Jane Fonda
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Pacific Island Rant

Recently a lot has been made about 9/11 and rightfully so. † I really didn't †get the hostility towards Jane Fonda but I think I do now. I †even saw her in a very old movie about the VA and Vietnam. † It was called 'Coming Home' and showed the reality of war. † At least at what Veterans endured when they did come home to the U.S.A. † † †As time goes on, †the contributions of the military become lost on us younger people. †But thanks to the Military Channel and the History Channel, †we can come to appreciate what these veterans sacrificed. † Many their very lives. † †And then we have ass clowns like Jane Fonda, Fitty Cents and †Soulja Boi. †Chris Rock too. † †As a consequence of living in the Philippines, †the USA and my native country are inextricably woven together. † †To hear this kind of criticism minimizes what we suffered collectively. † †I have here an email that I received. † It is from a GI too, †so I hope you like it.

Subject:†FW: Barbara Walters comments on Jane Fonda

†† Barbara† Walters said:

Thank you all.† Many† died in Vietnam for our freedoms.† I did† not like Jane Fonda then and I don't like her† now.

† She can† lead her present life the way she wants and† perhaps SHE can forget the past, but we DO NOT† have to stand by without comment and see her† "honored" as a "Woman of the Century."†††
(I remember this† well)
For those who† served and/or died.. . .


and† now President OBAMA wants to honor† her......!!!!

In Memory of LT. C..Thomsen† Wieland† who spent 100 days at the Hanoi† Hilton [Famous North Vietnam Prison]


This is for all the kids born in† the 70's and after who do not remember, and† didn't have to bear the burden that our fathers,† mothers and older brothers and sisters had to† bear.

Jane Fonda is being honored as one† of the '100 Women of the† Century..'

† Unfortunately,† many have forgotten and still countless others† have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only† the idea of our country, but specific men who† served and sacrificed during the Vietnam† War.
††† The† first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The† pilot's name is Jerry Driscoll, a River† Rat.† In 1968, the former Commandant of the† USAF Survival School was a POW in Ho Lo Prison† the ' Hanoi† Hilton.'††††††††††
Dragged from a stinking† cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in† clean PJ's, he was ordered to describe for a† visiting American 'Peace Activist' the 'lenient† and humane treatment' he'd† received.

He spat at Ms. Fonda, was† clubbed, and was dragged away.† During the† subsequent beating, he fell forward on to the† camp Commandant 's feet, which sent that officer† berserk.

In 1978, the Air Force† Colonel still suffered from double vision (which† permanently ended his flying career) from the† Commandant's frenzied application of a wooden† baton.

From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan† was in the 47FW/DO (F-4E's). He spent 6 years in† the ' Hanoi Hilton',,, the first three of which† his family only knew he was 'missing in action'.† His wife lived on faith that he was still† alive.† His group, too, got the cleaned-up,† fed and clothed routine in preparation for a† 'peace delegation' visit.

They, however,† had time and devised a plan to get word to the† world that they were alive and still survived.† Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper, with† his Social Security Number on it, in the palm of† his hand.† When paraded before Ms. Fonda† and a cameraman, she walked the line, shaking† each man's hand and asking little encouraging† snippets like: 'Aren't you sorry you bombed† babies?' and 'Are you grateful for the humane† treatment from your benevolent captors?'† Believing this HAD to be an act, they each† palmed her their sliver of† paper.†††††††††††††††

She took them all without missing† a beat.. At the end of the line and once the† camera stopped rolling, to the shocked disbelief† of the POWs, she turned to the officer in charge† and handed him all the little pieces of paper...†††

Three men died from the subsequent† beatings. Colonel Carrigan was almost number† four but he survived, which is the only reason† we know of her actions that day.

I was a† civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam† , and was captured by the North Vietnamese† communists in South Vietnam in 1968, and held† prisoner for over 5 years.

I spent 27† months in solitary confinement; one year in a† cage in Cambodia ; and one year in a 'black box'† in Hanoi . My North Vietnamese captors† deliberately poisoned and murdered a female† missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Banme† Thuot , South Vietnam , whom I buried in the† jungle near the Cambodian border. At one time, I† weighed only about 90 lbs. (My normal weight is† 170 lbs)

We were Jane Fonda's 'war† criminals....'

When Jane Fonda was in† Hanoi , I was asked by the camp communist† political officer if I would be willing to meet† with her.† I said yes, for I wanted to tell† her about the real
treatment we POWs† received... and how different it was from the† treatment purported by the North Vietnamese, and† parroted by her as 'humane and† lenient.'

Because of this, I spent† three days on a rocky floor on my knees, with my† arms outstretched with a large steel weight† placed on my hands, and beaten with a bamboo† cane.

I had the opportunity to meet† with Jane Fonda soon after I was† released..† I asked her if she would be† willing to debate me on TV.† She never did† answer me.

These first-hand experiences† do not exemplify someone who should be honored† as part of '100 Years of Great Women.' Lest we† forget....' 100 Years of Great Women' should† never include a traitor whose hands are covered† with the blood of so many patriots.

There† are few things I have strong visceral reactions† to, but Hanoi Jane's participation in blatant† treason, is one of them. Please take the time to† forward to as many people as you possibly can..† It will eventually end up on her computer and† she needs to know that we will never† forget.

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Wakefield Wins Number 200 - Finally!!!
Category: MLB
Tags: Tim Wakefield Red Sox

To say Iíve had this blog in the bullpen warming up would be an understatement, I really thought this would have been long since posted, especially last week when Tim Wakefield walked off the mound with what looked like a comfortable lead but the bullpen blew it on his seventh attempt at 200 wins†in Toronto, so we move†on to number eight. Itís a well known story too that the Red Sox have been slumping, Papi even tweeted there is reason to panic. But whatever has been ailing the BoSox lately got put on the back burner, tonight they made sure they took care of putting another game in the win column beating the Blue Jays 18-6, the Rays lost so that puts their lead to 4 games in the Wild Card and the 45 year old knuckleballer can sleep with both eyes closed tonight, number 200 is safely tucked away in the record books!

Thereís no way not to like Tim Wakefield, he is a class act with a heart of gold. His charitable work in Boston for the Franciscan Hospital for Children is well known and he received the Roberto Clemente award for players who give back to the community in 2010 after being nominated eight times. This charity brings ill children to Fenway Park so they can spend time with Wakefield and see a ball game. †He has had a charitable golf tourney every year to benefit the Touch ĎEm All Foundation that was founded by Garth Brooks as well.†

Wakefield is also the epitome of the ďTEAM GUYĒ, whether itís being bounced around from a starter to closer to middle relief, he does his job when called upon, has never complained about his role and has been on the same team since 1995Öyou just canít say that about too many players in any professional sport, heís truly one of the last of a virtually extinct breed Ė LOYAL!

Many donít even know that he wasnít even a pitcher until he got to the minorís, he was a first baseman before the Neikro Brotherís got their hands on him, they tooled him into one of the best knuckbalkerís the game has ever seen. I went to Camden Yards in the late 90ís to see the Sox-Oís and we sat about 10 rows behind the dugout and if you think that pitch is junk on TV you should see it live, you can count the threads on the ball as it floats to the plate while moving all over the place to make the batter look stupid swinging.

I really donít need to pump a lot of sunshine up your butt about Tim Wakefield, heís a fan favorite and heís right at the top of my list and has been for a long time, and Iím just glad he got the one win he really deserved and certainly earned!

†Congrats Wake!!!

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