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Letter from a War

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in The Blog | 0 comments

Letter from a War

I’ve been putting this piece off for a few days, gathering perspective. Okay, that’s not the complete truth. The more truthful statement is that I’ve been putting it off because there is a certain amount of personal pain associated with this post. After reading further, I think y’all will understand.

I was cleaning out some cubical drawers last week, cubicles which have traveled with me, beginning in the late 1980’s, from Birmingham, to Memphis (and quite a few moves to different apartments in both of those cities) and eventually back here to the Walter Wellborn community in Calhoun County, AL. I needed to clear a drawer for recent correspondence, because the drawer in question contained mostly receipts from utility companies and rental agencies dating way, way, back in time.

In the very back of the drawer, wedged into a crack, I found a letter to me from my now-deceased older brother, Greg. The letter was dated:

LCPL Gregory C. Rollins

Btry L 4th BN 14th Marines

Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5090


2300hrs 3Feb 1991

At that time, I’m sure you will recall, George H. W. Bush had formed a coalition to get Saddam Hussein’s troops out of Kuwait. Greg’s Marine Reserve artillery unit, located, if memory serves, in Irondale AL, was activated and sent to the deserts of California to train; just in case the troops already beating the Iraquis like yard-dogs needed extra help. None of us, when Greg’s unit was activated, knew that the war would only last twenty minutes or so. When Lima Battery was loading their gear up on the buses to take them out to Pendleton, our family and those of all the other Marines in Greg’s unit were pretty sure that we were sending out loved ones to fight a war and risk their lives for raggedy-ass Kuwait, a country that some of us weren’t really sure we could point to on a map. Not to put too fine a point on it; but we (the families) were scared. Very scared.

I’m reproducing below an excerpted paragraph from the long-lost letter found in the back of my drawer. I have a few more things to say after the break.

I miss you a shitload little brother, and I look forward to seeing you again.  I’ve pretty much stayed away from serious drinking-not that I’m too busy-I’ve just got little to celebrate.  I probably should celebrate my occupation as a professional warrior but the destruction of life and human endeavor is seldom something to toast.  I have to, however, celebrate the comaraderie and love I feel for my fellow Marine.  We are an organization that puts great emphasis on the unit, the task at hand, and the “big picture”.  Each man here is made to feel essential whether you compute data, drive a truck, pull a lanyard or man a machine gun pit.  I have an assignment and no matter how trivial it may seem, it is treated as though the whole exercise depended on it.  There is boredom.  There is bullshit.  But so far it is a magnificently well run machine.  I have a pride now that I could not feel if I had chosen another service.

The reason that I’m writing this now, and reproducing that little excerpt, is that I’m wondering: How many of y’all have received letters like the one I just quoted?

I’m well aware that this isn’t Veteran’s Day, or Memorial Day. Some of y’all may think that the subject of this post would be better published on a holiday where our beloved Veteran’s are honored. I think not. See, to those of us who have family members who are honorably serving now, or served in the past; every day is Veteran’s day. Every day is Memorial Day. Thoughts of our loved ones, and their service to their country is present with us ALL THE TIME.

The same goes for the families of First-Responders. Every time their loved ones leave the house, there is a worry that their beloved will not come home at the end of their shift, or ever. I know, y’all. Odds are I’m “preaching to the choir”. I also know that I have friends who will very much appreciate the sentiments expressed here. May God Bless y’all.

A Little Perspective

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in The Blog | 0 comments

A Little Perspective

Just in case you though Marty and I were delusional on last week’s live show, take a look at this video from Lauren Southern.  When Lauren talks about her city’s Pride Parade, remember that Marty and I have been saying for years that the gay community needs better representation.  We’ve said FOR YEARS that if the gay community truly wants to be accepted by Middle America that they should STOP TRYING TO SCARE THE HELL OUT OF MIDDLE AMERICA.  In Miss Southern, we are happy to see that the younger generation feels the same way.

Post-Show Supplemental

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in The Blog | 0 comments

Post-Show Supplemental

If you weren’t tuned in to last night’s live Honest Answer Radio Show, you may want to follow the link, and catch up.

