Memorial Day 2019 Morning Report

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Good morning kids. Today is Memorial Day. As we conclude the last day of the long weekend and celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer, we pause to remember those who fell in battle and gave their lives so that we may live ours in freedom. Thinking of my uncle who is forever 28, and for whom I am named after. Please keep him and all of them in your thoughts and prayers today, and really every day.

Top news items for today are on the international stage where the Brexiteers and anti EU candidates seem to have scored a dramatic win in the elections there, as President Trump is in Japan in talks with PM Shinzo Abe. Lastly, Legendary quarterback Bart Starr, two-time Superbowl, and three-time pre-Superbowl NFL Championship winner for the Green Bay Packers has passed away at 85. Rest in peace. See you tomorrow morning with the regular Morning Report. Have a better one and remain blessed.


Carentan, O Carentan
by 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 til 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.

* * * * * * *

Vergissmeinnicht
Keith Douglas

Three weeks gone and the combatants gone
returning over the nightmare ground
we found the place again, and found
the soldier sprawling in the sun.

The frowning barrel of his gun
overshadowing. As we came on
that day, he hit my tank with one
like the entry of a demon.

Look, Here in the gunpit spoil
the dishonored picture of his girl
who has put: Steffi. Vergissmeinnicht
in a copybook gothic script.

We see him almost with content,
abased, and seeming to have paid
and mocked at by his own equipment
that's hard and good when he's decayed

But she would weep to see today,
how on his skin the swart flies move;
the dust upon the paper eye
and the burst stomach like a cave.

For here the lover and killer are mingled
who had one body and one heart.
And death who had the soldier singled
had done the lover mortal hurt.

(Capt. Keith Douglas, UK, was killed in action by mortar fire while advancing from Bayeux, 6/9/44.)

* * * * * * *

(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 rendezvous? 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 aeroplanes 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 little strong toes,
The earth where already so many lie buried.

This song to my son, then, is come to its close.

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

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 06:45 AM




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1 Morning!!

Posted by: Bruce at May 27, 2019 06:48 AM (vd8XM)

2 Thank you men and women. Rest well and let us not forget.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country at May 27, 2019 06:49 AM (HK7/f)

3 Good Morning Ya'll, Happy Memorial Day and many thanks for those who served including my father in WW2 and my brother in VietNam

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 27, 2019 06:50 AM (phXI6)

4 G'mornin' Horde !

Flag properly at half-staff.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 27, 2019 06:51 AM (isI7q)

5 I spot a Gurkha!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2019 06:51 AM (kQs4Y)

6 Morning Mouth Breathers

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2019 06:54 AM (GwY6O)

7 Willowed from previous thread...

A letter from one of my uncles, who was in law school when the U.S. entered WWII. He enlisted, and was selected for Officer Candidate School. "Soon, I do not know how soon, I shall have to demonstrate not only how much or how well I have learned the art of killing, but how well I have taught that abominable art to others. I know what's ahead. It won't be another pleasure trip, but though it may cost me my life, I wouldn't want to miss it! Should I be among the many who inevitably must fall, remember that I didn't go without realizing the possibility that might lose my life. Remember, too, that I give my life willingly, that I do so out of love for my country and all it's people, even the the traitors and selfish slackers. If I should die on the battlefield, I beg you to leave my body there. Some day our government may provide you the opportunity to visit my grave. If so, avail yourself of that opportunity." The commanding officer of a heavy weapons platoon in the 116th regiment, 29th Division, he survived Omaha Beach. He wrote a "Victory Gram" home on June 11th, 1944. "Dear folks, Alive and well. Don't worry. The Hun is strong, clever, and brave, but we are beating him. The past few days here have seemed like years - so much has happened. France is beautiful. I think I'll like it better than England. Maybe all of this free wine and champagne makes the difference! You see, it's purer than the water from the wells, which the Germans may have poisoned. Au revoir, Conrad."
He was KIA three days later, and is buried in the American cemetery in Normandy, France.
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Posted by: Bruce at May 27, 2019 06:55 AM (vd8XM)

8 Today is like the Christmas and/or Easter "go to church" equivalent for homes flying their flags, which is sort of neat.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 27, 2019 06:56 AM (unJxJ)

9 Ahhh Taps.
Makes my eyes teary. Even when I played it countless times

Posted by: Bruce at May 27, 2019 06:57 AM (vd8XM)

10 As far back as any of us can remember, all of my family made it back home when our enlistments were over. Very happy that my father made it back. Pretty sure my ex wives aren't all that happy that I did. heh

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2019 06:58 AM (GwY6O)

11 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2019 06:59 AM (BbGew)

12 Moving videos and poems. Thanks for posting

Posted by: dingbat at May 27, 2019 07:01 AM (6UPM0)

13 The Marine Drum and Bugle Corps at FOX

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2019 07:02 AM (Y+V3r)

14 About 8 years ago I visited the touring Vietnam Wall and made a rubbing of my cousins name on it.
Damn near makes me blubber up right now

Posted by: Bruce at May 27, 2019 07:03 AM (vd8XM)

15 May Their memory be a blessing.

Good morning from California morons.

Thank you for the beautiful poetry this morning JJ.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2019 07:06 AM (EZebt)

16 About 8 years ago I visited the touring Vietnam Wall and made a rubbing of my cousins name on it.

--

Some things like that are indescribably powerful. When I visited the Oklahoma City Memorial I had tears dripping down my cheeks almost the entire time I walked through. An old lady at the end even gave me a hug and asked who I'd lost. I remember telling her "Everybody, I guess."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country at May 27, 2019 07:06 AM (HK7/f)

17 PDT towers over the Emperor of Japan

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2019 07:08 AM (Y+V3r)

18 This hash isn't quite as good as the short-lived "/foxy" was, but I'd considered buying an HK7 at one time. I guess I'll be satisfied with it until it goes away.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country at May 27, 2019 07:08 AM (HK7/f)

19 Oops. MP7 by HK. I guess it's still okay, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country at May 27, 2019 07:10 AM (HK7/f)

20 Good morning, horde. I have my flag at half staff.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2019 07:10 AM (sdi6R)

21 PDT towers over the Emperor of Japan
Posted by: Nevergiveup

White Privilege!!!

Posted by: Bruce at May 27, 2019 07:10 AM (vd8XM)

22 Got to get moving on breakfast, going to ride bike down to the parade and then to ceremony at 9am.
As a family we have been blessed as don't know of any servicemen in wars who were killed.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2019 07:10 AM (BbGew)

23 Oops. MP7 by HK. I guess it's still okay, though.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Heh. I was wondering. I looked up a HK7. It's a triple train horn kit

Posted by: Bruce at May 27, 2019 07:12 AM (vd8XM)

24 Well, now that I think about it I believe it was just a P7 so nevermind and screw it. I'm going to go drink some coffee and stare out the window instead.

Have a good morning and be thankful we live where we do, Horde.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country at May 27, 2019 07:12 AM (HK7/f)

25 My uncle Fred was a prisoner of the Japanese in WW2, one of the ones held in a cage. He made it home and weighed about 70 pounds, my father never forgave the Japanese.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 27, 2019 07:13 AM (phXI6)

26 Sun's coming up here. Flags out at half mast. Semper Fi for the two jarheads lost off Subic Bay in '86 in particular, and all the brothers lost since 1775. God bless you all.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 27, 2019 07:14 AM (AwVzI)

27 'It's a triple train horn kit'

I want one of those to go on my truck. Get a move on granny!

WHAAA WHAAAAAAAAAA

Posted by: freaked at May 27, 2019 07:15 AM (UdKB7)

28 25 My uncle Fred was a prisoner of the Japanese in WW2, one of the ones held in a cage. He made it home and weighed about 70 pounds, my father never forgave the Japanese.
Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 27, 2019 07:13 AM (phXI6)

Yeah my dad held a huge grudge against the Japanese until I bought a Honda .. I was In Israel when it came in and he had to pick it up. He said nice car

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2019 07:16 AM (Y+V3r)

29 Off to start the day. We got to go and decorate my in-laws graves today.

Be good. Be safe.

Posted by: Bruce at May 27, 2019 07:16 AM (vd8XM)

30 Off for a walk. BBL.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2019 07:18 AM (kQs4Y)

31 "Yeah my dad held a huge grudge against the Japanese until I bought a Honda"

My grandpa, who served in Italy and Korea, would never own a Japanese car. He always had Cadillac and Corvettes. Oddly though he did get one of those German Capris.

Posted by: freaked at May 27, 2019 07:19 AM (UdKB7)

32 The war ended before my father shipped out. The beach scene at the beginning of Saving Private Ryan gets the point across. These men were sitting ducks while in the landing craft, entering the water, and on the beach. The amphibious tanks that got swamped and sank. On an on, men facing fear, pain, injury and death. My father was spared that by the fortune of being too young. What would Europe be like now had these Americans not given everything? What would Asia look like?

