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Hello, fellow Patriots, bikers and #2A supporters! I was silent yesterday. It wasn’t that I did not have anything to say – it was more like I needed to let my spinning mind formulate how I was going to say what needed to be said. Over the past week, since the joint session of congress certified the electoral college vote, we have witnessed an unprecedented purge of conservative thought on social media. We even witnessed the permanent suspension of President Trump across all social media platforms. But this isn’t only about Donald John Trump. This is an attack against conservative thought and principles.

Do you remember when, three days after the #GeneralElectionTheft, the lil darling of the #FarLeft, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Tweeted this??:

AOC is a child playing with adults

This #Communism loving assnozzle has no issue keeping lists and calling for the silencing of all conservatives.

And who can forget Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) calling to push back and harass members of Trump’s team:

Maxine Waters (D-CA) calling for the harassment of Trump’s team

So today, Wednesday, January 13, the Left isn’t just satisfied with having a majority in both houses of the congress and the presidency. They have passed another article of impeachment – and last night they passed a resolution to urge Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. This would immediately remove Trump from office. Pence has vowed to not go along with this charade, so it will probably be pushed to Trump’s cabinet – where they will be forced to vote on whether Trump is still fit for office.

This is not about Trump

But this is not about Trump. At least not JUST about Trump. This is about ridding the American psyche of all things conservative. That means us, folks. The Left wants their lists. The Left wants to know who supported Trump and reeducate them. They want to castigate, harass and reeducate us. Their ultimate goal is to deprogram our minds and rid the United States of America of conservative constitutional principles like: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Assembly and the very revocation of the Second Amendment – our right to “Keep and Bear Arms.” They literally hate everything our Founding Fathers believed when they risked death to create these United States.

So last night I came across an article on Telegram. I normally just peruse the snippet of an article, but this link caught my attention and I clicked on it. It highlighted the most disgusting video I have seen in a very long time.

Written by Paulina Enck on The Federalist, it features video of Nikole Hannah-Jones, the essayist of the 1619 Project, who calls for the PUNISHMENT and the DEPROGRAMMING of Trump voters. Yes, you cannot make this shit up. Here is this ass-wipe speaking to Eugene Robinson on MSNBC:

So who knew us Trump supporting patriots were cult members? This so called journalist says there has to be “consequences of actions,” and, “not forcing accountability only emboldens people in those movements.” She goes on to say there can be no reconciliation until we are held “accountable” and punished for our beliefs. What a crock of steaming donkey dung! We represent the Cause of 1776! The very freedom of diversity which has made this country great. We have never called for meting out punishment and the deprogramming of liberal thought! While we may not agree with it, we support their freedom of speech and freedom of ideological beliefs.

But Ms. Hannah Jones was not done:

This woman is the very definition of a racist, as she boldly declares, “…the white labor force votes against their own economic interests because it means they are still above the lowest person on the totem pole – which under Trump would be Muslims, Latinos and black Americans.” Did she forget that under Donald Trump blacks, women and other minorities benefited from the lowest unemployment in history – and the largest increase in wage growth ever? These people literally hate us so much they cannot see the forest due to the proverbial trees.

So, as Tom Borelli Tweeted, it would certainly look like Ms. Hanna-Assnozzle-Jones is calling for re-education camps:

Conclusion

It has become obvious that the New World Order Democratic Socialists will never be satisfied with just having both houses of congress and the presidency. They want to make conservative thought and ideology extinct in the Communist States of America. But there could be no better conclusion to this article than what Ms. Enck wrote on The Federalist article:

Ms. Enck, we are startled! We are not a cult! We will not allow ourselves to be “punished” or “deprogrammed.” We are Patriots and the time has come for us to stand together, Like in 1776, to resist tyranny.

Grey Beard Biker
gbb@TheGreyBeardBiker.com
@MinuteManBiker6 on the Communist TWATTER
@Biker4Life on Gab
@GreyBeardBiker on MeWe

Greetings, Patriots, bikers and friends. Welcome to a new week. I do not know about you, but I have to wonder what the hell we can expect this week to bring? I hope to hell it is nothing as dramatic as we witnessed last week. But waking up this morning, I realized that the efforts to censor what we can read is only getting more flagrant. Honestly, I was so glad to kick 2020 to the curb,11 days ago, but it appears things are spinning more out of control in 2021 than in 2020.

Last Wednesday, we witnessed total #Anarchy at our nation’s capitol complex. While I am not going to dive into the specifics of what happened there, in this post, if you would like to read more about last Wednesday’s events, check out my previous article: Have We Lost Our Republic? Today, I am going to talk about our ever more rapid slide towards a true #Communist state.

A Modern Day Book Burning?

During the early 1930s, Nazism was a relatively new ideology. In an effort to indoctrinate the people of Germany, and Austria, efforts were made to remove from sight anything which could provide the people opposing views. One component of this effort was burning books. The featured image of this post is of the Deutsche Studentenschaft (DSt) – known in English as the German Student Union – ceremoniously burning books.

Fast forward to 2021 and I believe we are witnessing a similar event in the growth of #CancelCulture. The #Leftists want nothing more than to cancel all conservative thought and remove it from sight. At the start of last week, I would have never expected the unfolding events to lead to where we are at the start of this week. Last Wednesday morning, before the joint session of congress met to certify the Electoral College vote, President Trump spoke to his supporters at the Stop The Steal Rally:

President Trump speaking to the Stop The Steal Rally in Washington, DC – January 6, 2021

I have watched unedited video of Trump’s comments to his supporters many times, and for the life of me, I cannot pick out any call for violence at our capitol complex. But the Left has seized on his comments to demand the president’s cabinet invoke the 25th Amendment. And if that doesn’t take place today, they are also threatening a second impeachment. Seriously, don’t those fucking deadbeats in the House of Representatives have better things to do – like get a stimulus bill passed to provide Americans some much needed cash? But don’t be fooled! The reason they are threatening impeachment is to prevent Trump from ever holding public office again!

But all of the posturing on the Left, to remove Trump from office, is just the same old, same old. After nearly four years of investigations, we are used to this behavior from our elected officials. What I find most disturbing is what took place over the past weekend.

