SHAMEFUL … Sons of FDNY Firefighters Killed By 9/11 Illness Losing Chance to Serve … Government Bureaucrats Say Their Father’s Deaths Weren’t Heroic Enough to be Considered “In the Line of Duty”
And we wonder why people hate the government … What a disgrace, shameful, simply shameful!!!
Ever wonder why Government bureaucrats are hated so much? One needs to look no further than the NY Post exclusive story where the son’s of fallen New York City firefighters that were killed because of post 9/11 related illnesses. These government bureaucrats, who will never be confused with heroes, made the determination that the son’s of firefighters as a result of ‘Ground Zero” illnesses, that their deaths were not heroic enough to be considered killed “in the line of duty”. NYC has a convoluted point system that is provided to those that want to be firefighters and given the son’s of fallen heroes added bonus points, called “legacy points”. However, NYC bureaucrats denied these points to the son’s who’s fathers died as a result of illnesses that resulted from them being at Ground Zero on that fateful day that terrorists attacked the World Trade Center killing nearly 3000 individuals.
They dreamed of following in the firefighter footsteps of their fathers who died of 9/11-related illnesses.
But then government bureaucrats declared their dads’ deaths weren’t heroic enough to be fully considered “in the line of duty.”
At least 13 men who banked on a longstanding FDNY policy granting children of firefighters who died on the job preferential status are devastated because their dreams have gone up in smoke.
“We’ve all been waiting at least five years just to get in the running to get the job. And now that we’re here, they’ve taken away the legacy of our fathers,” said Scott Barocas, whose father, Capt. Sheldon Barocas, died in 2011 from a 9/11-related cancer.
Barocas, 28, is among the unlucky group who received a letter in May from the FDNY notifying them of a mind-boggling interpretation of civil service law that their dads — who endured slow deaths from 9/11-related illnesses — died on administrative duty.
New York Gov. Cuomo has not signed the bill that would redefine death by 9/11 illnesses to as ‘killed in line of duty.’
What else would we expect these days from morons who deal with the 9-11 terror attack and the brave heroes who gave their lives and ran into buildings and helped other at Ground Zero not knowing what they were being exposed to? Is this the way we honor their memories? But when we have idiots at the 9-11 Memorial museum dissing the iconic picture of firefighters raising the America flag as being too ‘rah-rah” America … what would we expect from ignorant liberal government bureaucrats.
This needs to be changed and changed now!
Mark & Dana Michelle Gerstle, the Family Rescued by George Zimmerman Following SUV Rollover Crash in Florida Terrified They will Become Targets of Trayvon Martin Hate Mobs
An Obamanation where a heroic act goes unnoticed because of fear of the mob … This is despicable … I blame you President Barack Obama.
Mark and Dana Michelle Gerstle, the family that was rescued by George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin, have told friend that they are terrified that they might become targets of the pro-Trayvon, “no Justice, no Peace” mob following their roll-over crash where Zimmerman came to their aid. The family believes that if they go public with their story that George Zimmerman rescued them from their turned-over SUV and make him appear to be a hero, they will be targeted by the hate mobs. How sad and worse yet, sick is this? George Zimmerman pulled the Gerstles’ and their two young children from their SUV after it rolled over in Sanford, Florida near the busy I-4 motorway. However, they are afraid to get involved and state publicly that Zimmerman is a hero for fear of the backlash. It is unbelievable that this is where we have gotten in this country thanks the the race-baiting by civil rights agitators Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, the New Black Panther Party, the MSM and President Barack Hussein Obama.
The family rescued by George Zimmerman after a rollover crash in Florida are terrified they will become targets for hate mobs who have made death threats to the neighborhood vigilante.
Mark and Dana Michelle Gerstle told friends they do not want to talk publicly about Zimmerman for fear they will be accused of portraying him as a hero – and face a backlash from those who consider he got away with murder.
‘They are very grateful to Zimmerman for what he did, but they do not want to get involved,’ said a friend, who asked not to be named.
‘There is so much hatred directed towards him they have got to think about their own family. There are a lot of crazies out there. If they say anything in support of him it could backfire.’
The neighborhood watch volunteer, who to many is the most hated man in America after being acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, helped save the family after a terrifying crash.