Posted by: IanDeal at May 27, 2019 07:29 AM (vgGyZ)

33 What would Asia look like?
Posted by: IanDeal at May 27, 2019 07:29 AM (vgGyZ)

Well North Korea probably would not have The Bomb

Lol

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2019 07:33 AM (Y+V3r)

34 My grandfather had a number but it never got called. WWII ended before that happened. He served his country by working in the Steel Mills in Sharon PA and Youngstown Ohio. There was a manning shortage because of the war so he basically had 2 jobs. He did engineering work but had no degree. Smart cookie my Grandfather (RIP)

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2019 07:33 AM (XLr93)

35 Remember our fallen this day, bless them and may they rest in peace.


Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2019 07:34 AM (Z+IKu)

36 Denis Miranda, KIA 21Sep10.
SEAL, warrior, friend.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider: LOL, get fucked at May 27, 2019 07:34 AM (T8HPM)

37 My Uncle was Army Corps of Engineers in Vietnam. He absolutely refused to talk about it. He did seem very proud of punching a uppity hippy in the face when he got back from Vietnam. That he talked about :-).

RIP, Uncle Larry.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2019 07:35 AM (XLr93)

38 What are the rules about abortion in Somalia?
This might sound really bad, but perhaps Ilhan only wants abortions if the babies aborted might turn out to be raised in a Christian home, if they were given a chance to survive.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2019 07:40 AM (ahS0B)

39 My dad never owned a Jap car. But he was okay with me buying a Toyota pickup used. Teaching your kid how to take out and payoff a loan is more important than the past.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 27, 2019 07:41 AM (OxYQ1)

40 Morning all...

WW2 vet plays the national anthem on a harmonica at the Women's Nat'l soccer team match...96 years old! (He was a medic in WW2)

https://tinyurl.com/yygkhryn

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2019 07:41 AM (cF8AT)

41 Good morning, horde!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 27, 2019 07:44 AM (xQfPr)

42 YouTube is a Leftist propaganda machine, they have been censoring conservatives a while. Dennis Prager mentioned to VDH his Prager U video is banned by YouTube so places that have filters like schools can't see it

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2019 07:45 AM (BbGew)

43 38: I'm not sure Somalia has rules. It's barely a country. Islam is the dominant religion there and abortion is frowned upon. I would not be surprised if Ilhan was very "selective" in her support of abortion. An Islamic version of Eugenics.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2019 07:45 AM (XLr93)

44 I disagree that the cure for the Socialist mania is prosperity. Quite the contrary, I would argue. In a perverse way, prosperity -- and the moral complacency which attends it -- can breed the socialist mania.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 27, 2019 07:50 AM (H8QX8)

45 "Daily Mail" has so much better coverage of Trump's visit to Japan than our media does-of course, Our media makes it sounds like it was a frivolous undertaking where they chomped on burgers, rather than a great honor extended to this President which hasn't been done before. Because guess what-you dolts in the media-Trump understand that you appreciate a culture and respect it and then talk about trade, Trump has EQ-emotional intelligence. I don't know that Obama did. I did laugh at the picture of he and Melania watching sumo wresting. The Japanese Prime Minister and his wife were enjoying it, of course, whereas Trump and Melania looked very serious. They probably wouldn't have chosen to be there-but they knew it was important. And guess, what dimwits? Trump paid for the cup he presented.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2019 07:51 AM (ahS0B)

46 Thank you J.J. Beautiful poems.

Morning everyone. Had two days of sunshine, today looks like rain.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 27, 2019 07:51 AM (dUJdY)

47 Thank you for the link on the Trump's visit to the Imperial Palace, JJ. Melania looks simply stunning. I loved the little clip at the link of the two very young Japanese girls performing with their fans for Melania.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 27, 2019 07:51 AM (JoUsr)

48 Col Kurt at Townhall is a good read
http://tinyurl.com/y3nhmoks

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2019 07:53 AM (BbGew)

49 Greetings fappers and fappees.

Let us remember those who have given all for our freedom. Thank you.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 27, 2019 07:54 AM (HaL55)

50 I guess some are complaining that Trump isn't at Arlington Cemetery on the Memorial Day. Don't I remember other years and other Presidents where the President was away and the Vice President represented him? (Like Obama)

Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2019 07:55 AM (c4TOw)

51 I'd love some rain, Jewells. It has been hot, hot, hot here in upstate SC for several days now. Upper 90s, unrelenting sunshine, and stifling heat and humidity.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 27, 2019 07:55 AM (JoUsr)

52 50 I guess some are complaining that Trump isn't at Arlington Cemetery on the Memorial Day. Don't I remember other years and other Presidents where the President was away and the Vice President represented him? (Like Obama)

Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2019 07:55 AM (c4TOw)

I believe He and Melania went the day before they left for Japan.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2019 07:57 AM (cF8AT)

53 Lady in Black, it's done nothing but rain here for several weeks. I would gladly send it your way if I could. We are nearing 1993 levels.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 27, 2019 07:58 AM (dUJdY)

54 Morning again already? How does that work?

Just took a walk around the front yard. There's no longer standing water, for the first time in many days. The sky was blue with scattered puffy white clouds. The birds were singing merrily.

And off to the west, magnificent white thunderheads building up and rumbling. Oh good. More rain.

The old road to town that goes through the river floodplain was clear for a day, but then yesterday, despite the break in monsoons, the waters started rising again from flow from upstream, especially releases from the straining dams. Water was lapping at the edges of the road, and in one place was starting to run across the road... made it through with the van, but if it were any deeper, I wouldn't have tried.

And Mom's house got hit by tornadic winds night before last. Spring in NE Oklahoma is just loads of fun. *swats at skeeter*
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Very nice pic up top, JJ. All the flags sure do add deeper perspective to the already heart-wrenching rows of tombstones.

What a blessed nation this is.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at May 27, 2019 07:58 AM (mf0wg)

55 Re JJ's "Cognitive Dissonance" link above: Ordinarily, one needs visit a sanitarium to find people who hold two diametrically opposed ideas to be true at the same time.

Progressives are clearly mentally ill. That's why we absolutely must #PurgeProgressivismBAMN

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 27, 2019 07:59 AM (HaL55)

56 Bart Starr. Class act all the way around. Few of today's athletes would be fit to even tie his shoes.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 27, 2019 07:59 AM (7ZQe3)

57 In a perverse way, prosperity -- and the moral complacency which attends it -- can breed the socialist mania.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice


I agree.

Socialism is weaponized greed and jealousy.

It's hard to be jealous and greedy when nobody ain't got nothin'.

Posted by: mikeski at May 27, 2019 08:00 AM (P1f+c)

58 I go to a local restaurant on Friday morning for breakfast with a friend. Two men came in (using walkers) wearing WW2 hats. So few left........

Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2019 08:01 AM (c4TOw)

59 Damn. Dusty in here this AM.

Thank you so much, JJ.

May God Bless all here, and continue to Bless these United States.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 27, 2019 08:02 AM (6qErC)

60 So, I guess Soros' globalists took a hit in the EU elections? Their entire election process confuses me to no end, and I'm not reading a whole lot about it yet. But I hope it's true.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 27, 2019 08:02 AM (JoUsr)

61 Forgot I had this in my saved sites, this was the battalion my FiL was in on D-day
http://www.heroesforever.nl/Preston V Wells.htm

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2019 08:04 AM (BbGew)

62
The cure for socialism is to force it's biggest boosters and those who have no idea what it is to live, not as a member of a Politburo, but as one of its "masses" under the grinding, jackbooted heel feeling the full weight of its policies for at least one full year.

That should cure anyone. If they come out alive.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 27, 2019 08:05 AM (zBaqJ)

63 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2019 08:06 AM (8MSvg)

64 Not looking too good for the globalist looter class today. This is a good thing.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 27, 2019 08:07 AM (OxYQ1)

65 So that I never forget a father who died way to long ago:

STAFF SERGEANT, B CO, 2ND BN, 327TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV, U.S. ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES
OSCAR C. GALLEGOS
OCTOBER 18, 1937 - MAY 11, 1968

Posted by: RGallegos at May 27, 2019 08:08 AM (59GQk)

66 61 Was looking for this.
I was one of the last people to see Col Thompson and my crew chief was the last on the ground to talk to him. He died in a air show crash in England July 7, 1979.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2019 08:08 AM (BbGew)

67 https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=56116

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2019 08:08 AM (BbGew)

68 Happy Memorial Day Horde!! And a salute to all the veterans and their families.

Posted by: Jonah at May 27, 2019 08:09 AM (yYTAT)

69 My cousin died in Vietnam when some general decided it would be a good idea to make a parachute jump into the jungle. Like almost all of his fellow paratroopers - he got hung up in the trees, and was killed while having almost no chance to fight back. My brother told me yesterday, that the last time he ever saw him, he was walking down our driveway in his uniform on the way to the war.

