Stars and Stripes Forever

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.

noah2That 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.


About GruntOfMonteCristo

Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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17 Responses to Stars and Stripes Forever

  1. barnslayer says:

    My humble thanks to all Vets past, present, and future.
    Being in NYC after the election of Mr. Trump has been almost euphoric. Congrats to our military for gaining a worthy CINC. As Charlie Daniels said at the beginning of the Reagan era…

    “We’re gonna put her feet back on the path of righteousness and then,
    God bless America again”

    I truly never did think it ever would happen again in my lifetime.
    Praise God!

  2. Euripides says:

    All areas of the workforce were impacted by Obama. Obamacare’s made it nearly impossible to find full-time work in education as no school can afford to pay insurance and so dump the responsibility on the teachers, who get part-time pay. It’s been a long and miserable time. Sorry your industry took the hit as well.

    • That really is a crime, especially since it was obvious it would happen from the beginning to all who resisted – in Congress and elsewhere. This was not a harmless regime. I’m sorry for your suffering, Rip.

  3. fredd says:

    We’ll see how long it takes for The Donald to beef up the truly shitty morale in the military. It was going to shit when I served, over 30 years ago. Back then (by crackee) the social experiment of integrating women into all ‘non-combat’ services was pissing most soldiers off. Now that gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals, trans-sexuals, and on and on all can serve openly and flaunt their debauchery in everyone’s face, I can’t imagine anybody being happy in the military.

    That, and all of their equipment that they are expected to fight the next war with is falling apart.

    • I just spent an hour last night FaceTime-ing[TM] with our Marine at Pendleton. It was still sunny there, and the Euc-trees and palms were swaying in the ocean breeze in the background, and the other Marines were laughing and smoking in the background, They were euphoric. They hated Hillary, especially the DIs and officers, and the same sentiment may extend to others still high up in command, but you didn’t hear that from me.

      BTW, they got steak and lobster for the Marine Corps birthday, and extra cake and liberty for Vet’s day. They were pretty happy.

  4. Solaratov says:

    Unfortunately, I spent Veterans Day – and the two days before – starting up a new anti-cancer chemo….and trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to keep from puking my guts out in a bucket. That pretty much passed by late last night; but it’s slow going.
    Maybe next year will be better.

  5. Jules Smith says:

    Well said, Grunt. Make sure some weeping leftie doesn’t come and burn it…Be ready with a bat.

  6. Solaratov says:

    Heh! Heh! Heh!

    😉 😉 😉

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