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Flopping Aces Quote of the Day for 23 June 2011


Presented without comment as I don't think I can write here what comes to mind.


Quote of the Day

By: Wordsmith

Sad quote of the day:

"First time I saw 10th Mountain Division, you guys were in southern Iraq. When I went back to visit Afghanistan, you guys were the first ones there. I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn't receiving it posthumously."
-Remarks of the President to Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York

BlackFive points out that there is just one terrible problem with this: Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta is in fact the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since Vietnam.

And Sgt. First Class Jared Monti? He received his.....posthumously.



I'm stepping outside to chew some nails and spit some bullets.

Oh, there's more at the linked article. That was way more than enough for me.

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Comments (51)

Just more blather from the ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Just more blather from the Idiot in Chief. "Smartest Man in the World!"

GarandFan,I<... (Below threshold)
Rodney Graves Author Profile Page:

GarandFan,

I

am

not

amused.

What? You expect that indi... (Below threshold)
jim m:

What? You expect that individuals actually matter to this president? How long is it going to take for everyone to learn that he doesn't give a crap about people and everyone is just a pawn to be used?

Of course he gets this wrong. Their lives are meaningless to him, more so because they are military and obama sees the military as his enemy. People are significant only in that their stories can be used to make political points. Beyond that they are inconvenient in the extreme.

Frankly, I'm rather surprised he got the name of a military unit right and even knew the name of a Medal of Honor recipient. It's hard to get exercised about obama disrespecting his country when he has already so thoroughly demonstrated that he hates everything it stands for.

If people were important to... (Below threshold)
jim m:

If people were important to obama he would bother getting these things right. They aren't so he doesn't.

Yes getting this right of all things should be a top priority. It demonstrates the great disdain obama has for the United States and its people that he cannot be bothered to get it right.

It also says a lot that his disdain for America is so open that many people are neither surprised nor shocked by this.

Part and parcel. If you don... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Part and parcel. If you don't care about the military, or anything for that matter, you just aren't into it. This idiot is past his expiration date. ww

Barry and blunder, the two ... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

Barry and blunder, the two are inseperable.

Can you imagine if Bush had... (Below threshold)
Sharon:

Can you imagine if Bush had made a mistake like this?

Give Obama a break. I mean... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Give Obama a break. I mean after all he has to spend all those hours on the golf course trying to keep caddies employed. What do you expect him to do? Actually remember important details about a medal of honor winner? It isnt like Obama is a republican or anything.

"Can you imagine if Bush ha... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

"Can you imagine if Bush had made a mistake like this?"


Yeah, they blamed him for Katrina because he warned them to get out to early. Interesting Barry doesn't receive the same guff for the tornadoes ripping across the country? Must be targeting the 'right' folks.

They'll just clean it up in... (Below threshold)

They'll just clean it up in the transcript.

Poor widdle conservatives. ... (Below threshold)
Art W:

Poor widdle conservatives. They found something to cry about again.

that's right, Art W...we CA... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

that's right, Art W...we CARE ABOUT OUR MILITARY!

This pathetic Resident of the White House is most likely yukking it up about this even as I type.

His contempt for our military is plain...and my contempt for HIM is beyond words.

America will be lucky to survive this dickwad.

Art,It's not cryin... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Art,

It's not crying. Some of us have made it clear that this is not news and that obama's hate for America and disrespect for individuals makes occurrences such as this inevitable.

I'll note that you don't defend obama in this inexcusable gaffe but you blame conservatives for thinking that a President should care enough about people who earn the highest honor available in this nation to get their names right.

As I've said before, I consider obama to be somewhat of a sociopath, who does not think of people as real or valuable in and of themselves so he doesn't see unemployment as an issue that effects real people and families and he does not see as real the sacrifice of people who are given the Medal of Honor.

Wart,Barry's leade... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

Wart,

Barry's leadership is insufferable and embarrasing as are your comments.

Drink your kool aid and shut up!


His writer must have been s... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

His writer must have been sick today. He can't speak three words that aren't on his teleprompter without screwing up. Worst and dumbest president in history, and that takes some doing to outdo Dimmy Carter.