First, on Friday evening, Trump’s personal Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, was suspended permanently by Twitter. This was preceded by Facebook, YouTube and Instagram putting a two week lock on his official accounts on those platforms. But Twitter did not stop there. Twitter also locked the official government account, @POTUS, which is owned by the U.S. Government. They removed all of Trump’s posts there since his Christmas greeting.

But the hits kept coming over the weekend as Apple and Google removed the popular free speech platform, Parler, from their respective app stores. And not to be out done, Amazon Web Services, a wholly owned company of Amazon, canceled their contract with Parler, whose platform they hosted. This has effectively closed Parler down – removing one of the few social media platforms, with the exceptions being MeWe and Gab, from sight. Heaven only knows how long these two remaining free speech social media sites will stay up. Both are already experiencing unprecedented growth, their servers barely keeping up with the heavy traffic – if at all. Can you say “Modern Day Book Burning?”

Conclusion

I am a YUGE fan of reading. I love real books. The older the better. But books are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Yes, there are still a few books stores – and of course there is Kindle and Apple E-books. But the majority of what people read today is what they find on social media. So with the expungement of Donald Trump from every platform he used to communicate with the country, we are experiencing the modern day equivalent to book burning.

What say you? Drop me a comment.

Grey Beard Biker
gbb@TheGreyBeardBiker.com
@MinuteManBiker6 on the Communist Twitter
@Biker4Life on Gab

Two weeks ago, I was simply looking forward to the end of 2020 – without a doubt the worst year I have been on the earth. I wrote about this in the article: R.I.P. 2020! But 2021 is off to fucked up start too.

I will not rehash this week other than to provide some bullet points of this week’s craziness:

  • MAGA Patriots began assembling last Saturday and Sunday, in Washington, DC, for the Stop The Steal Rally
  • Antifa/BLM counter-protesters came right in with them – often being bused into the capital
  • Monday and Tuesday witnessed peaceful events during the MAGA rally
  • Wednesday we watched as VP Mike Pence presided over the certification of Electoral College votes from November’s stolen election
  • Wednesday we also witnessed the extreme anarchy – which the #Leftists embrace – as Antifa thugs masquerading as MAGA Patriots attempted to take over the capitol complex
  • On Thursday, the drunkard Nancy Pelosi, urged Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office
  • On Friday, Twitter permanently suspended the account of President Donald Trump

While I will not take a deep dive into any of these events in this article, other than the last bullet point, you can read my thoughts on the other events by clicking on the articles below:

Will the Wrong be Made Right? – written the day before the certification of the Electoral College

Patriots or Traitors – written on Wednesday before the Electoral College certification

Have we lost our Republic? – written Thursday after the events at our capital

Yesterday’s Great Conservative Cleansing

I woke up yesterday morning and was deep in thought while I was drinking my morning coffee. You see, I do some of my best thinking when enjoying my morning caffeine. And the one thing which kept lighting up my brain neurons was that Donald Trump is actually needed more as a private citizen. He was never able to DRAIN THE SWAMP – as president – because he was fighting a fully entrenched DEEP STATE. I firmly believe that his higher calling is to create a new party – the Patriot Party. Because of Trump’s faithful MAGAs – numbering over 75 million – he is the only person who can form a party to compete with our current two party system. For more of my thoughts on this, check out my article, Where We Go From Here.

Okay, let met get back on track here…

The first indication that something evil was happening yesterday was when I was on Twitter promoting yesterday’s blog post. As usual, I was dropping my Tweet into groups I am in and I noticed a few Patriot accounts being suspended. Then the floodgates opened. Literally hundreds of my favorite Tweeters were suspended. I have been on Twitter long enough to have seen a few accounts here and there being nuked – but never anything like the purge I witnessed yesterday.

Around 5:30 PM yesterday, I fully realized this was a Conservative Cleansing when Twitter suspended President Donald Trump’s account:

Full on Communist Censorship

At first, I was simply shocked – not believing it could be true. How in the hell can a private company remove the president’s ability to communicate with the American people? We know the Mainstream Media (MSM) refuses to provide Trump a platform to communicate. He has been effectively muted. This may well be the most Marxist event we have YET TO SEE in the United States. While the #Communists in the MSM, print newspaper and social media have loathed Trump since he came down the escalator, this really is fucking unacceptable. I believe it is a threat to our national security to silence our Republic’s chief executive officer.

What is going on right now is straight Orwellian: a total totalitarian state. But it appears that George Orwell had the year incorrect – it was to be 2021 – not 1984. Who is complicit in forming this totalitarian state? There are a lot of complicit bad actors: Democrats, Democrat Socialists, RINOs, the MSM, the print press – and especially social media/tech: Twitter, Facebook, Google, Instagram, YouTube, etc., etc. Most of the sheeple do not pay much attention to the MSM, New York Times, The Hill or the Huffington Post. They get their news from Facebook and Twitter. And these entities totally control what the masses get to see. So with the expunging of so many conservative voices – and our great president – Twitter has effectively participated in The Great Conservative Cleansing. And sure, we are seeing a host of new “free speech” platforms like Parler, MeWe and Gab. But these are being pushed into the periphery – if not the grave – by Google and Apple’s threat to remove their apps from their respective app stores. And what reason have they provided for giving such a threat? That these apps do not restrict conservative voices. So, the battle for FREE SPEECH is just now ramping up.

Conclusion

We have never witnessed the things we are seeing today, brothers and sisters. As difficult as it has become, we must KEEP THE FAITH. I have pretty much lost all hope that Trump has any chance to remain president. But I do truly believe his higher calling is to rescue us conservatives from being forced to vote for the lesser of two despicable evils – Republicans – and he has recently mentioned starting a social media platform. Let’s all stick together. Our country needs us more than ever.