Posted by: An Observation at May 27, 2019 08:09 AM (hyBar)

70 65. Wow. RIP

Posted by: Jonah at May 27, 2019 08:10 AM (yYTAT)

71 So, I guess Soros' globalists took a hit in the EU elections? Their entire election process confuses me to no end, and I'm not reading a whole lot about it yet. But I hope it's true.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 27, 2019 08:02 AM (JoUsr)


It's a major kick in the balls/see you next Tuesday punch to the globalist ruling class turds floating in Soros's toilet.

Anyone know where Vic is?

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2019 08:10 AM (y7DUB)

72 Franklin Graham and other religious leaders call for a special day of Prayer-next Sunday- for our President:

https://tinyurl.com/y6oobo3d

We do this every Sunday, I still think a special day set aside for this is a good thing

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2019 08:13 AM (ahS0B)

73 Few years back, I crossed one off my bucket list, and went to Normandy to see the beaches. To see the original German pillboxes still on the cliffs was eerie.

But nothing prepared me for the American Cemetery. Emotion flooded me, as I thought of my late Korea Vet Father.

Posted by: Jonah at May 27, 2019 08:13 AM (yYTAT)

74 I don't think the Islamist cockroach is confused. She is worried
About religious fundamentalism because her alleged "religion " is nothing of the sort. She knows damn well her so called religion is nothing but a totalitarian political system that dresses in religious trappings. Of course she is concerned about real religious ideologies fundamentalism, it sees the truth of Islam and calls it what it is.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 27, 2019 08:14 AM (myjNJ)

75 Lovely morning here but it's already hot and humid. I'm not leaving the A/C again.

Just read a funny/sad line, "Scat Francisco". I'm glad I got to see it before the downfall.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2019 08:15 AM (kQs4Y)

76 Scott Adams thinks Trump needs to get a real handle on Silicon Valley, and stop playing nice. His re-election may depend on it. The censorship on Conservatives is that bad.

Posted by: Jonah at May 27, 2019 08:15 AM (yYTAT)

77
From what I understand about Farage and the Brexit fiasco, after Theresa May stabbed them in the back, he and his allies decided that rather than try to unseat the Tories in the UK, they would run in EU elections to work from the outside in. Brilliant idea and it seems to be working, much to the freakout of Junker et al in Brussels.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 27, 2019 08:15 AM (zBaqJ)

78 Trump Administration Announces Rollback of ObamaCare Reg Defining Sex as Gender Identity
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Obviously, the correct move. But why did it take almost 2 1/2 years?

Posted by: Eeyore at May 27, 2019 08:16 AM (VaN/j)

79 Somalian mean IQ is 68. This explains all you need to know about Somalians.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 27, 2019 08:16 AM (OxYQ1)

80 Does Soros still have a warrant in France for insider trading?

Posted by: Jonah at May 27, 2019 08:16 AM (yYTAT)

81 78. Maybe pre occupied with Mueller?

Posted by: Jonah at May 27, 2019 08:17 AM (yYTAT)

82 78: he is getting hit from every angle, every day. He is holding up pretty good, all things considered.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2019 08:20 AM (89T5c)

83 Few years back, I crossed one off my bucket list, and went to Normandy to see the beaches. To see the original German pillboxes still on the cliffs was eerie.

But nothing prepared me for the American Cemetery. Emotion flooded me, as I thought of my late Korea Vet Father.
Posted by: Jonah at May 27, 2019 08:13 AM (yYTAT)


I did the same in August '93.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2019 08:20 AM (y7DUB)

84 I can't say seen Vic's appearance this weekend, at least not in mornings.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2019 08:20 AM (BbGew)

85 Private Ryan is on.

Posted by: Jonah at May 27, 2019 08:20 AM (yYTAT)

86 From what I understand about Farage and the Brexit fiasco, after Theresa May stabbed them in the back, he and his allies decided that rather than try to unseat the Tories in the UK, they would run in EU elections to work from the outside in. Brilliant idea and it seems to be working, much to the freakout of Junker et al in Brussels.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 27, 2019 08:15 AM (zBaqJ)


Practical use of the old "The Enemy Within" gambit!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 27, 2019 08:21 AM (AZxMX)

87 It looks like Gillette isn't letting go of its SJW tranny adoration. They have released a new commercial with "Dad" showing his daughter how to shave her beard. I haven't watched it, and don't plan to. But good grief, just gimme a break on all things tranny. It's hard for me to believe this is the route giant corporations are going, instead of just selling their dang product. Apparently, CEOs and their underlings are now stocked aplenty with SJW trained seal Millennials. Related, I'm on a mailing list for Sephora (the giant makeup/skincare/haircare company that caters to women). Yesterday, I get this long email from them on their 20th year in business and now they are going to focus on "inclusivity" and beauty comes in all types!...an obvious stunt to appeal to the SJW crowd and the tranny craze.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 27, 2019 08:21 AM (JoUsr)

88 82. Agreed. and the Judge train is rolling full steam ahead

Posted by: Jonah at May 27, 2019 08:22 AM (yYTAT)

89 87. simple, do not buy their products. I always skip them at Walmart

Posted by: Jonah at May 27, 2019 08:23 AM (yYTAT)

90 Flag properly at half-staff.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 27, 2019 06:51 AM (isI7q)

To be raised at noon.

Posted by: stanley at May 27, 2019 08:25 AM (K1IUD)

91 I plan to watch the first 30 minutes of SPR this afternoon.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2019 08:25 AM (BbGew)

92 JJS
This is a particularly great Memorial Day Morning Report. I'm finding it unbelievably dusty in here this morning.

God Bless Our Fallen!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 27, 2019 08:26 AM (AZxMX)

93 Scott Adams thinks Trump needs to get a real handle on Silicon Valley, and stop playing nice. His re-election may depend on it. The censorship on Conservatives is that bad.

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He's right. And the censorship is really, really scary. It's gotten a lot worse for conservatives just since Trump's election. It needs to be dealt with now. But nobody in Congress seems to care. My only guess is that R's are getting just enough campaign cash from Silicon Valley to keep them happy. I wish Trump would start hammering on this though, because it is extremely worrisome.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 27, 2019 08:27 AM (JoUsr)

94 God bless some of our finest that never came home from WW2, or the other wars (or police actions) where we fought the commie aggressors. Or at least in general, that was what we appeared to be fighting, though those ideals get muddied when Democrats in DC conspire with our enemies in secret.


My Dad and four uncles returned from WW2 safely, thank God. (My Mom took a boat to Hawaii, married and lived there for a half year right after the war.)

Today the liberty we won is challenged from within, and the ruling elite would gladly turn America into the land of NPC servitude, in a world run by the globalist cabal. Those EU elections are a good sign that the civilians don't want to be ruled by any un-elected bureaucrats, serving the richest of the rich. Viva la digital revolucion.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 27, 2019 08:27 AM (Cus5s)

95 Yesterday, I get this long email from them on their 20th year in business and now they are going to focus on "inclusivity" and beauty comes in all types!...an obvious stunt to appeal to the SJW crowd and the tranny craze.

*scratches Sephora off my list*

Please tell me at least Ulta is staying out of this mess.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 27, 2019 08:28 AM (dUJdY)

96 " It looks like Gillette isn't letting go of its SJW tranny adoration. They have released a new commercial with "Dad" showing his daughter how to shave her beard. I haven't watched it, and don't plan to."

After their last fiasco, we changed to Dorco razors/blades. I *think* it was Moron Robbie that recommended them here. (I apologize if I'm remembering the wrong moron. Y'all look alike...)

Gillette..."We're determined to die a death by a thousand cuts! Weeeeeeeeee!"

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2019 08:29 AM (cF8AT)

97 89 87. simple, do not buy their products. I always skip them at Walmart

Posted by: Jonah at May 27, 2019 08:23 AM (yYTAT)


I also skip Harry's which are now at Walmart!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 27, 2019 08:30 AM (AZxMX)

98 Time magazine is a particularly malignant asylum of Trump hatred. One of my wife's idiotic whore acquaintances, whose life is a roadmap of how to fuck things up, gave her a subscription during 2016. Just looking at the covers was enough to guarantee that not sane people were working there. So the fake quote is no surprise.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2019 08:31 AM (y7DUB)

99 Still working on my last ever Gillette blades. If I shaved more often probably would have been through them already.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2019 08:31 AM (BbGew)

100 The Origin of Memorial Day.

One LEGEND associated with the creation of Memorial day holds that it was started by former slaves to honor Union war dead in Charleston, SC on May 1, 1865.

The History Channel seems to consider this, not a legend, but fact.

I consider the History Channel to be full of p.c. bullshit.

But even if it were true it hasn't taken long (as far as history is concerned) to go from that to "kill whitey" in rap song lyrics.

