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Big Daddy’s Pink stormtroopers, Liberal Fascists dispensing some love to the Berserkeley Proles…
Hey, Berzerkley Bureaucrats, YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH. Semper Fidelis!
I’ll never forget an incident that took place in the summer of 1984, while ThoughtRogue was just a young buck serving aboard a nuclear missile submarine, purposefully lost somewhere beneath the steely, frigid waters of the North Atlantic. A “Boomer” submarine’s mission is to lurk in a designated swatch of ocean, its exact location known only to those sailors onboard the boat, ever-ready to rain destruction (Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD), to be exact) down upon any nation which exhibits the madness to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States of America.
The year before, President Ronald Reagan, announced his Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), a huge, expensive new strategic defense program which would develop and deploy a cutting-edge, space-based system to intercept and destroy incoming missiles that threatened American territory or her allies. This, of course, did not sit well with the apparatchik in Moscow (who President Reagan once referred to publicly as an “evil empire”), and which the Soviet’s rightly viewed as a great new “threat” to keeping up with us in the arms race, and sparked a further ratcheting up of the Cold War’s incessant saber rattling and public relations brinksmanship.
Having not surfaced for several weeks, we would occasionally deploy a special buoyed cable behind our submerged vessel, a Very Low Frequency (VLF) antenna whereby we received updated military instructions – but which also provided the sailors some brief snippets of general news and information from back home. It’s easy to forget with the Internet now at our fingertips, but back then, these news bits were vital to the crew’s morale, breaking our constant, sleep-deprived drilling and the oppressive Cold War tension we lived under.
One day, after trailing the VLF antenna behind the boat, a few of us gathered as the news-brief was printed out, clackety-clack, from an old teletype-like machine. Someone tore off the paper and read it aloud to the other crewmen. I remember experiencing a distinct inkling of what it must have felt like to receive a letter from the States in WWII after being disconnected from the world for weeks on end on the front lines.
We listened eagerly as the brief news story described how our Commander-in-Chief, during a sound check as he prepared to deliver his radio address, mistook the microphone as being turned off and genially joked to everyone within earshot, and to the world, “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”
Given our circumstances, we simply didn’t think it was all that hilarious of a joke at the time.
But, as we well know, Ronald Reagan’s affable, unflinching standoff with the Soviet Communists eventually put an end to their evil empire, and put it where rightly belongs – upon the ash heap of history along with many other wicked regimes.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Reagan. Let’s win one more for the Gipper!
My God, we miss you, buddy…
Hat Tip to Joe!
Jean-Francois Kerry and the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth are at it again.
In October 2003, Kerry chose to make his disputed Vietnam war record as a Swift Boat “hero” the centerpiece of his campaign for the presidency. In doing so, he also called attention to his undisputed provision of “aid and comfort” to the enemy in time of war.
In response, a large contingent of Vietnam vets who also served on Swift Boats—some who served with Kerry, some who served in the same area as Kerry, and some who were Kerry’s former commanding officers (Grant Hibbard and George Elliott)—challenged Kerry’s record in a series of televised ads, and a book, Unfit for Command.
In all, more than 250 Swiftees, including Kerry’s entire chain of command, are on record as questioning his fitness to serve as Commander in Chief. Conversely, only three of Kerry’s 23 fellow officers-in-charge from Coastal Division 11 support him.
The Swiftees claimed that Kerry was “unfit to serve” because of his “willful distortion of the conduct” of American servicemen in Vietnam, and the “withholding and/or distortion of material facts” regarding his own service.
For normal people thanking a soldier is obvious, but for the fake intellectuals, thanking someone other than those who hand out entitlements causes them to break out in nightmares, sweats and vile curse words. Since they claim to stand for progress then they should allow themselves to progress into a thankful mode as they stand up and honor those wonderful veterans and current soldiers who have protected our rights, freedoms and our American Way!
Go ahead– you progressive humanists–stand up and give a heartfelt thank you to a veteran and soldier!