Dateline Somewhere in the Midwest, January 28th, 2018
by Blackjack Pershing
Dateline Somewhere in the Midwest, January 28th, 2018
by Blackjack Pershing
Dateline January 13th, 2018
The 53rd Regiment is republishing this artile about what is needed in Haiti to truly effect real change. Since there is now great interest in Haiti with President Trump’s alleged inartful description of Haiti among other countries by Senator Dick Durbin, it is an opportunity to call attention once again to what is needed in Haiti. The good news is if you truly care and want to get beyond words, you can help. Please take the time to read Patrick’s article below.
The 53rd Regiment can personally attest to the phenominal work being done by the Haitian Project. My daughter and I have a life long memory visiting the school over Thanksgiving eight years ago and being extremely impressed watching the children learn difficult subjects in three languages. Outrage is cheap these days. If you really want to make a statement and help, make a donation to the Louverature Cleary School. The 53rd Regiment is extremely proud to note that we have been supporting Haiti and this school for over two decades. Many members of the 53rd are supporters. The Haitian Project would welcome your support.
Article as originally posted May 11th, 2016 follows.
By Deacon Patrick Moynihan, President of The Haitian Project and Head of Louverture Cleary School
It’s time to get back to what works.
Throughout history, education has proven itself to be the most reliable tool for promoting the advancement of individuals and societies. Still, major foundations (think Gates and Clinton) and philanthropic initiatives around the world fail to properly prioritize education as the best road out of poverty. They prefer instead more ephemeral and emotional initiatives like health care and shelter; or more “exciting” ideas like microfinance and mobile banking. While there is certainly a place for relief (food, water, shelter etc.), it seems the world has wrongly conflated these things with development and now heavily funds what are in many cases symptoms of poverty, not solutions to poverty.
Education, however, is a solution. And, we need more of it.
For the last 20 years, I have lived and worked in Haiti with my family as president of The Haitian Project, Inc., which supports and operates Louverture Cleary School, a top-notch, tuition free Catholic secondary boarding school in Haiti that forms the future servant-leaders of the country. We empower the young individual to be a catalyst for change in their own life and in their community.
Time and again our students and alumni do prove that education is the surest way out of poverty and towards a brighter future for Haiti. In a country where just 3% of young people graduate high school and over 70% of college graduates leave the country, 90% of our alumni are either studying or working IN HAITI. Many are earning 10-15 times the per capita income of Haiti. They then use their own success to build strong families and to send their own children to school, and often their extended family as well.
All of our alumni are giving back to their communities and their country. This is by design. The school’s motto comes from Mt. 10:8; “What you receive for free, you must give for free.”
Education works because it not only helps the individual make the most out of the current opportunities and infrastructure available, it helps him or her develop new opportunities and build more advanced infrastructure. Therefore, education is potentially the most basic of development tools. It also is the one that naturally causes and allows the individual to become part of their own advancement. Unlike medical procedures, loans or something that remains external, education is internalized by the person who receives it and it becomes their tool.
It is clear that Haitians themselves prioritize education and recognize its potential. The world should listen:
Real change in Haiti can come only through Haitians themselves, and education equips them to make that change personally and for their country. My 20 years in Haiti has taught me that there are no “silver bullets.” But, they have also taught me that there is hope. The stories of our graduates below leave no doubt in my mind that Haiti’s better tomorrow is an achievable reality.
Please consider donating to The Haitian Project. Your just reward awaits you both in heaven and on earth.
The Haitian Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that runs a tuition free Catholic boarding school in Haiti for 360 students in order to nurture the future leaders of the country. Visit their website www.haitianproject.org for more information or donate now.
January 1st, 2018 (Initially published November 12th, 2016)
Dedicated to my sister Marianne.
by Guardian 6
Vietnam Veterans were undervalued and underappreciated. The media helped create the narrative that this group of Veterans were baby killers and the dregs of society. They were spat at, discriminated against and disparaged by their peer group among others. All they did was answer their country’s call when they were drafted. They served at great risk to themselves and their families. They believed in a cause greater than themselves and their government’s call to duty. Many of them have been Forgotten.
Since Vietnam, we have gone to an all-volunteer military force. The last draft ended over 40 years ago but yet many of the Forgotten continue to serve our nation out of love for country, doing their patriotic part in helping to protect the United States of America. They feel a sense of duty to support and defend the American way of life.
