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America: A Nation of Sergeants

Marine Corps Sgt. Jack Eubanks told Byron York, "I Just Gave John McCain My Purple Heart." He, like we, want the sacrifice to mean something.

"I just gave John McCain my Purple Heart," Marine Sgt. Jack Eubanks told me a few minutes after McCain finished a speech at a campaign rally in Woodbridge, Virginia Saturday. "I said, 'I want to give this to you, sir, as a reminder that we want you to keep your promise to bring us home in victory and honor, so it will mean something.'"

"We fought over there, and we want it to mean something," Eubanks continued. "We don't want to come back and it just be all for nothing."

Eubanks, 22 years old, knows as much about the war as anyone. On October 3, 2005, he was in a Humvee on patrol near the Syrian border when an IED went off. "I was thrown from the vehicle, took some shrapnel, landed on my spine and mashed it up a little bit," Eubanks told me in a remarkably good-humored way. He was injured much more than just a little; it took him eleven months to recover. And then -- then he volunteered to go back. In August 2007, he was hurt again in a strangely similar way. "Hit by a mortar, thrown from a vehicle -- the same situation," Eubanks told me. Now, he's teaching recruits at Marine Corps Base Quantico -- and walking with a cane.

Unlike The Message(TM) fed to us at every turn, we are not a nation of community organizers, bitter malcontents or hyper-intellectuals or even 'education reformers' rubbing ideological elbows with Hugo Chavez.

We are a nation of quiet doers, not just loud mouthed gripers.

We, America, remain as we always have been - a Nation of Sergeants; a people who fight with grit, think with clarity, enter each day with determined work ethic, and love with intensity. And our love of country - for what it is, not simply some farcical vision of what it could be or should have been - is no more blind or rote than our love of family.

And it is just as fierce.

We are a Nation of Sergeants. Thank you, Sgt. Eubanks, for your service, your sacrifice, and for your reminder. Semper Fi, Marine.


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Comments (51)

Another example of why the ... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Another example of why the most liberal politician to ever get this far CANNOT occupy the oval office.

We need another debate so t... (Below threshold)

We need another debate so that after John McCain tells this story Obama can say that someone gave him a purple heart as well. I can see it now, Barack pulling his shirt apart to reveal the medal hanging from his neck.

This brought tears to my ey... (Below threshold)

This brought tears to my eyes. My G-d, we cannot let BHO get elected.

God bless SGT Jack Eubanks!... (Below threshold)
twolaneflash:

God bless SGT Jack Eubanks! McCain has Joe and SGT Jack behind him now, and America knows that Joe and SGT Jack reject Obama's anti-American stance on the economy and the military. What an image for a McCain ad: The Long-Line of American Sergeants and Plumbers: Defend it! Fix it!

My only son is a Sergeant in the 3rd Infantry Division, SGT FastLaneFlash, with two tours in Iraq behind him. He will soon go to Q-course for SF. Not a single one of Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama's close associates are worthy to clean his combat boots, nor The One himself, especially. Pray and vote for McCain/Palin, Patriots.

I wore the uniform... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:


I wore the uniform with PRIDE, yet when I see these young men and women serving today, I feel humbled.

I would be an honor beyond measure to wear it again, in their company.

God Bless You for sharing t... (Below threshold)
Therese:

God Bless You for sharing this story. It brought a tear to me, too.

All of us American patriots who love this country and are proud of our soldiers and their sacrifice ARE OBLIGATED to vote and make sure that John McCain wins the White House.

We cannot let the country fall into the hands of a extreme liberal socialist like Obama.

policies of bu$h made this ... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

policies of bu$h made this happen for a war that wasnt about our security, and mccain will make touching stories like these more commonplace. thats no way to honor our soldiers

The left does not know how ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

The left does not know how to honor our soldiers, so save it pea. ww

well they know better than ... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

well they know better than the right-wingnuts who wore purple band-aids to "honor" kerry

and before you spit out a delusional blurb about how kerry isnt a war hero, stop to consider how you will be dishonoring all soldiers who risked their lives for their comrades and country

if you can

Yes, peabody, you are a dis... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Yes, peabody, you are a disrespectful a*hole and clueless with your droning comments and dollar sign. You are a stepford voter. There, all your questions have been answered, and I bet you are an embarrassment to real democrats.

and before you spi... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
and before you spit out a delusional blurb about how kerry isnt a war hero, stop to consider how you will be dishonoring all soldiers who risked their lives for their comrades and country

No need. When Kerry came back and falsely accused soldiers of war crimes in testimony before congress in order to gain standing in the anti-war movement, Kerry dishonored himself, and only himself.

