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April 30, 2009

Biden to US: Hunker in the Bunker!


Joe Biden said Thursday he advised his family to stay off airplanes and subways because of the new swine flu, a remark that forced the vice president's office to backtrack and prompted one airline official to complain about "fear-mongering."


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From Reuters:

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday he would tell his family to stay off planes or subways to avoid swine flu, prompting his office to go into damage control and the travel industry to complain.

Asked on NBC's "Today" show what he would tell members of his family if they asked him whether they should get on a commercial airliner to Mexico in the next week, Biden said:

"I would tell members of my family -- and I have -- I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now."
He said the problem is that "when one person sneezes it goes all the way through the aircraft."
"I would not be, at this point, if they had another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway. So from my perspective, what it relates to is mitigation," he said.



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White House Responds To V.P. Biden's 'Swine Flu' Comment Fiasco


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Napolitano Tries To Explain Away Biden Blunder

VIDEO HERE please CLICK HERE


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Posted by Wild Thing at 07:14 PM | Comments (10)


Gov. Palin On American Choppers Show Tonight



Date: Tonight

Where : American Choppers on TCL ( The Learning Channel )

Time: 2100


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Alaska Governor Sarah Palin recently welcomed the crew from Orange County Choppers – whose custom motorcycle business is featured on TLC's American Chopper – to Anchorage where show star Paul Teutul Sr. researched building a bike to honor Alaska's 50-year anniversary of being a state.

"It means so much to the state of Alaska that these guys are building this bike that will honor statehood here," Palin says in the episode, airing April 30 at 9 p.m.

Paul Sr. hangs out with the Governor in her office and talks about the Alaskan weather, snowmobiling and fishing in the summer. "I inherit whatever [husband] Todd rejects from the year before," Palin says.
After inviting the OCC crew back for the summer months, she suggests having fun Alaska style, saying, "We'll ride the bike to the fishing hole."
Although initially nervous about the meeting, Paul Sr. says that he felt Palin was "a real down to earth person to talk to."



Wild Thing's comment.....

I have never seen the show before, but this is exciting. I will watch it for sure.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (6)


Song of the Olga Groped-Man



photo source


A cautionary tale for anyone thinking of holding up a Russian hairdresser's:

Mark Steyn

According to Life.ru, the events unfolded on the evening of March 14 as the stylist was wrapping up her shift at the salon in the Kaluga region town of Meshchovsk.

The robber, a 32-year-old man identified by Life.ru as "Viktor," burst into the salon at around 5 p.m. waving a pistol and ordered all of the stylists and clients to hit the floor and toss him their money.

At this point, 28-year-old Olga, whom Life.ru describes as a "delicate" girl trained in martial arts, was apparently still standing when she offered to hand over her cash. But when Viktor tried to accept her contribution, Olga surprised him with a quick punch to the chest, knocking the wind out of him before she flipped him to the ground.

Olga proceeded to tie Viktor up with a hair-dryer cord, gagged him and dragged him into a storage room.

Curiously, Life.ru reports, Olga instructed the others to keep working, telling them that the police would soon arrive.

But this feel-good moment for the good guy proved ephemeral. Things soon turned ugly, according to Life.ru.

The police did not come. And after the other stylists and clients went home for the evening, Olga told Viktor to "take off his underwear" and, with apologies to John Cougar Mellencamp, let her do as she pleases, lest she call the cops, Life.ru said.

She tied him to the radiator with handcuffs covered in frilly pink fabric, gave him some Viagra and had her way with him several times over the next 48 hours. When she finally let him go on the evening of March 16, Viktor had been "squeezed like a lemon," Life.ru reported.

First, he went to the hospital to have his injured genitals treated; then he went to police and filed a complaint asking that Olga be brought up on criminal charges for committing "actions of a sexual nature" that left him with injured sexual organs, according to a copy of the complaintposted on Life.ru.

Olga was apparently incensed when she learned of the complaint. She had, after all, even tried to be nice to her purported captive.

"What a jerk," Life.ru quoted her as saying. "Yeah, there were a few times. But I bought him new jeans, gave him food and drink, and gave him 1,000 rubles when he left."

The following day, Olga filed a complaint with police, asking that Viktor be charged in the salon robbery. Life.ru posted a copy of her statement as well.


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

LOL oh my gosh! hahahaha I so needed this.

hahaha I bet he won't want to rob again....or maybe he will.



....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 (9)


Traitor To America Hanoi Kerry Reaching Out To Current Vets



Kerry draws on '71 Vietnam testimony in asking current vets to speak

The Hill

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) is drawing on his own background as a Vietnam War protester in inviting veterans of the war in Afghanistan to testify in front of the committee this week.

"One of the lessons that I learned a long time ago and lived out here was that it's important to listen to the troops, it's important to listen to the folks who are implementing these policies and putting their lives at risk," Kerry told National Public Radio in an interview. "And they often have perspective that isn't adequately heard."

Kerry's 1971 testimony, which called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam, was controversially used in ads during the 2004 presidential campaign to damage Kerry's efforts.

"So I think it's very important to have that kind of a hearing, and I guess that's sort of one of the lessons from the past, if you will," Kerry added.


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

Thirty-eight years ago Hanoi Kerry was invited to testify before a committee of Senators . In another time he would have been punished to the max for treason. His words put the lives of our troops that were still in Vietnam in more danger then they already were, and the POW's were treated worse as well after Hanoi Kerry sided with the enemy.

But that still was not enough for someone like Kerry. Nope he had to do more destruction of lives when he joined in 1992 , with another a rino John McCain as they together ran the Senate Select Committee on Prisoners of War and Missing in Action. But NOT to do the right thing. NO, they did this to mess with it and to keep people from talking and to keep information from being shared.

More from some other posts I did:

McCain and Senate Select Committee on POW and MIA

Our Country's POW's and This Presidential Election

Now in 2009 he is asking the current Veterans to speak out like he did, to the same Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he addressed in 1971.

Check out what happened when Kerry's "winter soldiers" were interviewed by military investigators:

Army CID Investigations of VVAW War Crimes Allegations

It's all backtracking, stonewalling, and bullshit. Virtually none of the radical activists produced any evidence to support their atrocity stories.




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Lights, camera, Kerry: Senator seeks movie funds

The Hill

Move over Al Gore. John Kerry is getting into the movie business.

Kerry, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts and former presidential nominee, is seeking guidance from the Senate Ethics Committee and the Federal Election Committee about investing in a documentary about soldiers in Iraq.

The movie is to be called "Keeping the Faith."

Kerry, who came to prominence years ago after serving in the Vietnam and criticizing the conflict, was asked to join the project by veterans, said his spokeswoman Whitney Smith.

“Senator Kerry was approached by friends in the veterans community to be part of a project that sheds light on an often overlooked topic, namely the brave men and women who have sustained debilitating injuries in Iraq," Smith said.

But Kerry is proceeding cautiously to make sure he doesn't cross any ethical lines, Smith said.

"As this opportunity emerged, his first step was straight to the ethics committee to see if his participation would violate any regulations," Smith said. "The health and well being of our veterans is a top priority for Senator Kerry, but he plans to wait for a response from ethics before taking on any part of this project.”

His film plans came to light because his campaign lawyers in March sought permission from the Federal Election Commission to tap $300,000 from his Senate campaign for the investment. The request and other documents were released late Friday by the FEC.

Kerry is to help find other investors for the film, which is expected to cost $3 million to $5 million to make. He would be considered an executive producer. The position is unpaid, though documents say that investors, including the campaign, could get a 120 percent return on their investment.

Currently, the filmmakers, White Mountain Films, have no other investors for the film.

Kerry campaign lawyers told the FEC that the campaign will not have any control over development or production of the film, and that the film won't include political advocacy for issues or candidates.

Asked why Kerry wanted to use campaign funds rather than his personal funds, Smith said, "We've made no decisions. We're just exploring an offer."


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

"Kerry, who came to prominence years ago after serving in the Vietnam"

Just a question what is " the Vietnam" ?????


The Military Times regularly conducts a poll of service members political affiliations. Recent results:

1) 68% McCain, 23% Obama. 80% of black personnel for Obama
2) 69% W. Bush, 16% Kerry.
3) 2004 poll 60% Republicans, 2006 poll 46% Republican.
4) 1996 poll 70% officers Republican, 9% Democrat.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (12)


"I'm Alive "... and flying on a jet plane



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Rodger has the blog Curmudgeonly & Skeptical and he put this awesome creation on a YouTube video for me. It is so special. Thank you so much Rodger!!


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (6)


Hannity On Obama's First 100 Days



h/t Hot Air



Willd Thing's comment.....

Well done video, it has a lot in it.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (12)


Hussein Obama Questioned About Memos and Interrogration



"Waterboarding Is Torture And Bush Made A Mistake Using It"




Obama says method was torture, no regrets on memos

Breitbart

Obama said Wednesday night that waterboarding authorized by former President George W. Bush was torture, and the information gained from terror suspects through its use could have been obtained by other means. "In some cases it may be harder," he conceded at a White House news conference marking a whirlwind first 100 days in office.

Obama also said he was "absolutely convinced" he had acted correctly in banning waterboarding, an interrogation technique that simulates drowning, and approved making public the Bush administration memos detailing its use as well as other harsh methods used on terrorist suspects. "Not because there might not have been information that was yielded by these various detainees ... but because we could have gotten this information in other ways, in ways that were consistent with our values, in ways that were consistent with who we are."

Obama has come under heavy criticism from former Vice President Dick Cheney and other Republicans for his actions, who have questioned whether they have rendered the country less safe.

Cheney as well as some congressional Republicans have urged Obama to release memos they say will show waterboarding was successful in obtaining information. But the president, in a White House exchange with House Republican leader John Boehner last week, said the record was equivocal.

Obama told reporters he has read the documents Cheney and others are referring to.


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Bits of other things he said:


Bloomberg

Barack Obama marked his 100th day in office by telling Americans that “we’ve begun the work of remaking America.”

The president, speaking at a town hall meeting in the St. Louis suburb of Arnold, Missouri, said that while the U.S. still faces challenges in recovering from a recession, the country is making progress.

“We have begun to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off,” Obama said. “I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made, but I’m not satisfied. I’m confident in the future, but I’m not content with the present.”
“The priorities that we’ve acted on are the things we said we would do during the campaign,” Obama said. “It’s not like anybody should be surprised.”
Answering questions from the audience, Obama repeated his stance that subjecting higher incomes to the Social Security payroll tax is the “best idea” for protecting the government retirement insurance system’s financial health. Making the wealthy “pay a little more payroll tax” is preferable to cutting Social Security benefits or raising the retirement age, Obama said.


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Life Inside Gitmo



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

Regarding his statments on the memo's and interrogration.

I disagree with Obama on this in every day.

In fact the The mainstream media could report on the assaults that have occurred on our soldiers by the "terrorists" or the female doctor who had her face bashed into the bars of the cell when she was bending over to hear the prisoner better, requiring facial reconstruction. None of that gets reported!

Such as: from Gordon Cucullu's new book "Inside Gitmo"

- A young female Navy medic who was asked to approach a detainee she had treated in the past. The man grabbed her head, smashed her face against the bars, and inflicted such damage that she has had 16 reconstructive plastic surgeries on her face.
- A female nurse who while treating a detainee in the hospital was punched so hard that it fractured her nose. The detainee then shouted that “this infidel whore’s blood has defiled me. Bring me fresh clothes!”
- Guards who have a noxious “cocktail” of feces, urine, semen, spit, and vomit flung into their faces and who then clean themselves, change into fresh uniforms, and resume their duties rather than let their buddies down by taking time off.

Maybe if every Lib in America should be forced to watch all of the beheading videos that have been posted. And then they should be told, if you want to complain about something being cruel complain about this.

His hubris is in the way of anything he does....because everything he does is for him, him, him. He understands nothing about being an American, because he clearly isn't one...How about that birth certificate you cannot produce and the locked security of all of your college records...for all I know Obamasiah is working for the terrorists...should not surprise anyone.

Obama is the enemy, and the clear and present danger and I cannot wait until his four years are up and we can be rid of him forever!


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM | Comments (10)


Muslims: 'We Do That On First Dates'


by Ann Coulter

Human Events

Without any pretense of an argument, which liberals are neurologically incapable of, the mainstream media are now asserting that our wussy interrogation techniques at Guantanamo constituted "torture" and have irreparably harmed America's image abroad.

Only the second of those alleged facts is true: The president's release of the Department of Justice interrogation memos undoubtedly hurt America's image abroad, as we are snickered at in capitals around the world, where they know what real torture is. The Arabs surely view these memos as a pack of lies. What about the pills Americans have to turn us gay?

The techniques used against the most stalwart al-Qaida members, such as Abu Zubaydah, included one terrifying procedure referred to as "the attention grasp." As described in horrifying detail in the Justice Department memo, the "attention grasp" consisted of:

"(G)rasping the individual with both hands, one hand on each side of the collar opening, in a controlled and quick motion. In the same motion as the grasp, the individual is drawn toward the interrogator."

The end.

There are rumors that Dick "Darth Vader" Cheney wanted to take away the interrogators' Altoids before they administered "the grasp," but Department of Justice lawyers deemed this too cruel.

And that's not all! As the torments were gradually increased, next up the interrogation ladder came "walling." This involves pushing the terrorist against a flexible wall, during which his "head and neck are supported with a rolled hood or towel that provides a C-collar effect to prevent whiplash."

People pay to have a lot rougher stuff done to them at Six Flags Great Adventure. Indeed, with plastic walls and soft neck collars, "walling" may be the world's first method of "torture" in which all the implements were made by Fisher-Price.

As the memo darkly notes, walling doesn't cause any pain, but is supposed to induce terror by making a "loud noise": "(T)he false wall is in part constructed to create a loud sound when the individual hits it, which will further shock and surprise." (!!!)

If you need a few minutes to compose yourself after being subjected to that horror, feel free to take a break from reading now. Sometimes a cold compress on the forehead is helpful, but don't let it drip or you might end up waterboarding yourself.

The CIA's interrogation techniques couldn't be more ridiculous if they were out of Monty Python's Spanish Inquisition sketch:

Cardinal! Poke her with the soft cushions! ...
Hmm! She is made of harder stuff! Cardinal Fang! Fetch ... THE COMFY CHAIR!

So you think you are strong because you can survive the soft cushions. Well, we shall see. Biggles! Put her in the Comfy Chair! ...

Now -- you will stay in the Comfy Chair until lunchtime, with only a cup of coffee at 11.

Further up the torture ladder -- from Guantanamo, not Monty Python -- comes the "insult slap," which is designed to be virtually painless, but involves the interrogator invading "the individual's personal space."

If that doesn't work, the interrogator shows up the next day wearing the same outfit as the terrorist. (Awkward.)

I will spare you the gruesome details of the CIA's other comical interrogation techniques and leap directly to the penultimate "torture" in their arsenal: the caterpillar.

In this unspeakable brutality, a harmless caterpillar is placed in the terrorist's cell. Justice Department lawyers expressly denied the interrogators' request to trick the terrorist into believing the caterpillar was a "stinging insect."

Human rights groups have variously described being trapped in a cell with a live caterpillar as "brutal," "soul-wrenching" and, of course, "adorable."

If the terrorist manages to survive the non-stinging caterpillar maneuver -- the most fiendish method of torture ever devised by the human mind that didn't involve being forced to watch "The View" -- CIA interrogators had another sadistic trick up their sleeves.

I am not at liberty to divulge the details, except to mention the procedure's terror-inducing name: "the ladybug."

Finally, the most savage interrogation technique at Guantanamo was "waterboarding," which is only slightly rougher than the Comfy Chair.

Tens of thousands of our troops were waterboarded over the past three decades as part of their training, but not until it was done to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed -- mastermind of the 9/11 attack on America -- were liberal consciences shocked.

I think they were mostly shocked because they couldn't figure out how Joey Buttafuoco ended up in Guantanamo.

As non-uniformed combatants, all of the detainees at Guantanamo could have been summarily shot on the battlefield under the Laws of War.

Instead, we gave them comfy chairs, free lawyers, better food than is served in Afghani caves, prayer rugs, recreational activities and top-flight medical care -- including one terrorist who was released, whereupon he rejoined the jihad against America, after being fitted for an expensive artificial leg at Guantanamo, courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer.

Only three terrorists -- who could have been shot -- were waterboarded. This is not nearly as bad as "snowboarding," which is known to cause massive buttocks pain and results in approximately 10 deaths per year.

Normal human beings -- especially those who grew up with my older brother, Jimmy -- can't read the interrogation memos without laughing.

At Al-Jazeera, they don't believe these interrogation memos are for real. Muslims look at them and say: THIS IS ALL THEY'RE DOING? We do that for practice. We do that to our friends.

But The New York Times is populated with people who can't believe they live in a country where people would put a caterpillar in a terrorist's cell.


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

Another winner by Ann. I love her humor that she adds and the title is perfect.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (16)


Such A Fuss Over Specter From The Left and Rino's ~ LOL





Pelosi on Specter: "Now We Don't Have To Explain Process"

Ever the glittering jewel of colossal ignorance, Nancy Pelosi wasted no time yesterday crowing about her newfound ability (thanks to Specter's defection in the Senate) to ram anything and everything they want through Congress, without having to explain anything to anybody. After all, Democracy is sometimes a pain in the neck to deal with, what with the idiot voters demanding to know what is being done to them and all.


from The Hill

Sen. Arlen Specter's decision to switch parties will make it easier for Democrats to move forward with their agenda, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday.
Specter's switch will give Democrats 60 caucus members in the Senate (assuming Al Franken wins his legal battle in Minnesota). That is enough votes to end debate on a bill and overcome Republican filibusters.
"Very exciting, very exciting for the American people, because now we can get things done without explaining process," Pelosi told CNN's Candy Crowley.

Since we have to assume that elected Republicans in Congress do not need process explained to them, can she possibly mean anything other than she thinks she and her Party are entirely unaccountable to the American people? Looks that way.

Looking back.......

The Corner

When Jim Jeffords became an "Independent" in 2001, Specter wasn't happy. He said.....

"I intend to propose a rule change which would preclude a future recurrence of a Senator's change in parties, in midsession, organizing with the opposition, to cause the upheaval which is now resulting."


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

I heard Rush say McCain can leave too and take his daughter Meghan with him, I cheered when I heard this and then had to laugh. It was word for word what Nicholas and I said to each other when we heard Specter was leaving the Republican party.

Many on here have said we need term limits, we need to vote out the rinos. You are all so right!!!

We can't get our party back to it's base unless the rino's at least get outnumbered, and right now their voices have been the loudest.

The things Meghan McCain has been writing are nothing less then spewing against Conservatives. I feel sorry for her because she is living with hate and that is not healthy nor productive. To drag something DOWN to her level is not inspiring it is sad and destructive and I won't live like that.

America is a great country because people wanted it to be better then anywhere else, to have a place a person could reach for the Gold ring, the American dream and do it in the land of the free, that ONLY was given to us by the most remarkable warriors that ever lived, our Veterans and our troops today. And to settle , to SETTLE for second's which are what rino's like McCain and his daughter want is devastating to what the outcome will be, destruction of the values and principles that we as conservatives believe in and what has shown to be what has made this country one of greatness.

I am going to put a partial transcript here from Rush's show. He has some good input on this I want to share with you.


From Rush's transctript..........

RUSH:
Some of the Republicans are out there getting it right, Jim DeMint and others. The Republicans that are getting it right are being bashed to kingdom come by both Democrats and Republicans. It is just amazing to watch this.

You would think, if you watch the Drive-By Media and even listened to a bunch of so-called Republicans today, that there is no more Republican Party, that there will never, ever be a Republican Party, and the Republican Party practically never existed anyway. The Republican Party, ladies and gentlemen, won the presidency in 2004. It held the Congress in 2004. The Republican Party emerged victorious in a few short years after Watergate. Everybody is just drunk with Obamaism.

Senator Specter voted for one of the most irresponsible pieces of legislation in modern history. He voted for Barack Obama's so-called stimulus plan. He joined with the most radical liberal elements of the Democrat Party in supporting the stimulus package.

Joe Lieberman was asked on MSNBC yesterday about my comments regarding the departure of Arlen Specter from the Republican Party to the Democrat Party. Norah O'Donnell said to Senator Lieberman, "Rush Limbaugh said today of Specter leaving the party, 'A lot of people are saying, "Specter, take McCain with you and his daughter."' Now, Senator McCain is your good friend, Senator Lieberman." There were people saying that to me, getting it in the e-mail: "Hey, Senator Specter, if you're leaving, take McCain with you and his daughter." I repeated that. So they asked Lieberman yesterday, "McCain's your good friend. Any chance McCain will leave the Republican Party?"

LIEBERMAN: No, I don't think so at all. And, look, this is the problem. It's good for the Democratic Party, bad for the Republican Party that Arlen Specter left them and joined the Democratic caucus but overall it's not great for American politics 'cause both parties should have moderate or centrist wings in them that modifies the parties and creates more opportunity for common ground and less partisanship. So respectfully, I disagree with Rush.

RUSH: Well, respectfully I disagree with Senator Lieberman on this notion that parties need moderating influences. I'd like to know where the hell they are in the Democrat Party. You do have some conservative Democrats from the South that are over in the House. But they get squished like mosquitoes by Nancy Pelosi. Where are these moderating influences? See, one of the things that's wrong with this, there are so many cliches and templates that are wrong with this. I keep hearing, for example, that the Republican Party is monolithic in its views and the monolithic views of the Republican Party are just right wing, ultra-right-wing. But the Democrat Party is open to diverse ideas? Really? They keep saying the Senate is filibuster-proof? Well, if the Senate is filibuster-proof, it must mean the Democrats are not diverse at all. Mustn't it mean that? Where are the conservative Democrats, Senator Lieberman, who will not vote to block filibusters? Where are the conservative Democrats in the Senate who voted against the stimulus package? Where are they, who are they? I get so sick and tired of hearing how monolithic the Republican Party is. I get so sick and tired of hearing how far right the Republican Party has moved.

The Republican Party is moving left and that is why it is in trouble, and there is certainly a greater diversity of viewpoint in the Republican Party. For crying out loud, I guarantee you the Democrat Party would never, ever nominate their equivalent of John McCain. The Democrat Party would never, ever nominate somebody who rips and has made his name by ripping and criticizing his own party and his own presidents. That would never happen.

Last night on Fox, On the Record, Greta Van Susteren talking to Lindsey Grahamnesty about this. And she said, "How did you first hear about Senator Specter defecting to the Democrats?"

GRAHAM: Here's the challenge for the Republican Party. Can the person running now win in Pennsylvania? I can't win in Pennsylvania. Rush Limbaugh can't win in Pennsylvania. If you're worried about giving the country over to the Democratic Party and not being a vibrant, relevant Republican Party, we need to find somebody that can win in Pennsylvania.

RUSH: Does this make sense to anybody? Parties stand for something. You are not building the party, Senator Graham; you're not expanding the party; you're not broadening it by caving on the things that identify the party. And to have somebody in the party who's not a Republican, in terms of beliefs, principles, what the party stands for, you lose by having people like that. That's what was wrong with the McCain candidacy. The McCain candidacy was gonna try to go get liberals and Democrats to join our party as liberals and Democrats. But voters are smarter than that. If you can vote for a genuine liberal and a genuine Democrat, why vote for the generic? Why vote for the fake? To what benefit is the Republican Party? Where is the benefit having somebody who's not a Republican in it?

But I have to tell you, this Ronald Reagan business. "He erected a big tent. He had all kinds of people who didn't believe his conservative issues, all of his conservative issues." That's another lie.

Reagan did attract moderates, but he did it by attracting them to him. They came in as conservatives. Reagan did not change who he was to go get them. Reagan ran against Gerald Ford. He ran against the GOP establishment. He ran as a conservative. Moderates came to Ronald Reagan.

Was George Washington commanding a bunch of moderates as they sailed across the Delaware? Can you...? By definition, an uprising of moderates is not possible. It's not demanding purity. It's remaining true to principles.


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....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 04:46 AM | Comments (8)


April 29, 2009

Hate Crimes Bill H.R. 1913 Threatens Innocent Americans


Rep King discusses the Hate Crimes bill....Kings Amendment was shot down by the Democrats!




Congressman Steve King discusses the 'Hate Crimes' bill during the House floor debate on April 29, 2009.

King also offered an amendment that barred pedophiles from receiving special protection. Democrats said no.

"Because there is not definition of sexual orientation included within this law, under hate crimes bill H.R.1913, if a mother hits a perpetrator after discovering that they were molesting her child, she would be considered a hate criminal. If a man flashes a woman and she slaps him, she could be charged with a federal felony, and the man with a misdemeanor. This is clearly wrong."

The committee rejected a number of amendments offered by several members seeking to protect religious liberty, to protect the unborn, to protect against violence by illegal aliens, and to clarify the bill's meanings of "gender identity" and "sexual orientation."


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Wild Thing's comment......

What evil there is in the democrats that want to push this through. It really shocks me the more we find out about what they want to be covered and the kind of people that want to protect with this "Hate Crime "Bill H.R. 1913.


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:27 PM | Comments (5)


Obama Criticizes and Mocks Tea Parties and FOX ( Video)


Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at Fox Senior High School in Arnold, Missouri, April 29, 2009.



Obama Targets Tea Bags at Town Hall

Politico


At his 100th-day town hall meeting in St. Louis, Mo., President Obama took direct aim at the anti-tax “tea party” demonstrations that have cropped up over the last month – and took a veiled shot at FOX News Channel, at the cable news network closely associated with the protests.

Asked about fiscal discipline and entitlements reform, Obama seemed to be repressing a smile as he jabbed critics of his spending plans.

"Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I'm not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around, Obama said, “let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we are going to stabilize Social Security.”
“But,” Obama continued, “let's not play games and pretend that the reason [for the deficit] is because of the Recovery Act."

It’s the president’s most direct response so far to the protests that flared up in some locations around tax day, on April 15.

In his briefing that day, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters:

“I don't know if there's a specific response to protests..I think you saw the president today talk about as candidate Obama promising to bring a tax cut to 95 percent of working families in America, and as president delivering that tax cut.”


Wild Thing's comment......

But...but....but...II thought he wasn’t aware of them? LMAO It is getting to him....This guy’s cage can be rattled and it has.

Obama really is a nasty piece of work. He is so unpatriotic and so despicable; he has to bash freedom-loving Americans, in every way he can. Like Hitler, Stalin and other egomaniacs, the Obamanation can’t tolerate criticism. Like a Caesar or a Nero or a Caligula, only flattery is appropriate.



Posted by Wild Thing at 02:04 PM | Comments (5)


L/Cpl Amy Thomas First British Woman In Frontline Combat





Helmand Heroine:

The Sun

A woman soldier believed to be the first British female to see frontline combat has told how she fired on a Taliban fighter in a day-long battle.

L/Cpl Amy Thomas, 20, was serving with Royal Marine Commandos in Afghanistan’s Helmand province hellhole.

She loosed off a burst of shots with her SA80 rifle after being flown into a notorious hotspot with comrades.

She said: “As soon as we left the helicopters the company came under fire and then it was non-stop.
“There were loads of Taliban in the area. I identified one of them running with a weapon and indicated him to the lads. They didn’t see him so I took the shot. I don’t know whether I hit or killed him. It was the only time I opened fire on the Taliban.”

Amy, a Royal Military Policewoman, had been attached to 42 Commando — her role was to help gather evidence of terrorism and frisk women suspects.

But she ended up going on highly dangerous missions during her two-month stint.

Women cannot join the Marines or infantry regiments so it was unprecedented for one to be in combat. Amy, from Port Talbot, South Wales, completed a six-month tour of Afghanistan on Saturday.








She was the only female to serve with the 150 battle-hardened Marines throughout the two-month stretch.

She said: “I just got on with it because you have to.
“At first I thought I wouldn’t be able to because I’m quite a girlie girl but once I was out, the training kicked in. The Marines did not treat me any differently as a girl and I felt like one of the lads when I was out with them.”

During part of her two months she was joined by one other woman from the RMP and a further six were attached to other regiments.

Major Dave Bradley, the officer commanding Amy’s unit, 114 Provost Company, said: “More and more commanders are requesting female RMP support.
“With most operations involving interaction with the locals, showing respect for traditions and cultures is paramount, with the treatment of females central to this.”
Amy said: “I’m happy I got to work with the Marines.
“They are easy to get on with and some I would now count as very good friends.”


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

I love it, what a great story. God bless L/Cpl Amy Thomas.



....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 05:55 AM | Comments (14)


Hussein Obama Has More Bad Poll News


The New DHS Threat Meter set to YELLOW


Rasmussen: Republicans Top Democrats on Generic Congressional Ballot (R-41%, D-38%)

Rassmussen


For just the second time in more than five years of daily or weekly tracking, Republicans now lead Democrats in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 41% would vote for their district’s Republican candidate while 38% would choose the Democrat. Thirty-one percent (31%) of conservative Democrats said they would vote for their district’s Republican candidate.

Overall, the GOP gained two points this week, while the Democrats lost a point in support. Still, it’s important to note that the GOP’s improved position comes primarily from falling Democratic support. Democrats are currently at their lowest level of support in the past year while Republicans are at the high water mark.

Democrats began the year holding a six- or seven-point lead over the GOP for the first several weeks of 2009. That began to slip in early February and the Republicans actually took a two-point lead for a single week in the middle of March. Since then, the results have ranged from dead even to a four point lead for the Democrats.




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

giggle I love the graphic!

Let's hope the sleeping giant is about to wake up. Personally I believe the more we purge POS’s like Specter, the better our numbers become.

Some of this to might be from the tea Party effect ... In every Congressional district. I think the poll will widen, I speak with people that thought Obama was the hottest thing since sliced bread, now the SAME PEOPLE approach me and tell me they can’t believe they voted for the loser in chief, one at a time OUR Country is waking up to this, empty suit punk excuse of a human.



......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 05:50 AM | Comments (12)


Obama In The Basement Less Popular Than Nixon and Carter





EDITORIAL: Barack's in the basement

The Washington Times

President Obama's media cheerleaders are hailing how loved he is. But at the 100-day mark of his presidency, Mr. Obama is the second-least-popular president in 40 years.

According to Gallup's April survey, Americans have a lower approval of Mr. Obama at this point than all but one president since Gallup began tracking this in 1969. The only new president less popular was Bill Clinton, who got off to a notoriously bad start after trying to force homosexuals on the military and a federal raid in Waco, Texas, that killed 86. Mr. Obama's current approval rating of 56 percent is only one tick higher than the 55-percent approval Mr. Clinton had during those crises.

As the attached chart shows, five presidents rated higher than Mr. Obama after 100 days in office. Ronald Reagan topped the charts in April 1981 with 67 percent approval. Following the Gipper, in order of popularity, were: Jimmy Carter with 63 percent in 1977; George W. Bush with 62 percent in 2001; Richard Nixon with 61 percent in 1969; and George H.W. Bush with 58 percent in 1989.

It's no surprise the liberal media aren't anxious to point out that their darling is less popular than George W. Bush. But given the Gallup numbers, their hurrahs could be more subdued. USA Today's front page touted the April poll results as positive, with the headline: "Public thinks highly of Obama." The current cover of Newsweek magazine ponders "The Secret of His [Mr. Obama's] Success." The comparison with previous presidents is useful because they are usually popular during their first few months in office - and most presidents have been more popular than Mr. Obama.
The explanation for Mr. Obama's low approval is that he ran as a moderate but has governed from the far left. The fawning and self-deceiving press won't go there. On Sunday's "Meet the Press," host David Gregory asked a panel about critics who "would say one of the things that he's done in 100 days already is expand the role of government, the size of government." Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin claimed, "That's what he ran for the presidency in the first place for."
Perplexed about complaints over Mr. Obama's expansion of government, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham asked: "does no one listen during campaigns?"

It was these pundits who weren't paying attention during last year's campaign. In all three presidential debates, Mr. Obama promised to cut government spending and reduce the size of the deficit. He blamed the economic crisis on excessive deficits. At no time did candidate Barack Obama say that more deficit-spending was the solution.

Mr. Obama's popularity after 100 days is the second-lowest for a simple reason: He is more partisan and divisive than his predecessors - including Richard Nixon.




Wild Thing's comment......

Note to the Anointed One : It’s all downhill from here. He is not good in an emergency and neither are those in his administration. that will enter in mroe and more as time goes by.

He makes major mistakes all on his own and not small ones. His people some not all, are getting tired of his need to be on TV all the time. I don't remember any other president doing this constant TV performances like Muslim Hussein Obama has to do.



....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 (6)


First 100 Days ~ ElRushbo and Coulter






Wild Thing's comment......

Hahaha I love when they go after Hussein Obama.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (4)


Obama's Nominee For "regulatory czar" Wants Net "Fairness Doctrine"





U.S. regulatory czar nominee wants Net 'Fairness Doctrine'

Cass Sunstein sees Web as anti-democratic, proposed 24-hour delay on sending e-mail

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WASHINGTON

Barack Obama's nominee for "regulatory czar" has advocated a "Fairness Doctrine" for the Internet that would require opposing opinions be linked and also has suggested angry e-mails should be prevented from being sent by technology that would require a 24-hour cooling off period.

The revelations about Cass Sunstein, Obama's friend from the University of Chicago Law School and nominee to head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, come in a new book by Brad O'Leary, "Shut Up, America! The End of Free Speech." OIRA will oversee regulation throughout the U.S. government.

Sunstein also has argued in his prolific literary works that the Internet is anti-democratic because of the way users can filter out information of their own choosing.

"A system of limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government," he wrote. "Democratic efforts to reduce the resulting problems ought not be rejected in freedom's name."
Sunstein first proposed the notion of imposing mandatory "electronic sidewalks" for the Net. These "sidewalks" would display links to opposing viewpoints. Adam Thierer, senior fellow and director of the Center for Digital Media Freedom at the Progress and Freedom Center, has characterized the proposal as "The Fairness Doctrine for the Internet."
"Apparently in Sunstein's world, people have many rights, but one of them, it seems, is not the right to be left alone or seek out the opinions one desires," Thierer wrote.
Later, Sunstein rethought his proposal, explaining that it would be "too difficult to regulate [the Internet] in a way that would respond to those concerns." He also acknowledged that it was "almost certainly unconstitutional."
Perhaps Sunstein's most novel idea regarding the Internet was his proposal, in his book "Nudge," written with Richard Thaler, for a "Civility Check" for e-mails and other online communications.
"The modern world suffers from insufficient civility," they wrote. "Every hour of every day, people send angry e-mails they soon regret, cursing people they barely know (or even worse, their friends and loved ones). A few of us have learned a simple rule: don't send an angry e-mail in the heat of the moment. File it, and wait a day before you send it. (In fact, the next day you may have calmed down so much that you forget even to look at it. So much the better.) But many people either haven't learned the rule or don’t always follow it. Technology could easily help. In fact, we have no doubt that technologically savvy types could design a helpful program by next month."

That's where the "Civility Check" comes in.

"We propose a Civility Check that can accurately tell whether the e-mail you're about to send is angry and caution you, 'warning: this appears to be an uncivil e-mail. do you really and truly want to send it?'" they wrote. "(Software already exists to detect foul language. What we are proposing is more subtle, because it is easy to send a really awful e-mail message that does not contain any four-letter words.) A stronger version, which people could choose or which might be the default, would say, 'warning: this appears to be an uncivil e-mail. this will not be sent unless you ask to resend in 24 hours.' With the stronger version, you might be able to bypass the delay with some work (by inputting, say, your Social Security number and your grandfather’s birth date, or maybe by solving some irritating math problem!)."

Sunstein's nomination to the powerful new position will require Senate approval. He is almost certain to face other questions about his well-documented controversial views:

* In a 2007 speech at Harvard he called for banning hunting in the U.S.

* In his book "Radicals in Robes," he wrote: "[A]lmost all gun control legislation is constitutionally fine. And if the Court is right, then fundamentalism does not justify the view that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms."

* In his 2004 book, "Animal Rights," he wrote: "Animals should be permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives …"

* In "Animal Rights: A Very Short Primer," he wrote "[T]here should be extensive regulation of the use of animals in entertainment, in scientific experiments, and in agriculture."

"As one of America's leading constitutional scholars, Cass Sunstein has distinguished himself in a range of fields, including administrative law and policy, environmental law, and behavioral economics," said Obama at his nomination of his regulatory czar. "He is uniquely qualified to lead my administration's regulatory reform agenda at this crucial stage in our history. Cass is not only a valued adviser, he is a dear friend and I am proud to have him on my team."

O'Leary disagrees.

"It's hard to imagine President Obama nominating a more dangerous candidate for regulatory czar than Cass Sunstein," he says. "Not only is Sunstein an animal-rights radical, but he also seems to have a serious problem with our First Amendment rights. Sunstein has advocated everything from regulating the content of personal e-mail communications, to forcing nonprofit groups to publish information on their websites that is counter to their beliefs and mission. Of course, none of this should be surprising from a man who has said that 'limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government.' If it were up to Obama and Sunstein, everything we read online – right down to our personal e-mail communications – would have to be inspected and approved by the federal government."


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

1st Amendment? Is that the one where we are supposed to have freedom of speech? Or is that for only people on the left?

This guy is another nutjob who believes Communism works. Then again he fits right in with the rest of the insanity in his administration and Obama himself.

"angry e-mails should be prevented from being sent by technology that would require a 24-hour cooling off period..."

I'd like to see that technology - this guy is pure kook.

“A system of limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government”

Can’t have freedom of individual choice now can we? Oh like COMMUNISIM! So when Obama said "Yes we can.", "we" didn't include the citizens.

LOOK at this from Wikipedia:

"Sunstein’s 2006 book, Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge, explores methods for aggregating information; it contains discussions of prediction markets, open-source software, and wikis. Sunstein’s 2004 book, The Second Bill of Rights: FDR’s Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More than Ever, advocates the Second Bill of Rights proposed by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Among these rights are a right to an education, a right to a home, a right to health care, and a right to protection against monopolies; Sunstein argues that the Second Bill of Rights has had a large international impact and should be revived in the United States. His 2001 book, Republic.com, argued that the Internet may weaken democracy because it allows citizens to isolate themselves within groups that share their own views and experiences, and thus cut themselves off from any information that might challenge their beliefs, a phenomenon known as cyberbalkanization."

Wow, well we have the head Vermin to thank for all the rest of the vermin is coming out of the woodwork. What a bunch of flaming Reds Obama has on staff.

Taking a deep breath, well I can't help it , I still faith in Americans. We love our liberty and will not relinguish it easily.




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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 05:46 AM | Comments (8)


Arlen Specter Comes Out of the Closet ~ GOOD! Bye Bye!





"I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans," Specter said in a statement.

With Sen. Arlen Specter switching to the Democratic Party , once Sen. Franken gets seated, the party will have their 60 senators needed to stop a Republican filibuster.

President Barack Obama called Specter almost immediately after he was informed of the decision to say the Democratic Party was "thrilled to have you," according to a White House official.


Specter says Obama promised to campaign for him

Breitbart

Veteran Sen. Arlen Specter says President Barack Obama has promised to campaign for him in next year's Democratic primary in Pennsylvania.
Specter told reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday that he spoke to the president about his party switch.

Separately, the White House said no promises were made to Specter to get him to switch parties and become a Democrat. Asked about Specter, press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters that no promises were made to the veteran senator as far as he knows.


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

“I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans,”

LMAO He’s just NOW admitting that??? We see Specter for what he really is; A RINO TRAITOR!!!!!! He belongs with the socialists; he’ll feel right at home!

I’m thinking that by 2010, the chickens of Obama’s many wrongheaded policies will be coming home to roost, and his support will be an albatross around Specter’s neck.

No More Arlen Spectors!

Not quite as good as "never again!" or "Remember the Maine" but it has potential. hahaha

He is no longer a RINO for which I am grateful. With his brand of Republican politics, we didn’t have the votes to stop anything anyway. Better he became a Dem then keep pretending he was one of us. I can deal with a Democrat that acts like a Democrat. I can’t deal with a Republican who acts like a Democrat and then takes Republican money to get reelected. Good riddance.



....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 (7)


Attention Obama Shoppers Man Fainted in FBI Isle



Man Faints During President Obama Speech At FBI


“this happened during my political campaign all the time...”

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

Hussein being totally self-centered, says ‘This happened all the time at MY rallies’ rather than, ‘My goodness, let’s help that guy out’ or ‘Let’s stop a moment so the EMTs can do their thing.’

Trained to endure torture FBI agent faints at Obama speech.

Obama needing to escape his stupidity of the Fly by yesterday, man fainting is staged to show the world once again that Obama is their Messsssiiiiahhhh Muhammad.




Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM


The World Laughs at Obama's 100 Days of Failure




Obama's Finals Week: The World Laughs at His 100 Days of Failure

by Rush Limbaugh


RUSH: I'm going to go through the finals week for Obama here, I don't know when the first 100 days is. It's 90, a hundred days after January 20th. But, regardless, this is an incredible list of things that I've been thinking about, and I've been taking notes, and I've been putting them all down. And when I go through all this, at the end of it, all of this is being spun as productive and historic, and it's nothing but buffoonery. It's embarrassing incompetence and inexperience.

Now, they say this has been a historically productive 100 days. I have just put a list here together in no particular order, just off the top of my head, of the things in this administration that have stood out to me since it began.

* Admiral Blair admitting the CIA received high value, lifesaving information from terrorists, while President Obama is condemning the same interrogations as immoral and counterproductive.

* President Obama is throwing and has thrown grand White House parties with Kobe beef, a hundred bucks a pound, while telling the nation to cut back in order to survive the greatest economic downturn supposedly since the Great Depression

* bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia

* listening patiently and respectfully while a two-bit dictator lectures Obama -- it was Daniel Ortega -- with false charges for 50 minutes about the criminal country he leads, and Obama doesn't say one word to object, one word in disagreement, does not stand up for his country at one point during the Summit of the Americas.

* He has run around the world and apologized for the greatest, the most compassionate, the most innovative and freedom-loving country in world history.

* Now we've got Fidel Castro setting Obama straight about how Cuba handles political prisoners and its economy. Fidel Castro, one of Obama's idols, calling him superficial.

* We had the nomination of tax cheats to his cabinet, including the man who oversees the IRS, five tax cheats in the Obama administration.

* We have Obama's joke of a press spokesman, who makes a complete idiot of himself on a daily basis.

* He sends back a symbol of freedom, that bust of Sir Winston Churchill to Great Britain just after moving into the White House. He wants nothing to do with it. He did of his own volition. They said you can keep it. He said no, we don't want it here. They said put it in a different room in the White House. We don't want it here, and sent it back to the British embassy. It was given to us, President Bush, after 9/11, by the Brits.

* He insulted the prime minister of England, the queen of England, with embarrassing, thoughtless gifts.

* We have the French president Sarkozy ridiculing Obama's messianic complex, inviting him to walk on water at Normandy beach.

* We have Iran taking a hostage, an American journalist, as Obama promises better relations.

* We have North Korea humiliating Obama with their missile launch.

* We have Obama putting the country in debt for generations to come while promising fiscal responsibility, offering up laughable budget cuts,

* banning lobbyists from his administration, while appointing them left and right.

* Openly lying that Caterpillar would hire up with the passage of his stimulus bill, then watching while that company lays off thousands after the stimulus bill passes.

* He pledges to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay where I have a thriving merchandise business. But then he keeps it open with no plan for its future.

* Proclaiming total transparency, while keeping secret who got the TARP funds, when, where, why.

* Being incapable of communicating without a teleprompter, while the press declares him a Reaganesque, Great Communicator.

* He attacks a private citizen broadcaster from the White House as part of an orchestrated plan to distract the country from legislation and policies we don't want, which thus touched off a political firestorm, all of this while claiming to be a unifier.

* He makes a ham-handed attempt to nationalize the banks preventing financial institutions from paying back TARP money they don't need or want.

* We got a column today in the Wall Street Journal by Holman Jenkins that General Motors is a debacle; it is an absolute debacle and mess, and soon Wall Street is going to be the same thing.

* He has made bad situations worse with car manufacturers, and the worst is yet to come.

* He has sparked hundreds of protests involving hundreds of thousands of Americans at tea parties regarding irresponsible government spending

* his Homeland Security chief labels peacefully demonstrating Americans and veterans as security risks.

* moving the census over to the Commerce department to politicize that.

I mean, this administration has been one part joke, one part unbelievable, and many parts scary. Because while all this has gone on, this man is reported upon and reported to be the best president we've ever had, a shining light, a beacon, historical figure.

* We have a sycophantic mainstream media in this country. How about the New York Times. The New York Times, $34 million in cash. The New York Times is in debt $1.3 billion. By the way, this is cool, folks. The New York Times' corporate president and CEO, Janet Robinson, received a compensation package valued at $5.58 million last year while the publisher of the New York Times, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. received a total of $2.4 million while this company is losing its shirt. Does that not sound a little bit like Wall Street? Does this not sound like excessive bonuses? Does this sound like CEOs paying them when the performance of their company is in the sewer? And haven't we demonized private sector CEOs for this very thing?

* Oh, and that is another one: making enemies out of people in the private sector and ginning up protests by his ACORN buddies at the homes of AIG executives, fomenting class hatred and rivalry.

The list goes on of the egregious things this administration's done.

* His House organ, the New York Times, $1.3 billion in debt, $34 million in cash on hand. They borrowed some money from some guy named Slim down in Mexico, and he's charged them 18% interest.

* Hillary Clinton's out there saying US is laying groundwork for tough, crippling sanctions on Iran if Iran rejects engagement. Iran says, "We'll talk, but we're not doing anything about our nuclear program."

The world is making a joke of our country, and the president is being praised for it!

The reprimands.

You might say the teachers are trying to educate the student

Fidel Castro commenting on Barack Obama.

Castro rejects President Obama's suggestions that Cuba should free political prisoners or cut taxes on remittances from the United States. Fidel Castro on a blog, no less, said that Obama

"misinterpreted remarks by his brother and successor Raul and bristled at the suggestion that Cuba should free political prisoners or cut taxes on remittances from abroad as a goodwill gesture to the United States."

All of this enraged Castro, who wrote in an essay posted on a government website that Obama, without a doubt, misinterpreted Raul's declarations.

"Castro appeared to be throwing a dose of cold water on growing expectations for improved bilateral relations -- suggesting Obama had no right to dare suggest that Cuba make even small concessions. He also seemed to suggest too much was being made of Raul's comments about discussing 'everything' with US authorities."

Castro: "Affirming that the president of Cuba is ready to discuss any topic with the president of the United States expresses that he's not afraid ... It's a sign of bravery and confidence in the principles of the revolution."

Now, there's a hidden little secret here that everybody with a half a brain knows about the Castros. The last thing they want is an open relationship with the United States. The last thing they want is the blockade to come down. That's what Fidel's always called the embargo. He tells Cuban citizens that there are Navy ships out there preventing goods, he calls it a blockade. So here comes our naive young boy president down there, (paraphrasing) "We're going to open up, we're going to have this new dialogue, we're going to send you some money, we're going to send some more people down there, you ought to free some political prisoners," and Castro bristles at the naivete of his student, Barack Obama. It's the last thing they want. You understand that the US embargo is what gives the Castro brothers and the Cuban government the ammo to tell their citizens what a rotten economy they have and what a rotten life they all have, even though it's the best damn health care in the freaking world, according to the stupid idiots in the American left.

The last thing they want is the embargo lifted. "The ex-president had previously expressed his admiration for Obama, but this time Castro blasted the new US president for showing signs of 'superficiality.'"

Whoa-ho! Well, I mean, here's Castro the teacher, Castro the professor, he can see the weaknesses in the student far more than American leftists can see the weakness, superficiality. I mean Castro's got it.

And let's go to another teacher, another professor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today criticized Obama's boycott of a United Nations racism conference, dubbing it unhelpful.

"On Monday, The International Racism Conference in Geneva, which the US boycotted --"

Now, by the way, I think we did the right thing not to go to this thing, don't misunderstand, we did the right thing, but Ahmadinejad is somebody that Obama wants to talk to and Hillary Clinton says today we're going to put really tough sanctions on them. Hardy-har-har. So Ahmadinejad's all upset we didn't go to the racism conference, lecturing his student, Barack Obama.

Ahmadinejad is considered one of our grave threats and enemies with his nuke program, and Obama says that he's going to forge a new relationship out there with them, and all we have to do is talk to them, and all we have to do is show 'em we mean 'em no harm. Such naivete, the ugliness, the hypocrisy of President Obama's morality plays. This guy is very cold, folks. He is a 100% pure leftist extremist political animal. I have a difficult time putting up with him lecturing us, the United States of America, on matters he identifies as requiring the pushing of a morality reset button with him as the chief protocol director of morality.

* According to Obama, our response, after being attacked on 9/11, was immoral. Of all the people, of all things, Barack Obama should be the last person to lecture anybody standing atop a rock of morality.

* His foundation is leftist. He identifies with anti-American politics. He laughs, he yucks it up with these people who hate our country. He's been masterful at deceiving a large number of Americans with the help of his friends in the Drive-By Media.

* Look at who Obama has accused of being morally deficient:

Wall Street,
all CEOs,
George W. Bush
Dick Cheney
the CIA,
and essentially America itself

He has declared those five things morally deficient. And only now will Wall Street and CEOs, Bush and Cheney, CIA, and even America be straightened out with a new moral rudder headed by himself, The One, The Messiah, Barack Obama, the Most Merciful.

* Yet he supports infanticide.

* He attended a racist, bigoted church for 20 years.

* He had active support of the criminal political bullying enterprise known as ACORN.

* He has dealings with Tony Rezko,

* his working relationship with Bill Ayers,

* embracing and smiling Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, and not defending his country after it was slandered, this guy tells us he's in charge of our new morality.

Sorry, folks, it's just tough to stomach. Tough to deal with on a daily basis.


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

Good one, thanks Rush.

We have a traitor to our country in our White House and we just need to keep getting the word out about what this jerk is doing.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:42 AM | Comments (3)


UPDATE Below: White House Apologizes for Air Force Flyover That Terrified New Yorkers


UPDATE: Please scroll down thank you.

Jim Brown, took this photograph from 10 Exchange Place in Jersey City, looking toward 77 Hudson Street and the Statue of Liberty.



New York Times

An Air Force One lookalike, the backup plane for the one regularly used by the president, flew low over parts of New York and New Jersey on Monday morning, accompanied by two F-16 fighters, so Air Force photographers could take pictures high above the New York harbor.

But the exercise — conducted without any notification to the public — caused momentary panic in some quarters and led to the evacuation of several buildings in Lower Manhattan and Jersey City.

By the afternoon, the situation had turned into a political fuse box, with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg saying that he was “furious” that he had not been told in advance about the flyover.

Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, said Monday afternoon that he was unaware of the flyover. At his daily press briefing, Mr. Gibbs initially referred questions to the F.A.A. and the Air Force. When told that those government offices were referring questions to the White House, Mr. Gibbs said: “I have no information on this other than what I saw.”
Mr. Gibbs, pressed by reporters, said he had seen news reports of the flyover, but declared: “I was working on other things. You might be surprised to know that I don’t know every movement of Air Force One.” Later, he added that he would look into the matter.

Unaware of the planned exercise, scores of office workers flooded out of buildings, worried about the prospect of terrorism.

“People came pouring out of the buildings, the American Express Building, all the buildings in the financial district by the water,” said Edward Acker, a photographer who was at the building, 3 World Financial Center. “And even the construction guys over by 100 North End Avenue area, they all got out of their buildings. Nobody knew about it. Finally some guy showed up with a little megaphone to tell everyone it was a test, but the people were not happy. The people who were here 9/11 were not happy.”



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

How many people are going to have to fall on their swords for obama? It is disgraceful that he would use the military in this way.

Obama and his people are such idiots. They have not only forgotten about 9-11, they don't even care that it happened. For it to not even enter their minds when they planned this stupid thing tells the world how stupid they are.


We can easily imagine the dialog in the White House, prior to this incident, probably went thus:


Rahm: "Mr. President, we're making a promotional video for your 100-day celebration. We're going to create a shot of you flying Air Force One over Manhattan, looking down at Ground Zero."

Obama: "Sounds good. Go ahead and set up the shot."

Military Aide: "We'll need to have an escort following the plane, Mr. President - protocol"

Obama: "Yeah, yeah, whatever. Are we done? I'm late for my golf game."




Mayor Bloomberg furious about Air Force one buzzing New York for photo op




UPDATE:

Obama Orders Review of New York Flight as Cost Put at $328,835

FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic

Threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI & Mayor's Office If Secret Ever Got Out

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said yesterday’s flyover was “two training missions that became in the end a picture mission” and only Air Force personnel were aboard.

Obama has directed Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina to review “how the decision was made to conduct the flight,” Gibbs said at the daily White House briefing.

In a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD the Federal Aviation Administration's James Johnston said the agency was aware of "the possibility of public concern regarding DOD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes" in an around New York City. But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor's office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out.

What are your feelings on federal officials demanding the NYC flyover be kept secret by the NYPD and the mayor's office?

"To say that it should not be made public knowing that it might scare people it's just confounding," Sen. Charles Schumer said. "It's what gives Washington and government a bad name. It's sheer stupidity."

The flyover -- apparently ordered by the White House Office of Military Affairs so it would have souvenir photos of Air Force One with the Statue of Liberty in the background -- had President Obama seeing red.

He ordered a probe and apologized.

"It was a mistake. It will never happen again," President Obama said.

The NYPD was so upset about the demand for secrecy that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly vowed never to follow such a directive again and he accused the feds of inciting fears of a 9/11 replay.



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Update: McCain and Senate Select Committee on POW and MIA



******* Just moving this up to a more recent posting.Because of what John Kerry is doing this month . Will reference later.~ Thank you , Wild Thing ********



The documentary "Missing, Presumed Dead the Search for America's POWs" however focuses more on Senator John McCain successfully blocking the release of classified POW/MIA documents. Here is a DVD extra from that documentary.This video was done by The group Vietnam Veterans Against McCain.





Memorandum for: Vice Chairman, Senate Select Committee on Prisoners of War and Missing in Action

Subject: Possible Violations of Title 18, U.S.C., Section 2071, by the Select Committee and Possible Ethical Misconduct by Staff Attorneys.

From: John F. McCreary

Continuing analysis of relevant laws and further review of the events between 8 April and 16 April 1992 connected with the destruction of the Investigators' Intelligence Briefing Text strongly indicate that the order to destroy all copies of that briefing text on 9 April and the actual destruction of copies of the briefing texts plus the purging of computer files might constitute violations of Title 18, U.S.C., Section 2071, which imposes criminal penalties for unlawful document destruction. Even absent a finding of criminal misconduct, statements, actions, and failures to act by the senior Staff attorneys following the 9 April briefing might constitute serious breaches of ethical standards of conduct for attorneys, in addition to violations of Senate and Select Committee rules. The potential consequences of these possible misdeeds are such that they should be brought to the attention of all members of the Select Committee, plus all Designees and Staff members who were present at the 9 April briefing.

The relevant section of Title 18, U.S.C., states in pertinent part: Section 2071. Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally (a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined not more than $2,000 or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 795)

a. On 8 April 1992, the Investigators' Intelligence Briefing Text was presented to Senior Staff members and Designees for whom copies were available prior to beginning the briefing. Objections to the text by the Designees prompted the Staff Director to order all persons present to leave their copies of the briefing text in Room SRB078. Subsequent events indicated that two copies had been removed without authorization.

b. On 9 April 1992, at the beginning of the meeting of the Select Committee and prior to the scheduled investigators' briefing, Senator McCain produced a copy of the intelligence briefing text, with whose contents he strongly disagreed. He charged that the briefing text had already been leaked to a POW/MIA activist, but was reassured by the Chairman that such was not the case. He replied that he was certain it would be leaked. Whereupon, the Chairman assured Senator McCain that there would be no leaks because all copies would be gathered and destroyed, and he gave orders to that effect. No senior staff member or attorney present cautioned against a possible violation of Title 18, U.S.C., Section 2071, or of Senate or Select Committee Rules.

c. Following the briefing on 9 April, the Staff Director, Ms. Frances Zwenig, restated to the intelligence investigators the order to destroy the intelligence briefing text and took measures to ensure execution of the destruction order. (See paragraph 3 of the attachment.) During one telephone conversation with the undersigned, she stated that she was "acting under orders."

d. The undersigned also was instructed to delete all computer files, which Mr. Barry Valentine witnessed on 9 April.

e. In a meeting on 15 April 1992, the Staff's Chief Counsel, J. William Codinha, was advised by intelligence investigators of their concerns about the possibility that they had committed a crime by participating in the destruction of the briefing text. Mr. Codinha minimized the significance of the documents and of their destruction. He admonished the investigators for "making a mountain out of a molehill."

f. When investigators repeated their concern that the order to destroy the documents might lead to criminal charges, Mr. Codinha replied "Who's the injured party." He was told, "The 2,494 families of the unaccounted for US Servicemen, among others." Mr. Codinha then said, "Who's gonna tell them. It's classified." At that point the meeting erupted. The undersigned stated that the measure of merit was the law and what's right, not avoidance of getting caught. To which Mr. Codinha made no reply. At no time during the meeting did Mr. Codinha give any indication that any copies of the intelligence briefing text existed.

g. Investigators, thereupon, repeatedly requested actions by the Committee to clear them of any wrongdoing, such as provision of legal counsel. Mr. Codinha admitted that he was not familiar with the law and promised to look into it. He invited a memorandum from the investigators stating what they wanted. Given Mr. Codinha's statements and reactions to the possibility of criminal liability, the investigators concluded they must request appointment of an independent counsel. A memorandum making such a request and signed by all six intelligence investigators was delivered to Mr. Codinha on 16 April.

h. At 2130 on 16 April, the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee, convened a meeting with the intelligence investigators, who told him personally of their concern that they might have committed a crime by participating in the destruction of the briefing texts at the order of the Staff Director. Senator Kerry stated that he gave the order to destroy the documents, not the Staff Director, and that none of the Senators present at the meeting had objected. He also stated that the issue of document destruction was "moot" because the original briefing text had been deposited with the Office of Senate Security "all along." Both the Staff Director and the Chief Counsel supported this assertion by the Chairman.

i. Senator Kerry's remarks prompted follow-up investigations (See paragraphs 4 through 9 of the attachment) and inquiries that established that a copy of the text was not deposited in the Office of Senate Security until the afternoon of 16 April. The Staff Director has admitted that on the afternoon of 16 April, after receiving a copy of a memorandum from Senator Bob Smith to Senator Kerry in which Senator Smith outlined his concerns about the destruction of documents, she obtained a copy of the intelligence briefing text from the office of Senator McCain and took it to the Office of Senate Security. Office of Senate Security personnel confirmed that the Staff Director gave them an envelope, marked "Eyes Only," to be placed in her personal file. The Staff Director has admitted that the envelope contained the copy of the intelligence briefing text that she obtained from the office of Senator McCain.

The facts of the destruction of the intelligence briefing text would seem to fall inside the prescriptions of the Statute, Title 18, U.S.C., Section 2071, so as to justify their referral for investigation to a competent law enforcement authority. The applicability of that Statute was debated in United States v. Poindexter, D.D.C. 1989, 725 F. Supp. 13, in connection with the Iran Contra investigation. The District Court ruled, inter alia, that the National Security Council is a public office within the meaning of the Statute and, thus, that its records and documents fell within the protection of the Statute. In light of that ruling, the Statute would seem to apply to this Senate Select Committee and its Staff. The continued existence of a "bootleg" copy of the intelligence briefing text - i.e., a copy that is not one of those made by the investigators for the purpose of briefing the Select Committee - would seem to be irrelevant to the issues of intent to destroy and willfulness; as well as to the issue of responsibility for the order to destroy all copies of the briefing text, for the attempt to carry out that order, and for the destruction that actually was accomplished in execution of that order.

As for the issue of misconduct by Staff attorneys, all member of the Bar swear to uphold the law. That oath may be violated by acts of omission and commission. Even without a violation of the Federal criminal statute, the actions and failures to act by senior Staff attorneys in the sequence of events connected with the destruction of the briefing text might constitute violations of ethical standards for members of the Bar and of both Senate and Select Committee rules. The statements, actions and failures to act during and after the meeting on 15 April, when the investigators gave notice of their concern about possible criminal liability for document destruction, would seem to reflect disregard for the law and for the rules of the United States Senate.

John F. McCreary
May 3, 1992


Dolores Apodaca Alfond
chairwoman of the National Alliance of Families
an all-volunteer MIA organization

Confrontation with witness

One such witness was Dolores Apodaca Alfond, chairwoman of the National Alliance of Families, an all-volunteer MIA organization. Her pilot brother, Capt. Victor J. Apodaca, out of the Air Force Academy, was shot down over Dong Hoi, North Vietnam, in the early evening of June 8, 1967. At least one person in the two-man plane survived. Beeper signals from a pilot's distress radio were picked up by overhead helicopters, but the cloud cover was too heavy to go in. Hanoi has recently turned over some bone fragments that are supposed to be Apodaca's. The Pentagon first declared the fragments to be animal bones. But now it is telling the family -- verbally -- that they came from the pilot. But the Pentagon, for unexplained reasons, will not put this in writing, which means Apodaca is still unaccounted for. Also the Pentagon refuses to give Alfond a sample of the fragments so she can have testing done by an independent laboratory.

Alfond's testimony, at a hearing of the POW/MIA committee Nov. 11, 1992, was revealing. She pleaded with the committee not to shut down in two months, as scheduled, because so much of its work was unfinished. Also, she was critical of the committee, and in particular Kerry and McCain, for having "discredited the overhead satellite symbol pictures, arguing there is no way to be sure that the [distress] symbols were made by U.S. POWs." She also criticized them for similarly discounting data from special sensors, shaped like a large spike with an electronic pod and an antenna, that were airdropped to stick in the ground along the Ho Chi Minh trail.

These devices served as motion detectors, picking up passing convoys and other military movements, but they also had rescue capabilities. Specifically, someone on the ground -- a downed airman or a prisoner on a labor detail -- could manually enter data into the sensor pods. Alfond said the data from the sensor spikes, which was regularly gathered by Air Force jets flying overhead, had showed that a person or persons on the ground had manually entered into the sensors -- as U.S. pilots had been trained to do -- "no less than 20 authenticator numbers that corresponded exactly to the classified authenticator numbers of 20 U.S. POWs who were lost in Laos."

Other than the panel's second co-chairman, Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., not a single committee member attended this public hearing. But McCain, having been advised of Alfond's testimony, suddenly rushed into the room to confront her. His face angry and his voice very loud, he accused her of making "allegations ... that are patently and totally false and deceptive." Making a fist, he shook his index finger at her and said she had insulted an emissary to Vietnam sent by President Bush. He said she had insulted other MIA families with her remarks. And then he said, through clenched teeth: "And I am sick and tired of you insulting mine and other people's [patriotism] who happen to have different views than yours."

Brought to tears

By this time, tears were running down Alfond's cheeks. She reached into her handbag for a handkerchief. She tried to speak: "The family members have been waiting for years -- years! And now you're shutting down." He kept interrupting her. She tried to say, through tears, that she had issued no insults. He kept talking over her words. He said she was accusing him and others of "some conspiracy without proof, and some cover-up." She said she was merely seeking "some answers. That is what I am asking." He ripped into her for using the word "fiasco." She replied: "The fiasco was the people that stepped out and said we have written the end, the final chapter to Vietnam." "No one said that," he shouted. "No one said what you are saying they said, Ms. Alfond." And then, his face flaming pink, he stalked out of the room, to shouts of disfavor from members of the audience.


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

This is such a huge issue for me and why I have such tremendous animosity towards McCain and always will.

John Kerry and Senator John McCain chaired the country's most thorough investigation into the fate of POW/MIAs in Southeast Asia. Unfortunately they did more to obstruct that investigation than to pursue evidence indicating that Vietnam deliberately withheld captured American servicemen.

This is a long post and I apologize for that.

U.S. POW/MIAs Who May Have Survived In Captivity
Prepared by the Office of Senator Bob Smith
Vice-Chairman, Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs
December 1, 1992


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April 28, 2009

Pontiac: R.I.P.







Pontiac -- in business since 1926 -- became a symbol of American muscle cars with Hollywood's glorification of it in the movie "Smokey and the Bandit" and the television show "Night Rider."

Pontiac is a brand of automobiles produced from 1926 till current, and sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico by General Motors (GM), marketed as an "athletic" brand specializing in mainstream performance vehicles.

The Pontiac name was first used in 1906 by the Pontiac Spring & Wagon Works. The name was taken from Chief Pontiac, an American Indian chief who led an unsuccessful uprising against the British shortly after the French and Indian War.

The Oakland Motor Company and Pontiac Spring & Wagon Works Company merged in November 1908 under the name of the Oakland Motor Car Company.

The operations of both companies were joined together in Pontiac, Michigan (of Oakland County) to build the Cartercar. General Motors in 1909 purchased Oakland. General Motors' first Pontiac was conceived of as an affordable six cylinder intending to compete in the more inexpensive four cylinder model range. Within months of its introduction, Pontiac was outselling Oakland.

As a result of Pontiac's sales rising while Oakland's sales were declining, Pontiac became the only companion marque to survive its parent, with Oakland ceasing production in 1932.


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CLICK to play VIDEO ~ Pontiac GTO's to the tune of "Little GTO" by Ronnie and the Daytonas



GM pulls the plug on a brand credited with originating the muscle car.

CNN ....for entire article

GM CEO Fritz Henderson announced that Pontiac will be shut down indefinitely.

Pontiac is scheduled to be shut down next year after inventories are eventually cleared. This news comes as a surprise to many analysts who know that Pontiac was GM’s third best selling make. Other GM subsidiaries like Saturn, Saab, and Hummer are also on the razors edge as they too may be downsized or closed completely. The reason why Pontiac was chosen for the axe was due to profitability concerns. Pontiac was not making GM a substantial enough profit.

21,000 jobs are expected to be cut in the coming months when the company closes its doors. Pontiac was introduced by GM in 1927 with the Pontiac Chief and has been a symbol of power ever since.


CLICK TO PLAY VIDEO ~ This is a generic spot for Pontiac's whole 1987 auto line with the "we build excitement" jingle.




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Wild Thing's comment......

This is just sad! Killed by the UAW and liberalism especially Obama and Pelosi/Reid’s NO Energy Policy. No drilling, no shale oil, no coal diesel, no nothing.

Didn’t HO-bama call the shots here, making him the first US president in history to kill an American car brand?


....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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Shepard Smith vs. Actor Jack Nicholson on Torture



Shepard Smith of Fox News drops F bombs and battles with Jack Nicholson's Colonel Jessep character
from a movie called " A Few Good Men" on the subject of torture.




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

LOL few can lay it on the line quite like a Jack Nicholson character.


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Liz Cheney Speaks Up About Interrogration


Dick Cheney's Daughter, Liz Cheney, Defends Her Father's "Torture " Policies - Part 1


This is how you do it, by the way. You don’t let them define the agenda; you certainly don’t let them define the terms; you concede nothing (you can always agree, but you do not concede); you keep going back to a disputed point over and over again until they get tired of trying to sneak one past you; you never lose your cool; when you catch them trying a stupid tactic like read a headline and pretend that it’s established truth, you call them on it without a hint of self-consciousness; and in this case, you don’t accept the other side’s presumptuous bluff that they speak for the American people. Because they don’t.


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In Part 2 she is asked about VP Dick Cheney saying about Obama being a weak president and how he does not stand up for our country.


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

Gosh I LOVE how she did this!!!!


Last Friday I posted one of these videos.

Holder Won't Selectively Release Terror Memos

I didn't know there were two parts and both are fantstic. Thank God for the Cheney family. Thank you so much Mark.

So here are both of them and well worth watching, Liz Cheney is AWESOME she totally dismantled the MSNBC hack Nora O'Donnell .

Elizabeth Cheney Perry is married to Philip Perry, the former General Counsel of the United States Department of Homeland Security.



....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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The NOT So Articulate Obama Gets Ahead of His Trusty Teleprompter ~ LOL


Obama gets ahead of prompter




Obama’s speech at the National Academy of Sciences Monday morning hit a brief snag when Obama got ahead of his script.

Laying his plan for a President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Obama began to name the members of PCAST listed in his prepared remarks – before realizing he’d already introduced them, earlier in his speech.

“In addition to John – sorry, the – I just noticed I jumped the gun here,” Obama said, pausing for several seconds as he looked at the prompter. “Go ahead. Move it up. I had already introduced all you guys.”

The audience, which gave the president a warm reception, responded with a quiet laugh.



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

LOL this so funny and pathetic at the same time.

If there was one main thing that shows that Obama was elected because of propaganda it is how they kept telling us 24/7 for TWO YEARS what a great speaker he was. We didn't believe it, we saw how bad he was, how without help he could not speak at all, how it was all no more then reading a Dick and Jane book to an audience.
Now they still try to tell us he is an excellent speaker but it is said a lot less and the proof just keeps mounting. LOL



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



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Nation's Talkers Meet On 'imminent threat'






Top hosts hold unprecedented summit to stop efforts at government control

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Putting aside their own competitive interests, representatives of more than two dozen of the nation's top talk shows held an unprecedented private meeting over the weekend to brainstorm strategies against what they agreed are government plans by to squelch critical political speech on radio.

Organized by Brad O'Leary, author of the new book, "Shut Up, America! The End of Free Speech," and Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, the group chose one attendee to be spokesman and chairman of the coalition – syndicated host Roger Hedgecock of San Diego .

A daylong discussion today focused on what was described as the "imminent threat" of so-called "localism" requirements that will subject radio programming to the review by panels of community activists who will evaluate station content. These panels will be empowered to make recommendations for programming changes and challenge at the Federal Communications Commission the licenses renewals of stations that don't heed their advice.

Last month, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., submitted an amendment to the D.C. Voting Bill which would require the FCC to "encourage and promote diversity in ... media ownership" and reaffirm FCC authority to mandate the presentation "of opposing points of view on issues of public importance."

Also of concern to the hosts and producers gathered in the nation's capital was a decision last week by Clear Channel, the nation's largest owner of radio stations, to mandate the creation of local advisory boards by June at all of its properties. The move was seen as pre-emptive as the industry anticipates an FCC stacked with Barack Obama appointees will soon require stations to answer to panels of community activists.

Clear Channel stations will be required to air a total of 12 minutes of public service announcements daily and 84 minutes per week. Community leaders will be invited to submit information for future PSAs. In addition, the company will choose one national cause to be highlighted company-wide each quarter for coordinated campaigns.

The FCC is currently composed of two Democrat and two Republican commissioners. Obama has nominated a new chairman, Julius Genachowski, which would give Democrats a 3-2 majority once he is confirmed.

Obama technology agenda, which states:

"Encourage diversity in the ownership of broadcast media, promote the development of new media outlets for expression of diverse viewpoints, and clarify the public interest obligations of broadcasters who occupy the nation's spectrum."
"Such language is bureaucratese for government control," says O'Leary. "So-called 'public interest' requirements would put broadcasters at the mercy of local review boards. Such boards would, of course, be politically charged entities with the power to bar any broadcast content that is not deemed to be in the 'public interest' of the local community."
O'Leary says the plan amounts to the development of party-approved "commissar committees" to censor the kind of lively and free-wheeling debate America has known since the scrapping of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" by President Reagan's Federal Communications Commission in 1987.

By demanding radio stations answer to local community watchdog boards to ensure programming is "balanced," "fair," "diverse," "tolerant" and "serving the public interest locally," O'Leary says the rules and legislation being planned will once again make talk radio accountable to politicians, political activists and bureaucrats at the FCC.




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

"Diversity" , the socialist code word for accept socialism or else.

