On 22 December 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, Anthony Clement McAuliffe (1898-1975) was acting commander of the 101st Airborne Division in charge of the defense of Bastogne, Belgium. The advancing German forces called on his garrison to surrender. The Americans were surrounded. Instead, Anthony McAuliffe wrote:
“To the German Commander: NUTS! The American Commander.” Bastogne was successfully held by the Americans.
Monthly Archives: May 2012
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
–John Stewart Mill–
sorrow looks behind…worry looks all around…faith looks up…
had to reblog this…too funny! i must be a man cause i never really could get into the whole “mommy group” mentality either…
Nice try, New Yorker cover. Hey, can you tell me where to find that park where there are so many cool dads that moms feel left out, because I have a feeling you need to live in a cartoon in order to get there. I’ve been doing the stay-home dad thing for going on three years now, and I still feel like Marisa Tomei at Hillman College, if you know what I mean.
According to the 2010 census, there are 154,000 stay-home dads in the U.S.
154,000? That’s not even a lot of people in Delaware. Isn’t that exactly the number of Wayans brothers? We couldn’t take over Lichtenstein with those numbers. You really think we’re taking over parks?
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“The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence”
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i forgot what it is like to be young…last night i went to bed around 10 o’clock. as i was dozing off my 19 year-old came into my room to lay down beside me. she started to talk and suddenly began to cry. she was scared about school,frightened about her grades(so far she has a 3.5 average…kinda think she may be a little anal in this area!) and life in general. she wants to graduate,get a good job and be on her own. wow…i explained to her that 30 years ago i was the SAME way. “you’re normal””you are only 19″”you have you’re whole life ahead of you and believe me…you will be okay”. her reply”you have to say that,you’re my mother!” yes…i am your mother…but i’m still right!
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. – 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America
Your federal government needs your money so that it can perform vital services for you that you would not think up yourself in a million years. – Dave Barry
can i get an AMEN!!!
The Lord’s Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words. – National Review
government gets on my nerves…
i have never had a friendship end. it is sad to say good-bye to someone in this way. we were good friends but recently L has become so self-absorbed that conversations with her are difficult at best. what makes a person talk about themselves constantly? what makes an individual only think about their wrinkles,their weight,their favorite television program(QVC…i kid you not) and a host of other “me me me” topics?