D-Day

I’ve been looking for good video of the D-Day landings. There isn’t much to choose from. I mean, there’s tons of clips, but most of the footage is the same. So I said what the heck- to give a more visceral impression of just how rough it was on Omaha Beach, go with the dramatic interpretation.

For the most part, the Army was confident it would get ashore in Normandy. They’d had the experience of four major landings in the war-  North Africa, Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio. They knew what they were doing. The real challenge would be to build up troops in the beachhead faster than the Germans could be reinforced.

But of the troops originally scheduled to land, none had seen combat. Gen. Bradley, the American ground force commander, decided to use the 1st Infantry Division, to ensure that at least some combat-blooded troops were on hand. The 1st, The Big Red One, wasn’t very happy about it. But they understood why it had to be.

Of the two major beaches the US troops landed on, Utah was a fairly simple matter. Only a little over 200 casualties were inflicted on the 4th Infantry division.

It was over at Omaha beach, where elements of the 1st and the 29th Infantry Divisions landed, that the Army expected trouble. And did they ever get it. It wasn’t till well after noon that the first troops on Omaha even made it to the top of the bluffs. Omaha was critical because it was the beach between the British/Candian landing on Gold, Sword and Juno beaches, and Utah beach. If the landings at Omaha failed, the Germans could attack down that seam and turn the flank of the British and defeat them in detail, then turn and defeat the Americans at Utah.

In the end, the great leaders of the war, the Generals and the Admirals could exert no influence on the battle at Omaha. It was up to small unit leaders, Lieutenants, Sergeants, Corporals, and the individual initiative of Private soldiers to overcome the fierce German resistance on Omaha. Men had to make the decision to flee the false safety of the seawall and assault into the teeth of the guns. They did. And they overcame. And we owe them a debt that can never be repaid.

353 Comments

  1. It sure beats PJ’s crappy song…

  2. awesome thank you xbrad

  3. My Dad mad the landings at North Africa, Sicily and Anzio. He said, as tough as those were, they were nothing compared to Omaha. He was always grateful he was spared that day.

  4. Everytime I see it I wonder how the hell they did it

  5. Is Obama apologizing for D-day? Something about making a mess of the beach perhaps?

    Honestly, I can’t help myself, but that he is representing our country and our proud history turns my stomach.

  6. Thanks for the reminder.

  7. Sohita, James Rudder, who lead the Rangers at Point du Hoc, went back 15 years later with the press, looked at the cliffs and said, “Will you tell me how we did this?”

  8. Carin in I feel the same way. If he apologizing one more time for American I am going to go postal. The very things that make us who we are he is apologizing over and over for.

  9. Car in – I choose to ignore Teh NooB today.

  10. It is truly amazing

  11. American=America

  12. mcpo what should I choose for my mafia guy?

  13. Energy!!!

  14. will do!

  15. see yall later!

  16. Bye, FIGF!!!

  17. Good post, xbrad.

    I’m imagining clutching my rifle, getting the courage to run off the boat for the initial assault. Now, that takes balls.

    Bye, Sohos.

  18. Ugh. Chores. Who wants to clean a catbox for me?

  19. Who wants to clean a catbox for me?

    Teach the cat to use the toilet.

  20. Who wants to clean a catbox for me?

    Crap, I gotta clean mine today. And probably some dog mess at the same time. I get that she smells all the cat feces and pee and thinks that’s the room to go in, but why can’t the dog share the boxes instead of going on the tile? This is how I know dogs are not as smart as cats.

  21. Teach the cat to use the toilet.

    You’ve met Sox. Do you really think it can be done?

  22. Tornado Sirens!!!

  23. Comment by xbradtc on June 6, 2009 12:56 pm

    Teach the cat to use the toilet.

    You’ve met Sox. Do you really think it can be done?

    Now looky here. I’ve tried it twice, and fell in twice. Last time you had that “Blue Stuff” in the water. I looked like a Black-Blueberry Dorkosarus. Took three weeks for the white to come back in my ‘socks’. It also didn’t help that you fell into fits of laughter every time you saw me. Maybe if we installed paw-holds along the rim…..

  24. Wut?

  25. Great, now Rosie can zone out for a couple more weeks

  26. OK, I guess I shouldn’t have pushed you. Who knew Tide-E-Bowl would stain your fur?

  27. Nikita sux at skateboarding!
    Stupid Russian Mannequin Whore!

  28. Okay, I’m pretty sure the Poppins video is the youtube equivalent of a good acid trip. Nice find.

  29. Sohos … concerning your Makers Mark comment in the thread before … I used to date the daughter of the owner. Small world eh?

  30. *Stands Tall and Salutes*

    Thank you to all D-DAY Veterans – alive and passed on. We will never be able to adequately repay you.

  31. xBrad, excellent job starting this post out. Some of the comments, though…

  32. Anyone hear anything about the new DMB album? My son’s guitar said it was most excellent.

  33. For the few of you who care: Who you picking to win The Belmont this afternoon?

  34. guitar TEACHER

  35. Bob – If you are reading this, I’ve got a pimple on my ass that is more manly than you!

    http://unbearablebobness.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/06/fear-of-moms-maternaphobia.html

    Pussy!

  36. Chief, I’m actually going out and trying to hit a few golf balls this afternoon … first time in well over a year … trying out my somewhat rehabilitated shoulder to see how things are working.

    Slept late today … amazingly so for me … unitl 8:20. Just got back in from working out at the gym … heading for lunch, then shower … no chickens will be harmed.

    If KKA shows up tell her I hope she got a good night’s sleep.

  37. Yes, Bob, I have a phobia: I’m always afraid I’ll punch out any idiots I run into.

  38. Hi, FIGF. I hope you have a great day.

  39. Bob doesn’t even read the articles I link, I doubt he reads the blogs on my sidebar.

    It’s funny, because before the last election, Bob was all-politics all the time. He wanted to talk issues, and he was mad as hell and wasn’t going to take it anymore.

