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May 28, 2006

Memorial Day 2006


"Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is the least to be cheap and is never free of cost."

-Robert A. Heinlein

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If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.

-Samuel Adams


Posted by Darleen at May 28, 2006 09:43 AM


"Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.

War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.

In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people.
The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manner and of morals, engendered in both.
No nation can preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare." -- James Madison

Posted by: Brad at May 28, 2006 05:56 PM

That card Mz Dareleen is poignant reminder of what war oftimes leaves behind....

Posted by: Carl W. Goss at May 29, 2006 08:40 AM


It certainly is. Just as people need be reminded when a police officer or firefighter is killed in the line of duty.

Funny, isn't it, that police officers are out there and there is still crime. Do you think if we get rid of them there will be "peace" with burglars?

Posted by: Darleen at May 29, 2006 08:50 AM

- We’ve had a good holiday weekend here in America’s “2nd Hawaii”. Saturday I broke my feet and my bank account, treating my son to a 14 hour day at the local Sea World for his “sweet 16″ Bday. Slepping through 25 miles of exhibits with three Godzillateens in tow, with the fun rides, great Calypso smoked barbacue, and of course the obligatory endless shopping for dust collector nicknacks.

- Today, after having partially recovered sufficiently to move the bod again, my son and I took a drive out to Point Loma, to the National WWII Memorial Cemetary, where some 50,000+ small white crosses line a half mile of green grasslands on both sides of the peninsula in long 1000 cross rows layed end to end, and placed American flags on several gravesites. They had an honor guard, and gun salute for the soldiers/sailors/marines/airman lost in the war. It was a typical brilliant, azure sky, gorgeous ocean, sunlit, postcard day, with gentle sea breezes, and 71 degree weather for the occassion.

- We also stopped by the cross on Soledad Mountain that the Atheists are trying so hard to pull down. A small group of the “non-believers” showed up with protest signs. One guy was yelling, “Christians go home”. I yelled at him “Do you ever stop for a minute to think you couldn’t do this if these people hadn’t died for your sorry ass?”. He just ignored me. They got booed and yelled at so loudly they stayed for just a few minutes and then turned tail and ran off.

- All in all, the whole weekend makes you proud to be an American, knowing so many died so everyone of us, even the idiotarian creeps among us, are free to live our lives in anyway we choose to.

- Bang

Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at May 29, 2006 10:55 AM

Brad - When others stop attacking us, then just maybe we'll be able to end war. the truth is if America were not the benevolent Super Power it is, if we even remotely used our power in the manner that any other country in history undoubtedly would have, there are several countries that simply would not exist anymore.

- The people of the world, instead of demonizing and hating us, should get down on their hands and knees and thank whatever G_d they pray too, that He in his wisdom chose us, over all others, to hold, and NOT wield, that awful power.

- Its easy to hate the Lead dog, particularly when people see we're not an agressive retaliating prople, they know its "safe" precisely because we're not the dictating tyrrants you paint your own country as, and you on the Left practice the height of intellectual laziness and dishonesty when you join the rabal in the feckless condemnation of our great country.

Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at May 29, 2006 11:13 AM


OW... hope your foot feels better fast ..and congrats to your son for actually living until his 16th b-day (when the aliens first take teen brains about age 12 or so, you really wonder if they'll make it out of their teens!! heheheh) but I don't envy the field trip to Sea World. Yowzer.

And ...oh fucking hell re Mt. Soledad ....can't the little lefist totalitarians leave off spewing for ONE FUCKING DAY??? Glad you kept your cool and only talked to 'em. Better than I would have done.

Say, if I'm ever in jail for slapping silly a moonbat, bring me chinese food, ok?


BTW.... you didn't happen to have your camera along for the moonbat lovefest, did ya? I would LOVE to post on that one!

Posted by: Darleen at May 29, 2006 11:17 AM

- Actually we did Dar sweets. That was Junior Space Cadets BDay gift, a nice Olympic digital with all the buzzers and whistles. Alas we'd left it in the car, and by the time I thought of it, the "godless" had beat a hasty retreat.

