Just when you think Bill Whittle can’t get any better…he does. This is probably the best rant in support of our soldiers that I’ve ever heard.
It’s a MUST watch.
(Thanks to amfortas for sending it to me.)
I felt SO sorry for the people who had to listen and watch Obama today. Knowing that at the same time, he had sent soldiers to attack a farmer….on our own soil.
If only John Bonehead would stop crying at Taco Bell, and start impeachment proceedings.
The sad news today reminds us that our soldiers need our help:
FORT HOOD (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said.
The shooter, who served in Iraq in 2011, had been undergoing an assessment to determine whether he had post-traumatic stress disorder, according to Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, the senior officer on the base. He was also undergoing psychiatric treatment for depression.
In 2005, the number of suicides in the military was 120 a day, and its gotten worse. More soldiers have died from suicide than in action. We have a major problems with these brave men and women who go to war, or join for whatever reasons, and they can’t cope, and they just get pills pushed on them, which basically, numbs them but doesn’t get rid of the problems.
It IS a fact that some of those pills can cause men to go ballistic, and take others with them before they die.
We’ve seen it time and time again.
Obama made a few comments about this last Ft. Hood shooter— who took 4 lives and injured 16 before he took his own, and then went to his fundraiser. But he did say this:
“They serve with valor. They serve with distinction, and when they’re at their home base, they need to feel safe,” Obama said. “We don’t yet know what happened tonight, but obviously that sense of safety has been broken once again.”
But notice: He’s more concerned about the ‘safety’ been broken, which means he will use this incident once again for gun control, instead of addressing the REAL problems in the military which he has a big hand in causing.
Obama hits another milestone: He’s the first black president—- and his other firsts? We have lost NASA, Afghanistan, Iraq, and our AAA credit rating. He has destroyed the Constitution, our economy, and our healthcare. And now, he gets the record for being the first Commander-In-Chief whose military is killing themselves more off the battlefield than on. I guess it doesn’t matter: He’s already got the Nobel Peace Prize.
If veterans are killing themselves …sadly, it can only play into his well laid plans of finally disarming America.
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to start paying a lot more attention to every single vet I met.
Yes, it’s a sad day, but it’s to be expected with this President.
Nobody Gets Email
Before the Puppy Bowl, there was “Daddy’s come home!” Puppy joy! Notice how all the women are saying “Daddy’s come home?” I thought that was funny, we do the very same thing at our house. I once heard Michael Savage say that because so many people don’t have grandchildren now, and married couples are not having children…their dogs have become their “children.” I think he makes a very good point.
But…these dogs sure REMEMBER their best buds, even though they’ve been gone for such a long time, and nobody deserves that big love as much as our soldiers.
TELL me dogs don’t have the same emotions as humans.
Hey, blame it on the folks at Budweiser…I’m on a puppy roll this weekend.
Enjoy! Then go hug your puppy!
(And do remember on this Superbowl day…the real heroes, don’t have million-dollar contracts.)
“You can’t spend or tax an economy into prosperity. Only restraining government spending simulates the economy by freeing up money for private sectors. ” ——-Milton Freidman.
Look on the good side, I said to myself tonight: Putting plastic over the fireplace will save you at least $35 dollars on your next heating bill.
So, here I sit in the second Polar Vortex of the year, wondering what February is going to bring, and trying to figure out, like all Americans, how to budget for the upcoming food and energy prices that will be shocking us in these next few month–I guess it’s-back to peanut butter and jelly.
I happen to like peanut butter and jelly, and so do my dogs, and my birds, it’s this cold that’s getting to us all. But…the polar vortex is nothing compared to Obama’s plan to basically force our energy prices to go sky high…so that he could give his plans for “clean energy” a chance. Obama has crippled our chances for surviving even the smallest of weather reports, and therefore this little ice age is going to hurt the middle classes even more.
California, the state which grows most of our food, is in a drought. So food prices will go up. Again.
It’s not the weather that’s doing us in is it? We’ve always had weather, and it never broke the bank. What is doing that is Obama and his merry band of weatherman.