This poor family simply had the unfortunate circumstance of getting into an accident and then having George Zimmerman save them. The reaction from the unhinged LEFT and race-baiters … how dare Zimmerman do anything good. He can’t be a hero, he is the Devil. Zimmerman can’t be a hero, that does not play into the Left’s and racial agitators narrative that Zimmerman is an evil racist. However, the truth is that the Gerstle family was rescued by Zimmerman and for that they are most likely personally grateful. However, publicly they cannot say anything for fear of being attacked. I cannot say I do not blame them, but what a commentary of society today. Thank you Barack Obama for your lack of leadership, your lack of bringing people together and your lack of character. Instead of providing leadership, Obama brought back the past and fanned the flames of racism. But what should we expect from a life-long community agitator?
The Gerstle family from Port Orange, near Daytona Beach, have refused all requests to talk about their encounter with one of the most infamous men in America.
Mr Gerstle was in no mood to discuss Zimmerman when he arrived back at the family home today in a rental car.
He screamed at reporters from his garage saying: ‘Go away. I’ve got nothing to say.’
The family have lived in the single story, tan stucco home for the past 10 years.
Gerstle drove straight into his garage after speeding down the road past several TV trucks and film crews waiting to interview him.
He appeared enraged that media wanted to talk to him.
The Evil George Zimmerman Helps Rescue Family From Overturned SUV in Sanford, Florida (VIDEO) (Update: 911 Audio Call of Accident)
I bet Dana and Mark Gerstle and their two children are glad that George Zimmerman got out of his car.
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin, helped rescue a family who were trapped in their overturned Ford Explorer SUV in Sanford. Florida. That is correct, the man who following the not guilty verdict, who has received death threats, who has been demonized by civil rights agitators and has been made the faux face of racism by an irresponsible media and president helped save the lives of Dana and Mark Gerstle and their two children. I guess its a good thing that Zimmerman emerged from hiding to help save this family. Might I add Zimmerman had to hide because if the death threats and the ginned up hostility from Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and yes, President Barack Obama. Sorry, but when one does a selfless act, that is hardly the actions of a man who has been portrayed as evil incarnate. There are many that best search their souls and even more who owe George Zimmerman an apology.
As reported at Fox News, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said the single-car accident occurred July 17 at approximately 5:45 pm. Think about this. George Zimmerman came out of hiding after the 1000′s of death threats against him to help complete and total strangers last week , risking himself by exposing himself to individuals in the public that might cause him harm. Sorry, these are hardly the acts of the Devil.
George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue a family who was trapped in an overturned vehicle, police said today
Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of Dana and Mark Gerstle and their two children, who were trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla. at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and route Route 46, police said. The crash site is less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin.
By the time police arrived, two people – including Zimmerman – had already helped the family get out of the overturned car, the sheriff’s office said. No one was reported to be injured.
Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after speaking with the deputy, police said.
What say you now liberal MSM and LEFT, what a rotten individual, how dare he be heroic. Hmm, who has egg on their face now? I guess the race baiters will say that he staged the accident to make it appear that he was a hero or say, well its not like the people in the car he saved were black. Who knows, but with the insanity that has come from the haters following the trail, anything is possible. Good grief, I was just kidding when I made the above comment, now I read at PJ Media that people were actually saying the same thing. What has this country come to?
I wish I was making this up. A few minutes ago I was driving back to my Hill Country lair from a meeting, and turned on the radio. Local talk show, politics, culture, the usual stuff. The hosts kicked off the show talking about this story. The first caller to get through was a guy who said that he didn’t believe the story. He said he believed Zimmermans is guilty and just made up the story to start trying to get people to like him.
The hosts pointed out that Sanford police are the source for the story, not Zimmerman. They asked the caller if he believed that the local police and sheriff’s department made up the crash and filed a false report just to help Zimmerman. The caller said that, well, the crash may have happened but that they’re making up Zimmerman’s involvement.
UPDATE I: The 911 audio call.