LOL at lamedusa.. wow...</p... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

LOL at lamedusa.. wow...

mac:

serious war crimes were committed in vietnam, just as they are in every war. you would be on shaky ground if your political ideologies depend upon you denying such things

Go ahead Pea, distract. Ker... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Go ahead Pea, distract. Kerry himself said he participated in acts of savagery. He himself lies about Cambodia. He lied about throwing his medals away. He lied about his releasing the military record, especially the part about Carter changing his discharge from Bad Condunt to General with conditions. So, Kerry is your war hero? You have lowered your standards OR you never had them. ww

serious war crimes... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
serious war crimes were committed in vietnam, just as they are in every war. you would be on shaky ground if your political ideologies depend upon you denying such things

Kerry didn't show up and make such a generic statement. His testimony was that war crimes were pervasive and being committed on a daily basis. An allegation he had zero evidence to support. He dishonored himself with such lies. Your political ideologies is on shaky ground if your can't acknowledge the truth about Kerry.

yeah ww. it is you who dist... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

yeah ww. it is you who distracts rather than thinks. kerry won a medal for heroism by exhibiting true valor. if you want to throw in swiftboat lies and canards about cambodia or whether giving back ribbons is the same as giving back medals, go ahead, but you are now miles away from the original points... right where you neo-nuts like to dwell....

neo-conservatism: its a mental disease

mac: kerry didnt say anythi... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

mac: kerry didnt say anything that soldiers on the ground there didnt already know. he isnt the only one by far to have gone on record about the atrocities committed there. things like my lai werent one-time abberations

kerry pointed out war crimes to make the case that those things always happen in war, and that war therefor should be fought with more sound justification

so i guess bu$h learned nothing from vietnam... big shock! =]

kerry won a medal ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
kerry won a medal for heroism by exhibiting true valor.

An like Kerry, Benedict Arnold was a war hero before he was a traitor (another flip flopper).

social liberalism: it's a progressive mental disease.

Let's get the Kerry medals ... (Below threshold)
Steve Schippert:

Let's get the Kerry medals straight: All of his purple hearts are questionable, each for negligible injuries most of us scratch & move on from. And at least one of them - embedding rice in his posterior from his own grenade while assaulting a pile of village rice - was self-inflicted.

Many here may remain polite regarding his medals, I will not. They are the product of resume' manufacturing for a man who joined the Navy so it could serve him, rather than the other way around.

No respect for Kerry. None.

Lying, self-serving political hack with zero integrity and zero honor. None.

"kerry won a medal for heroism by exhibiting true valor."

I call bullshit. Think I am full of it? Show me his military record. You still can't find it, can you?

Wonder why?

Just shut up already until you know what you are talking about.

hiya steve: i truly feel so... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

hiya steve: i truly feel sorry for people like you, so full of impotent rage that they are unable to even engage in sensible political discourse

but even so, for my own amusement im willing to respond to your frothing-at-the-mouth nonsense, even if its guaranteed to bring on another pitiful paranoid freak-out from you

so here we go: the non-partisan factcheck.org includes this about kerry's silver star....

"The longest of the citations, signed by Vice Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, commander of U.S. naval forces in Vietnam, describes Kerry as killing a fleeing Viet Cong with a loaded rocket launcher. It says that as Kerry beached his boat to attack his second set of ambushers, "an enemy soldier sprang up from his position not ten feet from Patrol Craft Fast 94 and fled. Without hesitation, Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY leaped ashore, pursued the man behind a hooch, and killed him, capturing a B-40 rocket launcher with a round in the chamber."

http://www.factcheck.org/miscreports240.html

enjoy the election =]

kerry pointed out ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
kerry pointed out war crimes to make the case that those things always happen in war, and that war therefor should be fought with more sound justification.

