User Profile: UnapologeticallyAmerican

UnapologeticallyAmerican

Member Since: March 05, 2013

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  • [5] June 30, 2015 at 6:23pm

    We just don’t know our history. Nathan Bedford Forest fought for Black Rights long long before there was a MLK or MLK Jr. at a time when it was even harder and at great personal risk.

    The other thing that angers Mr. Rowe is the Nazi flag (which you can still currently purchase on Amazon or Walmart). But the Swastika was first the religious symbol for Jainism. Jainism is perhaps the most peaceful and non-violent religion in the entire world and history. Practitioners today don’t shave so the critters have a nice place to live in their beards. When they roll over at night they have to carefully sweep the spot they are rolling to so they don’t accidently squish an ant.

    That’s the problem with symbols. They have different meaning to different people. Banning the Confederate Flag, a symbol to many of sacrifice, heritage, and perseverance, just because it means something politically incorrect to some or many, is taking away many people’s 1st Amendment Right in the most fundamental manner. I personally don’t have the flag, and don’t want to own one. That’s my choice. But I don’t like people who don’t know the true history or story behind something telling others what symbol they can’t now display.

  • [3] June 30, 2015 at 6:22pm

    When we don’t study history we are doomed to repeat its’ mistakes. The same could be said about those who rewrite history or don’t know the whole story. Mr. Rowe is guilty of the same misunderstanding of history that most are. He said, “the flag reminds him of the Ku Klux Klan and makes him want to “find the original Grand Wizard, and beat him to death with a golf club.”

    GEN Nathan Bedford Forest, was a Confederate General and the original Grand Wizard. But if we really looked into the history, and not just Wiki articles, we would discover that the original KKK wasn’t about anti-black, but more about protecting the rights of Southern land owners who were being taken advantage of by carpet baggers from the North after the Civil War. They concealed their identities because Union Troops in the South prevented assembly and organization of Southern Citizens, especially Confederate Soldiers and Officers. When Forest realized where the KKK was heading with their ideals he quit and publically denounced them. Furthermore he went on to further black rights at a time when it was very politically incorrect to do so. He helped develop a railroad from Memphis to Alabama and helped Black Tennesseans. At his funeral, thousands of African Americans attended to honor him. There is a huge park, and statues build there in Memphis where he is buried. Many are calling for the State of Tennessee to dig up his body and remove it and tear down the statues.

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  • [-1] June 25, 2015 at 2:54pm

    Hate to break it to everyone, we are all a little racist. We prefer to associate with like minded, culturally, racially similar people. We tend to help those who are like us. It doesn’t matter if you are black or white, male or female, Christian or Atheist, rich or poor, homosexual/heterosexual, conservative/liberal. There is nothing wrong with having pride in your culture or the belief that it is special in some way. We choose to live usually in communities where we are in the same groups. When another is in need, we tend to more often help those like us, which is in a way “not helping those who aren’t like us”.

    Expecting everyone to not have that basic human character or preference is pretty dumb. What is wrong is to overtly discriminate against someone else. No one can control how others feel, but you can control how they treat others.

    When Government makes policy based on political correctness when only taking one side that is wrong as well. Point- In the new Government definition of “hate crimes” upon which Government statistics will be based everyone Hispanic who is victim of a hate crime is by definition a Hispanic. Everyone Hispanic guilty of a hate crime, will be classified as Caucasian. This is the definition of how all the statistic will be based from 2015 on.

  • [2] May 13, 2015 at 10:52am

    “better track and regulate” hmmm…. why do we want to “better track and regulate” law abiding citizens? What threat to society are we concerned with?

    limiting lawful purchases of ammo will curb some “gun violence”. “gun violence” when you figure the lawful lethal self defense by law abiding citizens who lawfully defend themselves. After all, there are thousands of incidences per year whey citizens are faced with having to use “gun violence” to defend themselves or family.

    when anti-gun people quote gun violence statistics, they include: number of time citizens use firearms in self-defense, number of times police use their firearms in the course of their duties, and believe it or not the number of time US military personnel use their weapons even in other countries.

    so yes, limiting ammo to law abiding citizens will curb some of the ‘gun violence’ number. then again the numbers of victims of crime will go up significantly. maybe thats what they want…. a nation full of dependant victims relying on their Government for everything including approved rations of vodka.

