Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Torture Approved?

The Associated Press continues to spin for the Democrat Party and John Kerry.

This story is almost as poorly reported as the Saddam and al Qaeda link.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

More Saddam and al Qaeda

You have to check this out.

Clearly the media are being selective in their memory of links and collaboration between bin Laden and Saddam.

Now, read this.

Al Gore is clearly the Energizer Bunny of Idiocy. . . .

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Remember This?


Monday, June 07, 2004

God and America by Reagan

Thanks to Matt Drudge for playing this speech last night on his radio program.

You can also hear it here.

Be prepared, this will bring tears to your eyes.

Week of Respect

An excellent summary of this week's activities of rememberance by the military command responsible for the State Funeral.

May it also be a celebration.

Picture Worth a Thousand Words



And Wow.

Sunday, June 06, 2004

D-Day Remembered by Ronald Reagan

A speech that many still believe is the best D-Day speech given.

Behind me is a memorial that symbolizes the Ranger daggers that were thrust into the top of these cliffs. And before me are the men who put them there.

These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war.

Gentlemen, I look at you and I think of the words of Stephen Spender's poem. You are men who in your "lives fought for life . . . and left the vivid air signed with your honor."

. . .

You all knew that some things are worth dying for. One's country is worth dying for, and democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. All of you loved liberty. All of you were willing to fight tyranny, and you knew the people of your countries were behind you.

The Americans who fought here that morning knew word of the invasion was spreading through the darkness back home. They thought--or felt in their hearts, though they couldn't know in fact, that in Georgia they were filling the churches at 4 a.m., in Kansas they were kneeling on their porches and praying, and in Philadelphia they were ringing the Liberty Bell.

Something else helped the men of D-Day: their rock-hard belief that Providence would have a great hand in the events that would unfold here; that God was an ally in this great cause. And so, the night before the invasion, when Col. Wolverton asked his parachute troops to kneel with him in prayer, he told them: Do not bow your heads, but look up so you can see God and ask his blessing in what we're about to do. Also that night, Gen. Matthew Ridgway on his cot, listening in the darkness for the promise God made to Joshua: "I will not fail thee nor forsake thee."

These are the things that impelled them; these are the things that shaped the unity of the Allies.

. . .

Strengthened by their courage, heartened by their valor, and borne by their memory, let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died.

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Thank You Mr. President

For being a great President, Leader and Man.

The best and most thoughtful coverage is, of course, at National Review Online.

I'm starving for Fox News Channel here in the Sierra right now (yes, there are ways to solve that problem), but I have read that the coverage there has been excellent and in the fashion of an Irish Wake.

Fitting all.


This is wonderful.


Last Monday was Memorial Day. A very special day.

We are now also in a season of rememberance for those who gave their lives for our country 60 years ago, e.g. tomorrow is the 60th Anniversary of D-Day.

Donald Sensing has a great piece highlighting the Battle of Midway, and lamenting the fact that so few school children today are learning history in its purest, and most interesting, form.

I remember growing up and reading as much as I could about WWII and the Civil War. Lessons I will never forget.

Why are our children not being taught our history? Although relatively short, our nation's history is incredibly rich.

It is shameful we are not passing it on to our children.