Old Glory for a cradle

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The photographer is hitting back at a ‘cyber bully’ and critics after her photo shoot with a military family featured their baby boy wrapped in an American flag. Vanessa Hicks, 29, from Virginia Beach posted pictures from the photo shoot onto her Facebook page on Sunday, unaware that they would receive negative feedback.

The image shows Landon Clevenger, at the time eight days old, from Virginia Beach being cradled in an American flag held by his father, Rodney Clevenger, who is wearing his U.S. Navy uniform. Vanessa Hicks – a mother-of-three and Navy veteran who served for four years – said the image she took illustrates what Mr Clevenger was fighting for – the American flag.

In my mind there is no greater symbolic gesture than that captured by Vanessa Hicks. Very well done indeed. But why-oh-why the Navy has to wear ‘blueberry disruptive pattern’ BDU’s is beyond me - but then I am a dyed in the wool traditionalist. ;-)    Yours Aye. http://www.vanessahicksphotography.com/

After Shot: Very Many Thanks to ‘BigSkyCountry’ for providing the following link, which leads on to this patriotic photograph The Kenyon Family -Semper Fi- Through & Throughkenyonsemperfithroughandthrough

Captain Robert Trimble – WWII Hero

260519E800000578-0-image-a-5_1424795311812The WWII American B-24 pilot who turned spy, saved 1,000 US POWs from certain death at Soviet hands and won medal after medal – but never said a word about his wartime heroismAn American bomber pilot has been unveiled as a secret hero of World War II after he saved more than 1,000 Allied POWs from certain death.26051A5800000578-2967750-Mourned_Lee_Trimble_says_his_father_should_be_remembered_as_a_tr-a-8_1424890307385

Captain Robert Trimble became a spy to smuggle soldiers and civilians out under the noses of the Soviet forces on the Eastern Front in Europe. He fooled guards, stashed $10,000 in his coat to bribe officials as he became a ‘magnet for the lost souls of foreign nations’ left behind in the war. Trimble’s most daring rescue was of 400 French women who he got to safety by arranging for an entire train to meet them at night in the woods. 2618E31800000578-2967750-image-m-19_1425058172476

Captain Robert Trimble became one of the greatest spies of World War II, saving American POWs from certain death in Soviet camps. Despite winning the highest US and French honors he never told anyone of his exploits, which are now detailed in a new book after his death written by his son.

What a great man, who truly deserves to be remembered for his compassion and heroism. I’ve ordered my copy, and I look forward to a good read. BZ Captain Robert Trimble.      Yours Aye.

Texas Tech Student Survey~Watch & Weep!

Texas Tech’s new student political organization PoliTech goes to campus to see how much our students know about their nation’s politics! You may well be surprised – perhaps not?

The legal voting age around the world averages out to 18-years old, having viewed this I would think there is an argument for raising the age to 21. Perhaps there should be a form of means test required before they are even considered to vote? I have no doubt that we too in the UK have our own ‘mentally challenged’ students, which I do find disturbing. Yours Aye.

A Hearty Thank You To Professor Clark M. Zlotchew who forwarded the clip via email. The good Professor knows a thing or two about the teaching profession ;-)

Obama The Architect of Destruction

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By Maureen Scott March 1, 2013

“Obama comes from a community organizer background where it’s us against them. But that’s not who we are. And that’s not the position the leader of our Nation should take.” – Dr. Benjamin Carson

Obama appears to be a tormented man who is filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over others. Perhaps because, as a child, he grew up around family members and mentors who instilled him with an abiding bitterness toward the U.S. That bitterness seems not to have left him.president-who-blames-and-divides-obama-not-leader-just-commu-politics-1362335440

It is not the color of his skin that is a problem – for anyone in America. Rather it is the blackness that fills his soul and the hollowness in his heart where there should be abiding pride and love for this country.

Think: Have we ever heard Obama speak lovingly of the U.S. or its people, with deep appreciation and genuine respect for our history, our customs, our sufferings and our blessings? Has he ever revealed that, like most patriotic Americans, he gets “goose bumps” when a band plays “The Star Spangled Banner,” or sheds a tear when he hears a beautiful rendition of “America the Beautiful?” Does his heart burst with pride when millions of American flags wave on a National holiday – or is he moved to sadness and reflection when someone plays “taps” on a trumpet? Has he ever felt the depth of our admiration of the military, as lovers of those who keep America free feel when soldiers march by? It is doubtful – because Obama did not grow up sharing our experiences or our values. He did not sit at the knee of a grandfather or uncle who showed his medals and told of the bravery of his fellow troops as they fought and tramped through foreign lands sacrificing for a cause greater than their own lives. He didn’t have grandparents who told stories of suffering and then coming to America, penniless, and the opportunities they had for building a business and life for their children.

