Thanksgiving not PC?

November 21st, 2015


Its that time of year again.

Before the ACLU starts protecting us from nativity scenes, and politically correct counsels save us from theocratic encroachments like red and green lights….we have Thanksgiving.

The War on Thanksgiving
Many people think that this is a time for sharing, family and happiness. However, the Seattle Public School Staff are being informed that this is a myth: Instead, Thanksgiving should be used as a time of race guilt, America hating, and mourning.

So sorry Libs, I’m fresh out of self hatred.

Aint it simply stunningly remarkable how no other “native people” were ever oppressed anywhere on this green earth while conquering nations were forming, other than right here on the North American continent. Shame on us. thanksgivingopia.gif

Guess what peeps.
There are more Indians living within current US boundries now than ever there during Columbus’s time.

As I have posted before..the Indians had been at war with one another long before outside feet ever reached what became American shores.

But if the Libs insist on sellin tickets to the “Grievance Theater” , let’s just keep an honest score shall we.
Not only did Indians kill white ,black, and yellow men, they killed their own red skinned people way before they laid eyes on whitey.

Of course offering the gift called “tobacco” to the white settlers, has become the gift that keeps on giving………Cancer, that is.

The European conquest just like all conquests throughout history, was brutal, vicious and even barbaric.

Does it behoove us to be aware of the ghastly manner in which our forefathers treated some of the indigenous peoples following their conquest? You bet.

It can be studied and taught so as to inculcate moral values. Indeed.

In spite of this, our modern celebration of Thanksgiving has virtually nothing to do with any of the above. Nothing, nada, zip.

While the Libs just love to portray the Indians as a bead making, pipe smoking peaceful loving people who never comitted a wrong deed , until Europeans came here to America, …that remains a revisionist PC distorted view of history.

Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks.
Not to commemorate the atrocities committed by White Europeans.

Hence it is not called : Atrocity-Giving Day.

Heck. Why don’t we allow the Leftist haters to obliterate everything that makes us Americans. thanksgivingk2.gif

Yes. It was a War..and our culture won.
The indigenous people lost.

We can not change that reality.

However, the intention of our precious “Thanksgiving Holiday” signed into law is to honor the historical event and to allow us, the citizens to give thanks.

To our deity of choice, to our loved ones, for our freedoms and myriad of blessings, to our Troops, and for all the bounties we receive as a Nation as well as individually at the end of the harvest season.

Speaking of atrocities………….
..Do the skools teach the endless massacres and blood-letting still being committed by Muzlims every day?

Naw…but don’t sweat it Libs…….the sooner you allow the USA to become a calip-HATE, the sooner there will be no more traditional American Holidays to demolish eh.

And now …………..

10 – Thanksgiving = turkey genocide (locavores unhappy!). jaw-dropping1.gif

9 – Too many SUVs traveling to grandma’s house.

8 – College bowl games encourage competition.

7 – Millions of Christmas trees are cut down. ashamed.gif

6 – Invading WASPS thought up Thanksgiving, not the Indians.

5 – Christmas lights = large carbon footprint.

4 – People are giving thanks to WHO? confused7.gif

3 – Winter lull in global-warming hype.

2 – Daycare centers are closed.


Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures.raspberry1

May I be the first to wish y’all a proud, Happy Thanksgiving Sweet friends.

Now go get some eats and love up on your family or loved ones Y’hear.



Can you say yummmmmmmmmm.


O yeaaaaaaaaaaa.



OK ….ya twisted my arm:

My holiday fave!

I whip up some heavy whipped cream and layer it with my favorite pumpkin mousse frosting. As if that aint decadent enought…I top it off with chocolate curls or chips.

Heaven on Earth guyz n dollz.

G’head..steal the idea. Your fam will be indebted for life.




Some healthy eats too……….


What’s your pleasure……..



How many calories are we up to?

But, wait a minute…..We all know what it’s really about don’t we?..Heh.silly2



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  • Raising a Generation of Spoiled Brats

    November 9th, 2015

    The latest…

    A restaurant in the Montrose area is getting a lot of attention lately, not because of the food but because of a “rule card” it’s handing out to parents.

    Ana Beaven and Charlie McDaniel are the couple behind the restaurant called “Cuchara,” which means “spoon” in Spanish.

    They’ve invested three years into their Mexican restaurant, which is in the heart of Montrose. Most of the art is from Mexico.

    “They are almost impossible to replace,” said Beaven.

    They open their doors to everyone but there is one warning to parents.

