Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

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All of us at fryingpanpolitics.org and our sports internet show News, Notes & Rumors wish you a happy and safe 4th.

July 4th is a very special holiday. It celebrates the declaration of our independence from Britain. It also is a celebration of the freedoms we enjoy. Let us not forget that those freedoms were won and maintained only by the sacrifices of the men and women of our military.

Our nation is unique in many ways. One thing that has always made us different is that we are willing to go to war and put our best and bravest at risk not only to protect our freedom but also that of other nations as well.

One of my favorite stories involves a French diplomat complaining about a US foreign policy stance to the US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Do you speak German?”

I most certainly do not, sir” was the reply from the French diplomat.

Rumsfeld replied “You’re welcome” and walked away.

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Bill Smith is a political science graduate from Ohio State and worked for 2 governors of Ohio. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several political novels on

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This Memorial Day thank a Veteran for his or her service to our nation.

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This is Memorial Day weekend to help us remember all of those that have served and those that have died protecting our freedoms. I never served but after I graduated from Ohio State I did volunteer for the Navy during the Viet Nam war. I was 4F but my Dad was the first man on Omaha Red 2 hours before the D-Day invasion. I grew up with a great respect for the military. His memories have been recently published by Merriam-press.com.

Almost 1000 World War II veterans die every day. The next time you see a Veteran thank him or her for their service. They are the best of the best. Each of the recent Veterans volunteered for service knowing full well that they would see action in the War on Terror. It takes a special person to volunteer to fight for you and I.

Those that came back from Viet Nam never got the parades or appreciation that other returning Veterans have had. They deserve it as well. Your thanks will mean the world to them. It will help give meaning to Memorial Day for you as well.

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Bill Smith is a political science graduate from Ohio State and worked for 2 governors of Ohio. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several political novels on

http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/Author.cfm?AuthorID=1003

and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.  He edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

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The Memoirs of a True D-Day Hero

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The First Man on Omaha Red

 

D-Day H-Hour –2:00: The War Memoirs of Capt. William C. Smith Jr.

 

by William C. Smith Jr.

with William E. Smith and Dr. Philip M. Trinity

 

Merriam Press Military Memoir ME1

First Edition (2014)

Paperback (ISBN 978-1496106001) – #ME1-P – $16.95

200 6×9-inch pages

61 photos and documents

3 maps

 

The history of D-Day on Omaha Red is not complete without this book. Capt. William C. Smith Jr. was the first man on Omaha Red two hours before the invasion. For his service, he received a Bronze Star with V for valor. He has also been inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor.

 

His story explains how the invasion was different from those of North Africa and Sicily. It also describes in detail how he and the other nine men trained for this most difficult and dangerous job—calling fire from the Navy ships against the German defenses on that fateful day that changed history forever.

 

But this work also brings the relationships between soldiers to life with humor and a depth of emotion seldom described in other works. It is so powerful because it is told in first person by the man that lived through the four and a half years of World War II. It was written from more than 100 hours of interviews by the authors.

 

The work begins from the 1st Division’s invasion of North Africa and continues through the breach of the German border. It includes the struggles of the wives and families that were left behind waiting for their loved ones to return from Europe.

 

Unlike so many histories, this work also details the unique bond between soldiers that forms from mutual dependence. Captain Smith’s relationship with his driver and close friend Sampson gives the work the humanity missing from other memoirs.

 

This was a story that had to be told, and now it has so that we may better understand the sacrifices these men made in the name of liberty.

 

Capt. William C. Smith Jr. was the first American on Omaha Red beach 2 hours BEFORE the D-Day invasion. Not only was he a true hero, he was also my father. His memoirs are now available at http://www.merriam-press.com/thefirstmanonomahared.aspx for $16.95.

 

Thanks for your support.

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Bill Smith is a political science graduate from Ohio State and worked for 2 governors of Ohio. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several political novels on

http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/Author.cfm?AuthorID=1003

and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.  He edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

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Hispanics need to learn about Democrats from the Zimmerman trial.

by Bill Smith on fryingpanpolitics.org

 

George Zimmerman found out very quickly who he could and could not trust.  The Obama Administration, the antique media and Democrat Party all fell into the latter category. 

 

The media was the first on the “let’s hang Zimmerman” bandwagon.  From almost the beginning Zimmerman was not Hispanic, he was “white Hispanic.”  Why was that significant?  It moved him from a member of a minority to just one of the white majority.  That was the only way the Media could throw the racist charges at him.

 

The next group to attack Zimmerman was the “Race Patrol.”  Representatives of every minority support group gathered in support of lynching him for the death of Trayvon Martin.  The Race Patrol decried the death of Martin as premeditated murder and did their best to foster riots by asking the public not to riot.  They also demanded that the federal government do something after a jury found Zimmerman not guilty.