With that in mind, I thought of this passage In Wayne Allen Root book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide...where he gives HIS opinions on why this depression and the one that came before, did not have to happen. I post an excerpt from the good Mr. Root below:
In the early 1020s America had installed high tax rates to pay for World War I. The result was a recession. In a brilliant move, President Calvin Coolidge, a Republican who actually did believe in free market laissez-faire economics, responded by cutting taxes, cutting spending, cutting government programs, and paying off debt. Not only did tax rates go down dramatically, top rates were brought down from 73 to 24 percent, but by the end of Coolidge’s presidency only 2 percent of Americans were paying any income tax at all. Coolidge reduced the national debt by approximately one-third, even while also cutting taxes. The result: the bust quickly ended and turned into he boom know as the “The Roaring Twenties.”
When the government spends less and lets business owners and job creators keep more, the result is always prosperity. Ironically in school we are taught Coolidge was blamed for being a “do nothing President.” (You’ve got to love those biased, ultra liberal educators who don’t have even a rudimentary knowledge of economics. )
When the 1929 stock market crash occurred, just as Coolidge predicted, Hoover’s instincts were all bad. President Hoover panicked, abandoned the laissez-faire principles that had worked so well under Coolidge, and got government heavily involved in trying to resolve the financial crisis. Big mistake. He didn’t have to do anything. The 1929 crash wasn’t actually all that bad. For one month unemployment went to 9 percent. Just a year later it was back down to 6 percent.
But that wasn’t good enough for Hoover and Congress. They soon passed a tariff bill (Smoot Hawley) that was the largest tax increase on traded U.S. goods in history. They passed a massive income tax increase from 24 percent to over 60 percent. They started passing a never ending stream of new government rules and regulations. And the government spent and spent and spent. Frantically trying to rescue the American economy from collapse.
The result? Disaster. Businesses failed, jobs were killed, and the economy tanked.
Roosevelt began “helping’ with even higher taxes, more rules and regulations, nonstop demonization of business, and massive spending on public works projects and new entitlement programs.
On January 1, 1936, income taxes were raised to 79 percent and a year later to 83 percent. Madness. But FDR was just getting warmed up. He also increased most other taxes, from estate to corporate and gift taxes. State and local taxes were also raised. Six years after Hoover was gone, SIX YEARS into FDR’s president, unemployment was at 20 percent.
Even FDR’s own Treasury Secretary, Henry Morgenthau, bemoaned the fact the FDR spent a record amount of federal money and amassed a record amount of debt without creating jobs or stimulating the economy.
So, as I sit here tonight and think about how Obama continues to wage his war on the very thing that we all need: energy. And wonder:
Will Obama even mention the high price of gas and electric in his upcoming state of the union speech on Tuesday? Will he say this cold spell is global warming and therefore he will issue an executive order for “cap-and-trade” taxes to “save’ us all from ourselves?
Could he even resist it?
I’m hoping…for a GOD event, how about you?
I noticed this letter, from a very pissed off veteran, from one of my Glenn Beck emails. The Chief Master Sergeant, would like his passionate letter to Paul Ryan to become viral, so I am doing my part. Feel free to pass it around to everyone. He wrote it after he had gotten a request from Paul Ryan for a donation.
Congressman Paul Ryan
Today at 8:19 AM
Please note that this request by you for a cash donation from me is extremely unfortunate and very ill-timed. You see sir, I am one of the military retirees your “bipartisan” budget just impacted. You and every Republican (both in the House and Senate that voted to pass this travesty betrayed and broke trust with me and everyone like me. You may not know us by name, but we’re the people, Congressman, who answered our Nation’s call, some of us at a very early age to willingly serve YOU and others LIKE YOU so you could safely attend college and pursue your personal ambitions without fear of harm.
You might also want to note that for at least 20 years, my brothers-in-arms answered that call of duty EVERY SINGLE DAY, without fail, without complaint, without enough money to sustain our loved ones we had to leave behind while we DID OUR JOB in every corner of the Earth. And for that service, we were given absolute assurance our so-called retirement benefits would be protected by law. The very law you shattered in your zeal to impress your Democratic cohorts in your back room deal–with the enemy. Yes, I said it. The liberal Democrats are an enemy to the American people and our Nation. Your lack of judgment and eagerness to compromise on the backs of us who protected you is sickening. Congressman, you and every Republican that voted for injuring military retirees have engaged in a complicit, sordid affair with the Democrats who’s objective has always been to dismantle the military. By climbing into their bed on this issue, you have confirmed you are absolutely no better than they and have proven it with your vote.
