Pearl Harbor – Worth Remembering: “When I was younger, everyone seemed to know the significance of Dec. 7. Multiple news programs would cover ceremonies of World War II veterans and survivors of the Japanese attack, especially the main ceremony held each year in Honolulu at the USS Arizona Memorial. It was a solemn day in which the entire country seemed to pay its respects to the fallen. There used to be many television programs dedicated to commemorating Pearl Harbor Day…
…Those who perished in battle against the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service deserve remembrance. They gave their lives so that future generations could enjoy the liberties and freedom our country stands for. They fought against tyranny and evil so that today’s generation could pretend they are victims of tyranny and evil. The least we could do is continue to honor and remember their sacrifice with more than merely a date on the calendar or a few words here and there on a newscast.”
Why Open Borders: I honestly just don’t get it. There is NO argument the Democrats can make that can justify their open border policies that are causing chaos throughout our country…and coming to your neighborhood soon!
– More homelessness
– Overcrowded schools
– Illegal Immigrant hotel cities
– Generous welfare programs
Some cities and states will allow illegal immigrants to vote in their elections, furthering mistrust in our electoral system. Some will try to mass “legalize” them so they can vote, presumedly for Democrats in federal elections? Can it be that sinister of a plot?
Most of the illegal immigrants coming over are single men, fighting age, and clearly not running away from anything more than countries that won’t give them the freebies they can get here.
There is a battle brewing, for now at the ballot box, over our culture, values, way of life. I hope folks wake up and pay attention before it’s too late.
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As a nation, did we forget to ‘remember’ Pearl Harbor?
When I was younger, everyone seemed to know the significance of Dec. 7. Multiple news programs would cover ceremonies of World War II veterans and survivors of the Japanese attack, especially the main ceremony held each year in Honolulu at the USS Arizona Memorial. It was a solemn day in which the entire country seemed to pay its respects to the fallen. There used to be many television programs dedicated to commemorating Pearl Harbor Day.
Yet, on Dec. 8, 2023, that appears to be different. It was a date that “would live in infamy,” but now, it seems like a mere footnote in history. It raises the question: Have we forgotten to “remember” Pearl Harbor?
Throughout the day, there seemed to be a widespread lack of acknowledgment of the tragic events on this day 82 years ago. From the morning until night, throughout the entire day, television networks felt like they were missing something. Sure, there were news clippings of ceremonies held throughout the country. But remembering Pearl Harbor today and honoring those who died on Dec. 7, 1941, felt more like the exception instead of the rule.
It’s a sad reflection of the times, but Dec. 7 seems to have lost its significance. It’s been 82 years since the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, but it might as well be 820 years ago, given the day’s seeming anonymity. Television programs about World War II, documentaries about Pearl Harbor, and movies about the attack used to be on throughout the day. Cable channels such as Turner Classic Movies and AMC used to air classics, such as From Here to Eternity, In Harm’s Way, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and Pearl Harbor.
And of all channels, the History Channel, the network specifically dedicated to historical events, had nothing but programs about Pearl Harbor and World War II for the entire day, or so it seemed. And now, when I tuned in before I wrote this, the History Channel was showing a marathon of Mountain Men that started at 8 p.m. The network did air programs about Pearl Harbor earlier in the day, but the last one ended at 2 p.m.
Growing up, we were always told on Dec. 7 to “Remember Pearl Harbor.” Yet, on Dec. 8, 2023, the sad reality is that we have mostly forgotten about it. Perhaps it’s just the natural course of events as generations come and go and years pass on the calendar. After all, we once vowed to “Remember the Alamo,” but now one would be lucky to find many who even know what the Alamo was. Perhaps it’s part of the country’s lack of patriotism that unfortunately seems to be the norm.
Kevin McCarthy to resign from Congress after being ousted as House speaker
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., says he’s stepping down but will continue to recruit Republicans to run for office
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced Wednesday that he will resign from his congressional seat after being ousted as House speaker.
McCarthy made the announcement in an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal.
“No matter the odds, or personal cost, we did the right thing. That may seem out of fashion in Washington these days, but delivering results for the American people is still celebrated across the country. It is in this spirit that I have decided to depart the House at the end of this year to serve America in new ways. I know my work is only getting started,” McCarthy wrote. “I will continue to recruit our country’s best and brightest to run for elected office. The Republican Party is expanding every day, and I am committed to lending my experience to support the next generation of leaders.”
McCarthy surmised, “It often seems that the more Washington does, the worse America gets. I started my career as a small-business owner, and I look forward to helping entrepreneurs and risk-takers reach their full potential. The challenges we face are more likely to be solved by innovation than legislation.”
Hunter Biden Indicted on Nine Criminal Charges in Tax Probe
Hunter Biden has been indicted in California on nine criminal charges as part of a Department of Justice investigation into his taxes.
Those charges include three felony counts for alleged tax evasion and filing a false return and six misdemeanor charges for alleged failure to pay taxes between 2016 and 2019.
Special counsel David Weiss had previously convened a federal grand jury in Los Angeles to gather testimony and evidence on potential criminal tax charges.
“Hunter Biden engaged in a four-year scheme in which he chose not to pay at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes he owed for tax years 2016 through 2019 and to evade the assessment of taxes for tax year 2018 when he filed false returns,” prosecutors wrote in a press release on Thursday evening.
If Biden were convicted on all charges, he would face up to 17 years in prison.
Hunter indictment designed specifically to avoid Joe Biden
The 56-page indictment of Hunter Biden for tax evasion makes for racy reading, with the special counsel describing a four-year criminal pattern directed at maintaining Biden’s “extravagant lifestyle.”
