Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on June 6, 2014 by Allahpundit

“And so we went down in the water,” he said. “It kept going over my head because the Americans had been bombing the coast line here for about six weeks prior to the invasion and there were a lot of craters under the water, and the one I went into was way over my head. And I had a Browning automatic rifle across my shoulders and bandoleers of ammo, hand grenades and a gas mask, and I had to get rid of all that otherwise I would be drowned.

“When I got on the shore, all I had left was my helmet and my gas mask, no gun.

“I picked up a gun off the beach because there were so many guys that had been killed so the guns were lying on the beach. And a friend of mine who was from Oshkosh, Wis., hollered to me to come over and have shelter from the machine guns,” he said, tears in his eyes.

“Of the 560 of us who landed that day, only 240 of us were alive,” at the end of it, he said.

“Then, when we went home, there was only 120 of us, and now there are only three,” he said, tears covering his face.

“That’s my story.”

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Geroge W Bush on D-Day June 6, 2004 by therightscoop

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just let me be first, comment god.

platypus on June 6, 2014 at 8:04 PM

And the last.

WryTrvllr on June 6, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Opoeration Overlord was very nearly a major disaster for the Allies. The fact that it wasn’t kinda makes you believe in a higher power.

myiq2xu on June 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

hey, that works too

WryTrvllr on June 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Opoeration Overlord was very nearly a major disaster for the Allies. The fact that it wasn’t kinda makes you believe in a higher power.

myiq2xu on June 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Or, …maybe they did. Tell Mazer9

WryTrvllr on June 6, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Just cannot click on that third video.

31giddyup on June 6, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Somewhere between 7th-12th!!

anuts on June 6, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Just cannot click on that third video.

31giddyup on June 6, 2014 at 8:06 PM

U ain’t alone there.

bazil9 on June 6, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Obama kicked vets out of memorials, then murdered 40 of them in hospitals, then rescued the only known deserter in the Army.

Then he chews gum during the D-Day dancing.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Question:

Obama has been in Europe all week. Why hasn’t he popped over to Landstuhl to visit Bowe Bergdahl at the military hospital??

myiq2xu on June 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Obama doesn’t belong there…

Doc Holliday on June 6, 2014 at 8:10 PM

“That’s my story.”

davidk on June 6, 2014 at 8:10 PM

“Then, when we went home, there was only 120 of us, and now there are only three,” he said, tears covering his face.

and mine

burrata on June 6, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Chewing gum like a cow. He makes me sick, I hate that POS.

BeachBum on June 6, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Then he chews gum during the D-Day dancing.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Nicorette,the SOB is so weak he can’t hold off for even a little while.

docflash on June 6, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Obama kicked vets out of memorials, then murdered 40 of them that we know of in hospitals, then rescued the only known deserter in the Army.

Then he chews gum during the D-Day dancing.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Obama is an national international universal embarrassment with no class.

non-nonpartisan on June 6, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Average age of the U.S. soldiers landing on Omaha, 20 years old. Now imagine yourself at age 20, where were you and what were you doing.

300 yard run to cover across a beach planted with half a million landmines, covered by more machine guns than existed on 10 miles of the Russian front, and bombarded by half as many artillery pieces than existed in the entire prewar French army.

If you haven’t read “D-Day” by Stephen Ambrose then you are missing something incredible.

Bishop on June 6, 2014 at 8:14 PM

RATSO…!!!…(in absentia)

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Then he chews gum during the D-Day dancing.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

What? Dog Eater was chewing gum during what?

Bishop on June 6, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Just cannot click on that third video.

31giddyup on June 6, 2014 at 8:06 PM

…I slapped it…on the screen!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:15 PM

First time I’ve watched NBC in years….and Bryan Williams is terrible.

d1carter on June 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

What? Dog Eater was chewing gum during what?

Bishop on June 6, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Obama Chomps On Gum During D-Day Anniversary Event

non-nonpartisan on June 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM

I woke up this morning to Obama’s speech. I have to be honest and say that no one will ever touch Pres. Reagan’s speech at Normandy, I can’t hear it without getting misty. Obama’s speech was awful. And the pauses for the applause that didn’t come was painful.

