Saturday, November 19, 2005

Murtha of God


Two days ago, Congressman John Murtha tore the knickers off of the administrations deferments and ripped them into little flaglets as he came out against the war and the way it has been managed.

"It is time for a change in direction. Our military is suffering, the future of our country is at risk. We cannot continue on the present course. It is evident that continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interests of the United States of America, the Iraqi people or the Persian Gulf region," Murtha said.

Here is the video from Brad Blog.

And here is a Congressperson dressed like a Republican luncheon napkin giving the infantile school yard response.

And here is the official school yard response.

Congressman Murtha is a respected veteran and politician who has a record of supporting a strong America. So it is baffling that he is endorsing the policy positions of Michael Moore and the extreme liberal wing of the Democratic party. The eve of an historic democratic election in Iraq is not the time to surrender to the terrorists. After seeing his statement, we remain baffled -- nowhere does he explain how retreating from Iraq makes America safer

Murtha is close to the generals in the pentagon and he is no chicken hawk. UPI claims in an editorial that his position will transform the dialogue.

For lots of video on yesterday's animal house behavior, go to the Democratic Underground.

In the meantime, Bob Woodward turns his coat.

And Fitzgerald goes for a new Grand Jury.



On another note.

Today is the End of Earthfamilyalpha

Year One


In this year, this site has grown to be in the top 2500 sites

in the country. But more importantly, with the translator,

Earthfamilyalpha is becoming a global site.

More on this tomorrow.

But for now,

Thanks to SB.

Thanks to Polit thoughts.

And thanks to Dorothy.

And thanks to all of you

who have given us your encouragement,

And your thoughtful comments.

These were the first words last November.

Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the government, nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it. Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Institute address, Feb 27, 1860

FEAR IS A SCARY THING
BUT HOPE IS A POWERFUL THING
AND WE MUST HAVE JUSTICE
SO IT WILL BE FAIR
AND COURAGE
IS VERY ENCOURAGING

And These are not the Last.

For we cannot know what the wind sees,

and we cannot see the wind write its song

when the night is still,

and the dark walks weeping.

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9 Comments:

Blogger head lem said...

Murtha is a Traitor.

We Lemmings always stay the course.

Once you dig yourself into a hole,
you keep going, deeper and deeper.
Committment and consistency are the hallmarks of courage and character. It is only a foolish and weak Lemming who backs away from the edge of the ledge.

Murtha has no courage.
Murtha has never looked fear in the face.
Our glorious leaders are the truthful ones. They have never deferred from duty. They preserve a noble cause. They stay the course. Our Lemming Democracy is on the March to Triumph and Mission-Accomplishedtism!! Let us never waiver from the path appointed to us by the higher father. It is to a far far better place we go.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And a good year. Thanks OZ for the effort. JS

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to see the war critics rail more effectively against the disasterous effect this war has had on the economy.
A seemingly mild mannered docent at the LBJ Library commented to me that Iraq was only at 2,000 soldiers killed whereas the Vietnam War had cost 60,000 lives. He didn't consider these wars at all comparable.
Maybe such Americans would be moved by the fact that with the Iraq war this president has borrowed and spent more money in his administration than forty two previous presidents combined.
When lost lives don't seem to matter, maybe wasted money could effectively rile them up to oppose this disasterous war.

Yes, Oz, kudos for a very good year.
FM

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations and thanks, Mr. O. You keep me more than informed. By the way, where did the last four lines come from? Very beautiful poetry.

10:51 AM  
Blogger OZ said...

Those words came from the reservoir of all good poetry and song,,,the creative noosphere.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Dorothy said...

Thanks OZ because I learned with every posting of this first year. I'm proud to be part of if and hope to keep
contributing with the development of EARTHFAMILYALPHA, one of the best blogs I know. Always punctual, always precise, strong, straight and on time. If I had to grade EFA from 0 to 10 I'll give it a 20.
Keep it up and us on your side!
Enhorabuena!
Dorothy

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the END OF EARTH FAMILY ALPHA? sheesh. WHY?

7:07 PM  
Blogger OZ said...

not the end, not the end of the beginning, not even the beginning of the end, but the beginning of the beggining.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Oz, you've done a great job!! K

8:44 AM  

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