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June 30, 2009

Israeli Navy Takes Control of Aid Boat Headed for Gaza (Cynthia McKinney AGAIN!)




ynet.news

Small ferry carrying medical supplies that set sail from Cyprus Monday with 21 peace activists, medical supplies intercepted off Strip's shore; passengers say army jammed boat's radio signals.

At around noon Tuesday the Israeli Navy intercepted and took control of a boat that had set sail for the Gaza Strip with three tons of medical supplies, Palestinian sources said, adding that the Navy jammed the boat's radio signals.

The IDF Spokesperson's Office confirmed the report. Israeli military sources said there was no violence after the small ferry, sailing from Cyprus with activists from the US-based Free Gaza Movement, was intercepted off Gaza.

"The vessel, which was sailing under a Greek flag, left Larnaca, Cyprus on Monday en route to Gaza. After it was made clear that the boat was headed for Gaza's shore, it was told that Gaza was under a naval blockade. In light of this and the security hazards in the region, its entrance to Gaza was forbidden," the army said in a statement.
The army stressed that despite the warnings, the boat continued sailing toward the Strip. "The Navy vessel's crew took control of the boat and led it to the Ashdod port," said the military.

The boat is also carrying 21 peace activists, including former US Congresswoman Cynthia Ann McKinney (D-GA) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Maguire.

Activist Luvana Masarwa, a 30-year-old east Jerusalem resident, said Monday that passengers "are excited about the possibility of contributing to breaking the siege."

"We want to show the Palestinian people in Gaza that they are not alone, and call on the international community to take a more active role in resolving the situation," she said.




Navy Boards Activists’ Ship: Ex-US Legislator: Call off the Dogs

Israel National News

As the navy surrounded the activists’ boat, McKinney said by phone from the vessel, "I am extremely angry. We demand that the Israeli government call off their attack dogs.”

The IDF made contact and told the boat it would not be allowed to approach because of security risks and a blockade which Israel has imposed to prevent terrorists and weapons from arriving, according to the IDF. “Despite warnings, they crossed into coastal waters and as a result of this, a naval force intercepted it and boarded it, with the intention of directing it to Ashdod port in Israel.”




Wild Thing's comment.....

Cynthia McKinney is the kind of “person” that you could throw to the sharks and they’d suddenly become vegetarians.

Free Gaza is a pro-arab pro-muslim fascist pro-hamas pro-hezbolla outfit. Rather than deport these fine folks, the Israelis should incarcerate them for a time. This might be something that would discourage these idiot psuedo-peaceniks.


Obama and Cynthia McKinney are very similar:

Excerpt:
weekly standard

She is a Democrat, in 1992, she became the first black woman elected to Congress from Georgia.
Appearing in print just months after the September 11 attacks, McKinney's charges couldn't be excused. Nor could her list of campaign donors, which included both terrorist sympathizers like Abdurahman Alamoudi, the former executive director of the American Muslim Council, and apparent actual terrorists like former college professor Sami Al-Arian. Nor could her October 12, 2001, letter to Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal, in which she rebuked New York mayor Rudy Giuliani for returning the prince's post-9/11 “gift” of $10 million and urged bin Talal to donate the funds to “charities outside the mayor's control,” especially those that dealt with “poor blacks who sleep on the street in the shadows of our nation's Capitol.” Giuliani had returned the Saudi’s money because it came with the implicit condition that America “address some of the issues that led to such a criminal [9/11] attack,” among them “its policies in the Middle East,” where “our Palestinian brethren continue to be slaughtered at the hands of Israelis while the world turns the other cheek.” To Giuliani, such a statement made excuses for terrorism. This wasn't a problem for McKinney.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 PM | Comments (8)


Obama Tracking Poll Sinking Fast




Rasmussen Reports Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 31% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-three percent (33%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2. That matches the lowest level yet recorded .

Over the past two weeks, the Presidential Approval Index has stayed in a narrow range between +2 and -2. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 60% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove.




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

The American people are waking up to the fact that the majority of them are not being helped by this admninistration at all, that, in fact, they are being suppressed, oppressed, repressed, choked, demeaned, ridiculed, trashed, insulted and belittled by this adminsitration.

Obama's little, effete, narcissistic self can’t countenance the thought of the masses falling out of love with him. He’s going to have to schedule yet another “major speech.”

I know this is very low but it is still way too high for approval rating, this evil president is destroying us.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 PM | Comments (5)


With Al Franken Dems Get 60


Al Franken The "distinguished " Senator from Minnesota (Saturday Night Live )
Brought to you by ACORN and massive vote fraud.


After Court Ruling, Coleman Concedes to Franken in Minnesota Senate Battle


After the Minnesota high court rejects a legal challenge from Norm Coleman, the Republican concedes to Democrat Al Franken in the state's Senate race.

FOX news


Ending an eight-month legal battle, Republican Norm Coleman conceded Tuesday to Democrat Al Franken in the Minnesota Senate race after the state's high court ruled that Franken should be certified as the winner.

Though Coleman could have tried to take the case to the federal Supreme Court, he told reporters outside his home in St. Paul that continuing to drag out his challenge would hurt his state.

"I just had a conversation with Al Franken congratulating him on his victory," Coleman said. "The Supreme Court of Minnesota has spoken. I respect its decision and I will abide by its result. ...We have reached the point where further litigation damages the unity of our state."

The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state's long-running Senate race.

The high court rejected a legal challenge from Republican Norm Coleman, whose options for regaining the Senate seat are dwindling.

Justices said Franken is entitled to the election certificate he needs to assume office.

When Franken is sworn in, he'll give Democrats a big enough majority to overcome Republican filibusters.


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

Al Franken the crook who’s Air America franchise embezzled tax payer money from a children’s charity.

Ono the way home I just heard on talk radio that Franken is "essentially a "ticking time bomb". He's unpredictable and scares the democrats as much as anyone. They're reported to be *NOT* looking forward to working with him. He's going to be a huge embarrassment to them."
If that is true about how many of the dems feel about him then it would be the ONLY up side to this.


Did not Caligula make his horse a Roman Senator? Well, not be outdone, a true horse’s ass now sits in the U. S. Senate. As a nation have truly sunk to a new level of depravity and darkness.

My God... WHAT has happened to our country???

And what about Cap and Trade in the Senate?

Unless the GOP doesn’t start to take on ACORN and similar organizations we can kiss free elections goodbye forever.

Then there is his stupid book:


Today, Rush Limbaugh today compared the results of Minnesota's senate election to the corrupt, obviously rigged election in Iran.

" Just like in our country. Norm Coleman wins in Minnesota in a recount, and they keep having recounts, and Al Franken wins. So they had the recount in Iran, and shazzam! Ahmadinejad gained votes!"

Limbaugh made the comments before the Supreme Court ruled 5-0 for Franken.



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


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 PM | Comments (8)


Obama’s Census to Castrate American Caucasians



Obama’s Census to castrate American Caucasians

CFP

It’s invasive.
It’s corrupt.
It’s rigged.
It’s unconstitutional.


Its purpose is the legislative transformation of the United States of America into a land where conservatives, Christians, and Caucasians will become political castrados.

It is biased and prejudicial.

It serves to channel billions of dollars into bogus political action groups, such as Acorn.

It promotes gay rights and same-sex marriages.

It is a document that was not something drafted by the Berkley chapter of the Barbra Streisand Fan Club or the Alec Baldwin wing of the American Civil Liberties Union.

It is President Barack Obama’s 2010 Census Form.

The form asks if you have a house with running water, if you have a flush toilet, if you go to work by ferryboat or trolleycar, if you are mentally challenged, if you are of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin, and if you are a white, black, negro, African American, American Indian, Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Native Hawaiian, Guamanian or Chamorro, Samoan, Fijian, or Tongan

It asks if you have hot and cold running water, a sink with a faucet, a frigerator, a bathtub or shower, a stove or range, and a flush toilet.

It asks if you use coal, gas, oil, electricity, or solar energy to heat your home or apartment, if you are deaf or blind, if you are mentally challenged, if you have a physical disability, if you are employed, self-employed, or retired, if you have troubled dressing or bathing, if you have difficulty walking or climbing the stairs, and if you speak a language other than English at home.

It asks your income, your educational level, and the time you leave your home in the morning.

But infinitely more telling is what the new census form doesn’t ask.

It doesn’t ask if you are a citizen of the U.S.A., if you are an immigrant, or if you are a Muslim.

Naturally, the questions are in English and Spanish, lest anyone think that America is an Anglo nation. Many stand in violation of the Constitution which states that a national census should concern itself solely the number of individuals in a household.

For this reason, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is refusing to answer the “very intricate” and “very personal” questions.

But there are problems with the Obama census beyond the intrusive nature of the comprehensive survey.

To assist in the hiring of census takers, the Obama Administration has opted to partner with the following special interest groups (not one of which represents the despised race of whites who settled this country):

ACORN
100 Black Men of America
African American Women’s House of Imagene (sic) Shelter
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Arab American Institute
Asian American Federation
Asian American Justice Center
Asian and Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS
Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage
Boat People SOS
Hispanic Alliance for Prosperity Institute
Hispanic Federation
Fundacion Azteca
Latino Justice PDLDEF
Mas New Mexico
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Minority Access
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
National Alliance of Black School Educators
National American Indian Housing Council
NAACP National Voter Fund
NAACP (National Association of Colored People)
National Association for Black Social Workers
National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs
National association of Hispanic Federal Executives
National Association of Hispanic Publications
National Association of Latino Elected Officials
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs
National Black Chamber of Commerce
National Black Child Development Institute
National Black Justice Coalition
National Black Leadership Forum
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
National Congress of Black Women
National Federation of Filipino American Associations
National Hispanic Leadership Institute
National Hispanic Business Information Clearinghouse
National Latino Research Center
National Minority AIDS Council
National Puerto Rican Coalition
National Puerto Rican Day Parade
Rainbow Push Coalition
U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Voto Latino


Get the picture? Notice a racial bias?

These agencies will be paid millions in taxpayers’ dollars to assist the President in conducting the census and to make sure that all minorities are included in the official count.

Not one of the groups represents the despised race of white Europeans who settled this country and gave their sweat and blood to make it the most prosperous nation on earth.

Excluded from the list of census partners are such groups, as the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Elks Clubs, the Rotary Clubs, the Moose Lodge, and, of course, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

This racial bias inherent in the census has raised the concern that the results will be rigged - - a concern that has been intensified by Mr. Obama’s selection of Robert M. Groves, a sociology professor at the University of Michigan,

Republican legislators have expressed alarm because Mr. Groves’s specialty is statistical sampling — roughly speaking, the process of extrapolating from the numbers of people actually counted to arrive at estimates of those uncounted and, presumably, arriving at a realistic total.

If minorities, immigrants, the poor and the homeless are those most likely to be missed in an actual head count, as Mr. Grove presumably believes, and if political stereotypes hold true, then the statistical sampling of the 2010 census will produce a windfall for the Democrat Party.

This result is certain since the census results as gathered by the above groups coupled with Mr. Grove’s calculation of the missed head count will determine which states gains seats in Congress and which ones lose them, as well as the allocation of federal dollars to states and cities based on population.

The Obama budget serves to ensure that the United States will be broke.

His foreign policies will serve the cause of the Muslim world to the detriment of Israel.

And his census will make sure that the time of the Judeo-Christian standards and culture in the land of the free and the home of the brave will come to an end.

The chickens have come home to roost.


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

I think this is all about getting the illegals vote.

How about if I put an Ebola virus sign on the front door. “QUARANTINE”

Or how about this, which is true.

I was born in the USA, and my parents were born in the USA. I'm a native American by birth. The results will completely skew the census results, rendering the attempt to racially divide the nation that much harder.

I wonder if they start at one side of our country and work across or do all the Sates the same week or month.



......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 05:55 AM | Comments (13)


Col. Kenneth L. Reusser,USMC ~ WWII, KOREA, VIETNAM Passed Away


" He served in the Pacific Theater in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded a second Navy Cross, five Purple Hearts and multiple other medals before being forced to retire because of his wounds."


COL. KENNETH REUSSER, USMC, WWII, KOREA, VIETNAM, DIED JUNE 20, 2009


The 2nd Lt. earned his first Navy Cross during WWII, the Maj.'s second Navy Cross came during the Korean War. His plane went down with him on board in the Pacific during WWII, he was shot down three times during the Korean War and once again during the Vietnam War. He earned two Navy Cross, four Purple Heart, two Legion of Merit with Combat "V", and fifty two other medals and ribbons throughout his long and dedicated military career. Until his death he was believed to be the most decorated three-war former Marine Corps pilot living in Oregon.

Retired Marine Corps Col. Kenneth L. Reusser has passed away and been laid to rest in the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. The Patriot Guard Riders were there to honor him .

Reusser was called the most decorated Marine aviator in history and was shot down in three wars in the Pacific theater - World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Colonel Ken Reusser's distinguished combat record:

-flew 253 combat missions in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and was shot down in all three, five times in all.
-59 medals included two Navy Crosses, five Purple Hearts and two Legions of Merit.
Ken Reusser enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a seaman recruit on August 23, 1941, and entered flight training. In April 1942, he completed flight training, was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, and in May 1942 left for the Southwest Pacific. Upon arrival at Guadalcanal, was assigned to VMF-122, flying the F4F-3. On his first combat mission, he was credited with a probable kill of a Mitsubishi "Betty." In October of that year, he was injured during a ditching and spent 6 months in a hospital.

Ken returned to the Pacific in 1944 flying F4U's from USS Hollandia, (CVE 97) off Okinawa. He led a flight of Corsairs intending to shoot down a Japanese KI-45 "Nick" high-altitude photo reconnaissance airplane gathering information for the day's Kamikaze flights. With altitude frozen guns, the only weapon left was the Corsair itself. Ken and his wingman severely damaged the tail of the KI-45 with their propellers. It entered a graveyard spiral, breaking up before hitting the water. Ken and his wingman shared the kill. Each was awarded the Navy Cross.

In 1950, Ken found himself again in combat, flying F4U's from USS Sicily, (CVE 118). He was awarded a second Navy Cross for making two very low-level passes down a street to identify, through a building's windows, what was hidden inside. He then led a flight back, destroying the target. Exiting the area, with only 20mm guns remaining, he made a firing pass on a ship moored to a camouflaged pier. Loaded with fuel, the ship exploded, flipping the Corsair inverted. After righting the airplane, Ken returned to USS Sicily where the severely crippled F4U was pushed over the side for being too damaged to repair.

During the Vietnam War, Reusser flew helicopters. He was leading a Marine Air Group in a rescue mission, when his own "Huey" was shot down. He needed skin grafts over 35 percent of his badly burned body. He retired from the Marine Corps in July 1968 due to his combat wounds.

Reusser raced motorcycles to help pay for college and earning a pilots license before World War II. After retiring from the Marine Corps, he worked for Lockheed Aircraft and the Piasecki Helicopter Corp. He remained active in veterans groups.

Reusser is survived by his wife, Trudy; and sons, Richard C. and Kenneth L. Jr.



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U.S. Marine Corps Col. Kenneth L. Reusser (center) is joined by Marine Staff Sgt. Marvin Harper (left) and Air Force Staff Sgt. Kim Nickerson on the Freedom Train, a string of cars honoring Oregon veterans, firefighters and disaster-relief workers who flew to New York City after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.


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Friends mourn Milwaukie fighter pilot who served in three wars (OR)

Oregon.Live.com

CLACKAMAS -- They came by ones and twos Friday, quietly slipping into the pews at New Hope Community Church. They smiled at the words honoring a man whose faith made him an inspiration and whose exploits in three wars made him a hero.

And when the last mournful drone of the bagpipes faded, they said goodbye to Col. Kenneth L. Reusser of Milwaukie, the most decorated U.S. Marine Corps aviator in history.


"He was the finest gentleman I've ever met," said Harley Wedel of Fairview, a fellow Korean War veteran. "I'm really going to miss him."

In 1945, while based in Okinawa, he stripped down his F4U-4 Corsair fighter and intercepted a Japanese observation plane at an altitude much higher than usual. When his guns froze, he flew his fighter into the observation plane, hacking off its tail with his propeller.

In 1950, while serving in the storied "Black Sheep Squadron," he led an attack on a North Korean tank-repair facility at Inchon, then destroyed an oil tanker -- almost blowing himself out of the sky in the process.

During the Vietnam War, Reusser flew helicopters. He was leading a Marine Air Group in a rescue mission, when his own "Huey" was shot down. He needed skin grafts over 35 percent of his badly burned body.

Reusser lived a "Tom Sawyer-ish" existence, Wedel said, jumping off a barn roof to test a parachute, racing motorcycles to help pay for college and earning a pilot's license before WWII broke out.

After retiring from the Marine Corps, he worked for Lockheed Aircraft and the Piasecki Helicopter Corp.

In recent years, he remained active in veterans groups.

"He had a great sense of humor," said friend Jesse Lott of Milwaukie. "One time, when the great Gen. Chuck Yeager was visiting, we told him about Ken's war record. Yeager just sniffed that he never saw any Marines in Europe.

"Well, when Ken arrived, we told him what Yeager had said," Lott said. "So Ken said, 'Well, if we had been there, it wouldn't have taken you so long to win the war.' Even Yeager laughed."




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

Thank you Col. Reusser for your dedicated service to our country. You sir, had an amazing career, and we thank you for your service. Thank you for defending the freedoms we all enjoy everyday.

I am so sick of hearing about Michael Jackson, even Fox is on the band wagon with this worship of this child molester. Please God make it stop!!!

There are good men that the news could be telling us about, awesome men, Heroes. Our debt to the Heroic men and Valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. During these days of many trials and tribulations that our land of the free are facing, let us remember to hold our heads up high in remembrance for those who gave their life for our freedom and those that are still in harms way for this cause.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (4)


Can't Sell Your House Without Obama's Government Approval


Glenn Beck—Obama's Cap-and-Trade [Nazi-Germany Laws]: Can't Sell Your House Without Gov't Approval



From Rush's show Monday regarding Cap pand Trade vote last Friday


RUSH: Have you heard about this, folks? When you sell your house, environmental experts have to come in and do a survey to find out if you've got leaky windows, if all the environmental systems are correct, if you have relatively new appliances, and until you modernize in the way they say, you can't sell -- that's in the bill. I'm not kidding, Brian. See, you can't believe it. You can't. It's in the bill. It was in this amendment that Boehner read.

We gotta face reality and we're dealing with an Obama State-Run Media here. Of course they're not going to give Boehner any support or even any coverage or any publicity. But she's right, sell your house, before you can do that, you have to pass an environmental test that some government person is going to come in and make sure you have proper storm windows and if you live in a hurricane area the inspection is even more Draconian. You have to have modern appliances, a kitchen and that sort of thing, energy efficient TVs and this sort of stuff and until you replace all that stuff you can't sell it. Now, normally that would be up to seller and buyer. If the buyer wants to accept some old TVs and a kitchen that's not stainless steel, fine, you negotiate that on price. But now it's not going to be a matter of negotiation. Before you can be approved in selling your house, some government regulator is to come in and give you an examination.

Now, just to illustrate how this is going to work, once again I have a piece of property that would pass inspection, right now if this were the law. But do you think some government regulator coming into my house is going to pass me if it's the Obama administration or if it's some Democrat-run bureaucracy? No way. Everything is going to be political and this is how they are going to get people to switch party to become Democrat so that they're not harassed.

This is an outrage, this is such a travesty.. This is something that everybody who voted for this thing needs to be sent packing because it wasn't even written. There is a requirement that the bill being voted on be in the well of the House. It was not there because it hadn't been written, much less read.

This whole bill, this nonexistent bill is so un-American everybody who voted for it from Pelosi on down needs to be jacked out of there in the next election. That's how bad this is. Don't sit there and get all comfy over the fact, "Well, Rush, it's not going to go anywhere in the Senate." That's what we're being told and we don't know that for sure. Dingy Harry wants to take it up in September. Now, Dingy Harry is one of these that said it doesn't have a chance in the House, but that's Dingy Harry saying it and Dingy Harry might be saying it just to get some of the Republicans in the Senate to sort of go easy. Here's Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, this morning on MSNBC answering a question, the question: "How does the administration plan to fight this, especially since it seems like it might be a squeaker in the Senate as well?"

MITCHELL: Well, more than a squeaker. They just don't have the votes. In fact Harry Reid has said that he's not going to even think about bringing it up to the Senate. This vote in the House, which is a huge tribute to Nancy Pelosi and to the president's leadership, to, you know, Phil Schiliro and Rahm Emanuel and the others and clearly David Axelrod and the others in the White House.

RUSH: That's what it's all about. It's a tribute to Pelosi, a tribute to a bunch of leftist, extreme leftist radicals from Obama to Pelosi to Rahm Emanuel to whoever the hell else, and that makes it a wonderful thing, whoa look what they did. Harry Reid, "It isn't going to go anywhere in the Senate, not even going to bring it up there." So somebody wanted to go on record as being all for this in the House, but it's just an abomination. This is one of the most outrageous things an elective body in a representative republic, a free country, has ever come up with.

This is a disgrace this country might want to think long and hard about. This is a national scandal. This is irresponsibility to the core. The bill was not even written, much less read, and yet it was voted on. So what we have here is central planning mechanisms are being put in place for a command-and-control economy, and the whole process was totally lacking in transparency. It's a perfect representation of the Obama presidency. You couldn't find... By the way, legislation like this is supposed to be on the website for five days so all of us can read it, right? It wasn't written! No wonder the Drive-Bys, the State-Run Media are so enamored of Colin Powell. He would remake the Republican Party just as Obama would remake America. And this would destroy it. We have to assume he agreed with all this; he voted for the guy; didn't come out against it. We have to assume these eight Republicans are Colin Powell's kind of Republicans.

RUSH: A couple of audio sound bites here, Der Kommissar is Here, is the title of the bump tune. It fits. Barack Obama this afternoon in the White House extolled the virtues of cap and trade.


OBAMA: Just last Friday the House of Representatives came together to pass an extraordinary piece of legislation that will finally open the door to decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, preventing the worst consequences of climate change and making clean energy the profitable kind of energy. Thanks to members of Congress who were willing to place America's progress before the usual Washington politics, this bill will create new businesses, new industries --

RUSH: Stop it. I can't handle it. All of this is lies and there's no other way to put this. All of this, everything you heard him say, is lies. Let's start from the top. Well, they did pass an extraordinary piece of legislation. That's true. But will it finally open the door to decreasing our dependence on foreign oil? It's just the opposite. We're going to be importing more because we're going to be producing less domestically to avoid the new carbon taxes. Preventing the worst consequences of climate change? We're not causing climate change! It is vanity unparalleled to say so. Making clean energy the profitable kind of energy. This bill will create news businesses, new industries, and millions of new jobs. It will also kill many more millions of new jobs. These millions of new jobs created are going to have to be subsidized by the government because there's no market for any of this stuff. I talked about this Thursday and Friday. There's no market for wind. If there were, it would be in existence. You cannot mandate the existence of new technology from Washington. You just can't do it.

I was watching the Fox All Stars on Friday afternoon, and it was a good illustration of what we're up against. Charles Krauthammer was making 150% sense in all this, saying exact same thing. You can't mandate the creation of new technologies from Washington. There's nobody there that knows how to do it. It happens in the private sector when there's a market need for it. When there's a profit to be made is when people will get into it, not before.

Do you realize conservatives are more informed on what the left thinks? Conservatives are far more widely informed than liberals are. Liberals have a narrow little focus and they don't allow anything that contradicts their little cocoon to enter it.

OBAMA: The first step we're taking sets new efficiency standards on fluorescent and incandescent lighting. I know lightbulbs may not seem sexy, but this simple action holds enormous promise because 7% of all the energy consumed in America is used to light our homes and our businesses. Between 2012 and 2042 these new standards will save consumers up to $4 billion a year. We're going to start here at the White House. Secretary Chu has already started to take a look at our lightbulbs and we're going to see what we need to replace them with energy efficient lightbulbs.

RUSH: Jimmy Carter. This is Jimmy Carter all over again, the cardigan sweater, the thermostat down to 68 in the wintertime. We're going to start here in the White House, going to get rid of all these bulbs, we're going to put these compact fluorescents in there. And this is absurd. I know a lot of you are in the compact fluorescent business. If people want them, that's fine. I really don't care. But don't tell me I have to buy one of the damn things because I'm destroying the planet otherwise. I refuse to have my intelligence insulted that way.

And that's the way all this crap is being sold to people, all this stuff that is irrelevant and makes no smidgen's difference whatsoever, is being pitched as, you have to do this to save the planet, and if you don't do it, we're going to make you do it, like the kind of car we're going to make you drive and all this other rotgut. Dictatorial, statist crap coming out of this administration.

So we got hell breaking loose in Honduras. Oh, and you know we learned about Honduras? We learned the Obama administration tried to stop the coup.

Now, the coup was what many of you wish would happen here without the military. What happened in Honduras was that the president down there was constitutionally prevented from seeking another term of office, said, to hell with it. I'm going to run, I'm staying here. Right out of a book of Hugo Chavez. And opposition got the military -- you are not going to destroy the Honduras constitution that way. So they kicked him out of office, and now you've got the Obama administration upset about that and they tried to stop this from happening. So they'll meddle in all these countries that are going to promote dictators. Obama will be happy to help dictators survive, including in Iran. He didn't meddle there. He meddled in Honduras, but time to throw Israel overboard, an ally. With all this garbage going on, the president of the United States makes a little press conference speech about lightbulbs and a mythical financial statistic that between 2012 and 2042 Americans will save $4 billion in energy costs?




Wild Thing's comment....

Thanks to Glenn Beck and Rush.


Can you believe it the bill wasn't even in the well , that is like not even being touched by human hands or seen my anyone. That all just added to the shock of how they keep passing and voting on Bills that no one has read and not only that, but no one is given a chance to.

Like a thief in the night putting out the 300 additional pages and oh man I never thought our country would be a dictatorship like the one Pelosi and Obama and the rest of the dems are doing.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:49 AM | Comments (10)


Obama To Israeli Jews Stop Building Homes and Where To Live!



From Dry Bones .....Obama as Mr. Spock the Vulcan from Star Trek.




Obama tells Jews to stop building homes – in Israel!

'The positions of the U.S. and Palestinian Authority are closer than ever'

wnd

JERUSALEM

The Obama administration told the Palestinian Authority the "golden era" of Israeli construction in sections of Jerusalem and the strategic West Bank will soon come to an end, a top PA negotiator told WND.

