Conan O’Brien interviews Chris Kyle

In this 2012 interview, Conan is respectful, and Kyle is humble.

A wonderful interview indeed.

“You don’t have to call me sir; I’m a talk show host.”

Think of how many students Chris Kyle could have trained.

Such a shame.

BZ

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73 years ago today: “Lest we forget”

Pearl Harbor SurvivorPearl Harbor Survivor 2014, Rose Petals on WaterPearl Harbor 1 Pearl Harbor 2 Pearl Harbor 3 Pearl Harbor 4 Pearl Harbor 5 Pearl Harbor 6 Pearl Harbor 7 Pearl Harbor 8 Pearl Harbor 9In Fornicalia, there are fewer than 40 Pearl Harbor survivors alive.  Any sailor living in 1941 would have been roughly 18 to 20 years old, putting them in their 90s now.  In a few years, there won’t be any Pearl Harbor survivors at all.  Will we recall and honor their sacrifice?

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

- Naval Marshal General Isoroku Yamamoto

The men who fought were indeed The Greatest Generation.  God bless them, and God bless all our current warriors who fight abroad, and those who work the streets nationally.

I believe it is incumbent upon us as Conservatives to do our duty, to ensure this country does not collapse from within due to the malfeasance and ministrations of those who would in fact attempt to change and convert this country from one of strength, influence, vigor and pride to one of dependence, subservience and a secondary world status.

We as Conservatives must fight to ensure that those lives from The Greatest Generation in World War II were not lost for nothing.  It is our responsibility and our obligation.

BZ

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Facts about Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona.  Pearl Harbor survivor, Jim Carter, still remembers that fateful dayMaurice Storck tells his personal story here; a great piece by Servative Twitter: @servative.  And like that fateful day, today is Sunday.

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God bless all our warriors, past and present, who preserved our freedom, liberated countries and kept the world from being subsumed by evil.God bless America; the last, best hope of the entire planet.BZ

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God bless all our warriors, past and present, who preserved our freedom, liberated countries and kept the world from being subsumed by evil.God bless America; the last, best hope of the entire planet.BZ

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God bless all our warriors, past and present, who preserved our freedom, liberated countries and kept the world from being subsumed by evil.God bless America; the last, best hope of the entire planet.BZ

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God bless the United States, the last and best hope for the future of the entire planet, and the United States soldier, who has kept the entire planet safe to this point.

BZ

 

An interesting exchange on my Veterans Day post:

I wrote about Veterans Day here, back on Monday, November 11th.

Since then, there has been an interesting exchange in the comments section of that post, which I just now read today.

First, there was this comment from an individual called the bystander:

Comment 1Then, Joe, who reads regularly and chimes in occasionally, covered my six and replied to the bystander:

Comment 2Apparently the bystander, now the new and improved the bystande, had much more to say, and today responded to Joe and to myself:

Comment 3I find this interesting in one vein and yet deeply disturbing in a number of others.

It is interesting insofar as an individual feels compelled to respond to what is customarily a puff piece on a particular holiday (whose sole job is to honor those who have served this nation) with excoriation for slights he’s never suffered, and certainly not at my hands.

It is disturbing, however, in that this individual doesn’t believe he is a part of The Greatest Generation and, that he cares not for the appellation.  I find that curious.  According to his words, though, he did not fight in WWII and apparently was too young to do so, I can only conclude.

Further disturbing is the fact that the bystander believes that my attempt to honor my father and my two uncles, who all served in WWII — and by dint, my grandfather, who served in WWI, and all those tens of thousands of persons who served their country — is somehow shallow, superficial and insincere.  Even more disturbing, that it is totally unwarranted.

As, of course, the bystander clearly speaks for each and every member of The Greatest Generation, by overwhelming proxy.

Except I suspect this is not truly the case.

In the manner of attempting to keep this discourse as civil as possible, sir, I did not come to your home and pee in your pool.  I have not knocked at your door in order to insult you personally and diminish your work and your service.  I am wondering why you may believe that coming to my blog and insulting my attempt to honor people who deserve honor, and to insult myself as well, is worthy of your time.

In reply to some of your points: obviously, having served in law enforcement for nearly 40 years isn’t virtuous.  At most, you served for four years.  And yes, I have been shot at.  And yes, I have had to shoot.  One person is no longer walking on this planet because of me.  I worked for the FBI, was a sworn US Marshal, and have worked for my current department for 36 years.  I worked Patrol, and also as an investigator in Theft, Robbery, Child Abuse, Sex Assaults, Warrants and Homicide.  Every action I take is scrutinized in courts, sometimes for weeks.  Everyone watches and everyone second guesses.  I’m sure you operated in that climate where everyone second-guessed your every action as well.  My guess is: not so much.  Your ROEs were just a tad bit less restrictive than mine.

Overall, of course, you’re correct.  I don’t understand.  I have no concept of brotherhood or service or camaraderie or bravery or fidelity or duty or sacrifice.  I’m just a stupid cop.  As you write: “Handing out traffic tickets and pulling over dumb niggers for DWB is not combat. Law enforcement is to combat as jerking off is to sex.”

So yes, I had the opportunity, via the technology of WordPress, to eliminate your comments or allow them to stand.

I allowed them to stand for a very salient reason: I am using you as an illustration.  And that is this: age and experience does not always make for compassion or wisdom or understanding.  My mother-in-law, just before she passed away, said that some persons are put on this planet as an example of what not to do.

I allowed the comments to stand because you readily made yourself appear the racist bonehead — you certainly didn’t require my assistance for that.

And you, sir, are truly an excellent illustration for my points.

Thank you kindly.

BZ

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In case any reader would like to tell this gentleman how much you embrace his thoughts, his e-mail address is: dybee@aircar.com.  You see, sir, every time you comment on a blog, the technology captures your e-mail address.  You may care to know that.