Category Archives: Veterans

A Commander to Be Proud Of

Barack Obama never hid his abject contempt for our military. Like the spineless coward that he is, he announced that once he ascended to his throne he would cut and run from Iraq, removing the only safeguard those people had from the savagery that is ISIS. All the blood and treasure that we sacrificed to try to stabilize that country went for nothing as he left billions in military assets which the terrorists used to butcher innocent men, women, and children. He slashed our manpower, cut their budgets, and reduced our defenses to a point we could not sustain a war on two fronts. He knew not a damn thing about military strategy, but ignored what his generals, who knew what they were doing. He was just sooo damn smart. And the media went right along with him. I prayed for our warriors like Chrissy’s daughters and Grunt’s son.
Of all the people who breathed a sigh of relief when Trump was elected, our soldiers were among those most pleased. They knew they finally had a Commander-in-Chief who loved and respected them.

Obama never shied away from slapping our people in the face

THEN ALONG CAME THAT TRUMP GUY
Trump Honors Veterans At Celebrate Freedom Rally

President Donald Trump delivered an Independence Day address honoring American veterans — hundreds of whom came from the Washington, D.C. area to attend the “Celebrate Freedom Rally” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
“America is a land rich with heroes,” said Trump at the event, which included wounded warriors who are patients at the Walter Reed Medical Center.
During his speech, the president personally saluted World War II veteran Harry Miller for his lifelong service and wounded warrior Luis Avila. Miller enlisted in the reserves at 15, even though he was not old enough to serve. He fought in Europe and in The Battle of the Bulge. Avila, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was on a fifth deployment when he was wounded, losing his leg, during an intelligence reconnaissance mission.

Here’s a little more about Harry Miller

Here’s a little more about Luis Avila

Hussein Obama used to attend Freedom Rally’s too

 

OVER THE WEEKEND THERE WERE “IMPEACH TRUMP” RALLIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, WELL PUBLICIZED AND REPORTED ON BY THE MEDIA WHORES. THERE WAS NOT A WORD MENTIONED ABOUT THE FREEDOM RALLY OR THE FACT WE ARE LOSING THE GREATEST GENERATION AT AN ALARMING RATE. SOON THEY WILL ALL BE GONE AND WE WILL NEVER SEE ANYTHING LIKE THEM AGAIN. THEY HAD A GOOD SUPPLY OF SOMETHING THIS NATION HAS LITTLE OF… GUTS. THE WILL TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT. PUTTING THEIR COUNTRY ABOVE THEIR OWN SAFETY. ALL BECAUSE THEY CONSIDERED IT THEIR DUTY. WE BLESS AND HONOR THEM AND THE FAMILIES WHO SUFFERED WITH THEM.

2 Comments

Filed under Armed Forces, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Veterans, World War II

Violent Rhetoric

Dems can’t follow their own advice to tone down the rhetoric in the name of not encouraging extremists to get violent.

After the Senate’s health care bill came out, Bernie Sanders tweeted,

2017_06 23 Sanders tweet

In other “Democrats go lower” news …

  • Hillary Clinton tweeted, “Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they’re the death party.”
  • Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy tweeted, “No tweaks by amendment can fix this monstrosity. If you vote for this evil, intellectually bankrupt bill, it will ruin millions of lives.”
  • A Rolling Stone writer really jumped the shark with this tweeted absurdity: “Trump and the Republicans want to pass a bill that would kill far more Americans than ISIS and al Qaeda could ever dream about.”

Never mind that approximately 6.5 million uninsured Americans were forced to pay $3 billion in penalties to the IRS because they couldn’t afford Obamacare plans.

And never mind that 18 of the 23 Obamacare co-ops have collapsed.

And also never mind that the only (born) Americans I’ve heard of who actually died because of a Democrat-run health care program were veterans who couldn’t get appointments at the VA.

Sources:

4 Comments

Filed under Bernie Sanders, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Republicans, Veterans, Veterans Administration

Where were all those Democrats?

Lefties are melting down about Trumpcare.  Funny how they didn’t give so much of a toot about the MILLIONS whose premiums became unaffordable and/or who lost their plans and their doctors under Obamacare.  Also, this:

2017_05 07 Conway VA

2 Comments

Filed under Democrats, Obamacare, Veterans, Veterans Administration

Still Keeping Promises

Vets debt toon

Today, President Trump created a new office in the Department of Veterans Affairs tasked with identifying and weeding out poorly performing employees.

