Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wounded Warrior Project rejects gun-owners, gun-dealers, gun-manufacturers.

No, I'm not kidding. Wounded Warrior Project is taking center stage as the biggest group of hypocrites this nation has ever seen.

I got an e-mail earlier today from an associate in south-central Texas about this breaking news, and my first reaction was to pick up the phone and accuse the e-mailer of being drunk. Since he doesn't drink, that accusation fell flat.

He was typing as we talked, then he told me to check my in-box. "The proof is in there," he assured me.

Sure as hell. . .

To briefly set this up, Tom Gresham of Gun Talk invited Wounded Warrior Project to be on his show on Veterans Day. What a great way to raise a lot of money in a short amount of time. Veterans are patriotic, and for sure gun-owners are. Gun-owners are also generous when it comes to helping out veterans.

His (Gresham's) invitation was flatly refused.

Thanks to the e-mails being shared openly and publicly with Guns.com, there is no denying where Wounded Warrior Project stands on the issue of guns and gun-owners.

Here is the e-mail exchange between Gresham and the PR chief for Wounded Warrior Project, along with an explanatory intro by one of Gresham's staffers.

Again, thank you to Tom Gresham and Gun Talk and Guns.com for sharing this.

Wounded Warrior Project Email Exchange
by Gun Talk on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:56am ·
After Sunday's show, we've gotten many emails about Tom's remarks after WWP declined an interview request on Gun Talk Radio because it's a firearms-related show. We've also seen the forums that are suggesting many things that are not true. So, I'm going to lay it all out right here.
We thought it would be great to book the WWP on the Veteran's Day show to promote the organization, so I contacted them. I was flabbergasted when their PR contact, Leslie, sent me an email saying they could not participate because our show dealt with firearms. Knowing that WWP has a booth at SHOT show and various gun shows across the US, takes wounded warriors on hunts and range days, raffles guns and accessories as fundraisers, etc., their policy didn't make much sense. I forwarded the email on to Tom to get his take.
The following is the complete email exchange:
Hello, Leslie:
Sarah forwarded me your email after I asked her to invite the Wounded Warriors Project to join me on "Tom Gresham's Gun Talk" radio show.
I'm stunned at your email saying that the WWP doesn't participate in an interview or activity related to firearms.  Inasmuch as there are 90 million gun owners and most of them support wounded veterans, I think they would be shocked to hear that they are, by way of their hobbies, somehow not worthy of helping with the Wounded Warriors Project.
 Does your policy apply also to police agencies and the military, since they are "related to firearms?"
I'm hoping that we have misunderstood your email.  Can you confirm that it is, in fact, an official policy of the Wounded Warriors Project to not do interviews with or participate in any activity related to firearms?
Thank you.
Tom Gresham

Good afternoon -
While we appreciate your interest in Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) you are correct that we decline the media opportunity.

Please note the following notice that appears on our website which also applies to WWP public awareness policy and inquiries from media outlets:
WWP does not co-brand, create cause marketing campaigns or receive a percentage or a portion of proceeds from companies in which the product or message is sexual, political or religious in nature, or from alcohol or firearms companies.
 Thank you for your inquiry.
 public relations director
O: 904.405.1433
 M: 904.654.8138
 F: 904.296.7347

 Wounded Warrior Project
 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300
 Jacksonville, Florida 32256

Thanks for confirming that, Leslie.  It was a simple opportunity to promote the WWP on a national program in an effort to send donations your way.
 I'll pass along the info that you don't want or need the help of America's gun owners.  
 Best regards,
 Tom Gresham
Good morning --
This policy is not a judgment on those who own and use firearms – clearly every member of our armed forces has been trained in the use of firearms and then called on to use them in the course of their service to this country.
Our position regarding firearms and alcohol is in response to the struggles that many injured service members face with substance abuse and suicide and the roles those items often play in those issues.
 Thank you.
 public relations director
Hello, Leslie:
Thank you for that explanation.
I do think -- and I'm being as kind as possible -- that it's the nuttiest thing I've heard in years. Suicides are not linked to firearms. Japan has a much higher rate of suicide than does the U.S., and they have essentially no firearms. Suicide is a serious issue irrespective of the methodology used.  
This explanation doesn't pass even the most simple "does this make sense" test.
Your policy does, in fact, brand firearms and the companies which make them as undesirables, and by association, you are saying that those who own and use firearms for recreation, hunting, self protection, and other safe and legal uses are to be avoided.
It's certainly your option to ostracize the firearms industry, the 90 million gun owners in America, and the media which support firearms safety training.  
At this point, I feel an obligation to make sure the millions who listen to my radio show and watch my two national television series know about your policy.
I cannot fully express how much I feel you are doing a disservice to our wounded veterans, and how disappointed I am to discover this bias at the Wounded Warriors Project.
Tom Gresham

 The only gifts my wife and I gave out last year were cards reading, "A generous donation has been made to Wounded Warrior Project in your name. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Joyous New Year, J.D. & Lois Kinman."

