Source: I have the right to offend you
Mabus directed the Navy and Marines to review their job titles after all combat jobs were opened to women.”As we were doing that much bigger effort – really kind of restructuring our values in terms of inclusiveness – it was sort of, hey, why don’t we also make sure our rating names and those sorts of things reflect that inclusiveness,” Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said during an all-hands call at Norfolk Naval Station last week. The potential changes have drawn criticism online from some traditionalists who say they’re unnecessary and a waste of the Navy’s time.
Source: Quote Of The Day – Alive
““Better to live one day as a lion than a hundred years as a sheep.”
The truth about the source of the quote hasn’t really gotten out there, but Trump correctly noted on Meet The Press that, “It’s a very good quote; it’s a very interesting quote, and I know it. I saw it. And I know who said it. But what difference does it make whether it’s Mussolini or somebody else? It’s certainly a very interesting quote.””
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Yesterday SLL posted “The Lion and the Sheep,” from Justin Raimondo at antiwar.com. He noted the real provenance of the quote Donald Trump tweeted, which was supposedly from Benito Mussolini:
On June 14, 1918, a nineteen year old Italian soldier by the name of Bernardo Vicario was ordered by his commander, Carl Rigoli, to carry out a curious task. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Italian forces would soon be hit with a furious bombardment that would mean the death of most of them. Rigoli clearly knew this, which is why he told young Bernardo to write an inscription on the ruined wall of a home in the village of Fagare, where they were holed up:
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“If you are dismayed by Trumpism, don’t kid yourself that it will fade away if Donald Trump fails to win the Republican nomination. Trumpism is an expression of the legitimate anger that many Americans feel about the course that the country has taken, and its appearance was predictable. It is the endgame of a process that has been going on for a half-century: America’s divestment of its historic national identity…”
See also this piece by Charles Murray, which opens as follows:
If you are dismayed by Trumpism, don’t kid yourself that it will fade away if Donald Trump fails to win the Republican nomination. Trumpism is an expression of the legitimate anger that many Americans feel about the course that the country has taken, and its appearance was predictable. It is the endgame of a process that has been going on for a half-century: America’s divestment of its historic national identity…
Big history, folks.
The dissolution of the American empire will be as traumatic as was the liquidation of the 1914 imperial world.
When gods war, mortals tremble and stand clear.
“Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) says, “we got white folks” that are “on the brink of destroying” this country. Which is amazing at a time when “we have a president that looks like the slaves that they brought over here.”
Speaking at the Rainbow Push Wall Street Economic Summit in New York earlier this month, Rangel said, “It’s really amazing, that at this point in time when we have a president that looks like the slaves that they brought over here, when we had a black mayor, when we have a black attorney general, where state legislators all over are beginning to become of color, we got white folks now that are prepared on the brink of destroying the whole damn country, including the Supreme Court.”
“And so instead of just fighting for equality and human rights and justice, we have to fight to save this damn country that has abused us over these years,” Rangel said.
Rangel went on to criticize Donald Trump who he says has “specialized in being able to express in very vulgar terms, all of the racism and the undercurrents of frustrated people in this country.””