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If you haven’t seen Kirk Cameron’s movie, Monumental, make the effort, and share with the kids and grandkids. So much of our history is being lost through revisionism, it’s quite disturbing. I found THIS to be one of the most important parts of the entire documentary. This is the formula that will return us to the United State of America, not today’s America, but the REAL America the way it was founded!
Until we turn our face back to God, we will continue the decline. Personally, I really don’t want to live in a cesspool! I’ve seen a lot of contradictory comment from the left about the points brought out in the movie. Those who won’t live by the truth….. Well, let’s just say they’re going to be extremely SHOCKED.
I came across a rather interesting commentary in a South African newspaper this morning, and thought a part of it should be shared.
Mandela was obviously a remarkable man in many ways. He was a conciliator of note and is quoted as saying some smart things. Excerpts from some of his speeches can be Googled and he has a strong following of acolytes at home and abroad. He is even credited with saving the nation from civil war and violence – although that is no doubt overstating it.
But, as always, there are two sides to the story.
Many choose to ignore the idiotic things Mandela said over the years and the destructive role he played in legitmising false perceptions. His speeches were often critical of the democratic countries of the west, but praised the remaining communist and Muslim dictatorships of the world at the time, all the while extolling democracy as a South African institution.
He condemned mistakes and controversial policies of the west but declined to publicly condemn the genocides and brutal repression of estwhile communist countries and African nations. As a supposed champion of freedom and democracy and hero of oppressed people everywhere, he nonetheless considered dictatorships like Cuba and Libya (under Gadaffi) to be beacons of freedom and justice – and his friends.
Not content with referring to the West’s impending confrontation with Saddam Hussein as a “holocaust” he argued that contempt had been shown for the United Nations because Kofi Annan (UN Secretary General at the time) was black, and that such things never used to happen when U.N. general secretaries were “white” – palpable nonsense.
That Mandela openly and frequently played the race card is clear, but there are other blemishes on his record too. He gave the orders to shoot IFP protesters at the Shell House massacre in 1994 and supported the ascension of Zuma to high office – a dismal legacy to be sure.
The bottom line is – Mandela was no saint. And he can with justification be blamed for his key role in promoting what R W Johnson defines as “Black Racial Communalism” – a racism that promotes the allocation of resources on the basis of skin colour at the expense of merit. Otherwise put, Mandela did not stand for true democracy: the racial precepts that he promoted – and that grow in intensity within the ANC to this day – run contrary to the principles of democracy and weigh heavily on the material well being of all South Africans as a result.
Read the entire column here. It’s quite interesting and says what many commentaries refuse to state. The man was NOT a saint. Yes, he helped put an end to apartheid, a racially based political system that did a great deal of harm to all involved. Democrat racism throughout the history of the U.S. ain’t got nothin’ on the horrors in South African under that system. Now, it appears that one of Mandela’s legacies will be something quite similar, but with the colors reversed.
That’s an interesting term, “Black Racial Communalism”. To better understand the term, read the piece by R W Johnson. He’s quite open about the state of affairs in South African under the ANC. “Thus in practice, and despite all the celebration of South Africa having left the colour bar behind, the colour bar is alive and well – and officially maintained.”
If only people would be honest. Yes, Mandela should be commended for the good he did for his country. He should also be condemned for the evil that has come from his legacy. He was a communist. No, being a communist is NOT a good thing. He was a racist. No, being a racist is NOT a good thing.
He kept silent on many issues where he COULD have made a great impact. South Africa has the highest number of HIV/AIDS cases…in the world. He kept silent. 19 protestors where killed on his orders, in support of a questionable candidate. The world has kept silent.
Much is the pity that the leaders to emerge since Mandela have been, to varying degrees dysfunctional, incompetent and/or ethically unsuited to public office. It is as if there was no one good enough to play off the reserve bench.
Is it possible that the mourning public is not aware that Mandela was no saint, and that his legacy isn’t exactly what the world would like to believe? No man, or woman, is perfect. Those in the public eye, even those in politics, are human too, and they do make mistakes, some fatal.
It is extremely disturbing to hear that the so called POTUS ordered American flags to be lowered to half staff in honor of this man. He was not an American. The flags should NOT be lowered. He didn’t order them lowered for Margaret Thatcher, a true champion of freedom. This is an insult to all Americans who fought and died for that flag, a symbol of freedom around the world. It is an insult to all Americans….PERIOD!