Grey Beard Biker
gbb@TheGreyBeardBiker.com
@MinuteManBiker6 on the Communist TWITTER
@Biker4Life on Gab

Good morning bikers, Patriots, gun lovers and friends! Today is Friday, January 8, 2020 and Donald J. Trump is still our president! This week has been a bit crazy – to say the least. We have witnessed a beautiful Stop The Steal Rally in Washington, a stolen election Georgia, the certification of the Electoral College, the storming of the United States capitol complex and the murder of an unarmed female Air Force veteran. Did I say it has been a crazy week? 🤦‍♂️

Then, our president spoke to us last night:

A Peaceful Transition of Power Speech

While I am not sure this was a concession speech, Trump has committed to a peaceful transition of power to the faux Biden/Harris administration. Or is it the Harris/Biden administration? I guess it doesn’t matter at this point. The #Leftists have stolen the election and their chosen one will be inaugurated in a couple of weeks.

And while the washed up drunkard, Nancy Pelosi, has called for the implementation of the 25th Amendment – to remove Trump from office immediately – for inciting the protests at the capitol – he was the only one using his position to implore the protesters to go home. What a crock of steamy fucking #DonkeyShit! She is a disgrace to her office and only wants to drive a wedge further between the left and right.

Then, to add insult to injury to the 76+ million Americans who voted for Trump, #Facebook, #Instagram, #Twitter and #YouTube all put restrictions, or a two week lock, on the official accounts of Trump. This is censorship, plain and simple. These tech giants were complicit in the stolen election, and because of Section 230, they will not be held accountable.

But perhaps the most disgusting thing I witnessed during the entire week was the way the Republicans turned their back on Donald Trump:

My tweet from two days ago

Most of the supposed conservative legislators, who turned their back on him, owe a debt of gratitude to Trump. They were elected/reelected – because they rode in on Trump’s coattails. To watch them turn their backs on a president who is loved by so many, was so disappointing. And true conservative patriots will not forget this during the next election.

So this morning, Trump posted that he will not be attending the Biden inauguration:

Trump’s announcement of January 8, 2021

Part of me is disappointed in his decision. As a student of U.S. history, this reminds me of when our second president, John Adams, after one of our country’s most contentious elections, quietly left DC in his carriage, before Thomas Jefferson’s inauguration in 1801. He was vilified for doing so and I am guessing Trump will be also. But I am also sympathetic with his decision, for anyone with a mental IQ of 30 realizes he was the victim of the biggest theft in world history – his reelection.

Is This Trump’s Last Ride?

Now that I have begun to accept the fact that Trump will not be giving his second inaugural address on January 2021, I have to wonder what his future holds. I believe he knows that his country still needs him. All of his accomplishments will be swept away like “chaff in the wind.” And. He. Knows. This. I honestly believe he will not desert us when he knows we need him now, more than ever. But what is his next service going to be?

My beautiful gal, @RacieSicilian, posted this earlier today on Twitter, and she may be onto something:

My sweetheart is so damn smart!

When Trump was campaigning in 2016, he said he would DRAIN THE SWAMP. There is no doubt in my mind that this was a campaign promise he was committed to accomplishing. But there is not a strong enough man in the world to do this. He never imagined the array of powerful forces which would flank his every move to do so. He was the leader of the Republican Party and they undermined him every step of the way, because they are the establishment, and as much the problem as the Democrat Party.

Trump is an incredibly smart man. I believe he has come to the conclusion that he has more important things to accomplish as a private citizen. He knows he has an army of digital soldiers who will always support him. Hell, he has an army of proud Patriot soldiers who would literally fight for him. If he asked. But he isn’t going to call us for that task.

In order for Trump to literally drain the swamp, he needs to decapitate the beast: The Republican Party. We are all talking about being part of the Patriot Party. But in all actuality, there is no such thing. And we all know that 3rd parties have done nothing in the past but splinter the vote – and lead to the election of the worse of two evils. But Trump can coalesce his 76+ million supporters into the Patriot Party. This would slay the evil forces arrayed against the American republic. And it would push every single RINO out of office. And that would be so sweet. All establishment politicians desire power. They are addicted to power. There would no more fitting pyre to their deaths than Trump slaying them all with proud Patriot Party candidates!

Conclusion

I fully believe that Donald John Trump has been called to a higher duty. He cannot drain the swamp, as president, without the complete support of those he is trying to slay. But he can bring all of us together under the YUGE umbrella of a glorious new party: the PATRIOT PARTY! God Bless America and God Bless Donald Trump. We will never desert you, sir, because we know you would never desert us!

Grey Beard Biker
gbb@TheGreyBeardBiker.com
@MinuteManBiker6 on the #Communist TWATTER
@Biker4Life on Gab

Good afternoon, Patriots! Your old Grey Beard Biker still holds out faith that Donald Trump’s legal team will successfully challenge some of the voter fraud which happened in the key battleground states of: Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia. Anyone with an intellect of a 5th grader knows this election was rigged, from the beginning. When impeachment, #COVIDHoax and Anarchy from BLM/Antifa riots didn’t erode Trump’s support, they were left with stealing the election by:

  1. Printing millions of ballots which would be mailed out to addresses which no longer had registered voters living there, sending ballots to children, felons and even illegal aliens
  2. Democrat attorneys working with state election officials and secretaries of state to arbitrarily change voting laws – allowing votes to arrive after the polls closed
  3. Democrat operatives harvesting 100s of thousands blank ballots which could be used to manufacture however many votes were needed for Biden to win in the key battleground states
  4. Millions of blank ballots printed in China and sent to the United State
  5. Semi-trailer loads of ballots being sent across state lines into Pennsylvania – a state Biden was losing BIGLY in
  6. Thousands of easily hacked Dominion voting machines switching votes from Trump to Biden – or not even counting votes for Trump – these machines were used in every state which experienced high levels of fraud
  7. Election poll workers not allowing poll watchers to actually watch the vote being counted – sometimes being kept 30-50 away from where ballots were counted – and other times the counters would seal themselves in rooms with cardboard covering the observation windows

Yes, friends, the fix was in. No campaigning was needed by #CreepyUncle Joe Biden or #KneelingSlurping Kamala Harris. They were going to be elected no matter how many votes needed to be manufactured for these two lowlifes.

