March 27, 2008

"I remember landing under sniper fire..."


Michael said...

Excellent work!

Ann Althouse said...

I'm resetting this thread.

Please comment only on the posted video, which you have to watch. You know?

The Drill SGT said...

Hillary didn't learn one lesson in all that foxhole time. e.g.

soldiers have great disgust for leaders who inflate their resumes and attempt to take credit for being on the front lines when in fact they were REMF's

That airfield was clearly safer than say JFK in NYC.

The Drill SGT said...

I watched. can I keep my post?

Roger said...

I love it when you go all dominatrix on us Professor! ok--I watched: so can I keep my previous post? (of course I do love the Monty Python treatment).

stealth pundit said...

The coolness of Hillary! under those terrible and dangerous conditions makes me want her on the receiving end of that call at 3 AM! John McCain's years as a POW are nothing compared to Hillary! having flowers (yes FLOWERS) thrust in her face by a person who could have been a midget asassin. And yet she barely flinched at all as she grappled with the would be killer. Note how she skillfully engaged the tiny agent in hand to hand combat. Amazing.

Ann Althouse said...

Okay. Roger said; "Hillary's excellent adventure in Bosnia is old news--not even her lefty advocates are endorsing her version. Hillary suffers from a chronic condition common to many REMFs: the inability to distinguish a war story from a fairy tale. "

The Drill SGT said...


what say you on a commander who puts herself in for a CIB (Combat Infantryman's Badge) (which is what Hillary effectively is arguing) when she wasn't even deployed to a combat zone?

The Drill SGT said...
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The Drill SGT said...

as for the video?

a bit clownish. pointed, yes...but a giggle? no.

I just take offense at her nerve

Does it impact my vote or my soldier wife's? Nope. We're voting for the adult, (using my democratic wife's term). I'm keeping a low profile so as not to give her cause to change her mind, though I did play the Forrestal video for her after we toured the Midway last Friday.

Windbag said...

In all honesty, who produced the video affects my opinion of it. If it was a right wing group, I'd snicker at their mockery of Hillary's blatant dishonesty. If it was Hillary's supporters, I'd be indignant that they would make fun of what is a serious flaw in their candidate. If it was Obama's supporters, I'd be amused, knowing that the Clinton attack squad would be on him like a hobo on a ham sandwich.

I'm not familiar with and, quite frankly, I'm tired of the whole affair...obviously not tired enough to refrain from commenting on it.

Ann Althouse said...

Barely Political does the Obama Girl stuff, so I assume they are for Obama.

The Drill SGT said...

Here is the Forrestal Fire video

McCain is in the A-4 where the fire starts. all in all 8 1,000 pounders go off along with much other stuff. 138 dead, Forrestal crippled. McCain transferred to another ship to get back in the fight. He was shot down 90 days later.

when the plane exploded under him, he unwired himself, climbed out of the cockpit, climbed on to the nose, walked out the refueling probe and dove off onto the flaming deck and rolled out of the flames, his flight gear on fire.

McCain wasn't a hero here. The Chief with the extingisher was. McCain did show that he was quick and lucky and did more than his share.

Middle Class Guy said...

Some good martial music would have made it funnier.

The Drill SGT said...

Theme from Patton perhaps?

March of the Imperial Storm Troopers?

Death Star Boogie?

some Darth Vader breathing noises?

Horst Wessel?

Hoosier Daddy said...

Horst Wessel?

Wow sarge...I thought the Imperial March was a good pick till I saw that.

Yep. Nailed it.

The Drill SGT said...


I think I have a better one.

Wacht am Rhein

and its most famous usage

Battle of the Bands 1942

Middle Class Guy said...

Now do the march of the Black Queen
My life is in your hands I'll fo and I'll fie
I'll be what you make me I'll do what you like
I'll be a bad boy I'll be your bad boy
I'll do the march of the Black Queen
Ah ah ah ah ah

Walking true to style she's vulgar vuse and vile
The Black Queen tattoos all her pies
She boils and she bakes
And she never dots her I's
La la la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la

(March of the Black Queen

titusdance10looks3 said...