    “Just take responsibility for your kids,” said McDaniel.

    The couple said after many incidents at the restaurant they decided to print the “rules card” and hand them out to parents.

    “(During one incident) the child jumped on top of the chair and then started (climbing) up a wall,” said Beaven. “(During another incident a) child took a quarter and began marking, doing tick-tac-toe.”

    That last incident was the last straw, said Beaven. The child caused about $1,500 worth of damage.

    Montrose restaurant hands out children’s behavior ‘rule cards’ to parents
    (Tip o’ the hat to the Zispter)

    And lest we forget this goodie….

    A backlash has begun against the all-must-have-prizes culture that has produced children used to getting their own way..
    Our little emperors: does worrying do more harm than good?

    As the mother of two young daughters,… is used to doling out praise for almost everything they do. Even she was taken aback, however, when her younger daughter, Rachel, now 5, arrived home from nursery clutching a certificate for “sitting nicely on the carpet”.

    “It made me wonder what she was doing the rest of the time,” …. “I thought it was a bit over the top rewarding her for something so routine. But it’s part of a whole culture of stickers and smiley faces and ‘celebration assemblies’.”

    The received wisdom on child-rearing says nothing should be allowed to damage a child’s sense of self-worth: just last week the Football Association (FA) decided to ban teams including children under eight from publishing their results, for fear of putting the kids under too much pressure if they lost a match.
    It is becoming a worldwide trend. A recent production of Snow White at a primary school in Japan featured 25 Snow Whites, no dwarfs and no wicked witch, as parents objected to one child being picked out for the title role. In Sweden a boy was prevented from handing out invitations to his birthday party at school because he was “discriminating” against the two classmates he did not invite.

    “Too many kids … are growing up without boundaries, without discipline and without the family structures they need,” he said. “We should bring back discipline and the idea of punishment.”

    FYI. This amazing country of ours was built on strength and honor, not touchy feely dimwits who allow everyone to “win”, while eliminating all healthy competition and discipline.

    The joy of witnessing these little 4 and 5 year old “rock stars” with their parents fawning over their every move..Uh huh… Asking children what they want for dinner, what they choose to wear, how they “feel” every 15 seconds.

    Guess what folks?
    Everyone is NOT always a winner.

    Common sense, responsibilty for oneself, respect for authority and decency have all been deep sixed in favor of “feeling good alla time.”

    These touchy feely kids grow up not giving a fig for anyone but their sorry, self centered selves.
    As adults, they remain coddled and over-indulged just as much as children.

    Our Pop Idol culture offers “prizes” for every job well done.
    What does our culture value? Pushiness, self-centeredness and attention-seeking behaviors seem to be prized far above talent and discipline for men. Looks, thinness, and sexualizing themselves is what is prized for women.

    Giving kids a medal for helping tidy his desk or everytime he manages to “sit still”?

    How many more rewards, stickers, smiley faces,and dang star charts do these children have to get before they realize this behavior should be expected, not rewarded?

    Howzabout we teach our kids to be independent, allow them to fail and actually learn from it. Hmmmm.

    To be polite and courteous , yes, and oooh… even competitive!
    They will run circles around the little snowflakes who run to mommy (and eventually to government), to complain about every challenge life throws at them.

    Between you and me, a huge part of this fiasco has been generated (out of guilt),by women who work long hours outside of the home, spend little time with their children, and have “nannies” do what “mommy” ideally should be doing.
    But despite their absentee mothering…………
    Their children must be seen by all as a pinnacle of their achievements in life.

    You can choose to be your child’s friend, or your child’s parent.

    Being buddies may is easier, but only the latter is really raising a child.

    The “friendship” part kicks in…when they are much older…and IF, you actually raised them.

    Halloween!!! Almost there…..

    October 21st, 2015


    Proof of our society’s decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many.
    Robert Kirby


    Which brings me to mah fave topic:

    Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.
    Fernando Pessoa

    Trick or treat!



    Ask not what your Pumpkin can do for you, ask what you can do for your pumpkin.

    Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
    Mark Twain

    So, sweet friends….Eat, drink and be scary. scared.gif


    What’s a MUMMY’s favorite music?
    -wRAP Music! ..haha

    Why did the mummy call the doctor?
    -Because he was coffin


    What does a monster call a girl who has three heads, nine eyes and six arms?


    Y’all are invited for dessert @ My humble abode: grinz

    Right this way……..Come along ya slackers………….halloween40

    A glimpse of my table. Mwwuhahaha!
    Dig in!…haha


    My BOO-ffet table:



    Don’t be shy..have some Finger food!

