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Our Nation's Emergency--Again

Mar 23, 2020 at 04:33 PM CST
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December 7, 1941

Japanese attack our pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor Hawaii

Our pacific fleet was all but destroyed. It was a dark time for America. We could lose everything that we held dearly, our freedom, our country and our very existence.

President Roosevelt called out to the nation on a radio address calling for us to rise up and fight this terrible enemy that could destroy our nation and people.

The people did just that, it took time, but America rose to the challenge united together and defeated our enemies. President Roosevelt wasn’t besieged on December 10th by reporters demanding to know when was the rebuilding of the fleet was going to be done. He didn’t have republicans criticizing his actions. We were united against a common enemy.

Almost 80 years later we again have been attacked by an enemy that could destroy us.

Do we unite behind the president? Not what I’ve seen. Reporters screaming out questions. Why don’t we have what we need to combat the virus, when told that that factories are tooling up to supply our needs, they complain “it’s not fast enough” everything he promises to do is criticized and Ridiculed. The Democrats are trying to score political points and votes with their criticism.

GIVE IT TIME PEOPLE. Relief is coming. Soon supplies will be plentiful. Stop hoarding, buy what you need and leave some for others who have families just like you do.

Put aside your hate for our president and let’s work together to defeat this enemy.

Replied on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 08:21 AM CST
Amen to all.of that Jerry
Replied on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 09:04 AM CST
Well said Jerry. I hope people heed your advise.
Replied on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 10:25 AM CST
You hit the nail on the head! Well said sir!
Replied on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 12:40 PM CST
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Thanks for the kind words, folks. I had stocked up with groceries just prior to all the shut downs, including ONE large package of T.P., and I have been "chained" to my desk ever since. And with my age I plan to stay here for a couple of more weeks.

Having been born just after WWII, I was raised knowing all about the war and the country's response. Dad had been a bomber mechanic stationed in North Africa and I did a "tour" in Nam in '67-68. Whether that conflict was right or wrong, I just did my duty because I love my country. And because my dad, grandfather, great grandfather, etc. had all been patriots who served.

I hate seeing what's going on right now with civilian, and mainly some news commentators, in regards to our president. Our nation is responding to the call as fast as possible. I just hope the truckers hauling these products stay healthy and continue their good work.

Replied on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 02:54 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JERRY ASHLEY
Quote: "Thanks for the kind words, folks. I had stocked up with groceries just prior to all the shut downs, including ONE large package of T.P., and I have been "chained" to my desk ever since. And with my age I plan to stay here for a couple of more weeks. Having been born just after WWII, I was raised knowing all about the war and the country's response. Dad had been a bomber mechanic stationed in North Africa and I did a "tour" in Nam in '67-68. Whether that conflict was right or wrong, I just did my duty because I love my country. And because my dad, grandfather, great grandfather, etc. had all been patriots who served. I hate seeing what's going on right now with civilian, and mainly some news commentators, in regards to our president. Our nation is responding to the call as fast as possible. I just hope the truckers hauling these products stay healthy and continue their good work."

Thank you for your service! You fought in a war that you had no chance to win! The way the soldiers were treated when they came home was absolutely the worst! Men and women went and did the job asked only to come home and be treated as badly as possible simply for doing what was asked!

Here is my take on things. Social media is the devil! So much hate! So much pressure to think what everyone else thinks and if you actually do have opinions of your own that do not conform with the masses, you are called names and told how stupid you are! The media in the country does not report the news. Back in my youth be had Dan Rather, Walter Concrite and Harry Reasnor to get us the news. They reported the news fairly and not tried to sensationalize the news or push a narative! Respect these days is nothing more than a word. Honoring your elders is just a suggestion.

All I know is that if I acted the way the youth of this country act these days, my parents would have chapped my hide and it would have been justifiably done with love and not abuse!

I long for the good ole days but realize that they are never coming back!

Take care and stay well. We need all the common sense we can find in this world!

Keith
ET Trucking
Replied on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 03:32 PM CST
Originally Posted by: ED MCCONNELL
Quote: "Thank you for your service! You fought in a war that you had no chance to win! The way the soldiers were treated when they came home was absolutely the worst! Men and women went and did the job asked only to come home and be treated as badly as possible simply for doing what was asked! Here is my take on things. Social media is the devil! So much hate! So much pressure to think what everyone else thinks and if you actually do have opinions of your own that do not conform with the masses, you are called names and told how stupid you are! The media in the country does not report the news. Back in my youth be had Dan Rather, Walter Concrite and Harry Reasnor to get us the news. They reported the news fairly and not tried to sensationalize the news or push a narative! Respect these days is nothing more than a word. Honoring your elders is just a suggestion. All I know is that if I acted the way the youth of this country act these days, my parents would have chapped my hide and it would have been justifiably done with love and not abuse! I long for the good ole days but realize that they are never coming back! Take care and stay well. We need all the common sense we can find in this world! Keith ET Trucking"

You are correct, Keith. Speaking of Concrite, he was a very strong democrate. However, he always showed, or spoke of, both sides of an issue.

Did you know that, when he was away "on assignment", he really was? He had a yaucht that was named 'On Assignment'.

Replied on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 03:44 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: JERRY ASHLEY
Quote: "You are correct, Keith. Speaking of Concrite, he was a very strong democrate. However, he always showed, or spoke of, both sides of an issue. Did you know that, when he was away "on assignment", he really was? He had a yaucht that was named 'On Assignment'."

I didn't know that tidbit but it makes perfect sense! To be very honest, I was quite young while watching him and I really did not have an idea of what his political leanings were. I think the reporting was hands down better in those days than now. The age of instant gratification has taken over and fair, unbiased reporting has gone by the wayside.

I hope as this Corona Virus is over, I hope that the general public has some respect for the american truck driver!
Replied on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 08:33 AM CST

JERRY ASHLEY, So well said and I was so moved with the way you wrote it all. Is it okay for me to forward what you said to our FB page so more people can hear you advise and to add your name underneath it?

Replied on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 10:21 AM CST

Jerry, I would like permission to cut and paste this into one of our local liberal rags. What you said is just history but still, you said it well and I would like to just copy it. Thank you for your service as well Sir!

Replied on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 10:45 AM CST

Of course! Let's pass the word and, hopefully, we will all come together as one nation.

Replied on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 04:31 PM CST
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I agree with everyone here. I dont think our country has divided people, we have an abusive media. I was forwarded a link this morning from the daily wire...it explained how cnn, MSNBC, all the biggies , lambasted trump over how he handled the reporter asking him the stupid questions, that reporter was trying to scare the public in my opinion, but anyway, they lambasted trump for giving false hope due to discussing a few of the medicines they are using. They trash talked trump about it......hours later, Andy Cuomo, (fredo's brother) gives the same speech, nearly word for word, and CNNs brian stelter reports that Cuomo is the example of leadership. What the heck???? I'm a former dem, I talk to dems alot, we all get along, turn off the news and I feel way better
Replied on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 04:32 PM CST
Thanks for your service jerry.