9/11

I'm a New Yorker. Here’s How I Teach My Son About 9/11

September 11, 2001 is woven into the city where my son grows and learns, and it is a story he needs to hear. Here's what I tell him.

It happens every year around this time. I emerge from the subway, leave a play, or walk out into my backyard, and there it is again: Two piercing blue lights racing razor-straight into the dark skies. It’s jarring, in a somber and soft kind of way, I can feel it in my whole body.

A few years ago, something new happened when I saw that ghostly tribute to the Twin Towers. My son asked, “Dad, what’s that?”

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York alone are not easy to talk to young kids about. Along with the sadness of so much death, there is introducing a kind of evil that would kill thousands of innocents out of depthless hatred. For kids, especially kids in New York City, comes the fear of it happening again.

When the time came to tell our son, my wife stumbled upon a remarkable resource. In 2002, Maira Kalman wrote and created the art for an extraordinary children’s book called “Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey.” The beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a decommissioned fireboat bought and restored by some friends for fun. On 9/11, the boat not only helped ferry people from lower Manhattan, it was pressed into its original service and once again put out fires.

The book’s focus on positive action while not being shy about what really happened that day makes it a great introduction to the tragic events.

There were firefighters, police, and more who rushed in because they knew their duty and loved their fellow man. These are universal stories that our boys and girls need to hear. They are songs as old as man.

Read it all @ Telling the story of 9/11

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Obama returns to attack Trump .. and talk about himself

"But there droning over my shoulder was President Trump’s predecessor, breaking precedent and going after his successor in full throated, self-focused hubris that marked his presidency in large measure. On Friday he referred to himself 102 times."

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Trump works something like fifteen hours a day. His drug of choice is making progress. Trump made progress by rolling back what is turning out to be thousands of Obama dictates. Dictates that had seen devastating slowdowns on American industry, energy, and enterprise. Once deregulation got rolling, economic reforms, tax system overhauls, and removal of the Obamacare mandate helped businesses explode. While Obama never oversaw a day in the markets where even one “all time high” occurred. President Trumps has seen “all time highs” occur on 99 of his first 600 days in office. 

In foreign policy, Obama told the American people he was right, enlightened, and within his appropriate authority to give our enemies in Iran $750 billion dollars, and more or less allow them to write an agreement in relationship to nuclear pursuits that we more or less rubber stamped. Trump has torn up that agreement and not a dime of American dollars has flowed to the terrorists since he has. 

On national security Obama couldn’t seem to stop ISIS. Trump has scrubbed their operations from the face of the earth. On immigration Obama’s Justice Department allowed the drug cartels to smuggle guns from the U.S. that ended up being used against his own border guards—killing them on more than one occasion. Trump—needless to say—has handled the border in a more common sense manner. 

North Korea “perplexed” Obama. Trump scares North Korea. Obama refused to stand by our ally in Israel. Trump did what no President has had the guts to and moved our embassy to their national capital and recognized it as such. Obama apologized to world powers. Trump has told them to “pay their share.”

Obama was fine with letting more jobs flow overseas, and showed zero interest in reviving American manufacturing (formerly a core component of the Democratic message.) Trump not only talked about bringing the jobs back, we’ve watched as a nation as these factories are re-opening, and new ones are being built.

Obama hid his radical socialism .. Trump’s fair market contrast demonstrates such white hot difference in the two theories that it exposes everything for what it is, as it is.

So the battle is enjoined. America will decide in November.

Read it all @ Obama vs. Trump

by Kevin McCullough 

 

Let's send Obama a message ..

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A PROMISE IS A PROMISE

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President Trump is Making America Great Again

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Democrat / Hollywood / Media obsession with overturning the 2016 election is taking them (and U.S.) to crazytown.

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Watching the way liberals “handle” disappointment is a clear warning that they cannot be trusted in a crisis. They could no more be expected to sanely steer our Ship of State than Captain Ahab was to take proper charge of his whaling vessel.

In fact, Moby Dick is the prototype for what is happening to the obsessed minds of the liberal establishment. Like Ahab, who lost a leg to a Great White Whale, the crazed swamp-dwellers lost an election to a Great “Orange” creature that seems to have come out of nowhere. He has not only crippled them, he has blinded them with rage and plunged them into a vast sea of obsession from which they cannot seem to rescue themselves.

