Farewell to an Americans Hero … God Rest Your Soul.
On Sunday America lost its last link with an important era for America and the world, WWI, as it was referred to at the time, the war to end all wars. World War I veteran Frank W. Buckles died at his West Virginia home at the age of 110. Buckles was the last US veteran of WWI. According to Buckles enlistment records, he signed up for military service on August 14, 1917, he was only 16. Buckles died peacefully of natural causes
(February 1, 1901 – February 27, 2011)
Video: NBC News
In 1917 and 1918, close to 5 million Americans served in World War I, and Mr. Buckles, a cordial fellow of gentle humor, was the last known survivor. “I knew there’d be only one someday,” he said a few years back. “I didn’t think it would be me.”
Mr. Buckles, a widower, died on his West Virginia farm, said his daughter, Susannah Buckles Flanagan, who had been caring for him there.
Hat Tip Taps for a the Final WWI US Veteran: No Sheeple Here
Hot Air has a great write up and account of the life of Frank W. Buckles including ”France awarded him the Legion of Honor and he was invited to the White House to meet Bush. He became a spokesman for the World War I Memorial Foundation.”
Rest in Peace.
Once again President Barack Obama and Democrats are on the wrong side of the issue and against the American people.
A recent Rasmussen polls states that 58% of registered voters favor a government shutdown rather than Barack Obama and the Democrats choice of current government spending levels. Just 33% are in favor of Congress avoid a government shutdown by authorizing spending at the same levels as last year. Democrats find them selves on the wrong side of the American people as 80% of Republicans, but most importantly 59% of voters not affiliated with either major party believe a shutdown is a better option until the two sides can agree on spending cuts.
As Republicans and Democrats in Congress haggle over the budget, most voters would rather have a partial shutdown of the federal government than keep its spending at current levels.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 33% of Likely U.S. Voters would rather have Congress avoid a government shutdown by authorizing spending at the same levels as last year. Fifty-eight percent (58%) says it’s better to have a partial shutdown until Democrats and Republicans can agree on what spending to cut. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Breaking news from last nights Oscars … they are Leftist, union supporting, Republican bashers.
As reported at ABC’s The Note, during last nights Academy Awards, cinematography winner Wally Pfister went out of his way during his acceptance speech of thanking his union crew on “Inception.” But that’s not where it ended, he went into even greater Leftist politics backstage, off screen where he bashed Wisconsin Go. Scott Walker …
Backstage he went further, expressing shock at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal, which would limit union’s collective bargaining powers. Opponents of the plan have been protesting at the state capitol for 21 days.
“I think that what is going on in Wisconsin is kind of madness right now,” Pfister says. “I have been a union member for 30 years and what the union has given to me is security for my family. They have given me health care in a country that doesn’t provide health care and I think unions are a very important part of the middle class in America all we are trying to do is get a decent wage and have medical care.”
Just curious Hollywood, how do all those non-Union folks ever get by?
Oh the amazement and irony of it all of the union label. As stated at Big Hollywood, isn’t it rather comical that there is “nothing like an Academy Award winner who can afford to send his three children to whatever school he wants coming to the aide of the unions that have destroyed the public schools”.
Another shock, Hollywood types dropping the F-bomb and its just laughed off.
- Charlie Sheen has been getting too much media attention lately.
Herman Cain has wins the Tea party straw poll with 22% of the vote. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) came in second with 16% and Ron Paul in third with 15%. Although Cain is a long shot with as OTB states little chance of winning, many of his views and opinions are exactly what this country needs. Who is Herman Cain you ask? He is a conservative talk show host and former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive and now straw poll winner.
Video: Herman Cain on the Sean Hanity Show
Former pizza executive Herman Cain won on Sunday a 2012 presidential straw poll of attendees of a Tea Party conference in Arizona.
Cain won 22 percent of the vote in a straw poll of in-person attendees at the American Policy Summit, the first-ever conference organized by Tea Party Patriots, one of the larger umbrella organizations for Tea Party activists.
Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R), meanwhile, won nearly 50 percent of the votes cast by 2,300 online straw poll participants.