Back in 1944 November 1st was established as World Vegan Day. Anyone want to go get a burger? I guess it gives the social justice, politically correct, crybully crowd another reason to wag their fingers at us.
And here’s a little bonus…
Sorry for the late post on this. Back in 1944 November 1st was established as World Vegan Day. Anyone want to go get a burger? I guess it gives the Occupy Wall Street crowd another reason to wag their fingers at us.
And here’s a little bonus…
Now that cold days outnumber the warm and the leaves have turned and gone, we stuff our shopping carts for this Thursday’s feast. This is the season of Thanksgiving we really do need to give thanks. There are men and women here and abroad that serve and have served to grant us the peace at home to be with our loved ones.
Take a moment this week to express that gratitude to a veteran in your life. They could be the retiree down the block or the homeless person at a busy intersection. You will find them where you work, or play, or worship. Veterans are everywhere; America’s stong, silent defenders. They take an oath that never expires. We should honor their sacrifices as they honor their word.
Liberalism and the holiday spirit. NOW I’m scared.
Some great Halloween cartoons about the Occupy Wall Street protests.
President Obama began his tenure in office with a worldwide apology tour. Starting in Cairo, he abased himself before leaders around the world asking forgiveness for the arrogance of our past foreign policies. Today in Cairo we see what his “smart diplomacy” and the “Arab Spring” hath wrought.
Here is video of the radicals after they have stormed the U.S. embassy. If you love your country, be warned that this is disturbing.
President Obama and his Occupy Wall Street minions should be proud of their work. Did you see the islamic fanatic on the far right wearing the Guy Fawkes mask?
We saw back in 2008 the lengths that the left would go to in trying to disrupt the Republican National Convention. Violent agitators used every means possible to disrupt security in attempts to get at the delegates and the venue. Millions in property damage was done while hundreds were detained or arrested. Luckily, the police had managed to break up of the most violent cells before lives could be lost. The video of the protests is shocking.
Well, as with most of their efforts in the 2012 election season, the left has decided to go dirtier and meaner. Blogs and social networks are buzzing with groups organizing their efforts. Videos are surfacing with instructions on effective tactics for disrupting security, how to infiltrate businesses and events, how to lure emergency personnel away from where they are needed, and even how to disrupt the 911 and emergency communications systems. Last year’s Occupy movement seems to have recruited and trained a cadre willing to do anything for their “movement”.
Breitbart.com has all the details here.
Too many people today take for granted or even look down upon those who have chosen to sacrifice years of their lives in the service of their nation. The letter below posits that the disconnect may come from the shrinking percentage of Americans that have shared this experience or had someone close to them that did. Read it and take a moment to really consider the implications.
This came to me via Dave J. from Facebook. I don’t know where it originated from so I’ll repost the whole thing here and add a link to where it was on Facebook.
This is a long message but a friend of mine posted this and I thought it should be disseminated to the largest possible audience. Something only a few understand. These aren’t my words but the words of a fellow Soldier.
I remember the day I found out I got into West Point. My mom actually showed up in the hallway of my high school and waited for me to get out of class. She was bawling her eyes out and apologizing that she had opened up my admission letter. She wasn’t crying because it had been her dream for me to go there. She was crying because she knew how hard I’d worked to get in, how much I wanted to attend, and how much I wanted to be an infantry officer. I was going to get that opportunity.
That same day two of my teachers took me aside and essentially told me the following: Nick, you’re a smart guy. You don’t have to join the military. You should go to college, instead.
I could easily write a tome defending West Point and the military as I did that day, explaining that the USMA is an elite institution, that separate from that it is actually statistically much harder to enlist in the military than it is to get admitted to college, that serving the nation is a challenge that all able-bodied men should at least consider for a host of reasons, but I won’t.
What I will say is that when a 16 year-old kid is being told that attending West Point is going to be bad for his future then there is a dangerous disconnect in America, and entirely too many Americans have no idea what kind of burdens our military is bearing.
In World War II, 11.2% of the nation served in four years.
In Vietnam, 4.3% served in 12 years.
Since 2001, only 0.45% of our population has served in the Global War on Terror.
These are unbelievable statistics.
Over time, fewer and fewer people have shouldered more and more of the burden and it is only getting worse.
