Friday, July 30, 2021

The Wild Man (Touching)

My First Car

At the top of the hill where my great-grandparents lived, there was a dusty, black and white picture on a shelf. It could’ve been my grandpa or great-uncle, but it didn’t look quite like them. It was a dapper dressed young man leaning over the fender of a ’59 Ford car, posing. I never asked about this picture but it was kept in a back bedroom, somewhat out of sight from my great-grandmother, who I have no doubt spent many hours gazing at it, wondering how life could have been different.

My great-grandparents were married on December 20, 1936, in Vendor, Arkansas. They were to have five children: Stanley, Dennis, Glen, Shelia and Joyce. Stanley Wayne was the first born on September 29, 1937. He was a tall, lanky and somewhat scrawny kid. His family affectionately nicknamed him ‘Tom’, but around his ‘running buddies’ he was to get some more appropriate nicknames.

Due to his high pitched voice, some called him ‘Squeaky’, but the one that stuck was ‘Wild Man.’

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Daniel Webster on the Expansion of Slavery

Daniel Webster was one of the most notable Northern statesmen of his day. He was an American lawyer who represented New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress.  His list of accomplishments is impressive:  Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts’s 1st district; Chair of the House Judiciary Committee; United States Senator from Massachusetts; Chair of the Senate Finance Committee.

He was no friend of the South, but on March 7, 1850, Webster gave a speech in the Senate which many say cost him his Senate seat. It appears he was too honest for his fellow Northern politicians who sought to consolidate the Northern vote by playing upon the racist fears of Northerners. Their strategy was to claim that the South intended on expanding slavery into the territories and all over the US. Lincoln used this same fabrication to resurrect a political career on life support.  This fabrication horrified Northerners who did not want to live or compete with blacks. It was a fabrication these politicians hoped would coalesce and sectionalize Northern voters against the South for the purpose of political control and economic exploitation of the country.

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Bonnie Townsend Bird is at San Clemente High School.


Freshman registration day! I had to force Sophia to retake this picture with Dylan’s name 😝. So excited for her to walk the halls of San Clemente High School as we did. @sophia._.bird I can’t wait to see these next 4 years. How you do anything, is how you do everything (a quote my favorite peloton trainer says 😉)so give it your all! 💕

Poll: Nearly Half Of Republicans Think ‘Patriotic Americans’ Will One Day ‘Have To Take The Law Into Their Own Hands’

 Via Billy

 UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 8: An American flag hangs upside down in the wind outside Union Station in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020.

More than half of Republicans support the potential use of force to preserve traditional American values and nearly half believe a time will come when “patriotic Americans” will have to take the law into their own hands, according to the results of a George Washington University poll released this week.

The GW Politics Poll, which surveyed more than 1,700 registered voters from June 4 to June 23, also found that Republican trust in the integrity of U.S. elections has plummeted since the 2020 election.

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Repost 2009: An Archbishop's Memories Of Vietnam+

   Sent to me after he had read

Vietnam Babylift, My Story 
 Dear Brock;

I remember the horrific crash of the C5A flight and the whole “Baby Lift”.
I still remember how my heart broke for all those infants and adults who
lost their lives that day.

The following is the story of my adopting my sons.

I had graduated from high school in 1964 and made several attempts to join
the navy, hoping to become a corpsman. After the third rejection (I was 30
pounds underweight most of my life) I entered an Orthodox Catholic
monastery that was located in Florida, in 1965.

In 1969, the entire monastic group (8 monks) went to Southeast Asia
(Vietnam and Laos) during the Vietnam War doing missionary work, helping
orphans and refugees. I spent most of my time there in Cu Chi and Saigon.
While there, I got to meet and become friends with the Roman Catholic
Archbishop Ngo- Dinh Thuc, the brother of the former South Vietnamese
President Diem Ngo.

Upon returning to the United States in May of 1973 (two years before the
fatal C5A crash) the monastic community settled in Utica, New York where I
continued with my studies for the priesthood, which included studying
Hymnology, Christology, Theology, Iconography and Pastoral Counseling and
learning liturgical Slavonic, Greek and Arabic.

