Tuesday, May 29, 2007

What the Left Has Given Us:

Police Arrest 2 At Parade
By Michael Levenso


Standing ramrod straight in dress blues and crisp khakis, the seven color guard members lifted their rifles for one of the most solemn moments of any Memorial Day parade, the 21-gun salute. Hundreds who had gathered to witness the tribute watched in silence.

Just then, the eggs came flying. One glanced off a tree branch, and landed far away from the marchers in yesterday's Memorial Day Parade in Rockland, said Ryan Durfee , a former Marine who was marching in the color guard. Another crashed 8 feet in front of the color guard.

"Too close for comfort," Durfee said last night.

After the throwing , Durfee said he saw two teens run from their backyard into their house, and two police officers chase after them.

Rockland police said last night that they arrested two 13-year-olds and charged them with disorderly conduct and assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony.

Rockland Police Chief John Llewellyn told FOX-25 TV that the culprits were a "couple of 13-year-olds that just wanted to cause some trouble and they picked the wrong time and the wrong group of people to do it to."

Durfee said the color guard completed its 21-gun salute despite the disturbance. But last night at the Rockland Veterans of Foreign Wars center , emotions were still raw, said Steven MacDonald , the post commander.

"It's very discouraging, especially on a day like today," MacDonald said. "We don't need somebody throwing eggs at us. That's crazy. It's unacceptable."

MacDonald said several veterans are planning plan to show up at Hingham District Court today to demonstrate their disgust as the two teens are arraigned in the juvenile session.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2007/05/29/police_arrest_
2_teens_at_parade/


My stepdad was a Marine. He worked on the 'crash crew' on airstrips in Okinawa after the war. My sis says, after one particularly bad crash, she remembers mom told her he she heard him crying in the bedroom...

I swear to God, if I had been in that crowd and saw those boys throwing eggs at those fine men, I would have charged out of the crowd and totally come unglued; I'd have slapped the s*** out of them. They would've been very glad to be turned over to the police... Nothing makes me madder!

23 Comments:

Anonymous bobcat said...

I'd have been right there along side of you, Donal!

5:11 PM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

I hope they are using Leftist chickens to supply the eggs. Right-wing chickens would be truly insulted.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Les Ismore said...

I missed the part where it says 'leftist teens'. Was it edited out of the article by the MSM?
0h...sorry, you just assume that they must be leftist 13 year olds!
Come on...you are really stretching it here! The police said it was just kids up to no good.
And believe me, they are bad kids and should have the crap beat out of them by their parents but to say they are leftist. Just laughable. You ruin a good story by your delusional projections. Heck, why dont you just call them the spawn of Satan.

6:14 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

CATFLEAS--Don't be flip about it...

7:59 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES--That's an excuse-making cop out from you. No kid being raised, thinking, with good rightwing morals would've DARED do anything like that!

They wanted to 'cause some trouble' and that was the ONLY single thing they could think of to do? Just what in the heck do YOU think influenced them but you people?

Don't for a minute that 13 year-olds can't be Leftist; by that time, they've had their abstract thought abilities--adult thought patterns--established for some time.

Remember, plenty of the Leftists who spoke out in the sixties were in that age group--some of them hadn't been much older when they took up with Charles Manson...

If a Rightwinger had done this to one of yours, you'd be screaming it from the rooftops. We righties think when EITHER side does it, it's wrong.

You'll go on excusing Leftist agitators until the day you die JUST BECAUSE they are Leftist--and for no other reason. Sounds like you're the perpetual kids in the crowd.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Les Ismore said...

Well, there you go again with your projections. First of all, these kids did it to one of ours. I hate to tell you this but Marines are Americans, not wingers. Probably more aligned with the Democratic party but we have had the conversation before.

Your projection of your thought that all things bad come from the left is kind of silly. You have no evidence about anything about these rotten little kids other than your hope that you can smear progressives with something that we all find so freaking outrageous. Luckily you are one of the few people in this great country who will take something really horrible and try to make some political hay even where none exists. Newt Gingrich would be very proud of you.

Donal, please quit while you are ahead here. That crap about Charles Manson makes as much sense as me claiming Timothy McVeigh is a card carrying Republican.

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2007/05/verschfte_verne.html

8:44 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Probably more aligned with the Democratic party but we have had the conversation before.

