Happy Fathers Day to all, and to one in particular

My mom and dad are in town for the weekend, and today we’re taking them to see a Braves game. The Bravos happen to be playing Kansas City, which is where Mom and Dad — both in the USAF — met, dated and married.

One of their first dates, I was told yesterday, was to see a ballgame in Kansas City, which at the time was home to the Kansas City RoyalsAthletics (sheesh!). Growing up, Dad was my hero, and gaining adulthood has done nothing to diminish that feeling.

So Happy Fathers Day!!

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SPQR(laissez Faire)

June 20th, 2010
9:57 am

Did your parents vote for obama?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

June 20th, 2010
10:19 am

Well, I sure wish my Daddy was still alive. We could share a jar of shine the way we done when I was 16 and he was still alive. Anyway, he passed on a couple years later with a bad case of DTs and his insides rotting out. His last piece of advise for me was not to buy shine made with a car radiator.

Anyhow, we’ll be heading down to Ryans later today for a Fathers Day supper–me and the missus and little Zell George (we dropped the Sonny after You Know Who was so worthless for 8 years and signed bills to outlaw smoking in restaurants and such) and my daughter and boy, now that he’s out of prison again. I’m with the people on here wanting to drop the War on Drugs. The boy can’t stay away from meth and when he gets caught with it it’s back to jail he goes. We would bring along Zell George’s Daddy if she knew which one he was.

So Happy Fathers Day everybody.

RW-(the original)

June 20th, 2010
10:20 am

One of their first dates, I was told yesterday, was to see a ballgame in Kansas City, which at the time was home to the Kansas City Royals.

Isn’t Kansas City still the home of the Kansas City Royals?

Happy Father’s Day everybody!

SPQR(laissez Faire)

June 20th, 2010
10:25 am

Notice all the “outrage” in the news yesterday because BPs CEO went to watch a yacht race, but very little no no mention, outside of Drudge, about Douchey McBama going golfing YET AGAIN..

Jay

June 20th, 2010
10:42 am

SPQR, I don’t know for sure. They’re old school on that point; growing up, we knew they voted but they never let on who they voted for. On that point, we kids were left to decide such matters ourselves.

Bosch

June 20th, 2010
10:47 am

Happy Father’s Day to all you dad’s out there! Enjoy the game Jay!!

Bosch

June 20th, 2010
10:51 am

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I don’t care if Tony Hayward went yachting, or if Obama went golfing, just as I didn’t care if Bush went to his ranch, or anyone going on vacation or taking a day off. I mean, really, do we expect these people to sit in their offices 24/7/365? I think in today’s world when you can get in touch with people at any moment, it’s really a non-issue.

Jay

June 20th, 2010
10:52 am

Also, to my mind the “yacht race outrage” is a meaningless distraction.

Doggone/GA

June 20th, 2010
10:53 am

“it’s really a non-issue”

It’s not just you…and yes, it’s a non-issue

josef nix

June 20th, 2010
10:55 am

A happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there!

As y’all think about that man who played such a big role in making you who you are today, I want to take the opportunity to thank all those men, not the biological fathers, who stepped up to the plate and took on the role when they didn’t have to. Those are the men in my mind today.

I am lucky. My own father was pretty much an absent quantity in my life. Lucky, you say? Yes, lucky. When my mother was left with seven boys and two girls to raise, the group of men who saw to it that we would come of age knowing what makes a man were all a boy could ever hope for as role models. His brothers, her brothers, men with their own children gave us more than just time and material things, they showed us by example what being pater familias was in daily outplay.

But two among them are particularly special to me; my maternal grandfather, known here to most of y’all as Granddaddy, and my maternal Uncle Ralph, known as the Leprechaun in the Hedge School. Granddaddy was a Patriarch in the Biblical sense of the word. He saw it as his duty to bring us of age grounded in that which went before us, our inheritance, and to use that to guide us in this lifetime so that what we left behind us, our legacy, would be to leave the world a better place for our having passed through. Uncle Ralph, a bachelor, saw each and every child as his own and taught us to twit the establishment, question any and everything that came our way, explore out universe, have a good time doing it, and to not really give a hoot about what other people thought so long as you weren’t hurting anybody.

All these men had one thing in common: a firm and unshakeable belief that once you took your stand and gave your word, don’t back down. Listen to what others say and believe, and refine your own by learning from them. If you see that you were wrong, then say so and change, but don’t try to say that you did not take that stand or say what you said.

AmVet

June 20th, 2010
10:59 am

Happy Hallmark Day all you dads.

