Jenna, your speech was vastly different than Chris Hayes' speech on MSNBC.
Dare I say, you didn't seem to be "uncomfortable" heaping praise on your friends and family who served honorably in the military.
Very good. I think she's fantastic.
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed how "down to earth" and mature conservatives are on Fox compared to the wacky liberals on MSNBC. Seriously. It's one thing to have a different view, but MSNBC is home to some of the most wacked out immature a-holes. I am so glad conservatives on Fox have so much more class than you find with libs on other networks.
Most importantly, they honor and respect the members of our military. Liberals dishonor them.
So very moving Jenna. Touched my heart.
Brought tears to my eyes.
So many have given the ultimate gift for our freedom.
I am grateful. My 2 nephews are serving now.
We must never take our brave military and our freedom for
granted. Thank you to all of you in the military for
Wonderful story Jenna, we can tell how proud you are and appreciative of the service of veterans. I am reminded of a quote that honors those that gave all in service to Liberty and Freedom;
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." - General George S. Patton, Jr
Beautiful. Someone should strap that moron from MSNBC to a chair and make him watch this. The contrast is compelling.
Memorial Day 2012
As with some other American holidays, the significance of Memorial Day has been largely forgotten and seriously diminished.
Today, the Fourth of July is rarely recognized as our celebration of independence from England after a long, bloody revolution. It has become a day to socialize with friends, neighbors, and relatives, scarf down burgers, hotdogs, and potato salad, attend a parade with lots of firetrucks, and watch illegal fireworks.
Christmas, a national holiday in observance of the birth of Jesus Christ, has devolved into a national shopping frenzy culminating in extravagant gift-giving, another eating orgy, and then figuring out how to pay the credit card bills.
Aside from Martin Luther King Day and Thanksgiving, little notice is given by too many people as to why we are able to sleep in and not go to work on holidays.
Memorial Day, formerly Decoration Day, is now the kickoff to forthcoming summer pleasures rather than a somber recognition of the tens of thousands of men and women who have died in service to our country over the past 223 years.
There’s certainly nothing wrong in celebrating but being festive while ignoring the fundamental purpose of the festivities is unseemly, if not un-American.
On Memorial Day 2010, President Barack Hussein Obama chose to show his contempt for America’s war dead . . .
(Read more at http://www.genelalor.com/blog1/?p=24612.)
Jenna Lee is a perfect example of the difference between Conservatives and Liberals
Conservatives - "Get It" and understand - They are not mean spirited and speak from their heart - unlike the "dark side ladies" who seem to be mean and condescending
All the Ladies on FOX are respectful and in turn are respected
The following is a repost :
I just want to take a moment and
THANK ALL our Service Women and Men who have served our GREAT NATION
On this MEMORIAL DAY and every Memorial Day
We cannot thank the Veterans and Active Service Members and their families
enough for ALL they have done to preserve our FREEDOMS - every one of which we value greatly
My heart breaks every time I see a wounded soldier or a tearful family member
THANKS again to ALL our HEROES!
Ny dad was in the Korean war. He was hunkered down in a trench and he said the sargent ran over to the trench and yelled down at all the men saying "do any of you men know how to type?" My dad was the only one who lifted his hand up. The sargent quickly shouted to my dad "come with me private!"
Appearently they'd lost their guy who typed all of the orders, papers, memos etc. So my dad worked in the office the rest of the war. He later told me how glad he was my grandmother (his mom) forced him to take typing lessons in school. Of all the men, he was the only one who could type. It may have saved his life.
He died in October 1999 from his second heart attack.
Thank you for sharing Jenna Lee.
God Bless our troops because America could never be America without you! You are the best among us.
A personal story of my own:
My Daddy fought in the Korean War on the front lines. His buddy was shot standing next to him and my Dad, not a scratch. His buddy had a wife and kid and my Dad was still unmarried. He thought why not him? He came face to face w a Korean soldier-only about 12 or 13 years old. My Dad said the boy had his gun aimed at him and he had no choice but to shoot the kid but he cried afterward.
I am closer to my Dad than anyone in my family and I think all the time about how much different (not for the better) my life would be without him.
What is sad is most of this fighting is unnecessary for the United States. We are always sticking our nose in other people's business. Do these countries have no one brave enough to fight for their own freedom? As Patrick Henry aptly said "give me liberty or give me death." But don't expect the US to die for you because you don't have the guts or want freedom enough to fight for it yourself.
