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May 28, 2015

Gov. Bobby Jindal Says Rand Paul Is Unfit To Be Commander-In-Chief - Thank you Jindal I agree!

Gov. Bobby Jindal Says Rand Paul Is Unfit To Be Commander-In-Chief

Governor Bobby Jindal was so incensed by Rand Paul's ISIS comments, that he jumped onto Sean Hannity's airwaves to express his outrage. Paul had blamed 'Republican Hawks' for 'creating' ISIS earlier in the day while speaking with MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.

Wild Thing's comment.............

Rand Paul needs to learn we have had enough of his shit and the same kind of thing from Obama and the left. I am fed up with Republican saying things thinking we will tolerate it from them because they are registered Republicans.

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U.S. Air Force Pilots Not Being Given Permission From Obama To Engage ISIS Targets in Iraq

U.S. Air Force Pilots Not Being Given Permission from Obama To Engage ISIS Targets in Iraq

USAF general says bureaucracy hindering air war against ISIS

F-18 Pilot: "There were times I had groups of ISIS fighters in my sights and couldn't get clearance to engage. They probably killed innocent people and spread evil because of my inability to kill them, it was frustrating"

Hands are tied: Fox News Jennifer Griffin says they talked to an F-18 pilot and he stated that they are not getting clearance from higher ups to engage the enemy.

One Air Force General who talked to Fox News says there is one reason these strike are not happening-- The Obama White House-- They caused this bottleneck in the chain of command

You can watch the video , it is the report from Fox News' Jennifer Griffin. She says that 75% of U.S. planes are returning without dropping their ordnance.

Wild Thing's comment.............

This makes me furious, I feel so badly for our troops.

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Obama's EPA Grants Itself Power To Regulate Ponds, Ditches, Puddles

Obama's EPA Grants Itself Power To Regulate Ponds, Ditches, Puddles

The EPA has released its Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule critics say would allow the agency to regulate waterways previously not under federal jurisdiction, including puddles, ditches and isolated wetlands.

Republicans, farmers and industrial groups have called the rule an EPA “power grab” because it extends the agency’s powers to new heights. Environmentalists and the Obama administration, however, argue the WOTUS rule is necessary for protecting water quality.

No matter how you spin it, the EPA’s WOTUS rule does expand the agency’s authority, and creates new avenues for environmental groups to sue projects they want to stop from moving forward.

“The administration’s decree to unilaterally expand federal authority is a raw and tyrannical power grab that will crush jobs,” House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement.

“Despite their assurances, it appears that EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have failed to keep their promises to Congress and the American people,” echoed Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe. “In fact, instead of fixing the overreach in the proposed rule, remarkably, EPA has made it even broader.”

Farmers and industry groups worry the new WOTUS rule will expand EPA reach over isolated wetlands, ponds and ditches that have a “significant nexus” to navigable waters — a vague standard employed by the EPA to regulate bodies of water.

Wild Thing's comment..............

Obama and his many power grabbing administration are killing our nation. I sure hope and pray that if we can get a republican president (Perry is my wish) he will stop and change back all these insane regulations. Please God let this happen.

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Judge orders Hillary Clinton email releases every 30 days

Judge orders Hillary Clinton email releases every 30 days

A federal judge issued an order Wednesday requiring the State Department to make public batches of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails every 30 days starting next month.

U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras also set particular targets for the agency to meet each month as it wades through the roughly 30,000 emails totaling about 55,000 pages. (The percentages set for each disclosure can be viewed in the judge’s written order, posted here.)

The monthly disclosure essentially splits the difference between the State Department’s most recent proposal of releases every 60 days and lawyers for Vice News reporter Jason Leopold, who proposed releases every two weeks.

The State Department initially proposed releasing the vast majority of the emails in a single batch by next January, but Contreras rejected that suggestion, citing the public interest in the materials.

Clinton, now a Democratic candidate for president, has said she wants the emails released by State as quickly as possible.

Vice News sought the emails and other records from Clinton’s office last year under the Freedom of Information Act and filed suit earlier this year when the media outlet received no substantive response.

Clinton returned the 55,000 pages of emails to her former agency in December after an October request to four former secretaries asking for any official records in their possession. The former secretary, who used a private account for all her emails during her four years as America’s top diplomat, also has said she had erased a roughly equivalent number of emails her lawyers determined to be personal or private.

Wild Thing's comment...............

Weill see if she so does this or not. She is so corrupt, a real criminal .

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May 27, 2015

Gregg Abbott vs. Obama's Executive Amnesty

Gregg Abbott vs. Obama's Executive Amnesty

On the Kelly File, Michelle Malkin discusses Governor Gregg Abbott's fight against executive amnesty - "Thank God there are still public officials who believe in the Rule of Law.

Wild Thing's comment...........

Good for Michelle, I agree with her.

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Love This! Mark Levin Rips FLOTUS A New One: AHHH SHUT UP!! Can't You Ever Say Anything Positive About Our Country

Love This! Mark Levin Rips FLOTUS A New One: AHHH SHUT UP!! Can't You Ever Say Anything Positive About Our Country

Wild Thing's comment.........

LOL I love how Mark puts things.

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Federal appeals court deals blow to President Obama’s amnesty

Federal appeals court deals blow to President Obama’s amnesty

The Washington Times

A federal appeals court upheld an injunction against President Obama’s new deportation in a ruling Tuesday that marks the second major legal setback for an administration that had insisted its actions were legal.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Texas, which had sued to stop the amnesty, on all key points, finding that Mr. Obama’s amnesty likely broke the law governing how big policies are to be written.

“The public interest favors maintenance of the injunction,” the judges wrote in the majority opinion.

