May 05, 2006


If all this illegal alien protesting business has you wondering if you really wanna celebrate Cinco de Mayo today, just take a look at Emperor Misha's preferred reason to hoist a few pints.

After a great story about his grandmother and some German soldiers, His Rottiness says:

May 5th, 1945, the end of more than 5 years of Nazi occupation, thanks to the heroic sacrifices of the allied soldiers, sailors and airmen who fought the brutal bastards until their Nazi asses had been thoroughly stomped into the ground.
Every May 5th I remember that, and every May 5th I send up a prayer and a thank you to all of those who fought and died so that I might grow up free.
I didn’t grow up in a free country thanks to protesters screaming “one, two, three, four, we don’t want your filthy war!”
I didn’t grow up in a free country thanks to poets, playwrights, authors, “bravely dissenting” columnists or “the loyal opposition.”
I grew up in a free country thanks to the blood, sweat and tears of men in uniform, men risking everything they were and ever would be for people they didn’t even know.
THERE’S a debt that I can never possibly repay.

So, if you're so inclined, skip the Corona and have a Tuborg or a Carlsberg instead, and give a toast or two or three to the American, British and Canadian soldiers who fought and freed Denmark from Nazi rule so that, 60 years later, they could publish any and all cartoons that they damn well pleased.

[Note: Thanks to Misha for translating Fifth of May into Danish for me. He also notes that, in Denmark, today is usually refered to as "the liberation" or, in Danish, "befrielsen".]

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