This fraud – which was not even well hidden – and my belief in our judicial system – continues to keep me optimistic that Donald Trump will be inaugurated next month. And let us not forget that Vice President Mike Pence is the president of the United States Senate and can refuse to count electoral votes from states which obvious voter fraud occurred in. While this is a nuclear option, it does remain an option. One which I would fully support to secure continued free, trustworthy elections in our great Republic.

But heaven forbid, Biden/Harris are inaugurated next month. What kind of changes can we expect?

Taxes and Waste

Government Waste

One thing we can definitely count on is a large increase in our Federal income taxes. They say that families making less than $400,000 per year will see no increase in their already punitive taxes. But with all the wet dreams the leftists have there is absolutely no way on earth that this is anything but a lie from Biden/Harris. How do you pay for this stuff without huge increases in Federal government theft from us individual taxpayers:

  1. Forgiveness of student loan debt to all students who attended public institutions of higher learning
  2. The Green New Deal
  3. Affordable housing for everyone
  4. Universal healthcare (government run and insured)

These wet dream wishes will require trillions upon trillions of dollars to fund. And we know that every one of these dreams of theirs will become a bureaucratic nightmare which never runs smoothly and makes hundreds of thousands of new Federal jobs for bureaucrats. Bureaucrats which require two other bureaucrats to do the same amount of work as one worker in the private sector.

Foreign Relations with China and Iran

China & Iran – enemies of the United States

Donald J. Trump has been harder on China than any other president. Period. He has placed YUGE tariffs on goods they used to dump in the United States like steel, aluminum, electronics and prescription drugs. Additionally he has severely curtailed the theft of the intellectual property of American companies in several industries: electronics, computers, software and music. This is why the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wants Trump out of office. This one man has ruined their economy.

With Biden in the White House, someone who has freely sold his influence to enrich his family, the CCP will see a normalization of relations with the United States. Jobs will go back overseas, tariffs will go away and Americans will suffer job losses to China in historic levels.

It’s hard to believe there is any country which loathes Donald John Trump more than Iran. One of the first actions Trump took from the Oval Office was to terminate the Iran Nuclear Deal. Obama and Biden believed this to be one of their greatest accomplishments – one which in actuality would do nothing to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb. One need look no further than previous Secretary of State John Kerry’s visits with top Iranian officials, in Norway and Germany, to try to salvage the deal his fingerprints were all over. These visits were a clear violation of the Logan Act. So, yes, with Biden in the White House, you can pretty much bet we will reenter the fake nuclear deal with Iran. Hell, we may even send them a few more planes filled with United States cash!

Border Wall

The Southern Border Wall Protects the United States from Illegal Aliens

Building hundreds of miles of impenetrable border walls has been a major accomplishment of Trump’s first term. When congress would not give him funds to build the wall, he used military funds to build the wall, claiming the influx of illegal aliens was a national security crisis. And he was correct.

With a Biden/Harris administration, the border wall will definitely get no additional funding. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if his administration would dismantle large chunks of it. Biden has fallen into lockstep with the New World Order/Democratic Socialist wackos and fully embraces open borders. Hell, he knows that those illegal aliens will be a prime customer for his Medicare for All and by receiving free things from the Democrats those illegals will be a YUGE illegal voting bloc for Democrats who cannot win without cheating.

Second Amendment

The Second Amendment Protects all of our other Rights

Trump has been one of the strongest U.S. presidents with regards to protecting our Second Amendment rights. Biden/Harris hate the Second Amendment. Never forget that Joe Biden said, “You don’t need an AR-15 – it’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use, and in fact you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.” Or who can forget what Kamala Harris said when she was campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, “Upon being elected, I will give congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws, and if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action.

Here are some of the things the Democrats are salivating for regarding the 2nd Amendment:

  1. Assault weapon ban – “Hell we cannot allow those scary black military rifles on the streets!”
  2. High capacity magazine bans – limit all magazine sizes over 10 rounds
  3. Universal Background Checks
  4. Firearm and gun owner registrations – #3 will never work without these
  5. Repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act – allowing gun manufacturers to be sued for a madman using their products to kill people – in other words suing them for making a product which does what it was manufactured to do: shot projectiles through a barrel (SMH)
  6. Confiscation of “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines from gun owners who legally own them
  7. Reduce the amount of firearms an individual can own
  8. Break the National Rifle Association (NRA)
  9. Require the reporting of someone who purchases multiple firearms at the same time

Conclusions

Having Joe Biden and Kamala Harris inaugurated will be terrible for our country. Terrible for our freedoms. They did not win the 2020 General Election – they stole it right in front of our eyes. All of the accomplishments Donald Trump gave the country will be swept away. Over four years – assuming those two Democratic weenies cannot steal another term in 2024 – the country will be fundamentally changed. Ronald Reagan very presciently said, on October 27, 1964, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

The fight isn’t over, Patriots! Never give up hope. Never fold your hand. Always fight for our country. Do not let this generation be the generation which allows freedom to become extinct. We cannot allow those damn communist bastards to permanently fuck up our country. If that happens, we will never, ever get it back.

Grey Beard Biker
gbb@TheGreyBeardBiker.com
@Cigars_Harleys on The Twitter

Yes, I said it. I am embarrassed. The world watches the United States. And I might say they watch what goes on here closely. Today, our country is more partisan than I ever recall it being – and that is saying a lot. Like many of you, I watched a most amazing State of the Union Address earlier this week. President Trump rightfully highlighted all of his major accomplishments. He was sincere. He offered to reach across the aisle to help with a school choice and an infrastructure bill. But everything fell on deaf ears on the Left.

We Learned our Lesson

The Republican Party has turned into the new party of inclusion. We learned our lesson when we rushed to impeach Bill Clinton – and Clinton actually broke the law. Not surprisingly, he was not convicted by the senate. We paid for rushing into a partisan impeachment during the next general election.

