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  • Incredible! George S Patton's New Speech-Iraq & modern world

    07/24/2007 12:50:31 AM PDT · by Exton1 · 9 replies · 1,974+ views
    TO hear what Gen Patton would say today. It is good http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyUX6wV1lBQ&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fhotair%2Ecom%2Farchives%2F2007%2F07%2F22%2Fvideo%2Dgen%2Dpatton%2Don%2Dthe%2Dwar%2Don%2Dterror%2Dharry%2Dreid%2F
  • Incredible! George S Patton's New Speech-Iraq & modern world

    Incredible speech of what Patton would have said about this Great War on Terror. Incredible! George S Patton's New Speech-Iraq & modern world
  • The Birth of Armored Forces

    04/27/2007 6:56:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 219+ views
    ARMY.MIL/NEWS ^ | Dr. Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr.
    On April 28, 1918, the 1st Light Tank Battalion was organized at Bourg, France, with Lieutenant Colonel George S. Patton, Jr., in command. Patton had been the first soldier assigned to the fledgling Tank Corps in November 1917. Shortly afterwards, he established the first Army Tank School at Bourg. The first two companies (200 men) reached the school on February 22, 1918. Because no American-made tanks had reached France, Patton had to rely on twenty-five borrowed French Renault tanks in training his men. Two of Patton's staff officers received orders to create a new patch for his men to wear...
  • The New Flat Earth Society (Doug Patton)

    02/11/2007 8:43:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies · 1,168+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | February 12, 2007 | Doug Patton
    After scoffing in my last column about the ridiculous Nobel Peace Prize nomination of former Vice President Chicken Little (aka Al Gore), I really had no intention of wasting any more time or thought on the issue of global warming for the foreseeable future. But then columnist Ellen Goodman weighed in with her arrogant opinion, and I just couldn't let it go. Wrote Ms. Goodman: "I would like to say we're at a point where global warming is impossible to deny. Let's just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers, though one denies the...
  • A Few of FR's Finest..Every Day..02-6,7-07..WW2: The War, The Era, The Monument, The FReeper Vets

    02/05/2007 10:42:45 PM PST · by DollyCali · 219 replies · 3,343+ views
    February 6, 2007 | Dolly Howard
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • The Patton Philosophy

    01/28/2007 8:17:04 PM PST · by GLH3IL · 17 replies · 991+ views
    "Twice in my lifetime, America, the Arsenal of Democracy, has come from behind to insure victory. Is it not evident that should another war arise, those producing it will make every effort to see that the Arsenal of Democracy is knocked out in the first round? How this can be done I do not know, but I do know that the progress made in airplanes and self-propelled missiles is such that the possibility of an early knockout cannot be discounted." "Perhaps a good illustration of what I am trying to put across to you is this: When I went to...
  • The Secret of Victory

    01/24/2007 2:19:07 AM PST · by GLH3IL · 5 replies · 578+ views
    www.pattonhq.com ^ | March 26, 1926 | Major George S. Patton Jr.
    The Secret of Victory by George S. Patton, Jr. Despite the years of thought and oceans of ink which have been devoted to the elucidation of war, it's secrets still remain shrouded in mystery. Indeed, it is due largely to the very volume of available information that the veil is so thick. War is an art and as such is not susceptible of explanation by fixed formulae. Yet, from the earliest time there has been an unending effort to subject it's complex and emotional structure to dissection, to enunciate rules for it's waging, to make tangible it's intangibility. One might...
  • Happy 121st Birthday General Patton! We Miss You!

    11/10/2006 6:40:39 PM PST · by eleni121 · 110 replies · 1,987+ views
    General Geoge Patton website ^ | November 10, 2006 | me
    November 11th is the general's birthday and he like Donald Rumsfeld, resigned during war. General Patton was relieved of his command and decided to resign and Rumsfeld ...well few know the real reason for his resignation...
  • Today's Birthday guy: George S. Patton, Jr.,