    And now …? He can’t respond seriously to anything.

    typical. Just like every other lib.

  40. Listen, you guys need to start putting up some funneh, or I’ll have no excuse to not do my chores.

    Hurry the fuck up.

  41. Car in – That’s because he possesses a modicum of intelligence and can’t reconcile what Teh NooB is doing with the bulge in his pants every time he sees HIM or hears HIM!

    It’s basic dishonesty.

  42. Have a good game, FIBF!

  43. Clint – Tempo. Not speed, not strength – tempo!

  44. I dun’t got no funna today xBrad.

    Oh, hell. I rarely have teh funny.

    I’ve said it before, so I’ll say it once again. I’m a taker.

  45. I sitting here waiting for my boys to call me to pick ’em up. Sigh. I can’t go work out until I get them home.

  46. Weird. I refreshed just before I put up that comment, and there was nothing there. I come back, and see you fine folks were commenting away.

    Sorry for that.

  47. Good post Xbrad. Some of the BRAVEST souls the world has ever seen. My grandpas on both sides, good, good men, the lot of ’em. Thank you. I’m grateful.

  48. Oh, Jesus, you guys wanna see some weapons grade crazy? I’m starting to understand why some lefties think we’re all nuts.

    The post itself isn’t bad, but the comments. Oh. My. God.

    http://dprogram.net/2009/06/05/house-bill-proposes-commission-to-explore-national-servitude/

  49. Brad, every side has a fringe, just be glad ours are at least on the right side of the mandatory volunteerismslavery issue.

  50. I was going to comment on the story, but there’s no way I want to be associated with those… assholes, not in any way, shape or form.

  51. Although these guys seem to be on the wrong side of the Jooooos and Darth Cheney, which makes them my mortal enemy.

  52. […] Cross posted at The Hostages […]

  53. I’m starting to understand why some lefties think we’re all nuts.

    You aren’t all nuts?

    (notice I didn’t put a “we’re” in there ?)

  54. I got some nuts for you right here, TG

  55. Holy crap, no wonder. The whole site is conspiracy theory central. Vaccines, 9/11, HFCS. I bet I could find anti-fluoridation and the evils committed by the Knights of Columbus if I hunted around a bit.

  56. What’s fringe about not trusting the KofC guys? You know, deep in your heart, what bastards they are.

  57. I’m starting to understand why some lefties think we’re all nuts.

    You aren’t all nuts?

    (notice I didn’t put a “we’re” in there ?)

    whoaaaaaaaaa read the comments…. sorry everyone, my bad

  58. yeah Xbrad, but i’m not fond of pecans.

  59. time to do some chores, check back in later, enjoy the day !

  60. Knights of Columbus are actually a front group for an elite squad of vampire hunters. It’s in Dan Brown’s next novel.

    Of course, in the novel, vampires are all descended from Judas Iscariot, who was the real son of god, and his bag of silver was actually symbolic of the sacred feminine.

    Given all, that, I’m on the KofC side of any given argument.

  61. Please, Don’t try to blow smoke up my ass. I’ve been to a KofC barbecue. I know what those guys are like.

    It’s all smiles and grins and hearty laughter and firm handshakes.

    Right up until you realize the BBQ is puppies.

  62. Puppy eating makes you immune to vampire mind control, derrrr.

  63. *backs away slowly*

  64. Brew, Vmax, when you guys show up….

    Don’t let Leon puppysit for you.

    That is all.

  65. I’m following MCPO’s lead and ignoring Teh Noob today. Then again, I try to do that most days – helps with the blood pressure.

  66. HAHAHAHAHA – I started to take my pulse just to see how I was doing this afternoon, and as I waited for the second hand to pass 12, the clock stopped!!!

    MWAHAHAHA – I control time now!!!!

  67. Wow. Maybe Pupster had the right idea.

    Saw your comment at my place. Re: your uncle KIA in France, Aug 44, the easiest way to tell would be to find out what unit he was assigned to.

    Chances are, tho, he wasn’t.

    We only put ashore about 50,000 people on D-Day. But the 1,000,000 soldier came ashore on July 4.

  68. Shit. Looks like Roamy stopped time here as well…

  69. Nope, just doing laundry for a bit.

    I will ask, but I was doing good to get my uncle to talk about his own experiences.

  70. One of my mom’s really sad memories was that some jerk at the War Dept. decided to stop by the school and ask her to bring the telegram to my grandfather, rather than drive all the way out to the farm. Telegram announced uncle’s KIA. I can’t imagine putting that burden on a child – she would have been 13.

  71. Roamy, my dad never talked about his war cruise to Vietnam, until I came home from Desert Storm.

    We went to lunch. Spent the whole afternoon talking about his cruise, and he never talked about it again.

  72. Dishes are done. Now I’m steaming up a pot o’ lentils and rice.

  73. A friend of mine has bought domain names from GoDaddy but has no idea how to set up a webpage. Ideas?

  74. Hey, Leon…I have a bag of lentils I don’t know what to do with them. What’s a good way to fix/serve them?

  75. Just in case this was not linked before:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2009/06/05/video-homecoming/

  76. Hey! How all ya’all doing?

  77. don’t start that lentil shit again

  78. KKA, I normally just spice mine with onion, garlic, cayenne, cumin, and salt, and mix with brown rice (and sometimes a little butter). It’s a simple dish but it’s tasty. If you want more zest, you might slice up some chorizo or andouille sausage (any spicy sausage, really), brown it, and serve it over the lentils and rice like a jumbalaya.

  79. don’t start that lentil shit again

    That starts tomorrow, I haven’t eaten any lentils yet.

