Monday, November 11, 2013

A Soldier Died Today

AS THIS 2013 VETERANS DAY DRAWS TO A CLOSE...TAKE A MOMENT FOR THIS FINAL TRIBUTE TO THESE WONDERFUL MEN AND WOMEN A Poem Worth Reading He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one. And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors His tales became a joke, All his buddies listened quietly For they knew where of he spoke. But we'll hear his tales no longer, For ol' Joe has passed away, And the world's a little poorer For a Soldier died today. He won't be mourned by many, Just his children and his wife. For he lived an ordinary, Very quiet sort of life. He held a job and raised a family, Going quietly on his way; And the world won't note his passing, 'Tho a Soldier died today. When politicians leave this earth, Their bodies lie in state, While thousands note their passing, And proclaim that they were great. Papers tell of their life stories From the time that they were young But the passing of a Soldier Goes unnoticed, and unsung. Is the greatest contribution To the welfare of our land, Some jerk who breaks his promise And cons his fellow man? Or the ordinary fellow Who in times of war and strife, Goes off to serve his country And offers up his life? The politician's stipend And the style in which he lives, Are often disproportionate, To the service that he gives. While the ordinary Soldier, Who offered up his all, Is paid off with a medal And perhaps a pension, small. It is not the politicians With their compromise and ploys, Who won for us the freedom That our country now enjoys. Should you find yourself in danger, With your enemies at hand, Would you really want some cop-out, With his ever waffling stand? Or would you want a Soldier His home, his country, his kin, Just a common Soldier, Who would fight until the end. He was just a common Soldier, And his ranks are growing thin, But his presence should remind us We may need his likes again. For when countries are in conflict, We find the Soldier's part Is to clean up all the troubles That the politicians start. If we cannot do him honor While he's here to hear the praise, Then at least let's give him homage At the ending of his days. Perhaps just a simple headline In the paper that might say: "OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."


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  2. There they go again... Who cares about Christmas lights, when there are so many other important issues.The Stupid Right Wing bloggers, trashing Mr Obama and myself all over the blogisphere. No one ever says one world about George W. Bush. Mass Murderer supreme. Left the WORLD the greatest pile of shit since Hitler. or Dick Cheney. Antisocial personality disorder run amok. Never in this creature's black death life has he ever did anything good...including his failure to abort Liz.
    Do Conservatives Have Any Shame At All?
    I’m dead serious! At what point do they stop and realize just how easily they’ve been manipulated and lied to? I’m not talking about a politician’s campaign lie, that’s par for the course. I’m talking about the whoppers the right wing media feeds their base every other day.
    Have you seen this ridiculous story about Obamacare not covering children under two? Fox went nuts for it and every right wing site gobbled it up. But it turns out the “victim” had forgotten to list his child on the insurance application. That took a lot of deep investigation to discover. And by “deep investigation” I mean a phone call or two.
    The right wing freak out over Obama shaking the hand of Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s funeral shows just what kind of lowlifes they are.The very idea that conservatives think Mr. Obama should have been obnoxiously rude at the funeral of one of the most revered men on the planet is a sign that they lack any social grace or class. For a group of people that claim to be superior to everyone around them, they’re little better than white trash and, once again, they’ve embarrassed America?
    Now, I expect that kind of crap from Fox. They’re not a news organization, they’re pure propaganda. One of their talking heads actually claimed to have confirmed that this was true. He blatantly lied. Will there be any consequences? Nope. He did exactly what he’s paid to do: lie to the conservative base.
    The right simply does not care that they have been lied to. At all. They’ve replaced critical thinking with outrage and a persecution complex. They’ll lap up whatever stupidity is thrown on the ground before them because it’s better to believe that Obama is a secret Muslim socialist Nazi than to admit that they’re wrong on almost everything. It would be laughable if it wasn’t so pathetic.?
    The Loonie’s never gives weight to what these ignorant foaming psychopaths think except the other ignorant foaming psychopaths. All they seem to complain about is Mr Obama, the First Lady, and about Jane Fonda. What did she say that others weren't saying? Jane Fonda was simply blowing the whistle.
    I am incredulous with respect to why followers of this forum will engage in conservation with people who despise you, will disrespect and insult you at every opportunity, offend you without reason or purpose, and ultimately persecute you if they had the chance.
    Are you a adrenaline junky? Masochist? What gives?
    For my part, I sincerely thought we could have a dialog with these folks. But whenever I visited their blogs, all I got was mockery, name-calling, and insults. I get that even when I'm NOT there.
    Some of their crazies come here, and knuckle-draggers like Radical Redneck who impersonated me, and stole my name and avatar, and he does the same to other liberal commenters. If you’d listen to these wacko’s you’d think that Mr. Obama was trying to give everyone healthcare as part of his Nazi, Muslim, Commie. Kenyan plot to take over the world and nuke America.
    Their level of discourse is about the same as a barking herd of hyenas, but without the charm.
    They populate those rightwing blogs, depositing boiler-plate comments they copy and paste from other internet sites.
    Sadly, there's no reason to try anymore. They're an unhappy, malconted group of whiners who see themselves as victims and who see anyone who does not think like them as a Communist/Nazi/Marxist/Muslim/Libtard. Let them wallow in their ideological mud bath.

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