    11/11/2006 6:39:18 AM PST · by yankeedame · 32 replies · 4,619+ views
    George S. Patton, Jr.,Born: 11 November 1885 Birthplace: San Gabriel, California Died: 21 December 1945 (automobile crash) Best Known As: Commander of the U.S. Third Army in World War II Nickname: Old Blood and Guts Years of service: 1909 - 1945 Rank: General Commands: 3rd Cavalry Regiment U.S. 2nd Armored Division U.S. II Corps U.S. Seventh Army U.S. Third Army U.S. Fifteenth Army Battles/wars: Mexican Expedition World War I World War II Awards:Distinguished Service Cross (2) Distinguished Service Medal (3) Silver Star (2) Bronze Star Purple Heart George Smith Patton, Jr. was born in San Gabriel, California to George Smith...
  • The Ghost of Patton on the War on Terror

    10/24/2006 10:41:34 AM PDT · by FkReEeEpDeOrM · 7 replies · 1,516+ views
    http://www.strategypage.com ^ | Oct. 24, 2006 | unknown
    WARNING: a reader submitted the following downloadable document to us. It is politically incorrect, and the images are graphic. Included are images decapitation and other violence. If you are offended by politically incorrect language or gruesome images please do not down load this file.
  • "War is all hell"

    09/01/2006 2:25:37 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 269 replies · 4,286+ views
    NavySEALs.com ^ | September 1, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    The idea of digging-in disgusted Patton. A victorious army, in his mind, was always on offense, never on defense. It was one of the myriad reasons Patton was such a successful combat commander. It didn’t always make him popular with his subordinates and peers, and he frequently caught hell from the media, but the man knew how to fight and win wars. He was neither a ticket puncher nor a politician. He would have scoffed at modern political correctness. And his only objective was always the combination of a decisive defeat of the enemy and the utter annihilation of his...
  • Gen. Patton's Speech (PROFANITY-Complete and uncensored)

    05/30/2006 8:20:05 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 43 replies · 5,054+ views
    G.S. Patton ^ | June 5, 1944
    "Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight. When you, here, everyone of you, were...
  • The Mysterious Death of George Patton

    04/27/2006 6:26:15 PM PDT · by spanalot · 524 replies · 15,549+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/27/06 | Oliver North
    Was General Patton's death the result of a traffic accident or was he the victim of an assassination plot? (By Stalin)
  • North: "To the Barricades!"

    03/24/2006 11:00:20 AM PST · by cgk · 13 replies · 867+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 3-24-06 | Oliver North
    "To the barricades!" By Oliver NorthMar 24, 2006 HEIDELBERG, GERMANY -- The streets of this quaint university town are less photogenic these days. Much to the chagrin of the city fathers -- and businesses relying on tourism -- nearly every corner is filled with very un-Teutonic piles of garbage -- the detritus of a weeks-long public workers strike. The accumulated trash may be an eyesore -- and eventually a haven for vermin and rats -- but it hasn't kept the local university students off the streets -- or dampened their enthusiasm for "bringing down the system." All this I learned...
  • From the frontlines in Iraq -- Part II

    02/06/2006 6:22:42 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 2 replies · 746+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    "... thank God we have about 27–million strong supporters by our side as we track down and finish off these ruthless Al Qaeda types and their local henchmen. We aren’t tired, or broken, or losing heart."
  • From the frontlines in Iraq

    01/30/2006 5:00:00 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 12 replies · 632+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Bolger is a gentleman to be sure—polished and articulate—but like a Patton, he is always leading from the front. He regularly goes out on combat operations with his men, and like the fictional General Maximus in the movie “Gladiator,” the real-life fighting General Bolger inspires his subordinates with the salutation, “Strength and Honor!” ... In an exclusive two-part interview with Townhall.com, Bolger discusses the training and standing-up of the new Iraqi army and what motivates the Iraqis to fight. He also explains why Iraq is not devolving into “civil war,” and how we are systematically quashing the insurgency in that...
  • Patton's monument in Plzen to depict story rather than figure

    12/21/2005 7:24:55 AM PST · by Borges · 8 replies · 811+ views
    Prague Monitor ^ | 12/21/05
    PLZEN, West Bohemia, Dec 16 (CTK) - A new monument commemorating U.S. army general George Patton in Plzen, west Bohemia, that was chosen by a jury today is not a figurative statue of the military commander who liberated the city in 1945 but instead consists of various components depicting a story. A jury appointed by city of Plzen today selected the winning proposal from among 18 entries. The winning project has four authors. Whether the monument will indeed be erected in front of the city's Patton museum must still be decided by the city council, jury member Anna Hostickova told...
  • Liberalism and the Feminization of the American Male

