Musings of the Chronologically Challenged™ Fourth Generation
Friday, December 19, 2003
I could make the suggestion to go over to Eric's and read his post, but I'm afraid some of my readers may skip the link and miss this. So, here, with no shame at all, in fact, with pride, is a pasted post from Eric. (My personal contribution is here. THIS IS MANDATORY!
A Few Quotes for my Jarhead Brothers...
"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!"
~Eleanor Roosevelt, 1945...
"Marines are about the most peculiar breed of human beings I have ever witnessed. They treat their service as if it were some kind of cult, plastering their emblem on almost everything they own, making themselves up to look like insane fanatics with haircuts ungentlemanly short, worshipping their Commandant almost as if he were a god, and making weird animal noises like a band of savages. They will fight like rabid dogs at the drop of a hat just for the sake of a little action and are the cockiest SOB's I have ever known. Most have the foulest mouths and drink well beyond a man's normal limits. But, their high spirits and sense of brotherhood set them apart and generally speaking the United States Marines I have come in contact with are the most professional soldiers and the finest men I have had the pleasure to meet."
~Anonymous Canadian Citizen, 1969
>^..^< Remember the little English boy terrorized by Saddam in the first Gulf War? Betsy links to his current opinion here.
>^..^< Sam has cornered the market on political testing. If you don't know what you are, go here and test yourself.
>^..^< A new Uncle NoPass tale over at redneckin. Goodun' too!
>^..^< Juliette points out the antithesis of teenage hoodlums: teenage heroes.
>^..^< Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. ~Mark Twain
DO CATS GO TO HEAVEN?
A cat dies and goes to Heaven. God meets him at the gate and says, "You have been a good cat all of these years. Anything you desire is yours, all you have to do is ask."
The cats says, "Well, I lived all my life with a poor family on a farm and had to sleep on hardwood floors."
God says, "Say no more." And instantly, a fluffy pillow appears.
A few days later, six mice are killed in a tragic accident and they go to Heaven. God meets them at the gate with the same offer that He made the cat. The mice said, "All our lives we've had to run. Cats, dogs and even women with brooms have chased us. If we could only have a pair of roller skates, we wouldn't have to run anymore."
God says, "Say no more." And instantly, each mouse is fitted with a beautiful pair of tiny roller skates.
About a week later, God decides to check and see how the cat is doing. The cat is sound asleep on his new pillow. God gently wakes him and asks, "How are you doing? Are you happy here?"
The cat yawns and stretches and says, "Oh, I've never been happier in my life. And those Meals on Wheels you've been sending over are the best!"
MORE PRETZELS FOR TWISTED MINDS
Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar.
One says, "I've lost my electron."
The other says, "Are you sure?"
The first replies, "Yes, I'm positive..."
A man takes his Rottweiler to the vet and says, "My dog's cross-eyed. Is there anything you can do for him?"
"Well," says the vet, "let's have a look at him."
So, he picks the dog up, examines his eyes, then checks his teeth.
Finally, he says, "I'm going to have to put him down."
"What?! Just because he's cross-eyed?!?"
"No, because he's really, really heavy!!"
I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.
I went to a seafood disco rave last week..and pulled a mussel.
Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly. But when they lit a fire in the craft, it sank....proving once and for all that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.
THE 'COCKROACH' IS A COWARD -- AND SO ARE THE DEMOCRATS
by Debbie Daniel
Does anyone know how to sing the Hallelujah Chorus? After the Republicans finish the first verse, I hope and pray the Democrats will have the decency to stand and sing the second.
It was a bit disconcerting to see only one Democrat within the first two hours of the breaking news of Saddam Hussein's surrender come out on television and give his opinion of this grand capture.
What disappointed me most about Senator Lieberman was that he could not resist the temptation to get "political" on a day that should have been totally off limits to politicking. But he took his shots at George Bush, nonetheless. He went into a tirade of how he (Lieberman) may speak softly, but he could carry a big stick and would certainly use it.
Now what's that all about? He sounded like he was on the campaign trail. Get off the road a minute Senator Lieberman; just pull your car over to the shoulder and take a few deep breaths. We just caught one of the most despotic characters in history, and you want to give a campaign speech.
There was no way as the day went on - and many more Democrats were aware of the news - that they could even "act" excited. I watched . . . I looked deep into the eyes of many, and by golly, they had their poker faces on and were not going to show any jubilation, come hail or high water.
It's a game! This political atmosphere carries over into every realm of our lives.
Where's the cheering? The shouts of praise? What a wonderful gift to the Iraqi people!!!
