British officer David Stirling was no ones idea of a good soldier, yet as Ben Macintyres latest book reveals, Stirling was an inspired strategist, even while hospitalized.”>
Five months before Operation Squatter, a tall, thin soldier lay grumpy and immobile in a Cairo hospital bed. The 25-year-old officer had been brought into the Scottish Military Hospital on June 15, 1941, paralyzed from the waist down. A letter to his mother from the War Office stated that he had suffered a contusion of the back as a result of enemy action.
This was not, strictly speaking, true. The injured soldier had not set eyes on the enemy: he had jumped out of a plane, without a helmet or proper training, ripped his parachute on the tail and plummeted to earth at roughly twice the recommended speed. The impact had knocked him out and badly injured his spine, leaving him temporarily blinded and without feeling in his legs. The doctors feared he would never walk again.
Even before his parachuting accident, the officers contribution to the war effort had been minimal: he lacked the most basic military discipline, could not march straight, and was so lazy his comrades had nicknamed him the Giant Sloth. Since being posted to Egypt with the British commando force, he had spent much of his time in Cairos bars and clubs, or gambling at the racecourse. The nurses at the hospital knew him well, for he frequently popped in during the morning, whey-faced and liverish, to request a blast from the oxygen bottle to cure his hangover. Before his parachute jump landed him in the hospital, he had been under investigation to establish whether he was malingering and ought to be court-martialed. His fellow officers found him charming and entertaining; his senior commanders, for the most part, regarded him as impertinent, incompetent, and profoundly irritating. On completing officer training, he had received a blunt appraisal: irresponsible and unremarkable.
Lieutenant David Stirling of the Scots Guards was not a conventional soldier.
The writer Evelyn Waugh, a fellow officer in the commando force, came to visit Stirling about three weeks after his admission to the hospital. Waugh had been misinformed by the matron that one of Stirlings legs had already been amputated, and he would likely lose the other. I cant feel a thing, Stirling told his friend. Embarrassed, as Englishmen tend to be when faced with disability, Waugh kept up a steady stream of meaningless small talk, perched on the edge of the bed, and studiously avoided the subject of his friends paralysis. Every so often, however, he would sneak a surreptitious glance to where Stirlings remaining leg ought to be, and whenever he did so Stirling, with extreme effort, would wiggle the big toe of his right foot. Finally, Waugh realized he was being teased, and hit Stirling with a pillow.
You bastard, Stirling, when did it happen?
Minutes before you came. It takes a bit of effort, but its a start.
Stirling was regaining the use of his legs. Others might have cried for joy; for Stirling, however, the first sign of his recovery was an excellent opportunity to play a practical joke on one of Britains greatest novelists.
Donald Trump On Teenage Lindsay Lohan In 2004: ‘Deeply Troubled’ Women Are ‘Always The Best In Bed’ Listen HERE!
In the continuing trend of
In addition to learning Trump slammed
Later in the conversation, Trump asked:
“Now does the father wreck, does that bother you a little bit?”
Obviously referencing Lohan’s father, Michael Lohan, to which Stern started in:
“Oh yeah, because first of all, if the father’s a wreck like the way he is–”
The former reality star replied, “Right,” and Howard went on to ask:
“Can you imagine the sex with this troubled teen?”
And get your vomit bags ready because Donald responded by saying:
“Yeah, you’re probably right. She’s probably deeply troubled and therefore great in bed. How come the deeply troubled women, you know, deeply, deeply troubled, they’re always the best in bed?”
You can hear the rest of the politician’s remarks in a clip from the show (below):
As for a couple other celebs, you know the presidential wannabe has slammed O’Donnell in the past, but during another unearthed THSS interview from 2007, Donald continued to lay it on!
When asked if there was anything Rosie “could do to get back in your good graces? If she came in and blew you?” Well, he replied saying:
“No, I’d pay a lot of money for that not to happen. That’s one of the most unattractive people. She took great offense at the fact I said she better be careful or I, or one of one friends would go and pick up her wife.”
Oh, and Trump apparently had no problem making disparaging remarks about Anna Nicole — even AFTER she died!
That’s right, in the same interview where the former Celebrity Apprentice star hated on O’Donnell, he also made remarks about how he was so disgusted by Smith’s lips even though she had died earlier that month! The carrot colored cockroach of a man told Stern:
“It looks like she had the lips pumped. For all of your many women listening why do women have their lips pumped? It is the most disgusting thing to look at these big fat pumped up tires.”
Check out the clip (below):
The potential POTUS’ harsh criticisms just can’t be overlooked — especially with so many reports coming in.
We can’t have a President who talks this way about women!!!
What are your thoughts on the clips from the Stern Show??