Memorial Day Weekend 2020

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This weekend, we remember those who gave their last measure of devotion so that we might remain free and continue to enjoy the blessings of the greatest Republic the world has ever known:

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. 

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The U.S. Code indicates that Memorial Day should be a day of PRAYER:

36 USC § 116 – Memorial Day

(a) Designation.— The last Monday in May is Memorial Day.
(b) Proclamation.— The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation—
(1) calling on the people of the United States to observe Memorial Day by praying, according to their individual religious faith, for permanent peace;
(2) designating a period of time on Memorial Day during which the people may unite in prayer for a permanent peace;
(3) calling on the people of the United States to unite in prayer at that time; and
(4) calling on the media to join in observing Memorial Day and the period of prayer.

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The bloodied sun sinks in the west
And lights us all with glory;
Here sleep the brave in honored rest;
The bugler tells our story;
O dulce et decorum est pro patria mori;
O dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.

Go tell the people, passer-by,
Read the stone before ye,
Tis sweet and fitting that we die
For our country’s glory;
Obedient to your will we lie
Pro patria mori;
O dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. …

Marian H. Neudel, 1990

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The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat
The soldier’s last tattoo’
No more on life’s parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few;
On Fame’s eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread;
But Glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.

Theodore O’Hara, 1847

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From the Gettysburg address:

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate – we can not consecrate – we can not hallow – this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

President Abraham Lincoln, 1863

We at WTPOTUS wish you a safe, peaceful, and blessed Memorial Day weekend. Be careful, take care, stay safe.

This year, especially, take time to ponder the sacrifices made by these many brave patriots. Consider and treasure that for which they gave their lives:

Freedom.

Do not surrender your freedom lightly.

Remember them.

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31 responses to “Memorial Day Weekend 2020

  1. Peaceful and safe holiday weekend to all. God bless our patriots.

  2. Heads UP!
    This is a before its news channel – so be cautious
    https://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2020/05/faucii-indicted-and-the-real-headlines-3723287.html
    charges are treason

  3. I wish!! 😆

  4. A Tribute!

  5. Happy Memorial Day to all. PDJT got to play golf this morning at his northern VA course.
    Hope it was relaxing and he got some sunshine on his face. Said he hadn’t played since March 8 in FL.

  6. warning
    Adam Housley
    @adamhousley
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    12h
    Names to watch…McMaster. Rosenstein….McCain. This crosses party lines and you all need to be prepared. This isn’t about being pro Trump, or anti Trump. You ALL need to understand that….and you need to be willing to call it out irrespective of party.

  7. Nancy Pelosi
    @SpeakerPelosi
    After six months and nearly 100,000 lives lost, the Trump Administration still does not have a serious plan for increasing testing to stop the spread of the virus.
    10:50 AM · May 25, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
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    • If reporters had any intellectual honesty, they would ask what EXACTLY more testing would accomplish. You can be tested today, and be infected tomorrow. If you test positive, what will they do? There’s no medicine to cure you (according to the media), but by the time you test positive, you’ve already been infecting people unknowingly (according to the media). So they can make you stay home for 2 weeks but again, at this stage what does this accomplish? If you test negative, you still could be infected tomorrow. All testing will accomplish, imho, is costing taxpayers MORE MONEY. There’s no cure (according to the media). There’s no vaccine. Developing herd immunity, imho, is the only “cure” possible at this point. It’s been shown that “essential” workers have lower rates of infection than those forced to stay home, at close quarters, with other people, ensuring that anybody who gets infected somehow, somewhere, WILL spread it to everyone else in their household. Where was Pelosi back in January, when the President put the travel ban on China? Where was she insisting that everybody be tested to “stop the spread” of the virus? She didn’t want the President to stop the spread by preventing travelers from bringing it here. The DemoncRATS forced nursing homes to admit or take back positive people and so most infections and deaths come from nursing homes. Pelosi was down in Chinatown promoting the spread of the virus! Contact tracing has always been the go-to method for stopping spread of disease, so why did all the local health depts. NOT do their jobs? This is why they exist and this is why taxpayers fund them. What were the health dept. employees DOING if not contact tracing? Pelosi is a hypocritical idiot. Being a multi-millionaire, if not billionaire, does Madam Pelosi want to pay for all these tests that will have to be done daily?