RC, after 22 years, I still miss mine. I suppose I always will.

But my son called from his grandparents home down in Theodore, just south of Mobile. I asked him about Dauphin Island and Gulf Shores and he reported that the damage was very minimal, so far.

Hang tough, Redneck Riverians…

josef nix

June 20th, 2010
10:59 am

I won’t call mine outrage. I’m beyond that. This is just par for the course.

getalife

June 20th, 2010
11:01 am

It is a non issue if you think those on probation for k i llling workers, then kill 11 more and the Gulf Coast should not be held accountable. Small people would be locked up.

This kind of thinking is one reason why there is no accountability in this country.I think he belongs in jail for violating his probation.

SPQR(laissez Faire)

June 20th, 2010
11:05 am

Good day to take in the Braves, Kawakami can;t go 0-10 with 6 quality starts..but if he does we get to call him Buffalo Bill Kawakami.

And yes the focus on outrage is a distraction, but the MSM loves it’s dole and circus maximus.

This is indicative of the problem with “populism”, though..and a populism embraced by the left(get those evil corps and take their money)….most people are morons. Relying on their whims for the direction you sway makes you beholden to the choices of morons.. thats how we got obama in the first place. All those people in the gulf screaming agaisnt the oil industry suddenly had to change their tune when they realized even a small reduction in the gulf oil industry devistates their state and local economies..
I still hold out hope that the shareholders in BP can stage a revolt and dislodge the current board that allowed a $20 billion payment , with no cap, under no legal liability to do so..thats not BP’s money..it belongs to the shareholders, until a court rules otherwise.

josef nix

June 20th, 2010
11:09 am

AmVet

Theodore and Dauphin Island…one of those uncles I was talking about above lived in Theodore and had a place on Dauphin Island…every summer brought the whole lot of us down for a month or so…a good man, he…

RW-(the original)

June 20th, 2010
11:14 am

Just having some fun with you Jay B. Anybody looking in knows that even the male model that was hired for that picture is too old to have parents that started dating when the Royals got started.

Jay

June 20th, 2010
11:21 am

I know, RW. That “sheesh” was directed only at myself.

josef nix

June 20th, 2010
11:29 am

RW
Responded to your question from yesterday p.m. downstairs…

Kamchak

June 20th, 2010
11:37 am

And yes the focus on outrage is a distraction…

And yes, you fell for it hook, line and sinker.

RW-(the original)

June 20th, 2010
11:38 am

josef,

I saw your response, thanks. It will be interesting to see what goes on, but I’m getting an eerie feeling that what we’re really doing is putting a whole bunch of people “in charge” of some not very clearly defined portion of this mess. I hope I’m wrong.

josef nix

June 20th, 2010
11:40 am

RW
Was talking to one of the folks back home. He said it looked to him “like this time Ray’s bit off more than he can chew…”

Bud Wiser

June 20th, 2010
11:56 am

Happy Fathers Day to all. Enjoy your day at the game, Jay, but be sure to drink plenty of water….even taking a few salt tabs before going would be nice.

Cheer the Braves on to another victory over the Kansas City whoknowsorcares!!!

I plan on getting on the private jet shortly and taking up mu old bud Tony’s invitation for a cruise on the yacht. I’d prefer fishing (not allowed), but perhaps his chef can come up with some Chilean sea bass cooked in oil.

RW-(the original)

June 20th, 2010
12:01 pm

Those Chilean Sea bass would still be plentiful if someone hadn’t jerked around with their name.

RW-(the original)

June 20th, 2010
12:02 pm

josef,

It may be more the case that Ray has no idea what size bite someone else has taken and given him to chew.

josef nix

June 20th, 2010
12:07 pm

RW

That, too. Restoration, if that’s even possible, is going to be a long process and more than likely will go well beyond his life expectancy,

Hillbilly Deluxe

June 20th, 2010
12:08 pm

A Happy Father’s Day to all, no matter who you voted for or who you cussed,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QjZ2q5GyIw

RW-(the original)

June 20th, 2010
12:11 pm

no matter who you voted for or who you cussed,

Hillbilly D.,

It’s been my experience that those two aren’t mutually exclusive

AmVet

June 20th, 2010
12:16 pm

Jay. Dual USAF veterans as parents – very cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C95Cb2ByHNA&feature=related

jonix, I wonder, the next time I get down to LA, is a seafood platter gonna cost me $50?

Get your blackened oysters, shrimp and fish right here!

