My friend NEO at Nebraska Energy Observer wrote a wonderful tribute to the US Army, celebrating its 238th birthday. God bless. NEO’s post is re-blogged below.
Army of the Free
238 Years. That a pretty good chunk of history. Especially if you’ve spent it on point, dying for what you believe, like these guys.
Cause you see 238 years ago (yesterday) a little group of men formed an institution, it was called the Continental Army, at the time Soon it would find it’s first great commander, a guy by the name of George Washington, as it learned about being an army, while in the field against the greatest empire in the world. But in a year the body in answered to decided we really were going to be a country when Thomas Jefferson told the world all about it. Eventually they ended up in winter quarters at a place in Pennsylvania called Valley Forge, and while they were there they learned quite a lot about being an army.
Read more HERE. NEO writes the best historial posts I’ve seen!!!!
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON!!
- “The Impact of General von Steuben” (recklesshistorians.wordpress.com)
- In The Valley Of The Forges – Part 2 (fulltimegypsies.wordpress.com)
Barry and the wife & kids are going to Africa and we’re paying. How nice for them. The Obama Family Trip to Africa to Cost $60 to $100 Million ”Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bullet-proof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.” Frankly, I think it’s worth it provided they stay there.
Contrast & Compare….this from HDR reader Steve. It’s a post written by his brother in France.
Think what you will about Charles DeGalle–politically, I don’t agree with most of his legacy. But, whatever decisions he made, I don’t doubt that he did what he honestly thought was best for France at the time. I recently read an interesting book: “The Apprentice” by Jacques Pepin. Pepin, in his younger days was the personal chef for de Gaulle. A paragraph in the book, p124, made me compare that time with our current times.“The general also was extremely honest–to the point of punctiliousness–in dealing with the budget allocated to the kitchen. My expenses were spelled out in a ledger which I presented twice a month twice a month to a member of the cabinet to obtain money to pay my suppliers. However, under the General’s orders, I had to keep a special account for the Sunday family meal because the expenses incurred for these were paid for from his personal fund. Even though he was not wealthy, he felt that the Sunday meal was his own responsibility. For de Gaulle, it was a question of ethics.”I couldn’t help but think of the stark contrast between that, and Obama’s multi million dollar vacations and meals for himself, his wife, their daughters, the daughters’ friends, the family dog, an entourage of 300, etc, etc. More like Louis XVI, than president of the US.
Pro-Gun Republican Wins Vacated Democrat Seat in Connecticut ”The special election, held to replace Democrat representative Bryan Hurlburt, who resigned to take a job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, marks the first time a Republican has won the district in 40 years.”
That’s because there’s no subversive activity happening in mosques. Obama’s Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers ”Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee. Who makes up this body, and how do they decide requests? Nobody knows; the names of the chairman, members and staff are kept secret.”
DUH!! White House Says Syria Used Chemical Weapons, Crossing Line ”The president did not address the administration’s determination of chemical weapons use or decision to extend new military aid to the rebels while speaking at an LGBT Pride event Thursday evening at the White House.” Of course. So what are you gonna do, Barry, now that your “Red Line” is crossed??????
I’m SHOCKED I tells ya….SHOCKED! Obama’s New Deputy CIA Director Has No CIA Experience and a Thing for Reading Aloud Erotic Fiction (Shaka to Scott)
Media Downplay Their Conflict of Interest Be sure to check out this story! You’ll see who Jay Carney is married to and why he’s such a wimp.
Snowden didn’t go through channels. Maybe this is why. State Dept Whistleblower, A Career Foreign Service Officer, Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids
The Farm Bill - Sure sounds like a good thing to help farmers, right? Another Bloated Bill Expands Government Even Further ”Among other questionable provisions in the costly bill, more than 80 percent of the spending goes to food stamps, not farmers. It spends half again as much as the last farm bill, passed in 2008. It even taxes Christmas trees and rocks!”
Friday Sarcasm – LOVE this from White House Dossier! BTW….Dental Hygienists Rock!!!
Top Ten Obama Scandals You Didn’t Know About by KEITH KOFFLER on JUNE 12, 2013, 12:51 PM
A massive White House Dossier investigation involving more than 40 reporters and 12 dental hygienists has uncovered a startling array of Obama administration scandals heretofore unknown to the public and Congress.
I think you’ll agree, data mining and Benghazi are nothing compared to some of the things we’ve dug up. We were so excited at finding these new scandals that we initially thought we’d keep them all to ourselves. But as a public service, we share with you here the top ten.
1. The White House Easter Egg Roll . . . is fixed.
2. HHS still providing health but has stopped offering human services.
3. Top State Department officials have access to fancy canteen known privately as The Steak Department.
4. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives illegally adding words to its title.
5. EPA officials sent to test streams for pollution seen panning for gold instead.
6. Small Business Administration regularly gives advice to Exxon-Mobil.
7. Obama yelling “Fired up, Ready to Go!” as golf opponents take their swing.
8. Eric Holder to investigate himself by reading his own emails.
9. Biden keeping high IQ secret from the public.
10. Michelle quietly profiting from international crime ring selling Pepsi and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to children.
Are there any scandals that you, through your own investigations, have uncovered?
And…..Facebook Wisdom. This was posted by a member of the Aloha Conservative Alliance:
All politicians should be required to wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers so we can see their sponsors and campaign doners to figure out why they make stupid statements.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST – BE SURE TO FLY THE FLAG TODAY – JUNE 14 !!