What Does the “Greatest Generation” Think?

2015 November 28
by bc3b

World War II ended 70 years ago. There are still thousands of WWII veterans alive. They remember facing constant danger as young men, some still in their teens. Many suffered serious wounds. Even more saw their buddies killed. You have to wonder what they think of today’s pampered younger generation when they read stories like this.

University students in Massachusetts who were upset by an image of a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop were offered counseling services at Framingham State University.

The offer came after the university’s “chief diversity and inclusion officer,” Sean Huddleston, described the display of the small Confederate flag sticker as a “bias incident.”

According to Metrowest Daily News, students filed two “bias reports” within the past month as a result of a student displaying the flag in some way. The most recent bias incident – reported on November 19 – was a report of a student having seen a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop.

In an email to students, Huddleston did not declare a ban on displaying the flag, but claimed that it upsets some students.

Students requiring counseling simply because someone has a Confederate flag decal on their laptop. Imagine the reaction if someone was watching a DVD of Gone With the Wind or a rerun of the Dukes of Hazard in a dorm room … or worse yet, came across BJG and saw one of ip727’s posts. Sensitive students might be attempting suicide by jumping out of first floor windows.

A recent poll indicated that 40 percent of millennials believe that speech that can be offensive to others should be banned. Imagine if we had to depend on them to defend the country.

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Hat tip: Breitbart

 

29 Responses leave one →
  1. 2015 November 28 9:37 am
    [1]
    drdog09 permalink

    I can tell you what my old man thinks (Korean vet) — “I cruised up and down Korea, froze my ass off, in support of carrier strikes to have these fucks in a hot dorm act like idiots? I wasted my service.”

    Don’t know what my relatives who did serve in WWII think — they are all deceased.

  2. 2015 November 28 10:16 am
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    bc3b permalink

    The situation on many college campuses is worse today than it was in the late 1960s and 1970s.

  3. 2015 November 28 11:40 am
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    bc3b permalink

    ESPN has tremendously overpaid for the rights to Monday Night (NFL) Football and NBA basketball.

    http://deadspin.com/what-the-nbas-insane-new-tv-deal-means-for-the-league-a-1642926274

    $24 billion is a lot of money to pay to have JM, hubby and a couple million black people tune in.

    If cable ever goes to a la carte ESPN is in even bigger trouble.

  4. 2015 November 28 12:08 pm
    [5]
    fight on permalink

    Karl and K street need to go. They need to be the first enemy conservatives take down.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-11-28/karl-rove-opens-his-rolodex-for-ben-carson

  5. 2015 November 28 12:10 pm
    [6]
    fight on permalink

    I am surprised Karl supports Carson. I figured he was all in for Jeb!

    Maybe he knows Jeb! is dead man walking.

  6. 2015 November 28 1:57 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Everybody I know above the age of 40 thinks the pampered assholes on college campuses aren’t worth spit. All, myself included, do realize that not all college students agree with the pampered assholes…but unless they are willing to stand up and fight back, then they deserve to be lumped in.

  7. 2015 November 28 5:07 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    IP, that vid in the last post was ROFLMAO!

  8. 2015 November 28 5:14 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    JR 7,

    Shit runs full circle my man. Back in the 80’s the corporatists ditched internal hiring and training in one of those MBA induced ‘lean n’ mean’ moves. The went to hiring off the street sometimes at a premium to attract the talent they needed. You know, ‘we only hire the top 20%’ HR diktat. Now that the college well is going dry the corporatists will HAVE to swing back to internal hiring and training to develop the talent they need. I suspect it won’t be long till many jobs will not require a degree again.

    And yeah even with the H-1B’s that will happen. Keep in mind, us boomers are approaching our shelf lives. When we go there is going to be a huge demographic sucking sound.

  9. 2015 November 28 5:19 pm
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    BJG and saw one of ip727’s posts~~~~I represent that.

  10. 2015 November 28 9:35 pm
    [11]

    http://news.yahoo.com/obama-says-enough-enough-latest-us-shooting-141938057.html

    When it’s hundreds dead in Chicago every year… not a peep from the prez, but shoot up a couple of abortionists and ‘enough is enough’.

  11. 2015 November 28 11:14 pm
    [12]

    Does the greatest generation think?

  12. 2015 November 29 5:35 am
    [13]

    6 – He may not, more likely he’s trying to get Trump and Carson to fight.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/28/exclusive-team-carson-refutes-false-anti-trump-rove-narrative/

  13. 2015 November 29 5:37 am
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    AP – SARASOTA, Fla. (AP)
    …”So many people lined up to hear Trump that he held a second rally outside for about 1,000 people who could not get into the arena. He then departed in the Trump helicopter.”

  14. 2015 November 29 7:31 am
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    justrand permalink

    it’s important to remember how the “Greatest Generation” got to be the “Greatest Generation”. Through the willful ignorance of their leaders, and the complicity of the media who covered up the crimes of the Communists and Fascists…and actually ADMIRED Stalin, Hitler & Mussolini.

    So the “Greatest Generation” had to step up and do something HEROIC…save the planet…when, as Churchill noted, the whole thing could have been avoided if addressed properly and in time. i.e. confront the murderous regimes BEFORE they captured half the world!