"TWO things that you can find a lot of in Portland, Ore., are vegans and strip clubs. Johnny Diablo decided to open a business to combine both. At his Casa Diablo Gentlemen’s Club, soy protein replaces beef in the tacos and chimichangas; the dancers wear pleather, not leather. Many are vegans or vegetarians themselves."

New York Times

titusdance10looks3 said...

I am watching the NCAA sweet 16 and getting all horny watching these young athletic black men in shorts run around the court.

I am picking my sweet 16 while watching these games.

I would love to be in the locker room after they play.

titusdance10looks3 said...

University of Tennessee's basketball team where cute little bandanas.

One of the players they call Weezie-that sounds kind of racist to me.

titusdance10looks3 said...

I am surprised that these coaches don't have heart attacks on the court.

They are crazy running up and down the sidelines.

Some of the coaches are pretty hot too.

titusdance10looks3 said...

sorry "wear" bandanas, not where bandanas?

peter hoh said...

Clinton's been fully vetted, you know, so there can't be any new controversies. Therefore, this is not a controversy. Right?

titusdance10looks3 said...

The Tibetan cleaners came today and my loft is sparkling clean.

I spoke with them today and told them I am in deep metidation with them regarding what is going on in Tibet.

They appreciated my empathy.

My cherry pine floors are fabulous-no trace of rare clumbers.

They did tell me they thought the rare clumbers were looking rather plump though.

Middle Class Guy said...

Fighting woman from the sky.
She’s the one who lies and lies
She never means just what she says
Hillary of the Black Mary Janes

Put silver tongues in her mouth
All her words just go south
She never means just what she says
Hillary of Black Mary Janes

Trained to fight any man
Trained to lie to the band
She will change day by day
Hillary of the Black Mary Janes

Back at home Bubba waits
His Hillary has met her fate
She got caught in a lie
Now reporters they must die

Put silver tongues in her mouth
All her words just go south
She never means just what she says
Hillary of the Black Mary Janes

Ballad the Black Mary Janes

From Inwood said...

Brit Hume played this parody (burlesque?) tonite before he introduced the "Fox All Stars" panel & he asked Nina Easton a question about the issue in general rather than the particular parody. She seemed non-plussed. I mean what can you say after this if you like Hillary?

I don't know how wide a circulation this will have especially among the superannuated White Women who are a great source of Hill’s vote, many of whom won't see it on the Networks which they seem to prefer.

I thought it was funny & clever & well deserved. And, yes, worthy of Monty Python.

Where is Trooper York with the Casablanca references? "You wore Green, the Army wore camouflage." Or Maurice/Chevalier/ Hermione Gingold “Ah, Yes, I remember it well.”

And if McCain so misspoke or misspeaks the MSM will have the You Tube parody of such on day & night. Tho they seem to be in the tank for Obama this time so maybe we'll see this Pythonic thing on the MSM after all.

From Inwood said...


You note that

"Some good martial music would have made it funnier."

How about the theme from The Great Escape?

(Actually a really great score by Elmer Bernstein.)

ricpic said...

She was meant to be a suburban matron. That and no more.Talk about the Peter Principle!

MadisonMan said...

Hee hee. I particularly like the shot where she's shooting the guy supposedly under the tank -- looks almost real!

Roger said...

Professor A: Thanks!
Drill Sgt: When a CO has to nominate himself for a CIB, then usually all the sweathogs end up with valor devices on their ribbons! You have to justify your CIB, you know. So it probably ends up recognizing the grunts who deserve the recognition.
For those who dont consort with combat vets, a fairy tale starts "once upon a time;"
A war story starts "This is no shit..."

shyladare said...

Lovely that she took her daughter into the "sniper fire" zone.

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, her shooting the gun is the best part. For all the mockery, seeing her shoot the gun makes me like her!

Middle Class Guy said...

What is lost in all this:

If there was any danger- snipers, insurgents, any combat what so ever, the Secret Service would not have allowed the plane to land or they would not have allowed Hillary and Chelsea to leave the plane- no matter how loud the protested.

Trooper York said...

Hillary has finally explained the confusion. After reviewing the tape it has been determined that what she thought was sniper fire was actually Helen Thomas farting.

TMink said...

Where are people's sense of humor? I laughed out loud twice.