I'm convinced God himself couldn't make those Democrats stand up and cheer. They have become such an arrogant bunch, that no matter what's been done for the good of our country, or in this case the world, they believe they can do it better.
All of you Monday morning quarterbacks now in positions to analyze and critique the weekend's events donÂ´t have a clue about which you speak. I heard one NBC analyst say that this was no big accomplishment; it's really Osama bin Laden who is the most dangerous.
Okay, so let's just throw Saddam back in the hole? We all know Osama is dangerous, and he better be somewhere loading his gun, but that's not the point. We got Saddam first and I have no doubt the troops are closing in on the other vermin.
As I see it, there are "Twin Towers" shining through the clouds of darkness these days in the likeness of George Bush and Tony Blair. Never in my lifetime have I thought of two world leaders like this, but they have become the embodiment of towering strength. They have announced to the world that they will stand strong against evil doers and not back down under any circumstance to win this war on terror. And I believe them.
Isn't it ironic that it took some cowboys from Ft. Hood, Texas to bring down Saddam Hussein? Why these guys practically trained in George Bush's backyard.
I was told a story of a little girl who ran into her grandmother's house on Sunday morning and announced, "Grandma, some cowboys from Texas just caught Saddam Hussein in a hole." Ha, that says it all.
I'm delighted that we finally witnessed the cowardice of that "Cockroach." He proved his weakness when he came out of the hole shouting â€œDon't shoot.â€� And guess what folks, he speaks English.
He absolutely did not want to be misunderstood, so the English came fluently. Aha, I wonder if Dan Rather feels foolish doing an entire interview with a man that knew and understood every word he uttered.
I just about died laughing when I realized the degree of attention that must have been given to that interview and how the interpretation had to be so accurate. What a joke!
The "Butcher from Baghdad" just sat there in his own pompous way making fools of all of us, and we thought the interview deserved merit. Humph!
I'm also delighted that we witnessed the cowardice of many Democrats, and have seen first-hand what they're really made of.
We just captured one of the most wanted tyrants in the world; one of the scumbags of the earth, and the "dems" want to lecture us on how it was all done wrong.
Hillary Clinton wants us to know that we would have been further along by now had we had international involvement.
John Kerry arrogantly claims that we could have probably gotten Saddam Hussein sooner if we had more help.
Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware had the nerve to say we've got to bring in the "Big Dogs." Excuse me, Senator, we ARE the big dogs.
Howard Dean thinks this is a grand opportunity to take the American label off the war. Are you embarrassed, Mr. Dean? Feeling like a Dixie Chick?
And have you heard the latest from "Baghdad Jim McDermott?" The congressman who criticized the president last year in Baghdad has the gall to insinuate that the capture of Saddam was timed for political reasons.
What a shame. My goodness, where did you people come from? For all your shouting and screaming at how you will defy anyone that questions your patriotism, I say to each and every one of you imperious ingrates, "You are tearing down my country, you are tearing down our military; you are tearing down my president, and I cannot stand the mockery you are making of this great historical feat."
I do indeed question your patriotism.
None of you is presidential. You are a disgrace to our country to take such an opportunity to grandstand; not even 24 hours after capturing the "Cockroach" and you want to continue your political stance on what you would do.
H u s h . . . in the name of common decency, just shut your mouths . . . every one of you. I will never forget how you tried to tarnish this wonderful day of victory with your selfish commentary, but I have a feeling you'll pay for it at the polls next election. People don't forget.
It's a victory for which we've been on bended knee in prayer; a victory for which we've patiently waited; and you can't muster up enough integrity to say: "Thank God for this victory; Thank God for our soldiers; Hallelujah for the Iraqi people, and God Bless America and George W. Bush." That's all you needed to say.
Bless their hearts . . . this was their moment and you wanted it to be yours.
This "deliberate display of defection" was for nothing more than political gain and I was livid by your posturing.
I could not embrace the joy I felt because you Democrats would not let-up with your continued admonitions. It really is just a game, isn't it? It has nothing to do with America anymore, but everything to do with politics. I thought for sure we could take off our "party" uniforms for just one day and act like Americans.
What a day of "rejoicing" for the Iraqi people, and what a sad day of "reckoning" for the Democrat Party. We see exactly what you're made of and it's despicable.
Oh, one closing thought . . . wouldn't you love to see Lt. Col. Allen West lead the interrogation of Saddam Hussein? I bet he'd have some things to tell us. Yee-hah!!!
[Forwarded by Susan, Freeper from Arkansas]