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Friday, June 25, 2010

coulda heard a pin drop ...

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Here`s a refresher on how some of our former
patriots handled negative comments about our

JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk,
was in France in the early 60's when DeGaule decided to
pull out of NATO. DeGaule said he wanted all US
military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded "does that include
those who are buried here?

DeGuale did not respond.
You could have heard
a pin drop

When in England , at a fairly large
conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of
Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of
empire building by George Bush.

He answered by saying, 'Over the
years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men
and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our
borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked
for in return is enough to bury those that did not

You could have heard
a pin drop.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

There was a conference in France where a
number of international engineers were taking part,
including French and American. During a break, one of
the French engineers came back into the room saying
'Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He
has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the
tsunami victims. What does he intended to do, bomb

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied
quietly: 'Our carriers have three hospitals on board
that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear p
owered and can supply emergency electrical power to
shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the
capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can
produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea
water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for
use in transporting victims and injured to and from their
flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does
France have?'

You could have heard
a pin drop.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a
naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S. ,
English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a
cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large
group of Officers that included personnel from most of those
countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they
sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained
that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans
learn only English. He then asked, 'Why is it that we
always have to speak English in these conferences rather
than speaking French?'

Without hesitating, the American Admiral
replied, 'Maybe it's because the Brit's,
Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you
wouldn't have to speak German.'

You could have heard
a pin drop.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Robert Whiting , an elderly gentleman of
83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a
few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

"You have been to France before,
monsieur?" the customs officer asked

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to
France previously.

"Then you should know enough to
have your passport ready."

The American said, 'The last time I
was here, I didn't have to show it."

"Impossible. Americans always have
to show your passports on arrival in France !"

The American senior gave the Frenchman a
long hard look. Then he quietly explained,
''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day
in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a
single Frenchmen to show a passport to."

You could have heard
a pin drop.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If you are proud to be an American, pass
this on! If not, delete it.
I am proud to be of
this land,


is there a pin dropping

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