    11/22/2005 4:55:02 PM PST · by ritt · 1 replies · 407+ views
    Horsefeathers ^ | 11-22-2005 | Stephen Rittenberg
    Every man is scared in his first battle. If he says he's not, he's a liar. Some men are cowards but they fight the same as the brave men or they get the hell slammed out of them watching men fight who are just as scared as they are. The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared. Some men get over their fright in a minute under fire. For some, it takes an hour. For some, it takes days. But a real man will never let his fear of death overpower his honor, his sense...
  • PATTON MUSIC: PLAY IT LOUD! UNITE! FIGHT! AND WIN! (ALITO IS OURS - THIS IS FOR MARK LEVIN)

    11/11/2005 3:41:03 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 21 replies · 973+ views
    www.uspatrioticpictures.com ^ | November 11, 2005
    Click Here: PATTON MUSIC
  • Past Merit Hiring Problems? (KY's Dem. Governor misused merit system too?)

    11/10/2005 1:17:25 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 2 replies · 409+ views
    WKYT ^ | November 10, 2005 | Staff
    It's what's being called a major announcement from the Governor's office. A tough criticism of former Governor Paul Patton's administration. Governor Fletcher says his staff found a database of more than 7,000 names of people asking for State jobs. He says this is proof Governor Patton's administration manipulated the merit system during his tenure in office. The Governor's office says the database was found during the search for documents in the current merit hiring investigation. The Governor's office says the database shows that when people asked for a job, promotion or a raise, they also needed the political connections to...
  • Veterans Day: For the Uncle I Never Knew But Cannot Forget

    11/09/2005 2:09:40 PM PST · by bogeybob · 23 replies · 747+ views
    Twin City Times (Lewiston, ME) | 11/09/05 | Robert D, Stone
    I often wonder what he was thinking that morning as he crossed that swollen river into Germany. Perched up on the half track, I’m sure the vast majority of his concerns that morning were for the young kids at his feet, buck privates piled into the back of the clattering machine that was half tank and half truck. But I’ll bet one corner of his mind that November morning in 1944 was thinking about going home. Home was Lewiston, Maine. A small town in Maine dominated by old brick textile mills and a smelly river flowing by it. His father...
  • PATTON MUSIC: PLAY IT LOUD! UNITE! FIGHT! AND WIN! (ALITO IS OURS - THIS IS FOR MARK LEVIN)

    11/01/2005 4:13:23 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 12 replies · 927+ views
    PATTON MUSIC
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits The Red Ball Express (Aug-Nov, 1944) - Aug. 26th, 2005

    08/25/2005 10:08:02 PM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 66 replies · 2,782+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • If General Patton were alive today.

    08/05/2005 8:22:43 PM PDT · by Varmint Al · 25 replies · 766+ views
    Internet page ^ | 8/5/5 | Varmint Al
    Here is the speech General Patton would give today to the public. He would immediately be busted to Private Patton, but it is a great speech.Here is the speech: http://patriotfilesannex.org/General_Patton_Message.htmGood Hunting... from Varmint Al
  • Long-Sealed Military Files Will Be Opened

    06/09/2005 8:21:12 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 11 replies · 878+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | June 6, 2005 | By Harry Levins, Post-Dispatch Senior Writer
    Archivists are about to unseal a mother lode of military history along Page Avenue in Overland. A ceremony Saturday at the National Personnel Records Center will mark the opening of military files that until now have been off-limits to most Americans. Among the gems: * Gen. Dwight Eisenhower's rating in mid-1944 of Lt. Gen. George S. Patton Jr. The report closes with these words on Patton: "A brilliant fighter and leader. Impulsive and quick-tempered. Likely to speak in public in an ill-considered fashion." * Gen. Omar Bradley's radiogram in 1951 to Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Tokyo, in which Bradley quotes...
  • The FReeper Foxhole's TreadHead Tuesday - Drummers, Warriors and Storytellers - May 24th, 2005

    05/23/2005 9:41:38 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 91 replies · 2,792+ views
    Army Magazine | July 2002 | Gen. Donn A. Starry, U.S. Army retired
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • 60 Years Ago This Week....