So why the big stink about war crimes in Iraq? If it's just part of war we should expect such things and not punish solders for doing the inevitable. I'm sure all the left agrees with that

On April 22, 1971, Kerry became the first Vietnam veteran to testify before Congress about the war, when he appeared before a Senate committee hearing on proposals relating to ending the war.

Kerry made specific charge of war crimes being committed in Southeast Asia, not as isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.

The specifics included charges that soldiers raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, tape wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the country side of South Vietnam.

I know you want to hide behind the generic "war is terrible" and "boys will be boys" defense, but Kerry made specific and sweeping allegations none of which were backed by evidence. Even the so called "Winter Soldier Investigation" as later shown to be a fraud.

So you see Kerry as a hero, well that says a lot about you.

Lifelong Republican here, e... (Below threshold)
GM:

Lifelong Republican here, every man in my family has served...since the Revolutionary War...and I'm voting for O'Bama in Nov...We need to bring our troops home with honor, and get out of Iraq...where we should never have been. Does anyone feel any safer since 9/11? We have pissed off the entire Muslim world, if anything we are less safe. Were all the lives lost worth the price? We don't need Republican tax cuts, we need tax increases to pay for the extra 8 TRILLION we have wrung up in debt in the 8 Bush years. I'm willing to do my patriotic part and pay higher taxes to pay down the debt, are you? I am willing to forego extra fancy things, are you? Our grandkids children will be paying off the debt from the Bush lies and follies of today, and they will be doing so for decades. McCain will just head down the same road...and as for Palin, she's simply unqualified to be Commander in Chief. Lets get our priorities straight, and our head out of the sand!!!!! God Bless America!

mac: i'll repeat the core p... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

mac: i'll repeat the core point in case you arent just pretending to miss it... the fact that daily atrocities in war are practically a given should serve as a most pointed reminder that war should be undertaken only when fully necessary, and that unjust wars should be brought to an end immediately. you should note that that was the exact point kerry was making before congress in regards to war crimes

as for the boys-will-be-boys angle... well, you made that up. i make no such point....

So, Steve, WildWillie and M... (Below threshold)

So, Steve, WildWillie and Mac Lorry, soldiers who support your righteous perspective are noble but a soldier who doesn't is scum? Now that is disrespectful. I wonder if Sgt. Eubanks made his sacrifice just for "real" Americans.

"We are a nation of quiet doers, not just loud mouthed gripers"? LOL! Perhaps you should read you own posts aloud sometime.

Ahahahaha! Pea is ... (Below threshold)
The Truth:

Ahahahaha!

Pea is killing you guys.

And one of the reasons is that you're still focused 4 years in the past on John Kerry.

Meanwhile, while you're killing yourself here denigrating Kerry about his war record--which is something none of you chicken hawks have yourselves, by the way--Barack Obama is going to be elected as your president in less than two weeks!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Your grief is my distinct PLEASURE!

you should note th... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
you should note that that was the exact point kerry was making before congress in regards to war crimesas for the boys-will-be-boys angle... well, you made that up. i make no such point....

So you're claiming that Karry's charge of war crimes being committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command is just the normal course of war. That when congress authorizes the use of military force they know or should know that war crimes will be committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command, and that when the NYT runs photos of prisoners being abused on the front page for weeks that the American people should just say no big deal, it's to be expected and Congress knew it when they authorized military action.

Apparently most liberals are ignorant of this well known fact. Now that it's out I expect the left to petition the government to pardon all the solders prosecuted for war crimes in Iraq, expunge their records, pay their backpay, and reinstate their rank. Either that or you're so full of spin you can't even admit what's obvious.

Lifelong Republica... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
Lifelong Republican here, every man in my family has served...since the Revolutionary War...and I'm voting for O'Bama in Nov...We need to bring our troops home with honor, and get out of Iraq...where we should never have been.

