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Just back from vacation

Did you notice I was gone?  Well, not totally gone, because I always manage to stay connected wherever I go.

I was gone for 10 days, but thankfully everything seemed to hold together pretty well.

Unfairenheit 9/11

Here's a great article about the pathetic recent Michael Moore movie.  I especially loved the Orwell quote at the end.  Fringe radicals like Moore love to compare world events to the writings of George Orwell, but they never stop to think past the most obvious.  Orwell actually despised pacifists like them, as is clear in this quote:

The majority of pacifists either belong to obscure religious sects or are simply humanitarians who object to taking life and prefer not to follow their thoughts beyond that point. But there is a minority of intellectual pacifists, whose real though unacknowledged motive appears to be hatred of western democracy and admiration for totalitarianism. Pacifist propaganda usually boils down to saying that one side is as bad as the other, but if one looks closely at the writing of the younger intellectual pacifists, one finds that they do not by any means express impartial disapproval but are directed almost entirely against Britain and the United States...

Further:

If Michael Moore had had his way, Slobodan Milosevic would still be the big man in a starved and tyrannical Serbia. Bosnia and Kosovo would have been cleansed and annexed. If Michael Moore had been listened to, Afghanistan would still be under Taliban rule, and Kuwait would have remained part of Iraq. And Iraq itself would still be the personal property of a psychopathic crime family, bargaining covertly with the slave state of North Korea for WMD. You might hope that a retrospective awareness of this kind would induce a little modesty. To the contrary, it is employed to pump air into one of the great sagging blimps of our sorry, mediocre, celeb-rotten culture. Rock the vote, indeed.

Be sure to check the whole thing out:

http://slate.msn.com/id/2102723/

Could It Be Said Any Better?

The following passage is currently making the rounds in e-mail.  I don't think it could be said any better.


I sat in a movie theater watching "Schindler's List" and asked myself, "Why didn't the Jews fight back?"

Now I know why.


I sat in a movie theater watching "Pearl Harbor" and asked myself, "Why weren't we prepared?"


Now I know why.


Civilized people cannot fathom, much less predict, the actions of evil people.


On September 11, dozens of capable airplane passengers allowed themselves to be overpowered by a handful of poorly armed terrorists because they did not comprehend the depth of hatred that motivated their captors.


On September 11, thousands of innocent people were murdered because too many Americans naively reject the reality that some nations are dedicated to the dominance of others. Many political pundits, pacifists, and media personnel want us to forget the carnage. They say we must focus on the bravery of the rescuers and ignore the cowardice of the killers. They implore us to understand the motivation of the perpetrators. Major television stations have announced they will assist the healing process by not replaying devastating footage of the planes crashing into the Twin Towers.


I will not be manipulated.


I will not pretend to understand.


I will not forget.


I will not forget the liberal media who abused freedom of the press to kick our country when it was vulnerable and hurting.


I will not forget that CBS anchor Dan Rather preceded President Bush's address to the nation with the snide remark, "No matter how you feel about him, he is still our president."


I will not forget that ABC TV anchor Peter Jennings questioned President Bush's motives for not returning immediately to Washington, DC, and commented, "We're all pretty skeptical and cynical about Washington."


And I will not forget that ABC's Mark Halperin warned if reporters weren't innormed of every little detail of this war, they aren't "likely -- nor   should they be expected -- to show deference."


I will not isolate myself from my fellow Americans by pretending an attack on the USS Cole in Yemen was not an attack on the United States of America.


I will not forget that the Clinton administration equipped Islamic terrorists and their supporters with the world's most sophisticated telecommunications equipment and encryption technology, thereby compromising America's ability to trace terrorist radio, cell phone, land lines, faxes, and modem communications.


I will not be appeased with pointless, quick retaliatory strikes like those perfected by the previous administration.


I will not be comforted by "feel-good, do-nothing" regulations like the silly, "Have your bags been under your control?" question at the airport.


I will not be influenced by so-called, "antiwar demonstrators," who exploit the right of expression to chant anti-American obscenities.


I will not forget the moral victory handed the North Vietnamese by American war protesters who reviled and spat upon the returning soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines.


I will not be softened by the wishful thinking of pacifists who chose reassurance over reality.


I will embrace the wise words of Prime Minister Tony Blair who told the Labor Party conference, "They have no moral inhibition on the slaughter of the innocent.  If they could have murdered not 7,000 but 70,000, does anyone doubt they would have done so and rejoiced in it?


There is no compromise possible with such people, no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror.  Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must!"


I will force myself to:


-hear the weeping,

-feel the helplessness,

-imagine the terror,

-sense the panic,

-smell the burning flesh,

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experience the loss;
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remember the hatred.