    04/13/2005 6:24:31 PM PDT · by Yasotay · 185 replies · 2,480+ views
    The History Channel? | 13 April 2005 | Yasotay
    Sixty years ago, the US Ninth Army had two bridgeheads across the Elbe River. One was crushed and the other secured. The sixty year old question remains: Should and could we have beaten the Soviets into Berlin?
  • Terminator? Demokrator! .... German Article Comparing U.S. ME Policy To WW II....Pro-US

    03/02/2005 5:50:30 PM PST · by longjack · 36 replies · 1,257+ views
    "Spiegel-Online" ^ | 2 March 2005 | Von Claus Christian Malzahn
    Alle Artikel 02. März 2005 Printer Friendly Version DEBATTETerminator? Demokrator!By Claus Christian Malzahn Iraq, the Palestinian areas, Lebanon: The virus of democracy is rife in the Middle East. German foreign policy must finally react to this pleasant turn of events and look the fact in the eye that liberty and democracy sometimes are brought with fire and sword. DPA Aircraft carrier "USS Abraham Lincoln" on 11. September 2002, the anniversary of the attack on the World-Trade-Center: Even the Nazi Regime wasn't ended by sit-ins in front of the Führer's main headquarters Berlin - George W. Bush - and the...
  • Great France Quotes

    02/26/2005 2:23:17 PM PST · by Richie Rich · 7 replies · 520+ views
    Bizblogger ^ | 02/26/05 | Richie Rich
    Now that Bush has completed his successful European trip, we have a little more time to reflect on our allies and what they mean to us. Specifically, I found some great quotes regarding the French. A couple of my favorites: "I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." --- General George S. Patton "We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it." ----Marge Simpson "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure" ---Jacques Chirac, President of France; and... "As far as France is concerned, you're...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Race to Messina (Jul-Aug 1943) - Feb. 23rd, 2005

    02/22/2005 10:06:56 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 86 replies · 1,488+ views
    American History Magazine | Eric Ethier
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Liberals Have Lost Touch With Reality (Great Read!)

    02/09/2005 5:37:33 PM PST · by wagglebee · 60 replies · 2,298+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/10/05 | Steve Darnell
    General George S. Patton once said, "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack." Those on the left seem to be cynical about everything to do with the war on terrorism. I think if Patton were alive today, he would say liberals lack the courage to fight the enemy, and he would slap a few of them around. Liberals are also cynical about the way the military handles terrorist prisoners. I am sure Patton would tell liberals they lack the basic understanding of warfare and prisoner handling, and he would challenge them to spend...
  • Rosalou Etue, combat nurse in WWII; at 85

    02/06/2005 7:49:14 AM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 298+ views
    AP Wire | February 05 2005 | Associated Press
    SEATTLE -- Rosalou Freeland Etue, a World War II combat nurse who survived capture by the Nazis and received a Bronze Star from General George Patton, has died. She was 85. The former Army captain died Jan. 30 of natural causes, her family said. Ms. Etue was born in New Orleans. In early December 1941, she graduated from New Orleans Charity Hospital nursing school and celebrated by visiting her father, a lawyer with the Justice Department in Washington. While driving past the White House, they saw black curtains and learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. A day later,...
  • Serial rapist pleads guilty, asks for longer sentence

    01/13/2005 11:40:25 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 577+ views
    AP ^ | January 13, 2005
    (Candy) Brewer was attacked by Robert N. Patton Jr., who raped at least 37 women -- 13 of them in the 2 1/2 years that a DNA sample that could have identified him sat in storage, waiting to be entered into a crime database. Patton, 42, pleaded guilty this week, admitting even to 43 offenses that had been dropped because they were too old. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to 68 years in prison -- longer than his plea bargain required -- and fined $2.5 million for 135 counts of rape, kidnapping and burglary.
  • Patton to Troops 1944 (must read) warning: graphic language

    01/01/2005 9:01:45 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 46 replies · 2,368+ views
    Great speeches Timeline ^ | May 17, 1944 | Genl George Patton
    NOTE : This speech contains language that may be considered offensive. User discretion is advised. General George S. Patton, Jr., in characteristic unexpurgated detail, gives his troops a final pep-talk prior to the invasion of Normandy, Enniskillen Manor Grounds, England, May 17, 1944. Men, this stuff some sources sling around about America wanting to stay out of the war and not wanting to fight is a lot of baloney! Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. America loves a winner. America will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise a coward; Americans play...
  • Christmas Eve Combat

