The Salty Sailor and the Fireman

My wonderful son-in-law returned from a business trip in Slovenia this past Saturday.  He mentioned that so many people with whom he encountered (who found out that he is an American) really bashed and disparaged President Trump.  The likely reason was because CNN was the only “news” station they ever watched.

He is a Millennial progressive independent young man who didn’t vote for Trump, but even he sees the ridiculousness of the constant, viscious and berating attacks done towards this man by the fake news.

This morning, my husband received and shared the following email that was forwarded to him.  I thought it was excellent so I’m sharing it here at my blog.

~ Christine

 

The Salty Sailor and The Fireman

The views this mother has about Donald Trump are much like many others. Her characterization of Trump as the “Salty Sailor” or as The Fireman paint an excellent picture!!. She has written many great books about her son and family…This is a Comment from KAREN VAUGHN, Mother of Aaron Vaughn, Navy Seal.

Sometimes God uses the no-nonsense, salty sailor to get the job done. Appreciating what the man is doing doesn’t mean we worship the salty sailor or even desire to be like the salty sailor. It doesn’t even mean God admires the salty sailor. Maybe He just knows he’s necessary for such a time as this.

I believe with all my heart that God placed that salty sailor in the White House and gave this nation one more chance in November 2016. Donald Trump is what he is. He is still the man he was before the election. And without guilt, I very much admire what that salty sailor is accomplishing.

He’s not like me. That’s okay with me. I don’t want to be like him. I will never behave like him. I know we’ve NEVER had a man like him lead our nation. It’s crazy and a little mind blowing at times. But I can’t help admire the ability he has to act with his heart rather than a calculated, PC, think tank-screened, carefully edited script. I still believe that is WHY he became our President and WHY he’s been able to handle a landslide of adversity and STILL pass unprecedented amounts of good legislation for our country AND do great works for MANY other nations, including Israel.

I’m THRILLED with what he’s doing for my nation, for the cause of Christ (whether intentional or unintentional, doesn’t matter to me), and for the concept of rebuilding America and putting her FIRST. I will not be ashamed of my position because others don’t see him through the same lens.

Should it matter to me if a fireman drops an f-bomb while he’s pulling me from a burning building? Would I really care about what came out of his mouth in those moments? Heck no! I’d CARE about what he was DOING. He wasn’t sent there to save my soul and I’m not looking to him for spiritual guidance. All I’m thinking in those moments is, “Thank you, Jesus, for sending the fireman.”

I’ll post this article below again for those who still might not understand me. This man is crass. Okay. He’s not careful with what he says. Okay. You feel offended that he’s not a typical statesman. Okay. But he is rebuilding the nation my son died for… the nation I feared was on a fast track to becoming a hopeless cause.

Forgive me if I’m smiling.”

KAREN VAUGHN

 

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13 Responses to “The Salty Sailor and the Fireman”

  1. GMpilot Says:

    My wonderful son-in-law returned from a business trip in Slovenia this past Saturday. He mentioned that so many people with whom he encountered (who found out that he is an American) really bashed and disparaged President Trump. The likely reason was because CNN was the only “news” station they ever watched.

    You’re likely wrong: both DW of Germany and the BBC have outlets in Slovenia. Your view of the world is too small.
    I’m also pretty sure that ‘viscous’ is not the word you were thinking of. Are you sure you worked in education?

    He is a Millennial progressive independent young man who didn’t vote for Trump, but even he sees the ridiculousness of the constant, viscous and berating attacks done towards this man by the fake news.

    I hope he also sees the hollowness, narcissism and deception in this man, which compels the ‘fake news’ to call him out on the true facts.

    Mrs Vaughn is entitled to her opinion, same as you or I. My opinion is the dissenting viewpoint.
    I’ve met a few ‘salty sailor’ types in my time. Profanity aside, such men are regarded for their brutal honesty. But describing Tr*mp in that manner is an insult to salty sailors everywhere.
    Any thug can talk like a sailor, but most can’t work like one. Certainly not Tr*mp. And the last time I looked, a fireman’s job is to put fires out.

