Happy Veterans Day – One Year Since President Trump’s Victory! @realDonaldTrump

Happy Veterans Day – One Year Since President Trump’s Victory! @realDonaldTrump

First and foremost, happy Veterans Day to all my fellow Vets! It has been an honor and privilege getting to know so many great brothers and sisters over the past 18 months. Veterans Day coincides closely with Election Day.

I did an interview for the one year anniversary of President Trump’s Victory. The interview took around 90 minutes. When it was edited the actual video time was less than 2 minutes for questions and answers. This is standard. Even with the edits, I believe they were fair.

I shared it with some friends on Facebook. A liberal friend commented back to me:

I don’t support him in any way, but I’m glad you can find comfort in him.

That really hit me and gave me more insight into the difference between the left and the center. I have been told I’m a Centrist so I will proudly wear the title. I’ve always joked I’m part of the Alt-Center. However, I digress. The left looks for “comfort” in a leader. At least that is what my liberal friend must have assumed.

Can you imagine any veteran looking to their leadership for comfort? No, we look for our commanders to put the mission first. That goes nicely with President Trump’s theme Make America Great Again. That is his mission, America First.

On Veterans Day we are reminded of who we are. If you fought overseas you were not looking for “comfort” from your commanders.You were looking for direction that produced results with minimum casualties. I believe this is one of the main reasons the vast majority of veterans support President Trump. He is result oriented.

Where are the results? I knew he would never build a wall and have Mexico pay for it, repeal and replace Obamacare, simplify the tax code and reduce taxes or rebuild our crumbling infrastructure without help from Congress. Apart from Executive Orders, a President can only try to move Congress in the right direction. The results are there if you look at what President Trump has done.

President Trump is undoing the burdensome Executive Orders put in place by President Obama. He is responsible for the largest increase in the stock market since 1933, which helps everyone with a retirement account. America’s GDP is up in spite of several natural disasters. He has continued the trend of reducing unemployment to the lowest rate since President Johnson. He is renegotiating unfair trade deals. He is facing down the nuclear threat from North Korea and looking closely at Iran. No more turning a blind eye to the nuclear threat. ISIS has had their “caliphate” destroyed. That didn’t take long once we got a real leader in charge. Russia and Syria got their asses handed to them for using chemical weapons. Zero tolerance and no threatened red lines, just action. So much for the Russians wanting a President Donald Trump theory. I fail to see the downside of the Trump Presidency.

Veterans understand leadership and getting the job done. This Veterans Day I would like to encourage my fellow veterans to run for political office, if and only if you do NOT expect to find comfort in it. Doing the right thing is often uncomfortable and as a wartime veteran, you know that. Together we can help President Trump Make America Great Again and put America First.

Below is the video from the interview.

One woman’s response to Michelle Obama

One woman’s response to Michelle Obama

One woman’s response to Michelle Obama who told all women that they should have voted for Hillary because she is a woman and would represent women properly.

I still haven’t figured out why Hillary lost.

  • Was it the Russians?
  • Or was it Wikileaks?
  • Or was it Podesta?
  • Or Comey?
  • Or was it a sexual predator husband?
  • Or was it her chief of staff’s husband Wiener’s pictures of his penis?
  • Was it a subpoena violation?
  • Or was it the corrupt Clinton foundation?
  • Or was it the congressional lies?
  • Or was it the Benghazi bungle that cost several lives?
  • Or was it pay for play?
  • Or was it the travel gate scandal?
  • Or was it the Whitewater scandal?
  • Or the cattle gate scandal?
  • Or the Trooper-Gate scandal? 
  • Or was it the $15 million for Chelsea’s apt bought with Clinton Foundation money? 
  • Or Comey’s investigation? 
  • Or her husband’s interference with Loretta Lynch and the investigation? 
  • Or was it stealing debate questions? 
  • Was it deleting forensic 30,000 emails? 
  • Was it the Seth Rich murder? 
  • Was it calling half the USA deplorable?
  • Was it the underhanded immoral treatment of Bernie Sanders? 
  • Was it the Vince Foster murder? 
  • The Jennifer Flowers assault? 
  • The Jennifer Flowers settlement? 
  • The Paula Jones lawsuit? 
  • The $800,000 Paula Jones settlement? 
  • The lie about taking on sniper fire in Eastern Europe? 
  • The impeachment? 
  • The $6 billion she “lost” when in charge of the State Department? 
  • The $10 million she took for the pardon of Marc Rich?

 Gee, I just can’t quite put my finger on it, but it seems to be right in front of me.