    12/23/2004 7:13:11 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 2 replies · 465+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 23, 2004 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    "Surprise attacks in supposedly secure areas. A spike in casualties. A few baffled American commanders. Suspicions of degrading morale within some units. Outright refusal to carry out lawful orders in others. Troops stretched too thin. Blame heaped on planners and those said to be responsible for unreliable intelligence. Sound familiar? It all began 60 years ago — this very Christmas season — when the German army, in a last-ditch effort, smashed through the Ardennes and struck the primary Allied lines in Belgium."
  • The Famous Patton Speech

    12/22/2004 3:57:19 AM PST · by Flavius · 27 replies · 1,704+ views
    Patton ^ | June 5th, 1944 | PATTON
    The Famous Patton Speech Background - General Patton's Address to the Troops - Part I Anyone who has ever viewed the motion picture PATTON will never forget the opening. George Campbell Scott, portraying Patton, standing in front of an immensely huge American flag, delivers his version of Patton's "Speech to the Third Army" on June 5th, 1944, the eve of the Allied invasion of France, code named "Overlord". Scott's rendition of the speech was highly sanitized so as not to offend too many fainthearted Americans. Luckily, the soldiers of the American Army who fought World War II were not so...
  • Town of Bastogne gathers to remember its American liberators

    12/19/2004 6:11:58 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 23 replies · 1,038+ views
    Lubbock AVALANCHE-JOURNAL ^ | December 19, 2004 | AP
    BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Amid snow flurries and a chilling wind, Belgium's King Albert II honored U.S. soldiers who died fighting Nazi Germany 60 years ago in the Battle of the Bulge, the largest land battle for American forces in war. Veterans from across the United States returned Saturday to find this market town that was at the center of the fighting much as it was on that bitter cold December in 1944 — covered in snow and buffeted by wind. The old soldiers, wearing military berets and caps, were greeted with warm applause, hugs and kisses from a grateful...
  • Robert Peterson's Prize-Winning Politically Correct "Teaching 9/11" Lesson Plan

    11/24/2004 11:50:16 AM PST · by maxflack · 2 replies · 640+ views
    November 24, 2004 | Denis Schulz
    http://webpages.charter.net/maxflack/PETERSON.htm
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits Operation Torch - Casablanca (Nov-1942) - October 29th, 2004

    10/28/2004 10:25:45 PM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 125 replies · 3,494+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • US needs to adopt Patton Philosophy in Middle East

    10/27/2004 12:21:02 PM PDT · by chris9soccer · 21 replies · 7,357+ views
    IPRIMIS, monthly journal, Hillsdale College ^ | July 23, 2004 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a fellow in California studies at the Claremont Institute and a distinguished fellow at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his Ph.D. in classics from Stanford University. He has authored, co-authored or edited 14 books, including Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power; Mexifornia: A State of Becoming; and Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think. He has written for several newspapers and journals,...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: What Would Patton Say About the Present War?

    10/25/2004 4:47:30 AM PDT · by Tolik · 11 replies · 748+ views
    VICTORHANSON.COM ^ | October 23, 2004 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The following text is adapted from a transcript of a lecture delivered on July 23, 2004, on board the MS Heidelberg during a Hillsdale College cruise on the Rhine and Moselle rivers. A shorter version of this informal speech was published recently in Imprimis. [and posted here and here] ....Patton, who was both learned and yet not smug about the power of the primordial emotions, understood perfectly the irrational nature of warfare, and the effect that utter defeat or glorious victory have upon an otherwise rational people. No wonder he hated war defined as a purely bureaucratic enterprise or a...
  • General Patton Speaks to the Troops

    10/13/2004 2:25:59 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 7 replies · 599+ views
    http://steven.newton1.home.att.net/ ^ | 2004 | Steven J. Newton
    Well, here we are again today. At war. As I have said many times, war is a constant. After WWI and the “war to end all wars” I told everyone to just wait a while and another one would be right along. I see nothing has changed in that regard and I expect nothing to change in the future. War will always be with us because their will always be tyrants and dictators who think they can rule the world.
  • Revisionist History: What If the South Had Won the Civil War? (Editorial)

    09/26/2004 8:41:19 AM PDT · by GaryL · 145 replies · 18,062+ views
    Spetember 26, 2004 | Gary L. Livacari
    The FReeper Foxhole: As the federal government grows bigger, stronger, and more corrupt with each passing year, maybe it’s time to dream about how life would be today if the South had won the Civil War. Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dateline: July 4th, 1863, Gettysburg, PA: PICKETTS’ CHARGE SMASHES NORTHERN CENTER – YANKS FLEE IN DISARRAY! WEARY LINCOLN SUES FOR PEACE! CONFEDERACY VICTORIOUS! Am I the only one who dares to speculate about how life would be today if the South had actually won the Civil War? I know, I know….“How dare he bring this up! Arrest this raving racist at once!...
  • What Would Patton Say About the Present War?

