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Thursday, July 05, 2007

John Glenn sounds good to me

I checked this with Snopes after one of my friends questioned the John Glenn timeline in the story.

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

There are times when old news is good news......

Read to the end for the senate floor exchange between Senator Metzenbaum & Senator Glenn.

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. 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.

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 Wait...

It took less time to take
Iraq than it took Janet Reno 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 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

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

Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT
JOB! 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 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 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 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!

back to meblogin---I found this interesting

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me, I am passing this on. Thank you. BB

July 6, 2007 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger DR. MARY JOHNSON said...

Nice.

July 7, 2007 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger meblogin said...

I wonder how others that are opposed to current happenings rationalize information like this.

July 9, 2007 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Bubba said...

"I wonder how others that are opposed to current happenings rationalize information like this."

They don't.

I feel that it's a duty to call them on this.

Every time. In no uncertain terms.

July 18, 2007 at 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it took several dozen FBI agents three years to capture Eric Rudolph who was hiding, unaided, in the (relatively) mild Western NC mountains.

September 25, 2007 at 8:07 PM  

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