1. The American people elect a black president with a total of 142 days experience as a US Senator from the most politically corrupt state (city) in America whose governors have been ousted from office.
2. The U.S. Congress rushes to confirm a black Attorney General, Eric Holder, whose law firm we later find out represents seventeen Gitmo Terrorists. An honest mistake?!
3. The CIA Boss appointee, Leon Panetta, has absolutely no experience, has a daughter Linda, we find out, who is a true radical anti-American activist and a supporter of all the Anti-American regimes in the western hemisphere. (There were socio-economic factors involved!)
4. We got a Tax Cheat for Treasury Secretary who did not properly file his own taxes for 12 years. (He misspoke!)
6. A Tax cheat nominee for Chief Performance Officer who withdrew under charges. Hmmm... another screw-up?
7. A Labor Secretary nominee who withdrew under charges of unethical conduct. Ok, maybe this person was just plain stupid.
8. A Secretary HHS nominee (Daschle) who withdrew under charges of cheating on his taxes. I'm running out of excuses for these idiots!!
9. Multiple appointments of former lobbyists after an absolute campaign promise that no lobbyists would be appointed. Dear God, I am getting a headache!
All this occurred just during the first three weeks. . . but who's counting?
America is being run by the modern-day Three Stooges ; Barry, Nancy and Harry and they are still trying to define stimulus..."it's spending!!!"
The congress passes the $800,000,000,000 (that's $800 billion) pork-loaded spending bill where the government gives you a smidgen of your tax dollars ($13 per week), making you feel so good about yourself [stimulated], that you want to run out to Wal-Mart and buy a new Chinese-made HDTV and go home and watch Telemundo!
Here's the good news though - Mr Obama took Air Force One to Denver to sign the stimulus package, wasting as much as 10,000 gallons of fuel OR 24 JOBS FOR ONE YEAR. Don't you just love hypocrites?
Obama has now been president for 14 months and yet he & wife (first lady) Michelle , the Christian family they claim to be, have not attended church since the inauguration. He must miss Reverend Wright!
In these times 'I'll keep my God, my freedom, my gun and my money.
I want a nationwide memorial service for Darrell "Shifty" Powers.
Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st
Airborne Infantry. If you've seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the
History Channel , you know Shifty. His character appears in all 10
Episodes, and Shifty himself is interviewed in several of them.
I met Shifty in the Philadelphia airport several years ago. I didn't
Know who he was at the time. I just saw an elderly gentleman having
Trouble reading his ticket. I offered to help, assured him that he was
At the right gate, and noticed the "Screaming Eagle," the symbol of
The 101st Airborne, on his hat.
Making conversation, I asked him if he'd been in the 101st Airborne
Or if his son was serving. He said quietly that he had been in the
101st. I Thanked him for his service, then asked him when he served,
And how many jumps he made.
Quietly and humbly, he said "Well, I guess I signed up in 1941 or so,
And was in until sometime in 1945 .. . .. " at which point my heart
At that point, again, very humbly, he said "I made the 5 training
Jumps at Toccoa, and then jumped into Normandy . . . . Do you know
Where Normandy is?" At this point my heart stopped.
I told him "yes, I know exactly where Normandy is, and I know what
D-Day was." At that point he said "I also made a second jump into
Holland , into Arnhem ." I was standing with a genuine war hero . . .
And then I realized that it was June, just after the anniversary of
I asked Shifty if he was on his way back from France , and he said
"Yes. And it's real sad because, these days, so few of the guys are
Left, and those that are, lots of them can't make the trip." My heart
Was in my throat and I didn't know what to say.
I helped Shifty get onto the plane and then realized he was back in
Coach while I was in First Class. I sent the flight attendant back to
Get him and said that I wanted to switch seats. When Shifty came
Forward, I got up out of the seat and told him I wanted him to have
It, that I'd take his in coach.
He said "No, son, you enjoy that seat. Just knowing that there are
Still some who remember what we did and who still care is enough to
Make an old man very happy." His eyes were filling up as he said it..
Shifty died on June 17, 2009 after fighting cancer.
No big event in Staples Center .
No wall to wall back to back 24x7 news coverage.
No weeping fans on television.
And that's not right.
Let's give Shifty his own Memorial Service, online, in our own quiet
Way. Please forward this
Email to everyone you know. Especially to the Veterans.
Rest in peace, Shifty.
Chuck Yeager, MajGen. [ret.]
A pak jsem si jeste vzpomel na nedavno tolik opevovany film (zatim jsem ho nevidel) Kawasakiho ruze, ktery se udajne nebyvale zabyva ceskou narodni psyche a ceskou narodni zkurvenosti - ale opet: hlavnim hrdinou je udavac StB, ktery jeste dostane nejakou cenu od prezidenta ci koho. V soucasne Ceske republice docela pravdepodobny pribeh. Neni opravdu mozne, aby mel cesky film nejakeho opravdoveho kladneho hrdinu, ktery neni ani kurva, ani udavac, ani podrazak, ani vosoust, ani ichtyl? Opravdu neni mozne najit v nedavne historii Ceskoslovenska jedinou pozitivni postavu - nezkorumpovanou kolaboraci s komunisty v Charte 77? Odpoved je - lze: Bratri Masinove a jejich druhove. Pribeh bratri Masinu by mel byt pozitivni film o pozitivnich narodnich hrdinech z Ceskoslovenska.
