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WW II Battleship sailor tells Obama to shape up or ship out !

WW II Battleship sailor tells Obama to shape up or ship out !

This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes all over the country. A humble man without a political bone in his body,he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now. He dictated this letter  to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president.

Dear President Obama,

My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year.  People meeting me for the first time don’t believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos’n Mate.  Now I live in a “rest home” located on the western end of Pearl Harbor, allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.

So here goes…

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.

I can’t figure out what country you are the president of.

You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:

  • We’re no longer a Christian nation”
  • America is arrogant” – (Your wife even
    announced to the world,”America is mean-spirited. ” Please tell her to try preaching
    that nonsense to 23 generations of our war dead buried all over the globe who
    died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and

I’d say shame on the both of you, but I don’t think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you.  To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said, “America hasn’t lived up to her ideals.”

Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British?  Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War?  I hope you didn’t mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.

I don’t think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination.  You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.

Shape up and start acting like an American.  If you don’t, I’ll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue.  You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don’t want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts, who was putting up a fight?  You don’t mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don’t want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing.  I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you’re the Commander-in-Chief now, son.  Do your job.  When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him.  But if you’re not in this fight to win, then get out.  The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you’re thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president.

You’re not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy.  That’s not our greatest threat.  Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.

And I sure as hell don’t want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle.


Harold B. Estes

When a 95 year old hero of the “the Greatest Generation” stands up and speaks out like this, I think we owe it to him to send his words to as many Americans as we can. Please pass it on.

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It is Independence Day!!

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It is Independence Day!!

This is something that I find very annoying, and have noticed it getting worse year after year.  The holiday to be celebrated this week is not the “4th of July” holiday, it is INDEPENDENCE DAY! We celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY on the 4th of July. Only two signers actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. INDEPENDENCE DAY is celebrated on July 4 because that is the day when the Continental Congress adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. The significance is not the date, but the Declaration of Independence itself.

The official name of the holiday is INDEPENDENCE DAY, and it is so written on the US Office of Personnel Management website: where all official federal holidays are listed.

There are several holidays that fall on the same date year after year and none of the others are referred to by date. They are all referred to by the proper title of the holiday.
New Years day is Jan. 1 (nobody refers to “Jan. 1 celebrations”)
Groundhog day is on Feb. 2
Valentine’s day is on Feb. 14
St. Patrick’s Day is March 17
Flag Day is June 14
Veteran’s Day is Nov. 11
Christmas is Dec. 25
There has been great diminishment of the word “Christmas” at Christmas time, but nobody has yet regulated the holiday to “the Dec. 25th festivities.” (but that may yet happen)
I believe that calling Independence Day “the 4th of July” is forgetting the reason for the day and eroding patriotism.  If you don’t have any special feelings for the USA, but enjoy sparklers, grilling hot dogs, drinking beer, and having a day off, then by all means call it the 4th of July, but if you love the USA, and are a patriot, please remember it is Independence Day that we are celebrating.
Please be patriotic and proudly tell everybody you meet this week “Happy Independence Day”.

P.S. please don’t bring up Cinco de Mayo. Most Mexicans and many people in the Southwestern states celebrate it. When you ask them what it means, most will say Mexican Independence Day. Follow up with a question, “Independence from what?” Bet you that 95% can’t tell you. It is only an excuse to party and not even an official Federal Holiday in Mexico.
If you are interested

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Michael Jackson

Okay! I am sorry Michael Jackson died but PLEASE can we just move on!

<rant>Yeah, the last thing the news media want to talk about is the stupid stuff that Congress is doing. Yeah, lets talk about Michael Jackson, a performer that hasn’t been relevant for 15 years, kills himself by abusing his body with drugs. Lets talk about that!

Congress is voting for bills they have no clue what is even in them. Haven’t read them, don’t know whats in them. Are basically clueless.  Some lobbyist that took them out to a steak dinner and bought them a new SUV told them it was ok, so yeah, lets vote YES. They say: to heck with the country. The common people are just morons that don’t care what politicians do, they would rather watch M.J. coverage on tv.

So, no we are not going to use precious broadcast news time for those idots in congress. – besides that, we rather like them!


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