- I'm probably dating myself terribly here, but the changes in photo technology is simply amazing. I remember doing 6 rolls of 35mm, using my very popular Minolta SRT-101, back in '68 in Dealy plaza, covering the Kennedy aftermath. He went through 250 shots at Sea World, but its just memory stick now. Of course hes already posted the day's worth of shots in an online album, so the 25 miles of "parental trail of tears" is captured for posterity.

Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at May 29, 2006 02:18 PM

Bush finally gets a pair - at least on this issue:

President Bush, marking Memorial Day with a speech paying tribute to fighting men and women lost in war, signed into law Monday a bill that keeps demonstrators from disrupting military funerals.

In advance of his speech and a wreath-laying at America's most hallowed burial ground for military heroes, Bush signed the "Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act." This was largely in response to the activities of a Kansas church group that has staged protests at military funerals around the country, claiming the deaths symbolized God's anger at U.S. tolerance of homosexuals.

The new law bars protests within 300 feet of the entrance of a national cemetery and within 150 feet of a road into the cemetery. This restriction applies an hour before until an hour after a funeral. Those violating the act would face up to a $100,000 fine and up to a year in prison.

Monday's observance at Arlington National Cemetery was not a funeral, so demonstrators were free to speak their minds at the site.

And several did.

Approximately 10 people from the Washington, D.C., chapter of FreeRepublic.com, a self-styled grass roots conservative group, held signs at the entrance of the cemetery supporting U.S. troops. A large sign held by several people said, "God bless our troops, defenders of freedom, American heroes."

They were faced off against a handful of anti-gay protesters who stood across a four-lane highway as people headed toward the national burial grounds.

The FreeRepublic.com group was trying to counter demonstrations by the Kansas-based group, led by the Rev. Fred Phelps. He previously had organized protests against those who died of AIDS and gay murder victim Matthew Shepard.

In an interview at the time the House passed the bill that Bush signed Monday, Phelps charged that Congress was "blatantly violating" his First Amendment rights. He said that if became law, he would continue to demonstrate but would abide by the law's restrictions.

Bush signed a second bill Monday that allows combat troops to deposit tax-free pay into individual retirement accounts. Supporters of the legislation argued that rules governing these accounts were punishing soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq who earn only tax-free combat pay.

Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at May 29, 2006 02:41 PM

the truth is if America were not the benevolent Super Power it is, if we even remotely used our power in the manner that any other country in history undoubtedly would have, there are several countries that simply would not exist anymore

Big Bang,

Don't lecture me, you arrogant prick. Instead of patting your self-righteous self on the back and ignoring the wisdom of our Founding Fathers, you'd better serve what remains of your brain by reading something substantive about this unnecessary war -- why not, for example, google "haditha massacre" and explore that latest atrocity?

Who the fuck do you think you are anyway? You're the definition of "ugly American." Happy Memorial Day, asshole.

Posted by: Brad at May 29, 2006 06:52 PM

by the way Darleen --

I'd like to ask you a serious question. More serious than whether I believe the enemies we fight are "evil."

Do you believe that if we hadn't invaded Iraq in 2003, that these United States would have been attacked by terrorists again?

In other words: do you think Bush has made this country safer?

Posted by: Brad at May 29, 2006 06:54 PM


The latest atrocity? What the FUCK are you talking about? Don't you DARE try the bullshit anti-American MEME that our military is filled with nothing but "loser, high school dropouts turned into killerbot" stuff on MY blog.

Good god, is the possibility that ONE incident of ALLEDGED criminality got you creaming your pants?

This SO reminds me that 99.9% of good, helpful, heroic police work goes out the window with .1% of bad cop behavior. And it doesn't seem to fucking matter that the military's OWN INVESTIGATION and commitment to finding the facts and seeing justice done matters one fucking bit.

And YES Brad. If we had ignored Islamo-fascism and put it off as just another ignorable incident.... ala 1993 WTC bombing, Cole, African embassies, etc...there would have been another incident of terrorism on American soil by Islamists.