    Oh..and a free tip…heh
    Beware of “friends” or strangers bearing tools the likes of chainsaws, staple guns, , electric carving knives, hedge trimmers, lawnmowers, butane torches, soldering irons, or um… band saws.

    Make that a double beware if they are wearing a hockey mask or one made of human skin.


    Have a BOOtiful Halloween sweet friends!


    Columbus Day!!!

    October 12th, 2015


    Well worth repeating sweet friends.usagirlani

    Few opinions I’ve expressed on air have produced a more indignant, outraged reaction than my repeated insistence that the word “genocide” in no way fits as a description of the treatment of Native Americans by British colonists or, later, American settlers.
    Reject the Lie of White “Genocide” Against Native Americans

    I’ve never denied that the 400 year history of American contact with the Indians includes many examples of white cruelty and viciousness — just as the Native Americans frequently (indeed, regularly) dealt with the European newcomers with monstrous brutality and, indeed, savagery. In fact, reading the history of the relationship between British settlers and Native Americans its obvious that the blood-thirsty excesses of one group provoked blood thirsty excesses from the other, in a cycle that listed with scant interruption for several hundred years.

    the American government, never endorsed or practiced a policy of Indian extermination; rather, the official leaders of white society tried to restrain some of their settlers and militias and paramilitary groups from unnecessary conflict and brutality.

    Moreover, the real decimation of Indian populations had nothing to do with massacres or military actions, but rather stemmed from infectious diseases that white settlers brought with them at the time they first arrived in the New World.

    We stole “their” land!
    We did it for the oil!

    Dontcha know…There was no such thing…
    as violence and certainly no brutality whatsoever until the “evil white man” came onto the scene.

    All ahem….”Indians”, who the PC crowd refer to as “Native Americans” danced in circles along nature filled paths strewn with rainbow colored leaves and flowers…

    Yes yes……… they just relaxed all day in Aztec temples, munching on herbs and listening to peaceful music……….

    We interupt this delusional scenario for a bit of geographical perspective.


    Have you ever seen a political map of the world?

    Do you know how the the various countries’ borders were originally demarcated and defined in the first place.

    Well, let’s see now….Except for the few national boundaries that are actually natural barriers , i.e., the English Channel or the Korea Strait….Over 95% of what we know as the world’s “national boundaries” were the result of conquest and war.
    Yes. Conquest and War.

    Basically, that is truly what most of world history consists of:

    Big, burly,strong dudes (no dudettes…sorry PC crowd) conquering the weaker dudes or the ones with less toys or firepower.
    They then either exiled them, drove them away, enslaved them, killed most of them.

    But leftys just love to distinguish the United States for having taken this continent away from the “Indians” when that was actually the norm throughout all of recorded history.

    Not quite.

    Oh, and incidentally……
    Despite the shrieking from the PC crowd…”Indians” are not and never were: “Native Americans.”

    No one can claim to be truly a native to North America. Indians were descended from Asians who, at some point in history, migrated to North America. Minor detail?

    There are speculations that a land bridge from Siberia to Alaska may have even existed then.


    But come to the Leftards “Indians” became “Native Americans,” but the Israelis never became: “Native Middle Easterners.”
    Just askin.arrowthruhead9.gif

    As far as inducing guilt and shame to all Americans ………

    Hmmm…Do you ever hear Libs trying to make Turks feel guilty for having conquered Constantinople?
    Or better yet, make Muzlims in South Asia feel culpable and at fault for having been imperialists and slaughtering the Hindus?eyebrow.gif

    Naw. Only white Americans have ever been guilty of crimes and unfairness historically.


    Not to ruffle too many feathers..(no pun intended)

    but …the so called “native populations” were far from blameless, innocent and peaceful.

    Indians fight one another

    Some Indian tribes held a belief in eating the hands and feet of the enemies they had killed.
    Ah yes.., the person’s strength and speed would then become their own.
    Ritual cannibalism..well…amongst some… was a ritual.

    “During this battle, a number of the Tipiniki Indians were captured and killed. On the way back to their settlement at Ubatúba, the Tupinambá camped near the mountains of Taquarussu. There they killed, cut up, roasted and ate some of their enemy. The chief offered some flesh to Staden who refused it, saying ‘even animals don’t eat their own kind’, to which the chief replied: ‘I am a jaguar, it tastes good’.”