Many, on both the left and the right, are giving much praise to the man. I find this extremely disturbing. It’s ok to remember a person for the good that was done, but it is also wise to remember the WHOLE story.
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.
FDR’s Vision Is Still Destroying America
“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
George Santayana (1863-1952)
Three stories caught my attention this week. Shock and surprise, none of them had anything to do with politics. Well, politics wasn’t why they caught my interest. My interest is the history. Although….
I mentioned the first one a few days ago in the post about the 10,000 year old house. That was pretty cool!
Then, I came across a story, and I thought….did they really find the location of the Hanging Gardens? Now the question is, were those famous gardens, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, located in Babylon, or were they, as suggested by this article, built 350 miles away in Ninevah? Unfortunately, due to the current situation in Iraq, research into where the gardens were located won’t be any time soon. You can watch the BBC show here. Extremely interesting!
Now, if you didn’t know, I grew up in an area that is awash with American history. The city where we lived was ‘the oldest continuous English speaking city in the country, established in 1610.” At least I think that’s what the sign said. My memory isn’t what it use to be, but you get the gist. Our field trips in elementary school were to areas that gave us a picture of what life was like way before the great great gran’s were ever a gleam in THEIR daddy’s eyes. In the third grade, we went to Jamestown! Now, the place we went was a remake of what the colony looked like at the time, more or less, but was not the exact spot where the colony was first established.
The most recent trip we took to that area, about 7 or 8 years ago, we took the oldest granddaughter, and visited a LOT of historical sites, including Jamestown. My goodness, that place has changed. Heh. This time, however, we were able to visit the archaeological area, which, lemme tell ya, was fascinating! Well, at least to me, it was. And now, it looks like they found a very significant item in their digging! The very first substantial Protestant church built in the New World! Well, new to the ‘explorers’, at any rate. I’m fairly sure the site was marked out when we were there back when. Like I keep tellin’ ya…memory issues. LOL
This isn’t a new story, since the show aired in 2011, but how many people actually know that much about the first settlers, and how important their faith was to them? I mean other than my generation, and older, that actually learned about them in school. The church was the center of their world. Later, towns grew around the churches, as they were used as, not only for worship, but as meeting houses, and schools.
Our other field trips? In the 4th grade, it was Williamsburg, the 5th was Richmond, and in the 6th, we went to Washington, D.C. I HIGHLY recommend everyone take their kids to that area, and give them the REAL history that’s being left out of their education. Just a thought. Oh, and if you are interested, the oldest established church in Hampton is St John’s Episcopal, the oldest Anglican parish in the country. Fascinating cemetery. I thought they were two different denominations. Doc??
Did you know they use to bury people inside the churches, other than the ‘most important’ folks because the Indians had a habit of digging up the dead? Weird, eh? They finally ran out of room, and put great big slabs over the graves.
So, yeah, since I love history, and archaeology, I found all three stories of interest, and thought I’d share.
Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? Did you know there are a great many people in this country who have no clue? Yep. To many, it’s just a day to gorge on turkey with all the fixin’s and watch football, giving no thought to just why such a day is important. How many have ever read Lincoln’s proclamation? Do they teach it in schools? Well, they use to, but these days, it seems that those teaching from the Common Core playbook teach kids that Obama is like a messiah, all white people who speak out against his policies are racists, and forget TRUE history.
Have they learned why the Pilgrims, who play a large part in the reason we celebrate, left everything they knew to come to a strange new land? That they escaped religious persecution? Do they know that those Pilgrims nearly starved to death because they tried to be a ‘collective’, living as a commune? Do they know the reason they were thankful? The natives saved their bacon, taught them how to be capitalists, and after a few years, they thrived.
The original menu, on the day of giving thanks…TO GOD….that they survived, had food to harvest, isn’t the same as what we serve today. Perhaps there was a turkey or two in the mix, but the word ‘fowl’ could have been a number of different types of birds. From the Smithsonian:
“Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. At which time, amongst other recreations, we exercised our arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the plantation and bestowed on our governor, and upon the captain and others.”
Their celebration lasted 3 days! The way we eat, then sit on our hinders, I don’t think we’d survive a 3 day feast, do you?