    Tr*mp makes brutally honest statements when it suits him, and weasels when it doesn’t suit him. After that kissing of Putin’s ass last week and taking his side against his own intelligence officials, he then backsteps by claiming, two days later, that he used a “double negative”. Even then, he tried to pad it with murmurs about “other people out there” involved in Russia’s meddling in our elections.
    I’ve yet to hear where Tr*mp will get the money for the Great Southern Wall, since Mexico has repeatedly said that they are not going to pay for it, no matter what he claims.

    Have the tax cuts put any extra cash in your pocket? Will the tariffs he’s enacted on imports consume them? Let’s find out.

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    • christinewjc Says:

      I ran across this comment today and thought it was a good reply to yours:

      (Publisher’s comment: Over and over again in the Scriptures we see God using saint and sinner alike to accomplish His will. Men like Nebechudnezzer and Cyrus. Even David and Solomon. Mitt Romney said recently that Pres. Trump “wasn’t an example for our children.” I thought, was General Patton a good example for our children? No one could cuss like him. We weren’t looking for a Sunday School teacher, we were looking for a soldier to lead the Third Army. All men must stand before God and give an account of their lives, whether good or bad. Patton had a Bible beside his bed and said he read it. Trump says he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. “…for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” I Jn 1:8-10 – If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

      9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

      10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.)

      And about the tax cuts. It added about $90 per month to my husband’s retirement income, so yes – we did benefit from them.

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  2. GMpilot Says:

    Publisher:

    Over and over again in the Scriptures we see God using saint and sinner alike to accomplish His will. Men like Nebechudnezzer and Cyrus. Even David and Solomon.

    But not Uriah, eh? Nor David’s newborn bastard child, who took seven days to die, putting David in agony all the while?
    Centuries later, twenty-five million Europeans died so that Israel could be reborn. Blessed is the name of the Lord.

    Mitt Romney said recently that Pres. Drumpf “wasn’t an example for our children.” I thought, was General Patton a good example for our children? No one could cuss like him. We weren’t looking for a Sunday School teacher, we were looking for a soldier to lead the Third Army.

    Ah, I see! You don’t mind men who swear, as long as they’re leading soldiers in war!
    If Patton were the only such officer to do that, it might be noteworthy, but Admiral Halsey was also known for his salty speech and his leadership in battle. Patton wasn’t unique. But neither of them had dreams of leading the nation—even Eisenhower, years later, had to be pushed into it. And he didn’t swear in public.

    Patton had a Bible beside his bed and said he read it.

    Patton also believed in reincarnation; he claimed he had once lived as a Roman legionary, and said that many of the European battlefields were familiar to him. Maybe his Roman self had been in charge of a certain execution party?
    As I understand it, reincarnation is considered a pagan belief by Christians, and is condemned.

    Trump says he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

    I found out to when and where he said that.
    But in Christianity as with anything else, it not what you can claim but what you can demonstrate that matters.

    If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    I’ll let Tr*mp contradict himself here , and let Publisher argue that out with a fellow Christian.
    In any case, Tr*mp is no George Patton. He manages, but not very well, as his many bankruptcies show, and he doesn’t lead at all.

    CJW: And about the tax cuts. It added about $90 per month to my husband’s retirement income, so yes – we did benefit from them.

    Most of the tariffs don’t go into effect until September. But I’m glad you benefited, and I hope others have. A good many others don’t appear to be so lucky.

    Oh, by the way: is ‘viscous’ the word you were thinking of? I’d really like to know.