The current administration has no more respect for the First Amendment than it does for the Second; they’re just waiting for the right time to move. Against conservatives only, of course.

For so many years we have had the right to free speech, now with Obama that is something that might disappear if ithey get their agenda passed on all the various things he wants to do.



....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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April 27, 2009

UPDATE: FOX Says NO to Narcissistic Obama Demands TV Sweeps Timeslot


UPDATE: April  27th,2009..scroll down to bottom

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TV Guide

Obama has asked to make a prime-time appearance during May sweeps.

White House officials have requested up to an hour of airtime for Wednesday, April 29, according to TV Week. The press conference, which falls on the 100th day of Obama's presidency, will probably air in the 8 o'clock hour and address questions of the president's performance.

Broadcast networks have not yet announced their response, but a source said that they will most likely agree to the administration's request.


Read the comments posted at TVGuide.com for the article.......... The comments at TV Guide are great. At least 9 out of every 10 commenters are sick of hearing from Obama. LOL

Some snippets:


"No! ..."

"Definitely get off the TV..."

"He's such a diva..."

"Again?!?!"

"I voted for, and support President Obama, but this is getting ridiculous."


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

Oh dear God, Please make him shut up!!!!!!!

Today it is a “request”.

Tomorrow it will be a “demand”.

Next, a “command.”

They better start turning him down now or soon they won’t be allowed to deny his dictates.

And good grief an ENTIRE HOUR????? How long does it take him to read "Bush's fault" off the teleprompter?

Surely there is an infomercial on at that time for pubic hair removal or hemorrhoid reduction creams that would be infinitely more interesting.


UPDATE: April  27th,2009






Fox Won’t Air Obama Press Conference

For the first time since Barack Obama took office, a major broadcast network is refusing to grant the president’s request for primetime coverage.


This afternoon the Fox network issued a statement saying it will air regular programming Wednesday night instead of President Obama’s 100-day news conference.

“The Fox Broadcasting Company will not air the Presidential News Conference on Wednesday, April 29 at 8:00 PM (ET),” Fox said via a carefully worded statement. “Fox’s sister networks, Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network, will air the press conference in its entirety. Fox will be alerting viewers with an onscreen graphic at the top of the 8:00 PM (ET) hour that the press conference is available on Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network.”

Fox sticking with schedule instead of Obama

The Fox network is sticking with its regular schedule over President Barack Obama this week.

The network is turning down the president's request to show his prime-time news conference on Wednesday. The news conference marks Obama's 100th day in office. Instead of the president, Fox viewers will see an episode of the Tim Roth drama "Lie to Me."

It's the first time a broadcast network has refused Obama's request. This will be the third prime-time news conference in Obama's presidency. ABC, CBS and NBC are airing it.


This is the first time since Barack Obama took office that a one of the big four broadcast networks has refused the president’s request for primetime coverage.

ABC, CBS and NBC will carry the president’s telecast.


Wild Thing's comment....

Thank God! WOW! This is GREAT news, plus the show they will air is a good one, kind of an interesting show. And how funny is this, the name of the show....." Lie To Me."
ROTFLMAO could the name of the show be any more perfect to air instead of Obama. hahahahaa



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The Voices of the CH-47 Chinook


Sgt. Chris Utter, a Reedsburg, Wis., and flight engineer with B. Company, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, adjusts the rotors atop a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter, at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, April 22.



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Story by Pvt. Jesus Aranda

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq

Sounds of rumbles, whirrs, chops and sustained clatter aggressively compete for audible dominance within the narrow-shelled frame of a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter. These are the voices of a typical U.S. military Chinook awakening from its slumber.

For many first-time passengers, these voices are noises, threatening to deafen unprotected ears and, still, overwhelming even the protected. For the Soldiers and military personnel who operate these aircraft daily on an intimate level, these voices are clear and defined, speaking volumes of information.

One such Soldier is Sgt. Chris Utter, a Reedsburg, Wis., and flight engineer with B. Company, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division.

Moving about the cabin with an energetic, yet stoic, composure, Utter methodically responds to the needs of the aircraft and directs his Soldiers with jargon-laced commands and direction. There isn't a Soldier on the aircraft who doesn't possess and immediate and complete understanding of what needs to be done to make the many clamoring voices of the Chinook sing as one.

As a flight engineer, Utter supervises and maintains the aircraft with his crew, performing pre-flight tests and checks to ensure the safety of his passengers, crew, and the pilots during the upcoming mission.

Utter took on this duty with an involved affection during the early years of his 12-year military career.

According to Utter, the Army's mission in the skies was not always what he wanted to do with his career.

"I originally enlisted in the artillery field," said Utter, in a flight-crew break room. The pilots and crew members laugh heartily and trade stories all around.

The inspiration for making the leap from artillery to flight engineer was one which presented itself during a slow period for his military profession, Utter admitted.

"One event that did trigger an interest for me was when I was deployed to Albania in support of Task Force Hawk," Utter said. "They really didn't have a mission for the artillery battalion I was assigned to, so we ended up pulling a lot of guard duty around the airfield."
"One day I was up in the guard shack with all my gear on, sweating to death, but I look over my shoulder and not far behind us is the parking area for a lot of the aircraft. One of them happened to be the Chinook unit," Utter continued.

From that moment onward, according to Utter, the Chinook has remained "the only one for me."

"While I enjoyed the camaraderie, the professionalism, in the artillery field, the job here on the aviation side of the house is much more satisfying for me," Utter said.

Serving at his first duty station as a flight engineer at Fort Campbell, Utter, despite having served in the U.S. Army for three years, felt his as if he were beginning his military career all over again.

"I started off my career as a ground maintainer and paid my dues and I got a crew slot while at Fort Campbell," said Utter. "It was a whole new progression starting off again. I had to start all over on the crew side and get a whole new knowledge base."

A part of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade since May 2007, Utter has found himself surrounded by professionals who help him further his professional skills.

Utter attributes much of his technical know-how to the crew and pilots who serve alongside him, in support of his new mission supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom in northern Iraq.

"All of our pilots - every last one - are incredible," Utter said, simply. "The knowledge base these guys have is just incredible. Just working with them and picking their brains as best I can gives me a lot to learn from." Working in a field he loves, Utter tackles every task Chinook operations require of him with apparent enthusiasm.
"I absolutely love this aircraft," said Utter, with a grin. "It's such a strange looking aircraft and it doesn't operate like any other rotary-wing helicopter."
"When you're plugged in and you hear the aircraft, it sounds like chaos," Utter said. "It's really chaotic if you don't know what's going on."

Following the inspections and preparations, the Utter and his crew finally begin departure. The Chinook lifts off the landing pad and the pilot pauses mid-air. The noises, sustained and loud, cause chatter between the pilot and crew.

The "strange looking aircraft's" raucous voices, seemingly speaking a language meant only for those closest to them, may sound foreign to passengers, but Utter knows. Utter speaks to the pilot through the headset within his helmet, the two offering their interpretations of what the aircraft is saying.

"It's so complex, I don't think anyone has a complete understanding of what's going on, but you can get to a level where when one of the sounds of the aircraft changes you almost know what it was that caused the change."

Utter and his crew know.


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Landing in snow



Wild Thing's comment......

I LOVE the sound of the Huey so I can only imagine what a Chinook sounds like.

Great story and thank you to Sgt. Chris Utter!!


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Ground Zero Memorial: 'Made in COMMUNIST China'




Architect's model of completed One World Trade Center



Redesigned World Trade Center to be built with Beijing glass

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It used to be called the "Freedom Tower," built by Americans in memory of 9/11, but the building planned to be constructed at Ground Zero has had its name changed to One World Trade Center, and according to a Pennsylvania newspaper's editorial, should now be stamped "Made in China."

The editorial board at Harrisburg's Patriot-News made the charge after learning that the tower's first 20 stories, designed to be clad in blast-resistant glass in case of future terrorist ambitions, will now be shielded by glass manufactured … in Beijing.

"Despite the fact that three American glass manufacturers, including Pittsburgh-headquartered PPG Industries, spent months working with the tower architects to plan and develop a new kind of glass for floors one through 20, none of these American companies was awarded the contract to make the glass," writes the Patriot-News. "That 'honor' is going to Chinese workers, mainly because they get paid so little."

Pull back the curtain on the rough-and-tumble environment in which so many of our consumer products are being manufactured with "Poorly Made in China: An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game"

US Glass Magazine reported the contract for the safety-critical glass was awarded to the lowest bidder, a U.S. firm, DCM Solera, which subcontracted procurement of the glass from a Chinese manufacturer.

WABC-TV in New York City reports that PPG Industries actually developed the blast-resistant technology in the glass and had been considered the front-runner to fulfill the $82 million contract.

Vicky Holt, senior vice president of PPG, told the station, "It is absolutely astounding to us that they would take a project with this level of development work that we all invested in prior to it's completion, and one with this level of visibility, and bid it offshore."

The Sentinel of Cumberland County, Pa., reports that the Chinese firm can only produce the glass because it holds a license from PPG to use the technology. The paper also issued its own editorial, criticizing New York City's Port Authority, which is charged with construction of the memorial tower:

"We know, too, that not everyone who died in the horrific fire and collapse of the twin towers was an American – 329 people were foreign nationals, four of them from China," writes the paper. "But the terrorist attack was made on America soil. The overwhelming majority of casualties – on the planes, in the buildings and among the rescuers – were Americans. When the new trade center is complete, it will have an American address and, like the original, symbolize America.


"Surely American workers should be the ones whose hands and minds supply the wherewithal to build anew on a site that will always be viewed as sanctified by the events of Sept. 11, 2001," The Sentinel concludes.

Further, the statement asserted, "We've inspected the firm's manufacturing in China and they're confident that the glass they will fabricate will meet or exceed safety code standards."

The safety argument failed to convince Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who is calling on the Port Authority to rescind the glass contract.

"I think that we have seen product after product from China be unreliable," Schumer told WABC-TV, "and in this instance, we need the most reliable."
Fire safety expert Glenn Corbett told the station, "This building has to not only meet but exceed every possible safety and security standard out there."

Subcontracting 20 stories of blast-resistant glass to the Chinese, Corbett says, is a mistake.

"This is the number one terrorist target in the country," he told WABC-TV. "Why are we setting our standards so low for the minimum possible bid on this?"
"The decision puts a crack in the veneer of what should have been a great American monument," concludes the Patriot-News editorial. "Now it might as well be stamped 'Made in China.'"




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

Destroyed by muzzie terrorists...memorial built by Commies... is this a great country or what!

I miss America so much!!!!


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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


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Two Must See Videos of Charlatan Al Gore


Gore To Blackburn: If You Think It's About Greed, "You Don't Know Me"



It Pays to Go Green! Al Gore's Net Worth Jumps From $2 Million in 2000 to $100 Million in 2008

h/t Pro Patria

According to public disclosure information, Gore was worth somewhere between $1 million and $2 million in 2000. So just what has Al Gore gained from his Big Green escapades? According to public disclosure information, Gore was worth somewhere between $1 million and $2 million in 2000. Not quite eight years later, Gore is estimated to be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million.

While I ordinarily would applaud such financial gains from such a short period of time, I can’t help but to question just how it happened. When you look out at what Al Gore has done, it’s evident that he figured out on a way to capitalize on the creation of Big Green while becoming the official doomsday prophet that has helped to build Big Green into the monetary powerhouse that it has become.

In any other industry this would be considered a severe conflict of interest. In essence, Al Gore has helped to create a fictitious catastrophe, then told everybody what the solutions have to be, and then put himself in a position to capitalize on the hype. It’s not only seriously dishonest, but many people and industries are going to suffer in the wake of this hype while Gore and Big Green bring in millions (and in some cases, billions) of dollars in green money.

Big Green has long since evolved past any resemblance of environmentalism and has become nothing more than a multi-billion dollar money-making machine. It’s time to start asking just who (or what) benefits from the pop-culture green movement because it certainly isn’t the environment.


Hearings began last Tuesday afternoon in the Energy and Commerce Committee on the “American Clean Energy and Security Act,” otherwise known as the “Cap and Trade” legislation.

Congressman Scalise questioned former Vice President Al Gore about a "cap and trade" energy tax in the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Friday, April 24, 2009.

Congressman Scalise is awesome, he does not let Gore run over him, and he speak up. Excellent! that video really kicks into gear about halfway through.




"When you’re talking legislation that essentially amounts to a declaration of economic war on the Midwest by liberals on Capitol Hill. The American people are entitled to know how much that is going to cost them and future generations,” Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana.

Obama, as a candidate for the office, told the San Francisco Chronicle that his cap and trade tax plan would necessarily cause electric bills to skyrocket.

Rep. Mike Pence showed the video in which Obama told interviewers in the January, 2008 video, “Under my plan, the cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad because I’m capping greenhouse gasses coal power plants, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to, uh, retrofit their operations. That will cost money; they will pass that money on to consumers.”

Pence reaction to the video, “We don’t believe that a draconian national energy tax dropped on top of a coal-burning industry principally that -- according to the President of the United States last year -- will cause utility rates to ‘skyrocket’ is the right approach. … Since we arrived on Capitol Hill we’ve heard a lot of good things about working together and what we have seen is the opposite. What we have seen is closed rules, limited amendments, last minute introduction; we’ve seen massive, hundreds of billions of dollars of legislation that’s been brought to the floor -- twelve hours to review it, twenty-four hours to review it. Our concern would be that the American people are entitled to count the cost of this cap and trade legislation and not wait until the day before the bill comes out of committee and goes to the floor and passes to be told what it will cost.”

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee said, about the devastating affect this sort of carbon tax has had on countries in the European Union and the impact this would have on American jobs.

“When you look at what has happened in Europe and they have basically given up their manufacturing and their production base,” Blackburn said. “When you go there you don’t see a lot that’s being done with cement, with ores, with metals, with steel. That is a void in their economy. You go to places like Denmark and they talk about wanting to move toward having everybody buy their own individual carbon credits that they use every year and that is taxing the very air you breathe.”

The MIT study that produced the average annual cost to consumers of $3,128 per household in increased energy cost alone also produced staggering numbers of job losses from this carbon tax scheme.

“The increased cost was not only in the tax that would be paid but also in the loss of jobs: 3 to 6 million American jobs through the same study,” Blackburn said. “The Democrats tout that this would create 2 million clean energy or green jobs, but our concern is that it would be a net jobs loss for the economy on top of the increased tax per household. We’re all for clean air, we’re all for clean water, we are all for clean energy. We are for conservation and taking good care of this planet that we live on, but we are not for taxing people out of house and home in order to pay for some of these programs that they are wanting to bring forward.”


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

Gore will perpetrate any lie or delusion in order get more green into his wallet.

Neither Al Gore nor John Warner addressed a single question put forth to them. All I heard was blabbering nonsense from both of them. Congressman Scalise was fantasst and had both Gore and Warner squirm in their seats.

Cap & Tax is designed to destroy our economy, leading to further consolidation of power at the White House, trashing the Constitution, and full conversion to socialism.

One thing also I want to keep in mind are these that stand up to the Democrats. They may be few in numbers but once we vote out the rino's like John McCain and try to get more like the ones mentioned in this post we will have a chance to save our awesome country.



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Sgt. Darron Mikeworth After Long Recovery from Bomb Blast In Iraq Seeks Return to Army



In this March 2, 2009 photo, Sgt. Darron Mikeworth poses at home with his family in San Antonio. From left are his son Ryan, 7, son Connor, 6, and wife, Dea. Mikeworth lost an eye, his nose, and broke every bone in his face when he was attacked by a suicide bomber in 2005 in Iraq. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


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In this March 2, 2009 photo, Sgt. Darron Mikeworth plays a board game with his family in San Antonio. Mikeworth lost an eye, his nose, and broke every bone in his face when he was attacked by a suicide bomber in 2005 in Iraq.


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SAN ANTONIO, TX


His first glimpse in the mirror was largely a blur.

Sgt. Darron Mikeworth had just come out of a drug-induced coma -- his mind was still in a fog and he was so weak he could barely stand.

Three weeks before, in Iraq, a suicide bomber had raced up to the right side of his Humvee, igniting a barrel of explosives that tore into the machine gunner's face. He nearly died.

Mikeworth awoke in a hospital bed, thousands of miles away.

He was relieved he still had his arms and legs. He was thrilled, too, that his ears had survived the blast. But he had wounds he could not see, life-changing wounds. His wife, Dea, helped break the news: His face was in bad shape. His left eye was useless. And there was more.

At first, Mikeworth was too groggy to absorb it all. He was caught up in hallucinations of basketball players shooting hoops in the hospital, of cars on the highway floating in air. He didn't know what was fantasy and what wasn't -- until he shuffled into the physical therapy room and stood numbly before a full-length mirror.

"I just had to keep telling myself I'm NOT going to wake up out of this one," he says. "THIS is not a dream. THIS is real."

His head was one giant purple bruise, his eyelids were nearly swollen shut. His left eye had been removed (he'd given his OK from his hospital bed.) His eyelashes and most of his eyebrows were singed off; so, too, was his hair halfway back on his scalp. His nose was mostly gone, just a sliver of cartilage remaining; skeletal-like bones revealed his sinuses. His top right lip was curled into a snarl, making it impossible to close his mouth. His right jaw was torn. His bottom teeth, loosened by the blast, were wired together.

His face -- every bone has been shattered -- was splattered with pinkish third-degree burns.

"I could have just flipped out," he says, pausing to remember. "But I looked in the mirror and said, all right, there's no changing it. I just have to deal with it. This is me now."

Darron Mikeworth's face was his identity.

So, too, was his life as a soldier.

He was about to embark on a long journey to regain both.

Sgt. Mikeworth, the warrior, will tell you he is the same man he was Before The Bomb.

The 32-year-old soldier who served two stints in Iraq (and two more in Kosovo and the Sinai) still wants to take down the bad guys, still thrives on being a cog in the big Army machine.

But Sgt. Mikeworth, the survivor, also knows that no matter how much he heals, he'll forever be defined, in some way, by what happened near Baghdad on April 29, 2005.

"I'm going to be `the blown-up guy' wherever I go," he says. "Anytime I walk into a room, I just know I'm going to be different looking and I'm going to be perceived differently."

Mikeworth knew with the severity of his wounds there was no way doctors could turn back the clock. The smile his wife adored, the laser-like vision he was proud of, the slender face that was uniquely his -- they were gone for good. He refused then -- as he does now -- to dwell on the losses.

"I see guys with injuries five times worse than what I have," he says.
"I have no reason to feel sorry for myself. I could be in a box underground somewhere. Every day above ground is a GOOD day."

But he needed to become himself again, so that he at least would recognize the face in the mirror and so that the people he encountered would see him as a man, not as a victim.

That's where Operation Mend came in.

A one-of-kind partnership between the UCLA Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center -- the military's main hospital for burn patients -- the program provides reconstructive surgery to members of the military who've been severely disfigured in Iraq and Afghanistan. So far, 24 men and women have been treated.

Mikeworth is now nearing the end of his surgeries.

His road to recovery is a war story that has been part medical marvel, part profile in courage -- the stalwart soldier who rebuilds his confidence as doctors rebuild his face.

All along, as UCLA surgeons have tucked and trimmed, adding a bit of cartilage here, a flap of skin there, Mikeworth has yearned to return to the simple routines in life, dreaming of the day when he could:

Pick up his two sons without worrying he'd scare their classmates.
Walk around the mall without turning heads.
Be a face, not THE face, in the crowd.

"Is your husband a vain man?" the nurse asked Dea Mikeworth.
No, Dea replied. This was a day in May, 2005, and she was still reeling from seeing Darron's bruised, swollen face for the first time. His head was twice its normal size.
"That's good," she was told. "He'll have an easier time adjusting. He's never going to look the same."

Dea knew instantly what would bother Darron most: Half his vision was gone. His features were mangled. People would stare. She knew, too, how hard that would be for Darron, an introvert who preferred the sidelines to the spotlight, a soldier who'd rather slip into a room, do his job, then slip out quietly.


"I used to like to be able to stand in the back of the crowd and not be noticed," he explains. "I like to be anonymous."

Suddenly, he was the center of attention, and often not in a good way.

Weeks after his release, Mikeworth and his family visited Ripley's Believe It or Not museum. His legs were bandaged, his burned hands in gloves. He wore sunglasses, his nose was just slits.

As he stood, motionless, a young woman apparently thought he was a wax exhibit. When he moved, she was startled. Thinking he was an actor, she blurted: "What are you supposed to be?"'
"I just looked at her and said, 'I'm a blown-up soldier."'
Dea says they can laugh now but back then, she was filled with anger and pain, knowing how much that experience hurt her husband, who grew even more reluctant to go out.

When he did, there were more awkward moments.

Mikeworth quickly aborted a Christmas Eve shopping trip at a crowded mall when he noticed people doing double takes. He encountered strangers who'd burst into tears or try to press money into his hands.

Dea recalls one store cashier who leaned over and asked, "What happened to him? What's his name?" even though Darron was standing right there. People thought because "his face was messed up, something was wrong with him," she says.

Mikeworth was understanding, even empathetic.

"I was pretty gruesome in the beginning," he says. "I looked like I came out of some Halloween horror movie. I know that. Sometimes if I was having a bad day, I'd get mad at the situation I found myself in, but I would never get angry at the people."

At home, Dea says, her husband sometimes hid in the bedroom, even when her friends visited. He wouldn't go to their son's kindergarten, fearing Ryan's classmates would tease the boy.

If someone new was coming over, he'd ask Dea to give them a heads-up, saying: "Did you warn her kids that I look kind of funny -- just so I wouldn't scare them." She complied.

Even simple pleasures became haunting reminders.

"I can remember nights sitting on the couch watching TV looking at people," he says, "thinking they have TWO eyes. I'm never going to look like that again."

None of that seemed to faze his sons, Ryan, now 7, and Connor, 6.

When the boys were about to come home after a two-month stay with Dea's parents in Illinois, she tried to prepare them by sending them photos of their injured father. Connor, then 3, studied Darron's obliterated nose and drooping left eye socket, then blithely announced: "Yep, that's my daddy. Where's my mom?"

Once everyone was reunited, the boys brought laughter into the home.

When Mikeworth had to wear round plastic devices called nasal trumpets -- they act like fake nostrils -- they dubbed it his Pig Nose.

When he got a latex wider-than-normal prosthetic nose attached with glue, they dubbed it his Big Nose. One day the glue wore away and the nose fell off while Mikeworth was napping. Their cat, Anastasia, snatched it, with Connor, Ryan and Dea in hot pursuit.

Mikeworth found ways to poke fun at himself, too. When a photographer for a medical journal assured him his privacy would be maintained, the sergeant replied: "Doesn't matter either way. No skin off my nose." Pun intended, most definitely.

But humor was just a temporary distraction.

"When you're without a nose, with burns on your skin, without an eye, it's a hard thing to swallow," says Lisa Gustafson, his former case manager and the Operation Mend coordinator at Brooke. "You've got a family. You're afraid you're going to lose your wife. People in the community are staring at you. You don't know if you have a future, if you have a paycheck. That's pretty scary for a young man. He had a lot of heck of a lot of weight on his shoulders."

Dea tried using tough love. Early on, when Mikeworth confided he felt "useless" and feared he'd never drive again and be able to support his family, she was blunt.

Remember, she said, my father is blind in one eye, he worked all his life, he even played softball with me.

"I was kind of rough on him," she says. "I'm not a person big on self-pity. He needed to hear what I had to say. But he had every right to grieve for what he lost before I kicked him in the butt. I was just too early."
But Dea, Gustafson says, has been "a perfect wife," always at her husband's side.
"We were kids together," Dea explains. "One eye, two eyes, one hand, two hands. It doesn't matter what he looks like. He's Darron."

They met at age 15 when Mikeworth's father retired from the Army, settling in the tiny farming town of Robinson, Ill. From high school to life partners, they are a study in contrasts.

Dea is animated and talkative; Darron is shy and sparing with his words. She doesn't consider much off limits. He zealously guards his privacy. And yet, this ordeal has, not surprisingly, unified them.

"We're both pretty pragmatic people," she says. "Yeah, this sucks. But we need to deal with it and move forward."

At Brooke, Mikeworth endured about 16 surgeries, many on the lower right arm that he almost lost in the blast.
He had skin grafted from his thighs for arm and knee burns. A bone graft from his skull for his cheek. And titanium pins inserted around his eyes and cheekbones.

Within three months, he asked to return to his unit, the 603rd Transportation Co., even though he could barely walk. "I think that was kind of denial," Dea says. "He wanted it to be over, he wanted to be a regular soldier again."


The Army later recommended he retire -- he's classified having an 80 percent disability -- but Mikeworth was insistent. His attitude, Gustafson says, was "I'm staying in the military with or without a nose, with or without an eye."

But reconstructive facial surgery at Brooke proved to be slow going.

"It felt like my entire life and career were on hold," Mikeworth says. "It just seemed ... I'd always be a patient." Gustafson tried to boost his spirits with daily phone calls.
"You are a soldier," she'd tell him. "You are NOT going to give up. You're going to continue to fight." She reminded him of what he'd been through. "You WILL get over it," she said.

In the fall of 2007, Gustafson heard about a pilot program at UCLA called "Operation Mend." Mikeworth seemed an ideal candidate.

He flew to California to be evaluated.

"They said they were going to fix me up," he says. "It was a golden opportunity and I knew it."

One of the first people Mikeworth met was Dr. Timothy Miller, UCLA's chief of reconstructive and plastic surgery. Miller knows about the sacrifices of war firsthand.

He earned a Bronze Star in Vietnam and has been known to wear a camouflage hat from those days in the operating room.

When talking about Operation Mend, Miller often recalls a quotation he saw etched above a church door, decades ago, when he was teaching in Italy. It said: "It is the divine right of man to look human."

Once when Miller was giving a speech about the UCLA program, Darron Mikeworth heard him use that phrase -- and something just clicked.

"It's a lesson so plain no one thinks about it," he says. "Everyone wants to look like a human being. You don't know what it is to have your nose there, then it's gone and you have two slits in your face. Complete strangers are wondering things and thinking things about you and you haven't even gotten to a handshake."

Once Mikeworth became an Operation Mend patient, doctors took photos, made measurements and developed a stage-by-stage reconstruction plan.

Starting in January 2008, they began operating about once a month.

For his nose, doctors used a small piece of cartilage grafted from his ear, then tucked it under a flap of skin on the right side of his forehead above his eyebrow. They stored it there -- Mikeworth says it was like stubby little horns -- for about four weeks.

Doctors partially elevated the flap before pivoting it clockwise down to his nose. It remained attached so it looked like an elephant trunk for a time while they made sure there was proper blood flow. Then they shaped and thinned it.

The lower left side of his nose that had been worked on at Brooke was a bulbous mass (Mikeworth's boys dubbed it his "bubble gum" nose). Surgeons removed thick cartilage that made it hard to breathe, inserted new cartilage and thinned it out.

For his left eye, they created a new lower dam-like eyelid (he lost his in the blast), using forehead skin and a piece of tissue from the roof of Mikeworth's mouth. It's strong enough to hold a prosthetic eye, which will come later.

"It's amazing what they can do," Mikeworth says. "They just take parts of you from everywhere and rearrange them."

For his mouth, they removed scarred skin on his upper lip that had exposed his teeth and created a snarl -- Dea jokingly called it his Elvis snarl. A skin graft made the lip full again. Doctors still plan a tattooed line to mask the scars and make the lip look more balanced.

"Getting him to look like he did before is totally unrealistic," says Dr. Christopher Crisera, his chief surgeon. "My goal is to try and get them to a point where they're happy the way they look."

He already is.

Each time Mikeworth returned from a major surgery, friends noticed progress. "I was seeing it, too," he says. "It kept improving and I was happy and smiling about it the whole time."

Gustafson, his former caseworker, says Mikeworth no longer speaks in a monotone, staring at the floor. He no longer has to be tracked down in the smoke shack; Gustafson says he initiates visits, and has a lot more to say.

"He's more motivated, excited about life, excited about who he is," she says. "He walks around with his head up. Now he's feeling so much better about himself."
When she recently asked to see the progress of his eye, he lifted his sunglasses. "He was just so proud," she says. "I just popped him in the chest and said, 'I've got to hug you. We did it.' It would be easy to take no for answer and say, `I'll disabled for the rest of my life."'

Last summer, Darron returned home to escort his sister, Amanda, down the aisle at her wedding. He started walking, then noticed he still was wearing sunglasses. He yanked them off.

His reason: "I just wanted to be me."

Sgt. Mikeworth hopes to join an Army unit by summer.

He's on medical hold while he looks for a suitable slot where the Army can use him. He's thinking about military intelligence or becoming an instructor.

"I don't want to be put on a shelf or a back burner, or left in a corner anywhere," he says. "If they give me half an opportunity, I can demonstrate I can do the job."

Gustafson understands.

"Will he be 70 in some VA home talking about this war?" she asks. "He's not that type. He's not someone denying this has happened to him. He's not out for revenge. He just wants to be a soldier. So many want to go back to the war for revenge. He just wants to do his job."

Still, some scars will never disappear.

"It's not something 20 years from now he's going to pull out of the box and show his kids," Dea says. "It has completely changed our lives."
At school, she says, the boys are the sons of the guy who got hurt. Among friends, she's the wife of the injured soldier. "Wherever we move, whatever unit he's in," she says, "there's still that little tag on you that identifies you."

But Dea is elated to see Darron's transformation.

They no longer limit family outings to dark movie theaters. He goes on errands alone and last year attended a parent-teacher conference -- an unimaginable thought, not long ago.

"I used to be afraid to go pick up the kids at the bus stop because I was afraid I looked like a monster," he says. "Now I pop on my sunglasses and just walk down the street and unless somebody walks up and gets into my face and starts talking to me, they have no clue.
"It is," he says, "a pretty good feeling."




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

This is a great story of love..the love of this soldier for his country; his love for his family..and the love of his wife for him ...and the love of all the medical personnel who are helping him!

Thank you Sgt. Darron Mikeworth and to his family who make sacrifices in order for him to help keep us safe. He and his family are another reason to be proud of America!

God, bless these men and women. They are America's secret weapon and will keep us free. I love them!


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John Podesta's Letter Pushing For Judge Jay Bybee To Resign



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Podesta letter: Impeach Bybee

Politico

John Podesta, the head of a left-leaning think tank who ran the Obama transition team, is calling for the impeachment of Jay Bybee, a federal judge and former Bush administration official who wrote one of the “torture memos” made public last week.

In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chair John Conyers (D-Mich.), Podesta says that since he has "issued opinions that violate the Constitution and concealed relevant aspects of his legal views and professional conduct from the Senate, Bybee has neither the legal nor moral authority to sit in judgment of others."

Podesta becomes one of the most prominent Democrats to push for Bybee’s impeachment. The former Clinton chief of staff runs the influential Center for American Progress, and is close to the Obama administration. Obama has left open the door to prosecutions of the authors of the memos that authorized harsh interrogation techniques, even as the president has tried to tamp down calls for a congressional commission to investigate the matter.

Conyers last week announced that he would hold hearings on the memo writers, that while some of the authors were engaged in honest analysis, others were law breakers. He did not specify names, but warned, "We're coming after these guys."

Dear Chairman Conyers,

I am writing to ask you to consider holding impeachment hearings against 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jay Bybee, should he decide not to voluntarily resign.

As you are well aware, Judge Bybee is the only architect of the Bush administration’s torture program to currently hold public office.

A legal memorandum signed by Judge Bybee when he was the head of the Office of Legal Counsel and recently released by the Obama administration approved the use of cruel, inhuman, and degrading techniques, including waterboarding, slamming a detainee into a wall, depriving a detainee of sleep for up to eleven days at a time, and trapping a prisoner in a "confinement box" with insects in order to induce terror. The techniques endorsed by Judge Bybee’s memoranda violated U.S. law and our commitments under the United Nations Convention Against Torture.

On March 13, 2003, Judge Bybee was confirmed by a 74-19 vote in the Senate. During his Senate hearings, Mr. Bybee stonewalled the Judiciary Committee when asked about his role in national security matters. He said at the time, “As an attorney at the Department of Justice, I am obliged to keep confidential the legal advice that I provide to others in the executive branch." A number of Senators have now acknowledged that, had they known then what they now know, Judge Bybee would not have been confirmed.

Jay Bybee currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals, one level removed from the U.S. Supreme Court. He has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution. Yet, having issued opinions that violate the Constitution and concealed relevant aspects of his legal views and professional conduct from the Senate, Bybee has neither the legal nor moral authority to sit in judgment of others.

My organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, has collected signatures from approximately 20,000 Americans (see attached) who have expressed their deep-felt and sincere desire to see that Judge Bybee is held to account for authorizing torture. It is unacceptable to allow him to continue to serve in his current role. Judge Bybee should resign, but if he fails to do so, I urge you to begin impeachment proceedings against him.

Sincerely,
John Podesta



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

Impeach Bybee? I say we give the man a promotion to the Supreme Court.

Speaking of the Constitution Podesta, what about Obama Mugabi's birth certificate?

George Soros he owner of the Democrat Party must have demanded this letter from his acolyte Podesta.


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Oh my Gosh ~ Guy Gets Owned by Explosives on a Sledge Hammer



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

LOL the idiot is too stupid to know he is way too close.

I sure hope they leave this bs in Mexico when they come here illegally to live. That last thing we need is our streets turned into this kind of stuff.


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


Horace
U.S.Army
Horace Smith, Pvt. E-1, USAR
1956-1964


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Hate Crimes Bill H.R. 1913 Primed For House Debate



Congressman Rooney offered an amendment asking that veterans be added to the list of protected under the act.

Enter Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz.......






Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz says veterans are not "real victims" of hate crimes during a Judiciary Committee markup of H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Act of 2009.



Philadelphia Newspaper .....The Bulletin

A federal bill that would amend the hate crimes law to include crimes against people due to their sexual orientation, was approved late last week by the House Judiciary Committee, clearing the way for the bill’s consideration by the full House of Representatives.

The bill, also known as the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, passed the Judiciary Committee by a vote of 15-12. The bill is similar to one that was passed by the House two years ago and has received criticism from those concerned that the legislation could be used to persecute Christians who do not approve of homosexual practices.

The Judiciary Committee rejected a number of amendments offered by several congressman seeking to protect religious liberty, to protect the unborn, to protect against violence by illegal aliens and to clarify the bill’s meanings of “gender identity” and “sexual orientation.” One of the rejected amendments, offered by Congressman Gohmert of Texas, sought to ensure that ministers could not be prosecuted for abetting a hate crime simply because they preach from the Bible.

“The federal hate crimes bill is bad news for everyone,” said Pacific Justice Institute President Brad Dacus, who testified against the bill two years ago. “Instead of treating all crime victims equally, it creates a caste system where select groups, such as gays and lesbians, are given greater priority in the criminal justice system.
“This is not progress; it is political correctness. In other nations and states, the adoption of hate crimes legislation has been the first step toward widespread suppression of speech and ideas critical of homosexuality.”

The House could debate the bill as early as this week, and President Barack Obama is expected to sign the measure if it reaches his desk.




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

We have such an awesome Constitution, and I will never understand in a gazillion years why the left hates it so much. And we have had the best country in the entire world, no other country can compare to the United States of America, so that too I will never comprehend the reason why so many want to change it in any way.

This administration is not intent on wiping out militant Islamism; they are intent on wiping out any opposition to them in this country. They are more concerned with control of the right, keeping us silent, and not allowing us to speak out.

I am grateful to the voices that have spoken up to the left, few I know but at least some have. I hope and pray this bill will be stopped.


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The Return of the Godfathers as Mob Bosses are Released



Daily Express

The FBI is on alert for the biggest Mob reunion of all time with six of the world’s most powerful Mafia bosses due to be paroled within months of each other.

All of them held key roles in New York’s five criminal “families” before being jailed for racketeering, extortion, conspiracy to murder and loan sharking. At least a dozen more underlings will also be freed this year.

Agents fear the mass release will trigger an unprecedented gangster bloodbath as the bosses reclaim their old positions. One senior FBI officer said: “Six of the Mafia’s most notorious capos and underbosses are hitting the streets at around the same time, as well as many henchmen.

“First, we expect a brutal power struggle as they push aside the Wise Guys who stepped-up in their place. Then we anticipate a series of turf wars between the families. When the dust settles, with hierarchies re-established, it’s going to be back to business…big time.”

The Gambino, Bonanno, Colombo, Genovese and Luchese mobs have fallen into disarray over the past two years. Rules of entry have been relaxed, with wannabe ‘soldiers’ allowed in if they can prove even distant Italian ancestry and murder no longer a prerequisite.

“Discipline has collapsed dramatically in all five families over the past two years,” said the senior agent. “They have lacked leadership and there are Mafia affiliates on the street now who would rather remain ‘independents’ than become ‘made men’ because there’s little kudos to being in the Mob these days, plus they get to have more control over their finances, rather than having to pass a hefty ‘taste’ of every illegal job they do up the chain to multiple capos, underbosses and godfathers.”

All that is about to change as the ‘dirty half-dozen’ bosses return to shake-up what mobsters and agents alike started to jokingly refer to as the’Cosy Nostra’.

The big six are Domenico ‘Italian Dom’ Cefalu, George ‘Big Georgie’ DeCicco, Joseph ‘Joe C’ Caridi, Benedetto Aloi, Matthew ‘Matty the Horse’ Ianniello, and Anthony ‘Fat Anthony’ Rabito.

Rabito is a Bonanno capo running rackets since the Seventies, when he was previously convicted during the famous Donnie Brasco undercover probe.

As well as the Big Six, Genovese capo Lawrence ‘Little Larry’ Dentico, 85, will be freed on May 12 after serving four years for running an illicit gambling ring.

Also due for release on parole on November 28, the same day as his boss Joseph Caridi, is Luchese capo John ‘Johnny Sideburns’ Cerella, 68, and the two are expected to be immediately reinstalled in their old positions of power.

Federal agents anticipate a further shake-up in the Bonanno hierarchy when veteran hoodlum Salvatore ‘Toto’ Catalano, 67, is released on November 14 after serving 29 years for drug smuggling and distribution.

He was a key player in the infamous ‘Pizza Connection’ case in the Eighties, when the Mob was importing heroin from Sicily and using New York pizzerias as distribution hubs. Another dangerous old-timer due for release is Salvatore ‘Sally Dogs’ Lombardino, 78, who has served more than 10 years in connection with the murder of suspected informer James Randazzo. Lombardino honoured the Mafia code of silence known as ‘omerta’ and has never uttered a word to authorities.

The senior FBI source said: “None will be happy about the way things have been run while they’ve been inside and mob soldiers will be trembling in their fine Italian shoes at the prospect of these men returning to take command once again.”




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

Heads up to Janet Napolitano and Rosa Brooks, Obama, Rahm , Eric Holder ( gun ban enthusiast ) and the rest of the Soros gang. Gosh all these gangs and Obama is working over time on his how to destroy America in 4 years agenda. grrrr

Several years ago during the race riots in Los Angeles, not the ones in 1992, the Watts riots. They were also going on in other States as well at the same time. The Mafia in Las Vegas got together, all lined up across a main street in the black residential area of town, long coats on and carrying appropriate weapons of choice. The instructed the soon to be rioters to think again if they had any plans on rioting in Las Vegas. The blacks backed down.

Maybe the Mafia will take on MS-13 the drug wars in Mexico and our border.

Some topics the Mafia might have a strong opinion on:

Janet Napolitano and her DHS
Banning guns
Hate crimes speech
"Voluntary service" of the Youth
Terrorists




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April 26, 2009

Witchhunt Democrats Call for Impeachment of Judge Bayee About Interrogation Tactics



Democrats Call for Impeachment of Judge Who Justified Interrogation Tactics

Jay Bybee, one of the lawyers who wrote the opinions justifying the Bush-era interrogation tactics, is now a federal judge in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Democrats want that to change.

FOX news

Some Democrats in Congress are having a tough time convincing President Obama, as well as their colleagues, to form an independent "truth" commission to probe the evolution of interrogation tactics under the Bush administration.

So lawmakers who oppose those techniques are looking for the next best thing -- the impeachment of one of the authors of the so-called "torture memos."

Jay Bybee, one of the lawyers who wrote the opinions justifying the tactics, is now a federal judge in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

That should change, some Democrats say.

"I think someone who writes a how-to memo on how to break the law should not be a federal judge," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.
Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that gave Bybee a thumbs-up before he was confirmed by the full Senate, argues there never would have been a vote if those memos had been in the record at the time.
"Neither the White House, the Bush administration nor Mr. Bybee gave us the full truth when his nomination was before the Senate," the Vermont senator said. "Had we been given the full truth about what he did, he never would have been confirmed by the Senate. I think both Republicans and Democrats would have voted him down."

Democrats are getting a lot of pressure from left-leaning groups who are after Bybee's hide.

But Republicans seem to be bracing for a fight. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., thinks it would be wrong to judge those legal opinions without considering they were written shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks -- when the CIA was trying to track down other Al Qaeda threats against the country.
"I think Judge Bybee should be given a medal for what he did," King said. "But even if I disagreed with those memos, these were memos written in good faith. These are well-written, well-reasoned memos -- people may disagree with them, but he belongs on the bench, he should stay on the bench."
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is on record strongly opposing the techniques used by the CIA, but he thinks it would be wrong to go after Bybee now.
"These people gave their honest opinions even if they were wrong," he told FOX News. "So now we're supposed to investigate them and criminalize them because of their honest opinions? You know, if you went after every lawyer in America who gave bad advice, we'd have pretty crowded dockets."
President Obama on Tuesday opened the door for the possible prosecution of those lawyers who drafted the Department of Justice memos, by deferring to the attorney general on the matter.
Attorney General Eric Holder says only that he'll follow the law in examining the memos, and since Tuesday, Obama has seemed to back away from the calls on the left for a criminal probe.


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EDITORIAL: Impeach Bybee? What a joke

Obama loathes torture opinion that saved American lives

Las Vegas Review Journal

The laws of war, as subscribed to by most civilized nations -- even if adherence can be spotty -- draw an important distinction between uniformed prisoners of war and irregulars who wear no recognizable uniform, the better to meld into the general populace of non-combatants in order to act as spies or saboteurs, blowing up military installations behind the lines.

Once uniformed prisoners are taken, the rules call for them to be treated in a humane manner. Not so plainclothes spies, partisans and irregulars. In part because their activities blur the line between the military and the civilian populace, leading inevitably to more civilian casualties, the rules of war allow such operatives to be summarily lined up against a wall and shot.

Into which category above do the al-Qaida operatives captured after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, fall? They are certainly not uniformed prisoners of war, with a right to expect treatment as such under the Geneva or Hague conventions.

These al-Qaida thugs conspire to murder innocent women and children, without the slightest pretext that these are merely "collateral casualties" in a campaign against commonly recognized military targets. To what country can such thugs be remanded for justice? They can be taken out and shot at any time. The laws of war raise no objection.

From 2001 to 2003, when he was appointed a federal judge, Jay Bybee was head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel. In that role, he was asked for a legal opinion as to what interrogation techniques could be used on al-Qaida captives, in the -- finally successful -- attempt to get them to reveal their additional terrorist plans.

Documents recently released by the Obama administration -- even though heavily redacted -- reveal those interrogations were successful. Real plans for real additional deadly attacks, including one in Los Angeles, were revealed. The attacks could thus be thwarted. American lives were spared.

Mr. Bybee, now a justice of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and a senior fellow at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law, read and interpreted the law, as requested. There is no reason to believe he did anything but interpret -- to the best of his legal training -- what the law said. He wrote that using on the al-Qaida prisoners such techniques as simulated drowning, sleep deprivation, cramped confinement in boxes and other tactics do not constitute torture under the law.

Now, President Obama says Judge Bybee could be impeached for writing that 2002 memo.

On Tuesday, Nevada Sen. John Ensign called that prospect "outrageous."
"To call for him to be impeached when he was trying to give the proper legal advice is just ridiculous," Sen. Ensign told the Review-Journal. "You impeach people for ethical violations, for criminal violations. It would be like impeaching a member of Congress because they voted the wrong way."
Sen. Ensign further said he agrees with Mr. Bybee's reasoning.
"This was not torture," Sen. Ensign said. "This is the thing we have to get away from, that this is somehow accepted that it was torture. The United States does not engage in torture. This was 'advanced interrogation techniques.' "

Is that an attempt to draw too fine a line? Well, lines must be drawn somewhere. Our guys refrained from hooking anyone up to an electric generator, or pulling teeth with pliers. We certainly didn't cut off any heads with dull and rusty swords -- a technique our enemies have proudly videotaped themselves practicing ... on non-combatant journalists and charity workers.

How gentle must we be to please Mr. Obama's core peacenik constituency? Should mass murderers be expected to spill their future plans after we put them up in the presidential suite at the Boston Four Seasons and allow them daily consultations with a public defender, all on the U.S. taxpayer dime?

More to the point, does Barack Obama really want to set a precedent that -- within 100 days of a new administration taking office -- officials of the past administration will be subject to trial and imprisonment based on tactics adopted in good faith to combat this nation's murderous enemies?

Where would such a precedent end? Republicans will return to power, eventually. Should they begin, today, writing up indictments for every Obama official who proposes sending troops to Afghanistan, or to combat the Somali pirates? For every member of the Obama administration who plans to violate his or her oath of office to exercise only those powers specifically delegated in the Constitution?




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

Democrats want to get rid of this conservative federal judge.

This is outrageous. Bybee was told to give his legal opinion on behalf of his client, the Federal Government. And he gave that opinion. He certainly didn’t participate in any of the interrogations. He merely stated that, based on his research, the law didn’t prohibit those tactics. One can agree or disagree with his conclusion, but that hardly constitutes grounds for impeachment, especially since he wasn’t even a Federal judge at the time he wrote his opinions.

"I think someone who writes a how-to memo on how to break the law should not be a federal judge," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y

Nadler is an idiot, there were no laws broken, nor was there instruction on how to break the law. What was done was entirely legal and above board.

Notice how the RATS always are out there b-itching and screaming when someone makes an adult decision to actually solve a problem.

These people ( Obama and the democrats) are dangerous. If someone has the audacity to disagree with the left he must be summarily destroyed. It used to be great to live in a free country.

I just heard John Mc Cain on Face the Nation and I wanted to barf. He continues to cite the Geneva Convention as a reason not to do what we did with some of the captured terrorists. When is he and some of the like minded pundits going to read the Geneva Conventions.The way I understand it and let me know if I am wrong, because I am no expert on this.

The treatment of POW’s under the conventions applies to uniformed soldiers of Nation States. It specifically excludes non uniformed personnel engaging in hostile acts on the battle field and implies that they may be treated as “spies”. The terrorists that we picked up are not covered by the Geneva Conventions and never have been. The way they treat our men if captured is to torture and kill them. This argument about Waterboarding as torture is madness.


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Welcome Home Staff Sgt. Jimmie Doyle


A photo of World War II veteran Jimmie Doyle welcomes guests to his funeral service at First United Methodist Church, Saturday in Lamesa. The B-24 bomber in which Jimmie Doyle was flying in was shot down over the island nation of Palau in September 1944.




Members of the Fort Hood Honor Guard escort the casket of World War II veteran Jimmie Doyle from First United Methodist Church after a funeral service that hundreds attended Saturday in Lamesa. The B-24 bomber in which Jimmie Doyle was flying in was shot down over the island nation of Palau in September 1944.



Hero makes it Home: World War II veteran laid to rest 65 years after plane crash

Lubbock online


Staff Sgt. Jimmie Doyle, whose warplane crashed into the ocean off Palau in 1944, was given full military honors, along with a hero's homecoming, during funeral and graveside services Saturday at Lamesa.

The location of the plane was unknown for 60 years, then found under 70 feet of water in 2004 by the BentProp Project that searches for soldiers missing in action.

The plane and the crewmen still aboard were recovered in 2008, and Doyle's identification was completed earlier this year.

His grandson, U.S. Marine Capt. Casey Doyle, recently escorted Staff Sgt. Doyle's casket from Hawaii to his hometown of Lamesa, and to the First United Methodist Church where he and his wife, Myrle, had attended services and were married in 1940.

His son, Tommy Doyle, hadn't reached his second birthday when his father's plane went down from anti-aircraft fire over the Koror Island target area, a part of Palau.

Staff Sgt. Doyle, assistant engineer on the Army Air Forces B-24 bomber, had been moved from tail gunner to a nose-turret gunner position by the time the plane began its final mission on Sept. 1, 1944. When ground fire struck the left wing, the plane began tumbling on its descent to the ocean.

Tommy never knew his father, of course, but in recent years came to know much about what he was like through letters that his mother, Myrle, had kept - and had kept privately - before she passed away in 1992.

He mentioned the letters in 2005. "There was a lot of indication of how much he loved her - in every letter."

In the letters home, there was often the mention of his son. He might even have envisioned him growing up to play football for Texas Tech, and later to become a coach, as he did.

But he could never have known that one day his grandson, a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and a two-tour veteran of a then unimaginable war, would one day guard his passage home.

In the last letter home, on the evening before the final mission, Staff Sgt. Doyle again spoke of home and his love for his wife, as he always did:

"Just a few lines, for you know I love you too much to sleep without saying goodnight," he wrote.

"Sweet, my mind is nearly a blank tonight, for I am all taken up with thoughts of you and home. Maybe it won't be too long until the day when I will be home, and we will be together again ... Gee, what a glimpse of you would be worth!

"Sweet Darling, tomorrow is a busy day, and I have to get up early ... you know I love you with all my heart and will for always.

"Goodnight, Sweetheart."

His granddaughter, Brandi Doyle, said on Saturday, "I am touched by the outpouring of support and emotion from the people ... strangers have called and told how much this story has touched them, and I know how it touches our family."

In the church services, an honor guard brought the flag-draped casket into the sanctuary after the family had been seated. Army Chaplain Col. Michael Lembke spoke of the event as both a homecoming and a celebration of life and service.

Along a funeral procession route to Lamesa Memorial Park, a group of people had gathered on a sidewalk to hold up American flags. Then, a little farther on, children could be seen waving flags and smiling. Two women at one location held a large flag between them, and a gathering at a Disabled Veterans facility had an assortment of flags.

For most of a mile, group after group were waving flags. Children in the groups held flags high and waved to the cars going by. The show of patriotism and honor for a fallen veteran would have been fitting for a general.

While making the arrangements for services, Tommy and his wife, Nancy, had faced a concern about how Jimmie's burial could be done in proximity to Myrle's gravesite. There was no space left nearby.

But a kind of walkway leading to a garden area began beside the existing plot, and cemetery officials simply took a portion from that for the new site.

The First United Methodist Church of Lamesa was a constant in the lives of the couple. It's where they attended church, where they were baptized, where they were married, and where their funeral services were held.

In accordance with the Christian faith they shared, they are in life now. And that which was their earthly dwelling for a time is sleeping, side by side, near a garden walkway, a little way southwest of Lamesa.

After 65 years, Staff Sgt. Doyle is home.




The B-24 bomber in which Jimmie Doyle was flying was shot down over the island nation of Palau in September 1944. His remains were laid to rest Saturday afternoon in Lamesa after recently being discovered. GQ magazine wrote a very interesting article entitled: Leave No Man Behind, you can check it out at link below........

LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND
Since World War I, 88,000 Americans have disappeared at war, never to be seen again. But our government has never stopped trying to find them. This is the story of one search—for a B-24 bomber shot down over the tiny island nation of Palau in September 1944—and the extraordinary effort to bring those bodies home.


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Wild Thing's comment......

God bless the men that fly and fight. This is such a touching story. Welcome home Staff Sgt. Jimmie Doyle.


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Rock ~ Bullet ~ Hammer



PLEASANT LAKE, Ind. (WANE)

George Fath moved to his mobile home in rural Steuben County two months ago. The previous owners left a lot of trash in the yard, so Fath was cleaning up Thursday afternoon. That's when he found a 22 caliber bullet in the yard. He didn't want his three young boys to get hurt from the bullet, so Fath decided to dispose of it.

"My hammer was outside so I took the bullet and put it on a rock and smacked it with the hammer," Fath said.

Fath wasn't expecting the bullet to fire.

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"It went off and went into my belly and knocked me on my butt," Fath said.

Fath said he thought he was shot in the stomach. His wife called 911. According to the police report the bullet didn't actually hit Fath.
"Fath was not bleeding, and it did not appear that Fath was struck with the bullet. Fath suffered a minor abrasion to the area of his stomach," police records read.
But, Fath told NewsChannel 15 the bullet did go in his stomach and doctors removed it at the hospital.
"I smacked the bullet and fell down and blood came pouring out," Fath said. "I was hitting it to smash it. I didn't expect it to go bang."
Fath said he'll never hit a bullet with a hammer again.
"I wasn't thinking about it. It was the dumbest thing I ever did in my life. I suggest nobody do it," Fath said.

Police agree. Steuben County Sheriff Rick Lewis said no one should ever hit a bullet with anything.

"The round can go anywhere. It could hit the person striking it with a hammer, a neighbor, a child in the yard. There's just no controlling where the bullet will go," Lewis said.

A bullet doesn't have to be in a gun to fire.

"Anytime you get pressure [to the end of the bullet] to cause it to explode, it will fire," Lewis said.

If someone finds a bullet, don't throw it in the trash either.

"Call local law enforcement and we can take car of it," Lewis said.



Wild Thing's comment......

Oh GREAT, now the government will be after our hammers too!

LOL



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At Least He Wasn’t Talking On His Cell Phone



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Man arrested for having sex while driving drunk down Petah Tikvah highway

Haaretz.

Police arrested a 28-year-old Petah Tikvah man for drunk driving late Friday night after he was caught driving erratically on the highway while having sexual intercourse with a female passenger.

A breathalyzer test performed at the scene found that the driver had a blood-alcohol count three times the legal limit.

Police stopped the car after observing the driver veering from lane to lane erratically on highway 471 en route to Petah Tikvah. After he was stopped, they approached the car and found the driver engaged in sexual intercourse with a female passenger. The driver told police he was driving wildly because his girlfriend was blocking his view of the road.

Police took the car to be impounded for 30 days, and the driver has been ordered to appear before a traffic court Sunday morning, where he will have his license suspended .


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

This guys was only trying out multi-tasking. Practice! Practice! Practice!

"The driver told police he was driving wildly because his girlfriend was blocking his view of the road."

LOL hahaaha



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This Is Blasphemy and Just Plain SICK



'The Truth' by Painter Michael D'Antuono which will be unveiled on President Obama's 100th Day in Office at NYC's Union Square


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

There is a sickness in the land and they will go as far as they will be allowed. Evil has no boundries.

While this is 'over the top' to be sure, it's not the first, nor will it be the last time that Obama is compared to Christ by his followers, or Obama HIMSELF!


Photo (minus black border & words) taken & released by Reuters during the campaign. The Quote is the final sentence of a sermon/speech given during worship services he attended on Sunday, October 8, 2007. For more information see this CNN article: "Obama: GOP doesn't own the Faith Issue"



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"Pantywaist" Obama Doing the Job For Our Enemies



Barack Obama and the CIA: why does President Pantywaist hate America so badly?

Telegraph co.uk

Is it just me?

by Gerald Warner

If al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the rest of the Looney Tunes brigade want to kick America to death, they had better move in quickly and grab a piece of the action before Barack Obama finishes the job himself. Never in the history of the United States has a president worked so actively against the interests of his own people - not even Jimmy Carter.

Obama's problem is that he does not know who the enemy is. To him, the enemy does not squat in caves in Waziristan, clutching automatic weapons and reciting the more militant verses from the Koran: instead, it sits around at tea parties in Kentucky quoting from the US Constitution. Obama is not at war with terrorists, but with his Republican fellow citizens. He has never abandoned the campaign trail.

That is why he opened Pandora's Box by publishing the Justice Department's legal opinions on waterboarding and other hardline interrogation techniques. He cynically subordinated the national interest to his partisan desire to embarrass the Republicans. Then he had to rush to Langley, Virginia to try to reassure a demoralised CIA that had just discovered the President of the United States was an even more formidable foe than al-Qaeda.

"Don't be discouraged by what's happened the last few weeks," he told intelligence officers. Is he kidding? Thanks to him, al-Qaeda knows the private interrogation techniques available to the US intelligence agencies and can train its operatives to withstand them - or would do so, if they had not already been outlawed.

So, next time a senior al-Qaeda hood is captured, all the CIA can do is ask him nicely if he would care to reveal when a major population centre is due to be hit by a terror spectacular, or which American city is about to be irradiated by a dirty bomb. Your view of this situation will be dictated by one simple criterion: whether or not you watched the people jumping from the twin towers.

Obama promised his CIA audience that nobody would be prosecuted for past actions. That has already been contradicted by leftist groups with a revanchist ambition to put Republicans, headed if possible by Condoleezza Rice, in the dock. Talk about playing party politics with national security. Martin Scheinin, the United Nations special investigator for human rights, claims that senior figures, including former vice president Dick Cheney, could face prosecution overseas. Ponder that - once you have got over the difficulty of locating the United Nations and human rights within the same dimension.

President Pantywaist Obama should have thought twice before sitting down to play poker with Dick Cheney. The former vice president believes documents have been selectively published and that releasing more will prove how effective the interrogation techniques were. Under Dubya's administration, there was no further atrocity on American soil after 9/11.

President Pantywaist's recent world tour, cosying up to all the bad guys, excited the ambitions of America's enemies. Here, they realised, is a sucker they can really take to the cleaners. His only enemies are fellow Americans. Which prompts the question: why does President Pantywaist hate America so badly?



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

Good read...Loved this line: “President Pantywaist Obama should have thought twice before sitting down to play poker with Dick Cheney. “

"Obama's problem is that he does not know who the enemy is. To him, the enemy does not squat in caves in Waziristan, clutching automatic weapons and reciting the more militant verses from the Koran: instead, it sits around at tea parties in Kentucky quoting from the US Constitution. Obama is not at war with terrorists, but with his Republican fellow citizens. He has never abandoned the campaign trail."

The 60s radicals are now running the country Obama is much better fit to be a member of the Black Panther Party or the Weather Underground with his buddy Ayers then he is to be president. He is the biggest danger to our country. That would make him in violation of the oath of office to protect the nation. There is no bigger threat to America than it’s poser fake president. He is malignant destroyer, filled with hatred for what he wants to destroy.


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Dr. James Manning Discusses Obama





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

I love the way Rev. Manning speaks his mind.



.....Thank you BobF, for sending this to me.

BobF
SMSgt, USAF
1973 - 1999


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House of Commons Alan Duncan Joked About Murdering Miss California Carrie Prejean


A SENIOR Tory MP joked about MURDERING a Miss California contestant on a popular TV show.


The Sun

Shadow leader of the House of Commons Alan Duncan was appearing on BBC comedy show "Have I Got News For You" when he made the gaffe.

Mr Duncan, who had earlier in the show revealed his ambition to become Home Secretary, was discussing American Beauty Queen Carrie Prejean's belief that same sex marriages were wrong.

And the MP called her a "silly b***h" and said "If you read that Miss California is murdered you will know it was me".

The comment has provoked outrage among viewers with complaints being filed with the BBC and the Broadcasting Standards Authority.

The Rev George Hargreaves, leader of the Christian Party said today "Mr Duncan has crossed the line. A senior politician suggesting, even as a joke, that it is OK that Ms. Prejean should be murdered for her Evangelical Christian views is totally unacceptable.
Mr Duncan said today "I'd love to invite her over and take her round the House of Commons, even though it's me it will still make MPs jealous."


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

These people are really sick!


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Obama and His Democrat Thugs To Use "reconciliation" To Get Socialized Medicine






Obama, Democrats Eye Tactic to Shield Health Care Plan From GOP Opposition

Republicans, who have been complaining furiously about the prospect of health care reform passing under fast-track rules, are not planning to go down without a fight.

FOX news

Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are poised to trample Republican opposition to his health care bill with a controversial legislative tactic known as reconciliation.

The fast-track process would protect Obama's ambitious plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system from a potential GOP filibuster and limit the Republicans' ability to get concessions. It also would give Democrats far more control over the specifics of the health care legislation.

Under typical Senate rules, 60 votes are needed to advance a bill, but reconciliation would enable Democrats to enact the health care plan with just a simple majority and only 20 hours of debate.

Democrats hold 56 seats in the Senate, and two independents typically vote with the party. Republicans have 41 seats, and there is one vacancy.

Republicans have complained furiously about the prospect of health care reform passing under fast-track rules. But they're not planning to go down without a fight.

A GOP Senate committee aide told FOXNews.com that Republican lawmakers are considering offering amendments to the legislation that would be unpalatable to Democrats.

Senate Republicans made a similar move with the D.C. Voting Rights Bill, which would have given the city its first seat in the House, by adding a controversial amendment that would repeal most of the District's local gun-control regulations. That bill now is waiting for a vote in the House.

For the health care bill, Republicans would try to add amendments that require employers to provide a certain number of dollars for every employee and limit the ability of uninsured Americans to choose health care providers, "specific changes that Democrats have said will not be included in any comprehensive health care plan," the aide said.
"I would assume this is the only option left," the aide told FOXNews.com.

But Democrats aren't stopping at health care. Obama's plan to cut private banks and other lending institutions out of the market for student loans would also move on a filibuster-free path.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Friday that most House and Senate negotiators have resolved most of their differences over a congressional budget blueprint designed to advance Obama's agenda through Congress. The measure will set the rules on how Congress considers Obama's agenda for the rest of the year.

Lawmakers are rushing to agree on the budget framework in time to give Obama a victory within his first 100 days in office.

The negotiations have centered on the annual congressional budget resolution, which sets the parameters for the legislation that follows. Congressional votes next week would provide a symbolic victory for Obama's sweeping agenda to enact a universal health care system, invest in education and clean energy and cut the exploding budget deficit to manageable levels.

Obama marks his 100th day in office on Wednesday.

Hoping for a better chance at passing Obama's health care bill, Democrats have agreed to allow the president's signature $400 tax cut for most workers to expire after next year.

Obama's "Making Work Pay" tax cut of $400 for most workers and $800 for couples would expire at the end of 2010 as currently scheduled. The temporary tax cut was part of the economic stimulus plan enacted in February, and Obama is proposing to make it permanent.

The fast-track process could have a downside for Obama, since it's sure to anger Republicans whose support could help with business, insurers and other key interest groups.

Democrats, including Obama, have said repeatedly that they want the health care debate to be bipartisan and that the filibuster-proof terms would be used only if the GOP obstructs. But Republicans say the move has already poisoned the debate.

"Reconciliation is basically a nuclear weapon to use against the negotiators so what happens is nobody negotiates seriously because they can always go to reconciliation ... tilting the playing field unfairly," said Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, top Republican on the Budget Committee.

Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, one of the leading Democrats trying to write a health care bill, said Friday that going the fast-track route would only complicate matters, because Republican support is needed to pass legislation that would be broadly accepted.

"When you jam something down somebody's throat, it's not sustainable," Baucus told reporters. "And I want something that will last."


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

They want to restrict who can get what surgeries and medicines. They want less spent and for tens of millions more to be covered. The leftists will do any heinous trick to push this nation to socialism without hesitation.

On the positive note, I don't want any Republilcan to have anything to do with this. That way the Democrats will own the whole thing and be the ones to blame when we all know how it is NOT going to work, and how it has been proven over and over it does not work anywhere else.


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:40 AM


April 25, 2009

Terrorist Groupie Obama Ups The Amount of Photos of Prisoners from 21 to 2,000


The entrance of Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad, 2004




Barack Obama to release up to 2,000 photographs of prisoner abuse

Telegraph co.uk

President Barack Obama is to release up to 2,000 photographs of alleged abuse at American prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan in a move which will reignite the scandal surrounding Abu Ghraib prison in 2004.

The decision to make public the images sought in a legal action by the American Civil Liberties Union comes amid a political firestorm over alleged torture of detainees under President George W. Bush.

Some of the photographs, which will be released before May 28, are said to show American service personnel humiliating prisoners, according to officials.

The images relate to more than 400 separate cases involving alleged prisoner abuse between 2001 and 2005.

Descriptions of some of the alleged abuse photographs include:

* A prisoner pushed up against a wall as military guards or interrogators appear to threaten to sexually assault him with a broomstick

* Female soldiers posing with hooded, shackled prisoners who were stripped naked

* Hooded prisoners on transport planes with Playboy magazines opened to pictures of nude women on their laps

The administration initially planned to release only the 21 photos sought by the ACLU, but General David Petraeus ordered that all 2,000 photographs be released to keep from "dragging this issue out forever".

The Pentagon fears a backlash in the Middle East similar to the one provoked by pictures from Abu Ghraib prison, near Baghdad, in 2004 which became emblematic of American mistakes in Iraq.

Amrit Singh, an ACLU lawyer, said that "these photographs provide visual proof that prisoner abuse by US personnel was not aberrational but widespread, reaching far beyond the walls of Abu Ghraib".

The Bush administration had resisted releasing the images to the public, contending that the disclosure would fuel anti-American feeling and violate US obligations towards prisoners under the Geneva Conventions. Several people have already been tried at courts martial for using guns to threaten detainees in cases connected to the photographs.

Mr Obama's decision could undercut his struggle to persuade Congress not to institute a "truth commission" to investigate alleged prisoner abuse and force former Bush administration officials to testify and account for their actions and advice.

Momentum for a major public inquiry was dramatically increased when Mr Obama released four memos last week written by three officials from Mr Bush's Justice Department.

Running to 126 pages, they contained the legal rationale for the CIA's methods of extracting information from al-Qaeda suspects used between 2002 and 2005.

The methods, eventually prohibited by the Bush administration, included sleep deprivation for up to 11 days, forced nudity and stress positions as well as "waterboarding", a form of simulated drowning in which "water is continuously applied from a height of 12 to 24 inches" for "20 to 40 seconds".

In the memos, it was revealed that the waterboarding technique had been used 266 times on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Zubaydah, two senior al-Qaeda prisoners.

Other possible disclosures as a result of the ACLU legal action include transcripts of prisoner interrogations, a secret CIA inspector general's report and materials from a Justice Department investigation into detainee abuse.

The Obama administration, under fierce pressure from the Left and some congressional Democrats, faces a tough decision about whether to release the information in full, redact parts of it or continue the Bush administration's court battle to keep it secret.

Mr Obama's decision to release the four memos came after the most divisive argument yet in his young administration, which passes the landmark of 100 days next Wednesday.

He was opposed by Leon Panetta, his CIA chief, who argued for redactions of key passages, and John Brennan, a former senior CIA official who is now the top counter-terrorism adviser at the White House.

The most enthusiastic support for the release came from Eric Holder, Mr Obama's attorney general and the man who will decide whether former Bush administration officials should face prosecution, and his legal counsel Gregory Craig.

Robert Gates, the Pentagon chief, and Admiral Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence, are said to have supported Mr Obama with some reservations. It subsequently emerged that Adml Blair had briefed his staff that some important information was extracted from prisoners during harsh interrogations.



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


"The administration initially planned to release only the 21 photos sought by the ACLU, but General David Petraeus ordered that all 2,000 photographs be released to keep from "dragging this issue out forever".


Feel what I feel from this statement....defiance. and I don't blame him at all. I would have said the same thing. I bet General David Petraeus is ticked beyond belief at Obama Akbar and that is why he told him to do the 2,000 and get it over with. Obama has every intention of dragging this out forever. Like a Chinese water torture, if you will, a slow trickle of photos and evidence to weaken confidence in the military. I'm sure that the 21 photos look pretty unsavory, and the rest are garden variety staged photos. "Hey, look, I put a Playboy in his lap, har har har"

In other words, a constant stream of bad headlines with no real substance other than "14 more detainee pictures released!".

I'm glad that Petraeus is going to take the wind out of this, and just do it all in one dump, rather than the permanent slow trickle the Administration clearly wants. There's nothing Petraeus can do to stop the photos being released, but he can still 'disrupt the enemy's battle rhythm', as we would say in the industry.

"Hooded prisoners on transport planes with Playboy magazines opened to pictures of nude women on their laps"

That is torture???? Not to any guys I have ever known.

It’s just going to stir up more hate from the LEFT, the Media whores and the left politicians towards the vast majority of good military personnel.

Obama hates America with such a passion!!! Obama playing politics and putting American soldier’s lives on the line to do it. He is despicable. He is going to endanger our troops everywhere. Obama has just made an enemy of almost every single military person out there. I’m telling you, he is putting us on a path to civil war, and purposely so.

I think Obama is going for world wide reaction to get the UN, with the US’ help, to prosecute Bush and Cheney.

And why the hell is the ACLU even involved? The terrorists are not American, and they do not qualify for our civil liberties. In fact, they would love to take away OUR liberties!

If you had told any American patriot from past generations that America’s # 1 enemy would one day be its Commander in Chief, with strong support from various venal Senators, they would have laughed in your face.

Words cannot express my hate and disgust for this POS.

On our answering machine I have the message saying...."we are unable to answer the phone because we are way too busy watching Obama destroy our country, please leave your name and number and we will call you back when we can."

When I am at the grocery store and I see magazines with Obama on the cover, I turn them over so the backs are showing of the magazine instead of the cover. I could care less if anyone sees me do it, since it would only be an opening to say how I feel about Obama.


OK now this is something that just hit me too about all of this. Remember how upset the Muslims were about the
cartoons????? This will foment anti U.S. violence in the arab street. Riots will break out in from Malmo,Sweden to Amsterdam, London, Paris, and Germany. Not to mention the Gaza Strip, Damascus, Morroco, Tunisia, Cairo, Tehran, Karachi and Islamabad. This will make the koran flushing and mohammad cartoons look like a bake sale.

Treason: Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies.

Another post about the photos I made yesterday.........

Hussein Obama Administration To Release Bush-Era Detainee Photo's



....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 (11)


Hussein Obama Responsible for FIRST Release of GITMO Terrorists to U.S. Soil


The 17 Uighur terrorists in Gitmo trained with Al-Qaeda and are linked to the group that blew up buses in China.


U.S. plans to accept several Chinese Muslims from Guantanamo

The Uighurs would be the first detainees from the prison to settle in America. Challenges are expected from China and within the U.S.

Los Angeles Times

The Obama administration is preparing to admit into the United States as many as seven Chinese Muslims who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay in the first release of any of the detainees into this country, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Their release is seen as a crucial step to plans, announced by President Obama during his first week in office, to close the prison and relocate the detainees. Administration officials also believe that settling some of them in American communities will set an example, helping to persuade other nations to accept Guantanamo detainees too.

The move would also incense Chinese officials, who consider the Uighurs domestic terrorists and want those held at Guantanamo handed over for investigation. U.S. officials no longer consider the Chinese Muslims to be enemy combatants and fear they would be mistreated in China.

There are 17 Uighurs (pronounced WEE-gers) at Guantanamo. A U.S. official familiar with the discussions over their release said that as many as seven could be resettled in the U.S., possibly in two or more small groups.

Officials have not said where in the United States they might live. But many Uighur immigrants from China live in Washington's Virginia suburbs, and advocates have urged that the detainees be resettled near people who speak their language and are familiar with their customs.

TV privileges underscored potential difficulties to come, according to one current and one former U.S. official. Not long after being granted access to TV, some of the Uighurs were watching a soccer game. When a woman with bare arms was shown on the screen, one of the group grabbed the television and threw it to the ground, according to the officials.


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The Uighurs, in their own words

The Long War Journal ...for COMPLETE ARTICLE

..."April 20, the US Treasury Department added Abdul Haq, the leader of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party (“ETIP”), to its list of designated terrorists.

Abdul Haq is not widely known in the West, as his terrorist activities have focused largely on China. But members of the ETIP, which was previously known as the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), have fought throughout Central and South Asia alongside Taliban and al Qaeda forces. And Haq's organization gained some notoriety last year when it openly threatened the Olympic Games.

