Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Military love.

Barack Obama, Santiago EreviaThose of you who visit the fields on a regular basis know how much I love and respect the men and women who serve in the military. The folks who give the ultimate sacrifice for a country where I can get on the Internet every night and write exactly how I feel about any subject that I feel like will always hold a special place in my heart.


This is why I was glad to see President Obama recognize some well deserving veterans and award them the Medal of Honor. I just wish that all of the deserving soldiers could have actually been alive to accept it. Sadly, many of these individuals have passed away.


"WASHINGTON (AP) — They were heroes who didn’t get their due.
On Tuesday, 24 mostly ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in three of the nation’s wars finally received the Medal of Honor that the government concluded should have been awarded a long time ago.


The servicemen – Hispanics, Jews and African-Americans – were identified following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients of the country’s highest recognition for valor were not bypassed due to prejudice. Only three of the 24 were alive for President Barack Obama to drape the medals and ribbons around their necks.


“Today we have the chance to set the record straight,” Obama said. “No nation is perfect, but here in America we confront our imperfections and face a sometimes painful past, including the truth that some of these soldiers fought and died for a country that did not always see them as equal.”


The three surviving recipients – Vietnam veterans Jose Rodela, Melvin Morris and Santiago Erevia – received a prolonged standing ovation at Obama’s side, their faces set in somber acknowledgement of the honor." [Source]


Of course we know that the usual suspects are going to say that this is just president Obama making further attempts to divide the country. "Why should these minority soldiers be singled out for special recognition?" they will cry. "Why recognize them now?"


Because they did something that many of these red white and blue flag waving chicken hawks would be afraid to do: They served their country, bravely. 


Finally, there are a few other stories that I thought about blogging about tonight. The woman kicked out of her gym in California because she looked too "toned". The poor mentally ill inmate who "baked to death" in his jail cell on Rikers Island. Bill De Blasio's Obama type problem. Or the Russian official who loves 2 Pac.


Ultimately, though, I think I will pass. Because honestly, it's just been one of those days.













37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everything, every single thing with this President is about racial politics. Even in doing something as honorable as recognizing military heroes, he has to dishonor it with his own divisive racism.

Shame on America for making this man it's leader. There will be a terrible price to pay for this vain folly.

Anonymous said...

I am glad our country is setting the record straight. Throughout history of this country Blacks were discriminated against and denied recognition as soldiers who sacrificed themselves on the field of battle.

As a bm who served in Vietnam, I know for a fact that black soldiers were discriminated against because of their color. Many were drafted into that war in percentages that far exceeded the national average of 13%....30% was more like it.

Of course, comments like the first one tonight will always attack the President for trying to do the right thing. Anon10:35pm will always see the negative instead of the positive, the wrong thing instead of the right thing. It's people like that who makes our country sick and miserable.

Anonymous said...

"Ultimately, though, I think I will pass. Because honestly, it's just been one of those days."

Dear Field, I hope nothing serious is going on? Are you ok?

Mountaineer said...

" Blacks were discriminated against and denied recognition as soldiers who sacrificed themselves on the field of battle.

As a bm who served in Vietnam, I know for a fact that black soldiers were discriminated against because of their color. Many were drafted into that war in percentages that far exceeded the national average of 13%....30% was more like it"
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Blacks surely were discriminated against, but mostly (Pre-Vietnam) by not being allowed to fight.

I respect your service, but you are wrong about Vietnam. Blacks were not overrepresented in service in the Vietnam war:

88.4% of the men who actually served in Vietnam were Caucasian, 10.6% were black, 1.0% belonged to other races.

Overall, blacks suffered 12.5% of the deaths in Vietnam when the percentage of blacks of military age was 13.5% of the population.


http://www.mrfa.org/vnstats.htm

Kinky.Con said...

Field, I must admit, this warms my neocon heart.

If only the president would acknowledge government sanction experimentation on whites and pardon the A-team.

We would indeed be moving towards a post racial country.




Anonymous said...

Kinky, "If only the president would acknowledge government sanction experimentation on whites and pardon the A-team."

What are you talking about?

field negro said...

Thanks Anon@11:30, but I am fine. Just a rough day at the office.