"The U.S. assured us that for the first time since 1967, we are going into a period where there will not be allowed a single construction effort on the part of the Israelis in the settlements, including in Gush Etzion, Maale Adumum and eastern Jerusalem," said the negotiator, speaking from Ramallah on condition his name be withheld.

Maale Adumim is located in eastern Jerusalem. Israel reunited the eastern and western sections of Jerusalem and the West Bank during the 1967 Six Day War. Eastern Jerusalem, claimed by the PA for a future state, includes the Temple Mount.

The negotiator told WND the positions of the PA and U.S. regarding ongoing Jewish construction in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem "are closer than ever."
"The U.S. used to differentiate between natural grown and adding new communities. Not anymore. No construction will be allowed, not even natural growth," the PA negotiator said.
"Natural growth" means adding additional housing to existing communities to accommodate the needs of a growing population.

The negotiator spoke yesterday just before Defense Minister Ehud Barak took off for Washington, D.C., for meetings with the Obama administration.

The negotiator claimed that while Barak might reach an understanding with the U.S. regarding possible West Bank movements, such a deal would be for Israeli political purposes and wouldn't translate into actual Jewish construction on the ground.

The Obama administration recently demanded Israel halt all settlement activity, including natural growth, in apparent abrogation of a deal made by President Bush to allow for natural growth.



Obama tells Jews where they can live

Barack Obama is taking what he and his administration refer to as "a more balanced approach to Middle East policy."

Let me explain what that literally means in real terms.

It means the U.S. government is now using its clout with Israel to insist Jews, not Israelis, mind you, but Jews, be disallowed from living in East Jerusalem and the historically Jewish lands of Judea and Samaria, often referred to as the West Bank.

I want you to try to imagine the outrage, the horror, the outcry, the clamoring, the gnashing of teeth that would ensue if Arabs or Muslims were told they could no longer live in certain parts of Israel – let alone their own country.

It's the 1930s all over again. This time, it's the enlightened liberal voices of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama who are telling Jews where they can live, how they can live and how far they must bend if they want to live at all.

I know you haven't heard it put like this before. I don't really understand why. There is simply no other accurate way to explain the machinations behind the latest demands on Israel from the West and the rest of the world.

Israel is being reduced to "Auschwitz borders." Jews have already been told they can no longer live in the Gaza Strip. Now they are being told they can no longer choose to live in any of the areas being set aside by international elites for a future Palestinian state.

Again, I ask, "Why would internationalists seek to create, by definition, a racist, anti-Jewish state that doesn't even tolerate the mere presence of Jews?"

Can anyone answer that question for me?

Obama and Clinton – and, thus, by definition, you and me, the taxpayers of the United States – have determined they will yield to the racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic demands of the Palestinian Authority that no Jews be allowed to live in their new state.

I like to think that in any other part of the world, this kind of effort at ethnically cleansing a region would be roundly condemned by all civilized people. Yet, because most people simply don't understand the clear, official plan by the Arab leaders to force out all Jews from the new Palestinian state, the policies of capitulation retain a degree of sympathy, even political support, from much of the world.

Think about what I am saying: It is the official policy of the Palestinian Authority that all Jews must get off the land! Why is the United States supporting the creation of a new, racist, anti-Semitic hate state? Why is the civilized world viewing this as a prescription for peace in the region? Why is this considered an acceptable idea?

Is there any other place in the world where that kind of official policy of racism and ethnic cleansing is tolerated – even condoned?

Why are the rules different in the Middle East? Why are the rules different for Arabs? Why are the rules different for Muslims?

Why are U.S. tax dollars supporting the racist, anti-Semitic entity known as the Palestinian Authority?

That's what we do when we forbid "settlement construction," repairs, natural growth, additions to existing communities

This is "balance"? Are there any impositions upon the Arabs and Muslims suggesting they can no longer move to Israel? No. Are there any impositions on Arabs and Muslims suggesting they cannot buy homes in Israel? No. Are there any impositions on Arabs and Muslim suggesting they cannot repair their existing homes in Israel? No. Are there any impositions on Arabs or Muslims suggesting the cannot build settlements anywhere they like? No.

I say, "No more ethnic cleansing. No more official anti-Semitism accepted. No more Jew-bashing. No more telling Jews where they can live, how they can – and if they can live."



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

If I were the Israelis I’d tell Obama to take a flying leap. Obama might as well come out and just admit that he is anti-semite because everything he does with Israel proves it.



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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (6)


America Hating NYS Senate Democrats in SHOCKING Video Won't Stand for Pledge




Video of NYS Senate Democrats sitting defiantly through the Pledge of Allegiance in protest after losing political control of the Chamber to Republicans.

Only one courageous Senator tried to stand to honor the flag, but he was immedaietly pulled down into his seat by fellow Democrats.

The video is from WCBS-2 TV on 6/23/09, taped during a "special session" of the Senate called by Democrat Gov. David Paterson in an effort to end a three-week walkout by Democrats that has brought government to a screeching halt.

Grim-faced Democrats refused to acknowledge even their presence in the Chamber, failing to answer when their names were called, or join in a silent prayer that traditionally begins each session.

The first Senator pictured seated is Antoine Thompson of Buffalo. The Senator attempting to stand is Martin Dilan of Brooklyn, and he looks clearly uncomfortable when he is pulled down by Kevin Parker of Brooklyn and Ruth Hassell-Thompson of Westchester.



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

I swear with all that is in me, these people should be at least KICKED the HELL out of our Government. Everyone of them is a traitor to our country.


"This is a time in our life that we're making history, this is our moment. We chose to come into the Army knowing that we could be sent over here, but we chose that anyway, because we choose to believe that the patch we wear on our right shoulder stands for something that's greater than Ourselves, that's greater than where we are from. We're the fabric that holds the flag together."
Cpl Chris Mason
RIP Chris


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


Obama Insists Zelaya Remains the President of Honduras ~ LMAO Hello Obama



Obama Says Honduras Coup Illegal

Reuters

Barack Obama said on Monday the coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was illegal and would set a "terrible precedent" of transition by military force unless it was reversed.
"We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the president of Honduras, the democratically elected president there," Obama told reporters after an Oval Office meeting with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.

Zelaya, in office since 2006, was overthrown in a dawn coup on Sunday after he angered the judiciary, Congress and the army by seeking constitutional changes that would allow presidents to seek re-election beyond a four-year term.

The European Union and a string of foreign governments have voiced support for Zelaya, who was snatched by troops from his residence and whisked away by plane to Costa Rica in his pajamas.

Obama said he would work with the Organization of American States and other international institutions to restore Zelaya to power and "see if we can resolve this in a peaceful way."




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

Obama is a LIAR and he disgusts me with his many lies.

There was illegal, fraudulent activity that involved the shipment of ballots from Venezuela.

There was a court ruling with regard to the above.

There was an an arrest and exile to another country for the perpetrator's own safety.

There was a formal impeachment by Parliament.

Everything was legal.

Roberto Micheletti is the interim President of Honduras, according to Honduran law and due process.




....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)


Semper Fi and a Daughters Call




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"My dad Angelo was in the hospital in Tacoma, Washington. A former Marine and veteran of the Korean War, he was having his third knee replacement surgery.

A long and very painful operation was going to be made even worse because dad was going through it alone. There was no one to hold his hand, no familiar soft voices to reassure him. His wife was ill and unable to accompany him or even visit during his weeklong stay.. My sisters and brother lived in California, and I lived even farther away, in Indiana. There wasn't even anyone to drive him to the hospital, so he had arrived that morning by cab.

The thought of my dad lying there alone was more than I could stand. But what could I do from here? I picked up the phone and called information for the Puyallup, Washington, Marine Corps recruiting station, where I joined the Marines ten years before. I thought that, if I could talk to a Marine and explain the situation, maybe one of them would visit my dad. I called the number. A man answered the phone and in a very confident voice said,

"United States Marines, Sergeant XXXX. May I help you?"

Feeling just as certain, I replied, "Sergeant XXXX, you may find this request a little strange, but this is why I am calling. " I proceeded to tell him who I was and that my father was also a former Marine and 100 percent
disabled from the Korean War. I explained that he was in the hospital, alone, without anyone to visit and asked if Sergeant XXXX would please go and see him.

Without hesitation, he answered, "Absolutely. "

Then I asked, "If I send flowers to the recruiting station, would you deliver them to my dad when you go to the hospital?"

"Ma'am, I will be happy to take the flowers to your dad. I'll give you my address. You send them, and I will make sure that he receives them," he replied. The next morning, I sent the flowers to Sergeant XXXX's office just as we
had planned. I went to work and, that evening, I returned home and phoned my dad to inquire about his surprise visitor. If you have ever talked with a small child after that child has just seen Santa Claus, you will understand the glee I heard in my dad's voice.

"I was just waking up when I thought I saw two Marines in their dress blue uniforms standing at the foot of my bed," he told me excitedly. "I thought I had died and gone to Heaven. But they were really there!" I began to laugh, partly at his excitement, but also because he didn't even mention his operation. He felt so honored; two Marines he had never met took time out to visit an old Marine like him.. He told me again and again how sharp they looked and how all the nurses thought he was so important.

"But how did you ever get them to do that"? he asked me.

"It was easy. We're all Marines, Dad, past and present.. It's the bond."


After hanging up with my dad, I called Sergeant XXXX to thank him for visiting my dad. And to thank him for the extra things he did to make it special: wearing his dress blue uniform, bringing another Marine along. He even
took a digital camera with him... He had pictures taken of the two Marines with my dad right beside his bed. That evening, he emailed them to me so I could see for myself that my dad was not alone and that he was going to be okay.

As for the flowers, they hardly mattered, but I was glad for the opportunity to express my feelings. The card read:

"Daddy, I didn't want just anyone bringing you flowers, so I sent the World's Finest.. Semper Fi. "



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

I love these stories. God bless this family and the Marine that answered the phone and the Marines. God bless all our military.




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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 05:45 AM | Comments (9)


In Country With Our Troops in KABUL, Afghanistan



There is no sound with this one, just to let you know.~ Wild Thing


June 21, 2009 - KABUL, Afghanistan - Coalition forces engaged and eliminated insurgents emplacing an improvised explosive device along a major highway in northern Khost Province June 20, in an area known for IED attacks.

A coalition forces unmanned aerial vehicle observed three insurgents emplacing an IED at approximately 9:45 p.m. The video, taken by the UAV, shows an individual digging on a road, away from compounds or other structures.

Coalition forces engaged and eliminated a group of insurgents emplacing an improvised explosive device along a major highway in northern Khost Province June 20 in an area known for IED attacks.

After spotting and positively identifying the insurgents emplacing the IED, the insurgents were engaged with a precision munition. One of the IED emplacers fled the scene, running to a treeline where he was engaged by a second precision munition.

Following the engagement, coalition forces found a command wire and several charges near the road.
There were no civilian injuries reported during this event.




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


Bye Bye! Three less terrorists in the world.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (4)


June 29, 2009

'Kenyan Birth Certificate' Remains eBay Mystery





'Kenyan birth certificate' remains eBay mystery

Investigator who traveled to Africa 'skeptical' document is real deal

How much would a genuine copy of President Obama's birth certificate – from a hospital in Mombasa, Kenya – be worth on the open market?

One eBay seller, known to the public only as "colmado_naranja," attempted to find out, only to be shot down by the auction website's administrators … at least four times.

As WND reported, colmado_naranja alleged that he had been traveling in Kenya, where natives boasted that Barack Obama II was, indeed, born in the Coast Provincial Hospital in Mombasa at 7:24 p.m. on Aug. 4, 1961, which correlates with speculation that has existed over President Obama's birthplace since even prior to his election.

The eBay seller, with a flawless track record of dozens of sales on the auction website, also claimed that he was able to obtain a genuine copy of Obama's Kenyan birth certificate and posted it for sale online, with an opening bid of $1,000 and a "buy it now" price of $1 million.

As WND reported, however, the auction was taken down again and again. Even after WND posted a story on it yesterday, including the eBay seller's explanation for why the auction was allegedly scrubbed by eBay administrators, a page offering the birth certificate for sale appeared yet a fourth time … only to disappear yet a fourth time.

And while repeated contacts have been made with colmado_naranja, the validity of his claims – as well as the document – remain a mystery, for the seller has refused to allow the document to be seen or photographed.

In the original listing, colmado_naranja explained, "I am not posting any photos of the birth certificate here on eBay. I have not seen this birth certificate anywhere on the Internet, to post it here on eBay would lead to a flood of facsimiles on the Internet. This would inadvertently decrease the value of the certificate as well."

At least one investigator, who has traveled to Africa and sought the birth certificate from the very same hospital, however, told WND he remains "skeptical" of the eBay auction's claims.

WND's senior staff writer, Jerome Corsi, traveled to Kenya in 2008 to look into Obama's past and remaining ties to the nation.

While there, however, immigration authorities detained Corsi and his publicist – holding them under armed guard and without food – to prevent Corsi from holding a news conference revealing what he had discovered, eventually requiring thousands of dollars in bribes to set the writer free.

Corsi told WND that despite contacts in government offices, the help of others and even the offer of financial reward, the Coast Provincial Hospital in Mombasa would not confirm Obama's birth there nor provide access to records.
"When I was there, I tried to get records from that hospital, but I couldn't do it," Corsi said. "The hospital either had no records or wouldn't release them.
"That's what makes me skeptical," Corsi continued. "How did [colmado_naranja] get the birth certificate, if it's real?"

Corsi wouldn't rule out the possibility that the eBay seller may have somehow obtained a genuine document, but stated only that his efforts in Kenya proved fruitless.




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

What if Obama decided to sue him, then the “real” Hawaii Birth Certificate would be shown or requested in Discovery. Just an idea and I have no clue about legel stuff.

I bet Obama's people had E-Bay take off the add each time.

Look at this too.....these are some other things Mark has sent me that I have posted here, but seeing them all together it is even more noticable.....and the same conclusion...... Obama is a liar, a fake and our Constitution isi being totally ignored.

We won't give up !!! Nope!

Obama's Senate efforts to airbrush his past were augmented by his top Intelligence Advisor in March 2008. Obama's Intelligence Adviser Involved in Security Breach. Obama’s top terrorism and intelligence adviser, John O. Brennan, heads a firm that was cited in March [2008] for breaching sensitive files in the State Department’s passport office, according to a State Department Inspector General’s report released this past July. The security breach, first reported by the Washington Times and later confirmed by State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, involved a contract employee of Brennan’s firm, The Analysis Corp., which has earned millions of dollars providing intelligence-related consulting services to federal agencies and private companies. During a State Department briefing on March 21, 2008, McCormack confirmed that the contractor had accessed the passport files of presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and John McCain, and that the inspector general had launched an investigation. Sources who tracked the investigation tell Newsmax that the main target of the breach was the Obama passport file, and that the contractor accessed the file in order to “cauterize” the records of potentially embarrassing information.

Obama's own flacks deny that obama was born in Kenya but do acknowledge that he had a dual citizenship up until 1982

.......from obama's own site factcheck.org by way of fightthesmears on his dual citizenship at birth

“When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.

Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4,1982.”(Someone will want to cache the above web page because it will be taken down eventually.)

Here is the problem with fighthesmears narrative: We already have recorded that Obama's wife Michellle said Obama's mother was "very young and very single" when obama was born. British law at the time of obama's birth only gave citizenship from the father to the son in the case that the father is married to the mother:ie the son is legitimate. See wikipedia 2.4.3 Since obama's parents were NOT married -- how did obama get his British/Kenyancitizenship? Its not unreasonable to think that he got his British/Kenyan because he was born there--and not because of his parentage. Interestingly, recently both WorldNetDaily and DailyKos have reported that a copy of Obamas Kenyan Birth Certificate is on sale at ebay by an accredited seller.Once again, Just one piece of evidence could easily be dismissed. It is the accumulation of evidence that is troubling.

It is well established that Obama did travel to Indonesia and Pakistan in 1981. In a tape of his speech at this April 6, 2008 San Francisco Fundraiser, Obama discloses his trip to Pakistan (40:17) when he was in college. On what passport did he travel?

A last arguement for baraks people might be that of course the Kenyans would have an interest in claiming that obama was a "son of the soil" both as a matter of pride and as a matter of bucks coming their way.

However, if Obama was not born in Kenya -- then why wouldn't Obama release his original long form birth certificate. Instead of just releasing his long form birth certificate he has paid his lawyers 1 million dollars from campaign contributions since Sept 08 to squash the suits brought on the issue. On top of that according to the LA Times since the election -- the Kenyans feel that Obama has gone out of his way to snub/ignore/distance-himself them. The Kenyans are putting up reasons like perhaps they are insufficiently perfected for him to notice them--but here in the USA we have seen Obama throw a number of embarrasing people from his past under the bus.







Les Kinsolving asked the Presidential Press Secretary Gibbs to release the long form birth certificate. The press secretary suggested mockingly that the copy of the short form birth certificate supplied online is Obama's long form birth certificate. Not so. See the press conference out take here.

The White House 'dialogue' site has to be scrubbed regularly because of long form birth certificate eligibility posts. Rush Limbaugh has said now several times on his radio show on 6/10/09: "What do God and Obama have in commen? (Answer) Neither have birth certificates."



....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 05:40 PM | Comments (6)


Supreme Court Reverses Sotomayor Decision About White Firefighters




Supreme Court Reverses Sotomayor Decision Sides With White Firefighters Who Say They Were Discriminated Against

WASHINGTON

CBS

The Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

The white firefighters argued they were discriminated against when the city tossed out the results of a promotion exam because too few minorities scored high enough on it. Sonia Sotomayor, who has been nominated to take Souter's seat, was one of three appeals court judges who ruled that New Haven officials acted properly.

New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African-Americans and only two Hispanic firefighters were likely to be made lieutenants or captains based on the results, the court said Monday in a 5-4 decision.

The controversy started when New Haven voided its entire 2003 promotional exam after the results made 18 whites - but no blacks - eligible to become officers. When the city decided to promote no one, the white firefighters called that invalid under the Constitution.

The city said it acted because it might have been vulnerable to claims that the exam had a "disparate impact" on minorities in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and sought to avoid lawsuit from minorities who were turned down following the test.

When the case reached the appeals court Judge (now Supreme Court nominee) Sonia Sotomayor was on the three-judge panel that rejected the reverse discrimination complaint.

"Fear of litigation alone cannot justify the City's reliance on race to the detriment of individuals who passed the examinations and qualified for promotions," wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy. "Discarding the test results was impermissible under Title VII, and summary judgment is appropriate for petitioners on their disparate-treatment claim." Justices Kennedy was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.

Title VII prohibits both intentional acts of employment discrimination based on race, color, religion sex and national origin (or disparate treatment), and policies or practices that intentional or not have a disproportionately adverse discriminatory effect on minorities (or disparate impact).

Under Title VII, an employer can engage in an act of intentional discrimination for the purposes of avoiding or remedying a disparate impact only if there is evidence that the employer would be subject to disparate-impact liability. The Justices did not feel New Haven's action rose to that level.

The ruling could alter employment practices nationwide, potentially limiting the circumstances in which employers can be held liable for decisions when there is no evidence of intentional discrimination against minorities.

In dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the white firefighters "understandably attract this court's sympathy. But they had no vested right to promotion. Nor have other persons received promotions in preference to them."

Ginsburg said that "it is indeed regrettable that the City's noncertification decision would have required all candidates to go through another selection process. But it would have been more regrettable to rely on flawed exams to shut out candidates who may well have the command presence and other qualities needed to excel as fire officers. Yet that is the choice the Court makes today. It is a choice that breaks the promise of Griggs that groups long denied equal opportunity would not be held back by tests 'fair in form, but discriminatory in operation.'"

She was joined in dissent by Justices Stephen Breyer, David Souter and John Paul Stevens.

It's Justice David Souter's last day on the Supreme Court. Souter said he'd retire when the court rises for the summer recess. He was named to the court in 1990.


Court Opinion is here:

http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/08pdf/07-1428.pdf




Wild Thing's comment......

Anyone else notice how there are waaaaaaaaaaay too many 5-4 decisions. Is our Constitution hanging on by a thread?

One of our nephews is a firefighter in New York, and the stories he tells about things that have happend at their Station because of giving in to the affirmative action horrible. ONe big thing that went on a few years ago was lockers being broken into and things stolen. Personal items just poof taken at whim and no respect for the other firefighters.

Then there is also the danger involved in allowing people, heck anyone, through when they have NOT passed the tests given. It is similar to the military in that there is training and everyone has got to know how to do things the right way or lives can be put in danger.

So I am extremely pleased about this decision of the Court and I just wish more of the Judges wanted to respect our Constiution and our firefighters as well.

Obama at first said he was looking for someone with lots of "empathy" for the "hopes and struggles" of losers, but with Sonia Sotomayor it looks like he decided to zero in on *stupid* instead. In Sotomayor, Obama had found someone in the likeness of Obama and even looks a lot like Manuel Noriega.

Among Sotomayor's much-heralded "disadvantages" is apparently the lack of any brains.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Court is Where Policy is Made


Obama Defends Sotomayo


White House defends Sotomayor after ruling reversed

The Hill

H/T Gateway Pundit

The White House came to the defense of President Obama's pick to be the newest Supreme Court justice after Judge Sonia Sotomayor's ruling in a racially charged case was reversed by the Supreme Court.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs all but accused the current court of "judicial activism," a buzz term used by conservatives in recent years, in overturning what the White House saw as Sotomayor's upholding of precedent.

The highest court ruled Monday that a group of white firefighters in New Haven, Conn. were discriminated against after the city threw out a promotion test after one Hispanic and no African-Americans passed. Sotomayor ruled in favor of the city as an appeals court judge.

Republicans on Monday sought to use the case to question Sotomayor's qualifications and buy more time before her confirmation hearings are set to begin on July 13.

But Gibbs said that the case "denotes that [Sotomayor] is a follower of precedent," and the arguments over judicial activism "seem to be at the very least upside-down in this case."

Gibbs said the case proves "she doesn't legislate from the bench."

"I think it is an interesting new interpretation of a law that has been reviewed by many judges in many courts, judges appointed by Democrats and Republicans."



Posted by Wild Thing at 02:27 PM | Comments (6)


U.S. Troop Withdrawl From Iraqi Cities




Clips of the Aftermath of 2 weeks of suicide bombings. Where are those Moderate Muslims who should be outraged by this? Its terrible the world supports Islamic Terror rather than supporting America and its Allies who are capturing and destroying cold blooded killers. The past 2 weeks there have been over 200 people blown up dead all across Iraq. Too bad the world doesnt speak in a loud voice against these atrocities delivered by Muslim terrorists.

During March and April 2009 U.S. generals repeatedly talked about asking the Iraqis to stay in certain unstable cities past the summer deadline set by the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).

February 2009 President Obama announced his plan to pull out of Iraq. Following the SOFA, all U.S. troops have to be out of Iraqs cities and towns by June 30, 2009.


After Iraqs provincial elections, combat troops will be drawn down leaving behind a force of 35,000-50,000 that will ultimately leave by December 31, 2011. Either side can end the agreement or amend it if both sides agree. There is also supposed to be an Iraqi referendum on the SOFA in July 2009.



Wild Thing's comment.....

I am so worried about our troops, this is an extremely time for them. The terrorists are already and why wouldn't they be the date was announced in plenty of time for them to plan all kinds of madness and killings.

And there is this too that it is IRAN is behind the recent bombings in Iraq.

There is one other thing, these Iraqi's have tasted freedom, and a taste that was paid for with the blood and death and wounded of our military brave warriors. Many do not want our troops to leave, they are glad when they see an American soldier and of course there are others that want to have us out of there. To those that want us to be gone, I say this..... that TASTE of FREEDOM is up to you to keep it, hold it dear, fight for it . We may have to do the same thing again in our own country the United States.

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (10)


Obama Supporters Shut Down Atlanta July 4th Tea party BUT LOOK.......



This was the ATLANTA TEA PARTY on April 15th.

Sean Hannity at the Atlanta Tea Party in Atlanta, GA | April 15th, 2009. Sean Hannity from Fox News at the tea party in Atlanta, GA where a police estimate declares 20,000+ people showed up for the event. Of course, the liberal medias of CNN and MSNBC don't want you to hear this, which is why they're reporting that only dozens of people showed up! Sean Hannity helped rocked Atlanta for this tax day tea party.


Obama supporters shut down Atlanta tea party

Wait until days before event to object to 'political' nature

Obama may restrict his reaction to the nationwide tea party movement whereby tens of thousands of people are objecting to the spending spree on which the U.S. government has embarked under his leadership, but some of his supporters are taking more direct action: using an easement agreement to cancel a July 4th event scheduled on private property in Atlanta.

There, organizers had been working since March with officials to set up the tea party event in a parking lot of an old Macy's building at Gwinnett Place Mall, owned by Simon Properties Group.

Then only days ago, mall officials objected, giving organizers no opportunity to find a replacement location and no choice but to cancel.

From American Thinker

"With as many as 20,000 people in attendance, the Atlanta Tea Party on April 15 was one of the largest and most successful Tea Parties in the country. The Atlanta Tea Party on July 4, 2009 had been expected to be just as large. Unfortunately, plans have changed. Simon Property Group has forced the cancellation of the Atlanta Tea Party.
The Atlanta Tea Party was forced to cancel its Independence Day celebration in Gwinnett, after losing its location due to the objection of Gwinnett Place Mall (a Simon company.) The Tea Party had been scheduled to take place in the parking lot of the old Macy's building at Gwinnett Place since March.

"It is unfortunate the event had to be canceled," said Julianne Thompson, event co-organizer.

She continued, "The old Macy's building is on private property, and not owned by Simon Malls, however the mall manager asked the property owner and [me] to come in the office on Thursday of this week, and told us Simon does not want political events on its property. They were also concerned about the fact we were using the term 'protest.' Although the event was on private property, the mall was able to assert authority on the matter due to reciprocal property easement agreements."

Added Lee, "With just a few days left until the Fourth of July Tea Parties begin, this is very unfortunate timing! One wonders why Simon Property Group waited until now to interfere."

But he also connected the dots for those who really wonder:

Gwinnett Place Mall shut down the Atlanta Tea Party.

Simon Property Group owns Gwinnett Place Mall.

Melvin Simon (a Forbes 400 billionaire) is co-chairman of Simon Property Group, Inc.

