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  • NY Assembly: No free college tuition for Gold Star families

    04/11/2019 4:59:28 AM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies ^ | 04/09/19 | Mark Weiner
    New York lawmakers on Tuesday refused to advance a bill that would have provided free college tuition to the families of military personnel from the state who were killed in the line of duty. The Assembly’s Higher Education Committee voted 15 to 11 to hold the bipartisan bill, effectively ending its chances of making it to a floor vote this session.
  • Gary Sinise Flew 1,000 Children of Fallen Soldiers to Disney World for Christmas

    12/13/2018 10:20:12 AM PST · by detective · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Dec 201 | Justin Caruso
    Actor Gary Sinise gave an amazing gift to Gold Star families for Christmas — a trip to Disney World for almost 1,700 family members of fallen soldiers. “Each one of these children who are going on these airplanes have lost a parent in military services—either combat related or illness or unfortunately suicide sometimes,” The Gary Sinise Foundation founder said. “We wanna take care of these kids and make sure they know we don’t forget.” The families took 15 planes and stayed at Disney for five days, The Epoch Times reports.
  • Slain SEAL’s dad wants answers: ‘Don’t hide behind my son’s death’ (February 26, 2017)

    01/23/2018 12:09:05 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 3/1/17 | Julie K Browm
    When they brought William “Ryan” Owens home, the Navy SEAL was carried from a C-17 military plane in a flag-draped casket, onto the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base, as President Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and Owens’ family paid their respects. ....“I’m sorry, I don’t want to see him,’’ Owens recalled telling the chaplain who informed him that Trump was on his way from Washington. “I told them I don’t want to meet the President.” It had been little more than 24 hours since six officers in dress uniform knocked on the door to Owens’ home in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.... ...Owens...
  • Trump scored 30/30 on a Montreal Cognitive Exam (truncated)

    01/16/2018 1:56:13 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 34 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/16/18 | Daniel Dale
    There was some suspicion that it'd happen, but Dr. Ronny Jackson is releasing detailed medical information about Trump - comparable to, or possibly even more than, he released when he examined Obama. Jackson says "there's no indication whatsoever" that Trump has any cognitive issues such as dementia or Alzheimer's or "any issue whatsoever with his thought process."
  • Trump did ‘exceedingly well’ on a cognitive test, top White House doctor says

    01/16/2018 2:52:38 PM PST · by EBH · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/19/2018
    At the president’s request, Jackson said that he reviewed a number of cognitive tests and then administered the Montreal Cognitive Assessment during Trump’s first presidential physical exam on Friday afternoon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The 10-minute exam is designed to detect mild cognitive impairment, generally in older patients. Trump answered all 30 questions correctly, Jackson said. The test includes asking a patient to name several animals, draw a clock with the hands at a certain time, copy a cube and recall a short list of words, among others. Jackson said he has “no indication whatsoever that he...
  • LG Electronics to start operating U.S. washing machine factory in fourth-quarter 2018

    01/11/2018 12:32:45 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies ^ | January 11, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    South Korea’s LG Electronics plans to start operating its new washing machine factory in the United States in the fourth quarter this year, its chief executive said on Thursday.
  • General Kelly: Working with President Trump to Restore the Sacred

    10/25/2017 10:24:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 25, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    If ever there was an officer and a gentleman, it is retired Marine Gen. John Kelly. Last week, the White House chief of staff directly addressed the offensive politicization of President Trump’s personal phone call to the grieving widow of a courageous Green Beret who gave his life in a distant land. While much has been said about General Kelly’s moving tribute to those who pay the ultimate price for our freedom and the Gold Star families who live the continuous nightmare of their loss, his other declarations regarding our culture are worthy of our appreciation and reflection too. “You...
  • Gold Star mom: I felt disrespected by Obama

    10/24/2017 4:55:53 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 24, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    My column on Gen. John Kelly and whether previous presidents always made condolence calls to the families of fallen soldiers produced an outpouring of both praise for Kelly and vitriol for his criticism of a Florida congresswoman. Yet a note from a Colorado woman, Julie Schrock, stands out in the crowd. Her Marine son, Corporal Max Donahue, was severely injured in Afghanistan in 2010, and later died. He was 23. Here is what she wrote: “I’m a Gold Star mother and it pains me to see what is happening. The media bias is obvious to anyone willing to dig a...
  • Live Your Life Worthy of Their Sacrifices!

    10/22/2017 2:50:53 PM PDT · by Syncro · 9 replies ^ | 10/20/2017 | Debbie Lee
    Live Your Life Worthy of Their Sacrifices!   My heart breaks and tears trickle down my cheek this morning as I gather my thoughts to share from the depths of a Gold Star Mother's heart. My fingers shake as I place them on the keyboard of my computer. How have we as a nation come to the place of tolerating the disrespect for our flag, our faith in God, and our fallen warriors and our Gold Star families? As a Mother whose sons and son-in-law served as a Marine, Soldier, and Navy SEAL and a brother who retired after...
  • CNN Invites Gold Star Mom Hoping She'd Bash Trump What She Say Backfired In Their Faces(VIDEO)!