5 Year Old Jocelyn Rojas Abducted in Lancaster, Pennsylvania Saved by 15 Year Old Temar Boggs and his Friend from a Sex Offender (Kidnapper ID’d as Registered Sex Offender Harold Herr)
HEROES OF THE DAY …
As we are surrounded by so many who only want to cause trouble, promote vigilantism and divide us … along comes two heroes where race was irrelevant and all that mattered was the safety of a 5 year old little girl. God bless these two kids who stepped up, made a difference and saved a child from a certain peril at the hands of her abductor.
Five year old Jocelyn Rojas was kidnapped while playing in her front yard at the Lancaster Arms apartments in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. According to police, Jocelyn Rojas was lured away from her home by a man who promised her ice cream. The search began for the 5 year old girl as 15 year old Temar Boggs and his friend Chris Garcia took off on their bicycles trying to find her. About two hours later and about a half mile away from her home, the two boys spotted Jocelyn in a sedan and chased after the car on their bikes. After being followed, eventually the kidnapper let the child out of the car. She ran to Temar and said that she needed her mom.
From The Raw Story, speaking to a reporter with Lancaster Online on Saturday, 15-year-old Temar Boggs said he was helping move an elderly woman’s couch at a nearby apartment complex Thursday evening when someone approached asking if he’d seen a little girl.
Two teenage boys are being hailed as heroes after they chased a car carrying a kidnapped girl — on their bicycles.
Five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas was playing in her front yard in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when she vanished Thursday afternoon. Authorities believe she was abducted by a man who lured her by offering ice cream.
For two hours, neighbors and police scoured the area and asked if anyone had seen her.
Police are looking for the suspect, described as a white male between 50 and 70 years old. He was driving a reddish-purple or maroon car with round taillights. The man was wearing green shoes, green pants and a red-and-white striped shirt. He walked with a limp.
Tulsa, OK Burglar Robert Cole Bum-Rushed, Hog-Tied and Left for Police …Then Vigilant Home Owner Left and Went to Work (VIDEO)
Hero of the Week … “I was like, ‘That’s my man!’ I was really proud of him,” Houston said … So are we!!!
Burglar Robert Cole got the shock of his life when he attempted to rob the wrong home in Tulsa, OK. The home owners heard rustling inside the garage and Houston’s husband went to the front door. He then waited for the robber to come out and then he bum-rushed him. Denay Houston’s husband then hog-tied the crook, called 911 and then left him on the front lawn for the police to deal with as he went off to work. CLASSIC!!! Houston’s wife said that her husband works with horses so he is good with a rope. Yes he is. Must see video to appreciate.
A burglary suspect got quite the surprise Wednesday morning. Police say Robert Cole tried to break into a home, but ended up hogtied in the front yard.
The picture is making its way around the Internet. Police say Cole was bum-rushed and hogtied by the homeowner, after he tried to break in to the house in the 2600 block of East 54th Street North.
“He’s like a superhero,” said Denay Houston.
She said she is awfully proud of her husband and how this would-be burglar ended up.
They heard rustling inside the garage and Houston’s husband went to the front door.
“And then he waited for him to come out and then he bum-rushed him,” she said.
He did more than just bum-rush him–her husband tied Robert Cole’s hands and feet behind his back; hogtied him.
REST IN PEACE HEROES.
The ‘Hotshot’ units are among the best fire fighting crews in the country and sadly we mourn the loss of 19 heroes.
CNN is reporting that 19 firefighters were killed in Arizona on Sunday battling the wild fire in Yarnell. The crew who is part of the Prescott Granite Mountain Hot Shots was fighting the Yarnell Hill fire. It is being reported that presently the fire is 0% contained. The 19 members of an elite firefighting crew who were killed Sunday tried to protect themselves by deploying tent-like structures before they were overtaken. The fire is believed to have been started by lightening. We pray for the families and friends of the lost hero firefighters. May they rest in peace.
Nineteen firefighters were killed Sunday battling a blaze in Arizona, the state forestry division said.
The vast majority were from Prescott, said Wade Ward with the Prescott Fire Department.
State forestry official Art Morrison said the firefighters were members of a “hotshot” crew, tasked with digging a fire line and creating an escape route.
“In normal circumstances, when you’re digging fire line, you make sure you have a good escape route, and you have a safety zone set up,” Morrison said. “Evidently, their safety zone wasn’t big enough, and the fire just overtook them.”
Much more, including tweets and pics can be seen at BuzzFeed.