Oh... I grant there might NOT have been, if we turned our back on Israel. That might have fed the crocodile for a few years.

But not by much.

I hope you don't have daughters, Brad. Your ignorance of Islamism condemns them, or their daughters, to burka's and Sharia.

Thanks but NO thanks.

Posted by: Darleen at May 29, 2006 08:59 PM

and Brad, another thing,

Interesting you think BBH is an asshole and have not a thing to say about the asswipes screeching "Christians go home" at a war memorial on Memorial day.

And you visited which Memorial Day activities...?

Posted by: Darleen at May 29, 2006 09:01 PM

Ahh. A superlative example of the "tolerant, caring" progressive dipshit. At least Murtha has an excuse. Hes senile. Whats your Brad, or is thinking for yourself not allowed in the collectivist hive.

- You and I both know the real reasons behind the majority anti-war screed, and it isn't "caring". Either its fear of a draft, or scared shitless Iraq may be a success, in which case it could be generations before the Libturds get back in power.

- Adhomenim away dork. Changes nothing. Babies like yourself need all the lecturing you can get to overcome your arrested development.

Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at May 29, 2006 09:06 PM

Sometimes for accuracy, I think the Left herd should change its main creedo to:


Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at May 29, 2006 09:31 PM

- Dar sweets.... Heres one brilliant piece for this memorial day, that exemplifies the real "caring" individuals in our midst, families that have made the ultimate sacrifice so Libtards like Bradley can go on spewing their self serving crap. Its a very good sterling example in words and pictures of why America will never succub to our enemies, both from without AND from within. A treasure for this memorial day in remembering our brave sons and daughters who put their asses on the line for everyone including the misfits in our society. Heres to those courageous, brave Americans. As for you brad-boy. You don't EVER want to cross my path, or the path of any true American.

Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at May 29, 2006 09:44 PM


I shouldn't be surprised that both you and BBH question my patriotism. That you failed to see the insult in BBH's initial response to my James Madison quote. Note: I didn't smear the military -- I quoted James Madison. I didn't question anyone's patriotism. I quoted James Madison. And what was BBH's response? Go back an re-read it.

He, not I, took the opportunity on Memorial Day to state in his own crude way: "I am a better American than Brad."

Thus my calling him an asshole. If he had said it to me in a bar I would have given him a fat lip.

he's a piece of shit. He doesn't stand on any firm ground when it comes to judging the Left, or me.
Neither do you.

History will prove that Iraq was an error, as it has our intervention in Vietnam.

Posted by: Brad at May 30, 2006 06:02 AM

Brad - aside from the fact that you, like so many of your fellow travelers, never knew why we were in Nam, or what we accomplished, still labor under the false idea that the conflict was the high water mark of the idiotarian Marxist gaggle.

- They were all jousting with imaginary wind mills of their own making, and the fact they continue to this day to faux document their own version of things, makes it no more factual than a self serving delusion.

- Trying to comflate the Iraqui situation with Nam just re-inforces your lack of any real understanding of the Nam era, which giving you a clue, did not start in '68, or even 63'.

- When you discard your hive thinking and take the time to actually understand that entire conflict for what it really represented, and what we were able to accomplish, then we can talk, until then, you're simply parroting the words of your Poly-sci professors, or something you've been spoon fed by people embittered that the system they support has been a miserable failure for a over a century.

- As far as giving anyone a fat lip, I'm guessing you're the typical moonbat synchophant that does all his battleship yakking where no one can see him because of his rowboat ass. Question your patriotism? why would I question something you don't have?

Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at May 30, 2006 08:37 AM

Trying to comflate the Iraqui situation with Nam just re-inforces your lack of any real understanding of the Nam era, which giving you a clue, did not start in '68, or even 63'.

BBH: where in this thread did I declare the start date of the Vietnam war?

You can hurl your own ad hominems all day (e.g., Murtha's "senile," I'm a "progressive dipshit")..and you talk about the "height of intellectual laziness". Where have you cited a fact about anything on this site?

