I heard Chris' wife memorial to him was an incredible, passionate tribute, that barely left a dry eye. Including her.
At one point when she briefly lost her composure the Marine standing next to her, gave his glove to her to use as a tissue.
That display cracks my heart, and his care of her... it encapsulates honor and commitment.
This is a little off topic, but it relates to what we all feel about a Patriot's death, and the unwillingness of this President, and this Administration, and the Governor of the Great State of Texas, not to lower the flags in respect for this man's service to his country.
It makes me sick, because we used to be better than this, both as a country and as a people. We are one step away from becoming a Socialist nation. The next step after Socialism is Communism. Read your History.
We have stopped honoring the brave among us who gave their lives to make sure we remain a free nation. It is a turning point in our History. We have become so politically correct that our Christian principles and the principles of Freedom, that so many died for, don't seem to matter anymore.
It's too easy to blame it on a street organizer from Chicago. While he may be the physical representation of what is wrong, you have to remember he only applied for the job. We hired him. Not once, but twice.
No, something is wrong with America, not with our leaders. The leaders are just actors in the play. What is wrong with America, is what is wrong with us. We allowed this to happen. If it is going to be fixed and set right again, it won't be because of our leaders. It will be because of us.
It will be because we finally reached a point where we stopped watching Hollywood movies and started paying attention again, to the things that are really important.
Because we even started going to church again. Dumb idea, I know.
No. Wise. God be with you. He is all we finally have--after all our searching for some other answer, ANY other answer. There is a good poem that addresses this; it's called "God Our Refuge" by Richard Chevenix Trench. I encourage everyone to impress upon their children, who may have to live through more of this than we do, to know God and cling to Him and His promises and BE what men and women were created to be--till the end. Bless.
true blue Sarah Palin .. She has an army in her grips .. silent majority / Tea Party .. America's finest Chris Kyle, Sarah Palin .. Chris your in my prayers ..
Here is the video of Taya Kyle, Chris Kyle's wife from his memorial today at Cowboy Stadium. Grab the box of Kleenex first.
This woman has more class in her pinky finger than BO has in his entire body.God bless you and your family Mrs.Palin.
Classy lady....so sad situation.....I thought about how he would have made a great Senator one day....RIP Hero.
What a dumbo! It is not Sarah Palin's decision as to whether or not the flags are flown at half mast or not. Even as a half term Goveror, she should be able to figure that one out! No class at all--so many people worked with Kyle on Stars Earn Stripes and Sarah makes a big announcement about how she and tomcat are coming--am sure that Dean Cain will also be there and won't try to draw all the attention his way. Wouldn't be surprised that Sarah also brings along her personal photographer (family member) and charges $1000 per picture for anyone who wants to get their picture taken with her. Someone should clue this nitwit into funeral manners--it isn't all about the Palins; classy people come but don't tip off the media or make demands of the President; and if a person doesn't want to have their homes robbed or have problems with a stalker, they don't broadcast their every move. Can see why FOX News got tired of her showboating.
You just have to love Trolls. I mean, there's just nothing like them out there.
What do we get? Maybe four or five a week? Maybe two good ones in that mix?
They all barge in here like they just found out about The Right Scoop ten minutes ago, and proceed to unload all their pent-up vitriol against Conservatives in one single comment. No introduction. No explanation of where they came from, or how they found the site. They're just angry and they want everyone to know it.
If I were The Right Scoop, I would use Trolls as a measure of how Scoop is expanding, and reaching wider audiences and more people who think this country and it's principles are worth saving. The more Trolls, the wider our audience. It's that simple.
It's a barometer.
As for what you do with them when they come here, as far as I am concerned, they're fair game. You can ignore them, or you can fun with them. Depending on my mood, I do both. Personally, I rate them on a scale of one to ten. This one's about a three, and I'm being generous, believe me.
The electronic wonder we call the Internet, allows total brain-dead idiots to make outrageous statements, that they would not make in front of you. It gives you an idea of what they would be like, if you met them in person.
In any case, Trolls are part of the landscape. Enjoy them, hate them, ignore them. At different times, I do all of the above.
But I do love the way the Moderators on this site let them run for awhile. Long enough to give us a little fun, at least. I live in Tucson, so I compare it to the rodeo. How long can the buckaroo stay on that really mean horse? The rodeo is great entertainment. So are Trolls.
Someday, I am going to write a book about Trolls. I will be sure to include all the funniest exchanges that occurred here on Scoop. I'll send an autographed copy to Sarah. I'm sure she'll enjoy it.
So, lefsa, what was your real purpose in coming here this evening? You must have more on your mind than bashing Sarah. Because if bashing Sarah was your only reason for gracing us with your presence here this evening, I'm afraid you wasted your time. But then, those on the Left often do that. It's unexplainable to the rest of us, but I am able to accept it for what it is.
Life is full of mysteries. Liberal thought is just one of them.
why don't you take your hate speech somewhere else? we know trolls when they come here. You are just JEALOUS of Gov. Palin because she stand for good over evil
unlike the dumbo we have been stuck with because of idiots like you who voted for him because you are too lazy to get a job. you just want government to take care of you all your life. Those of us who do work, play by the rules, are tired of paying for everyone else. We are not rich either. We barely make enough to live on but we cut spending unlike the idiot in the White House who has never hired, fired or even done a payroll. wonder if you ever got a job from a poor person? only one's who have have been the likes of politicians. They are our EMPLOYEES and should be FIRED for not doing their job - i.e passing a budget in the senate and failing to vote on republican bills passed in the house that are sitting on democrat harry reid's desk.
