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 Our Fifteen Thousandth Post

The real men of Operation Red Wing

 

 

” I saw Lone Survivor today. I wept. I’m a female, I can do that sort of thing in public.

Here’s why I wept.

  In the first few minutes of the film, watching the Navy SEALS train, I turned to my friends and said what a travesty it would be if the physical requirements were ever adjusted downwards to accommodate women – or anyone who could not meet them for that matter, regardless of gender or orientation. These men, these warriors, are elite for a reason. They are capable of doing things very few can. That’s the way we want and need them to be.

  But most of all, I wept in anger. I am overcome with rage at the elected politicians who have never served their country in uniform, never seen battle and yet make decisions that affect the life and death of their fellow citizens.

  I am so angry that our rules of engagement, made in courtrooms by people whose personal agenda has nothing to do with victory, restrict the ability of our military to do the thing we send them into battle to do: fight. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tonight On ‘The Kelly File’: Marcus Luttrell Responds To Left’s Criticism Of ‘Lone Survivor’

 

 

 

” Some on the left are criticizing Lone Survivor, dismissing it as “war propaganda.” 

Earlier today, the mother of one of the three fallen Navy SEALs responded on Fox and Friends.

Tonight on The Kelly File, don’t miss the response from the real-life “Lone Survivor”Marcus Luttrell.”

 

 

Below is the interview with Matthew Axelson’s mother Donna , from Fox and Friends . You can read the accompanying article here .

 

 

Donna Axelson Interview

 

 

 

Here is an excerpt .

 

” Later in the interview, Steve Doocy asked for her opinion on some criticism of the movie, with some on the left characterizing it as “war propaganda.” 

” Hogwash. Marcus [Luttrell] has been very careful about not bringing politics into this at all. This is just a story about what our military men do. Because as an all-volunteer military, these are men and women who want to do this, who believe in America and want to protect us from additional 9/11 kinds of attacks. It has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the courage and bravery of our military men and women,” she said.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theater Cancels Showings Of Major Hollywood Hits To Accommodate Massive Crowds Flocking To See ‘Lone Survivor

 

Theater Cancels Showings of Major Hollywood Hits to Accommodate Massive Crowds Flocking to See Lone Survivor

 

 

” A Texas movie theater cancelled showings of several box office hits to accommodate massive demand for “Lone Survivor” Saturday.

“ The following films have been cancelled due to the hit movie Lone Survivor,” a sign posted on the box office window of the Grand Theater in Conroe said. “We apologize for any inconvenience.””

    Below are some preliminary box office numbers for ticket sales this weekend . Note the per-screen number for “Lone Survivor” … $13,217.00 . 

1 Lone Survivor $38,000,000 44681% 2,875 2873 $13,217 $38,381,561 3 Universal
2 Frozen (2013) $13,700,000 -30% 3,239 -79 $4,230 $316,290,988 8 Disney
3 The Wolf of Wall Street $8,900,000 -33% 2,521 -36 $3,530 $78,486,551 3 Paramount

” Universal reports this morning that Lone Survivor earned an estimated $14.4 million on Friday, putting it on course for one of the best January openings ever.Cloverfield owns the month’s record with $40.1 million back in 2008. Lone Survivor is projected by BoxOffice to bank a strong $38 million. As expected, the flick is playing strong throughout America’s heartland and among military families. Mark Wahlberg continues to expand his box office drawing power as the film is poised to exceed the debuts of Act of Valor ($24.5 million) and Zero Dark Thirty‘s expansion one year ago this weekend ($24.4 million). Early word of mouth appears very healthy with 85 percent of more than 32,000 Flixster users anticipating or approving of the film.”