Archive for April 28th, 2012
From the US Marines Facebook page:
Last year, more than 30,000 young Americans became U.S. Marines. They did it through the efforts of their drill instructors. Watch what it takes to make a Marine.
Like their Facebook page. Don’t want these guys mad at ya.
Oh, and check out these teachers and counselors from Wisconsin who flew to California to experience Marine boot camp first hand:
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — When high school counselors tour colleges, they step into the shoes of a student. However, college isn’t the only option for graduates. Many are called to join the military. FOX6 News traveled with a group of educators as they stepped into the boots of Marines-in-training to get a glimpse of what boot camp is like.
While it takes years to become a teacher, it takes just 13 weeks to become a U.S. Marine. For three days, educators were able to experience first hand the extreme difference between the two sets of training.
Two teachers from Wilmot, one from Waterford, counselors from Racine and Cudahy, plus one Menomonee Falls principal went on the trip of a lifetime. They traveled into the field of Marine Corps boot camp. The mission was to experience first hand what it takes to earn the title ofU.S. Marine.
“The process essentially hasn’t changed in over 200 years, but there’s a lot of fallacies and misconceptions out there on how Marines are made, and what we do here on the dept. We need to educate the educators. They need to see what we’re really like. We’re not the stereotypical Marines that you might see in the movies,” Marine Sgt. Major Peter Siaw said.
Marines may be the country’s first line of defense, but teachers are on the front lines, helping the nation’s youth decide their future. “I’ve talked to every single student about what they’re looking for, and military is always an option,” Horlick High School counselor Kate Kulinski said. “It’s kind of hard to talk to them when you really don’t know exactly what it is they’re going to be doing,” Cudahy High School counselor Amy Oost said.
- Upstate youth, future Marines, preview ‘Boot Camp’ (dvidshub.net)
- Wisconsin educators travel to CA for Marine Corps boot camp (fox6now.com)
I guess Meghan McCain missed the memo: Sandra Fluke is a leftist plant?
— Meghan McCain (@McCainBlogette) April 29, 2012
Come to think of it, maybe she’s fully aware. I think Meghan is a plant, too. The green leafy kind.
Saw this not long ago after an exchange between author David Limbaugh and some anonymous leftist;
Lib: “U are racist bc you wrote a book critical of Obama.” Me: I’d vote for Thomas Sowell or Alan West etc 4 pres.” Lib: “They’re not black”
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) April 28, 2012
Isn’t it funny that after years of arbitrarily sorting people by the color of their skin suddenly now they reject some of those same folk despite their skin color? If you don’t believe certain things are true, whether they are true or not, you’re kicked out of the “tribe”. Isn’t that what it really is? Tribal bullcrap? In the melting pot that is America?
Those same leftists can call out perceived “racism” simply based on the same ideological differences. Disagree with Obama, you are a racist. You don’t get to decide by the color of his skin or your own.
Lets take the subjects to the leftist’s obvious (to me) racism:
Allen West, a Republican retired Army Colonel, is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, a group of dark-toned (generally, and of African heritage) members of the US House of Representatives. They seem content that Allen West is “black enough” that he’s included. Are they “racist” also?
Thomas Sowell is an 81-year-old economist, former professor at UCLA, the Urban Institute, Brandeis University, and Cornell University. You want to talk about racism? He’s seen it. He grew up under the separatist policies of the 1930s through the 1960s. Colored bathrooms and drinking fountains. He’s seen more racism than most of the people calling him “Uncle Tom” have ever had nightmares of.
He knows racism when he sees it. He sees it on the left side of the aisle. The Democrat side. Sowell writes;
Black civil rights attorneys and activists who denounce whites for objecting to the bussing of kids from the ghetto into their neighborhood schools have not hesitated to send their own children to private schools, instead of subjecting them to this kind of “diversity” in the public schools.
As for whites, author Harry Stein says that many white liberals “give blacks a pass on behaviors and attitudes they would regard as unacceptable and even abhorrent in their own kind.” This, of course, is no favor to those particular blacks — especially those among young ghetto blacks whose counterproductive behavior puts them on a path that leads nowhere but to welfare, at best, and behind bars or death in gangland street warfare at worst.
Are we not all Americans here? Can we stop polluting discourse by constantly injecting skin color into everything?
The reason for the leftist’s attack against David Limbaugh is the book he recently wrote titled “Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama.” -
As Americans, liberty is an inalienable right that is granted to us by God, protected by the Constitution, and upheld by our government. Yet, Barack Obama doesn’t seem to share that view. To him, liberty is a threat to the government’s power and something to be squashed by any means possible, as bestselling author David Limbaugh shows to devastating effect in his new book, Crimes Against Liberty. In Crimes Against Liberty, Limbaugh issues a damning indictment of President Barack Obama for encroaching upon and stripping us of our individual and sovereign rights. Laying out his case like he would a criminal complaint, Limbaugh presents the evidence—count-by-count—against Obama. From exploiting the financial crisis for political gain, to restricting our personal freedoms through invasive healthcare and “green” policies, to endangering America with his feckless diplomacy and reckless dismantlement of our national security systems, Limbaugh proves—beyond a reasonable doubt—that Obama is guilty of crimes against liberty.
The book has nothing to do with the color of anyone’s skin, it simply lays out the case that B. Hussein Obama is the wrong man to be President of the US, that’s it. That’s all.
- Video: Thomas Sowell on Obama’s radical mentor Derrick Bell (theblaze.com)
- Who Is ‘Racist’? – Thomas Sowell – Townhall Conservative Columnists (gds44.wordpress.com)
- Obama Doubling Down on His Leftist Radicalism – David Limbaugh – Townhall Conservative Columnists – Page 1 (genomega1.wordpress.com)
- A Black Man’s Trojan Horse (stargazer12.wordpress.com)
- They Call These Accomplishments? – David Limbaugh – Townhall Conservative Columnists (gds44.wordpress.com)