"Poor widdle conservatives.... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

"Poor widdle conservatives. They found something to cry about again.

Yes, its true. Everytime I see people lose jobs and going hungry because of the democrat economy I tend to get unhappy. I guess 2012 being a day closer is brighter news as it brings the end of the Bummer of a Summer depression creator.

Go ahead and live in a fools paradise Wart. Its all you've got. That and some rippin' raspberry kook aid to pass the time.

Can you imagine if Bush had... (Below threshold)
arcman Author Profile Page:

Can you imagine if Bush had made a mistake like this?

Bush would not have made a mistake like this.

arcman: "Bush would not ... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

arcman: "Bush would not have made a mistake like this."

arcman, my wife is not very political...yet when she was made aware of Obama's mistake that was her FIRST reaction! Quote: "Bush CARED about the military, and even if someone else made the mistake in writing the speech, HE would have known!"

ArtGo fuck yourself.... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Art
Go fuck yourself.
Someone died in service of his country and in the process won the Medal of Honor. An honor which only a few hundred people have been able to achieve and most of them were dead when they were awarded it. If Obama is going to use his name at least he could have the decent fucking courtesy to get the details right.

Shame on Obama for not chec... (Below threshold)
ken:

Shame on Obama for not checking to see if this was correct; but, he doesn't get all the blame. Someone under him made the error and he/she shoulders most of the blame for this. Just another "data point" showing how careless this administration is regarding the facts and details. Maybe someone working for the Commander-In-Chief doesn't want his boss to look good. Barry's "ego" wont like this and that person will feel Obama's wrath. /sarc Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch. /sarc off

KenYeah just like ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Ken

Yeah just like ABC left "under God" out of the pledge of allegience.

Maybe someone should have Obama read some poetry. After all he is supposed to be intelligent and cultured.

I have just the poem for him.

The Sheepdogs

Most humans truly are like sheep
Wanting nothing more than peace to keep
To graze, grow fat and raise their young,
Sweet taste of clover on the tongue.
Their lives serene upon Life’s farm,
They sense no threat nor fear no harm.
On verdant meadows, they forage free
With naught to fear, with naught to flee.
They pay their sheepdogs little heed
For there is no threat; there is no need.

To the flock, sheepdog’s are mysteries,
Roaming watchful round the peripheries.
These fang-toothed creatures bark, they roar
With the fetid reek of the carnivore,
Too like the wolf of legends told,
To be amongst our docile fold.
Who needs sheepdogs? What good are they?
They have no use, not in this day.
Lock them away, out of our sight
We have no need of their fierce might.

But sudden in their midst a beast
Has come to kill, has come to feast
The wolves attack; they give no warning
Upon that calm September morning
They slash and kill with frenzied glee
Their passive helpless enemy
Who had no clue the wolves were there
Far roaming from their Eastern lair.
Then from the carnage, from the rout,
Comes the cry, “Turn the sheepdogs out!”

Thus is our nature but too our plight
To keep our dogs on leashes tight
And live a life of illusive bliss
Hearing not the beast, his growl, his hiss.
Until he has us by the throat,
We pay no heed; we take no note.
Not until he strikes us at our core
Will we unleash the Dogs of War
Only having felt the wolf pack’s wrath
Do we loose the sheepdogs on its path.

And the wolves will learn what we’ve shown before;
We love our sheep, we Dogs of War.

Russ Vaughn
2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
Vietnam 65-66

... An' it's T... (Below threshold)
Rodney Graves Author Profile Page:
... An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please; An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool -- you bet that Tommy sees!
These details are easy to g... (Below threshold)
jim m:

These details are easy to get right. There is no excuse. It is carelessness in its most fundamental sense: a lack of concern. obama just doesn't care about these men or what they do or the sacrifice they make.

If obama doesn't care about the Medal of Honor winners what on earth makes anyone think that he cares about the rest of our military? Or about us? The answer is that he doesn't and that makes him a very dangerous man to be President.

