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Below are the two final essays to be posted on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed. The first one is written by a friend -- screen name 'Euro-American Scum' -- who, over the past four years, has been the most faithful essayist here. He has written about everything from his pilgrimage to Normandy in 2004 to take part in the 60th–year commemoration of the invasion, to his memories of his tour in Vietnam. His dedication to America’s founding principles ... and those who have sacrificed to preserve them over the past 200+ years ... is unequaled. Thank you, E-A-S. It has been a privilege to include your writing here, and it is a privilege to call you my friend.

The second essay is my own farewell. And with it I thank all of the many regular visitors, and those who may have only dropped in occasionally, for coming here. I hope you learned something. I hope a seed or two was planted. But, even if not, I thank you for stopping by ... 25 March, 2010


A pre-post disclaimer (for the benefit of any hand-wringing, bellyaching liberal lurkers): It is not my intent to diminish the terrible tragedy of lost courageous American and Iraqi civilian lives, but instead to poke fun at the media’s feeble, agenda-driven, drumbeat attempt to portray the loss of life in this war as historically unprecedented (I would imagine that convoluted concept would be a hard pill to swallow for the descendants of the 19,000 British soliders who lost their lives in one day during World War I's Battle of the Somme.)
Today's Media-Reported Iraq Death Toll

According to the mainstream media, as of today the number of people killed in Iraq equals the death toll from the Irish potato famine ... plus the amount of wood that a woodchuck chucks ... plus the square root of Katie Couric’s IQ ... plus the length of the hypotenuse ... plus 19.

We’re obviously in a quagmire.


D_o'connor said...


Anonymous said...

Careful! Some liberal is going to visit here and demand you get some sensitivity training. {G}

Anonymous said...

So this is what they mean by new math.

robmaroni said...

You can't take the square root of a negative number.

Anonymous said...

Too funny! It brings back college memories.

Anonymous said...


Are you married? ;)

sandra said...

"the square root of Katie Couric’s IQ ... "

I am not a mathematician

but if anyone here is---

please tell me if it is possible to get the square root of number below zero.

ethan_allen said...

please tell me if it is possible to get the square root of number below zero.

In that case, you have to replace it with the exponent of the logarithm of the sum of the digits in your brother's birthdate.

If you have no brother, all bets are off.

Next question?