That lifestyle included massive expenses for strippers, sex clubs, fast cars and other distractions.
The steps taken by Hunter to evade taxes are impressive, but not nearly as impressive as the efforts of the Justice Department to evade any direct implications for his father, President Biden.
In that sense, the indictment itself is a marvel of evasion.
There are three glaring omissions in the indictment that tend to shield critical payments and conduct that implicate the president.
Hunter Biden indictment is total vindication for whistleblowers
Remember when two IRS whistleblowers came forward to charge that the Biden administration gave the president’s son, Hunter Biden, special treatment in the tax investigation into his business affairs? The two — Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, both of whom were deeply involved in the Hunter Biden investigation — offered proof that the IRS had an open-and-shut case that Hunter Biden evaded taxes on large amounts of money he had made from foreign sources. But the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware, and the larger Justice Department, would not pursue it, and both men were removed from the case in retaliation for having the temerity to point out the inaction.
Capitol Hill Democrats sought to dismiss the whistleblowers’ allegations. Investigators are often gung-ho, they said, while Justice Department prosecutors have to measure carefully whether a criminal case is warranted. And in this case, Democrats maintained, no charges were warranted against Hunter Biden.
But the facts were the facts. Shapley’s and Ziegler’s testimonies supported the Republican charge that Justice Department officials stifled and slow-walked the investigation. GOP agitation forced the U.S. attorney leading the inquiry, David Weiss, to seek special counsel status, giving him the freedom to resume the investigation.
Almost Twice As Many Democrats As Republicans Believe The ‘Holocaust Is A Myth,’ New Poll Finds
Democrats are leading the charge when it comes to believing the Holocaust is a myth, a new survey by YouGov showed.
Of those who answered the YouGov survey, 10% of Democrats believe the Holocaust is a myth. Conversely, 6% of Republicans also believe the Holocaust is a myth. While the majority of Americans do, in fact, believe the Holocaust was a real event, most who deny it are under the age of 30, according to the poll.
Roughly 20% of people from ages 18 to 29 believe the Holocaust is a myth, while 36% in the same age group said Israel “exploits Holocaust victimhood,” YouGov found. Roughly 10% of all men deny the Holocaust took place, while only 4% of women thought the same, according to the poll.
More Americans said antisemitism is a major problem in 2023 compared to 2019, although Democrats and Republicans disagreed on if boycotting Israel is antisemitic, according to the poll. Democrats and Republicans also reportedly disagreed over which demographic was most victimized by hate crimes.
“Democrats are much more likely than Republicans to say hate crimes against Black, Muslim, and Arab people in the U.S. are serious problems. Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say hate crimes against Christians and white people are serious,” Kathy Frankovic of YouGov wrote.
A five-step roadmap to Middle East peace – opinion
No matter how many lives will be lost, without tackling the root of the problem, it will all be in vain.
In general, but more so following the October 7 atrocities, perpetrated by Hamas, there is no real go-to entity in the Middle East savvy enough to concoct a sustainable roadmap for the day after the current war.
Israel, immersed in its most urgent objective – winning this no-choice war and destroying Hamas – is seemingly unwilling to openly deal with this issue. In its view, talking about the “day after” may hint to Israel’s enemies that Jerusalem is less than determined to go all the way to the destruction of the military and logistic capabilities of Hamas and the other terrorist entities within the Gaza Strip, and is thus less enthusiastic to do so.
A myriad of Arab countries in the region are pressed by their publics to criticize Israel, while simultaneously being wary of Hamas themselves and of the potential leakage of the unrest into their own borders. Most are awaiting the outcomes of the war. Nobody in the region either respects or wishes to be seen partnering with a losing side.
Certainly, none of the Arab countries “need” a weak Israel with which to cooperate, partner, and coalesce against mutual enemies. Only following a clearcut victory over the terrorist entities within the Gaza Strip, will Israel once more be considered a lucrative partner with which to side against Iran. Hence, rather than adopting a courageous, out-of-the-box stance vis-à-vis the day after the war, the Arab countries prefer to remain on the fence, declaring that an immediate ceasefire is the optimal solution to the current unrest.
The stepping stones of the roadmap…
Conservative parents are more likely to raise mentally healthy teens: Study
It may shock some leftists to discover that a surefire way to bolster the mental health of America’s youth is not a numbing diet of pharmaceuticals, surgical procedures, or costly psychiatric interventions but rather conservative parenting.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed in a recent report that in 2021, 42% of students indicated they felt persistently sad or hopeless, and 29% signaled that they experienced poor mental health. 22% of students surveyed said they seriously considered suicide, and 10% said they had made an attempt.
Gallup and the Institute for Family Studies launched a study over the summer, looking for the causes of this runaway problem.
Researchers surveyed 6,643 parents and 1,580 adolescents living with a parent through Gallup’s nationally representative, probability-based panel and took into account measures of “adolescent mental health, parental demographics, political views, attitudes toward marriage, parenting practices, and parent-child relationships.”
6 Factors That Impact the Size of Your Social Security Check
Social Security card, treasury check and 100 dollar bills. Concept of social security benefits payment, retirement and federal government benefits
Nearly 67 million Americans rely on Social Security benefits, the vast majority of whom are retirees, their spouses, dependents and surviving beneficiaries. The average among them gets $1,762 per month.
If you reach full retirement age in 2023, the most you can get is $3,627 — but the maximum for those who retire at 62 is just $2,572. If you claim benefits at age 70 in 2023, on the other hand, you can collect up to $4,555.
That’s a difference of $1,983 per month between the lowest maximum payment and the highest — and age is just one way your benefits can grow or shrink.
Here are the factors that can impact the size of your Social Security check.