 

While the Obama regime was a little late to the party, it came with clout.  Forget that the local Sheriff refused to press charges after a solid investigation.  Forget that the local elected Democrats told him they did not care if the charges stuck as long as they could claim an arrest.  Forget that after the defense team had closed its case, the judge offered the jury several less serious charges it could consider.  The judge included the lesser charges in the instructions to the jury to avoid the defense from having time to present arguments against them. 

 

Attorney General Holder did not even care that a jury found Zimmerman not guilty of even the reduced charges.  He promised that the regime would bring federal civil rights charges against the “white” Zimmerman.

 

Here is the bottom line.  If the Hispanic community wants support it should not trust the Democratic Party.  That group and the Obama regime are totally behind the black minority and unions.  If a Hispanic gets in trouble with one of the “special” groups of the Party or the regime, he or she will be thrown under the bus.  And the bus will back up several times to run over the victim again and again. 

No matter what the Dems say, the Hispanic community cannot trust them.  The Dems will do the same thing to the Hispanic community that it has done to every minority since the Civil War.  The Carpetbaggers that came into the South to keep the former slaves an underclass were Democrats.  The Dems will promise the world and sell minorities down the river.

 

 Ask the Black community how much their inner city schools have improved under local and Federal Democrat control.  The Dems depend on the Black vote but pay for campaigns with the money from the Teacher’s unions.  There is only one thing that matters to the Dems—how much can you put in our pockets?

 

I wish I could say that Hispanics will get a better deal from the Republicans but I can’t.  The only group that you can trust is true Conservatives.  There is no other group that will support Hispanics and provide them the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. 

 

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Bill Smith is a political science graduate from Ohio State and worked for 2 governors of Ohio. He edits http://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several political novels on

http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/Author.cfm?AuthorID=1003

and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.  He edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

 

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On the 69th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 1944

Just after 4 AM on June 6th 1944 my Dad went onto Omaha Red beach.  He went in with the engineers that had to disable the landing barriers built by the Germans.  D-Day was the largest amphibious assault in the history of the world.

When the sun came up he saw that the bombing that was supposed to soften up the defenses had missed.  The defenses were pristine.  That was the difference between Sword or Gold beach and Omaha Red.

Dad did not ask God for his survival.  Like most of the men that were in the invasion, he asked that he could live long enough to do his job.  That is why Dad’s age group has been called America’s Greatest Generation.

My Dad passed in July of 2011.  In the last days of his life, I read the final draft of his memories to him.  That book will be available soon at Merriam-press.com.

If you see anyone that served in the military, take a second to thank them for their service.  It will mean a lot to them.  Here is an interview I did this morning with 92.3 the Fan in Cleveland.

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Bill Smith is a political science graduate from Ohio State and worked for 2 governors of Ohio. He edits http://fryingpansports.com.  His first non-fiction work is at the publisher now and he has also published several political novels on

http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/Author.cfm?AuthorID=1003

and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. He edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

 

 

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A couple of questions for Pres. Obama

Pres. Obama has apologized to nearly everyone in the world for the US actions in the past real or imagined.

 

In January of 2009 in an interview with Al Arabiya he apologized to the Muslims for US foreign policy supporting repressive regimes.  He seems to believe that US foreign policy should focus on making him personally popular around the world.

 

In April of 2009 he apologized to France and Europe for “US arrogance.”  He seemed to ignore the fact that twice in the last century the US freed Europe from the Germans.

 

At the National Archives in May of 2009 he told the Arab world that the US “went off track” executing the war on terrorism by setting aside our principles to protect our citizens.  He has since banned that phrase.

 

In a speech to the Turkish Parliament he apologized in April of 2009 for the previous administration establishing the Guantanamo Bay prison.  He told them he had ordered it to be closed.  He subsequently called Gitmo a “rallying cry for our enemies.”  However, it has not closed yet and probably never will. 

 

His apologies have continued to everyone one in the world for everything conceivable including him not being President for life.  Just this week Obama apologized to the Mexicans for the Mexican/American war and our current immigration policy.

So here is my question—Mr. President, when are you going to apologize to the US Taxpayers for totally screwing up our economy so badly that it may never recover and spending the nation into bankruptcy. 

 

Mr. President, every policy you propose from Obama-Care to your EPA regulations has stopped hiring and caused more and more people to give up on looking for a job.

 

Your pork barrel spending has gone directly into the pockets of your cronies while not producing jobs or economic improvement.  The result is that you have added more debt to the US than any president in history.

 

I know that Obama feels he does not need to answer such questions.  After all he think we all work for him.  The press sucks up to him like he owns them.  But of course he does.

