Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Addicted to War

A friend of mine asked me to address this subject. It seems some unknowing individual has written a 77 page book on why we as a Republic are so evil when our Forces have to engage in combat. Andreas is his last name. The book has been endorsed by Chomsky, Sarandon, Sheehan and the like. Really knowledgeable in the field of international affairs and the art of war.
Most of them couldn't find their backsides with both hands and a flashlight. What most have not realized is that the United States of America is the Good Guy. We do more for the rest of the world in a single day than the UN has done since it was formed.
Susan Sarandon for instance. Does she do anything herself. Well besides whine and complain about the past administration and now the current one not doing "enough." Question for ya Susan, is your definition of enough the only one?
Got no use for most of those self righteous, arrogant, elitist communists. That is what most of them are, communists. Maybe old Tail Gunner Joe McCarthy had a point, after all. Just maybe......
Mind you I was a toddler when that happened.  So everything I know about that is from the historic records and archival material.
The chomskys, sarandons and sheehans in this Nation seem to have lost any touch with most of the citizens of The Republic.
I for one, take exception to the very title of the book. Having served in the Armed Forces for twenty years, I find that folks such as these are not well schooled in reality. They live in a dream world of sorts. And in some respect, I truly feel sorry for them. Not the kind of folks a man would like to see his children and grandchildren consider as role models.
I haven't read it and I will not. I consider it to be, for lack of a better term, subversive.

3 comments:

Steven Givler said...

Chomsky - enough said.

Thanks for the kind word and the link. I'll be stopping by often to see what you're up to.

Buck said...

The book has been endorsed by Chomsky, Sarandon, Sheehan and the like.

You need say no more. I REALLY don't understand why these asshats just don't buy their one-way tickets to Havana or somewhere like it and get the Hell outta Dodge. We'd ALL be happier now, wouldn't we?

prairiecat55kc said...

The words of others are sufficient here, I think.

General MacArthur: The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.

Charlie Daniels: When people have only viewed the world from the top of an ivory tower, they don't react very well when it's time to get their hands dirty.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)