Saturday, November 29, 2014

Received and posted

I'm posting in it's entirety, adding nothing, deleting nothing.

Ms Libertarian Angel:
I forwarded your link about Jane Fonda to Mike Benge, a former civilian POW in the Hanoi Hilton. The response is below.
Apparently, enough folks have misinterpreted his (and others) comments over the years that it has all blended badly.
I write as a retired Special Forces soldier with two tours in the Central Highlands. Mike Benge speaks for a lot of us.
The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell

----- Forwarded Message -----
Sent: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:32:18 -0000 (UTC)
Subject: REDUX Jane Fonda and Attribution

:”TRAITOR !!!!”;
“Remember her?”; “A TRAITOR IS ABOUT TO BE HONORED”; “Never Forgive A Traitor”;
and "Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the "100 Women of the

Versions of these emails have
been circulating for around for more than 20 years. As much as I dislike
the treasonous and lying Jane Fonda, I also dislike disinformation.  Therefore, I must inform you that these
emails are
hoaxes (see: ) if you are to
believe this blog who many say is "liberal" and has all too often defended Obama
when he stretches the truth.  Now
some one has added to this 20 year old email, “…
President Obama wants to honor her......!!!!   Come on, Obama may be a bad President,
but this also is not true.

Although both Jerry Driscoll
and Larry Carrigan were tortured by the North Vietnamese, both say what is
stated in this email never happened and is a hoax.  You can find their disclaimer on the NAMPOW
webpage (  Besides, why
would the pilots hand anything to Jane Fonda for the North Vietnamese regularly
broadcast propaganda programs featuring Jane Fond's ilk.  At least give the
POWs some credit for not being brainwashed and

The third part was
excerpted from an article I wrote "Not Fonda Jane" that was published in
U.S. Veterans Dispatch.  However, the hoaxter cherry picked what
he wanted from my article and put his own ending.  People researching the
POW/MIA issues say that they cannot find any evidence in government archives
ever existed.  Unfortunately, you have fallen victim to

Nevertheless, Fond has never apologized to
the veterans for her collaboration with the communist Vietnamese during the
Vietnam War and her numerous lies, such as the POWs were never tortured by their
captors.  We were shown a movie in
which Fonda was shown to gleefully, like a child being given ice cream and told
after you finish it, you can go for a ride on the merry-go-round, being helped
and sitting in the anti-aircraft gun and pretending she was shooting down
American airplanes; smiling and laughing as she did.  Her defense is a lie; she claims that
they forced her to sit in it for a photo-op, and her half-assed attempt at an
apology to the veterans is that they misunderstood her, and she was sorry about
the picture; however, her sorrow is that the picture lives on in infamy and is
proof of her treasonous ways.  Her
actions shamed her father Henry, an honorable man, and Nancy Reagan must have
rolled over in her grave when Fonda played her in the “Butler.”         

 Regards, Mike Benge VN POW

PS: I saw a letter supposedly
from Barbara WaWa claiming she never honored Jane Fonda as one of the
"100 Women of the Century", but who knows if this is not also a hoax.  Now
in this version, they've tacked on that Obama is going to honor her, while
other emails have stated that it was Barbara Walters who was going to honor
Traitor Jane. I have little faith in Barbara WaWa, who interviewed a group
of POWs soon after our release, including me, and she was rude and so full of
herself (and still is), and was not interested in hearing the truth about
Vietnam.   I have serious
doubts that Barbara WaWa, as in this email, ever 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 challenge anyone and everyone to prove me wrong and provide
me with a valid citation that WaWa ever said this; and please not one from


Soon after my release from Hanoi in 1973, if
I remember correctly, I was being interviewed by Bob Grant in NY
on one of the nation's most popular nation-wide conservative radio program
at that time.  While "on the air,"
he asked me what I thought of Jane Fonda.  I replied that "Jane Fonda
is an excellent actress who intensely understudies the various people whose
role she plays in the movies and goes out and actually lives the
lives of these people; take for example the movie Klute where she
portrayed a prostitute.  

Hollywood has portrayed many of the most
despicable people as sort of heroes, for example" psychotic Billy William Bonny
aka Billy the Kid, who flunked out of every half-way house in the old West,
killing anyone who dared to look him in the eye; Bonny and Clyde, the most
viscous couple who evaded a marriage counsel and left the South West strewn
with corpses of those that got in their way during their bank robberies; and
Jessie and Frank James, who would rather rob trains than work.   