  80. CURSE YOU TUSHAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you made me cry

    mcpo hi!

    you can add pjdaddy to your mafia and sohos and if you really must, mesa

  81. Tushar! Put a Kleenex warning on that one!

  82. don’t start that lentil shit again

    Papa, can you hear me?
    Papa, can you see me?
    Papa can you find me in the night?
    Papa are you near me?
    Papa, can you hear me?
    Papa, can you help me not be frightened?
    Looking at the skies I seem to see
    A million eyes which ones are yours?
    Where are you now that yesterday
    Has waved goodbye
    And closed its doors?
    The night is so much darker;
    The wind is so much colder;
    The world I see is so much bigger
    Now that I’m alone.

  83. it’s my breath isn’t it?

  84. look, you won’t hurt my feelings. Just tell me

  85. Patchouli?

  86. PJM – How is PJD today??

  87. my armpits?

    Is that what it is?

    It’s aluminum free tea tree oil deodorant w/lavender oil

    it smells really good

  88. BTW – Your breath smells like the south end of a north bound camel!

  89. Well, we got up and cooked breakfast together, but he’s just kinda wiped out.

    they don’t want to do that thing where you go up the hoohah because it often causes scarring and that causes worse problems down the road

    did you add him as your mafia friend?

    the more mafia you have, the better off you are in a fight. I almost have 500, but I’m gonna try to get more than that because you take your highest level people with you into battle

  90. they don’t want to do that thing where you go up the hoohah because it often causes scarring and that causes worse problems down the road

    Clearly, I have missed something, because nothing I’ve ever done where the phrase “go up the hoohah” could apply was ever capable of scarring.

  91. PENIS OK?!?!?!! PEEEEE NIS!!!!!!!

  92. 1. Yes, I brought him into my Mafia although I’m not really sure he’s Sicilian!
    2. Don’t yell, PENIS at me! What, have got, Tourettes???

  93. Ohhhhhh, the hoohah, not the hoohah. I was thinking of a lady’s hoohah, for some reason.

    Kidney stone?

  94. Belmont in a little while – picking the favorite in Mine That Bird (ha ha you got beat by a girl)

  95. Romy – Wanna wrestle?

  96. MCPO, I may look heavyweight, but I’m fighting bantam at the moment. Heartrate dropped below 100, so I think the marathon run is over finally.

  97. Resting Heart Rate under 100, Look out Vegas!!!

  98. KIDNEY STONE IN HIS PEEEEEE NIS!!!

    SUCK YOUR COCCYX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. hi romy!! how’re you feeling?

  100. SUCK YOUR COCCYX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’ve seen this on 4chan. I’m pretty sure it’s not physically possible, or hetero. Unless you’re Sean.

  101. KIDNEY STONE IN HIS PEEEEEE NIS!!!

    COUNT YOUR ROCKS!!!!

  102. Chief! I just got back in from pounding golf balls. It was a demo day nearby. I hit LOTS of golf balls w/clubs from assorted and sundry manfacturers. It went WAY better than I was expecting, particularly w/drivers. I was hitting into a 30 mph or so headwind, so it was a little difficult to gauge swing effects, but generally I was hitting the ball straight and pretty darn long.

    Chief (and Shim), if you have not done so yet, you owe it to yourself to try out one of those new Powerbilt drivers you see Fuzzy pimping these days. It is a ROCKET.

    Getting ready to watch The Belmont in a bit … how ’bout you?

    Hi, PJM!

    Hi, Romy!

  103. PJM??? Been drinking a bit today, there girl???

  104. Chief, I forgot to tell you that the shoulder held up pretty well. The more swings I took, the less it bothered me. Yeah.

  105. Mary Poppins is hot on fire like the white-hot heat of a trillion giant blazing suns.

    Well done, mesa.

  106. Rosetta – They gots internets in the bar??

  107. My pen is huge.

  108. My pencil is huge.

    FTFY

  109. I’m back home, MCPO. It was a short Thursday to Saturday sabbatical and yes, my bar has webtubes.

    Good post, xbrad. This is one of the least suck things you’ve posted.

  110. rosetta?

  111. Oh, for KKA, I decided to try adding a small roux at the end of the cooking. 2Tbls of butter, melted, stirred into 2Tbls of flour, then I stirred that into the rice and lentil pot and lentil pot and killed the heat. Thickened up nicely.

  112. Rosetta??

    http://tiny.pl/3c8g

  113. Clint – Glad the shoulder held up. I’m using a Callaway “X” driver 9.5 loft, 46″ Fujika “firm” shaft.

  114. Experiments in genetic engineering: pajama-MCPO

    http://tinyurl.com/4f2lv8

  115. My current driver is a Callaway too … Big Bertha 9 loft … the model from 2 or 3 years ago. Trust me though, DO go hit that new Powerbilt driver.

  116. PJM, did you fall down and pass out????

  117. clint, were you the one on the vegetarian kick? Or was that leon?

  118. PJM, did you fall down and pass out????

    Ugh, I just forgot I had to go to a party this afternoon. I was only thinking about the one I have to go to this evening.

    Now you guys are all gonna have fun w/out me. I even put good deodorant on for you guys.

  119. Psst! Is she gone??

    Did you smell that breath? PHEEEEEEWWWW!!!!

  120. pajama momma, whatcha doin’?

    http://tinyurl.com/pxhcgm

  121. clint, were you the one on the vegetarian kick? Or was that leon?

    Guilty. Still not doing much meat or dairy, but i’m not trying too hard either. I’ve had a bit of chicken and some small amounts of cheese.

  122. Trust me, Rosie. No one will EVER accuse me of being a vegetarian.

  123. Enjoy your party PJM. Try not to scare or hurt ANYONE though, okay?

  124. I’m heading up to watch The Belmont. All of you have fun!

  125. **gives rosetta noogie right on his bald head**

    Breath mint?

  126. I watched the beginning of Obama’s speech before we left the cabin this morning. I believe this was the first line.

    “I am not the first American President to pay tribute to this hallowed ground and I likely won’t be the last.”

    Nicely put, Narcissus. I was disappointed that he didn’t mention all the Muslim contributions to D-Day.

    Idiot.

  127. Got the runs – BBL!

  128. Leon, I’m going to try your lentils and rice dish and make mac n cheese for the kids so they don’t gripe about the onion. Honestly, they’re half German, you’d think they’d like onion.

  129. Trust me, Rosie. No one will EVER accuse me of being a vegetarian.

    Hahahahaha. I hear you. It must have been leon that was experimenting.

  130. I likely won’t be the last
    Would there be an America if Obama had his way?

    Okay, I read too much at a page XBrad linked earlier.

  131. Have you lost any weight, leon? And do you hate vegetables yet?

  132. **gives rosetta noogie right on his bald head**

    If you rub my bald head it brings you good luck. If you give me a noogie, you will lose your car keys and your ice maker will stop working.

    Just sayin’.

  133. Hahaha. What do you know. I’m not the first one to call a spade a spade. RACIST!!!!!

    http://tinyurl.com/mph2qw

  134. Honestly, they’re half German, you’d think they’d like onion

    My wife won’t touch it either. I can get away with onion powder, but that’s about it.

    Have you lost any weight, leon? And do you hate vegetables yet?

    About 5 lb in 3 weeks, and no, not yet. I’m invited to some kind of cookout tonight though, so I might have a burger (gasp!) on white bread (eeek!). I’m sure to gain the weight back immediately.

  135. **in the background, sounds of icemaker grinding funny**

    Okay! Okay!

  136. So does Calvin Borel win anything if he wins the Triple Crown, never mind that it was on two different horses?

  137. Honestly, they’re half German

    Romy’s son.

    http://tinyurl.com/ohhm93

  138. gonna give Rosie a noog.

    I have spare keys.

  139. About 5 lb in 3 weeks, and no, not yet. I’m invited to some kind of cookout tonight though, so I might have a burger (gasp!) on white bread (eeek!). I’m sure to gain the weight back immediately.

    Do you feel any different after 3 weeks of no (or very little) meat?

    That is an interesting experiment. You have more will power than me.

    Also, last night I grilled up a couple of fat delicious filets. You could cut ’em like buttah.

  140. Only hot chicks can touch my head, DiT, you homo.

    If you touch it, you will immediately begin melting from the inside out and die a horrifically painful death over the next 8 minutes that will culminate with your fat head collapsing in on itself.

  141. Do you feel any different after 3 weeks of no (or very little) meat?

    It sounds weird, but I smell better. My sweat changed after the first week or so, it’s less pungent now. I haven’t had heartburn at all, which has been very nice. Sinuses are somewhat clearer, but I think that’s more the lack of dairy.

    On the downside, I was much gassier at first, though that seems to have subsided. I’m also finding that I have to have a lot of fat with my meals to stay full. I’m eating a lot of peanut butter and guacamole.

    Also, last night I grilled up a couple of fat delicious filets. You could cut ‘em like buttah.

    Yep, your psyops worked, I’m now craving red meat.

  142. Hahahahaha. My psyops skillz are mad phat.

    I guess mrs. leon likes that fact that you’re not a stinky bastard anymore. It’s weird how a change in diet can alter things like that.

    I’m assuming that you don’t eat the peanut butter and guac together. I think that would suck. Spicy guac on the other hand is some good shit.

    I think if I had to give up eating cheese, I would go on a 57-state killing spree.

  143. I have had a couple of amusing moments where I was like “you know,I could live like this”, and I imagined pairing a couple of bumper stickers on my car:

    this and this should be sufficient to cause mental whiplash.

  144. No, not together. Peanut butter goes in my soymilk breakfast smoothies (shut up!), guac goes on my beans & rice.

  145. 2.5 lb boneless pork loin
    8 oz. fresh green beans
    minced garlic
    fresh thyme – chopped
    salt
    pepper

    Rub the pork with the above, wrap in plastic, put in fridge for 3-5 hours.

    Coat bottom of a cast iron skillet with EVOO. Heat on grill until oil is hot
    Sear the pork on all sides, cover with tin foil cook for 1/2 hour at 375 -400
    Turn pork and re-cover with tin foil for 1/2 hour.
    After another half hour, remove tin foil for the last 15 mins. total cooking time 75 min.s
    Remove pork to rest.
    Put fresh green beans into the skillet and saute.

    Enjoy!

  146. MCPO, are you searing the pork loin on a grill or in a large cast iron skillet? If it’s the skillet, you could totally use that to saute the green beans for a little extra flavor.

  147. this and this should be sufficient to cause mental whiplash.

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Throw in a “Jews for Jesus” bumper sticker and you’re good to go.

  148. Leon – yes, I sauteed the green beans in the same skillet after the pork came out.

  149. Pork loin is the amateur porn star of meat. You can do it a lot of different ways and it doesn’t cost very much.

  150. Rosie – It really is versatile. I’ve got a brisket on order but, that is an all-day dealio.

  151. Yeah, there’s no doing a brisket in anything under 3 hours or so.

  152. Anyone watching the Belmont?

  153. Car in – it doesn’t start for another 20 mins!

  154. But … but … the whole before race stuff? I need the foreplay.

  155. Back in a few hours. Go ahead and make fun of me, I won’t check.

  156. Has a zebra ever won a triple crown race?

  157. Leon??????

  158. Has a zebra ever won a triple crown race?

    No, but a goat won Sean’s heart!

  159. Leon??????

    http://x64.xanga.com/139f0462d1430241263270/b190990839.jpg

    Hahahahahaha.

    I wonders what tears and soy milk tastes like.

  160. If I was in charge of the triple crown races I would reduce the number of horses by two and add a zebra and a cow.

    I would watch that.

  161. I would also add a little monkey riding a dog.

  162. I’m not normally interested in horse racing, but watching Mine that Bird’s rush of speed at the end of the race is really something.

  163. If there was a camel running in the race today I bet Obama would bet on it because of all the Muslim contributions to horse racing.

  164. What if they had fat chicks riding all the horses? Nekkid fat chicks.

  165. 5 Min.s of hilarity and comment on the economy by the some crazy college guys:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV5CLsHBzMc

  166. Teh NooB has a beach in France named after him I hear?!

  167. What if they had fat chicks riding all the horses? Nekkid fat chicks.

    Maybe they’re just big-boned. Ever think of that, fatist??

    If the nekkid fat chicks were hot I might watch that.

  168. Teh NooB has a beach in France named after him I hear?!

    I heard that when I was watching the speeches and it made me want to punch Gordon Brown in the pussy.

    At least he didn’t call it Osama beach.

    Stupid.

  169. Jenny Craig has a horse in the race???

  170. Look who’s back. Did you bring back something good, Rosetta?

  171. This is good.

    http://tinyurl.com/mcqce6

    Apparently the left is locked in a battle between the Brown Shirts and the Brown Noses.

  172. Gordon Brown is an inept, rumpled socialist who should be in charge of recycling and rubbish collection in some local council!

  173. Rosie – You know it’s bad when Leibowitz goes after Obambi and NBC!

  174. Look who’s back. Did you bring back something good, Rosetta?

    A partially intact liver, a tan head and 3 smokes.

    Did you do or say anything funny in the last 2 days?

    The bad thing about your new PoL is that you may never do anything funnier than that.

  175. The bad thing about your new PoL is that you may never do anything funnier than that.

    HAHAHAHA! BURN!

  176. Rosie – You know it’s bad when Leibowitz goes after Obambi and NBC!

    Correct. The stench of dried semen must be getting pretty bad at NBC. That place sucks more Presidential cock than an army of Lewinskys pumped full of extacy.

  177. You know GE will continue to “service” the Dems until they get Cap & Trade and “Smart” electrical distribution. After they kill off half of the elderly in the cold and heat, they will have solved the Social Security and Medicare problem!!

  178. I’ll take the smokes. You can keep the rest.

  179. Jewstin – Did you check out my pork loin recipe?

  180. >> you will immediately begin melting from the inside out and die a horrifically painful death over the next 8 minutes that will culminate with your fat head collapsing in on itself.

    MY fat head?

    uh huh. Yeah.

  181. Got the runs – BBL

  182. This thread sucks.

    Jewstin and DiT, do you guys smokeh teh Marlboros?

  183. Will someone buy MCPO a cork already?

  184. MCPO – I did not see your pork loin recipe. I shall look for it.

    Rosetta – Camel filters for me.

  185. Hi MCPO Rosetta,
    Did I miss much today?

  186. Hello Vmax. Sup witchu today?

  187. Rosie, have you noticed, and I mean this with only the kindest regards for Leon, that vegetarians do indeed smell differently than meat eaters? Most of the ones I’m around smell like brochilli dipped in gym shorts’ washing machine water.

    Gotta run … meatloaf’s calling.

  188. Not much Ro,
    Chores, shopping, playing with Zeke.

  189. Good point, clint. I always thought meat eaters smelled better than vegetarians but I thought maybe that was because more meat eaters have jobs and shit.

    Meatloaf with ketchup? Lots of ketchup?

    Do you have a new pic of Zeke, Vmax?

  190. here’s Zeke mowing the lawn

  191. So I watched “Unconquered” this morning for the first time.

    There is a scene where Gary Cooper is telling Paulette Goddard how it doesn’t matter how many times the Indians kill settlers…there will always be more, because the land is unconquered, and the people filling it are unconquerable, as long as they believe in themselves, in each other, and in God.

    It stunned me to hear him lay out so starkly everything we’ve lost.

  192. Howdy, podners.

  193. here’s Zeke mowing the lawn

    Kill it now, before it breeds!!!!

    *at some point, hundreds of years in the distant future, a spaceship falls on a dusty orb, dotted with intermittant green. Astronauts emerge, postulating what went wrong. Suddenly, they are surrounded by talking dogs who walk on their hind legs. Two of the three astronauts are shot by gun toting dogs. A harness is slipped around the neck of the third, who struggles, his hands at his throat, his shiny head, glistening with sweat in the harsh yellow sunlight, a second, then a third harness finds its way around his neck. Struggling for words, Rosetta growls “Get your paws off me, you damn dirty poodle!”

  194. here’s Zeke mowing the lawn

    What the fuck is Zeke mowing the lawn with, a hardwood floor buffer?

    Obviously Vmax hasn’t taken Zeke to landscaping school.

    Mexican hairless?

    RACIST!!!!

  195. What sort of life do I lead that I just got this email:

    Hi,

    The following person recently invited you to be their friend on Facebook:

    Tittyface Jenkins

    Hahahaha.

  196. One thing at a time Rosetta, Zeke is mostly potty trained now. I actually slept 7 hours last night without Zeke waking me up to go potty. After 3 or 4 weeks of getting up every 3 or 4 hours, I was in heaven.
    I will teach him to mow the lawn in a few months.

  197. So….

    PJ’s going to a party.

    Anybody wanna guess how that turns out?

  198. Meh. I guess sleeping is more important than having your dog mow your lawn.

  199. Anybody wanna guess how that turns out?

    That’s what happens when you drink Corona. You can’t trust Mexican beer.

  200. Oh, one or two is fine, Jewstin.

    It’s when there’s a gang of them you get trouble.

  201. But they always travel in packs.

  202. Is it just me, or are the intrewebs mostly dead today? I can’t find shit to read today.

  203. Done with dinner.
    Temps are in the mid 80s.
    I’m about to hop in the car, throw in a copy of The Very Best Of WAR into the CD player, roll the windows down, and drive up to our neighborhood Dairy Queen for a cone.
    It’s a good day to be alive.

  204. Interesting. Disturbing, but interesting.

    I just looked at my wallet sitting on the computer desk.

    It’s smeared with peanut butter.

    Did I have some naughty fun and not remember it? WTF?

  205. Ha! I’m watching the Dodger game on Fox and Matt Kemp struck out looking to end the bottom of the tenth. You couldn’t hear what Kemp said (it wasd easy to guess, though) but you could clearly hear the plate umpire say “No, I am NOT fucking kidding you.”

  206. Oh I forgot I have a post scheduled to drop in a few min. Do you want me to delay it till tomorrow morning?

  207. You can’t trust Mexican beer.

    RACIST!!!

  208. I rescheduled it to midnight

  209. Go ahead and let it post, Vmax. This one did it’s duty.

  210. I was working on it when you put this one up, so I thought I would postpone it.

    Taking the dogs for a walk,
    bbl

  211. Take pics.

    Or Sean. Yeah. Take Sean. Just don’t forget to NOT bring him back.

  212. Hah! Sean can’t walk. Vmax would have to drag him the whole way.

  213. Hah! Sean can’t walk. Vmax would have to drag him the whole way.

    Do you know something that I don’t?

  214. No, but I’ve seen your helmet and special ‘wheelie chair.’

  215. You can’t trust Mexican beer.

    When you buy a six-pack of Mexican beers there are 11 beers in there.

    RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!

  216. So rosetta ignores me casting him in his worst nightmare. Fine. Be that way. But SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH, then!

  217. No, but I’ve seen your helmet and special ‘wheelie chair.’

    Pshaw. You haven’t lived until you’ve emptied his drool cup and changed his colostomy bag.

  218. It is freakin freezing here in Michigan. Temp says 61, but I think it’s lower than that. Highest temps of the week? 70.

    Gas is $3 a gallon, and the global cooling is bugging me. Nobama is going to take all my money, and we won’t be able to afford shit.

  219. Struggling for words, Rosetta growls “Get your paws off me, you damn dirty poodle!”

    And the Academy Award for “Worst Movie Idea Ever in the History of Time” goes to…….BiW!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  220. Nobama is going to take all my money, and we won’t be able to afford shit.

    Yeah, but while we’re all huddling in our homes dying of exposure, we’ll know it’s for our own good.

  221. It is freakin freezing here in Michigan. Temp says 61, but I think it’s lower than that. Highest temps of the week? 70.

    Oddly, we’re in pretty much the same boat here. June always has cool/gloomy weather here.

  222. Wassup, tards?

  223. It’s been running 12 -16 F below normal here – plus today was the first without rain since last Sunday!

  224. Tushar!!!

    Where have you been hiding?

  225. Lessee, we did recipes earlier,

    now we’re doing the weather,

    What’s next on “How to kill a blog”

  226. Hi Tushar.

    *whisper Your dot is crooked

  227. Yeah, but while we’re all huddling in our homes dying of exposure, we’ll know it’s for our own good.

    We? I approve of such bullshit for the lefty enclaves, for them, NOTHING.

  228. MCPO, after a few weeks of glorious unemployment, I unfortunately landed a job. It has been an annoying distraction from my regular H2 appearances.

    I now realize that except for money, being unemployed beats having a job any day.

  229. >>Your dot is crooked

    Duh! It is supposed to be crooked, Justin. It is Saturday today. You Americans are so ignrnt.

  230. I now realize that except for money, being unemployed retired beats having a job any day.

    FTFM

  231. Hey! Tushar’s family tree!

    http://tinyurl.com/nahzz6

  232. Dear MCPO,

    I hate you.

    Regards
    Tushar

  233. Tushar’s kids get together with their cousins

    http://tiny.pl/3c6m

  234. You Americans are so ignrnt.

    I hate it when I run out of vowels before the end of a sentence.

  235. I hate you.

    Why? I’m broke and got nothing to do!!

  236. >>Why? I’m broke and got nothing to do!!

    Yeah, but do you spend 4 hours commuting everyday?

    BTW, why the conspiracy to turn me into a feather Indian? Rosie has been doing it for months now.

  237. Why? I’m broke and got nothing to do!!

    Then go get a job at Walmart. I hear they are the only ones hiring.

  238. Do you know what happens to the loser of the Belmont Stakes?

    Belmont Steaks.

    Hey Tush, are you offended with the feather Indian jokes? I kinda like them. They make the Multi-Cultural Baby Jesus laugh and laugh and laugh.

  239. BTW, why the conspiracy to turn me into a feather Indian? Rosie has been doing it for months now.

    Because it is funny.

    You have a great sense of humor.

    We love you.

    Rosie wants to tickle you with a feather.

  240. Beasn – Here is a special gift for you. Just ’cause I know you love him s-o-o-o-o much!

    http://tiny.pl/3c6t

  241. Beasn, they were sayin’ nice things about you at Steamboat McGoo’s.

    I put a stop to that.

  242. Rosie,

    you know that I am never offended by anything directed at me. I am just puzzled.

  243. Tushar – I put you in good company. Those are the children of proud Sioux warriors!

  244. Beasn – Here is a special gift for you. Just ’cause I know you love him s-o-o-o-o much!

    GAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    You better set your Rascal to turbo, you shit, ’cause you don’t want me catching you.

  245. I trusted a big cold Tecate mexican beer today, and napped in the pool after planting three crepe myrtles.

  246. Beasn, they were sayin’ nice things about you at Steamboat McGoo’s.

    I put a stop to that.

    Them bastids.

    *pats xbrad on the noggin*

  247. **grins like a retard**

  248. You better set your Rascal to turbo, you shit, ’cause you don’t want me catching you.

    HAHAHA!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uUtjrI9m0Q

  249. Lessee, we did recipes earlier,
    now we’re doing the weather,
    What’s next on “How to kill a blog

    I find nothing kills a blog like a good debate of Tampons v Pads, which then naturally leads to a brand discussion. Where are the other hostage ladies?

  250. Hey Chief, your secret admirer wants me to forward you her picture. Says something about meeting you once around the turn of the 19th century.

  251. Beasn – Mine was at least funny. Yours. . . merely cruel.

  252. Who the hell won this race?
    vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=48085095

  253. crap one sec

  254. A question for the experts out here:

    between Sam Adams Boston Lager, Yuengling and Corona Extra, which beer is most likely to please a crowd?

  255. Seriously, I would rather work in a garage with a bunch of men than in a hen house.
    No wonder you guys want to die first. A good percentage of women are insane.

    That is all.

    *runs off to eat dinner*

    brb

  256. you know that I am never offended by anything directed at me. I am just puzzled.

    Haha. I’m glad you’re not offended. You’re good like that.

    Your grandmother, Sitting Telephone Technical Service Person, would be proud.

  257. Maybe this race?
    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=48085095
    If imbed happens, Sorry Tushar

  258. Tushar – I would say the Corona. It’s basically a watery pilsner. . . who doesn’t drink that when it’s free?

  259. Thumbs down on the Corona. I’d go with the first.

  260. I am partial to Sam Adams Tush.

  261. >>Your grandmother, Sitting Telephone Technical Service Person, would be proud.

    Ha Ha Ha! Grandpa, ‘Dances with the Computer User Manual’ would be proud too.

  262. Beasn – Mine was at least funny. Yours. . . merely cruel.

    Au contraire mes amis.

    Yours was just as cruel. Even more so since HE is a rat bastard, who cannot get enough of himself destroying our country.

  263. Great! Three different opinions right there. Rosetta, any suggestions?

  264. Vmax – That is commie beer made in New fucking England!!?!??!? Yuengling is made by good German-Americans!!!

  265. Tushar, Brown Person. Since I’ll be drinking your beer, bring a lot. And I don’t care what it is.

    Thank you.

    Yes.

    Goodnight.

  266. What if I were to expand the choices a bit more:

    Michelob Ultra
    Sam Adams Boston Lager
    Sam Adams Summer Ale
    Yuengling
    Amstel Lite
    Stella Artois
    Tsing Tao
    Heineken
    Heinike Light
    Corona Extra
    Corona Light

  267. I have to say Corona is a good stand-by for a party beer. But, I would much rather have the Sam Adams.

  268. There is always Michelob

  269. Dave, in that case, name one and I will go with that..

  270. Go with this, Tushar:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKjhiDEQ96w

  271. Grandpa, ‘Dances with the Computer User Manual’ would be proud too.

    Hahahahaha.

    Tush, any of those you mentioned are great. And remember, after a couple, it all tastes the same.

    COUNT YOUR TSING TAO!!!!!

  272. Heineken is my beer. My absolute fav. Well, not true, because my absolute favorite is a good German beer on tap … but I really like Heineken.

    Remember this when you invite me over Tushar.

  273. Carin, I will remember that.

  274. Excellent!

  275. Is anyone going downtown to bail out PJM and Sohos?

  276. I never could stand the taste of beer.

  277. HEY STELLA!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1A0p0F_iH8

    (don’t do a lot on my account)

  278. I like that idea of Heineken mini-kegs. Does anyone else sell those?

  279. Speaking of Heineken, at the cabin, we had a little skunk that was scurrying around below the deck foraging for food.

  280. I never could stand the taste of beer.

    More for the rest of us.

  281. I’ll drink your share, Beasn.

    Cuz I lurves you like that.

  282. I never could stand the taste of beer.

    I didn’t know Beasn was a God-hating Communist.

  283. Those things are awesome! They sell ’em down the road from me.

    ONLY word of caution. Don’t move them around much. Put them in a cooler with ice (or the fridge) and then don’t move it again. It needs to be cold and not moved around a lot.

    Violate these two rules, you’ll be pouring out a lot of foam.

  284. Hating beer makes the baby Jesus cry. Beer is proof that God loves us, you know.

  285. YUENGLING LAGER!!!

  286. Clint, sounds like you had a great day swinging X
    X= unpurchased, expensive club
    NICE!!!! When my back finally clears up, I’m getting back in the golf groove, FORE
    (i knew, I knew) I was trying to do all wrong with MCPO’s link [lady golfer, dead bird, hittin from reds, FOUR] My funny No worky that day, I shall carry on. Remember, sometimes nothing’s better than ‘spanking the pills’.

  287. Apparently, God loves me a whole lot.

    Or at least he used to …

  288. Tush, if they don’t like Sam Adams, then they are commie-humping unAmerican prigs, and you don’t need to be keeping company with them.

    They make the Multi-Cultural Baby Jesus laugh and laugh and laugh.

    I think the multi-cultural baby Jesus should exercise his magical right to a death with dignity and commit physician assisted suicide.

  289. Beers can smell periods.

  290. Beers can smell periods.

    But once again, those damn commas get away with all the shit.

  291. BiW has a compacted semi-colon.

  292. Hey xbrad, I left you something over at McGoos.

  293. Really, I would have sworn BiW’s favorite punctuation mark was the colon.

    **snicker**

  294. Shim, I didn’t pay any attention to the price of that new Powerbilt driver, but I don’t think they’re that expensive. Lord knows I’ve paid enough for other drivers in the past … many of which are in timeout down in my basement!

  295. I didn’t know Beasn was a God-hating Communist.

    HEY! I can’t help it.

    Hating beer makes the baby Jesus cry.

    Oh no. I don’t want to make the baby Jesususes cry. I tolerate the hard liquer better…does that count?

  296. Every woman should have a good likker, beasn.

  297. Brent Furburger

  298. Liquer? I barely know her.

  299. BiW – You prefer a NewfuckingEngland beer made by godless, Kennedy-voting, socialist union faggots over a real lager made in America’s oldest brewery??

    I thought I knew you man. . .

