Sunday, May 27, 2018

Recent Armed Forces Day Remarks from the Commander-in-Chief UPDATED: Memorial Day

"...Throughout our history, in times of war and peace, our service members have served with bravery, skill, and unwavering devotion to duty.  There is no fighting force that rivals that of the United States military.  The precious liberties all Americans enjoy are possible because, every day and without exception, our Armed Forces relentlessly and tirelessly carry out the critical mission of protecting our country, our freedoms, and our way of life. ...
We will never be able to repay fully our heroes for their selfless service.  We must, therefore, guarantee that we support them and their families here at home so that they can effectively execute their missions abroad.  I was very pleased to sign into law legislation that gave our troops a 2.4 percent pay raise — their largest pay raise in 8 years.  I was also proud to sign an Executive Order this month to enhance employment opportunities for the spouses of our service members.  My Administration will not stop in our efforts to encourage all sectors of our country — private and public — to find ways to support our troops and their loved ones.
On this day, and every day, we owe a debt of gratitude to our service members stationed at home and those deployed around the world.  All across America, we enjoy the blessings of liberty because our Nation’s finest men and women willingly accept the call to service.  We proudly salute our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, and recognize the families who serve alongside them for their courage and commitment. ...
Finally, I call upon all Americans to display the flag of the United States at their homes and businesses on Armed Forces Day, and I urge citizens to learn more about military service by attending and participating in the local observances of the day."
"Rebuilding U.S. deterrence to preserve peace through strength must be our Nation’s top priority.
 The unprecedented era of peace that followed World War II revealed
that the free world is safest when America is strongest.
The slow depletion of our military in recent years has resulted
 in an escalation of threats the world over, which President Trump is committed to reversing."

"I'm Bob Dole and Bob Dole approves this message, people!'

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Memorial Day at Mount Rushmore

Remembering the Mystic Chords

On this Memorial Day, we honor the memory of those who gave all for our liberty.

Let's then examine the meaning of that liberty through the words of the four American Giants whose images are carved on Mt. Rushmore, symbolizing the birth, growth, preservation and development of our national life.

George Washington:

"The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen, fighting for the blessings of Liberty — that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men."

"There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war."

No compact among men... can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other."--George Washington, draft of First Inaugural Address, April 1789

SPYGATE: "The Democratic Party, mainstream media, and thousands of political operatives
 in our federal government have spent the past year-plus sabotaging the peaceful transfer of power. 
They seek to undermine our republic by replacing our elective process 
with a permanent bureaucracy of elitists controlled by Democrats, regardless of whom we elect. 
This is the government Patrick Henry feared, and James Madison tried to prevent."
--Don  Surber
Thomas Jefferson:

"All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride legitimately, by the grace of God."

"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever."

Abraham Lincoln:

"The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."

"Dear Madam,

I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle.
I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully, A. Lincoln"

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan..."

Teddy Roosevelt:

"I believe that a man must be a good patriot before he can be, and as the only possible way of being, a good citizen of the world. Experience teaches us that the average man who protests that his international feeling swamps his national feeling, that he does not care for his country because he cares so much for mankind, in actual practice proves himself the foe of mankind; that the man who says that he does not care to be a citizen of any one country, because he is the citizen of the world, is in fact usually and exceedingly undesirable citizen of whatever corner of the world he happens at the moment to be in."

"To no body of men in the United States is the country so much indebted as to the splendid officers and enlisted men of the regular army and navy. There is no body from which the country has less to fear, and none of which it should be prouder, none which it should be more anxious to upbuild.".......

Now that we recall the 'why', let's remember the 'who'.

Have a great--and meaningful--holiday!

Those veterans would want you to remember these veterans on this Memorial Day:

"They Stood for Something": President Reagan at Arlington

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. --John 15:13

President Ronald Reagan,  Remarks at a Memorial Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia ........May 26, 1986 

"...Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It's a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others. It's a day to be with the family and remember.  

I was thinking this morning that across the country children and their parents will be going to the town parade and the young ones will sit on the sidewalks and wave their flags as the band goes by. Later, maybe, they'll have a cookout or a day at the beach. And that's good, because today is a day to be with the family and to remember.  

Arlington, this place of so many memories, is a fitting place for some remembering. So many wonderful men and women rest here, men and women who led colorful, vivid, and passionate lives.   There are the greats of the military: Bull Halsey and the Admirals Leahy, father and son; Black Jack Pershing; and the GI's general, Omar Bradley. Great men all, military men. But there are others here known for other things.  

