Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

Be it Memorial Day or any other day, let us never forget the sacrifices of those who served our nation and sometimes paid the ultimate price. Hope n' Change humbly thanks these men and women and their families.

Let today be a day of awareness, gratitude, and a reminder that each of us carries a debt to be worthy of what others have given us.


We're breaking policy by discussing politics on Memorial Day, but we feel compelled to comment on Barack Obama's reprehensible actions in Hiroshima over Memorial Day Weekend. 

We can forgive him for laying a wreath for Hiroshima's dead, but can not forgive his characterization of America's use of the atomic bomb as immoral. Specifically, he said he desires: "a future in which Hiroshima and Nagasaki are known not as the dawn of atomic warfare but as the start of our own moral awakening."

The start, Barry? Really? We weren't behaving morally before you came along to lecture us?

People are debating whether or not the president's words constituted an "apology," but they're missing the more significant point of Obama's anti-nuclear speech. He called out our nation as having been in the wrong morally, but did not - could not - apologize because he would have to identify himself as representing the United States to do so. And in this case, as in so many others, he was presenting himself as an outsider - a citizen of the world - speaking disdainfully to our country rather than for our country. 

The bombing of Hiroshima was a terrible necessity and most experts agree that in the end it saved countless lives - including Japanese lives.

For Barack Hussein Obama to label our nation and our warriors immoral on this weekend of somber remembrance is beyond the pale. He can't possibly leave office soon enough.

For the benefit of Homeland Security, we'll point out that Mr. Trump is the entirely metaphorical bomb in this cartoon.


Joseph ET said...

Barack Obama keeps finding new lows to go to! The more he does the more angry I get and all I can do is wait for him to go to his next job. I would bet he couldn’t make through two weeks in any of our eight week military basic training camps.

Good news: Chick-fil-A has placed a “Missing in Action” table in each of their stores.

Time to purchase a sandwich!

Bluebird Bob said...

I think ALL people running for President should have spent some time in the military. Then they wouldn't be so quick to send our troops to places where they have no business being.
From a retired Army Aviator Huey driver. said...

I'm an American and like so many others that came before me and after me I served in our united states military and never once have I had even a slightest reason to feel like our country did anything morally wrong even dropping the atomic bombs on the Japanese to help hurry up the end to a war that the Japanese started in the first place but this so-called president has actually made me feel embrassed by him and his term of office cant come fast enough to please me too hes a joke that was never even remotely funny.

Jim Irre said...

BHO is a loser. He despises what this country stands for. His policies divide us along racial, gender, and economic lines, as intended. He now has his black-female minions calling the Declaration of Independence a racist document. Really? A treatise about the wrongs perpetrated by the King of England is a racist document? I fail to see the connection. It's a moron thing, I would never understand.

Judi King said...

Thank you for honoring those we owe so much.
PS: The outrageous ahole in the WH needs to go back to Kenya.

Bobo the Hobo said...

Funny how our fearless leader did not have the courage to mention:

Pearl Harbor
comfort women who were kidnapped in Korea and forced into prostitution
the Bataan Death March
the Rape of Nanking
Changi POW Camp where prisoners died by the thousands (my cousin was a prisoner there)

or my favorite part:

How we actually saved both American and Japanese lives by dropping the bombs forcing an end to the war thereby eradicating Japan's archaic feudal system and providing a pathway to building Japan's first thriving middle class. It is historic that - for the first time ever - Japanese citizens were finally able to actually own land.

If the Japanese people were really honest, America's actions were the best thing to happen to them in the 20th Century.

Fred Ciampi said...

There are not enough words in the English language to describe how I feel about the piece of shit obama and his man-wife. It will never be too soon for them to move back to Chicago and become "community organizers" again. I only hope that Karma catches up with them. When I was in the Marine Corps 'lo those many years ago the world respected us. I was in Japan for a short while and they absolutely loved us. Now obammy has made our country the laughingstock of the world.

Rod said...

Well said.

Anonymous said...

Just think, the LAST Memorial Day we'll have to hear a speech by this POS president. YAY!!!! * *
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Bill said...


I LOVE the cartoon of Enola Gay II.

The criminal government in Washington DC is terrified at the thought of Trump being dropped into Washington DC.

Unfortunately, most of the people I know are going to vote for one of the two Communists (Bernie and Hillary). This is the result of the best propaganda system in the world being focused on defeating Trump.

Bill Moore

AmyH said...

Fred, I heard he/they are staying in DC. Buying a 5M home.

And supposedly getting divorced. Dont know how true it is, but rumor.

Fred Ciampi said...

AmyH, I heard that as well. obooboo wants to be head of the UN. I have a better idea but if I post it the black SUVs will come for me...... Here's what they look like;

james daily said...

For over seven years, this nitwit has represented himself, not the American people. This Japan B S is nothing new as he has done the same thing elsewhere. It galls we that love our country, have friends, relatives and ourselves that have served. (Hey, I counted it up and for four years I got just a tad over $8,000 bucks!!!) My family has served in just about every war including the Revolution. Now, putting up with this Marxist is tough but he was elected, he will leave eventually and he will eventually die. Life. The Karma he will tote into the next adventure will be a heavy load.

