up Google long ago

http://www.bing.com/?scope=webmkt=en-USFORM=QBRE#

Posted by: Vic at May 26, 2014 07:43 AM (T2V/1)

36 35 WTH is that?

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at May 26, 2014 07:45 AM (rT/ey)

37 The Barrel claims another victim.
The horde will remember.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at May 26, 2014 07:45 AM (zbaew)

38 Ad-Links are a no-no

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 07:46 AM (+O/9F)

39 Whatever happened to the butt-welded spammer from a while back? At least that was funny spam, well it was kinda funny.

Posted by: Killerdog at May 26, 2014 07:51 AM (XGn/7)

40 yes Bill Clinton lied about his intention to serve to gain maneuver room to run to the UK but even he feigned service in a fashion....



Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 07:14 AM (+O/9F)



Don't go wobbly on Slick; that white trash son of a whore never did a damn thing that wasn't self serving and always had the goal of snagging cooter.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2014 07:52 AM (f8CQY)

41 41 Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2014 07:52 AM (f8CQY)

Oh you know my love of Beijing Billy is "second to all" but fact is he raised that right hand...if only to lie...

Not MomJeans I...

Obama is more King than President and culturally is a total rejection of our near past.

The more I ponder on it the more I am convinced Ogabe is a symptom not the sickness...

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 07:54 AM (+O/9F)

42 Google once again could not be bothered to put anything on it's homepage today. Motherfuckers.
Posted by: UGAdawg at May 26, 2014 07:40 AM (c+vBe)



Bing.

I can't believe Google takes their ideology this far. It's a National Holiday.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 07:59 AM (IXrOn)

43 I am still waiting for the welcome home parades and memorial monuments for the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who faithfully served in Iraq.

I thought they said they would never treat our military so shabby again, that they would not repeat the experience of Vietnam

Posted by: grammie winger at May 26, 2014 08:00 AM (ceHIs)

44 someone who can should delete that spam post

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:00 AM (IXrOn)

45 My brother is visiting and we went out geocaching yesterday at Crown Hill Cemetery, where Governor Pence will be speaking today at the annual Memorial Day ceremony to honor Indiana servicemen killed over the past year (I went last year and used up all my tissues...the final roll call, oh man). And while we're exploring we're checking out markers, and we came across DeWitt W. Brown III, KIA in Vietnam. We don't know him or his family, but we will honor him today.

https://t.co/U9JUF3vRf7



While getting lost on the way out we accidentally found John Dillinger, buried next to his mother. People have left a lot of strange stuff on his stone.

Posted by: HR at May 26, 2014 08:02 AM (hO8IJ)

46 This is rich, from the dailycaller.com

Government Agency Scraps Employee Ratings To Avoid 'Discrimination'

One government agency has decided that the results of employee ratings are too discriminatory and eliminated the process entirely. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Monday that it will now award all employees the highest rating regardless of performance reviews.


Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:03 AM (IXrOn)

47 47 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:03 AM (IXrOn)

It's a recurring theme every level of the civil service destroys ANY oversight and negative feedback loop the minute they think they can.

The NEA takes a bow.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 08:06 AM (+O/9F)

48 A day for folks like me who never served to just say, thanks.

I was 2-S 'til I dropped out of college, then "won" the draft lotteries.

One of the first things I did at college in 1970 was research how in heaven America had got embroiled in Viet Nam. No web. Library books and microfilche. (I was an idiot, too; I could've got a course credit for the work I did on my own.) Walter Cronkite had confused me. I needed to know more. I was surprised, for example, to find our involvement went back to Truman.

I never sided with the anti-war crowd, despised the ones who spit on vets, and wondered why Jane Fonda wasn't hung, but I didn't think the war or the draft were being run sensibly. I still think the same way, especially, why would you be in a fight if not to win?

I missed "my" war. I'm not all that disappointed, as I probably would've sneezed in the jungle and given our position away. There were no men raising me, certainly not any who would suggest the military might be a good idea. Can't say as I raised my sons to sign up, either, although I can see how both might have benefited. But I have taught them Respect, I hope.

Almighty Commander of the Legions of Heaven, save our country, correct replace our misguided representatives, enshrine Constitutional Republicanism in the hearts of the citizenry, protect liberty's defenders, and make their assigned missions rare, just, and swiftly won.

Posted by: mindful webworker - no deposit, no return at May 26, 2014 08:07 AM (SaAfr)

49
I am still waiting for the welcome home parades and memorial monuments
for the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who faithfully served in
Iraq.


Brownsburg IN had one in 2012.
http://is.gd/Axcmzm

Pictures aren't my best; they had a riderless horse and a gun salute I didn't photograph. I was parked by some older vets and a lot of the young ones climbed off their floats to shake their hands.

Posted by: HR at May 26, 2014 08:08 AM (hO8IJ)

50 I am still waiting for the welcome home parades and memorial monuments for the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who faithfully served in Iraq.

I thought they said they would never treat our military so shabby again, that they would not repeat the experience of Vietnam

Posted by: grammie winger at May 26, 2014 08:00 AM (ceHIs)


yep, it's up to the local towns and cities, now

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:08 AM (IXrOn)

51 Mindful web worker

That is a beautiful prayer.








Posted by: grammie winger at May 26, 2014 08:09 AM (ceHIs)

52 God bless our men and women, living and dead, who have sacrificed for the ideal of freedom.

Posted by: grognard at May 26, 2014 08:09 AM (4lrUh)

53 It has begun:

Fourteen of the luckiest people in the United States were gathered in one room Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

TV cameras, reporters, and congressional staffers crowded into a small briefing room in the Rayburn House Office Building, to see the rare sight: 14 former prisoners, all of them drug offenders, who had their sentences commuted by a president of the United States of America.


the freebeacon.com

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:10 AM (IXrOn)

54 Thank you heather. I will have to check out your pictures when I get out of the hospital. I don't know how to copy and paste links from my phone and my iPad won't work here. Im glad to know there are tributes out there.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 26, 2014 08:11 AM (ceHIs)

55 I have nine peregrin falcons flying around the place. They are covering probably twenty acres with how the wheel around; hunting and looking perfectly designed.

Don't have the heart to tell Bride that they would like to eat one of the white wing doves she feeds.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at May 26, 2014 08:12 AM (G7nMq)

56 >>someone who can should delete that spam post

Ah, let it serve as a warning to others: it don't work, so don't bother.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 26, 2014 08:12 AM (SUKHu)

57 54 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:10 AM (IXrOn)

Yup...he's evil

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 08:12 AM (+O/9F)

58 >>Posted by: grammie winger

How are you doing?

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 26, 2014 08:12 AM (SUKHu)

59 this is weird:

Elliot Rodger's Roommates Identified
On May 23, Elliot stabbed Cheng Yuan Hong, 20; George Chen, 19; and Weihan Wang, 20. They were all his roommates who were found dead with multiple stab wounds when police arrived.

The 22-year-old was living with them at the Independent Living Institute in Santa Barbara, according to CBS. According to the site, it "serves handicapped, developmentally delayed, and under-educated individuals in the areas of independent living, academics and vocational skills."


Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:13 AM (IXrOn)

60 60 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:13 AM (IXrOn)

Not weird...he *should* have been caught by mental illness rules on the Background check...he lied

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 08:14 AM (+O/9F)

61 Mama AJ


Doing ok. A little better every day. Still hooked up to I V things and such. But better. Thanks.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 26, 2014 08:15 AM (ceHIs)

62 Don't have the heart to tell Bride that they would like to eat one of the white wing doves she feeds.
Posted by: Mr. Dave at May 26, 2014 08:12 AM (G7nMq)


Yikes, beware of feeding doves/pigeons! They multiply and make a splattering mess.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:15 AM (IXrOn)

63 Wow, lots of revisionism in the ONT about that meltdown that Treacher had and attempting to blame EoJ for it. For all those cocksuckers who have a verrrry selective memories, Treacher also insulted anybody who tried to defuse the situation in extremely insulting and personal terms. You can make excuses for what may have been driving that behavior but he was a complete ass that night and nothing changes that.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2014 08:15 AM (f8CQY)

64 Not weird...he *should* have been caught by mental illness rules on the Background check...he lied
Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 08:14 AM (+O/9F)


Seems like if his parents had reported him to the police, there should have been some sort of flag out there. Of course, it wasn't followed up, I guess, so no real record.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:17 AM (IXrOn)

65 Hope everybody has a good day.

I'm going up to the Gettysburg parade and ceremony this afternoon. Annual for 147 years, and highly recommended to any nearby morons.