Melvin Simon has provided large political contributions to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Al Franken, John Edwards, the DNC and many other Democrats and Democrat organizations.

Melvin Simon was a major contributor to Barack Obama's inaugural committee and has given at least $1 million to the William J. Clinton foundation.

Melvin's wife, Bren, personally donated almost $100,000 to various political candidates, was a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential bid and contributed to President Obama's inaugural committee.


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BUT LOOK AT THIS! This is one of the things I love about Conservatives, they don't give up.


ATLANTA TEA PARTY TO JOIN WITH COBB FOR METRO-WIDE TEA PARTY

ATLANTA TEA PARTY TO JOIN WITH COBB FOR METRO-WIDE TEA PARTY
JULY 3RD
Suwanee, GA. - The Atlanta Tea Party was forced to cancel it's Independence Day celebration in Gwinnett, after losing it's location due to the objection of Gwinnett Place Mall (a Simon company.) we are joining forces with the Cobb for a large metro-area Tea Party on Friday, July 3rd, at 6 PM. The event is at Jim Miller Park at 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta. For information on the event, contact Cobb organizer Ben Mihalski at 770-726-7188 or visit ...

http://www.cobbteaparty.com/




Wild Thing's comment......

Obama and his people can go jump in a lake, he is the slime of the earth! Glenn Beck said Simon not only was a supporter of Obama, but his wife was on the inauguration team.

God bless these people, this is what America is about it really is. The left wants to silence us, the left wants to take our FREEDOM away, they want to steal from us, from all Americans to pay for things that won't even help our own country, they steal companies from people like they did the car dealerships that were connected to Republicans and the list goes on and on and on way too long to list.

One thing they cannot steal unless we let them and that is the true American spirit, the love we have for Freedom and we WILL fighit to keep it.



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

United States Army
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Army Combat Engineers
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Rep. Michele Bachmann on Cap and Trade Bill




Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) stated on the House floor that the cap-and-trade bill is a choice between liberty and tyranny. The Congresswoman says she chooses liberty.

“It is time to stand up and say, ‘We get to choose,’” Bachman urged. “We choose liberty or we choose tyranny. It’s one of the two.”
“It’s our choice,” concluded Bachmann. “Will we choose liberty or we will choose tyranny?”


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This one is good too, she is really great. ~ Wild Thing


"We Now Have A Gangster Government"

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) speaking on the House floor:

"Now weve moved into the realm of gangster government. We have gangster government when the Federal Government has set up a new cartel and private businesses now have to go begging with their hand out to their local, hopefully well politically connected Congressman or their Senator so they can buy a peace offering for that local business. Is that the kind of country we are going to have in the future?"




http://bachmann.house.gov/

http://www.michelebachmann.com/


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Wild Thing's comment......

Awesome, I am so glad she is on our side. She does not hold back and always speaks the truth.

Conservative favorites, Governor Sarah Palin, Representative Michele Bachmann, and Ms Liz Cheney.



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


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Governor Palin Visits Camp Bondsteel ( More Videos)




The other day I posted a video of Sarah and her speech where she was asked about what Kerry had said. Here is some more video of the same trip visiting Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. Scenes include the governor arriving by helicopter, visiting with troops, and giving a speech to the Soldiers. Produced Spc. Joseph Samudio.


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


Thank you Sarah you are very much appreciated!!


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Texas National Guard Known As The "High Plains Infantry"


Staff Sgt. Richard Shaver, acting platoon sergeant for 1st Platoon, B Company, 2nd Battalion 142nd Infantry, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, counts trucks coming out of the convoy yard at Camp Korean Village on the night of June 23. Shaver, of Arlington, Texas, counts all the trucks out of the gate checking his manifest to ensure accountability.



Spc. Timothy Stewart, a vehicle driver serving with B Company, 2nd Battalion 142nd Infantry, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, checks transmission fluid levels in his Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle in the early morning hours, June 23, following a seven hour long convoy.


A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle in 2nd Battalion 142nd Infantry Division, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, stands ready for a convoy mission from Camp Victory in Baghdad past the city of Ar Rutbah in far western Iraq, June 22.


BAGHDAD

For the second time in four years, troops from a Texas National Guard unit finds themselves in the full time service to their state and nation supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

For some Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, deployment to the Middle East bares a close resemblance to home station.

Known as the "High Plains Infantry", the companies that comprise the battalion are primarily found in the high plains area of the panhandle of northwestern Texas. This part of Texas has terrain that is mostly flat with moderate elevation and has high winds and temperatures during the summer; no different than many parts of Iraq.

This time around, they secure and escort convoys of critical supplies, everything from beans and bullets to water and fuel across western Iraq in the famed al-Anbar province.

"Every single widget we use, from a slice of bread at chow to the fuel that runs our generators is brought in by ground convoy, and Texan Soldiers are the ones protecting it," said Lt. Col. Christopher Link, 56th IBCT operations officer of Mansfield, Texas.

These convoy missions can take several days to complete and when rolling on the road, can stretch for several miles from the lead vehicle to the truck pulling up the rear.

"This mission normally puts about 1,000 miles on each of our trucks," explained acting platoon sergeant, Staff Sgt. Richard Shaver, of Arlington, Texas.

For Shaver, most missions normally lasts about four or five days, depending on execution times and cooperating weather. That's five days of living out of a backpack, sleeping irregular hours, operating under the starry nights of western Iraq and sleeping in makeshift huts under the blaring desert sun.

Rolling out of the sprawling Victory Base Complex on the western edge of Baghdad, Soldiers escort more than 30 tractor trailer trucks and start heading west in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles. The large trucks can strike an intimidating presence.

"I like driving the MRAP because civilians [in smaller vehicles] tend to stay clear when they see a 25,000 pound truck coming," said a wide smiling Spc. Timothy Stewart, a vehicle driver from Rock Port, Texas.

The convoy traveled more than 250 miles during the night, often times barely crawling along due to sub-standard road conditions.

Along the way, vehicle breakdowns increase the timeline and prompts Shaver to say, "We might see daylight before we finish tonight boys." Once everyone has pulled into their destination, all the vehicles top off with fuel and get ready to go again the next day. As they look to the east, troops see the beginnings of daybreak and head to the dining facility for a breakfast meal that for many of the Soldiers will serve as supper.

The mood is light as everyone enjoys a helping of eggs, bacon and fruit. Some enjoy cereal and some of the many other choices available at the dining facility. Following chow, many of the Soldiers retire for the morning into a plywood building for a few hours of shut-eye.

As the afternoon sun begins to bake the desert at a stifling 110 degrees, many of the Soldiers begin to stir. Within a couple of hours these Soldiers start all the preparations of once again heading out on the road. As they ready their trucks, checking fluid levels and doing communications checks, the word comes that the convoy may not push out.

"I don't mind spending an extra day out, because when we are out on the road it makes the days go by quicker," said Sgt. Ryan Northcutt, a squad leader from Longview, Texas.

Many of the various missions performed throughout Iraq require a degree of flexibility and the capacity to change direction at the drop of a hat. On this night, the Soldiers would be put on standby because of unfavorable route status, only to be given the word "Go" after many had relaxed and settled in for what was thought to be an extra night on the camp.

"You absolutely have to be flexible in this mission, said Shaver. "We can go from being stood down and not moving to hitting an [start point] within an hour."

Like the rest of the convoy, the security platoons operate using three elements: a forward security element for added safety and a sense of warn for the Soldiers on the mission, a main body who escorts the bulk of the semi-trucks with the supplies, and a recovery element which acts to recover any of the vehicles that may experience problems ranging from transmission problems to something as innocuous as a simple flat tire.

"We operate with three elements within the convoy. Each element operates semi-independently of each other. Their tasks being completed can make or break a mission," Shaver explained.

Along the route the recovery team got a chance to exercise their skills as a fuel tanker had a tire blowout. The blowout caused the loss of two tires and both had to be replaced before the mission could continue.

On this night however, this would not be the only maintenance issue that these Soldiers would be faced with. A separate trailer had tire issues as well, including the loss of some of the highly important lug nuts used to keep the wheels on and rolling down the supply routes. After some controlled substitution amongst the contracted drivers of the fuel tankers, the mission, once again continued towards the Iraqi capital. There would be, however, one more breakdown.

This final breakdown happened along the supply route to Baghdad near Fallujah, some 30 miles west of the capital city. This incident would test the resolve and patience of the recovery crew.


Unable to self recover, Shaver's Soldiers would wait nearly 10 hours on the outskirts of Fallujah in searing heat all the while maintaining 360 degree security protecting the vital fuel in the tanker, and wait for addition recovery assets.

"Whenever we can't self recover, we wait for additional assets to get to us. Sometimes that wait is only a couple of hours and sometimes it is longer," said Shaver.

Glad to be moving again, the recovery element of 1st Platoon breathe a sigh of relief as they finally continue towards Victory Base Complex on the western edge of Baghdad for some well deserved rest after their 22 hours on the road. Even on what many consider the most inhospitable terrain in Iraq and through scorching temperatures, the High Plains Infantrymen complete their tasks with a unique pride that lets them feel at home.



Wild Thing's comment......

God bless each one of them and protect them and keep them safe.


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Judge: Eligibility dispute is 'serious'





Judge: Eligibility dispute is 'serious'

Says case will be expedited when representation lined up

By Bob Unruh

A judge hearing one of the cases challenging Barack Obama's eligibility to be president has taken the unusual step of describing the dispute as a serious constitutional issue and further has begun adding letters of comment from the public to the court record.

Word of the action by U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider in Camden, N.J., comes from attorney Mario Apuzzo, who is handling the Kerchner vs. Obama case.

Apuzzo filed his lawsuit in January on behalf of Charles F. Kerchner Jr., Lowell T. Patterson, Darrell James Lenormand and Donald H. Nelson Jr. Named as defendants are Barack Hussein Obama II, the U.S., Congress, the Senate, House of Representatives and former Vice President Dick Cheney along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The case focuses on the alleged failure in Congress to follow the Constitution. That document, the lawsuit states, "provides that Congress must fully qualify the candidate 'elected' by the Electoral College Electors."

The Constitution provides, the lawsuit said, "If the president-elect shall have failed to qualify, then the vice president elect shall act as president until a president shall have qualified."
"There existed significant public doubt and grievances from plaintiffs and other concerned Americans regarding Obama's eligibility to be president and defendants had the sworn duty to protect and preserve the Constitution and specifically under the 20th Amendment, Section 3, a Constitutional obligation to confirm whether Obama, once the electors elected him, was qualified," the case explained.
"Congress is the elected representative of the American people and the people speak and act through them," the lawsuit said.
The defendants "violated" the 20th Amendment by failing to assure that Obama meets the eligibility requirements," the lawsuit said.

Apuzzo said that while the judge recently granted the government extra time to line up defense counsel for the named defendants, his ruling described the issue as a serious constitutional question.

"Plaintiffs' complaint raises significant issues necessitating that the named defendants engage competent counsel to represent their interests. Given the high ranking positions of the defendants, the decision as to who will represent them in this case is not simple and straightforward," the judge said.
But as soon as attorneys are lined up, "the case will proceed expeditiously," he said.

The case has attracted numerous public comments directed at and delivered to the judge, who has started adding them to the case file, Apuzzo noted.

"It's unbelievable," he said. "The court put the letters on Pacer."

Pacer is a fee-based court website through which interested parties can research cases and their documentation.

"This is really strange," said the attorney, noting that judges typically do not accept or even acknowledge public commentary on cases that are pending before them.
"The point is the letters are there in the docket," he said.
Apuzzo, says the issue "is of utmost national importance."



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

When one thinks of the millions of people in our country, and the fact that we do have a Constitution at least up until Obama took office. What the heck is wrong with our courts and why aren't there more like this man that want to do the right thing. Are they all really that afraid of riots? Or perhaps their own careers, that could be it too. Obama does not play nice that's for sure.



....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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Just a Little of This and That



Air Force One makes low altitude flight over Texas


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......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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China 'deeply committed' to North Korea Sanctions



China 'deeply committed' to North Korea sanctions: US official

WASHINGTON

AFP

China has given its word to the United States that it is "deeply committed" to implementing tough new nuclear sanctions against North Korea, a senior US official said Friday.

The official also said that as part of the effort to put a straitjacket on Pyongyang after its latest nuclear test and missile launches, Washington had set up an inter-agency team to coordinate the sanctions with other nations.

"They are certainly saying quite strenuously that they are deeply committed to full implementation of the provisions that are in the resolution," the senior administration official said, referring to China.
"The real test now will be in implementation," the official said.
"We are going to obviously take their word seriously, but we'll see in the end what they are prepared to do."

Beijing is often criticized in the United States for its willingness to join, or carry out tough sanctions regimes against North Korea, particularly in congressional circles.

On Thursday, Republican Senator John McCain said that China had been "unhelpful, especially on the issue of North Korea."
"I think it's time we told the Chinese that an important part of our relationship is how they react as far as North Korea is concerned, but also as far as Iran is concerned," the defeated 2008 presidential candidate said.
McCain dismissed "toothless" UN sanctions to curb North Korea's alleged spread of weapons and nuclear know-how, pointing to news reports that a North Korean ship, potentially carrying arms, was headed for Myanmar.

Since it left the western North Korean port of Nampo on June 17, the Kang Nam 1 has been shadowed by a US Navy destroyer under UN sanctions on suspicion of carrying missiles or related parts.

South Korea's YTN television news channel, citing an unnamed intelligence source, has said the 2,000-tonne ship was heading for Myanmar via Singapore.

The new team of US officials, under the leadership of former US ambassador to Bolivia Philip Goldberg, will head to China soon to engage a similar Chinese government team in Beijing, the official said.

The official also said that Washington believed that unlike previous sanctions regimes, the new set of punishments for Pyongyang could work in convincing it to change its strategy regarding its nuclear program.
"Now we have some very powerful tools, and the challenge is to make effective use of them," the official said.
"It's going to take time to actually have a bite, but we are trying to get out of the box very fast."

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been running high since Pyongyang carried out its second nuclear test last month.

After the underground test and subsequent missile launches, the Security Council adopted a UN resolution last week that includes financial sanctions designed to choke off revenue to the regime.

North Korea had already vowed to build more bombs and to start a new weapons programme based on uranium enrichment in response to the sanctions.



Wild Thing's comment......

Obama and his people are so gullible, I guess they would believe anything a communist says.

The Chinese are challenging Obama, the NK’s are challenging Obama, the Islamist are challenging Obama, the Iranian government is challenging Obama, Hugo Chavez is challenging Obama, (even the American people are challenging Obama). When an enemy senses weakness, they will challenge. And all our enemies sense weakness.



....Thank you JohnE PFC U.S. Army for sending this to me.


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June 28, 2009

Honduran President wanting to Be Ruler Forever is Ousted by Honduran Armed Forces


Soldiers stormed the house of leftist President Manuel Zelaya in a predawn raid Sunday, arresting him and removing him from power amid a growing crisis over Mr. Zelaya's plans to try to get re-electe






The Honduran Supreme Court of Justice has confirmed that Honduran president Manuel Zelaya was detained this morning by the military in compliance with an order of the courts of law.




Obama Worked To Prevent Ouster of Honduras President

By Jay Solomon, Of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Obama administration worked in recent days to prevent President Manuel Zelaya's ouster, said a senior U.S. official. The State Department, in particular, communicated to Honduran officials on the ground that President Barack Obama wouldn't support any nondemocratic transfer of power in the Central American country.

"We had some indication that a move against Mr. Zelaya was afoot," said a U.S. official briefed on the diplomacy. "We made it clear it was something we didn't support."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Obama Sunday in criticizing the Honduran coup and calling for the restoration of the democratic process.

"We call on all parties in Honduras to respect the constitutional order and the rule of law, to reaffirm their democratic vocation, and to commit themselves to resolve political disputes peacefully and through dialogue," Clinton said in a statement.


CARACAS, June 28 (Reuters)

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez on Sunday put his troops on alert over a coup in Honduras and said he would respond militarily if his envoy to the Central American country was attacked or kidnapped.


Wall Street Journal

Giving voice to the deep fears that sparked the military’s action, retired Honduran general Daniel Lopez Carballo justified the move against the president, telling CNN en Espanol that Mr. Zelaya was a stooge for Mr. Chavez. He said if the military had not acted, Mr. Chavez would eventually be running Honduras by proxy.



Nicaraguan paper La Prensa Gráfica reports that the Venezuelan ambassador to the Organization of American States claims that the ambassadors for Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua in Honduras were kidnapped, hooded, and beaten. OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza announced he will travel to Honduras.



Chavez warns Honduras with “war” if anything happens to the Venezuelan ambassador in Honduras....thank you to Fausta for the translation:


President Hugo Chavez has warned the Honduran military behind the coup today with “war” if anything happens to our ambassador in Tegucigalpa, or if the Venezuelan embassy is taken.

Chavez said that it would be “a declaration of war” and Venezuela would be forced to send troops. “The Venezuelan Armed Forces are on alert.”
“The military junta would be entering on a de-facto state of war. We would have to act even militarily. I wouldn’t be able to remain with my arms crossed knowing they are assaulting our ambassador.”

He then went on to say he’d teach those gorillas a lesson, and concluded by saying he would overthrow the president designated to substitute Zelaya. Globovision quotes Chavez as saying that “If they swear in Roberto Micheletti (the head of the Honduran Congress), we’ll overthrow him.”


Honduras’ La Prensa

An official statement of the Supreme Court of Justice explained that the Armed Forces acted under lawful grounds when detaining the President of the Republic, and by decommissioning the materials to be used on the illegal poll which aimed to bring forth Executive Power against a judicial order.
Other sources verified that the president of the Congress, Roberto Micheletti, will assume the presidency of the republic in a few hours.
Honduran president Manuel Zelaya was detained this morning by the military in compliance with an order of the courts of law.


President Roberto Micheletti, ... New Honduran president sworn in



Congress swiftly appointed its speaker Roberto Micheletti - a member of Mr Zelaya's Liberal Party, but an opponent of him - as acting head of state.



The Wall Street Journal

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Soldiers stormed the house of leftist President Manuel Zelaya in a predawn raid Sunday, arresting him and removing him from power amid a growing crisis over Mr. Zelaya's plans to try to get re-elected. Mr. Zelaya called the action a kidnapping, and said he was still president of Honduras...


The Honduran Congress named its leader, Roberto Micheletti, to replace Zelaya following his military ouster and forced exile in Costa Rica. A resolution read on the floor of Congress accuses Mr. Zelaya of "manifest irregular conduct" and "putting in present danger the state of law," a reference to his refusal to obey a Supreme Court ruling against holding a constitutional referendum.


...Congress voted Sunday to remove Mr. Zelaya, and appointed Mr. Micheletti as the new chief executive, as is mandated by the constitution....In Honduras, television stations were off the air, and electricity was out in parts of the capital..

Reaction to the apparent coup was swift. U.S. President Barack Obama said he was "deeply concerned" and called on all political actors in Honduras to "respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Any existing tensions and disputes must be resolved peacefully through dialogue free from any outside interference," he said.

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

Good for them for doing this. This was the Honduran Armed Forces working with the blessing of the Courts taking action against a tyrant. Zelfaya the president of Honduras was trying to stage an “auto-golpe,” meaning a self-coup where an elected leader takes over all powers and gets himself permanently in power. He had been told by the Courts and parliament that he couldn’t do it, but he was going to go ahead with the faux “referendum” anyway, so the authorities had every right to get rid of him.

Zelfaya is a stooge for Chavez.

Obama and Hillary are completely and openly on Chavez side.



A special hat tip and thank you to Fausta and also for her translations to English of the news articles on this.
* Fausta's blog



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"I am the President Obama" ~ the honeymoon is officially over



Boorish and Arrogant Obama " I Am the President I WON!"


For President Obama, the honeymoon is officially over

FOX News

NY Daily News

by Michael Goodwin

Yesterday, the White House press corps called the end of the Obama honeymoon.

One job of journalists is, to borrow a horse racing phrase, to "call the turns" of developing news. Yesterday, the White House press corps called the end of the Obama honeymoon.

By peppering the President with forceful questions on Iran and other big topics and by challenging some of his slippery answers, reporters captured the changing tone in the country. Like the end of a real honeymoon, blind infatuation is giving way to a more accurate view of reality.

The reality is that polls show rising doubt about President Obama's handling of the economy and wide disapproval about exploding deficits. The reality is that even many Democrats worry the White House health plan is messy and unaffordable. The reality is that ranks of independents who voted for him find Obama far more liberal than they expected.

It's also true that many news organizations have embarrassed themselves with fawning Obama coverage and are the subject of growing ridicule, including from Obama himself.

Those facts all probably played a role in the unprecedentedly aggressive tone of yesterday's news conference. More than anything else, Iran - where the President had been a timid fence-sitter while a democracy revolution was blooming, then being crushed by a thugocracy - galvanized the press to probe. Six of the 13 questions dealt with Iran.

"What took you so long?" was the most important one asked of the Obama presidency. It came from reporter Major Garrett of Fox News (where I am a contributor) and put an exclamation point on the President's failure to respond sooner with appropriate condemnation.

Obama finally found his voice yesterday, saying in his strongest language yet that the world was "appalled and outraged" at the violence against demonstrators. And in calling the video showing the death of Iranian icon Neda Soltan "heartbreaking," Obama succinctly expressed the world's emotion.

But in answering Garrett's question with nonsensical insistence he had been consistent, the President damaged his credibility and missed a chance to explain how his thinking has evolved since the June 12 election.

He blew another chance when a reporter asked whether criticism by Sen. John McCain and other Republicans had forced the tougher stance. "What do you think?" he said, getting defensive and saying, "Only I am the President of the United States."

It's a bad habit, a sign of weakness, to pull rank, yet this White House does it repeatedly. Obama brushed back calls for changes in stimulus spending by saying, "I won," and his press secretary said, "We won," just the other day to a question.

The notion that victory carries a blank check is fantasy. Especially in a polarized country with a nonstop media blitz, a mandate must be re-won on every major issue.

Obama knows as much, which is why he has been running a continuing campaign since the inauguration. Whether he's conducting town hall meetings in St. Louis or France or asking for prime-time coverage, Obama uses the bully pulpit and his charisma to aggressively push his agenda.

By and large, the approach has worked. Thanks to full Democratic control of Congress, Obama mostly gets his way, and his personal popularity has remained strong.

But his health plan could be in trouble over the cost and impact, and unemployment keeps rising beyond White House estimates, a fact the President conceded yesterday. He also conceded that stimulus spending has been slower than he wants, which I took as a jab at Vice President Biden's supposed management of the issue.

The result is that the public hasn't seen much economic gain and, combined with the growing debts and prohibitive costs of Obama's health and energy plans, voters are getting significantly more skeptical about the President. Iran added to the doubts.

The press corps gets it. For Obama, the hard part begins now.


The definitive, final, once and for all, Obama's-honeymoon-is-over story...

Foreign Policy

written by David Rothkoph

Mark it on your calendars. It was in June 2009 that Barack Obama's honeymoon officially ended. And to be more specific, it was this past week. Through some mysterious alchemy, this was the week that Bush's economy became Obama's, Bush's wars became Obama's, and the ups and downs of a real workaday relationship with the press also introduced Obama to a more accurate sense of what life was like for Bush and for all his other modern predecessors.

While the change is clear for the reasons I will note below, no one should lament the end of the honeymoon, even though it may be hard for Obama and his colleagues in the Administration not to.

Of course, people have been writing about the end of Obama's honeymoon since the day he arrived in office. But let me offer 10 solid pieces of evidence that it was over by this week. And I say this despite the unnerving fact that the Daily Kos seems to agree with my assessment...and shored up by the fact that NBC's Chuck Todd, CNN's Jack Cafferty, CQ, the Huffington Post, the New York Daily News, and a host of other media outlets all seem to agree by having grappled with the issue...or, depending on how you look at it, succumbed to the conventional wisdom...in the past week or 10 days. Just goes to show: even the conventional wisdom is right every once in a while.

Media herd mentality aside, here are 10 reasons (in no particular order) why a reasonable person might conclude that we have entered a new chapter in the Obama presidency in the past few days:

1. Ask not for whom the poll tolls...

The most common reason cited by pundits for saying Obama's entered a new phase was polling data, like an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll citing growing doubts about the administration's economic policies. He is seen as the author of budget deficit increases (even though he is responsible for only a tiny fraction of projected shortfalls), an expanded government role in the economy and moves in Detroit that have a majority of voters uneasy...which also suggests that we're on Obama Time now in the economy. It's his to fix or screw up further.

2. Can we be frank?
Sometimes a hot dog is just a hot dog. But sometimes visions of July 4th frankfurter diplomacy with representatives of the Iranian regime, among others, suggest real foreign policy short-sightedness. Hadn't anyone thought through what might happen in the elections? Of course, the cook-out kerfuffle was just pigs in a blanket compared to the administration's tentativeness in response to the unrest in Iran. It might have been the right call at first, but the Iranian crisis quickly revealed that even charming, smart presidents get hamstrung on issues where there are few good responses and none without some negative consequences.

3. No matter who is president, Kim Jong Il is still nuts...

Kim Jong Il has spent the past month reinforcing the preceding point. "You may be Mr. Charisma," he says via his missile tests and nuclear experiments, "by I am Mr. Certifiable Loon. Which in the rock-paper-scissors of international diplomacy means I win every time." All of a sudden, Obama finds when it comes to North Korea...and a host of other places...sitting in the Oval Office makes him look and act a lot like his predecessor no matter how much he wishes it weren't so.

4. Speaking of nuts, what about U.S. trade rhetoric?

One sign that the sweet glide is over is when after you mete out a policy here and a policy there, you look back and discover none of it makes any sense. In the past week USTR Ron Kirk has threatened to go after the EU if they offer more financial help to Airbus and a few days earlier the US was threatening to go after China for the Buy Chinese provisions in their stimulus package. But, um, aren't we subsidizing Detroit and don't we have Buy America provisions in our stimulus package? As my daughters would say, "awkward!"

5. Obama's doctor and his financial guru turn on him in one week...

At the height of the economic crisis, Warren Buffet was the sage that helped win the election for Obama. Then this week he demonstrates that troubling candor and independence that made him so widely respected by going starkly off message. He joked that despite recent eye surgery he doesn't see any "green shoots" in the economy. He also called it a shambles. Then Obama's own doctor went after the health care plan. Et tu, Bones? Keep your friends close, they say, and your enemies closer. But what happens when they start to sound alike?

