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  • How George S. Patton Vanquished Pancho Villas Lieutenants

    09/03/2018 9:29:11 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 81 replies
    Warfare History Network ^ | 11 May 2015 | Michael Haskew
    George S. Patton, Jr. experienced his first combat against men loyal to Pancho Villa, leading a detachment of soldiers who killed three of the enemy.It was a burial, but certainly not a funeral. One soldier who looked on muttered, Ashes to ashes, dust to dustIf Villa wont bury you Uncle Sam must. The three dead men, whose bodies were unceremoniously laid in hastily dug desert graves, had ridden with the revolutionary Pancho Villa, and one of them, Julio Cardenas, was the commander of his personal bodyguard. The men who killed them were U.S. soldiers and their accompanying interpreters, members of...
  • EU Commissioner Juncker: Dear Donald, Let us Remember our Common History

    07/29/2018 4:15:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    European Commission ^ | 25 July 2018 | Jean-Claude Juncker
    First, I want to pay tribute to Mr Brookins and all other American soldiers for their courage and bravery. We are forever grateful. I offered as a gift to President Trump a photo of a military cemetery in Luxembourg, where General Patton is buried, with the inscription with a word saying: Dear Donald, let us remember our common history. And we should do that even in more difficult times. After World War Two, the generation of our parents and grandparents vowed: Never again. Together, they laid the foundation for our security and prosperity through Atlantic cooperation. The Marshall Plan helped...
  • Was Patton right? Should we have taken out the Russians when we could?

    06/06/2018 10:44:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/06/2018 | By Richard Jack Rail
    This being D-Day, it's inevitable that thoughts turn to WWII. The slaughter. The sacrifices. The magnificent courage of going forward into the teeth of machine gun fire and artillery barrages onto open beaches. In perhaps its only redeeming virtue, war brings out the heroism inherent in the human breast. You can get into some interesting discussions online, and WWII always comes up. Specifically, the ending of WWII. Patton wanted to take out the Russians while we were already there, and today, a lot of people think he was right. But he wasn't right. At least, not in the sense he...
  • The Mystery of Hollywood's Dead Republican

    04/27/2005 6:03:30 AM PDT · by pissant · 44 replies · 1,902+ views
    NY times ^ | 4/26/05 | david halbfinger
    ON the morning of Saturday, Feb. 26, a day before the Academy Awards, the actress Carrie Fisher woke up in her Beverly Hills home next to the lifeless body of a gay Republican political operative named R. Gregory Stevens. Thus ended one of the more improbable friendships that Hollywood and Washington have known - and a globe-trotting, adventurous, but ultimately debilitating existence that might be fodder for a Tinseltown thriller, if it only had a satisfying resolution. Before its abrupt end, Mr. Stevens's journey had taken him from the beaches of San Clemente, Calif., and the slopes of Sun Valley,...
  • George Patton makes a modern day speech for us.

    12/21/2016 9:24:25 AM PST · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | George Patton
    Back from the dead! He has a lot to say to us. LISTEN!
  • Meet Patton the Goldendoodle. Will he become Trumps first dog?

    12/07/2016 1:08:19 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 133 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 6th 2016 | Karin Brulliard
    Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an email Tuesday that no decisions have been made about the dog. But Pope said she is confident that the Trumps will take the puppy, which she named Patton after George Patton, a World War II general Trump has said he admires.
  • Patton Oswalt apologizes for tweet telling terrorists to 'come 'n' get' list of Trump targets

    11/28/2016 1:59:15 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    Patton Oswalt apologized for a since deleted retweet about the "long list of targets" that terrorists have when it comes to President-elect Donald Trump's worldwide holdings. "Trump has properties all over the world. Terrorists will have a long list of targets that are literally owned by POTUS and bear his name," a Twitter use wrote. Oswalt responded by retweeting the tweet and adding, "Holy f--k. Come 'n' get it, terrorists!" Oswalt has since deleted the tweet reported by Breitbart, and issued an apology after garnering a lot of heat on social media.
  • Great parody Trump speech!

    07/19/2016 7:05:06 AM PDT · by HangUpNow · 34 replies
    youtube ^ | Mike Kaminski
    Mike Kaminski aka Comedian Michael Clive is known for the Most Authentic imitations in the World (like his 'Patton Speech'). In this great parody speech, Mike catches Trump at this best and worst. He Nukes 0bama's foreign policy & more! All the "Trumpisms" you love.
  • The General George S. Patton Story By Ronald Reagan

    06/03/2016 7:21:04 PM PDT · by DaveinOK54 · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | Youtube
    Fantastic 30 min. video narrated by Ronald Reagan about GS Patton, I mean DJ Trump...LOL. It's really worth a watch. The parallels between GSP and DJT have always intrigued me.....
  • The M-60 Patton Tank Is Still a Mean Machine

    05/13/2016 5:52:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    War is Boring ^ | May 13, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    Raytheon is pitching a new upgrade for the venerable M-60A3 Patton main battle tank that would turn the elderly design into a competitive force on the modern battlefield — all at a fraction of the cost of a new vehicle.
  • "The Trump Family I know"

    05/06/2016 7:16:00 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 13 replies
    Big Geek dad ^ | 05/2016 | Lynne Patton
    Every American citizen & voter should view this amazing tape put together by an African-American woman employee in the "Trump" organization. It spiaks for itself, quite clearly!!!
  • Patton on Profanity and Prayer (Part One – Profanity

    02/09/2016 7:37:38 AM PST · by xzins · 72 replies
    The Real Revo ^ | 9 Jan 10
    Part One is exactly as advertised. If you are going to be offended by Profanity go read something else. There, I've done my part. Profanity serves a purpose in the military. General Patton explained; "When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an Army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An Army without profanity couldn't fight it's...
  • Lead Like Patton At Bastogne (Is Trump like Patton?)

