Tag Archive: Patriotism


 

 

 

 

” At this point in George W. Bush’s presidency, Hollywood uncorked a barrel of anti-Iraq-war movies, all of them in their varying styles trashing the American military or intelligence agencies as vicious murderers, rapists, and all-around freedom-tramplers. Most were duds because the public wanted nothing to do with those messages. But oh, did the critics love ’em.

  In Obama’s “fourth quarter,” as he calls it, Clint Eastwood has released his movie “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, a NAVY Seal who survived four tours of duty in Iraq and was credited with an astonishing 160 confirmed kills. The story ended horribly in 2013, four years after he left the Navy, when he and a friend were shot down at a Texas shooting range. Oh, how the critics hate it.

  New York Times film critic A.O. Scott has indicted the film as political propaganda: “The politics of the Iraq war are entirely absent, which is a political statement in its own right,” he declared. “And though George W. Bush’s name is never invoked, `American Sniper’ can be seen as an expression of nostalgia for his Manichaean approach to foreign policy.” 

  Liberal film critics today don’t like the pairing of “military” and “hero” in the same breath. In their forever-Vietnam mentality, “duty, honor, country” are just fancy words for being tools of a ravenous military-industrial complex that lies its way into war for power and profit.

  Scott is a blatantly dishonest critic for a blatantly dishonest newspaper. Time and again, he demonstrates that films he sees as conservative must be denounced as ridiculously propagandistic, but films he sees as liberal aren’t propaganda, but important lessons for the country. Conservative films are often pulp; liberal films are often works of art.”

 

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Dems Can’t Even Get A Flag Day Picture Right: ‘Celebration’ Turns Into Mockery Instead

 

 

” The Democratic National Committee tried to get its patriotic groove on Saturday by tweeting a celebration of Flag Day, but just ended up advertising to the country they didn’t have a picture of Old Glory right handy,

  Or the DNC doesn’t know what an American flag looks like.

  Here’s what the party of the president sent out.”

 

 

Dm Flag Fail

 

 

” It might be shocking that the political party that currently controls the presidency and the United States Senate is incapable of finding a American flag on flag day.

  But somehow it’s not shocking at all that a political machine that produces bureaucratic hacks who pervert the IRS, or hipster spokesmen who dismiss the Benghazi attack as “Dude, that was like two years ago,” doesn’t even know what an American flag looks like.

  Does anyone, Democrat or Republican, seriously think Flag Day means a damn thing to this crowd? If they didn’t have a “hick holiday” app to remind them what the rubes were up to in flyover country, there wouldn’t have been a tweet at all.”

 

Some of the Twitter responses are priceless read more at :

BizPacReview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Sings 4th Part Of Star Spangled Banner

 

 

 

The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics

 

” Oh, say, can you see? By the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming;
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air.
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave?
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

  On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In fully glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh, long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

  And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution!
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

  Oh, thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

Thanks to IJR for pointing out this video .

Patriotic Picture Taken At Cy-Fair High School Creates Buzz

 

 

School Grounds Keeper Salutes The Flag

 

” A 7th grade teacher looked out his window and saw a groundskeeper set down his weed eater, take off his hat and put his hand over his heart. He recited the U.S. Pledge Of Allegiance, Then the Texas Pledge. Hartman took a picture of what happened next. He put his hands behind his back and did the moment of silence .”

 

 

Clayton Allen

This is Clayton Allen … Proud American

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful , Just Beautiful

 

 

 

Published on Feb 6, 2014

” From the original poster: 

   So, I’m in Kentucky for work and today when we got back, 1000 high school students had checked into our hotel. They had been making quite the ruckus tonight, but then did this to celebrate the start of the Olympics. Not the best video, (cause my fear kept me pretty far from the edge) but that’s 18 levels of them singing! Amazing!

Video credit: Michelle Johnson (Facebook)”

 

 

 

From The Federalist Papers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallup: Majority Of Americans Feel The Founders Would Dislike Modern America

 

 

” Leading up to Independence Day, the Gallup polling agency reached out to Americans in an effort to gauge patriotism throughout the Nation. According to the results of a patriotic survey, 71 percent of the Nation’s citizens believe that the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be ashamed of America today.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awkward: President Obama Stumbles Through Scripted ‘Patriotic’ Speech

 

 

” President Obama stumbled through a “patriotic” speech on the Fourth of July, reading verbatim a text on America’s improbable experiment in “democracy” in a staccato and droll tone.