Posted by: Stu-22 at May 26, 2014 08:17 AM (KbrNh)

66 64 Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2014 08:15 AM (f8CQY)

I hope I'm not a reviser so to speak...

I am friendly with Jim going back a decade and I am friendly with EoJ...Jim was out of control....

I just hope Treacher is doing better.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 08:19 AM (+O/9F)

67 artisanal, it's cool. We are in the countryside so everything on earth passes through. White wings are only about 10 individuals, half a dozen Inca doves, a few mourning doves. No pigeons around here but you see them hanging around the rice dryers and grain silos.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at May 26, 2014 08:20 AM (G7nMq)

68 The femynysts railing about 'misogynists' and Rodgers lack the self-awareness to realize they are exactly the same as the woman-hating men they're decrying. They just hide behind 'social justice' rhetoric to rationalize theirs.

Posted by: --- at May 26, 2014 08:20 AM (MMC8r)

69 A few, mostly forgotten, battle casualties.

Polar Bear Expedition, Northwest Russia, 1918-1919; About 5,000 U.S. Army troops landed in Arkhangelsk, Russia as part of the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War and fought the Red Army. Approx 220 died (half from battle).

American Expeditionary Force Siberia, Russia, 1918-1920; About 8000 U.S. Army troops landed in Vladivostok, Russia as part of the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. Approx 200 died.

USS Panay PR-5; Nanking, China, December 17, 1937. Navy gunboat attacked and sunk by Japanese aircraft. 3 dead, 45 wounded.

USS Kearny DD-432; North Atlantic, October 17, 1941. She provided convoy escort duty for material shipped to Great Britain. Torpedoed by a German submarine she made port for repairs. 11 died.

USS Reuben James DD-245; North Atlantic, October 31, 1941. She provided convoy escort duty for material shipped to Great Britain.
Torpedoed by a German submarine she sank with the loss of 115 of her crew of 159. Short newspaper article about one of the crew who was killed.
http://tinyurl.com/lzvbbgm

USS Liberty AGTR-5; Eastern Med, June 8, 1967. Technical Research Ship attacked by Israeli air and naval forces. 171 wounded and 34 killed.

1969 EC-121 Shootdown Incident; Sea of Japan, April 15, 1969. A US Navy Lockheed EC-121M Warning Star on a reconnaissance mission was shot down by a North Korean MiG-17. All 31 on board were killed.

USS Stark FFG-31; Persian Gulf, May 17, 1987. Attacked by an Iraqi aircraft during the Iraq-Iran War by two missiles. 21 wounded and 37 killed.

Posted by: ExSnipe at May 26, 2014 08:20 AM (baVVE)

70 Technical Research Ship
attacked by Israeli air and naval forces.


Wait, what?

Posted by: HR at May 26, 2014 08:24 AM (hO8IJ)

71 A few, mostly forgotten, non-battle casualties.

Revolutionary War; approx 11,000 died onboard British prison ships from 1776-1783.

Steamship Sultana; April 27, 1865, transporting approx 2500 former Union POWs the ship's boilers exploded when near Memphis killing 1800.

Camp Douglas, Chicago; Union POW camp 1862-1865. Called the North's "Andersonville", approx 4450 Confederates would die there.

Honda Point Disaster, California; September 8, 1923, seven destroyers, while traveling at 20 knots ran aground at Honda Point, on the coast in Santa Barbara County, California. 23 died.

USS Squalus SS-192; May 23, 1939, the sub sank during a test dive. 26 died. Squalus was raised, repaired, and renamed Sailfish (sailors called her Squailfish).

WW 2; From December 1941 to August 1945 it is estimated the Army Air Corps suffered approx 15,000 dead from flying accidents, in the continental U.S.

USS Thresher SSN-593; April 10, 1963, the sub sank during a deep dive test. 129 dead.

USS Forrestal CV-59; July 29, 1967, flight deck fire. 134 dead.

USS Scorpion SSN-589, May 22, 1968, the sub sank, cause unknown, in the Eastern Atlantic. 99 dead.

USS Enterprise CVN-65; January 14, 1969, flight deck fire. 28 dead.

USS Frank E. Evans DD-754; June 2, 1969, destroyer cut in half by collision with HMAS Melbourne (Aussie aircraft carrier). 74 dead, two were brothers.

Arrow flight 1285; December 12, 1985; flight carrying members of 101 Airborne Division returning home from Sinai peace keeping mission crashed in Newfoundland, Canada. All 256 aboard died.

Posted by: ExSnipe at May 26, 2014 08:25 AM (baVVE)

72 Some time back, parsed over three mornings, I think, I posted an excerpt from my Uncle Ed's book, War Stories. He was in the Red Circle Division (71st) in Europe in 1945. I chose a passage with rowdiness, booze, and odd encounter with a superior, thinking that would be a good one to share with the morons.

I had zilch response, so I just assumed there wasn't interest in my posting more, but, considering the day, thought I'd fish.

Posted by: mindful webworker haz a question at May 26, 2014 08:29 AM (JKxWd)

73 Morning and good Memorial Day....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 08:30 AM (13UqF)

74 Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2014 08:15 AM (f8CQY)

What prompted this to come up again?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:33 AM (IXrOn)

75 Went to the grocery store, bought beer, cigars and a lighter at 730 AM, now just waiting for it to be noon.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 26, 2014 08:33 AM (ZshNr)

76 The more I ponder on it the more I am convinced Ogabe is a symptom not the sickness...
Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 07:54 AM (+O/9F)

In my weak mind, the sickness is that way less than 1% served since 9-11. I think it is way to easy to 'do' war when the entire country isn't involved in the effort. Bush made a conscious decision that the country should be in a state of normalcy after 9-11 and during the wars. I don't think this is how it should be. If it is important enough for the country to engage in war then the country should be engaged. That kind of commitment would keep us out of conflicts we shouldn't be in and would hopefully bring to bare the resolve to actually defeat the enemy. That is all that wrong, but it is an element, I think.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 26, 2014 08:34 AM (BZAd3)

77 3. An article by some lefty pig the other day was wondering why we
celebrate war today and suggested we should have a day where we
celebrate peace instead.


---------------------------------------------

We already have a holiday where we celebrate peace. Memorial Day.

Posted by: Powderhouse at May 26, 2014 08:34 AM (YBusZ)

78 Walter Cronkite had confused me.

And a lot of people. There are few people in history I hate more than that despicable, lying bastard.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 26, 2014 08:35 AM (L4J+V)

79 Went to the grocery store, bought beer, cigars and a lighter at 730 AM, now just waiting for it to be noon.
Posted by: Lincolntf at May 26, 2014 08:33 AM (ZshNr)



hehe

I have to plan some kinda dinner. It might rain, so the grill might be out of the question.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:35 AM (IXrOn)

80 75 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:33 AM (IXrOn)

Misguided nostalgia for flamewars past...

I'd far prefer we go on raids at Donk Underground and Kos than kill each other...

that's just me

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 08:35 AM (+O/9F)

81 Posted by: mindful webworker haz a question at May 26, 2014 08:29 AM (JKxWd)

Go fish and post.

Posted by: ExSnipe at May 26, 2014 08:35 AM (baVVE)

82 'isn't' in the last sentence instead of 'is'.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 26, 2014 08:36 AM (BZAd3)

83 We already have a holiday where we celebrate peace. Memorial Day.
Posted by: Powderhouse at May 26, 2014 08:34 AM (YBusZ)


You can't make those idiots understand that. They won't see it because, they don't want to.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 26, 2014 08:36 AM (L4J+V)

84 "Went to the grocery store, bought beer, cigars and a lighter at 730 AM, now just waiting for it to be noon."


Now, that's a trip to the grocery store.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 08:37 AM (13UqF)

85 77 Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 26, 2014 08:34 AM (BZAd3)

The generous part of my soul says he was trying to modulate the Mobilization to the length of the conflict, but I also must sadly agree to an extent TJ.

Only a spoiled entitled petulant people could elect giggles twice.