    Indian Cannibalism

    Do we hear lefties condemning that barbarism?
    Naw, it’s just another “ritual” we don’t understand and must…”repsect” eh.

    Indian tribes relentlessly warred with one another, some wiping out other “peaceful” tribes. Disfiguring enemies and scalping were just some of the “rituals”.

    And guess what.
    Medved grants that some European settlers engaged in cruelty and atrocities toward American Indians, just as some of the Indians engaged in cruelty and atrocities toward the Europeans.

    “The early colonists and settlers can hardly qualify as perfect but describing them in Hitlerian, mass-murdering terms represents an act of brain-dead defamation.”

    No one is denying wrongdoing on the part of the Europeans.

    But, but, but……What about when the Muzlim armies began to “Izlamisize” the entire Middle-East,… Syria, Jerusalem, then extending their hegemony into Persia and even the Indian subcontinent and finally into Europe.

    They engaged in horrific brutality, instantly putting to death all those who were reluctant to embrace their brand new “religion”.

    Ever hear a lefty bash them?
    Rhetorical question of course.

    The reaction of some of the Christian crusades in trying to expel the Muzlim armies from their recently acquired territory was often equally brutal, including , the putting to death of hundreds of innocents. (especially Jews)

    There exists no one group, sect, or even religion, that is 100 percent immune from committing acts of barbarity…(although the Jewish people do come close.)

    Whether the Lefties want to admit it or not……….
    It happens to be the human condition.

    This misty-eyed, child-like romanticism of the Leftards..regarding the so called “primitive” societies..(most especially if they happen to be non-European) is not only pathetic…it is historically inaccurate.

    American Indians, Muzlim warriors, Christian crusaders, European colonialists and even the allegedly “humanistic” atheistic regimes of Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Pol Pot have all tasted barbarism and mercilessness.

    Medved is brilliant and proud of American history unlike the Leftards who disregard the corrosive effects of constantly teaching our children to be ashamed of their own country.

    Yes, the fact is that Europeans from a variety of countries invaded the American continent, fought with, and conquered the people who were already here.

    The stronger Europeans won and the weaker Indians lost.
    And yes, that is tragic in some ways.

    But what the Leftards don’t talk about and what is truly unique in the history of the world… is the way in which the losers of that war, those who were conquered, have been treated by the victors.

    Will the real “Native American” please stand up?

    Someone is a “native” of the place where he or she is born.
    American Indians came to this country from Asia, and were not always here from the dawn of civilization.

    Furthermore, American Indians actually did everything in their power to make sure that “America” as we know never even became a country. So why call them native Americans eh. They are more rightly native Anti-Americans.
    If you insist on calling anyone a Native American, it should be those who created and actually built America, namely, those evil White Anglo/Saxon protestant Europeans.

    But I have a suggestion for the whining, self hating America bashing Lefties:
    Why dontcha all release all your property rights to your favorite “Native American” tribe , stop trespassing on this “stolen land” and get the blank out of my country.

    For the rest of y’all:


    Sept 11th… Fourteen Years On…

    September 11th, 2015

    On September 11, 2001, in the heart of America’s greatest city, nearly three thousand Americans were murdered in a single morning.

    Terrorist Muzlims struck a blow against ALL of us that reverberates to this day. Well, At least for people of conscience that is …”

    I BEG YOU friends NOT TO FORGET…

    I plan to spend some time with the families as always……….

    It’s been said:

    “What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”


    In a New York classroom one year after 9-11, students composed the following 9-11 poem.

    A relative of the teacher had perished on that tragic day in Tower One of the World Trade Center. The victim left behind a 3-year-old.

    List of “Don’t Forgets” and “Remembers”

    We were eight.

    Before September 11th, we would wake up with a list of “Don’t Forgets”

    Don’t forget to wash your face
    Don’t forget to brush your teeth
    Don’t forget to do your homework
    Don’t forget to wear your jacket
    Don’t forget to clean your room
    Don’t forget to take a bath

    After September 11th, we wake up with a list of “Remembers”

    Remember to greet the sun each morning
    Remember to enjoy every meal
    Remember to thank your parents for their hard work
    Remember to honor those who keep you safe
    Remember to value each person you meet
    Remember to respect other’s beliefs

    Now we are nine.

    Some of us shall never forget.

    To all those who lost……

    May you find the solace and hope here.

    May the pain of your remembrance be softened by the presence of compassionate friends and by the memories of lives lived in love and service.