Surrounding him was a dour cast of stoic figures — save for First Lady Michelle Obama, who broke into “slow applause” mode when her husband called America “the greatest nation on earth” while a smattering of hand-clapping accompanied her.

The president should be given credit for going through the motions and for shoring up his patriotic bonafides. If only he believed those words about our destinies not being determined for us and that people should live as they please.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith & Wesson Named To List Of 25 Most Patriotic Brands

 

 

 

” The survey of 4,500 consumers was conducted by a New York-based brand research firm, Brand Keys and published in the July 3 issue of USA Today.  The survey results indicated that the Smith & Wesson brand is one of the 25 most patriotic brands in America, a result the company credits to its 161-year commitment to consumers, law enforcement and military customers, as well as its tireless support of Second Amendment freedoms.  Founded in 1852, Smith & Wesson is the third-oldest brand on the list and the only firearms manufacturer to be named. The list also included a host of other industry-leading brands and top market performers across multiple product categories.”

 

 

Here’s the Top 25 list:

1. Jeep (98%)

2. Hershey’s (tie, 97%)

3. Coca-Cola (tie, 97%)

4. Levi Strauss (tie, 95%)

5. Walt Disney (tie, 95%)

6. Colgate (94%)

7. Zippo (93%)

8. Wrigley’s (92%)

9. Ralph Lauren (91%)

10. Kodak (tie, 90%)

11. Gillette (tie, 90%)

12. New Balance (tie, 89%)

13. Harley-Davidson (tie, 89%)

14. Budweiser (tie, 88%)

15. Marlboro (88%)

16. Ford (86%)

17. Louisville Slugger (tie, 85%)

18. Smith & Wesson (tie, 85%)

19. General Electric (84%)

20. John Deere (tie, 82%)

21. L.L. Bean (tie, 82%)

22. Walmart (81%)

23. Craftsman Tools (tie, 80%)

24. Wilson Sporting Goods (tie, 80%)

25. Wrangler apparel (tie, 80%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fight Or Flight – Behind The Scenes – The Secret State Music

 

Published on Apr 9, 2013

” Behind-the-scenes peek into the new music video for THE SECRET STATE’s “Fight Or Flight.”

The official music video was shot at Fort Irwin in California on the U.S. Army’s National Training Center (NTC) and stars active duty soldiers. This type of access and clearance has never before been granted by the military and they have given their full support for this project. All footage featured in the “Fight Or Flight” video was shot exclusively for the music video.

This song and video are very personal to THE SECRET STATE. The Baltimore-based fivesome includes three members who’ve served in the military. The drummer and violinist, MIKE MARX-GIBBONS, enlisted in the Army on September 12, 2001 and has stayed in the Army National Guard. He served in Iraq from Dec 2003-May 2005 as a Combat Medic. Two other band members, guitarist JOSH JONES and digital performer DANNY ESPINOSA, were in the Coast Guard and later served in Afghanistan as defense contractors.”

 

 

 

HT/Michael Yon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PICTURES OF LIBERTY

Graphics for those “low information” voters.

The Rio Norte Line

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The Federalist Papers

 

100 Percent FED Up

 

 

 

Hundreds Sign Up To Live In The Citadel – An Armed, ‘Defensible’ Fortress Community Planned For Idaho

 

  • Radical community will be funded in part by an arms factory
  • Walled city will boast firearms museum and defensible sections
  • Residents will live in accordance with Jefferson’s ideal of rightful liberty
  • 200 families already signed up through the group’s website
  • ‘Socialists, Liberals and Establishment Republicans’ warned to stay clear

 

Fortress: Plans for the Citadel, which is to be funded by an arms factory, include two perimeter walls with 18 watchtowers and further walled sections for residential areas

 

 

” Hundreds of families have signed up to join a new community dubbed the Citadel, an armed and ‘defensible’ fortress city where their freedoms and liberty will be fiercely protected.

Organisers have outlined plans for a community of 3,500 to 7,000 families of ‘patriotic’ Americans in western Idaho living and more than 200 have already signed up through their website.

The group has already purchased 20 acres in the area where they intend to build an arms factory which will be used to fund the project. “

“Remember Who We Are”

DANIELS: I won’t just shut up
and sing

  “Where I come from, a redneck is
just a hardworking man who gets up before the sun does and spends the day working outside, getting the
back of his neck rosy in the process.
I happen to think those folks are the
salt of the earth… – C. Daniels”

A Fine Piece of Wisdom

Another post on the lighter side . It is Mother’s Day after all and we wouldn’t want the blood pressure to climb . Have a laugh or at least a chuckle .