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  • Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Says He Won’t Vote for Donald Trump in 2020 - (Throw Up)

    04/28/2020 5:28:08 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2020 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) says he will not be casting his vote for President Donald Trump in 2020, citing concerns he had with the president before the 2016 campaign. “I just couldn’t support [Trump] long before he started to run. The birtherism thing was just too much for me. And then it piled on,” Flake, a vocal critic of Trump, told the Washington Post. Flake also warned that a second Trump term could deter younger voters from the GOP, especially on issues concerning the environment and immigration. “So for young people who’ve grown up around minorities or had a...

    02/16/2019 12:53:42 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/19 | Jeff Crouere
    Barr inherits a department filled with anti-Trump officials that has authorized an ongoing “witch hunt” launched to negate the outcome of the 2016 election With the confirmation of William Barr as the new U.S. Attorney General, there is hope that the Department of Justice (DOJ) can regain some of its reputation that has been lost in the last few years. Once viewed as a fair and respected law enforcement agency, the DOJ is now seen as a hotbed of anti-Trump Democratic Party activism. In the 2016 election, The Hill reported that an astounding 97% of DOJ employee contributions were given...
  • Why We Guard The Tomb

    10/02/2017 5:02:48 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies ^ | February 2009 | John Michael / COL Neale Cosby US Army (Ret.)
    "Why We Guard The Tomb…" I’ve been reading a book on The Old Guard’s history and reached an essay written by COL Neale Cosby US Army (Ret.) and it filled me with emotions. I thought it important enough to transcribe it and share it with the world, since it provides an insight that we all can appreciate… Why We Guard The Tomb Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Arlington National Cemetery “Forty plus years ago, I was the platoon leader of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. One day I...
  • Dave Camp to retire after his current term

    03/31/2014 2:45:52 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 31 2014 | Ed O'Keefe and Paul Kane
    Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the powerful tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, plans to retire after his current term, he announced Monday. Camp said in a statement that his decision "was reached after much consideration and discussion with my family. Serving in Congress is the great honor of my professional life. I am deeply grateful to the people of the 4th Congressional District for placing their trust in me. Over the years, their unwavering support has been a source of strength, purpose and inspiration. During the next nine months, I will redouble my efforts to grow our economy...
  • Glenn Beck Reveals a Story He Hasn’t Been Able to Share for Over a Year (GOPe coup)

    10/10/2013 6:10:47 AM PDT · by The_Victor · 52 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 9, 2013 8:21pm | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck shared a story with viewers on Wednesday that he’s been keeping close to the vest since before the 2012 election, explaining that he’s been waiting for the right time to say what exactly happened, and what it means for the country. It all began, Beck said, in what he believes was late August when he was getting ready to do a number of events with FreedomWorks. “It’s about 4:00 in the afternoon and I get a call from the president of FreedomWorks, Matt Kibbe, and I can hear the distress in his voice,” Beck said. “[Kibbe said], ‘Glenn,...
  • Senator Cruz: GOP Senators 'Yelled' At Us Over Filibuster Threat (Good going, Ted!!)

    04/30/2013 5:52:13 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/30/13
    "We’ve had probably five or six lunches with a bunch of Republican senators standing and looking at Rand and Mike and me and yelling at us at the top of their lungs. I mean really upset. And they said, ‘Look, why did you do this? As a result of this I go home and constituents are yelling at me that I gotta stand on principal.” I’m really not making that up. I don’t even bother to argue with them… But, here was their argument. They said, ‘Before you did this the politics on this were all great. The Dems were...
  • Did Boehner have anything to do with Allen West's redistricting?

