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March 31, 2009

Obama Crosses Line and Brings BIG Government into Private Industry






Obama takes step over the line that separates government from private industry

Los Angeles Times

His automaker bailout plan wades into 'industrial policy,' in which government officials, not business executives or the free market, decide what products a firm makes and how it charts its future.

President Obama's plan to save failing U.S. automakers -- and make them the instruments for creating a cleaner, greener transportation system -- marked a major step across the line that traditionally separates government from private industry.

His announcement Monday of a new position on bailing out Detroit went beyond a desire to be sure tax dollars were not wasted in bailing out struggling companies. It put the Obama administration squarely in the position of adopting a so-called industrial policy, in which government officials, not business executives or the free market, decided what kinds of products a company would make and how it would chart its future.

His automotive task force concluded, for example, that the Chevy Volt, the electric car being developed by General Motors Corp., would be too expensive to survive in the marketplace. It declared that GM was still relying too much on high-margin trucks and SUVs, and that Chrysler's best hope was to merge with a foreign automaker, Fiat.

Judgments like those are usually rendered in corporate boardrooms or announced in quarterly reports. But this time they were coming directly from the White House.

The notion that it was the president, not car company executives, who would pick such a course drew immediate criticism, especially from conservatives.

"When did the president become an expert in strategic corporate management?" said Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee. "The federal government is famous for its mismanagement, yet this administration continues to demonstrate its certainty that Washington always knows best."
Sen. Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, called it a "power grab" that "should send a chill through those who believe in free enterprise."
And Rush Limbaugh declared in his daily radio broadcast, "There's always been a line, ladies and gentlemen, over which no president would cross with respect to the distinction between the public and private sectors. Obama has now crossed that line where there is no limit to government's destruction of private activity or control over it."

Some participants in the deliberations, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of White House restrictions on allowing people to speak freely, said the task force operated from an underlying belief that consumers would ultimately be attracted to more fuel-efficient cars despite current data showing many such cars languishing on dealer lots.


"We focused on the best options consistent with the president's goal of supporting the auto industry and being good stewards of taxpayer resources," said one senior administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity despite conveying official White House talking points.


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Other CEOs React to Wagoner's Fate

The Wall Street Journal

Watching the president of the United States effectively fire the chief executive of General Motors Corp. unnerved some other CEOs, who said the move crossed a troubling threshold of government involvement in the economy.

"We know they'll oust a CEO. We know they'll change the board. Will they dictate terms of the union contract? And do you have to call your congressman to get a car?" asked James E. Rogers, chief executive of Duke Energy Corp.
Mr. Rogers said ousting Mr. Wagoner as GM's CEO raised questions about whether there are any limits to government action at companies that accept government money.
"Are we moving toward a system similar to the French government's ownership and control of corporations in France?" he asked. "If I was a banker that took TARP money, I'd find a way to give it back as soon as possible." ....
Scott W. Wine, CEO of off-road recreational vehicle, snowmobile and motorcycle maker Polaris Industries Inc., said Mr. Wagoner likely should have been removed as GM's head. But, he added, "I would have preferred to see it happen through bankruptcy.''
A third CEO also suggested that GM go through bankruptcy. But Timothy Sullivan, CEO of Bucyrus International Inc., said he had no sympathy for Mr. Wagoner or GM.
"When people have a vested interest in your business—whether it's your lenders or your shareholders—they have a right to have input into the governance of the company," said Mr. Sullivan, whose South Milwaukee, Wis., company builds mining machines. "If the government has a large vested interest in GM, which they do, then they should have a say so in how things are done."




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Obama didn't ask Congress about ousting Wagoner

The Hill

Obama didn’t want any advice from Congress on the decision to ask GM CEO Rick Wagoner to resign, according to Carl Levin (D), Michigan’s senior senator. “He didn’t ask us about it, he informed us,” Levin told reporters in a conference call Monday afternoon. “The president said he’d already decided.” Levin said he and three other lawmakers were informed of the decision in a phone call Obama made from the Oval Office.


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Car problems jolt Wall Street

msnbc

Wall Street’s big March rally was officially on hold after the White House rejected turnaround plans from General Motors Corp. and Chrysler and gave investors a reality check on the economy.

All the major indexes fell more than 3.5 percent, including the Dow Jones industrial average, which lost more than 280 points. Financial stocks weighed heavily on the market.

Fears of an automaker bankruptcy have been looming over investors for months, and the latest developments, which included the removal of GM’s CEO Rick Wagoner, made the market even more uneasy not only about the industry, but the overall economy.




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

“the Obama administration squarely in the position of adopting a so-called industrial policy, in which government officials, not business executives or the free market, decided what kinds of products a company would make and how it would chart its future.”

I hope that all the ignorant people who voted for him REMEMBER (in the future) that it was he, Barack HUSSEIN Obama who trashed this nation.

"Some participants in the deliberations, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of White House restrictions on allowing people to speak freely..."

This is peculiar , but then Obama does rule with an iron hand, like he did during his campaign and how he went after anyone that disagreed with him. Remember those two radio interviews that almost lost their jobs, one was here in Florida.

Well here we are, the Soviet Socialist Republic.of Hussein Obama.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (17)


B.Hussein Obama's Most Perilous Legal Pick Harold Koh



New York Post

By MEGHAN CLYNE


Obama nominee sees no "reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States"

On top of that, this Obama pick believes that "America's focus on the War on Terror [is] 'obsessive.'" And his list of countries that flagrantly disregard international law highlights North Korea, Iraq, and the U.S.A. -- which he collectively calls "the axis of disobedience."


JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq.

Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh.

President Obama has nominated Koh -- until last week the dean of Yale Law School -- to be the State Department's legal adviser. In that job, Koh would forge a wide range of international agreements on issues from trade to arms control, and help represent our country in such places as the United Nations and the International Court of Justice.

It's a job where you want a strong defender of America's sovereignty. But that's not Koh. He's a fan of "transnational legal process," arguing that the distinctions between US and international law should vanish.

What would this look like in a practical sense? Well, California voters have overruled their courts, which had imposed same-sex marriage on the state. Koh would like to see such matters go up the chain through federal courts -- which, in turn, should look to the rest of the world. If Canada, the European Human Rights Commission and the United Nations all say gay marriage should be legal -- well, then, it should be legal in California too, regardless of what the state's voters and elected representatives might say.
He even believes judges should use this "logic" to strike down the death penalty, which is clearly permitted in the US Constitution.
The primacy of international legal "norms" applies even to treaties we reject. For example, Koh believes that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child -- a problematic document that we haven't ratified -- should dictate the age at which individual US states can execute criminals. Got that? On issues ranging from affirmative action to the interrogation of terrorists, what the rest of the world says, goes.
Including, apparently, the world of radical imams. A New York lawyer, Steven Stein, says that, in addressing the Yale Club of Greenwich in 2007, Koh claimed that "in an appropriate case, he didn't see any reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States."
A spokeswoman for Koh said she couldn't confirm the incident, responding: "I had heard that some guy . . . had asked a question about sharia law, and that Dean Koh had said something about that while there are obvious differences among the many different legal systems, they also share some common legal concepts."

Score one for America's enemies and hostile international bureaucrats, zero for American democracy.

Koh has called America's focus on the War on Terror "obsessive." In 2004, he listed countries that flagrantly disregard international law -- "most prominently, North Korea, Iraq, and our own country, the United States of America," which he branded "the axis of disobedience.[...]
Even though he's up for a State Department job, Koh is a key test case in the "judicial wars." If he makes it through (which he will if he gets even a single GOP vote) the message to the Obama team will be: You can pick 'em as radical as you like.


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Another Day, Another Scary Nomination

by David Limbaugh ( Rush's brother)

Source

So while you should be mortified by his dictatorial power grab with General Motors, please don't miss his recent nomination of former Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh as legal adviser for the State Department.

In his new position, Koh not only would represent the United States before international bodies, such as the U.N. and the International Court of Justice, but also would influence the degree to which laws of other countries should influence American jurisprudence.

After reading an alarming piece by Meghan Clyne in the New York Post concerning the Koh nomination and the degree to which Koh believes it's appropriate for courts to consider other nations' laws in interpreting our Constitution, I read a number of Koh's legal writings and speeches.

Clyne reported that New York lawyer Steven Stein said that Koh, in addressing the Yale Club of Greenwich in 2007, claimed that "in an appropriate case, he didn't see any reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States."

It turns out that on March 21, 2007, Carol Iannone, on Phi Beta Cons blog, published a letter from Stein to Dean Koh about his Yale Club remarks. Stein wrote, in part, "In your discussion of 'global law' I recall at least one favorable reference to 'Sharia', among other foreign laws that could, in an appropriate instance (according to you) govern a controversy in a federal or state court in the US."

In Fordham Law Review, Koh asserted that the U.S. "Supreme Court is divided between two judicial camps: the transnationalists and the nationalists." Koh considers himself a transnationalist and justices Roberts, Scalia and Alito nationalists.

Koh explained the differences between these two judicial philosophies. According to Koh, transnationalist judges look to U.S. interdependence, whereas nationalists tend to look to U.S. autonomy. Transnationalists think about how U.S. law fits into a framework of transnational law, while nationalists see a rigid foreign and domestic divide. Transnationalists think that courts can "domesticate" international law (make it part of our law), whereas nationalists think that only the political branches can. Transnationalists favor the development of a global legal system, while nationalists prefer a national legal system.

Koh's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 16, 2008, in which he lamented that the Bush administration forfeited the "universal sympathy" America enjoyed as a victim of the 9/11 attacks with a "series of unnecessary, self-inflicted wounds, which have gravely diminished our global standing and damaged our reputation for respecting the rule of law," including Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, torture, indefinite detention of enemy combatants, military commissions, warrantless wiretaps, evasion of the Geneva Conventions and international human rights treaties, excessive government secrecy, attacks on the United Nations, and others.

It's no surprise to me that Obama seeks to install as assistant State Department legal counsel a man who, like George Soros and a host of ultra-left-wing bloggers, believes America is always the bad guy and that we should rehabilitate ourselves through following the wisdom of foreign nations and international bodies.


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

US laws and the Constitution have no meaning, no standing, and no relevance to this guy. This is terrifying! And what makes this a double whammy is that Obama feels the exact same way about our Constitution as he has made it very clear that he loathes it.

from New York Times

"“I was a little Jakarta street kid,” he said in a wide-ranging interview in his office (excerpts are on my blog, www.nytimes.com/ontheground). He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them.
Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (5)


Rush Limbaugh On Obama's Constant Assault on America's Producers.




Obama Guarantees Sacrifice


Here's Barack Obama. I talked about how the left thinks that we just have to sacrifice, we all must sacrifice. We have to suffer. The only way this country will be just and fair is if everybody is equally miserable in their suffering and sacrifice -- and he said it, essentially, on Face the Nation yesterday. Bob Schieffer talked about announcing his plans today on the takeover of General Motors and canning the CEO. "What are these companies going to have to do, President Obama, in order to get additional bailout money?"

Sacrifice? Sacrifice doesn't build things. Not the way he's talking about it. He doesn't mean the virtue of sacrifice. That's going to make America what America should be. It's just scary, because he's going to ensure it! He's going to make sure that there's sacrifice, and that's what his administration's all about.

Based on what we've seen with General Motors and the banks, if he fails, America is saved. Barack Obama's policies and their failure is the only hope we've got to maintain the America of our founding. We can sit here all the all day as we have. We can rail against General Motors. There is nothing going to stop any of this. Nothing is stopping it. I can say all day long, "Gosh, I hope this fails isn't going to stop anything." Has anybody heard the Republicans say anything today about the firing of Rick Wagoner? If they have, it hasn't been reported. Republicans, as usual, are a week behind the times. They're out there rapping about the budget, which is okay, the budget needs to be rapped about, "We'll rap about it further," but the big news of the today is GM. I haven't heard a Republican, have you? I haven't seen any media who find anything the slightest bit squishy about this.
When the history of this is written, people are going to say, "Where was the media? Where were the Republicans?" Where were all of the "moderate" Republicans who told us that this guy's temperament and his steadiness, and his intellect, that's why we should support him? Well, remember, it's not what Obama knows; it's what you think he knows. It's what he makes you think he knows. He doesn't know anything about the automobile business. He doesn't know how to change a tire. The automobile business needs car guys, people that love grease, get in there, manufacture these engines and cars, great designs, lines, and make people want to go out and buy these cars. Car companies have to be run by financial people today 'cause they're basically health care and retirement funds. The side business is making cars, hoping that they pay for some of it...
When you talk about his character, you're talking about who he is, who reared him, who raised him, who mentored him, who his associations were. I agree, they're all important, they were covered up. This is a radical guy. This is a very arrogant, radical guy who is angry. Nobody will convince me otherwise. Yeah, I mean he doesn't show it. Sometimes I think I notice it. I think it flares at times. Not the anger, but he reveals that he has a bunch of chips on his shoulder, and we know his wife does, and we know Reverend Wright does. We're getting a lot of this stuff that's happening right out of Reverend Wright's sermons. There really is. And a lot of what's going to happen in education, right out of Bill Ayers' curriculum, his extremist, terrorist buddy.


The best way to understand Obama, and I can't say this enough, he really believes that it's his job to return the nation's wealth to its rightful, quote, unquote, rightful owners. And that means that he believes the people who have wealth have stolen it from those who have no wealth. It's been unfairly achieved and accrued, and it's his job to take it and redistribute it. And that's what he means by sacrifice. When he talks about sacrifice, he's talking about raising your taxes, taking away your assets, and giving them to other people he thinks you stole them from who are thus more deserving. If you'll just be open to admit it, you can see it practically every day in his policy pronouncements.




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

The obsession Obama has for everyone to sacrifice and the way he means it taies away all the American dream. If Obama loved America whcih he does not, he would know what that dream has meant to the citizens of our country. NOT his country but our country, the United States of America.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (4)


Who Will Raise Kids: Mom, Dad or State?


Republican Rep. Hoekstra Discusses Parental Rights



Who will raise kids: Mom, Dad or state?

wnd ....for complete article

By Drew Zahn


Though efforts to pass a constitutional amendment protecting parental rights have failed in the past, two U.S. legislators are preparing to reintroduce the idea this week; and this time, they say, the effort is backed by more than 60 congressional members.

Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., who introduced a parental rights amendment by himself last year, told the Agence France-Presse that he will be joined by Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., on Tuesday as they renew the fight.

According to a statement released to AFP by Hoekstra's office, the amendment "would clearly outline in the U.S. Constitution that parents, not government or any other organization, have a fundamental right to raise their children as they see fit."

"At a time when government at every level seems to encroach upon the ability of parents to choose the best for their children," Hoekstra writes on his website, "it is important to preserve parental rights into the Constitution."

Last summer Hoekstra introduced H.J.R. 97, proposing a constitutional amendment stating that the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right that cannot be infringed upon by federal, state, or international treaty law without demonstrating government interest "of the highest order." Hoekstra asserts that legitimate cases of abuse and neglect fall under the "demonstrated government interest" clause.

Without any co-sponsors, however, H.J.R 97 died in committee.

According to ParentalRights.org, an organization dedicated to seeing the amendment passed, this year's effort, in addition to senatorial support from DeMint, has recruited 65 U.S. representatives who have committed to joining Hoekstra in co-sponsoring a parental rights amendment.

"Few dispute the vital role of parents in raising the next generation, but, regrettably, few recognize that the fundamental role of parents is under direct attack," wrote J. Michael Smith, president of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.

Smith pointed to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, an internation treaty approved by the Clinton administration but stalled by opposition in the Senate, as one example of governmental attempts to infringe on parental rights.

"It's possible that in the near future, the United States may significantly weaken the rights of parents to raise their children," Smith wrote. "Crucial decisions that parents are accustomed to making, such as what our children read, who they associate with, what kind of discipline is used, whether we take them to church, or whether we homeschool, all become decisions for the state if the United States ratifies the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child."

He continued, "By allowing the government to define and determine what is in the 'best interests of the child,' outside the context of abuse and neglect cases, the UNCRC in effect diminishes the parental role, replacing it with government supervision."

As WND reported, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., last month urged a hurry-up timetable for adoption of the UNCRC.

"Children deserve basic human rights ... and the convention protects children's rights by setting some standards here so that the most vulnerable people of society will be protected," Boxer said, according to Fox News.

Critics like Smith, however, argue the document, which creates "the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion" usurps the role of parents in directing their children's upbringing.

Hoekstra used a 3-minute video clip, viewable above, to explain how, he believes, parental rights are being overlooked in the nation's capitol and why a parental rights amendment is needed:

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To succeed, the amendment Hoekstra and DeMint plan to introduce Tuesday( TODAY) will need to pass in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate by two-thirds majorities each, then win ratification by three-fourths of the states.



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

God bless Hoekstra and DeMint ! I sure hope this time the amendment will get enough votes and
pass in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.



Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (3)


Japan Prepares for North Korea Missile Launch





Japan Prepares for North Korea Missile Launch

For First Time, Tokyo Says It Will Deploy Missile Interceptors Against Rocket or Debris From Pyongyang's Planned Launch

The Wall Street Journal

TOKYO

Japan's move Friday to deploy missile interceptors is the boldest challenge North Korea faces so far to its plan to launch a rocket in the next few days.

Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said he ordered the deployment of missile interceptors to Japan's northern coast to prepare to shoot down the rocket and any debris that could fall on Japanese territory. It was the first such order Japan had issued, a ministry spokesman said.

North Korea said it will launch a rocket carrying a satellite between April 4 and April 8, and warned that fragments could fall into the Sea of Japan between the two countries as well as southeast of Japan in the Pacific Ocean.

Japan and its allies suspect the rocket is a new long-range missile, and have demanded that Pyongyang cancel the plan. A launch would violate United Nations Security Council sanctions imposed in 2006 after North Korea tested a long-range missile.

Any action Japan takes would be restricted to shooting at material that threatens to fall on Japanese land or sea. Nevertheless, the move is a bold one for Japan, which has a pacifist constitution that strictly restricts its military to measures of national defense.

Japan is particularly worried about North Korea because of its proximity to the rogue nation. After Pyongyang's launches in recent years, Tokyo imposed sanctions on North Korea and pushed the U.N. Security Council to enact further sanctions. At the time, Japan didn't have the missile-defense capabilities it has today.

Analysts say that by warning that it will intercept a rocket or debris, Japan is walking a fine diplomatic line between cautious preparation at home and tough talk to put North Korea on notice -- without antagonizing the country.

In recent years, Tokyo has expanded its military role. It has sent noncombat troops to Iraq and has a refueling mission in the Indian Ocean that supports U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

The U.S., which Japan relies on for its defense, has to proceed cautiously. U.S. diplomats are now dealing with North Korea's arrest of two U.S. journalists on the North Korea-China border on March 17.

The U.S. has been leaning against trying to shoot down the North's projectile and a senior U.S. official this week said the administration has ruled it out.



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

We may not scare N. Korea ( with Obama as President) , but I bet Japan does, or at least I bet they take Japan more seriously then they take us.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (3)


ChiComs Hack Congress



ChiComs Hack Congress

The American Spectator

Republican members of the House of Representatives weren't surprised by the report over the weekend that entities with ties to the Communist Chinese government had been spying on more than 100 governments and other institutions, such as the Dalai Lama, via a computer program.

The ChiComs and hacker organizations routinely attempt -- sometimes successfully -- to hack into House computer systems, as well as other U.S. government institutions.

"Beyond vigilance and security, there isn't much more we can do about it," says a House Republican member, who says that last year colleagues' computers were hacked after they or their staffs had met with human-rights advocates on ChiCom human rights abuses. "It's getting now that you just expect it, and plan for it," says the member.

Yet even though House Republicans have raised the issue with Democrat leadership, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has chosen not to pursue the issue with the Chinese government. "Her position is that our national security agencies and Homeland Security are dealing with this issue, we don't have to," says a House Democrat leadership aide. "It's not her place."

Yet according to some House Democrats, she has chosen to insert herself into business negotiations or business dealings between California constituencies and the Chinese business entities, all of which have ties in some form to the ChiCom government.

But Pelosi's soft on China's cyberterror strategy may backfire on her. The Obama Administration is expected to announce next week an aggressive plan to counter such hacking and data theft.



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

This has been going on for awhile, and it just keeps getting worse. I will never forget ChinaGate that Bill and Hillary Clinton brought us. And how they got away with what they did. I always thought once we had a Republican president this all would be taken care of and fixed so to speak to go back to keeping us safe, our military information safe etc.

The articles below are not recent, some are from 2006,2007 and 2008. But I thought it interesting to check and see just how much has been happening and all related to this article that Mark sent to me.

And one other thing, I was very naive and did not know we were borrowing money from China, so when I found that out it really freaked me out. To be indebted to a communist country is so wrong in more ways then I can even put into words. This whole thing puts us in a postion of weakness, how can we go after a country for hacking into our goveornment, and military computers when we owe them so much money??

Given the amount of money we’ve borrowed from China and how dependent our economy is on them- I expect NOTHING to be done about this -maybe a little tsk-tsking- but nothing meaningful.


The ChiComs got into the Pentagon, it probably was a piece of cake to get into the White House. ( Links below)

Chinese military hacked into Pentagon
"The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defence department, say American ­officials."


China-sourced fake chips used in US military, says BusinessWeek
"Fake microchips from China are causing a growing number of failures in military systems, according to an investigation by BusinessWeek magazine."

China hijacks Google, Yahoo, MSN, Youtube
"US Internet search engines in China were being hijacked and directed to Chinese-owned Baidu, analysts said Wednesday, speculating that this may be retaliation for the White House award to exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama."
""It seems like China is fed up with the US, so as a way to fight back, they redirected virtually all search traffic from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to Baidu, the Chinese based search engine," the analysts wrote."


Selling National Security (China bids for portion of 3Com)
"China bids for firm that makes "intrusion prevention" technology for the Department of Defense.
THE CHINESE ANNOUNCED on Saturday that they would be buying into the company that provides the Pentagon with technology to prevent cyber-attacks--of the sort the Chinese launched a few weeks ago. Why worry? We are all free traders now, according the president and his secretary of the Treasury--all except misguided Democrats, trade unions, displaced workers, and those who worry about our national security."


Will 3Com Deal Funnel U.S. Secrets to China?
""This goes right to the heart of cyber security," said Republican congressman Duncan Hunter on a recent appearance on "Lou Dobbs Tonight." Readers may recall that the CNN anchor was a vocal opponent in 2006 of Dubai Ports World's bid to operate a few big U.S. ports."


Cisco partners with Chinese appliance maker
"Cisco Systems will partner with one of China's largest appliance makers to develop networking gear for homes, the Associated Press reported ,"

Cisco China
" Cisco has taken its U.S.-based infrastructure and applied it to China. It is stunning in its impact as one notes how so much of what is being done in the United States in terms of the intranet has been transferred to China. "

China Telecom Selects Cisco as Primary Supplier for ChinaNet 2006 Expansion
"Cisco Systems today announced that China Telecom has selected the Cisco® Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture as the foundation of its 2006 ChinaNet network expansion and has named Cisco as the primary equipment provider for the project. Cisco solutions that will be deployed in ChinaNet's network include the high-end Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System and significant upgrades to its existing Cisco 12000 Series Routers, which will expand the ChinaNet core network's capabilities, reliability and scalability."



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM | Comments (2)


Democrat Senator Chris Dodd & His Many Scandals




Sean Hannity laid out the many scandals facing Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn) on his March 30th show. The list goes on and on. This was a devastating piece laying out the facts against the corrupt senator.



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

Excellent video and I hope finally his voters start to wise up and see the kind of trash they have been electing over and over.




Posted by Wild Thing at 05:42 AM | Comments (4)


10 Facts About American Health Care



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10 Surprising Facts about American Health Care

The Heritage Foundation

Via the National Center for Policy Analysis, Hoover Institution senior fellow Scott Atlas identifies 10 things you probably did not know about health care:

Fact No. 1: Americans have better survival rates than Europeans for common cancers. Breast cancer mortality is 52 percent higher in Germany than in the United States, and 88 percent higher in the United Kingdom. Prostate cancer mortality is 604 percent higher in the U.K. and 457 percent higher in Norway. The mortality rate for colorectal cancer among British men and women is about 40 percent higher.

Fact No. 2: Americans have lower cancer mortality rates than Canadians. Breast cancer mortality is 9 percent higher, prostate cancer is 184 percent higher and colon cancer mortality among men is about 10 percent higher than in the United States.

Fact No. 3: Americans have better access to treatment for chronic diseases than patients in other developed countries. Some 56 percent of Americans who could benefit are taking statins, which reduce cholesterol and protect against heart disease. By comparison, of those patients who could benefit from these drugs, only 36 percent of the Dutch, 29 percent of the Swiss, 26 percent of Germans, 23 percent of Britons and 17 percent of Italians receive them.

Fact No. 4: Americans have better access to preventive cancer screening than Canadians. Take the proportion of the appropriate-age population groups who have received recommended tests for breast, cervical, prostate and colon cancer:

* Nine of 10 middle-aged American women (89 percent) have had a mammogram, compared to less than three-fourths of Canadians (72 percent).
* Nearly all American women (96 percent) have had a pap smear, compared to less than 90 percent of Canadians.
* More than half of American men (54 percent) have had a PSA test, compared to less than 1 in 6 Canadians (16 percent).
* Nearly one-third of Americans (30 percent) have had a colonoscopy, compared with less than 1 in 20 Canadians (5 percent).

Fact No. 5: Lower income Americans are in better health than comparable Canadians. Twice as many American seniors with below-median incomes self-report “excellent” health compared to Canadian seniors (11.7 percent versus 5.8 percent). Conversely, white Canadian young adults with below-median incomes are 20 percent more likely than lower income Americans to describe their health as “fair or poor.”

Fact No. 6: Americans spend less time waiting for care than patients in Canada and the U.K. Canadian and British patients wait about twice as long - sometimes more than a year - to see a specialist, to have elective surgery like hip replacements or to get radiation treatment for cancer. All told, 827,429 people are waiting for some type of procedure in Canada. In England, nearly 1.8 million people are waiting for a hospital admission or outpatient treatment.

Fact No. 7: People in countries with more government control of health care are highly dissatisfied and believe reform is needed. More than 70 percent of German, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and British adults say their health system needs either “fundamental change” or “complete rebuilding.”

Fact No. 8: Americans are more satisfied with the care they receive than Canadians. When asked about their own health care instead of the “health care system,” more than half of Americans (51.3 percent) are very satisfied with their health care services, compared to only 41.5 percent of Canadians; a lower proportion of Americans are dissatisfied (6.8 percent) than Canadians (8.5 percent).

Fact No. 9: Americans have much better access to important new technologies like medical imaging than patients in Canada or the U.K. Maligned as a waste by economists and policymakers naïve to actual medical practice, an overwhelming majority of leading American physicians identified computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the most important medical innovations for improving patient care during the previous decade. The United States has 34 CT scanners per million Americans, compared to 12 in Canada and eight in Britain. The United States has nearly 27 MRI machines per million compared to about 6 per million in Canada and Britain.

Fact No. 10: Americans are responsible for the vast majority of all health care innovations. The top five U.S. hospitals conduct more clinical trials than all the hospitals in any other single developed country. Since the mid-1970s, the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology has gone to American residents more often than recipients from all other countries combined. In only five of the past 34 years did a scientist living in America not win or share in the prize. Most important recent medical innovations were developed in the United States.



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

I wish the left and Obama would leave health care alone. I really fear Obama’s socialists ideas.

Check this out, I think it was made in England. LOL surprise ending

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqfFrCUrEbY


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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March 30, 2009

Obama Tells CEO of General Motors To STEP DOWN!





GM CEO resigns at Obama's behest


Politico....for complete article

The Obama administration asked Rick Wagoner, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, to step down and he agreed, a White House official said.

On Monday, President Obama is to unveil his plans for the auto industry, including a response to a request for additional funds by GM and Chrysler.

Wagoner’s resignation was one of the remarkable strings attached to the new aid package the administration is offering GM, based on recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, headed by the Treasury Department.

The White House confirmed Wagoner was leaving at the government's behest after The Associated Press reported his immediate departure, without giving a reason.

The surprise announcement about the classically iconic American corporation is perhaps the most vivid sign yet of the tectonic change in the relationship between business and government in this era of subsidies and bailouts.

Wagoner has been CEO for 8 years and at GM for more than 30. The company has not said who will replace him. GM has received $13.4 billion in government aid, and has been seeking $16.6 billion more.

Industry sources had said the White House planned very tough medicine in Monday's announcement, which turned out to be an understatement. And it went to the very top. The measures to be imposed by the government will have a dramatic effect on workers, unions, suppliers, bondholders, shareholders, retirees and the communities where plants are located, the sources said.

GM and Chrysler have to prove their viability as a condition of a federal bailout released under former President George W. Bush, and both have asked the current administration for more money. Ford has not sought federal funds because it had secured a line of credit just before money dried up.

Obama said Friday in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation,” broadcast Sunday, that the carmakers were going to have to do more.

“There's been some serious efforts to deal with a combination of long-standing problems in the auto industry,” the president told host Bob Schieffer. “What we're trying to let them know is that we want to have a successful auto industry, U.S. auto industry. We think we can have a successful U.S. auto industry. But it's got to be one that's realistically designed to weather this storm and to emerge at the other end much more lean, mean and competitive than it currently is.
“And that's gonna mean a set of sacrifices from all parties involved — management, labor, shareholders, creditors, suppliers, dealers. Everybody's gonna have to come to the table and say it's important for us to take serious restructuring steps now in order to preserve a brighter future down the road."
Schieffer followed up: “But they're not there yet.”
Obama added: “They're not there yet.”

The administration calls the task force “a cabinet-level group that includes the secretaries of Transportation, Commerce, Labor and Energy. It will also include the chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, the EPA administrator, and the director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change. The Task Force will be led by Treasury Secretary [Tim] Geithner and [National Economic Council] Director Larry Summers.”



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

I read the item several times, but I didn’t see any United Auto Workers officials being asked to quit. Probably just an oversight.....hmmmmmmmm.

One of the conditions of the GM bailout (done by Bush, not Obama) was that the company would work to get more cooperation from the UAW on the pay scale and benefits, as well as work practices. So you can bet the UAW is out there dancing in joy right now.GestapObama has clearly dumped that part of the deal, and substituted something that was not in the deal at all.

IMO, Government shouldn’t be dictating the firing of executives of private companies. This is communism! And I will add that government has no business being in the car business. This will end badly no matter what else happens.

How about telling UAW to go!



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Card Check - United Auto Workers Try to Unionize Indiana Plant



Card Check - United Auto Workers Try to Unionize Indiana Plant



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

Obama supports the bill. An original co-sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act, Obama urged his Senate colleagues to pass the bill during a 2007 motion to proceed:

"I support this bill because in order to restore a sense of shared prosperity and security, we need to help working Americans exercise their right to organize under a fair and free process and bargain for their fair share of the wealth our country creates."
"I will make it the law of the land when I'm President of the United States", he told a labor federation meeting in April, 2008. While Obama didn't talk about this issue much before general audiences, it was his main promise when he spoke to unions


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Spring Training and the Wounded Marines




From the bottom of my heart, I cannot thank you enough for providing the Marines an opportunity to come to spring training games again. Everything was perfect. The games, the dinner, the camaraderie, the fans, everything. However, I need to tell you about what happened during the White Sox/Dodgers game that will remain with me for a very long time.

On Sunday, during the 5th inning at Glendale Stadium, the address announcer introduced the Marines. Then they started playing the Marine Corps Hymn and all of the injured Marines stood up to attention. We had seats in the section directly behind home plate, so the Marines were very visible. Then the crowd all stood up and gave the Marines a standing ovation. (Kind of like what happens during Sunday home game at PETCO park with the Marines in the upper deck).
For these Marines, it was emotional for them to be publicly recognized.
Then, when we all left the game in the 7th inning to get back to the airport, the injured Marines had to walk up, directly behind home plate, about 75 stairs to leave. Of course, it took awhile because several had canes and even more could not walk fast because the guys with the canes were at the head of the line.
As they filed up the stairs out of the stadium, in a single file line, spontaneously the crowd again all stood up and gave the Marines a standing ovation until the very last one reached the top of the stairs. Had to take 3-4 minutes. It was loud. It was crazy. The players on the field were even clapping. It was truly a proud moment for me. When the Marines got to the top of the stairs, several were crying. It was very, very emotional. Emotional for them, for me, for the crowd.
On the plane, I started asking myself, why was this trip so fantastic? Here's what I came up with: When the Marines got injured, they were immediately brought back to the hospital for care and treatment. While still in the hospital, those that had warranted the Purple Heart medal were given a very nice, but private ceremony with their immediate family present. Most often a General will come in and congratulate them for a job well done. Then they go through months of therapy.
Never have they been thanked by the public. To be taken out of the hospital, out of rehab and told thanks by the very same people they are fighting for, it is truly overwhelming for them. To watch them hobble up those stairs, with 12,000 to 15,000 people cheering for them and then them having tears streaming down their cheeks, it made me very proud. I want you to know, that you made it possible for them to receive the recognition that they deserve. You should be very proud for what you are doing for our military and especially, my fellow Marines.


Source

* Blackfive

The above email is from Rich W. and Jim P. who helped get 17 wounded Marines out to Phoenix for Spring Training. Rich and Jim are former Marines and are, not surprisingly, always faithful. The USAF gave them vans to transport the wounded Marines.

So who was the email of thanks directed to?

It was sent to the man who personally paid for airfare and hotels for the 17 wounded Marines. His name is Barry Zito of the San Francisco Giants.

And Barry Zito has done a lot for our troops in the past. He created the charity Strikeouts for Troops, to which he donates $400 for every strikeout he throws. The charity benefits hospitals for soldiers wounded in military operations.

Barry Zito email address if you would like to email him.



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

This is so wonderful, it brought tears reading it. I love stories like this, our troops deserve things like this to happen as often as possible.


......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam



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A Little Humor Break


Stuff Your Own Teddy Bear

This is from one of our Shows, San Diego Living. Ruben usually goes out into the field and does live shots from community locations.. Today he is building a bear.. but his technique is... interesting to say the least. We spoke with him afterwards he had NO IDEA he was doing what he did..

Wait for it.. and look at the expressions of the Co-Hosts during the double video box.. LOL..


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The Reality Fairy

A beautiful fairy appeared one day to a destitute refugee outside an Illinois immigration office.

'Good man,' the fairy said, 'I've been sent here by President Obama and told to grant you three wishes, since you just arrived in the United States with your wife and three children.'

The man told the fairy.. 'Well, where I come from we don't have good teeth, so I want new teeth, maybe a lot of gold in them.'

The fairy looked at the man's almost toothless grin and -- PING ! -- he had a brand new shining set of gold teeth in his mouth!

'What else?' asked the fairy, 'two more to go.'

The refugee claimant now got bolder. 'I need a big house with a three car garage in Springfield on the water with eight bedrooms for my family and the rest of my relatives who still live in my country. I want to bring them all over here . .. .... and -- PING ! -- in the distance there could be seen a beautiful mansion with a three car garage, a long driveway, a walkout patio with a BBQ in an upscale neighborhood overlooking the lake.

'One more wish', said the fairy, waving her wand.

'Yes, one more wish. I want to be like an American with American clothes instead of these torn clothes, and a baseball cap instead of this turban. And I want to have white skin like Americans . .. . and -- PING! -- The man was transformed, wearing worn out jeans, a St Louis Cardinal’s T-shirt and a baseball cap. He had his bad teeth back and the mansion had disappeared from the horizon.

'What happened to my new teeth?' he wailed. 'Where is my new house?' .

The fairy said 'Tough, Mac, Now that you are a White American, you have to fend for yourself.'


......Thank you RAC for sending these to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam



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.... Thank you John for sending these to me.

John
US Navy
62-68



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.....Thank you Chief for sending this to me.

Chief Petty Officer
BM-0164-Assault Boat Coxswain
Vietnam 1964- 1970
1970-1988 US Coast Guard



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I became confused when I heard these terms with reference to the word 'service'.

Internal Revenue 'Service'
U.S. Postal 'Service'
Telephone 'Service'
Cable 'Service'
Civil 'Service'
Customer 'Service'
State, City & County Public 'Service'

This is not what I thought 'service' meant.

But today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to come 'service' a few cows.

BAM!!! It all came into focus. Now I understand what all those 'service' agencies are doing to us.

I hope you are now as enlightened as I am.


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When Democracy Becomes Tyranny

I STILL get to vote.




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DOD Briefing

The Department Of Defense briefed the president this morning. They told Pres. OBAMA that 2 Brazilian soldiers were killed in Iraq. To everyone's surprise, all the color drained from Obama's face. Then he collapsed onto his desk, head in his hands, visibly shaken,almost in tears.

Finally, he composed himself and asked, 'Just how many is a brazilian?'

This is especially poignant since he obviously has no understanding of billion or trillion either.


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BAIL EM OUT!????



Hell, back in 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it. They failed, and it closed. Now we are trusting the economy of our country and the banking system to the same nit-wits who couldn't make money running a whore house and selling whiskey!




....Thank you Mark for sending these to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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Extractions from Military manuals, pubs, etc.

"AIM TOWARDS THE ENEMY." -Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher

"WHEN THE PIN IS PULLED, MR. GRENADE IS NOT OUR FRIEND." -US Marine Corps

"CLUSTER BOMBING FROM B-52s IS VERY, VERY ACCURATE. THE BOMBS ARE
GUARANTEED TO ALWAYS HIT THE GROUND." -U.S.A.F. Ammo Troop.

"IF THE ENEMY IS IN RANGE, SO ARE YOU." -Infantry Journal

"A SLIPPING GEAR COULD LET YOUR M-203 GRENADE LAUNCHER FIRE WHEN YOU LEAST
EXPECT IT. THAT WOULD MAKE YOU QUITE UNPOPULAR IN WHAT'S LEFT OF YOUR UNIT
." -Army's magazine of prevention maintenance

"IT IS GENERALLY INADVISABLE TO EJECT DIRECTLY OVER THE AREA YOU JUST
BOMBED." -US. Air Force manual

"TRY TO LOOK UNIMPORTANT; THE ENEMY MAY BE LOW ON AMMO." -Infantry Journal

"TRACERS WORK BOTH WAYS." -U.S. Army Ordnance

"FIVE-SECOND FUSES ONLY LAST THREE SECONDS." -Infantry Journal

"BRAVERY IS BEING THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS YOU'RE AFRAID." -David Hackworth

"IF YOUR ATTACK IS GOING TOO WELL, YOU'RE WALKING INTO AN AMBUSH."
-Infantry Journal

"NO COMBAT-READY UNIT HAS EVER PASSED INSPECTION." -Joe Gay

"ANY SHIP CAN BE A MINESWEEPER....ONCE." -Anon

"NEVER TELL THE PLATOON SERGEANT YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DO." -Unknown Marine
Recruit

"DON'T DRAW FIRE; IT IRRITATES THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU." -Infantry Journal

"IF YOU SEE A BOMB TECHNICIAN RUNNING, TRY TO KEEP UP WITH HIM." -U.S.A.F.
Ammo Troop


....Thank you Lynn for sending this.


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Obama's Sharp Parot!....LOL I love these jokes!

So, Obama walks into a bar with a parrot on his shoulder.
Bartender asks, "Hey, where did you get that thing?"

Parrot says....Kenya, they're all over the place.


....Thank you Tom for sending this to me.

Tom
US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces
1970-72



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New Tool for Men



....Thank you Jack for sending this to me.

Army Combat Engineers
Quang Tri & Chu Lai '68 -'69
67-69

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent



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Obama's Deck Stacked in Billed 'open' Forum



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Obama's deck stacked in billed 'open' forum

wnd

Obama's deck stacked in billed 'open' forum President picks campaign supporters to ask questions at 'online' town hall Barack Obama speaking at Open for Questions In an event billed as an opportunity for the American people to ask questions of an "open" and "transparent"

administration, the only fully identified inquirers plucked from the audience, it turns out, were Obama campaign supporters.

At last week's "Open for Questions" forum, the full transcript and video of which is posted on the White House website, Obama answered several questions selected from a reported 100,000 queries posted online.

He also took a handful of questions, in town hall fashion, from those in attendance at the event.

But according to a Washington Post report, those audience members the president chose included "a member of the pro-Obama Service Employees International Union, a member of the Democratic National Committee who campaigned for Obama among Hispanics during the primary;

Obama invited six audience members to pose questions.

The first questioner, named Ellie, wasn't fully identified on the White House transcript of the event. The other five, however, were people later pegged as Obama campaign backers.

In the week leading up to the Open for Questions forum, Obama released a promotional video on YouTube in which he said, "One of my priorities as president is opening the White House to the American people, so that folks can understand what we're up to."
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told the Post that Obama has said, "I think it's important to engage your critics ... because not only will you occasionally change their mind but, more importantly, sometimes they will change your mind."

Those the president engaged, however, included Sergio Salmeron, who told the Post he had worked as a canvasser for the campaign, as well as working with voter registration and translation of campaign materials.

Salmeron told the Post he was invited to Open for Questions by a fellow worker at Organizing for America, the volunteer coordination effort with the homepage www.barackobama.com.

Questioner Carlos Del Toro thanked the president "for all the efforts that you and your administration [have] done on behalf of veterans and also on behalf of small businesses."

Del Toro also ran as a Democratic candidate for the Virginia Legislature, donated over $2,700 to Democrat candidates in 2008, and endorsed Obama for election in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star.




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

Obama is such a LIAR! He can't even be honest when it comes to those asking questions.

I heard on Sunday morning a women in the press and I wish I could get her quote she was so awesome, she said a lot of the press is getting fed up with how Obama is treating them. She went on to say that the press is supposed to ask questions ( LOL they didn't want to when he ran for president but now they say they do want to) and they Obama won't let them. That no other president in history has controlled the press like Obama has been doing. Those are some of the things she said and she was not a happy camper.

Well they wanted him, they knew he could only speak with a teleprompter and yet they kept going on and on into insanity what a great speaker he was.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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To All Democrats From The Marines!






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

God bless the Marines and all our troops in all the branches of service.

The person that had this video at YouTube also had some great quotes when I clicked on their profile page, I wanted to share them with you.


"This is a party. The Republican Party is a party for FREE men, not for blind followers, and not for conformists."
--Barry Goldwater--

"The good lord raised the mighty Republic to be a home for the brave and to flourish as the land of the free -- not to stagnate in the swampland of collectivism, not to cringe before the bullying of communism."
--Barry Goldwater

"We Republicans seek a government that attends to its inherent responsibilities of maintaining a stable monetary and fiscal climate, encouraging a free and a competitive economy and enforcing law and order. Thus do we seek inventiveness, diversity, and creative difference within a stable order, for we Republicans define government's role where needed at many many levels-- preferably, though, one of the closest to the people involved."
--Barry Goldwater

"Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again."
--Ronald Reagan

"The house we hope to build is not for my generation but for yours. It is your future that matters. And I hope that when you are my age, you will be able to say as I have been able to say: we lived in freedom. We lived lives that were a statement not an apology."
--Ronald Reagan...February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004



......Thank you SSGT Steve


SSgt Steve
1st MarDiv, H Co., 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment
2/5 Marines, Motto: "Retreat, Hell"
VN 66-67


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No Time for Sergeants ~ LMAO



No Time for Sergeants (1958) Latrine Inspection




No Time for Sergeants - Don Knotts debut "Manual Dexterity"




LOL I love this film. I first saw it about 10 years ago and I laughed so hard, and it still makes me laugh. These are just two of the scenes from the movie.


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March 29, 2009

Obama Seeks Muslims For White House as He Gets List of Muslims



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Obama seeks Muslims for White House posts

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WASHINGTON – Barack Obama is conducting his own affirmative action program to get more Muslims in the White House.

The move began with Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn, who took his oath of office with a hand on the Quran, to solicit the resume of what he considered to be the nation's most qualified adherents of Islam.

According to the Denver Post, when White House officials heard about the program, it was put on overdrive.

So far, 45 Ivy League grads, Fortune 500 executives and government officials have been submitted for consideration.


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Obama gets list of top Muslim Americans

Denver Post

In a bid to get more Muslim Americans working in the Obama administration, a book with resumes of 45 of the nation's most qualified — Ivy League grads, Fortune 500 executives and public servants, all carefully vetted — has been submitted to the White House.

The effort, driven by community leaders and others, including U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was bumped up two weeks because White House officials heard about the venture, said J. Saleh Williams, program coordinator for the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, who sifted through more than 300 names.

"It was mostly under the radar," Williams said. "We thought it would put (the president) in a precarious position. We didn't know how closely he wanted to appear to be working with the Muslim American community."


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Muslims will use the freedoms of the West against us. This is why Muslims should not be put into positions of power in the first place as they will just use the power to advance their Islamic agenda. ~ Wild Thing


MUSLIM MP: Arrest British Jews fighting for IDF
Tue, 03 Feb 2009
By Fareena Alam, Press TV, London

Lord Nazir Ahmed is one of Britain's most prominent Muslim leaders. This week, he questioned the British government about concerns that British Jews may have served in the Israeli Defense Force during Operation Cast Lead - the three-week bombardment of Gaza.

Press TV: Lord Nazir Ahmed, you raised question in Parliament about the legal implications of British Jews serving in the IDF. What was the response?

Lord Ahmed: I asked Her Majesty's government if they were aware of British citizens who may have been involved with the war crimes committed by the Israeli Defense Force and Israeli Defense Reserves. Her Majesty's government did not have any figures because dual nationals do not have to inform the government. However, there are reports in the Daily Mirror and The Sun with the names of British citizens who have been fighting in Gaza.

Press TV: Are you certain these are up to date reports about British citizens serving in Israel?

Lord Ahmed: These are very new reports, dated January 2009, of British citizens who have gone out to fight against the Palestinian people as part of the IDF. Their names and ages are mentioned in these reports.




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Wild Thinig's comment...........

"Ivy League grads, Fortune 500 executives and public servants, all carefully vetted "


What "vetted"....oh like Obama was, or anyone eles he has picked for his cabinet. And all of them have their taxes paid and oh yessss let's not forget I guess they all have a genuine Hawaiian Birth Certificates too.

What the heck, now Obama has an affirmative action" program for Muslims going on.

Well lelt's see, we don't currently have a “Minister of Jihad and Beheadings”.

For one thing a good Muslim is loyal and faithful to the Qu’ran, they can’t be loyal to the US.

So let's see, Obama is going to be putting muslim's in the WH and he's letting muslim terrorists onto American streets.This is outrageous! Are there goinog to be loud speakers at the White House to announce the Islam call to prayer?


"...There is nothing more beautiful in the morning than the call to prayers..."—Barak Hussein Obama


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Outstanding Airmen of the Year SrA Polly-Jan Bobseine



Senior Airman Polly-Jan Bobseine is a Security Forces Journeyman assigned to the 823d Security Forces Squadron as a Fire Team Member, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.

She is 21 years old. Airman Bobseine was born in Chadwick Bay, New York, on 21 October 1984. She was
home schooled and graduated in June 2000.

She competed in state and regional High-Power Rifle shooting, achieved New York State’s 2000 Junior Trap Champion title, taught skiing, snowboarding, and lettered in Swimming. After graduating high school, Airman Bobseine moved to Wyoming where she was employed as a horse wrangler until relocating to Tennessee to
train horses professionally before enlisting in the United States Air Force, leaving in March 2003 for Lackland
Air Force Base, Texas for basic training.

Upon graduation, she volunteered for a special duty assignment to the 823d Security Forces Squadron,
Moody AFB, Georgia, arriving in August 2003.

Since serving in the unit, Airman Bobseine has completed:

Army Airborne Training
Air Force Physical Fitness Leadership School
Army Combat Lifesaver Training

Airman Bobseine was recently selected as the 2005 Air Combat Command Outstanding Flight Level Airman
of the Year.

She is an active member of the National Cancer Research Organization and volunteer children’s swimming
instructor.

Airman Bobseine’s military awards include:

the Air Force Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle and Pistol.)

She is currently pursuing her private pilot license and enrolled in Park University, working towards an Associates degree in Criminal Justice.


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

Our country is so blessed for the wonderful Americans that serve in our military. I wish so much we could thank each one in person.

Thank you Senior Airman Polly-Jan Bobseine for your love for our country and for all you have done.



....Thank you Tom for sending this to me.

Tom
US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces
1970-72


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Angela Merkel,the German chancellor Says NO to UK Brown and B.Hussein Obama



Brown snubbed over tax

Times Online.co.uk


GORDON BROWN’S carefully laid plans for a G20 deal on worldwide tax cuts have been scuppered by an eve-of-summit ambush by European leaders.

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, last night led the assault on the prime minister’s “global new deal” for a $2 trillion-plus fiscal stimulus to end the recession.

“I will not let anyone tell me that we must spend more money,” she said...

The attacks on Brown’s ambitions for the G20 to inject more money into the world economy come at the end of a week where the prime minister has travelled to three continents to build support for his proposals.

The likely deadlock at this week’s meeting will kill any remaining hope that Alistair Darling’s April 22 budget will offer significant tax cuts.

The assault by European Union leaders also represents a defeat for President Barack Obama, who is desperate for other big economies to copy his $800 billion stimulus plan.

“There will be a very long communiqué, but there won’t be much in it,” said a Washington economist.


Obama Faces Cold Reception in Europe. Support Has Turned to Opposition Over Stimulus Plan

ABC news

The last time President Obama went to Europe, he was greeted with raucous applause and 200,000 Europeans choking a Berlin square, chanting "Obama" and "Yes We Can."

This time, as the president heads to London this week to press the Group of 20 nations for a global economic stimulus plan, he's likely to get a warm reception but cold comfort from many European leaders.

European Union chief Mirek Topolanek, the recently ousted leader of the Czech Republic, calls the plan the Obama administration has been pushing "a way to hell."




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

God bless her! I love it when someone says no to the communist Obama.


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Kudos to Senator Tom Coburn GREAT Speech



Coburn Outraged at Omnibus Spending




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

Colburn explains that the Democrats have the votes to pass any bill yet are still blocking debate and amendments. He tells Democrats they lack honor, dignity and courage. He is absolutely, positively correct.

I wish some of these few, very few conservative Republicans lived in Florida. ( deep sigh) Instead we have rino's to vote for.


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Largest Newspaper in Poland Questions Obama's Eligibility to be President




Polish Press Raises Questions about Obama's Eligibility to be President

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Rzeczpospolita


Below is rough translation of the article into English:

Rzeczpospolita is one of Poland's largest daily newspapers


Is Obama Eligible to be President?

The Conservative organization "Defend Our Freedoms" has sent documents questioning the legality of Barack Obama's presidency to the Supreme Court and Justice Department.

Some conservatives have been claiming for many months that Obama is ineligible to be President. They refer to an article in the US Constitution that the President cannot be a naturilized citizen who was not born in the territory of the USA.

Acording to his official biography, Obama was born in Hawaii, but according to the above-mentioned sources, Kenya (where his father comes from) is the true location of his birth. His mother was born an American, but according to these theories, she couldn't transfer her citizenship to him because she was not of age when Obama was born.

Testimony about Obama's birth, established through several sources, gives the impression that Obama came into this world in Hawaii, which in 1961, when he was born, was already the 50th state of the USA.



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

Rzeczpospolita in Polish means "Republic" - thank you to red hot righit for the information.

God bless these people for wanting to know the truth.

This is exactly one of the major problems right after the worst one of all they no one has been respecting our Constitution. This problem of other countries not signing agreements with our country, bills that are passed and signed that are signed by a fake president. So many things are effected by his being a fake if he does not show proof he has been asked countless times to do.


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President Reagan Tells Obama To Shut Up! ~ LOL



Reagan Tells Obama To Shut Up!




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March 28, 2009

Artilleryman Follows Brother Into Military Service



Pfc. Ottis Harris' team fires the 9,900 pound M-777 Howitzer Artillery Cannon at Forward Operating Base Bostick, March 17. Harris is an artilleryman with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 321th Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade (Airborne), from Fort Bragg, N.C.



Members of Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 321th Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade (Airborne), fire the 9,900 lbs M-777 Howitzer Artillery Cannon at Forward Operating Base Bostick, March 17.


Artilleryman Follows Brother Into Military Service

Story by Sgt. Matthew Moeller

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan

Army Pfc. Ottis Harris loves his job.

“I get to blow stuff up all day,” the artilleryman joked.

A member of Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade, Harris’ time at Forward Operating Base Bostick in Afghanistan has taught him much more than just how to send rounds downrange.

Harris always dreamed of being a Soldier.

“I always wanted to join the Army,” the 27-year-old Arkansas native said. “I guess me being the youngest, my mom wanted to keep me away from it.”

It was Harris’ brother Fredrick, who eventually inspired him to pursue his dream 11 months ago.

One of the first Marines to enter Iraq in 2003, Fredrick, a 10-year veteran of the Corps, was medically retired after an explosion from a rocket propelled grenade caused a severe back injury.

“I guess just by me being so close to him, that I’m doing this for him,” Harris said thoughtfully.

Now Harris is a member of a team responsible for firing the 9,900 pound M-777 Howitzer Artillery Cannon.

“I’m the guy who puts the powder in, so it’s kind of an easy job,” Harris said, about firing 105 pound rounds up to 18 miles. “I want to learn more about being a [section] chief, that way when we get back, I can show the new guys what I have learned.”

Harris’ hard work has not gone unnoticed by his teammates.

“Truth is,” Harris’ section chief, Army Staff Sgt. Jean Gabard said, laughing, “he is one of the cockiest Soldiers I have ever had, but in a good way.”
“Once anything comes up, you’ll see him start going at [it], and it spreads throughout the whole section,” Gabard added. “He’s contagious.”

Harris has learned a lot since arriving in Afghanistan last January.

“It’s so different from back home,” Harris said. “You have good running water there, enough food there, then you come here, and you see that they don’t have any of that, and you kind of feel sorry for them.”
“We’re trying to make it better for them,” he added. “Not just shooting downrange at targets, but to let them know that while we’re here, we’re going to protect them.”

Although Afghanistan can be tough, Harris feels he can always turn to his teammates, whom he described as “like no others.”

“I used to have a problem talking to people about anything,” Harris said seriously. “But knowing that you got guys to your left and your right that will come up and ask, and actually care about you, and want to know how things are going back home, and with you, and you can be honest with them, that means everything.”
According to Harris, the Army has given him a lot, and he hopes to give some back, “I definitely want to do 20 years,” he said.

While in the Army, Harris plans to pursue a degree in business management, once again following in his brother Fredrick’s footsteps, who now owns several successful businesses.

Pfc. Ottis Harris really does love his job.

“You don’t find too many people who wake up and put on this uniform, and can actually say that they serve their country,” he said. “For me it’s a blessing, knowing that people depend on you to help them when they’re in need of help, it makes you stick your chest out a little bit further.”


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

giggle I love this guys attitude and how he loves to blow things up. heh heh

God bless Army Pfc. Ottis Harris.




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Obama Style Community Organizer Immortalized in HR 1388




Obama style community organizer immortalized in HR 1388

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/9658http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/9658

by Judi McLeod

Everybody becomes a community organizer in Barack Obama’s America. Everybody meaning the roughly 7 million people called to public duty in the $6 billion National Service effort.

Obama wants everybody made in his image in a plan that enshrines the “community organizer” as part of the U.S. pop culture.

But members pressed into the service of the 1 million-strong Youth Brigade, sanctioned by “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE), will have none of the freedoms of the community organizer who started it all.

There’s no room for God in Obama’s long promised Youth Brigade, no room to protest, petition, to boycott or to support a strike, and and loopholes to give its mandatory membership a pass.

Everybody in GIVE, HR 1388 in legislation, will follow the rules and you can bet next year’s crops that the letter O will be somewhere on this Army’s uniforms.

Who will be pressed into the new army of community organizers? Obama’s plan requires anyone receiving school loans, among others to serve at least three months as part of the brigade.

You can’t proselytize anybody while you’re in, but count on being proselytized by the time you’re out.

Lofty in intent, HR 1388 touts aims to “leverage investments to increase State, local, business and philanthropic resources to address national and local challenges”, but is downright specific in what its members can and cannot do.

“The Bill would forbid any student in the brigade to participate in “engaging in religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization,”
(thevoicemagaine.com.....see further down in this post).

That’s the new battle hymn of GIVE’s “Onward non-Christian Soldiers”.

Among other house rules categorized under Prohibited Activities: A participant in an approved national service position may not engage in the following activities:


Attempting to influence legislation.

Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts or strikes.

What’s good for ACORN is not good for GIVE.

Section 120 of the Bill--already rubber-stamped by the Senate--describes in the “Youth Engagement Zone Program” how “service learning” will be “a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency.”

“Criminal justice”, “environmental stewardship” and “public safety” are the subjects of this mandatory program.

Everybody (everybody meaning some 7 million people) when you add in retired and other former law enforcement, fire, rescue and emergency personnel, baby boomers, and even the able bodied residents of senior citizen homes will be an Obama-like community organizer under GIVE.

In other words, an Obama-styled army of community organizers modeled after Saul Alinsky’s “Peoples Organizations” without members ever knowing it.

This `What’s-good-for-Barack-and-Michelle is what’s good for you’ directive came via a 321-105 margin vote when introduced to the floor of the House of Representatives.

But its shelf life goes back to January 16, 2009. Company across the aisle when the National and community Service Act of 1990 was amended to expand and improve opportunities for service, and for other purposes in the Senate of the United States included bipartisan maverick Senator John McCain.

The GIVE Act imposes the potty-trained politics of Barack and Michelle Obama on the timeworn tradition of America being a great nation of volunteers.

The Act puts the finishing touches to Public Allies New Leadership for New times, modeled after Saul Alinsky’s “Peoples Organizations” and operating under Michelle Obama.

According to a Fact Sheet about Public Allies, “President Obama was a member of the founding advisory board of the non-profit organization. Michelle Obama was the founding Executive Director of Public Allies Chicago from Spring, 1993 until fall 1996. She served on Public Allies national board of directors from 1997 until 2002. Obama was no longer on the board when Michelle was hired for the job.

Meanwhile, welcome to the era of 7 million “Obamas” spreading the Saul Alinsky rule book coming soon to a community near you.


Obama Youth Brigade: Church Attendance Forbidden

The Voice Magazine

This bill’s title is called “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education” (GIVE).

It forms what some are calling “Obama’s Youth Brigade.” Obama’s plan is require anyone receiving school loans and others to serve at least three months as part of the brigade. His goal is one million youth! This has serious Nazi Germany overtones to it.

The Bill would forbid any student in the brigade to participate in “engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization.” That means no church attendance or witnessing.

Again, is this what America voted for? Here is part of the HR1388 Bill’s wording:

SEC. 1304. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS.

Section 125 (42 U.S.C. 12575) is amended to read as follows:

SEC. 125. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS.

(a) Prohibited Activities- A participant in an approved national service position under this subtitle may not engage in the following activities:

(1) Attempting to influence legislation.

(2) Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes.

(7) Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization.


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Wild Thing's comment......


God help us and our country.

I don't understand, I just don't get it at all. Why did Republicans vote for this, didn't they read it???? Don't they read things anymore, they just vote? I am speaking about the Republicans that voted for this.

I can’t understand why the modern left lauds Saul Alinsky, he wasn’t original at all and stole the ideas of Lenin, Stalin and Gramsci. But since they can’t claim to be stalinists or have people read Gramsci they point to this phony agent provocateur who would have been dumped by the KGB as an incompetent.


"Let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God [Exodus 18:21]. . . . If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted . . . If our government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws"…..Noah Webster, ‘The History of the United States’



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Ray Mabus, Obama's Pick For Secretary Of The Navy





Ray Mabus, Obama's Pick For Secretary Of The Navy


JACKSON, Miss.

President Barack Obama on Friday nominated former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus to be secretary of the Navy, choosing a political supporter with a two-year career in the service.

Mabus, 60, is a Democrat and campaigned extensively for Obama last year. He had been previously talked about as a candidate for a place in Obama's cabinet as secretary of education.

If confirmed, Mabus would succeed Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter. The secretary is the civilian leader of the service and is responsible for a wide range of duties, from recruiting and mobilizing to overseeing the construction and repair of ships, equipment and facilities.

"At this critical moment in our nation's history, I am grateful that these exceptional public servants have chosen to help my administration bring the change our country needs today," Obama said in a statement announcing Mabus' selection and other administration posts.

Mabus served in the Navy from 1970-72 as a surface warfare officer on the Newport, R.I.-based USS Little Rock. Before then, he was in the Naval ROTC while he was an undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi.

He was governor of Mississippi from January 1988 to January 1992. He also served as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1994-96 under President Bill Clinton. Mabus' name surfaced as a possible Navy secretary soon after Clinton was elected president, but he was not nominated for the post. Mabus' term as governor overlapped part of Clinton's tenure as governor of neighboring Arkansas.

Mabus would not discuss the nomination, saying he was told to refer all calls to the White House. His nomination still must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Mabus was an early supporter of Obama's presidential campaign, endorsing the Illinois senator in 2007 and surprising some political observers who had expected Mabus to support Hillary Clinton because of Mabus' past political ties to Bill Clinton.


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Democrats for Despotism Party figures had a profitable relationship with Haiti's dictator.

The Wall Street Journal

October 27, 2008

It took eight years, but on Oct. 8 I finally secured a copy of Fusion Telecommunications' 1999 contract with the Haitian telephone monopoly Teleco. By law the agreement is a public document but Fusion wouldn't give it to me until the FCC required them to do so. Now I think I know why.
Fusion is run by former Democratic Party Finance Chairman Marvin Rosen. It no longer does business in Haiti. But when it did, former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II, a staunch supporter of former Haitian strongman Jean Bertrand Aristide, was on the board. So too was President Bill Clinton's former aide, Thomas "Mack" McLarty, and former Mississippi Democratic Gov. Ray Mabus. In other words, the Fusion name was synonymous with the Who's Who of the Democratic Party.
Democrats were important to Aristide. President Clinton used the U.S. military to restore him to power in 1994 after he had been deposed in a coup, in part because he was fond of inciting violence against his political opponents. Upon his return in 1994, Aristide resumed his despotic ways. Haitians begged for U.S. help but their pleas fell on deaf ears. In February 2004, Aristide was finally run out of the country.


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

Mabus is a Koolaid drinking Obama hack. Also he was Mississippi’s version of Bill Clinton.

And two years in the Navy, that usually goes to someone that has been in longer doesn't it???

The alleged administration continues to run aground.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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Democrats Balk At Obama's Thug Tactics



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Some Democrats balk at White House tactics


Baltimore Sun

A campaign to persuade Republicans to support President Barack Obama's budget is morphing into something broader, with the White House political machine and its allies focusing pressure on conservative Democrats and anyone else who might be tempted to vote no.

Targeted Democrats are balking at some of the tactics, a sign that campaign methods so effective in getting Obama elected might not be easily transferable to the policy realm.

Earlier this month, ads underwritten by Obama allies were directed more narrowly against Republican lawmakers opposed to the president's budget. As an example, a tax-exempt group called Americans United for Change ran an ad in recent weeks mocking Republicans, saying they had simply said "No" to the Obama agenda rather than roll out policy alternatives of their own.

This week, the group is running cable TV ads in what it describes as "12 targeted states represented by Republican and Democratic members of Congress." Obama's fellow Democrats caution that the ads can backfire in swing districts heavily populated with conservative voters. MoveOn.org, a progressive group, is running radio and Internet ads focused on 10 Democratic members of the House and Senate considered potential no votes. The ads invite people to call lawmakers and urge them to vote for Obama's budget.

MoveOn has been in contact with the White House, including Obama aides Valerie Jarrett and Michael Strautmanis, to "keep them abreast of what we're doing," said Justin Ruben, executive director of the group.

A White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said mobilizing such outside groups is crucial to Obama's agenda. The other side has more money and we need more grass roots and more people." Democratic lawmakers contend the ads won't work.

On a parallel track, Obama's campaign group, now called Organizing for America, is using ZIP codes to reach supporters and ask them to call the person representing them in Congress. The organization also began airing a nationwide cable TV ad on Thursday in support of Obama's budget. Last weekend, Obama campaign supporters fanned out across the country to get people to sign petitions supporting the basic goals of Obama's budget.

Democratic lawmakers contend the ads won't work.

Sen. Evan Bayh, an Indiana Democrat, said that none of the TV advertising would influence his vote. And he questioned whether the ads are consistent with the president's promise of collaboration.




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

THUGOCRACY from Obama.

Not so much fun for Democrats when they’re on the receiving end of leftist idiocy. The more ads they run the more they look like big brother ( which is what they are) and over time they will unnerve the voters with their bully tactics.

In our form of gov't, those elected are supposed to "represent" the will of their constituents. In the thugocracy gov't that the Obamanistas are trying to cram down our throats, all that matters is loyalty to the State.

We must all bow down to TOTUS, or else! GRRRRR, I NEVER will!

Something I want to make mention of. You can watch the whole video or go to 5:20 on the video to hear the Obamasheep speak. Now this is what I notice that is interesting, when Republicans run an AD they use a different way of speaking, phrases like, please call your Congressmen, Please write, Please let them know...... yadda yadda yadda.....BUT in the Obama video paid for and produced by Move On.org they don't do it like that at all. The Obama sheep in the video says......

You WILL call, you WILL flood your Congress person's office, you WILL pressure them ....... anyway check it out. For a thinking person I would be offended to the max if our side ran an ad that said....."You WILL" , but see this is how the sheep need to be talked to and treated, they don't think for themselves so they have to be told what to do. The only problem is, Obama treats all of us the same way that he treats his brain dead zombies.

Just one more thing on this. These things I pointed out are things our GOP should be noticing, and Michael Steele should be checking on and then when he is on talk shows or is interviewed point these things out. But he doesn't, and he won't nor will the other rino's in our Republican party that have a voice.
It took me approximately 20 minutes to find this video above after I read the article in the post. Went to Google then to Moveon.org., clicked on their YouTube videos and searched for the most recent one which I figured would be the one discussed in this article.
Could Michael Steele take 20 minutes of his life and do that ? PLEASE! No he can't and won't.
I am usually up very late into the morning hours so just as I am done with doing the posts and ready to go to sleep, it is very early morning such as yesterday Friday. Michael Steele was on mamby pamby Bill Bennett's radio show as a guest host. I am not a huge fan of Bennet only because he is way too weak and I like passion when it comes to our country. ( Rush, Laura, Mark Levin etc.)

Anyway, get this, he starts off the show saying.... " things are just crazy out there" , " so much has been happening"....."does anyone want to talk about anything? "

WTF????? I am sorry but he should have come on to guest host loaded for bear. He should have had folders packed full of shit that Obama has been doing against America to discuss and INFORM. Here is a man that has been handed the opportunity of a lifetime, to transform our party and bring it back to the conservative base, to the things our Founding Farthers wanted for America. And instead he oozes kumbaya from every pore.

IMO we are at war, I pray no gun will be fired, but by God we need to be taking no prisoners in how we fight back, words can slice and dice almost as good as a knife and words can be legally used if stated the right way with facts and with passion that will light up a room. Don't these idiots even wonder why Rush has done so well? Don't they even spend a thought process in trying to see how his passion , facts and humor to close the deal sometimes, are making him more popular then ever to listen to??!!

For those that have a voice, they need to be shaming the Republicans that voted for HR1388, giving names and letting people know what HR1388 is all about. Speak out against what Obama's agenda is not hoping someone won't bring up his name. Not this " everything is crazy out there" baloney.


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Dingy Harry Reid: "Chief Justice Roberts Lied To Congress"



Sen. Reid: Chief Justice Roberts Lied To Congress

newsmax


Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid charged Friday that Chief Justice John Roberts tricked Congress by pretending to be a moderate while he was actually a stalwart conservative.

“Roberts didn’t tell us the truth. At least Alito told us who he was,” Reid said, referring to Samuel Alito, the second judge nominated by former President Bush to serve on the nation’s highest court.
“But we’re stuck with those two young men,” Reid continued. “And we’ll try to change by having some moderates in the federal courts system as time goes on.”
Reid added, “I think that will happen.”

Roberts was initially appointed to fill a vacancy on the court created by the retirement of Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

During Roberts’ confirmation, Chief Justice William Rehnquist passed away. President Bush then switched gears, nominating Roberts to replace Rehnquist as Chief Justice.

The Senate confirmed Roberts as Chief Justice in September 2005 by a 78 to 22 margin. The 22 Senators who opposed Roberts’ confirmation were all Democrats.

Reid presumably would not consider himself among those who were taken in - he voted against confirming both Roberts and Alito.


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

Reid is walking around blind without a cane. First, Reid is an idoit. Second, Reid is an idiot!

I wonder if this has anything to do with Obama's Obama birth certificate credentials. And Barney Frank, twice accused Justice Scalia of being a homophobe. I say open the Genie Bottle regarding Obama’s Birth Certificate.


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Obama's Enforcer "Rahmbo." Emanuel






Obama's Enforcer

Townhall

by Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

In Obama's entire circle of advisers, one man rises above the pack, gaining the reputation as the most ruthless political figure in America today. This man is Rahm Emanuel, Obama's chief of staff. Instead of being an impassioned ideologue, he instead enjoys utilizing Machiavellian tactics to achieve more traditional political ends. A classic Chicago-style machine politician, Rahm will do whatever is necessary to get things done his way. With his aggressive tactics, he has earned the nickname of "Rahmbo."

He lost a finger at the age of 17, and since then Emanuel has been a driven man. Working at an Arby's he sliced his finger but he insisted on attending his prom and swimming in Lake Michigan before going to the hospital. His finger became badly infected, forcing him to have it amputated during a lengthy stay in Children's Hospital. Never the same after the incident, Emanuel lives with an intense passion for life and a drive that alienates people, but achieves results.

Once a skilled and disciplined ballet dancer, he attended college on a dance scholarship. He became involved in his first campaign as an undergraduate, and his political career took off from there. His climb began while working on Richard Daley's mayoral campaigns in the late '80s, where he proved himself an avid fundraiser. As Emanuel called donors, if they gave less than he thought they could, he would refuse to accept their contribution. Then, he resorted to goading them by stating that he thought they were wealthier and bigger donors. Oftentimes donors would call him back, apologize, and then give Emanuel's desired amount.

Cutting his teeth in Chicago machine politics helped him develop his no- holds- barred style of campaigning. As a member of the Daley machine, Obama's chief of staff has been involved in his share of shady dealings. In Emanuel's 2002 congressional race, Daley forced city patronage workers to run a get-out-the vote campaign that is still being investigated for campaign violations.

Emanuel's exploits are legendary. Once he had a disagreement with a pollster, so he sent him a rotten fish. At a dinner party in 1992, the day after Clinton's hard-won election, Emanuel viciously attacked those whom he called betrayers. Spouting their name and shouting, "Dead! . . . Dead! . . . Dead!" he plunged a knife into the table after each name. Now, he is bringing these tactics along with his foul mouth to the White House.

This hardnosed political operative employs methods and tactics that would make Karl Rove blush. Rahm fights like a rooster in a cock fight. A political street fighter, he is the enforcer lurking behind Obama's pretty words about bipartisanship and unity.

Emanuel retired from the Clinton White House in 1998 and moved to Wall Street to make his fortune. He worked for Bruce Wasserstein, a major Democratic donor and Wall Street financier. Over the course of two and a half years, he milked his political connections to help broker deals, and he made $18 million. Emanuel is not ashamed to look out for number one. Once rich, he headed back to politics.

As the chairman of the Democratic Campaign Committee in 2006, he is largely credited as the architect of the Democratic landslide. He did it, in large measure, by remaking the Democratic Party in his own image. He won by aggressively recruiting candidates and then relentlessly driving his candidates to raise money. With money in hand, they launched a series of negative ads that are unmatched in campaign history.

Emanuel famously said, "Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste.They are opportunities to do big things." He is pushing Obama's administration to do that now. Obama is the star of the show and Rahm is the one who is directing the play.

Rahm is well connected inside DC and uses his friendships with John Podesta, James Carville and Paul Begala to great effect. Obama, the inexperienced "outsider," is being taught the ropes by Rahm, the insider. One of the best examples of this inside- and outsid- the-White House coordination is the campaign to demonize and target Rush Limbaugh. You can bet that Rahm Emanuel helped to make it happen.

Rahm has brought his aggressive attitude to work in implementing Obama's agenda. He personally was instrumental in rounding up votes for the stimulus bill, by intensely pressuring three moderate Republican senators and threatening conservative Democrats.