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  3. theacceptabledigest Says:

    A little FYI: David’s son by Bathsheba wasn’t a ‘bastard.’ I think the perfect scripture that applies to Mr. Pilot is Job 38:2 “Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?”
    Hmmmm … So Trump isn’t a savvy business man because he’s filed several bankruptcies? Now Mr. Pilot, lets take a look at a few facts (I’ll type s l o w for you) instead of blathering ignorance that you heard on CNN, or was it the BBC?
    Mr. Trump is worth several billion $ (with a B). He’s involved with real estate, hotels, golf courses, casinos, Sentient Jets LLC, and Trump Productions. Before becoming President and having his sons take over his businesses he was listed as a trustee, president or chairman of 530+ business entities. Around 1/2 of those the Trump name is also part of the company name. Currently the Trump organization has 157 pending trade marks in 36 different companies. So … seeing that stuff is just basic stuff for Mr. Trump, I think your b.s about his managing and/or leading skills is a bit presumptuous and typical of someone who can’t figure out whether to wind his ass or scratch his watch. (forgive me Christine) I sort of think Mr. Trump didn’t need the gig as President. To suggest he hasn’t been successful? Well, where’s your jumbo jet?
    And Mr. Trump didn’t “enact” tariffs … he simply reciprocated them.

    And, I also take home about an extra $150 a month via the tax cut. Oh, I know, those dastardly rich people got a better deal, pathetic rich s.o.b’s!!!

    A little advice here Mr. Pilot, weigh your words when questioning what God does or what he doesn’t do. You don’t even have a say in when you’ll take your last breath.

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    • christinewjc Says:

      David and Bathsheba’s son was already known by God, formed by Him, and the days known by Him.

      Psa 139:13

      For You formed my inward parts;
      You covered me in my mother’s womb.

      Psa 139:16

      our eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
      And in Your book they all were written,
      The days fashioned for me,
      When as yet there were none of them.

      When people die, we Christians have the assurance that as believers, we will see them again in eternity.

      I didn’t want my dad to die at age 71. I didn’t want my sister to die at age 60. But I trust that God knows the beginning and the end – for all of us. And those who die with trust in Christ as Lord and Savior will be united with their saved loved ones in eternity.

      But what about those who die without Christ? The Bible is clear on their eternal destiny, too. I don’t mean to be morbid or condescending or any other negative word that a non-believer might want to place on me. All we can do is share the Gospel of Christ and pray for the lost to be found and saved.

      Thanks for that great synopsis of Trump’s life and accomplishments, Steve. You are correct – he didn’t need to run for president. In fact, his personal life would probably have been much better than it is now with all the crazy leftist harpies constantly bemoaning his win in 2016 and bashing him all the time. They hate the fact that his accomplishments in office are being done for the good of the American people. The crazies will even go so far as to threaten his 12 yr. old son, bad-mouth his wife and family members, and attempt to do harm to him, his staff and administration. At least that satanic spawn – Peter Strzok – was finally fired today!

      Don’t worry about your “salty Texan” language Steve. Gave me a chuckle! it also points out (in a humorous way) why GM continues to post his drivel. Heck – if he actually knew when he would be “taking his last breath,” would it make any difference in his attitude here? I think not. He seems convinced in his secular, wanna-be superior state of mind, heart and soul. Therefore, we can conclude that his reasons for being here are not to find strength in the Lord, faith in Him as a shield, or trust in Him for help as he lives his short life (compared to eternity) on this earth.

      For me, I live with Psalm 28:7-9 in mind:

      Psalm 28:7
      The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
      And with my song I will praise Him.

      Psalm 28:8
      The LORD is their strength,
      And He is the saving refuge of His anointed.

      Psalm 28:9
      Save Your people,
      And bless Your inheritance;
      Shepherd them also,
      And bear them up forever.

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    • GMpilot Says:

      theacceptabledigest claims:

      A little FYI: David’s son by Bathsheba wasn’t a ‘bastard.’ I think the perfect scripture that applies to Mr. Pilot is Job 38:2 “Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?”

      According to this, Bathsheba’s child was conceived in an adulterous act, and the fact that she later married David doesn’t change that. Either they must have married before her pregnancy began to show, or everyone was led to believe that the child was Uriah’s (as David attempted to convince everyone).
      “Over and over again in the Scriptures we see God using saint and sinner alike to accomplish His will”, and here, a loyal soldier and and an infant child were just pawns in the plan to straighten David out.
      Your book, your belief, your problem.

