Video: A Little Boy ‘Pays It Forward’ In Memory of His Soldier Dad

What does the average kid do when he finds a twenty dollar bill on the ground? Most would go blow it on toys and candy. To an 8 year old that’s like a million bucks.

8 year-old Myles Eckert found the twenty in the parking lot of a  Cracker Barrel restaurant, and at first, he had thoughts of buying a new video game. Then he spotted Lt. Col. Frank Dailey in uniform, also eating at the restaurant.

 At that moment, everything changed.

“Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad,” Myles explains.

Myles’ father was killed in Iraq when he was 5 weeks old.  He remembers his dad through family pictures.

Myles wrote a note for Daily and wrapped the $20 bill inside.

“Dear Soldier — my dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your lucky day! Thank you for your service. Myles Eckert, a gold star kid.”

 

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After lunch that day, Myles asked his mom to make one more stop. He wanted to go see his dad. And he insisted he went alone.

Have a box of Kleenex nearby….

Video: Ed Schultz Vile Meltdown Compilation

Lol. I was wondering when someone would get around to doing this.

Poor, poor Ed Schulz has been in this talk show business for a long, long time  — but he says his Ingraham slut slur was a personal low for him.

Eh.  Maybe – maybe not:

Big Journalism also has a good one interspersed with his fawning, groveling apology (to the dulcet tones of  “Hush little baby, don’t say a word, mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird” playing in the background): Sound Bite For the Day: Other Things Ed Schultz Should Apologize For.

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The GITMO Teen Interrogation Video

This video of the teenager being interrogated at GITMO has the lefties all up in arms. Keep in mind the wee naif was captured on a battlefield in Afghanistan after throwing a grenade that killed a US soldier:

I can see why liberals’ hearts are bleeding: “You don’t care about me…” he sobs. His interrogator surprisingly said, “Yes, I do care”.

What I see here is an individual who obviously feels very sorry for himself, but I don’t know that he feels any remorse for his own actions. I also don’t see any evidence of torture, although he has made the standard al Qaeda-coached claim of such. He tells them he lost his eyes, he lost his feet…” which makes absolutely no sense what-so-ever.

I see a civil, and patient interrogator, which is key, because he didn’t know he was being videotaped.

His U.S. military attorney, Lt. Cmdr. William Kuebler, told Canadian Television that the video had been shot over four days through a heating vent in the wall.

At a news conference Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman said Khadr has not been mistreated.

“Our policy is to treat detainees humanely, and Khadr has been treated humanely,” Navy Cmdr. J.D. Gordon said.

Asked about allegations that Khadr was sleep-deprived to weaken him before the Canadian interrogation, Gordon said: “We don’t respond to every allegation. He was treated humanely.”

Gordon also was asked about defense lawyers’ efforts to get Khadr returned to Canada.

“We believe Khadr should be held accountable for his actions. His trial date has been set for October,” Gordon said. “The charges are grave.”

It’s all very unfortunate, but maybe he should have been spending his teenage years engaged in more wholesome activities?

Hat tip: LGF

UPDATE:

Anyone interested in hearing about Sgt. 1st Class Christopher J. Speer, whom Khadr killed? Can the left spare a few tears for him, too?

Heroic Mom Saves Suicidal Woman From Jumping

Just thought I’d share a very moving story from The Oregonian:

After a long day at work last winter, Shannon Worley was headed downtown to buy her teenage daughter jeans. As they drove across the Morrison Bridge about 6:15 p.m., Worley noticed a car stop abruptly in the center westbound lane.

Worley, 41, pulled up behind the compact car, telling her daughter she was going to see if the driver needed help or wanted to use her cell phone. But as Worley stepped from her minivan, the other driver darted across oncoming traffic and started to climb onto the bridge railing.

“At that point, I just reacted,” Worley said.

Worley tossed her cell phone to her daughter, yelled for her to call 9-1-1, and then ran after the suicidal woman.

“I just kept ahold of her,” Worley recalled.

As at least 50 cars whizzed past, she hung on to the woman’s black wool coat and kept talking to her for what seemed to be 20 minutes before two Portland officers arrived to help. Today, the Portland Police Bureau will award Worley and those two officers the Life Saving Medal for their “decisive actions.” One of those officers, Cara Sweeney, was touched by Worley’s courage.

“With the high volume of traffic on the bridge that night, only one person stopped,” Sweeney said. “Mrs. Worley is so deserving. She was instrumental in saving this lady’s life.”

“I just want to die”

When Worley reached the woman on the south side of the bridge that Nov. 21 night, she found her hysterical. The woman kept yelling, “I just want to die” and screamed that she couldn’t take care of her baby.

The woman didn’t even realize that someone was by her side until Worley placed her hand on the woman’s hand. The woman turned to look at her.

“If you jump, I’ll have to jump in after you,” Worley recalls telling her. “The water is cold, and you don’t want that. You’re just going to break something, you’re not going to die, and it’ll be worse.”

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