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Worst Quotes of the Week – March 13, 2021

President Trump with Republican National Convention Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel and Michigan Republican Party Cochair Terry Bowman in 2019. Photo by Max Elram

“If you donate to our Save America PAC at (DonaldJTrumpDOTcom), you are helping the America First movement and doing it right. We will WIN, and we will WIN BIG! Our Country is being destroyed by the Democrats!”

Former President Donald Trump, pleading for donations to his new political action committee

“The RNC, NRSC and NRCC are grateful for President Trump’s support, both past and future. Through his powerful agenda, we were able to break fundraising records and elect Republicans up and down the ballot. Together, we look forward to working with President Trump to retake our congressional majorities and deliver results for the American people.”

Ronna Romney McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC); Sen. Rick Scott, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC); and Tom Emmer, who chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), responding to Trump’s pitch above

“Everything in this bill is rotten to the core.  This is a bill as if written in hell by the devil himself.”

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), about HR1, also known as For the People Act of 2021, which would expand voting rights

“There’s a fundamental difference between Democrats and Republicans.  Democrats value as many people as possible voting and they’re willing to risk fraud.  Republicans are more concerned about fraud, so we don’t mind putting security measures in that won’t let everybody vote – but everybody shouldn’t be voting.”

Rep. John Kavanaugh (R-AZ), on new proposals in the Arizona State Legislature supposedly designed to strengthen protections against voter fraud

“Pregnant women are going to fight our wars.  It’s a mockery of the U.S. military.  While China’s military becomes more masculine as it’s assembled the world’s largest navy, our military needs to become, as Joe Biden says, ‘more feminine’ – whatever ‘feminine’ means anymore, since men and women no longer exist.”

Tucker Carlson, criticizing new uniform designs for pregnant female military personnel

Carlson’s lament has drawn sharp rebuke from military veterans, including Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) who lost both of her lower legs while serving as a combat pilot in Iraq in 2004.  Duckworth tweeted this about Carlson.

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Veteran’s Day 2020

“Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Image: Carol Cavalaris

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Veterans Day 2014

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“Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.”

Mark Twain

 

Veterans Day

Image: The Burnt Papers.

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The Soldier’s Christmas Poem

Thank you to Poet Creations for this.

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Veterans’ Day

Today is Veterans’ Day here in the United States, and I want to acknowledge all our military personnel – past and present – as well as the military personnel of other nations.  They often do the dirty work of the political elite who sit up high on their marble thrones and cry freedom and patriotism.  In the aftermath of this year’s vicious presidential elections, we need to realize true freedom is often written in blood.

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Quote of the Day

“It’s pretty cool to see our country doing things like this.” 

– Army Sgt. Shawn Hudson, upon returning to Fort Bragg via Dallas / Ft. Worth International Airport

After 8 years, the “Welcome Home a Hero” program ended last week, as the last troops returning from Iraq passed through DFW.  During that time, some 10,000 volunteers greeted thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guardsmen.  Many of the volunteers were military veterans, including Vietnam combatants who never received such a greeting.

Tom Downey, 71, who volunteers with the organization 'Welcome Home a Hero' greets a soldier with a rose on March 14, 2012 at the at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

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