      Hmmmm … So Trump isn’t a savvy business man because he’s filed several bankruptcies? Now Mr. Pilot, lets take a look at a few facts (I’ll type s l o w for you) instead of blathering ignorance that you heard on CNN, or was it the BBC?

      Awwww…what have you got against the BBC? They do have a longer (and better) reputation than FOX…or do you prefer DW? Or maybe RT?
      Bankruptcies? Hmm, how about…
      Trump Shuttle?
      Trump University, where he paid a $25 million settlement just after election day?
      Or Trump Taj Mahal? The odds are always with the house at a casino, but somehow Tr*mp defied the odds…and lost.
      Trump Vodka?
      How about some tasty Trump Steaks to go with it?
      Trump Magazine was one of several attempts to sell himself to the public. But it was a publication, and as we now know, he doesn’t like to read.

      Is he going to add Trump United States to his resume of failures? I hope not!

      Mr. Trump is worth several billion $ (with a B). He’s involved with real estate, hotels, golf courses, casinos, Sentient Jets LLC, and Trump Productions. Before becoming President and having his sons take over his businesses he was listed as a trustee, president or chairman of 530+ business entities. Around 1/2 of those the Trump name is also part of the company name. Currently the Trump organization has 157 pending trade marks in 36 different companies. So … seeing that stuff is just basic stuff for Mr. Trump, I think your b.s about his managing and/or leading skills is a bit presumptuous and typical of someone who can’t figure out whether to wind his ass or scratch his watch. (forgive me Christine)

      Mr. Tr*mp has boasted that he lives on debt, that he leverages it to help make the next ‘big deal’. Politics, however, doesn’t work that way. There’s no need for BS about his management and leadership skills–or lack thereof. His record speaks for itself.
      Since part of Christine’s point was to mention the salty language used by a General (as opposed to a businessman), I’m sure she’s heard even stronger words than yours. I say again, Tr*mp is no George Patton. Not even close.

      I sort of think Mr. Trump didn’t need the gig as President. To suggest he hasn’t been successful? Well, where’s your jumbo jet?

      Oh, he needed the gig. Having made himself persona non grata at so many US banks, he decided to tap into one of the biggest banks of all–the US Treasury. That’s a large part of what the Mueller investigation is about.
      I have no need for a Boeing 757 with my name on it. Do you? I have ridden a number of times in a KC-10, which is something Tr*mp can’t claim. More than that, I earned my right to be there, which he also can’t claim.

      And Mr. Trump didn’t “enact” tariffs … he simply reciprocated them.

      And instead of offering new incentives to keep US businesses here, he’s helping to drive them out. As for the tax cuts, tell me again how well you’re doing next January.

      And, I also take home about an extra $150 a month via the tax cut. Oh, I know, those dastardly rich people got a better deal, pathetic rich s.o.b’s!!!

      The Wall Street Journal–which I’m sure you’ll acknowledge is far from a left-wing publication—says otherwise.

      A little advice here Mr. Pilot, weigh your words when questioning what God does or what he doesn’t do. You don’t even have a say in when you’ll take your last breath.

      Everything people know about God is described in the best-selling book about him. A number of the things he is described as doing should be questioned. I seem to recall that even a couple of his chosen favorites sometimes questioned what he proposed to do. This isn’t the DPRK; a man should be able to speak his mind, especially if the Lord of the Universe is in a position to hear and (perhaps) respond to it.

      I didn’t have a say in when I took my first breath, either. Is that supposed to be a threat, or are you just trying to be profound?

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      • theacceptabledigest Says:

        Not too bad a track record for Trump’s business achievements … a few (few = 3 to 7) bankruptcies out of 530+ ventures. Hell, Obama was one for one … ie … the U.S.
        Oh, don’t be so sensitive GM. No one is “threatening” you. Death is something that takes care of itself.
        Sigh, again you repeat stuff from CNN along with their other 3 or 4 viewers which rings hollow. I don’t watch Fox News or any news as I don’t watch television. I know you’re a busy guy seeing you have time to respond to Christine’s posts. Take a few minutes to educate yourself …

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      • GMpilot Says:

        Oh, don’t be so sensitive GM. No one is “threatening” you. Death is something that takes care of itself.

