Two years ago, my wife Mary and I relocated from Florida to West Virginia to be closer to our elderly parents. We have witnessed traditional American values displayed in our tiny town of 500, which I’ve affectionately nicknamed Trump Country, USA. Our two shopping options are the country store/gas station and the Dollar General.
I am one of probably ten blacks in town.
On a trip to the Dollar General, I saw an elderly white gentleman in the parking lot slowly returning his shopping cart to the store. “I can take that for you sir,” I said. “Thank you, young man,” he replied. Then he asked, “Do I know you? You look like someone I know.” I replied, “No, sir. We moved here two years ago.”
With a great warm smile, he said, “My name is Pop Kern. I’m 89 years old. I’ve lived here all my life.” As we chatted, Pop Kern said, “At nine years old, I milked nine cows every morning before school and 9 cows after school. My pay was $5 a week.”
I thought I guess Pop Kern did not get the memo about what Democrats call his racist and unfair “white privilege.” He just got up every morning and did what he had to do to earn a living. He lives in the home he grew up in, which he owns, and has acquired a second house. I could tell he is a kind man who worked hard his entire life.
I’ve seen Pop Kern around town, walking in baby steps to pick up his mail at the post office. He is always pleasant, giving me a wave, a smile, or a “have a good day.”
It turns my stomach the way despicable, evil Democrat presidential candidates say white men like Pop Kern are responsible for everything wrong in the world. Democrats boldly proclaim that if elected president, they will punish Pop Kern — tax the heck out of him and force him to pay reparations to minorities and even illegal aliens.
Pop Kern said, “Where do you live?” I described our location. “I know where you live. That’s the house with the beautiful front porch. I’ve driven by and admired it several times,” he replied.
I did not tell Pop Kern that we won $50 for second place in the town’s annual Christmas home decorating contest. The home that won first place had a gazillion lights. No, I am not jealous.
Our conversation in the Dollar General parking lot was the first time Pop Kern and I actually chatted. It ended with Pop Kern shaking my hand while saying, “Nice talking with you, Lloyd. You’re a good man.”
The hate-filled war on straight white men has become so extreme that the University of Melbourne Student Union wants to ban white men from speaking in classes so women and transgenders will feel free to contribute to discussions.
Insane social justice warriors demand that white men be silenced — not allowed to have an opinion regarding reviewing movies, climate change, and everything in between.
Folks, we have allowed leftists to create a generation of hate-filled social justice warrior terrorists who believe that the world would be a much better place if we could get rid of scum-of-the-earth white guys like Pop Kern.
While I am pleased that more and more people are fighting back, we need more people telling SJWs, “No! Back off! Get a life, and get a job!”
The Democratic Party is the greatest distributor of class envy, racial hate, and division. Democrats have disdain for all things patriotic, wholesome, and good. The party has deteriorated to become a mob of hate-filled treasonous domestic terrorists who must be crushed in 2020.
Pop Kern still drives and takes care of himself. That is pretty cool.
I have been watching the U.S. embassy siege in Baghdad since it started. I heard varying reports of thousands of Iranian militia members and terrorists storming the facility there. Thankfully, none of our people were killed. What the left was labeling as Trump’s Bengahzi was anything but.
Around 100 U.S. Marines arrived Tuesday to help fortify defenses. An additional 750 troops were also deployed to Iraq Tuesday in what Secretary of Defense Mark Esper called an “appropriate and precautionary action.” About 4,000 more troops have been told to prep for the possibility of being deployed to the region, Fox News reported.
All members of paramilitary groups and their supporters who have been protesting against U.S. air strikes in #Iraq have withdrawn from the perimeter of the #USEmbassy in #Baghdad on Wednesday, the Iraqi military said.https://t.co/2KKMRErDni
There will be no Benghazi’s under President Trump’s watch. So much for Iran saying that Trump could not do a damn thing about the attack. This is not Obama they are dealing with.
This morning, the Iraqi military reportedly announced that all paramilitary groups and their supporters who had been protesting against U.S. airstrikes in Iraq had withdrawn from the perimeter of the embassy. This was after rubber bullets and tear gas were used against the attackers. As Trump oversaw the response, OIR spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III tweeted a video of AH-64 Apaches heading for Iraq, quoting Department of Defense secretary Mark Esper: “We have taken appropriate force protection actions to ensure the safety of American citizens…and to ensure our right of self-defense. We are sending additional forces to support our personnel at the Embassy.”
VIDEO: AH-64 Apaches protect @USEmbBaghdad. 🚁“We have taken appropriate force protection actions to ensure the safety of American citizens…and to ensure our right of self-defense. We are sending additional forces to support our personnel at the Embassy.”~@EsperDoD 🇺🇸🇮🇶 pic.twitter.com/amABHBAOcL
Esper announced that he had authorized “the immediate deployment of the infantry battalion from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina,” according to The Associated Press, which added, “Additional soldiers from the 82nd Airborne’s quick-deployment brigade, known officially as its Immediate Response Force, were prepared to deploy,” and that the full brigade consisted of around 4,000 soldiers. If Iran is going to attack our people, then we retaliate in kind.
