At a recent gathering of friends the topic of military charities arose. We’ve been concerned with some disturbing facts recently released about extraordinarily high overhead, administrative costs and irregularities among such entities. We want to support our troops and our veterans but we also want to know that as much of our donations as possible go to helping our troops. Our friends & neighbors, April & Nick Popaditch offered to vett some military charities and true to their word, they did. Below is the Gunny’s list and the Gunny’s Wife’s list of their favorite military charities. Our trusted Military Charities.
Semper Fi Fund “Serving Those Who Preserve Our Freedom” Karen Guenther, President, Chief Executive Officer, and founder Karen Guenther, registered nurse with more than two decades of experience and the spouse of an active duty United States Marine Corps Colonel, is the inspiration behind the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund: a nonprofit organization supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation “Celebrating 50 Years of Honoring Marines By Educating Their Children” Margaret B. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer Margaret was appointed President and CEO of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation in March 2009. Margaret is a granddaughter of a WWI Marine Corporal. Married to retired Marine Major General Andrew “Drew” Davis, and also has a daughter in the Marine Corps, 2nd LT Katharine Davis.
Thank you in advance for giving what you can to help our troops. As you well know, it is the private sector’s generosity that makes a world of difference in the lives of our troops. It’s Christmas as I write this but this post will be disseminated often. Please, whenever you see this post, dig deep in the spirit of Christmas. Your donation can make a world of difference in the life of a service member. Thank you and, Semper Fi from the four of us in San Diego. April, Nick, Teri & James
Nick Popaditch is once again in New York! He will appear on the Great American Panel on the Sean Hannity Show on FNC tonight! Please make a note to watch and/or set your DVR’s for this must see T.V. (Check local listings for times in your area.)
As many of you know, over the past year or so, I have volunteered and assisted several campaigns. None are as personal to me as this one. You see, I live in the California 51stCongressional District. I have witnessed, first hand, the havoc wreaked by this President and Congress’ economic policy. I can literally see Mexico from my house. I know the need for a secure border. I can also see November from my house. Please help me, help Nick Popaditch flip this house! A brighter view is in sight!
I was, somewhat, kidding Nick one day. I quipped: “Once elected, I DO have your cell phone number and I will use it”
His response to my slightly snarky comment was: “You and the rest of California’s 51stCongressional district will be my commanding officer. I will take your mission to the hill! Semper Fi” I absolutely believe him!
People continuously ask me “what is wrong with your State?” The answer to that question can, and has filled volumes! I know a bit about what is wrong with “my” State, but I also know what is right with it. Many of us have been working diligently to right the wrongs of the progressive demise of California. It won’t be a quick fix, but the Golden State will shine again! Let’s start at the Mexico border and move North! Let not your heart be troubled; Nick Popaditch is an example of what is RIGHT about California!
“What Do I believe in? I believe in limited Government, Strong National Defense and the traditional American Family.”Nick Popaditch
Nick Popaditch is a retired U.S. Marine campaigning for Congress in the 51st district running against incumbent Bob Filner (D). Understanding and believing in duty to country and his community, Nick is redeploying once again to serve and protect the liberties that make this nation truly exceptional.
This former Marine Tank Commander is also known as ”The Cigar Marine” from the AP photo (April 2003) on major front page newspapers in the U.S. of the historic event that truly symbolized the liberation of Baghdad as the 1st Tank Battalion Marines pulled down a statue of Saddam Hussein.
“Gunny Pop” was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry for his actions on April 6 and 7, 2004, while commanding a tank in Fallujah, Iraq and was also awarded the Purple Heart.
Nick was medically retired from the Marines in 2005 at the rank of Gunnery Sergeant from wounds sustained in combat in the battle of Fallujah.
He is the author of Once A Marine an Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery. The book holds an honored spot on the United States Marine Corps Professional Reading program, also known as the Commandant’s reading list. Marine Corps University recommends
Once A Marine for every rank from Private to General.
You can order your signed copy of “Once A Marine” here.
On the Economy and Obamanomics
“Only A Liar, only a liar could look somebody straight in the face, after you took over the economy at 7.5% unemployment, jack it up to over 10% and tell them how many jobs you have saved. Only a liar can do that.” Nick Popaditch.
