Black firefighter a disgrace
Posted: November 23, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern
Days before I read about the firefighter’s award, my 91-year-old dad and I watched a movie called “Proud.” Narrated by the late, great Ossie Davis, the movie dramatized the experience of black sailors aboard the USS Mason during World War II. The ship became the only black-manned ship that actually saw combat. As a destroyer escort, it shepherded Allied convoys through German sub-filled waters, taking risks even the vaunted English Navy refused, deeming the mission too treacherous. Indeed, black sailors welcomed the assignment to the ship because, during this military-segregated era, they wished to prove themselves by seeing actual combat rather than engaging in “menial” labor.
I’d like to see that movie. It’s amazing how despite “Black History Month”, Veteran’s Day, and Memorial Day that we hear so little of the truly great achievements of ordinary people.
Four Minutes of Video Every American
Should Watch Before April 15th
At an IRS press conference on September 16, 2003 concerning tax “scams” and tax “evasion”, the lead tax reporter for The New York Times, David Cay Johnston (in reference to the WTP Petitions for Redress) directly, and specifically, questioned IRS Commissioner Mark Everson about what law requires Americans to pay income taxes.
If you watch the video, then you’ll be confused.
It seems like a real straight forward question. Doesn’t it?
I would think that they would answer “The XYZ law, section 123, paragraph 1776, line 44-40, obligates every person to pay an income tax.” Followed by “now can we get to serious questions?”
But, no. They dance around the issue.
Perhaps there is no law and this is all a big hoax!
… … another holiday that has lost its meaning?
Now call me “Ebenezer” (Stone of Help? Or, Charles Dickens’ character) but, with the illegitimacy rate climbing, single moms, marriage rates falling, the coarsening of society, and the general demise of the “nuclear family” … …
… … has this become another “Norman Rockwell” holiday?
That’s is where it looks better in a picture than it does in real life.
Nothing more than excuse to take some days off, kickoff some pathetic football games by overpaid “athletes” with “interesting antics”, and begin the over commercialized “holiday shopping season”?
This year, there was a deluge of propaganda about “airport security” and how people should prepare for what I call “unreasonable search and seizure” by the gubamint at the airports. And people just line up and take it. (No security expert with any kind of credentials that I have read or talked to thinks this in anything more than what one of them calls “security theater”!) So the media lackeys, (remember they are regulated by the FCC in violation of the First Amendment) obey their big guabmint masters, and put out the gang’s (oppressive) message “well keep you safe as long as you comply”. What “barabara striesand”! Personally, I won’t fly, unless my employer really really insists. When they discharge all these extra government hacks, then and only then will I consider it.
So, here we go into another holiday season, when all I can say is “tsk, tsk”.
Maybe I’m getting old but that’s how I see it.
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