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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Famous Quotes of Gen George S Patton ~ July 23,2012
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Posted on 07/22/2012 6:46:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

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~ Hall of Heroes ~

Famous quotes of
Gen. George S. Patton

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"A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week."

“A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.”

"America loves a winner, and will not tolerate a loser, this is why America has never, and will never, lose a war.”

“A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.”

“By perseverance, study, and eternal desire, any man can become great.”

“Do everything you ask of those you command.”

“Do more than is required of you.”

“Fixed fortifications are monuments to man's stupidity.”

“Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.”

“I always believe in being prepared, even when I'm dressed in white tie and tails.”

“I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.”

“If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.”

“If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.”

“In case of doubt, attack.”

“It’s the unconquerable soul of man, not the nature of the weapon he uses, that insures victory.”

“Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. ”

“Live for something rather than die for nothing.”

"May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't.”

“Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.”

“Never let the enemy pick the battle site.”

“No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.”

“Say what you mean and mean what you say.”

“Success is how you bounce on the bottom.”

“The leader must be an actor."

“The soldier is the army.”

“There is only one type of discipline, perfect discipline.”

“War is simple, direct, and ruthless.”

“Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.”

“You’re never beaten until you admit it.”

“You shouldn't underestimate an enemy, but it is just as fatal to overestimate him.”

 

 

"Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tire, more hungry. Keep punching."

"In landing operations, retreat is impossible, to surrender is as ignoble as it is foolish… above all else remember that we as attackers have the initiative, we know exactly what we are going to do, while the enemy is ignorant of our intentions and can only parry our blows. We must retain this tremendous advantage by always attacking rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, and without rest."

"An Army is a team; lives, sleeps, eats, fights as a team. This individual heroic stuff is a lot of crap."

"War is the supreme test of man in which he rises to heights never approached in any other activity."

"No sane man is unafraid in battle, but discipline produces in him a form of vicarious courage."

"A man must know his destiny… if he does not recognize it, then he is lost. By this I mean, once, twice, or at the very most, three times, fate will reach out and tap a man on the shoulder… if he has the imagination, he will turn around and fate will point out to him what fork in the road he should take, if he has the guts, he will take it."

"In war the only sure defense is offense, and the efficiency of the offense depends on the warlike souls of those conducting it."

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

"Wars might be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who leads that gains the victory."

"… many, who should know better, think that wars can be decided by soulless machines, rather than by the blood and anguish of brave men."

"Tanks are new and special weapon-newer than, as special, and certainly as valuable as the airplane."

"An incessant change of means to attain unalterable ends is always going on; we must take care not to let these sundry means undue eminence in the perspective of our minds; for, since the beginning, there has been an unending cycle of them, and for each its advocates have claimed adoption as the sole solution of successful war."

"Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets."

"The obvious thing for the cavalryman to do is to accept the fighting machine as a partner, and prepare to meet more fully the demands of future warfare."

"Many soldiers are led to faulty ideas of war by knowing too much about too little."

 

 

THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY
by Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.

Through the travail of the ages,
Midst the pomp and toil of war,
Have I fought and strove and perished
Countless times upon this star.

In the form of many people
In all panoplies of time
Have I seen the luring vision
Of the Victory Maid, sublime.

I have battled for fresh mammoth,
I have warred for pastures new,
I have listed to the whispers
When the race trek instinct grew.

I have known the call to battle
In each changeless changing shape
From the high souled voice of conscience
To the beastly lust for rape.

I have sinned and I have suffered,
Played the hero and the knave;
Fought for belly, shame, or country,
And for each have found a grave.

I cannot name my battles
For the visions are not clear,
Yet, I see the twisted faces
And I feel the rending spear.

Perhaps I stabbed our Savior
In His sacred helpless side.
Yet, I've called His name in blessing
When after times I died.

In the dimness of the shadows
Where we hairy heathens warred,
I can taste in thought the lifeblood;
We used teeth before the sword.

While in later clearer vision
I can sense the coppery sweat,
Feel the pikes grow wet and slippery
When our Phalanx, Cyrus met.

Hear the rattle of the harness
Where the Persian darts bounced clear,
See their chariots wheel in panic
From the Hoplite's leveled spear.

See the goal grow monthly longer,
Reaching for the walls of Tyre.
Hear the crash of tons of granite,
Smell the quenchless eastern fire.

Still more clearly as a Roman,
Can I see the Legion close,
As our third rank moved in forward
And the short sword found our foes.

Once again I feel the anguish
Of that blistering treeless plain
When the Parthian showered death bolts,
And our discipline was in vain.

I remember all the suffering
Of those arrows in my neck.
Yet, I stabbed a grinning savage
As I died upon my back.

Once again I smell the heat sparks
When my Flemish plate gave way
And the lance ripped through my entrails
As on Crecy's field I lay.