Now he is working hard to push through the $3.6 trillion Obama budget. Will he be successful? If the past is any indication, Rahm will shout, curse, stab and claw his way to victory no matter what the cost. Washington, D.C. has definitely gotten uglier as Rahmbo storms through it, hell-bent on taking no prisoners.



Former Mobster Compares Obama's Thugs and Soros to the Mafia





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

Well here we are with total thugs in our White House. But not only thugs, something that imo is even worse, they are all of these in various ways.....communists, socialists and marxists. Our troops are fighting one kind of enemy and we have another holding office and passing bills and doing all they can to destroy our country.

Does anyone ever get to the point they are not shocked by what is happening? I know I can't , not so far and probably never will. And they are doing things so fast one can hardly keep up.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) ~ Thank you Sen.DeMint!



Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) is a political action committee dedicated to electing conservatives to the United States Senate.

SCF seeks to bring bold conservative leadership to Washington by supporting the most rock-solid, conservative candidates nationwide; candidates who believe in the principles of limited government, strong national defense, and traditional family values.
SCF is designed to help its members achieve the goal of enacting conservative policies. We do it through direct contributions to conservative candidates as well as through public education on key issues, grass roots organization of like-minded conservatives across the country, and research on the positions of candidates in important elections.
Our ultimate goal is to maximize freedom, security, and prosperity through conservative policies.


SCF policy goals include:

Strengthen national security
Oppose appeasement
Eliminate wasteful spending and keep taxes low
Promote energy security
Secure our borders
Expand private health insurance
Give parents more school choices
Save Social Security and Medicare
Confirm good judges
Promote the American Dream
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SCF is chaired by U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina).


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Wild Thing's comment......

I just found out about it Friday, Sen. DeMint started it, so here is what I did. I clicked to join. It did not ask for a donation but you can also do that as well. I filled out the email address box and then the rest of my information. Simple as that.

So I thought you might like to know about it too.

Contributions only go to conservatives and he lists how the Pubs vote on any bill. Now all we need is a similar organization in the House.

My thinking is we have to support real "all the time" conservatives not the "I'm conservative when it's convenient" types. The real conservatives will lead us out of this mess the rino's in our party are allowing to happen.

There was NO excuse for a single Republican to vote for HR1388, not one.


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March 27, 2009

Obama To Visit France For The 65th Anniversary of D-Day



Obama to visit France for D-Day anniversary

CNN

PARIS, France

U.S. President Barack Obama will visit France in June for the 65th anniversary of D-Day, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's chief of staff said Thursday.

There had been discussion of Obama going to Normandy next month on his trip to Europe, the official, Claude Gueant, told the French TV network France 24. But he would have had only an hour on the beaches where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944, the beginning of the drive to push the Nazis out of France during World War II.

That would not have left enough time for conversations with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Gueant said




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

ABSOLUTE sacrilege !!!! That is a hallowed place.

Those men, our Heroes died to stop fascism and Obama is all about bringing fascism to America.

I don't care who Obama is, I don't care what is job is, he shouldn't be anywhere near places like Normandy. He has NOT earned the right, He has already shown how cold he is to our troops and many other things I have posted about regarding our military, the video below shows just how he disrespects them.



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Michelle Obama Serving Food at Miriam's Kitchen


Michelle Obama serves food at Miriam's Kitchen in Washington, March 5, 2009. The kitchen provides meals, case management and housing support to nearly 250 homeless men and women in the city.


Michelle Obama showed up Thursday as a surprise and welcome volunteer at Miriam's Kitchen, a soup kitchen for homeless poor people not far from the White House.

She brought with her some food donated by White House staff. The first lady served up mushroom risotto and broccoli to a long line of homeless men and women during part of her lunch hour and in these photos poses for a picture by one homeless diner obviously excited to be in the first lady's presence.

It doesn't detract from the first lady's generous gesture or the real needs she seeks to highlight to ask two bothersome journalistic questions about these news photos:


If this unidentified meal recipient is too poor to buy his own food, how does he afford a cell phone? And if he is homeless, where do they send the cell phone bills?


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

LOL that guy with the cell phone! I guess our tax dollars bought it for him.

Photo-op, nothing more. How many minutes did she actually serve food? How long did she spend at the kitchen? How many press people were there to record this for posterity? How many times did Laura Bush do something like this that the media either did not cover or only made as brief a mention as possible of it?

Laura Bush used to show up at Walter Reed Hospital to visit the wounded troops....without photographers.


If Michelle and her husband were truly concerned with helping people wouldn't they help his brother the hut dwelling brother then reach out to others. Just a thought.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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Hilmar von Campe, a Former Nazi Hitler Youth Warns America


Former Nazi Hitler youth, Hilmar von Campe, explains the similarities between Nazi Germany and America today. Hosted by Linda Evans Shepherd on Denver Celebration, Hilmar explains the secrets of how it was possible for the holocaust to happen then. There's eerie similarites between those days and what is happening today, especially with newly elected Obama.

Because it has abandoned moral absolutes and its historic Christian faith, the U.S. is moving closer to a Nazi-style totalitarianism, warns a former German member of the Hitler Youth in a new book.

"Every day brings this nation closer to a Nazi-style totalitarian abyss," writes Hilmar von Campe, now a U.S. citizen, and author of "Defeating the Totalitarian Lie: A Former Hitler Youth Warns America."

Von Campe has founded the national Institute for Truth and Freedom to fight for a return to constitutional government in the U.S. – a key, he believes, to keeping America free.

Socialism is the phantastic younger brother of despotism which it wants to inherit. Socialism wants to have the fullness of state force which before only existed in despotism. However, it goes further than anything in the past because it aims at the formal destruction of the individualwhocan be used to improve communities by an expedient organ of government. -Friedrich Nietzsche


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

This video is excellent!!! I wish our politicians would listen to this video.

Gathering storm clouds on the horizen. God help our Country.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM


Closer to Firming UP Terrorists Release in US and Assistance For Them




Terror inmates may be released in US: intel chief

Breitbart

President Barack Obama's intelligence chief confirmed Thursday that some Guantanamo inmates may be released on US soil and receive assistance to return to society.

"If we are to release them in the United States, we need some sort of assistance for them to start a new life," said National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair at his first press conference.
"You can't just put them on the street," he added. "All that is work in progress."

Obama has vowed to close the controversial prison camp by next January and has ordered individual reviews for cases against each of the over 240 remaining prisoners.

Blair told reporters that the review of Guantanamo cases was still underway, and that the government was "building dossiers on each of the detainees."

The Obama administration is currently evaluating what could be done with the prisoners, he said, but pledged that if they are sent to another country, "we have to be sure that that country will treat them in a humane fashion."

Twenty men detained at the remote US naval base at Guantanamo Bay in southern Cuba have been cleared of terrorism charges, including 17 Chinese Uighurs ordered released by a US court in June, seven years after their arrest. But the US says they may face persecution if returned to China.



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

"If we are to release them in the United States, we need some sort of assistance for them to start a new life,"

So, not only is the Obama administration planning on freeing some detainees on U.S. soil, it is also going to pay them to live here. Amazing. Who would have thought that we would see the day when detainees who were once labeled enemy combatants would be receiving welfare?

Only Obama, a man who grew up palling around with terrorists and openly describes an admitted terrorist/murderer as “mainstream” could think it’s a good idea to release terrorists in the United States and give them “some sort of assistance for them to start a new life” at our expense.

And regarding the Uighur detainees , they were mostly new recruits at the time of their capture. They are all affiliated with and/or members of a designated terrorist organization, received training at a training camp in the al Qaeda/Taliban stronghold of Tora Bora, and have admitted that they were trained by two known terrorists. And, on top of that, the group that trained them threatened to attack the Olympic Games in China last year.


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'Mandatory Service' Bill Advances As It Passes In Senate



'Mandatory youth service' bill advances

wnd

House version commissions panel to consider 'volunteer' requirement

Congress appears ready to pass an Obama administration plan that could create mandatory public service requirements for all American youth, fulfilling a campaign promise.

The bill, HR 1388: The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, otherwise known as the "GIVE Act," has already passed the House by a vote of 321-105.

On Tuesday, the Senate voted closure on the motion to proceed by a margin of 74-14 in a move that makes its ultimate passage likely.

The bill, promoted by the Obama administration as a means of encouraging America's youth to participate in voluntary community service, has received little scrutiny from Congress or the public.

Yet, a version of the bill in the House proposes to establish a Congressional Commission on Civil Service tasked with determining whether a mandatory service requirement for all young people in America could be developed and implemented, though it is not clear that provision will survive a conference committee.

Moreover, an amendment to the bill introduced by Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., one of the bill's 37 co-sponsors in the House, appears to severely restrict the First Amendment by prohibiting the youth participating in the program from attempting to influence legislation, organize or engage in protests, petitions, boycotts or strikes.

Funds under the bill are designated to be distributed through AmeriCorps, even though AmeriCorps volunteers have a history of being recruited and employed by community programs with an ideological purpose supported by Democratic Party politicians, including Planned Parenthood.

Under terms of the legislation, volunteers recruited into AmeriCorps through the GIVE Act could end up counseling Planned Parenthood clients to recommend and arrange abortions.

It is uncertain whether restrictions will survive into the final legislation that would prohibit GIVE Act participants from being recruited under the program to work in ACORN, a radical community organizing group facing criminal charges in several states for voter fraud.

"The purpose of the bill is to require mandatory community service for all young people in the United States," Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, told WND in a telephone interview.
"The mobilization of the youth to put them into community work environments that are specified in the bill raises questions about who will be teaching the youth and what is deemed appropriate community service," he said.
"It's great young people should do community service, but to have mandatory government-run community service projects may be a different thing," Poe stressed, explaining why he voted against the bill. "It's better if we can encourage young people to volunteer, and when you require something of them you are certainly not volunteering, and to place them only in government-controlled programs concerns me."

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who also voted against the GIVE Act, expressed to WND his reservations.

"I opposed the bill because it would expand and authorize programs that have been audited and considered ineffective by the Office of Management and Budget, which does not align with the administration's stated plans of encouraging transparency and accountability in all federal programs."


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

Where are the watchdogs of freedom now that this kind of fascist legislation is about to be passed?

Ironic that America’s first black President reinstates slavery.

The GIVE/SERVE Act Senate version passes, 79-19

Roll Call .....CLICK TO SEE SENATORS THAT VOTED FOR THIS AND WHO DID NOT

"I begin with the young. We older ones are used up. We are rotten to the marrow. We are cowardly and sentimental. We are bearing the burden of a humiliating past, and have in our blood the dull recollection of serfdom and servility. But my magnificent youngsters! Are there any finer ones in the world? Look at these young men and boys! What material! With them, I can make a new world. This is the heroic stage of youth. Out of it will come the creative man, the man-god.
“When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I say calmly, ‘Your child belongs to us already…What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing but this new community’.” - Adolf Hitler



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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Obama's "‘Banana Republic" Budget


Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) appearing on Lou Dobbs show. Discussing how Obama's budget increases taxes in order to grow the size of the government.. ....March 25th.


Senator Judd Gregg on Sean Hannity from Feb. 26th

Senator Gregg: This budget does nothing to get under control what I call the fiscal tsunami which is this huge cost that is coming at our country and specifically at the next generation to support my generation as we retire. And it will basically overwhelm our children and our grand children... Basically, it will bankrupt our country... The spending in this budget expands. In my opinion there is excessive spending on the entitlement side which is where we should have savings rather than new spending. And, of course, there is a lot of new taxes here about 1.4 trillion dollars.

Sean Hannity: Senator, you say it is going to bankrupt the country...

Senator Gregg: It is going to bankrupt the country.


Obama budget makes US worse than Cuba

Breitbart

President Barack Obama's 3.55-trillion-dollar budget plan will leave the United States with a worse budget deficit than Cuba, a leading Republican critic warned Tuesday. "This creates for us a higher deficit than Cuba's. This is not the kind of position we want to put the United States in," Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters.

Other Republican critics of Obama's spending policies, including his nearly 800-billion-dollar economic stimulus package, have variously warned that he risks turning the country into Argentina, France, Germany, or Zimbabwe.

Asked for the figures underpinning the charge, a McConnell aide pointed to a report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office that warned the US budget deficit for fiscal year 2009, ending September 30, would swell to 13.1 percent of Gross Domestic Product.

According to official Cuban government figures, Cuba's projected deficit in 2009 will run to 5.6 percent of GDP, less than the 6.7 percent it reached in 2008.




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

What is equally disturbing about this report is who is buying the debt. We are selling ourselves down the river to the Chinese and the Arabs. In a few months we are our the way to becoming a Third World country. And all this to satisfy the vain ambition of a inexperienced marxist confidence man, and the self-serving crooks and megalomaniacs in Congress.



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Obama ~ Americans To Have Smart Meters





From the "Virtual town hall" at the White House on Thursday March 26th

Obama: "We could set up systems so that everybody in each house have their own smart meters that, uhh, will tell you when to turn off the lights, when the peak hours are, can help you sell back energy, uh, that you've generated in your home through a solar panel or through, uh, eh, other mechanisms. All this can be done, but it also creates jobs right now. Our biggest problem, we don't have enough electricians to lay all these lines out there."



AT&T Taps Into Smart Grid With SmartSynch


CNN Money Fortune

Smart grid analyst Jesse Berst wasn’t kidding when he said companies are in a frenzy repositioning themselves to grab a piece of the smart grid market. The latest is the largest cell phone company in the U.S.: AT&T (T). This morning, AT&T says it is working with smart meter technology maker SmartSynch to provide its wireless network for residential installations using SmartSynch’s smart meter technology.

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While AT&T has been using its network for smart meter deployments for awhile, this new extension is a bet on the growth of the smart meter residential market. U.S. utilities are just starting to do trials of smart meters in homes in select regions, but with the stimulus package injecting billions into the smart meter and smart grid markets, utilities and companies are getting ready to take advantage of dramatic growth this year.

President Barack Obama has called for the installation of 40 million smart meters and 3,000 miles of transmission lines.



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

Well we could all save by turning off our TV's while he is speaking heh heh

If your last name starts with "A- E", you can wash clothes between midnight and 4 am..Jan to June. In june, you can wash them on the rocks and air dry them.

This is Big Brother/Big Sister (Pelosi) in our homes; in our lives; taking over as in a dictatorship. Millions of American patriots sacrificed their lives to protect and defend this nation from the likes of these Socialist Liberals. I have no doubt they are rolling in their graves over this national disgrace. Makes me ill.

Can't Oreo-Obama just shut up for one day? I mean, how about if he just turns off the television lights on him for one day? How much energy would that save? I have seen enough of Obama to last a lifetime, more than enough. He is making a daily appearance. I suggest that he make an appearance or a statement about once every decade or less.

The amount of hot air that comes out of his mouth would generate a massive amount of power, of course it is toxic, but keeping his mouth shut and turning off the television lights would definitely be a positive.



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March 26, 2009

Sweatin' With the Socialists


Sweatin' With the Socialists


An exercise video that will keep you up on your feet for hours to the voice of your favorite president, Barack Obama! Join Nancy Pelosi as she leads you through thousands of annoying exuberant clapping exercises to the voice of President Obama. Spring into action as Pelosi keeps you on your feet during this highly engaging video.




Wild Thing's comment......

LOL this si so funny and very clever what she came up with. I love how our side will always be creative even if we are mad as hell.
hahaha

God Bless America, OUR America NOT Obama's !


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:58 PM | Comments (2)


It Is Such A Simple Question



Federal criminal complaint contends Obama ineligible

Ex-officer alleges prez used 'contrivance, concealment, dissembling and deceit'

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An ex-military officer has raised the stakes in the ongoing dispute over Barack Obama's eligibility to be president, filing a criminal complaint against the "imposter" with the U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Retired U.S. Navy officer Walter Francis Fitzpatrick III, who has run a campaign for two decades to uncover and try to correct what he believes are criminal activities within the military, accused the president of "treason."

In his complaint addressed to Obama via U.S Attorney Russell Dedrick and Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward Schmutzer, Eastern District, Tennessee, Fitzpatrick wrote: "I have observed and extensively recorded invidious attacks by military-political aristocrats against the Constitution for twenty years.

"Now you have broken in and entered the White House by force of contrivance, concealment, conceit, dissembling, and deceit. Posing as an impostor president and commander in chief you have stripped civilian command and control over the military establishment."
He cited the deployment of "U.S. Army active duty combat troops into the small civilian community of Samson, Ala.," and said, "We come now to this reckoning. I accuse you and your military-political criminal assistants of TREASON. I name you and your military criminal associates as traitors. Your criminal ascension manifests a clear and present danger. You fundamentally changed our form of government. The Constitution no longer works.
"I identify you as a foreign born domestic enemy," he wrote.

The 1975 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis told WND that a short time after his complaint was filed he was visited by two U.S. Secret Service agents, but they left after telling him they perceived no threat to the president in the document.

Fitzpatrick said he has devoted his career fulltime to investigating issues in military justice and defending wrongly accused soldiers, sailors and Marines. His own career was torpedoed by a court-martial more than 20 years ago over his authorization of the use of a ship's fund to send an officer to the funeral for his brother, who had been killed by terrorists
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Fitzpatrick's situation has been described not only on his own website but forum pages on other websites that deal with military issues.

He alleges his case was fabricated and even his signature was forged by officials connected to his case. He points to the fact that he ultimately retired and was awarded a military pension as support for his allegations.

But he says the new complaint against Obama should define the issue of the president's eligibility.

"They either have to come and get me or get Mr. Obama's eligibility proved. He has an officer in his military saying he is guilty of trespass on the Constitution," Fitzpatrick told WND.
"They can recall me against my will to active duty," he said. "I would refuse. It's an illegal order by a man who is not my commander in chief."

Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers.




UPDATE on documents presented to Judges:


Justice, Supremes confirm getting eligibility challenge

Taitz documents demanding proof of Obama's birthplace to be reviewed

March 24th

The U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Justice Department today confirmed that documentation challenging Barack Obama's eligibility to be president has arrived and soon will be evaluated.
Taitz was informed by Karen Thornton of the Department of Justice that all of the case documents and filings have arrived and have been forwarded to the Office of Solicitor General Elena Kagan, including three dossiers and the Quo Warranto case.
"Coincidently, after Dr. Taitz called me with that update, she received another call from Officer Giaccino at the Supreme Court," the website posting said. "Officer Giaccino stated both pleadings have been received and [are] being analyzed now."
The report from the Supreme Court said the documents that Taitz hand-delivered to Chief Justice John Roberts at his appearance at the University of Idaho a little over a week ago also were at the Supreme Court.


Eligibility lawyer says Homeland Security shadowing him

Reports incidents involving county, federal agents

By Bob Unruh

A lawyer spearheading the effort in Washington state to bring light to the issue of Barack Obama's eligibility to be president says he was shadowed all day today by officers with the federal Department of Homeland Security, the Snohomish County sheriff's office and the Everitt city police department.

"There's definitely observation," attorney Stephen Pidgeon told WND. "Maybe observation in anticipation of making an arrest."

Pidgeon has been the attorney for Washington state plaintiffs challenging Obama's eligibility to be president under the Constitution's demand for that office to be occupied only by a "natural born" citizen. Dozens of similar cases have been filed around the country since the election and many have been dismissed, often because judges rule the plaintiffs don't have "standing" to bring a complaint.

The Washington state case, however, cites state law that vests in citizens the right to raise questions about an elected official's authority, effectively granting standing to those plaintiffs.

The case, although it has been filed, has not been brought to court for hearings yet.

Pidgeon told WND today he contacted his personal defense attorney, and also was in contact with the Alliance Defense Fund, a national organization advocating for civil liberties and religious and personal freedoms.

Pidgeon is affiliated with the organization and told WND that there would be a letter sent inquiring about the surveillance.

He said he first became aware of the situation when his wife left their rural home early in the day and reported there were three law enforcement vehicles parked nearby, along with three black Suburban-style vehicles carrying camouflage-wearing agents, apparently from Homeland Security.

Pidgeon said he has been "outspoken" about the Obama administration and its validity due to the eligibility questions, but didn't realize he was "qualifying as an enemy of the state."

He immediately reached out to a number of individuals through e-mail.

"My only protection is to contact the people I know," he said.

Officials of the Department of Homeland Security did not return multiple WND messages seeking a comment on the situation. Officials with the Snohomish sheriff's office and the Everett city police department said they didn't know anything about it.

"Where Homeland Security is concerned, obviously there are people working for the Obama administration with little consideration for free speech," Pidgeon told WND.
He said when he left his home, he had a sheriff's vehicle "marking every turn that I made."
"There's definitely observation," he said.
"The fact of the matter is that we have taken the position and it is consistent with Orly Taitz' position that Barack Obama failed to establish his bona fides by the election on November 4," he said. "We alleged under Democratic National Committee rules he had a burden to establish to the DNC's satisfaction his eligibility. He never did.
"As a consequence the burden remains on him. He didn't meet the burden of proving his eligibility to hold the office."

He said voters cannot simply rewrite the Constitution's eligibility requirements in a presidential vote. For one thing, only 52 percent voted for Obama, and the Constitution requires approval from three-fourths of the states for an amendment.

He also cited U.S. senators and congressman who have credited the online "fact" organizations such as snopes or factcheck for authenticating Obama's eligibility.

"Any senator who would rely on snopes or factcheck to establish a judicial opinion whether or not this person has documented his eligibility is a fool," Pidgeon said. And citing a federal judge who said the issue of Obama's eligibility already had been "twittered," he said that is "tantamount to malpractice."

Several hours after Pidgeon returned WND's call, he called again.

"We are definitely under surveillance and it's coordinated with Homeland Security," he said.

He said one of his associates had been followed from his home to the law firm's downtown office, and the associate was stopped just outside the building.

"The police officer claimed he didn't have brake lights working," Pidgeon said. "But he does."


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

Just a simple question. These links and articles are updates to see what is happening with all of this.

Very curious indeed.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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Geithner 'open' to China proposal and Obama Pushes to Give Treasury More Power



The dollar fell yesterday after Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the U.S. was "open" for a new global currency to replace the dollar.
The dollar fell briefly on Wednesday after US Treasury secretary Tim Geithner said he was open to exploring a Chinese proposal to reduce reliance on the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

Geithner 'open' to China proposal

Politico


Geithner, at the Council on Foreign Relations, said the U.S. is "open" to a headline-grabbing proposal by the governor of the China's central bank, which was widely reported as being a call for a new global currency to replace the dollar, but which Geithner described as more modest and "evolutionary."

"I haven’t read the governor’s proposal. He’s a very thoughtful, very careful distinguished central banker. I generally find him sensible on every issue," Geithner said, saying that however his interpretation of the proposal was to increase the use of International Monetary Fund's special drawing rights -- shares in the body held by its members -- not creating a new currency in the literal sense.
"We’re actually quite open to that suggestion – you should see it as rather evolutionary rather building on the current architecture rather than moving us to global monetary union," he said.
"The only thing concrete I saw was expanding the use of the [special drawing rights]," Geithner said. "Anything he’s thinking about deserves some consideration."
The continued use of the dollar as a reserve currency, he added, "depends..on how effective we are in the United States...at getting our fiscal system back to the point where people judge it as sustainable over time."

President Obama flatly rejected the notion of a new global currency at last night's press conference.

UPDATE: Evidently sensing a gaffe, moderator Roger Altman told Geithner that it would be "useful" to return to the question, and asked if he foresaw a change in the dollar's centrality.

"I do not," Geithner said, adding several forceful promises, including, "We will do what's necessary to say we're sustaining confidence in our financial markets."


After stating, to a courageous Congresswoman, yesterday, that he would NOT support such a plan!


Congresswoman Bachmann Questions Geithner & Bernanke About A Global Currency.

Wild Thing's comment on this part.......

Congresswoman Michelle Bachman was told by Geithner on Tuesday, that he “categorically” rejected the Chinese call for a global currency! So he lied or changed his mind.

At Tuesday's House Financial Services Committee meeting (chaired by bawney frwank), Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) twice asked little TurboTax Timmy Geithner where in The Constitution it gave him this power he and the Kenyan are seeking.

And twice TurboTax Timmy had no answer. He kept dancing around the questions saying 'Congress did this, blah, blah, Congress did that, blah, blah'. But Rep Bachmann was relentless on the issue of 'THE CONSTITUTION'.

Little Timmy looked like a deer in the headlights. It was like the word 'Constitution' was some obscure word used in ancient Sumeria. It was also clear TurboTax Timmy has no idea of what's IN the Constitution.

Notice how Geithner doesn't have a clue when she asks him about the Constitution!

I went to her US House page.

Michelle Bachmann website

There's video links on her questioning in the AIG hearings of yesterday. Plus there's a video from a FoxNews interview with her after the hearing.

She is a very smart lady, I have always loved the way she stands up to these people wanting to destroy our country. We need more like her.


There is also this:

Obama Administration Sending Draft Legislation to Hill to Give Treasury More Power

ABC News

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner hopes to today send draft legislation of a bill to Capitol Hill that will give him more power to take over large financial institutions in serious trouble. The government currently has this authority with banks, but not with other financial institutions such as bank and thrift holding companies, or with holding companies that control insurance companies, futures commission merchants, and broker-dealers.
The draft legislation will -- likely later today -- be sent to Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., chair of the Senate Banking Committee and Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chair of the House Financial Services Committee.
As written, the bill would give the Treasury Department what's called "resolution authority," granting the U.S. government the authority to put a big financial company into receivership or conservatorship. With that authority, the government can either reorganize or shut down the company -- renegotiating or reneging on contracts (such as retention bonuses for AIG executives), transferring the company's assets and liabilities, and dealing with any derivatives portfolio.
One possible sticking point: President Obama and Secretary Geithner are seeking sole authority be given to the executive branch to put these companies into conservatorship or receivership. The legislation as written would give the decision making power to the Treasury Secretary and the chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), though the decision would be "informed" by the advice of the chair of the Federal Reserve Board and any other relevant regulatory agency.



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

Lord, please help us.

Another BAD idea! Reasonably smart people, with reasonably smart advisers would come to the right conclusion at least some of the time. The fact that Obama and his team are soooooo wrong about everything makes me believe that it has to be on purpose. He's getting the results he wants. He's not "wrong" -- he's evil.

This is all being done on purpose. Bring down the dollar, bring down America. It’s the only logical conclusion we can draw, it’s purposeful. Nothing else works. They are not all stupid people. I also think this is why there are so many treasury job turn downs. The candidates see what’s going on and want to have nothing to do with it.

We have to figure out a way to fight back, and turn despair into Action it’s not over yet. I keep writing to the politicans that have been taking somewhat of a stand to encourage them and be supportive of them. They need to know we see what is happening and don't like what is happening, and fear for our country.

And regarding the last article in this post, where they want the Treasury to have more pwoer, for those of us in America that have read the Constitution noting all legislation must originate in the congress.

Judge Napolitano said on Fox yesterday that this is not Constitutional and that Congress does not have the power to legislate this.




....Thank you Richard for sending this article to me.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (8)


Jake DeSantis Letter: "Dear A.I.G., I Quit! "



Dear A.I.G., I Quit!

New York Times

The following is a letter sent on Tuesday by Jake DeSantis, an executive vice president of the American International Group’s financial products unit, to Edward M. Liddy, the chief executive of A.I.G.

DEAR Mr. Liddy,

It is with deep regret that I submit my notice of resignation from A.I.G. Financial Products. I hope you take the time to read this entire letter. Before describing the details of my decision, I want to offer some context:

I am proud of everything I have done for the commodity and equity divisions of A.I.G.-F.P. I was in no way involved in — or responsible for — the credit default swap transactions that have hamstrung A.I.G. Nor were more than a handful of the 400 current employees of A.I.G.-F.P. Most of those responsible have left the company and have conspicuously escaped the public outrage.

After 12 months of hard work dismantling the company — during which A.I.G. reassured us many times we would be rewarded in March 2009 — we in the financial products unit have been betrayed by A.I.G. and are being unfairly persecuted by elected officials. In response to this, I will now leave the company and donate my entire post-tax retention payment to those suffering from the global economic downturn. My intent is to keep none of the money myself.

I take this action after 11 years of dedicated, honorable service to A.I.G. I can no longer effectively perform my duties in this dysfunctional environment, nor am I being paid to do so. Like you, I was asked to work for an annual salary of $1, and I agreed out of a sense of duty to the company and to the public officials who have come to its aid. Having now been let down by both, I can no longer justify spending 10, 12, 14 hours a day away from my family for the benefit of those who have let me down.

You and I have never met or spoken to each other, so I’d like to tell you about myself. I was raised by schoolteachers working multiple jobs in a world of closing steel mills. My hard work earned me acceptance to M.I.T., and the institute’s generous financial aid enabled me to attend. I had fulfilled my American dream.

I started at this company in 1998 as an equity trader, became the head of equity and commodity trading and, a couple of years before A.I.G.’s meltdown last September, was named the head of business development for commodities. Over this period the equity and commodity units were consistently profitable — in most years generating net profits of well over $100 million. Most recently, during the dismantling of A.I.G.-F.P., I was an integral player in the pending sale of its well-regarded commodity index business to UBS. As you know, business unit sales like this are crucial to A.I.G.’s effort to repay the American taxpayer.

The profitability of the businesses with which I was associated clearly supported my compensation. I never received any pay resulting from the credit default swaps that are now losing so much money. I did, however, like many others here, lose a significant portion of my life savings in the form of deferred compensation invested in the capital of A.I.G.-F.P. because of those losses. In this way I have personally suffered from this controversial activity — directly as well as indirectly with the rest of the taxpayers.

I have the utmost respect for the civic duty that you are now performing at A.I.G. You are as blameless for these credit default swap losses as I am. You answered your country’s call and you are taking a tremendous beating for it.

But you also are aware that most of the employees of your financial products unit had nothing to do with the large losses. And I am disappointed and frustrated over your lack of support for us. I and many others in the unit feel betrayed that you failed to stand up for us in the face of untrue and unfair accusations from certain members of Congress last Wednesday and from the press over our retention payments, and that you didn’t defend us against the baseless and reckless comments made by the attorneys general of New York and Connecticut.

My guess is that in October, when you learned of these retention contracts, you realized that the employees of the financial products unit needed some incentive to stay and that the contracts, being both ethical and useful, should be left to stand. That’s probably why A.I.G. management assured us on three occasions during that month that the company would “live up to its commitment” to honor the contract guarantees.

That may be why you decided to accelerate by three months more than a quarter of the amounts due under the contracts. That action signified to us your support, and was hardly something that one would do if he truly found the contracts “distasteful.”

That may also be why you authorized the balance of the payments on March 13.

At no time during the past six months that you have been leading A.I.G. did you ask us to revise, renegotiate or break these contracts — until several hours before your appearance last week before Congress.

I think your initial decision to honor the contracts was both ethical and financially astute, but it seems to have been politically unwise. It’s now apparent that you either misunderstood the agreements that you had made — tacit or otherwise — with the Federal Reserve, the Treasury, various members of Congress and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo of New York, or were not strong enough to withstand the shifting political winds.

You’ve now asked the current employees of A.I.G.-F.P. to repay these earnings. As you can imagine, there has been a tremendous amount of serious thought and heated discussion about how we should respond to this breach of trust.

As most of us have done nothing wrong, guilt is not a motivation to surrender our earnings. We have worked 12 long months under these contracts and now deserve to be paid as promised. None of us should be cheated of our payments any more than a plumber should be cheated after he has fixed the pipes but a careless electrician causes a fire that burns down the house.

Many of the employees have, in the past six months, turned down job offers from more stable employers, based on A.I.G.’s assurances that the contracts would be honored. They are now angry about having been misled by A.I.G.’s promises and are not inclined to return the money as a favor to you.

The only real motivation that anyone at A.I.G.-F.P. now has is fear. Mr. Cuomo has threatened to “name and shame,” and his counterpart in Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, has made similar threats — even though attorneys general are supposed to stand for due process, to conduct trials in courts and not the press.

So what am I to do? There’s no easy answer. I know that because of hard work I have benefited more than most during the economic boom and have saved enough that my family is unlikely to suffer devastating losses during the current bust. Some might argue that members of my profession have been overpaid, and I wouldn’t disagree.

That is why I have decided to donate 100 percent of the effective after-tax proceeds of my retention payment directly to organizations that are helping people who are suffering from the global downturn. This is not a tax-deduction gimmick; I simply believe that I at least deserve to dictate how my earnings are spent, and do not want to see them disappear back into the obscurity of A.I.G.’s or the federal government’s budget. Our earnings have caused such a distraction for so many from the more pressing issues our country faces, and I would like to see my share of it benefit those truly in need.

On March 16 I received a payment from A.I.G. amounting to $742,006.40, after taxes. In light of the uncertainty over the ultimate taxation and legal status of this payment, the actual amount I donate may be less — in fact, it may end up being far less if the recent House bill raising the tax on the retention payments to 90 percent stands. Once all the money is donated, you will immediately receive a list of all recipients.

This choice is right for me. I wish others at A.I.G.-F.P. luck finding peace with their difficult decision, and only hope their judgment is not clouded by fear.

Mr. Liddy, I wish you success in your commitment to return the money extended by the American government, and luck with the continued unwinding of the company’s diverse businesses — especially those remaining credit default swaps. I’ll continue over the short term to help make sure no balls are dropped, but after what’s happened this past week I can’t remain much longer — there is too much bad blood. I’m not sure how you will greet my resignation, but at least Attorney General Blumenthal should be relieved that I’ll leave under my own power and will not need to be “shoved out the door.”

Sincerely,

Jake DeSantis




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


This letter tells a lot.This letter needs to be read far and wide. Maybe the hordes should have informed themslves of the facts before they loaded up their pitchforks and lit the torches.


DiSantis is a brave man to have done this. What the left did to Joe Plumber will or probably be done to this man as well, maybe worse.

In the hearing, Barney Frank asked for the names and addresses of the AIG employees who received bonuses. Liddy responded, saying he wanted assurance that they would be kept private because of death threats. Frank said they could subpeona them, etc. Then this weekend, tour buses show up at some of the homes. How did they get the addresses, and was it through Barney Frank?

Glenn Beck said ACORN was paying for the buses but Rush Limbaugh speculated that it was the unions who unleashed the tour buses.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (6)


Awesome Gov. Bobby Jindal Defends Those Who Want Obama to Fail



Governor Bobby Jindal headlined a major congressional fundraiser Tuesday night in Washington.

Before getting to the heart of his speech, Jindal cracked a few jokes on himself. The governor also told his audience it would be happy to know he was not speaking from a teleprompter.

Jindal Urges GOP to Stand Up to Obama

WASHINGTON

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal again found himself carrying the Republican mantle opposite a primetime appearance from President Barack Obama on Tuesday, saying Republicans must be ready to defy the president when they disagree with his policies. He also joked about his widely panned response to Obama's address to Congress last month.

"We are now in the position of being the loyal opposition," Jindal said at a Republican congressional fundraising dinner that only by coincidence fell on the same night as Obama's news conference. "The right question to ask is not if we want the president to fail or succeed, but whether we want America to succeed."
Saying "the time for talking about the past is over," Jindal said Republicans have begun to find their voice after back-to-back elections losses — motivated by what he called historic Democratic spending excess.

Jindal is widely considered a potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate, but his televised response to Obama's speech at the Capitol last month was widely panned. Some compared his delivery to the late children's television host Mister Rogers and said the address could hurt Jindal's national potential.

At Tuesday's $2,500-per-plate dinner — which President George W. Bush headlined last year — Jindal opened his speech by poking fun of himself. He threatened to deliver a reprise of the earlier performance and then jokingly compared it to torture.
"They're not allowed to show my speech at Gitmo anymore," he said. "They've banned that."


"We are now in the position of being the loyal opposition," Jindal said at a Republican congressional fundraising dinner that only by coincidence fell on the same night as Obama's news conference. "The right question to ask is not if we want the president to fail or succeed, but whether we want America to succeed."

Saying "the time for talking about the past is over," Jindal said Republicans have begun to find their voice after back-to-back elections losses - motivated by what he called historic Democratic spending excess.


La. Gov. Jindal urges GOP to stand up to Obama

Jindal defends those who want Obama to fail

My Way

It's OK for Republicans to want President Obama to fail if they think he's jeopardizing the country, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told members of his political party Tuesday night.

Jindal described the premise of the question -- "Do you want the president to fail?" -- as the "latest gotcha game" being perpetrated by Democrats against Republicans.

"Make no mistake: Anything other than an immediate and compliant, 'Why no sir, I don't want the president to fail,' is treated as some sort of act of treason, civil disobedience or political obstructionism," Jindal said at a political fundraiser attended by 1,200 people. "This is political correctness run amok."

Since conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said that he hoped that Obama would fail, Republicans have been pressed by Democrats and the media about Limbaugh's comments.

Now…in the short time I have left, let me comment directly on the latest gotcha game that I have noticed occurring in Washington today, and it is a game that the left has been playing and that some in the media have gone along with.

I’ve noticed that some of the Democrats in Congress have begun badgering Republican leaders with this question – They simply respond to any criticism of the President by asking – “so, do you want the President to fail? Do you? Do you? Yes or no?”

I’m going to give you a very direct answer to that question in just a minute. I will not disappoint. I will be very direct.

But first, let’s take a look at the question, the motive behind it, and what is really afoot here.

The suggestion behind the “do you want the President to fail question” is this – If you don’t answer their question with a loud “NO” immediately, if you don’t express instant obedience to the question, then you are not really a patriot, and you are essentially trying to undermine America.

Make no mistake, anything other than an immediate and compliant – “why no sir, I don’t want the President to fail” is treated as some sort of act of treason, civil disobedience, or political obstructionism.

This is political correctness run amok.

And let’s be clear, the very Democrat leaders who are now asking this phony question, are the ones who for so long wanted to see the last President fail, regardless of the issue, and regardless of whether he was right or wrong.

There is a very important role in our Republic for the loyal opposition. And we must be both. We are loyal to this country, and to the Republic on which it stands, one nation under God. And we will always be so. And we are loyal to the President of the United States, whether he is a Democrat or a Republican.

But make no mistake, loyalty does not mean we have to agree with his policies.

And we are also at present the opposition party. We are the party out of power. And it is altogether right and proper, and healthy for our Democracy, for us to speak up when we do not agree with the policies that this President pushes and proposes.

I will not be brow beaten on this, and I will not kow-tow to their political correctness. We will be the loyal opposition.

So…my answer to the question is very simple –

“Do you want the President to fail?”

It depends on what he is trying to do.

There is something far more important to us than whether the President or ANY politician fails.

Far more importantly, we don’t want America to fail.

When and if the President wants to cut taxes on job providers, reduce our national debt, stop the massive explosion of government spending, make good on his promise to seek earmark reforms, govern in a way that is fiscally responsible consistent with his rhetoric in his campaign, and act in a truly bi-partisan fashion, then I want him to succeed and I wish him God speed.

Let me repeat in case anyone misses the point, when and if the President pursues those policies, I do NOT want him to fail, I want him to succeed.

However -

When the President wants to spend our country into interminable debt, putting not only this generation but future generations into a position where the only way out will be massive tax increases…we oppose that policy, not because we want the President to fail, but because we want America to succeed.

When the President wants to increase taxes on small biz owners, the very people who create 70% of the jobs in the country…we oppose that policy, because we want America to succeed.

When the President wants to change the law so that taxpayer’s money is used for abortions…we say no, because we want all Americans, born and unborn to succeed.

When the President wants to use the stimulus bill as an opportunity to radically grow the size of government …we oppose him because we want America to succeed.

When the President wants to change the rules so that union elections are no longer conducted by private ballot, the way all American elections are conducted …we will not go along, because we want America to have the freedom to succeed.

When the President considers attempts to squelch media outlets that are not favorable to him by pursing the unfair “fairness doctrine” …we will not support that policy, because liberty is a key ingredient of American success.

When the President talks about striking the very word “enemy combatant” from our vocabulary …we disagree because we want Americans to succeed in every corner of the world.

When the President pursues polices that spend too much, tax too much, and borrow too much … we will not go along, because we are committed to making sure that America succeeds both now and in the future.

And when the President pursues polices that are akin to those of European socialism … policies that taken too far could cause America to fail, we will oppose, and we will stand up and be counted, and we will do so proudly, not because we want the President to fail, but because we want America to succeed.

And by the way…I make no apologies for any of these positions, and neither should any of you.

Thank you all for you time tonight, thank you for what you do for America, may God bless you all, and may the loyal opposition continue to speak out and stand on principle. Thank you again, and good night.


Wild Thing's comment......

Excellent! He was awesome, I wish I could have found the video of this. But I looked and could not find it. It starts with one Hero...and I am praying he emerges to the forefront, meanwhile I am praying for the ones I am keeping track of right now. Sarah yes but also some others.


Powerful interview from yesterday too.

RUSH: While President Obama was delivering a typically boring and professorial press conference last night, Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, was addressing the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee dinner in Washington, DC.

JINDAL: The suggestion behind this question, "Do you want the president to fail?" is this: If you don't answer that question with a loud "no" immediately, if you don't express instant obedience to the question, then they're trying to suggest you're not really a patriot. They're essentially saying that you're trying to undermine America. Make no mistake. Anything other than an immediate, a compliant, "Why, no, sir, I don't want the president to fail" is treated as some act of treason, civil disobedience, or political obstructionism. Let's be clear. The very democratic leaders who are now asking this phony question are the ones who for so long wanted to see the last president fail, regardless of the issue, regardless of whether he was right or wrong.

RUSH: Bobby Jindal. They're applauding. The people at the Republican congressional campaign dinner in Washington were actually applauding. This is something Republicans could learn. He's right. "Do you agree with Limbaugh, you want the president to fail?" "Oh, no, no, no, I want him to succeed, of course we want the president to succeed." Jindal goes, "Come on, can we get real?" The question's a setup. They want to call you a traitor if you say you don't want the president to succeed. And what he goes on to say is, let's not forget who wanted Bush to fail and in the middle of a war, and they wanted the military to fail. And he continued.

JINDAL: I'll not be browbeaten on this. I won't kowtow to their political correctness. We will be the loyal opposition. So my answer to this question is very simple. When they ask, "Do you want the president to fail?" It depends on what he is trying to do. There is something far more important to us than whether the president or any politician fails. Far more importantly we don't want America to fail. (applause) When the president wants to spend our country into debt, interminable debt, putting not only this generation but future generations into a position where the only way out will be massive tax increases, we oppose that policy, not because we want the president to fail, but because we want Americans to succeed.

JINDAL: When he pursues policies that are akin to those of European socialism, policies that, taken too far, could cause America to fail, we will oppose, we will stand up and be counted, we'll do so proudly, not because we want the president to fail, but because we want America to succeed.



....Thank you Mark for telling me about this.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (11)


NRA:The Untold Story of Gun Confiscation After Katrina







NRA: The Untold Story of Gun Confiscation After Katrina

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Police Superintendent P. Eddie Compass unleashed a wave of confiscations with these chilling words:

"No one will be able to be armed. We will take all weapons. Only law enforcement will be allowed to have guns."

Thousands of firearms were then confiscated from law-abiding gun owners. The police gave no paperwork or receipts for those guns. They just stormed in and seized them.

New Orleans gun owners are showing up at these trailers, with serial numbers of their firearms, expecting Mayor Nagin and his band of anti-gunners to respect the Federal courts.

They are met by stony-eyed bureaucrats who say serial numbers aren't enough—and that gun owners now need PROOF OF PURCHASE of these firearms.

How many of those gun owners do you think had original receipts for those firearms? And even if they did, how many do you think could find those receipts in the wreckage of a hurricane?

Many of these firearms were passed down from father to son, generation to generation. Some are precious heirlooms. Some are collector's pieces won in our wars. And they were all lawfully owned and they must be returned to their owners.


How to Carry a Concealed weapon



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

Oh my God this is scary. I hope and pray this never happens again anywhere in our country.


......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (8)


Card Check Means Union Slavery


Watch this chilling video and hear how the union thugs gain access to the home addresses and phone numbers of employees. The company, in this case the Chrysler Corp., buckled to the union and gave out the private info.






Card Check Means Union Slavery

The American Spectator

Suppose to vote in state and national elections you weren't allowed a secret ballot behind a curtain. Suppose to vote you had to go downtown and vote in the baseball stadium, where your choices would be flashed on the scoreboard, before a howling mob. Your boss, and your co-workers, and your neighbors would all know who you voted for.

That is how the unions and liberal Democrats want to change the law in regard to employees choosing whether they want a union.

For decades now, employees have been able to vote in secret ballot certification elections to determine whether they really wanted a union in their work place. In about half of these elections, for many years now, the workers have said no to the union.

Workers v. Unions

Why would workers not want a union? First, unions are expensive. Union dues for major, national unions now often run $500 to $600 a year. Once you get a union in your workplace, if you don't pay the dues, in most states you are automatically fired. Unless your state has a right-to-work law, once your employer signs a contract with a union, you must join it and pay its dues whether you want to or not.

Moreover, your union may call a strike when you can't afford not to work and miss your paycheck. Under current law, you can still cross the picket line and continue working. But you are then subject to union harassment and even violence, even after the strike ends. And check it out for yourself: there is a long history of union violence.

In addition, if you work hard and try to get ahead, the union often works against you. Union work rules routinely require advancement based on seniority in the union, not hard work, skill, and productivity.

Unions also have a bad history of driving the employer into the ground over the years, with unnecessary costs and excessive demands, resulting in fewer and fewer jobs, until the employer is finally gone.

Unions vs. Free Choice

The controversy over card check legislation shows how concerned union bureaucracies are regarding the wishes of the workers. This legislation bears the Orwellian name "The Employee Free Choice Act." It would end secret ballot elections for deciding whether the workers want a union -- elections, remember, where the workers have rejected the union half the time.

Instead union organizers would take a card endorsing union representation to individual workers to sign. These union organizers know where you work, where you live, where your car is parked in the parking lot. They probably know where your kids go to school. They may have kids at that school as well. A group of them can come to your house after work and ask you to sign the card. Are you going to tell them no to their face? Is this really a free choice? Are many going to tell them no after one incident of slashed tires or a broken windshield, at home or at work, or a kid harassed at school? Again, there is a long history of union violence. Intimidation and harassment are routine union practices.


MORE of the article HERE


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

The goal is to generate more money and goons to elect liberals. This whole thing is wrong in every way.

"These union organizers know where you work, where you live, where your car is parked in the parking lot. They probably know where your kids go to school. They may have kids at that school as well. A group of them can come to your house after work and ask you to sign the card."

Might mean some union thugs get shot out of retaliation.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (4)


Soros: "Obama Will Listen to Me"



Soros: Obama Will Listen to Me

Money News

Hedge fund manager George Soros says he has finally found his footing in Washington.
A pariah under the Bush administration and largely overlooked by Clinton, Soros says that "at least I will get a hearing" in Washington now.

Soros plans to use the opportunity to advocate radical regulatory and financial reforms that would rein in financiers — including himself.

"It is, in a way, the culminating point of my life’s work," Soros told The Australian News.
"The American election, the financial crisis … it is actually a very stimulating period.”

Soros wants Washington to loosen its grip on the International Monetary Fund; co-ordinate macroeconomic policies between national governments; and create new international banking and market regulatory regimes that oversee derivative financial products and curb speculators.

He knows this will be a hard sell but remains hopeful.

“I am actually fairly optimistic because the problems are recognized and certainly the new team in America understands things pretty well the same way as I do,” Soros notes.
“And I think (British Prime Minister) Gordon Brown does.”
The problem, Soros says, is that what policymakers fear actually has to happen before they take action, which is why it remains likely we will experience more financial crises.



'I'm Having A Very Good Crisis,' Says Soros As Hedge Fund Managers Make Billions Off Recession

Daily Mail UK

George Soros said the current economic crisis has been the culmination of his life's work

A hedge fund manager who predicted the global credit crunch has said the financial crisis has been 'stimulating' and the culmination of his life's work.

George Soros, who predicted the global financial crisis twice before, was one of the few people to anticipate and prepare for the current economic collapse.

Mr Soros said his prediction meant he was better able to brace his Quantum investment fund against the gloabal storm.

But other investors failed to take notice of his prediction and his decision to come out of retirement in 2007 to manage the fund made him $US2.9 billion.

And while the financial crisis continued to deepen across the globe, the 78-year-old still managed to make $1.1 billion last year.

'It is, in a way, the culminating point of my life’s work,' he told national newspaper The Australian.

Soros is one of 25, top hedge fund managers from across Wall Street who have defied the credit crunch crisis to reap a total of $11.6billion (£7.9bn) last year.


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

This is so scary, chilling actually. This man’s vision might actually come true and it will be our beloved America where he see's his world domination.

He paid for Obama from way back when Obama was in Chicago.




Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM | Comments (4)


Sen. Fred Thompson Says Obama Budget Plans Defy "Logic, Common Sense, and History"


Sen. Fred Thompson Says Obama Budget Plans Defy "Logic, Common Sense, and History"


Sen. Fred Thompson on CNN's American Morning today with John Roberts where he got the usual question of whether or not he wants President Obama to "fail." Fred answered it exactly right, saying he wants Obama's policies to fail if they are bad for America. Thompson gets down to brass tacks when he says that Obama's claim that through massive spending and debt he can produce prosperity simply defies "logic, common sense, and history."


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Posted by Wild Thing at 05:42 AM | Comments (1)


Barack Obama Weekly Address Translated (3/21/09)




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


I thought this was really well done.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (2)


March 25, 2009

Daniel Hannan MEP calls Gordon Brown “The devalued Prime Minister of a devalued Government”


Daniel Hannan MEP calls Gordon Brown “The devalued Prime Minister of a devalued Government”



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

I wish we had someone like that in the US House or Senate. Someone that would say these things to Obama.
This man speaking is a combination of courage, patriotism, outrage and indignance.


....Thank you Tom for sending this to me.


Tom
US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces
1970-72


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 PM | Comments (7)


Obama Wants War Called "Overseas Contingency Operation"


To say I am ticked is putting it mildly. This graphic above of this adorable kitty is so cute, but the words show a good example of how simple changes give off an entirely different meaning. Obama wants us to play nice with the terrorists. The Mullahs are grinning about this I am sure. This kitty has more smarts then the stupid pansy in the Oval Office.~ Wild Thing


The End of the Global War on Terror

The Washington Times

By Al Kamen

The end of the Global War on Terror -- or at least the use of that phrase -- has been codified at the Pentagon. Reports that the phrase was being retired have been circulating for some time amongst senior administration officials, and this morning speechwriters and other staff were notified via this e-mail to use "Overseas Contingency Operation" instead.

"Recently, in a LtGen John Bergman, USMC, statement for the 25 March congressional hearing, OMB required that the following change be made before going to the Hill," Dave Riedel, of the Office of Security Review, wrote in an e-mail.

"OMB says: 'This Administration prefers to avoid using the term "Long War" or "Global War on Terror" (GWOT). Please use "Overseas Contingency Operation.'"

Riedel asked recipients to "Please pass on to your speech writers and try to catch this change before the statements make it to OMB."
An OMB spokesman took issue with the interpretation of OMB's wishes. "There was no memo, no guidance," said Kenneth Baer. "This is the opinion of a career civil servant."


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

So to make sure I understand this nonsense. If millions of patriots where to take up arms against the enemy within, it would not be called a Civil War, instead, a “Local Contingency Operation.’”

Perhaps we should change a few other things. Instead of referring to Nuclear bombs of missiles as Nuclear bombs, how about we call them Conflict Resolution Devices.

Bullets could be changed to ‘little flickers of hope’.

Our Military Troops could be called, Conflict Management Representatives

So, all of you conflict management representatives, please load up our Conflict Resolution Devices, collect your Little Flickers of Hope and ready yourself to be placed in a “Overseas Contingency Operation.’”

We don’t need no stinking military, all we ever needed to do was change our vocabulary.

I do hope we can keep one acronym that fit with my thinking... they can all KMA.( kiss my ass)

I would write more about this, but it’s time for me to check my tire pressure so that I can save the planet like Buckwheat in the Oval Office has figured out would solve Global warming that does not exist.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (15)


National Medal of Honor Day





America’s Ignorance of Her Heroes

by W. Thomas Smith, Jr

Townhall

During a recent commercial flight from Jacksonville (Fla.) to Baltimore, a flight attendant offered free drink coupons to any of the 150 passengers who could name just one of the five Medal of Honor recipients from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Awkward moments of silence followed until one man, Navy veteran Dale Shelton of Annapolis, Maryland, spoke up and named Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith.

Shelton was correct: Smith received the award posthumously in 2005 for his actions during the April 2003 battle for Baghdad airport.

No other passenger was able to name a recipient.

The flight attendant then asked the passengers to name an American Idol winner. “The cabin lit up like a pinball machine as 43 passengers scrambled to push their attendant call button,” according to a piece by the American Forces Press Service. “Passengers named various Idol winners.”

The flight attendant then announced there would not be any free drink coupons for that answer, adding that naming an American Idol winner was not worth a drink.

Good for the flight attendant. Shame on the passengers and what their ignorance says about our greater society

For the record, the other four Medal of Honor recipients – all of whom, like Smith, received the award posthumously for post-9/11 actions – are Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham (for actions in April 2004), Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy (June 2005), Navy SEAL Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor (Sept. 2006), and Army Spc. Ross McGinnis (Dec. 2006).

Which brings us to our recognition this week of National Medal of Honor Day, the significance of the award, and the necessity of honoring the heroes who wear it.

In 2007, Congress designated Mar. 25 (of each year) as National Medal of Honor Day: The date coinciding with the same date in 1863 when Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton presented six Union Army soldiers with the first-ever Medals of Honor.

More than 3,400 Medals of Honor have since been awarded up through the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Standards for receiving the award have stiffened to the point that most nominees today are killed in the action for which they are deemed worthy of the Medal. And every recipient of the Medal since the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993 has earned the decoration posthumously.

The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military award for battlefield heroism. To receive it (no one wins it) the recipient’s gallantry in combat must be such that it is considered beyond that warranting a lesser-ranking – though also astronomically esteemed – decoration for valor like the Army’s Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, or the Air Force Cross.

Today there are only 98 living recipients of the Medal of Honor (out of a nation of 306-million people). The oldest living recipient is nearly 100. The youngest is 58. And since Mar. 25, 2007 – the first designated “National Medal of Honor Day” – 13 recipients have died.

Each year, the Medal of Honor Society holds a national convention for its living recipients and supporters (It will be held in Charleston, S.C. – my homestate and the Society’s hometown – in 2010.). But according to Society bylaws, when the number of living recipients drops to 25, the Society will disband.

So we’re losing these great men – and rapidly – and we will soon lose the Society. “So what?” the American Idol fans on the aforementioned commercial flight might wonder.

My response would be – and as I’ve often said – far too many of us assume America wins all of its wars because we have resources and technological superiority: and those things count to be sure. But it is our military prowess that wins battles. Military tradition is the lifeblood of that prowess and our living recipients of the Medal of Honor are the greatest living pillars of that tradition which in turn fuels the prowess.

We need our recipients. We need to recognize them and expand our national awareness of who they are and what the Medal itself represents. For as Pres. Abraham Lincoln said, “Any nation that does not honor its heroes, will not long endure.”




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Col. Robert Howard
As one of America's most decorated soldiers, Col. Robert Howard served five tours in Vietnam and is the only soldier in our nation's history to be nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor three times for three separate actions within a 13-month period.
During Vietnam, he served in the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets) and spent most of his five tours in the Special Operations Group, which ran classified cross-border operations into Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam. These men carried out some of the most daring and dangerous missions ever conducted by the U.S. military.
Wounded 14 times in 54 months of combat duty in Vietnam, Robert Howard was awarded the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, The Silver Star, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and eight Purple Hearts.


National Medal of Honor Day 2009

By Col. Robert Howard (U.S. Army, Retired), Special to Stars and Stripes

When I joined the military in 1956, I was like many young men my age who enlisted; I wanted to protect the ideals of this country and also build a career. Little did I know that my experiences would lead to a Medal of Honor, and how poignant those lessons would be even now — 53 years later — during our current national hardship.

Just after Christmas in 1968, I was on a mission to rescue a missing American soldier in enemy controlled Vietnam. We had just left the landing zone when we were attacked and many of us critically wounded, including me. For the next three and half hours, I had one choice: to lay and wait, or keep fighting for my men.

If I waited, I gambled that things would get better while I did nothing. If I kept fighting, no matter how painful, I could stack the odds that recovery for my men and a safe exodus was achievable.

On National Medal of Honor Day (March 25) — an annual tribute that I and other recipients humbly appreciate — I encourage Americans to recognize that in untenable situations, selfless people make the difference.

The Medal of Honor has been awarded only 3,448 times since the Civil War, and I’m reminded regularly by my fellow recipients (only 98 are living today) that extraordinary things can be accomplished by ordinary people from all parts of America.

Hard times ask us to put a greater good before our own interests. It is sometimes physically or emotionally painful. Yet throughout history, you will find common men and women who fought selflessly in a variety of ways for something so much larger than just their own benefit.

Today, we’re fighting terrorism and the spread of tyranny. We’re challenged by market upheaval, joblessness and perhaps hunger. But the human spirit is resilient and can withstand more than sometimes we are able to immediately comprehend.

It’s up to each of us to not lay and wait for better days, but instead look for opportunities to make the lives of those around us better. National Medal of Honor Day is not a celebration. It is a solemn time to reflect on the freedom we enjoy, its price, and how our own bravery can improve the world around us.


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

I humbly thank you all for serving our country.

"A nation that does not honor it's heros, will not long endure." ~President Abraham Lincoln



....Thank you Ben.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (14)


Always Charisma Challenged, Bad Speaker Obama Gives Boring Speech



CNN's Ed Henry vs. President Obama on AIG Bonuses



Obama flashed some anger at CNN correspondent Ed Henry for asking why it took him days to express outrage over the bonuses paid to executives at AIG. It took us a couple of days because I like to know what Im talking about before I speak, Obama snapped.

This version below is better it is tiny bit more that shows at the very end that Obama is ticked. heh heh


Stupid thing's Obama said last night:

"It's with a budget that leads to broad economic growth by moving from an era of borrow and spend to one where we save and invest."

Good grief!

"...it is going to be an impossible task for us to balance our budget if we're not taking on rising health care costs..."

There's that circular firing squad mentality. The U.S. Government taking over the entire medical industry will solve our economic woes. Dumbest thing I've ever heard!

"...we are reducing nondefense discretionary spending to its lowest level since the '60s, lower than it was under Reagan, lower than it was under Clinton, lower than it was under Bush, or both Bushes."

Where is that $10,000,000,000,000 going again? Oh yeah, "discretionary" has been re-defined.

"...even if we were not doing health care, we were not doing energy, we were not doing education, they'd still have a whole bunch of problems in those out-years, according to CBO projections. The only difference is that we will not have invested in what's necessary to make this economy grow."

So what he is saying is, what's the point of buying a shiny new Ferrari if I can't also buy a $5,000 zoot suit to drive it in?




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

LOL good one Ed Henry, Obama does not like to be confronted with anything.

Obama and his lies after lies after lies....... lies.

It is sooo hard to figure out what he is saying so much of the time. It feels almost like double speak or something.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (7)


Democrat Rep.Neil Abercrombie Does NOT Respect Our Constitution


U.S. Rep. Bill Posey



Suggesting eligibility proof gets congressman scorned

wnd

By Bob Unruh

A new member of Congress arrived in Washington to a flood of questions from his constituency about Barack Obama's eligibility to be president: Was he really born in the United States, and was he qualified under the Constitution's requirement that the office be occupied only by a "natural born" citizen?

So U.S. Rep. Bill Posey did what most congressmen would do regarding a subject of grave concern to their voters: He proposed a bill that would require future presidential candidates to document their eligibility. And that has earned him scorn and ridicule.

"What you should do is stop embarrassing yourself and take the Reynolds Wrap off your head," MSNBC commentator Keith Olbermann suggested to Posey.

U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, has gone so far as to suggest that Posey's judgment is skewed.

It's one thing to try to be responsive to your constituents, no matter how marginal," Abercrombie told the St. Petersburg Times. "I understand that. But to take it to the point of putting it into a bill -- you open yourself up, then, to having your judgment questioned."

Abercrombie said legislation generally is to "address common issues or concerns."

"The citizenship of someone who has reached the point of running for president of the United States is not really an issue," Abercrombie said.
"Why'd I do this?" Posey wrote on his blog. "Well, for a number of reasons and the more and more I get called names by leftwing activists, partisan hacks and political operatives for doing it, the more and more I think I did the right thing."
He said, "I've been called some pretty nasty things. That's fine. But none of these tolerant people actually want to discuss the issue at hand … whether or not a presidential candidate should have to file these documents with the government.
"I could easily fill up a page listing all the activities an American needs to show their ID for … everything from playing youth soccer to getting a drivers license, buying cigarettes and alcohol, to opening bank accounts and even playing little league. So I was pretty surprised to find out that to run for president, despite the constitutional requirement and the media scrubbing that goes on, it's not required for a candidate to file these documents when they submit their statement of candidacy with the FEC," he said.

Posey comes from a background of reforming elections. In Florida after the 2000 recounts and lawsuits, he worked to offer solutions. So when he arrived in Washington, the questions raised by voters and his investigation of the constitutional demands led him to his suggestion.

"I thought I could offer a solution to this question on eligibility," he wrote. "There's nothing anyone can do about changing past elections… the president won. All the lawsuits in the world are not going to change that. But if what some folks are worried about – that presidential candidates don't have to submit to the same documentation that average folks have to submit to – well, then we can change that for the next election."

Posey cited an AOL poll that found three-quarters of Americans participating in the survey agreed.

"I'm willing to discuss this issue with anyone who wants to talk in a rational manner, but I WILL NOT engage in name calling, smear campaigns, or any other venomous activity," Posey wrote. "For one thing, it's childish. But on another level, we're supposed to be able to have a civil debate on the issues in this country."

Posey's spokesman, George Cecala, told WND the congressman has no plans to withdraw the proposal, even though it may not get a lot of support.

Abercrombie told the Times Posey's suggestion is " the kind of sick politics that permeates a certain portion of the electorate."
But Posey said he would have made the proposal even if a Republican had won the White House.
WND reported Posey's H.R. 1503, an amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, would "require the principal campaign committee of a candidate for election to the office of president to include with the committee's statement of organization a copy of the candidate's birth certificate, together with such other documentation as may be necessary to establish that the candidate meets the qualifications for eligibility to the Office of President under the Constitution."


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

This is just amazing how they fight this thing and from people that are supposed to uphold our Constitution. Thank God for Rep. Bill Posey !

And Rep. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii should be ashamed of himself!!!!! He is a disgrace to any office he would hold. A traitor to our Constitution!


Today I am going to call Congressman Posey’s Washington office and thanked him for his bill and I have already written my Congressman asking him to at least support or preferably join in this effort.


Contact info for Bill Posey

His website

http://posey.house.gov/

I love his website, check out the bills he is for and against.


Washington, DC Office

132 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 225-3671
Fax: (202) 225-3516

District Office

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building C
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: (321) 632-1776
Fax: (321) 639-8595

Indian River County
Phone: (772) 778-3534

Toll Free: 1-888-681-1776

Congressman Posey has long been an advocate for greater accountability in government and is the author of the book Activity Based Total Accountability. The American Legislative Exchange Council, the nation's oldest and largest bipartisan organization of state lawmakers, named Posey a "National Legislator of the Year" for his efforts to bring greater accountability to government. He is also an accomplished stock car racer, having received the award for short track driver achievement in memory of Davey & Clifford Allison presented by Bobby & Judy Allison.


His Blog



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (4)


Special Message from Barack Obama's Teleprompter


A Special Message from Barack Obama's Teleprompter



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

LMAO gosh I love the things that Iowahawk does. hahaha this really shows how he cannot
speak at all without one. heh heh



....Thank you Horace for sending this to me.


Horace
U.S.Army
Horace Smith, Pvt. E-1, USAR
1956-1964


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (2)


Justice Dept:'Zip it' On Probe Of Obama's Friend Terrorist Ayers




Justice Department: 'Zip it' on Ayers probe

Administration muzzles police officers who want to reopen murder case

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The Obama Justice Department instructed San Francisco police officials not to comment after top law enforcement officers there signed a letter accusing Weathermen radical Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, of being directly behind the 1970 bombing of San Francisco's police station that killed one sergeant and wounded nine others.

At a press conference March 12 directed by activist Cliff Kincaid of America's Survival Inc, the leaders of the San Francisco Police Officers' Association made public a letter pointing a finger at Ayers and Dohrn that demands those responsible for the bombing be brought to justice.

"There are irrefutable and compelling reasons to believe that Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn are largely responsible for the bombing of Park Police Station," the officers stated in the letter.
The letter called for the U.S. to bring "those responsible for the murder of Sgt. Brian McDonnell and the injuries to other officers to the justice they have so long eluded."

Now the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting the police group members who signed the letter received calls from the Justice Department and a local police chief telling them to remain silent.

Police Officers' Association President Gary Delagnes confirmed to the Chronicle his union was contacted by federal investigators telling them they had an "active investigation and should not be commenting on the case."

Delagnes told the newspaper his group's letter was meant only to show support for the family of the slain officer and to help them "bring closure to the case."

No one has ever been charged in the bombing. Ayers has denied involvement. In a November interview with the New Yorker, Ayers said, "We killed no one and hurt no one."

But a former FBI informant who reportedly infiltrated the Weathermen in the 1970s says Ayers described to him at length how Dohrn personally placed a pipe bomb outside the San Francisco police department Feb. 16, 1970.

Grathwohl quotes Ayers telling him, "Too many of you are relying on your leaders to do everything."

He said Ayers then mentioned the San Francisco bombing.

"It was a success," Granthwolhl wrote, quoting Ayers. "But it's a shame when someone like Bernardine has to make all the plans, make the bomb and then place it herself. She should have to do only the planning."

Aside from the officer killed in the blast, Robert Fogarty, another officer, was severely wounded in his face and legs and was partially blinded. Eight other officers were wounded.

Speaking at Kincaid's press conference, Jim Pera, an officer who was first to arrive after the bombing, described the scene of the attack:

The window to the business office and an interior window, where prisoners were processed for booking were blown out. The walls and furniture were pockmarked by shrapnel. Barbed-wire fence post staples, from the bomb, were scattered throughout the ground floor of the station. Blood was all over the floor, desks and walls and was heaviest where Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell suffered mortal wounds to his neck, eyes, face and brain."

Although no one was charged, the case is still open. Last year, it was confirmed the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., was asked to analyze fingerprint evidence from the scene of attack. The department has so far refused numerous requests to release the evidence in the case.



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

Just my opinoin but I think this means Obama's buddy Eric Holder is “all over this case” to keep it silent and not have it go any further. Administration muzzles police another step in obamas plan to kill freedom. I am so sick of this with people getting away with their crimes. They have the evidence, the FBI messed up back when this happened and now there is a chance to make things right for the victims. But nope, not with the freakazoid dictator freedom taker, Thief Chief in charge in the White House.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM | Comments (4)


Islamberg ~ Muslim-Only Town in N.Y. Has Terrorist Ties





Quiet Muslim-Only Town in N.Y. Founded by Alleged Terrorist

FOX news

HANCOCK, N.Y.

If you didn't know where to look, you'd probably never find Islamberg, a private Muslim community in the woods of the western Catskills, 150 miles northwest of New York City.

The town, sitting on a quiet dirt road past a gate marked with No Trespassing signs, is home to an estimated 100 residents. There are small houses and other buildings visible from the outside, but it is what can't be seen from beyond the gate that has some watchers worried.

Islamberg was founded in 1980 by Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, a Pakistani cleric who purchased a 70-acre plot and invited followers, mostly Muslim converts living in New York City, to settle there.

The town has its own mosque, grocery store and schoolhouse. It also reportedly has a firing range where residents take regular target practice. Gilani established similar rural enclaves across the country — at least six, including the Red House community in southern Virginia — though some believe there are dozens of them, all operating under the umbrella of the "Muslims of the Americas" group founded by Gilani.

Federal authorities say Gilani was also one of the founders of Jamaat al-Fuqra, a terrorist organization believed responsible for dozens of bombings and murders across the U.S. and abroad. The group was linked to the planning of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and 10 years earlier a member was arrested and later convicted for bombing a hotel in Portland, Ore.

Shoe bomber Richard Reid has been linked to the group, along with convicted D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammad. But it is Sheikh Gilani who creates the most controversy and concern.

Gilani has told his followers that "Zionist plotters" plan to rule the world, and he encourates them to leave America's cities and avoid the "decadence of a godless society." Gilani is the man American reporter Daniel Pearl was trying to interview in Pakistan when he was kidnapped and beheaded. The Sheikh was taken into custody and later released by Pakistani authorities; he denies any involvement in Pearl's murder.

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FOX News attempted to visit Islamberg after earlier efforts to set up on-camera interviews were rebuffed. A spokesman said by phone that residents typically shy away from interviews since they worry their words will be manipulated and turned against them. He accused FOX News of misrepresenting the group and suggested covering an Islamic festival in Binghamton later in the month to celebrate the birthday of the prophet Muhammad. Then he hung up.

Local police told FOX News there has been plenty of rumor and innuendo over the years but very little trouble. The FBI's Albany Division said the agency has an open discourse with the residents of Islamberg. They've visited the compound but won't discuss whether there are any ongoing investigations.

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That has not dispelled the worries of some watchdogs. Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, says the group is making a concerted public relations effort to present a benign face and hide its violent past.

"I think we need to be very much on guard about every member of these compounds," he said. Though Spencer admits there is nothing inherently wrong with living in isolation, he stressed that "they're not at all open to visitors, they're not at all open to scrutiny and there's an abundance of evidence of sinister goings-on."

Critics, lacking an eye into the cloistered community, still wonder whether it's something more.


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

FOX news is being way too PC in this article, they the actual title of their article saying "Alleged Terrorist" when this Islamberg does have ties to terrorists. I wish all the media would just give us the facts head on we can handle it and we have a righit to know what the truth is. This article is good but it dances around the truth a little bit when it doesn't have to.

But one big thing I am glad about and that is at least they are talking about it. Especially with Hussein in the Oval Office.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:42 AM | Comments (4)


Mark Levin’s Book "Liberty and Tyranny"



Mark Levin’s "Liberty and Tyranny"

Amazon.com

From Rush about this book:

"Liberty and Tyranny is a conservative manifesto and it is brilliantly written, because while it is constitutional, it is easily understandable, it is a page-turner as a novel is, and you don't find books like this that can make that claim. It is now number one at Amazon.
There are a few people who are out there fighting for our liberty. I'm one of them; Sean Hannity is another, Levin, a bunch of them out there, and we are being characterized as mean and angry, and we are being characterized as people who just say "no" to Obama. The nice, smooth, suave, debonair, yuk-it-up guys are the ones taking away our liberty. They are the ones who are usurping the Constitution and assaulting capitalism and individual liberty and freedom on a daily basis. You see, blunt, tough talk often is what you get from honest people. Smooth, evasive straw man arguments emanate from dishonest people. Now, unfortunately that's confusing to the governed because of their ignorance and the fact that their emotions are easily manipulated.
Now, Mark Levin, who is he? He's a legal scholar. He's a constitutional scholar. He runs the Landmark Legal Foundation. He was chief of staff for Ed Meese when he was attorney general in the Reagan administration. Mark Levin is a bare knuckles fighter for freedom. The left labels him mean and angry, while Obama is labeled as compassionate and reasonable and engaging, while fighting to snatch liberty from people at every turn with a heart that is as cold as ice. So we've got Levin's book, Liberty and Tyranny, it embraces liberty. It's out. It is number one wherever books are sold. Obama's plans, they're also out. They're taking it away. You can read them every day in the Washington Post, open the New York Times on Sunday, the Washington Post today, executive pay limitations, not just on TARP bailout companies, but all companies. Geithner wants to be able to take over any company that he wants to be able to take over.
The Barack Obama take-freedom-and-liberty-away from people plan is out there, and it's published in the newspapers every day, it's on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN every day and every night. Mark Levin's book is also out, embracing liberty. There is an epic struggle that is underway, public sector versus private sector, collectivism versus the individual, liberty versus tyranny, good versus evil. You can sum all this up by saying there's an epic struggle underway, good versus evil. Our country has mislabeled scholars, journalists, late-night funny guys and Washingtonian wizards of smart, spew a relentless stream of propaganda smearing the people who fight for liberty.
They label freedom fighters as the bad guys. We're told that people like Mark Levin are the ones wearing black hats. You have to make it easy to see who to root against. We're told that people standing up for individual liberty, which, by definition, are people opposed to the Obama administration, we are the black-hatted people, we are the people you need to be afraid of, we are the ones fighting for your liberty and freedom, and we're supposed to be the ones you need to fear.
While those taking your liberty away are on Leno, they're on 60 Minutes, they're on the covers of pop culture magazines, they're trying to appear nice and funny, and one of us. It's the so-called good guys, folks, who are the ones laughing about the economy, insulting special-needs children, instigating mob rule in Connecticut, and taking time out to slander Justice Scalia as a homophobe. That's the latest from Barney Frank. That's all about the Defense of Marriage Act, and all Scalia's ever said, "I don't see marriage in the Constitution, so I don't think we should be ruling on this." Scalia is thus labeled a homophobe by Barney Frank, when all Scalia is is a brilliant constitutional scholar, as is Mark Levin. Liberty and Tyranny.
Unfortunately, it's difficult for too many Americans to know who is fighting for our liberty and who isn't. But Levin is. I can't emphasize this enough. I don't want to overdo it. It's a great book and it does meet the requirement that so many of you have asked me about. "Rush, what can I read to explain conservatism?" This starts at the founding, comes to the present, shows you the bastardization that's happened in this country. You won't recognize your country after you read this book, and that's good.
You need to understand what the left has done and how far we have come from the principles and concepts of our founding to where we are now. This is the kind of book that people will read in the bathroom with a flashlight on college campi. This is the kind of book that people will send with no return address to their parents, boyfriends and girlfriends.
This is the kind of book that's going to spread like wildfire through the underground. People who read it won't admit to having read it, they'll just claim what they've learned from it as their own knowledge. It will be passed around in various places in a plain brown wrapper, with whispers, "Read this. Don't tell anybody where you got it." And at some point, after all this happens, Levin will come under assault from the wizards of smart, and sadly, Levin will come under assault from the pseudo-conservatives on our side, the moderates, self-proclaimed, who will be threatened, 'cause this is not just an explanation of Reaganism.
This is not just an explanation of conservatism as it applies today. This is the history of the United States and how our country is being lost. It also has at the end of the book some things you can do, 'cause people also ask, 'What can I do? Okay, I've read it, what can I do?" The important thing here is to read this and to pass it along.