Away from this country as a young child, Obama didn’t delight in being part of America and its greatness. He wasn’t singing our patriotic songs in kindergarten, or standing on the roadside for a holiday parade and eating a hot dog, or lighting sparklers around a campfire on July 4th as fireworks exploded over head, or placing flags on the gravesites of fallen and beloved American heroes.460x276xObama-Kenya.jpg.pagespeed.ic.S7yuvCAIkoJgK4Ei33du

Rather Obama was separated from all of these experiences. He doesn’t really understand us and what it means to be an American. He is void of the basic emotions that most feel regarding this country and is insensitive to the instinctive pride we have in our national heritage. His opinions were formed by those who either envied us or wanted him to devalue the United States and the traditions and patriotism that unite us.

Obama has never given a speech that is filled with calm, reassuring, complimentary, heartfelt statements about all the people in the U.S. Or one that inspires us to be better, grateful, and proud that, in a short time, our country became a leader, and a protector of so many. Quite the contrary, his speeches always degenerate into mocking, ridiculing tirades as he faults our achievements ,along with any of his critics, all for the sake of a laugh, or to bolster his ego. He uses his Office to threaten and create fear while demeaning and degrading anyone who opposes his policies and actions. Unlike a secure leader, who has noble self-esteem and not false confidence, Obama displays a cocky, haughty attitude and a dread of being critiqued.AlinskyObama-1

Mostly, his time seems to be spent causing dissention, unrest, and anxiety among the people rather than uniting us (even though he was presented to us as the “Great Uniter”). He creates chaos for the sake of keeping citizens separated, envious, aggrieved and ready to argue. Under his leadership Americans have been kept on edge, rather than in a state of comfort and security. He incites people to be aggressive toward, disrespectful of, and retaliate against those of differing backgrounds and views. Through such behavior, Obama has lowered the standards for self-control and mature restraint to the level of rowdy, street-fighting gangs. When, instead, he should be raising the bar for people to strive toward becoming more considerate, tolerant, self-disciplined, self-sustaining, and self-assured.Obama-@-The-UN-Defending-Islam1

Not a day goes by that he is not attempting to defy our laws, remove our rights, over-ride established procedures, install controversial appointees, enact divisive mandates, and assert a dictatorial form of power.

Never has there been a leader of this great land who used such tactics to harm and hurt the people and this country.

Never have we had a President who spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present himself as a soothing, calming, and trustworthy force.

Never, in this country, have we experienced how much stress one man can cause a nation of people – on a daily basis! Obama has promoted the degeneration of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing us down, rather than building us up. He is the Architect of the decline of America, and the epitome of a Demagogue. © Maureen Scott

P. Maureen Scott is an ardent American patriot who was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and retired to Richmond, VA, in 2000. Free from the nine-to-five grind of writing for employers and clients, she began writing political commentary to please herself and express her convictions. The accomplishment of which she is most proud is her volunteer work at an Army base where she looked into the eyes and hearts of the service members who protect our country. Our Pledge of Allegiance, a military band playing the National Anthem, and the wisdom of our Founding Fathers, inspire her passion and views. Her life is guided by a firm belief that truth is the most important virtue, and that God knows what He is doing with her. The words of Maureen Scott enhanced with pictures ‘liberated’ from the w.w.w. by EB

Many thanks to Kristen for forwarding this gem. When I first perused the same it gave me that feeling of hitting the last nail home – hard and square in one hammer blow. Yours Aye.

Gun range ‘booming!’

25295B6000000578-2931121-Morgan_who_says_she_has_been_threatened_before_wrote_in_a_rambli-m-32_1422528994710Woman who banned Muslims from her gun range says business is booming since she banished them as ‘a matter of public safety.’ A gun range owner who banned Muslims from her business as a matter of ‘public safety’ claims trade has ‘quadrupled’ since the controversial move. 

Jan Morgan decided to bar all followers of Islam from her Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, Arkansas, last September while claiming the religion ‘commands them to kill’ her.

Morgan, who says she has been threatened before, wrote in a blog post: ‘Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and hand ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?’ Five months on, and she says business is booming and that threats of a lawsuit by federal civil rights enforcers have failed to materialise.

I can just imagine the heaving chests of the hand wringing PC brigade when they heard of this. In case you’re reading this; ‘Well done Jan Morgan’ I believe your stance is totally acceptable under the circumstances we now find ourselves in. Perhaps turning the range into a private members club by charging $1- for life long membership would assist your case? Mine is in the post!      Yours Aye!4743131_p

Doff my cap to ‘George, Stansted, United Kingdom’ who left a comment on the original article; “Common sense. Turn it into a private club. That way you can monitor every person who applies to join and then you are far safer. Make it into a profit-making organisation and then issue every member with a share, but keep the majority of shares in your own name. Do not float the shares to the public, and make them returnable if someone dies or leaves. Keep the same system and prices. That way you hold the balance of power, the right of veto, and then you can issue a dividend commensurate to the number of shares people own. It does work in the UK. There are no public clubs in the UK, only private ones, and they are checked and monitored by our own Home Office department. Ours differ by everyone, including the President of the club, along with the chairman and club secretary have just one vote”.