In the windless, blinding stillness
Of the glittering tropic sea
I can see the bubbles rising
Where we set the captives free.

Midst the spume of half a tempest
I have heard the bulwarks go
When the crashing, point blank round shot
Sent destruction to our foe.

I have fought with gun and cutlass
On the red and slippery deck
With all Hell aflame within me
And a rope around my neck.

And still later as a General
Have I galloped with Murat
When we laughed at death and numbers
Trusting in the Emperor's Star.

Till at last our star faded,
And we shouted to our doom
Where the sunken road of Ohein
Closed us in it's quivering gloom.

So but now with Tanks a'clatter
Have I waddled on the foe
Belching death at twenty paces,
By the star shell's ghastly glow.

So as through a glass, and darkly
The age long strife I see
Where I fought in many guises,
Many names, but always me.

And I see not in my blindness
What the objects were I wrought,
But as God rules o'er our bickerings
It was through His will I fought.

So forever in the future,
Shall I battle as of yore,
Dying to be born a fighter,
But to die again, once more.

 

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1 posted on 07/22/2012 6:46:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


2 posted on 07/22/2012 6:47:23 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!





Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

3 posted on 07/22/2012 6:47:23 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Now Kathy, you only picked the clean quotes! The naughty quotes are more fun.


4 posted on 07/22/2012 6:50:56 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..
Please note: The author of the Hall of Heroes is StarCMC.

Please thank StarCMC for today’s thread.

~ Hall of Heroes: Famous Quotes of Gen George S Patton ~

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5 posted on 07/22/2012 6:52:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


6 posted on 07/22/2012 6:53:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


7 posted on 07/22/2012 6:59:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Jet Jaguar; All


8 posted on 07/22/2012 7:00:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
9 posted on 07/22/2012 7:03:10 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: HopeandGlory; ConorMacNessa
And tied for first....Nana Hope and Mac!


10 posted on 07/22/2012 7:04:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Askel5

Patton ping


11 posted on 07/22/2012 7:05:41 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Publius
And in second....Publius!


12 posted on 07/22/2012 7:06:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi And Monday Greetings From ~

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13 posted on 07/22/2012 7:07:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: BIGLOOK
And rounding out the top three....Hawaii!!


14 posted on 07/22/2012 7:09:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Drumbo; Esmerelda; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; StarCMC
SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sunday, July 22, 8 PM Pacific (11 PM Eastern)

Broadcast live at 98.1/KING-FM/Seattle

Click on this link to listen.

Schubert: Rondo for Violin and Piano in B minor, D. 895
Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Anna Polonsky, piano

Schubert as a rule didn’t write showpieces for instrumentalists. In this case he had two friends, Slawjk (pronounced SLA-vik) the violinist and Bocklet the pianist, who wanted something from him to take on the road. Always looking for something he could get published, Schubert handed them this showpiece for violin and piano. It’s a lot of fun and full of great tunes.

Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 38
Robert DeMaine, cello
Adam Neiman, piano

This piece isn’t as popular as the late Opus 99 cello sonata, but it’s still a good example of Brahms in his twenties. The finale is a wonderfully complicated fugue.

Walton: Quartet for Piano and Strings
James Ehnes, violin
Marcus Thompson, viola
Julie Albers, cello
Andrew Armstrong, piano

This piece by William Walton will be new for me. Jimmy Ehnes likes to program pieces never heard at the festival, and this should be interesting.

15 posted on 07/22/2012 7:09:58 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...
In my opinion, these young men are deserving of our acknowledgement on a Hall of Heroes thread even though they are not in the military. Perceiving danger, they confronted it rather than seeking safety. They saved the lives of three young women, paying the ultimate price.



PRAYERS GOING UP FOR JON BLUNK, MATT MCQUINN AND ALEX TEVES!

These three young men saved the lives of their girlfriends by shielding them from gunfire at the Aurora Massacre.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15; 13 – KJV)

God bless these gallant young men! May their heroic souls rest in eternal peace and may perpetual light shine upon them. Prayers of condolence going up for their families and friends - may they find healing and consolation.




The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever."

Psalm 23 -KJV







Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

16 posted on 07/22/2012 7:11:09 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: aposiopetic

patton ping


17 posted on 07/22/2012 7:15:12 PM PDT by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you for posting this.


18 posted on 07/22/2012 7:15:35 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Publius; StarCMC
The naughty quotes are more fun.

LOL! Star picked them out....I'm expecting more than a few asterisks.

19 posted on 07/22/2012 7:16:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: SkyDancer

Thats funny!


20 posted on 07/22/2012 7:17:03 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Kathy...((HUGS))...


21 posted on 07/22/2012 7:17:36 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Bravery without bounds can show at any time at any time. Yes indeed these three young men and any like them can be/should be considered protector of USA lives as in any combat situation.


22 posted on 07/22/2012 7:17:53 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.

How are the grapes doing?

