September 30, 2009

We get letters (continued)

I got the following passed along from a good friend, Major Joseph DiMento, former USAF B-36 RDO (Radio Operator). Joe says, "I don't think I've ever seen the differences explained any better". What do you think?

The Difference
I don't think I've ever seen the differences explained any better....

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a liberal
doesn't like guns, then no one should have one.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat. If a liberal
is, he wants to ban all meat products for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to
defeat his enemy. A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and
still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly enjoys his life. If a
liberal is homosexual, he loudly demands legislated respect.

If black or Hispanic men are conservative, they see himselves as
independently successful. Their liberal counterparts see themselves as
victims in need of government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his
situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches
channels. Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.
If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A
non-believing liberal wants all churches to be silenced.

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about
shopping for it, or he may choose a job that provides it. A liberal
demands that his neighbors pay for his health care.


  1. Dude, that's awesome! I just stole it to put over on my blog as well, with due credit to you, of course.

    As an aside...a B-36? wow.....You never hear about those gargantuan behemoths anymore.

  2. Steve,

    All here is fair game, of course; it was mostr likely screen scraped elsewhere.

    As for the B-36, I was at Offutt AFB (Nebraska) 1969-1973 and they had a static display in their local museum. It (and the museum) is now in Ashland, Nebraska and from its looks, might be worht visiting if you're out on I-80 doing a cross-country.

    You have no-o-o-o-o idea how big one is. I mean it almost dwarfs a B-52. Sometime, if you see the old Jimmy Stewart movie, Strategic Air Command, there are some splendid shots of it in flight. And the interiors are pretty authentic as well.

    Joe was a radioman on one and that included operating the rigs using AM, CW (Morse code), and later SSB. His tales of what that involved (cranking the HF antenna in and out, operating procedures, etc.) were enthralling to me. But then I love radios