Cindy Munford on June 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Then he chews gum during the D-Day dancing.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

…we’re just lucky it was his jaw that was moving…and not his elbow and his hand!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Just cannot click on that third video.

31giddyup on June 6, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Nope me either

gophergirl on June 6, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Too big for me.

Axe on June 6, 2014 at 8:20 PM

And the pauses for the applause that didn’t come was painful.

Cindy Munford on June 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Why the hell does Bark do that, why does he build-in applause moments and then actually wait for it to happen; what an embarrassment.

Bishop on June 6, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Cindy Munford on June 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Yup, it was. I guess being in the presence of true heroes is uncomfortable for him…

d1carter on June 6, 2014 at 8:20 PM

I woke up this morning to Obama’s speech. I have to be honest and say that no one will ever touch Pres. Reagan’s speech at Normandy, I can’t hear it without getting misty. Obama’s speech was awful. And the pauses for the applause that didn’t come was painful.

Cindy Munford on June 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Reagan’s was delivered from his heart.
I don’t think Obama has a heart

gophergirl on June 6, 2014 at 8:21 PM

…we’re just lucky it was his jaw that was moving…and not his elbow and his hand!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Yeah, the hand that wields “the pen” …

Umm … that’s what you meant, right?

Alien on June 6, 2014 at 8:21 PM

I watched the Reagan speech today. I want to watch every year. We must never forget what these guys did and what a real POTUS sounds like.

d1carter on June 6, 2014 at 8:22 PM

“That’s very strong stuff,” said Varney. “Not as strong as I might say off-camera,” Bolton replied.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/bolton-children-should-not-be-charge-foreign-policy

davidk on June 6, 2014 at 8:22 PM

…he should have looked for a golf course the last few days…he was definitely not in his element.

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:24 PM

CIAs first Tweet: “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.”

Actually, I like it.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:25 PM

CIAs first Tweet: “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.”

Actually, I like it.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:25 PM

NSA replies…yeah, it’s your first. :)

Doc Holliday on June 6, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Yeah, the hand that wields “the pen” …

Umm … that’s what you meant, right?

Alien on June 6, 2014 at 8:21 PM

…No!……………”the pin”!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:27 PM

I’m at a loss. Troll free and not much to say.

cozmo on June 6, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Doc Holliday on June 6, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Chuckle worthy.

cozmo on June 6, 2014 at 8:29 PM

I got my first IRS tweet today: “Your audit begins today”

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:29 PM

I’m at a loss. Troll free and not much to say.

cozmo on June 6, 2014 at 8:28 PM

…blah blah blah…it’s QOTD!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

…he should have looked for a golf course the last few days…he was definitely not in his element.

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:24 PM

They’ve got bathhouses over there, yeah?

ShainS on June 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Great moments in Presidential history in my lifetime :

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country ……
Mr Gorbachev , tear down this wall …..
I did not have sexual relations with that woman ……
You are with us or you are against us ……
Corpsemen …..

burrata on June 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

I’m at a loss. Troll free and not much to say.

cozmo on June 6, 2014 at 8:28 PM

RWM’s got some cool stuff to spam. But she’s making me a sandwich at the moment.

Axe on June 6, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Obama chomping: Ugly American

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Dog Eater has a heart, it’s just shriveled, dark, malignant, and diseased.

Bishop on June 6, 2014 at 8:31 PM

They’ve got bathhouses over there, yeah?

ShainS on June 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

…that’s why he was lifting 2 pound barbells…and squatting for the cameras!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I got my first IRS tweet today: “Your audit begins today”

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Ambassador Stevens’ first tweet from the Administration:

“#SaveYourOwnAss”

ShainS on June 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

It’s days like this, the D-Day anniversary, that Obama makes me the most sick to my stomach, for some reason.

AUINSC on June 6, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Ambassador Stevens’ first tweet from the Administration:

“#SaveYourOwnAss”

ShainS on June 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Ouch

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:34 PM

They’ve got bathhouses over there, yeah?

ShainS on June 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

In France ? With water and everything ?

burrata on June 6, 2014 at 8:34 PM

…that’s why he was lifting 2 pound barbells…and squatting for the cameras!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Heh.