Congressman Ryan, the audacity which you display is noteworthy, but to unceremoniously snatch earned money from a small group that has added so much more value than the paltry $6B you looked to “save” (which is all smoke and mirrors and you know it), is reprehensible and insulting.
We have, despite the hardships, meager salaries and harsh conditions, have performed with honor and excellence…in silence, which is something most members of Congress have no idea about doing. Our job approval was, is and always be better than yours. We knew our mission and we got it done, then handed it off to a new generation in better shape than we found it.
Your ability to look us in the eye, take money from us (apparently there was ZERO, other source of waste within the federal government that you could have recovered this money from…right, got it), while simultaneously holding your hand out to beg (with passion) for our cash is stunning. Your actions have proven you do not have the tremendous intellect you’ve sold the American people on. I say, with all seriousness, Congressman, what you lack in intellect and spinal rigidity, you make up for in cajones.
I hope you and your cowardly, Republican “colleagues” hear a message from me loud and clear. You will NEVER receive another cent of financial support from me. Further, if you happen to be at a Capitol Hill dinner or at a K Street cocktail party with RNC Chair Reince Priebus, Rep. Ron Barber, Sen. Jeff Flake or Sen. John McCain, I would be honored if you communicate with them that I am launching an effort to ensure NONE of you traitorous “representatives of the people” ever receive another vote from a military retiree. Remove me from your contact lists.
Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
Yes, we all care. The video speaks for itself.
Didn’t Obama look really sincere in his speech about Syria tonight? The outstretched hand, that kept annoyingly clipping the podium—the practiced control, the wide- eye appeal to the world about “the children”, and the unbelievable diatribe about how chemical weapons will lead to nuclear weapons and we all will die sooner rather than later if Obama doesn’t strike . If we just let him put a few missiles in, Assad will give up.
And good news! We aren’t going to war. Dropping bombs is now considered in America…just a deterrent! It’s not war…it’s just a…like a traffic warning. Presidents can DO that, because that’s not war! See?
I’m not sure what stopped Obama, from attacking Assad at will before this—-but for once in his career…he had to stop and think. The people of the western world stood up to their leaders and said, “We’ve about had it with your wars.” If he did it alone, it would have been considered not only an impeachable act, but an international war crime. The elites of the world are getting paranoid.
You can only buy so many tickets to the dance.
When Obama didn’t get Britain’s backing, it was another Presidential ‘first.’ The people were not shocked by it, but I bet the diners in D.C. were filled with a lot of drunk politicians that night.
I think it was because he was black. (Just kidding, wanted to see if you were paying attention.)
When Obama’s only backers were the top Republicans in the Senate, that didn’t look good either for all his friends in Hollywood.
And then the news…the people of the United States said that they were against this war 100 to 1. Democrats AND Republicans AND Independents united in their protest.
All the lies and bloviating of Obama has come home to hit him in the face…he is the little boy who cried ‘wolf’ too many times. Nobody believes him anymore.
In the last few days, John Kerry, who is running for President in 2016, (go on…tell me he isn’t going to run against Hillary for the job) just couldn’t help spewing out ridiculous platitudes just to hear his own voice. And then, he messed up by making some Caesar like demand, and Putin came in on him like a gator on a zebra.
A Russian dictator makes an American President and his “wannabe” presidential Secretary of State: look like the dumbest kids on the block. Kerry insists that Assad give over the WMD’s and then Putin says, HEY, I agree, and gets Syria to do it! But then, you guys can’t attack us.
So there. I call your bluff. I win. And yes, he did.
But, back to the great speech in the FIRST part of his speech tonight, he went back to his original message: Assad needs to go, and he is going to do it…uh…right after this important message. The SECOND half of the speech was all about why he wasn’t going to do it.
And how he canceled the vote in the Senate because basically, he was told to. Some of those guys want to get reelected. But HE said it was because he wanted to see what Kerry did in Russia. (Kerry will drink Vodka, and then say a few stupid things, then come home.)
The Rhino’s and the Neo-Cons democrats, who are desperate to continue the fighting for the Saudi’s and Qatar. in the meantime are trying desperately to help Obama start his war.