Currently, seventeen Uighur men who are suspected members or associates of the organization are detained at Guantánamo.

The Obama administration has expressed its desire to relocate at least some of the current Uighur detainees to American soil.

...." "a violent jihadist who shares al Qaeda's ideology, maintains operational ties to the organization as a member of its Shura Council, and seeks the creation of a radical Islamist state throughout Central and South Asia."

Why does the Obama administration want to relocate a a cadre of his trainees to the United States?




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

"settling some of them in American communities will set an example, helping to persuade other nations to accept Guantanamo detainees too"

Dear God, please protect us.

I have read that these Chinese muslims were judged to be a major risk by the group studying the prisoners but that Obama wants them released and gave orders to change the evaluation. True? Can’t be sure but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were.

"Not long after being granted access to TV, some of the Uighurs were watching a soccer game. When a woman with bare arms was shown on the screen, one of the group grabbed the television and threw it to the ground, according to the officials."

When these terrorists attack again it will ALL be Obama's fault as much as the actual terrorists.



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:50 AM | Comments (7)


Obama Wants Iran Hostage Suit Tossed Out


Video uses actors as well as actual footage



US wants Iran hostage suit tossed out

My Northwest .com

WASHINGTON

The Obama administration has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit against Iran filed by Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran 30 years ago.

The request comes in a $6.6 billion class-action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington. Fifty-two American diplomats and military officials were held captive for more than a year at the end of Jimmy Carter's presidency by a group of Islamist students who supported the Iranian revolution.

The hostages were released on Jan. 20, 1981, just minutes after Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the new president.

In court papers filed Tuesday night without any announcement, the Justice Department argued that the agreement to release the hostages, known as the Algiers Accords, precluded lawsuits against Iran.

A similar lawsuit brought by the Iranian hostages was dismissed in 2000 after the government successfully argued it was banned by the Algiers Accords. The hostages argue that legislation passed by Congress last year and signed into law by President George W. Bush gives them the right to bring private lawsuits.

But the Justice Department argued that the law does not mention the Algiers Accords, much less explicitly repeal them.

"The gratitude of the United States for the service and dedication of these brave individuals cannot be overstated, nor can the suffering and abuse they endured on behalf of this country be exaggerated; these matters are beyond dispute," the Justice Department wrote in its filing.

The hostages argue that Iran supported their confinement and abuse, with visits from government officials, stays in government prisons and buildings and threats of trial in Iranian courts. The lawsuit says current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was one of their interrogators.

The lawsuit says the hostages were tortured, beaten sometimes until they lost consciousness and kept in fear of their lives, at times even lined up in front of marksmen locking their guns. It says they were imprisoned without adequate food, clothing or medical care, blindfolded with their hands tied, interrogated for hours at a time and kept in isolation for months at a time.

The original plaintiffs are three of the hostages _ Charles Scott of Jonesboro, Ga., David Roeder of Alexandria, Va., and Don Sharer of Mansfield, Texas _ and the wife and daughter of another hostage, Barry Rosen, from New York City.


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(CNSNews.com)

The Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit brought by former hostages against the government of Iran. It is the latest twist in a long legal and legislative saga arising out of a deal struck with Tehran in the closing days of the Carter administration.

The intervention comes just days after an Iranian court convicted U.S.-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi of spying and sentenced her to eight years’ imprisonment.

Coming at a time when the Obama administration is seeking to engage Iran, the move mirrors similar action taken by the previous administration.

The multi-billion-dollar class-action lawsuit was brought on behalf of 52 Americans taken hostage by government-backed Islamists in Tehran during the 1979 Islamic revolution and held at the U.S. Embassy for 444 days.

The Justice Department on Tuesday night filed papers with the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, arguing that the case should not proceed because of an agreement reached with Iran in 1981.

You can CONTINUE HERE TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE



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

Obama is the most dangerous man in our country. He is a terrorist in a suit.

He could care less about the citizens of the USA and our military.


Here is a page at my website about....

The Hostage Rescue Attempt In Iran, April 24-25, 1980 ~ 444 Days Held Hostage in Iran




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

Tim
Doorgunner
Division Recon
1st of the 9th, 1st Cav Division
68-69


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:48 AM | Comments (9)


Earth Day Obama Voters




Democrats Refuse to Allow Skeptic to Testify Alongside Gore At Congressional Hearing

Climate Depot

Washington, DC

UK's Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, claimed House Democrats have refused to allow him to appear alongside former Vice President Al Gore at a high profile global warming hearing on Friday April 24, 2009 at 10am in Washington.

Monckton told Climate Depot that the Democrats rescinded his scheduled joint appearance at the House Energy and Commerce hearing on Friday. Monckton said he was informed that he would not be allowed to testify alongside Gore when his plane landed from England Thursday afternoon.

“The House Democrats don't want Gore humiliated, so they slammed the door of the Capitol in my face,” Monckton told Climate Depot in an exclusive interview. “They are cowards.”

According to Monckton, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), Ranking Member on the Energy & Commerce Committee, had invited him to go head to head with Gore and testify at the hearing on Capitol Hill Friday. But Monckton now says that when his airplane from London landed in the U.S. on Thursday, he was informed that the former Vice-President had “chickened out” and there would be no joint appearance.

Gore is scheduled to testify on Friday to the Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment's fourth day of hearings on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. The hearing will be held in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.

A GOP House source told Climate Depot that the Democrats on the Committee said “absolutely not” to allowing Monckton to appear during today's Gore hearing. The GOP committee “pushed at multiple levels” to bring Monckton in to testify but the Democrats “refused,” according to the GOP source.

Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich was called in to testify after Monckton was rejected by the committee Democrats, according to the Congressional source.

“The Democrats have a lot to learn about the right of free speech under the US Constitution. Congress Henry Waxman's (D-CA) refusal to expose Al Gore's sci-fi comedy-horror testimony to proper, independent scrutiny by the House minority reeks of naked fear,” Monckton said from the airport Thursday evening.
“Waxman knows there has been no 'global warming' for at least a decade. Waxman knows there has been seven and a half years' global cooling. Waxman knows that, in the words of the UK High Court judge who condemned Gore's mawkish movie as materially, seriously, serially inaccurate, 'the Armageddon scenario that he depicts is not based on any scientific view,'” Monckton explained


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Gingrich: climate bill will punish Americans

Breitbart

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says a Democratic proposal to limit global warming pollution will "punish the American people" with higher energy costs and lost jobs.

Gingrich appeared before a House subcommittee writing a broad energy and climate bill aimed at cutting greenhouse gases by 80 percent by mid-century.

Gingrich, a leading Republican voice who has indicated he may seek the presidency in 2012, criticized the Democrats' cap-and-trade climate proposal. He called it "an energy tax" that will increase Americans' cost of living and kill jobs.

Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman of California accused Gingrich of trying to scare people into opposing action on climate change. Waxman argued the bill is designed to contain energy cost increases.

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

I love trees, I live next to them, have climibed them, made love under them, love to burn real wood in the fireplace, have camped out among them, gotten shelter from them in the rain or from the sun. But I am not about to worship them like in the video above. LOL Those people scare the heck out of me.




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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 07:47 AM | Comments (6)


CDC Says "too late to contain the swine flu outbreak "



MEXICO CITY


Mexican and U.S. health officials searched on Saturday for signs an outbreak of a new flu strain is spreading further, after it killed up to 68 people in Mexico and infected eight in the United States.

As Mexico shut schools and museums and axed public events, global health officials stopped short of declaring a pandemic.

But they warned more cases could come to light, making up a major outbreak, as the flu spreads between people and infected some individuals who had no contact with one another.

The World Health Organization said the virus from 12 of the Mexican patients was the same genetically as a new strain of swine flu, designated H1N1, seen in eight people in California and Texas who later recovered.

The Mexican government said the flu had killed 20 people and it may also be responsible for 48 other deaths. In all, 1,004 suspected cases have been reported nationwide.

Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova, speaking on the evening television news, encouraged people to avoid crowds and wear face masks, noting there was no guarantee that going to get a flu vaccine would help against the new strain.

He said the death rate appeared to have steadied and hospitals in the past few days had not seen the exponential rise in the number of people infected that many had feared.

Genetic analysis shows the flu strain is a never-before-seen mixture of swine, human and avian viruses.

The fact most of the dead were aged between 25 and 45 was seen as a worrying sign linked to pandemics, as seasonal flu tends to be more deadly among the elderly and the very young.

"We realize the seriousness of this problem," Mexican President Felipe Calderon told health officials on Friday.



Wild Thing's comment......

Please close the border. Oops I forgot, Obama is counting on all the illegals for future votes.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:45 AM | Comments (7)


Don Rickles on Dean Martin Roasts : Bob Hope




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

LMAO I love these roasts!



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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 07:44 AM | Comments (6)


Rush Limbaugh on Greta Van Susteren on FOX



Rush Limbaugh on Greta (Part 1 of 2): Handshake with Hugo Chavez and Obama Apology Tour


Greta Van Susteren on Fox News Channel. Greta asked Rush about President Obama's handshake with Hugo Chavez.
Rush talked about Obama's reaction to criticism of America from socialist dictators as well as his international apology tour.
Also how the Department of Homeland security is targeting our troops.




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Rush Limbaugh on Greta (Part 2 of 2): Rush on Tea Party Media Coverage


In part 2 of Rush Limbaugh's appearance with Greta Van Susteren, Rush talked about the mainstream media coverage of the tea parties. He called the coverage another example of journalistic malpractice.


Wild Thing's comment......

LOL I love thinking about how there will be someone in Obama's White House that listens to Rush to see what he has to say. heh heh I bet they wish they didn't have that job assignment. I would love it but then I agree with Rush. hahahaha



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:42 AM | Comments (2)


Ann Coulter's Mother Passes Away



A recent photo of Ann Coulter with her mom Nell


Nell Husbands Martin Coulter

by Ann Coulter

A lot of people claim to be my No. 1 fan -- God bless them -- but my true No. 1 fan left this world last week. My mother quietly stopped breathing last Tuesday, as she slept peacefully, holding my hand.

She was the biggest fan of all of us -- Father, me and my brothers John and Jim.

After reading the eulogy column I wrote for Father last year -- not to excess, probably only about 4,637 times -- Mother realized to her chagrin that she wouldn't be able to read the eulogy column I'd be writing for her, and started hinting that maybe I could rustle up a draft so she could take a peek.

But I couldn't do it, until I had to.

The only thing Mother wanted to be sure my brothers and I included in her remembrances were her contributions to the Republican Party, the New Canaan Republican Town Committee and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was a direct descendant of at least a dozen patriots who served the cause of the American Revolution and traced her lineage on both sides of her family to Puritan nonconformists who came to America in 1633 seeking religious freedom on a ship led by Pastor Thomas Hooker. Or, as Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano would call them, "A dangerous right-wing extremist hate group."

Even back in the Puritan days, Mother's female ancestors were brought up on charges for their heretical dressing styles (and then sassed the judge). During the Revolution, one female ancestor, Effie Ten Eyck Van Varick, contributed to the rebel cause by donating lead for bullets from the curtain weights in her home in what was, even then, traitorous, loyalist Manhattan.

Mother's deep-seated political activism saved me on more than one occasion.

At the 2004 Republican National Convention, I was taking my parents to a lot of the parties in New York and, at one of them, Herman Cain walked up to me and told me he was a big fan even though I probably didn't know who he was.

Cain was the former president and CEO of Godfather's Pizza who was then running for the U.S. Senate from Georgia. I had seen him on Fox News' "Cavuto" -- but I couldn't remember his name for the life of me.

Luckily for me, Mother was standing next to me and she piped in, "I know who you are -- I donated to your campaign." Thank you, Mommy!

Mother probably contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to various conservative outfits over the years -- all in her little $20 checks -- especially to any organization that claimed it was going to stop Hillary. In fact, if they mentioned Hillary in their letter, Mother sometimes made it $25.

My brothers and I always figured we'd have no inheritance, but there would be a lovely memorial to Oliver North somewhere.

Mother may have thought her most notable characteristic was her Republican activism, but, for the rest of us, it was her constant, unconditional love. She was a little love machine, spreading warmth and joy wherever she went.

Every time she'd see me, even after just a few days' absence, she'd hug me as if I had been lost in the Himalayan Mountains for the past 20 years.

On Mother's birthday last year, I had a dinner party for her with Rush Limbaugh, Conrad Black and my friends Peter and Angie.

Mother was always delighted to be with people talking about politics -- actually she told me that, lately, she was delighted to be around any conversations that didn't involve who had a doctor's appointment or who had died that day.

So I let her stay up until 3 a.m. that night, well past her bedtime. Mother was so happy that after I had her all tucked in and the lights out, I heard her singing herself to sleep.

Even on the rare occasions when I'd be cross with her, she'd completely forget about it, and within 10 seconds would be telling me what a wonderful, precious daughter I was. My brother Jimmy found out recently that she'd even forgotten that he had caused her to miss Reagan's first inauguration by getting in a car accident the night before we were leaving -- and she never should have forgotten that.

Everyone wanted my mother to be his mother. (The "his" in that sentence is grammatically correct and Mother would never let us forget it.) I'm sure everyone thinks he has the perfect mother, but we really did.

Since I was a little girl, friends, relatives and neighbors would bring their problems to Mother. She had a rare combination of being completely moral and completely nonjudgmental at the same time -- the exact opposite of liberals who have absolutely no morals and yet are ferociously judgmental.

You could tell Mother anything, get good counsel and not end up feeling worse about yourself.

Several of Mother's New Canaan friends sent us notes last week, calling her a "gentle lady" and remarking that she never had an unkind word for anyone.

As a family member, I can assure you that -- much to our annoyance -- she really did never have an unkind word for anyone. I mean, except Democrats, but not anyone she knew.

Whenever the rest of us would be making fun of someone -- trust me, always for good and sound reasons -- Mother would somehow manage to muster up a defense of the miscreant. Father would always smile and say, "Your mother defends everyone."

She was, in fact, such a "gentle lady" that I had to go to her doctors' appointments and hospital visits with her and be her Mother Lion. If officious hospital administrators had told Mother to get off a gurney, go outside in the pouring rain and stand on one foot for three hours before the doctor would see her, she'd thank them profusely and apologize for being such a bother.

She viewed her doctors' appointments as social visits, which is the other reason I'd have to go with her, to make sure we eventually got around to the business end of the appointment.

When she began her final decline last fall, she had to go to her Connecticut doctor without me to find out what was wrong. This was the first time she didn't seem to be getting better after a chemo treatment.

So I had been worrying about her appointment all day, but when I called her that night, she immediately turned the subject to me and asked me how my book was going.

I insisted on knowing if she had seen the doctor and she perked up and brightly told me that, oh yes, she had seen him, he had all my books in his office, he was worried about Obama, too, and he has such beautiful children!

Before she launched into a spirited discussion of his children's extracurricular activities and triumphs on the athletic field, I had to ask her, "Mommy, did the doctor happen to say anything about why you're feeling lousy?"

It turned out, of course, that it was the ovarian cancer -- as well as the massive amounts of poison she had been receiving to kill the cancer over the past five years. That was the beginning of the end.

Now I'll never be able to introduce my Mother to friends and surprise them with her charming Southern accent.

And I'll never see my mother's beautiful face again, at least not for the next several decades here on Earth. I've been looking at her across the room in doctors' offices over the past few years, thinking to myself: There will come a point when you won't see that face again.

Her angelic face always looked like home to me. My whole life, as soon as I'd see my mother's face I'd know I was safe, whether I was a little girl lost in a department store or a big girl with a problem, who needed her mother.

Thanks to the doctors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and mother's fighting Kentucky spirit, we got to see that face much longer than anyone ever expected.

So now she's with Daddy and Jesus. Every single day since Daddy died last year, Mother would say how much she missed him and gaze at his photo, telling us what an amazing man he was and repeating his little expressions and jokes. Even though I miss her, I'm glad they're together again.

I don't know about Jesus, but I think Daddy was getting impatient. But Mommy was always running a little bit late.


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

God Bless you Ann. My Condolences to you and your beautiful family for the loss of your mother. God Bless


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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 07:40 AM | Comments (6)


April 24, 2009

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Posted by Wild Thing at 07:55 AM | Comments (12)


Hussein Obama Administration To Release Bush-Era Detainee Photo's




U.S. to reveal alleged prison abuse photos

Defense Department officials worry that the Bush-era images will prompt a backlash in the Middle East.

Los Angeles Times

The Obama administration agreed late Thursday to release dozens of photographs depicting alleged abuse by U.S. personnel during the Bush administration of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At least 44 pictures will be released on May 28 -- making public for the first time images of what the military investigated as abuse that took place at facilities other than the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Military helped with CIA interrogation tactics, report says Defense officials would not say exactly what is contained in the photos, but said they are concerned that the release could incite a backlash in the Middle East.

The photos are apparently not as shocking as the photographs from the Abu Ghraib investigation that became a lasting symbol of U.S. mistakes in Iraq. But some show military service members intimidating or threatening detainees by pointing weapons at them. Military officers have been court-martialed for threatening detainees at gunpoint.

"This will constitute visual proof that, unlike the Bush administration's claim, the abuse was not confined to Abu Ghraib and was not aberrational," said Amrit Singh, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, which obtained the agreement as part of a long-running legal battle for documents related to Bush-era anti-terror policies.


Wild Thing's comment......


Barack HUSSEIN Obama! Finishing the job Osama bin Laden started!

Anytime Obama says he isn’t going to do something, what it really means is he IS going to do it, just under a different name.

Today he says no hearings on this, hours later he tries it in the court of public opinion by selectively releasing what he thinks will bring about the desired outcome. Anything to discredit Bush. It doesn’t matter if it hurts the country and our military.




Posted by Wild Thing at 07:50 AM | Comments (9)


Sheriff Arpaio's Letter to Al Sharpton



Reverend Al Sharpton
106 West 145th Street
Harlem, New York City, New York 10039
Fax: 212 690 3070


Dear Reverend Sharpton:

I have read about you with much interest since learning of the protest you plan to lead against me in Maricopa County in June as a way to force my resignation or removal from office.

Your public proclamation leads me to the conclusion: not only do you not understand Arizona; you also do not understand democracy. As the elected Sheriff who, so far has been elected to five consecutive four-year terms, I answer to the four million residents of Maricopa County. I do not answer to the whims of the media, or locally and nationally elected officials who want open borders and who have their own agendas. Nor do I answer to a publicity hound outside interloper who has demonstrated no interest in looking for the truth before making loud uninformed noises.

While your public outcries are colorful, there are several instances where you have inserted yourself into other people's affairs without knowing any of the facts. Poor judgment has caused you plenty of trouble in the past and promises to do so again. Most earnest people want to learn by their mistakes. You seem to glory in repeating them.

I would like to help you avoid further embarrassment by assisting in your understanding of the illegal immigration problem here in my county. When and if you do make the trip here, I invite you to call me to talk about these false allegations.

We can discuss how my deputies are extensively trained by the federal government to properly combat illegal immigration and how the laws of this state allow this Sheriff's Office to question and investigate the immigration status of those people deputies detain in the course of our everyday law enforcement duties.

Don't make the same mistake made by the four Democratic Congressmen calling for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of this office. They and other politicians relied solely on media reports and anti-law enforcement handouts that are replete with inaccuracies. They have brainwashed a handful of local residents to believe these lies. Rest assured that the men and women of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office do not racially profile anyone.

However, we do enforce the state and federal illegal immigration laws. And we will continue to do so as long as these laws are on the books. You can parachute into town, stomp your feet up and down and hold more press conferences against me -- that is a hallmark of democracy too -- but you will not stop me, nor slow me down for one second, from doing what is right.

Before you bring your circus to town and take to our streets by marching against this Sheriff, let's get you fully informed for a change. Congressman John Conyers did not have the courtesy to respond to my invitation to visit with me personally. I hope you will consider my invitation. Surely, a man like yourself -- a reverend -- who famously preaches from the church pulpit understands the infinite wisdome of these words: You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. Let's talk about the truth, Reverend. I await your response.

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Joe Arpaio
Sheriff, Maricopa County

Site where you can see this letter and others by Sheriff Joe




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

“While your public outcries are colorful, there are several instances where you have inserted yourself into other people’s affairs without knowing any of the facts. Poor judgment has caused you plenty of trouble in the past and promises to do so again. Most earnest people want to learn by their mistakes. You seem to glory in repeating them.”


“Before you bring your circus to town”

Fantastic!!! Priceless, Joe put a shot across Sharpton's bow. Our country needs men and women like him, leading it.


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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 07:48 AM | Comments (13)


Holder Won't Selectively Release Terror Memos



Dick Cheney's Daughter, Liz Cheney, explains Waterboarding isn't torture it is used in SERE training.


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Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Thursday he won't play "hide and seek" with secret memos

AP

WASHINGTON

Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Thursday he won't play "hide and seek" with secret memos about harsh interrogations of terror suspects and their effectiveness. In testimony before the House Appropriations Committee, Holder said he's willing to release as much information as possible about the interrogations.

"It is certainly the intention of this administration not to play hide and seek, or not to release certain things," said Holder. "It is not our intention to try to advance a political agenda or to try to hide things from the American people."

Republicans — including former Vice President Dick Cheney — have urged the Obama administration to release other, still-secret documents detailing what intelligence was gained from the controversial interrogation techniques.

"I think you have an obligation to release the rest of the memos," said Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va.

Holder said he wasn't sure exactly which memos Cheney is referring to, because he hasn't seen them. The attorney general suggested such classified documents may exist at other agencies.

"I'm the attorney general and I don't control many of the memos you might be talking about," said Holder.

At Thursday's hearing, members of both parties asked Holder if he plans to seek charges against those officials.

"I will not permit the criminalization of policy differences. However, it is my responsibility as attorney general to enforce the law. It is my duty to enforce the law. If I see evidence of wrongdoing I will pursue it to the full extent of the law," Holder said.


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HERE are the Memos that Obama insisted on being released

Cheney wants the rest added to it since Obama has deciided to do a ONE SIDE HATE FILLED INVESTIGATION.


A 18-page memo, dated August 1, 2002, from Jay Bybee, Assistant Attorney General, OLC, to John A. Rizzo, General Counsel CIA.

A 46-page memo, dated May 10, 2005, from Steven Bradbury, Acting Assistant Attorney General, OLC, to John A. Rizzo, General Counsel CIA.

A 20-page memo, dated May 10, 2005, from Steven Bradbury, Acting Assistant Attorney General, OLC, to John A. Rizzo, General Counsel CIA.

A 40-page memo, dated May 30, 2005, from Steven Bradbury, Acting Assistant Attorney General, OLC, to John A. Rizzo, General Counsel CIA.




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

"Holder said he wasn't sure exactly which memos Cheney is referring to..."

What a liar, he knows, they are the ones Cheney requested from the archives.

Holder wants to give the terrorists immunity, so that they will testify against American heroes! Holder is ALREADY “selectively” releasing documents and memos. Holder only releases what helps his political view.

Bush should have had Holder investigated for the Marc Rich pardon.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:47 AM | Comments (8)


Is Obama Campaign Cash Quashing Eligibility Suits?





FEC shows more than $1 million paid to top law firm since election

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Obama may be using campaign funds to stomp out eligibility lawsuits brought by Americans, as his campaign has paid more than $1 million to his top lawyer since the election.

According to Federal Election Commission records, Obama For America paid $688,316.42 to international law firm Perkins Coie between January and March 2009.

The campaign also compensated Perkins Coie for legal services between Oct. 16, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2008 – to the tune of $378,375.52.

Robert Bauer of Perkins Coie – top lawyer for Obama, Obama's presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee and Obama's Organizing for America – is the same Washington, D.C., lawyer defending President Obama in lawsuits challenging his eligibility to be president.


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

Millions of campaign, ill-gotten, cash to spend defending his Kenyan birth.

Another great untold Obama Story: THE MONEY!

Obama raised about $1Billion for his campaign, and spent no more than $750 Million. We can add in the above amounts too regarding the Birth Certificate.

That $250Million is, of course, the "Change" the man be talkin'bout. As in, "I keeps the change. BTW, that is perfectly legal, IF properly accounted. This little perk goes largely unnoticed, but it is the foundation of many a politician's family fortune.

Ralph Nader has made collecting campaign funds which he never spends his life's work. Even Pat Buchanan picked up $12M, Hanoi ohn Kerry $17 Million.

But B.Hussein Obama has them all beat.

One of the things at the top of the list I can't stand about Obama is his in-your (our) - face, arrogance!


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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 07:45 AM | Comments (8)


FOX News Shepherd Smith Gets Animated



Fox News's Shepard Smith got into a heated debate over interrogation techniques Wednesday with colleagues Trace Gallagher and Judge Andrew Napolitano.

Appearing on FNC's webcast "The Strategy Room," Smith took issue with America using any interrogation method that could be deemed as torture regardless of whether or not it gave results and saved lives.




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

What a cowardly wuss! Jeez!

I wish people would get this upset when our enemies do things that are really torture.I mean my God what some of our brave warriors have gone thru in captivity.

AUGH, I realize FOX news has to have some that are not conservatives ( sadly that is how it works apparently), but can’t they find one a little more masculine, with a few brain cells??? Shep has always been a bit unstable. he got into a fist fight with a chick over a parking space during the big Florida recount in 2000.



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:44 AM | Comments (12)


Rep. Pete Hoekstra Says Congress Knew About the Interrogations




Rep. Pete Hoekstra told Sean Hannity last night


The Washington Journal

Peter Hoekstra ( Mr. Hoekstra, a congressman from Michigan, is ranking Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence)

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair got it right last week when he noted how easy it is to condemn the enhanced interrogation program "on a bright sunny day in April 2009." Reactions to this former CIA program, which was used against senior al Qaeda suspects in 2002 and 2003, are demonstrating how little President Barack Obama and some Democratic members of Congress understand the dire threats to our nation.

George Tenet, who served as CIA director under Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, believes the enhanced interrogations program saved lives. He told CBS's "60 Minutes" in April 2007: "I know this program alone is worth more than the FBI, the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency put together have been able to tell us."

Last week, Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair, made a similar statement in an internal memo to his staff when he wrote that "[h]igh value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qa'ida organization that was attacking this country."

Yet last week Mr. Obama overruled the advice of his CIA director, Leon Panetta, and four prior CIA directors by releasing the details of the enhanced interrogation program. Former CIA director Michael Hayden has stated clearly that declassifying the memos will make it more difficult for the CIA to defend the nation.

It was not necessary to release details of the enhanced interrogation techniques, because members of Congress from both parties have been fully aware of them since the program began in 2002.

We believed it was something that had to be done in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to keep our nation safe. After many long and contentious debates, Congress repeatedly approved and funded this program on a bipartisan basis in both Republican and Democratic Congresses.

Perhaps we need an investigation not of the enhanced interrogation program, but of what the Obama administration may be doing to endanger the security our nation has enjoyed because of interrogations and other antiterrorism measures implemented since Sept. 12, 2001.


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Nancy Pelosi: CIA Briefing- I did not know they would use waterboarding

Both parties supported US interrogation program
More revelations concerning CIA destruction of torture tapes

by Joe Kay

According to a Washington Post article on Sunday, in 2002 four leading congressmen, including the current speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from California, were “given a virtual tour of the CIA’s overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators had devised to try to make the prisoners talk.”
The Post reports: “Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was water-boarding, a practice that years later would be condemned as torture by Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill. But on that day, no objections were raised. Instead, at least two lawmakers in the room asked the CIA to push harder, two US officials said.”
Sunday’s article in the Post notes that beginning in 2002, the CIA gave top officials in Congress at least 30 private briefings, “some of which included descriptions of [water-boarding] and other harsh interrogations methods.”

The meetings included the leaders from both parties of the Senate and House intelligence committees. To date, press reports have revealed the names of six legislators who were briefed on the CIA torture program in 2002-2003: Democratic representatives Jane Harman (California) and Pelosi, Democratic senators Bob Graham (Florida) and John D. (Jay) Rockefeller (West Virginia), Republican Representative Porter Goss (Florida) and Republican Senator Pat Roberts (Kansas). Goss was subsequently made head of the CIA and was serving in that post when the tapes were destroyed in 2005.

Pelosi declined to respond in the Post article, but a “congressional source familiar with Pelosi’s position” told the newspaper that Pelosi recalled discussion of the techniques, but said they were still in the planning stage at the time. The source “acknowledged that Pelosi did not raise objections at the time.”

According to a December 8 article in the New York Times, congressional leaders were informed of the existence of the videotapes in February 2003, and were also informed of the intention of the CIA to destroy them. Harman is now claiming that she urged the CIA not to destroy the tapes, but there was no attempt to inform the American people.

These revelations show that the Democratic Party leadership knew of the CIA’s torture program and approved of it. Only when the CIA program was leaked in 2005 did Democrats feel obliged to posture as opponents of these practices.
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Wild Thing's comment.......

I like what Hoekstra says, but I also don't think they don't understand, it's that they just don't give a flying fig. This should be obvious in the denials of culpability that followed the attacks on 9/11.

This is going to get ugly, quickly. If they attempt to prosecute one person who did thier best to keep us safe, there is going to be an enormous backlash.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:40 AM | Comments (8)


April 23, 2009

Actors from "The Unit" TV Show and Others Visit The Troops in Afghanistan


Actor Robert Patrick from the CBS television series "The Unit" cheers on fellow cast member Max Martini in a race with soldiers assigned to Combat Outpost Deysie, Afghanistan, April 22, 2009. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is on a six-day tour of the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility escorting a USO tour, meeting with counterparts and visiting troops. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley


Chairman Brings USO Show to Remote Afghan Bases

CAMP EGGERS, Afghanistan, April 22, 2009 – Max Martini, who plays Army Master Sgt. Mack Gerhardt in the CBS show “The Unit,” raced up a steep hill at a combat outpost in 28 seconds.


“I can’t be beat by an actor,” said one real soldier, who raced up the same course in 24 seconds. Cheers resounded.

The good-hearted race was part of a USO show that Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brought to Afghanistan today.

On what’s known as a “handshake tour,” Mullen brought long-time Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, basketball hall of famer David Robinson, as well as Martini and fellow cast members of “The Unit,” Dennis Haysbert and Robert Patrick to meet, speak to -- and compete with -- U.S. servicemembers at out-of-the way bases.

“They bring a little bit of America to the troops,” Mullen said. “I try to bring USO entertainers on as many of the trips as I can, because they do brighten everybody’s day.”
Mullen praised the USO troupe for its commitment to servicemembers. “I’m delighted that they would take their personal time to do this,” Mullen said.
Lasorda praised the young men and women he met, saying they “are what America is all about.”
Robinson, who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a naval officer before his professional basketball career with the San Antonio Spurs, said he is impressed by the commitment the servicemembers show. “These are men and women who walk our streets, but understand why it is important to serve,” he said.

In addition to its visit here, the troupe visited Forward Operating Base Airborne and Combat Outpost Deysie today



Wild Thing's comment......

I love the TV show " The Unit", and they visited the troops last July too.

Cast From TV Show "The Unit" Visit The Troops

They may have gone other times too, I hope so . I know the troops really love to see them.



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:55 AM | Comments (2)


Hate Crimes Bill ~ H.R. 1913 ~ Attacks Free Speech




H.R. 1913 Local Law Enforcement and Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009

Our worst nightmare - hate crimes legislation. This will undo us. The line in the sand is free speech. And this is an attack on free speech. The war is lost, America is lost, all is lost if we lose free speech - even speech we do not like.

This is the most dangerous piece of legislation Americans face. What is hate speech? Who decides? This is an overthrow of the first amendment.

Clearly the clergy hates it, because they will prosecute priests for preaching against homosexuality, but they will not prosecute imams for inciting jihad and Islamic Jew hatred.

Violence against anyone for any reason should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Why introduce the 'hate' aspect?

Sponsored by classic America hater and left/fascist Rep. John Conyers [D, MI-14] - this bill must be voted down.

Please write/call/fax your Congressman.

The bill, H.R. 1913, is named the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. As of Tuesday the bill already had 42 co-sponsors.

Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009

Christian Newswire --

U.S. Representative, Barney Frank, announced Thursday that the House Judiciary Committee will be considering hate crimes legislation, H.R. 1913, this coming week of April 20. Frank is expecting the committee to pass the bill which would leave it in the House to vote on later this spring, according to a news release issued by Barney Frank on his website last week.*
The bill, H.R. 1913, is named the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. As of Tuesday the bill already had 42 co-sponsors. The bill was introduced into the House on April 2 by U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), chair of the House Judiciary Committee.
"All freedom loving Americans must voice their opposition to this bill," said Dr. Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. "If this bill passes it lays the foundation for censoring Christians. In other countries, Like in Canada and Sweden, where these types of hate crime laws have been implemented, pastors and Christians have been jailed and fined for their faithful adherence to the biblical values."
US Congressman John Conyers reintroduced the same bill that passed in 2007. The bill was passed in less than one hour before any opposition could be mounted. It was eventually vetoed by President Bush. President Obama has expressed his support of hate crime legislation and is expected to sign the bill if passed.


* Atlas Shrugs Blog


Brad OLeary - Fox & Friends Appearance - 04.21.09



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And remember this that I posted about during the election campaign.........

Obama Truth Squad ~ Obama Prosecutors will "prosecute you for "lies" about Obama"


St. Louis TV station reports a group known as the Barack Obama Truth Squad is coming under fire because a number of state prosecutors and sheriffs have joined and may crack down on free speech. KMOV-TV says the group was set up to respond to advertisements and statements about Obama it considers misleading and possible violations of the state's ethics laws.

Missouri Republican Governor Matt Blunt says, "What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous... the only conceivable purpose... is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate." And the conservative Americans Issues Project says Obama is carrying out a campaign of what it calls "legal intimidation."

Meanwhile, KMOV-TV has been inundated with calls from angry viewers as far away as New York and Florida. The station reports many are expressing concern that people could be prosecuted for stating their political views.


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

Let's say someone is listening to a sermon on homosexuality on a Sunday morning, and decides to turn in that pastor for what they think is a hate crime. Under that bill, the pastor would be subject to prosecution, by law. Let's say a parent teaches their child that homosexuality is wrong. If that child goes to school and tells a teacher about it, the teacher would have the right to have the parent prosecuted. Further, let's say you believe that Islam is a religion and culture that is based on violence. Under that bill, if you share that belief, you could be turned in and prosecuted for a perceived hate crime. Regardless of what anyone believes about any particular issue, we all should have the right to our opinions and beliefs, without intrusion by our government.

This bill really is insidious, as it is telling you and me what we can and cannot talk about...or think about...in our daily lives.

In reading the bill it also might be the Islam Protection Act to allow further invasion.

Our Nation the left anyway, has turned it's back on God and now with Obama it is turning it's back on Israel.

This legislation is about as Orwellian as it gets. And this bill is grossly unconstitutional.

Obama has expressed eagerness to place sexual orientation discrimination on a par with that of religion and race, and pledged his support for the earlier incarnation of the bill. ( source)

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny.




....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 (10)


God Bless the USA



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

God bless each one of our Veterans and our troops today. Without them we would not have our America I love so dearly, so passionately! What an honor it is to know you.


....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 07:48 AM | Comments (3)


Obama Injects a Poison Into Politics




Presidential Poison

The Wall Street Journal


Mark down the date. Tuesday, April 21, 2009, is the moment that any chance of a new era of bipartisan respect in Washington ended. By inviting the prosecution of Bush officials for their antiterror legal advice, President Obama has injected a poison into our politics that he and the country will live to regret.

Policy disputes, often bitter, are the stuff of democratic politics. Elections settle those battles, at least for a time, and Mr. Obama's victory in November has given him the right to change policies on interrogations, Guantanamo, or anything on which he can muster enough support. But at least until now, the U.S. political system has avoided the spectacle of a new Administration prosecuting its predecessor for policy disagreements. This is what happens in Argentina, Malaysia or Peru, countries where the law is treated merely as an extension of political power.

If this analogy seems excessive, consider how Mr. Obama has framed the issue. He has absolved CIA operatives of any legal jeopardy, no doubt because his intelligence advisers told him how damaging that would be to CIA morale when Mr. Obama needs the agency to protect the country. But he has pointedly invited investigations against Republican legal advisers who offered their best advice at the request of CIA officials.

"Your intelligence indicates that there is currently a level of 'chatter' equal to that which preceded the September 11 attacks," wrote Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee, in his August 1, 2002 memo. "In light of the information you believe [detainee Abu] Zubaydah has and the high level of threat you believe now exists, you wish to move the interrogations into what you have described as an 'increased pressure phase.'"

Within hours of Mr. Obama's Tuesday comments, Senator Carl Levin piled on with his own accusatory Intelligence Committee report. The demands for a "special counsel" at Justice and a Congressional show trial are louder than ever, and both Europe's left and the U.N. are signaling their desire to file their own charges against former U.S. officials.

Those officials won't be the only ones who suffer if all of this goes forward. Congress will face questions about what the Members knew and when, especially Nancy Pelosi when she was on the House Intelligence Committee in 2002. The Speaker now says she remembers hearing about waterboarding, though not that it would actually be used. Does anyone believe that? Porter Goss, her GOP counterpart at the time, says he knew exactly what he was hearing and that, if anything, Ms. Pelosi worried the CIA wasn't doing enough to stop another attack. By all means, put her under oath.

Mr. Obama may think he can soar above all of this, but he'll soon learn otherwise. The Beltway's political energy will focus more on the spectacle of revenge, and less on his agenda. The CIA will have its reputation smeared, and its agents second-guessing themselves. And if there is another terror attack against Americans, Mr. Obama will have set himself up for the argument that his campaign against the Bush policies is partly to blame.

By indulging his party's desire to criminalize policy advice, he has unleashed furies that will haunt his Presidency.


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FOX news

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Wednesday that he prefers to have a bipartisan investigation of Bush-era interrogation policies but that separate congressional investigations will go forward, including his own committee's.

"I'm not one who feels we should turn the page if you haven't read the page," Leahy said.
Democrats on Wednesday defended the call for probes into the drafting and use of harsh interrogation techniques, a day after President Obama opened the door for potential prosecution of those lawyers who justified the tactics in legal memos.
"This isn't a partisan witch hunt," said Sen. Ted Kaufman, D-Del., who also is on the Judiciary Committee.
An aide to Leahy said the senator is talking to Republican colleagues behind the scenes to try to build support for an independent commission, something Obama now says he would support.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, though, suggested the Justice Department is the best entity to examine the issue.

"I think that the lawyers that are involved are plenty capable of determining whether any law has been broken," he said. "I want to stress that that determination is not going to be made by the president, or the vice president, or anybody that works in the White House, because that's why many, many, many, many moons ago we created a Department of Justice."


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Leahy's un-American activities commission

Politico

Many of the same members who are so critical today remained silent when they were briefed about our counterterrorism efforts. In December 2007, The Washington Post reported that in 2002 four members of Congress were given a virtual tour of the CIA’s overseas detention sites and were briefed on interrogation techniques. The bipartisan group, which included Pelosi, was specifically briefed on waterboarding. None of the four complained, and one of them asked if the methods being used were tough enough.

The CIA gave key legislative overseers about 30 private briefings, including waterboarding and other interrogation techniques in 2002 and 2003. It is curious that lawmakers who were repeatedly briefed and raised no objections should subsequently criticize those very same policies. That the criticism came only when memories of the Sept. 11 attacks faded and public opinion shifted suggests a political motive. If that is the case, trying to prosecute those involved is the concomitant attempt to criminalize these political differences.

Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt)- in a 1985 television appearance Leahy disclosed classified information that one of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's telephone conversations had been intercepted. The information that Leahy revealed had been used in the operation to capture the Arab terrorists who had hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise ship and killed American citizens, and the Union-Tribune claimed that Leahy's indiscretion may have cost the life of at least one of the Egyptian operatives involved in that operation. Because of his several leaks he was forced to step down from his seat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Today he is Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.


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Hillary Clinton Disses Cheney on Torture Memos

Rep. Rohrabacher questions Hillary.

"It won't surprise you that I don't consider him (Cheney) a particularly reliable source." said Hillary Clinton.


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Soros-funded MoveOn.org launched a new ad asking Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate "torture" by Bush Administration officials.





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

Karl Rove said, and I’m paraphrasing: “This is what you see in Third World coutries run by colonels wearing mirrored sunglasses.”

Maybe Obama thinks he can just throw some red meat to his base, that they'll be satisfied, and then he can divert their attention with another issue before it gets serious, but he may have unleased something he can't stop. This will end up having a life on it's own, except for one thing.......B. Hussein Obama gave birth to this.

Obama is insane and controlled by Soros who is an i evil, hateful man ....hmmmmm actually they both are. Only Obama is not the one with the smarts. I really don't think Obama is that bright, I could be wrong just a feeling when I watch him speak. He is slow and gives way too much time to trying to figure out what he wants to say.

The hate and blame Bush game got so much mileage for Obama that he is never going to let it go.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:47 AM | Comments (6)


Pasadena Tea Party ~ “A little revolution is a good thing”



Pia Varma speaks at the Pasadena Tea Party “A little revolution is a good thing”


h/t SondraK


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

This is the first time I have used PopModal videos so I am hoping they work ok on here. Let me know if you cannot see this video, thank you so much.

It is a great speech by Pia.



....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 07:45 AM | Comments (5)


"Arrogant Americans, Mr. President?" by Peter Heck



by Peter Heck

As I was sitting in church waiting for the start of the service, my grandpa came walking towards me pointing his finger. No matter how old I get, and no matter how long he's been out of the U.S. Navy, that's still an intimidating sight. As he approached me, his voice quivered as he said, "We saved that continent twice...how dare my president apologize for this country's arrogance." My grandpa is right. Americans need not apologize to the world for their arrogance; rather, Americans should apologize to their forefathers for the arrogance of their president.

Barack Obama's first foreign trip as President of the United States has confirmed the naiveté so many of us feared during the election cycle. But worse than that, it has also demonstrated that our president suffers from either a complete misunderstanding of our heritage and history, or an utter contempt for it. Neither is excusable.

Garnering cheers from the French of all people, President Obama declared, "In America, there is a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive." Consider that Obama spoke these words just 500 miles from the beaches of Normandy, where the sand is still stained with 65 year old blood of "arrogant Americans."

Indeed, columnist Mark Whittington observes, "One should remind Mr. Obama and the Europeans how America has 'shown arrogance' by saving Europe from itself innumerable times in the 20th Century. World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and the wars in the Balkans were largely resolved by American blood, treasure, and leadership." But all that appears lost on the president's seemingly insatiable quest to mend fences he imagines have been tarnished by the bullish George W. Bush.

If Obama wishes to continue trampling the presidential tradition of showing class to former office holders and publicly trash Bush for his own personal gain, so be it. But all Americans should make clear that no man - even if he is the president - will tarnish the legacy of those Americans who have gone before us. Ours is not a history of arrogance. It is a history of courage, self-sacrifice, and honor.

When abusive monarchs repressed the masses, Americans resisted and overthrew them. When misguided policies led to the unjust oppression of fellow citizens, Americans rebelled and overturned them. When millions of impoverished and destitute wretches sought a new beginning, Americans threw open the door and welcomed them. When imperial dictators were on the march, Americans surrendered their lives to stop them. When communist thugs threatened world peace, Americans bled to defeat them. When an entire continent was overwhelmed with famine and hunger, Americans gave of themselves to sustain it. When terrorist madmen killed the innocent and subjugated millions, Americans led the fight to topple them.

This is the legacy that generations of Americans have left. If President Obama seeks stronger relations with the world community, perhaps he should begin by reminding them of these very truths, rather than condemning his own countrymen on foreign shores.

This "obsessive need to put down his own country," has caused blogger James Lewis to call President Obama a "stunningly ignorant man" who has evidently never spoken to a concentration camp survivor, a Cuban refugee, a boat person from Vietnam, a Soviet dissident, or a survivor of Mao's purges.

Unfortunately, I can no longer bring myself to give Mr. Obama that benefit of the doubt. Not after looking at the pain in my grandpa's eyes...a man who still carries shrapnel in his body from his service to this country.

As a student and teacher of history, I recognize that America has made mistakes...plenty of them, in fact. But one of the great things about our people has been their courage and humility in admitting and correcting those mistakes. God willing they will prove that willingness again in four years and correct the mistake that is the presidency of Barack Obama.


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

I have never heard of this writer before, he is excellent. I really like what he wrote.

Obama is a traitor to our country!!! We used to punish traitors, how pathetic we are as a nation that so many no longer care if we have traitors in our government. I wish only those that voted for this Muslim would be the ones to pay the price for putting this guy in 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


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April 22, 2009

Idiot (Janet reno-wanna be) Napolitano Blames Canada For 9-11 Attack



Napolitano's comments about Canada's border sparks diplomatic kerfuffle

CTV.ca News

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made the comments during a media interview earlier this week, much to the chagrin of Canadians on both sides of the border.

"Unfortunately, misconceptions arise on something as fundamental as where the 9-11 terrorists came from," said Michael Wilson, Canada's ambassador in Washington.
"As the 9-11 commission reported in 2004, all of the 9-11 terrorists arrived in the United States from outside North America. They flew to major U.S. airports. They entered the U.S. with documents issued by the United States government and no 9-11 terrorists came from Canada."

Later, Napolitano's staff attempted to tamp down the controversy by blaming the comments on a simple misunderstanding, said Wilson, who was the keynote speaker at the Border Trade Alliance meeting in Washington Tuesday.

"Her comment from her people is that she misunderstood," Wilson said, adding that he was planning a personal meeting with Napolitano in the near future.

The furor began when Napolitano was asked to clarify statements she had made about equal treatment for the Mexican and Canadian borders, despite the fact that a flood of illegal immigrants and a massive drug war are two serious issues on the southern border.

"Yes, Canada is not Mexico, it doesn't have a drug war going on, it didn't have 6,000 homicides that were drug-related last year," she said.
"Nonetheless, to the extent that terrorists have come into our country or suspected or known terrorists have entered our country across a border, it's been across the Canadian border. There are real issues there."

When asked if she was referring to the 9-11 terrorists, Napolitano added: "Not just those but others as well."

On Tuesday afternoon, RCMP Commissioner William Elliot expressed frustration with the comments during an interview on CTV's Power Play.

"I was somewhat surprised and disappointed," he said, adding he hopes the misconception has been cleared up.
"I understand and am happy to hear that she has issued a statement acknowledging that that didn't happen."

But Thomas d'Aquino, president of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, decried Napolitano's comments on Tuesday.

"I am a longstanding friend and ally of the United States, but sometimes failures in our two-way dialogue cause me to shake my head in sadness and dismay," he said in a press release.
"The claim that some of the 9/11 terrorists entered the United States from Canada is, quite simply, a myth - an urban legend that began with a handful of erroneous media reports in the days following the terrorist strikes."


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

This woman (???) is a total idiot for starters.

Diversion away from the real danger-—the Mexican border. She’s a buffoon of the highest order. Every time I see a head shot of Nappy, I think of Janet Reno and the Waco massacre shown live on CNN. These two were separated at birth.


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Obama Will Not Rule Out Prosecuting Bush For Torture!


Obama spokesperson Robert Gibbs today said that the administration will not rule out prosecuting President Bush for torture.

Asked what changed after it seemed the President did not intend to prosecute Bush Administration Officials regarding GITMO interrogation techniques ... Gibbs......."no one is above the law."



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

Power can be a wonderful thing, a person with power can do a lot of good in the world. But it also works the other way too. The power Obama has been given is not a good thing, it is the worst thing that could ever happen to a person like Obama. He will use his power to hurt others, and destroy our country.
Even for the short time he has illegally held the office of president he will go down in history as the worst president this nation has ever had.


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Obama's Appoval Rating Falls to Low Level




Rasmussem Report

Obama's appoval rating falls to low level, dissaprove numbers matching up 34-32 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 34% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-two percent (32%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +2 .


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

But, but, but... This can’t be true. The media has told us he is god-like. How can this be? And all it took was 3 months. Wonder how long before the rats start deserting the ship????

Obama is so arrogant, he thinks he can be blatantly anti-American and still keep high approval numbers. Not to mention, his narcissism is becoming glaringly obvious.



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

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

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent



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Senators Express Outrage over “Right Wing Extremism” Report




Sen. DeMint


Washington, DC - U.S. Sens. Jim DeMint, David Vitter, James Inhofe, Tom Coburn, Sam Brownback, Richard Burr and Lisa Murkowski yesterday sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano requesting an explanation of the methodology used by the department to draft its recent controversial report outlining the threat of rightwing extremism for America’s law enforcement.


The report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security cites a potential link between rightwing extremists and veterans returning from combat duty, Second Amendment advocates, small government activists and individuals who espouse certain conservative viewpoints.

“This document is absurd and offensive,” said Sen. DeMint. “It suggests that Secretary Napolitano believes our Navy SEALs could be an equal or greater threat than the pirates they took down. Does the President really agree that veterans and tea party soccer moms are terrorists-in-waiting?”
“Certainly, extremism of all varieties is a threat to the United States and her citizens throughout the world,” said Vitter. “But I don’t believe that this report contains any evidence that would justify singling out these particular groups of Americans as suspected terrorists. To suggest that returning soldiers or Second Amendment rights advocates are prone to joining extremist groups is insulting and highly inflammable – in addition to being a questionable focus for the Department of Homeland Security, especially when our southern border is still a source of major concern for a majority of Americans.”
“I was shocked to learn that this report classifies the brave men and women returning home from combat and operational deployments around the globe, who have been honorably defending our country, as potential terrorists,” Inhofe said. “As a Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I am especially proud of our soldiers returning home and I find it extremely regretful that they have been subjected to such an insult by this report. Furthermore, I find it reprehensible that within this report Americans who hold certain beliefs regarding issues such as immigration, the Second Amendment, and abortion fall under the report’s broad generalization of rightwing extremists, and are therefore considered a potential threat. I believe this report to be very offensive to many Americans.”
“Under DHS’s bizarre guidelines many of our founders, were they alive today, would be classified as potential terrorist threats. This carelessly written and poorly reasoned report is offensive to not only our veterans, but to every American who is passionately committed to the ideals of limited government, life and liberty that made our country great,” said Coburn.
“This DHS report is insulting to American veterans and patently untrue,” said Brownback. “American military veterans deserve the respect of a grateful nation, not suspicion and slander. I join millions of Americans in thanking our nation’s veterans for all of their sacrifices.”
“Our nation’s veterans have bravely sacrificed themselves to ensure our security, and they deserve our honor and our respect,” said Burr. “To classify those who protect America from the dangers of terrorism as potential terrorists themselves is an insult.”





A copy of the letter is attached.

The Honorable Janet Napolitano
Secretary
The Department of Homeland Security
310 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20528-0150


VIA FACSIMILE

Dear Secretary Napolitano,

We write today regarding the release of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” and prepared by the Extremism and Radicalization Branch of the Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division.

While we agree that extremists of all varieties represent a potential threat to the United States, we are troubled by some of the statements included as fact in the report titled above.

First, your report states that “rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat.” Using the DHS rationale, do you also believe that weapons familiarity and tactical training means local, state, and federal law enforcement personnel, and members of the National Guard, are also being recruited? To suggest that a soldier returning from a combat tour is more prone to join an extremist group is unconscionable and insulting to our brave men and women who risk their lives protecting our freedom.

Second, the report states that the millions of Americans who believe in the Second Amendment are a potential threat to our national security. Why? Do you have statistics to prove that law-abiding Americans who purchase a legal product are being recruited by so-called hate groups? If so, please present us with DHS’s independent data.

Third, the report identifies those individuals who believe in such issues as pro-life legislation, limited government, and legal versus illegal immigration as potential terrorist threats. We can assure you that these beliefs are held by citizens of all races, party affiliations and sex, and should not be listed as a factor in determining potential terror threats. A better way to describe them is as citizens exercising their First Amendment rights.

Also, you listed those who bemoan the decline of U.S. stature and the loss of U.S. manufacturing capability to China and India as being potential rightwing extremists. We would suggest that the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs in the manufacturing industry to foreign countries are not potential terror threats, but rather, honest Americans worried about feeding their families and earning a paycheck. Once again, to classify Americans who have lost their jobs as potential terror threats does a disservice to millions of Americans.

In closing, we support the mission of DHS in protecting our country from terror attacks and are proud of the many DHS employees who make this possible, in conjunction with our state and local law enforcement. We ask that DHS not use this report as a basis to unfairly target millions of Americans because of their beliefs and the rights afforded to them in the Constitution, and that you provide us with the data that supports the claims listed in the report titled above.


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

I appreciate that these 7 senators have sent a letter to Homeland Security, the letter itself was rather weak. It should have been longer, and conveyed more outrage. But I guess it was better than nothing.

My question is, Where are the REST of the senators on this issue? For the government to attack veterans and conservatives as possible enemies of the state is reprehensible! -- not to mention ridiculous -- and dangerous.


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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


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Homegrown Jihad:Terrorist Camps Around the U.S.



February 16, 2009

Sean Hannity talks to Martin Mawyer (Christian Action Network), producer of the new documentary film, Homegrown Jihad, about the 35 Islamic terrorist training compounds that exist right here in America.


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35 Islamic terrorist training compounds known as Muslims of America. Under the leadership of a radical Pakistani cleric, Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, Muslims of America has thousands of devoted followers who are being groomed for HOMEGROWN JIHAD.

Christian Action Network exposes these dangerous terrorist compounds and reveals for the first time a secret training tape in which American Muslims are recruited to join one of the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare right here in America! They are called Soldiers of Allah and they are trained in explosives, kidnapping, murder, firing weapons, and guerilla warfare. They are told, Act like you are a friend, then kill him just like from the book.


Washington, DC-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III issued a warning that "terrorists are prepared to conduct Mumbai-style attacks on U.S. soil….[raising] the question of whether a similar attack could happen in Seattle of San Diego, Miami or Manhattan." Wither rumors circulating throughout the government that the terror chatter level is high, the Director reported "groups could use homegrown radicals, rather than foreign terrorists, to infiltrate the country."



Wild Thing's comment......

This is so sickening to learn of this. I had posted before about one of these camps but this tells of so many more of them. Very scary.



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Miss California on Neil Cavuto Show


Neil Cavuto talks Carrie Prejean (Miss USA Runner-Up) about the gay marriage question she was asked at this year's Miss America competition, and her faith that led ler to answer the way she did.



Carrie Prejean: "I wasn't concerned about any other state except my state. A majority of the people in my state agreed with me. They believe a marriage should be between a man and a woman and I was marked down because of my opinion. And, I don't think that's right... I don't believe taxpayer's money should be used to bail out companies. I don't. Do I think they should be used for welfare. I don't... It (the Perez question) was obviously a test of my faith. A test of my character; my person. And, I am blessed to be here right now."



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

I saw the show and she was extremely gracious and I was so glad to hear her replies. She is a Conservative and I loved her answers about the bailout too.


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50,000 Names






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


This video is dedicated to all of the ones who served in and lost their lives in the defense of American Freedom.

Thank you Jack for the information about who is singing this.

sung by 'The Possum', George Jones



....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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Katrina Pierson - Dallas Tea Party




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

She is excellent, I watched this earlier and wanted to share it with you.


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"The Audacity of Vanity" by Charles Krauthammer







Special Report with Brett Baier, the panel including Charles Krauthammer, was especially prescient in describing the pitfalls of Obama's South American visit, his time with Chavez, his complacent acceptance of Daniel Noriega's 50-minute anti-US screen, as well as America's endurance of Mahmoud's tirade about Israel being a "racist regime."



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The Audacity of Vanity

The Washington Post

By Charles Krauthammer


Barack Obama wants to speak at the Brandenburg Gate. He figures it would be a nice backdrop. The supporting cast -- a cheering audience and a few fainting frauleins -- would be a picturesque way to bolster his foreign policy credentials.

What Obama does not seem to understand is that the Brandenburg Gate is something you earn. President Ronald Reagan earned the right to speak there because his relentless pressure had brought the Soviet empire to its knees and he was demanding its final "tear down this wall" liquidation. When President John F. Kennedy visited the Brandenburg Gate on the day of his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, he was representing a country that was prepared to go to the brink of nuclear war to defend West Berlin.

Who is Obama representing? And what exactly has he done in his lifetime to merit appropriating the Brandenburg Gate as a campaign prop? What was his role in the fight against communism, the liberation of Eastern Europe, the creation of what George Bush the elder -- who presided over the fall of the Berlin Wall but modestly declined to go there for a victory lap -- called "a Europe whole and free"?

Does Obama not see the incongruity? It's as if a German pol took a campaign trip to America and demanded the Statue of Liberty as a venue for a campaign speech. (The Germans have now gently nudged Obama into looking at other venues.)

Americans are beginning to notice Obama's elevated opinion of himself. There's nothing new about narcissism in politics. Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president. Nonetheless, has there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his lifetime achievements?

Obama is a three-year senator without a single important legislative achievement to his name, a former Illinois state senator who voted "present" nearly 130 times. As president of the Harvard Law Review, as law professor and as legislator, has he ever produced a single notable piece of scholarship? Written a single memorable article? His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself.

It is a subject upon which he can dilate effortlessly. In his victory speech upon winning the nomination, Obama declared it a great turning point in history -- "generations from now we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment" -- when, among other wonders, "the rise of the oceans began to slow." As Hudson Institute economist Irwin Stelzer noted in his London Daily Telegraph column, "Moses made the waters recede, but he had help." Obama apparently works alone.

Obama may think he's King Canute, but the good king ordered the tides to halt precisely to refute sycophantic aides who suggested that he had such power. Obama has no such modesty.

After all, in the words of his own slogan, "we are the ones we've been waiting for," which, translating the royal "we," means: " I am the one we've been waiting for." Amazingly, he had a quasi-presidential seal with its own Latin inscription affixed to his lectern, until general ridicule -- it was pointed out that he was not yet president -- induced him to take it down.

He lectures us that instead of worrying about immigrants learning English, "you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish" -- a language Obama does not speak. He further admonishes us on how "embarrassing" it is that Europeans are multilingual but "we go over to Europe, and all we can say is 'merci beaucoup.' " Obama speaks no French.

His fluent English does, however, feature many such admonitions, instructions and improvements. His wife assures us that President Obama will be a stern taskmaster: "Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism . . . that you come out of your isolation. . . . Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed."

For the first few months of the campaign, the question about Obama was: Who is he? The question now is: Who does he think he is?

We are getting to know. Redeemer of our uninvolved, uninformed lives. Lord of the seas. And more. As he said on victory night, his rise marks the moment when "our planet began to heal." As I recall -- I'm no expert on this -- Jesus practiced his healing just on the sick. Obama operates on a larger canvas.


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Robert Godwin, PhD (Clinical psychologist) also weighs in on pathological and malignant narcissism:

“Obama seems to suffer from malignant narcissism whereby he feels he is exceptional, acts like he is exceptional and his followers believe he is exceptional. On the basis of his followers opinion, Obama feels even more justified in his exceptionalism...”

To nail that reality down further:

“..The pathological narcissist imagines he’s giving you milk when he’s actually feeding you poop; in short, he’s not a bountiful breast but a toxic a$$hole. Once you get a feel for this, you can really appreciate the ubiquity of the dynamic. Ever wonder how Noam Chomsky can be so prolific? Because the large intestine never sleeps. Likewise, mass culture is a sewer. Literally. ...

Look at Obama. What is he? That’s part of the problem, because he clearly doesn’t know. He’s certainly not “priestly” or spiritual, based upon his long-time membership in a racist cult. He’s not intellectual, based upon his skin-deep grasp of the issues, and a mind that seems to consist of little more than recycled leftist cliches with no discernible center. He’s not a warrior; quite the opposite, as he has no feel whatsoever for military culture. He’s not a leader, as his basic masculinity is too much in doubt. He’s pretending to be something, but even he doesn’t seem to know what it is. Apparently, he wasn’t even a good community agitator, like Al Sharpton. ..” ~ Gagdad Bob (Robert Godwin, PhD)


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

This is such a great column. I have always like Charles Krauthammer. He really nails it.



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April 21, 2009

Obama on Torture Memo Release


Obama Open to Prosecutions Interrogation Abuses

April 21, 2009




Obama Open to Prosecution of Officials Who Cleared Interrogation Tactics

President Obama says it is up to the attorney general whether to prosecute Bush administration lawyers who wrote the memos approving harsh interrogation tactics.


FOX news

President Obama left open the door Tuesday for charges to be brought against Bush administration lawyers who justified harsh interrogation techniques, though he continued to argue that CIA agents who used those tactics should not be prosecuted.

The president showed wiggle room on the issue as he faces calls from Democratic lawmakers and organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union to support such charges. Asked about the possibility of prosecution related to the interrogation program, the president deferred to Attorney General Eric Holder.

"With respect to those who formulate those legal decisions, I would say that that is going to be more of a decision for the attorney general within the parameters of various laws," Obama said. "And I don't want to prejudge that. ... There are a host of very complicated issues involved there."

It was the first time Obama took a question on the matter since his administration released a string of previously classified memos detailing harsh interrogation tactics used against terror suspects. At the time, Obama said agents who followed Department of Justice advice would not be prosecuted.

He reiterated that point Tuesday. "For those who carried out some of these operations within the four corners of legal opinions or guidance that had been provided from the White House, I do not think it's appropriate for them to be prosecuted," he said.

But while he also repeated his view that investigations into Bush officials could get politicized, he indicated for the first time an openness to such a course provided it is carried out in a "bipartisan fashion."

The attorneys who authored the memos, and who are the subject of an internal Justice Department ethics inquiry, are John Yoo, Jay Bybee and Steven Bradbury.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, wrote a letter to Obama Monday asking him to reserve comment on the issue while her panel completes its review of detainee interrogations. She estimated the study would be completed in six to eight months.

MoveOn is also seeking 200,000 signatures for a petition to Holder urging him to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the interrogations.

One source familiar with the matter told FOX News that, if appointed, a prosecutor would most likely be limited to pursuing "aiding and abetting" charges against the lawyers who wrote the memos.
"If (Justice attorneys) go after them, that's all they can get them on because they didn't torture but they facilitated the torture," the source said, adding that prosecutors first have to prove a criminal act of torture was committed.
"But if I were these people, I would still get a very good lawyer," the source said.


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

Here it comes - the start of a two or three year criminal investigation into all things Bush.Sheesh! This is an extremely treacherous road that Obama is traveling. Exposing national intelligence does not seem like something a president has ever done.

If Hussein tries to prosecute members of our armed forces OMG, please God don't let that happen.

Just as our operatives in the CIA have been intimidated by the inexcusable threats of the Obama administration, subsequently withdrawn, to prosecute CIA operatives, so now everyone who sets his hand to put pen to paper to render a legal opinion or simply a policy memorandum will hesitate to touch the pen to paper.

The liberals always loved to talk about the "chilling effect" upon free speech of a policy they do not like. Now they have become masters of the art. The Democrats have always tended to criminalize policy differences. Now Obama has one more tool to keep his administration under control.

There is literally nothing this man has done in office which is incongruent with a radical Marxist seeking due aggrandize personal power and irretrievably break our democracy.

President Bush could easily have had Bill Clinton investigated for so many things. All those ' gates" that went on during the Clinton era and dead bodies as well. But he didn't and he said the reason why he moved on about it was because he did not want to show disrespect for the actual office of the President. Not so much the person at all, but the office the person holds. (not exact quote, only how I remember it)

I think the idea was that if a President is taken down, kicked out of office etc. it needs to be done during their presidency not afterward as it takes on another life one that destroys a country in keeping it constantly at in a battle of legal wars for years. And while they are in office there is more of an urgency to get things done as soon as possible. I could be wrong about this.

Hussein's “...it does no good to revisit the crimes of the past; we must move forward,” stuff he was spouting on his Apology and Appeasement Tour obviously only applied to the his fellow anti-America, anti-USA, socialist, communist buddies that are leaders of other countries.


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Vice President Dick Cheney Formally Asks CIA to Release Torture Memos


Sean Hannity interviewed Cheney on his show last night

Cheney Calls For More CIA Reports To Be Declassified


Drudge

In a two part interview airing tonight and tomorrow night on FOX News Channel’s Hannity (9-10PM ET), Vice President Dick Cheney shared his thoughts on the CIA memos that were recently declassified and also revealed his request to the CIA to declassify additional memos that confirm the success of the Bush administration’s interrogation tactics:


They discussed the interrogation techniques used during the Bush years. Cheney was disturbed that the Obama Administration released techniques that were used but not the memos that showed the success of the efforts.

DICK CHENEY:

“One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is they put out the legal memos, the memos that the CIA got from the Office of Legal Counsel, but they didn't put out the memos that showed the success of the effort. And there are reports that show specifically what we gained as a result of this activity. They have not been declassified.”
“I formally asked that they be declassified now. I haven't announced this up until now, I haven't talked about it, but I know specifically of reports that I read, that I saw that lay out what we learned through the interrogation process and what the consequences were for the country.”
“And I've now formally asked the CIA to take steps to declassify those memos so we can lay them out there and the American people have a chance to see what we obtained and what we learned and how good the intelligence was, as well as to see this debate over the legal opinions.”

And also this.....................


Politico

Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity that President Obama’s handshake with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez “was not helpful” and could lead “foes” of the U.S. to “think they’re dealing with a weak president.”
“I find disturbing is the extent to which he has gone to Europe, for example, and seemed to apologize profusely in Europe, and then to Mexico, and apologize there, and so forth,” Cheney told Hannity.
“And I think you have to be very careful. The world outside there, both our friends and our foes, will be quick to take advantage of a situation if they think they’re dealing with a weak president or one who is not going to stand up and aggressively defend America’s interests.”


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

Obama and his releasing memos to make us look bad but not releasing the rest of it that shows how it worked out for the good and what needed to be done is rock solid pure EVIL and that is just what B. Hussein Obama is....EVIIL and he truly hates America and our military.

God bless Dick Cheney, I LOVE how he is fighting back!!!!!! Cheney is one guy you DO NOT want to play hardball with! I love how he pops up out of nowhere. He isn't an attention WHORE like Obama and gang and he only speaks to the media `when it is relevant.

Obama’s definition of transparancy: “We will only tell you the side of the story that makes us look good”


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Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day



Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah in Hebrew) is a national day of commemoration in Israel, on which the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are memorialized. It is a solemn day, beginning at sunset on the 26th of the month of Nisan (Monday evening, April 20, 2009) and ending the following evening, according to the traditional Jewish custom of marking a day. Places of entertainment are closed and memorial ceremonies are held throughout the country.

This year's central theme is "Children in the Holocaust."

Approximately 1.5 million children were murdered in the Holocaust.

At the end of the war, a new chapter began, one of both hope and pain for the life that was gone, never to return. Many children were lost to their families and their Jewish heritage forever. For others, the war's end marked a beginning of their return to their real selves, a process filled with difficulties and torment. Very slowly, they emerged from hiding, from the forests and the camps, and began the long and painful process of rehabilitation. Despite the scars, they sought to rebuild their lives anew.


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

"This evening, the State of Israel marks Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day. Six million of our brethren were massacred during the Holocaust. Sadly, not everyone learned the lesson. While we gather to honor their memory, in Switzerland there will assemble a conference allegedly aimed against racism. Its guest-of-honor is a racist Holocaust-denier who does not hide his intentions to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. I commend the countries that are boycotting this show of hatred. As opposed to those dark days, today a strong Jewish state stands to ensure the continued existence of the Jewish people in the face of this new anti-Semitism."


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

This must never happen again!!!

“As we pause to remember the 6 million who perished, let us also pause to celebrate the lives of those who survived -- who went on to teach us the great responsibility of life itself,” he said. “It matters what we do.” ~ Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


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CNN to Treat Obama's 100th Day Like Election Night ~ God Help Us!


Breitbart

NEW YORK

CNN is marking President Barack Obama's 100th day in office with prime-time coverage that will recall last year's primary and general election nights, right down to John King's magic wall.
The network says it will compile a national report card of Obama's performance, using opinion polls and a series of viewer surveys.

The big night is April 29, a week from this Wednesday, pre-empting regular programming.

Most of the anchors and commentators who were CNN regulars on political nights last year will appear.

"This is the perfect day to have commentary about how the president is doing and the perfect day to ask the public how they think the president is doing," said Sam Feist, CNN's political director. He's been planning the 100th and 200th day specials since shortly after the election.

The 100-day marker is a journalistic contrivance often used to evaluate new administrations. CNN is giving extra importance to this one because of the two wars and economic meltdown.

ABC News is planning to mark the day with reporting on "Good Morning America," "World News" and "Nightline," a spokeswoman said. Other television networks haven't made their plans clear.

CNN will review actions taken by the Obama administration and give viewers a chance to grade him, the Cabinet and Congress, Feist said.
"It's going to have the energy and excitement of an election night," Feist said.

King, who used a giant touchscreen during the election to keep track of polling data, will use it again to show where money is going from the economic stimulus plan, he said. Bill Schneider will review polling data. Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and Soledad O'Brien will join King as the network's on-air leaders.

CNN won a Peabody Award for its primary and debate night coverage last year and, given consistently high ratings for these political nights, would love an encore. Prime-time has also been a weakness for the network, as CNN finished third in prime-time viewers behind Fox News Channel and MSNBC for the first time ever during the first quarter of the year.


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Exclusive: Bill Ayers Talks About Election Night in Grant Park
[Obama win brings commie Ayers to tears!]

From NBC Chicago, Jan 21, 2009:

Bill Ayers was "overflowing with happiness, relief, love" when he and his wife went to Grant Park with tens of thousands of Chicagoans to celebrate the election of President Barack Obama.

Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, spoke exclusively with NBC Chicago's Dick Johnson about why they joined the Election Night celebration in the park, where 40 years before they helped stage the Days of Rage riots.

The couple said they got last-minute tickets from a friend to be in Grant Park that night.

" I couldn't stop crying a couple of times. I found the exact spot where I was beaten 40 years ago," Ayers said. "But I've never been in a crowd that large that wasn't edged with either anger or drunkenness or gluttony, and it was really an extraordinary feeling."

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Exclusive-Bill-Ayers-Talks-About-Election-Night-in-Grant-Park.html


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"Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at"
-Bill Ayers (1970), quoted in the New York Times, September 11, 2001:

Article: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
New York Times


From American Thinker, September 16, 2008
Article: Obama's Foul Weather Friends
By Scott Swett and Roger Canfield

"As a gesture of solidarity, the Vietnamese who [Bernardine] Dohrn met in Budapest presented her with a ring made from an American aircraft shot down over North Vietnam. Bill Ayers would receive a similar ring while meeting with Vietnamese communists in Toronto. He later recalled being so moved by the gesture that he 'left the room to cry.' He said, '

American Thinker



"The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.

The record turnout in the Democratic Presidential primary races shows that millions of voters, including millions of new voters, are using this election to bring about real change. We wholeheartedly agree with them."

http://cpusa.org/article/articleview/907/1/4/



A Landslide Mandate For Change

Congratulations on an extraordinary history making election!

We can think back with pride to decades of hard work toward our strategic goal of a big enough, broad enough and united enough labor and all-people’s movement that could overcome the ultra-right blockage to all progress. That all people’s movement has come to life, it is dynamic and it has the potential to keep growing.

The election of Barack Obama and a strengthened Congress creates new conditions in our country. There is now the possibility to shift gears and move forward. This new day requires us to further develop our tactics in order to continue to deepen and broaden labor and people’s unity.

There are thousands of experiences that we all have had in these momentous days, some large, some small, all of which express the enormity of change in thinking and readiness for involvement that is underway and that steels us for the battles ahead.

