Sadly enough as the 1st female double amputee from the Afghan war and the lone survivor of the Humvee that was hit by an IED back in 2006 wounded veteran Cpl. Sue Downes is no stranger to tragedy but this latest blow is being softened by caring individuals who have stepped up to help her and her children in their time of need.
TAZEWELL (WATE) – A Valentine’s Day fire destroyed the home of a wounded veteran and now the community is stepping in to help her rebuild.
The flames broke out at Cpl. Sue Downes’ home in Tazewell late Friday evening.
“That’s my life up there, that’s 15 years go my life in that home, my kids’ memories, their everything, our everything,” said the 33 year-old veteran.
Cpl. Downes lost both her legs in Afghanistan in 2006 and now she and her family have lost almost everything.
When she came home to see her home in flames Friday night, her thoughts quickly turned to her four legged family.
“Just let me see my dogs, just let me see my dogs are out,” she recalled pleading to firefighters.
Her retired service dog Lila survived, along with another pup Max survived, but her daughter’s Chihuahua perished in the fire.
Now the community is coming together to help her find a new home, a new home that would be better suited for her needs.
“Of course having a home that’s more accessible would be amazing,:” said Cpl. Downes.
The Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient lost both her legs below the knee the Humvee she was riding in was struck by an IED. She was the nation’s first female double leg amputee.
The nation supported her then and today they’re showing their support once more.
In just 48 hours people have donated more than $10,000 dollars to the fundraising page.
“It’s hard to keep saying thank you, that’s all I know what to say is thank you thank you, I’m so grateful,” she said. [...]
(Washington Examiner) –The Democratic National Committee is reducing ticket prices for a high-dollar fundraiser in San Francisco next week that features President Obama, according to an email sent to donors Monday.
Obama is set to appear at a luncheon at the SFJAZZ Center on Nov. 25 to benefit the DNC, but whether it’s a sign of donor fatigue or a general lack of interest, tickets have not been selling as expected.
“An exciting new update I would love to mention is that we have reduced the price for the general admission luncheon tickets to $500/person,” Shefali Razdan Duggal, a member of the DNC’s national finance committee, wrote in the email. “In addition, all current $1000 ticket holders will be upgraded to VIP (this includes premium seating near the stage and Presidential rope line access).”
Originally, entry-level tickets for the event started at $1,000, so the DNC is offering what amounts to a 50 percent discount.
Update: EDL leader Tommy Robinson has started a fund raising campaign for ‘Help For Heroes’. As you may know Lee Rigby the soldier who was butchered in London was wearing a ‘Help For Heroes’ t-shirt at the time.
Everyone who has passed the hot dog cart knows what a kind and caring individual Clint is. He never fails to bestow a smile or friendly greeting. In no way [did] he provoke this attack, nor any of the behavior displayed toward him.
Beyond the Cart: The Story of Clint Tarver:
Regardless of your position on current legislation, rebuilding Clint’s Hot Dogs is something we can all support. Please give what you can to get this deserving businessman back out there!
The woman (Lorilea Susanne) who set up the fundraising page for Clint has spoken to his wife. Apparently Clint was hired to provide catering for the Americans For Prosperity tent which was also destroyed by union thugs.
*UPDATE* 11:40am – I have spoken with Linda Lee, Clint’s wife. She says he is absolutely overwhelmed with our support, even more so than by the events of yesterday. I would like to clarify the events, however. Clint hired as a caterer for the AFP tent which was torn down. He was much more concerned about the others, andÂ particularlyÂ helped to get the women out of the tent. It was when he returned to gather his equipment that the taunts and racial slurs began. He says the working people did not respect the working man. He was not there to beÂ political; he was just there to serve. This is the Clint we know and love. Please, let’s respect him and leave our political opinions out of this. This is about our support for Clint.
Romneyâ€™s Saturday started off well. He was the star of the Ingham County Lincoln Day breakfast, an eggs-and-coffee-and-county-commissioner-placards affair in the dining room of a Lansing, Mich., country club.
Before he spoke, Republicans heard â€œThe Star-Spangled Bannerâ€ sung by the Old School Fellas, a zoot-suited amateur doo-wop group. â€œMittâ€™s a good, Christian man like I am,â€ explained Clinton Tarver, wearing the reddest of the zoot suits.