6. Kissing up to a president who smokes is like kissing an ashtray...

The president insists he is only an occasional smoker. Doesn't matter. Smoking is gross, sets a bad example and is so 20th Century. It may have been cool in the parking lot at Punahou, Mr. President, but not in the Rose Garden. The nastiness over questions for the president on this subject also really captured the testy relationship emerging between the president and his former groupies in the press corp, best described in a New York Times account that made you feel "if this is how testy he gets this early in the game, what should we expect when he's been stewing in office for a few years?"

7. Fixing health care can be dangerous to your political health...

Health care is the one area of the U.S. economy most urgently in need of a major structural fix... and that's saying something. But, according to one senator with whom I spoke, "the health care battle is certain to leave blood on the walls...and that's just among us Democrats." It has shredded formidable pols in the past (place a call to Foggy Bottom if you don't recall) and while an Obama win is likely in the long-run, it may drain the energy from other pursuits.

8. Warming is global but all politics are local...

Among those casualties of health care reform is likely to be getting a climate bill out of the Congress this year. The Administration is pulling out the stops (to their credit) behind Waxman-Markey... but insiders say what with health care in the way, a deal in the Senate is unlikely before the Copenhagen summit in December. The U.S. will therefore go in saying "this is what we might be able to do" which could be a great negotiating ploy or a real problem if it pushes China and the developing countries to say, "we won't commit until you do... and even then we'll need a long runway to hard limits." This is a signature issue for the president and it looks like it won't happen till 2010 in the best case.

9. Hillary's fracture was not the first in the administration...

Hillary falls and breaks her elbow...and some people in White House offices are amused and making jokes. In fact, some folks in the State Department are doing likewise. Why, because the one big happy family fantasy that every administration enters with is starting to morph into a more typical reality. First leaked shots against Jim Jones. Then same against HRC. Even early signs of jockeying to replace what some see as a likely Jones departure in a year or two. (Go for the Trifecta on Rice, Steinberg and Holbrooke to win, place and show. But who finishes first? Only Dennis McDonough knows for sure.)

10. The "politics of change" succumbs to politics as usual...

The honeymoon is over when you have to roll up and put away your old campaign slogans. As the big donors start measuring the curtains for their embassies worldwide, it's clear that "the politics of change" has been overtaken by events...like the big fund-raising events which feature the president slipping through loopholes in order to appear to turn away from lobbyist money while actually raising bucks for the party the old fashioned way.

And, of course, because the intractable problems keep piling up in the president's inbox and the responses to them inevitably make them the unwanted property of this president rather than merely a legacy from the last, I could easily make a much longer list. Pakistan is an incurable and deepening mess. So's Afghanistan. Our guy on the ground in Baghdad is calling the departure of U.S. troops a victory for the Iraqi people. Our strongest vote of confidence in the Middle East comes from Hamas leaders who are absolutely certain to screw us the minute negotiations get tough. The global economy is still on life support. California is tanking.

Other signs the days of moonlight and violins are over? You can only buy one puppy per term of office. (I think it's in the constitution.) Michelle can't carry him forever. Biden fatigue. And of course, the number one reason of them all: it's just plain time for the honeymoon to be over anyway.




Examiner White House Correspondent

March 18,2009

Before taking off for two days in California, President Obama made remarks on AIG on the South Lawn and declared himself both angry and responsible.

"Ultimately, I am responsible. I am the president of the United States," he said. "We've got a big mess that we're having to clean up. Nobody here drafted those contracts. Nobody here was responsible for supervising AIG and allowing themselves to put the economy at risk by some of the outrageous behavior that they were engaged in. We are responsible, though. The buck stops with me."



February 4, 2009


Obama answered critics of his proposed stimulus package.


"In the past few days I've heard criticisms that this plan is somehow wanting and these criticisms echo the very same failed economic theories that led us into this crisis in the first place," the president began.

"The notion that tax cuts alone will solve all our problems; that we can ignore fundamental challenges like energy independence and the high cost of health care, that we can somehow deal with this in piecemeal fashion and still expect our economy and our country to thrive," he continued. "I reject those theories, and so did the American people when they went to the polls in November and voted resoundingly for change."


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Wild Thing's comment......

Nobody’s free to disagree with Obama.

‘I’m the president’ -Obama

Sure you are, we’ll just ask your teleprompter

Obama keeps saying “I am president”......”I won”.........as if that means we must all bow down and worship him......instead we are free to ask tough questions and disagree.

How many times is this freak Obama going to remind us that “he” is the president! Did anyone ever hear of a CEO telling his underlings repeatedly that “HE IS THE CEO and BOSS?” NOPE! Thought that would be your answer! Ever hear Clinton, or George W., or George H.W. or Ronald or Richard remind us or anyone else that they were the POTUS? NOPE! Didn’t think so! Not that I remember anyway.




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Boehner: Climate bill a 'pile of s--t'



The article is below, but I wanted to share this interview with you from the Mark Levin show. Boehner explains in it how the Senate will have even more pressure on them to vote NO .



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Boehner: Climate bill a 'pile of s--t'

The Hill

Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a few choice words about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) landmark climate-change bill after its passage Friday.

When asked why he read portions of the cap-and-trade bill on the floor Friday night, Boehner told The Hill, "Hey, people deserve to know what's in this pile of s--t."

Even though Sen. Majorty Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) holds the bill's fate in his hands, House Republicans intend to hammer Speaker Pelosi's signature climate-change measure over recess.

And GOP Conference Chairman Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.) said "we have only just begun to fight” as he left the Capitol Friday night.
Mike Pence encouraged GOP rank-and-file lawmakers to hold energy summits in their districts over the Independence Day recess. In the recess packets sent home with members, he even included directions on how to organize energy summits
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The goal of holding an energy forum is to “educate your constituents about the Democrats’ national energy tax legislation and let them know what 'all of the above' solution you support.”

All of the above” solution is a reference to the Republicans' plan that would increase the use of and exploration for domestic energy supplies.

Further, officials with the House GOP's campaign arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee, confirm that they will run with paid media over recess in districts of conservative Dems who voted for the bill. The official would not reveal details on the ad buys at this time.

One Democrat was upset that his leaders would needlessly force vulnerable Dems to vote for a bill that will come back to haunt them. Mississippi Rep. Gene Taylor (D) voted against the measure that he says will die in the Senate.

"A lot of people walked the plank on a bill that will never become law," Taylor told The Hill after the gavel came down.



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

I am glad to hear Mike Pence and what they plan on doing so the Semate knows information they have on this as well. I hope they show them that video where Obama talks about the real cost of this.


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Obama Drafts Executive Order to Detain Terrorists Indefinitely Without Trial



Obama drafts executive order to detain terrorists indefinitely without trial


The Washington Post


Such an order would embrace claims by former president George W. Bush that certain people can be detained without trial for long periods under the laws of war.

Obama advisers are concerned that bypassing Congress could place the president on weaker footing before the courts and anger key supporters, the officials said…
Some of Obama’s top legal advisers, along with a handful of influential Republican and Democratic lawmakers, have pushed for the creation of a “national security court” to supervise the incarceration of detainees deemed too dangerous to release but who cannot be charged or tried.

But the three senior government officials said the White House has turned away from that option, at least for now, because legislation establishing a special court would be both difficult to pass and likely to fracture Obama’s own party…

“Legislation could kill Obama’s plans,” said one government official involved. The official said an executive order could be the best option for the president at this juncture. Under one White House draft that was being discussed earlier this month, according to administration officials, detainees would be imprisoned at a military facility on U.S. soil but their ongoing detention would be subject to annual presidential review. U.S. citizens would not be held in the system…


One administration official said future transfers to the United States for long-term detention would be rare. Al-Qaeda operatives captured on the battlefield, which the official defined as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and possibly the Horn of Africa, would be held in battlefield facilities.


Another Broken Obama Promise


Obama may hold detainees indefinitely

Politico

Faced with a gloomy outlook for new congressional authority to detain terror suspects, the Obama administration appears to be considering issuing an executive order to govern the indefinite imprisonment of alleged Al Qaeda operatives, analysts said.

The focus on a unilateral action by President Barack Obama reflects a political dynamic on Capitol Hill that may render legislation on long-term detention unattainable.

On Friday, White House spokesman Ben LaBolt denied a published report that a possible executive order had been drafted

In a joint report published Friday, The Washington Post and a nonprofit investigative journalism group, ProPublica, said three unnamed senior government officials confirmed to them that such an order is being drafted (a step back from when the report was first published, at which point it said the order had already been drafted). The outlets also said some officials were now concerned that Obama would not meet the deadline he set to close Guantanamo by next January.

Obama could act unilaterally to set up a new military review system abroad at U.S. bases in Afghanistan or other countries. But it's unclear how different that would be from a Bush-era invention, Combatant Status Review Tribunals, which were widely criticized for lacking due process.

More of article HERE




Wild Thing's comment......


Obama could act unilaterally to set up a new military review system abroad at U.S. bases in Afghanistan or other countries. But it's unclear how different that would be from a Bush-era invention, Combatant Status Review Tribunals, which were widely criticized for lacking due process.


Simple. That was Bush. This is Obama. HUGE difference!!!

"Another Broken Obama Promise"

LOL well I will be fair here Obama did keep ONE of his promises.......He told Joe the Plumber we needed to spread the wealth. He sure as heck has done that and a ton of those promises about destroying America he has kept too. Putting Muslims in his administration would be another one.


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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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Michelle Obama Raises Fears Over Hillary Clinton-style Debacle


Michelle Obama has sparked fears that she is suffering from 'Hillary-itis' and wants to influence politics on healthcare


Michelle Obama raises fears over Hillary Clinton-style debacle

Times Online.co.uk

Democrats are fretting as the first lady seeks a wider role in the White House

Over the past five months Michelle Obama has basked in some of the most flattering reviews ever earned by an American first lady. Yet the first stirrings of discontent are beginning to surface as President Barack Obama’s wife emerges from her newly installed White House vegetable garden in search of a meatier political role.

Reports last week that she is seeking to expand her influence in her husband’s administration set alarm bells ringing among Democratic veterans.

Despite denials from White House officials that Michelle Obama is suffering from “Hillary-itis” — a burning desire to help her husband run the country — her long-running interest in healthcare has raised painful memories of 1994, when Hillary Clinton presided over a political debacle as her health reform proposals collapsed in Congress.

As a Harvard-educated lawyer and a former hospital administrator from Chicago, Michelle Obama has been dealing with the shortcomings of US healthcare for much of the past decade.

Yet since her husband became president in January she has mostly steered clear of the contentious debate over the soaring costs of treatment, insurance and care for the poor.

Instead she has emerged as a fashion icon, a model mother and a symbol of African-American achievement. The angry black woman who once suggested she had not been proud of her country until her husband ran for president has since been hailed as the most glamorous first lady since Jackie Kennedy.

Yet Democratic insiders have long suspected that Michelle Obama was ill-equipped for a background role as a dutiful spouse. “You know when she was happiest during the election?” asked one party strategist. “When Barack had to go back to Hawaii for his dying mother and Michelle took over his campaign.”

Earlier this month she caused a minor stir in party circles when she abruptly replaced her White House chief of staff after only four months in the job.

Jackie Norris, 37, had been Barack Obama’s campaign co-ordinator in the early primary state of Iowa and had apparently hit it off with his wife. But Norris later fell out with Desiree Rogers, a Chicago businesswoman and close friend to Obama who had become the White House social secretary.

When Norris was quietly shipped off to a different job, Michelle Obama turned to Susan Sher, 61, another old friend and her former boss at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Sher told The Washington Post last week that her first move as Michelle’s new chief of staff was to tell David Axelrod, the president’s senior adviser, that he needed to return her calls immediately.

Since Sher took over, Michelle Obama has become perceptibly more vocal about healthcare and community issues. Last week she visited San Francisco to launch a summer volunteer programme.

She also sent an e-mail to millions of Democratic supporters urging them to support her husband’s healthcare proposals, then gave a television interview to discuss her role in fighting childhood obesity.

Urging Americans to embrace a healthier lifestyle, she added: “Government can’t do it all . . . my hope is that if I play a role in sort of ringing the bell of prevention and wellness and exercise . . . I think that can be helpful.”

She has already instructed her staff to think “strategically” about maximising her impact on the issues she addresses; she is also hiring her own speechwriter.

Other Democrats are beginning to wonder how long she can restrict herself to such uncontroversial subjects as her daughters’ enthusiasm for vegetables.




Wild Thing's comment......

Well maybe if she 'helps' Obama she will do her mouthing off thing and it could speed up the two of them getting out of office. They both sure have a lot of hate for our country.

The angry black woman who once suggested she had not been proud of her country until her husband ran for president has since been hailed as the most glamorous first lady since Jackie Kennedy.

Are they serious??? I am a lifetime Republican and I will always say Jackie Kennedy and Laura Bush were the two best First Ladies. Both first class, beautiful and great examples of what I think a First Lady should be in many ways.



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GOP's Cap & Trade 8 Traitors To America!



H/T Michelle Malkin


The 8 cap-and-tax RINO's

Bono Mack (CA) (202) 225-5330
Castle (DE) (202) 225-4165
Kirk (IL) (202) 225-4385 (And he’s seriously considering running for Senate!)
Lance (NJ) (202) 225-5361
LoBiondo (NJ) (202) 225-6572
McHugh (NY) (202) 225-4611
Reichert (WA) (202) 225-7761
Smith (NJ) (202) 225-3765

44 Democrat NAY votes:

Altmire
Arcuri
Barrow
Berry
Boren
Bright
Carney
Childers
Costa
Costello
Dahlkemper
Davis (AL)
Davis (TN)
DeFazio
Donnelly (IN)
Edwards (TX)
Ellsworth
Foster
Griffith
Herseth Sandlin
Holden
Kirkpatrick (AZ)
Kissell
Kucinich
Marshall
Massa
Matheson
McIntyre
Melancon
Minnick
Mitchell
Mollohan
Nye
Ortiz
Pomeroy
Rahall
Rodriguez
Ross
Salazar
Stark
Tanner
Taylor
Visclosky
Wilson (OH)


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

These RINO's really hate listening to the people. Amnesty and health care bills are next.

Right now they are in recess for two weks for the 4th of July Holiday.

Our country is at war with in itself and too many people care more about child molester Michael Jackson.

Now we have to get the Senate to vote NO on this monster. Obama is pushing for the Senate to vote on this.


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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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Obama Names US Special Representative to Muslim Communities





Obama names envoy to Muslim communities

The Hill

The Obama administration on Friday named America's first ever special representative to Muslim communities.

President Obama has made reaching out to the Muslim world a key part of his foreign policy and he traveled to Cairo earlier in June year to give a major speech in which he cited the Koran and emphasized commonalities between America and Islam.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday named Farah Pandith as the United States Special Representative to Muslim Communiites. Pandit is expected to engage with Muslims around the world on a grassroots and organizational level.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Farah Pandith to serve as Special Representative to Muslim Communities," Clinton said. "Farah brings years of experience to the job, and she will play a leading role in our efforts to engage Muslims around the world."

Pandith, a State Department veteran and former official at the U.S. Agency for International Development, was an immigrant to the United States from India.

"She has said that she sees her personal experience as an illustration of how Muslim immigrants to the US can successfully integrate themselves into American society," the State Department said of her Islamic faith. "She grew up in Massachusetts with a diversity of faiths, ethnicities and perspectives."




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How odd a female to deal with muslims? Muslims have no respect for women.


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Veterans Fight to Keep 75-yr. old Mojave Desert Memorial Cross



In 1934, WWI Veterans erected a monument to honor their comrades who had died in battle. The ACLU now wants to tear it down, and all public memorials like it, because of its religious imagery.




After WWI many U.S. soldiers moved to the Californian desert to find physical and emotional healing. In 1934, they erected a memorial to honor their fallen comrades, a single white cross, - a symbol used around the world to memorialize those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

The site for the memorial was chosen because at a certain time of day, the sun casts a shadow on the rock which resembles a WWI doughboy. For more than 75 years, the memorial has stood as a reminder that there were those who fought and died for our freedoms. But sadly today, the ACLU and a federal judge in California, want to tear it down. In fact, the judge has ordered the memorial covered from view while the case is on appeal. Please join us in saying "donttearmedown." We think Americans should honor their war heroes and the freedoms they so valiantly protect; and we're taking our case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court this fall. Please join us in this battle, go to www.donttearmedown.com.


The Mojave Desert Memorial Cross has stood proudly for over 75 years, honoring our American war dead. Or it was until the ACLU stepped in and got a judge to rule the memorial to World War I veterans unconstitutional. They covered the cross with a bag, and when that didn't work, they boarded it up in a plywood box. Now, they're threatening to tear down this national monument because they don't believe America should have religious imagery anywhere on public property.



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

The ACLU is so terrible, they stand along side the worst of America like Obama whom they backed. They all have a special place in hell.

God bless these American Heroes, I sure hope they can keep their Memorial.


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June 27, 2009

Obama Hosting First-ever White House Luau





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NOTE LIMP wrist ithrow of ball to dunk Rahm..... is this how he will be throwing the baseball at the ALLStar Baseball Game? YIKES




Obama at the annual White House Congressional picnic invited guests to dunk Robert Gibbs, Rahm Emanuel and Peter Orszag.

Barack Obama will hosted the first-ever Hawaii-style luau on the White House lawn, complete with real Island cuisine, hula and music this last Thursday.



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

No birth certificates necessary for admission. Fireworks will be provided in anticipation of the NK missile launch coming up on the 4th aimed at Hawaii! The main course, a giant roast porkulus.


Neil Cavuto reported that 650 pounds of pork butt will be served. hahaha


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Terrorists Keep U.S. Aviation Licenses






Terrorists Keep U.S. Aviation Licenses

Judicial Watch

At least half a dozen men suspected or convicted of terrorism have been allowed by the U.S. government to keep their federal aviation licenses, including two who appear on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List and a Libyan sentenced to nearly three decades in prison by a Scottish court for the 1980s bombing of an American airliner.

Reported by a major newspaper this week, the appalling story illustrates the government’s never ending incompetence when it comes to national security. This, despite strict antiterrorism measures enacted after the September 2001 terrorist attacks requiring the aviation license revocations of such individuals.


6 Considered Threats Kept Licenses for Aviation

The New York Times

At least six men suspected or convicted of crimes that threaten national security retained their federal aviation licenses, despite antiterrorism laws written after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that required license revocation. Among them was a Libyan sentenced to 27 years in prison by a Scottish court for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie.
In response to questions from The New York Times, the Transportation Security Administration, which is supposed to root out such individuals, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration suspended the licenses on Thursday.
The two agencies appeared to be unaware that the men were among the nearly one million people licensed as pilots, mechanics and flight dispatchers. They were identified by a tiny family-owned company in Mineola, N.Y., demonstrating software it developed to scrub lists of bank customers for terrorism links.
The list also includes an Iranian-American convicted of trying to send jet fighter parts to Iran and a Lebanese citizen living near Detroit who was convicted of trying to provide military equipment to Hezbollah.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) were unaware that the terrorists were actively licensed pilots, mechanics and flight dispatchers until the reporter who wrote the piece started snooping around. Incredibly, neither agency noticed that two of the individuals (Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhima) are wanted by the FBI for the 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing.

Others include an Iranian convicted of trying to ship jet fighter parts to Iran and a Lebanese living in Michigan who was convicted for trying to provide military equipment to the Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah. The FAA even reissued the commercial pilot license of a southern California man jailed for trying to send thousands of aircraft parts to Iran and a Maryland man convicted of manufacturing ricin, a powerful poison favored by terrorists.

A little family-owned company in a small New York town discovered the federally licensed terrorists by using software it developed to scour lists of bank customers who might have links to terrorism. The Department of Homeland Security, which supposedly preempts, detects and deters terrorism threats, claims it’s conducting a comprehensive review to see why its system failed to identify these people.




Wild Thing's comment......

Gosh Ya want terrorists flying around without licenses? That might be dangerous!

For 8 years the left attacked Bush for wanting to keep us safe. They lied about the war saying it was all about oil, they lied about their not being WMD when last year many of us bloggers we posted about the yellow cake being shipped from Iraq quietly to Canada on our US Navy ships. The left oh yesss ole Harry Reid standing up and making the big ole announcement how HE stopped the Patriot Act that day.

Now we have people in power, in the majority and in Obama's administraton that don't have a clue how to perform their duties, have no respect for our Constitution and are no fans of our military at all.


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Obama's Pro-Sharia Legal Advisor Harold Koh Confirmed





Obama's pro-sharia Legal Advisor Confirmed


Harold Koh Confirmed After Long GOP Delay


Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh was confirmed as the State Department Legal Advisor in a roll call vote, 62-35.

Koh was tapped for the job nearly four months ago, but has faced criticism from some conservatives for an alleged "transnational" approach to the law. But ranking Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republican Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) threw his support to Koh, in a statement Thursday:

"After reading his answers to dozens of questions, attending his hearing in its entirety, meeting with him privately, and reviewing his writings, I believe that Dean Koh is unquestionably qualified to assume the post for which he is nominated."
"Dean Koh is one of the foremost legal scholars in the country and a man of the highest intellect, integrity, and character," SFRC chairman John Kerry (D-MA) said in a statement. "He is exactly the type of Legal Adviser we need at the State Department, and I thank my colleagues for supporting his nomination."



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

Koh is also a big Gun grabber. This guy is real bad news. But he fits Obama’s agenda perfectly.

Obama’s pro Islamist, anti American, anti Christian and black racist goals couldn’t be more clear.

My other posts about KOH.......

Say NO to KOH Nomination!!!

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


Critics Decry Obama Nominee for State Dept. Legal Adviser Harold Koh

"This is international imperialism. Under Koh's plan, the Constitution would become secondary and international law would take precedence regardless of what Americans said about the matter."

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

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



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Far Left Group Greenpeace Opposed Waxman-Markey




Greenpeace Opposes Waxman-Markey

Climate Bill not Science-Based; Benefits Polluters

Washington, D.C., United States — In advance of tomorrow’s vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act in the House of Representatives, Greenpeace USA Deputy Campaigns Director Carroll Muffett issued the following statement:

"Since the Waxman-Markey bill left the Energy and Commerce committee, yet another fleet of industry lobbysists has weakened the bill even more, and further widened the gap between what Waxman-Markey does and what science demands. As a result, Greenpeace opposes this bill in its current form. We are calling upon Congress to vote against this bill unless substantial measures are taken to strengthen it. Despite President Obama’s assurance that he would enact strong, science-based legislation, we are now watching him put his full support behind a bill that chooses politics over science, elevates industry interests over national interest, and shows the significant limitations of what this Congress believes is possible.
“As it comes to the floor, the Waxman-Markey bill sets emission reduction targets far lower than science demands, then undermines even those targets with massive offsets. The giveaways and preferences in the bill will actually spur a new generation of nuclear and coal-fired power plants to the detriment of real energy solutions. To support such a bill is to abandon the real leadership that is called for at this pivotal moment in history. We simply no longer have the time for legislation this weak.
“With many others in the environmental, faith and consumer rights communities, Greenpeace has expressed tremendous concern about the role of offsets in this legislation. Unless strictly controlled, the abuse of offsets could prevent real emission reductions for more than a decade. The decision to move authority over offsets from EPA to the Department of Agriculture further reduces the likelihood that such controls will be maintained and increases the likelihood they will undermine real reductions.

This legislation sends a strong and unmistakable signal to the world that the United States is not yet ready to show the leadership necessary to reach a strong agreement at Copenhagen in December. Already, we are seeing the impact of this signal as one country after another retreats from the aggressive targets needed to avoid catastrophic climate change.

We call on the Congress to reject this bill and begin immediate and urgent work on legislation that treats seriously the dire threat of climate change. We call on President Obama to move beyond rhetoric and deliver on his commitments to “restore science to its proper place” and to lead the world in addressing climate change.



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

Greenpeace says it doesn't do enough, so they oppose it.

Enviro groups are never satisfied, not that I can ever remember. No matter how horrible a bill is like this Cap and Trade which is beyond horrible, the enviro's would want more. Like all right wingers to stop breathing or something.




....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 Withdraws July 4 Party Invitations to Iranians



US withdraws July 4 party invitations to Iranians

WASHINGTON

The Obama administration has rescinded an offer for Iranian envoys to attend U.S. embassy Fourth of July parties as the violent crackdown in Tehran continues.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday notified diplomats and other department employees overseas that her earlier invitations had been withdrawn.

"Unfortunately, circumstances have changed and participation by Iranian diplomats would not be appropriate in light of the unjust actions that the president and I have condemned," she said in her message sent overseas. "For invitations which have been extended, posts should make clear that Iranian participation is no longer appropriate in the current circumstances. For invitations which have not been extended, no further action is needed."

Clinton had authorized U.S. envoys abroad some weeks ago to invite Iranian diplomats to attend the annual celebration. Her authorization was required because Washington has no formal diplomatic relations with Iran, department spokesman Ian Kelly said.

Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs noted earlier in the day that the invitations were withdrawn.

"Given the events of the past many days, those invitations will no longer be extended," Gibbs said.


No Iranian diplomat had accepted an invitation from U.S. diplomatic posts abroad to attend embassy Fourth of July parties, according to the State Department.



Wild Thing's comment......

LMAO I am so sorry I can't hel but laugh.

Obama invited them then invited them again WHILE the protests were going on , they never responded, never accepted his invitation soooooooooo Obama withdraws his invitation.

Now what is wrong with this picture? haha Did Obama withdraw his invitation because of all the horrible things they are doing to those protesting? NOPE

Did Obama withdraw his invitation because he realized what a huge mistake it was to invite terrorists to OUR July 4th celebrations? NOPE

He withdrawl because they would not say they would come, they did NOT respond at all. hahahhaaa

I am glad they are not coming but the farce is so obvious it just has me laughing.

Maybe since Obama love terrorists sooooo much he can invite Bill Ayers now instead, that way he can still be around terrorists and in doing so give the middle finger to the country he is supposed to serve and protect.


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California School Mosaic of 'Capitalism Will Fail' and Communism Symbol


Communism's hammer and sickle is seen in the "Class of 2007" mosaic outside of the Black Pine Circle School in Berkeley, Calif.