The people are the problem not the retard in charge.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 08:37 AM (+O/9F)

86 Misguided nostalgia for flamewars past...

I'd far prefer we go on raids at Donk Underground and Kos than kill each other...

that's just me
Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 08:35 AM (+O/9F)


I know, it's kinda disturbing. Why waste an ONT arguing over something that happened in the past. That is why I asked what triggered it. I scanned the ONT comments, but didn't see it.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:37 AM (IXrOn)

87
Hello from Way Down Here and I hope all the Memorial Day commemorations go well

ExSnipe - hi there and I didn't realise that the aircraft carrier Melbourne had been in a collision with an American ship in 1969

In 1964 the Melbourne hit the destroyer Voyager off the NSW coast and 82 people, all from the Voyager were killed

There was a lot of controversy about that incident with two Royal Commissions and lots of books written - including one I picked up at a book sale a few weeks ago "Breaking Ranks" by Peter Cabban and David Salter



Posted by: aussie at May 26, 2014 08:37 AM (4kqZm)

88 I hope I'm not a reviser so to speak...


Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 08:19 AM (+O/9F)



No, your memory is spot on. The trouble was, Jim had a huge inventory of good will which he burned through that night by being out of control. I don't think he ever apologized for it or responded to it in any way. I know I've insulted people unjustly before and I've subsequently spared no effort to apologize for it; it may not make it right but it's an acknowledgment that I fucked up.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2014 08:38 AM (f8CQY)

89 Posted by: aussie at May 26, 2014 08:37 AM (4kqZm)


/wave
*hugs*

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:39 AM (IXrOn)

90 It's a lacewigs-style spammer. I don't think I'm able to zap the comment so I've sent up the Bat Signal.


Posted by: Y-not gets the ball rolling at May 26, 2014 08:39 AM (zDsvJ)

91 I'd far prefer we go on raids at Donk Underground and Kos than kill each other...

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 08:35 AM (+O/9F)


Carpet bombing the cesspool.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 26, 2014 08:39 AM (L4J+V)

92
Bunny Yeager, a model-turned-photographer whose images of a scarcely clad Bettie Page helped propel the model to international stardom as a midcentury pinup queen, died on Sunday in North Miami, Fla. She was 85.

Ms. Yeager was one of the worlds most celebrated photographers of female nudes and near-nudes of the 1950s and 60s. She is widely credited with helping turn the erotic pinup into high photographic art.

Her work appeared in Playboy, for which she shot a string of centerfolds, and in a spate of postwar men's magazines including Cavalier, Escapade, Nugget and Figure Quarterly.

NYTimes

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 26, 2014 08:39 AM (kdS6q)

93 87 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:37 AM (IXrOn)

People don't understand how close the enmity in the Memorial Day Flamewar I came to killing the place I suspect....

I try not to flame people...trolls aren't people.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 08:40 AM (+O/9F)

94 I vaguely remember the Treacher thing, guy had a meltdown over a minor quip. I feel for the dude, really. His life seemed to go all sorts of wrong after the traffic accident.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 26, 2014 08:40 AM (ZshNr)

95

alright, need to go work out a bit

bbl

Have a good one.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:40 AM (IXrOn)

96 >>Wow, lots of revisionism in the ONT about that meltdown that Treacher had and attempting to blame EoJ for it.

Guess I went to bed just in time then. Thank goodness.

Posted by: Y-not gets the ball rolling at May 26, 2014 08:41 AM (zDsvJ)

97 Posted by: aussie at May 26, 2014 08:37 AM (4kqZm)

The collision happened at night. The Evans bridge crew screwed up badly, very badly.

Posted by: ExSnipe at May 26, 2014 08:42 AM (baVVE)

98 It feels awkward saying "Happy Memorial Day", but I don't know what else to say.

I've been sort of depressed all weekend, thinking of their sacrifices and how we have squandered our heritage.

I quit flying my flag after the 2012 election, except for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. It's flying at half-mast now.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2014 08:42 AM (sdi6R)

99 [i[I know, it's kinda disturbing. Why waste an ONT arguing over something that happened in the past. That is why I asked what triggered it. I scanned the ONT comments, but didn't see it.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 08:37 AM (IXrOn)


I was scanning it to see if the JEF outing the CIA guy in Kabul was discussed and when you search on "cia" you get a lot of hits for the word "special". Somehow that hit some posts that mentioned the donnybrook. I read some of them and saw some taking EoJ to task and thought WTF.


B

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2014 08:43 AM (f8CQY)

100
Herb Jeffries, who sang with the Duke Ellington Orchestra during the Swing Era and made movie history in the 1930s as The Bronze Buckaroo, the silver screens first black singing cowboy, has died. He was 100.

Known for his rich baritone and sensitive phrasing, Jeffries was a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra in the early 1940s when he scored his biggest hit with Flamingo which sold in the millions and became his signature tune.

As the African American answer to Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and other white singing cowboys, Jeffries made a handful of low-budget westerns in the 30s.

They had titles such as Harlem Rides the Range and The Bronze Buckaroo and featured the tall, handsome, wavy-haired singer with a Gable-esque mustache as a dashing, white-hatted good guy in a black western outfit and riding a white horse named Stardusk.

LATimes

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 26, 2014 08:43 AM (kdS6q)

101 89 Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2014 08:38 AM (f8CQY)

I think Jim is in so much pain and rage he can't back down and that is unfortunate.

He and I, Africa Chick, Zombie and a few others go WAY back.

He was swinging wildly at all of us, had Iowahawk been here and tried to calm Jim down he'd have attacked IH.....

I take my posting on the net somewhat more seriously than my tortured syntax sometimes appears I'd imagine and I do consider what we do here and on raids important after a fashion but I would never take this so seriously as to try to levy a genuine hurt on any but the worst of people.

Neither Jim nor Jeff are within miles of the worst of people.

I'd hope one day Treacher can find it in himself to admit he was overboard and come visit us here, and that we all are big enough to let him despite his misdeeds.

That's just me though.

regards,
sven

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 08:43 AM (+O/9F)

102 Veteran actor Matthew Cowles dies at the age of 69 leaving behind his wife of 30 years actress Christine Baranski

Anybody remember this guy? He was weird looking, had a lisp, and always played white pimps. In real life he came from big money. Can't believe they were married for 30 years.

Posted by: Sad Pug at May 26, 2014 08:44 AM (lDnfQ)

103
90 artisanal 'ette

Hi and I'm waving too now - and {{Hugs}} back

And as for unpleasant encounters here, it's a shame that particular incident happened and in real life it most likely wouldn't have gone that far - it's hard to completely communicate with just words isn't it?

Posted by: aussie at May 26, 2014 08:44 AM (4kqZm)

104 Google's refusal to show any kind of reverence to our military on this day is absolutely repugnant. They make me sick to my stomach, and it's just another affirmation of my decision long ago to never use Google products. *spit*

Happy Memorial Day to all those who serve and have served this nation. My gratitude is endless.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 26, 2014 08:45 AM (tsGZY)

105 Damn laptop keyboard.


Back to my original point, the JEF outing CIA people hasn't been addressed by that treasonous fuck, has it?

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2014 08:45 AM (f8CQY)

106 Sleep, comrades, sleep and rest
On this Field of the Grounded Arms,
Where foes no more molest,
Nor sentry's shout alarms!

Ye have slept on the ground before,
And started to your feet
At the cannon's sudden roar,
Or the drum's redoubling beat.

But in this camp of Death
No sound your slumber breaks;
Here is no fevered breath,
No wound that bleeds and aches.

All is repose and peace,
Untrampled lies the sod;
The shouts of battle cease,
It is the Truce of God!

Rest, comrades, rest and sleep!
The thoughts of men shall be
As sentinels to keep
Your rest from danger free.

Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.



- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

("Decoration Day")

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 26, 2014 08:47 AM (aDwsi)

107 "Matthew Cowles dies at the age of 69 leaving behind his wife of 30 years actress Christine Baranski "


Didn't recall the guy but also had NO idea he was married to her either.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 08:47 AM (13UqF)

108 War has not been war from Vietnam to today. They're now just political exploits and adventures. From Korea onward, this nation has given our war fighting to the whims of the tyrants in the UN.

We need to be rid of our involvement in this organization or we'll never win another war again.

Posted by: Soona at May 26, 2014 08:48 AM (oUwuH)

109 Springfield porn on "Seargent York" right now.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 08:48 AM (13UqF)

110 Captain Hate, we have little kids running this administration. There is no way on earth that should have ever happened. hopefully, the outed has gotten out of there. I don't think he will be safe now.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 08:49 AM (8wO6F)

111 " It feels awkward saying "Happy Memorial Day",



Yes, doesn't seem right. I kinda go toward "Good Memorial Day."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 08:50 AM (13UqF)

112 Oh, shut up about Treacher, already. It happened a while ago and he is not here to defend himself. It was a verbal spat and no one was killed. Sheesh!

Posted by: Sad Pug at May 26, 2014 08:50 AM (lDnfQ)

113 Morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2014 08:51 AM (rM6By)

114 113 Posted by: Sad Pug at May 26, 2014 08:50 AM (lDnfQ)

lots of strawmen were...

thanks for the advice though Pug

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 08:51 AM (+O/9F)

115
98 ExSnipe

Thanks - I'm going to find out more about that one

The 1964 collision also happened at night - the Voyager was cut in two and sank - there was much controversy but it came out that the captain of the Voyager was a chronic alcoholic...

