OH, Bikini chick…Nice fit…LOL.
I don’t visit the Daily Kos, and under normal circumstances I know I’d be risking my nuts linking to it here. But I posted a comment about Phoenix landing on the Red Planet on another website, and among the replies, someone left this:
Dateline: Kennedy Space Center, June 4, 2008:
Hillary Clinton announced that her campaign would continue “…until
every Martian voice is heard and respected.” Pointing out that, as of
yet, no Martian delegates had been selected, “No one can say they have
won the nomination until each and every state — red states, blue
states and little green states, have been heard from!”
There’s more, and it gets even stranger. Here.
UPDATE: Bob Krumm emails from Iraq:
I was glad to see that the picture of the flyer in the window in a Gatlinburg shop asked people to remember our Allies serving in Iraq. There are thousands of Allies from more than two dozen countries serving bravely and well beside Americans here. Scores have died here too. And of course, there are the Iraqi Security Forces, who increasingly are bearing the weight of the mission here. Let’s remember them all this Memorial Day.
Good point. In fact, the “allies” mention is why I picked this one for today.
posted at 10:24 AM by Glenn Reynolds
I’m in a bad way, Nurse Gina. I need some TLC… lots of it. I mean, hours and days of TLC. Weeks of your TLC, please, Nurse Gina!
Just warm that damned stethoscope first, okay?
Jokes aside, follow this link and read Gina’s piece on military nurses. They shouldn’t be forgotten.
I’m an eleventh-generation American by my paternal line. My forefather John arrived in the Colonies in 1657 (Exactly 300 years before I was born). Then, there was Tobias and William I: By the time William II fought for the Colonials in the American Revolution, my family had been on these shores about 120 years.
Following were William III and William IV: William IV’s son, Parker, fought for the Union in the American Civil War. After Parker came Lorenzo Dow, and Lorenzo Dow’s son, Hobart I, was Navy enlisted during WW I. At this point, it has been about a quarter of a millennium since John settled in Maryland.
My father, Hobart II, was an Army Air Corps pilot in WW II, and then a USAF pilot in Korea and Viet Nam.
I humbly thank all of my forebears for the sacrifices they made to make my life possible.
My great-grandfather, Lorenzo Dow (Left), and his brothers, circa 1890, in West (by God) Virginia.
My father flew Republic P47-D Thunderbolts like these in WW II.
On this Memorial Day, I can think of few if any tributes to the enduring military values of this republic more significant than that offered by Senator John McCain when he spoke at the U.S. Naval Academy on April 2nd.
McCain’s speech to his alma mater — the alma mater of the four-star Navy admiral who was his father and the four-star Navy admiral who was his grandfather — came in the midst of the Western senator’s so-called “biography” tour. He undertook it because research showed that, while he is quite famous, most voters don’t know that much about him in depth aside from his having run for president in 2000 and 2008, being a Vietnam War hero, and having a reputation as a maverick. And he undertook it because values are important to John McCain, as anyone who’s read his classic memoir, “Faith Of My Fathers,” is aware.
Ironically, McCain’s Annapolis speech didn’t get much coverage at the time. Of the cable news nets, only MSNBC, the most liberal of the three, carried any of it live, and then just a snippet. Even Fox News did not carry the Annapolis speech live, choosing instead to carry on with its usual morning chatfest.
It’s unfortunate, because the speech captures much of the humor of the man and, more importantly, a sense of the American martial tradition.
If the usual hit squad tactics of our recent politics don’t come to dominate the general election campaign, we’re in for a fascinating clash between two candidates who represent what are frankly rather exotic strains in American life.
In Barack Obama, the representative of an exotic multi-racial, multi-cultural future that repels and frightens many Americans even as it attracts many others.
In John McCain, the representative of a military tradition which for most Americans, who increasingly never serve in the military and have no direct experience with it, is exotic in its coming out of a storied past.