‘George’ appears to be an ‘ex long range sniper’ judging his blazer badge; ‘Royal Artillery!’

LEATHERMAN ‘TREAD’

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This summer, Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. will debut an industry first: a multi-tool that can be worn on the wrist. The Leatherman Tread is crafted of high strength, corrosion resistant 17-4 stainless steel links that include two to three functional tools each, making a total of 25 usable features like box wrenches and screwdrivers available at a moment’s notice.

“The idea originated on a trip to Disneyland with my family,” said President Ben Rivera. “I was stopped at the gate by security for carrying a knife, when what they had actually seen was my Skeletool. I was unwilling to give it up, so they made me take it all the way back to my hotel room. I knew there had to be another way to carry my tools with me that would be accepted by security.” When he returned from his trip, Rivera, who began his tenure at Leatherman Tool Group 24 years ago as an engineer, began by wearing a bike chain bracelet to see how it would feel. As his thoughts took shape, he brought his idea to the engineers at Leatherman who helped fast track his plans.

The only thing missing is a sharpened hook for scraping boy scouts out of horses hooves! I’m not here to pee on their bonfire, as I am a user of Leatherman products. But; wouldn’t you require a Leatherman on your belt to undo the screws on the the ‘Tread?’ In which case…       Just saying that’s all!  Of course I’ll end up buying one.      Yours Aye.

American Sniper a Hero

Piers Morgan American SniperPIERS MORGAN: it wasn’t Chris Kyle who made the decision to invade Iraq. Kyle was just told to go and do his job; to aim his expert eye through a high-powered rifle and shoot people. The American Sniper is a hero not a coward – he did his job and his job was to kill people.

Well I’ll be jiggered… This is the second time I have agreed with Piers Morgan, perhaps living in America is mellowing the champagne socialist? I agree with Piers Morgan Doh! Possession is nine-tenths of the law; Morgan resides with you, in which case he is now your responsibility.            Yours Aye.

Armed ‘CITIZENS’ arrest Alabama style

CITIZENS’ ARREST: Moment burglarized family ‘captured intruders at gunpoint after passing them in the street as they were on the way back from ANOTHER break-in’article-2874669-2412945000000578-673_964x400The Wyatt family’s surveillance system filmed the moment a woman and two men took two TVs and numerous Christmas presents from their home in Warrior, Alabama, last Friday. Just two days later, Chris Wyatt passed all three driving down a road around the corner and recognized who they were. Mr Wyatt, his wife Sarah, and two other relatives ordered them out of the car – apparently full of stolen goods – and held them at gunpoint until police arrived. It is the latest case of vigilante justice in Alabama, where home surveillance systems have soared in popularity over the past two years. CITIZENS’ ARREST: Moment burglarized family ‘captured intruders at gunpoint

My envy goes as green as my beret when I read stories such as this. Oh for the day when the law changes in the UK, and those of us on the correct side of the fence can conduct ourselves in such a way. Sadly such a day cannot come soon enough!      Yours Aye.

‘Pants Up – Don’t Loot!’

1As opposed to the mythical ‘Hands Up – Don’t Shoot!’  I’d have three ranks ready here, front rank in the prone position, second rank kneeling, and the third rank standing… “Twelve gauge 00 buckshot at 30 feet – Upon my order – Rapid – Fire!” Protesting is a right, looting and rioting is not… Just my shillings worth.     Yours Aye.

Emperor Obama announces amnesty

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* Obama addressed the nation to outline a new executive order that will allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country
* New plan has enraged Republicans who say he lacks the constitutional authority to pick and choose which to deport
* Illegal immigrants can’t apply for months and no one who arrived after January 1, 2010 is eligible
* President acknowledges that it’s a temporary fix and demands help from Congress to make it permanent
* Anyone who takes advantage of the program will have to pass criminal and national security background checks, pay their taxes, pay a fee and prove their eligibility
* Two Republican aides complained about an ‘amnesty’ for people who came to the US illegally and then had children here – calling their children ‘anchor babies’ 
Obama announces amnesty for millions of ‘anchor baby’ parents and illegal immigrant children – as long as they’ve been in US for five years

Sounds like a real ‘pot-mess’ to me, but I’ll wait for you good people to comment… However; If Prime Minister Cameron announced a similar deal over the EU, he would be gone by Monday morning, and his party voted out of power in May 2015.      Yours Aye.235F473200000578-2844238-image-2_1416585232919

“We will not stand idle as the president undermines the rule of law in our country,” John Boehner said on Friday during a press conference, in which he accused Obama of “damaging the presidency” and “turning a deaf ear to the people he was elected to serve.”

