Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Friday, September 04, 2009

AP Publishes Photograph of Dying Marine

From comes a report that the AP has published a photograph of a US Marine dying in Afghanistan. Here is a copy of my email to the Thomas Curly, president of AP:

Why in G-d's green earth would you publish a photograph of an American dying? Are you stupid? Do you hate this country and those who serve so much that you basically don't give a flying f*** what people think? I used to have a great deal of respect for the AP, but this goes too far. Like all journalists, and I use that particular word with contempt, you have no ethics nor concerns for those who have lost family members. Think how far your profession has fallen in esteem. This is why it has.

As a former US Marine I am utterly disgusted by the AP. They have gone directly against the wishes of the family, the Marine's father specifically requested that the photograph not be published. SecDef Gates urged that it not be published but the AP decided to just go ahead and do so anyway. I am deeply angry, and urge any and all who read this to contact the AP and voice your concerns:

Here is the email address to send to:

Please do so...Sempre Fi!

UPDATE: here is the trackback info for the original story:

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