Tuesday, February 22, 2011

General Washington's BDay!

Perhaps the most coolest, exclusive clique club ev!

Talking bout Great Satan's cadre of Presidents! Only 44 (so - far!) cats have ever made the cut and all have their charms.

Yet the first President ever is still the most awesomest.

For nearly 50 years - GW practically dominated America's destiny from helping to kick off the French Indian Wars all the the way through the Revolution and serving two terms as Great Satan's 1st president.
Washington was selected through powerful Fairfax family connections to create and command the very first professional all volunteer "Virginia Regiment" of full time troops, later he created the Army, served as CiC, led it through the insurgency's desperate dark days like Valley Forge, created smoking hot battlefield exploits and traditions like killing our enemies on Xmas Day, the Purple Heart, suffered horrific betrayal by You know Who Arnold, and led Great Satan's baby Army to total victory over Great Britain's professional conscript army - the deadliest of the age (until Yorktown)!

As 1 - the first Pres - his FoPo was a delightful mix of interventionary - like helping Haiti's revolution, creating the concept of Foreign Aid (400K in 1790 dollars) and cleverly hot make up sex with Great Britain like the Jay Treaty

"...The British agreed to depart from their forts around the Great Lakes, subsequently the U.S.-Canadian boundary had to be re-adjusted, numerous pre-Revolutionary debts were liquidated, and the British opened their West Indies colonies to American trade. Most importantly, the treaty delayed war with Britain and instead brought a decade of prosperous trade with Britain. The treaty angered the French and became a central issue in many political debates

Nobody's perfect - and 1 often gets dissed about evil slavery, yet the truth is like General Light Horse Lee eulogized it  

"...First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just, humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform, dignified, and commanding; his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting

"...Correct throughout, vice shuddered in his presence and virtue always felt his fostering hand. The purity of his private character gave effulgence to his public virtues...Such was the man for whom our nation mourns.

As President Washington said during his hail and farewell - "If benefits have resulted to our country from these services, let it always be remembered to your praise, and as an instructive example in our annals, that under circumstances in which the Passions, agitated in every direction, were liable to mislead, amidst appearances sometimes dubious, vicissitudes of fortune often discouraging, in situations in which not unfrequently want of success has countenanced the spirit of criticism, the constancy of your support was the essential prop of the efforts, and a guarantee of the plans by which they were effected"

 Pic - "In looking forward to the moment, which is intended to terminate the career of my public life, my feelings do not permit me to suspend the deep acknowledgment of that debt of gratitude, which I owe to my beloved country,—for the many honors it has conferred upon me; still more for the stedfast confidence with which it has supported me; and for the opportunities I have thence enjoyed of manifesting my inviolable attachment, by services faithful and persevering, though in usefulness unequal to my zeal."