I sat in a movie theater, watching "Private Ryan," and asked myself, "Where did they find the courage?"


Now I know.


We have no choice. Living without liberty is not living.


-- Ed Evans, MGySgt., USMC (Ret.)

Not as lean, Not as mean, But still a Marine.

News From The Front (WWII) in Today's News

Sad, but true - this is exactly what the media would write if WWII happened today.  If it seems accurate to you, then hopefully it will help you see how the mainstream media is attempting to shape your opinion on a daily basis.  Over time, after they keep bashing you over the head with these lies day after day, it begins to have an effect on you.  (Which is what they want.)


Tragic French Offensive Stalled On Beaches
By William A. Mayer, Editor & Publisher - PipeLineNews.org

Normandy, France - June 6, 1944

Pandemonium, shock and sheer terror predominate today's events in Europe.

In an as yet unfolding apparent fiasco, Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight David Eisenhower's troops got a rude awakening this morning at Omaha Beach here in Normandy.

Due to insufficient planning and lack of a workable entrance strategy soldiers of the 1st and 29th Infantry as well as Army Rangers are now bogged down and sustaining heavy casualties inflicted on them by dug-in insurgent positions located 170 feet above them on cliffs overlooking the beaches which now resemble blood soaked killing fields at the time of this mid-morning filing.

Bodies, parts of bodies and blood are the order of the day here, the screams of the dying and the stillness of the dead mingle in testament to this terrible event.

Morale can only be described as extremely poor - in some companies all the officers have been either killed or incapacitated, leaving only poorly trained privates to fend for themselves.

Things appear to be going so poorly that Lt. General Omar Bradley has been rumored to be considering breaking off the attack entirely. As we go to press embattled U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt's spokesman has not made himself available for comment at all, fueling fires that something has gone disastrously awry.

The government at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is in a distinct lock-down mode and the Vice President's location is presently and officially undisclosed.

Whether the second in command should have gone into hiding during such a crisis will have to be answered at some future time, but many agree it does not send a good signal.

Miles behind the beaches and adding to the chaos, U.S. Naval gunships have inflicted many friendly fire casualties, as huge high explosive projectiles rain death and destruction on unsuspecting Allied positions. The lack of training of Naval gunners has been called into question numerous times before and today's demonstration seems to underlie those concerns.

At Utah Beach the situation is also grim, elements of the 82nd and 101st Airborne seemed to be in disarray as they missed their primary drop zones behind the area believed to comprise the militant's front lines. Errant paratroopers have been hung up in trees, breaking arms and legs, rendering themselves easy targets for those defending this territory.

On the beach front itself the landing area was missed, catapulting US forces nearly 2,000 yards South of the intended coordinates, thus placing them that much farther away from the German insurgents and unable to direct covering fire or materially add to the operation.

Casualties at day's end are nothing short of horrific; at least 8,000 and possibly as many as 9,000 were wounded in the haphazardly coordinated attack, which seems to have no unifying purpose or intent. Of this number at least 3,000 have been estimated as having been killed, making June 6th by far, the worst single day of the war which has dragged on now - with no exit strategy in sight - as the American economy still struggles to recover from Herbert Hoover's depression and its 25% unemployment.

Military spending has skyrocketed the national debt into uncharted regions, lending another cause for concern. When and if the current hostilities finally end it may take generations for the huge debt to be repaid.

On the planning end of things, experts wonder privately if enough troops were committed to the initial offensive and whether at least another 100,000 troops should have been added to the force structure before such an audacious undertaking. Communication problems also have made their presence felt making that an area for further investigation by the appropriate governmental committees.

On the home front, questions and concern have been voiced. A telephone poll has shown dwindling support for the wheel-chair bound Commander In Chief, which might indicate a further erosion of support for his now three year-old global war.

Of course the President's precarious health has always been a question. He has just recently recovered from pneumonia and speculation persists whether or not he has sufficient stamina to properly sustain the war effort. This remains a topic of furious discussion among those questioning his competency.

Today's costly and chaotic landing compounds the President's already large credibility problem.

More darkly, this phase of the war, commencing less than six months before the next general election, gives some the impression that Roosevelt may be using this offensive simply as a means to secure re-election in the fall.

Underlining the less than effective Ally attack, German casualties - most of them innocent and hapless conscripts - seem not to be as severe as would be imagined. A German minister who requested anonymity stated categorically that, "the aggressors were being driven back into the sea amidst heavy casualties, the German people seek no wider war."

"The news couldn't be better," Adolph Hitler said when he was first innormed of the D-Day assault earlier this afternoon. "As long as they were in Britain we couldn't get at them. Now we have them where we can destroy them."

German minister Goebbels had been told of the Allied airborne landings at 0400 hours.

"Thank God, at last," he said. "This is the final round."