And thank you to the West Point Glee Club who accompanied Trace on this song. If you don’t need a tissue while watching this video, you don’t have a soul. God bless our men and women who have served, and continue to provide us the freedoms we so often take for granted.
And a BIG thank you to Trace Adkins. Love you, man.
The Commandant of the Marine Corps and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps present the 236th Marine Corps birthday message and honor the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how the events shaped the lives of Marines past and present.
When all else fails, and you need results.. call in the United States Marines. Hooah!
I am so blessed to be a citizen of the greatest country on earth – the United States of America. We all owe everything we have today, especially our freedom, to those military men and women who have been either wounded or have paid the ultimate sacrifice, who are the true superheroes of the world.
Click the photo above to access the list of our fallen military veterans, and while you’re there, please say a prayer for them all. May God continue to bless us all.
Gene Simmons recently appeared on CNBC, talking about Obama’s Mideast Foreign Policy speech; especially as it deals with his take on Israel, and the suggestion they must go back to the pre-1967 borders. Here’s a partial transcript, h/t my buddy Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters:
JANE WELLS, CNBC: What do you think of President Obama’s suggestion that the borders be redrawn pre-67?
GENE SIMMONS, KISS: President Obama, I voted for an idea. What I didn’t realize what I was getting was an idealist. If you’ve never been to the moon, you can’t issue policy about the moon. You have no f—king idea what it’s like on the moon. For a president to be sitting in Washington, D.C., and saying, “Go back to your 67 borders in Israel,” how about you live there and try to defend an indefensible border nine miles wide? On one side you’ve got hundreds of millions of people who hate your guts, on the other side you’ve got the Mediterranean. Unless you control, in Israel, unless you control those Golan Heights, it’s an indefensible position.
In this insane political environment in which we find ourselves after the horrible tragedy in Tucson last Saturday, we have renewed calls from various officials, pundits, journalists, and even lawmakers floating ludicrous proposals to ‘tone down the rhetoric,’ ‘tamp down the vitriol,’ and change the political climate; all by creating new laws and regulations regarding speech, certain words in general, and, yes, even symbols.
So I’ve taken the time to give them some example of this “vitriolic rhetoric” and how they’re used in our everyday conversations, so the new Speech Police will be able to more easily recognize these inflammatory terms and phrases when they’re encountered.
Yes, this list is ridiculously long, but the wailing and gnashing of teeth, sweating of brow, and fretting over such terms and phrases is just as ridiculous; not necessarily in length but in breadth of insanity.
So, here we go. These are the things that we may no longer be able to say, and phrases we may no longer be able to use (in print or orally) once the Speech Police have gotten their way.