    10/06/2004 7:48:31 PM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 26 replies · 1,133+ views
    Hillsdale College ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    The following is adapted from a lecture delivered on July 23, 2004, on board the MV Heidelberg during a Hillsdale College cruise on the Rhine and Moselle rivers. What can we imagine George Patton might say about the present war? Lots. Based on what he himself said and wrote, his record in the field, and what scholars have written about him, I think we have some reasonable ideas. I'll begin with Patton's strategic thinking, then follow with suppositions about tactical and operational doctrine. Patton was not merely a great tactician, as Eisenhower seemed to think in deprecating his larger advice...
  • Pioneer Adult Filmmaker Russ Meyer Dies

    09/22/2004 7:30:13 AM PDT · by Lockbar · 71 replies · 2,739+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Sept.22, 2004 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Russ Meyer, who helped spawn the "skin flick" with such films as "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" and "Vixen," has died. He was 82. Meyer died Saturday at his home in the Hollywood Hills, according to his company, RM Films International Inc. Spokeswoman Janice Cowart said Meyer had suffered from dementia and died of complications of pneumonia. Meyer's films were considered pornographic in their time but are less shocking by today's standards, with their focus on violence and large-busted women but little graphic sex.
  • GENERAL PATTON SPEAKS ON WOMEN IN THE MILITARY

    09/16/2004 1:36:56 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 4 replies · 219+ views
    http://steven.newton1.home.att.net/ ^ | 2004 | Steven J. Newton
    Well, now, I have heard some stupid ideas in my life but this social experiment using the military as a test ground for women in roles that place them in combat situations is horse crap. And you will just have to excuse me because it is NOT my job to be politically correct. It is my job to make sure my army can fight.
  • GENERAL PATTON SPEAKS ON WOMEN IN COMBAT

    09/16/2004 7:45:46 AM PDT · by Steve Newton · 4 replies · 777+ views
    http://steven.newton1.home.att.net/ ^ | 2004 | Steven J. Newton
    Well, now, I have heard some stupid ideas in my life but this social experiment using the military as a test ground for women in roles that place them in combat situations is horse crap. And you will just have to excuse me because it is NOT my job to be politically correct. It is my job to make sure my army can fight.
  • General Patton Speaks on Gays in the Military

    09/13/2004 4:20:24 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 8 replies · 311+ views
    http://steven.newton1.home.att.net/ ^ | 2004 | Steven J. Newton
    You know, America must have really changed for you people to even have the balls to ask me such a question. Gay: what is that? Do you mean men that have sex with other men and that look upon a member of the same sex as an object of desire? My god people where has the moral clarity in this country gone?
  • GENERAL PATTON SPEAKS ON THE NEWS MEDIA

    09/06/2004 2:13:36 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 34 replies · 1,161+ views
    http://steven.newton1.home.att.net/ ^ | 2004 | Steven J. Newton
    Ok, you all have finally came up with a topic that just pisses me off. You folks don’t even have a news media anymore. You have ghouls who want to see the flag draped caskets of our honored war dead. And why? They say its because YOU have a right to know. BULL DUNG!! Its because they want to hurt the morale of this country. I don’t want any of them close to my casket.
  • Military Historians Recording The Past for the Future’s Use ("Captured" French Tanks in Afghanistan)

    09/04/2004 7:47:28 PM PDT · by COEXERJ145 · 19 replies · 1,137+ views
    DefendAmerica.mil ^ | U.S. Army Pfc. Christina Carde
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan — As the U.S. military moves forward onto future operations, the mission of some is to ensure the great deeds of the past are always remembered and on record for future military generations. Story writing, mission documentation, and artifact recovery are some of the duties the 326th Military History Detachment, deployed from Columbus, Ohio, performs in their mission of telling the Army’s story. “Our mission here is to document mission accomplishments and information on relics found in country,” said Army Maj. Charles Boyd. “We also accompany units on operations to determine whether weapons and other artifacts have any...