Thanks for sharing the story about your father.
I too agree with you about the role our military is asked to play in the world. Like the rest of the people that are on this board, I support our military 100% and believe in a "state-of-the-art" military. But also like you, I believe that our military should only be used in defense of the US as per our Constitution. Anything else (although arguably necessary or not) is without a doubt, unconstitutional. From my perspective, we haven't fought a "constitutional war" since the pacific theater of WWII.
All the best to you!
I agree in sentiment with you, but also realize that because your father fought to defend S. Korea from communism, S.Korea is a beacon of freedom on the Asia Continent. The S. Korean "ROK " Army fought hard and to the very end with the U.S. in Vietnam.
"sticking our nose in other people's business"? what a dark and monsterous world would be if our young men and women did not respond to the alarms of world war one, world war two, and the "coldwar". your comments upset me almost beyond reason. America, the "shining city"on the hill. America, the last shore of freedom. YES, give me LIBERTY, or give me death. tell me what country have we gone to war against, and then did not help rebuild or held out a helping hand?
Thank you for sharing that wodiej. Your dad is a hero but you don't need me to tell you that. I'll be the first to admit my ignorance when it comes to why many wars happen at all, but all I can believe is that sometimes when someone is weak, it's good to have a strong friend who will fight with you. That's the way I have always viewed America, long even before I came here. A strong friend.
Ps- you posted my favorite founder's words there. I wonder though, in many places around this world people have never known a taste or even a glimpse of liberty, and all they have known is death. Maybe it's hard to fight for something you don't know exists.
When you compare this with the video of Chris Hayes over at MSNBC... Is there really any doubt about why Fox News is the dominant Cable News Source?
MSNBC -- Man child who can't violate his own "journalistic integrity" to say service people are heroes.
Fox News -- Mega Hottie who KNOWS who this country's heroes are by experience... (and as a side bonus providing inspiration to one Service Man to have something to come home to)
Beautiful tribute to listen to as I look at my at my father's army patch and discharge papers. Quite a somber day.
I've been quietly watching and listening this morning, and now afternoon. All of these stories that aren't just stories, give a little more insite into what makes our troops so incredible. I've had (so far) my own bit of tears for those lost- from so long ago and still too recent, but I can't imagine it's anything compared to the tears shed by those who have been left without a loved one or best friend.
To me, this day is not just a solomn one which ought to make every American pause to think, but one to celebrate those who are still fighting the good fight, and remembering happier times of those who didn't make it. It is an absolute blessing to be a part of this country, to have had the incredible honor to know so many who have served. To remember those of my grandparent's and parent's generation who, when time brought evil on the world and decided right then to do something about it. To remember not so long ago, another evil on this beautiful country- and so many, young men I know, who decided right then to do something about it. I have no words to say what fills my heart for the men and women who decided that goodness is worth fighting for, even if it's for someone on the other side of the world. I can't describe it, and thank you always seems to be lacking, but it's all I have.
God Bless each and every one of you guys. Thank you.
Very well said, ABiC. And I have to say, it's good to hear your boy speak up as well. Knowing that he is involved in and aware of the important things in this world gives me hope that our future generations are indeed in good hands. Tell him to drop in anytime. :)
Thank you Nukefriend. I asked him if he wanted to say anything on Scoop, and he was like "really?" So I said, yeah. He had to think for a bit, he wasn't sure what to say- but he did, and he liked it. He asked if he could have a Scoop account now lol. I said not yet. He may be back every now and then though for a visit. :-)
LOL- We did just call him American Jr. for now, but yeah- he'll most likely come up with something interesting ha!
Heh, would he be ABiA (American born in America)? No, I'm sure he would go with his own unique name. We welcome him when he's ready to contribute.
That was very touching. I bet it was hard to tell that story in such an upbeat way. I hope you all enjoy today, I'm about to go burn some meat and kill more brain cells.
Damn, don't SEALs get all the best equipment?
Well said, Jenna. I'll leave the left alone today in honor of our fallen heroes, but only if they don't fall into that same line of crap of degrading someone from Fox, just because they told the truth.
Bless you, Jenna, for coming out with this personal and heartening story of love and devotion for our troops.