On Tuesday, Trump tweeted, “Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!” Trump also said, “Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat. Happy New Year!” Trump seems to be carrying through on his promises here as well.
The Daily Wire noted, “The terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy started early on Tuesday morning when thousands of supporters of the Kataeb Hezbollah terrorist organization attacked the facility in response to U.S. forces killing dozens of terrorists from the organization just a few days ago.” Did Iran really think that Trump would not respond? And don’t be fooled, this is not the end of this situation, it is just the continuation of the beginning.
Earlier this week, Israel stated that war with Iran is imminent. They have already been fighting Iran’s thugs in Iraq and Syria so this has already begun. There is no way the U.S. can sit this out and Iran was trying to see just how hard they can poke the American badger before getting a response. They got their answer and scrambled off like the mangy curs they are this morning with their tails between their legs as usual.
As you attack Trump’s foreign policy, Iranian militia members are — at this very moment — attacking American soldiers using the $1.7B cash you and Team Obama sent to Tehran.
It’s a valid question as to why we are even still in Iraq. However, there has always been logic in our presence there. War is coming with Iran and has been inching forward for decades. We are there to slow it down but that won’t hold much longer now. The U.S. should smack Iran hard very, very soon. And in the midst of all this aggression towards the U.S. is Russia backing Iran in their bloody terrorism.
And just in case you think Obama had nothing to do with all this, it would be good to remember that Iranian militia leader Hadi al-Amiri, one of several identified as leading an attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, reportedly visited the White House in 2011 during the presidency of Barack Obama. That’s right… one of those who led the siege was a guest of Barack Obama. I’m not surprised in the least.
The attack today was orchestrated by terrorists – Abu Mahdi al Muhandis and Qays al-Khazali – and abetted by Iranian proxies – Hadi al Amari and Faleh al-Fayyad. All are pictured below outside our embassy. pic.twitter.com/2QfGGrfmDd
Crowds of terrorists rallied on Tuesday to protest in Iraq, chanting “death to America,” setting fires, throwing rocks, and smashing surveillance cameras. They breached an outer perimeter wall but did not enter the main compound.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late Tuesday on Fox News that there were no plans to evacuate the embassy or pull out any of the 5,000 troops in Iraq. “The embassy is being monitored. It’s safe. The actions that we took today were prudent. Under President Trump’s direction, our team worked together today to quickly, decisively, prudently take the appropriate responses to keep our American people safe,” Pompeo said during an appearance on CBS.
“Elsewhere, demonstrators could be seen hurling rocks over the walls of the embassy compound before U.S. troops responded by firing tear gas from the roofs of the buildings.
“The Popular Mobilization Forces, an umbrella group of state-allied militias — many backed by Iran — called on its supporters to withdraw in response to an appeal by the Iraqi government, saying “your message has been received.”
“By late afternoon the tents had been taken down and the protesters relocated to the opposite side of the Tigris River, outside the so-called Green Zone housing government offices and foreign embassies. U.S. Apache helicopters circled overhead.
“After achieving the intended aim, we pulled out from this place triumphantly,” said Fadhil al-Gezzi, a militia supporter, told the Associated Press. “We rubbed America’s nose in the dirt.”’
#UPDATE Pro-Iran demonstrators have left the besieged US embassy in Baghdad after the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force ordered them to withdraw a day after their dramatic incursion https://t.co/8pyGrmmSei
President Trump does not want war with Iran but that does not mean he won’t go that route if they keep this up. Then we’ll see whose nose is rubbed in the dirt and it will not be America’s.
“It’s been handled very well,” the president told reporters as he walked into a New Year’s Eve celebration at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida Tuesday night. “The Marines came in. We had some great warriors come in; they did a fantastic job.” He added: “They were there instantaneously, as soon as we heard. They came immediately. It’s in great shape. This will not be a Benghazi. Benghazi never should have happened. This will never, ever be a Benghazi. … As soon as we saw there was a potential for a problem, they got in.”
Americans will watch as this finishes playing out. But I would warn them that war is definitely coming and our nation is much stronger under President Trump than a Marxist like Barack Obama. For the sake of our national security, our freedoms, and our country, President Trump needs to be reelected. Never again should Americans die like they did in Benghazi and our military should always be locked and loaded and ready to take on communists and evil Islamist players such as Iran.
Great job by President Trump, his cabinet and our military. As for me… I am relishing the day that the mullahs are dispatched to hell where they belong.
Faced with a situation like Benghazi, Trump sent in a sizable military force instead of ignoring repeated calls for help and then blaming it on a YouTube video. We, the media, are going to forget this ever happened.