I don't see why any of you are against this. Don't all of you believe in the morality of altruism... which declares that you have no right to exist for your own sake, that your moral obligation and primary source of virtue is found in sacrificing for the sake of others?
Or wait, are you one of these evil "selfish" people who believe that you 'do' have a right to live for your own sake, and that you have a right to pursue your own happiness, neither sacrificing yourself to others, nor others to yourself?
What is it, Conservatives?
And let's not forget the piece of trash he was married to! That says a lot about the man right there. They HATE our military but in reality, aren't fit to shine their boots!
To all of our military veterans, active duty members, friends and family, thank you for defending the freedoms of our country.
Ted Turner is a worthless POS and will be dealt with by God for speaking the evil that slewed from his mouth and deserves ZERO of our time.
Tell us Ted, what is an "abhorition?" When you make up words, please share the definitions so that we may all be enlightened. Better yet, just keep your nonsense to yourself.
I don't want a damn apology, I lost 2 of my brother from over there due to these circumstances. I want to f%^& you up, nothing else.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce you to the typical American left. I really wish they would go somewhere and start their own country and leave ours alone. I am quite sure we would do fine without them.
CA has contacted WI to learn how to check their public unions. I think CA is starting to see the light. I say let's send them to Mexico and permanently eliminate the physical connection between our countries. Even more benefit making it tougher for illegals to reach our borders.
Send them all here. I live in CA (Mrs WFM says we are being held hostage here) and it wouldn't bother me a bit to see Californians pay for their crimes through their taxes for more freeloaders. The entire state is financed and controlled by unions and state worked paid to do nothing. Let them donate.
This is a total disgrace. Ted Turner and his x-wife Hanoi Jane Fonda belong in jail for treason for their opinions of the wars and the military. Piers Morgan should mind his own business as well, he is a brit, not an American and if he was he would belong in jail with Turner and Fonda. This sickens me, Mark Levin is correct.
Ted Turner is a godless puke. Like most liberals in this world who believe, without ever considering it, that they have their comfort or their success because, somehow, they deserve it.
Ted Turner, like just another spitting hippie in Toilet City-Oakland CA, 1969, is the cause of most military suicides. They prance around at home, far from the terror, regaling others like them with tales of love and the right of men to exist peacefully. They have a drink and a smoke and trot off to the waterbed with some numb whore and say, "Now THIS is the American Dream."
There is a contrast between standing on level concrete at the Port of Oakland and kneeling in a dusty hole in the ground 7,000 miles from your birthplace where friends bled, screamed with pain and died so stark as to defy description.
There is a contrast between standing in the sunlight on your front lawn and remembering a thin, purple glow in the east over the edge of a mud wall after a night of horror and death.
There is a contrast of running your hand over your head to see how much hair still grows there compared to running your hand over your chest searching in the blackness for the hole where the hot piece of steel penetrated.
There have been years, no, there have been decades for me when I rejected God. How could He have done this to me and let the millions in my country slide by with no notion of what it took to preserve even the simplest freedoms? But by far the hardest questions I ever asked were, "Why me? Why did you save me? Why did you take them and force me to live with their memory?"
Has Ted Turner or the millions of happy Americans ever asked that? Ted Turner and the millions would probably think a man insane who had ever asked such a question.
It has now been 44 years since I demanded of God, "Why me? Why didn't you let me die with them, stay with them, forever young, forever in honor, forever with a lust for staying alive in my heart?" And it has been fewer months than I have fingers on my hands that I received my answer.
Today it is Ted Turner and the spitting hippies who must pray that there is no God.
Words certainly fail me now as I read all of yours, Virginiagentleman and ourMarine's incredible comments here now. While God has His reasons, I am so very grateful He has allowed you guys to be a part of our lives here. You all, and ourGBW have such a special place in my heart and as much as these kinds of hate filled black hearted little people want to try and spit on our soldiers, they can never take you out of our hearts. God Bless my dear friends.
To you and Mike and VirginiaGentleman and all the other heroes of our nation - Thank you!
It just doesn't feel like there are big enough words to accurately describe my gratitude. You bless thousands of us each day, with each post and for that, you are irreplaceable. Please know that you are loved, honored, and respected by the vast majority of your nation. Don't let the Ted Turner types tell you any differently. Just because they have a microphone & a cameraman doesn't mean they represent anyone other than themselves.
I can't tell you how many millions of words I've written since 1963 when the urge to express first hit me.
It really wasn't until I'd spent a year or so around people like you, Sober, and ABC, Mike, GB, VG, 911, Nuke, Sense, Toon, Phil, Brian, sDee, RShill7 and a hundred more, even and maybe especially the trolls, that I could ever have written this.
I couldn't have seen this or even admitted it to myself without the kind of support kindness, feedback, camaraderie and fortitude I've experienced with the people since first logging onto The Right Scoop. I had determined long ago that I was going to help conservatives find their voice, to fight back stand up, demand the truth even if our weapon was only digital. Instead, found my own.
Now I'm inspired too, my friend.
Okay so I won't close by telling a fellow soldier to keep his head down. You seem to have learned how to take care of that end without much help.
WFM. The comments you have put here today are an inspiration.
My Father used to tell me that your life is an empty canvas.
You select the colors. Drab or bright.Weak or strong,Good or bad.
You select the color of your acts cold or warm.Fearful or daring.Small or big.
When you visualize God,visualize the man you want to be.
Your descriptions here helped me to find my voice.
Your encouragement has given me courage.
Your friendship has given me strength.
Your words have given me wisdom.
