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Friday, November 10, 2006

VETERANS DAY

Today, with Americans fighting and dying in two wars, it seems fitting to remember that all we do and say, here on this blog, in court, anywhere, is because for over two hundred and thirty years Americans have answered the call to fight for freedom against oppression.

Agree with the wars or do not agree with the wars. For 364 days we can argue and fault our politicians for getting us into those wars.

But today is a day of remembrance and thanks.

Dozens of Americans every month are being buried in Arlington cemetery. The Boys of the trenches from WWI and the Boys of Normandy from WWII lie in French cemeteries, never to return to their homeland. But never forgotten.

The Boys of Guadancanal and Iwo Jima rest for eternity on islands on the other side of the world . Most Americans will never see their distant, lonely graves. But today we remember.

The Pilots and Sailors from the Carrier Lexington, sunk in the Battle of the Coral Sea, rest in the Pacific. No graves mark their sacrifice. But today we remember.

We could go on and on. Thousands of battles in world wars, from Africa to China.
The Marines in Korea. 50 thousand names on a black wall in Washington for the men and women who died in Vietnam. Antietam- the bloodiest day in American History, and only Americans fighting each other died.

Whatever the war; wherever the conflict, Americans have answered the call.

Today we remember.

And while it doesn't seem nearly enough:

Thank You.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

AND NOW IT IS TIME FOR SOME OTHER COUNTRY TO STEP UP AND BE THE WORLD LEADER WHILE WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN: OUR BORDERS, OUR SCHOOLS WHERE CHILDREN RISK DEATH BY ATTENDING, ON GUNS, BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, PEDOFILES AND SEXUAL PREDATORS, HOMELESS, 2 MILLION IN PRISONS-MORE THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY, A POROUS BORDER, 10% ILLITERACY AND MILLIONS LIVING WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE AND ON CREDIT/HOME EQUITY. LET SOME OTHER COUNTRY BURY ITS 18-25 YEAR OLD MEN BY THE THOUSANDS. WE'VE DONE OUR SHARE FOR 60 YEARS. EUROPE CAN DEFEND ITSELF, THEY HAVE MONEY. WE NEED TO BRING OUR TROOPS HOME KEEPING A BASE OF 25000 IN IRAQ IN CASE THINGS FALL ABOUT WHEN WE GIVE THEM BACK THEIR COUNTRY. TOTAL AMERICANS KILLED IN WARS IN MY LIFETIME; APPROXIMATELY 62000 WHICH IS ALMOST 1000 A YEAR. PREDICTION; THE NEW SECY OF DEFENSE WILL ESCALATE THE WAR BECAUSE GENERALS HAVE COMPLAINED OF NOT ENOUGH TROOPS- IN SHORT TERM WE WILL ESCALATE LONG BEFORE WE START BRINGING TROOPS HOME AND WE WILL BE IN IRAQ AT LEAST 2 MORE YEARS AND U.S. WAR CASUALTIES WILL TOP 5000 BY THEN- THEY STILL HAVEN'T HIT US HARD OVER THERE AND OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE STAYED OUT OF IT WHICH HAS BEEN A MINOR MIRACLE ITSELF. AND DON'T FORGET 15000 AMERICANS HAVE COME BACK BURNED, BLIND OR AS AMPUTEEES AND MOST JOINED THE MILITARY BECAUSE THEY HAD NO JOBS IN THEIR SMALL TOWN.THIS BLOG IS READ AROUND THE WORLD AND HAS MORE INFLUNCE THAN RUMPOLE INTENDED.

OFF TOPIC, SORRY said...

I received a magazine called South Florida Legal Guide. It lists the top lawyers in South Florida. There's a list of top "Up and Comers." These are attorneys under the age of 41 who have been ranked by the older top attorneys as top up and comers. I was actually impressed by the list until I saw Jackie Woodward's name on the list. That was it. I threw away the magazine. Bogus list.

Rumpole said...

THIS BLOG IS READ AROUND THE WORLD AND HAS MORE INFLUNCE THAN RUMPOLE INTENDED.

Really?

Anonymous said...

Sure rump, I read it in tampa!!!

Anonymous said...

I logged in while vacationing abroad, and a mighty fine broad she was.

Anonymous said...

Sure Rump. I heard Putin quoted it yesterday. You should create a foreign policy department before things spin out of control......

Rumpole said...

Putin and I had a very private disagreement. We are no longer speaking. He's an obnoxious Ruskie, and I don't trust him.

Rumpole said...

You didn't see us in that Magazine under up and coming. However, if they had a section for "Old and in decline" then you might have seen us prominently displayed.

Anonymous said...

I've seen that magazine for years. Wanna be an "Up and Comer?" or "One of South Florida's Greatest Lawyers?," then just buy a one page ad in the magazine.

The advertiser list and the list of super lawyers is virtually the same. The company that runs that rag is owned by the ame company that owns the Daily Business Review.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I heard Gina Mendez Locke-N-Load lists the BLOG in her resume.....

Anonymous said...

Now we know how to figure out Rumpole's identity. Whoever the father is of the youngest department head at UM... that has to be Rumpy. :-)

Anonymous said...

3:02:00 is almost right...only we need to bring all the troops home and not leave 25,000 there at all. This is Vietnam all over again. There is no "Peace with honor". There's only death by slowly twisting in the winds of war in a place we have no right to be or stay. It is not our place to pre-ordain or like what Iraq becomes and by staying we become the imperialist nation we are criticized for. Damn George Bush for getting us there, damn us for staying.

Anonymous said...

Appears the JQC is taking Mcgillis complaint against Judge Rothenberg seriously:

http://www.operationrestorejustice.com/JQC%20LETTER%20NOV%207%202006.pdf

Anonymous said...

Someone wants to keep talking about Gina Mendez. Why? She's done. She lost. Let it go already.

Anonymous said...

we have to leave a military base in iraq, it is the only way the military-industrial complex will let us pull out and it will prevent spread of aggression in the middle east and keep other nations from attacking iraq after we leave- if it can be done with 10000 so be it, take our troops out of germany, italy and japan if necessary or scale them down. and now that germany is declaring our secy. of defense a war criminal -well fuck those nazis.rumfeld carried out a shitty job poorly but someone had to do it. if we didn't retaliate against someone after 9/11 the president would be impeached or assasinated. ask jfk.

Anonymous said...

U R RIGHT 10:38, GiNa MeNdEz LoCkE-n-LoAd is a loser.

Anonymous said...

DONT BE SO HARD ON RUMPHILS WIFE JACKIE WOODWARD. SHE MAY BE AN UP AND COMER IF YOU WANT SOMEONE TO HANDLE A SPEEDING TICKET OR VIOLATION OF A RIGHT OF WAY

Anonymous said...

7:56.....Please Darrin. The Bar/JQC takes all complaints seriously. That letter you posted on your site is a form document. Get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

someone rolled out from under a rock with an attitude!!