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

Fantastic, Mark Levin is so good and he deserves this book to be at the top and stay there for a long time. This book really is excellent.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (2)


March 24, 2009

Stop Obama From Being Honored at Notre Dame



The Destruction of Notre Dame

The American Spectator

by James M. Thunder

(The author is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.)


On Friday, March 20, it was announced that President Obama had accepted an invitation by the president of the University of Notre Dame, Father John Jenkins, to give the commencement address on May 19 and receive an honorary degree. What fire could not do, Father Jenkins and his Academic Council may succeed in doing -- destroying a major Catholic institution.

In April 1879, the Main Building of the University was destroyed by fire. It was "the Main Building" because it housed classrooms, student sleeping quarters, kitchen, library, offices. The man who had left France and founded Notre Dame 37 years earlier, in 1842, Father Edward Sorin, was 65 and saw his life's work destroyed. Nonetheless, with fiery determination, he exclaimed: "If it were all gone, I should not give up. Tomorrow, we will build again, and build it bigger."

That summer, with help from Chicagoans who had suffered their own fire eight years before, 300 laborers, using mud from the campus lake, made bricks and rebuilt it. It was sufficiently complete for the return of students in September. It is this building that TV viewers see during Notre Dame home football games.

How did Father Jenkins calculate the benefits and the burdens of Notre Dame giving Obama a platform on campus at commencement?

As Notre Dame's own press release indicates, this would not be the first time that a sitting president would have visited Notre Dame. Eisenhower, Carter, Reagan, Bush the Elder, and Bush the Younger all spoke at commencement. And FDR, Kennedy and Ford each came to campus for honors. So, if Obama came and gave one of his first commencement addresses at Notre Dame, it would add to Notre Dame's secular glory only in an incremental sense.

Maybe Father Jenkins wants to honor Obama as the first African-American to become president. Undoubtedly this fact will be prominent in the biography the school will recite just prior to conferring the honorary doctorate upon him. (Frankly, there is no other achievement in his biography.) But this would be looking at the color of his skin over his policies.

Consider these policies and the burdens of Notre Dame honoring Obama. We must assume that Father Jenkins knows how hostile Obama, as state legislator, as U.S. senator, and now as president, has been to innocent human life and to the Catholic Church which tries to protect it. And Father Jenkins must have thought about the fact that inviting Obama would offend large numbers of students, the graduating seniors, alumni/ae, benefactors, and all pro-lifers through the country and the world. Moreover, it would constitute an attack on the pastoral authority of the local bishop, the American bishops as a group, and the Pope who have prohibited Catholic institutions from granting platforms to pro-abortion speakers -- even if their talks would not be about abortion and other human life issues.

So, any rational person occupying the position of president of Notre Dame who weighed the benefits and the burdens would not invite Obama. It would be self-destructive.
It was just last month that Speaker Pelosi who, no doubt, sees herself as the Supreme Head of the Catholic Church in America, visited Pope Benedict, but Pope Benedict was politically aware and refused to give her a photo opportunity. Father Jenkins thinks he is smarter than the Pope and will purposefully smile with Obama for the cameras.
Obama's visit to Notre Dame will be a one-way street -- in favor of Obama. Father Jenkins will not be taking Obama to Notre Dame's woodshed, to speak truth to power. No, Obama will be doing all the talking. Obama will co-opt a major Catholic institution.

Above the Main Building that TV viewers see during Notre Dame home football games is a Golden Dome. Atop it is a statue of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. (Notre Dame is "Our Lady" in French.) At the end of every game, the football players face the students and all of them sing the school's alma mater whose title and first line is "Notre Dame our Mother." Another line is "Glory's mantle cloaks thee; golden is thy fame." Father Jenkins will allow Obama to take Mary's mantle and wear it on his shoulders for all the world to see.

The day Father Jenkins' presidency is over (soon one hopes), the new president, the loyal faculty and alumni/ae, and friends throughout the world will repeat Father Sorin's words, "Tomorrow, we will build again, and build it [better]."


There is also this from some research online:

The Cardinal Newman Society site is getting 270+ signatures PER MINUTE on their petition. Their wonderful president, Patrick Reilly, has flown to Rome

Stop Obama at Notre Dame

The Mission of “Stop Obama at Notre Dame”
Our Mission: Stop President Obama from Speaking at Notre Dame on May 17.
Our Principle: Nothing is Sacred, except that which is Sacred.


And Joe Scheidler/Prolife Action League is working on this as well. Quote from his site:

"If Notre Dame does not disinvite Obama, Scheidler says, the Notre Dame campus can expect a massive pro-life protest on graduation day, including the use of large, graphic abortion pictures that show exactly what Barack Obama supports."


League Calls on Notre Dame To Disinvite President Obama

http://prolifeaction.org/

On March 20 it was announced that President Barack Obama is scheduled to give the commencement address to the Class of 2009 at the renowned Catholic University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. The Pro-Life Action League immediately issued a press release calling on Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins to withdraw the invitation.

Obama Attacks Sanctity of Life
"Over the first two months of his administration, Barack Obama has established himself as the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history," said League National Director Joe Scheidler, himself a graduate of Notre Dame, a Catholic university. "My alma mater should not be providing a platform for this president."

"Starting from his first week in office, President Obama has enacted a string of executive orders, appointments and policy decisions that contradict Catholic teaching on the sanctity of life—a teaching that Notre Dame is supposed to uphold," said Scheidler.

Among the pro-abortion actions Obama has taken in just two months in office, Scheidler lists:

* Overturning of the Mexico City Policy, which had prohibited U.S. funds from being used to promote or provide abortions overseas.
* Working to overturn conscience protections for healthcare workers, forcing them to cooperate in abortion or risk losing their jobs
* Appointing pro-abortion Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, who has close ties to late-term abortionist George Tiller, to head the Department of Health and Human Services
* Dedicating federal funds to harvest embryonic stem cells for research at the expense of the most defenseless members of the human family

"Father Jenkins cannot expect pro-life Catholics to stand back and allow the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history to make a mockery of Notre Dame's Catholic identity," Scheidler said.


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

I don't understand this at all. Why are their exceptions made just because a person is a President or because a family has wealth, or because a person is a high profile person like Pelosi and others that have also taken a stand of PRO Abortion. Obama leads the way in wanting abortions and to the extreme with his putting into law that it is ok to kill a baby if it some way has a miracle and makes it alive from an abortion he want that baby killed ASAP. And Obama’s contempt for life is the fundamental issue here.

Please understand I am not a Catholic and this is not about bashing Catholics, it is about not understanding the weakness that shows up when it does not have to. Giving an honorary law degree to this man, is a symbol of approval

"You don’t “engage” with a person who is embroiled in massive, murderous moral wrong by inviting him onto a floodlit, nationally-televised public platform and giving him an honorary Law Degree."

There is a cost that comes with true leaders, not elected officials but true leaders in history, a cost that leadership, takes the high road and that is not always easy, but it is the very thing that separates the average from those that make a difference in the world. Those that leave their mark in history for the better. I tell our troops that too, they are not only living history they are making in a special way. Just as our Veterans have all done, being part of history that has made changes in the world or kept our world here in America from becoming the monster that communism brings and other things.

But also, how on earth can the President of Notre Dame justify an honorary law degree to someone who has never done anything whatever in the fields of law or politics to deserve it?
As President of the Harvard Law Review he broke a long tradition by writing NOTHING for the review he headed.

As instructor of constitutional law in Chicago he argued that the Constitution need to be rewritten, but he never wrote a single scholarly article.

As a lawyer, he forced banks in Chicago to make subprime loans, leading to our current economic crisis.

I hope they think hard about this decision, I truly hate to see people giving agreement to what Obama stands for.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:55 AM | Comments (16)


Obama Volunteers:"We're not looking for a fight.That will come later,when we have an army"



Obama volunteers hunt budget support in Birmingham, Alabama grassroots campaign


The Birmingham News


Volunteers fanned out across the Birmingham area and Alabama Saturday to pump up enthusiasm for President Barack Obama's budget proposal in much the same way they did to win over voters during the presidential campaign.

About 30 volunteers in Birmingham canvassed shopping areas and other high-traffic locations to talk about the need for health care reform, an education overhaul and environmentally friendly energy development.

"If we don't change these three things in the next 10 to 15 years, America is over as we know it," Chris DeHaven, told the group of volunteers before they went their separate ways.

Obama's plan faces criticism from Republicans and others who say it's too expensive. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report Friday saying Obama's agenda would cause huge budget deficits, forcing the country to borrow $9.3 trillion in the next decade.

Those who gathered at Kelly Ingram Park in downtown Birmingham were urged to enlist others who share Obama's vision and to stay away from trying to convert naysayers.

"We're looking for supporters," said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."

The volunteers are part of Organizing for America, the same grassroots, national network credited in large part with Obama's quick rise from obscurity to president. Birmingham and 11 other sites statewide were part of a national push this weekend by Organizing for America to trumpet Obama's spending proposal.

Across the metro area, volunteers gave their opinions about why Obama's plan is good for the country's future. Then they asked those willing to sign a pledge of support for the budget. Supporters' e-mail addresses and other contact information were collected, to keep people engaged and to recruit more volunteers.

Leanne Townsend of Hoover also helped organize Saturday's event. She has been a member of the Obama grassroots network since March 2007.

"Our group in Birmingham has been very involved," Townsend said. "We're still very energetic. We all worked so hard during the campaign. We can't just stop."



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

"We're looking for supporters," said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."

What?! This Chris DeHaven is a lunatic. The country has survived for over two hundred years without Obama. These people are fanatics. Wrong, Chris! America is over if we do not stop you. These people are sick and some maybe even dangerous. Willfully ignorant, begulied cult followers are usually dangerous people.

I have to wonder which this is more about, gathering support or gathering a list of dissenters.


I think the Army this he is referring to is the Army this jerk is referring to: The “National Civilian Community Corps” (NCCC). It becomes a reality via the “National GIVE Act” or the “Serve America Act”(As it’s called in the Senate”.

The House version passed last week includes money for a committee to study the “Feasibility” of making the NCCC a MANDATORY service for all young people... The purpose of this “permanent cadre” is to be at the beck and call of the Federal Government to respond to Natural and “OTHER” emergencies (riots or to enforce Martial Law, or just harass the AIG execs, etc... etc...).

These people will also be USED to supply the labor to build infrastructure projects for the Government. They will live in CAMPS, and will have UNIFORMS.

A spending cap on this project is non-existant (in the House version - not sure on the Senate version), which goes along with what Obama spoke of during the election — that his National Civilian Security Force.

directive from the DoD should just about seal their intentions.

DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

PDF file dates 23 January 2009

Everyone should read this PDF file above if you can. . It sounds like the plan of a totalitarian government.

"Expeditionary Forces" will be deployed amongst us. To what nefarious purposes?

(1) To support workforce stability and deployment predictability, the timeframes during which the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce is susceptible to expeditionary assignments will be designated in 6-month rotational periods. Tours will be determined through collaboration of the combatant commanders, career field managers, functional community managers, and civilian employees, as applicable. The portion of the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce that is within the 6-month window of deployment susceptibility shall maintain full preparedness as trained, cleared, and ready.



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:50 AM | Comments (14)


Obama criticizes the U.S. Again and More Contradictions From The Dems Idol



Obama criticizes some Guantanamo release decisions

WASHINGTON

President Barack Obama says the U.S. hasn't done a good job sorting out who should be released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

Obama says in a broadcast interview that some of the people released from the facility in Cuba have rejoined terrorist groups. He also says U.S. officials have not always been effective in determining which prisoners will be a danger once they are let go.

But he says the Bush administration's policy of holding detainees for years on end with no trials is "unsustainable,' and has only fueled anti-American sentiments.



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

More Obama-babble, trying to play to all sides. And what happened to how he was going to solve all the problems of the world. HUMPH!

"Obama says the U.S. hasn't done a good job sorting out who should be released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center. "

Yes sure ok, it'd be far better to release them onto the streets of the US so we can see who decides to murder people, and then we can rearrest them and try and incarcerate them...well, only to the point we rehabilitate them and release them onto our streets again.

Obama is always blaming the US. Well listen up ole B. Hussein Obama, YOU are the government, you moron. And it was YOU who wanted these murderers released. There’s a reason why they were locked up at Gitmo. Innocence wasn’t one of them.

Since Presidnet Brainstorm can’t figure it out, he’ll just close it down and let them all go.

Obama, these Terrorists you let go are probably going to be real Pissed off at you for kicking them out of what was probably the best paid vacation they ever had. Three squares a day, all their wants and needs taken care of, their every whim and desire catered too.

And what did you go and do? Sent them back to go live in a cave and eat roasted desert rats.

Oh yea, they are going to get even with you for that, you can count on it.
Unfortunately it’s going to be a price paid for by the American serviceman they kill, again. All you did, Obama, is reinforce their belief in the Koran that “Allah” would reward them for their Jihad efforts, and bring them back to kill again.

Way to go, MORON.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:45 AM | Comments (2)


Cap-and-trade Promises Disaster



Obama Admits Cap & Trade Will Cause Electricity Rates to Skyrocket


Cap-and-trade promises disaster


by R. Emmett Tyrrell

The Washington Times


Thank God winter is almost over. It has been another cold one. I hope Al Gore wore his hat and brought along his galoshes whenever he made an appearance against global warming. Better yet, I hope he scheduled his jeremiads in warmer climes, say, Miami Beach or Antigua.

As I reported a while back, scientists have not been able to measure any increase in global warming since the end of 1998. That, despite their lunkheaded computers forecasting the opposite. Over the last two years temperatures have actually dropped by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius. Button up!

I mention all this because (1) it is always amusing to kid Mr. Gore and (2) the price tag for Prophet Obama's climate plan has just jumped to $2 trillion. That is 3 times the White House's initial estimate for its cap-and-trade monstrosity. It is also a huge tax on corporations and consumers at a time when both are in recession.

Only government thrives. Given the fact it is increasingly unclear there is such a thing as global warming and the fact that cap-and-trade is an expensive and dubious remedy for it might not the Prophet Obama hold back. He has plenty else to do.

Cap-and-trade has been tried in Europe by the signers of the Kyoto Protocol and according to the Heritage Foundation's Ben Lieberman, "Nearly every European country participating has higher emissions today than when the treaty was first signed in 1992. ... emissions in many of these nations are actually rising faster than in the United States." Yet perhaps the Obama administration has its eye on something other than limiting emissions. Possibly it sees cap-and-trade as a great way to gain control of still more of the private sector.

As mentioned above, the huge amount of money mulcted from the private sector and handed over to the public sector has got to please every collectivist in the White House. Moreover there is the huge bureaucracy that will have to be set up to oversee cap-and-trade.

Those of us who have followed the economic crisis and the Ponzi schemes of Bernard Madoff are familiar with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). If the administration's climate legislation is passed, we shall have the Cap and Trade Commission (CAP). It will be vast.

To begin with, CAP's agents will have to go to every factory and office building and presumably even public buildings and decide their allowable amount of emissions. That is to say, their cap.

Next the agency will auction off and oversee the sale of the documents that certify emissions allowances. Call them coupons. Then the agency will have to monitor the exchange of these allowances and the ownership. Finally the agency will have to monitor compliance and presumably punish those who fail to comply.

In this setup there will be countless opportunities for corruption as polluters try to bribe CAP's agents, or the agents try to elicit bribes. As with the SEC, there will be incompetence and lax enforcement. Finally, there will be senators and members of the House of Representatives making special pleadings for corporations in their regions, labor unions, special pleaders of all sorts.

Finally, there is the economics of the legislation. It will take $2 trillion from the private sector and dump it into the public sector. That is to say, a large tax on the private sector will transfer money to the public sector. So how is the private sector to grow itself out of this recession? The administration's answer is that the government will return the money to worthy endeavors, health care, green technology - again still more opportunities for corruption and for special favors to pleading solons and numas on Capitol Hill.

The Prophet Obama was very disturbed recently when asked if he was a socialist. Socialism is government control of the means of producing and distributing goods and services. What I have just described is a powerful instrumentality toward socialism. Along with Cap-and-Trade, the Obama administration is calling for a sufficient number of these instrumentalities to socialism that by the next election the United States will be very close to being a socialist state.

There is no point in Mr. Obama arguing against that observation. He ought simply to come out and say it. He is for socialism. What could possibly be wrong with that?



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

Excellent article, this cap and trade thing is all part of a larger plan to take over the U.S. economy, a plan that BO and those to whom he answers have been working on for decades. This is all totally insane! The fact that the government “profits” from cap and trade makes it a tax pure and simple. Look at the revenue Obama is expecting from his cap and trade scam.

As Thomas Sowell said this week:

"The one person toward whom there is no compassion is the taxpayer.”


...... Thank you Jim for sending this to me.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:40 AM | Comments (6)


Democrats Too Afraid To REALLY Investigate Criminal ACORN





ACORN Whistleblowers Produce Shocking Testimony on Capitol Hill

Late last week, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary, called for a hearing to investigate ACORN. You read that right. At a Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties subcommittee hearing entitled “Lessons Learned from the 2008 Election” last Thursday, witness testimony not only drew Conyers to the subcommittee hearing but events led to Conyers strongly urging that subcommittee chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) conduct a full hearing on ACORN, calling allegations made at the hearing “serious.”

The shocking testimony that began the chain of events came from Pennsylvania attorney Heather Heidelbaugh, who in October of last year represented “a candidate, voters and the Republican State Committee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania” seeking a preliminary injunction against ACORN and the Secretary of the Commonwealth. The complaint alleged violations of the election code, fraud and misrepresentation, and violations of equal protection and due process.

Heidelbaugh brought with her to the hearing ACORN whistleblowers, including Anita MonCrief, a former Washington, D.C., ACORN employee who came forward to testify last October in the Pennsylvania case. MonCrief, a Democrat who voted for and still supports President Obama, made allegations including the exposure of Obama maxed-out donor lists illegally shared with ACORN, allegations of illegal intermingling of non-profit employees between ACORN and Project Vote, and the use of intimidation tactics and training methods to skirt regulations, among many other assertions.

Testimony also revealed ACORN’s unofficial “Muscle for the Money” program directed at fundraising from corporations. Allegations were made of payments from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to ACORN's D.C office to harass The Carlyle Group and specifically David Rubenstein, a founder of the company. Even though ACORN D.C. had no interest in The Carlyle Group, they were allegedly paid by SEIU to go break up a banquet and protest at Rubenstein’s house.

It was called “Muscle for the Money” because they would go “intimidate people and protest.” Targets of the protests included Sherwin-Williams, H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, and Money Mart among others, testimony revealed. The apparent purpose was to get money from the targeted entities for ACORN.

Perhaps the most controversial accusation revealed by whistleblower testimony was the scheme by which ACORN and Project Vote are paid by foundations per voter registered and the submission of copies of actual voter registration cards to the foundations, which is a violation of federal law.

I spoke with whistleblower Anita MonCrief at the hearing.

“ACORN itself is sometimes paid by foundations per registration and, in some case,s they would send copies of the voter registration cards straight to the funder,” MonCrief said. “Workers are improperly trained. … They are trained to never ask, ‘Are you registered to vote?’ because if the person says ‘Yes,’ they have to move on. They ask, ‘Did you vote in the last election,’ and if the person says ‘No,’ they register them again. This is how they duplicate registrations and flood the offices.”
When these allegations began to surface in hearing testimony, Conyers suddenly appeared at the subcommittee hearing and asked to be recognized, saying that he was “… unaware that this was a hearing on ACORN.” Conyers probed those assembled, asking if any representatives of ACORN were present to defend the organization. Conyers called the accusations made against ACORN a “pretty serious matter.” When no one from ACORN came forth, he asked subcommittee chairman Nadler to hold a hearing on ACORN so the organization could defend itself, to which a shocked Nadler replied, “I’ll take it under advisement.”
Conyers pressed the matter, saying, “I think that it would be something that would be worth our time. We've never had one person representing ACORN before the committee. ... I think in all fairness we ought to really examine it.” An exasperated Nadler said he would hold a hearing when he had “credible allegations of misconduct.”

Nadler abruptly dismissed the panel shortly thereafter.

“I would encourage chairman Conyers in his call for a hearing and investigation into ACORN,” Heidelbaugh told HUMAN EVENTS in the hallway outside of the hearing. “The Judiciary Committee has oversight of the voting system in America, and ACORN is interfering in it in a large, large way. The federal government in some cases is providing the funding for that interference.”

I also spoke with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), a member of the House Judiciary Committee as well as the Constitution subcommittee, who questioned Heidelbaugh during the hearing.

“We’re about to appropriate even more money, and we’ve already appropriated some money that may very well be directed to ACORN,” Gohmert said. “If we know that an organization is guilty of fraud, and we provide them the money and the wherewithal to continue the fraud, then we are accessories to fraud. The only difference between us and a criminal is that we have the ability to pass laws that say even though we’re criminals we’re doing our criminal work legally. It doesn’t make it moral, it doesn’t make it ethical, it just makes it legal to say we can be accessories to fraud by providing the money.”




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

Twixt Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee, Conyers and Nadler aren’t doing anything other than say; See, we investgated ACORN and found nothing. How convenient now can go back to their naps.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (7)


GI Earns Silver Star for Enemy Charge



Army News Service

BAMBERG, Germany

Staff Sgt. Lincoln V. Dockery said he didn't even see the grenade that sent shrapnel into his right forearm while charging insurgent fighters in Afghanistan's Korengal valley, Nov. 16, 2007.

"Someone yelled out, and I looked up and saw it coming. My hand went up and a hot, sharp feeling went through," he said.

Dockery, a combat engineer then assigned to a route clearance patrol with Company A of the 173rd Airborne Brigade's Special Troops Battalion, said he decided the injury wasn't major, and continued his charge up a hill into enemy fire and earning a Silver Star for valor. The medal and a Purple Heart were awarded here, March 11.

"I don't want to think about what would have happened had he not been there," said Capt. William Cromie, Dockery's platoon leader that day in Afghanistan. "It would have been a completely different day. While described in the infantry field manual, and taught at every schoolhouse in our career, if asked to charge into an enemy, uphill and within hand grenade range, most people only know yes as a book answer."
Dockery said the description of the mission for which the patrol departed from Forward Operating Base Asadabad in Kunar Province that day sounded like the description of their mission for any other day: "Out looking for bombs."
"My only concern was for the guys who worked under me," the 25-year-old Runnemede, N.J., native stated.

His concern became reality when the lead vehicle on the mission, a Husky mine-detecting vehicle, activated an improvised explosive device. Rocket-propelled grenades immediately started hitting the damaged vehicle and it became clear the convoy was in the middle of an ambush.

"Across [a nearby river] we could see RPGs and small-arms fire coming at us," Dockery said. "But when I looked over to the right, I could see that RPGs were hitting our side of the vehicle."

Dockery determined that another enemy fire team was hidden much closer, and that a quick decision had to be made.

"I realized the enemy was actually 20 meters from our position," he said. "If we didn't assault the hill they were attacking from, they would have taken us out. They couldn't miss with their weapons they were so close."

Dockery said his first move was to investigate the lead vehicle's driver, Pfc. Amador Magana, who could have been seriously injured or killed by the IED blast.

"I could see RPGs and rounds impacting all over the vehicle, and the front windshield was about to cave in from all the (AK-47) bullets," Dockery said.

Sneaking around from the other side and climbing up the back tire, he knocked on the window and saw that Magana was barely conscious, but not wounded. Magana managed to give a thumbs-up, he said, and soon stood up, manned his M-249 machine gun and returned fire on the enemy.

Dockery said he then made his decision to storm the hill.

The sergeant began making his way up the hill with one of his Soldiers, Spc. Corey Taylor, as their team members provided support from the convoy.

During the charge Dockery was injured, but he kept going, through hand grenade exchanges and incoming RPGs.

"The shrapnel didn't really hurt initially. We also had to dig shrapnel out of Taylor's leg later," he said.

The pair low-crawled the rest of the way up, watching bullets kick up rocks and dirt all around them, then pushed the enemy back from their position and found the IED command detonator and wire.

Indirect fire, air strikes and other close air support was called in later to deal with about 30 fleeing fighters, but Dockery's assault kept everyone else from the patrol alive.

"Hopefully anybody would have done the same thing I did that day," Dockery said, downplaying his role in the event.

Cromie, who was awarded a Silver Star July 12, 2008 for his own actions in Afghanistan that day, sees it differently. He said Dockey was nothing less than a hero.

Before the mission, Cromie had put Dockery in charge of his own squad and made him a patrol leader for the eight months the unit performed route clearance operations.

"I had an insurmountable amount of trust in him," Cromie said. "He was the most combat proven NCO in the platoon."

A brand new officer at the time, Cromie said having such a competent NCO was amazing, and that he will measure every one he works with up to Dockery.

"He's the best at what he does," the captain said.

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (5)


March 23, 2009

Venezuela's Chavez Calls Obama "ignoramus"






Venezuela's Chavez calls Obama "ignoramus"


CARACAS

Reuters

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama was at best an "ignoramus" for saying the socialist leader exported terrorism and obstructed progress in Latin America.

"He goes and accuses me of exporting terrorism: the least I can say is that he's a poor ignoramus; he should read and study a little to understand reality," said Chavez, who heads a group of left-wing Latin American leaders opposed to the U.S. influence in the region.



Wild Thing's comment......

Good grief! Obama snubs and treats our allies badly in hopes of making buddies with all the dictator loons of the world and they are telling him to shove it. Obama has been weighed, measure and found wanting by the bottom of the global barrel.

Putin, Taliban, Khamenei, and Chavez have all told off Obama. LOL

They can see what his own sheep can't. Hey Chavez, as the saying goes, it takes one to know one. haha


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (9)


Obama Waves White Flag and Says He Needs A Way Out Of Afghanistan



Obama Says a Way Out of Afghanistan Is Needed

New York Times

By HELENE COOPER

Published: March 22, 2009

The United States must look for a way out of the war in Afghanistan, President Obama said, in a signal that the military build-up in Afghanistan will not be open-ended and will lead to the eventual withdrawal of American and NATO troops from the country.

“There’s got to be an exit strategy,” Mr. Obama said in a wide-ranging interview shown Sunday on “60 Minutes” on CBS. “There’s got to be a sense that this is not perpetual drift.”

European officials have been outspoken about their plans to leave Afghanistan in the next three to four years. Mr. Obama’s remarks, which were recorded on Friday, indicated that the administration, which has more troops and resources in Afghanistan than European countries do, is also working toward a long-term strategy.

Last month, he announced that he would send 17,000 more American troops to Afghanistan this spring and summer, adding to the 36,000 already there.

In the interview, Mr. Obama also signaled that the United States was redefining its mission in Afghanistan, away from the Bush administration’s broader strategy of promoting democracy, civil society and governance in Afghanistan and toward getting the country to a point where it is not used to start attacks on the United States.




US Afghan plan must have 'exit strategy': Obama

AFP

7 hours ago

WASHINGTON

US President Barack Obama said the United States must have an "exit strategy" in Afghanistan even as it expands its military, diplomatic and economic fight against a Taliban insurgency.

"What we're looking for is a comprehensive strategy," Obama said in an interview aired Sunday on CBS television's 60 Minutes show.
"There's got to be an exit strategy," he said. "There's got to be a sense that this is not a perpetual drift."

Obama's comments come as he prepares to roll out a new strategy for Afghanistan, against a backdrop of rising insurgent violence that has questioned the viability of a seven-year-old US-led effort to create a functioning democracy.

Obama said a decision last month to send 17,000 more US troops to Afghanistan -- largely to head off a spike in violence before elections in August -- was the most difficult he has had to make since taking office.

"You know I think it is the right thing to do. But it's a weighty decision because we actually had to make the decision prior to the completion of (the) strategic review that we were conducting," he said.

US commanders have said as many as 30,000 additional troops are needed to overcome a stalemate in parts of Afghanistan. But some analysts caution against a gradual Vietnam-like escalation in a country historically hostile to outsiders.

In the CBS interview Obama narrowly defined the US mission in Afghanistan as: "Making sure Al-Qaeda cannot attack the US homeland and US interests and our allies. That's the number one priority."

"In service of that priority there may be a whole host of things that we need to do," he said. "We may need to build up economic capacity in Afghanistan. We may need to improve our diplomatic efforts in Pakistan.
"We may need to bring a more regional diplomatic approach to bear. We may need to coordinate more effectively with our allies. But we can't lose sight of what our central mission is," he said.

The outlines of the strategy have gradually emerged in public statements and media reports as Obama prepares to take his blueprint to a NATO summit in April, when he is expected to appeal to European allies for more help.

Citing Iraq as a possible model, Obama has said he supports pursuing talks with elements of the Afghan insurgency, in hopes of isolating the hardline leadership allied with Al-Qaeda.

Skeptics warn a bid to lure away insurgents will only succeed if US and Afghan forces first gain the upper hand against the Taliban.

And at the moment, the US commander in Afghanistan, General David McKiernan, describes the war as a "stalemate."

Even if all goes to plan inside Afghanistan, top officials say the key to the conflict lies across the border in Pakistan.

The Taliban and associated Islamists -- including Al-Qaeda -- all operate from havens in Pakistan's northwest tribal areas and in the Swat Valley, despite repeated appeals to Islamabad from Washington.

Obama has assigned special envoy Richard Holbrooke the daunting task of trying to persuade Pakistan to do more to crack down on the militants and to tighten control of its porous border.



Obama wants comprehensive strategy in Afghanistan

AP

By MICHELE SALCEDO – 10 hours ago

A comprehensive strategy in Afghanistan - including an exit plan - is key to America's "No. 1 mission" of preventing an attack on the U.S., its interests or its allies, President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday… "What we can't do is think that just a military approach in Afghanistan is going to be able to solve our problems," the president said on CBS' "60 Minutes." "So what we're looking for is a comprehensive strategy. And there's got to be an exit strategy. There's got to be a sense that this is not perpetual drift."…


From Adm. Mike Mullen:

"Adm. Mike Mullen, the nation’s top military officer, said that while he’s “not convinced” that the U.S.-led NATO force is winning the war in Afghanistan, success there is possible."

Mullen said the military’s recommendation that Bush continue to draw down troop strength in Iraq while boosting personnel in Afghanistan is not a compromise, but rather a calculated risk that recognizes “extraordinary success” in Iraq, the growing recognition of the military needs in Afghanistan and the U.S. ability to respond to other world crises.

“We did not compromise one war for the other,” Mullen said.

But he acknowledged that the challenges of the war in Afghanistan — an aggressive and “ever-more-sophisticated” insurgency, a poor economy, a “still-healthy narcotics trade” and political instability in neighboring Pakistan, where terrorist groups enjoy a safe haven in its Federally Administered Tribal Areas — represent significant obstacles.

“I am not convinced we’re winning in Afghanistan,” Mullen said. “I am convinced we can.”


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

Does Al Qaeda have a cell at the Whitehouse?

This is getting confusing to me. First he said no to more troops, then he decided to send the 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Then he said maybe not, but some of them have gone already. Now he says we need to pull out and he can't figure out how to do it.

Great negotiating strategy! Announce all this to the entire world. He might as well say it this way..."OMG, we're losing...let's surrender"

The resurgence in Afghanistan was caused by the escapees from Iraq who lost there. But since it's too late to declare defeat in Iraq, now he's going to declare defeat in Afghanistan??????

Mullen said it was winnable now we hear Obama does not want to.

So Obama finds out there are NO moderate Taliban and he wants to run away????? Obama wants us to lose. It’s that simple. He want our country to lose, he could care less about the lives that have given their all for the progress that has been made and the battles won in this war. Hell he does not even respect the life of an innocent survivor of an abortion he wants to kill them too, and he is making it very clear he has no concern about our troops being killed with this kind of dialogue he is doing.

I’ve always been proud of our country, and always of our military!!!!

But I’m deeply ashamed of this administration. They are destroying so much liberty, wealth and good will in this world that it defies comprehension.

Barack Hussein Obama doesn't even deserve to stand in the room with anyone who wears, or has worn, a uniform of the US Military, period!!

We are winning everywhere we are allowed to win!! And Obama YOU CAN BURN IN HELL!

This POS Obama, I will bet you the whole thing is not only about his being the biggest coward, limp wristed jerk that walked the earth, it is also about Obama wanting to bail out of Afghanistan and then use that money (and more) for his socialistic welfare programs. Take every thing he can from: supporting our military with equipment and funding , from the rich, not so rich, middle class, big business, middle sized business, small business; and give it to his comrades.

Prayers up for our brave men and women who are dealing with enemies foreign and domestic. Thanks for nothing you freak Obama, nothing helps American troops under fire more then their supposed leader telling the world that they are losing the battle.
The American men and women that will die because of your stupidity... do not salute you...I can well imagine what statements like this are doing to the morale of our troops in Afghanistan.

All Hussein has to do now is put a Rag on his head.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (10)


Kroft to Obama: Are you punch-drunk?



Kroft to Obama: Are you punch-drunk?

Politico

Obama said he believes the global financial system remains at risk of implosion with the failure of Citigroup or AIG, which could touch off “an even more destructive recession and potentially depression.”

His remarks came in a“60 Minutes” interview in which he was pressed by Steve Kroft for laughing and chuckling several times while discussing the perilous state of the world’s economy.

“You're sitting here. And you're— you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say, ‘I mean, he's sitting there just making jokes about money—’ How do you deal with— I mean: explain. . .” Kroft asked at one point.
“Are you punch-drunk?” Kroft said.
“No, no. There's gotta be a little gallows humor to get you through the day,” Obama said, with a laugh.

He got in a few whacks of his own at Wall Street executives who contributed to the meltdown—referring to them ironically at one point as “the best and the brightest”—while being ever-mindful that he still needs their help to dig out of the crisis.

His talk of depression could be viewed as alarmist—but it also seemed aimed at bracing Congress and the public for the unpopular prospect of spending even more taxpayer dollars to prop up Wall Street. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is set to roll out a plan Monday aimed at restoring the flow of credit that would back up private investments with government funds.

Even his awkward laughter highlighted an issue Obama has faced dating back to the campaign, a sense that he sometimes is too “cool” and detached to fully grasp the public anxiety over mounting job losses and economic worries.




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

He wants the U.S. to go down, so he can rebuild it his way. He’s a commie with a sick sense of humor.

From his off-handed treatment of the British Prime Minister, to his tasteless jokes on Leno, to his empty cackling with Kroft, it's clear that the man has no sense of dignity nor respect for the office he holds. He can't even pretend to have it.

Steve Kroft is not a smart assed type and that was a pretty rough thing to say to the President. The shine is wearing off Obama fast. This is an INCREDIBLE question & statement from a member of the MSM to ask a President.

I noticed the poor grammar when he said... Geithner has on his plate “a” unprecedented, instead of “an”. No wonder he won’t unseal his college records.

The Secret Service men must be sooooo disgusted with him.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (11)


Great Song for The Tea Parties,"It Ain't Your Money to Spend"


Jazz singer, Kathleen Stewart, has recorded a little ditty that should become the theme song for the Tea Parties.




This is the New York City Tea Party Protest and the singer is Kathleen Stewart.

"It Ain't Your Money to Spend" ©2009 Words by Steve Jones, Music by Kathleen Stewart


Kathleen Stewart


Kathleen also has a website.


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

I had never heard of her before, but she is good and I love this song.


......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (4)


Iran Tells Obama To Go Pound Sand





Iran sets terms for U.S. ties

Reuters

TEHRAN

Iran has responded to U.S. President Barack Obama's offer of better relations by demanding policy changes from Washington, but the Islamic state is not closing the door to a possible thaw in ties with its old foe.

Iran wants the United States to show concrete change in its behavior toward it, for example by handing back frozen assets, but Tehran is not pursuing "eternal hostility," said Professor Mohammad Marandi at Tehran University.

"I think they (the Iranian leadership) are quite willing to have better relations if the Americans are serious," said Marandi, who heads North American studies at the university.
A day after Obama held out the prospect of a "new beginning" of diplomatic engagement, Iran's top authority spoke at length on Saturday about its grievances against the United States and said he saw no real policy shift yet by the new administration.
But Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all matters of state, also added in his speech at Iran's most prominent religious shrine in the northeastern city of Mashhad: "You change, our behavior will change."
Marandi said Khamenei did not dismiss Obama's overture but was "effectively saying that this is simply not enough, that the United States must take concrete steps toward decreasing tension with Iran."

Iran and the United States have not had diplomatic ties for three decades and are now embroiled in a dispute over Tehran's nuclear program, which the West suspects is aimed at making bombs. Iran denies the charge.

Saeed Laylaz, editor of business daily Sarmayeh and an outspoken political commentator, said Khamenei in his speech had sent a "counter-offer" to the United States following Obama's video message on Friday to mark the Iranian New Year. "I think he opened the doors to the United States," Laylaz said.

FROZEN ASSETS

After taking office in January, Obama talked of extending a hand of peace to Tehran if it "unclenches its fist," in contrast to his predecessor George W. Bush, who branded Iran part of an "axis of evil" and spearheaded a drive to isolate it.

In his warmest offer yet of a fresh start in relations, Obama said in Friday's video message: "The United States wants the Islamic Republic of Iran to take its rightful place in the community of nations."
But Khamenei made clear more than a change in U.S. rhetoric was needed, saying the United States was "hated in the world" and should stop interfering in other countries.
He also spoke of "oppressive sanctions" imposed on the Islamic Republic, Iranian assets frozen in the United States and Washington's backing of Israel, which Tehran does not recognize.
"Khamenei suggested a very clear way for Obama's administration, how they can start real action about Iran," Laylaz said.



Iran Dismisses U.S. Outreach as a 'Slogan'

FOX news

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a sermon during his visit to Mashhad, 741km (463 miles) east of Tehran, March 21, 2009. Iran has responded to U.S. President Barack Obama's offer of better relations by demanding policy changes from Washington,

President Obama intends to press ahead with efforts to open a dialogue with Iran despite an apparent setback yesterday when Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country’s supreme religious leader, dismissed U.S. overtures as a “slogan” offering no real change.
Obama and his aides had already been considering a direct approach to Khamenei as a possible follow-up to the president's unprecedented video address to the Iranian people, released on Friday.
Khamenei’s initial response was not encouraging, but U.S. officials and European diplomats noted that the Iranian leader did not rule out a future breakthrough. A familiar chant of “Death to America” echoed around a religious shrine in the northeastern city of Mashhad as Khamenei complained that Obama had “insulted the Islamic republic of Iran from the first day."
In the video — subtitled in Farsi — Obama pledged to pursue “constructive ties." The president noted that the process would “not be advanced by threats," and referred to Iran as an “Islamic republic," signalling his readiness to deal with the current religious leadership.



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

So even the Iranians know it’s TOTUS!!! What’s next, Obama sending Iran 20 classic American movie DVD’s?

Taliban slapped him down recently as well.




Please see this as well:

Air Cavalry crews see higher-tech attacks, weapons from Iran

Multi-National Force webstie

BAGHDAD — Air cavalry helicopter pilots have had to change their tactics to adapt to newer and higher-tech surface-to-air missile systems that officials believe are coming in from Iran, a senior official in Iraq said Friday. Crews from 1st Air Cavalry Brigade out of Camp Taji have flown support for operations in and around Baghdad for more than a year. Since their arrival, there has been an increase in the sophistication of attacks and types of weapons, Army Col. Daniel J. Shanahan said in a conference call with military analysts.
“In the last several months, we have had an increased threat from systems that we had not seen in the first part of the year,” Shanahan said. Some of them originated in “places like Iran,” he said, causing considerable change in tactics, techniques and procedures.
“It’s a real concern, and it’s something that we’re dealing with,” he said. “Right now we’ve got the best systems in the world, and we’ve got technology behind us.”
Shanahan said additional sensors and diffusers, which decrease an aircraft’s infrared signature, have been added, and crews’ flying tactics have changed.
Shanahan’s crews have logged 80,000 hours of flight time in the past 13 months, he said. The helicopters spend about 10 hours in the air for every one on the ground, Shanahan estimated. But even though the enemy’s weapons systems are more advanced than before, overall attacks on aircraft are down in the area, he said.
Crews are fired upon about 200 times monthly, he said. Attacks are from weapons types ranging from small arms to rockets known in military parlance as “man-portable air-defense systems,” or MANPADs, which are shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles that typically use infrared guidance.
MANPADs make up only about 5 percent of the attacks, “but if you ask the pilots, they would say that MANPADS is the biggest threat,” Shanahan said.
It takes about 3,000 troops to fly, fuel, arm and maintain the H-64 Apache, UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters operating around the clock at the base. The aircraft are used for attack reconnaissance, air assault, air transport and medical evacuation missions.
In addition, crews partner with Iraqi Air Force units for training and some missions. The Iraqi Air Force has progressed sufficiently that it routinely provides reconnaissance missions, patrolling pipelines, power lines and other infrastructure. It also provides in-country transportation for Iraqi government officials.
Iraqi Air Force pilots fly three types of helicopters: Mi-17s and Bell JetRangers in training programs and UH-1 Hueys mounted with defensive systems, which are workhorses for reconnaissance and transport, Shanahan said. This frees his crews from these types of missions and is a critical step toward the Iraqi government assuming its own security mission, he said.



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Obama Insults French President Sarkozy


Obama Merci Beaucoup

Paris -US President Barack Obama has indirectly praised former French president Jacques Chirac's fierce opposition to the US-led invasion of Iraq, the online edition of the daily Le Figaro reported on Thursday.

Here is a translation of the letter in Le Figaro:

Vendredi 20 mars 2009 OBAMA PREFERS CHIRAC !

Barack Obama does not seem to know that in May 2007, French voters elected Nicolas Sarkozy to the French presidency, to succeed Jacques Chirac who had been president for twelve years.

Yesterday, we told you Sarkozy is irritated because Mister O. refuses to tell him if he will accept to meet him personally in the next few months.

Strangely, we have just learnt this surprising piece of news :

Barack Obama wrote a letter to Jacques Chirac to tell him about his desire to "work with him" for the next four years ! In a letter described by Chirac as "very nice," Obama wrote, "I am certain that we will be able to work together, in the coming four years, in a spirit of peace and friendship to build a safer world." The use of the word "peace" was taken to be an indirect reference to Chirac's stance against the US intervention in Iraq, which Obama had also opposed.

This revelation was made by the online edition of the daily Le Figaro on Thursday.

Vendredi 20 mars 2009 OBAMA PREFERS CHIRAC !

So, if I understand well, Mister O., who has already despised Gordon Brown, behaving with him as if he did not know he is Prime Minister of Britain, does not even know the name of the French president.

I wonder if someone had told him, when he came to France last summer, that the man he met was NOT Jacques Chirac !

In any case, for Sarko, the blow must be terrible : he has tried to persuade Obama to invite him in Washington for months, and now he learns that his predecessor might soon be Obama's guest at the White House before him !




Obama cools Sarkozy's American dream

Times Online.com


March 8. Sarkozy has apparently persuaded Obama to meet him for a quick session at a Normandy beach between the London and Strasbourg summits, on April 3 -- according to le Figaro.

Sarkozy had pulled out the diplomatic stops to woo the Obama team before and after his November victory. As Europe's new strongman, as he saw it, Sarko was hoping to make France the new "go to" country for Washington in its relations with the EU.

The President asked Obama to drop in for at least a photo-opp at the Elysée around the Nato summit in the French city of Strasbourg on April 3. That was refused too. Sarkozy now says that he will "receive" the US leader on the sideliness of the Strasbourg session. Yesterday he had a few minutes with Hilary Clinton at the Gaza aid meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. A few weeks ago, he was saying that meeting the Secretary of State was the job of his Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, not the President of France.


Wild Thing's comment......

Bwahahaha!

The idiot has even met President Sarkozy last year on his Campaign tour .

Obama has now antagonized the three allies America has in England, France and the Israeli . These actions are deliberate by Obama to break the western alliance.

Sarkozy’s response should be: I look forward to working with you George! hahaha His teleprompter is having a hard time controlling him.

The way Obama keeps doing this kind of thing, he could easily put our country in some kind of an international incident or soemthing.


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March 22, 2009

Obama Zombies to Your Front Door for Organizing For America


Coast-to-Coast Coverage For OFA's Pledge Project Canvass [March 21]


Organizing For America website


Taken from Obam's website PDF file

PLEDGE PROJECT CANVASS SCRIPT

Hi. My name is _____________, and I’m a volunteer with Organizing for America here in
________________(City or Town). How are you today?

(Wait for response and engage with potential supporter in a conversational manner.)

Great! Have you heard about Organizing for America and what we are doing in our community?

(Wait for response and engage with potential supporter in a conversational manner.)

Organizing for America is the continuation of the grassroots movement President Obama
inspired during last year's presidential campaign. In the greatest economic crisis our country in
generations, President Obama needs your help to get America back on track.

Today I'm here to spread the word and build support in our community for the President's plan to
create jobs and renew and strengthen our economy. President Obama knows that in order for our
economy to rebuild we must tackle three critical components at the heart of our country's future:
energy, health care, and education. Especially now, in the midst of these tough times, we cannot
afford to wait any longer for the change we need, and the change that we voted for in November.

President Obama needs your help now. I'm asking you to join President Obama and pledge your
support for his proposed budget priorities supporting the American people by making us
energy independent, making health care more affordable by reducing costs, and by improving
education in America.

We will deliver these pledges from individuals in your community to the President and your
members of Congress in order to show the overwhelming support for President Obama's plan
and the urgent need to move this country forward.

Now is the time for leadership that will put our country back on the path to prosperity. Our
country's success depends on folks like you showing your support by joining the President in
strengthening our economy and our country.

WILL YOU SIGN THE PLEDGE?

IF YES TO PLEDGE: Great! Sign here. [Give voter the pledge/petition form and review pledge
to make sure all information is included and/or legible.]

Please call your Congressman and tell him/her you support President Obama’s plans for reform
by calling the number on this flyer. [Give the flyer for your specific Congressional District].

Now, if the President is going to be successful going forward, we need people like you to stay
active in our community. Are you interested in become active in Organizing for America?

IF YES: Fantastic! [Make sure to check off volunteer box on pledge form.] Someone will
be in touch with you soon about our upcoming events. Do you have any other questions?

ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA PLEDGE PROJECT

IF NO: Okay. Do you have any other questions?
IF YES: Go to QUESTIONS/ISSUES.
IF NO: Thanks so much for your time. To get your friends, family, and neighbors to
join this call for change, or to learn more about the President’s blueprint for
change, you can visit our website at http://my.barackobama.com/pledgeproject.
Have a great day!
IF NO OR MAYBE TO PLEDGE: Are you interested in learning more about the President’s plans
to reform energy, health care, and education in this country?
IF YES: Go to QUESTIONS/ISSUES.
IF NO: Thank you for your time. We hope you’ll still support the President’s efforts to
bring these much needed reforms to our country. You can learn more at
http://my.barackobama.com/pledgeproject. Have a great day!


QUESTIONS/ISSUES:
If you are asked questions about President Obama’s economic plan or for more information,
please refer to the talking points below:


ENERGY:
The energy challenges our country faces are severe and have gone unaddressed for far
too long.
Our addiction to foreign oil doesn't just undermine our national security and wreak havoc
on our environment — it cripples our economy and strains the budgets of working
families all across America.
Creating a new energy economy isn’t just a challenge to meet, it’s also an opportunity to
create new businesses, new industries, and millions of new jobs – jobs that pay well and
cannot be outsourced.
The President will make historic investments that will double the nation’s supply of
renewable energy in the next three years; spur new discoveries in energy, medicine,
science and technology through the largest infusion of basic research funding in American
history; and put Americans back to work modernizing buildings and weatherizing homes.


HEALTH CARE:The skyrocketing cost of health care — costs that are straining family budgets, crippling
businesses and consuming government budgets – is one of the greatest threats to
America’s fiscal health.
In the last eight years, health care premiums have grown four times faster than wages,
and an additional nine million Americans have become uninsured. The cost of health
care now causes a bankruptcy in America every thirty seconds.
Even for people with health care, all it takes is one stroke of bad luck to become one of
the nearly 46 million uninsured — or the millions who have health care, but can’t afford it.
Health care reform is no longer just a moral imperative, it is a fiscal imperative. If we
want to create jobs and rebuild our economy, then we must address the crushing cost of
health care this year.

EDUCATION:
Our education policies will help determine whether our children have the chance to
fulfill their potential and whether our workers have the chance to build a better life for
their families.
Education has always been the foundation for achieving the American dream, providing
opportunity to millions of American families, newcomers, and immigrants.
Our nation’s economic competitiveness depends on providing every child with an
education that will enable them to compete in a global economy that is predicated on
knowledge and innovation.
We cannot let other countries outperform us in education if America is to remain a
global economic leader in the 21st Century

HOW DOES THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET PLAN CREATE JOBS AND IMPROVE THE ECONOMY?
The first order of business for President Obama is to get our economy moving again, create jobs
and lay the foundation for growth in the short and long term. The President is committed to
bringing the type of change we need to the economy and to our national priorities that gets us
out of the boom and bust economic cycles we have seen over the last two decades and instead
provides for steady long term growth that we can count on. The future of our economy and job
creation is tied to our ability to improve education, make health care more affordable and invest
in renewable energy to reduce our dependence on foreign sources of oil - all priorities of the
President's budget plan.

WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT THESE AIG BONUSES?
It is AIG’s own recklessness and greed that put the company in trouble in the first place and the
President shares the outrage of the country and the taxpayers over these bonuses. The President
has directed the Treasury Department to use the taxpayer's investment in AIG as leverage and
pursue every legal avenue available to block these bonuses. The President is doing everything
possible to get to the bottom of this and protect American taxpayers from this outrage.

HOW DOES THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN ADDRESS THE GROWING BUDGET DEFICIT?
The President believes that after we emerge from the current economic crisis which is gripping
the country, that we must get our fiscal house in order. His budget plan cuts wasteful spending,
eliminates unnecessary programs and allows tax breaks for the wealthiest of Americans and
corporations to expire in 2011. By making the needed investments to get our economy moving
again, and by making the hard choices in these other areas, President Obama's plan will cut the
current projected budget deficit in half by the end of his first term in office.



Brooklyn canvassers


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

So they ask you to SIGN a document pledging your support.
What if you later decide you don’t support our leader? Will the local organizer come back to your house to re-educate you?
This is how it starts and I think it is scary stuff. What I’m wondering is what happens if you refuse to sign? Do they take down your name & address and report back to the high command?

I saw a report on Fox News this morning showing the Obamazombies going door-to-door in D.C.

This is what it feels like even thinking about this happening. heh heh




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Biden Jokes About Obama Birth Certificate at Gridiron Dinner



Vice President Biden at Gridiron, on Easter and the President (whispering): 'He thinks it’s about him'

Politico

by Mike Allen

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN KILLS AT GRIDIRON:

“Axelrod really wanted me to do this on teleprompter -- but I told him I’m much better when I wing it. … I know these evenings run long, so I’m going to be brief. Talk about the audacity of hope. …

President Obama does send his greetings, though. He can’t be here tonight -- because he’s busy getting ready for Easter. (Whisper) He thinks it’s about him. …

“I know that no president has missed his first Gridiron since Grover Cleveland. Of course, President Cleveland really did have better things to do on a Saturday night. When he was in the White House -- he was married to a 21 year old woman. … I understand these are dark days for the newspaper business, but I hate it when people say that newspapers are obsolete. That’s totally untrue. I know from firsthand experience. I recently got a puppy, and you can’t housebreak a puppy on the Internet.
“Now let’s see: we have a Republican speaker who was born in Austria, and tonight’s Democratic speaker was born in Canada. Folks, this is Lou Dobbs’ worst nightmare. … We are now two months into the Obama-Biden administration and the President and I have become extremely close. To give you an idea of how close we are, he told me that next year -- maybe, just maybe -- he’s going to give me his blackberry email address. …
But the Obama Administration really is a good team. I am the experienced veteran. Rahm can be an enforcer. And Tim Geithner is always there when you need to borrow money. And no questions asked.

“You know, I never realized just how much power Dick Cheney had until my first day on the job. I walked into my office, and you know how the outgoing president always leaves the incoming president a note in his desk? I opened my drawer and Dick Cheney had left me Barack Obama’s birth certificate. …

I now realize that we have to be extra careful when we annunciate new policy ideas to make sure they don’t look like they’re personally motivated. For example, the other day there were a whole bunch of stories about the President’s hair going gray; the next day there’s a story about a Vice President who’s trying to grow new hair, and then the day after that, the two of us come out in favor of stem cell research. That looked bad.
“I’d like to address some of the things I said: Like when I said that ‘JOBS’ is a three-letter word. I did say that. But I didn’t mean it literally. It’s like how, right now, most people think AIG is a four-letter word. … Or when I announced our stimulus package website, I was asked how you get to it: All I said was I didn’t know the website number. What I really meant to say was, ‘Ted Stevens didn’t tell me what tube the website is in.’”


Another one being reported by Newsmax

newsmax

Biden Pokes Fun at His Boss During Gridiron

Obama, the first president in decades not to attend the Gridiron Club dinner during his first year in office, couldn't make it because he's busy preparing for Easter, Biden said. "He thinks it's about him," Biden said of the holiday.
Biden said Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, in attendance for much of the event, is "always there when you need money, no questions asked."
The humor also addressed Democrats' challenges in governing during tough times. In a sendup of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., someone impersonating the top Democrat in the House sang "Imperial Girl" to the tune of Madonna's "Material Girl."


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

Obama is entirely too thin-skinned to joke about himself, which is what the Gridiron dinner is all about .. his one attempt at laughing at himself on the Leno show backfired. Obama's ego won’t allow for him to sit there and be mocked, even if it is by friends.

Pretty funny, Joe. You’re working for a Kenyan-born, illegal alien without a Selective Service number. Pretty funny, huh?

Here is an UPDATE regarding the Birth Ceetificate:

Taitz to FBI: Investigate 'tampering' at Supremes

wnd

Orly Taitz, a California attorney battling on a number of fronts to obtain documentation of Barack Obama's eligibility to be president is asking the FBI and U.S. Secret Service to investigate suspected "tampering" at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Orly Taitz, who is pursuing nearly half a dozen causes through her Defend Our Freedoms Foundation, says the issue of Obama's eligibility to meet the Constitution's demand for a "natural born" president has been before the Supreme Court at least four times.
But she wonders whether the justices actually were given the pleadings to review.
"I believe … that there was tampering with documents and records by employees of the Supreme Court and the justices never saw those briefs," she alleges in a letter to the FBI's Robert Mueller, the Secret Service's Mark Sullivan and Attorney General Eric Holder.
"Three hundred five million American citizens … need to know whether a foreign national is usurping the position of the president and the commander in chief," she wrote.
Taitz raises questions about "forgery of court records, tampering with court records, cyber crime, erasing of court records from the docket, fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud and other related crimes."
Specifically, she points to the handling of her own case, Lightfoot v. Bowen, which was submitted to the Supreme Court on an emergency basis. Although it was scheduled for a conference, no hearing ever was held
.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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M16 Taking the Fight To The Enemy




IRAQ

American troops are slowly helping Iraqi forces convert from Russian designed AK-47s to American M-16 and M-4 assault rifles. The process involves taking one Iraqi brigade at a time and putting the troops through a 21 day course on how to use the M-16. The training involves a lot of time spent on marksmanship, as well as the need for keeping the M-16/M-4 clean. Neither marksmanship or weapon maintenance have ever been major priorities in the Iraqi army.

So far, only the more elite commando and SWAT units have received the American rifles, in addition to a few infantry brigades. Marksmanship and cleaning issues aside, Iraqis like the M-4 because it is two pounds lighter than the AK-47. This is a big deal for Iraqis, who tend to be smaller than U.S. troops.

Many Iraqi troops are not keen on getting the M-16. They know it is more accurate, and that they are getting more target practice to improve their shooting skills. But the M-16 requires more maintenance. You have to clean it a lot. The less accurate AK-47 was much more tolerant when it came to sand and dust.
However, Iraqi NCOs and junior officers tend to prefer the M-16 for its lighter weight, and lighter ammo. The M-16 ammo weighs more than a third less than AK-47 rounds. That extra accuracy and ammo can be a lifesaver in combat.


AFGHANISTAN


John Schmidt, 38, instructs Afghan national army soldiers at Kabul Military Training Center on the functions of their new M-16s March 2. The soldiers, as part of Kandak 102, are the first to receive the rifles during training here; they're in their seventh week. Schmidt, from Lawton, Okla., is with the Camp Alamo Mentor Group's Basic Warrior Training branch.



U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Derek Renaud, 34, of Angola, New York, offers some tips to an Afghan national army soldier trying to zero in his weapon at Kabul Military Training Center, March 17. Renaud, officer in charge of the range during qualification and zeroing of M16s, mentors ANA recruits as they learn to use their new M16s. He's a member of the Camp Alamo Mentor Group's Basic Warrior Training branch.


U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Derek Renaud, 34, of Angola, New York, looks on as an Afghan national army soldier tries zeroing his weapon at Kabul Military Training Center, March 17. Renaud, officer in charge of the range during qualification and zeroing of M16s, mentors ANA recruits as they learn to use their new M16s. He's a member of the Camp Alamo Mentor Group's Basic Warrior Training branch.




Afghan National Army Kandak Receives First M-16s for Field Training

CAMP ALAMO, Afghanistan

Afghan national army recruit Mirza Budin, 24, sat with dozens of his fellow Kandak soldiers on the parade field, March 2, putting his new M-16 through functional checks.

Budin, a member of Kandak 102 here at the Kabul Military Training Center, is among the first to get the new rifles in hand during training. For their Kandak it was week seven and coalition mentors were busy explaining the nuances of the new weapon to them.

“I’m not sure yet, but I think it’ll be good,” said the clean-shaven soldier when asked what he thought about the addition. “Based on what I’ve been told, it’s a very good rifle, but I haven’t had an opportunity to shoot it yet. I’m looking forward to using it.”

As are the rest of the Kandak if the cheers let out during the training is any indication; but first things first – as training in the use and maintenance of the M16 is the most important aspect, according to instructors.

“Compared to the M-16, AK-47s require little maintenance,” said Lt. Col. Sean Nikkila, KMTC Mentor Group Operations officer. “They do not need to be cleaned as often, and are easy to handle. M-16s require regular cleaning, which is a new concept to many of the ANA soldiers who are familiar with the AK-47.”

The 38-year-old officer from Tigard, Ore., said while the AK-47 is easier to maintain, they’re not very accurate.

“Only a very experienced marksman will be effective past 150 meters with the AK47,” said Nikkila. “M-16s are very accurate for a moderately trained marksman to distances up to 350 meters or greater. This makes the M-16 a very valuable weapon in terrain with large distances where ANA soldiers may be able to engage anti-coalition forces beyond the range of an AK-47 used by the enemy. M-16s also use the standard 5.56mm NATO round. This allows the ANA to utilize ammunition provided by coalition countries that is of high quality and compatible with other NATO weapons.

These advantages aren’t lost on the ANA soldiers now roaming the training center ranges.

“Soldiers are impressed with the M-16,” said Nikkila. “The rifles are in very good condition when compared to the AK-47s they had. Since the M-16 has been in the U.S. inventory for over 40 years, we have high quality training materials that have been well tested over the years.”
ANA instructor Master Sgt. Zabi Ullah said the major “challenge will be in getting accustomed to the weapon. They’ll need to get comfortable with it, but so far the response has been good from those receiving the rifle. I hope they remain positive.”
Zabi, a five-year veteran of the ANA, said Kandak 102 will soon get to use their new weapons in a comprehensive field training exercise. “To complete their training, the soldiers will take part in an exercise testing their ability to implement squad movements, ambush tactics and firing at night.”

To ensure the soldiers are ready for the test, Basic Warrior Training mentors include eight days of M-16 specific training in their schedule.

“The biggest difference will be in the zeroing and qualification,” said Lt. Col. Bradley Perrier, BWT Senior Mentor. “With the M-16, the soldiers are required to zero their weapon, and then qualify it. Each soldier has a different target and will know if they truly qualify. With the AK-47, the soldiers shot at the same targets previous soldiers fired on and really had no idea if they had effectively put a bullet in a silhouette. With the M-16 they know without a doubt.”

While Kandak 102 was the first to receive their M-16s, the swap out came in week seven. According to Perrier, Kandak 106 gets theirs in week two – right before Basic Rifle Marksmanship training begins.

“Up to this point the ANA soldiers have been extremely engaged,” said Perrier, from Whitehouse, Texas. “The soldiers were attentive and learned quickly.

Having already put their training to work on the range, soldiers from the 102nd Kandak still remain optimistic.

Following his turn on the range zeroing in his weapon Private Nazif Ullah, 20, from Baghlan province, said “We were familiar with the AK-47 … the resilience of it was good. We just received the M-16 now and don’t know how tough it is, but after firing it I’d have to say it’s better than the AK-47.” His partner agreed.
“In my opinion the M-16 is better than the AK-47 because I’ve fired both,” said Private Akhteyar Ahmad, 26, from Ningarhar province. “I found the M-16 better in marksmanship. I shot three rounds with the AK and didn’t hit the target at all. I shot three with the M-16 and hit the target twice.” It makes for a good feeling for everyone involved.
“They’re really excited about it,” said Sgt. 1st Class John Schmidt, a 38 year old from Lawton, Okla.., and BWT mentor. “They’re more excited about this than anything else we’ve been teaching them up to this point.”



Wild Thing's comment......

Any weapon our troops can use to get rid of the enemy is a winner. My prayer is that these people they are training use them against the bad guys as well. Not being negative, but I always worry about that.


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Obama LIES and Trashes Dick Cheney Tonight on Leftie "60 Minutes"



In this photo provided by CBS News, Steve Kroft of '60 Minutes' interviews Obama in Oval Office.


The president also addresses the U.S. financial crisis, healthcare, automaker bailouts, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the CBS segment, which is scheduled to air Sunday evening, tonight ( March 22nd)

Obama criticizes Cheney's approach to terrorism in '60 Minutes' interview

Los Angeles Times

Obama, rejecting former Vice President Dick Cheney's contention that Obama has put the nation at greater risk of terrorism, suggests in an interview airing tonight on "60 Minutes" that the previous administration's stance was an "advertisement for anti-American sentiment."
"How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney?" Obama asks. "It hasn't made us safer. What it has been is a great advertisement for anti-American sentiment."

The "60 Minutes" interview is Obama's longest since taking office, CBS says. The interview was edited down from a 90-minute session taped Friday evening.

The president also defends Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner against growing criticism of the government's handling of the financial crisis. If Geithner were to try to resign, Obama said, the president would tell him: "Sorry, buddy, you've still got the job."

Cheney, who has been outspoken in his criticism of the Obama administration, said on CNN's "State of the Union" last Sunday that Obama has increased the nation's risk of terrorist attacks by jettisoning key elements of the Bush administration's aggressive approach.


Since taking office, Obama has announced plans to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility; banned waterboarding; ordered the closure of secret interrogation sites; and ordered CIA interrogators to abide by rules in the Army Field Manual.

"Now he is making some choices that, in my mind, will, in fact, raise the risk to the American people of another attack, Cheney said of Obama.

Asked by CBS' Steve Kroft about releasing prisoners who have returned to terrorist groups, Obama replies: "There is no doubt that we have not done a particularly effective job in sorting through who are truly dangerous individuals . . . to make sure [they] are not a threat to us."

Yet, the president maintains, the Bush administration's policy on detainees at Guantanamo -- including long incarcerations without trial -- was "unsustainable."

In the interview, Obama also addresses the economy, the proposed 90% tax on bonuses for top officials working at bailed-out firms, healthcare, carmaker bailouts, Afghanistan and Pakistan, CBS says.

The president says that neither he nor Geithner has mentioned resignation from his Treasury post, according to CBS, and that criticism is natural, considering the circumstances of the economy.

"It's going to take a little bit more time than we would like to make sure that we get this plan just right," Obama says. "Of course, then we'd still be subject to criticism -- 'What's taken so long? You've been in office a whole 40 days and you haven't solved the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression.' "

Obama was asked about grumbling from Wall Street because the administration criticized bonuses for executives at financial institutions collecting government bailouts.

"They need to spend a little time outside of New York. Because . . . if you go to North Dakota, or you go to Iowa, or you go to Arkansas, where folks would be thrilled to be making $75,000 a year -- without a bonus -- then I think they'd get a sense of why people are frustrated."


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

"How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney?" Obama asks. "It hasn't made us safer.

Total outright LIE! We have not been attacked since 9-11 and what Bush and Cheney did with the Patriot Act etc. are some of the reasons why.

There have been many threats all these past years since 9-11, a person can see them listed at some of the Homeland Security sites. Each one ot the attempts have been stopped in their tracks. we were safer - thanks to Bush/Cheney. And when you became your people's president , now the terrorits are now wondering what the heck you mean by a "moderate" Taliban!

Cheney has accomplished exactly what he wanted: he has drawn out Obama and got him on the record, on a subject on which Obama is weak and his policy position is "cruising for a bruising" And one more thing, the 9-11 attacks were planned during the time the Clintons were in office, and Arafat was being coddled, and Bill was facilitating middle east peace. We have all been informed of his Obama where were you, those terorirst that day planned that attack way before Bush too office.

Hey Obama. Yeah, you, Barack: You're not fit to shine Dick Cheney's shoes. You're not fit to carry George Bush's baggage. What makes you think a hot-house affirmative action mutant Harvard-gimme-da-degree qualifies you to comment on anything more complicated than whether I want to supersize those fries?

I wonder if his teleprompter was there, or did he just have them rewind the tape during the interview so he could constantly correct his stupidity.



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Michelle Obama Plants "Kitchen Garden" At The White House



Obamas to Plant Vegetable Garden at White House

New York Times

Michelle Obama will begin digging up a patch of the South Lawn on Friday to plant a vegetable garden, the first at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden in World War II. There will be no beets — the president does not like them — but arugula will make the cut.

While the organic garden will provide food for the first family’s meals and formal dinners, its most important role, Mrs. Obama said, will be to educate children about healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables at a time when obesity and diabetes have become a national concern.

Twenty-three fifth graders from Bancroft Elementary School in Washington will help her dig up the soil for the 1,100-square-foot plot, in a spot visible to passers-by on E Street.


It has just been reported that the head gardener at The White House has been dismissed after 28 years of loyal service to many US presidents.

When interviewed the gardener protested his innocence and said,
"All I did was go into the Oval Office and ask, "Has anyone seen the spade and hoe?"




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Picture we can Caption


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


Michelle is digging in the dirt behind the White House. It’s a shell game. Distraction is their friend.

Caption ideas:

Noooooooooobody knoooooooows the trouble I’ve seeeeeeeen ! "

Tote dat barge, lift dat bail, git a little drunk and ya land in jail

I’ve never been proud to be, I mean use, a hoe before.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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Military Demands Details On Soldiers' Private Guns


Military demands details on soldiers' private guns

wnd

Fort Campbell command reversed under pressure

A military commander at Fort Campbell in Kentucky demanded his soldiers give him the registration numbers of any guns they own privately and then reveal where they are stored.

The order was stopped, according to base officials, when it was discovered the commander was not "acting within his authority."

The original order was issued on the letterhead of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment and said effective March 11, any soldier with a "privately owned weapon" was required to submit the information, along with any information about any concealed carry permit the soldier may have, and what state issued the permit.
Further, the rule warned, "If any soldier comes into possession of a Privately Owned Weapon following the effective date of this memorandum, he is required to inform the Chain of Command of the above information."

One soldier who objected to the demands circulated the memo, commenting that he lives off post.

"It just seems a little coincidental to me that within 90 days the most anti-firearm president in history is inaugurated, some of the nastiest anti-firearm laws are put on the table in Washington, and then the Army comes around wanting what amounts to a registration on all firearms, even if they are off post, and doesn't provide any reason or purpose as to why," the soldier said.

Base spokeswoman Cathy Gramling told WND the letter apparently was a mistake. She said the base requires anyone bringing a privately owned weapon onto the installation to register it.

"As a response to a number of negligent discharges of privately owned weapons, the command decided to explore how to implement a training program for soldiers with privately owned weapons. Their goal is to identify soldiers with firearms and provide additional safety training to them, much like our motorcycle and driver safety classes," she said.
"Our soldiers train and operate in combat with M-4 carbines and various other military weapons, but not all who purchase their own weapons are properly trained to handle them. Determining which soldiers possess weapons will allow the command to identify the soldiers who may require additional training on them," she said.
Gramling said the memo was "from a subordinate unit commander who, at the time, believed he was acting within his authority." She said requiring the information was halted when it was discovered the commander was not within his authority.

The process has been suspended pending a full review, she said.

"This is not an effort to infringe on soldiers' rights to own firearms," Gramling told WND.

Mistake or not, the commander's order comes on the heels of a Department of Defense policy that limited the supply of ammunition available to the private gun owners by requiring destruction of fired military cartridge brass.

That policy already had been implemented and had taken a bite out of the nation's stressed ammunition supply before it was reversed this week.


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

"Our soldiers train and operate in combat with M-4 carbines and various other military weapons, but not all who purchase their own weapons are properly trained to handle them. Determining which soldiers possess weapons will allow the command to identify the soldiers who may require additional training on them," she said.

This is the oddest statement !

Ft. Campbell is home of the Screaming Eagles, 101st Airborne Division - these are all combat soldiers. This is an infantry division and every one of them knows guns and gun safety like a pilot knows the plane or a sailor knows the seas.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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ll Marine Expeditionary Force



As the sun sets, a collection of seven-ton trucks, Humvees, and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles from Truck Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group (Forward) sit inside the Truck Company vehicle lot aboard Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, March 11, 2009, moments before the unit launches a combat logistics convoy into the Al Anbar province. In an attempt to cut down on traffic and minimize interference with the Iraqi population's daily lives, Multi-National Force-West runs most of its convoys at night.


Iraq's Midnight Express

ll Marine Expeditionary Force

AL ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq

Corporal Sean Northcutt is a terrible singer.

Sitting behind the wheel of a 7-ton truck bouncing down the highways, roads and dirt paths of Iraq’s Al Anbar province, the 23-year-old Marine belts out renditions of country and western songs that would make a dog howl in agony.