    • That figures and we can suggest a plethora of reasons why, except the media NEVER look for the true root causes when it comes to reporting about DemoncRAT mismanagement and sometimes planned disasters.

      For example: Why is the man who has the WORST record in the nation for COVID19 management the biggest hero in the media? (Cuomo)

      Why did he force nursing homes to admit or readmit people KNOWN to be COVID positive?

      Why did they allow nursing homes (all regulated by STATE governments) to let the virus run rampant? (Clues: policies to readmit, not inspecting homes or holding their feet to the fire to be up to snuff, allowing them to pay low wages and allow sick employees to work (even when they knew they were sick), bowing to the nursing home lobby, etc.) In DemoncRAT cities, they argue for and make excuses for the people who were “forced” to go to work sick because they’re “poor” and needed their income, whatever. As if it’s okay to infect people, knowing you’re infectious to vulnerable people, just because YOU want your salary.

      DemoncRATS never make individuals responsible for the harm they do to others UNLESS the individuals are white, especially white males. People “of color” are NEVER held responsible for the choices they make. Communities “of color” are never FORCED (like white communities are) to conform to rules. Thus, communities of color that did NOT socially distance or stay at home as instructed, have higher rates of infection.

      By promoting programs like letting people in “oppressed” areas NOT pay fines for disobeying laws and by letting criminals out of jails and prisons as often as they can, they have promoted ideas such as the law and rules don’t apply to communities of color because the laws and rules are manifestations of white supremacy and thus it’s almost a proud, heroic thing to disobey rules and laws!

      Another DemoncRAT policy that can directly impact infection rates is getting rid of former zoning rules like how many people can live in a household. Used to be, cities could limit occupancy by the number of rooms, bathrooms, etc. and make individuals in a home be RELATED by blood or by being married. But then the racial identity activists began calling those policies racist because immigrants and people of color have “cultures” that make them live in extended family groups and encourage out of wedlock births and multiple baby daddies. Overcrowded homes become hotbeds of viral infection.

      Similarly, DemoncRAT policies of bringing in refugees that have different ideas of hygiene, living conditions, etc., and also encouraging illegal immigration, leads to hot spots in places where the people settle or work (such as meatpacking plants). Employers who hire illegal aliens or cheap refugee labor aren’t likely to be the sort of employers who follow OSHA rules about keeping employees safe, are they?

      (I read a story recently about refugees and about how it’s challenging for some of the refugee settlement workers because they can’t “social distance” when they have to go teach newly arrived immigrants how to use the toilet. Imagine toilet training adults! This is what is being brought into our country in a time of pandemic. Imagine shopping in a store where newly arrived refugees touch things and they don’t even know BY NOW how to use a toilet!)

      There are the DemoncRAT policies that hand out things like food stamps WITHOUT requiring that the money is spent on HEALTHY foods, leading to obesity and diabetes among the recipients, who are disproportionately communities “of color.” It’s NOT racism. It’s DemoncRAT policies.

      They WANT people dependent. They don’t WANT people to be active, especially to be AGENTS of individuality. They DON’T want people to be in control of their own fates. They WANT to keep people like little children who aren’t responsible for anything but for whom EVERYBODY ELSE (read white people and Republicans, especially) ARE responsible.

      I knew before I read the article that they would say it’s population density, BUT LA and some other very populous cities do NOT have the same rates of infection and death as NYC, for example. I figured they would blame racism. (I haven’t finished the article yet.)

    • btw, Kent Batman! Can you imagine a more fortuitous name for a Republican politician. Clark Kent and Batman. Do you think that name is real?

