Thursday, September 6, 2012


Watch long enough to get to the CNN part -- you know, that lamestream liberal media outlet -- as it extols Mitt Romney's bravery for being in France during the Vietnam War.



I shit you not.

Many were the times, as I dove for cover while rockets rained into Danang Air Base; or ran to our hospital in flak vest and helmet as Cobra helicopters fired protectively into the jungle, to tend to those injured by those rockets; or arranged evacuation from Vietnam for guys missing limbs, that I got consolation by reminding myself and those around me that it could be worse: we could be in Paris.

Behold the free and inquisitive press, skeptical, independent; just as the founders envisioned.


Frank Drackman said...

Its like when I learned how to fight...
"Look Frankie! An Elephant! POW!WHAP!BOOF!Zap!
Yeah, my Mom was pretty mean..

OK, I'll admit it, Mitt was a Pussy, preferring chasing French Strange*, to the charms of Indochina.

While Joe Biden was huddled in a foxhole on Normandy Beach, watching FDR on Television..

And I'm sorry, I must have missed EICOTUS's(I like that, cause it's almost "COITUS")illustrious military X-ploits...

and it's sad that this is the first election since 1940 when none of the major candidates had any Military X-perience, shit, even Reagan served.


*Southern term for "Poontang"

Sid Schwab said...

Okay, Frankie, see if you can follow this: my point is that a major news source (oxymoron) played a video claiming Romney was brave for being in France. Not a campaign, not a super pac: a news source. CNN.

And not only that, the claim is ludicrous. By itself. Independent of who else served or didn't; where, or when. A ridiculous claim by what your side likes to refer to as the "liberal" media, and what I like to refer to as... uh... well, I have no words.

Have you noticed, Frank, that your comments, when they're not so obscene as to be unpublishable, are pretty much only of the "I know you are but what am I" variety? I have.

Sid Schwab said...

P.S: you make an excellent point, though, Frank. Peace is dangerous: it means our leaders don't get war experience. I mean, my god, what if there were never another war? What then????

NILBCNU said...

Not so unlike Romney,I too, was from Michigan and also spent time in France in the late 1960's. But I did so as a gawking tourist on leave during my 38 month USAF tour in Germany.
Like Romney, I didn't have to endure the horrors of combat; unless, like Romney, you might want to count those harrowing battles in the Louvre in an attempt to approach the Mona Lisa.
Oh, the humanity!

I am forever in Your debt, Sid, and the so many others who didn't have the fat, T.S., electronic spy job that I did lucked out with.

But I do count among my lucky stars the exposure to that unmistakable dose of the incredibly thinly veiled propaganda for which the military was so famous - FTA. It awakened me from my selfish, Rape-Public-Con upbringing and asked me to begin to forumulate my critical thinking skills. It was my political wake-up call.

Whenever I am reminded, as I am here, today, Sid, I offer thanks to you and to all the others who endured - And especially to all those who didn't come home at all or who didn't make it home whole.


Anonymous said...

OMG.....there are no words for this crap!!! shame on Mitty!! Pat

Sid Schwab said...

Compared to most people who served in Vietnam, I had it way easy. But thanks.

Frank Drackman said...

Ahhh, time for me to break out a little Bertolt Brecht...

"What if they gave a war and nobody came?
Why then, the War would come to you!
He who stays home when the fight begins, and lets another fight for his cause, should take care.
He who does not take part in the battle shall share in the defeat.
Even avoiding battle will not avoid battle, since not to fight for your own cause, really means, fighting for your enemy"

think its just my German/Jewish/Southern upbranging...
we LIKE fights, which is really all Wars are...


Anonymous said...

"He who does not take part in the battle shall share in the defeat."


"we LIKE fights..."

Particularly the ones you lose; evidently.

Yes, southerners have historically had, and to this day, have lots of defeat to share.

Some people call it "Reenactment."
Some people call it "Masochism."
Some people call it "Voting Republican."


Frank Drackman said...

@ Eww-Gene

Maybe its the Peyote(nothin illegal, I'm 1/256 Apache, just like Elizabeth Warren)but did yew just make a Civil War Insult??
Cause you really really really don't wanna get in a Civil War Spat with a Southerner...
Sure Sherman burned Atlanta, we were gonna do it anyway...
Sure Lincoln(a RepubicKKKlan BTW)freed the Slaves(only in the areas not controlled by the Union/Northern Slave states of Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, and Missouri)we didn't want em anyway...
And who's doin better 200 yrs later? Georgia or Michigan???

Frank "Pappy" Drackman

Anonymous said...

"Cause you really really really don't wanna get in a Civil War Spat with a Southerner..."

Yeah, I know, I got in a Civil War Spat with a Southerner, back in my army days, in Good ol' Fort Hood Texass.

During a barracks philosophical discussion (weekend non-stop beer/whiskey bust) about "Southern Honor.

I had mentioned that the reason Texas was in the confederacy, in the first place, had to do with the Battle of the Alamo, which was about white Southerners breaking their oath of allegiance to Mexican law, by bringing in black slaves to pick cotton in Mexico.

His southern pride was pricked (the nasty little Texas prick) an' he gawt fhat'n mad!!

It was like the Three Stooges bit:

"Niagara Faallls!!! slowly I turned, and step by step, inch by inch, I walked up to him...

He took one wild swing, and the South lost again. I choked him out (Judo move - I was Ikkyu) and laid him twitching on the barracks floor.

The others, in our little discussion group, looked at each other - the general mood was "Look at what he put on that boy."

I poured a beer on him to wake him up and told him " It was beer this time, next time, I'll piss on you."

Ah, halcyon days!


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