June 29, 2016

Staff Sergeant David Johnathan Thatcher RIP. [CBD]
— Open Blogger

Doolittle Raid funeral.jpg

From the Daily Mail....

Lieutenant Colonel Dick Cole, center, salutes his final comrade of the Doolittle bombing mission Staff Sergeant David Thatcher, gunner-engineer aboard the Ruptured Duck which crash landed off the coast of China.

These men were giants, and will be forgotten only if we forget them. They deserve to live forever in our hearts and minds....

[Hat Tip: some guy named DrewM]


Posted by: Open Blogger at 09:18 AM | Comments (218)
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1 With all the giant balls on those planes, I'm surprised they actually took flight.

RIP and Godspeed.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2016 09:15 AM (O0lVq)

2 Has DrewM officially gone on to other things?

Nobody could piss of Hector like Drew.

Every year, there are less and less of these guys at Memorial Day events with the VFW or Legion. This year, there may be none left.

Posted by: Chupacabra at June 29, 2016 09:18 AM (V40IZ)

3 Just waiting for the joke...

Posted by: Barrickuda at June 29, 2016 09:19 AM (n2xDv)

4 Another giant.  Those guys never expected to survive that flight and some of them didn't.  Although militarily that raid didn't accomplish much other than make Japan dedicate more of their military to home defense, but it sure as hell meant a lot to the Morale at home which was at its nadir then.


RIP Sargent.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at June 29, 2016 09:19 AM (mpXpK)

5 RIP.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2016 09:21 AM (7lVbc)

6 Into the wild blue yonder . . . G-d bless and keep you, sergeant.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 29, 2016 09:21 AM (p4UlV)

7 That picture.  No words.

RIP.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 09:21 AM (1ZOkK)

8 "So, we take off from the carrier"
"And drop bombs on Japan"
"and then............?"

Right! Let's go!

Posted by: Roland [OMITTED] at June 29, 2016 09:22 AM (QM5S2)

9 RIP Staff Sargeant. God bless and God speed.

Posted by: IC at June 29, 2016 09:22 AM (a0IVu)

10 You look at the ages of the officers back then and they were all so young.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 29, 2016 09:22 AM (iQIUe)

11 Quite a contrast to now isn't it....

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2016 09:23 AM (O2RFr)

12 Odds of success, slim. Odds of survival, even worse. And they went anyway. I can only hope we can still find folks like that when we need them.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 29, 2016 09:23 AM (9krrF)

13 10 You look at the ages of the officers back then and they were all so young.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 29, 2016 02:22 PM (iQIUe)



Imagine living in a time of real men, and no Pajama Boys. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 09:24 AM (1ZOkK)

14 4 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 29, 2016 02:19 PM (mpXpK) Shocked the shit out of the Japs, whose country had not been attacked in over 400 years. Until then. A collective Ho. Lee. Fook. And two years later, the aluminum/magnesium overcast of the 20th Air Force.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 29, 2016 09:24 AM (p4UlV)

15 No safe space, nor tranny bathroom on those planes.

Posted by: Roland [OMITTED] at June 29, 2016 09:24 AM (QM5S2)

16 "Every year, there are less and less of these guys at Memorial Day events with the VFW or Legion. This year, there may be none left." If you really want to be pissed off, go to a VA nursing home and see how they treat WWII vets (and all vets, really). A gaggle of nurses clucking around the registration desk doing absolutely nothing while the men choke to death on their own secretions because the bitches are too lazy to get them out of bed and the "ethics" committees decide that it's "for the best" anyway. Meanwhile, the younger vets sit in their rooms with nothing at all to do because the pool has been turned into a storage area and the common area has about 12 books and a pack of cards. Fuck you, Murfreesboro VA. Fuck. You.

Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 29, 2016 09:25 AM (Dxa+Y)

17
I can only hope we can still find folks like that when we need them.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 29, 2016 02:23 PM (9krrF)



We still have them.  Just 1% of our population.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 09:25 AM (1ZOkK)

18 Giant men, indeed.

Men who believed in and loved their country, and its freedoms and values.

Men who bore the responsibility of protecting these things.

God Bless them all.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at June 29, 2016 09:25 AM (wtvvX)

19 Imagine people who did things FOR their country, not AGAINST it because a political party is their God.

That was a different time for sure.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2016 09:27 AM (O0lVq)

20 In 2014 a good friend of mine (a former F-105 crew chief during his all-expensed paid vacation tour in Thailand) and I went to the Eisenhower Museum in Abilene Kansas. Richard Cole was one of three speaker on his subsequent unit the 1st Air Commandoes (the US Burma campaign air support and transport air unit) to a special teacher's night at the Museum. He was lucid, grave, and funny, and had driven from Florida for the talk. He flew off the USS Hornet, crashed in China, and finally ended up in Calcutta. There he flew 300 plus missions over the Hump, which defied the odds of survival just there. Then he joined the Air Commando Group and flew in Burma. His unit supported and protected the Chindits. He had a deep well of funny stories about the unit, his commander Col. Philip Cochran, and even Lord Louis Mountbatten. My friend and I asked good, tough questions on military topics like logistics, maintenance and discipline. The teachers all asked "How did you feel when -.:" He is a class act. I'd follow him into combat.

Posted by: NaCly Dog [/i] at June 29, 2016 09:29 AM (hyuyC)

21 Fuck you, Murfreesboro VA. Fuck. You. Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 29, 2016 02:25 PM (Dxa+Y) Concur that's a jacked up VA branch. I won't go into my experience there, but your assessment of the nursing staff reflects what I dealt with in the ER.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 29, 2016 09:29 AM (uiwCw)

22 Even before the Raid, Jimmy Dolittle had an amazing career as a pioneering aeronautical engineer and test pilot. He invented instrument flying!

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 29, 2016 09:31 AM (r1fLd)

23 RIP, Sergeant. Thank you.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 29, 2016 09:31 AM (so+oy)

24 My great uncle Roy didn't take part in the Doolittle Raid... but he did bomb the hell out of Okinawa in his B-24. He never talked about his service until my husband was TDY there. He sent my husband a long email and one of the lines I remember from it was, "They were thinking, boy, we're glad we're not up there being shot at and we were flying over the ships dropping our
bombs on the Japs, thinking, boy, we're glad we're not down there."

He slipped the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of God in 2012.

Posted by: pookysgirl at June 29, 2016 09:32 AM (K27gs)

25 We still have plenty of young people that would have volunteered for a similar mission today. I'm convinced of that. The instantaneous communication we have today allows the bad to shout over all the good to where we develop the most negative of perceptions.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 29, 2016 09:33 AM (34alA)

26 America has always been a country rich in individuals who placed Duty, Honor and Country above self. We still are blessed to have another generation of like minded individuals stepping to the plate every day, either at Service Academies, or walking into Recruiting Stations. Stand down Staff Sergeant Thatcher... You are relieved. *Hand Salute*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at June 29, 2016 09:33 AM (ptqRm)

27 Sorry Country Singer. My grandpa didn't have much luck with their ER either. After he'd get aspiration pneumonia (again) they'd send him over to the hospital side to be neglected. Once he ended up at Vanderbilt's VA where the nice young doctor encouraged a DNR, despite the fact the only thing my grandpa was dying from was neglect. I don't think he expected me to have such command of futile care law. Anyway sorry. I just get so angry knowing that these men likely face a similar fate after all they did for our country.

Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 29, 2016 09:34 AM (Dxa+Y)

28 I am glad we have film of the actual takeoff. No matter how it's described it wouldn't do justice to the incredibly short runway the lead plane, Doolittle's, had as the carrier pointed into the wind and they took off slowly like stubborn kites. Chinese peasant underground got many of our men home safely pretty quickly. Our Russian "allies" held the guys who landed in Kamchatka for years.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 29, 2016 09:40 AM (1xUj/)

29 Imagine living in a time of real men, and no Pajama Boys.

We've always had Pajama Boys. 

We just used to treat them appropriately, with scorn, derision, and mockery.

