Thank you to E. Williams from The Barbed Wire for writing such a great article from the perspective of those who have given their ALL for us to enjoy what freedoms we still have to enjoy. You are losing them, people, and its happening right under your nose! AMERICA, BLESS GOD! ~ nanarhonda Copyright 2015
This is what MEMORIAL DAY is about!
It’s not about barbecues and picnics! It’s about remembering those who gave their ALL for us, for Country, for honor, for freedom.
As you enjoy your extended weekend ‘celebrations’ of the beginning of summer, PLEASE, at least pause for a moment, and remember those that have given their lives so you can live your lives with the freedoms you still have! I would also ask that you teach your children and/or grandchildren what this day REALLY is about because if you don’t, who will?
Thank you and may America bless God!
Thank you to RIGHT WING NEWS for this photo!
In honor of my friend’s son, Spc. Robert Reickhoff , who gave his all.
The graphic says By Tribute To Our Soldiers
I, personally, have my own strong feelings about how our Nation treated then, and STILL treats our Vietnam Vets. They have never received the respect that was due them. They did the job they were sent to do. And they did it with honor and distinction just like any other soldier has done before and after them. (Sometimes, that homeless man or woman you try to ignore on the street, is a homeless Vietnam Vet with PTSD that has never been treated!)
HOWEVER, as things are politically charged as they are today, they were just as much so and even WORSE then. The same thing took place then as now; Hollywood know-it-alls that have NEVER WALKED A BLOCK let alone a mile in a soldiers boots, get on a platform, microphone in hand,
and spew their political rhetoric.
“If you can’t stand behind our Nation’s Military,
then STAND IN FRONT OF THEM!“
Article by: RANDY FURST , Star Tribune
Updated: December 15, 2014 – 11:28 PM
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura filed suit Monday against HarperCollins, the New York publisher of the book that a federal jury in St. Paul said had defamed him.
In July Ventura won $1.8 million from the estate of Chris Kyle, the late Navy SEAL who wrote the bestselling memoir “American Sniper,” which included a subchapter about an alleged California bar fight between him and a man he called “Scruff Face” and later identified as Ventura.
Ventura, who is also a former member of a SEAL unit, successfully argued that the bar fight and disparaging remarks he made against Navy SEALs attributed to him in the book had never occurred.
The new lawsuit says the publicity and controversy “generated by the false and defamatory story about Ventura substantially increased sales of ‘American Sniper,’ thereby generating millions of dollars in revenues and profits for Harper Collins.”
“American Sniper” has been turned into a movie directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper with a limited release in theaters on Dec. 25. There has been no indication that the incident involving Ventura is included in the movie.
Kyle was killed in an unrelated incident after the book was published in 2012, and Ventura continued the suit against the estate, headed by Kyle’s widow, Taya.
Ventura’s attorneys presented evidence at the trial that the book permanently damaged his reputation among former SEALs, with whom he had a long and friendly association.
Taya Kyle’s attorneys have appealed the verdict to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ventura notes in the new suit that U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle, who had presided at the trial, had defended the jury verdict in a subsequent order in which he said that Ventura had convinced the jury that the book sales had benefited from the defamation of Ventura.
The suit was filed by David Olsen, who was Ventura’s lead attorney in the defamation trial.
In the suit, Olsen asks for $150,000 but it is anticipated he will seek a lot more in settlement discussions that normally precede a trial.
Olsen did not return a reporter’s request for comment.
The suit was filed in federal court and is now a public document. However, Erin Crum, HarperCollins vice president of corporate communications, said the company’s attorneys had not seen the suit, and she had no comment.
Randy Furst • 612-673-4224
Photo: REN√âE JONES SCHNEIDER, Star Tribune file photo
So apparently, the $1.8 Million he somehow convinced a jury to award him from the estate of Chris Kyle’s widow and children isn’t enough. Now he is going to sue the publisher of the book! What a great and honorable “American”!!!! Oh wait, he’s in Mexico. Good riddance, stay there you dirt bag! ~ nanarhonda
Here is a Vietnam Veteran’s perspective from his service and how he was treated. PLEASE take the time to watch the video, read his ‘testimony’.… these Veterans deserve much more than they ever received and there is no way to go back and do it again…. however, this can at least show you that they were not what the ‘protesters’ called them.
