My Hero's

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  1. xwsmithx

    xwsmithx Well-Known Member

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    My heroes are people who can spell the plurals of words correctly.

    Pacifists are cowards, not heroes. And traitors to the West deserve the death penalty, Jane Fonda and Barack Obama included.


    I never heard of this guy until I read this page, but now he's a hero of mine, and his heroism involved fighting and killing, not sitting on the sidelines waving a white flag of surrender.

    Commander Dudley "Mush" Morton


    "After taking down an entire convoy [of seven Japanese ships] by itself [the submarine] Wahoo was out of torpedoes, so the crew figured, like, cool, we get to go home now. Not a ****ing chance, said Morton. After all they still had ammunition for the deck gun, a pack of Roman Candles and a couple strings a Black Cats, didn't they? Commander Dudley Morton wasn't going home as long as he still had bullets, and if there were shells for the deck guns sitting in the hold he was damn well going to use them.

    First he took on a convoy of eight ships on the surface by himself, using his one ****ing deck gun, and damaged several of the enemy ships before barely escaping after a destroyer depth-charged the **** out of Wahoo. Then he tried to shell a Japanese refinery over a ****ing mountaintop. No American submarine had ever gone so completely out-of-control Frank Castle apeshit on the enemy before. Finally they head back to Pearl Harbor with a broom tied to the mast – clean sweep, killed all the *********kers."


    [And this is just part of the story!]

    http://www.badassoftheweek.com/wahoo.html
     
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    David Gilmour
     
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    My Hero's

    *Heroes
     
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    My Father and my Uncle Jim who taught me how to hunt, fish, live off the land, work on cars. My mother who taught me about unconditional love. My brothers and sisters in the military that taught me perseverance in the face of adversity.
     
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    Really you're so shallow to judge people on their grammar? Being dyslexic I don't really give a **** about grammar but I find it very sad you would choose to have such a limited and ignorant world view.

    You would hate nearly all my heroes because they're not English or American, ignorant people often do.
     
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  6. xwsmithx

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    Spelling. But yes, grammar, too. I do make exceptions for non-native English speakers.

    Not really. I liked most of the people you posted on the first page of this thread. Only Michael Randle and the list of pacifists turned my stomach, and you didn't even post the Michael Randle one. I'm surprised you didn't post Nancy Wake, the White Mouse, among your list of heroes, since she's another WWII one.
     
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    One of my heroes was Isaac Asimov, best known for his science fiction books. Dr Asimov, however, was a scientist and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. His writings included not only science fiction but science education for non scientists. He covered a wide variety of scientific subjects in an eminently readable and entertaining way. One of my favorites of his books was Asimov's Guide to the Bible. In it he attempted to take some of the things in the bible and explain the possible science behind how they might have happened. Extremely creative and entertaining for me.

    Another hero for me was Canadian Oscar Peterson. He was one of the greatest jazz pianists that ever lived. Interestingly he wanted a career in classical music performance. He even graduated from the famed Julliard School of Music in the late 40's. He soon discovered that it was difficult for a black man to break into the classical music world despite his talent and training. So he decided to play black music and took all that talent and training into the world of jazz. I listened to him perform many times in jazz clubs around the country have a decent collection of more than 100 of his recordings. He was bright, articulate and an amazing master of the keyboard.

    I have other heroes but none are politicians. Politicians simply aren't heroic for me.
     
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    You have a great deal of hatred for Jesus Christ who is the Prince of Peace and the world's # 1 pacifist.
     
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    Jesus said, "I come not to bring peace but a sword."
     

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