Well if Obama is elected then I agree that he should bring the troops home form Iraq and Afghanistan immediately, as Obama will have no moral authority to put any troops in harms way. I have ordered a bunch of "Bring The War Home Now!" bummer sticker to pass out. Just think of all the money we can save fighting the war on home turf and all the liberals will feel so much better if the American people share in the suffering. Your entire family, not just the men, can experience war first hand. It's a good educational experience for the kids, well if they survive.

I don't blame liberals for voting for Obama, they don't know any better.

GM You are soo right... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

GM
You are soo right as one of our founding Fathers said.

Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me Taxes or give me death!
Oh it was Liberty in that great speach not taxes.

In fact I believe it was Hope and government providing for us in the hour of need.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.


From 1775 today I thank those men and women who stand for Liberty.

"So, Steve, WildWi... (Below threshold)
Steve Schippert:
"So, Steve, WildWillie and Mac Lorry, soldiers who support your righteous perspective are noble but a soldier who doesn't is scum?"

Ben, don't be a jackass. You just complained and drew a conclusion I in no way suggested or ascribe to.

Kerry was described in here as a hero who performed 'with valor.' He performed with no such distinction, and his attempts to manufacture a glorious war record on paper in a few scant months is contrary to honorable duty. He outright demanded that his superiors write up his self-inflicted rice speckled arse and the metal splinter as a Purple Heart worthy injuries, and insisted medical reports actually be hand written for a band-aid and a wipe.

THEN he came back and spouted proven manufactured lies to Congress in order to launch his political career.

Valor my ass.

My military disregard for his character has nothing to do with his political views. My political disregard for him does, but I did not bring that up because I frankly do not care.

Dishonoring the uniform he wore and those he 'served' with - and the impression the public had of those who served after? Quite another set of damned gripes.

So if you are going to come in here, Ben, and try and lay wood to me, you had better at least swing at the right target.

You should read your own comments aloud, genius. I know exactly what I wrote, and I meant it, whether you have the capacity to understand what the hell I am talking about or not.

Got that, smartass?

Wrong topic and wrong feathers to go trying to stroke the wrong way.

And one of the rea... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
And one of the reasons is that you're still focused 4 years in the past on John Kerry.

Oh, but didn't you hear? It's all Bush's fault!

Wait 'til you see who the fall guy really is...

There is no news about "war crimes" that we haven't heard before. You don't even find it slightly odd that Obama would lie to you and say he was against the war from the very beginning? Of course not! He's the one who's going to give the "tax breaks" to the little (middle) people!

We don't need Repu... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
We don't need Republican tax cuts, we need tax increases to pay for the extra 8 TRILLION we have wrung up in debt in the 8 Bush years.

GM,

I respect both Democrats and Republicans even though I am a Libertarian. I am only going to say this once, because it's information that will stick to the ears that will take action: The higher taxes Obama proposes are not to pay off the debt, or to share the wealth. He has no intention of using it for those reasons. Recent history is repeating itself in the worst way possible.

LOL!Wow Steve! You... (Below threshold)
The Truth:

LOL!

Wow Steve! You get downright TESTY when your candidate is losing and some random anonymous guy on the internet questions your, uh, "judgment," "credibility" and "intelligence" (such as they are.)

Ever look into anger management? You're really gonna need it during the next eight years. LOL!

Oh yeah, and as for Kerry "dishonoring the uniform he wore"? Um, sorry, but you don't have the creds to make that judgment (see paragraph above.) Plus, you're just too durn angry. Kinda like McCain.

And as for a "nation of sergeants"? Bullpucky. Hopefully we're becoming a nation of thinkers rather than a nation of gun-nuts, pre-emptive war fascists and religious loony-toons.

LOL!

--The Truth Has Spoken (and laughed at you a lot while doing it, too!)

Mac Lorry...You can't be se... (Below threshold)
GM:

Mac Lorry...You can't be serious? Do you honestly believe that if we pull out of Iraq that the war of terror will come home to the states? The only reason it came here in the first place is we weren't looking for it, and were unprepared, and that's changed now. For every terrorist we kill overseas, they are replaced with more than we kill...in fact the more we fight over there, the more muslims we piss off and the more terrorists we breed. Projecting our power over there is just making it worse...not better. I feel LESS safe than I did after 9/11...thanks to Bush. I have traveled overseas extensively since 9/11 and the sentiment has changed...everyone hates Americans now...we need to ratchet down our hubris.

