While most sites are playing the Commandant’s birthday message, posting some sort of link to a motivational video on YouTube, or writing a missive about the history of the Corps, today I decided to instead share one of my favorite Marine Corps jokes:
On the evening of November 10th, 1775, a guy walks into Tun Tavern, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for his nightly tankard of ale. He notices a couple gents setting up a table, and walks over to them.
“What’re ya doin’ here?” he asked.
“Oh, we’re recruitin for a new outfit called the Marine Corps,” one said. “We just formed it today,” said the other.
“Marine Corps, eh? What’s that?”
“Well, we aim to put Marines on ships as seaborne warriors. In addition to fighting ship-to-ship battles, the Marines will also be tasked with conducting amphibious operations… raids for provisions and such. You want to sign up?” asked the Marines’ first recruiter.
“Well, sounds interesting. What’s in it for me?”
“Sign up today and you get a free tankard of ale,” the recruiter said.
“A free tankard? Okay, sure, I’ll sign up.” So the man signed up, collected his free tankard of ale, and went to sit at a table reserved for new recruits.
He sat there for a while, drinking his ale, and another guy walks over with two tankards of ale and sits down.
“Where’d you get those two tankards of ale?” asks the first recruit.
“I signed up for the Marine Corps,” says the second. “They were giving out two free tankards for anyone who would sign up.”
The first looks at his near-empty tankard and says, “Wasn’t like that in the Old Corps.”
Semper Fidelis, brothers. And happy birthday.
Oh, politicians, environmentalists, and their choo-choo trains.
Over in the New York Times, Jason Plautz of Greenwire tries to compare Obama’s bullet train to Eisenhower’s push for an interstate highway system.
The piece quotes Federal Railroad Administration chief Joe Szabo as saying, “In the 20th century, our vision led to the Interstate Highway System. In the 21st century, our vision will give us a world-class network of high-speed passenger rail corridors.”
The article goes on to hit all the normal buttons: how trains will help us reduce our dependence on oil and cut carbon emissions; how it would put people to work; and how it would boost commerce and improve the economy. It also draws all sorts of parallels between the interstate highway systems beginnings and Obama’s work in trying to get high speed rail started. For example, the article talks about how Eisenhower was “amazed” at the autobahn and then goes on to quote Obama’s speech where he talks about how great high-speed rail and public transportation is in other countries and how we don’t have it here.
Jason, Joe, and Barry, we have some news for you: Railroads are not highways. And Ike didn’t push for an interstate highway system because of jobs or commerce.
About a year ago, we did some research into Brian Deese, the 31-year-old kid who the Obama administration put in charge of re-shaping the US auto industry, in particular Chrysler & GM. At the time we said “Brian Deese was not picked for his competence; he was picked for his political world view. And he was picked for his knowledge on how to use market forces to achieve political goals.” He is a Strategist. He is a Believer in The Cause. He is an Apostle to The Religion, the Religion of One World Governance, where the United Nations is god, and United States plays the role of the devil. And Elena Kagan is simply another Apostle.
The tenets of The Religion are simple:
- Government is always good; individual freedoms and liberties are selfish and sinful
- All success, all prosperity, should be forcibly shared for the greater good
- At all times, and in all situations, the Government knows what’s best… for the greater good
They are the principles behind communism. And they are the opposite of what the United States has always been about. This is why members of The Religion want to bring the United States down, and the whole world with it, so they can rebuild it in their utopian image. Karl Marx’s first phase toward achieving his communist utopia stressed the need for total destruction of the existing system so the second phase — the rise of an elite leading class — can spring forth to exert total control over the common citizen’s personal choices, (including education, religion, and employment) and institute the collectivization of property and wealth.
Elena Kagan, like Brian Deese before her, is another Apostle: someone who is a believer in The Religion; someone who will advance the causes of The Religion through governmental policy; someone who is an unknown blank slate publicly but who’s belief in The Religion are known in private.
Apostles of The Religion are often outside of the mainstream of the United States, so they must keep their true identities secret, especially when they are not yet in a position of power. While they are campaigning for office or during Senate confirmation hearings, they pretend they are who they’re not. They deny their true selves to appear like they fit in, more mainstream. They say what you want to hear, not what they really believe.
We’ve collected the following articles about Ms. Kagan. Read them, and we think you’ll agree with our assessment.
- Kagan’s Abortion Distortion
- Kagan Declines To Say Gov’t Has No Power to Tell Americans What To Eat
- Kagan’s Own Words: It’s Fine If The Law Bans Books Because Government Won’t Really Enforce It
- New GOP argument against Kagan: She could ban books
- No Friend to Gun Owners: Kagan compares the NRA to the KKK
- Kagan Said She Was `Not Sympathetic’ Toward Gun-Rights Claim
- No Friend of Freedom: Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee, Elena Kagan
- Documents Show Kagan’s Liberal Opinion on Social Issues
- Kagan says she doesn’t know what the term “legal progressive” means
- Only 35% of Americans approve of Kagan’s confirmation