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iOwnTheWorld Man on the street – Jethro
I arrived at the WWII memorial at around 9 AM. The “barrycades” were already piled up along the street. It was a little unorganized at first and they didn’t have a podium for the speakers. Sarah Palin, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz spoke first, followed by Steve Stockman, who I believe organized the event.
General William G. “Jerry” Boykin led the vets in re-pledging their oath to the constitution.
Some truckers arrived during the event, forming a small convoy that circled the mall.
After all the speakers were finished we headed to both the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial in two separate groups. I arrived at the Vietnam Vets Memorial right after someone pulled down the “barrycade”. It was a solemn experience. You could almost hear a pin drop as we passed by the Wall of Names.
I came across a gentleman (who may have been a vet) as he found a name of someone he recognized. He dropped to his knees and touched the name. He continued caressing the spot on the wall as he said something under his breath. Watching that was a humbling experience. I chose not to take a photograph out of respect for him and in honor of the soldier he was remembering.
As I left the memorial I looked back to take a picture of the crowd passing through. I saw the statue of the three soldiers and took a photo. Just then I realized something I had never recognized before – the statue is positioned so that the three soldiers are posed so they are looking over at the wall, like they are on point for all those who died to protect our freedoms.
At the Lincoln Memorial I witnessed the last of the “barrycades” being removed. Two park service employees (not rangers) tried to replace one Full Story
Guest post by Racist.
Here’s a pretty good description of the Progressive mindset toward religion.
I assume it theoretically encompasses all religions (except Global Warming, that is), but of course it’s directed at Christianity.
It exposes how Progtards view God (gods) as the oppressor and humans as either victims or the zealots who side with “the gods” in their quest to restrain “science” because science is the humans’ weapon that will overthrow the gods and end their oppression of man!
It pretty much sums up “Progressivism” and why the Left are true believers in what they see as “progress” in human advancement.
Apparently the left really do see themselves as living the prequel to Gene Rodenberry’s world of Star Trek!
I thought it was the Obamas and the Rockefellers and Rothschilds of the world with the god-complex, but apparently it’s the entire Left and part of the middle. -Racist
From Karl Ushanka -
With a heavy heart I have to convey the loss of our comrade, Doktor.
He suffered a massive heart attack on Wednesday, was taken off life support on Friday, and passed peacefully on Saturday.
His wife just called me with the news and asked me to pass this on to the group. She told me that they have a large support groups there between family, friends and community members.
The Doktor was one of the names and avatars that made me feel that all was right with our little iOwnTheWorld. Always funny, always on point. I went and looked to see how many comments The Doktor made over the years – 4,588.
He made his first comment on May 6th, 2010. It was for a mother’s day card contest.
Thanks for having a go with Dad that one last time.
See what I mean? He will be sorely missed.
Oh, and BTW,
Dear Doktor’s mom. Thanks for having that go with your husband the day that produced such a nice man.
Goodbye Doktor. Hope to see you again one day.
My sincere condolences to Doktor’s friends and family.
His virtual iotw friends who are like family-will miss him too.
I knew The Doktor as a dedicated family man, loyal Christian, staunch Conservative with an impressive knowledge of The Founders, and a huge fan of rock n roll. There wasn’t a question about classic rock that could stump him.
I will miss his jokes, his sarcasm and his emails.
-Cardigan. Full Story
All Saints Church (Pakistan)
One of the politichicks talks about Rinos, why she got into politics and her future as a candidate.
Guest post by Houston Keys
By now you’ve probably seen the picture that has many folks up in arms -
Textbook version: “The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.”
Actual 2nd Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
I followed up to see if this was legitimate (it claimed to be from a school in Denton, TX.)
I live about fifteen miles away so easy enough to do. Sadly it does appear to be a legitimate story.
The school in question is Guyer High School which is part of Denton Independent School District. I don’t know at this point if all of DISD is using this book, but sadly I suspect it is. Full Story
For Alex -
By The Black Rose
Hasan raped in prison – Unruly Refugee
Kick Click His Face
We buried Bubba last Saturday. A faithful companion for 14 years, and a better friend my wife and I never had.
As a good friend of mine said, “If dogs don’t go to heaven I want to go where they go”.
Sometime in the middle of last night, iOwnTheWorld hit its 30 millionth view. It was a nice milestone.
Onward and upward.