  8. Catturd ™
    @catturd2
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    22h
    Has anyone else noticed that Malelinda Gates wears a necklace that appears to be an upside-down cross in interviews?

    What’s up with that?
    Game Over
    @harleypyrate02
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    22h
    It’s their “Sign”. All in The Cabal display them openly.

  9. True justice from a true justice. Makes you want to stand and cheer:

    https://www.redstate.com/smoosieq/2020/05/26/americans-dont-get-ruled-illinois-judge-unloads-on-pritzkers-stay-at-home-order/

    “Judge McHaney issued his ruling in that matter this past Friday and, although he again limited the scope of the restraining order to the individual plaintiff, he had some choice words for the Governor and his stay-at-home order (after first admonishing those in the courtroom to avoid public outbursts):

    ‘Since the inception of this insanity, the following regulations, rules or consequences have occurred: I won’t get COVID if I get an abortion but I will get COVID if I get a colonoscopy. Selling pot is essential but selling goods and services at a family-owned business is not. Pot wasn’t even legal and pot dispensaries didn’t even exist in this state until five months ago and, in that five months, they have become essential but a family-owned business in existence for five generations is not.

    A family of six can pile in their car and drive to Carlyle Lake without contracting COVID but, if they all get in the same boat, they will. We are told that kids rarely contract the virus and sunlight kills it, but summer youth programs, sports programs are cancelled. Four people can drive to the golf course and not get COVID but, if they play in a foursome, they will. If I go to Walmart, I won’t get COVID but, if I go to church, I will. Murderers are released from custody while small business owners are threatened with arrest if they have the audacity to attempt to feed their families.’

    McHaney further observes:

    ‘Our economy is shut down because of a flu virus with a 98 percent plus survival rate. Doctors and experts say different things weekly. The defendant cites models in his opposition. The only thing experts will agree on is that all models are wrong and some are useful. The Centers for Disease Control now says the virus is not easily spread on surfaces.

    The defendant in this case orders you to stay home and pronounces that, if you leave the state, you are putting people in danger, but his family members traveled to Florida and Wisconsin because he deems such travel essential. One initial rationale why the rules don’t apply to him is that his family farm had animals that needed fed. Try selling that argument to farmers who have had to slaughter their herds because of disruption in the supply chain.’

    But the best part of McHaney’s ruling follows:

    ‘When laws do not apply to those who make them, people are not being governed, they are being ruled. Make no mistake, these executive orders are not laws. They are royal decrees. Illinois citizens are not being governed, they are being ruled. The last time I checked Illinois citizens are also Americans and Americans don’t get ruled. The last time a monarch tried to rule Americans, a shot was fired that was heard around the world. That day led to the birth of a nation consensually governed based upon a document which ensures that on this day in this, any American courtroom tyrannical despotism will always lose and liberty, freedom and the constitution will always win.’

    That there’s what they call a mic drop moment.”

  10. And here’s news of another patriot:
    https://nationalfile.com/citizen-journalist-busts-democrat-mail-in-voting-nursing-home-scandal-in-texas/

    “Citizen journalist Colleen Vera has discovered evidence of what appears to be a massive voter fraud ring operating in the state of Texas involving mail-in voting and Democrat political campaigns. Evidence presented below includes a video of a Democrat campaign surrogate harvesting mail ballots from a nursing home, audio of a Democrat campaign worker admitting to harvesting ballots from a nursing home, and mail-in ballots from Harris County that all have the same handwriting and envelope process. Vera alleges that the campaign of Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee recently paid two convicted forgers, and that other Democrat campaigns have also paid convicted forgers for canvassing efforts. …”

    Ballot harvesting. Remember that term. There’s a newscaster in my city that was accused several elections ago of ballot harvesting. She’s black. Needless to say, despite being caught redhanded, she is STILL employed at the TV station. Had she been white and harvesting ballots for Republicans, you can be assured she’d be front-page news and no longer working on TV because she’d likely be in jail next to Gen. Flynn.

