With gratitude…Memorial Day 2017

May 29, 2017

 

Sharing in a longstanding tradition of paying tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for freedom,  more than 5,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts placed American flags on the graves of over 88,000 veterans Saturday morning. The flag placement preceded other commemorative events which took place at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

The scouts are made aware that their freedom is maintained by the dedication and sacrifices of others. As they approach each grave, the scouts read the name of the veteran aloud, places an American flag in the ground, observes a brief moment of silence….and salutes each fallen patriot.  Within an hour, the entire cemetery is decorated with thousands of American flags. Most importantly, the lesson of gratitude and the knowledge that freedom isn’t free, will stay with these young scouts throughout their lives.

The flags will remain in place until Tuesday, when the scouts will return to retrieve them and place them in storage for use next year.

On this Memorial Day, e invite you to listen to this moving rendition ofTaps played by the U.S. Marine Band.


Trump’s decisive action against Syria wins support

April 7, 2017

Following Tuesday’s deadly chemical weapon attack that killed at least 75 and seriously injuring scores of other innocent Syrian civilians , President Donald Trump issued this statement

“Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world. These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution. President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a “red line” against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing. The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this intolerable attack.”

Thursday the president ordered missile strikes against the Syrian airfield from which the deadly chemical attacks were launched.

According to this April 7 Reuters news report, initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure and equipment at Shayrat Airfield, reducing the Syrian government’s ability to deliver chemical weapons,” said Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis.

initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft, support infrastructure and equipment at Shayrat Airfield, reducing the Syrian government’s ability to deliver chemical weapons,” said Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis. 

Numerous allies supported Trump’s action as an “appropriate” and “just” response. 

The Telegraph, a British newspaper reports, “The UK Government fully supports the US action, which we believe was an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime, and is intended to deter further attacks.”

Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister, said that the “Australian government strongly supports the swift and just response of the United States.”

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu also issued a statement of full support ”saying that “in both word and action” Mr Trump “sent a strong and clear message” that “the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.”

Saudi Arabia on Friday stated it “fully supports” the strikes, saying it was a “courageous decision” by President Donald Trump in response to the use of chemical weapons against civilians.

Democrat U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, (Hawaii), condemned the attack tweeting that Trump’s military strikes in Syria are reckless and short-sighted. She followed the path of Russian President Vladimir Putin whose spokesman said the strike had seriously damaged ties between Washington and Moscow. Putin, a staunch ally of Syria’s Assad, regarded the U.S. action as “aggression against a sovereign nation” on a “made-up pretext.”

Dijon’s Grey Poupon’s mustard ad had the perfect tagline to address Gabbard’s and Putin’s responses: “But, of course.


Gay porn scandal rocks U.S. military

March 19, 2017

Dishonorable behavior a direct result of the armed forces becoming a place for leftist social experimentation

The USA Today report is labeled, EXCLUSIVE and headlined, ”Gay porn scandal hits military.” Readers are informed that “images on websites show men in uniform engaging in sex acts.” These images “have made their way on to gay porn websites.”

Thank the liberals whose hard-core belief is that anything goes and restrictions of any kind denote bigotry. Few of them have served in the military and lack the understanding of preparedness and the problems associated with interjecting homosexuals into close living and sleeping quarters.

In 1950, President Harry Truman, a retired Amy Major who served in WWI, signed the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which set up discharge rules for homosexual service members.

President Ronald Reagan’s defense directive of 1982 stated “homosexuality is incompatible with military service,” also resulting in discharge. Reagan served in the U.S. Army Air Force attaining the rank of Captain.

By 1992, President Bill Clinton, who used subterfuge to dodge the draft, vowed to lift the ban. The following year, however, he introduced a compromise policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Barack Obama who also never served in the military made full repeal of the law a centerpiece of his 2008 presidential campaign.

By 2010, within days of each other, the U.S. House and Senate voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” ending the ban altogether. Those presidents who wore the military uniform know all too well that social experimentation and feel good politics have no place either in bunks or on the battlefield.

In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right, meaning all fifty states must allow such ceremonies, invalidating all previous laws. In celebration, Barack Obama bathed the White House in lights of rainbow hues, symbolizing his unity with those now simply called LGBT.

Along the way, the language changed dramatically as incrementalism crept into the mix, aided in large part by media and Hollywood trendsetters.  Same sex partners now represent “marriage equality.”  Homosexuals have vanished — replaced by “gays” who celebrate their sexuality by holding Pride Parades. The rest of us are merely “straight” and as such, have no exclusive parades, forcing us to join cowboys and bagpipers at the rodeo and St. Patrick‘s Day events. In Phoenix much ado was made of the fact that liberal Mayor Greg Stanton and his then-wife Nicole led the Pride Parade, as the first straight marshals.  