It will also be tasked with protecting whistle blowers from retaliation and conducting an internal review of the VA to make eliminate unnecessary duplication of services.

The VA has been criticized for years for failing to quickly fire problematic employees, and Trump repeatedly vowed on the campaign trail that he would increase accountability at the VA.

I’m enthused.  I hope it actually works.

Source:

Comments Off on Still Keeping Promises

Filed under Donald Trump, Veterans, Veterans Administration

Keeping Promises

April 18, 2017:  President Trump signed his “Buy American and Hire American” executive order to maximize the use of American-made goods and American workers in all Federal financial assistance awards and Federal procurements.

April 19, 2017: President Trump signed into law S. 544: The Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act, so that more veterans can see the doctor of their choice and not have to wait and travel long distances for VA care.

This mom and sister to two wounded veterans is needing a tissue after listening to President Trump’s remarks and the follow-up comments by men at the signing.  “A nation will be judged by how it treats its veterans.”

President Trump Signs S. 544 the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act [7:50]

Sources:

1 Comment

Filed under Donald Trump, Veterans

Loathesome Scumbag

2017_03 28 Drexel prof tweet

On Christmas Eve, 2016, this twit tweeted, “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.”

Drexel University published an apology and he deleted the tweet, which he said had been a joke.  Yeah, right.

Cuz genocide is always such a knee slapper and also those times he tweeted, “Abolish the White Race” and “We need more riots. Riots work.”

He’s white, in case you were curious.

Other responses to his latest vile tweet:

  • He’s greater than you will ever hope to be. That’s what is triggering your gag reflex.
  • His service gives you the ability to tweet absurd things like this.
  • I bet those gross videos of soldiers coming home and surprising their kids just make your skin crawl, huh!?
  • It must suck to be so bitter and resentful of men who’ve actually made a difference in this world.
  • I hope some day you’ll come to be deeply ashamed of the man you are today.
  • Imagine being a parent spending $42,000 to send your kid to Drexel.

And my personal favorite:
2017_03 29 Wurtzel tweet
Sources:

Comments Off on Loathesome Scumbag

Filed under Armed Forces, Veterans

We are FINALLY celebrating our Vietnam Vets!

Today is the first EVER National Vietnam War Veterans Day.  Pardon my French, but it’s about frickin’ time!

2017_03 28 Trump signs Vietnam Vet bill

THIS flag is flying for all Vietnam vets, but most especially for my brother.

2017_03 29 Vietnam Vets Day - First one!

1967 Silver Star Article

1 Comment

Filed under Donald Trump, Veterans, Vietnam

The Most Amazing Speech — A Synopsis

Apologies in advance for the probable mess this is going to be. In full disclosure I’d managed to miss every presidential speech over the past eight years. This was due in large part to the fact his voice made me sick to my stomach and the lies that poured out of his skull gave me constipation.

THE ENTIRE EVENING WRAPPED UP IN TWO IMAGES:

I WATCHED THE ENTIRE SPEECH. TEARS WERE ROLLING DOWN MY FACE WHEN HE RECOGNIZED THIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE OF A SLAIN WARRIOR

Widow of Navy SEAL killed in Yemen hailed by Trump

Of all the moments from President Trump’s first address to Congress, the most riveting piece of political theater was his tribute to the widow of fallen Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens. The president’s critics and supporters alike admired it.

Midway through his speech, the president gestured to Owens‘ widow, Carryn, who was a guest in the balcony seated with presidential daughter Ivanka Trump.

“We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens,” Mr. Trump said. “Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero –- battling against terrorism and securing our nation. Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity. For as the Bible teaches us, there is no greater act of love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country, and for our freedom –- we will never forget him.”

SHE GOT AN OVATION THAT LASTED MORE THAN TWO MINUTES

MEANWHILE, DEMOCRATS WERE BEING… WELL… DEMOCRATS
Five Minute Ovation for Trump but Pouty Democrats Sit on Their Butts

Pelosi and House Dems to Wear White in Protest of Trump

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell asked Pelosi, who was wearing white and purple, about how Democrats would behave during Trump’s speech and if her wearing white was a form of silent protest.
Pelosi however, used a different term to refer to her decision to wear white and purple.
“It’s not even a protest. It’s a statement of values,” Pelosi said. “It associates ourselves with our suffragette mothers, the color of white, the color purple.”