'Capitalism Will Fail,' Marijuana Leaf Part of California School Mosaic

FOX News

Symbols of communism and marijuana and a prediction that "capitalism will fail" aren't exactly the sort of end-of-year messages you'd expect from an eighth grader.

But that's precisely what some students at the Black Pine Circle School, a private school in Berkeley, Calif., chose to include in their "Class of 2007" mosaic.

The symbols, which are prominently displayed outside the school, have prompted questions about the appropriateness of images like a hammer and sickle and a marijuana leaf on school grounds — and have led critics to say they are blatant proof of political indoctrination of young children.

Black Pine Circle bills itself as a day school where students from kindergarten through eighth grade will be "maximally free of all the 'isms' which pervade most aspects of the world around them: from racism to sexism to the less obvious forms of discrimination," according to its Web site.




Capitalism, even if it fails, apparently isn't one of those: Tuition for a 10-month term costs more than $17,000.

Laura Wolff, assistant director and head of BPCS's Lower School, told FOXNews.com that each graduating student makes a tile to commemorate his or her time there, sometimes teaming up with other students to make a "dual tile." She said school officials do not edit or otherwise influence the end products.

"Being Berkeley, of course, we don't censor their creative expression," Wolff said. "It's fun to see what they come up with."

During a brief interview, Wolff said she was not familiar with the images in question — including the four-tile hammer and sickle depiction — and referred inquiries to John Carlstroem, director of the school, and art teachers Kieren Dutcher and Kim Buckingham. Multiple messages seeking additional comment were not returned.

Ron Reynolds, executive director of the California Association of Private School Organizations, said the images were in "bad taste," but stopped short of calling for their removal.

"I am certainly not enamored by that particular expression and I certainly disagree, but I don't think there's a law against someone expressing a stupid thought," Reynolds told FOXNews.com. "If they felt capitalism will fail, I'd be curious to see what their alternative is."

The mosaic's location on the perimeter of the school serves as an "advertisement for discriminating parents," according to Reynolds, who said he thought the images were conjured up solely by the students.

"Living in Berkeley, I don't think it's a tremendous stretch," he said. "If it were in Irvine or Van Nuys, yeah, I think there would be some raised eyebrows."

Alice Davis, 21, attended Black Pine Circle School from 1998 to 2001 and remembers painting her own tile — a "cityscape scene at nighttime." Davis, now living in Brooklyn, N.Y., said she doesn't recall receiving any instruction regarding the content of her creation.

"They left it up to a bunch of 13-year-olds to decide," Davis told FOXNews.com. "They were hands off in telling us what was appropriate and what wasn't. It was left to our judgment."

Meanwhile, Danae Condos, president of the Berkeley College Republicans, said she found the images "shocking" and not suitable for young children.

"I know some people might say it fits in with the Berkeley atmosphere, but it does say something about the type of education the students are receiving," she told FOXNews.com. "It's obvious that they're receiving some political indoctrination from the school or from their parents. There's no doubt in my mind they're being politically influenced in their education."

Condos, a 19-year-old student at the University of California-Berkeley, said she doubted that school administrators would allow any and all symbols.

"They wouldn't allow a swastika symbol," she said. "It shows where the school's standards lie. If you're seeing this at one of the top-notch schools in the area, imagine what's going on it other schools that don't have the same privileges."



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

I wish more conservatives would retrun to teaching. There may be some now but it sure seems over run by the left, socialists, communists re-writing our history and this like this in the story. Destorying our country in their propaganda instead of real teaching of subjects like they used to do.

School for future John Walker Lindhs’, Bernadine Dohrns’, nd William Ayers’.


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (8)


Waxman Tries To Stop Boehner


Nostrilsdamnus Waxman


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Boehner: America Has the Right to Know the Consequences of Speaker Pelosi's Nat'l Energy Tax


House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), one of the bill’s sponsors, interrupted Boehner’s filibuster with a parliamentary inquiry as to whether there was any limit to how long the Ohio Republican could speak – and suggested that he was hoping to talk so long that member might leave before the vote.

“It’s the custom of the House to hear the leader’s remarks,” replied Tauscher, who looking apologetic as Republicans applauded.

“Reclaiming my time,” Boehner said, “the gentleman’s had his 30 years to put this bill together. And the House is going to spend a whopping five hours debating the most profound piece of legislation to come to this floor in 100 years. And the chairman has the audacity to drop a 300-plus page amendment in the hopper at 3:09 a.m. this morning. And so I would ask my colleagues, don’t you think the American people expect us to understand what’s in this bill before we vote on it?”
“And so to get to page 34,” he continued.


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

Nostrilsdamnus Waxman — anything that slimey rat is involved with, is liberal garbage. This gutter-crawler has infested our state for far too long

“Reclaiming my time,” Boehner said, “the gentleman’s had his 30 years to put this bill together. And the House is going to spend a whopping five hours debating the most profound piece of legislation to come to this floor in 100 years. And the chairman has the audacity to drop a 300-plus page amendment in the hopper at 3:09 a.m. this morning. And so I would ask my colleagues, don’t you think the American people expect us to understand what’s in this bill before we vote on it?”

OUTSTANDING!!!

Krauthammer just called the bill “an abomination.”




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


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:46 AM | Comments (15)


Mr. Obama, show us your birth certificate! by Pat Boone



Mr. Obama, show us your birth certificate!

wnd

by Pat Boone

fly a lot. It's gotten to be such a hassle that I'm cutting down on my air travel, and even turning down a number of engagements because I just don't want to go through the ordeal at the airports.

What ordeal? If you ask that question, you must not have flown anywhere since 9/11. I'm talking about the security gauntlet every passenger has to go through!

If you have flown anywhere, you've had to get in the lines. Take off every bit of metal bigger than a dime, your jacket, hat and shoes, perhaps your belt … and, if you have a computer, put it in a separate tray, hoping for a reunion after you pass your body through a powerful scanner. If you have a metal knee or hip replacement or a pacemaker, you'll probably have to go through a separate line and submit to a "wand scan" and even a hands-on "pat down." It can be quite humiliating, and the process can even cause you to miss your plane, after all that.

If you've checked into a hotel lately, you know you always have to produce your driver's license or valid photo identification. Same if you want to rent a car. When you shop at Costco, for Pete's sake, you have to prove you're who you are and that you're a credentialed Costco shopper with a valid credit card (which they'll verify on the spot) just to get in the door.

When you get gas – if you can still afford it to – and you want to use your credit card, you pass it into a slot checker, and still have to punch in your zip code. Right? In today's world, you have to be ready to show valid, verifiable identification for almost anything you want to buy or do.

What about applying for the most powerful, consequential, dangerous office in the world – THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES?

I know; this suspicion, this question about whether Barack Hussein Barry Soetoro Obama was actually born in the United States – as the Constitution explicitly demands – has been circulating for months, since before he won the election last November. He, or somebody in his confidence, posted a supposed copy of a Hawaiian "Certification of Live Birth," or COLB, on his presidential campaign website – even though a COLB, under Hawaiian rules, does not necessarily prove in-state birth. Some found the document, which does not list the hospital of birth or attending physician, to be fake.

Since then, a widely known and experienced investigator and WorldNetDaily reporter, Dr. Jerome Corsi, flew to Kenya in search of a certificate of birth he had reason to believe existed there. But he was detained and stonewalled by Kenyan officials. He couldn't obtain confirmation – but received no denial. He was just ordered to leave the country.

During that same time, some reported seeing a videotaped proclamation by his paternal step-grandmother that she was in the delivery room and saw Barack H. Obama born in Mombasa, in what is now Kenya!

Because of the furor and allegations, and because candidate Obama wouldn't or couldn't produce a valid long-form birth certificate, an official or two were dispatched from Washington to see if one existed in Hawaii. After a brief huddled conference with a local data and statistic keeper, from which no press statements were released, there was a brief and quiet announcement that the matter was "resolved." What does that mean?

Many who know more than I do about what actually happened, notably the United States Justice Foundation, have surmised that baby Obama's mother, about to have her child in Kenya, had booked a flight to Hawaii but was prohibited from flying because delivery was so imminent. But soon after baby Barack was born, USJF theorizes she flew with him to Oahu and obtained some kind of "record of birth" as if he'd been born there.

Now, because this Foundation and a number of other organizations have persevered in demanding to see an actual original birth certificate, a published report claims that a high-level legal team has already been paid over $800,000 to block all efforts to see even the certificate that may exist, valid or original … or not.

Why is this so important?

Well, of course, there's the matter of the Constitution. Even though he's almost finished serving two terms as governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger is prohibited from running for president because he was born in Austria. There's just no arguing with that "natural born citizen" requirement; unless the Constitution is amended, no one can get around it. Is obeying the law important – even for our president?

And consider. If, by the end of his first term, Barack Obama were proven to have been an illegitimate president, history might just hold him accountable for:

* dismantling America's free markets
* taxing the higher-earning middle class into despondency
* spending and taxing the nation into bankruptcy
* imposing socialistic, government-run health care
* granting amnesty to multiplied millions of illegal aliens
* seriously weakening our military and encouraging our enemies
* enacting crippling and fraudulent "global warming" laws
* promoting abortion and same-sex "marriage" into permanent legitimacy
* throttling religious speech with phony "hate crimes" legislation


And he wouldn't have been legally entitled to be president at all!

Yes, it is important, crucially and everlastingly important. America's very future depends on the defense of, and obedience to, our basic constitutional laws.

If I have to produce my passport, my driver's license, my own birth certificate, for things like leaving the country and returning, buying and selling and leasing and renting – all the things ordinary citizens are required to do all the time – why then, in the name of decency and equality, and in the "open" and "transparent" approach to government Obama promised, should our elected leader not do the same?

One thing for sure: This is not going away. More and more people are determined to get the truth and will press to get it. Why should the president and his team stonewall this legitimate and proper request? Is there indeed something devastating to keep hidden?

Hey, I have a great idea! Mr. President, show us your birth certificate!


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

Pat's kickin’ some Obama bottom with his white shoes. And for all the dumb & clueless Libbies reading my last post, it is not meant to be racist. Pat Boone was famous for the patent leather white shoes he wore.


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM | Comments (9)


Monica Conyers ~Wife of Rep.John Conyers ~ Pleads Guilty




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Democrats Culture of Corruption: Monica Conyers (Wife of Congressman John) Pleads Guilty to Bribery





Monica Conyers, the wife of the powerful chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., pleaded guilty to one count of bribery in a federal court in Detroit, this morning.


According to court documents, in late 2007, Mrs. Conyers, president pro tem of the Detroit City Council, twice accepted envelopes filled with cash, once in the parking lot of a Detroit McDonalds.


Mrs. Conyers faces up to 5 year in prison, three years supervised release and/or a $250,000 fine. Calls to an attorney for Mrs. Conyers were not immediately returned.

Jackson was working as a consultant for Synagro which won the $1.2 Billion contract to remove sludge from the city's water treatment plants. The contract was awarded in 2007.



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

" the wife of the powerful chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers"

Gosh I didn't know he was soooo powerful. hahahaa Both of these Conyers people should be kicked out of politics.

Nicholas just said, "It’s alright she had a right to do it. You know, because of slavery." omg LOL


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:40 AM | Comments (6)


June 26, 2009

Obama's MONSTER Cap and Trade (Tax) Bill Against America



Debate and voting


Here are my notes on this ~ Wild Thing

C-SPAN Live Stream

http://www.c-span.org/Watch/C-SPAN_wm.aspx


Newt Gingrich is on Hannity says the phones are burning.

TX-R- Kevin Brady——HELL NO!!!!!

Wisconsin’s own Tammy Baldwin just spoke for Cap and Trade. All the normal dem talking points. If we “respond to this challenge” it will result in loss of lives, species destruction, declines in health, blah, blah, blah... Ad nauseum.

OMG...this turd (Rep GK Butterfield, D-NC) said... "this historic vote....to SAVE THE PLANET"....

Wow...Marsha blackburn, R-Memphis, TN is rocking...!

Nick Rahall voted NO! He is a Dem from WV.

Rep. Wally Herger, R-CA (chino, Redding) against. "We all want to protect our environment, but not my government micromanagement".

Gohmert from Texas said that 300 pages are missing that were added last night. he does not have the entire bill at this hour!


We are hearing 210 - 210 with 14 undecided. Keep calling the swtichboard 202-224-3121

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) has spent the past 15 minutes demanding a brief recess to "find" 300 pages of the climate change bill he claims are missing from the House.

Trying to delay the final vote, Barton claims that the mandated official copy of the bill, including the rules amendments passed late last night, is not present.


Tauscher keeps shooting Barton and fellow House Republicans down

Al Gore has written a last minute blog post urging passage of Waxman-Markey.

Gore emphasized that, while the bill isn't perfect, it's the only option:

Today is an historic opportunity to pass truly meaningful legislation to limit global warming pollution, vastly expand our use of renewable energy, and use energy far more efficiently. A victory today in the House of Representatives on the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act would represent an essential first step towards solving the climate crisis. This bill doesn't solve every problem, but passage today means that we build momentum for the debate coming up in the Senate and negotiations for the treaty talks in December which will put in place a global solution to the climate crisis.
There is no back-up plan. There is not a stronger bill waiting to pass the House of Representatives. It's time to get started on a plan that will create jobs, increase our national security, and build the clean energy economy that will Repower America.

Gore–along with Obama, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis–is reportedly also making phone calls to undecided Democrats,


At least three House lawmakers will miss this evening's series of votes on landmark climate change legislation.

Three members — two Democrats and one Republican — have confirmed they will miss the vote this evening, scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) will miss the vote due to a family conflict, Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) is in rehab seeking treatment for alcoholism, and Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) is in Albania.

Since that will bring the total number of voting lawmakers for today down to at least 432, House Democrats will need 217 votes to pass the climate change bill.

Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) accused the U.S. Congress of handing China a "gift" containing "American jobs" in the climate change bill before them.

Railing against the effect of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill scheduled for a vote this evening, Latham brought a prop to the debate.

Latham literally brought a gift box up with him to the podium during his one-minute speech, with the "present" inside: A hard hat with "American jobs" labeled on it.

Republicans have said that the bill would hurt American consumers and employers by making production more expensive.

The Waxman-Markey climate change legislation is too burdensome on the southeast United States, Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) said today.

"There are some regions and some places in the country where this bill is going to be frankly a net winner," Davis admitted. "But unfortunately, Alabama is not one of those places, and the southeast is not one of those places."

Davis explained that the bill would "wreak havoc on the manufacturing sector," which is particularly important to Alabama's economy.

"All of us have to ultimately represent the interests of our district and our state," Davis said.

The "and our state" part of that sentence is crucial: Davis is running for Governor in 2010, meaning he'll have to garner support outside of his heavily Democratic district.


Archer Davis - D Alabama Will Vote No on Cap and Trade



The only thing that is historic is the historic idiocy of our current congress and President. I will keep adding to this as I can, so be sure to refresh the page in case of updates. Thank you all so much. .......... ~ Wild Thing



Rep. Tom Price (R-Okla.) just asked for a "moment of silence" to commemorate all the jobs that will be lost if Waxman-Markey passes.... It appears that the House (very briefly) indulged his request.

The Waxman-Markey legislation represents tyrannical rule by the federal government, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) said on the House floor moments ago.
If the legislation passes, "the federal government will virtually have control over every aspect of lives of the American people," Bachmann said.
The choice, Bachmann added, is stark and clear. We choose liberty, or we choose tyranny," she sad. "It's one of the two."

She’s right that it is tyranny vs liberty ~ Wild Thing



Rep. Patrick Kennedy leaves rehab for climate vote

In a clear sign that Democrats need every vote they can get on climate change legislation, Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) has returned from medical treatment for alcoholism to vote on the bill.
Kennedy, who has missed every vote since going into rehab on June 12, was seen on the House floor talking to his Democratic colleagues.The House is expected to vote on the climate bill on Friday evening.


Rep. Hoyer D-maryland is using the - we wanted change and this is change tactic.
Bringing in the image of Obama .. he keep using the buzz words.


This is a “MORAL necessity?” Are you fricking kidding me? A dem talking about morals.. ha ha ha

210 - 210 with 14 undecided

U.S. Capitol Switchboard — (202) 224-3121

Republican Cloak Room — (202) 225-7350

Democratic Cloak Room — (202) 225-7330




Boehner’s doing a good job. Making the plan look like the boondoggle it is. Difficult time in our economy. Unemployment rising. Just passed 1100 page bill that no one read. The bill was about spending, spending, spending. Am. people seeing lots of spending, lots of money going to govt., no new jobs.
Dems will hate this Boehner making too much sense for them.

“There’s a better way to do this. We need to have energy to grow our economy. We need to have more drilling in United States.”


John Boehner is kicking ass out there. He is proving this is just a bureaucratic power grab. Talking about how we would have to import from China because they aren’t under the same rules.

Ha, said he read part of 300 page amendment, and told how it purposely jumps all around etc. The managers’ memo was nothing but crap. What does everything mean?

3:09 A.M. this morning he got this crap

The Dems tried to stop Boehner from speaking any longer then a couple of minutes.
The chairman said "“It is the custom of the house to hear the leaders remarks”


Boehner to filibuster. He has unlimited time. Boehner will read entire 300-page amendment! LOL This is GREAT!!!!

John Boehner is laying the smack down on all the spending already done and the promises that were not met, but the pork that was spent. Boehner is showing a bureaucracy chart from Hell if this passes.

Bohner is saying that 2.5 million jobs will be lost each year because of it.
Plus we as americans will be paying billions to other countries to plant trees.


He is up to page 158 of the adderd pages. hahahaha he is doing great.

ROCK ‘EM ‘n SOCK ‘EM BOEHNER! He has had APPLAUSE from the floor abot 5 times so far and laughter too when he puts down the dems bill. !

This bill is an abomination. The people who want this are enemies of America. Boehner has done his homework! He's doing what the other Republicans should have done today. Dissect this bill bit by bit. And they say we don't have future leaders of the GOP? In my opinio we have some prertty darn good people, Boehner, Pence, Demint, Sarah Palin and others and the left hates it. and the rinos hate it. ~ Wild Thing

“I just wonder if ACORN would qualify for any of these grants.” APPLUASE and laughter.

Oorah.

"Ladies and gentlement does this all give you some idea why people say Congress is out of touch? "

"If we give people the right incentives they make the right decisions."

Boehner is setting the stage to make anyone who votes for it held accountable now!

“The fight we have between the 2 sides of the aisle boils down to one word: freedom.”

BRAVEHEART BOEHNER “freedom” William Wallace

Phenomenal This is freakin' awesome! This gave me goosebumps, there is something when I hear the word FREEDOM, I always get tears in my eyes.~ Wild Thing

he is getting a standing applause...No order in the house. Keep applauding. Keep talking about Freedom

here comes waxman pissed off that he can’t talk because of the applause for Boehner

SMACKDOWN Waxman, he was told .......“The gentleman ( Boehner) used the customary amount of time.....”

and Waxman is whining.


This Cap and Trade bill means they will be voting whether to declare war on the American people.~ Wild Thing


from The Hill
Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) knew exactly what he was doing as he strode on the House floor to quasi-filibuster the American Clean Energy and Security Act tonight.

When asked beforehand by a fellow Republican what he had in store for his speech, Boehner quipped "just wait and see."

The Leader was seen relaxing and centering himself with a cigarette in the Republican cloakroom minutes before his epic floor speech.

Boehner controlled the microphone on the House floor for one hour as he read the 309 page leadership amendment.

–Michael M. Gleeson



The House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act tonight by a final vote of 219 to 212.

Eight Republicans voted in favor of the bill, with 44 Democrats voting against it.

HERE ARE THE NAMES AND THE VOTES

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml

GOP Yeas....The Traitors to America

Bono Mack
Castle
Kirk
Lance
LoBiondo
McHugh
Reichert
Smith (NJ)

The RINO's will rue this day in the next election!




Posted by Wild Thing at 04:55 PM | Comments (14)


Gov. Sarah Palin Talks to Camp Bondsteel Soldiers TODAY Kosovo



“John Kerry, Why the Long Face? We are a beacon of hope of light for the rest of the world because we stand for freedom.” ~ Sarah Palin



In Kosovo just hours ago, Gov. Sarah Palin spoke to a group of servicemen and
answered Sen. John Kerry's joke that he wished Palin had been the governor who went missing:

"He looked quite frustrated and he looked so sad. I just wanted to reach out to the TV and say 'John Kerry, why the long face?'"




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


I love her comebacks, she always does it in a take no prisoner way. heh heh


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:50 PM | Comments (5)


!! EPA Scandal - RELEVANT FOR CLIMATE BILL VOTE !!



EPA Scandal

CEI Releases Global Warming Study Censored by EPA

Public Shouldn’t Be Kept in the Dark by an Agency Supposedly Committed to Transparency


CEI

Washington, D.C., June 26, 2009

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is today making public an internal study on climate science which was suppressed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

http://cei.org/cei_files/fm/active/0/DOC062509-004.pdf

Internal EPA email messages, released by CEI earlier in the week, indicate that the report was kept under wraps and its author silenced because of pressure to support the Administration’s agenda of regulating carbon dioxide.

http://cei.org/cei_files/fm/active/0/Endangerment%20Comments%206-23-09.pdf

The report finds that EPA, by adopting the United Nations’ 2007 “Fourth Assessment” report, is relying on outdated research and is ignoring major new developments. Those developments include a continued decline in global temperatures, a new consensus that future hurricanes will not be more frequent or intense, and new findings that water vapor will moderate, rather than exacerbate, temperature.

New data also indicate that ocean cycles are probably the most important single factor in explaining temperature fluctuations, though solar cycles may play a role as well, and that reliable satellite data undercut the likelihood of endangerment from greenhouse gases. All of this demonstrates EPA should independently analyze the science, rather than just adopt the conclusions of outside organizations.

The released report is a draft version, prepared under EPA’s unusually short internal review schedule, and thus may contain inaccuracies which were corrected in the final report.

“While we hoped that EPA would release the final report, we’re tired of waiting for this agency to become transparent, even though its Administrator has been talking transparency since she took office. So we are releasing a draft version of the report ourselves, today,” said CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman.


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

Mark, mentioned this in one of his comments how they had been silenced. Rush Limbaugh also mentioned it. This is HUGE. I mean today they are coming out with this even though they have been threatened and silenced!!!!!

OK here is the skinny on this:

The EPA tried to bury a report that shows the studies the EPA is relying on for global warming are BS.

The emails basically say “Its too late and this info will only hurt our agenda. Don’t publicize this report!”

The free market-based Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington has obtained a set of internal e-mails exposing Team Obama's willful and reckless disregard for data that undermine the illusion of "consensus."


This is dynamite. A full draft copy of Dr. Carlin's paper, which was suppressed by the EPA, is linked in the story and it is truly devastating, both in terms of content and as proof of the appalling dodging and weaving which has been going on to support this travesty.

This should be sent to EVERY member of congress immediately because then they will have no excuse but to at least postpone any decision on the bill for further consideration.

This is also a gigantic can of worms and scandal at the EPA which, inevitably, would also drag in the IPCC. In other words, it needs to be spread far and wide.

( CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government. )

If there is any time left, we need to email this to our Congressmen and then again to the Senators when it comes time for them to vote if it goes that far.


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This is another article about this..........

The EPA's internal nightmare over global warming: Part 1

Update: Because I was on deadline (no excuse) I didn't credit Anthony Watts and his weblog Watts Up With That for a) alerting me to this issue in the first place, b) providing adequate background to help my understanding enough of the issue to proceed and c) facilitating contact with the source interviewed below. I have mentioned Mr. Watts and his weblog on numerous occasions (I'm not affiliated with them, by the way), but certainly not enough on this occasion. Watts Up With That, winner of the Science Blog of the Year, has once again provided an invaluable service to those interested in issues surrounding global warming.

A source inside the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed many of the claims made by analyst Alan Carlin, the economist/physicist who yesterday went public with accusations that science was being ignored in evaluating the danger of CO2.

The source, who chooses not to be identified for fear of retaliation, said that Carlin was rebuffed in his attempt to introduce scientific evidence that does not accord with the EPA's view of global warming, which largely relies on IPCC reports. The source also saw Carlin's report and said that it was 'based on 8 points of peer-reviewed, recent and relevant scientific publications' that cast doubt on the wisdom of regulating CO2 as a pollutant.

The EPA's draft Endangerment Finding was initially written over a year ago during the Bush administration, and Lisa Jackson (the new head of the EPA) and her team wanted to get the Finding out on or near Earth Day, according to a schedule that was made public about a week before formal publication of the proposal. The draft was submitted to agency workgroups with only one week for review and comment, which is unprecedented, and received only light comments--except for Carlin's.

Alan Carlin, who had hosted a series of seminars featuring peer-reviewed scientists who disagree with the IPCC reports (but were unattended by members of the workgroup developing the Endangerment Finding) went public (UPDATE: Mr. Carlin, who I interviewed this evening, says that he did not approach the Competitive Enterprise Institute and did not know they were involved until a reporter contacted him on Tuesday). via the Competitive Enterprise Institute after realising that there would be no debate about the science. The lectures by the scientists are available on the EPA website, but were not even mentioned in the Finding. Carlin was advised to get an attorney--and has since been reassigned to mundane work, some of which is normally performed by outside contractors.

All this comes despite the peculiar bind the EPA finds itself in. Regulating CO2 as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act is not something they really want to do--unless new legislation makes it possible for them to ignore smaller emitters. As it stands, the EPA would find it necessary to regulate entities as small as churches and schools, if they have buses that emit more than 250 tons of CO2 per year. But there is no certainty that new legislation will arrive at all, much less contain the restrictions the EPA needs.

Meanwhile, the many comments received by the EPA will now be evaluated. Our source indicates that it is most likely that the initial compilation and review will be conducted by outside contractors, who may also provide draft responses, which is really supposed to be done only by EPA staff. Our source notes that the EPA may not have the expertise to evaluate many of the comments, as they are more charged with dealing with the effects of global warming through regulation rather than determining the true nature of the cause. Our source says members of the workgroup complained to other EPA staff that they don't understand these issues, much less how to relate the scientific studies identified in Carlin's report to the IPCC report.





....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 06:55 AM | Comments (5)


Democrats David Obey and Maxine Waters Waters in Noisy Floor Fight




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Obey, Waters in noisy floor fight


The Hill

Two Democrats got into a verbal altercation — and according to one a physical one — on the floor of the House on Thursday night over an appropriations earmark one was seeking.

