Wednesday, May 17, 2006
"If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They’ll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government."
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower.
(Tip of my Resistol to Drlobojo)
“Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.”
-- Not some left-winger. Douglas A. MacArthur.
On the other hand, the site is an invitation to other West Point graduates to join; maybe there are already more than three involved.
In any case, it's accurate without the "Three," since "graduates" doesn't suggest "all," only at least two.
There, I have taped together a split hair. :-)
But even during Vietnam I never heard of a group like this. This is really unusual. In fact the last time West point grads may have openly split on an issue might have been the Civil War.
"Well, He didn't say get them out right now. He said get them out. And I will do that, when we have achieved victory."
And yes, I am alive by the way. I hope you missed me. If you're missed you're loved!
Six West Point Grads Against ...
If one of those grads should happen to ... um ... change his mind ("fall" in this context would be loaded in a way I wouldn't mean) ...
Six West Point Grads Against the War!
Somethin' like that, KEv? :-)
D.dad and KEv on the same thread.
Everybidy, y'all all just head to yer bomb shelters. The Erudite Redneck Emergency Response Seqwuence has been activated.
4. D.dad, meet KEv.
3. KEv, meet D.dad.
2. Y'all hate each other. Trust me.
1. Just take it outside before it even gets started. Y'all each go to the other's joint to spill blood.
There is only one solution for our generation: It is the return to a life based on Christ's Sermon on the Mount.
Should any political party attempt to abolish Social Security,
unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are...a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional
politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.
i sense a round of carolling....
99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of....oh, wait, we need to count UP...
What do you think the FBI will be trying to find next? Bigfoot? Nessie? Vampires, Werewolves, and Changelings oh my?
Not that I don't think that none of these things exist, but it's not the FBI's job to find them. And let me ask you, Jimmy Hoffa has been missing for how long? What good will finding his body do?
Dang, I'm starting to appreciate hoe prescient Eisenhower was about so many things. I don't think I've ever heard that particular quote, though, so thanks.
Lori L. Doughty, an intellectual property attorney from the office of the judge advocate, wrote to West Point Graduates Against the War (WPGAW) on behalf of the nation's oldest military academy. The letter, acquired by RAW STORY, asserts that the trademark is "deeply important" to protect the "image and standing of the United States Military Academy in [sic] the national and world stage."
WPGAW co-founder Jim Ryan notes, "The academy has negotiated deals with local businesses, such as West Point Pizza, West Point Cleaners, and the West Point Motel... How does a pizza parlor enhance West Point's image on the world stage?"
One of our aims now is to encourage impeachment proceedings to have the issues which we have raised discussed openly in congress.