“We live in a nation governed by a system of checks and balances, and the president’s attempt to bypass the will of the American people was successfully checked again today,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who, as his state’s attorney general last year, began the lawsuit challenging the new amnesty.

Twenty-five states joined Texas in suing to halt the amnesty, arguing they would bear new costs in having to issue driver’s licenses to the illegal immigrants and provide health care and other services to them. The states said the president’s actions were unconstitutional or, at the very least, illegal.

First a district court, and now a federal appeals court, have sided with Texas, serving as twin legal rebukes to Mr. Obama and his defenders, who had insisted the steps he took were consistent with the law and with previous presidents’ actions.

The rulings do not affect Mr. Obama’s 2012 amnesty for so-called Dreamers, which has already granted tentative legal status to more than 600,000 illegal immigrants, and it also doesn’t take away Mr. Obama’s ability to decline to deport illegal immigrants. That means none of the more than 4 million people in question are likely to be kicked out of the country.

But the judges have ruled that Mr. Obama can’t go further and grant many of those people an affirmative status carrying all sorts of benefits, including driver’s licenses, tax credits and preferential work status under the terms of Obamacare.

Wild Thing's comment...............

Mark Levin explains the federal court SMACK DOWN of Obama’s illegal amnesty like only he can.CLICK FOR LINK TO VIDEO.

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May 26, 2015

Texas Governor Declares States Of Emergency, More Severe Weather Expected

Texas Ravaged by Severe Weather and The New York Times Louie Bond called it a tsunami, a surge of water that began late Saturday night with torrential rains in Texas' Hill Country and raced down the bluff-lined valley ...5 dead, 12 missing as severe weather continues in Texas ... Days of flash flooding, tornadoes and historic rainfall across central Texas and Oklahoma swept away hundreds of homes and left at least five people dead and ... The other eight were missing, along with four others from the area, apparently lost in the torrent that capped weeks of rain and violent weather across Texas and Oklahoma. The weekend’s weather left three people known dead in the two states, and more heavy rain and tornadoes pummeled Texas on Monday.

Texas Governor Declares States Of Emergency, More Severe Weather Expected

Texas governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen ( VIDEO AT LINK)

The governor of Texas on Monday declared states of disaster in 24 counties, citing the severe weather and flash flooding that have killed at least two people.

The state has been pounded by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands of residents without electrical power.

In declaring the states of disaster in 24 counties, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said: “The State of Texas has taken brisk action in dispatching all available resources to aid those affected by this severe weather system.

“My thoughts and prayers are with all the communities that are suffering as a result of this weather disaster, and I am grateful for the first responders who have worked tirelessly to provide shelter, care and resources to all impacted areas,” he said.

Widespread severe thunderstorms were forecast for Monday in north-central and northeast Texas and southern Oklahoma, likely bringing destructive winds, tornadoes and hail, the National Weather Service said.

The Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm and flash-flood warnings as well as tornado watches throughout the region.

The most intense storms threatening Texas and Oklahoma were likely to strike in the late afternoon and early evening, according to meteorologist Brian Lada.

“Damaging wind gusts and frequent lightning strikes can occur,” he said.

Parts of the area have received more than a foot and a half of rain since May 1, which is six times more than the area typically receives in all of May, Accuweather said.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Praying for you Tom and everyone in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Gen. Mark Welsh, the head of the U.S. Air Force warns that severe defense budget cuts will impact U.S. air superiority against enemies

Budget cuts impact US ability to fight the enemy, Air Force general warns

FOX News

In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Gen. Mark Welsh, the head of the U.S. Air Force, warns that severe defense budget cuts will impact U.S. air superiority against enemies that the nation may not be thinking about right now.

“China and Russia are two good examples of countries who will be fielding capability in the next three to five years; if they stay on track, that is better than what we currently have in many areas,” Welsh said during a three-day visit to Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.
“Fighter aircraft in the next three to five years that have more capability than what we currently have sitting on the ramp. The F-35 will stay a generation ahead of them. F-22 will, too. Everything else we have will not stay ahead. The gap has closed.”

Until the first night of the air war against ISIS in Syria last October, the F-22 had never been used in combat. It's stealth, flies nearly twice the speed of sound and Fox News has since learned the F-22 has led nearly every air combat mission over Syria since.

I think we saw a lot of what the F-22 can do, but you certainly didn't see all it can do,” Welsh said.

Welsh, who graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1976, is concerned about the future.

“By 8 to 10 years from now, we could be facing as many as 50 countries who use Russian and Chinese top-end fighters today,” Welsh said. When asked how much of Russia and China’s innovations in fighter jet technology is based on stolen U.S. technology, Welsh just smiled.

"When you look at pictures you go, ‘man -- that looks familiar,’" Welsh said during the interview with Fox.

And budget cuts have trimmed more than planes.

“We are 200,000 people fewer in the active component. That's 40 percent less than we were during the first Gulf War. It's a dramatically different Air Force," Welsh explained.

Wild Thing's comment.........

As citizens that are paying attention we are all very aware of what these cut backs will cost our country and our troops in what they need to fight the enemy. Too bad Obama and his ilk do not want us to be the most powerful country in the world, he wants us to be weak like he is.

I am glad this Gen. is speaking out as much as he can.

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A quick bit of the 4 hour long Rolling Thunder 2015 & the Saluting Marine

A quick bit of the 4 hour long Rolling Thunder 2015 & the Saluting Marine

Wild Thing's comment........

I always look forward to seeing the saluting Marine.

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Rolling Thunder brings out emotional tributes to fallen

Rolling Thunder brings out emotional tributes to fallen

Wild Thing's comment..........

I love so much that they do this the Memorial Day weekend.

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May 25, 2015

Memorial Day and Every Day We Remember Them

Here's to all the fallen soldiers in wars past and present.