President Trump’s Opioid Addiction Plan

President Trump’s Opioid Addiction Plan

Below are some details I just received in my email. I thought you might like to review it. I could not find out where to sign up for telemedicine. I suppose there are people already signed up to provide that service and they will be getting busier. I bolded a few things that caught my attention. I see someone has brought up my thought that we need to investigate non-addictive pain medicines, vaccines and pain management techniques. I believe more emphasis has to be put into this area. The same amount of money, time and resources should be spent on managing pain as we did on HIV/AIDS research. We can win this battle if we have a mind to do it.
A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY: President Donald J. Trump is mobilizing his entire Administration to address drug addiction and opioid abuse by directing the declaration of a Nationwide Public Health Emergency to address the opioids crisis.
  • The action allows for expanded access to telemedicine services, including services involving remote prescribing of medicine commonly used for substance abuse or mental health treatment.
  • The action helps overcome bureaucratic delays and inefficiencies in the hiring process, by allowing the Department of Health and Human Services to more quickly make temporary appointments of specialists with the tools and talent needed to respond effectively to our Nation’s ongoing public health emergency.
  • The actions allows the Department of Labor to issue dislocated worker grants to help workers who have been displaced from the workforce because of the opioid crisis, subject to available funding.
  • The action allows for shifting of resources within HIV/AIDS programs to help people eligible for those programs receive substance abuse treatment, which is important given the connection between HIV transmission and substance abuse.
Opioid DeathsThe Trump White House has moved quickly to address the drug addiction and opioid crisis, with the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis leading the way.
  • In March 2017, President Trump established the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, with the following stated mission: “to study the scope and effectiveness of the Federal response to drug addiction and the opioid crisis and to make recommendations to the President for improving that response.”
  • President Trump eagerly awaits the Commission’s final report so that he can review their findings and recommendations.
  • Since President Trump took office, more than $1 billion in funding has been allocated or spent directly addressing the drug addiction and opioid crisis.
  • Since April, more than $800 million has been distributed for prevention, treatment, first responders, prescription drug monitoring programs, recovery and other care in communities, inpatient settings, and correctional systems.
  • Since the President took office, $254 million in funding for high-risk communities, law enforcement, and first responder coordination and work has been awarded.Cocaine Related Opioid Deaths
  • The CDC has launched the Prescription Awareness Campaign, a multimedia awareness campaign featuring the real-life stories of people who have lost loved ones to prescription opioid overdose and people in recovery.
  • The Food and Drug Administration is imposing new requirements on the manufacturers of prescription opioids to help reverse the overprescribing that has fueled the crisis.
  • The Department of Justice’s Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit is targeting individuals that are contributing to the prescription opioid epidemic, has netted the largest-ever health care fraud takedown, secured the first-ever indictments against Chinese fentanyl manufacturers, and seized AlphaBay, the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet and a major source of fentanyl and heroin.
  • The State Department has secured a binding UN agreement making it harder for criminals to access fentanyl precursors ANPP and NPP.
  • The National Institutes of Health has initiated discussions with the pharmaceutical industry to establish a partnership to investigate non-addictive pain relievers and new addiction and overdose treatments, as well as a potential vaccine for addiction.
  • The Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, and Department of Health and Human Services are collaborating on a six-year, $81 million joint research partnership focusing on nondrug approaches to managing pain in order to address the needs of service members and veterans.

 

President Trump – Sean Hannity at the 193rd Special Operations Wing

President Trump – Sean Hannity at the 193rd Special Operations Wing

Yesterday’s invitation-only event was great! There were around a thousand of us packed into the Fuel Cell hanger at the 193rd SOW at the Harrisburg International Airport. Since I worked there I was able to park on base and visit with some veteran friends. We had lunch and lots of catching up. The depth of respect and support for President Trump was overwhelming, even among the younger veterans.

I must have shaken hands with several hundred fellow supporters and collected a few dozen business cards. Thanks to Lisa Vranicar-Patton for the invitation and the hard work she is doing to promote a fellow veteran Paul Mango for Governor of Pennsylvania. It all starts with the state governments. Brandon Rumbaugh is a fellow wounded veteran working to get Paul Mango elected as well. Brandon is a great guy too. If you ever get a chance to meet him you will likely be able to say you “knew him when..”

 

Lisa Vranicar-Patton, Lou Barletta, and Brandon Rumbaugh

Also got to meet a man I have admired for a long time who ironically shares the same name. He’s the famous one! Smart, humble, articulate and straight to the point, Rep Mike Kelly. If you do not know Mike Kelly you should. A great American!

Rep Mike Kelly with Vets for Trump Mike Kelly

Rep Mike Kelly with Vets for Trump Mike Kelly

President Trump first did an interview with Sean Hannity at one end of the hanger and then came to center state to talk about tax reform and honor our great trucking industry.