DEWSTARPATH

June 20th, 2010
12:18 pm

Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers
out there.

AmVet – After 10 years, I miss my late father as well.

RW-(the original) @ 12:11 pm – Lately, that’s been an understatement.

josef nix

June 20th, 2010
12:19 pm

AmVet

Order the new specialty down that way, tar ball gumbo!

Kamchak

June 20th, 2010
12:21 pm

Those Chilean Sea bass would still be plentiful if someone hadn’t jerked around with their name.

When it was “Patagonian monk fish,” they couldn’t give it away.

RW-(the original)

June 20th, 2010
12:26 pm

I thought it was Patagonian Toothfish.

RW-(the original)

June 20th, 2010
12:28 pm

Note to self: When cutting the jalapenoes for the corn and radish salad please refrain from rubbing your eyes.

Hillbilly Deluxe

June 20th, 2010
12:33 pm

RW

Didn’t happen to me but happened to someone I know. Never mistake a personal pepper spray device on a key chain for a cigarette lighter.

Kamchak

June 20th, 2010
12:37 pm

RW

Yep–you’re correct, toothfish it was.

Got a recipe for jerk marinade—included in the ingredients are rubber gloves to wear while dicing scotch bonnets.

dewstarpath

June 20th, 2010
12:37 pm

AmVet – I don’t know about that YouTube link.

– The link worked fine, but the US Air Force knowledge of the posters
was questionable.
One video had aircraft from the US Navy, as well as the fictional
“Talon” jet from the 2005 movie Stealth , and another had a
MiG-29 Fulcrum in it.

My late father served in the Air Force in the Korea War, and was a
civilian Cessna pilot. I grew up next to (what was then) Miramar NAS
in the early 80’s, so I appreciate the sentiment of the link you provided.

Hillbilly Deluxe

June 20th, 2010
12:56 pm

A Craig Ferguson puppet speaks for BP.

http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_late_show/video/?pid=5IwOD6klA8MfqNhuNvOW1CIRfZKm_KO2&vs=homepage&play=true

(You have to sit thru a 30 second commercial to see it and the clip is a whole episode but the puppet is right at the beginning.)

Scout

June 20th, 2010
1:02 pm

RW-(the original):

I saw them play the Cleveland Indians once when they were the Kansas City Athletics ……. :o

Scout

June 20th, 2010
1:06 pm

“OFF TOPIC #1″

Headline: “Not only did he (Obama) get to witness Strasburg with his own eyes, and he saw his White Sox win, but he also sat stoically — and righteously — as the rest of the stadium foolishly did the Wave.”

Obama doan doo da wave !

Hillbilly Deluxe

June 20th, 2010
1:13 pm

Doing the Wave at a baseball game is just wrong.

Kamchak

June 20th, 2010
1:15 pm

Obama doan doo da wave !

Neither do I.

What’s your point?

AmVet

June 20th, 2010
1:17 pm

When the idiotic wave reaches my section, I remain seated and laughingly yell “Sit Down!”

RW-(the original)

June 20th, 2010
1:41 pm

Scout,

Not to split hairs, but they never were the Kansas City Athletics. That team moved to Oakland and the Royals came along later as an expansion team.

Kamchak,

I guess it’s always a good idea to wear gloves when marinating a jerk.

RW-(the original)

June 20th, 2010
1:42 pm

they being the Royals of course…

Saul Good

June 20th, 2010
1:57 pm

“Growing up, Dad was my hero, and gaining adulthood has done nothing to diminish that feeling.”

Same here… yet my own father is gone now for almost 4 years and I still miss him much. Enjoy your time with them (BOTH your parents)… it’s precious and priceless.

Scout

June 20th, 2010
2:23 pm

Kamchak:

My point is you and Obama are two “peas in a pod.”

Scout

June 20th, 2010
2:24 pm

RW (the Original):

I guess I just imagined going to that game with my grandmother ………………..

http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/kcityas/kca_s.html

Scout

June 20th, 2010
2:28 pm

“OFF TOPIC #2″

1) Rahn Emanuel tells ABC’s “This Week” it would be “dangerous” if the GOP held power in Washington.

2) John McCain during the crucial last few weeks of the campaign stated “we have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.”

Republicans/Conservatives …………. it’s time to quite playing nice with these people. The are to be DEFEATED at all costs !

Scout

June 20th, 2010
2:44 pm

RW (the Original):

I stand corrected re: my 2:24 post. It was a Kansas City Athletics game just not a former Royals team.

