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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

What I Think About On The Anniversary of D-Day

So many Americans answered the call.  So many shed their blood.  So many gave their all.  That this world might be free.

They did well.  They made us proud.  We are eternally grateful.

Most noble thing of all?

They never sought anything for themselves in return.

"We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last hundred years and ... we have asked for nothing except enough ground to bury them in, and otherwise we have returned home ... to live our own lives in peace."
-- Colin Powell --

May God bless and keep them.

Where The Rubber Must Meet The Road

You can be a member of the Republican Party.  And you can consider yourself to be a member of the Tea Party.  But you can only be in both if you are accepting of the fact that this must happen:

Yes: Billions in agriculture subsidies could face the chopping block

but ... but ... but ...

But Nothing.

World War II is over.  The government needs to get out of the agriculture business.

Now, Get Back To Work

Much is being written this morning about the earthquake that shook Wisconsin yesterday.  On the Left, stunned disbelief reigns over the mainstream press.  As well as the Democratic Party.

This wasn't supposed to happen:

Wisconsin's Walker makes history surviving recall election

They all did their best to destroy him, yet there he is, standing triumphant.

One wonders how long it will be before a large contingent of Democrats in the state legislature flees the state again.

One wonders if, in doing so, they'll take some of their buddies in the press with them so that Governor Walker can get back to fixing the mess the Democrats in Wisconsin made.

This Seems Right To Me

Who were the big losers in yesterday's election?

C. Edmund Wright provides a list:

Big Labor.  The Democratic Party.  The MSM and their exit polling.  Obama.  The GOP establishment.  GOP consultants/conventional wisdom.  Bipartisanship/No Labels crowd.  Julia.

But not necessarily in that order.

All the right groups got their fannies smacked.

It was a good day.

Let's Party.  Anyone for Tea?

Debbie Blabbermouth Says The Message Is Clear

And she hopes that Governor Walker got it?

This is too funny:

"Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement on the outcome of the recall contest: "Despite the disappointing outcome of tonight’s election, there is no question that over the past year this recall effort sent a message to Scott Walker that ..."

Right.  That's the message the rest of the world took from your crushing defeat, babe.  That Scott Walker got your message.


A Parting Question:

Can the people of Wisconsin send the bill for that recall election (that wasn't) to the SEIU?

Liberal All The Way

How about this for a slanted headline from Yahoo News?

California voters split on tax targeted by Big Tobacco

That would, in fact, be the tax that California voters - who are up to their eyeballs in taxes already - see as a tax hitting the poorest among them particularly hard, a tax that will only give out-of-control legislators in Sacramento more money to blow on wasteful projects like the $100 billion Bullet Train to Nowhere.

That tax.

Maybe my interpretation won't fit the headline format, but it's far more revealing of the subject matter.

Leave it to the press ...


Out of the past:
Report of first doctor to reach wounded Lincoln discovered
By John O'Connor, Associated Press

The first doctor to reach President Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theater rushed to his ceremonial box and found him paralyzed, comatose and leaning against his wife. Dr. Charles Leale ordered brandy and water to be brought immediately.

Leale’s long-lost report of efforts to help the mortally wounded president, written just hours after his death, was discovered in a box at the National Archives late last month.

The Army surgeon, who sat 40 feet from Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre that night in April 1865, saw assassin John Wilkes Booth jump to the stage, brandishing a dagger. Thinking Lincoln had been stabbed, Leale pushed his way to the victim ... [link]
History comes alive.