Back to history. In 1777, all 13 colonies celebrated, but in 1789, George Washington proclaimed 26 November as a day of giving thanks, mostly for the new nation, yet even then, it was not an annual feast. It was left it up to each individual state as to when, or if, they celebrated. A lady named Sarah Josepha Hale, of ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb” fame, pushed for 40 years for a national day of thanksgiving. It wasn’t until Abraham Lincoln, “in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three“, gave his proclamation in the midst of a brutal war.
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
It was set as the last Thursday in November, based on Washington’s date.
The purpose of Thanksgiving? To give praise to the Hand that has blessed us with a bounty never known in recent history, to thank Him for His intervention in man’s measly attempts, for without Him, we would never have survived as a nation. Without Him, we are dying as a nation.
Each year after, every president declared a day of Thanksgiving to be the last Thursday of November. Along comes FDR to totally screw things up. But, after much confusion, Congress stepped in and declared the 4th Thursday to be Thanksgiving, a national day to give thanks to GOD for our many blessings. Who created the turkey you consume? Who made the rain to fall so those vegetables would grow? Who gave you the hands to work with, the brain to use, in a job you if you are lucky enough to have one?
Once again, we are a divided nation. Once again, we must turn to the Almighty for healing. Once again, the battle lines have been drawn, and the war has begun. Not for man’s desires, but for the soul of this nation.
We must ask for forgiveness for our foolish whims, and beg, once again, that the Lord will heal our wounded souls. Think hard this Thanksgiving. Be grateful to the Creator for the blessings He has bestowed, and pray that those blessings that have been stolen away will be returned, through His grace.
If my people, among whom my Name is called upon, do humble themselves,
and pray and seek my presence, and turn from their wicked ways,
then will I hear in heaven and be merciful to their sin, and will heal their land
2 Chronicles 7:14 (GNV)
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
President George Washington
City of New York, October 3, 1789
A remarkable archaeological find in the Judean lowlands southwest of Jerusalem includes a six-millennia-old cultic temple and a 10,000-year-old house.
The ancient sites were located in routine archaeological digs conducted ahead of a planned expansion of Route 38, the main access road to Beit Shemesh. The building is the oldest ever found in the area, and constitutes remarkable “evidence of man’s transition to permanent dwellings,” researchers said Monday.
How totally cool! Let’s face a major fact here that this house presents: The world did not come into existence in 4004 BC, whenever that guy, whose name I can’t remember decided. I believe he said the month was October? Utter nonsense!
See? I can believe in the Creator AND evolution. They really aren’t two different things, it’s just that non believers come at it from a different perspective. Of course man evolved. DUH! We are still evolving…into what, I’m not sure, but we are! I suppose I could get into my theological theories, which I’m sure a few folks would dispute, but that’s for another time.
“Settlement remains were unearthed at the site, the earliest of which dates to the beginning of the eighth millennium BCE and latest to the end of the fourth millennium BCE,” the authority said in a statement Monday.
“We uncovered a multitude of unique finds during the excavation,” said Amir Golani, one of the excavators for the Antiquities Authority. “The large excavation affords us a broad picture of the progression and development of the society in the settlement throughout the ages. Thus we can clearly see that in the Early Bronze Age, 5,000 years ago, a rural society made the transition to an urban society. We can see distinctly a settlement that gradually became planned, which included [streets] and buildings that were extremely impressive from the standpoint of their size and the manner of their construction. We can clearly trace the urban planning and see the guiding hand of the settlement’s leadership that chose to regulate the construction in the crowded regions in the center of the settlement and allowed less planning along its periphery.”
I just love history, and especially ancient history. Believe it not, I wanted to be a Biblical archeologist. I really wish we could afford to go back to Israel and check out this place. There is so much to see and learn, I don’t think we could cover the entire country in a year!
Another question…were you even born? Heh.
Yes, I’m old enough to remember the day that John F Kennedy was shot. One of the teachers came in and called my teacher, Mrs Gresham, out into the hallway. When she came back in, she was in tears. She calmly told us that the president had been shot, and killed. I clearly remember the girl who sat next to me, Cheryl, saying, “Good. I’m glad he’s dead.” That had to be one of the stranger moments in my life. Why would anyone be happy the president of the United States was dead? After all this time, I still don’t understand her statement.
Contrary to popular belief, JFK wasn’t the great president that history would like us to believe. Yes, he did a lot of good things. His vision of us going into space was a good thing. The Peace Corps? Well, I think they’ve done a lot of good things. But he was an adulterer, and this says a lot about his character. There is also some speculation that he would not have won re-election had he lived.