Then, starting in 2009, we managed to survive eight years of an Obama administration which had plenty of scandals of its own. Just in case you have forgotten them, here is a partial list of them:

  1. Operation Fast & Furious for which Attorney General Eric Holder refused to comply with House subpoenas
  2. Hillary Clinton email scandal
  3. IRS targeting of conservative organizations (Lois Lerner)
  4. Benghazi
  5. The hacking of the Office of Personnel Management which exposed personnel files of Federal employees
  6. Solyndra
  7. Paying the terrorist supporting regime of Iran for the release of American hostages
  8. Biden’s quid pro quo with Ukraine to fire a government prosecutor investigating his son – something which was largely unknown during Obama’s tenure but is well known now

There was plenty a Republican controlled House of Representatives could have used for impeachment – but we never yelled to impeach him. Republican freshmen representatives never screamed they were going to “impeach the mother fucker” on their first day in office – as Rashida Tlaib did. Conservative celebrities never threatened to move out of the United States. Conservatives were not pictured holding the severed head of Obama. There was no wide spread call for impeachment. Period.

Fast Forward to 2016

Even before Donald Trump was formally nominated by the Republican Party, there was noise of impeachment. Obama oversaw a FBI which illegally obtained FISA warrants to spy on Carter Page – an American citizen. Representatives such as Jerry Nadler, Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff and others were screaming for impeachment while Trump was president-elect. It has not stopped since. When the Russian Collusion narrative failed, they jumped on an alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine as enough to impeach Trump.

After wasting their entire first year in the majority, the house Democrats impeached Trump over nothing. They have done absolutely nothing for their constituents for nearly 13 months. It is absolutely beyond despicable.

This is an embarrassment

This has been a week which has provided more evidence of an economy humming along in hyperdrive, falling illegal border crossings and a president willing to reach across the aisle to get things done for the people. Additionally, we got to hear the closing arguments of house managers and the president’s counsel. We knew going into last weekend that the Senate majority leadership had defeated the Left’s attempt to retry their impeachment case by inserting new witnesses. Throughout last weekend, and early this week, we heard nearly every Democrat say how unfair this was. They said, “How there could not be a trial without witnesses.” Blah, blah, blah! Cry me a damn river.

Courtesy of the awesome https://www.grrrgraphics.com/

My embarrassment increased exponentially with the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night – and it had nothing to do with the speech. President Trump had ever reason to be proud of the accomplishments of his administration. But it did not matter how good the news was for ALL Americans – the Leftist crybabies would not cheer for the good which is happening right in front of their damn eyeballs. The things which are positively impacting their constituents. The only exception was Senator Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) who stood up and applauded very regularly while sitting next to two of the biggest sour apples of the bunch: Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Kamala Harris (D-CA). Even things which should have received bi-partisan support did not: an original Tuskegee Airman who was promoted to brigadier general, a young black girl who was given a scholarship to attend a school of her choice and most glaringly, a family reunited when the husband, who had been serving overseas, appeared in the stands to surprise his wife and two children.

But what really sealed the entire embarrassment deal for me was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). We had to sit through the entire SOTU while watching her make faces, roll her eyes or shake her head. And then at the conclusion of the address, while the house chamber was shaking with applause, she proved just how partisan of a damn witch she is by tearing up the official speech in front of all of America – and the world. Maybe it’s true that when an aging senior citizen starts going downhill they actually start acting like a little child again. Because that was exactly the way she acted. Like a damn child.

Wednesday Healed All Wounds

The Liberal rag, WAPO, proclaims, “Trump acquitted!”

While it was no secret that Donald Trump was not going to be convicted by the Senate, it was quite a relief when it really happened – made better by Chief Justice John Roberts proclamation that DJT was acquitted of all charges. The voting went fully along partisan lines, with the one exception of Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) voting to convict Trump of abuse of power. It goes to show just what a damn RINO he is – and in my humble opinion it will cause his constituency to fire him during his next election. I had hoped that Sinema would stray from her Leftist partisan hacks and vote against conviction, but after applauding during the SOTU address, I am sure she was dressed down by her party’s leadership.

Looking Forward to 2020

I wish I believed this was the end of the partisan witch hunt. But old Jerry Nadler has said he may subpoena John Bolton to testify in front of his house committee. I am fairly certain we will see no mellowing of feelings on the left and nothing substantive will be accomplished by the House of Representatives before the 2020 General Election – an election I am hoping will sweep a Republican majority into the House of Representatives, increase our majority in the U.S. Senate and sweep Donald J. Trump into a landslide victory. Because the Democrats need to pay for acting like little children.

Grey Beard Biker
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As you may have noticed, I have been quiet on my blog lately. There are many reasons your ever lovable Grey Beard Biker has been mostly silent – and it certainly has not been because he hasn’t had anything to say. Primarily, it’s because he is beyond disgusted. Our country is suffering through a crisis right now – one which has nothing to do with our president, Donald J. Trump. It has everything to do with the way the Leftists are moving to impeach him.

Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced a House Resolution formalizing the impeachment inquiry of our president. This has come after several weeks of closed door testimony presented only to Democrat caucus members. This is not RIGHT!

Republicans Push Back

Last week, members of the House Republican caucus pushed back, storming the hearing room during the closed-door testimony. My U.S. Representative, Mark Green, M.D. (R-TN), had this to say about Speaker Pelosi, “Speaker Pelosi has tyrannically commandeered the House of Representatives. As if she thinks the Founders wanted a government of Pelosi, by Pelosi, for Pelosi…”

The citizens of the United States definitely deserve better. If a partisan group of politicians attempt to impeach a duly elected president, there should be complete transparency during the entire process. It should not be a one-sided hyper-partisan affair taking place behind closed hardwood doors. I applaud all the legislators who took a stand against this political witch hunt, especially Representative Mark Green!

To provide an illustration of Pelosi’s secret impeachment actions, one need look no farther than a Tweet from U.S. Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA):

Yes, that’s right, 75% of the U.S. Representatives have been excluded from these hearings. That leaves 230 million Americans’ voices silenced during these anarchical proceedings occurring in the “People’s House.” This is truly unique to American politics – and not in a good way.

When can a president be impeached?

Our Constitution is very explicit regarding the impeachment and removal from office of the president. Article II, Section 4 states, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

If it is believed that the president has committed an act of treason, bribery, high crimes or misdemeanors Article I, Section 2, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution provides “The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.” This is where we are at today with Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry. This procedure is essentially the convening of a legislative grand jury.

