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Ken Catalino

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  1. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    It’s curious that Catalino is honoring the firefighters with a First World War poem. I also honor the firefighters, but I don’t think the situations of a firefighter and a soldier are at all the same. And I don’t much like the kind of false comfort provided by Binyon’s verse. Here’s another First World Poem:

    by Siegfried Sassoon

    THE Bishop tells us: ‘When the boys come back
    ‘They will not be the same; for they’ll have fought
    ‘In a just cause: they lead the last attack
    ‘On Anti-Christ; their comrades’ blood has bought
    ‘New right to breed an honourable race,
    ‘They have challenged Death and dared him face to face.’
    ‘We’re none of us the same!’ the boys reply.
    ‘For George lost both his legs; and Bill’s stone blind;
    ‘Poor Jim’s shot through the lungs and like to die;
    ‘And Bert’s gone syphilitic: you’ll not find
    ‘A chap who’s served that hasn’t found some change.’
    And the Bishop said: ‘The ways of God are strange!’

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    ^Having fought in war for merely a year, and fought fire for decades: I must define our statement more accurately: None HATE war like soldiers, and the same applies to fighting fires caused by human negligence, just like our wars are most often started.

    Having lost friends to combat, fires, and search and rescue operations, I salute all who serve our nation in war, or peace, under the threat of danger, and risk of life.

    Please pardon me if I find hypocrisy in the statements of arch “conservatives” who condemn all civil servants, until the “IT” hits the fan and THEIR posteriors are saved.

    On this fourth, please take a moment to think of, or thank, those who defend us as police, fire, EMTs, or others dedicated to giving to this nation, instead of just taking from it to acquire wealth and position, while looking down on those they see as “beneath them” in that mass of “rank and file”.

    Yes there IS another way to look at the “conservative ethic”.

  3. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    The “Heroes” of this tragedy are not just those who died, but all who are putting their lives in jeopardy to contain these wildfires. Bless them all!

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Gore Bane: do you EVER read your own comments, those of coraryan, (Zit )PAJ, or the other righties here, who through their “blogger spittle” shout insults at all who “steal” their tax dollars? Oh, right, then they turn around and accuse “liberals” of all the hate speech, right.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, i was, but narrow view folks can’t ever extrapolate from a comment or conversation carried on by intelligent individual who have life experience. Trolls don’t read except to try to find fault, or just complain, so they can feel “important”.

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