However off-key, stilted and painful those songs may be to those sitting in the cab beside him, Northcutt’s raw tunes have one benefit – they keep him awake and alive. As a motor transport operator with Truck Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group (Forward), his singing is a defensive mechanism that allows him to cope with the dangers of driving long distances over Iraqi roadways in the dead of night.

Since Truck Company’s arrival in January, their fleet of Humvees, 7-ton trucks, and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles have logged thousands of miles ferrying supplies and personnel throughout the Multi-National Force - West area of operations under the cover of darkness.

“We run all of our convoys at night,” said Warrant Officer Ceylon Williams, platoon commander for Truck Company’s first platoon. “This way we have less impact on the Iraqi people’s daily routine.”

In years past, coalition military convoys were a dominant feature on Iraq’s roadways. Cpl. William Coash, a II MHG (Fwd) motor transport operator, recalls that during his first tour to Iraq, when the level of violence in Iraq was at its peak, all local traffic had to pull off to the side of the road and the drivers and passengers had to exit their vehicles as coalition forces passed. This demonstration of lack of hostile intent has gone by the wayside as insurgent activity and attacks have dropped to an all-time low and peace has begun to settle over Iraq.

“Now we share the roadways with the locals,” added Coash, “because the situation has changed, we conduct ourselves a lot differently.”

Chief among these changes was essentially giving Iraqi roads back to the Iraqis, but this change does not come without danger to the Marines of Truck Company.

That is where Northcutt’s singing comes in. It’s a personal safeguard he has created that helps him combat the boredom inherent with driving long distances at night past seemingly unchanging terrain. Although the threat of insurgent activity, albeit significantly reduced, still looms in Iraq, it is complacency that most threatens Northcutt and his fellow motor transport operators.

“It’s sometimes hard to stay awake,” Northcutt commented as he weaved through the tight streets of Hit, a town in the Al Anbar province with an estimated population of 150,000. “You do what you have to do to stay alert.”

Sitting in the sometimes-stifling truck cabs wearing 40 pounds of body armor and equipment, without a radio to listen to and scenery less than scenic, the drivers pass the miles chatting with their vehicle commanders or gunners, singing to themselves, and chugging energy drinks and water.

“That’s where another unit’s 18-wheeler rolled over a few weeks ago,” said Northcutt, pointing out a small roadside depression along Route Bronze, a main supply route linking the far-flung coalition outposts scattered throughout the Al Anbar province. “Other than one improvised explosive device attack a month ago that didn’t hurt anybody, we’ve been lucky and nothing’s happened to us on these runs.”

Luck has far less to do with it than the vigilance and training of the Truck Company Marines, whose exhaustive pre-mission briefs and roadway caution have kept them safe. During the convoys, which can stretch up to eight hours depending on road conditions and traffic, the platoon’s radios are abuzz with frequent radio checks, updates on driving situations, possible threats, and the location of checkpoints and local drivers and pedestrians.

One of the greatest dangers to the drivers is the presence of children. Hearing the trucks thunder down the road toward their villages, children as young as eight or nine will flock to the roadside regardless of the lateness of the hour to wave at the passing trucks and gesture for snacks, water, or their most sought-after commodity – ink pens. In the past, some of the more daring youngsters, knowing where the vehicles must slow to navigate tight corners or roadway hazards, would hide in the shadows and dart toward the moving vehicles to try to snag a bottle of water or Meals Ready-to-Eat the trucks normally carried in racks lining the side of their vehicles. To combat this dangerous practice, the motor transport Marines have removed the temptation and begun to carry their food and water in racks higher in the vehicles and thus out of reach of prying hands.

Despite this precaution, and the slower transit of populated areas, Northcutt and his fellow drivers maintain close contact with their gunners, who in their elevated turret positions have a slightly better vantage point to warn against children, or other ne’er-do-wells who try to use the darkness to get in close to the passing trucks and Humvees.

Although operating exclusively at night presents its own problems, Williams and his Marines in 1st Platoon welcome the challenge and the signal it sends to the Iraqi people.

"By operating at night we are giving the roads back to the Iraqis," Williams added. "It reduces the U.S.’s visible footprint and actually helps both sides by having less traffic and personnel on the roadway at the same time."
“The convoys keep us busy so the time goes by quick,” said Lance Cpl. Robert Thomas, another II MHG (Fwd) motor transport operator. “It’s a great learning experience and I’m seeing a lot of different things.”

Although, the overnight trips throw a kink in the motor transport Marines’ daily schedules, forcing them to sleep when others are awake and eat breakfast for dinner, few want anything more than to be able to get ‘outside the wire’ and do their jobs. In doing so, Thomas’ view of the Iraqi countryside will be shrouded by darkness and Northcutt will continue to bludgeon country music.


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Torres the Gunner


Sgt. Daniell Torres, a member of the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade headquarters company, mounts an 84-pound M2 Browning .50 caliber barrel to the turret of a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle, at Camp Slayer, Iraq. Torres is the only female gunner in the companies convoy security team


Torres the Gunner

“Cause she walk like a boss. Talk like a boss. Moves like a boss. Kinda woman that can do for herself.”

These lyrics from Ne-Yo’s song “Miss Independent” portray her perfectly. Standing at almost six-feet tall with broad shoulders, hair pulled tightly back into a bun, eyes veering intensely over her glasses, she demands respect as she hoists the 84-pound monster-of-a-gun up through the turret of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle in preparation for the day’s mission.

She is humble about her strength and intimidating ability, as it is not every day in Iraq one might see a female lugging around a .50 caliber machine gun, let alone harnessed in as the gunner.

“I like being up there. I feel like I am contributing more than if I were in the back,” said 22-year-old Army Reserve Soldier, Sgt. Danielle Torres.

Torres, a civil affairs specialist working in the operations and intelligence section with the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade headquarters company from Philadelphia, is the only female gunner in their convoy security team.

“I chose her because she is strong, capable and does not flinch under pressure,” said Maj. Betty S. Cummiskey, 304th CA BDE HHC commander.

The 304th CA Bde. was activated in April 2008 and deployed to Iraq in support of the XVIII Airborne Corps. The 304th CA Bde. headquarters company is responsible for supporting all of the brigades efforts while in theater, including providing tactical movements for brigade assets and the brigade commander.

The convoy security team is a collaboration of Soldiers from the HHC platoons. Over the course of their deployment the team has made a variety of missions all throughout the country, as far north as Tirkrit; some 90 miles north of Baghdad and 110 miles south to Diwaniya.

Not just any Soldier can carry the responsibility of being a gunner for a tactical vehicle, said Sgt. 1st Class Daniel MacDonald, Torres’ non-commissioned officer in charge.

First, one must qualify on the M2 Browning .50 caliber machine gun; then be able to pickup it up, carry it, hoist and mount it onto the turret.

The second and most important element of being a gunner is not only possessing the knowledge of what the varying degrees of escalation-of-force are, but being able to react quickly to any situation.

Sgt. Orlando R. Cheatham, assistant operations sergeant and lead convoy security team driver, said on a previous deployment his unit was ambushed and he had a female gunner who stayed calm and focused.

“Torres has good judgment, and if she doesn’t know something she’s not afraid to ask,” Cheatham said.
There is not much Torres is afraid of. She said she has had an “I can do it too” attitude for as long as she can remember. In the fifth grade, she joined her school’s football team, where she played defensive end. It was the first time in more than 15 years a girl had signed up for the team and her coach was accepting, Torres said.
“I held my own and I think I earned the respect of the other guys,” Torres said.

Like the challenge of playing football with her male counterparts, the military culture, also a predominately male world, appealed to Torres. In 2004 during her senior year of high school she decided to join the Army Reserve as a Civil Affairs specialist.

“I didn't go to college right away because I was undecided on what I was going to do,” Torres said. “Joining the Army [Reserve] gave me an option on both and enabled me to feel like I was doing something more with my life.”

Eventually Torres would like to join a civilian police department. But in the mean time, back in her native town of Galloway, N.J., she is a corrections officer at a county jail. Two years ago she took the civil service exam and sent it out to different departments.

“Corrections was the first to go through and I was very excited about it,” Torres said.

Without question, the experience she has gained from working at the jail has given her valuable skills she has been able to employ in her military career.

“As reserve Civil Affairs Soldiers and officers, we would not be able to do our job if it were not for the wealth of knowledge they offer from their civilian education and careers,” MacDonald said. “It is what makes us different from the active duty.”

MacDonald is a captain in the Philadelphia Police Department and said much of his military and civilian training goes hand in hand. He said he has been able to share his knowledge and expertise from his past deployments and from the police department with his Soldiers.

“I taught Torres everything I know,” MacDonald joked.

Torres recognizes she is the minority in her civilian and military career fields, but it does not stop her from following her dreams. In fact, it drives and motivates her to work that much harder to prove she is capable of doing anything she sets her mind to. Being almost six-feet tall is an advantage. But Torres said even if she were only five feet she would find a way to still be the gunner.

“If you can do the job; if you are physically and mentally strong then it doesn’t matter what your sex is,” MacDonald said.

MacDonald admits he was a bit hesitant when he learned Torres would be joining his convoy security team, but he quickly learned she was willing to learn and competent.

“She’s a squared away Soldier and I push her real hard to be the best she can be,” he said.

On March 1, Torres achieved another personal goal and was promoted from specialist to sergeant during a company ceremony.

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Vandals Target U.S. Marine Corps Center in Berkeley on Eve of Iraq War Anniversary




Vandals target U.S. Marine Corps center in Berkeley on eve of Iraq war anniversary

Berkeley

The United States Marine Corps Officer Selection Office in downtown Berkeley came under attack once again Wednesday night when a group of vandals broke the building’s windows with sledgehammers and splashed them with red paint.

Officers at the recruiting center at 64 Shattuck Square were not able to say whether the incident was related to protests taking place throughout the rest of the country on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war.

Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Officer Andrew Frankel said the police received a call at 8:54 p.m. Wednesday from an eyewitness who reported that three suspects were breaking the Marine Corps office’s plate-glass windows and splashing them with red paint.

Captain John-Paul Wheatcroft, who has been in charge of the Marine recruiting center since Captain Richard Lund left about a year ago, confirmed that the office had been vandalized but directed all queries to Staff Sergeant Matt Deboard.

Deboard said that, according to eyewitness accounts, a group of vandals attacked the recruiting station around 8 p.m., hitting its windows with sledgehammers and “slopping gooey thick red paint on them.”

He said police arrived immediately after they were called.

“We boarded up the windows as best as we could to prevent further damage,” he said. “The landlord is in the process of cleaning them up. He is paying for it.”

Deboard said nobody was present at the office when it was vandalized.



Wild Thing's comment......

Does Pelosi think these vandals are patriotic too?

What would be great is if they let the Marines take care of these jerks...find them and punish them, no questions asked. ......heh heh


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March 21, 2009

Organizing for America (OFA) Pledge Drive Canvass TODAY


Pledge Project Canvass the weekend of Saturday, March 21st....TODAY! .

Build your community's support for President Obama’s approach to renewing and rebuilding America by knocking on doors and asking your neighbors to get involved.


Obama wants you to pledge loyalty to him and he is sending his Zombies to your front door
Excepts from the Obama's Organizing for America training video starting March 21st, 2009


Obama plans huge pledge drive for his policies

by Matthew B. Stannard,Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writers

Friday, March 20, 2009

This article appeared on page A - 1 of the San Francisco Chronicle


SFGate

President Obama's appearance on "The Tonight Show" - the first ever for a sitting chief executive - was only a small part of the president's so-called permanent campaign. A bigger move comes Saturday, when Obama will ask 13 million people on his campaign e-mail list to go door-to-door to raise support for his agenda.

The Pledge Project Canvass is an unprecedented effort by a president to reach beyond Congress and tap grassroots supporters for help. Volunteers recruited online by Obama's Organizing for America, a post-election group, will ask citizens to sign a pledge in support of the president's policies on energy, health care and education.

Those who pledge will be asked for their e-mail addresses so the Obama-ites can keep in touch.

"This is just the beginning for us," said Jeremy Bird, deputy national director of Organizing for America, in an online video to Obama supporters this week. "The establishment in Washington won't welcome this new direction easily. We can't let this plan be debated solely behind closed doors in Washington, D.C."

Analysts marvel

Technology and political analysts marvel at the potential of Obama's attempt to transfer his successful campaign techniques - a melding of street-level community organizing and new media tools - to advance his policy agenda.

"What Obama is doing is a very new approach," said Lawrence Jacobs, director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota.

That approach began during the campaign, when Obama tapped into an array of social networking tools on sites such as Facebook and Twitter to rally voters and raise funds. This weekend's effort is the next logical step, Bird said in an interview.

"This is taking that online social networking and moving it to offline social networking," he said.

But beneath the excitement over the White House's virtual populism is the question: What effect will it have? What's the difference between Saturday's door-knocking and petition-signing effort, however digitally organized, and Franklin D. Roosevelt's use of radio to rally the country around his New Deal proposals?

Also, the outreach effort could have a boomerang effect. If the same individuals who joined Obama's army of supporters feel he has overly compromised on some issues, such as health care, they could use those same networks to lash back at him.

"It could be like Frankenstein's monster coming back at him," said Mike Franc, a former staff member for Capitol Hill Republicans who is a congressional liaison for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.

Administration concerns

The most immediate concern for the administration is making sure the outreach doesn't look to Congress like a postcard-writing campaign by "the usual suspects," Franc said. "If it creates a cross-section of support in a district, then a politician will start looking into his political soul and wondering if he should start supporting Obama."

The challenge will be to reignite the passion that propelled Obama's presidential campaign - but on specific issues.

"The idea of volunteering to help pass a health care plan or help pass a budget is something fewer people have had experience with," said Justin Ruben, executive director of the online liberal organizing site MoveOn.org.
Indeed, Saturday will mark "the first big test of Organizing for America and whether the base that they built during the campaign is still there," said Micah Sifry, editor of TechPresident.com, an online hub for the study of how technology affects politics. "I think there are reasons to believe that it's ebbed quite a bit since the election."

For example, Sifry said, house parties organized last month were sparsely attended in some cases. And the YouTube videos announcing this weekend's pledge drive were receiving less traffic than past Obama videos have.

That could be because Obama is not pitching the pledge drive, Sifry said. (Organizing for America's Mitch Stewart and Bird are the video's stars.) Or it's possible that in the months since the election, Obama's social network has been a little turned off by frequent fundraising appeals and a lack of real opportunity to influence Obama's agenda.

3,500 house parties

But where some saw sparseness in last month's events, Bird said he saw an "unbelievably phenomenal" response: about 3,500 house parties across the nation and 80,000 personal stories uploaded by citizens to the Organizing for America site - with no paid staff or organizers.

In the past, Bird said, "nothing like that would ever happen without a massive number of staff, organizers making countless phone calls. Particularly around something that's not necessarily that sexy when you just see it on face value."

David All, who heads a conservative Web 2.0 agency, said it's almost irrelevant whether this weekend's push results in a horde of canvassers and calls to Congress. Obama's team has taken the long view, he said, and is more focused on continuing to build its social network than on scoring splashy successes.

"It's already succeeded," he said. "Even if they had 100 (participants), that is 100 more than what would have happened without it."

It's a lesson, he said, the conservative opposition has yet to fully grasp. Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele now posts to YouTube, and GOP.com is scheduled for an overhaul. But Obama, he said, remains far ahead in his ability to repeatedly tap the grass roots and maintain what Jimmy Carter adviser Patrick Caddell dubbed the permanent campaign.

"Republicans are still sitting around saying, 'What happened?' " Steele said. "If I were a 2012 candidate, you'd better believe I'd be out there today working against this thing."


Obama links for Organizing America

Object Canvass

Gearing UP


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

This is very Hitleresque....it is very freaky.

It’s like we are bombarded with stuff every day and it’s getting to be too overwhelming. Must be in the Saul Alynski playbook. Just keep hitting hard and don’t stop.

Weird too how it is making me stronger in what I believe in if ithat could have even been possible LOL , but at the same time that feeling of being overwhelmed happens throughout the day. I never felt that before, weird.



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"The Knock on the Door"


Organizing for America Director Mitch Stewart provides an organizing update and announces a new initiative, the Pledge Project.


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Blockleiter (block leader) was the lowest official of the NSDAP, responsible for the political supervision of a neighbourhood or city block and formed the link between the NSDAP and the general population. Also colloquially known as a Blockwart (block attendant or warden), he was charged with planning, spreading propaganda and developing an acceptance to the policies of the NSDAP among the households (typically 40 to 60) in his area.
It was also the duty of the Blockleiter to spy on the population and report any anti-Nazi activities to the local office. This was helped by keeping files on each household (Haushaltskarten). Due to such activities, Blockwarts were particularly disliked by the general population.
Other duties included allocating beds in homes for visiting NSDAP demonstrators, the collection of subscriptions and charitable donations especially for Winterhilfe and organising the clearing of rubble after air-raids. It is thought that there were nearly half a million Blockleiter. Today, Blockwart is a colloquial German insult word for an informer. -- Wikipedia.


And this..........

“Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.” -- Michelle Obama

Obama pledge project for the new collectivist vermin who will be knocking on doors, yours and mine probably.


And this.....................


March 18, 2009

The Knock on the Door

American Thinker


By Lona Manning

A sitting President of the United States is "organizing a political organization loyal to him, bound by a pledge, outside the government and existing party apparatus. The historical precedents are ominous."

What is so ominous about an organization? Americans, Alexis de Tocqueville famously observed, "constantly form associations.... If it is proposed to inculcate some truth or to foster some feeling by the encouragement of a great example, they form a society."

Certainly, thousands of organizations seek to influence the political debate. There's Newt Gingrich's American Solutions or the left-wing People for the American Way, for instance.

Political parties are another example of an association, of course. Before, during and after political campaigns, the Democrats and Republicans promote their agendas. As legal entities, they have their own constitutions, their rules of business, their chairmen and officers. They have to be accountable to both the government and their members.

But there is a new organization on the political scene -- "Organizing for America," announced by President Barack Obama in late January but officially unfurled last weekend.

Obama describes OFA as a "grass-roots movement" but OFA is a "project" of the Democratic Natrional Committee.

As Politico reported, OFA will take the 10 million person database built up by the Obama campaign "to mobilize support for the president's legislative agenda."

A visit to the OFA website reveals that supporters are not simply asked to sign up, they are asked to take a pledge. A pledge to support -- not the flag, not the constitution, not the country, not even the Democratic Party, but Obama and his "bold plan." OFA does not use the Democratic Party logo but the "O"-shaped logo of the Obama campaign in which the red white and blue of the flag are abstracted to soft pastel colors.


(Celebrities like Ashton Kuchner and Demi Moore did not wait until the official launch to "pledge to be of service" to Barack Obama, of course.)

You will not find any mention of OFA`s governing structure, their budget, their bylaws, or their officers at the OFA website. Donations to the website go to the DNC, but OFA is managed out of the White House. If you click on the comments button, you are taken to a link to the White House email.

Those who take the pledge are asked to "talk with people about the President's plan" and to "ask them to sign their names to the pledge" in support of Obama's policies.

So we have a Movement -- this is their term, not mine -- organized by, and loyal to, a sitting President. Pledge canvassers, armed with your name, will ask you to pledge loyalty to the President too. A president whose term has already become a permanent campaign, is signing up ground forces in a mass organization pledged to personal loyalty to their Leader.

Does anyone know of any historical precedents for this in the United States?

Did Mitch Stewart, youthful director of OFA, who asks Obama's acolytes to organize "neighborhood by neighborhood" study anything at school about Mao's "Red Guards?

How about Fidel Castro's "widespread system of neighborhood informers"?

Or Hugo Chavez's use of "neighborhood committees"?

Did Stewart learn anything about democracy at all?

Do any of Obama's pledged servants understand why a sitting president has no business creating and deploying his own supporters to help organize their neighbors?

Keep in mind that these acolytes have renounced any thought of questioning the actual policies of the maximum leader. Whatever he says, they are for it. They have given their word.

And they are coming to have a talk with you.

As Thomas Lifson wrote, "This is not the way a democracy is supposed to operate."



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

This is why the 2nd amendment is so important.

The RATS are going to lose bigtime in 2010. They can not win with rampant communist policy coming out of the White House.

That Logo was designed as a ‘Dear Leader’ logo.LOL No question that Obama ever intended to let it go to waste.

The Left has it covered all the way. Words have power. They are symbols of thought. If you change the words; you change the way people think. Political Correctness is a mind altering effort. It is designed to create 'change'. . .in one's moral orientation and cutlural and world view. . . .PC is designed to capture Will and Reason and replace it with a brainwashing 'group think'.

By all that is Right; these Dems will lose in 2010 and again in 2012.




....Thank you Horace for sending this to me.


Horace
U.S.Army
Horace Smith, Pvt. E-1, USAR
1956-1964


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (16)


Navy Honors Traitor John Murtha with Public Service Award


Jason Mattera catches Traitor John Murtha and asks him about his comments about our awesome Marines



Guess what Murtha has been given by the Navy!

wnd

The U.S. Navy awarded U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., its Distinguished Public Service Award, triggering an Internet campaign to have Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter withdraw it.

Murtha, who publicly accused U.S. Marines of cold-blooded murder in a firefight in Haditha, Iraq, and was caught on camera in the Abscam scandal appearing to negotiate a bribe, was honored by the Navy for his "selfless devotion to the Nation's Sailors and Marines."

The award credits him with making sure the military services "were provided the resources necessary to effectively conduct the Global War on Terrorism."

"His courageous leadership, vision, and loyalty to the men and women of the Department of the Navy greatly contributed to their quality of life and helped create the most modern and highly trained fighting force in history," the honor said.
It continued, "As Chairman of Subcommittee on Defense of the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Murtha's tireless advocacy helped maintain the Navy and Marine Corps team at the highest levels of combat readiness to meet the challenges of the 21st century."

John Murtha deserves no such award. He has routinely and deliberately undermined the United States military, slandered servicemen serving in combat, and caused irreparable damage to our international reputation," the petition says.

"While serving as a representative from Pennsylvania, Murtha called Marines from 3d Battalion, 1st Marines 'cold blooded killers' who 'murdered innocent civilians.' Before an investigation into the Haditha incident was even conducted, Murtha went on numerous television news programs and announced that the Marines 'went into houses and killed women and children,'" the petition continues.
"He said, 'There's no question in my mind about what happened here. There was no gunfire, they killed four people in a taxi...24 people were killed.' When asked specifically if he claimed that innocent civilians were intentionally executed by Marines, he said, 'That's exactly what happened.' Not content to slander those Marines directly involved, he went on to claim that if these Marines were not punished, 'other Marines would say well I'll do the same thing.' Murtha then continued to use this incident to lobby for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq, citing it as evidence that our military was incapable of winning the war," the petition said.

Eight Marines ultimately were charged in the incident. But charges were dropped against six, and one was found innocent in a court-martial. The last case has been delayed indefinitely.

"Despite the facts, John Murtha refuses to apologize to those he slandered," the petition said.
"We the undersigned are appalled that the Secretary of the Navy would bestow the Department's highest award for a non-employee to John Murtha after his vile and despicable attacks against U.S. servicemen. This petition is a vehicle to express our bitter disappointment at this betrayal of our combat veterans. Congressman John Murtha should apologize for slandering the Marines of 3/1, and for undermining the efforts of those servicemen and women who fought in Iraq. If he does not, the Secretary of the Navy should rescind this award as a sign of his unwavering support for those who served in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom," the petition says.

Online Petition..........Don't Honor John Murtha

As of this posting there are 20445 Signatures Total. The Petition was set up by Gabe Ledeen of VetsForFreedom.org.

Nicholas and I both signed it.



Congressman John P. Murtha, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, was presented this week with the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award. The award, granted by the Secretary of the Navy, is the highest form of public service recognition bestowed by the Department of the Navy for a non-employee.

Looking back and we will never forget.

REP. JOHN MURTHA: "Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood. And that's what the report is going to tell…"

BLITZER (another interview): There's an investigation of what happened at Haditha. ...you've suggested this week that there in effect was a massacre. …

MURTHA: Well there was. There's no question about it...


John Murtha about the award:

his website

“I’m proud of the service and sacrifices our troops are making, and I’m honored to receive this distinguished award from the Navy,” commented Murtha. “We have an obligation to ensure that our men and women in uniform have the most modern equipment, effective training, first-class medical care, and family advocacy resources.”



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

If the military is honoring traitors, nobody is looking out for the country.

Murtha insults his constituents, so they re-elect him.

Murtha insults the Marines, so the Navy gives him an award.

The world has gone madder than I could have ever thought.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


.....Thank you Chief.

Chief Petty Officer
BM-0164-Assault Boat Coxswain
Vietnam 1964- 1970
1970-1988 US Coast Guard


.....Thank you Tim

Tim
Doorgunner
Division Recon
1st of the 9th, 1st Cav Division
68-69


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (7)


Obama Shows Iran He Is Ashamed of The American Flag




White House blog

Obama released a special video message for all those celebrating Nowruz. Translated "New Day," Nowruz marks the arrival of spring and the beginning of the New Year for millions in Iran and other communities around the world.

This year, the President wanted to send a special message to the people and government of Iran on Nowruz, acknowledging the strain in our relations over the last few decades.

"But at this holiday we are reminded of the common humanity that binds us together," he says.

After committing his administration to a future of honest and respectful diplomacy, he continues on to address Iran's leaders directly:

"You, too, have a choice. The United States wants the Islamic Republic of Iran to take its rightful place in the community of nations. You have that right -- but it comes with real responsibilities, and that place cannot be reached through terror or arms, but rather through peaceful actions that demonstrate the true greatness of the Iranian people and civilization. And the measure of that greatness is not the capacity to destroy, it is your demonstrated ability to build and create."

Is President Obama ashamed to display the American flag to Iranians?

Obama Ashamed Of Old Glory? Hides Flag For Message To Iran


Source:Finkel Blog


"Watching TV clips of Pres. Obama’s special message to Iran on the occasion of Nowruz, a holiday that celebrates the first day of spring and the New Year in many countries, I was struck by how tight the frame was cropped. My antennae went up. I found the official White House website for the message, and saw that there were . . . various versions of the message. "

"In the main, generic version, an American flag is plainly visible in the background .But below that there are links to other versions, including “.mp4 with Persian subtitles.” Persian is of course the language of Iran, so that is the version the White House wanted to be seen there. "
The American flag has disappeared from the background [see screencap above the break]. So that’s why the image was cropped so tight. At times, the prez’s American flag lapel pin can be seen, but during most of the message the cropping is so tight that even that small American symbol is invisible.
Looks like Pres. Obama was worried about offending the mullahs and Ahmadinejad by displaying Old Glory.




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

Never thought we would see something like this happening. But then I never thought any of the other stuff would be happening either.

When the Islamist nuclear device explodes in an American city the Kenya jerk will feel it in his approval numbers.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



* Something.....and Half of Something ( LInda's)


* Finkel Blog


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (11)


A Victory for Marine LtCol Chessani


Marine LtCol Chessani



Today, the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals issued their ruling that the dismissal charges against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani won't be re-instated. Here's TMLC's official statement on the NMCCCA ruling:

March 18, 2009

Murtha Must Go Website

A Victory for Marine LtCol Chessani

ANN ARBOR, MI – Late this morning, the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals sitting in Washington DC, released their unanimous decision upholding the dismissal of charges against Marine Lt. Col Jeffrey Chessani on the grounds of apparent Unlawful Command Influence. But the case may not be over yet.
For the last four years, LtCol Chessani has been investigated and prosecuted for his involvement in the so called “Haditha Massacre”, a massacre that never happened. A 22-year veteran, Chessani has served three tours of duty in Iraq. He served in the First Persian Gulf War and in Panama. At the time of the November 19, 2005 Haditha incident, he was the Battalion Commander of 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines (“The Thundering Third”), one of the most decorated units in the history of the Marine Corps.

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, observed, “LtCol Chessani, one of the most effective combat commanders we had in Iraq, was made political scapegoat by the civilians in the Pentagon to appease the antiwar politicians and a liberal media. In fact, we now know that the story of the ‘massacre’ that prompted the Haditha prosecutions was a headline in a Time news article instigated by insurgent propaganda operatives.”

Continued Thompson, “This nation has come to the point where we can’t call terrorists captured on the battlefield ‘enemy combatants.’ We release the terrorists out of Guantanamo and prosecute the military our country placed in harms’ way to defend us.”

Robert Muise, an attorney with the Law Center, a national public interest law firm, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, argued the case on behalf of LtCol Chessani. The Law Center has been defending LtCol Chessani throughout his prosecution alongside his detailed Marine lawyers, LtCol John Shelburne and Captain Jeff King. Captain Kyle Kilian, a Marine appellate defense lawyer, also assisted in the appeal.

LtCol Chessani is the highest ranking officer facing criminal charges as a result of the much-publicized and ill-described “Haditha massacre.” The criminal charges against him stem from a legitimate combat action taken by four enlisted Marines in his command after they were ambushed by insurgents in Haditha, Iraq, on November 19, 2005. Their actions resulted in the deaths of several ambushing insurgents.

Unfortunately and tragically, several civilians were also killed in the house-clearing operation.

Even though LtCol Chessani wasn’t present during the incident, he was criminally charged with failing to launch a full investigation into the incident. If convicted, he faces 2 ½ years imprisonment, dismissal from the Corps, and loss of all of his retirement pay.

The essential holding of the military appellate court was as follows: “We are convinced the Government failed to meet its burden of demonstrating, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the proceedings were untainted by the appearance of UCI (Unlawful Command Influence).

We are similarly convinced that an objective, disinterested observer, fully informed of all the facts and circumstances, would harbor significant doubt about the fairness of this proceeding.”


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Rep. John Murtha's accusations have now been proven to be false. Among Rep. Murtha's accusations was that the Haditha Marines had "killed innocent civilians in cold blood" because they "cracked under the pressure" of war. We now know that they didn't kill innocent civilians in cold blood because charges against these Marines have been dropped.

Another of Rep. Murtha's accusations was that the Marine officers, supposedly including Lt. Col. Chessani, covered the incident up. The NMCCCA upheld the dismissal of charges against Lt. Col. Chessani.



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Sending our the Marines......Marines requesting everyone to sign the Petition. ( this is the same petition in my other post about Murtha and his award. ) In case you missed it the Petition link is below. Thank you

http://www.petitiononline.com/usmc2009/petition.html



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

So Lt. Chessani gets legally persecuted and raked over the coals for being a faithful, brave Marine while ex-Marine corrupt Murtha made false accusations against Chessani.

"released their unanimous decision upholding the dismissal of charges against Marine Lt. Col Jeffrey Chessani on the grounds of apparent Unlawful Command Influence. "

OUTSTANDING!! A unanimous decision and very much deserved.

When Murtha checks out I hope ole Chesty Puller is there to send this piece of sh!t to the gates of hell.Thank God for the UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS!



......Thank you SSGT Steve


SSgt Steve
1st MarDiv, H Co., 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment
2/5 Marines, Motto: "Retreat, Hell"
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (5)


AWESOME Speech by Republican Rep. Steve LaTourette Re: AIG


Rep. Steve LaTourette Speaks on the House Floor about AIG



Is this sick or what! ,...........

AIG is like a suicide bomber

Obama: It’s Like AIG Has a Bomb Strapped to Them

Source

But today, President Obama took that rhetoric in a different direction. He actually upped the ante explaining that AIG is like a suicide bomber.

“We had to step in, it was the right thing to do, even though it is infuriating,” Obama said, explaining why the government needed to bail out the troubled banks.

“The same is true with AIG,” he said. “It was the right thing to do to step in. Here’s the problem. It’s almost like they’ve got — they’ve got a bomb strapped to them and they’ve got their hand on the trigger. You don’t want them to blow up. But you’ve got to kind of talk them, ease that finger off the trigger.”



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

There is no accountability in this Administration. There need to be mass resignations - starting with Obama. This is embarrassing. Its not like everyone doesn’t know by now that his people authorized the bonuses.

"AIG is like a suicide bomber"

Obviously he was speaking without his teleprompter or he would not have said such a thing.

I have not posted about all the uproar about the people that got a bonus because there has been so many other things that have been happening.

You know I mentioned before that I think Obama does a slight of hand thing with our country. He used this bonus thing and what happened.....we had news of HR1388 and the DOD and guns ammo, and our wonderful health care and treatment for our Veternas being taken away. HUGE things happening that needed to be addressed and letters written and phone calls made. So I keep seeing how Obama does one thing over here and at the same time is doing something else over there, slight of hand really comes to mind.

So now when I saw this video I just had to share it with you because it is one of the better speeches made about the BS that has gone on with the bonus thing and I wanted you all to see it.

If Congress can pick out an individual or a group of citizens then what is to stop them from writing Bill of Attainder on any or all of us for what ever reason?

What Congress did yesterday is a specific dis-incentive to the very professionals who have been charged with pulling AIG up from its bootstraps and making it solvent again.

The Dims have no intention of allowing any corporation the free market tools to heal their companies to a point where they can re-pay the government for their bailouts.

Democrats were the ones who put a choke hold on their better practices to put them in a position to fail in the first place—now they won’t let them fix their own problems.

Their agenda is the total destruction of corporate America, and thereby our Capitalist system.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM | Comments (2)


Civilian Security Force on Agenda Again





Civilian security force on agenda again

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The issue of a "Civilian National Security Force" – already discussed by President Obama several times – has come up again, this time before the National Defense University. But there's no information from the White House on what was meant.

Obama's reference to the civilian force came during his "Call to Service" speech in Colorado Springs in which he insisted the U.S. "cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set" and needs a "civilian national security force."

"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set," he said Wednesday. "We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded."


Obama pays tribute to Lincoln, again

Boston.com

Excerpts from Obama's speech March 12, 2009, at the dedication of Abraham Lincoln Hall at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.:

"The attacks of 9/11 signaled the new dangers of the 21st century. And today, our people are still threatened by violent extremists ...

Yet terrorism and extremism make up just one part of the many challenges that confront our nation. ... A historic economic downturn has put at stake the prosperity that underpins our strength, while putting at risk the stability of governments and the survival of people around the world. ... Poverty, disease, the persistence of conflict and genocide in the 21st century challenge our international alliances, partnerships and institutions -- and must call on all of us to reexamine our assumptions.

These are the battlefields of the 21st century. These are the threats that we now face. And in these struggles, the United States of America must succeed -- and we will succeed.

We also know that the old approaches won't meet the challenges of our time. ... No army -- no matter how strong -- can eliminate every adversary. No weapon -- no matter how powerful -- can erase the hatred that lies in someone's heart.

So it falls to institutions like this -- and to individuals like you -- to help us understand the world as it is, to develop the capacities that we need to confront emerging danger, and to act with purpose and pragmatism to turn this moment of peril into one of promise. That's how we will find new pathways to peace and security. That is the work that we must do.

Now, make no mistake: This nation will maintain our military dominance. ...

But we also need to look beyond this conventional advantage as we develop the new approaches and new capabilities of the 21st century -- and in that effort, this university must play a critical role.

America must also balance and integrate all elements of our national power. We cannot continue to push the burden on to our military alone, nor leave dormant any aspect of the full arsenal of American capability. And that's why my administration is committed to renewing diplomacy as a tool of American power, and to developing our civilian national security capabilities. This effort takes place within the walls of this university, where civilians sit alongside soldiers in the classroom. And it must continue out in the field, where American civilians can advance opportunity, enhance governance and the rule of law, and attack the causes of war around the world. We have to enlist our civilians in the same way that we enlist those members of the armed services in understanding this broad mission that we have.




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

"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set," he said Wednesday. "We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded."

Unfortunately for America, Barack Obama's security plan is already practiced. Not in America but in Marxist regimes.

National Security means to teach our children to understand the terrorists and their motivations so that our children can learn how to live their lives submissively so as not to offend the sensitivities of the very sensitive America haters.

Their version of National Security is to force you to act for the common good of society.

We all love America and need no civilian security force. We are a security force that can and will defend against anything that may threaten our right to life, liberty, and our pursuit of happiness.




....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:42 AM | Comments (5)


B.Hussein Obama Needs To Learn Some Lessons From Milton Friedman


In his book "Capitalism and Freedom" (1962) Milton Friedman (1912-2006) advocated minimizing the role of government in a free market .


Milton Friedman - (CLASSIC! why socialism fails/ Obama is the Problem / Donahue smackdown)

An excerpt from an interview with Phil Donahue in 1979.

THIS IS A MUST SEE!!

1. Excellent smackdown of Donahue (not that hard with an intelectually unarmed liberal)

2. BINGO! on political appointees towards the second half. He just nails why Obama appointed Hillary, and the rest of the beltway insiders.

3. DOUBLE BINGO! on capitalism creates prosperity and why Obama's plans are 100% guaranteed to fail. Obama is 100% clueless and history is going to spank him.

4. Notes it is the INDIVIDUAL who makes prosperity the government does nothing to create prosperity.

Milton Friedman is rolling, rolling, in his grave...

For more of his FANTASTIC interviews- go here:

http://miltonfriedman.blogspot.com/

My favorite quote from Friedman.

“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.”

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (2)


March 20, 2009

Palin Hits Obama on 'Special Olympics' Comment



Palin Hits Obama on 'Special Olympics' Joke

NRO

Gov. Sarah Palin responded to remarks made last night by President Obama related to the Special Olympics on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno":

“I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics,” Governor Palin said. “This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world.
“These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community.”

Well, after the way his allies went after her, he really couldn't count on a full-throated defense of a boneheaded comment. Obama used the whole "it's just a joke" excuse with his "lipstick on a pig" comment, too.


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

She's exactly the person who needs to answer this. Let him have it, Sarah Barracuda! Nicely done, Sarah. God bless Sarah and her whole family.



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:55 PM | Comments (7)


White House Bars Press From Obama Award Ceremony


This used to be the people's house......The White House...... until the Obama couple TOOK OVER! .....


Obama White House bars press from press award ceremony

Los Angeles Times

by Andrew Malcolm

We are not making this up:

Barack Obama was elected commander in chief promising to run the most transparent presidential administration in American history.

This achievement and the overall promise of his historic administration caused the National Newspaper Publishers Assn. to name him "Newsmaker of the Year."

The president is to receive the award from the federation of black community newspapers in a White House ceremony this afternoon.

The Obama White House has closed the press award ceremony to the press.

From the president's official schedule:

"Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will attend a reception with the National Newspaper Publisher Association in the State Dining Room, where they will be presented the Newsmaker of the Year award. This event is closed press."

Maybe they'll let the newspaper people pass the award through the fence.



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

He’s getting an award from the press, but the press can’t come to the ceremony? LOL how odd is that! Haha! They campaigned for him, and now they can reap what they sowed! It is beyond comprehension how this totalitarian regime gets away with the absolute mockery of the office of the POTUS. The Hypocrisy is glaring and yet the media won’t advance any questions that could harm their Dear Leader

So much for Transparency from this Marxist Obama.

Is his teleprompter sick and he does not want the press to know he will be speaking without one again, and after his horrible appearance on Leno he knows more then ever what a NOTHING he is.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:30 PM | Comments (3)


Obama the Teleprompter in Chief the TOTUS!




TOTUS RULES!

CFP

You didn’t hear the horns blowing, but TOTUS--Teleprompter of the United States of America--is here.

Rush Limbaugh said it first.

While you were busy trying to save your job, your house, your family and your faith in America, TOTUS had already morphed from POTUS.

It was a clever enough shtick because you can’t shout down a teleprompter. Call it a liar all you want, it will just continue on to the next paragraph in the text.

TOTUS is not just missing promised transparency, Hope and Change, it has absolutely no human feelings. Like a robot, it just scrolls right on.

The Age of TOTUS is not to be confused with with the long ago era of Emperor Titus, known for destroying the city and temple of Jerusalem. But for the TOTUS ticked, Titus only lasted for two years (79-81 AD). While he had no teleprompter to fool the Roman masses, his reign was marred by two epic events, the Mount Vesuvius eruption and the Fire of Rome. Even so, Titus was deified by the Roman Senate.

Funny article she did a good job...Please click HERE to read the entire article














Teleprompter Gaffe




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

It's 3 AM. Do You Know Where Your Teleprompter Is? heh heh

This will be about the only thing we can laugh at when it comes to the Marxist in the Oval Office, we might as well have some fun with it. Because one good thing about all of this I am sooooo glad not to be hearing what a good speaker he is anymore. Thank you GOD! I was really sick of hearing that day in and day out. LOL



....Thank you Jack for sending this to me.

Army Combat Engineers
67-69

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (6)


House Passes Mandatory National Service Bill aka The HR 1388 Bill, “Give” Act


As HR 1388/S 277 , the "GIVE Act " is on its way to the Senate, OBAMA says "It is time to STEP UP and SERVE" in a TV commerical announcing NEW Website.




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USA Service website

So here he is with a NEW website before the Bill called S.277 (formerly HR1388) hits the Senate Floor. He is very eager.


House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps

wnd

By Bob Unruh

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new "volunteer corps" and consider whether "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people" should be developed.

The legislation also refers to "uniforms" that would be worn by the "volunteers" and the "need" for a "public service academy, a 4-year institution" to "focus on training" future "public sector leaders." The training, apparently, would occur at "campuses."

The vote yesterday came on H.R. 1388, which reauthorizes through 2014 the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, acts that originally, among other programs, funded the AmeriCorps and the National Senior Service Corps.

It not only reauthorizes the programs, but also includes "new programs and studies" and is expected to be funded with an allocation of $6 billion over the next five years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.



Many, however, are raising concerns that the program, which is intended to include 250,000 "volunteers," is the beginning of what President Obama called his "National Civilian Security Force" in a a speech last year in which he urged creating an organization as big and well-funded as the U.S. military. He has declined since then to elaborate.

The new bill specifically references the possibilities "if all individuals in the United States were expected to perform national service or were required to perform a certain amount of national service."

Such new requirements perhaps, the legislation notes, "would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds."

No one, apparently with the exception of infants, would be excluded:

"The means to develop awareness of national service and volunteer opportunities at a young age by creating, expanding, and promoting service options for elementary and secondary school students, through service learning or other means, and by raising awareness of existing incentives."
According to a report by Canada Free Press, "'volunteerism' that kept America running since the days of its founding" would be "wiped out with the stroke of a pen."
"It becomes forced labor and like the practice of another era, presses American citizens of all ages and creeds, unknowingly into military service," the commentary said.

"On paper, H.R. 1388 is the 'Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act'; the more innocuous sounding 'The Give Act,' for short.

"The Give Act puts the finishing touches to Public Allies New Leadership for New Times, modeled after Saul Alinsky's 'Peoples Organizations' and operating under Michelle Obama," the commentary said.

"Michelle was also a pioneer in the social entrepreneur movement – leaders who create new approaches and organize to provide new solutions to social problems. Like most things Saul Alinsky, H.R. 1388 sounds noble in stating why wide-sweeping change is necessary," the commentary said.
"H.R. 1388 goes straight to the heart of volunteerism in America, impacting everything from the lemonade stands of neighborhood children, to the residents of senior citizens homes. … The Give Act puts tow-headed school children and silver-haired seniors in the official uniform of the new State, and encompasses every walk of life in main-street America," the commentary said. "Whether you are young or old, or firmly believe that volunteering means you are offering your time to the good of community work, you will be pressed into Obama's National Civilian Community Corps."
Groups of such "volunteers," would, under the legislation, be "grouped together as appropriate in campuses for operational, support, and boarding purposes. The Corps campus for a unit shall be in a facility or central location established as the operational headquarters and boarding place for the unit. … There shall be a superintendent for each camp."

The plan generated this concern from Resistnet.com: "This is the equivalent of brown shirts."

Another portion of the bill talks about a "service learning" plan that will be "a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency."

A forum participant noted, "I wonder what's going to happen to those who refused to 'volunteer.' Maybe they will be put into a different 'campus.' I guess we will soon find out."

Formal announcements about the plan suggested something far different, picking a provision far down in the 200 pages of legislation to highlight.

According to a Business Wire statement released by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the bill "would formally authorize federal support for establishing the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on America as a National Day of Service and Remembrance."

That provision is tucked into the far reaches of the legislation, but Schumer discussed it as if it were the primary point.

"I could not be more proud to work to pass this important provision," said Schumer. "September 11 should not only be a day for mourning – it should be a day to think about our neighbors, our community, and our country. We can take a tragic day in our nation's history and turn it into a force for good."
On the Albany Insanity blog, this concern was raised: "What gives the government the right to require individuals to give three years service under the guise of 'volunteer' service? It is not explicit exactly who is required but I think they get the bill passed and then iron out the details. It talks about uniforms and 'camps.' They revise the word 'camps' and call it 'campus.' There is language about Seniors and Community organizations."



This Bill is very long and very detailed.

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1388/text


HERE is another link to the Text of H.R. 1388 bill , this one might be easier to read, just give it a little time to load it is long, but this one has highlighted sections.

GovTrack website

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-1388&version=rh&nid=t0%3Arh%3A2355



NATIONAL GIVE ACT H R 1388 Passed House 321-105

H R 1388 YEA-AND-NAY 18-Mar-2009 4:39 PM
BILL TITLE: Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act

FINAL VOTE RESULTS Roll Call You can see who voted for this communist bill

Now it iGoes to Senate

CONTACT YOUR SENATORS


In case anyone was wondering it is in THIS bill that Obama has created his “National Civilian Community Corps”. Or “Obama’s SS” because that is EXACTLY what it will end up being. This is the corps that he no doubt wants to make mandatory... And regardless this is the corps he wants to be fully funded and AS STRONG as our military.

It is in this sectoin of the bill.

This is Subsection E as it appears and was passed by the House of Representatives:

[Subsection E]

‘SEC. 155. NATIONAL CIVILIAN COMMUNITY CORPS.’;


And for we baby boomers and those that are older the Senior citizens:

12) Whether current Federal volunteer programs are suited to address the special skills and needs of senior volunteers, and if not, how these programs can be improved such that the Federal Government can effectively promote service among the ‘baby boomer’ generation.



First Amendment down the toilet it goes????

H.Amdt. 49: Amendment to prohibit organizations from attempting to influence... Amendment to prohibit organizations from attempting to influence legislation; organize or engage in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes; and assist, promote, or deter union organizing. An amendment to H.R. 1388: Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act. Offered: Mar 18, 2009 Sponsor: Rep. George Miller [D-CA] Actions: Mar 18, 2009: Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Miller, George. Mar 18, 2009: On agreeing to the Miller, George amendment (A012) Agreed to by voice vote. For more information, see the the official record on THOMAS for H.Amdt. 49. See Text of amendment


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

This is moving way too fast to keep up. I have never, in my life, seen anything like this.

“mandatory” “volunteer” corps....uuuuuuuuuugh

This is unConstitutional. I know, they don’t give a spit about the Constitution. I am just stunned at the number of (R)s that voted for it. 70 House Republicans voted for it. We need to clean house in 2010. I’m guessing not one of them read the d*mn thing. The way the dims have been shoving all these bills through so fast. If I was a congressman, I wouldn’t vote for anything that I did not understand or have not read.

And here is another thing about this in the bill.

Section6104 (b) 5-7, (5) The effect on the Nation, on those who serve, and on the families of those who serve, if all individuals in the United States were expected to perform national service or were required to perform a certain amount of national service. (6) Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.

Let's say you have a daughter and she has to do this. She will not be going to some fun camp you have chosen, let's say one from your church or something. These camps "campuses" that Obama has in mind will be a mixed group I would suppose from all areas. Gang bangers, thugs, put in the same groups with innocent kids. This is a total nightmare it will be inflicting suffering and danger to the good people by the minority thugs and thugettes.

Also this and I truly do not see how this 3 or 4 year thing is possible even if a person was brain numb and wanted to do it. sheesh How is a person supposed to work and feed their families, and all the other things people do on their own, activities that have become apart of American life !

Plus the fact that Michelle Obama is involved in this makes me VERY nervous.

Obama and his ilk think of the citizens of our country as two legged live stock.

They assume that a Civilian Security Force will be the antidote for their fear of us.

“When governments fear the people there is liberty. When people fear the government, there is tyranny.” --Thomas Jefferson
“Wolverines!!!”


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (15)


Gov.Sarah Palin to Rejects 55% of Stimulus Bill




Sarah Palin turns down millions(55 percent) in federal stimulus funding for Alaska

Alaska News


Gov. Sarah Palin just told reporters that she’s accepting only 55 percent of the federal economic stimulus money being offered to Alaska. The governor said that she will accept only about $514 million of the $930 million headed to the state.

“We are not requesting funds intended to just grow government. We are not requesting more money for normal day-to-day operations of government as part of this economic stimulus package. In essence we say no to operating funds for more positions in government,” Palin said.

The biggest single chunk of stimulus money that Palin is turning down is $160 million for education. There’s also $17 million in Department of Labor funds (vocational rehabilitation services, unemployment services, etc.), about $9 million for Health and Social Services and about $7 million for Public Safety. The full list and the specifics aren’t available from the governor’s budget department yet.

Palin said she’ll work with the Legislature if it decides that it wants to go ahead and accept the money (although she didn’t rule out vetoes). But the deadline for the Legislature to decide could be April 3. Legislators from both parties said, if that is the deadline, it doesn’t leave them much time to sort through it all.

Reaction among lawmakers was mixed. Members of the all-Republican state Senate minority said Palin is taking a wise course and it’s important not to accept federal money that could end up costing the state in the long run.

Anchorage Democratic Rep. Les Gara suggested Palin could be pandering to voters outside Alaska and said it’s hurting the state's education, public safety and quality of life.

“I’m worried the governor is taking this sort of national political stance which is that she’s going to be the opposite of Barack Obama on everything,” he said.

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich quickly issued a written statement today calling for lawmakers to accept the remainder of the stimulus money.

“I trust the legislature will do the right thing and take Alaska’s share of the money for education in the economic recovery package,” the statement quotes Begich as saying. “We owe it to our children to give them the most opportunities possible, and this is money fairly allocated to Alaska in this stimulus package.”




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

Good job, Sarah! You make us proud. Sarah walks the walk.

Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska went on record recommending her state avoid approximately half of the stimulus package. Some highlights:

"We can't accept the bait."

“We are not accepting funds, intended though, to just grow government.”

"We are not going to increase our dependence on Washington.”

And my favorite is when she quotes Thomas Jefferson:

“When all government domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided on one government on another, and will become as oppressive as the government from which we separated.”

Accepting too much from Washington, dillutes the separation of powers, and eventually leads to a government much like the one, America first declared independence from.




....Thank you Jack for sending this to me.

Army Combat Engineers
67-69

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (6)


Guantanamo Detainees May Be Released in U.S.



1983 - US Marine Barracks bombing


Guantanamo Detainees May Be Released in U.S.

The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON

Attorney General Eric Holder said some detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may end up being released in the U.S. as the Obama administration works with foreign allies to resettle some of the prisoners.

Mr. Holder, in a briefing with reporters, said administration officials are still reviewing individual cases of the approximately 250 detainees to determine which will be put on trial and which may be released to comply with plans to close the detention facility by next year.

Six weeks into his tenure, Mr. Holder is still trying to assemble much of the Justice senior leadership, with several nominees awaiting Senate confirmation. He said he has reviewed the department's handling of white-collar criminal cases in response to the financial crisis and is considering ways to increase coordination on financial fraud among federal prosecutors and state officials. He said he is trying to increase the budget dedicated to white-collar crime, while maintaining funding for national security.

European justice ministers met with Mr. Holder earlier this week and pressed for details on how many Guantanamo prisoners the U.S. planned to release domestically, as part of any agreement for allies to accept detainees. Mr. Holder said U.S. officials would work to respond to the questions European officials have over U.S. Guantanamo plans.

For "people who can be released there are a variety of options that we have and among them is the possibility is that we would release them into this country," Mr. Holder said. "That process is ongoing and we've not made any determinations or made any requests of anybody at this point."

Among the detainees whose fate remains undetermined are 17 ethnic Uighurs, from the Central Asian region of China, who have been ordered released by a judge. The U.S. has refused to turn the men over to China, which considers them part of an separatist group.

Mr. Holder is planning to visit Mexico next month to meet with his counterparts and discuss efforts to fight the trafficking of guns from the U.S. into Mexico and the drug trade from Mexico into the U.S.

"The Mexican government has been courageous in the way it has confronted the problems that now challenge it," Mr. Holder said, noting the violence that has resulted from battles against the drug cartels in Mexico.


September 11,2001 Muslims delivered their message to our country, killing not only Americans but also people from many other countries. I lost 11 firefighter friends that day in the WTC. ~ Wild Thing


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

These photos above are what people like these detainees do, what they want to do with all that is in them. And to even have a thought of letting any of these detainees out on our streets is beyond something I can understand how a person can think that way.

Evil has taken over our government. The nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue continues. The muslim in the WH may let these guys go, but just like the Flight 93 showed the world, they’ll soon learn what the phrase “We the People” is all about.

Before it’s over the dems will be put them on work-release, assigned to our airports and nuclear facilities.

Holder previously represented them in private practice. That’s a conflict of interest beyond doubt, and a very serious one.

1. Untold millions of $ from foreign donors during campaign
2. First post-inaug media interview — Al-Arabiya
3. First post-inaug call to foreign leader — P.A.’s Abbas
4. Deletion of term “War on Terror”
5. Promise to close GITMO
6. Promise to desert Iraq
7. Statement U.S. is losing in Afghanistan (”not winning,” but no real difference)
8. Deletion of term “enemy combatants”
9. Eliminates airline pilots’ right to carry weapons in cockpits.
10. Plans to release GITMO detainees onto American streets

This POS and his gang of marxist-leninist thugs are doing their level best to destroy this country. I am absolutely convinced of it. This is not an incompetency issue; it is scripted exactly according to a plan only Obama and his ruling clique know.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (11)


Obama Teleprompter Challenged on Leno: "Bowling Skills Like "Special Olympics"


Interesting, I found 8 videos of Obama saying this and when I was saving one then the next the page said no longer available. LOL I think Obam's team must have notified YouTube to have the videos taken down asap. I did find this one that was still there. ~ Wild Thing



Obama, in his taping with Jay Leno Thursday afternoon, attempted to yuk it up with the funnyman, and ended up insulting the disabled.

Towards the end of his approximately 40-minute appearance, the president talked about how he's gotten better at bowling and has been practicing in the White House bowling alley.

He bowled a 129, the president said.

"That's very good, Mr. President," Leno said sarcastically.

It's "like the Special Olympics or something," the president said.

When asked about the remark, the White House said the president did not intend to offend.

"The president made an off-hand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics," White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton said. "He thinks the Special Olympics is a wonderful program that gives an opportunity for people with disabilities from around the world."
Oops!



Wild Thing's comment......

Obama is a jerk to say this. I worked several years with the Special Olympics and so did Nicholas and also his stuntmen's group. It is an experience I will always cherish to be able to be a part ot it.


Again I will put it this way, if Bush had said this we all know what would happen. It is wrong that Obama said it but let's just watch how fast it is forgotten about.

Obama really cannot speak without his trusty teleprompter, he always messes up each time.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (6)


Obama's Washington Closes Doors on Israel's IDF Chief Visit to U.S. to Discuss Iran Threat


Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi



Obama's Administration Closes Doors on Israel's IDF Chief Visit to U.S. to Discuss Iran Threat

Israel's chief of staff comes home early after doors close in Obama's Washington

World Tribune

WASHINGTON

Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi cut short his visit to Washington after getting an extraordinarily cool reception from the new U.S. administration.

Last year, Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi had no problem setting up meetings with top officials in the U.S. government.

On his current trip to Washington, Ashkenazi sought to meet the administration of President Barack Obama, but most officials were unavailable.

On March 12, Ashkenazi left for a five-day visit to the United States meant to lobby the Obama administration to abandon the planned U.S. dialogue with Iran, Middle East Newsline reported. Ashkenazi, scheduled to meet with the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, was expected to have brought new Israeli intelligence on Iran's nuclear weapons and missile programs.

But the diplomatic sources said the administration made it clear that nobody in a policy-making position was available to sit with Ashkenazi. This included the president, vice-president Joseph Biden, Gates, National Intelligence director Dennis Blair or Mullen.

"With regards to a meeting with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, one was not scheduled between Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi and Adm. Mullen," the IDF stated. "Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi has met with Adm. Mullen five times in the past year."
"The administration is sending a very clear message to Israel, and this is we want to talk about Palestine and not Iran," a diplomat who has been following U.S.-Israel relations said.

Ashkenazi obtained an appointment with National Security Advisor James Jones. But the sources said the meeting was to focus on U.S. demands for Israel to ease military restrictions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

"The Obama administration believes that Israel is as much or more of a problem as it is an ally, at least until Israel's disagreements with its neighbors are resolved," former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, said. Bolton envisioned that the White House would pressure Israel to legitimize Hamas and Hizbullah. At the same time, he said, Obama would continue to woo Iran.

Already, economic and diplomatic advisers to Obama have urged the president to launch a U.S. dialogue with Hamas. The US/Middle East Project, which includes such Obama supporters as former Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Hagel, was said to have elicited a promise from Obama to listen to any proposals made by Hamas.

A statement to WorldTribune.com by the Israel Defense Forces spokesman attempted to downplay the snubs.

But diplomatic sources said Ashkenazi failed to obtain access to any Cabinet member, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The Israeli military chief, who sought to discuss the Iranian nuclear threat, was also unable meet his counterpart, Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The IDF put a memo out that he then left to participate in a security cabinet meeting regarding the abducted soldier Gilad Shalit.

On March 19, the Israel Defense Forces spokesman e-mailed the following statement to WorldTribune.com: "The schedule for the United States visit of the IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, was preplanned according to requests made by American officials. Any meetings that were cancelled were substituted with telephone conference calls."
"Ashkenazi sees this U.S. refusal as what has been undermining Israeli deterrence toward Iran and boosting the confidence of the Teheran regime," the source said. "The mullahs in regime have concluded that America has dropped the military option and won't allow such an option to Israel."



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

I wonder if Netanyahu will get the cold shoulder too?

I wish there was a way to writ eto Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi and tell him that not all Americans feel like our present horrible , evil Administration.

It would be something to have a leader of a foreign government to speak DIRECTLY to the American people, express friendship, but explain that our President is an arrogant jerk and that diplomacy and multilateral agreements are impossible with Obama in the White House.

Obama talking to Al Jazerra
Obama dissing Israel
Obama dissing England

Kissing up to:
Obama kissing up to Syria
Obama kissing up to Cuba
Obama kissing up to Chavez


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (9)


March 19, 2009

Obama Drops Plan To Bill Disabled Veterans For Care




White House drops plan to bill disabled veterans for care


Disabled American Veterans home page

Article is HERE at Disabled American Veterans

WASHINGTON

The Disabled American Veterans today commended the Obama administration for backing down from a controversial proposal that would force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who suffered service-related disabilities and injuries.

The proposal that had been considered as part of the president's budget would require private insurance companies to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs in such cases. But the idea was unanimously opposed by the DAV and other leaders of the veterans community who were invited to the White House Monday to discuss the plan directly with President Obama. Veterans were again united in opposing the plan in a follow-up meeting with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel Wednesday.

The decision to drop the idea was announced by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at a meeting with veterans groups after the meeting with Emanuel.

"The president was very open and candid when he met with veterans groups earlier this week, and we are pleased that he has heard our concerns and taken them to heart," said Washington Headquarters Executive Director David W. Gorman. "Our message to the president was simple and direct: that our government must not abandon its moral responsibility to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms."
"Now that this ill-advised proposal is off the table, the DAV looks forward to working with the administration and Congress on crafting a good budget that will include sufficient appropriated dollars to cover veterans' health care needs," Gorman said. "We also urge the president to fulfill his pledge to include advance appropriations for veterans health care in his budget submission."

A top priority for the DAV and other groups is passage of the recently introduced Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act. The measure would authorize Congress to approve VA medical care appropriations one year in advance of the start of each fiscal year. The legislation also would add needed transparency to the process by having the Government Accountability Office review and report on the VA budget request.

"This budget reform legislation would ensure sufficient, timely and predictable funding for veterans' health care. It has the added benefit of making government more efficient, transparent and accountable. These are three key elements that President Obama, Congress and veterans all agree are needed in these challenging times. And if enacted in conjunction with the fiscal year 2010 budget, advance appropriations for 2011 would not add one dime to the 2010 deficit," Gorman said.

The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans, a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932, represents this nation's disabled veterans. It is dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for our nation's disabled veterans and their families. For more information, visit the organization's Web site, Disabled American Veterans


You have GOT to see this:

The Hill


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was the first to announce Wednesday afternoon that the president won’t pursue such a proposal.

She told veterans that Obama decided to scrap the proposal “Based on the respect that President Obama has for our nation’s veterans and the principled concerns expressed by veterans’ leaders.”

For the second time in a week, representatives from prominent veterans organizations went to the White House on Wednesday to meet with the White House chief of staff to discuss VA budget issues.

Jim King, the national executive director for American Veterans (AMVETS), said that the meeting with Rahm Emanuel lasted all of 15 minutes and that the health insurance issue was the only topic discussed. The representatives of the 11 veterans organizations told Emanuel they were not willing to back down, and the chief of staff told them that he thought the issue was “off the table,” but that he needed to talk to Obama.

Gutting the proposal is the “right move to make, because it could have caused too many hardships for veterans,” King said.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said in a statement on Wednesday that the president wants to continue a “constructive partnership” with veterans and military organizations and “is grateful” to those organizations who have worked “in good faith” with him on the budget proposal.

On Monday the organizations’ representatives met with the president, but that meeting led to public outcry over what some veterans perceived as a move by the president to still consider the proposal despite opposition.

Veterans groups were enraged over the proposal, charging that it would discourage employers from hiring disabled veterans by raising the premiums insurance companies would charge. They also argue that the plan could jeopardize health insurance for entire families.

Veterans groups also argued that the VA is abdicating its responsibility to veterans.

“We are pleased that [the president] has heard our concerns and taken them to heart,” said Disabled American Veterans (DAV) executive director David Gorman. “Now that this ill-advised proposal is off the table, the DAV looks forward to working with the administration and Congress on crafting a good budget that will include sufficient appropriated dollars to cover veterans’ healthcare needs.”

Obama may not be off the hook with veterans yet. Another possible battle is brewing over the issue of advance appropriations for veterans’ medical care. Veterans see the Obama administration backtracking on an Obama campaign promise to fund medical care a year in advance, rather than just on an annual basis.





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

This was too easy. There has to be something else going on. They will sneak this into some other legislation, or take some other devious action to get what they want pushed through. Damn Obama for even suggesting it! I still think we should keep an eye on this. Obama is notorious for slipping legislation in under the cover of darkness. Obama and his minions in Washington are like a Magician and his assistants. “Watch this hand while I do what I don’t want to see with the other”


Are Secret Service men considered part of the Armed Forces? Maybe they would think twice about taking a bullet if this passed.

I know they have to phrase the press releases that way but it sure sounds like the victim thanking the robber for not pistol whipping them. I suspect there is a draft version of that release that isn’t so complimentary.

It was a message. And an unmistakable, unsubtle one, at that. The message was...”this is what it ‘could’ be like if you don’t play nice with us”.

Obama never gives up on an idea....people who have dealt with him know this. He is sneaky and immoral and deceitful. He has no moral code. None!

We must NEVER forget what these slimey, unappreciative, traitorous bastards were ready to do to those who have fought, bled, and suffered for our nation, our liberty, and way of life...we must NEVER forget!

I will Never forget that Obama tried this and was serious about it...I will never forget how he feels about the troops and the nation.

I will Never forget how he has shown his contempt for our Veterans and our troops.

I will never forget that these despicable creatures tried to do this. The fact that the idea was able to get this far is reprehensible.

I will Never forget.

"Let it be known that he who wears the military order of the purple heart has given of his blood in the defense of his homeland and shall forever be revered by his countrymen." —George Washington



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:55 AM | Comments (20)


Good News ....DOD Brass Ban LIfted



Feds undercut ammo supply

But Defense policy reversed after intervention by 2 Montana senators

wnd

Responding to two Democratic senators representing outraged private gun owners, the Department of Defense announced last night it has scrapped a new policy that would deplete the supply of ammunition by requiring destruction of fired military cartridge brass.

The policy already had taken a bite out of the nation's stressed ammunition supply, leaving arms dealers scrambling to find ammo for private gun owners.

Mark Cunningham, a legislative affairs representative with the Defense Logistics Agency, explained in an e-mail last night to the office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., that the Department of Defense had placed small arms cartridge cases on its list of sensitive munitions items as part of an overall effort to ensure national security is not jeopardized in the sale of any Defense property.

The small arms cases were identified as a senstive item and were held pending review of policy, he said.

"Upon review, the Defense Logistics Agency has determined the cartridge cases could be appropriately placed in a category of government property allowing for their release for sale," Cunningham wrote.
The Defense Department liaison was responding to a letter yesterday to the Defense Logistic Agency's Vice Admiral Alan S. Thompson from Tester and fellow Montana Democrat Sen. Max Baucus. The senators argued "prohibiting the sale of fired military brass would reduce the supply of ammunition – preventing individual gun owners from fully exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. We urge you to address this situation promptly."

One of the companies that brought attention to the issue is Georgia Arms, which for the last 15 years has been purchasing fired brass casings from the Department of Defense and private government surplus liquidators.

The military collects the discarded casings from fired rounds, then sells them through liquidators to companies like Georgia Arms that remanufacture the casings into ammunition for the law enforcement and civilian gun owner communities.

But earlier this month, Georgia Arms received a canceled order, informed by its supplier that the government now requires fired brass casings be mutilated, in other words, destroyed to a scrap metal state.

The policy change, handed down from the Department of Defense through the Defense Logistics Agency, cut a supply leg out from underneath ammunition manufacturers.

The policy compelled Georgia Arms to cancel all sales of .223 and .308 ammunition, rounds used, respectively, in semi-automatic and deer hunting rifles, until further notice. Sharch Manufacturing, Inc. had announced the same cancellation of its .223 and .308 brass reloading components.

"They just reclassified brass to allow destruction of it, based on what?" Georgia Arms owner Larry Haynie asked WND. "We've been 'going green' for the last dozen years, and brass is one of the most recyclable materials out there. A cartridge case can be used over and over again. And now we're going to destroy it based on what? We don't want the civilian public to have it? It's a government injustice."


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The Firearm Blog

It looks like the ban has been lifted. Brass casing sold for domestic use will not require mutilation.

from Georgia Arms


" A hardy congratulation is due to our loyal customers, our good friends, and our fellow shooting enthusiasts through out this great nation! Due to the diligent and overwhelming effort of many thousands of you, calling, writing, and emailing our elected officials, DOD Surplus, LLC, has rescinded its prior directive that ALL small arms spent casings be mutilated rather than recycled. This was a huge victory for common sense and we would like to thank each and every person who made an effort and played a role in correcting this mistake. We at Georgia Arms are proud of everyone who took the time and had the courage to stand up for our rights. We believe, that by your outpouring of anger and dismay, you not only extended our liberty and freedoms but also took a stand for economic common sense in a time when we know our government should be trying to reduce costs at all levels rather than throwing money away for some politically correct reason or the other. Again, our hat is off to everyone who helped and thanks to God as well. We will roll up our sleeves and go back to work; we have 223’s and 308’s to build! We will start shipping backorders today. "

(This was pertaining to an outstanding bid on a lot of brass that we won prior to the mutilation order. DOD sent us a bill for the brass after we had refused it due to the mutilation requirements. DOD on Monday sent us a bill for the brass and when we responded that we had already refused it due to the mutilation clause, we received this reply via email.)
Word came down that all shells 50 caliber or smaller CAN still be purchased without the mutilation requirement as long as kept in the US."

More from The Firearm Blog.....

- Prior to 11/2008, Demil B items required no mutilation for sale to the public. That policy changed in November, but several exceptions were granted. Expended munitions brass was one of those given a waiver.

- Enter the new administration. Since Demil B category items had been given a broad, general label as “national security sensitive” someone above the DRMS (likely in the DLA) reviewed the policy and immediately went with a CYA policy and yanked all exemptions. No thoughts or considerations were given to the implications of this policy change, but this directive was issued to DOD Surplus effective immediately last week.

- Shit storm blows up as a result. In particular, the letters, phone calls, and emails to our legislators, the media, and anyone else who would listen caused this policy to be review post haste.

- As of this morning our company was informed that expended munitions brass will now be reclassified as Demil Q –– which requires no mutilation unless sold to a foreign country.


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

All little things and large, that are the basic strengths of this Republic are now under sage.

Nicholas reminded me about something. The comedian Pat Paulsen, a regular on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, first announced he was running for President in 1968 as the candidate for the Straight Talking American Government (STAG) Party. Throughout the campaign he repeatedly described himself as the "common ordinary simple savior of America's destiny." Other campaign slogans he used included "We cannot stand pat," "We can be decisive, probably," "United we sit," and "If elected, I will win." He responded to all criticism with the phrase "Picky, picky, picky."


Paulsen declared that "issues have no place in a presidential campaign." However, he did announce a position on a few issues. For instance, on the issue of gun control he favored letting everyone have guns but locking up the bullets.


Is that weird he would say that or what!




........Thank you Mark and Tom for sending this information to me. They both go together so well and make a good post on this. I am learning so much!!! I never knew about all of this before.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Tom
US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces
1970-72



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:50 AM | Comments (9)


How Pilots Should Talk ~ Don't Miss This One! LMAO




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

This is hilarious, I love it. Enjoy!


.....Thank you BobF, for sending this to me.

BobF
SMSgt, USAF
1973 - 1999


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:48 AM | Comments (4)


Gun Advocates Ready for Battle on Federal Assault Weapons Ban



Gun Advocates Ready for Battle on Federal Assault Weapons Ban

FOX news

Get ready for a gunfight.

Attorney General Eric Holder is using the drug violence in Mexico to "confuse and mislead" Americans in an attempt to reinstate the expired Federal Assault Weapons Ban, gun advocates claim.

Holder revealed his intention to reinstate the ban last month while announcing more than 700 arrests in connection with a crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the United States.

"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to re-institute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder said. "I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum."
Holder said reinstating the ban would decrease the flow of guns from the U.S. into Mexico. He declined to offer a timeframe for any re-implementation; Justice Department spokesman Matt Miller also declined comment on Tuesday.

But Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, told FOXNews.com that Holder's "argument in general is bizarre."

"It's a delusion to say that diminishing the Second Amendment in America is somehow going to stop these ruthless drug cartels in Mexico."
LaPierre called on Holder and Justice Department officials to uphold existing laws and focus on increasing enforcement along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border, rather than consider additional legislation.
"The answer is to enforce the law on both sides of the border," LaPierre said. "I reject the notion that the reenactment of that ban would have any impact on the Mexican drug cartels."
LaPierre, referring to the drug-related violence that killed more than 6,200 people in Mexico last year, accused Holder of trying to "put a failed political agenda on the back of a national tragedy."

Signed into law by President Clinton in 1994, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban prohibited the sale of ammunition clips with more than 10 rounds and 19 types of semi-automatic military-style guns, including AK-47s and AR-15s. The ban expired in 2004, and a 10-year extension proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was voted down.

Michael Hammond, spokesman for the Gun Owners of America, said he was not surprised by Holder's comments.

"We expected the Obama administration, contrary to promises made during the campaign, to do everything it can to go after us," Hammond said. "It's no surprise to us that [Holder] is using a crisis as an argument to achieving his policy goals."

During a House subcommittee hearing last week, Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, warned against making U.S. gun owners "scapegoats" for the Mexican crisis.

"The message here is clear: According to some, the violence in Mexico is not the fault of the drug cartels or their American customers, nor is it the fault of decades of Mexican government corruption," Cox said in prepared remarks.
"In their view, the fault lies with American gun owners. This is an outrageous assertion."
Authorities should ramp up border security and continue targeting so-called straw buyers who do the cartels' "dirty work," Cox said.

But Tom Diaz, senior policy analyst at the Violence Policy Center, testified at the subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs on Thursday that the U.S. civilian gun market is fueling violence in Mexico and on both sides of its border.

"If one set out to design a 'legal' market conducive to the business of funneling guns to criminals, one would be hard-pressed to come up with a 'better' system that the U.S. civilian gun market -- short of simply selling guns directly to criminals from manufacturer and importer inventories," Diaz said in prepared remarks.
"The U.S. gun market not only makes gun trafficking in military-style weapons easy, it practically compels that traffic because of the gun market's loose regulations and the gun industry's ruthless design choices over the last several decades."