The tears of joy we all shared as crowds gathered to watch the election results here and throughout the world dramatize the new moment we are in.

http://cpusa.org/article/articleview/991/1/154/


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

These people are SICK! No wonder the Communist News Network is dying quickly. I can't help but LMAO at the thought of this. Good grief this is pathetic. No, it's beyond comprehension


....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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Break Time








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

John 5 (VN 69/70)


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"My last day at Home Depot"


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

Tim
Doorgunner
Division Recon
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Obama to Sign Landmark National-Service Measure Today





The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The nonprofit world will take a break from its economic woes and celebrate a big political victory on Tuesday when President Obama signs landmark legislation that boosts national service, volunteerism, and innovative social projects.

The president, fulfilling a campaign pledge to greatly expand government programs to get Americans to serve their country by doing good, is set to sign the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act during his first 100 days in office — a timeline that pleases national-service advocates for its symbolic significance.

The signing ceremony will take place at the SEED School of Washington, D.C., an inner-city charter boarding school, in the company of dozens of nonprofit leaders who united to push the legislation forward and members of Congress who shepherded it to passage with exceptional bipartisan support.

The event is expected to pay special tribute to Sen. Edward Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, a leading sponsor of the bill, who is now ill with a brain tumor. Senator Kennedy forged a partnership with Sen. Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah, to champion the bill — and the Utah senator easily persuaded the Senate to name the bill after his Democratic colleague.

The signing of the act is the second key commitment to nonprofit groups that Mr. Obama is following up on. Last week, the White House confirmed that the Office of Social Innovation, a unit that will focus on ways to get nonprofit groups and other organizations involving in solving the nation’s problems in new ways, will be headed by Sonal Shah, a former Google executive.

Forces Behind the Legislation

The Serve America Act is a victory for two coalitions of nonprofit groups that zeroed in on the 2008 presidential campaign in a bid to get lawmakers to expand the country’s national-service programs and provide money for entrepreneurial approaches to social problems.

America Forward — a coalition of more than 70 groups that started in 2007 and includes civic-engagement organizations like America’s Promise Alliance, Citizen Schools, Public Allies, and Year Up — urged all of the candidates to introduce “social investment” funds to help nonprofit groups expand innovative and proven strategies for tackling poverty, school achievement, and other issues. Mr. Obama endorsed the idea and the Serve America Act includes a new Social Innovation Funds pilot program with similar goals.

That program emphasizes the importance of documenting which methods work, which distinguishes this legislation from earlier national-service bills, says Vanessa Kirsch, president of New Profit Inc., a group in Cambridge, Mass., that manages America Forward.

“Each generation and each president has put a mark on service,” she says. “The unique and defining arc that Obama is putting on is a focus on results and impact.”

A separate coalition, ServiceNation, emerged in 2008 to press presidential candidates to expand the country’s national-service programs, which had not been updated since 1994, when President Clinton signed a bill creating AmeriCorps into law.

Arguing that Americans were looking for ways to help the country, especially following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the coalition persuaded both Mr. Obama and his Republican rival, John McCain, to attend a high-profile forum in New York on the seventh anniversary of the attacks to discuss their notions of “service.”

Both candidates agreed to support legislation to expand national-service and volunteer programs, thus sealing the bipartisan approach to the effort. Republicans have been generally more skeptical than Democrats about national service, some arguing that the spirit of volunteerism is best nurtured without government intervention.

But Senator McCain sees the issue through the prism of his military service, a perspective that ServiceNation has worked to nurture by involving military leaders in all of its activities.

Once Mr. Obama, who worked for nonprofit groups early in his career, won the presidency, the national-service movement benefited from two White House advocates. Michelle Obama — who opened the Chicago office of Public Allies, which trains AmeriCorps members for nonprofit and public-service jobs, in the 1990s — said she would work to promote national service as first lady.

Advocates like Civic Ventures, a nonprofit group that promotes “meaningful” work opportunities for oder people, also tapped into the growing movement to get baby boomers to put their expertise to work for the public good. Such groups persuaded Congress to create new programs to encourage people age 55 and above to volunteer for nonprofit groups, including Silver Scholarship Grants and Encore Fellowships.

ServiceNation — which now counts almost 200 members, led by the groups Be the Change, City Year, Civic Enterprises, and the Points of Light Institute — does not consider its work done now that the Serve America Act is about to become law.

The goal is “not just to fight for the legislation, to get the money, but to make sure the programs work,” says Alan Khazei, founder of Be the Change, in Cambridge, Mass.

Money to Be Committed Later

While the Serve America Act outlines federal programs that can now expand or start operating, Congress still has to allocate money to pay for them. That can be tricky give the federal government’s pressure to cut the federal budget deficit. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the new activities could cost close to $6-billion over five years.

President Obama proposed in February increasing the budget of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the agency that operates national-service programs, to $1.13-billion in 2010 — up from almost $890-million this year. But Sandy Scott, an agency spokesman, said the administration is now reviewing the numbers, which may need to be increased to pay for the legislation’s new programs.

The corporation is also still waiting for the president to appoint a new chief executive to replace David Eisner, who stepped down in November.

The Serve America Act does not take effect next October 1, but nonprofit groups and state national-service agencies are now brainstorming about how to take advantage of it.

The Washington State Commission for National and Community Service, for example, is thinking about planning a “service summit” to bring together nonprofit groups, volunteer centers, foundations, and others to discuss the best way to use volunteers to respond to local needs in areas like health care, weatherization of housing, and rising unemployment.

“How can service be the strategy by which we enable the community resiliency to develop in places that are very, very hard hit?” says Bill Basl, executive director of the Washington commission and chair of the American Association of State Service Commissions.

Meanwhile, some national-service advocates are hoping the bipartisan response to the Serve America Act will rub off on other issues. “This offers a little bit of a roadmap for the other challenges this Congress and president need to address,” says Mr. Eisner.



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

This is an official endorsement by the Hussein Administration of an increase of 175,000 in National (volunteer) Service funding. In particular, The Obammunist likes Americorp.

The other one that is extremely concerning and to watch out for is the Domestic Defence Force "larger than and better funded than our armed services."


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Obama's Pentagon Official Rosa (America Hating) Brooks Blames U.S. for al-Qaida Attacks




George Soro's Handmaiden....Rosa Brooks


Worked for George Soros, argued for government control of media

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She believes al-Qaida was an "obscure group" turned into a massive threat due to U.S. policies.
She's referred to former President Bush as "our torturer in chief" and a "psychotic who need(s) treatment" while comparing Bush's arguments for waging a war on terrorism to Adolf Hitler's use of political propaganda.
She's worked on behalf of George Soros' philanthropic foundation.

Meet Rosa Brooks, the Obama administration's new adviser to Michelle Fluornoy, the undersecretary of defense for policy, a position described as one of the most influential in the Pentagon.

"I prefer to think of (my new position) as my personal government bailout," Brooks wrote in a departing piece at the Los Angeles Times, where she served as a regular columnist.

Brooks' new boss earlier this month briefed Congress on U.S. policy in Pakistan and Afghanistan, two countries for which she has enormous power concerning drafting future military doctrine.

"Brooks will wield an extraordinary degree of influence in helping shape U.S. policy. Her extreme views should therefore be closely scrutinized," wrote Nile Gardiner, a contributor to the London Telegraph's online blog.

Indeed, Brook's recent L.A. Times columns evidence views some may find concerning:

Get "Shut Up, America! How to fight the end of free speech"


In 2007, she labeled al-Qaida as "little more than an obscure group of extremist thugs, well financed and intermittently lethal but relatively limited in their global and regional political pull. On 9/11, they got lucky. … Thanks to U.S. policies, al-Qaida has become the vast global threat the administration imagined it to be in 2001."

Also that year, she called the surge in Iraqa "feckless plan" that is "too little too late" with "no realistic likelihood that it will lead to an enduring solution in Iraq." The surge was widely credited with helping to stabilize Iraq.
Brooks wrote Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney "should be treated like psychotics who need treatment. … Impeachment's not the solution to psychosis, no matter how flagrant."
She also penned a column about Bush entitled "Our torturer-in-chief" in which she inferred attacks against the U.S. were a result of torture policies.
"Today, the chickens are coming home to roost," she fumed, but "the word 'accountability' isn't in the White House dictionary."
In another column she referred to the regimes of Iran and North Korea as "foreign authoritarians," while calling the Bush administration a "homegrown" authoritarian regime.
In a column last month, Brooks claimed the Bush administration's Office of Legal Counsel arguments for prosecuting the war on terrorism were similar to tactics used by Hitler.
According to Brooks: "How did such dangerously bad legal memos ever get taken seriously in the first place? One answer is suggested by the so-called Big Lie theory of political propaganda, articulated most infamously by Adolf Hitler. Ordinary people 'more readily fall victim to the big lie than the small lie,' wrote Hitler."




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

This administration is insane lead by the maniac Muslim Hussein Obama and they all hate America as much as he does, they are all hellbent in destroying this country!

Tell me this is a nightmare and we will all wake up tomorrow and these people will all be gone. Thank you.




....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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TEA Party's Being Watched






FBI spied on TEA Party Americans

Exclusive to the Northeast Intelligence Network & Canada Free Press

Douglas J. Hagmann, Director & Judi McLeod, Founding Editor, Canada Free Press

19 April 2009: Even as average Americans were planning to get out in towns and cities to demonstrate against Big Government and Big Taxes, Federal Bureau of Intelligence Investigation (FBI) surveillance was being unleashed upon them. In fact, unsuspecting Tax Day TEA Party participants were being closely watched during the demonstration planning stages in a covert operation that began on or about March 23, 2009.

If you one of the estimated 750,000 Americans who attended one of about 600 TEA parties last week, you might have seen media cameras covering the event. Media cameras, however, were not the only cameras taking video at these events, something that has at least one current FBI agent concerned over the future of America. According to this agent - the same agent who provided the Northeast Intelligence Network (NEIN) exclusively the unreleased photographs of the 11 missing Egyptian students who were the subject of a FBI BOLO in August 2006–placed his concerns for true patriots of the U.S. over his own career when he confided that covert surveillance was “planned and performed” at each of the TEA parties that took place last Tuesday.

“Listen to what I am saying,” stated the source during an interview with Doug Hagmann, founder (NEIN). “The Department of Homeland Security Intelligence Assessment that is receiving so much attention is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, and the true patriotic citizens of this country are on the Titanic. This is what bothers me. But is goes far beyond that assessment. There have been very significant changes made over the last few years that redirect the focus and assets of the intelligence community internally. These changes have greatly accelerated under this administration, and the threats have been redefined to include those who used to be patriots. It’s not only chilling but absolutely insulting to God-fearing Americans.”

According to this unimpeachable source, a single-page confidential directive issued by the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC (FBIHQ) was sent to each of the 56 field offices located across the United States on or about March 23, 2009, instructing the Special Agents in Charge (SACs) of those offices to verify the date, time and location of each TEA Party within their region and supply that information to FBI headquarters in Washington. The source stated this correspondence termed the TEA parties “political demonstrations,” and added that the dissemination of the directive was very tightly controlled. “Not all agents were privy to this correspondence,” stated the source, who compared the dissemination to an older “Do Not File” classification.

In addition to obtaining or confirming the location and time of each “demonstration,” each field office was instructed to obtain or confirm the identity of the individual(s) involved in the actual planning and coordination of the event in each specific region, and include the local or regional Internet web site address, if any. The information collected by region was then reportedly sent to FBI Headquarters.

The source alleges that a second directive was issued on or about April 6, 2009 that reportedly instructed each SAC to coordinate and conduct, either at the field office level and/or with the appropriate resident agency, covert video surveillance and data collection of the participants of the TEA parties. Surveillance was to be performed from “discreet fixed or mobile positions” and was to be performed “independently and outside of the purview of local law enforcement.”

Although the level of detail collected from each operation is unclear, the information was reportedly submitted to Washington, where, “at the level of the National Security Branch (NSB), this information was to “include the office of the Directorate of Intelligence (DI), and integrated with a restricted access database, one that reportedly is accessible to only two agencies” [of the 14 agencies that comprise the U.S. intelligence community, according to the source.

“The implications to the citizens of the U.S. are ominous. It seems that there is a hostile political agenda coming from Washington that characterizes the supporters of our constitutional freedoms as threats to our domestic security, which is totally absurd. The redirection, the refocusing of domestic threats from al Qaeda cells to ‘flag waving right-wingers’ is something that has gone from a murmur a few years ago to a roar today.”

Training government-issued cameras on ordinary citizens, many of whom brought their children to an estimated 600 Tax Day TEA Parties is a page torn out of George Orwell’s 1984 and makes the term “God Bless America” more meaningful than ever.



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

In all the support the troops rallies I have participated in there have always been police there and possibly FBI as well. I always figured it was due to the Code Pinko's that would be there opposing us. The police mostly would stay with us on our side of the street or mingle with us and stare down the lefties to be behave or else.

In the political rallies that I have been a part of ...." holding signs " Soreloserman", when Bush ran against Gore and when Kerry ran against Bush those were huge rallies. Nicholals even lost his voice for a few days from yelling .." Freedom" as we drove along the bike and car route in line with everyone.

Everytime there are demonstrations/rallies, the FBI has surveillance no matter which side is rallying. This goes back years to the Vietnam War protests that we would see on TV or in the papers.

The Tea Parties that just went on had 1 million plus Americans in over 850 cities taking part.

I never minded the police or the FBI being there before, not until this administration. That is why when I first saw this article I said WOW, because we live in a different time now with a wanna be god dictator communist unconstitutional president. Not even during the Clinton years it never crossed my mind that this could be a bad thing or a problem. The reason has been because our side never caused trouble, never did damage to property etc. like the left does at their rallies.

Now it is a little different because of the DHS and Obama and not only that but also the way Obama ran his campaign and his thugs turning in people that had stickers on their cars they did not approve of etc.

They want to scare off people I think and it won't work. It is concerning I am not going to make it a small thing, but we are not the bad guys even if they think so.

"In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man and brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot." Mark Twain

I will always stick with the ‘Defenders of Freedom’ (aka Vets) - ‘Right Wing Extremists’, who think the Constitution should be upheld.


Tea Party participants: 1.1 ~ 1.5 million
Tea Parties in over 850 cities across America
Tea Party arrests for unruly behaviour: 0
One unqualified president deeply ticked off he could not con the other half of America.



....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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April 20, 2009

Miss California Sparks Furor With Gay Marriage Comments on Miss USA Telecast





Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton was crowned Miss USA on Sunday, but the big story to come out of the normally politics-free telecast was Miss California's comments regarding gay marriage.

When asked by judge Perez Hilton, whether she believed in gay marriage, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, said

"We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offence to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.”


Keith Lewis, who runs the Miss California competition, tells FOXNews.com that he was "saddened" by Prejean's statement.

"As co-director of the Miss California USA, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss California believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman," said Lewis in a statement. "I believe all religions should be able to ordain what unions they see fit. I do not believe our government should be able to discriminate against anyone and religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family."

Co-director Shanna Moakler told FOXNews.com that she fully supported Lewis' statement.

Miss California's answer sparked a shouting match in the lobby after the show. "It's ugly," said Scott Ihrig, a gay man, who attended the pageant with his partner. "I think it's ridiculous that she got first runner-up. That is not the value of 95 percent of the people in this audience. Look around this audience and tell me how many gay men there are."

Charmaine Koonce, the mother of Miss New Mexico USA Bianca Matamoros-Koonce, argued back.

"In the Bible it says marriage is between Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!"



Perez Hilton decided Miss California should lose the Miss USA 2009 Beauty Pageant because she said she was against gay marriage.


Link to Megan Kelly discussing about this on her show at FOX.

http://www.thehopeforamerica.com/play.php?id=894




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

First of all I say....Bravo for Miss California!

I guess what she could have done to please everyone AUGH! And oh how I hate that mentality. But what she could have said was to say the following: “Barack Obama was asked whether he supported gay marriage when he was running for President. Barack Obama said no, and I agree with him.”

They are trying to demonize her until she comes out with a full apology. GRRRRR

That Perze Hilton guy (?) provides a great example of the intolerance, narcissism and intellectual emptiness of the Left and the militant Homosexual Movement: “If you don’t agree with me, you must be stupid”!


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Vietnam War Medal of Honor Recipients Visit Troops


Medal of Honor recipients retired Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Littrell (center) and retired Col. Robert Howard (right), watch as Spc. Mikah Appleman operates a gyro-cam inside a Buffalo vehicle. Littrell and Howard visited the 225th Engineer Brigade Soldiers on Camp Liberty, April 15. Photo by Sgt. Rebekah Malone, 225th Engineer Brigade.




By Sgt. Rebekah Malone, 225th Engineer Brigade

BAGHDAD

With only 97 Medal of Honor holders living, meeting a recipient of America’s highest military decoration is not something that happens every day.

Recently, Soldiers from the 225th Engineer Brigade got the chance to meet two living heroes; retired Col. Robert Howard and retired Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Littrell, during their visit to Camp Liberty, April 15.

The veterans received the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and fearlessness in action while risking their lives during the Vietnam War.

Howard and Littrell retired with 36 and 24 years of service respectively, but their Army service didn't stop there. Now on their sixth visit to Iraq, the best friend duo said they feel "called" to visit troops and show their support for what they call the most professional Soldiers in the history of the American Armed Forces.

"I have a great appreciation for Americans serving this great country. It's our privilege to be here with you," said Howard. "You are very privileged to have the greatest leaders that we've had in our services, especially in the United States Army in the past 235 years, because of your level of professionalism."
"But it's more than professionalism," Howard continued, "it’s dedication and love of your country or you wouldn't be here. I applaud you."

Among the Soldiers meeting the American heroes was a fellow Soldier drafted during Vietnam, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Wilson Quebedeaux of Marksville, La., 225th Engineer Brigade.

Quebedeaux has served in Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and now Operation Iraqi Freedom.

"It is always an honor to be able to visit with any retired veteran and a distinguished Medal of Honor recipient; few people ever get to do this because most that have received this medal have died for their heroic actions and their family received the medal in their honor," Quebedeaux explained. "Any time you have an opportunity to talk to veterans of foreign war it always brings back memories when you were there as well."

More than 200 Soldiers filled the small Engineer Chapel at Camp Liberty here to listen to the living legends give advice, encouragement and more than anything, just to be in the presence of two Americans having displayed acts of the highest caliber of courage in defense of their nation and fellow Soldiers.

"I was humbled and honored to meet true American heroes," said Master Sgt. Lisa Bates, of Mena, Ark. "It was a privilege to get to meet them and something I will always remember. It's not every day you get to meet Soldiers like that."


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Wild Thing's comment......

Wow great American Heroes visiting the troops.


HOWARD, ROBERT L.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces. Place and date: Republic of Vietnam, 30 December 1968. Entered service at: Montgomery, Ala. Born: 11 July 1939, Opelika, Ala. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 1st Lt. Howard (then Sfc .), distinguished himself while serving as platoon sergeant of an American-Vietnamese platoon which was on a mission to rescue a missing American soldier in enemy controlled territory in the Republic of Vietnam. The platoon had left its helicopter landing zone and was moving out on its mission when it was attacked by an estimated 2-company force. During the initial engagement, 1st Lt. Howard was wounded and his weapon destroyed by a grenade explosion. 1st Lt. Howard saw his platoon leader had been wounded seriously and was exposed to fire. Although unable to walk, and weaponless, 1st Lt. Howard unhesitatingly crawled through a hail of fire to retrieve his wounded leader. As 1st Lt. Howard was administering first aid and removing the officer’s equipment, an enemy bullet struck 1 of the ammunition pouches on the lieutenant’s belt, detonating several magazines of ammunition. 1st Lt. Howard momentarily sought cover and then realizing that he must rejoin the platoon, which had been disorganized by the enemy attack, he again began dragging the seriously wounded officer toward the platoon area. Through his outstanding example of indomitable courage and bravery, 1st Lt. Howard was able to rally the platoon into an organized defense force. With complete disregard for his safety, 1st Lt. Howard crawled from position to position, administering first aid to the wounded, giving encouragement to the defenders and directing their fire on the encircling enemy. For 3 1/2 hours 1st Lt. Howard’s small force and supporting aircraft successfully repulsed enemy attacks and finally were in sufficient control to permit the landing of rescue helicopters. 1st Lt. Howard personally supervised the loading of his men and did not leave the bullet-swept landing zone until all were aboard safely. 1st Lt. Howard’s gallantry in action, his complete devotion to the welfare of his men at the risk of his life were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.


LITTRELL, GARY LEE

Rank and organization: Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, Advisory Team 21, 11 Corps Advisory Group. place and date: Kontum province, Republic of Vietnam, 4-8 April 1970. Entered service at: Los Angeles, Calif. Born: 26 October 1944, Henderson, Ky. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sfc. Littrell, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Advisory Team 21, distinguished himself while serving as a Light Weapons Infantry Advisor with the 23d Battalion, 2d Ranger Group, Republic of Vietnam Army, near Dak Seang. After establishing a defensive perimeter on a hill on April 4, the battalion was subjected to an intense enemy mortar attack which killed the Vietnamese commander, 1 advisor, and seriously wounded all the advisors except Sfc. Littrell. During the ensuing 4 days, Sfc Littrell exhibited near superhuman endurance as he single-handedly bolstered the besieged battalion. Repeatedly abandoning positions of relative safety, he directed artillery and air support by day and marked the unit’s location by night, despite the heavy, concentrated enemy fire. His dauntless will instilled in the men of the 23d Battalion a deep desire to resist. Assault after assault was repulsed as the battalion responded to the extraordinary leadership and personal example exhibited by Sfc. Littrell as he continuously moved to those points most seriously threatened by the enemy, redistributed ammunition, strengthened faltering defenses, cared for the wounded and shouted encouragement to the Vietnamese in their own language. When the beleaguered battalion was finally ordered to withdraw, numerous ambushes were encountered. Sfc. Littrell repeatedly prevented widespread disorder by directing air strikes to within 50 meters of their position. Through his indomitable courage and complete disregard for his safety, he averted excessive loss of life and injury to the members of the battalion. The sustained extraordinary courage and selflessness displayed by Sfc. Littrell over an extended period of time were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on him and the U.S. Army.


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"President of the World" by Victor Hanson





The globe is hearing a deeply pessimistic view of what America was and is.

by Victor Davis Hanson


Given Obama’s performance on his recent trip, three developments were quite astounding.

First, despite this fresh climate of atonement, there was a complete absence of a single apology from any other foreign leader — odd for the new shared spirit of multi-polarity and reciprocity.

Not a word came from Britain about colonialism. Nothing from Germany on the Holocaust, or its trade with Iran. Not a peep from France about Algeria or Vietnam.

Turkey was mum on the Armenian killings and its own tough anti-Kurdish policies. Russia said nothing about the 30 million murdered by Stalin — or its present assassinations abroad, much less its leveling of Grozny or its destruction of Afghanistan. Nothing came from China about the 70 million who perished under Mao or its present role in subsidizing North Korean nukes — or its violation of global copyright laws. We won’t hear anything in the “New Asian Hemisphere” about Muslim Uighurs or Tibet.

Second, there was no other example of “He did it!” about supposedly inept predecessors. Mr. Medvedev said nothing about Putin’s brutish rule. Sarkozy and Merkel did not trash the shady Chirac or Gazprom’s bought lobbyist Schroeder, and their role in harming the Atlantic alliance. Gordon Brown was quiet about Tony Blair and Iraq. China did not mention a reset button. The new Berlusconi did not trash the old Berlusconi.

Third, we saw no concrete evidence of any help — or hope and change — from any foreign leader. Zilch. There were expectations of American concessions, but nothing new or helpful from anyone else.

Instead I think a number of astute foreign leaders — rivals, enemies, and friends alike — have already drawn the following conclusions.

I. An Obama visit

A vast entourage will descend on your capital in campaign mode. Most of your functionaries will wish to get a photo-op with the rock-star president. The American president at some point will request a “town-hall meeting,” press conference, or open-air handshake session with the crowd. All this is largely for domestic consumption back home, and is designed to offer an antidote for the concessions or apologies that follow. It is quite successful in generating temporary goodwill toward the new Obama administration.

II. “I’m sorry.”

Obama will apologize for almost anything one can imagine. First comes the generic lamentation about Bush, the need for a reset button, and America’s characteristic “arrogance.” Then there are the “we are at fault” lines on spec, tailor-made mea culpas for the country in question.

If you are Turkish and Islamic, you get a threefer: the morally equivalent reference to the American treatment of the Indians, the pledge that we are not at war with Islam (forget that no president ever said we were), and the reminder that we are not a Christian nation.

In Europe, you receive apologies for Bush, Iraq, and the financial meltdown. Each leader gets a unique version of Obama’s somewhat narcissistic “Them, not me” — either a strain of something like “Bush did it” or “Every American except me is arrogant.” We can console ourselves only that Obama has not contextualized or apologized to the Somali pirates — yet.

III. “You’re Right!”

Differences that your country has with the United States will be resolved in your favor. Foreign leaders already sense that Obama’s success hinges on his “hope and change” ecstasy back home — which cannot for long sustain stories of difficult diplomacy and public manifestations of international trouble and acrimony, of anything really that suggests he is not mesmerizing the world in the manner he did the American electorate.

Europe? Take your pick. No more combat troops to Afghanistan; an international financial “czar”; no additional financial deficit stimuli; no Guantanamo prisoners on European shores; American acknowledgment of culpability for the financial crisis; no mention of Europe’s own reckless lending, protectionism, or pre-September 2008 declining GDP. But goodwill aplenty.

China? It gets praise when it ridicules the dollar, but offers no help on North Korea. Nothing new about trade violations. Hope is expressed that they will still buy our growing debt.

Russia? Let us count the ways. No more missile defense for Eastern Europe; no mention of Russia’s human-rights violations or its policy of serial assassination abroad; de facto abandonment of advocacy for former Soviet republics’ autonomy; Russia’s energy blackmail is Russia’s business; no help with de-nuclearizing Iran.

Turkey? Yes, Europe must let you in the EU. The new Danish NATO supreme commander must apologize for defending free speech — and, as relish, hire some of your generals; continued American assurance that we are not a Christian nation.

The Islamic World is not to be inconvenienced by any mention of radical Islam, or 9/11, or of the endemic pathologies that nourished al-Qaedism in the first place — such as gender apartheid, religious intolerance, autocracy, statism, and tribalism. Instead there is plenty of Bush-bashing, courting of Iran and Syria, caricatures of the “war on terror,” and talk of Iraq as a “mistake.”

IV. “Them”

Then comes the “separation.” Obama makes it clear to any host or foreign leader that both he and his vision of America are strangely exempt from America’s past, from Bush, and from our innately arrogant nature. That is accomplished in a number of adroit ways. There is evocation of his once-taboo middle name “Hussein” to win affection in the Middle East, but also to suggest a more Third Worldish resonance such as “I am one of you too who has grievances against ‘them.’ ”

He is beginning to mention the novelty of his racial heritage a lot, usually in the context that we are now in a new world of Obama, and that his very presence is a rejection of the old and illiberal America.

That the veteran Colin Powell and Russian-speaking Condoleezza Rice ran American foreign policy the last eight years, in a way unthinkable in Europe, is never voiced. Suggesting that China would have an Uighur foreign minister, that Saudi Arabia would have a Christian foreign minister, that France would have an Algerian foreign minister, that Germany would have a Turkish foreign minister, or that Russia would have a Chechen foreign minister is as absurd as suggesting that a Powell or Rice was never a big deal.

So what Obama leaves out about America is telling. He touches on slavery, lack of voting rights for blacks in the South (although he conflates this issue and implies to foreigners that African Americans could not vote in the North as well), our past treatment of Native Americans, and the dropping of the bomb against Japan.

These transgressions are rarely put in any historical context, much less referenced as sins of mankind shared by all of his hosts (the pedigree of murder, exploitation, and rapine of his foreign interlocutors is quite stunning). We don’t hear many references to the American Revolution, or the great tradition of American ingenuity embodied by Bell, Edison, or the Wright brothers.

We hear nothing about our Gettysburg, or our entry into World War I. Iwo Jima and the Bulge are never alluded to. Drawing the line in Korea and forcing the end of the Soviet monstrosity are taboo subjects. That we pledged the life of New York for Berlin in the Cold War is unknown. Liberating Afghanistan and Iraq from the diabolical Taliban and Saddam Hussein is left unsaid. The Civil Rights movement, the Great Society, affirmative action, and present billion-dollar foreign-aid programs apparently never existed. Millions of Africans have been saved by George Bush’s efforts at extending life-saving medicines to AIDS patients — but again, this is never referenced.

V. What’s Next?

At present the world is watching, probing, and digesting the Obama presidency. But it has already concluded that Obama is nourished by applause and will work to maintain it — not merely for personal gratification, but because he realizes that loud public endorsement is essential to his perpetual candidacy, given its absence of experience and sagacity.

Those abroad are also reassured that the American media, so heavily invested in hope and change, will do almost anything to transmogrify American embarrassments into Obama successes. Meanwhile, the contours of the new world order are clear. Iraq’s democrats are snubbed; Iran’s cutthroats are courted. A Saudi royal receives a bow; the British queen, a presumptuous squeeze — while her prime minister receives unplayable DVDs.

Pakistan released Dr. Khan and wants us to idle our Predators. Iran is adding to its centrifuges. North Korea will ready ever-more missiles. Syria lectures on the putative peace it is begged to participate in. The former Soviet republics will fall back into line, closing American supply bases or bracing for the next Putin push. Israel gets a Charles Freeman nomination; Gaza a billion U.S. dollars in aid.

The odious governments of Cuba, Libya, and Syria quite logically have now expressed warmth of some sort for Obama and expect similar treatment in return. Russia fears little challenge to the reestablishment of its 19th-century influence. Pirates in Somalia, though slightly fewer in number today, likely have little to fear going forward.

Europe had better prepare for its own defense. So should Japan. They may get more expressions of outrage when crises loom, more calls for U.N. action, but not much more than that. Expect a world of more nukes, not fewer — in direct proportion to Obama’s calls for their entire elimination.

In short, we have a return of Jimmy Carter’s postnational idealism, but this time with the charismatic face of a Ronald Reagan. For 40 years we have had well-meaning moral equivalence, utopian pacifism, and multiculturalism taught in our schools, and we are now learning that all that was not just therapy, but has insidiously become our national gospel. The world is hearing a deeply pessimistic view of what America was and is — now offered in mellifluous cadences by a messianic president who not so long ago in more unguarded moments called for more oppression studies and reparations.

President Obama will get his much-needed praise and adulation abroad, and Americans will finally be somewhat admired for a while. And thereafter, there will be real hell to pay — either abject U.S. appeasement as the world heats up, or some sort of frantic eleventh-hour hyper-response to restore stability and lost deterrence.

Just watch.



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

Just brilliant, Hansen nails it again. He must be seething with frustration. I know I am.

"Obama will apologize for almost anything one can imagine. First comes the generic lamentation about Bush, the need for a reset button, and America’s characteristic “arrogance.” Then there are the “we are at fault” lines on spec, tailor-made for the country in question...In Europe, you receive apologies for Bush, Iraq, and the financial meltdown. Each leader gets a unique version of Obama’s somewhat narcissistic “Them, not me” — either a strain of something like “Bush did it” or “Every American except me is arrogant.” We can console ourselves only that Obama has not contextualized or apologized to the Somali pirates — yet."

Europeans love American Presidents who slam Americans.

Apologies for the pirates are emerging. As one liberal opined, "What you have to understand about the economic problems in this part of the world is..." They're just "troubled youths" suffering from colonialist oppression, you see. They hijack ships for reparations, Obama hijacks a country.

Obama is NOT an American and has no clue what it means to be an American. The ONLY thing that animates Obama is his vision of remaking 'America' in his own image. He will make America suffer; and he will proudly put his 'big O' name on it.



......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 04:50 AM | Comments (16)


Rescue Delayed



SEAL team deployment stalled 36 hours, hampered by limited rules of engagement

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WASHINGTON – While Barack Obama is basking in praise for his "decisive" handling of the Somali pirate attack on a merchant ship in the India Ocean, reliable military sources close to the scene are painting a much different picture of the incident – accusing the president of employing restrictive rules of engagement that actually hampered the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips and extended the drama at sea for days.

Multiple opportunities to free the captain of the Maersk Alabama from three young pirates were missed, these sources say – all because a Navy SEAL team was not immediately ordered to the scene and then forced to operate under strict, non-lethal rules of engagement.

They say the response duty office at the Pentagon was initially unwilling to grant an order to use lethal force to rescue Phillips. They also report the White House refused to authorize deployment of a Navy SEAL team to the location for 36 hours, despite the recommendation of the on-scene commander.

The White House also turned down two rescue plans offered up by the Seal commander on the scene and the captain of the USS Bainbridge.

The SEAL team operated under rules of engagement that required them to do nothing unless the hostage's life was in "imminent' danger.

In fact, when the USS Bainbridge dispatched a rigid-hull inflatable boat to bring supplies to the Maersk Alabama, it came under fire that could not be returned even though the SEAL team had the pirates in their sights.

Many hours before the fatal shots were fired, taking out the three young pirates, Phillips jumped into the Indian Ocean with the idea of giving the snipers a clear target. However, the SEAL team was still under orders not to shoot.

Hours later, frustrated by the missed opportunities to resolve the standoff, the commander of the Bainbridge and the captain of the Navy SEAL team determined they had operational authority to evaluate the risk to the hostage, and took out the pirates at the first opportunity – finally freeing Phillips.


"Having spoken to some SEAL pals here in Virginia Beach yesterday and asking why this thing dragged out for 4 days, I got the following:"

1. BHO wouldn’t authorize the DEVGRU/NSWC SEAL teams to the scene for 36 hours going against OSC (on scene commander) recommendation.

2. Once they arrived, BHO imposed restrictions on their ROE that they couldn’t do anything unless the hostage’s life was in “imminent” danger

3. The first time the hostage jumped, the SEALS had the raggies all sighted in, but could not fire due to ROE restriction

4. When the navy RIB came under fire as it approached with supplies, no fire was returned due to ROE restrictions. As the raggies were shooting at the RIB, they were exposed and the SEALS had them all dialed in.

5. BHO specifically denied two rescue plans developed by the Bainbridge CPN and SEAL teams.

6. Bainbridge CPN and SEAL team CDR finally decide they have the OpArea and OSC authority to solely determine risk to hostage. 4 hours later, 3 dead raggies

7. BHO immediately claims credit for his “daring and decisive” behaviour. As usual with him, it’s BS.

So per our last email thread, I’m downgrading Oohbaby’s performace to D-. Only reason it’s not an F is that the hostage survived.

Read the following accurate account.

Philips’ first leap into the warm, dark water of the Indian Ocean hadn’t worked out as well. With the Bainbridge in range and a rescue by his country’s Navy possible, Philips threw himself off of his lifeboat prison, enabling Navy shooters onboard the destroyer a clear shot at his captors — and none was taken.

The guidance from National Command Authority — the president of the United States, Barack Obama — had been clear: a peaceful solution was the only acceptable outcome to this standoff unless the hostage’s life was in clear, extreme danger.

The next day, a small Navy boat approaching the floating raft was fired on by the Somali pirates — and again no fire was returned and no pirates killed. This was again due to the cautious stance assumed by Navy personnel thanks to the combination of a lack of clear guidance from Washington and a mandate from the commander in chief’s staff not to act until Obama, a man with no background of dealing with such issues and no track record of decisiveness, decided that any outcome other than a “peaceful solution” would be acceptable.

After taking fire from the Somali kidnappers again Saturday night, the on scene commander decided he’d had enough.

Keeping his authority to act in the case of a clear and present danger to the hostage’s life and having heard nothing from Washington since yet another request to mount a rescue operation had been denied the day before, the Navy officer — unnamed in all media reports to date — decided the AK47 one captor had leveled at Philips’ back was a threat to the hostage’s life and ordered the NSWC team to take their shots.

Three rounds downrange later, all three brigands became enemy KIA and Philips was safe.

There is upside, downside, and spinside to the series of events over the last week that culminated in yesterday’s dramatic rescue of an American hostage.

Almost immediately following word of the rescue, the Obama administration and its supporters claimed victory against pirates in the Indian Ocean and declared that the dramatic end to the standoff put paid to questions of the inexperienced president’s toughness and decisiveness.

Despite the Obama administration’s (and its sycophants’) attempt to spin yesterday’s success as a result of bold, decisive leadership by the inexperienced president, the reality is nothing of the sort.

What should have been a standoff lasting only hours — as long as it took the USS Bainbridge and its team of NSWC operators to steam to the location — became an embarrassing four day and counting standoff between a ragtag handful of criminals with rifles and a U.S. Navy warship.



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

What more can we expect from Obama. He’s the one who wants to make nice and talk to our cutthroat enemies, the “moderate” taliban of which there doesn’t seem to be any. He wants to talk with Ahmanutjob who has stated Israel should be wiped off the face of the earth and he just cozied up to Hugo.


....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 04:48 AM | Comments (8)


DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano STILL Attacking US Veterans




DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano stands by her offensive report attacking US veterans

Napolitano: Veterans are Targets of Right-Wing Extremist Recruiters


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/04/19/napolitano-veterans-targets-right-wing-extremist-recruiters/

April 19,2009


WASHINGTON -- The head of homeland security said Sunday she regrets that some people took offense over a report warning that right-wing extremist groups were trying to recruit disgruntled troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

But Secretary Janet Napolitano added that "a number of groups far too numerous to mention" want to commit domestic terrorism attacks and are looking for new recruits.
She told a cable news network the warning report that went out to American law enforcement agencies was consistent with reports that were issued before.
"Here is the important point. The report is not saying that veterans are extremists. Far from it. What it is saying is returning veterans are targets of right-wing extremist groups that are trying to recruit those to commit violent acts within the country. We want to do all we can to prevent that," she said.

The intelligence assessment released to law enforcement on April 7 claims news of recession, the election of an African American president, rumors of new gun restrictions and the inability of veterans to reintegrate create fertile ground for radicalizing and recruiting right-wing extremists

Of particular interest among radicals is possible recruitment of returning troops with "combat skills and experience" so as to boost their "violent capabilities," the report said.

It added that new restrictions on gun ownership and the difficulty of veterans to reintegrate into their communities "could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks."

On Thursday, Napolitano apologized for some of the wording in the report, after civil liberties officials at the Homeland Security Department said the report was issued without a change in some of the language that had been subject for dispute.

"To the extent veterans read it as an accusation ... an apology is owed," Napolitano said during an on-air interview on FOX News Thursday. "This was an assessment, not an accusation."
But American Legion National Commander David Rehbein, who is to meet with Napolitano on Friday, told FOX News on Sunday the evidence suggests that troops are more likely to be first responders than extremists during an attack on the homeland. He added that he is less concerned about the apology than about the way the department reached its conclusions.
"I'm hoping we can talk about the methods the department used as they begin to continue their job of assuring hoped secured and they have a big job, an important job and we need to make sure they are really going about it in the right way, so they can be most effective," he said.
"Trying to monitor a group of several million veterans, is frankly going to cost them a lot of time and resources, they don't have, that they could better spend monitoring already identified groups," Rehbein said.
Napolitano said that in retrospect anything in the report could have been written differently, but "a fair reading of the report" would show that it is not trying to "give offense" but providing "situational awareness."


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

She is over the top again — she didn’t learn one lesson from her opening her mouth the other day.

The one thing she regrets is our lack of understanding? Is that supposed to be an apology? She takes her foot out of her mouth long enough to catch a breath and then shoves it back in again.

"The head of homeland security said Sunday she regrets that some people took offense over a report"

Typical politician non-apology. "I'm sorry you took offense at my comments." Not "I apologize for slandering every American veteran with a poorly thought out, poorly worded and overtly antagonistic report."

The man-hating Napolitano the more she talks the more she shows how horrible she is and how much she truly hates our Veterans and our military.

To this commie witch, the American Legion, VFW and NRA are extremist right wing groups.




Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (15)


Medal Received after 40 Years




Former South Vietnamese Maj. Gen. Mach Van Troung presents the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross to Norman Carrio, a former U.S. Army medic who earned the award while serving with the Army 15th Engineer Company at Dak To, Vietnam in 1967.


Norman Carrio was listening to a tape from his mother when he heard the sound at about 3 p.m. on Nov. 15, 1967.

An experienced combat medic serving with the U.S. Army 15th Engineer Company at Dak To Vietnam, Carrio knew it was incoming rockets. North Vietnamese Army regulars were trying to knock out an ammunition dump with more than 1,000 tons of munitions less than 100 meters from the company perimeter. When the ammo dump was hit, the
explosion shook the ground for miles, and for hours afterward munitions continued to explode.

A new company with only a few combat-experienced soldiers, the 15th stood its ground throughout the attack. The courage and tenacity of the soldiers resulted in the company being presented a Valorous Unit Award for actions at Dak To and Ben Het, South Vietnam.

On May 22, 2008, more than 40 years after an attack on the engineer company where Carrion served as a medic, he received a notice from the Army informing him he would receive the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Device. The omission of the award was discovered during a review of Carrio’s records. Less than a month later, on June 15, 2008, former South Vietnamese Maj. Gen. Mach Van Troung formally presented the award during a ceremony at the Hong Kong Mall in Houston, Texas.



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

I am so glad to see our guys get the recognition that they deserve. I wish it did not have to be so long for it to happen.



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

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

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Posted by Wild Thing at 03:45 AM | Comments (4)


Tattoos From Auschwitz Horror Reunite Lost Inmates


Menachem Shulovitz, 80, right, Anshel Szieradzki, 81 center, and Yaakov Zeretzki, 82 display their concentration camp numbers.



FOX news

As terrified teenagers 65 years ago, Menachem Sholowicz and Anshel Sieradzki stood in line together in Auschwitz, having serial numbers tattooed on their arms. Sholowicz was B-14594; Sieradzki was B-14595.

The two Polish Jews had never met, they never spoke and they were quickly separated. Each survived the Nazi death camp, moved to Israel, married, and became grandfathers. They didn't meet again until a few weeks ago, having stumbled upon each other through the Internet. Late in life, the two men speak daily, suddenly partners who share their darkest traumas.

"We are blood brothers," said Sieradzki, 81. "The moment I meet someone who was there with me, who went through what I went though, who saw what I saw, who felt what I felt — at that moment we are brothers."

The twist of fate doesn't end there. Two brothers who were with them in the tattooist's line have made contact since hearing of their story.

One of the brothers joined them for a reunion on Sunday at Israel's Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem. With tears in their eyes, the three embraced warmly and caught up on painful memories in Hebrew and in Yiddish.

"This is my victory," Sieradzki said.

The meeting came a day before Israel marks its annual Holocaust remembrance day beginning Monday night, commemorating the 6 million Jews murdered in World War II.

The four survivors, with the consecutive serial numbers, are among hundreds of thousands of survivors who poured into Israel at the birth of the Jewish state. An estimated 250,000 are still alive in Israel, carrying the physical and emotional scars of that era.

"It is never forgotten, not for a moment," Sieradzki said. "It's like an infected sore deep inside that hurts every time it is exposed."

The unlikely reconnection began when Sholowicz's daughter found a Web site that detailed Sieradzki's odyssey from Auschwitz to Israel. It struck her as eerily similar to her father's.

All the same elements were there — being separated from parents and siblings and never seeing them again, searching for scraps of bread to eat in the Polish ghettos, surviving the selection process of Dr. Josef Mengele, the infamous Auschwitz camp doctor who decided who would live and who would die. They endured Nazi death marches to two other camps in which any emaciated prisoner who fell behind was shot in the head.

Later, both moved to Israel, fought in its 1948 war of independence, and made careers in its military industry.

Still, the two men never met and the name Sieradzki on the Web site didn't ring a bell. Then Sholowicz, 80, saw the man's number and he froze.

"I rolled up my sleeve and sure enough — I stood exactly ahead of him in line at Auschwitz," he said. The discovery "was a moment of great emotion, great excitement. We went through it all together. We are like two parallel lines that never met."

He called Sieradzki the next day. They recently met halfway between their homes in Haifa and Jerusalem, and a photo of them and their tattoos appeared in an Israeli newspaper.

Sieradzki says it is astounding that both survived the Holocaust and lived this long.

In Auschwitz, "I used to think about getting through the moment, the hour, at most the day," he said. "I didn't think about the next day, because I didn't think I was going to live to see the next day."

He can never forget arriving at Auschwitz and seeing Mengele, who with a flick of a thumb decided fates. Those too old, too young, or too ill were sent to the gas chambers and the crematoria. Those fit enough to work were stripped, shaved and tattooed and then forced into labor.

He never noticed the others in line with him. "At that moment, everyone was busy with their own thoughts," he said. "I don't remember who was in front of me and who was behind me."

In an even more unlikely development, Sieradzki recently discovered who stood behind him in line for tattoos — Shaul Zawadzki and his older brother Yaakov, serial numbers B-14596 and B-14597. They too survived Auschwitz and made it to Israel.

"It's unfathomable that something like this could happen. I'm still in shock," a shaking Yaakov Zawadzki, 82, said at Sunday's reunion.

He said his brother could not make the meeting both because he had to care for his ailing wife and because he could not bear the emotional burden of bringing up the old memories.

Like many survivors, Sieradzki, who in Israel took on the Hebrew name Asher Aud, also kept silent for more than half a century. Only when he returned to Poland in the early 1990s did he open up. He founded an organization of the former residents of his hometown of Zdunska Wola and resurrected the Jewish cemetery there. The organization's Web site is what first drew the attention of Sholowicz's daughter.

"I felt like I was closing a circle," Sieradzki said of visiting Poland. "If God kept me alive to tell of what happened, then it was worth staying alive."

Now that story includes a new chapter he shares with three others, bound together forever by the numbers inked deep into their arms.

"Our fate was to be together either in life or in death," Sholowicz said. "Now we have life."


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

What a story this is and the lives brought together again.


....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 03:44 AM | Comments (7)


Axelrod ~ " the tea-parties as "unhealthy."



When asked on "Face the Nation" to comment on the Tax Day Tea Parties that took place, White House Senior Adviser referred to the protests as "an element of disaffection that can mutate into something unhealthy."

He concluded by saying, "The tea bags should be directed elsewhere."


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Obama's hired brain: "TEA PARTIES... unhealthy."

blog of Townhall

by: Kevin McCullough

I KNEW that the left in America were angry about the fact that "We the People" just might do something crazy like not go along with their odd ideas. But I never knew HOW nuts it has been making them until you hear them speak about it.

Over on my syndicated column today... read the words of the lefty trolls. They've absolutely lost it. The hate and anger they've poured out onto those who've attended the tea parties is ASTOUNDING.


"Let's be very honest about what this is about. It's not about bashing democrats, it's not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston Tea Party was about. They don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but a bunch of tea-bagging rednecks. And there is no way around that... They are now dependent upon immigrant bashing, and hating the black guy in the White House. Will people act on that? It's not new, but Fox doesn't mind fomenting it. Michelle Bachman doesn't mind fomenting it. Glen Beck doesn't mind fomenting it... but what have they got if they don't have this?" ~Janeane Garaofalo, 4/16 MSNBC.


Last week, elected leaders got into the game, sliming their own voters "despicable" and "shameful."

Today President Obama's own brain-for-hire (you know the one that does the limited amount of calculation this laughable administration has actually employed) spoke out on CBS's Face the Nation and decided to again slime the tea-parties as "unhealthy."

He rabble rouses so while uttering some such about populist anger "mutating into something unhealthy."

He then repeats the administration's lie that this President has "cut taxes" for 95% of the American people. Which is something this President did not do.

Sending out welfare checks is not reducing taxes. (Especially when they will then owe taxes on the welfare you just gave them.)

So Axelrod is just one more example in a long line of them: Obama, Pelosi, Schakowsky, Garofalo, Olbermann, Axelrod, that believes the people of this nation are too darned stupid to understand basic economics, basic laws of supply and demand, basic rules of flooding currency into a system reducing the value of that currency, etc.

And as I pointed out, they are now verging on hysterics because they have no logical, rational, well argued, common sense reply to the bluff that the taxpayers have called on them.

Long story short, Obama ran for office on nebulious ideas of hope and change. He implied things would improve a la John F. Kennedy. Then once in office he headed to the left of Hugo Chavez (whom he's palling around with tonight.) And now the American people, hurting from the lack of personal capital, hurting from an economy with no elasticity, and hurting from an economic environment in which the administration insists upon hurting those who are without instead of helping them... are saying... "Enough."

The pain on their faces is real. Team Obama are failing in their attempt to socialize the U.S. and one of two things will be forced upon us all. We will change their direction or they will change ours.

The constitution empowers us to do the latter!

I say we follow the blueprint...


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

Oh really, HUMPH! So what part of trying to save our country is unhealthy?!

They're angry (pissed off) because they thought that they had us dumbed down to the point that we had forgotten about the Boston Tea Party, the American Revolution, and the War Of 1812 and so forth.

Little do they know, is that human beings will ALWAYS have a desire for FREEDOM. They miscalculated the length of our fuse.


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:42 AM | Comments (6)


Al Sharpton Calls Pirates "Voluntary Coast Guard"





Apparently finding reasons to be sympathetic toward Somali pirates, the Reverend Al Sharpton in all seriousness appears to believe they should actually be called Somalia's "voluntary Coast Guard".



Wild Thing's comment......


Isn't Sharpton a “close” advisor to Hussein Obama?? BWWWAAAAAAAAHHHAAA!


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:40 AM | Comments (8)


April 19, 2009

Interview of Norm the Man that CNN's Vile Susan Roesgen Verbally Attacked


Mark Levin interview with Norm, the guy "interviewed" by Susan Roesgen





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

She was bullying this guy verbally and her body language was threatening as well, especially to someone holding a baby.

Good interview of Norm in the video by Mark Levin.


Posted by Wild Thing at 01:55 AM | Comments (5)


Obama aka Carter II In Mexico on His Bash America Tour


Obama blaming America and saying that most guns in Mexico come from the United States:



"A demand for these drugs in the United States is what is helping keep these cartels in business ... more than 90% of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States," President Barack Obama said Thursday.

However, Fox News debunked this claim weeks ago: "It's just not true. In fact, it's not even close. The fact is, only 17 percent of guns found at Mexican crime scenes have been traced to the U.S."


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Hussein Obama being debunked:




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

Obama has no credibility LOL he doesn’t let facts get in the way of his agenda. America will be unsafe and in great danger until he is sent packing.




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Money To Burn on the Bum


Bob Bauer, as the Democratic Party’s


Townhall

By Ron Polarik, PhD

In a report filed Wednesday, April 15, Obama for America, the group that collected over $850 million in campaign contributions for Obama, spent nearly $9.5 million in the first three months of this year, including included $688,000 in legal fees to the firm of Robert J Bauer.


Bauer is the same attorney who send a letter to attorney John Hemenway threatening him with sanctions, including costs, expenses, and attorney’s fees, if he did not withdraw his appeal on Hollister v. Soetoro, No. 08-2254. citing the disgusting comments made by Judge Robertson that Obama's eligibility had been "blogged, texted, twittered, and otherwise massaged by America's vigilant citizenry."

Last year, the entire media crucified Sarah Palin and the Republican party for spending $150,000 on the VP candidate's wardrobe which is less than the Obama Campaign spent on credit card fees in February and March of THIS YEAR. Yet, the most egregious spending of campaign finances has to be the $688k in legal fees to attorney Bob Bauer for abusing the court system and threatening citizens for exercizing their Constitution rights. As first published in World Net Daily, here is a copy of the letter sent by Obama's attorney, Robert Bauer, to John Hememway.

The American public is totally unaware of these violations of the Constitution and campaign financing laws, the misuse of campaign contributions and the failure to identify Obama's donors, as well as the abuse of power by Obama and his legal bullies. The media refuse to cover these issues as they continue to enable a usurper, who knows that he is not a natural-born US citizen or even a naturalized citizen, to illgally occupy the office of President.

We are witnessing massive fraud on a national level where Obama's aplogists in the media and the American public are willing participants.


Sources:

Obama Attorney Threatens Distinguished Veteran on Obama Birth Certificate Issue: Why? Accuracy in Media.

Campaign Finance Reports And Data, Barack Obama. Federal Election Commission.


'Twittered' eligibility case lawyer faces threat of sanctions. World Net Daily.


Obama campaign still funds operations. Politico

If you glanced at the expense side of the report filed Wednesday night by President Obama's campaign committee, you might be excused for thinking there was a presidential election afoot.

Obama for America, the fundraising juggernaut that powered Obama's ascent to the presidency, spent nearly $9.5 million in the first three months of this year, including $684,000 on telemarketing and print and online advertising, $994,000 on event staging and $310,000 on payroll and taxes.

To be sure, some of the payments stem from bills accrued in early January — or even the end of last year — before Obama took the oath of office, and others come from normal shut-down costs. Plus the campaign committee is no longer raising money; it came into the year with $18.3 million in the bank and finished the first quarter with $10 million on hand.

Yet the report shows that Obama's campaign continued to be of use well after Election Day and suggests it still maintains some semblance of operational capacity.

Last month alone, it paid $74,000 in payroll, $23,000 for rent, $10,000 for polling and $6,400 for travel.

Other interesting payments during the first three months of the year, the period covered by Wednesday's report, included $688,000 in legal fees to the firm of Bob Bauer — the top lawyer for the campaign, the Democratic National Committee, the Obama political group Organizing for America, and the Obama family — and $6,400 to a firm founded by Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden.

The report also shows that Obama for America contributed $4 million to the DNC in a pair of contributions in February and March, and refunded $16,700 in contributions to individual donors.

At the end of last month, it was carrying $329,000 in debt, including $15,300 to the former firm of White House political guru David Axelrod.




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

This certainly puts paid to those who questioned the statement that Obama spend hundreds of thousands on attorneys’ fees to avoid showing his birth certificate.
The article says this year, no mention of 2007 and 2008. This is the craziest thing I think I have ever seen. So
much money spent. for this. I guess Soros thinks it is worth it. No wonder Obama is working overtime to get his communist agenda in place for our country. He has to show he is worth every RED cent this is costing.


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Welcome Home Captain Phillips



Phillips: 'I'm Not a Hero, the Military Is'



Wild Thing's comment......

Thank God for all these heroes.


Posted by Wild Thing at 01:45 AM | Comments (7)


Flordians Protected from Libel Tourism



Representative Charles E. Van Zant (R-Keystone Heights)


HOUSE BILL TO PROTECT FLORIDIANS FROM LIBEL TOURISM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY

~The Bill Shields Floridians from Libel Suits Filed by Terrorists, Other Foreigners~

TALLAHASSEE, FL

Representative Charles E. Van Zant (R-Keystone Heights) lauded the unanimous passage of House Bill (HB) 949 by the Florida House of Representatives. The measure relates to grounds for non-recognition of foreign defamation judgments. This legislation closely resembles a similar law that was passed nearly a year ago by the New York Legislature.

HB 949, like the law passed in New York, will help in the fight against a tactic known as “Libel Tourism” which results from defamation lawsuits filed against authors critical of individuals with known ties to terrorist organizations like al Qaeda and Hamas.

The lawsuits have been finding their way into foreign courts. HB 949 will provide Florida courts with the ability not to recognize a foreign judgment, if that country’s laws protecting free speech and the free press are not at least as protective as freedoms provided in the constitutions of Florida and United States.

“This bill protects all Floridians’ fundamental right to the freedom of speech and press without fear of reprisal from foreign courts,” said Representative Van Zant, the bill’s sponsor. “Political speech is a right we as Americans and Floridians hold dear. This law will ensure that no Floridian will ever have to answer to terrorists as a result of their criticism of terrorism, or its enablers.”

House Majority Leader, Adam Hasner (R-Boca Raton) added, “This bill protects Floridians from having their right to free speech suppressed by those with radical ideologies. Foreign courts that do not place the same value on our constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech will no longer be used to intimidate Florida citizens.”

The bill’s companion, Senate Bill 1066, will be considered in the Senate Rules Committee before heading to the Senate floor for final passage.


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

This is good news, I hope other States do this as well. It would effect blogging like when I post things about the terrorirsts, and Islam.



Posted by Wild Thing at 01:44 AM | Comments (5)


Marine Raiders from Makin Island Come Home to Arlington National Cemetery



True story, the early days of WW II , the Marine raiders attacked Makin Island. There were 19 dead Marines left behind after asking the islanders to make sure that they received a proper burial.

In 1999 the remains were discovered. of 19 US Marines Killed in Action on Makin Island in WWII and their return home to Arlington National Cemetery 58 years later.

Semper Fidelis.


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Wild Thing's comment......

Thank you to all that have served our country. This is a beautiful tribute to America's Heroes.


......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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April 18, 2009

Hussein Obama and Chavez Secret Handshake?



Hey, bro, wassup? We cool, yeah, we cool!


( FOX news ) Obama shook hands with Venezuela's Hugo Chavez on Friday at the opening of the Summit of the Americas being held this weekend in Trinidad and Tobago.

It wasn't immediately clear Friday evening what words were exchanged between the two leaders, but photos released by the Venezuelan government show Obama clasping Chavez's hand and smiling broadly.




Chavez to Obama: Join My Book Club

Chavez gave Obama a copy of 'The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent,' a book by Eduardo Galeano, which chronicles U.S. and European economic and political interference in the region

FOX news

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago

Apparently a handshake and a smile wasn't enough for Hugo Chavez. The Venezuelan strongman followed up a brief encounter Friday with President Obama by apparently trying Saturday at a regional summit to recruit Obama into his book club.

In front of photographers, Chavez gave Obama a copy of "The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent," a book by Eduardo Galeano, which chronicles U.S. and European economic and political interference in the region.

Later, when a reporter asked Obama what he thought of the book, the president replied: "I thought it was one of Chavez' books. I was going to give him one of mine."

The exchange, on the first full day of meetings at Summit of the Americas on the two-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, followed a brief grip-and-grin encounter the previous evening, when Obama greeted Chavez in Spanish. Obama exchanged handshakes and pats on the back with Chavez, who once likened President George W. Bush to the devil.

"I think it was a good moment," Chavez said about their initial encounter. "I think President Obama is an intelligent man, compared to the previous U.S. president."

At his first meeting with South American leaders, Obama waited several minutes while security officers and members of the media pushed noisily into the room. Somebody accidentally hit a light switch, prompting Obama to ask: "Who turned off the lights, guys?"

He said he hoped events would go more smoothly during the meeting where he said he would talk to the leaders about energy, security and other topics. "I have a lot to learn and I'm very much looking forward to listening," the president said.

In an opening speech to the 34-nation gathering on Friday, the president promised a new agenda for the Americas, as well as a new style.

"We have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms," Obama said to loud applause. "But I pledge to you that we seek an equal partnership. There is no senior partner and junior partner in our relations."

He also extended a hand to a leader Ronald Reagan spent years trying to drive from power: Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega. The Sandinista president stepped up and introduced himself, U.S. officials reported.

But perhaps the biggest applause line was his call for a fresh start in relations between Washington and Havana.

"I know there's a longer journey that must be traveled to overcome decades of mistrust, but there are critical steps we can take toward a new day," he said.



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

Can you imagine what our country is going to be like in 4 years?

How infuriatingly degrading for the citizens of this country - someone should tell King Hussein that he’s actually our representative LEADER. And he just shook hands with a man who says we are the evil of the world and have to be brought down.

Well - on second thought I guess that may be why he did shake is hand?

We’ve come a long way since Reagan’s evil empire speech. What does this picture say to dissidents in Venezuela?



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Ortega and Fellow Traveler Obama at the Fifth Summit of the Americas




Obama greets Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, April 18, 2009


Obama Endures Ortega Diatribe

FOX news

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago

President Obama endured a 50-minute diatribe from socialist Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega that lashed out at a century of what he called terroristic U.S. aggression in Central America and included a rambling denunciation of the U.S.-imposed isolation of Cuba's Communist government.

Obama sat mostly unmoved during the speech but at times jotted notes. The speech was part of the opening ceremonies at the fifth Summit of the Americas here.

Later, at a photo opportunity with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Obama held his tongue when asked what he thought about Ortega's speech.

"It was 50 minutes long. That's what I thought."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ignored two questions about Ortega's speech, instead offering lengthy praise of a cultural performance of dance and song opening the summit.

"I thought the cultural performance was fascinating," Clinton said. Asked again about the Ortega speech, Clinton said: "To have those first class Caribbean entertainers on all on one stage and to see how much was done in such a small amount of space, I was overwhelmed."

A senior administration official declined to criticize Ortega, saying the president wanted to focus on the future.

"His expectation is that these debates of the past can remain that, debates of the past and that the leaders can take advantage of this opportunity to focus on what they can do in the future to advance the interests of all the people of the hemisphere."

Ortega, meanwhile, droned on about the offenses of the past, dredging up U.S. support of the Somoza regime and the "illegal" war against the Sandinista regime he once led by U.S.-backed Contra rebels in the 1980s. Ortega was a member of the revolutionary junta that drove Anastasio Somoza from power in 1979 and was elected president in 1985. He was defeated in 1990 by Violeta Chamorro and ran unsuccessfully twice for the presidency before winning in 2006.

Ortega denounced the U.S.-backed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro's new Communist government in Cuba in 1961, a history of US racism and what he called suffocating U.S. economic policies in the region.




In his 17-minute address to the summit, Obama departed from his prepared remarks to mildly rebuke Ortega.

"To move forward, we cannot let ourselves be prisoners of past disagreements. I'm grateful that President Ortega did not blame me for things that happened when I was three months old. Too often, an opportunity to build a fresh partnership of the Americas has been undermined by stale debates. We've all heard these arguments before."

Actually, the president misspoke on the sequence of events in Cuba. The invasion of CIA-trained rebels at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba occurred in April 1961. Obama was born August 4, 1961.


In an opening speech to the 34-nation gathering on Friday, the US president promised a new agenda for the Americas, as well as a new style.

"We have at times been disengaged and at times we sought to dictate our terms," Obama said to loud applause. "But I pledge to you that we seek an equal partnership. There is no senior partner and junior partner in our relations."
"We have at times been disengaged and at times we sought to dictate our terms ... But I pledge to you that we seek an equal partnership. There is no senior partner and junior partner in our relations."...Obama



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

Obama is a freaking idiot, he has to have a VERY low IQ to make the kind of mistakes he does with his 57 States remark he made during the campaign, the BOMB that was dropped at Pearl Harbor and now this BS whine about don't blame me I was a baby then.

Hussein could care less if our country is slandered, and bashed, he does it himself. He ONLY cares if he thinks he is being blamed for something. As usual..it’s all about Obama..our ‘Narcissist In Chief’

"President Obama endured a 50-minute diatribe "

Endures? Hell, he was probably using all of his willpower to keep himself from clapping and jumping up and shouting “Amen!”.

"Obama sat mostly unmoved during the speech but at times jotted notes.”

Obama was probably passing love notes to his friend Hugo.


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:28 PM | Comments (2)


Israel Says Ready to Bomb Iran ~ Gates Wans Hold Off



Israel stands ready to bomb Iran's nuclear sites

The Times of London


The Israeli military is preparing itself to launch a massive aerial assault on Iran's nuclear facilities within days of being given the go-ahead by its new government.

Among the steps taken to ready Israeli forces for what would be a risky raid requiring pinpoint aerial strikes are the acquisition of three Airborne Warning and Control (AWAC) aircraft and regional missions to simulate the attack.

~ snipet~

“Israel wants to know that if its forces were given the green light they could strike at Iran in a matter of days, even hours. They are making preparations on every level for this eventuality. The message to Iran is that the threat is not just words,” one senior defence official told The Times.

Officials believe that Israel could be required to hit more than a dozen targets, including moving convoys. The sites include Natanz, where thousands of centrifuges produce enriched uranium; Esfahan, where 250 tonnes of gas is stored in tunnels; and Arak, where a heavy water reactor produces plutonium.

The distance from Israel to at least one of the sites is more than 870 miles, a distance that the Israeli force practised covering in a training exercise last year that involved F15 and F16 jets, helicopters and refuelling tankers.

The possible Israeli strike on Iran has drawn comparisons to its attack on the Osirak nuclear facility near Baghdad in 1981. That strike, which destroyed the facility in under 100 seconds, was completed without Israeli losses and checked Iraqi ambitions for a nuclear weapons programme.

“We would not make the threat against Iran without the force to back it. There has been a recent move, a number of on-the-ground preparations, that indicate Israel's willingness to act,” said another official from Israel's intelligence community.

He added that it was unlikely that Israel would carry out the attack without receiving at least tacit approval from America, which has struck a more reconciliatory tone in dealing with Iran under its new administration.

An Israeli attack on Iran would entail flying over Jordanian and Iraqi airspace, where US forces have a strong presence.

A visit by President Obama to Israel in June is expected to coincide with the national elections in Iran — timing that would allow the US Administration to re-evaluate diplomatic resolutions with Iran before hearing the Israeli position.

Colonel Hilik Sofer told Haaretz, a daily Israeli newspaper, that the drill would “train for a reality in which during war missiles can fall on any part of the country without warning ... We want the citizens to understand that war can happen tomorrow morning”.

“Israel has made it clear that it will not tolerate the threat of a nuclear Iran. According to Israeli Intelligence they will have the bomb within two years ... Once they have a bomb it will be too late, and Israel will have no choice to strike — with or without America,” an official from the Israeli Defence Ministry said.


Gates warns against Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities

Los Angeles Times

Amid increasing suggestions that Israel might attack Iran's nuclear facilities, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates warned this week that such a strike would have dangerous consequences, and asserted that Tehran's acquisition of a bomb can be prevented only if "Iranians themselves decide it's too costly."
Using his strongest language on the subject to date, Gates told a group of Marine Corps students that a strike would probably delay Tehran's nuclear program from one to three years. A strike, however, would unify Iran, "cement their determination to have a nuclear program, and also build into the whole country an undying hatred of whoever hits them," he said.

Israeli officials fear that the Islamic Republic may gain the know-how to build a bomb as early as this year. Several of them have warned that Israel could strike first to eliminate what it considers an existential threat.

Iran responded this week to the Israeli declarations, asking the United Nations to intervene to stop the threats.

One reason is that Israelis may want U.S. clearance to fly over Iraq, and possibly help with aircraft refueling or other aspects of the operation.

Though the Obama administration has not ruled out the use of military force, several officials have indicated strong opposition to using it. Last week, Vice President Joe Biden said Israel's new conservative prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, would be "ill advised" to launch a strike.
Netanyahu has also hinted at the possibility of an Israeli attack, describing the Iranian program as an "existential threat."

Obama administration officials are exploring whether they can convince Tehran through negotiations to give up its nuclear ambitions. Officials have said they are ready to try to intensify economic and political sanctions on Iran if diplomacy doesn't work.


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

Gates needs to understand something better then he seems to, when you are the stated target for elimination, you have to protect yourself. Iran has stated that they seek the obliteration of Israel.

It hasn't occurred to Gates that the Iranian leaders already have an undying hatred of America, Americans, and Christians, and of Israel, Israelis, and Jews. My impression is that Ahmadinejad already feels the same contempt toward the Jews that Hitler felt.

Remember Defense Secretary Robert Strange McNamara , and his goal of acceptable casualty rates in Viet Nam? McNamara may have competition for what I thought was a secure position as the worst to hold that position in our history. There’s a special rung in hell for Robert McNamara!


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:27 PM | Comments (2)


Obama's Release of Memo's is Most Dangerous Thing a Pres. Has Ever Done in War Time





Obama attacked on all sides over release of terror memos

President Barack Obama was attacked from all sides on Friday over his decision to declassify four memos detailing harsh CIA interrogation methods approved by the George W Bush administration for use against terror suspects.


Telegraph co.uk

By Alex Spillius

President Barack Obama was attacked from all sides on Friday over his decision to declassify four memos detailing harsh CIA interrogation methods approved by the George W Bush administration for use against terror suspects.

Former senior Bush officials criticised the president for giving away secrets to terrorists, and claimed that the tactics had worked.

Meanwhile, human rights groups took issue with Mr Obama's declaration – issued alongside the memos – that agents who had used methods regarded as torture would not be prosecuted.

Amnesty International said: "The US Department of Justice appears to have offered a get-out-of-jail-free card to people involved in torture."
It added: "Torture is never acceptable and those who conduct I should not escape justice."

The American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the freedom of information lawsuit in California that left the administration feeling it had no choice but to disclose the memos, wrote an open letter to Eric Holder, the Attorney General.

It demanded he appointed an independent prosecutor "to investigate who knew about and authorised the Bush administration's torture policies" and bring prosecutions if warranted.
Reaction in the Middle East suggested that Mr Obama's effort to build bridges with the Muslim world in the wake of Mr Bush's "war on terror" and conflict in Iraq would be adversely affected.
The Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights in Cairo said the decision would encourage other nations to let abuses pass.
"Obama told us he will hold to account the people who committed a crime or a human rights violation," he said. "So this is a wrong signal to the perpetrators of human rights – especially Third World countries."


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

This imo is TREASON. Release of these top secret memos for political gain is an act of treason. Americans need to think for one minute as to who gains from the release of these documents: America’s enemies and Barrack Obama.

Hussein just beheaded intelligence gathering and it will be many many years before it can be trusted again.

ELINT (Electronic Intelligence Teams ) is our only hope for a long time, and we understand that it does have some limitations that has. That will probably be Obama’s next target.

And giving the enemy information on how they will be interrogated gives them a better chance to withstand it. thus, 0bama has given aid and comfort to the enemies of the US. The best ‘torture’ device you have, while you are being nice, is the victims own paranoia on how bad you’re going to be.


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:26 PM | Comments (8)


Israel Not Happy With Obama's Demands





PA: Recognition of Israel as Jewish State a 'Provocation'

IsraelNN.com

The Palestinian Authority has rejected Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s condition for moving ahead on negotiations to establish “two states for two peoples.”

PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh on Thursday night slammed Netanyahu’s insistence that the PA first accept the concept of Israel as a Jewish State before Israel continues talks to establish a new Arab country within its current borders.
Netanyahu told United States Middle East envoy George Mitchell earlier in the evening that Israel is willing to discuss the creation of a PA State – but only if the PA recognizes Israel as a Jewish State.
“Israel expects the Palestinians to first recognize Israel as a Jewish State before talking about two states for two peoples,” Netanyahu said.

The Fatah-led PA government based in Ramallah has agreed in the past to recognize Israel, but not as a Jewish State.

Abu Rudaineh called Netanyahu’s words a “provocation” and claimed that the new Israeli government was placing obstacles before the “solution” of two states for two peoples being promoted by the United States.

The aide to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called on the international community to examine Israeli policy, charging that it might have a “poisonous effect” on the region.

The Hamas-led breakaway PA government in Gaza, meanwhile, still refuses to recognize Israel at all, referring to the Jewish State only as “the Zionist entity” whenever it must discuss Israel.

Mitchell was also warned by Netanyahu that the “two-state solution” promoted by America requires the cooperation of Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
The prime minister told the U.S. envoy that Israel must have guarantees that a new PA state will not turn Judea and Samaria into a terrorist enclave as Hamas terrorists have already done in Gaza.


Obama's stance worries Israelis

The Age from Australia

CAN Israel still call the United States its best international friend? Apparently not, if you believe the tone of the local media.

Watching the drama unfold inside Israel, the increasingly tense dialogue between US President Barack Obama and new Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking on all the trappings of a duel.

Almost every day brings news of another sore point between the two countries, a source of yet further inflammation of their once warm relations.

One could be forgiven for thinking that the more immediate threat to Israel's national security lay across the Atlantic rather than from closer to home.

It is bad enough that President Obama uses almost every opportunity he can to set the parameters of a final peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Now US officials are openly using Israeli anxiety over Iran's fledging nuclear program as a bargaining chip to force Israel's hand on giving up control of the West Bank Palestinian territory.