Posted by: Case, gimme back my bullets at May 27, 2019 08:31 AM (J/KVt)

101 Many many thanks to those that have served and given their lives for others. I hope those that have lost family members believe in a new Heaven and a new Earth where you will be together again.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2019 08:33 AM (JFO2v)

102 Please tell me at least Ulta is staying out of this mess.

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I hope so, Jewells. I shop at Ulta too. I will do all I can to avoid Sephora because of this idiocy. Most (but not all) of the stuff you can get from there is sold in other places. And that's where I'll get it from now on. It just irks me to no end that 'politicize all the things' is everywhere. Just shut up and sell stuff! Seriously, how is churning out that email about inclusivity going to affect anything? Could trannies not go in beforehand and buy their products? Why, yes they could. Would anyone try to stop them? No. It was merely done for accolades from the SJW crowd. And that makes me sick.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 27, 2019 08:33 AM (JoUsr)

103 Socialism is weaponized greed and jealousy.

It's hard to be jealous and greedy when nobody* ain't got nothin'.

Posted by: mikeski at May 27, 2019 08:00 AM (P1f+c)


*To be fair, under Socialism, there's always someone that has plenty, but it is never YOU!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 27, 2019 08:34 AM (AZxMX)

104 I also skip Harry's which are now at Walmart!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 27, 2019 08:30 AM (AZxMX)


Harry's used to be a sponsor of Levin until they just went away one day. I'm thinking some of you know the story behind that.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2019 08:34 AM (y7DUB)

105 Thanks to my dad who was in Pearl Harbour in WWII. He referred to the Japanese as "Japs" till the day that he died, but bought my son a Toyota truck. Like someone posted above, he did drive German cars!:-)

A remembrance as well to the nearly 3,000 who died on 9/11 for doing nothing more egregious than going to work. And now we have that enemy elected to office and running Foreign Affairs!

Posted by: AnnaS at May 27, 2019 08:34 AM (l4l/z)

106
My grandpa, who served in Italy and Korea, would never own a Japanese car.
Posted by: freaked at May 27, 2019 07:19 AM (UdKB7)

Good man, your grandpa.

Posted by: clutch at May 27, 2019 08:35 AM (kiSdp)

107 Chief Justice John Marshall: America's first Deep State cuck jurist. Fuck that guy in particular.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 27, 2019 08:35 AM (5aX2M)

108 Many of the men I knew growing up - my parents' friends - had a real hatred of the Japanese. I didn't realize until later, of course, that that group was unusually slanted to PTO vets, like Dad, rather than ETO vets. But they definitely had that attitude.

Speaking of Japan, though, today is the anniversary of their greatest 20th C victory, the destruction of the Russian Fleet at Tsushima in 1905. (Also, in 1941, the sinking of the Bismarck.)

Posted by: Eeyore at May 27, 2019 08:36 AM (VaN/j)

109
Still working on my last ever Gillette blades. If I shaved more often probably would have been through them already.


I have two more of their fabulously expensive razor blades to use up, then I'ma gonna switch. They lost a good customer and I'll be damned if I'm going to help them fund this current Marxist/Socialist/Progressive insanity.

Why are they marketing to 1.2% of their customers? That doesn't make financial sense, but then again, neither does anything else in their warped sphere of pathetic existence.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 27, 2019 08:37 AM (HaL55)

110 My grandpa, who served in Italy and Korea, would never own a Japanese car.
Posted by: freaked at May 27, 2019 07:19 AM (UdKB7)

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My maternal grandfather (fought in North Africa) was furious when my mom bought a VW. Wouldn't let her park it near it house.

Oddly, he also wouldn't own or have anything in his house that was green. Said he saw enough green for a lifetime in the Army.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 27, 2019 08:39 AM (5aX2M)

111 Why are they marketing to 1.2% of their customers? That doesn't make financial sense, but then again, neither does anything else in their warped sphere of pathetic existence.

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I think they've fallen into the trap of thinking Twitter, Facebook, and social media in general reflects the general population.

It doesn't.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 27, 2019 08:39 AM (IfYaq)

112 The Origin of Memorial Day.

One LEGEND associated with the creation of Memorial day holds that it was started by former slaves to honor Union war dead in Charleston, SC on May 1, 1865.

The History Channel seems to consider this, not a legend, but fact.

I consider the History Channel to be full of p.c. bullshit.

But even if it were true it hasn't taken long (as far as history is concerned) to go from that to "kill whitey" in rap song lyrics.
Posted by: Case, gimme back my bullets at May 27, 2019 08:31 AM (J/KVt)


Listening to, of all unlikely sources, Little Steven's Underground Garage, last night he said that it was begun by iirc a pharmacist in upstate New York to decorate the graves of soldiers killed in the Civil War and that it took years before it spread elsewhere and encompassed all vets.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2019 08:39 AM (y7DUB)

113 *To be fair, under Socialism, there's always someone that has plenty, but it is never YOU!

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But vote for Socialists and they will make sure you get yours, and that the other guy pays. The poor people who vote socialist always have that carrot dangling right in front of them. Always thinking it's within their reach if they just keep voting socialist. Never figuring out they can never quite reach it. It's a marvel to me how people fall for that when the results of its malignancy are so obvious.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 27, 2019 08:40 AM (JoUsr)

114 i think le pen drives an s-car.

you should see that escargot!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2019 08:41 AM (Pg+x7)

115 May God bless all those who have fallen and the loved ones who mourn them. My Mom and other ancestors are in Arlington. I am grateful for my Dad who came back and still thrives.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at May 27, 2019 08:41 AM (PHxng)

116 ... fixing a joke bungled last night.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2019 08:42 AM (Pg+x7)

117 I believe He and Melania went the day before they left for Japan.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2019 07:57 AM (cF8AT)



But since it is President Trump, that's not good enough!

Posted by: Journalista Hrothgar at May 27, 2019 08:42 AM (AZxMX)

118 My cousin: Sgt. Francis F.
Sgt. 134th Infantry, 35th Division
Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts
Dec. 9, 1944

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at May 27, 2019 08:43 AM (T09ml)

119 I will never know if the 7 Sullivan brothers lost very early in the war made my wife's father and 2 uncles all go into different branches in WWII, my FiL was in the engineers, he had a brother in the USAAF and another in the navy who was I think in the Pacific theater. So I wonder if that was common.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2019 08:43 AM (BbGew)

120 Uncle Steve: Flew a B-17 over Germany, a B-29 over Korea, ended as a short Colonel with SAC

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at May 27, 2019 08:43 AM (T09ml)

121 Better head out, be back later.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2019 08:44 AM (BbGew)

122 ... fixing a joke bungled last night.

need a wrench ?

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2019 08:44 AM (8MSvg)

123

May 26 - At least 27 people have been shot, five fatally, in Chicago so far over
Memorial Day weekend, including five people shot in a single incident
Sunday on the Near West Side.


Must be all of those white supremacists in MAGA hats

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2019 08:44 AM (FRiC1)

124 Uncle Jim: on board a tiny little minesweeper at D-Day, 3 months after leaving the mountains of central Pennsylvania.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at May 27, 2019 08:44 AM (T09ml)

125 Speaking of Japan, though, today is the anniversary of their greatest 20th C victory, the destruction of the Russian Fleet at Tsushima in 1905. (Also, in 1941, the sinking of the Bismarck.)
Posted by: Eeyore at May 27, 2019 08:36 AM (VaN/j)


The Rooskis really fucked up that war with Japan; just about everything they did was incredibly bone headed and contributed to a Cock Curious level feeling that complete idiots were running the show.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2019 08:44 AM (y7DUB)

126 Uncle Bud: Medical corpsman in the South Pacific where he picked up the bug that eventually ate his liver.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at May 27, 2019 08:44 AM (T09ml)

127 Good morning, Horde. Long time, no see for some of you.

I have the day off from Radio Hell (the HQ comments are blocked there), and I'm practicing my song for our city's Memorial Day service, so I thought I'd say a quick hello.

There will be a slight pause while everyone says "Who da heck was that guy?"

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 27, 2019 08:44 AM (rJUlF)

128 The cure for socialism is to force it's biggest boosters and those who
have no idea what it is to live, not as a member of a Politburo, but as
one of its "masses" under the grinding, jackbooted heel feeling the full
weight of its policies for at least one full year.



That should cure anyone. If they come out alive.


That's one of the biggest things that separates us normals from the power-mad, control-freak Progs: they cannot (or will not) put themselves in anyone else's shoes to see how they'd feel if what they wanted to do to others was done to them. Which is rather strange, seeing as how a lot of their world-view revolves around "their feelz."


I certainly don't mean to dehumanize them the way they dehumanize us, but they seem to lack this vital part of what makes a person a human. I just don't understand that...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 27, 2019 08:44 AM (HaL55)

129 Uncle Dan, CAPT US Army. UK, Africa, Italy

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at May 27, 2019 08:45 AM (T09ml)

130 122 jt:

no thanks, i have my hands full without a wench.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2019 08:45 AM (Pg+x7)

131 Cousin Charlie. MSGT, Viet Nam vet, Winner of the Bronze Star.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at May 27, 2019 08:45 AM (T09ml)

132 Aunt Bernadine's first husband Ernie, died on Anzio beach.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at May 27, 2019 08:46 AM (T09ml)

133 About 8 years ago I visited the touring Vietnam Wall and made a rubbing of my cousins name on it.

Damn near makes me blubber up right now

Posted by: Bruce at May 27, 2019 07:03 AM (vd8XM)



That was about the time I saw it too, Bruce. It must have been moving from town to town around these parts. It was staggering, and left me breathless. I found a name. I just stood there in tears.