The Truth - What a... (Below threshold)
Steve Schippert:

The Truth -

What about this discussion has to do with John McCain?

"Hopefully we're becoming a... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"Hopefully we're becoming a nation of thinkers..." Becoming? Sorry, Obama won't allow that either.

Do you honestly be... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
Do you honestly believe that if we pull out of Iraq that the war of terror will come home to the states?

You forget the war came to the U.S. on 9/11 and it can just as easily come back. We know now that Saddam was quite successful in bribing government and UN officials and would most likely have be able to lift the UN sanctions against Iraq years ago. So you think it would be better to have the vengeful mass murderer Saddam and his sadistic sons in charge of Iraq with billions of oil dollars to spend on weapons and on extracting retribution against the U.S. for his humiliation defeat in the first gulf war. I disagree. I believe the U.S. couldn't allow Saddam to stay in power given the corruption of the UN and Saddams reputation.

For every terrorist we kill overseas, they are replaced with more than we kill...in fact the more we fight over there, the more muslims we piss off and the more terrorists we breed.

I don't believe that's true, and from the letters we have captured we know the terrorists are disorganized and demoralized. I sincerely believe that if not for the anti-war sentiment in the U.S. the war in Iraq and Afghanistan would have been won years ago. Nothing gave the terrorists more hope than the rising anti-war sentiment in the U.S. The lesson learned is that the American people have no stomach for a protracted conflict, so any despot just needs to hold out long enough and America will lose it's resolve. That's a dangerous reputation for America to have.

I have traveled overseas extensively since 9/11 and the sentiment has changed...everyone hates Americans now...

Well not everyone. Those who's own freedom depends on the reputation of the U.S. being willing to shed it's own blood for the benefit of other don't hate us, at least not yet. When we abandon them to despots then they will hate us along with all those who will feel threatened by the threat America won't face down anymore. But, hay, who cares as long as the rich are getting taxed, homosexuals get to marry, and babies can be aborted even after they are born and breathing on their own.

If Obama is elected then so be it. The electorate has been informed of who he is and what he plans on doing. When Iran holds us hostage with a single nuclear missile that we can't shoot down because Obama scrapped the missile defense program, we'll just have to cave into their demands, but hay, who cares as long as the Europeans like us, the gun nuts are disarmed, and religious people are declared insane and aren't allowed to vote.

Hope you're saving up for $20 a gallon gas when Obama signs us up for the carbon tax scheme.

Steve: You ask The Truth, "... (Below threshold)
The Truth:

Steve: You ask The Truth, "Truth, what about this discussion has to do with John McCain?"

The Truth will now answer you:

Well Stevie boy, for once you come close to asking a decent question, thereby almost using that head of yours for something besides separating your rabbit ears or providing Dick Cheney with drunken, albeit unintentional target practice.

The problem is that you have the egregious presumption to characterize your above angry screed as somehow indicative of "discussion." Which is much the same affliction McCain evidences when he "discusses" such topics as "the economy," "leadership," "foreign policy," "my now much-regretted choice of VP,"
"Joe the Plumber's valiant battle against socialism (!)" "why I'm getting my electoral hiney kicked," etc. In other words, "discussion" all too soon lapses into sputtering, spittle-spewing, red-faced, teeth-grinding fury, made all the more more unsettling by that death's-head grin he keeps grimly plastered across his pasty face.

This type of presidential, uh, "discussion" with our future friends, enemies, or just fellow inhabitants of the planet can't be very beneficial to our nation, whether it be composed primarily of "sergeants," "privates," (and yes, I give you permission to continue playing with yours), "American and un-American" neighborhoods, plumbers both real and ersatz, and/or Sarah-Snow-for-Brains' numerous unborn grandfetuses.

In short, angry men don't hold good discussions, make good decisions, or listen to Good Vibrations. Nor do they even ask good questions. For instance, yours, as a recent example.

Please let me know if/when I can be of service by explaining other obvious things to you.

--The Truth Has Spoken (and has once again laughed at you a little bit, I'm afraid...)