Posted by: Panic Monkey at June 29, 2016 09:40 AM (4WhSY)

30 16---Fuck you, Murfreesboro VA. Fuck. You. Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 29, 2016 02:25 PM ----------------------------- Horrible. My son volunteers at a VA and it's nothing like that. Far from paradise, but nothing like that. My observation is that the VA system is like the NHS in Britain. Some hospitals/centers are quite good, most are mediocre, and a lot are awful. I can understand the mediocrity. It's government run. But how can you explain the awful stuff? You can't. It disgusts me.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2016 09:40 AM (T/5A0)

31 God Bless him and all who served. Not to highjack the thread. But speaking of airplanes. Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton met on her plane for a half an hour in AZ. According to Lynch they never talked politics or about the FBI investigation. Merely things like the grand kids and travel. Yea, bullshit.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 29, 2016 09:40 AM (EowmZ)

32 Off, poll reading sock.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 29, 2016 09:41 AM (4WhSY)

33 Ironic the generation that saved America and the world gave birth to the generation that destroyed America.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at June 29, 2016 09:42 AM (gmjUl)

34 27 Sorry Country Singer. My grandpa didn't have much luck with their ER either. After he'd get aspiration pneumonia (again) they'd send him over to the hospital side to be neglected. Once he ended up at Vanderbilt's VA where the nice young doctor encouraged a DNR, despite the fact the only thing my grandpa was dying from was neglect. I don't think he expected me to have such command of futile care law. Anyway sorry. I just get so angry knowing that these men likely face a similar fate after all they did for our country. Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 29, 2016 02:34 PM (Dxa+Y) My grandfather gave us strict orders to NEVER NEVER EVER take him to a VA facility, and that was a long time ago. It's been bad for quite a while, and has only gotten worse.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at June 29, 2016 09:42 AM (0mRoj)

35 " But how can you explain the awful stuff? You can't. It disgusts me." People who just don't care at all. The facility itself was quite nice. It was just the people who were rotten. I'm not sure what allows that to fester, but I suspect it's the knowledge they'll never be fired.

Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 29, 2016 09:43 AM (Dxa+Y)

36 Yes, but our current crop of young people submits petitions to their employers over dress codes, so they have their heros, too.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 29, 2016 09:43 AM (Mt8T4)

37 Concur that's a jacked up VA branch. I won't go into my experience there, but your assessment of the nursing staff reflects what I dealt with in the ER.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 29, 2016 02:29 PM (uiwCw)

=====

One of the saddest things I have seen in the past 20 years is the loss of the old service clubs -- the Oddfellows, Masons, Elks, KofC, Moose, Lions, and all the others.  One of the missions of these groups was to coordinate visitors and 'stuff' for the VA hospital residents.  No matter how good medical care is, there is no substitute for books, letters, pajamas, shaving supplies, and most of all, visitors.  There is no substitute for the backup eyes watching.


Illinois is a cesspool.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 29, 2016 09:43 AM (MIKMs)

38 Didn't Preznit DumbFuck's uncle pilot a B25 in Doolittle's Raid before he freed the few remaining Jews and Poles a couple years later at Auschwitz (or whatever concentration camp he claimed - that was actually liberated by the Red Army)?

Posted by: CitizenX at June 29, 2016 09:46 AM (mvyKt)

39 We just used to treat them appropriately, with scorn, derision, and mockery --- I think even back then the pajama boys had some redeeming qualities Like how Poindexter in Foghorn Leghorn may have been one but he was at least smart.

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at June 29, 2016 09:46 AM (TaJ8L)

40 Houston's VA hospital has an above average reputation based on more than a few Vets I've talked to. Now I've dealt with a few private hospitals in Houston that I wouldn't send a stray dog to.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 29, 2016 09:46 AM (34alA)

41 "I think even back then the pajama boys had some redeeming qualities " The pajama boys of yesteryear are not the pajama boys of today.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at June 29, 2016 09:47 AM (ptqRm)

42 I #standwithturkey with #stuffingandgravy


Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2016 09:47 AM (O0lVq)

43 RIP

Posted by: iforgot at June 29, 2016 09:48 AM (pC96u)

44 OT for the ladies https://is.gd/T2eNh6 Concealed carry corsets!!

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at June 29, 2016 09:49 AM (TaJ8L)

45 I have two relatives buried in Belgium and Luxembourg veterans cemetery's.

They were both younger than most college sophomores today.

People want to know why they were the greatest generation? Really?

Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2016 09:50 AM (O0lVq)

46 The pajama boys of yesteryear are not the pajama boys of today --- If Saving Private Ryan is to be believed they even served in uniform

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at June 29, 2016 09:50 AM (TaJ8L)

47 God forbid we do something today to effect morale; like bomb the shit out of Raqqa, land a squad of Marines on one of those Chinese 'islands', etc.

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2016 09:52 AM (Doh4+)

48 I just returned from New Orleans, home of the WWII Museum. It's been a long time since I've witnessed such a large group of people act in such a reverent manner. Many people, young and old, would fall out of line during the self-directed tour, only to be comforted by family, strangers, and (in my mind) the best volunteer staff I have seen work such a large venue. Even my kids, only marginally interested in anything historic, were amazed at the sacrifices made on our behalf. If you haven't been, go. NOLA is in many ways a cesspool of both personal and governmental failure. This museum, however, more than makes up for that. Voted the #3 museum in the nation by Travelocity. Every bit as good as any of the Smithsonian's in DC. Walking distance from the River Walk, safe, and well lit. The Green line streetcar travels within 3 blocks of the entrance (which is poorly marked). May God bless those who did what the rest of us could not - or would not - do to secure the future we now enjoy.

Posted by: BigDaddyRockwall at June 29, 2016 09:52 AM (wqYE/)

49 Ok, I'll say it... Where do we get such men?

Posted by: John P. Squibob at June 29, 2016 09:52 AM (rJOC2)

50 "o matter how good medical care is, there is no substitute for books, letters, pajamas, shaving supplies, and most of all, visitors. There is no substitute for the backup eyes watching." My mom, God bless her, tried to be the one woman entertainment coordinator. She came down with a ton of games and books from my uncle. She also tried to bribe the nurses with candy in my grandpa's room so they'd have to see him, at the very least. I agree though, lots of friendly visitors would have kept the much more honest.

Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 29, 2016 09:52 AM (Dxa+Y)

51 http://www.ww2online.org/view/dave-thatcher/segment-1 is a link to his oral history. Amazing story. Dick Cole the man saluting him was Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot. He is 100.

Posted by: pointsnfigures at June 29, 2016 09:52 AM (oPFsu)

52 31 God Bless him and all who served. Not to highjack the thread. But speaking of airplanes. Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton met on her plane for a half an hour in AZ. According to Lynch they never talked politics or about the FBI investigation. Merely things like the grand kids and travel. Yea, bullshit.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 29, 2016 02:40 PM (EowmZ)

Perhaps ANOTHER stained dress?  Perhaps blouse?  Get a black light - only way to tell for sure.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - PROUD LGBT - Loves Guns, Beer and Tatas at June 29, 2016 09:53 AM (jxbfJ)

53 If his wife is being investigated isn't it completely improper and unethical for the AG to be seeing privately with him?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 29, 2016 09:55 AM (frf5f)

54 Posted by: Minnfidel at June 29, 2016 02:40 PM (EowmZ) Perhaps ANOTHER stained dress? Perhaps blouse? Get a black light - only way to tell for sure. Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - PROUD LGBT - Loves Guns, Beer and Tatas at June 29, 2016 02:53 PM ...............Well he's never had good taste in women. Seriously though? So Clinton waited around to talk to Lynch on a private plane sitting on the ground for a half hour and they only discussed travel and the grand kids? Ummm yea. Sure.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 29, 2016 09:56 AM (EowmZ)

55 Ok, I'll say it... Where do we get such men? Posted by: John P. Squibob at June 29, 2016 02:52 PM (rJOC2) We always have them. You only notice them when the situation is grim and they rise to meet it.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Tent Sale at the Outrage Outlet! Sizzling Summer Savings on Slurs, Slams, and Slanders at June 29, 2016 09:56 AM (hLRSq)

56 Disgusting how we throw away our vets now.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at June 29, 2016 09:56 AM (8marX)

57 Ok, I'll say it... Where do we get such men? Posted by: John P. Squibob Check Jane D'oh's house for D'oh boy and his friends!

