Posts Categorized: True Heroes

"Against ALL enemies; foreign and domestic."

“Against ALL enemies; foreign and domestic.”

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Once a Marine.… A Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan is being hailed as a hero for helping scores of people escape from an Orlando nightclub targeted by a terrorist. When Imran Yousuf, a bouncer at the Pulse nightclub, heard the gunfire break out early Sunday morning, he told CBS News that recognized it immediately…. Read more »

Memorial Day- Solemn, Happy, or Both?

Memorial Day- Solemn, Happy, or Both?

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Christian Jacobs hugs the headstone of his father U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Jacobs as mother Brittany, wipes away a tear in Arlington National Cemetery A friend recently posted this iconic 2007 photo of Christian Golczynski:   His father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, was shot and killed while on patrol during his second tour… Read more »

On this day in history:  Jay Vargas

On this day in history: Jay Vargas

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Figured this deserves more attention than just a “Most Wanted” post, even if my own commentary is sparse. He went back for that effing arm…. On this day in 1968, a United States Marine finally allows his wounds to be treated after a 3-day battle in Vietnam. Jay Vargas’s bravery during that conflict would earn… Read more »

A Christmas Tale:  "We are all Jews, Muslims, Christians..."

A Christmas Tale: “We are all Jews, Muslims, Christians…”

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In the sense of: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because… Read more »

"The most dishonest 3 1/2 minutes of television, ever."

“The most dishonest 3 1/2 minutes of television, ever.”

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“I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” –President Obama America. The indispensable nation. The last best hope. Last week: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was asked by a reporter on Thursday whether or not America is “great.” Trump’s campaign… Read more »

By Michael Totten

Memorializing Our Fallen in Ramadi

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Why Ramadi matters: The fall of Ramadi is highly symbolic and of substantial strategic significance, despite the protestations to the contrary of Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. In a joint press conference with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on April 16, Dempsey stated: “The city itself is not symbolic is… Read more »

Tom Cotton vs. Barack Obama: tale of the tape

Tom Cotton vs. Barack Obama: tale of the tape

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It’s a showdown. On one side of the ring, it’s Barack Obama. On the other side, it’s Tom Cotton. Cotton has been called a “traitor.” Pretty strong stuff for a war hero. So now it’s Cotton vs. Obama. Let’s have a look at the tale of the tape. Tom Cotton: Born in Arkansas Barack Obama:… Read more »

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American Sniper and a quartet of horse’s asses

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I know. They could be siblings. There are times when you in your life when events transpire which are not just puzzling, but confounding. This is one of them. Michael Moore called Chris Kyle a “coward.” The rotund coward Moore is accompanied by nine bodyguards. Moore cornered, pressed and embarrassed an aging and failing Charlton… Read more »

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Why Does “American Sniper” Divide Us into “Left” and “Right”?

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Whatever the truth about Chris Kyle (and I suspect, like most, the real Chris Kyle was a complex person; and lived tall tales while fabricating others), he is an American hero. My understanding of the film is that it’s not meant to make a political statement. But I suppose everything under the sun is political… Read more »

Tuesday Veterans Day Funnies

Tuesday Veterans Day Funnies

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David Masciotra of Salon wrote a little rant, lecturing Americans to feel ingratitude toward those who serve, just in time for Veterans Day, entitled: You don’t protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracy “Childish”?! I considered some of his points; but he’s missing the point of why those who… Read more »