Follow Dr. Waddy

Tragically, Google has suspended the service that allows blog readers to subscribe by email to the blogs of their choice. This means that, in order to keep up with all the WaddyIsRight excitement, you might want to add "WaddyIsRight.com" to your favorites and visit this site OBSESSIVELY! I can't think of any better use of your time, can you? Alternatively, send me an email at nlwaddy@yahoo.com and I will try to get you subscribed from my end.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

The Eleventh Hour

 


We here at WaddyIsRight wish all veterans, and their loved ones, a Happy Veterans Day!  We honor your sacrifices and appreciate your service to the red, white, and blue!  We express, furthermore, our heartfelt wish that the armed services will forever remain patriotic, courageous, and honorable...and that they will never succumb to wokeism, Marxism, or cancel culture.


https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/11/veterans-day-a-holiday-of-gratitude-and-reflection/

 

In other news, the question that everyone keeps asking re: "President" Biden's approval rating is...how low can he go?  So far, the low bid is 36%, but I have a feeling we'll see an even more pathetic number surface in the days and weeks ahead.  Stay tuned!

 

https://thefederalist.com/2021/11/10/new-fdrlst-susquehanna-poll-shows-bidens-approval-sliding-to-36-percent-widespread-disapproval-of-critical-race-theory/ 


It turns out that, at least in Canada, "climate change" is now a medical condition, and presumably it could also therefore be a "cause of death".  Now, it's technically true that the effects of climate change could lead someone, somewhere, to get sick and/or die, but wouldn't it be equally accurate to say that their condition, or cause of death, was "the sun" or maybe "biology" or "dumb choices".  Hey, we all know where this is headed.  Sooner or later, a death certificate will list "Trump" as the cause of death.  And lefties will nod their approval -- blinkered lemmings that they are.


https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2021/11/11/canadian-doctor-diagnoses-woman-as-suffering-from-climate-change/

 

Finally, don't buy into the Dems' spin on the "reconciliation bill".  They say they've sliced its cost in half to (a mere) $1.75 trillion.  Objective analyses, however, say that its true cost is way higher.  The Dems are counting on Americans' legendary susceptibility to "fuzzy math" to get their spendthrift bill passed.  Don't fall into their trap!


https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/gimmicks-reconciliation-cover-up-1t-spending

7 comments:

  1. Dr. Waddy from Jack: Thanx for the good wishes for vets. Its especially gratifying for Vietnam vets as is the continued regard being afforded our returning combat vets. Having experienced Vietnam era disdain, this is a redeeming presnt reality. Alot of the spitters from that time are still around and they would willingly spit again but, being cowards, they don't dare now. They would be mobbed( its a shame they weren't in the 60s).

    ReplyDelete
  2. Dr.Waddy from Jack: You mentioned the origins of Veteran's Day in your previous post. In many societies, the rank and file military was feared and despised. Looting and depradation, even of friendly populations, was often assumed to be a soldier's right. Examples may be found even in our Revolution and Civil Wars. Too, the everyday ranks were sometimes filled by ones from the most desperate elements of society. The 18th century British Army was that way. Many of its officers considered their "men" to be subhuman. General Howe was a noted exception to this view. Traditional Chinese culture regarded soldiers with hate and fear. I was astounded to read in a history of the Bath, N.Y. VA hospital, which started as a home for destitute Civil War vets, that many Union vets were treated with disdain in the North! My father, who went in in 1939, recalled having seen "Dogs and sailors stay off the lawn" in snooty Newport R.I. before America entered the war. After we were in that war I trust that tended to be discouraged. I experienced the vicious Vietnam era hostility and the unforgiveable failure of the major vets organizations to physically shield returning combat vets from expectorating lowlifes. We were often ordered not to resist. The radical left was responsible for this outrage, which did terrible mental and emotional damage to many Vietnam vets and for which the left is to be despised to this day. If Veteran's Day was meant to offer perhaps at more than one time belated gratitude to vets, it is to be cherished. Thanx again, Doc Waddy, from a Vietnam vet!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Dr.Waddy from Jack: I second your wish that our militarynmay remain ever patriotic. Its appalling to recognize that some threat of leftist pollution, especially of the Officer Corps, may be ongoing. It may be evident in the conduct of very high ranking military officers in the Biden administration. A career in the military exacts a high personal price and those who pay it may be loathe to dissent from politically correct orders received from higher ups insulated from the effects oftheir deleterious transmission of directions from radical civilian administrators(who bearbbearbh

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dr.Waddy from Jack: ". . . who bear them only the most withering contempt"

    ReplyDelete
  5. Dr.Waddy from Jack: The Dems have already tried to apply "public health threat" status to gun ownership, thereby subjecting it to the much expanded purview of a public health bureacracy largely unwilling to empathize with not uheard of lawful gun owners, some of whom have actually preserved the health of others (or themselves) by use of guns. The Canadian measure you described smacks of the same disingenuous purpose: making a controversial political issue into an irrefutable consensus.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Jack, that's a very interesting deep historical perspective on the social status of soldiers and veterans. Seems to me that, if you go back to the Middles Ages or any time before that, the warrior nobility were among the cream of almost all societies, and military valor/virtuosity were perhaps the principal paths to glory, power, and enrichment. At the same time, though, rank and file soldiers may well have been disdained and ignored, reflecting the importance of hierarchy in general. Modern society's (nationalist?) reverence for the soldiery may well be the exception to a broader historical rule, therefore. As you point out, wariness of soldiers historically has a lot to do with their depredations, and those, surely, have been curbed effectively, at least in the developed world. You and I have little reason to fear that the Army or Marines will show up at our door and demand tribute, or quartering, or...worse. So that's progress, at least!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Dr. Waddy from Jack: Certainly our history is replete with warrior heroes. Military prowess has been required by many societies in history of their elites. Perhaps though, they were regarded with prudently unexpressed antipathy by commoners. Supposedly, a Samurai could cut down an ordinary person at will and with impunity. Imagine being a newly wed serf couple upon whom the lord of the manor (by definition a warrior)exercised "right of first night". But I rejoice at the esteem in which our military is deservedly held today; its probably at the highest level ever, save that of WWII.

    ReplyDelete