Historical happenings

12/3/1925 ~ The League of Nations orders Greece to pay an indemnity for the October invasion of Bulgaria.

12/3/1950 ~ The Chinese close in on Pyongyang, Korea, and UN forces withdraw southward.

12/3/1984 ~ Toxic gas leaks from a Union Carbide plant and results in the deaths of thousands in Bhopal, India.

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Historical happenings

11/12/1859 ~ The first flying-trapeze circus act is performed by Jules Leotard at the Circus Napoleon.

11/12/1938 ~ Mexico agrees to compensate the United States for land seizures.

11/12/1968 ~ The U.S. Supreme Court voids an Arkansas law banning the teaching of evolution in public schools.

11/11/2017

To all my Brothers with whom I shed blood, here is to this day.
Thank you for serving our Country.

You can have Freedom or

Security, but you cannot

have both at the same time.

Idiot’s Corner

Every person in the military, from a Boot to a General knows the General Orders by rote. Those are learned in basic and drilled into one’s memory.

This Petty Officer 2nd class evidently believed she was above those orders.

Navy Sailor Refuses To Stand For National Anthem – IMMEDIATELY Regrets It.

Written by David Miller

A former Navy intelligence specialist recently took a page out of Colin Kaepernick’s playbook and refused to stand for the national anthem during morning colors. However, she quickly learned she’d made a huge mistake.

Conservative Tribune reported that Petty Officer 2nd Class Janaye Ervin was stripped of her security clearance and assigned to menial labor for a few days before she was forced to leave the Navy for disrespecting our country so blatantly.

It all started on September 19, when Ervin refused to stand for the anthem when she was on reserve duty at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. The International BusinessTimes reported that Ervin claimed she was trying to make a statement about blacks being persecuted in the United States by doing this.  “I just didn’t want to stand at that moment,” Ervin said “I can’t stand for this song knowing that the song isn’t for me, being black. The song doesn’t represent me at all. To be honest, I never really thought about the flag my entire life, I had no reason to. It’s just a flag.”

The next day, Ervin’s superiors read her her rights and gave her a warning about potentially compromising her security clearance, which she needed for both her military and civilian job. One day after that, she was stripped of her security clearance and escorted out of the secure area where she was working.

Ervin is now claiming that she was never told which order she was violating, but this is clearly a lie since she violated the 10th General Order for Sentries, “…To salute all officers and colors and standards not cased…..” which is taught in Navy boot camp.

All members of the Navy are required to memorize all 11 general orders in bootcamp, and they are aware that violating any one of them is subject to Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and is subject to whatever punishment is decided by court-martial.

On September 21, Ervin took to Facebook to publicly whine about how “unfair” this has been for her.  “The Navy has decided to punish me for defending the Constitution and has taken away my equipment I need to do my Naval job,” she wrote, according to PopularMilitary.com.

Hey, Janaye, the Navy did not take ANYTHING from you – you forfeited your own job when you knowingly violated a general order.

SHARE this story if you think she got what she deserved.

Squealing Lefties

You have to know this ban on the Trans would set off the glitter set in Hollyweird and every patch of sparkle elsewhere and it did.

At long last…from Rico

Barry-the-fairy’s Marxist social-engineering ‘experiment’ allowing ‘transgenders’ into the US military has been shut down.
– About time, and at long last.

Of course, like everything Homo 44 did, it was NOT meant to do anything positive or constructive, but exactly the opposite…the motive was negative and destructive.
– The US military was targeted for destruction by the Left.

Predictable, the insane Left is ‘fit to be tied’ (gee, you’d think they’d rather enjoy that) and is rallying to support the 250 military members affected out of 1.3 million service members. Do the math for yourself. It’s a lot like dropping a wooden shoe (a sabot) into the gears of an efficient machine. [read: sabotage]
– And with a mere 3/10th’s of one percent of the total US population ‘mentally ill’ and/or ‘confused’ enough to assert they are ‘transgender’ this was always a case of the Marxist tail wagging the dog and nothing more. [XX and XY ‘trumps’ ridiculous socialist social-cultural experimentation and insane theories.]

The Left needs to “butt out” [pun intentional] of military matters, something they know absolutely nothing about…except that they hate, loathe, and want to destroy it.
– Meanwhile, back in Mommy’s basement…like the good little Marxist youth that they are…ANTIFA is preparing to do battle against the real defenders of the nation.

What about our vets now?

We only see them here, in whatever condition they exist in at the moment.
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And then there was Barfoot, Van T.

Van T Barfoot died, probably doesn’t make a bump in your quotidian life. Well read this, it should change your idea of what an American stands for, where, when and how.

Remember the guy who wouldn’t take the flag pole down on his Virginia property a while back? You might remember the news story several months ago about a crotchety old man in Virginia who defied his local Homeowners Association, and refused to take down the flag pole on his property along with the large American flag he flew on it. Now we learn who that old man was. On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in Edinburg, Texas . That probably didn’t make news back then. But twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944, near Carano, Italy , that same Van T. Barfoot, who had in 1940 enlisted in the U.S. Army, set out alone to flank German machine gun positions from which gunfire was raining down on his fellow soldiers. His advance took him through a minefield but having done so, he proceeded to single-handedly take out three enemy machine gun positions, returning with 17 prisoners of war.
van1 And if that weren’t enough for a day’s work, he later took on and destroyed three German tanks sent to retake the machine gun positions.

van2That probably didn’t make much news either, given the scope of the war, but it did earn Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a Colonel after also serving in Korea and Vietnam , a well deserved Congressional Medal of Honor.van4
van3What did make news…Was hisNeighborhood Association’s quibblewith how the 90-year- old veteran chose to fly the American flag outside his suburban Virginia home.

 

 

 

 

 

Seems the HOA rules said it was OK to fly a flag on a house-mounted bracket, but, for decorum, items such as Barfoot’s 21-foot flagpole were “unsuitable”.

Van Barfoot had been denied a permit for the pole, but erected it anyway and was facing court action unless he agreed to take it down.
Then the HOA story made national TV, and the Neighborhood Association rethought its position and agreed to indulge this aging herowho dwelt among them.
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“In the time I have left”, he said to the Associated Press, “I plan to continue to fly the American flag without interference.” As well he should. And if any of his neighbors had taken a notion to contest him further, they might have one well to read his Medal of Honor citation first. Seems it indicates Mr. VanBarfoot wasn’t particularly good at backing down.van8

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WE ONLY LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE! AND, BECAUSE OF OLD MEN LIKE VAN BARFOOT!van10van11