By the way….Dallas did NOT kill the man. It was an individual, who may, or may not, have been part of a conspiracy. Texas is NOT guilty! Just wanted to throw that out there!
A hint of just how old I am….. I was in the 5th grade, BUT, I started school early cuz I went to a private kindergarten, so I was younger than most of my fellow fifth graders. We were also sent home after this announcement.
I also remember this date because it’s a good friend’s birthday. How would you like to have your birthday remember because it’s the same day a president was assassinated? Well, I must wish her a….
You are STILL older than me! Heh!
It’s hard to figure out what’s going through Hussein Obama’s little mind. Sometimes, it’s true that it’s fairly easy, but other times, there is no logic to his actions. How does a rational person come to any understanding with an illogical being?
This time, a rug is at the center of the controversy. Yes, a rug. I’ve no doubt if someone went to the streets of any city in America, and asked if they knew anything about Armenia, we’d get deer in the headlights. Rather like that video, that I can’t find anymore, of a gentleman asking everyday folks on the streets in California how they felt about the death of Martin Luther King, Jr, and if they’d be attending the funeral in Washington, D.C. Dear Lord! The man has been dead for 45 years, and they didn’t know this? Public education. Plain and simple. And CHOOSING to be ignorant. But that’s a different subject. We’re talking about Armenia right now.
I’m going to share a bit of my history here, and how I was introduced to the country. Yes, I had actually heard of it, but I really didn’t know much about the country itself. I didn’t even know where it was….geography was never my strong suit.
Back when I was 17, and somewhat of a wild child, I did some hitch hiking. Back then, it was actually safe. I was visiting my oldest sister at the time, outside of D.C., when friend of mine and I decided it would be a great idea to go to California. My BFF had had a little girl in recent months, and I wanted to see her. She lived in California. Makes sense, right? I won’t go into a lot of details about that trip other than to say we made it safely to our destination, clean, fed, rested, and with a few bucks in our pockets, plus a carton of smokes each. Yep! Times were definitely different.
By the time we reached the outskirts of Palo Alto, I was extremely sick. I had caught a cold, or the flu, or something. Being exposed to a lot of people, out in the elements, etc., no matter how well you get treated ‘on the road’, tends to wear you down physically. That night, it was raining, I was hacking up a lung, and my friend was starting to worry we’d never catch a ride, when a van stopped, and backed up for us. In that van was a man from Armenia. I wish I could remember his name! He and his wife helped change me!
As I said, I was sick, so the man took us to his house, let us both shower, and fed us an amazing meal. While we ate, he and his wife told us about themselves, how they and their families had immigrated to the U.S. because they were Christians. Now, being the kid of a first generation American, whose parents also immigrated to the U.S. because they were Christians, I understood, to a degree. Remember, I was 17, and the world for a teenager at that time was pretty small.
They told us of the persecution the Christians still suffered in Armenia by the Turkish government, and touched on a genocide I had never heard of. They were both very strong in their faith, which was obvious by their undeniable kindness to us.
When it was time to crawl between those clean sheets, the wife knocked on the door and asked if she could come in. By that time, my fever was pretty high, and my memory of that night a little fuzzy, but I remember her asking if she and her husband could pray for me. I kind of believed in God, leaning toward agnostic, but I said sure, why not. Well, they both put their hands on my head, and prayed for healing, that I would be well in the morning, and turn my life around. Ok, I was skeptical. I admit it. I repeat, I was 17, and I knew everything as most teenagers do, right? I knew there were free clinics in San Francisco, which was our destination, and I thought maybe I could get a shot, or antibiotics, or something, when we got there.
When I woke in the morning, my fever was gone, I was no longer coughing, sneezing, etc., and felt pretty dadburn good! Yeah, I was shocked, and so was my friend, but the couple just smiled when I thanked them, and told me to thank God, since He is the Great Healer. A couple from Armenia made a HUGE difference in my life, and I’ve never forgotten them, even if I can’t remember their name.
When I read about this rug that Obama won’t take out of storage out of fear of offending Turkey, I became quite angry and thought about that couple in California, who left their home to be free from the tyranny. Thankfully, they were born long after the events that created the rug, the orphans of the Armenian massacres.
In a letter to the White House, members of Congress stated: “The Armenian Orphan Rug is a piece of American history and it belongs to the American people.” The rug woven by Armenian orphans and gifted to President Calvin Coolidge in appreciation for U.S. humanitarian assistance following Ottoman Turkey’s genocide of over 1.5 million Armenians from 1915-1923.
