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Todd Beamer’s Dad Urges Americans To Continue To Fight

I think the man whose son died as one of the first civilian casualties in World War III deserves to be heard on his views.  He should be receiving just as much national attention for his message as Momma Sheehan.

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Help support this renewed effort to bring more attention on the War on Terror to America.  A new grassroots group has been launched to do just that:  UNITEDtoDefeatTerrorism.

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-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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  1. Decent ad. I sometimes think “support the war” ads are ever so slightly off but this one is very good.

    Comment by Synova — October 8, 2006 @ 10:36 pm - October 8, 2006

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    Comment by Ann C — October 8, 2006 @ 11:12 pm - October 8, 2006

  3. #3. That’s the impression I get, too. Da-da Beamer should stop the victim act.

    Comment by jimmy — October 8, 2006 @ 11:30 pm - October 8, 2006

  4. I wonder why he never mentions Osama bin Forgotten in the ad. After all, Osama was responsible for his son’s death. Osama has even bragged about it. Yet, not a mention that Osama is living a life of comfort protected by our “ally” in Pakistan and pretty much ignored by Dear Leader himself.

    Comment by Ian — October 8, 2006 @ 11:34 pm - October 8, 2006

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    Comment by Anonymous — October 8, 2006 @ 11:36 pm - October 8, 2006

  6. C’mon Bruce. He hasn’t been “Dowdified”. Libs don’t give a damn what he has to say.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — October 8, 2006 @ 11:49 pm - October 8, 2006

  7. But what about the Washington Post reporting that Jim Kolbe saw inappropriate (one account says sexually explicit) instant messages between Mark Foley and a congressional page in the year 2000?!!! Yes, that’s not a typo. It was SIX YEARS AGO.

    This account was confirmed yesterday by Kolbe’s spokesperson. However, she denied the messages were sexually explicit. Yet, the source provided the alledged sexually explicit messages in question to The Post on condition they not be reprinted.

    Now, why didn’t this become an issue then? Because Rep. Kolbe is gay, you know what people will say.

    It looks bad.

    Comment by Chase — October 8, 2006 @ 11:59 pm - October 8, 2006

  8. #2 – You mean like the Jersey Girls, who seem to suck the air out of any interview in which they appear?

    Or does it mean that to “support the war” and “support the troops,” it is somehow more legitimate if you are a RAT? Nah…couldn’t be.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — October 9, 2006 @ 12:35 am - October 9, 2006

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    Comment by Anonymous — October 9, 2006 @ 12:47 am - October 9, 2006

  10. #9: “gay Republican Jeff Trandahl, who apparently made the whole thing disappear.”

    I think Trandahl is going to be a key witness here. It appears he was forced out of his job as House Clerk. Why would that be? Perhaps he had decided enough was enough and the Greedy Old Pervert House leaders had to decide whetehr to take action against Foley or risk a scandal and that safe Florida seat. So they canned Trandahl and let Foley continue to chase pages.

    Comment by Ian — October 9, 2006 @ 1:07 am - October 9, 2006

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    Comment by Anonymous — October 9, 2006 @ 1:42 am - October 9, 2006

  12. Amazing.

    Predictable, but amazing.

    #2 Kinda sorta like Mother Sheehan. How many years dancing on her son’s grave and living off his military life insurance?

    Comment by Synova — October 9, 2006 @ 1:42 am - October 9, 2006

  13. The more I think of it…

    A man views his son as a hero and is proud of what he and others did and sees that action as the first action against the terrorists and Ann C sees this as *enjoying* his death? What? Because he is proud instead of ashamed of his son? How about those fire fighters who died, is it okay with you, Ann, if at least a few of those families view their lost loved ones as heroes?

    What have people got against heroism anyhow? What sort of world is it where heroism is embarassing and victimization glorified? I guess to be adequately moral everyone has got to wallow in a morass of denial and blame laying and that good old victimization, Mama Sheehan grotesquely laid out on her son’s grave, to be expressing honest emotions. All angst all the time.

    Dang, and I’d always thought that growing past angst-as-honesty was a sign of pending adulthood.

    How would Todd Beamer want to be remembered? The way his father does, with love and admiration? How would Casey Sheehan want to be remembered, who actually volunteered for a patrol he didn’t need to go on the day he was killed, as a sap, a victim, not in charge of his own destiny?

    No heroes. We can’t have heroes.

    It’s very sad.

    Comment by Synova — October 9, 2006 @ 1:53 am - October 9, 2006

  14. Haven’t you heard, Synova? Heroes aren’t “Cool” or “Relevant” or “Nuanced”. 🙂

    Comment by Attmay — October 9, 2006 @ 2:18 am - October 9, 2006

  15. I have a quote I wrote down from a commenter on Blackfive.net called Subsunk and I think that the conversation was actually about flight 93 and that first counter-attack, that first spontaneous resistance and heroic decision to act.

    A very American virtue is a feeling of responsibility, to act, to protect ourselves and others, to right wrongs as we see them even if it isn’t our “job.” It’s exemplified by the heroes on flight 93.

