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Posted on 10/30/2007 8:28:33 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
No longer will G.I. Joe be a U.S. Special Forces soldier, the "Real American Hero" who, in his glory days, single-handedly won World War II.
Paramount has confirmed that in the movie, the name G.I. Joe will become an acronym for "Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity" — an international, coed task force charged with defeating bad guys. It will no longer stand for government issued, as in issued by the American government.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
I do not.
What's left of Americana that hasn't been sold down the river?
What's left that the left, the media, or hollywood, or whoever hasn't turned and twisted into something that it wasn't originally supposed to mean?
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Not one of the most important issues of our day but a pretty good example of how sad things have gotten in this country. I am surprised that the warmongering, imperialist G.I. Joe exists at all in this nanny state!
Proud member of the “G.I. Joe Club” which probably had a lot to do with starting me on my military career of 25 years!
I guess these people on the left think that if everything about americana is gone, we’ll stop fighting for america.
I know I never will.
Accessories include a white surrender flag and a pink tutu.
Apparently, Hollywood has decided that the world must be made safe from haggis and Presbyterians.
I'll tell you what: the day GI Joe puts on a Blue Helmet is the day he goes AWOL.
Even Captain America ended up getting sniped in the back.
At this point we may need a “new” hero “Anonymous” like “Gladiator” a pissed off American who decides to take matters into his own hands.
This is about american culture. Just as the flag represents more than cloth with three colors on it, and just as Superman represented more than alien life, GI Joe represents more than plastic shaped into a soldier.
You do remember "truth, justice, and all of that other stuff", right?
America has been under attack for many, many decades now.
Now that it's out in front of us, and now that the media's monopoly has been broken, this is the best time to fight back.
^^^^^^^^I am surprised that the warmongering, imperialist G.I. Joe exists at all in this nanny state!^^^^^^^^^^
They would gladly erase him if they could. But why erase something that you could potentially turn into your own tool for propaganda?
^^^^^^^^^^Proud member of the "G.I. Joe Club" which probably had a lot to do with starting me on my military career of 25 years!^^^^^^^^^^^^^
If you don't fight this, you may find yourself talking to the other GI Joe club. Your club is government issued, the new club will be a global initiative club.
Please put some thought into this. I don't know you, and don't want to make it seem like I'm questioning your intelligence, but just........ This is about something much bigger than what's on the surface.
LOL! Ya think!
This is the one we had at our house in the 60's. Why does everything have to be erased or re-invented
Never was. The likeness is to a marine, on guadalcanal, who kicked japanese butt and took names, all night long, on a crest of a hill. The clothes are contemporary.
ummm Cobra was never islamic and Destro is Scottish.
Yeah, there’s an upcoming Captian America film. I’m afraid of it, because I know they’ll end up spinning it somehow.
Ok, maybe you’re right. I’m not up on my military uniforms and all that.
I’m interested in the loss of american identity, than special forces vs marines identity.
I’m pretty sure that most special forces guys and marines would be willing to put this little argument aside to defend a well known american icon.
90 minute toy advertisement that should go straight to DVD. (NOT available in HD)
what! the 80’s mean nothing to you? :(
You’ve already figured out where the Japanese focused their attack, haven’t you? Among the 90 American dead and seriously wounded that night were all the men in Mitchell Paige’s platoon. Every one. As the night of endless attacks wore on, Paige moved up and down his line, pulling his dead and wounded comrades back into their foxholes and firing a few bursts from each of the four Brownings in turn, convincing the Japanese forces down the hill that the positions were still manned.
The citation for Paige’s Medal of Honor picks up the tale: “When the enemy broke through the line directly in front of his position, P/Sgt. Paige, commanding a machine gun section with fearless determination, continued to direct the fire of his gunners until all his men were either killed or wounded. Alone, against the deadly hail of Japanese shells, he fought with his gun and when it was destroyed, took over another, moving from gun to gun, never ceasing his withering fire.”
In the end, Sgt. Paige picked up the last of the 40-pound, belt-fed Brownings and did something for which the weapon was never designed. Sgt. Paige walked down the hill toward the place where he could hear the last Japanese survivors rallying to move around his flank, the belt-fed gun cradled under his arm, firing as he went.
Coming up at dawn, battalion executive officer Major Odell M. Conoley was the first to discover how many able-bodied United States Marines it takes to hold a hill against two regiments of motivated, combat-hardened infantrymen who have never known defeat.
On a hill where the bodies were piled like cordwood, Mitchell Paige alone sat upright behind his 30-caliber Browning, waiting to see what the dawn would bring.
The hill had held, because on the hill remained the minimum number of able-bodied United States Marines necessary to hold the position.
And that’s where the unstoppable wave of Japanese conquest finally crested, broke, and began to recede. On an unnamed jungle ridge on an insignificant island no one ever heard of, called Guadalcanal.
When the Hasbro Toy Co. called some years back, asking permission to put the retired colonel’s face on some kid’s doll, Mitchell Paige thought they must be joking.
But they weren’t. That’s his mug, on the little Marine they call “G.I. Joe.” At least, it has been up till now.
Mitchell Paige’s only condition? That G.I. Joe must always remain a United States Marine.
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