ShainS on June 6, 2014 at 8:34 PM

VA tweet of the day: “Please let us know if you die, so we can remove you from our wait list”

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Nothing like giving a green light to kidnap Americans.

What an idiot!

gophergirl on June 6, 2014 at 8:36 PM

VA tweet of the day: “Please let us know if you die, so we can remove you from our wait list”

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Ouch.

ShainS on June 6, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Greetings to all on this somber day of remembrance for those who fought for our freedom.

A lovely touching sight this is at the Statue of Liberty….
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2651171/Liberty-One-million-rose-petals-fall-Statue-Liberty-touching-D-Day-tribute-France-honor-US-aid-World-War-II.html

Brat on June 6, 2014 at 8:36 PM

VA tweet of the day: “Please let us know if you die, so we can remove you from our wait list”

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Ouch.

davidk on June 6, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Don’t Do Stupid Shit: The 70th Anniversary of D-Day Edition (Pics)

‘No class at all.‘

Resist We Much on June 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

The cow with his cud.

bazil9 on June 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM

…blah blah blah…it’s QOTD!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

“No-oo, you got the wrong game of teacher! Now what does the teacher say?”

Judge_Dredd on June 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Darn allergies

rbj on June 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Blah blah blah. It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on June 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

The most powerful embarrassing man in the world.

davidk on June 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Next VA tweet: “Wait list reduced! In other news 35 vets died today.”

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Nothing like giving a green light to kidnap Americans.

What an idiot!

gophergirl on June 6, 2014 at 8:36 PM

The winds are blowing….

bazil9 on June 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Don’t Do Stupid Shit: The 70th Anniversary of D-Day Edition (Pics)

‘No class at all.‘

Resist We Much on June 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

…what’s that shit in his ear for…does that stimulate ear growth??…and what is the woman in the pee pee colored outfit behind JugEars sucking on?

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Ah crap, KA2 jinxed us …

ShainS on June 6, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Just cannot click on that third video.

31giddyup on June 6, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Me neither. It would be like watching a pedophile extol the beauty of childhood innocence.

climbnjump on June 6, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Judge_Dredd on June 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM

…take a shit?…. (2 posts down!)

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Next VA tweet: “Wait list reduced! In other news 35 vets died today.”

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Followup VA tweet : ” bonuses all around yay :) “

burrata on June 6, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Greetings to all on this somber day of remembrance for those who fought for our freedom.

A lovely touching sight this is at the Statue of Liberty….
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2651171/Liberty-One-million-rose-petals-fall-Statue-Liberty-touching-D-Day-tribute-France-honor-US-aid-World-War-II.html

Brat on June 6, 2014 at 8:36 PM

That kid saluting the flag. Is he being a smart ass?

He will learn what a Color Guard does.

davidk on June 6, 2014 at 8:43 PM

gay marriage begins in Wisconsin.

coolrepublica on June 6, 2014 at 8:44 PM

…take a shit?…. (2 posts down!)

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Sorry.

“Study study study! Or bonk bonk, bad kids!”

Judge_Dredd on June 6, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Judge_Dredd on June 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM

G’evening, street judge. Earned a reprieve from wife duty, or just checking in early (before she drags your hen-pecked behind to her “night out”)?

Alien on June 6, 2014 at 8:45 PM

CIAs first Tweet: “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.”

Actually, I like it.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I thought this was a great response.

.@CIA welcome! Always remember to ████████ and follow ██████████ he has amazing ██████████

Billy Chasen (@billychasen) June 06, 2014

Barred on June 6, 2014 at 8:49 PM

89-Year-Old English D-Day Vet Told by Nursing Home He Couldn’t Join His Comrades in Normandy. He Soon Went Missing. Take One Guess Where They Found Him.

Alien on June 6, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Bernard Jordan: Disobeyed orders in order to join his Band of Brothers during a time of war.

Bowe Bergdahl: Disobeyed orders in order to desert and take off looking for the enemy during a time of war.

Pretty much says it all.

It also contrasts Obama:

American-hating military deserters?

