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If you are offended by this...I hope you get over yourself..

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 9:28 PM
 

But whoever wrote it has my utmost admiration.....

Posted on March 29, 2020 by Sundance

Thankfully as a nation this crisis is causing us to reevaluate our priorities: faith, family, community and freedom; and seeing the easy dispatch of liberty also reignites that oft forgotten flickering flame…

Journalists are less important than janitors. Our nation’s best athletes are healthcare workers rushing to assist those in need. The true heroes are not celebrities, but rather farmers, truck drivers, stock clerks, and supermarket cashiers.

The most valuable businesses do not glitter or present themselves with self-congratulatory award shows; they do today what they have always done to keep our food supply flowing. Perhaps now, at least for a few short weeks, we stop taking them for granted.

Effective right now comfortably invisible workers are recognized as critical priorities; or as the government has officially designated them “essential services.” These folks form the network of our lives; they always have, but we didn’t notice. Everything else is less than.

Any average hard-working American is worth more today than all those who chase the golden statues of Hollywood; and ultimately if they want to go down the superiority path… well, what they provide is essentially useless.

Florida Power and Light won the prestigious International Edward Demming award for excellence in multi-platform engineering and efficiency superiority. They didn’t blow every PhD intellectual out of the water with slide rules, CAD programs and engineering acumen. They did it with hard hats and dirty fingernails.

Because they lost the award, the Japanese spent 6 months studying FPL and later published a 1,000 page dissertation essentially saying FPL “wasn’t really good, they were just lucky”….. FPL field leadership laughed, took out markers and wrote on the back of their hard hats: “WE’RE NOT GOOD, WE’RE RUCKY”….(I love it! –jwa)

When every single Kuwaiti oil field was blown up by Saddam Hussein, they said it would take over five years to cap them all off and restart their oil pumping industry. The Kuwaitis and Saudis called Texans, who had them all capped and back in working order in ten months.

We are a nation that knows how to get #### done.

When the Northern Chile mine workers were trapped two miles underground, they said no-one could save them. Who did they call for help? A bunch of hick miners from USA coal country who went down there, worked on the fly, engineered the rescue equipment on site, and saved every one of them….

That’s our America.

Don’t loose sight of it.

When a half-breed Islamic whack job, armed with an AK-47 and a goal to meet his virgins, begins opening fire on a train in France, the Americans on board didn’t run to the nearest safe room and hide themselves amid baguettes and brie. They said “let’s go”, and beat the stuffing out of that little nut with a death wish.

Legion d’Honneur or not, that’s us. That’s you.

That’s just how we roll.

Lady Liberty can stroll along the Champs-Elysées with a swagger befitting Mae West because without her arrival they’d be speaking German in the Louvre. Yet for the better part of the past decades groups of intellectual something-or-others have been selling an insufferable narrative that it’s better to be sitting around a campfire eating sustainable algae cakes and picking parasites off each other. Enough!

Ordinary people, just like you and me, gave their lives and crashed flight #93, a commercial airliner, into a field in Shanksville Pennsylvania so they could save our nations capitol. Yeah, I think we can wash our hands, quit touching our faces and stay inside for a few days.

In case you missed it, it wasn’t FEMA driving jacked-up monster trucks into the flooded neighborhoods around Houston Texas to rescue people from their homes; it was a bunch of glorious rednecks assembled like the second division of the Cajun Navy… which also just happens to be a fabulous bunch of shallow water boat operators who convoy their gear voluntarily into the aftermath of hurricanes and floods.

That’s America folks; in all her magnificent colorblind glory.

Git-r’-done ain’t government.

Quoting from Bart Hall:

Truckers are saying “f--- the log rules, I’m hauling” and they’re getting supplies to the stores. People are stocking the shelves all night and letting old people shop first. Folks are buying meals for truckers, who (obviously) can’t go through the drive-ups. Asking ’em what they want, then buying it for them.

Carnival Cruise Line has told Trump “We can match those big Navy Hospital ships with some fully staffed cruise ships”.

