The only thing that Ike has more of, is stars.
Maybe that's why Ike's are bigger
Bear with me,or just move on!
I've wondered for a long time about Ike's medals. I've never seen him wear more than a few. So I scoured the "Internets" to see what I could find.
The above photo is the one where Eisenhower wears the most of his metals. Since the photo is not in color, I cant suss them out, but I imagine they are the US awarded ones only. He and Petraeus are allowed to wear their foreign awarded medals if they so desire, and I assume Petraeus desires.
The total of awarded metals are Ike 65, Petraeus 35.
So I guess that answers my nagging question...Eisenhower was humble, Petraeus, not so. (although he did win a Bronze star for Valor)
Ike never actually fought in a war, but he sure did tell a lot of brave soldiers where, when, and how to fight!
Bradley hated Patton and Montgomery, Patton hated everyone, and Monty didn't hate, he loved...himself, so Ike didn't have to be a great warrior, he had to be a great herder of cats, cats with BIG claws!
IMHO, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Marshall. They saved the world.
Now as a President....don't get me started!
Top Senate Democrats tried to scotch efforts by Majority Whip Richard Durbin to include Social Security in comprehensive deficit-reduction negotiations, illustrating the challenge facing the bipartisan talks.
The discussion occurred during a closed-door White House meeting this week among negotiators including Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, a key lieutenant.
President Barack Obama attended, although his contribution to the conversation couldn't be learned. Previously, the administration has offered general support for bipartisan debt-reduction talks. Here
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by pablo February 21, 2011
*actual quote this weekend from one of my in-laws, who is in the top 2%!
In any case, however, Mr. Ryan was more right than he knew. For what's happening in Wisconsin isn't about the state budget, despite Mr. Walker's pretense that he's just trying to be fiscally responsible. It is, instead, about power. What Mr. Walker and his backers are trying to do is to make Wisconsin — and eventually, America — less of a functioning democracy and more of a third-world-style oligarchy. And that's why anyone who believes that we need some counterweight to the political power of big money should be on the demonstrators' side.
This from the comments,
99% of the comments are spot on,
check them out.
Only five states do not allow collective bargaining for educators. Those states and their ranking on ACT/SAT scores: South Carolina, 50th; North Carolina, 49th; Georgia, 48th; Texas, 47th; Virginia, 44th. Wisconsin, with its collective bargaining for teachers, is 2nd.
This year, ExxonMobil, the most profitable corporation in the history of the world, is not paying a nickel in federal income taxes, despite having made $19 billion last year. In 2005, one-quarter of corporation -- large corporations in America making a trillion in revenue didn't pay a nickel in taxes.
I've said this before, and I will say it again. Unless your proposal includes a substantial increase in taxes and a substantial amount of cuts to the military budget as well as ending the farm subsidies and giveaways to big oil and big energy and big business, you can kindly just shut up about the deficit and the debt. Additionally, any cuts to entitlements need to include cuts to the CURRENT recipients, not grandfathering the boomers and then wondering why the cuts never materialize in the future.
If you aren't going to do those things, just shut up. You aren't serious.
While millions of ordinary Americans are struggling with unemployment and declining standards of living, the levers of real power have been all but completely commandeered by the financial and corporate elite. It doesn't really matter what ordinary people want. The wealthy call the tune, and the politicians dance.
Following the sale of the web site "The Huffington Post" to AOL for $315,000,000, the owner of the beloved photo 'toon site "Pavlovianobeisance.com" (sic) has been placed on the market by it's CEO, Pablo (aka Paul Wilskowlewskisonstienanbergbach).
"In the fast paced world of the Internets, everything is for sale, including me." said Mr. Pablo (aka Paul Wilskowlewskisonstienanbergbach).
"I will accept any serious offer, in fact I will accept any farcical offer" he went on, "I've always been a dreamer, and this site has been a nightmare for me since 2003. My fortune has dwindled, and the IRS would be after me if I hadn't donated $123.16 to the Obama Campaign."
If a buyer is found, Pablo (aka Paul Wilskowlewskisonstienanbergbach) admits he will not be cowed by new ownership, but will most likely "bite the hand that feeds me!"
of course, as always, DONATIONS ACCEPTED!
The Who Checks in
I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again