I've just started the book I mentioned before and it's written by the whistleblower whose accounts prompted the 2nd Royal Commission

Posted by: aussie at May 26, 2014 08:51 AM (4kqZm)

116 how we have squandered our heritage.

Yes. We allowed the monster to live and now, the battle is many orders of magnitude, more difficult.

I quit flying my flag after the 2012 election, except for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. It's flying at half-mast now.
Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2014 08:42 AM (sdi6R)


I feel the same way. I fly it upside down.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 26, 2014 08:51 AM (L4J+V)

117 I've been wanting to mention it, but didn't know exactly how, so I'll just say it...

My dad was an authentic hero in WWII, he saw plenty of action culminating in spending three nights working his way through enemy lines at the Battle of the Bulge where he froze his legs. How he survived that was heroic enough, but I won't bore you.

After several years of an already unpopular war in Vietnam, when I received my draft notice, my mother wanted me to go to Canada. My dad had a heart to heart with me and convinced me to go.

My father was the best man I have ever known and I miss him dearly, especially on days like this.

I freely admit that I no longer love this country as much as my father did.

But I want to.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 26, 2014 08:52 AM (BZAd3)

118 Well time to make breakfast probably and go take a walk at Lake Murray Dam...

if I am absent for too long sound the alarms and look under the water

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 08:52 AM (+O/9F)

119 "My dad was an authentic hero in WWII, he saw plenty of action culminating in spending three nights working his way through enemy lines at the Battle of the Bulge where he froze his legs."



Son. Of. A. Gun.

God Bless your Dad.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 08:54 AM (13UqF)

120 From "The Lighter Side of Memorial Day...." I had an experience in the Army where I was hailed as a hero, given awards, etc., but it was all kind of a farce. I'm sure I've mentioned it before in Army chats. Long story sort, I crashed a burning fuel tanker into a house, hilarity ensued, nobody got hurt.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 26, 2014 08:58 AM (ZshNr)

121
Good heavens!

I'm watching Fox News and here in OZ instead of the ads you get we have little Fox News Extra thingies

Now on - jewellery inserted into the eye! Under local anaesthetic...
This silly bimbo is all excited about her super cool eye jewellery -

Crikey....

Posted by: aussie at May 26, 2014 08:58 AM (4kqZm)

122 110 Springfield porn on "Seargent York" right now.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 08:48 AM (13UqF)


Pretty decent TCM lineup today. Getting the former "Military Channel" free, WWII in Color. AMC has .....

.....Pearl Harbor.

Pass.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 26, 2014 08:59 AM (L4J+V)

123 TexasJew,

TJ we don't grasp how hard and heroic they were because they were humbled.

I'll always love the nation he defended, and love the nation I grew up in but the United States without the Founding or Constitution is just a land mass.

There's no cognitive dissonance in how you feel.

Sean Bannion and other Horde who have not checked in...

a Happy Memorial day as we all remember absent friends and conrades.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 09:00 AM (+O/9F)

124 123 Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 26, 2014 08:59 AM (L4J+V)


Mighty fine rifle gun.

Posted by: Vic at May 26, 2014 09:00 AM (T2V/1)

125
121 Lincolntf

That is one experience you won't want to repeat...

Posted by: aussie at May 26, 2014 09:01 AM (4kqZm)

126 http://tinyurl.com/q58kcj8

Brazil mobilizes 157,000 soldiers for world cup...

that is ~1/3d the entire force we TRY to run the world with....

food for thought

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 09:02 AM (+O/9F)

127 Lincolnf - Sounds like the moron force was with you.

On a much lesser note, I was awarded a bespoke 'ribbon' for saving a barracks from a dumpster fire. Much beer consumed at the award ceremony of the "Unhung Hero" ribbon.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 26, 2014 09:03 AM (aDwsi)

128 120 Posted by: Lincolntf at May 26, 2014 08:58 AM (ZshNr)

Heh...service whether short or long is life altering.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 09:03 AM (+O/9F)

129 I had to memorize that in High School and can still say it, which amazes some people.

Why? LIV's

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 26, 2014 09:03 AM (0FSuD)

130 As do most service drill teams, I noted that all three services at the Memorial Day service were carrying '03s. Just the right balance for such.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 26, 2014 09:05 AM (aDwsi)

131 Yeah, never again. I'm sure that incident is why I drive like an old lady to this day. Ten car lengths between me and the next guy before I can even think of relaxing.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 26, 2014 09:05 AM (ZshNr)

132 Happy Memorial Day!
The Gettysburg Address - now *there's* some eloquence. None of that "oceans of tomorrow," "we are the ones we were waiting for" garbage.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2014 09:06 AM (82OCr)

133 Posted by: aussie at May 26, 2014 08:58 AM (4kqZm)

When she goes blind she can always ask, "How's the jewelry in my dead eyes look today?"

Posted by: ExSnipe at May 26, 2014 09:06 AM (baVVE)

134 126 http://tinyurl.com/q58kcj8

Brazil mobilizes 157,000 soldiers for world cup...

that is ~1/3d the entire force we TRY to run the world with....

food for thought
Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 09:02 AM (+O/9F)


---------------------


Brazil is going to be the epitome of soccer mentality.

That's not a compliment.

Posted by: Soona at May 26, 2014 09:07 AM (oUwuH)

135 "Mighty fine rifle gun. "


Indeed.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 09:08 AM (13UqF)

136 Captain Hate, we have little kids running this administration. There is no way on earth that should have ever happened. hopefully, the outed has gotten out of there. I don't think he will be safe now.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 08:49 AM (8wO6F)



This isn't the first time this has happened. Embedded intel guys have been outed and probably killed. I don't know why a single nation would trust a fucking thing to this clown car administration.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2014 09:08 AM (f8CQY)

137 Off to Veteran's Cemetery for ceremony.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 26, 2014 09:08 AM (aDwsi)

138
Brazil mobilizes 157,000 soldiers for world cup...
Posted by: sven10077



Football War II

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_War

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 26, 2014 09:08 AM (kdS6q)

139
133 ExSnipe

It's a gold heart! She'd better be careful if she's mugged - Mugger with check list...

Rip gold chain from neck, earrings from ears

Grab handbag

Remove gold heart from eyeball....

Posted by: aussie at May 26, 2014 09:09 AM (4kqZm)

140 I don't know why someone would voluntarily insert something into their eye that wasn't contacts. I guess tattoos and piercing just aren't disfiguring enough for some folks. Bet she vajazzles, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2014 09:09 AM (82OCr)

141 " 23
17 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 07:10 AM (IXrOn)

It is telling that Barack Obama is the first President who never raised his right hand at all since Truman....


---------------
LBJ's military service was more theoretical and technical than actual.

LBJ was a 33 year old sitting Congressman, an FDR protege, who wangled a Navy commission, took one inspection tour of the South Pacific, rode in an airplane that was sort of near a Japanese plane and for that was awarded the Silver Star. LBJ's Army Silver Star was such political puffery that it makes John Kerry looks like Audie Murphy in comparison. LBJ's entire active duty career was just six months, ending June, 1942 after which he was safely back in Washington for the duration.



Posted by: Powderhouse at May 26, 2014 09:11 AM (YBusZ)

142 .....Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 26, 2014 08:59 AM (L4J+V)

A ghastly mess! Some years ago I heard the granddaughter of Doolittle was sent a script with his part in that movie before filming started. She was appalled at how they were going to portray him. She was able to get the script changed.

Posted by: ExSnipe at May 26, 2014 09:12 AM (baVVE)

143 I used the text of the Gettysburg Address to teach my 8th graders about the features of a great speech. They read it, then I played the Jeff Daniels version. I connected the context to what they're studying in history.

I pointed out that Lincoln's number one priority was saving the union, and in his speech, there was no bitterness or calls for revenge, no painting of the enemy as an enemy.

I also pointed out that when the speech was given (Nov. 19, 1863), no one knew for sure how or when the war would end.

The only way students can revere the past is our teaching them to do so.

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at May 26, 2014 09:12 AM (c86D4)

144 If Barky climbed up his own butt hole would he just disappear? I know, wishful thinking.

Posted by: Killerdog at May 26, 2014 09:13 AM (Fs1gm)

145 141 Posted by: Powderhouse at May 26, 2014 09:11 AM (YBusZ)

The most highly decorated ride along in US History

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 09:13 AM (+O/9F)

146 Two years AFTER the Confederate states started honoring their dead, 1866, the Union, embarrassed by their lack of a memorial, started honoring their dead in 1868.