The lasting popularity of Melville’s novel speaks to the self-destructive power of obsession. To visit vengeance on Moby Dick, Captain Ahab would destroy everything -- not just his sea-worthy nemesis, but his entire crew -- and, indeed, what was left of his vengeful self. In the same manner, the all-consuming vendetta that grinds away at the leaders of the Democrat Party could end up destroying them and it.

The last that readers of Moby Dick see of Captain Ahab, he is lashed helplessly to the body of his mortal enemy. That is the risk fools take when they are unable to cut the punishing ropes of obsession.

Read it all @ "The Ahabs of the Left"  by Doris O'Brien  

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We can beat these crazy liberals. Join US ..

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'This is political mortal combat'.. by Conrad Black.

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There is no point engaging in the traditional sportsmanlike nomenclature of describing the opposition as “adversaries.” They are enemies and the president would not wish it any other way. He ran for office against both parties, the lobbyists, almost all the national political media, and the politically active elements of Wall Street, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley. 

Trump has won the first three rounds, the Republican nomination, presidential election, and effective takeover of the Republican congressional delegation and party apparatus. But his enemies, in both parties, didn’t realize they were under serious threat until Election Night. 

By its nature, this battle can’t lead to compromise, just as there was no honeymoon. This level of division and antipathy can be resolved only by a decisive win.

Democrats fired an instantly fizzling cannon with the inevitable Bob Woodward’s customary pastiche of fabrications, unsourced misquotations, and malicious gossip. Woodward, the old sniper who never dies, on Tuesday had the distinction of being called a liar by two four-star Marine generals, John Kelly and James Mattis, both among the very few holders of high public office in living memory whose integrity could not be and never has been questioned.

Finally, Robert Mueller will now accept written answers to questions from the president on collusion matters. This is a concession that he can’t subpoena the president and has no evidence of Trump–Russia collusion and no chance of a perjury trap. The thought, expressed by many in the media, that Mueller could still hang tough on questioning of the president about obstruction of justice is, like the Democratic-media echo chamber’s joyous ululations over the Woodward drivel, rubbish. 

The conventional wisdom remains that the Democrats will win the House. I don’t think so. No president has ever run a midterm campaign remotely as determined as this president will, his objective performance in office is good — the economy, the border, and trade; his only weaknesses are stylistic, but he is a good deal more substantial and even likable than his gutter-sniping enemies.

Trump has not got to this historic point by being the blustering and crooked buffoon portrayed by his enemies. He is a cunning and pitiless enemy. This is political mortal combat.

Read it all @ Trump and His Enemies    

Do you want to Win?

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Chuck Schumer signals his readiness to impeach our president .. “The sooner the better”

Can You Hear Me Now?

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) revealed Democrat plans for next year at a Labor Day parade on Monday when he, using a bullhorn, told a crowd member that he and Democrats intend to impeach President Donald Trump should they gain control of the Congress.

“When are you going to impeach Trump?” a man shouted as Schumer walked by, carrying a bullhorn.

“The sooner the better” the Senate minority leader fired back.

“The sooner the better? That’s not answering the question,” the man yelled back.

“We got to get a few Republicans,” Schumer replied. “The Democrats are on your side.”

Read it all @ IMPEACH

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Bill Nelson entered politics in 1972. He was first elected to the Florida Legislature. Enough is Enough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Photo by: EFE News Agency / Alamy Stock Photo)

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Now it's time for Rick Scott

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The next governor of Florida must be smart, tough and know how government works. That's Ron DeSantis.

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"Rod Rosenstein has a peculiar view of the Constitution and rule of law," said DeSantis. "The rule of law [to Rosenstein] is whatever arbitrary decision is made by him [or] others in his department. DeSantis said Rosenstein appears to believe that the Congress, president and courts are all subordinate to the Justice Department.

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The DOJ "is a statutorily-created department .. [They] get [their] money from Congress." DeSantis said Congress therefore has the right to conduct oversight over Rosenstein and the Justice Department. "He has botched this whole Mueller thing .. He has let this thing go far beyond its original mandate."

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Smart. Tough. Ready to Lead Florida.

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Nancy Soderberg is endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (and it gets worse)

NANCY SODERBERG

Endorsements

Former Vice President Joe Biden,

Former Fl. governor Charlie Crist,

Former candidate for Fl. governor Alex Sink.

Also, the following organizations:

NARAL Pro-Choice America,

Indivisible United Florida

LGBTA Democratic Caucus

J Street PAC

New Dem PAC,

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's “Red to Blue.”

End Citizens United

Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Nancy Soderberg may as well be Nancy Pelosi.

They'll vote the same way 100% of the time.  

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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6

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