Marty and I both got a little heated last night, as we were talking about subjects about which both of us are rather passionate.  There will be no apologies given, nor will we be doing any backtracking.  The Honest Answer always stands behind the content and the emotions of our shows; those who don’t like the intensity don’t have to listen.  That being said; it’s always nice when someone that Marty and I both respect comes out making a statement that agrees with our point of view.  Apparently, Tucker Carlson of Fox News also believes that Donald Trump needs to lay off criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his recusal from the Russia investigation.  More after the break.

All of the reasons that Tucker Carlson listed in his commentary are valid, and true, and relevant; but I believe that the President should lay off Sessions for the additional reason that our US Attorney General deserves respect for being a man of his word.  Here in the Deep South, a Southern Gentleman is expected to keep his word, even if it is painful to do so.  Jeff Sessions is most definitely a Southern Gentleman; also, I expect that the Attorney General, when making the decision to recuse himself, had sacred Scripture in mind, specifically James 15:12, to wit:

But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

Attorney General Sessions is a Christian man, and I am sure that he is intimately familiar with the above Scripture.  Although our Lord doesn’t really like oath-taking, it is allowed; however, we Christians are expected to do what we say we will do, without the need for an oath.  Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would recuse himself from any investigation into the Trump Campaign’s relations with Russia.  No one, especially the President, should be either surprised or appalled that Sessions kept his word, even though such a thing is as common in Washington as the Dodo.  Some things are more important that political expediency.

h/t:  The Hill

 

The Left is Out of Its Flippin’ Mind

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in The Blog | 0 comments

The Left is Out of Its Flippin’ Mind

But y’all already knew that.

Still, I feel compelled to offer some proof, after making such a bold claim in the headline.  I’ve gathered a few choice things from around the internet.  Enjoy, y’all, and proceed with your Monday.

Kellyanne Conway spoke with the most-busted leftist host on the Most Busted Network in News yesterday, Chris Cuomo.  The Russia\collusion narrative is strong in Chris, even after all the chops-busting he’s suffered at the hands of Project Veritas and President Trump.  More on Chris at the bottom of this post.

The Washington Post, bastion of left-leaning “journalism” in DC, tried to connect Rep. Steve Scalise’ shooter to a right-wing radio show.  I’m not kidding.  Follow the link, which goes to a post at the Washington Free Beacon.  I ain’t in the mood to link to WaPo.  I wouldn’t do that to y’all on a Monday.

You are going to have to follow this link to Powerline to read about the gender-confused Left.  The crazy is so strong with this story that it defies explanation.  The good folks at Powerline make a mighty effort, though, but even the brilliant Steven Hayward struggles manfully with it.

The Scriptural Book of Proverbs is apparently a Republican document, according to a yutz at Politico.  Check out this post at PJ Media for a great analysis, and rebuttal.

Yes, the crazy is growing, and will overwhelm us all if we don’t fight it.  Luckily for us, Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise are on the case.  Enjoy this video, one of the best of the Great Meme War of 2017.

 

 

Establishment “Journalists” Try to Get Others Killed at G20

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in The Blog | 0 comments

Establishment “Journalists” Try to Get Others Killed at G20

Strong words in the headline, I know; watch these videos I’m embedding below, and see for yourself if I’m being too harsh.  You WILL see this material again, y’all.

Network Giants Fall Hard, Don’t They?

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in The Blog | 0 comments

Network Giants Fall Hard, Don’t They?

There is a scene in the great movie, “Ronin” where Robert DeNiro’s character tests the reflexes of a former spy, played by Stellan Skaarsgard.

Yeah, the old reflexes die hard.  I’m looking a you, CNN.  See, over the holiday weekend, CNN tracked down the fella who made the now-famous meme which the President tweeted over the weekend.  From RealClearPolitics:

Notably, CNN decided not to reveal the identity of the Reddit user, HanAssholeSolo, if he issued an apology and promised not to continue publishing racist material. Some political commenters are calling the move by the CNN investigative team extortion. Donald Trump Jr. retweeted Dave Rubin‘s accusation that CNN extorted a private citizen for legal behavior. 

For a more complete take on CNN’s bullying of a private citizen, check out the embedded video.

Today, James O’Keefe released another video, and, well…just watch.