"For every terrorist we kil... (Below threshold)
Steve Schippert:

"For every terrorist we kill overseas, they are replaced with more than we kill...in fact the more we fight over there, the more muslims we piss off and the more terrorists we breed."

A non-sequitor. And 'muslims' is spelled with a capital M, as in Muslims.

The fact of the matter is that we are at war with a radical ideology supported materially by few Muslims, and tolerated by a significant portion. That tolerance is a learned behavior that stems from fear of objection. Unlike here, where you are free to voice any opinion, in their native lands, vocal opposition to terrorists and more than a few governing regimes wil land your head in a basket - or worse, the heads of your wife and children, and you are spared to care for the corpses.

Are there radicalized men, and those susceptible to radicalization? Absolutely.

But this is a sorry excuse for cowering to them.

And this unfortunately means that we must clear the way for Muslims to rise and oppose them. Otherwise, the attacks upon us here - and other relatively powerless Muslims there, lest you forget selfishly - will continue, and their power increase manifold.

Were we not to have invaded and begun the process of building up Iraq as a democratic representative government - imperfect as it is and developing still - where in the region would other Muslims have felt empowered enough to physically oppose and defeat al-Qaeda and its fellow travelers?

Please note with great care that those same Sunni Muslims from Iraq are now making great efforts to reach and guide other Muslims (Sunni and Shi'a) in Afghanistan and Pakistan, sharing how to unite and defeat those who terrorize their families, tribes and villages. Presented with an alternative, the regional tide of silence, fear and acquiescence toward the al-Qaeda & Taliban shared totalitarian theology and ideology spawning terrorism actually has a chance. To be eventually defeated by Muslims, for Muslims.


But we are required, dragging the uninformed and ignorant among our own population kicking and screaming, to go forth and begin to set up the security conditions to bring about that change. And the terrorist's penchant for violence - executing a long drawn out bloody war on all fronts in order to get fellows like you to demand the towel be thrown in - dictates that there must be violent warfare in order to eliminate enough to get to that tipping point.

I believe most people who oppose war do so for reasons genuine to them and in genuine concern for others.

I also believe that they cannot see beyond their five feet of influence, let alone the decades and generational requirement of the conflict at hand - which remains one we have not chosen.

And that combined with genuine ignorance (not to be confused with stupidity) is how they are made susceptible to the influence of others, who oppose the war because they believe the US is the root of all the world's ills, is a bad actor, and must be radically changed into something they perceive as kinder and gentler.

But kinder and gentler to whom? Al-Qaeda and the Taliban and their sympathizers, or the peoples subjected to their brutal rule with no recourse or power to resist.

And this is how a common bond of objecting to a war morphs into a domestic movement intended to paralyze our actions, then halt them, then reverse them, and then shrink from not only the enemy, but others who have no shot at tasting personal liberty and prosperity but through our defense.

So the only question that remains is this:

From which group did you get here from, the genuinely concerned opposition to war or from the angry opposition who has thaught that the US is and has been the bane of the world in its current form?

Don't answer me here. It matters not.

Answer to yourself, when you lay down at night and close your eyes, in quiet solitude alone with your own soul.

The Truth:S... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:


The Truth:

So talking about the Economy, Foreign Policy and Taxation are not valid topics for the man running for the Executive Branch?

Wondering if the Fourth Estate is doing truthful unbiased reporting instead of of stories that may miss represent your position is not a valid concern? I mean lucky the paper of record which prints all the news that is fit to print never had someone like Jason Blair.
Or CNN would never cover up news for their own interest.
http://www.honestreporting.com/articles/critiques/CNNs_Iraqi_Cover-Up.asp
I mean really the media would never be truly biased in coverage.
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread404299/pg1

The Tooth says:... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

The Tooth says:

"The problem is that you have the egregious presumption to characterize your above angry screed as somehow indicative of "discussion.""

I hate it when phony libs come into the comment section and pretend they are being "creative" or "artistic" with their interaction.

Steve was paying homage to a Sargent. A general was our first president. Why would you bother to bloviate a pretentious rebuttal?

Ol' hcddbz asks of The Trut... (Below threshold)
The Truth:

Ol' hcddbz asks of The Truth: "So talking about the Economy, Foreign Policy and Taxation are not valid topics for the man running for the Executive Branch?"