“God of our fathers, who by land and sea have ever led us to victory, please continue your inspiring guidance in this the greatest of all conflicts. Strengthen my soul so that the weakening instinct of self-preservation, which besets all of us in battle, shall not blind me of my duty to my own manhood, to the glory of my calling, and to my responsibility to my fellow soldiers. Grant to our armed forces that disciplined valor and mutual confidence which insures success in war. Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived. If it be my lot to die, let me do so with courage and honor in a manner which will bring the greatest harm to the enemy, and please, oh Lord, protect and guide those I shall leave behind. Give us the victory, Lord. " -General George Patton

"Tell them, tell them when you get home that I gave all of my tomorrow's so they could have today!"

Those are the words on a tombstone, far across the Pacific, of someone who gave up his life for our future.

Were those words uttered so that those of us who are left could just enjoy our lives without "getting involved", or were they written to remind us that the work of freedom and liberty is never done?

Were those words written ,to suggest to us that it is not our job nor our responsibility to keep alive what they fought and died for, or were they written to remind us that we were given the opportunity of life so that we would continue to defend, and keep alive the memory of what they gave their last full measure for?

Let us here today, tonight, tomorrow, next month and next year - remember these gallant defenders of our freedom.

Most were not heroes as defined by the most hallowed Medal of Honor nor even as defined by the silver or bronze star.

They were ALL Heroes

Yes they were heroes, because without hesitation they fought for our country when they were asked to defend her.

They left their families, friends and good times behind and went to fight for our freedom without hesitation.

Some -- never even fired their weapons because they were killed before they ever reached the beach.

But they were heroes because they were there, ready to fight for America - for family, flag and country.

Most were scared to death as they prepared to meet the enemy. Their stomachs were turned upside down and they prayed to God and wished they were with their moms, dads and sweethearts rather than being where they were.

But they were where they were, fighting an enemy that was threatening their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They were fighting an enemy because they believed in America, they loved Her flag and they wanted to protect American's right to worship as they chose.

They were there, without hesitation, fighting for what they believed in and dying for what they believed in so you and I could live the way we chose in a free country. But they did not die so that we would stop fighting for what they believed and died for.

They fought and died knowing that we, the living, would go on fighting for that same freedom, that same country, that same flag and for that same right to worship as we choose. Abraham Lincoln, at Gettysburg, said:

"It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth."

It is for us the living to go on defending what they died for. It is for us the living not to allow history to forget what they gave up all their tomorrow's for.

If when we attacked Guadalcanal and landed at Salerno, we found that "they" were going to fight back, we didn't give up because they fought back. We continued to fight because we knew our cause was right!

When Americans rode in the landing craft before storming the beaches at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Sicily, Anzio, Normandy, Peleliu, Saipan, Iowa Jima, Okinawa, Inchon and many other places we had never heard of before and when they fought in North Africa, the Philippines, Italy, France, Bastonne, Germany, Korea and Vietnam -- most were scared to death; their stomachs were turned upside down and they wanted to be back home with their loved ones.

But that did not stop them from attacking America's enemies bravely and without hesitation. They fought, and many died, but they did not give up because someone shot back at them.

It is for us the living to continue to defend and keep known what they fought and died for -- what they gave up all of their tomorrow's for.

They did not die so that we could become complacent; nor did they die so that when we, the living, reached a single obstacle --- we should quit

They died knowing that we would go on defending their actions, defending history and defending what they gave up all their tomorrow's for.

If WE don't remember ---if WE don't defend what they fought and died for and what we fought for -- who will remember? Who will care?

How many of them and you who fought for our flag and our country and remember the feeling as Old Glory" was being raised over a piece of land we fought for ---- and many died for?

How many remember seeing or hearing about our valiant warriors, who were fighting on Iowa Jima, as they stood and cheered when they saw the flag being raised over Mt. Suribachi.

We take this time on Memorial Day to salute our Fallen Heroes who through the history of our country have fought and died for all of us. THANK YOU!!! ---- Wild Thing

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92-year-old WW2 veteran flies Spitfire again

92-year-old WW2 veteran flies Spitfire again

92-year-old Air Transport Auxiliary veteran Joy Lofthouse returns to the skies in a Spitfire 70 years on from the end of World War 2.

Seven decades after her last flight in the iconic plane, Joy described the experience as “lovely: it was perfect”, making her feel “quite young.” The ATA made an enormous contribution to the war effort by taking over from service pilots the task of ferrying Royal Air Force and Royal Navy warplanes between factories, maintenance units and front-line squadrons.

Wild Thing's comment.............

So wonderful for her and it is so great to see someone at that age active and young at heart.

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Taps is 24 notes that can make the toughest soldier cry

Bugler honors deceased veterans with personal touch

Taps is 24 notes that can make the toughest soldier cry

It’s a musical recognition of a life ended, a goodbye that hangs in the air as friends and family wipe their tears, look up and know they must live the rest of their lives without someone.

Since 2001, retired Army Reserve Lt. Col. Philip Kowzan, has played taps at military honor funerals in the Spokane area. His debut came unexpectedly at longtime friend Ivan Brayman’s funeral.

“They had a recorder there and I said, ‘No, you’re not using that, not at my friend Ivan’s funeral,’?” Kowzan said.

A lifelong trumpet player, he got his trumpet out of the car, took a deep breath and played for his friend one last time.

“I wasn’t in uniform or anything,” Kowzan said. “I’m not even sure I did it right.”

That was the only time he played taps in 2001.

But since then, he’s played at 1,259 funerals, sometimes playing at three services in the morning and another three in the afternoon.

“I did seven one day,” Kowzan said. “That’s a lot.”

Every funeral Kowzan has participated in is meticulously recorded in a little black notebook, its cover worn from being carried in his pocket.

