President Thomas Whitmore: Good morning. [PA doesn't work. Turns it on]
President Thomas Whitmore: Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day! [crowd cheers]
(Source: Independence Day)
You never have seen Aaron Eckhart has never made a movie in which he wasn’t a G. I just never take anything Neyo says about women seriously. And when he’s not singing he seems so fake it’s absurd. He makes Beyonce look like an Oscar nominee. Michelle Rodriguez is sexy, she always has been and she always will be. She’s way too bad ass to date though.
While watching Battle: Los Angeles I realized that we probably not going to win this war on terrorism. We don’t fight like other people. A few observations about our military. We send 18 year olds to school, they graduate as officers and then they are in charge of platoons. People who are way older than the officer and have seen more battle are no under his command. That’s weird, probably should let time in service factor in there. Other thing was they made a big deal about the guy who blew himself up to detonate a bomb and kill a bunch of the aliens. It was like a HUGE DEAL, but he had to do it to save lives. Thought about the Middle East for a second and that would be a no-brainer for folks over there. I got to thinking about Black Hawk Down and how that movie is so crazy because you didn’t know if you should cheer for the Africans or the Americans. But I made an observation about most of the warfare I’ve seen in Africa. They don’t care about their life. They don’t fight wars with the fear of dying, they fight wars under the premise that the way things are now, it’s better to die than continue living under those circumstances. And our military don’t work like that, all we really think about it is DON’T DIE. It puts us at a disadvantage.
I’ll share a part of an email with you:
I'll be honest with you, this is my fault. I kept saying repeatedly throughout the last three days. I've figured out how Ohio State is going to lose, Wow... UNC is going to lose. OMG this is paving the way for us to the Final Four!!! But I would always stop and say, "But we haven't beat Marquette and we'll probably lose that game." I have this well supported theory about Syracuse. We never beat the the teams we're supposed to beat. This is proved by our 2003 run for the title. No one in their right mind with a gun held to their heads would have said, "Oh yeah, I got Syracuse beating Texas and Kansas.... they wack we're going to beat them too." But we beat them and we weren't supposed to beat them.
Next following tournament losses: Alabama, Vermont (some drunk lady in the Sheraton told me they would lose and I looked at her like she was stupid), Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Butler and now Marquette. Since winning the championship, I have no clue why anyone has faith in Syracuse beating teams we should beat in the tournament. We just can't do it. We're that team. We're the team to go to if you need an upset. The inverse of this is that I was convinced we'd beat Ohio State if we played them, because we weren't supposed to beat them.
Life is good. God is good.
And can I get a hot tub?!