The Truth will now answer him/her: Thanks, hcddy, for perfectly (albeit unwittingly) illustrating the main hazard in belonging to an online "community": The semi-literate "community idiot" grabs onto an idea with his two hands and half-cortex, misreads it, completely "miss represents" [sic...and I kid you not] it and then off we go on Mr.Toad's Wild Ride to Nonsequiturville, with the idiot piloting the short bus with all the hyper-exaggerated wheel movements of a toddler imitating daddy driving to work.

[Sigh...]

Hccdy, maybe if you ask nicely enough, Steve might take a few days out of his busy week to explain this to you.

--The Truth Has Spoken (but he's not laughing this time because it isn't nice to mock people with learning disabilities any more than I have to.)

Hccdy, maybe if yo... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
Hccdy, maybe if you ask nicely enough, Steve might take a few days out of his busy week to explain this to you.

But not you, because you don't have an answer for his examples of media bias, other than more substance-free rhetoric that manages to side-step a question. At least you attempt to sound clever, even though you "miss". And there's nothing "random" about you.

LOL! I'm guessing you didn'... (Below threshold)
The Truth:

LOL! I'm guessing you didn't score real high on those pesky reading comprehension tests back in school either, did you LaMedouchea?

If you in fact HAD finished high school--and thus DID have the capability of actually processing what you read--you'd have readily gleaned that "random" referred to a previous poster rather than to me.

And your idiot twin's question about "media bias" was apropo of nothing, having neither relevance nor point. So he thinks "the media" is "biased" against McCain and conservatives. To which there are only two reasonable responses: "And?" and "So?" Even if he were correct, what's his point? That CNN, the NY Times and MSNBC are helping Obama get elected? Rather like FOX News and Clear Channel are trying to do the same with McCain? Well now, no s**t. Startling revelations, those. [Yawn...] Great debate topics just LEAPING from small imaginations--boy, THAT'll keep people roaring back to this virtual cesspool for more of same--you betcha! That and Steve's drivel of course, which you just GOTTA love: "Answer to yourself, when you lay down at night and close your eyes, in quiet solitude alone with your own soul." AHAHAHA! I love it, Steve! Sheer profundity. Oh yeah, and a few new records for hackneyed cliches and bumbling repetition, too. (Hey Steve...those words "alone" and "solitude"? Ever kinda think that they mean much the same thing and thus clink together redundantly liked stripped ball-bearings in your mom's old Maytag? I know, I know. You and Sarah now BOTH wanna ask me, "In what respect, Truth?" All I can say is if you don't know, you shouldn't have left your respective Wasillas and embarrassed yourselves for all to see. LOL!)


And thanks again to you, LaDouche, for this nugget: "Steve was paying homage to a Sargent [sic]. A general was our first president." AHAHAHAHAHA! Land-a-goshen, hope to smile. You're a real fountain of non-sequiturs, misspellings, monumental obviousness and impaired reasoning, all of which educated people might find amusing if they're not too polite to laugh and/or too terrified that you might end up as the VP candidate on a future GOP presidential ticket.

--The Truth Has Spoken (and admits to laughing long and hard at ALL of you this time. LOL!)

The Truth,I've bee... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

The Truth,

I've been reading your blog and I think you're waked out of your mind. Just because thousands of people say it's true doesn't make it so. Normally, I don't pay much attention when comic book characters show up on these pages, but your sock puppetry got my attention.

You answer to media bias is "And?" and "So?" Once again you're out of touch with the liberal loonies you flow from who want to impose the "fairness" doctrine. Are you laughing at them? Tell the truth for once.

Hay, we're all laughing at you, fool!

LOL! I'm guessing ... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
LOL! I'm guessing you didn't score real high on those pesky reading comprehension tests back in school either, did you LaMedouchea?