    An apt analogy, IMHO, is that of Willie Mays famous “basket catch” in the 1954 World Series. There is a (possibly apocryphal) story that when Willie Mays got back to the dugout after the catch, his manager said: “The reason you had to make a dramatic catch, is that you were OUT OF POSITION”. Whether he really said that or not, the fact is that heroic deeds are often needed because something got screwed up that didn’t have to!

  15. 2015 November 29 8:29 am
    [16]

    In Chaos Theory, the butterfly effect is the name given to the
    sensitive connection between initial conditions in which an
    insignificant event in one state, nonlinear systems can result in
    sometimes catastrophic events in the universal state.

    In other words, although unlikely, it is possible for a butterfly
    flapping its wings in Texas to cause a typhoon in the Japanese Sea .
    Case in point, in mid-20th Century America , an 18 year old hippie
    freshman in a Honolulu college had sex with an older, alcoholic Kenyan
    on a student visa, who had a wife and child back in Africa .
    And this less than significant event started the collapse and
    dissolution of the United States of America !

    Amazing, isn’t it?!

  16. 2015 November 29 10:15 am
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    bc3b permalink

    The people in the “Greatest Generation” and Willie Mays was about 10 years younger was that they took advantage of their opportunities.

    At the turn of the century, baseball stadiums were built to conform to the city block on which they were built. That’s why (with the exception of the infield) there are no “official dimensions.

    The Polo Grounds was the most extreme of any major league baseball park with very short distances down both foul lines and a huge outfield.
    Left Field: 279 ft (85 m)
    Left-Center: 450 ft (137 m)
    Center Field: 483 ft (147 m)
    Right-Center: 449 ft (136 m)
    Right Field: 258 ft (78 m)

    In any other ball park in 1954 or today Vic Wertz drive would have been a home run.

  17. 2015 November 29 10:57 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    16,

    Not a single liberal would have understood what you just posted…

  18. 2015 November 29 11:10 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  19. 2015 November 29 12:14 pm
    [20]
    drdog09 permalink

    Trump, packs the house in SC — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppxvh1aBB9g

  20. 2015 November 29 4:26 pm
    [21]
    justrand permalink

    Trump continues to be a dick…I don’t trust or like him…BUT he does continue to push my favorite theme: AMERICA FIRST!

  21. 2015 November 29 7:02 pm
    [22]
    bc3b permalink

    Trump is leading because of his America First (stop illegal immigration and cut H-1B visas). The question, JR, is whom do you trust? The GOP lied to us in 2010 1nd 2014 elections. I wanted to like Cruz, but he was a leading supporter of ObamaTrade and voted to ensure that it could pass with a simple majority (before he came out against it). He supported the Corker Bill. He is for doubling legal immigration and was for increasing H-1B limits by 500%. Now he is for temporarily curtailing H-1B due to political pressure from conservatives.

    I don’t trust any of them, but at least Trump cares enough to tell me what I have wanted to hear for the past 20 years. I could care less if he mocks a NY Times reporter.

  22. 2015 November 29 11:40 pm
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    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/nov/29/chinese-yuan-imf-special-basket-of-currencies-us-dollar

    Trump continues to a dick…I don’t trust or like him…BUT he does continue to push my favorite theme: AMERICA FIRST!

    I don’t trust him either, but I don’t trust ANY of them so it’s not really a negative when it comes to trying to get my vote. Like you mention though, I have no doubt though he really would like to start looking out for America first and ‘make America great again’, and have that be his ‘legacy’, that’s been his mantra in one form or another for more than a decade really, that part is nothing new.

    Reporter bs… yet again much ado about nothing, Trump rightfully and appropriately trashed the reporter for trying to take back a story he published 14 years ago, not the reporters disability. The reporter himself admitted while trying to play the victim card, that the last time he interacted with Trump was in the 80’s prior to him even having the disability.

  23. 2015 November 29 11:53 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Later, on January 25, 2004, another super-smart earthling, Steve Sailer, “turned [that idea] into a neat slogan,” naming the policy, artfully, as “invade the world/invite the world.” This radical strategy permanently destabilizes the homeland and the world and gives western governments all the power, everywhere.

    From his worldly perspective, ET gets the Big Picture: For whites, it’s war abroad and hell on earth at home.”

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/11/ilana-mercer/racist-xenophobic-ignorant-stingy-rednecks/

  24. 2015 November 30 12:30 am
    [25]

    “Sunday on CBSs Face the Nation, Sen. John McCain
    said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumps rhetoric was turning Muslims against the United States of America. ”

    14 years into this war and the guy still showing off that he even remotely get it, ‘hero’ my ass.

  25. 2015 November 30 7:04 am
    [27]

    McVain the enabler still spewing his senile crap.

  26. 2015 November 30 7:36 am
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    justrand permalink

    drdog, that article in #26 is VERRRRRRY lonnnnng 🙂 But is indeed WELL WORTH reading. It is almost encyclopedic in its breadth and depth. thx!!

  27. 2015 November 30 7:41 am
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    McCain the vain, spouting the same old refrain,
    In the GOP’s butt he is a pain,
    When his cajones went stale ,
    And his limp willie would longer prevail,
    The only thing left for this geriatric old fart,
    Was to whore himself like a bourbon street tart.

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