Courage Boys: Water Boy

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Water Boy

General Kershaw sat in Mrs. Stevens' upper room. He puffed a cigar and sipped black coffee. There was a knock at the door and a young soldier entered.

“Sir,” came a young man's voice, followed by a hairless face to match.

The general was satisfied with yesterday's one-sided victory and had patience for a visit.

“What is it, Kirkland?”

“I can't do it, General,” he said, entering the room.

The general gazed out the window at the bodies laying in no-man's-land, between the lines of the Union and Confederate armies. There were over 8,000 enemy soldiers strewn across the ground. They were mostly dead, but many wounded, unable to get off the battlefield for enemy fire. The only gunfire that day was the occasional pop when a man tried to get up and limp off the field.

Men on both sides of the conflict were scared to be seen in the daylight hours.

Private Kirkland continued: “Sir, the men, I've listened to them cry out all night. I know they hate us, sir. And I know we hate them. But they are men, sir.”

“What are you proposing, Private?” he said, his patience growing short now.

“I'd like to bring water to the men, sir.”

“To the enemy?”

“Yes, sir. All of our men have been gathered.”

“I can't authorize that, Private. And you'll be shot the minute you clear the wall."

Private Kirkland had already considered this, and now the general was adding to his one hesitancy.

“I'm willing to take that chance,” Kirkland said quietly, as if hearing himself say it out loud for the first time.

The general took a long look at him: “I don't get it, son, but go ahead.”

“Thank you, sir.”

The private turned and left. General Kershaw listened to his boots thump down the stairs of the house. And then they stopped halfway. That's when the general smiled and laughed to himself.

He must have come to his senses, thought the general.

Private Kirkland came back up the stairs and opened the door.


“Yes, Private.”

“Would you mind, sir, if I just waved this white handkerchief?”

“Private, you do not have authorization to do any such thing. There will be no truce flag waved on this battlefield,” he ordered.

“Yes, sir.” Private Kirkland left the house and marched back to his unit, perched up on the hill, where he gathered as many canteens and blankets as he could carry.

Then without any cover, he climbed over the fence. Soldiers on both sides tensed their weapons, waiting. Waiting.

“Please help,” a voice called out.

Kirkland approached a downed soldier who was crying out for water. He lifted the soldier's head and gave him water. Then he covered him with a blanket and propped his head up. No shots fired.

In fact, as Kirkland went from soldier to soldier, cheers from both sides rang out. It was a sight to behold: One red coat in the sea of blue.

The Battle of Fredericksburg was a victory for the South. You see, Kirkland fought for the Confederacy, the side opposite Lincoln. But even though the Union lost that day, the Angel of Mary's Heights, that's what they started calling Kirkland, made it a victory for America and a victory for all mankind.

And so, courage, boys. Look for the good men on both sides of a fight, then you'll be able to see the future.

There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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Glenn Beck: This is the ONLY endgame that makes sense for the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

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If you're celebrating this FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, you have no idea how much this changes things. We don't do this in America. At least, we didn't. But the left cannot have Donald Trump be president again. His "America First" platform goes against everything they've been working for. So, what's their endgame here? On the radio program, Glenn Beck said there's really only one endgame that makes sense — and it should scare us all.

"If you are not for the destruction of America, you better pay attention quickly. This is a massive move," Glenn said of the Mar-a-Lago raid.

"And who has credibility on this? ... The right will believe Donald Trump, but nobody on the left, so you're not going to change any minds there. Do you think the right will believe the New York Times? MSNBC? NBC? CBS? Do you think we're going to believe the New York Times — the people who have been carrying water for the Biden crimes? The Clinton crimes? And ... I'm talking about her server and having her own State Department people go into a skiff, which is the top secret room, completely sealed off, going in and getting documents, cutting off 'top secret,' and then emailing them to her on her private server. And nothing? And now you're going to try to convince me [that] this has nothing to do with January 6?" he added.

"Remember the [allegations about] bank servers, [Trump] was pinging a bank? Untrue. Carter Page is a Russian spy? Untrue. Donald Trump is a Russian spy? ... Untrue. Collusion with Russia? Untrue. Ukraine, the perfect phone call? Not true. Not true. Wasn't a perfect phone call. Was not impeachable. The pee tape dossier? None of that was true. Here's why they can't have [Trump] as president of the United States. They can't have him as president of the United States because we are headed towards a completely new, all redesigned, non-capitalist, nonconstitutional Great Reset," Glenn argued. "They cannot have him be president because he is America first."

Glenn warned Americans that our federal government is accumulating massive power, case in point the 87,000 new IRS agents. "Coupled with the [IRS agents] they already have ... that's almost the size of our National Guard. Do you feel comfortable with that? Democrats? You don't think there's a possibility ... that someone ... might come in at some point and weaponize the IRS?"

He also warned that the FBI's raid on Donald Trump’s home has implications that stretch far beyond simple dislike for the former president. So what are they hoping to accomplish?

"What is the endgame? You make him into a martyr by throwing him into jail or killing him ... so you make him stronger? That doesn't make sense. Why would they want that?" Glenn asked. "So, what is their endgame? The only one that makes sense to me, is to stop him at any cost, then lunatics will take to the streets, and then [they] will have [their] evidence that the [right is] more dangerous than anyone could possibly imagine. Please, pray for your country."

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