Valedictorian Roy Costner IV Rips Up Speech and Then Recites The Lord’s Prayer at Liberty High School in South Carolina
This is what leadership and character is about, standing up for one’s principles and beliefs, no matter what. There is hope for our future.
Roy Costner, the Liberty High School valedictorian, made a stand for the First Amendment, freedom of speech and freedom of religion and his religious beliefs and there was no government, school board, ACLU or anti-religious an atheist groups could do a damn thing about it. This is what leaders, character and heroes are made of. During his valedictorian speech at Liberty High School in South Carolina, 30 seconds into his faculty approved speech, Costner tore it up and ad-libbed it. Costner then began reciting the Lord’s Prayer, much to the shock of the school faculty and the applause from those in attendance. For all of you who think you have a right to have your 1st Amendment rights protected, by taking other’s away, you are wrong and clueless. And as for separation of Church and State, read the Constitution.
A special shout out to Roy Costner IV who dared stand up for his convictions and beliefs. In a time in which we are witness to adults in politics and government agency bureaucrats who have zero character, along comes this high school grad. He is our Scared Monkeys hero of the day.
Watch the actual speech below from Valedictorian Roy Costner IV
Liberty High School valedictorian Roy Costner hadn’t been at the podium for more than 30 seconds when he tore up the speech he had gotten approved by the faculty and began reciting the Lord’s Prayer to thunderous applause.
Patrick Elliott with the Freedom From Religion Foundation says they have received complaints about the district in South Carolina in the past for having student-led prayers at school board meetings.
So they wrote to them and asked them to stop.
“Sometimes people think, ‘majority rules’ but that’s not really the case with a constitutional right. So students do have the right to attend school without the school promoting or endorsing religion even if you know a large amount of people in the community would hope that the school would do so,” Elliott said.
Check out the FOX News story that explains the back story of anti-religious groups attacking schools in Pickens County, SC
Memorial Day 2013 – Remembering & Thanking Our Heroes For Their Service & Sacrifice Because Freedom is not Free
On this Memorial day, Scared Monkeys provided a special thank you to all of the men and woman who have sacrificed their lives to that We, the United States of America, remain free. We thank those who we can no longer thank personally for their sacrifice to this great Country. Thank you, we shall never forget you your service and sacrifice.
As we know, freedom is never free and it is our heroes of the United States Armed Forces who we all owe a debt of gratitude. Thank you for your service, sacrifice, honor and dedication to this country. So please, as you have the day off today, spend it with family and friends and celebrate the day in your own special way, take the time to remember those who gave their lives to make this day possible. These are true American heroes who should never be forgotten.
On this Memorial Day please remember to give thanks and honor those who protected this great Nation against evil and those who have laid down their lives in the ultimate sacrifice to protect our liberty and freedom. A special thank you to the men and woman of our Armed Forces who have paved the way to freedom with their lives. We thank you and your families for your service, sacrifice, honor and dedication to this country.
God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood
And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I wont forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today. ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA.
The words of President Ronald Reagan, Arlington National Cemetery, May 31, 1982: (read the entire inspirational and beautiful speech here).
“The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we — in a less final, less heroic way — be willing to give of ourselves.” [...]
“As we honor their memory today, let us pledge that their lives, their sacrifices, their valor shall be justified and remembered for as long as God gives life to this nation. And let us also pledge to do our utmost to carry out what must have been their wish: that no other generation of young men will every have to share their experiences and repeat their sacrifice.”
On a personal note I say thank you and you are missed to my uncle who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He served during WWII in George S. Patton’s Third Army. During his service he was a multiple Purple Heart recipient and was awarded the Bronze Star and Silver Star. What a special person this man was and a walking talking historian. He was so hesitant, like so many heroes from our “Greatest Generation” of talking about what he had experienced. My Uncle Joe enlisted as an 18 year old boy and came back from WWII a changed man, whose own mother did not even recognize. He would only talk about the war to me in his later years when he realized I was studying it in college as I was a History major. So many of his accounts of what happened just brought a tear to my eye that so many went through so much and sacrificed all. For me, other than the religious holidays of Easter and Christmas, the two most important American holidays are Memorial Day and Independence Day. Freedom truly is not free. I learned that from a man who until the day he passed away set off metal detectors in airports from the shrapnel that was in his body as a result of multiple German hand grenades. I can remember Taps being played at my uncles funeral at Arlington National Cemetery like it was just yesterday. To my uncle … Thank you from your namesake, Red.