Some present day political elites hold military members in a negative lite. This was reflected in John Kerry’s comment in 2004 about US troops serving in Iraq when he said to a group of college students that they could either work hard in school or “get stuck in Iraq.” Many of those troops who went to Iraq 2, 3 or 4 times went not because they loved war but because they love their country and Senators like John Kerry voted for them to go to war. You can debate whether the war was right or wrong but what can’t be debated are the sacrifice, valor and courage of these men and women who went to war by direction of their government. Thousands who went to Iraq and Afghanistan lost their life and tens of thousand more were wounded and many of them still suffer today. But in many circles, they have been Forgotten.
There is a new Forgotten class of Americans that dramatically impacted the Presidential Election of 2016 electing Mr. Trump over Secretary Clinton as President. Americans that feel their government has Forgotten them for the following reasons:
The same Americans that elected Trump fight the nation’s wars, build the nation’s highways, feed the nation from family farms, run small businesses and ultimately just try to live good lives and pass down the lessons of hard work and American values to their children.
… And after this election, many of the lawmakers, television news media, print media and the political elite connected to the Washington Machine disparage the Forgotten and question how one could vote for Trump. It’s not a hard question to answer. It boils down to this – We love our country; we don’t want it transformed; we believe in the US Constitution; we want our military to be strong; we want freedom of religion protected; we want law and order; we support legal immigration and want our borders secure; we want economic opportunity throughout our land; and we want Supreme Court Justices that will defend life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. We want a less intrusive government.
The Forgotten have spoken and they deserve your respect. They are your neighbors, your mechanic, your plumber, the Veteran and overall your fellow citizens.
The Swamp, December 30th 2017
#18. One of the aging formerly big three news networks (ABC, CBS or NBC) will fire executives and revamp their failing news operation
#17. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will continue to be abusive to her staff
#16. CNN will continue to be fake news
#15. The NFL will continue to lose ratings doubling down on disrespect to the flag and the national anthem. Roger Goodell will be ousted
#14. The Washington Nationals will lose another divisional round of the playoffs
#13. Morning Joe will continue to be a very bad “news” show
#12. Two more Congressman will resign due to sexual harassment
#11. President Trump will appoint his second Supreme Court Justice
#10. Baseball will return as America’s favorite past time. The Cincinnati Reds will promote Roofman to the Great American Ballpark and he will be a big hit
#9. The presence of water will be confirmed on Mars. President Trump will announce three new massive spaceships to be commissioned by 2026; USS Reagan, USS Grant and USS Trump
#8. Saudi Arabia will serve as a stabilizing influence in Iraq displacing anti-American Iranians. Iranian citizens will continue to call for democracy throughout the year Iran will be condemn killing innocent civilians. President Trump will provide moral support forcing the current mullahs and oligarchy to resign
#7. LaSalle Basketball team will make the Sweet 16
#6. The 53rd Regiment will grow 100 fold and become a top 25 website where Americans choose to Be Heard!
#5. 700 miles of the wall will be funded and construction will begin by Independence Day
#4. His own military leadership in a coupe will assassinate Kim Jong-un and China will intervene to maintain a communist government. The US will condemn China and relations will deteriorate. American companies will come home
#3. The Russian collusion investigation will finally end with collusion found between the Clinton campaign, the DNC and the DOJ
#2. The US economy will soar with GDP reaching 4.4% in 2018 and effective unemployment in America will be 0%
#1. America will experience unprecedented winning. The winning will continue on a broad front throughout America. Trump’s election will be validated
Dateline August 12, 2017, Virginia Beach, VA
She finds a nondescript puzzle in the beach house. In a corner of the family room facing the beach she quietly sits down and empties the box. She begins to piece together over one thousand pieces of the puzzle. Intermittently throughout the day she returns to the puzzle methodically identifying piece after piece placing it where it belongs. While many a person would ignore the beach house puzzle, the Puzzle Girl is attracted to this cerebral challenge. Why? What is she thinking while she builds the puzzle? It remains a mystery.
After days of puzzle building, she is nearly done. Just blue sky pieces remain. The Arena Farm puzzle seems out-of-place for a beach puzzle with pictures of a pumpkin patch, a barn and a pond. Only 24 hours left at the beach house and under 50 pieces yet to be placed.
The real question to be answered is after completion does Puzzle Girl leave the puzzle intact for the next beach house occupant or does she take it apart? A real dilemma. Time will tell. What should she do? What would you do?