Since Orthodox priests are allowed to marry before they are ordained to
the deaconate, I left the monastery in 1978, to marry, continuing my
studies on weekends and during two weeks every summer. In 1979, my wife
and I adopted two boys from Vietnam. The oldest one Tung, was eleven years
old at the time. He was half Vietnamese, fathered by an American who
abandoned him and his mother. His mother was killed in an attack by the
North Vietnamese when Tung was eight. The second boy, Tan was nine years
old (He is the one in the picture at the zoo on my blog). He is from the
ethnic group known as Montagnards (Mountain people). In 1981, we adopted a
third boy from Laos, Lo who was eight.

I was finally ordained a deacon in 1982 and was assigned to assist a
priest in the western New York area, and it was at this time that I began
to get involved with the Southeast Asian refugee community that had
settled in the Erie and Monroe county area. In 1983, I was called back to
Utica by my bishop to be ordained a priest, after which I was sent back to
western New York to set up a congregation among the Vietnamese, Lao and
Cambodian refugees in the Western New York area. In 1984 we adopted our
fourth and last child, a boy Hai, from Vietnam. Hai was four years old

Unfortunately, unknown to me at the time of our marriage, my wife was
addicted to drugs and alcohol. I only became aware of it late in 1985 when
her addictions became much worse. After several failed suicide attempts
and several failed attempts to get her help at rehabilitation, I was
granted a Church annulment by my bishop, with the understanding that I
remain celibate if I wished to remain in the priesthood. Both the
annulment and a civil divorce were granted in 1987. I was granted full and
sole custody of the boys, by the court. I continued with my ministry as I
raised my sons alone. Today they are all grown with families of their own
and I have 8 grandchildren.

On November 1, 2008, I was consecrated a bishop of the American Orthodox
Catholic Church in Syracuse, New York and elevated to Archbishop in
January, 2009

To this day, I prefer mainly Vietnamese foods.

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An Archbishop's Memories Of Vietnam+

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The Giant Killer: American Hero

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American Hero!
Patrick Gavin Tadina is pictured here in an undated photo wearing North Vietnamese Army fatigues and carrying an AK-47. A 30-year Army veteran who was the longest continuously serving Ranger in Vietnam and one of the war's most decorated enlisted soldier. 
Patrick Gavin Tadina served in Vietnam for over five years straight between 1965 and 1970, leading long range reconnaissance patrols deep into enemy territory -- often dressed in black pajamas and sandals, and carrying an AK-47.
A native of Hawaii, Tadina earned two Silver Stars, 10 Bronze Stars -- seven with valor -- three Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry, four Army Commendation Medals, including two for valor, and three Purple Hearts.
His small stature and dark complexion helped him pass for a Viet Cong soldier on patrols deep into the Central Highlands, during which he preferred to be in the point position. His citations describe him walking to within feet of enemies he knew to be lying in wait for him and leading a pursuing enemy patrol into an ambush set by his team.
In Vietnam he served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol, 74th Infantry Detachment Long Range Patrol and Company N (Ranger), 75th Infantry.
Tadina joined the Army in 1962 and served in the Dominican Republic before going to Southeast Asia. He also served with the 82nd Airborne Division in Grenada during Operation Urgent Fury in 1983 and with the 1st Infantry Division during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
A 1995 inductee into the Ranger Hall of Fame, he served with "extreme valor," never losing a man during his years as a team leader in Vietnam, a hall of fame profile at Fort Benning said.
Some 200 men had served under him without "so much as a scratch," said a newspaper clipping his daughter shared, published while Tadina was serving at Landing Zone English in Vietnam's Binh Dinh province, likely in 1969.
Tadina himself was shot three times and his only brother was also killed in combat in Vietnam, Stars and Stripes later reported.
The last time he was shot was during an enemy ambush in which he earned his second Silver Star, and the wounds nearly forced him to be evacuated from the country, the LZ English story said.
As the point man, Tadina was already inside the kill zone when he sensed something was wrong, but the enemy did not fire on him, apparently confused about who he was, the article stated. After spotting the enemy, Tadina opened fire and called out the ambush to his teammates before falling to the ground and being shot in both calves.
He refused medical aid and continued to command until the enemy retreated, stated another clipping, quoting from his Silver Star citation.
"When you're out there in the deep stuff, there's an unspoken understanding," he told Tate in 1985. "It's caring about troops."
After retiring from the Army in 1992, he continued working security jobs until 2013, Poeschl said, including stints in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Giant Killer page celebrates these unique warriors. To learn about the smallest man to ever serve in the US military that became a Green Beret Captain and War Hero please check out the book, The Giant Killer available as a Paperback, eBook, & Audiobook on Amazon and other major retailers. 

