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Dismayed Veteran

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  • [5] November 24, 2014 at 4:38pm

    It matters not who was in or not in the picture. The flag raising on Iwo Jima has transcended that moment to represent every Marine and Navy Corpsman who was on that island. Even a doggie knows this.

  • [2] November 24, 2014 at 9:43am

    This kid was clearly a child. But, a gun has no age and works in anyone’s hands.

    Some time Google airsoft guns. They are replicas of the actual weapon except for the orange tip. When the tip is removed, it looks like a real weapon unless a person is within about 5 feet.

  • [10] November 24, 2014 at 9:17am

    My First Shirt told me: Everyone dies. Just make sure you don’t die of the stupids.

  • [2] November 14, 2014 at 9:21am


    My grandfather was over there also but in 1917. By then every one was stone cold killer.

  • [3] November 13, 2014 at 11:08am

    I liked Country Joe and the Fish:

    Well, come on all of you, big strong men,
    Uncle Sam needs your help again.
    He’s got himself in a terrible jam
    Way down yonder in Vietnam
    So put down your books and pick up a gun,
    We’re gonna have a whole lotta fun.

    And it’s one, two, three,
    What are we fighting for ?
    Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
    Next stop is Vietnam;
    And it’s five, six, seven,
    Open up the pearly gates,
    Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
    Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.

    Come on Wall Street, don’t be slow,
    Why man, this is war au-go-go
    There’s plenty good money to be made
    By supplying the Army with the tools of its trade,
    But just hope and pray that if they drop the bomb,
    They drop it on the Viet Cong.

    And it’s one, two, three,
    What are we fighting for ?
    Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
    Next stop is Vietnam.
    And it’s five, six, seven,
    Open up the pearly gates,
    Well there ain’t no time to wonder why
    Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.

    Well, come on generals, let’s move fast;
    Your big chance has come at last.
    Now you can go out and get those reds
    ‘Cause the only good commie is the one that’s dead
    And you know that peace can only be won
    When we’ve blown ‘em all to kingdom come.

    And it’s one, two, three,
    What are we fighting for ?
    Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
    Next stop is Vietnam;
    And it’s five, six, seven,
    Open up the pearly gates,
    Well there ain’t no time to wonder why
    Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.

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  • November 13, 2014 at 11:06am

    Like all I am upset by this fool’s language. It has no place in a Veteran’s Day concert.

    But, to think that veterans are truly upset about the F word, in and of itself, it ridiculous. The F word in the military is used as a noun, verb, adverb and adjective and is seldom associated with the vulgar act itself. It permeates military speak. It is used to express anger, disappointment, surprise, a person, resignation to a situation, the status of a new guy, a weapon, a meal, on and on.

  • [1] November 13, 2014 at 10:01am

    Gravel is dead bang on.

  • November 7, 2014 at 11:55am

    I thought that enlisted personnel in the Navy have ratings (known as MOS to the rest of us).

    I thought SEAL was strictly voluntary.

    I don’t know what O’Neill’s rating is but could he have not requested assignment to that rating and served out the remaining 4 years?

    Is this true?

  • [1] November 6, 2014 at 9:51am

    My only personal contact with USN SEALs was in Vietnam. They provided intelligence but were ghosts. Sure a lot of troops knew about the mission but they never talked outside of their unit.

    This SEAL willingly made himself a target by claiming he killed Bin Laden. He also made everyone around him a target. Muslims preferred method of killing is by bomb. Imagine a bomb going off in a mall this SEAL was in.

    He just put innocents in harm’s way. In my opinion, he made a bad decision. I just hope no innocent pays for it.

  • [1] November 5, 2014 at 9:22am

    Frankly, I am feed up with stories about the Catholic Church. This is my last response to any religious article.

    I am a Catholic with all that implies.

    I never think about or care about what Protestants think or believe. The beliefs of any Protestant denomination means nothing to me.

    We will each find out when we die.

    What would suck would be if the Buddhists were right.

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  • [10] November 5, 2014 at 8:31am

    I lived in Salt Lake City from 1978 to 1982. At that time, Blacks were statistically insignificant in the population. The day I moved to Salt Lake, a young black man was shot while jogging. The LDS President had a “vision” that blacks could be members of the church. Coincidently, this was the same time the DOJ was investigation race prejudice in Utah. Fast forward, Utah elects a black female. That is historic.

  • November 4, 2014 at 9:00am

    Read the story. Episcopalian not Catholic.

  • [1] November 4, 2014 at 8:59am

    Episcopalian not Catholic.

    This Catholic believes in: Si vis pacem, para bellum

    That is why I have a concealed carry permit and carry all the time.

  • November 4, 2014 at 8:55am

    From a Catholic to all Episcopalians:

    Re-learn your Latin. Start here: Si vis pacem, para bellum

  • [17] November 3, 2014 at 10:25am

    These guys must have just watched “Full Metal Jacket” and bought into the line:

    If I am going to die for a word, my word is Poontang.

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  • [2] November 3, 2014 at 10:16am

    For the Protestants, Catholics believe in the Immaculate Conception (Virgin Mary) and Mary’s Ascension to Heaven.

    The Hail Mary reflects this with explanation in parens.

    Hail Mary, full of Grace (GOD filled her with Grace so there could be no Original Sin)

    The Lord is with you (GOD is ever present with Mary)

    Blessed are you among women (the singular individual blessing of GOD)

    Blessed is the fruit of your womb (Jesus. GOD as man)

    Holy Mary, pray for this sinner (This is asking for prayer)

    Now and at the hour of my death

    Protestants believe this is idolatry. Catholics don’t.

    Now why any Protestant would have any opinion about Mary is beyond me. I have always felt Protestant opinions about Mary have the odor of self-righteous pride.

    I guess we will all know the truth in our own time.

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  • November 3, 2014 at 9:54am

    I am a Catholic. I don’t hate Lutherans. In fact, the only time I even think about Lutherans or any Protestant denomination is when the Blaze runs a religious story.

    I hate Islam.

  • [1] November 3, 2014 at 9:39am

    I am a Catholic who attended Pacific Lutheran University from 1965-1969. I found that Lutherans, in particular, Missouri Synod, had some really odd ideas about the Catholic faith. At that time PLU was an LCA college with very few Missouri Synod attending. I spent a lot of time in Lutheran theology classes listening to such tripe as the Pope is the Anti-Christ.

    At PLU, I learned that Lutherans believe is sola scriptura. No where in the Bible is sola scriptura mentioned. It is an invention of Martin Luther.

    What I find truly amazing that the Missouri Synod still teaches that as a significant part of its belief system.

    As Christians are being killed by Muslims in the ME as the region turns fully violent, I have no trouble believing that Islam is the enemy not the Lutheran Church and it’s various denominations.

  • October 28, 2014 at 9:43am

    Government seems to be ignoring history.

    Ellis Island was an immigration and examination center. If a person was ill with a contagious disease they were either put back on the boat going to their old country or put in the Ellis Island hospital.

    Check out what St. Louis did during the 1918 Flu Pandemic.

    Local and federal government “taking away rights” shows a clear path when threatened with a possible pandemic.

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