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Seeking Sanity on Sgt. Bergdahl
The Desert Sun ^ | June 9, 2014 | E. J. Dionne

Posted on 06/09/2014 5:50:26 AM PDT by lyby

It’s hard not to be cynical after the display of rancid partisanship that greeted the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years as a Taliban-held prisoner of war.

(Excerpt) Read more at desertsun.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; partisanship
If you are in need of a morning coffee barf, reading this article should do the trick! What a rancid rant, indicating that those who protest this decision are insane.
1 posted on 06/09/2014 5:50:26 AM PDT by lyby
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To: lyby

Rather than the word “indicating,” a better choice would be “alluding.”


2 posted on 06/09/2014 5:52:17 AM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: lyby

From the pen of the partisan master for whom truth and reality are vile representations of Obama hysteria.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 5:53:08 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: lyby

BTW, I was struck by your tagline. I’ve been saying for years and years that God’s first language (way before Hebrew, Greek and Latin) was Trigonometry. I thought it was an original insight—— but Galileo got it first!


4 posted on 06/09/2014 5:56:59 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Great minds, etc.)
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To: lyby

This commentary appears in today’s Opelika-Auburn News. However, it is not yet available online at that website or the WaPo site. Finally found it posted at another newspaper’s site.

As my husband was leaving for work (school’s out for me for a while), I asked his opinion. He stated, “I do not read his (Dionne) commentaries because he writes partisan sh*t.”


5 posted on 06/09/2014 5:57:26 AM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: lyby

Sanctimonious clap trap from the left’s amen choir.

What is crystal clear in the Bergdahl case and Benghazi is that this administration and it’s sycophants have a fundamental disconnect from the ethos of the American military. There is an attitude that, “ hey, these guys signed up for it, after all they like to fight (unlike us) so what’s the big deal if they get killed.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 5:59:04 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: lyby

Get the chunder bucket.

(I’m trying to revive a revolution era term for vomit bucket)


7 posted on 06/09/2014 6:00:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: lyby

It was universal, not partisan, the only people that thought it was a good thing were Bob “Taliban” Bergdahl and obama


8 posted on 06/09/2014 6:03:00 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Louis Foxwell
From the pen of the partisan master for whom truth and reality are vile representations of Obama hysteria.

Well put.

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Louis Foxwell: When Louis Foxwell (the pastor succeeding Rev. Moylan at Christ Church of the Deaf) came, we sat everybody all together." (Google)
A black, deaf pastor. Now THAT is an esoteric group.

Are YOU one of those three things? Just curious.

9 posted on 06/09/2014 6:05:40 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cripplecreek
chunder bucket

It IS a preferable euphemism.

10 posted on 06/09/2014 6:06:36 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: lyby

In St. Paul’s Letter to Timothy:

‘For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.’

there is the only explanation I can think of to make any sense of E J Dionne’s continued readership.

His essay here is so completely illogical


11 posted on 06/09/2014 6:06:51 AM PDT by stanne
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To: lyby

12 posted on 06/09/2014 6:07:24 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: cloudmountain

It’s from a term used aboard ships. If the sailor was below deck and had to throw up or take a dump he used a bucket. When they dumped the bucket overboard or out a porthole they yelled “Watch under” and that was shortened to chunder.

I heard it on an episode of “Turn” a few weeks back and went looking.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 6:11:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: All

This Bergdahl thing has served Obama’s purpose...

Nothing being said about the VA medical debacle anymore...

SAD.......


14 posted on 06/09/2014 6:21:15 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Definitely off-topic, but in response to your observation regarding my tag-line:

In the past, I have presented several mini-units throughout the year to my seventh-grade math students. They researched a famous mathematician, explored an overview of the history of math, and investigated, based on Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, the question, “is the ratio of our arm length to height really equal to 1?”

(I stated “in the past” because of time constraints imposed on us by the implementation of mandatory assessments related to the adoption of College- and Career-Ready Standards. Whereas in previous years we “lost” about a week of instructional time to mandated assessments, during the last two years we have LOST an ADDITIONAL 10 days to a pre-assessment, three formative assessments, and a summative assessment. - This summer, I am re-planning in hopes of “squeezing in” these mini-units throughout next year!)