Totally Awesome Dude!
Funny how that works sometimes, isn't it? God is sure that anytime you bless another, you are sure to experience a blessing from Him as well. He's generous to those who are faithful to Him.
Just know that we, survivors have been given the most difficult task and our success or failure reflects on our friends and heros who are watching from above. It isn't easy but who is better suited and prepared for the job than those of us who've seen the elephant?
Mike It's really easy to share pictures and videos with the scoopers. I use a free service called screencast.com and it's really easy.
If you get pic's and videos and need help uploading them, I'll do it. I hope you know how much it would mean to the people here who feel like you are their son or their brother to see you and your brothers celebrate a day of joy and honor.
My office computer has a dedicted T1 but heavily firewalled. I will take you up on that and send them to you or Wolfie for posting. After reading your post I finally realize how big a deal it would be to have a series of photos of the event. I will shoot pictures as if I've never been so all can enjoy to pomp and circumstance.
Thank you, Brother
Mike A few days ago you reminded me of your invitation to join you and others in Washington DC on the occasion of the Birthday of the US Marines.
I cannot tell you what an honor that is. I couldn't answer at that time because, as a draftee, I cannot imagine being honored this way. I can only try to appreciate what you and the Corps have done for this country, over and over, in the last 237 years and wish that I could have October 18, 1967 over again when they asked a roomful of draftees, in Oakland CA, if anyone wanted to opt for the Marine Corps. Had I known then...
I guess I can answer this way, If Romney wins I will be unable to attend, except in spirit. Hope you'll get some pic's and vids*. If Obama wins I'll be there November 10, 2012. And I'll be arriving heavy.
No, my warrior brother, words do not fail you.
You have given a very real and moving description of what goes through the mind and soul of a survivor, who while engaged in fierce combat watched his brothers die horrible deaths. That vision never leaves, nor the sounds accompaning that vision of hell on earth.
I have simular thoughts and questions awaiting God's answer, AirCav. And we both know that the 'why me' is never going to leave us.
I don't know what your answer from God was, unless you feel comfortable sharing it, but I will share with you the answer He gave me.
Our work is not done here. As you have done with your comment, we must always raise the alarm, educate our brethern who have never seen combat and its attendent horror, to keep alive the memory of our honored dead and why they died, to wage war against the Ted Turners and the filth like him.
God saved us my dear friend so that we can make sure that our brothers in arms and their ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. That is the answer He gave me. VG
God's answer to me was, "You must get active, get vocal and do for those you've lost that which they can no longer do. They went for you, you FIGHT for them."
I have, and I agree Mike. And it is true, we DO have legions of the ghosts of our American Warriors at our sides. One day my friend, we shall join that legion when our work here is done and we will continue to fight beside our brothers. We can do no less. It is what we are, American Warriors, and what we shall always be, in this life, and the next.
Have you ever heard the song by Chris Ledoux called This Cowboy's Hat? Listen to it. It is how I imagine our duty. We don't fight/argue/ debate alone. We have legions of ghosts of American Warriors by our sides at all times. It is why we are never afraid / never outnumbered.
Indeed my friend, we MUST do for our fallen and honored brothers that which they can no longer do. And Mike, WE WILL ALWAYS FIGHT FOR THEM!
God gave you an answer TRUE!
Semper Fi my warrior brother. WE WILL NEVER FORGET THEIR SACRIFICE! NEVER!
Warm thoughts and hugs to you, Words. I, and your many friends here, thank God that you are with us. God has always been with you - I hope that is part of the answer you received. All the very best to you, my friend.
Ted Turner was always insane. After all, he DID marry Jane Fonda, and anybody crazy enough to do that really is insane. Now he's just old AND insane. I don't know why anybody bothers listening to him anymore.
Wow... Ted and his wretched wife need to be deported. That sort of ignorance should be illegal. He's a cancerous polyp in the bowels of America.
I sat and talked to Ted Turner for about 30 minutes years ago. He was waiting on his personal airplane and I was waiting for my passengers. He started the conversation and we talked about various things, mostly the Atlanta Braves which he owned at the time. He was a very personable guy but I came away from the conversation thinking that there was something very peculiar about the man. For one thing, he ended each comment with a peculiar humming noise. Very odd. My copilot thought maybe Turner was just eccentric. Considering some of the statements he's made and some of his actions in the ensuing years I now think the man is at least a half bubble off plumb. This statement about our troops and their psychological issues is just stupid and if he really meant what he said then his is a POS.
Turner is a despicable piece of garbage! That he even has the right to speak is only because our troops protect our freedoms that he abuses! Another leftist loon that hypocritically got to where he is by being a greedy corporate raider that he claims to be against. He's the real barbarian!
On Novbember 7th. Our message to Ted Turner, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, the NYT, and the rest of these pieces of sh$t will be loud and clear. Their rocket ship to irrelivancy is in its final countdown. They know it!
Our brave sons and daughters and their families will know on Wednesday Morning the 7th that this horriffic leftist nightmare is over
And when we win Romney and all of the other victors in the senate and house must remember these bastards...all of them...remember how every mistep, lie, was covered up or ignored by these scum while every Romney move was treated as misteps or lies...
We must remember it is these lefty hacks who after 8 years of Bushbashing and History rewrites that gave us the WORST PRESIDENT OF OUR LIVES and vow to never ever let it happen again!
It is THEY who are on the wrong side of history and history will remember all of them as it should.
As an anti american footnote that was exposed and disposed of just in time to save our great country for our children and grandchildren.
This will be OUR legacy.