  11. Hi Miri
    Which states are now essentially open?

  12. Police Murder in Minneapolis.
    Well it certainly looks like an intentional murder to me
    You can’t compress a man’s throat with your body weight for nine minutes without the victim dying. Just one question. Is this a false flag killing?
    Could the deep state infiltrate the police force?
    I mean the deep state couldn’t infiltrate a police force, could they?
    Seems to have set off nation wide riots.
    Seems to be too right on time to me.
    They haven’t tied it to Trump yet. I suspect that is just a day away.

    • It sure does look intentional. I read somewhere that this IS allowed if done correctly by specially trained people. The problem with all these incidents is that there’s so much missing and we see clips of incidents but not the ENTIRE sequence of events. As with everything, we need to wait to see ALL the facts and hear all the witnesses before making any judgment. Now we have the horror of people inflicting vigilante “justice” on people who have NOTHING to do with this other than that their skin is the same color as the guy who knelt on that man’s neck. From what I have seen, the guy was cooperative. He was already handcuffed! What could he have done in between to justify kneeling on his neck, especially after he kept saying he couldn’t breathe? There’s video over on the Gateway Pundit, I think, that shows horrific incidents like people blasting the contents of a fire extinguisher for an extended amount of time right into the face of a woman in a wheelchair. NOBODY intervened to stop that (black) man from spewing that powder into the disabled (white) woman’s face. They called her a “Karen” and a “Jennifer” which I had to look up but which is RACIST slang for middle-aged white women who act “privileged.” It’s straight up racism and these are straight up hate crimes. HOW is it possibly justice to try to suffocate an innocent disabled woman as an act of “protest” against a cop who arguably/allegedly suffocated a black suspect? There’s NO justice in this. There’s NO justice and NO EXCUSE for beating white motorists or white shoppers or burning down buildings or looting white- or even non-white-owned businesses. False flag is an intriguing idea, but imho what’s happened in the aftermath could very well help POTUS in that it will show, especially in those critical states like MN, WI, MI, what will be the norm if progressives get in power and the likes of Al Sharpton and Benjamin Crump have more access and more power. The Deep State could very well infiltrate a police force, especially in a place like Minnesota, which already leans progressive, especially in the cities. They’re DemoncRAT controlled. The mayor is out there saying the most outrageous stuff. He’s ALREADY tried and convicted the cops, without hearing anything of their side. We don’t even know, for certain, what the cause of death is. For that matter, we don’t even know for certain (do we?) that this man IS dead (HIPAA, after all), who he REALLY is, or what became of him. The family was on the scene asap with the usual suspect of a defense “lawyer” Benjamin Crump, the guy who, imo, should have been disbarred when he apparently knowingly presented a “witness” in the Trayvon Martin case who pretended to be someone else! A “witness” who perjured herself with his apparent knowledge because HE KNEW she was not the girlfriend of Martin who was on the phone with him allegedly at the time of his death. Maxine Waters and Pelosi and CNN hosts and MSNBC hosts ARE already blaming Trump. As is The View a-holes, iirc. The riots in St. Louis after the Mike Brown incident didn’t help the DemoncRATS, imo. People don’t WANT race wars. They don’t want looting, and rioting, and mayhem. No matter their color, people want people to get along, to live in peace, to have equal justice under the law. You can’t inflict harm on other people in the name of justice. Everybody wants law and order, not chaos. For any politician to sympathize with rioters is a huge mistake.

