Liberal host Melissa Harris-Perry mispronounces Marine Corps motto ‘semper fee’

Melissa-Harris-Perry-tampon-earringsMelissa Harris-Perry, bless her little heart, is still trying to repair her image after the fallout from her latest offense to the non-liberal, normal-thinking public.

Those of us who had to witness while Harris-Perry and her friends snickered about Mitt Romney having a black grandchild, and the tearful apology that followed, were hoping for a reprieve for a little bit longer. Some of us were still trying to get the vision of her with tampons dangling from her ears out of our heads.

The good news is that she didn’t overtly offend anyone with juvenile ”mean girl” mockery or accessorize with feminine protection products this time. But she did manage to turn a serious segment about the importance of the U.S. military into a bit of a farce.

Newsbusters’ Mark Finkelstein published the 19-second video with a similar observation.

If you are going to report on the meaning of the military mottos, you might want to make it at least appear as if you are familiar with them.

Leftist Harris-Perry, with all the sincerity she could muster, read off this statement  Sunday morning, but it may have lost some impact when she pronounced the Marine motto,”semper fi,” as “semper fee.

 Because, well, if there is anything that is quintessentially American, it is our military, and their goal can be seen in their very mottos: the Army’s “this we’ll defend”; or “semper fi,” always faithful, for the Marines.

We all blunder, and being on camera is a tough job, but as a Marine mom it reminded me of how far removed much of the left is from the importance of the military. Maybe I’m wrong, but I can’t imagine any conservative doing a segment on the military with such ignorance.

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  • Guest

    Oh, well, give them an F for eFfort. If it’s not her with this blooper, then it’s Obama with Marine Cprpse (Corps), or Dukakis (sp) with his tank ride and earflaps flapping. They cannot help it. They are unfamiliar with, and have no interest in our military, except to keep their sorry asses safe.

    • graybuffalo

      And don’t forget Obama’s geography lesson he gave to us all…Georgia and South Carolina are on the Gulf Coast. And the fact that – according to Obama – there are 57 States in the United States. Is it too much to ask that the Commander-in-Chief knows how many States there are in the United States? So much for lib intelligence.

      • pupster40

        Think he might be wanting to add a few of his mooslam bruddahood pals territories to the USA? Sounds like a Freudian slip to me.

      • Marilyn Z

        He’s a muslim, obvious to even our most intellectually challenged, and he was thinking of the 57 muslim states or countries that he learned about as a child in Indonesia.

        Now he is trying to make this country number 58.

        It is unfortunate that we have so many people, like this ill-bred excuse for a human, who have no understanding of our military. Maybe because I used to work for the Air Force and my husband was in the Air Force that I have an advantage over people like this, but I would think it would be a good idea to know how to pronounce the words you are planning to use in public.

        • graybuffalo

          Organization of Islamic Cooperation: 57 members.

          The organization states that it is “the collective voice of the Muslim world”
          and works to “safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world
          in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony”.

          “peace and harmony?” Yeah, right!!! Disgusting pigs.

      • Eric Goodman

        With more states come more electoral votes.

        • JHorvathJr

          He said, “I have campaigned in 57 states, and I’m glad there’s only one more.

      • JHorvathJr

        More PC
        BIZ response to my post: You must authenticate the user or provide author_name and author_email

        a local history teacher trains her classes to say that “Lincoln was a Black Democrat but he didn’t know it.” SHE is not kidding and the local teachers union backs her 100%
        Harri-Pu$$y pro’bly went to school with her

      • higgy01

        He just got confused. There are 57 Muslim countries and emirates.

      • Loweezy Smith

        58 states to be exact. He stated he had been to 57 states with one to go. Apparently,he has never looked a the blue field with the starts in it. the even-numbered grouping should tell him it is an even number.

        • graybuffalo

          Yes. You are correct.

  • Mayor of Merritt Island

    WhyTF is this liberal hag speaking my beloved Corps’ motto????

    • Marilyn Z

      Oh, I am glad she did…I love it when they show just how downright ignorant they are by mispronouncing COMMON words and phrases.

      And remember it is your beloved CORPSE motto according to our very ignorant usurper.

      • Mayor of Merritt Island

        He actually mispronounced Navy Corpsman…..and yes you are correct they are the smartest idiots in the room……

        • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

          They all got their INDOCTINATION Training in the LIBERAL INDOCTRINATIONS CENTERS…Real Learning was Optional…and they all DECLINED…

        • curmudgeon

          Aah, you are correct, but I doubt they even know the difference.

    • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

      Send her through Marine Boot Camp….How long would this LIBERAL HAG last….5 minutes maybe…

      • Mayor of Merritt Island

        Not even long enough to find the yellow footprints!

  • Susan Royse Harris

    Melissa Harris-Perry If you don’t know how to pronounce the words, then keep your stupid pie hole shut. You are a disgusting insult to every woman in this country. Sign me Proud and insulted Marine Corps Vet.

  • Martin Angell

    it must be the teleprompter’s fault. Obama mispronounced them the “marine corps” and “corpsmen” and 57 states and silly stuff. This leftist rag girl hates military and loyalty to country and just spews her leftist rhetoric, and anybody who doesn’t agree with her view of the world is called all sorts of ugly names by her.

    • Nan

      You’re just being mizled by the media…can’t forget Debbie Wasserman Schultz mispronouncing misled. Mizled.

      • chamuiel

        debbie is a liberal.

        com’on, cut her some slack.

        • RobertNorwood

          A “liberal” as opposed to being liberal. But I think if she’d been around, been in the Warsaw Ghetto she would’ve been working for the Nazis with a club in her hand. She’s a lying despicable snake who makes much of her Jewish heritage only because it is useful to her.

        • boone1

          And one ugly Jew liar at that.

        • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

          You mean that DUMB BLONDE Debbie WASHING-MACHINE-SCHULTZ should get Special Treatment….NAH…

    • Cheryl Lynn

      Obama, the big sports fan, mispronounced his favorite baseball park in the whole wide world. Twice. Chicago’s Comiskey Park. People who do not live there like to give him a pass, but it is the equivalent of pronoucing Illinois with the S on the end. To the locals it sends a shudder. Or corpsman with the ps left in to the military. Just a “heads up to phonyism alert” . Obama is the only sitting president I have not liked, but heck, that is not so important….I especially do not trust him and fear for my country, and I am not alone.

      • curmudgeon

        Amen. Escapee from the Republik of Illinois. Wish my kids could get out, but they are among the fortunate minority still having jobs.

        • Cheryl Lynn

          Ohhhh noooo. Get them OUT! I lived there the first 21 years of my life and of all the things I have done right and wrong in my life, leaving that state was probably the one thing I did that was the smartest.

      • Loweezy Smith

        Reminds me of Biden telling Katie Couric about Roosevelt speaking on tv in the 1930′s. We didn’t have tv then.

    • chamuiel

      There are 57 states in the muslim world.

      I do not think that one was a misspeak.

      • Loweezy Smith

        It was hen he added “with one more to go.”

  • Mary Moerles

    IDIOT.

    • chamuiel

      Are you talking to yourself? I did not see your post directed towards anyone.

      see what happens when you have been drinking.

      • boone1

        The dude was looking in a mirrow

      • Eric Goodman

        If a post does not include an arrow w/ a screen name (see your own post above), then it is a direct comment on the piece, not a retort to another post.

      • curmudgeon

        Liberals do not need alcohol to be stupid. It’s their natural state.

  • EliseR

    George W Bush could not say “nuclear,” and he actually had launch codes for nuclear weapons.

    • francoamerian

      Remember, who could forget Jimmy Carter discussing nuclear bombs as he pronounced them, “Nukeear Bombs.” But then, what can you expect from a peanut farmer who became President of the US?

      • Doug

        He was a goober.

      • boone1

        Not to worry there were never any real nukes at the end of them rocks jest lots and lots of PEANUTS and billy beer.

      • Eric Goodman

        Remember, he was a nukeear technician on a submarine.

    • reefseeker

      hmm and Obama thought there were 57 states.

      • chamuiel

        There are 57 states in the muslim world.

      • Doug

        States of confusion.

    • Jan C White

      and your point is?????????

      • chamuiel

        Do you have one, Jannie?

    • Arelar2

      He spoke it well enough. Your hearing was off

    • Cheryl Lynn

      Texas accent Elsie. He had it and that was that…did not switch dialects to suit the audience. Ever hear Big O revert to his Ebonics at a mostly black event? How about Joe Biden looking down from his perch at a bunch of bib overhaul wearing black tobacco farmers in Danville Virginia and saying “Dey gonna put ya’ll back in chains”

      • chamuiel

        elsie thinks if they don’t sound like her, then something isn’t right.

        Tell her to come on down to Texas.

        I bet we could not understand her.

      • boone1

        Bidens I Q has to be his shoe size I’ve never seen anyone that dumb.Wait so is Al Gore.I.Q they both have the same I.Q 69!!!!!

