Retired Marine Col. Jeffrey A. Powers Letter To The NFL (VIDEO) … “I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem.”

DOES THE NFL AND THE LEFT REALLY WANT TO BE ON THE OPPOSING SIDE OF THIS RETIRED MARINE?

Retired Marine Col. Jeffrey A. Powers letter to the NFL puts life and everything into perspective. The words and actions of a true American hero and of those who defend our liberties and freedom as compared to a bunch of spoiled, over-paid malcontents. Let’s remember who the real heroes are in life, they where uniforms, not sports jerseys.

 The full letter from Retired Marine Col. Jeffrey A. Powers:

Commissioner,

I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and Giants Stadium.

I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.

Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins.

Now I watch multi millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were!

You are complicit in this!

You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the morale courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this.

Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner. What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs publicly?

I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone? Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is ok? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multimillion dollar contracts for playing a freaking game! You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applause those who have not.

Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles.

They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families. They don’t do it for an hour on Sunday. They do 24/7 often with lead,not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted off in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don’t even have ice! Many do t have legs or arms. Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America. They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety. On 9-11, hundreds vanished. They are the heroes.

I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!

Time to change the channel.

Col Jeffrey A Powers USMC(ret)

President & Commander in Chief Donald Trump Stops to Retrieve Marine’s Hat (VIDEO)

COMMANDER IN CHIEF SHOWS WHY HE IS RESPECTED BY THE MILITARY …

Hell must have froze over the weekend as CNN actually provided something positive of President Donald J. Trump. While boarding Marine One, the Commander in Chief stopped and took the opportunity to retrieve a Marine’s hat that had blown off his head. Not one, but twice President Trump retrieved the Marine’s hat. A marine standing at attention can obviously not move from his post. The president realized that and helped him out. This is not a light moment as CNN would have you believe but instead an incredible optic from a president who is very proud of the men and women he serves as their Commander in Chief.

On his way back from Germany while getting onto Marine One, President Donald Trump did something that I have never seen any other president do in the past.

As President Trump approached Marine One, one of the Marines who stands guard at the door and salutes the president when he boards and leaves the helicopter had his cover (military lingo for hat) blown off.

Sticking to his training, the Marine refused to break his position of attention and did not attempt to retrieve his cover.

This is yet another way how Trump is making America great again. Respecting and honoring the military. Remember Barack Obama’s coffee cup salute to the marines getting off Marine One? Just how insulting could a president possibly be? Yes, I would say there is quite a different amount of respect in the White House today for our men and woman of the military and they know it.

President Obama Salutes Marines with Coffee Cup in Hand – Semper Latte

Memorial Day – 2017: Remembering, Thanking & Honoring Our Military Heroes For Their Service & Sacrifice

REMEMBERING AND HONORING OUR MILITARY HEROES WHO GAVE ALL … BECAUSE FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE AND HONOR IS FOREVER.

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On this Memorial Day 2017, Scared Monkeys sends a special thank you to all of the military men, woman and their families who made the ultimate sacrificed so that We, the United States of America, could remain the home of the free because of the brave. We thank those who gave their lives in the name of liberty and freedom from the bottom of our hearts. We can no longer than them in person, but we can honor their sacrifices to this great Country. Thank you and God Bless you, we shall never forget you your service and sacrifice. Please take time today to remember what this day is truly about and the men and women that we have lost.

Remembering my uncle and all the brave heroes who sacrificed so much … I can remember like it was yesterday, but in fact it was more than 25 years ago, when I stood in Arlington National Cemetery for the funeral of my Uncle and namesake. I can remember the sound of Taps and the 21 gun salute as tears flowed down my face as I laid to rest my hero and a man that gave so much for his country and for me. A man who was the toughest and most honorable, proud and yet humble man I have ever known. God bless all.

Double-Amputee Marine Jose Luis Sanchez Carries the American Flag at the 2017 Boston Marathon (VIDEO)

BOSTON STRONG … MARINE STRONG … PATRIOT STRONG!!!

Yesterday was the running of the Boston Marathon and lets just say, it was amazing. For those who have been to the Boston Marathon and have watched it over the years understand that the race is much more than who wins and who has the fasted time, it is about the journey, the runners and the many stories as to why anyone would put themselves through such a grueling ordeal. Such is the 2017 inspirational story of Marine Jose Luis Sanchez, a double-amputee who lost his legs in Afghanistan. This American patriot on Patriot’s Day at the 121st Boston Marathon ran the entire race while carrying an American flag.

Semper Fi!!!

Marine Strong!!!

A true inspiration and American hero

It is hard enough running a marathon, imagine doing so with having the honor and glory of carrying the American flag through out.

Watch the story of this American Hero, God Bless and Semper Fi!!!

Military Times/Institute for Veterans and Military Families Poll: Most Troops Have an Unfavorable View of Obama

The Not-so Commander in Chief …

The Military Times reports that a recent Military Times/Institute for Veterans and Military Families poll shows that the military has a 51.5% unfavorable rating of Barack Obama, while only 16.4% have a favorable one after eight years. Who had the most unfavorable opinion of Obama of all of the branches of the military, the Marines at 60.3%.  The biggest criticism of Obama’s time in office was that he decreased the size of the military while in office, as 71% of those polled said the military needs more personnel. Red State opines that back in 2014, 65% of post-9/11 veterans had a favorable opinion of former President George W. Bush, calling him a good Commander-in-Chief, as opposed to about 42% at that time for President Obama.

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President Barack Obama will step down after eight years as commander in chief with one of the most influential tenures leading the U.S. military, but not necessarily the political support of service members.

His moves to slim down the armed forces, move away from traditional military might and overhaul social policies prohibiting the service of minority groups have proven divisive in the ranks. His critics have accused him of trading a strong security posture for political points, and for allowing the rise of terrorists like the Islamic State group whom the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were supposed to silence.

More than half of troops surveyed in the latest Military Times/Institute for Veterans and Military Families poll said they have an unfavorable opinion of Obama and his two-terms leading the military. About 36 percent said they approve of his job as commander in chief.

Their complaints include the president’s decision to decrease military personnel (71 percent think it should be higher), his moves to withdraw combat troops from Iraq (59 percent say it made America less safe) and his lack of focus on the biggest dangers facing America (64 percent say China represents a significant threat to the U.S.)

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