After the House floor had largely cleared following a series of votes, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) split apart from a heated conversation and began yelling at one another.

The confrontation began with the two talking in each other’s faces and gesturing animatedly with their hands. Obey then attempted to walk away, but Waters kept following him. Obey then put his hand on Waters arm and shoulder, and Waters became irate.

Obey again turned away, dismissing Waters by throwing up his hands, but Waters continued to stalk him, talking to his back and making a shoving motion.

Waters followed Obey down to the well of the House, and as the confrontation — and shoves — continued, Obey turned and told her: “You are out of line.”

“You’re out of line,” Waters shot while walking down toward the well.
“You’re out of line,” Obey shot back before turning and walking away.
But then Obey stopped, turned back toward Waters, and shouted: “I’m not going to approve that earmark!”
Obey turned away, but Waters went to go huddle with members of the Congressional Black Caucus. She could be over heard telling them: “He touched me first.”

Waters was escorted by her colleagues into the cloakroom.

Obey then conversed for a few minutes with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). Hoyer's office said the two did not discuss the incident but instead talked only about the appropriations process. Obey had been speaking with Hoyer and leadership staff for most of the vote series prior to his encounter with Waters.

Obey then exited the chamber.

But Waters soon returned briefly, again telling her colleagues: “He touched me.”

Waters then disappeared into the cloakroom.

Waters and Obey have had an ongoing dispute about an earmark for a public school employment training center in Los Angeles that was named after Waters when she was a state representative.

Obey rejected that earmark as violating policies against so-called “monuments to me.” Waters revised her request to go to the school district’s whole adult employment training program, so the district could decide whether the money would go to the school named after Waters.

Thursday was the committee markup of the spending bill that would include the earmark, and Obey let it be known that the earmark would be denied. She approached him and complained.

A Waters aide said that Obey had pushed her.

Ellis Brachman, a spokesman for Obey, confirmed that the dispute was about an earmark Obey denied Waters, but placed the blame on Waters for escalating the situation.

“As I understand it, she was the one who pressed the issue,” Brachman said. “The chairman repeatedly tried to end the confrontation.”



Obey-Waters clash on House floor

Politico

House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wisc.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) engaged in a late afternoon shouting match on the House floor after Obey reportedly rebuffed Waters on a $1 million earmark request, aides and witnesses said.

Witnesses, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it appeared that Waters pushed or shoved Obey.

The pair were seen shouting at each other and had to be separated by members -- who were gathered on the floor casting final votes before heading off to a party at the White House.

Waters, according a Democratic staffer familiar with the situation, approached Obey to ask him to fund one of her longstanding earmarks, the Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center.

Obey -- who irked Waters a few weeks back by banning "Monuments to me" funding projects named after the politicians that earmark them -- told her no, emphatically enough to be heard across the chamber.

"I'm not going to approve that earmark!" Obey shouted.

The two veteran Democrats -- each pugnacious and 71 years old -- began shouting, with the L.A. area-Congresswoman following Obey around the chamber, reportedly suggesting he channel the vocational money through a local school district.

At some point, they collided, witnesses say, with one Obey ally claiming the lean Waters "tried to shove" the stout Obey.

UPDATED: Waters spokesman Michael Levin called to say that the center -- which provides a wide array of health care, automotive, GED and job preparedness training programs -- was named after Waters before she entered the House by LA school officials.

"That's a point she was trying to make with Chairman Obey," Levin said.

The program Levin said, serves hundreds of low-income people a year and is located near four housing projects with sky-high unemployment rates. Waters' funding request is needed to keep the center going, he added, because may of the centers' state grants are on the chopping block, a result of the California's staggering deficit.

He refused to comment on the specifics of the scrap, saying, "I wasn't a witness, but it's my understanding it was a heated exchange."

Waters told colleagues that Obey "touched me first," according to The Hill.

"One testament to her work is the Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center, a multimillion dollar campus providing education and employment opportunities to residents of the Watts area," reads a description of the center posted on her Web site.




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

Thrilla in the Congress........LOL Cage match, two Dems enter, one Dem leaves! Somebody call WWF Vince McMahan! Unfortunately, no shots were fired.

And the rest of the world looks on and as we see the dems in the majority not only destroying our country but they don't even have one ouce of class to know how to behave while their doing their dasterdly deeds.

These are the people deciding the fate of our country?! God help us.



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U.S. Vietnam Veterans Send Home Fallen Comrades




A computer screen reveals the location of a Vietnam War aircraft shot down over the sea off the central province of Phu Yen. The US Navy oceanographic survey ship USNS Bruce C. Heezen, anchored at Tien Sa port in the central city of Da Nang, is on a month-long MIA search mission off the coast of Vietnam.



US and Vietnamese flags fly atop the US Navy oceanographic survey ship USNS Bruce C. Heezen, anchored at Tien Sa port in the central city of Da Nang. The ship is on a month-long MIA search mission off the coast of Vietnam.




A US Air force crew salutes a coffin containing the remains of a US soldier killed in the Vietnam War, during a MIA repatriation ceremony held at Da Nang airport. Two sets of MIA remains which were recovered recently in the central province of Quang Tri were airlifted to Hawaii.


US Vietnam veterans send home fallen comrades


Breitbart

Standing to attention in the hot sun, a Marines baseball cap over his heart, US veteran Alan Segal watched as an honour guard carried the flag-draped coffins of his fellow servicemen onto an Air Force plane, taking them home 34 years after the Vietnam War ended.

Beside him another US veteran of the Vietnam conflict, Rick Janovick, 58, saluted fellow servicemen whose names he did not even know.

Segal and Janovick, who have chosen to live where they once fought, were among dozens who witnessed Wednesday's repatriation ceremony which came as the US and Vietnam step up cooperation in the hunt for missing servicemen.

Among the guests were crew from the USNS Bruce C. Heezen, the first US Navy ship to join the search effort. The ship has just completed a 12-day survey for missing American aircraft in waters off central and south-central Vietnam.

The two sets of remains sent home on Wednesday came from the land but US officials hoped the Heezen's involvement would speed up the search for underwater sites, meaning the remains of airmen still missing at sea could, in the future, also be repatriated with dignity.

Since Vietnam and the US began cooperating more than 20 years ago in the search for the remains of missing US servicemen, more than 600 have been repatriated but about 1,300 are still unaccounted for in Vietnam, the US says.

The Heezen is a civilian-manned oceanographic survey ship ideal for detecting aircraft crash sites on the ocean floor, officials said.

At its heart is an air-conditioned room of humming computers and monitors showing data gathered by the ship's sonars and other instruments.

On a tour given to reporters on Wednesday before the ship left Vietnam, scientists and technicians showed some of the information they had gathered.

To the untrained eye, the shadows and bumps from the ocean floor do not look like much. But the sonar data came from an area where the team was looking for a downed helicopter, Ward said.

"We don't know if it's the helicopter but we hope it is," he said.
A diving mission at a later date will let them know for sure whether they have found the CH-46 transport chopper which went down in the South China Sea with six servicemen aboard during the war, Ward said.
Hundreds of US aircraft and their crews are still missing in Vietnam's coastal waters, JPAC said.
The searchers are assuming human remains still exist with the wreckage despite being submerged for decades, Ward said.
"We have recovered remains from underwater crash sites before, so we know that it's possible," he said.
The Heezen's commander, Robert Reish, said the chance to contribute to bringing home some of those missing personnel made this the most rewarding mission of his 11 years on oceanographic survey ships.
"That meant a lot to me," he said.

Robert Delgado, the mission's senior scientist, had similar feelings.

"We all have friends and classmates and some people who have been lost," said Delgado, who served on a navy refuelling ship during the war.
Reish said there is no definite date for the Heezen to return to Vietnam but he described this first visit as very successful.
"We have found contacts of interest for further investigation, which was the goal of this mission," he said on the ship after returning from the airport where he, Delgado and others from the Heezen had witnessed the repatriation ceremony.

While the Heezen searched the sea, a joint Vietnamese and US team worked on land, where they found remains from a 1971 helicopter crash in central Quang Tri province, Ward said.

Another set came from a November 1969 battle in the same province.

Both sets were flown to Hawaii on Wednesday for identification after the ceremony, which took place against a backdrop of hazy mountains in the city where the first American combat troops arrived in 1965.

"We don't know how many individuals for sure the remains represent. Could be two or more," Ward said.

Under a nearly cloudless sky, two black boxes containing the remains sat on a table covered in a white cloth, wafting in a gentle breeze that offered little relief from the sun.

Soldiers in dress uniform slowly carried the boxes, one by one, to waiting metal coffins and then saluted.

Each box filled only about one-third of its coffin, which the soldiers wrapped with an American flag.

Some in the crowd held hands on their hearts as the coffins were carried up a ramp and into the belly of the airplane, past two lines of green-suited aircrew who would deliver them.

Janovick, the former Marine, took photographs. The other old soldier, Segal, 64, watched silently, holding his hat.

"It took a long time to get them home," Janovick said.
"But they're going home now," said Segal.



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

The warrior ethos are something that our military men and women live by each and every day. It defines who and what they are as a person and as a servicemember. Those ethos read as follows.

I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.


It’s important that we never forget these men and women. It’s important that WE as a nation do everything in our power to ensure that they all eventually come home. As we remember the sacrifices of our servicemembers and veterans, let us also remember the sacrifices of our POW/MIA’s and their families




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......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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Boehner Speaking the Truth About Cap and Trade ~ "I have never seen anything this ridiculous"





Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH)

Washington, Jun 25

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today released a new chart underscoring the bureaucratic nightmare that is Speaker Pelosi’s national energy tax. The chart highlights the slew of new government programs Democrats will create in order to take and redistribute trillions of dollars from family budgets and workers payrolls in the form of allowances – all overseen by a confusing web of government agencies.

Make sense? Not really. In fact, in a news conference earlier today, Boehner called it “ridiculous”:

“If you look at this chart, this is how this process will work. With the EPA being in the middle, look at all of these different agencies that are involved. This is the most elaborate thing that I have seen and you know, I have been here a while and I’ve seen some pretty crazy things, but I have never seen anything this ridiculous.”

The depiction of how Speaker Pelosi’s national energy tax will work is bad enough. But its consequences for families and small businesses across the country are even worse. The tax – which may come up for a House vote tomorrow – will be forced upon anyone who drives a car, buys an American-made product, or flips on a light switch. As a result, it will drive up energy costs, send millions of jobs to countries like China and India who do not have national energy taxes of their own, and place an especially heavy burden on rural America. Democratic leaders have been scrambling to round up votes for the legislation, and they initially called in former Vice President Gore to help. But at the last minute, they told him to stay home, realizing that rural Democrats who are already in a difficult situation because of this painful vote would rather not be associated with the former Vice President and other left-swing special interests. Boehner highlighted the on-again, off-again invitation for the Vice President to rally support for Speaker Pelosi’s national energy tax:

“You know, Al Gore stands for higher electricity bills, higher gasoline prices, and shipping millions of jobs overseas. Some of our members still remember his BTU tax from 1993 where he tried this idea of imposing this tax on all BTUs in the country. A lot of Democrat members got burnt on that vote for those of you that might have been around. So it is no surprise that as quickly as Al Gore was invited to come to Washington to help lobby on this, it seems that he was disinvited rather quickly.”

Democratic leaders are poised to march many moderate Democrats over a cliff tomorrow by forcing them to vote for a national energy tax that is unpopular throughout the heartland – and just as Members head home for the July Fourth recess, no less. At the same time, they’ll be marching middle-class families and small businesses off a cliff as well – asking them to pay more than ever for energy at a time when they can afford it least and risking devastating job loss with unemployment already soaring. This will be a decisive vote in the 111th Congress, and the American people will not forget it. Are moderate Democrats ready to support this costly, jobs-killing bureaucratic nightmare?


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

A radio news report said there were a few Republicans in the House who could vote for Cap and Trade. Who are they?
From MarkLevinShow.com:
Repubicans:
Bartlett (MD)
Bono Mack (CA)
Castle (DE)
Dent (PA)
Ehlers (MI)
Frelinghuysen (NJ)
Gerlach (PA)
Inglis (SC)
Tim Johnson (IL)
Kirk (IL)
Lance (NJ)
LoBiondo (NJ)
Petri (WI)
Platts (PA)
Ros-Lehtinen (FL)

I hope they don't vote for it, I PRAY they say NO.



....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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Cold Blooded, Ruthless Barack Obama ~ "just take a pill"



Jane asks the President if her 100 year old mother (now 105) would have gotten a pacemaker under his plan. Well now that's a tough one ... that costs a lot and maybe we will have to say, just take a pill. Priceless.




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

Not only what he said but also how easily he said it. When we saw him say this, all I could think of was he would prefer for patients like this to just be put to sleep or go off in the woods and die.

He is evil he really is.



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Perception






Wild Thing's comment.....


LMAO hilarious!


......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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Obama Threatens Veto as House Nears Vote on $550.4 Billion Defense Bill



Money for our military...... naw he will veto that, but money for the Hamas oh YES Obama LOVES that idea. ~ Wild Thing


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House nears vote on $550.4 billion defense bill

WASHINGTON


The U.S. House of Representatives was poised to approve on Thursday a $550.4 billion defense authorization bill for fiscal 2010 that has drawn a veto threat from President Barack Obama because it contains money for fighter jets he does not want.


The bill also authorizes $130 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the fiscal year that begins October 1.

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said it supported the overall bill but the president's senior advisers would recommend a veto unless some provisions were dropped.
One congressional aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, described the White House veto threat as "a bargaining tool."

The Senate Armed Services Committee was to unveil its defense authorization bill for 2010 later on Thursday, but the legislation was unlikely to be approved by the full Senate until September. House and Senate negotiators must then hammer out a compromise version before final passage.

The OMB said it strongly objected to the House decision to include $369 million in advanced procurement funds to buy 12 more F-22 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp despite a Pentagon decision to halt production at 187.

Some lawmakers are pushing to continue production of the F-22 until a current ban on exports can be lifted to allow Japan to buy a modified version of the premiere U.S. fighter jet. The Lockheed program employs workers in over 40 states.

The administration also objected to House lawmakers adding $603 million to the bill to continue work on an alternate F-35 fighter engine being built by General Electric Co and Rolls-Royce Group Plc.

The OMB said the changes would delay the fielding of the F-35 and have an adverse effect on the Pentagon's overall strike fighter inventory. It said the risks of a fleet-wide grounding with a single engine, an issue raised by the Marine Corps general who runs the program, were "exaggerated."


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

"that has drawn a veto threat from President Barack Obama because it contains money for fighter jets he does not want."

It is going to be hard to get Obama to fund our military and their needs. Also I really think he is more then uncomfortable around them. You can see it in his body language and the look he gives them plus all the other ways he has treated them.



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June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson dies in LA hospital




Associated Press

A person with knowledge of the situation says Michael Jackson has died in Los Angeles. The person, who was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity, says the King of Pop died at age 50 in a Los Angeles hospital.




Wild Thing's comment......

Children in the world will be a lot safer now.


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Troopathon 2009 Care Packages For The Troops





The "Honor Their Service" 8-hour pro-toop "web-a-thon" sponsored by Move America Forward runs from 1:00pm - 9:00pm Pacific // 4:00pm - 12:00pm EST, to send the largest shipment of care packages to U.S. troops in history.

You can donate HERE

Care Packages include many varieties of items, always with Coffee, Cookies, Beef Jerky, Gatorade and Jelly Bellys, and could also include any or all of the following:

Boca Java Gourmet Coffee
Oreo Cookies
Chap Stick
Deodorant
Premium Beef Jerky
Planters Trail Mix
Ocean Spray Craisins Trail Mix
Gatorade
Candy Diplomacy Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
For The Troops CDs
Hot Chocolate
Hot Apple Cider
Bug Repellent
Battery Operated Fans
Wet Wipes
Foot Powder
Sunblock
EVERY CARE PACKAGE comes with a personalized letter, note or comment from YOU to the receiving Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman


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Nancy Pelosi Unsure of Cap and Trade Bill's Passage






WASHINGTON

House Democratic leaders are furiously lobbying their members and moderate Republicans to support a landmark energy bill in the face of resistance from some conservative members of their own party, and staunch opposition from the GOP — roadblocks that are making it difficult to find the 218 votes necessary to pass the measure, according to Democratic leadership aides.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi conceded Wednesday evening that there were not enough votes to pass the bill, but that meetings with Democrats and Republicans were ongoing. Many Democrats from rural districts are concerned about the bill's effect on the manufacturing of ethanol and other biofuels, while Republicans have questioned the overall price tag to Americans.
"This legislation has really been quite an experience for all of us," said Pelosi. "This is really about regional differences, as well as philosophical differences."

The legislation's lead sponsors held a pep rally outside the Capitol on Wednesday to whip up support for the legislation's passage.

"We are going to pass the most important energy and environment bill in history," declared Rep Ed Markey, D-Masachusetts, chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. "We are going to reduce the carbon we send up into the atmosphere but at the same time we are going to begin to back out the oil that we import from countries that we should not be importing it from."




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

This is pure madness. The only thing government achieves when getting involved with any part of our economy, is to make things worse. This will make energy even more unaffordable and force people with limited incomes to choose between food, medicine and heating or cooling their homes.

Obama has the dems lobbying the republicans and the dems that are not gung ho about this. I hope whoever the hold outs are they stay strong. They have got to know we are taking names and they will be at risk with their precious power they so love the next election.



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Farrah Fawcett Dies of Cancer at 62




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Farrah Fawcett, who skyrocketed to fame as one of a trio of impossibly glamorous private eyes on TV's Charlie's Angels, has died after a long battle with cancer. She was 62.

Blonde, blue-eyed and petite – and with a trademark mane as flowing and famous as the M.G.M. lion's – the Corpus Christi, Texas, native was born Feb. 2, 1947, the younger daughter of an oil-field contractor and his homemaker wife.


She's gone. She now belongs to the ages," O'Neal tells PEOPLE, also confirming that she received the last rites of the Catholic Church. "She's now with he mother and sister and her God. I loved her with all my heart. I will miss her so very, very much. She was in and out of consciousness. I talked to her all through the night. I told her how very much I loved her. She's in a better place now."

Added O'Neal: "She was with her team when she passed ... Her eyes were open, but she didn't say anything. But you could see in her eyes that she recognized us."

"I've watched her this past year fight with such courage and so valiantly, but with such humor," Fawcett's Charlie's Angels costar Kate Jackson told PEOPLE in November 2007.


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Wild Thing's comment......

It is sad, and she really fought hard to stay alive.

A very underrated actress...she was known for the blonde hair, Charlies Angles and that poster but if you’ve ever got to see any of the other movies she did, Burning Bed comes to mind, she did an excellent job as an actress.

Rest in peace Farrah


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Cap-and-Trade Bill H.R. 2454 Set for FRIDAY Vote!!




American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, H.R. 2454 imposes a system of "cap-and-tax" in order to combat so-called "global warming." This massive, across-the-board household energy tax is being disguised by congressional liberals and is being sold under the slogan "cap-and-trade," which simply means giving the government power to put a cap on the amount of carbon emissions (CO2) produced by the production of electricity, gasoline, and heating oil, and forcing businesses to actively lobby Congress for higher cap levels and to buy permits for the emissions they are allowed.
Rather than calling it "cap-and-trade," it should be called "cap-and-tax"-as it caps Americans' standard of living and taxes our use of products whose manufacture emits CO2.

America's Right

This bill is an absolute nightmare, and will result in nothing short of sheer destruction of American business and industry, and will exponentially increase energy costs for individuals and families of all income levels from coast to coast.

I would urge you to contact our representatives concerning this bill.

Call NOW. It doesn't matter if they are a Democrat, a Republican, or somewhere in between. Let them know that their vote on this disastrous bill is a bona fide determinative factor when it comes to their re-election in 2010. Support means they're going home, plain and simple.

I cannot stress enough exactly how devastating this piece of legislation is. Frankly, I am absolutely astounded that something so detrimental to our national economy is even being considered nonetheless voted upon.

This is winnable for concerned Americans like you and like me. Let's make sure this doesn't make it out of the House.

Thank you my fellow Patriot Fighters.

A quick breakdown of some of the expected costs:


* The typical family of four will see its direct energy costs rise by over $1,500 per year.

* Pain at the electric meter will cause consumers to reduce electricity consumption by 36 percent. Even with this cutback, the electric bill for a family of four will be $754 more that year and $12,200 more in total from 2012 to 2035.

* The higher gasoline prices will have forced households to cut consumption by 15 percent, but a family of four will still pay $596 more that year and $7,500 more between 2012 and 2035.

* In total, for the years 2012-2035, a family of four will see its direct energy costs rise by $22,800. These inflation-adjusted numbers do not include the indirect energy costs consumers will pay as producers are forced to raise the price of their products to reflect the higher costs of production. Nor does the $22,800 include the higher expenditure for such things as more energy-efficient cars and appliances or the disutility of driving smaller, less safe vehicles or the discomfort of using less heating and cooling.

* As the economy adjusts to shrinking GDP and rising energy prices, employment will take a big hit. On average, employment is lower by 1,105,000 jobs. In some years cap and trade reduces employment by nearly 2.5 million jobs.

* The negative economic impacts accumulate, and the national debt is no exception: Waxman-Markey will drive up the national debt 29 percent by 2035. This is 26 percent above what it would be without the legislation and represents an additional $29,150 per person, or $116,600 for a family of four. To reiterate, these burdens come after adjusting for inflation and are in addition to the $450,000 per family of federal debt that will accrue over this period even without cap and trade.

You can find your representatives HERE.


Also this.....

Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121

Toll free capital switchboard number are below.

800-828-0498

877-762-8762


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

I think anyone that votes for H.R. 2454 should never get another vote to be elected again. Not under any circumstances.



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


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Warren Buffett Obama Supporter Says" “the nation should concentrate on creating jobs.”




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Obama supporter and economic advisor Warren Buffett blasted Speaker Pelosi’s national energy tax, calling it a “huge tax” and “fairly regressive” that will harm “an awful lot of people.”

Instead, as noted by CNBC, Buffett said that “the nation should concentrate on creating jobs.”



Rush take:

"Buffett a big Obama supporter says there's been little progress over the past few months in the economic war being fought by the country. "We haven't got the economy moving yet," Buffett said. And of course he's right, except Goldman Sachs is out there saying they had a record first half of 2009, or they're going to pay record bonuses or some such thing and Citibank's giving people raises of 50% while the unemployment rate skyrockets at 10%. "While the economy is a shambles and likely to stay that way for some time, Buffett remains optimistic, there will eventually be a recovery over a period of years but --" of course there will be. It's just cyclical. But what kind of recovery is it going to be? Buffett says the nation should concentrate on creating jobs. "

"The nation should concentrate on creating jobs. That's what the private sector always does. But when you deplete the private sector of operating capital, be it with this monstrosity of health care reform, or cap and trade, or any of the other Obama initiatives, running the automobile companies -- what the hell, where is the money to hire people? The government's got it all. And then the government's dictating how it's going to be used, the government's dictating which automobile dealerships going to be shut down. The focus ought to be creating jobs? If you want to create jobs get Obama out of the private sector. It's just that simple. Get him the hell out of the private sector. Get President Obama out of it, scrub this health care business, it's a debacle, it is unnecessary, it's unneeded. Eighty some odd percent of the American people are satisfied with theirs. This whole thing is a ruse. There's no need for it. Every claim that's being made about how it's not going to cost any money is absurd."
I think that Obama looks at profits as evil. He obviously doesn't understand that business cannot function without profits. You know, he's like a lot of other dictators. He's got the private sector, and he thinks it's always going to be there to be raped. It's always going to be there to be pillaged and plundered.

The private sector is always going to be something he can go grab and control and tax and take money out of and grow the government. He doesn't have any concept (or maybe he does) that he's going to kill it all by doing all this. So he can sit there and say, "We're not going to get rid of the private sector," but the public sector, the government will not have to make a profit to stay in business, and the other guys will. Now, if you have to compete with somebody who doesn't have to make a profit, guess where you're going to end up? You're going to lose!

So Obama looks at the private sector as just a never-ending windfall. He looks at profits like surplus value, the same way Marx did. A profit is almost a crime.


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

I am so glad Rush said that. The fact is jobs are created from we the people with the American dream. And like Rush said, Obama needs to get out of the private sector.

Buffett can go jump off a cliff for all I care. He supported this dangerous evil person Obama. He is also a member of Obama's economic advisory group.


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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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Worst Job Ever!


Massage Therapist for Models ....





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


LOL this is so funny. hahahaha


......Thank you so much Dap22 for sending this to me.

Major ( RET) Dustoff 22 (Dave)

Dustoff 22

USArmy
45th Medical Company Fort Bragg to Long Binh
VN (67-68)
Flight Instructor
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Trailer of Steven Spielberg's HBO Miniseries 'The Pacific'



Based on a true story, 'The Pacific' will chronicle the journey of three U.S. Marines who battle the Japanese during World War II.

The series is expected to be released in March 2010


"The Pacific" is adapted from the memoir book of Eugene Sledge, "With the Old Breed" which was first published in 1981. The memoir is based on notes Sledge kept tucked away in a pocket-sized Bible he carried with him during battle.


Executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the team behind the Emmy-winning 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, this epic ten-hour miniseries tracks the intertwined odysseys of three U.S. Marines Robert Leckie (played by James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda) across the vast canvas of the Pacific, during their defense against Japanese attack in the Pacific during World War II.


As described on the press release:

"The extraordinary experiences of these men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day."

The series which was shot in Australia, is expected to be released either in late 2009 or early 2010. James Badge Dale, Joe Mazzello and John Basilone star as Robert, Eugene and John respectively.

A total of 10 episodes at 60minutes each will be shown on all the major networks ranging from the UK, to Germany, Asia, Austria, Switzerland and beyond. HBO billed the production as, “the biggest thing HBO has ever done” but also “the biggest production in the history of television,” given the scale and scope of the miniseries. It’s like making 10 major movies at once.

For the military vehicle history buffs out there, you can check out some restoration pictures of an LVT “Alligator” that is being restored for “The Pacific” HBO series by going to this link.

The Marion Military Institute, where Marine Eugene Sledge attended school, will be shown in the film. Some key areas of the Institute such as the chapel will be rebuilt in Australia (the real location is in Alabama) and used for some key scenes showing Sledge in his early years at the nation’s oldest military junior college.