Liberals Attack SEAL’s Widow, President Trump Over Tribute
Some liberals used the emotional moment to attack both the president and the grieving widow.
Tweets attacking the president and Carryn Owens are screen captured below.





THE DEPTH OF THE LEFT’S DEPRAVITY SINKS DEEPER EVERY PASSING DAY
Pelosi Tells House Members to Treat Trump Voters Like a Friend With a ‘Jerk’ Boyfriend
“The way I told my members: It’s like telling your friend the guy she’s dating is a jerk,” she said.
She explained that, after a while, the friend will put two and two together and leave the “jerk” boyfriend.
“You can’t tell her that,” Pelosi said. “She has to find out for herself. You can give her clues and then eventually one thing will lead to another, she’ll come to her conclusion.”

Voters say Democrats hurting party, nation with scorched-earth anti-Trump tactics: Poll

trumpThe Democratic Party’s never-ending anti-Trump siege isn’t just bad for the country, it’s also hurting Democrats with the voters.
A Rasmussen Reports poll released Tuesday found that 63 percent of those surveyed said it was better for the country as well as the Democratic Party for Democrats to work with President Trump instead of countering him at every turn.
Just 29 percent agreed that it’s better for the party and the nation for Democrats to oppose Mr. Trump “in every way possible.”

Trump just delivered the best speech of his political career
Donald Trump gave the best speech of his short political life last night, and it had nothing to do with grand oratory. He was thoroughly presidential, speaking plainly and yet masterfully in projecting an optimistic vision of the America he aims to build.
It is a vision so optimistic and encompassing that even steaming Democrats had to join boisterous Republicans in the applause at times.

Trump Rips Obama for Lying About Obamacare in First Address to Congress

Trump Acknowledges American Veterans, Says Its Time To Deliver For Them
My budget will also increase funding for our veterans.
Our veterans have delivered for this Nation — and now we must deliver for them.
The challenges we face as a Nation are great. But our people are even greater.
And none are greater or braver than those who fight for America in uniform.

Disturbing Photo Of Elderly Veteran Lying On The Floor Of VA Facility In Pain Sparks Outrage
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS. VETERANS SHOULD BE CARED FOR BETTER THAN STINKING ILLEGALS. THEY PAID FOR THEIR MEDICAL CARE… IN ADVANCE
Durham, North Carolina- An elderly veteran was at a VA facility waiting for hours to be seen by a doctor when he was overwhelmed by pain and decided to lay on the floor.
A witness in the waiting room captured photos of the veteran and posted them to her Facebook page. She said that a nurse was yelling at him to get off of the floor.

Believe in America: Trump reboots his presidency with condemnation of hatred, a rousing vision of what country can be by 250th anniversary of independence and a heartbreaking appearance by the widow of SEAL hero 
President Trump addressed both houses of Congress in a Joint Session just over a month into his presidency
New U.S. leader channeled Kennedy to speak of the ‘courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts’
But bluntly political speech also tells the House and the Senate to take action on his agenda
He told them to ‘increase funding for our veterans,’ pass ‘historic tax reform’, ‘repeal and replace Obamacare,’ and ‘help ensure new parents have paid family leave’
Trump refused to back down on immigration saying: ‘what would you say to the American family that loses their jobs, their income, or their loved one?’
Opening sentences of speech robustly condemned anti-Semitic attacks and allegedly racially motivated Kansas City shooting of two Indian men
Democratic women wore white in reference to fight for suffrage and made thumbs down gestures to speech

President Trump: ‘Education Is the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’
Trump invited Denisha Merriweather to be a guest in the gallery.
“As a young girl, Denisha struggled in school and failed third grade twice,” the president said. “But then she was able to enroll in a private center for learning, with the help of a tax credit scholarship program.”
In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in October of 2014, Denisha said Florida’s tax-credit scholarship program “saved” her.
“Today, she is the first in her family to graduate, not just from high school, but from college,” Trump continued. “Later this year she will get her masters degree in social work.”

President Trump orders federal agency for ‘American victims’ of crimes committed by ‘illegal’ immigrants
A chorus of boos arose after President Trump announced during his Tuesday speech before Congress that he will install an office specifically serving victims of “illegal” immigrants.
“I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American victims,” Trump said, prompting groans and boos from assembled Democrats. “The office is called VOICE — Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement. We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media, and silenced by special interests.”
The President didn’t deliberate on what exact role the “VOICE” office would play, but instead turned the attention to four audience members: Jamiel Shaw, Susan Oliver, Jenna Oliver and Jessica Davis.

