The schizophrenic American left is always entertaining:
And let’s flash back to good ol’ Harry Reid:
Well Harry, someone is a fool but it ain’t the General…
Still, I’ve got to say that the overall quality of the 21st century spies appears to be much improved.
You know, I’ve spied more than a few Russian women here in Itaewon. Although it is no secret what they are up to.
For a price.
My younger brother, Gregory Lee. This was taken at the “Filthy Five”, five acres the family owned out in the middle of nowhere, near Perris, California. Probably taken around 1975 or so…
That’s the Trump Tower and Willis Tower in Chicago. When did the Sears Tower become the Willis anyway?
“Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.”
It was 60 years ago today that the North Koreans invaded the Republic of Korea. Things got ugly fast, then with American-led UN intervention, they got better, and when China engaged they got bad again. Finally, things ended up in a stalement (aka armistice) pretty much where they began, except for the hundreds of thousand dead and utter destruction and devastation of both countries. That’s the short version of the war, a longer one can be found here.
Althought tensions have been running high on the peninsula of late, relative peace and tranquility reigns south of the 38th parallel. Not so much up North of course, but it is that comparison that is the truest indicator of who won the war. I doubt there are many citizens of the ROK who would willinging trade places with their DPRK brothers and sisters.
And so on this anniversary of that infamous day of invasion we should pause to honor all those who made the ultimate sacrafice that others may live thier lives in freedom and prosperity.
In recognition of the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, let’s look yojas in the military…
A salute to the ROK Marines…
and the Air Force.
Thank you for your service!
From a Facebook friends post:
This is my mother’s father Hal Clinkenbeard. He spent most of his life in Memphis, Tennessee working for the Post Office Department. I met him on several occasions while growing up but I obviously did not know him well.
Today I had the pleasure of attending the Honor Guard ceremony in remembrance of General Walton Walker, Eighth Army Commanding General during the opening months of the Korean War. He is sometimes referred to as “the savior of Korea” for his stout defense of the “Pusan Perimeter” in the summer of 1950. You can read all about the man and his exploits at the link.
U.S. and ROK soldiers on the parade ground.
Looking sharp in those dress uniforms…
The 8th Army band was in excellent form as well…
LTG Fil, 8th Army CG and Korean dignitaries perform the ritual of reviewing the troops.
Speeches were made and the flags of many nations fluttered in the breeze. Not implying any connection between those two events!
The U.S. Honor Guard Company soldiers marched past…
…followed by their ROK counterparts…
We moved across the street to 8th Army Headquarters where there was a fascinating exhibit of Korean War photos on display…
…and remembrances of the man being honored. What is interesting about those stars is they are the same ones the General Eisenhower pinned on LTG Patton during WWII (Walker served under Patton).
The Walton Walker statue waiting to be unveiled. And after a very nice speech from American Ambassador Stephens…
…General Walton appears in bronze. (I know it’s a crappy picture, but I couldn’t get closer with all the brass and muckety-mucks milling about…I’ll get a better photo one day soon…promise!)
Well, this is certainly a sentiment I can whole-heartedly support.
For the record, I will not seek the nomination. If nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not…him, if elected I done got me some idears I’d like to put in place before I got impeached. Although I have to rule from a beach in the Philippines…
Crap like this makes me want to get a gun and…er, well, no it doesn’t but still….
Hat Tip: Classical Values
In honor of Father’s Day, some snaps of my dad…
This is from Dad’s prospecting days. He’d drive the ol’ Bullfrog (Jeep) out into the desert and search for precious minerals. I do believe that would be a Geiger counter on his lap…
Back in those days his day job was managing a fast food joint called The Rite Spot. He also manned the grill and was a master at cooking and flipping dozens of burgers simultaneously. I guess he had to be because burgers were like a dime each or 12 for a dollar. Popular hangout for the local teenagers in Westminster, California until the McDonalds opened up directly across the street.
Dad also always enjoyed doing the yard work. If he couldn’t find the rake, he’d give a clean sweep with the push broom.
Evening relaxation was a beer, a smoke, and some Marty Robbins on the record player…
During the war Dad served in the merchant marine as a 16 year old and later enlisted in the Army…
And finally, here’s one of Dad (back row, 3rd from left) with his chums in Memphis, Tennessee…
And then there’s this warning from Germany:
Meanwhile, on the world stage it’s amateur hour.
What is most interesting about the items linked above is that these are the sentiments of Obama supporters!
So once again I have to ask: who are the rubes now? (which is far more polite than “I told ya so!”, don’t you think?)
A generally positive review about the ‘twon in an online mag called Busan Haps. Now, Busan is about as far away from Itaewon as you can get in Korea without crossing water, but the linked article is from the “travel” section. So, I guess that makes it ok.
Anyway, I might have a small quibble or two with some of the bar descriptions, especially as it relates to the purported clientele of these establishments, but it wasn’t full of the hate and scorn many folks have for my adopted hometown. I did have to smile at the description of my favorite hangout, Dolce Vita:
So, I’ve noticed quite a spike in visitors to LTG these past couple of weeks. According to my sitemeter account, most of these folks are coming from Google searchs for “hot korean worldcup fans” or some variant thereof. Which is kind of funny, because I’ve only posted one such photo in the history of this humble blog, way back in October as the second woman featured in my popular “Yoja of the Week” series:
Well, I guess I can see how she might both stop and generate traffic.
And as long as I’m whoring for traffic, I might as well post this photo of the North Korean world cup cheerleading squad, chock full of sexy, hot, Korean women in uniform willing to do whatever it takes to support the homeland.
Hot and Sexy Naked Korean World Cup fans on the march. Well, almost naked. Eh, half naked. Ok, Hot Pants and naked legs.
Bring it on Google!
Another Friday, another yoja. This week–Lee Yeon Hee.
And if you think she looks great in the traditional hanbok, you should see her out of it:
give us a little smile Yeon Hee
You might also enjoy watching her in action here….
This would be 1972 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. My date was Karen Rush.
Meanwhile, the governor of New Jersey had these words of wisdom to share.
Ladies and gentlemen, I invite you to compare and contrast.
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