We will never forget all of the brave acts of courage and sacrifice from all those who have served, God Bless All.
Three Thugs Get a Surprise When they Targeted What They Thought was a Defensless Woman … Until She Pulled Out her .38 Revolver
HERO OF THE DAY … Shirley Roberts.
She said no to crime and protected herself with her .38 revolver. Yet another example of how restrictive gun laws are just so wrong.
Talk about appearances can be deceiving. As reported at KMBC, woman’s husband had just left their Kansas City home in the 10600 block of Greenwood Road to get an oil change when Shirley Roberts heard someone jiggle the knob of the front door. The woman also she saw two other men heading to the back door. The three thugs thought they had scoped out an easy mark as they looked to rob the, what they thought, defenseless woman. They could not have been more wrong, thankfully. Shirley Roberts, who had been recently going to the shooting range to practice, whipped out her .38 revolver and started shooting at the would be thugs protecting herself. The police later arrested three individuals after they came to Research Medical Center. One of the men was treated for a gunshot wound to his chest. Hmm, wonder if it was covered by Obamacare?
The woman said she peered through the blinds and saw the men putting on gloves and raising their feet to try to kick their way through the sliding glass doors. She said she pulled the trigger and fired straight ahead.
The woman said the men ran off, firing shots toward the house.
The woman’s husband, Oscar Roberts, said they’ve been to a shooting range to practice what to do in case something like this happened.
This is just yet another example of how those who want to restrict guns and call for gun control from “We the People” are so wrong and misguided. A .38 revolver is the ultimate equalizer. One 52 year old woman was able to fend off three thugs and incapacitate them to the point where they would later be arrested by police. What would have happened if she was not allowed to own a gun? She would have been a victim.
A group of thugs figured it would be easy to overpower one Kansas City woman. After all, her husband had just left to run an errand, leaving her all alone in the home.
They couldn’t have been more wrong.
The woman, later identified as Shirley Roberts, 52, immediately retrieved her gun after she heard someone jiggle the knob of the front door. She also witnessed two additional men heading to the back door.
Looking through the blinds, Roberts saw the men putting on gloves and preparing to force their way into her home. So she trained her firearm on the men and opened fire.
GOP Senatorial Candidate Gabriel Gomez Calls Democrat Opponent Rep. Ed Markey “Pond Scum” After Being Compared to Osama Bin Laden
Massachusetts US Senate Race: With all due respect to pond scum …
Massachusetts Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez called opponent Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) “pond scum” during a recent interview. Gomez did so in a response to a question regarding a dirty and disgusting ad where his opponent Ed Markey compared Gomez, a former Navy SEAL, to Osama bin Laden in an internet video that placed their images side-by-side. As Gomez stated during his interview, maybe Markey does doe realize that it was Navy Seals who actually killed Bin Laden? The internet video is truly reprehensible. For Markey to put out his first video comparing Gomez to Bin Laden, because Gomez was critical of President Obama because they released so much classified information on the Navy Seals regarding the raid that killed Bin Laden that puts the troops in harms way.
“I don’t think there’s anything more offensive,” Gomez said. “You know I’ve got four young kids,
and they gotta sit there and gotta see an ad with their dad — who served honorably,
talk to anybody I served with — whether as a pilot or as a SEAL, anybody I worked with.
And for him to be as dirty and low, pond scum, like to put me up next to bin Laden,
he’s just gotta be called what he is. It’s that simple.”
Gomez went on to say, Congressman Markey has been around for 40 years, he know what he is doing. Hmm, I thought we honored Navy Seals who defend America’s freedoms and liberties. Guess not when it comes to Massachusetts liberal Ed Markey. Is this what we need in the US Senate? Funny how Barack Obama used the death of Bin Laden and the heroic efforts of our US Navy Seals for his political advantage and his photo-op of Obama in the “Situation Room” yet Obama was no where to be found when the Benghazi Consulate was being attacked by terrorists, Ambassador Stevens was missing and they were begging for help.