CHRIS HAYES: Thinking today and observing Memorial Day, that’ll be happening tomorrow. Just talked with Lt. Col. Steve Burke [sic, actually Beck], who was a casualty officer with the Marines and had to tell people [inaudible]. Um, I, I, ah, back sorry, um, I think it’s interesting because I think it is very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words “heroes.” Um, and, ah, ah, why do I feel so comfortable [sic] about the word “hero”? I feel comfortable, ah, uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. Um, and, I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that’s fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism: hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers and things like that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic. But maybe I’m wrong about that.
Yea … maybe CHRIS HAYES IS wrong about that!
Jack called a vet yesterday he knows and told him come on over tomorrow for yardbird and cold beer. This vet did’nt do anything extraordinarily heroic. He served. He served his country in time of need. For that service Jack honors this vet and all vets.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Lady Gaga canceled her sold-out show in Indonesia after Islamist hard-liners threatened violence, claiming her sexy clothes and provocative dance moves would corrupt the youth.
The controversy was a blow to the predominantly Muslim country’s reputation for combining free speech and democracy with a mostly moderate brand of the faith.
So Lady Gaga was declawed and gagged by “moderate” Indonesian Islamist. When will the world learn there is NO “moderate” or “extremist” Islam … there is only Islam.
And all this time Jack thought she enjoyed a good gaggin …
Slapping the dirtbag that help plan and execute the killing of 3000 US citizens.
Was stripped naked (he didn’t die … oh my).
Had to hold his hands over his head (he didn’t die … oh my).
Denied sleep to this dirtbag (he didn’t die … oh my).
Fed Ensure instead of steak to this dirtbag (he didn’t die … oh my).