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Friday, February 09, 2018

"Donald Trump saved the parade"

The year was 1995. The patriotic feel from the Persian Gulf War had faded away. Slowly, death reduced the number of World War II veterans who marched in the annual Veterans Day parade in New York. Was it time for us to bid adieu to this tradition?

Hell and no.

Then developer Donald John Trump stepped up to save the parade.

After all, this event came in 1995 -- the 50th anniversary of Victory in Europe and Victory in Japan as the United States and its allies won World War II.

The 1995 parade needed some sponsors. Tom Fox, the parade's executive director, asked 200 corporations to chip in. None gave, not even military contractors.

"Zippo, nada, zilch," Fox told the New York Times. "Nothing from Northrup, United Technologies, none of them. To me, it's a sin."

Then along came Trump.

"By mid-August, organizers had a bank account of exactly $1.21. A request to airlines to donate blankets for aging veterans was turned down because logos might not be visible on television. Then Donald Trump, a non-veteran, agreed to throw in $200,000 as well as raise money from his friends, in exchange for being named grand marshal," the Times reported.

Trump helped Fox raise $2.4 million.

"Donald Trump saved the parade," Fox told United Press International.

So how did the parade go?

"More than 500,000 people jammed the sidewalks of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue Saturday to watch three generations of veterans march in the Nation's Parade. The crowd cheered as 25,000 veterans marched in one of the last national events marking the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II," United Press International reported that day.

Trump told the wire service, "This donation is the single most important thing I've ever done. This is more important than all of my buildings and my casinos. This is my way of saying thank you to all the men an women in the armed services who have made it possible for me to become a success. Without them freedom and liberty would be gone."

Now President Trump wants a big military parade. Marxists in the media are portraying him as having a big ego -- with some saying he is trying to show up Kim Jong-Un.

To them I say, don't like it? Don't go.


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  1. I agree. When you don't like such things as parades don't go. No one in this country (unlike North Korea and Soviet Russia and Cuba) will force you to attend. If you feel guilty not going that's your problem, not mine. No one on my side wants you litter-strewing, police-hating, military bashing morons there any way. And I am still not really saying how I feel. God bless America! and God bless the people who made us free and keep us free. -- BJ54

  2. It is a good thing to honor the military. Only the PDJT media would use it to liken him to dictators. MAGA

  3. Trump wants a parade. Sure. So long as Trump pays for it out of his own pocket. Case closed.

    1. The only thing closed is your mind. Your bitter tears are always sweet to us.

    2. And charge admission. Wear a MAGA hat and get in free. Otherwise 10 bucks... and a free MAGA hat.

    3. As Fred has pointed out, your tears are sweet to us.

    4. I know I saw you protesting Obama parades. No? F*ck you.

  4. My last parade... Military, about 40 years. Local, about 3 years.

  5. Stories like that one from 1995 speak volumes about PDJT and have been carefully ignored since he announced a run for POTUS.
    US press is mostly execrable. Thankfully there are a few who are not leftist propagandists.

  6. Being a normal person in a college town will turn you into a radical right winger. Most people just become products of their environment.

    The 4th of July parade here is a display of the most pozzed disgusting faggotry you have ever seen. The military aspect I would like to see added to it is a .50 cal machine gun mowing the fuckers down.

  7. When I got discharged back in 1971, I didn't find any appreciation for my service, rather the opposite. It was uncomfortable to have so many people I didn't even know who disapproved of me and everyone like me. They made their displeasure clear.

    Maybe President Trump was only stirring the Dems to make unpatriotic fools of themselves with his talk of a parade; Lord knows, that's easy to do, since the Dems are unpatriotic fools who mean this country no good and who hate the military with a passion.

    But I for one would be 100% behind a parade. I'd like to honor those who laid their lives on the line for me and for my country. I'd rather they got some appreciation for what they do, that some of us old vets kinda missed out on.

    Just my two bits.

  8. yes, I also missed out as they sent me the other direction, to France.

  9. Love your cover but it looks a bit much like Mardi Gras in New Orleans.