So now we have Memorial Day. Thank a Southerner.



http://tinyurl.com/6potyj

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 26, 2014 09:13 AM (0FSuD)

147 OK _ Just read about the WH outing the CIA chief in Afghanistan. How incompetent or mendacious is Obama - there seems to be no limit.
I recall how much the CIA despised Bush and all of their leaks to harm him during his presidency. Congrats, CIA, now you have a president who thinks nothing of getting you killed.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2014 09:14 AM (82OCr)

148 Nice to read you goddessoftheclassroom.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2014 09:14 AM (f8CQY)

149 "LBJ's military service"


LBJ was a weasel sum bitch of the highest order. Worst POS to sit the White House chair until, well, you all know the rest.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 09:15 AM (13UqF)

150 140 I don't know why someone would voluntarily insert something into their eye that wasn't contacts. I guess tattoos and piercing just aren't disfiguring enough for some folks. Bet she vajazzles, too.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2014 09:09 AM (82OCr)


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It's the product of a society that tries to avoid any kind of life's pain. It always ends up in self-mutilation.

Posted by: Soona at May 26, 2014 09:15 AM (oUwuH)

151
And John Edwards, Ted Kennedy 2.0, is back to doing what he does best. Well -- the other thing he does best. Chasing ambulances:

http://tinyurl.com/ksazo9l

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 26, 2014 09:16 AM (kdS6q)

152 Congrats, CIA, now you have a president who thinks nothing of getting you killed.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2014 09:14 AM (82OCr)

The CIA has been infected with leftism for decades. I thing Rev. Wright would have something to say concerning their chickens.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 26, 2014 09:17 AM (BZAd3)

153 Sidebar Zuckerberg article:

In his first major show of philanthropy, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a splash by announcing his plan to give $100million to help turn around Newark, New Jersey's public schools in an appearance on Oprah in 2010.

But nearly four years later, Zuckerberg's money has run out, having been spent mostly on labor contracts and consulting fees with no noticeable improvement in student performance, a report in the New Yorker reveals.


And this is different from every day operations HOW?

Posted by: --- at May 26, 2014 09:18 AM (MMC8r)

154 I recall how much the CIA despised Bush and all of their leaks to harm him during his presidency. Congrats, CIA, now you have a president who thinks nothing of getting you killed.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2014 09:14 AM (82OCr)



I didn't want to go there but that is bang spot on. The CIA has been overly politicized for a long time with trash like that whore Plame and her fat fuck excuse for a husband littering up the joint.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2014 09:19 AM (f8CQY)

155 "A ghastly mess! "

Only seen bits and pieces of it as I hastily tried to change the damn channel. One word....Ben Affleck. Take out the bad writing, the bad acting, the shitty CGI, and, crap love story you're still got that fucker. He makes me wanna wretch on the spot. Can't stand him.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 09:19 AM (13UqF)

156
Congrats, CIA, now you have a president who thinks nothing of getting you killed.
Posted by: Lizzy




One eagerly awaits the Democratic outrage ala Le a'ffair Plame....





Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 26, 2014 09:20 AM (kdS6q)

157 An audio recording of "The Mansions Of The Lord" from Ronald Reagan's funeral.

npr.org

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lvxpsur

Posted by: mrp at May 26, 2014 09:20 AM (JBggj)

158 Oh, and that fucker will single-handedly FUBAR the new Batman movie. I can all but guarantee it. If he does anything short of it, I'll eat my lawnmower.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 09:21 AM (13UqF)

159 153 Posted by: --- at May 26, 2014 09:18 AM (MMC8r)

Absolutely not at all....

he would have done less damage to the schools long term by simply giving every employee a share as "bonus money" b/c now his "gift" costs the Newark School budget in perpetuity.

There's a darker angel of my nature that thinks the Frankenstein Destroyers from the Paranoia RPG had the right idea when you add in Bill Gates' trojan horse of Commie Core backing

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 09:21 AM (+O/9F)

160 I call Ben Affleck, Ben the Athletes foot. The itchy ass anyway.

Posted by: Killerdog at May 26, 2014 09:22 AM (Fs1gm)

161
Time to go get dressed to march.

I will be marching to honor all those who gave their life to an ideal.

I will also march to honor my country which yet remains the most exceptional on the planet.

Nothing these in power can do to change that.

All that made her what she is still shines through the filth befouling her at this point.

And I'd willingly go to my grave defending my land.

Have an excellent day today, good people.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 26, 2014 09:24 AM (SAMxH)

162 If I could ever do a short film, it would be about 15 minutes long, starting at the Motor Pool, cutting to the careening down the hill, then ending with my perplexed Commander having to drive me an hour north to be presented with a plaque by the Mayor and then a quick photo session for the local paper, Army Times, etc. It was like living in a movie for a day or two, a good-natured satire. Let's say that the moral of the story would be "Thank God for Air Force SP crash investigators and triple-damages in the SOFA".

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 26, 2014 09:25 AM (ZshNr)

163 >>One eagerly awaits the Democratic outrage ala Le a'ffair Plame....

I doubt they'll even remember this within a week.

IIRC, Gitmo inmate lawyers were caught tracking undercover CIA operatives, and Holder's law firm represented a lot of those Gitmo inmates (and some of those lovely lawyers followed him to the DoJ), so...I'm not all that surprised this has happened. I seriously wouldn't be surprised if this was intentional.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2014 09:25 AM (82OCr)

164 I don't like barbecue. All I can taste is the propane or the charcoal. Ick.

Now I have to go to work. Later, 'gators.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 26, 2014 09:26 AM (4Chvm)

165 Why did they need a new Batman? Christian Bale worked just fine. But, it's really the villians who are interesting.

I rewatched the last Batman. What was most interesting were all the supporting actors. Loved the judge and liked that they brought him back. Cillian Murphy (?) Fine actor.

Posted by: Sad Pug at May 26, 2014 09:26 AM (lDnfQ)

166 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranoia_%28role-playing_game%29

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 09:27 AM (+O/9F)

167 Marching again irongrampa?! You keep that up you'll be back in fighting trim in no time.
I will meet my father today for the dedication of a restored Huey at the local Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
I wasn't going to do any Memorial Day commemoration beyond a prayer but my father invited me so now I will do the right thing.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at May 26, 2014 09:28 AM (IVgIK)

168 "Why did they need a new Batman? Christian Bale worked just fine. "


I agree. Bale wouldn't come back for it, though. I like the guy but he had some conflict with them.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 09:29 AM (13UqF)

169
On our last trip the US...

Our visit to Arlington Cemetery was a highlight in our trip to Washington DC

There weren't too many people there so we had a good view of the ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and we were impressed by the peaceful surrounds - just a few kms from all the noise of a big city

We could have spent many hours there - but we were on a strict timing thing so we could see Alexandria as well in daylight

Our next trip will include a few of the Civil War sites

Posted by: aussie at May 26, 2014 09:30 AM (4kqZm)

170
Anybody watch Penny Dreadful? Just started episode 1. Love the french actress with the rectangle green eyes and gravelly voice. However, they stole lines from Casino Royale. Shame on them!

Posted by: Sad Pug at May 26, 2014 09:31 AM (lDnfQ)

171 However, they stole lines from Casino Royale.

The '67 version?

Posted by: --- at May 26, 2014 09:32 AM (MMC8r)

172 There was one scene in Pearl Harbor where Kate Beckinsale looked rather fetching in a 1941-era swimsuit. Apart from that, meh.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2014 09:32 AM (sdi6R)

173
In LA, the Boy Scouts put a flag in front of each grave at the large Veteran's Cememtary near UCLA and they do it in 15 minutes. So, you see a sea of flags go up.

Of course, the BSA is now worse than Hitler!!!!11!!!!!

Posted by: Sad Pug at May 26, 2014 09:35 AM (lDnfQ)

174 135

He was preached to me as a boy. I took it to heart and became a first class marksman.

Posted by: Dept. Of Acuracy Depl. at May 26, 2014 09:36 AM (gmrH5)

175 171 However, they stole lines from Casino Royale.

The '67 version?
Posted by: --- at May 26, 2014 09:32 AM (MMC8r)


No, the newer one. It was where she sits down in front of Bond on the train and sizes him up. Weird that they would do something similar here.

Posted by: Sad Pug at May 26, 2014 09:37 AM (lDnfQ)

176 173 Posted by: Sad Pug at May 26, 2014 09:35 AM (lDnfQ)

Quite....look for that to become a national effective policy if the donks ramp up the Presidential Fraud Machine for the Mid Terms and state machine.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 26, 2014 09:37 AM (+O/9F)

177 We interrupt current program with a breaking story: Kanye West and some Kardashian are still married, defying all expectations. We'll be going wall-to-wall with coverage of this vapid union and monitoring the endless publicity stream through these dark days of looming breakup, divorce, press releases, Enquirer front pages and inevitable comebacks designed to replace meaningful accomplishment with the stench of celebrity and fame.

