But the budget deal has angered military groups for a provision that cuts the one percent cost-of-living increase for non-disabled veterans under 62 years of age.
Westboro announced their plans to protest at the site of the funeral for Pfc Cody J Patterson in Corvallis, Oregon. In the end, they never showed up. Supporters of the Army ranger had vowed to protect the services of young Mr Patterson and thousands showed up ready to do just that. A large contingent of Patriot Guard Riders, a motorcycle club whose goal is to protect the services of America’s fallen heroes, were on hand to block any intrusion by Westboro.
Army Master Sgt. Christopher Grisham was awarded a mistrial when a jury of 6 split on the verdict . Prosecutors did not say whether they planned to retry him.. Grisham had been charged with a misdemeanor charge of interference with the duties of an officer.
Temple police officer Steve Ermis overstepped his authority, when he challenged Grisham’s right to carry his AR15, which is legal in the state of Texas. Ermis said that Grisham was carrying his gun “rudely”, whatever that means. He then confiscated Grisham’s rifle and his pistol, for which he had a concealed carry permit
On Sunday, veterans across the nation descended on D.C., joining truck drivers, to protest the shutdown of the war memorials, specifically, the National World War II Memorial.
While most mainstream news are reporting on the event sporadically, reports say, from those like, Dennis Michael Lynch (“DML”), a producer of films and gives live presentations about the issues facing America, reported exclusively of what he saw and said the event was a huge success.
Lynch said, “The VET march was a huge success. Thousands of people attended. I opened the ceremony with a short speech. Then other spoke including Palin and Cruz. The vets took down the barricades and tossed them in a pile near the street. Then the truckers came in. It was simply insane it was so cool.”
“Then the cops tried to block the truckers. That’s when things started to get loud. Every VET was cool, calm and collected despite the BS being put forward by the police. Then a taxi driver got pissed because of the traffic, got out of his car, and started fighting with the VETS. I captured all of this. The VETS showed unbelievable restraint.”
The Center for Security Policy on Tuesday, on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the jihadist attacks on American facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the deaths of four Americans and the wounding of many more, notified the media through email that a group of distinguished national security leaders sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, urging him to establish a select committee to fully investigate the events surrounding last year’s assault. Continue reading
John “McRINO” McCain, the alleged Republican senator from Arizona, scolded Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade after he questioned the use of the phrase “Allahu Akbar” after what the Fox News host said “looks like a fighter jet being shot out of the sky.”
“I have a problem helping those people screaming that after a hit,” Kilmeade said.
In a rambling and lengthy screed posted Sunday at Salon, Steven Salaita, an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, says we should stop saying “support the troops,” and proclaims they are murderers.
According to Salaita, expressions of support for those who defend the country — and his right to be an insufferable jerk — is little more than “troop worship” and is “trite and tiresome.”
Our nation owes a debt of gratitude for the things Marines have done. One company in particular called Six Sigma is showing their appreciation by giving away 300 scholarships to Marines and their families. The scholarships are in business training that has been or is currently used by Fortune 500 companies.
From the Examiner:
Sen Jerry Moran is concerned that the IRS is targeting veteran groups like the American Legion, with unfair and possibly illegal rules. The IRS has told the American Legion, they need to submit the years of service of every member and the character of service, also. If not, they will be fined 1,000 dollars a day. Moran believes the rules were written during the tenure of Lois Lerner, who is anti conservative, anti Israel, anti Christian, and now we learn, anti American.
The American Legion, which has been in existence since 1919, is a nonpartisan advocate for veteran causes. They just recently learned of these rules, which means those rules were written fairly recently. American Legion lawyer Philip Onderdonk Jr, as quoted by the Daily Caller, said:
Unfortunately, he was struck by a mortar round that also killed former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. His leg was shredded in the attack, and he was forced to wait twenty hours before a plane was sent to pick him up.