US Navy – Seal Team Six

1415211847820_wps_1_Robert_O_Neill_Navy_SealNavy SEAL who killed bin Laden revealed: Rob O’Neill named as SEAL Team Six hero who shot 9/11 mastermind three times in head.

The Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden dead in the special force’s most famous operation can be named today. The Navy hero is set to give a full interview to Fox News later this month and waive his anonymity but MailOnline has established that he is Rob O’Neill, a highly decorated veteran who quit after 16 years service.1415211851228_wps_2_Robert_O_Neill_Navy_Seal

In an exclusive interview Rob’s father, Tom O’Neill, tells MailOnline, “People are asking if we are worried that ISIS will come and get us because Rob is going public. I say I’ll paint a big target on my front door and say come and get us. My ex-wife gave birth to a man. We shouldn’t be cowering in fear”   Rob O’Neill: 400 combat missions, killed more than 30 targets, and is one of the most-decorated SEALs ever 

He obviously has his reasons for stepping forward, I wish him well, and I’d buy him a gallon of fine ale should I ever bump into him.  And I like his Father’s attitude…   Yours Aye.

Bloody Well Done… HUZZAH!

newgoptakescontrol_20141104_232745countdownA hearty B.Z. to those who voted RepublicanHISTORIC POWER SHIFT: Republicans seize SEVEN Senate seats from Democrats and hold 15 more as dramatic wins put US Senate in GOP control with 52 seats for the first time in a decade

Only another 734 days, 17635 hours, (counting down, etc) and the socialist Clown in Chief will have to collapse the big top and vacate the White House… HUZZAH!        Yours Aye.

Justice Department double standards

Revealed: How Nazi war crime suspects were paid millions in Social Security to leave the United States quietly… and at least four are STILL enjoying taxpayer-funded lives thanks to ‘Nazi dumping’ strategy. Suspected Nazi war criminals were quietly paid millions by US taxpayers to leave the country without putting up a fight, an investigation has revealed. 1413781446493_wps_42_This_undated_handout_phot1413781464327_wps_43_This_July_28_2014_photo_s

SS guards: Martin Hartmann (far right), and Jakob Denzinger (left), who patrolled Auschwitz for the SS. Both agreed to leave the United States in a deal which let them keep receiving benefits. Hartmann lives in Berlin now, while Denzinger is in Croatia

Dozens of people, including members of Hitler’s SS who guarded death camps where millions of Jews were slaughtered, were handed the cash in exchange for leaving the country and giving up citizenship. A scientist who used slave labor to invent the Third Reich’s V-2 missile was also caught up in the so-called ‘Nazi dumping’ strategy which saw at least 38 people linked to Hitler’s murderous regime leave the US since 1979. Four living people are still receiving monthly checks from the U.S. government valued at around $1,500. Over a lifetime total payments could easily have reached $375,000 per person.1413781505153_Image_galleryImage_In_this_July_28_2014_phot

Still taking the cash: Jakob Denzinger, pictured in his Croatian home earlier this year, refused to answer questions about the financial arrangements. Nazi war crime suspects were paid millions in Social Security to leave the United States quietly…

Two double taps: Two rounds to the chest – two rounds to the head, and I am being charitable by offering to the same to such scum. There are those within the US Justice Department who need to drop their heads in total shame over such double standards.       Yours ‘Disgustedly’ Aye!

A cheating Democrat = Never?

Army War College rescinds Montana Sen. John Walsh’s degree after investigation confirms he plagiarised a research paper. The U.S. Army War College revoked Democratic Sen. John Walsh’s master’s degree after an investigation completed on Friday concluded he plagiarized a research paper required to graduate, a college spokeswoman said.John Walsh, Michael Walsh

The Carlisle, Pennsylvania, college assigned an academic review board to the probe in August after The New York Times published a story showing that the Montana senator borrowed heavily from other sources for a paper he wrote in 2007. Walsh was pursuing a Master of Strategic Studies degree at age 47, a year before he became Montana’s Adjutant-General overseeing the state National Guard.

Walsh’s office released a statement saying the senator ‘disagrees with the findings’ but accepts the college’s decision. ‘I apologize to all Montanans for the plagiarism in my 2007 paper, and I am prepared to live with its consequences,’ Walsh said in the statement. Democratic Sen. John Walsh’s master’s degree revoked due to cheating…

It would appear that he has all of the correct tributes required for his political career. Had it been a Republican who cheated, the story would have been splashed all over the papers as headline news. But as a Democrat it gets dropped in close to the funnies… At least the MSM reported it, which just goes to show they know the end is near for the White House Circus.      Yours Aye.