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  • George Steinbrenner, RIP: The Best, Mistranslated; The Worst, Exaggerated

    07/13/2010 3:07:45 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | 13 July 2010 | Yours, Truly
    Perhaps his health wasn't quite the best since he relinquished control, though it kind of figured that he might deny it---as indeed he did, challenging "anyone" to come down his way and try even a portion of the workouts through which he claimed to put himself. >But it almost figured it might take a "massive" heart attack to send George Steinbrenner to his reward over a week after he celebrated his eightieth birthday. Short of a SWAT team Steinbrenner seemed indestructible, even when acknowledging his mortality in perhaps the only way he knew: surrendering minute-to-minute control of the Yankees (does...
  • (John) Wooden Was Greatest Coach Ever

    06/04/2010 10:18:12 PM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 76 replies · 805+ views
    Foxsports ^ | 6/4/10 | Jeff Goodman
    With all due respect to Bob Knight, Mike Krzyzewski and even Bear Bryant and Vince Lombardi, John Wooden was in a class by himself. Wooden will go down as the most accomplished coach anywhere. Ever. The Wizard of Westwood won 10 national titles in a 12-year span, including a remarkable seven consecutive from 1967 through ’73. Wooden’s success is almost unfathomable. Wooden passed away on Friday night at the UCLA Medical Center, just months prior to his 100th birthday on Oct. 14. Wooden was still mentally sharp in his 90s and was spotted at UCLA games and other events.
  • Memorial Day: On Hallowed Ground

    05/30/2010 4:36:33 PM PDT · by Reagan79 · 1 replies · 197+ views
    The Acton Institute ^ | May 28, 2010 | Ray Nothstine
    When I lived in Hawaii my family visited Punchbowl National Cemetery to see where my grandfather’s high school buddy was buried. He was killed in the Pacific Theatre in World War II. As a child I had two thoughts that day. It was taking a long time to find his grave simply because it was a sea of stones and I remember thinking at the time, I wonder if his family wanted him buried here, so far from home. Did his loved ones ever see his grave? We can comprehend the price of liberty in the thousands of American soldiers,...
  • Memorial Day best song/tribute to Vietnam wall I have ever seen

    05/30/2010 8:06:54 AM PDT · by JNRoberts · 8 replies · 452+ views
    You Tube ^ | 11/30/07 | Rolling Thunder
    Vietnam Wall Tribute
  • (Vanity) Does anyone have a link to footage of President Karzai's visit to Arlington?

    05/14/2010 4:21:14 AM PDT · by SueRae · 4 replies · 199+ views
    none | 5/13/2010 | self
    I tried to watch at Foxlive but the link didn't work. Thanks
  • Defense Leaders, Karzai Honor Fallen Troops at Arlington

    05/13/2010 8:37:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 211+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 13, 2010 – Afghan President Hamid Karzai, flanked by America’s top defense leaders, walked among the white marble tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery today, a silent tribute to U.S. servicemembers who made the ultimate sacrifice, many while battling terrorism in Afghanistan.Video Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and John C. Metzler Jr., superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, tour the cemetery's Section 60, in Arlington, Va., May 13, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates; Navy Adm. Mike...
  • Bataan Death March Survivors Honored

    04/18/2004 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 28 replies · 1,698+ views
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | 4/18/2004 | BILL WAGNER
    "Recognition Day is a time to remember those veterans who gave up their freedom to protect ours."Roland E. Moore Director, VA Medical Center Sixty-two years ago, America watched as Japanese forces squeezed U.S. Army and Filipino troops onto a narrow Philippine peninsula on Manila Bay. The American commander, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, was ordered to leave for Australia and Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright was left the task of surrendering his 37,000 exhausted troops on April 9, 1942. Those men and 10,000 defenders of Corregidor, an island fortress in Manila Bay that surrendered May 6, were rounded up by the Japanese and...
  • Anthony Flew, a former atheist who discovered God, RIP