Bill O’Reilly even compared the Syrian event to Hitler. America did not want to go to war then either, he said. What he didn’t say was that Pearl Harbor got us there. We had our Pearl Harbor on 9/11. And guess what? Ike is no longer on the planet.
If you believe in conspiracy’s, FDR helped instigate Pearl Harbor that got us into the war, because there was NO way the American people wanted to watch their sons and daughters die after WWI. Did he do that? Nobody Knows.
What we do know is that this Syrian War stuff is really about an oil pipeline and Sunni control of the Middle East. . Assad had given the rights to an oil and gas pipeline to run through to Europe to Russia, NOT Qatar.
Russian wants it’s ports, it’s gasoline line to Europe. Therefore, it’s the US and Saudi Arabia, VS Russia and Iran. Peachy.
Sadly, Richard Clarke may have been right. The plan has been, ever since Daddy Bush, to get involved in the Middle East, to ‘work’ for the Saudi Kings (Who now offer to pay our soldiers to take out Assad, heaven forbid they send THEIR sons.) Obama is just carrying out the plan.
The American people are finally saying, “What are WE going to get out of this?” And what ARE we going to get out of this? Somebody is getting something and it’s not us. I say follow the money all the way to the Presidential libraries built with Saudi money.
Obama says, no one will ever use gas on our soldiers ever again and Iran will not develop nukes if we strike.
Right. And if I cut the tree down in my neighbors yard, he is never going to plant another one.
O’Reilly interviewed Lou Grant tonight on his TV station, and Lou Grant, (and yes he is a socialist and yes I don’t really care for him) did a Putin. Bill asked him how could he witness little children in the world being gassed and killed, and Lou said “I don’t want to see any more children in Arlington.”
All of America saw it, and all of America said: Ditto that Lou.
I hate to say it, but Tomorrow is 9/11. Nobody Knows if America is attacked anywhere in the world, will Obama finally have his permission to get into the war in the Middle East.?
Nobody Knows, if tonight, some American politicians are lying in their beds tonight hoping..for just a small strategic strike……that’s all they’d need.
Let’s start with Charlie Rangel:
In an interview with the Daily Beast published Friday, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested Tea Partiers are the “same group” who fought for segregation during the Civil Rights movement. It’s the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked,” Rangel said.
Because of this, Rangel said the Tea Party could be defeated using the same tactics employed against Jim Crow.
“It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough. ‘I don’t want to see it and I am not a part of it.’ What the hell! If you have to bomb little kids and send dogs out against human beings, give me a break,” said Rangel.
Yes, Charlie just called LBJ a cracker…because LBJ was against civil rights before he was for it. You know, kind of like how Bill Clinton was for marriage between a man and a woman before he was against it, or Obama who was against NSA spying before he was for it.
It’s hard to keep up with these things. Charlie here takes the great liberty of making white conservatives, who have probably helped and employed more black people than Charlie has even giving a decent tip to, while eating at his upper class New York restaurants all his life. Charlie is making you think that white Tea Party crackers are bombing little kids and sending our dogs out after them just by the comparison.
Charlie should come to North County St Louis, and walk the black neighborhoods, where his black brothers care so little about the black kids, they let their pet Rottweiler’s roam the neighborhoods in packs.
And then, there’s Oprah Winfrey, who is continuing Obama’s talk on the terrible racism in America, by promoting her upcoming movie, (free advertising) and saying that Trayvon was murdered. Oh…and one more thing:.
Oprah Winfrey says she has no tolerance for anyone who uses the N-word around her — no matter the color of their skin — saying, “You cannot be my friend and use that word around me.”
Sure looks like she is going to be friends with Jay-Z anyway, doesn’t it? That was really a big beat-down from Oprah wasn’t it? Imagine her reaction if that had been Brittany Spears? And didn’t Jay Z say they have taken the power OUT of the word? Think about that, and try not to say anything to its logic.
And just to prove that there is STILL racism in the world, Oprah had a recent racist encounter…not in America, but in Switzerland:
While Winfrey may be one of the most recognizable faces on the planet, she apparently doesn’t have as big a fan base in Switzerland. Winfrey tells O’Dell that while in Zurich for Tina Turner’s wedding she left the hotel to go shopping by herself and was denied service when the clerk assumed that Winfrey wouldn’t be able to afford the bag she was asking to see.