That's absolute nonsense--it totally flies in the face of common sense and what those in the military have experienced themselves (my Unk Bob flew Marine choppers in Nam.)

Second of all, I didn't provide just ONE example; there's 3 examples of Leftist vandalism on my blog (some rightwinger sure isn't going to do those kind of things!) And there's nearly half a page litany from DU on THEIR attitudes as well, AND there's Pelosi's actions etc. that I've recorded as well.

See, Les, I don't just take opinion from ONE source, for a ONE-TIME happening. I show the opinions actions, and factual renditions of exactly what's going on. It sure flies in the face of your 'prolley more Marines are Dems', and refs to Tim McVeigh...

Funny, for all your verbal flipdip that ALL these people are Democrats, in reality, I heard virtually NOTHING from the Dems on Memorial Day except 'I hate Bush', swastikas, thrown eggs, and escape trips to Greenland. I SURE didn't hear and 'Bless our troops' or 'I love America".

7:06 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES--BTW, don't bother to post garbage by Andrew Sullivan. He has NO credibility with me--I understand exactly who he is and where he's coming from.

Secondly, you say I'm trying to make more out of an incident that 'we all find so outrageous'....

Well, Les, I SURE AS HELL DIDN'T HEAR YOU SAY YOU WERE OUTRAGED.The only thing YOU did was make excuses for the egg throwers behavior. You neatly fail to mention anything about Pelosi being AWOL, where Murtha and Reid may be, the swastikas and burning of American flags on the graveyards of our Vets' (NO RIGHTIES WOULD DARE DO THAT!) and all the very sour bitterness and hatred shown by your fellow Lefties on DU. (I tried to include as many examples as I could--way MORE than you EVER come up with to back your own points.) You just either ignore or make excuses or downplay every one.

Your very actions--or, rather, non-action, proves the point I was trying to make.

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Les Ismore said...

Donal,
First of all my first comment included this statement:
"And believe me, they are bad kids and should have the crap beat out of them " I think that expresses outrage.

My second post called them rotten little kids and "something that we all find so freaking outrageous". I think anyone familiar with the English language will find the root outrage in the word outrageous.

Thirdly, I think if you or anyone rereads my post on this, I do not make excuses for the egg throwers behavior.

What I do is chide you for saying that they must be leftists because they are juvenile delinquents.

Finally, I am doing what you always tell me to do, stay on topic!

So please, dont clearly misinterpret my posts. Anyone can see that you are wrong in your accusations.

7:23 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES, I'll let my posters have the last word on this...

7:30 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

P.S. LES--You STILL haven't commented on ALL the vandalism, swastikas, and attitudes that represent Memorial Day from the Left--you're still focusing on this ONE incident when there have been SO many other examples of this Leftist disgraceful thinking.

7:35 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Younger teens tend to mirror what they hear and are taught at home, thusly, if these boys threw eggs at marines JUST to cause trouble, why marines?
If my 2 had done something like that, and they wouldn't, they would also be thinking that they could get away with it. Why? is it because they get away with stuff all the time at home?
All the conservatives I know, raise their children to RESPECT others. The liberal parents I know have varying degrees of spoiled little monsters who are in trouble with the police!

tmw

10:26 AM  
Anonymous jean said...

Donal,
If you are referring to the incident with the little
future suicide bombers throwing eggs at our marines..
First,,they need the fear of \God put into them.

They know nothing about anything..those men in uniform
are the reason they could move around and do what they
did.

An enlisted /active duty soldier cannot fight back,,or
attack civilians, to do so would put him in jail.
So, you have here a couple of nasty little heathen
attacking someone who had their hands tied.

Now, being from a family who had active duty
people..my dad..and then later I married a G/I.

My own husband tells me how on returning from Viet Nam
his plane was greeted by the local peace creeps.

The peace creeps took hands full of rocks and pebbles
and threw them at the windows of the airplane.

Now, wasn't that just ducky?

You fly into YOUR HOME LAND and are attacked???

How the hell do you suppose that makes someone feel.

Horrible kids, these 2 in the story.

Now, while stationed in California in 1990's ,. one of
my co workers told me how upset her child in high
school was, he had been heckled by a classmate, the
mate calling my friend's husband( the dad of the kid)
a baby killer.

A baby killer.

