Sep 252017
 

Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva was the only player on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ team to come out of the locker room and stand for the anthem.

Patriot Of The Day: Alejandro Villanueva

Too many Americans worship athletes as heroes. On that sideline, the real hero was easy to spot. He was the only one standing.

Athletes, you want to kneel? Great! Please go kneel at the graves of the kids killed by gang bangers, thugs, illegal immigrants, sexual predators and malnourished children that suffer at the hands of an apathetic corrupt Government.

Alejandro Villanueva

Villanueva was a Captain in the United States Army, in which he served as an Army Ranger and was decorated with a Bronze Star for valor. He played college football for the Army Black Knights, being recruited at one position and playing three others during the course of his career. After serving three tours of duty in Afghanistan, he signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on May 5, 2014, after working out in a regional showcase.

During last year’s season, Villanueva said in response to then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick protests:

“I agree that America is not perfect, I agree there are lot of issues with minorities in this country, I agree we should do something about it.

But I don’t know if the most effective way is to sit down when the national anthem of the country that is providing you freedom and providing you $60 million a year is the best way to do it when there are black minorities that are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and protecting our freedom for less than $20,000 a year.

I just know I’m very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly and sing every single line of the national anthem every single time I hear it. I will stop whatever I’m doing because I recognize I have to be very thankful to be in this country.

I tell my teammates all the time, especially when they talk about contracts, I’m one of the cheapest left tackles in the NFL [but] just by being an American I’ve won three lotteries. And if you have a little money on top of me, that means I have 3½ lotteries.

I’ve been very fortunate to travel a lot and see what it’s like in different countries. I’ve experienced true racism that happens in Europe with a lot of minorities. It’s very difficult for me to be here in America, as grateful as I am, in the best country in the world, and have people not be pleased about it.

I think he’s obviously upset and I think we all agree, the majority of America would agree, there’s an issue with minorities in our country, the way some groups in our population are being treated.

I just think not standing up for America is a little bit unfair on his part because he’s not taking into consideration the minorities that are fighting for the flag, like myself, the thousands of people who lay their lives so he can express himself.”

In an interview with ESPN, he also said:

“Whenever you include an entire country in one of those protests, I think you might mislead some people who truly wake up every single morning trying to give everything, including their lives, to protect this country. It’s a little bit unfair to group everybody under that category.”

 

 

 

 

 

Remember In 2013 When Trump Offered $10,000 To A Bus Driver Who Talked A Woman Out Of Suicide

 Political  Comments Off on Remember In 2013 When Trump Offered $10,000 To A Bus Driver Who Talked A Woman Out Of Suicide
Aug 172017
 

Remember in 2013 when (RACIST!) Trump offered $10,000 to a (Black) bus driver who talked a woman out of suicide from a busy overpass. We remember!

Remember In 2013 When Trump Offered $10,000 To A Bus Driver Who Talked A Woman Out Of Suicide

No… Donald Trump isn’t a commoner who walks around with a bottle of hot sauce in his pocket like Hillary but it was still pretty decent of him, considering it was 2013 and he wasn’t even running for election.

From Fox News November 3, 2013

Trump offers $10G to hero bus driver

Real estate mogul Donald Trump announced Friday that he would offer a $10,000 reward to the Buffalo bus driver who stopped a young woman from leaping off a bridge to her death two weeks ago.

Trump announced his intention via a Tweet that said “The bus driver who saved the woman from jumping off the bridge was a really cool, great guy. I’m going to send him 10-thousand dollars he deserves it!”


 

From The Buffalo News November 7, 2013

Bus driver receives Trump check, headed for Rachael Ray show

Donald J. Trump wasn’t there himself.

But in the well-appointed office of Mayor Byron W. Brown, a check for $10,000 from the real estate mogul was presented to the hero bus driver who brought a woman on the brink of suicide to safety.

“Although I know to you it was just a warm-hearted first response to a dangerous situation,” Trump wrote to Darnell J. Barton, “your quick thinking resulted in a life being saved, and for that you should be rewarded.”

