Not all of the epic stories of 2015 were political, although there were plenty of those, for sure. But we were also so well-supplied with awesome stories in culture that it was a real challenge to pick the best of 2015 for this list.
Somehow, we found a way.
Here are Conservative Tribune’s top 10 epic bombshells, justice missiles and truth grenades of the year that was:
Raymond Frolander was supposed to be babysitting an unnamed man’s son in Daytona Beach, Florida in 2014. Instead, the father found the sicko with his pants down, molesting the boy. That’s when the father sprung into action, beating Frolander to a pulp.
When asked about Frolander’s sentence, the father — who was not charged in the beating — responded, “He’s going to learn in the next 25 years why I let him live.” If he survives that long, that is.
Another sad case of pedophilia with an avenging father, this one occurred in Jacksonville, Florida, in August, where two boys entered a bathroom but only one came out.
When the father went to check on the younger sibling, he found a man coming out of a bathroom stall and his child inside, pulling up his pants. The father chased the pedophile, who managed to get away, albeit briefly.
Keith Andre Sykes, 33, was later found hiding inside a garbage dumpster. The homeless sicko was taken into custody, and no doubt has a long prison sentence ahead of him.
After a motorcycle accident put her husband Matt into a coma, Danielle Davis of Savannah, Georgia, was told to pull the plug on her husband. However, she kept hoping against hope that God would heal her beloved spouse.
“I knew that God could get us through that,” Davis said. “I didn’t think it was too big for God.”
After two years of her praying and waiting, Matt finally opened his eyes and told Danielle just two words: “I’m trying.”
According to doctors, Matt has since made an “unprecedented” recovery. We couldn’t be happier for them both, and for proving that miracles do happen.
The semicolon tattoo was one of our top viral stories of 2015. It’s been a movement for those who have been affected by or who have attempted suicide, in order to raise awareness about mental health.
“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life,” founder Amy Bluel says on the Christ-centered group’s website.
“As we set forth in the project, we committed to loving with a Christ-like love those who are struggling. We inspire others through the very thing that brought us to continuance in our own stories,” the Project Semicolon website said. “This by no means excludes any other beliefs or religions, as we accept them all. For we are all in this together. I ask you stick around with us for this journey. We might surprise you in the end with the outcome.”
That “click” was the sound of a rifle’s trigger, saving a father and son who refused to renounce their faith though they were about to be killed. The story came out of Syria this August, as Islamic State group savages were trying to “cleanse” a town on the Turkish border of all its Shiite residents. The father and son were set to be beheaded in the town square.
“A tall bearded man emerged and drew a long knife,” an eyewitness said. “He began addressing the crowd and slapping the father and his son around the head and kicking them onto the floor.”
Then the sniper hit.
“The ISIS thug who was about to decapitate the father was shot in the head and collapsed,” the eyewitness continued. “Everyone just stared in confusion. “The sniper then dispatched the two henchmen with single shots — three kills with three bullets. It was a good day’s work.”
In a year of anti-police sensationalism, it was refreshing to see a story that showed just how good police officers are for America. When a London, Kentucky, officer found a man trying to steal a can of baby formula for his newborn, he decided not to arrest him. Instead, he let him go.
“As a police officer, it’s not black and white for us,” said Officer Justin Roby. “There’s a lot of gray. And you have to cipher through everything and you really need to figure out the whole story.”
“Me citing him for court wouldn’t have done any good for him,” Roby added. “He’s already short on money, can’t afford formula, so me making him appear in court, he’s still not going to have any food for that baby.”
Sadly, the degenerate Phelps clan of Topeka, Kansas — proprietors and ersatz clerics of the sickening Westboro Baptist Church — spent another year protesting veterans’ funerals and inexplicably making the Rev. Al Sharpton look like St. Thomas Aquinas.
However, that didn’t mean some patriotic Americans didn’t have some fun at their expense — in particular, this veteran from Wilmington, Delaware.
When 64-year-old Richard Pierce saw members of the church stomping on an American flag during one of their pathetic protests — this time at the funeral of Joe Biden’s son, who was a veteran — Pierce threw his coffee at them.
“So many people have died in defense of that flag,” Pierce said. “I don’t care who you are, you are not going to disrespect the flag. And if I have to go to jail to defend that flag, I’m going to do it. I take that very strongly.”
Peyton Manning ended the year getting smeared by the Islamist sympathizers at Al Jazeera, but before that, he managed to give a massive surprise to a military wife who wanted to arrange a meeting between her husband and the Denver quarterback.
Kristen Patterson sent Manning a letter about the meeting with her husband, a massive Manning fan, but forgot to include contact information. That’s when Manning called the Alaska State Troopers to track down the family so he could surprise her hero husband.
“(Kristen) enjoyed the fact that she is the greatest wife ever and there was nothing I could ever do to top this,” Sgt. Patterson said. “If you asked me who is the one person, anybody in the world, I want to meet, I would immediately say Peyton Manning and she made that happen.”
In a year where liberals called Christian bakers religious extremists and President Barack Obama tried to paint actual religious extremism as “workplace related” violence, it was good to see one institution embracing religion by offering employees a chance to pray.
At a Panama City, Florida, Waffle House, Paige Price found employees in a prayer circle as the shift changed.
“They gathered in their little circle, spoke a soft prayer, and went on about their business. Why am I posting this? The world that Ive grown up in for 23 years is changing fast and to see this just made my heart smile,” she wrote on social media.
“Maybe there’s hope for our country after all,” Price said. “I applaud these people for standing up for what they believe in and not worrying about offending others or what others may think/say about them.”
A man was told by his wife to go out of town for her birthday, as she didn’t want to be reminded of her aging. However, he was sure she was cheating. So, in a letter to the San Francisco Globe, he described how he got her: by throwing a surprise party and inviting her entire family.
“Well as I throw open the door, we all yell surprise! But the surprise was on us and there was my wife, butt naked with her lover staring at us wide eyed,” the man remarked.
“Mom drops the cake, sister screams, father begins to shout. I pretend like I’m horrified to which her friends try to push everyone out while yelling at her.”
“My wife, excuse me, ex-wife is sobbing and screaming how could I while the lover is desperately trying to put his pants on while running out of the place.”
These were the epic stories that defined the best of 2015. No doubt, there will be plenty more justice, inspiration and laughs in 2016!
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