Skip to comments.Ulysses Trump Joins Millions of Heroic Hearts to Take Back America
Posted on 03/02/2016 4:56:46 AM PST by poconopundit
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Myself being former Navy, I will avoid the temptation to ask which golf courses you were stationed at. :)
I really hope he will do all of those things. But I am concerned that he may not. His past statements and actions seem to indicate a lack of consistency and follow through.
|Excellent, my patriot FRiend! It's a very nice list of things that excite us about our candidate.|
| Thanks, VK. I think you have hit on the right theme.
Trump has shown excellent timing in the last several months -- and now is the time, as you say, to "mend fences".
People notice the bashing that Trump dishes out, but they should also notice the forgiving and praise he spoons out to his opponents. I think the top reporters in the MSM recognize this and respect him for his honesty and ability to forgive and see the bigger picture.
Mark Twain said, "Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel." Well, Trump is proving you can actually do that as long as you treat the press fairly -- and give them good ratings. LOL.
And we can draw from Emerson's wisdom too:
LOL! Sorry to disappoint but I was a SAC trained killer for 9 of my 20 years. Two legs of the nuclear triad didn’t lend itself to the fighter pilot mentality of the rest of the AF. The whole “Deadly Force is Authorized” thing tended to focus the attention. It was after nukes were turned over to fighter pilots at the end of the Cold War that they started accidentally flying them from one base to another, etc. That’s the main reason nukes were taken back away from the fighter pilots. You need checklist-every-time guys when nukes are involved. Not seat-of-the-pants fighter pilots.
You’ll get a kick out of the fact I was invited to participate in a Chief’s Initiation while stationed overseas. I was in a joint command and one female in the command was selected for promotion to CPO. They invited me and an AF guy from the embassy who had also just made E-7 to participate so all the other chiefs wouldn’t just concentrate on her. Interesting month-long experience. I also attended a Navy school at Newport. Also interesting. Got to go aboard the Iowa when she was on a port call in Europe while I was over there, (before the explosion, of course). The Iowa’s JAG had a battle station in the CIC and he showed it to us. Impressive ship.
I was beginning to think I was all alone on here supporting Trump.
:-)) Well said, Pat08. AMEN! We who see a better, greater America are members of the TRUMP Revolution and will stand with this fellow swordsmen to slay the Dragon.
Poco, your rendering brings to mind images of King Arthur and the knights of the round table. With Morgan le Fay as his greatest nemesis, he battles to bring peace, harmony, and prosperity to all peoples in his land. Our Lancelot not only has Morgan le Fay to overcome, but must kill the dragon as well. He will require a great army.
| Ha! I can see our romantic -- maybe weird -- minds think alike.
But it's fun to see parallels in history. There's no rule that says we can't have a little fun during our GOPe revolt.
H. L. Mencken said: One horse-laugh is worth ten-thousand syllogisms. I might revise modernize that slightly and say: One horse laugh is worth 100 George Will columns :- )
I've got an interesting image around Trumpazine I'm working on. As you may have heard, Trumpazine is that new miracle drug that cures TDS.
Will be the first to admit - yes, a little weird, but weird in a weird world. To see a bit differently than most isn’t a terrible thing, just different. Not so certain about the romantic, perhaps at one time. However experience tends to push romance to the side. Something only dreamed and seldom achieved.
| I am the oldest of eight kids in an Irish Catholic family raised on Cape Cod. My Dad had his own real estate agency -- and it was more or less him on his own. He was proud to be a Navy vet -- a gunners mate who was there at D-Day Normandy and D-Day Okinawa on an LST.
And it was from him I first learned to appreciate the great English poets.
It was a lot of work raising that many kids and every couple of weeks he would unwind by listening to some Clancy Brothers Irish phonograph records and work on a bottle of Seagram's Seven. I suppose if he tried, he could have been an alcoholic, but with eight kids he was probably too scared to become one. Besides, it was a kind of generational thing. Getting a bit drunk is what you did back then -- before the internet and FR. LOL.
Ironically it was at these tipsy times when he would sometimes sit me down in a darkened living room late at night and talk about life. And he would often start spouting a few lines from some favorite poems.
This was not Emily Dickenson, Robert Frost, or any light melancholy stuff. No, his liking was the epic poets and the subject was always the heavy stuff about honor, suffering, and strife. Poems like Gunga Din, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Charge of the Light Brigade, and Invictus -- with a few Shakespeare soliloquies mixed in.
My Dad never really knew more than a few lines in each poem, but he had talent and was the best actor in his high school class of 100. So he spent a little time teaching me how to recite some of the lines with great feeling and with the right tempo and emphasis.
And then when I was 10 years old, everyone was so excited because JFK was just elected President and his family vacation home was in Hyannisport maybe only 5 miles away across Lewis Bay.
So my Dad bought a vinyl record with Kennedy speeches in it including his famous Inaugural Address. And for some odd reason, I listened to it a few times and decided to memorize it.
Then I made the dumb mistake of reciting it to my Dad, who loved it and then decided to use me as his prop. Whenever his friends or my aunts would come over, my Dad would force me to recite the speech and I'd get all embarrassed, but the pressure was too much to resist.
And it worked out fine and I would get a little applause and some encouragement, so maybe it did me some good.
One last tidbit: we rented part of the house as a summer apartment. And one time during JFK's term we actually rented to a family where the father was a Secret Service agent for the Kennedys.
Well you just knew my Dad would force me recite the Kennedy speech to that guy. But sure enough, a few weeks later the guy mailed a beautiful poster of the Kennedy Address along with a typed and signed letter from the First Lady saying how she heard about my speech and thanked me.
Well my Dad was so proud -- had the poster framed with the letter inside. Don't know what actually happened to that poster, but I suppose it would be considered something valuable today.
So that's a round about way of telling you how I learned about Tennyson! Hope I didn't bore you, VK, with my little story.
Maybe one of the nice things about being anonymous is we can discuss things we wouldn't normally talk about with strangers.
No boredom of any type crypt in. Fascinating story and certainly one to remember. Yes, imagine that poster would be valuable today, along with her letter. Thank you. Living in Dallas, JFK and memories will always be a part of life. It is still remembered ...sitting in study hall in high school when learning of his death over the school intercom. That evening EVERYTHING in Dallas closed. Seriously, few Friday night, date night facilities of any type were open for business. Still remembered in some form or fashion are the events which followed. Ruby, grassy knoll, the funeral with the riderless horse. The pain that our city felt something so evil happened in our fair city. A stigma that lasted for years.
Thank you for sharing your story. Any story from here would not be near as entertaining, unless you might be interested that I once rode in the Texas State Fair parade many moons ago. In a convertible, not on a horse :-))
| Yes, the events in Dallas and the Kennedy memorial parade will remain etched in my mind too. The powers of envy, greed, and tyranny are strong and it requires a good and very strong-willed leader to combat them.
But if the majority of voters become corrupt, the only hope of freedom is that the minority rises up in violence to overthrow the tyrants. Let's pray that it never come to that in this great country.
And I remember the key part of the oath of military office where it clearly states that we do not owe our allegiance to any particular government leader at all:
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