Saturday, May 12, 2007

Around the Bend in Idaho

Time to take up knitting or gardening or crosswords...maybe even (gasp) exercise! Anyone with the fortitude to read this back-and-forth would realize it's come to the point where I can't even take my own advice!

Founding daughter

Story published at on Thursday, May 03, 2007
Last modified on Thursday, May 3, 2007 12:20 AM MDT

A tiring litany of behavior from the left

I'm tired of spineless politicians, both Democrat and Republican, who lack the courage, fortitude and character to see our security interests through.

I'm tired of the hypocrisy of politicians who want to rewrite history when the going gets tough.

I'm tired of the disingenuous clamor from those who claim they "support the troops" by wanting them to "cut and run" before victory is achieved.

I'm tired of a mainstream media that can only focus on car bombs and casualty reports because they are too afraid to leave the safety of their hotels to report on the courage and success our brave men and women are having on the battlefield.

I'm tired that so many Americans think you can rebuild a dictatorship into a democracy over night.

I'm tired that so many ignore the bravery of the Iraqi people to go to the voting booth and freely elect a constitution and soon a permanent parliament.

I'm tired of the so-called "elite left" that prolongs this war by giving aid and comfort to our enemy, just as they did during the Vietnam War.

I'm tired of anti-war protesters showing up at the funerals of our fallen soldiers. A family whose loved ones gave their life in a just and noble cause, only to be cruelly tormented on the funeral day by cowardly protesters is beyond shameful.

I'm tired that my generation, the Baby Boomers-Vietnam generation, who have such a weak backbone that they can't stomach seeing the difficult tasks through to victory.

Twin Falls


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Tom Young (id:bluedarter) wrote on May 3, 2007 8:13 AM:

" Tony - well written. The problem revolves around the "me" generation who want freedom to pursue their daily lives, without the sacrifices necessary to maintain their lifestyles. Pretending that Radical Islam doesn't exist in Iraq, or wasn't there until we "provoked" them is patantly ridiculous. Our grandparents sacrificed so we wouldn't have to fall victim to the Nazis. They didn't have anywhere near the lifestyle enjoyed by most Americans today. I think the Greatest Generation would be appauled by all the people sitting in front of their 42" big screeens, sipping $4 cappucinos, eating French cheeses, saying, "America is the problem, we are just Imperialists going after the poor people's oil. We should get out of there." Tony, it is an equal amount of greediness, slovenliness, arrogance, and cowardice that drives the socialist Frenchified left, and the weak kneed Republicans. Like my grandparents, and their grandparents, I don't want my children living under tyranny of any kind. "

Sharon Metcalf (id:sleight47) wrote on May 3, 2007 10:05 PM:

" Ah, but not as tired as I am of people like yourself who refuse to spend time learning what exactly has gone on and is now going on in this fiasco. Are you tired of the studies that show terrorism has increased since GWB's ill-fated invasion and occupation? Are you tired of his rewriting of history already including naming heads of agencies that regulate from the very agencies they are supposed to regulate? I respect the troops enough not to see them die for the enrichment of Bushco and their friends. If you're so pround of the Iraqis who voted in order to receive their food rations (if you had bothered to even delve into it a little), how proud you must be of those who have lost their lives and homes because of this disastrous situation. If you're tired of MSM showing bombings (you probably think there's one bombing a day just as the president's lovely but ignorant wife does), try McClatchy Newspapers, try Dahr Jamail, try Seymour Hersh. I'm tired of people who spout off yet refuse to gain the knowledge they need to make a clear judgment of this occupation. As for the time it takes to change a dictatorship into a democracy, buckle up, Bud, because we're close to being just that -- a dictatorship. "

Tom Young (id:bluedarter) wrote on May 4, 2007 12:09 PM:

" Seymour Hersch is a proven left-wing hack who accused American soldiers of raping young boys in Iraq. Dahr Jamail writes articles for much of the Anti-American press, including Islam Online. McClatchy Newspapers simply re-print AP and Reuters stories like every other news conglomerate, including their worst rag, The Idaho Statesman. Calling people "uneducated" when your sources are highly dubious is ludicrous. This is exactly why far-left liberals can't seem to make any traction. If Seymour Hersch is your beacon light of "clear judgement" and Rosie can have some excellent conversations together in the looney bin your are both headed to. Finally, how can we be headed for a dictatorship when both houses of congress are controlled by a different party than the presidency? That statement alone reveals a true lack of education. "

Sharon Metcalf (id:sleight47) wrote on May 4, 2007 7:01 PM:

" Oh come off it, Tom. Seymour Hersh is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist who has broken some of the biggest stories ever reported. Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist who aligns with no news organization in order to report what he sees without interference. As for McClatchy, they are one of the (very) few organizations that still actually investigate -- in case you don't recognize the term, it's called look into the matter and don't accept the talking points handed out by the RNC and this White House. And let's call a spade a spade. Your posts put me in mind of the typical blowhard redneck who refuses to accept that the US is not the shining gem of liberty you continue to hype. In fact, if you really want your children and grandchildren to avoid living under a tyrant, start counting the basic rights formerly enjoyed by US citizens that are now gone. "