Here in Arlington rests a sharecropper's son who became a hero to a lonely people. Joe Louis came from nowhere, but he knew how to fight. And he galvanized a nation in the days after Pearl Harbor when he put on the uniform of his country and said, "I know we'll win because we're on God's side."  

Audie Murphy is here, Audie Murphy of the wild, wild courage. For what else would you call it when a man bounds to the top of a disabled tank, stops an enemy advance, saves lives, and rallies his men, and all of it single-handedly. When he radioed for artillery support and was asked how close the enemy was to his position, he said, "Wait a minute and I'll let you speak to them." [Laughter]  

Michael Smith is here, and Dick Scobee, both of the space shuttle Challenger. Their courage wasn't wild, but thoughtful, the mature and measured courage of career professionals who took prudent risks for great reward—in their case, to advance the sum total of knowledge in the world. They're only the latest to rest here; they join other great explorers with names like Grissom and Chaffee.  

Oliver Wendell Holmes is here, the great jurist and fighter for the right. A poet searching for an image of true majesty could not rest until he seized on "Holmes dissenting in a sordid age." Young Holmes served in the Civil War. He might have been thinking of the crosses and stars of Arlington when he wrote: "At the grave of a hero we end, not with sorrow at the inevitable loss, but with the contagion of his courage; and with a kind of desperate joy we go back to the fight."  

All of these men were different, but they shared this in common: They loved America very much. There was nothing they wouldn't do for her. And they loved with the sureness of the young. It's hard not to think of the young in a place like this, for it's the young who do the fighting and dying when a peace fails and a war begins. 

Not far from here is the statue of the three servicemen—the three fighting boys of Vietnam. It, too, has majesty and more. Perhaps you've seen it—three rough boys walking together, looking ahead with a steady gaze. There's something wounded about them, a kind of resigned toughness. But there's an unexpected tenderness, too. At first you don't really notice, but then you see it. The three are touching each other, as if they're supporting each other, helping each other on.  

I know that many veterans of Vietnam will gather today, some of them perhaps by the wall. And they're still helping each other on. They were quite a group, the boys of Vietnam—boys who fought a terrible and vicious war without enough support from home, boys who were dodging bullets while we debated the efficacy of the battle. It was often our poor who fought in that war; it was the unpampered boys of the working class who picked up the rifles and went on the march. 

They learned not to rely on us; they learned to rely on each other. And they were special in another way: They chose to be faithful. They chose to reject the fashionable skepticism of their time. They chose to believe and answer the call of duty. They had the wild, wild courage of youth. They seized certainty from the heart of an ambivalent age; they stood for something.  

And we owe them something, those boys. We owe them first a promise: That just as they did not forget their missing comrades, neither, ever, will we. And there are other promises. We must always remember that peace is a fragile thing that needs constant vigilance. We owe them a promise to look at the world with a steady gaze and, perhaps, a resigned toughness, knowing that we have adversaries in the world and challenges and the only way to meet them and maintain the peace is by staying strong.  

That, of course, is the lesson of this century, a lesson learned in the Sudetenland, in Poland, in Hungary, in Czechoslovakia, in Cambodia. If we really care about peace, we must stay strong. If we really care about peace, we must, through our strength, demonstrate our unwillingness to accept an ending of the peace. We must be strong enough to create peace where it does not exist and strong enough to protect it where it does. That's the lesson of this century and, I think, of this day. And that's all I wanted to say. The rest of my contribution is to leave this great place to its peace, a peace it has earned.  

Thank all of you, and God bless you, and have a day full of memories."

Note: The President spoke at 10:10 a.m. at the Memorial Amphitheater. Prior to his remarks, he placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier............

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mothers Day, American Moms

Thanks, Moms--We Love You!

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."--Pres. Abraham Lincoln
1938 Bendix Race
"But go higher - above the dust and water vapor -
 and the sky turns dark until one can see the stars at noon."

"I can cure your men of walking off the [flight] program. Let's put on the girls."--Col. Jackie Cochran, champion racing pilot, first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic and to break the sound barrier. Although she lost her child while she was still a teen-ager, she mothered many women into aviation and was always generous to those in need.

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America's first black poetess

His Excellency General Washington


I Have taken the freedom to address your Excellency in the enclosed poem, and entreat your acceptance, though I am not insensible of its inaccuracies. Your being appointed by the Grand Continental Congress to be Generalissimo of the armies of North America, 
together with the fame of your virtues, excite sensations not easy to suppress. Your generosity, therefore, I presume, will pardon the attempt. Wishing your Excellency all possible success in the great cause you are so generously engaged in, I am,

Your Excellency’s Most obedient humble servant,

Shall I to Washington their praise recite?
Enough thou know'st them in the fields of fight.
Thee, first in place and honors,—we demand
The grace and glory of thy martial band.
Fam'd for thy valour, for thy virtues more,
Hear every tongue thy guardian aid implore!