Our troops were sent to war in Iraq by a Congress consisting of 10% Veterans with only one person having a child in the military.
Taxes did not increase to pay for the war. War bonds were not sold. Gas was not regulated. In fact, the average citizen was asked to sacrifice nothing, and has sacrificed nothing unless they have chosen to out of the goodness of their hearts.
The only people who have sacrificed are the veterans and their families. The volunteers. The people who swore an oath to defend this nation.
You stand there, deployment after deployment and fight on. You’ve lost relationships, spent years of your lives in extreme conditions, years apart from kids you’ll never get back, and beaten your body in a way that even professional athletes don’t understand. Then you come home to a nation that doesn’t understand.
They don’t understand suffering.
They don’t understand sacrifice.
They don’t understand why we fight for them.
They don’t understand that bad people exist.
They look at you like you’re a machine – like something is wrong with you. You are the misguided one – not them.
When you get out, you sit in the college classrooms with political science teachers that discount your opinions on Iraq and Afghanistan because YOU WERE THERE and can’t understand the macro issues they gathered from books, because of your bias.
You watch TV shows where every vet has PTSD and the violent strain at that. Your Congress is debating your benefits, your retirement, and your pay, while they ask you to do more. But the amazing thing about you is that you all know this. You know your country will never pay back what you’ve given up. You know that the populace at large will never truly understand or appreciate what you have done for them.
Hell, you know that in some circles, you will be thought as less than normal for having worn the uniform. But you do it anyway. You do what the greatest men and women of this country have done since 1775 – YOU SERVED. Just that decision alone makes you part of an elite group.
“Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.” Winston Churchill
Thank you to the 0.45% who have and continue to serve our Nation
I’ll update these as necessary. As we work our way through the Presidential Primary (silly) season, I expect to have to expand this Lexicon.
Obama Worship Syndrome (OWS) often confused with or seen in conjunction with Occupy Wall Street – noun :
Not to be confused with …
Baracknophobia – noun :
bipartisanship – noun
ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – noun
kleptocracy (klep-ˈtä-krə-sē) – noun (alternate spelling: cleptocracy)
I know that this story is from last week, but it has been on my “to rant” list since I first stumbled across it…
For several months now, the Lake County (Florida) Democrat Party has felt it appropriate to fly this flag outside their headquarters.
Let’s leave aside for the moment that displaying an altered American flag is a violation of Florida law.
Florida Statutes > Title XVIII > Chapter 256 > § 256.05 – Improper use of state or United States flag, or other symbol of authority
No person shall, in any manner, for exhibition or display:
(1) Place or cause to be placed any word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing or advertisement of any nature upon any flag, standard, color, ensign or shield of the United States or of this state, or authorized by any law of the United States or this state; or
(2) Expose to public view any such flag, standard, color, ensign or shield upon which shall have been printed, painted or otherwise produced, or to which shall have been attached, appended, affixed or annexed any such word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing or advertisement.
Further, the United States Flag Code updated April 14, 2008 states:
(g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
(i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever.
Now, if you want to debate the Constitutionality of the above in the context of the 1990 Supreme Court ruling decriminalizing the burning of the American flag, feel free to do so in the comments below.
What gets me is the blatant disrespect shown by a group that aspires to influence the public to adopt their attitudes and beliefs. A group of local veterans brought the issue of the offensive flag to the attention of county Democratic chair Nancy Hurlbert. She offered to “research” the matter but would not have the flag taken down. When tthose same veterans offered to to bring the flag down for her, she issued a not so vieled threat by reminding them that they were on “private property”.
To the head of the local Democrat Party, propriety and legality didn’t matter. Only after the flag had become a media issue was it taken down. In a heated response to questions from FoxNews.com she stated “It leads me to believe that it’s not about the flag… Certain elements cannot accept Barack Obama as president.” Later apologizing for the incident, she wouldn’t offer any assurances that the flag would not be flown at their headquarters in the future. She went on to state that “I won’t say no and I won’t say yes… We want to find out what our legal rights are.”
If you want to add one final insult to veterans and patriots, the $12.95 flag was made in China. Perhaps this would be to their liking as well.
Personally, the flag I think they should be flying over there in Lake County, Florida is this one…
If you are unfamiliar with or have forgotten the definition of OWS, you’ll want to check out my 2012 Lexicon.