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"But if the cause be not good, the king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make, when all those legs and arms and heads, chopped off in battle, shall join together at the latter day and cry all 'We died at such a place;' some swearing, some crying for a surgeon, some upon their wives left poor behind them, some upon the debts they owe, some upon their children rawly left. I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle; for how can they charitably dispose of any thing, when blood is their argument? Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king that led them to it; whom to disobey were against all proportion of subjection." (Henry V, Act V, Scene 4)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Congresscritters Rated by Veterans Group--Democrats Rule!

Wow. Take a look at this table, listing the ratings of current congress members by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Everyone rated above a C is a Democrat, save Independent Jim Jeffords, who caucuses with Dems). Every single C and below is a Republican. Our own Jim Talent earns a big fat D+, which actually stands him rather well in comparison to the rest of his Republican brethren and sistren.

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