BTW: Dave Force (Philadelphia) was the first National League player to get 6 hits in a 9 inning game. What happened two days before that ?

lovelyliz

June 20th, 2010
2:44 pm

My father was noever going to be Ward Cleaver, but he was always there and now he’s not.

RIP 04/17/2009

Saul Good

June 20th, 2010
2:45 pm

“1) Rahn Emanuel tells ABC’s “This Week” it would be “dangerous” if the GOP held power in Washington.”

That’s TRUE…we saw what happened in our own nation and Iraq when they were in charge. Just ask anyone who lost a job, a home….or those innocent Iraqi’s who were murdered and were labeled as “collateral damage”…also add the fact that terrorist attacks when up SHARPLY around the world.

“2) John McCain during the crucial last few weeks of the campaign stated “we have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.”

You mean the stock market going UP and jobs not being lost at a rate of 750,000 per month (while that has “stopped” and is slowly going upward)… AS opposed to McCain and his side-quit Sarah continuing the same sad song of only tax cuts for he rich and the biggest corporations…those which never added jobs…those same tax cuts which added 8,000,000 lost jobs to our nation…right again perhaps?

“Republicans/Conservatives …………. it’s time to quite playing nice with these people. The are to be DEFEATED at all costs !”

All costs? What does that mean? Raising arms to those who WON the elections?

nah…you’re definitely right…we need to go back to the good ol’ days and let the ship sink all the way to the bottom… perhaps piss on it while it’s down there.

Saul Good

June 20th, 2010
2:48 pm

lovelyliz: “My father was noever going to be Ward Cleaver, but he was always there and now he’s not.

RIP 04/17/2009″

Glad you’re remembering him today… I too am in the same boat. He went too quickly…and mine too…no matter where I was on this spinning globe…was always there and always had the “right” advice. Those of us who lost their dads…and had GREAT ones (like you and I)…today is a day to remember how much we respected, appreciated, and most of all…Loved them.

Scout

June 20th, 2010
2:57 pm

Saul Good :

Great! At least I woke you up.

Kamchak

June 20th, 2010
3:10 pm

Thank you for the compliment, but you had no idea what my position was when you posted your “gotcha” nonsense.

Scout

June 20th, 2010
3:35 pm

Remember:

Kamchak spelled backwards is kahcmaK !

RW-(the original)

June 20th, 2010
3:39 pm

Scout,

You stumped me but after looking it up I’m guessing you mean Custer’s run in with Sitting Bull.

RW-(the original)

June 20th, 2010
3:40 pm

Speaking of Indian names I was talking to a friend that has an Indian wife. He said her Indian name was Five Horses.

.

Nag, nag, nag, nag, nag

josef nix

June 20th, 2010
4:10 pm

Indian names…Unmentionable is a medicine man…his Indian name is Take Two Aspirins and Call Me Tomorrow…!

Seriously, though, if you ever want a fun, gallows humor read, check out the deportation lists and some of the names there…Dirty Belly, Runs Too Fast, and our favorite You Catch Him, Fights Like a Tiger, Mean As a Snake…kinda gives an insight into the conditions of the capture…

Kamchak

June 20th, 2010
4:38 pm

Kamchak spelled backwards is kahcmaK !

And le petit caporal spelled backwards is laropac titep el.

@@

June 20th, 2010
5:11 pm

Lost my Dad at the tender age of 15, going on 16, so it’s Happy Father’s Day to my older brother, who worries that he didn’t do a good enough job assuming the role of Dad.

He did! I tell him all the time, he did.

@@ spelled backwards is @@ or, for those who call me AtAt, it’s tAtA…which is kinda funny, considering…

Saul Good

June 20th, 2010
5:23 pm

“He did! I tell him all the time, he did.”

That’s great! Glad you tell him! Not sure if he’s “listening”…but if ya told him so… that’s ALL that matters!

@@ spelled backwards is @@ or, for those who call me AtAt, it’s tAtA…which is kinda funny, considering…

Funny (and I’m sure I’m not the only one thinking this…AND I’m still kinda new on Jay’s blog here being a semi-regular)… I’m not trying to be sexist in any manner or way which you should take as being rude….but I always see @@ as if they’re “breasts”… I bet I’m not the only one!!! :)

Enjoy your day and this heat… stay cool…ALWAYS! @@ (love it)!

Saul Good

June 20th, 2010
5:25 pm

Scout: “Great! At least I woke you up.”

Thanks! I needed that!