GM and Ford have said “hold our cars and watch this — we can make ventilators where we were just making car parts, starting next week” — by re-engineering seat ventilators which their engineers hacked together for a new purpose. In under a week.

In a project with which I’m loosely associated, a very-effective agricultural disease-control agent was re-purposed and re-labeled specifically for Corona-virus control by the FDA and EPA in under ten days, from initial request to distribution.

Restaurants and schools have said, “we’ve got kitchens and staff; we can feed the poor kids who used have school lunch.”

NBA basketball players have said, “Hold our basketballs while we write checks to pay the arena staff.”

Construction companies are saying, “Here are some high-end masks for medical staff and doctors”.

Distilleries are making sanitizer out of distilling “heads and tails” which are normally discarded. Nasty #### to drink, but effective sanitizer.

People are tipping grocery check-out clerks and thanking them for taking the risk.

Local, state, and county governments are taking control of everything the feds cannot do. Some are doing it wrong, but for the first time in decades … they’re doing it. Federalism is re-emerging, and the smallest unit of government is the individual and the family. This, too, is re-emerging after decades of dormancy.

As Japanese Admiral Isokuru Yamamoto said, after Pearl Harbor … “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

I sense this has just happened. We have a wonderful country, the greatest single force for good in all human history We have closed our borders, with good reason, yet we have top medical people now assisting North Korea in their response to the virus.

Many things have been re-set, and will never be the same.

By microbiological accident, we are living in profoundly transformative historical times.

So I ask you a question, what part are you to play?

If you feel comfortable sitting in your socially distant box and bitching about all things that are not right, or might be not be right…. Or, if you prefer to allow yourself to be overcome with dark imaginings simply because what cannot be done is more comfortable than the effort to oversee what needs to be done…. well, that’s okay.

You can do that.

And when you’re done doing that you’ll still be in the same place.

Or, you can check on older neighbors to make sure they are OK and make sure they have necessities. If older neighbors need something at the store like Jack Daniels, get it for them. Friends and neighbors who are anxious, send them a card or note with positive comments on it. Give people hope. If you don’t want to send a card, send an e-mail checking up on people.

Order an extra lunch or dinner from a local restaurant just so you can give an tip to the delivery person who shows up at your door. Then stick the extra in the fridge and eat it tomorrow. We can do this.

No-one is saying this doesn’t suck; but some people know that standing around bitching about the comparative values of current life in suckdom doesn’t actually accomplish anything.

So again, ask yourself a question: what part are you to play?

Live your best life.

You only have this moment once.

This Too Shall Pass…

This Too Shall Pass…

Thankfully as a nation this crisis is causing us to reevaluate our priorities: faith, family, community and freedom.

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 9:45 PM
 

God bless you, sir. Excellent post.


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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 9:51 PM
 

POTY!

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 9:55 PM
 

Wish i had 1,000 TU's

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 10:10 PM
 

Sounds like something Dabo would write.

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^ ^ ^ ^

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 10:22 PM
 

What he said

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 11:11 PM
 

Merica that's us.

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Bravo!***

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 3:44 AM
 



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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 4:40 AM
 

Wow ... super post - Spud !! Maybe ... best post ever on TNet !! -<img border=">

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If people were as good as their obituary - and products were as good as advertised - this would truly be a wonderful world !!


Outstanding message, Spud. I choose to live

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 5:17 AM
 

without fear nor panic, because I know what our nation can accomplish when we set our minds to it. From an untamed wilderness we have built the world's greatest bastian of freedom in history.

I have absolutely no doubt we will defeat this scourge and be stronger for it.

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 6:00 AM
 

Well said.

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100% SPOT ON sir. Well done.***

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 7:19 AM
 

That was a lot of words to just say we'll all be fine in due time because 'Murica and resolve !

I hope your closings aren't so wordy ;)

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DB23


^^At least he didn't C&P

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 7:33 AM
 

Sideways! ;)

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 8:00 AM
 

TU!!!
Whoever wrote this is a patriot.
Remember, "This to shall pass".