    12/26/2015 3:43:19 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 113 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/14/2010 @ 1:10PM | Geoff Loftus
    It was the greatest moment of Pattons career and a welcome, day-late Christmas present for the surrounded heroes of Bastogne. The Americans went on to smash the Germans at the Bulge, one of the most significant victories of the war. Desperate for a miracle amid the crisis, the Americans got what they needed from Patton, who stayed completely confident in himself, his troops and his policy of aggression. That confidence enabled him to take the big risks necessary for a miracle. With the economic recovery going in fits and starts, you might want to do a little miracle working of...
  • Christmas Day the snow turned red (trunc)

    12/24/2015 5:50:18 AM PST · by DFG · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/2015 | Antony Beevor
    A clear cold Christmas,’ General George S. Patton of the U.S. Army wrote in his diary. ‘Lovely weather for killing Germans, which seems a bit queer, seeing Whose birthday it is.’ The skies had finally cleared with intense frosts moving in from the east, offering an opportunity for Allied fighter bombers — previously hampered by cloud — to break up German attacks as they were assembling. Christmas Day 1944 witnessed some of the most blood-soaked, desperate fighting of the war in what became known as the Battle of the Bulge.
  • World War Two Patton and the Battle of the Bulge 1944

    12/17/2015 9:47:18 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | History Channel
    Patton 360 - Battle of the Bulge by History Channel
  • All Glory is Fleeting - The Demise of the Warrior Ethos

    11/28/2015 7:03:57 PM PST · by pboyington · 16 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 28, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    The current situation in the world can only be described as precarious. ISIS and radical jihadis are wreaking havoc across the globe. Old allies are frustrated with a complete lack of US leadership and old enemies like Russia are on the move. We’ve gone from the days in 1989, where Ronald Reagan was told, “the world is quiet” during his last days in office, to “the world is on fire.” Coupled with this, is the state of the US military, which is reeling from readiness, budget and social issues. Added to the military’s problems is what I call, “the demise...
  • Patton on Politics: A Pint of Sweat Will Save a Gallon of Blood

    11/26/2015 5:21:29 PM PST · by poconopundit · 12 replies
    Official Website of General George S. Patton ^ | November 26, 2015 | General George Patton
    At this rallies, Trump speaks of his admiration for General Patton.  And observing Trump's campaign, it certainly appears he's stolen a page or two from the great General's playbook. Watching Trump is fun because you learn winning marketing and branding techniques: the "rookie politician" is giving the veteran politicians and consultants a clinic on how it's done. Patton was a strong believer in speed of attack.  The Germans had a word for it, the blitzkrieg, or "lightning war": create disorganization in the enemy by using mobile forces and locally concentrated firepower.  It delivers shorter military campaigns, which preserves human lives...
  • The True Story of The Patton Prayer

    11/11/2015 9:43:41 AM PST · by batmast · 21 replies
    pattonhq ^ | October 6, 1971 | Msgr. James H. O'Neill
    The True Story of The Patton Prayer by Msgr. James H. O'Neill (From the Review of the News 6 October 1971) Many conflicting and some untrue stories have been printed about General George S. Patton and the Third Army Prayer. Some have had the tinge of blasphemy and disrespect for the Deity. Even in "War As I Knew It" by General Patton, the footnote on the Prayer by Colonel Paul D. Harkins, Patton's Deputy Chief of Staff, while containing the elements of a funny story about the General and his Chaplain, is not the true account of the prayer Incident...
  • Almost 5 minutes of Patton reminder

    08/30/2015 6:06:40 AM PDT · by knarf · 38 replies
    youtube ^ | August 30, 2015 | deadbolt8706
    It's history, the man was real, we exemplified greatness and Trump sounds a lot like him
  • Why WWII Didn't End Sooner

    06/11/2015 6:12:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Seventy-one years ago, the British, Canadians and Americans landed on the Normandy beaches to open a second ground front against Nazi Germany. Operation Overlord -- the Allied invasion of Western Europe -- proved the largest amphibious operation in military history, dwarfing even Xerxes' Persian invasion of Greece in 480 B.C. Brilliant planning, overwhelming naval support, air superiority and high morale ensured the successful landing of 160,000 troops on the first day -- at a cost of about 4,000 dead. Three weeks after the June 6 landings, nearly a million Allied soldiers were ashore, heading eastward through France. Hitler's once-formidable Third...