This is great! It is such a classic:
In the wake of the nation being run by a bunch of Godl-less criminal-loving America-hating crowd, it seems that the saftey of our streets is now in jeopardy. Muggers and rapists will now roam freely. So as a public service, Old Skool has linked to this video developed for Japanese tourists who are coming to America. Enjoy!
Posted by Old Skool on Nov 10, 2006 at 01:33
On November 1st, 1921, John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that a reminder of the honorable service of the Corps be published by every command, to all Marines throughout the globe, on the birthday of the Corps. Since that day, Marines have continued to distinguish themselves on many battlefields and foreign shores, in war and peace. On this 230th birthday of the Corps, therefore, in compliance with the will of the 13th Commandant, Article 38, United State Marine Corps Manual, Edition of 1921, is republished as follows:
(1) On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date, many thousand men have borne the name Marine. In memory of them, it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the Birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.
(2) The record of our Corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of it's existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the nations foes. From the battle of Trenton to the Argonne. Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home. Generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.
(3) In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our Corps Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term Marine has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.
(4) This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the Corps. With it we also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our Corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps.
Meanwhile, Allah has comments on the Pelosi ascension: "‘Fess up, righty bloggers: as bummed as you are about last night’s washout, you’re kind of enjoying the thought of how much easier your job’s about to get. I know. I am too."
Well, it's true.
Libertarians are a generally Republican-leaning constituency, but over the last few years, their discontent has grown plain. It isn't just the war, which some libertarians supported, but the corruption and insider dealing, and particularly the massive expansion of spending. Mr Bush's much-vaunted prescription drug benefit for seniors, they fume, has opened up another gaping hole in America's fiscal situation, while the only issue that really seemed to energise congress was passing special laws to keep a brain-damaged woman on life support.
Oh, yeah. But Glenn left out this important snippet:
In two of the seats where control looks likely to switch, Missouri and Montana, the Libertarian party pulled more votes than the Democratic margin of victory. Considerably more, in Montana. If the Libertarian party hadn't been on the ballot, and the three percent of voters who pulled the "Libertarian" lever had broken only moderately Republican, Mr Burns would now be in office.
Of course the rest of the piece isn't exactly encouraging.
At the very last moment, I blinked. The problem is that for the most part I like George Allen (and no, it's not about "football" as some of the moronic talking heads were suggesting during the election reporting yesterday), while reading Webb's website makes me nauseous. Socialism, socialism, and more socialism. The nanny state will solve all our problems. Blech.
Besides that, I wasn't sure a Democratic House and Senate would necessarily be a good thing. So I voted for Allen and cast my protest ballot for a Democratic challenger to Tom Davis, our local Republican congressman. That worked out well, because Davis happens to be a real buffoon on a lot of issues I care about, and is the sort of Republican who, in my view, exemplifies what's wrong with the Republican Party today.
Of course he won anyway. And it looks very likely that Webb won, too. Apparently, a lot of the folks at the polls with me didn't blink. (Prince William County, where I live, went slightly red in '04, but went slightly in favor of Webb yesterday.)
My thought for the day:
I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no satisfaction
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no
When I'm drivin' in my car
And a man comes on the radio
He's telling me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination
I can't get no, oh no no no
Hey hey hey, that's what I say