        • JHorvathJr

          Al Gore in Vietnam was the only private to have his own security detail. To keep him from doing anythingstupid! Obm chose dumb JoeBi so no one would assisinate the Pres.

      • rfrichey

        Recently there was a test you could take on line and it would pretty well tell where you are from. Google “linguistics test” and take it. When I took it nailed the city I have lived in my whole life.

        • Marilyn Z

          I took that test and it said I was probably Canadian. Born in Kansas, lived in OK, & Calif., and the last 40 years in Texas except for four in Iran.

          • rfrichey

            Marilyn, You are the first of about 10 or 12 people to confuse the test. My daughter-in-laws parents were from New York, she grew up in Conn. went to college in Md. and has been teaching in S.C. for over ten years and this test still nailed her. Example, raining and sun shining at the same time. She said sun showers all my family said the devils beating his wife. It would be interesting to see your answers. My identical twin sons showed to be within a hundred or so miles from here, but it named my exact town.

          • Marilyn Z

            I had never heard the expression before, but I worked with a small-town Texas gal who always said, The devil’s beating his wife when it was sunny, but raining.

            I was very disappointed in that little test, but when I go to Yankee land they say I am sooooo southern yet in Texas they KNOW I am not from here after all these years.

            I should have my kids take it…think I will go look for it and try it again. Fun stuff.

          • rfrichey

            Marilyn, For me and everyone around while growing up (born 1941) and still now. It has always been a lighting bug and not a firefly also it was always a coke regardless of flavor, but never a pop or soda. Mayonaise would be man-nase, a water fountain for us, never heard of a bubbler, and down here it’s most definitely y’all.

          • Marilyn Z

            I had you pegged for a southerner. We were amused when we first moved here when they asked you what kind of coke you wanted. I even learned about y’all being singular and all y’all being plural, but I only say them when I am making a point.

          • rfrichey

            You had me pegged perfectly. Here in the Southeast corner of Tennessee on the Northwest corner of Georgia. My family goes way back with parents, grandparents and great grandparents all from this county. I had a great grandfather on each side during the Civil War.

          • Marilyn Z

            Ours came from Tennessee and I still have distant relatives there. The Great Smokies are one place we can’t get enough of and took an abbreviated trip *towards* there in Sept, but only made it to Arkansas….will try again in the spring…I hope.

          • rfrichey

            You should come through Chattanooga and see some of the things here. Chattanooga sits down in a big valley surrounded by mountains with the Tennessee River meandering through town. The Tennessee Aquarium sits on the bank of the river in downtown. Lots of things to see and do.

          • Marilyn Z

            We went through Chattanooga on our first trip, but didn’t stop…we were in too big a hurry to get to The Smokies. I will tell my *better* half that we got a recommendation for Chattanooga.

          • rfrichey

            Marilyn, Go on Chattanooga’s web page and get some ideas of what and where to visit to maximize your enjoyment with a minimum of hassle.

          • Marilyn Z

            Good advice…I’ll email them for info, too.

          • Marilyn Z

            Just took this one:

            http://www.youthink.com/quiz.cfm?action=go_detail&sub_action=take&obj_id=9827

            MY results:

            Which American accent do you have?

            North Central

            What people call the “Minnesota accent.” Sounds almost Canadian. You may have even been asked if you were from Canada before.

            I’ve never even been to Minnesota

      • Loweezy Smith

        Who had a Texas accent? Jimmy Carter was not from Texas.

        • Cheryl Lynn

          Elsie was speaking of G W Bush Loweezy. He has a Texas dialect. Of course Elsie did not mention that Ms Harris-Perry sounds like Daffy Duck, but goes after GW Bush’s Texas accent. Typical.

    • Marilyn Z

      Unfortunately, that is a Southern *thang*….my father was a highly intelligent man, but a southerner who also said NUCULAR and DROUGHTH and so many more words that would drive me up the wall. That is part of the charm of our country. I once worked for a man who could very nearly pinpoint where you came from by these little slipups.

      Sort of like so many Yankees who say AKS instead of ASK….just regional, but Simper FEE or CORPSE are not regional at all. They show ignorance.

      • Cheryl Lynn

        I had a childhood friend named Linda whose parents were from Massachusetts and called her Linder. I always wondered why they named her Linda and not Linder if they could not even pronounce her name.

        • Marilyn Z

          Funny one! Makes you wonder though.

          I stopped for directions in New England one time, LONG ago,and talked to an old boy who I absolutely could not understand. I thanked him and got back in my car. I thought he said something about a phonograph and tried looking for one, but to this day, I am clueless as to what he said. Thank heavens for GPS now!