Liberty Card said...

I do believe the Montebank in chief does these outrageous things just to rub our noses in the fact that he can do whatever he wants, and no one will stop him. He is an Uber Narcissist.

Judi King said...

The UN would be a good fit for the jerk. They are both ineffectual.

Boligat said...

@Bobo: "If the Japanese people were really honest, America's actions were the best thing to happen to them in the 20th Century."

You are correct and I would add that, though it causes conniption fits when brought up, one result of slavery was that their descendants don't have to live in a place where they are subjected to ebola, genocide, Boko Haram, armies of child soldiers, grinding poverty, etc. etc. etc.

Unknown said...

@Bobo. I have a tremendous book about Changi, The Naked Island, by the Australian POW Russell Braddon.
Braddon also worked on the Burma Railroad of River Kwai fame. Besides being a comprehensive account of "Japanese Bastardry," it is an inspiring and heartwarming account of how the enslaved representatives of Western Civilization were able to retain their humanity and, clearly, moral superiority in the face of unthinkable barbarism.

David in SoCal said...

My fellow Hopey-Changelings: Wishing you all a safe/thoughtful/and solemn Memorial Day; filled with family/friendship and remembrance of those who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy today. On a personal note, here is a fitting tribute to a fallen team-mate of our son. SO1 Leathers was a true hero and a great friend.

RE: Omoralsjudger; I agree that it's a blessing we don't need to suffer through another Memorial day; watching this putz feign sorrow and concern for our fallen defenders of freedom. Watching 'him' speak at Hiroshima, it seems as if this carnival barker in chief could sell Snake Bite Kits to Iceland.(as long as he had a t-prompter and Valerie Jarrett to write for him) Wonder if a Japanese leader has ever laid a wreath at Pearl Harbor. About the avoidance of mentioning Japanese atrocities: Breitbart has an interesting article on that subject: Thanks as always for the blogspot Stilty, and hoping you and your family are safe in these Tayhas storms.

John the Econ said...

It's a testament to America how quickly Japan became one of our fiercest enemies to one of our fiercest allies. That didn't happen because we sucked up to political correctness and started apologizing for everything. It happened because we made them respect us by soundly defeating them, and then made them respect us more by helping them rebuild their country.

Again I ask: If dropping a nuclear bomb that can kill tens-to-hundreds of thousands is so immoral, then why isn't dropping thousands of bombs that kill hundreds of thousands or more? The only difference is the ratio of lives to bombs. Other than that, the killing is the same. We were literally killing hundreds-of-thousands of Japanese every night in the weeks leading up to Hiroshima. And that we not dropped the two bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we would have continued doing so until the entire nation was a charred wasteland.

The real irony of Obama's preachy "the end of nuclear weapons" speech is not just that Obama himself has made it inevitable that rouge states like Iran will soon be nuclear within the foreseeable future, but that Japan itself is likely do the same within a decade. Japan's leaders have long since seen the writing on the wall, and will feel pressured to do so because of the Obama and pajama boy policy of retracting the protective umbrella that has kept Japan and our allies safe and free for the last 70 years while an empowered China and Russia flex their muscles in the region.

It's now fashionable to call the people who liberated the world from fascism "The Greatest Generation". It never would have occurred to the average citizen of 1941 to call themselves that. They simply did what a nation of freedom-minded people would do under those circumstances. They only seem to be the "greatest" by today's standard of citizenship, where people demand what their country can do for them instead of the other way around.

One shudders to think how this generation of Pajama Boys would react to a another 1941, other than try to escape to their "safe spaces".

Shelly said...

I was reading this morning that Bush 41 narrowly escaped being beheaded and eaten by Japanese soldiers. He was the only one of those flight boys who made it to safety at only 20 years of age. The others became Japanese dinner. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, King Obunga!

Bobo the Hobo said...

@ John Ortmann - thank you for the link to the book. My cousin returned home to Australia, started a store that employed almost 100 people, and was honored by Queen Elizabeth II for his work with an OBE (Order of the British Empire) before he passed away. I have a copy of his diary which to say the least, infuriating, uplifting, enthusiastic, funny, sad, and just plain good reading. Walter was an amazing man but if you were to ask him, he was just one of many blokes who endured horrific treatment by the Japanese but was lucky enough to return home to his Thelma.

The recovery of Walter's diary is pretty darned fascinating as Walter kept meticulous notes on stolen paper and whatever else he could lay his hands on then he buried parts of the diary around the Changi camp in an effort to elude discovery. His brother, Tom, used clues left behind to dig up the diary. It's a riveting read.

From the blogs I have read over the last several days, I would venture to state that our fearless leader's "Eff You, America" tour to Asia left a bitter taste in a lot of people's mouths. I know his shuck and jive routine lit a fire in my soul.

Linda Lee said...

