Books and Cupcakes July Book Photo Challenge

Day 10: Book Order

My beautiful copy of The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennetthat came in the mail yesterday ^^ (Plus one of the pages of my multifandom calendar :) )

Jack Clements
Born in Vancouver and now living on Salt Spring Island, B.C., Mr. Clements served with the 4th Canadian Armored Brigade. After arriving in Normandy in July, 1944, the Brigade made its way through Belgium and Holland and into Germany. “You were either terrified or you were bored out of your skull. Or you were relieved because you made it,” he told the Memory Project.

I was born in Vancouver. My father was a door-to-door salesman. He was in the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War, and then during the Second World War he was the recruiting sergeant for the Fraser Valley.

I enlisted on Jan. 1, 1943.

I had gone in mid-December, a buddy who I had known since Grade 5 and myself, and they said to come back on Jan. 1. We went back in and of course all the recruiting people had terrible hangovers.

I gave them my recruiting papers to sign. My father had already filled out the papers. The guy said, “You’ll have to come back. You’ve got your papers all mixed up.” And I said, “That’s my father. He couldn’t get over.” And he said, “Your father enlisted you?” I was 18.

I had been in the militia since I was 13. It was a machine gun regiment. When I enlisted, most of us were doing it – all my buddies. A friend and I joined up together. We headed downtown to join up. We went to see about the Navy. We went over to where the Navy headquarters were and it was shut. I can’t even remember why. So we thought, well, we’ll just go up the mountain and join up there with the Army. We weren’t even drinking. We got separated after basic training. My father was happy when I told him I was going to enlist. I don’t think my mother was happy. A lot of her friends were getting notifications that their kids were killed in Italy and places like that.

I don’t regret the decision to enlist at all. It was something I wanted to do, obviously. Otherwise I wouldn’t have done it. #lastweforget #weremember #WWII

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Anti-Obamacare movie producer hit with IRS audit...coincidentally, I'm sure

Logan Clements, producer of the anti-obamacare movie “Sick and Sicker”, has recently been the target willful participant of an audit by the IRS. And no one should be suspicious. It’s completely on the up and up.

From The Washington Times:

The producer of a new movie that criticizes Obamacare has reportedly become the latest prominent conservative slapped with an IRS audit.

Logan Clements, producer of “Sick and Sicker: ObamaCare Canadian Style,” announced via press release Tuesday that he is being audited for the first time ever.

“I had never been audited before I made this movie,” he says in a YouTube video. “There seems to be a pattern here.”

The news comes one month after the conservative Breitbart News announced that it, too, was being audited and that the action was probably politically motivated.

Mr. Clements‘ movie makes the case that Obamacare will eventually lead to socialized medicine like Canada.

In the video, he says the IRS is demanding a “ridiculously long list” of documents, including “a detailed description of all transactions related to all prior year returns and supporting documentation.”

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Look, there is an outside (very outside) chance that this was just a random audit. But if there’s anything that we’ve learned over the past couple of years, it’s that political targeting is real and must stop. Everyone, regardless of political leanings, should agree on this simple principle.

If you are a liberal/progressive/statist, I implore you to view this objectively and not through partisan lenses. This sort of thing is wrong. It was wrong when it was done to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and it’s wrong now. If you don’t stand against this sort of thing now, while your political opponents are the victims, you will eventually become the victims. The IRS, or any other organization, should never be used as a weapon to target anyone.

Red [stars] for those injured in battle, white for those missing in action… and the gold star go by the names of those killed in action. Look close, read the names. Some played football, some played basketball; some were swimmers. They went to dances, they fell in love… they all had hopes and dreams, just like you. I know because I was in Vietnam. It’s also a part of my history. There will always be debate about war. But never forget that behind the politics and the protests that you might have seen on TV about Vietnam that thousands of young Americans really close to your age were fighting and dying. What do we owe them…? Our gratitude. And always remember that they weren’t just fighting to protect our rights. They were fighting, they were sacrificing - they were risking everything to secure life, liberty, and the pursiut of happiness for people everywhere. It’s the same thing you owe your ancestors for the battles that they fought, whenever they fought them, to give you the liberty and freedoms that you have today.

So never forget.

—  Mr. Clements (Adam Baldwin) | | The Assignment