 

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Bill Smith is a political science graduate from Ohio State and worked for 2 governors of Ohio. He is a senior writer for http://NFLDraftDog.comand edits http://fryingpansports.com. His first non-fiction work is at the publisher now and he has also published several political novels on

http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/Author.cfm?AuthorID=1003

and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. He edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

 

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A response to a Republican Party email

I received the following email from the Republican Party:

William,

Republicans learned some tough lessons in last year’s Presidential election and we’re looking to modernize a lot of the ways that we communicate with Ohioans.

Will you take a moment to share your thoughts and ideas with us about how we can make our party stronger?

Some projects will be easy and others will take time but we’re committed to improvement and value your input.

 

The party lost the 2012 presidential election because the “party regulars” turned their backs to the Tea Party and the principles that carried the party to success in the 2010 elections.

 

Many of the old guard attempted to humiliate the Tea Party supported members.  As a result, many of the people that came out to support the party in 2010 stayed home in 2012.

 

The point here is simple.  Trying to be Democrat Lite is not a path that leads to electoral wins.  It leads to more defeats.  The way to bring in minorities, and those that seldom vote is to focus on conservative values.  The moderates that seem to run the party are unable or unwilling to explain those values in clear and specific terms.  Only conservative values offer an opportunity for the less fortunate a chance at the middle class.  The Democrats and their mass media cronies only offer more misery and government spending and waste. 

 

The nomination of moderate presidential candidates is another issue.  Open primaries must be ended.  Crossover voters should not be allowed to select the Republican candidate.  Those open primaries guarantee a middle of the road candidate.

 

The old guard of the GOP seems to only finance the most moderate candidates.  Unless the party recommits itself to conservative values, it is doomed to go the way of the Whigs.  The GOP has one election left to prove to the Tea Party supporters it is serious about those values.  If not there will be a Conservative Party of America forming which will strip the GOP of all but the most moderate members. 

 

 

That’s what I think.  Tell me what you think.

Copyright 2013 All rights reserved

Bill Smith is a political science graduate from Ohio State and worked for 2 governors of Ohio. He edits http://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several political novels on

http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/Author.cfm?AuthorID=1003

and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.  He edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

 

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The Democratic Party is racist.

Fryingpan Politics

A sign of the times

by Bill Smith on fryingpanpolitics.org

 

The Democratic Party is racist.

 

Lies put out by the Dems are nothing new.  But the charge against the Republican Party members of the House lacking people of color sets a new low.

 

Several black Republican House incumbents were targeted for defeat including millions of dollars of outside money.  Then those that betrayed their fellow minorities complain about the Republicans being racist.

 

And of course the antique media who has prostituted itself to the party picked up on the charge to further it.

 

It is hard for me to decide which has lowered themselves the most.  Picking between the Dems and the media is never pretty.

 

 

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Bill Smith is a political science graduate from Ohio State and worked for 2 governors of Ohio. He edits http://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several political novels on

http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/Author.cfm?AuthorID=1003

and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.  He edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

 

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Thanks to all the veterans of our arm forces.

Fryingpan Politics

A sign of the times

by Bill Smith on fryingpanpolitics.org

 

Thanks to all the veterans of our arm forces.

 

My Dad was the first man on Omaha Red two hours before the invasion.

I volunteered for the Navy during Viet Nam but was rejected.

 

For all of you that have served our nation, we at Fryingpan Politics say thanks.

 

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Copyright 2012 All rights reserved

Bill Smith is a political science graduate from Ohio State and worked for 2 governors of Ohio. He edits http://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several political novels on

http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/Author.cfm?AuthorID=1003

and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.  He edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

 

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Those without electricity better get used to it.

Those without electricity better get used to it.

 

There are thousands of homes without power on the east coast and the people are furious about it.  Well all those states in which the power is out voted for Pres. Obama.  His proposal for Cap and Trade was rejected by the Congress a couple of times.

 

His answer was to go around Congress and order the EPA to implement most of the bill despite not having the legal authority to do so.  Those orders will shut down coal fueled power plants all over the country.  So my suggestion to those in the northeast is SHUT UP AND ENJOY IT BECAUSE YOU VOTED FOR IT.

 

The fines and air quality parts of the EPA policy will shut down more than 25 percent of the power plants around the country.  Within a couple of years the US will have power only a couple of hours a day.  That policy will as candidate told the paper in San Francisco “cause electric rates to necessarily skyrocket.”

 

So I don’t care how much those on the east coast are complaining about lack of power.  They voted for it and they deserve whatever they get.

 

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Copyright 2012 All rights reserved

Bill Smith is a political science graduate from Ohio State and worked for 2 governors of Ohio. He edits http://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several political novels on

http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/Author.cfm?AuthorID=1003

and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.  He edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

 

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