THANK YOU AGAIN you 1960's peace creeps, left wing
commie loving freaks,.,.for making this type of hate
speech so accepted.

If hitting someone or killing someone because of race
or sexual preference is hate..then what do you call
attacking your own country men who fight for you???

These punks in the story would not have done this
except someone most likely put them up to it or egged
them on from some old glory days recollected by some
old ex hippie type.

Enough.

Time to slap these people down and I am glad these
soldiers are going to lodge a protest to the court
there.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous z said...

No one can know for sure if those kids are left wing kids, but I don't
KNOW a rightwinger's kid who was raised with traditional values who'd
throw eggs at ANYTHING let alone our soldiers in uniform. Especially
on a holiday his parents would have talked to him about.

I get real tired of the constant playing down and excusing of anti-
patriotism, which this can only be. Kids don't egg soldiers in uniform
if they're decent, good kids who were raised to love this country and
appreciate what they're doing for us/America!

It takes a troubled kid to throw eggs at ANYTHING, in my humble
opinion....

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Les DONAL's right and you're wrong, factually speaking of course. It was quite refreshing to hear you admit that you're a progressive. Man oh man isn't that a loaded label. It means that you are allowed to lie, straight-faced, because of course the ends justifies the means, right? Sounds kinda Islamic. And I'll bet you thought I forgot the whoppers that you tried to pass off as President Bush's quotes about the war. YOU KNOW what I'm talking about.

So let's get started with substance, shall we?

Donal wasn't projecting at all when she claimed that these kids were leftists. She was using common sense guided by experience. We call that an educated guess. The left doesn't like that concept, it prefers idiots that need constant guidance. She may in fact be wrong, but we BOTH know that these little schmucks probably come from Democrat households. Did you read DU on Memorial Day Les? Christ almighty what a pathetic lot you lefties make! But "spawn of Satan" sounds about right.

So you think that Marines are probably more aligned with the Democrat Party!? To DONAL and I-and the casual reader-that is one of the most ABSURD things a person could EVER say! Since you are an admitted "progressive" I'm left wondering whether or not you truly believe this whopper. It's bullshit for sure, I'm just wondering if you actually believe it. What a joke. So far les you're faithfully following that old lefty pattern of:

1. Up is down, down is up
2. Black is white
3. Good is bad
4. Left is right (when we know it's wrong ;-)
5. Tax increases on the rich help the economy and the "workers"
6. Man is responsible for global warming
7. Socialist policies will reverse that warming
8. Showing weakness to tyrants averts war
9. Saddam didn't have WMD
10. Fire doesn't melt steel

Les do you EVER tire of leftist lies?

This question requires far more introspection than most leftists are capable of. In my dealings with you "progressives" I've discovered that you guys are members of a delusional little cult. Do you ever find yourself wondering why capitalism works SO much better than socialism? Do you know why the Soviet union failed?

It's certainly not a harmless cult either. Most of you were HORRIBLY served in college by some professor who taught Marxism, when his official job was Cultural Anthropology 101. It happened to me.

So in your formative years you were inculcated by some malcontent lacking the skills or desire to make it in a competitive marketplace with the socialist disease.

Was this you les? I'll never know for sure, but I've met the type and destroyed their inane leftist arguments REPEATEDLY!

Your "progressive" worldview makes no sense les. In the final analysis it's a criminal venture that requires the forceable confiscation and redistribution of other people's property. It's morally revolting, and when taken to it's logical conclusion ends up in unparalleled genocide and suffering. Stalin, Pol Pot, and Mao come to mind. Before you distance yourself from these monsters look up the origin of the "progressive" movement.

American leftists like to call themselves "liberals." Which is also abject horse-hit! The implication is that they are champions of human liberty. This is true only where sex and drugs are concerned. Even the most harmless among them believe in a HUGE nanny state that TRAMPLES individual freedom.

Les, you and your leftist cohorts champion a way of life that our brilliant Founding Fathers would oppose with every fiber of their being!

America is the crowning achievement of Western Civilization. "Progressivism" (I wanted to call it sewage) is the malignant offspring of the French Revolution, Marx, and Lenin. I've taken the former, les you're welcome to the latter.

G-d bless America!!

Morgan

2:11 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Gosh, Morgan--that was wonderful! You need to write a book! (How about the Federalist Papers updated?)