No less a figure than White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel — whose father fought with the militant Zionist group the Irgun, and whose appointment had provided such reassurance to Israeli officials — was quoted this week laying down the law to Israel.

If Israel wants US help to defuse the Iranian threat, Mr Emanuel was reported to have told Jewish leaders in Washington, then get ready to start evacuating settlements in the West Bank.
Talkback radio blazed with fury across the country the same day, as Israelis protested that no US official had the right to tell them where to live.

Then on Thursday came the news that Mr Netanyahu's planned first meeting with President Obama in Washington next month had been called off.

Mr Netanyahu had hoped to capitalise on his attendance at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington to visit the White House.

But Administration officials informed Mr Netanyahu's office that the President would not be "in town."


Emanuel Says Obama Insists On Implementing Two State Solution, No Ifs, Ands, or Buts

Mideast Peace Pulse

Yedioth Achronoth, the largest circulation daily in Israel, reports today that President Obama intends to see the two-state solution signed, sealed and delivered during his first term.

Rahm Emanuel told an (unnamed) Jewish leader; "In the next four years there is going to be a permanent status arrangement between Israel and the Palestinians on the basis of two states for two peoples, and it doesn't matter to us at all who is prime minister."

He also said that the United States will exert pressure to see that deal is put into place.

"Any treatment of the Iranian nuclear problem will be contingent upon progress in the negotiations and an Israeli withdrawal from West Bank territory," the paper reports Emanuel as saying.

In other words, US sympathy for Israel's position vis a vis Iran depends on Israel's willingness to live up to its commitment to get out of the West Bank and permit the establishment of a Palestinian state there, in Gaza, and East Jerusalem.

Yedioth also reports that Obama is conveying his displeasure with the new Israeli government in several ways.

"US administration officials informed Netanyahu that President Obama will not be able to meet with him in early May, while the AIPAC conference is held in Washington.

The meeting between the new Israeli premier and the president of the United States is perceived in Israel as a sign that the formation process of the new government has been completed and as a salutation by Israel's close friend.

Netanyahu had hoped to capitalize on the opportunity and to meet with Obama during the annual AIPAC conference, but the Americans informed the Israelis that Obama was not going to be 'in town.'

That being the case, the inclination among Netanyahu's aides is to cancel his trip to attend the AIPAC conference and to try to secure a date for a meeting with Obama later in May.

"Sources in Washington also said that the Obama administration would not continue the tradition that developed during the Bush administration of hosting Israeli premiers many times during the year, sometimes with just a phone call's advance notice."



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

Damn this cretin Obama gor putting the screws to Israel. I pray Bibi shows the world and Iran and Obama what true resolve and what duty to protecting your country and people means. Obama is undoing every known important alliance we've had in the world, top to bottom.

Hussein Obama and his gang have turned their backs on Israel.

I would like to somehow get an email through to their government and let them know that We the People are not in the same mind set as this admin. Just to let them know that we do care about them.

Giving in to Obama’s treacherous threats would be suicidal and Netanyahu knows it. I never thought I would see my country turn it’s back on Israel .


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:25 PM | Comments (5)


Internet Connection Problem ~ augh!



I am sorry I am so late with posts today. I have been having trouble with my Comcast connection since late last night. I think it is all fixed now, I hope so. ~ Wild Thing


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April 17, 2009

2009 Tea Party Roll Call Update





ALL 50 states plus D.C., 485 cities, and can document no less than 602,000 and as many as 680,000 patriots took place in the greatest grass roots act of defiance since 1773!

EVERY state in the Union protested Washington D.C.'s tax and spend scheme.

The list as of 4/17/09 1500 PST, to get Updates Please CLICK this LINK to see the list and totals

http://www.hench.net/2009/teaparty.htm

2009 Tea Party Roll Call

Low -----------Mid ----------High

602,293 ______ 641,619 ______ 679,942



And more Tea Parties coming, some have added extra days to have a Tea Party

Philadelphia Tea Party II

RALLY LOCATION HAS BEEN UPDATED TO ACCOMMODATE
A LARGER TURNOUT!

When:

April 18th, 2009 12 noon - 2pm


Where:

Philadelphia, PA - Independence Mall

Rally to be held on MARKET STREET between 5th and 6th Streets.

Directions to the Tea Party via Google Maps at website

Why:
To fight wasteful spending so that future generations will not be burdened with immense debt and to fight the unprecedented and unconstitutional encroachment of government on our God-given freedoms.

Speakers:

Dom Giordano - Talk Show Host, WPHT-AM

Don Adams - writer, teacher, public affairs consultant

Christine Flowers - Attorney and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News

Michael Johns - Conservative leader and writer, former White House speechwriter and Heritage Foundation policy analyst

Steve Lonegan - New Jersey taxpayer champion

Scott Rutter - Decorated veteran and Townhall.com columnist

Pat Toomey - Former President, Club For Growth

Scott Wheeler, columnist, Townhall.com and Newsmax.com.

Philly's own Joey Vento - Owner of Geno's Steaks.


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Shame on Obama as He Demands "IHS" Removed for Georgetown University Speech





Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request

CNS news

Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram “IHS”--symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there.



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This is a photo of how it normally looks.......... but of course Obama could not be in the presence of it looking like this


As of Wednesday afternoon, the “IHS” monogram that had previously adorned the stage at Georgetown’s Gaston Hall was still covered up--when the pediment where it had appeared was photographed by CNSNews.com.

“In coordinating the logistical arrangements for yesterday’s event, Georgetown honored the White House staff’s request to cover all of the Georgetown University signage and symbols behind Gaston Hall stage,” Julie Green Bataille, associate vice president for communications at Georgetown, told CNSNews.com.
“The White House wanted a simple backdrop of flags and pipe and drape for the speech, consistent with what they’ve done for other policy speeches,” she added. “Frankly, the pipe and drape wasn’t high enough by itself to fully cover the IHS and cross above the GU seal and it seemed most respectful to have them covered so as not to be seen out of context.”

Georgetown, which is run by the Jesuit order, is one of the most prestigious Catholic institutions of higher education in the United States.

Roman Catholics traditionally IHS is abbreviation of Latin for In hoc signe, meaning "in this sign" (the cross) will you conquer and prevail. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “St. Ignatius of Loyola adopted the monogram in his seal as general of the Society of Jesus (1541) and thus became the emblem of his institute.” The Society of Jesus is the formal name for the Jesuits.


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

I guess the Anti-Christ’s skin burns in the presence of the monogram “IHS". Ok so why didn't they just change it to "POS" and all would be well. Since it was to be right over his ugly head.

This whole thing is really unreal to see this happening. NO other president has asked this to be done. DAMN this Muslim president!

Sorry but Notre Dame and now Georgetown should be ashamed of themselves. Shameful-Shameful Shameful, that a Catholic Institution had this abortionist there to begin with, but to deny Christ so he could visit is Shameful. The Jesuits placed IHS on their crosses , it means “In His Service” It is shameful that now the Jesuits at Georgetown and the President of Notre dame appear to be in the service of Obama.

How many ways will catholics be insulted before they stop playing door mat to people who disrespect them by their mere presence? It is sad to see this all happening. It is almost as though Obama is doing just what his Musllim faith teaches, to hate the people of the book. ( the Jews and Christians) He is doing it without cutting off heads but he is showing disrespect to them all the same. Barry Soetoro converted to Islam and became Barrack Hussein Obama.

He didn’t have any trouble visiting Hagia Sofia either. Or, bowing to the person who keeps Mecca & Medina.

“Sorry I covered you up Jesus, but you know I didn’t want to offend a mere MAN”.


Mat 10:32 “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my FATHER in heaven.

Mat 10:33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my FATHER in heaven.


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Obama Seeking to Destroy Our National Security Releases CIA Interrogation Techniques




So let's start here...............

Obama consulted widely on memos

Politico

White House senior adviser David Axelrod says President Barack Obama spent about a month pondering whether to release Bush-era memos about CIA interrogation techniques, and considered it “a weighty decision.”

“He thought very long and hard about it, consulted widely, because there were two principles at stake,” Axelrod said . “One is … the sanctity of covert operations … and keeping faith with the people who do them, and the impact on national security, on the one hand. And the other was the law and his belief in transparency.”

The president consulted officials from the Justice Department, the CIA, the director of National Intelligence and the Homeland Security Department, according to his adviser.

“It was a weighty decision,” Axelrod said. “As with so many issues, there are competing points of view that flow from very genuine interests and concerns that are to be respected. And then the president has to synthesize all of it and make a decision that’s in the broad national interest. He’s been thinking about this for four weeks, really.”

A former top official in the administration of President George W. Bush called the publication of the memos “unbelievable.”

“It's damaging because these are techniques that work, and by Obama's action today, we are telling the terrorists what they are,” the official said. “We have laid it all out for our enemies. This is totally unnecessary. … Publicizing the techniques does grave damage to our national security by ensuring they can never be used again — even in a ticking-time- bomb scenario where thousands or even millions of American lives are at stake."

“I don't believe Obama would intentionally endanger the nation, so it must be that he thinks either

1. the previous administration, including the CIA professionals who have defended this program, is lying about its importance and effectiveness, or

2. he believes we are no longer really at war and no longer face the kind of grave threat to our national security this program has protected against.”

Obama did not act on an arbitrary timeline. There was a deadline in a court case with the ACLU on Thursday. It had been extended, but the ACLU was not going to agree to another.

Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request


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

Obama consulted widely on memos BUT hen he sided with the terrorist!!!!

"I don't believe Obama would intentionally endanger the nation"

Excuse me sorry you are dead wrong. Traitor in Chief WOULD intentionally endanger our country AND our military that is what this is all about.

Note the deadline Traitor in Chief allowed to enter in with his decision. He wanted to make sure he did it FOR the ACLU. And aren't they a lovely bunch of commie cocoa nuts.

This Muslim president is a disaster. God help us!! He’ll reveal national secrets, but not his own secrets. This man is a menace to free society.

The idiot is peeing in his own pants thinking he is sprinkling on W’s boots. Class shows, as does the total lack of it, and Obama has none.

This Marxist Muslim Kenyan is a foreign and domestic enemy!!

And David Axelrod is a filthy Communist and lackey.


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Obama released a memo today that described US interrogation methods approved for use on Al-Qaeda terrorist Abu Zubaydah.

Bush-era interrogations: From waterboarding to forced nudity....( link for complete article)

The memos were made public by the Justice Department with assurances from President Barack Obama that the intelligence officials who followed their guidance won't be prosecuted. However, the president's assurances don't apply to the former administration officials who crafted the legal justification for the interrogation program.

CIA Director Leon Panetta told agency employees in a memo Thursday that despite Obama's assurances, "This is not the end of the road on these issues," and agency officials should expect more pressure from the Congress , the public and the courts to release more information.
Panetta said: "The fact remains that CIA's detention and interrogation effort was authorized and approved by our government. For that reason, as I have continued to make clear, I will strongly oppose any effort to investigate or punish those who followed the guidance of the Department of Justice ." Panetta also said the CIA would provide legal representation to any officers investigated for their actions.
Jameel Jaffer , the director of the American Civil Liberties Union's national security project, said he thought the Obama administration left open the possibility of prosecutions.
"There's a remarkable amount of detail in the memos that makes clear that people at the very top of the Bush administration knew exactly what was going on," he said. "President Obama doesn't say anything about the architects of the program. To the extent that it offers anything like immunity, it offers immunity only to CIA interrogators who relied in good faith on legal advice."


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CIA interrogation tactics: a terrifying ordeal

AP

Justice Department documents, which the Obama administration simultaneously released and repudiated Thursday, describe the process from darkness to waterboarding in skin-crawling detail.

Prisoners were naked, shackled and hooded to start their interrogation sessions. When the CIA interrogator removed the hood, the questioning began. Whenever the prisoner resisted, the documents outlined a series of techniques the CIA could use to bring him back in line:

Nudity, sleep deprivation and dietary restrictions kept prisoners compliant and reminded them they had no control over their basic needs. Clothes and food could be used as rewards for cooperation.

Slapping prisoners on the face or abdomen was allowed. So was grabbing them forcefully by the collar or slamming them into a false wall, a technique called "walling" that had a goal of fear more than pain.

Water hoses were used to douse the prisoners for minutes at a time. The hoses were turned on and off as the interrogation continued.

Prisoners were put into one of three in "stress positions," such as sitting on the floor with legs out straight and arms raised in the air to cause discomfort.

At night, the detainees were shackled, standing naked or wearing a diaper. The length of sleep deprivation varied by prisoner but was authorized for up to 180 hours, or 7 1/2 days. Interrogation sessions ranged from 30 minutes to several hours and could be repeated as necessary and as approved by psychological and medical teams.

Some of these techniques, such as stripping a detainee naked, depriving him of sleep and putting a hood over his head, are prohibited under the U.S. Army Field Manual. But in 2002, the Justice Department authorized CIA interrogators to step up the pressure even further on suspected terrorist Abu Zubaydah.

Justice Department lawyers said the CIA could place Zubaydah in a cramped confinement box. Because Zubaydah appeared afraid of insects, they also authorized interrogators to place him in a box and fill it box with caterpillars (that tactic ultimately was not used).

"We find that the use of the waterboard constitutes a threat of imminent death," Justice Department attorneys wrote. "From the vantage point of any reasonable person undergoing this procedure in such circumstances, he would feel as if he is drowning at the very moment of the procedure due to the uncontrollable physiological sensation he is experiencing."

But attorneys decided that waterboarding caused "no pain or actual harm whatsoever" and so did not meet the "severe pain and suffering" standard to be considered torture.



Ex-CIA Chief Criticizes Release of Interrogation Memos

FOX news

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden says release of the memos will give terrorists a precise guide for what to expect in a CIA interrogation if those methods are ever approved for use again.
Michael Hayden, who led the CIA under George W. Bush, said CIA officers will now be more timid and allies will be more reluctant to share sensitive intelligence.
"If you want an intelligence service to work for you, they always work on the edge. That's just where they work," Hayden said. Now, he argued, foreign partners will be less likely to cooperate with the CIA because the release shows they "can't keep anything secret."
Hayden told The Associated Press the release will give terrorists a precise guide for what to expect in a CIA interrogation if those methods are ever approved for use again.

The documents also offer justification for using the tough tactics.

A May 30, 2005, memo says that before the harsher methods were used on top Al Qaeda detainee Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, he refused to answer questions about pending plots against the United States.

"Soon, you will know," he told them, according to the memo.

It says the interrogations later extracted details of a plot called the "second wave" to use East Asian operatives to crash a hijacked airliner into a building in Los Angeles.

Terror plots that were disrupted, the memos say, include the alleged effort by Jose Padilla to detonate a "dirty bomb" spreading nuclear radiation.

Last month, former Vice President Dick Cheney said that Obama's decisions to revoke Bush-era terrorist detainee policies will "raise the risk to the American people of another attack."


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

There's nothing to what they were getting authorization to do that even REMOTELY approached torture.

“Among the 10 techniques approved for use on Mr. Zubaydah was one tailored to his fear of insects. Mr. Zubaydah would be placed in a box with an insect, according to a partially redacted section in one memo. Mr. Zubaydah would be told it was a stinging insect, but it would actually be a harmless, such as a caterpillar, according to the memo.”

Wow ....... Caterpillar torture. How low can they get?

“that they won’t be prosecuted by the Justice Department.”

That caveat is what worries me. It says they won’t be prosecuted by the Justice dept, but once they give the names to the private prosecutors, watch out!

What a sleaze Obama is!

This has just destroyed our national security. Our intelligence gathering will be destroyed for years and years over this because intelligence demands complete secrecy not only about what we know, but about how we know it. From now on all of our allies and even some of our enemies who give us Intel on mutual enemies will no longer trust us. If we can’t keep our own secrets then how in the hell our we going to keep theirs? Even the former Soviet Union passed us intelligence when it benefited them, do you think the Russians , the British, and even Iran who passed on Intel about the Taliban will ever tells us anything again? They will be to afraid that Obama will use it to score political points and any leaked intelligence reveals how we got it. This is a sad day for America and Obama has just removed our most effective line of defense.

This was no election - it was phase one of a coup.




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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 06:50 AM | Comments (15)


Texas Gov Rick Perry - Speech at Tax Tea Party



Governor Perry: Austin Tea Party




Perry fires up anti-tax crowd

Dallas Morning News

Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up an anti-tax "tea party" Wednesday with his stance against the federal government and for states' rights as some in his U.S. flag-waving audience shouted, "Secede!"

An animated Perry told the crowd at Austin City Hall — one of three tea parties he was attending across the state — that officials in Washington have abandoned the country's founding principles of limited government. He said the federal government is strangling Americans with taxation, spending and debt.

Perry repeated his running theme that Texas' economy is in relatively good shape compared with other states and with the "federal budget mess." Many in the crowd held signs deriding President Barack Obama and the $786 billion federal economic stimulus package.

Perry called his supporters patriots. Later, answering news reporters' questions, Perry suggested Texans might at some point get so fed up they would want to secede from the union, though he said he sees no reason why Texas should do that.

"There's a lot of different scenarios," Perry said. "We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot."

He said when Texas entered the union in 1845 it was with the understanding it could pull out. However, according to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas negotiated the power to divide into four additional states at some point if it wanted to but not the right to secede.

Texas did secede in 1861, but the North's victory in the Civil War put an end to that.

Perry is running for re-election against U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a fellow Republican. His anti-Washington remarks have become more strident the past few weeks as that 2010 race gets going and since Perry rejected $550 million in federal economic stimulus money slated to help Texas' unemployment trust fund.

Perry said the stimulus money would come with strings attached that would leave Texas paying the bill once the federal money ran out.

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, also Republicans, have been outspoken against the federal economic stimulus spending and were supportive of tea parties in their states. The protests were being held throughout the country on federal income tax deadline day to imitate the original Boston Tea Party of American revolutionary times.

In an appearance at the Texas Capitol last week, Perry joined state lawmakers in pushing a resolution that supports states' rights protected in the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He said the federal government has become oppressive in its size and interference with states.

Since then, Perry has been featured on the online Drudge Report, and other conservative commentators and citizens have latched on to his words.

After praising veterans in the cheering crowd Wednesday, he said: "I'm just not real sure you're a bunch of right-wing extremists. But if you are, we're with you."

Perry said he believes he could be at the center of a national movement that is coordinated and focused in its opposition to the actions of the federal government.

"It's a very organic thing," he said. "It is a very powerful moment, I think, in American history."

For her part, Hutchison issued a newspaper opinion piece Wednesday criticizing the Democratic-led Congress for spending on the stimulus bill and the $1 trillion appropriations bill.

"On April 15 — Tax Day — some in Congress may need a reminder of just who is underwriting this spending: the American taxpayer. I am deeply concerned over the swelling tax burden that will be imposed on all Texas families," she wrote.

The crowd at the Austin tea party appeared to be decidedly anti-Democrat. Many of the speakers were Republicans and Libertarians.

One placard said, "Stop Obama's Socialism." Another read, "Some Pirates Are in America," and it showed photographs of Obama, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wearing pirate hats.

Rebecca Knowlton, 45, of Smithville, said she took the day off of home-schooling her three children and brought them to the rally to teach them about civic duty. Knowlton, a critic of the Social Security system and the United Nations, said she felt camaraderie at the demonstration.

"The movement is growing stronger," she said. "You're not alone."


Wild Thing's commment........

LOL I love the first sentence he says on the video. hahaha

Sec2 of Article 1 of the Texas Constitution states:

“The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.”



....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 (7)


CNBC's Rick Santelli and Rush Limbaugh Speak About The Tea Parties


"I'm Pretty Proud of This"





Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Petrified Over Tax Day Tea Party Gatherings -- 4.15.09



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FOX RATINGS SURGE ON PROTEST COVERAGE

8-11 PM ET

FOXNEWS 3,390,000
MSNBC 1,210,000
CNN 1,070,000
CNN HEADLINE 909,000


FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,980,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 3,239,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 2,947,000
FOXNEWS BECK 2,740,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,401,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 2,185,000
COMEDY DAILY SHOW 1,777,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,499,000
COMEDY COLBERT 1,446,000
CNNHN GRACE 1,336,000
CNN KING 1,292,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,149,000
CNN COOPER 1,021,000




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


It is interesting how the ratings of the networks have dropped on the ones that have been putting out for Obama and their coverage of him 24/7 hurt them these last two years as well.
I honestly think people get sick of it, even some on the left. TOO much of anything gets to a perso,n and a little of Obama sure as heck goes a long way.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (6)


Excellent Video From The Tea Parties


The Second American Revolution Has Begun by DarcPrynce


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (2)


Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, "Tea parties 'despicable"






The Hill

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) blasted "tea party" protests yesterday, labeling the activities "despicable" and shameful."

"The �tea parties� being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs," Schakowsky said in a statement.

"It�s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt," she added. "Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year. Made to look like a grassroots uprising, this is an Obama bashing party promoted by corporate interests, as well as Republican lobbyists and politicians.�

This is the strongest language to date opposing the protesters, which, according to some estimates, topped 250,000 across the country.



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

Congressmen, including Schakowsky, who support unconstitutional spending increases, are despicable. What’s “despicable” and “shameful” is that our government is out-of-control, spending like there’s no tomorrow and completely disregarding the American people.

LOL Do they not realize that they’re calling average Americans despicable? Their own constituents.

No Schakowsky, what is despicable and shameful are these lies:

* “This Tea Party initiative is funded by the high end — we call it astroturf, it’s not really a grassroots movement.” … Pelosi

* “the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans” … Schakowsky

* ABC reports Obama is ‘Unaware of Tea Parties’

These tea parties really have the libs knickers in a bunch!



....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 Richard for the graphic.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (7)


April 16, 2009

Obama Might Release Details of CIA's Interrogation Methods on Terrorists







FOX news

By Brit Hume

The Wall Street Journal, reports that President Obama is considering the release of CIA memos revealing in detail the interrogation techniques used in questioning terror suspects in the desperate days and months after 9/11.

The president's decision will tell us much about him. It is no secret that U.S. intelligence agents subjected key captives to rough treatment to extract information. Senior intelligence officials have said that the information obtained was some of the best they got and was vital to preventing further attacks. But the methods were harsh, to include the simulated drowning known as water boarding, and even the controlled banging of a suspect's head against a wall.

Some, including Senator John McCain, consider this stuff torture and the techniques are no longer in use. There is strong support for releasing the details from the left and with some in the administration including Attorney General Eric Holder.

But Mr. Obama is reported having doubts. Top intelligence officials argue that release of these details can only harm their work and their reputations. He may be wondering if it's good idea to inform terrorists precisely what treatment they will or will not face if captured. Maybe he's even looked up the 1947 law that created the CIA, which repeatedly mentions the responsibility of the intelligence agency and its leaders to protect two things: the sources and methods of their work.



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

Making enemies in the CIA? Bad career move, Barry/Hussein/ "Soutpiel puppet with a teleprompter"....not my president Obama.

Gosh oh golly I hope we don’t find out they did anything that was “really bad" You know like showing them a Playboy Magazine, or playing Winnie the Pooh shows with God forbid Piglet in them.

If Obama does this he will ONLY be kissing up to the terrorists and giving the middle finger to our side, to our country and to our troops and yep the CIA as well.



......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 07:55 AM | Comments (6)


Nancy Pelosi Re:Tea Parties ~ "This Is Astroturf, Not Grassroots Protest"





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

Speaking of artificial surfaces, what substance is Nanzi Pelosi’s face made up of these days? heh heh

Where does this idiot get off insulting tens of thousands of Americans because we don't want to be taxed more to pay for stupid, wasteful "investment" that lines the pockets of the corrupt politicians and their friends?

If this had been uttered during our Founders' era, Nancy would have 1,000,000 of the "Great Middle Class" challenging her to a duel.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:54 AM | Comments (10)


Tea Party Turnout About 370,000 Attendance and Still Counting






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Click LINK below for attendance spreadsheet


SPREADSHEET showing list of Tea Parties and Attendence

Thank you goes to ProtectOurFreedom .

It shows there were about about 370,000 attendance, but the numbers are also still coming in.




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On “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday morning, Fox News host Megyn Kelly declared that “it’s tea party time, from sea to shining sea.”

In between, Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins — who earlier this week donned colonial garb as he traced the history of the tea party movement — reported on a tea party protest in Washington’s Lafayette Park.

Meanwhile, Fox hosts Neil Cavuto, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren were all preparing for their own on-the-scene reports from tea parties around the country.

Nobody’s covering the tea parties quite like Fox — and that’s prompting critics and cable news competitors to say that the network is blurring the line between journalism and advocacy.

“Fox appears to be promoting these events at the same time it is presenting them in a way that looks like reporting,” said Stephen Burgard, director of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

While tea party organizers say their movement is nonpartisan, the protests lean hard to the right: Newt Gingrich and Michelle Malkin are on board, as is Freedom Works, an organization run by former Republican Majority Leader Dick Armey. And more than a dozen prominent Republicans were set to participate in tea party protests Wednesday, including South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and a slew of other Republicans from Congress.

While Fox has obsessively covered the tea party plans for days, CNN and MSNBC have given the protests scant mention. Indeed, MSNBC’s on-air personalities have taken to mocking Fox for its tea party attention — reveling in double entendres and juvenile jokes.

On Tuesday’s “Countdown,” Keith Olbermann played clips of Fox personalities talking up tea parties. “As ever,” he said, Fox was “showing both sides ‘fair and balanced’ — supporting the tea baggers and sponsoring the tea baggers.”

Similarly, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow said that “our colleagues at Fox News are not just reporting on tea bagging, they are officially promoting it."

ROFL. What pathetic, jealous, sniveling dweebs. They promoted Hussein Obama 24/7 for two years. They have no room to talk. And the fact is that the biggest news yesterday WAS coverage of the tea parties so they only did damage to their own network by not covering all the Tea Parties. hahahahaha


Tea Party at The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas with Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent at The Alamo Tea Party on April 15, 2009. Ted speaks from his beliefs and is right on target with his assessment of the situation in our country today. He plays a rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. Glenn Beck is Master of Ceremonies and Nugent speaks with words and licks from his Guitar


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:50 AM | Comments (9)


Obama's Marxist Subversive Appointment Rosa Brooks Defense Dept.


O’Reilly calls this leftist loon a “spy” in the Pentagon for the express purpose to report back to Obama.


Leftist radical Rosa Brooks is now operating within the Pentagon as a top advisor


Brooks is a far left activist who has worked as a Special Counsel for the George Soro's Open Society Institute. As a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Brooks consistently went to extremes.

Brooks' previous work included service as a senior adviser to Assistant Secretary Harold Koh at the U.S. Department of State, five years as an associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and a stint as Special Counsel to the President at the Open Society Institute, George Soros' philanthropic foundation.

Here are my posts I did about Harold Koh:

Critics Decry Obama Nominee for State Dept. Legal Adviser Harold Koh

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


She has also been a consultant for Human Rights Watch, a board member of Amnesty International USA, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law.

She is active in political causes. In her columns, she was an enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign, and in 2004 she served as a foreign policy advisor to the Kerry-Edwards campaign.

In October 2007 she wrote: "George W. Bush and Dick Cheney shouldn't be treated like criminals who deserve punishment. They should be treated like psychotics who need treatment."

March 2009: "The Bush administration's big legal lies paved the way for some of the most shameful episodes in our history, including the official authorization of torture."

The Provocateur

Ms. Brooks also supported the Iraqi who threw his shoes at President Bush: "He reminded the powerful and powerless alike that a single symbolic gesture can be more effective than a thousand grenades."

The appointment of Rosa Brooks to a mid level post in the defense department has largely gone under the radar, however it is one of the most perplexing and radical appointments of the Obama administration. Brooks, most recently an L.A. Times columnist, now heads to the Pentagon.

In her latest column, Brooks called for a bailout of the newspaper industry. Brooks, like many journalists, was a frequent critic of the Bush administration's policy on the GWOT. Of course, Brooks criticism goes beyond mere criticism and into the looney conspiracy theories and deranged hate.
For the many Americans who read of Karadzic's arrest but wondered, "Yes, great -- and when will George W. Bush and Dick Cheney face trial for war crimes?" this is something to keep in mind. Karadzic was the leader of a small, unrecognized rogue republic and presided over a genocide -- but he evaded justice for more than a decade and still keeps a loyal fan base.

In her role in the Pentagon, Brooks will have significant security clearance. She will have have access to more of our secrets than many Congress and Senators.

She obviously hates Jews ......

Brooks quote: "Hamas has fired thousands of unguided Kassam rockets at Israel, but the rockets have killed only a handful of Israelis".
In Israel, politicians jockeying for power have launched the most lethal military assault on Palestinian territory in decades.

She is the daughter of the Socialist nutcake Barbara Ehrenreich.



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

She hates the United States and what it stands for.

"Rosa Brooks believes that President Bush and his Administration should be tried at the Geneva Convention as war criminals."

Rosa Brooks belongs to several organizations the like National Security Network and Connect U.S. Funds that believe in the elimination of capitalism in America. Rosa Brooks will work for Undersecretary Of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy is one of the most hateful left-wing columnist in the country who hates the Military and Conservatives.

Rosa has proved to be a zealot against the military and she, will probably share secrets with the her left-wing media friends if she does not like military policy in the Pentagon.

The nomination of Rosa Brooks, Harold Koh and Timothy Geithner and several other nominees that President Obama has appointed high-level postions shows that this is a strong move toward a Socialist government for our country.



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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 06:48 AM | Comments (10)


Janet Napolitano (Janet Reno II) Stands by 'extremism' Report




Washington Times

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she was briefed before the release of a controversial intelligence assessment and that she stands by the report sent to law enforcement that lists veterans as a terrorist risk to the U.S. and defines "rightwing extremism" as including groups opposed to abortion and immigration.

The outcry resulted in a demand from the head of the American Legion to meet with Ms. Napolitano, a request the DHS chief said she would honor next week when she returns to Washington from her current tour of the U.S.-Mexican border.

"The document on right-wing extremism sent last week by this department´s Office of Intelligence and Analysis is one in an ongoing series of assessments to provide situational awareness to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies on the phenomenon and trends of violent radicalization in the United States," Ms. Napolitano said in a statement.
"Let me be very clear: we monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don´t have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence," Ms. Napolitano said.
We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not – nor will we ever – monitor ideology or political beliefs. We take seriously our responsibility to protect the civil rights and liberties of the American people, including subjecting our activities to rigorous oversight from numerous internal and external sources.
I am aware of the letter from American Legion National Commander Rehbein, and my staff has already contacted him to set up a meeting next week once I return from travel. I will tell him face-to-face that we honor veterans at DHS and employ thousands across the department, up to and including the Deputy Secretary.
As the department responsible for protecting the homeland, DHS will continue to work with its state and local partners to prevent and protect against the potential threat to the United States associated with any rise in violent extremist activity.



Wild Thing's comment......

So why isn’t Bill Ayers in prison?? Oh, right, he’s a LEFT-wing extremist, and a CLOSE personal friend of Hussein Obama.

To the Obama admin, "terrorist risks" are those who:

A) put their lives on the line serving our country.

B) are members of groups opposed to the killing of babies.

C) are members of groups advocating the enforcement of immigration law.



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Maxine Waters Outs The Democrat Socialists Agenda ~ LOL



California Democrat, Maxine Waters, gives away the game while grilling John Hofmeister of Shell Oil during the recent Congressional hearings.



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Wild Thing's comment......

This is so funny, I know it is serious too but they did such a good job on this. LOL


....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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Islam and International Humanitarian Law Workship Syracuse University






The College of Arts and Sciences Syracuse University

17 April 2009

Religions and Cultures Workshop, Islam and International Humanitarian Law
Organizer: William Banks, SU Law/PA)

The Islam and International Humanitarian Law Workshop
(17 April 2009

Syracuse University) will explore the role of Islam in the ongoing development of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) with special attention to its present-day challenges.

The Workshop serves two purposes:

First to establish an interdisciplinary working group of the Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor faculty taking up questions of culture and religion in the analysis of international conflicts, new forms of warfare, the value of humanitarian mechanisms in international law, and the challenges at the intersection of Islam and IHL.

Second, to expand the lessons learned into ongoing research initiatives that define larger objectives in adapting IHL to conflicts involving non-state entities, failed, and vulnerable states.

The Workshop functions as a follow-up to the research initiative at SU entitled “New Battlefields, Old Laws: From the Hague Conventions to Asymmetric Warfare.”


The Muslim Law Students Association promotes understanding and appreciation of both the general Islamic world and the Legal Islamic world by sponsoring events that:

* Educate the legal community about the textual sources, historical development, and evolution of Islamic Law;

* Explain the theoretical foundations and methodologies employed by various schools of Islamic legal thought;

* Present the Islamic perspective on contemporary legal debates as well as issues of universal concern;

* Discuss the applications of Islamic law in the lives of Western Muslims, and familiarize the legal community about the needs and concerns of American Muslims in particular.

The Muslim Law Students Association invites all interested students and faculty to join .


More HERE at Atlas Shrugs blog

To insert islamic law (shariah) in the same sentence as "humanitarian" law is so patently dishonest and dangerous and bad enough, but a conference that attempts to put the two together is criminal. It is propaganda under the guise of education.

What deception! This is taqiyya, lies to advance Islam. Who is underwriting this? What petrosheikdom is Syracuse whoring itself out for? Or is this part of OIC compliance in league with the Alliance of Civilizations? Islamic law ...think taliban. Think stoning, public hangings of gays, honor killings, clitorectomies, beheading, death penalties for apostasy and hypocrisy, (and reinterpreting the Koran), shariah finance, child marriage, marital rape, death to rape victims.

4.17.2009 Workshop, Syracuse University: The goal of the initiative’s first workshop is to begin identifying the most pressing issues at the intersection of Islamic jurisprudence and humanitarian law and to consider how their shared concerns may prompt creativity in addressing present gaps in IHL—notably, the lack of standards for dealing with the rise of irregular armies or the inability of the law to accommodate asymmetric forms of attacks by non-state entities against sovereign states.

III Network and Related Initiatives: INSCT is developing partnerships on different aspects of this topic with the United Institute for Peace’s (USIP) Rule of Law Center of Innovation, which develops strategies for policymakers and practitioners to promote the rule of law in fragile and post-conflict societies; and Harvard University’s International Humanitarian Law Research Initiative (IHLRI), a central resource for the reaffirmation and development of international humanitarian law based at the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Well, the 20 million dollar gift that Harvard received from the Saudis really did pay off.

304 Tolley Humanities Building, Syracuse University

Overview: The Islam-IHL initiative examines from multiple perspectives the ongoing role of Islam, including Islamic leaders, in International Humanitarian Law (IHL), and the potential of that contribution for contending with new forms of warfare and international conflicts. The goal of the Workshop is to begin identifying the most pressing issues at the intersection of Islamic jurisprudence and humanitarian law and to consider how their shared concerns may prompt creativity in addressing troubling gaps in IHL today—notably, the lack of standards for dealing with the rise of irregular armies, or the inability of the law to accommodate asymmetric forms of attacks by non-state entities against sovereign states.


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

They are working hard to accompolish their plan for our country. And now with B. Hussein they will have even a fast track to their agenda being seen.

Twenty-Year Plan: Islam Targets America

by Dr. Anis Shorrosh

This is my analysis of the Islamic invasion of America, the agenda of Islamists and visible methods to take over America by the year 2020! Will Americans continue to sleep through this invasion as they did when we were attacked on 9/11?

1. Terminate America's freedom of speech by replacing it with hate crime bills state-wide and nation-wide.

2. Wage a war of words using black leaders like Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and other visible religious personalities to promote Islam as the original African-American's religion while Christianity is for the whites! Strange enough, no one tells the African-Americans that it was the Arab Muslims who captured them and sold them as slaves, neither the fact that in Arabic the word for black and slave is the same, "Abed."

3. Engage the American public in dialogues, discussions, debates in colleges, universities, public libraries, radio, TV, churches and mosques on the virtues of Islam. Proclaim how it is historically another religion like Judaism and Christianity with the same monotheistic faith.

4. Nominate Muslim sympathizers to political office for favorable legislation to Islam and support potential sympathizers by block voting.

5. Take control of as much of Hollywood, the press, TV, radio and the internet by buying the corporations or a controlling stock.

6. Yield to the fear of imminent shut-off of the lifeblood of America - the black gold. America's economy depends on oil, (1000 products are derived from oil), so does its personal and industrial transportation and manufacturing -41% comes from the Middle East.

7. Yell, "foul, out-of-context, personal interpretation, hate crime, Zionist, un- American, inaccurate interpretation of the Quran" anytime Islam is criticized or the Quran is analyzed in the public arena.

8. Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House, specifically with Islamists who can articulate a marvelous and peaceful picture of Islam. Acquire government positions, get membership in local school boards. Train Muslims as medical doctors to dominate the medical field, research and pharmaceutical companies. Take over the computer industry. Establish Middle Eastern restaurants throughout the U.S. to connect planners of Islamization in a discreet way. Ever notice how numerous Muslim doctors in America are, when their countries need them more desperately than America?

9. Accelerate Islamic demographic growth via:

a. Massive immigration (100,000 annually since 1961)

b. No birth control whatsoever - every baby of Muslim parents is automatically a Muslim and cannot choose another religion later.

c. Muslim men must marry American women and Islamize them (10,000 annually). Then divorce them and remarry every five years - since one cannot have the Muslim legal permission to marry four at one time. This is a legal solution in America.

d. Convert angry, alienated black inmates and turn them into militants (so far 2000 released inmates have joined Al Qaida world-wide). Only a few have been captured in Afghanistan and on American soil. So far - sleeping cells!

10. Reading, writing, arithmetic and research through the American educational system, mosques and student centers (now 1500) should be sprinkled with dislike of Jews, evangelical Christians and democracy. There are 300 exclusively Muslim schools with loyalty to the Quran, not the U.S. Constitution.

11. Provide very sizeable monetary Muslim grants to colleges and universities in America to establish "Centers for Islamic studies" with Muslim directors to promote Islam in higher education institutions.

12. Let the entire world know through propaganda, speeches, seminars, local and national media that terrorists have hijacked Islam, not the truth, which is Islam hijacked the terrorists. Furthermore in January of 2002, Saudi Arabia's Embassy in Washington mailed 4500 packets of the Quran, videos, promoting Islam to America's high schools--free. They would never allow us to reciprocate.

13. Appeal to the historically compassionate and sensitive Americans for sympathy and tolerance towards the Muslims in America who are portrayed as mainly immigrants from oppressed countries.

14. Nullify America's sense of security by manipulating the intelligence community with misinformation. Periodically terrorize Americans of impending attacks on bridges, tunnels, water supplies, airports, apartment buildings and malls. (We have experienced this too often since 9-11.)

15. Form riots and demonstrations in the prison system demanding Islamic Sharia as the way of life, not American's justice system.

16. Open numerous charities throughout the U.S. but use the funds to support Islamic terrorism with American dollars.

17. Raise interest in Islam on America's campuses by insisting that freshman take at least one course on Islam. Be sure that the writer is a bonafide American, Christian, scholarly and able to cover up the violence in the Quran and express the peaceful, spiritual and religious aspect only.

18. Unify the numerous Muslim lobbies in Washington, mosques, Islamic student centers, educational organizations, magazines and papers by internet and an annual convention to coordinate plans, propagate the faith and engender news in the media of their visibility.

19. Send intimidating messages and messengers to the outspoken individuals who are critical of Islam and seek to eliminate them by hook or crook.

20. Applaud Muslims as loyal citizens of the US by spotlighting their voting record as the highest percentage of all minority and ethic groups in America.



....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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Soviet Union survivor: "President spits in face of every U.S. citizen"



Meet fierce blonde behind Obama eligibility lawsuits

wnd

By Chelsea Schilling


MISSION VIEJO, Calif.

She's the fierce blond attorney behind Obama eligibility lawsuits, a successful dentist with two offices, a second-degree black belt and a mother of three boys who speaks five languages.

Dr. Orly Taitz, a woman with a vibrant smile and an ebullient personality, has not always enjoyed an independent life filled with promise and ambition. She was born and raised in Kishinev (also spelled Chisinau), the capital of the Republic of Moldova, a country in Eastern Europe that was formerly part of the Soviet Union.

Drawing on her experiences under a communist regime, she told WND she is determined to do her part to stop America from following in the all-too-familiar footsteps of her former homeland.



Taitz as a baby with her mother in Kishinev


Life under communism

She described her life in a communist nation: Markets were bare, people had no desire to work and the government forced young children into slave labor.

"We'd stop at the store, and the food stores were empty," she said. "I remember we had to stand in lines for hours in the cold. We were in a bus, going home and suddenly we'd see a line. We wouldn't even know what they were selling, but we knew something would be there – some food. We'd stand for two hours to buy maybe a pound of salami or a half a pound of butter."

As a young child, Taitz asked her father why the market shelves were empty.

"In America, they have everything," he would tell her. "The stores are full."

Her father explained that Americans were interested in working and received paychecks based on their productivity. However, in the Soviet Union, farmers were part of a socialist system of collective farming and were compensated equally – regardless of output.

He told her, "If a farmer is bright and hard working, at the end of the month, he will get 100 rubles. And if the farmer is a lazy bum and he does nothing, he gets the same 100 rubles."
Taitz told WND, "People had absolutely no incentive to do anything. They had no incentive to work. The best doctors were getting maybe 150 rubles. That's why the standards for medicine were so low."

Youth camps and slave labor

She said that, much like President Obama's proposed brigade of youth organizers, the Soviet Union used children for slave labor.

"They would put us on trucks, and we would go to the countryside," she said. "We were told to go and pick tomatoes."

Parents were not allowed to homeschool their children. They were forced to enroll them in government schools. From the age of 6, all children were required to become young communists.

"You had to send your child to school, and your child had to be a member of the young communists," Taitz said. "There were no children who were not members. You had to do it. If you were one of the best, you become a member of the Communist Party. It was constant brainwashing."
She continued, "There was no choice, and people resented that. They were scared to speak up."

Most children were sent to communist youth camps, but Taitz' parents wouldn't allow her to go. Instead, they gave her stacks of math, physics and chemistry textbooks to study while her friends were away at camps.

"My parents didn't want me to be in those camps and be subjected to communist brainwashing," she said. "They wanted me to think for myself. I learned to read by myself, and my parents sent me to competitions in math, physics, chemistry and biology. I would sit and work with pages of problems, and I loved to compete."

An empty existence

Practice of religion was restricted in the Soviet Union. Churches were closed and repurposed as museums of art.

"You had to be an atheist," Taitz said. "No one could go and pray. You weren't allowed to mention any religion. A lot of priests, ministers and rabbis were sent to Siberia, so people were scared. They didn't celebrate any religious holidays; they just didn't exist."

She said alcohol abuse was rampant and caused the destruction of many lives.

"One of the reasons they had such a serious problem with alcoholism was because there was nothing in people's lives. There was no God, no religion, no choice. You had to conform and comply."

During her years living in the Soviet Union, Taitz said friends would constantly talk about finding ways to break away from the system.

"They would tell me, 'This person was very inventive and built a hot-air balloon to get out from East Germany to West Germany, or somebody was able to swim across the border,'" she said. "There were always stories about how people escaped the regime."

With only one TV station in Kishinev, Taitz said reporters spewed communist propaganda.

Escaping a totalitarian regime

In 1981, when she was 21, her uncle managed to escape to Israel. He sent her family papers that allowed them to join him there due to their familial relationship.

When Taitz arrived in Israel, she was stunned to discover a free-market society with full stores. In the Soviet Union, there were no fruits or vegetables in the winter. Her family survived on canned foods, bread and pierogis, or dumplings stuffed with various ingredients such as cheese and potatoes.

"I remember when a lady who came to Israel from the Soviet Union went to the store and asked, 'When will we have tomatoes?' She was thinking, maybe March or April," Taitz said.
"The clerk looked at her and said, 'Probably in an hour.'"

For a woman who had lived under a communist regime her whole life, freedom was a new concept she had only imagined after listening to her father's stories.

"It was a completely different feeling, a free feeling," she said. "There were political parties, and you got to choose whichever one you wanted. In the Soviet Union, there was only one."
She lived in Israel for several years and attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Taitz met her future husband, a man living in California who visited his family while she was a practicing dentist in Israel in 1987. Only a couple of months after their introduction, he proposed marriage, and she accepted. Her father was reluctant to let his daughter go, but he eventually relented.

"I was scared. Coming to the U.S. was a big step," she said. "I went to a new country and married a person I hardly knew. I was very scared. So, I came, and right away we drove to Las Vegas."

Still jet lagged from her flight, Taitz was nearly falling asleep as she arrived at a chapel in the center of the Las Vegas strip.

"We paid to have a limo driver act as our witness, and the minister married us," she said. "We got some pictures and sent them to my parents to let them know I wasn't living in sin."






Dentist, lawyer, broker and mother

Because Taitz had foreign dental training, she was required to take dental board exams to practice in the United States. When she took one of her last tests, she was pregnant with her first son.

"I was seven months pregnant with a big belly," she said. "It was pretty tough."

Taitz passed the dental boards, and her practice grew substantially. She now has two separate dental offices in Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. Two dentists work in Taitz' offices each week to assist patients.

With a successful practice and a growing family, Taitz decided to enroll in law school at William Howard Taft University. She took distance courses and studied from home in the evenings.

"I just got books and tapes and studied until I passed the exams," she said. "I passed the California bar, and it is said to be one of the more difficult ones in the nation. When I passed, there was only a 50 percent passing rate."

With three young sons, Taitz volunteered at her children's school every Tuesday for 10 years and reserved evenings and weekends for her family.

When her sons enrolled in Taekwondo classes, she eagerly joined them – earning her own second-degree black belt.

With a strong desire to see the world, Taitz has traveled to 40 countries. In addition to English, she speaks Russian, Romanian, Hebrew and Spanish and has a strong understanding of German because her grandparents spoke the language.

When she sold her California home, Taitz also earned her real estate broker's license to save on commission from the sale. She said she plans to renew it when the eligibility lawsuits have been resolved.

Obama eligibility lawsuits

During the recent election campaigns, Taitz paid close attention and grew concerned when stories about President Obama's birth simply didn't add up. She followed Philip Berg's eligibility lawsuit and several other similar complaints across the nation.

On Oct 25, 2008, she sent an e-mail to Debra Bowen, secretary of state of California, urging her to verify Obama's citizenship status before the elections.

"I wrote, 'I'm an attorney in Southern California, and I am greatly concerned about Barack Obama's eligibility,'" she said.

Taitz told Bowen she believed Obama did not have a legitimate, long-form birth certificate proving that he was born in Hawaii. She argued that if a candidate lacked proper documentation of meeting the natural-born citizen requirement, that candidate should be declared ineligible to run.

"She wrote back that there was no requirement for her to check eligibility," Taitz said. "I asked for a hearing, and I received a letter from her attorney that we would have one. But they lied and never scheduled one. It was appalling that the secretary of state was negligent, reckless, and didn't check eligibility."

Frustrated with the response she received from Bowen's office, Taitz began writing letters to every newspaper she could find. In her letters, she explained why she believed Obama was not eligible and described flaws in the vetting process.

"I wrote that Obama is not eligible to be president and that next time around, we can have Osama bin Laden on our ballots if the only thing one needs to do is write, 'I am eligible,'" she said.

After she wrote the letters, a woman contacted her at her dental office and invited her to a meeting of 200 people in Garden Grove, Calif., to discuss illegal immigration and various political issues. She attended the meeting and met Pastor Wiley Drake, radio host of "Wiley Drake in Buena Park" and vice presidential candidate for America's Independent Party.

Drake complimented Taitz on her speech and asked her to join him on his radio show. When she agreed, he asked how he could help her pursue the eligibility case.

"I said, 'From what I understand, Berg's case was not heard on the merits because they stated that he doesn't have good standing as an ordinary citizen. You are a vice presidential candidate for America's Independent Party. If you agree to be a plaintiff, we will do well."
He said, "Let's do it."

Alan Keyes, the party's nominee for president, agreed to join the lawsuit as a plaintiff. Chairman Markham Robinson added his name and brought another attorney, Gary Kreep, on board. They filed a writ of mandamus in Sacramento on behalf of Keyes, Robinson and Drake and requested that California's electors be barred from signing the Certificate of Vote until documentary proof of Obama's citizenship was produced.

As WND reported, the California court ruled that Bowen "has no 'ministerial duty' to demand detailed proof of citizenship from presidential candidates."

"I decided I couldn't change the pleadings in Alan Keyes' case, but I could file another lawsuit," she said. "So, I got seven plaintiffs and I drove to Los Angeles and filed a case there. By that time, I had a lot of supporters. A lot of people were writing to me, but I asked them to write the Supreme Court of California."

Reliving communism

"It is interesting that when we go to court challenging Obama's eligibility, I experience such a déjà vu, like I am in the communist Soviet Union again," Taitz said. "I feel, my God, I am back in a totalitarian regime. I'm shocked by the total and complete idiocy of those judges who come up with such idiotic excuses about why they refuse to sign a subpoena – something so basic to their jobs – to get his records."
Asked what motivates her continue fighting the eligibility battle, Taitz replied, "I feel that this man is arrogantly spitting in the face of each and every American citizen. I feel like he has just spit in my face. I take it personally that he is trampling on our Constitution and on our laws."
She continued, "Having the experience that I had in the Soviet Union – seeing lack of freedom, lack of a system of justice, lack of judicial integrity, lack of press with integrity, an economic system in shambles – when I saw all that, I began fighting."

Taitz said mainstream media in the United States are becoming much like the Soviet Union press, because they do not provide truthful information about Obama and have pushed for his socialist society.

She offered a suggestion for dealing with "detached" and "ignorant" reporters who advocate such a system.

"I would put all of them in one airplane – Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Charles Gibson, all of them. I would load a plane with 500 reporters and send them to some village in Siberia or some village in China or Mongolia or Korea or Cuba, and tell them, 'Why don't you survive there for a year,'" she said.
"I guarantee you, after a year they will come here and they'll be to the right of Rush Limbaugh. They'll think Rush Limbaugh is a communist."

Taking a stand

Taitz said if Obama is found to be ineligible, he must be unseated and tried for crimes he committed against citizens of the United States.

"The whole election would be annulled, and all of the laws signed by Obama would be null and void," she said with conviction. "In that case, somebody like Vice President Joe Biden must become president pro tempore for two or three months until we are able to organize a new election."

In Hebrew, "Orly" means "light" – and that's just what Taitz hopes to be for others who are willing to demand proof of Obama's eligibility and take a stand against his socialist plans for the nation.

Drawing on her early life experiences, Taitz issued a word of warning for Americans:

"The worst thing you can ever do is be scared in the face of evil," she said. "Never be too scared to stand tall and speak up."


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

What a marvelous story she has to share and it shows us why she is really strong about her beliefs. Deep seeded in her past and knowing what it is like to live where they did not have the freedoms we love so much. And why too it is so important to her not to let it happen to our country.




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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 06:44 AM | Comments (6)


Tom Tancredo Attempts to Give Speech at UNC Campus in Chapel Hill


Tom Tancredo Attempts to Give Speech at UNC, Lefty Riots and Death Threats Ensue

Report by the person that did the video's below.


"Tonight, I traveled to UNC Chapel Hill to hear retired Congressman Tom Tancredo speak about why he opposes the Dream Act Amnesty and in-state tuition for illegals. His views are representative of the vast majority of Americans on these issues as illustrated by numerous polls."


Tom Tancredo Event UNC Shut Down By Violence Part 1


Illegal alien supporters attack Tancredo event at UNC Chapel Hill


Tom Tancredo Event UNC Shut Down By Violence Part 2



The meeting room had become packed, as protesters filled the seats in the back of the room. Police refused to let anymore protesters enter for safety reasons and when they did that, the pro-illegal alien protesters made physical contact with the officers.

Officers deployed pepper spray and activated a hand held taser, although they did not use it on anyone.
I briefly filmed the altercation and then entered the room to find Congressman Tancredo sitting at the front of the room calmly. Those who had come to hear him speak had dismayed, worried, and agitated looks on their faces because the illegal alien supporters were intent upon trying to disrupt the meeting and prevent him from speaking by shouting obscenities, screaming "racist", and chanting.
Most of the protesters were younger and many were from the UNC campus Hispanic groups. Among their ranks were some students that had a style of dress and hair styles similar to many of the anarchist groups seen around campuses.
I entered and greeted Tom and then I went to find a seat but found the braying protesters to be highly disrespectful and anti-American in their attempts to suppress free speech in the room.
So I raised my voice and asked them to calm down. It took them by surprise for a second, but I explained that this was America and that free speech cannot be attacked using mob rule tactics. When I explained that UNC was my Alma matter and that their actions here would reflect poorly on the University, things calmed down for a few minutes.
Some Hispanic students came up to the front and said that this affects them and that they want to be heard too.
Congressman Tancredo was so polite and so tolerant. He told them that he would certainly let them speak as long as they showed him the same respect. He told the crowd that they could certainly shout him down and stop him from speaking if they chose, but that many had gathered to hear him and that he wanted to proceed.
While things were calming down in the meeting room, you could hear protesters out in the hallways being held at bay by police and they were banging on drums or something similar to try and create enough noise to disrupt the meeting.
There were some older adults in the ranks of the protesters near the back of the room who appeared to be the ring leaders. I hope that we can identify them from the videos to determine if they are UNC employees or merely old school leftist radicals from outside of the campus.
As Congressman Tancredo started speaking, two anarchist looking girls stood up and unfolded a long banner that read "No One Is Illegal" and many in the crowd sighed and said come on now. Tancredo said that signs were fine and he tried to continue.
Then after a few seconds the two girls winked at each other to give the signal and they moved directly in front of Tancredo putting the sign up physically on his face. Tom tried to pull the sign out of his way and while that altercation took place, the large glass window to the right of Tancredo was shattered by protesters outside of the building.

Two women stretched out another banner, first along one of the aisles and then right in front of Tancredo. Tancredo grabbed the middle of the banner and tried to pull it away from one of the girls. "You don't want to hear what I have to say because you don't agree with me," he said.

The sound of breaking glass from behind a window shade interrupted the tug-of-war.

Tancredo was escorted from the room by campus police.

About 200 protesters reconvened outside the building. "We shut him down; no racists in our town," they shouted. "Yes, racists, we will fight, we know where you sleep at night!"

Luckily, there was a blind in place but the glass did rain down on two students who were there to hear Mr. Tancredo speak.


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

So much for letting someone disagree with them. The Racists are these Rioters they Hate Americans.

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (7)


April 15, 2009

Tea Party Reports from Various Sources



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Name of song....."We Must Take America Back" - Steve Vaus - The OFFICIAL music video....this is the FULL Version of the song. It is so totally cool, I love it.

Lyrics to " We Must Take America Back"

We Must Take America Back
The American Dream has become a nightmare,
Signs of the times are on cardboard on corners in town,
There's a cancer called crime in our cities,
And an unspoken fear . . . we're on our way down.

We must take America back
Put an end to the gangs and the drugs in the streets
And the fact that the bad guys most always go free,
That is wrong.
We need leaders who lead us, not stick us and bleed us,
Then take all our money and send it abroad.
We must take America back,
We need prayer in the schools and more things
"Made In USA";
It's the least we can do, for the red, white and blue
We must take America back.

There's a hell here on earth in some city schoolyards,
When bullets and birth control outnumber books something's wrong;
There's a hunger for good news and heroes,
But good news is no news so all of the heroes are gone.

We must take America back
Put an end to the gangs and the drugs in the streets
And the fact that the bad guys most always go free,
That is wrong.
We need leaders who lead us, not stick us and bleed us,
Then take all our money and send it abroad.
We must take America back,
We need prayer in the schools and more things
"Made In USA";
It's the least we can do, for the red, white and blue
We must take America back.

©1996 steve vaus







Today is tax day, and across America, taxpayers are holding tea parties to protest out-of-control government spending. Their concern is no tempest in a teapot.

The tax burden on American families is growing increasingly heavy. According to the Tax Foundation, tax-freedom day came on April 13 this year. That day marks the point of the year when taxpayers have earned enough money to pay off their federal, state and local taxes. It takes Americans about 3 1/2 months of labor to cover their tax obligation. That time will increase as government continues to grow. Obama’s current budget proposal admits to plans to raise taxes by almost $1 trillion over the next 10 years.

There were hundreds of thousands of Americans will mark the occasion by participating in “Tax Day Tea Party” protests in more than 2,100 communities nationwide. The Gadsden flag, emblazoned with the historic words “Don’t tread on me,” has become the official flag of the Tea Party movement and AmericanFlags.com has proudly supplied more than 5,000 Gadsden flags to protest participants.

The tax day protests, modeled after the Boston Tea Party, take aim against government spending, tax hikes and corporate bailouts. “The Gadsden flag with its vivid yellow field, coiled rattlesnake poised to strike and provocative slogan has always embodied the American spirit of determination and resolve,”

I got an email telling me that they had gone over to DU ( Democrat Underground) to see what they were saying and that about 90% of new posts are bitching about the tea parties. LOL I bet. It’s all brownshirt over there now, ants marching.





DC tea party. It's Marxist Medea Benjamin from Code Pink. DC had its leftist infiltrators, I see; and the "right-wing extremists" ignored them. LOL!


New Jersey: Flemington (tiny town) 200+ regular folks stood in the rain and sleet for two hours and made sure their voices were heard…awesome turnout!”

“I would like to thank the 300 to 400 people who showed up at the courthouse here in Montrose,Colorado. We had a great day exercising our right to peaceful assembly.”







5,000+ at Denver Colorado Tea Party being reported by Denver Post.”
Police in Denver estimate Denver Tea Party at 5,00 to 6,000. Way to go, Denver
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Tulsa ....Thousands of people showed up at LaFortune Park. Tulsa tea parties. The downtown party, where John Gibson spoke, had several hundred people. The party at Lafortune had well beyond 2000 people. Lots of great signs and, sadly, three disrupters. These folks were from a local 9/11 conspiracy outfit and were laughed at by everyone, including the police that had them corraled about 200 yards from the stage. Tons of media coverage.




“Glad I attended the event at the state capitol. Very inspiring. Pleasantly surprised by the turnout. Very reassuring to see that not everyone is being lulled to sleep by the spin put forth by our elected officials.” (Connecticut)

“The rain in Harrisburg, PA could not keep away a very patriotic noontime crowd. My tea bags for Casey, Specter, Rendell and Obama are in the mail!”

“We had about 500 people out at lunch time in Crystal Lake, IL taking up all four corners of Rt. 14 and Main St. I saw and talked to people that had never been out to a protest before.”

“I attended the tea party in Nashvile at 12noon, it was said we had 10,000 but I’m not sure. I know it was huge. I am so proud that I took off work to stand to attend and stand against all this spending. Keep it up fellow Americans, this is our time to stand and defend our Nation, our Constitution, and protect the future of the next generation.”




“1,200 people gathered on the banks of the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio, enduring cold, wind and rain to demonstrate their opposition to the direction in which our country is being taken.”

“The lunchtime Tea Party in the little CA town of Danville, which was not advertised (didn’t even get listed on this site until 4/13/09!) was EXCEPTIONALLY well-attended. At the busiest time I counted almost 100 participants!!”

“Thank you to all the people who came to the Tax Day Tea Party in Naples, FL at the corner of US 41 and Pine Ridge Road at 12:00 Noon today. I am told, last count, we had 3,000 people attend!!!”

“JUST GOT BACK FROM THE GILBERT TEA PARTY….ABOUT 2000 PEOPLE SH9OWED UP….GREAT GREAT GREAT LET FREEDOM RING………WE THE PEOPLE .”


Mobile Alabama- About 1000 participants held a rally at Cooper Riverside Park demonstrating against increased debt by an ever increasing government and the taxes that it will take to pay that debt. Power of the People!”

Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh: 1,000 rally - “It’s an anti-big-government rally,” said Jerry Smith, 51, of Hampton. “The main focus is spending and taxing, and neither party has distinguished itself from wanting to limit this.” … Philadelphia: 200 people have gathered at Center City’s Love Park - “You most likely don’t know what socialism is,” “Three months to destroy what we’ve had for 233 years,” “It’s the Tenth Amendment, stupid,” and “Even God only requires 10 percent.”

Florida: Jacksonville draws 2,000 … Tampa: “I Want My Change Back.” His button said “Jack Bauer Would Not Take This Crap”


Papillion Nebraska (population about 22k). About 200 people over the lunch hour. There were also parties in Lincoln and Omaha today.





Texas: Austin developing: 1,500 people rally


“I just came from the Ogden, UT tea party. It was AWESOME! There was about 200 people!!! And it was snowing! You can’t stop us! Way to go Ogden!!!”

“The Lansing (State Capitol) Tea Party was awesome.. 4000+ people in attendance.” (Photo below from Lansing.)


Greensburg, PA Tea Party... Greensburg is a tiny little city east of Pittsburgh and it was rainy/drizzlie there too; the Tea Party was held in the Courthouse Square (that is why it was hard to judge the crowd size). Local Pittsburgh TV was there (saw the camera’s and the uplink truck...being ‘up.’) Parking was problematic (its a small, business center in the middle of a work day) so the turn out just warmed my heart that it was so big. Young people, retireees; business people, kids, bikers .

Tampa FL tea party held at Gaslight Park in downtown .The city allows a stage platform where the organizers allowed anyone who were mad as hell voiced their opinions and oppositions to the bailouts, taxes etc. Some the common great Americans gave some pretty good speeches. Then someone would breakout and say the Pledge of Allegiance and everyone would join it. Then someone else would start singing God Bless America and again everyone joined in and sang God Bless America. The cars driving by would honk their horns and gave the crowd a thumps up.

We had 2,500 to 3,000 in Montgomery,AL. Lots of excitement and electricity. I think everyone was surprised at the size of the turn out.

Around 7,000 at Oklahoma City, at noon today. Great crowd!


And downtown Madison, Wisconsin...almost 6,000 people downtown for hours honking horns and blasting Twisted Sister over and over.


Chicago,IL had 5,000 according to the police officer when asked how many.







Joe the Plumber



















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Sources:

Tax a Day

Hot Air


Obama doesn’t know anything about a Tea Party! He wasn’t invited? heh heh (10 sec video clip)

http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=319503

And this............

She begins yelling at a man holding a baby and comes off as every liberal woman I have ever known! Starts a fight she can’t finish!

A tour de force of bias via TV Newser, from her sarcasm to her Fox-bashing to her badgering a guy who’ll be paying off Obama’s monstrous deficits for decades about why he isn’t satisfied with a $400 tax break this year. The title of the clip is “CNN Reporter Roughed Up at Chicago Tea-Party,” which, as you’ll see, is a transparent lie unless you consider the crowd yelling at her to stop cutting off the people she’s interviewing as “rough.” But that’s par for the course for the narrative being organized here: A nasty, violent, ignorant crowd, all doing the bidding of CNN’s sinister competitor.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:30 PM | Comments (8)


White House Blocks TEA Party at Treasury


This is not the Treasury but the video is so well done. I wanted to show it to you. It is a Promo Video for the San Antonio Tea Party



Live now on Fox -- White House is blocking TEA Party set for the Treasury in DC,. despite the demonstration already having been granted a permit. Second TEA Party at Lafayette Park to proceed, but White House blocked the unloading of 1M tea bags.

This comes upon the DHS report warning that such demonstrations are "hate groups" that must be monitored closely as such demonstrators are "prone to owning guns and being violent."



Wild Thing's comment......

" despite the demonstration already having been granted a permit"

I'm sure the Founders of this country would have asked for a permit!

Also that property belongs to ALL of us.

They're getting worried. Good. Government is supposed to fear the people. Sadly, vise versa has been the case for too long. “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Thomas Jefferson


“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Thomas Jefferson

Here is LIVE video of the Tea Party in Sacramento.

http://www.foxnews.com/video2/live.html?chanId=1



Posted by Wild Thing at 04:50 PM | Comments (9)


Texas Moves to Affirm Sovereignty Under 10th Amendment ~ God Bless TEXAS


PART 1

Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.




PART 2


4/9/2009 - AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The resolution reaffirms states' rights according to the 10th amendment

HCR 50 is authored by Reps. Creighton, Berman, Hughes, Gattis and Guillen


Gov. Perry Backs Resolution Affirming Texas’ Sovereignty Under 10th Amendment

Office of the Gov. Rick Perry


Gov. Rick Perry joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states’ rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state,” Gov. Perry said. “That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.”
Perry continued: "Millions of Texans are tired of Washington, DC trying to come down here to tell us how to run Texas."

A number of recent federal proposals are not within the scope of the federal government’s constitutionally designated powers and impede the states’ right to govern themselves. HCR 50 affirms that Texas claims sovereignty under the 10th Amendment over all powers not otherwise granted to the federal government.

It also designates that all compulsory federal legislation that requires states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties, or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding, be prohibited or repealed.

HCR 50 is authored by Representatives Brandon Creighton, Leo Berman, Bryan Hughes, Dan Gattis and Ryan Guillen.



Text of the Resolution:
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/html/HC00050I.htm

H.C.R. No. 50

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”; and

WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that specifically granted by the Constitution of the United States and no more; and

WHEREAS, The scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment means that the federal government was created by the states specifically to be an agent of the states; and

WHEREAS, Today, in 2009, the states are demonstrably treated as agents of the federal government; and

WHEREAS, Many federal laws are directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment assures that we, the people of the United States of America and each sovereign state in the Union of States, now have, and have always had, rights the federal government may not usurp; and

WHEREAS, Section 4, Article IV, of the Constitution says, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,” and the Ninth Amendment states that “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people”; and

WHEREAS, The United States Supreme Court has ruled in New York v. United States, 112 S. Ct. 2408 (1992), that congress may not simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states; and

WHEREAS, A number of proposals from previous administrations and some now pending from the present administration and from congress may further violate the Constitution of the United States; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the 81st Legislature of the State of Texas
hereby claim sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That this serve as notice and demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That all compulsory federal legislation that directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Texas secretary of state forward official copies of this resolution to the president of the United States, to the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate of the United States Congress, and to all the members of the Texas delegation to the congress with the request that this resolution be officially entered in the Congressional Record as a memorial to the Congress of the United States of America.


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

God bless these people, Gov. Perry is standing up to Hussein Soutpiel puppet Obama and telling him, “Don’t Mess with Texas!”

Texas is the first and only State that was a Republic, legally, prior to joining the United States Union. As a sovereign state, and a Republic, if something bad comes down , Texas is their own country again, if they so choose, regardless of what the Feds say. Every other State has to have permission from the Reps in Washington D.C. before it can happen, however, the State of Texas does not, as their Constitution was in place prior to accepting and adopting themselves as candidates for State-status in USA.


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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 07:55 AM | Comments (11)


Hussein Obama's Times His Speech's Desperately Trying To Counter Tea Party Protests




From Rush yesterday about Hussein Soutpiel puppet with a teleprompter's speech he made about the ecoomy.

RUSH: I had a report, I got this at 2:30 yesterday afternoon. I just didn't have a chance to work it in yesterday. It's this Department of Homeland Security report, it's nine pages, I've got the PDF here, and, by the way, this speech of Obama's and the DHS report yesterday are timed for one reason and that's the tea parties tomorrow. This speech, the primary purpose of this speech is to take any glow off the tea parties. The media is going to report on this speech later this afternoon and tell you about how great the economy is doing, how on top of it Obama is, how it's going to be a little while before it rebounds but it's coming back, and in having used that as the setup, they'll then go to videotape of the tea parties where they'll try to mock what's going on with these people, just agitators with no real reason behind what they're doing. So this speech is designed to totally blunt the tea parties, which are grassroots affairs that will happen all over America tomorrow. The DHS report, this comes from the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano.


OK Now that was yesterday...... This is his plan for today.......

During Tea Parties, President To Highlight Tax Cuts

Real Clear Politics

Tomorrow is Tax Day, and conservatives across the country are planning "Tea Parties," intended to be grass-roots "revolts" against the Obama administration's economic policies thus far. Though organized independent of the Republican Party, a number of officeholders and candidates are planning to attend local events.

At the White House, Robert Gibbs said that he's not sure if President Obama is aware of the planned demonstrations. He will, however, mark the day with a White House event "to signal the important steps in the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment plan that cut taxes for 95 percent of working families in America," Gibbs said.

"We'll use tomorrow to highlight individual instances and families that have seen their taxes cut," he said. "Americans will see more money into their pockets as a direct result of the making work pay tax cut that the president both campaigned on and passed through Congress."

The press secretary said he did not believe the White House would be monitoring the events tomorrow.



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

Hussein.... LOL ....."Here are some pennies for some of you peasants. The shiny pennies will hopefully distract you from the digging that I shall do in your wallet!!!"

He is such an idiot!!! Businesses don’t pay these increased taxes. They either go out of business laying people off or pass it on to 95% of Americans.

"At the White House, Robert Gibbs said that he's not sure if President Obama is aware of the planned demonstrations."

LMAO oh sure, like we are going to believe that. I bet his teleprompter knows about them.

Ok I will bite for one second. LOL So where has Hussein been then..... praying in the rose garden er ah I mean eco friendly veggie garden to his freaking ALLAH?

BWAHAHAHA! Did you see his CYA speech today? He knows what’s coming.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:50 AM | Comments (8)


Confirmed: "The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real"



(U) Disgruntled Military Veterans
(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists—including lone wolves or small terrorist cells—to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.


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by Michelle Malkin

Yesterday, Roger Hedgecock and the Liberty Papers posted an unclassified DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis report titled:

Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.

The “report” (PDF file here) was one of the most embarrassingly shoddy pieces of propaganda I’d ever read out of DHS. I couldn’t believe it was real.

I spent the day chasing down DHS spokespeople, who have been tied up preparing for a very important homeland security event later today: The First Lady is coming to visit their Washington office. Priorities, you know.

Well, the press office got back to me and verified that the document is indeed for real.

They were very defensive — preemptively so — in asserting that it was not a politicized document and that DHS had done reports on “leftwing extremism” in the past. I have covered DHS for many years and am quite familiar with past assessments they and the FBI have done on animal rights terrorists and environmental terrorists. But those past reports have always been very specific in identifying the exact groups, causes, and targets of domestic terrorism, i.e., the ALF, ELF, and Stop Huntingdon wackos who have engaged in physical harassment, arson, vandalism, and worse against pharmaceutical companies, farms, labs, and university researchers.

By contrast, the piece of crap report issued on April 7 is a sweeping indictment of conservatives. And the intent is clear. As the two spokespeople I talked with on the phone today made clear: They both pinpointed the recent “economic downturn” and the “general state of the economy” for stoking “rightwing extremism.” One of the spokespeople said he was told that the report has been in the works for a year. My b.s. detector went off the chart, and yours will, too, if you read through the entire report — which asserts with no evidence that an unquantified “resurgence in rightwing extremist recruitment and radicalizations activity” is due to home foreclosures, job losses, and…the historical presidential election.

In Obama land, there are no coincidences. It is no coincidence that this report echoes Tea Party-bashing left-wing blogs (check this one out comparing the Tea Party movement to the Weather Underground!) and demonizes the very Americans who will be protesting in the thousands on Wednesday for the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party.