Kinky Conman, you can't be serious.

Anon@10:35, shame on America for not recognizing these men before. TY Mr. Obama.

Anonymous said...

"shame on America for not recognizing these men before."

Maybe they didn't really deserve it before. Maybe it's just more affirmative action. After 50 years of this, can you blame people for being cynical?

I'm sick of those who are always trashing people in the past. It's gotten to the point I believe very little of it. Of course there were things done wrong, but much of the portrayal of our past is done for the purpose of controlling the present.

This ceremony was not about bestowing belated honor upon some deserving vets, Obama couldn't give a fuck about that. It's about further solidifying tribal allegiances, reinforcing special class definitions, and further delegitimizing the nation.

Nothing he does ever brings us together as a people. It's always about this group or that group. He will not be satisfied until this nation is brought low.

The Purple Cow said...

"Nothing he does ever brings us together as a people."

Pray silence a moment to consider the jaw-dropping hypocrisy of this sentence. As if wing nuts are in any way interested in "bringing us together."

Bill said...

Jay Carney is given the press questions in advance and hands out the answers.

Why even pretend to ask questions?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEexpBWwY-s

Bill said...

The Purple Cow said...

"Nothing he does ever brings us together as a people."

Pray silence a moment to consider the jaw-dropping hypocrisy of this sentence. As if wing nuts are in any way interested in "bringing us together."


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

From someone that calls people "cuntface" you are the LAST person to talk about bringing people together.

Check out Projection as it applies to psychology.

And like you said, hypocrisy.

Bill said...

One thing about socialism, you can't get fat waiting for in line for food.

Nor can you wipe your ass.

Enjoy the pictures of people waiting for hours in line for some food.

http://capitalismisfreedom.com/joys-socialism-venezuela/

Arthur Grupee said...

Field,

I tend to agreed with you on most issues you write about but I am on the fence on this. Yeah, they fought too to bring more misery to other Brown and yellow people. What's the pride in that, regardless of race?

People of color have fought in every american war even at the expense of their community and at the expense of other excluded or poorer groups.

I understand vainglorious pride but how does creating TOTAL Chaos in another country bring about national pride in men who believe in freedom(they fought in almost all cases to increase US corporate interests):

Korea
Vietnam
Afganhistan
Iraq

My point is defending a country is heroic but subjecting others to similiar brutality we "fight" against at home through wars, invasions is BULLYING!

Let's honor people because they defended national proud not because they went to kill people in other countries to increase the might of the 1%: Vietnam,Korea or Iraq.

The Purple Cow said...

"From someone that calls people "cuntface" you are the LAST person to talk about bringing people together."

The difference is, numbskull, I don't pretend to want to bring people together. The thought of having to share a country with the likes of you makes me vomit.

Christ, you are stupid.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"shame on America for not recognizing these men before."

Maybe they didn't really deserve it before. Maybe it's just more affirmative action. After 50 years of this, can you blame people for being cynical?

I'm sick of those who are always trashing people in the past. It's gotten to the point I believe very little of it. Of course there were things done wrong, but much of the portrayal of our past is done for the purpose of controlling the present.

This ceremony was not about bestowing belated honor upon some deserving vets, Obama couldn't give a fuck about that. It's about further solidifying tribal allegiances, reinforcing special class definitions, and further delegitimizing the nation.

Nothing he does ever brings us together as a people. It's always about this group or that group. He will not be satisfied until this nation is brought low.

11:26 AM
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Maybe you are so skeptical and anti-America that you can't see the forest for the trees. NOTHING done under the Obama Administration is going to be enough or right with you.

You are paralyzed with your negativity. Life in America is miserable to you. But I doubt if it has anything to do with Blacks or other minorities. You are miserable and unhappy with YOURSELF but can't bring yourself to admit it.

Hitler was a cricket coach said...

The Purple Cow said...
The difference is, numbskull, I don't pretend to want to bring people together. The thought of having to share a country with the likes of you makes me vomit.
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The pathology of leftism: My way or the death camp.

Inclusiveness only goes so far, right cow?

Thanks once again for providing an unfiltered glimpse into the mindset of the Left.