The public has spoken, Les--a very well-educated and articulate public... Their examples kick ass. YOUR examples, Les, are the twins: Speculation and Tom DeLay--not quiiiiite enough.

3:29 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

P.S. Whenever someone makes ONE gratuitous statement like 'yesyesyes, that was awful, BUT...' and a dozen statements excusing, I can pretty much tell where their real sympathies lay.

LES, you might have made ONE sentence decrying what these youths did, but you do not even mention the TOTALITY of vandalism on Memorial Day and you spend all the rest of your time making excuses for them. It's obvioushow you really feel.

Using phrases like harmless prank, or kids, or joking that they couldn't be leftists at 13 are nothing but minimizing obfuscations.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DONAL ranting about leftists is fun AND easy. What I'll never really get used to is their penchant for telling whoppers.

Morgan

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello everyone

I always tell people who want to hear me that if they want to resign as protest they need to make a big noise about it .
Otherwise their resignation is worthless.

If you want to protest - do it loudly using you name.

If these kids wanted us to take their protest seriously they should have told us where do they come from.

What is it they are upset about and what is the name of their organization.


The cowardly behavior of hiding behind annonimity is not worthy of our attention.
Anyone hurting our troops is a despicable disloyal American not desrving to live in this country.


batya

7:47 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

AMEN, sis--you and Morgan gave him the ol' beat down!

8:15 PM  
Anonymous les ismore said...

Excuse me...but where did I make an excuse for these ingrates? Show me the post.

That is what I love about you guys, when facts dont support your argument, make stuff up.

And Morgan, please, you are foaming at the mouth again. A little perspective here. Take a look at my posts. My point is simple: It is silly to project your hatred of the progressive movement onto some bad 13 year old kids. It is childish and silly to make these projections based on no information.... Oh wait, that is the rights stock and trade. And please, your fantasy that everyone in the military thinks like you is both laughable and scary.

Donal - I am not making excuses for these kids (READ MY POSTS AGAIN), I am saying is that you lose all credibility. All of it by saying that an act we all despise must somehow have grown out of the progressive movement.

Batya, they were from no organization other than the organization of Juvenile Delinquents. The cops even said that. Sheesh... I expect better from you of all people.

TMW- My conservative friends have little spoiled monsters. Real sense of entitlement. You know the type, born on 3rd base and thought they hit a triple. Hate the military also. As do their parents. Well, dont hate it but never served and dont expect their kids to either. So if I played the projection game, these juvenile delinquents were future Timothy McVeighs, Republicans to the core.

Z - Ever the voice of reason, thanks for seeing clearly through all of this bull flying around here.

5:00 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

ALL OF THE STATEMENTS BELOW BELITTLE THE IMPRESSION THESE ACTS HAVE HAD ON US RIGHTWINGERS, CALL OUR CONCLUSIONS SILLY, AND SHRUG OFF THESE DEEDS AS HAVING BEEN DONE BY 'HARMLESS KIDS'. THESE ACTS WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN DONE BY A RIGHTWINGER.

--I missed the part where it says 'leftist teens'. Was it edited out of the article by the MSM?
0h...sorry, you just assume that they must be leftist 13 year olds!

--Come on...you are really stretching it here! The police said it was just kids up to no good.

--You ruin a good story by your delusional projections.

--Well, there you go again with your projections. First of all, these kids did it to one of ours. I hate to tell you this but Marines are Americans, not wingers. Probably more aligned with the Democratic party but we have had the conversation before.

--Your projection of your thought that all things bad come from the left is kind of silly.

--Luckily you are one of the few people in this great country who will take something really horrible and try to make some political hay even where none exists.


As the posters here testify, I've lost NO credibility. YOU have, though; equating Timothy McVeigh's dementia with conservative military values--talk about CHERRY-PICKED. You found ONE guy and brand our side with it, I find REAMS of Leftist atitudes--from a variety of sources, and you think that gives you grounds to deny every single one.

That's ridiculous.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

Come off it, Les.... Donal has put up many articles about vandalism on Memorial Day - Nazi flags on the east coast, burnt flags and more swastikas on the west coast up here, vandalized pig, and the thrown eggs. I see you don't address the totality of it, you have no educated supposition about who might be doing it.

Why WOULD anybody on the right do any of those things?

Why people on the left would is painfully obvious.

5:10 PM  

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