    04/23/2010 4:13:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 427+ views
    PatrickMadrid ^ | April 23, 2010 | Patrick Madrid
    World Pays Tribute on Death of Atheist Turned Believer Leading academics, philosophers and members of the Christian faith across the world continue to pay tribute to Antony Flew, the famed British atheist and thinker who discovered God at the end of his life. The renowned rationalist philosopher died earlier this month at age 87 and continues to be remembered in obituaries and tributes world-wide. Those paying tribute to him include Catholic Theology professors from the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, well known American rabbis such as Rabbi Brad Hirshfield from New York and leading philosphers from academia such as Dr...
  • EDITORIAL: Sink the Murtha--The Navy can do better than honoring this hack

    04/14/2010 6:53:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2010 | Editorial
    The late Rep. John Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, has achieved his highest undeserved honor. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has decided to name the Navy's newest San Antonio Class amphibious transport-dock LPD 26 the USS John P. Murtha. This is a slap in the face to every service member who bridled when Murtha publicly accused Marines in Iraq of intentionally killing women and children in cold blood. Murtha made his views known after details emerged about a firefight in Haditha in November 2005 in which 24 Iraqis were killed. Murtha accused the Marines of engaging in premeditated murder and agreed with MSNBC's...
  • The Glory of Poland

    04/12/2010 12:41:25 PM PDT · by lizol · 30 replies · 1,109+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 12, 2010 | ROGER COHEN
    The Glory of Poland By ROGER COHEN Published: April 12, 2010 NEW YORK — My first thought, hearing of the Polish tragedy, was that history’s gyre can be of an unbearable cruelty, decapitating Poland’s elite twice in the same cursed place, Katyn. My second was to call my old friend Adam Michnik in Warsaw. Michnik, an intellectual imprisoned six times by the former puppet-Soviet Communist rulers, once told me: “Anyone who has suffered that humiliation, at some level, wants revenge. I know all the lies. I saw people being killed. But I also know that revanchism is never ending. And...
  • Obama Orders US Flags at Half Staff for Miners

    04/12/2010 11:57:44 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 61 replies · 2,139+ views
    newsmax ^ | 4/12/10
    President Barack Obama has ordered U.S. flags in West Virginia to be flown at half staff in honor of 29 miners killed in the Upper Big Branch mine explosion. In a proclamation issued Monday, Obama said all U.S. flags in the state are to be flown at half staff until sunset on Sunday. The proclamation comes as federal and state mine safety officials begin their investigation into the nation's worst coal-related mine accident in 40 years. Crews are still working to recover the last of the victims. Recovery attempts have been hampered by high levels of hazardous gases. State Office...
  • Faces of the crew and security officers, who died on the plane with Polish President

    04/11/2010 1:44:30 PM PDT · by lizol · 39 replies · 3,159+ views
    Officers of the Government Security Office Lt. Colonel Jarosław Florczak Captain Dariusz Michałowski Lieutenant Pawel Janeczek 2nd Lieutenant Piotr Nosek Warrant Officer Jacek Surowka Warrant Officer Marek Uleryk Warrant Officer Paweł Krajewski Junior Warrant Officer Agnieszka Pogródka-Węcławek Crew of the airplane Captain Pilot Arkadiusz Protasiuk Major Pilot Robert Grzywna Lieutenant Pilot Artur Ziętek Senior Warrant Officer Artur Francuz Warrant Officer Andrzej Michalak Flight attendant Barbara Maciejczyk Flight attendant Natalia Januszko Flight attendant Justyna Moniuszko
  • Cherokee's Mankiller remembered as humble patriot

    04/10/2010 10:27:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 490+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 10
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) -- Former Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller is being remembered as a patriot who was remarkable for both her strength and humility. Hundreds of members of the Cherokee Nation and 170 tribal, state and federal officials gathered Saturday at a memorial service for Mankiller in Tahlequah (TAL'-ih-kwah), about 70 miles east of Tulsa. Mankiller led the Cherokee Nation from December 1985 until 1995. She died Tuesday at age 64 after a bout with pancreatic cancer......
  • Thread of condolences to the Polish People