Posted by: The MSM at May 26, 2014 09:37 AM (MMC8r)

178 "Penny Dreadful?"

Had never heard of it. Don't have Showtime. Tim Dalton being an old Dr. Fronk-n-steen?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 09:37 AM (13UqF)

179 Posted by: mindful webworker haz a question at May 26, 2014 08:29 AM (JKxWd)

I saw it and thought it was interesting MWW. Hard to respond on tablet generally, and I'm often two threads late, so didn't say anything at the time.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at May 26, 2014 09:37 AM (GDulk)

180 "He was preached to me as a boy. I took it to heart and became a first class marksman."


It's a good way to go through life.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 09:38 AM (13UqF)

181 To absent friends.

Posted by: Darth Cobalt Shiva, Sith Lord at May 26, 2014 09:39 AM (OY/SZ)

182 Go to youtube and watch the Ken Burns CW segment of Sullivan Ballou's letter to his wife, written before he died in battle.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at May 26, 2014 09:40 AM (/cUUk)

183 178 "Penny Dreadful?"

Had never heard of it. Don't have Showtime. Tim Dalton being an old Dr. Fronk-n-steen?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 09:37 AM (13UqF)


Neither do I. It's all over the internet and you can download it and watch it. So far it's pretty good. Victorian vampire hunters. That seems to be the think in Hwd these days.

Posted by: Sad Pug at May 26, 2014 09:41 AM (lDnfQ)

184 Oh, and it's Memorial something.

Posted by: The MSM at May 26, 2014 09:41 AM (MMC8r)

185

I wish someone would hack Google and throw a flag up there.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 09:42 AM (IXrOn)

186 185




I wish someone would hack Google and throw a flag up there.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 09:42 AM (IXrOn)

It would have to be a "rainbow" flag. Which they already have.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 26, 2014 09:45 AM (0FSuD)

187 "I wish someone would hack Google and throw a flag up there."



Yeah, it wouldn't hurt. Fuckers lose their calendar?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 09:45 AM (13UqF)

188 177 We interrupt current program with a breaking story: Kanye West and some Kardashian are still married, defying all expectations. We'll be going wall-to-wall with coverage of this vapid union and monitoring the endless publicity stream through these dark days of looming breakup, divorce, press releases, Enquirer front pages and inevitable comebacks designed to replace meaningful accomplishment with the stench of celebrity and fame.
Posted by: The MSM at May 26, 2014 09:37 AM (MMC8r)


The NYPost had a notice that said; Two jackasses got married in Italy yesterday... Sex tape star and egoist...

http://gothamist.com/attachments/byakas/52514kimye.jpg

Pretty funny.

Posted by: Sad Pug at May 26, 2014 09:47 AM (lDnfQ)

189 I was walking by the TV and heard some jackass talking about the "Most important interview that the American people need to hear...". Looked at the screen, they were talking about Edward Snowden. They're determined to turn that worm into a hero/martyr.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 26, 2014 09:47 AM (ZshNr)

190 Good morning, all! I'm still lounging in 1080 Port hell when I'm at work, but I'm home today so I can actually post an actual comment on the actual blog.


So let me take the opportunity to say: God bless all those who have served, and all those who have given their lives in defense of this country, her people and her ideals. We owe you a debt of gratitude that we can never fully repay.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at May 26, 2014 09:49 AM (CA2NO)

191 Went to my watchmaker Sat to get a new battery for my watch put in. Had a sign at the counter, "Clocks cleaned -- $30".

I'm sure he was wondering why I was laughing.

Posted by: Soona at May 26, 2014 09:50 AM (oUwuH)

192 Surrender Monkey R advisor on Fox now explaining why the Rs can't do anything about TFGCare even with a Senate Majority. They could do this now with just the House, by defunding large portions of Govt., had they a pair among all of them.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 26, 2014 09:50 AM (ojnk6)

193 150 years later we have a President who says, "I learned about it in the newspapers." When does he find time to read the newspaper in between trips to the golf course.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 26, 2014 09:55 AM (wdHk6)

194 Have to kill a couple hours before beer and BBQ time, so that's a perfect movie viewing slot. On Netflix browsing, thinking of finally watching the Red Dawn remake.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 26, 2014 09:57 AM (ZshNr)

195 Obama makes me want to wretch.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 26, 2014 09:59 AM (BZAd3)

196 Surrender Monkey R advisor on Fox now explaining why the Rs can't do anything about TFGCare even with a Senate Majority. They could do this now with just the House, by defunding large portions of Govt., had they a pair among all of them.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 26, 2014 09:50 AM (ojnk6)



Gotta admire the "can do" spirit of the "opposition party". Top Men must be so pleased with that nad shot to the base.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2014 09:59 AM (f8CQY)

197 Bing


http://tinyurl.com/bxrro9h


Google


http://tinyurl.com/cqvga


Which one do you prefer?

Posted by: Vic at May 26, 2014 10:00 AM (T2V/1)

198 Which one do you prefer?
Posted by: Vic at May 26, 2014 10:00 AM (T2V/1)

******

Option A for $500 Vic. Although they are anything but Conservative, at least they keep up the pretense. Good for them.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 26, 2014 10:04 AM (ojnk6)

199 "Bing


http://tinyurl.com/bxrro9h"


Well, of all things.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 26, 2014 10:05 AM (13UqF)

200 Obama, the first newspaper boy president.

Posted by: Killerdog at May 26, 2014 10:06 AM (Fs1gm)

201 I gave up google years ago for just that reason.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 10:07 AM (8wO6F)

202 200. He's never been a newspaper boy, probably has some aide read the paper to him.

*spit*

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 10:08 AM (8wO6F)

203 202
200. He's never been a newspaper boy, probably has some aide read the paper to him.


DOG WHISTLE ALERT!!!!

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 26, 2014 10:09 AM (0FSuD)

204 My apologies to newspaper boys, they work way harder than Barky ever will.

Posted by: Killerdog at May 26, 2014 10:10 AM (Fs1gm)

205 At least the brothers are having a good time at Black Biker week in MB.


http://tinyurl.com/pblw6el

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 26, 2014 10:10 AM (0FSuD)

206 DOG WHISTLE ALERT!!!!

lol. Correction, Microaggression.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 10:11 AM (8wO6F)

207 The most noteworthy thing about the text of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is that it does not begin with shout-outs.

Posted by: --- at May 26, 2014 10:12 AM (MMC8r)

208 Red. Dawn starts with Obama's idiot.gob reading the teleprompter. Fortunately the movie quickly segued to a couple hotties. And now the battle is starting.

Posted by: lincolntf at May 26, 2014 10:12 AM (ZshNr)

209 Barky is my boy, and don't you ever forget it.

Posted by: Reggie at May 26, 2014 10:12 AM (Fs1gm)

210 Mornin' glories.

Time to shower, then taking Mom to the cemetery to plant a flag for stepdad & walk the the "Avenue of Flags"

Then, a few cold ones for the fallen, and something on the grill.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 26, 2014 10:12 AM (4ydPC)

211 The CIA's top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama's surprise visit with U.S. troops.

The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the "Chief of Station" in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country.

The disclosure marked a rare instance in which a CIA officer working overseas had his cover -- the secrecy meant to protect his actual identity -- pierced by his own government. The only other recent case came under significantly different circumstances, when former CIA operative Valerie Plame was exposed as officials of the George W. Bush administration sought to discredit her husband, a former ambassador and fierce critic of the decision to invade Iraq.

.... So, is Patrick Fitzgerald ready to go ? This was a crime.

Posted by: Valerie Plame at May 26, 2014 10:13 AM (e8kgV)

212 @192 -- I see an opening for the UKIP here in the US. The GOP's gone Ted Heath-Tory on us.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 26, 2014 10:13 AM (Ec6wH)

213 Plame was a desk-jockey.

Posted by: --- at May 26, 2014 10:14 AM (MMC8r)

214
Good night from Down Under and all of you, have a wonderful yesterday....


I hope the Memorial Day commemorations go well


I'm thinking of all those whose lives you are commemorating today and of those allies who were with you in war - such as the Aussies and Kiwis who first met your troops on the Western Front

And then in WW11 and Korea and Vietnam...

Posted by: aussie at May 26, 2014 10:18 AM (4kqZm)

215 Learn about the tragic last mission of the USS Tang here. http://mymemorialday.org/remember/ One of the most decorated sub units in WW2, until the end came.

