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05-29-2012 04:05 PM  6 years agoPost 1
fla heli boy

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My 95 year old hero!
Letter To Obama at Whitehouse Sent from 95 year Old Pearl Harbor Survivor !! Fantastic!!

This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii
for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes all over the country. A humble man without a political bone in his body, he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now. He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president.

Dear President Obama,

My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate. Now I live in a "rest home" located on the western end of Pearl Harbor , allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.

So here goes.

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.

I can't figure out what country you are the president of.
You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:
" We're no longer a Christian nation"
" America is arrogant" - (Your wife even
announced to the world," America is mean-
spirited. " Please tell her to try preaching
that nonsense to 23 generations of our
war dead buried all over the globe who
died for no other reason than to free a
whole lot of strangers from tyranny and
hopelessness.)
I'd say shame on the both of you, but I don't think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said," America hasn't lived up to her ideals."

Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn't mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.

I don't think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.

Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don't, I'll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue . You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don't want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts , who was putting up a fight? You don't mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don't want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you're the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president.
You're not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That's not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.
And I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle...

Sincerely,
Harold B. Estes
Snopes confirms as true:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/haroldestes.asp

When a 95 year old hero of the "the Greatest Generation" stands up and speaks out like this, I think we owe it to him to send his words to as many Americans as we can. Please pass it on.

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05-29-2012 04:58 PM  6 years agoPost 2
shawmcky

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Doesnt say he is Dennis uncle and mentor either or a life time republican

Team- unbiased opinion.K.I.S.S principle upheld here

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05-29-2012 05:16 PM  6 years agoPost 3
PsychoZ

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I wonder what he meant by this.

"You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president."

Tea Parties are for little girls with imaginary friends

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05-29-2012 05:25 PM  6 years agoPost 4
GREYEAGLE

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Do Not be Complacent

Most of us know EXACTLY what he is saying:

Instead of Preventing it : He is Leading IT

The real direct clear question:

Just how close to the edge do we want to get ?????

As if in some area's of the Country we are not their ???

Internationally ???? Ugly and with power and direction.

Financially ???? Absolutely up - side down without direction.

Socially and Culturally ??? Sniff the air and see the horizon

Pure Culpability

greyeagle

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05-29-2012 05:48 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Dennis (RIP)

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I wonder what he meant by this.

"You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president."
That should be obvious.

He didn't have to sue Arizona.

He didn't have to sign ObummerCare into law.

He didn't have to spend nearly a trillion in stimulus funds that made zero difference in improving our economy.

He does not have to keep Eric Holder in his position.

He did not have to put the USA $5 trillion in debt.

Etc, Etc, Etc, Etc.

The point was that the Obummer could have done so many other things that would have put him on path to be the best in history. Instead he chose the opposite path to make him the worst in history.

Got it?

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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05-29-2012 06:15 PM  6 years agoPost 6
PsychoZ

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I think what he was meaning that when he stepped into office this country was going downhill so badly that no previous president had to deal with so many issues being dropped in his lap.

He said the greatest challenge ever presented. As in, here you go, deal with it, hope you can fix it.

Tea Parties are for little girls with imaginary friends

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05-29-2012 06:18 PM  6 years agoPost 7
Dennis (RIP)

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I think what he was meaning that when he stepped into office this country was going downhill so badly that no previous president had to deal with so many issues being dropped in his lap.
Its been going downhill for many, many years.

The Obummer pushed harder to make it go down faster.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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05-29-2012 06:29 PM  6 years agoPost 8
cwright

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I'd be interested to see what response he gets if any. Chuck

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05-29-2012 07:24 PM  6 years agoPost 9
fla heli boy

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that's part of it Psycho, no doubt. I'll throw in there that he had the chance to help heal the racial divide. That of course, he has made even worse, just like everything else he's touched.
As far as the ball going downhill, true. But look at the data. It really started approximately January 2007. Check and see what the correlation is on that date. I'm sure you can recall the significance of it if you try....

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05-30-2012 12:08 AM  6 years agoPost 10
Jbull

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Obummer is the most worthless pile of dog poop in this country or any other country on this earth! Vote the s of a bitc?h out of office!! Heck, just impeach him now!!

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05-30-2012 03:39 PM  6 years agoPost 11
PsychoZ

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Obummer is the most worthless pile of dog poop in this country or any other country on this earth! Vote the s of a bitc?h out of office!! Heck, just impeach him now!!
There is nothing to impeach him for. You may think so but if there truly was the right would have done it a long time ago. And get ready for four more years, and if you really hate him so much then move to another country that lives by your beliefs. Good luck with that one.

Tea Parties are for little girls with imaginary friends

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05-30-2012 04:21 PM  6 years agoPost 12
dilberteinstein

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PsychoZ
There is nothing to impeach him for.
I totally agree with you.

His birth certificate being signed by a fictitious character proves he is ineligible for the office of the president.

Therefore he is not a candidate for impeachment, but rather a candidate for a jail cell.

He should be dragged from the oval office in handcuffs and chains.

Don't take my word for it. Go to the official whitehouse website and see for yourself...but only if you can handle the TRUTH.

90% of life is "showing up"

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05-30-2012 04:53 PM  6 years agoPost 13
PsychoZ

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His birth certificate being signed by a fictitious character proves he is ineligible for the office of the president.
Seems you know more than the state of Arizona since they have accepted the evidence to allow him on the ballot. And you know how much Arizona would have loved to not put his name on the ballot.

Tea Parties are for little girls with imaginary friends

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05-30-2012 05:00 PM  6 years agoPost 14
irocu88

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and if you really hate him so much then move to another country that lives by your beliefs.
There is no need for that, because he is not going to get another 4 years to screw it up even more....

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05-30-2012 05:34 PM  6 years agoPost 15
es1co2bar3

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"He will get another 4 year if we dont do something about the
gay's people who 're keeping is bank account fat and will
out vote all strait people at the poll, {fact check}

I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,

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