When he ran out of notebook pages, he switched to a small three-ring binder.

He tries to get the funeral program and the obituary from each service, and he’s working on creating a leather-bound scrapbook that will be given to the Washington State Veterans Cemetery.

“It’s become my mission,” Kowzan said, flipping through the pages of his notebook, recognizing many of the names.

At 77, Kowzan is long retired, first from the Army and then from a job with a whirlpool spa company.

He plays in several bands with his wife, Carol Kowzan, and has just picked up viola, so he wouldn’t mind slowing down his bugling career. It’s just that he knows of only three other bugle players.

“Once in a while a new person shows up,” Kowzan said. “But we desperately need younger people.”

Kowzan doesn’t charge anything, though he doesn’t turn down a donation to cover gas and a sandwich for lunch.

His spotless, well-fitting uniform cost him $500.

The Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake pays him a $25 stipend - for a whole day.

“It’s 23 miles out there, so if I have funerals in the morning and the afternoon, then I don’t go home,” Kowzan said, smiling.

Kowzan is not complaining, he’s just truly worried that battery-operated, digital bugles with built-in MP3 players will take over, leaving a sterile monotone presentation of a very emotional piece of music.

“Sometimes the batteries die in the middle of everything,” Kowzan said. “It will never be the same as having a real live person play.”

Wild Thing's comment...............

Great story and I love this particular video with it.

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May 24, 2015

Lieutenant Colonel Allen West There’s something every American must do at 3:00 pm on Monday

Lieutenant Colonel Allen West There’s something every American must do at 3:00 pm on Monday

I will be spending this Memorial Day weekend in Rosenberg, Texas with my daughter Aubrey at the 6th Annual US Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Memorial Team Roping and BBQ Cook Off. This is the 10 year anniversary of Operation Red Wings made famous by the book and film, “Lone Survivor.”

So this will be my only post for this weekend.

The solemn act of honoring those who have fallen in battle is a custom that seems to have faded in importance to our nation over time.

Nowadays, many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At cemeteries across the country, the graves of the fallen are sadly ignored, and worse, neglected.

While there are towns and cities still planning Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some think the day is for honoring anyone who has died, not just those fallen in service to our country.

Perhaps they do not know how deeply our nation once appreciated those who sacrificed their lives in defense of the principles we hold most dear. Perhaps those very principles of individual sovereignty, freedom and liberty are no longer so important.

It was not always so.

In 1868, on May 5th, Memorial Day, originally called “Decoration Day,” was officially proclaimed by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11.

General Logan asked that we cherish “tenderly the memory of our heroic dead, who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes. Their soldier lives were the reveille of freedom to a race in chains, and their deaths the tattoo of rebellious tyranny in arms. We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders.”

But times change. In the 1960’s our warriors were not welcomed back from battle with parades and cheers, and the fallen were not honored as they had been in the past.

Perhaps reflecting those times, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed in 1968 as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends – time for fun and recreation, rather than remembrance and reflection.
Thus, from 1971 onwards, the Memorial Day holiday was officially observed on the last Monday in May and became the unofficial start of the summer, with barbecues, blockbuster movie openings and mattress sales.

No less than the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) was later moved to say “Changing the date merely to create three-day weekends has undermined the very meaning of the day. No doubt, this has contributed greatly to the general public’s nonchalant observance of Memorial Day.”

It was around that time as well that defense spending began a steep decline, and in 1976, for the first time, entitlement spending exceeded defense spending. It is a trend that has rapidly accelerated, with spending on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid more than double that of national defense, a core constitutional function of government.

Nonetheless, the United States of America still possesses the greatest military force the world has ever known. Our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsman volunteer to protect and defend this country and all its citizens, and do so with honor, integrity and excellence. Our nation continually asks them to do more and more, with less and less.

We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have “guardians at the gate.”

Those who serve today deserve our gratitude, those who are returning from the battlefield deserve our open arms, and those who will never return deserve our thoughts, tributes and remembrance.

In 2000, President Clinton passed a resolution asking all Americans to observe a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3:00 p.m. on each Memorial Day “to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all.” I know what I will be doing at 3:00 p.m. this Memorial Day. I hope I will not be alone.

For as General Logan proclaimed, “Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.”

We can have debates about going to war. But we should never look in hindsight and denigrate the heroic exertions of those who represent that which is the best amongst us all. So take the time this Memorial Day to explain to your children and grandchildren that this day is not about BBQ, swimming pools opening, the start of summer, or sales.

This day is about those who have always known that there is no sale price for freedom. It is about those who were more than willing to discount their own lives for the ultimate benefit to others.

They were and shall always be Steadfast and Loyal.

Wild Thing's comment...........

Thank you Allen West.

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May 23, 2015

Sen. Sessions just released the following statement on why he voted NO on fast-track bill. God Bless Sessions

Sen. Jeff Sessions just released the following statement announcing a "no" vote on final Senate passage of the fast-track bill:

Senator Sessions Facebook page.......

“Under fast-track, Congress transfers its most basic legislative powers to the Executive for six years. Any yet-unseen global pacts, no matter how sweeping, are guaranteed a “fast-track” to congressional adoption. No amendments. No ability to strike any offending provision. And no chance to apply either the 60- or 67-vote thresholds used for important legislation and treaties.

I asked the President how his fast-tracked proposals would impact jobs, wages, and trade deficits. He would not answer. The bill’s promoters also refused to answer when asked whether their proposal would reduce net manufacturing jobs in the United States. That is because they know it will. Like the South Korean trade deal—which doubled our trade deficit after promises of a trade renaissance—this proposal will widen further our trade deficits and eliminate jobs.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership opens our markets to foreign imports, but allows foreign countries to continue closing their market to ours.

