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mbeach
01-17-2007, 11:24 PM
this may be old news, but it is worth a read. one of my buddies sent this to me. rock on!


WHAT SENATOR JOHN GLENN SAID &
Things that 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:
A. FDR led
us into World War II.

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

C. Truman 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.

D. John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962.
Vietnam never attacked us.

E. Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire.
From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost ..
An average of 5,800 per year.

F. Clinton went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent.
Bosnia never attacked us.

Clinton was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three
Times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on
Multiple occasions.

G. 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.

The Democrats are complaining
About how long the war is taking

But It took less time to take Iraq
than it took Janet Reno
To take the Branch Dravidian 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 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 HARD 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)
Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13

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 meet 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 DADS 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 tell ME that those people didn't have a job?

What about you?"

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

And now he's a Senator!

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

trickskier
01-18-2007, 02:54 PM
Hey Moonie, where ya been hiding???

mbeach
01-18-2007, 03:09 PM
Hey Moonie, where ya been hiding???
moonie? close but no cigar. moonies are the followers of that wierdo cult dude and that's not my thing. anyway, been busy with family and stuff. went to the gator game and overall came away pleased or at least as pleased as i could have been with a L. glad leak had a good game, have always liked him. getting any rain yet??

trickskier
01-18-2007, 03:17 PM
getting any rain yet??
Not near enough. Kingsley Lake is way down, water level starts at the end of the boat ramp.

Mikey
01-18-2007, 03:17 PM
Thats good stuff mbeach!

kjohnson
01-18-2007, 03:22 PM
Very interesting.

TX.X-30 fan
01-18-2007, 04:37 PM
I think for far to many years americans were told what the news was, and not reported the news (Walter Cronkite) ect. Hopefully this has changed with all the outlets available for us to gather our own news. The burden to be informed still remains with individuals. :twocents:

Ric
01-18-2007, 04:50 PM
can we confirm that John Glenn actually said that?

TX.X-30 fan
01-18-2007, 04:57 PM
can we confirm that John Glenn actually said that?


If he did, then what happened to him. (Washington). :rolleyes:

mitch
01-18-2007, 05:35 PM
can we confirm that John Glenn actually said that?
read my mind.....

east tx skier
01-18-2007, 05:47 PM
can we confirm that John Glenn actually said that?

Looks like mostly a negatory on that one pilgrim (at least as it pertains to the list in the preamble). I think the part at the end, a/k/a "the rebuke" was an accurate quote.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/glenn.asp

Scroll down to the 2005 addition at the bottom.

mbeach
01-18-2007, 07:53 PM
Not near enough. Kingsley Lake is way down, water level starts at the end of the boat ramp.
and here all the weather guru's say this is the el nino year meaning wet winters. cali maybe, but fla needs rain.

mbeach
01-18-2007, 07:59 PM
I think for far to many years americans were told what the news was, and not reported the news (Walter Cronkite) ect. Hopefully this has changed with all the outlets available for us to gather our own news. The burden to be informed still remains with individuals. :twocents:
you are right on with the burden being placed upon us to be informed. i have quit listening to the crap on the liberal national networks. i wish george stephanopllllll however his last name is spelled would find another job and start working for a living. that sculptured hair do with every hair in place drives me crazy. thank goodness for fox news. at least here we can decipher the info.

trickskier
01-18-2007, 08:02 PM
and here all the weather guru's say this is the el nino year meaning wet winters. cali maybe, but fla needs rain.
According to our weathermen we actually have a surplus so far for January. Unfortunately, most of the rain has only been along the coastal counties and dissipates as it reaches the interior counties like Clay.