          Actually, I rather enjoy our regionalism and hearing people speak from wherever they are, but now, when I hear a Texas accent, I am instantly at home.

          • JHorvathJr

            I lived in Rhode Island onc and read this (honest to god) obituary…was 92 when she passed. She was well-loved but not a local. Her parents moved to Rhode Island when she was 2. …”
            That is the HEIGHT of NovaAnglian tolerance.

          • Marilyn Z

            Oh, it is very much like that in the south, too. My aunt always said that in her little OK town you had to be there 25 years before they considered you to be a local.

            Poor gal…after 90 years, they still thought of that woman as an outsider.

    • Well Done

      Lots of people pronounce it “nucular”. Not to many sitting Presidents get mixed up over how many states there are. Elementary school children pronounce say “corpse” instead of “corps”. Not too many adults do. Same with Semper Fi. This broad obviously hangs with crowds who have never heard those words spoken.

      • Marilyn Z

        And about half the country says WARSH for wash….where did that ever come from?

        • JHorvathJr

          Probably ‘Afriker” (JF Kennedy).

  • John D. Johnson

    Most liberal “support” for the military is for the convenience of doing so at this moment in history. Were it not perceived as popular to be pro-military, the left would default to its normal anti-military stance. Some of that hostility has slipped through recently in response to the movie “Lone Survivor”. They can’t fool those of us who are paying attention.

  • TVree

    Maybe that’s how she pronounces Fidelis (my guess, she pronounces fee-dell-us) . After all, a lib isn’t expected to actually learn anything. They just give a smirk while reading the teleprompter or reciting talking points.

    • Gradivus

      I’m sure you’re right. And the way she says it really is the correct pronunciation of the Latin word fidelis.

      • Marilyn Z

        I just looked up that pronunciation to make sure I was right and I was NOT. It is fe-DAY-lis. I had always said fe-dell-us. I never studied Latin and that is my excuse!

        • Gradivus

          It’s fee-DAY-lis. No excuse needed. Very few study Latin these days. Harris-Perry probably did, which is why she got the modern pronunciation of “Semper Fi” wrong. Those of us who do know some Latin are frequently at odds with modern American English pronunciation of Latin words. For instance, I regularly use the Latin pronunciations of “alumni” (I say a-LUM-nee; non-Latin speakers often say a-LUM-nye) and “alumnae” (I say a-LUM-nye; non-Latin speakers often say a-LUM-nay).

    • chamuiel

      Harris-perry holds a Doctorate and teaches in College, for Christ’s sake.

      • Marilyn Z

        They let the out of high school without being able to speak English or even read it for that matter….guess some colleges are not very picky either.

        I know a woman with a LAW DEGREE who absolutely butchers English.

      • Doug

        Probably one of them Eastern Liberal colleges. Not a good one like Liberty U.

      • twmon9816

        Yeah and? The biggest idiots have ever met and know are “educated”.

        • Marilyn Z

          I must say this for the highly educated….somewhere along the line, too many of them seem to lose the common sense God gave them to survive. My own brother with a string of degrees is a great example, but we don’t speak so all is cool.

  • http://vato21stcentury.blogspot.com/ Jim S.

    Stop the using of the military and veterans in your phony ‘patriotism’ FOX speak!!
    The Abandoning of the missions and the purposes of, along with the once
    again promises to the Afghan people, first time was after the
    Afghan/Soviet long war, quickly after 9/11, with the Lives still being lost, those serving still being wounded!!! Giving rise to, with the rhetoric from within, not a victory over, and spread of al Qaeda type ideology criminal terrorism!!!

    The Cost of War, All Costs, the Responsibility of Those Served

    “12 years also is a long time. We now have a lifetime responsibility
    to a generation of service members, veterans and their families.” Dr. Jonathan Woodson 11 Sep. 2013: ‘With 9/11 Came Lifetime Responsibility’

    Where were the ‘offsets’ to federal spending as the rubber stamping, more then the off the books wars with no-bid contracts, was going on and claiming ‘patriotism’ for?

    There’s only one branch of Government, Federal and States, consistently
    doing for not only us Veterans’ but also the Military personal and their
    Families and without the control of the Countries purse strings and combining
    the Cabinet agencies abilities to help where possible with their
    budgets. That’s the whole Executive branch under President Obama. Doing
    what Congress, and State legislatures in passing feel patriotic support bills that are unfunded, and the people represented by them and served by the
    Military refuse to do, Sacrifice, especially the wealthy!