There is probably no more traditional educational institution at the core of America’s military heritage than Annapolis. Merely allowing women to receive appointments as midshipmen was a lengthy cause celebre that led many — including possible Obama running mate Jim Webb, the Annapolis grad and Vietnam War hero who was Ronald Reagan’s secretary of the Navy and opposed women in combat — to no end of protest.
McCain, an old friend of Webb’s, as it happens (he calls Webb “a legendary fighting man”), talked about the taut Annapolis discipline with amusement.
Swamp Woman, aka Swampie, aka A1ASouth. A dear feisty lady, who/whom I would walk out of any tavern with back to back. Front to front would be fine with me too, but her husband would get a tad PISSED. Swampie, is a veteran commenter of LGF, then onto Gulf Coast Pundit. In the Wild and Wooly “old days of LGF”, Swamp Woman, along with a dozen or so others would savage twits, trolls and Lefties and leave their bones to dry. God, would she EVER. Me…phewww glad I wasn’t part of that mob, Yeah, right 🙂
What can one say about Margos? Well, nothing as Margos speaks well enough through wit and vicious sarcasm (a favorite of mine). In fact, though Margos MAY not remember, I am to be Margos agent when Margos comes to the U.S. from Australia. Big fucking HINT, Margos. Even though Margos, Blog is a ‘capture Blog’, meaning once in…One cannot find their way out, except to turn off, ones cyber machine… 🙂
There are no words for Paco, period (well not that Paco has them, you know what I mean…Jesus). Paco is in a class by himself and all that know him, understand why 😉
Kae, what IS a bloodnut? Ummm, on second thought, don’t tell me 😉
SHIT! Make that FIVE: Missred Muses
God Damn it SIX: Onepointsixoneeight
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Filling in for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and tying himself to the family’s legacy, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama urged college graduates Sunday to “make us believe again” by dedicating themselves to public service.
“We may disagree as Americans on certain issues and positions, but I believe we can be unified in service to a greater good. I intend to make it a cause of my presidency, and I believe with all my heart that this generation is ready and eager and up to the challenge,” Obama told Wesleyan University’s Class of 2008.
The Illinois senator peppered his speech with references to the Kennedy legacy: John F. Kennedy urging Americans to ask what they can do for their country, the Peace Corps and Robert Kennedy talking about people creating “ripples of hope.”
He devoted special attention and praise to Edward M. Kennedy, the longtime Massachusetts senator who had planned to deliver the graduation address but backed out last week after he was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor.
Obama, who leads in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, said he and Kennedy had talked last week about Obama delivering the speech. Kennedy has endorsed Obama in the nominating contest against fellow Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and has campaigned for him.
Obama said Kennedy has helped provide health care to children, given parents leave time to spend with new babies, raised the minimum wage and let people keep health insurance when changing jobs “and I have a feeling that Ted Kennedy is not done just yet.”
Kennedy’s stepdaughter, Caroline Raclin, is a member of Wesleyan’s Class of 2008. Her mother, Kennedy’s wife, Vicki, attended the ceremony.
Obama, with a presidential campaign appealing to youth and emphasizing change, often evokes comparisons to the Kennedys, particularly Robert Kennedy and his 1968 bid for the White House.
Clad in a black academic robe, Obama received an honorary doctorate. Some of the graduates had stencils of Obama’s face and the word “hope” — a theme of his campaign — on their mortarboards.
Only briefly did Obama veer into campaign territory, rattling off a list of education changes he promised to make as president. The rest of the 25-minute speech urged students to focus on more than “the big house and the nice suits and all the other things that our money culture says you should buy.”
“At a time of war, we need you to work for peace,” Obama said. “At a time of inequality, we need you to work for opportunity. At a time of so much cynicism and so much doubt, we need you to make us believe again. That’s your task, Class of 2008.”
Like I HAVE, thanks to some shady deals. Yes Class of 2008…THAT is what you MUST strive for. THAT is your task. Now gimme my Honorary Doctorate!
This dude has more shit, then a Christmas Goose.
Billions wasted on UN climate programme