Our country has not been engaged in reciprocal free trade but, as the Chairman Emeritus of Nucor Steel explained, “the enablement of foreign mercantilism” and “unilateral trade disarmament.” We have allowed state-dominated and mercantilist trading partners to maintain their varied and elaborate non-tariff barriers, exporting their unemployment to our shores.

Stubbornly, our political elites have treated trade as a matter of religion. To them, there is no such thing as a bad deal. They know American workers lose jobs when we allow trading partners to cheat. But they insist it is all for the greater good. This is why the American worker keeps ending up on the losing end.

Fast-track will also lock into passage a new global governance authority known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission. Chartered with a “Living Agreement,” this new transnational commission will be able to amend the agreement after its adoption. Among other things, this could empower the President to expand the admission of foreign workers without congressional approval. We are creating another unelectable, unaccountable, unanswerable bureaucracy that can tie down and frustrate American sovereignty.

Congress is forgetting its duty: to improve jobs and wages for Americans.”

Wild Thing's comment............

God bless Senator Sessions!!!! I wish more of them would have done the NO vote like Sessions did but once again people were voted in and then they forget who put them there and what we want or do not want.

The rest of them full RINO and voted to gave Obama exactly what he wanted.

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Special Ops to Obama: Let Us Fight ISIS, Already

Special Ops to Obama: Let Us Fight ISIS, Already

TAMPA, Florida — Fighting simmering frustration in their ranks over ISIS advances in Iraq and Syria, top U.S. special operations commanders say they are building forces for a multi-generational fight—not a war that will be won in the next few years.

“We recognize this is a longterm prospect,” said Gen. Joseph Votel, the overall leader of U.S. Special Operations Command, in remarks to The Daily Beast during a special operations forum in Tampa. “We’re patient.”

“We talk about it being a 15-year struggle,” added Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, who heads the Air Force Special Operations Command, said describing the fight.

But many special operations officers and troops both in Tampa and Washington don’t want to wait that long to take the fight to ISIS. They were eager to talk about their aggravation over fighting by remote in Iraq and Syria: having to advise Iraqis, Kurdish Peshmerga, and rebel Syrian fighters from afar instead of joining them in battle.

“We are doing everything through cellphones… It’s hard to do much when you can’t go outside the wire,” said one special operator, using the military jargon for the perimeter of a base.

They blame the hands-off approach on an Obama administration unwilling to risk even small numbers of American lives in battle, burned by the fallout of the loss of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and intent on preserving the legacy of President Barack Obama’s troop drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“You can’t say ‘We’re with you every step of the way, except when you are going on combat operations,’” said a former senior special operations official briefed on the ISIS campaign.

He and many other officers, current and former, at the conference believe both Mosul and Ramadi could have withstood the assault of the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS, if a small number of U.S. military advisers had been working with Iraqi forces at the front lines.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the debates over war strategy.

“They know as long as there are Americans with them, that if they get in trouble, there is intelligence,” and medical evacuation, the former senior official said. “They don’t have faith in their own chain of command to do it, so rather than being captured and slaughtered by ISIS, they’ll break and run.”

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Wild Thing's comment.........

I wish with all my heart our troops had a different CIC.

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The Old Guard places over 228,000 flags at Arlington National Cemetery

The Old Guard places over 228,000 flags at Arlington National Cemetery

Flags-In ceremony sets the stage for Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

Stars and Stripes

In Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, the emotion of the day caught up with Staff Sgt. Oliver Moore.

He had just placed silver airborne wings on the grave of his best friend, Staff Sgt. Kevin Michael Witte, in memory of the times they had gone skydiving together. Witte, 27, died in an improvised explosive device attack in Baghdad in 2006.

“With all the BS we put up with, we get one day a year where it puts everything in perspective. This is our generation,” Moore said, gesturing to the section where many of the casualties of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been laid to rest.

Moore and more than 1,000 other servicemembers were taking part in Thursday’s pre-Memorial Day Flags-In ceremony, conducted at Arlington every year since 1948 by the Old Guard. American flags — more than 228,000 of them — lined every headstone, their red, white and blue contrasting with the white marble.

“This section (60) is tough,” said Moore, who also visited the grave of Sgt. 1st Class James Scott Ochsner, killed in Afghanistan in 2005.

“It’s too crowded on Memorial Day,” Moore added. “It’s just soldiers here today.”

In a different part of Section 60, at the grave of Sgt. 1st Class James D. Connell Jr., another soldier saluted sharply: His son, Spc. Nicholas Connell, who placed the American flag at the base of the headstone.

“I know in my heart, as much as it means to me, the honor and sacrifice that everybody in here has given to us,” Connell said. “If people could see us giving that same respect, they would want to do the same.”

James Connell was killed in 2007 in Iraq; Pfc. Daniel W. Courneya and Pfc. Christopher E. Murphy died in the same attack.

“My dad was an all-American, he was 100 percent a patriot," Connell said. "For me, he was more of a best friend. He was my football, basketball, baseball coach. We traveled so much as an Army brat, moved from place to place; that was my one buddy to go to talk to when something is bothering you.

"He was definitely a family man. I know he loved his family more than anything.”

His father, Connell said, is the reason he enlisted.

“Memorial Day is for us to come out here and honor the people who fought and have fallen for our country," Connell said. "Give them the respect they deserve, and the loyalty they deserve.”

Old Guard soldiers also placed flags at the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery in Washington.

Wild Thing's comment...........

I wish people would truly understand the precious gift we are given from everyone that has served our country, sacrificed so much and so many the ultimate sacrifice.........and I pray we don't lose it.

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Krauthammer : Clinton Emails a Farce

Krauthammer Clinton Emails a Farce

Wild Thing's comment..........