Citing February 2008 congressional testimony of William Hoover, assistant director of field operations at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)...

Diaz said military-style weapons like the Barrett .50-caliber rifle, the Colt AR-15 .223-caliber assault rifle and the AK-47 are "precisely the makes and models of firearms that have been carefully designed, manufactured or imported and heavily marketed over the last 20 years by the U.S. civilian gun industry."

More than 7,770 guns sold in the U.S. were traced to Mexico last year, up from 3,300 in 2007 and roughly 2,100 in 2006, according to ATF statistics. It was not immediately clear what percentage of those guns fell under the United States' federal assault weapons ban.

Diaz also cited ATF tracing data that shows Mexican drug cartels receive between 90 and 95 percent of their firearms from the United States.

Along with measures such as targeting Texas, Arizona and California -- the three primary states where firearms are illegally smuggled into Mexico -- Diaz called for the implementation of an "effective" federal assault weapons ban modeled on a bill introduced in 2007 by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y.

Diaz said manufacturers continued to sell assault weapons throughout the ban by making minor design changes. He also called for the passage of a bill introduced by Feinstein during the last session of Congress that would regulate .50-caliber sniper rifles under the National Firearms Act.

Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers like Alaska Sen. Mark Begich and Montana Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester have already informed Holder that they'll vigorously oppose any new gun restrictions the Obama administration may be considering.

In a letter to Holder shortly after his comments, all three senators urged the Justice Department to focus on enforcing existing laws.

And Arizona state Sen. Jonathan Paton, who testified at last week's hearing, said additional gun laws are just not the answer.

"It would actually hurt the problem rather than help it," Paton, a Republican, said of re-instituting the federal assault weapons ban. "They're not giving us the resources on the laws that we already have on the books. What makes me think they're going to give us the resources for new laws?"

Paton cited Mexico's far stricter gun laws as proof that new domestic laws in the United States won't deter criminals intent on trafficking arms.

"It's not going to solve the problem you have with M-16s and AK-47s; they're already banned and they're already going into Mexico at a feverish pace," Paton told FOXNews.com. "The day they start taking their border security as serious as we do, Mexico will cut down tremendously on its amount of guns."





Important Message From NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W. Cox on Attorney General Holder's Recent Remarks Supporting Reinstatement of the Failed 1994 Gun and Magazine Ban


Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Today in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, 65 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congressman Mike Ross (D-AR), expressed their opposition to the reinstatement of the failed 1994 ban on semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines. These congressmen cited numerous studies that proved the 1994 ban was ineffective, and they strongly urged Attorney General Holder to stop his effort and instead focus on the enforcement of existing gun laws.

NRA would like to thank Congressman Ross for his leadership on this effort. We will continue to work with Members of Congress from both parties on this important issue.

This is a 6 page pdf mostly with signatures and names.



Beck & Wayne LaPierre ( NRA ) discuss gun control and the 2nd Amendment on March 18, 2009





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

“there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make...”

What a load of baloney.

They want to infringe on the rights of Americans to lower crime in Mexico???? Good grief! I think its another created crisis to use as an excuse to institute their commie plans. But then an oath and the Constitution mean nothing to these people.

Eric Holder wants to take away the very weapons that we need to defend ourselves from the murderous criminals who are invading our nation. The feds refuse to deploy forces to the border to control it, they refuse to build the fence to keep bad people out, and they want us to give up our ability to defend ourselves from said invaders. I guess this is “change we can believe in”. Eric Holder can go suck a lemon.

How is disarming Texans going to protect them agains Mexican armed to the teeth coming across our undefended border!


......Thank you Lynn for sending this to me.



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Marxist Preacher Jim Wallis is Obama's Newest Spiritual Advisor


According to the Reverend Jim Wallis, who is a leader of the religious left, “If you want to understand where Barack gets his feeling and rhetoric from, just look at Jeremiah Wright.




Barack Obama’s Newest Spiritual Advisor

Frontpage Mag.

Now that he no longer draws spiritual succor from Jeremiah Wright—the America-hating, racist demagogue who served as his pastor and spiritual mentor for twenty years—Barack Obama has turned elsewhere for guidance in the task of carrying out his political duties while remaining true to his religious values.

The most notable of his spiritual advisors today is his friend of many years, Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of the Sojourners organization. Says Wallis, “We’ve [he and Obama] been talking faith and politics for a long time.”

Who is Jim Wallis? According to The New York Times, Wallis “leans left on some issues” but overall is a “centrist, social justice” kind of guy. But a closer look at Wallis’s background reveals him to be nearly as radical, if better at disguising the fact, as Jeremiah Wright.

As a teenager in the 1960s, Wallis joined the civil rights movement and the anti-Vietnam War movement. His participation in peace protests nearly resulted in his expulsion from the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois, a Christian seminary where he was then enrolled. While at Trinity, Wallis founded an anti-capitalism magazine called the Post-American, which identified wealth redistribution and government-managed economies as the keys to achieving “social justice”—a term that, as educator/journalist Barry Loberfeld has pointed out, is essentially “code for communism.”

In 1971, the 23-year-old Wallis and his Post-American colleagues changed the name of their publication to Sojourners, and in the mid-1970s they moved their base of operation from Chicago to Washington, DC, where Wallis has served as Sojourners’ editor (and leader of the eponymous organization) ever since.

Advocating America’s transformation into a socialist nation, Sojourners’ “statement of faith” exhorted people to “refuse to accept [capitalist] structures and assumptions that normalize poverty and segregate the world by class.” According to Sojourners, “gospel faith transforms our economics, gives us the power to share our bread and resources, welcomes all to the table of God’s provision, and provides a vision for social revolution.”

As one of its first acts, Sojourners formed a commune in the Washington, DC neighborhood of Southern Columbia Heights, where members shared their finances and participated in various activist campaigns that centered on attacking U.S. foreign policy, denouncing American “imperialism,” and extolling Marxist revolutionary movements in the Third World.

Giving voice to Sojourners’ intense anti-Americanism, Jim Wallis called the U.S. “the great power, the great seducer, the great captor and destroyer of human life, the great master of humanity and history in its totalitarian claims and designs.”

In parallel with his magazine’s stridently antiwar position during the Seventies, Wallis championed the cause of communism. Forgiving communism’s brutal standard-bearers in Vietnam and Cambodia the most abominable of atrocities, Wallis was, by contrast, unsparing in his execration of American military efforts. He demanded greater levels of “social justice” in the allegedly oppressive U.S., but was silent on the subject of the murderous rampages of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. In fact, several Sojourners editorials attempted to exculpate the Khmer Rouge of the charges of genocide, instead shifting blame squarely onto the United States.

Following the 1979 refugee crisis in Vietnam, Wallis lashed out at the desperate masses fleeing North Vietnam’s Communist forces by boat. These refugees, as Wallis saw it, had been “inoculated” by capitalist influences during the war and were absconding “to support their consumer habit in other lands.” Wallis then admonished critics against pointing to the boat people to “discredit” the righteousness of Vietnam’s newly victorious Communist regime.

Wallis blamed America alone for the political tensions of the Cold War era. “At each step in the Cold War,” he wrote in November 1982, “the U.S. was presented with a choice between very different but equally plausible interpretations of Soviet intentions, each of which would have led to very different responses. At every turn, U.S. policy-makers have chosen to assume the very worst about their Soviet counterparts.”

Actively embracing liberation theology, Wallis and Sojourners in the 1980s rallied to the cause of Communist regimes that had seized power in Latin America with the promise of bringing about the revolutionary restructuring of society. Particularly attractive for the ministry’s religious activists was the Communist Sandinista dictatorship that took power in Nicaragua in 1979.

Wallis embarked on an editorial crusade in Sojourners to undercut public support for a confrontational U.S. foreign policy toward the spread of Communism there and elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere. Moreover, he invited the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) —the public relations arm of the El Salvadoran terrorist group the FMLN—to take part in a number of initiatives with Sojourners.

Steadfast advocates of the nuclear freeze movement of the 1980s, Sojourners activists maintained that a U.S. nuclear buildup was “an intolerable evil” irreconcilably at odds with Christian teaching, and that “[t]he Reagan Administration remains the chief obstacle to the first step in stopping the arms race.”

While assailing Reagan’s defense buildup, Sojourners downplayed the threat posed by the Soviet Union, chastising U.S. policy-makers for their tendency “to assume the very worst about their Soviet counterparts.”

In 1995 Wallis founded Call to Renewal, a coalition of religious groups united in the purpose of advocating, in religious terms, for leftist economic agendas such as tax hikes and wealth redistribution to promote “social justice.”

To this day, Wallis remains fiercely opposed to capitalism and the free-market system.

“Our systems have failed the poor and they have failed the earth,” Wallis has said. “They have failed the creation.”

Wallis continues to lament “all the bad stuff in America—the poverty, the racism, the human rights violations, and always the wars … the arrogance, self-righteousness, materialism, and ignorance [about] the rest of the world, the habitual ignoring of the ones that God says we can’t [ignore], the ones Jesus calls the least of these.”

More than a mere religious leader, Wallis, a registered Democrat, is also an adroit political operative, publicly portraying himself as a politically neutral religious figure whose overriding allegiance is to God. Always with the disclaimer that neither major political party can claim authoritatively to represent the values of religious faith, Wallis nevertheless contends that Republican policies tend to be immoral and godless. For example, he and his ministry reviled welfare reform as a “mean-spirited Republican agenda” characterized by “hatred toward the poor.”

At the same time, Wallis actively works to promote Democratic causes. According to a March 10, 2007 Los Angeles Times report, Wallis has recently sought to re-brand traditional slogans of the religious right, like “pro-life,” to refer to such leftist agendas as working with AIDS victims in Africa or helping illegal immigrants in America achieve legal status so they can continue to live with their U.S.-born children.

But Wallis’s most passionate advocacy concerns Barack Obama. Wallis likens the new president to the Old Testament prophet Nehemiah, someone who “carefully surveyed the broken walls of the temple, called the people together to start the rebuilding and to ‘commit themselves to the common good.’”

The activist preacher further gushes that the Bush administration’s allegedly unenlightened national-security strategy will “now be replaced by the wisdom of the prophet Micah—that our security depends upon other people’s security,” thereby setting the stage for America’s “new relationship to the world.”

Immediately after Obama’s January 20th inauguration, a rejoicing Wallis told The Washington Times:

“My prayers for decades have been answered in this minute.” Subsequently echoing Michelle Obama’s infamous 2008 declaration, Wallis reported that Obama’s electoral victory had enabled him to feel “proud of my country for the first time in a very long time.” The country, meanwhile, may be properly concerned that the president has sought spiritual counsel from a figure as removed from the political mainstream as Jim Wallis.




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

"Jim Wallis called the U.S. “the great power, the great seducer, the great captor and destroyer of human life, the great master of humanity and history in its totalitarian claims and designs.”

How can one reason with a psychotic whack-job like this?

He's constructed a second reality, pronounced it "very good," has gone to "live there"; and will not rest content until all the rest of us are dragooned into living "there," too — evidently at the point of a gun barrel if necessary.

If a man can be judged by the friends he keeps, then Obama must be a psychotic whack-job himself.


Obvious bottom line with all of this, with anything to do with Barack Hussein Obama, he SEEKS out other communists like he is. His cabinet he has chosen is infested with them. I guess why not, since I prefer to associate with other conservatives. The difference is however, that my associations and friends are not wishing to destroy our country. And Obama and his ilk want to with all that is in them.

What I don't understand is why they want to live in America. I just don't get it. This asshole Jim Wallis says .....

"Wallis remains fiercely opposed to capitalism and the free-market system"

So since Wallis and Obama are opposed to these things why do they stay here. Why not go live in a country that has the agenda they would be more comfortable with.

The reason I am saying this is after thinking about it I have to believe this. Obama and Walls ( and the other communists/socialist/ Marxists in Obama's life) are such pure evil, that one could almost consider them soldiers of Satan. Men that have not sold their souls to the devil they never had one to begin with.

He should be judged by the friends he keeps, it goes directly to his judgement and worldview.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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Republicans Consider Legal Action To Overturn Obama's ACORN 2010 Census


Census is supposed to be free of politics, but ACORN is now participating in 2010 Census



Power Grab: Republicans Consider Legal Action To Overturn Pres. Obama's 2010 Census / Part 2 of 4


Here are the other videos about this: These are ALL sooooo oGOOD to watch and listen to what they have to say.:

Power Grab: Republicans Consider Legal Action To Overturn Pres. Obama's 2010 Census / Part 1 of 4

Power Grab: Republicans Consider Legal Action To Overturn Pres. Obama's 2010 Census / Part 3 of 4

Power Grab: Republicans Consider Legal Action To Overturn Pres. Obama's 2010 Census / Part 4 of 4




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

This is illegal and it has to be highly unconstitutional.

What a disaster Obama has brought. Acorn is a domestic terrorist agency supported by obamanation!

An organization charged with election fraud should not be handling elections.


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March 18, 2009

Obama Climate Plan Could Cost $2 Trillion




Obama climate plan could cost $2 trillion

The Washington Times


President Obama’s climate plan could cost industry close to $2 trillion, nearly three times the White House’s initial estimate of the so-called “cap-and-trade” legislation, according to Senate staffers who were briefed by the White House.

A top economic aide to Mr. Obama told a group of Senate staffers last month that the president’s climate-change plan would surely raise more than the $646 billion over eight years the White House had estimated publicly, according to multiple a number of staffers who attended the briefing Feb. 26.

“We all looked at each other like, ‘Wow, that’s a big number,’” said a top Republican staffer who attended the meeting along with between 50 and 60 other Democratic and Republican congressional aides.

The plan seeks to reduce pollution by setting a limit on carbon emissions and allowing businesses and groups to buy allowances, although exact details have not been released.

At the meeting, Jason Furman, a top Obama staffer, estimated that the president’s cap-and-trade program could cost up to three times as much as the administration’s early estimate of $646 billion over eight years. A study of an earlier cap-and-trade bill co-sponsored by Mr. Obama when he was a senator estimated the cost could top $366 billion a year by 2015.

A White House official did not confirm the large estimate, saying only that Obama aides previously had noted that the $646 billion estimate was “conservative.”

Mr. Obama and congressional Democratic leaders have made passing a climate-change bill a top priority. But Republican leaders and moderate to conservative Democrats have cautioned against levying increased fees on businesses while the economy is still faltering.

House Republican leaders blasted the costs in the new estimate.

"The last thing we need is a massive tax increase in a recession, but reportedly that's what the White House is offering: up to $1.9 trillion in tax hikes on every single American who drives a car, turns on a light switch or buys a product made in the United States," said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Minority Leader John A. Boehner. "And since this energy tax won't affect manufacturers in Mexico, India and China, it will do nothing but drive American jobs overseas."


VENEZUELA: Chavez calls for global offensive for socialism

"The environment is suffering damage that could be irreversible — global warming, the greenhouse effect, the melting of the polar ice caps, the rising sea level, hurricanes — with terrible social occurrences that will shake life on this planet."
"I believe this idea has a strong connection with reality. I don't think we have much time. Fidel Castro said in one of his speeches I read not so long ago, 'tomorrow could be too late, let's do now what we need to do'."
"I believe it is time that we take up with courage and clarity a political, social, collective and ideological offensive across the world — a real offensive that permits us to move progressively, over the next years, the next decades, leaving behind the perverse, destructive, destroyer, capitalist model and go forward in constructing the socialist model to avoid barbarism and beyond that the annihilation of life on this planet."

--Hugo Chavez, at the 16th World Festival of Youth and Students, held in Caracas on August 8-15, 2005




Wild Thing's comment.....

Al Queda is not the enemy as much as the freak in our Oval Office.

A trillion here, two trillion there, If you are not careful it could end up costing big money.



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Revenge of The White House Teleprompter ~ LOL


Mar. 17: Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen speaks as President Obama listens in the East Room of the White House.


Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen reads word for word a speech that Obama had just read from a teleprompter, while the president apparently thanked himself for the invitation.

FOX news

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address at a St. Patrick's Day celebration at the White House when he realized something sounded way too familiar. Turns out, he was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just given.

Cowen was set to speak twice at the White House on Tuesday night because there were two different parties going on at the executive mansion. No matter -- he would give the same speech to the two different audiences.

But Cowen was 20 seconds into his second address when it dawned on him that he was giving word for word the speech that Obama had just read from the same teleprompter.

Cowen stopped and looked back at the president to say, "That's your speech."

Obama laughed and returned to the podium to offer what might have been Cowen's remarks. In doing so, President Obama thanked President Obama for inviting everyone over.

Earlier, the president claimed an Irish ancestry to Ireland's leader and joked to Congress that his genealogy could have helped him as a once-unknown Chicago politician.


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

ROTFLMAO

Obama also put off the Brazilian president for a day and his administration misspelled his name. Then there was Gordon Brown. I wonder if Obama is going to able to succeed in offending every nation in the world at least once before the end of his first term. Let's see, he's offended 5 in his first 50 days...at that pace he might get to the majority of the nations.

OH and also note how he brings up his "genealogy ".


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Jackie Mason Defends Calling Obama "Schvartze"




Furor Over Jackie Mason Calling President Obama a 'Schvartza'

source

New York, NY

Comedian Jackie Mason used what some say is a racial epithet in describing President Barack Obama during his act Thursday night, infuriating at least several people in the crowd.

During a performance at Feinstein's at Loews Regency in NYC, Mason referred to Obama as a "schwartza" -- some say it's equivalent to the "N" word -- others say it's just part of the Yiddish culture and a literal translation of the word "Black." We're told one person walked out fuming, "He's more offensive to the Jews than Madoff tonight."
TMZ spoke with Mason by phone, and he was outraged at the criticism, saying, "I'm not going to defend myself. Chris Rock has told a lot more jokes about whites than I have against Blacks. What about the demeaning words Blacks say about Jews?"
Mason added, "If it's a racist society, the white people are the ones being persecuted because they have to defend themselves."
Mason called people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson "professional racists." Mason added, "I'm an old Jew. I was raised in a Jewish family where 'schwartza' was used. It's not a demeaning word and I'm not going to defend myself."
And there was this parting shot: "I'm more talented than Oprah Winfrey and look at how much she makes. I can't even make a living."

Rev. Al Sharpton sent a statement saying: "At this stage in Jackie's life and career he should get our prayers more than our responses. It is sad that maybe he forgot he used the same term against Mayor David Dinkins when he was elected the first African-American Mayor of New York City and got in trouble for it. As for him attacking me, maybe he forgot that he has had me on his TV show and has taken me to dinner and commended me for forgiving a white male who tried to kill me by stabbing me while I was leading a non-violent march. I'm sure Jackie just forgot."




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

Good grief, well he didn't call him a SOCIALIST! lMAO

This uproar about what Jackie said is stupid, THEY have a half black president they should be happy now and waiting for the "change" ( $$$$$ )

So I say God bless Jackie he did nothing wrong. He is a talented comedian and has brought laughter to the world.
I hope he doesn’t back down from the race hustling apology demanders.

I’m so tired of people who are looking to be insulted.

Jackie Mason, self-proclaimed "Ultimate Jew," speaks out on Barack Obama's lies.




....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.



Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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A Journey Back in Time



A commercial featuring the stars of Bonanza, Bewitched and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. showing off Chevrolet's 1965 range of vehicles.

See Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon, Robert Vaughn, Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead and Dick York on the Bonanza set.


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

This was a feel good video, I remember these TV shows, actors and cars too. giggle.


......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (4)


Obama Secretly Ends Program That Lets Pilots Carry Guns



Obama secretly ends program that lets pilots carry guns


The Washington Times

After the September 11 attacks, commercial airline pilots were allowed to carry guns if they completed a federal-safety program. No longer would unarmed pilots be defenseless as remorseless hijackers seized control of aircraft and rammed them into buildings.

Now President Obama is quietly ending the federal firearms program, risking public safety on airlines in the name of an anti-gun ideology.

The Obama administration this past week diverted some $2 million from the pilot training program to hire more supervisory staff, who will engage in field inspections of pilots.

This looks like completely unnecessary harassment of the pilots. The 12,000 Federal Flight Deck Officers, the pilots who have been approved to carry guns, are reported to have the best behavior of any federal law enforcement agency.

Since Mr. Obama's election, pilots have told us that the approval process for letting pilots carry guns on planes slowed significantly. Last week the problem went from bad to worse. Federal Flight Deck Officers - the pilots who have been approved to carry guns - indicate that the approval process has stalled out.

Pilots cannot openly speak about the changing policies for fear of retaliation from the Transportation Security Administration. Pilots who act in any way that causes a “loss of confidence” in the armed pilot program risk criminal prosecution as well as their removal from the program. Despite these threats, pilots in the Federal Flight Deck Officers program have raised real concerns in multiple interviews.

Arming pilots after Sept. 11 was nothing new. Until the early 1960s, American commercial passenger pilots on any flight carrying U.S. mail were required to carry handguns. Indeed, U.S. pilots were still allowed to carry guns until as recently as 1987. There are no records that any of these pilots (either military or commercial) ever causing any significant problems.

Screening of airplane passengers is hardly perfect. While armed marshals are helpful, the program covers less than 3 percent of the flights out of Washington D.C.'s three airports and even fewer across the country. Sky marshals are costly and quit more often than other law-enforcement officers.

Armed pilots are a cost-effective backup layer of security. Terrorists can only enter the cockpit through one narrow entrance, and armed pilots have some time to prepare themselves as hijackers penetrate the strengthened cockpit doors. With pilots, we have people who are willing to take on the burden of protecting the planes for free. About 70 percent of the pilots at major American carriers have military backgrounds.

Frankly, as a matter of pure politics, we cannot understand what the administration is thinking. Nearly 40 House Democrats are in districts were the NRA is more popular than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. We can't find any independent poll in which the public is demanding that pilots disarm. Why does this move make sense?

Only anti-gun extremists and terrorist recruits are worried about armed pilots. So why is the Obama administration catering to this tiny lobby at the expense of public safety?



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

Has Hussein Obama done anything that does not harm the country ? sheesh!

Terrorists are now celebrating and suffering an abundance of riches so they really don’t know what to do first. The Obama administration is the best thing that ever happened to them.

So Obama's deal is let's make it easy for the terrorists! Let these pilots be sitting ducks. No one should have guns to protect themselves or others!

Then should also completely disarm Air Force One. Obama is neutering our Country on a daily basis and getting away with it!



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Will Russia Test Obama's Doctrine?




Will Russia Test Obama's Doctrine?

Investors Business Daily

As the 25th anniversary of the invasion of Grenada nears, Russia is contemplating permanent bases in the Western Hemisphere. Once again, there's a bear in the woods.

On the morning of Oct. 25, 1983, America's armed forces invaded the island of Grenada. The Marxist regime of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop had been overthrown by the even harder-line communist Bernard Coard just 12 days earlier.

We were enforcing the Reagan and Monroe doctrines forbidding foreign bases in our hemisphere.

Coard gave every indication he would continue transforming Grenada into a Soviet-Cuban base. The lives of nearly 1,000 American medical students were in jeopardy. Cuban troops roamed the island. And then there was the matter of that 10,000-foot runway the Cubans were building — a runway long enough to accommodate Soviet bombers and not likely to be used for a sudden influx of Western tourists.

An increasingly belligerent Russia may be about to again test President Obama, as Vice President Joe Biden predicted in the campaign.

On Saturday, Maj. Gen. Anatoly Zhikharev, chief of staff of the Russian air force's long-range aviation, announced that Venezuela's thug in chief, Hugo Chavez, had offered the Venezuelan island of La Orchila as a temporary base for Russian strategic bombers.

"There is such a proposal on the part of the Venezuelan president. Chavez proposed to us a whole island with an airfield that we can use for temporary basing of strategic bombers," Zhikharev told the Interfax news agency. "If there is a relevant political decision, then the use of the island by the Russian air force is possible."

Zhikharev noted that in 2008 he had been to La Orchila, 110 miles from Venezuela's north central coast, where the Venezuelan navy has its Antonio Diaz Naval Air Station. With "minor reconstruction," he said, the airfield there could accept fully loaded Russian strategic bombers. Orchila's runway is listed at 9,843 feet and is unpaved.

Zhikharev added that Cuba also has facilities that are ideal for use by Russian bombers on long-range patrols. "There are four or five airfields in Cuba with 4,000-meter-long (13,000-foot) runways, which absolutely suit us," he said.

Last September, two nuclear-capable Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers arrived in Venezuela after a 13-hour flight from their Russian base. These aircraft can carry 12 cruise missiles that can be fitted with nuclear warheads. They landed at the military air base Libertador in Palo Negro, 68 miles from Caracas, the day before the anniversary of 9/11. The base has a 10,400-foot runway.

Late last year, a Russian flotilla led by the Kirov-class Peter the Great, a nuclear-powered heavy missile cruiser, paid a visit to conduct exercises with the Venezuelan navy. The ship, armed with SS-N-19 Shipwreck long-range anti-ship missiles, sailed in an area where nine out of every 14 barrels of imported oil, even some Alaskan oil, must transit.

During his confirmation hearings last July, Gen. Norton Schwartz, nominated by President Bush to be Air Force chief of staff, commented on the possible basing of Russian strategic bombers in the Caribbean.

"I think we should stand strong and indicate that that is something which crosses a threshold, crosses a red line for the United States of America," he said.

That was then, this is now.

Will President Obama draw a red line? Within hours of Obama's election, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev tested him by threatening to deploy SS-26 Iskander missiles in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad between our NATO allies Poland and Lithuania.

Medvedev said he would reconsider if we dropped our plans to deploy missile defense systems in Poland and the Czech Republic meant to intercept Iranian missiles. Obama's administration has indicated a willingness to do just that and trade U.S. security for Russian promises.

Some will say this is a nonstory and point out that the Kremlin later explained that Zhikharev spoke "hypothetically." But the Kremlin let him speak to Russia's Interfax so that the word would get to us and make us think.

Obama and Medvedev are scheduled to meet in London on April 2.

Will Obama tell Medvedev to not even think about it? Or will he once again say let's make a deal?




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

Obama doctrine what is that Appeasement before Surrender ???

Obama is a hologram in front of a teleprompter and could not get a clue if it was a post it note stuck on his forehead.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (6)


Drug Cartels' New Weaponry Means War



Police officers drive past a burning police vehicle in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. In a three-week period, five grenade attacks were launched on police patrols and stations.






Drug cartels' new weaponry means war

Los Angeles Times

Narcotics traffickers are acquiring firepower more appropriate to an army -- including grenade launchers and antitank rockets -- and the police are feeling outgunned.

Reporting from Zihuatanejo, Mexico, and Mexico City -- It was a brazen assault, not just because it targeted the city's police station, but for the choice of weapon: grenades.

The Feb. 21 attack on police headquarters in coastal Zihuatanejo, which injured four people, fit a disturbing trend of Mexico's drug wars. Traffickers have escalated their arms race, acquiring military-grade weapons, including hand grenades, grenade launchers, armor-piercing munitions and antitank rockets with firepower far beyond the assault rifles and pistols that have dominated their arsenals.


These groups appear to be taking advantage of a robust global black market and porous borders, especially between Mexico and Guatemala. Some of the weapons are left over from the wars that the United States helped fight in Central America, U.S. officials said.

"There is an arms race between the cartels," said Alberto Islas, a security consultant who advises the Mexican government.
"One group gets rocket-propelled grenades, the other has to have them."

There are even more ominous developments: Authorities reported three thefts of several hundred pounds of blasting material from industrial explosives plants in Durango during a four-day period last month. Authorities believe the material may have been destined for car bombs or remotely detonated roadside devices, which have been used with devastating effect in Iraq, killing more than 1,822 members of U.S.-led forces since the war there began nearly six years ago.

The Mexican army has recovered most of the material, and there has been no reported use of such devices.

Grenades or military-grade weapons have been reported in at least 10 Mexican states during the last six months, used against police headquarters, city halls, a U.S. consulate, TV stations and senior Mexican officials. In a three-week period ended March 6, five grenade attacks were launched on police patrols and stations and the home of a commander in the south-central state of Michoacan. Other such attacks occurred in five other states during the same period.

At least one grenade attack north of the border, at a Texas nightclub frequented by U.S. police officers, has been tied to Mexican traffickers.

It is a long article , you can read the rest of it here.......



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


Good grief, all the way into Durango, the only Durango I konw of is Durango, Colorado. These gangs are coming further and further into other States. I don't want them in ANY City or State in our country.

This is a DRUG war. But Obama and Holder are using it for something else. Holder/Obama are gonna try to punish American citizens for the crimes happening in another nation!

The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today. "As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters.
Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.
"I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum." Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.


....Thank you Horace for sending this to me.


Horace Smith
Pvt. E-1, USAR
1956-1964


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM | Comments (6)


"Embracing of Shariah?" Commentary by Gaffney





GAFFNEY COMMENTARY: Embracing of Shariah?

The Washington Times

by Frank Gaffney Jr.

March 17

Obama on Friday reiterated for the umpteenth time his determination to develop a “new relationship” with the Muslim world. On this occasion, the audience were the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Unfortunately, it increasingly appears that, in so doing, he will be embracing the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood - an organization dedicated to promoting the theo-political-legal program authoritative Islam calls Shariah and that has the self-described mission of “destroying Western civilization from within.”
As part of Mr. Obama's “Respect Islam” campaign, he will travel to Turkey in early April. While there, he will not only pay tribute to an Islamist government that has systematically wrested every institution from the secular tradition of Kemal Ataturk and put the country squarely on the path to Islamification. He will also participate in something called the “Alliance of Civilizations.”

The Alliance is a United Nations-sponsored affair that reflects - as, increasingly do most things the United Nations is involved in - the views of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). The OIC is made up of 57 Muslim-majority nations. Thanks to support from Saudi Arabia and its proxies, the Muslim Brotherhood has become a driving force within the Conference and their agendas largely coincide.

For example, in 2005 a communique issued after a summit in Mecca declared:

“The Conference underlined the need to collectively endeavor to reflect the noble Islamic values, counter Islamophobia, defamation of Islam and its values and desecration of Islamic holy sites, and to effectively coordinate with states as well as regional and international institutions and organizations to urge them to criminalize this phenomenon as a form of racism.”

Ominously, as part of its bid to “criminalize” Islamophobia, the OIC is seeking “deterrent punishments.” It insists that not only freedom of expression but all human rights be circumscribed by the OIC's 1990 Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, which concludes with the caveat that, “All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Shariah.” Translation: Liberties enshrined in the United Nations' foundational Universal Declaration of Human Rights are largely rendered null and void.

The demand that no criticism of Islam be permitted is the pre-eminent feature of the Muslim Brotherhood's efforts in the West. In fact, it is but the leading edge of the Brothers' bid to suppress public awareness of the threat posed by their program in societies that pride themselves on religious tolerance, thereby facilitating seditious penetration and influence operations by the Shariah-adherent.

A playbook for the latter can be found in a publication issued last fall by the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project being aggressively promoted to the Obama administration and Congress by a number of its non-Muslim participants. Notably, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recently effusively presented to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the Project's book titled “Changing Course: A New Direction for U.S. Relations with the Muslim World.” Former Minnesota Rep. Vin Weber did the same at Grover Norquist's weekly meeting of conservative activists last week.

Underwritten largely by George Soros' and other left-wing foundations, “Changing Course” seems to reflect predominantly the recommendations of groups the government has established are Muslim Brotherhood fronts, such as the Islamic Society of North America and the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Both are represented in the Engagement Project's “Leadership Group.”

Accordingly, its book calls for:

* “Engagement with groups that have clearly demonstrated a commitment to nonviolent participation in politics” (read, the Brotherhood).

* “Not equat[ing] reform with secularism, nor ... assum[ing] that reformers who advocate some form of Shariah as the basis for the rule of law will inevitably abuse human rights or adopt anti-American policies.”

* “Not supply[ing] additional ammunition to extremists by linking the term 'Islam' or key tenets of the religion of Islam with the actions of extremist or terrorist groups.”

* Launching “an education program comparable in scale” to “the more than $7 billion” invested in the “post-Sputnik U.S. commitment to math and science education” to “education on Islam and Muslims, sustained over a decade or more, focused on teacher training and curriculum in middle and high schools, and colleges.”

Emboldened by the promise of this influence operation and the apparent willingness of the Obama administration to embrace the Muslim Brotherhood's agenda - in part, if not in its entirety - the organization's assorted fronts in America are becoming ever more audacious.

In response to a long-overdue decision taken by the FBI last year to terminate “sensitivity training” of its agents by one of the most prominent of these fronts, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), assorted Brotherhood groups and operatives reportedly intend to announce that Muslims will henceforth cease any and all cooperation with U.S. law enforcement until CAIR is rehabilitated.

Such a step would call into question the patriotism of the many Muslims in America who do not embrace the Brotherhood's Shariah agenda - something that would, presumably, be as offensive to them as it would be troubling to the rest of us. It could also expose those engaged in it to criminal charges of “misprision of felony,” conspiring to withhold information from the authorities concerning terrorist operations and activities in the Muslim community.

The message should go forth: Friends of the Muslim Brotherhood are no friends of America. We follow their guidance at our peril.


Wild Thing's comment......

The commentary uses the term "Islamophobia" which of course will be the newest form of racism/phobia that will probably be made into a hate crime.

Obama is determined to fill his dance card while America burns.

If there should be any Obama supporters reading this - am wondering at what point, do you feel 'fear'; if not 'fear and loathing', or perhaps feel, just an inkling that you have been had - and that there may be a serious price to pay here?


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:42 AM | Comments (5)


Obama and His Wife and OUR Military and Veterans


I got this from the front page of Rush's website yestersay.


From Rush's website

Now, there's a companion story to this. Obama is thinking about making veterans foot the bill for their health care regarding injuries they received in combat. He wants to go after our Veterans! I am outraged, others are outraged as well. We as Americans must always honor the contract with America's men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend and protect this country, its people, and its Constitution.
At some point, not only are they going to get rid of the ceiling on taxing people's Social Security benefits on all their income, leveling the FICA tax on all income, they are going to start counting employer provided health care benefits as income. This is exactly what they're going to do. They're outta money, they don't have any money; they are going to raise taxes on everybody.
Here is the story from Bill McGurn in the Wall Street Journal. Apparently, Michelle (My Belle) Obama, the First Lady, went to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. "By choosing Fort Bragg for her first official trip outside the capital last Thursday, Michelle Obama signaled that she will use her position as First Lady to promote one of America's most deserving causes: our military families. Plainly the families loved it. Just look at the smiles on those children as she read them 'The Cat in the Hat.' So it was just a little disconcerting the next morning to hear the First Lady explain how she came to this issue during last year's campaign. 'I think I was like most Americans,' she told ABC News. 'Pretty oblivious to the life of military families. Sort of taking it for granted.'" I just don't believe this. She's admitting she was oblivious to the life of military families, and then has the gall to tell the rest of us that so are we, when we are not oblivious to the lives of military families.
So while she's out touring Fort Bragg, North Carolina, reading the Cat in the Hat to the children of military personnel and acting like all of a sudden she's just now in the campaign. She's just started to love her country in the campaign, she just started to be proud of her country and it was only during the campaign that she finally figured out what military family life is like while her husband is mulling eliminating government-paid health care benefits for wounds and injuries suffered in combat! I thought it was talk radio that was ginning up all this anger and angst and so forth.
This is outrageous from Michelle. What Barack Obama is doing is OUTRAGEOUS! It is disingenuous, and it is insulting, and I resent Mrs. Obama saying that she, her thoughts on military life, "Well, I'm like everybody else." No, you're not like everybody else. Your ideas and your plans and the anger you bring to your life, you're not like everybody else, Mrs. Obama. Please don't equate us with your view of aspects of this country.
I'll tell you what else he's considering, folks, and I have warned you about this on several occasions. You mark my words. At some point, not only are they going to get rid of the ceiling on taxing people's Social Security benefits on all their income, leveling the FICA tax on all income, they are going to start counting employer provided health care benefits as income. This is exactly what they're going to do. They're outta money, they don't have any money; they are going to raise taxes on everybody.



And I checked at Mark Levin's website and he has this on his front page of his website yesterday.




From FOX News

Veterans Groups Blast Obama Plan for Private Insurance to Pay for Service-Related Health Care
President Obama's plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs for the treatment of troops injured in service has angered veterans groups who say the government has a moral obligation to pay for service-related medical care.

President Obama's plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs for the treatment of troops injured in service has infuriated veterans groups who say the government is morally obligated to pay for service-related medical care.

Calling it a "desperate search for money at any cost," Craig Roberts, media relations manager for the American Legion, told FOXNews.com on Tuesday that the president will "wish away so much political capital on this issue" if he continues to insist on private coverage for service-related injuries.

Cmdr. David K. Rehbein of the American Legion, the nation's largest veterans group, called the president's plan to raise $540 million from private insurers unreasonable, unworkable and immoral.

"This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate 'to care for him who shall have borne the battle,' given that the United States government sent members of the Armed Forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies," Rehbein said late Monday after a meeting with the president and administration officials at the Veterans Affairs Department.
"I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service-connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America's veterans," Rehbein said.

Roberts said that 11 veterans service organizations were told to come up with another plan if they didn't like this one. The groups met on Monday with Obama, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Office of Management and Budget defense spending chief Steven Kosiak.

"What we've been tasked with now is to raise this money through alternative means and we're supposed to have a conference call in two or three days ... with Rahm Emanuel. So the implication was ... you guys come up with a better idea or this is what's going to happen," Roberts said.
Roberts said the president's plan would increase premiums, make insurance unaffordable for veterans and impose a massive hardship on military families. It could also prevent small businesses from hiring veterans who have large health care needs, he said.
"The president's avowed purpose in doing this is to, quote, 'make the insurance companies pay their fair share,'" Roberts said. "It's not the Blue Cross that puts soldiers in harm's way, it's the federal government."

He added that the argument about the government's moral obligation to treat wounded soldiers, sailors and Marines fell on deaf ears during the meeting.

"The president deflected any discussion when it got into any moral issue here," he said. "Any attempt to direct the conversation (to the moral discussion) was immediately deflected."

Monday's meeting was preceded by a letter of protest earlier this month signed by Rehbein and the heads of 10 service organizations. It read that "there is simply no logical explanation" for the plan to bill veterans' personal insurance "for care that the VA has a responsibility to provide."

The letter called it "unconscionable" to shift the burden of the country's "fiscal problems on the men and women who have already sacrificed a great deal for this country." Rehbein testified to both the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees on those same points last week



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

I am glad to see other blogs posting about this as well as the talk shows I mentioned above. There probably are more I just haven't had time to check the others out about it yet.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (12)


March 17, 2009

~ Happy St. Patricks Day ~




I hope you all have a fun St. Patrick's Day. And to those that are Irish thank you for the music, the humor and the hearts uplifting others in your joy. God bless our Troops and their families. We are all in our thoughts today as everyday. ~ Wild Thing



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St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years.

In modern-day Ireland, St. Patrick's Day has traditionally been a religious occasion. In fact, up until the 1970s, Irish laws mandated that pubs be closed on March 17. Beginning in 1995, however, the Irish government began a national campaign to use St. Patrick's Day as an opportunity to drive tourism and showcase Ireland to the rest of the world.

Last year, close to one million people took part in Ireland 's St. Patrick's Festival in Dublin, a multi-day celebration featuring parades, concerts, outdoor theater productions, and fireworks shows.



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US troops hold St Patrick's Day parade in Baghdad

(AFP)

The Tigris river did not run green and there wasn't a pint of the black stuff for hundreds of miles as American forces in Iraq staged their first Saint Patrick's Day parade on Sunday.

But this did not dampen spirits on a dusty day in the appropriately named Green Zone where several hundred men and women, soldiers and civilians turned out to cheer ahead of the day itself on Tuesday.

As incongruous as the event may seem in bombed-out Baghdad, the festivities came with top level authorisation and were staged at a time of better security.

"We are not quite marching up and down the streets of Baghdad yet, but we do continue to see the improvement in security," said Major General Michael Eyre, commander of the Gulf Region Division.

Security was key in obtaining the green light for the parade that was organised by 1st Sergeant Scott McWilliams, a native of Chicago's south side.

"They don't have too many Irish out here," he joked, "although there are a few."

The Gulf Region Division is made up of US Army Corps of Engineers as well as civilians, and the 416th engineer command calls Chicago home.

All were adopted by the city's South Side Irish Parade committee for the big day and received 30 boxes of festive items to liven up events.

Several dozen participants clad in mock-Irish fashion and four vehicles performed two laps of the sprawling compound, handing out green trinkets and other paraphernalia to loud applause.

"I think it's a great day, a little time-out. It's about camaraderie, a touch of home here in Iraq, a little bit of America," Eyre told AFP.

Air force Major Aaron Judge sipped a fizzy green liquid from a plastic glass as a fire and rescue truck rolled past at the head of the parade.

"I'm dreaming of other things. It's green near-beer," he grinned. "This takes off the stress -- it's a lot of fun."
The parade was billed, of military necessity, as "the dry version" of St Patrick's Day, adding a unique label to the festivities which are traditionally soaked in "the drink" from New York to Dublin.

Eyre said the parade also offered a chance for Iraqis to learn something of US life.

But Iraqi workers on the compound that once housed Iraq's national museum were more than a little bemused by the antics honouring the patron saint of Ireland.

Laundry supervisor Mazin al-Dawoodi turned out with colleagues to watch although he said they had no idea what was going on.

"It looks great fun," he added.
"I don't know what is happening," admitted 26-year-old Khalid Walid Ali, who works as a storage man.

But he was quick to run after a free grey sweatshirt emblazoned with the words "Our Day."

The first Saint Patrick's Day parade in Baghdad may also be the last for a long time, however.



A US soldier wearing giant green glasses for Saint Patrick's Day


Americans as they wave an Irish flag during Saint Patrick's celebrations in Baghdad


President Ronald Reagan



Luke Kelly - "Rising Of The Moon"



Flying through Ireland


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Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (14)


CIC Obama Won't Budge on Veteran Insurance Proposal







Obama to bill combat wounded for medical care

SOURCE The American Legion

Hawaii Free Press

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.
"It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it."

The Commander, clearly angered as he emerged from the session said,

"This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ' to care for him who shall have borne the battle' given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies. I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America's veterans!"

Commander Rehbein was among a group of senior officials from veterans service organizations joining the President, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and Steven Kosiak, the overseer of defense spending at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

The group's early afternoon conversation at The White House was precipitated by a letter of protest presented to the President earlier this month.

The letter, co-signed by Commander Rehbein and the heads of ten colleague organizations, read, in part, " There is simply no logical explanation for billing a veteran's personal insurance for care that the VA has a responsibility to provide. While we understand the fiscal difficulties this country faces right now, placing the burden of those fiscal problems on the men and women who have already sacrificed a great deal for this country is unconscionable."
Commander Rehbein reiterated points made last week in testimony to both House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees. It was stated then that The American Legion believes that the reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate that VA treat service-connected injuries and disabilities given that the United States government sends members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies. The proposed requirement for these companies to reimburse the VA would not only be unfair, says the Legion, but would have an adverse impact on service-connected disabled veterans and their families. The Legion argues that, depending on the severity of the medical conditions involved, maximum insurance coverage limits could be reached through treatment of the veteran's condition alone. That would leave the rest of the family without health care benefits.
The Legion also points out that many health insurance companies require deductibles to be paid before any benefits are covered. Additionally, the Legion is concerned that private insurance premiums would be elevated to cover service-connected disabled veterans and their families, especially if the veterans are self-employed or employed in small businesses unable to negotiate more favorable across-the-board insurance policy pricing. The American Legion also believes that some employers, especially small businesses, would be reluctant to hire veterans with service-connected disabilities due to the negative impact their employment might have on obtaining and financing company health care benefits.
"I got the distinct impression that the only hope of this plan not being enacted," said Commander Rehbein, "is for an alternative plan to be developed that would generate the desired $540-million in revenue. The American Legion has long advocated for Medicare reimbursement to VA for the treatment of veterans. This, we believe, would more easily meet the President's financial goal. We will present that idea in an anticipated conference call with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel in the near future.
"I only hope the administration will really listen to us then. This matter has far more serious ramifications than the President is imagining," concluded the Commander.



President won't budge on veteran insurance proposal (Troops pay for combat wounds)


Notice that this is part of the Obama budget plan - he thinks he’s going to get a $half-billion from this proposal to fund some of the other stuff he wants to buy. I don’t know where they get that number from.

This will jack up everyone’s insurance premiums if insurance companies are forced to accept pre-existing conditions of veterans…most of all the premiums of veterans. Democrats are famous for making veterans and the military pay!!!!


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

Obama isi the enemy of the United States!!

This SOB Barack Hussein Obama is begging for a fight.

Is Obama billed for living in our whitey house? Is he billed for all the stuff he eats? Is he billed for his health care?
It doesn’t matter, he could care less what you or anyone else thinks. He is a rabid hater of the United States and all it stands for. He hates you and me , our awesome military, and anyone else he can’t own or control.

This is unconscionable

First the innocent unborn, and now our wounded vets that are willing risk their lives to defend us!!!!

Notice all government cuts from Obama does are against the military. Notice Obama is retreating from all military gains from Iraq to kissing Syria's ass to not calling the enemy 'enemy combatants'.

He will make Carter look like George Washington at this rate! Well you know what I mean!

Mark Levin is right. There is no other reason for this other than sick liberal minds trying to sabotage the system intentionally in order to use our warriors in the military who defend our freedoms as a tool to advance a socialized universal healthcare agenda.

Any man who would not respect the sacrifice of our servicemen does not deserve to sit in the Oval Office. This will not stand. God will not allow it.

This is why the Republican Party is in trouble. Obama has served them an issue on a silver platter and we get the sound of deafening silence. They are total Wimps.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (20)


DOD Issues Directive About Sale of Military Brass To Ammunition Remanufactures


Minstrel Knight - 42 Riders
These various movies came to mind as I was posting this information." Braveheart", " Rob Roy", "The 13th warrior" ~ Wild Thing


No Longer Just Paranoia

The Shooting Wire


For months, anyone who's proffered the position that the Obama Administration was anti-gun has been dismissed as being a variety of things, from sore loser to rampant paranoid. Nonetheless, since assuming office, members of the Obama administration have steadily- and stealthily- moved against firearms and ammunition.

Their only public blunder was Attorney General Holder's saying the "assault weapons ban" needed to be reinstated. Quickly, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi - no friend of gun owners - went on record as opposing Holder's suggestion. She went as far as to parrot the words of pro-gun groups, saying the government should enforce the laws on the books today, rather than introducing new laws.

At the same time, the State Department notified Canadian authorities of plans to issue an export ban on "military caliber ammunition" to Canada. That proposed action would prevent the sales of .223, .308 and other military calibers.

When Canadian authorities protested - and notified several members of the American media, the U.S. State Department suddenly went silent. But they quietly reinstated other rules and charges firearms exports-retroactively.

While it seemed they had been headed off on one proposal, they had actually drawn attention away from other actions. If you're into incrementalism, that translates as a win.

Anything passed brings the ultimate goal that much closer.

Last Friday, the anglers and hunters were notified that the National Park Service planned to make all lands under their control totally lead-free by 2010. No lead in ammo or fishing tackle.

As we report in today's Outdoor Wire, that decision has kicked off howls of protests - and questions about the NPS trying to usurp states' rights by issuing their unilateral decision with no prior notification. It's definitely not going to be a decision without some serious discussions. That still doesn't mean the NPS will back off on their decision.

All these things are racing along on parallel tracks. Now, many observers - and not just those on the pro-gun side of the discussion - believe the country is hurtling toward a confrontation.

The catalyst might be any one of several flashpoint issues, but both groups seem to believe a reckoning is unavoidable.

For months, I've gotten reports of everything from re-tasking of military heavy assault units for domestic violence scenarios to calls for "committees of correspondence" designed to spread news the way word was spread by citizens of the then-British colonies.

In each instance, I've discounted the reports as internet hysteria that has produced breathless notices of "the real-deal on the new assault weapon ban"- or references to HR45 - a gun registration bill that is a prime example of "eyewash legislation". It's purpose has already been achieved.

Part of that discounting has been due to the fact that hot-blooded rhetoric seems to run along with firearms ownership.

To the chagrin of industry officials, there's never a shortage of people willing to go on camera, get red-faced and spout "from my cold dead hands" phrases.

Admittedly, those people concern me, but more for their reinforcement of a negative stereotype to people who have no opinion one way or the other on firearms.

Today, however, a report that has nothing to do with rhetoric, hyperbole or rumor.

A very disturbing report that points to a very real assault on ammunition supplies.

The Department of Defense has issued a directive that bans the sale of military brass to ammunition remanufacturers.

Without that brass, a very large dent is put into civilian ammunition supplies.

New Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) requirements call for the "mutilation of shell casings". Mutilation, incidentally, is the destruction of the property "to the extent that prevents its reuse or reconstruction".
Government officials will determine what constitutes "sufficient mutilation" but it's safe to say that it will no longer be suitable for remanufacturing.

The first word of this latest decision came over the weekend when Georgia Arms' Larry Haynie released a letter notifying him of the new requirement.

For a company with an order in for 30,000 pounds of expended military brass in .223, .308 and .50 BMG, that was not a pleasant notification.

Georgia Arms was remanufacturing more than one million rounds of .223 ammunition monthly; selling that ammo on the civilian market to resellers and to government agencies all over the country.

Tomorrow, Georgia Arms will start sending cancellation notices for .223 ammunition to law enforcement agencies across the United States. Haynie says he may have to layoff half of his sixty-person workforce.

A new welcome page posted on Georgia Arms' website (www.georgia-arms.com) says simply "Due to new government regulations concerning the purchase of surplus brass, we are removing sales of all 223 and all 308 until further notice."


From there, it directs visitors to the government website for contacting elected representatives.

All of us need to start contacting our elected representatives -and telling them, quite directly, that we're not going to put up with a move that not only curtails access to ammunition (nearly all .223 and .308 manufacturing capacity is tied up to satisfy the needs of the military) for civilians - but wastes taxpayers' money turning usable surplus into scrap metal.

Reducing the ammo brass to scrap reduces the value of the metal/surplus by nearly eighty percent. It also means that recast brass - in shippable form - may be shipped to China, one of the largest markets for U.S. metals on the world market.

If this is allowed to go unchallenged, anyone who owns a modern or traditional rifle in .223 or .308 calibers will see the impact- probably sooner than later.

"Anyone" in this context means everyone from recreational shooters to law enforcement trainers.

Pulling military brass out of the consumer supply chain means that all the manufacturing capacity being dedicated to meeting the military need will effectively become unavailable to civilians - forever.

Export rulings, lead bans, and brass mutilation orders from separate areas of the federal government look coincidental - on the surface. I'm not big on conspiracy theories - partially because I doubted the new administration would have gotten its collective act together so rapidly.

Seems I've been wrong on that one - and mistakenly using the word "hoard" when talking about the nearly-insatiable demand for ammunition that continues across the country. Today, laying up of ammunition might be better described as prudent preparation for possible problems.

States are beginning to serve notice to the federal government they will not enforce laws that violate individual rights. The federal government seems intent on creating a society with increasingly higher numbers of people dependent on the government for either sustenance or employment. Average citizens are beginning to grow tired of being asked to "tote the note" for others' irresponsibility.

These are, indeed, uncertain times.

Today, it's important that every reader take time to notify Congress that we - taxpayers - oppose this latest DOD move- and all the other not-so-subtle moves against gun owners.

You can contact your elected officials in Washington by going to this webpage http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml and following the links to your respective Senator or Congressman.

One key member of the United States Senate is Montana's Senator Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Baucus could make a call to the Pentagon and let them know their budgets might be reexamined if they don't reconsider this latest directive. At that point, the directive might labeled a "misunderstanding" and rescinded.

But it is important that we keep pressure on Congress.

If that means phone calls, e-mails, and letters, let's get that done. If that doesn't produce results, we need to look beyond symbolic gestures like sending tea bags or bringing hundreds of thousands of gun owners to Washington and state capitols to protest.

These are, indeed, uncertain times. But the time for uncertain actions may be passing.

We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, maintain situational awareness.

--Jim Shepherd




I got this from one of our nephews in my email:

An Important Message From Gun Owners Of America
Land grab bill coming back, again

Monday, March 16, 2009

Do you agree with people like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, who treat the Second Amendment as if it were written only to protect your ability to go hunting and target shooting?

Or do you agree with Gun Owners of America, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who believe that the Second Amendment protects a pre-existing fundamental right that is essential to the preservation of liberty?

Well, a whole lot of people in Congress are claiming to protect your Second Amendment rights, but all they’re really doing is protecting your hunting season.

We’re talking about the Omnibus Public Lands Act. You helped to defeat this bill last week in the House, but Congressional leaders have vowed to bring it up again soon.

S. 22 is an enormous package of over 190 bills lumped together with a price tag of $10 billion. The bill will greatly expand the amount of land controlled by the National Park Service, thus spreading the agency’s unconstitutional gun regulations to more areas.

Fear of upsetting gun owners — who helped elect many members of Congress from both parties — kept this bill off the floor for several weeks.

Then, in a meeting last Tuesday, not held in an open committee hearing but behind closed doors, House leaders brokered a deal with some supposedly pro-gun Democrats.

They said they were concerned about your gun rights. They said they were going to “fix” the bill.

But they did not address the NPS anti-gun regulations that prohibit carrying a firearm for self defense without a government issued concealed carry permit.

What did they do? They added language to the bill to say you can still go hunting.

That’s right. Many Congressmen claimed to be protecting the Second Amendment, when all they were really doing was thumbing their noses at self defense.

Here is the entire “pro-gun” amendment that was considered in the House. Judge for yourself if this really protects your Second Amendment rights:

“Nothing in this Title shall be construed as affecting the authority, jurisdiction, or responsibility of the several States to manage, control, or regulate fish and resident wildlife under State law or regulations, including the regulation of hunting, fishing, trapping, and recreational shooting. Nothing in this Title shall be construed as limiting access for hunting, fishing, trapping, or recreational shooting.”

They may as well have called it the “Elmer Fudd Protection Act.”

A lot of people who voted for this bill campaigned for office as champions of gun rights. They said “Send me to Washington; I’ll fight for the Second Amendment.” And this is what we get? Pathetic.

But let’s be clear. The issue is not just about the NPS gun restrictions, as bad as they are. And whether or not you personally use federal land is not the point.

What is important is the disdain with which legislators hold your Second Amendment rights.

It is imperative that you speak up on this issue. The outcome of this battle will be a preview of what we can expect for the next two years.

Will your gun rights be comprised away little by little? Or will we stand together and hold legislators accountable to their campaign promises to uphold the Second Amendment?

This week there may be several votes in both the Senate and House on the Omnibus Land bill.

Congressional leaders plan to act quickly in an attempt to ram this down the throat of the American people without a fair and open process. They desperately want to avoid any amendment that would truly protect your gun rights.

Congress hopes to leave the gun ban in place, and enlarge the areas affected by it. For example, the bill expands existing park land, creates new national trails that will fall under the gun restrictions, and authorizes the federal government to buy more land adjacent to national parks and trails.

House and Senate leaders plan to move on this bill rapidly, although they are ambiguous about the process.

But our message to Congress is simple: Stop playing around with our Second Amendment rights!

We don’t care about the process. We care about the Second Amendment. And we mean ALL of the Second Amendment, not just hunting.

Tell Congress you expect them to protect your right to keep and bear arms without compromising. Please take a few seconds and send the pre-written message below.

When you’re done, become a force multiplier. Send this alert to a few friends.

It is important that you take this action because right now GOA is the only gun rights organization speaking out for ALL of your Second Amendment rights.

We’ve all forwarded jokes or funny pictures to our friends. How about forwarding a message to help protect our God-ordained constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms?

And please do not think your voice won’t be heard. Remember, this bill failed to pass the House by just two votes last week because people like you took action.

Congressmen need to know that their votes in the coming days will impact YOUR vote next year. But if they don’t hear from you and they think you’re not looking, many will treat your rights with contempt.

We’re not alone in this battle. In the Senate, pro-gun champions such as Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim DeMint are prepared to lead the fight against this bill.

In the House, Reps. Paul Broun, Rob Bishop and Doc Hastings are among those fighting hard for your gun rights.

In fact, there are many in Congress willing to stand up for the Second Amendment, but they are repeatedly squashed by the anti-gun leadership or undermined by pro-gun compromisers. Pro-gun Congressmen who want to
repeal the gun ban are being told, in effect, to “Shut up and vote!”

Friends, we know we’ve asked for a lot of action from you already this year.

Unfortunately, that is not going to stop. But we will all draw the line at some point. Let’s work together and do it now.

Thank you for working with Gun Owners of America. Our effectiveness in Washington depends on your activism. PLEASE try to get your pro-gun friends and family involved. Now more than ever, every voice is critical.

ACTION: Please use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
http://gunowners.org/activism.htm to tell your Representative and Senators to reject the lands bill (S. 22) unless your Second Amendment rights are protected. Per usual, a
pre-written letter is provided for your convenience.

Pre-written message

The Omnibus Public Land Act of 2009 is expected to come to the floor soon.

I urge you to oppose this bill if, as expected, the leadership does not allow an amendment to repeal the anti-gun regulations of the National Park Service.

Recent changes made by the Interior Department only allow persons with a concealed carry permit to possess a self-defense firearm on NPS land. Non-permit holders are still prohibited from carrying a firearm for their protection.

And please don’t be fooled by a supposedly pro-gun amendment to “fix” the bill that was brought up last week during the House debate on S. 22. That language only modestly protects hunting and recreational shooting.

While protecting the rights of sportsmen is important, the Second Amendment is NOT about hunting rights. I am more concerned about my ability to defend my life, and the lives of my loved ones, than I am about plinking cans.

Congressional leaders have been ambiguous about how this legislation will come to the floor, but my message to you is clear: protect ALL of my Second Amendment rights.

Please OPPOSE final passage on any land bill that does not repeal the NPS gun ban.

Sincerely,



Once you have contacted your legislators, please consider checking out GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt’s recent appearance (along with noted author Dr. John Lott) on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show “Freedom Watch.”
Fox has posted the video on YouTube .


Judge Andrew Napolitano's show called Freedom Watch airing every Wednesday from 2pm - 3pm. Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America and John Lott, Author of "More Guns, Less Crime" discuss the Second Amendment.




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Wild Thing's comment.........aka "The cold dead handers"........

Whew they sure are are drunk with power, I hope they back away and don't do this, but the one element that can restrain them is the media and they are too busy have fantasies about their Obama, although that is wanning a tad lately, thank goodness. .

Only the King’s men shall have weapons. Only the King’s men shall be able to use the King’s lands. No game shall be taken from the King’s lands. This takes me back the better part of a millenium to Merrie Olde England.

I think these people doing this are forgetting about the millions of us across this awesome land that are imo the kind of citizens that obey the laws, are not causing trouble, know what our Constitution says and live the kind of lives that prefer not to have big government. Like it has been said law abiding citizens. I would not want to mess with that kind of person and I am one of them. And um well , how shall I put this, we know how to use a weapon, we want to be able to protect our loved ones, our property and that is something maybe one needs to be a-hem reminded of especially now. I sure can hardly wait for 2010 to get here!!!! OH and we also believe in honest elections not the kind that Obama's ACORN runs.

They will try to make the use of arms prohibitively expensive, or useless in some other way through a war of taxation and attrition, and the hyper regulation of munition factories (laws regardining workers around lead).

There are approx 60 million gun owners in this country. There are 1 million active military at best...who is going to do the eliminating?

"The tree of Liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (10)


Rham and Obama and Guns





"Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed
when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed."-Sarah Brady


Rahm Emanuel Speaks at the Brady Center's Stand Up For a Safe America (DC)



Biden thinks gun owner should have his head examined



Video Script:
The right to bear arms is one of the fundamental ideals on which our nation was founded.

Hardworking, law-abiding Americans have for generations enjoyed this freedom in their communities and with their families.

But Barack Obama believes that many Americans simply 'cling' to guns in times of economic distress. Speaking behind closed doors to an audience of San Francisco donors Barack Obama said "they cling to guns or religion .... as a way to explain their frustrations"

Obama's anti-gun record is long.

In 2004, he voted against legislation drafted to protect homeowners from prosecution in cases where they used a firearm to halt a home invasion.

In 2003, he voted in support of legislation that would have effectively banned most of the privately held hunting shotguns, target rifles, and black powder rifles in Illinois.

And in 1996, Obama supported a ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns.




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

Obama and Rahm are total idiots. I wish it were that simple, but I fear the correct description is they are a bunch of Communists.




Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (11)


Introducing Obama Fingers Fried Chicken Bits






Tender, Juicy Obama Fingers Hit the Shelves

Spiegel Online

By Charles Hawley

A German frozen food company hopes to raise sales with a new product: Obama fingers. The tender, fried chicken bits come with a tasty curry sauce. The company says it was unaware of the possible racist overtones of the product.

Selling products has, of course, become a bit more difficult than usual these days. No wonder then that companies everywhere are turning to optimistic marketing messages in an effort to counteract the steady drum beat of negativity coming from front page headlines around the globe.

Many sales executives have drawn the same conclusion: What better poster child for hope than US President Barack Obama? There are Obama dolls, Obama T-shirts, Obama soap-on-a-rope. There is even Obama thong underwear on offer.

Not wanting to miss the boat, a German food company has now gotten into the act. Sprehe, a company that has all manner of frozen delicacies on offer, has come up with a new product it calls "Obama Fingers." Far from being real digits, though, the "fingers" in question are "tender, juicy pieces of chicken breast, coated and fried," as the product packaging claims.

Fried chicken, in other words. With a curry dip.

"We noticed that American products and the American way of eating are trendy at the moment," Judith Witting, sales manager for Sprehe, told SPIEGEL ONLINE. "Americans are more relaxed. Not like us stiff Germans, like (Chancellor Angela) Merkel."

The idea, she claimed, was to get in on the Obama-mania which is continuing to grip Germany. The word "fingers" in the name refers to the fact that it is a finger food. "It's like hotdogs," Witting said. "No one would ever think they are actually from dogs."

For Americans in Germany, though, there is a risk that the product might be seen as racially insensitive. Fried chicken has long been associated with African-Americans in the US -- naming strips of fried chicken after the first black president could cause some furrowing of brows.

Witting told SPIEGEL ONLINE the connection never even occurred to her. "It was supposed to be a homage to the American lifestyle and the new US president," she said.



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

LOL They’re chicken fingers. How’s that racist? Not that I’d buy anything with Obama on it. Heck, they’re probably negative calories and taxes your system when you eat them. And I suppose as a bonus, you get 2 left wings with the Obama Fingers.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (5)


Pete Olson is Unflappable



They say naval aviators are some of the coolest, calmest folks on God’s green Earth….....… but just how exceptionally steady is Congressman Pete Olson that his heart beats so slow so as to be almost indistinguishable from having no pulse at all?



Pete Olson is unflappable

by David Benzion

Sugar Land area congressman Pete Olson is recovering in a Washington, D.C. hospital after undergoing emergency heart surgery.

Olson, 46, was taken to George Washington University Hospital around 6:30 a.m. after experiencing a slow heart rate while lifting weights in the House of Representatives gym.

Doctors installed a cardiac pacemaker to regulate the freshman congressman’s heart rate.

According to a statement issued by the hospital and Olson’s congressional office, Olson was hospitalized following “a fainting episode” in the House gym.

Physicians determined the episode was caused by a slow heartbeat, or bradycardia.

Olson is doing well, joking with hospital staff, and is expected to return to work Monday after a weekend recuperating back home in Ft. Bend.

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was reportedly one of the first to reach Olson after he lost consciousness around 6:20 a.m.

As Texpat noted in an internal LST contributors email:

Can you imagine passing out and when you come to, the first face you see is Rahm Emanuel ? Pete Olson must have thought he died and went to Hell.

In all seriousness, best wishes and sincere prayers for a full and complete recovery from everyone here at LST to Pete Olson and his family.



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


"Can you imagine passing out and when you come to, the first face you see is Rahm Emanuel ? Pete Olson must have thought he died and went to Hell"

I think I would feel exactly like this. hahahaha



....Thank you Horace for sending this to me.

Horace
U.S.Army
56 - 64 Army Reserves
Then made ammunition and rockets for 35 years



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:44 AM | Comments (1)


Baghdad Bob Gibbs: "Cheney Most Popular Member Of GOP Cabal -- After Rush"


"I guess Rush Limbaugh was busy so they trotted out the next most popular member of the Republican cabal," Gibbs said in a sarcastic tone.




White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responding to a question about comments by former Vice-President Dick Cheney that President Obama is seeking to take advantage of the Economic Crisis to radically expand government in all kinds of ways.



I posted this yestersay, this is what Cheney said:



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

They have to attack whoever is effective to be able to continue with their smoke and mirrors. Cheney does not back down and neither does Limbaugh. I am surprised that this halfwit knows the word “cabal”. LOL

When did any press secretary for a Republican president demonize the opposition party in this fashion?


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:42 AM | Comments (3)


Join Me in Some Fun in a Time Out


A Gun Show that actually offers accommodations for the Anti-Gun protesters!


LMAO I love this one!



......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam



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Ravages of War?
Here is a photo of what's left of Gaza after the Israeli's pulled their troops back...

WAIT... OUR MISTAKE - CORRECTION: This photo is what's left of the Mall in Washington DC after the democrats left the inauguration.


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Did y’all see those recent articles about the present administration rationing health care particularly for the older old people?

Well, take a look at the ages of some of the US Senators – there is the place to start!! Of course the oldest are Democrats. They haven’t had a new idea since Karl Marx. Let them go, Barack!


CLICK to see the LIST below.........

List of current U.S. Senators by age

As of January 24, 2009, 1 Senator is in his 90s, 3 are in their 80s, 19 are in their 70s, 36 are in their 60s, 31 are in their 50s, 9 are in their 40s, and 0 are in their 30s.




......Thank you SSGT Steve


SSgt Steve
1st MarDiv, H Co., 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment
2/5 Marines, Motto: "Retreat, Hell"
VN 66-67


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This is absolutely hilarious!!!!!!!!! CLICK to see video!!!
Remember Aretha's hat???? Aretha Takes Flight At Inaugural !



.....Thank you Larry for sending this to me.

Larry
tuy hoa nah trang duc pho chu lai
39TH COMBAT ENGRS BN
Dec 66 - Dec 67




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BEST doormat ever!!!!LMAO gosh I would lvoe one of these,. heh heh


The media found out Sully is a Republican!

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67





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America's Smartest Woman

An airplane was about to crash; there were 5 passengers on board, but only 4 parachutes.

The first passenger said, "I am President Obama, the chosen one. The world needs me, I can't afford to die." So he took the first pack and left the plane.

The second passenger, Hillary Clinton said, "I am the wife of a former US President, a US Secretary of State and a potential future president. And I am the smartest woman in American history, so America's people don't want me to die." She took the second pack and jumped out of the plane.

The third passenger, John Kerry, said, "I'm a Senator, and a decorated war hero from the Army of the United States of America". So he grabbed the pack next to him and jumped.

The fourth passenger, Ex-President George W. Bush, said to the fifth passenger, a 10-year-old schoolgirl, "I have lived a full life, and served my country the best I could. I will sacrifice my life and let you have the last parachute."

The girl said, "That's okay. There's a parachute left for you. America's smartest woman took my schoolbag."


.....Thank you Tim for sending this to me.

Tim
Doorgunner
Division Recon
1st of the 9th, 1st Cav Division
68-69



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EMERGENCY ROOM....

The other day, I needed to go to the emergency room.

Not wanting to sit there for 4 hours, I put on my old Marine Corps Cammies and stuck a patch onto the front of my shirt that I had downloaded off the Internet.

When I went into the E.R., I noticed that 3/4 of the people got up and left. I guess they decided that they weren't
that sick after all. It cut at least 3 hours off my waiting time.

Here's the patch. Feel free to use it the next time you're in need of quicker emergency service.


.... Thank you John for sending this to me.

John
US Navy
62-68



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....Thank you Richard.




Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (2)


March 16, 2009

Gov. Palin To Be Keynote Speaker At Major Fundraiser



WASHINGTON

NRSC.org

Today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), and U.S. Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), announced that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will deliver the keynote address at the annual Senate-House Dinner to be held on June 8th at the Washington Convention Center:

“Governor Palin has quickly emerged as one of the most popular and recognizable faces in the Republican Party, and we are honored to have her deliver the keynote address at the Senate-House dinner. As a proven leader in her home-state of Alaska, Governor Palin represents a breath of fresh air from the business-as-usual crowd in Washington, and is one of our Party’s up-and-coming young governors who will play a critical role in our re-building efforts in the years to come. Last fall, she electrified and energized crowds across the country, and we expect she will generate a similar amount of enthusiasm at this spring’s dinner.” – NRSC Chairman John Cornyn
“On behalf of Congressional Republicans, it is a pleasure to announce one of the brightest rising stars in the Republican Party, Sarah Palin, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Senate-House dinner. Gov. Palin’s conservative values, commendable achievements in Alaska and the sheer energy she personifies make her one of the most compelling visionaries of our Party. With respect, admiration and enthusiasm, I look forward to welcoming her to Washington and await the inspirational address our Party needs, as it rebuilds and prepares for a victorious election cycle.” – NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions


Palin Keynotes Major Fundraiser

The Atlantic

Gov. Sarah Palin will keynote the Republican campaign committees' top fundraiser in June, a sign of her enduring popularity with the Republican base and a signal that she has not foreclosed on the possibility of a run for president. The annual "Senate-House" dinner is scheduled for June 8 at the Washington Convention Center. A joint release calls Palin "a breath of fresh air from the business-as-usual crowd."


Wild Thing's comment......

What Sarah is doing is smart, both for the Party and for her, and she's picking and choosing her fights well. I like the way she says no to some things and yes to others.

That she said yes to this event she is able to show that the party needs her, and not the other way around.

I love how she is staying in the news and at the same time she is being an awesome Gov. We will be seeing more and more of her in the future too, I really believe this.


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:55 PM | Comments (6)


Dick Morris Asks: "Is Obama Competent?"




Does Obama Know What He Is Doing?

Townhall

by Dick Morris

Conservatives are so aghast at the huge spending going on in Washington and the $1.75 trillion deficit (13 percent of our gross domestic product) it is causing them to overlook an even more basic question about the president:

Is he competent?

Does he know what he is doing?

To be specific: Does he know how to do anything other than spend money? His stimulus package, of course, took no special ability. He left the details of the projects up to the House Democrats, who are more than willing to fill in the blanks. But his two other major initiatives -- his banking and mortgage relief plans -- are both flawed and highly unlikely to solve their respective problems.

Indeed, they are so wide of the mark that one has to ask if Obama is not only a radical but also an incompetent.

The bank bailout plan seems to be largely stillborn. Having wished that the private sector would flock to invest in toxic assets if they are offered the right incentives, the treasury secretary is still hoping. Crossing his fingers seems to have replaced effective policy in his planning. To date, no massive infusion of private sector capital seems in view, and Washington is doing little more than writing checks on its overdrawn account to prop up the failing banks. That doesn't take a genius. But the difficult task of relieving the banks of toxic assets so they can rekindle the flow of loans seems to be beyond the ability of the president and his administration.

But conservatives can dismiss the utter failure of Obama's bank rescue plan, saying that he doesn't really want it to succeed. He probably wants to nationalize the banks -- and never let them go. But he can't say that, yet, and has to make a good show of doing all he can to rescue them before swallowing them whole.

But then came Obama's mortgage rescue plan, an equally flawed proposal. Clearly, Obama, liberal that he is, wants his rescue plan to work. He is anxious to bail out homeowners facing foreclosure. Those are his constituents, after all. But the mortgage rescue plan he has proposed will fall far short of the mark.

Incredibly, it excludes anyone who has lost their job and can't afford to make their payments, even if they were to spend 31 percent of their income trying to do so. If you can't come close to affording your mortgage, even if only because of a hopefully temporary loss of employment, forget about it. Obama is not going to help you.

Nor will he help you if your mortgage exceeds your home's value. One out of five mortgages now fall into this category. Obviously, the fall in property values occasioned by the depression will put more and more homeowners in this category. Certainly, a great many of those who need relief to keep their homes find that the amount of their loan exceeds the value of the underlying house and land. But they can expect no help from Obama's rescue plan.