Why do we have to wait out his term? He's committed so many treasonous acts already.

Unknown said...

@Bobo. Your cousin's diary sounds like a treasure. Would be great to publish it.

Bruce said...

As the son of a Pearl Harbor survivor, I am more appalled than most at the antics of Obozo.

Fred Ciampi said...

Bruce Fauth, I agree and empathize with you. Although my father wasn't at Pearl (he was in the Coast Guard - had 3 kids already) my uncle was on the USS Tennessee on that horrible day. I can't even stand to see obobobobo on my TV.

John the Econ said...

Is Obama going to visit Pearl Harbor on the 75th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack, and what is he going to apologize for then and there?

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Joseph ET- I can't imagine Barry going through military training. I'm pretty sure he considers it suitable only for riff-raff. And yes, good for Chick-fil-A!

@Bluebird Bob- First, thank you for your service! I agree that military experience would be good training for anyone who intends to become our Commander in Chief.

@rusty And thank you for your service. Like you, I have no qualms over using atomic bombs to end a war we didn't start. And when I say "end" I mean win instead of using the Valerie Jarrett definition.

@Jim Irre- I genuinely, in my heart of hearts, believe that Barry hates our country. I think his "fundamental changes" prove it.

@Bobo the Hobo- It's hard to argue with history. I'm certainly not the first to point it out, but Hiroshima has done a lot better than Detroit over the years. Proving that liberalism is more destructive than atomic weaponry.

@Fred Ciampi- You'll get no argument from me.

@Anonymous- Now there's a good glass half-full sentiment!

@Bill- I found myself wondering how many people (outside of HnC regulars) would even recognize the name "Enola Gay" anymore. Certainly I doubt that most of Hillary's supporters, or ANY of Bernie's supporters, would have a clue.

@AmyH- I also saw some articles about the house Barry will be buying in DC. I'm sure raising money for it won't be a problem once he hits the lecture circuit.

@Fred Ciampi- All I can say about those black SUVs is "yikes!"

@James Daily- First a thank you to your entire family! And sadly, this IS nothing new - Obama has been remarkably consistent about the anti-American messages he has sent since his first day in office.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Liberty Card- I do think that Obama deliberately tries to provoke those of us who care about this country. I'm sure it's a technique outlined in "Alinsky for Dummies" somewhere.

@Judi King- I have no doubt that Barry's got his eye on the U.N. after completion of his second term.

@Boligat- I'm sure it would be considered hate speech by many, but I've also made the observation from time to time that the descendants of slaves in America are on average doing much better than the descendants of those who stayed behind in Africa.

@John Ortmann- I just took a look at the book and comments on Amazon. Sounds like very powerful material.

@David in SoCal- That was a very moving video. Thank you for sharing it. My condolences to your son and Mr. Leathers' family and friends.

@John the Econ- Excellent points. Obama's moral facade fails when considered logically. And I, too, can't imagine the "safe space" generation stopping the horrors of World War II.

@Shelly- Oh sure, Bush 41 saw some perilous times - but Barry had to survive nightmarish internment in expensive private schools while growing up.

@Bobo the Hobo- Thank you for sharing Walter's story. Amazing.

@Linda McWilliams- Obama will be out of office long before any legal action could touch him. Sadly. Look at the glacial pace of the investigation into Hillary.

@Bruce Fauth- My visit to the Arizona memorial at Pearl Harbor was genuinely one of the most sobering experiences of my life. Meanwhile, on Youtube you can look up Obama making reference to "The Bomb" being dropped on Pearl Harbor. I'm not sure if it was a slip of the tongue, genuine ignorance, or both.

@Fred Ciampi- Watching Barry is beyond painful as well as injurious to health. Seriously - the stress hormones take a terrible toll.

Colby Muenster said...

The so called "enlightened" countries of the world have painted the U.S. as bullies hell bent on world domination, and O'Liar is more than happy to support that ideal rather than his own country. The people running the show are now all too young to remember, and are likewise to self-centered to give a shit about anything but themselves and bullship PC.

I was born in '52, well after WW2 ended, but my parents (both served) made sure I knew what happened, what caused it, and the unfathomable sacrifices and tough decisions it took to end it. And they were DEMOCRATS! Shame on Barry and those like him who blame the USA for all the world's problems. Go look in a mirror, jackwagon!

Oh, and along these lines... We have been protecting Europe for decades now, and all they do is whine about us being bullies and warmongers? Perhaps we should consider pulling out; let 'em find out what life is like when your big brother isn't keeping the real bullies away from you.

Rod said...

I see at least a little bit of hope if Obama leads the UN; at which point USA exits UN and evicts them from our turf. How did that mansion in DC work out, ass hole?

Colby Muenster said...

If I were prez, one of my first executive orders would be to evict the UN from our soil. Let the a-holes plot against us elsewhere.

Judi King said...

Dropping out of the UN would be first on my list also. I've wondered for nearly 60 years why the US was even a member. What a farce. That building in NYC is a fine piece of real estate that could be put to more productive use.