If the House of Representatives votes to impeach, they are formally indicting the president of these high crimes or misdemeanors. At this point, the matter is turned over to the Senate for trial. This proceeding is covered by Article I, Section 3, Clause 7 of the Constitution: “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.”

If the senate convicts the president, Article I, Section 3, Clause 8 states, “Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.”

So, from all of this, we have learned that the president can be impeached for treason, bribery, high crimes or misdemeanors. Treason and bribery are fairly well understood. But what are “high crimes or misdemeanors?” According to Dennis J. Owens, who attempted to define its meaning after President Richard M. Nixon resigned, the phrase is derived from British Parliamentary proceedings. Owens quoted Supreme Court associate justice Joseph Story, who served from 1811-1845, “[Impeachment was] “a proceeding purely of a political nature. It is not so much designed to punish an offender as to secure the state against gross official misdemeanors.”

Furthermore, Owens went on to explain that high crimes consist of felonies and misdemeanors are a class of crimes which are more minor in nature. This would lead one to believe that impeachment is a very partisan affair which the House of Representatives can initiate for any number of purely political motives. Fortunately, our Founding Fathers were very intelligent men and required that the Senate hold an actual trial, with 2/3 of its members voting to convict and the chief justice presiding over the proceedings to ensure it is held in a non-partisan, equitable way.

Grey Beard Biker’s Conclusion

The leftist Democrats have been threatening the impeachment of Donald Trump since he was president elect. The Mueller Report was supposed to provide proof of his crimes, which would lead to an easy impeachment and conviction by the Senate. The impetus for the Mueller affair was Trump colluding with the Russians – which has largely been discredited with Attorney General Bill Barr going so far as to appoint a U.S. attorney to determine if the FISA warrants were improperly obtained by the FBI. Over the past week Fox News has reported that this probe is now criminal in nature, with former FBI officials (Comey, McCabe, etc.) possibly under grand jury scrutiny. Additional officials could also face criminal prosecution including James Clapper (former Director of National Intelligence) and John Brennan (former CIA Director) – both of which have consistently been anti-Trump.

The newest accusation, by Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), which was the impetus for the impeachment inquiry, is that Trump threatened to hold up military aid to Ukraine if they did not investigate Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, and his son Hunter Biden. (Official transcripts of Trump’s conversation with the Ukrainian president do not reflect anything which would approach impeachable high crimes or misdemeanors.) The younger Biden had a business relationship with the Ukranian natural gas company Burisma Holdings. Their dealings, while Biden was vice president, would provide Hunter Biden with lucrative payments for sitting on the company’s board. Ironically enough, the very thing which Schiff has accused President Trump of doing – a quid pro quo – is exactly what then VP Biden did with Ukraine:

The saddest, and most maddening thing, regarding the impeachment inquiry, is that Schiff, who is heading up the impeachment investigation, had knowledge of the whistleblower’s complaint before it was even filed. It was reported by The Federalist Papers earlier this month that Schiff’s staff had met with the CIA whistleblower days before he filed his complaint. This whole thing is fraught with potential coercion between Schiff and the unnamed individual behind the complaint – a complaint the White House had blocked lawmakers from seeing.

Inevitably, the drama will continue as the House of Representatives move towards the impeachment of President Trump. Over the coming weeks, they will likely vote to impeach along partisan lines. This is a dangerous development for Speaker Pelosi who is caught in between the Socialist Left portion of her caucus and the more moderate Democratic lawmakers who are urging caution – many of whom witnessed how the impeachment of President Clinton hurt the Republicans during the following election.

Unless there is some extremely compelling proof of “high crimes or misdemeanors,” the Senate will not vote to convict President Trump. This will help the Republicans take back the house and increase their majority in the senate in 2020. Additionally, this will ensure what Speaker Pelosi fears the most – the reelection of Donald J. Trump in 2020.

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It’s happening right before our very eyes. America is in a state of decay. What happened to our great country? Our Founding Fathers, nearly 2 1/2 centuries ago, took 13 small British colonies and declared them independent of the British throne. They knew that the throne would consider them traitors and that they may all swing from the nearest tree. But these brave men created the greatest country on the face of the earth. Since then, we cleansed ourself from the shackles of slavery – with a loss of nearly 10% of our men – in the Civil War, fought fascism and Nazism in Europe and became the world’s greatest superpower. The Patriots who founded our country, and those who paid the supreme sacrifice to promote freedom, must be ashamed of what we have become.

Main Stream Media

One need look no further than the current Main Stream Media (MSM) to see the decay. While they claim to be presenting the news, nearly everything they report as “real” news is shrouded in a blanket of ideology. Their ratings have continued to decline over the past decade, but their followers believe what they spew because it validates their own beliefs. This is not journalism – this is the promotion of one political viewpoint over another – which is not American. 

Leftist Politicians

This same MSM provides a platform for politicians they agree with: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, Ilhan Omar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders and all the other leftist politicians. Some of those they are providing a microphone to preach anti-American garbage, anti-Semitic trash and socialist doctrine. These politicians do not hold the same views as the average American and are chipping away at what has made America great for over 200 years.

Their policies promote open borders, expansion of the welfare state, Medicare for All, free secondary education and the slow erosion of our Second Amendment. They cannot win on the battlefield of ideas. Their platform is hollow and revolves around class warfare, racism and redistribution of wealth. Simply put, they have to give things away to receive votes. Unfortunately, the entitlements they promote will come at a punitive cost to the American taxpayer.

Antifa

Antifa is a stain on the great fabric of our country. While peaceful protests and civil disobedience have been key to the advancement of our great nation, Antifa represents neither. Antifa is an acronym for Anti-Fascist and represents a broad militant group. Fascism, according to Merriam-Webster, is defined as:

“A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”

Nazism during Adolph Hitler’s formation of the Third Reich has many of the same traits as fascism: nation above its people, centralized autocratic government, a dictatorial leader and suppression of opposition.