Posted by: Jeffrey Carter (@pointsnfigures) at May 26, 2014 10:19 AM (LnE5F)

216 Tiny French village rocked after mayor is CASTRATED and killed by jealous love rival who accused him of having affair with his partner. Dominque Leboucher, 55, was attacked with a knife inside his home. Alleged killer then ran outside and committed suicide in a nearby field

This should strike fear in the hearts of donk pols!

Posted by: Sad Pug at May 26, 2014 10:19 AM (lDnfQ)

217 hmmm

looks like seafood today to celebrate

found some snow crab legs and shrimp in the freezer

maybe make some cornbread, too

drunken crab legs, of course

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 26, 2014 10:19 AM (IXrOn)

218
In honor of Ricky Palmer Mattern who died on 3 Sept 1967 when the right cargo door on the UH-1 he was piloting on approach at 800' detached and flew upward destroying the rotor system.


Upon arrival in country, Ricky told our Flight Surgeon Dr. Marvin Marchman (deceased) he wasn't going to complete the tour. Marvin told Ricky to buck-up and do the job he was paid to do and not dwell on possibilities. Three months into his tour, Marvin and the CO, Lt. Col Howard Hostler (deceased) agreed Ricky should proceed on Rest and Relaxation early, and he went to Hawaii to visit his wife and son.


Within a few weeks of returning, he was again telling the Flight Surgeon he wasn't going to complete the tour. He was killed at the six month level vs the normal one year rotation.


God Bless all the children of veterans killed in the line of duty


Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 26, 2014 10:20 AM (nQjHM)

219 @192 -- I see an opening for the UKIP here in the US. The GOP's gone Ted Heath-Tory on us.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 26, 2014 10:13 AM (Ec6wH)

******

Yep. A simple reading of history would lead them to the perils of getting in bed with their opposing party. See "Whigs, The".

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 26, 2014 10:20 AM (ojnk6)

220
Oops

I forgot later wars - Iraq and Afghanistan where we sent our troops to help yours...

Bless them all

Goodnight have a great yesterday!

Posted by: aussie at May 26, 2014 10:23 AM (4kqZm)

221 207
The most noteworthy thing about the text of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is that it does not begin with shout-outs.


The speech was po poed by the media. Ed Everett gave a two hour speech and the media loved it. Clueless all these years. Somethings never change.


http://tinyurl.com/4ggqn

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 26, 2014 10:24 AM (0FSuD)

222 mayor is CASTRATED and killed


Replacement for Reince Priebus?

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2014 10:24 AM (f8CQY)

223 G'night, aussie.

Glad you made it to Arlington on your trip here - it is awe-inspiring, isn't it?
Dad is there, but I haven't made the trip in a few years. Maybe for his birthday...

Posted by: shredded chi at May 26, 2014 10:25 AM (4ydPC)

224 For aussie,

USS Canberra

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Canberra

The only US cruiser named after a foreign city.


Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at May 26, 2014 10:26 AM (TC6VK)

225 Brought over from the ONT, as we have a slow thread here and all:
Went to the GA Moron Meet Saturday night. Had a great time, met some fine Rons and an Ette. Got home about 3:30 after calling a service to drive both you and your car home as I was in.......Suboptimal condition.

As we pulled up to the house, 2 PoPo cars with lights on were in front of it. Turns out my Roommates sister, who has been staying with us for a few nights (1.5 months and counting) had lost her shit after having a screaming fight with her now ex boyfriend in my yard. Dealing with PoPo in suboptimal condition as the homeowner is not an experience I would recomment to the community. 3 of my Neighbors stopped by this morning for explanations after I got to bed at 6:00 a.m. Sister will be leaving Tuesday, whether she wants to or not. Getting too old to deal with this shit.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 25, 2014 11:52 PM (ojnk6)

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 26, 2014 10:28 AM (ojnk6)

226 Lincoln's Gettysburg speech and the enthusiastic embrace of his intent to save the Union, is squarely at odds with some of his actions. Military maneuvers against the southern states had taken place prior to secession and peaceful means were readily available, but ignored, to prevent the final straw at Fort Sumter. The Civil War did manage to suppress the rebellion and destroy Federalism, replacing it with an increasingly powerful ruling elite that is today's cultural cancer. Lincoln's deference to the conquered South is admirable and due largely to the respect Grant had for Lee, but the resulting Union is a far shot from the original intent.

Those fallen in defense of their home and country are due our respect and honor.

Posted by: Dan Patterson at May 26, 2014 10:30 AM (bcarB)

227 So here in Texas (at least Houston), school is in session as a makeup day. Obviously, we would be depriving our children of the wonderful gift of education if they had one less day of school. Make up days are pretty much dumb if you ask me, but especially if it occurs on Memorial Day. Too many parents and teachers just went along with this silly idea because they were told. If enough parents kept their kids home today (as I would have), then the schools would stop this nonsense of stupid make up days that have the only purpose of complying with an arbitrary law regarding the number of days children must be indoctrinated. No sane person can honestly think our children are better off from an educational perspective by being in school today. I'd argue they are worse off because this is less time spent with family.

Posted by: SH at May 26, 2014 10:30 AM (TbzM3)

228 Been there ManWithNoParty. It is not good. Thankfully, I am alone again. Hope it all works out.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 10:32 AM (8wO6F)

229 The Hill:


Bankers exhale as Tea Party power fizzles


So the fat cats DON'T like the Tea Party? I thought that they were just conservative pro-rich Right Wingarz. You mean they AREN'T just pro-business poor-hatin' racists? MSM, you've lied to me.

Posted by: --- at May 26, 2014 10:32 AM (MMC8r)

230 A spammer.

Haven't seen one of those in a while.

Posted by: --- at May 26, 2014 10:33 AM (MMC8r)

231 @225

Posted by: Timothynola at May 26, 2014 10:27 AM (gtvYE)


Please report to the BARREL for a holiday treat.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 26, 2014 10:34 AM (0FSuD)

232 Been there ManWithNoParty. It is not good. Thankfully, I am alone again. Hope it all works out.
Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 10:32 AM (8wO6F)

******

It'll be cool. She is leaving tomorrow, not happily, , but gone she is. Roommate was told in no uncertain terms this hadda happen if he wanted to stay.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 26, 2014 10:34 AM (ojnk6)

233 Please report to the BARREL for a holiday treat.
Posted by: Nip Sip at May 26, 2014 10:34 AM (0FSuD)

******

Seconded. Holy text wall......

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 26, 2014 10:35 AM (ojnk6)

234 SH
I would have kept my kids home.
I also agree that time spent with family is more valuable than a school day. I even argue in favor of summers off.
What is more useless than make up days is make up minutes. They added some time to the school day here as make up. In practice it means a few minutes tacked on to each class hour.
Worthless.

Posted by: Typo dynamofo at May 26, 2014 10:35 AM (IVgIK)

235 221

The speech was po poed by the media. Ed Everett gave a two hour speech and the media loved it. Clueless all these years. Somethings never change.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 26, 2014 10:24 AM (0FSuD)


But then Everett wrote to Lincoln later, saying "I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes."

Everett was a class act.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2014 10:36 AM (sdi6R)

236 Not to stir up crap but it can be noted the Gettysburg Address is something like a politician s lie.

Boiled down, he's saying they fought for the rights of the People, which is true on the Southern side. The North fought for replacing those rights with Federal sovereignty, which he as much admits with the "new birth" usage.

No there wasn't any specific rancor in the speech but every action thereafter contradicts that.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at May 26, 2014 10:37 AM (Cq0oW)

237 What is more useless than make up days is make up minutes. They added some time to the school day here as make up. In practice it means a few minutes tacked on to each class hour.
Worthless.
Posted by: Typo dynamofo at May 26, 2014 10:35 AM (IVgIK)

*****

Witness the Feds in action. One sized solutions that fit.......nobody. Time to give control back to the States, as our founding document dictates.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 26, 2014 10:38 AM (ojnk6)

238 SH, we're off in the Clear Springs district (or at least I sure hope so since Eldest Kidlet is still in bed).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at May 26, 2014 10:39 AM (GDulk)

239 Related to nothing, We got tickets to see BB King in August. I'm shocked he's stopping in our little berg. About a 1/3 of the price of the tickets in Aspen.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 10:39 AM (8wO6F)

240 Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 26, 2014 10:04 AM (ojnk6)

I just ditched Opera because you can't get rid of Google on the Speed Dial page, even if it is NOT set as the default search engine. Back to Pale Moon for me.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 26, 2014 10:39 AM (o3MSL)

241 Related to nothing, We got tickets to see BB King in August. I'm shocked he's stopping in our little berg. About a 1/3 of the price of the tickets in Aspen.
Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 10:39 AM (8wO6F)

****

That'll be an awesome show. Congrats!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 26, 2014 10:40 AM (ojnk6)

242 Any Cobs that can help with this fucking text wall idiot in attendance?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 26, 2014 10:41 AM (ojnk6)

243
Schools have to be in session a certain amount of days or they lose money. It has nothing to do with education.

Posted by: Sad Pug at May 26, 2014 10:42 AM (lDnfQ)

244
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate,
Those that I guard I do not love;
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan's poor,
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.