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

I have been waiting for this HBO series to come out since I read they were making it. It should be excellent. I don't like the politics of Tom Hanks or Steven Spielberg but they know how to make awesome films first class when it comes to our military or about the war. Band of Brothers was so well done.


As it gets closer to the actual date that it will air I will post about it again.


......Thank you John 5 for sending this to me.


John 5 (VN 69/70)


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Pentagon: Increased Violence Expected as US Troops Leave Iraqi Cities





Pentagon: Increased Violence Expected as US Troops Leave Iraqi Cities

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2009


Predicting an uptick in violence in Iraq as U.S. combat troops leave the cities by June 30, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today that deployed troops have geared up for the heightened threat as they comply with the U.S.-Iraq status of forces agreement.

“I think we have reason to believe -- and I think our forces have been alerted to the possibility -- that we will likely see an uptick in violence leading up to the June 30 deadline for U.S. combat forces to leave Iraqi cities and towns,” Morrell told Pentagon reporters.

He cited past patterns in which terrorists and insurgents increased their attacks in the days leading up to elections and other significant milestones.

Recent incidents in Iraq, including the “horrific” bombing south of Kirkuk last weekend, also indicate a possible repeat before U.S. combat troops leave urban areas in accordance with the U.S.-Iraqi status of forces agreement, Morrell said.

Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Force Iraq, has expressed confidence in the capabilities of both his forces and the Iraqi security forces to deal with the increased threat level, Morrell said. As combat troops leave the cities, they’ll form “layers of defense” outside the urban areas and continue to conduct combat operations with Iraqi security forces.
However, smaller contingents of U.S. troops will remain behind to support the Iraqi security forces until they’re no longer needed. “This is going to be a coordinate/train/advise/assist role,” he said. “So we’ll really be there as a complement to them.”

Morrell cited progress in improving security in Iraq and helping the Iraqi security forces develop capacity.

“Security incidents, despite that awful attack, remain at all-time lows since March of 2003,” he said. “So despite the fact that you’ve seen sporadic high-profile attacks still taking place in Iraq, the overall security climate is a good one.”

Morrell stopped short of declaring victory over the insurgency.

“We think we have beaten back al-Qaida to the point where they are now conducting attacks that are basically propaganda campaigns in an attempt to make it look as though they are driving us out of the Iraqi cities,” he said. “In fact, the truth of the matter is that … the work of our brave men and women in uniform over the past couple years has created a climate such that we can leave Iraqi cities, and the Iraqi security forces are developed to the point where they are capable of taking over that responsibility.”

Meanwhile, progress has continued on the economic and political fronts as well.

“All those things are improvements,” Morrell said. “And we signed a security agreement with the Iraqis nearly a year ago in which they asked us to stay in Iraq for the next three years to help them continue to build upon that momentum.
“We view that obligation seriously, and we intend to honor it,” he added.



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

This is no surprise it is the very thing we all talked about when it was being discussed how the would pull our troops out of Iraq. It is the military that is right there that will know the when of this not some Kenya freak sitting in an air conditioned office he does not belong in making this kind of decision. OBama is the least qualilfied ito be CIC and since he obviously hates our military he should never be the CIC.


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Obama Backtracks on Promise That Americans Will Be Able to Keep Their Doctors





House Republican Leader John Boehner website


White House Backtracks on Promise That Americans Will Be Able to Keep Their Doctors

Majority of Americans Worry Government-Run Health Care Would Lead to Loss of Their Health Care Plans


Washington, Jun 24 - During the campaign and throughout the ongoing health care “reform” debate, President Obama has made a promise to the American people – one that he repeated in a speech to a convention of the American Medical Association last week: “No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people. If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

Now that the Democrats’ health care plan has been brought into greater focus, that promise doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. A Lewin Group study confirms that under a new government-run health plan more than 100 million Americans may lose their current health care coverage and be forced onto government rolls. Last week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported that 23 million Americans would lose their current plans if a Senate Democratic health care “reform” bill was enacted. As a result, the White House began to walk back from its promise, with the Associated Press reporting, “White House officials suggest the president’s rhetoric shouldn’t be taken literally.” At his news conference yesterday, the President continued the reversal, answering a question about the promise with some rather tortured language:

JAKE TAPPER, ABC NEWS: “I’m sorry, but what about keeping your promise to the American people that they won’t have to change plans even if employers –“


THE PRESIDENT: “Well, no, no, I mean – when I say if you have your plan and you like it and your doctor has a plan, or you have a doctor and you like your doctor that you don’t have to change plans, what I’m saying is the government is not going to make you change plans under health reform.”

In an interview today on Good Morning America, the backtracking continued, with the President telling ABC’s Diane Sawyer, “I can’t pass a law that says, ‘I’m sorry, employers, you can never make changes to the health care plans that you provide your employees.’” In other words, the Administration has gone from “If you like your plan, you get to keep it” to “Well, we really can’t promise much of anything.” That’s “change” alright – but not exactly the type of change Americans were hoping for during this new era in Washington.

The reason this broken promise is especially painful for the Administration is because it underscores just the real fear Americans have about a government takeover of health care. Today’s Washington Post reports:


“Part of the reason so many are nervous about future changes is a fear they may lose what they currently have. More than eight in 10 said they are satisfied with the quality of care they now receive and relatively content with their own current expenses, and worry about future rising costs cuts across party lines and is amplified in the weak economy.”

No wonder Washington Democrats are doing anything and everything they can to NOT answer questions about how and why tens of millions of Americans will lose their current plan under Democratic versions of health care “reform.”



Wild Thing's comment......

OK can anyone help me on this????

I do NOT understand this at all.

We have read that some 85 % and I am included in that, because I am just fine with the health insurance we have. VERY happy with it. I don't understand how they ( OBAMA) and the media can lie like they do and make it sound like almost all of America is desperate for socialized medicine. This has got to be the biggest lie that has ever been told by any politician in our country since the first day ships landed here to make this the new homeland.

I swear this is so vile so horrible for them to do this when most people do not want it. And I also don't get why the Republican politicians are falling for it too. Can't they fight back and make the left tell the truth that most people don't want it instead of feeling that they have to come up with their own version of socialized medicine LITE?

Maybe I am wrong and if I am please help me because I honestly do not get it.



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


Mark
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Sal in Harlem Interviews Obama Voters



Sal Governale from the Howard Stern show goes uptown to Harlem to interview black people about who they would vote for and why.



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

Scare-EEEEE!

People don’t have a clue, God help us. Good grief, that a ride to a library or something. Too bad there isn't a test to find out if the voter is even aware of the issues before they get to cast a vote.




....Thank you Jack for sending this to me. This should be seen by as many people as possible!!!!!


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I missed this at first.so thank you to both of 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
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Fifty Bucks is Fifty Bucks




Buddy and his wife Edna went to the state fair every year,
And every year Buddy would say,
'Edna,I'd like to ride in that helicopter.'
Edna always replied,
'I know Buddy, but that helicopter ride is fifty bucks,
And fifty bucks is fifty bucks'


One year Buddy and Edna went to the fair, and Buddy said,
'Edna, I'm 85 years old...
If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance....'
To this, Edna replied,
"Buddy that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, and fifty bucks is fifty bucks.''

The pilot overheard the couple and said,
'Folks I'll make you a deal. I'll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for
the entire ride and don't say a word I won't charge you a penny!
But if you say one word it's fifty dollars.'

Buddy and Edna agreed and up they went.
The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard.


He did his daredevil tricks over and over again,
But still not a word.


When they landed, the pilot turned to Buddy and said,
'By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't.
I'm impressed!'


Buddy replied,
'Well, to tell you the truth,
I almost said something when Edna fell out,
But you know,


"Fifty bucks is fifty bucks!'




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

United States Army
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Army Combat Engineers
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67-69


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June 24, 2009

Tonight's ABC and Obama's Socialist Infomercial




ABC News on lapel flags after 9/11: “Overseas, it could be perceived that we’re just mouthpieces for the U.S. government, and that can place our journalists in danger.”

ABC News on having any debate President Obama’s health care plan: “I would have thought that a subject as important as the health care received by the American people would rise above this sorry spectacle.”

The same network that ordered its reporters not to wear the flag on their apparel after 9/11 for fear that someone would see the American Broadcasting Company as favoring one side — our side — in the war on terrorism now has the nerve to ridicule and degrade the loyal opposition to the president’s health care plan.

This is ridiculous and marks ABC as the fifth news network that sides with Obama.

It follows MSNBC, NBC, CBS, and CNN in siding with the president for corporate reasons. Apparently Disney executives want an invite to the next White House dinner.

Obama is getting an hourlong infomercial tomorrow night in prime time on ABC.

Republicans dared ask for some time. ABC would not even allow them to buy commercials.

In response to Republican complaints, David Westin — the man who banned lapel flags — gave a response that shows the same disdain for fairness and balance — and objectivity — that his counterparts at CBS, CNN, MSNBC and NBC have shown.

In summary: Patriotism is bad. Promoting the president’s political plan is OK.


H/T Surber

His letter in full:

June 23, 2009

The Honorable Lamar S. Smith
Chairman, Media Fairness Caucus
Congress of the United States
2409 Russell House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Congressman Smith:

Thank you for your letter of today’s date concerning our planned coverage tomorrow of health care reform in America. I am pleased that you agree that the subject deserves extensive and careful coverage. This is precisely what ABC News has given healthcare over many years; it is what we plan to continue tomorrow.

Unfortunately, you have found it appropriate to criticize a program that has not yet aired. Contrary to your assertions, this will not be “slanted” in any way – much less a “day-long infomercial” or “in-kind free advertising” as you allege. It will be a thoughtful, respectful, and probing discussion of some of the issues raised by the calls for health-care reform. We will include a variety of perspectives coming from private individuals asking the President questions and taking issue with him, as they see fit. We have heard already at some length (on ABC News and other outlets) from politicians and professional health care lobbyists, and there will be ample time to hear from them throughout the policy debate. I can see no reason why we should not hear tomorrow instead from some of the Americans most directly affected by the plans being discussed.

Sadly, some inside government and within the private sector see every issue as material for a sort of political high theatre, to be used to gain votes or energize political bases or simply to raise funds. I would have thought that a subject as important as the health care received by the American people would rise above this sorry spectacle. Our citizens need and deserve more. We are proud to be making a serious effort to go beyond mere punditry or stylized, bipolar debate; we are proud to work for a network and a company willing to devote valuable airtime to serious consideration of a subject so worthy.

Finally, on a note of personal privilege, I entirely reject your attack on my colleague, Dr. Timothy Johnson. Dr. Johnson has established himself over many years as the foremost medical editor in television news. His knowledge about health care reform is surpassed only by his commitment to the truth and to fairness.

As for Linda Douglass, she did indeed cover Congress for ABC News. But she left us nearly four years ago to become a fellow at New York University and to work at the Rockefeller Foundation.

I do appreciate your taking the time to express your views, which I will always welcome.

Sincerely,
David Westin



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

They need to be forced to remove “American” from their name. They make real Americans sick, calling themselves “American”.

They could change it to OBC....Obama Broadcasting Company.

He kills the economy, big business, small business, unemployment constantly getting worse, kills off the American dream, tries to kill of patriotism by putting anyone that protests his enormous taxes on all of us, the list is endless what he has destroyed.......and now this socialized medicine of his shows us he wants to destroy us physically. Dems if you don't like me saying that then read up on what has happened in other countries and how people DIE from their having socialized medicine. History about this screams not to touch it and yet Obama puts his ugly ass arms around it and embrasses it for our country.

There is a Petition and I have signed it. If you would like to as well HERE IS THE LINK.......FREE OUR HEALTH CARE



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WW11 Fighter Pilot and ‘Tonight’ Show Sidekick Ed McMahon Dies



WW11 Marine Fighter Pilot




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After several months of training at Miami and El Toro, McMahon arrived in Korea in February 1953. He flew 85 artillery-spotting missions in the Cessna OE Bird Dog before



Sources

Boston Herald

Lowell Massachusetts native Ed McMahon, the legendary "H-e-e-e-e-re’s Johnny" pitchman, has died following a long battle with cancer.

McMahon, 86, died shortly after midnight at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center surrounded by his wife, Pam, and other family members, his publicist, Howard Bragman, told the Associated Press today.

McMahon became a star on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson where the duo had a historic run from 1962 to 1992. He played Carson’s foil for decades, setting up jokes and skits and suppressing his trademark laughter through it all.

McMahon was also known for his commercials – from Publisher’s Clearing House to Budweiser – and as the host of "Star Search." His struggle with bankruptcy also pushed him back into the news and won him support -- and jobs -- from the industry.

McMahon said his first job behind a microphone was at 15 when he worked for a circus that had set up on Lowell Common.

His grandfather was a master plumber from Lowell, where McMahon spent many of his summers. His grandmother was also a cousin of Rose Kennedy, the matriarch of the Kennedy clan, according to a biography of broadcast pioneers.

But he got his big break behind the mic in Philadelphia where he landed a radio job and soon met up with Carson.

"You can’t imagine hooking up with a guy like Carson," McMahon said in 1993. "There’s the old phrase, hook your wagon to a star. I hitched my wagon to a great star."

McMahon had bone cancer, among other illnesses, according to a person close to the entertainer, and had been hospitalized for several weeks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to AP because he wasn’t authorized to release the information.

McMahon was a pilot in World War II and during the Korean war serving with the U.S. Marines. He flew unarmed artillery-spotting missions while in Korea.

During World War II he was decorated as a Marine fighter pilot, and continued his military career in 1952 by flying 85 missions in Korea, and rose to the rank of full Colonel. He was commissioned with the rank of Brigadier General in the California Air National Guard in keeping with his family tradition, in which several of his ancestors, including the Marquis d'Equilly, had long and distinguished military careers.

He flew 85 artillery-spotting missions in the Cessna OE Bird Dog

When the United States began gearing up for World War II, McMahon wanted to become a Marine fighter pilot. Since the Navy's V-5 program required two years of college, he enrolled in Boston College. When the Navy relaxed the two-year requirement, McMahon dropped out of school and signed up. In early 1943, he first went to a civilian-run Wartime Training School in Texarkana where the Navy evaluated cadets' potential by checking them out in a Piper Cub. Then came the three-month Preflight School at Athens, Georgia. McMahon received primary training at Dallas and intermediate training at Pensacola. McMahon received the single engine carrier syllabus and was assigned to the Marines. After receiving his commission and wings in early 1945, McMahon was sent to the Corsair Operational Training Unit at Lee Field, Green Cove Springs, Florida. Upon completion of training, he was "plowed back" and became an instructor in the same unit. On the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, McMahon received orders to join the Marine carrier program on the West Coast.

He retired from the Marine Corps Reserve a full colonel and was named a brigadier general in the CA National Guard in 1982.


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

Ed and Johnny remain the class of late night TV. One of the last survivors from the days when decent people worked on TV comedy shows.

Thank you for your service, Mr. McMahon. Ed McMahon was in the Marines and Johnny Carson served in the Navy.

This would make Mr. McMahon one of the very last Hollywood stars of the WWII and Korea era who actually stood up for America, support America and fought for America in the Armed forces.


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Governor Palin visits USS Stennis


Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin greets Alaskan constituents inside the hanger bay of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) on Monday during the military joint-training exercise Northern Edge 2009 (Photo by Army Sgt. Ricardo Branch, Northern Edge Joint Information Bureau).



Governor Palin watches flights take off

Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin watches flight operations off from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) on Monday during the military joint-training exercise Northern Edge 2009 (Photo by Army Sgt. Ricardo Branch, Northern Edge Joint Information Bureau)



Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin watches flight operations off from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) on Monday


Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd walk to a C-2A Greyhound logistics aircraft that will be taking them out to the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during exercise Northern Edge 2009, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, June 18, 2009. Northern Edge 2009 is Alaska's largest military training exercise. It prepares joint forces to respond to crises throughout the Asia-Pacific region. (Released/U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt Dennis J. Henry Jr.)




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Governor Palin visits USS Stennis

by Army Sgt. Ricardo Branch

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska


Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin made a surprise visit to Sailors and personnel onboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) on Monday during the military joint-training exercise Northern Edge 2009.

The invitation came as a surprise for the governor, who jumped at the opportunity to visit U.S. service members and learn more about U.S. Navy operations.

"This is such an honor to be here," Palin said. "It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for my husband Todd and I to see an aircraft carrier in action, and see what its crew does to keep America safe."

During the visit, Palin toured the ship's facilities to include; flight deck takeoffs and landings, bridge operations, a tour of the hangar bay, and a meet and greet with Alaskan constituents.

"I'm enjoying this opportunity to meet the men and women of the ship," she said. "It's a chance to meet the people who have chosen to serve something greater and larger than themselves and a good time to say thank you."

The Stennis, which is in the Gulf of Alaska, is supporting Alaska's premier joint services exercise with fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft operations.

Rear Adm. Mark A. Vance, commander of the Carrier Strike Group Three (CCSG) 3, said any visit from a high profile official is a real honor for the personnel onboard the ship.

"It's not every day a governor comes onboard," Vance said. "We tell our Sailors thank you every day, but when it comes from someone like Governor Palin, it makes it all the more special."
He said the visit comes at a time when the Stennis has been at sea for five months in various exercises before coming up north to Alaska in support of Northern Edge.
"This is a huge deal for them," Vance said. "This visit is icing on the cake after a five month cruise at sea."

Throughout her visit on the ship, Palin was asked what part of the ship excited her the most. Her reply was simple--the people.

"Meeting the men and women really touched my heart," she said. "Just shaking their hands and meeting them is a real honor. I have a great appreciation for the military and everyone out here. When just looking at many of the young men here, I see my son. He's serving in the military and just like everyone here, has the same drive and dedication in protecting those he loves."

Governor Palin's 20-year-old son, Track, is currently serving in Iraq as a member of the U.S. Army.

The Stennis will be wrapping up Northern Edge operations this week and returning to its home station for some much needed time off for the Sailors and personnel onboard the vessel.





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

It sure feels good to read about a real conservative and I love when she visits the troops.

Thank you Sarah!



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Our Military and the Jeep


A Soldiers Best Friend; WW2 Jeep

Vintage footage of the WW2 Era Jeep taken from the film Autobiography of a Jeep.



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Pelosi's National Energy Tax (Cap and Trade) Will Cost 2.5 Million


Eagle Forum


During yet another closed-door meeting in the House of Representatives, the liberal Majority maneuvered to bring the highly unpopular 946-page energy-rationing bill, better known as the Waxman-Markey cap-and-tax bill, to the House floor for a vote by the end of this week!

Sponsored by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA), the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, H.R. 2454 imposes a system of "cap-and-tax" in order to combat so-called "global warming."

This massive, across-the-board household energy tax is being disguised by congressional liberals and is being sold under the slogan "cap-and-trade," which simply means giving the government power to put a cap on the amount of carbon emissions (CO2) produced by the production of electricity, gasoline, and heating oil, and forcing businesses to actively lobby Congress for higher cap levels and to buy permits for the emissions they are allowed.

Rather than calling it "cap-and-trade," it should be called "cap-and-tax"-as it caps Americans' standard of living and taxes our use of products whose manufacture emits CO2.

If passed and signed into law, H.R. 2454 will further cripple our economy and drain your pockets in the following ways:

* It will raise your household electricity rates by 90 percent, gasoline by 74 percent, and residential natural gas prices by 55 percent by 2035, after adjusting for inflation.

* It imposes an annual burden of $144.8 billion per year on U.S. households, and it will reduce household earnings by a projected $37.8 billion.

* It will further cut U.S. employment levels by 965,000 jobs by reducing economic output by $136 billion per year-this translates to a $1,145 increase in energy costs per American household.

* It will force low-income households to disproportionately bear the across-the-board energy cost increase, as a larger percentage of the poor's income goes toward energy costs, as opposed to wealthier households.

* It sets the stage to effectively kill the coal industry as it will be taxed so heavily, it will not be able to sustain itself.




Source:
House Republican Leader John Boehner


Speaker Pelosi's National Energy Tax Will Cost 2.5 Million American Jobs, Hit Every Region...

Speaker Pelosi's National Energy Tax Will Cost 2.5 Million American Jobs, Hit Every Region of the Country With Millions in Job Losses Already This Year, Is a Job-Killing National Energy Tax Really the Message Democrats Want to Send to Workers, Small Businesses?

Washington, Jun 23

Speaker Pelosi’s national energy tax is a massive job-killer. According to a National Black Chamber of Commerce study, the devastating plan will cost 2.5 million American jobs thanks to the higher energy costs it will force consumers, small businesses, and other employers to pay. The impact will be felt from coast to coast – literally. The following chart shows the projected job loss in every single region, with especially large job losses in areas of the country already hit hard by the recession:

Source: CRA International Study Prepared for National Black Chamber of Commerce, May 2009

As the House prepares to vote on Speaker Pelosi’s national energy tax as soon as this Friday, are Democrats representing these regions of the country really prepared to vote for even more job loss? Is that a message they want to bring home to middle-class families and small businesses in their districts heading into the Independence Day recess?

House Republicans don’t think so – and in an op-ed published in this morning’s Washington Examiner, House GOP Leader John Boehner (R-OH) highlighted the job-killing nature of Speaker Pelosi’s national energy taxes and House Republicans’ “all of the above” plan for more jobs, lower energy prices, and a cleaner environment:

“On energy and the environment, under the guise of reducing carbon emissions, Democrats are poised to force anyone who drives a car, buys an American-made product, or flips on a light switch to pay a national energy tax.”
“Not only will this drive up prices for food, gasoline, and electricity, it will ship millions of jobs to competitors like China and India that refuse to take the same approach. A study by the National Black Chamber of Commerce estimates the Democrats' plan will cost 2.5 million jobs.”
“House Republicans have a better way: An ‘all-of-the-above’ strategy to clean up the environment, lower energy costs, and create more jobs. Our legislation, the American Energy Act, will increase environmentally-safe energy production, promote alternative fuels to reduce carbon emissions, and encourage increased efficiencies and technologies to maximize America's energy potential.”

All year long, Democrats have been promising more and more jobs, but nearly three million have been lost since January. After a record spending binge on the trillion-dollar “stimulus,” the $400 billion omnibus loaded with 9,000 earmarks, a $3.6 trillion budget that spends, taxes, and borrows too much, and endless bailouts, American workers are asking, “Where are the jobs?” If House Democrats get their way and pass Speaker Pelosi’s national energy tax, those jobs will be leaving America and headed to competitors like China and India, who won’t enact a national energy tax of their own. During this time of economic crisis, is this really a policy Washington Democrats want to pursue?





Wild Thing's comment......


This is pure Marxism imo.

With all they have been doing it sure seems this is the effort IS to collapse the US economy so the ACORN structure, already established, can “come to the rescue”. All under the congressionally unregulated czars and the current president. Backdooring the constitution to make it obsolete.

Marxism is not about individual liberty and broad-based economic prosperity. It’s about repressed rights, all power in the hands of the State, a command economy, rationing and subservience through economic privation. To that end, the national energy tax is an essential element.

Just say NO to the Cap n Trade bill Congress is trying to pass Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121


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


Mark
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Obama To Blame for Economic Problems




Washington Post


While most U.S. voters still blame the Bush Administration for the nation’s economic problems, a growing number are inclined to blame President Barack Obama.

Obama only has a few weeks at most to keep using the “inherited from my predecessor” defense, if that. The next joblessness report comes out in early July.

The likelihood of severe unemployment extending into the 2010 midterm elections and beyond poses a significant political hurdle to President Obama and congressional Democrats, who are already under fire for what critics label profligate spending. Continuing high unemployment rates would undercut the fundamental argument behind much of that spending: the promise that it will create new jobs and improve the prospects of working Americans, which Obama has called the ultimate measure of a healthy economy.

Obama tersely acknowledged in an interview with Bloomberg Television last week that unemployment is likely to peak above 10 percent.

"They even predicted that if we passed it quickly, unemployment wouldn't go higher than 8 percent. Well, here we are just a few months later and the unemployment rate is approaching 10 percent," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). "The administration admits that their earlier predictions were a guess -- and that they guessed wrong."


Wild Thing's comment......

You bet it is all on Obama and he better stop with the it is Bush's fault bs.

If a conservative had become president in this last election we would already be on the up swing to revocery, I really believe that. There would not have been one HUGE spending bill after the other like Obama and Pelosi have been doing. This is all on Obama and he can get as upset, terse, snotty to those asking about it all he wants and it does not change that HE is the one to blame!


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.....Thank you Chief.


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Obama Just Loves His Cap & Trade Since It Hurts Americans!






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

Cap and Trade system will speed up job losses and offshoring/outsourcing.
It will encourage more overseas business rather than here at home. Nothing about this is good for America.

Not only is Cap and Trade a disaster that will destroy American business, Obama is a disaster that is destroying America.


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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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Obama to Throw Out 1st Pitch at All-Star Game ~ Obama LEAVE Baseball ALONE!




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Obama this is a how a MAN does it.



Obama to throw out first pitch at All-Star Game

Washington

Barack Obama plans to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Major League Baseball All-Star game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 14.

The White House said on Tuesday that MLB's focus on community service matches with Obama's service initiative this summer, known as United We Serve.

"The central theme of the 2009 All-Star game is community service, celebrating the extraordinary work being done by ordinary people," MLB commissioner Bud Selig said. "We are thrilled that we can come together with President Obama, who has encouraged a renewed spirit of national service, and illustrate a call to action in our communities. President Obama will continue a great tradition that joins our nation's leader and the national pastime."

Obama, a Chicago White Sox fan, will be the fourth president to throw out the first pitch at an All-Star game, following John F. Kennedy (1962 in Washington), Richard Nixon (1970 in Cincinnati) and Gerald Ford (1976 in Philadelphia).

In addition, Franklin D. Roosevelt attended the 1937 game in Washington, and George H.W. Bush went to the 1991 game at Toronto with Canada Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the 1992 game at San Diego with President Carlos Salinas de Gortari of Mexico.

Ford (1978 in San Diego) and Ronald Reagan (1989 in Anaheim) attended as former presidents.



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

GRRRRRRRR! Can't he ever stay off TV!!!! Plus he is making this a freaking political thing with his communitry service. I wish everyone would throw Acorns on the field and then turn their backs to him and be silent or BOO him loudly, yes that would work.




