THANK YOU, PING

This isn’t a joke or cartoon; just something interesting to know…you may want to forward this on to others.

On Monday, I played the Disney, Lake Buena Vista course.  As usual the starters matched me with three other players.  After a few holes we began to get to know each other a bit.  One fellow was rather young and had his wife riding along in the golf cart with him.  I noticed that his golf bag had his name on it and after closer inspection, it also said “wounded war veterans”.  When I had my first chance to chat with him I asked him about the bag.  His response was simply that it was a gift.  I then asked if he was wounded and he said yes.  When I asked more about his injury, his response was “I’d rather not talk about it, sir”.

Over a few holes I learned that he had spent the last 15 months in an army rehabilitation hospital in San Antonio Texas .  His wife moved there to be with him and he was released from the hospital in September.  He was a rather quiet fellow; however, he did say that he wanted to get good at golf.  We had a nice round and as we became a bit more familiar I asked him about the brand new set of Ping woods and irons he was playing.  Some looked like they had never been hit.  His response was simple.  He said that this round was the first full round he had played with these clubs.

Later in the round he told me the following.  As part of the discharge process from the rehabilitation hospital, Ping comes in and provides three days of golf instruction, followed by club fitting.  Upon discharge from the hospital, Ping gives each of the discharged veterans, generally about 40 soldiers, a brand new set of custom fitted clubs along with the impressive golf bags.

The fellow I met was named Ben Woods and he looked me in the eye and said that being fitted for those clubs was one of the best things that ever happened to him and he was determined to learn to play golf well enough to deserve the gift Ping had given him.  Ben is now out of the service, medically discharged just a month ago.  He is as fine a young man as you would ever want to meet.

Ping has the good judgment not to advertise this program.  God Bless America and the game of golf.

THANKS AUSTRALIA, THIS IS AWESOME

 

THANKS AUSTRALIA, THIS IS AWESOME

Written by an Australian Dentist

To Kill an American

You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is. So they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!)

‘An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans..

An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan . The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.

An American is also free to believe in no religion.. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

 

An American lives in the most prosperous

 

land in the history of the world..

 

The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence , which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

An American is generous.. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!

As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan ..

 

The national symbol of America , The Statue of Liberty , welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America

Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001, earning a better life for their families. It’s been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.

 

So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world.. But, in doing so, you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.

Please keep this going!

Pass this around the World .

Then pass it around again. It says it all, for all of us.

Please do not just delete.

Pass it on first.

Thanks!

CHURCHILL ON ISLAM

Sir Winston Churchill 1899

This is amazing. And even more amazing is that this hasn’t been published long before now.

CHURCHILL ON ISLAM

Unbelievable, but the speech below was written in 1899!  (check Wikipedia – The River War)

I am sending the attached short speech from Winston Churchill, delivered by him in 1899 when he was a young soldier and journalist. It probably sets out the current views of many but expressed in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase and use of the English language, of which he was a past master. Sir Winston Churchill was, without doubt, one of the greatest men of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

He was a brave young soldier, a brilliant journalist, an extraordinary politician and statesman, a great war leader and Prime Minister, to whom the Western world must be forever in his debt. He was a prophet in his own time; He died on 24 January 1965, at the grand old age of 90 and, after a lifetime of service to his country, was accorded a State funeral.

HERE IS THE SPEECH:

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 London)

Churchill  saw it coming…………….

What can one say?

Another slap in the face to US Veterans.
Obama’s father served in WW II, really?
Of all the things I’ve seen or heard about Obama on the internet, NONE
has hit me like this!! How can we not believe some of the charges
about citizenship, religion, etc., after hearing what he says on this?
Obama said his father served in WW II? Barack’s father served in WW II?
He said so in a speech. Here is an 18 second video:
CNN News clip:

Is he a compulsive liar? Were there no reporters who checked or double
checked these statements and called the party on this? They did for
everyone else. Why not him?
Like it or not, here are the facts:
Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (Obama’s father) Born: 4/4/36 Died: 11/24/82
at the age of 46. He was 5 years old when WW II started, and less than
9 1/2 yrs old when it ended.