    • I know. What a total jerk. Symbolic. This is the NEW symbolism, don’t you know? And it’s gas lighting and probably deliberate in that they HOPE to dissuade conservatives and Trump supporters from wearing masks because Biden and his supporters are trying to make wearing masks a symbol of being pro-Biden or pro-DemoncRAT or anti-Trump. This is WHAT THEY DO and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if I learned that this new thing to make a mask a symbol of being anti-Trump came from the evil mind of Barry. He was WAY into symbolism and snark and none of them would be beyond thinking that a benefit would be that more Republicans or pro-Trump conservatives might die if they put off their masks so as to not appear anti-Trump. This is exactly the kind of stuff they do. I saw this developing over the holiday when Biden and his little minder Jill showed up with masks in public. Biden tells people to wear masks. The media points out the difference trying to make wearing a mask a symbol of being a “good” person versus those evil Trump supporters who won’t wear masks. They think we’re stupid. Obama thinks we’re stupid. This is exactly the kind of ploy they’d come up with–trying to psychologically dupe Trump supporters into not wearing masks. What we need are MAGA or KAG masks. Or maybe just masks that say F U ALL. As for the masks really only being symbolic, because Fauci once said they DON’T protect anybody, then why do they call them PERSONAL PROTECTIVE DEVICES if they don’t protect the person? Why is it SO IMPORTANT for first responders and medical people to have and wear them? And yet the illustrious New England Journal of Medicine tells us today:

      “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”

      WTF? So why do all the doctors, nurses, first responders, etc., HAVE TO wear them? Why do grocery clerks HAVE TO wear them? On and on and on?

      All day long, every day, we’re being gas lighted. One day, one thing is true and it’s backed up by SCIENCE! The next day, the opposite is true and it’s backed up by SCIENCE! Over the weekend, I read a story about how, like climate, “science” is always changing as new “facts” emerge. But they tell us today that we MUST follow what today’s “science” “facts” say even though tomorrow those “facts” will be OPPOSITE and in opposition to all that went before. There ARE NO FACTS. FACTS are now whatever the media feel like telling us. First we flatten the curve by locking down two weeks. Then it’s we have to extend the lockdown lest there be a second wave. Then there’s we have to keep locked down until there’s a cure or a vaccine. Now, today, we hear that hey! This will be with us for at least a decade. Circulating around and there’s no hope for sure that there will EVER be a cure or a vaccine. So welcome to your new lockdown normal and mind you. IT ALL PLAYS RIGHT INTO THE DEMONCRAT AGENDA: People stay home forever collecting their universal income. JOBS programs are created under the crisis (just like TSA in 2008) for inner city contact tracers that will be on the payroll in perpetuity because the virus will always be with us. (Pay attention, too, the bill symbolically numbered House Bill 6666 (!), requires the new hires be from the “communities” that are most at risk. READ: communities of color. So it’s another big bloated bureaucracy created to ensure more union members and more votes for urban politicians.) You can’t make this crap up. We’re being manipulated and little by little we’re giving up our freedoms. We thought we won in 2016. We cannot lose in 2020. Else, it’s the end of the line for our Republic. Fauci is signaling where he stands on this issue. Pro-Biden all the way.

  13. Long but worth listening to.

  14. Here’s a story you are probably not hearing.
    Over here, the lockdown is collapsing
    Boris Johnson, not the brightest bulb in the store, has this behind the scenes advisor, who has been the brains of all the PM’s policies. His name is Dominic Cummins. A lot of people think he is both a jerk and an elitist
    In the early days of the lock down, people were told if they had any symptoms they had to stay home for fourteen days. no ifs no buts.
    Anyways, this guy says his wife feels sick so they go on a 250 mile drive to their parent’s farm so the grandparents could look after his kid.
    Then
    Dominic decides his vision might be affected by the virus.
    To test this the whole family gets in the car and drivers 30 miles to a local beauty spot, an old castle, and then they drive back home. They drive back up again a week later.

    People are white hot mad, as white hot as Brits get. The next day everyone was out on the road in the towns on the beaches.
    They got it.
    One rule for the elitists, one rule for the peasants.
    I am at work at the office today, it’s 25 miles from my home.
    The roads are fully busy. Last week if you saw one car that was about it.
    Even here, they got it.

  15. If Twitter fact-checks Trump, it is no longer a neutral distributer of content — it is a publisher. As such, it loses its Section 230 legal immunity. Like any publisher, it is responsible for its content, and can be sued for libel.

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