Oh my. You know, that happened to me last weekend Oprah? I walked into a cheap costume jewelry store, in an upper- class mall, and a Chinese lady followed me all over the place because she was absolutely sure I was going to steal something.
Did my skin color give me away? No….my husband was wearing a hat with the American flag on it. We were….
CRACKERS! Poor crackers at that.
Obviously we need to think up some NEW nasty words to call each other.
How about…Since the whites can’t say the ‘n’ word, how about we call black people we don’t like;
And the black people who don’t like white people…how about you call us….
Let’s make it an equal opportunity word and then we can put cracker and nigger out to pasture with supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Or maybe the black people should just call all white people niggers for awhile…since they think it is a sign of affection, and we’ll call them all Jay-Z.
Can you believe the richest woman in America is actually bitching about this?
So….Who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award this week?
Charlie Rangel. Oprah may be in love with Obama, and is still having childhood rape issues. (By the way…I wonder what name she would have for her former black rapists?) but Rangel is a full blown BUM of the highest order.
The ‘n’ word is too good for him.
Just when does the returning U.S. soldier gets his American rights back? Our great ‘rulers’ and their minions are saying that our emails and Facebook pages, telephone calls, etc…are just being nicely stored away. It’s very hard for anyone to even get permission to look at them. They are being collected, but not looked at…like books in a library.
Right. Who would EVER want to read a book in a library?
And even when they are, we would never know, so, what we don’t know won’t stress us out.
That’s what they say: But that’s not what Jerome Corsi from WND is reporting. Obama is monitoring our bravest Americans— our soldiers…very closely:
The FBI and the Secret Service are showing up to request an interview to question specific Internet posts the veteran has placed on websites such as Facebook,” explained attorney John Whitehead, founder of the Rutherford Institute.
Whitehead said the agencies are looking for “anti-Obama views that can be interpreted to reflect psychological problems of sufficient seriousness to disqualify the veteran from ever owning a firearm.”
Right. So far the “psychological’ problems of the returning soldier has been…to kill himself or herself. And that’s mostly because, many of them say, the drugs they put them on, make them worse.
I don’t get it. Somebody tell me. When a soldier leaves the military, what? He can’t speak his mind ever again? So..men and women who are willing to give their lives for their country, have to sacrifice their civil liberties too, when they come home? They are no longer an American citizen?
What’s up with that? And they can’t even READ what they want in the military anymore.
Brandon Raub, 27, was arrested by FBI and Secret Service agents for comments he made on Facebook expressing dissatisfaction with the present direction of the U.S. government.
Arrested. Really? For what? Do they think that reading Bill O’Reilly is going to make some other soldier attack Joe Biden? Or is it because Obama demands complete submission to his Lordship. Even during WWII, the men would talk against McAurther all the time. Were any of them arrested?
Whitehead explained the problem is intensifying as an increasing percentage of the U.S. military serving in Afghanistan have become disillusioned with Obama administration policy toward the war.
“I’ve had veterans returning from Afghanistan tell me that they passed by the opium fields and it shocked me that the U.S. government was helping the Afghans plant that stuff,” Whitehead said.
“There’s a lot of corruption in the Afghanistan government, passing around bags of cash to top officials, and our troops are beginning to ask, ‘Why am I here?’
The talk has been about the NSA, but somebody suggested to me today that as far as anybody knows, Edward Snowden was a plant to make us all pay attention to one subject, the NSA spying on us, and getting everyone to talk about it…because they didn’t want us to notice what else they were doing that was going to REALLY screw us all up. In case you haven’t noticed, they do this all the time. I believe in their terms it’s called misdirection.
You tell me. Tonight only 15 Senators voted against it.
Nobody Knows, but all us Nobodies better start trying to find out. Why are they turning our America into Stalin’s Second Resurrection?
Seal Team Six, remember them? Oh how Obama praised them, Oh— how he bragged about how he ordered the killing of bin Laden. And how brave he was to go into Pakistan to get bin Laden.
We all heard every so briefly, that most of the members of Seal Team Six, the team that had killed bin Laden, were killed in a helicopter crash. And then…we heard no more. Media blackout. God forbid Obama’s Hollywood picture be interrupted.
Until today. It’s been shown that the Seals were probably…sacrificed. Did Obama hand those brave men over to be murdered? The ‘accident” came over two months after the raid.