  • [3] May 13, 2015 at 9:57am

    Agreed. If its McDonalds, Exercise, work, veggin’ on the couch… Porn and video games are not different.

    I will say today’s video game world is different. My son will play xbox, yet carry on conversations via the xbox with friends from school. No different I guess than talking on the phone like I did, except he isn’t tying up the one line for the house. We choose to pay for the version that lets you play games with other ‘people’. Then again we monitor to ensure he isn’t gaming with strangers. As far as porn… he is 16, and if I didn’t catch him trying to sneak peaks I’d wonder…

    life is about balance. work vs play, alone time vs socialization. food/diet vs exercise/activity.

  • [2] April 16, 2015 at 12:44am

    Maybe I’m pointing out the obvious to most people here, but just in case. If you increase the small business’s cost they will have to find ways to cut. No one is paying that much more for a hamburger. Plus when you put in all the penalities Obamacare started this year but gets much worse next year, what does everyone think will happen? ALL AMERICANS WILL LOOSE THEIR JOBS. those small businesses we forced to increase their wages will fire their Americans and hire illegals so they don’t have to cover their health insurance or be penalized. Those demanding a pay raise are essentially demanding to loose their job. Then again maybe thats their end goal to be at home watching Opra and Jerry Springer collecting a welfare (I’m sorry extended unemployment) check.

  • [1] January 24, 2015 at 12:42am

    What does the law say in Florida about unintentional accidental exposing a legally concealed firearm? It is different in different states. I believe there was a story about an over reacting police officer who saw a firearm that was accidently exposed when the driver reached into his van to get registration/insurance cards. the cop actually got in trouble, and the gun owner a nice little check.

    I can’t say what I’d do. if the guy tackling me is screaming “hes got a gun, hes got a gun” you may elect to just relax and go with it if you believe the guy is just being an idiot. Everyone has to make that decision at the time with the information they have. There were little kids around. There were other bystanders there. Other people jumped on the guy. If it is obvious to the “common person” that they didn’t understand and they weren’t really trying to hurt you, let the cops sort out the details, then get your gun back as they cart the guy off in a squad car. If you start shooting, you are going to have to shoot multiple people in a crowded entrance to a busy store. You are responsible for every bullet. Even the ones that strike your attacker, go thru and hit the kid behind them you didn’t see.

  • [1] January 24, 2015 at 12:27am

    AND would have been perfectly legal to do so. What I don’t get is why several others jumped on and continued to hold the guy down after they took his gun from him. The police should charge the others involved with battery, false imprisonment as well. The victim also has a very good law suit against Walmart because employees helped and didn’t demand the attackers release the gun owner. Jumped from behind, how would you know it isn’t a knockout game and the guy isn’t going to kill you. He is lucky the gun owner didn’t have situational awareness. Jump me like that, and its my wife that will probably shoot you.

  • [11] January 24, 2015 at 12:16am

    He did live in the middle early on in life. He did live modestly. He did practice what he preaches. AND BECAUSE HE DID, he was able to invest heavily and become insanely rich.

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  • [85] January 24, 2015 at 12:12am

    No it isn’t an example of ‘do what ….”

    Most millionaires in the US are ‘self-made’ and don’t inherit their fortune. Most rich people in the US live modestly within their budgets.

    What this guy is saying is that if your annual income is $35K, you shouldn’t be living like someone who makes $100K or $200K. Thats what most people do. They buy homes they can barely afford, new cars, and fancy cell phones with expensive plans. Most people rack up huge debt.

    If you are struggling financially, you SHOULD take the advice of someone who is rich and is self-made. He didn’t always live like a billionaire. Chances are he has always lived very modestly for the income he was earning at the time. Of course a modest billionaire has his own jet.

    You will never get to be a millionaire, if you live beyond your means. I live in a nice neighborhood and make a very good living. Most all my neighbors have jobs that pay 1/2 of what I earn. I don’t know how they afford to live in a house like mind. They certainly are not investing 20% of their income towards retirement. My guess is that they are not putting anything back beyond what their employer does for them.

