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Friday, September 21. 2007
A Commander in Chief cannot†dishonor the military: they are the only thing between us and the barbarians. What more can be said? As Bob Grant often says on the radio, "It's sick out there, and getting sicker."
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"It's sick out there, and getting sicker."
It damn sure is. The Dem leadership is a goddamn disgrace. And I say that not as some sort of auto-GOP supporter, which I am not.
because they are good Dems and stalwart Libs to support.
Yeah, but Hillary is winning the support of the military. Her husband said so, so it must be true.
Captain Ed nails it.
Still, this is the story that keeps on giving - to the GOP!
These guys are trapped in an echo chamber. The base of the Democratic Party runs the party. The squeaky wheel get's the grease. They'll be shocked come November next if they keep this stuff up.
I think it's a big mistake on the Dems' part. People rightly respect the military far more than politicians.
I don't get Hillary's vote. Does she really think this will slide by unnoticed come the general election campaign? A much better move would have been for her to be conveniently absent from the voting...bad hair day or something.
But to vote against it seems politically not wise...unless the money behind Moveon is just too important to piss off.
it's said to've swung up a half-dozen or more 2006 close house races --
Does anyone else think George Soros and his colossal fortune is sinister?
For Mr Soros, 'sinister' is light, almost a compliment.
Do you remember Tailhook??? A few Naval Aviators pinched some girls at the Las Vegas Hilton. Most of the girls liked it and that is exactly why they went to the party...One loudmouth hound bayed at the affront and you would have thought Satan himself convened the Tailhook Convention. The Commanding Officer of the Blue Angels was passed over for Captain for having merely attended the professional functions at the Tailhook convention. As a Marine Aviator who never even attended a Tailhook Convention, I had to sign several legal documents attesting to the fact that I had not attended. The Navy was hounded by the media and the Congressional elites like Pat Schroeder from California for years. The Secretary of the Navy even accused his Navy of having a "cultural problem". Now, remember who was Commander in Chief. You know, the guy who turned the Oval office into a romper room for interns...The Commander in Chief folded his arms while his Navy was being excoriated, its reputation sullied around the world, and while some of its finest officers had their careers ruined. For what? What happened at Tailhook happens at Frat parties across the land every Friday night. The question I have to ask; what was Hillary's role? Could she have been the lesbian co-president who was pulling the strings behind the scenes? We will never know in the case of Tailhook. But, her actions vis a vis the Moveon ad show the respect she has for the brave men who fight this country's battles, none...Yeah, I know. Too long and incoherent. Whatever! I need to get a life, or at least a job.
well, I loved every word of it. Yes, I remember Pat Schroeder, and the whole sorry affair. When a Clinton type is president, the slimeballs rise rampant everywhere across the land and sea.
O'Reilly on tv just recommended reading Investor's Business Daily's editorial on Soros.
IBD has been laying down some heavy fire lately, take a look:
You know Scott, you bring forth some excellent points. But perhaps not the ones you think. For myself, I don't think Naval Aviators should have their behavior reduced and/or compared/forgiven based on the actions of 18 year olds at frat parties.
Yes, men will be men. And in my 'manly' Marine days of long ago I was more than guilty of "overpinching". But the 'old ways' are not always the best ways. The pendulum swings to extremes, for sure. But it is up to the professionals to find that middle ground (though that sounds so PC) and act accordingly. The excuse of the burdens of responsibility and the concurrent needed 'release' of same are no longer enough. We all need to be more mature in our actions, perhaps.
I meant to point out the absurdity of a multi-year witchhunt that costs the careers of some fine officers who weren't guilty of anything except having attended Tailhook. In my view, the witch-hunt was orchestrated by some very highly placed man-haters...Call me paranoid. As a Marine Officer, I was personally and professionally insulted by having to sign legal documents attesting the fact that I had not been to Tailhook. Apparently, my word was not good enough. It was way way overdone...I wonder still wonder why...Granted, Naval Aviators should and are held to a hight standard than Frat boys...Semper fi
If Hillary is elected, one can look for more Tailhook-style witch hunts with the added bonus of gay sensitivities to take into consideration.
I remember 'tailhook' well and I do not disagree with your assessment, necessarily or particularly. That really isn't what I was talking about. I just though I saw a hint of 'boys will be boys' in your remark, and wanted to mention that those days may be over, and frankly, I see that as a good thing in most respects. It is a new military we have and a damn good one obviously, and some of those 'old' ways will not make a good 'fit' for this new military.
By the way, did you see that Israel has now opened all their branch's to women, including infantry, arty and others. We'll see how that works out I guess.
Just saw your comment while previewing Banjo. You are likely correct. We may run out of volunteers should that occur. Which would suit the Hil just fine, of course.
hang in there, Marines--you guys paid for the microphone (as Ronald Reagan famously said), so don't let the Hil bunch ride you down again.
Tailhook was a flexing of their Watergate muscle--using the model this time to put the uniforms in their place, now that the Libs were back in town.
Navy got nifonged--except that word wasn't around yet then. Dirty politics, destructive, crooked, dirty left-wing politics.
''The Commander in Chief folded his arms while his Navy was being excoriated, its reputation sullied around the world, and while some of its finest officers had their careers ruined. For what?''
Good question. I think we all know the answer: to demoralize the nation, and particularly the nation's armed forces.