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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Dissing the jarheads...

THIS SHIT SUCKS!!!


From the New York Post

When it comes to American icons, it's hard to beat the Empire State Building and the United States Marine Corps.

So why are the folks who run the famous building treating the storied corps so shabbily?

That is, why are they delivering a world-class snub on the occasion of the 233rd anniversary of the corps' founding, at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia?

Marine tradition holds Nov. 10 in high esteem. The date will be noted all around the world Monday - most especially, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It'll even be celebrated in New York, with the city's first-ever Expeditionary Birthday Ball. Scheduled to be on hand are 200 Marines from the decorated 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, now visiting New York aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

But when the Corps asked to have the Empire State Building's iconic tower lit in scarlet and gold to celebrate the occasion, they got a big, fat "No!"

In favor of . . . well, nothing.

The building's color scheme, of course, changes on nearly a nightly basis. So far this year, it's been lit up to celebrate the Cat Fancier's Association's annual Cat Championship; Mariah Carey's latest album, and the 58th anniversary of the European Union - just to name a few, er, momentous occasions.

But on Monday, it'll be bathed in plain ol' white.

Building officials say an anniversary as obscure as a 233rd doesn't meet their "standard" for lighting events.

Nothing against cats, or Mariah Carey, but this doesn't seem quite right.

The fact is, many of the men of the 22nd MEU are in New York for the first time in their lives. The War on Terror being what it is, it's likely that some of them won't be back.

Ever. If you catch our drift.

It's not too late for the folks at the Empire State Building to do right by the Marine Corps on its birthday.

Marines do right by America, reflexively, every day of the year.

Here's the website for these knuckleheads. http://www.esbnyc.com/tourism/tourism_facts_epa.cfm?CFID=30421353&CFTOKEN=70988520

I've already sent in my email.

2 comments:

Jungle Mom said...

That is sad!
Thank you for your service on behalf of us all and know that many appreciate it!

Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

F*** those ***holes! Our servicemen gave them their freedom. F***ing ingrates.

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