Author Topic: A "bump in the road"  (Read 166 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline rangerrebew

  • America defending Veteran
  • TBR Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 57,513
  • “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them
A "bump in the road"
« on: February 13, 2014, 07:38:19 AM »


This is our wonderful Government!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



 Lest we forget!!


 

"A bump in the road" .... remember that calloused statement?


I don't know the author of this poem. Very thought provoking and poignant. I do recall, however, the President referring to the Benghazi incident as "a bump in the road."  I heard an ex-Navy Seal being interviewed on Fox News regarding a book he had written about how to handle crisis situations in our lives. At the end of the interview he asked if he could make a comment on Benghazi and of course the anchor said yes. He then thanked Fox News for keeping the Benghazi story in the news, since other news organizations are not. He said the Seals who died deserved the public knowing the truth about the whole affair.

The poem was written by a MARINE CORPS Officer  (ANON).


 

     The Battling Boys of Benghazi

We're the battling boys of Benghazi

No fame, no glory, no paparazzi.

Just a fiery death in a blazing hell

Defending our country we loved so well.

It wasn't our job, but we answered the call,

fought to the Consulate and scaled the wall.

We pulled twenty Countrymen from the jaws of fate

Led them to safety, and stood at the gate.



Just the two of us, and foes by the score,

But we stood fast to bar the door.

Three calls for reinforcement, but all were denied,

So we fought, and we fought, and we fought 'til we died.



We gave our all for our Uncle Sam,

But Barack Obama didn't give a damn.

Just two dead seals who carried the load

No thanks to us..........we were just "Bumps In The Road".


Could this reach every American with a computer? Or do we act like the press and give a pass to the incompetent people who literally sat there in the White House and watched the Seals execution on live streaming video and did nothing? The Obama Administration obviously won't be held accountable because, as a nation, we apparently accept Hilary Clinton's statement, "What difference does it make?"

 


 
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions. John Adams

Offline EC

  • Shanghaied Editor
  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 19,863
  • Itchy yet?
Re: A "bump in the road"
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 07:46:43 AM »
They did good. Acted in the highest traditions of their service and set a new high bar.

Now - where are the scumbag politicians? Do they really think a folded flag to the family and a bit of tin and ribbon is what that is worth? You know, I'd accept Clinton or Obama coming out and saying "We bleep up." You get used to that, it happens, and at least it would be honest.
Not going to happen though.

Anyone who tells you you can't buy happiness has never been in a book store or an animal shelter.

You are the result of 3 billion years of evolutionary success. Act like it.

Avatar courtesy of Oceander

I've got a website now: Smoke and Ink

Offline rangerrebew

  • America defending Veteran
  • TBR Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 57,513
  • “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them
Re: A "bump in the road"
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 08:00:25 AM »
They did good. Acted in the highest traditions of their service and set a new high bar.

Now - where are the scumbag politicians? Do they really think a folded flag to the family and a bit of tin and ribbon is what that is worth? You know, I'd accept Clinton or Obama coming out and saying "We bleeped up." You get used to that, it happens, and at least it would be honest.
Not going to happen though.

Since the vast majority of them have never served their country, I believe they think it is sufficient for a life.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions. John Adams

Offline EC

  • Shanghaied Editor
  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 19,863
  • Itchy yet?
Re: A "bump in the road"
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 08:31:25 AM »
Since the vast majority of them have never served their country, I believe they think it is sufficient for a life.

They have a lot to learn.
Anyone who tells you you can't buy happiness has never been in a book store or an animal shelter.

You are the result of 3 billion years of evolutionary success. Act like it.

Avatar courtesy of Oceander

I've got a website now: Smoke and Ink


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf