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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ramping Up Operations

Jews wait for the Lord,
Protestants sing hymns to him,

Catholics say mass and eat him

--Love in the Ruins
, Walker Percy

I know you're all a little down

because Lindsay Lohan is in jail.

But look at it this way:
Our streets are once again safe

--Late Show with David Letterman

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82nd Airborne Sgt. Chad Stewart, from Detroit -- one of America's Guards of Honor -- stops a boy and his burro at a checkpoint (U.S. Ramps up Afghan Operation.) Don't that just say it all?

Detroit -- once-proud Motor City -- lies in ruins, while one of its sons spends his days checking burros halfway around the world. Drones, satellite signal intelligence, blast-resistant vehicles, sophisticated communications, and it boils down to a burro at a checkpoint. If one believes the Bible, then our soldiers are not that far removed from the Roman legionnaires or King Herod's soldiers, who faced another boy on a burro.


Burro checkpoints ... it sure makes me sleep more soundly knowing that threat has been neutralized.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Underground Carpenter said...

Hi Jim and Lisa,

I know I'll sleep better at night, knowing that burro was patted down and Lindsay Lohan is safely incarcerated.

Dave

Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 4:35:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Hey Dave,

We are glad to deliver those fleeting moments of peace.

Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 5:57:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Ghost Dansing said...

souljah

Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 7:17:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Grant said...

To be fair, that soldier and child are both probably better off in every way than if either of them was in Detroit.

I wonder when people will figure out that the 82nd Airborne Division is terrible at being detectives but really good at jumping out of planes and firing automatic weapons.

Monday, July 26, 2010 at 7:27:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

UC,
Does an old Ranger get to pat down Lindsey?
jim

Monday, July 26, 2010 at 8:10:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Grant,
It's all a cosmic joke.
jim

Monday, July 26, 2010 at 8:11:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yessir Jim,
'tis a cosmic joke...

wish I could get it.
It just don't feel funny anymore....

Deryle

Monday, July 26, 2010 at 5:21:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Underground Carpenter said...

Hi Jim,

I'm sure they patted down Lindsay at least as good as the burro, and I'm sure there were lots of volunteers.

Dave

Monday, July 26, 2010 at 5:32:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Deryle,
Hermann Hesse called it- the laugh of the immortals, and i'll call the pwot -the dance of the immoral.
The point of the cosmic joke is exactly that we don't get it.
We can't without sheddding our false dreams, and when we accomplish this we have become the immortals.
jim

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 10:06:00 AM GMT-5  

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