My most sincere appreciation to lobotero.com for trusting me to share this with you!
This post and accompanying video may not win any awards…but it helps me deal with some unresolved issues……
We hear all about the exploits of our special forces…..their bravery in the face of danger makes them heroes. But in these days the public does not seem to care about our vets only when it is convenient for them.
I know not many will care enough to watch this lengthy video and that will be a shame….for these guys deserve better than that…….
We Americans are famous for labels……and hero is one word that I feel we throw around way too often…..this person or that unit is heroic. Then there are what I call true heroes…unsung heroes because NO one knows of them and hears nothing of their duty.
For years I have been trying to find away to write about the guys I served with in Vietnam….I never could find…
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Jesse Ventura was suing for defamation of character. His name was not even in the book. Kyle was being interviewed and someone on the phone asked if it was Ventura and he acknowledged that it was. Ventura defamed what little character he had left by finishing this lawsuit. He is so proud of himself. The former WWF Jesse ‘THE BODY’ Ventura didn’t have the mat to fall on when Kyle pushed him and Ventura fell back. How much had Ventura had to drink? His big mouth said, “The SEALS could afford to lose a few.” I double dog dare him to show up to any SEAL event! He is a phony, always has been, and apparently always will be. How the people of Minnesota would have elected this idiot as Governor is beyond me. What a sorry excuse for a man.
The link above is taken straight from the Navy SEALS website regarding Jesse Ventura. It is only factual regarding his military career. He was part of the predecessors of what we now know as the SEALS. You can click the link to see for yourself.
His service to our nation is blighted by what he did to Chris Kyle’s widow and her children. What else is there to say? He’s defamed his own name far more than any comment in a book that doesn’t name him but the people that heard him on Glenn Beck’s radio show heard that it was. And Kyle shoved him, he didn’t punch him. I guess Ventura was expecting a WWF mat to be behind him as the wrestlers all talk trash to one another to make money. Boo hoo, Jesse. How much did you have to drink before you had the gall to make that statement “The SEALS could stand to lose a few.”???? In a bar full of Navy SEALS, I think that was the most asinine thing you could have said and not expect some type of reaction! You were looking for a fight, so you could sue someone.
Shame on you for continuing on with the lawsuit once Chris Kyle was killed. You should have shown some decency and dropped the suit against Kyle which now became his estate. So now you think you’ll get your $1.8M? Not if his widow has to file bankruptcy. But I hope she files for an appeal and that real people hear the case and that YOU will have to pay HER $1.8M after all, you should have amassed quite a fortune with your WWF wrestling career and your political career.
I don’t say this often, but you are a sorry excuse of a human being, Jesse “THE BODY” Ventura. So sorry…
I KNEW his name was not Jesse Ventura until he became a wrestler because he said he chose Ventura from the map of California. Below is from Wikipedia.
James George Janos (born July 15, 1951), better known by his stage name, Jesse Ventura, is an American former professional wrestler, color commentator, actor, author, TV host, podcaster, naval veteran, and politician.
This just in… article by another SEAL Brandon Webb.
There are so many more… just surf around… not to many see him as a hero anymore and some even have petitioned to have him removed from the UDT/SEALs for his actions!
Jesse Ventura served during the Vietnam War and I don’t like to speak against Vietnam Vets but this man has discredited his service by what he’s done.
Now he is defaming Kyle’s name, should Taya sue him? She has too much class for that!
Credit for photos:
Markus Lutrell “I Sue Wives…”
Mike “I Don’t always sue…”
Jesse “THE BODY” Venture WWF Wrestler
I don’t know who to credit for the scraggly looking former Gov. of Minnesota
The link above is to the Navy SEALS website to see Mr. Ventura’s military career