Pelosi Doesn’t Clap After Trump Talks About American Job Creation

Trump’s speech and our infantile left
Like spoiled children who had not gotten their way, they refused to applaud at the most obvious good-for-the-country lines. In fact, they were like a clique of mean girls in middle school who have decided to target one of their own.
They knew what they were hearing was monumental and good for the nation. But consumed in schoolyard jealousy, they got angry, not glad. In doing so, they showed no intention of working “with” President Trump. They are still scrambling for, and planning to sabotage him any way they can.
They proved one thing: They do not have America’s best interests at heart.

Trump: ‘My Job is Not to Represent the World; My Job is to Represent the United States of America’
And, in a line that drew strong applause – although only from the Republican side of the chamber – he added, “My job is not to represent the world; my job is to represent the United States of America.”
While Democratic lawmakers gave a tepid response to that part of Tuesday night’s speech, they did join in a standing ovation when Trump endorsed the historic alliance with NATO, though tempered with a nudge for allies to pay more.
“We expect our partners,” the president continued, “whether in NATO, in the Middle East, or the Pacific, to take a direct and meaningful role in both strategic and military operations, and pay their fair share of the cost. Have to do that.”

MSNBC Panel Mocks Democratic Party Response to Trump’s Joint Address

Pelosi Proud Of Dignity Shown By Democrats During Trump’s Speech Despite Protests

a8dd29c3a980fd25aa520fa119003be1cdd105e6087ac1e575a2152d498c6e88

Is February 28, 2017, ‘The Night the Democratic Party Died’?
The Democratic Party members watching that speech looked like a party of the living dead. They didn’t know how to react. They didn’t know if they were Americans. They didn’t know who they were.
Every time Trump called for bipartisanship for the good of our country, they winced. They couldn’t stand it and didn’t know how to react because they are the least bipartisan people in the world and they scarcely know what cooperating is.

Whose Side Are You On? Carlson Notes Democrats Groaned When Trump Introduced Victims Of Immigrant Crimes
“They didn’t greet him when he walked in, they didn’t applaud when he said we’re going to put American interests first, they groaned when he brought up the victims of immigrant crime, raising the obvious question whose side are you on exactly,” he said.

Democrats Sit on Hands as Trump Pleads for Cooperation
The freeze-out was nearly total. Democrats who had lined the aisles in recent years to be seen hugging President George W. Bush and President Obama as they strode to the rostrum hung back Tuesday night, leaving the president to shake hands almost exclusively with Republicans.

Hilarious: Trump’s Speech So Powerful, Person Who Delivered Dem Response Now Calls Himself A Republican

The Democratic Rebuttal To Trump’s Speech Is Everything Wrong With The Democratic Party
Beshear giving the speech is in itself an admission of failure. You know who’s not giving the speech? The young, promising, telegenic former Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, who was the presumptive heir to Beshear’s office until he was defeated by double digits by Tea Party candidate Matt Bevin.
Polling for Medicaid expansion and KYnect (the Kentucky exchange) is not as terrible as it is elsewhere, which is not saying much. But it also can’t be ignored that the state elected Bevin, who ran on dismantling the whole thing.
The Republican Party still faces political landmines in its tricky repeal-and-replace plan. But on Tuesday, a septuagenarian former Kentucky governor with a folksy demeanor was simultaneously a laudable recognition by the Democratic Party of who it needs to reach and a devastating admission of how ill-equipped they are to do so. The future’s so bright, they gotta wear bifocals.

16991604_1701155233510825_3617506422776030482_o

16938889_10211803090863371_1322537760344270869_n

17021543_1069951999818274_3596500603503643751_n

e759e26416380a1d1c4307fa71c9e7d239a6add2dacc68e3078b7b073d363a5a

83a03028db5aaa38181d52e6dec85cb998bdc94d557dc7e50891a4fe7bbe9d9e

15032300_1293789764013486_5056203107225275650_n

7823804461bf32e74114b031371bb7ca4c4031ed8b50c85bd70d00f2b1343b2b

THIS POST IS AS MESSY AS A FRAT HOUSE ON SUNDAY MORNING….YOU WERE WARNED

7 Comments

Filed under Armed Forces, Crime, Democrats, Donald Trump, Education, Immigration, Nancy Pelosi, Obamacare, Tucker Carlson, U.S. Congress, Veterans, Veterans Administration