Obama bails him out and makes the worst trade in American history.

The Greatest Generation?

Obama closes down their open-air memorials and sends the Nationalsozialismus Park Service to harass and intimidate them.

Resist We Much on June 6, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Rothman: ‘Belittling’ Dance at D-Day Anniversary ‘Caps Off Month of Disrespect for Vets

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/06/06/A-Bad-Month-for-Vets-Just-Got-Worse-D-Day-Honored-via-Interpretive-Dance

davidk on June 6, 2014 at 8:52 PM

G’evening, street judge. Earned a reprieve from wife duty, or just checking in early (before she drags your hen-pecked behind to her “night out”)?

Alien on June 6, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Girlfriend actually. No I took her out to dinner and got home a short time ago. Now she’s watching TV with two of her girlfriends that came over to watch movies. I know they’re watching some stupid chick crap from the cackling. (hope she never sees this comment ;)

Judge_Dredd on June 6, 2014 at 8:52 PM

RWM’s got some cool stuff to spam. But she’s making me a sandwich at the moment.

Axe on June 6, 2014 at 8:31 PM

You’re a very lucky dog Axe brother, a very, very lucky dog! lol

OldWeaselKeeper on June 6, 2014 at 8:52 PM

…that’s why he was lifting 2 pound barbells…and squatting for the cameras!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 8:31 PM

He was holding weights and lifting his legs, WTF does that accomplish? The man is insane.

Bishop on June 6, 2014 at 8:55 PM

G’evening, street judge. Earned a reprieve from wife duty, or just checking in early (before she drags your hen-pecked behind to her “night out”)?

Alien on June 6, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Girlfriend actually. No I took her out to dinner and got home a short time ago. Now she’s watching TV with two of her girlfriends that came over to watch movies. I know they’re watching some stupid chick crap from the cackling. (hope she never sees this comment ;)

Judge_Dredd on June 6, 2014 at 8:52 PM

I hope your wife doesn’t see it. :)

Doc Holliday on June 6, 2014 at 8:55 PM

You’re a very lucky dog Axe brother, a very, very lucky dog! lol

OldWeaselKeeper on June 6, 2014 at 8:52 PM

God loves me very much. :)

And so does Soph.

You can tell God loves me because he let my path cross hers. You can tell she loves me because of the sh!t she lets slide. :) –lol

Axe on June 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM

No class at all.‘

Resist We Much on June 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Unbelievable! I’ve never seen anyone less presidential than this moron! Sad.

OldWeaselKeeper on June 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM

If you haven’t read “D-Day” by Stephen Ambrose then you are missing something incredible. Bishop on June 6, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Thanks. I will.

wolly4321 on June 6, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Axe on June 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Hahahaha!

Uz all are my favorites!

OldWeaselKeeper on June 6, 2014 at 8:58 PM

AMERICAN PATROL – GLENN MILLER

RickB on June 6, 2014 at 8:59 PM

I hope your wife doesn’t see it. :)

Doc Holliday on June 6, 2014 at 8:55 PM

“Girlfriend.” Yeah, he’s just practicin.’

Judge, repeat after me: “Yes, dear.” “Yes, dear.” “Yes, dear. …”

Alien on June 6, 2014 at 8:59 PM

SoRo’s Renditions

^Cached for history and updated

70th Anniversary of D-Day: SoRo Channels Patton And Churchill

^Originals

Axe on June 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM

How much have you given, harry?: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/06/06/Koch-Brothers-Give-25-Million-to-United-Negr0-College-Fund

You will have to edit “Negr0″ to access the story. Mod.

davidk on June 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM

I hope your wife doesn’t see it. :)

Doc Holliday on June 6, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Ha! I did eat too much Eyetalian food. I want to lay down and take a nap but the cat is hogging the bed. She doesn’t want to be out there with the gigglers either. Thnking maybe an air mattress in the garage. Plus it ain’t so cold in there.

Judge_Dredd on June 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Doc Holliday on June 6, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Say, Doc, I hope you don’t mind me hitting you up for some medical advice?
It hurts when I do this.

Alien on June 6, 2014 at 9:03 PM

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