Lois Lerner said...

The EPA is going all in for the Democrats:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/18/epa-gives-campaign-paper-trail-to-democrats-little/

We're on our merry way to a one-party state, if the state has any say about.

Bill said...

The same person on DemocraticUndeground...

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 01:01 PM
Well, I just had my first experience with the Healthcare.gov website...
Creating a user name and account: easy.
Plowing through all the questions: easy.
Alas, I logged out to track down some personal info, and when I tried to log back in, it said the system was currently down.
...but then, Ermahgerd! A phone number: 800-318-2596
And it's toll-free, too!
So I'll be calling in the morning to finish the process.
No. Big. Deal.
Thanks, Obama.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024180722


A couple months later...

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 04:22 PM
What I've learned about the Affordable Care Act
What I've learned after a three-month war with these fiends: the ACA says the insurance companies cannot deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, which is true as far as it goes. But they can deny coverage for the life-saving medications necessary to treat those conditions. The insurance company I signed up with through the ACA exchange just denied coverage of my wife's multiple sclerosis medication. We're "covered," to the tune of $700 a month...just not for what she really needs.

A cozy loophole, that.

Fuck you, insurance industry.

Fuck you, Mr. President, you piece of shit used-car salesman.

From my heart and soul, fuck you.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024685964


I remember the old days when democrats insisted opposition to Obamacare was based on racial hatred for the first black president.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

It's about time they honor those soldiers, and it's sad that the government always waits until the majority of them are dead before giving them the honor they deserve. The government deprives non-white people of the honor they deserve while living because it would destroy a stereotypical myth. It has always been a custom in America to wait until the majority of non-whites have been dead for several decades, so that they only have to honor a few, and others existence buried and long forgotten. Why do they neglect honoring those who have not participated in oppressing other non-whites?

About that Planet Fitness, I dunno because a couple of my family members and a few of their friends go there regularly. Some of them are in better shape than Tiffany with flat six packs stomachs, tight butts, and muscles in their arms like the first lady. They are attractive, gorgeous looking young ladies. One of them has done some modeling before. Sometimes they wear sports bras and shorts or stretch pants. None of them ever had any problems.

Tiffany is not in too bad of shape herself. She probably just wants to tighten her stomach a little bit.

Anyway, I asked my kinfolks if they’ve ever had any problems with the staff. They told me that the staff is very diverse, cool and all of them are buff. In addition, they told me that some of the women that go there have banging bodies and do not have any problems.

Two of them went there this past Monday. I was told that the only time the staff will say anything to anyone is if they’re a non-member or there without a non-member. Other than that they that don’t bother you. Therefore, it’s hard to say whether that is the reason why Tiffany had a problem with Planet Fitness.

Nevertheless, I’ll keep an eye on Planet Fitness in the future to see if I hear of anyone else having any problems.

Grandpa Woodley said...

'Excuse me, we've had some complaints you're intimidating people with your toned body, can you put on a shirt?'

This happens to me all the time. I just tell people they have to deal with it.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

It amazes me how those on the right want to pretend that everything was just peaches and cream when the right was in control of the government and there was a Republican President.

The rise in homelessness took place under their saint Ronald Reagan. California went into debt and schools suffered tremendously under Arnold the terminator. People lost their homes, a lot of them lost their retirement money, and jobs were shipped overseas, and the news media was intimidated, Halliburton was making a killing in scamming the government, the Bankers, and so was Enron with their PG&E scam under George W. Bush.

At this present time, Republican governors are working on sending their states back to caveman days.

Yeah, but under the rights leadership everything is just peaches and cream let them tell it.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Talk about racial divide...I guess they have amnesia when it comes to that Republican President G.H. Bush and his Willie Horton campaign or Ronald Reagan and his Mythical Welfare Queen and his staff using the terms "sand n*ggers" and calling MLK a MLcoon.