I can see Hollywood now making heroes out of
the murderous Vietnamese communists with Clyde Beatty playing the role of Ho Chi
Minh, George McGovern playing the part of Le Duan the First Secretary of
the Communist Party's Central Committee, and Jane Fonda playing the
part of Madame Nguyen Thi Binh, the token head of the National Liberation
Front.  This will be a movie equally
as historically accurate as those of Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and Bonnie and
Clyde."   I then played Dolf'
Droge's song "The Ballad of Dead" (about the 5,000 men, women and children
deliberately murdered by the North Vietnamese as a policy during the TET attack
on Hue in 1968) and dedicated it to Fonda. 
The radio show host cut to advertisement for he was afraid that he might
kicked of the air by the FCC for my statements (not like today), so I wrote him
a note saying I was responsible for what I said and he had no knowledge of what
I was going to say.  

 Mike Benge VN POW

Pretty much, yeah.

Wirecutter thinks he's funny:



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Let your kids know why Jane Fonda is a traitor

Barbara Walters on Jane Fonda:
Jane Fonda was on 3 times this week talking about her new book. . . and how good she feels in her 70s. . . She still does not know what she did wrong. . .
Her book just may not make the bestseller list if more people knew.
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 [infamous North Vietnam prison] --
This is for all the kids born in the 70s 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."
Barbara Walters writes: 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 onto 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 strapped 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.
716 Maintenance Squadron,
Chief of Maintenance
DSN: 875-6431 COMM: 883-6343

Voting is no guarantee of freedom


Monday, November 24, 2014

Little Johnny's birthday

For his birthday, little Johnny asked for a 10-speed bicycle.

His father said, “Son, we’d give you one, but the mortgage on this house is $289,000 and your mother just lost her job. There’s no way we can afford it.”

The next day the father saw little Johnny heading out the front door with a suitcase.

So he asked, “Son, where are you going?”

Little Johnny told him, “I was walking past your room last night and heard you telling mom you were pulling out. Then I heard her tell you to wait because she was coming too. And I’ll be damned if I’m staying here by myself with a $289,000 mortgage and no fuckin’ bike.”

I haz it

Weird, huh?

Wise advice


will be difficul o ype is because my lapop keyboard as dead keys, and my backup keyboard isn' working a all. ime o ake i in o e sop


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Just fucking with wirecutter

3st Place in the Derp Olympics

Pecan Pie Muffins

Five ingredients, quick and simple, 
and you'll never be the same again. 
You're welcome.

  • One cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup coarse chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 350, grease and flour or use muffin cups, 12-muffin tin.
  2. In one bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour and pecans. In another, mix butter and eggs until creamy. Stir into dry ingredients until just mixed, don't overstir. It WILL be lumpy (pecans, duh).
  3. Fill cups 2/3, bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

SNL cold opening, Nov. 22, 2014

Haven't watched SNL in, well, decades. Can't stomach it, but they've started skewering Obama recently and coming up with some watchable moments.

h/t to WiscoDave for the link

Now Evil Angel wants to do this

Bite me, wirecutter! I WAS RIGHT!

A recent study at Harvard University entirely debunks the popular notion that leggings are pants. Such a firm conclusion was slightly unexpected, according to the study’s authors. “Clearly a hybrid of tights and trousers,” lead researcher Deborah Collins commented, “leggings retained the real possibility of falling on the ‘pants’ side of the dividing line between these two types of clothing.”
Indeed, early in the research process, Collins and her partner in the study, Martin Hilfiger of Boston University (no relation to the fashion mogul), hypothesized that leggings might, in fact, be pants, due to the apparently endless number of women that he encountered daily on the streets of Boston and Cambridge, wearing t-shirts over partially opaque leggings, often with the seeming declaration, “Panty-lines be damned!”
I've been saying it, been saying it for years! Leggings are NOT pants! Sure, there is a very small percentage of the female population that looks good in LAPs (leggings as pants), but when you open that door, look what walks through:

Do you really think one cute ass in leggings is worth hundreds of these running amok?! I think NOT!