In the context of the post,... (Below threshold)

In the context of the post, Michelle had just gushed about how "Barack has a memory like a steel trap. He has a gift in that way, able to retain information, know more than those who are briefing him, asking critical questions, because all of those wins and losses are not wins and losses for him [but] they are wins and losses for the folks whose stories he carries with him, the folks that he worries about and prays about before he goes to bed at night”

Then, he cannot keep it straight in his mind which of two MoH recipients, to whom he personally awarded the medal, was living or dead.

He remembers the stories bu... (Below threshold)
jim m:

He remembers the stories but he cannot remember the people. The stories are useful tools for the campaign, the people are insignificant details.

Spot on as usual jim m.... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

Spot on as usual jim m.

Barry talks a big game, like in jobs creation and energy independence. But when it comes right down to it he hasn't a clue how to do either.

Same thing here, Barry doesn't do the homework. That's why he needed affirmative action to do it for him.

Palin gets a piece of obscu... (Below threshold)

Palin gets a piece of obscure American history right and the liberals call her stupid. Obama can't even get something he's recently done right, yet the liberals fawn all over him.

I wish this were a DRUDGE r... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

I wish this were a DRUDGE rotating siren. More people have to know.

This makes me want to puke.... (Below threshold)
liberalnitemare:

This makes me want to puke.

The sheer lack of respect to not one, but two medal of honor winners is physically painful.

Let's go the videotape... (Below threshold)
Didn't quayle get razzed fo... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

Didn't quayle get razzed for adding an E on potato or something? That must have been classified a felony. Adding 7 states onto the map however, not so much.


This is how you treat the fallen hero when you yourself are a proven zero.

It's interesting how the li... (Below threshold)

It's interesting how the liberals are avoiding this gaffe like the plague. It's EVERYWHERE on right-wing news sites, blogs, and forums, but the left is keeping silent. Can't imagine why... (sarcasm obvious, I hope). They know that there's absolutely no spin and no excuse for this. I mean, even if what Sarah Palin said about Paul Revere had been wrong (which it wasn't), so what? He's been dead 200 years. The awarding of these Medals of Honor was done by Obama himself.

The Left ignores all of Oba... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

The Left ignores all of Obama's gaffes, but they don't even consider this a gaffe since it involved the military. They hate the military in general, and American heroes in particular - UNLESS they come back complaining about a Republican President and toss their medals away. Or someone else's.

But it is outrageous to blame this on staff. Typically all Presidential speeches are double-checked to avoid such things. Presidents don't even want to be caught mispronouncing a name or a hometown.

If this President is so unconcerned as to not have his speeches reviewed and checked, how is that a staff screw-up? The procedure would only have been changed with his approval.

Of course, Obama typically refuses to accept responsibility for anything, so . . .

One of those unforgivable m... (Below threshold)
Chico:

One of those unforgivable mistakes that is symbolic of callousness, true, but not as bad as continuing to order troops to die in a pointless and unwinnable war.

Michele's comment about Oba... (Below threshold)
RPL:

Michele's comment about Obama's mind being like a steel trap is accurate; anything that gets stuck in it dies.

MOH recipient Guinta was in the 173rd Airborne, not the 10th Mountain. Maybe because both of the MOH recipients were Italian they all look alike to our emperor.

ArtW, if Bush, Palin, or any other Republican made this mistake the MSM and their enablers would be jumping up and down with glee at their stupidity. The men and women of our armed forces guarantee our freedoms, which include freedom of speech. It also includes the right to be stupid or an ass, but please don't abuse the privelege.

Bush would not have made th... (Below threshold)
liberalnitemare:

Bush would not have made this mistake.
Clinton, Bush senior, Reagan, Ford, Carter, Nixon all would have gotten this right.

Hell, Billy Carter would have gotten this right.

Great comments above, excep... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Great comments above, excepting Art's which I find unbelievable.

Since many have already expressed how I feel about it, I'll simply say that I so hope the repub candidate that eventually debates this fraud brings this up in a debate.

Ask Obama how in the world he could have gotten this wrong when he personally put that medal around Giunta's neck and he personally stood with Monti's parents as they grieved.