    12/07/2012 7:14:40 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 19 replies
    FLORIDA’S GOP ESTABLISHMENT TRYING TO REDISTRICT ALLEN WEST OUT OF A SEAT? - January 31st, 2012Allen West: House GOP leadership ‘sold us down the road’ for ‘pathetic policy’ - January 06, 2012
  • Caisson horse gives hope to grieving children

    12/05/2012 9:01:14 PM PST · by shove_it · 14 replies
    U.S.Army ^ | 5 Dec 2012 | Staff Sgt. Megan Garcia
    In October 2004, Betsy Beard's life changed forever when her only son, Spc. Bradley Beard, was killed in action in Iraq. Stricken with grief, Beard began what she called "hemorrhaging on paper," in which she poured out her heartache through journaling. "At the time, I just didn't see how I was going to live through that," said Beard. Beard turned to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors [TAPS] to find help in dealing with the loss of Bradley. Little did she know her involvement with TAPS, journaling and a special 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson horse,...
  • On Guard

    10/30/2012 8:00:49 AM PDT · by lasereye · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/29/12 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Much of the East Coast is being evacuated in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. Nothing wrong with that, and our thoughts are with the millions of Americans who are threatened by the worst weather event in some time. But not everyone is moving out. Today, this photo of Old Guard soldiers, standing guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, swept the internet: ABC News reports that this particular picture was taken in September, but it nevertheless represents the spirit of the Old Guard: Tomb Sentinels from the Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment’s “The Old Guard” have guarded the Tomb for 24...
  • Photo of guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in storm goes viral

    10/29/2012 11:57:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 29, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    This photo of soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the rain has gone viral over social media especially Facebook in advance of Hurricane Sandy. Soldiers of the 3rd Inf Reg. continue to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, despite the worsening weather conditions surrounding Hurricane Sandy. The tomb has been guarded continuously since 1948. The photo was taken by Karin Evink Markerton at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, September 18, 2012, in the rain. Markerton posted a note on her Facebook wall to people tracking the origin of the photo....
  • Personal Memoirs of the State Funeral of President John F. Kennedy November 22-25,1963

    12/04/2008 7:55:40 PM PST · by shove_it · 30 replies · 4,000+ views
    2008 | Thomas F. Reid
    Written By Those Who Were There [...] This JFK Funeral history project was begun in order to record and preserve this valuable information while it was still available. The four organizers of the Project learned from reading the various accounts they were assembling into this collection, that each individual participant in the State Funeral saw only a small piece of the whole event, and by collecting numerous individual pieces, the whole picture becomes visible. No single person witnessed the entire funeral. This unique collection of personal memoirs is intended to portray the events of the State Funeral as seen through...
  • Raúl Castro turning 81, trying to preserve communism

    06/02/2012 10:35:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jun 2, 2012 8:33pm EDT | Jeff Franks
    Cuban President Raúl Castro turns 81 on Sunday, another year on in his race against time to reform Cuba's economy and try to assure the survival of communism after he and his elderly colleagues are gone. Their task, he has said, is to correct mistakes made during their 53 years of leadership, which will require "days and years of work" that he intends to finish. "The generation that made the (Cuban) revolution has had the historic privilege, few times seen, of being able to direct the rectification of errors they themselves committed," he told a Communist Party conference in January....
  • Opening night a success {Old Guard Twilight Tattoo}

    04/28/2012 4:50:45 AM PDT · by shove_it · 2 replies
    DC Military ^ | 27 Apr 2012 | Jim Dresbach, Pentagram Staff Writer
    Photo By Rachel Larue The U.S. Army Drill Team, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) performs during the Twilight Tattoo on Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The opening night endorsements for this year’s Twilight Tattoo season are in. If an out-of-state visitor or a National Capital Region resident is searching for patriotic entertainment on a Wednesday night this spring or summer, venture to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for an evening of entertainment. Two Central Georgia school groups jammed the center bleachers to enjoy the 2012 Twilight Tattoo premiere. Students, teachers and chaperones from Dames Ferry and...
  • The role of the NCO has expanded over the years