    10/22/2017 5:53:42 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 13 replies
  • Dem rep's office reportedly overwhelmed by calls amid Trump feud (Frederica Wilson)

    10/21/2017 12:36:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Rep. Frederica Wilson's (D-Fla.) offices in Washington and Miami have reportedly been inundated with phone calls and threats following a war of words with President Trump this week. Staffers at one point had to turn off the phones in Wilson's D.C. office after callers bombarded the phones lines, forcing many callers to only reach a voicemail, a local CBS affiliate reported Friday. The number of calls has apparently reached the thousands over the past few days, according to the report, which said that fax machines were turned over to investigators as threats rolled in, pulling in the Capitol Police, Homeland...
  • Listen to Donald Trump speak to gold star widow

    10/20/2017 1:53:15 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 35 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/20/17
    Gold star widow Natasha De Alencar has released the audio of a phone conversation she had with Trump in April about the death of her husband who was killed in Afghanistan. The audio speaks for itself, as does the fact that Ms. De Alencar released it amidst the controversy that the ridiculous Rep. Wilson ginned up
  • Gold Star Widow Releases Trump’s Call After Husband Was Killed In Afghanistan

    10/20/2017 9:25:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/2017 | Henry Rodgers
    Gold star widow Natasha De Alencar released the audio of a phone conversation she had with President Donald Trump in April about the death of her husband who was killed in Afghanistan. “I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a horrible thing, except that he’s an unbelievable hero,” Trump told her in the call about her husband Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, which The Washington Post released. “Thank you. I really, really appreciated it,” she said. “I really do, sir.” Trump also told the widow if she is ever in Washington D.C. that she...
  • Kelly Rips Democratic Rep’s ‘Selfish’ Behavior In Attacking Trump’s Call To Army Widow

    10/20/2017 7:23:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | October 19, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    UPDATE: Former Clinton spokersperson Brian Fallon ripped Kelly, calling him "odious" for his press briefing today: This is foul attempt to spin issue of Trump's callousness into a conversation about a congresswoman who did the consoling Trump wouldn't.— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) October 19, 2017 Kelly isnt just an enabler of Trump. He's a believer in him. That makes him as odious as the rest. Dont be distracted by the uniform.— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) October 19, 2017 Before Kelly was Chief of Staff, he was the DHS secretary defending Trump's travel ban and overseeing mass deportations.— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) October 19,...
  • A Gold Star widow says Trump understood her loss

    10/20/2017 8:24:53 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/20/2017 | By Faith Karimi and Joe Sutton, CNN
    (CNN)Natasha De Alencar was sitting at home after a trip to Walmart in April when a phone rang. It was President Donald Trump, and he wanted to talk about her husband. Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar had been brought back to the United States from Afghanistan days earlier in a flag-draped casket. The member of the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) died April 8 -- the first American killed in combat in Afghanistan this year, according to Pentagon records. The soldier died of injuries in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province "when his unit came in contact with enemy...
  • Jake Tapper’s Interview With A Gold Star Dad Didn’t Go So Well [VIDEO]

    10/20/2017 5:48:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 10/19/2017 | Justin Caruso
    CNN’s Jake Tapper interviewed a Gold Star Dad Thursday, creating an awkward moment after asking about President Barack Obama calling him after his son’s death at a time when Obama was not president. Tapper, in an interview with Gold Star father Paul Monti, asked about President Obama calling him after his son, Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti died in Afghanistan. Tapper asked, “So you received a call from President Obama after Jared was killed, did you find comfort in it? Or is the whole thing just so painful it doesn’t even really matter?” Monti answered, “Well, first of all, set...
  • Gold Star Parents vs. Spike Lee: How Do You Support Millionaires On Their Knees & Not Fallen Heroes?

    09/28/2017 7:08:42 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 25 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 27, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    Spike Lee is confronted by the parents of a fallen soldier on why he supports NFL players kneeing for the national anthem. From a CNN townhall on Wednesday night: BONACASA: Last Sunday our community had celebration for Gold Star parents. It was a very humbling ceremony but it brought us back to the day we lost our son. It was a very empty feeling. We came home, turned on the TV and there was the NFL players on their knees. That was a slap in the face to us. So, my question is how do you support these multimillionaires on...
  • Slain SEAL’s Dad Wants Answers: ‘Don’t Hide Behind my Son’s Death’

    02/26/2017 11:02:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 129 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Julie K. Brown | FEBRUARY 26, 2017
    When they brought William “Ryan” Owens home, the Navy SEAL was carried from a C-17 military plane in a flag-draped casket, onto the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base, as President Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and Owens’ family paid their respects. It was a private transfer, as the family had requested. No media and no bystanders, except for some military dignitaries. Owens’ father, Bill, had learned only a short time before the ceremony that Trump was coming. Owens was sitting with his wife, Marie, and other family members in the solemn, living room-like space where the loved ones of...
  • Khizr Khan: Muslim ban could hurt US security

    01/26/2017 10:40:59 AM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 77 replies
    If the President alienates Muslim Americans, frequent President Donald Trump critic Khizr Khan said he may end up endangering national security. "Muslim are at the front lines. Patriotic Muslims within the United States feel alienated and if they are alienated, they will not be as supportive of his policies, as supportive of security and the threats that loom within our country," the Gold Star father told CNN's Alisyn Camerota Thursday on "New Day." "He should be reaching out to Muslims. He should be reaching out, joining hands to deal with the safety of the United States."
  • Chuck Schumer Probably Shouldn’t Have Insulted Tom Cotton About Where He Was Eight Years Ago

    01/23/2017 3:50:00 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 75 replies ^ | 1/23/16 | Saagar Enjeti
    Sens. Tom Cotton and Chuck Schumer reportedly got into an angry confrontation on the Senate floor Friday over Senate Democrats delaying the confirmation of Rep. Mike Pompeo for CIA director, The Weekly Standard reports. Cotton was reportedly irate with Schumer’s delay of the confirmation vote and loudly accosted him on the Senate floor. Schumer retorted that the Senate had never confirmed a CIA director on Inauguration Day, adding that Senate Republicans also did not do so for former President Barack Obama. He continued that Cotton would have known this precedent if he had been in the Senate eight years previously....