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT[/s][/i][/b] at June 29, 2016 09:56 AM (kWQPe)

58 If Bush was the pilot they mission would have been screwed up !!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at June 29, 2016 09:56 AM (NuElX)

59 53 If his wife is being investigated isn't it completely improper and unethical for the AG to be seeing privately with him?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 29, 2016 02:55 PM (frf5f)

Ethical?  What is ethical with these clowns?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - PROUD LGBT - Loves Guns, Beer and Tatas at June 29, 2016 09:57 AM (jxbfJ)

60 Well sure Fenelon, if we cared about impropriety.

Heck, remember when even the appearance of impropriety was verboten?

My what a stupid electorate we have.

Posted by: Chupacabra at June 29, 2016 09:57 AM (V40IZ)

61 Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 09:57 AM (Ozsfq)

62 Just got a call from one of my "Marine Unit" Drs rubbing it in that he is in Hawaii seeing patients.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 10:00 AM (Ozsfq)

63 My what a stupid electorate we have. Posted by: Chupacabra at June 29, 2016 02:57 PM (V40IZ) Well look who controls the education system

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 10:00 AM (Ozsfq)

64 If his wife is being investigated isn't it completely improper and unethical for the AG to be seeing privately with him? Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 29, 2016 02:55 PM .........Not if you're a Clinton or a Barky Flack.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 29, 2016 10:01 AM (EowmZ)

65 Just got a call from one of my "Marine Unit" Drs rubbing it in that he is in Hawaii seeing patients. That's raw.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT[/s][/i][/b] at June 29, 2016 10:01 AM (kWQPe)

66 If his wife is being investigated isn't it completely improper and unethical for the AG to be seeing privately with him? Improper and unethical are Clinton S.O.P.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 29, 2016 10:01 AM (Mt8T4)

67 God bless them all for what they did for our country. And God help us all for what this country has devolved into. We really need a Patton to slap around the pajama boy generation

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2016 10:02 AM (493sH)

68 28 Chinese peasant underground got many of our men home safely pretty quickly. Our Russian "allies" held the guys who landed in Kamchatka for years. Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 29, 2016 02:40 PM (1xUj/) The Japs exacted a terrible vengeance on the Chinese peasants after that. I believe that hundreds of thousands were killed.

Posted by: rickl at June 29, 2016 10:03 AM (zoehZ)

69 Posted by: mustbequantum at June 29, 2016 02:43 PM (MIKMs) That is supposed to be one of the Soldier's Angels main missions. They now have a lot of controversy surrounding them. As soon as I find myself optimistic I am reminded of crap like that.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 29, 2016 10:03 AM (34alA)

70 We really need a Patton to slap around the pajama boy generation Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2016 03:02 PM (493sH) Amen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 10:03 AM (Ozsfq)

71 OT --- WTF are Mooch, Moochmama, and the Moochettes doing in Spain? I though their excuse was some crusade against women's illiteracy --- Let Girls Learn! or something like that. You can damned well bet that the gurrrrlz of Spain are 20 times as literate as their counterparts in Chicago.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2016 10:03 AM (T/5A0)

72 Giants like these men shit things bigger than Barack Obama and the Clintons.

Posted by: Daniel Simpson Day at June 29, 2016 10:03 AM (aA2hG)

73 Oh come on, millennials have it MUCH harder than these guys!

Posted by: Jay In Ames at June 29, 2016 10:04 AM (i2Lsf)

74 Our Russian "allies" held the guys who landed in Kamchatka for years. Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 29, 2016 02:40 PM (1xUj/) Well not for years...They did secretly let them out, but if I remember correctly the US Government never let them deploy overseas again. Of course they did keep the planes

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 10:05 AM (Ozsfq)

75 >>You can damned well bet that the gurrrrlz of Spain are 20 times as literate as their counterparts in Chicago. Posted by: Margarita DeVille You can be sure they are more literate than the Mooch Crew too.

Posted by: Aviator at June 29, 2016 10:06 AM (c7vUv)

76 OT --- WTF are Mooch, Moochmama, and the Moochettes doing in Spain? I though their excuse was some crusade against women's illiteracy --- Let Girls Learn! or something like that.You can damned well bet that the gurrrrlz of Spain are 20 times as literate as their counterparts in Chicago. Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2016 03:03 PM (T/5A0)
=====

Laughing because my international news sources for the past week have been France24 and DW.  Both outlets reported Mrs. Robinson as a personage in her own right.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 29, 2016 10:07 AM (MIKMs)

77 Won't be a Patton to slap them around. Might be a Dzerzhinsky.

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at June 29, 2016 10:10 AM (TaJ8L)

78 Tina Turner was right - we don't need another hero. We are surrounded by them. They're the ones who stand tall when others cower in fear.

Posted by: BigDaddyRockwall at June 29, 2016 10:10 AM (wqYE/)

79 The Ruptured Duck was piloted by Lt. Ted Lawson, who lost a leg to injuries sustained when his B-25 crashed on the shores of China. He also wrote the book "Thirty Seconds over Tokyo".

Posted by: Old Blue at June 29, 2016 10:12 AM (9iR5/)

80 You can damned well bet that the gurrrrlz of Spain are 20 times as literate as their counterparts in Chicago. Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2016 03:03 PM (T/5A0) But going back home to the south side of Chicago and actually doing something to help people is beneath her majesty. And I'm sure that Aunt Esther will be just wonderful at helping them in Spanish

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2016 10:13 AM (493sH)

81 Heartbreaking that these great men now see the mess of this century. Their jobs were not in vain, however, as good will prevail. As much as I miss my Daddy, I am glad he died just before the Obamanation. God bless these WWII heroes and may he RIP.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Infidel Queen at June 29, 2016 10:14 AM (jRWGg)

82 The thing is, we love and envy WWII Vets because they got a chance to slay a dragon and were successful. When is the last time we won anything?

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 29, 2016 10:15 AM (oDCMR)

83 So Obama had a news conference today with Trudeau and the mexican presidente... he told us how we needs us some more hispanics cause they make us stronger...

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2016 10:15 AM (O2RFr)

84 Walk past Lieutenant Colonel Dick Cole, not knowing who he is, and you see a prototypical old man.  You'd have no idea the brass balls that guy has and what he did.  He's more of a man than 110% of the tight jean-wearing urban hipsters infesting our country today.

Posted by: MacGruber at June 29, 2016 10:15 AM (sgrzZ)

85 My Grandfather flew B29's. Passed a few years back now and I miss him every day. Greatest man I ever knew.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 29, 2016 10:15 AM (EowmZ)

86 You can damned well bet that the gurrrrlz of Spain are 20 times as literate as their counterparts in Chicago.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2016 03:03 PM (T/5A0)


Safest bet on three planets.

Posted by: Vince Foster [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 10:16 AM (oKE6c)

87 My Grandfather flew B29's. Passed a few years back now and I miss him every day. Greatest man I ever knew. Posted by: Minnfidel at June 29, 2016 03:15 PM (EowmZ) he probably flew over my Dad on Iwo Jima

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 10:16 AM (Ozsfq)

88 @48...agree, WWII Museum is a treasure. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Infidel Queen at June 29, 2016 10:17 AM (jRWGg)

89 So Obama had a news conference today with Trudeau and the mexican presidente... he told us how we needs us some more hispanics cause they make us stronger...>>>

If they make a country stronger why doesn't Mexico want them?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 29, 2016 10:17 AM (tf9Ne)

90 Have letter written by my Uncle Bob to his brother (my Pop) from Camp Atterbury at the end of Oct 1944. Orders for Europe. Regular stuff from one brother to another abt being scared but would try to be a good soldier. Was in the quiet sector in the Ardennes for newly deployed units when it was overrun. POW by end of Dec. He was also at the meet-up at the Elbe. With the Russians. They'd liberated his POW camp. Used to have several 'letters' he wrote Grandma on that tissue paper crap at the camp. He passed a couple of yrs ago at 96. Great guy.

