Winston Churchill said
Si Vis Paceum Para Bellum

Sam Adams, more than beer

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen”
Samuel Adams

Lincoln on power

"We must prevent these things being done, by either congresses or courts — The people — the people — are the rightful masters of both Congresses, and courts — not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it —" Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, August 30, 2009

True American Heros

In the last 2 days, I have recived e-mails from 2 different people along the same lines. I would like to share them. These men gave more for thier country than most. They are truely heros in every sense of the word.

Lets hear it for COL. BUD DAY, USAF (RET). This is what every single

/> person should read and remember. His words addressing our senior


/> were to kind to put it bluntly


/> Subject: Medal of Honor recipient Bud Day Talks of Torture....


/> Please pass to the clueless...



The prelude to the "response" below, from Colonel Bud Day, Medal of Honor

recipient - prisoner of war survivor - reads "I didn't expect to be reminded of my treatment some 36 years ago on this holiday weekend but our

politicians find it worthy to ignore what some have tried to recount to

them, who have actually been there."







/> ****************************************************************************


/> I got shot down over N Vietnam in 1967..a sq commander.


/> After I returned in 1973.. I published 2 books that dealt a lot with

/> "real torture" in Hanoi. Our make believe president is branding our


/> as a bunch of torturers when he has no idea what torture is.


/> As for me..put thru a mock execution because I would not respond...pistol

/> whipped on the head...same event.. Couple of days later...hung by my


/> all day. I escaped and got recaptured a couple of weeks later.. I got

/> shot and recaptured. Shot was OK...what happened after was not.


/> They marched me to Vinh.. put me in the rope trick, trick..almost pulled

/> my arms out of the sockets. Beat me on the head with a little wooden rod

/> until my eyes were swelled shut, and my unshot, unbroken hand a pulp.


/> Next day hung me by the arms...rebroke my right wrist...wiped out the

/> nerves in my arms that control the hands..rolled my fingers up into a ball.


/> nly left the slightest movement of my L forefinger. So I started


/> with some incredible lies.


/> Sent me to Hanoi strapped to a barrel of gas in the back of a truck.


/> Hanoi..on my knees..rope trick again. Beaten by a big fool.


/> Into leg irons on a bed in Heartbreak Hotel.


/> Much kneeling--hands up at Zoo.


/> Really bad beating for refusing to condemn Lyndon Johnson.


/> Several more kneeling events. I could see my knee bone thru kneeling

/> holes.


/> There was an escape from the annex to the Zoo. I was the Senior Officer

/> of a large building because of escape..they started a mass torture of all

/> commanders.


/> I think it was July 7, 1969..they started beating me with a car fan belt.

/> In first 2 days I took over 300 strokes..then stopped counting because I

/> never thought I would live thru it.


/> They continued day-nite torture to get me to confess to a non-existent

/> part in the escape. This went on for at least 3 days. On my

/> belting.. cut open my scrotum with fan belt stroke. opened up both knee


/> again. My fanny looked like hamburger..I could not lie on my back.


/> They tortured me into admitting that I was in on the escape..and that my 2

/> room-mates knew about it.


/> The next day I denied the lie.


/> They commenced torturing me again with 3- 6- or 9 strokes of the fan belt

/> every day from about July 11 or 14 October 1969. I continued to

/> refuse to lie about my roommates again.


/> Now, the point of this is that our make-believe president has declared to

/> the world that we (U.S..) are a bunch of torturers.. Thus it will be OK

/> to torture us next time when they catch us....because that is what the


/> does.


/> Our make-believe president is a know nothing fool who thinks that pouring

/> a little water on some one's face, or hanging a pair of womens pants over

/> an Arabs head is TORTURE. He is a meathead.


/> I just talked to MOH holder Leo Thorsness who was also in my sq in jail

/> .... as was John McCain ... and we agree that McCain does not speak for the

/> POW group when he claims that Al Gharib was torture .. or that "water

/> boarding" is torture.


/> Our president and those fools around him who keep bad mouthing our great

/> country are a disgrace to the United States. Please pass this info on to

/> Sean Hannity. He is free to use it to point out the stupidity of the


/> that water boarding ...which has no after effect... is torture. If it got

/> the Arab to cough up the story about how he planned the attack on the twin

/> towers in NYC ... hurrah for the guy who poured the water.




/> George Everett "Bud" Day (born February 24, 1925) is a retired _U.S. Air

/> Force_ ( _Colonel_

/> ( and _Command Pilot_

/> ( who served during the _Vietnam


/> ( . He is often cited as being the


/> decorated U.S. service member since _General_

/> ( _Douglas MacArthur_

/> ( , having received some

seventy decorations, a majority for

/> actions in combat. Day is a recipient of the _Medal of Honor_

/> ( .

/> (http://en.wikipediaorg/wiki/File:Col_George_Day_1987.jpg)

I got the above e-mail from a guy I went to school with in Michigan. The following one came from a friend in St. Louis Mo.

I am Tired"


Robert A. Hall

Robert Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.

This man makes so much sense that it is hard to believe he has served as a politician from Massachusetts. Never, ever have I heard anyone from that state speak with such lucid common sense and a grasp of what exactly is going on in today's world. I would echo every word he says.

"I'm Tired" by Robert A. Hall I'll be 63 soon. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce, and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked, hard, since I was 18 Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.

I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth around" to people who don't have my work ethic.

I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy or stupid to earn it.

I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to help But if they bought Mansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.

I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros, and Hollywood entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of Zimbabwe, the freedom of the press of China, the crime and violence of Mexico, the tolerance for Christian people of Iran, and the freedom of speech of Venezuela. Won't multiculturalism be beautiful?

I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers" ; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.

I believe "a man should be judged by the content of his character, not by the color of his skin." I'm tired of being told that "race doesn't matter"

in the post-racial world of Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of US Senators from Illinois.

I think it's very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the emancipation proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.

I'm tired of a news media that thinks Bush's fundraising and inaugural expenses were obscene, but that think Obama's, at triple the cost, were wonderful. That thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control weight and stress, that picked over every line of Bush's military records, but never demanded that Kerry release his, that slammed Palin, with two years as governor, for being too inexperienced for VP, but touted Obama with three years as senator as potentially the best president ever.

I Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox

News ? Get a clue.

I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America, while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue, or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.

I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate.

My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a three -bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough for me.

I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I don't think Gay people choose to be Gay, but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs.

And I'm tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.

I'm tired of illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers,"

especially the ones who aren't working, but are living on welfare or crime. What's

next? Calling drug dealers, Undocumented Pharmacists"? And, no,

I'm not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it's been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion. I'm willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military...

Those are the citizens we need.

I'm tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves. Do bad things

happen in war? You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave?

Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years-and still are?

Not even close.

So here's the deal.

I'll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt.

Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we'll compare notes. British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.

I'm tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers-bums are bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship.

I live in Illinois, where the "Illinois Combine" of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama's cabinet as well.

I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers, and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught..

I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

Speaking of poor, I' m tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor." The poverty pimps have to

keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination, or big-whatever for their problems.

Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter

Semper Fi.

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