Saul Good

June 20th, 2010
5:28 pm

Jay… I hope you had a good day with your folks… in the end…all bashing that goes on here matter not….it changes no minds…give many an outlet…but I have to say this:

THANKS for providing the outlet! I hope you and your parents had a great time today.

-d

Saul Good

June 20th, 2010
5:30 pm

(maybe next time I’ll use that silly “s” when needed)! sheeesh!

-king of all typos

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

June 20th, 2010
6:34 pm

Bout time for a woe is us “global warming” column, eh, kookman?

Summer is upon us.

Back in the water, bwa.

kayaker 71

June 20th, 2010
6:38 pm

Just finished a 14 mile kayak trip with my oldest daughter down the Flint River. Lot’s of good scenery, a bald eagle or two, lots of turtles but the most enjoyable part of the day…… When we were loading up the boats for the trip home, she stopped and looked up and thanked me for being her father. It doesn’t get much better than that.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

June 20th, 2010
6:45 pm

Egypt allowed at least one Israeli and 11 American warships to pass through the Suez Canal as an Iranian flotilla approaches Gaza. Egypt closed the canal to protect the ships with thousands of soldiers, according to the British-based Arabic language newspaper Al Quds al-Arabi.

I wonder if obozo even knows this? How about Bruno, making that move for CIC, taking it to the Iranian nutjobs in spades.

Even after all the lib whining about Israel, go figure.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

June 20th, 2010
6:52 pm

WASHINGTON — Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make to beef up national security, the nation’s homeland security chief said Friday.

Bushie didn’t do it but the libs whined anyway.

obozo does it and nary a peep from the pinkos.

Says a lot, doesn’t it?

Scout

June 20th, 2010
7:15 pm

Kamchak:

At least try to be orginial.

Scout

June 20th, 2010
7:16 pm

RW (the Original):

Precisely ………. Custer. The same year the National League Started.

TaxPayer

June 20th, 2010
7:20 pm

At least try to be orginial.

How ’bout “Scout — The original Cub.”

Scout

June 20th, 2010
7:20 pm

josef:

When I worked in our Forgery Division in one of my D.C. assignments we kept as evidence all of the forged U.S. Treasury checks for use in future trials if the case could be solved. There were always some very unusual “payee” names I would run across and I will never forget two of them.

I am not making this up. The checks were addressed to some P.O. Box at some Reservation way out West:

“Isabelle Never Miss a Shot”
“Sister Who Kills Enemy Bravely”

Scout

June 20th, 2010
7:36 pm

How about “TaxSlayer” the original “Evader” !

Hey, it rhymes too !

josef nix

June 20th, 2010
7:42 pm

Scout…
On the naming thing…you being something of a biblical scholar will appreciate this one…one of my paternal aunt’s given name was Lillith…! My mother always she she’d've given anything to have been in Granma Vashti’s mind when she named her! And speaking of b*lls-busting women, Yael is a fairly common name in my family…

DebbieDoRight

June 20th, 2010
7:45 pm

Happy Father’s Day to every dad on this board!! My favorite memory of my gramps (grand dad), was when he used to play hide and seek with me and my brother and we thought we were the best hiders & seekers in the world ’cause gramps never found us…..it wasn’t until we were teenagers that we learned that he never even looked!! He used that time to take a nap!

My favorite memory of growing up with my dad was when he used to allow me to put ribbons and barretts in his hair because my Barbie’s Doll Head didn’t have hair like ours and I wanted to practice a new hairdo for all my dolls to wear for the Barbie Fashion Show.

I always knew that I was much loved and much blessed to have two such wonderful men in my life. I hope all you fathers and grand fathers out there children can say the same thing!!!

Normal

June 20th, 2010
7:47 pm

Imagine if you will, There’s President Obama on a stage. He is naked from the waist up wearing tight black leather pants and combat boots. He has an guitar in his hands…the strap is a bandoleer of 7.62 bullets.He ques his teleprompter. There is a signpost up ahead…you have just entered… the Socialist Zone… and he starts singing…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiF8uSulVc0&feature=related

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBQZH-9AC9s&feature=related

DebbieDoRight

June 20th, 2010
7:48 pm

Normal – you had me at “naked “.

Normal

June 20th, 2010
7:51 pm

DebbieDoRight

June 20th, 2010
7:52 pm

Poor Whine — you sound (”type”) so lonely today. Don’t you have ANY fond memories of your father/grandfather/male wolf that raised you, to share with us? No kids to brag about? No loved one to care for? That’s o.k. — you go right ahead and you bash Obama as much as you want!! If that’s what makes your life meaningful you go right ahead!! There, there….it’ll be allright……….