What’s in a Word



In many ways, “Woke-ism” behaves as if it were religion with its own dogma for behavior and a defined morality.  Like many religions in the world, believers accept their truth as an absolute that cannot be questioned.  The Church of “Woke-ism” has its zealots, like the Pharisees, that self-righteously condemn those that fall short of being Woke enough. Unlike every major religion in the world, however, “Woke-ism” has no pathway for forgiveness, redemption or second chances.  Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity all provide this most important pathway for their adherents

Spoken and written languages consist of words that have similar meaning among the general population.  Local accents and regional idioms aside, most inhabitants of our county can write and speak in “American English” and comprehend the essence of the conversation.  The English language is a more recent addition to the human linguistic system.  Many English words are derived from older languages, and those words share a common word root and similar meaning.  The origin and root of each word, therefore, establishes the meaning of the words and expressions we use in every day communication. 

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Second Eye-Witness Steps Forward — CONFIRMS Capitol Hill Police Killed Trump Supporter Rosanne Boyland Then Attacked Those Who Tried to Save Her (VIDEO)

 Via Billy


Earlier this month Trump supporter and activist Philip Anderson confirmed to The Gateway Pundit that Capitol Police killed Trump supporter Rosanne Boyland on January 6. 

Philip knows this because he was next to her when she died.  He was holding her hand.  And Philip nearly died himself.

Activist Philip Anderson spoke with The Gateway Pundit about the Jan. 6 protests at the US Capitol and how the Capitol police murdered Rosanne Boyland and nearly took his life too.

This was an amazing eyewitness report that has been ignored by the fake news media because it does not fit their narrative.  A black Trump supporter was gassed with clouds of pepper spray, pushed down, and then nearly trampled to death as police officers continued to push people on top of a pile outside the US Capitol.

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Bar Owner Killed Himself After Fatally Shooting Rioter; Now His Family Is Suing Prosecutor Who Branded Him Racist

TOPSHOT - A protester reacts standing in front of a burning building set on fire during a demonstration in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 29, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. - Violent protests erupted across the United States late on May 29 over the death of a handcuffed black man in police custody, with murder charges laid against the arresting Minneapolis officer failing to quell seething anger.

Parents of U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Omaha bar owner Jake Gardner have filed a lawsuit against a Douglas County attorney and the special prosecutor who branded their son racist before Gardner committed suicide.

Gardner fatally shot an anti-police rioter, 22-year-old James Scurlock, during a struggle outside of his bar last May.

Gardner was initially cleared of all charges after it was determined that he acted in self-defense. However, following unrest largely because of the races of Scurlock, who is black, and Gardner, who is white, the DA appointed special prosecutor Fred Franklin and a grand jury, hoping “it would restore public faith in the justice system,” NPR reported.

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Lee is the first Hmong American to make the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. Her parents emigrated from Laos

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 29: Sunisa Lee of Team United States poses with her gold medal after winning the Women's All-Around Final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

 I can't find out when her parents immigrated here, but I suspect after the Fall of Saigon.


CIA Hmong Still Fighting Communists, As Are We......

Sam Davis Youth Camp 2011 To The Tune of General Lee's Grand March & Sam Davis Youth Camp 2013