But let's face it: you aren't worthy of my time. Go fuck yourself.

Posted by: Brad at May 30, 2006 10:06 AM

"But let's face it: you aren't worthy of my time. Go fuck yourself."

- The "complete" intellectual eh brad.

- Truth is, you don't want to know, which is fine. Scurry back to your Nanny-statist star chamber, where your delusional world view will be safe from reality.

Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at May 30, 2006 10:20 AM

Scurry back to your Nanny-statist star chamber, where your delusional world view will be safe from reality.

HAH! This, from someone who thinks that we are a "benevolent" super power.

Posted by: Brad at May 30, 2006 10:29 AM

Brad - If we were a tenth the "Fascist" Dictatorship you love to paint your own country, you wouldn't be sitting there able to spew your anti-American screeds. You in the elite are always the first to be lined up against the wall and shot when the Real Dictators move in. Of course all that is swept under the rug, because it cuts the legs out from under the Communist collectivistic arguments. Lets review:

- 100 Million dead since the Bolshevik revolution.
- 90+ years of failed Marxist based collectivism.

The lefts basis for even being, much less its agendas and creedos, are so shot through with internal dichotomy's, and conflicting memes, its simply not to be taken seriously

Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at May 30, 2006 10:48 AM

You in the elite are always the first to be lined up against the wall and shot when the Real Dictators move in.

HMM...BBH, is that wishful thinking on your part?

Is there a fascist tendency coming from your blather?

And since when am I a Marxist? Just because I might make an observation that is echoed in Marxist circles doesn't make me a Marxist anymore than Darleen's observations on Terri Schiavo last year necessarily make her a follower of James Dobson.

You're off base. You're full of it, and you have no factual basis for anything you write.

Posted by: Brad at May 30, 2006 03:14 PM

- Somewhat clever, but not by half brad-boy. Trying to insert some sinister meaning in what I wrote is soooo leftist. You know exactly what I ment but you can't respond because you know its true. Artists, intellectuals, off party anyone, are the first to go when the Despots march in.

- I don't want to think of you as that stupid too try to mis-interpret so transparently. So try to focus, even though it hurts.

- As far as "how" Marxist you are or you aren't, this is another nit pick of the moonbat brigade. You're a self avowed Collectivistic Socialist, so the details of which of Marx's teachings you follow doesn't really matter. Communism is as Communism does Sparky.

I fisked one of your Leftard bloggers thinly disguised "class warfare screeds", hinting at Fascism in the Conservative side. Its all crap. The idiot based his meme on the idea that "Fascism (nee Conservatism) embodies a resentment of other successful systems".

- I posted to him that since I don't know a single Conservative that's resentful of a system (Collectivistic socialism in all its many forms) that's failed so miserably, consistantly, and over such a long time, so I would take it that means we're in the clear. He never responded which you Libtards never do.

- One of Marx's postulates was to make sure your main approach is to demonize your enemy, and since Fascism is the "Great Satan" for all Communists, and their sworn life and death enemy, you try to apply that to ANYTHING that isn't you, or your party. Its perfunctious bullshit, but it makes you feel good. What ever gets you through the night Sport.

Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at May 30, 2006 04:50 PM

Trying to insert some sinister meaning in what I wrote is soooo leftist

Again, nothing of substance here. Just blah blah blah. No references, no links. Nothing coherent.

It's Big Bang banging himself silly.

Posted by: Brad at May 30, 2006 05:12 PM

Get off your knees Bradley....I know when I'm licked.

Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at May 30, 2006 06:24 PM


Posted by: Brad at May 30, 2006 07:53 PM

Here's a Hitler quote for you guys: "The main plank in the National Socialistic program is to abolish the liberalistic concept of the
individual and the Marxist concept of humanity and to substitute for them the folk community, rooted in the soil and bound together by the bond of its common blood" Hitler

All this anti Marxist talk, you guys are sounding a lot like Hitler.

Posted by: blubonnet at June 2, 2006 08:09 PM