 
 

Vietnam War Veteran’s Body Displayed At Wake Without Coffin

 Political  Comments Off on Vietnam War Veteran’s Body Displayed At Wake Without Coffin
May 192017
 

A Georgia funeral home refused to put Veteran George Taylor in a casket because of problems with his life insurance payment.

Vietnam War Veteran's Body Displayed At Wake Without Coffin

People are outraged over photos on social media of a Vietnam War veteran displayed at his wake on a gurney covered in an American flag.

No coffin was available for the visitation held at Heritage Funeral Home in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, WTVC reports.

“At first we were okay with it,” said a family member, “but like I told the guy, I said this was very disrespectful to my dad.”

Taylor’s family said the funeral home refused to put George Taylor in a casket because of problems with his life insurance payment.

Taylor’s son, James, said the family was given little notice of the problem prior to the visitation.

“They came to me and told me that unless $9,000 was paid, they couldn’t put him into the ground,” he told ABC 7 New York.

“Mr. Taylor was a two-term Vietnam Vet,” wrote Ella Moss on Facebook. “We live in the Greatest Country in the world, and this is the best we can do for our soldiers. Not even a pillow for his head.”

Funeral home representative David Cummings said they did what the family asked.

“We were trying to honor the request and let them have some closure by viewing their loved one.”

Watch George Taylor’s tribute video here

 
Photo: Facebook / Ella Moss

 
 

 
 

Lone Man Stands Against Post-Election Protesters

 Political  Comments Off on Lone Man Stands Against Post-Election Protesters
Nov 122016
 

A lone man stood against a crowd of hundreds of protesters in Dallas and held up a hilarious sign.

The crowd was holding signs up like “This Is Not My President” and “White Silence = White Violence.”

One courageous man stood up against them:
lone-man

 

 

Here’s what his sign said:
lone-man-2

He’s right!

These protesters are acting like Trump is going to kill all the gays, make slavery legal again, and take away women’s rights… Like he’s a Muslim or something!

 
via Gateway Pundit

Sadie’s Hero

 Amusing  Comments Off on Sadie’s Hero
Nov 072016
 

A Diabetic Alert Dog was acting op, so a mom called the school to check on her daughter. What the dog sensed is remarkable.

How do you live up to a name like Hero?

Well, for this clever little Lab, it’s all part of the day job.

Hero is a trained diabetic alert dog. He has kept four-year-old Sadie safe ever since he joined her and her family as a puppy.

Sadie was born with Down’s syndrome and, three months later, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Hero is there to let her parents know when Sadie’s blood sugar levels drop too low or get too high, using his strong sense of smell.

He’s able to detect changes to her blood sugar levels through an odour that’s emitted by the body when those chemical changes occur.

When the blood sugar levels are too low, Hero whines and will offer her parents his left paw. When they’re too high, he offers them the right paw.

Which is pretty incredible in itself. But, last December, the family say the closeness of the bond between Sadie and her Hero became even clearer.

On the day in question, Sadie was in her special needs class at Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills, while Hero was at home in Pleasant Grove, over five miles away.

Hero started behaving as he would whenever Sadie’s blood sugar levels are dropping. ‘He’s normally a very quiet dog. Whining is not in his protocol. But he just started whining and he would not stop,’ mum Michelle Brooks told KUTV News.

Michelle wasn’t sure what it could be, given that Sadie was miles away, but decided to call her school just in case.

‘(Sadie’s mom) called me and asked if I could check her numbers and they were fine,’ teacher Ms.Stoneman explained. ‘I tested her and it was fine. Then within half an hour she went down.’

Sadie’s headteacher Caroline Knadler, who also has Type 1 diabetes, couldn’t believe the dog had sensed a problem, despite the two being miles apart.

‘I’ll be honest, it kinda blew my mind,’ she said. ‘How can it be based on smell? It really got me thinking. What is Hero alerting on?’

Hero’s trainer KC Owens agreed it was pretty unbelievable. ‘I can’t explain it,’ she said. ‘I think it’s like mother’s intuition. These dogs have abilities and senses beyond our understanding.’