Posted by: Thanatopsis at June 29, 2016 10:17 AM (UVy2t)

91 Can you imagine the PC in our armed forces today allowing a hottie to be painted on the side of a plane? I remember when I found my Grandfathers trunk, in it was a picture album of his crew and plane and others as well. As a young lad of 12 or so I found it VERY interesting

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 29, 2016 10:18 AM (EowmZ)

92 80 But going back home to the south side of Chicago and actually doing something to help people is beneath her majesty. Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2016 03:13 PM ------------------------ Yeah, most left-wing "charities" aren't boots-on-the-ground ones like the Salvation Army. Their idea of improving female literacy is to jet around the world, stay in 5 star hotels, and hold conferences on the subject. It's not about going out there and actually teaching anyone.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2016 10:19 AM (T/5A0)

93 It's really sad to think that the last WWII vet will die in my lifetime.

Posted by: josephistan at June 29, 2016 10:19 AM (7HtZB)

94 @16...Lauren, you just triggered me to get off my fat arse and volunteer at the local VA. Being a retired RN, well, I may take out my ever growing frustration ripping into a head nurse or fifty if I witness that.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Infidel Queen at June 29, 2016 10:19 AM (jRWGg)

95 89 So Obama had a news conference today with Trudeau and the mexican presidente... he told us how we needs us some more hispanics cause they make us stronger...>>>

If they make a country stronger why doesn't Mexico want them?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 29, 2016 03:17 PM (tf9Ne)



Now there's a DAMNED good question.

Posted by: Vince Foster [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 10:20 AM (oKE6c)

96 Sock off.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 10:20 AM (oKE6c)

97 "Being a retired RN, well, I may take out my ever growing frustration ripping into a head nurse or fifty if I witness that." Be sure to film it!

Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 29, 2016 10:20 AM (Dxa+Y)

98 Can you imagine the PC in our armed forces today allowing a hottie to be painted on the side of a plane? Bing "Nose Art".

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT[/s][/i][/b] at June 29, 2016 10:21 AM (kWQPe)

99

 

If they make a country stronger why doesn't Mexico want them?

 

Because shut up thats why

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 29, 2016 10:21 AM (lKyWE)

100 98 Can you imagine the PC in our armed forces today allowing a hottie to be painted on the side of a plane? I don't know... Maybe a picture of a transgender....

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2016 10:21 AM (O2RFr)

101 why isn't Mexico a World Power?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 10:22 AM (Ozsfq)

102 81 As much as I miss my Daddy, I am glad he died just before the Obamanation. Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Infidel Queen at June 29, 2016 03:14 PM (jRWGg) ----------------------------------------- Mine died in early 2008 too --- and I know just how you feel.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2016 10:22 AM (T/5A0)

103 87 My Grandfather flew B29's. Passed a few years back now and I miss him every day. Greatest man I ever knew. Posted by: Minnfidel at June 29, 2016 03:15 PM (EowmZ) he probably flew over my Dad on Iwo Jima --------------------------- Or landed there.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 29, 2016 10:23 AM (oDCMR)

104 89 So Obama had a news conference today with Trudeau and the mexican presidente... he told us how we needs us some more hispanics cause they make us stronger...>>> If they make a country stronger why doesn't Mexico want them? Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 29, 2016 03:17 PM (tf9Ne) And shouldn't Mexico be the strongest, best nation on the planet? Instead of the dysfunctional crap show it is?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 29, 2016 10:23 AM (3ZoRf)

105 why isn't Mexico a World Power? Because they shipped us all their smart people to make Us stronger... Boy howdy and has it worked! I don't need a sarc tag do I?

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2016 10:23 AM (O2RFr)

106 he probably flew over my Dad on Iwo Jima Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 03:16 PM ............Thank him if he's still alive. His plane was forced to land on Iwo, He told me that he was always grateful for the guys who fought for Iwo because he said they'd have never made it back to the Marianas in the shape they were in. Without your Dad, my Grandfather might have never lived and I wouldn't be typing this thank you to you and to him! Crazy how were all interconnected.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 29, 2016 10:23 AM (EowmZ)

107 The Japs exacted a terrible vengeance on the Chinese peasants after that. I believe that hundreds of thousands were killed. Posted by: rickl at June 29, 2016 03:03 PM (zoehZ) Otherwise known as "Wednesday" in the Second Sino-Japanese War

Posted by: josephistan at June 29, 2016 10:24 AM (7HtZB)

108 98 Can you imagine the PC in our armed forces today allowing a hottie to be painted on the side of a plane?


Imagine letting guys risking their lives do something harmless that offends useless feminists and fruits. Priorities, right?

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 10:24 AM (oKE6c)

109 Because they shipped us all their smart people to make Us stronger... Boy howdy and has it worked! I don't need a sarc tag do I? Posted by: donna at June 29, 2016 03:23 PM ...........Not unless Barack is reading it. I LOL'ed at your post.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 29, 2016 10:25 AM (EowmZ)

110 By the way, someone needs to tell Allahpundit to back off a bit on the nevertrump stuff... It's becoming tedious...

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2016 10:25 AM (O2RFr)

111 101 why isn't Mexico a World Power?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 03:22 PM (Ozsfq)



Easy. Because it's full of and run by Mexicans.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 10:25 AM (oKE6c)

112 he probably flew over my Dad on Iwo Jima Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 03:16 PM ............Thank him if he's still alive. His plane was forced to land on Iwo, He told me that he was always grateful for the guys who fought for Iwo because he said they'd have never made it back to the Marianas in the shape they were in. Without your Dad, my Grandfather might have never lived and I wouldn't be typing this thank you to you and to him! Crazy how were all interconnected. Posted by: Minnfidel at June 29, 2016 03:23 PM (EowmZ) Yup all interconnected. He passed away in 1984. My biggest disappointment is he never got to see me in the Military. He would have gotten a kick out of it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 10:26 AM (Ozsfq)

113 Utah voters picked a historic, and largely unknown, Democratic candidate to challenge Sen. Mike Lee this November.

Misty K. Snow is the first transgender nominee from a major party to run for a U.S. Senate seat and she is among the first transgender people to run for Congress. Misty Plowright, a transgender woman, claimed the Democratic nomination in Colorado's conservative 5th House District on Tuesday. And back in 2000, Karen Kerin ran as a Republican against then-Rep. Bernie Sanders, an independent in Vermont.


http://tinyurl.com/zqj68pd

Heh.

As is the case with many tranny stories, the highlight is the picture of the individual in question.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 29, 2016 10:26 AM (R+30W)

114 Can you imagine the PC in our armed forces today allowing a hottie to be painted on the side of a plane? ---------------- I think that the Brits had to paint over some cheeky nose art during Operation Telic (Gulf War) because it offended our Saudi hosts.