She will get away with what she did, it seems to always happen that way. sheesh

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May 22, 2015

Join Captain Dan Moran (USMC) Ret. for Rick Perry Announcement June 6th


As a United States Marine, I witnessed leadership make the difference between success and failure, life and death. I learned that it takes experience to keep calm under pressure, act decisively, and lead the way to victory.

At 11:30am CT on Thursday, June 4, I hope you will join me in Addison, Texas, as we stand with a proven leader who will share his vision for the future of America, Gov. Rick Perry.

Together, we’ll celebrate what’s great about America and witness a turning point in the fight to restore principled leadership to our country. So please RSVP today to join me and patriots like:

Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Paul Craig
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL JJ Jones
Taya Kyle, widow of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. history and author of American Sniper
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, author of Lone Survivor
Melanie Luttrell, wife of Marcus Luttrell
Navy SEAL Morgan Luttrell
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Captain Dan Moran
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Pete Scobell
Brad Thor, New York Times bestselling author
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient Mike Thornton

See you in Addison.


Dan Moran
Captain USMC (Ret.)

Wild Thing's comment...........

Love this list from Dan Moran and there are others in other branches of service as well.

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Governor Rick Perry, an American Hero, and a Harley

Governor Rick Perry, an American Hero, and a Harley

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Later this week, you’ll hear the story of Jack Holder, one of the most famous living WWII airmen, who fought his way across both Pacific and European theaters of war. A Texas native and a good friend of mine, Jack confided in me that he was a big fan of Gov. Rick Perry. The Governor had been instrumental in theCHIVE’s highly-publicized move from California to Texas, during which time the Governor and I connected – we’re both WWII enthusiasts to an extent far beyond a hobby.

So I called the Governor and asked if he’d take time out of his busy schedule to visit with this hero? Governor Perry, an Air Force Captain himself, simply responded, “When and Where?” What followed was one of the most fascinating and powerful discussions we’ve ever had on theCHIVE, all of which was recorded on our Podcast. It’s available for download right here.

As the Governor was leaving our office having deftly dodged all my, “On a scale of 1 to 10, are you running for President?” I asked him about his upcoming travel plans and the Governor lit up. Gov. Perry told me he was headed to Iowa on June 6th for a 30 mile motorcycle ride from Perry, Iowa, to Boone to raise money for the Puppy Jake Foundation, an organization that trains and places service dogs with wounded veterans. I asked him which motorcycle he was riding?

“I’m trying to figure that out right now, actually.”

“Governor, I think I know a guy in Iowa who could help you out in that department.”

“That’s really not necessary, John.”

“Have you ever heard of a man named Taylor Morris…”

Navy EOD tech Taylor Morris was leading a team of Army Special forces to a classified location when Taylor stepped on an IED. It exploded underneath him and blew off all four of his limbs,

“As I somersaulted through the air, I watched my arms and legs fly off.”

Taylor landed back in the blast crater. This is where the story of Taylor’s bravery goes next-level.

After the explosion, Taylor didn’t lose consciousness; he didn’t go into shock. His thoughts immediately crystalized. Even though Taylor was bleeding to death, he called to the oncoming medics NOT to come get him, putting their safety in front of his own life.

“There was no visual on the mine and no sound ID on my mine detector. That told me the mine was old. If there were other mines out there, the medics wouldn’t see them or detect them unless it was cleared properly. I knew I had arterial bleeding from all 4 limbs and I was bleeding out fast. I told my buddies to stop, I didn’t need anybody stepping on another one.”

The area around Taylor was finally cleared by the second EOD and the medic finally administered combat casualty care. Taylor remained conscious through the ordeal. Somehow he survived…

Three days after the explosion, Taylor landed back in the States and was transported to Walter Reed hospital in Washington D.C. to begin the long and painful rehab process. Upon his arrival, Taylor became only the 5th person at Walter Reed to ever survive a four limb amputation.

His physical progression defied everybody’s expectations. Taylor was known to refuse to leave rehab – he pushed himself to his physical limits, despite the pain. Only a month after the explosion the stitches in his arms were removed and he was fitted for prosthetics.

Around that same time I heard of the man named Taylor Morris. I received a dozen personal emails from many of his brothers describing his heroism on the battlefield, how difficult his road to recovery would be, and about his girlfriend Danielle, who was the only person they knew who was just as strong as Taylor. She never left his side at Walter Reid.

With his medical bills paid, theCHIVE quickly launched a campaign to build Taylor his dream home when he finally returned to Iowa. The campaign shattered GoFundMe records, raising $250,000 in 24 hours.

After 2 years of rehab, Taylor returned home to Iowa a hero.

After I told the Governor about Taylor Morris, he explained he’d be out in Iowa near Taylor’s home in Cedar Falls on the 19th and would love to visit Taylor if it was okay with him?

I called Taylor and asked if he still had that bike and was “putting oil in it n’ stuff.” I explained to him the Governor had a big charity ride for veterans in June.

“Of course. Can he ride? It’s a fast bike, John.”

“I’m pretty sure he can, I dunno.”

Governor Perry arrives on the farm and greets Taylor and his fiance, Danielle.

Please CLICK HERE to continue story and see the amazing and wonderful photo essay as well it is well worth it.

Wild Thing's comment..........

This is such a great story and I loved seeing the photos with it. Perry truly cares about his fellow Veterans and our troops. I love that he is a Veteran.

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Sheriff David Clarke: The NAACP Is Irrelevant - They Have Been Since 1954

Sheriff David Clarke: The NAACP Is Irrelevant - They Have Been Since 1954

Sheriff David Clarke went off on the NAACP, after they scolded Baltimore police for defending themselves against an onslaught of attacks from local politicians.