23 posted on 07/22/2012 7:17:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Amen and amen!


24 posted on 07/22/2012 7:18:14 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
Thanks very much, Kathy! And thanks to you and Star for tonight's Hall of Heroes thread!

*HUGS*

Gen. George S. Patton was an eloquent son of a ... you know the rest!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

25 posted on 07/22/2012 7:23:55 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Publius


Patton certainly had ......'command' of language, didn't he?
26 posted on 07/22/2012 7:24:01 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: BIGLOOK

Patton once said that a military officer should be able to deliver a 15 minute profanity-laced rant without repeating one single profanity.


27 posted on 07/22/2012 7:26:10 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
Gen. George S. Patton



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

28 posted on 07/22/2012 7:26:30 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...hope you’ve had some good rest this weekend.

How’s the pain doing? Getting under control? Helped by the back brace?

In the 60s here, but VERY overcast all day.


29 posted on 07/22/2012 7:29:47 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”

Of all the quotes that is my favorite. It applies to all kinds of situations beside war.


30 posted on 07/22/2012 7:31:48 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Publius

Good evening, Publius...((HUGS))...any relief from the heat?

Enjoying your music festival?


31 posted on 07/22/2012 7:34:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: BIGLOOK
Good evening, Brother! Sorry I failed to call this afternoon. I didn't even get up until 1400 hours. Very fatigued today. Woke up Friday morning with a pinched nerve - upper left back. It has partially abated but is still a problem. Pulled muscle lower abdomen is diminished but still painful.

Hope things are going well with you!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

32 posted on 07/22/2012 7:35:01 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hot, humid — and unchanging. The festival is wonderful. One more week to go.


33 posted on 07/22/2012 7:35:46 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: yarddog

Good evening, yarddog...excellent quote! And you are so right, it applies to all kinds of situations.

I have always told those I am teaching that this is how I do it. If you can get the same result via a different/easier route, go for it.


34 posted on 07/22/2012 7:40:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Publius
I'm sure he could. I know my DI at Field Med School had an impressive array of epithets. Many I never heard before and have never heard since!





Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

35 posted on 07/22/2012 7:43:57 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Exactly, of course every now and then you get a guy you just have to show them how or you will get a disaster.

I think the key is knowing “who” to not just tell them to do it, and they are actually few in number.


36 posted on 07/22/2012 7:44:08 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...any good news today? Little wahines visit? Sun?

Rained all day Saturday, and some today. No sun at all.


37 posted on 07/22/2012 7:47:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

“Never let a crisis go to waste.”

— Democrat operative and jerk extraordinair; Lawrence O’Donnell


38 posted on 07/22/2012 7:50:25 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

“Never let a crisis go to waste.”

— Democrat operative and jerk extraordinair; Lawrence O’Donnell


39 posted on 07/22/2012 7:50:24 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Indeed, they are heroes! Thank you for acknowledging that, Conor!


40 posted on 07/22/2012 7:50:25 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Have had a somewhat rough weekend. The pain is still there - a couple of new sources in the last couple of days, a pulled muscle, lower abdomen. A pinched nerve, upper left back, abating, but still nagging.

But still picking them up and putting them down.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

41 posted on 07/22/2012 7:57:05 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Great thread, Galz! He’s quite a hero, a character and his whole life has become a quote. :)


42 posted on 07/22/2012 7:59:53 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ConorMacNessa


Aloha Doc!

Don't sweat the small stuff, take care of business as you see fit and know we'll get together when the time is right.

All's well here but not everywhere else it seems. Godspeed to the Aurora victims and give their families strength.
43 posted on 07/22/2012 8:00:04 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: Publius

Thanks for the nightly entertainment, Maestro! :)


44 posted on 07/22/2012 8:05:30 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
Aloha again Night Owl! And Big Time thanks to Star for the thread! ((HUGS))

all the kids are over in Kona this weekend although the weather on this side has been postcard picture perfect. The news you know.....some more news I'm about to find out from a more sane part of the country.
45 posted on 07/22/2012 8:12:27 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

I was touched by the gallantry of those young men - it is my belief that 70% of men would be heroes if confronted with the necessary circumstances. It is something that is innate, in my opinion. I have seen it on the battlefield.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

46 posted on 07/22/2012 8:13:09 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day. Janey...((HUGS))...lots of scarey stuff out in the bush. You be careful out there.


47 posted on 07/22/2012 8:20:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks, Mac, for more quotes.....Gen Patton sure generated lots of memorable ones.


48 posted on 07/22/2012 8:23:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Does anyone know who said: “Duty is the most sublime word in the English language”?


49 posted on 07/22/2012 8:28:28 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: ConorMacNessa

There are heroes in every walk of life!

Then there are the scum...like the dude that ran away and left his girl and child(ren) there unprotected. Slapped he should be!


50 posted on 07/22/2012 8:41:48 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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