        Oh, you’re just trying to be profound, then! Carry on.

        Sigh, again you repeat stuff from CNN along with their other 3 or 4 viewers which rings hollow. I don’t watch Fox News or any news as I don’t watch television.

        That means you either read, or you don’t follow the news at all. Given your stance here, I’ll assume the former is true. The Wall Street Journal had an experienced staff of reporters long before there was a CNN, so I don’t see how your casual dismissal applies at all.
        What I posted may ring hollow to you, but I don’t see you attempting to deny its accuracy. Guess you can’t.

        I know you’re a busy guy seeing you have time to respond to Christine’s posts. Take a few minutes to educate yourself …

        Christine tends to have a short attention span; if I don’t respond quickly, she’ll lose interest in her passion-of-the-moment. As her designated ‘favorite nemesis’. I have an obligation to respond as soon as possible. I’m talking with you now, though, and I can see that I’ll need to allow you more time, since you type so s-l-o-w-l-y.
        The video was a good one. Apart from C-SPAN, It’s not likely to be widely seen. But it told me little that I didn’t already know. Was there a point to this?

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      • christinewjc Says:

        Hey Steve! I don’t know how I missed your comment with the video of a cabinet meeting. Watched it today and the fact that our economy is booming shows how well President Trump is doing as the leader of our nation.

        You know that I had “reservations” about him in the beginning. Knowing that HilLIARy would win California, I knew that my vote for president would not matter in this state or nationally. However, I voted for Donald Trump back then mainly because I liked his VP choice – Mike Pence. Now, I’m very glad that I voted for both of them!

        Despite a 92% total of negativity from the media of mass deception, President Trump is drawing thousands to all of his rallies. We The People who are paying attention are NOT falling for the lies, deception, hatred, vitriol, defamation, etc. It would take a while to list all of the negative descriptions being spewed upon him! Thank the Lord that there are millions of people who see right through it all and are not falling for any of it!

        I really could relate to Karen Vaughn’s essay. She shares some of the negative points why some might think he’s not right for the role of the presidency. However, the reasons why many Christians and Conservatives voted for President Trump and continue to support him are because of the RESULTS he is achieving. I’ve seen and heard many Christians say, “we weren’t voting for a pastor!”

        You are smart not to watch TV! It’s truly disgusting what these cretins say about President Trump. But he just let’s it roll off his back or responds with a tweet that makes the media liars become taken aback, balk, and continue to look absolutely foolish in their desperation to destroy him.

        Of course, he’s not perfect. None of us are! No Christian is perfect either! We know that we are forgiven by a God who IS perfect! Thank you Jesus!

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  4. GMpilot Says:

    Since you’re in an answering mood today, hostess, I’ll ask once again: why do you say that God is not a monarch?

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  5. GMpilot Says:

    CJW: I really could relate to Karen Vaughn’s essay. She shares some of the negative points why some might think he’s not right for the role of the presidency. However, the reasons why many Christians and Conservatives voted for President Trump and continue to support him are because of the RESULTS he is achieving. I’ve seen and heard many Christians say, “we weren’t voting for a pastor!”

    Well, that’s good to hear, because you certainly didn’t get one!
    Funny that all you folks didn’t feel that way about Clinton…

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  6. christinewjc Says:

    In Dr. David Jeremiah’s repeat broadcast in the series “Slaying The Giants,” the segment on guilt is discussed and David’s sin with Bathsheba (as well as the murder of her husband Uriah to try and cover up her pregnancy by David) is discussed, and presented for the purpose of showing how God removes guilt from sinners when they confess and repent of their sins.

    Watch the broadcast:
    https://www.davidjeremiah.org/television

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  7. GMpilot Says:

    Well, at the time, god was still cool with blood sacrifices (since Jesus was still a few centuries away), and he had them: Uriah, abandoned and slain on the battlefield, and the unnamed child of David and Bathsheba’s adulterous relationship. Since god received his cut, he was obviously in a more forgiving mood. But I don’t suppose Dr. DJ mentioned that.

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