Dec 22, 2009

He said vas?

Sixty-five years ago today Germans demand the surrender of the surrounded and badly outnumbered 101st Airborne Division. In Bastogne, Acting Commmander Brig. Gen, Anthony C. McAuliffe officially replies "Nuts. " The allies, principally Americans, go on to straighten out the bulge.

Greatest generation? I don't know. But certainly a higher proportion of good men than the whine-soaked boomers who came along later.


4 comments:

Lisa said...

"But certainly a higher proportion of good men than the whine-soaked boomers who came along later..."

...and raised the Millennials who became the "Me, Me, Me" generation.

(Sorry, was my Gen X discontent showing there?)

Jim said...

The jury is still out on you Gen Xers. If you want to be well regarded when you shuffle off to Sunset Manor, be sure to read and heed lots of libertarian blogs here in your productive years. :)

Jinglebob said...

Makes me wonder what that generation would have done while this crap that is going on in Washington, if it had been in their day? I guess they stomached FDR and his BS, so about what is happing now. One thing about it, at least this young generation has shown they will step up and fight for this country, tho' why, I sometimes wonder?

eversupe

Tam said...

"...be sure to read and heed lots of libertarian blogs here in your productive years."

Read 'em?

We write 'em. ;)