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Thanksgiving Preview – Thank a Veteran

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.

 

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Obama Disrespects D-Day… Again

So, I missed it this year.  I must have been too busy actually remembering and honoring those who served during World War II and particularly.

On June 6th, 1944 Operation Overlord begins with 6000 ships and landing craft carrying 176,000 troops, 822 aircraft carrying paratroopers, 13,000 other aircraft to provide support and air cover.  These Allied troops landed at Normandy to liberate Europe from the grip of Hitler’s National Socialist nightmare and end its threat to freedom everywhere.  At least 2500 of these brave men died in the fighting this first day.

Every year since that momentous battle, American Presidents have gone to the D-Day Monument or made remarks to the nation regarding D-Day on June 6th.  They go to remember the struggle, to honor the dead, and to renew the promise that we should never allow evil to rise to such heights that sacrifices such as these need be made again.  This is a pilgrimage deemed right and honorable and necessary by every American President… until now.

The disdain shown by our current Commander-in-Chief for the military and our veterans has long been apparent.  We have seen it in his proposals to cut medical services to our veterans and make them pay out of their own pockets for treatment of their war wounds and service related injuries.  While returning veterans face unemployment 30% higher than the national average, President Obama plans to cut 500,000 military personnel and add them to the unemployment rolls (though they wont receive unemployment compensation).  The man cannot even be bothered to get correct the names of heroes who have been recognized with the nation’s highest award – the Medal of Honor.

I hope that for the sake of our veterans, and our country, that in 2013 an American President will return to the D-day Monument and honor those whose sacrifice ensured that he has a country to be president of.

(Thanks to my Mother for e-mailing me the story and the picture at the top of the post.)

Obama Wants Wounded Veterans To Pay For Own Healthcare

I know that this story is a little old now, but I have to wonder how many of us heard about this from the mainstream media.  From CNN:

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.

Lawmakers say they’d reject a proposal to make veterans pay for treatment of war wounds with private insurance.

…the proposal would be “dead on arrival” if it’s sent to Congress, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, said.

Murray used that blunt terminology when she told Shinseki that the idea would not be acceptable and would be rejected if formally proposed. Her remarks came during a hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs about the 2010 budget.

With veterans making up almost 13% of the adult voting population, you’d think Obama might be more careful in how he treats them.  A recent Gallup survey shows the president is in serious trouble when it comes to veteran voters as this graph shows.

Say what you want about our 4th greatest president, a split like this amongst voters who have already shown that they are willing to make sacrifices in the defense of their nation has to be troublesome.  These are not sunshine patriots that can be kept from the polls by bad weather or media spin.  They will come out in November and they will vote.

What Should You Give For Mother’s Day?

According to the White House, you should get her affordable healthcare.  In the latest cynical politicization of American culture, the White House presents to Mom’s this card.

Leaving aside the several glaring misrepresentations, I just flat-out resent the implication that if you are against the Affordable Care Act then you are against Moms women’s health.   At least someone in the administration managed to get something right with the other Mother’s Day card.

Military moms and wives around the world deserve our thanks and respect for the sacrifices that they make every day.   Use this day to honor mothers.  Don’t use them to further your political agenda.

Thanksgiving For The Troops – Part 2

Earlier this week I did a brief post on thanking our veterans this season.  I thought I’d continue the theme today with our serving soldiers.

Thanksgiving Preview – Thank a Veteran

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.

Now, I am not a fan of rap music but sometimes the lyrics of a song reach out.  Watch this video and remember the veterans and active-duty service people out there.

You might be a redneck if…

You might be a redneck if: It never occurred to you to be
offended by the phrase, ‘One nation, under God..’

You might be a redneck if: You’ve never protested about seeing
the 10 Commandments posted in public places.

You might be a redneck if: You still say ‘ Christmas’
instead of ‘Winter Festival.’

You might be a redneck if: You bow your head when
someone prays.

You might be a redneck if: You stand and place your hand
over your heart when they play the National Anthem


You might be a redneck if:
You treat our armed forces veterans
with great respect, and always have.

You might be a redneck if: You’ve never burned an American
flag, nor intend to.

You might be a redneck if: You know what you believe and
you aren’t afraid to say so, no matter who is listening.

You might be a redneck if: You respect your elders and raised
your kids to do the same.

You might be a redneck if: You’d give your last dollar to a friend.

I guess I’m a Redneck.  God Bless the USA !

(Thanks to Herta for sharing this with me)