"Nixon wasn't very fond of anyone who wasn't white and/or heterosexual. He thought the Jews were all commies who wanted to legalize weed, and "Negro bastards" only wanted to "live like a bunch of dogs" on welfare. He even called ancient Greeks and Romans "fags." ~~Jeff Nuemann, Gawkers~~

Yep, those on the right have always believed in being united. *snicker, snicker* Please don't have me go back further than that because Wilson believed so much in being united that Hitler said he inspired him with his beliefs.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

*Wilson believe so much in being united that Hitler said he inspired him with his white supremacy beliefs.*

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Btw, Wilson was a democrat before the racist members split and joined the Republic party after the passing of the Civil Rights Bill.

Have a nice day. I'm out.

Anos said...

@ Granny:
"The rise in homelessness took place under their saint Ronald Reagan."

How did Reagan cause people to lose their homes? Unemployment went way down under Reagan, and interest rates went from 18%(!) under Carter to 6% under Reagan.

"California went into debt and schools suffered tremendously under Arnold the terminator."

California had a 100% Democrat state legislative assembly who blocked every one of Arnold's initiatives. do they deserve any blame? How about the 10 million illegal aliens in Mexico?

"Halliburton was making a killing in scamming the government, the Bankers, and so was Enron with their PG&E scam under George W. Bush."

Halliburton actually provided real construction services, unlike Obama's banksters. And Enron was a democrat company - Paul Krugman was a paid adviser.

Reagan never called MLK a coon - that was Johnson, a democrat.

Nixon was right about Jews being commies and Wilson was a democrat.

Get your facts straight woman.

Bill said...

GrannyStandingforTruth said...
At this present time, Republican governors are working on sending their states back to caveman days.



Well...

The Best and Worst Run States in America: A Survey of All 50
http://247wallst.com/special-report/2012/11/27/the-best-and-worst-run-states-in-america-a-survey-of-all-50/2/

Here's the top 7 states, and the (R-D) indicates which party the governor is.
North Dakota - (R)
Wyoming - (R)
Nebraska - (R)
Utah - (R)
Iowa - (R)
Alaska - (R)
South Dakota - (R)

The 3 worst states-
California - (D)
Rhode Island - (D)
Illinois - (D)

The Purple Cow said...

Yeah, sez 24/7 Wall Street that well known independent website.

I swear to god Bill, you must think we are as stupid as you.

Anonymous said...

I do.

Anonymous said...

Blogger The Purple Cow said...
Yeah, sez 24/7 Wall Street that well known independent website.

I swear to god Bill, you must think we are as stupid as you.

6:58 PM
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I bet your wife does.

Actually, you are much dumber than Bill. Everyone can see that. The fact that you keep calling Bill 'dumb' or 'stupid' proves it. Besides being profane, you ARE stupid.

field negro said...

Yes PC, we can always count on Bill to cherry pick articles to fit his wingnut narrative.

But hey, two can play that game.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/18/sales-taxes-highest-in-st_n_4988216.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

http://articles.latimes.com/1987-10-20/news/mn-14822_1_white-house

Bill said...

The Purple Cow said...

Yeah, sez 24/7 Wall Street that well known independent website.

I swear to god Bill, you must think we are as stupid as you.



Another day and PurpleCow talks crap without producing any facts/link to back up his stupidity.


I'm asking for links PurplpeCow, time for you to go crickets!

Crickets is not a sport, it is when I back your silly ass into a corner and force you to slink away with your tail between your legs.

Cricket time for you PurpleCow.

Bill said...

field negro said...

Yes PC, we can always count on Bill to cherry pick articles to fit his wingnut narrative.

But hey, two can play that game.



But hey, I have played that game.

Fixed it for you.

Anonymous said...

LMAO. Isnt that exactly what Field does with this shitty blog..cherry pick his own shit to fit his narritive? These dudes have no idea what hypocritical means.

Anonymous said...

All Purple cunt does is insult people..he has NOTHING to show for but insults. Signs of an angry, uneducated..tiny man.

The Purple Cow said...

"Another day and PurpleCow talks crap without producing any facts/link to back up his stupidity."

Laydeeeeeeze 'n Genlemen, pray silence for the greatest pot/kettle/black moment in the history of the Internet.

field negro said...

Anon@2:36, and yet you are here at this "shitty blog" posting comments. What does that say about you and your pathetic life?

Don't worry, it will be play-time at the insane asylum,soon.