    Faithfully yours,

    Political Correctness…lol

    August 30th, 2015

    Happy Sunday dear Friends.

    Y’all will dig this!!!

    “The two pillars of ‘political correctness’ are: a) willful ignorance b) a steadfast refusal to face the truth.”

    (Tip o the hat to the Zipster)

    Chattanooga Marines: God Help us ALL

    July 17th, 2015

    USMC Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, 40, of Springfield, MA, one of four Marines gunned down in Chattanooga, TN, on Thursday in what authorities are terming a domestic terrorist attack.

    “He’d been shot at so many times over the years and then for this to happen at home in the United States,” Parnell said.

    Sullivan survived the largest attack on U.S. forces since Vietnam during the Battle of Abu Ghraib in 2005. He also was awarded a Combat Action medal and Purple Heart, Parnell said.

    The slain Marine was just a few years away from retirement when he was gunned down Thursday morning.

    “There’s no Marine you would want that was better in combat than him,” said friend Josh Parnell, of Chicago.
    Chattanooga Attack

    It’s Sept . 11th every day my friends…
    And you can quote me on that….

    Dearest Patriotic Family and Friends of these precious souls:

    What a horrific profound loss..Please let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. With my deepest condolences and love for you all…

    July 4th 2015!

    July 3rd, 2015

    Couldn’t happen to a better kind of guy!!!

    NEW YORK — A former firefighter who responded to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, has won $5 million on a lottery scratch-off ticket.

    Carmelo Mercado was presented with an oversized check Thursday. The 63-year-old, who’s retired, gets $3.3 million in a lump-sum payment after taxes are taken out.

    Mercado was among the members of Queens Battalion 49 who went to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. He now lives in Orange County, north of New York City.

    Ex-firefighter Wins Lottery


    “Feel Good 4th of July” Sweet Friends~!


    The Leftards can celebrate Cinco de Mayo and errr…May Day for all I care.eek

    Yup. Harvard whining. droning malcontents who despise America, Israel, and ALL religion-unless its …um….Islam or Wiccan…

    Leftards, who have no respect for our Founding Fathers, their cherished principles, and basically anything sacred or righteous.


    Libs who can’t abide any time honored traditions which are celebrated by the vast majority of those left sane in this Nation we still call America.

    Oh..Don’t be surprised if they try to outlaw INDEPENDENCE DAY altogether.flagwave..cuz ya know if may offend some Muzlims………or illegal aliens or somethin.

    And not for nothin– but the “rockets red glare” prolly aint “green” enough for the granola munchin, tree huggin, Ar-ab Spring luvin, environmentalists…so please refrain from singin it too loudy eh.

    Well sweet Friends..


    Y’all just keep on congregating at events that celebrate America’s greatness and good fortune.

    Stay grateful and proud of your country despite the grouchers and self haters amongst you.



    And hey… save me somethin from the BBQ eh?usagirlani











    Charleston Victims offer Forgiveness…

    June 19th, 2015

    ‘I forgive you’: Tearful relatives of Charleston victims confront ‘killer’ in court with heart-wrenching speeches of Christian FORGIVENESS – as he adopts a vacant, remorseless stare………….

    Relatives of the victims gunned down in the South Carolina church massacre told the killer that they forgive him in heart-wrenching statements during his first court appearance today.

    ‘I forgive you!’ the daughter of Ethel Lance told Dylann Roof through tears as he appeared via video link at the Charleston court on Friday afternoon. ‘You took something really precious from me. I will never talk to her ever again, I will never be able to hold her ever again but I forgive you!

    ‘You hurt me, you hurt a lot of people but God forgives you. And I forgive you.’


    With the deepest respect to the families of the lost loved ones I share another view………..

    Forgive? NOT YET. In due time………..

    You’re Dead, I’m Healing
    By Dennis Prager:

    Within hours of the massacre of more than 30 people at Virginia Tech University, the president of the university issued his first statement on the evil that had just engulfed the college campus and concluded with this:

    “We’re making plans for a convocation tomorrow at noon in Cassell Coliseum for the university to come together to begin the healing process from this terrible tragedy.”

    I believe that this early healing talk is both foolish and immoral.

    It is foolish because one does not speak about healing the same day (or week or perhaps even month) that one is traumatized — especially by evil. One must be allowed time for anger and grief. To speak of healing and “closure” before one goes through those other emotions is to speak not of healing but of suppression.

    Not to allow people time to experience their natural, and noble, instincts to feel rage and grief actually deprives them of the ability to heal in the long run. After all, if there is no rage and grief, what is there to heal from?

