Last Friday, Fox Business’ Scoreboard show was packed full of tributes to our vets. In this clip, host David Asman had on four Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who are using their values and skills, and throwing their proverbial hats into the ring for Congress in the upcoming elections.
Something these vets have that most of our current politicians are Integrity, Honor and Valor. These folks will be a welcome relief from the current cadre of attorneys that haunt the halls now.
Today, Glenn had artist Pat Courrielche on to discuss the recent NEA conference call with the White House, calling on all artists to use their media to promote all of Obama’s agenda items. Pat recorded the phone conference because he felt uncomfortable with what they were asking. I’m just going to let you watch the segment, and will display below Pat’s write-up about this whole affair below from this article:
“What does it mean when a government official evades the truth?
On August 25th, I published an article discussing a conference call hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the White House Office of Public Engagement, and United We Serve that invited a group of art community luminaries â€œto help lay a new foundation for growth, focusing on core areas of the recovery agenda – health care, energy and environment, safety and security, education, community renewal.â€
In the article I argued that it was not the role of the National Endowment for the Arts to use the arts to address specific issues, especially those of â€œhealth careâ€ and â€œenergy and environmentâ€ that are being vehemently debated nationally. I also clearly indicated that I was invited by the NEA and questioned their involvement in a meeting of this nature.
Last week, Glenn Beck had on authors Rebeccca Pepin and Ruth McGlothlin, of the new book “Faces of Freedom.” This book is dedicated to 52 heroes who have fought for freedom in the current war on terror, and all proceeds of the book sales go to the Fisher House and the the Wounded Warrior Project. If you want to contribute to this effort, or buy the book, please visit RebeccaPepin.com.
Rebecca is from Canada, but is a newly-naturalized citizen of the United States, and is very proud to have been a part of this project. An extra note about the book is that it includes a tribute to Navy SEAL Danny Dietz, who was so proudly honored by Marcus Luttrell in his book “Lone Survivor” about the largest single loss of Navy SEALs ever.
Ruth’s son, Ryan, is also honored in this book, and he carried a poem in his pocket titled “Don’t Quit.” Ryan signed up but never got to serve, however. He signed up yet his life was cut short before he could fulfill his dream of service to this country.
Please go here and BUY THIS BOOK! Your money will go to great causes.
Today on a holiday edition of the Steve Wilkos Show, one of his guests was a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Timothy served first in Iraq then in Afghanistan, and hasn’t seen his kids in over two years. Kelli, the representative from USA Cares, came on the show to surprise Timothy and let him know how much she and her organization cared for him and his family, and at Steve’s insistence, reminded the studio and viewing audience how they can get involved with USA Cares to help members of the Armed Forces who need help with quality of life issues.
Steve is a great American hero, regardless of what you think of his work on Jerry Springer. He’s made a name for himself saving people and bringing families together with his own new show.