Voicing disapproval of the increasingly aggressive homosexual agenda carries the risk of having the trendy label “homophobe” etched indelibly across your forehead, though there is no fear (phobia) involved. Such shut down tactics have elevated deviant behavior to the new norm and brought us to the place where this previously unthinkable gay porn scandal could occur in the United States military.


Illegals or vets: Who gets McCain’s attention?

February 26, 2017

The plight of U. S. military vets who were enticed with cash bonuses to sign up for extra tours of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago is making the news as the Pentagon is demanding the vets repay the enlistment bonuses. The enticement of $15,000 or more was given as an incentive when the military was struggling to fill its ranks.

Soldiers say the military is reneging on 10-year-old agreements and imposing severe financial hardship on veterans whose only mistake was to accept the bonuses.

In 2010, after reports surfaced of improper payments, a federal investigation found that thousands of bonuses and student loan payments were given to California Guard soldiers who did not qualify for them, or were approved despite paperwork errors.

Last October, the Los Angeles Times reported on the devastating impact on nearly 10,000 soldiers who have been ordered to repay the substantial enlistment bonuses, or be slapped with interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens if they refuse.

Some high ranking Guard officers were charged and convicted after pleading guilty to filing false claims resulting in $ millions in payouts. But instead of forgiving the improper bonuses, the California Guard assigned 42 auditors to comb through paperwork for bonuses and other incentive payments given to the soldiers, a process that was finally completed last month. The National Guard Bureau, the Pentagon agency that oversees state Guard organizations,  has acknowledged that bonus overpayments occurred in every state at the height of the two wars. 

Arizona National Guard members were not immune to this debacle. This past Friday, the Arizona Republic reported on Ashley Christopher, 33, who finds her world turned upside down, after being forced to sell her home to try to repay the bonus she received.

Amnesty proponents John McCain and Jeff Flake are going to bat to help the so-called “DREAMers”  foreign nationals who are currently 35 years of age or younger and claim they were brought here before they were 16 years old by their parents who illegally invaded the United States. Verifying how many came as babes in arms or ably propelled themselves over the border last year at age 34 is impossible to substantiate. We need to call this farce what it is: Stealth Amnesty. It is also a liberal “dream” come true, lacking any means of verification while permanently swelling the ranks of the Democrat Party.

McCain chairs the Senate Armed Services committee. He should be directing his efforts toward American National Guard members who are being threatened by the Pentagon to repay reenlistment bonuses they signed up for in good faith.

John McCain’s abysmal record with veterans is well-known and recently evident during the Phoenix VA hospital scandals, which occurred right under his nose. Why does he choose to allow illegals to capture his attention?


McBull in the news

January 26, 2017

Why does military repeatedly receive the back of McCain’s hand?

Did we need the AZ Republic to tell us that “John McCain has come out swinging against the Trump administration“?

The article begins with the mystifying words, “John McCain is making it very clear that he isn’t just going to go along with everything President Donald Trump proposes, despite the fact they are both Republicans.”

Let’s be clear. John McCain only hauls out that cumbersome “R” to place next to his name when ballots are printed.  He prefers themaverick” designation (video), meaning he’s pushing back against Republican principles at every opportunity.

McCain is still smarting from the beating he took at the hands of Barack Hussein Obama, whose middle name he banished from American lips as unfitting, although Obama proudly used it in both of his inauguration ceremonies.

After President Donald Trump announced he would be launching a major investigation into voter fraud, megalomaniac octogenarian McCain boasted about his own vicious 2016 Senate reelection campaign saying, “Listen, I won by 14 points. I’m absolutely sure that there was not a single illegal vote in that election in Arizona.”  McCain must have missed this video, showing irrefutable proof of ballot box stuffing in Phoenix, which was the impetus for a law halting what became known as ballot harvesting.

Rasmussen Reports’ Daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that less than a week into his presidency, Donald Trump is scoring points with Americans — with a 57% approval rating on Wednesday. On Monday, the question revolved around Pres. Trump’s use of the phrase “America First” to describe his trade and foreign policy agenda. 52% agreed with the statement.

The stock market has responded favorably to Trump, with the Dow breaking above 20,000 for the first time ever. Americans are heartened, seeing many of Donald Trump’s campaign promises being carried out within days of assuming office. McCain withdrew his momentary support from Trump after he was the GOP nominee and had previously called Hillary a “rock star” he could support.

No wonder John McCain is posturing. He’s got little to show for his decades in Washington other than colluding with Democrats on amnesty for illegals and mistreating family members of Vietnam POW/MIAs who merely want him to unseal the documents regarding their loved ones. Watch his Feb. 2, 2008 despicable performance, as he disgracefully insults and shuts down Delores Alfond, Chair of the National Alliance of Families, seeking information about American POW/MIAs unaccounted for since their service in Vietnam. Ms. Alfond’s pilot brother Capt. Victor J. Apodaca was last heard from as he was flying over North Vietnam. She passed away in Dec. 2010.

