This man has more heart than all of those primadonna protesters put together, and he showed it at a ceremony in his own honor.
Maybe the NFL blowhards can take a break from their Faux Outrage about — whatever it is that even THEY can’t all agree on — and take note of what an ACTUAL hero looks like.
(And speaking of NFL blowhards, Doug Giles let them have it here:)
Bob Dole had a long life and served his country well.
The vote for Bob Dole — who at various times has been a WWII vet, lawyer, congressman, Senator, and Presidential Candidate in ’96 — to receive the Congressional Gold Medal — was one of the few non-controversial things passed all year.
In his military service, he received a permanent injury:
In the spring of 1945, Dole’s life and physical mobility would be changed forever when was critically injured during a mission against German soldiers in Northern Italy. The goal of the mission, which Dole helped to lead, was to overtake a hill near the Apennine Mountains.
But the hill was located “across a mine-laden field covered by snipers in the hills above and machine gunners in a stone farmhouse on the right,” according to the Dole Institute. While crossing the field, Dole was hit by exploding shrapnel. He was permanently crippled as a result.
Dole has tried to hide his disability over the years, using shoulder pads in his T-shirts, suits and coats to hide his nearly-missing right shoulder, according to a New York Times article from 1996. In addition to his spinal injuries, Dole cannot use his right hand and his left hand is partially numb.
“If I rub my fingers together, it’s like rubbing sandpaper,” he recalled during the 1996 interview. “I’ve lost the sensory — and that’s from the spinal injuries.”
For his service, Dole received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.
Spinal injury. The man uses a wheelchair.
…the anthem was announced.
Watch as the 94-year old man in a wheelchair — a man who was crippled from ACTUALLY fighting Nazis — called an aid over to help him with something:
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 18, 2018
So somehow, a man in a wheelchair, whose right shoulder is ‘nearly gone’ and who has limited use of his left hand can find a way to stand for the Anthem. But the million-dollar goons in the NFL can’t find enough good things to say about America to justify standing.
What a world we live in.
Bob Dole — well played, sir.
Does your grandpa go off on paltry politicians, whether they be Democrats or Republicans? Does he get misty eyed when he talks about God and Country and America’s future? And have you ever heard him scream, ‘Awww … Hell no!’ when Rosie O’Donnell starts yapping on television? If you answered yes to one, or all of the above, then your gramps will love Doug Giles’ latest book, My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass.
Don’t be fooled by the title — this ain’t just for Grandpa.
The Snowflake Generation — and the rest of America — needs a good ol’ dose of ‘Grandpa wisdom’.
Especially if that Grandpa is Doug Giles.
You’ll love My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass just as much as Grandpa will.
A shirt that aptly describes the NFL — No Fans Left.
NFL’s TV ratings are plummeting as more players refuse to stand for the national anthem. It’s hard to believe that a nation that has given these players the opportunity to achieve so much is so easily disrespected. Even worse, consider the men and women who have laid down their lives so that these athletes could live in a relatively safe country and enjoy their fame and fortune.
Hard-working, patriotic Americans don’t want to watch a bunch of whiners play football. They want to watch winners.
And the best part? This shirt is made in the USA, printed in the USA, on an American-Made t-shirt press!
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