In a Facebook post, written after the story of Sadie and Hero was shared on US TV, mum Michelle wrote: ‘We were nervous to do the story because we didn’t want to give the impression that all dogs alerts long distance. They don’t. We didn’t want to appear like we were making crazy claims about our dog’s ability.

‘While we can’t and won’t even try to explain how this happens, we feel blessed. Even without the long distance alerts, he is amazing!’
She also responded to comments that Hero was a little more ‘cuddly’ than he should be. ‘I want to assure everyone that he is very healthy and we see his vet often to assure he stays that way,’ she said.

‘Bottom line is he’s the perfect dog for Sadie in every way. His size and structure was actually one of the reasons KC matched him to us.’
The clue’s in the name really.

 

Patriot Of The Day: Captain Clay Higgins

 Political  Comments Off on Patriot Of The Day: Captain Clay Higgins
Feb 192016
 

Police Captain Clay Higgins personally threatens ruthless gang members.

Can you say Hero?

Call the following numbers if you know the whereabouts of these wanted men: U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Officer Tyler Folse (337) 277-9667, Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigator Anthony Pardo (337) 400-9064 or email [email protected],Trooper Paul Dubois at (337) 277-3503 or email [email protected]

 

Col. Robert L. Howard – The Man The Vietcong Couldn’t Kill

 Amusing, Information, Political  Comments Off on Col. Robert L. Howard – The Man The Vietcong Couldn’t Kill
Jan 032016
 

Col. Robert L. Howard

Col. Robert L. Howard (aka The Real Rambo) was the most decorated soldier / veteran in American history. It’s people like him who make this country GREAT!

This guy was a serious war fighter that played no games with the Vietcong. He racked and stacked bodies during The Vietnam War and was about black ops as it gets.

Col. Robert L. Howard

A Staff Sergeant in MACV-SOG which is a highly classified unit. This man was wounded 14 times during his 54 months of combat. He was actually put in for the Medal of Honor three separate times, but he did not receive either of the first 2 Medal of Honors because the actions that he performed took place in countries where the United States was fighting covertly and The President could not award him the Medal of Honor for actions in Cambodia since we were not supposed to be there to begin with. However he was award the Medal of Honor, 8 Purple Hearts, 1 Distinguished Service Cross, 1 Silver Star, and 4 Bronze Stars.

Actual citation for his actions.

FIRST LIEUTENANT
ROBERT L. HOWARD
UNITED STATES ARMY

for service as set forth in the following CITATION:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 1st Lt. Howard (then SFC .), distinguished himself while serving as platoon sergeant of an American-Vietnamese platoon which was on a mission to rescue a missing American soldier in enemy controlled territory in the Republic of Vietnam. The platoon had left its helicopter landing zone and was moving out on its mission when it was attacked by an estimated 2-company force. During the initial engagement, 1st Lt. Howard was wounded and his weapon destroyed by a grenade explosion. 1st Lt. Howard saw his platoon leader had been wounded seriously and was exposed to fire. Although unable to walk, and weaponless, 1st Lt. Howard unhesitatingly crawled through a hail of fire to retrieve his wounded leader. As 1st Lt. Howard was administering first aid and removing the officer’s equipment, an enemy bullet struck 1 of the ammunition pouches on the lieutenant’s belt, detonating several magazines of ammunition. 1st Lt. Howard momentarily sought cover and then realizing that he must rejoin the platoon, which had been disorganized by the enemy attack, he again began dragging the seriously wounded officer toward the platoon area. Through his outstanding example of indomitable courage and bravery, 1st Lt. Howard was able to rally the platoon into an organized defense force. With complete disregard for his safety, 1st Lt. Howard crawled from position to position, administering first aid to the wounded, giving encouragement to the defenders and directing their fire on the encircling enemy. For 312 hours 1st Lt. Howard’s small force and supporting aircraft successfully repulsed enemy attacks and finally were in sufficient control to permit the landing of rescue helicopters. 1st Lt. Howard personally supervised the loading of his men and did not leave the bullet-swept landing zone until all were aboard safely. 1st Lt. Howard’s gallantry in action, his complete devotion to the welfare of his men at the risk of his life were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.

howard

Col. Robert Howard died on Dec 23,2009 of pancreatic cancer in Waco, Texas.