This isn’t North Korea. And as for the NAACP. They have descended into irrelevancy. No one pays any attention to them anymore. That once proud organization that had a mission of defending the civil rights of all people, have capitulated and become the voter registration and get out the vote drive for the Democratic National Committee. So, it’s pretty obvious where they’re coming from… Since 1954 was the last time they’ve had any impact on social policy.

Sheriff Clark set his sights on the NAACP and while admitting that they were a once great organization, he claimed that they had descended into irrelevancy by becoming a vote-gathering apparatus for the Democratic party.

Wild Thing's comment.............

This man is impressive, it would be great to see his career flourish. He is a natural leader.

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Rick Perry Speech at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference Oklahoma City 2015

Rick Perry Speech at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference Oklahoma City 2015 .....PART ONE


Part TWO

Wild Thing's comment..............

Excellent speech, loved it.

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May 21, 2015

Actor Bill Paxton Is Sam Houston in 'Texas Rising'

Bill Paxton Is Sam Houston in 'Texas Rising'

Bill Paxton on playing Sam Houston in 'Texas Rising' and how being a Texas relative to the man known from bringing Texas into the US affected his approach to the History Channel miniseries that premieres Memorial Day. (May 20) 9:00 pm Central time according to the ............ Texas Rising can also see the list of actors and other things about the miniseries just CLICK HERE...

Texas Rising: Series Event Premiering Memorial Day 2015 on HISTORY channel

Texas Rising is an upcoming History Channel 5-part television miniseries based on the Texas Revolution against Mexico and how the Texas Rangers were created. It is directed by Roland Joffé and due on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015.

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I am looking forward to seeing this.

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Good Man Fox News' Ed Henry Asks Hillary a Question and She Will Have None of it

Hillary Shuts Down Fox News' Ed Henry When He Tries to Ask a Question He Dares To Ask Question Clinton Has None Of It

Wild Thing's comment............

She is really something, she is the same kind of dictator we have now with the freak jerk Obama.

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May 20, 2015

Ultimate Betrayal Of Our Fallen Soldiers - Obama Admin Continues To Betray Fallen Troops

Ultimate Betrayal Of Our Fallen Soldiers - Obama Admin Continues To Betray Fallen Troops

Wild Thing's comment.............

And Obama could not even pretend to care.

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Traitor Obama At It Again, Criticizing America

Obama At It Again, Criticizing America

Wild Thing's comment...........

I would love more then anything to be able to stand in front of Obama toe to toe and tell him what I think of him, his destruction, his threats to we the people, his criticizing our country and the rest of the list in my heart that he has pissed me off about.

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May 19, 2015

America Faces Setback In Fighting Obama's ISIS his JV Team

America Faces Setback In Fighting ISIS - ISIS Take Ramadi - The Kelly File

Wild Thing's comment..............

I blame Obama for all of this.

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Lt Col North discusses Ramadi , Obama Legacy will be a blood bath

Lt Col North discusses Ramadi , Obama Legacy will be a blood bath

Wild Thing's comment........

Obama has and will continue to have a lot of blood on his hands.

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Obama's JV team ISIS Breaks Into Ramadi Prison – Adds 400 New Members to Ranks

ISIS seizes key Iraqi city of Ramadi Breaks Into Ramadi Prison – Adds 400 New Members to Ranks

ISIS forces pushed east Monday from their fresh victory in Ramadi as the Iraqi government rushed reinforcements to shore up defensive lines meant to stop the terror group's advance.

Iraqi and U.S. officials promised eventual defeat for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but the loss of the strategically and symbolically important city of Ramadi -- just 110 kilometers (70 miles) west of Iraq's heavily fortified capital of Baghdad -- had taken its toll.

"This is a huge setback to Iraqi forces and to the U.S. strategy to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIS," said retired U.S. Army Col. Peter Mansoor, a CNN military analyst.

On Monday, ISIS released photographs showing the release of inmates from a Ramadi prison.

Wild Thing's comment..........

I hate Obama for many reasons and one of the reasons is what he has done to the accomplishments of our awesome troops. He has taken every step forward they made and destroyed it.

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'Ride with Rick' in Perry, Iowa on June 6th

'Ride with Rick' in Perry, Iowa on June 6th

Wild Thing's comment........

Great cause for our fantastic troops and a huge thank you to Rick Perry.

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May 18, 2015

Saudi Arabia to buy nuclear bombs from Pakistan

Saudi Arabia to buy nuclear bombs from Pakistan

NY Post

Saudi Arabia will join the nuclear club by buying “off the shelf” atomic weapons from Pakistan, US officials told a London newspaper.

The Saudis — who financed much of Pakistan’s nuke program — are fearful of international efforts to keep its enemy Iran from acquiring a bomb, the Sunday Times of London reports. The Saudis think the deal, backed by President Obama, will actually accelerate Iran’s nuke push.

Saudi Arabia has talked for years about acquiring a bomb from the Pakistanis. “The House of Saud has now made the strategic decision to move forward,” a former US defense official said.

Wild Thing's comment............

Obama has set off a nuclear arms race in the most unstable region of the world.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks at the official Jerusalem Day ceremony

Excerpt from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks at the official Jerusalem Day ceremony, marking 48 years since the unification of Jerusalem, at Ammunition Hill National Memorial Site in Jerusalem:

"Islamic fanaticism threatens Jerusalem, the Middle East and the entire world: Sunni fanaticism, such as that of Islamic State, and the Shi'ite extremists led by the Ayatollahs in Tehran. Extremist Sunni and Shi'ites are fighting each other but they have a common enemy – the West and the culture of freedom and progress that it represents. Only last night, after vigorous action by the US against the terrorism of Islamic State, the leader of Iran, Khamenei, attacked the US and said: It is the United States, so said the man who is heading the negotiations between Iran and the major powers, that is causing and supports terrorism. These words were said when Iran still does not have nuclear weapons and it is still not too late to go back on the plan to give Iran a deal that would pave for it a certain path to nuclear weapons. We oppose this deal and we are not the only ones who do so. It is both necessary and possible to achieve a better deal because extremists cannot be allowed to achieve their aims, not in Iran, not in Yemen and not in Jerusalem."