-- William Butler Yeats

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 26, 2014 10:42 AM (QFxY5)

245 Thanks Man. Looking forward to it. Going with a girlfriend I haven't been to spend much time with. It's on a Monday night, so should probably take Tuesday off.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 10:43 AM (8wO6F)

246 Spam attack.

"Time to give control back to the States, as our founding document dictates"

They don't want it, they're addicted to the federal printing press as much as the people are.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 26, 2014 10:43 AM (IV4od)

247 Michael Kors to the barrel!

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2014 10:43 AM (sdi6R)

248 Infidel,
who is the opening act?

Couple years ago, for my birthday, the ex got tickets to see BB & Buddy Guy. Buddy tore the house down. I couldn't believe how awesome he was - in his 70s, no less. Sadly, BB is past his prime, and it showed.

I can at least say I finally saw him LIVE. Hopefully, BB just had a bad night, & you'll get a great show.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 26, 2014 10:44 AM (4ydPC)

249 Everett was a class act.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2014 10:36 AM (sdi6R)

True dat.
Looks like we have some trolls?

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 26, 2014 10:44 AM (0FSuD)

250 Thanks Man. Looking forward to it. Going with a girlfriend I haven't been to spend much time with. It's on a Monday night, so should probably take Tuesday off.
Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 10:43 AM (8wO6F)

******

That would be my move. Went to see Joe Bonamassa on a Sunday night. Monday off was a great call.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 26, 2014 10:44 AM (ojnk6)

251 213 -

And Plame was not "exposed" by the Bush administration. Richard Armitage acknowledged what everyone already knew: that Joe Wilson's wife worked for the CIA, and that's why he was given a job for which he was supremely unqualified.

Very much not the same thing as a station chief in a war zone getting his ident released.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2014 10:45 AM (PEb5B)

252 Vic ...

I am Google no more, thanks to you!

Posted by: Frankns at May 26, 2014 10:45 AM (GzCWF)

253 SH, we're off in the Clear Springs district (or at least I sure hope so since Eldest Kidlet is still in bed).

----

My kids are not school age yet, but this really ticks me off because it is just a microcosm of a lot of things wrong with this country. An arbitrary law imposed by the state on the local communities that does not allow the local community to use any of its own common sense as to whether it makes any sense to have one or two extra days for the sake of education. A citizenry that mindlessly goes along with a silly idea because the schools simply told them. No one is exercising any common sense here. The class that really suffers is the class that this is being imposed on. Rather than have a day off with family running around, observing Memorial Day (in whatever manner the family wishes to observe), the children are spending a summer day sitting in a classroom with teachers who probably want to be there even less. What a waste of time and resources.

Posted by: SH at May 26, 2014 10:45 AM (TbzM3)

254 Posted by: Ronaldnor at May 26, 2014 10:40 AM (E2DT/)

Posted by: Marvinpa at May 26, 2014 10:40 AM (gtvYE)


Looks like the Barrel is going to get crowded.


You two report in.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 26, 2014 10:46 AM (0FSuD)

255
220 Hey Aussie was this a big hit down there?: http://tinyurl.com/2v7rrp
I used to live in Dampier

Posted by: MAx at May 26, 2014 10:47 AM (b7yum)

256 Spam attack.

"Time to give control back to the States, as our founding document dictates"

They don't want it, they're addicted to the federal printing press as much as the people are.
Posted by: lowandslow at May 26, 2014 10:43 AM (IV4od)

*****

Hopkng you weren't referring to my post as a Spam attack. Simple solution. Let States keep the money they send to D.C. for Education and spend it as they see fit.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 26, 2014 10:47 AM (ojnk6)

257 So endeth my ranting. Kids in school will just mean the memorial day ceremony I will attend will be less crowded.

Posted by: SH at May 26, 2014 10:47 AM (TbzM3)

258 Not sure shredded. She went and bought the tickets on Friday. The ad in the local rag didn't say. I was shocked he's still touring. Either way, it will be fun.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 10:47 AM (8wO6F)

259 Oh goodie, here come the southern apologists.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2014 10:48 AM (PEb5B)

260 Watched a bit of Anthony Bourdain going to Mexico City last night.

80,000 Mexicans killed in the last 7 years.

That's more than we lost in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

80,000.

I had to switch channels, it was too depressing.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 26, 2014 10:48 AM (VjL9S)

261 What a lousy speech. Not one I or me in it! Think I'll go 18 in.

Posted by: BO at May 26, 2014 10:48 AM (SuoUL)

262 The progression of Google:

"At least lets not be evil"


"This evil stuff is hard to define"


"Lets build killer robots"


Posted by: An Observation at May 26, 2014 10:49 AM (ylhEn)

263 Re search engines:

Another alternative is the Epic browser, which has its own built-in search engine that does not keep track of your searches.

I've been using Epic for a month or two and I like it. The only problem I've found is that embedded videos don't work on some sites. That's probably a plugin problem that I haven't been able to figure out yet. Videos work fine here and I have no trouble with YouTube.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2014 10:52 AM (sdi6R)

264 What a lousy speech. Not one I or me in it! Think I'll go 18 in.

---

Well done sir.

Posted by: SH at May 26, 2014 10:53 AM (TbzM3)

265
Spam makes me feel like somebody.
They post because they care.

Posted by: MAx at May 26, 2014 10:55 AM (b7yum)

266 According to Fox, Captain Bullshit is about to lay out his wisdom about Memorial Day at Arlington any moment now. Seismic indications from the tombs will be attributed to heroes rolling in their graves.

Posted by: Bill at May 26, 2014 10:57 AM (uvyrw)

267 Spam is the illegal immigrant of email and posting


It's an act of love

Posted by: Thunderb at May 26, 2014 10:57 AM (zOTsN)

268 Morning all.

TFG is about to speak in a couple minutes. Anyone think he'll be a petty prick?

Posted by: RWC at May 26, 2014 10:58 AM (sf6Fm)

269 Re Arlington, I wish TFG wouldn't taint it with his presence.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 10:59 AM (8wO6F)

270 I can't watch.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 10:59 AM (8wO6F)

271 Taking devotion for granted, in many ways, is the story of Obama

Posted by: Thunderb at May 26, 2014 11:00 AM (zOTsN)

272 O/T

Obama wants to rate colleges. How you think that will work out? He wants to run every fucking thing in the country. NY Slime story, maybe fire walled, if so google Obama rates colleges. Just where conservative colleges will rank, both of them, ha ha.


http://tinyurl.com/p4dvs8l

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 26, 2014 11:00 AM (0FSuD)

273 The honorable Chuck Hagel


wretch

Posted by: RWC at May 26, 2014 11:04 AM (sf6Fm)

274 Attention Corgis.... to the 15 minute old Nood thread!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 26, 2014 11:06 AM (ojnk6)

275 270 I can't watch.
Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2014 10:59 AM (8wO6F)


I won't watch. I haven't been able to stand the sight or sound of him since before the Styrofoam Columns speech, which I also did not watch.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2014 11:06 AM (sdi6R)

276 272 -

Lemme guess, his results will very closely resemble his NCAA tourney brackets. Honestly, I don't believe he has any other basis on which to rate colleges.

If he has Michigan State #1 we'll know for sure.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2014 11:06 AM (PEb5B)

277 Can we please not refight the Civil War again today? Let's honor the valiant of all our wars.

182 Go to youtube and watch the Ken Burns CW segment of Sullivan Ballou's letter to his wife, written before he died in battle. Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at May 26, 2014 09:40 AM (/cUUk)

That letter never fails to make me cry. Thank you to all those who fought and fell in service to our country.

Posted by: Donna and V. (no ampersand) at May 26, 2014 11:45 AM (+XMAD)

278 brb "savin da Union"

Posted by: lolbama at May 26, 2014 11:47 AM (jYxCp)

279 259
Oh goodie, here come the southern apologists.


Yeah. Emperor "Savin Da Slaves" Lincoln's sycophants are such a cut above.

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