Thursday, February 2, 2017

Trump Makes Unannounced Visit/Domestic Abuse

Trump makes unannounced visit
By: The Midnight Rider
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 01: U.S. President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump walk toward Marine One while departing from the White House, on February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is making an unnanounced trip to Dover Air Force bace in Delaware to pay his respects to Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens, who was killed during a raid in Yemen. Owens is the first active military service member to die in combat during Trump's presidency. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit Wednesday to Dover Air Force Base for the return of the remains of the US service member killed in the raid in Yemen.
Trump went to Dover AFB on Marine One, along with his daughter, Ivanka, and Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware.
Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, a Navy SEAL, died of wounds suffered during a raid Sunday in Yemen against al Qaeda, according to US Central Command.
First of all let me say that I don’t care if you are White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, Democrat or Republican, It takes a real American to do what Trump did. It doesn’t matter if you voted for Trump or not, you have to respect what he did. There is a lot of Protest going on about his tenure as President. The thing about it is, you can Protest all you want, and he is still the President.

For him to go to the retrieval of Remains for a fallen Service Member, to me that shows character. When was the last time you saw a President do that? It is a published fact that Trump has contacted several families of Fallen police Officer just to talk to him. Trump supports Law Enforcement as well as our Service Members. That is the way it should be.

First Responders as well as our Military Members sometimes give the Ultimate Sacrifice to keep us safe or free. The Ultimate Sacrifice is their lives. Their families have lost someone that will never return in exchange for our Freedom and we should be thankful for that. Covering your faces, looting, protesting, breaking windows, that is not how you get your point across. That will get you an “ass whoopin”’ when the Police gets there.

Will everyone agree with what Trump does? No. But for a Commander-in-Chief and his Daughter to make a secret trip to Salute a Fallen Soldier with the family, that shows me Class. Class that maybe some other leaders of Countries should take notice of. Our Service Member deserves this type of Respect.

I am and always will be, the Midnight Rider.


There was another act of domestic violence last night. While one woman was shot, at least no one died. We’re not sure if you count the man killed by his brother-in-law a victim of domestic violence or not, but if you do, that makes four serious incidents in the past two weeks. By serious, we mean shot or stabbed, resulting in three dead and two hospitalized. Why?

In two of the incidents, alcohol played a large role. In another, it was depression. In the third, drugs may have contributed to the act of violence.

This past year, we’ve often thought that Huntsville was becoming a second Birmingham. Now, we’re pretty sure the Shoals isn’t far from Huntsville in the percentage of domestic violence/drug crimes. Is there a fix?

We’ll close with the story of the second drink. Three famous actors had lunch at a restaurant near their studio. With lunch, the actors had a cocktail. At the end of the meal, the waiter asked the trio if they wanted a second drink. Two replied yes; one no.

Of the two who replied in the affirmative, one lost his career and wound up in rehab; the second died after a fall, too inebriated to know he was bleeding out.

The third who refused a second drink? He became president of the United States.

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