Reading comprehension? That's a good one! My misspelling of Sergeant has nothing to do with comprehension, which shows how educated you really are. And ignoring the subject of the post belies your own lack of comprehension and the need to bloviate your existence. Hey, it's nobody's fault but yours if you have no insight or sensitivity. Such a creative insult, too! Another fictional "envious Salieri" to the ingenious Mozart. I'll bet this isn't the first incoherent rant you've come up with under another screen name! Your intelligence matches that of wbgonne, but who can be sure and who cares, for that matter?

you'd have readily gleaned that "random" referred to a previous poster rather than to me.

Wow, you are stupid! I could care less who you were talking about (even though you are lying), I was talking about you. YOU wandered back in here before under a different screen name. Changing your name doesn't make you smarter. In fact, if Truth were a real person, he would've drop-kicked your ass back into the dead-from-the-neck up zone before you could hit submit. Truth wouldn't fancy you trying to impersonate him. Sober up or get a shrink.

LOL!The Truth will... (Below threshold)
The Truth:

LOL!

The Truth will now deign to respond to Mac and LaMedouche:

Mac: "...I think you're waked [sic] out of your mind."

LOL! Okay, then. 'Nuff said.

LaMedouche: Sounds like I've touched a nerve. Please feel free to continue fuming. And thanks for playing!

If you guys are this angry and incoherent now, please schedule time on your respective calendars to amuse me again in 10 days. You know, about the time we'll all acknowledge President-elect Obama.

LOL!

--The Truth Has Spoken and Laughed His Butt Off Once Again at Pretty Much Everyone Here.

Whoever gets elected is goi... (Below threshold)
BC:

Whoever gets elected is going to inherit the bloody, nasty, utterly screwed up mess that is Iraq and Afghanistan courtesy of Bush, his PNAC laden staff, the GOP, and spineless Democrats. He will also inherit the true intel of how things stand, how it all really got started, and what were the consequences of tactics used and decisions made. Any real solution is going to require a lot more brainpower than McCain is going to be able to recruit and bring to the table. That's just the way it is (go check out the background of McCain's foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann.) Sometimes, believe it or not, you do need very, very smart, highly competent people in government, even if they may not be people you personally would feel comfortable with kicking back with a six pack of Bud Light.

Tooth,Angry at wha... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Tooth,

Angry at what?

The Truth,<blockquote... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

The Truth,

Mac: "...I think you're waked [sic] out of your mind."

LOL! Okay, then. 'Nuff said.

Wow, a typo. What, are you a computer that spits to a halt when it encounters a typo? You don't need to keep reminding us that you're LOL (Low On Logic). It's apparent and that's why you can't answer my post with any logic or reason.

You seem to think many here will be devastated if Obama wins the election. Wrong again fool! If Obama does a decent job of running the nation I'll benefit. If he tells more lies I'll have fun going to liberal blogs and pointing out that Obama lies more that Bush. If he tries to use the military beyond the plans already in place I'll have fun going to liberal blogs and pointing out that Obama is a bigger warmonger than Bush. If the economy continues to tank after Obama has had a fair shot at turning it around I'll have fun point that out to liberals. By the 2010 elections conservatives will have painted Obama as being worse than Bush. I win if chimp Obama is elected no matter what he does short of being a total disaster and that's The Truth.

BC,Any re... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

BC,

Any real solution is going to require a lot more brainpower than McCain is going to be able to recruit and bring to the table.

Problem is that it will take more than brains, it also takes more courage and fortitude than Obama is going to be able to recruit and brig to the table.

The other problem for Obama is that he'll have little support to use the military. Much of the left is absolutely against it and conservatives will also oppose it on the bases that Obama has no moral authority to put anyone in harms way. Sorry, but liberals can't bash Bush for 7 years for using the military and then claim it's ok all of a sudden because one of their guys is commander in chief. Obama will have to negotiate with despots and take whatever he can get. Sorry if that puts the U.S. in a bad spot, but the electorate want's change and they don't seem too particular about what kind of change it is.

Mac Lorry,He's the... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Mac Lorry,

He's the Tooth that got spat out and rejected, understandably so.

LaMedusa,If TT was... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

LaMedusa,

If TT wasn't aping a comic book character I would feel sorry for someone so logically impaired that they have to talk about themselves in the third person, or in their case, the turd person. Hey, it easy to see there's a lot more ego there than intellect. What a pea brain, and that's the truth.




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