From the report, p.2:

Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

From the report. p. 3:

(U//LES) Rightwing extremists are harnessing this historical election as a recruitment tool. Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms ownership and use. Rightwing extremists are increasingly galvanized by these concerns and leverage them as drivers for recruitment. From the 2008 election timeframe to the present, rightwing extremists have capitalized on related racial and political prejudices in expanded propaganda campaigns, thereby reaching out to a wider audience of potential sympathizers.
U) Exploiting Economic Downturn

(U//FOUO) Rightwing extremist chatter on the Internet continues to focus on the economy, the perceived loss of U.S. jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors, and home foreclosures. Anti-Semitic extremists attribute these losses to a deliberate conspiracy conducted by a cabal of Jewish “financial elites.” These “accusatory” tactics are employed to draw new recruits into rightwing extremist groups and further radicalize those already subscribing to extremist beliefs. DHS/I&A assesses this trend is likely to accelerate if the economy is perceived to worsen

From the report, p. 5:

(U//FOUO) Over the past five years, various rightwing extremists, including militias and white supremacists, have adopted the immigration issue as a call to action, rallying point, and recruiting tool. Debates over appropriate immigration levels and enforcement policy generally fall within the realm of protected political speech under the First Amendment, but in some cases, anti-immigration or strident pro-enforcement fervor has been directed against specific groups and has the potential to turn violent.

And echoing the anti-military bigotry last seen in that disgusting Penn State University training video, there’s this on p. 7:

(U) Disgruntled Military Veterans
(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists—including lone wolves or small terrorist cells—to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.

There’s no hackneyed left-wing stereotype of conservatives left behind in this DHS intelligence and analysis assessment. I asked both DHS spokespeople to tell me who, specifically, the report was accusing of “rightwing extremist chatter” and which “antigovernment” groups are being monitored as “extremists.” They say they’ll get back to me.

In the meantime, be aware of this from the report, p. 8:

(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months to ascertain with greater regional specificity the rise in rightwing extremist activity in the United States, with a particular emphasis on the political, economic, and social factors that drive rightwing extremist radicalization.


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

The really insidious aspect of this very dangerous development comes from several angles. It is very inflammatory, likely to provoke precisely the behavior it claims to spotlight. The devil himself could not have designed a more potent social explosive.

It also shows how DHS has fallen completely to the Social Workers, and there was good reason to fear this must one day happen back at the creation of this Frankenstein - knowing full well it would inevitable fall into the hands of the Socialist mob.

They clearly fear the "We the People" more than Islam.

This is a clear and present danger to the safety of the Republic. The enemy is no longer at the gates, or within, the enemy is in charge.


Some other posts here at Theodore's World about this:

Targeting Patriots and Citizens on The Right


DHS on Guard for 'right-wing extremists' and Returning U.S. Military Veterans as Threats


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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


* Michelle Malkin blog


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:48 AM | Comments (11)


Appeals Court: Marine Can't Sue Murtha




AP

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Rep. John Murtha cannot be sued for accusing U.S. Marines of murdering Iraqi civilians "in cold blood," remarks that sparked outrage among conservative commentators.

The appeals court in Washington dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by a Marine who led the squad in the attack. The judges agreed with Murtha that he was immune from the lawsuit because he was acting in his official role as a lawmaker when he made the comments to reporters.

Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich of Meriden, Conn., claimed Murtha damaged his reputation by saying the squad he was leading engaged in "cold-blooded murder and war crimes" in Haditha, Iraq, on Nov. 19, 2005.

A three-judge panel on U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found that Murtha could not be sued under the 1988 Westfall Act, which gives federal employees immunity from lawsuits arising out of acts they undertake in the course of their official duties.

U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer had refused to dismiss the suit last September and ordered Murtha to give a sworn deposition about his comments. The appeals court overturned that order and said the case must be dismissed.

Wuterich's attorney Mark S. Zaid said that despite the appeals court ruling, Murtha should apologize for his statements.

"It is disappointing that the court has placed members of Congress on a special pedestal and granted them carte blanche immunity to defame anyone they choose as part of their official responsibilities without even allowing a victim to expose the actual facts that are known only to the perpetrator," Zaid said.

Murtha's spokesman declined to comment.

Another Marine involved in the Haditha fighting, Justin Sharratt, has filed a slander lawsuit against Murtha in Johnstown, Pa. Although the judge in that case may consider Tuesday's decision and give it weight, it is not binding on that court since it's in a different appeals court circuit.

A former lance corporal, Sharratt sued Murtha in September claiming the lawmaker's remarks not only defamed him, but denied him due process and the right to a fair trial on the charges in military court. Sharratt was initially charged with three counts of premeditated murder, but was exonerated after a full investigation and the military equivalent of a preliminary hearing. Sharratt said it was proven he killed insurgents, not civilians.

Sharratt's attorney, Noah Geary, argued that a jury in Pennsylvania should decide whether Murtha was acting within the scope of his official duties when he called the Marines murderers on cable TV news shows.

"When he's on the House floor he can say anything he wants," Geary said. "But when he goes on Wolf Blitzer and Hannity and Colmes, and all these other outlets, he's outside the scope of his employment when he's making these comments," Geary said.



Wild Thikng's comment.........

Sheesh! —a lawmaker is exempt from slander, defamation of character and sheer outright lies, especially against our military. No wonder every leftist wants to get elected!

Yet another case of overt judicial misconduct in the service of a political agenda. Or did Murtha just give them money? This SOB was NOT acting as a legislator when he slandered our Marines. He was bloviating on TV, in an agit-prop campaign designed to give aid and comfort to America’s enemies. The judges’ position means that Members of Congress are mini-Sun Kings , above the laws that bound the rest of us. What bastards these people are!


ALL THE MURTHA QUOTES ON HADITHA LISTED HERE...This is a long list, you can scroll down the page to read all the horrible things Murtha has said about our Marines.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:47 AM | Comments (10)


"We Must take America Back" - Steve Vaus







Back in 1992, Grammy-nominated singer and composer Steve Vaus's song, "We Must Take America Back" , was released by RCA. But then, in spite of its instant popularity among listeners - it was climbing the Billboard charts - was pulled after some radio stations complained of its patriotic lyrics.


Well now, 17 years later, Vaus has re-released the recording with updated lyrics. But this time, he's learned from the experience and is distributing it himself on his site......www.stevevaus.com



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Posted by Wild Thing at 07:45 AM | Comments (4)


Obama Blueprint For Silencing Talk Radio Exposed





New book warns of 'commissar committees' to censor speech

wnd

WASHINGTON

As popular opposition to the reinstitution of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" mounts, Barack Obama and the Democrat-dominated Congress will end-run critics with legislation that will curb dissent on talk radio through the imposition of "localism" rules and community watchdog boards across America, charges a new book by a former NBC Westwood One talk-show host.

In "Shut Up, America! The End of Free Speech," author Brad O'Leary says the plan amounts to the development of party-approved "commissar committees" to censor the kind of lively and free-wheeling debate America has known since the scrapping of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" by President Reagan's Federal Communications Commission in 1987.

By demanding radio stations answer to local community watchdog boards to ensure programming is "balanced," "fair," "diverse," "tolerant" and "serving the public interest locally," O'Leary says the rules and legislation being planned will once again make talk radio accountable to politicians, political activists and bureaucrats at the FCC.

The ultimate threat over the heads of radio stations is license renewal, he explains. "Far-left groups such as ACORN [Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now] stand at the ready to pressure these boards into silencing conservative talk radio programs, either through intimidation or the loss of broadcast licenses," says O'Leary, who, during the presidential campaign, wrote the best-selling book, "The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama's War on American Values."

The book points out there were only 75 radio talk shows in America during the last year of the "Fairness Doctrine" rules. Today, there are more than 3,000.

"The liberals' once-dominant media forum is fading fast, in part because Americans have discovered real diversity of ideas elsewhere," O'Leary writes. "The enemies of free speech know this. They also know that, if they are to accomplish their goal of stifling all debate, they will have to control all media outlets."

While the Obama administration and some Democratic congressional leaders have denied efforts to reinstate the "Fairness Doctrine," none have denied efforts to stack the FCC with appointees open to the idea of reining in talk radio.

"Under the rubric of 'broadcast localism,' it is clear the commission is proposing no less than a sweeping takeover by Washington bureaucrats of broadcast media," wrote Rep. John Boehner, House minority leader, in a letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin as far back as last June. "The proposals and recommendations for commission action contained in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking amount to the stealth enactment of the Fairness Doctrine, a policy designated to squelch the free speech and free expression of specifically targeted audiences."
Those regulations would specifically "reinstitute advisory boards to regulate broadcast content and revive a host of other rules the commission dropped more than 20 years ago," explained Boehner.


And the Internet

Also revealed in "Shut Up, America" is evidence that Obama's new FCC chairman wants to create a "Fairness Doctrine" for the Internet to regulate and censor online speech.

Julius Genachowski, an Obama friend from Harvard Law School and the mastermind behind Obama's online fundraising machine, is an ardent supporter of so-called "net neutrality" regulations, perceived by O'Leary as a first step toward "Fairness Doctrine"-style regulations on content for the Internet. Genachowski would have government decide what content Internet operators and network owners must provide.
"Incredibly, he claims this is to keep the Internet free and open to all," says O'Leary. "In reality, his goal is to usher the heavy hands of federal regulators into the tent. Genachowski would give federal regulators editorial authority over what private operators must provide."

Genachowski also advocates creating new media ownership rules that promote a diversity of voices on the airwaves. In fact, Genachowski is credited with helping craft the Obama technology agenda, which states:

"Encourage diversity in the ownership of broadcast media, promote the development of new media outlets for expression of diverse viewpoints, and clarify the public interest obligations of broadcasters who occupy the nation's spectrum."
"Such language is bureaucratese for government control," explains O'Leary. "So-called 'public interest' requirements would put broadcasters at the mercy of local review boards. Such boards would, of course, be politically charged entities with the power to bar any broadcast content that is not deemed to be in the 'public interest' of the local community."


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

This will serve to kill AM radio. Of course, those frequencies won’t go unused. Once the stations begin to fold the govt will step in to save them. Then they will not only control the content of the airwaves, they will actually own them.

The enemy within is relentless attempt to stamp out every shred of opposition.


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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 06:43 AM | Comments (4)


Capt. Jackie M. Manton Receives "the treat" the Prestigious Brig. Gen. Edmund J. Giering III Award


Winner of the Brig. Gen. Edmund Giering III outstanding company commander award, Cpt. Jackie Manton (right) of Ponchatoula, La., receives the candy bars and soft drink Giering was known for consuming while deployed. Brig. Gen. Owen Monconduit (left), commander of the 225th Engineer Brigade presented the stand in award, April 7.




Soldier Honored With 'treat' in Iraq

by Maj. Pat Simon

A soft drink and candy bar are quite the treat for Soldiers in a combat environment. But for one officer, that junk food combination turned out to be a symbol of a top achievement.

Capt. Jackie M. Manton received a soda and candy bars as this year's recipient of the prestigious Brig. Gen. Edmund J. Giering III Award.

The award is in honor of retired Brig. Gen. Giering who served as group commander of 225th Engineer Group from January 1987 to June 1992. The award is presented to the 225th Eng. Bde.'s most outstanding company commander who exemplifies the Army values and displays exceptional leadership and soldiering skills.

So, why the soda and candy as part of the official award? Fellow engineers will tell you that Giering would show up on drill weekends loaded with the sweet treats.

"Many times he would stay up the entire weekend," said Lt. Col. Jerry Crooks, 225th Eng. Bde. deputy brigade commander.

That is apparently where Giering got all of his energy. Crooks said the joke back then was to try to keep the candy away from him.

Manton, of Ponchatoula, La., joined the Louisiana National Guard in 1995, just four years before Giering retired. He never met the man whose name is attached to the high honor, but he appreciates Giering's legacy.

"I just heard that he was a great man, a great leader and he had a lot of energy," Manton said.

Manton is currently serving in Baghdad as the 225th Eng. Bde.'s officer in charge for Task Force Iron Paxton. He oversees numerous engineer projects in Abu Ghraib with a total cost of about $22 million.

It is a critical mission that Manton is pulling off with major success, according to 225th Eng. Bde. Commander Brig. Gen. Owen Monconduit.

"Capt. Manton's doing exceptional work supporting the 2-1 Infantry Division executing their projects," he said. "Abu Ghraib is a significant area as far as establishing stability for Iraq."

That is one reason why Monconduit is not at all surprised about Manton's selection for the Giering Award.

"It's outstanding to have him as the recipient," Monconduit said.

As for the "treat" he received in lieu of his authentic Giering Award that he will receive when he returns home from Iraq, Manton, unlike Giering, plans to hold off the urge to rip the wrapper and pop the top.

"I'm going to keep it as long as I can," he said laughing. "Hopefully I don't miss a meal here where I break down and eat it because it's a great reminder until I get back home."


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:42 AM | Comments (4)


Federal Agency Warns of Radicals On RIGHT




9 Page report sent to police

The Washington Times

The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in "rightwing extremist activity," saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.

A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines "rightwing extremism in the United States" as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.

"It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration," the warning says.
The White House has distanced itself from the analysis. When asked for comment on its contents, White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said, "The President is focused not on politics but rather taking the steps necessary to protect all Americans from the threat of violence and terrorism regardless of its origins. He also believes those who serve represent the best of this country, and he will continue to ensure that our veterans receive the respect and benefits they have earned."
It says the federal government "will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months" to gather information on "rightwing extremist activity in the United States."

Homeland Security spokeswoman Sara Kuban said the report is one in an ongoing series of assessments by the department to "facilitate a greater understanding of the phenomenon of violent radicalization in the U.S."

The report says extremist groups have used President Obama as a recruiting tool.

Congressional debates about immigration and gun control also make extremist groups suspicious and give them a rallying cry, the report says.

"It is unclear if either bill will be passed into law; nonetheless, a correlation may exist between the potential passage of gun control legislation and increased hoarding of ammunition, weapons stockpiling, and paramilitary training activities among rightwing extremists," the report said.
The FBI was quoted Monday as saying that, since November, more than 7 million people have applied for criminal background checks in order to buy weapons.

The report could signify a change in emphasis for Homeland Security under former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano. A German magazine quoted Ms. Napolitano as rebranding "terrorism" as "man-made disasters."

This is a THREE page article and has a lot of information. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE ARTICLE.


Wild Thing's comment......

I don't think even our worst fears went this far.

Welcome to Obama's America the land where jihadists roam free and citizens are targeted.

Everyday obama either violates the United states with his hatred and revenge speeches, writes a executive orders to further his marxist agenda, starts new discussion commission to control citizens and take wealth for reparations.

Now just like in his campaign last year, obama is using a government office against the people and freedom of speech. Remember the Missouri prosecutors said they will threaten and prosecute anyone who says anything about Barack Obama and he does not approve.

Obama is finding every power he can use against us. If he loses control now he cannot push through every last bit of his plan through media and congressional fraud.

"The FBI was quoted Monday as saying that, since November, more than 7 million people have applied for criminal background checks in order to buy weapons."

This IMO speaks volumes as to how so many in our country can see how Obama is destroying it and we might not be able to protect ourselvs from terrorists etc.

As I was working on this post I was listening to talk radio and a man named Grover Norquist (President-Americans for Tax Reform) on the show.

Grover Norquist website

http://www.atr.org/


He was asked by Bill Bennett about this document from DHS. He said yes it is for real and he is completely outraged by it. He also said that what has been happening is that Obama's people ( his voters) during the campaign and even since he has been elected have been calling the police on things they hear and see just as Obama had them doing in MO. and PA during the campaign. A bumper sticker they don't like or it could be anything. Harmless things that would go unnoticed they have been reporting to the police. How often or how much he did not know. He ended with by saying " this is very scary and everyone should be alarmed". Bennett asked him, you really think it is scary? And Glover said Yes I do!"

( Bill Bennett is somewhere between a rino, head in the sand, non passionate ex-Democrat and now Republican that has a radio talk show. He just happens to be on a radio channel that comes in very clear where I live otherwise I would be throwing couch pillows at him for being such a lame, horrible, boring rino that he is LOL )

I am mentioning about what I was listening to as little by little people are finding out about this and all are reacting the same way.



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April 14, 2009

"Britains Got Talent" Show 2009 Susan Boyle


Having trouble loading the blog page so I am taking this video down and just using the link.

PLEASE just click HERE to see the video.

47 Year old Susan Boyle wows the judges with her performance in the auditions for Britains Got Talent, singing I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables.




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

I have listened to this three times and each time it brings tears to my eyes. And those goosebumps that go up ones neck.
So Beautiful!!!!



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Vietnam Vet Unveils New Project to Honor the Fallen



Three Marines from 8th and I Marine Barracks stand beside a traveling exhibit of photographs and mementos left at the Vietnam Memorial. The exhibit, which was unveiled March 26, 2009, during a ceremony on the National Mall, is built into the sides of a tractor trailer that will tour the nation from April through November. DoD photo by Linda D. Kozaryn





Jan Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, sits next to actor Tom Selleck at an unveiling ceremony for the group's next project, an education center on the National Mall. Selleck has signed on as the project spokesman. DoD photo by Linda D. Kozaryn




Vietnam veteran Artie Muller, chairman of Rolling Thunder, talks with supporters at an unveiling ceremony for a new Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund project


Actor Tom Selleck, spokesman for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's Education Center at the Vietnam Wall project, talks to Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua Michael, 8th and I Marine Barracks, during a ceremony on the National Mall


Actor Tom Selleck, Ernie Quintana, acting deputy director for the National Park Service, and Lisa Quiroz, senior vice president of corporate responsibility for Time Warner, react to one of the speakers at a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund ceremony on the National Mall



By Linda D. Kozaryn
American Forces Press Service

DOD

WASHINGTON

Thirty years ago, an infantry corporal named Jan Scruggs boldly set out to build a national memorial. Since then, as a result of his determination, millions of people have found comfort and closure at the Vietnam Memorial known as The Wall.

Today, Scruggs unveiled a glimpse of his next project -- The Education Center at the Wall. He displayed a replica of the new exhibit to be housed in an underground visitor and education center on the National Mall here near the Lincoln and Vietnam memorials.

The replica will serve as a traveling preview of the future underground exhibit. A 45-foot tractor trailer that carries The Wall That Heals," a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial has been refurbished by Featherlite Trailers. The trailer's museum exhibit has been redesigned to mimic the displays planned for the actual underground education center, Scruggs said.

Actor Tom Selleck, known for his work in the TV show "Magnum, P.I." during the 1980s, is the project's new spokesman. He served in the California National Guard during the Vietnam era. His friend Ron Montapert went to Vietnam but did not come home.

"Across the street from here is a wall with more than 58,000 names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during the Vietnam War," Selleck told the 100 or so people attending the ceremony.
"That black granite wall taught us a lesson as well," he added, "that we must never forget those who fell." Selleck said the new center "will take us from thinking about the 58,000 as a group to thinking of them as individuals."
"I would like to say to all those who served and sacrificed in Vietnam and in all of America's wars, thank you for your service and welcome home," he concluded.

Scruggs noted that both The Wall and the replica honor the courage, sacrifice and devotion to duty and country of the people who answered the call during America's longest war. He said the memorial brought long overdue recognition and healing for the participants and family members and became a symbol of reconciliation and healing.

But, he noted, The Wall That Heals has become the memorial that educates people across the country. The traveling wall and new exhibit, which includes teddy bears, photographs, letters, baseballs, a motorcycle, combat boots, flags, and medals, soon will be on tour in towns and cities throughout America.
Exhibit designer Ralph Appelbaum said some of the letters in the exhibit were written at the wall "out of sheer impulse," while "others have been carefully crafted and left in a very precise way."

Appelbaum read one letter as an example.

"'Dear Dad, I'm sorry it took so long but when you went away I was 8 years old and I couldn't understand why you never came back to us. I'm now 35 and I can understand now as I have fought in two wars myself. It's not much fun, it it? You might like to know that you have three grandchildren, two girls and a boy, and they all know about you. It meant a lot to me to see your name on The Wall with all the others. Your loving son, Paul.'"

The objects left at The Wall "illustrate loss and grieving, Appelbaum said, "but they also celebrate a bond of love and friendship and even happy memories."

"They represent a treasure trove of conversations about the deaths of sons and the births of granddaughters," he said. "That's what this center is dedicated to and that's what you'll see as you stroll around the portable wall as it begins its journey around the country."

As founder and president of the nonprofit Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Scruggs raised nearly $9 million to build The Wall through private contributions from corporations, foundations, unions, veterans and citizens groups, and more than 275,000 individual Americans.

Scruggs now intends to raise up to $100 million to build the underground museum to exhibit the photographs of the men and women whose names are etched on the black granite wall. He also plans to display some of the 100,000 mementos visitors have left at The Wall.

"Remember that what we're doing here is remembering values," Scruggs said, "the values of our active-duty servicemembers today, the values of loyalty, respect, duty, integrity, courage and service.
"These were shown by the fellows and women who served in Vietnam, by the people who are serving today, and by the people at a place called Lexington Green in 1775 who stood up against the British to get the American people our freedom," he said.

So far, the memorial fund has raised $18 million for the project, including $10 million from Time Warner. Today, Rolling Thunder donated $25,000 and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America donated $5,000. Representatives of the three organizations attended the ceremony.

Lisa Quiroz, senior vice president of corporate responsibility for Time Warner, said the first time she visited the Vietnam Memorial she was moved by the fact that the memorial recognized "the feats of ordinary citizens -- our brothers, our fathers, our sisters, your children."

"At the end of the day, our democracy is what it is because we have young people that sacrifice for this country and our democratic ideals," she said.

Quiroz said that when Scruggs introduced Time Warner to the concept of the education center, the corporate officials realized that the letters, photos and teddy bears "represented years of experiences that had been missed by the people that were memorialized on the wall."

Of all the requests for support, she said, Time Warner executives thought the education center provided a unique opportunity "to give every visitor who came away from The Wall a profound sense of gratitude, and a deeper understanding of the meaning of patriotism."

Todd Bowers, director of government affairs for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, thanked the Vietnam veterans for their support of today's troops.

"We're the new, young generation of veterans," Bowers said, "and if it wasn't for all the support that we've received from veterans of previous conflicts, we would be having a lot harder time right now. I thank everyone from the previous conflicts for looking out for us and making sure that those guys over there are going to be taken care of before, during, and most important, after war."

Artie Muller, Vietnam veteran and chairman of Rolling Thunder, said, "Welcome home to all the veterans who are here. And to those who gave their lives, we'll never forget them.

"This is a different war, a lot of women are in this war, and it's altogether different than during the Vietnam days," Muller said, addressing the troops now serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. "We know you guys and gals are doing a great job and we're real proud of you. Us Vietnam veterans never want to let what happened to us, happen to you."

Ann Sherman Wolcott, the mother of Rex Sherman, a fallen Vietnam Army veteran, feels the new exhibit will help keep the spirits of the fallen alive.

"My son was 18 years old when he died in 1969. He was an airborne ranger and I'm very proud of him," she said. "To see this let's me know that people have not forgotten his sacrifice."



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MIA Obama Finally Makes A Statement Regarding Captain Phillips



Obama: Fighting 'rise of privacy' (piracy) ( another Obama gaffe)


"We are resolved to halt the rise of privacy in that region."


Obama is taking a stand against "the rise of privacy'' in the Indian Ocean


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


The president clearly meant the "rise of piracy,'' but his brief statement on the rescue of the American container ship captain held hostage by Somalian pirates came so quickly today that he didn't stop to correct himself. He did note, however, that those "who commit acts of piracy'' must be "held accountable'' for the crime.

Obama, calling the safety of the captain "our principal concern,'' started by saying that he is committed to fighting the "rise of privacy'' in the region.

Obama's few words on the situation, delivered in an economic-stimulus promoting event at the U.S. Department of Transportation today, marked his first public personal comments since Captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage Wednesday .




In this video the crew at 2:44 complained they did not have enough Navy protection that they were under attack for a week ....

Hello Obama are YOU listening??? You want to make cutbacks in our military you freak jerk!

Despite the Obama administration and all due to our Navy Seal this was a success, and thank God.


I am not going to go mush over Obama for being the left's hero in this. And I want to explain why.

The HEROES are the Captain and the Navy SEALS. All of them risked their lives and it is because of them this ended in victory.

The Navy SEALS go through intense training and we need to remember that Obama is cutting our defense budget. He is not a friend of our military not even a little. He made NO statement when the hostage was taken, he made no statement during the 5 days when the world was waiting and watching to see if the Captain would be rescued or killed.


And remember when I posted about the crew and their being upset about " where was Obama" the Joe the Sailor that has not been on any YouTube or in any article written about this. It was ONLY said on TV and I have only seen it show up that one time.
From my post here

BRAVO ZULU ! Captain Phillips, and Navy SEALS on Capt. Rescued!

Here is what I said in my comment.......

On TV, OMG I love that guy with the New York accent...he said.....”those assholes”...”They were OUR hostages”...”We were under attack for a WEEK”...”tell the president to get these guys.”

So it was edited out. I heard it with my own ears, saw them saying it, the crew. And it is gone.
American crew of the Maersk saying that they waited too long before they had help from the U.S. Navy . That is NOT reflecting on our Navy it reflects on Obama.


And there is also this..................


US crew urge Obama to end piracy

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7996723.stm

Maersk Alabama crew urge President Obama to end "Somali pirate scourge"

American crew members of a ship that was at the centre of a hostage drama have urged US President Barack Obama to end the "crisis" of Somali piracy.

In an emotional news conference in Kenya, second-in-command Shane Murphy also paid tribute to their captain.


Obama dithered for nearly three days on pirates

CENTER FOR SECURITY POLICY

By J. Michael Waller

Piracy on the high seas has been a military issue for the United States since the founding of the Republic. President Thomas Jefferson waged our first foreign war to fight Islamic pirates in the Mediterranean.

So why did President Barack Obama dither full-speed ahead, with the FBI impounding the pirated Maersk Alabama as a "crime scene"?

White House spin, being headlined in the press, is that President Barack Obama "twice approved force" to rescue Maersk Alabama Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates.

What isn't making the headlines is that Obama flailed and dithered for nearly three days before first approving force.

The British Guardian newspaper reports that the pirates had taken the Maersk Alabama at 5:30 AM British time on Wednesday. That is 7:30 AM Mogadishu time, or 12:30 AM Wednesday in Washington, DC. Somalia is seven hours ahead of Washington DC.

The Navy moved immediately. The nearest warship, the USS Bainbridge, steamed 300 miles and reached the Maersk Alabama in about 20 hours, at 3:00 AM Mogadishu time on Thursday, April 9.

A White House chronology shows that Obama did not authorize the use of force to save the freighter captain until 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Friday. That's 3:00 AM Mogadishu time on Saturday, a full 48 hours after the Bainbridge reached the vessel.

More than 67 hours. Nearly three days. Even then, it was a limited order. Obama reconsidered, and issued broader orders at about 9:20 on Saturday morning, roughly 80 hours into the crisis.

Pretty slow decision-making in a life-or-death situation. Slow to order action to save an American citizen's life. Slow to respond to a terrorist attack on an unarmed American vessel.

Some news reports say that the Pentagon had to urge Obama twice to make a decision. Other reports say that Obama authorized the use of deadly force only if Phillips' life was in imminent danger. If true, they show that the administration doesn't understand how to send the right message to the Islamist pirates in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.

A Maersk Alabama crewman said after news of Captain Phillips' rescue that the US shouldn't have allowed the pirates to threaten American shipping in the first place: "Tell the president to get these guys. It shouldn't come to that."

The US Navy was ready before the word "go." The sailors performed flawlessly, saving Phillips' life and Obama's credibility. Hopefully the president has learned a lesson.


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U.S. May Drop Key Condition for Iran Talks






New York Times

The Obama administration and its European allies are considering dropping a long-standing U.S. demand that Iran immediately shut down its nuclear facilities if it enters talks over its atomic program, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

The proposal would also allow Tehran to continue enriching uranium for some period during the talks in what is considered a sharp break from the Bush administration, which had demanded Iran halt its enrichment activities, the report said.

Enriching uranium can produce fuel for a nuclear power plant or, if purified to a much higher degree, provide material for an atomic bomb. The West suspects Iran's nuclear program is cover for building an atomic bomb but Tehran says it is to generate electricity.

The proposals under consideration would go somewhat beyond President Obama’s promise, during the presidential campaign, to open negotiations with Iran “without preconditions.” Officials involved in the discussion said they were being fashioned to draw Iran into nuclear talks that it had so far shunned.

The proposals, still under discussion, were aimed at drawing Iran into nuclear talks that it has so far shunned, the newspaper said, citing officials involved in the strategy sessions.

A senior Obama administration official cautioned that "we are still at the brainstorming level" and said the terms of an opening proposal to Iran were still being debated, the newspaper said.

The six major powers dealing with Iran, including the United States, met in London last week and invited Tehran to a new round of talks about its nuclear program.

The New York Times cited European officials as saying that in talks during Obama's visit to Europe there was agreement that Iran would not accept the immediate shutdown of its facilities that the Bush administration had demanded.

Obama administration officials declined to discuss details of their deliberations, but said any new American policy would ultimately require Iran to cease enrichment, the newspaper said.

"Our goal remains exactly what it has been in the U.N. resolutions: suspension," one senior administration official told the newspaper.
The report comes as Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Monday he welcomes nuclear talks with the United States and other countries.

The negotiator, Saeed Jalili, made the comments during a telephone call with the European Union's foreign policy chief, state television reported. During the conversation, Jalili said the talks should be aimed at "constructive cooperation" between countries.

Last week, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran was open to talks -- but only if they were based on respect for Iran's rights, suggesting the West should not try to force Tehran to stop uranium enrichment. Jalili's comments appeared to be more of a definitive answer, but he stressed that Iran would issue an official response to the invitation soon, the TV reported. He did not elaborate.

The United States announced last week that it would join direct talks with Iran that Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia are seeking to convene. The talks aim to break a long deadlock over Iran's nuclear program, which the U.S. and its allies fear aims to build atomic weapons. Iran denies the charge.


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

I think Obama wants Iran to have the bomb. Bowing to the King or Arabia, ending demands on Iran, Muzzie in Chief has been very busy. Too bad it is all against America.



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


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


Vatican Blocks Caroline Kennedy Appointment As US Ambassador



Vatican blocks Caroline Kennedy appointment as US ambassador

Telegraph.co.uk

Vatican sources told Il Giornale that their support for abortion disqualified Ms Kennedy and other Roman Catholics President Barack Obama had been seeking to appoint.

Mr Obama was reportedly seeking to reward John F Kennedy's daughter, who publicly gave her support to his election bid.

She had been poised to replace Hillary Clinton as New York senator, but dropped out amid criticism that she lacked enough experience for the job.

The Italian paper said that the Vatican strongly disapproved of Mr Obama's support for abortion and stem cell research. The impasse over the ambassadorial appointment threatens to cloud his meeting with the Pope during a G8 summit in Itay in July.

Ms Kennedy, 53, has said that she supports abortion. Raymond Flynn, a former US ambassador to the Vatican, said earlier this week that Ms Kennedy would be a poor choice.

"It's imperative, it's essential that the person who represents us to the Holy See be a person who has pro-life values. I hope the President doesn't make that mistake," he told the Boston Herald. "She said she was pro-choice. I don't assume she's going to change that, which is problematic."

The White House refused to comment.


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

You know,... like, you know, totally blocked, you know. Good news I love it, bye bye Kennedy's one by one.

LOL Obama is going have a hard time filling this post. He might have to look for a Republican. heh heh

So now, in the Kennedy family’s true tradition, will she be carted off to a 30 day counseling/treatment facility and return to denounce the error of her previous beliefs?

Caroline is the THIRD pro-abortion candidate for the post that the Pope has rejected from Obama.


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Having a Bad Day? ~ LOL



I have no idea how they filmed this. But it is well done. LOL ~ Wild Thing


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455th Air Expeditionary Wing



Capt. Susan McCormick, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight, gives medicine to Airman 1st Class Brent Noah, 376th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in flight to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan


Capt. Susan McCormick, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight, inventories her equipment in flight to Manas Air Base, Krygyzstan, March 26. Capt. McCormick prepares for each flight depending on the report given to her by the ground medical team. "I try to think about the worst, but really we have no idea what the patient will look like when they arrive," said Capt. McCormick. She is deployed from Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.



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Flight Nurse Provides Care in the Air

by Senior Airman Erik Cardenas

BAGRAM, Afghanistan

While troops on the ground are risking their lives fighting terrorism, Capt. Susan McCormick feels it's her mission to provide the best emergency care to those troops so they can return to their families back home.

"I couldn't picture myself doing anything but this, giving someone the chance to survive when they risk their lives everyday for us," said the captain from the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight.

The 33-year-old captain enlisted as a reserve medical technician in the aeromedical evacuation career field in 1994. As a technical sergeant in 2003, she received her commission to become a licensed flight nurse.

With two deployments under her belt and the third one in Bagram, Afghanistan, her six years as a nurse in the operating and emergency rooms at St. Vincent's Hospital, Worcester, Mass., are coming full circle.

"Each deployment has helped me better myself and my training," said Capt. McCormick from the 439th AEF, Westover, Air Reserve Base, Mass. "The skills we use in flight need to be practiced daily. My experience in the OR and ER, has helped me become a better nurse."

Members of the 455th EAEF are on call 24-hours-per-day, seven-day-per-week, covering Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. The unit has three types of missions: an alpha alert with an hour response time for critically injured; bravo alert, with a two hour response time, for patients who do not need immediate evacuation; and a scheduled flight twice a week for patients who need care or treatment that cannot be provided at their deployed location.

Each alert, depending on the situation, requires a different amount of personnel. On an alpha alert there is a three person crew, consisting of one nurse and two medical technicians that allow the team to quickly respond and get airborne. A bravo alert crew has either a three or five person medical crew depending on the number of patients and their acuity. On a scheduled flight, there is a five person crew on board, with two nurses and three medical technicians.

Before each mission, Capt. McCormick has to physically prepare for each flight by arranging equipment and configuring the aircraft for the medical mission, but also mentally prepares by visualizing what the patient's condition is and how it could progress in-flight. She relies on the report given by the ground medical team at the forward operating bases, and the training she received at flight school regarding the stresses of flight and how it could affect the patient's condition at altitude.

"I try to think about the worst, but really we have no idea what the patient will look like when they arrive," said Capt. McCormick. "With all the years I have been doing this, nothing can really prepare you to see a child who has devastating blast injuries."

In flight, patient conditions are subject to change, the altitude, cabin pressure, and weather are concerns of the crew. The crew's assessment skills are diminished by the lack of light and a noisy environment.

Sometimes at forward operating bases, the medical staff's limited access to medical equipment leads to the patient not being diagnosed accurately or completely, she said.

"My crew had one patient who was status post-IED explosion and was stable until they took off," said Capt. McCormick. "At altitude, the patient's oxygen level decreased drastically and with the diagnoses given to us by the forward operating base, they didn't understand what was happening with the patient. They treated the condition and kept the patient stable until he was re-evaluated at Bagram and diagnosed with a hemo-pneumo thorax that wasn't found at the FOB. "

The captain has treated 40 patients in the three months she has been deployed here. As each day gets warmer, Capt. McCormick expects to treat more patients as insurgent activity traditionally rises during the spring and summer. But the seasoned nurse said she's more than ready to go when she gets the call.

"I'll fly anywhere on any plane in order to evacuate our men and women who are sick or injured and make sure they get the care they need," she said.



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

God bless Capt. Susan McCormick!




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


Tomorrow Hundreds of Thousands To Turn Our for Giant Tea Party




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This Wednesday ( tomorrow) is the big day - the April 15th Tea Parties to protest the uncontrolled government spending, bailouts, higher taxes and socialistic policies of President Obama and the Congress.

Event organizers for a number of the Tea Parties are asking supporters to please bring American Flags. If you can bring some extra small flags to hand out to others in the crowd, please do so. Your help is very much appreciated!


Find Tea Parties Across America

http://taxdayteaparty.com/


Locations, you can enter your city

http://www.teapartyday.com/Locations.aspx




Fox's Stuart Varney Says It's His 'Great Duty' to 'Promote' the Tea Parties

Fox Business Network's Stuart Varney slams his guest and explains what the Tea Parties are all about.

Guest says the parties are a "sham and a fraud"; Varney puts him in his place.

Fox News, 4/13/09




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April 13, 2009

Star Trek Cast Visits Service Members at CAMP ARIJAN, Kuwait



The cast of "Star Trek" with director J.J. Abrams pose for a photo at the world premiere showing at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait


U.S. service members holding up their tickets to the "Star Trek" world premiere at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait



Cast members of "Star Trek" take questions from U.S. service members at the "Star Trek" world premiere at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait






Star Trek Cast Visits Service Members in Theater for World Premiere

by Spc. Howard Ketter

CAMP ARIJAN, Kuwait

"We feel priviledged to be here and to meet the people who are working hard on our behalf," said John Cho, who starred as Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek" the movie.

Service members were excited as the cast of the new J.J. Abrams produced and directed film visited Camp Arifjan, Kuwait for a premiere of the movie.

Actors Zoe Saldana, Bryan Burk, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine and Eric Bana were also present with director/producer J.J. Abrams.

"It's so easy for people to take for granted, the fact that [service members] are here doing work that makes this possible," said Abrams.

The crew stopped and visited service members in the U.S. Army Central Headquarters building before heading to the theater. They exchanged friendly conversation with Brig. Gen. James T. Walton and several other leaders amongst the headquarters staff. Then they took time out to greet several service members, sign autographs and take photos.

"It struck us that there was an opportunity to not just have it be about the movie, but to have it be about something that's more important than all that stuff," Abrams commented.

Once it was time to show the movie, which is due to release in the U.S. May 8, the stars went to the Zone 1 movie theater for the premiere. Once the showing was over, service members asked questions and commented on the film to the actual cast.

Chief Warrant Officer Earl Hemminger, Regional Computer Emergency Response team, Virginia National guard, asked actor Zachary Quinto, who played Spock in the film, to speak to his daughter Katherine, who is a very big fan.

"Your dad told me to say this was hotness," laughed Quinto as he greeted Katherine via cell phone.

Abrams talked about how he and the writers came up with the concept of the new film and Eric Bana, who portrayed the evil character Nero, talked to service members on how he prepared for his role and shot his parts separate from most of the cast.

After the Q & A service members got opportunities to get photos and autographs with the stars before they headed off to the LSA, Kuwait to continue to promote the movie.

"It's an honor to come here to say hi and shake hands with the people who protect us," said Abrams.

Cho said having the warm reception for this film by the service members was really moving.

"We had fun making the movie and we hope the [service members had] fun watching it."




Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (2)


B.H. Obama Troops Visit Was Totally Staged



As supporting evidence for the digital-cameras part of the story, the sergeant suggests that the identical cameras can be verified in the AP photos

Obama’s Photo Op with Troops 100% Staged

The welcome that President Obama received with his unscheduled surprise visit to the troops in Iraq, was entirely a staged event.


U.S. soldiers salute Obama, message during his surprise visit to Iraq

AP

WASHINGTON

President Barack Obama went for the defining television shot by capping his first extended foreign tour with a surprise visit to Iraq.
He got it – pictures of hundreds of U.S. troops cheering wildly as he told them it was time for the Iraqis to take charge of their own future.

The war-zone photo opportunity produced a stunning show of appreciation for Obama from military men and women who have made great sacrifices, many serving repeated tours in a highly unpopular war.

And the televised outpouring of affection probably will prove critical to the credibility of a new and liberal commander in chief as he tries to sell U.S. warriors and the American public on the grim prospects now facing them in Afghanistan.




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Now for the TRUTH!

About that Obama Iraq Visit

MacsMind

The visit was communicated a full 24 hours in advance and a small contingent of soldiers - not screaming hoards - were rustled into a meeting place at Camp Victory.

Got this email from a sergeant that was there.

“We were pre-screened, asked by officials “Who voted for Obama?”, and then those who raised their hands were shuffled to the front of the receiving line. They even handed out digital cameras and asked them to hold them up.”

Take a look at the picture at AP and notice all the cameras are the same models? Coincidence? I think not.

Cheered wildly by U.S. troops," begins Jennifer Democratic Operative Loven's AP report on Obama's surprise visit to Iraq on Tuesday.

Quite a contrast to the silent treatment Marines gave Obama at his Camp LeJeune speech in late February. Just how did Obama manage to fix that little problem?


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

Despicable manipulation and stagecraft ... using our brave military!

Over the years I have also heard from guys serving under Clinton as CIC and how they tried to do the same thing when Clinton showed up. They tried to get a welcoming crowd but NO ONE volunteered. People were ordered to greet him.

Hussein is a sick man. He needs adulation and will go to any extreme to get it. I feel sorry for America.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (7)


B.Hussein Obama Did NOT Give The Order



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Maersk: Captain Grateful to U.S. Navy

"I am just a byline, the heroes are the Navy, the Seals and those that have brought me home." - Capt. Richard Phillips


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From Blackfive:...Obama did not give the order.


I just finished listening to the press conference w/ ADM Gortney about the rescue of Captain Phillips. At the time it happened the USS Bainbridge was towing the lifeboat to calmer waters as the sea state was deteriorating. One of the pirates was on board the Bainbridge as the talks about obtaining Phillip's release continued. The lifeboat was approx. 25 m behind the Bainbridge when snipers on the fantail observed one of the pirates in the pilot house of the lifeboat pointing an AK-47 at the back of a tied up Phillips and the other two pirates on board were visible (at least shoulders and heads). The standing authority gave them clearance to engage the pirates if the life of the captain was in imminent danger. The on scene commander deemed this to be true and gave the order to fire. All three bad guys were taken out and then a rigid inflatable boat went to the lifeboat to retrieve Phillips. It is unknown at this point whether the shooters were SEALs or Marine Scout Snipers as both would have been available.

This was not a rescue attempt ordered by National Command Authority i.e. the President. It was a reaction by the on scene commander under standard authority to safeguard the life of a hostage.

The AP is reporting that President Obama gave the order to use military force to rescue the hostage, that is misleading.

"WASHINGTON (AP)—Administration officials say President Barack Obama approved the military operation that rescued a U.S. captain held hostage by Somali pirates."


Obama did affirm the military's authorization to use force if the captain's life was in danger, but they already would have had that authorization as part of their standard rules of engagement. If there are innocents about to be slaughtered the same reasoning that authorizes self defense also covers an imminent execution unless the ROE specifically forbid it.The AP is making it sound like there was an active rescue ordered by the President. It was not, there was an imminent threat and the local commander gave the order to fire. Good on Obama for ensuring their authorization was clear, but let's also be clear that he did not authorize or order an active rescue attempt.


The Wall Street Journal


Vice Adm. William E. Gortney, commander of all naval forces in the Middle East, told a Pentagon news conference that the USS Bainbridge had been towing the lifeboat holding the pirates and Capt. Phillips into calmer waters when Navy Seal sharpshooters, positioned at the tail of the ship, saw the head and shoulders of the three remaining pirates, with one of them pointing an AK-47 machine gun at the head of Capt. Phillips.
Adm. Gortney said the Navy officer in charge of the operation ordered the pirates to be fired upon.

Before the incident, Adm. Gortney said U.S. officials had hoped to resolve the standoff peacefully.


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Wild Thing's comment......

Thank you to Blackfive for this update and the breakdown of what happened.

Obama did not order an operation, but instead was still seeking a negotiated solution. Most of the Main Stream Media will print and believe anything that makes Obama look good.

The Navy threw Hussein under the bus. They made it super clear Obama had nothing to do with the rescue. They cut him off at the knees. Good for the Navy for speaking the truth.

The thief squatting in our White House is a liar and coward, we are going to see articles and people in a lot of the media and from the White House as well, despicably taking credit for the bravery and initiative bravery and initiative of real men doing what he would NEVER have the balls to even think about, let alone attempt.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (11)


Targeting Patriots and Citizens on The Right




Department of Homeland Security releases report on "Rightwing Extremism

Homeland Security Document created last week talking about "Rightwing Extremists" and their alleged threat.

From what I read, anyone who admires and seeks to have the constitution respected and abided by is the enemy.

Here is a copy of it,.......

From Dept. of Homeland Security PDF file

(U) Key Findings (U//LES) The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific information that domestic rightwing* terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.
— (U//LES) Threats from white supremacist and violent antigovernment groups during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry out violent acts. Nevertheless, the consequences of a prolonged economic downturn—including real estate foreclosures, unemployment, and an inability to obtain credit—could create a fertile recruiting environment for rightwing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities similar to those in the past.
(U//FOUO) The current economic and political climate has some similarities to the 1990s when rightwing extremism experienced a resurgence fueled largely by an economic recession, criticism about the outsourcing of jobs, and the perceived threat to U.S. power and sovereignty by other foreign powers.

American sovereignty is a radical position now?


— (U//FOUO) During the 1990s, these issues contributed to the growth in the number of domestic rightwing terrorist and extremist groups and an increase in violent acts targeting government facilities, law enforcement officers, banks, and infrastructure sectors.

— (U//FOUO) Growth of these groups subsided in reaction to increased government scrutiny as a result of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and disrupted plots, improvements in the economy, and the continued U.S. standing as the preeminent world power.

Pulling that 15 year old canard out of their ass (and neglect to point out McVeigh's Middle Eastern connections. [Tom has more on the al qaeda connection too]. Their evidence is one terror attack 15 years ago -- but failed to mention the 13,000 Islamic attacks since 9/11. Got that?

(U//FOUO) The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.

Taking guns away

— (U//FOUO) Proposed imposition of firearms restrictions and weapons bans likely would attract new members into the ranks of rightwing extremist groups, as well as potentially spur some of them to begin planning and training for violence against the government. The high volume of purchases and stockpiling of weapons and ammunition by rightwing extremists in anticipation of restrictions and bans in some parts of the country continue to be a primary concern to law enforcement. —

Fake staging to seize weapons.

(U//FOUO) Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists. DHS/I&A is concerned that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to boost their violent capabilities.
U) Current Economic and Political Climate
(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that a number of economic and political factors are driving a resurgence in rightwing extremist recruitment and radicalization activity. Despite similarities to the climate of the 1990s, the threat posed by lone wolves and small terrorist cells is more pronounced than in past years. In addition, the historical election of an African American president and the prospect of policy changes are proving to be a driving force for rightwing extremist recruitment and radicalization. —

The race card

(U) A recent example of the potential violence associated with a rise in rightwing extremism may be found in the shooting deaths of three police officers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 4 April 2009. The alleged gunman’s reaction reportedly was influenced by his racist ideology and belief in antigovernment conspiracy theories related to gun confiscations, citizen detention camps, and a Jewish-controlled “one world government.”

They could care less about the Jews


U) Exploiting Economic Downturn

(U//FOUO) Rightwing extremist chatter on the Internet continues to focus on the economy, the perceived loss of U.S. jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors, and home foreclosures. Anti-Semitic extremists attribute these losses to a deliberate conspiracy conducted by a cabal of Jewish “financial elites.” These “accusatory” tactics are employed to draw new recruits into rightwing extremist groups and further radicalize those already subscribing to extremist beliefs. DHS/I&A assesses this trend is likely to accelerate if the economy is perceived to worsen.

They are using the Jews. Most if not all of the recent spate of anti-semitic attacks here and abroad were committed by Muslims. FACT.

(U//FOUO) Perceptions on Poverty and Radicalization
(U//FOUO) Scholars and experts disagree over poverty’s role in motivating violent radicalization or terrorist activity. High unemployment, however, has the potential to lead to alienation, thus increasing an individual’s susceptibility to extremist ideas. According to a 2007 study from the German Institute for Economic Research, there appears to be a strong association between a parent’s unemployment status and the formation of rightwing extremist beliefs in their children—specifically xenophobia and antidemocratic ideals. ownership and use. Rightwing extremists are increasingly galvanized by these concerns and leverage them as drivers for recruitment. From the 2008 election timeframe to the present, rightwing extremists have capitalized on related racial and political prejudices in expanded propaganda campaigns, thereby reaching out to a wider audience of potential sympathizers. —

He Hates The Military

(U//FOUO) Unlike the earlier period, the advent of the Internet and other informationage technologies since the 1990s has given domestic extremists greater access to information related to bomb-making, weapons training, and tactics, as well as targeting of individuals, organizations, and facilities, potentially making extremist individuals and groups more dangerous and the consequences of their violence more severe. New technologies also permit domestic extremists to send and receive encrypted communications and to network with other extremists throughout the country and abroad, making it much more difficult for law enforcement to deter, prevent, or preempt a violent extremist attack.
(U//FOUO) A number of law enforcement actions and external factors were effective in limiting the militia movement during the 1990s and could be utilized in today’s climate. —
(U//FOUO) Following the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, the militia movement declined in total membership and in the number of organized groups because many members distanced themselves from the movement as a result of the intense scrutiny militias received after the bombing. —


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Please go to Atlas Shrugs blog for the complete list and her take on each one, she did an excellent job on this.




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

This is how it starts. Just like the Clinton/Reno years.

Identify and isolate conservatives as “militia”, racists and religious fundamentalists. Label them as “terrorists” and focus on them as the threat to national security, not foreigners. Use it as an excuse to ban guns.

Why even use the term Rightwing?

Extremist groups are extremist groups, period. Is there a document that analyzes the threat from leftwing extremists?

Here is the definition on the HSA bulletin of what Rightwing Extremism is:

"Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."

What the heck does rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority mean? So basically if we adhere to the Constitution and the 10th amendment, we're rightwing extremists??

“rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority”

Someone might want to point out to the geniuses at Dept. of Homeland Security that our founding fathers believed this to be the dominant feature of America's government. If they were alive today they would once again find themselves labeled terrorists, truly amazing.

(U//LES) The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific information that domestic rightwing* terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.


So we have eliminated calling terrorists--terrorists and we now call right wing people "terrorists." Al Qaeda and violent left wing terrorists are not a threat to the democrat party regime. The right wing is their only true enemy, the only thing that can hinder their grasp on power. When they have ACORN and the elections pretty much corrupted up, the House and the Senate—what possible threat could the rightwing have? I really really am sick of this crap coming from the left.

OMG look at this part of it:

“— (U//FOUO) Proposed imposition of firearms restrictions and weapons bans likely would attract new members into the ranks of rightwing extremist groups, as well as potentially spur some of them to begin planning and training for violence against the government. The high volume of purchases and stockpiling of weapons and ammunition by rightwing extremists in anticipation of restrictions and bans in some parts of the country continue to be a primary concern to law enforcement.
— (U//FOUO) Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists. DHS/I&A is concerned that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to boost their violent capabilities.

On Roger Hedgecocks talk show this last Friday broke this story. I didn't hear it but I heard about 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


* Atlas Shrugs blog


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (13)


DHS on Guard for 'right-wing extremists' and Returning U.S. Military Veterans as Threats




Homeland Security on guard for 'right-wing extremists'

Returning U.S. military veterans singled out as particular threats

wnd

WASHINGTON

A newly unclassified Department of Homeland Security report warns against the possibility of violence by unnamed "right-wing extremists" concerned about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty and singles out returning war veterans as particular threats.

The report, titled "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," dated April 7, states that "threats from white supremacist and violent anti-government groups during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry out violent acts."

However, the report goes on to suggest worsening economic woes, potential new legislative restrictions on firearms and "the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks."

The report from DHS' Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines right-wing extremism in the U.S. as "divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups) and those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."
"The consequences of a prolonged economic downturn – including real estate foreclosures, unemployment and an inability to obtain credit – could create a fertile recruiting environment for right-wing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities similar to those in the past," the report says.
It adds that "growth in these groups subsided in reaction to increased government scrutiny as a result of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and disrupted plots, improvements in the economy and the continued U.S. standing as the pre-eminent world power."
"Proposed imposition of firearms restrictions and weapons bans likely would attract new members into the ranks of right-wing extremist groups as well as potentially spur some of them to begin planning and training for violence against the government," the report continues. "The high volume of purchases and stockpiling of weapons and ammunition by right-wing extremists in anticipation of restrictions and bans in some parts of the country continue to be a primary concern to law enforcement."

Most notable is the report's focus on the impact of returning war veterans.

"Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to right-wing extremists," it says. "DHS/I&A is concerned that right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize veterans in order to boost their violent capacities."

The report cites the April 4 shooting deaths of three police officers in Pittsburgh as an example of what may be coming, claiming the alleged gunman holds a racist ideology and believes in anti-government conspiracy theories about gun confiscations, citizen detention camps and "a Jewish-controlled 'one-world government.'"

It also suggests the election of an African-American president and the prospect of his policy changes "are proving to be a driving force for right-wing extremist recruitment and radicalization."
The report also mentions "'end times' prophecies could motivate extremist individuals and groups to stockpile food, ammunition and weapons. These teachings also have been linked with the radicalization of domestic extremist individuals and groups in the past, such as the violent Christian Identity organizations and extremist members of the militia movement."
"DHS/I&A assesses that right-wing extremist groups' frustration over a perceived lack of government action on illegal immigration has the potential to incite individuals or small groups toward violence," the report continues.
The report states the DHS will be working with state and local partners over the next several months to determine the levels of right-wing extremist activity in the U.S.

The report warned law enforcement agencies to watch for suspicious individuals who may have bumper stickers for third-party political candidates such as Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin.

It further warned law enforcement to watch out for individuals with "radical" ideologies based on Christian views, such as opposing illegal immigration, abortion and federal taxes.

Chief James Keathley of the Missouri State Patrol issued a statement that the release of the report, which outraged conservatives nationwide, prompted him to "take a hard look" at the procedures through which the report was released by the MIAC.

"My review of the procedures used by the MIAC in the three years since its inception indicates that the mechanism in place for oversight of reports needs improvement," he wrote. "Until two weeks ago, the process for release of reports from the MIAC to law enforcement officers around the state required no review by leaders of the Missouri State Highway Patrol or the Department of Public Safety."

"For that reason, I have ordered the MIAC to permanently cease distribution of the militia report," he said. "Further, I am creating a new process for oversight of reports drafted by the MIAC that will require leaders of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety to review the content of these reports before they are shared with law enforcement. My office will also undertake a review of the origin of the report by MIAC."


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

They should go after the ONE then for holding a govt position who acquired it through fraud and whom is not legally eligible to hold said office. That is a treasonous offense.

Of course, the Department of Homeland Security would be used by a Democrat president to pursue his Domestic enemies, and this crap the left gave us about Bush being Hitler because of wiretaps? Our government is afraid of us, but wants law enforcement to know that anyone holding a Conservative opinion is someone that should be dealt with harshly.

Things are getting awfully strange in our nation, right now.


More on this at other post I did for today titled:

Targeting Patriots and Citizens on The Right

( report from Homeland Security. It's a MIAC style report which places heavy emphasis on people who disagree with this despotic govt. we have. From what I read, anyone who admires and seeks to have the constitution respected and abided by is the enemy.)



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (2)


Obama Brother Accused of UK Sex Assault




Samson denied British visa after incident with teen girl in Berkshire

News of the world

AMERICAN president Barack Obama's half brother was REFUSED a visa to enter the UK after being accused of an attempted sex attack on a young girl in Berkshire.

The News of the World can reveal that Kenya-based Samson Obama tried to get into Britain on his way to Washington for his family's big day, the historic inauguration in January.

But eagle-eyed immigration officials at East Midlands Airport, using the latest biometric tests, discovered he was linked to an incident here last November. The hi-tech database revealed that Samson -who manages a mobile phone shop just outside Nairobi-was the same man arrested by British police after he approached a group of young girls, including a 13 year-old, and allegedly tried to sexually assault one of them.

He then followed them into a cafe where he became aggressive and was asked to leave by the owner. That's when police were called and Samson was arrested.

He supplied officers with his mother's address in Bracknell but gave them a false ID, claiming to be Henry Aloo, a genuine asylum seeker.

Mum Kezia, 67, has lived in Bracknell for six years. She married the US president's father Barack Obama Snr in Kenya when she was a teenager.

Following Samson's arrest he was fingerprinted but not charged, then left the country. However, all his details were stored on the Home Office's new database of prints and biometric details. And that's what finally pinpointed Samson's link to the world's most powerful leader-as he tried to slip back into Britain to visit relatives en route to the swearing-in ceremony.

The White House was informed and a Home Office source told the News of the World: "This was obviously an extremely sensitive issue when it was flashed up by the database.

"But the system is designed to flag up people who have come to the attention of the police in the UK and are then trying to return."

It is thought that Samson-one of the President's 11 half brothers and sisters by his father who had four partners-managed to travel on to Washington by boarding a connecting flight to the US from East Midlands.


Obama with brother in younger days


He was able to do so despite not having a UK visa because he remained in transit and never left the airport. A stewardess from nearby Nottingham told her local newspaper how she met him on his flight to America. Dawn Stewart, of Sherwood, described how Samson told her his nickname was Abo and said he was on his way to the US capital for the presidential swearing-in.

She recalled: "I asked him how he feels being the brother of the next president and he said, 'I can't tell you the depth of excitement we feel.'
"I asked what Barack was like as a teenager and he said he was always charismatic and calm."

The flight attendant said Samson claimed he had never travelled before and proudly showed her a headed letter from his half-brother requesting his three-week visa to the USA.

Last night a Home Office spokesman confirmed Samson Obama was refused a visa after immigration officers noticed one of the documents he supplied with his visa application was false. That led to further inquiries.

A UK Border Agency spokesman said: "We consider all visa applications based on their merits. We will oppose the entry of individuals to the UK where we believe their presence is not conducive to the public good.

"The UK's border controls are among the toughest in the world. All visa applicants are fingerprinted and checked against watchlists. Using this hi-tech system we have detected more than 5,600 attempts to use false identities since December 2007.

"Our officers in 135 countries are working with law enforcement agencies and airlines to clamp down on forged passports and visas."


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Flight attendant chats with Obama's brother

AN AIR stewardess from Nottingham has told how she met Barack Obama's half-brother Samson on a flight to America.

Dawn Stewart, of Sherwood, was working in the first class cabin when she heard he was among passengers flying to Washington Dulles Airport on Friday.

Miss Stewart, who also works part-time for BBC Radio Leicester, asked for a brief chat with Samson Obama, known as Abo, who was on his way to the US capital for the presidential inauguration.

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

Good grief!!

What a family.....aunt is illegal, and half brother is a rapist or might be and turned away from the UK.Mmom was a communist and Dad was a well let's just say his family is a mess. haha sheesh! OH and Barack Hussein Obama himself with false documents.

Seriously, if any prominent Republican had a brother who was a sex offender, there would be a continuous headline crawl at CNN and MSNBC. Honestly, if this person was the third cousin twice removed’s dog groomers sister in law’s best friend’s half brother of a republican it would be reported ad nauseum.

The Obama family tree seems to be riddled with violators of the law and this is the family tree.



....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 (8)


Obama Announced the Addition of Apologist for Radical Islamists Dalia Mogahed to.....


Obama ( The White House) has announced the addition of Dalia Mogahed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Ms Mogahed has a history as an apologist for radical Islamists and the Muslim Brotherhood. Much of her work has been in conjunction with her mentor, John Esposito.

Last year Gallup Press has published a book Who Speaks for Islam? By John L. Esposito, one of the Muslim Brotherhoods biggest supporters in the US (Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's Georgetown stooge), and Esposito protegee, the head of Gallup's Muslim division, Dalia Mogahed.

The book claimed that that their research proved that most Muslims are peace-loving moderates just like us. The amazing part of their research was THEY DIDN'T EVEN BOTHER TO FIND THE RIGHT NUMBERS! They just lied about what the numbers mean.

Ms. Mogahed was identified in 2003 as the Outreach Coordinator for the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) whose co-founder recently lost a DOE security clearance and whose Imam will probably be deported on immigration violations. Ms. Mogahed is the daughter of Elsayed Mogahed, an Egyptian immigrant who is a former engineering scientist at the University of Wisconsin and director of the Islamic Center of Madison (ICM).

The website of the ICM links mainly to U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations and Souheil Ghannouchi, the President of the Muslim American Society (MAS), was ICM Imam and President for several years. The MAS is part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and closest to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.



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

Once again the President of the United States is selecting his staff from the "realm" of those who
would destroy us.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (2)


April 12, 2009

BRAVO ZULU ! Captain Phillips, and Navy SEALs on Capt. Rescued!


This Sunday, April 12, 2009 photo released by the U.S. Navy, shows Maersk-Alabama Capt. Richard Phillips, right, standing alongside Cmdr. Frank Castellano, commanding officer of the USS Bainbridge after being rescued by U.S. Naval Forces off the coast of Somalia. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy photo)



Ship Captain Rescued From Somali Pirates

FOX news

American sea Captain Richard Phillips was safely rescued Sunday from four Somali pirates, who had been holding him for days in a lifeboat off the coast of Africa, a U.S. intelligence official said.

Three of the pirates were killed and one was in custody after what appeared to be a swift firefight off the Somali coast, the official said.

Initial reports indicate Phillips jumped overboard for a second time and the military was able to take advantage of the situation.

Phillips, 53, of Underhill, Vt., was transported to the USS Bainbridge nearby. He is resting comfortably after a checkup, the Navy said.

"Andrea and Richard have spoken and you can imagine their joy and what a happy moment it was for them," family spokeswoman Alison McColl said outside the Phillips' house.

McColl said Andrea wanted to thank the world for their prayer and wishes for her husband's safe return.

Asked whether the pirate arrested will now be brought to the U.S. for prosecution, the Department of Justice told FOX News, they will be "reviewing the evidence and other issues to determine whether to seek prosecution in the United States."

Maersk Line Limited President and CEO John Reinhart said in a news release that the U.S. government informed the company around 1:30 p.m. Sunday that Phillips had been rescued. He was to hold a media briefing later Sunday.

Reinhart said the company called Phillips' wife, Andrea, to tell her the news. He said the crew of the Maersk Alabama was "jubilant" when they received word that Phillips was safe.

They placed an American flag over the rail of the top of the Maersk Alabama and whistled and pumped their fists in the air. Crew fired a bright red flare into the sky from the ship.

The rest of the crew and the ship had made it safely to a port in Kenya.

Rear Admiral Richard Gurnon, president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where Phillips graduated from, said there was no doubt in his mind Phillips would be released.

"He was the good sheppard — he exchanged his life for the life of his crew," Gurnon said. "We are truly thankful that it has turned out this way. This is exactly the way we wanted it to end."

A government official and others in Somali with knowledge of the situation had reported hours earlier that negotiations for Phillips' release had broken down.

Talks began Thursday with the captain of the USS Bainbridge talking to the pirates under instruction from FBI hostage negotiators on board the U.S. destroyer.

U.S. warships and helicopters stalked the lifeboat holding Phillips and his four Somali captors Sunday, while his crew briefed FBI agents about how they fought off the pirates who boarded their ship, the Maersk Alabama.




Members of Maersk Alabama celebrate standing on the deck as they hold the U.S. flag after hearing news that their captain is free, at the Kenyan coastal sea port of Mombasa, 500 km (311 miles) from Nairobi April 12, 2009

Crew members of the US merchant ship Maersk Alabama gather around a US flag while celebrating that the captain of their ship, Richard Phillips, which had been held captive by the pirates had been freed on April 12, 2009.



Captain jumps to freedom

Washington Times

Capt. Richard Phillips jumped to freedom on Easter Sunday from the lifeboat where four pirates had been holding him captive off the coast of Somalia in a five-day stand off with the U.S. Navy.

Capt. Phillips, who has been described by his crew as a hero for leaving with four pirates in a lifeboat to save his ship, the Maersk Alabama, escaped by jumping overboard.

Before pirates could respond, U.S. forces killed three pirates still on the lifeboat and arrested a fourth pirate.




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

BRAVO ZULU

Captain Phillips, and SEALS RULE-—TERRORISTS DIE. Thank you GOD for the Captain’s rescue.

On TV, OMG I love that guy with the New York accent...he said.....”those assholes”...”They were OUR hostages”...”We were under attack for a WEEK”...”tell the president to get these guys.” LOL we have a Joe the Sailor. heh heh

Wow second attempt that he jumped to his freedom, and this time it worked. Fantastic . Captain Phillips jumping overboard once again, providing the opportunity for the rescuers to shoot the pirates. Before the pirates could respond, the Navy opened fire on the three pirates who were still on the lifeboat. I don't know if the fourth that was captured was on the USS Bainbridge in negotiation, or if that person was another Somali. GREAT NEWS!!!


Fox just started to read a statement from Obama - it expressed tepid joy at the Captain’s release, praise for the military, blah, blah, blah, and Fox just stopped reading it and went to their military analyst Cowan, as if Obama were immaterial. Cowan did say that the operation had to be authorized by the administration.

HEY Hussein, see what happens when they let them do their job. No thanks to muzzieBama.

Our guys asked Obama TWICE to be able to do somerthing and NOT UNTIL FRIDAY did he say OK. The Capt. was taken hostage on Wed. so it took that long for Obama to decide it was ok.. I guess he was worried about his Muslims.

Just in LOL
CNN idiot now asking if this will escalate violence and make the “non-violent” pirates angry???


and this................

White House Statement On Rescue....Julie Bandarass with FOX news noticed Obama's Utter Silence On The Situation




I LOVE how she is reading what Obama says and toward the end of it she says...... " and he goes on.".......LMAO Good girl. Obama has not said one word till now, Bush would have made a statement right away about the Capt. and the crew and the families.



....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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Vanished Soldiers: American Heroes Come Home




Commentary: Fallen brothers found - and lost
By Joseph L. Galloway
Micheal Yon Online

As with so much in life and in death, there was news this week that was joyous and sad and bittersweet all at once for the small community of the Vietnam War’s band of brothers of the Ia Drang Valley.

Early in the morning of December 28, 1965, a U.S. Army Huey helicopter, tail number 63-08808, lifted off from the huge grassy airfield at the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) base at An Khe in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam.

Two experienced pilots, CWO Jesse Phelps of Boise, Idaho, and CWO Kenneth Stancil of Chattanooga, Tenn., were at the controls. Behind them in the doors were crew chief Donald Grella of Laurel, Neb., and door gunner Thomas Rice Jr. of Spartanburg, S.C. All four were already veterans of the fiercest air assault battle of the war, fought the previous month in the Ia Drang.

Huey 808 was one of 10 birds in a platoon of A Company, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, led by Capt. Ed (Too Tall to Fly) Freeman. It was bound on a short, routine flight down Route 19 to an infantry field position just over the high pass between An Khe and the port city of Qui Nhon.

It was what Army aviators called an “ash and trash mission,” hauling cases of C-rations, ammunition and other essential supplies to a company of grunts preparing for an air assault mission.

Normally, all missions were flown by at least two helicopters, but this one was so brief and so routine and along a route so well known and marked by the center white line of a familiar highway that Capt. Freeman and his boss, Maj. Bruce (Ol’ Snake) Crandall, already at the Landing Zone with the rest of A Company’s 20 helicopters, agreed to waive that requirement and let 808 fly alone.

With that, 808 flew off the face of the earth. It disappeared without a word on the radio of distress or trouble. The helicopter was gone, and a massive search effort began almost immediately and continued for months, both as an organized and methodical search and by individual Huey pilots who flew anywhere near that route.

For weeks, they combed the rugged jungle hills on both sides of the road and on both sides of the mountain pass. Choppers hovered over every break in the tree cover peering down if they could see or sending crewmen rappelling down ropes to look around clearings that were not easily checked from the air.

They found nothing. The Huey and its four crewmen had vanished.

The families of the crewmen joined the ranks of those who wait for news, for hope, for some closure of an open wound. More than 1,600 American servicemen are still listed as missing in action in Vietnam.

This week, the Department of Defense liaison officers who work with MIA families called Ol’ Snake Crandall and surviving family members of the four missing crewmen to confirm that after 43 years, search teams following one of thousands of leads had found and positively identified the wreckage of Huey 808.

In what amounts to almost an archaeological dig the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC-MIA) team assigned to this lead also recovered dog tags, other personal artifacts and some human remains. After so long a time in the acid soil of Vietnam, that usually means bone fragments and maybe a tooth or two. Often that adds up to no more than will fill a small handkerchief.

The remains will now be flown to the Central Identification Library in Hawaii and every effort will be made through DNA testing to identify them and attach a name to them.

“They told us it could take several months to complete that process,” said Shirley Haase of Omaha, Neb., the sister of crew chief Don Grella. “I only wish my mother was here for this news. She waited for so long.”

The men of Huey 808 will be coming home at last. Grieving mothers and fathers have died waiting for news that never came. Siblings have grown old. Their buddies have never forgotten and never rested in pressing for a resolution to this case.

Too Tall Ed Freeman and Ol’ Snake Crandall, his wingman and boss, never missed an opportunity to ask questions or get a little pushy with a government official, even a president of the United States or a North Vietnamese Army general, in seeking an answer to the mystery.

Too Tall Ed died last summer in a Boise, Idaho, hospital. In their final farewell visit, he and Crandall, both Medal of Honor recipients, talked about Huey 808, and Bruce promised Ed that he’d keep pushing the search as long as he lived.

A week ago, the Ia Drang fraternity buried Doc Randy Lose at the National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss. Doc was the medic of the Lost Platoon of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th U.S. Cavalry at Landing Zone X-Ray in November 1965.

Doc’s old company commander, Col. (ret.) John Herren, was there. So was Sgt. Earnie Savage, who inherited command of the Lost Platoon after Lt. Henry Herrick and three more-senior sergeants were killed in the first 10 minutes of battle after the 30-man platoon was cut off and surrounded by hundreds of North Vietnamese soldiers.

In all, nine men were killed and 13 were wounded in the opening minutes of a struggle for survival that lasted 27 hours for the cut-off Americans. Doc Lose used up all the bandages and kept plugging wounds with small rolls of C-Ration toilet paper. He crawled from man to man under intense enemy fire, was wounded twice himself and kept every one of the 13 wounded alive during the longest day and night of their lives.

Doc earned a Distinguished Service Cross for his actions, and his battalion commander, Lt. Gen. (ret) Hal Moore, and I did everything we could to get that upgraded to the Medal of Honor we think he deserved.

Doc Lose died last month, killed by the Vietnam War just as certainly as if he’d been shot in the head by a sniper during those 27 hours with the Lost Platoon. You see, my friend Doc Lose came home from Vietnam a different man. He carried wounds no one but other combat veterans could see. Doc carried the battlefield memories of suffering and death and killing, and they never let him rest.

All that’s over now. Doc has crossed the river to be with some other great soldiers. The rest of us will be along soon enough, Doc, so pop smoke when you hear us inbound. The goofy grape (purple smoke) will work just fine.


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

These men will never be forgotten, we won't ever let that happen.



......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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Happy Easter



Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion - The Prayer


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Happy Easter everyone!


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Pirates Seize U.S.-Owned, Italy Flagged Tugboat



Suggestion for the 0ne-a-Day crisis resident in the White House
Hit the floor (with the US Navy SEALs)



Sources:

Reuters

UPDATE: Reuters


Pirates seized a U.S.-owned and Italian-flagged tugboat with 16 crew on Saturday in the latest hijacking in the busy Gulf of Aden waterway, a regional maritime group said.

Andrew Mwangura, of the Mombasa-based East African Seafarers' Assistance Programme, said the crew were believed to be unharmed on the tugboat, which he added was operated from the United Arab Emirates.

UPDATE:

The tugboat, with enough fuel and food on board to last a month, was believed to be heading toward the Somali coast, the head of the Italian company that owns the boat told Reuters.

"I've entered into contact with the families (of the crew)," Claudio Bartolotti, head of Ravenna-based Micoperi Srl, said, adding there were also five Romanians and one Croatian on board.

Bartolotti denied reports the 75-metre-long tugboat was U.S.-owned, saying his company had recently purchased it.

NATO alliance officials on a warship in the region had previously described the boat as U.S.-owned, Italian-flagged.

Andrew Mwangura, of the Mombasa-based East African Seafarers' Assistance Programme, said the tugboat's crew were believed to be unharmed.

He said the tugboat was towing two barges at the time of capture but there were no details about their cargo.