15 posted on 06/09/2014 6:21:54 AM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: lyby

Sorry, E.J., but there was no “rush to judgment” concerning Bowe’s desertion. This has been in the news for years. What is new is that Øbama released the top 5 Taliban in custody in clear violation of the law. You might ask “what price is too high for the return of one of our soldiers?” I cannot put a precise figure on that but ... would you consider turning over Hawaii too high a price? How about walking away from Israel? Ask a soldier, “what price would be too much for your return? The life of your squad mates? The freeing of a Hitler?” Or would that soldier’s answer be “avenge me!”


16 posted on 06/09/2014 6:22:30 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: lyby

In the eyes of this veteran, writing this from my V.A. ward bed, that Bergdahl is in violation of the UCMJ, which includes directives
of conduct, while captured. I view his actions as treasonous,
and therefore, I can only view his reward as echoing the reward
given to a captured VC by a South Vietnamese officer,
in the streets of Saigon (you know which picture I allude to).


17 posted on 06/09/2014 6:26:00 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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18 posted on 06/09/2014 6:26:08 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: cripplecreek

“I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder
You better run, you better take cover.”

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s


19 posted on 06/09/2014 6:30:25 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: cloudmountain

chunder bucket

It IS a preferable euphemism.
*****

However preferable, it does lack the alliteration of the crude colloquialism. ;-)


20 posted on 06/09/2014 6:30:58 AM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: NonValueAdded

Here’s the question to ask EJ. Say we are in the midst of WWII (we are still embroiled in the war with terrorists). The Nazis capture one of our soldiers, but as best we can tell he was a deserter, & indeed went in search of English speaking Nazis. We happen to have in custody five of the Third Reich’s top generals. While the war is still raging, do we do a swap?

Not that EJ would ‘get it’, even in this form. He’d wiggle out of it somehow; moonbats always do.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 6:31:35 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: cripplecreek
It’s from a term used aboard ships. If the sailor was below deck and had to throw up or take a dump he used a bucket. When they dumped the bucket overboard or out a porthole they yelled “Watch under” and that was shortened to chunder.
I heard it on an episode of “Turn” a few weeks back and went looking.

Thanks.

Live and learn.

22 posted on 06/09/2014 6:31:39 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: lyby
However preferable, it does lack the alliteration of the crude colloquialism. ;-)

You do like alliteration a lot, lyby; it's loverly and luscious.

23 posted on 06/09/2014 6:35:35 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: lyby

How can he be a prisoner of war when no war has been declared, much less driven to win? This is no different than kidnapping cases in this country where the victims are held for years. EXCEPT—this jerk was a deserter from the military.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 6:36:23 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: lyby
It’s hard not to be cynical after the display of rancid partisanship that greeted the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years as a Taliban-held prisoner of war.

I see this development as a positive thing. Lefties are finally admitting we are at war.

25 posted on 06/09/2014 6:46:19 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: lyby

Here’s a ghastly thought. Politico today features a long piece entitled, ‘Will Obama Ever be Popular Again. The conclusion is no, not under present conditions. A couple of situations, however, were mentioned that could life Obama’s numbers—most notably a ‘rally round the POTUS’ moment. I.e.: a major terrorist attack.

Could it be that Obama recalls how high Bush’s approval jumped after 9-11? Could he have released the five most dangerous terrorists in Guantanamo *in hopes* they would strike again? Did Lurch let the cat out of the bag when he spoke of hunting them down with drones [so Obama could be a ‘hero’ again, like he was after the Special Forces killed Bin Laden]?

The answer could be multiple ‘yeses’.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 7:01:22 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Fantasywriter

that could life Obama’s numbers = that could lift Obama’s numbers


27 posted on 06/09/2014 7:03:08 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: lyby

E J Dionne, is nothing more than a socialist twerp who never served in the military but likes to write about the military. There was a time when deserters got the firing squad, and if its proven in a court martial that he deserted, he should meet a similar fate.


28 posted on 06/09/2014 8:06:45 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: cloudmountain

Many who heard about my work were surprised I am not black or deaf. Some became angry and tried to destroy me because I am neither black nor deaf.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 8:26:07 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Louis Foxwell
Many who heard about my work were surprised I am not black or deaf. Some became angry and tried to destroy me because I am neither black nor deaf.

You COULD claim that your parents SO loved this guy that they named YOU after him. But, you are your own person and wouldn't DREAM of copying anyone.

30 posted on 06/09/2014 11:44:36 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

I was named after my father, the man I most respected.


31 posted on 06/09/2014 12:22:18 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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