    The Jewish tradition, still observed even by non-Orthodox Jews, is to sit “shiva” (seven) days and do nothing but mourn and receive visitors after the death of an immediate relative. One does not have to be a religious Jew or even a Jew to appreciate this ancient wisdom.

    Personally, I don’t want to heal now. I want to feel rage at the monster who slaughtered all those young innocent people at Virginia Tech. And I want to grieve over those innocents’ deaths.

    This whole notion of instant healing (like its twin, instant forgiveness) is also morally wrong.
    First, it is narcissistic. It focuses on me and my pain, not on the murderer and the murdered.
    And why is it always referred to as a “tragedy”? Virginia Tech wasn’t hit by a cyclone. That would be a tragedy. This was evil. Call it that.

    Anger is anger.

    Anger, my friends, is a natural and indispensable emotion.

    It is not right nor wrong; it is not healthy nor unhealthy.
    It is how anger is expressed that makes it healthy or unhealthy.

    Feeling anger is poles apart from expressing anger.

    Healthy anger is not violent.

    It isn’t used to intimidate, control, manipulate or punish another human being.

    But what it can be expressed, talked and moved through.
    Healthy anger is not stuffed down or overlooked either.

    By repressing feelings and “stuffing them down”, it becomes out of the question to eventually work through feelings or ever move past them.

    “Personally, I don’t want to heal now. I want to feel rage at the monster (though I know he suffered in his life…) who slaughtered all those young innocent people in Charleston, South Carolina. And I want to grieve over those innocents’ deaths.”

    ………More than fair enough.

    Dearest Families and Friends of the wounded and taken.
    I wish there was something I could do to to console, comfort, soothe, provide solace, or allay your unending sorrow or grief.

    I know they’re only words, but words are all I have to try to take some of your heartache away.

    May your beautiful memories of them, and their personal strengths and special qualities be a source of comfort to you all.

    I will hold you all dearly in my thoughts and prayers.

    Texas Firefighter Responds to Call…and Saves his Own Family

    June 11th, 2015

    While the Libs are gagging us with alleged ‘heroes’ of people who have no earthly idea what gender they even are..

    Comes along a true hero………..

    A Texas volunteer firefighter responded to a head-on collision, only to discover his wife and son had been in the mangled car.

    Aaron Van Riper’s family was in a head-on crash with an oncoming pickup truck near Riverside, Texas on Saturday…

    “It’s my family. My wife was laying there on the ground. [By] the look of the car, I don’t know how either one of them lived. There was nothing left of that car,” said Van Riper, the assistant fire chief…

    Van Riper’s wife, Amber, suffered a broken pelvis — fractured in five places — and their 7-year-old son suffered a broken leg and arm..
    Amber was ejected from the car in the crash, while their son was still pinned inside.

    “Once I saw my son … I started going into a little bit of a panic mode,”..

    Aaron’s training and skills paid off and his wife and son were transported by helicopter to Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston.
    Amber was in surgery for nine hours on Sunday. “She gave a thumbs-up to the doctor, but that’s the first time she showed signs of anything,” Aaron added.

    Amber and her son are both expected to temporarily be in wheelchairs while they recover from their injuries..

    Yes my sweet friends, years have blown passed since I worked down at Ground Zero. And while I welcomed the unforeseen honor to become the eyes for the masses, I never forgot for a moment that I was on hallowed and sacred ground.

    One of a myriad of blessings was my good fortune to get to work side by side with the rescue and recovery teams in New York City.

    Of all those I worked with, however,(they all displayed fierce dedication), FDNY impressed me most.

    I observed nightly, as our Firemen looked for their missing sons and brothers through the rubble.

    I attended one too many wakes with empty coffins.
    I was there when civilians were found. The Firemen were just as loving, gentle and thorough as if the victim were their own relative, tucking the flag around them as they carried them in their loving arms.

    They worked day and night down at what we called “The Pit.” The magnitude of that empty, giant hole well exceeds beyond the 17 acres of land.

    It was simply incomprehensible to our senses.

    It’s who they are. That is why they didn’t think twice about dashing and tearing into the burning Twin Towers to try and rescue people they did not even know.

    Love and more love to my friends in the FDNY who are still slowly and painsakingly recovering from the appalling loss of friends and family inflicted on Sept.11.

    Aaron Van Riper- You are truly the hero of your own life story. You paid the price. May you now and forever secure your blessings. God speed.