Why would a liberal be so callous? Why would he leave so many out in the cold? Could it be that Obama simply lacks the competence to figure out how to help these folks? Could it be that he cannot devise a counter to his financial advisors who presumably wanted to exclude these folks?

And ... who induced these poor folks to buy homes they couldn't afford, anyway? It was the Clinton administration's Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros who urged Fannie Mae to spend 42 percent of its money buying mortgages for lower-income people and who suggested that they no longer require down payments. And it was his successor, Andrew Cuomo, who upped the ante to 50 percent of the Fannie portfolio. After Democrats inveigled people to buy homes they cannot afford, how can they justify passing a plan that excludes them from assistance?

It appears that Obama is at sea when it comes to financial policy, economic recovery planning and credit rescue efforts. We are not only stuck with a radical and a socialist, but possibly an incompetent one at that!



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

Good article by Dick Morris and some things to think about.

By our standards, no he does not know what he’s doing. Hahaha

But his agenda is to destroy our country as we have known it so I say YES he does know what he is doing.

All in one month the Obama and his cabinet picks along with the rest of the Democrats in power, have put through his abortion culture of death bill to be able to kill live babies that survive abortion, he has insulted our allies, apologized to the Taliban, doubled the national debt, quadrupled the deficit, and killed the national economy. He's destroying Capitalism one step at a time so he can turn the USA into a 'socialist utopia'. (yeah, I know. That's an oxymoron lol )

Obama's call for "change" and "unity" is not so much an invitation but a command.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:50 AM | Comments (16)


Wonderful Dick Cheney Tells the Truth:"Obama making U.S. less safe" (video)




Cheney: Obama has made America less safe




Cheney: Obama's Changes to Anti-Terrorism Policy Will Raise the Risk of Attack

Former Vice President Dick Cheney warns that the administration is transitioning to a pre-9/11 mindset that views terrorism as a "law enforcement problem" and not a military threat.

FOX news

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that the Obama administration will "raise the risk" of a terrorist attack by overhauling his predecessor's approach to the War on Terror.

Cheney sharply criticized Obama's decisions to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, limit the methods CIA officers use to interrogate terror suspects and suspend military tribunals for alleged terrorists, saying those decisions taken together will make Americans less safe
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And he warned that the administration was transitioning to a pre-9/11 mindset that views terrorism as a "law enforcement problem" and not a military threat.

"When you go back to the law enforcement mode, which I sense is what they're doing ... they are very much giving up that center of attention and focus that's required, and that concept of military threat that is essential if you're going to successfully defend the nation against further attacks," Cheney said on CNN's "State of the Union."
He said the Bush administration's tough anti-terrorism policies were "absolutely essential" to the military's ability to gather the intelligence that helped foil "all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 9/11."
Cheney added: "President Obama campaigned against it all across the country. And now he is making some choices that, in my mind, will, in fact, raise the risk to the American people of another attack."

Obama has suspended military trials for suspected terrorists and announced he will close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as overseas sites where the CIA has held some detainees. The president also ordered CIA interrogators to abide by the U.S. Army Field Manual's regulations for treatment of detainees and denounced waterboarding, part of the Bush program of enhanced interrogation, as torture.

Asked if he thought Obama has made Americans less safe with those actions, Cheney replied, "I do."

Some Democratic lawmakers and other administration critics have denounced those and other Bush programs, such as warrantless surveillance, as counterproductive and illegal. In defending these policies established by President George W. Bush following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Cheney said he had seen a report itemizing specific attacks that had been stopped because of the intelligence gathered through those programs.


"It's still classified. I can't give you the details of it without violating classification, but I can say there were a great many of them," he said.

Cheney said the March 2003 invasion of Iraq has led to democratic elections and a constitution as well as the defeat of al-Qaida in Iraq and Iran's efforts to influence events in Iraq.

"We have succeeded in creating in the heart of the Middle East a democratically governed Iraq, and that is a big deal, and it is, in fact, what we set out to do," he said.

Asked if he was declaring "mission accomplished" -- those words graced a banner aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln that heralded Bush's overly optimistic declaration on May 1, 2003, that major combat operations had ended in Iraq -- Cheney replied: "I wouldn't use that, just because it triggers reactions that we don't need."

He added: "But I would ask people -- and the press, too -- to take an honest look at the circumstances in Iraq today and how far we've come."



Limbaugh gets big time support from Dick Cheney

CNN ....... , Cheney weighed in on Rush Limbaugh’s challenge to debate President Obama.

“Hell, I’d pay to see that,” Cheney said. “I think Rush is a good man.”

What about the claim last week from another conservative who said Limbaugh is kryptonite?

Anything but, said Cheney.

“Rush is a good friend. I love him. I think he does great work and has for years.”




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

God bless Dick Cheney, gosh I miss him so much!!! I am so glad to see that Cheney is not going be silenced.

KING: I’d like to just simply ask you, yes or no, by taking those steps, do you believe the president of the United States has made Americans less safe?

CHENEY: I do.

And so do all of us VP Cheney. We agree with you, Obama has done many things to make us less safe and our also put our troops in more danger as well.

Cheney is confident in who he is and never has bowed down to anyone. Remember what he told the press when they asked him about Libby. “He was my friend!”

Off topic but about Limbaugh:

an e-mail received by Rush Limbaugh in 1992:

Source

Dear Rush,

Thanks for all you're doing to promote Republican and conservative principles. Now that I've retired from active politics, I don't mind that you have become the Number One voice for conservatism in our Country.

I know the liberals call you "the most dangerous man in America," but don't worry about it, they used to say the same thing about me. Keep up the good work. America needs to hear the way things ought to be."

Sincerely, Ron

( from Ronald Reagan)


....Thank you Lynn for sending this to me.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:45 AM | Comments (16)


Sad News, Actor Ron Silver Passes Away



Actor and longtime political activist Ron Silver died this morning, succumbing to a long battle with cancer, friends of the liberal Democrat-turned-GOP stalwart told The Post.

“Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him this morning,” said Robin Bronk, executive director of the Creative Coalition, which Silver helped create.
“He had been fighting esophageal cancer for two years and his family is making arrangements for a private service.”

Friends of Silver first told Post columnist Cindy Adams of the native New Yorker’s death.

The steely-eyed, blunt-talking Silver, 62, enjoyed a long career on the stage, TV and in movies, and most recently hosted a public affairs talk show on Sirius satellite radio.



"He had been fighting esophageal cancer for two years and his family is making arrangements for a private service."


Silver was a man of principle in Hollywood. It’s not that he had a “conservative” conversion; the Democrat party that he grew up in left him. And, to his credit, he didn’t participate in the group think of the Hollywood lemmings.

A Ron Silver quote:

“even though people ostracized me in this industry, I will always have my morals and principles while they have lost theirs.”

He spoke at the Republican Convention in 2004 where he gave a speech in support of Bush-Cheney and he was great!

Ron was on Chris Matthew’s show during the Republican Convention in ‘04.

Someone made a crazy Olbermann type comment that they usually get away with on Matthew’s show without objection, but not with Ron Silver there! Ron’s response was brillant. So much so, that Janeane Garofalo, who was also on the show that night, looked at him and said, “you are so intelligent-it is a shame you are not on our side.”

For him to separate himself from those on the left and in Hollywood, and do it so publically, shows character.

Actor Ron Silver, addressing the Pro-USA and pro-troops rally in Washington DC and responding to his introduction as a "prominent linberal" said "I think you've seen the end of my days as prominent liberal."
"Peace at what risk? Peace on whose terms? Peace for how long?" he went on. "There are worse things than war. People who think nothing is worth a war is worse."
The enthusiastic crowd cheered as Silver evoked Elie Wiesel and the lessons learned through the horrors of Nazi Germany


Condolences to Ron Silver’s family and friends.


The following are Silver’s remarks to the 2004 Republican National Convention:

I want to thank the President and the Republican Party for holding this event in my hometown, my father’s hometown, my grandfather’s and great grandfather’s birthplace.

Just over 1,000 days ago, 2,605 of my neighbors were murdered at the World Trade Center — men, women and children — as they began their day on a brilliantly clear New York autumn morning, less than four miles from where I am now standing.

We will never forgive. Never forget. Never excuse!

At the end of World War II, General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander of the South Pacific, said:

“It is my earnest hope - indeed the hope of all mankind - that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past, a world found upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance and justice.”

The hope he expressed then remains relevant today.

We are again engaged in a war that will define the future of humankind.

Responding to attacks on our soil, America has led a coalition of countries
against extremists who want to destroy our way of life and our values.

This is a war we did not seek.

This is a war waged against us.

This is a war to which we had to respond.

History shows that we are not imperialists . . .but we are fighters for freedom and democracy.

Even though I am a well-recognized liberal on many issues confronting our society today, I find it ironic that many human rights advocates and outspoken members of my own entertainment community are often on the front lines to protest repression, for which I applaud them but they are usually the first ones to oppose any use of force to take care of these horrors that they
catalogue repeatedly.

Under the unwavering leadership of President Bush, the cause of freedom and democracy is being advanced by the courageous men and women serving in our Armed Services.

The President is doing exactly the right thing.

That is why we need this President at this time!

I am grateful for the chance to speak tonight to express my support for our Commander-in-Chief, for our brave troops, and for the vital cause which they have undertaken.

General Dwight Eisenhower’s statement of 60 years ago is true today . . .

“United in this determination and with unshakable faith in the cause for which we fight, we will, with God’s help, go forward to our greatest victory.”

Thank you.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (3)


Yuri Bezmenov - KGB Defector Describes What Has Been Done to America



Barack Obama was, in the mid '90s, a member of a short-lived socialist organisation, the Chicago New Party. Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which also endorsed Obama that year and to which the Senator has longstanding and ongoing ties


Yuri Bezmenov explains how Marxist ideology is deconstructing America's values, destabilizing the economy, and provoking crises in order to sovietize the free world.

Example of videos below:

YURI: The people who graduated in the 60's, dropouts or half-baked intellectuals, are now occupying the positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, and educational systems. You are stuck with them. You can't get through to them. They are contaminated. They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern [alluding to Pavlov]. You cannot change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still can not change the basic perception and the logic of behavior.

In other words [for] these people the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. To rid society of these people you need another 15 or 20 years to educate a new generation of patriotically minded and common sense people who would be acting in favor and in the interests of United States society.


ED: And yet these people who have been programmed and as you say [are] in place and who are favorable to an opening with the Soviet concept - these are the very people who would be marked for extermination in this country?

YURI: Most of them, yes. Simply because the psychological shock when they will see in [the] future what the beautiful society of EQUALITY and social justice means in practice, obviously they will revolt. They will be very unhappy [and] frustrated people, and Marxist-Leninist regime does not tolerate these people. Obviously they will join the [ranks] of dissenters; dissidents. Unlike the present United States there will be no place for dissent in future Marxist-Leninist America. [Now] you can get popular like Daniel Elsburg and filthy rich like Jane Fonda for being a dissident [and] for criticizing your Pentagon. In [the] future these people will simply be [he makes a squishy noise] squashed like cockroaches for criticizing the government. Nobody is going to pay them nothing for their beautiful [and] noble ideas of EQUALITY. This they don't understand and it will be the greatest shock for them, of course.


The demoralization process in the United States is basically completed already for the last 25 years. Actually, it's over fulfilled because demoralization now reaches such areas where not even Comrade Andropov and all his experts would even dream of such tremendous success. Most of it is done by Americans to Americans thanks to lack of moral standards. As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who was demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him, even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents and pictures. ...he will refuse to believe it.... That's the tragedy of the situation of demoralization.

The next stage is destabilization.... It only takes 2 to 5 years to destabilize a nation. This time what matters is essentials; economy, foreign relations, [and] defense systems. And you can see it quite clearly that in some... sensitive areas such as defense and [the] economy, the influence of Marxist-Leninist ideas in the United States is absolutely fantastic. I could never believe it 14 years ago when I landed in this part of the world that the process will go that fast.

Most of the American politicians, media, and educational system train another generation of people who think they are living at the peacetime. False. United States is in a state of war; undeclared, total war against the basic principles and foundations of this system. And the initiator of this war is not Comrade Andropov of course - it's the system. However, ridiculous it may sound, [it is] the world Communist system, or the world Communist conspiracy. Whether I scare some people or not, I don't give a hoot. If you're not scared by now, nothing can scare you.

ED: Okay, so what do we do? What is your recommendation to the American people?


YURI: Well, the immediate thing that comes to mind is, of course, there must be a very strong national effort to educate people in the spirit of REAL patriotism, number one. Number two, to explain [to] them the real danger of socialist, communist, welfare state, Big Brother government.... The moment at least part of [the] United States population is convinced that the danger is real, they have to FORCE their government... to stop aiding Communism.




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

I wish everyone in America watched these Yuri Bezmenov videos .Here is the thing, I realize this is a tremendous amount to take in. Please do not feel you have to do any of these, it is sooooo worth it, but I also know everyone is busy too. If you like watch a few of them and come back and watch some more.
I am putting all of them here for you in case you want to see all he had to say.


This is where you start.......

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x32cxf_yuri-bezmenov



Then I suggest to watch the complete 1 hour 20 minute video from google video ( if you have time it is well worth it)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2307456730142665916




Yuri Bezmenov, a Russian born, KGB trained subverter tells about the influence of the Soviet Union on Western media and describes the stages of communist takeovers. This interview was conducted by G. Edward Griffin in 1984.



Then also if you like you can watch this “new” lecture from 1983. This lecture from 1983 covers much of the same ground as the above videos, and is equally fascinating.

The video in 1983 is from Canada, where he defected to and became Tomas Schuman and worked in the Canadian Media for a while.

These video's focuses more on America and how America has been tricked into buying into Communism without the Communists firing a shot.

He talks about Marxist/Leninism ideaology being pumped into American life by AMERICANS - UNCHALLENGED, for generations.

One thing he said in this last set has resonated, a Godless society historically (given enough time) ceases to exist. The only hope is for people to have faith in God. Socialism/Communism thrives in an immoral society.

He ends this lecture by telling people that the answer is to get back to moral values and a belief in God. He predicted that the Marxists would continue to chip away at the moral foundation of the country and mock God continually. Setting themselves up as the authority in place of God and traditional values and mores.

He also predicted homosexuals demanding equality and civil rights and becoming violent. On the “old” video, when he talked about how he posed as a hippy to defect he talks about transforming his appearance from a conservative diplomat to a “progressive” long, long, before our liberals adopted the word progressive when liberal became a 4 letter word.

The Web site that provided the Bezmenov interview is “Realityzone.com” — worth visiting. It belongs to G. Edward Griffen, who also interviewed a fellow named Norman Dodd, an investigator on the “Reece Commission”, which looked into the activities of tax-exempt foundations, such as Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller. (Keep in mind that Timothy Geithner’s father, Peter Geithner, was the director of a department in the Ford Foundation that funded Hussein Obambi’s mother — Ann Dunham — when she was living in Indonesia. That’s how Barack Hussein Obama knows Geithner.)

G. Edward Griffen, is also the author of an interesting book on the history of the Federal Reserve titled “The Creature From Jekyll Island.” Jekyll Island is a small island off the coast of Georgia, where a group of international bankers secretly met in 1910. While hunting duck, they collectively hatched the idea for a central bank — the Federal Reserve — as a way to inflate and deflate the quantity of money and credit in the U.S. economy.

At the time, there were at least a few outspoken congressmen who understood that this was a way of putting the power to create “economic crises on demand” in the hands of an oligarchy of private bankers.

I wish we could get the left and the voters for Obama to watch these videos. But as Yuri claims "they won't get it till there's a bayonet in their ribs or a boot on their posterior, but they still won't understand."


He calls Hollywood liberals visiting the former USSR "useful idiots"! How true, even today! Liberals.

Liberalism truly is the retarded step-child of communism. The difference between a liberal and a communist is that the communist knows what they are doing!

Another person that has been warning us is David Horowitz in his book titled "Unholy Alliance".




Something of interest as well. Just an observation from the White House website as of today:

The President lays out his five pillars of investment and reform for education.

Now click on this and look at the list connected to ISLAM for the .........

“Five Pillars”



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (7)


"Sticking it to the young" by Mark Steyn




Sticking it to the young

The Washington Times

by Mark Steyn

'Yes, we can' may become 'On second thought, no, we can't'

Just between you, me, and the old, the late middle-aged and the early middle-aged - isn't it terrific to be able to stick it to the young? I mean, imagine how bad all this economic-type stuff would be if our kids and grandkids hadn't offered to pick up the tab.

Well, OK, they didn't exactly “offer” but they did stand around behind Barack Obama at all those campaign rallies helping him look dynamic and telegenic and earnestly chanting hopey-hopey-changey-changey. And “Yes, we can!” Which is a pretty open-ended commitment.

Are you sure you young folks will be able to pay off this massive Mount Spendmore of multi-trillion-dollar debts we've piled up on you?”Yes, we can!”

We thought you would say that! God bless the youth of America! We of the Greatest Generation, the boomers and Generation X salute you, the plucky members of the Brokest Generation, the Gloomers and Generation Y, as in “Why the hell did you old coots do this to us?”

Because, as politicians like to say, it's about “the future of all our children.” And the future of all our children is that they'll be paying off the past of all their grandparents. At 12 percent of gross domestic product, this year's deficit is the highest since World War II, and prioritizes not economic vitality but massive expansion of government. But hey, it's not our problem. As John Maynard Keynes observed, “In the long run we're all dead.”

Well, most of us will be. But not you youngsters, not for a while. So we've figured it out: You're the ultimate credit market, and the rest of us are all pre-approved!

The Bailout and the Tarp and the Stimulus and the Multi-Trillion Budget and Tarp 2 and Stimulus 2 and Tarp and Stimulus Meet Frankenstein and The Wolf Man are like the old Saturday-morning cliffhanger serials your grandpa used to enjoy. But now he doesn't have to grab his walker and totter down to the Rialto, because he can just switch on the news and every week there's his plucky little hero Big Government facing the same old crisis: Why, there's yet another exciting spending bill with 12 zeroes on the end, but unfortunately there seems to be some question about whether they have the votes to pass it. Oh, no!

And then, just as the fate of another gazillion dollars of pork and waste hangs in the balance, Arlen Specter or one of those lady senators from Maine dashes to the cliff edge and gives a helping hand, and phew, this week's spendapalooza sails through. But don't worry, there'll be another exciting episode of Trillion-Buck Rogers of the 21st Century next week!

This is the biggest generational transfer of wealth in the history of the world. If you're an 18-year-old middle-class hopeychanger, look at the way your parents and grandparents live: It's not going to be like that for you. You're going to have a smaller house and a smaller car - if not a basement flat and a bus ticket. You didn't get us into this catastrophe. But you're going to be stuck with the tab, just like the Germans got stuck with paying reparations for the catastrophe of World War I.

True, the Germans were actually in the war, whereas in the current crisis you guys were just goofing around at school, dozing through Diversity Studies and hoping to ace Anger Management class. But tough. That's the way it goes.

I had the pleasure of talking to the students of Hillsdale College last week, and endeavored to explain what it is they're being lined up for in a 21st century America of more government, more regulation, less opportunity and less prosperity: When you come to take your seat at the American table (to use another phrase politicians are fond of), you'll find the geezers, boomers and X-ers have all gone to the men's room, and you're the only one sitting there when the waiter presents the check. That's you: Generation Checks.

The Teleprompter Kid says not to worry: His budget numbers are based on projections that the economy will decline 1.2 percent this year and then grow 4 percent every year thereafter. Do you believe that? In fact, does he believe that? This is the guy who keeps telling us this is the worst economic crisis in 70 years, and it turns out it's just a 1 percent decline for a couple more months and then party time resumes?

And, come to that, wasn't there a (notably unprojected) 6.2 percent drop in GDP just in the last quarter of 2008?

Whatever. Growth may be lower than projected, but who's to say all those new programs, agencies, entitlements and other boondoggles won't also turn out to cost less than anticipated? Might as well be optimistic, right?

Youth is wasted on the young, said Bernard Shaw. So the geezers appropriated it. We love the youthful sense of living in the moment, without a care, without the burdens of responsibility - free to go wild and crazy and splash out for Tony Danza in dinner theater in Florida where we bought the condo we couldn't afford.

But we also love the idealism of youth: We want to help the sick and heal the planet by voting for massive unsustainable government programs.

Like the young, we're still finding ourselves, but when we find ourselves stuck with a medical bill or a foreclosure notice it's great to be able to call home and say, “Whoops, I got into a bit of a hole this month. Do you think you could advance me a couple of trillion just to tide me over?” And if there's no one at home but a couple of second-graders, who cares? In supporting the political class in its present behavior, America has gone to the bank and given its kids a massive breach-of-trust fund.

I mentioned a few weeks ago the calamitous reality of the U.S. auto industry. General Motors has 96,000 employees but provides health benefits to more than a million people. They can never sell enough cars to make that math add up. In fact, selling cars doesn't help, as they lose money on each model.

GM is a welfare project masquerading as economic activity. And, after the Obama transformation, America will be, too.

The young need to recognize that this is their fight. They need to stop chanting along with the hopeychangey dirges and do something more effective, like form the anti-AARP: The association of Americans who'll never be able to retire.


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

What a great commentary! He does it with such great humor, but he’s dead serious.





Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (4)


Tea Party Washington, DC


This was held in Lafayette Park across from the White House.







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


This is a grand thing seeing people (our people) standing up. We always see the left doing it, always whining and threatening so they can get handouts and hold American prosperity hostage. It is good to see patriots standing up.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM


March 15, 2009

Obama's H.R.1388, "The Give Act" to Reform the National Service Laws




Obama Requires American's to SERVE, H.R.1388, "The Give Act" to reform the National Service Laws


HR 1388, will hit the House floor on Tuesday.It is called the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (The Give Act.) The House is scheduled to Rule this week. Sponsored by Democrat Representative Carolyn McCarthy (NY), Education and Labor Committee. The objective is to reauthorize and reform the national service laws.

Democrat Rep. McCarthy is sponsoring the bill with 25 co-sponsors, ALL Democrats, including Charlie Rangel.


You can CLICK HERE......The Library of Congress Thomas

And CLICK this one too


From clicking on the link above: ( these are just a few of the things)

* Government the right to require individuals to give 3 years service under the guise of “volunteer” service

* It talks about uniforms and “camps.” They revise the word “camps” and call it “campus.” There is language about Seniors and Community organizations.

* “leverage Federal investments to increase State, local, business, and philanthropic resources to address national and local challenges

* encourage national service efforts to address pressing national challenges, such as improving education for low-income students, increasing energy conservation, and improving the health, well-being, and economic opportunities of the neediest individuals in the Nation;

* expand and strengthen service-learning programs through year-round opportunities, including during the summer months, to improve the education of children and youth and to maximize the benefits of national and community service, in order to renew the ethic of civic responsibility and the spirit of community to children and youth throughout the United States;

* increase service opportunities for our Nation's retiring professionals

* encourage members of the Baby Boom generation to partake in service opportunities

* Civilian Community Corps shall be called the "National Civilian Community Corps"

* the Director determines appropriate "Uniforms"


**** Take note of the Miscellaneous Section (Title VI) of the Bill. Very Strange!!!
From the Misc. section, #6104: (6) Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.
MANDATORY!

CO-SPONSORS(25), ALPHABETICAL

Rep Altmire, Jason [PA-4] - 3/12/2009
Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] - 3/9/2009
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] - 3/12/2009
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] - 3/9/2009
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 3/12/2009
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 3/9/2009
Rep Hare, Phil [IL-17] - 3/9/2009
Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] - 3/9/2009
Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] - 3/9/2009
Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 3/12/2009
Rep Kildee, Dale E. [MI-5] - 3/9/2009
Rep Klein, Ron [FL-22] - 3/12/2009
Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] - 3/12/2009
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 3/12/2009
Rep Miller, George [CA-7] - 3/9/2009
Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] - 3/12/2009
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] - 3/9/2009
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 3/12/2009
Rep Sablan, Gregorio [MP] - 3/9/2009
Rep Sestak, Joe [PA-7] - 3/9/2009
Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] - 3/12/2009
Rep Tonko, Paul D. [NY-21] - 3/9/2009
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] - 3/12/2009
Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 3/12/2009
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 3/12/2009


Part of Title VI says:
SEC. 6107. POWERS OF COMMISSION.

(a) Hearings and Sessions- The Commission may, for the purpose of carrying out this title, hold public hearings, sit and act at times and places, take testimony, and receive evidence as the Commission considers appropriate.

b) Powers of Members and Agents- Any member or agent of the Commission may, if authorized by the Commission, take any action which the Commission is authorized to take by this section.

(c) Obtaining Official Data- Upon request of the Chairperson, the head of any department or agency shall furnish information to the Commission that the Commission deems necessary to enable it to carry out this title.

(d) Physical Facilities and Equipment- The Architect of the Capitol, in consultation with the appropriate entities in the legislative branch, shall locate and provide suitable facilities and equipment for the operation of the Commission on a nonreimbursable basis.



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

Mandatory military service is practiced in Israel and Switzerland and maybe some other countries I am not aware of. But that is military and different then what Obama has planned.

If I get this right he wants the regular military as we know it but to pump up a civilian one and make them as he said as powerful or MORE powerful then our military. THAT is alarming to me. And their desire to change the words of Camp to Campus is a clear indication that they are trying to camoflauge their intentions.

"The first step in community organization is community disorganization. The disruption of the present organization is the first step toward community organization. Present arrangements must be disorganized if they are to be displace by new patterns.... All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new." -Saul Alinsky,p.116, Rules for Radicals

From Obama's campaign speech's.

‘My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you’ll join with me as we try to change it."- Barrack Obama
"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." -Obama
"People of all ages, stations, and skills will be asked to serve."- Obama

Michelle Obama said:

"Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed."


The Second American Revolution, by Thomas Paine, author of "Common Sense"



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (40)


Chief Justice Roberts in Idaho




BORN IN THE USA?

Chief justice publicly accepts WND's eligibility petition

Attorney Orly Taitz talks to Roberts, who agrees to read Obama-birth docs

wnd

Orly Taitz confronted the chief justice yesterday with legal briefs and a WND petition bearing names of over 325,000 people asking the court to rule on whether or not the sitting president fulfills the Constitution's "natural-born citizen" clause.

According to Orly Taitz, the attorney who confronted Chief Justice John Roberts at a lecture at the University of Idaho, the judge promised before the gathered crowd that he would, indeed, read and review the briefs and petition.

"I addressed him in front of 800 people in the audience," Taitz told WND, "including university officials, the president of the Idaho State Bar and the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Idaho, and in front of all them, [Roberts] promised to read my papers."

Roberts was lecturing on Abraham Lincoln to approximately 1,200 attendees of the annual Bellwood Memorial Lecture Series at the Moscow, Idaho, university. Roberts has been chief justice of the Supreme Court since his nomination by President George W. Bush and subsequent confirmation in 2005.

Earlier in the week, Taitz confronted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who told her the issue of Obama's eligibility, which has been raised before the Supreme Court at least four times but has yet to be given a single hearing, still lacked the votes of the required four justices in conference before it would be officially heard.

Taitz said, "I told Scalia that I was an attorney that filed Lightfoot v. Bowen that Chief Justice Roberts distributed for conference on Jan. 23 and now I represent nine state reps and 120 military officers, many of them high ranked, and I want to know if they will hear Quo Warranto and if they would hear it on original jurisdiction, if I bring Hawaii as an additional defendant to unseal the records and ascertain Obama's legitimacy for presidency."

The legal phrase Quo Warranto essentially means an explanation is being demanded for what authority Obama is using to act as president. An online constitutional resource says Quo Warranto "affords the only judicial remedy for violations of the Constitution by public officials and agents."

At the lecture in Idaho, Taitz grabbed the attention of Justice Roberts by boldly addressing her allegation that a clerk had buried the case.

"I said, 'Justice Roberts, my name is Orly Taitz. I'm an attorney from California, and I got up at 3 o'clock in the middle of the night, flew and drove thousands of miles just to ask you a question. So please give me some leeway,'" Taitz told WND. "My question is, do you know there is illegal activity going on in the Supreme Court of the United States?"

According to Taitz, the room was stunned silent as she continued, "I have presented my case to you, and you personally agreed to hear this case in conference. But your clerk refused to forward a supplemental brief to you. He has hidden this brief from you. He refused to put it on the docket. Additionally, my case was erased from the docket one day after the Inauguration, two days before my case was to be heard.

"Outraged citizens and members of the media and state representatives are calling the Supreme Court, demanding to have the case reentered on the docket," Taitz told Roberts.

Then she held up the WND petition and continued, "Moreover, here are the names of U.S. citizens who signed this petition and who sent individual letters to individual justices, including you, Justice Roberts, all of them demanding the same thing – that you hear my case in regards to Barack Hussein Obama's eligibility for presidency."

According to Taitz, Roberts approached the microphone and said, "I see you have papers. I promise you I will read all your papers, I will review them. Please give them to my Secret Service and I will review all of them."

Shortly thereafter, Taitz told WND, a Secret Service agent identified by his badge as Gilbert Shaw accepted two suitcases of documents and pledged to deliver them to Roberts.



The Reagan Exchange

I just saw this today, I didn't know that Michael Reagan has also been keeping updates about this.



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

Outstanding!!! Now we wait and see if anything comes of this.

I think Dr. Orly Taitz may be the next Erin Brockovich. admire Dr. Taitz’s perseverance


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (5)


Unusual Weapons Found in Iraq




Footage of unusual weapons found in Iraq. Weapons include nickel and gold-plated AK-47s and a four-barreled naval pistol.




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

That one that the man says is a 4 barrell one is one I never heard of before. I thought this video was interesting.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (3)


Pocket Obama


Obama's little blue book


POCKET OBAMA is an anthology of quotations borrowed from Barack Obama's speeches and writings, intended to keep the momentum going for those inspired by his message of hope and change.
The little blue book includes themes of democracy, politics, war, terrorism, race, community, jurisprudence, faith, personal responsibility, national identity, and above all, his hoped-for vision of a new America.

POCKET OBAMA is a portable, everyday primer for readers who want to examine the substance of his thought and reflect on the next great chapter in the American story"


Available at Amazon.com


Checking little further and they also searched for or bought “Let Me call the Rebel”, “Rules for Radicals” and other books by Saul Alinsky, “The Communist Manifesto” and other assorted community organizer and radical books.


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

Good grief! Kind of funny, but scary too, check out the comments people have left there, below and also on the sides of the page.

"Customers who searched for "pocket obama" also expressed interest in: The Little Red Book - Quotations from Mao Tse-tung by Mao Tse-tung"


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (7)


Kennedy Receives Honory Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II





Sen. Ted Kennedy Receives Honory Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II

UPI

The Washington Post reported that the Massachusetts Democrat's honor was announced by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who on Wednesday addressed a joint session of Congress.

In his speech, Brown praised Kennedy's role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland after years of strife and his efforts to strengthen healthcare and educational opportunities in the United States and elsewhere.

"Northern Ireland today is at peace, more Americans have healthcare, children around the world are going to school," Gordon said. "And for all these things, we owe a great debt to the life, and courage, of Senator Edward Kennedy."




Shocked onlookers look over the bridge to the senator's wrecked car below


MPs' fury as U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy gets honorary knighthood for Northern Ireland role

Daily Mail.co.uk

Gordon Brown sparked fury today by awarding an honorary knighthood to U.S. senator Edward Kennedy, who has been accused in the past of being an IRA sympathiser.

Conservative MPs and Peers condemned as 'inappropriate' the decision to make a man closely linked to the Irish nationalist movement a 'Sir'.

Senior British politicians also expressed unease at honouring the Democrat who was embroiled in controversy when he was involved in an infamous car accident on Chappaquiddick Island in 1969 in which a young woman was killed.



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

The cowardly degenerate Ted: “Thank you, your majesty, (hic). As they say, (hic), once a queen, always a queen, but (hic) once a (k)night is not enough. (hic)”

Next thing you know Obama will be giving the Medal of Freedom to Bill Ayers.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM | Comments (7)


Obama's Budget Plan Failing So Team Obama Uses Palin in Some Hate Mongering AD's


In an ad called “Crickets” that begins Sunday, Americans United for Change, a labor-funded ally of the White House, says: “President Obama has proposed a budget plan to turn the page on the failed economic policies of the past – creating jobs and changing the way things are done in Washington. The Republican response?”

Then the viewer sees Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner(R-Ohio) each saying, “No!”

“So what kind of budget have the Republicans proposed to get us out of the mess they created? Here are the details,” the ad continues. The viewer sees a blank screen and hears the sound of crickets.





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And here is another one, they have been very busy making these stupid videos.



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

LOL Pandering ads like this do nothing but alert even the densest of kool-aid drinker of theirs that there is controversy over the Administration’s “plan.”

Democrats are so pathetic! I swear I really have tried to think positive about them over the years. LOL I just could not come up with one thing that I respect them for other then I love a good movie or TV show and good music. hahaha

OK so here is the AD Republican's should run.

When Democrats ran for election they said bills would be created with transparency and there would be no vote until a few days were allowed for comment.

Here is how the Democrats crafted the budget bill........show people going “I don’t know”

Here is how debate was handled by the Democrats in the Senate.....show Nancy Pelosi saying the bill had to pass intact without change and even playing Obama and his quote of how he had not read the bill he signed as well as anyone else!

This about that a President that signs a HUGE bill and could care less about reading it and knowing what is in it. Yes Obama you freak, it is obvious you could care less.


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:40 AM | Comments (7)


March 14, 2009

B.Obama Wants To Charge Disabled Veterans For Treatment At VA Facilities



Obama wants to charge disabled veterans for treatment at VA facilities

CNN

Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.

But the proposal would be "dead on arrival" if it's sent to Congress, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, said.
Murray used that blunt terminology when she told Shinseki that the idea would not be acceptable and would be rejected if formally proposed. Her remarks came during a hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs about the 2010 budget.

No official proposal to create such a program has been announced publicly, but veterans groups wrote a pre-emptive letter last week to President Obama voicing their opposition to the idea after hearing the plan was under consideration.

The groups also cited an increase in "third-party collections" estimated in the 2010 budget proposal -- something they said could be achieved only if the Veterans Administration started billing for service-related injuries.

Asked about the proposal, Shinseki said it was under "consideration."
"A final decision hasn't been made yet," he said.

Currently, veterans' private insurance is charged only when they receive health care from the VA for medical issues that are not related to service injuries, like getting the flu.

Charging for service-related injuries would violate "a sacred trust," Veterans of Foreign Wars spokesman Joe Davis said. Davis said the move would risk private health care for veterans and their families by potentially maxing out benefits paying for costly war injury treatments.

A second senator, North Carolina Republican Richard Burr, said he agreed that the idea should not go forward.
"I think you will give that up" as a revenue stream if it is included in this April's budget, Burr said.

Murray said she'd already discussed her concerns with the secretary the previous week.

"I believe that veterans with service-connected injuries have already paid by putting their lives on the line," Murray said in her remarks. "I don't think we should nickel and dime them for their care."
Eleven of the most prominent veterans organizations have been lobbying Congress to oppose the idea. In the letter sent last week to the president, the groups warned that the idea "is wholly unacceptable and a total abrogation of our government's moral and legal responsibility to the men and women who have sacrificed so much."

The groups included The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.



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

This is just UNBELIEVABLE even to consider it !! To even suggest or think about doing this is unfathomable. Words cannot express how angry I am.

First I am shocked that communist Patty Murray spoke up. I almost fell off my chair. I’ll tell you, it’s one strange day when I agree with Patty Murray. Even stranger when she is to the right of a democratic President.

One of the sacred trusts that a grateful nation gives to the men and women who choose to place their bodies between the rest of us and "war's desolation" is that the wounds and ailments they receive during their service will be treated by that grateful nation. To try to outsource that obligation is a violation of that trust.

If this plan were to ever be implemented, it would be very difficult for a veteran, especially one with service related medical problems, to actually get private insurance.

What's next, charge them for their bullets and helmets?

Talk about demoralizing the military, which he clearly despises and does not see a need for.

This is outrageous, beyond belief outrageous. That this idea is even broached as a possibility shows just how powerful they THINK they are. They are counting on us sputtering and FURIOUS, but then doing nothing in response.

There IS a tipping point. They will eventually drop that deciding feather on that camel’s back. And if Obama does this, then this would be it. Obama's arrogance and contempt is overwhelming .

I will be surprised if this gets passed out in the open. It’s completely indefensible. They’d bury it in an Obama bill if they really wanted to go after it. That way it would get passed without open discussion or debate.

B.Hussein Obama is despicable ! He is a lot like the terrorists, absolutely everything he does destroys something.

Obama's war is revenge on America and everything we stand for. Our military men and women have given us freedom. Obama wants that taken away.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (20)


Obama and Holder Drop "enemy combatant" As Basis For Detention


Obama, our troops in Afghanistan are "just air-raiding villages and killing civilians". ( 8/13/07 )



U.S. drops "enemy combatant" as basis for detention

March 13, 2009

Reuters

The Obama administration dropped the term "enemy combatant" and incorporated international law on Friday as its basis for holding terrorism suspects at Guantanamo prison while it works to close the facility.

The U.S. Justice Department said it had filed court papers outlining its break from Bush administration detention standards, and said only those who provided "substantial" support to al Qaeda or the Taliban would be considered detainable.

"As we work towards developing a new policy to govern detainees, it is essential that we operate in a manner that strengthens our national security, is consistent with our values, and is governed by law," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement.
"The change we've made today meets each of those standards and will make our nation stronger."

Unlike under former President George W. Bush, who greatly sought to expand presidential powers during his term, the new detention policy does not rely on the president's powers as military commander in chief to hold terrorism suspects at Guantanamo.

That policy has been subject to numerous legal battles and Supreme Court rulings that rebuked the Bush administration.

Instead, the Justice Department said, "It draws on the international laws of war to inform the statutory authority conferred by Congress.
"It provides that individuals who supported al Qaeda or the Taliban are detainable only if the support was substantial. And it does not employ the phrase 'enemy combatant.'"
It said it had told the court that the Obama administration was reviewing its entire detention policy -- as part of its plan to close the prison at the U.S. naval base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- and further refinements of the policies were possible.


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

Can we use "enemy combatant" for the current administration????

Well to be politically correct...... the term “enemy combatant” was loaded with implications of people wanting to do violence against America. That term hurt their self-esteem. So, we’ll have to use a new politically correct term to indicate who these people are.

These guys that we let go and then find leading Taliban units or organizing suicide bombings are no longer "enemy combatants"? What other evidence we have to give these guys that these are DANGEROUS PEOPLE!!!

I wonder how long it will be before our troops are required to mirandize the guy that's shooting at them!!!! So does the soldier that initially detains an insubstantial individual face prosecution for unlawful detention? And more of our troops will be injured and killed then before....who wants to risk a court martial over Obama's pro muzzie ROE. sheesh I am going to cry! This is horrible. They are not thinking of our troops at all, not at all!!!!

The logical conclusion is that the new Administration doesn’t consider the Gitmo prisoners to be their enemies. Unlike, say, Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santelli, Sarah Palin, and Joe the Plumber.

Obama and Holder share a common trait...they care more for those fighting against America and her traditional values and underpinnings than they care for those values or underpinnings.

B.Hussein Obama has made his decisions by erring on the side of America’s enemies from day one. Well Barry, You OWN any terror attack that befalls this nation, none of that inherited from Bush crap because you have already damaged most of the process that Bush put in place to keep this country safe.

You Will be complicit in the deaths of Americans killed by the next wave of attacks against America or our interests, and especially our troops!!!!! What a slap in the face of our armed forces.

Attorney General Holder. “The change we’ve made today meets each of those standards and will make our nation stronger.

This has got to be the dumbest thing I've ever read The most dangerous people in America are presently running our government.

Holder’s law firm handled some of these terrorists cases in Gitmo. Holder also said there was no international definition of a terrorist when he wanted his clients case dismissed in court.

So now, he has permanently fixed anything else that might arise when he and Obama want them on our streets. They are probably the new state military police Michelle, Barack and Rahm want. They know weapons so no training needed.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (12)


EFCA Authorizes Government Control of 4 Million Small Businesses




EFCA Authorizes Government Control of 4 Million Small Businesses

The Heritage Foundation


The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA, H.R. 1409, S. 560) does more than take away secret ballot elections: It empowers the federal government to impose contracts on newly organized companies.

The government would set wages, benefits, work assignments, promotion procedures, and any major changes to business operations. Because EFCA has no meaningful small businesses exemption, it would authorize federal control of up to 4 million small businesses employing 39 million Americans. Consequently, bureaucrats with no management experience would effectively control these small businesses.

Four Million Small Businesses Affected

The misnamed Employee Free Choice Act affects both large and small businesses. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) has a small business exception. However, this exemption has not been updated for inflation since 1959.[1] It covers all non-retail businesses with gross revenues of $50,000 a year and retail businesses with gross revenues over $500,000 a year

To put those figures into perspective, the average private-sector worker costs his or her employer $56,000 a year in wages and benefits--before the cost of any capital needed to do the job. A business with one worker earning average pay would not qualify. Consequently, the law has no meaningful small businesses exemption.

The Heritage Foundation used Census Bureau data to calculate how many small businesses EFCA would affect: The act covers 4,180,000 businesses employing 38,934,000 workers.

Consequently, bureaucrats with no management experience would effectively control these small businesses, says James Sherk, the Bradley Fellow in Labor Policy at the Heritage Foundation.

The misnamed Employee Free Choice Act affects both large and small businesses, says Sherk:

* The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) has a small business exception, however, this exemption has not been updated for inflation since 1959.
* It covers all non-retail businesses with gross revenues of $50,000 a year and retail businesses with gross revenues over $500,000 a year.
* To put those figures into perspective, the average private-sector worker costs his or her employer $56,000 a year in wages and benefits--before the cost of any capital needed to do the job.
* A business with one worker earning average pay would not qualify, consequently, the law has no meaningful small businesses exemption.

The Heritage Foundation used Census Bureau data to calculate how many small businesses EFCA would affect: The act covers 4,180,000 businesses employing 38,934,000 workers.

EFCA takes away these workers' right to a secret ballot vote on joining a union -- a consequence that has attracted considerable controversy, says Sherk. However, the bill has a second provision of equal if not greater significance to small businesses that has attracted much less attention: EFCA replaces collective bargaining with government-imposed contracts for newly organized companies. In practice:

* EFCA will effectively eliminate collective bargaining for initial contracts because the system provides no reason for unions not to hold out for a government contract.

* Unions would have strong incentives to make extreme demands and hope the FMCS appointed arbitrator splits the difference between these demands and management's position.

Granting such a radical amount of power to the FMCS puts control of workplaces in the hands of unaccountable government bureaucrats, says Sherk.



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

The inmates are running the asylum.

What the heck is happening to our country?

Everyone of these dangerous beltway initiatives makes me grieve even more for the poor souls that fell on Normandy and everywhere else.

They gave all to fight back evil and preserve our freedom. And those fools in Washington are just throwing it all away.

summary of this BS: aka Communism! or is State control of private business is called FACISM.

You have 2 candidates, the UNIONS and the EMPLOYERS. They both are campaigning for the workers vote. The UNIONS want them to vote YES to unionize and EMPLOYERS wants them to vote NO against unionization. After campaigning for their vote, both go back to their respective corners while the EMPLOYEE decides which candidate they will side with, the UNIONS or the EMPLOYERS. Come “election day,” the EMPLOYEE goes to the “polls” to cast their vote. They enter a PRIVATE BOOTH and pull the lever of their choice, either for or against unionization. What the EFCA will eliminate is the PRIVATE BOOTH in which the EMPLOYEE votes. No longer will the UNIONS have to campaign up until “election day.” All they will have to do is walk up to every EMPLOYEE, where ever they may be, and get them to vote YES or NO. IT would be like Barack Obama going around to every person in America and handing them a ballot and telling them to vote for them right there on the spot while they watch.

The end goal of communism is to have all the means of production in the hands of government. Obama is trying to move the country to that situation as soon as possible.

If these last two months haven't been reason enough for a revolution, what will it take? I suppose we shall find out as we still have many years left on our sentence.

This is insane. The unions get to tell the employees anything they want; promise things they cannot deliver. The employer does not even get the right to have a say.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (10)


Obama's Poll Numbers Are Falling to Earth




Obama's Poll Numbers Are Falling to Earth

The Wall Street Journal

By DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN and SCOTT RASMUSSEN

It is simply wrong for commentators to continue to focus on President Barack Obama's high levels of popularity, and to conclude that these are indicative of high levels of public confidence in the work of his administration. Indeed, a detailed look at recent survey data shows that the opposite is most likely true.

The American people are coming to express increasingly significant doubts about his initiatives, and most likely support a different agenda and different policies from those that the Obama administration has advanced.

Polling data show that Mr. Obama's approval rating is dropping and is below where George W. Bush was in an analogous period in 2001. Rasmussen Reports data shows that Mr. Obama's net presidential approval rating -- which is calculated by subtracting the number who strongly disapprove from the number who strongly approve -- is just six, his lowest rating to date.

Overall, Rasmussen Reports shows a 56%-43% approval, with a third strongly disapproving of the president's performance. This is a substantial degree of polarization so early in the administration. Mr. Obama has lost virtually all of his Republican support and a good part of his Independent support, and the trend is decidedly negative.

A detailed examination of presidential popularity after 50 days on the job similarly demonstrates a substantial drop in presidential approval relative to other elected presidents in the 20th and 21st centuries. The reason for this decline most likely has to do with doubts about the administration's policies and their impact on peoples' lives.

There is also a clear sense in the polling that taxes will increase for all Americans because of the stimulus, notwithstanding what the president has said about taxes going down for 95% of Americans. Close to three-quarters expect that government spending will grow under this administration.

Recent Gallup data echo these concerns. That polling shows that there are deep-seated, underlying economic concerns. Eighty-three percent say they are worried that the steps Mr. Obama is taking to fix the economy may not work and the economy will get worse. Eighty-two percent say they are worried about the amount of money being added to the deficit. Seventy-eight percent are worried about inflation growing, and 69% say they are worried about the increasing role of the government in the U.S. economy.

When Gallup asked whether we should be spending more or less in the economic stimulus, by close to 3-to-1 margin voters said it is better to have spent less than to have spent more. When asked whether we are adding too much to the deficit or spending too little to improve the economy, by close to a 3-to-2 margin voters said that we are adding too much to the deficit.

Support for the stimulus package is dropping from narrow majority support to below that. There is no sense that the stimulus package itself will work quickly, and according to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll, close to 60% said it would make only a marginal difference in the next two to four years. Rasmussen data shows that people now actually oppose Mr. Obama's budget, 46% to 41%. Three-quarters take this position because it will lead to too much spending. And by 2-to-1, voters reject House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's call for a second stimulus package.

While over two-thirds support the plan to help homeowners refinance their mortgage, a 48%-36% plurality said that it will unfairly benefit those who have been irresponsible, echoing Rick Santelli's call to arms on CNBC.

And although a narrow majority remains confident in Mr. Obama's goals and overall direction, 45% say they do not have confidence, a number that has been growing since the inauguration less than two months ago. With three-quarters saying that they expect the economy to get worse, it is hard to see these numbers improving substantially.

There is no real appetite for increasing taxes to pay for an expanded health-insurance program. Less than half would support such an idea, which is 17% less than the percentage that supported government health insurance when Bill Clinton first considered it in March of 1993.




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

Obama told them he was going to change America into a socialist/communist hell hole right up front in all his speeches. They were just to naive or stupid to get it.

Republicans need to run advertising linking the financial mess to Democrats.

This is what the GOP needs to do. They need to take the lead at every chance they can and keep hammering Obama on all he does. Republicans need to confront the false notions of the public, head on!



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (5)


Four DEMOCRAT Congressmen NOT From AZ..and Obama's ACORN Go After Sheriff Joe


Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, left, orders approximately 200 convicted illegal immigrants handcuffed together and moved into a separate area of Tent City, inmates behind Arpaio, for incarceration until their sentences are served and they are deported to their home countries Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, in Phoenix.



Justice Dept. Investigates Arizona Sheriff for Enforcing Immigration

CNS News

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona following requests by congressional Democrats and allegations by liberal activists that the department has violated the civil rights of illegal aliens.

Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), and Robert Scott (D-Va.) requested the investigation, and activists groups such as National Day Laborer Organizer Network and ACORN launched petition drives and rallies in support of the probe.

The investigation focuses on Sheriff Joe Arpaio and dozens of officers under his command who were trained through the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Agreements of Cooperation in Communities to Enhance Safety and Security (ACCESS), which partners federal and local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws. (The Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement division is known popularly as ICE.)

In a letter dated March 10, 2009, Loretta Smith, acting assistant attorney general at the DOJ, detailed what her department would be investigating:

"The investigation will focus on alleged patterns or practices of discriminatory police practices and unconstitutional searches and seizures conducted by the MCSO, and on allegations of national origin discrimination, including failure to provide meaningful access to MCSO services for limited English proficient (LEP) individuals."
"In conducting the investigation, we will seek to determine whether there are violations of the above laws by the MCSO," the letter says.

Concerning the DOJ’s investigation, Arpaio told CNSNews.com:

“I will not back down. What I am doing is upholding the laws of the state of Arizona, and I will not be persuaded to turn my back on my oath of office as sheriff of this county.”

In an August 2008 press release, Arpaio's office detailed those results.

"While the Sheriff’s illegal immigration and human smuggling operations conducted on the streets and roadways here have netted nearly 2,300 arrests, another very successful effort to locate illegal aliens has been quietly happening inside Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s jails," the release said.
It continues: "Despite the growing criticism of the Sheriff’s illegal immigration fight by some valley politicians and activists, Sheriff Arpaio says 60 detention officers trained by ICE officials have conducted over 106,000 interviews and investigations of inmates booked into jail since April of 2007.
"In those 18 months, 16,000 inmates were determined to be illegal aliens. Either they have already been deported or will be deported after being tried and/or serving their sentences for crimes committed in the valley. The work being done be Arpaio’s detention staff is a likely contributor to the recent reduction in crime in the valley,” the press release added.
"That number of 16,000 represents a full one-third (1/3) of all inmates in the United States who have had holds placed on them after being identified by jail or prison officials as illegal aliens."

The press release goes on to say that 20 percent of inmates in the Maricopa County Jail are illegal aliens and that of those, 2,000 illegal aliens - 70 percent - were arrested for felony crimes.

Those felony crimes committed included the following: forgery, 12 percent; kidnapping, 10 percent; aggravated assault, 7 percent; driving under the influence, 7 percent; drug charges, 27 percent; robbery, 3 percent; murder, 3 percent; and theft, 4 percent.

The Democratic Congress members have also asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to launch an investigation into the training provided by ICE.


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

Four leftist congressmen, who are not from Arizona filing a civil rights complaint against a duly elected Sheriff. I don't know about three of them but Conyers is a member of the Communist party the Progressives. Dang I truly can't stand these people. And it is a disgrace that they are allowed to run for office. Communists have filled our government and I am sick of it. It should be reversed and there should be an investigation of the FOUR Democrats and ACORN.

This is under Obama's reign of socialism so he is to blame too!!!!!! They sure blamed Bush for everything under the sun and so shall I blame OBAMA, Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

Sheriff Joe just doing the job that Washington does not want to do or is taking pay offs to look the other way.
Rep Conyers D-MI,,,, follow the money trail.

They are quite aware of what they are doing;the idiots are all those American who sat idly by, and refused to vote against the OBAMAnation that is being forced upon us.The hard leftists see that they have the power to carry out their agenda;and unlike Republicans,the leftists are not afraid to USE that power!

“civil rights of illegal aliens”

I thought so called civil rights referred to constitutional rights granted to citizens of the US. What is the legal basis to provide rights to those who come to our country illegally and disobey and disrespect our laws. This issue of civil rights has become so convoluted that our taxpayer dollars are spent on “civil rights” and “entitlements” without any support yet the rights specifically enumerated in the constitution like the right to bear arms, freedom of speech and freedom of religion are being taken away.

Now we see why Napolitano was put in that position. This is part of it. An Icon of Law Enforcement is one of the first to be destroyed by the Obama administration. But of course, that is part of Obama's agenda.

I love Sheriff Joe. This country would be far better off if only a tenth of the population had his guts.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (7)


Barack Obama and The Ecomony



More from.........

Obama’s Interview Aboard Air Force One

New York Times

The website link has the entire interview, I already posted a partial of this in a video.

New York Times reporter Peter Baker

OBAMA: By the time we got here, there already had been an enormous infusion of taxpayer money into the financial system, and the thing I constantly try to emphasize to people is that if coming in the market was doing fine, nobody would be happier than me to stay out of it.


REPORTER: Right.


OBAMA: You know, I have more than enough to do without having to worry about the financial system




Wild Thing's comment......

What an inspiring thing to say. I have more than enough to do without having to worry about the financial system. This does not inspire confidence among people.

Maybe Hussein should look for some other job he's actually qualified for. From what he’s done so far, he doesn’t appear to be qualified to do anything except teach a course in teleprompter reading.

He not only has no executive or managerial experience...he has no comprehension of what is required in such a job. Rather than providing leadership in dealing with the challenges at hand, his motto is "can't I just eat my waffle?"

Can you imagine iif President Bush had said this or President Reagan. They wouldn't have but if they did, all heck would break loose on all the TV news networks.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM | Comments (8)


Wal-Mart Looks To Hispanic Market


Wal-Mart looks to Hispanic market

Financial Times

Wal mart plans to open its first Hispanic-focused supermarkets this summer in Arizona and Texas as the largest US retailer continues its drive to expand its dominance of the US grocery business.

The pilot stores, named Supermercado de Walmart, will open in Phoenix and Houston in remodelled 39,000 sq ft locations occupied previously by two of Wal-Mart’s Neighborhood Market stores.

The retailer said that the stores were in “strongly Hispanic neighbourhoods” and would feature a “new lay-out, signing and product assortment designed to make them even more relevant to local Hispanic customers”. The staff will also be bilingual.

Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club warehouse store also plans to open a 143,000 sq ft Hispanic-focused store called Más Club in Houston this year.

Several leading regional US supermarket chains already operate Hispanic store brands, including Publix in Florida, which operates three Publix Sabor markets, and HEB in Texas, which opened a Mi Tienda store in Houston in 2006.

The markets include elements such as cafés serving Latino pastries and coffee, and full service meat and fish counters.

Leading retailers are also pursuing Hispanic consumers online, with Best Buy and Home Depot having launched Spanish-language versions of their e-commerce sites in recent months.

Eduardo Castro-Wright, the head of Wal-Mart’s US stores since 2005, has also been an advocate of testing new smaller, more focused formats, and raised the idea of turning the Neighbourhood Market into a Hispanic-style bodega concept several years ago.

He has also developed Wal-Mart’s efforts to customise its larger Supercenter stores, which have been grouped according to differing community profiles, such as urban, suburban, Hispanic and African-American, with customised merchandise.

A 195,000 sq ft Supercenter that opened in Texas last year included a tortilleria bakery, Hispanic foods and a larger selection of Spanish-language music and DVDs.

Mr Castro-Wright was previously head of Wal-Mart’s Mexican subsidiary, whose store network ranges from large US-style Supercenters to small local bodegas, an upmarket supermarket chain and two restaurant chains.

Last year, Wal-Mart also began testing four new 10,000 sq ft Marketside convenience grocery stores in the Phoenix area – its first new format in a decade. Tesco, the UK retailer, also has more than 25 of its small Fresh & Easy markets in the Phoenix area.



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

I love Mexican food it is one of my favorite, I also LOVE it when people come to our country and assimilate to our culture, our language and show they want to be Americans, not just live here. Just a question, why can't they do this and not be bilingual?

If Nicholas and I drive about an hour and a half from our home we can go to a little store that is owned and run by a Greek family. We go there to buy certain Greek foods for some of the things I cook from Nick's mothers recipes. The owner came here in his 30's and is now in his 60's. He takes great pride in speaking English and only the foods have Greek names, the signs in his store are all in English. This is the best example of what I am talking about. This is nice what this man has done, he loves our country, but Wal-Mart seems not to want to do this kind of thing.

Last year I did a post about Wal-Mart putting a special food sections in some of their stores for the Muslims that live here.

"Wal-Mart Tweaks Store for Arab-Americans Wal-Mart Does Homework to Lure Middle Eastern Shoppers in Detroit-Area Store DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) Faten Saad knew she wasn't in a typical Wal-Mart when she saw an end-of-the-aisle display featuring Mamool."


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Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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FBI Concerned About Somali Recruits from "Seattle Mosque – and others in Minneapolis





"In several cities the FBI is investigating whether young Somali Americans have traveled back to their native country to fight."

FBI concerned about young men recruited for terrorism

nbc


Seattle FBI agents are now working on a nationwide terrorism investigation.

They're concerned that young men are being recruited in the United States to join the Jihad overseas.

The FBI has confirmed some cases of young men traveling to the East African nation of Somalia to join al Qaeda-sponsored groups there.

One of the cases they're looking at includes a man killed in fighting in Somalia last year – an American citizen from Seattle.

Ruben Shumpert was a convert to radical Islam whose anti-American rhetoric and quest for guns brought him to the attention of the Seattle FBI in 2004.

Agents raided his south Seattle barbershop and arrested a group of men in a potential terrorism case.

Those people later pleaded guilty to counterfeiting, but Shumpert who was free on bond never showed for sentencing.

Last year he was listed among the dead in a U.S.-sponsored rocket attack near Mogadishu - the capital of war-ravaged Somalia.

Muslim extremists are fueling the fighting and now the investigation into Shumpert's apparent death has taken on new urgency because at a Seattle mosque – and others in the Minneapolis area – at least a dozen Somali families report young men who have vanished.

In several cities the FBI is investigating whether young Somali Americans have traveled back to their native country to fight.

Minneapolis college student Shira Ahmed killed more than two dozen people in Somalia in October and became the first suicide bomber radicalized in the U.S., according to the head of the FBI.

"We certainly believe that he was recruited here in the United States and we do believe there may have been others that have been radicalized as well," said Robert Mueller, FBI director.

The head of the Seattle Somali Community Center didn't want to speak to KING 5 on camera, but says she is not aware of anyone who has reported a missing family member.

A federal justice source also says agents haven't turned up firm evidence that anyone other than Shumpert traveled from Seattle to fight. However, with the fourth largest Somali community in the country here, agents are trying to build their rapport with that community.

Of course, the concern is that these extremists are U.S. citizens that could bring the violence back here.


March 11, 2009
“Grand jury convenes in FBI terror case against Minneapolis Muslims, mosque”


FOX news

By Mike Levine

SNIPPET: “Federal authorities are looking to bring terror-related charges against one or more Somali-Americans from the Minneapolis area, and witnesses to the case have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury, according to a Muslim leader in the area and a woman who said she testified before the grand jury this morning.
For several months the FBI has been investigating about a dozen Somali-American men who disappeared from their homes in the Minneapolis area late last year and may have joined terrorist groups overseas. One of the men, 27-year-old Shirwa Ahmed, later blew himself up in Somalia.”

Last month the mosque invited the FBI to meet with community and religious leaders to discuss the missing men and other issues affecting the Somali-American community in Minnesota. Hurre said the FBI called this morning to say they are now "ready to meet." A meeting between the FBI and the Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center is scheduled for Thursday. Hurre said it will be the first meeting between the FBI and the mosque since federal authorities launched their investigation.

At a forum in Washington two weeks ago, FBI Director Robert Mueller said the trend of young men "radicalized and recruited" in the United States to take up arms overseas "in particular concerns us."
"It raises the question of whether these young men will one day come home, and, if so, what they might undertake here," he said.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security is set to hold a hearing tomorrow morning looking at Somalia-based terrorist groups, particularly the Al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab, and their efforts to recruit inside the United States. A top-ranking official with the FBI's National Security Branch, J. Philip Mudd, and the Deputy Director for Intelligence at the National Counterterrorism Center, Andrew Liepman, are scheduled to testify at the hearing.


March 11, 2009

“The U.S.-Somali Experience”

Counterterrorism blog
By Douglas Farah

SNIPPET: “Officials are still trying to assess the scope of the problem but say reports so far do not warrant a major concern about a terrorist threat within the United States. But intelligence officials said the recruitment of U.S. citizens by terrorist groups is particularly worrisome because their American passports could make it easier for them to reenter the country.
This represents a movement toward the “Europeanization” of the Islamist threat in the United States, where terrorists recruit among the disasporas in an adopted country (or where the young people are second generation and feeling lost between two worlds.) The recruits, with the requisite language skills and knowledge of how society functions, are far easier to hide plain site than foreigners would.”



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

A recent study sponsored by the Center for Security Policy found that of 100 American mosques and Islamic centers and schools it examined across the country, “75 should be on the watch list” for inciting insurrection and jihad through sermons and anti-western literature.

Something important as well from ....Human Events

from Gary Bauer

"The waxing of radical Islam in America comes as the issue seems to be waning in importance with the Obama administration. In the opening weeks of the Obama administration, the term “war on terror” has been all but abandoned by the State Department. Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano recently became the first DHS secretary to leave out the words “terror” and “vulnerability” from remarks prepared for delivery to the House Homeland Security Committee, focusing instead on the threat of natural disasters. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is obliged to talk often about terrorism. On her tour she offended Christians last week, this week she took aim at Jews. In the West Bank, Clinton sat down for an interview with a Palestinian Authority TV station. Clinton said she wanted to “connect up our two countries,” referring to the United States and an as yet not established Palestinian “country,” All of this is taking place at a time when the government’s terrorist watch list has reached one million entries, up one third since 2007. Keeping America safe from terrorism during his seven-and-a-half years in office after 9-11 was President Bush’s most underappreciated achievement. Now, with an American jihad possibly looming, we can only hope that it’s an accomplishment that President Obama can repeat."



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March 13, 2009

Taliban Lawyer Tony Ward is Obama's Nominee to Head Justice Dept. Civil Div.


Tony Ward is the President’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Division



John Walker Lindh, the “American Taliban.” Caught in Afghanistan after the invasion while fighting on the side of the Taliban against the Northern Alliance; pled guilty to supplying aid to the enemy, and for possessing explosives during the commission of a felony.

In or about late May or June 2001, LINDH agreed to attend an al-Qaeda training camp for additional and extensive military training, knowing that America and its citizens were the enemies of Din Laden and al-Qaeda and that a principal purpose of al-Qaeda was to fight and kill Americans.
In or about late May or June 2001, LINDH traveled to a Bin Laden guest house in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he stayed for several days.

Tony Ward is the President’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Division. If you want to know how far we are past 9/11, there’s your answer: John Walker Lindh’s defense attorney is going to work for Justice.



Got Access Breaking News

2nd source NewsBusters.org

On March 9, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on one of Barack Obama’s latest nominees. This time it was to assess the suitability of Tony West, Obama’s nominee for the assistant attorney general in charge of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Division. Things went “smoothly” according to the San Jose Mercury News, also publishing a nice bio of West. The Washington Post merely mentioned the hearing was “notable.” Similarly the East Bay Express simply makes mention of the hearing having occurred. Apparently there was nothing of interest in West’s nomination.

Curiously enough, though, not one of these brief reports mention that Tony West was “American Taliban” terrorist John Walker Lindh’s defense lawyer. Another key bit of info left out of these announcements was that Tony West raised $65 million for Obama’s presidential campaign.

This appointment of a terrorist’s defense lawyer to the Department of Justice announces that Barack Obama is in favor of a more lenient stance on terrorists.

Also, since the Old Media have not made a single peep about this, it announces to the world that neither the crimes of 9/11 nor terrorism are any longer of interest to those that make the news. Says Lileks, “It just seems like one of those things that might have stuck out, once upon a time.”

So, in a era when most of us still acutely feel that Islamic terrorism is an important worry that should still feature prominently in our planning, Barack Obama is appointing a terrorist’s lawyer to one of the very agencies that is supposed to protect us all.

And the Old Media does not find this fact the least bit interesting.



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

What the heck is next, the Islam call to prayer at the White House?

When I read about this happening my very first thought is about our troops. They are the ones fighting the enemy, risking their lives, making sacrifices every day. To have a President a CIC doing things like this oh man, I cannot express how angry this makes me. Sick to my stomach to see this kind of low life scum in our White House making these kinds of nominations for his cabinet. And it is scary because he has not even been in there very long.



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Obama, Geithner Get Low Grades From Economists




Obama, Geithner Get Low Grades From Economists

The Wall Street Journal

Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner received failing grades for their efforts to revive the economy from participants in the latest Wall Street Journal forecasting survey.

A majority of the 49 economists polled said they were dissatisfied with the administration's economic policies.

On average, they gave the president a grade of 59 out of 100, and although there was a broad range of marks, 42% of respondents rated Mr. Obama below 60. Mr. Geithner received an average grade of 51. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke scored better, with an average 71.

However, economists' main criticism of the Obama team centered on delays in enacting key parts of plans to rescue banks. "They overpromised and underdelivered," said Stephen Stanley of RBS Greenwich Capital. "Secretary Geithner scheduled a big speech and came out with just a vague blueprint. The uncertainty is hanging over everyone's head."

Mr. Geithner unveiled the Obama administration's plans Feb. 10, but he offered few details, and stocks sank on the news.

Mr. Geithner's latest marks are lower than the average grade of 57 that former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson received in January.

"The Obama team has blown it," said David Resler of Nomura Securities.


Moderates and supporters of Barack Obama who are growing impatient at the least and walking away from him.


Robert Samuelson labeling the President "the great pretender" in part because his budget does not do what he says it intends. That was on top of an earlier column where Samuelson said the President’s stimulus bill was "deeply disappointing."

Then, Stuart Taylor of the National Journal wrote that President Obama’s plans are "grandiose and unaffordable," that he is "watering the lawn" while "the house is burning."

Now comes Obama advisor and the billionaire Democrats love to quote, Warren Buffett, who said President Obama’s "economic message is muddled and undermining public confidence." He went on: "If you’re in a war, and we really are on an economic war, there’s a obligation to the majority to behave in ways that don’t go around inflaming the minority. [On] December 7th, when Roosevelt convened Congress to have a vote on the war, he didn’t say, `I’m throwing in about 10 of my pet projects.’"

Andrew Grove, the genius and technological innovator from Intel, puts it this way this morning: "In less than two months, the hopeful enthusiasm that welcomed the Obama administration has given way to growing worry and frustration. I find myself wringing my hands, not over the goals President Obama has set but over the ineffectual ways the administration has pursued them."

He continues: "Our health-care system may well be ripe for a major overhaul, as are our energy and environmental policies….But if the chaos that resulted from initiating such an overhaul were piled on top of the unresolved status of the financial system, society and government would become exhausted. Instead, the administration must adopt a discipline; not initiating a second wave of chaos before we have a chance to rein in the first."

And now, too, comes Newsweek’s Howard Fineman.

"In ways both large and small, what’s left of the American establishment is taking his measure and, with surprising swiftness, they are finding him lacking.

Obama may be mistaking motion for progress, calling signals for a game plan. A busy, industrious overachiever, he likes to check off boxes on a long to-do list. A genial, amenable guy, he likes to appeal to every constituency, or at least not write off any. A beau ideal of Harvard Law, he can’t wait to tackle extra-credit answers on the exam.

But there is only one question on this great test of American fate: can he lead us away from plunging into another Depression?

If the establishment still has power, it is a three-sided force, churning from inside the Beltway, from Manhattan-based media and from what remains of corporate America. Much of what they are saying is contradictory, but all of it is focused on the president:

* The $787 billion stimulus, gargantuan as it was, was in fact too small and not aimed clearly enough at only immediate job-creation.

* The $275 billion home-mortgage-refinancing plan, assembled by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, is too complex and indirect.

* The president gave up the moral high ground on spending not so much with the "stim" but with the $400 billion supplemental spending bill, larded as it was with 9,000 earmarks.

* The administration is throwing good money after bad in at least two cases—the sinkhole that is Citigroup (there are many healthy banks) and General Motors (they deserve what they get).

* The failure to call for genuine sacrifice on the part of all Americans, despite the rhetorical claim that everyone would have to "give up" something.

* A willingness to give too much leeway to Congress to handle crucial details, from the stim to the vague promise to "reform" medical care without stating what costs could be cut.

* A 2010 budget that tries to do far too much, with way too rosy predictions on future revenues and growth of the economy. This led those who fear we are about to go over Niagara Falls to deride Obama as a paddler who’d rather redesign the canoe.

* A treasury secretary who has been ridiculed on "Saturday Night Live" and compared to Doogie Howser, Barney Fife and Macaulay Culkin in "Home Alone"—and those are the nice ones.

* A seeming paralysis in the face of the banking crisis: unwilling to nationalize banks, yet unable to figure out how to handle toxic assets in another way—by, say, setting up a "bad bank" catch basin.

* The president, known for his eloquence and attention to detail, seemingly unwilling or unable to patiently, carefully explain how the world works—or more important, how it failed. Using FDR’s fireside chats as a model, Obama needs to explain the banking system in laymen’s terms. An ongoing seminar would be great.

* Obama is no socialist, but critics argue that now is not the time for costly, upfront spending on social engineering in health care, energy or education.

* Other than all that, in the eyes of the big shots, he is doing fine."

Notice how most of the vector for all these problems, aside from resting with President Obama, himself, comes from Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner—their indispensable man, the man they twisted themselves into a pretzel over to get nominated even as most of the country could not understand how a man who did not pay his taxes could oversee the very department responsible for collecting taxes and enforcing the tax code.



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

"U.S. President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner received failing grades for their efforts to revive the economy from participants in the latest Wall Street Journal forecasting survey."

Can you "FEEL" it?

Search the entire world, and point out a single clan, tribe, company, village, city, state or nation who improved their lot over time by means of socialism or Communist control .

Add to that scenario, the handicap of a Nation surviving the leadership of an inexperienced, ineligible poseur, inept pretender, pathological liar, sock puppet, closet Muslim, admitted Cocaine snorting black racist moron all rolled into one clown—— and then calculate the odds of success.



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Cuchieddie Happy Birthday HOOAH!!!!!!!!!!




Cuchieddie on return from my SE Asia


Happy Birthday Cuchieddie and many more.
Thank you for being a part of Team Theodore!!
from ALL of us



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South Carolina's Sanford First Governor to Reject Funds Others Do The Same


South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford


South Carolina's Sanford to become first governor to reject funds

WASHINGTON

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is expected Wednesday to become the first governor to formally reject some of the federal stimulus money earmarked by Congress for his state.

The move will cement Sanford's growing reputation as a political powerhouse among Republican party stalwarts nationwide — though how much of the estimated $8 billion in stimulus funds destined for South Carolina will be affected is unclear. The law allows state legislative leaders to accept funds the governor rejects.

"Our objections to the so-called stimulus bill have been well-chronicled for the way it spends money that we don't have and for the way this printing of money could ultimately devalue the American dollar," Sanford said on Tuesday, even as he acknowledged that he'll accept some.
"Those of us opposed to this package lost the debate on these merits, and I now think it is important we look for creative ways to apply and use these monies in accordance with the long-term interests of our state," he said.

Still, Sanford's formal rejection will enhance his standing as a Republican willing to challenge President Barack Obama, a position Sanford first took Dec. 1, when he traveled to Philadelphia to challenge the then president-elect directly at a meeting with the nation's governors.

Since then, a handful of other governors — all Republicans, all talked about as possible 2012 presidential candidates — have joined Sanford in saying they'd reject at least some of their states' stimulus shares.

Sanford's outspoken aversion to using deficit spending to spark

Sanford urged 1,000 activists, gathered in late February at the Ronald Reagan Banquet in a Washington hotel, to be prepared to lose, and to feel happy about it.

"Would you be willing to support a cause or a candidate that is likely to lose?" Sanford asked conventioneers at the Conservative Political Action Committee's annual gathering.

As the diners leapt to their feet and applauded, Sanford declared:

"The name of the game is staying true to the principles that got you into politics in the first place _ and letting the chips fall where they may."



PA Gov. Rendell Criticizes GOP Governors for Refusing Stimulus Funds

The Wall Street Journal

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell had some choice words for Republican governors who have refused, or threatened to refuse, portions of the $787 economic stimulus bill directed to their states.

Republican Govs. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, Haley Barbour of Mississippi, Bob Riley of Alabama, and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana have all made moves in that direction.