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Bibi is so awesome.

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Obama's last hope on Gitmo: Might be RINO John McCain

Obama's last hope on Gitmo: Might be RINO John McCain

The Hill

Obama is running out of time to fulfill his 2008 campaign pledge to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility.

In an ironic twist, one of his last, best hopes for meeting the promise could rest with the man he defeated in his quest for the White House: Sen. John McCain.

While the Arizona Republican and 2008 GOP nominee is one of Obama’s harshest critics on foreign policy, he supports closing the controversial prison camp, and has proposed what could be Obama’s last shot at closing the prison.

McCain’s Armed Services committee on Thursday passed a defense policy bill that would extend current restrictions on transferring detainees out of Guantánamo and restore ones from 2013, but also require the administration to submit a plan to Congress on closing the military detention facility.

The plan would include a case-by-case determination on the disposition of each remaining detainee, and address the legal challenges of bringing them to the United States. The administration would also be asked to spell out what additional legal authorities that would be needed, and how the Pentagon would treat future combatants captured under the laws of war.

If Congress approves the plan, the administration could have an opening to close the facility and achieve the closure of the facility that Congress has fought since Obama took office.

Detainees would have limited rights under the bill if transferred to the U.S., to allay concerns they would have the same rights as American citizens.

McCain on Thursday hailed the proposal as a "bipartisan compromise" and a "workable solution" crafted with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).

However, McCain will face stiff opposition from fellow Republicans when the bill hits the Senate floor later this year.

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) called the provision his "greatest disappointment" with the bill. Although he voted for the legislation in committee, he said he plans to fight the proposal on the floor.

“Members from many states have voiced concern with housing these terrorists in their states, especially now that ISIL has demonstrated the ability to call up sleeper cells to attack locations here in our country. I don’t want a target in Oklahoma,” he said in a statement.

McCain would need the support of all Democrats, plus six Republicans, in order to stop any attempts to strip the Guantánamo provision from the bill.

Even if the proposal passes the Senate, the plan could hit a brick wall in the House, which passed its defense policy bill on Friday. Their version of the defense bill would not only extend current restrictions on the prison camp for two years, but also add new ones.

The House bill would extend a ban on detainee transfers to the United States, as well as on modifying or constructing any facilities in the U.S. to house the detainees. Just before the bill passed on Friday morning, the House adopted an amendment to extend those restrictions for two years.

The House bill would also restore the more stringent certification requirements that Congress did away with in 2014 and 2015, and block transfers to any “combat zone” — which would limit the administration’s options.

Human rights groups decried the House’s move, saying it would make it nearly impossible to transfer 102 of the 122 remaining detainees from the facility.

“The Guantánamo provisions in the House bill are an attempt to block nearly all transfers out of Guantanamo and to ensure that the prison there remains open forever,” Matt Hawthorne, Policy Director at the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, said Friday in a statement.

The Senate bill would have also have to win the support of the president — who has threatened to veto the final version of the defense bill if it contains many of the House’s proposals.

"I hope that if we complete ... this proposal about Guantánamo Bay — which I am convinced is a very workable proposal — the president would be then more inclined to sign the bill, since we all know that was the president's commitment when he came to office back in 2008," McCain said Thursday.

With so many hurdles, nervous Democrats are urging the president to transfer as many detainees out of Guantánamo as soon as possible — before Congress imposes tougher restrictions.

However, with 122 detainees remaining and 65 not yet cleared for release, it is likely the White House will need Congress’ help in lifting some restrictions.

McCain’s push on Guantánamo could carry political risk, as conservative groups are gearing up to support a primary challenge against him in 2016.

But McCain might be the only Republican with the clout to take action on president's call to shut the facility.

While serving as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War in 1967, he was shot down, captured and tortured severely by the Vietcong. He spent five years in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” Vietnamese prison as a prisoner of war.

McCain has also condemned many of the “enhanced interrogation techniques” that some detainees at the prison were subjected to.

Earlier this year, it seemed that McCain had backtracked on his support for closing the facility, after he supported legislation from his Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) that would have added more restrictions on transfers.

But McCain said his position has remained the same: that if the president proposed a plan for closing Guantánamo, he would be willing to work with him.

"I've always been in favor of closing Guantánamo because of the image Guantanamo has in the world, whether it's deserved or not deserved," he said.

Wild Thing's comment...........

McCain is horrible and just like John Kerry when he came back from Vietnam another traitor to his fellow brothers in the military. Our troops risked their lives, many were killed and injured to capture these terrorists and for McCain to want to close GITMO is IMO a slap in the face to all our troops that sacrificed so much.

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May 17, 2015

Liberal Alan Dershowitz: Obama is a “Foreign Policy Disaster”; Says, “I wouldn’t Let Him Negotiate a One-Month Lease” for Me

Liberal Alan Dershowitz: Obama is a “Foreign Policy Disaster”; Says, “I wouldn’t Let Him Negotiate a One-Month Lease” for Me

Dershowitz said Obama has now put the U.S. in an impossible situation with his terrible negotiations with Iran. He said he would not let Obama “negotiate a one-month lease on an apartment” for him. What Obama has done with his Iran deal is to create an “Arms Race” in the Middle East that will likely lead to war.

Wild Thing's comment...........

I am glad Dershowitz is speaking up like this, BUT why did he vote for Obama twice. sheesh

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