Watch this video, (at the bottom of the link above) and judge for yourself. Listen to the parents. Listen to the proof. Is Obama capable of it?
Well–at their funeral, an Imam was allowed to damn them all to hell.
What do you think? It’s my opinion: Yes. Obama sacrificed Seal Team Six. It’s the way he works.
The servicemen were put in a slow helicopter that is never used for combat operations….they were sitting ducks.
President gave out their names…they had targets on their backs. And then, the setup.
Former Central Intelligence Agency Director and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed the name of the Navy SEAL team that carried out the raid on Osama bin Laden at a June 24, 2011 ceremony. He also named the unit’s ground commander. The information was classified, yet the ceremony was attended by “Zero Dark Thirty” filmmaker Mark Boal. The ceremony took place a little over a month prior to the team’s helicopter was shot down by a Taliban-fired rocket-propelled grenade.
And that’s not all:
Afghan National Army, the Afghan National Police, and the Afghan Security Ministry have been and still are involved in the planning of every single stage of every single Special Operation that takes place in that country. And yes, these plans include flight routes and landing zones,” says Karen Vaughn.
Wow…let your enemy plan you flight route. Smart.
Klayman says, “The funeral that was held in Kabul where you couldn’t even mention the name of our lord and savior Jesus Christ, but yet a Muslim cleric gets up and damns these fallen heroes to hell as infidels.”
We need to bring this to EVERYONE’s attention.
EVERYONE’s. Call your Congressmen. Call Paul Ryan. Cruz, Beck. Get everyone talking about this.
Please…watch the video…..Our foreign President is a Muslim. We must start calling our Congressmen, and get this scandal out with all the rest of them.
THIS is the scandal. The contemptuous Iman is at 20.00.
As an American…I am furious.
And you can put that in your next Star Trek Movie and smoke it NSA.
I’m not doing my usual today, because it’s a day where we all reflect on the men and women who have given their lives for their country. And also….a day to EAT! barbeque! While we are remembering those that gave their lives for America’s right for freedom, and liberty. God bless them all, and their families.
Everybody have a great holiday!
(Thanks to J.R. )
Don’t know if it’s true but it could easily be. In any event it’s a good lesson for us all>
As I came out of the supermarket that sunny day, pushing my cart of groceries towards my car, I saw an old man with the hood of his car up and a lady sitting inside the car, with the door open. The old man was looking at the engine. I put my groceries away in my car, and continued to watch the old gentleman from about twenty-five feet away.
I saw a young man in his early twenties with a grocery bag in his arm walking towards the old man. The old gentleman saw him coming too, and took a few steps towards him.
I saw the old gentleman point to his open hood and say something. The young man put his grocery bag into what looked like a brand new Cadillac Escalade. He then turned back to the old man. I heard him yell at the old gentleman saying: ‘You shouldn’t even be allowed to drive a car at your age.’ And then with a wave of his hand, he got in his car and peeled rubber out of the parking lot.
I saw the old gentleman pull out his handkerchief, and mop his brow as he went back to his car and again looked at the engine. He then went to his wife and spoke with her; he appeared to tell her it would be okay. I had seen enough, and I approached the old man. He saw me coming and stood straight, and as I got near him I said, ‘Looks like you’re having a problem.’
He smiled sheepishly, and quietly nodded his head. I looked under the hood myself, and knew that whatever the problem was, it was beyond me. Looking around, I saw a gas station up the road, and I told the old man that I would be right back. I drove to the station and went inside. I saw three attendants working on cars. I approached one of them, and related the problem the old man had with his car. I offered to pay them if they could follow me back down and help him. The old man had pushed the heavy car under the shade of a tree and appeared to be comforting his wife. When he saw us he straightened up and thanked me for my help. As the mechanics diagnosed the problem (overheated engine), I spoke with the old gentleman.
When I shook hands with him earlier, he had noticed my Marine Corps ring and had commented about it, telling me that he had been a Marine too. I nodded and asked the usual question, ‘What outfit did you serve with?’
He said that he served with the first Marine Division at Guadalcanal, Pelieliu, and Okinawa . He had hit three of the worst ones, and retired from the Corps after the war was over. As we talked we heard the car engine come on and saw the mechanics lower the hood. They came over to us as the old man reached for his wallet, but was stopped by me. I told him I would just put the bill on my AAA card.