Posted by: josephistan at June 29, 2016 10:26 AM (7HtZB)

115 http://tinyurl.com/gwp6mzs Article on the Doolittle survivors and the silver goblets. It was written about the last toast when there were four left. Careful, the dust will make your eyes blurry.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at June 29, 2016 10:27 AM (dQJCS)

116 101 why isn't Mexico a World Power? Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 03:22 PM (Ozsfq) Mexico's one claim as a military power is doing the one thing that every country has been able to do - defeat France

Posted by: josephistan at June 29, 2016 10:28 AM (7HtZB)

117 I think that the Brits had to paint over some cheeky nose art during Operation Telic (Gulf War) because it offended our Saudi hosts. Posted by: josephistan at June 29, 2016 03:26 PM (7HtZB) It is amazing how high my "Well, fuck them." meter has gotten as I have gotten older.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 29, 2016 10:29 AM (3ZoRf)

118

 

he probably flew over my Dad on Iwo Jima

 

 

My dad was on a destroyer at Iwo Jima providing supporting fire,small world isn't it

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 29, 2016 10:29 AM (lKyWE)

119 Staff Sergeant Thatcher was played by the actor Robert Walker in the movie "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo". He was just a kid back then, but when the chips were down he had his balls screwed on tight. Thatcher was the only member of the "Ruptured Duck" not wounded after their crash landing, and if not for him, it is likely Lawson and the others would never have made it out alive.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at June 29, 2016 10:29 AM (2pIEi)

120 John Kerry Claims Iran Is helpful In The Fight Against ISIS In Iraq John Kerry Handing Iraq over to Irans Revolutionary Guards is helpful? Weasel Zippers Jesus Christ, does this dope ever stop digging?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 10:29 AM (Ozsfq)

121 I don't know... Maybe a picture of a transgender.... Posted by: donna at June 29, 2016 03:21 PM ........There we were on a mission over Afghanistan in our plane, (the Adam's Apple)....My buddy's plane next to me (The Battle OF The Bulge) was having mechanicals.....

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 29, 2016 10:29 AM (EowmZ)

122 Gobsmacked at the Clinton-Lynch airplane meeting. The only way out that I see now is a massive leak of damning info.

Posted by: iforgot at June 29, 2016 10:30 AM (pC96u)

123 I think that the Brits had to paint over some cheeky nose art during Operation Telic (Gulf War) because it offended our Saudi hosts.

Posted by: josephistan at June 29, 2016 03:26 PM (7HtZB)


Shoulda put a goat on the nose instead.


Or a painting of a woman in a full burka, just to stick a finger in their noses.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 10:30 AM (oKE6c)

124 My dad was on a destroyer at Iwo Jima providing supporting fire,small world isn't it Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 29, 2016 03:29 PM (lKyWE) Amazing.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 10:30 AM (Ozsfq)

125 113-- What a cutie!!! Okay, I think Lee's seat is safe, even if Trump loses Utah.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2016 10:31 AM (T/5A0)

126 Jesus Christ, does this dope ever stop digging? Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 03:29 PM (Ozsfq) Nope we live in an age of the old saw "If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 29, 2016 10:31 AM (3ZoRf)

127 "Handing Iraq over to Irans Revolutionary Guards is helpful? " Well that + Russia is Obama's entire Middle East strategy.

Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 29, 2016 10:31 AM (Dxa+Y)

128 he probably flew over my Dad on Iwo Jima


My dad was on a destroyer at Iwo Jima providing supporting fire,small world isn't it

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 29, 2016 03:29 PM (lKyWE)


Mine was on Beach Yellow 2.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 10:31 AM (oKE6c)

129 Gobsmacked at the Clinton-Lynch airplane meeting. The only way out that I see now is a massive leak of damning info. I think you're right.... Judge Nepolitano says His sources say there will be mass exodus of FBI if they don't indict Hillary.... Somehow, I doubt it...

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2016 10:31 AM (O2RFr)

130 why isn't Mexico a World Power? ____ Trump. Duh.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at June 29, 2016 10:32 AM (0LHZx)

131 Karen Kerin ran as a Republican against then-Rep. Bernie Sanders, an independent in Vermont. Karen Kerin? Is she/he/it related to Duran Duran?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2016 10:32 AM (493sH)

132 Like we're not supposed to know that's a man, baby!

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at June 29, 2016 10:33 AM (FQKBL)

133 Gobsmacked at the Clinton-Lynch airplane meeting. The only way out that I see now is a massive leak of damning info. ___ Whatever do you mean? The talked about grandkids and Phoenix golf courses. Talk about right wing paranoia!!!

Posted by: MSM at June 29, 2016 10:33 AM (0LHZx)

134 These giants are leaving us in droves. In January '93 I was honored to give a eulogy to a friend that outranked me by decades. He was 93 years old when he died and fairly isolated from his family. He had served almost his entire 5 year military career at Lowry Field in Denver and had the unique experience of developing the training program that saw every one of the 8,000 pilots of the brand new B-29 Super Fortress participate in. He had joined the US Army Air Corp prior to the war by enrolling in the "Six Month Enlistment Program" and never raised above Staff Sergeant but he pulled rank on officers above because of his unique role. He always regretted not seeing 'action' but it was because the military identified his unique abilities and used him in the best way possible. He was a craftsman. He took the cockpit controls of a wrecked B-29 and crafted a training station. He then got a B-24 Liberator and installed several rows of two fully functioning B-29 Pilot/Co-pilot stations connected to control that four engine plain (the only other such animal like the B-29). He ended up building 124 of them. I discovered during my research of this wonderful man's life he had decided to make a career change at the same age I was when I gave his eulogy. At 55 years old he opened Barne's Thunderbird Shop and restored 'birds from all over the world (he had a couple very loyal customers in Venezuela btw). He was a certified Ford Factory Technician by virtue of his excellent attention to detail. Almost no one of his hundreds of friends knew of his wartime experience. He showed me many pictures, some probably classified of his time at Lowry. Truly a humble and heroic man that is missed by many. RIP Jack Arnold Barnes

Posted by: DanMan at June 29, 2016 10:33 AM (RusNE)

135 Heh. As is the case with many tranny stories, the highlight is the picture of the individual in question. Posted by: Anon Y. Mous **** Looks like the chubby redhead boy from The Sandlot...in drag...

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at June 29, 2016 10:33 AM (8marX)

136 Whatever do you mean? The talked about grandkids and Phoenix golf courses. Talk about right wing paranoia!!! Yes, She flew in just so they could catch up or something...

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2016 10:33 AM (O2RFr)

137 Whenever I get so disgusted/enraged by the insane clown posse of the Barakentatum Admin. I have to remember that these brave men and women are still around us serving all over the world.

Posted by: Cheri at June 29, 2016 10:35 AM (oiNtH)

138 Whatever do you mean? The talked about grandkids and Phoenix golf courses. Talk about right wing paranoia!!!
Yes, She flew in just so they could catch up or something...
Posted by: donna at June 29, 2016 03:33 PM (O2RFr)



If only there were a way to hold a conversation at a distance ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 10:36 AM (oKE6c)

139 Or a painting of a woman in a full burka, just to stick a finger in their noses. Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 29, 2016 03:30 PM (oKE6c) Nude except the headcovering, with a massive bush. Name the aircraft "The Flying Carpet".

Posted by: Country Singer at June 29, 2016 10:37 AM (uiwCw)

140 United States Order of Battle at Iwo Jima United States Army Assault Forces 471st Amphibian Truck Company (attached to 5th Marine Division) 473rd Amphibian Truck Company (attached to VAC), Captain Robert P. Schwabl 476th Amphibian Truck Company (attached to 4th Marine Division), Captain Nevergiveup's Dad 138th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group, Colonel Clarence E. Rothbeb

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2016 10:37 AM (Ozsfq)

141 122 Gobsmacked at the Clinton-Lynch airplane meeting. The only way out that I see now is a massive leak of damning info. Posted by: iforgot at June 29, 2016 03:30 PM (pC96u) ------------------------------ There's more than enough damning info out there now, enough PUBLICLY KNOWN info to land anyone else in the pokey. FBI leaks won't matter since the MSM won't broadcast them. If the media has to mention them at all, they'll just cover the FAB's ass.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2016 10:37 AM (T/5A0)

142 By the way, someone needs to tell Allahpundit to back off a bit on the nevertrump stuff... It's becoming tedious... Posted by: donna at June 29, 2016 03:25 PM (O2RFr) That's just the way he trolls. Seriously, he was pretty funny a long time ago, but then he started trolling his readership with Mitt Romney is running again stories and just couldn't stop. Trump as the nominee has been chafing him something awful, and he scratches that every chance he gets.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Tent Sale at the Outrage Outlet! Sizzling Summer Savings on Slurs, Slams, and Slanders at June 29, 2016 10:38 AM (hLRSq)

143 . If the media has to mention them at all, they'll just cover the FAB's ass. And a wide ass it is...