"This incident shows the pirates are becoming more daring and violent," Mwangura told Reuters by phone.
Bartolotti said he received an email around midday (1000 GMT) informing him that the pirates had taken the ship. He said it came from the tugboat captain's email address but did not appear to be written by him.
He said calls to the boat so far had not been answered.
Bartolotti said he had received word that an Italian navy warship, the Maestrale, was heading toward the area where the tugboat was hijacked.

Somali pirates have stepped up attacks in March after a lull at the start of 2009.


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

Well since Obama is not doing what he should about this..... maybe we can HOPE t he pirates CHANGE their minds and leave us alone. Since Obama is into HOPE and CHANGE it might work. LOL


....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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Cpl. Jason Jones,3rd Marine Division, Earns Silver Star Medal


Cpl. Jason Jones is pictured in the Kunar province of eastern Afghanistan just hours after a firefight where he earned the Silver Star.



For Courage and Valor, Corporal on Okinawa Earns Silver Star Medal for Selfless Heroism on Front Lines

by Lance Cpl. Paul Zellner

The day started like any other day in eastern Afghanistan, moderate temperature, sunny; hardly a cloud in the sky.

But for three Marines, a platoon of Afghan national soldiers and a platoon of Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne, the day would turn to bloodshed, sacrifice and one Marine's tale of heroism.

The U.S. - Afghan team was attacked by more than 200 enemy forces firing small-arms and rocket-propelled grenades.

Many members of the team became disorganized and discouraged facing the overwhelming odds.

Cpl. Jason Jones, one of three Marines embedded with the two platoons of soldiers, seized the initiative and began firing his weapon at the enemy while encouraging and guiding his comrades to organize a counter attack.

Jones' actions grew bolder as casualties mounted and the firefight intensified.

He sprinted across the terrain under heavy enemy fire to a wounded Afghan soldier and pulled him to safety as rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire exploded around them. But the fight was not over. Members of the U.S. Army platoon were pinned down.

"We got a call on the radio saying 'we're dying, we're dying and I'm the last one left,'" said Jones, the 24 year-old native of San Angelo, Texas. "I figured we needed to do something about it."

With bullets still flying, Jones again crossed 130 meters of fire-swept ground wielding a M-240B machine gun. Jones, with fire support from other members of the team, suppressed the attackers long enough to allow him to reach the wounded soldiers and provide life-saving aid.

For his valor, heroism and bravery under fire, Jones was awarded the Silver Star, the third highest decoration a U.S. service member can receive.




Jones is a four-year veteran of the Marine Corps. He graduated from Grape Creek High School, class of 2003, in San Angelo. He works in the logistics field with Headquarters and Service Company, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division.

However, while in Afghanistan, Jones was serving a 10-month auxiliary billet as a mentor to the Afghan National Army while attached to Embedded Training Team 5-3.

According to Jones, he developed a bond with his Afghan and U.S. Army counterparts - a bond that was tested under fire and survived through resolve.

"Whether it's a Marine, Sailor or Soldier, you can only hear suffering for so long before you have to do something about it," said Jones.

Jones said he took it upon himself to do exactly what Marines are taught - lead from the front.

It is easy to say Jones' actions saved lives that day, but they may have had another lasting effect.

"His actions built confidence and motivation in the Afghan national army," said Sgt. Maj. Samuel Schmidt the sergeant major of 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. "He was essentially a catalyst in changing the tide of the battle."

Though his actions are looked at as heroic by some, Jones was a bit more humble in describing his actions following an awards ceremony on Camp Schwab on April 2 where Lt. Gen. Richard C. Zilmer, III Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, pinned on his Silver Star.

"We were just taking care of business," Jones said. "A firefight that big opens your eyes to what war is really like. I wouldn't call myself a hero. The real heroes are the ones that gave their [lives] - and I'm wearing this medal for them."


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How Ahmadinejad Is Playing Obama





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

So far Dick Morris has been pretty good on calling it like it is with Obama.


....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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Steele: Obama Using ACORN For Census





newsmax

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says the Obama administration is partnering with the liberal activist organization ACORN to rig the upcoming census.

The census determines how Congressional district lines are drawn and how many House seats each state has. So the results will affect the makeup of Congress and how many electoral votes each state receives in the next presidential election.

The amount of federal funds allocated to each state also is set according to the census, which is taken every 10 years.

“It has become plain that when candidate Obama talked about change, he was talking about using the system to create permanent liberal control of the federal government,” Steele writes in a fundraising letter.
“President Obama's old friends from ACORN, the leftist, urban ‘community’ organization with a long history of promoting vote fraud, has been chosen by the Administration as a ‘partner’ with the Census Bureau to determine population counts in cities around the country.”

In an ACORN voter registration drive during the 2008 election, 400,000, or about 30 percent, of the registrations proved to be faulty, and some were fraudulent. The activity triggered investigations in 13 states.

The Obama campaign denied that ACRON was involved with its own voter registration drives.

But Steele says: “With this group's track record of coming up with countless fraudulent voter registrations in heavily Democrat areas to sway elections to ultra-liberals, you can be sure they'll be manipulating population numbers as well.”



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

Chicago dirty thug politics takes root in Washington DC.

Will Michael Steele and the Republicans actually attempt to fight this? I hope so, that is why these people have been elected. And the RNC politicans and Steele can't say they don't know what we want.

America currently has no Executive branch. It has a Democrat coup. That coup has declared war on the legitimate US government, the people of the United States, and the Constitution.

Here is one of my concerns about Michael Steele, Friday morning on the radio while subbing for Bill Bennett Stelle said..... “I like the President... I think he is a good leader for who he is leading... I think he is an honorable man”.

Michael Steele does not know which end his refuse is supposed to be ejected from.


....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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April 11, 2009

CEO Maersk Line:"This is being treated as a crime scene" and Other UPDATES





"The ship is a crime scene" according to a press conference held by John Reinhart, CEO Maersk Line speaking

A crime scene???? Did anyone else see this? I don't mean to minimize crime scenes honesly I don't. But I would not classify this hostage crisis as a crime scene. These are TERRORISTS! ~ Wild Thing



Some in the Defense Department have been frustrated by what they see as a failure to act

Obama Team Mulls Aims Of Somali Extremists
Seeing Potential Terror Threat, Officials Debate Their Options

Washington Post

Senior Obama administration officials are debating how to address a potential terrorist threat to U.S. interests from a Somali extremist group, with some in the military advocating strikes against its training camps. But many officials maintain that uncertainty about the intentions of the al-Shabab organization dictates a more patient, nonmilitary approach.

Al-Shabab, whose fighters have battled Ethiopian occupiers and the tenuous Somali government, poses a dilemma for the administration, according to several senior national security officials who outlined the debate only on the condition of anonymity.

The organization's rapid expansion, ties between its leaders and al-Qaeda, and the presence of Americans and Europeans in its camps have raised the question of whether a preemptive strike is warranted. Yet the group's objectives have thus far been domestic, and officials say that U.S. intelligence has no evidence it is planning attacks outside Somalia.

Some in the Defense Department have been frustrated by what they see as a failure to act. Many other national security officials say an ill-considered strike would have negative diplomatic and political consequences far beyond the Horn of Africa. Other options under consideration are increased financial pressure and diplomatic activity, including stepped-up efforts to resolve the larger political turmoil in Somalia.

The most recent discussion of the issue took place early this week, just before the unrelated seizure of a U.S. commercial ship in the Indian Ocean by Somali pirates who are holding the American captain of the vessel hostage for ransom.

The administration has not shied away from missile attacks, launched from unmanned aircraft, in Pakistan, targeting what U.S. intelligence says are top members of al-Qaeda. Evidence against al-Shabab in Somalia is far murkier and the argument in favor of a strike is based on the potential threat the group poses to American interests.

"There is increasing concern about what terrorists operating in Somalia might do," a U.S. counterterrorism official said. According to other senior officials, the camps have graduated hundreds of fighters.

The FBI and intelligence officials have said that at least 20 young Somali American men have left this country for Somalia in recent years to train and fight with al-Shabab against the Somali government and occupying Ethiopian military forces. In February, a naturalized American -- 27-year-old Shirwa Ahmed of Minneapolis -- killed himself and many others in a suicide bombing in Somalia.

The Bush administration asserted that some of al-Shabab's original leaders were responsible for the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and maintained ties to al-Qaeda. Last year, it added the group to its list of terrorist organizations. "There are indications that al-Qaeda has provided support for training activity" in the camps, said a U.S. counterterrorism official.
American officials do not discount the threat of an attack on the United States or Europe. "To the extent that the al-Shabab leadership talks to the al-Qaeda leadership in Pakistan," the counterterrorism official said, "if that occurs with increasing frequency, then our concerns will grow even stronger."

For the moment, however, U.S. officials are more concerned about attacks in Somalia and in the region. "We're talking about . . . U.S. and Western interests, as well as potential attacks against other countries in Africa."

The newness of the Obama administration, one senior military official, has slowed the decision process even more.

They are "walking slowly," the official said, "and for the players with continuity, the frustration continues to grow."
But many on the national security team insist that it is their caution and willingness to consider all aspects of the situation that differentiate them from the overly aggressive posture of the Bush administration that they say exacerbated the terrorist threat.


Pirates repel sailors attempting to reach captain

CNN

Pirates off the eastern coast of Africa fired on U.S. sailors Saturday as they tried to reach the lifeboat where an American captain is being held, a U.S. official familiar with the situation told CNN.

The gunfire forced the sailors, who did not return fire, to turn back, the official said.

The incident took place some 12 hours ago as the guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge sent a small team toward the lifeboat, said the official.

Phillips appeared to be tied up by the pirates after the escape attempt, a Defense Department official told CNN.



U.S. Navy in Standoff With Pirates

The Wall Street Journal

The Maersk Alabama pulled into its berth in Mombasa port Saturday evening, while U.S. warships tried to stop Somali pirates from sending reinforcements to a lifeboat where the Alabama's capitain is being held hostage off Africa's eastern coast.

About seven Alabama crewmembers, clad in blue overalls and hardhats, watched from the railings as the ship was pulled into its berth. A few waved and one pumped his fist as the ship approached the dock, which was covered with journalists wielding cameras and notebooks, as a helicopter rented by the Associated Press hovered overhead.

The ship had visible security: several men in flak jackets, camouflage and automatic weapons could be seen moving about the ship. U.S. Navy Seals were reportedly on board the ship.

When the ship got into shouting distance to the reporters, an older crewmember wearing a goatee who said his name was Ken Quinn, leaned over to answer a few questions from the media.

Mr. Quinn called Capt. Richard Phillips, who surrendered himself to safeguard his men, a hero. "The whole crew misses him," Mr. Quinn said. "We owe the captain our lives."

Mr. Quinn said the pirates attacked about 7 a.m. Wednesday.

"They woke me up out of bed," he said.

Another man said the pirates had climbed aboard by throwing a rope over the side of the boat, and that he and the other crew hid in what he said was a "secure area."

Then the captain "took care of us," he said, without elaborating.

Mr. Quinn pointed to another crewmember, saying "This man was a hero -- he took down the pirate!" The man, a younger crewmember who smoked at least two cigarettes as the ship docked, said his name was Atm Reza, chief engineer. Mr. Reza said he led a pirate named Abdul Mohamed down to the engine room and attacked the pirate with an ice pick.

U.S. rules of engagement prevent the Americans using their vastly superior fighting power to engage the pirates if there is any danger to civilians.



FBI Investigating Somali Pirates for Potential Charges

FOX news

FBI agents are investigating the Somali pirates who hijacked a U.S. ship and are holding its captain hostage, U.S. officials said Saturday, raising the possibility of federal charges against the men if they are captured.

Attorney General Eric Holder said this past week that the Justice Department had not seen a case of piracy against a U.S. ship in hundreds of years. But authorities have prepared for such an event as the threat of piracy along the African coast has risen.

"If there were ever a U.S. victim of one of these attacks or a U.S. shipping line that were a victim, our Justice Department has said that it would favorably consider prosecuting such apprehended pirates," Stephen Mull, the acting undersecretary of state for international security and arms control, told Congress last month.

Whether charges ever get filed depends on how the standoff plays out. If the pirates are captured at sea, it will be much easier for U.S. authorities to prosecute.



Wild Thing's comment......

The panzy man now occupies the White House, he is hiding in the Lincoln bedroom. He can't even come out to make a statement. Our enemies know Obama is weak and they will take full advantage for the next four years.

WTH is going on? Do we now allow terrorists to fire on the U.S. military with no return fire?


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Captain Richard Phillips Still Held Hostage ~ Obama Still No Public Comment



John Bolton comments about Obama statements....and the situation. John Bolton calls AG Holden comments pathetic.


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Pirates are moving a hijacked German freighter into position as a reinforcement in a stand-off with the US Navy over an American hostage.


SKY News

The Hansa Stavanger is heading to the area in the Indian Ocean where cargo ship captain Richard Phillips was seized, a pirate source said.

The 20,000-ton ship, which was taken a week ago between Kenya and the Seychelles, has a crew of 24, of whom five are German.

Fox News correspondent Greg Palkot, who is in the Kenyan port of Mombasa, told Sky News:

"What the pirates are saying they intend to do is transfer the American and the four pirates from the lifeboat onto this other boat.
"They think the Americans wouldn't attack one or the other because they would be afraid of killing people."

"We are not afraid of the Americans," one of the pirates told Reuters by satellite phone.

The pirates holding Phillips have demanded $2m (£1.6m) for his release and a guarantee of their own safety.


UPDATE as I was posting above information...update below


Hijacked German Vessel Heads Back to Somalia After Attempt to Reach Standoff

FOX News

Pirates on a German ship with 24 foreign hostages said Saturday they had returned to the Somali coast after failing to locate the scene of a standoff involving an American captive on a drifting lifeboat, Reuters reported.

The pirates hoped to use the hijacked 20,000-ton container vessel, Hansa Stavanger, as a "shield" to reach fellow pirates holding American ship captain Richard Phillips.

"We have come back to Haradheere coast. We could not locate the lifeboat," a pirate on the ship told Reuters. "We almost got lost because we could not find the bearing of the lifeboat."

Mohamed Samaw, a resident of the pirate stronghold in Eyl, Somalia, claims to have a "share" in a British-owned ship hijacked Monday, said four foreign vessels held by pirates were headed toward the lifeboat.

"We are not intending to harm the captain, so that we hope our colleagues would not be harmed as long as they hold him," a pirate who identified himself as Badow said. "All we need, first, is a safe route to escape with the captain, and then (negotiate) ransom later."

President Barack Obama, who is getting regular updates on the standoff, made no public comment about it Friday for a third day.


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

"We have come back to Haradheere coast. We could not locate the lifeboat," a pirate on the ship told Reuters. "We almost got lost because we could not find the bearing of the lifeboat."

Pirates apparently can't navigate like they used to.

Obama ducks question on pirates


When asked about the kidnapped American captain in a blatant act of war, Obambi replied, "guys, we're talking about housing right now". Then had the reporters escorted from the room.

When not bowing to Muslim kings, he is ducking Muslim pirates.


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Act Forces Congress' Return to Limited Government





Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz



Legislator to colleagues: 'Your laws not authorized by Constitution'

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As a reminder of the federal government's limited powers, 20 representatives want to ensure that every single piece of legislation passing through Congress includes a statement citing specific constitutional authority for enacting it.

Sponsored by Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz., H.R. 450, or the Enumerated Powers Act, states,

"Each Act of Congress shall contain a concise and definite statement of the constitutional authority relied upon for the enactment of each portion of that Act. The failure to comply with this section shall give rise to a point of order in either House of Congress. …"

When he introduced the proposal Jan. 9, Shadegg gave a House floor speech reminding his colleagues of limited authority granted in the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution.

It states, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
"What that means is that the Founding Fathers intended our national government to be a limited government, a government of limited powers that cannot expand its legislative authority into areas reserved to the states or to the people," Shadegg said. "As the final amendment in the 10 Bill of Rights, it is clear that the Constitution establishes a Federal Government of specifically enumerated and limited powers."

For that reason, Shadegg said he has introduced the Enumerated Powers Act each year that he's been in Congress.

"This measure would enforce a constant and ongoing re-examination of the role of our national government," he said. "… It is simply intended to require a scrutiny that we should look at what we enact and that, by doing so, we can slow the growth and reach of the Federal Government, and leave to the states or the people, those functions that were reserved to them by the Constitution."

Shadegg said the act would perform three important functions:

1. It would encourage members of Congress to consider whether their proposed legislation belongs in the federal level in the allocation of powers or whether it belongs with the states or the people.

2. It would force lawmakers to include statements explaining by what authority they are acting.

3. It would give the U.S. Supreme Court the ability to scrutinize constitutional justification for every piece of legislation. If the justification does not hold up, the courts and the people could hold Congress accountable and eliminate acts that reach beyond the scope of the Constitution.

He said the Founding Fathers granted specific, limited powers to the national government to protect the people's freedom.

"As a result, the Constitution gives the Federal Government only 18 specific enumerated powers, just 18 powers," Shadegg noted.

Beginning with President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, he said, Congress has ignored the 10th Amendment and greatly expanded federal government.

"Let me be clear," he said. "Virtually all the measures which go beyond the scope of the powers granted to the Federal Government by the 10th amendment are well-intentioned. But unfortunately, many of them are not authorized by the Constitution. The Federal Government has ignored the Constitution and expanded its authority into every aspect of human conduct, and quite sadly, it is not doing many of those things very well."

While many believe government "can do anything," that is not what the Founding Fathers intended for the nation, Shadegg contends.




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

It’s a wonderful idea! President Reagon required this of his staff for any new regulation. It cut down on a lot of BS.

I sure hope it will pass, but reality says it won't. BUT the thing is as things keep getting worse and worse because of B.Hussein maybe some demcorats will see that this bill is very much needed.



....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 Signs PLO Office Waiver



Sean Hannity's report ( October 2008) extensively on the close association between former suspected PLO operative Rashid Khalidi and Barack Obama. Obama funnelled thousands of dollars to Khalidi's anti-Israel Foundation.


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Politico

President Barack Obama signed a waiver Thursday that will allow the Palestinian Liberation Organization to retain its office in Washington, D.C.

A law passed in 1987 barred the operation of such an office, but legislation has permitted presidents to waive the requirement for six months at a time. President Bill Clinton allowed the PLO mission to open in 1994, and presidential waivers have been regularly issued ever since.

"I hereby determine and certify that it is important to the national security interests of the United States to waive" the restriction, Obama wrote in the determination sent Thursday to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The waiver was released at about the same time that Obama was having a Passover Seder at the White House with friends and members of his staff.

The $83.4 billion supplemental spending bill Obama sent to Congress Thursday contains $800 million "to support the Palestinian people, strengthen the Palestinian Authority and provide humanitarian assistance for the crisis in Gaza," a statement from the Office of Management and Budget said.


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

"The waiver was released at about the same time that Obama was having a Passover Seder at the White House with friends and members of his staff. "

Talk about spitting in someone's face.

Well if they can't find Obama in the Oval Office they know now they can go look at the PLO office with his friends.




Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (6)


Major Leftist Indoctrination Group Poses As Vets Aid Org







ALERT To False Front Predators

An insidious, treacherous, anti-military, anti-democracy and anti-capitalist organization called “Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America”, IAVA, is posing as a veteran’s aid and support group in an attempt to turn the last non-Leftist bastion of America into the Left’s mightiest arm of real force.

They are dedicated to one mission, and one mission only: indoctrinate the average service member into a Leftist ideologue loyal to George Soros’ and Obama’s neo-Marxist revolution. Go to this link and scroll down to the bottom, and you will see the IAVA’s “report card” on politicians’ performance as supporters of the troops. John McCain is given a D, Barack Obama a B.

George Soros is a financier of the IAVA. ( From Blackfive: But Burden says what really bothers him about IAVA’s report card is its insistence that its grades are nonpartisan. He points to IAVA’s funding: Jonathan Soros, son of liberal financier George Soros, is sponsoring the group’s annual dinner next month. At the same time, the IAVA uses technology provided by Democracy in Action, a self-described “progressive nonprofit” that provides discount services to liberal groups. And, Burden points out, Rieckhoff once delivered the Democratic response to one of President Bush’s radio addresses.) They used to operate under the moniker Operation Truth before they came up with the less radical sounding IAVA.

The IAVA, led by Paul Rieckhoff, claims to operate as as a “non-partisan” group, but as you can tell by both the report card linked above, and the fact that Rieckhoff blogs exclusively for the Huffington Post as the face of the IAVA, they are anything but. You can put the fact that Rieckhoff makes such a bluster about his alleged “firecely non-partisan” stance into the “Me thinks thou do protest too much” file.

Anyone who operates behind such a curtain of blatant deception is a coward, a predator, and fits the vernacular appellation of “weasel”. Don’t presume that the term “traitor’ hasn’t come to my mind, either.

Predatory IAVA commercial:


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

The scumbag spokesman for this group, Paul Rieckhoff, is a far left liberal. These are real low lifes, like John Kerry and Murtha.


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

Army Combat Engineers
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Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent



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Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM | Comments (12)


Ari Fleischer Fires Back At Mainstream Media Over Biden Story





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

Good for Ari to speak up about this. The dems have had afield day bashing Bush and it feels good when
our side speaks up against the lies of the left.

My guess is the wait for Biden to prove he did not lie will be as long a wait as we have had waiting for John Kerry and his 108 , or B.Hussein Obama and his birth certificate, and the proof we need from them.


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:44 AM | Comments (4)


Retired Navy Admiral Arleigh Burke and the USS Bainbridge




Arleigh Burke put Destroyers on the map. Exceptional courage and leadership. One of the many reasons we won the 2nd World War. He got the Nickname '31 knot' Burke because he would run his Destroyers just under the point of blowing up the boilers, hence usually averaged a speed of 31 knots.

One of Burke's first and foremost priorities as CNO was the development of a solid propellant fleet ballistic missile.

He established the Special Projects Office, appointed RADM William Raborn as head, and gave him wide latitude to accomplish the objective. Polaris was the result.

Another priority was construction of nuclear powered surface ships - carriers, cruisers, and destroyers. USS LONG BEACH and USS ENTERPRISE were authorized and built, and USS BAINBRIDGE and USS TRUXTUN followed. He pressed for conversion of cruisers to employ guided missiles and their introduction in other ships to defend against air attack.

Antisubmarine warfare programs were accelerated and an Atlantic Fleet Antisubmarine Defense Force was established to test and evaluate sensors and weapons, and to develop tactics and coordination of air, surface, and submarine forces. He took pains to ensure that the Navy achieved and maintained a high state of readiness.



The USS Bainbridge is a Burke class destroyer launched drones that monitored the incident and kept radio contact with the pirates.



ADMIRAL ARLEIGH BURKE, USN (RET) ........"RELENTLESS IN COMBAT, RESOURCEFUL IN COMMAND, AND REVERED BY HIS CREWS...THE SAILOR'S SAILOR."

DOD

BETHESDA, MARYLAND (NNS)

Retired Navy Admiral Arleigh Burke, the U.S. Navy's most famous destroyer squadron combat commander and Chief of Naval Operations from 1955 to 1961, passed away today at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. He was 94.

The 42-year Navy veteran retired from active duty in 1961 after an unprecedented three terms as Chief of Naval Operations. A 1923 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he was best remembered for his World War II command of Destroyer Squadron 23, who came to be known as the "Little Beavers" after their insignia based on the comic strip character.

In the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, in November 1943, Burke brilliantly distinguished himself in leading several torpedo attacks which sank a number of Japanese warships. At the end of the month he repeated his performance at the battle of Cape St. George, New Ireland. The final score of "Little Beavers" sinkings was one enemy cruiser, nine destroyers, one submarine and several small vessels, plus some 30 planes shot down.

Burke's ability to lead his squadron in spectacular dashes at high speeds earned him the nickname "31 Knot Burke."

"The nation has lost a true hero," said Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton. "Arleigh Burke was a patriot in the most classic tradition. He will be remembered as the very embodiment of honor, courage, and commitment. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."
The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Mike Boorda said, "Admiral Arleigh Burke defined what it means to be a Naval officer; relentless in combat, resourceful in command, and revered by his crews. He was the Sailor's Sailor. The entire Navy grieves as it remembers 'Thirty-one knot' Burke."

The Navy recently named an entire class of destroyers, the most modern and capable destroyers ever built, the "Arleigh Burke Class" after the WWII hero.

During the commissioning of USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51) in 1991, Admiral Burke issued a characteristic challenge to the ship's crew. "This ship is built to fight," he said. "You'd better know how."

Admiral Burke once described his approach to life as "...an old-time philosophy -- a philosophy of realism. You must always ask yourself the question, 'What is important in life?'...I think I did my best and even tried to do a little more. But I don't think it's very important that I be remembered...the ideas I stood for should be remembered."

In January 1977, he was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom.


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

This hostage crisis has connections to some very powerful, amazing history in the
destroyer the USS Bainbridge. As I was reading the link that Mark sent to me, I had such a strong feeling of what it would be like to have a CIC, a President that cared to know about the history of our military, about our destroyers and those that have been leaders like Retired Navy Admiral Arleigh Burke.

Then I felt how sad it is that we have come to a place in our country where jokes on late night talk shows have been done simply by interviewing people walking around outside and asking them who is the Vice President and where is Mount Rushmore located and they have no clue. But how can we be upset with these idiots when the much more shocking thing is the ONE in our White House that referred to Peal Harbor as a BOMB was dropped. A BOMB, not bombs but one lone bomb. A person that will only use our military and not respect it , not even if his life depended on it and it does as our does every day that we live in the land of the free.

Thank God for men in our history like Retired Navy Admiral Arleigh Burke and all our Veterans that have served and our troops today. Each one knowing that freedom is not a throw away word not the lives that gave it to 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 03:42 AM | Comments (6)


Taps Played on the Horn With The Heart of a Child


This is truly beautiful coming from Melissa Venema, a 13 year-old Dutch trumpeter and playing with the Johann Straus Orchestra.



Excerpt from Andre Rieu’s concert during the World Stadium Tour in Amsterdam Arena, the Netherlands, on 28 June 2008.

Amazingly beautiful .. Melissa Venema, age 13, is the trumpet soloist.

Here is “Taps” played in its entirety.

The Original version of ‘Taps’ was called ‘Last Post’, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801.


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:40 AM | Comments (8)


April 10, 2009

God Bless Rove, He Calls Biden 'Liar' After VP Boasts of Scolding Bush


Former George W. Bush White House adviser Rove tells FOX News' Megyn Kelly that Vice President Joe Biden is simply creating fictional stories when it comes to the supposed details of a particular meeting with the former president.



Rove Calls Biden 'Liar' After VP Boasts of Scolding Bush

FOX news

Republican strategist Karl Rove called Vice President Biden a "liar" on Thursday, dramatically escalating a feud between Biden and aides to former President George W. Bush over Biden's claims to have rebuked Bush in private meetings.

"I hate to say this, but he's a serial exaggerator," Rove told FOX News. "If I was being unkind I would say liar. But it is a habit he ought to drop."

Rove added: "You should not exaggerate and lie like this when you are the Vice President of the United States."

Biden's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment, although Biden spokesman Jay Carney told Fox on Wednesday: "The vice president stands by his remarks."

Carney was referring to two controversial assertions by Biden, the latest coming Tuesday during an interview on CNN.

"I remember President Bush saying to me one time in the Oval Office," Biden began, "'Well, Joe,' he said, 'I'm a leader.' And I said: 'Mr. President, turn and around look behind you. No one is following.'"

The exchange is purely "fictional," said Rove, who was Bush's top political adviser in the White House.

"It didn't happen," Rove, a FOX News contributor and former Bush adviser, told Megyn Kelly in an interview taped for "On The Record." "It's his imagination; it's a made-up, fictional world.

"He ought to get out of it and get back to reality," Rove added. "He's making this up out of whole cloth."


Bush Aides Challenge Biden's Boasts of Oval Office Slapdowns

FOX news

I remember President Bush saying to me one time in the Oval Office," Biden told CNN, "'Well, Joe,' he said, 'I'm a leader.' And I said: 'Mr. President, turn and around look behind you. No one is following.'"

That exchange never took place, according to numerous Bush aides who also dispute a similar assertion by Biden in 2004, when the former senator from Delaware told scores of Democratic colleagues that he had challenged Bush's moral certitude about the Iraq war during a private meeting in the Oval Office. Two years later, Biden repeated his story about dressing down the president.

"When I speak to the president - and I have had plenty of opportunity to be with the president, at least prior to the last election, a lot of hours alone with him. I mean, meaning me and his staff," Biden said on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" in April 2006. "And the president will say things to me, and I'll literally turn to the president, say: 'Mr. President, how can you say that, knowing you don't know the facts?' And he'll look at me and he'll say - my word - he'll look at me and he'll say: 'My instincts.' He said: 'I have good instincts.' I said: 'Mr. President, your instincts aren't good enough.'"

Bush aides now dispute the veracity of both assertions by Biden.

"I never recall Biden saying any of that," former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said after reviewing detailed notes of Bush's White House meetings with Biden, which include numerous direct quotes from Biden. "I find it odd that he said he met with him alone all the time. I don't think that's true."


Wild Thing's comment......

I’m glad someone finally said it. It drives me nuts how politcians and spokespeople for politicians will not come out and say someone is lying. They’re always tiptoeing around actually saying someone is lying. Biden is such an idiot.

I am so glad Rove is speaking up...keep it coming Rove!!

Democrats Lies just a few of many I will list below:

Al Gore invented the Internet.

Bill Clinton recalled the black churches burning in the Arkansas of his youth.

John Kerry could have made Christopher Reeve walk.

Hillary dodged sniper fire in Bosnia.

Obama was born as a result of Selma.

Biden says he he told off W.



....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 02:40 PM | Comments (6)


American Captain Tries Daring Escape from Somali Pirates



Somali Pirates Foil Escape, Threaten to Kill American Captain


ABC news

Somali pirates recaptured an American captain who tried a daring escape from their lifeboat during the night and then threatened to kill him if the U.S. Navy attempts to rescue him.

Phillips, the captain of the freighter Maersk Alabama that was hijacked by pirates and then retaken by his American crew, tried to single handedly end the standoff during the night.

He and four pirates have been bobbing in the water for three days. The boat can hold 76 people, so there is room for them to move around at times.

At one point during the night, Phillips courageously leaped off and began swimming for freedom, officials told ABC News. Almost immediately, a pirate jumped in after Phillips and dragged him back to the boat, officials said.

The entire drama was captured by a drone flying overhead that sent back live color video to the nearby U.S. warship, the Bainbridge, officials said.

Once recaptured, Phillips was back with four pirates in the 28-foot lifeboat. The pirates, out of gas but armed with AK-47 rifles, insisted on taking Phillips back to Somalia to hold him for ransom. They are about 300 miles from shore.

Hours after Phillips' failed escape, the pirates' leader in Somalia let it be known that they want a ransom for Phillips and that they will kill him if the Navy uses force against them.

A Somali who helped negotiate a ransom last year for a Ukranian freighter loaded with Russian tanks and other weapons, told the Associated Press that the strategy for the lifeboat is being handled ashore.

They want to be able to bring Phillips to Somalia and then negotiate his ransom, the Somali negotiator told the AP.

Tensions escalated around the little boat today, with both sides sending reinforcements to the scene.

The U.S. destroyer Bainbridge has been keeping an eye on the four pirates in recent days and has been joined by another warship, the Halyburton, which carries two helicopters.

The pirates also claim to be sending reinforcements, hijacked ships with their captured crews as human shields.

"The pirates have summoned assistance -- skiffs and motherships are heading toward the area from the coast," a Nairobi-based diplomat, who spoke on condition on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media, told the AP. "We knew they were gathering yesterday."



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

The Seals were not ready for a rescue because Obama didn’t even let them go in the water. Obama has given the order for the Navy NOT to shoot, and is NOT allowing the SEALs into the water. They have been waiting for Hussein's go ahead.

It isn't just Capt. Phillips being held hostage. He represents America to the world right now and every Jihadist knows it. This puts us in great jeopardy as it will only embolden and encourage those who want to destroy America.

It is inconceivable that when Phillips was able to separate himself from the terrorists and got in the water that a SEAL team wasn't at the ready to aid him. This entire incident should be over by now but instead it is escalating to a major international incident.

Prayers up for the Captain and his family. God forbid, if something happens to him, it will be Obama’s fault totally.



Posted by Wild Thing at 01:15 PM | Comments (12)


John Kerry Calls For Pirate Hearings As Drama Continues




Kerry calls for pirate hearings as drama continues

The Hill

By Bridget Johnson

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called for hearings on the mounting piracy threat as the fate of an American cargo-ship captain remained in limbo Thursday.

"These acts of piracy off of Somalia’s coastline may seem surreal, but they’re all too real and a thorough policy debate is long overdue," said Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in a statement. "When Americans, including at least one from Massachusetts, are endangered, you’ve got a complicated and dangerous international situation brewing, and that includes questions about a hot-pursuit policy on Somalia’s coastline."

The 20-member crew of the Maersk Alabama, which was carrying food from the World Food Program and the United States Agency for International Development to Kenya, managed to wrest control of the ship from the pirates after the Wednesday hijacking, but the ship's captain, Richard Phillips, was taken by pirates into a lifeboat that was drifting near the Alabama and the USS Bainbridge guided missile destoyer, which had arrived on scene to aid the ship.

On Thursday, the FBI had joined Department of Defense efforts to secure Phillips's release.

The pirate attack was not only the first on American sailors in 200 years, but the sixth in the span of a week along the lawless Somali coast.

"There have been more than 50 attacks in the area this year alone and the problem isn’t going away," Kerry said. "I plan to hold hearings to further examine the growing threat of piracy and all the policy options that need to be on the table before the next fire drill becomes an international incident with big implications.”
Vice President Biden was less forthcoming about the unfolding drama when asked at an economic recovery meeting Thursday what the U.S. was going to do about the pirates. "This is being worked on around the clock since this happened, and — but I'm not in a position, right now, to comment on it," Biden said as pool reporters were shown the door.
The Defense Department was similarly hushed Thursday. “There’s intense interest in this, and I appreciate that, but I must ask that you appreciate the fact that this is an ongoing and unfolding situation,” Defense spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters at the Pentagon. “For those reasons, I will not talk in any detail of what the military aspect of this may or may not be.”

Somali Foreign Minister Mohamed Omaar said Thursday, "The pirates are playing with fire and have got themselves into a situation where they have to extricate themselves because there is no way they can win."

Somalia's government has previously pledged to do more to combat piracy, but it only controls a few square miles in a country nearly the size of Texas.

Last December, the U.N. Security Council approved land and air attacks by other nations on pirate bases in Somalia. The U.S., the European Union, China, India and Iran contribute to patrols in the Gulf of Aden, but that has just driven pirates farther down the 1,900-mile Somali coast.



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

Kerry probably wants the pirates to come before Senate hearings so they can ask the pirates what they can do for them.

Or maybe Kerry will write a few after-action reports and give himself a few more phony medals for fighting (pirates) , and then of course make the piracy problem America’s fault.

When they hold hearings, don’t they usually call the other side to testify? Will Kerry be subpoenaing the pirates?

Quote from John Kerry about the terrorists after 9-11 ....''We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance,'' Kerry said.



....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 05:55 AM | Comments (8)


Terrorists Pirates Are In For A Ship Storm




Pirates Are In For A Ship Storm

US Destroyer Closes in on Hostage Boat

New York Post

A US Navy destroyer yesterday shivered the timbers of a hapless group of Somali pirates stranded on the high seas in a lifeboat.

"We are surrounded by warships and don't have time to talk," one terrified pirate told a Reuters reporter who reached him via a satellite phone.
"Please pray for us."

But the four blubbering buccaneers refused to release the American skipper, Capt. Richard Phillips, their hostage in the tiny boat off Somalia as the 510-foot destroyer USS Bainbridge and other naval vessels kept close watch. All the while, negotiators tried to secure Phillips' release via telephone and radio.

"We are trying to resolve this is a peaceful manner," said Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman. "Should the US come into custody of the pirates, you can be assured a component of our strategy is to hold these individuals accountable for their crimes."

US Central Command boss Gen. David Petraeus said the military will increase its presence near the Horn of Africa in response to the first pirate seizure of an American vessel in more than 200 years.

"I can tell you there definitely will be more ships in that area within the next 24 to 48 hours," Petraeus said. "This is a very complex situation, though, because you have a hostage situation."

At least one pirate was talking tough, telling Bloomberg News from the lifeboat, "The situation will end soon."

The pirate identified as Da'ud said if the Americans "attempt to use any military operation I am sure that nobody will survive."

Abdi Garad, a pirate commander, said from the Somali port of Eyl, "We are planning to reinforce our colleagues, who told us that a Navy ship was closing in on them."

But experts, noting the Bainbridge's massive firepower, scoffed at Garad's bravado -- and a report that two boats of armed pirates were bound for the standoff scene.

"No one is coming to the pirates' rescue, that's for sure," said retired US Navy Cmdr. Kirk Lippold.
"It's a waiting game and time is on the Navy's side. The pirates are in a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean. The only card they have to play is the captain."

President Obama was briefed on the situation as Navy negotiators continued efforts to have the pirates free Phillips.


U.S. military already prepared with battle plans for Somalia pirates, say intelligence sources

New York Daily News

U.S. military commanders have already prepared battle plans for ending the scourge of piracy on the high seas off Somalia if President Obama pulls the trigger, sources told the Daily News Wednesday.

The Navy sent a warship to intercept Somali pirates Wednesday who hijacked a U.S.-flagged freighter, as commanders weighed military options for nailing the brigands' bases.

Retired U.S. Ambassador Robert Oakley, who was special envoy to Somalia in the 1990s, said U.S. special operations forces have drawn up detailed plans to attack piracy groups where they live on land, but are awaiting orders from the Obama national security team.

"Our special operations people have been itching to clean them up. So far, no one has let them," Oakley told the Daily News.
The veteran diplomat, who also was ambassador to Pakistan, said teams of Army Delta Force or Navy SEALs "could take care of the pirates in 72 hours" if given the order to strike.
"They have plans on the table but are waiting for the green light," Oakley said.




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

"President Obama was briefed on the situation"

I can't help but laugh at this part of it. We keep seeing how Obama has been briefed, it is making me feel like when we see in an article how the reporter tried to contact the person the article is about and there was NO comment or response to the call. haha

This is a serious situation and I am in no way laughing at that. Only how Obama is so weak and not present in any of this....only that he has been briefed. So much for that 3:00 in the morning phone call. Obama would have his teleprompter answering the phone. Half awake he hands the phone over and says without opening his eyes...it's for you ( to the teleprompter).

Prayer for Capt Richard Phillips and his wife and family and to the rest of the crew and also to the rest of our Americans involved in taking care of this hostage crisis.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (8)


Obama and Democrats Desperate For Future Votes Will Push Immigration Bill




Lou Dobbs show April 9th,2009
The Obama administration has already demonstrated a willingness to weaken immigration law enforcement in the United States. Now the administration is being asked to suspend all immigration raids while census workers count the U.S. population next year. As Casey Wian reports, that request could politicize the 2010 census..

It is important to note that suspected usurper Obama has hire or appointed some real scurvy pro-Reconquista characters such as the likes of the Tan Klan's Cecilia Munoz, and CASA de Maryland's Thomas Perez.


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Obama 'to begin immigration reform' ( AMNESTY or Obama wants the ILLEGALS Votes)


The Australian

US President Barack Obama aims to draft legislation this year allowing illegal immigrants to become legal citizens as part of a major overhaul of the US immigration system, the New York Times said today.

“While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Obama plans to begin addressing the country's immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to become legal,” the Times reported, citing a senior administration official.
Mr Obama will portray the effort as “policy reform that controls immigration and makes it an orderly system,” said Cecilia Munoz, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs in the White House.
“He intends to start the debate this year,” Ms Munoz told the Times.

As a US senator from Illinois, Mr Obama in 2007 voted in favour of immigration reform and made it one of his top campaign issues, winning the key support of 66 per cent of some 10 million registered Hispanic voters on election day.

A majority of new US immigrants are Hispanics from neighbouring Mexico and also from across Central and South America.

Mr Obama “plans to speak publicly about the issue in May ... and over the summer he will convene working groups, including lawmakers from both parties and a range of immigration groups, to begin discussing possible legislation for as early as this fall,” the New York Times report said.

The report cited US officials as saying “the Obama administration favours legislation that would bring illegal immigrants into the legal system by recognising that they violated the law, and imposing fines and other penalties to fit the offence.

“The legislation would seek to prevent future illegal immigration by strengthening border enforcement and cracking down on employers who hire illegal immigrants, while creating a national system for verifying the legal immigration status of new workers.”


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

Will someone - anyone - in Congress or The Courts please stand up for the Rule of Law and The Constitution?!?!

This is all about getting more votes for the democrats. They are already campaigning for the next election. The traitors to our country will do anything to get more votes. And any Republican that thinks it is ok to give the illegals amnesty like RINO McCain they are traitors too and even worse, because in the end McCain's efforts to kiss up to them will not pay off in votes for any Republican.

"Mr Obama “plans to speak publicly about the issue in May"

Which day in May, on cinco de mayo? I feel for those who have been waiting years to become citizens. Welcome to Obama's new third wolrd country.

If Hussein Obama gets his 12 million new Democrat voters, the United States of America, as we know it, is finished. There will be a permanent Democrat majority and we will rapidly morph into a Marxist, Statist, welfare state, that will bow before China, Russia and the Islamists, both out of weakness and economic neccessity. Our standard of living and level of freedom will drop dramatically, and permanently.

Hussein knows he needs to push this through before the 2010 elections. If he tries and fails, there will be massive Republican pickups in both houses of congress, and he will be effecively be a one-term, lame duck. If he succeeds, we will still probably have pickups in 2010, while the illegals get naturalized, but in the long term, the rise of tyranny will be practically unstoppable.

So we have a determinative issue. Will the GOP embrace Obama’s multicultural Marxism or will it lead the fight against it? Granted, McCain will embrace Obama, but there is a chance that other GOP leaders may not capitulate.


.....Thank you Lyn (in Australia) for sending this to me.


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:48 AM | Comments (6)


Fallen Soldier's Dad, American Airlines Team Up to Ship Donated Supplies to Iraq


American Airlines


Alan Burks , father or fallen soldier


Patriot Guard Riders



Fallen soldier's dad, American Airlines team up to ship donated supplies to Iraq

Dallas Star Telegram

D/FW AIRPORT

Alan Burks invited himself on this flight, the one that took off in the early afternoon Wednesday bound for the Middle East.

On board the American Airlines 767 were 2 tons of supplies from the nonprofit he started in memory of his son Pete, an Army platoon leader from Dallas killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007. No way would Burks miss the chance to go and mingle with the troops. He took Pete’s younger brother, Zac, with him to share in the experience.

"He’s more than ready," Zac Burks said. "This has been his job basically since Pete was killed — raising money to support the troops and Iraqi children. This opportunity was a dream come true."

It is an unusual journey for American Airlines, which had never devoted an entire plane to donated supplies for a war zone. But the airline has increasingly been providing air support to related causes through its 2-year-old Veterans Initiatives program.

This just happened to be the biggest yet.

The 767, with a crew of four pilots and six flight attendants, all of whom donated their time, carried more than 20 tons of supplies for Iraqi children and several dozen entertainers from Dallas-Fort Worth to Kuwait City.

From there, the cargo and passengers were taken by Air Force aircraft into Iraq, where soldiers and Marines can take the notebooks, pencils, white boards and soccer balls to schools. Also packed on board were more than 6,000 pairs of Crocs donated by the shoemaker.

"You know the old joke about having to walk five miles to school uphill and barefoot?" said American Airlines captain Jim Palmersheim, who served in the Army and is director of Veterans Initiatives. "The truth is that a lot of these kids in Iraq actually do that."

A majority of the cargo came from Operation Iraqi Children, an organization established by actor Gary Sinise and author Laura Hillenbrand to provide basic school supplies. Palmersheim met Sinise not long ago, and the idea for the flight took shape.

The airline also contacted Alan Burks, who with Pete Burks’ fiancee established the Unsung Hero Fund in the weeks after his son’s death. That organization has since shipped 4 tons of goodies for the troops and aid for Iraqis, every bit of it handed across a post office counter.

"Most of our expenses are postage," Burks said. "That’s why it was like Christmas when they said we could get all these supplies over there for free."



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

Beautiful story about noble efforts in remembrance of our heroes. And to generous and honorable contribution by American Airlines too.

Alan Burks son Army 2nd Lt. Peter H. Burks


A Dallas soldier killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq is being remembered as a dedicated team player who felt the call to serve.

Army 2nd Lt. Peter H. Burks, 26, died Nov. 14 when his vehicle was hit just outside the Green Zone in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment

Throughout his life, 2nd Lt. Peter Haskell Burks was known as a dedicated team player, a trait he maintained as an Army troop leader in Iraq.

On Wednesday he was commanding a unit just outside the Green Zone in Baghdad when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Lt. Burks received shrapnel wounds to his head, and five of his men were injured.

"Peter's first words when the explosion happened ... he asked his men, 'Are you OK?' " said his father, Alan Burks of Celina. "Then he said, 'I'm OK.' From what we've learned from the officers who were there, he was conscious for a short period of time."

Lt. Burks, 26, died at the scene Wednesday. His body arrived Friday in Dover, Del., en route to Dallas from Iraq.

Lt. Burks' last actions were no surprise to his father.

"He told me, over and over and over again, he said: 'Dad, my job is to get my 17 guys home safe. ... Then after that I'll get myself home safe.' "



Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (8)


Obama May Block Sun's Rays to End Global Warming


Obama "We are the ones we have been waiting for"



Obama May Block Sun's Rays to End Global Warming

FOX News

WASHINGTON

The president's new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air.

John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed.

One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays. Holdren said such an experimental measure would only be used as a last resort.

"It's got to be looked at," he said. "We don't have the luxury of taking any approach off the table."

Holdren outlined several "tipping points" involving global warming that could be fast approaching.

Once such milestones are reached, such as complete loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic, it increases chances of "really intolerable consequences," he said.
Twice in a half-hour interview, Holdren compared global warming to being "in a car with bad brakes driving toward a cliff in the fog."

At first, Holdren characterized the potential need to technologically tinker with the climate as just his personal view. However, he went on to say he has raised it in administration discussions.

Holdren, a 65-year-old physicist, is far from alone in taking geoengineering more seriously.

The National Academy of Science is making climate tinkering the subject of its first workshop in its new multidiscipline climate challenges program.

The British parliament has also discussed the idea.

The American Meteorological Society is crafting a policy statement on geoengineering that says "it is prudent to consider geoengineering's potential, to understand its limits and to avoid rash deployment."

Last week, Princeton scientist Robert Socolow told the National Academy that geoengineering should be an available option in case climate worsens dramatically.

But Holdren noted that shooting particles into the air — making an artificial volcano as one Nobel laureate has suggested — could have grave side effects and would not completely solve all the problems from soaring greenhouse gas emissions.

So such actions could not be taken lightly, he said.

Still, "we might get desperate enough to want to use it," he added.

Another geoengineering option he mentioned was the use of so-called artificial trees to suck carbon dioxide — the chief human-caused greenhouse gas — out of the air and store it.

At first that seemed prohibitively expensive, but a re-examination of the approach shows it might be less costly, he said.


Some things about Holdren: This guy is one sick person! ...........
www.DiscoverTheNetwork.org


In 1969 Holdren wrote that it was imperative “to convince society and its leaders that there is no alternative but the cessation of our irresponsible, all-demanding, and all-consuming population growth.” That same year, he and professor of population studies Paul Ehrlich jointly predicted: “If … population control measures are not initiated immediately and effectively, all the technology man can bring to bear will not fend off the misery to come.”

In 1971 Holdren and Ehrlich warned that “some form of ecocatastrophe, if not thermonuclear war, seems almost certain to overtake us before the end of the century.”

Viewing capitalism as an economic system that is inherently harmful to the natural environment, Holdren and Ehrlich in 1973 called for “a massive campaign … to de-develop the United States” and other Western nations in order to conserve energy and facilitate growth in underdeveloped countries. “De-development,” they said, “means bringing our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the world resource situation.” “By de-development,” they elaborated, “we mean lower per-capita energy consumption, fewer gadgets, and the abolition of planned obsolescence.”

In 1986 Holdren predicted that “carbon dioxide-induced famines could kill as many as a billion people before the year 2020.”

On December 20, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama named Holdren as his choice to be Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.



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

Good Lord, what an idiot. These idiots are going to cause some kind of catastrophe, which is going to make so-called global warming look like a walk in the park.

'Obama looking at cooling air to fight global warming'

Never underestimate the power of large numbers of stupid people. This proves that Albert Einstein was again, 100% correct......"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits".

This below is EXCELLENT.


Founder of The Weather Channel, John Coleman, concerning Global Warming:

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create in allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the “research” to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.
Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild “scientific” scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmental conscientious citizens. Only one reporter at ABC has been allowed to counter the Global Warming frenzy with one 15 minutes documentary segment.
I do not oppose environmentalism. I do not oppose the political positions of either party. However, Global Warming, ie Climate Change, is not about environmentalism or politics. It is not a religion. It is not something you “believe in.” It is science; the science of meteorology. This is my field of life-long expertise. And I am telling you Global Warming is a non-event, a manufactured crisis and a total scam. I say this knowing you probably won’t believe a me, a mere TV weatherman, challenging a Nobel Prize, Academy Award and Emmy Award winning former Vice President of United States. So be it.
I have read dozens of scientific papers. I have talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I know I am correct. There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril. I am incensed by the incredible media glamour, the politically correct silliness and rude dismissal of counter arguments by the high priest of Global Warming.
In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious. As the temperature rises, polar ice cap melting, coastal flooding and super storm pattern all fail to occur as predicted everyone will come to realize we have been duped. The sky is not falling. And, natural cycles and drifts in climate are as much if not more responsible for any climate changes underway. I strongly believe that the next twenty years are equally as likely to see a cooling trend as they are to see a warming trend.


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM | Comments (4)


Catholics Take Offense To Obama Naming Critic of Pope Benedict to Faith-Based Panel



Catholics Take Offense to Obama Naming Critic of Pope Benedict to Faith-Based Panel

FOX News

Harry Knox, appointed by President Obama to a White House advisory council, lambasted the pope and Catholic bishops in a gay newspaper last month for their opposition to same-sex marriage.

A representative of a national gay rights group who was appointed by President Obama to a White House advisory council this week once described Pope Benedict XVI and some Catholic bishops as "discredited leaders" because of their opposition to same-sex marriage.

Harry Knox, director of the religion and faith program at Human Rights Campaign, a Washington-based gay rights group, lambasted the prelates in a gay newspaper last month for their support of Proposition 8, the successful November ballot measure that made same-sex marriage unconstitutional in California.

Knox told the Bay Area Reporter that the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic fraternal service organization, were "foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression" for their role in the campaign, saying the group "followed discredited leaders," including bishops and Pope Benedict.

"People are right to criticize the Catholic Church for anything," Donahue told FOXNews.com. "But Harry Knox is not just a critic. He's insulting. He used disdainful, disparaging terms to talk about the pope and the Catholic hierarchy. If someone were appointed using that language about homosexuals, he would be thrown out."

Donahue said he would prefer to see Obama end the faith-based initiative.

Knox did not return messages seeking comment.



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

How do you like your buddy Obama now Notre Dame??

I think the Catholic Church priests etc. will not be on Obama's A list of invitations to the White House. He sure tries to do all he can to do things like this, just like Pelosi too and Kerry are not fans of what the Catholic church 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 04:44 AM | Comments (2)


Democrat Chuck Schumer: 'Traditional Values'...'All That Is Over."


Schumer: 'The Hard Right, Which Still Believes' in 'Traditional Values'...'All That Is Over.'


Townhall

"I think President Obama has a pretty smart strategy. He is going to talk bipartisanship to the American people. But realizes until the Republican grassroots pushes their people over, if that ever happens, we are not going get change in the House or Senate."

So let me get this straight. Obama will "talk bipartisanship" but "change" won't happen until Republicans agree with Democrats. That's bipartisanship?

Exit Question: Does Obama's "strategy" of talk apply to world leaders who disagree with him?



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

I don't care who said this above, the fact that it is said by an elected official in our country makes me sick and angry. The LEFT really does want to destroy what our country has been all these years. I never in my life knew their hate was so strong, not only for Bush, but also for the citizens of our country.


'Traditional Values'...'All That Is Over."


OK so Democrats that are lurking at this blog, think about this! YOUR Schumer has just said this about traditional values and since you vote for these human being rejects then one has to think that YOU agree with him and with Obama as well. Do you see how bad this makes you look or do you just not care, or worse yet do you agree with him.

The democrat party of Ted the drunk and murderer Kennedy, Barney Frank and Pelosi, Michael Moore, Sean Penn Castor hugger, party of commies, socialist, and misfits all.

Chuck Schumer. When pond scum just isn’t vile enough.


The only silver lining to this is that America is about to discover why traditional values have held up throughout the ages. It's because they work, and are compatible with a free society.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:40 AM | Comments (5)


April 09, 2009

Obama When Asked About Pirates and Hostage Crisis :"Guys, we're talking about housing right now."



Obama speaks during a meeting with homeowners and members of his economic team about the impact of historically low interest rates at the White House in Washington April 9, 2009. Flanking Obama are Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (C) and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan (R).


Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia

Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama declined to answer reporters' questions on Thursday on a hostage crisis off the coast of Somalia, where a U.S. ship captain is being held captive by pirates.

Obama was asked to comment on the situation several times by reporters at a White House event on refinancing for homeowners. Obama, however, stuck closely to the script and replied that he wanted to remain focused on housing.


The AP is quoting Obama and his responding to the reporter:

Obama declines to answer question on piracy

AP


WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has declined to answer a question about the hostage situation off the coast of Somalia.

The president was asked about the incident as he met with U.S. homeowners about refinancing mortgages. At the close of a Roosevelt Room event, the president was asked by a reporter if he were concerned about the piracy incident.

Obama responded: "Guys, we're talking about housing right now."

Reporters were then ushered out of the room as they usually are after such events.

Obama has yet to comment publicly on the incident.


Rush speaking on Obama's lack of comment first thing on his show.
Rush: "This is President Obama voting 'present'"


Hillary Clinton Breaks Into Laughter Discussing Pirate Terror Hijacking Attack


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Wild Thing's comment......

Obama is still crafting his apology because obviously this is the fault of the US after years of arrogance.


"Guys, we're talking about housing right now."

So much for the bare minimum of vague words of support for the hostage's family. Instead, it's pretty much "Shut-up and go away."


What a moron. At least say your heart goes out to the sailors and their families. He can't even bring himself to say that, because he doesn't feel that way. I have said before there is a coldness about Obama.

The actions of Obama a panzy are beyond disgusting. Obama is incompetent, inexperienced, naive, indifferent and undeserving of being in charge of our nation. I might also add that I consider him to be a coward without integrity or honor of any kind.

He only cares that the shipment arrive in Kenya. He doesn't care one bit about the Captain or crew.

And then there is Hillary.... sheesh

Hillary starts out with tough language and then laughs about Pirate attacks! She laughs?? Americans were victimized by terror today and Hillary makes light of "the shores of Tripoli"?



Posted by Wild Thing at 01:57 PM | Comments (16)


FBI in Hostage Talks With Somalis


The military has called in FBI hostage negotiators to help end a standoff with Somali pirates holding a U.S. ship captain hostage. (April 9)




BBC

The US Navy has called in FBI hostage negotiators to help secure the release of a US captain held by Somali pirates in a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean.

Capt Richard Phillips was taken from the Maersk Alabama cargo ship after it was briefly seized by pirates.






Officials said a US warship had arrived in the area and was remaining in sight of the lifeboat during the tense talks.

Relatives of the Maersk Alabama crew told US media the ship was now sailing to Mombasa in Kenya under armed guard.




'Dead in the water'

FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said the navy had called his hostage experts "to assist with negotiations".

He said the FBI was now "fully engaged in this matter".

The pirates took the lifeboat from the Maersk Alabama when they fled the ship after being fought off by the American crew.

Analysts have said the negotiations could be lengthy, with the pirates keen to extract a ransom for the captain as well as compensation for a boat that was wrecked in the attack.

And the lifeboat is thought to be equipped for a week at sea, although the ship's owners, Maersk, said it had run out of petrol and was "dead in the water".



Wild Thing's comment......

F.B.I ? You have got to be kidding me. By sending an FBI negotiator Obama has just enabled MORE PIRACY.


This is the only message we should be sending the Pirates:

You can surrender now or add another verse to the Marine Corps Hymn.


Posted by Wild Thing at 01:50 PM | Comments (10)


Somali Pirates Seize Cargo Ship, 20 U.S. Sailors


The hijacked vessel carrying 20 Americans is believed to be a Maersk cargo ship



White House Monitors Somali Pirate Attack on U.S.-Flagged Ship, American Crew

FOX news

The U.S. Navy ordered its ships to the scene of a hijacking off the coast of Somalia Wednesday after pirates commandeered a U.S.-flagged cargo ship crewed by 20 U.S. citizens.

Officials would not say how many Navy ships are on the scene nor would it confirm the nationality of the crew members, but sources told FOX News the Danish-owned ship is operated by U.S. shipping company, Maersk Line Limited.

Pentagon Spokesman Bryan Whitman said he has "no information to suggest the 20 crew members of the Maersk Alabama have been harmed by the pirates."

The Department of Defense has taken the lead on information-gathering. Whitman declined to comment when asked if military action would be taken.

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the White House is "closely monitoring the apparent hijacking of the U.S.-flagged ship in the Indian Ocean and assessing a course of action to resolve this situation."

"Our top priority is the personal safety of the crew members on board," Gibbs said in a written statement.


UPDATE Information:

AP

Maersk Line is one of the U.S. Department of Defense's primary shipping contractors, according to GlobalSecurity.org. The Web site said the firm "manages a fleet of nearly 50 ships in commercial and government service, including vessels requiring Top Secret security clearances."

U.S. Navy spokesman Lt. Nathan Christensen said the vessel was not working under a Pentagon contract when hijacked.

In a riveting high-seas drama, an unarmed American crew wrested control of their U.S.-flagged cargo ship from Somali pirates Wednesday and sent them fleeing to a lifeboat with the captain as hostage.

By late Wednesday, the destroyer USS Bainbridge had arrived. The Bainbridge was among several U.S. ships, including the cruiser USS Gettysburg, that had been patrolling in the region but were several hours away when the Maersk Alabama was seized.

By late Wednesday, the destroyer USS Bainbridge had arrived. The Bainbridge was among several U.S. ships, including the cruiser USS Gettysburg, that had been patrolling in the region but were several hours away when the Maersk Alabama was seized.

A sailor who spoke to The Associated Press said the entire 20-member crew had been taken hostage but managed to seize one pirate and then successfully negotiated their own release. The man did not identify himself during the brief conversation.

The crisis played out hundreds of miles off the coast of Somalia — one of the most lawless nations on earth. President Barack Obama was following the situation closely, foreign policy adviser Denis McDonough said.

Sixth vessel seized in a week

The Maersk Alabama was the sixth vessel seized by Somalis pirates in a week.

The pirates usually use rocket propelled grenades, anti-tank rocket launchers and automatic weapons to capture large, slow-moving vessels like the U.S.-flagged 17,000-ton Maersk Alabama, which was carrying food aid from USAID and other agencies to help malnourished people in Uganda and Somalia.

According to reports from the crew, the pirates sank their boat when they boarded the ship. The captain talked them into getting off the vessel using one of the ship's lifeboats.

Second Mate Ken Quinn told CNN in a live interview Wednesday that the crew also had held a hostage.

"We had a pirate, we took him for 12 hours," Quinn said. "We returned him, but they didn't return the captain."

Maersk Line Limited CEO John F. Reinhart said his company received a call that indicated the crewmen were safe. But the call got cut off, and the company could not ask any more questions.

It remained unclear how the unarmed sailors could have overpowered pirates armed with automatic weapons.

B.J. Talley, a spokesman for the Maersk line, said the ship was about 215 nautical miles off the Somali coast at 7 p.m. ET.

The 780-foot (237-meter) Maersk Alabama is the first U.S. ship to be seized in the latest wave of piracy off largely lawless Somalia. Joe Murphy, whose son Shane is the ship's first officer, called the hijacking "a wake-up call for America."

"They're making more money in piracy than the gross national product of Somalia, so it's not going to go away any time soon until there's international concern and international law enforcement," said Murphy, an instructor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.




Wild Thing's comment......


Hussien Obama told the N Koreans “Dont you launch that rocket!” They did, he did nothing. Now the pirates have taken our ship. Once again he will do nothing. The building blocks to another 9/11 disaster are being put into place one by one.

He’ll find a way to blame us mean, arrogant Americans for the entire situation, apologize for us all, and ask the nice, but oppressed Somali pirates if they wont please give us our ship and merchantmen back.


....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 05:55 AM | Comments (17)


Obama Wants Us To "stand in someone else's shoes" Regarding Terrorists



LA Times

There's always two sides to an issue," he said. The route to peace, he said, begins by trying to "stand in someone else's shoes."



you can go to minute 3:23 "America has become "selfish" "crass " - the country that Obama knows.

"America has made mistakes and has its flaws" - frankly, the only one mistake I can think of is his presidency. Do you hear any other world leader talk about their country the way this thief-in-the-night does? On foreign soil no less. Have you seen any other leader trashing his country everywhere he goes?

And the terror loving media picks up on it immediately. Here is AP's take:

Obama said that despite its flaws and past mistakes, the United States is poised for a fresh start with Muslims and the rest of the world"

ISTANBUL, Turkey

President Barack Obama heralded a "new chapter of American engagement" with the world on Tuesday and vowed to forge new relationships in the Middle East and elsewhere. But he cautioned that turning U.S. policy in a new direction would take time.

"States are like big tankers, they're not like speedboats. You can't just whip them around and go in another direction," Obama said in a question-and-answer session with a group of Turkish college students.
"You turn them slowly, and eventually you end up in a very different place," he said, responding to a student who asked whether he would bring about real change from policies of his predecessor.

Obama ended his first overseas trip as president with an appeal to the world to put aside stereotypes and misconceptions: the view by many Muslims that Israel is to blame for all problems, similar views in reverse by "some of my Jewish friends," the view in parts of the world that Americans are crass and selfish.

"The world will be what you make of it," Obama told the students. "You can choose to make new bridges instead of new walls."

Obama ended his eight-day swing with a two-day visit to Turkey, a key NATO ally and the only major member of the alliance that is predominantly Muslim.

"You will find a partner and a friend in the United States of America," he told young people as he sought to repair heavy damage to the U.S.-Turkish relationship caused by the war in Iraq, which Turkey opposed.





Notice how he keeps saying, "peoples and countries, through no fault of their own, are being very hard hit by the world economic crisis" (minute .15) - implying of course that it's the US's fault. He does this deliberately. He did this in London too. Blamed America for the world "global crisis". He wants the world to blame us. He wants to drum up anger and hate and fuel the anarchy in the streets toward the US.


For more on this please go here for a larger write up about this. Atlas Shrugs Blog She did a lot of work on this and there is a lot of important information.




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

To see both sides of something when it comes to terrorists and I firmly believe that is what Obama has in his mind for all of us to do is stupid and worse yet it is anti-American, and treasonous.

He is dangerous!!!




....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 (12)


White House Denying Obama Bow OK Let's Make It A Grovel!


A Tale of Two Bows, starring Muslim, communist jerk Barack Obama


White House: No bow to Saudi

Politico

The White House is denying that the president bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at a G-20 meeting in London, a scene that drew criticism on the right and praise from some Arab outlets.

"It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he's taller than King Abdullah," said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The Washington Times called the alleged bow a "shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate" and said it violated centuries of American tradition of not deferring to royalty. The Weekly Standard, meanwhile, noted that American protocol apparently rules out bowing, or at least it reportedly did on the occasion of a Clinton "near-bow" to the emperor of Japan.

Interestingly, a columnist in the Saudi-backed Arabic paper Asharq Alawsat also took the gesture as a bow and appreciated the move.

"Obama wished to demonstrate his respect and appreciation of the personality of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, who has made one of the most important calls in the modern era, namely the call for inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue to defuse the hatred, conflict and wars," wrote the columnist, Muhammah Diyab.


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

Not a bow??? And those aren't Arabs either! OK how about we call it a grovel before the
king of Mecca. There ya go!



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (8)


Grand Ayatollah and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Feel A Thrill Going Up Their Leg


The Democratic Party with HUSSEIN Obama


Grand Ayatollah sees Obama sincere in Muslim message

BEIRUT, April 8 (Reuters)

One of Shi'ite Islam's highest religious authorities praised... the "sincerity" of .... Obama's message to the Muslim world and predicted a positive outcome for his approach to Iran.

Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah said Obama appeared to be a man of "human values" but would be judged on his actions. The ayatollah urged Obama to rethink policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict..... "This man does not lack sincerity in what he is saying about Islam,"



Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran is ready to talk to 'honest' Barack Obama

Times Online

Iran’s hardline President said yesterday that his country would welcome talks with America should Barack Obama prove “honest”, a clear sign that the US leader’s recent videotaped message to the Iranian people had increased pressure on Tehran to respond.

The conciliatory comments by President Ahmadinejad show that he does not want to appear extremist towards the new US Administration before elections in June. There is an enormous desire among most Iranian voters for an end to its international isolation.

“The Iranian nation welcomes a hand extended to it, should it really and truly be based on honesty, justice and respect,” Mr Ahmadinejad said in a speech broadcast live on state television.

He was responding fully for the first time to Mr Obama’s video message beamed into Iran last month, at the Persian New Year, in which the US President urged co-operation and dialogue.

“But if, God forbid, the extended hand has an honest appearance but contains no honesty in content, it will meet the same response the Iranian nation gave to Mr Bush ,” Mr Ahmadinejad warned.


Obama Wins Praise From Many Muslims

msnbc

Obama wins praise from many Muslims But some remain skeptical, say they're awaiting concrete action

CAIRO

The Middle East is finding, to its amazement, that it may actually like America's new leader. Barack Obama has impressed many Arabs and Muslims with promises to open a new page after years of distrust during his first presidential venture to the Islamic world this week.

It's a startling change for a region where they chucked shoes at his predecessor George W. Bush and still want to burn Bush in effigy even after he's out of office.

But Obama's charm has hiked expectations he will change American policies that have angered many Arabs and Muslims, and some remain skeptical. Top on nearly everyone's list: They want Washington to press for the creation of a Palestinian state to resolve the Israeli-Arab conflict — something Obama has promised to do.

"Everyone is optimistic about this man," Nasser Abu Kwaik, a barber in the West Bank town of al-Beireh, said Wednesday. "He is different, and he could be a friend to the Muslim world."
'Like a fresh breeze' Many in Muslim countries echoed the words of one Indonesian woman, "I believe him."
"For the Islamic world," Obama's comments "are like a fresh breeze," said Ikana Mardiastuti, who works at a Jakarta research institute.

Obama's visit to Turkey this week was full of gestures calculated at showing he is a friend to Muslims, all aired live on Arab satellite TV networks like Al-Jazeera. The top headliner was his sound bite that the U.S will never be "at war with Islam." In a speech to Turkey's parliament, he mentioned the Muslims in his own family, a topic he avoided back home in his presidential campaign.




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

Translation: The see Hussein as a sincere Muslim.

If you have the time, please go to the Terrorists page I created at my website. Scroll down and see the list of attacks by Muslims. And this is not even the list that would be for all countries, this is only one that is about terrorists attacking Americans ( civilians and military bases).

Wild Thing's Terrorists page

These attacks were done by sincere Muslims, good Muslims, dedicated Muslims.


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (4)


Biden Warns Israel Not to Attack Iran ( actually he is threatening Israel)




Biden Warns Israel Not to Attack Iran

newmax

Vice President Joe Biden issued a high-level warning to the Israeli government, saying it would be "ill-advised" to carry out a military strike against Iranian nuclear sites.

Biden said during an interview Tuesday with CNN that the level of his concern is no different than it was a year ago. Despite reports that Israel may be gearing up for a unilateral strike, Biden stressed that an attack on Iran is unlikely.

"I don't believe Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would do that,” Biden told CNN. “I think he would be ill-advised to do that."

But many U.S. officials believe Israel is serious, noting that Netanyahu said several times during his election campaign that he would not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran.

“And this implies everything necessary to carry this out," Netanyahu told the Los Angeles Times before his election.
Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, head of U.S. forces in the Middle East, told senators last month that the Israeli government may be "so threatened by the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon that it would take preemptive military action to derail or delay it.”

Netanyahu has reiterated in recent days that the Iranian nuclear issue is high on the conservative new Israeli government agenda. The newly installed Israeli leader argues it should be a top priority for the White House, tpp, the Jerusalem Post reports.

According to Netanyahu, President Obama has two pressing concerns: “fixing the economy, and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons.”
During an interview last week with The Atlantic, Netanyahu said “Western civilization” will have failed if Iran is allowed to develop nuclear weapons.
"You don't want a messianic apocalyptic cult controlling atomic bombs,” Netanyahu said, underscoring the concern he has for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Iran.
“When the wide-eyed believer gets hold of the reins of power and the weapons of mass death, then the entire world should start worrying. That is what is happening in Iran."

Biden, who became the highest-ranking official to caution Israel against a striking Iran, also says criticism over the administration’s handling of foreign policy from former Vice President Dick Cheney is “dead wrong."

In an interview with CNN last month, Cheney said Americans are more vulnerable to a terrorist attack on U.S. soil because Obama has dismantled former President George W. Bush's anti-terror policies.

Biden guarantees that the U.S. is safer today and its interests more secure than it has been at any time during the past eight years.

He said the Bush administration left the country “in a weaker posture than we’ve been any time since World War II: less regarded in the world, stretched more thinly than we have ever been in the past, two wars under way, virtually no respect in entire parts of the world.”


Iran to say mastering final stage of nuclear cycle

Reuters

4/8/09

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to announce Iran has mastered the final stage of nuclear fuel production when the Islamic state celebrates its National Nuclear Day on Thursday.

“I will have good nuclear news for the honoured Iranian nation tomorrow (April 9),” Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday in a televised speech at the central city of Isfahan.


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

Biden sure likes to throw his weight around and to the wrong people. Stay strong BiBI, we support you and we sure as heck don't support Joe Plugs Biden.

Iran is going to force the issue with Israel and the world.

If and when Israel decides to strike Iran, then all Hell will break loose. Israel knows this and Biden can demand and threaten all he wants but it is up to Israel, now more then ever since we have a Muslim in the oval office and his VP Biden. If Israel does stike Iran I say so be it. They certainly have not rushed into something like an attack. This has been coming for a long time.

"It is more blessed to give than to receive." (Acts 20:35)


....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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Sen. McCaskill Meets A Heated Audience



Sen. Claire McCaskill addresses an audience at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin on April 7. (Photo by Vice Rosati)


Joplin Independent ...very long article so I am just putting some snipets

A frenetic hum in the auditorium of Missouri Southern's Criminal Justice Center ebbed and flowed as people assembled for what had been advertised by McCaskill as a "Kitchen Table Talk."

The audience clapped when McCaskill took the podium but as soon as she mentioned "the economy," she could feel a tension in the room. She described those shouting to be heard as a "bunch of unhappy, angry, frustrated" people. "Be Missouri polite; hear what's on people's minds," she suggested.

McCaskill was given a "roaster pan" from which randomly to draw out questions audience members had written on slips of paper just prior to the meeting. She didn't miss the irony in that...

John Putnam of Carthage, who said he was a fee agent for the Joplin license office, wanted to know why people had to show their birth certificates and not Obama.

