Friday Bits and Pieces
It was bound to happen…. Putin definitely one-upped BO on Syria (our Peace Prize Preezy is the Drone King)
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
The former KGB agent has been recommended by an activist group because he ‘actively promotes settlement of all conflicts arising on the planet’.
His attempts to prevent a US air strike on Syria after suspected chemical weapons attacks on civilians was also given as a reason behind the recognition.
Despite being the main supplier of weapons to Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, fellow politicans have rushed to his defense, with one claiming he is ‘more worthy’ than Barack Obama.
Imagine….. Oh, Duh…. can you say Unions?
Imagine it. Imagine a movement so selfish that it would sabotage the operations of a venture on which vast numbers of people depend simply to gain leverage for its own agenda. Then imagine that that movement grew in numbers to the point where it could elect its own bought-and-paid-for politicians to do its bidding.
Fear of offending Obama? More like fear of retribution …BO’s reputation as a “street thug” is well documented.
Interviews with health insurers, industry consultants, nonprofit groups and people trying to sign up for coverage suggested that the number was very low. Some companies that are offering plans on the federal site said Wednesday that no one had signed up with them.
“Very, very few people that we’re aware of have enrolled in the federal exchange,” said one insurance industry official, who like many in the industry, spoke on the condition of anonymity out of concern for possibly offending the Obama administration. “We are talking single digits.”
Admission of guilt….”Doesn’t really matter when shutdown ends, We’re Winning”……..They prefer to have the shutdown, it gives them the way to beat up “We the people” and show us how big and brave they are defending Prissy Pants-in-Chief legacy.
In a stunning admission to the Wall Street Journal, a senior administration admitted that while veterans wait for services and children wait for cancer treatments, the White House doesn’t care how long the shutdown lasts because “We are winning.”
Said a senior administration official: “We are winning…It doesn’t really matter to us” how long the shutdown lasts “because what matters is the end result.”
Now we know why Obama is threatening to veto individual pieces of funding Republicans have offered to get those veterans their services and those children their cancer treatments through the National Institute of Health. Why budge when all you care about is winning and you believe that you are?
Feel good of the day…….a reminder of who our vets really are and what they stand for…from the Canada Free Press
Perhaps power hounds Senator Harry Reid and President Barack Obama are unaware of something already proven: heroic war vets never stand down.
Just a year and a half before Obama won the presidency, an unforgettable ‘‘Oorah Chapter’ of War Vets flooding Washington D.C. to defend their war memorial was written in indelible ink.
Still carried in the hearts of anyone there, the ‘Oorah Chapter’ took place on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2007, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the Mother of all anti-war protests, when a decades-ago massive march to the Pentagon demanded an end to the war in Vietnam, and was also being marked as the 4th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Incredibly, anti-war activists in Code Pink and ANSWER, with the traitorous Jane Fonda at their head, threatened to desecrate Washington war memorials during their march.
The last time anti-war activists had converged on Washington, they broke through a Capitol Hill security cordon, spray-painted the Capitol grounds, desecrated the Lone Sailor statue that stands watch at the U.S. Navy Memorial, and reportedly spat at disabled Iraq-war veteran Josh Sparling as he voiced his support for his fellow troops.
Calling it the “Mother of all Protests”, Jane Fonda, along with Cindy Sheehan and Ramsey Clark were to lead the biggest anti-war protest of all time—desecrating war memorials on their way to the Pentagon.
The Fonda-Sheehan-Clark contingent was on a roll. Their buds the Dems controlled Congress. Anti-American sentiment flourished around the globe. Anti-war activists continued to tarnish the image of American troops as one of protectors to that of war mongers.
Fonda and her comrades in arms planned to begin their well-touted-by mainstream-media march at the Vietnam Wall.
“…Fifty-eight thousand names cried out in protest and America heard the call of her fallen,” wrote Kit Jarrell in Euphoric Reality. Gathering of Eagles will be there on the 17th “to deliver a message to the flower children, 40 years overdue.”
Small Town America took a stand, standing shoulder to shoulder with veterans from groups like the Gathering of Eagles, the Nam Knights, Rolling Thunder, the POW/MIA, and veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
A Move America Forward (MAF), caravan bringing thousands of flags, homemade and store bought, left San Francisco for Washington. “Patient school children, holding homemade flags waited curbside for the caravan to pass by. Veterans wearing medals, school choirs sounding like singing angels and Americans from all walks of life left their kitchens and offices to be there when the MAF caravan was passing through Small Town America. By Texas, enthused crowds were so large, a police escort led the caravan along its way.(Canada Free Press March 17, 2007)
March 17, 2007 dawned as a bitterly cold, windswept day. But what happened in the writing of the Oorah Chapter of veterans against anti-war activists will never be forgotten.
“Ragtag by nature, Gathering of Eagles’ membership includes the wounded, both walking and in wheelchairs, the gratefully and proudly aging and the living-with-the-memory-of-lost-loved ones, brokenhearted. Some lie awake nights worrying about loved ones still in harm’s way, but the one human emotion missing from Gathering of Eagle members is disillusion. All because if there was any chance the touted anti-war protesters were going to desecrate war memorials, then the Gathering of Eagle members were going to be there—no matter from how far away they had to come, no matter in what shape March 17 was going to find them.”
Facing off on one side of the road against much younger activists, the veterans in Gathering of Eagles solidly stood their ground.
“One thing for anti-war protesters to hint at desecrating war memorials. One thing for a mainstream media to remain silent when soldiers were spat upon. Quite another to meet from the narrow distance of right across the road, the steely-eyed glint of the veterans of real wars.
Jane Fonda was a no show. It was the day that big-talking Hollywood celebrities left Cindy Sheehan out in the cold on her own.
In the end, the war vets, many of them with wounds still visible, not only stood their ground but by sheer virtue of their courage, sent the activists away from their own Mother of All protests.
As the event played out, not all of the teared over eyes in the faces in the crowd were the result of whipping Washington winds.
- Russia’s Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize (washingtontimes.com)