This is simply inexcusable for a CIC.

I'm sure that TOTUS will be... (Below threshold)
docjim505:

I'm sure that TOTUS will be reprimanded for getting this wrong.

Then again, perhaps not: TOTUS is totally safe from going under the bus because, without TOTUS, Captain Bullsh*t can't string more than three words together coherently.

arcman - Bush would not have made a mistake like this.
Damned right.

Chico"but not as b... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Chico

"but not as bad as continuing to order troops to die in a pointless and unwinnable war.
"

Are you talknig about Obama ref Afghanistan or Libya?

These so-called blunders ha... (Below threshold)
Maddox:

These so-called blunders have become so common that I no longer believe they are accidental. Obama hates America and this looks like an intentional jab at our military. No one holding the office POTUS can be that dumb. I despise him for what he is doing to our country. The disrespect he shows the military is bad enough but the harm he puts them in to improve his political standing is unforgivable.

2 things first, Art you cou... (Below threshold)
John:

2 things first, Art you could not possibly be a bigger a-hole.
Second, I think Obama is lazy, I think the people around him are lazy. They throw this stuff together and send him out to spew whatever it is they took 3 minutes to shove into the teleprompter. It's an incompetent bunch of clods out for themselves to hell with the rest of us.

retiredAre you ... (Below threshold)
Chico:

retired

Are you talking about Obama ref Afghanistan or Libya?

About Afghanistan, because no U.S. servicemember has died in the Libya operation that I've heard of.

Libya's an adventure which is just wasting money so far, not American blood.

Of course, Obama not getting the name right is indicative of what the military is to the elite - just cannon fodder for their schemes.

Since I've seen Sal Giunta on TV, I know he is an outstanding young man. He is intelligent, modest and respectful of the sacrifice of others around him. How you could forget the name after actually meeting him, I don't know.

I'm sure the deceased Jared Monti deserves better, too.

The other thing he got wron... (Below threshold)
Chico:

The other thing he got wrong was the unit - Giunta was 173rd Airborne Bde, not 10th Mountain Division.

"How you could forget the n... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

"How you could forget the name after actually meeting him, I don't know."


The Bull Monty

If he doesn't bother with t... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

If he doesn't bother with the small stuff - why should we expect he'd pay attention to the large and actually bother to get it right?

A good friend and current g... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

A good friend and current golfing buddy of mine, served and was good friends with SFC Jared Monti. He's fairly and rightly insulted by this. As CIC, you're not allowed to make this kind of a fuckup...ever.

Even if you do make this ki... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Even if you do make this kind of F up, you man up and apologize. Right quick.

That's the other side of it... (Below threshold)
jim m:

That's the other side of it. He doesn't care and he will never acknowledge the mistake. He's too proud to do it.

I'm not sure which is the stronger driver in this case. Whether he's too arrogant to admit a mistake or if he just thinks that Medal of Honor recipients are not significant enough to bother with.

Chico"The other th... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Chico

"The other thing he got wrong was the unit - Giunta was 173rd Airborne Bde, not 10th Mountain Division"

HE WAS TALKING to the 10th mountain solders ABOUT THEIR FALLEN COMRADE at the time.
The soldier he mentioned received the MOH posthumesouly (not living) and wasnt in the 10th mountain.

In short, he fucked up everything that he possibly could.

Re: DO'Hbama - Amateur Hour... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

Re: DO'Hbama - Amateur Hour in the White House continues as the sounds of crickets comes from the lamestream media.

Re: Wart
You know, in a earlier, less civilized time Wart would be challenged to a duel for his total callousness toward others. Indeed, he would probably have a line at his front door - sorry, his parents' basement door.

In this more civilized era, something more civilized is in order. Like permanently banning his sorry ass. No, on second thought, let's find out where Wart lives so we can issue the challenges for duels...

Sky Captain,Our cu... (Below threshold)
Rodney Graves Author Profile Page:

Sky Captain,

Our current world is actually less civilized than were those that supported the code duello.




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