Takze navrhuji soucasnym mladym ceskym reziserum ci producentum, aby se toho ujali. Ne nejaky dokumentarni film jako dela pan Vadas, ale hrany celovecerni film o pribehu bratri Masinu a jejich uteku z Ceskoslovenska do zapadniho Berlina v roce 1953. Film by mel byt obsazen pokud mozno neznamymi tvaremi, rozhodne by tam nemel byt Oldrich Kaiser, ktery se vyskytoval uz v majoru Zemanovi nebo Jan Triska a nebo Dr.Cvach-Vinklar, kteri uz v minulosti v tomtez Zemanovi ztvarnili prave ty bratry Masiny - ale z komunistickeho hlediska. Jestlipak to dnes tem hereckym prostitutum a prach-kurvam je aspon trosku trapne a stydi se? Urcite ne. Jsou to Cesi.. prece. Jo a urcite by v tom filmu nemel hrat ani Zdenek Sverak. Ne, to prosim ne. Jestli uz se hlasi, poslete ho prosim vas pryc... ("Koljaaa suuucks!!!")
Domnivam se, ze by se film mel drzet co nejblize historicky skutecnosti a nemel by byt nijak zbeletrizovan and zfantazirovan. Za tim ucelem bych jako hlavni autorku scenare navrhoval Barbaru Masin (dcera Josefa Masina), ktera uz publikovala absolutne autoritativni knihy na toto tema jak v cestine tak i v anglictine. Ja sam se hlasim jako dobrovolnik a pomocnik k psani scenare - Marie Polednakova a komunisticti scenariste z Barrandova by meli byt z teto funkce radikalne vypoklonkovani. Jako rezisera bych doporucoval nekoho mladeho, jako Hrebejk nebo takovy nekdo, kdo zacal tocit filmy az po roce 1990, tedy zadni kolaboranti se ctyrmi rezimy jako Otakar Vavra a nebo kolaboranti se dvema rezimy jako Jiri Menzel.
Je mi jasne, ze cesky divak se hrne do kina hlavne na filmy, s jejichz hrdiny se muze nejak ztotoznit, proto jsou ceske filmy tak exkluzivne o malych pokrcenych prislapnutych charakterech, ale je treba mirit vys a pozvednout cackeho ducha ceskeho naroda! (Pokud zasnete, co to kecam, tak ano, zatimco pisu tyhle radky, tak uz jsem vypil temer celou flasku Karlovarske Becherovky, zelena flaska 50cl, doufam ze tu likerku taky nevlastni nejaci Rusi). Divejte se na to, z ktere strany chcete, ja nejsem schopen najit v nedavne ceske historii vetsi narodni hrdiny nez bratri Masinove (nevykladejte mi o britskych letcich a uz vubec ne o tech, co se hloupe vratili po valce do Ceska - tu katastrofu dokonale vysvetlil uz nedavny cesky filmovy paskvil Tnavomodry svet). A celovecerni film o Masinech by nejen plnil kina dvakrat tak dlouho nez normalni filmy, ale komuniste v mediich by pisteli jak cerstve nalihnuta housatka, psalo by se o tom donekonecna v novinach, mluvilo by o tom radio, vysilala televize, kazdy cesky hlupak co ma v prdeli diru by na to mel zasveceny nazor - reklama k nezaplaceni. I ti dva troubove Vaclav Havel a Vaclav Klaus by o tom urcite mluvili. Protoze by se jich urcite nejaky osel zeptal, proc dosud nedali Masinum nejake statni vyznamenani, kdyz je jinak dostava kazdy spolupracovnik StB? Urcite by o tom psal i Blesk a Aha, ktere cte kazda ceska hospodynka a kazdy cesky intelektual!
No v kazdem pripade by celovecerni hrany film o bratrech Masinech byl nejen filmovy trhak a blockbuster, ale byl by to film s uzasnym spolecenskym dopadem, film o kterem by se mluvilo jeste po desetiletich a jedna kopie by sla rovnou do Pamatniku narodniho pisemnictvi. Pokud by se tedy nekdo v Cesku odvazil neco takoveho natocit. To je porad otazkou. Mozna bude lepsi natocit Kamenak 10. Burani ma to pujdou, he he he...
A pokud ano, tak uz dopredu podotykam, ze i pribeh Vladimira Hucina by zaslouzil zfilmovani. Uz jste prestali skytat? Dejte si trochu Becherovky, oci vam vylezaji z dulku...
"Důležité je, že tvůrci filmu jsou ruští dokumentaristé, kteří se dokázali postavit lživé kremelské propagandě. Ve filmu autoři uvádějí i dosud neznámé záběry pořízené poté, co ruská 58. armáda rozstřílela i s dětmi školu v Beslanu u Vladikavkazu," říká senátor Jaromír Štětina.