He still reached for the wallet and handed me a card that I assumed had his name and address on it, and I stuck it in my pocket. We all shook hands all around again, and I said my goodbye’s to his wife.
I then told the two mechanics that I would follow them back up to the station. Once at the station, I told them that they had interrupted their own jobs to come along with me and help the old man. I said I wanted to pay for the help, but they refused to charge me. One of them pulled out a card from his pocket, looking exactly like the card the old man had given to me. Both of the men told me then that they were Marine Corps Reserves. Once again we shook hands all around and as I was leaving, one of them told me I should look at the card the old man had given to me. I said I would and drove off.
For some reason I had gone about two blocks, when I pulled over and took the card out of my pocket and looked at it for a long, long time. The name of the old gentleman was on the card in golden leaf and under his name was written: ‘Congressional Medal of Honor Society.’ I sat there motionless, looking at the card and reading it over and over. I looked up from the card and smiled to no one but myself and marveled that on this day, four Marines had all come together because one of us needed help. He was an old man all right, but it felt good to have stood next to greatness and courage, and an honor to have been in his presence.
Remember, as we approach another Memorial Day, OLD men like him gave you, and all of us, FREEDOM for America.
Thanks to those who served and still serve, and to all of those who supported them, and who continue to support them. America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall.
If you don’t stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front of them! Remember, Freedom isn’t Free. Thousands have paid the price, so that you can enjoy what you have today.
LET’S DO THIS: JUST 19 WORDS: GOD OUR FATHER, WALK THROUGH MY HOUSE AND TAKE AWAY ALL MY WORRIES; AND PLEASE WATCH OVER AND HEAL MY FAMILY; AND PLEASE PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS, AND WATCH OVER OUR TROOPS, WHO ARE DEFENDING THOSE FREEDOMS.
AMEN! This prayer is so powerful. Pass this prayer to 12 people, including me.
Like most Americans, I’ve been listening to wall-to-wall coverage of the bombings in Boston, and as usual, scouting the websites for varying opinions…from the Alex Jones version of “FBI maybe setup this action” to the ongoing almost nauseating coverage of how brave Bostonians are…as Carl Sagan so rightly points out in his books, it’s best to take most things, even politics with as much skepticism as possible: So here’s a few Nobody’s Opinions:
1. The FBI we have found out, could have prevented this if they had listened to Russia, but what happened? Personally, I think, simply by listening to Obama’s own philosophy on Muslims in America and his reaction to the Ft. Hood shootings— it’s the Obama administration that is holding back the FBI from doing their job. When I reported suspicions in my own neighborhood, the Chief of Police was very protective of my Muslim neighbors and told me to leave. The FBI agent, on the other hand, took me seriously, and then told me short of my seeing them load a bomb into the back of their vans, there was absolutely nothing he could do about them. Hazelwood, the city I live in, is a very democratic stronghold.
2. Throughout Benghazi we saw Hillary Clinton and Obama make statement after statement condemning a video that insulted Islam. That held priory over the attack and murder of our own citizens. Even at the funerals, Hillary was telling the grieving relatives, “We will punish the man who made the video.” The White House has let the matter go.
3. Obama has had the Muslim Brotherhood welcomed into the White House for the first time in history. He has opened the visa’s once again for Muslims to flood into our country. He has given speeches about Islam being peaceful, and America being the biggest Muslim nation–his political correctness goes beyond sanity.
In other words, it is Obama that is putting America in danger. The facts all point to that.
4. While the lock down of Boston, by all logical reasoning, seemed very necessary, the precedent it sets is alarming. To have tanks, and big thugs carrying real machine guns— having all those forces roaming the city streets, and having a shoot-out right in the neighborhood, should leave Americans gasping. While we heard all the regular, “Our police and military are great!” speeches, is this the future? Every time some guy goes wacko our cities will be filled with tanks to ‘protect’ us?
When will the tanks be brought out in Chicago? And despite all the money, equipment, and technology, the person who found the guy was a lone citizen who made a simple phone call.
I don’t know how many soldiers, cops, and FBI were in Watertown, but I wonder if all the people of Watertown will give up their freedom to be protected by the vast military complex that the Democrats seem to enjoy.