Antifa claims to be anti-fascist, often trying to suggest President Donald J. Trump is a fascist, but this is simply not true. Trump is not a fascist. He does not forcibly suppress those who disagree with him. Rather, he calls out his opposition to ensure the people understand what he is dealing with. He is not in charge of an autocratic government. He is the chief executive of a government which still has three distinct branches. Lastly, Trump does not promote the government over the people. He understands that the government is the subject of the people and not the other way around. 

Antifa, on the other hand, is fascist in nearly every way. While their chosen name may lead one to believe they are truly anti-fascist, their actions do not support that position. They are protesting a government in which the people vote their legislators and president into office – far from an autocratic form of government. Unlike in a fascist government, the President of the United States can only serve two terms. Antifa members have become violent against many of those they protest, recently beating up a gay reporter, confronting Pro-Life marchers, attacking Trump supporters and blocking traffic. This is nothing like the civil disobedience Henry David Thoreau promoted from Walden Pond. Lastly, they claim to be against white supremacy but come to their protests behind masks – much like the Ku-Klux-Klan did during the 19th and early 20th centuries. This is unacceptable in a country which was built upon providing its citizens the freedoms enumerated in our Bill of Rights.

Indoctrination of the People

The Democrats having been losing in the arena of ideas since the Ronald Reagan years. Since the election of William Jefferson Clinton as president, this country has been moving more towards a far-left ideology – one drip at a time. Both Hillary Clinton and Barack H. Obama are disciples of the teachings of Saul Alinksky. Alinsky was the first “community organizer” and wrote the book, “Rules for Radicals” – which provides the modern Democrat Party many of the tactics they use today. The current hatchling of Democrat 2020 hopefuls, and their minions in congress, have not mastered all of Alinsky’s Rules, but some of them they have. Grey Beard has graded their mastery of each one:

  1. Power is not what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have: B- (they attempt to show their power, but the majority of Americans still recognize them as weak – especially on the laws of the land)
  2. Never go outside the experience of your people: D– (they are constantly failing here – with the same tired old faces spewing the same old hatred)
  3. Whenever possible, go outside the experience of your enemy: C- (Trump usually has them tongue tied and resorting to the same old talking points)
  4. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon: B+ (Ridicule and class warfare is literally the only thing many of them are accomplished at)
  5. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy: A- (Their people love to see them attack Trump, capitalism and religion)
  6. A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag: F (Their call for impeachment and continued investigations of Russian Collusion is way beyond its expiration date – move on already)
  7. Keep the pressure on: B (One must give them credit – they are trying)
  8. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself: C (most of their plans are still quite terrifying to Patriots)
  9. The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition: B (They have been building their organization through societal indoctrination for many years)
  10. If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive: B (Medicare for all is a good example of their success – the more moderate Democrats have been slowly coming around to this)
  11. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative: C- (This may be the least understood of Alinsky’s Rules – the newest socialist members are trying to do this by throwing out something really unacceptable – like the Green New Deal – with the more moderate Dems offering a compromise which a short time ago no one would have ever seriously considered – this is perhaps the most dangerous of the Rules)
  12. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it: A+ (Credit where credit is due – the Left has built an entire political agenda around attacking Trump and impeaching him)

Grey Beard Biker’s Summary

Do not underestimate the power these far-left ideologues have to fundamentally change our country. For years they have been formulating their tactics and have quietly worked to take over our education system, starting with the most malleable in society: our children. The leftists knew this was a long-term play – sowing the minds of these children would take a great deal of time before bearing fruit. Today’s Millennials represent a bumper crop for the Left. They have been patient, and unfortunately, they have succeeded in brainwashing an entire generation. All of us Patriots need to start taking these young people back. The risk of not doing so is beyond grave.

Grey Beard Biker

The Grey Beard Biker is not exactly asking this question rhetorically. We use Google, Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest all the time. And while Google is not directly a social media platform any longer, their wholly-owned subsidiary, YouTube, is. These companies have tremendous power to influence huge portions of our population – and for that matter – the world’s population.

Fake News, Media and Political Bias

You may have found a link to this opinion piece via Facebook. It is a great platform to reach people with similar interests, be it riding motorcycles, sharing great motorcycle roads, gun talk or politics. But platforms like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube have the ability through their unique recipes of algorithms to throttle back posts which they do not necessarily agree with. By reducing the audience for a post your ever lovable Grey Beard Biker makes, and filling your newsfeed with articles they agree with, they hold immense power over all of us.

Facebook, the mainstream media and even newspaper sites never seem to tire of pushing things to a public which in most cases don’t know they’re being duped. This is always most blatant when it comes to political news and polling data. Do you remember how badly Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald J. Trump in the 2016 election? Every mainstream media poll showed Hillary beating him, and most likely in a landslide. Of course, when it did not happen they looked for ways to discredit his administration and make him the accidental president. He isn’t.

Is Google Dangerous?

Because the Grey Beard looks far and wide for news which might be of interest to you, he dug up some scathing information on Google – a company which has revenues of nearly $100 billion per year. A company we use nearly everyday when we go online. A company which knows more about each of us than our own families do.

Project Veritas has become synonymous with blowing up campaigns of politicians by embedding people in campaign offices. Once there, they will secretly record video/audio of campaign staffers talking about their opposition, lies the candidates have made on the campaign trail and other less than savory details about the politician. Project Veritas singlehandedly brought down two U.S. Senate campaigns last year in Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Phil Bredesen (D-TN).

Project Veritas – Google’s plans to prevent “Trump Situation”

Now, Project Veritas is doing it again with tech-companies. Recently they posted information about Google which should scare the Hell out of anyone who values privacy and most importantly – the TRUTH. But, Project Veritas has recruited whistleblowers at not just Google, but their fully owned subsidiary, YouTube. The revelations which have come from these people are beyond scary. I will share links to the actual articles Project Veritas has written, where you can also find video of a Google executive being secretly recorded. But here are just a few of the things which they have uncovered:

Here is a quote from Jen Gennai, Google’s Head of Responsible Innovation (what kind of Orwellian title is that?):

“Elizabeth Warren is saying we should be break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better, it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources which we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that.” – Jen Gennai

What she is obviously referring to is another Trump victory in 2020. At least she is willing to say that Democrat Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, is misguided. Most all people recognized that several years ago.