Dateline July 30th, 2017. In this timeless article, Guardian 6 explains the Trump victory, his appeal and why “deplorable” Americans remain fiercely loyal to the Trump presidency and his bold agenda. After receiving several requests to republish, the 53rd Regiment presents Colon Blow to our loyal subscribers and readers.
Dateline January 20th, 2017 — Republished again after the 58th Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America, President Donald John Trump.
The article that follows explains how our 45th President stunned many on the left, shocked some on the right and restored faith to the Forgotten American Class of citizens that are the fabric of this country. The elite class of Americans remains dumbfounded while the majority of us saw this coming ten months ago. Read and learn.
Dateline: February 28th, 2016. There is something explosive coming to America in November 2016. It is part of President Obama’s legacy, perhaps his greatest legacy achievement. After eight years of President Obama and his failed policies; six of eight of those years with a Republican Congress that demonstrated a spineless approach to pushing back against liberal, progressive dictates — that churning in America’s stomach is a very real movement, a Bowel Movement unlike anything ever seen in the political landscape. The upheaval is coming. America has a virus that is a mix of political correctness, statist elites controlling our lives through fiats and regulations and excessive taxation that has been killing jobs for decades. The American economy is constipated and all jammed up. There is going to be a massive explosion that no commode can withstand. There is going to be a “Colon Blow” that will reverberate in Washington DC for the ages. The people are going to take their country back.
Donald Trump (DT) will be elected President of the United States, faults and all. The Donald has the message that Americans of all stripes are going to vote for out of shear disgust and frustration of the current system, both President Obama and the so called “mainstream Republicans.” Old & young, black & white, blue collar & white collar, and urban & country are in full rejection mode of what the political class is offering. Insiders and elites will work to try and stop Trump’s momentum through attack adds, last minute dirty tricks and attempts to showcase Trump’s shallow character, which is a very long list. However, none of this is going to matter to a public that is outraged. President Obama’s failure to improve the average Americans’ life in combination with his aloofness and inability to lead domestically or internationally, has Americans beyond disillusionment, Americans are pissed! While democrats and republicans alike have done little to improve economic opportunity and security for Americans, they have taken care of themselves with salary raises, exemptions from laws they pass and all the while they have largely ignored the wishes of the people who elected them.
America is going to take one big enema to the whole system. That enema is Donald J. Trump. The enema is going to be like Trump’s Wall. It’s gonna be BIG! It’s going to be beautiful. Trump’s enema is going to Make America Great Again! The Trump suppository will be heard around the world and unlike traditional candidates, Trump’s unique style of talking (… and Tweeting) sounds like the average guy having a beer playing pool in a bar, is catching fire. Americans are finding his plain, direct and often disparaging speech to be refreshing. No doubt, this is an amazing thing to witness that can only be explained against the backdrop of a two term President that has failed his citizens.
Americans want a leader first and foremost. They want a president who stands up for the country and doesn’t equivocate and apologize. They want a president who is unapologetic and clearly DT fits that bill. Americans want a president who is going to restore American greatness and revitalize the American economy. Americans want a president that will take the fight to terrorists and destroy the bastards. Americans want a president that will secure the border, bring jobs back to the USA and create incentives for companies to stay home instead of chasing them overseas through excessive taxation or uber regulations. “It is about jobs, stupid!”
Americans want real change. Not progressive change that increases taxes, attacks religious freedom, fails to secure our borders, increases regulation and centralizes thoughts and power in Washington DC. No way! Americans are ready to take a suppository to DC, the whole system and drive it right up the asses of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Congress. Many pundits don’t accept what is happening, can’t fathom it but it is gonna happen. Colon Blow is real, very real. Grab your depends political class, you are about to be shocked and experience the most unimaginable political event in your lifetime. Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States.
Post script: (October 30th, 2016) This article was right 8 months ago and it is even more accurate today considering the lawlesslessness of Hillary Clinton and her campaign. #NewFBI Investigation; #650,000NewEmails
The 53rd Regiment News Reports
Dateline: Undisclosed location, April 6, 2017, 1935 Hours
A handful of new Senators and Representatives change with each election cycle as incumbents build financial war chests for their next election and we expect change, civility and better outcomes. One party wins, the other party loses and the incumbents maintain the status quo. Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result.” Well here we are folks, largely the same group of players in the House and Senate, a new President, and the status quo incumbent crowd fights to obstruct and do nothing. Meanwhile, back on the farm and a hometown near you, many Americans continue to struggle.
