Saturday, June 08, 2019

Radio : Débat sur le 75ème anniversaire du Jour J et la visite européenne de Donald Trump

Le 5 juin 2019, le patron d'émission du Libre journal du Nouveau Monde recevait trois invités à Radio Courtoisie pour aborder le 75ème anniversaire du Jour J. Le blog Instapundit de Glenn Reynolds a notamment été évoqué (35:06 ou -53:27), en relation avec son "meme" Punch Back Twice as Hard

Cliquez sur le lien pour entendre l'émission de 80 minutes…
Evelyne Joslain, assistée de Nathalie, reçoit :
  • Paul Reen, président des Républicains en France
  • Antoinette Lorrain, vice-présidente des Républicains en France
  • Erik Svane, chargé des médias pour les Républicains en France
Thème : “Hommage à tous ceux qui ont participé au Débarquement, à l’occasion de son soixante-quinzième anniversaire”
Immédiatement après leur participation à l'émission, les trois invités s'embarquaient en trois voitures pour la Normandie avec trois ou quatre autres amis afin de participer au 75ème anniversaire du Jour J le lendemain.
Rappelons que Evelyne Joslain est l'auteur d'une poignée de livres sur les États-Unis.

Friday, June 07, 2019

Nancy Pelosi Poses with Blogger in a… MAGA Cap

Among the huge crowds that turned up in Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day (read a brief account of the battle here) were a number of VIPs from the American political scene:
Among the numerous administration heavyweights and politicians present were Rick Perry…
…John Bolton…
…Deborah Wasserman Schultz (who, when I asked her when she would join the race for president, replied "Never")…
…and Nancy Pelosi (who does not seem to have noticed the prank being played on her)


Speaking of anniversaries, incidentally (even if the anniversaries happen to be — far — less important ones), No Pasarán has been celebrating its 15th birthday this Spring. Of the more than 13,300 posts written on the blog over the past decade and a half, I consider the following two to be among the most important:

The Era of the Drama Queens: Every Crisis Is a Triumph

The Leftist Worldview in a Nutshell:
A world of Deserving Dreamers Vs. Despicable Deplorables

Photos from the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy

Here Rests in Honored Glory
Known But to God
The story of D-Day:
An Overview of Operation Overlord
(merci to Instapundit for the link)
American troops look across the peaceful terrain that was so deadly
on June 6, 1944, that their predecessors called it Bloody Omaha
Getting ready for the 21-gun salute at Omaha Beach
VIPs landing on the sand near Colleville-sur-Mer
The Normandy American Cemetery on the 75th anniversary of D-Day:
With a Frenchman, an Englishman, and a handful of U.S. Republicans in France, we headed out to Normandy a day earlier (to an airBNB on June 5) in pouring rain, and the following day, the weather had cleared up — just like in 1944
Why, yes my daddy is a United States Marine
— how did you guess?
Paul Wirth, a few hours before being named Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Paul Wirth's shirt says it all: 5 battle stars — Omaha Beach (2nd Wave), France,
The Bulge, Belgium, Germany (1st Americans into Berlin)
No Regrets Tour: The sign for a 100-year-old vet by
the name of Sidney seems to be a dig at a previous president
All World War II veterans are at least in their 90sone outfit that is instrumental in bringing them back to the battlefields of their youth is the Best Defense Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of all vets with Battlefield Return, Operation Archive and Transition Programs
The Macrons and the Trumps meet at the Normandy American Cemetery
Moving speeches were made by the presidents of France and the United States
Smaller allies who participated in the Normandy landings were given their due, with
 Macron mentioning the Danes, among others, while Trump brought up the Norwegians
After becoming the fifth veteran to be named Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur,
Paul Wirth won't let go of Donald Trump but insists on a final word
A sailor from the Pacific War made it to Europe's battlefields; When posing for the photo,
he told me, in no uncertain terms, "Now, hold your back up straight!"