Yes…the Democrats will bring out the big guns before the Republicans will. Funny isn’t it? No it’s not, when you know that it is their policy to disarm Americans, and let the state protect you.
Let’s not forget, Bill Clinton’s action in Waco, and Janet Reno sending in the military in the middle of the night to send a poor immigrant child back to Castro. Can you even imagine George Bush doing that?
If a Republican had ordered this massive buildup in Boston, or stealing a child in the night by gunpoint, the Democrats would have been screaming.
Clearly, we can assume that the Democrats have no qualms of building Obama’s army…to “protect” us all.
As for Alex Jones and others listening to the mother saying the boys were used by the FBI..that is absurd. Islam and even the moderates that are Muslims, believe that everyone who is an infidel should be killed. She, by all accounts was lying.
It IS in their religion. Nevertheless…just because Alex makes mistakes on some things, he is right about there being a big military presence right near the bombing sites and has video and witnesses to prove it.
That is a piece of the puzzle that we shouldn’t ignore just because it’s from Alex Jones. Alex Jones reminds me of Glenn Beck, who sometimes, often makes big mistakes too.
Both are good guys. Both have opinions. We should listen to them all.
Should we blame everything on the FBI, who even before 9/11 warned the administration about a possible attack? Something is very wrong.
They were on our local news. Saying they love it here. So..until proven otherwise, we can take them at their word even though I don’t like the fact that we paid for them to get here with no consent from anybody who lives here…just a President’s wish.
But my Muslim neighbors who came down from Detroit….they don’t like America.
If Obama keeps letting these people in, (as they came in during Clinton’s’ time) maybe we should start questioning the Democrat’s reason for looking the other way when jihadist are let into the country.
Maybe…we should be asking them “Why?’
Or the question should be…how do THEY benefit from this “turn the other cheek” policy? Does it come down to helping get us to disarm?
After Boston, we should be demanding more answers:
Obama said this after the last suspect was arrested:
And that’s why we take care not to rush to judgment — not about the motivations of these individuals; certainly not about entire groups of people.
To which most Americans go —-WTF? The motivation was on their YouTube videos!
Obama ignores the facts, and we should ask him…why.
Nobody Cares that the most condemning facts all point to Obama’s philosophy. He is starting to look like: the “Criminal In Chief.” One thing we do know: whatever a politician does usually benefits himself.
But it’s not. Nobody Knows, but Nobody suspects that the Clintons, now that they have gotten all their debts paid off, are now going after Obama.
It’s not only the Republicans that are bickering.
Let’s go back. Long ago, everyone pretty much hated Richard Nixon…and little is known that it was Hillary Clinton that was one of the lawyers…that helped bring Nixon down. But they couldn’t do it without the Washington Post and Bob Woodard.
The official in question is Gene Sperling, economic adviser to the President. The White House has since pushed back, saying the exchange was far more innocuous than Woodward claims.
I hate to say this: But you could say that saying “you will regret this” is hardly sending out a drone. It’s a threat, but do we really believe this hasn’t happened before in the Clinton White House?
How many of Bill Clinton’s past “women” were threatened? Jennifer Flowers for one–in fact, all of them. Is the fact that Bob Woodard is a icon reporter that makes it more of a crime for the White House to threaten you? We have ALL been threatened daily by this President, what makes Bob Woodward so special?
Here’s the big threat from Gene:
But I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim.
Nobody Knows how big a deal that was (really, my neighbors have said worst to me) but when Lanny Davis, a die-hard true blue Hillary cohort in crime, comes out and admits that the Obama White House threatened his editor about his columns, then Nobody sees a pattern here?
This is nothing new. The White House has been used both during the Clinton years and the Obama years as a very dark and sinister force that will and can destroy your life.
What’s interesting here is that maybe Hillary has now seen that if she is going to pick an X-President as her running mate in 2016, she might as well pick her husband…or a woman.
If all this speculation of my Nobody Mind is true…I have to laugh.
Michelle Obama will still get her own daytime talk TV show. Who knows what will become of Obama? He’ll get sent to the U.N. most probably.
You bet. Why did he wait to even report this until now?
“Mirror Mirror on the Wall Who’s the cleverest democrat of them all?”
While watching the Clintons go after Obama will be fun..remember, with the Clinton’s, a Disney ending is all but left in the mirror reflecting the same old hags.