Marine veteran rocks particularly patriotic outfit while receiving award from police for saving lives


YUMA, AZ – Video footage was released last week which showed a hero disarming a robber in a convenience store in Yuma, Arizona.  While the quick and decisive actions of this man caught everyone’s attention, so too did the clothing he chose to wear while receiving an award.

James Kilcer, the US Marine veteran who was seen on video confronting an armed man, hitting him with a bag of groceries, and taking the gun from him is certainly deserving of a medal. 

Since his actions undoubtedly saved lives and loss of property, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office decided to provide him with an award for his bravery. 

In a press release, they said:

“Sheriff Leon Wilmot presented Mr. Kilcer the YCSO Citizen’s Valor Award “For extraordinary heroism and exceptional courage while voluntarily coming to the aid of another citizen during an incident involving criminal activity at extreme, life-threatening, personal risk in an attempt to save or protect human life.” The YCSO Citizen’s Valor Award is the highest award for citizens whose actions warrant recognition.”

Kilcer showed up to the ceremony while wearing a Make America Great Again Hat as well as a shirt that had the saying, “Let’s go Brandon” emblazoned on the front next to an American Flag. 

For those that do not know, ‘Let’s go Brandon’ is a saying used to mock Joe Biden. 

Kilcer, his obvious support for former President Donald Trump and his choice of clothing while accepting the award is gaining notoriety, with some in favor and others not so much. 

Some of those particularly triggered who made their opinions known on their disdain for Kilcer’s attire.

@boh_swagger said: “Sorry can’t like anyone wearing the bloody hat.” 

@TimH_OK said: “I appreciate the guy’s service, but I just lost all respect for him.”

@budhoff66 said: “Proving that even the most terrible of people can sometimes do good things…”

The incident in which Kilcer earned his award happened on October 20th at a store located on Frontage Road around 4:30 am.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office alleges that two masked men entered the business and one of them was armed with a gun.

One of the suspect’s pointed a gun at the clerk as he walked beside Kilcer.  Kilcer, without missing a beat, grabbed the man’s firearm with his left hand while striking the suspect in the head with a bag of drinks and snacks he had just purchased from the store.

The suspect who did not have a gun fell backward and then fled with a third suspect who was standing just outside the door.  Kilcer held the once armed suspect in the store until the Sheriff’s Office arrived.  The Sheriff’s Office said:

“The other two suspects fled the area when they witnessed their fellow criminal stopped.  The customer was able to detain the suspect he disarmed until law enforcement arrived.”

Deputies questioned Kilcer trying to determine exactly what happened, and how he knew to perform the gun takeaway with such ease.  Kilcer told them:

“The Marine Corp taught me not to [mess] around.”

The suspect who was apprehended by law enforcement was a juvenile and not named.  He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and armed robbery charges.  The other two suspects have not been apprehended as of yet.

Kilcer spoke to Fox News about the incident and said:

“I turn around to go and leave, kind of walkout and as I’m turning around, I hear the door kind of open real aggressively.  At that point, the ‘spidey senses’ tingled a little bit…’ [I] decided that’s the guy that I’m going to hit.  I was actually going to take control of his head and the gun at the same time, and the bag just happened to be heavy and attached to me and it smashed him right in the face.”

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Four of the top songs in iTunes are ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ – and the movement is spreading (op-ed)


NEW YORK, NY –While it is not unusual for a rap song to hit number one on any chart, it is very unusual for that rap song to be political.  And yet, here we are in 2021 when a rap song has hit number one on iTunes titled, ‘Let’s go Brandon.’

For those that do not know, the phrase ‘Let’s go Brandon’ was born after a NASCAR event in which driver Brandon Brown was being interviewed by NBC. 

As the reporter was interviewing Brown, the crowd in the background could be heard chanting “F*** Joe Biden.”  When the interviewer heard this, for whatever reason, she said that the crowd was shouting, “Let’s go Brandon.” 

And like that, a social media frenzy started.

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Shortly after the phrase hit social media stardom, rappers Bryson Gray, Tyson James, and Chandler Crump rapped a song that quickly rose to the top of the charts.  In the song, Gray, who is seen wearing an “Impeach Biden” shirt and a Make America Great Again hat, speaks about the COVID vaccine mandates as well as gun rights.  In the rap, Gray says:

“When you ask questions, they start banning.”

Gray, James, and Crump were not the only rappers to cash in on the ‘Let’s go Brandon’ phrase. 

Rapper Loza Alexander also released his version of the ‘Let’s go Brandon’ social media hit.  In his song, he uses the infamous clip in which the phrase was born.  Alexander raps:

“Tried to cover up, but tell the people, ‘Go Brandon…But we know what they sayin,’ though.  You can hear the chant in every post…Don’t nobody want this commie ‘cause we not in China.”

Both versions of this song mentioned above rose to iTunes stardom and at one point were in the number one and two spots on the charts.  Something that should cause concern when it comes to the Democratic base.

Democrats have long aligned themselves in many fashions with the minority population. 

Even President Joe Biden, when he was running for the presidency, made this known when he made a statement during an interview, “I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

Democratic leaders have alleged over the years that their party is the one that is for anyone who is a minority in the country.  They claim to pass agendas that are designed to enhance minorities’ rights and claim that Republicans attempt to pass agendas that would limit them.

Now, with two popular rap songs coming out that are seemingly against President Biden and his agenda, the question Democrats should be asking themselves is are these rappers simply cashing in on a phrase, or do they believe it?  Moreover, do those people that have caused these songs to get the number one spot on iTunes believe it?

Maybe that’s why YouTube removed the video of Gray’s version of ‘Let’s go Brandon.’  According to Gray:

“YouTube has banned ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ son from YouTube due to ‘medical information.’  What medical misinformation is in the song?  Whoa.”

Gray then shared snapshots that YouTube sent to him saying that his channel “now has 1 active strike.’  The reason YouTube gave for the strike?  Medical misinformation:

“YouTube doesn’t allow claims about COVID-19 vaccinations that contradict expert consensus from local health authorities or the World Health Organization (WHO).”


The lines in Gray’s version of the song that apparently speak misinformation, according to YouTube, is:

“The various shots the people are getting now cover that…They’re, They’re, they’re okay.  You’re not gonna, you’re not gonna get COVID if you have these vaccinations…Biden said the jab stop the spread, it was lies (I remember)…If you ask questions ‘bout the vax, then they gonna ban us.”

Even though some social media sites have been the ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ songs, it did nothing to stop their popularity, especially when they top very famous singers like Adele.  Thankfully, YouTube has reversed its decision and now is allowing the video on their platform.


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