Ora

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 8:34 AM
 

Look a here , SPUD. This is excellent. I totally agree . Great job !,


Spud® shoots....and scores!***

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 8:37 AM
 



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POTD=Post of the Decade***

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 8:40 AM
 



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I hope someone makes this

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 9:12 AM
 

go viral. I don't know how

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apparently a few were offended and td this, sad!***

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Re: apparently a few were offended and td this, sad!***

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 12:01 PM
 

I've been saying for weeks and months, we have donating P O S here on T-Net that is lower than snake chit that will TD our post without good cause just being callous! We can bet the farm they've never in their existence been one of those who are talked about/mentioned by their peers as in Spuds thread/post bc, they wouldn't bear just a little to the left or right to help a fallen old woman/old man or child, and if they fell right in front of them, they would scoff at them with insults while they were stepping over them without offering a helping hand. Those are miserable people that hate everything that's good in others, and they have a confrontational attitude with about everyone they're in a conversation with. They are so miserable within their own mind, that they can't see the forest for the trees, and it isn't possible for them to see the good within others bc they only see their own misery within themselves!!!! Those are the type of folks that will TD a post like the one that Spud posted!!!

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 9:44 AM
 

Amen, Spud!


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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 9:48 AM
 

Who would be offended by this? Oh that's right.


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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 10:14 AM
 

IMO, everyone who downvoted this post should be banned from the bored. Post haste.

That is all.


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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 10:14 AM
 

You had me at "journalists are less important than janitors".

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Longsnappers are important too..................***

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 11:57 AM
 

I'm offended that you catch more big Bass than I do...does that count? :)

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 12:04 PM
 

Thanks a million. It's heartfelt words like this that remind me how fortunate I am to be a citizen of the United States of America. In my younger days, this would have been a "sermon" that would make me want to re-enlist

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 12:43 PM
 

Men like you Joe, they only need to be an American that loves their country and are willing to risk it all to protect her and her people.

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 12:11 PM
 

Excellent post!
Post of the year!


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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 12:18 PM
 

Hey Spud,

That's one of the best posts ever.

Thank you and I hope you are doing well.

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 12:56 PM
 

:)


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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 1:37 PM
 

Thanks Spud, well done!


Whoever TDed This is an Effin Steamy P O S***

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 4:12 PM
 



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Posted: Apr 11, 2020 12:40 AM
 

That well written summation of American ingenuity and resolve was written by a person who has a blog and goes by the name of Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse.

The blog is a very pro President Trump site. His articles are often referenced by Lou Dibbs and other conservative media hosts w/o citing the source and giving credit. The TD's may be from those people who know Sundance and the Conservative Treehouse site and hate President Trump.

Why in the world would you TD that tribute to the working men and women helping to keep the nation from sinking into anarchy if essential goods and services were not available during a time when most everything has been shut down and only essential businesses can be open.

The moral of the story is that we overlook those who never get credit for providing us with those essential services every day of our lives.

That essay is the best tribute to the unsung heroes, the working men and women, that I have ever read. When I read it at the website on which it was written and posted, it left me speechless.

I am glad Spud posted it here.

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I watched a video yesterday where a guy was interviewing

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Posted: Apr 11, 2020 7:07 AM
 

New Yorkers on the street. He asked them if they would rather have the pandemic continue and even get worse, or have it end and Trump get re-elected. Several said," I would rather the pandemic continue ad get worse if it means Trump is defeated". He asked them if they would accept one million American deaths if it meant Trump gets defeated. They answered yes. Unbelievable.


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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 8:22 PM
 

Spud: A great post and could serve as a forthcoming Sunday Sermon with only modest cleanup here or there. I think you 0have covered a lot of concerns in one thesis. Take a bow! Many folks likely feel very similar to your post but Clemson folks are proud you restated this for every American
Blessings to all,
B. Brown, Class of '60

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Let me thank you for your time . . .


Posted: Apr 10, 2020 8:36 PM
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-G2J3RzURA


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Posted: Apr 11, 2020 7:08 PM
 

Yep sounds about right for 90% of America, we have some there is no hope for, but they are few.


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Posted: Apr 11, 2020 7:30 PM
 

Thank you Spud!!!


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