They are “not turning away a lot of the stimulus money. Don’t give them credit for being that courageous,” Rendell told reporters at a lunch Thursday hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “They turned a way a little bit of the stimulus money. There is nobody who has said ‘no’ and by the way the law was written there is no legislature–including Republican legislators–who would let a governor turn away the money. They are turning away a tad of the money.”
To governors who seek to refuse portions of the funding, Rendell said, “What does that make you? Does that make you a good Christian? Does that make you somebody who follows the Judeo-Christian tradition? I mean, there comes a time that the hurt that individuals are facing becomes paramount over whether I’m going to have a budget problem three years down the road.”
He continued: “If government means anything at all, if it has any raison d’être at all, it ought to be able to take care of that person who’s worked, who’s done everything right, who’s done everything we told him to do and who lost his job—not because of his fault—but because some greedy S.O.B’s who are richer than Croesus wanted to be—ten times richer than Croesus—and you tell him ‘no’ because you’re worried about you maybe having a little budget problem down the road? Not me, maybe somebody else, but not me.”

Rendell accused Republicans of playing politics with funding that would directly benefit their constituents. “It’s stunning to me. It’s a terrible call and it is based on politics, and you can say that you disagree with it but you ought to have your peoples’ welfare first,” he said, crediting Republican Govs. Charlie Crist of Florida and Jim Douglas of Vermont for supporting President Barack Obama’s stimulus.


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

Awesome! Some of them are taking partial on this and others the whole thing and a few don't want it at all and have given Obama their terms on the only way they would do this. I am so glad to see some of these Gov. speaking up and not just giving and across the board OK to all Obama wants to do.


LMAO wow, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is really losing it! hahaha



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Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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Michael Steele Interview With GQ




Steele: Abortion an 'individual choice''

Politico


In an interview with GQ, Michael Steele called abortion an "individual choice" and said the question should be left to the states.

Steele describes himself as pro-life and has in the past backed both state bans and a constitutional amendment against abortion. Under fire during his campaign on the question, he sat for an interview with the Washington Times, and said he "favors state regulation on abortion, and supports the Republican party's platform that calls for a constitutional ban on abortion," though he called himself "skeptical" on the question of amending the Constitution.

It's unclear if Steele's new remarks, in which he also later suggested that the choice he referred to was a state-level choice, not actually an "individual choice," as he said in the interview, were intended to represent a change in his position.

Steele's aides have complained in the past that his words have been misinterpreted or taken out of context, so here's the full context for the abortion remarks:

How much of your pro-life stance, for you, is informed not just by your Catholic faith but by the fact that you were adopted?

Oh, a lot. Absolutely. I see the power of life in that—I mean, and the power of choice! The thing to keep in mind about it… Uh, you know, I think as a country we get off on these misguided conversations that throw around terms that really misrepresent truth.

Explain that.

The choice issue cuts two ways. You can choose life, or you can choose abortion. You know, my mother chose life. So, you know, I think the power of the argument of choice boils down to stating a case for one or the other.

Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion?

Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice.

You do?

Yeah. Absolutely.

Are you saying you don’t want to overturn Roe v. Wade?

I think Roe v. Wade—as a legal matter, Roe v. Wade was a wrongly decided matter.

Okay, but if you overturn Roe v. Wade, how do women have the choice you just said they should have?

The states should make that choice. That’s what the choice is. The individual choice rests in the states.Let them decide.


HERE IS THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW


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

???? HUH? He sounds confused to say the least. From this I have no idea what Steele believes in. But here is what I believe ....I don't believe in: a party leader who is an incoherent mushbabbler. I didn't support Steele for VP and I didn't support him for party chair. You know why? I didn't think he has the intellectual horsepower for the job, and I didn't trust his commitment to conservatism. He's demonstrating both of those reasons.

The rest of the interview is even worse! I read the entire interview and here is my take on it.

First he curses up a storm opening up the interview by saying Aw, s***. Then he says he liked Dean Martin because he just didn’t give a f***.(True, I have worked with Dean Martin and he had a very relaxed persona, so true what Michael says, but is that the kind of thing the National chairman should be saying, that kind of language) I am not bothered by the F word and it adds impact when necessary, but to use it like Michael has and in an interview with the position he has been elected too, well it is not right.

Then he says he liked Sinatra and Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr and the Pack Rats, at which point the writer corrects him and says “you mean the Rat Pack?”

Also he pretty much says that he voted for Carter before seemingly realizing what he was saying midway through and with the help of the writer he backtracked and said he thought about voting for Carter but in the end “probably” voted for Ford. He also says it was his first vote for President.

He is full of it. No one forgets who their first vote for President was for, or any vote for that matter, but especially their first. Just make up your mind Michael and stick to it, stop trying to be a people pleaser.

On the plus side, he does defend Gov Palin and Rush Limbaugh, although he then demeans Rush by basically equating him with Al Franken. A huge insult.

In the interview he calls Rush and Ann Coulter “bomb-throwers”. Again, in a post 9/11 world, not exactly the best word choice.

He does make some good points about Obama stiffing him when he was first elected to the Senate and being the only black guy to campaign against him in 2006.

I don't think any of us expect perfection in anyone, I know I don't, I am far from perfect. I don't expect our leaders or those that represent us to say everything perfectly without any mistakes. But this really is not even about perfection. This is about a man that so far cannot have one good interview, one good day of doing or saying the right thing for our party. Very concerning to say the least. The saying is, a broken clock is right twice a day, so far Michael needs to step up to even be that broken clock.




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Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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An Obama Official on Leave After FBI Raids


video from March 10th, White House Chief of Technology Vivek Kundra


Obama official on leave after FBI raids

WASHINGTON

AP

An aide to President Barack Obama is on leave from his White House job after the FBI raided his old District of Columbia government office Thursday, arresting a city employee and a technology consultant on corruption charges, a White House official said.

The charges were lodged against the two men at a federal court hearing as the FBI finished searching the city's technology office, which was led until recently by Obama's new computer chief, Vivek Kundra.

Kundra is on leave from his White House job until further details of the case become known, according to a White House official speaking on condition of anonymity because the official did not want to publicly discuss personnel matters.

At the court hearing, Yusuf Acar, the acting chief security officer in the city's technology office, was ordered held without bond pending a hearing Tuesday. Prosecutors said $70,000 in cash was found during a search of Acar's Washington home and that he posed a serious flight risk.

Technology consultant Sushil Bansal of Dunn Loring, Va., was released but was ordered not to conduct overseas financial transactions or leave the Washington metropolitan area. Bansal is due back in court on April 21, and prosecutors said they were hopeful that a plea agreement could be reached in his case.

Acar worked under Kundra, Obama's pick to coordinate federal computer systems. Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs would not say whether the White House knew the investigation was under way when it named Kundra last week, but called the case "a serious matter."

Mafara Hobson, a spokeswoman for Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty, said she was "very confident" Kundra is not a target of the investigation.

Men and women dressed in suits and wearing latex gloves could be seen entering and leaving the glass-enclosed lobby of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer on Thursday afternoon.

Even as the raid was taking place, Kundra was giving a speech at FOSE, an annual government technology expo. Kundra said part of his focus is to change the way the government buys technologies from vendors.


from The Washington Post

In court documents released yesterday, FBI agent Andrew Sekela laid out the complicated and audacious schemes allegedly orchestrated by a mid-level manager who approved many contracts involving the city government's technology needs.

Authorities said the conspiracy was uncovered with the help of a D.C. government employee who recorded conversations with the executive and the city official.

The technology office was headed by Vivek Kundra, who has taken a job as President Obama's chief information officer. A White House official confirmed last night that Kundra has taken a leave of absence.

“Yusuf Acar, 40, who has worked in the technology office since 2004, was charged with bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and conflict of interest. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Hibarger told a federal judge that Acar is a flight risk because agents seized $70,000 in cash in his house and because in recorded conversations, he boasted that he could easily flee to his native Turkey. Acar also told the informant that he could use computers to create fake D.C. birth certificates, Hibarger said.”


Wild Thing's comment......

Obama has not yet thrown him under the bus, but its warming up in the parking garage

This is weird, they said he wasn’t a target, so why not go to work??....hmmmmmmm.

So our White House/Executive Branch guy did NOT know that fraud was going on, right under his nose, in his DC job? And we are going to put THAT guy in charge of firewalls and Internet security for the entire White House??

He is either a crook, or an idiot, or both, don't you think?

This administration is sounding more and more like an episode of ‘24’!


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Feds Spending Millions on Kennedy Legacy in Mass.




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Feds spending millions on Kennedy legacy in Mass.

AP

BOSTON

More than one out of every five dollars of the $126 million Massachusetts is receiving in earmarks from a $410 billion federal spending package is going to help preserve the legacy of the Kennedys.

The bill includes $5.8 million for the planning and design of a building to house a new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate. The funding may also help support an endowment for the institute.

The bill also includes $22 million to expand facilities at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum and $5 million more for a new gateway to the Boston Harbor Islands on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a park system in downtown Boston named after Kennedy's mother and built on land opened up by the Big Dig highway project.

The $22 million JFK library earmark was sponsored by fellow Massachusetts Democrat Sen. John Kerry, who is also a top sponsor for the money for the Kennedy Senate Institute. Kerry defended the library project, which he said is needed to upgrade the facility.



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

Kennedy is despicable!

I really dislike how they build these build monuments to each other with our tax dollars. imo it should all be done by donations, just see how many people really want to pay for something like this with thier money.

Will there be an Edward M. Kennedy Memorial Bar?

How about if we rename all the new Kennedy stuff for Rush, Beck, and Sarah Palin etc.


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Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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30th Heavy Brigade ~ "Old Hickory"


A 150 ARS gun truck crew fires a MK19, belt fed, 40mm grenade launcher



Col. Gregory A. Lusk and Personal Security Detail member, Staff Sgt. Charles A. Smith


The 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team of North Carolina’s Army National Guard made history when it deployed to Iraq in 2004 as the first National Guard brigade committed to combat operations in the Global War on Terror.

Old Hickory was also the first National Guard brigade committed to combat since World War II.

While in Iraq, Soldiers captured insurgents, began rebuilding Iraq’s infrastructure and began establishing security for the people of Iraq. As the war continued and the surge of 2007 occurred, progress began to take hold in Iraq. Iraq is now a more stable nation with a functioning government and security forces that can stand and fight in partnership with Coalition Forces. In January, Iraq held its first provincial elections.

The time has come for the 30th to return to Iraq.

In a recent interview, Col. Gregory A. Lusk, the 30th Brigade Commander, shared his thoughts on our 2009 deployment.


Here’s what he had to say:

"There are striking similarities and stark contrasts with this deployment as I see it.
Protecting Iraqi citizens and providing security will remain our primary mission. Through civil security, all other aspects of Iraqi life will be enabled. Security will enable economic growth, which creates much needed jobs. Security enables the continued growth of sound governance which links the Government of Iraq to its citizens.
The stark difference exists in our methodology of providing civil security. We will provide this through and in direct partnership with the Iraqi Security Forces (Police and Army).
During our 2004 deployment we executed many operations unilaterally as there was a minimal capability in the then infant Iraq Security Forces.
Having just returned from a visit to Iraq, it is impressive to note the increased professional capabilities the Iraqi Police and Army. With this increased capability we now have the opportunity to conduct all operations in a combined role, partnering with the Iraqi forces to further their ability to provide and maintain security for their citizens on behalf of the Government of Iraq. Iraqis are designing and executing the plans, which puts us in a partnership. We are there to assist with Iraqi Forces while remaining alert and prepared to fight is not easy, but he also emphasized the benefit of having brigade of Citizen Soldiers to do the job.
“We are asking our Soldiers to serve in partnership with Iraqi Security Forces, to be approachable and fair to the Iraqi people, and at the same time we expect our Soldiers to be ready to fight at a moment’s notice,” Lusk said. “But one thing we have in this brigade is a civil maturity, in that we inherently know how to act with our neighbors. This is a talent that we recognize and will leverage in our mission.”
In the upcoming deployment, we must be ready to fight in order to assist in the defeat of insurgents and terrorists. This is why warrior task training is so crucial.
The situation in Iraq today has greatly improved from what it was in 2004 or even 2007, but the potential for violence is a present and constant threat. This deployment will be about supporting the Iraqi government’s efforts in providing for its people. We will work with the Iraqi Security Forces, in combined operations, in partnership.
This deployment will be about ensuring that the progress made to date endures, and about ensuring that the sacrifices and hard work of our Warfighters has not been in vain. It will be about an Iraq that does not harbor terrorists that would do our families and neighbors harm.
This deployment is about winning and maintaining peace for Iraq.



Public Affairs Guidance for dealing with the media from "Old Hickory’s" first deployment to Iraq.

Always check media ID and credentials. If none, contact 30th Brigade PAO, Maj. Al Hunt.
Never discuss troop locations and current or future plans.
Everything you say is always on the RECORD with the media.
Only discuss what you know and never speculate. Stay in your lane. If you do not know, say you do not know. NEVER lie to the media.
Notify chain of command of media presence
Be prepared by knowing three things you can say about yourself and three things you can say about your job.
If you don’t want to, you do not have speak, grant interviews or answer a reporter’s questions, but always be polite.


Remember, if we do not tell the story, the media will be forced to write it on their own. We can be proud of what we are doing and the sacrifices our families are making. Let the world know that you are making a stand and what you are willing to defend.
~ Maj. Al Hunt




The HEAT trainer is used to teach soldiers how protect themselves during a vehicle roll-over, and how to best exit the vehicle once it has come to a stop.



Taking heat
Camp Shelby, Miss. - Spc. Ariana Higgins of B Co., 30th STB, takes a spin in the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer.
(1) The HEAT trainer begins to roll-over.
(2) Higgins braces herself in the upside down simulator and (3) exits the trainer.





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

God bless these men and keep them safe.

I loved what Maj. Al Hunt said about the media.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (5)


March 12, 2009

Taliban To Obama ~ "moderate Taliban and what it means?"




Obama being illogical - Taliban

Reuters ( correspondents in Kabul)

AFGHANISTAN'S Taliban today turned down as illogical US President Barack Obama's bid to reach out to moderate elements of the insurgents, saying the exit of foreign troops was the only solution for ending the war.
Mr Obama, in an interview with the New York Times, expressed an openness to adapting tactics in Afghanistan that had been used in Iraq to reach out to moderate elements there.
"This does not require any response or reaction for this is illogical," Qari Mohammad Yousuf, a purported spokesman for the insurgent group, said when asked if its top leader Mullah Mohammad Omar would make any comment about Mr Obama's proposal.
"The Taliban are united, have one leader, one aim, one policy...I do not know why they are talking about moderate Taliban and what it means? "If it means those who are not fighting and are sitting in their homes, then talking to them is meaningless. This really is surprising the Taliban."



Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed Obama’s proposal but analysts were doubtful.

Reuters

“Obama’s comment resemble a dream more than reality,” said Waheed Mozhdah, an analyst who has written a book on the Taliban.
“Where are the so-called moderate Taliban? Who are the moderate Taliban?” asked Mozhdah, who was an official in both the Taliban and the Karzai governments.
"'Moderate Taliban' is like 'moderate killer'. Is there such a thing?", asked writer and analyst Qaseem Akhgar.



LOL Joe Biden responds to the Taliban saying no such thing as a moderate and not even knowing what that means. According to Joe, and we know nobody messes with Joe, only 5% are actually dangerous. Who knew?
hahaha

"5 percent of the Taliban is incorrigible, not susceptible to anything other than being defeated. Another 25 percent or so are not quite sure, in my view, the intensity of their commitment to the insurgency. And roughly 70 percent are involved because of the money, because of them being -- getting paid.”





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

LOL I know they want to kill all of us , but this is just too funny for words!

Even the Taliban is more realistic than Obama One of their spokesmen came out yesterday morning and said he had no idea what Obama was talking about, because there is no such animal as a “moderate” Taliban.

The Taliban sounds more rational than the White House) OMG! The freaking Taliban has a more coherent foreign policy than Obama!!

Well, someone ought to clue the Taliban in on the concept of affirmative action. See, this is our first affirmative action president and affirmative action means that President Obama is not to be held to the same standards as other national leaders. He has come from a disadvantaged home and every university and employer can assure you that AA designates get remedial education on logic (and protocol, and press conference behavior, and work schedules, and economics, and . . .) before being graded. Yeesh, Taliban, get with the program.


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Democrat Group The League of Conservation Voters for New Ad Using Rush



The latest Rush ad of the day. This ad is being run by the League of Conservation Voters. A Democrat group. They are going after Rush , and Rush said he is laughing about it. heh heh It is going to backfire on the dem group just like the other things the left has tired to do.





Rush talks about this ad:

" Now, there's video here, of course, video of Senator Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, James Inhofe. They use my mouth and my words. And after that, you will hear Governor Schwarzenegger and Governor Charlie Crist of Florida.
Now, what they've done, when you heard my voice, they put my words in the mouth of Mitch McConnell and then John Boehner and then James Inhofe, to make it look like they are parroting me, that I am running the show. Now, see, what I like about the ad is that I firmly believe everything I said in this ad is true, and I want to thank the League of Conservation Voters for helping to spread my message to your audiences via your ad. It's about time the American people heard the truth of the hoax of manmade global warming. See, this is why, my friends, I am not down and out. I haven't said anything I don't believe, so why should I be upset that they're playing it all over the country?
I do want the president to fail at trying to socialize America! I want the president to fail at trying to reorder the American economy. In fact, it's not even a question of wanting him to; he's going to. This will fail! The question we have, is can we bring about this failure soon enough so that we don't have to spend a couple generations undoing all of this, for your children, your grandchildren, and all the others?"


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (4)


Obama to Delay Tanker, Kill Bomber




Obama to Delay Tanker, Kill Bomber

Weekly Standard

The White House has given the Pentagon guidance to delay procurement of aerial refueling tankers by five years and cancel plans for a new long-range bomber, according to three sources close to the discussions.
No final decisions have been made, and the recommendations are part of negotiations between the Office of Management and Budget and the Defense Department over possible budget trade-offs this year, the sources said. The guidance represents two of the offset options that OMB gave the Pentagon last month regarding the fiscal 2010 Defense budget request.
If the guidance survives the internal budget process, a huge protest will follow on Capitol Hill, where dozens of lawmakers are heavily invested in the battle over tanker procurement, which has raged for years.

A new long-range bomber may be an unnecessary extravagance given the nation's current fiscal problems, but the military faces an urgent need for a new fleet of aerial refueling tankers. John McCain scuttled the first attempt to deal with the problem when he exposed the corrupt inside dealing that had handed Boeing a contract to lease the tankers to the Air Force. The investigation landed senior officers for both the Air Force and Boeing in prison. Then Northrop won the contract to provide the tankers only to have Boeing protest the decision with bipartisan support from the Hill -- particularly from Democrats who represent Boeing's home state of Washington and their protectionist allies. Now Obama looks set to push off the issue for another five years, out past his reelection campaign.

With the government spending so many billions to stimulate the economy, it's hard to understand what kind of sense it makes to delay a program worth as much as $100 billion or more for five years. There is an urgent need. This is a shovel-ready project. And the only obvious upside to delaying production for another five years is avoiding the political mess produced every time this issue starts creeping onto the front pages again.


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

A Trillion for a phony BS stimulus plan, a grotesquely bloated 1/2 trillion budget, and he wants to slash military spending. This quisling needs to be ousted ASAP .

The AF has already come out and said that any further delays to a new tanker WILL impact their ability to perform their missions. No two ways about it. AR is absolutely VITAL to the AF. This decision is utterly anti-American and anti-Military.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:49 AM | Comments (9)


Afghanistan Taliban Leader Was at Gitmo




Afghanistan Taliban leader was at Gitmo

AP

The Taliban's new top operations officer in southern Afghanistan had been a prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the latest example of a freed detainee who took a militant leadership role and a potential complication for the Obama administration's efforts to close the prison. U.S. authorities handed over the detainee to the Afghan government, which in turn released him, according to Pentagon and CIA officials.

Abdullah Ghulam Rasoul, formerly Guantanamo prisoner No. 008, was among 13 Afghan prisoners released to the Afghan government in December 2007. Rasoul is now known as Mullah Abdullah Zakir, a nom de guerre that Pentagon and intelligence officials say is used by a Taliban leader who is in charge of operations against U.S. and Afghan forces in southern Afghanistan.

The officials, who spoke anonymously because they are not authorized to release the information, said Rasoul has joined a growing faction of former Guantanamo prisoners who have rejoined militant groups and taken action against U.S. interests. Pentagon officials have said that as many as 60 former detainees have resurfaced on foreign battlefields.
Pentagon and intelligence officials said Rasoul has emerged as a key militant figure in southern Afghanistan, where violence has been spiking in the last year. Thousands of U.S. troops are preparing to deploy there to fight resurgent Taliban forces.
One intelligence official told the Associated Press that Rasoul's stated mission is to counter the U.S. troop surge. The revelation underscores the Obama administration's dilemma in moving to close the detention camp at Guantanamo and figuring out what to do with the nearly 250 prisoners who remain there.

The Pentagon's preferred option is to hand them over to their home governments for imprisonment. But the Defense Intelligence Agency's growing list of former prisoners that have rejoined the fight shows that, in some cases, that system does not work.

According to the Pentagon, at least 18 former Guantanamo detainees have "returned to the fight" and 43 others are suspected of resuming terrorist activities. The Pentagon has declined to provide a complete list of the former prisoners they suspect are now on the battlefield.

He told the tribunal that he intended to return to a peaceful life in Afghanistan.

"I want to go back home and join my family and work in my land and help my family," he said, according to a U.S. military transcript of the hearing.
National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair said Tuesday that at least two Saudi detainees also turned up recently as members of al-Qaida in Yemen after they were released from Guantanamo. The Saudis had been handed over by the U.S. to Saudi Arabia, where they were supposedly rehabilitated as part of a Saudi program to reform extremists.


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

OK shoot them on sight and take no prisoners. No quarter give and none returned. Before saying he would close GITMO, Obama had to have had input from our military I would assume anyway. If he did then he snubbed his ugly nose at them when they gave him any of this information that even ONE terrorists was at it again.

It is a slap in the face of all our troops and those that have been injured or killed. Unforgivable! They risk their lives to catch these terrorists.


.....Thank you Richard for sending this to me.




Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (15)


Obama Faction Moves to Make Medical Workers “Slaves in Conscience”





Obama Faction Moves to Make Medical Workers “Slaves in Conscience”

Loyal to Liberty

Starting today, and for the next thirty days, the Department of Health and Human Services will be "accepting comments from the public on a proposal by the Obama administration to completely rescind federal regulations placed into effect by former President Bush that protect the right to conscience for healthcare workers….The regulation mandated federally funded health institutions to certify their compliance with existing federal laws that uphold the rights of doctors and nurses to refuse a medical service on religious or moral grounds."

."(Obama Publishes Proposal to Rescind 'Conscience' Rule) With this and several other decisions (repeal of the so-called Mexico City Policy; an executive order allowing Federal funds to be used to support research involving the destruction of the embryonic form of human life; the nomination of a rabid pro-abortion extremist as Secretary of HHS) Obama implicates the whole people of the United States in his own pitiless promotion of abortion at any cost. The only thing so far lacking is an effort to repeal or supercede the law that prevents implementation in Federal Hospitals of his depraved support for infanticide in cases where a baby is born alive in consequence of a failed abortion. Catholics and other professing Christians should take note. Except they repent of it, those who voted for Barrack Obama surely face grim judgment from the Supreme judge of the World for their enlistment in the electoral army of this paragon of evil. But even before such judgment in the next life, in this life we will all have to suffer the grim consequences of his abandonment of respect for the unalienable rights to life and liberty.

The reaction to Obama's policies has rightly focused on the relentless implementation of his morbidly pro-abortion views. Though morally repugnant, his consistent support for these views throughout his relatively brief political career prevents sincere surprise from anyone even superficially acquainted with it (unless they are Republicans who expected Obama to imitate the deceitful practices of all too many Republican politicos who are pro-life on the stump and AWOL in the clinches.) Given the hoopla surrounding the false claim that his election represents a breakthrough for black Americans, however, what should be profoundly shocking is his willingness to be the focus and tool of an historic effort to reintroduce the worst aspects of human slavery into the United States, this time extended beyond an oppressed portion of the population to encompass people regardless of race or pigmentation.

~ snipet ~

Slavery to my mind has never meant only the spectacle of bodies bent to hard labor in the fields, for free men and women also must toil. That is the lot of all humanity. Rather it means the searing contemplation of souls tortured by burning anger and indignation against injustice, which they are helpless to act upon; of consciences racked by the defiling knowledge of their complicity with the very evil that abuses them, and shamed by the fear that deters them from rejecting it, until in all too many ways the habit of submission finally stupefies and deadens the pangs.

This is the essence of that slavery, which the Obama faction now means to impose upon all our health care workers. Because some people wish to do and benefit from evil, others must become its tools and instruments, against their will.

At the very least the people who embrace this foul cult of human child sacrifice should have to do the dirty work themselves. But when has evil been content to wallow in its own excrement? The very pride that impels it to defy the boundaries of decent conscience rouses its resentment against those who, by standing apart from its rituals announce their condemnation of its crimes. As it was with slavery, so it is now. Evil does not accept a house divided, but will "press forward" until "It will become all one thing, or all the other."

What the Obama faction proposes to do now, without warrant in law, implements what by law it wishes, but does not yet have the legislative strength to do: secure passage of the deceitfully misnamed Freedom of Choice Act. Because both the proposed regulatory action and the FOCA deal mainly with abortion, people mistakenly think that what is at stake is just the controversy over abortion.

Today they move to make all health care workers slaves in conscience to the state. Soon and very soon, this shall be the fate of us all. Our soldiers and police are being trained and will be required to move against the right to keep and bear arms, born of our unalienable right to preserve and defend the innocent lives of others. Our pastors, rabbis and other religious leaders will be required to surrender the right to live according to their beliefs whenever their free exercise of religion runs counter to the demands of "gay pride", the selfish-esteem of homosexuals; or the anti-religious bigotry of atheists who cannot bear to hear the prayers of others. Parents will be required, without exception to surrender their children for indoctrination by the state. Scientists and technical people will be required to lend their knowledge and expertise to refine and operate the instruments of surveillance that utterly destroy all privacy, and the instruments of mollification (chemical and otherwise) that utterly subvert the will. And so on.

With every extension of state control will come a new sacrifice of conscience, of decency and goodwill. And like my enslaved ancestors, many of us will raise up anguished prayers to almighty God, to deliver us from our humiliating servitude to evil, until perhaps the strength of faith gives out and we are tempted into cynicism and despair. Was it for this so many fought and died?

Was it for this, they were planted as seeds of freedom? So that we could harvest the gut wrenching bile of moral subjection, and face the galling prospect that our children or our children's children will not remember enough of freedom to be dissatisfied? Too bad we have so little patience for the best flowers of our thought and language or it might occur to us, at least in spirit and will, to "take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing, end them."

But we seem now to lack more than words. We lack spirit, and will and courage. Else in the next thirty days not just pro-lifers, but everyone who cares a whit for conscience and true liberty would direct a tidal wave of comments toward the bureaucrats at HHS, defending the health care workers' rights of conscience in the hope that we will thus safeguard our own.




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

B.Hussein Obama gets more and more destructive to our country each day that goes by. I feel sorry for the wonderful R.N.'s that have to be put under this kind of dictator and his demands and the doctors that are good ones that really want to help people and not be killing babies.




....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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Scalia: You need 4 votes for Case




Scalia: You need 4 votes for Obama eligibility case


wnd

A lawyer lobbying the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Supreme Court for a review of Barack Obama's qualifications to be president says a key conservative justice has hinted that another conservative justice has been voting against hearing the dispute.

According to Orly Taitz, a California attorney working through her Defend Our Freedoms Foundation on several cases challenging Obama, said she was presented with an opportunity to ask a question of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia yesterday.

While the requests have been heard "in conference" by the justices, no hearings have resulted on the evidence. WND previously has reported that cases brought to individual justices on an emergency basis can be discussed in such conferences, but they need the affirmative vote from four justices before a hearing on the merits can be scheduled.

The Supreme Court today is considered to have mainly a 4-4 conservative-liberal split, with one swing vote on most issues. On the conservative side generally are Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, Scalia and Justice Clarence Thomas. Justice Anthony Kennedy often is the swing vote. The liberal side frequently includes Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter and John Paul Stevens.

No explanations on the court's response to the Obama citizenship issue have been offered until now.

Taitz reported she attended a reception for Scalia and stood "right by the mic, just to make sure I have an opportunity to ask a question. Only four lawyers out of about 300 in the audience got to ask their questions and I was lucky to be one of them."
She said, "I told Scalia that I was an attorney that filed Lightfoot v. Bowen that Chief Justice Roberts distributed for conference on Jan. 23 and now I represent nine state reps and 120 military officers, many of them high ranked, and I want to know if they will hear Quo Warranto and if they would hear it on original jurisdiction, if I bring Hawaii as an additional defendant to unseal the records and ascertain Obama's legitimacy for presidency."

Taitz said she had some worries asking the question.

"I have to say that I prepared myself to a lot of boo-ing, knowing that Los Angeles trial lawyers and entertainment elite are Obama's stronghold, however there was no boo-ing, no negative remarks," she said. "I actually could see a lot of approving nods, smiles, many gasped and listened intensely. I could tell, that even Obama's strongest supporters wanted to know the answer.
"Scalia stated that it would be heard if I can get four people to hear it. He repeated, you need four for the argument. I got a feeling that he was saying that one of these four that call themselves constitutionalists went to the other side," Taitz said.
"He did not say that it is a political question, he did not say that it is for the legislature to decide. For example, right after me another attorney has asked him about his case of taxing some Internet commerce and right away Scalia told him that he should address it with the legislature. He did not say it to me. He did not say that Quo Warranto is antiquated or not appropriate. No, just get four," she said.

She then bought Scalia's book and waited in line to get it autographed.

"I gave him the books to sign and asked, 'Tell me what to do, what can I do, those soldiers [her plaintiffs] can be court-martialed for asking a legitimate question, who is the president, is he legitimate.' He said, 'Bring the case, I'll hear it, I don't know about others.'"



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

I like the way this lawyer keeps at it. I sure hope this will be another step to seeing something come of this.

If Obama is legit then why was a gag order placed on his Kenyan family members and police were dispatched to their residence to enforce the order, because they were revealing the true place of Obama’s birth?

This isn’t about party lines or racism. The main concerns and priority is the preservation of our Constitution and ensuring that we do not have an imposter occupying the White House.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM | Comments (10)


To Meghan McCain To Much For You? Then Don't be a Republican


Talking about her family and their sacrifice Megan McCain says ......
"No one knows what war is like other than my family....PERIOD!"



My Beef With Ann Coulter

The Daily Beast

by Meghan McCain


I’m often criticized for not being a “real” Republican, and I have been called a RINO—Republican In Name Only—in the past. Many say I am not “conservative enough,” which is something that I am proud of. It is no secret that I disagree with many of the old-school Republican ways of thinking. One of the biggest issues from which I seem to drift from the party base is in my support of gay marriage. I am often criticized for previously voting for John Kerry and my support of stem-cell research. For the record, I am also extremely pro-military and a big supporter of the surge and the Iraq war.

More so than my ideological differences with Ann Coulter, I don’t like her demeanor. I have never been a person who was attracted to hate or negativity. I don’t believe in scare tactics and would never condone or encourage anyone calling President Obama a Muslim. But controversy sells and Coulter is nothing if not controversial. Everything about her is extreme: her voice, her interview tactics, and especially the public statements she makes about liberals. Maybe her popularity stems from the fact that watching her is sometimes like watching a train wreck.

I am sure most extreme conservatives and extreme liberals would find me a confusing, walking contradiction. But I assure you, there are many people out there just like me who represent a new, younger generation of Republicans. It took me almost two years of campaigning across this country and hanging out, on a daily basis, with some of the most famous and most intelligent Republicans to fall in love with the Republican Party. If it took that much time and exposure for me to join the party, how can GOP leaders possibly expect to reach young supporters by staying the course they have been on these past eight years? Where has our extreme thinking gotten us? President Bush will go down as one the least popular presidents in history. I constantly hear stories about Republicans who previously worked for President Bush and my father feeling ostracized, unable to get jobs in D.C. right now.

On Monday night Ann Coulter and Bill Maher kicked off a weeklong debate tour. Maybe they will prove me wrong, but this seems more like a traveling circus than a serious debate about the ideological differences between these individuals. I hope viewers understand Ann Coulter is not the woman we Republicans need representing us right now. The GOP is at a crossroads. I love the Republican Party, but if it turns out I am somehow not conservative enough to please its leaders, it makes me wonder—am I then not worthy of even being a member?


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

Meghan your message is very clear. You are angry that all conservatives are not as "progressive" as you and your dad. In your mind nobody can be progressive unless they are a borderline liberal like you and your father....yep Rino's. Earth to Meghan! Your dad lost because conservatives couldn't stand his being a rino, we are fed up. The ONLY reason he got a single vote from we conservatives was because of Sarah Palin. Hello-o-o-o!

The reason that you don't like Ann Coulter is so obvious!! It is because generally she is right on the mark about your Father and the Republican Party. Both have strayed from their Conservative values. Your Father's refusal to stand up for core republican issues during the election cost the party dearly. Palin took a stand and your Dad made excuses for Obama and even to the point of saying Obama was an " honorable man". He cost our party more then you seem to realize or want to face, not only in losing this election but far into the future. Like on immigration. What a wimp he was on that issue. He is a great Military Hero but his leadership role is now behind him.

Thank goodness for Ann - and for those Americans who care more about the issues and their freedom. To you being "hip" is a big deal. Obama will "hip" us right down the road to national ruin. It won't be so cool when we're standing in the bread lines and wondering where our freedom went.

Millions of Americans over the past couple of hundred years gave their lives to avoid the type of "hip" government Obama is attempting to pull off. From my side of the keyboard, it doesn't seem so cool to blow them off and support socialism.

Meghan, you're completely misguided in your ramblings.

First off if a hipness factor is what is needed to attract young voters than what does that say about how shallow those young people are. Hipness is what attracted young voters to the empty suited socialist we now have destroying our country. And just to let you know there are a tremendous amount of young people that are conservative that would be appalled at what you have written and disagree with you completely.

Also if moving to the middle is the answer than why did your Dad lose? He had no crowds like he did once Palin was on board and you know it. He definitely isn't a conservative and was all about bipartisanship. Unfortunately for him he couldn't he's as exciting as a stump. Our problem is that our so called representatives have moved away from our core conservative beliefs that we have won with before and that will, in the end, succeed again.

People like you, Meghan, who call yourselves "progressive republicans" make no sense what so ever. Maybe you should read Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism and find out what you have aligned yourself with when you call yourself a Progressive. People like you guide your life with things like feelings and momentary celebrity, but timeless principles like Individual Liberty and Freedom are what WE stand for. If you feel the need to be "cool" and jump on board with the popular thing at the moment (Progressivism = Oligarchical Totalitarianism) then maybe you should just become a Democrat and support the "green" lie and the Authoritarianism that they stand for.

Meghan, you and I would probaby have a lot of laughs, have fun shopping together, girl talk sitting at a coffee cafe, but the thing is underneath it all would be that you and I are so opposite in our thinking, in our attitudes even, and even when I was your age I never had your mind set. I could have cared less about being hip or cool or with the "in crowd". I knew who I was and already had strong conservative beliefs. I know people can change, I have seen it, people that were very far to the left and did a complete turn around once they saw how it is all a lie and against all our Founrding Fathers wanted for our country. Maybe this will happen to you, but if I go by your Dad's record I have my doubts. Prove me wrong Meghan. And until then, grow up or switch parties, you might as well since you have already bragged how you voted for Hanoi John Kerry, run do not walk to the Democrat party with my blessings, because you haven't a clue. And your voice is heard by those that read your article thus you have some amount of influence on others, that kind of influence is pure rino and honestly we have had it with rino's turning our party into Democrat lite. I sure as heck have!

OH and just one more thing Meghan. Your statement from the video...... well it was pretty stupid. I realize a person can be nervous in an interview and that saying something stupid can happen. Or you can even be misquoted which happens more then many realize. But Meghan, you were not nervous, you have done enough interviews to be used to them, and you were not misquoted these words came right from you live. " "No one knows what war is like other than my family....PERIOD!" ..... You insulted all the other military families.

Every person at this blog either served our country, or has Veterans in their family or active duty today. You are totally off to say such a thing.


For Freedom's Way
by Tom Hoefling

For freedom’s way the patriots bled,
The crosses mark our honored dead.
More clearly than mere words e’er may
That field lays out their final say:
No greater love, they gave it all,
In answer to man’s highest call.
But don’t forget that most returned.
To them we owe esteem they earned.
And last of all, remember this:
Our LORD betrayed by one mere kiss.
For from within true danger lies,
Though carefully as friend disguised.
So fight my friend, from where you stand,
For freedom rides on every man.
E pluribus unum



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Democrats the Party of Tax Cheats



Unprecedented Level of Tax Evasion Among Obama Appointees


A list of Obama's potential high-level appointees who have withdrawn from consideration - mostly for failure to pay taxes - since Obama took office in January.

Intellectual Conservative

One of the most interesting phenomenons of the Obama administration so far is the difficulty he has had finding honest people to fill top-level positions. Every few days since he has been in office, another potential cabinet appointee is in the news for tax evasion or other financial corruption.

Let's rehash the list so far.

New Mexico Democratic Governor Bill Richardson, nominated for Commerce Department Secretary. He withdrew on January 4 after it emerged that he was the subject of a Grand Jury investigation for influence peddling, due to his awarding of a $1.5 million state contract to political contributors.

Former South Dakota Democratic Senator Tom Daschle, nominated for Health and Human Services Secretary. He withdrew on February 3, admitting that he had failed to pay more than $100,000 in taxes on a car and driver provided by a friend and on consulting fees after he left the Senate.

Nancy Killefer, former Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer of the Treasury Department during the Clinton administration, nominated for Deputy Director at the Office of Management and Budget and Chief Performance Officer. Obama said in announcing her nomination, "We can no longer afford to sustain the old ways when we know there are new and more efficient ways of getting the job done." Killefer withdrew on February 3 because of a lien against her home for failure to pay unemployment tax for household help. Ironic that she can afford household help - something most of us Americans can't - and then doesn't pay the taxes her party trumpets. Certainly not anyone you want in charge of managing the public's money.

Hilda Solis, nominated for Labor Secretary, was confirmed on February 11 even though her husband had liens against his business going back 16 years. He paid the full $6,400 owed a day before her confirmation hearing. Wouldn't that be nice if the average American could pretend to have nothing to do with their spouse's finances?

Only one with NO TAX problems.........New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg, Obama's second nomination for Commerce Department secretary. Apparently the only Republican nominated to a high-level position by Obama, he withdrew on February 11 because of philosophical differences with the Obama administration over its advocacy of a massive stimulus plan. Judd had once called for elimination of the Department of Commerce. Judd was one of very few Obama nominees who withdrew due to legitimate reasons.

Timothy Geithner, nominated and confirmed on February 24 for Treasury Secretary. Geithner failed to pay $34,000 in self-employment taxes while he worked at the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2004. Yet he was still confirmed because Democrats said his position was too important to be left unfilled any longer.

Kansas Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius was nominated on March 2 as Obama's second choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services. So far, no back tax problem has emerged, but she does have one of the most extreme partisan positions on abortion of any politician in the country; which may cause trouble with her confirmation.

Former Obama campaign worker Susan Tierney, the leading candidate for Deputy Secretary of Energy, dropped out on March 3 without citing a reason. Is she afraid to cite back taxes?

Jane Garvey, reportedly Obama's top choice for Deputy Secretary of Transportation, also dropped out on March 3, reportedly for financial reasons. Did those reasons include owing back taxes?

Former Washington Democratic Governor Gary Locke. Nominated on March 5, for Secretary of Commerce after Bill Richardson and Judd Gregg withdrew. So far he appears to be sailing through to confirmation, but Frontpage Mag points out he was involved in Chinagate with former Clinton Commerce employee John Huang. Huang wrote a $1,000 check to Locke and co-sponsored fundraising events that netted $30,000 in 1996 alone.

Annette Nazareth, who was to be nominated for Treasury Deputy Secretary, abruptly announced on March 5 she was stepping aside for "personal reasons."

Caroline Atkinson, nominated for Undersecretary of International Affairs, withdrew on March 5 as well. Did these two prospects withdraw because of failure to pay back taxes? "Personal reasons" sounds like someone wants to spend more time with their family, or something along those lines. If that was the case, why didn't the candidates indicate so? Because of the long list of nominees who withdrew for tax problems, their withdrawals are forever tainted with a cloud of suspicion.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Obama's first pick for Surgeon General, withdrew on March 5 without citing a reason. What were his secret reasons?

Former Dallas Democratic Mayor Ron Kirk, nominated for Trade Representative, failed to pay $10,000 in back taxes for speaking fees over three years. He faced Senate questioning on March 9 over it, but is expected to win confirmation. $2,600 of the back taxes was due to deducting $17,382 worth of basketball tickets; he was unable to provide proof of business purposes for those tickets. Most Americans can't afford $17,382 in baseball tickets, much less have a business to deduct the cost from. Kirk also took overly large deductions for a used TV he gave to charity, and inflated accounting and tax preparation fees. He has agreed to pay $9,975 in back taxes from 2005-2007.

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What we are seeing is the results of a generation that has grown up without strict morals. Years of 1960's "progressive morality" has spawned a generation of Baby Boomers who have grown up without church and Judeao-Christian morals, not knowing the difference between right and wrong. And it has affected the Democratic Party the most, since they have rejected Biblical morality in favor of secular humanism with its acceptance of all viewpoints, no matter how flawed. This has left them with few political candidates to choose from who have maintained moral requisites. At some point, it will lead to the downfall of the Democratic Party - unless society's morals progressively change with them.



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

Good clue to why Democrats love big government, hand out programs and taxing people. They do't pay taxes.

With all their yelling and screaming about their hate for the rich, their hate for how the rich have write off's etc. These democrats sure are phony's, they have no right to complain about anyone when they themselves have not paid.



Posted by Wild Thing at 04:40 AM | Comments (6)


March 11, 2009

Congress Approves Massive Spending Bill



Congress approves massive spending bill

Congress is sending President Barack Obama a massive bill funding domestic programs and awarding lawmakers their cherished pet projects after more than a week of partisan debate.

Senators passed the measure by voice vote after voting 62-35 to shut down debate. The White House says Obama will sign the bill.

Described by lawmakers as a $410 billion measure — but officially set by the Congressional Budget Office at $408 billion because of technicalities involving heating.

Congress also awarded itself a 10 percent increase in its own budget, bringing it to $4.4 billion. But the House inserted a provision denying lawmakers the automatic cost-of-living pay increase they are due next Jan. 1.



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


Here is how they voted

To recap the RINO’s that voted Yea:

Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Bond (R-MO), Cochran (R-MS), Murkowski (R-AK), Shelby (R-AL), Snowe (R-ME), Specter (R-PA), Wicker (R-MS)

Shameful. Washington is spending like $100 billion a week.


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ROCK Barack and his Baracksheviks ~ by Darth



On July 4, 1976 our nation celebrated it's Bicentennial - 200 years of freedom and liberty. How ironic that a United Kingdom musical group, Hot Chocolate, had their hit - 'You Sexy Thing' - rise to #3 on the U.S. Billboard Chart. You guessed it, it's time again to ROCK Barack and his Baracksheviks with......

YOU $EXY THANG!

by Darth


We peeps believe in miracles BRO BHO
Where are you really from
You sexy thang
Obamanation have seen the miracles
Since you came along
You sexy thang

Stimulus right into our wallet and purse - surprise
You sexy thang Mista Barack Star - we mesmorized
Neva stop what yo doing bro
Love what yo doing to me
My man "YES WE CAN" Candy Man to me
No more house payments... Free college .... It's on
Reparations signed, sealed, delivered ...
The BRO BHO Manifesto - begun
MO money... MO coin ... MO ripple, t'bird, and da wine shabang
Keep on taxen the crackers Prez Robbing Hood
You sexy thang.... Sooooooo glad

Bankruptsy is in, bad credit is cool, accountability for fools
Dig Marx, Lenin and Obama - Bye bye capitalism - WE RULE
Yesterday I was broke and poor and desperate people
Hello middle class and $350,000 crib, with a groovy steeple
MO OMNIBU$ bread.... MO Porkulicious spending gravy baby

Barackshevik Revolution in the USSR
A new United Socialist States Republic
A $EXY THANG


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

LOL this is great Darth, thank you.

giggle I am NO fan of Oprah so she gets to be in the graphic. She thinks Obama is sexy......YUK!


....Thank you Darth for writing this.


Darth
U.S. Airforce
C-5 loadmaster
84-97



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (7)


Letter from Ed Barnett to the IRS



"Dear IRS,

I'm sorry to inform you that I'm not going to be able to pay the taxes owed on April 15th, but all is not lost.

I paid these taxes, accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, corporate income tax, dog license tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gas tax, hunting license tax, fishing license tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, Medicare tax, city tax, school and county property tax up to 33% the last four years. Real estate tax, Social Security tax, road use tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, sales franchise tax, state unemployment tax, federal excise tax, telephone tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle tax, registration tax, capital gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Mexico sales tax and many more I can't recall and I've run out of space and money.

When you do not receive my check April 15th, just know that it was an honest mistake. Please treat me the same as the way you've treated Congressman Charlie Rangel, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, ex-congressman Tom Daschle and, of course, your boss, Timothy Geithner. No penalties, no interest.

PS, I'll make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my stimulus check.

Ed Barnett, Wichita Falls.
God bless you, Ed.


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

LOL this is great and it sure feels like this. I love how it is stated, and I am going to show this to the women that does our taxes, she is not only a Republican but also a Conservative which makes it really neat when we go see her once a year, we always talk politics. She told me she loves reading all of your comments here.

More scary news is Obama is not done yet, there will be another stimulus package coming up, son of Stinulus.


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....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (8)


Who Pays for Obama's Cap and Trade?



Who Pays for Cap and Trade?

The Wall Street Journal

Cap and trade is the tax that dare not speak its name, and Democrats are hoping in particular that no one notices who would pay for their climate ambitions. With President Obama depending on vast new carbon revenues in his budget and Congress promising a bill by May, perhaps Americans would like to know the deeply unequal ways that climate costs would be distributed across regions and income groups.

Politicians love cap and trade because they can claim to be taxing "polluters," not workers. Hardly. Once the government creates a scarce new commodity -- in this case the right to emit carbon -- and then mandates that businesses buy it, the costs would inevitably be passed on to all consumers in the form of higher prices. Stating the obvious, Peter Orszag -- now Mr. Obama's budget director -- told Congress last year that "Those price increases are essential to the success of a cap-and-trade program."

Hit hardest would be the "95% of working families" Mr. Obama keeps mentioning, usually omitting that his no-new-taxes pledge comes with the caveat "unless you use energy." Putting a price on carbon is regressive by definition because poor and middle-income households spend more of their paychecks on things like gas to drive to work, groceries or home heating.

The Congressional Budget Office -- Mr. Orszag's former roost -- estimates that the price hikes from a 15% cut in emissions would cost the average household in the bottom-income quintile about 3.3% of its after-tax income every year. That's about $680, not including the costs of reduced employment and output. The three middle quintiles would see their paychecks cut between $880 and $1,500, or 2.9% to 2.7% of income. The rich would pay 1.7%.

But the greatest inequities are geographic and would be imposed on the parts of the U.S. that rely most on manufacturing or fossil fuels -- particularly coal, which generates most power in the Midwest, Southern and Plains states. It's no coincidence that the liberals most invested in cap and trade -- Barbara Boxer, Henry Waxman, Ed Markey -- come from California or the Northeast.

Democrats say they'll allow some of this ocean of new cap-and-trade revenue to trickle back down to the public. In his budget, Mr. Obama wants to recycle $525 billion through the "making work pay" tax credit that goes to many people who don't pay income taxes. But $400 for individuals and $800 for families still doesn't offset carbon's income raid, especially in states with higher carbon use.

All the more so because the Administration is lowballing its cap-and-trade tax estimates. Its stated goal is to reduce emissions 14% below 2005 levels by 2020.

We asked the White House budget office for the assumptions behind its revenue estimates, but a spokesman said the Administration doesn't have a formal proposal and will work with Congress and "stakeholders" to shape one. We were also pointed to recent comments by Mr. Orszag that he was "sure there will be enough there to finance the things that we have identified" and maybe "additional money" too. In other words, Mr. Obama expects a much larger tax increase than even he is willing to admit.

Cap and trade, in other words, is a scheme to redistribute income and wealth -- but in a very curious way. It takes from the working class and gives to the affluent; takes from Miami, Ohio, and gives to Miami, Florida; and takes from an industrial America that is already struggling and gives to rich Silicon Valley and Wall Street "green tech" investors who know how to leverage the political class.



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

Monstrous!

Per the article I noticed “Red State’s” are the most impacted from this new tax scheme.

The Cap & Trade tax is going to be paid by everyone because it will increase costs for energy and every product anyone buys. Goods and services will reflect the increased costs. So much for the "If you make less than $250K you won't pay one dime more taxes" with the Obama tax plan.

To call this anything other than a tax increase is not being honest.

Obama lied....( again! )

Economy died.




....Thank you Lynn for sending this to me.




Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (6)


Pelosi: "'Keep the Door Open' to Another Stimulus Package"




Pelosi: Congress Needs to 'Keep the Door Open' to Another Stimulus Package

FOX news

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that Congress needs to "keep the door open" to a another stimulus package -- raising the question of how much the government could eventually spend on top of the $787 billion already allocated to rescue the country from dire economic straits.

"The word of the day is confidence. Confidence in our markets, confidence in lending, confidence in our financial institutions," Pelosi said before suggesting the need for another rescue package during a press conference Tuesday following a meeting with top economists.

Mark Zandi, chief economist and founder of Moody's Economy, took a more definitive stance than Pelosi, telling reporters a second stimulus bill is necessary.

"We are going to need more taxpayer money ... I think another stimulus package is a reasonable assumption because of the way things are going," Zandi said.

The Obama administration has not ruled out supporting a second stimulus package -- should the current bill prove insufficient -- but it has not indicated a second bill is currently in the making either.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters on Feb. 17 that Obama "is going to do what's necessary to grow this economy." While "there are no particular plans at this point for a second stimulus package," he added, "I wouldn't foreclose it."



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

How about a Just Say No to Nancy” campaign Or a Just Say No to Obama” campaign.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (5)


"Chas" Freeman Intelligence Pick Wants National ID


Obama's National ID card


Intelligence pick wants national ID

wnd

By Aaron Klein

Urges creation of federal system 'so we can better know who is who'

Following the 9/11 attacks, President Obama's nominee for a top intelligence post advocated that to effectively combat terrorism, the U.S. government should implement a national identity system, "so we better know who is who."

In testimony before the 9/11 commission, Charles "Chas" Freeman, the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War, also recommended conducting the war on terrorism primary as a law enforcement effort.

Freeman is slated to head the U.S. National Intelligence Council, or NIC, a crucial component of the U.S. intelligence apparatus. The NIC serves as the center for midterm and long-term strategic thinking within the American intelligence community. It provides intelligence briefs for Obama and key U.S. agencies and produces reports that help determine American policy on crucial issues, such as Iran's nuclear program.

Freeman gave the commission three recommendations for better fighting Islamic terrorism:

"First, the U.S. government should improve the visa system. More names to the forms should be added in order to distinguish among the many 'Abdullah bin Mohammads.' Technical means should also be used to cut the wait."

"Second, the United States should implement a national identity system, so we better know who is who."

Third, the war on terrorism should be seen primarily as a law enforcement and intelligence war, not as a military one."

Freeman has recently come under fire for his documented ties to foreign governments, including receiving funds from the Saudi government and his service on the advisory board of a Chinese-government-owned oil company widely seen as conducting business deals meant to expand the communist nation's influence worldwide. One of the Chinese company's recent attempts to purchase a large U.S. oil firm drew bipartisan congressional opposition amid fears the deal would harm American national security interests. Violating U.S. sanctions?




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

Dems want national ID cards, "So we know who is who". Will we also have to wear a distinctive patch above our left breast pocket (an elephant, a cross, Casper the Ghost, a gun...)???!

When hell freezes over! I have had about enough of these Hitler like tactics. This guy is BAD NEWS. We don't need big government!

Besides don't we already have two "national IDs":.... our Social Security card and our US passport??

Hussein might have a problem since he would FINALLY have to come up with a Birth Certificate to apply.


UPDATE  about Freeman


Freeman hits 'Israel lobby' on way out......he WITHDREW ...YIPPEE!!

Politico

President Barack Obama's controversial pick for a top intelligence post blasted the "Israel lobby" on his way out the door Tuesday, intensifying a debate on the role Israel's allies played in the latest failed Obama appointment.

Charles W. Freeman Jr.'s abrupt withdrawal from his appointment as chairman of the National Intelligence Council came after he drew fire on a number of fronts - including questions about his financial ties to China and Saudi Arabia.

Freeman left no doubt about where he places blame in a written statement after his withdrawal.

"The libels on me and their easily traceable email trails show conclusively that there is a powerful lobby determined to prevent any view other than its own from being aired, still less to factor in American understanding of trends and events in the Middle East," he wrote.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:44 AM | Comments (10)


Gov. Sarah Palin Supports Extending Tax Suspension



Gov Palin Supports Extending Tax Suspension on Motor Fuel in Alaska

State of Alaska

Juneau, Alaska

Governor Sarah Palin pledged her support today for Senator Bettye Davis' bill to extend Alaska's suspension of the motor fuel tax. Senate Bill 14 extends a portion of the governor's multi-phase statewide energy plan she introduced last year to help Alaskans combat the high cost of energy.

"Alaskans are unique among Americans in the contiguous states in terms of transportation costs," Palin said. "In rural Alaska, particularly, many people are still paying outrageous fuel costs. Heating and fuel bills are double and triple what others pay in the Lower 48. I support any sound measure that relieves the burden Alaskans feel in their pocketbook; in this case, it’s continued support for eliminating a tax at the pump."

According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, Alaskans pay on average $2.519 per gallon of regular gasoline, which is more than 30 cents higher than California, which has the highest price per gallon in the contiguous states. Even Hawaii, another remote state, pays seven cents per gallon less than Alaska. National comparisons can be viewed at fuelgaugereport.com.

“The concept is that this bill will help stimulate the economy during the current recession,” Senator Davis said. “It will grant relief to all consumers of motor fuel, including aircraft, watercraft and standard motor vehicles.”
"I appreciate Senator Davis' efforts on this," Palin said. "So do Alaskan families that are really feeling the pinch. The average commuter driving between Anchorage and the Valley fills up their rig at least twice a week; these costs add up quickly. By extending our gas tax suspension, Alaskans, such as these commuters, will continue to save their hard-earned money, and government will learn to live on a tighter budget."



Here is some extra news about Sarah..........................


Governor Sarah Palin met with SGT William Ondell and LTC Marc Hoffmeister at the change of command ceremony for Wyatt, the newest Cell Dog. In a program that partners the Mat-Su Borough animal shelter, Alaska’s military community, and the Department of Corrections, Wyatt was rescued by the MSB animal shelter, trained by cellmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, and presented as a companion to wounded warrior and Iraq war veteran SGT William Ondell.




Harborview Elementary and Juneau Montessori School students listen as Governor Sarah Palin reads aloud on March 2, 2009.



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

"and government will learn to live on a tighter budget"


Like music to our ears to hear a politicican say this.

“commuters, will continue to save their hard-earned money, and government will learn to live on a tighter budget.”

Now THAT, is good governance!!!!


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (4)


March 10, 2009

" Brothers At War " Movie Trailer and Write Ups






"Brothers At War" - Movie Trailer


This is a documentary that celebrates the courage and integrity of the American Soldier and the American military family. It is also a film about a man’s love and respect for his two brothers and his dedication to telling their story. A great film that I am proud to be a part of.” Gary Sinise, Actor, Presidential Citizens Medal Recipient


Brothers At War : by Jake Rademacher, sponsored by Gary Sinise and Jon Voight

Brothers At War Website


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Gary Sinise was on Mike Huckabee this weekend to talk about his latest project working to promote the movie "Brothers At War." Gary talked about his family history with the military, and why he is so impassioned about helping our men and women in uniform, service both overseas and at home.

If Gary Sinise is involved, you can be assured it's a worthwhile project.



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“They deserve to see what our soldiers do, what the war is for and what it’s about for us as soldiers,” says Capt. Isaac Rademacher. “I’ve never seen anything that bears so much truth, and then just steps away.”

The film chronicles Jake’s two civilian deployments and four embeds with combat units around Iraq, including a weeklong stint with a reconnaissance unit monitoring the Syrian border, and with a group of Iraqi army soldiers as they are trained by U.S. Marines. Rademacher’s goal, he says, was to show the real war, without political bent or judgment — the daily grind, the heat and filth, the danger and, above all, the brotherhood.

“I think the film is really a film about brotherhood set against a backdrop of the war in Iraq,” Jake says. “I learn about what my brothers do through their brothers in arms.”

The filmmakers, including producer Gary Sinise, gathered Feb. 20 at a private screening in Washington, D.C., to talk about the film.

“It’s such a positive, positive portrait of our military families, the dedication of our troops have, what they’re doing over there, the love that a brother has for his two brothers,” Sinise says. “When they asked if I would actually get involved with the film, I was humbled and I was honored.”

A group of wounded warriors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center were also in attendance at the screening.

“This is probably the most accurate portrayal, besides the movie ‘Black Hawk Down,’ ” says Spc. Hien Tran of the 222nd Infantry, Fort Drum, N.Y. After being injured in Iraq, Tran says he avoids most war movies, but this one captures the realism of service better than most.
“I really thought the film was awesome,” says Pfc. Geraldo Badell, from the 230th Infantry in Fort Polk, La. “Since he missed his family so much, he wanted to go over there and see what his brothers were doing.”
“Brothers at War” begins with the emotional deployment of Isaac and ends with a similar departure by Joe. For the filmmaker, the space between attempts to answer the question: Why did my brothers go to war?
“I don’t know if I’ve earned a seat at the table with Joe,” he says as Joe boards a plane for Iraq in the film’s final frames. “But I do know that having walked a mile in my brothers’ shoes, I understand each of them better now.”



Brothers At War by Jake Rademacher (7 minute trailer this one has more in it then the trailer at the top)



"Brothers at War” is rated R for strong language. It opened in limited release March 13 in select cities near major military installations and will open in wider release March 27.

Documentary film
Director: Jake Rademacher
Cast: Jake Rademacher, Capt. Isaac Rademacher, Jenny Rademacher, Sgt. Joseph Rademacher, Danelle Fields


‘Brothers at War’: An Iraq Movie Worth Seeing

Big Hollywood blog

by Gabe Ledeen

"As a Marine veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I care a great deal about how Americans perceive the war and those of us who served in it. It is no secret that Hollywood has exclusively produced films opposing the war, portraying us as criminals, mental-cases, victims, and simpletons. By and large these movies failed to attract audiences, even as they were praised by the anti-American European fraternities and their L.A. and New York groupies. The success of HBO’s “Taking Chance” demonstrates that Americans are in fact interested in the Iraq War, are willing to watch movies about it, and want to know more about those who fought against incredible odds and proved the naysayers wrong.
I was recently privileged to attend a pre-screening of a film that shows Americans exactly what we’ve been missing. “Brothers At War” dares to give viewers an honest and intimate look at a family that supports two brothers on the front lines, from the perspective of a sibling who decided not to serve in the military. Freshman filmmaker Jake Rademacher follows his brothers to Iraq to try and understand their commitment, and to see for himself what they experience when they deploy “over there” for so many months at a time. Throughout the film we witness the tensions between the brothers as they try to discover a way to communicate with each other despite the ideological divisions. There are moments of frustration, anger, and skepticism as they confront each other, and there are moments of love, tenderness, and genuine respect as they come to understand one another through these shared experiences.
Jake brings the audience into the most intimate of moments, and allows unscripted access into the hearts of his family members and the soldiers he encounters. While out on a five day surveillance/reconnaissance patrol along the Syrian border, Jake documents the close fraternity of the team members and artlessly conveys their human qualities to viewers who may never have met men like these. He interviews several of the young men, and their sincerity belies a trust that is not easy to acquire in such a short time. They trusted him simply because he was not out there to prove some archetype of the American soldier, he was there to let them speak for themselves.
Most Iraq veterans will applaud the range of scenes portrayed in the documentary, which doesn’t fall prey to the temptation to go heavy on the action and skimp on character development. He shows us life on a large forward operating base, a duration patrol in the scorching desert heat, a family reuniting at a Midwestern airport, a sniper mission in an Iraqi town, a partnered patrol with Marines and Iraqi soldiers, and more. Each time, and with each new cast of characters, he allows his subjects to paint their own portraits in brilliant detail. It is evident that Jake is learning as he is filming, and he is not ashamed to show his own development from an action-seeking yet naïve journalist to one humbled and keenly aware of the courage and dedication of our servicemen and women. As I heard him say to another journalist, “I learned who my brothers were from their brothers-in-arms.”
The film tells the story of the Rademacher family on both sides of the ocean and chronicles the experience without an agenda. “There really didn’t seem to be an overt message,” said one viewer after the screening. “It’s just the story, and one that most people don’t know and really need to see.” It is this honesty and obvious lack of spin that elevates this movie and allows the audience to relax from the hyper-vigilance required to filter today’s media offerings. There is no need to come to this movie with an understanding of the “Anbar Awakening,” or the “surge,” and there is no cause to leave feeling angry or tricked. It’s a movie about Americans and their families, about who our soldiers and Marines are, and about what it’s like for them to go to war. It’s a movie that you should see, and a story that you need to hear."



Below is the current release schedule.

To check for local listings

http://schedule.samuelgoldwynfilms.com/films/brothers+at+war/


3/13/2009

Columbus, GA (near Fort Benning), Carmike 15 - http://www.carmike.com/
Fayetteville, NC (near Fort Bragg), Carmike 12 - http://www.carmike.com/
Jacksonville, NC (near Camp LeJeune), Carmike 16 - http://www.carmike.com/
Chicago, IL AMC River East - AMC - http://www.amctheatres.com/
Washington DC Landmark E Street Cinema - Landmark Theatres - http://landmarktheatres.com/
Arlington, VA AMC Shirlington - AMC - http://www.amctheatres.com/


3/20/2009

Akron (Ohio National Guard), Regal Interstate Park 18 - Regal Cinemas - http://regalcinemas.com/

3/27/2009

Augusta, GA (near Fort Gordon, US Army)
Savannah, GA (near Fort Stewart, US Army), Coming Soon
Shreveport, LA (near Barksdale AFB, US Air Force) Cinemark Tinseltown 17 - http://www.cinemark.com/
Clarksville, TN (near Fort Campbell, US Army) Carmike Governor’s Square 10 - Carmike - http://www.carmike.com/
Hampton, VA (near Langley AFB, US Air Force), AMC Hampton Towne Center 24 - AMC - http://www.amctheatres.com/
Newport News, VA (near Fort Eustis, US Army), AMC Kiln Creek 20 - AMC - http://www.amctheatres.com/
Norfolk, VA (near Norfolk Naval Station, US Navy), Coming Soon
Killeen, TX (near Fort Hood), Hollywood Stadium 14 - Hollywood Theaters - http://gohollywood.com/
San Antonio, TX - Bijou at the Crossroads - Santikos - http://www.santikos.com/
Cleveland Heights (Ohio National Guard), Cedar Lee Cinema
Dayton (near Wright-Patterson AFB, US Air Force), Regal Hollywood 20-Fairfield Commons - Regal Cinemas - http://regalcinemas.com/
Decatur, IL Carmike Hickory Pointe 12 - Carmike - http://www.carmike.com/
Tacoma, WA (near Fort Lewis), Coming Soon
Oceanside, CA (near Camp Pendleton) Regal Oceanside 16 - http://regalcinemas.com/
Monterey, CA (near Presidio of Monterrey, DOD), Osio Cinema



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

I am really looking forward to seeing this. This film received an enthusiastic response from some local veterans and service members at a preview screening last week in Chicago. I love that Gary Sinise is an Exec. Producer of the film. I’m sure he was a big help in getting this film distributed. God bless him.


"I didn't see a pro-war or an anti-war message in here," said Jim Nalepa, a West Point graduate who lives in Hinsdale. "I saw pro-soldier."



......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam



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Reporters Ask Obama Point Blank, "Are you a socialist?"



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VIDEO below..............Obama's call back to reporters after being called a socialist by the pro-Obama press:


Obama makes Oval Office call to reporters

The Washington Times

President Obama was so concerned that he had appeared to dismiss a question from New York Times reporters about whether he was a socialist that he called the newspaper from the Oval Office to clarify his policies.

"It was hard for me to believe that you were entirely serious about that socialist question," he told reporters, who had interviewed the president aboard Air Force One on Friday.

Opening the unusual presidential call to reporters by saying that there was "just one thing I was thinking about as I was getting on the copter," he said it wasn't he who started the federal government's intervention into the nation's financial system.

"I did think it might be useful to point out that it wasn’t under me that we started buying a bunch of shares of banks. It wasn’t on my watch. And it wasn’t on my watch that we passed a massive new entitlement -– the prescription drug plan -- without a source of funding. And so I think it’s important just to note when you start hearing folks throw these words around that we’ve actually been operating in a way that has been entirely consistent with free-market principles and that some of the same folks who are throwing the word 'socialist' around can’t say the same."

The New York Times asked, "So whose watch are we talking about here?" but Obama wouldn't name names.

"Well, I just think it’s clear by the time we got here, there already had been an enormous infusion of taxpayer money into the financial system. And the thing I constantly try to emphasize to people if that coming in, the market was doing fine, nobody would be happier than me to stay out of it. I have more than enough to do without having to worry the financial system. The fact that we’ve had to take these extraordinary measures and intervene is not an indication of my ideological preference, but an indication of the degree to which lax regulation and extravagant risk taking has precipitated a crisis."
He concluded the brief call by saying, "I think that covers it."

The phone call came after the president was asked aboard his plane: "Are you a socialist as some people have suggested?"

He was clear in his first answer: "You know, let’s take a look at the budget – the answer would be no."

"Is there anything wrong with saying, 'Yes'?" a Times reporter pressed.

"Let’s just take a look at what we’ve done," Obama said, ticking off efforts his administration has made to stabilize the economy. But he acknowledged that, as he told Joe the Plumber, he plans to try to spread the wealth around.
"If you look on the revenue side what we’re proposing, what we’re looking at is essentially to go back to the tax rates that existed during the 1990s when, as I recall, rich people were doing very well. In fact everybody was doing very well. . . . We said that we’d give a tax cut to 95 percent of working Americans. That’s exactly what we have done."




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

"It was hard for me to believe that you were entirely serious about that socialist question," he told reporters, who had interviewed the president aboard Air Force One on Friday.

Obama should have said......."Really, you should be asking whether I'm a Marxist."

“I did think it might be useful to point out that it wasn’t under me that we started buying a bunch of shares of banks. It wasn’t on my watch. And it wasn’t on my watch that we passed a massive new entitlement -– the prescription drug plan — without a source of funding. And so I think it’s important just to note when you start hearing folks throw these words around that we’ve actually been operating in a way that has been entirely consistent with free-market principles and that some of the same folks who are throwing the word ‘socialist’ around can’t say the same.”

That is flat out pathological with a good dose of pychosis.


"Obama was so concerned that he had appeared to dismiss a question from New York Times reporters about whether he was a socialist that he called the newspaper from the Oval Office to clarify his policies."

He had to get someone to write him a statement and get the teleprompter in the Oval Office into position before he could answer that one.

"I did think it might be useful to point out that it wasn’t under me that we started buying a bunch of shares of banks. It wasn’t on my watch."

Not MY fault! NOT MY FAULT!!!!!

Bush never made it his priority to redistribute the wealth of this nation. That is something only Obama OWNS!



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Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (13)


Jason Mattera Confronts the Tax Cheat Charlie Rangel




VIDEO above Jason Mattera confronts the tax cheat Rangel and he has a snit fit.


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Photo of Charlie Rangel at the podium of a March 19th, 2005 Workers World Party/Troops Out Now rally in Harlem, New York. The occasion marked the 2nd anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. The photo comes from the ("We are proud to have known Kim Il Sung as a great leader and a comrade in the international communist movement. ...") Workers World Party website.
Also appearing at this "peace" rally with the demonRat Charlie Rangel, now chairman of The House Ways and Means Committee, were Saddam Hussein lawyer, Ramsey Clark and convicted terrorist enabler/attorney, Lynne Stewart. Clark, with Workers World Party, started up that other 'peace' group, A.N.S.W.E.R. Clark also heads the International Action Center and was actually once Attorney General of the United States under democrat LBJ.


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

Hey Charlie Rangel it IS our business you is our business you arrogant SOB communist, and he needs to go to jail! I think not paying taxes and scheming to get more out of you is a requirement to be a Demoncrat.

This kind of thing makes my blood boil. It really angers and disgusts me how these people get away with things we would be prosecuted for.

Charlie is a prime example of the imperial Congress that has developed in the US.


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Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (8)


Inspired by Attack Helicopters


Talk about 'road rage'! Just what a motorcyclist needs for riding on I-95. Designed as an equalizer. Each GE mini gun fires at a rate of 3000 rounds per minute (6000 total).

During initial test and evaluation it was demonstrated that a single 2 second burst burst would blow a 40 foot RV with tow car clean off the road leaving an open and unobstructed route ahead. It will vaporize an SUV in seconds!

Tests further indicated that after two or three RV's/SUV's in a row were eliminated, others voluntarily pulled off the road and thus became a "non threat".



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

I would love to see this going down the road. giggle... they really put a lot into it.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (6)


Chicago Politician Ricardo Munoz Shoves Voter and Tells Him ........




Ricardo Muñoz is alderman of the 22nd ward in Chicago. Muñoz was appointed to this position by Mayor Richard M. Daley in 1993.


Move over Charlie "mind your goddam business" Rangel, you have company!

A Chicago taxpayer went to his 22nd Ward alderman, Ricardo Munoz, to protest the Democrat’s support for tax-increment financing. The constituent wants to present Alderman Munoz with a petition.

Munoz physically shoves the voter and yells: “Get the f**k out of my office!”




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

Don't you just love the underlying ruler/serf attitude from these politicians. To them it is how dare we the people grow a pair and defend ourselves and speak up to them, question them, tell them what we think.

Alderman Munoz, it is not YOUR office. It belongs to the citizens of Chicago who entrust it to you, ya putz.



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RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (8)


Paratroopers, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division


First Sgt. Nagim Abud Kanbar (center), 2nd Battalion, 7th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, talks with Russia, Ohio, native, 1st Lt. Chris Timmerman (right), of the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, through a translator during a combined patrol in the Dora Market area of Baghdad on March 3.



A young Iraqi boy stands and salutes Spc. Todd Bair of the1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during a combined patrol in the Dora Market area, Baghdad, on March 3.


Russia, Ohio native 1st Lt. Chris Timmerman (right), 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, identifies a building in the distance with the assistance of his translator. Timmerman and his Soldiers received a report of a possible improvised explosive device that was found outside of a nearby residence and arrived on the scene to conduct a combined investigation of the report with officers of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, Baghdad, March 4.





Paratroopers on the Ground in East Rashid

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division

Story by Sgt. Daniel Nichols

There’s no need to worry about this area, there’s paratroopers on the ground,” said Lt. Col. Dave Bair, of Fairfax, Va., commander, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi National Division - Baghdad, speaking of the East Rashid district where he and his troops work every day conducting security patrols and participating in civil affairs efforts to help the people and the local economy.

The increasing capacity of the Iraqi security forces enables one coalition brigade combat team to operate across an area that previously saw the presence of four BCTs.

The Doura Market, a thriving marketplace filled to the brim with a variety of shops selling everything from bread and fruit, to clothes and music, holds a central focus for the paratroopers.

They have worked consistently with small business owners here to improve the economy and increase the good relationship between the citizens of East Rashid and Coalition forces.

For the Fort Bragg, N.C.,-based Soldiers, the current level of security and safety is an encouraging sign for both the citizens living in the East Rashid area, and themselves.

“When you’re not getting shot at and there’s not firefights going on, that’s a good thing,” said 1st Lt. Chris Timmerman, of Russia, Ohio, a platoon leader for Company C, 1st Bn., 505th Parachute Inf. Regt. “It says something about the units that were there before you and the progression you’ve made between what it was like during the last go around and what it’s like now.”

Although the Soldiers are the primary coalition force in the area, officers from the 7th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division are the lead element in the security of the area.

