Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Greene vs. Brown: An amazing display of priorities




 An amazing display of priorities.

While few people had ever heard of Harold Greene before his death, many did afterwards. And in death, something shocking happened.

What was so shocking, especially when it is compared to the death of someone else recently in the news?

On August 5th, General Greene was killed by a Taliban terrorist. He was returned to America with full military honors.

It has been a tradition that the President attends the funeral of flag officers killed in the line of duty. Richard Nixon attended the funeral of a Major General killed in Vietnam and George W. Bush attended the funeral of Lieutenant General Timothy Maude, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks.

While Major General Greene was buried, Barack Obama was golfing.

The Vice President wasn’t there either.

Neither was the Secretary of Defense.

Flags were not even lowered to half staff.

Four days after Harold Greene gave his life for America, Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson , Missouri. It is safe to say, Brown was at best a thug.

Obama sent a three-person delegation to Michael Brown’s funeral!!

Obama would not attend the funeral of the highest ranking military officer killed in the line of duty since 9/11, yet he will send a delegation to the funeral of a thug.

When Margaret Thatcher, one of America ’s staunchest allies and Ronald Reagan’s partner in bringing down Soviet communism, died, Obama sent only a small low-level delegation to her funeral.

When Chris Kyle, a highly decorated and honored American Patriot was murdered, there was no expression of sympathy from the White House.

American heroes die and Obama goes to the golf course. A thug dies and he gets a White House delegation.

No wonder real Americans hold Obama in contempt. 

 Thanks to Rick for this contribution

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell?



So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
Blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

After Barrett died, his sister Rosemary insisted that Barrett neither suffered from mental illness nor received treatment for it at any time since they resumed regular contact in the 1980s.

"Roger (Syd) may have been a bit selfish—or rather self-absorbed—but when people called him a recluse they were really only projecting their own disappointment. He knew what they wanted, but he wasn't willing to give it to them."