Sean Hannity signing autographs

One of my new friends Sal Santori with local CBS 21 reporter Robb Hanrahan. Sal runs an internet radio veteran-centric talk show through his facebook and live streaming along with the Kay Zern Veterans Outreach Program. Maybe we can use this platform to help support one another nationwide and help get Paul Mango elected Governor of Pennsylvania. Let hope!

My buddy Sal Santori with CBS 21 Robb Hanrahan

There were around a thousand people present by invitation. It was an honor to be among those invited.

Vets for Trump crowd

Many in attendance were veterans.

President Trump at Harrisburg

President Trump at Harrisburg. He is something in person. Comes off like one of us. Just a regular guy. Amazing!

Greg Gutfeld Strikes Again

Greg Gutfeld Strikes Again

If you know me you know what a big fan I am of Greg Gutfeld. I like humor with my serious commentary. Greg also has great guests. This week Walter Kirn was one of them. For some time I’ve been telling people that President Trump is like a magician. Kirn said President Trump distracts with one hand while getting the job done under the table with the other. (I’ve been saying that for a long time too.) Over the next months and years, the media will still be talking about Russia and impeachment as they tow the Democratic Party line.

When it comes time to look at President Trump’s record the media and the Democrats will be caught off guard again. The things regular Americans care about will be doing much better. As one person puts it, “They are hunting rabbits while President Trump is hunting whales.” The economy is doing great, ISIS is being destroyed and the VA is getting much better. Note: President Trump and Dr. Shulkin recently announced the expansion of the Telehealth initiative to better serve veterans in rural areas. 

I encourage those of you who do not record or watch The Greg Gutfeld show to do so. Here is last nights program from YouTube.

 

Independence Day Message – Do Vets Still Support President Trump?

Independence Day Message – Do Vets Still Support President Trump?

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right ~ Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine helped to give rise to the American Revolution and hence our independence from England. Paine may not have been perfect but then again who is aside from Christ? Nevertheless, I was struck by this quote. It reminded me so much of how our President thinks. He sees the things that are wrong and calls them out.

How long have we known the Press is corrupted by competition for advertising dollars and personal ideology? I don’t know about you but I’ve known it for a long time. Long before our President made it a “mantra” I knew it all too well. Greg Gutfeld remarked just the other day that there is tons more evidence of the FAKE Media than there is of the Russia/Trump conspiracy theory. Greg is more than a comedian and satirist. He is a one of a kind person who often says exactly what I am thinking but in a funnier way. A sense of humor is important if you are going to survive political discussions. God bless Greg Gutfeld and yes, I know he is an Agnostic but I said it anyway!

For a long time, we have not thought it wrong for the vast majority of reporters to be self-identified liberals It was simply the nature of the beast. In 1776 this new nation was moved to war in large part due to journalists of the day like Thomas Paine & Ben Franklin. Remember that the next time you think journalists/reporters have now real power. Like nuclear energy, it can be used for great good or great destruction.

If you do not thank President Trump for anything else at least thank him for bringing this important issue to the forefront of everyone’s mind. He is calling out the media and the entrenched bureaucracy aka The Swamp.

Our continued independence is counting on this being the turning point in the great experiment we call America. I hear the objections from the talking heads that this or that is beneath the office of the President etc and etc (fill in the criticism). The great thing about our President is he doesn’t seem to be the kind of person to talk behind your back. Who do you like more, a straight shooter who you don’t agree with or a snake that talks behind your back and keep an enemies list? If we are going to fight about something be straight with me. I’m fine with that.

President Trump is NOT going to let us get into the habit of thinking America owes the world. He is shouting from the rooftops about how our previous Presidents and politicians from both sides have screwed the average American. Bad trade deals with foreign governments (hurts the average American worker), bad business deals between contractors and our own government (hurts our tax money that we worked hard to earn), bad policies like saying “don’t cross that line” and then when crossed doing nothing about it (hurts American credibility), bad firing policies for government employees (insults those of us who had employers that could fire us at will), bad policies dealing with our criminal justice system (hurts our ability to keep us safe), bad policies dealing with our inner cities (hurts minorities more than anyone else) and the list goes on and on.

When was the last time a President of the United States put it so plainly to the American people? From what I can tell, Thomas Paine would have been a raving fan of our President.

The wise among us are no longer in the habit of accepting wrong things because they have been the status quo. This was the spark of a new nation in 1776. May it be the spark of a new era that started in 2017 on Inauguration Day.

Do Vets still support President Trump? You bet we do!

 

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