"Someone should clue this nitwit into funeral manners--"
Speaking of funeral manners, let's take a look at another recent example. Wasn't it Obama and Hillary who said that Ambassador Chris Stevens was their "close friend" as they stood next to his casket and the caskets of the three other Americans murdered in Benghazi and lied through their teeth about "a video"? Is that what you mean by "proper funeral manners"?
thanks for defining current potus and all his ill cabinet members,like Pelosi & Reid. I know you heavily mourn Hillary resign. That's twice in a row, after your hero creep like Weiner the perv. got forced out of congress.
There were petitions circulating to get flags lowered to half staff. Both to Gov Perry and to the White House. I think she was just trying to help that petition drive. And also to remind people that Obama gave no shout out to this fallen soldier. Not so much as a lowered flag.
Chris Kyle was Todd and Sarah's friend. They had every right and obligation to be there.
Wow lefsa, your childish rant isn't very impressive. Try it on huff-po, it will work great over there.
this is all for show and this coming from a farmer
PALIN supporter. My heartfelt sympothy goes to Chris Kyle and his family
he us a hero.
Her attendance also is in behalf of us who cannot be there to express what is in our hearts.
Godspeed Chris Kyle a true American Patriot.
If she runs for President I will work my young heart out for her AND ALL THE CONSERVATIVES, MODERATES AND LIBERTARIANS BETTER GET IN LINE BECAUSE IF THE DEMOCRAT IN 2016 WIN THERE WILL BE HELL TO PAY!!!
I am sure Sarah cried when she read these at Chris Kyle's funeral
I just saw this on twitchy re Chris
"We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by." Will Rogers
(My husband was very broken up over Chris's death. If it were up to him he would have driven to Dallas.)
Called Rick Perry's office and they stated the code does not permit lowering for non-active duty service members. I asked that he isue an Executive Order because if ever there were a reason, this would be it. His office # is (512) 463-2000.
For what it's worth; I struggle to come up with words that describe how this women affect my soul, mind and spirit. We have the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell that help reinforce our sense of reality. For me, Sarah is that six senses that support my soul, mind and spirit. Her ability to trigger a preconscious memory or feeling that was not an immediate awareness, but that can be recalled through conscious effort, is something that I have never experienced before by anyone. How right she is in saying that "You Don't need a Title to Make a Difference."
I might venture to say that it is primal. The stirrings of the soul of a freeman.
Feelings pushed further back into our minds by decades of mind numbing pseudo intellectual propaganda and social engineering.
It is deep within us - Palin brings it out - just as she does the instinctual fear in natural slaves and their masters.
Thanks Dee, I'm finally starting to understand why the GOP rinos and the social progressives what her kept in a box. She is a danger to their existence as a political force.
Yes. None of this is essentially complex so why does nothing make sense? Why are the fundamentals of a Republic obscured, as politics get exponentially more complex and harder to understand?
For me it helps to start with the assumption of our Founders - all government evolves to tyranny and absolute power. No Party is immune or above it. In that context, it started to make sense.
Thank YOU Governor for always recognizing the amazing job our military men and women do for our country! You ALWAYS start off your speeches thanking them!
May God bless and keep Chris Kyle's and Chad Littelfield's families close and safe.
These brave veterans are my heroes. They deserve more.
The liberals in Congress named one of the new Littoral Combat Ships the USS Gabriel Giffords, for the congresswoman who was wounded (but not killed) in Arizona. All that woman really did was get shot, not that she was a great national figure. You will NOT see even a tugboat named after Chris Kyle, which is a disgrace. Just shows you where Congress' priorities are. Disgusting.
Why doesn't this surprise me! Sarah Palin honours the Armed Forces not just in words, in a nice speech, but in deeds.
And on her birthday, too.
God bless her and her family, and keep them safe.
This should be Our President. This is a True Constitutional Conservative. Not everything I am going to agree with and she is not perfect as no human is. But this woman and her family Love this Country. They are thankful we have it, they are on their knees deep in their Faith to our Lord and Savior. He leads their life.
This is Presidential, and Rick Perry the Governor could lower those flags in Texas and I find it shameful. In Michigan when we lose one of our own the flags are lowered to half mast, for 24 or 48 hours I believe. I always know when we lose one of our own.
If this doesn't show you the type of person she is, the type of family they have, and get you back on board with her your shameful.
I am so sick of the Media, and it is not up to them to say who will be and who won't be. She is a Polarizing figure because she is the TRUE THING. Someone with values, morals and a Love for God. Just think about it, and you will see if the power of the people are behind her, THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN STOP IT.
I am all in for Sarah, anyone the MSM including Fox, and Talk Radio is pushing you can FORGET IT I will not support or go along with.
I called Perry's office. Apparently the flag code only includes active duty. Well, I asked for him to issue an EO!
Well I was coming To Apologize to you and all those in Texas. Because I called also and found out that ours is for Active Duty, and I also said Use an Executive Order, the Governor of the State can lower it for anyone from what I understand. But if it is written in the Law of your state, than that is how it is. Also Governor Perry, did make a Fantastic Statement today.
Please Listen to Governor Rick Perry on his Statement on Chris Kyle.
"Chris Kyle was the public face of an anonymous breed of American warrior who are handed the hardest missions and assume the largest risks. Chris was among the very best at what he did, and he saved countless American lives in the process. Our state and our nation suffered a profound loss with his passing. I am honored to have known Chris and to have called him my friend. Anita and I send our deepest condolences to his wife, Taya, his children and the thousands of service members that were his extended family."