History Now: "Wheatley’s letter and poem were delayed in reaching Washington, and when he finally replied on February 28, 1776, he began with a formal apology, beggging her forgiveness for “the seeming but not real neglect.” After praising her “poetical talents” and thanking her profusely, Washington invited Wheatley to come visit him at his headquarters. Though definitive evidence is lacking, many historians believe Wheatley did travel to Cambridge and met Washington in person, which if true would have been one of the most extraordinary encounters of the entire founding era."

There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.”

"Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.”--Clare Boothe Luce, author, war correspondent, Congresswoman, Ambassador                           
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"That Girl Benitez" was only 20 years old when she gave it all for us--she never got to be a mom. She would have been a great one.
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"What could I do but go with them Civil War soldiers, or work for them and my country? The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins."-- Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross

"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."-- Jewish proverb

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Broward Lied: Nikolas Cruz Was a PROMISE Program Participant After All

 Is Our Educrats Learning?

After two whistle-blowers revealed the truth, Supt. Robert Runcie was forced to stop lying and admit that Cruz had been sent to the Obama-Holder Hug-a-Thug Program. The Sheriff had also repeated the lie.

Anthony Borges, the 15 year-old hero who used his body to shield others: “You failed us students, teachers and parents alike on so many levels,” he said. “I want to ask you today to please end your [PROMISE] policy and agreement that you will not arrest people commiting crimes in our schools.” 

Sorry, Anthony, but Supt. Runcie has absolutely no intention of changing this policy. He loves it and thinks its working just fine. These are the same policies that failed to punish house burglar Trayvon Martin but instead shipped him off to Sanford where he was shot while casing more apartments.

Certainly not every infraction should be criminalized, but this has devolved to a point where officials are covering up crimes to make themselves look better.

Is it a kindness?
Was it a kindness to Treyvon? He's dead now.
Was it a kindness to Cruz? He's looking at the electric chair.
Was it a kindness to the 17 dead? Or to all the wounded?
Or even to all those who have been assaulted or robbed by criminal students?

"Thanks, Obama."

Sunday, May 6, 2018

I, Rosenstein!

Courting Disaster with Rod the God:
Image: Deputy AG Rosenstein to Brief Senate on Comey Firing
"I have more Executive Authority than the Attorney General and the President combined, any Congressional Oversight is extortion and I don't have to show a District Judge our Super-Secret Authorizing Memo. 

Executive, Legislative and Judicial, all bow before me; I am the Fourth Branch of Government. I am...Rosenstein!"

He seems nice.

* How does a guy write a memo demanding Comey's firing...and then investigate the President for doing exactly what he recommended?
And how does Rosenstein certify to a Wiretap Court that Carter Page is a Russian spy...yet no charges are even contemplated?
And why is Rosenstein running an investigation in which he is both a player and a witness?

* It's been clear for a long time that the Mueller Fraud was both morally and criminally a mere extension of the Cockroach Coup Attempt, but it is also legally an extension of the FBI's Fraudulent FISA Wiretap Program. This was put in place by Rosenstein to allow Mueller to use the illegal wiretap "evidence" and bypass those pesky subpoena requirements by calling it a "counter-intelligence" investigation.

* Judge Ellis essentially told Mueller he was an out-of-control liar and demanded the unredacted mission statement.
Judge Freidrich ruled against Mueller's request for more time to stall against discovery after some Russian firms unexpectedly fought back.
Judge Sullivan put Mueller on notice that he wasn't going to allow Gen. Flynn to be railroaded.

Judge Sullivan got the case after Judge Contreras was removed for cause. It seems Contreras forgot to tell the defense team that not only was he Flynn's sentencing judge, he was also a secret FISA Court judge involved in Flynn's wiretapping in the first place. Oops--a minor oversight that could happen to any Swamp-Dweller!

Reportedly, Contreras was thrown off of Flynn's case by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court himself.
The wheels are coming off their Clown Car Conspiracy.

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"Why is a Clinton Foundation lawyer on Mueller’s team?"
Bob and his Team of Crack Hillary Donors!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Good News

Psalm 23 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Lord, the Psalmist’s Shepherd.

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Thank You Heavenly Father, we receive Your Holy Word now in the Name of Our Good Shepherd Christ Jesus, Amen and amen.