“I’ve seen the national police generally lead while we follow and support,” said Timmerman. “We’re trying to convey to them that they’re the ones in charge, and we’re here to provide the support if they need it.”
“In the past we’ve been conducting a lot of combined patrols with the national police,” said 1st Lt. Michael Telford, of Cincinnati, Ohio, 3rd platoon leader for Company C, 1st Bn., 505th Parachute Inf. Regt.
“The ISF are very strong,” said Telford. “They’re confident, and talking to the guys [in my unit] who were here last time … the ISF are a lot more confident now than they were before.”

Communication and building a working relationship between the 1st Bn., 505th Parachute Inf. Regt. and NP forces, has constantly progressed since the paratroopers arrived on the ground a few months ago.

“Since we’ve been working with them on a daily basis we’ve developed a really good rapport with them,” said Timmerman. “The benefit of getting to know them really comes out when it comes time for operations. They’re much more open with us on things like, ‘Hey we’re going to do this cordon and search,’ or ‘We have a lead on an IED that was found last week,’ and they’ll share a lot of that [information] with us at the company level as opposed to us waiting for their brigade or battalion to send that information to our battalion and then send it down to us.”


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

I wish so much the media would tell these stories. One of the things the left will not face about war is that it takes time to do the countless things our troops have done. Wars are not a weekend event or some fast speed DSL on a person's computer.

When I see a child saluting our troops, people showing how glad they are our troops have been there these are things that did not just happen over night. It is huge and one of the countless things our troops have had an impact on.

The media imo is guilty of aiding the enemy when they don't show things like this.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:44 AM | Comments (4)


Detainees Say They Planned Sept. 11



Newspaper headlines from around the world after Sept. 11th



Detainees Say They Planned Sept. 11

NY Times

The five detainees at Guantánamo Bay charged with planning the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have filed a document with the military commission at the United States naval base there expressing pride at their accomplishment and accepting full responsibility for the killing of nearly 3,000 people.

The document, which may be released publicly on Tuesday, uses the Arabic term for a consultative assembly in describing the five men as the “9/11 Shura Council,” and it says their actions were an offering to God, according to excerpts of the document that were read to a reporter by a government official who was not authorized to discuss it publicly.

The document is titled “The Islamic Response to the Government’s Nine Accusations,” the military judge at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp said in a separate filing.

The document was filed on behalf of the five men, including Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has described himself as the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.

President Obama halted the military proceedings at Guantánamo in the first days after his inauguration, and the five men’s case is on hiatus until the government decides how it will proceed.

Several of the men have earlier said in military commission proceedings at Guantánamo that they planned the 2001 attacks and that they sought martyrdom. The strategic goal of the five men in making the new filing, which reached the military court on March 5, was not clear.

In their filing, the men describe the planning of the Sept. 11 attacks and the killing of Americans as a model of Islamic action, and say the American government’s accusations cause them no shame, according to the excerpts read by the government official.

“To us,” the official continued reading, “they are not accusations. To us they are a badge of honor, which we carry with honor.”

It appears that the men wrote the document at meetings they are permitted to conduct periodically at the detention camp without lawyers.

In his brief court order describing the filing, the military judge who has been handling the case, Col. Stephen R. Henley of the Army, said the men sought no specific legal action. Judge Henley ordered that the filing be released immediately, but officials said objections from lawyers for two of the men had held up release Monday.
All five of the men have said they want to represent themselves, but in the case of these two men, Ramzi bin al-Shibh and Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, the military judge had not yet determined their competency when the proceedings were halted.



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

So, why are these guys still among the living?

When they close GITMO, these terrorists will get all the same rights you were born with as a US citizen if their feet touch US soil. will not only free them, he will add a few of them to his cabinet.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:42 AM | Comments (5)


Obama Musters Campaign Army for Economic Fight



Obama musters campaign army for economic fight

Breitbart

Obama mustered his powerful campaign army on Monday, calling on his millions of supporters to lobby on behalf of his budget and economic plan.

The appeal to back the president was made in an email and video sent out by "Organizing for America," the organization which morphed out of Obama's campaign machinery to push his agenda when he entered the White House.

In the video, Mitch Stewart, the director of Organizing for America, urged the president's supporters to take part in the "Organizing for America Pledge Project."

The pledge project is an ambitious effort to map out and identify support for President Obama's economic blueprint across towns and communities in America," Stewart said.
"We're doing that by asking people to pledge your support for the broad initiatives outlined in President Obama's economic plan.
"Once you do, we will ask you to build support in your own communities by forwarding this pledge by email, by knocking on doors and by making phone call," he said.
"We will show in every state, in every congressional district the hunger, for leadership and long range thinking that's in too short supply here in Washington."

Stewart said Obama's budget provides a "bold blueprint for our country's future.

"It addresses three of the most pressing challenges facing our nation: health care, energy and education," he said.
"That's the good news. The bad news is that as a result the special interests and the old habits in Washington will dig in even more.

"It's up to you to make sure that they don't stand in our way.

"By pledging and building support you will be taking the first steps towards establishing a nationwide grassroots network, neighborhood by neighborhood, standing side by side with President Obama as we bring about our agenda for change."

The appeal to grass roots supporters closely follows the tactics used by Obama during his triumphant election campaign and is another sign that the president plans to use the organization to help pass difficult legislation.

Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe, has stressed that Organizing for America is not aimed at twisting the arms of members of Congress but meant to keep activists engaged on issues such as health care, energy and the economy.



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

Mob rule from Obama.....AGAIN!

Sounds like lemmings marching off a cliff. These programs are flattening the economy and guess who suffers most? Blacks, the poor, the young (no jobs), the unemployed, the elderly... all those who support Obama. This is his army!!!

Never that I know of has a President done this kind of thing. It reeks of someone being a dictator.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (8)


March 09, 2009

Wikipedia Scrubs Ayers and Wright From Obama Biography



Wikipedia Scrubs Ayers and Wright From Obama Biography

by Noel Sheppard Associate Editor of NewsBusters

Newsbusters

Wikipedia users have scrubbed all references to homegrown terrorist William Ayers and the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright from Barack Obama's entry at the online encyclopedia.

Apparently, any information posted about Ayers or Wright in the text of the Obama biography is not only immediately taken down, but the offending user is banned for three days.

The entire Wikipedia entry on Obama seems to be heavily promotional toward the U.S. president. It contains nearly no criticism or controversy, including appropriate mention of important issues where relevant.

For example, the current paragraph on Obama's religion contains no mention of Wright, even though Obama's association with the controversial pastor was one of the most talked about issues during the presidential campaign.

That paragraph states: "Obama explained how, through working with black churches as a community organizer while in his twenties, he came to understand 'the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change.' He was baptized at the Trinity United Church of Christ in 1988 and was an active member there for two decades."

Ayers is also not mentioned, even where relevant.

WND monitored as a Wikipedia user attempted to add Ayers' name to an appropriate paragraph. One of those additions, backed up with news articles, read as follows:

"He served alongside former Weathermen leader William Ayers from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which in 1985 had been the first foundation to fund the Developing Communities Project, and also from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Joyce Foundation. Obama served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995 to 2002, as founding president and chairman of the board of directors from 1995 to 1991. Ayers was the founder and director of the Challenge."

Within two minutes that Wikipedia entry was deleted and the user banned from posting on the website for three days, purportedly for adding "Point of View junk edits," even though the addition was well-established fact.

A check of Obama's Wikipedia page at 8:30 PM Eastern Time corroborated WND's claim. There was no reference to Ayers, and the only mention of Wright was in the notes section:

^ An Associated Press wire story on Obama's resignation from Trinity United Church of Christ in the course of the Jeremiah Wright controversy stated that he had, in doing so, disaffiliated himself with the UCC. (See "Obama's church choice likely to be scrutinized". Associated Press. msnbc.com. November 17, 2008. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27775757/. Retrieved on 2009-1-20. .)

Amazing.


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Wikipedia scrubs Obama eligibility

Mention of citizenship issues deleted in minutes, 'offending' users banned

wnd

By Aaron Klein

Wikipedia, the online "free encyclopedia" mega-site written and edited entirely by its users, has been deleting within minutes any mention of eligibility issues surrounding Barack Obama's presidency, with administrators kicking off anyone who writes about the subject, WND has learned.

A perusal through Obama's current Wikipedia entry finds a heavily guarded, mostly glowing biography about the U.S. president. Some of Obama's most controversial past affiliations, including with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and former Weathermen terrorist Bill Ayers, are not once mentioned, even though those associations received much news media attention and served as dominant themes during the presidential elections last year.

Also completely lacking is any mention of the well-publicized concerns surrounding Obama's eligibility to serve as commander-in-chief.

Indeed, multiple times, Wikipedia users who wrote about the eligibility issues had their entries deleted almost immediately and were banned from re-posting any material on the website for three days.

In one example, Wikipedia user "Jerusalem21" added the following to Obama's page:

"There have been some doubts about whether Obama was born in the U.S. after the politician refused to release to the public a carbon copy of his birth certificate and amid claims from his relatives he may have been born in Kenya. Numerous lawsuits have been filed petitioning Obama to release his birth certificate, but most suits have been thrown out by the courts."

As is required on the online encyclopedia, that entry was backed up by third-party media articles, citing the Chicago Tribune and WorldNetDaily.com

The entry was posted on Feb. 24, at 6:16 p.m. EST. Just three minutes later, the entry was removed by a Wikipedia administrator, claiming the posting violated the websites rules against "fringe" material.

According to Wikipedia rules, however, a "fringe theory can be considered notable if it has been referenced extensively, and in a serious manner, in at least one major publication, or by a notable group or individual that is independent of the theory."

The Obama eligibility issue has indeed been reported extensively by multiple news media outlets. WorldNetDaily has led the coverage. Other news outlets, such as Britain's Daily Mail and the Chicago Tribune have released articles critical of claims Obama may not be eligible. The Los Angeles Times quoted statements by former presidential candidate Alan Keys doubting Obama is eligible to serve as president. Just last week, the Internet giant America Online featured a top news article about the eligibility subject, referencing WND's coverage.

When the user "Jerusalem21" tried to repost the entry about Obama's eligibility a second time, another administrator removed the material within two minutes and then banned the Wikipedia user from posting anything on the website for three days.

Ayers, Wright also missing in Obama's bio

The entire Wikipedia entry on Obama seems to be heavily promotional toward the U.S. president. It contains nearly no criticism or controversy, including appropriate mention of important issues where relevant.

For example, the current paragraph on Obama's religion contains no mention of Wright, even though Obama's association with the controversial pastor was one of the most talked about issues during the presidential campaign.

That paragraph states: "Obama explained how, through working with black churches as a community organizer while in his twenties, he came to understand 'the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change.' He was baptized at the Trinity United Church of Christ in 1988 and was an active member there for two decades."

Ayers is also not mentioned, even where relevant.

WND monitored as a Wikipedia user attempted to add Ayers' name to an appropriate paragraph. One of those additions, backed up with news articles, read as follows:

"He served alongside former Weathermen leader William Ayers from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which in 1985 had been the first foundation to fund the Developing Communities Project, and also from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Joyce Foundation. Obama served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995 to 2002, as founding president and chairman of the board of directors from 1995 to 1991. Ayers was the founder and director of the Challenge."

Within two minutes that Wikipedia entry was deleted and the user banned from posting on the website for three days, purportedly for adding "Point of View junk edits," even though the addition was well-established fact.



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

Revisionist history brought to you by liberals, as usual. They’ll teach the same version of BS in public schools.

Wright is now a footnote under his entry under religion where it shows that was his former church. Let’s see how long that lasts.

Here is something that DOES tell the truth.......Conservapedia.

Clilck link below to see what it says about Obama.

http://www.conservapedia.com/Barack_Obama



I had not heard of it until today so I looked it up and read about Conservapedia.
This page tells about it......

http://www.conservapedia.com/Conservapedia

"Conservapedia, launched on November 21, 2006, is a conservative, family-friendly Wiki encyclopedia. It was founded by teacher and attorney Andrew Schlafly with the help of several students from his fall 2006 World History class.

When a student handed in her paper using the date-markers “BCE” and "CE” from Wikipedia, Schlafly realized that Wikipedia, despite its claim of neutrality, contained bias against the achievements of Christianity and conservatism.

Though Conservapedia originally contained mostly history articles, it has grown over two years to be a general reference, with information about history, math, science, politics, religion and other topics. It also contains debates, essays and educational resources.

In March 2007 it was picked up by the media, and faced a barrage of vandalism (See Examples of Moronic Vandalism by the "tolerant"). Ever since then, it has continued to grow, and now has tens of millions of page views, and enjoys prominence on search engines.



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Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (14)


Taliban Responds To Barack Hussein Obama


From AlJazeera:

As the US continues its plans to drawn down operations in Iraq, President Barack Obama has again been turning his attention to Afghanistan.
He's warned that despite 17, 000 American troops, expected to arrive over the coming months, it won't be enough to win the war. He says a reconciliation process is needed for moderate elements of the Taliban, but Taliban won't talk until American forces withdraw.




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

This last Saturday I posted about how B.Hussein Obama wanted to "open the door to a reconciliation process in which the American military would reach out to moderate elements of the Taliban."

I thought I would check at YouTube and see if the Muslims had a response. I found this video put at YouTube by AlJazeera dated March 8 the day after Obama made his traitorous statement.

Rush Limbaugh is the extremist. Taliban is OK! Only in ObamAmerica.

OH something I have noticed, has anyone else noticed how Obama pronounces Pakistan and Taliban (Tollybon.) The next time you hear him speak about these thnigs check it out. It is almost as though instantly he goes right into Farsi. hahaha

God help us all and extra prayers for our troops.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (11)


S. Korea Drills Begin ~ North Korea Threatens War if Satellite Launch is Intercepted



South Korean protesters with a North Korean flag and portraits of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il stage a rally against North Korea's recent military policy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 9, 2009. North Korea ordered its armed forces on standby and warned Monday it will retaliate against anyone seeking to block its planned satellite launch, a move many fear will disguise a missile test




North Korean soldiers march as South Korean and US soldiers watch at the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas. North Korea put its military on combat alert Monday as US and South Korean forces started a major joint exercise which the communist nation has branded as a prelude to invasion.




Tension high on Korean peninsula, military drills begin

SEOUL

Reuters

U.S. and South Korean troops began annual military drills on Monday and North Korea said it had put its armed forces on full combat readiness in response to the exercises, heightening tensions on the Korean peninsula.
North Korea, which is preparing to test-fire its longest-range ballistic missile, also said it would regard the shooting down of any of its rockets as an act of war.
The North Korean army said in a statement that the drills were a "military provocation" that would only occur "on the eve of a war".


U.S., South Korea begin exercise amid North Korea’s threats

Stars and Stripes

SEOUL

The annual Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercises were to kick off Monday, scheduled to last through March 20.

The peninsulawide joint exercises feature thousands of visiting U.S. servicemembers from duty stations around the world.

As in previous years, Key Resolve/Foal Eagle was preceded by protests from the North Korean government, which claims the exercise is preparation for an invasion.

This year’s protests led the United Nations Command and the North Korean army to resume general officer-level talks after a seven-year hiatus.

USFK spomesman Dave Palmer said the talks were requested by the North in the interest of easing the growing tensions on the peninsula. The first of the new talks took place March 2 and were primarily used by the North as a platform to rail against the exercises, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. A second set of general officer talks took place Friday.

A U.N. Command press release said the command, represented at the 45-minute meeting by a delegation led by Air Force Maj. Gen. Johnny Weida, assured the North that the exercises are "purely defensive in nature and have no connection to ongoing or current events."

UNC representatives also used the meeting to address recent North Korean threats to civilian aircraft, the release said.

The United Nations Command news release said the UNC considered Pyongyang’s statement "entirely inappropriate, had raised great concern in the international community and should be retracted immediately."

This year’s exercises have been surrounded by media speculation, much of it erroneous, according to USFK officials. South Korean media reported that B-2 and F-22 aircraft from U.S. bases on Guam and Okinawa would be participating, but those reports are incorrect, according to a 7th Air Force spokesman at Osan Air Base, South Korea.

Palmer, a USFK spokesman, said reports that 26,000 U.S. servicemembers have come to South Korea for the exercise are a "mischaracterization." He said 26,000 is the approximate number of people participating in the exercises, including those who are normally stationed in South Korea.

Originally known as Reception Staging Onward Movement and Integration/Foal Eagle, the first portion had its name changed in March 2008 to Key Resolve to reflect the changing roles of American troops on the peninsula.

Key Resolve is a command-post exercise — a computer-based simulation that focuses on bringing new troops and equipment onto the peninsula in the event of a contingency. Foal Eagle is a series of field exercises. Both exercises have U.S. servicemembers and civilians working closely with their South Korean counterparts.


North Korea Threatens War if Satellite Launch is Intercepted

FOX news

North Korea put its armed forces on standby for war Monday and threatened retaliation against anyone seeking to stop the regime from launching a satellite into space in the latest barrage of threats from the communist regime.

The warning came as U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual war games across the South, exercises the North has always condemned.

Analysts say the regime is trying to grab President Barack Obama's attention as his administration formulates its North Korea policy.

The North also indicated it was pushing ahead with plans to fire a communications satellite into space, a provocative launch neighboring governments believe could be a cover for a missile test.

U.S. and Japanese officials have suggested they could shoot down a North Korean missile if necessary, further incensing Pyongyang.

"Shooting our satellite for peaceful purposes will precisely mean a war," the general staff of the North's military said in a statement carried Monday by the official Korean Central News Agency.

Any interception will draw "a just retaliatory strike operation not only against all the interceptor means involved but against the strongholds" of the U.S., Japan and South Korea, it said.

The North ordered military personnel "fully combat ready" for war, KCNA said in a separate dispatch.

South Korea's Defense Ministry spokesman Won Tae-jae downplayed the threats as "rhetoric" but said the country's military was ready to deal with any contingencies.



Hundreds halted at border after NKorea cuts phone lines (S Koreans also stranded inside NK)

SEOUL

AFP

More than 700 South Koreans were blocked from travelling to a joint industrial complex in North Korea on Monday after Pyongyang cut its last communication channel with Seoul, officials said.

Seoul's unification ministry said 726 people were unable to travel to the Kaesong complex just north of the border.

The North said early Monday that it would cut off military phone lines with the South, the last remaining communications channel, in protest at a joint US-South Korean military exercise which started Monday.

It ordered its 1.2-million-member military to be fully combat-ready, saying the joint exercise was aimed at launching a "second Korean War."
"As an immediate measure we will enforce a more strict military control and cut off the north-south military communications," a military spokesman said.
"It is nonsensical to maintain a normal communications channel at a time when the South Korean puppets are getting frantic with the above-said war exercises, levelling guns at fellow countrymen in league with foreign forces."
South Koreans cannot cross the border without approval by North Korea through the military communications lines.
The unification ministry said the 726 includes those working in the complex and civilian groups trying to visit Kaesong for other purposes. It said truck traffic was also halted.


Japan urges N. Korean restraint over 'satellite' launch threats

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TOKYO,

Kyodo

Tokyo is urging Pyongyang to exercise restraint in issuing threats of retaliation against countries attempting to intercept what the North calls a satellite and what other countries suspect may be a missile, Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura said Monday. The launch would be a "violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. We are urging North Korea to exercise restraint as what it is going to do will undermine regional stability," Kawamura told a news conference.

North Korea warned Monday that any move to intercept what it calls a satellite launch would result in a counterstrike against the countries, such as Japan, the United States and South Korea, trying to stop it.

Kawamura stressed that Japan's Defense Ministry and Self-Defense Forces have a responsibility to protect the country's security and it is constantly collecting information and making preparations, although he did not say they are especially tightening their security at this time.

Japan, South Korea and the United States have said that even if Pyongyang launches a satellite, it would violate existing U.N. Security Council resolutions.




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

Maybe North Korea is the trojan horse for China, Iran, Hamas, et al. The want to see how the new “Dear Leader” responds.

Obama is calling Hillary to ask her “What would BILL do ?”


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Ann Coulter Clobbers Keith Olbermann



Ann Coulter Clobbers Keith's Cornell Claims


Fellow Cornellians Ann Coulter and Keith Olbermann Get in College Catfight

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The thing about Ann Coulter is, she'll make you laugh even as what she's saying appalls you. Her column yesterday was an excellent example. She attacked liberal MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann over his habit of playing "gotcha!" clips when politicians (usually Republicans) misspeak, arguing that the point is only to make Olbermann himself look smart. Then she goes into uncharted territory: Coulter, a graduate of Cornell, attacks Olbermann, a fellow graduate, for bragging about his education.

See, Ann went to the College of Arts and Sciences, the part of the university that is part of the Ivy League. Keith went to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, which is technically a state school. It's a dichotomy that Cornellians the world around are keenly aware of, but rarely use against one another.

"If you've ever watched any three nights of his show, you know that Olbermann went to Cornell. But he always forgets to mention that he went to the school that offers classes in milking and bovine management. Indeed, Keith is constantly lying about his nonexistent "Ivy League" education, boasting to Playboy magazine, for example: "My Ivy League education taught me how to cut corners, skim books and take an idea and write 15 pages on it, and also how to work all day at the Cornell radio station and never actually go to class." Except Keith didn't go to the Ivy League Cornell; he went to the Old MacDonald Cornell. The real Cornell, the School of Arts and Sciences (average SAT: 1,325; acceptance rate: 1 in 6 applicants), is the only Ivy League school at Cornell and the only one that grants a Bachelor of Arts degree. Keith went to an affiliated state college at Cornell, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (average SAT: about that of pulling guards at the University of South Carolina; acceptance rate: 1 of every 1.01 applicants). Olbermann's incessant lying about having an "Ivy League education" when he went to the non-Ivy League ag school at Cornell would be like a graduate of the Yale locksmithing school boasting about being a "Yale man."

For some reason this feels like it crosses a line. Not like calling John Edwards a "faggot" or accusing the September 11 widows of "enjoying their husbands' deaths," but a line nonetheless. (She did make us laugh with her lines: "Most people who majored in 'communications' at an ag school don't act like Marshall Scholars" and "'Communications' is a major, along with 'recreation science,' most commonly associated with linemen at USC. But at least the linemen can throw a football, which Keith cannot because his mother decided he was not physically robust enough to play outdoors as a child.")

Olbermann, of course, was quick to respond. He told TVNewser:

"Poor Annie has completely lost it. Cornell diplomas don't make any reference to individual college or major. They're Cornell diplomas. Mine looks exactly like hers, only if she was an out-of-stater she probably paid 8-10 times what I did for mine. And the premise of the University is that anybody can take almost any course. Nearly half of mine were in "her" Arts College. And this is the first time since I went there in 1975 that I've ever seen a Cornellian rag on all the other colleges. It's a long way to go just to rationalize Limbaugh not knowing the Constitution from the Declaration of Independence."

Hmmm. We have to say, this one victory goes to Ann. Keith's response definitely wasn't as funny, and he kind of lost us at "poor Annie."


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

When she focuses and applies her humor and intellect to a subject and carefully researches and explains, she is like a sub commander firing off torpedoes until her target is listing...then she fires off some more.

I remember when Keith Olbermann did the sports on channel 5 in L.A.. He was so bad that one day he disappeared from the airwaves and was replaced.

I don't watch Olbermann, but I do hear about his rants later on. Remember when Laura Ingraham too told him off . She was great as well when she told him off! Olbermann,s rants about Bush, that Iran is not our enemy, that our troops are killing innocent people, so many to name, it jsut makes me smile when I hear that Ann Coulter has laid into him!!! Good one for Ann Coulter.

Look at this where Keith Olbermann does his rant about Sarah Palin.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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Checking In With Our Troops



Army Spc. Jose DeLeon displays his American pride as he mans a .50 caliber machine gun, on a UH-60 Black Hawk, during a mission in Afghanistan. DeLeon is attached to Company G with the 7th Battalion, 101st Airborne Division stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky.


New Roads to Open Up Eastern Afghanistan Province

Semi-trucks hauling goods to eastern Afghanistan travel along the narrow and dangerous "K-G Pass" that works its way through steep mountains and connects the Khowst and Paktia provinces.

A $100 million, 62-mile improved road, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is slated to start construction through the pass this summer.

Many of the locals have never seen a road come to their village. Most use dry "wadis," or creek beds, to traverse the rugged landscape. The roads are, PRT leaders said, a dream come true. Many locals are so eager, they are willing to allow the walls of their "qalats," which are mud and straw fortresses, to be torn down to make room for the roads, Kreuzberger said.

Also opening up the province, a $100 million, 62-mile road is being built from nearby Khowst City to Gardez City, linking the Khowst and Paktia provinces. Work has started at both ends. But before it is finished, it must cut through the treacherous "K-G Pass," a narrow road that winds along the steep mountainside at elevations above 7,000 feet.

Making it more difficult, the road is hotly contested by insurgent fighters who don't want the link between the two provinces.

The road projects serve a dual benefit, Kreuzberger said. They develop the infrastructure, but also put local people to work boosting the local economies and helping with security.

"We're paying them instead of the Taliban paying them," Kreuzberger said.

Speed is of the essence for the road projects. Locals become skeptical if they hear a road is coming, but no work starts. They are not patient with large road projects that can take a couple of years from conception to completion.

"One thing we've found in this culture is there is no tomorrow. They live for today," Kreuzberger said. "And if they don't see something happening, then they don't think it's happening."

Improved roads also bring a safety benefit. Paved roads make it more difficult to emplace bombs, Kreuzberger said.

Right now, locals who drive the "jingle trucks," -- highly decorated semitrucks full of goods -- risk their lives and loads as they travel the rough highways. They are heavy enough to set off the pressure-plate activated bombs, popular in the region.

"Improvised explosive devices don't discriminate," Kreuzberger said.

The road crews and their equipment often are targets of enemy fighters. Building a road takes expensive equipment that is costly to fuel and hard to protect. Many contractors build security into the contracts as they bid on the work.

The insurgency has a vested interest in stopping the development, Kreuzberger said.

"You keep locals back in the stone ages and they don't know any better," he said of the insurgent grip on many remote villages. "If you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose."



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

This story about the road in the mountains that connects the Khowst and Paktia provinces made me think of the road QL 9 from Khe Sanh to Dong Ha in Vietnam. Not that I am comparing the two, just something about it made me think of QL9.


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Professor Called Police After Student Presentation



Indoctrinate U
Our Education. Their Politics. Documentary filmmaker Evan Coyne Maloney investigates political censorship at colleges and universities in the United States. Watch how "free speech" Liberals censor speech at US Colleges.




Professor Called Police After Student Presentation

The Recorder Online

For CCSU student John Wahlberg, a class presentation on campus violence turned into a confrontation with the campus police due to a complaint by the professor.

On October 3, 2008, Wahlberg and two other classmates prepared to give an oral presentation for a Communication 140 class that was required to discuss a “relevant issue in the media”. Wahlberg and his group chose to discuss school violence due to recent events such as the Virginia Tech shootings that occurred in 2007.

Shortly after his professor, Paula Anderson, filed a complaint with the CCSU Police against her student. During the presentation Wahlberg made the point that if students were permitted to conceal carry guns on campus, the violence could have been stopped earlier in many of these cases. He also touched on the controversial idea of free gun zones on college campuses.

That night at work, Wahlberg received a message stating that the campus police “requested his presence”. Upon entering the police station, the officers began to list off firearms that were registered under his name, and questioned him about where he kept them.

They told Wahlberg that they had received a complaint from his professor that his presentation was making students feel “scared and uncomfortable”.
“I was a bit nervous when I walked into the police station,” Wahlberg said, “but I felt a general sense of disbelief once the officer actually began to list the firearms registered in my name. I was never worried however, because as a law-abiding gun owner, I have a thorough understanding of state gun laws as well as unwavering safety practices.”

Professor Anderson refused to comment directly on the situation and deferred further comment.

“It is also my responsibility as a teacher to protect the well being of our students, and the campus community at all times,” she wrote in a statement submitted to The Recorder. “As such, when deemed necessary because of any perceived risks, I seek guidance and consultation from the Chair of my Department, the Dean and any relevant University officials.”

Wahlberg believes that her complaint was filed without good reason.

“I don’t think that Professor Anderson was justified in calling the CCSU police over a clearly nonthreatening matter. Although the topic of discussion may have made a few individuals uncomfortable, there was no need to label me as a threat,” Wahlberg said in response. “The actions of Professor Anderson made me so uncomfortable, that I didn’t attend several classes. The only appropriate action taken by the Professor was to excuse my absences.”

The university police were unavailable for comment.

“If you can’t talk about the Second Amendment, what happened to the First Amendment?” asked Sara Adler, president of the Riflery and Marksmanship club on campus. “After all, a university campus is a place for the free and open exchange of ideas.”



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

If the topic had have been womans right to kill unborn babies he would have gotten extra credit.

Sara Adler, president of the Riflery and Marksmanship club on campus. “After all, a university campus is a place for the free and open exchange of ideas.”

LMAO that has no the case since when, since the hippies took over and now we have Bill Ayers teaching and all the others that think like he does.

Sara go to college in Texas, NOT Connecticutt!

“If you can’t talk about the Second Amendment, what happened to the First Amendment?” asked Sara Adler

A great quote !


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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Hussein Mortgage Bailouts



Obama Bails Out Rich, Irresponsible People With LOW Mortgage Payments

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by Hans Bader

Yesterday, I wrote about how high-income people with $700,000 homes, who are in no danger of becoming homeless, would benefit from the Obama Administration’s massive taxpayer-financed mortgage-bailout plan, and how it would harm the economy in the long-run.

But now, it has become clear that I massively understated the case. The bailout would reduce borrowers’ payments to far below what many borrowers have long paid, with no difficulty whatsoever — reducing the payments of some to 15 or 20 percent of their income! In some regions of the country, much of the population will be eligible for a bailout.

As the New York Times explains, “To qualify, your monthly housing payment needs to exceed more than 31 percent of your gross monthly income (that means before any payroll deductions are made). Keep in mind that your “payment” includes more than just your mortgage’s principal and interest. It also includes real estate taxes” and other charges.

So if you pay 16 percent of your income in mortgage payments, and another 16 percent in real estate taxes, and the total adds up to just over 31 percent, you can have your mortgage payments cut under the bailout!

At the time I took out my mortgage in 2004, my combined mortgage and real estate tax payments were over 40 percent of my income (32 percent mortgage, 8 percent property tax). I had no difficulty paying that, since I was thrifty. But people who pay far less of their income than I did will receive a bailout, provided they didn’t save any money (other than in their retirement plan). Why? Because if they have no non-retirement savings, they can claim (as is sufficient to qualify for the bailout) that they “do not have enough liquid assets to pay [their] mortgage at its existing level. [Their] retirement assets are not included in that equation.”

All of this unfairness might be tolerable if the plan had any hope of spurring an economic recovery. But it doesn’t. The stock markets have fallen like a stone since the Obama Administration pushed through its bailout and stimulus packages. And investors are spooked, as Stanford University economist Michael Boskin notes in his Wall Street Journal column, “Obama’s Radicalism Is Killing the Dow.”

Undeserving high-income households will benefit.

“Homeowners with loans as large as $729,750 could see their interest rates temporarily cut to as low as 2 percent under the program,” and in some cases, have their mortgage balances reduced, according to yesterday’s Washington Post.

Thus, American taxpayers — including low-income renters — will subsidize the affluent. The American public opposes mortgage bailouts, which are likely to impede economic recovery.

Bailouts and stimulus plans actually shrink the economy in the long run, while exploding government debt, as happened in Japan in the 1990s. Even the Congressional Budget Office admits that the $800 billion stimulus package signed by President Obama will slightly reduce the economy’s size in the long-run, although it claims it will increase the economy modestly in the short run (i.e., by the next election).

As one commentator notes, “In less than 50 days, Obama has spent more than three times the cost of the entire Iraq War so far. This year, he will more than triple the largest deficit of the Bush era.” His policies have not reassured international investors, either. Obama’s fiscal policies have been described as a “$4 Trillion Poker Game” in the London Times.



Wild Thing's comment......

Lefties are in control and the Lefties want to turn America into a socialist country.

The article points out that helping all these people is not going to stimulate the economy and I agree. I remember seeing on TV tons of ads telling people how they could make tons of money by buying houses with no money down or something and then they had these people giving their testimonials about it. How wonderful it is and how they did not work anymore just did what some video tapes or books showed them how to do. These were those stupid info. commercials that I can't stand and never listen to all the way.

I have been thinking that maybe a lot of these people that are in trouble are a lot of those that did this I mentioned and now can't sell their properties they are stuck with. Just an idea, but my gosh, if that is the case this is even worse then we knew before because this was something that no one should help them out with. It was a bad investment on their part and why should we that work hard have to pay off their debts.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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'Barbaric' Enemy Actions in Afghanistan


Afghans shout slogans against the U.S. and Afghan governments as the green banner on the vehicle says' Allah is great' and the black banner says 'down with America' during a demonstration in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Ningarhar province,, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, March 2, 2009




U.S. Commander Decries 'Barbaric' Enemy Actions in Afghanistan

Story by Gerry Gilmore

Insurgents in Afghanistan employ intimidation and barbaric acts in attempts to cow Afghan civilians to submit to their will or stay nonaligned in the struggle for the country, a senior U.S. military officer posted in Afghanistan said today.
For example, insurgents routinely place threatening letters onto the exteriors of schools and government buildings during the night, Army Col. John P. Johnson, commander of Combined Task Force Currahee, told Pentagon reporters during a satellite-carried news conference.

Johnson's task force, centered on the 506th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team, from Fort Campbell, Ky., has been in Afghanistan nearly a year. His headquarters is at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khowst province. The command covers an area about the size of Maryland and is responsible for activities in Paktia and Paktika provinces, as well.

Insurgents in his area "act in a ruthless and barbaric manner," Johnson said. During a recent incident in eastern Paktika province, he recalled, insurgents murdered three tribal elders after they'd attended a meeting with Afghan and coalition officials.
The insurgents showed up several days later and "essentially decapitated" the three elders, Johnson said, and then burned their bodies atop a pile of coalition-provided humanitarian goods that was set afire.
"It just demonstrates the viciousness, ruthlessness, a lack of humanity that [the insurgents] can use to intimidate a population," Johnson said. "This is a country that very much is run in large sense by the rumors that are generated through the population."
News or rumors of insurgent outrages travel to cities and villages, Johnson said.
"So, it's a very strong and ruthless form of intimidation" that's practiced by the insurgents, Johnson said.
"They don't just make idle threats, they actually carry them out in a barbaric fashion," the colonel said.
Insurgent violence has made some villagers afraid to cooperate with Afghan and coalition officials, Johnson said.
However, he said, increased voter registration in his area of operations indicates how Afghan civilians "really stand in terms of wanting to preserve a right to vote [and] for some representative system that can provide a better way ahead."
Meanwhile, U.S., coalition and Afghan authorities are working together to confront insurgent propaganda, intimidation and violence, Johnson said.
"We certainly maximize the utility of the airwaves," Johnson said. "Radio is very much a strong form of communication that we use. The enemy also uses it in a much lesser form."
Afghan government and security leaders "get on these radios and they talk directly to the people," Johnson explained. The biggest task for the Afghan's anti-insurgent information program, he said, seems to be finding a cohesive message that resonates from the national to local levels of Afghan society.
"We continue to work on that. We continue to improve oral communication with our Afghan partners," Johnson said. "But, that's critical, I think, to get that message right, from the village all the way up to the national level."

Afghan security forces are stepping up to confront the insurgents, Johnson said. He praised the contributions of the Afghan army's 203rd Corps, which he said has developed the ability to plan and conduct simultaneous and nearly independent brigade-sized operations in the past year.

"What threatens the enemy the most this year is the increased capability and capacity of the Afghan national security forces," Johnson said. The Afghan army, he said, is "the backbone of this effort" and is making a difference in the anti-insurgent campaign.

Johnson's command is a mountainous region that's part of the U.S.-led Regional Command-East. His task force once had responsibility for six Afghan provinces. All three of the provinces now under Johnson's purview are along the Pakistan border.

A Polish task force took over responsibility for Ghazni province in November, Johnson said, while an infantry brigade combat team from the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division has overseen activities in Lowgar and Wardak provinces since last month.

Most enemy fighters in his area, Johnson said, are not native Afghans, but rather foreigners that cross over from Pakistan. Enemy attacks have increased in his sector by about 20 percent from a year ago, he estimated.

"We do not see platoons [of insurgents] drawn from the local population to conduct major attacks," Johnson said. "To me, this reflects a lack of willingness within the population to actively support the enemy's efforts and the importance of external support for them to achieve their goals."
The presence of foreign fighters in Afghanistan highlights the importance of improving security along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Johnson said.
"Our effort to build up the Afghan border police is essential to our success here," Johnson said.
Reconstruction and humanitarian efforts continue throughout his sector, Johnson said, citing the ongoing construction of the Khowst-to-Gardez highway. When completed, the road will connect Khowst to the interior of Afghanistan and bring "much-needed services and security to a very important population," he said.
Meanwhile, Johnson said, it's imperative to "improve our ability to properly communicate the true nature of this enemy to a population bombarded by a relatively effective [enemy] propaganda campaign, and more importantly, an intimidation campaign."



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

For example, insurgents routinely place threatening letters onto the exteriors of schools and government buildings during the night,

I bet our snipers with night scopes are going after these people. But let's not tell Obama, he would not like it if his "moderate" Taliban were being killed. sheesh I can't believe he even had that thought enter his brain. OH wait it is HIS brain so yes, it would think like that, from one Muslim with a friend that is a terrorist ( Bill Ayers) to another terrorist in Afghanistan.


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March 08, 2009

White House Nightlife Under Investigation



White House nightlife under investigation

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By Bob Unruh

'This party atmosphere sends the wrong message'

An organization that serves as a watchdog on the U.S. government for American taxpayers has launched a campaign to uncover exactly how much tax money is being spent on parties at the Obama White House.

The president has shown a penchant for lavish galas, such as the huge assembly orchestrated in Denver when he accepted his party's nomination for president – an outdoor gathering for some 75,000 featuring a stage with Greek columns. He also held a multimillion-dollar victory celebration in Chicago, and his fancy inauguration cost an estimated $170 million, according to ABC News.

Now, Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, told WND today he's seeking information about the partying in the White House since the Obamas moved in.

Klayman said the reports of the partying at the White House, "with the likes of Steve Wonder and other high priced entertainment stars," will be the focus of document requests being submitted to the General Services Administration. The requests will seek to determine how much taxpayer money is being used.

"Barack and Michelle Obama have been throwing taxpayer funded parties nearly every night with their 'friends' and supporters, with Michelle Obama even exhorting them not to 'break' White House property," Klayman's announcement said.
"This party atmosphere sends the wrong message to the American people. As the Obama-Clinton crowd party on, the American people are suffering greatly," Klayman said.
"It was right to criticize corporate execs for using taxpayer bailout money on bonuses and corporate junkets. In the face of this criticism, it is an outrage for Barack and Michelle Obama to party on, as Rome burns. It's like throwing a party at a funeral," he said.

According to a report by the news and commentary website Politico, many of the parties have been just that – parties, not political and government meetings.

"Using one of the world’s most famous private residences as bait, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are unleashing a bipartisan charm offensive and exploiting every square inch of their new home to make friends and influence rivals. The social calendar suggests a return to the days of Camelot," the report said.
"Since moving into their new digs, the first couple has hosted a half-dozen gatherings – from bipartisan cocktail receptions to a public open house to the more intimate Super Bowl party ... ending many of their days past midnight," the report said.
"Most recently … the Obamas opened the White House doors to House caucus leaders from the moderate Blue Dog Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus. White House aides say the couple hopes to make the Wednesday cocktail parties a tradition."

The report quoted White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers saying the Obamas want to "replicate the same kind of environment they had in Chicago."

"If there was a party or an event in Chicago, they were there," the report quoted "a friend" saying.

But is anything of government value accomplished?

"You would have felt like a fool talking about politics at this party," said Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., said after one major event. "I was surprised how much of a social event it was and how little of a political occasion it was."

Insiders said in the report that the Obama social schedule is busier than any other previous occupants of the White House.

"We haven't seen this kind of entertaining in a really long time," Dee Dee Myers, former White House press secretary to Bill Clinton, said in the report.



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

The FREAKS get their FREAK ON at our FREAKING expense.

The United States White House - The Obama Administration’s version of MTV Cribs.

He is so far disconnected from real Americans as you could get. It is all about him and his place in history. Never mind the innocent people suffering because of his evil, narcissistic ways.

Normally I wouldn’t care. But it’s different now that we have some would-be Mugabe in the WH partying hearty after criticizing corporate executives and private individuals for having business events (which Obama's events certainly are not) and thereby causing a disaster to the hotel and restaurant industry.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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" Men Like My Son" a Tribute to Our U.S. Military



ORIGINAL music of Mary White's new release "Men Like My Son" that pays tribute to all men and women of the US military serving today and throughout history.




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

What a fantastic, moving video. I love it, the music, photos all of it , and I am so glad it takes in our Warriors, our military throughout history, that really is wonderful.



.....Thank you Lynn for sending this to me.



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In Country As NFL Players Visit Troops




Will Witherspoon, Danny Clark, Jared Allen and Larry Fitzgerald started their week-long tour in Kuwait.

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Touchdown "Welcome to Kuwait" flashed the neon lights as we exited Kuwait International Airport. And with that, the 43rd annual NFL-USO tour had finally begun.

Will Witherspoon is a self-described "Air Force Brat." His dad served 20 years in the Air Force, stationed at various bases across the country and around the globe. Will spent eight years of his childhood living in Germany when his father was stationed there and speaks fluent German.

Danny Clark of the Giants has two twin brothers. They will soon turn 24. Danny's brother Joshua, who is a Marine, will deploy in April for his third tour in Iraq. Danny's other brother, Jason, is in the Air Force. He recently reenlisted after having served a tour in Afghanistan and he is currently doing a one-year tour in Korea. Danny spent the day before departing for the USO tour with his brother Joshua, listening to all of his war stories and making sure to pay particular attention to Joshua's list of dos and don'ts while overseas.

Jared Allen's military roots run deep as well. His grandfather, Ray Allen, was a Marine for 23 years, rising from the rank of private to captain and serving in World War II. Jared's uncle just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq where he served as a medic. And perhaps closest to home for Jared, his younger brother Ronald Allen, Jr. recently enlisted in the Marine Corps. He is currently in boot camp at Camp Pendleton in California. Jared told me that "the only reason I'm not a Marine is because I could play football. Same with my dad -- he played football rather than becoming a Marine. But my brother decided to quit football in order to serve."

Larry Fitzgerald. The fourth and final player on this year's tour is Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals. Larry’s grandfather was a Lieutenant in the Army who won a purple heart for his service in Korea. In addition, his aunt and uncle, Paul and Sam Jones, are both Lieutenant Colonels in the Army. Larry even received a military-style education when he attended Valley Forge (Pa.) Military Academy for one year after high school. Larry's commitment to the troops, as with the other players, runs deep. One of his goals for the trip is to make sure that our men and women overseas know that "we haven't forgotten about them back home."



Day Two

Our first stop on day two was Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, which is the largest military base in the Middle East. It serves as a major staging point for all troops and supplies going into Iraq for OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) as well as many supplies going into Afghanistan for OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom). Arifjan is a small town in itself -- up to 8,000 troops are on the base at any time and over 57,000 troops pass through it per year. It is also a lucrative "town" for the U.S. Kuwait pays our government $500 million per year to maintain a military presence at Arifjan and at other locations in the country to deter potential enemies from invading the oil-rich nation.

At Arifjan, we first visited and received a briefing from Lieutenant Colonel Luis Jones, the chief of staff on the base and one of the most honest and generous officers around.

Running a bit late on our schedule, our group opted to skip lunch and go directly to a pre-arranged meet-and-greet at the Arifjan Zone 1 MWR (morale, welfare, and recreation) Center.

Adrenaline rush
After receiving a briefing about KNB, the players were able to get a ride on one of the Navy's smaller, quick strike boats. This vessel, a 34-foot CR-Sea Ark with a special jet motor, was captained by E5 Rob Kohl, a Broncos fan from Los Angeles. E5 Kohl first gently piloted the boat out of the harbor for us and then revved up the engine to perform a few training tactics which included accelerating the boat to top speed (40 knots) and making sharp turns in either direction. E5 Kohl also gave the players a chance to pilot the boat, an opportunity that Will Witherspoon and Jared Allen jumped at. Jared was a natural in the cockpit right away, and Will only needed a few tries to figure out how to maneuver the vessel.

Our group signed autographs and took pictures with the entire crew and dock staff before departing. The boat ride was a definite highlight of the day.

From the dock it was over to the DFAC (dining facility) for a quick dinner and then off to our evening meet and greet. Dinner tonight was the group's first meal at a DFAC.

The day ended with a meet and greet at Camp Patriot . The evening started with autographs and photos but ended with our players throwing long passes to troops.

These sort of unscripted interactions are really what the USO tours are all about. The NFL recognizes that our games provide a great deal of entertainment and diversion for troops during the season. Srg. Christopher Cleighorn said of Camp Arifjan earlier today, "Football is how we get through the fall and winter. It's how we relax and have fun. When the games come on, it's how we mark that another week has passed."

Our USO tours during the offseason attempt to serve as a personal extension of that, but I think our troops on the frontline know that we support them throughout the year and that we'll be there to support them until the mission is done.




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New York Giants LB Danny Clark wrote his own blog post about the trip so far, and explains why teamwork in the desert means so much more than on the gridiron

This trip is truly humbling. To see how many people it takes to make this machine work is truly astonishing. Lt. Colonel Jones spoke of “18,000 points of failure,” meaning there are over 18,000 troops in Kuwait at one time working together as one. You need every man and woman to get their job done at any cost.
We often draw many parallels in the game of football to the military and war mentality. While there are similarities, the difference can be fatal. If a running back misses a guy in pass protection, the worst thing that can happen is your QB gets blindsided for a 7-yard loss. If a pilot forgets to lock the hull of his vessel or a member of an infantry squad fails to do his job, every member of the team can lose their life. It’s amazing to see kids just 19 or 20 years old pay painstaking attention to detail.
At Camp Arifjan, we came in contact with more than 2,000 soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen. Whether it was signing autographs, taking pictures, shaking hands or even giving hugs, it was truly exhilarating for me at the rest of the guys. We also had an opportunity to have some fun by going out on a 34-foot Naval speedboat. Jared Allen jumped behind the wheel and performed some big donuts port side as well as starboard. Will Witherspoon (nicknamed Chestnut) took a turn next and did an impressive job behind the wheel.
Now today we just landed in Iraq, and I’m excited as ever. My brothers have touched this soil in the last few years, and I’m anxious to see how they lived. We all come from the same household, but we’ve had different experiences so far. I look to uplift every serviceman or woman I can and express my sincere gratitude for what they are doing for us back at home. Talk to you soon~ Danny Clark



Standing behind two Marines, NFL stars Danny Clark, Jared Allen, Will Witherspoon and Larry Fitzgerald donned Kevlar vests for the second leg of their trip to the Persian Gulf.






Flying from one camp to another was done aboard the US Marine Corp V-22 aircraft that incorporates the best features of a heavy lift helicopter and by rotating the props - the best features and speed of a fixed wing aircraft.


Up in the cockpit of the C-130J, are Danny Clark - Linebacker New York Giants and Will Witherspoon - Linebacker St. Louis Rams, to see what it takes to fly and navigate these workhorses of air cargo.


The U.S. Navy demonstrates the high manueverability of their jet-drive patrol boat as NFL players (L-R) Danny Clark, Jared Allen, Larry Fitzgerald and Will Witherspoon look on and wave Mar. 5, 2009.


shown here in body armor, and the Air Force flight crew, as they prepare to fly into the combat zone on a new C-130J (USAF)


Catching a ride in a C-130 is not like travel in a commercial aircraft - with web and canvas seats to make the long trips



L to R) NFL players Will Witherspoon, Larry Fitzgerald, Jared Allen and Danny Clark visit SFC Letizia Payne of Landover, MD, as she receives care at an EMF Hospital in the Persian Gulf Mar. 5, 2009. A staple in USO entertainment, the NFL teamed up with the USO more than 40 years ago and has continued its long-standing tradition of bringing celebrity sports figures to service members year-round. (Photo by Dave Gatley/USO)



L-R) Jared Allen - Defensive End Minnesota Vikings; Larry Fitzgerald - Wide Receiver Arizona Cardinals; Danny Clark - Linebacker New York Giants; Will Witherspoon - Linebacker St. Louis Rams all making the "Gunfighter's Solute" as they pose for photos with US Navy Corpsman Jose(which is copied from the their symbolized pair of striking Cobra snakes on their unit patches (the air crew fly the USMC Cobra helicopters (AH-1W)). (Photo by Dave Gatley/USO)


Posing for photos alongside a U.S. Navy patrol boat crew are (L-R) St. Louis Rams linebacker Will Witherspoon, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, New York Giants linebacker Danny Clark and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald Mar. 5, 2009



USO Tour blog: Planes, helicopters and automobiles

The NFL is continuing this March its legacy of more than 40 years of sending players overseas to visit with U.S. military troops. The NFL's Director of Community Affairs, David Krichavsky, is accompanying four NFL players -- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, New York Giants linebacker Danny Clark, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and St. Louis Rams linebacker Will Witherspoon -- on a week-long tour to U.S. military bases in Iraq and Kuwait.

Following is Krichavsky's Day 3 blog:

Day 3 of the NFL-USO Tour began with a 5:30 a.m. wakeup call, as our goal was to travel from Kuwait to Iraq and still have a full day with the troops in-country. We accomplished our mission and then some, but more on that to follow.

After a short ride to a military airbase outside Kuwait City, our group was fitted with body armor. Fortunately, the military makes XXL Kevlar vests that fit the players. We then headed to the flight line to board a C130 airplane to Iraq. At the flight line, the players signed autographs and took pictures with the crew before boarding the plane. Jared Allen found himself in a conversation with Cpl. Matt Van Ens (Call sign: Cashmere) of Lowell, Mich., a Detroit Lions fan, and Cpl. Steven Glenn (Call sign: Most Def) of Brooklyn Center, Minn., a fan of Allen's Minnesota Vikings. The three were soon discussing the now-infamous play from a Lions-Vikings game this past season when an Allen pass rush helped cause Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky to run out the back of the end zone. Van Ens, the Lions fan, continues to have faith in his hometown team.

The players had been briefed regarding the C130, but they didn't fully grasp what it is like to ride in one until they entered the plane and were airborne. First, flying a C130 is loud. The four propellers cause a constant drone; it is for this reason that the crew hands you earplugs upon boarding. Riding in a C130 isn't particularly comfortable. The "seats" are vinyl benches that are suspended from the side walls of the plane. Nevertheless, the C130 has remained the workhorse of the U.S. Military for 50 years, transporting troops and supplies wherever they are needed.

After getting settled, Larry jokingly asked Staff Sgt. Rob Hurley, one of the very hospitable crew members, about the in-flight food and beverage service, adding that he would prefer the beef entrée to the fish option. Staff Sgt. Hurley was up to the challenge, though. He came back with a handful of MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) ranging from beef and broccoli to chicken pot pie to vegetable lasagna. Larry passed on the MRE, but Jared (as always) was game.

Following the direction on the MRE package, Jared added water to the entrée and waited a few minutes for the dehydrated food to constitute itself. Soon thereafter, Jared had a "breakfast" of Cajun rice, beans and sausage. "It's awesome!" Jared explained. "If I had these [MREs], when I was in college, I would have been all set. I'm going to grab a chicken and noodle one for my dad for later."

While Jared was enjoying the culinary delights of the U.S. military back in the hull of the C130, Danny Clark and Will Witherspoon had been invited to the cockpit to experience takeoff from the front of the plane. Will ended up staying in the cockpit for the entire 1½-hour flight. When I popped my head up there to check on him, I saw him sitting in the co-pilot's seat. When I asked him after we deplaned if he flew the plane at all, his response was "Can't tell you. I don't want to get anyone in trouble."

One thing I failed to mention about a C130 is that it is a painfully slow aircraft. Because our trip had us traveling the entire width of the country of Iraq, from the eastern border with Kuwait to our destination on the far western boarder with Syria and Jordan, we thankfully only took the C130 halfway to our destination. We made our "connecting flight" at Al Asad Airfield in central Iraq, just west of Baghdad. There, we picked up a CD Osprey Marine helicopter that zipped us to our destination, Camp Korean Village.

In the suburbs of nowhere
Camp Korean Village (CKV) is pretty close to the middle of nowhere. It sits at the far western edge of Iraq, at the country's three-point border with Syria and Jordan. In every direction you look from CKV, sand colors the horizon.

The one landmark at CKV is a major highway that cuts through the landscape. This highway is a very strategic thoroughfare because it serves as a major transportation route for commercial goods and sometimes arms and other black-market goods. In fact, the reason CKV got its name is because Saddam Hussein brought in indentured Korean workers early during his rule to work on the highway construction project. Those Korean workers lived in the same modest cement structures that now house our Marines.

Upon landing at CKV, our group was very graciously welcomed by the base command and escorted to lunch. The DFAC staff had reserved a large table for us in the center of the room, hung football pictures and figures from the ceiling, and designed an impressive model Lombardi Trophy as our table's centerpiece. The festive decorations were matched by the excellent chow (Mexican day: fajitas and tacos) that was declared our best DFAC food yet.

After lunch, we held a meet-and-greet for the 500 or so Marines on base. About 150 to 200 turned out to get an autograph and a photo with the players. This had to be almost every Marine who wasn't on patrol and was free to stop by and say hello. In fact, even the battalion chaplain, the inspirational Lt. Cmdr. Kobena Arthur, stopped by to thank Jared, Danny, Larry and Will for making the trip, and he offered a prayer for their safe travels. Even the chaplain, though, didn't leave before getting autographs and a photo with the players.

One final note on Camp Korean Village: The 2007 NFL-USO Tour actually visited this remote outpost with Tennessee Titans tight end Alge Crumpler, New England Patriots tight end Ben Watson, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shelton Quarles and former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Will Shields. I also was part of that tour, as was USO tour manager Jeff Anthony, who is with us again this year. Jeff -- a former Marine who is not only great at his job of managing the logistics and operation of this tour but also has a deep reservoir of knowledge that he is willing to share -- is a veteran of more than 50 USO tours, including at least four NFL tours.

Returning to CKV two years later and listening to the Marines' description of their jobs made it clear to Jeff and I how much progress the U.S. has made in this region of Iraq. Our Marines are no longer participating in combat missions in most of Anbar province. The work that the Marines are doing is primarily helping the Iraqis find "Iraqi solutions to Iraqi problems," as Maj. Byron Duke told me at CKV.

As an example, our Marines have helped the Iraqis develop local police forces, established school systems to help educate both boys and girls, worked on civil-engineering projects and helped establish government Web sites. When U.S. combat forces pull out of Iraq in August of 2010, as President Obama has indicated, these elements of civil society will be needed to support Iraq.

Morale, welfare and recreation
From Korean Village, it was back to the osprey helicopters for a wild ride back east to Camp Al Taqaddum (TQ). I'm not sure if the chopper was practicing training with us or trying to show us a good time, but the dips and twists on this flight brought both stomach discomfort and calls for more from the players.

We eventually landed at TQ (no air-sickness bags needed) and were escorted to the command center, where we met with Gen. Juan Ayala, the top-ranking officer on base. The players not only received traditional military coins from the general but also American flags that had previously been flown on the base. Our group reciprocated by giving the general a limited-edition Super Bowl XLIII game coin, a replica of the one that General Petraeus used before the game in Tampa, Fla. We also presented Gen. Ayala with an NFL football autographed by our four USO stars.

Our day ended at TQ with a meet-and-greet and the MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) center on base. After dinner, we saw a line of at least 100 people deep waiting for our players. By the end, this evening's session attracted well over 250 Marines, each one getting time to chat with the players, take pictures and just hang out.

As the last five or so Marines came through for autographs, I looked at Larry, Jared, Will and Danny -- still shaking hands, smiling and chatting away with the same enthusiasm as they had this morning. They had been up since 5:30 a.m. They were still jet-lagged. They had signed hundreds of autographs today and thousands in the past few days. They haven't said no to a single autograph request, and I feel like they have said hello to every single service member whom they have walked past. I couldn't be more proud of them. These guys have demonstrated over the past few days the commitment, dedication and passion for which the NFL stands.



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

Awesome! A big thank you to these football players and to the USO. And a tremendously HUGE thank you to our troops every second of every day!


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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Riot Against Jewish Tennis Player at Israel's Davis Cup Match in Malmo,Sweden





Sweden forced the Israeli Davis Cup tennis team to play in an empty stadium due to threats of violence by local radicals.

But that didn't stop them from attacking the stadium.

Thousands of protesters attacked police at the Davis Cup Match yesterday between Israel and Sweden.


UPI

Thousands of people demonstrated Saturday during Israel-Sweden Davis Cup play in Malmo, Sweden, to protest the invasion of Gaza.

Police estimated the crowd of protesters at 6,000, The Local reported. About 1,000 officers were on duty on the ground and in helicopters.

Most of those at the Stop the Match march were peaceful but police said some young people rushed the barricades and threw rocks with about five arrested, the BBC reported.

Sweden won doubles play Saturday, giving it a 2-1 lead over Israel.


Empty Arena for Israel's Davis Cup Tie in Sweden

(IsraelNN.com)

Following a vocal campaign against the Davis Cup tennis Match between Israel and Sweden, in protest at the situation in Gaza, Malmo City Council's sports and recreation committee decided on Wednesday that the match will be held behind closed doors.

The International Tennis Federation said in a statement that the decision by Malmo’s recreational committee was “very unfortunate” and “not in the long-term interests of the Davis Cup.” But it deferred to the local authority.


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

What a complete disgrace.

The Swedish politicians helped the anti-Israel protesters by keeping the tennis match behind closed doors.

NEVER give in to these people it will only make it worse the next time.


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Reaction To Obama and Why He Fumbled Brown Visit Because He’s in Over Hs Head



Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown

Telegraph.co.uk


Barack Obama's offhand approach to Gordon Brown's Washington visit last week came about because the president was facing exhaustion over America's economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been told.

Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.

British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a formal dinner, as has been customary. They concede that Obama aides seemed unfamiliar with the expectations that surround a major visit by a British prime minister.

But Washington figures with access to Mr Obama's inner circle explained the slight by saying that those high up in the administration have had little time to deal with international matters, let alone the diplomatic niceties of the special relationship.

Allies of Mr Obama say his weary appearance in the Oval Office with Mr Brown illustrates the strain he is now under, and the president's surprise at the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk.

A well-connected Washington figure, who is close to members of Mr Obama's inner circle, expressed concern that Mr Obama had failed so far to "even fake an interest in foreign policy".
A British official conceded that the furore surrounding the apparent snub to Mr Brown had come as a shock to the White House. "I think it's right to say that their focus is elsewhere, on domestic affairs. A number of our US interlocutors said they couldn't quite understand the British concerns and didn't get what that was all about."

They concede that the mood music of the event was at times strained.

Mr Obama rang Mr Brown as he flew home, in what many suspected was an attempt to make amends.

The real views of many in Obama administration were laid bare by a State Department official involved in planning the Brown visit, who reacted with fury when questioned by The Sunday Telegraph about why the event was so low-key.

The official dismissed any notion of the special relationship, saying: "There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn't expect special treatment." The apparent lack of attention to detail by the Obama administration is indicative of what many believe to be Mr Obama's determination to do too much too quickly.


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


We all knew he was not qualified, that Palin had TONS more experience to LEAD and be in charge then Obama ever will.

Obama has picked a team that is as brash, cold blooded, LOW class as he is. But of course why wouldn't he, he wants to be comfortable with this trashy people as one of his own.

They have the same disrespect for our country that Obama has and it shows in how they do their handling of traditional meetings that they can't even take 5 minutes to find out the proper way to do things. Change to them is let's do it our own way and the heck with what is proper, and Presidential. Too worried about their stupid Seals, and Logos and shit like that. Sorry but this kind of thing really disgusts me.

He is a POS but at least he could follow Presidential etiquette. hahahahaha

Maybe because of how I was brought up, that might be part of it, I am not sure. When a family has a lot of military people in it I think there is a certain amount of regiment that a person picks up. Things done a certain way, a place for everything, and no excuses for not finishing a job, traditions respected and carried on, all kinds of things. But things I picked up on and without even realizing it pretty much incorporated this kind of thing in my life. So things with something like the office of the President I expect protocol to be followed. And Obama has not done this. He seems by all observations from what he has done and how he has handled himself since 1/20/09, he bucks the system so to speak.

Anyway, this is just my take on it, and obviously there are more important things to be ticked off about like his kissing up to the PLO, and his latest of comments about his wanting to reach out to moderate ( ??!!!!???) elements of the Taliban And a hundred other things he has managed to mess with that are destroying our country.



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All This Government 'help' Destroy's The Future Of America!




'A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.-Thomas Jefferson.

There was a Chemistry professor at a large college. One day while the class was in the lab the Professor noticed one young man (an exchange student) who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.


The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist government.

In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked, ' Do you know how to catch wild pigs?'

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said this was no joke.

'You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they a re used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in The last side. The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.

Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how To forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening to America. The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, free medical, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms - just a little at a time.

One should always remember 'There is no such thing as a free Lunch! Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

Also, if you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to send this on to your friends.



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

The assumption is that the followers of Alinski believe that those of us who know better will not fight back.

We just do not have the people we elect that are in place now that have the guts to do it.

We probably have one more chance to fix this...After November 2010, when we can regain some seats, if we do not make a big enough statement, 2012 will come back and bite us...2012 regardless of that outcome, will be a mandate for a change we cannot survive.


Saul Alinsky on "Change"...
From Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing:

"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution."


Another quote this one by Jefferson:

"When government ... shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated." -Thomas Jefferson


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:44 AM | Comments (4)


Dick Armey:" Rush Limbaugh Is Right About Obama"




Dick Armey: Rush Limbaugh Is Right About Obama

Dick Armey at Freedom Works

newsmax

By: David A. Patten

Former House Majority leader Dick Armey told Newsmax in an exclusive interview Friday that he joins talk radio host Rush Limbaugh in hoping that President Obama’s efforts to impose a "nanny state" agenda on America will fail.

Asked if he agreed with Limbaugh’s controversial sentiments, Armey replied, "Well sure. I mean, who wants to see America [imitate] so many other nations that have gone down this primrose path of thinking government can be the nanny state and provider of all things?"

In fact, Armey said, "a great many Americans" agree with Limbaugh. But he went on to say that Limbaugh should have been "more circumspect and more judicious" in his choice of words, to avoid being misconstrued.
“A quick translation is: 'Rush says he wants the president to fail - Rush hates America,'" explained Armey, who was a chief architect of the Contract with America. "My only comment on Rush is, 'Rush, you know the rules of the game of political discourse well enough to have not walked yourself into that trap.' And by some inference, not to have walked some of us into that trap with him."

The 18-year House veteran also took strong exception to the anti-Limbaugh media campaign orchestrated in recent weeks out of the West Wing of the White House by Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Pundits have generally viewed that as a calculated effort to hurt Republican prospects with swing voters.

“Let’s say you’re the average American citizen," Armey told Newsmax. "The guy’s president of the United States. You’d say, 'I bet the guy has some real serious work to do.' But his chief of staff is what, operating as a political hack?

Ronald Reagan did not let the political hacks in the White House. His point was very simple: ‘We’ve got serious work to do. People in this country who are good people have trusted us, and I’m not sitting here listening to a bunch of politics, let’s talk about policies.'"

For Obama to govern effectively on behalf of the people, Armey said, he needs to tell his staff: "'We don’t do politics here. This is where we do the nation’s work.’ And get the political hacks out of there. Bush had too many political hacks in the White House, and certainly Clinton politicized everything."
Armey tells Newsmax that he doesn’t expect that to happen because of what he calls two of the cardinal rules of politics: "Democrats perpetrate, and Democrats get away with it."
"So what you will see," Armey predicted, "is this president, to a greater degree and to a more harmful degree than the Clinton presidency, using the White House and the executive branch of government as a political instrument on behalf of his party. It will start with the next Census. It's already started. And the orthodox press will simply let them get away with it. They will broker no criticism of the man. It’s a fascinating thing."

Armey held out hope, however, that Republicans could return to power soon.

"I do believe the Democrats will overreach," he said, but added that Republicans must commit to an agenda that will benefit America, rather than just pursue a return to power for power's sake.
"My point to the Republicans is, I'm not interested in the Republicans having the majority to serve the purposes of the Republican Party. If you don't have a purpose for America I could care a less whether you get to be in the majority. And I believe the voters have the same attitude," Armey said.

Armey currently serves as co-chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based FreedomWorks organization, leading a grassroots effort to mobilize some 500,000 activists on behalf of lower taxes, limited government, and greater liberty. He has written four influential books: Price Theory: A Policy-Welfare Approach (1977); The Freedom Revolution (1995), The Flat Tax (1996), and Armey’s Axioms (2003).

The former House Majority Leader also told Newsmax that the Obama administration is basing its response to the nation's economic crisis on outdated economic theories.

"The more they do, the more we have the investor class sitting on the sidelines, people are holding back, they're not going be involved with this. So this thing is a wound that is open and infested," he said.
Although Armey expressed confidence that the nation's markets will eventually straighten themselves out he said Obama is "running around acting like he’s the newfound savior" based on erroneous economic theories. That, he said, "is not doing a bit of good. It’s actually just making the problem worse."



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

The polls in favor of Obama have dropped, he is down to 59%. That’s a drop from near 80% on January 20th. I would love to see them go down to ZERO.

The impact that Rush Limbaugh has had on the political landscape is huge.

First Mike Pence in an interview breaks ranks and agrees that he wants Obama to fail to impose his big government agenda. Actually Pence has always been awesome, he has been speaking even back when Bush was President.

Next Michael Steele, after apologizing to Rush, on Bill Bennett’s radio program on Friday as guest host referred to Obama’s Marxist aims, his socialist agenda, that Sarah Palin was a definite threat to Obama and blameless in the wardrobe controversy and celebrated Rush when saying ‘words mean something’.

Now Dick Armey comes out four-square for Rush’s position.

And within a week that Rush’s CPAC speech hasn’t changed the political dynamics and landscape in Washington.

“One man with courage makes a majority.” Andrew Jackson



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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March 07, 2009

Obama Ponders Outreach to Elements of the Taliban



President Obama declared in an interview that the United States was not winning the war in Afghanistan and opened the door to a reconciliation process in which the American military would reach out to moderate elements of the Taliban, much as it did with Sunni militias in Iraq.


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Obama Ponders Outreach to Elements of the Taliban

New York Times....for complete article!!!!

WASHINGTON

President Obama declared in an interview that the United States was not winning the war in Afghanistan and opened the door to a reconciliation process in which the American military would reach out to moderate elements of the Taliban, much as it did with Sunni militias in Iraq.

Mr. Obama pointed to the success in peeling Iraqi insurgents away from more hard-core elements of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, a strategy that many credit as much as the increase of American forces with turning the war around in the last two years.

“There may be some comparable opportunities in Afghanistan and in the Pakistani region,” he said, while cautioning that solutions in Afghanistan will be complicated.

In a 35-minute conversation with The New York Times aboard Air Force One on Friday, Mr. Obama reviewed the challenges to his young administration. The president said he could not assure Americans the economy would begin growing again this year. But he pledged that he would “get all the pillars in place for recovery this year” and urged Americans not to “stuff money in their mattresses.”

“I don’t think that people should be fearful about our future,” he said. “I don’t think that people should suddenly mistrust all of our financial institutions.”

As he pressed forward with ambitious plans at home to rewrite the tax code, expand health care coverage and curb climate change, Mr. Obama dismissed criticism from conservatives that he was driving the country toward socialism.

Sitting at the head of a conference table with his suit coat off, Mr. Obama exhibited confidence six weeks into his presidency despite the economic turmoil around the globe and the deteriorating situations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He struck a reassuring tone, saying Americans should not be frightened of the future, and he said he had no trouble sleeping at night.

“Look, I wish I had the luxury of just dealing with a modest recession or just dealing with health care or just dealing with energy or just dealing with Iraq or just dealing with Afghanistan,” Mr. Obama said. “I don’t have that luxury, and I don’t think the American people do, either.”

The president spoke at length about the struggle with terrorism in Afghanistan and elsewhere, staking out positions that at times seemed more comparable to those of his predecessor than many of Mr. Obama’s more liberal supporters would like. He did not rule out the option of snatching terrorism suspects out of hostile countries.

Asked if the United States was winning in Afghanistan, a war he effectively adopted as his own last month by ordering an additional 17,000 troops sent there, Mr. Obama replied flatly, “No.”

Mr. Obama said on the campaign trail last year that the possibility of breaking away some elements of the Taliban “should be explored,” an idea also considered by some military leaders. But now he has started a review of policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan intended to find a new strategy, and he signaled that reconciliation could emerge as an important initiative, mirroring the strategy used by Gen. David H. Petraeus in Iraq.

“If you talk to General Petraeus, I think he would argue that part of the success in Iraq involved reaching out to people that we would consider to be Islamic fundamentalists, but who were willing to work with us because they had been completely alienated by the tactics of Al Qaeda in Iraq,” Mr. Obama said.
At the same time, he acknowledged that outreach may not yield the same success. “The situation in Afghanistan is, if anything, more complex,” he said. “You have a less governed region, a history of fierce independence among tribes. Those tribes are multiple and sometimes operate at cross purposes, and so figuring all that out is going to be much more of a challenge.”

For American military planners, reaching out to some members of the Taliban is fraught with complexities. For one thing, officials would have to figure out which Taliban members might be within the reach of a reconciliation campaign, no easy task in a lawless country with feuding groups of insurgents.

And administration officials have criticized the Pakistani government for its own reconciliation deal with local Taliban leaders in the Swat Valley, where Islamic law has been imposed and radical figures hold sway. Pakistani officials have sought to reassure administration officials that their deal was not a surrender to the Taliban, but rather an attempt to drive a wedge between hard-core Taliban leaders and local Islamists.

During the interview, Mr. Obama also left open the option for American operatives to capture terrorism suspects abroad even without the cooperation of a country where they were found. “There could be situations — and I emphasize ‘could be’ because we haven’t made a determination yet — where, let’s say that we have a well-known Al Qaeda operative that doesn’t surface very often, appears in a third country with whom we don’t have an extradition relationship or would not be willing to prosecute, but we think is a very dangerous person,” he said.
“I think we still have to think about how do we deal with that kind of scenario,” he added. The president went on to say that “we don’t torture” and that “we ultimately provide anybody that we’re detaining an opportunity through habeas corpus to answer to charges.”




The Corner

Speaking of the U.K. and Special Relationships

by Andy McCarthy


Great Britain has opened an official dialogue with Hezbollah. It is intended to ease the way for the Obama administration to follow suit — and a prelude for both to open communication with Hamas.

Of course, Hezbollah (like Hamas) continues to call for the annihilation of the Jewish state. But so does Iran, which Secretary of State Clinton has announced she will formally invite to a mulitlateral conference over what to do about Afghanistan. One might have thought Iran had already registered its views on that issue, especially given this week's Times of London report that the mullahs are arming the Taliban with surface-to-air missiles (on top of lots of other assistance that Iran has been giving the Taliban all along, as Tom Joscelyn recounted almost exactly a year ago).

But hey, everything's negotiable, right?


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Wild Thing's comment......

Effing traitor!!! But we did know he would do this and the America haters that voted for Obama did not care!!!!

Does this idiot Obama think that they are going to change their agenda? He wants to talk, one Muzzie to another Muzzie.

Headline on MSNBC: “Obama eyes reaching out to moderate Taliban”

Is there such a thing as a “Moderate Taliban”??? NO there is NOT!

So I suppose in return for their meeting with Obama we must abandon Israel.

The Obama policy: let’s undo the progress and victory achieved by Bush 43 and empower the traitors—domestic and foreign—within the U.S. homeland.

“...the American military would reach out to elements of the Taliban.”

I think the Hellfire missiles delivered by the Predators make wonderful emissaries...

Remember when Obama said when President he would make it a priority to find Osama Bin Laden?????? Now we know why, he wants to kiss his ring.

This is incredible!

Ready on the left; ready on the right. Lock and load. Fire at will.



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In Country With Our Warriors


Lt. Col. Sam Hayes (left), of Newport, Pa., comma