“If you’re in the 51st congressional district, we’ve had some hard times. If you’re still down there after the recession you are a survivor. You are not looking for a handout. You are looking for the Government to stop pulling the rug out. That is what you are looking for.” Nick Popaditch.
“What do you need? You need representation. I’ll go up there and say no, I’ll start saying no so you can start saying yes in your life. You can say yes to lower taxes, you can say yes to a job; you can say yes to business growth, you can say yes on your Street when we start saying no to Washington D.C.” Nick Popaditch.
It is obvious that these times call for a warrior to represent this all important area. Bob Filner has represented this district for 18 years. His ultra progessive policies have done nothing to help the 51st. In fact, the unemployment rate in the Imperial Valley region of the 51st is the HIGHEST OF ANY DISTRICT IN THE NATION!
You can find additional information on this Warrior for Congress here:
TKO delivered by Nick @Popaditch. Please watch, the debate speaks for itself :
A Picture speaks a thousand words and this one is priceless. This is what happens when you try to debate Nick @Popaditch ! I have some strong commentary about this debate, which I attended but I shall wait! I want to know what you think! Please watch and comment. If you think Nick won this debate, please consider donating to his campaign . Thank you from the California 51st Congressional District!
The format will be an opening statement and closing statement of one minute. There will be three sections to the debate, each section utilizing a different format. First section will be direct question and response. Second section will be single candidate questions with rebuttal and response. Third section will be an all-candiate “lightning round” where a question is asked of both candidates and each will have 45 seconds to respond.
This is a winnable race and one that is personal to me! I live in the California 51st Congressional district and have witnessed the destruction wreaked on this area due to “progressive” policies. This is the year we begin to take back California. What better place to start than at the border district!
Please help me re-deploy the Gunny! This time, to Washington D.C.. He will “Charge that hill.” Even if you cannot vote for Nick, he will vote for you! If you cannot be at this event, you can still help with your contribution http://tinyurl.com/24x28qn
The Gunny will be on the Rick Amato radio show, this evening from 9-11 p.m. pst. Please do not miss this opportunity to hear Nick @Popaditch. This is by no means an easy election in the California 51st Congressional district. All elections are National. Even if you cannot vote for Nick, he will vote for you!
Please tune in to www.kcbq.com to listen live online, and join our tweet stream @AmatoTalk ! Show the Gunny how much he means to you! There are precious few of us online from the #CA51, so am encouraging a high level of listenership. We are getting close. November is in our sights. Now is the time to step it up, let’s walk the talk.
If you do not know about Nick Popaditch, his website is a great way to begin. I will also be posting non-stop about him, so just tweet me if you have any questions on this exceptional candidate!
Nick is travelling this district non-stop and will be at many events between now and election day. One that I would like to call your attention to is the Comedy Store in La Jolla :
This event will be held on October 12, 7:00 pm at The Comedy Store in La Jolla. The address is 916 Pearl Street, La Jolla CA 92038
Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. The cost is $50.00 per person or $75.00 per couple. All proceeds benefit Nick Popaditch for Congress. For more information and to purchase tickets please contact Sutton Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 562-242-4760 (Must be 21 years of age or older.) This promises to be an evening to remember. The Gunny at the Comedy Store! You will be able to say you saw him when!
This former Marine Tank Commander is also known as “The Cigar Marine” from the AP photo (April 2003) on major front page newspapers in the U.S. of the historic event that truly symbolized the liberation of Baghdad as the 1st Tank Battalion Marines pulled down a statue of Saddam Hussein.
“Gunny Pop” was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry for his actions on April 6 and 7, 2004, while commanding a tank in Fallujah, Iraq and was also awarded the Purple Heart. Nick was medically retired from the Marines in 2005 at the rank of Gunnery Sergeant from wounds sustained in combat in the battle of Fallujah.
He is the author of Once A Marine an Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery. The book holds an honored spot on the United States Marine Corps Professional Reading program, also known as the Commandant’s reading list. Marine Corps University recommends Once A Marine for every rank from Private to General.You can order your signed copy of “Once A Marine” here : http://www.onceamarine.com/purchase-once-a-marine-book.htm
ALL elections are National. Let’s Flip This House!