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2016 10:38 AM (O2RFr)

144 >>Whatever do you mean? The talked about grandkids and Phoenix golf courses. Talk about right wing paranoia!!! Posted by: MSM at June 29, 2016 03:33 PM (0LHZx)

Inner Party members gonna Inner Party.

Posted by: John Kerry's Piercing Pretzel Logic at June 29, 2016 10:39 AM (Bdeb0)

145 93 It's really sad to think that the last WWII vet will die in my lifetime. That would depend on how long you actually live.

Posted by: db at June 29, 2016 10:39 AM (Wozau)

146 Pure, simple, innocent coincidence that Clinton and Lynch were at the Phoenix airport at the same time.

Posted by: mfm at June 29, 2016 10:40 AM (XVTvT)

147 ehh...it was January 2013...our local Houston Memoirial Cemetary was running the ceremonies through every 30 minutes and we had to wait about 6 weeks to get him in

Posted by: DanMan at June 29, 2016 10:40 AM (RusNE)

148 134----RIP Jack Arnold Barnes Posted by: DanMan at June 29, 2016 03:33 PM (RusNE) -------------------- AMEN --- and thanks so much for sharing that.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2016 10:40 AM (T/5A0)

149 145 93 It's really sad to think that the last WWII vet will die in my lifetime. That would depend on how long you actually live. Posted by: db at June 29, 2016 03:39 PM (Wozau) So the alternative would be even sadder!

Posted by: josephistan at June 29, 2016 10:41 AM (7HtZB)

150 "why isn't Mexico a World Power? " Because Mexico is still run by cunning cruel people like Santa Anna. Santa Anna was able to stab capable Mexican leaders in the back but couldn't handle Texans. Somebody on Wikipedia loves them some Santa Anna. Funny how some develop real love for petty tyrants and such. I read something on a Federal park web site about Banastre Tarleton that would turn your stomach with its fawning. Tarleton had better luck than Santa Anna. I think the difference was Tarleton had no pride and Santa Anna was crippled by pride.

Posted by: meme at June 29, 2016 10:42 AM (jN+3o)

151 143 And a wide ass it is... Posted by: donna at June 29, 2016 03:38 PM (O2RFr) ---------- I knew I was setting that up!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2016 10:42 AM (T/5A0)

152 Nude except the headcovering, with a massive bush. Name the aircraft "The Flying Carpet". Posted by: Country Singer at June 29, 2016 03:37 PM .........The 72 Virgin Express.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 29, 2016 10:44 AM (EowmZ)

153 150 "why isn't Mexico a World Power? " Because Mexico is still run by cunning cruel people like Santa Anna. Santa Anna was able to stab capable Mexican leaders in the back but couldn't handle Texans. Somebody on Wikipedia loves them some Santa Anna. I'm surprised onamam hasn't sent back Santa Anna's wooden leg with apologies. We sent back the banners we captured in the 1871 Korean Expedition.

Posted by: josephistan at June 29, 2016 10:45 AM (7HtZB)

154 Listening to Obama talk about international business is like watching a monkey trying to fuck a football. It's funny for a few minutes but ultimately pointless.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 29, 2016 10:45 AM (/tuJf)

155 FDR released a hellacious hashtag campaign on the Japanese in response to Pear Harbor.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2016 10:45 AM (B48dK)

156 So the alternative would be even sadder! Not to the vets. Or to you -- you'd be dead

Posted by: db at June 29, 2016 10:46 AM (Wozau)

157 "Santa Anna was crippled by pride. " And a cannon. But mostly pride.

Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 29, 2016 10:46 AM (Dxa+Y)

158 Listening to Obama talk about international business is like watching a monkey trying to fuck a football. It's funny for a few minutes but ultimately pointless. Posted by: JackStraw at June 29, 2016 03:45 PM (/tuJf) Plus there's the fact that before its all over, he'll be flinging poo.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 29, 2016 10:47 AM (uiwCw)

159 Funny how some develop real love for petty tyrants and such. I read something on a Federal park web site about Banastre Tarleton that would turn your stomach with its fawning. Tarleton had better luck than Santa Anna. I think the difference was Tarleton had no pride and Santa Anna was crippled by pride.

Posted by: meme at June 29, 2016 03:42 PM (jN+3o)


Funny how those with the least basis for pride have so much of it that it actually inhibits their performance.


It's like the French pride in their military prowess (stop laughing), the glory of France, how red pantaloons were the essence of the French Army (early in WWI), and how cran would carry the day against the Germans and provide revanche for the Franco-Prussian War.


Unfortunately, nobody remembered to tell the Germans about this, and they kicked the Frogs' butts. Again.


At some point, you have to say, "We're fucked up. We've got to do something different, and get our act together, because what we've doing ain't makin' it." See, e.g., the US armed forces after Vietnam.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 10:48 AM (oKE6c)

160 "Clinton and Lynch" Either it was about what hospital Hillary was going to be admitted to or which aide was going to be sacrificed. If there was going to be a coup Lynch would helped Bill suicide and his body would be in a National Park.

Posted by: meme at June 29, 2016 10:48 AM (jN+3o)

161 What happened there?

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 10:48 AM (oKE6c)

162 @33: " Ironic the generation that saved America and the world gave birth to the generation that destroyed America."

Unfortunately, the generation that saved America also enthusiastically supported FDR and all of his destructive policies, and they supported (and were the establishment at the time of) LBJ and all of his destructive policies, too.  They were brave in the face of foreign threats, but domestically, they were a mixed bag, at best. 

Posted by: FaCubeItches at June 29, 2016 10:48 AM (rznWS)

163 @38: "Didn't Preznit DumbFuck's uncle pilot a B25 in Doolittle's Raid before he freed the few remaining Jews and Poles a couple years later at Auschwitz (or whatever concentration camp he claimed - that was actually liberated by the Red Army)?"

Pretty sure he flew a Kate or a Val at Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at June 29, 2016 10:49 AM (rznWS)

164 115 http://tinyurl.com/gwp6mzs

Article on the Doolittle survivors and the silver goblets. It was written about the last toast when there were four left. Careful, the dust will make your eyes blurry.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at June 29, 2016 03:27 PM (dQJCS)

Thanks for posting this. 

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - PROUD LGBT - Loves Guns, Beer and Tatas at June 29, 2016 10:51 AM (jxbfJ)

165 Barry is blathering on that we'll lose jobs if we don't have access to global markets. Yup, all of that lack of access to global market must be why our labor participation rate is at a 40 year low

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2016 10:51 AM (493sH)

166 Santa Anna was crippled by pride. " And a cannon. But mostly pride. Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 29, 2016 03:46 PM (Dxa+Y) But he did help invent chewing gum so he has that going for him

Posted by: Velvet Ambition TEXIT at June 29, 2016 10:52 AM (QPdNE)

167 @60: "My what a stupid electorate we have."

Thank a teacher!

Posted by: FaCubeItches at June 29, 2016 10:53 AM (rznWS)

168 Fuck you, Murfreesboro VA. Fuck. You. Posted by: Lauren... That makes me sick Lauren. I would write a letter to the VISN (Veterans Integrated Service Network) Director: Suzanne L. Jene Health Systems Director VA MidSouth Healthcare Network 1801 West End Avenue Nashville, TN 37203 Heads will roll. It doesn't help what has already happened but may prevent someone else from having to go through this. Our nursing home/hospice is awesome with a staff that truly loves our veterans and goes out of their way at every opportunity to provide them with the best of care. They have routine pet therapy visits, bingo nights, casino night, special outings to local ballgames, arts/crafts, etc. I just learned that one of our nursing home vets is a survivor of the Bataan Death March. There are no words.