    01/05/2012 4:19:57 PM PST · by shove_it · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1 Dec 2011
    Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery T. Stitzel, regimental sergeant major for the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), was the Army’s first NCO of the year in 2002 while serving as a sergeant first class. Since that inaugural competition – now known as The Best Warrior Competition and held at Fort Lee, Va. – Stitzel has seen the status of the noncommissioned officer evolve into having a more crucial role in the Army. "We’re asking noncommissioned officers to do things now at the staff level that we entrusted career course-graduate captains to do," Stitzel said. Adding, "You’ve got noncommissioned...
  • Problems possible with nearly 65,000 Arlington graves, report says

    12/23/2011 6:00:30 AM PST · by shove_it · 10 replies
    WaPoo ^ | 22 Dec 2011 | Christian Davenport
    After a year-long effort to account for every grave at Arlington National Cemetery, Army officials said Thursday that there might be problems, some as minor as typographical errors in paper records, with nearly 65,000 sites — or one-quarter of the graves at the nation’s most prominent military burial ground. In a highly anticipated report, mandated by Congress last year after the discovery of misidentified remains, the cemetery cited monumental challenges in completing the task: missing Civil War-era logs, illegible headstones and burial procedures that changed significantly over the 150-year history of the site. “In a lot of cases, the marker...
  • Rove is Full of Crap! (Says The Donald)

    12/05/2011 1:42:08 PM PST · by Vendome · 46 replies
    Vanity | 12/5/2011 | Vendome
    Just heard this on Hannity and thought it was too hilarious!
  • Duty, Honor, Country – 3rd Infantry guards Tomb of the Unknown Soldier through Hurricane Irene

    08/27/2011 8:58:08 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 12 replies
    One thing most Democrats will never understand is the dedication that our men and women in uniform have for their country. They make fun of people who want to live their lives by a certain code with snide remarks in movies like A Few Good Men. But the fact is, it takes people who are willing to live by the code: Duty, Honor, Country in order to keep our nation free. The brave men of the 3rd Infantry Regiment’s “Old Guard” know a thing or two about this. These disciplined, brave men have stood watch over the Tomb of the...
  • Old Guard Soldiers recall 9⁄11 role at ceremony

    05/14/2011 2:27:59 PM PDT · by shove_it · 1 replies · 1+ views
    DC Military ^ | 12 May 2011 | Sgt Erica Vinyard
    ‘‘Last Monday morning, the nation woke to the news of the death of the mastermind of the 9⁄11 attacks and the nation’s most wanted criminal, who met the same fate that he imposed on more than 3,000 citizens,” said Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and Military District of Washington, during a May 9 ceremony at Fort McNair, commemorating the actions of MDW personnel who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. ‘‘Last Sunday’s actions are a striking example of American commitment; that same commitment that brings us here today, to dedicate a...
  • GOP Kingmakers Wipe Tea PGOP Kingmakers Wipe Tea Party Seats Off Map

    04/23/2011 2:03:02 PM PDT · by deek69 · 82 replies
    Tea party lawmakers are being targeted for elimination by their own party, as old-guard Republicans use the Census-mandated redistricting process to erase seats won by last year’s upstarts, the National Journal reports. House freshmen from several GOP-majority states are in danger of losing out in a political realignment that rewards more connected veteran representatives. It may be cold comfort to tea partyers that the hostile redistricting process proves their point: They really don’t belong to the political establishment.
  • Barbour not afraid to tackle tough issues, including farm subsidies

    02/21/2011 11:17:17 PM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 21 February 2011 | James Q. Lynch
    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour thinks Iowans want a presidential candidate who’s not afraid to tell them the truth. One of the hard truths Barbour is willing to tell Iowans, he said during a visit to the Iowa Statehouse Feb. 21, is that farm subsidies have to be part of the discussion when it comes to reining in federal spending. That’s part of the “plain-spoken, common sense” he believes Iowans want to hear, Barbour said after meeting the Gov. Terry Branstad Monday. “Nothing can be off limits” when discussing how to bring federal spending under control, Barbour said. “Defense can’t be...