Source…

 

Awards and decorations

  • Medal of Honor
  • Distinguished Service Cross (with one oak leaf cluster)
  • Silver Star
  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit (with three oak leaf clusters)
  • Bronze Star (with three oak leaf clusters and “V” device)
  • Purple Heart (with a silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters)
  • Meritorious Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters)
  • Air Medal (with “V” Device and numeral 3. One award for heroism and two for aerial achievement)
  • Joint Service Commendation
  • Army Commendation Medal (with “V” device and one each silver and bronze oak leaf clusters. 4 awards for valor and 3 for achievement)
  • Joint Service Achievement
  • Army Achievement
  • Good Conduct Medal, 4 Good Conduct Loops (4 awards)
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal
  • Vietnam Service Medal
  • NCO Professional Development Ribbon with 2 device
  • Army Overseas Ribbon
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, w/3 Service stars (3 awards)
  • Army Presidential Unit Citation, 1st Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Presidential Unit Citation (United States) 2001, Studies and Observations Group
  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • Army Meritorious Unit Citation

Foreign decorations

  • Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 device
  • Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star (Corps citation)
  • Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star (Division citation)
  • Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star (Regiment or Brigade citation)
  • Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal 2nd Award
  • Vietnam Wound Medal
  • Vietnam Civil Actions Medal 2nd Award
  • Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Unit Citation with Palm, 1st Oak Leaf Cluster (Unit citation)
  • Republic of Korea Order of National Security Merit (Samil Medal)

Badges, qualifications and tabs

  • Ranger Tab
  • Special Forces Tab
  • Combat Infantryman Badge
  • Aircrew Badge
  • Master Parachutist Badge
  • Pathfinder Badge
  • Air Assault Badge
  • Expert Infantryman’s Badge
  • Vietnamese Ranger Badge
  • Vietnamese Master Parachute Badge
  • Thai Master Parachute Wings
  • Korean Master Parachute Badge
  • Thai Balloonist Badge
  • French Parachutist Badge

 

via

An Honest Video About Race And Traffic Stops

 Political  Comments Off on An Honest Video About Race And Traffic Stops
Aug 272015
 

Great video. This man speaks the truth!

A video of a young African American man talking candidly and honestly about a recent traffic stop in Lexington County is now reaching a larger audience due to social media in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed man in North Charleston.

Will Stack, a 22-year-old service member with the Army National Guard, says in the video he was pulled over by a Lexington police officer for “improper use of the median.”

According to Stack, he was pulling out of the Lexington County Courthouse in an attempt to make a left turn. Stack said he noticed the lane in front of him was full and the median was not, so he drove the car through the median to get to the left turn lane.

Seconds later, Stack says he was pulled over by the police officer, who immediately asked to see his license, registration, and proof of insurance.

“Now, I will say that why he was here with me, I made sure my hands were on the steering wheel, I made sure to speak very politely as I always do. I did what he told me to do. I handed him the information and I sat here and waited and turned my music down,” Stack said in the video.

Stack says the officer returns a short time later and explains the proper use of a median. Stack admits he made a poor choice.

“I was in the wrong, I didn’t realize it,” Stack said. “I just did it out of habit.”

Stack received a warning from the officer and both went on their respective ways. Minutes later, Stack pulled out his smartphone and began to talk.

“The point of this is to say that I am an African American male, this gentleman was Caucasian. There were no problems. He did his job, I did what I was supposed to do, and that was it.”

Read more…

Will Stack

 

Wallpaper Of The Day: Knock, Knock

 Wallpaper  Comments Off on Wallpaper Of The Day: Knock, Knock
Aug 232015
 
Wallpaper Of The Day: Knock, Knock

Click to enlarge

Knock, Knock – U.S. Marines attached to 1st Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment – “The Lava Dogs” stack up for door breaching with a water charge at Lava Viper aboard Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, May 28, 2015. Combat Engineers and Assaultmen build different charges in order to breach through doors.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez/Released)

 
via