Where is the mainstream media in all this? Well, they’re are doing what they do best; picking sides on the left, obstructing and chasing fake stories or covering up real stories through under reporting or no reporting at all. Hence, American culture has a new term, “Fake News.” These days it seems we have a plethora of Fake News Outlets (FNO), take your pick. It’s somewhat funny watching one FNO accuse another FNO of putting out Fake News. What to do? Read and think for yourself.
Break-up the Beltway! Why is it that every federal agency and intelligence agency has to be physically located in and around Washington DC? Why? With all federal agencies being co-located in the Kabul of the Beltway, power is concentrated, colluded and often contrived (Fake News). Listening to the politicians is often sickening. I digress but did anyone watch democratic senators attack Judge Gorsuch? Wow, if that guy gets beaten the way he did for being simply a good fair man, there is no hope for any of us running through the Fake Hearings Gauntlet.
Both the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the Federal Election Bureau (FEB) need new headquarters buildings to modernize and house their staff. Where are they looking? Within DC and the ever expanding Beltway of course! Break-up the Beltway! Time for real change. How about we put federal agencies throughout the country to better represent America; eliminate the concentration of power and all the ills that come with it; add geographic and cultural diversity to the federal workforce; and enhance survivability and force protection of our government.
I recommend that we move the FBI to Detroit, MI. The FEB, my candidate state and city is Gary, IN. It’s time for change and to disperse the federal work force so they look more like America and the rest of America benefits from proximity to the federal government. Cities and States should of course compete for the opportunity to bring a federal agency to a hometown near you. The cultural rot of the Senate and House with elected officials that have been there for over 30 or 40 years will fight this, but ladies and gentlemen, this is a battle worth fighting. Time to Break-up the Beltway!
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Well done! They said it could not be done. Our resolve and commitment were questioned as we gave voice to our beliefs and defended this exceptional country. We never wavered, we never lost faith and we never doubted. Here we are, one year later, stronger and more determined then ever to Be Heard!
As we celebrate our one-year anniversary today January 12th, 2017, I want to take a moment to thank each of you. The 53rd Regiment’s scholars, authors, readers, subscribers, my graphic artist and my dedicated staff, this could not have been done without you. It is an absolute pleasure to saddle up with you each and every day.
Our work is not done. Tyranny and fake news continues to knock at our door but we will remain a force for good, truth, justice and liberty. We will give voice to the challenges of our time and we will stand strong with Lady Liberty as our guide and our fore fathers that risked it all for this country.
Regiment, this is a significant milestone in our pursuit of truth, justice, and the American way of life but there is much more to do. Remain vigilant.
As Always, stay strong and Be Heard!
Dateline January 10th, 2017
by Guardian 6
For the better part of 30 years, my family and I have traveled to Dayton, Ohio for the week that follows Christmas. We go there to visit with family, catch up with friends and enjoy each others company. Having lived in East Dayton while I went to college, I have always been struck by a community that must have been beautiful in its heyday, the early twentieth century and perhaps as recent as the 1960’s. Much of East Dayton today consists of remnants of once beautiful neighborhoods, small tool shop businesses to include small factories and striking churches, especially several Catholic churches. Decades ago East Dayton likely looked like many mid-western city communities; a blend of well-to-do neighborhoods and low-to-middle income neighborhoods that were the fabric of America with small corner stores and people that looked out for each other. Today, many of these communities are trying to hold on and hoping for better economic times while trying to find businesses to invest in their city and find a path back to prosperity.
East Dayton is nestled into the Five Rivers part of Dayton that is starting to rally around a beautiful single A baseball stadium where the Dayton Dragons play, a Cincinnati Reds affiliated team named Fifth Third Park. It borders Five Rivers Park and the city has begun to beautify the area with walking bridges over the rivers, nice landscape and a Technology Park to attract businesses. There are even newly developed Town Homes being built where old factories once stood and are being torn down. There are many remnants of hard times with dilapidated buildings, closed businesses and areas that have been ignored for far too long but hope and revitalization is underway in several parts of East Dayton.
After being a frequent visitor over the past four decades, it is nice to see change, investment and new possibilities for this part of the Gem city. It looks promising and I hope it continues as America seems to have advanced the notion it is time to invest here at home for a while.