Lolo Soetoro (Obama’s step father) Born: January 2,1935 Died: 3/2/87
at the age of 52.
He was 6 years old when WW II started, and 10 years old when it ended.
He must have been the youngest Veteran in the war.
Watch the video. RIGHT OUT OF HIS MOUTH!!!
And the media doesn’t say anything. If you doubt it, Google both of these guys.
It appears this guy doesn’t know how to tell the truth — or he
doesn’t care about telling the truth! — or perhaps he doesn’t know
when he isn’t telling the truth (which is also a very scary angle).
Talk about STOLEN HONOR!!!
Had this been Bush, the Media would still be on this!
The CNN clip of Obama is surprising. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised
that this lie wasn’t uncovered, questioned or debated before the Nov.
2008 election.
Oh well, He must have just “forgotten” the facts, again. Or perhaps he
really doesn’t even know the difference between truth and fabrication?

LET’S MAKE THIS GO VIRAL

BE WHO YOU ARE AND SAY WHAT YOU FEEL …..BECAUSE THOSE THAT MATTER
DON’T MIND…..AND THOSE THAT MIND, DON’T MATTER.

Martha Raye

 

Some of you  remember Martha Raye very well.  A comedian and singer, she, like Joe E. Louis had a large mouth and appeared with Bob Hope, and on other radio programs and usually played supportive roles in comedy films and musicals. She was also loved for the work she did entertaining troops in WWII and Korea .

 

Some things you probably did not know about
Martha Raye

Most of the old time entertainers were made out of a lot sterner stuff than today’s crop of activists and whiners.

It was just before Thanksgiving  ’67 and we were ferrying dead and wounded  from a large GRF west of Pleiku , Vietnam .
We had run out of body bags by noon, so the Hook  (CH-47  CHINOOK)  was pretty rough in the back.
All of a  sudden, we heard a ‘take-charge’ woman’s voice in the  rear.

There was the singer and actress, Martha Raye with a SF (Special Forces) beret and jungle fatigues, with subdued markings,  helping the wounded into the Chinook, and carrying the dead aboard.

‘Maggie’ had been visiting her SF “heroes” out “west.”

We took  off, short of fuel, and headed to the USAF hospital pad at Pleiku.
As  we all started unloading, our Captain said to  Martha.
… Ms Ray, with all these dead and wounded to process, there would not be time for your show!

To all of our surprise, she  pulled on her right collar and said…..Captain, see this eagle? I am  a full ‘Bird’ Colonel in the US Army Reserve, and on this is a  ‘Caduse’ which means I am a Nurse, with a surgical specialty….now,  take me to your wounded.
He said, yes ma’am…. Follow  me.

Several times at the Army Field Hospital in Pleiku, she would  ‘cover’ a surgical shift, giving a nurse a well-deserved  break.
Martha is the only woman buried in the SF (Special Forces)  cemetery at Ft. Bragg.

God Bless America!!

Good photos – Excellent points!!!!

Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today’s American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented.

 

Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

 

 

They had waved goodbye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

 

 

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany, Italy, France and Japan. None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan. They were defending the United States of America as one people.

 

 

When we liberated France, no one in those villages were looking for the French American, the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only AMERICANS. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country’s flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

 

And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I’m sorry, that’s not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900’s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

 

 

And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty, it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn’t start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

 

KEEP THIS LETTER MOVING. FOR THE WRONG THINGS TO PREVAIL, THE RIGHTFUL MAJORITY NEEDS TO REMAIN COMPLACENT AND QUIET.

LET THIS NEVER HAPPEN!

 

I sincerely hope this letter gets read by millions of people all across our great nation. God Bless America!!