    This is the quote: “Every hand a sword, every foot a hammer, every mind a weapon. It is our wits that make us men. Use them. And never, never, never, never give in. To the tyrant never yield.”

    Comment by Synova — October 9, 2006 @ 2:41 am - October 9, 2006

  16. The thing is, Synova, libs wallow in a pit of doom, gloom, hate, misery, despair and victimhood. That seems to be why their heroes are those who murder wholesale (eg. Castro, Guevara, Stalin, Pol pot etc.). Their vaunted heroes are Grand Kleagles and vehicular manslaughterers. If Foley had an “D” after his name, you can bet that he never would have resigned and would have wagged his finger at all of us declaring that it was none of our business.

    Liberals are the saddest, most pathetic around and don’t deserve any compassion. Their hate will destroy them.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — October 9, 2006 @ 4:37 am - October 9, 2006

  17. Wow. So much classier than Cindy Sheehan.

    Comment by Bla — October 9, 2006 @ 12:21 pm - October 9, 2006

  18. Cindy Sheehan? Classy? That’ll be the day.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — October 9, 2006 @ 12:57 pm - October 9, 2006

  19. I don’t give them any compassion. Just contempt. And until they show the least bit of contrition (that’ll be the day), that contempt will be earned.

    Comment by Attmay — October 9, 2006 @ 1:18 pm - October 9, 2006

  20. I forgot to mention, my last comment was in response to #16.

    Whatever happened to the loyal opposition? Creatures such as “michael” and the remaining half of the sockpuppet brigade and the rest of the lowercase crowd are a bunch of spoiled, hateful children.

    Comment by Attmay — October 9, 2006 @ 1:22 pm - October 9, 2006

  21. Synova, I think the point of Ann C was to basically say what Ann Coulter said about the 9/11 widows. It was a conservative who first lashed out at grieving family members who wanted to honor what their loved ones would have wanted. I don’t think the commenter necessarily feels that way, but was merely pointing out the hypocrisy of the right using the family members of 9/11 victims to support the war while criticizing those that do not. I didn’t see anything wrong with the ad myself, but coming from people who think Cindy Sheehan should shut up, it seems a bit hypocritical to say that we should care what Todd Beamer’s father thinks. He didn’t volunteer to fight terrorists…he did it to save his life. I would think most of us who knew what the outcome of a hijacking was going to be on 9/11 would have done the same. That doesn’t mean we would support the war or not. It’s a bit of a stretch to me, but hey, it’s all part of the game that both sides play.

    Comment by Britton — October 9, 2006 @ 1:27 pm - October 9, 2006

  22. I didn’t see anything wrong with the ad myself, but coming from people who think Cindy Sheehan should shut up, it seems a bit hypocritical to say that we should care what Todd Beamer’s father thinks.

    There is a key difference between Todd Beamer’s father and Cindy Sheehan; namely, that he doesn’t have a record of calling the people who killed his son “freedom fighters”, sending them hundreds of thousands of dollars, and blaming the Jews for the fact that his son was killed.

    Furthermore, none of the “Jersey Girls” have ever given me any reason to believe that their actions have anything to do with 9/11 — and several reasons to believe that they have everything to do with bashing Bush and Republicans.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — October 9, 2006 @ 1:52 pm - October 9, 2006

  23. Britton, Todd Beamer’s father is who he is, and thinks what he thinks. You are free to take it or leave it, as you see fit. It’s called freedom.

    Same with Cindy Sheehan. Britton, if you are so dumb that you can’t see what a contemptible narcissist Cindy Sheehan – Erasing her son CASEY SHEEHAN’S actions and legacy, while Beamer, by contrast, goes out of his way to honor his son’s – you do that. We’re in a relatively free country.

    And that is the difference between them, by the way. And there is nothing remotely hypocritical in PEOPLE (conservative or otherwise) noticing that Cindy Sheehan is a contemptible narcissist who erases her own son’s views and actions, while Todd Beamer does the opposite to his. But hey, Britton, if you want to make faux hypocrisy accusations just the same, showing what a fool you are – Have at it!

    Comment by StopTheLiesAndBullsh*t — October 9, 2006 @ 2:22 pm - October 9, 2006

  24. P.S. For those not in the know: CASEY Sheehan was an Iraq war supporter and heroic volunteer. He believed in defending America, and in defending the people of Iraq from dictators and terrorists. Everything Cindy Sheehan has done as a public figure, she has done to erase what he gave his life for. Making it “about her”.

    Again, contrast to David Beamer (sorry, I typed the wrong name – Todd is of course the son) who has NOT gone about systematically erasing his son’s legacy.

    Comment by StopTheLiesAndBullsh*t — October 9, 2006 @ 2:32 pm - October 9, 2006

  25. Great post above, STL&BS. The freedoms that Casey paid for in his death are the ones being reaped by his mom. And this is the way she thanks him.

    What a sick woman.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — October 9, 2006 @ 11:34 pm - October 9, 2006

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