Stolen from Miss Abby's facebook page

When OCD goes untreated

Friday, November 21, 2014


The teacher asked the class to  use the word “fascinate” in a sentence.
Molly put up her hand and said, “My family went to my granddad's farm,
and we all saw his pet sheep. It was fascinating."
The teacher said, “That was good, but I wanted you to use the word
‘fascinate,’ not 'fascinating'.”
Sally raised her hand. She said, “My family went to see Rock City and
I was fascinated.”
The teacher said, “Well, that was good Sally, but I wanted you to use
the word ‘fascinate’.”
Little Johnny raised his hand, but the teacher hesitated because she
had been burned by Little Johnny before. She finally decided there was
no way he could damage the word “fascinate,” so she called on him.
Johnny said, “My aunt Leslie has a sweater with ten buttons, but her
tits are so big she can only fasten eight!”
The teacher sat down and cried.
h/t Terry from FL

Going to hell in gasoline soaked panties

New guidelines for ignoring illegal aliens

"The Department of Homeland Security has just released new "Policies for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants." Designed to fill in the details after President Obama's announcement that at least four million currently illegal immigrants will be given work permits, Social Security numbers and protection from deportation, the DHS guidelines are instructions for the nation's immigration and border security officers as they administer the president's directive.
The new priorities are striking. On the tough side, the president wants U.S. immigration authorities to go after terrorists, felons, and new illegal border crossers. On the not-so-tough side, the administration views convicted drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers, and gun offenders as second-level enforcement priorities. An illegal immigrant could spend up to a year in prison for a violent crime and still not be a top removal priority for the Obama administration."
So, "gun offenders" are low level priority. Does that go for US citizens as well as illegal aliens?
h/t Jesse from DC

That's it, I'm done with Walmart

Seriously, I'm done. 

I went to pick up a few toiletries at lunch and came up against a lesson in immigration and entitlement. I was in the vitamins, listening to several foreign women chattering away loudly in the next aisle over. Irritating? Oh yeah, but what are you going to do? They are entitled to speak whatever language they want while out shopping. They may be new and working on their English skills, and their native language is more comfortable for them. Whatever the reason, it's none of my business.

So rounding the corner to head down the lotions aisle, I see them standing right in front of what I need. Three Somali women, dressed head to toe in native garb, laughing and talking in Somali and blocking the whole aisle. I saw two shoppers head down the aisle, see them and back out; I'm not that timid. I walk up to them, politely ask to get what I need, and start to reach for my body lotion. That's when they turn, proudly displaying their Walmart employee badges, and shift to block my access. One of them tells me, "No English, no English." WTF?! Seriously?!

So I pantomime that I need to get past them and get my lotion, they giggle, chatter and turn their backs to me, not ceding an inch. Don't mess with a redheaded Texan, bitches; I gently pressed past them and grabbed my lotion. I decided I'd shopped enough and headed straight to Customer Service where I waited for 25 minutes while the service rep tried to explain to the non-English speaking Hispanic woman why she couldn't return used panties. When I finally got up there, my blood pressure was pounding behind my eyes and I had a massive migraine starting, but I used my polite reasonable words. I explained that I had been treated rudely and dismissively by three employees who were taking a break in the lotions aisle. I explained they pretended to not speak or understand English, and refused to allow me access to the products they were blocking. Since I couldn't pronounce or even spell the names on their tags (not a single one of them was Beth or Peggy), I described them as closely as possible considering I could only see fabric, the tips of their shoes and their faces. And that's when I was told that they were NOT required to speak English, that they were hired to interact with Amarillo's Somali community, and not English speaking customers. Furthermore, I was being unreasonable to expect them to act a certain way. I was basically treated as a redneck bigot and told if I didn't like interacting with other cultures, I shouldn't shop there. Absolutely fine with me.

No surprise here, this is the same suburban Walmart that was featured in my back to school entitlement post. This is the store the farthest from the Somali community (there are two others within a couple of miles of their neighborhoods), it is in the upscale Southwest area where homes range from $250K to $750K, and one million-plus dollar gated community. Not a lot of Somali refugees. So one wonders, just how much work do they do? How often are they called upon to translate or interact? Are these some of those jobs we're told Americans won't do? How many qualified American applicants were turned down so these women could have these jobs?

So yeah, I'm done with Walmart; and I left the lotion on the Customer Service desk, not another penny.

Derp Award Winner

Aptly descriptive

And thus, Las Vegas was born

When you've really had enough

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meanwhile, in the Texas Panhandle

Boy, I think you may be lost....

Wiserangel, one of these days

WiscoDave sent me the link this morning under the heading "Miss Lisa, Angel and Sara: The Later Years". I think I'm the only newbie in that group, but it would still be fun. May have to be a Main Event at The First Ever Blogger Blowout, y'all can sell ticket's to watch me get baked for the very first time.

Awwww, c'mon, give us a little hug....

That'll cure you of treehugging.

One of the greatest movies ever

Can you name it?

Monday, November 17, 2014