TaxPayer

June 20th, 2010
8:04 pm

Scout,

At least try to be original.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

June 20th, 2010
8:21 pm

Debs- This is a political blog, not your psychobabble Facebook page, just sayin…

And by the way, if you libs “love” your father the way you “love” your country, it’s no wonder you only see him once a freaking year, hahahahahahhahahaha.

Aahhh, yes…

Normal

June 20th, 2010
8:26 pm

Poor Whiner…never got over the fact he was a test tube baby…alas and alack.

@@

June 20th, 2010
9:07 pm

Saul:

The @@ was supposed to represent eyes, but as is often the case, some blogger, who didn’t/doesn’t like me much, saw the same thing you do.

Not a story worth repeating, but one I still laugh about when I recall it.

Del

June 20th, 2010
9:32 pm

Oh well nothing seems to have changed…bashing of heads and gnashing of teeth. Since I’ve come in late, I’ll just say I hope everyone has enjoyed a great father’s day as I certainly have and I’ll see y’all tomorrow.

Del

June 20th, 2010
9:39 pm

@@, forgot to say that from a previous thread you thought I was including you among the notorious cut and paste crowd. No I wasn’t because yours are well selected points that make sense, while many others are clearly propaganda selected talking points from the left wing blogs.

@@

June 20th, 2010
9:40 pm

Kinda father’s day(ish).

Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s Chief of Staff to quit White House in six to eight months: report

The father of three also told 60 Minutes that the job is “a tremendous amount of pressure. And it’s a tremendous amount to ask of your family.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/06/20/2010-06-20_rahm_emanuel_obamas_chief_of_staff_to_quit_white_house_in_six_to_eight_months_re.html#ixzz0rSXdpa6K

@@

June 20th, 2010
9:42 pm

Del:

I was just jokin’ around. No offense taken.

Midori

June 20th, 2010
9:45 pm

Happy Father’s Day to all you wonderful dads out there.

Midori

June 20th, 2010
9:46 pm

Hi Debbie,

nice to see you again :)

@@

June 20th, 2010
9:50 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

June 20th, 2010
9:59 pm

From @@’s article

the round was deliberately fired one kilometer off the requested site

That’s 3281 feet. That’s a long way off for smoke that is supposed to hide movements.

Del

June 20th, 2010
10:04 pm

@@,

Rules of engagement pretty much began in Vietnam and have carried forward to the warfare times are military lives and dies through today. Ever since the government has allowed MSM reporters into combat theater our troops have taken more casualties than they otherwise would have. It’s a travesty we put our men and woman through who are serving our country.

@@

June 20th, 2010
10:08 pm

‘Ya know, guys…under the rules of engagement set out today, I’m surprised anyone is willing to serve.

It’s a shame, really!

I’m out.

Scout

June 20th, 2010
10:36 pm

Del:

That’s why I am so glad I served only in Northern I Corps in the DMZ area or the DMZ itself. It was a “free fire zone” (all civilians had been relocated) and if it moved it was fair game – no questions asked.

TaxPayer:

“Monkey see monkey do”

Scout

June 20th, 2010
10:47 pm

Hey Jay …………. remember this one? This would be a great 2nd Amendment piece for you !

“Wanted Dead or Alive”

Steve McQueen’s rifle !

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=118248

5 & 9 on Charlie

June 20th, 2010
10:54 pm

“Al Qaeda spokesman calls Obama ’snake-like’ in new video”

Hey, this is going too far.

“Chameleon-like” maybe but “snakelike” ? …………….. show some respect to the snake !

Scout

June 20th, 2010
11:43 pm

Jay: Regarding your 2nd Amendment thread earlier this week :

“In 1774, British General Lord Hugh Percy, stationed in Boston commented, ‘What makes insurrection here always more formidable than in other places is that there is a law of the province which obligates every inhabitant to be furnished with a firelock, bayonet, and a pretty considerable quantity of ammunition’.”

Normal

June 21st, 2010
7:14 am

Is there anybody out there?

The U.S. Navy knows how to honor its heros…

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/06/navy_destroyer_keel_061810w/

Outhouse GoKart

June 21st, 2010
7:20 am

Rahm needs to disappear…

Normal

June 21st, 2010
7:41 am

Krauthammer and Maddow agree on something about President Obama? A sure sign the end is near….

http://www.thenation.com/blog/36408/where-maddow-and-krauthammer-meet-obamas-bp-response