To all who sacrificed so that I might breathe free, thank you -- and may God rain down his blessings on the families you left behind.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2019 08:46 AM (lwiT4)

134 William "Bud" Morrisey. 347th Combat Engineers and the 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion. Northwest Europe 6/29/44 to 5/06/45. He would scratch at his arm from the phosphorus burns.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at May 27, 2019 08:46 AM (T09ml)

135 I think they've fallen into the trap of thinking Twitter, Facebook, and social media in general reflects the general population.

It doesn't.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 27, 2019 08:39 AM (IfYaq)

I think that's a major part. I also think that Gillette's executives, like most if not all of the progressive elite, think it's their noblesse oblige to educate the rabble, i.e., us.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 27, 2019 08:47 AM (rJUlF)

136 I will never know if the 7 Sullivan brothers lost very early in the war made my wife's father and 2 uncles all go into different branches in WWII, my FiL was in the engineers, he had a brother in the USAAF and another in the navy who was I think in the Pacific theater. So I wonder if that was common.

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It was actually 5 brothers. I think, because of them and the tragedy of the Sullivan family losing all 5, the policy was changed. From what I've read and/or remember, the policy wasn't common, but an exception was made for the 5 brothers. After their deaths, it was determined that enlisted siblings needed to be split up. I can't imagine the hardship the Sullivans' parents went through. The movie about them is really old now, but it's good and brought a tear to my eye at the end.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 27, 2019 08:47 AM (JoUsr)

137 Obviously, the correct move. But why did it take almost 2 1/2 years?
Posted by: Eeyore
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The list is long, and must by necessity be addressed with consultation. The guy has a full plate, and actions can have unintended consequences.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2019 08:48 AM (CDGwz)

138 1 hour documentary video about the history of the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington, and the Tomb Guards. I'm pretty sure it was posted on this blog years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwP1W4aWZEQ

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 27, 2019 08:49 AM (t+qrx)

139 There will be a slight pause while everyone says "Who da heck was that guy?"
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 27, 2019 08:44 AM (rJUlF)

Not at all; I had been thinking of you and it's great to see you, brother!.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2019 08:49 AM (ahS0B)

140 The movie about them is really old now, but it's good and brought a tear to my eye at the end.
Posted by: Lady in Black

Yep

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2019 08:49 AM (8MSvg)

141 If you know someone who fought in WW II, sit them down, ply them with strong drink, and get them reminiscing. It'll take some doing, but you may never have the chance again, because they "...didn't do anything special. All the real heroes are the ones who never came home."

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at May 27, 2019 08:50 AM (T09ml)

142 Paris (AFP) - The far-right National Rally party led by Marine Le Pen
finished top in European elections in France, final results showed
Monday, dealing a symbolic blow, but not a knock-out punch, to pro-EU
President Emmanuel Macron.
Budapest (AFP) - The Fidesz party of Hungary's nationalist Prime
Minister Viktor Orban scored a big win in European parliament elections,
according to results published by Hungarian media on Sunday. Prime Minister Viktor Orban told supporters of his Fidesz party that he
would cooperate with everyone in Europe who wanted to halt immigration.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) - Nigel Farage's Brexit Party stormed to
victory in a European election, riding a wave of anger at the failure of
Prime Minister Theresa May to take the United Kingdom out of the
European Union, partial results showed.
ROME (AP) - The League party of Italy's hard-line interior minister,
Matteo Salvini, was one of the biggest winners in the European
elections, with sky-rocketing support that bolsters his role as the
flagbearer of the nationalist and far-right forces in Europe and could
also shake up politics at home.


Why it's almost as if there is a trend happening. Of course anyone to the left of Lenin is far right for the MFM

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2019 08:50 AM (FRiC1)

143 Captain! Good to see you.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 27, 2019 08:50 AM (IfYaq)

144 In memory of the only name on the Vietnam Memorial from my little hometown.

Our nation has asked so much from so comparatively few. May someone always remember.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 27, 2019 08:51 AM (nRb0w)

145 But vote for Socialists and they will make sure you get yours, and that the other guy pays. The poor people who vote socialist always have that carrot dangling right in front of them. Always thinking it's within their reach if they just keep voting socialist. Never figuring out they can never quite reach it. It's a marvel to me how people fall for that when the results of its malignancy are so obvious.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 27, 2019 08:40 AM (JoUsr)


Socialism appeals to the worst instincts of people who refuse to take responsibility for their lives. I don't begrudge one fucking person who has more than I do, even lottery winners who are by and large dumbasses. I worked hard and smart for what I have and if it wasn't enough, which it is, it's because I didn't work harder and smarter.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2019 08:51 AM (y7DUB)

146 Not at all; I had been thinking of you and it's great to see you, brother!.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

But is it great to seem me ?


NooooooOOOOOOOOooooooo

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2019 08:51 AM (8MSvg)

147 The cure for socialism is to force it's biggest
boosters and those who have no idea what it is to live, not as a member
of a Politburo, but as one of its "masses" under the grinding,
jackbooted heel feeling the full weight of its policies for at least one
full year.



That should cure anyone. If they come out alive.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 27, 2019 08:05 AM (zBaqJ)


THIS. Give all of the champagne socialists what they claim they want good and hard

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2019 08:52 AM (FRiC1)

148 The Gettysburg Address was given at the dedication of the cemetery:

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 battle-field 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.

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2019 08:53 AM (ZfRYq)

149 I used to post this on twitter, but sadly, I am not welcome there. I know the Horde will understand my posting it here. I knew this fine young man from Southern Virginia, full of life, with a wife and future. But...

WILLIAM WINTON WEBB

2LT - O1 - Army - Reserve

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on May 6, 1966
Casualty was on Jun 5, 1966
In , SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered

Panel 08E - Line 13

God Rest His Soul

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 27, 2019 08:54 AM (AZxMX)

150 Why it's almost as if there is a trend happening.

Hey, the idiots are always saying that we should be more European.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 27, 2019 08:54 AM (nRb0w)

151
My paternal grandfather was a veteran of three armies.

As a young boy he was attached to a unit of the Russian Army stationed in Egypt, when the Revolution went down. Being an aristocrat, his whole family was murdered. He was too little (12, IIRC) to return to Russia and fight in the Civil War, so he wandered over to a British unit in the area, who took him in.

By the time the Big One rolled around, he was fluent in Russian, German, English and Swahili, making him valuable to cryptographic efforts in Africa. Once the Americans entered the war, he was then attached to the nascent OSS to assist with codebreaking and translation.

That earned him his coveted US citizenship, so he came here, married my grandma, sired my aunt and father, and died shortly thereafter.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 27, 2019 08:55 AM (5aX2M)

152 beautiful tribute, Sefton

Gratitude and prayers to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019 08:55 AM (dm05u)

153 NooooooOOOOOOOOooooooo
Posted by: JT at May 27, 2019 08:51 AM (8MSvg)

Had you been away? I think you'd been floating around the ASHQ biosphere lately.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2019 08:56 AM (ahS0B)

154 Marine Cpl. Richard J. Nelson, 23, of Racine, Wis.

Cpl. Rick Nelson, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, died April 14, 2008 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. He was one month shy of his first wedding anniversary.

He was the brother of the pastor at my happy fun church. IED attack on his Humvee. The guy with him survived, and said that Ricky was singing 'Amazing Grace' as the explosion killed him.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2019 08:56 AM (lwiT4)

155 Socialism is the belief that government-enforced greed and envy are good.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at May 27, 2019 08:57 AM (k81AA)

156 "Quite the contrary, I would argue. In a perverse
way, prosperity -- and the moral complacency which attends it -- can
breed the socialist mania."Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice


right, and the prosperity we feel we have, is not any version of normal "capitalism". The magic money machine of markets (that trade more "money" than the whole world's GDP) has made the rich incredibly rich, while our values won in wars are sold off piecemeal.


(this guy says a quadrillion in derivatives was traded in one year, while all real production in the last 1000 years is maybe $100 trillion. So the gamblers trade with money they don't have, we bail them out, and now they run the world)
https://youtu.be/0K-t090uvL4?t=2192


Besides the oligarchs, we have massive wealth in the hands of those that invested in stocks, with the government socializing the risk. (and unfunded government golden pensions) So using slaves and polluting in China was sold to us as "capitalism", and TARP and bailouts for billionaires was called "necessary", and now those old ideals of individual liberty are trying to claw back into the minds of a free people, but most want to keep their cheap servants coming en masse.


