Air Force Staff Sergeant Rowan Coash was driving down from Washington towards Texas to report for duty when, suddenly, his car broke down. He was stranded on a highway outside of Price, Utah – 1,000 miles from where he needed to be.
Coash contacted his friend Erica to tell her what had happened. And Erica took to social media, posting on her Facebook:
“Anybody out there in Facebook land near Price, UT and willing to help a soldier?”
As Coash’s car was being towed and taken to a mechanic, hundreds of people were sharing Erica’s post. A “Good Samaritan” in Price saw the post and helped arrange a rental truck to get Coash back on the road. In addition, she offered her garage to store his car until it could be fixed.
The mechanic’s diagnosis: Coash’s car needed a new motor and about $3,500 in repairs, which would have taken anywhere from six to ten days. The other issue was if Coash did not report in Texas in two days, he would be deemed AWOL. But he didn’t have the money to take care of the repairs.
Luckily, a veteran in Price was paying attention to the story being shared online and posted on his Facebook:
“Does anyone know a good mechanic that would be willing to do a solid for an American hero…?”
The post caught the attention of another mechanic, and he offered to take a look. The shop took care of the repairs at no cost to Coash. He made it to base on time and even got his car shipped back to him at no charge.
I can’t think of a better way to give back to the servicemen and servicewomen who sacrifice so much for us.
Daily Archives: June 22, 2014
What We Know So Far For Sure
- Starting in 2010, the most powerful leaders of the Democratic Party — President Obama, Senators Durbin, Schumer and Levin, Representative Elijah Cummings — ran a ceaseless campaign pressuring the IRS to silence Conservative groups.
- Lois Lerner, the former head of the exempt organizations division of the IRS doing the actual targeting, was at the epicenter of the effort. When questioned by Congress, Lois Lerner refused to answer questions, claiming she had a Fifth Amendment right to silence. The IRS then claimed they suspended Lerner when, in fact, they had put her on a leave at full pay. Lerner has since taken retirement with a $50,000+ annual pension.
- Ten days after receiving the first inquiry from Congress in June 2011, the hard drives of Lois Lerner and a host of people she’d emailed during the previous two years abruptly “crashed” and were quickly destroyed. (Since when does any government agency get around to doing anything quickly, much less something as inane as destroying dead hard drives?)
- When Congress demanded all of the internal emails Lerner’s office staff sent between 2009 and 2011, the IRS dragged its feet for three years, then admitted the hard drives had crashed and been destroyed in June 2011 and that, oopsie, their internal backup tapes are toast also, because those get recycled every six months.
- According to FedSpending.org, the IRS had a contract with Sonasoft, an email backup service vendor, starting back in 2005. Sonasoft’s motto is “email archiving done right,” and the company lists the IRS as a customer.
- The current IRS Commissioner — John Koskinen — told Congress he does not owe the public an apology over the targeting of Conservative groups or the agency’s failure to provide internal emails. He confidently stated that he is “willing to stand on [the agency’s] record.” Before moving to the IRS in 2011, Koskinen was a chairman at Freddie Mac.
- Fun fact: Guess where the current IRS commissioner used to work
- About Those Missing Emails: The fact that they are “lost” at all suggests Congress is looking in the right direction.
- Tea Party Targeter Lois Lerner Retires From IRS; Rewarded 50k Pension
- Sonasoft connection and IRS contract details first noted on Morgenr’s Twitter account.
On January 29th of this year, the federal government posted an advertisement seeking bids for a vendor contract to handle a very specific number (65,000) of “Unaccompanied Alien Children” who were expected to flood over the border of Texas during a period of several months to a year.
How could they possibly anticipate 65,000 unaccompanied minors at a specific border during a specific time period? And what are all these kids DOING coming here from CENTRAL AMERICA?! Where are their parents?!
And what the hell is it with this “of course we just take in everybody who climbs the fence” thing? How come they weren’t taken in and cared for or sent back home as they passed through Mexico? Hmmm?
TRY traveling in Mexico without proper identification and a visa. The first time they catch you, they toss you over the fence. The second time, they toss you into one of their comfy-cozy prisons that make Gitmo look like the Marriott.
This was an engineered “crisis” of the worst kind. But then, we are talking about Obamacrats. Who else but America-hating abortion mongers would even conceive of such an evil plan, never mind actually carry it out?!
Question: If DHS Is “Surprised” At The Number Of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing The Border, Then Why Were They Looking For A Vendor To Support 65,000 Unaccompanied Minors In January?
Stunning: DHS solicited bids for vendor to handle 65,000 unaccompanied minors — IN JANUARY! By Thomas Lifson – June 20, 2014
January 29, 2014: Homeland Security posted a request for “Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children” on the Federal Business Opportsunities website. The request specified there would be 65,000 such children and that they would not be English speakers.
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