Posted by: Cheri at June 29, 2016 10:53 AM (oiNtH)

169 "Barry is blathering on that we'll lose jobs if we don't have access to global markets. " I'm pretty sure Mexico's biggest American import is clunker cars towed down the I-35 3 at a time by some dude in a 93 Chevy named "Jose"

Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 29, 2016 10:54 AM (Dxa+Y)

170 If you do write, also include: Cynthia L. Johnson Associate Director of Patient Care Services at the same address above. I am so sorry.

Posted by: Cheri at June 29, 2016 10:55 AM (oiNtH)

171 Jesus Christ, does this dope ever stop digging? Posted by: Nevergiveup I am thinking that the plastic surgery, botox has done more than facial damage. He's probably been dipping his bill in Teresa's medicine cabinet.

Posted by: Cheri at June 29, 2016 10:57 AM (oiNtH)

172 I just got yet another fake "The IRS is going to throw you in jail if you don't call this number" call.

Heh.  The caller sounded like he had a hair lip.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 10:58 AM (1ZOkK)

173 Thank you, Cheri! I will definitely write her. I'm really glad to hear that there are good va homes out there. It was very disillusioning, to say the least.

Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 29, 2016 10:58 AM (Dxa+Y)

174 Heh. The caller sounded like he had a hair lip. You could hear his mustache?

Posted by: db at June 29, 2016 10:59 AM (Wozau)

175 172 I just got yet another fake "The IRS is going to throw you in jail if you don't call this number" call.
Heh. The caller sounded like he had a hair lip.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 03:58 PM (1ZOkK)



Check out Jolly Roger Telephone Company (which also has a Youtube channel) for hilarious audio clips of telemarketers talking to a bot playing recorded responses ("Uh ... ok ... can you say that again? ... right ... sorry, start over ...) for up to 12 minutes.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 11:01 AM (oKE6c)

176 Lauren - you are welcome. Jane - I have gotten a few of those calls. I torture them for my own amusement. What is sad is how many mostly elderly fall for these scams.

Posted by: Cheri at June 29, 2016 11:02 AM (oiNtH)

177 174 Heh. The caller sounded like he had a hair lip.
You could hear his mustache?
Posted by: db at June 29, 2016 03:59 PM (Wozau)



Nah. He kept rabbiting on.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 11:02 AM (oKE6c)

178 I didn't get to mess with him.  It was a robo-call. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 11:03 AM (1ZOkK)

179 Jane - I have gotten a few of those calls. I torture them for my own amusement. What is sad is how many mostly elderly fall for these scams.

Posted by: Cheri at June 29, 2016 04:02 PM (oiNtH)

_________


One of the Jolly Roger audio clips has a recording of a guy sounding old and slightly befuddled while some Indian shithead (Windows security guy, doncha know) tries to get him to find the Ctrl key. Comedy gold!

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 11:03 AM (oKE6c)

180 I am thinking that the plastic surgery, botox has done more than facial damage. Leaked into sinus cavity and into brain.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT[/s][/i][/b] at June 29, 2016 11:03 AM (kWQPe)

181 Jay - I am going to have to check that out for some new material!

Posted by: Cheri at June 29, 2016 11:04 AM (oiNtH)

182 178 I didn't get to mess with him. It was a robo-call.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 04:03 PM (1ZOkK)


Time Warner has broken with tradition and done something competent. They now offer the option of blocking (at their end) all robocalls (except legit ones, from e.g., schools and doctors re appts) and calls with spoofed caller IDs.

Works like a champ.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 11:04 AM (oKE6c)

183 Obama is still talking

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 29, 2016 11:05 AM (IqV8l)

184 Time Warner has broken with tradition and done something competent. They now offer the option of blocking (at their end) all robocalls (except legit ones, from e.g., schools and doctors re appts) and calls with spoofed caller IDs.
Works like a champ.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 29, 2016 04:04 PM (oKE6c)



We have Comcast Xfinity. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 11:07 AM (1ZOkK)

185 181 Jay - I am going to have to check that out for some new material!

Posted by: Cheri at June 29, 2016 04:04 PM (oiNtH)


Do - it's hysterical. After 12 minutes the telemarketer finally realizes - after having patiently repeated his spiel about eight times - that he's talking to a bot and asks "so, are you a motherf*cker?" and gets the bot's response. "MMm, yes, go on."

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 11:07 AM (oKE6c)

186 Nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 29, 2016 11:08 AM (3ZoRf)

187 We have Comcast Xfinity.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 04:07 PM (1ZOkK)


I think Comcast just acquired TWC, so you may get it soon. I hope the opposite doesn't happen, and we lose it.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 11:08 AM (oKE6c)

188 71 OT --- WTF are Mooch, Moochmama, and the Moochettes doing in Spain? I though their excuse was some crusade against women's illiteracy --- Let Girls Learn! or something like that. You can damned well bet that the gurrrrlz of Spain are 20 times as literate as their counterparts in Chicago. ______________________ Did you know Michelle Robinson (now Obama) admitted that she didn't have either the grades or SAT scores to qualify for admission to an Ivy League school, and yet she still somehow was admitted to Princeton (where her brother just happened to be a basketball star)? Did you know that Michelle had a special lawyer "mentor" who was also the person who hired her for her one and only job practicing law (at a firm called Sidley & Austin)? Did you know Michelle flunked the Illinois bar exam, while an associate at Sidley & Austin, yet was allowed to keep her job anyway (at least for a few years). Did you know that Michelle was eventually taken aside and told that the firm "was not the right fit" for her (i.e., lawyer-speak for "you're fired"), despite her special "mentor" (who was a partner), and that she never held any other job practicing law? Did you know that every job Michelle had after Sidley & Austin was a political patronage, make-work, non-lawyer job that she was given because of who she was married to? Did you know that the last job Michelle had in Chicago paid her over $300k a year, and yet didn't even bother to hire anyone to replace Michelle after she left? Michelle could give lessons on how girls learn. It could be called "Ladies, It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know."

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 29, 2016 11:08 AM (NnYnv)

189 I think Comcast just acquired TWC, so you may get it soon. I hope the opposite doesn't happen, and we lose it.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 29, 2016 04:08 PM (oKE6c)



I'd love to be able to block unwanted calls.  We had friends staying with us a few weeks ago, and they were stunned at the number of calls we were getting.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 11:10 AM (1ZOkK)

190 Did you know that Michelle had a special lawyer "mentor" who was also the person who hired her for her one and only job practicing law (at a firm called Sidley & Austin)?

Did you know Michelle flunked the Illinois bar exam, while an associate at Sidley & Austin, yet was allowed to keep her job anyway (at least for a few years). Did you know that Michelle was eventually taken aside and told that the firm "was not the right fit" for her (i.e., lawyer-speak for "you're fired"), despite her special "mentor" (who was a partner), and that she never held any other job practicing law?



And did you know who at Sidley Austin introduced her to our dusky Lord and Master?


Bernadine Dohrn. Yep. Ayers's wife. Who cannot practice law officially because of her criminal past.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 11:10 AM (oKE6c)

191 Hey, now.  Mooch has had a tough life.  She reminds us constantly.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 11:12 AM (1ZOkK)

192 I'd love to be able to block unwanted calls. We had friends staying with us a few weeks ago, and they were stunned at the number of calls we were getting.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 04:10 PM (1ZOkK)


Before TWC stepped up I used a program called "Voice Zone Enhanced" that lets you forward selected phone calls automatically. I used to forward all of the robo- and telemarketing calls to the HQ of a local solar panel company that generated a lot of the robocalls, so they got a lot of their own robocalls back at HQ.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 11:13 AM (oKE6c)

193 First Barry yammering incessantly, and now the Canadian juice boxer.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 11:13 AM (1ZOkK)

194 Before TWC stepped up I used a program called "Voice Zone Enhanced" that lets you forward selected phone calls automatically. I used to forward all of the robo- and telemarketing calls to the HQ of a local solar panel company that generated a lot of the robocalls, so they got a lot of their own robocalls back at HQ.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 29, 2016 04:13 PM (oKE6c)



Ooooooh.  That's absolutely delicious! 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 11:13 AM (1ZOkK)

195 re:Misty Snow. So , you have someone running on the Democrat ticket in Utah who is using a fake name, was born a man, but is posing as a woman, is obviously mentally ill and currently is polling in the 37% range in the state. Her platform is a retread of Bernie's including free college, legal marijuana, paid family leave, $15 minimum wage, etc. She's a cashier at a grocery and didn't go to college because of the cost and she didn't know what career she wanted. But she is going to represent Utah now as a career path. She beat a conservative Democrat Mormon who was a marriage therapist. The reason given was that her opponent wanted more restrictions on abortions. This is what a state like Utah now produces as Democrat candidates.