And even for educated people, the next election may well turn on whether the DOW bubble pops before the election, since voters believe TheEconomy matters most, not liberty over the desires of the current crop of commie candidates. (and the desires of social media fascists who censor us more effectively than Stalin ever could censor Soviet citizens)

Posted by: illiniwek at May 27, 2019 08:57 AM (Cus5s)

157 Commissar, I just posted that to Twitter.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 27, 2019 08:57 AM (IfYaq)

158 ASHQ biosphere

I thought we were an autonomous collective.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 27, 2019 08:57 AM (nRb0w)

159 I think that's a major part. I also think that Gillette's executives, like most if not all of the progressive elite, think it's their noblesse oblige to educate the rabble, i.e., us.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 27, 2019 08:47 AM (rJUlF)


Mark Steyn had a comment the other day about how the global elites have decided that it now time to publicly demonstrate their utter contempt for those they rule over!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 27, 2019 08:57 AM (AZxMX)

160 Bremmer left the false post up for several hours before conceding he made up the quote and deleting the tweet, which he defended as "plausible."

Bremmer set to receive the prestigious "Dan Rather Fake But Accurate" award for the month.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at May 27, 2019 08:58 AM (mf0wg)

161 Commissar, I just posted that to Twitter.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 27, 2019 08:57 AM (IfYaq)

Dayum, thank you for that, I can barely see the monitor right now! The Horde comes through yet again.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 27, 2019 08:59 AM (AZxMX)

162 158 ASHQ biosphere

I thought we were an autonomous collective hive!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 27, 2019 08:57 AM (nRb0w)

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 27, 2019 09:00 AM (AZxMX)

163 I just watched the Press Conference between the PM Abe and President Trump. It's clear that they like one another. Then I tried to watch the Press Questions afterwards (all of this is on Conservative Tree House) but could only listen to two questions. The doltish press doesn't ask anything- that you know, relates to the issues at hand with Japan but it's ATTACK! and SPIN all the time. Stupid woman says "If you cannot work with Democrats how will you be able to explain this to your supporters about not getting things done which you promised?" (paraphrase) Aaaaaagh!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2019 09:00 AM (ahS0B)

164 142 quiet man "it's all out as if a trend's happening..."

saw an "analyst" on the bbc explain that since the nationalists don't really have a detailed economic program the vote didn't really matter.

this was followed by a scotswoman who stated that most british wanted to remain in the e.u. so all they have to do is listen to the brexit supporters and find out what bothers them and it will all go away.

delusional.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2019 09:00 AM (Pg+x7)

165 Stupid woman says "If you cannot work with Democrats how will you be able to explain this to your supporters about not getting things done which you promised?"

The always one-way Republican street.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 27, 2019 09:01 AM (nRb0w)

166 Stupid, rude and biased. That about sums up the American Press.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2019 09:01 AM (ahS0B)

167 Socialism appeals to the worst instincts of people who refuse to take responsibility for their lives

==

I was thinking about social orders and the seven deadly sins

Socialism runs on envy, sloth, and wrath
Capitalism, lets face it, runs on greed
Hedonistic secularism runs on lust and gluttony
Nationalism runs on pride

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019 09:02 AM (dm05u)

168 Fen -

Thanks for being the Blog Chaplain and for the prayer list.

I wish the best for you and your fam

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2019 09:02 AM (8MSvg)

169 Socialism is the belief that government-enforced greed and envy are good.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at May 27, 2019 08:57 AM (k81AA)


But at least with the government running it, it will be fair!

/sarc

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 27, 2019 09:02 AM (AZxMX)

170 125 Speaking of Japan, though, today is the anniversary of their greatest 20th C victory, the destruction of the Russian Fleet at Tsushima in 1905. (Also, in 1941, the sinking of the Bismarck.)
Posted by: Eeyore at May 27, 2019 08:36 AM (VaN/j)

The Rooskis really fucked up that war with Japan; just about everything they did was incredibly bone headed and contributed to a Cock Curious level feeling that complete idiots were running the show.
Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2019 08:44 AM (y7DUB)
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Well, the Rooskies weren't the only boneheads. We get some blame. Considering that the Japanese started the war against Russia with a surprise attack on the Russian Fleet, you'd think we might have considered that possibility in the 40s.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 27, 2019 09:02 AM (VaN/j)

171 Hiya jt

*soothes*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2019 09:02 AM (EZebt)

172 A couple of movies.

Gardens of Stone. I was a young LT still in school and it was on HBO. So must have been what, 4, 5 years ago? That was hard to watch.

Just recently watched Last Flag Standing. Bawled my eyes out. Watch it.

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2019 09:02 AM (ZfRYq)

173 This day, in particular, throws a very harsh light on the Russian Collusion Hoax Coup attempt.

These brave men and women went to war to defend America and our way of life. They went to keep the future safe for all Americans. They went to defend our customs and culture against violent assault.

They did not go to die. They went to defend America and, by the grace of God, live. They wanted to live and pass the whole of America to their offspring and the future. If they died, well, the risk was worth it. Because the preservation of America would give meaning to their deaths.

The responsibility then is on us to preserve and pass on the America that they loved and ultimately died for.

If we have one sacred act as Americans, one national sacrament, it is Our Vote.

We are not vassals to be ruled by Kings or Queens or Big Brothers or a Credentialed "Elite". We are free men and women, who as a group control the destiny of this nation with Our Vote.

If we as a people do not like the course of Our Nation, we change it. Peacefully.

And our leaders must comply. Peacefully. Gracefully. And make their arguments next time, at the next vote. To do anything else is to insult to those who have gone before us. To attempt to overthrow a duly elected President by criminal, seditious, and yes, treasonous acts(because the seditionists appear to have allied with foreign governments to pull off their coup attempt), is a violent slap to the face of each and every woman and man who died in war for the country that they loved.

The responsibility is on us to make sure this low insult to the memory of Our Patriotic Dead is punished. It is up to us and our elected leaders to make sure anyone and everyone associated with this vile coup is punished under the law. No matter who they may be. Even former Presidents.

The days ahead may be tough because the coup leaders and backers are powerful.

But, as Americans, it is Our Duty to defend, at home, the America and the freedom, which those who we honor on Memorial Day died to preserve, in far away lands.

To do any thing less than fully pursue and punish the guilty, is too abandon the brave to meaningless death.

God bless All the Brave and Fallen.

May we prove worthy of their sacrifice.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2019 09:03 AM (CRRq9)

174
Chicago weekend shooting update - Now 34 shot still holding at 5 dead.




New mayor Lori "Grady" Lightfoot vowed that she would be on the streets to make sure it wouldn't be a violent weekend. She's doing a great job so far

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2019 09:03 AM (FRiC1)

175 141 If you know someone who fought in WW II, sit them down, ply them with strong drink, and get them reminiscing. It'll take some doing, but you may never have the chance again, because they "...didn't do anything special. All the real heroes are the ones who never came home."

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at May 27, 2019 08:50 AM (T09ml)

My husband did this with his grandpa about WW1 and all his memories/family history. This was years ago; he audio recorded it on a cassette. Years later, when my husband's younger brother was living with us at the time, he recorded over the tape.

By this time, his grandpa had died. I seriously thought my husband was going to kill his brother.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2019 09:03 AM (cF8AT)

176 167 Socialism appeals to the worst instincts of people who refuse to take responsibility for their lives

==

I was thinking about social orders and the seven deadly sins

Socialism runs on envy, sloth, and wrath
Capitalism, lets face it, runs on greed
Hedonistic secularism runs on lust and gluttony
Nationalism runs on pride

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019 09:02 AM (dm05u)
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Unfortunately, that's what you get with any system that has people in it.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 27, 2019 09:03 AM (VaN/j)

177 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 27, 2019 08:55 AM (5aX2M)

wow

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019 09:04 AM (dm05u)

178 Unfortunately, that's what you get with any system that has people in it.
Posted by: Eeyore at May 27, 2019 09:03 AM (VaN/j)

people are the worst
the only thing worse than people are the public

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019 09:04 AM (dm05u)

179 Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2019 09:03 AM (CRRq9)

A worthy Memorial Day post. Well said!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 27, 2019 09:05 AM (AZxMX)

180 people are the worst
the only thing worse than people are the public

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019 09:04 AM (dm05u)


The only thing worse than the public is the MSM!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 27, 2019 09:06 AM (AZxMX)

181 Considering that the Japanese started the war against Russia with a surprise attack on the Russian Fleet, you'd think we might have considered that possibility in the 40s.

Bill Mitchell did. In the TWENTIES.

He was called a crackpot.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 27, 2019 09:07 AM (nRb0w)

182 Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2019 09:03 AM (CRRq9)

Well put. Thank you

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2019 09:07 AM (EZebt)

183 God be with the moms and dads and wives and kids of those who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, and did not make it back. The war dead of this generation.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2019 09:07 AM (lwiT4)

184
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

From For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 27, 2019 09:08 AM (EgshT)

185 New mayor Lori "Grady" Lightfoot vowed that she would be on the streets to make sure it wouldn't be a violent weekend. She's doing a great job so far

Sorry, but Chicago is getting what they deserve. The stupid runs high there. They get no sympathy from me.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 27, 2019 09:08 AM (dUJdY)

186 I wish the best for you and your fam
Posted by: JT at May 27, 2019 09:02 AM (8MSvg)

You're most welcome and I wish the same to you and yours!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2019 09:08 AM (ahS0B)

187 So happy for Marine Le Pen - never thought they'd let her win

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019 09:10 AM (dm05u)

188 Then I tried to watch the Press Questions afterwards (all of this is on Conservative Tree House) but could only listen to two questions.