They just can’t seem to help themselves, folks.  I think the behavior of CNN over the last year has revealed a truly hateful, spiteful, bitter and cynical culture throughout all levels of The Most Busted Name in News.  You will see this material again tomorrow night, when Marty and I do the live show.

I couldn’t end this post without reminding everyone of the hubris of the CNN crew.  Remember the last night of CNN’s coverage of the Democrat National Convention when Hillary Clinton was all but crowned Queen of America?  Everything for CNN seemed to go downhill after that.  Here’s a little reminder of CNN’s last good day on the air, to remind them of how far down they have fallen.

We Told You So…Again

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in The Blog | 0 comments

We Told You So…Again

Honestly, though, y’all didn’t need Marty and I to tell you that the folks who run the Mainstream Media outlets think that y’all are stupid. That’s a fact that has been clear for years; but Project Veritas, in their newest video, provide the visual and audible proof that CNN’s producers believe firmly that Flyover Country is entirely populated by morons.  Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Panjandrums of All Truth are convinced that you are, in at least one dude’s words, “stupid as shit”.  Don’t take my word for it, though…watch the embedded video.  More after the break.

If you don’t believe that Hillary Clinton would have been a better President than Donald Trump; you are stupid as shit.  If you don’t believe that the government should force you to go against your religious convictions and celebrate gay marriage, you are stupid as shit.  If you think that all white people aren’t racist, you are stupid as shit.  If you believe that feminism has nothing to do with equal rights for men and women, you are stupid as shit.  If you don’t allow CNN to tell you what to believe about everything; you are stupid as shit.  Getting the idea?

You can share this video by sharing this post on Facebook; or you can go to Project Veritas’ YouTube page and share if from there.  However you do it, share this video.  Everybody needs to see it.

Unfiltered Truth

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in The Blog | 0 comments

Unfiltered Truth

Some of y’all are old enough to remember a time when major networks were trusted to bring us not only the news of the day, but truthful reportage.  I’m only recently coming to realize exactly how long ago that time was; so long ago, in fact, that a lot of the consumers of online media were not even born.  Wild, huh?

So…do y’all want to see something REALLY wild?

Actually, a lot of you out there are already familiar with Project Veritas’ most recent work, but I’m highlighting it today because it shows just exactly how far the mainstream has fallen in their greed for ratings and advertising cash.  Truth seems to be not first, second, third….maybe not even on the list of things that mainstream outlets like CNN have on their agenda.  Watch the videos below.  Consider subscribing to Project Veritas’ YouTube page, and maybe even donating money to the cause.  I think y’all know what I’m going to say next; but I’m saying it, anyway:  Write this stuff down on your hand, ’cause you WILL see this material again.

 

And here’s the most recent Project Veritas release, wherein our old buddy Van Jones makes an appearance; telling the truth, for a change.  Of course ol’ Van didn’t know there was a camera and a microphone working at the time…

Does Fauxcahontas Respect Veterans? Really?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in The Blog | 0 comments

Does Fauxcahontas Respect Veterans?  Really?

I think the question is relevant, especially in light of this article from The Washington Free Beacon.  From TFB post:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) took 113 days to reply to a veteran group’s open letter, and her response did not address the group’s central concern about her advocacy for illegal immigrants.

The Boston Herald reports that Warren told the Massachusetts-based Veterans Assisting Veterans advocacy group that she would help them by opposing President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to Veterans Affairs, food stamps, and Medicaid.

But Warren did not address the VAV’s original criticisms that she and other Democrats were giving illegal immigrants more attention than veterans. She also did not discuss the Boston mayor’s plan to house illegal immigrants in the City Hall.

So…113 days to respond, and then doesn’t actually answer the concerns of veterans.  Hmmm.  I think Senator Warren has more explaining to do.  Let’s pause for a moment, and think about exactly who we are talking about here.  I’m including a little video aid to the thinking process.  Enjoy.

What a World

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in The Blog | 0 comments

What a World

Only in the Through-the-Looking-Glass prism of Israeli/Palestinian conflict can terrorists be seen as heroes, and the killing of a terrorist in the middle of an act of terrorism be seen as a war crime; but that’s how it is, y’all.  Don’t take my word for it.  Watch the embedded video.  You can take it for granted that Marty and I will have something to say about it on tonight’s live show.