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Old 05 March 2008, 10:44 PM
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This lovely thing showed up in my inbox today... thank you, relatives...!
I removed the uber-patriotic glurgy pictures at the end, and the pictures of various political figures (some of them rather astonishingly unflattering).
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John Glenn (DEMOCRAT) said this ----- It should make you
think a little:

There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq in January.
In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the
month of January. That's just one American city,
about as deadly as the entire war-torn country of Iraq ..

When some claim that President Bush shouldn't
have started this war, state the following:

FDR (DEMOCRAT) led us into World War II.

Germany never attacked us ; Japan did.
From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost ..
an average of 112,500 per year.

Truman (DEMOCRAT) finished that war and started one in Korea
North Korea never attacked us
From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost ..
an average of 18,334 per year.

John F. Kennedy (DEMOCRAT) started the Vietnam conflict in
1962.
Vietnam never attacked us.

Johnson (DEMOCRAT) turned Vietnam into a quagmire.
From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost .
an average of 5,800 per year.

Clinton (DEMOCRAT) went to war in Bosnia without UN or French
consent.
Bosnia never attacked us.
He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three
times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on
multiple occasions.

In the years since terrorists attacked us , President Bush
has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled
al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya , Iran , and, North
Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who
slaughtered 300,000 of his own people. And the Democrats are
complaining about how long the war is taking.

But Wait, There's more!

It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno
(DEMOCRAT)
to take the Branch Davidian compound.
That was a 51-day operation..

We've been looking for evidence for chemical weapons
in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton (DEMOCRAT)
to find
the Rose Law Firm billing records.

It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the
Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard
than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his
Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.

It took less time to take Iraq than it took
to count the votes in Florida !!!

Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB !
The Military morale is high!

The biased media hopes we are too ignorant
to realize the facts

But Wait

There's more!

JOHN GLENN (on the Senate floor)

Some people still don't understand why military personnel
do what they do for a living. This exchange between
Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum
is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive
impromptu speech, but it's also a good example of one
man's explanation of why men and women in the armed
services do what they do for a living.

This IS a typical, though sad, example of what
some who have never served think of the military.

Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn):
'How can you run for Senate when you've never held a real
job?'

Senator Glenn (D-Ohio):
'I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps.
I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions.
My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different
occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my
checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was
not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the
daily cash receipts to the bank.'

'I ask you to go with me .. . as I went the other day...
to a veteran's hospital and look those men ..
with their mangled bodies . in the eye, and tell THEM
they didn't hold a job!

You go with me to the Space Program at NASA
and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans
of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee...
and you look those kids in the eye and tell them
that their DAD'S didn't hold a job.

You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in
Arlington National Cemetery , where I have more friends
buried than I'd like to remember, and you watch
those waving flags.
You stand there, and you think about this nation,
and you have the gall to tell ME that those people didn't
have a job?

What about Metzenbaum?'

For those who don't remember
During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an attorney
representing the Communist Party in the USA

Now he's a Senator!

If you can read this, thank a teacher.
If you are reading it in English thank a Veteran.

It might not be a bad idea to keep this circulating. I AM!!!
Yech. I'M NOT!!!

...Yes, I know that this is referenced on the main page, where it demonstrates that the Glenn quote at the end is more-or-less accurate, and has nothing to do contextually with the rest of the glurge; I just want some responses to the glurge itself. I couldn't find it on the current board; please chow me if it's on the old boards.

Thanks!

- Magpye
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Old 05 March 2008, 10:51 PM
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Wow - non-sequiturs, false analogies and blatant partisan whitewashing. And that's just for starters.

We use a lot of brain bleach here - I wonder if I can get some hard-drive bleach to remove the smell of that one.

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Old 05 March 2008, 10:52 PM
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Quote:
Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB !
The Military morale is high!

The biased media hopes we are too ignorant
to realize the facts
I guess I'm pretty danged ignorant, then, if these are the facts.
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Old 05 March 2008, 10:54 PM
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Wow. Democrats are war-mongers, make bad decisions and are bad drivers. I never knew (I sorta did). Thank you. I'll now forward this to everyone I know and burn my membership card.
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Old 05 March 2008, 10:55 PM
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Didn't Metzenbaum actually say that Glenn has "never met a payroll"--IOW, the same accusation Romney was throwing at "career politicians"?
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Old 05 March 2008, 11:03 PM
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Quote:
FDR (DEMOCRAT) led us into World War II.

Germany never attacked us ; Japan did.
From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost ..
an average of 112,500 per year.
*History Hat* FDR didn't lead us into war in any real way, unless you count being President when another nation declared war on the United States. And he never "led us" into war with Germany - the US declared war on Japan, and then Germany declared war on the United States (believe that was the result of the Triparate Pact, but my international treaty hat is at the cleaners).

FDR did, however, was raise taxes to pay for about half of the war cost. He did borrow to pay for the rest of it, but his successors kept taxes high to ensure that the war debts were paid quickly, so future generations wouldn't have to pay the cost of World War II. What a revolutionary idea.
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Old 05 March 2008, 11:09 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chloe View Post
Didn't Metzenbaum actually say that Glenn has "never met a payroll"--IOW, the same accusation Romney was throwing at "career politicians"?
Here is the snopes page about this exchange.

Did I mention I love you guys? I want to reply to my relative but the glurge makes my brain hurt...! I appreciate the help!
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Old 05 March 2008, 11:34 PM
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