  300. Every woman should have a good likker, beasn.

    * contemplates taking back what I left at McGoos*

  301. Goo Mclanahan

  302. “Liquer? I barely know her.”

    Reminds me of a story about an encounter I had years ago with a slightly younger lady. I don’t think I can tell it in mixed company though, Carin.

  303. In honor of D-Day, I wonder if Michael watched Shaving Ryan’s Privates.

  304. Clint – What did you do to your log-in??

  305. I’ll look away.

    I was a bartender. I’ve heard it all. But, I’ve never clicked on the two girls on cup link. So, perhaps I haven’t heard it all?

  306. Uh, I don’t know MCPO. It looks different than it has in the past. Has someone changed a setting for me or somethin?

  307. Shaving Ryan’s Privates.

    OMG! That would be a funny porn movie title.

  308. Reminds me of a story about an encounter I had years ago with a slightly younger lady. I don’t think I can tell it in mixed company though, Carin.

    Let me guess–she beat you up and stole all your money?

  309. Joe Kerr

  310. OMG! That would be a funny porn movie title.

    Star Whores. That would be a good one, too.

  311. Hey Burl, what game are you playing? I wanna play.

  312. what game?

  313. Okay, here goes … and I will be as “gentle” as I can in telling this story.

    There was some “liquering” going on … for quite awhile. I was a college guy, she was one of my sister’s friends … about five years younger and still in high school. After quite a bit, she tapped me on top of my head and said, “I don’t know what you’re doing down there … but I sure hope you don’t stop anytime soon.” I didn’t.

    BAHAHAHAHA. An absolutely true story.

  314. Star Whores. That would be a good one, too.

    I don’t get it.

  315. Shut yore Star Whore mouth

    I have to replace a lighting fixture now. Electricity… lemme see, it’s invisible and it can kill me.

  316. Chief, I think it’s fixed now. Apparently I had somehow logged into WordPress … very weird. I do have an old unused blog there but I never go to it … so beats me how it showed up the way it did????

  317. it’s invisible and it can kill me.

    Kinda like a pregnant pajama momma fart.

  318. Oh, that’s tame. I’ve heard lots worse.

    One of the waitresses took two guys to bed.

    I can’t even tell you about that.

  319. ah yes, the ol’ ‘tap on the head’ trick

  320. **Clint** : FORE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  321. Do you think that John Jacob Jingle-heimer Schmidt was a real person?

  322. I have lots worse, Carin, that I could tell, but they’re all on me. Some might sully my “reputation.” Snicker.

  323. I can’t even tell you about that.

    That’s okay, we’d rather you didn’t. Now, if two of the waitresses took one guy to bed, well, that’s a horse of a different color.

  324. she tapped me on top of my head and said, “I don’t know what you’re doing down there … but I sure hope you don’t stop anytime soon.”

    Why were you giving her a pedicure? Homo.

  325. I thought I knew you man. . .

    I do know. Its the very first lesson you learn when joining a fraternity. Unless its one of those faggot elitist ivy-league schools, where you have to be obsessed with your latin name and how your robe fits.

    “Pledge!!! What kind of beer is the best beer???”

    “Free beer, sir!!!”

    “That’s a good pledge! COCKROACH!!!!”

  326. “Why were you giving her a pedicure?”

    LMAO!

    Yeah, Rosie, that’s what it was … a pedicure.

  327. Yea, I thought it was pretty gross myself.

  328. What about Jimmy Crack-Corn? Was he real?

    I don’t care but I was just wondering.

  329. Do you think that John Jacob Jingle-heimer Schmidt was a real person?

    His name is my name too.

  330. I think it’s called a pootercure.

  331. Rosie, do you know the way to San Jose?

    I’ve got a lot of friends there … in San Jose?

  332. What about Jimmy Crack-Corn? Was he real?

    I don’t care but I was just wondering.

    Hahahahaha. Subtle.

  333. Men talking about giving a pedicure.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6fG6w1z658

  334. “I think it’s called a pootercure.”

    LMAO again.

    Sure cured hers!

  335. I don’t care but I was just wondering.
    Yeah, and that Mrs. Buttersworth is s-o-o sweet.

  336. Sam Adams is made by union labor? That tears it, I gotta do some research. Anybody know if Sierra Nevada is a union shop? Kirin Ichiban?

  337. I’m not taking the blame this time. MCPO totally killed the post before I got here.

  338. Okay. Movie time. See you cool kids in a bit.

    Don’t kill each other while I’m gone.

  339. Don’t kill each other while I’m gone.

    *racks slide on .45*

    Aww, just a little?

  340. I’m watching Push. Looks stupid…

  341. that annoying little girl is in it

    Fakota Danning or Danota Fadding or Dingaling Fakowi

  342. Hahahahaha. Subtle. Hahahaha.

    + 1,000 points.

    You would get more but I think that’s a racist song or something.

    I appreciate the Muslim contributions to the old negro spirituals.

    *confuses self, worships ottoman*

  343. I guess they’re making her the next Jodie Foster — an overrated mediocre child actor turned adult actor.

  344. If politics is going to influence your beer, I would go with Coors.

  345. If politics is going to influence your beer, I would go with Coors

    I think I’ll have to follow through on my plan to start home-brewing, then.

  346. Or I could just quit drinking altogether.

  347. Sniff? Sniff?
    *I think it is dead and starting to smell*

  348. New post up

  349. “Your grandmother, Sitting Telephone Technical Service Person, would be proud.
    Ha Ha Ha! Grandpa, ‘Dances with the Computer User Manual’ would be proud too.”

    Great! Now we have Blackfoot AND Brownfoot Indians here!

    Clint, you should have given me some warning we were going into witness protection, honey. I woulda dyed my hair and lost 50 pounds.

  350. I got an email from Steamboat not too long ago that he would visit here soon. Somebody needs to remind him of that.

  351. My Dad


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