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Statue of Liberty National Monument
Emma Lazarus’ Famous Poem
A poem by Emma Lazarus is graven on a tablet
within the pedestal on which the statue stands.
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
* WE NOW HAVE A 'HOME-GROWN' HUDDLED MASS - OF IGNORED VETERANS !!!
BAIL-OUT VETS FUND
© - Tom Hyland - 11-17-09
GEORG E MATEOS - HOW ARE YOU MY CUZ-BRO-FRIEND?
Just stopped by, to visit again. After scanning down your entire list of postings, this title - Letter to the President - caught my eye (again - dejavu?) - and Lo & Behold! I had already posted a comment in June, that I had forgotten.
After reviewing all the comments (again) - the stark realization hit me - smack dab in the face - FIVE MONTHS HAVE PASSED - AND NOTHING HAS REALLY IMPROVED FOR OUR BELOVED VETS !!!
THE VETS MARCHING - NEVER HAPPENED!
THE SAME FOXES ARE STILL GUARDING THE HEN-HOUSE!
THE SAME CORRUPTION CONTINUES! WHY?
NOT ENOUGH MEDIA COVERAGE!
NOT ENOUGH 'PISS N' VINEGAR' REACHING
ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS AND VOTERS!
* AD WOULD NOT ALLOW ANOTHER POSTING - SO - THIS WILL BE POSTED MOMENTARILY - AS AN ‘ARTICLE’ *
SO - I got an idea ...
WHAT IF - similar to the 'Angel's Fund' - WE THE AD TEAM -
establish a New Fund - totally Voluntary - totally Controlled by an honest, caring, devout, devoted, dedicated Veteran - a ‘Man for All Seasons’ - a Proven Champion of the Cause - who I personally Recommend and Nominate to be - President - Treasurer - Secretary - CEO - Chief Negotiator - ‘Head Honcho’ - Spokesperson - Representative - Arbitrator - WHATEVER !!!
ED “PEE-WEE” KOSTRO !!!
I PLEDGE THE FIRST TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS!
The “BAIL-OUT VETS FUND” - PURPOSE?
*** To Accumulate Money $$$ Until Enough Is Garnered To ***
BUY A FRONT-PAGE NEWSPAPER AD ALL ACROSS AMERICA!
Will it Cost - a Hundred Thousand Dollars? A MILLION? I don’t know -
BUT, BY GOD - IT WILL GET ATTENTION TO THEIR PLIGHT !!!
MANY YEARS AGO, I think maybe in the 1960’s? A solitary man, here in Baltimore, Maryland, the President of Chesapeake Cadillac, did this very thing, using his own personal funds. His letter was addressed to CONGRESS, and was called - “The Primrose Path” - it was the most intelligent and well-written piece of literature CONDEMNING THEM - that I have ever read in my lifetime!
DID IT ‘CURE’ THEM? HELL NO!
BUT, BY GOD - IT GOT THE ATTENTION OF “WE, THE PEOPLE” !!!
HOW SAY - ‘THE BROTHERS ED’ ???
GEORG THE ‘ELDER’ - ED THE ‘PEE-WEE’ - ED THE ‘MATCHLESS’ ?
HOW SAY - THE AUTHORS DEN ‘FAMILY’ ?
HOW SAY - THE ‘TWINS’ - KARLA & KAREN ?
HOW SAY - ALL THE ‘TRACKERS’ ?
HOW SAY - ALL THE ‘ANGELS’ ?
HOW SAY - ALL THE ‘WANNABES’ ?
HOW SAY - MATT MILLER ?
HOW SAY - PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE ‘ADMINISTRATION’ ?
HOW SAY - CONGRESS ?
HOW SAY - THE ‘SKEWED’ MEDIA ?
HOW SAY - THE ‘PENTAGON ?
HOW SAY - THE CURRENT UNIFORMED MILITARY TROOPS ?
HOW SAY - GOD ? AND ALL HIS ANGELS AND SAINTS ?
“UNITED WE STAND!”
“DIVIDED WE FALL!”
“GOD BLESS OUR VETERANS!”
‘GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!’
“GOD BLESS AMERICA!”
© - TKH
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|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|It appears that the only decent people are those that fight and take care of War Veterans, that otherwise the Silent Majority have forgotten once the fourth of July fireworks smoke clear.
The Bail Out Vets Funds is a cry of outrage that should shame the politicos, from the President to the last intern, as there were grandiose acts of generosity to the banks in trillions while one million soldiers claims are sweep under the proverbial rug.
Maybe the soldiers have fought against the wrong enemies.
|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|Gargantuan idea and I hope it has an impact. Yes, and bring the warriors home and pay them enough money so that they can eat steak and cake and honey and have spending money too. Prisoners in our prisons get treated better than our heroes are in this strange land of promise. J'nia|
|Reviewed by Tom Hyland
|"A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH - A SINGLE STEP!"
GOD BLESS OUR VETERANS - AND ... THEIR WIVES ... AND THEIR CHILDREN ... AND THEIR FAMILES ...
THESE - THE BACKBONE OF 'AMERICA THE FREE - HOME OF THE BRAVE' ...