Devion's Views #157

            TWO STORIES ABOUT "GERMAN NUTS" - (posted July 8, 2018)

                                          NUTS -  STORY #1

General Anthony Clement McAuliffe was the acting commander of the U.S.101st Airborne Division troops defending Bastogne, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge in WWII.

At Bastogne, the 101st was besieged by a far larger force of Germans under the command of General Heinrich Freilher von Luttwitz.

On December 22, 1944, von Luttwitz dispatched a party consisting of a major, a lieutenant, and two enlisted men under a flag of truce to deliver an ultimatum.

Entering the American lines southeast of Bastogne (occupied by Company F, 2nd Battalion, 327th Glider Infantry) the party delivered the following to General McAuliffe.

"To the U.S.A. Commander of the encircled town of Bastogne,

The fortune of war is turning.

This time the U.S.A. forces in and near Bastogne have been encircled by strong German armoured units.

More German armoured units have crossed the river near Ortheuville, have taken Marche and reached St. Hubert by passing through Hombre-Sibret-Tillet.

Libremont is in German hands.

There is only one possibility to save the encircled U.S.A. troops from total annihilation: that is the honourable surrender of the encircled town.

In order to think it over, a term of two hours will be granted beginning with the delivery of this note.

If this proposal should be rejected, one German artillery corps and six heavy A.A. Battalions are ready to annihilate U.S.A. troops in and near Bastogne.

The order for firing will be given immediately after this two hours term.

All the serious civilian losses caused by this artillery fire would not correspond with the well-known American humanity.

signed: The German Commander"

McAuliffe read it, crumpled it into a ball, threw it in a wastepaper basket and muttered "Aw, nuts".

The officers in McAuliffe's command post were trying to find suitable language for an official reply.

Lt. Col. Harry Kinnard suggested that McAuliffe's first response summed up the situation pretty well, and the others agreed.

This official reply was typed and delivered by Colonel Joseph Harper, commanding the 327th Glider Infantry to the German delegation.

It read as follows:

"To the German Commander,


The American Commander."

The German major appeared confused and asked Harper what the message meant.

Harper said, "In plain English? Go to hell."

The artillery fire did not materialize.

The 101st held off the German infantry, tank and Luftwaffe attacks until reinforcements arrived December 26th.

"He's not a war hero. He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured." - Donald J. Trump - commenting on Vietman War hero, Senator John McCain, who spent five years in a Vietnamese prison enduring severe torture.

Shining example of Trump bravery:  Ducking the Vietnam War draft on five separate occasions, including developing a mysterious case of bone spurs but unable to remember which heel it was on.

                                         NUTS - STORY #2

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." - H. L. Mencken 

Those who work/worked most-closely with the current White House incumbent, realize Mencken's prediction has come to pass.

A few examples:

Stephen Kevin "Bananas" Bannon (read his best-selling book "Fire and Fury"), Senior Counselor to the President, White House Chief Strategist, former investment banker, executive chairman of Breitbart News and retired Naval officer...hired then fired by a moron.

Rex Wayne Tillerson, 69th United States Secretary of State, former Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil and national president of the Boy Scouts of America (who called his boss a moron)...hired then fired by a moron.

It's more than a little ironic that a guy as hardline on immigration as Emperor 'Crazy Pants', married his first wife, Ivana, born in Czechoslovakia, his third wife and First Lady of the Empire, Melania "don't ever touch me, you creep", is Slovenian born.

All three were "hired" by a moron, then ignored by a moronic self-confessed sex offender; a man who gropes, kisses or touches female genitals and other body parts without consent and then brags about it.

A "pussy-grabber" (given a pass by the religious right) who deludes himself into thinking his groping is welcome by 'any woman' due to his status (such as wealth, power or fame) and that even married women should submit to his sexual advances.

America's shameful example to the world.


Emperor 'Crazy Pants' older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, is an American attorney who was appointed Senior Judge for the United States Court of Appeals by...wait for it...Democratic President Bill Clinton. (Really?) Yep!

Crazy Pants' Dad: Frederick Christ Trump Sr. (His real middle name?) Yep!

Frederick's father (the Emperor's grandfather): Friedrich Trump, immigrated from Kallstadt, Kingdom of Bavaria, at age 16.

Frederick's mother (the Emperor's grandmother): Elizabeth Christ Trump, born Elizabeth Christ. (holy crap, really?) Yep!

Hmm, often wondered what the Emperor's middle initial J. really stood for.

Therefore, dear reader, turns out Mencken's prediction came to pass from immigrants, coming to America, likely illegally, from the land that produced that other madman.

Really? Yep, yep and yep! Ouch.

                          SUMMER THOUGHTS TO PONDER

The true enemy is ignorance.

Be a quality person.

Become old gracefully.

Ron Devion, No Guts, No Glory