    Decades, and wars of, of under funding the VA. With these two recent
    wars little was done for the Veterans of as well as the Military
    personal, i.e. Walter Reed as one example, and their Families, in the
    first years of both under the previous executive branch and those
    congresses. Rubber stamped war costs, off the books and on the countries
    credit card with no bid private contracts, including building an
    expensive private merc army! That’s not adding in all the other rubber
    stamped costs of the bush administration policy wants, especially in the
    first six years of!

    Rachel Maddow: “We got a huge round of tax cuts in
    this country a few weeks before 9/11. Once 9/11 happened and we invaded
    Afghanistan, we kept the tax cuts anyway.
    How did we think we were going to pay for that war? Did we think it was
    free?

    Then, when we started a second simultaneous war in another country, we
    gave ourselves a second huge round of tax cuts. After that second war
    started. The wars, I guess, we thought would be free, don`t worry about
    it, civilians. Go about your business.” 23 May 2013

    “If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth
    our treasure, too” “not just in the abstract, but in the form of a
    specific ante by every American.” -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    David (CBS News) Martin: “Then there’s the financial cost. To date,
    the Pentagon has spent more than $500 billion on the war in Afghanistan.
    A defense spending bill the Senate is expected to pass this week would
    add another $80 billion to that.” 17 December 2013

    That’s not counting those decades to come results from costs and the once again ignored, by those served, issues!

    The wars, neither Afghanistan nor Iraq, have yet been paid for. Nor
    especially the now decades to come, DeJa-Vu all over again, the of
    results for those sent, over and over, and the continuing under funding
    the Peoples Responsibility, the Veterans Administration charged with
    much more then just caring for the wounded, as those served ignore most
    of those results from!!

    ‘Cost of War’ site {real and estimated costs}: “Total
    US federal spending associated with the Iraq war has been $1.7 trillion
    through FY2013. In addition, future health and disability payments for
    veterans will total $590 billion and interest accrued to pay for the war
    will add up to $3.9 trillion.” 19 March 2013 © 2011 Watson Institute, Brown University

    USN All Shore ’67-’71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country ’70-’71

    • http://vato21stcentury.blogspot.com/ Jim S.

      The British Iraq War Inquiry
      In the above link, soon to be released and with redacted bush/blair private conversations which have been holding up the release, is the site of the often called ‘Chilcot Inquiry’, you will find these

      24 November 2009 – Even before Bush’s administration came to power an article written by his then national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, warned that “nothing will change” in Iraq until Saddam was gone

      27 November 2009 – But there was a ‘sea change’ in attitude after the atrocities, with former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice targeting Iraq on the very day of the outrage.

      30 November 2009 – George Bush tried to make a connection between Iraq and al-Qaida in a conversation with Tony Blair three days after the 9/11 attacks, according to Blair’s foreign policy adviser of the time.

      1 December 2009 – There was “a touching belief [in Washington] that we shouldn’t worry so much about the aftermath because it was all going to be sweetness and light”.

      3 December 2009 – Boyce mentions the “dysfunctionalism” of Washington. He says that he would find himself briefing his American counterparts on what was happening in different parts of the US administration. Rumsfeld was not sharing information

      • chamuiel

        More hot air? Wow!

      • Mamatex

        You are repeating yourself in your comments. Since I, also, am Vietnam Nam era, I would suggest you try to get over your bitterness even though I can sympathize.

      • dennodog

        Gee, didn’t Billary call for the elimination of Saddam?? I remember hillary also calling for the same thing, BEFORE Bush. Nice selective, bullshlt memory.

    • Triangulum Andromeda

      Do the words shut up idiot ring any bells?

      • Ole Man

        Truth hurts ya.

        • twmon9816

          No, but morons like you make my head hurt.

    • chamuiel

      Yep, that is what the Democrats did, abandoned Iraq, and getting ready to abandon Afghanistan.

      WoW! Long winded much?

      • RobertNorwood

        They have a history of that…they left South Vietnam turning in the wind, cut them off from material aid and gave it to the commies. The people who love to accuse others of having blood on their hands have the most on their’s.
        They rail against guns and yet liberal policies have lead directly to a culture of dependence, isolation, and ignorance in the black community. The blood of every black child, kid, young man or woman that’s died from gun violence is on their hands. We conservatives are guilty of only one thing – wanting to change that.

    • bill

      Move to Iran!!

  • Triangulum Andromeda

    What do you expect from an idiot that can’t figure out her last name!

    • chamuiel

      anyone with a hyphenated last name is having an identity crisis.