Many believe that Adolph Hitler was the first to attempt the complete the annihilation of a people, but he wasn’t, although he did learn a lot from the Muslims about slaughter. There have been mass murders throughout human history, but the 20th century brought genocide almost to an art. The Turks were the first of that century to attempt to wipe out an entire population of people. Thankfully, they didn’t succeed in killing all of them, or perhaps, I might not be here today. Were they descendents of those orphans?
I wish I knew, but likely they had relatives who were murdered by the Muslims, just as I had relatives who were murdered by them.
This rug is not only a piece of history, not only a piece of Armenian and American history; it is a piece of world history! The description:
The Armenian orphan rug measures 11?7? x 18?5? and is comprised of 4,404,206 individual knots. It took Armenian girls in the Ghazir Orphanage of the Near East Relief Society 10 months to weave. The rug was delivered to the President Coolidge on December 4, 1925, in time for Christmas, with a label on the back of the rug, which reads “IN GOLDEN RULE GRATITUDE TO PRESIDENT COOLIDGE.”
For the Obama administration to worry more about offending the descendents of the perpetrators of the genocide than the descendents of those few who survived is unconscionable! The decision to pack away a piece of history is an insult to all Americans, and should be rectified immediately!
..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…..
…from Conservative Newsroom.
I’ve gotten to the point where I hate reading the news, or watch it on the idjit box. The world has gone totally insane, and I don’t want it to drag me along with it! Sadly, news is an addiction, and I will watch it, and read it, and, of course, get royally pissed off once again.
I hear D’Bama blathered his BS again. The Mr asked me if I wanted to watch it on the TV. Thank goodness I knew he was kidding. He KNOWS better. I am tired of the lies spewed. Obamacare, which has nothing to do with care, and all about Obama, aka Affordable Care Act, or ACA, is also not about care, and is damn sure not affordable. Oh, it might help the very few, but those who actually work for a living, have, or had, insurance through their jobs, the cost can be astronomical. There are a LOT of folks out there with stories of their shock. Most states will see a substantial increase in the cost of insurance through Obamacare. Why would anyone with an ounce of common sense want to give up all their personal information, and have to pay through the nose to have coverage? It makes no sense. The Rs say the battle to defund isn’t over. We shall see. It’s a shame Obama is so arrogant, he refuses to see the HUGE flaws in his plan, and is incapable of saying it was a BIG mistake to force people to buy something they don’t want. I don’t give a flip what the SCOTUS says, it is unconstitutional. And they are NOT the last word! States have the right to nullify any unconstitutional laws. Just ask P/H! If only we had some leadership within the states that had cajones! sigh…
Once again, there was a blatantly racist attack on two whites by a gang of blacks, and once again, the media is silent. Do you ever wonder why this is happening? If a white gang attack a black person, it would lead in the nightly news, but when it’s the opposite, they are mostly silent. This has become almost an every day occurrence, yet the media apparently doesn’t see it as news. Well, many DO believe it is newsworthy, and chide the media for their duplicity. When is the so called POTUS going to speak out, as he did about the Gates arrest, when he stated the police “acted stupidly”, or when he stated that if he had a son, he’d look just like Trayvon Martin. About that Martin thing…yeah… likely his son would be like him….a criminal in the making.
Do you ever wonder just how stupid people come to be? I blame the public education, so called institution of higher learning, and the lame stream media. Anyone who believes their lives would be so improved under an Nazi-style Orwelian police state is sadly mistaken! Apparently, they don’t teach REAL history anymore, and these fools would condemn themselves, and their fellows citizens, to repeat all the hell that previous nations have endured. Do they not know what Mao Tse-Tung did in China? Have they not heard of the Holocaust? No Pol Pot lessons in their classes? It’s a long list, and they would choose death over freedom? I do not understand such a mindset, and I don’t want to!
Here’s one for ya:
But here’s a bright spot you won’t hear about in the anti Israel slanted news! But if you see any news about the refugees from Syria and see purple bags, you’ll know where they came from, even though no one will actually say it!
Ok, that’s about all the garbage I can handle for the moment. The new meds are playing havoc with me. Oh yippee… I get to be semi drunk without ever drinking. Hopefully, it’s just a matter of adjusting to them, and I’ll be right as rain in no time! But I ain’t holding my breath. Heh!