Ronald Reagan once famously quipped that nine of the most terrifying words in the English language are “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” Yet if The Great Communicator were alive today he very well may tack on four more words to his anxiety inducing salutation, “… and I’m heavily armed.” Continue reading Obama’s America: Heavily armed bureaucrats now outnumber US Marines
Possibly to be placed in the “What Was Your First Hint?” file, the perpetually vacationing Barack Obama admitted that Marines make him “feel small”.
As reported by Newsmax.com, “The only problem I’ve got when I’m here is having to work out with Marines in the gym,” Obama said during his annual Christmas Day visit with U.S. troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. “Because I generally feel like your commander in chief is in pretty good shape, and then I get next to some guy, you know, curling 100 pounds and it makes me feel small.”
And Obama has good reason to feel insecure. While attending meetings in Poland during the summer of 2014, candid video was leaked to the press of Obama hitting the gym. Well, maybe not hitting the gym… swishing would be more apt.
Doing his best Pee-Wee Herman imitation, America’s Commander-in-Chief was seen grimacing while working out with girl’s 10-pound weights. Possibly not into his workout, Obama was also seen yawning in-between sets.
Since 1775, member of America’s Marine Corps have been noted for extraordinary acts of personal heroism both on and off the field of battle. The final acts of Major Taj T. Sareen, 34, of San Mateo County, California prove true the old Marine Corps adage, “Old breed? New breed? There’s not a damn bit of difference so long as it’s the Marine breed.” Continue reading US Marine’s dying act was to save innocent people from harm
The plight of Marine Corps Major Jason Brezler could be described at a minimum as everything old is new again. However, on the other side of the coin, the case of Major Brezler could also be one of the premier cases of political hypocrisy in the history of the American Republic. As reported by the Daily Caller on Aug. 15, 2015, the Marine Reserve officer is still fighting his dismissal from the Corps for sending via his private email account classified information, which in the broadest of terms, is the same situation presidential contender Hillary Clinton finds herself in.
If you like your failed Operation Inherent Resolve, you can keep your failed Operation Inherent Resolve.
Four dead Marines, one wounded Marine, one wounded sailor, one wounded police officer in Chattanooga. Don’t forget the two soldiers killed a few years ago at the Army recruiting office in Arkansas, or those cut down at the Washington Navy Yard, or those slaughtered at Fort Hood, or the scores killed or wounded at the Boston Marathon, etc, etc. The list goes on.
Captain Derek Herrera, USMC (Retired) vowed he would leave his beloved Corps the same way he came in, on his own two legs. But as reported by KTXL of Sacramento, Calif. on Nov. 23, 2014, and also by the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 22, 2014, the disabled Leatherneck departed the service of his country not only donning ground-breaking medical equipment, but also with a rather prestigious medal presented for his personal valor on the field of battle pinned to his chest.
According to the rather boring sounding Marine Corps Order 1510.60B, otherwise known as the Marine Corps official History, Customs and Courtesy orders, the hand salute originated as a sign to a would-be aggressor that any given individual was approaching not in search of individual combat, but with friendship and goodwill, hence the showing of an empty right (fighting) hand. With the passing of time the raised right hand developed into the tipping of the hat, or at least touching the brim of the hat, as a sign of respect either to a social or military superior, or to any lady. Early in the 19th century, the proverbial tip ‘o the cap became the sharp, snappy hand salute we as a nation expect from any professional in uniform, be they military, law enforcement or firefighters.