The issue of Pres. Barack Obama's citizenship rocked the Internet blog world, especially after a number of self-proclaimed experts pronounced the "certification of live birth" produced by the Obama campaign in June 2008 a forgery.

McCaskill assured everyone that Obama was a citizen of the US. [He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961.] After mentioning that McCain was born in Panama [that didn't seem to be as much an issue], McCaskill told the audience that she didn't know where this birth certificate controversy came from.

~snipet~

McCaskill said she hoped the audience understood how she was being accountable. She called the audience, "patriots for being here."

However, as an aside, just before leaving McCaskill admitted, "I had never had people yelling at me before." She added, "I'm not used to people being that rude."



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

Well, that settles it. He’s a citizen and that’s all that is required after the votes are counted. Thanks, Claire. LOL

YO Claire, do you have an answer to Barack’s phony Selective Service registration?

We may never get an answer, but it won’t go away.

"You guys find something else to talk about,"

Typical Leftie response. When you don't like the question; change the subject. McCaskill was certainly most rude and condescending with that “You guys find something else to talk about” snide and snarky answer, that’s for sure.


" just before leaving McCaskill admitted, "I had never had people yelling at me before." She added, "I'm not used to people being that rude."

She calls someone else rude? hahahahahahhaha


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April 08, 2009

The GM and Segway PUMA 'car'



Project P.U.M.A. (Personal Urban Mobility & Accessibility), is said to offer fast, safe, inexpensive and clean transport at speeds of up to 35mph.


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Is it a rickshaw or a car? GM sees PUMA in the future

NEW YORK

Having conquered the world of passenger vehicles, General Motors Corp. showed off its vision of future transportation today that’s either exciting or frightening, depending on whether one cares about driving.

GM and Segway unveiled the Project PUMA, a two-seat rickshaw minus a rick that uses the Segway’s electric systems to glide around on two wheels. Capable of carrying 700 pounds in a frame about half the size of a Smart car, the PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility) can spin on a pin and “bows” to let passengers in and out.


The PUMA — a name that suggests someone at GM or Segway may be a hard-core Hillary Clinton supporter — can hit 35 miles an hour and travel 35 miles on a charge. The mockup vehicle had no creature comforts beyond seat belts, but GM vice president of research Larry Burns says the PUMA could “fundamentally change how we move around cities.”

GM envisions a real PUMA would be stuffed with electronics for constant communications among other vehicles that would handle much of the driving. GM showed off a video imagining how fully formed PUMAs would work – zipping around streets in perfect single file, using telemetry to avoid crashes, and bodywork that folds open like a mechanical egg, like a mashup of “Transformers” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.”

Burns and Segway chief Jim Norrod gave an estimated price tag for a PUMA as one-sixth of what a car costs today. They declined to do the math, but we won’t: call it $4,000. Burns said the PUMA could also turn into a “fashion statement," with custom designs.

“They’re almost lifelike," he said. "The body gestures as it accelerates, and it bows down as it stops…It’s very polite."






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

It looks like a horseless chariot (think Ben Hur).

Ideally, the vehicles would also be part of a communications network that through the use of transponder and GPS technology would allow them to drive themselves. The vehicles would automatically avoid obstacles such as pedestrians and other cars and therefore never crash, Burns said.As a result, the PUMA vehicles would not need air bags or other traditional safety devices and include safety belts for "comfort purposes" only, he said.

A vehicle that can avoid obstacles? So, if a car going 35 crosses the centerline and ends up in you lane, you won't get hit?

Top speed, which means it will never be reached, 35 miles an hour. Top range, 35 miles. It's electric. You plug it in.


....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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Miss Universe Says Had "lot of fun" in Guantanamo


Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela



Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza


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Miss Universe says had "lot of fun" in Guantanamo

Reuters

A "relaxing, calm, beautiful place" may not be everyone's description of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the United States holds about 240 prisoners in a detention center that has drawn condemnation from around the world.

But this was the opinion of reigning Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela, who visited the U.S. naval facility in eastern Cuba this month on a trip organized by the United Service Organizations (USO) which supports U.S. troops.

The Guantanamo Bay base, whose presence Cuba's government has contested as illegal for years, is used by U.S. authorities as a prison camp for foreign terrorism suspects. Critics have condemned it as a symbol of abuses in Washington's war on terrorism launched after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Miss USA Crystle Stewart

Caracas-born Mendoza, 22, who visited the facility March 20-25 along with Miss USA Crystle Stewart, 27, enthused about her Guantanamo trip as an "incredible experience" in a blog entry posted on the Miss Universe website dated March 27, 2009.

"It was a loooot of fun!," Mendoza wrote, describing how she and Stewart met U.S. military personnel and took rides around the camp, which is encircled by a barbed-wire fenced, minefields and watchtowers. She said they also visited a bar on the base and the "unbelievable" beach there.
"We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the(y) recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting," she wrote.
"I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful," she added.

Former detainees and human rights groups have alleged the use of torture, including "waterboarding" (simulated drowning) and other physical abuses, at the Guantanamo prison.

In a statement, the Miss Universe Organization said Mendoza and Stewart's trip to Guantanamo was part of a longstanding relationship with the USO and its entertainment program "which boosts the morale of U.S. troops."

"Dayana Mendoza's comments on her blog were in reference to the hospitality she received while meeting the members of the U.S. military and their families who are stationed in Guantanamo," Miss Universe Organization President Paula M. Shugart said in the statement.
"We will continue to show our appreciation and express our gratitude to the military personnel who serve our nation," Shugart said.
Recounting her "memorable" trip, Mendoza, who was crowned Miss Universe 2008 in Vietnam, said: "We also met the Military dogs, and they did a very nice demonstration of their skills. All the guys from the Army were amazing with us."


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

God bless our troops, I am so glad the USO does these things.




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


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Obama Ends Europe Trip With Tour of Istanbul Mosque



Obama ends Europe trip with tour of Istanbul mosque

ISTANBUL (AFP) – US President Barack Obama visited a landmark mosque in Istanbul on Tuesday, following strong messages of US reconciliation with the Islamic world on his maiden trip to a mainly Muslim country.

Taking off his shoes as tradition requires, Obama stepped into the 17th-century Sultanahmet Mosque in the ancient heart of Istanbul, accompanied by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid tight security in the area.

Two Muslim preachers guided Obama inside the grandiose edifice -- better known as the Blue Mosque for its blue tileworks -- and the president smiled when they showed him a dome scripture mentioning the Prophet Mohammed's grandson Hussein, Obama's middle name, Anatolia news agency reported.

In a major speech at the Turkish parliament in Ankara Monday, Obama declared that the United States "is not and " and called Turkey a "critical ally," earning himself much praise in a country where his predecessor left the US image in tatters.

"Obama conquers hearts," the popular Vatan newspaper trumpeted on its front page, while the liberal Taraf said the speech marked the end of "the bellicose spirit of September 11."

He combined his visit to the Blue Mosque with a tour of the 6th-century Hagia Sophia church, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture across the Islamic edifice.

The church was converted to a mosque when the Ottomans conquered Istanbul in 1453, and was finally transformed into a museum in the 1930s, still featuring both biblical paintings and Islamic scriptures.


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

“The church was converted to a mosque when the Ottomans conquered Istanbul in 1453.”

And the Muslims continue to terrorize, attack, maim & murder Christians, Jews and all non-muzzies to this day.

I cannot believe that this traveling circus apology sideshow tour represents the United States. The more Barack HUSSEIN Obama travels around the world ands opens his stupid mouth, the more he exposes who he really is.




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US Recovery Is Far Off, Banks Are 'Basically Insolvent': Soros




US Recovery Is Far Off, Banks Are 'Basically Insolvent': Soros

cnbc

The U.S. economy is in for a "lasting slowdown" and could face a Japan-style period of relatively low growth coupled with high inflation, billionaire investor George Soros said on Monday.

Soros, speaking to Reuters Financial Television, also warned that rescuing U.S. banks could turn them into "zombies" that draw the lifeblood of the economy, prolonging the economic slowdown.

"I don't expect the U.S. economy to recover in the third or fourth quarter so I think we are in for a pretty lasting slowdown," Soros said, adding that in 2010 there might be "something" in terms of U.S. growth.

Soros' view contrasts with the majority of economists, who expect the U.S. economy to stop contracting in the third quarter and resume growing in the fourth quarter, according to the latest monthly poll of forecasts conducted by Reuters.

The recovery will look like "an inverted square root sign," Soros said. "You hit bottom and you automatically rebound some, but then you don't come out of it in a V-shape recovery or anything like that. You settle down—step down."

The healing of the banking system and housing markets is crucial to recovery. "The banking system, as a whole, is basically insolvent," Soros said.

What's more, the Treasury's Public-Private Investment Fund is going to work but it won't be enough to recapitalize the banks in a way that they are able to or willing to provide credit.

"What we have created now is a situation where the banks who will be able to earn their way out of a hole, but by doing that, they are going to weigh on the economy," he said. "Instead of stimulating the economy, they will draw the lifeblood, so to speak, of profits away from the real economy in order to keep themselves alive. This is the zombie bank situation."

Exactly one year ago, he told Reuters that global losses are likely to top $1 trillion from the credit crisis. To date, U.S. and European banks have recorded more than $700 billion in losses and write-downs, as of Feb. 5. 2009, according to Reuters data.

Soros also said the U.S. dollar is under selling pressure and may eventually be replaced as a world reserve currency, possibly by the IMF's Special Drawing Rights, a synthetic currency basket comprised of dollars, euros, yen and sterling.

"I think the dollar is now under question and I think the system will need to be reformed, so that the United States will be subject to the same discipline as is imposed on other countries," said Soros, whose famous bet against the British pound earned his Quantum Fund $1 billion in 1992.



Wild Thing's ciomment.......

This jerk Soros is loving every second of this and what is being done to our country by Obama. Soros and his crowd of commies are responsible for the financial and economic mess of the world!

The other day on Fox Business Network, and I am so sorry I did not get the name of the man that was speaking. He said that IF Obama would leave the economy alnoe, stop spending right now, that America would survivie and get back on her feet. BUT if he keeps doing things the way things he has been doing, in 8 to 10 years we will have a 23 Trillion debt and there willl be no way to ever recover.

I wish there was some way to convince Obama, the media and their kool -aid people that this has got to STOP NOW!

If I can find the video or transcript I will add it to this.


....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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Singer Tony Orlando Turns Democrat Bob Beckel Speechless


This was beautiful.

Singer Tony Orlando reminds Far Left liberal Bob Beckel on how George Bush kept this country safe for 8 years. Beckel was speechless.



Wild Thing's comment.....

I saw this and he did great. Beckel is really horrible and if you asked him about the weather he would blame Bush for it. He is obsessed with blaming Bush.


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Idiot Democrat Representative Pam Richardson Wants Illegals To Vote





State Democrats despoil democracy

Boston Herald

By Michael Graham


The election of President Barack Obama was supposed to usher in a post-racial and post-partisan America. But who knew that some Massachusetts Democrats dreamed of a post-American America?

Rep. Pam Richardson of Framingham wants the Massachusetts Democratic Party to advocate voting rights for illegal aliens.

You read that right. A handful of liberal Massachusetts towns already allow legal resident aliens to vote in local elections. But Richardson wants illegal immigrants canceling out your vote for school committee and town selectman.

And she wants the state Democratic Party to lead the way.

Last month, at a local party platform meeting in Framingham, Richardson looked into a video camera and bemoaned the unfairness of the crimmigrants’ plight:

“We have a large population of people living here who don’t have the same rights and opportunities of the rest of us,” she complained. “I’m talking about undocumented immigrants.”
Most “unfair,” she argues, is their exclusion from our democratic process.
“They don’t feel that they have anyone to represent them [in government]. It’s because they’re not part of the democracy,” Richardson told fellow Democrats.

You’re right, Rep. Richardson. Illegal immigrants are not part of the Massachusetts voting population. Nor are felons, children, legal residents of other states or the criminally insane.

I just returned from Ireland where I had a delightful and well-documented visit. I happen to know a bit about Irish politics, too. But any Irishman who suggested that I should be able to vote in a Dublin election would have immediately been cut off by his local publican until he sobered up (the local version of the death penalty).

The idea of extending the right to vote to non-citizens is disconcerting enough. But to make legal voters from criminal aliens is beyond belief for the typical American.

The question is, does the idea offend the Massachusetts Democratic Party?

Richardson says it’s the Democrats’ job to be the “voice of the voiceless” in this case. Rep. Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland) has already proposed legislation for one of her kooky ideas - driver’s licenses for illegals.

And so now it’s up to the state party to decide if they agree with the idea that American citizenship should be irrelevant in Massachusetts politics. It may sound crazy to you, but at the platform meeting in Framingham, Richardson received a rousing ovation.

Citizens? Bah! Who needs ’em?

He votes no. The illegal immigrant votes yes. The override passes, and he’s told to accept the results because “the people have spoken.”

But whose people? America’s - or Richardson’s?



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

This from a state that was once the home of GREAT patriots like John Adams,John Hancock,Paul Revere,and Ben Franklin.

Someone stop the theft of the Republic! We’re on a fast train to fascism and the puppets in Congress are pushing from behind!

Has this Pam Richardson ever even read the US Constitution????



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April 07, 2009

Low Class Obama gives 50,000 for Earthquake-Hit Italy


Rescuers search victims in the rubble of the old city of the Abruzzo capital L'Aquila, damaged during a strong earthquake.




US gives 50,000 dlrs for quake-hit Italy

Breitbart

The United States said Monday it would donate 50,000 dollars in emergency aid to Italy after a powerful earthquake killed at least 100 people.

"We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed in the earthquake. Our embassy in Rome will provide 50,000 (dollars) in emergency relief funding," State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters.
Italian authorities told the United States they did not need rescue teams, Wood said.

Obama earlier offered his condolences on a visit to Turkey and voiced hope that the United States could send rescuers.

The earthquake killed at least 100 people and injured 1,500 more as it reduced medieval buildings to rubble in the central town of L'Aquila.

Wood said there were no reports of US citizens among the dead or injured but that the US embassy in Rome was reaching out to Americans living in the region.


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

$50,000 is an insult, the Obama administration continues to be an embarrassment to America.

Obama gave $900 Million to the Hamas.

"The United States plans to offer more than $900 million to help rebuild Gaza after Israel's invasion and to strengthen the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, U.S. officials said on Monday. The money, which needs U.S. congressional approval, will be distributed through U.N. and other bodies and not via the militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza, said one official."

The Palestinian Authority does not rule Gaza. Any rebuilding of Gaza will only strengthen Hamas. Secondly, any foreign organizations operating in Gaza either answer to Hamas or are Hamas run outright.


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Obama Declares U.S. Not At War With Islam


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Barack Obama, making his first visit to a Muslim nation as U.S. president, declared Monday the United States 'is not at war with Islam' and called for a greater partnership with the Islamic world. (April 6) (AP)


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Demonstrators shout anti-U.S. President Barack Obama slogans during protests in downtown Ankara April 6, 2009



Obama declares US not at war with Islam

Breitbart

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Barack Obama, making his first visit to a Muslim nation as president, declared Monday the United States "is not and will never be at war with Islam."

Calling for a greater partnership with the Islamic world in an address to the Turkish parliament, Obama called the country an important U.S. ally in many areas, including the fight against terrorism. He devoted much of his speech to urging a greater bond between Americans and Muslims, portraying terrorist groups such as al Qaida as extremists who did not represent the vast majority of Muslims.

"Let me say this as clearly as I can," Obama said. "The United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. In fact, our partnership with the Muslim world is critical ... in rolling back a fringe ideology that people of all faiths reject."

The U.S. president is trying to mend fences with a Muslim world that felt it had been blamed by America for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Al Jazeera and Al Arabiyia, two of the biggest Arabic satellite channels, carried Obama's speech live.

Obama said the partnership between the U.S. and the Muslim world is critical in rolling back what he called a fringe ideology that people of all faiths reject.

"America's relationship with the Muslim world cannot and will not be based on opposition to al Qaida," he said. "We seek broad engagement based upon mutual interests and mutual respect."

"We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over so many centuries to shape the world for the better, including my own country," Obama said.

Obama also said, to a round of applause, that the United States supports Turkey becoming a member of the European Union.


Snipets I have taken from full rtranscript as released by the White House:

Mr. Speaker, Madam Deputy Speaker, distinguished members, I am honored to speak in this chamber, and I am committed to renewing the alliance between our nations and the friendship between our people.

This morning I had the privilege of visiting the tomb of the great founder of your Republic. I was deeply impressed by this beautiful memorial to a man who did so much to shape the course of history. But it is also clear that the greatest monument to Ataturk’s life is not something that can be cast in stone and marble. His greatest legacy is Turkey’s strong and secular democracy, and that is the work that this assembly carries on today.

Let me be clear: the United States strongly supports Turkey’s bid to become a member of the European Union. We speak not as members of the EU, but as close friends of Turkey and Europe. Turkey has been a resolute ally and a responsible partner in transatlantic and European institutions. And Turkey is bound to Europe by more than bridges over the Bosphorous. Centuries of shared history, culture, and commerce bring you together. Europe gains by diversity of ethnicity, tradition and faith – it is not diminished by it. And Turkish membership would broaden and strengthen Europe’s foundation once more.

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I say this as the President of a country that not too long ago made it hard for someone who looks like me to vote. But it is precisely that capacity to change that enriches our countries. Every challenge that we face is more easily met if we tend to our own democratic foundation. This work is never over. That is why, in the United States, we recently ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed, and prohibited – without exception or equivocation – any use of torture.
Another issue that confronts all democracies as they move to the future is how we deal with the past. The United States is still working through some of our own darker periods. Facing the Washington monument that I spoke of is a memorial to Abraham Lincoln, the man who freed those who were enslaved even after Washington led our Revolution. And our country still struggles with the legacy of our past treatment of Native Americans.

I have made it clear to the people and leaders of the Islamic Republic that the United States seeks engagement based upon mutual interests and mutual respect. We want Iran to play its rightful role in the community of nations, with the economic and political integration that brings prosperity and security. Now, Iran’s leaders must choose whether they will try to build a weapon or build a better future for their people.

I know there have been difficulties these last few years. I know that the trust that binds us has been strained, and I know that strain is shared in many places where the Muslim faith is practiced. Let me say this as clearly as I can: the United States is not at war with Islam. In fact, our partnership with the Muslim world is critical in rolling back a fringe ideology that people of all faiths reject.

But I also want to be clear that America’s relationship with the Muslim work cannot and will not be based on opposition to al Qaeda. Far from it. We seek broad engagement based upon mutual interests and mutual respect. We will listen carefully, bridge misunderstanding, and seek common ground. We will be respectful, even when we do not agree. And we will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over so many centuries to shape the world for the better – including my own country. The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their family, or have lived in a Muslim-majority country – I know, because I am one of them.

Above all, we will demonstrate through actions our commitment to a better future. We want to help more children get the education that they need to succeed. We want to promote health care in places where people are vulnerable. We want to expand the trade and investment that can bring prosperity for all people. In the months ahead, I will present specific programs to advance these goals. Our focus will be on what we can do, in partnership with people across the Muslim world, to advance our common hopes, and our common dreams. And when people look back on this time, let it be said of America that we extended the hand of friendship.


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


This morning I had the privilege of visiting the tomb of the great founder of your Republic. I was deeply impressed by this beautiful memorial to a man who did so much to shape the course of history.
But it is also clear that the greatest monument to Ataturk’s life is not something that can be cast in stone and marble. His greatest legacy is Turkey’s strong and secular democracy, and that is the work that this assembly carries on today.

Good grief, Ataturk was a Socialist and cruel dictator who worshiped Stalin as his model for running Turkey.


Awhile back I posted about this:
There are 2.3 million Muzzies living in the US. When asked if suicide bombings that result in killing innocent people is justified 25% said “it depends on the circumstances”. A full 5% believe it’s always a good idea to kill “nonbelievers” in any way possible. about 115,000 Muzzies that live, work, play and enjoy the fruits of America on a daily basis.

Jordan -- Christian until Muslim invasions
Egypt -- Christian until Muslim invasions
Iraq -- Mainly Christian until Muslim invasions
Afghanistan -- mostly Buddhist and Hindu until Muslim invasions
Turkey -- Christian until Muslin invasions
Tunisia -- Christian until Muslim invasions
...not to mention others, such as Sudan, ALgeria, Morocco, southern Spain (where it took 800 years to throw the Muslimes out), Albania, and on and on and on and on.

Islam is the work of the Devil.




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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



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Total Scum Waste of Air Punks Murder Dog Belonging To Marcus Luttrell American Hero



Marcus Luttrell is the lone survivor. He was part of the SEAL team. It was the biggest battle any SEAL in SEAL history. He was the only survivor. He lost his whole team. He was then taken by Al Qaeda and the Taliban and he was tortured beyond your wildest imagination and there they held him for a while. He's been sick. He still hasn't recovered from all of the things that they did to him and so he just has he's always in for his back and surgery and everything else

On Thursday I believe it was, Wednesday or Thursday about 1:00 a.m., Marcus is a guy who doesn't sleep anymore at night. He sleeps during the daytime. And about 1:00 he happened to be awake and he heard a gunshot. He lives on a ranch with his mother in Texas. He grabs his gun and he goes outside. There he sees, I believe it was four. It may be three but I believe it was four young men 18 to 24 years old, all of them, where they had just shot his dog.





Marcus' dog is named Dasy. Each letter represents D A S Y represents one of the fallen members of his team. It was given to him in recovery to help him through the recovery process. This dog means everything to Marcus. Marcus had his gun and he took it out and he put it right between the eyes of one of the guys. He was standing away from them, pointed right between the eyes. Now, here's a SEAL team member who is wildly, he's just, he is having trouble, man. He is still recovering from his injuries. He had just gotten out of surgery. He's standing there with a gun between the guy's eyes. He doesn't fire. All four and he's just saying, "You killed my dog." They executed his dog. "You killed my dog. Why would you do that?" They run. They get into his car. Marcus gets into his truck, chases them over four counties, finally runs them into a ditch. He calls the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers arrive and these guys, when the Texas Rangers are taking these guys away, Marcus has held them there by a gun. As the Rangers are taking these guys away, they're threatening Marcus' life and saying, "When we get out, we're coming for you next. First it was your dog. It's going to be you next. You don't know who you're messin' with." That's when Marcus kind of snapped just a little bit and said to the Ranger, "Excuse me, ranger, do you know who I am?" He said, "Yes, sir, Mr. Luttrell, I do." He said, "You might want to explain to these punks because I could have killed them 600 different ways and if I wanted to kill you guys after what you would have done what you just did to my dog, I would have pulled you down into my basement and I would have tortured you for days and you wouldn't have died until you begged me for death. So before you start saying you're going to come after me, you better learn who you've just whose dog you just killed."

They get into jail. These four punks have been killing dogs in Marcus' county now for a month, for joys, joy rides and kicks. Tonight Marcus is going to be on television and he's going to tell the story, and I'm showing the pictures of these dirtbags. And I want you to call PETA, I want you to call every activist you know. I want you to hear the story of a hero whose dog was executed. In all of the times that everybody is saying, oh, guns gotta be taken off the streets, you gun nuts. Here's a responsible gun owner that with everything he's gone through, everything that that dog means, these dirtbags come and kill his dog. He could have killed them all. He probably would have enjoyed it, justifiably so and he didn't because he's an American hero. Keep him in your prayers.


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One of suspects remains at large — there is a warrant for his arrest.


Have You Seen Michael Edmonds? (Party to shooting of Marcus Luttrell's Dog))

If you have any information about his whereabouts, please call the Texas Rangers in Huntsville, Texas at: (936) 435-0152 and ask for Sgt. Steven Jeter.


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

Crying as I post this, I hate these people that did this. They are vicious bestial creatures, and all their lives combined, are worth less than the life of the dog they killed.

It is bad enough this hero and his story is virtually ignored by the media,then some punk thugs kill his dog
Marcus is suffering from his wounds and trying to get his life back on track,then something like this happens.
Pure travesty. My heart is breaking for this brave man and his dog.



....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 To Cut Military $1.4 billion and Give His Group ACORN $8 Billion



It's designed to either shoot down or detonate against enemy ballistic missiles. They're like flying mines. This is designed as a defense mechanism, the MKV will seek out LAUNCHED nuclear missles and hit them. How the MKV-L concept works & its successful first hover ground test (Dec. 2008).


Gates announced yesterday that U.S. missile defense programs would be slashed by over $1.4 billion (roughly 15%).

This decision comes on the heels of North Korea's ICBM launch; Iran's continued development of nuclear weapons and advanced missile technologies; and the disturbing buildup of China's defense infrastructure. Iran's president went so far as to publicly state his goal of a world without America and Israel.

"We are in the process of an historical war between the World of Arrogance [the West] and the Islamic world, and this war has been going on for hundreds of years... ...In this very grave war, many people are trying to scatter grains of desperation and hopelessness regarding the struggle between the Islamic world and the front of the infidels."

While slashing $1.4 billion from strategic missile defense programs, President Obama found more than $8 billion for a liberal activist group entwined in "a pattern of crimes ranging from voter fraud to a mob-style 'protection' racket."

Richard Burr of North Carolina, ACORN is eligible for roughly $8 billion in block grants and redundant increases in the budget for the U.S. Census.


BREAKING: Missile Defense Cuts; MKV TERMINATED

Gates is currently holding his hatchet briefing. Here are the cuts to missile defense he just announced:


Total cuts in missile defense: $1.4 billion or roughly 15%.
Cancel second Airborne Laser (ABL) aircraft, keep the one remaining ABL prototype as a testbed and revert to pure R&D.

No increases in Ground-based Interceptor (GBI) deployment in Alaska. Remaining silos will stay unfilled. European GBIs will be decided on later during the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).

Termination of the Multiple Kill Vehicle (MKV) program. As you recall, MKV just recently had a well, awesome, test:



The Wall Street Journal

Fourth, in the area of missile defense:

We will restructure the program to focus on the rogue state and theater missile threat.

We will not increase the number of current ground-based interceptors in Alaska as had been planned. But we will continue to robustly fund continued research and development to improve the capability we already have to defend against long-range rogue missile threats – a threat North Korea's missile launch this past weekend reminds us is real.

We will cancel the second airborne laser (ABL) prototype aircraft. We will keep the existing aircraft and shift the program to an R&D effort. The ABL program has significant affordability and technology problems and the program's proposed operational role is highly questionable.

We will terminate the Multiple Kill Vehicle (MKV) program because of its significant technical challenges and the need to take a fresh look at the requirement.

Overall, the Missile Defense Agency program will be reduced by $1.4 billion.


Pentagon to end F-22 production

The Hill

In a blow to Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon has decided to purchase to end funding of the F-22 fighter jet.

The decision by Defense Secretary Robert Gates will rouse widespread opposition in Congress and is likely to bog down the 2010 budget approval process, with F-22 supporters maneuvering to secure more money.

The Pentagon will fund four of the radar-evading stealth fighters in the upcoming 2009 emergency war-spending request, but those additional aircraft will do little to keep the production line in Marietta, Ga., open beyond 2011. Lockheed Martin is the main contractor for the F-22, each of which costs about $140 million.

Gates announced the decision at a press conference on the Defense budget on Monday afternoon.

No money will be requested in the fiscal 2010 budget, congressional and industry sources familiar with the budget briefings told The Hill. Gates has been making calls to the chairmen of the congressional defense committees.

The final F-22 of the 183 currently on order will be delivered at the end of 2011. Building another four would keep the line open for only a few months beyond that end date.

Lockheed Martin and its subcontractors, including Boeing, in recent weeks have stepped up their campaign to keep the production line open. They argue that 25,000 people work directly for the 1,000 suppliers of the F-22 in 44 states, and another 70,000 indirectly owe their jobs to this program.



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

Fox reported on TV that this will mean the end of 90,000 jobs. So let's see, next we will hear how more people are unemployed and it is Bush's fault. I mean that IS how the liar Obama does his thing.

I think Obama has hated this country since he was a child.

My understanding is that the F-22 is a most valuable weapon for our future defense and that should be the argument to keep funding it.

Curses upon those who would strike the sword from the hand of our country.

Want top see a totally cool website? It is for the F22 Fighter. It opens with an F 22 Raptor coming right at you.

http://www.f22fighter.com/



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (10)


Obama’s G-20 Giveaway ‘Effectively Repealed’ Declaration of Independence




Obama’s G-20 Giveaways ‘Effectively Repealed’ Declaration of Independence....Internationalizing (Not Nationalizing) Companies Essential to the System

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE HAS BEEN REPEALED

On April 2, 2009, the work of July 4, 1776 was nullified at the meeting of the G-20 in London.

The joint communiqué essentially announces a global economic union with uniform regulations and bylaws for all nations, including the United States. Henceforth, our SEC, Commodities Trading Commission, Federal Reserve Board and other regulators will have to march to the beat of drums pounded by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), a body of central bankers from each of the G-20 states and the European Union.
The mandate conferred on the FSB is remarkable for its scope and open-endedness. It is to set a "framework of internationally agreed high standards that a global financial system requires." These standards are to include the extension of "regulation and oversight to all systemically important financial institutions, instruments, and markets...[including] systemically important hedge funds." Note the key word: "all." If the FSB, in its international wisdom, considers an institution or company "systemically important", it may regulate and over see it. This provision extends and internationalizes the proposals of the Obama Administration to regulate all firms, in whatever sector of the economy that it deems to be "too big to fail."
The FSB is also charged with "implementing...tough new principles on pay and compensation and to support sustainable compensation schemes and the corporate social responsibility of all firms."
That means that the FSB will regulate how much executives are to be paid and will enforce its idea of corporate social responsibility at "all firms."
The head of the Financial Stability Forum, the precursor to the new FSB, is Mario Draghi, Italy's central bank president. In a speech on February 21, 2009, he gave us clues to his thinking. He noted that "the progress we have made in revising the global regulatory framework...would have been unthinkable just months ago."
He said that "every financial institution capable of creating systemic risk will be subject to supervision." He adds that "it is envisaged that, at international level, the governance of financial institutions, executive compensation, and the special duties of intermediaries to protect retail investors will be subject to explicit supervision."
In remarks right before the London conference, Draghi said that while "I don't see the FSF [now the FSB] as a global regulator at the present time...it should be a standard setter that coordinates national agencies." This "coordination of national agencies" and the "setting" of "standards" is an explicit statement of the mandate the FSB will have over our national regulatory agencies. Obama, perhaps feeling guilty for the US role in triggering the international crisis, has, indeed, given away the store. Now we may no longer look to presidential appointees, confirmed by the Senate, to make policy for our economy. These decisions will be made internationally. And Europe will dominate them. The FSF and, presumably, the FSB, is now composed of the central bankers of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States plus representatives of the World Bank, the European Union, the IMF, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Europe, in other words, has six of the twelve national members. The G-20 will enlarge the FSB to include all its member nations, but the pro-European bias will be clear. The United States, with a GDP three times that of the next largest G-20 member (Japan), will have one vote. So will Italy. The Europeans have been trying to get their hands on our financial system for decades. It is essential to them that they rein in American free enterprise so that their socialist heaven will not be polluted by vices such as the profit motive. Now, with President Obama's approval, they have done it.




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

What Obama got for us in return for the abject apologies for our “arrogance” (wonder what the guys in the Normandy cemeteries have to say about that) and all the giveaways of our sovereignty and money. Let's see Spain is sending a 12 man training team to Afghanistan and 25 Belgian pastry chefs will be following them; the rest are even bold enough to throw a few euros into the Afghan election system. Oh and OUR country is sending a mere 70,000 of its best young men and women, an effort that must sound “meager” by comparison. Yep Obama is a sharp negotiator!!?? NOT!

There is no daylight between Marxism and Obama's policies.

When people see how this will effect them and their freedoms they have taken for granted, more people will be screaming for action.

Tea parties are increasing, too. If Congress doesn't have the fortitude to do what is best for the country, things are going to come to a crescendo and the people will DEMAND it. This HAS GOT to happen.

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” ~~Marcus Tullius Cicero


....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)


American Tea Party Anthem (with words) by Lloyd Marcus






This song is the National Rallying Cry of the movement against president Obama's outrageous government over reaching stimulus package. Written & performed by Lloyd Marcus.

Lloyd Marcus website


Bob Beckel appeared on Fox News yesterday morning to sneer at the nationwide event. He derided tax revolters in Montana, joking that “It was a good thing it wasn’t a vodka party, because I guarantee you they all had guns.”

The truth is that thousands of people across the country who have never participated in local activism before have driven this phenomenon which started well before Rick Santelli’s now-famous rant.

This is every bit as much about Obama as it is about the GOP lemmings who voted for endless bailouts, who demonized their fiscal conservative colleagues who had their heads on straight, and who continue to sponsor and vote for massive government expansions like the $6 billion national service boondoggle.

Four hundred people turned out in Naples Fl this weekend to raise their voices.

Reader Marie e-mails me that Hawaii’s joining in, too: Hilo Hawaii Tea Party - April 15 Kamehameha Statue, Kamehameha Avenue - Hilo Bayfront 4:30 PM-6:00 PM.

Reader e-mail: “The Chicago Young Republicans have organized a truly spectacular event later in the day on April 15th that’s complementary to the earlier Daley Plaza protest. The afternoon protest ends at 2pm on Michigan Avenue, after a march from Daley Plaza through the city to the plaza by the Tribune Building. At 430pm, the Chicago Young Republicans have scheduled an event at Navy Pier, which is a short walk from the Tribune building east to the lake….The Chicago Young Republicans have pulled out all stops to actually recreate the Boston Tea Party on Lake Michigan with the largest tall ship in the country, and a rally at Navy Pier at the Billy Goat Tavern from 430pm - 9pm on April 15th (including an adventure onto Lake Michigan with the Tall Ship, and both a big sendoff for the ship and a cheer for its return to the dock, all replicating the actual Boston Tea Party).”


* Michelle Malkin



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM


Geithner, and Obama Cause Corporations To Head To Switzerland





Corporate oil booms in low-tax Switzerland

By Sam Cage

ZUG, Switzerland, March 12 (Reuters) - The tidy towns and mountain vistas of Switzerland are an unlikely setting for an oil boom.
Yet a wave of energy companies has in the last few months announced plans to move to Switzerland -- mainly for its appeal as a low-tax corporate domicile that looks relatively likely to stay out of reach of Barack Obama's tax-seeking administration.

In a country with scant crude oil production of its own, the virtual energy boom has changed the canton or state of Zug, about 30 minutes' drive from Zurich, beyond all recognition. Its economy was based on farming until it slashed tax rates to attract commerce after World War Two.

It still has a chocolate-box old town with views over a lake to the high Alps, but is now surrounded by gleaming corporate offices -- including commodity trader Glencore and oil refiner Petroplus -- shopping malls and housing developments.

Local authorities say about 13 percent of full-time jobs in Zug canton are in the raw materials sector.

Over the past six months companies including offshore drilling contractors Noble Corp and Transocean, energy-focused engineering group Foster Wheeler and oilfield services company Weatherfield International have all announced plans to shift domicile to Switzerland.

"Switzerland has a stable and developed tax regime and a network of tax treaties with most countries where we operate," Transocean Chief Executive Bob Long said in a statement in October, when it announced its move. "As a result, the redomestication will improve our ability to maintain a competitive worldwide effective corporate tax rate."
"One trend that we see is that particularly Bermuda-based companies are now moving to Switzerland," said Martin Frey, a partner at law company Baker & McKenzie. "That may only partly be obviously for tax reasons, but also for security reasons and the fact that the Obama administration may go after them."

Analysts note that because Switzerland has its own tax treaty with the United States, blacklisting it at a corporate or individual level could cause unproductive diplomatic incidents.

Switzerland, which is not a member of the EU, denies the cantons' special status violates its free trade deal with the bloc and rejects negotiations with Brussels on fiscal matters.

But it has pledged to consider some other company taxation regulations the EU has objected to, such as the status of foreign companies, aiming to ensure these go beyond thinly staffed headquarters to invest and create jobs in Switzerland.

Companies say Switzerland's attractiveness as a corporate location goes beyond tax to include easy and efficient transport, a high quality of life high and well-trained staff.

In the current climate, the attractions for the companies that move clearly outweigh one drawback: by making the switch they potentially sacrifice inclusion in stock market indexes such as the closely watched benchmark Standard & Poor's 500.

"In the past and most recently with Transocean, Standard & Poor's has ruled that the process of redomesticating to Switzerland renders a company 'ineligible for continued inclusion' in the S&P 500," said Macquarie Research analyst Angie Sedita in a note.

In buoyant times, inclusion in such indexes has offered access to equity capital. But the S&P 500 has fallen more than 50 percent since Obama was elected.


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

You know what, I can hardly blame them. Nuts cases like Geithner and his love for threatening to fire CEO's which is of course only a beginning of the power he intends to use on all of us if he wants to. Obama and his bully tactics with his reference to pitchforks and so many things with his destroying the American Dream. With Obama it is the American Nightmare! Add in Pelosi and Barney Frank and any number of the stupid big business hating democrats this move thing is no surprise. And not new either.
Their going after big business here in America is stupid. Like Nicholas says, he never worked for a poor man. All this destroying our economy by Obama and Geithner is going to cost more unemployment as companies big and small won't be able to afford to stay in business. They don't like companies that make a profit.

Big money making companies don't only do a lot of hiring, they also do a lot of donating even if it is for tax write offs the places they donate to benefit.

I think it was Brach’s Candy that moved less than 100 miles-from the US to Canada...

That move saved them $80 million per year in reduced sugar costs since our sugar is twice what the world price is...

$80 million a year, every year...

The US government chases good companies out of here...

One day, an iconic company, think Coca-Cola or Pepsi or one like that will relocate elsewhere.

Coke and Pepsi already gets the majority of their profits from overseas. Why should they stay here and pay the 2nd highest tax rate in the world. Additionally, they like all corps are subject to the insane labor laws, OSHA, lawsuits, etc...

We continually ‘beat up’our successful companies, i.e.

A T & T in the 80’s

Microsoft in the 90’s

Exxon (and other energy companies) in the 2000’s

tobacco, pharmaceuticals, the list continues...

Noble and Transocean moves to Switzerland would be a great tragedy. These two companies represent some of the best of what America has to offer. They are small energy companies, called “independents,” competing across the world against large companies, most of them foreign, and a much of their competition are companies that are at least partially or entirely supported by a foreign state.

It is well know in the industry that some of the sharpest and best qualified [in terms of intelligence and also the kind of instinct that comes from years of handling responsibility in a competitive, stressful environment] foremen and drillers come from the small American energy independents.

However, companies like Noble and Transocean are faced with little choice. Remember that although they are small and based here in the US, in recent decades most of their work has been overseas. They can’t face the prospect of competing for jobs when their costs, due to higher current US taxes and much higher forecasts for taxes in the near future, are higher than the competition.

The whole thing is a darn shame. Again, I feel horrible because I know we are losing companies that represent the best of American ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit.

It is politicians using class warfare, pure and simple to extract money from the producers in our society to give to non-producers.

Will the producers ever get fed up and when they do, what will happen?

Maybe move to Switzerland....it seems so. And I honestly can't blame them at all.

Our country has been the single most creator of wealth,and now the left wants to destroy that, they are not going to like it when they get their wish.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (5)


April 06, 2009

Lt. Andrew Kinard, Trace Adkins, the West Point Cadet Glee Club at the Academy of Country Music Awards



Trace Adkins and the West Point Cadet Glee Club at the Academy of Country Music Awards




Las Vegas, 5 April 2009. Trace Adkins sings ...."Till the Last Shot's Fired"....with the West Point Cadet Glee Club

"Somebody from the ACM asked if I'd perform that song" he says. "They'd heard the performance on the new record and they were looking for a way to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and they called and asked if I'd do it."

He said yes, of course, and recently spent a few hours one afternoon at West Point practicing with the glee club. "It was a thrill," Adkins said of visiting the military academy.

"It's the least I can do," said Trace, who has performed on some USO tours and visited injured soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center



Wounded Warrior Project


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

Last night Nicholas and watched the Academy of Country Music Awards. It was done
in Las Vegas and the music was wonderful, there were some really special songs that won awards.
One in particular that was sung not for an award but for a cause, the Wounded Warrior Project and for our troops. Country awards shows have always been pretty special but last nights was beyond special.

I was so hoping there would be a video of it and there was, God was good to me. Because I wanted so much to share this part of the night with all of you.

Below I have put information about Lt. Andrew Kinard a warrior and an American hero. He was on the stage with Trace Atkins and introduced the song. Thank you Lt. Andrew Kinard, words cannot be enough for my gratitude that you loved America too and served our country. To say thank you to our wounded troops seems so small for all they have sacrificed and for all our Veterans and our troops active today. But it is a start, that first acknowledgment that America has been great and free because of each one of them. Never will we forget one single warrior, one single Veteran or service member..... Never.


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Marine Lieutenant Andrew Kinard was on patrol in Iraq and was hit by an IED (three other Marines were hit, too). Apparently, before shock set in, Kinard established security and asked about his men, then passed out. The damage to his body was extremely severe. I don't know who the hospital corpsman was who assisted Lt. Kinard, but I know that Kinard went into cardiac arrest twice and lost most of his blood - whoever that corpsman is, he is a miracle worker. Andrew was flown to Al Asad (by that time had used 67 units of blood), then Germany and now Bethesda. He has lost his right leg above the knee, the left leg at his pelvis, and he has lots of internal damage to his intestines, kidneys, etc. He's on a ventalator. He is fighting infections. He's been awake only a few times since his injury...


Marine 2nd Lt. Andrew Kinard of Spartanburg received a hero's welcome Sunday at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Wounded Marine to meet fellow warriors

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

from April of 2007

"Welcome home, Lieutenant."

There was something victorious about the way Marine 2nd Lt. Andrew Kinard exited the beige minivan that brought him here from Ellis Airport Sunday.

It wasn't arrogance. Andrew often said he felt "honored" by the support he'd received. He regularly took the attention off himself, turning instead to his fellow Marines who kept fighting in Iraq when he was unable to.

"I just represent one person, out of all these Marines that really were willing to give their all," Andrew said. "I want to make sure to emphasize those who couldn't make it, the Marines who paid the ultimate price."

The nonprofit Hope for the Warriors foundation made possible the trip from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and gave Andrew a $22,000 all-terrain wheelchair that can easily plow through snow and accommodate any hunting he might like to do.

He will spend most of this week at the Warrior House I, an on-base home fitted with a handicapped-accessible ramp and amenities. He'll have dinner with a general, and maybe get to play X-Box on a big-screen television with his buddies.

But the highlight of the week comes today, when Alpha Company -- Andrew's company -- gets home from a seven-month deployment.

In all, about 270 Marines and sailors from various arms of the 2nd Marine Division's 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion will roll into

Camp Lejeune today.

It's a moment Andrew has been waiting for since fully waking up in a hospital a month after the blast.

And, it's a moment that almost didn't happen.

Andrew had emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage just two weeks ago, a surgery his family wasn't sure he'd recover from in time to make it here.

But for months, the young Marine has been saying that "even if they had to push him down in a hospital bed, he was going to be here," his father, Dr. Harry Kinard said.

"This homecoming helped him get where he is today," said Cpl. Patrick Elswick, who has been with Andrew throughout his recovery.

"All the little details, and the struggles he had, this was his main focus. Even when he had setbacks, he'd work extra hard to get here."


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:55 AM | Comments (9)


Army Ranger 1st Lt. Michael Behenna ~ 25 Years For Shooting Al Qaeda Operative


GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDS EVIDENCE; SOLDIER GOES TO PRISON FOR 25 YEARS FOR SHOOTING AL QAEDA OPERATIVE


1st Lt. Michael C. Behenna, left, and his defense attorney Capt. Tom Clark, right, walk in Camp Speicher, a large U.S. base near Tikrit, north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Vanessa Gera)


NewsOK


Losses deeply affected Oklahoma serviceman Michael Behenna

Like many young men, Michael Behenna was eager to join the military after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Michael Behenna took over an 18-man platoon about two months before it was sent to Iraq in September 2007, building it into a polished unit, his father said.

Scott and Vicki Behenna said their son, a 2002 Edmond Memorial High School graduate, loves basketball, board games and genealogy.

Michael Behenna’s parents are no strangers to the criminal justice system.

His mother, Vicki, is a veteran federal prosecutor who helped convict Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. Father Scott is a retired Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent who works as an FBI intelligence analyst.

But they’ve never seen anything like the events that led to their son’s conviction on murder and assault charges in a military court last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Michael Behenna, an Army first lieutenant from Edmond, was accused of executing a suspected terrorist last May in Iraq, but he maintains he acted in self-defense.

A government expert, who was not called as a witness, backed Behenna’s version of events, but that evidence was not provided to his attorneys until after Behenna, 25, was found guilty Feb. 27.

Behenna’s attorneys will appeal his conviction, but he remains in a federal prison in Kansas.

"It looks like we’ve got an innocent man who has been convicted,” attorney Jack Zimmerman said.

Two of the men under his command were killed and two were injured in an April 21 bomb blast. The blast also killed two Iraqis.

Intelligence reports indicated Ali Mansour was a member of an al-Qaida cell in the area. Behenna’s platoon arrested him May 5.

Mansour was released by Army intelligence less than two weeks later, despite reports he had been involved in terrorist activities.

Behenna was ordered to return Mansour to his home, but he chose to question the man himself. He wanted to find out who else was in the terror cell and who was financing it.

Behenna took Mansour and an interpreter into a culvert near an Iraq army checkpoint for his interrogation.

Mansour said he did not know anything about an al-Qaida cell, but Behenna needed one of his answers to be translated. He turned to his interpreter, but a rock flying by his head drew his attention back to Mansour.

Behenna said he shot Mansour in self-defense.



Source:

March 20th , 2009


FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — An Army officer testified that he shot and killed an Iraqi detainee because he felt he was in danger.

On March 20th, 2009, 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a known Al Qaeda operative while serving in Iraq.

1st Lt. Michael Behenna of Edmond is charged with premeditated murder, but testified Thursday he did not intend to kill Ali Mansour Mohammed. He admitted mistakes while he was interrogating the detainee. He said he should not have stripped the man and pointed a gun at him, but he was trying to scare him into giving information. Behenna said he looked away and then saw Mohammed moving his hands toward the gun.




Edmond soldier Michael Behenna may get fewer years

March 21, 2009

A military judge in Kentucky refused Friday to order a mistrial in the case of an Edmond soldier found guilty of murdering an Iraqi detainee.

First Lt. Michael Behenna had testified at trial that he shot Ali Mansour Mohammed twice last May in self-defense during an interrogation.

A military jury last month chose a 25-year sentence for Behenna after convicting him of murder.

“We think the judge erred,” Zimmermann said. “MacDonell’s conclusions will be very useful in his appeal.”

Military law mandates that murder sentences be automatically reviewed in the Army Court of Appeals in Washington.


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Below is a brief recap of the relevant aspects of Lt. Behenna’s case.

Military News


September 2007: 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna deployed to Iraq for his first combat experience

April 21, 2008: Lt. Behenna’s platoon was attacked by Al Qaeda operatives. The attack resulted in death of two of Lt. Behenna’s platoon members, two Iraqi citizens, and wounded two additional soldiers under Lt. Behenna’s command.

May 5, 2008: Known terrorist Ali Mansur was detained at his home for suspected involvement in the attack on Lt. Behenna’s platoon

May 16, 2008: Army Intelligence orders the release of Mansur
Lt. Behenna, who lost two members of his platoon just weeks earlier, was ordered to transport Mansur back to his home
Lt. Behenna attempts a final interrogation of Mansur prior to his release
During the interrogation, Behenna is attacked by Mansur and is forced to defend himself. During the altercation, the terrorist is killed.
Lt. Behenna failed to properly report the incident

July 2008: The U.S. Army charges Lt. Behenna with premeditated murder for the death of Al Qaeda operative and terrorist Ali Mansur.

February 23, 2009: Lt. Behenna’s trial begins
Government and defense experts agree on the trajectory of the bullets killing Mansur
Prosecution expert Dr. Herbert MacDonnell initiated contact with defense attorneys explaining his agreement with the testimony of Lt. Behenna and his presentation to prosecutors supporting Lt. Behenna’s version of events.
Dr. MacDonnell is not called to testify in the case
Jack Zimmermann, defense counsel, asks prosecutors if they have any exculpatory evidence that should be provided to the defense (referring to Dr. MacDonnell’s demonstration). Prosecutors deny having any such evidence.
Prosecutors withholding of this evidence allowed them to argue that Lt. Behenna executed Ali Mansur while seated when the forensic experts, including Dr. MacDonnell, agree that Ali was standing with his arms outstretched when shot

Lt. Behenna is convicted of unpremeditated murder and assault.

Dr. MacDonnell contacts prosecution requesting that the information provided in his demonstration be given to the defense.
Prosecutors provide such information after a verdict was rendered, but prior to sentencing.
At the request of the presiding judge, Dr. MacDonnell provides his information to the court via telephone
The judge orders both sides in the case to file briefs relating to a possible mistrial
After reading the briefs the judge set an additional hearing and ordered additional briefs, including one from the defense requesting a new trial.

On March 20, the judge denied defense motions to declare a mistrial and to order a new trial
Lt. Behenna’s attorneys are appealing the verdict
Lt. Behenna is currently serving a 25-year sentence


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

This angers me so much, if our troops are going to have to worry about being prosecuted for every shot fired, every move they make it is only going to put them in more danger then they already are. God forbid we should abuse the civil rights of terrorists, sheesh!

Of course had the terrorist shot our kid, it would have been perfectly acceptable and the ACLU would have rushed to his defense. There is something radically wrong in this nation. The question is how long the American people will “shrug!” Dear God help people to wake up in this nation.

Our troops are being sacrificed by the scumbag politicians to garner favor with our enemies. May hell be full of corrupt, treasonous politicians.

There is a website for Michael to show support for him and this travesty of justice that has happened.

Defend Michael


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:50 AM | Comments (12)


Will bill give Obama control of Internet?




Will bill give Obama control of Internet?

Proposed new powers called 'drastic federal intervention'

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By Drew Zahn

A pair of bills introduced in the U.S. Senate would grant the White House sweeping new powers to access private online data, regulate the cybersecurity industry and even shut down Internet traffic during a declared "cyber emergency."

Senate bills No. 773 and 778, introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., are both part of what's being called the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, which would create a new Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor, reportable directly to the president and charged with defending the country from cyber attack.

A working draft of the legislation obtained by an Internet privacy group also spells out plans to grant the Secretary of Commerce access to all privately owned information networks deemed to be critical to the nation's infrastructure "without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule or policy restricting such access."

Privacy advocates and Internet experts have been quick to sound the alarm over the act's broadly drawn government powers.
"The cybersecurity threat is real," says Leslie Harris, president of the Center for Democracy and Technology, which obtained the draft of S.773, "but such a drastic federal intervention in private communications technology and networks could harm both security and privacy."
"The whole thing smells bad to me," writes Larry Seltzer in eWeek, an Internet and print news source on technology issues. "I don't like the chances of the government improving this situation by taking it over generally, and I definitely don't like the idea of politicizing this authority by putting it in the direct control of the president."
According to a Senate document explaining the bill, the legislation "addresses our country's unacceptable vulnerability to massive cyber crime, global cyber espionage and cyber attacks that could cripple our critical infrastructure."
In a statement explaining the bill's introduction, Sen. Rockefeller said, "We must protect our critical infrastructure at all costs – from our water to our electricity, to banking, traffic lights and electronic health records – the list goes on."
Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, who is co-sponsoring the bill, added, "If we fail to take swift action, we, regrettably, risk a cyber-Katrina."

Critics, however, have pointed to three actions Rockefeller and Snowe propose that may violate both privacy concerns and even constitutional bounds:

First, the White House, through the national cybersecurity advisor, shall have the authority to disconnect "critical infrastructure" networks from the Internet – including private citizens' banks and health records, if Rockefeller's examples are accurate – if they are found to be at risk of cyber attack. The working copy of the bill, however, does not define what constitutes a cybersecurity emergency, and apparently leaves the question to the discretion of the president.

Second, the bill establishes the Department of Commerce as "the clearinghouse of cybersecurity threat and vulnerability information," including the monitoring of private information networks deemed a part of the "critical infrastructure."

Third, the legislation proposes implementation of a professional licensing program for certifying who can serve as a cybersecurity professional.

And while the critics concede the need for increased security, they object to what is perceived as a dangerous and intrusive expansion of government power.




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

Al Gore invented Obama oh wait that was supposed to be Al Gore invented the internet.

I thought the dems hated the wire taps and now they want this? I guess it is ok with the dems as long as it is one of theirs suggesting it.

To any liberals lurking here that may think this is a good idea... Be careful what powers you give the government.

If they get away with this, it would probably effect all the conservative blogs and places like Townhall, WND, and all the other places we read.


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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 07:45 AM | Comments (10)


Why Team Bush Beats Team Obama


Win One For The Gipper!



Final Four: Why Team Bush Beats Team Obama

Big Hollywood

by Joseph Lindsey

As the NCAA final four is again upon us I thought it would be fun to take the last four years of President Bush’s team, and square them off against President Obama’s team in a presidential team pick, and policy play.

Team Bush

Coach: The spirit of Ronald Reagan.
As a coach Reagan brings this team together with a play that’s tough, conservative and full of compassion for those who are being oppressed on both sides of the stands. He instructs his team to trudge forward no matter what the score, and to not concern themselves with attempting to get cheers from both sides of the stands or those in other leagues who don’t like the way they play. Bonus: Tear down this wall.

Center: George W. Bush.
W. in the position of center seems an odd choice for a man of his stature. Yet consensus amongst his team is that he’s the man best set to defend the basket, and the man who won’t budge in the face of hard drives up the lane, elbows, personal fouls and face spitting from opponents and their booster clubs. Bonus: Makes a decision and sticks to it.

Point Guard: Condi Rice
Not concerned with being recognized by the crowed for her sex, race or background, she brings a sense of calm and conscientious control to the overall play of the team. She’s fast and able to get the ball in the right hands at the right time. Bonus: Can play the “Star Spangled Banner” on a piano at the opening.

Shooting Guard: General David Petraeus
Creating a high volume of shots on offense he’s able to decimate the opponent with his surge, and protect the point on defense. Not looking for the limelight, trophies or magazine covers, his only concern is the advancement of the overall team and the safety of the entire crowd. Bonus: Not bothered by anti-American sentiment from Democrat-funded websites.

Small Forward: Michael V. Hayden CIA
Though his scope is global on the court he keeps a presence that’s so small and silent that once you discover he’s there, it’s too late. No leaks come from his play even though he helped write the playbook years ago at the NSA. Bonus: He’s got your cell number so cheating is difficult for opponents.

Power Forward: Dick Cheney
Plays offensively often with his back to the basket. Because of his vast experience he plays a zone defense often confusing the opposing team. His play is straight forward and unapologetic. Opposing booster clubs experience high levels of intimidation due to his unwillingness to be vocal about team play. Bonus: A rumor set forth from booster clubs about Gatorade water-boarding brings a warm wet feeling to the briefs of teams attempting to oppose him.

Cheerleaders: Weekly Standard, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Abe Lincoln, General Patton, the US Military, Rush Limbaugh, the free marketplace, Big Hollywood and people not susceptible to cult worship.


Team Obama

Coach: George Soros
Coach Soros brings to the game a sense of “Yes we can, and here’s the check to prove it.” He tells his teams not worry about the score because he owns the company that makes the scoreboards. His gameplan is loose and full of narcotics in case his team begins to feel something they don’t like. In the event of obvious defeat, he’s willing to abort the entire match no matter how late in the game. Bonus: Pays for all spectators’ hot dogs, sodas and one of those foam fists to wave at team W.

Center: President Obama
With vast experience as a community organizer, he’s used to being surrounded by those who count on him to give them something. Hope and Change is the name of his game but because you can’t see, taste, touch or pay your bills with Hope and Change, he settles for handing the ball off to those more experienced than he. Bonus: Looks good on a t-shirt, bumper sticker, coffee mug, hand towel, wrist watch, poster, action figure, flag, mural and video game.

Point Guard: Hillary Clinton
Clearly the balls of the team and faster than most of her teammates when it comes to maneuvering around a play that may bring shame to the team or the player. Early in the season her sex seemed to be a real problem for the booster clubs and those in the stands. But now that she’s not president, they all feel she’s swell. Bonus: Husband Bill Clinton has shown her how to deal with groupies on the road.

Shooting Guard: Janet Napolitano
Though she’s never played the game at this level, she must quickly learn to be the best perimeter player on the team. Bonus: She can see Mexico from her house.

Small Forward: Leon Panetta
Primarily responsible for penetrating offense, when he does drive up the lane he does so in a manner that’s never harmful to the opponent. Bonus: Carries with him everywhere he goes the playbook written by MoveOn.org.

Power Forward: Eric Holder
Often plays with his back against his own teammates and is willing to send fellow players to the showers if too many fouls are committed in the name of victory. Bonus: When he fouls you he says, “You’re pardoned.”

Cheerleaders: MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, NPR, CNN, Hollywood, unions, t-shirt makers, Planned Parenthood, rappers, Bruce Springsteen, people in Europe, Jimmy Carter, Hamas, people that know 9/11 was an inside job, cultists, most people under 28 and those who pay no taxes.

Okay so Team Obama just got in the game, but with his line-up it’s clear why Team Bush wins in the end. Team Bush knows the cost of a game lost when the stands are full and the world is watching.




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

LOL this is good, very well done!!!



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




Posted by Wild Thing at 07:40 AM | Comments (3)


Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion


Welcome to Mississauga and Mayor Hazel McCallion


Out and about in the City of Mississauga with Mayor Hazel McCallion


She was born February 14, 1921, and she is affectionately called "Hurricane Hazel". by supporters as well as the media at large for her vibrant outspoken style of no-nonsense politics.

Mayor McCallion was married to Sam McCallion who passed away in 1997. She has three children: Peter, Linda and Paul, and one granddaughter, Erika. Mayor McCallion enjoys many sports including ice hockey, fishing and also enjoys gardening.

McCallion is well known in Canada for her love of hockey. She played for a professional women's team while attending school in Montreal.

In a first-person account for Canadian magazine Confidence Bound, McCallion credited her faith with giving her the energy her job demands. "Having a life filled with purpose and meaning and living my life in a Christian-like manner helps to motivate me and keep me energized," she said.
She also revealed that she does everything around the house herself. "I do my own cleaning, grocery shopping, gardening… The assumption is that people in my position have others doing all these things for them but I like to be self sufficient. Housework and gardening are great forms of exercise and keep one humble."
She was lauded as a hero in April 2006 during a police standoff involving a distraught man threatening to kill himself. The five hour standoff promptly came to a peaceful end when McCallion showed up on the scene and demanded he stand down so that police, paramedic and fire personnel could attend to more important matters.

Her principles are grounded in the belief that a city should be run like a business; thus, she encourages the business model of governance. Her family's business background, her education and prior career in a corporation prepared her to approach government with a business model. Mississauga is one of the few cities in Canada that is debt-free; it has not had to borrow money since 1978.

She has been described as a "small-c" conservative.



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

She is fantastic, I love her love of life and her positive attitude. And what a politician she is, I wish we had people lilke this.


....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 (7)


Geithner to Banks:Government Decides Your Executive Line-Up



Geithner to Banks: Get Federal Help, Government Decides Your Executive Line-Up

FOX news

and

Bloomberg

WASHINGTON

The government may require new faces in executive suites at banks requiring "exceptional assistance" in the future, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Sunday.

Critics of the Obama administration's move last weekend to force out the chairman of General Motors Corp., Rick Wagoner, as a condition for possible additional federal loans say that strong government intervention contrasts with measures placed on the financial industry in return for billions in infusions.

Geithner denied there was a double standard and put banks on notice that they may need to change leadership teams in exchange for accepting more money in the future.

"If, in the future, banks need exceptional assistance in order to get through this, then we'll make sure that assistance comes with conditions, not just to protect the taxpayer but to make sure this is the kind of restructuring necessary for them to emerge stronger," he told "Face the Nation" on CBS. "And where that requires a change of management of the board, we'll do that."

The treasury chief said that is what has happened at some big institutions that are getting large amounts of government aid. They include the mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were placed into conservatorship by the government last September, and insurer American International Group Inc., the recipient of more than $170 billion in help since last fall.

"We've already seen a substantial number of the largest banks in our country fail or be absorbed by other institutions, no longer existing at independent institutions. And where the government has acted, like in Fannie and Freddie or like in AIG, where we've had to do exceptional things to stabilize them, we have replaced the management and the board," Geithner said.
"And we've done that because we want to make sure that taxpayers' assistance is going to make these companies stronger, make sure there's accountability, make sure it comes with strong conditions. And we'll do that in the future if that is necessary," he added.
"It's a single standard, a single principle. And our obligation to the American people is to do what's necessary to try to bring recovery back on track as quickly as possible."

Asked if chief executives of big banks such as Citibank and Bank of America should worry about their jobs if their companies don't improve their performance, Geithner said the government would not shy from such a restructuring.

"Where that's necessary, where it meets the test, where it's necessary to do what we ... exist to do, which is to make sure that this financial system supports recovery and the banks emerge stronger," Geithner said.

As part of the new administration's overhaul of the $700 billion bailout effort, banking regulators are requiring stress tests for the 19 largest banks to see whether they will need additional support to withstand a more severe downturn than the country is experiencing now.


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

The most ridiculous part of this mafia scheme is that these banks literally want to GIVE the money back, but Comrade Geithner won’t take it back. He’d rather have the power.

These people are so brazen, and there’s simply nobody to hold them to account. There is NO Constitutional authority for bailouts and corporate handouts, and certainly none for the Fed to take control of any enterprise.



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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 06:44 AM | Comments (4)


President Bush Stops To Thank Vets In Cleburne



President Bush and the Wounded Warriors Road 2 Recovery bike ride that was going to Arlington, Texas this last Saturday/




Pres. Bush Stops To Thank Vets In Cleburne

Dallas/Fort Worth Local News

Former President George W. Bush made a surprise visit on a group of bicyclists raising money and awareness for injured soldiers Saturday.

Mr. Bush's visit to the group, who had been resting for the night in Cleburne, was unannounced because he did not want publicity of the event to take away from what the riders were doing.

Cleburne's Mayor Ted Reynolds and Congressman Chet Edwards had already been scheduled to address the riders before they set out for Arlington. Mr. Bush spoke with the riders on his way down to his Crawford area ranch.

The Wounded Warriors Road 2 Recovery bike ride went from San Antonio up to Arlington, where members of the ride were honored at the start of the Texas Rangers exhibition game Saturday afternoon.

The 60 bicycler riders were all veterans who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan. They partnered with American Legion posts across Texas for the ride, which began in San Antonio on Tuesday.

President Bush thanked the riders for their service, as well as thanking volunteers and supporters who were helping in the ride.



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

Just checking on President Bush to see how he is doing. It felt good to read about him again and he was having a great ole time iwith Veterans. I loved how he said he did not want to be noticed just wanted to stop and thank them that it was about them not him.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:42 AM | Comments (1)


G-20 Moves The World Closer To A Global Currency






The G20 moves the world a step closer to a global currency

Telegraph co.uk

The world is a step closer to a global currency, backed by a global central bank, running monetary policy for all humanity.

A single clause in Point 19 of the communiqué issued by the G20 leaders amounts to revolution in the global financial order.

"We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250bn (£170bn) into the world economy and increase global liquidity," it said. SDRs are Special Drawing Rights, a synthetic paper currency issued by the International Monetary Fund that has lain dormant for half a century.

In effect, the G20 leaders have activated the IMF's power to create money and begin global "quantitative easing". In doing so, they are putting a de facto world currency into play. It is outside the control of any sovereign body.

It has been a good summit for the IMF. Its fighting fund for crises is to be tripled overnight to $750bn. This is real money.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director, said in February that the world was "already in Depression" and risked a slide into social disorder and military conflict unless political leaders resorted to massive stimulus.

But Mr Strauss-Kahn at least has resources fit for his own task. He will need them. The IMF is already bailing out Pakistan, Iceland, Latvia, Hungary, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Bosnia and Romania.

This week Mexico became the first G20 state to ask for help. It has secured a precautionary credit line of $47bn.


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


Anyone else think Barack Hussein Obama is reading how to be the anti-Christ????? He can try but he’ll never make it. He’s too much of a bungler to be the Antichrist. And also the anti-Christ is supposed to be well lilked by everyone, and I can't stand him. LOL True, he makes my blood boil and my skin crawl.

The other day I was getting groceries and as I stood in line to pay I saw Obama on the cover of two of the magazines and I reached over and turned them around so the back of the magazine faced out instead. heh heh
Just doing my part to keep the stupid pro Obama magazines from selling.


"Give me control of a nation's [the world's] money supply, and I care not who makes the laws."
~~Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild (1744 -1812), Godfather of the Rothschild Banking Cartel of Europe

If people that voted for Obama would read and study about the history of this family (and it's branches), and it's unrelenting, cancerous power over not only western currency but key areas of commerce, they might have a clue as to how history is about to repeat itself once again....with vengeance.

And that includes how it has affected US history as well.



....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 06:40 AM | Comments (2)


April 05, 2009

North Korea Launches Rocket, Defying World Pressure



North Korea Launches Rocket, Defying World Pressure

FOX news

North Korea defiantly carried out a provocative rocket launch Sunday that the U.S., Japan and other nations suspect was a cover for a test of its long-range missile technology.

Liftoff took place at 10:30 p.m. EDT Saturday from the coastal Musudan-ri launch pad in northeastern North Korea, the South Korean government said. In Washington, the State Department also confirmed the launch.

The U.S., South Korea, Japan and others suspect the launch is a guise for testing the regime's long-range missile technology — one step toward eventually mounting a nuclear weapon on a missile capable of reaching Alaska and beyond.

They contend the launch violates a U.N. Security Council resolution barring the regime from ballistic missile activity, part of efforts to force North Korea to shelve its nuclear program and halt long-range missile tests.

"We look on this as a provocative act," U.S. State Department spokesman Fred Lash said.

The rocket flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean, the Japanese broadcaster NHK said, citing its government.


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

Fox is not covering this much right now as I am posting this. I only caught one thing on FOX.
Geraldo is cheering for It’s success! Why doesn’t he move to Venezuela, Cuba or NKorea? He’d be so much happier there!

CNN has a little more. I don't like CNN but sometimes it has a story happening that the others don't.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (6)


Vietnam Veteran Marine LCpl Calhoun To Receive Silver Star ~ 42 Years Later



April 1967 during the first battle at Khe Sanh,wounded, Ray Calhoun Jr refused to be evacuated and instead braved enemy fire to aid other wounded Marines.


Ray Calhoun (third from left) was photographed with fellow Marines Mike Kotdic (from left), Tommy Wheeler and Don Hossack in Vietnam. Wheeler and Hossack also were awarded Silver Stars recently. Three-fourths of their platoon was killed or wounded in an April 1967 battle.


Vietnam veteran Ray Calhoun will receive a Silver Star for combat bravery during a ceremony today. In his hand is one he had purchased. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / Union-Tribune)



Hero finally gets his due

Vietnam veteran to receive Silver Star for bravery in battle 42 years ago

San Diego .com

By Steve Liewer

Nighttime cloaked Hill 881 South in a blackness that filled the Marines of Mike Company with a well-founded dread.

Lance Cpl. Ray Calhoun's platoon had drawn the job of leading an assault in this northwest corner of South Vietnam on the morning of April 30, 1967. They knew the enemy was waiting for them.

Some of the North Vietnamese soldiers shouted taunts in accented English.

“All night long, they're telling us: 'Put on your helmets, Marines. You're gonna die in the morning,' ” recalled Calhoun, who now lives in Scripps Ranch.

The enemy didn't lie. Three-fourths of the men in Calhoun's platoon were killed or wounded.

Throughout the battle, the 19-year-old Calhoun alternately aimed grenades at enemy bunkers and bandaged his dying buddies. Twice he passed out from his own wounds, only to wake up and resume the fight.

Today, nearly 42 years later, Calhoun will receive a Silver Star – the nation's third-highest award for combat bravery – during a ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.

Two of Calhoun's platoon mates also were awarded Silver Stars recently. Don Hossack of Kalispell, Mont., received his medal last month, and Tommy Wheeler of Lutz, Fla., will get his April 13.

The presentations follow six years of Pentagon review, through a process approved by Congress to recognize overlooked valor from past wars. The law has been invoked to credit ethnic or religious minorities whose heroism was ignored or initially downgraded.

In this case, though, the delay happened because the 1967 battle wiped out so many in Calhoun's chain of command.

“There were very few that remained alive to write up the awards,” said retired Maj. Gen. John Admire, who commanded Calhoun's platoon until shortly before the battle and who ultimately crafted the three Silver Star nominations. “A lot of Marines did a lot of great things, but they never got the recognition they deserved.”

Calhoun's road to Hill 881 started one day in February 1966, when he and seven of his college-football buddies were playing a poker game. They grew angry when they heard an anti-war march outside, and they vowed to join the military. All but one eventually did.

Calhoun, a native of Encino, enlisted in the Marine Corps the next day. Four months later, he arrived for boot camp in San Diego. The first night, a recruit committed suicide in his barracks by slitting his wrists.

“I had no idea what I was getting myself into,” Calhoun said.

Assigned that fall to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton, he was sent to Vietnam almost immediately. Mike Company saw action from the start.

But nothing matched the battle that came the next spring. The North Vietnamese hoped to lay siege to the U.S. military outpost near Khe Sanh, which was on a vital supply route.

The Marines countered with a series of assaults on the uplands surrounding Khe Sanh that came to be called the “Hill Battles.” They succeeded, but at a frightful cost.

On April 30, 1967, the men of Mike Company set out through the tall grass about 8 a.m. They reached a saddle between two hilltops, and two platoons fanned out across a clearing.

The North Vietnamese opened fire from bunkers that honeycombed the hillside. Calhoun and his platoon mates took shelter behind some fallen trees, which they quickly realized was a trap when mortar shells started falling directly on top of them.

“They set us up. We were in a killing field,” said Joe Cordileone, a San Diego assistant city attorney who was with Calhoun that day. “It was a massacre.”

One mortar round killed the platoon's leader, 2nd Lt. Joseph Mitchell; wounded Hossack; and knocked out Calhoun.

But he woke up and got to work, dragging survivors into a bomb crater and patching up wounds with battle dressings salvaged from the bodies of the dead.

Calhoun's eagle eye had earned him the job of platoon grenadier. He watched for muzzle flashes, aimed his M79 grenade launcher at them and took out four sniper's nests.

One bullet pierced his helmet, knocking him out a second time and wounding his scalp. But he woke up again and returned to the fight.

“You get so scared, you just start living off of adrenaline,” Calhoun said. “You think, 'I'm gonna die, and I'm going to kill as many of these guys as I can first.' ”

U.S. bomb strikes pushed the North Vietnamese off the hill, and reinforcements reached the clearing after a few hours. The few wounded survivors left Hill 881 and the war behind.

Calhoun recuperated at China Beach and Camp Pendleton, then left the Marines a few months later. “I kind of wanted to forget about it,” he said.

He used his GI Bill benefits to earn a bachelor's in accounting and became a certified public accountant. He married in 1977, and he and his wife, Donna, raised three children in San Diego.

Calhoun also started BeamOne, a company that harnesses electron beams for medical uses.

His outward success disguised chronic nightmares and frequent insomnia. The sound of rain set him on edge; it reminded him of the monsoons in Vietnam. He hated the smell of fresh earth. He could be short-tempered and abrasive. Hill 881 never quite left him.

“The first thing you do is you stuff it. . . . (Then) you start looking at your life backward and realize that maybe you aren't truly normal,” said Calhoun, who still attend