As the Project Veritas article goes on to describe, Jen Gennai is responsible for evaluating “responsible” implementation of Google’s upcoming Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. These technologies will allow Google’s algorithms to filter out news, whether true or not, that could lead to what Ms. Gennai went on to say:

“We all got screwed in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again?”

“We’re also training our algorithms, like if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?” – Jen Gennai, Google executive

Grey Beard will spare you some of the complex details, which you can read in the linked article, but rest assured, what they are after is a “fair and equitable state!” With their “Machine Learning Fairness,” Google will be promoting a political agenda by using their algorithms to restrict what we see in their search results and news articles. Ms. Gennai continued,

“The reason we launched our A.I. principles is because people were not putting that line in the sand, that they were not saying what’s fair and what’s equitable so we’re like, well we are a big company, we’re going to say it.” – Jen Gennai – Google executive

Grey Beard Biker’s conclusions

Ms. Gennai, we are not automatons. We can all make our own decisions about what is “fair and equitable.” While the Grey Beard Biker does not agree with Elizabeth Warren often, now he does. Google is too big and too powerful. They have too much information on me, and everyone else. Your plans to use machine learning to restrict the information I want to find is as scary as using genetic engineering to make sure your next child is a girl, with blond hair and blue eyes. Grey Beard, for one, hopes that the inevitable testimony your company provides to our legislators will lead to the breakup of Google.

Watch for more posts, in the not too distant future, about Google and it’s subsidiary, YouTube. You are in for a shock!

Grey Beard Biker

Staff Sgt. David Bellavia

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant (Ret.) David Bellavia was awarded our country’s highest military honor, by President Donald Trump, on June 25, 2019. This is the first time a living Iraq War veteran has received this prestigious award. There have been five others who have received the award for actions in Iraq – all posthumously. By comparison, there are 13 living Medal of Honor recipients from the Afghanistan War with another four receiving their medal posthumously. Since the United States entered the War on Terror, in 2001, nearly 2.8 million soldiers have served in either Iraq or Afghanistan – with a total of 5.4 million total deployments (source RAND Corporation). The Grey Beard Biker is pleased to see a living Medal of Honor recipient from the Iraq War.

David Bellavia – Profile of Courage

David Bellavia, U.S Army Staff Sergeant
Unit: Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One)
Hometown: Lyndonville, New York
Date of Birth: November 10, 1975
Awards: Medal of Honor, Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (2), Overseas Service Bars (2)

Battle and Mission

Ballavia was deployed to Iraq, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), in February 2004. Just days into the Second Battle of Fallujah, his 3rd Platoon was tasked with a pre-dawn mission to clear a block of 12 buildings in support of other soldiers fighting door-to-door. Intelligence believed there were significant al-Qaida forces holed up in the buildings. In order to take the city back, these buildings would need to be cleared, one at a time. Having cleared the first nine buildings, Ballavia’s platoon found itself caught in an ambush when it entered the tenth structure.

Bellavia’s Medal of Honor Citation

The President of the United States of America, authorized by an Act of Congress, March 3rd, 1863, has awarded in the name of Congress the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant David G. Bellavia, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his own life above and beyond the call of duty.

Staff Sergeant David G. Ballavia distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty on November 10, 2004, while serving as a squad leader in support of Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq.

While clearing a house, a squad from Staff Sergeant Ballavia’s platoon became trapped within a room by intense enemy fire coming from a fortified position under the stairs leading to the second floor. Recognizing the immediate severity of the situation, and with disregard for his own safety, Staff Sergeant Bellavia retrieved an automatic weapon and entered the doorway of the house to engage the insurgents.

With enemy rounds impacting around him, Staff Sergeant Bellavia fired at the enemy position at a cyclic rate, providing covering fire that allowed the squad to break contact and exit the house.

A Bradley Fighting Vehicle was brought forward to suppress the enemy; however, due to high walls surrounding the house, it could not fire directly at the enemy position. Staff Sergeant Bellavia then re-entered the house and again came under intense enemy fire. He observed an enemy insurgent preparing to launch a rocket-propelled grenade at his platoon. Recognizing the grave danger the grenade posed to his fellow soldiers, Staff Sergeant Bellavia assaulted the enemy position, killing one insurgent and wounding another who ran to a different part of the house.

Staff Sergeant Bellavia, realizing he had an un-cleared, darkened room to his back, moved to clear it. As he entered, an insurgent came down the stairs firing at him. Simultaneously, the previously wounded insurgent reemerged and engaged Staff Sergeant Bellavia. Staff Sergeant Bellavia, entering further into the darkened room, returned fire and eliminated both insurgents. Staff Sergeant Bellavia then received enemy fire from another insurgent emerging from a closet in the darkened room.

Exchanging gunfire, Staff Sergeant Bellavia pursued the enemy up the stairs and eliminated him. Now on the second floor, Staff Sergeant Bellavia moved to a door that opened onto the roof. At this point, a fifth insurgent leapt from the third floor roof onto the second floor roof. Staff Sergeant Bellavia engaged the insurgent through a window, wounding him in the back and legs, and caused him to fall from the roof.

Acting on instinct to save the members of his platoon from an imminent threat, Staff Sergeant Bellavia ultimately cleared an entire enemy-filled house, destroyed four insurgents, and badly wounded a fifth. Staff Sergeant Bellavia’s bravery, complete disregard for his own safety, and unselfish and courageous actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Since the Second Battle of Fallujah

Bellavia would remain in the U.S. Army for six years, retiring in 2005. He would co-found Vets for Freedom, serving as their Vice Chairman. In 2007, Bellavia published, House to House: An Epic Memoir of War, co-written with John R. Bruning. Today, Bellavia is president of EMPact America.

The Grey Beard Biker proudly salutes Staff Sergeant David Bellavia! Thank you for your service to our country, your bravery and leadership. Myself, and your great country, will always be proud of what you did in the streets of Fallujah!

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