Posted by: Jen the original at June 29, 2016 11:15 AM (PiuBB)

196 192 I'd love to be able to block unwanted calls. We had friends staying with us a few weeks ago, and they were stunned at the number of calls we were getting. Leave home phone unplugged. Only give cell number to family and friends. NEVER plug in home phone. Never been happier since cutting THAT cord.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT[/s][/i][/b] at June 29, 2016 11:15 AM (kWQPe)

197 In 2013 at the 71st Raider Reunion I got to shake hands and say thank you to Ed Saylor, Richard Cole, and David Thatcher. Now two of those men and Robert Hite, the last POW Raider, are gone. God speed gentlemen.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2016 11:16 AM (hwXwb)

198 One thing that has pleased me about our move from the VA suburbs of DC to the Denver area is how much more quietly respectful and/or patriotic many organizations are. (No, not all, this is a blue-ing state with a lot of immigrants and a Dem governor.) But the eldest daughter is very involved in 4-H and they say the pledge at every meeting and event, I became a member of Toastmasters and they say the pledge and have an invocation before every meeting. Heck, we've gone to the Stock Show and many of the events there will have a prayer beforehand. Public events in the DC area still honor the military, but not so much the country, and especially not the xtian g-o-d.

Posted by: El Skippito Friskito at June 29, 2016 11:17 AM (V40IZ)

199 Just got a lengthy text from libtard sister about another of a series of problems she's always having (that she gets herself into...common sense, how does it work?).

Anyhow, it ended with, "Millenials are the greatest generation.  They are so helpful and kind."

I just cannot. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 11:19 AM (1ZOkK)

200 Sis sent the text to me and husband.  I didn't bother to respond.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 11:20 AM (1ZOkK)

201 Ooooooh. That's absolutely delicious!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 04:13 PM (1ZOkK)

____


My very best one was when through Internet sleuthing I found the cell phone number of the VP of sales at a solar panel robocaller company, and forwarded all my bullshit calls to him - including his own. On his cell.

I laugh just thinking about it. He had to answer his cell; it might be a legit business call, after all.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 11:20 AM (oKE6c)

202 Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 29, 2016 04:20 PM (oKE6c)


heh

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 11:21 AM (1ZOkK)

203 She's a cashier at a grocery and didn't go to college because of the cost and she didn't know what career she wanted.


Didn't know what career he wanted?? Hell, he didn't even know what gender he wanted!

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2016 11:22 AM (oKE6c)

204 Nood Jar Jar Binks!

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT[/s][/i][/b] at June 29, 2016 11:25 AM (kWQPe)

205 200 Sis sent the text to me and husband. I didn't bother to respond. Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 04:20 PM (1ZOkK) I probably wouldn't have responded either, but an alternative would be to send her a link to this thread.

Posted by: rickl at June 29, 2016 11:26 AM (zoehZ)

206 So. Is any eunuch (or Rosa Delauro, the freakiest tranny in the world) going to question DOJ Lynch? Questions such as why she met with the husband of the sow whose emails are being investigated. You know, for hacking by our enemies and fund raising and selling information to Sid. I am thinking a civil judge in small claims court could get into some hot messes if he met with the husband of a defendant. Impropriety, the soul of their transparency. I am starting to feel like we live in Venezuela but with groceries. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Infidel Queen at June 29, 2016 11:36 AM (jRWGg)

207 Wow.  The sidebar link about Mooch and the Moochettes' grand trip to Morocco ($600,000+ for one night) just gave me a rage headache.

I'm so sick of the whole damned family, and that includes the spoiled brats.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 11:56 AM (1ZOkK)

208 I've mentioned this before, but my BIL is friends with Dick Cole, who loves in this area. He's a terrific guy and in great shape for his age.

Posted by: stace...TEXIT at June 29, 2016 11:59 AM (ozZau)

209 "Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds -
and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -
wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.

"Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God."

Posted by: Sharkman at June 29, 2016 12:00 PM (QWtgr)

210 Fookin' formattin'

Posted by: Sharkman at June 29, 2016 12:01 PM (QWtgr)

211

I've  been getting various treatments at the Seattle VA almost weekly over the past year and I've got no complaints whatsoever.

Don't get me started about the Hampton Memory Care and Assisted Living Facility in Salmon Creek, Washington, though.  They fucked up my Dad's meds in February, which turned him violent and unmanageable, such that he had to be transferred for three months to a gerosych ward in Auburn, WA.  And of course those assholes drugged him into a coma when Medicaid decided they weren't paying anymore, which eventually led to him dying of kidney failure in the second assisted living facility we had to put him into on short notice.

And of course the owner of the Hampton had the nerve to show up at Dad's funeral last week. 

I'm telling you right now I'm going to own the blue Ferrari that fuckstick drove up to the funeral in.  That's my promise.

 

*eyes lidded, strokes white cat, ponders revenge deeply*

Posted by: Sharkman at June 29, 2016 12:10 PM (QWtgr)

212 Jane...at least the Moochers are wearing sleeves and longer hems for a change. Of course, they are not dressed properly for the chow-down. It is ridiculous that they do this every year. Gotta spend that remittance owed, I guess. I always hope her wighat blows off. My favorite trip she and Obongo took was to the Mid East somewhere. She was wearing a hijab and a revolting clingy yellow jersey pantsuit, hem dragging ground. She was either trying to hitch up her get-a-long or had a bad itch. So lady like. So gawjus. So proud. HARF! Meryl Streep had better be paying her own way on this little jaunt. Wut is the purpose of her being there edumacating the masses? Grannyvoodoo has to go to supervise the darling spawn, I guess. But rack up the millions. Not much time left (please God). xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Infidel Queen at June 29, 2016 12:11 PM (jRWGg)

213 Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Infidel Queen at June 29, 2016 05:11 PM (jRWGg)


I wonder if the angry-faced creature is still "proud" of this country?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2016 12:17 PM (1ZOkK)

214 I go to breakfast at a local restaurant on Friday mornings,  we still see a few vets wearing WW2 hats, fewer and fewer, now its Korean war vets, fewer and fewer...I and my friend are Vietman, and we will probably be fewer and fewer also before long.....

Posted by: Colin at June 29, 2016 12:31 PM (HQP2c)

215 I've been in awe of the Doolittle Raiders for over 40 years. In 1975 at age 10, I found a wartime hardcover of Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo at a yard sale. In 1992, I met Jacob DeShazer, one of the few who survived captivity in Japan. Many of the pilots were only 25, and the rest of the crews even younger. I still cannot fathom where such courage arises.

Posted by: David at June 29, 2016 01:42 PM (SO2HP)

216 Men better than ourselves defeated great evil. We need the same type of courage to defeat the evil of Hilary.

Posted by: freedom2014despitebarack at June 29, 2016 02:50 PM (SEFXb)

217 Well they can prosecute my ass if tey can find me. I'm dwellingin te land of NO extradition (China). I ave 2 six guns witch are hard to come by in CHiuna. Globaa warming is all tyhe bullshit and I will shoot the ass offg who says different. hehh

Posted by: The Walking Dude at June 29, 2016 04:39 PM (KCeAY)

218 These men were giants, and will be forgotten only if we forget them. They deserve to live forever in our hearts and minds.... Which is exactly why I chose this nick....

Posted by: Jimmy Doolittle at June 29, 2016 07:36 PM (9bRwr)

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