"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Wednesday, June 08, 2022
Recounts in Texas & The summit of the Americas is a mess plus more
Wednesday's video: Recounts in Texas & The summit of the Americas is a mess plus more
How do you overlook D-Day?
(My new American Thinker post)
The Biden White House finally issued a D-Day message but a bit late. This is from Greg Price:
He has like 70 people who handle his social media and none of them thought to post something about one of the most important days in the history of our country until 8:45 pm.....
How did that happen? Did someone forget to mark the calendar, sort of like we write down family birthdays? I understand that it happened 78 years ago but there are still veterans around or family members who remember this day.
Who dropped the ball?
Didn't President Biden know that it was D-Day? He was part of the generation who grew up seeing World War II veterans in their neighborhood or maybe a Biden served. Didn't President Biden ask his chief of staff about the D-Day message that he'd make that day?
What went wrong with the president's staff? Didn't they know that it was D-Day? They forgot the 2021 commemoration, too.
My guess is that two things are going on:
First, President Biden is not engaged in the day-to-day matters. He comes to the office, gets the instructions and just goes out and reads whatever they write.
Second, his staff does not care about D-Day. They probably think that the landing force was not diverse enough or another example of toxic masculinity.
Back in 2011, Frank Burke called it an abdicative manager:
The abdicative manager evidences a tendency to flee from responsibility and is frequently encountered in situations where he or she never wanted the job in the first place....
Does that sound like the man who travels a lot to Delaware?
No matter what, the buck stops with President Biden and waiting until the end of the day to remember D-Day is an insult to the people who died or served that day. The commander in chief can not do this.
A word about June 8
We remember June 8:
"Kiss of the century": Greta Friedman was born in Austria in 1924 and died in Virginia died at age 92. Greta was the nurse kissed in Times Square during the V-J celebrations in 1945.
"The great shortstop": Mark Belanger was born on this day in 1944 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He became one of the best defensive shortstops in major league history winning 8 Gold Gloves.
"These boots are made for walking": We wish a very happy # 82 to Nancy Sinatra.
Happy # 82 Nancy Sinatra
We wish a very happy birthday to Nancy Sinatra. She was born in Jersey City on this day in 1940. Her parents were Frank Sinatra and Nancy Barbato.
1966 was a good year for the Sinatra family. Frank had a huge hit with "Strangers in the night" and Nancy earned a gold record with "These boots were made for walking".