You can bet your last dollar we won't be sending those out this year. We're done with Wounded Warrior Project.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Forging a new country. Two new countries, actually.

America is over. Finished.

What was once a  united nation is now firmly divided into two separate entities, divided not just geographically, but ideologically.

There is only one thing left to do and that is make it official.

I propose that we in the red states, using whatever means necessary, expunge the citizens who demanded four more years of increasing socialism, racketeering and corruption and direct them to the blue states who carried Obama in both 2008 and this latest election.

In exchange, we'll take in the citizens in those blue states who voted for the Constitution and for individual liberties and freedoms.

Since the popular vote was literally split 50:50, there will not be any upsetting population disparities.

You socialists can go on and do whatever it is you do. We conservatives will be set up and running in a matter of days.

You see, our rule book is already written and proven. It's called the Constitution.

But, we'll also learn from a few things you liberals taught us such as securing our borders. We will build a fence, with official entry points. Any foreigner who attempts to sneak into the red states will be shot and killed on sight.

Our schools will actually teach history the way it happened rather than the way liberals wished it had happened or the way they think it should have happened. And if the kids want to pray, that will be their business because America was founded upon Christian ideals. This will doubtless make some fence-sitters uncomfortable. No problem. Either accept it or leave.

Our second amendment will be strong and we will not limit handguns only to those 21 years of age and older. Unlike the residents in the neighboring blue states, we will actually trust our citizens until they prove they cannot be trusted.

We will have a ten percent flat tax. There will be no EPA or HHS or DHS or ATF or other such bureaucratic nonsensical bunch of nincompoops whose only job is to restrict freedom, so therefore, only a fraction of income will be needed and this mainly to support our military. Our law enforcement will be made up primarily of reserve volunteers.

Get the picture? Us in the red states already support such ideals while you in the blue states do not. So we're going to ship you our liberals in exchange for your conservatives, build our fence, live our lives.

One way or another, this is going to happen. Resisting it further will only lead to escalating violence. Everyone who relocates will have to give up a little something, but it is only for the short term as the long term benefits will more than even everything out.

So when do we start?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Do your duty.


Vote like the future of America depends upon it.

Because it does.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dear Mr. President

I was reading a column by Dick Morris in The Hill in which he predicts a very sizable victory for Mitt Romney and then goes on to explain why.

As usual, I pay a lot of attention to the Comments section in media stories as this is where you'll often get the opinions of real Americans. In the comments section of this story was a letter to Barack Obama. It is so good I had to share.



“To be, or not to be, that is the question . . .”
William Shakespeare
October 18, 2012
Dear Mr. Obama,
May I ask you a stupid question . . . :) . . .
Did you ever start a business? Did you ever try to convince someone to buy a product, other than malarky? Did you ever go online and do those forms with regard to opening a business? Have to answer that really dumb question “Does this business manufacture or distribute, alcohol, tobacco, or firearms?
I wonder if Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder ever read that last part?
I know this line of questioning is stupid. Because Americans know the answers. The answer is no. You’ve done none of this, and it shows, other than gun running and to do that you had to become President! I have no such ambition.
Guys like me, at this point in the “Obama Depression” just want to keep food on the table stay out of the clink and avoid people like you because all you do is make people broke or dead. That is a skill set I happily lack. So does Mr. Romney who the American people desperately want to elect to lead the “Romney Recovery!”
You see, the American people have a very refined dipstick for malarky. These debates have demonstrated that you, and the liberal media are full of it, Ms. Crowley should have just hopped up on the table with a set of cue cards and given you a gold star at the end of that debate at Hofstra.
Further, that Mr. Romney possess the character, competence, and the raw capability to sit in a chair that had we left empty these last four years we all would have been better off.
While at times we have let our guard down and allowed citizens who share your perverted views on liberty, and the free market, to inhabit that office “We The People” are wide awake and raring to go now, just like we were in 2010.
Why you ask are we so agitated? Because we innately sense that this is a point in history that will be looked back on as a “to be or not to be” moment in American history. “We The People” have the rarest of opportunities to get the right citizen, into the most important job, at the right time.
We will.

Joe Doakes