McCain was also onboard with Obama’s plan to cut benefits to our military personnel, as reported in Military Advantage. And although the worse scandal involving VA hospitals, resulting in dozens of needless deaths of veterans, occurred in Phoenix, John McCain didn’t venture into the facility seeking answers.


Obama commutes tranny traitor’s sentence

January 18, 2017

Doles out plum appointments to friends

Just hours before his final exit from the White House, but still able to gleefully poke his finger in America’s eye, Barack Obama has been hard at work finding cushy government jobs for his political, tranny and sports pals — even Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law made the list. He’s also been commuting prison sentences. 

Obama has lopped off all but four months of the 35-year prison sentence of traitorous Bradley Manning the Army intelligence analyst convicted of a 2010 espionage leak that compromised national security as he revealed American military and global diplomatic activities.

In the interim, Bradley who has morphed into transgendered “Chelsea,” has weekly counseling sessions with a prison psychologist. After a 2014 lawsuit filed by Chase Strangio (who could make that up?) on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union, Bradley/Chelsea is now allowed female prison undergarments and cosmetics. American taxpayers are paying for speech therapy to feminize Manning’s vocal tone and pitch and Bradley/Chelsea is now receiving female hormone treatments intended to develop breasts and make hips curvier. “Being me is a full-time job,” according to Manning.

Still Manning, claiming life is bleak as a transgender woman in Fort Leavenworth, a men’s prison,  has experienced “uncertainty” over whether the Trump administration will deny requested sex-reassignment surgery. 

Fox News reports that in 2016 Obama lifted a ban on openly transgender military personnel and will include gender reassignment surgery at taxpayers expense. No wonder Obama has commuted this traitor’s sentence. President Donald Trump’s administration is likely to have kept Manning incarcerated, and roll back those pricey procedures when military readiness is a major concern and the VA hospital scandal which erupted here in Phoenix, remains unresolved.


Taking down Trump: Like father, like daughter – it’s in their McBlood

January 11, 2017

Report regarding John McCain being responsible for passing the intending to damage, falsified dossier on Trump to the FBI was relegated to the back page of the McCain endorsing Arizona Republic

Meghan McCain, who like her father John, declared she would not vote for Donald Trump, is now attempting to make him a one-termer days before he’s even inaugurated as President of the United States. She picks up her tactics from the dear, old dad.

Referring to left-wing Hillary supporter Meryl Streep’s wasted opportunity to thank her peers for the honor of bestowing the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes, she used her allotted time to blast Donald Trump. Previously, on July 26, 2016, Streep endorsed Clinton at the Democrat’s National Convention.

Vacuous Meghan’s twitter response: “This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won. And if people in Hollywood don’t start recognizing why and how – you will help him get re-elected.”

Meanwhile her dad, who resides in a luxury penthouse, fully staffed with 24-hour guard gate, doorman, concierge, valet parking, plus a rooftop swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, dog walk, conference and club rooms has been but a short distance from the VA debacle resulting in countless deaths from overly long wait times.

The scandal-plagued Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center is about 4 miles from McCain’s 7,000 sq. ft. penthouse condo. For a blowhard like John McCain, that’s spitting distance from his mountain-view balcony. For all of his lip service regarding being an advocate for veterans, the problems continue.

In fact of the 146 VA medical centers across the United States, Phoenix gets the worst rating.  Hospitals run by the VA are graded on a 5-point “star rating” system. Up until now, those grades have been hidden from the public.

As noted in this Dec. 2016 post, “Phx VA hospital scandal occurred under McCain’s nose,” the self-proclaimed veteran’s pal, John McCain has never ventured onto the hospital complex demanding answers from administrators. 

McCain would rather showboat at senate hearings delving into Russian cyber threats to our national security, as he implies that our elections might have been hijacked. That’s already been discredited by James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence. What was exposed was the embarrassing communications between high-ranking members of Hillary Clinton’s staff and the media.

 The Guardian, a prominent U.K. newspaper now reports that John McCain passed documents to FBI director, James Comey, last month alleging secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow and that Russian intelligence had personally compromising material on the president-elect himself. The documents are said to be “unverified “and potentially “unverifiable.” BuzzFeed, which provides a link to the documents notes the report contains errors.

In his 80’s John McCain ran for reelection to another 6-year term as though his life depended on it. He was not above accusing his able opponent, a physician and conservative two term state senator, of aiding ISIS, though he knew that was a complete fabrication. The question to ask is why?