    04/10/2010 7:33:29 AM PDT · by crz · 90 replies · 1,775+ views
    4-10-10 | crz
    To our Polish friends.
  • Commentary: Dignified Transfer Offers Fitting Tribute

    03/15/2010 4:54:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 224+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 15, 2010 – I stepped out from the van and onto the rain-drenched flightline, shivering from the cold that seemed to whip straight through my wool coat. I had traveled to Dover Air Force Base, Del., in late February to write stories about the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center. I wasn’t supposed to start working until morning, but I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to witness an event known as a dignified transfer, which marks the return of a servicemember who has died while supporting a combat operation overseas to U.S. soil. I looked up...
  • Academy apologizes for Farrah Fawcett snub (Forgets about her in tribute of stars who died in 2009)

    03/10/2010 12:28:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies · 2,260+ views
    CNN ^ | 03/10/2010
    It was no oversight. The executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apologized to the friends, family and fans of Farrah Fawcett, who was conspicuously omitted from Sunday night's Oscar-event tribute to Hollywood personalities who had died over the past year. While some agents and publicists, besides actors, were included in the memorial, Fawcett, a high-profile star better known for her TV work (who also appeared on the big screen), was not. Neither was Gene Barry -- who was seen in both versions of "War of the Worlds" -- or Bea Arthur. Among those criticizing...
  • Proposal to Name Philadelphia Naval Shipyard after John Murtha

    03/05/2010 7:57:14 AM PST · by Starman417 · 21 replies · 572+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-04-10 | Skye
    Philadelphia democrats have proposed naming the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard after the disgraced and deceased John Murtha. I. Kid. You. Not. The same John Murtha who worked closely with anti war groups in developing a 'slow bleed' strategy in order to undermine the ability of our troops to successfully engage terrorists in Iraq. The same John Murtha that accused the now exonerated Haditha Marines of murder and war crimes: [VIDEO AT SITE] Murtha has an airport named after him, let that be. It would be more meaningful to name the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard after one of Philly's fallen soldiers. This is...
  • An interview with Alexander Haig, a true Cold Warrior

    02/28/2010 4:08:37 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 25 replies · 776+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 28, 2010 | James Rosen
    After eight years of refusing my requests for an interview about the Nixon presidency, retired Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr., accosted in the Fox News green room, finally relented. Our tape-recorded session -- held in Haig's downtown office on July 27, 2000 -- lasted nearly three hours. I published some portions in a book I wrote on Watergate but decided to keep the vast majority private until Haig's death. Haig, who served as secretary of state under Reagan and chief of staff in Nixon's White House, died Feb. 20 at age 85. In the interview, he was in rare form:...
  • Friends, musicians honor victims of 1960 Navy Band crash

    02/27/2010 4:24:14 AM PST · by shove_it · 16 replies · 533+ views
    WaPo ^ | 26 Feb 10 | Michael E. Ruane
    [...] It was blustery and cold in Section 48 of Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday afternoon, and the wind shook the branches of the giant tree that now shelters the graves of 14 lost musicians of the U.S. Navy Band. But 50 years to the day after they, along with five fellow musicians, perished in a plane crash, their widows, children and comrades gathered with members of the current Navy Band to pay tribute at the spot where most of them rest: two lines of headstones, violins and clarinets, French horns and trumpets, as if still in formation. It was...
  • Farewell to a Hero, Al Haig

    02/25/2010 5:43:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 376+ views ^ | February 25, 2010 | Matt Towery
    My recent bouts of vertigo, and the fall and concussion that resulted from one of them, meant that I was unable to attend the funeral services for a great American, Al Haig. So I'll eulogize him as best I can in this column space. Thank you, Gen. Haig. Had it not been for your decisive thinking and iron resolve in essentially acting briefly as our president during those grim days at the Nixon White House in the summer of 1974, America could easily have become a vulnerable target to the Soviet Union or other enemies. I was an acquaintance of...