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  • [6] January 8, 2015 at 9:37am

    Let’s be a little realistic here
    #1: does anyone really think there will be any significant numbers of Vets actually taking advantage of this program.
    #2: as Vets relying on the VA system, we all know what putting in a request means… Fill out the paperwork, then get your lock 7 years later. I’ve been retired for almost three years and I’m still waiting on my appointment for a hearing aid.
    #3: the VA doesn’t have the money for other medical devices. Therefore ‘waiting lists’. This HAS ALWAYS been the issue, not just during Obama’s time, or Bush or even Reagan… If as a Vet I really wanted a gun lock, I’d go to Walmart.

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  • [13] January 8, 2015 at 9:29am

    They have already been doing that

  • [2] December 5, 2014 at 12:36am

    You don’t need evidence when you’ve already made up your mind. besides those blacks who testified against brown, will all be dead soon anyways. One already is.

  • November 8, 2014 at 6:37pm

    No it was a smart nurse. The nurses were probably going to all get fired for letting the patient get hurt by the police or other staff members who had to tackle the patient. she just wanted proof that he was attacking them in the first place. Probably doesn’t matter, nurses will be fired anyways.

    I’ve been stabbed, punched, hit with a bar off a ortho bed, spit on, had a urine bag busted over my head by patients. Most nurses with any experience have had to deal with crazy/confuse patients. DTs are the worst. And yet any time a patient ends up with a bruise the automatic response is to disicipline the nurse. Not saying there aren’t bad nurses who need to be fired, just that it isn’t ALWAYS the nurse’s fault

  • [4] November 8, 2014 at 5:54pm

    I’m a parent. And toddlers throw fits. And so do “selfimportant d-bags”. For those who criticize her “hurting ears” clearly you’ve never heard some toddlers shrill. Right behind you in the checkout isle, ya that would be annoying.

    Its called freedom of speech. She can be self-important all she likes and say what she likes. And the mom can inform her that she couldn’t care less about her opinion and to take a hike.

    What a mom cant do is attack the self-important idiot. And yes idiot, when you have a hostile person come at you in the parking lot, go back intothe store, or know how to fight.

  • [1] November 2, 2014 at 4:57pm

    sure you did, and thats why you only hire uneducated people in your company, to handle your taxes, why you only talk to buddies about that mole thats growing on your back and don’t go to the doctor.

  • [3] November 2, 2014 at 4:54pm

    Go ahead TrickyDick keep that attitude. Those of us with educations, degees and professional licenses will keep billing you for that price difference.

    A degree only gets you in the door/noticed. your work ethic, creativity and dedication is what keeps your job.

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  • October 31, 2014 at 7:05pm

    The CPD should be abolished. True debates held by a neutral group (I say let the League of Women Voters take it back), is the only way it should be done

  • October 31, 2014 at 7:04pm

    The Commission on Presidential Debates, CPD, will never allow a 3rd party to take part in the Presidential Debates. It is an organization comprised of Democrats and Republicans working closely together to ensure that only Republicans and Democrats are only represented during the debates. Prior to 1987, The League of Women Voters hosted the debates. They didn’t use questions that the candidates themselves gave to the host of the debate. The CPD is nothing more than political commercial with canned questions and answers that each candidate is prepared for. The CPD will not allow another party to participate, and Republican and Democrat candidates won’t participate in any other debate other than their rigged one. And TV networks can’t air the debate if they don’t agree to exclude any other debates that include other candidates from Tea Party, Constitution Party, Libertarian, Green Party, etc, etc…. So in the end the average American that will only watch TV for a couple of hours for their “informed decision” will only know about the 2 candidates: Republican and Democrat.

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  • [2] October 31, 2014 at 6:50pm

    Not in anymore, but if I had been sent I would be upset if they didnt quarantine me and protect my family.

    Does Nurse Hickox deserve to be called a “hero” for serving others in a terrible situation. Sure….. In 21 days.

    The military has a duty to protect the soldiers as best they can. The military also has a duty to the families (so a 21 day quarantine). The soldiers didn’t choose on their own to go to Africa to fight ebola. They were ordered to go. When you order someone into harm’s way, the obligation is different.

    Besides, whats the big deal, its 3 weeks sitting on her butt. Obama has paid almost half the country to do that already for months and months through welfare and extended unemployment.

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