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REQUIEM

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

1/31/2010

Maybe Cliff Does Know a Thing or Two After All ...


This isn’t the Democratic party of our fathers and grandfathers. This is the party of Woodstock hippies. I was at Woodstock – I built the stage. And when everything fell apart, and people were fighting for peanut-butter sandwiches, it was the National Guard who came in and saved the same people who were protesting them. So when Hillary Clinton a few years ago wanted to build a Woodstock memorial, I said it should be a statue of a National Guardsman feeding a crying hippie ... actor John Ratzenberger

7 comments:

John Galt said...

I saw the cast of Cheers interviewed on a retrospective program recently and of all of the cast the only two who seemed intelligent and not arrogant were Kelsey Grammer and John Ratzenberger, as far as I know the only two conservatives in the bunch.

Al Boniface said...

I saw that same show, and I was surprised to see how conceited Woody Harrelson was. It seemed like the more conservative the actor (Harrelson and Danson are a flaming liberals) the more obnoxious they were. Ratzenberger and Grammer were soft spoken and intelligent. Expand that to the whole country and you see why we're in the mess we're in.

Cal Brindisi said...

Wow! And I thought he was just a dorky know-it-all!

Rob Maroni said...

LOL! Real words of wisdom from someone we all thought was an idiot. :>)

3timesalady said...

Kudo's to Mr. Ratzenberger. He is a stranger in a strange land out in Hollyweird.

Anonymous said...

Clavin rocks!!!! ;)

Barry up the road said...

I love it!!