An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for Heroes
Repost from 2012
Our nation went on to fight a war on two fronts for four years. The rules of engagement? Kill the enemy. We won. They lost.
“I’m very glad to be on my way home,” Newman told Japanese media at Beijing airport. “I feel good, I feel good. I want to go home to see my wife.”
Newman was met by U.S. embassy staff in Beijing. He is currently on a United Airlines flight flying over the Pacific and is expected to land in San Francisco at 11:59 a.m. ET, KTVU.com reported.
Thank God!! Welcome back, sir!
..in 1775, a group of men came together to form one of the greatest fighting force ever known.
During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress passes a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces for the recently formed Continental Navy. The resolution, drafted by future U.S. president John Adams and adopted in Philadelphia, created the Continental Marines and is now observed as the birth date of the United States Marine Corps.
Serving on land and at sea, the original U.S. Marines distinguished themselves in a number of important operations during the Revolutionary War. The first Marine landing on a hostile shore occurred when a force of Marines under Captain Samuel Nicholas captured New Province Island in the Bahamas from the British in March 1776. Nicholas was the first commissioned officer in the Continental Marines and is celebrated as the first Marine commandant. After American independence was achieved in 1783, the Continental Navy was demobilized and its Marines disbanded.
In the next decade, however, increasing conflict at sea with Revolutionary France led the U.S. Congress to establish formally the U.S. Navy in May 1798. Two months later, on July 11, President John Adams signed the bill establishing the U.S. Marine Corps as a permanent military force under the jurisdiction of the Department of Navy. U.S. Marines saw action in the so-called Quasi-War with France and then fought against the Barbary pirates of North Africa during the first years of the 19th century. Since then, Marines have participated in all the wars of the United States and in most cases were the first soldiers to fight. In all, Marines have executed more than 300 landings on foreign shores.
I have an extreme fondness for Marines. Not just because my first REAL kiss was with a Marine (WHOA!), but because they are always ready to defend, not only our freedom, but the innocent around the world.
At the beginning of the 1800s, there were 368 Marines (343 Enlisted; 25 Officers). When the first decade of 1800s ended, there were 523 Marines (513 Enlisted; 10 Officers). (source) Today, there are over 200,000!
Growing up in a military area, the one branch we didn’t have withing a few minutes driving distance, was a Marine base, but that didn’t mean there weren’t any Marines around! There surely were! And from a female teenager’s perspective, the best hineys were the Marines, and second was Army. Hey….I was allowed to look!
The Marines I have known personally throughout my lifetime have all been honorable men. The saying that ‘once a Marine, always a Marine” is quite true! My favorite Marine is someone I’ve known since elementary school. A fine man, with definite quirks. LOL He achieved head honcho in Chief Warrant Officer, ‘retired’ after 20 years, and became a police officer. He’s retiring in a few weeks after 20 years as a lieutenant. A very fine man indeed, and a dear friend.
To all the Marines, past, present, and future…..
I came across this picture on several sites, and had to post it. I LOVE this! A disabled vet doing what Obama should have done a long time ago. Hell, this vet should never had had to do this!! He is NOT a pawn in Obama’s game! I just want to HUG this guy! He makes my heart cry.
…Did Obama Close the WWII Memorial to Hurt Veterans?
…and screw you Barack Hussein!!! You aren’t even worth the gum stuck to the bottom of their shoes!
Wanna get pissed off? Take a gander at the information shared at the Weekly Standard! Note the pictures!!
….I can!!! Because the more I read the news, the more I get pissed off, so I decided to post something that ISN’T pissing me off!
Check THIS out! And if ya don’t have tears well up, then… well… you suck too!
H/T: Jayne via FB
Just in case you didn’t watch the Wisconsin Badger whup Purdue on Saturday, this was the most excellent “play” of the entire game!
The Mr is an alumni, so I don’t really get a say in the matter of whether or not we watch the games. Glad I did this time.
Yes, there were some reports on the event online, but if, like me, you were hoping to see a sea of bikers on your idjit box news, you were probably as disappointed as I was. It was a HUGE story, and the talking heads didn’t seem to give it much time at all. There were individuals from all over the country taking part in this event, yet few were interviewed, at least during what little I saw of the event.
Once again, it’s not the BIG media that gets a real story, but one blogger, who spoke to one of the attendees. His story can be read at Maggie’s Notebook. I would recommend that y’all read it, as he speaks the truth that D.C. refuses to acknowledge.
But another thing I saw was this…America is very, very, VERY angry right now. Washington doesn’t know it, but they are sitting on a time bomb because this country is about to go off!!!
They may not have ended up with the 2 million bikers their name implied, this time, but there are plans to repeat the event next year as well. I honestly hope they do, with a much bigger turnout. Y’all have a year to plan, y’know.
If I had a bike…..
….shared by Blueish.
If such a declaration was written today, what would it say? I believe much of the content is still valid, only the name of the tyrant would be changed, and the location would be updated. Who would sign such a document? Who would put their lives on the line for liberty? Who would have the backbone to stand up to tyranny? What man among us would be willing to risk all, for his children, and his children’s children?
The Unanimous Declaration
of the Thirteen United States of America
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.
He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.
He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:
For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing taxes on us without our consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:
For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:
For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:
For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:
For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.
We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.
New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton
There are a LOT of things that are pissing me off lately, but this one really takes the cake.
Thank you for all the support from everyone here at move america forward. On behalf of our hosts, Governor Mike Huckabee, Melanie Morgan, Larry O’Connor, Debbie Lee, all of our staff, and most of all our troops on the front lines, thank you for your support!
Although we did not reach our goal of $400,000, we got close with $321, 041. While we would like to have reached our goal, we have accomplished something admirable and provided our troops with true, meaningful support.
Seriously??? Our troops have been pretty much abandoned by that so called ‘commander in chief’, and WE, as Americans, who enjoy what few freedoms we have left because of those who are still fighting and dying, can’t come up with a $25 donation? Are you freakin’ kidding???
Since we do WE abandon our heroes? I realize that those a$$wipes in D.C. are doing all they can to put us in the poor house, and destroy our country with their criminal crap, but that doesn’t mean every single one of us can’t scrape together a few bucks for those who put their lives on the line every day! If I can do it, and we pretty much ARE in the poor house thanks to that useless POS that spends MILLIONS partying on our money, then every single one of you can do it too! This is embarrassing, to say the least, and shameful!!
Click this link NOW!
I mean it! NOW! And give a small token back to those who give so much!! NOW!