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Reagan made the same point, without the language that some are objecting to in Mattis' statement. I suppose it's fair enough to say that it's possible to make the point without the language; but maybe America needs to hear that kind of language from a guy like Jim Mattis more than we used to do.

6 comments:

E Hines said...

...without the language that some are objecting to....

I could give a rat's patootie what some p*sies object to.

Patton had it right long before Reagan spoke: give it to them loud and dirty. That way, they'll remember it.

Eric Hines

Eric Blair said...

One wonders what all the individuals with pussies thought of that remark, but here, I suppose, is an example of a word not really meaning anymore what it originally meant, but everybody gets the idea anyway.

Still, much like the insult in the UK of calling somebody (almost always a man) a cunt, the root of the insult is calling a man a woman, which has all sorts of historical examples, but not the other way around, really.

Curious that. Does still get attention though.

Grim said...

I mean, I thought the biggest shock was hearing a Marine direct this remark to Navy sailors. Next he'll be praising the Army for its toughness and mental discipline. :)

Larry Harman said...

Grim, that was my first thought. "He's talking to sailors!" ;)

Eric Blair said...

He should have made a reference to "Marine Uber"

douglas said...

It's ironic, isn't it, that the people (the left) who have been busy tearing down our civilized norms and courtesies, are now incensed that he's using vulgar language- in talking to sailors no less?