This Veterans Day, the Red, White and Blue are proudly flying over the Grunt Ranch, once again. And they won’t come down tomorrow, or the next day. They’ll stay up unless or until a subversive coup puts another traitor in the White House.
It hasn’t been that way for a while now. When this blog was started, the Ranch flew the yellow Gadsden revolutionary flag, by itself. Being a legitimate American flag, that was sufficient, and patriotic, though not ideal.
It’s been a long eight years of distress. And that distress has been real – not imaginary. Perhaps a hundred million Americans have lost their jobs or become underemployed because of the Obama experiment. When my Gadsden flag went up, only one year after the Manchurian Bastard was elected, I had lost my job of 21 years with Lockheed Martin due to his direct and purposeful cancellation of the Constellation Program and Space Shuttle support. The Christmas that Gadsden first flew at our house, in 2010, my young children made do with only token Christmas presents and depressed and anxious parents who saw very little future for them.
That eventually got better for us, but it did not get better for the families of a record numbers of soldiers and service people who died or committed suicide under Barack Obama’s crippling rules of engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of those families were lost forever.
But the Stars and Stripes are back, with gusto. We celebrate that today, and we thank all our servicemen and women of the past and present. May they no longer be ashamed to serve.