Skip to comments.Caption George H.W. Bush (Everyone, please don't post Getty images)
Posted on 05/14/2004 10:47:42 AM PDT by ejdrapes
A pictureless caption thread --- I love a challenge!
Polar Bear in a snowstorm?
Nope. A future picture of the canvas a polar bear in a snow storm will some day be painted on.
Come on, don't leave out the detail:
Polar Bear attacking an Igloo during a Snowstorm.
Polar Bear attacking an Igloo during a Snowstorm while drinking Coca Cola.
Appears to be an archival copyrighted image.
Leave it alone.
White on white.....
I don't see a Coca Cola, maybe a glass of milk in a clear glass...
Bush should point out that Kerry cares more about Iraqi criminals than he does about authorizing body armor for US military personnel.
He borrowed the coat from Kid Rock.
It isn't pictureless. It is Gary Trudeau's drawing of Poppy.
Maybe I was distracted by that colorful thunderstorm at sunset in the background.
What's with the 'stache, earrings, and the parrot, though?
Polar Bear attacking an Igloo during a Snowstorm while drinking Coca Cola, and roasting the eskimo?
Maybe Ted Rall's most patriotic cartoon?
Are you sure you're logged in?
Hmmmm........I DO see a strange bird in a big black hat............
I'm tempted to write a turn page paper about this.
I just see Toby Keith putting his boot in the Dixie Chicks' a$$e$ with caption "It's the American Way".
John Kerry proclaiming that he will be Americas second black president?
"Im fixing to take this coat off and show you hecklers some kung fu"
Its an existential thang. Kind of like the question "If a tree falls on a mime and there's no one else in the forest, does he make a sound?"
HERE I COME TO SAVE THE DAY!
THAT MEANS THAT MIGHTY MOUSE IS ON THE WAY!................
White off rice?
Would that make this FR's first mime caption thread?
We'll get grief for posting a copywrited picture, better ask the mods to pull it. We have a link now.
Albino in a snowstorm?
John Kerry's campaign manager's statagery
Ted Kennedy's morals
It seems a bit disrespectful to be wearing the flag like that, especially on the inside of a garment. Just the opinion of a newly naturalized citizen, though.
I seem to remember that we are not supposed to link pix from Getty Images.
Sorry, Did not know.
Did you mean Kid Rock? instead of BONO?.......Super bowl 04?
We like to say we keep it close to our heart. The Union Jack is loved here too........
This is that excerpting business, isn't it?
I'm not entirely sure, I can't access the email I got about it from here.
Let's say I'm 80% sure. ;-)
That doesn't seem to restrict our use, unless Getty makes one set of rules for FR and another set for the general public.
NAAAH....the inside of a liberal's brain is more like it...
How about this instead:
SOMETHING THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE NEWS
Maybe you'd like to hear about something other than idiot Reservists and naked Iraqis. Maybe you'd like to hear about a real American, somebody who honored the
uniform he wears. Meet Brian Chontosh. Churchville-Chili Central School class of 1991. Proud graduate of the
Rochester Institute of Technology. Husband and about-to-be father. First lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.
And a genuine hero.
The secretary of the Navy said so yesterday. At 29 Palms in California Brian Chontosh was presented with the Navy Cross,the second highest award for combat bravery the United States can bestow. That's a big deal. But you won't see it on the network news tonight, and all you read in Brian's hometown newspaper was two paragraphs of nothing. Instead, it was more blather about some mental defective MPs who acted like animals. The odd fact about the American media in this war is that it's not covering
the American military. The most plugged-in nation in the world is receiving virtually no true information about what its warriors are doing. Oh, sure, there's a body count. We know how many Americans have fallen. And we see those same casket pictures day in and day out. And we're almost on a
first-name basis with the pukes who abused the Iraqi prisoners. And we know all about improvised explosive devices and how we lost Fallujah and what Arab public-opinion polls say about us and how the world hates us.
We get a non-stop feed of gloom and doom. But we don't hear about the heroes. The incredibly brave GIs who honorably do their duty. The ones our grandparents would have carried on their shoulders down Fifth Avenue. The ones we completely ignore. Like Brian Chontosh.
It was a year ago on the march into Baghdad. Brian Chontosh was a platoon leader rolling up Highway 1 in a humvee.
When all hell broke loose. Ambush city. The young Marines were being cut to ribbons. Mortars, machine guns, rocket
propelled grenades. And the kid out of Churchville was in charge. It was do or die and it was up to him. So he moved to the side of his column, looking for a way to lead his men to safety. As he tried to poke a hole through the Iraqi line his humvee came under direct enemy machine gun fire.
It was fish in a barrel and the Marines were the fish.
And Brian Chontosh gave the order to attack. He told his driver to floor the humvee directly at the machine gun emplacement that was firing at them. And he had the guy on top with the .50 cal unload on them. Within moments there were Iraqis slumped across the machine gun and Chontosh
was still advancing, ordering his driver now to take the humvee directly into the Iraqi trench that was attacking his Marines. Over into the battlement the humvee went and out the door Brian Chontosh bailed, carrying an M16 and a Beretta and 228 years of Marine Corps pride. And he ran down the trench. With its mortars and riflemen, machineguns and grenadiers. And he killed them all. He fought with the M16 until it was out of ammo. Then he fought with the
Beretta until it was out of ammo. Then he picked up a dead man's AK47 and fought with that until it was out of ammo. Then he picked up another dead man's AK47 and fought with that until it was out of ammo. At one point he even fired a discarded Iraqi RPG into an enemy cluster, sending attackers flying with its grenade explosion. When he was done Brian Chontosh had cleared 200 yards of entrenched Iraqis from his platoon's flank. He had killed more than 20 and wounded at least as many more. But that's probably not how he would tell it. He would probably merely say that his Marines were in trouble, and he got them out of trouble. Hoo-ah, and drive on. "By his outstanding display of decisive leadership, unlimited courage in the face of heavy enemy fire, and utmost devotion to duty, 1st Lt. Chontosh
reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service." That's what the citation says. And that's what nobody will hear. That's what doesn't seem to be making the evening news. Accounts of American valor are dismissed by the press as propaganda, yet accounts of American difficulties are heralded as objectivity. It makes you wonder if the role of the media is to inform, or to depress ? to report or to deride. To tell the truth, or to feed us lies.
But I guess it doesn't matter. We're going to turn out all right.
As long as men like Brian Chontash wear the American uniform.
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