Tweet Chris Hayes got himself a great spanking because of his inability to acknowledge military heroism: CHRIS HAYES: Thinking today and observing Memorial Day, that’ll be happening tomorrow. Just talked with Lt. Col. Steve Burke [sic, actually Beck], who was a casualty officer with the Marines and had to tell people [inaudible]. Um, I, I, [...]
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Tweet On this day, as I do every day, I spare a long moment to give my deep and abiding gratitude to those who have served this nation and died in that service. Thank you.
Tweet I got an email Virtual Boots on the Ground, which I’m reprinting below. I can’t decide if this is a gimmick or a wonderful idea. On the principle that there’s no harm if it’s a gimmick and a lot of good if it’s a wonderful idea, I signed up. Dear Fellow American, Memorial Day [...]
Tweet [I'll keep this at the top through Memorial Day. Scroll down for lots of new posts.] Several years ago, as part of a 9/11 commemoration, I wrote the following words as part of a post I did about Lt. Brian Ahearn, one of the New York fire fighters who perished on that day: My [...]
Tweet Yeah, I know it’s not quite Memorial Day yet, but sometimes things come my way that I can’t wait to pass on. This morning, it’s two posts from Greyhawk, at the Mudville Gazette. The first one is both a memorial to the dead, and a bit of background to the second one, which honors [...]
Tweet For the past two days, I’ve been gathering links that I’ve meant to use in stand-alone posts. That’s clearly not going to happen, though, so let me pass the links onto you, in the hope that you find them as interesting as I did. Here’s something of a public service announcement: if you post [...]
Tweet It’s not Memorial Day yet, but it’s time to start thinking about it, and this beautiful video, by wordsmith at Flopping Aces, is a good place to start. Be prepared with a hankie, though, ’cause you’ll need it. I just want to add one thing now that you’ve spent a few minutes thinking about [...]
Tweet I don’t know how it is that I never got around to watching it before, but last night marked the first time I ever saw that classic 1941 movie Sergeant York. It’s a biopic, starring Gary Cooper as the eponymous Sergeant York, who was the most decorated hero of World War I. Unlike most [...]