--

Press conferences are nothing but Democrat Operatives working in concert with the Democrat Party. They are not intelligent, thoughtful questioners. They are there to attack and spin against any R president, most especially for Donald Trump. And flipside, they are there to fluff for, coverup for and slobber over any D politician and/or president. They are not the press, and I don't think of them as such. They are straight up Democrat Operatives.

Of course, I'm saying things we all know...

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 27, 2019 09:11 AM (JoUsr)

189 181 Considering that the Japanese started the war against Russia with a surprise attack on the Russian Fleet, you'd think we might have considered that possibility in the 40s.

Bill Mitchell did. In the TWENTIES.

He was called a crackpot.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 27, 2019 09:07 AM (nRb0w)
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He was a crackpot. He thought aircraft carriers were a waste of money (yes, he did.) Fighters, too. And he thought that level bombers could destroy ships - you know, the way the B-17s dominated at Midway.

Don't believe the propaganda, the fight was between two air minded men, Mitchell and Moffett. And Moffett had the better case.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 27, 2019 09:11 AM (VaN/j)

190 Capitalism, lets face it, runs on greed

I would say "self interest" which can be taken to excess.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2019 09:11 AM (y7DUB)

191 wow
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019

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Yeah... his life was pretty much a sad nightmare until the last five years or so. He died young and never got to enjoy the fruits of his considerable labors.

I remember this whenever I feel tempted to be all sorry for myself.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 27, 2019 09:12 AM (5aX2M)

192 Sorry movie name was Last Flag Flying.

Available on Prime.

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2019 09:12 AM (ZfRYq)

193 I post this, as I do every Memorial Day, because it is all that I can do. I do not forget, and I will not forget.

Other people could make longer lists, but this is mine. Friends, comrades-in-arms. Requiescat in pace guys, I think about you often.
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ROBERT NELSON MORDEN
PFC - E2 - Marine Corps - Regular

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Dec 19, 1967
Casualty was on Feb 8, 1968
In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
-----------------------------

LLOYD WHITFIELD MOORE
HN - E3 - Navy - Regular

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jan 15, 1968
Casualty was on Feb 25, 1968
In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
--------------------------


CRAIG PHILIP AVERILL
CPL - E4 - Army - Regular
101st Airborne Division

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jun 12, 1967
Casualty was on Mar 26, 1968
In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
----------------------

GLENN BRANSON HAINES JR
PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
18th Eng Bde

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Nov 26, 1968
Casualty was on Mar 6, 1969
In , SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL SELF-DESTRUCTION
Body was recovered
--------------------------

JOE WOFFORD EUBANKS
CAPT - O3 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE

His tour began on Nov 13, 1971
Casualty was on Jun 2, 1972
In PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
-----------

RICHARD MICHAEL CAMPBELL
SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service
9th Infantry Division

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Apr 2, 1968
Casualty was on May 7, 1968
In GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
DROWNED, SUFFOCATED
Body was recovered

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2019 09:12 AM (XeU6L)

194 How about:
Democratic socialism is the belief that stealing is good as long as you vote on who you will steal from first.

Naturally, any who would object to having their money stolen will be derided as greedy and selfish

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at May 27, 2019 09:13 AM (k81AA)

195
Did you catch this line in the article about Peter Buttplug?

"the potential of the first openly gay married president in American history"

A gay writer in a mainstream mag just confirmed Barky is Gay.

The article is hilarious BTW. Gay white men are normies now, and to be shunned by the ProgTards.

Posted by: Great One, The Cunning Stunt at May 27, 2019 09:13 AM (AFzCY)

196 Howard Samuel Pontuck
Cullum: 26613
Class: 66 USMA
Cadet Company: C3
Date of Birth: October 2, 1943
Date of Death: March 8, 1968 - V

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2019 09:15 AM (jVskS)

197 Did you catch this line in the article about Peter Buttplug?

"the potential of the first openly gay married president in American history"

A gay writer in a mainstream mag just confirmed Barky is Gay.

The article is hilarious BTW. Gay white men are normies now, and to be shunned by the ProgTards.


Posted by: Great One, The Cunning Stunt at May 27, 2019 09:13 AM (AFzCY)


It looks like the MFM are all running with the "first openly gay" line. They did that for Lori Dykefoot too. Not sure why, but I've been seeing "first openly" used a lot lately

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2019 09:15 AM (FRiC1)

198 And don't think it hasn't occurred to me that the reason we have such weak arguments against socialism is because we've, so many time, agreed to just a little bit more taxes to pay for just a few more government programs.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at May 27, 2019 09:15 AM (k81AA)

199 Of course white gays are horrible, just like how white women are the problem with abortion.

You know, white people destroying the planet.

Like usual

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2019 09:15 AM (ZfRYq)

200 167
I was thinking about social orders and the seven deadly sins

Socialism runs on envy, sloth, and wrath
Capitalism, lets face it, runs on greed
Hedonistic secularism runs on lust and gluttony
Nationalism runs on pride

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019 09:02 AM (dm05u)


I'd argue that socialism is greedier than capitalism. Capitalists want to keep what they earn, while socialists want what others have earned.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2019 09:16 AM (sdi6R)

201 So happy for Marine Le Pen - never thought they'd let her win
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019 09:10 AM (dm05u)


She's been demonized more than any current Euro in recent memory, at least by our domestic dolts. I imagine some of the deadwood at State are very unhappy.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2019 09:16 AM (y7DUB)

202 Thank you and God Bless those who have fallen in service to us all.

Saying a prayer of remembrance on this Memorial Day.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2019 09:16 AM (m45I2)

203 Memorial Day limerick at the link in my nick.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2019 09:17 AM (m45I2)

204 Well said, naturalfake.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 27, 2019 09:19 AM (HaL55)

205 Of course white gays are horrible, just like how white women are the problem with abortion.



You know, white people destroying the planet.



Like usual

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2019 09:15 AM (ZfRYq)

Buttplug should ditch his current paramour and hook up with Barry and then Barry could be be the only person to be president and First Lady. Another historic first for the commie queer

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2019 09:19 AM (FRiC1)

206 @196 there is a book The Long Grey Line about West Point Class of 66. That was the year I was born. Let's see, nought from nought is nought, carry the 2, 29 years ago. Class of 66 had the highest casualty rate in Vietnam.

I started readin, the first part which was multiple bio sketches of members of the class.

I got to the middle of the book, and closed it. Too many of those stories were so much like the guys I knew. And I knew what was coming. I closed that book and put it down and never picked it up again.

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2019 09:20 AM (ZfRYq)

207 I just discovered I have a bottle of ready to drink Margaritas. Its been in the pantry for at least 3 years. Think it's still good?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 27, 2019 09:23 AM (dUJdY)

208 I just discovered I have a bottle of ready to drink Margaritas. Its been in the pantry for at least 3 years. Think it's still good?
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 27, 2019 09:23 AM (dUJdY)

Ummmmmmmm........Yes.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2019 09:24 AM (Z+IKu)

209 I got to the middle of the book, and closed it. Too many of those stories were so much like the guys I knew. And I knew what was coming. I closed that book and put it down and never picked it up again.
Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2019 09:20 AM (ZfRYq)

My cousin with in the class of 66. So we got to know a lot of his fellow classmates, especially the Jewish ones. Because of that my dad got involved in the building of the Jewish Chapel up there. And Howie got killed in Vietnam leaving a mother in Brooklyn all alone. My dad kept in touch with her

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2019 09:25 AM (jVskS)

210 Posted by: Jewells45 at May 27, 2019 09:23 AM (dUJdY)

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Unopened? Probably. If it's been sealed and kept out of sunlight, it's basically a bottle of preservatives- sugar and alcohol.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 27, 2019 09:25 AM (5aX2M)

211 I'd argue that socialism is greedier than capitalism. Capitalists want to keep what they earn, while socialists want what others have earned.
Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2019 09:16 AM (sdi6R)

they covet their neighbors goods

in fact we could do another list on how many Commandments must be broken for Socialism

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019 09:25 AM (dm05u)

212 I just discovered I have a bottle of ready to drink Margaritas. Its been in the pantry for at least 3 years. Think it's still good?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 27, 2019 09:23 AM (dUJdY)


Definitely not. To be safe, you should send it to me for evaluation and I will post the results here on AoS!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 27, 2019 09:26 AM (AZxMX)

213 I would say "self interest" which can be taken to excess.

I'm transitioning to "free market" instead of "capitalism." Self-interest when done the right way is good for everyone. That means the law respects private property, personal responsibility and equality of all before it.


There's nothing wrong with making money honestly and fairly.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 27, 2019 09:26 AM (HaL55)

214 This is more of a Book Thread question (don't worry, no one has to put on pants), but what is the best book on D-Day? I have a large collection of military history books, but surprisingly nothing on D-Day.

Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2019 09:27 AM (Izzlo)

215
I just discovered I have a bottle of ready to drink Margaritas. Its
been in the pantry for at least 3 years. Think it's still good?


Moron Breakfast FTW!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 27, 2019 09:28 AM (HaL55)

216 May we never forget the fallen. They paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country and our freedom. God bless them. Hopefully the freedoms they fought for our never lost.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2019 09:28 AM (n13/j)

217 YAY! This is like finding gold! Margarita's for everyone!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 27, 2019 09:30 AM (dUJdY)

218 we are a nation conceived in liberty, not in "global capitalism".

The greed of so called "capitalism" is why we have a government of the people by the people for the people. To constrain those greeds, keep them in check with rule of law (unfair practices of liars, forgers, cheats, thieves). Instead we now have government serving the richest, serving the markets.


"It's the economy stupid" was true in the sense voters had learned to concentrate on that issue ... but it was in the face of Carter's malaise, and should not be applied to putting the economy above liberty.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 27, 2019 09:31 AM (Cus5s)

219 There's nothing wrong with making money honestly and fairly.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 27, 2019 09:26 AM (HaL55)

making money honestly yes
"fairly" is a Leftist word now though

I do like free enterprise rather than capitalism

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019 09:32 AM (dm05u)

220 Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2019 09:03 AM (CRRq9)

Very well stated. VERY well stated.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 27, 2019 09:32 AM (AwVzI)

221 Socialism runs on envy, sloth, and wrath
Capitalism, lets face it, runs on greed
Hedonistic secularism runs on lust and gluttony
Nationalism runs on pride

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019 09:02 AM (dm05u)

The more we get government out of the marketplace the more we become s Free Market system. The inherent and God given free will of mankind acknowledges that we are allowed to make choices, even bad choices, but they are our choices to live with.

Progressives routinely ignore (fight) this natural state of man believing that someone better can either make a choice or force the choice to be made that best helps the state. Many times the consequences are born not just by the person, but by other persons in no way responsible for the decision, yet now through policies (taxes ,regulation, etc.) bares a substantial cost.

What is also very disturbing is that as Progressives start of slowly distorting the free will and movement of a market it eventually becomes a most completely unsustainable marketplace. Ethanol is neither renewable or sustainable resource. It kills land. I kills brown and black people by increases food costs around the world. It destroyed engines. And looks the how people line up to become President all have to march up to Iowa and bow before King Corn to get their blessings.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2019 09:32 AM (JFO2v)

222 Buttplug should ditch his current paramour and hook
up with Barry and then Barry could be be the only person to be president
and First Lady. Another historic first for the commie queer





Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2019 09:19 AM

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Plus he could run for President again if he came out as a female and changed his name.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 27, 2019 09:32 AM (JUOKG)

223 Buttplug should ditch his current paramour and hook up with Barry and then Barry could be be the only person to be president and First Lady. Another historic first for the commie queer
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2019 09:19 AM (FRiC1)


I think he was the first Preznit to confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2019 09:33 AM (y7DUB)

224
Nood.

Have a great day, all.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 27, 2019 09:33 AM (zBaqJ)

225 190 Capitalism, lets face it, runs on greed

I would say "self interest" which can be taken to excess.
Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2019 09:11 AM (y7DUB)

only 4 ways to spend $$

your $$ on yourself
your $$ on someone your love/care
others $$ on you
other $$ on others

Only 1 of those gets it right most of the time.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2019 09:34 AM (JFO2v)

226 166 Stupid, rude and biased. That about sums up the American Press

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Close. Journalists worldwide are ignorant, arrogant, dishonest, lazy, and stupid.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at May 27, 2019 09:34 AM (Xr82S)

227 Time to go to the local Memorial Day ceremony.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2019 09:35 AM (sdi6R)

228 Luckily all of my relatives who went to war that I'm aware of survived:

Grandpa, Army, WWII, wounded in Battle of the Bulge
Great Uncle Charlie, Army Air Corp, WWII
Uncle Ed, USN Pilot, Lieutenant Commander of reconnaissance squadron, Vietnam
Cousin Stephen, Vietnam

All are deceased, and all wound up with drinking problems after their combat experiences. Can't imagine what they went through.

I wish I'd spoken more to all of them more about their experiences, especially Grandpa.

He was always reticent when the subject was brought up.

God bless all who have served our country, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice - and their families.

Posted by: Marybeth at May 27, 2019 09:36 AM (MEgUr)

229 I think he was the first Preznit to confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2019 09:33 AM (y7DUB)


He probably didn't have a clue or care, but Haley Joel Obama said he saw some of those we honored on Memorial Day

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2019 09:36 AM (2RalS)

230 206 Blaster

great but Sad book.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2019 09:36 AM (JFO2v)

231 211 I'd argue that socialism is greedier than capitalism. Capitalists want to keep what they earn, while socialists want what others have earned.
Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2019 09:16 AM (sdi6R)

they covet their neighbors goods

in fact we could do another list on how many Commandments must be broken for Socialism
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019 09:25 AM (dm05u)

all of them

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2019 09:37 AM (JFO2v)

232 He probably didn't have a clue or care, but Haley Joel Obama said he saw some of those we honored on Memorial Day
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2019 09:36 AM (2RalS)

The only talent Shit Midas had was reading a teleprompter. And he wasn't really good at that either.

Posted by: Marybeth at May 27, 2019 09:38 AM (MEgUr)

233 Have a great and meaningful Memorial Day, J.J., and thanks for all your efforts for freedom. They would appreciate it.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 27, 2019 09:40 AM (Ndje9)

234 100
The Origin of Memorial Day.



One LEGEND associated with the creation of Memorial day holds that
it was started by former slaves to honor Union war dead in Charleston,
SC on May 1, 1865.



The History Channel seems to consider this, not a legend, but fact.

===

"... Both the Union and the Confederacy began honoring lost soldiers before the war even ended, as war widows combed battlefields in search of their fallen relatives.

Eventually, the flowers that mourners left at the graves across the nation merged with the May celebrations of freed slaves to form a national Memorial Day, Blight said.

The celebration of this holiday, which gained an official designation on May 30, 1868 began falling out of practice in the beginning of the 20th century, but then reentered popular practice during World War I ..."

https://tinyurl.com/y3srzsna

Posted by: stanley at May 27, 2019 09:47 AM (K1IUD)

235 The Ten Commandments VS Socialism:

1. You shall have no other gods before Me VS there is no God, only the State

2. You shall not make unto you any graven image... VS commie iconography and its various cults

3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain VS using false piety to justify Socialist crimes aka "Jesus was a socialist" fallacy

4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy VS desecration of religious rituals most notably gay marriage

5. Honor your father and your mother VS Destroy the family because the State is mother and father

6. You shall not murder VS we are always just one mass purge away from utopia; not to mention euthanasia and abortion

7. You shall not commit adultery VS marriage is a joke

8. You shall not steal VS there is no personal property, everything belongs to the State, including you

9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor VS you shall parrot the PC party lie of the day

10. You shall not covet your neighbor's house .... VS all your neighbor's stuff belongs to you* now! ( well actually it belongs to the State, but still, it got taken away from your neighbor and that showed him! Hah!)


Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 27, 2019 09:50 AM (dm05u)

236 Re the first "openly" gay POTUS, there are some historians who speculate that James Buchanan (1857-1861) was actually the first gay prez, based on his being the only prez who never married (his fiancée committed suicide) and his close relationship with a male Congressman. Of course modern historians read a lot into 19th century customs and mores but who knows....

Posted by: Secret Square at May 27, 2019 10:02 AM (9WuX0)

237 Pete could marry bofe Obamas in Utah.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 27, 2019 10:19 AM (RuIsu)

238 The Old Man was not KIA in Vietnam but badly wounded. He never talked about it, but I'm pretty sure he lost comrades -in-arms. A few months before he passed away, he made a comment that "people that haven't been in combat don't understand non-sexual love" while we were watching a military history documentary together.

Let us remember the men of the 53rd "Sea Bee" Battalion, III Marine Amphibious Force, Vietnam 1968-69.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 27, 2019 11:03 AM (5Yee7)

239 people that haven't been in combat don't understand non-sexual love

I think people who have been in combat have an extraordinary bond that yes, other people who haven't been in realize can't fully understand.

However. I have had a great deal of love for female friends because we have been through things for decades. It is not sexual; I don't want to jump their bones, but I imagine that men who haven't been in combat but whose male friends who supported them through think and thin can feel the same way. That's why it really annoys me when the leftist LBGT assume, for instance David and Jonathan were "Getting it on" because he loved him more than a brother

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2019 11:25 AM (ahS0B)

240 meant "people who haven't been in really can't Understand"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2019 11:26 AM (ahS0B)

241 69
One of our Drill Sargents lost a brother in that jump.
He was vociferously bitter.

Posted by: Waepnedmann at May 27, 2019 07:24 PM (lcyC/)

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