Update 4: AFP Michigan organizer Annie Patnaude discusses the attack. She was onsite and witnessed the incident.
Update 5:Â Dana Loesch speaks with Clint.
Update 6: $23,771 raised so far. God Bless you one and all.
Update 7:Â Lee Stranahan’s in person interview with Clint The Hot Dog Guy. Topic:Â The union mob racist attack and the the attack on the AFP tent in Lansing. At first Clint was caught in the crossfire then the vicious union mob turned their racist anger towards him. He was working for the enemy –Americans For Prosperity. Thus deserving of their wrath.
Good Lord. Of course, they have no sense of shame, but are they also completely lacking a sense of irony? I mean, the Left has spent nearly four years building their â€œTea Party is racistâ€ meme, and the AFL-CIO brutes â€” who were nearly all white, as Stranahan reports and video verifies â€” decide theyâ€™ll just waste all that liberal media propaganda in order to terrorize a guy whose only â€œcrimeâ€ is serving hot dogs?
(CNN) â€“ The Republican National Committee said Friday it raised $37.7 million in July, making last month the best July in the party committee’s history.
At the end of July, the RNC said it had $88.7 million cash on hand. They said July’s numbers brought their yearly total to $158 million.
Mitt Romney, along with the RNC and several state parties, raised $101.3 million in July, and ended the month with $185.9 million cash on hand. That was the third straight month the Republican effort outraised President Barack Obama and the Democrats, who brought in $75 million in July.
Obama was a fundraising heavy hitter in 2008, as you can see by this chart. He raised a record-breaking $745 million throughout his presidential campaign.
But this time ’round, Obama’s smarmy charm alone is not enough to compete. He is used goods. Buyers remorse is in the air.
For the third month in a row, Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romneyâ€™s campaign outraised the re-election effort of President Barack Obama, scooping up $101.3 million, while the president pulled in more than $75 million .
That would be the months of May, June and July. Obama runs his campaign like he runs the country, spend, spend, spend –with failed results.
The fund-raising totals, announced by the campaigns Monday morning, underscore an ominous trend for Obama, who has been burning through cash in his effort to hold on to the White House.
At the end of last month, Obama’s campaign sent out increasingly urgent e-mail missives asking supporters to contribute.
The Romney campaign, the RNC and their affiliated fund-raising committees ended the month with nearly $186 million on hand.
The Obama campaign declined to release its cash on hand figures, which will be made public when campaign finance reports are filed to the Federal Election Commission on Aug. 20.
Whatcha afraid of O? Where did Mr. BIG $$$$ Candidate 2008 go? Psst… America has had the unfortunate opportunity to see you in action.
â€œJewessâ€ comedienne Sarah Silverman published a [not safe for work] video Monday on scissorsheldon.com propositioning the billionaire casino tycoon and fellow member of the tribe.
InÂ exchangeÂ for a $100 million donation to Barack Obamaâ€™s presidential campaign, instead of GOP hopeful Mitt Romney, Silverman offered to don a bikini andÂ have traditional lesbian intercourse with [Sheldon] Adelson, 78. (Weâ€™ll leave exactly what she means up to your imagination, or you can watch Silverman try to demonstrate on her dog in the video.)
The video below is a somewhat the cleaned up version. Though *viewer discretion is [still] advised*. The more explicit version is here.
Can we say; ‘freak without a leash’? “Yes we can”.
(New York Post) –ONE of the “bundlers” who has raised $50,000 to $100,000 for the Barack Obama presidential campaign is Terrence Bean, who once controlled the biggest producer of gay porn in America.
Bean, the first gay on Sen. Obama’s National Finance Committee, is the sole trustee of the Charles M. Holmes Foundation, which owned Falcon Studios, Jock Studios and Mustang Studios, the producers of about $10 million worth of all-male pornography a year.
In 2002, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongowski returned a $15,000 contribution from Conwest to avoid the “taint” of the porn connection. Bean told Page Six yesterday, “I asked the company to donate, and they did. To avoid the appearance of anything, he [Kulongowski] returned it.” [...]
But wait there’s more! Video of Obama thanking Terrance ‘Terry’ Bean for organizing his reelection campaign fundraiser held this evening [July 24, 2012] in Portland, Oregon.
â€œI want to thank someone who put so much work into this event, Terry Bean.Â Give Terry a big round of applause.â€