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War Supplemental Funding Conference Report




Democrats Can't Pass War Supplemental

According to House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chairman John Murtha (D-Pa.), Democrats do not have the votes to pass the War Supplemental bill to fund the troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Democrats have relied on Republican votes to pass previous supplementals because their liberal membership routinely refuses to fund the ongoing conflict. But Republican support was lost when House and Senate Democrats stripped the Graham-Lieberman provision from the bill. Graham-Lieberman would have banned release of Defense Department photos showing alleged abuse of terrorist detainees. Those photos are sought by the ACLU in a current lawsuit.

Republicans also oppose the International Monetary Fund donation of up to $108 billion that is attached to the war supplemental as an extraneous amendment.

“We don’t have the votes for it yet,” Murtha said. Of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Murtha said, “Nancy’s working it. It’s going to be a very close vote.”

American taxpayers would have to borrow the money from foreign governments, like China, to lend to the IMF to lend to other foreign governments. Republicans would not sign on. That left Democrats with egg on their face, either having to pull the IMF funding or find a way to get their far left fringe to vote to support the troops, which is always difficult. The answer Pelosi seems to have come up with is to pack the supplemental with fringe elements, like stripping the ban on the detainee photo release, to attract the hard-left votes.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) spoke to the conference and tried to push through the adoption of a Senate amendment which would have barred the release of the detainee photos for several years. The amendment was defeated on a straight party line vote 17-13.

President Obama, who is in favor of the American taxpayer footing the bill for the foreign government bailouts through the IMF, sent a letter (pdf) to the Democrat conferees opposing the passage of the McConnell amendment.

Obama’s letter couldn’t have been more troubling.

“On May 13, I announced I would resist the release of additional detainee photos because I did not believe it would add any additional benefit to our understanding of what happened in the past, and that the most direct consequence of releasing them would be to further inflame anti-American opinion and to put our troops in greater danger,” Obama said in the letter. “Earlier today, the Second Circuit granted the Government's motion that will stay the earlier court order to release the detainee photos, and we will now move forward with a petition to the Supreme Court to appeal the case.”

Obama knows that he could -- by the stroke of his pen -- classify the photos and put them out of reach of the ACLU and al-Queda -- which is akin to what the Graham-Lieberman amendment did before it was stripped out and what Sen. McConnell attempted to do by amendment in conference.

During the conference committee, Democrats also created an enormous loophole for the Obama administration, inserting watered-down language that would allow Gitmo prisoners to be brought into the U.S. for trial within 45 days of the Obama administration submitting requested certifications to Congress.

Ahead of any completed actions by Congress, Obama already transferred Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, to New York last week to be tried for his role in the August 1998 of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.

The mangled War Supplemental Conference Report is scheduled to make its way to the floor of the House this week for final passage.

Pence Talks Energy Plans in GOP Weekly Radio Address

House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence on Saturday talked energy on the weekly Republican radio address, excoriating the Democrat plans as a disastrous move toward higher energy prices and job losses. In the weekly address, Pence reminded listeners that it was the President who first admitted cap and trade would be prohibitively expensive for American families.

“President Obama even admitted that under his energy plan utility rates would ‘necessarily skyrocket,’” Pence said. “If the Democrats’ cap and trade bill were to become law, estimates suggest that the average American family would face up to $4,300 a year in extra energy costs and anywhere between 1.8 and 7 million American jobs could be lost. That’s a heavy price to pay for a plan that will do very little to clean up our environment, since manufacturers will probably ship their plants, and their pollution, to countries with less stringent environmental safeguards. This national energy tax amounts to an economic declaration of war on America’s families, small businesses and family farms. The American people know we can do better.”

Republicans released their own plan that would rely heavily on clean nuclear energy for electricity and expanding domestic drilling to achieve energy independence.

“This past week, House Republicans introduced the American Energy Act,” Pence said. “It’s an ‘all of the above’ energy plan that offers energy independence, more jobs and a cleaner environment, without imposing a national energy tax.”

The American Energy Act would also create a trust from royalties on new drilling leases that would fund the research into renewable energy sources for the future.



This is one of the good guys, Mike Pence. When Rush Limbaugh first said how he wanted Obama to fail, his agenda, his socialist policies etc. Mike Pence agreed with Rush when he was asked. He did not kiss up to the left about it or answer in a weak way at all. He was firm and direct in his answer.


Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) interviewed by Rick Sanchez on CNN, March 3, 2009

Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), who is the third-highest member of the House GOP in his role as conference chairman, appeared yesterday on CNN and quite loudly agreed with Rush Limbaugh -- he wants President Obama to fail:

Rick Sanchez: Do you want Barack Obama to fail?

Pence: Oh, come on, Rick. Nice try. I know what Rush Limbaugh meant. I actually listened to him about a month ago when he made this point on the air. I heard much of his speech on Saturday.

Look, everybody wants America to succeed. But everyone like me, like Rush Limbaugh and others who believes in limited government, who believes in conservative values, wants the policies that this administration is bringing forward -- higher taxes, a massive increase in government spending, a huge increase in the role of government in our daily lives, a departure from traditional values -- you bet, we want those policies to fail.

Because, Rick, we know big government, increases in debt, the micromanagement of the economy out of Washington, D.C. is a policy that will fail. It has failed throughout the last century, across the globe...


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

More Democrat chaos!

American taxpayers would have to borrow the money from foreign governments, like China, to lend to the IMF to lend to other foreign governments. Republicans would not sign on. That left Democrats with egg on their face, either having to pull the IMF funding or find a way to get their far left fringe to vote to support the troops, which is always difficult.


No surprise here, the left wants to be protected and feel safe, they just don't want to pay for equipment or anything else to do with our awesome military to help them with what they need. They prefer NOT to back our military at all.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (6)


June 23, 2009

" I am the President of the United Sates" Obama Give Horrible Press Conference LOL


Obama's Testy Press Conference


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Politico


President Obama's Tuesday press conference was moved inside to the Brady Briefing Room, rather than the Rose Garden ... as previously planned, the White House announced in a release.

The reason why it was moved inside:

in the Rose Garden, POTUS might have sweated in the summer humidity. Oh, and the press corps would be baking in the heat.



Iran Unrest Reveals Split In U.S. on Its Role Abroad

The Washington Post
But Obama’s shades-of-gray approach rejects comparison to an era when Communist bloc dissidents had virtually no access to the Western media and the world was more neatly divided between a pair of superpowers, not complicated by the set of ambitious regional powers such as Iran that the Obama administration is seeking to manage.

Since taking office, Obama has argued that reclaiming America’s moral authority by ending torture and closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay provides essential diplomatic leverage to influence events in such strategic parts of the world as the Middle East and Central Asia. The speech he delivered to the Islamic world in Cairo eights days before the June 12 Iranian election sought to do that by providing what the president saw as an unvarnished accounting of U.S. policy in Iran, Iraq, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“We’re trying to promote a foreign policy that advances our interests, not that makes us feel good about ourselves,” said a senior administration official who, like others, declined to be identified, citing the sensitivity of the issue.

Obama’s approach to Iran, including his assertion that the unrest there represents a debate among Iranians unrelated to the United States, is an acknowledgment that a U.S. president’s words have a limited ability to alter foreign events in real time and could do more harm than good. But privately Obama advisers are crediting his Cairo speech for inspiring the protesters, especially the young ones, who are now posing the most direct challenge to the republic’s Islamic authority in its 30-year history.


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Wild Thing's comment......

Regarding the video LMAO Obama is ticked and I am loving it. Major Garrett: What took you so long? LOL Whoa! Oh Oh Chin down Obama is mad Major Garrett getting the major evil eye treatment from Obama. Obama does not have the temperment to be POTUS.. He’s a nervous breakdown waiting to happen. ROTFLMAO Obama is the disgrace not my country but Obama sure as heck is the disgrace. I am glad at least the world is slowing seeing what a jerk and total inept creep he is and each time he fails I will cheer him on!

"Violence is unacceptable.”

I’m sure that puts fear into the hearts of the mullahs. He said when a young woman gets shot in the street, “it’s a problem”... IT’S A PROBLEM???????????

LMAO how many times does he have to remind us he is the president. I bet this is why he never released his grades from college. He’s not very bright.



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:20 PM | Comments (5)


Latest Abuse By CIC To Our Military ~ Unforgivable




Source

David Borden Jr. US Marine was wounded in Iraq on January 19, 2008. A suicide bomber rushed him and detonated, and Borden was hit by over 200 pieces of shrapnel. He lost right leg (below the knee) and his left arm was severely damaged. He was in a coma for over a month.

He's inspired more than a few people while recovering. Dave Jr has had over 38 surgeries to date.

According to the email below from his father, David Borden (Sr.), David Jr. had an uninspiring visit from the President of the United States:


Since Dave Jr. has been injured he has met and been overwhelmed by many, many political and military "celebs". The list includes Bob Gates, Sec. of Defense, who came into his room and told him 3 or 4 times that if Dave Jr. had any issues to call his cell phone number. It includes Gen. Petereus who sat and talked with Dave Jr. for almost 45 minutes. The General recalled vividly all of the circumstances around the events that led to fighting that Dave was involved in. It includes Sen. McCain who arrived late on a Saturday afternoon during a thunder storm, unannounced, and talked to Dave Jr. about how similar their experiences with fate. It includes George Bush when Dave Jr. was invited to attend the very last Christmas party at the White House for the White House Staff. President Bush and his wife entered the ballroom and immediately went to Dave Jr.. President Bush knew Dave Jr.'s name as well as when and how he was injured. Dave Jr. had a picture taken with Laura and the President that he has framed and ill cherish forever. The list goes on and on of people coming in to meet Dave Jr. and the other wounded warriors at Walter Reed and Bethesda.

Yesterday. Dave Jr. was ordered to be at the National Naval Hospital with another 12 soldiers and Marines to meet with Obama. Obama was supposed to arrive at 11:30 AM. He finally got there at 3:00 PM. He entered the room with the wounded warriors and quickly shook each of their hands. He never asked their names, where they were from, or how they were injured. Then he left.
Dave Jr. has met the people who really care about the military. All he remembers from Obama is a weak handshake. The others in the room, younger and less exposed to the people that Dave Jr. has met, were so disappointed. Word about Obama's "insensitive" visit has spread to the MATC ( the rehab facility) at Walter Reed and throughout Bethesda. The military sees through his phoniness.
All I can say is that it is such a disappointment that this man is Commander-In-Chief of our Armed Forces. He is an embarrassment to our Nation.
Regards, Dave




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

Obama used them !!!

He demanded they be there, then he makes them wait and tops it off by a quickie handshake.

You all know me and you know that the top of my list of loves is our military and our Veterans. I have re-written this comment now for over an hour and I keep deleting what I am thinking.

There is a special, a very special place in hell for Barack Hussein Obama.


It wasn’t even a photo op, just a press op.

Obama Visits Troops at Naval Hospital Obama visits patients at the Naval Hospital, awards purple hearts By The Associated Press BETHESDA, Md. June 1, 2009 (AP)
President Barack Obama has visited wounded and recovering troops, awarding two Purple Hearts.
Obama spent about an hour Monday afternoon at the National Naval Medical Center outside Washington.
He met with 26 inpatients, as well as about 30 outpatients and their families. He awarded two Purple Hearts during the visit. Obama also spent time with the hospital’s staff.


Virtually every report on this visit, including military news, is exactly the same. Looks like a press release. The press did not cover it. They merely reported it, as per Obama's request.

If he had one hour in which to “meet” 56 people, plus awarding Purple Hearts and meeting the hospital staff, that amounts to about 45 seconds per person. Enough time to share a limp handshake.

Obama does not understand this country and for what it stands.He does not care about these men and women and their sacrifices.

LOOK at these, only press releases. MAN OH MAN I SWEAR I COULD NOT BE MORE OUTRAGED ABOUT THIS and after the way he treated the terrorist attack at the recruiting office not making a statement, not doing anything. Then leaving the country to go do his trip to Saudi Arabia. If he cared he could have done a trip to the soldiers homes or something!!!!!!!

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=7729860
http://www.examiner.com/a-2045739~Obama_visits_troops_at_Naval_Hospital.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090601/ap_on_re_us/obama_troops_1
http://www.veteranstoday.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7073
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/01/AR2009060103545.html


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:55 AM | Comments (15)


JibJab Satire of the Left's Hero Worship of Barack Obama




"JibJab puts the rock in Barack with a new, over-the-top satire that debuted in front of the President himself this Friday at the Radio & Television Correspondents Dinner!"


JibJab Obama Song Steals Show at Correspondents Dinner


Arts and Entertainment

JibJab has spoofed Obama before, but JibJab got to do it to Obama's face last night. JibJab.com, a premiere e-card site, entertained Obama and his guests at the Radio and JibJab Obama Song Steals Show at Correspondents DinnerTelevision Correspondents' Association dinner last night. JibJab sent Obama their newest e-card and song parody, in which Obama is every bit the superhero the left advertised him as, and hopes he still is.

JibJab's new song parody was sung to the tune of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" only with more of a rock-and-roll beat. President Obama was a JibJab superhero saving the USA, and the world, like magic.

In this world created by JibJab, Obama fixed every economic problem, karate chopped the Taliban, did battle with pirates again - and all in a red superhero outfit.

This view of Obama as a superheroic messiah has constantly been joked about and ridiculed by the right since Obama became a threat for President. JibJab used it for laughs, and to show off their e-card animation to the President and his audience.


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

Wow, some of the best animation I’ve ever seen. LOL ears make the whole video.hahaha the ears popping out when Obama puts on his superhero hood! You can see his ears flap in the wind when he’s flying to get the pirates.

Obama's supporters probably think the video is a documentary. His drones really do think he’s a superhero, or worse a god, or even worse THE God.

I think it is poking fun at Obama-mania and the messianic self-image of the Chosen One, but it's so true to the view of the media and the Kool-Aid drinkers that the satire would be lost on them.


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


Rhod
Vietnam
25th Inf Div 66 and 67


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:50 AM | Comments (5)


Union Workers Would Be Exempt From Dem Health Care Tax





Union workers would be exempt from Dem health care tax

Washington Examiner

By: Susan Ferrechio
Chief Congressional Correspondent

The best chance for compromise legislation on health care may be a plan under construction in the Senate Finance Committee that would pay for a public plan in part by taxing some worker health benefits.

But the union workers who helped Democrats win Congress and the White House and whose support will be key in getting a health bill signed into law would not pay the tax.

With cost estimates already as high as $1.6 trillion, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., has proposed paying for the bill in part by taxing health care benefits for workers who earn more than $100,000, or $200,000 for married couples, according to those familiar with the discussions.

Baucus is also weighing a tax based on the value of health care benefits that exceed a yet-to-be determined cap. A tax on benefits that exceed the cap by a mere $3,000 could amount to $750 in taxes annually for a worker who earns as little as $34,000, say experts.

But those union members serving under collective bargaining agreements would not be subjected to the tax, according to proposals under discussion.

Union workers enjoy some of the most extensive and costliest health benefits, and union officials complained their members would be unfairly burdened by a health care tax because their contracts cannot be changed quickly enough to avoid it.

Union members also represent one of the biggest and most powerful Democratic constituencies and their support of any health care reform proposal is viewed as essential to getting a bill passed in Congress.

Baucus has proposed the tax threshold on health care benefits be set higher than the cost of policies available to federal employees and he has proposed exempting until 2013 those plans negotiated as part of union contracts.

“It’s a means of making sure that unions are foursquare behind any reform bill that comes out,” said Henry Aaron, a health care policy expert at Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank.

Critics of the Baucus proposal to exempt unions from a health care benefits tax said the exclusion could be used to lure into unions employees who are anxious to avoid the benefits tax.

Paul Fronstin, a senior research associate with the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute, said excluding union benefits is also practical.

“The reality is, unions are in the position where they are going to get hit the hardest on that tax, and they just can’t change it on a dime like everyone else,” Fronstin said.


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

This of all things should tick off all Taxpayers off. It is against what was once the Constitution and Bill of Rights bigtime.

Wasn’t one of Obama’s campaign pledges that we would get the same health care that congress got?? The doctors have to work like hell to save the life of murderer Ted Kennedy, but you little peons can die. This is the two-tiered system the Democrats rail against yet participate in. What hypocrits.


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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 08:49 AM | Comments (4)


"Colonel Jessep " Responds To Barbara Boxer




When Barbara Boxer rudely interrupts Brigadier General Michael Walsh to request she not be called "Ma'am", Colonel Jessep comes to his aid.


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:48 AM | Comments (6)


Obama's July 4th Invite for Iran Government Still On





US says hot dog diplomacy still on with Iran

WASHINGTON

AFP

The United States said Monday its invitations were still standing for Iranian diplomats to attend July 4 celebrations at US embassies despite the crackdown on opposition supporters.

President Barack Obama's administration said earlier this month it would invite Iran to US embassy barbecues for the national holiday for the first time since the two nations severed relations following the 1979 Islamic revolution.

"There's no thought to rescinding the invitations to Iranian diplomats," State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters.
"We have made a strategic decision to engage on a number of fronts with Iran," Kelly said. "We tried many years of isolation, and we're pursuing a different path now."

But he said it was not clear if Iranian diplomats had accepted the invitations.

The State Department has said that the invitations are largely a symbolic gesture of goodwill and that the July 4 barbecues were not intended to take up substantive policy matters.

Obama has walked a tightrope since the violence broke out in Iran, urging the Islamic regime to end its repression of protests but insisting he will not let Tehran's leaders cast the United States as a bogeyman.



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

The Iran government, the KILLERS of our troops in Iraq, the killers of those protesting now in Iran STILL invited????
There is no way I could be more outraged.

Iran's government kills our soldiers in Iraq and he wants to share a steak with them.

TREASON from Obama!!! It’s official: our government has chosen tyranny over freedom. May all involved rot in hell and yessss that means ALL involved!!!

Obama is sending ‘goodwill’ to a bunch of Islamist thugs killing their own citizens in the streets of Iran on a national holiday that celebrates freedom! It doesn’t get any worse than that! Every American should be outraged!


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:47 AM | Comments (8)


The Obama Effect


The Obama effect

Caroline Glick

"Could there be something to all the talk of an Obama effect, after all? A stealth effect, perhaps?"

So asked Helene Cooper, the New York Times' diplomatic correspondent in a news analysis of the massive anti-regime protests in Iran published in Sunday's Times.

It took US President Barack Obama eight days to issue a clear statement of support for the millions of pro-freedom demonstrators throughout Iran risking their lives to oppose the tyranny of the mullahs. And after eight days of vacillating and hedging his bets and so effectively supporting Iranian dictator Ali Khamenei against the multitudes rallying in the streets, Obama's much awaited statement was not particularly forceful.

He offered no American support of any kind for the protesters. Indeed, it is hard to say that in making his statement, the American president was speaking primarily as an American.

He warned the likes of Khamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose goons are currently under orders to beat, arrest and murder protesters, that "the world is watching... If the Iranian government seeks the respect of the international community, it must respect the dignity of its own people and govern through consent, not coercion."

According to several prominent Western bloggers with direct ties to the protesters, Obama's statement left the Iranians underwhelmed and angry.

THE MOST IMPORTANT repercussion of the US media's propagandistic reporting is that the American public is denied the ability to understand events as they unfold. Take for instance The New York Times' write-up of Khamenei's sermon this past Friday in which he effectively declared war on the protesters. As Russell Berman pointed out in the Telos blog on Saturday, the Times' write-up was misleadingly selective.

The Times did not mention that Khamenei ascribed world events to a Zionist conspiracy which he believes controls the US. It similarly failed to mention his long rant against the US for the FBI's 1993 raid on David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.

Had the Times - and other major media outlets - properly reported Khamenei's speech, they would have made clear to their readers that he is not a rational thinker. His view of world events is deeply distorted by his hatreds and prejudices and paranoia.

But then, if Times readers were permitted to know just how demented Khamenei's views of the world are, they might come to the conclusion that Obama's intense desire to sit down with him, and his constant pandering to Iran's "supreme leader" are ill-advised and counterproductive. They might come to the conclusion that it is impossible to achieve a meeting of the minds with a man who calls Americans "morons" and leads his subordinate government officials in chants of "Death to America," "Death to Britain" and "Death to Israel."

~snipet~

What they fail to consider is that by genuflecting to tyrants, Obama has made the US an international laughingstock. Far from sharing their adulation of Obama and his cool demeanor, most of the nations of the world believe that the US has abandoned its leadership role. And unlike the US media, they realize that America has no understudy.

Unfortunately, unless the Obama effect wears off soon, by the time the American people become aware of this fact it may be too late to make a difference.


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

As people around the world wake up to the Obama reality, we will see more and more disgust in how despicable he is and a disgrace to America. Maybe one day the ignominious Obama will be called out by our leftist media that is if they have any love at all
for the country whose soil they claim as theirs.

When will it end where treason is allowed to flourish as it does in our country.How much more can our country take of this happening. Hanoi Jane, John give me a purple heart for this paper cut Kerry, Jimmy Carter, Code Pink giving a check for $600,000 to the al-Qaeda, and others. Jimmy Carter is tramping around with his terrorist friends daily bashing our country and our military. Obama stone silent about the attack at the Recruiting office killing a solider and wounding another as he is their CIC for God's sake.

Actions and non action both have consequences and we are all at the mercy ( which is none) of an insane, hate filled, American hating wanna be dictator. If I was going again to Europe today or anywhere out of our country, I swear I would want to wear a t-shirt or carry a sign saying Obama is NOT my president!


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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 (3)


First ( Lady) Kicks Off "United We Serve" Summer On Monday



Dear Friend,

Last week, I announced United We Serve – a nationwide call to service challenging you and all Americans to volunteer this summer and be part of building a new foundation for America.

And when I say “all,” I mean everyone – young and old, from every background, all across the country. We need individuals, community organizations, corporations, foundations, and our government to be part of this effort.

Today, for the official kick off of United We Serve, members of my administration have fanned out across America to participate in servi ce events and encourage all Americans to join them.

The First Lady is rolling up her sleeves and getting to work too. But before she headed out today, she asked me to share this message with you.


On June 22, 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama officially kicked off United We Serve -- a call to all Americans to join a volunteer effort this summer and be part of building a new foundation for America, one community at a time. The initiative is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency dedicated to fostering service in communities across the country. Learn more at Serve.gov.



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Our nation faces some of the greatest challenges it has in generations and we know it’s going to take a lot of hard work to get us back on track.

While Michelle and I are calling on every American to participate in United We Serve, the call to service doesn’t end this fall. We need to stay involved in our towns and communities for a long time to come. After all, America’s new foundation will be built one neighborhood at a time – and that starts with you.

Thank you,
President Barack Obama


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First Lady Kicks Off "United We Serve" Summer On Monday

Washington, D.C. (AHN) - First Lady Michelle Obama will help kick off the "United We Serve" project on Monday with a visit to an elementary school in San Francisco. Michelle Obama will meet with the First Lady of California Maria Shriver and Corporation for National and Community Service acting CEO Nicky Goren at Bret Harte Public Elementary School.

"United We Serve is an extended call to service by President Obama challenging all Americans to help lay a new foundation for growth in this country by engaging in sustained, meaningful community service," the White House said.

United We Serve will run from June 22nd through Sept. 11th. Across the country, the Obama administration is touting kick off events at the cabinet level.


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Wild Thing's comment......

Forced service is not charity! The only ‘serving’ I want to see from anyone in the Obama administration is ‘time’ in a public incarceration institution

Hey Obama.......BITE 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 07:40 AM | Comments (12)


June 22, 2009

Obama Cold Blooded on Iran, Capt.Taken Hostage and Economy


Obama golfs after 30 minute meeting with foreign policy advisers on Iran

Barack Obama steers the cart with his golfing partner, Vice President Joe Biden, left, as they finish 18 holes at the Fort Belvoir Golf Club together on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, 2009.



Reuters

WASHINGTON

U.S. President Barack Obama expressed concern about violence and "unjust actions" against Iranian demonstrators on Sunday in a meeting with advisers who updated him on fast-moving events in the Islamic Republic.

"At approximately noon today, the President met for more than 30 minutes in the Oval Office with foreign policy advisors to get an update on the current situation and developments in Iran," a White House aide said in an email.
"At the meeting, the president reiterated his concerns about violence and unjust actions being taken against the Iranian people."

Obama's comments echoed a longer statement he released on Saturday urging the Iranian government to cease violent actions against its own people. Unrest has convulsed Iran for days since a disputed June 12 election that returned hardline anti-Western President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power.

Gunfire rang out in Tehran on Sunday after demonstrations culminated in the death of at least 10 people on Saturday. Iranian authorities dismissed the protesters as "terrorists" and rioters.

Ahmadinejad warned the United States and Britain on Saturday not to interfere in Iran's affairs, according to Iran's official ISNA news agency.


"The president of the United States is supposed to lead the free world, not follow it," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Sunday. "He's been timid and passive more than I would like."

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said a slow or muted U.S. response risks undermining the aspirations of Iranian voters to change or question their government.
"If America stands for democracy and all of these demonstrations are going on in Tehran and other cities over there, and people don't think that we really care, then obviously they're going to question, 'Do we really believe in our principles?'" Grassley said



A group protests in front of the White House in support protesters in Iran and to condemn Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's decision to suppress the protests, in Washington Sunday, June 21, 2009.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)




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

Obama is a degenerate , his cold heart and icy blood in his veins make it easy for him to go golfing while all that is happening in Iran.

Remember how he laughed when asked about the economy and was even asked if he was on drugs I think the interviewer.


Remember how Obama ducks question on terrorists (pirates) and Capt. taken hostage? He also had the reporter removed abruptly from the room afterward.


Obama Jokes, Laughs about Economic Crisis on 60 Minutes: 'Punch Drunk' President -- 3.22.09



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (16)


What a Difference Obama vs.Netanyahu and President Bush



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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu came out in favor of the student demonstrators in Iran. Netanyahu says he doesn't know what the outcome of the protests in Iran will be.



Regarding the protests


MR. GREGORY: This is an unfolding story that we’ve been seeing all week long. The images from the streets are disturbing, you have a violent crackdown under way in Iran. What does your intelligence in Israel tell you about the weakness, the nature of the Iranian regime today?

MR. NETANYAHU: Well, it’s not my intelligence, but my common sense and the traditional sense. Obviously, you see a regime that represses its own people and spreads terror far and wide. It is a, a regime whose real nature has been unmasked, and it’s been unmasked by incredible acts of courage by Iran’s citizens. They, they go into the streets, they face bullets. And I tell you, as somebody who believes deeply in democracy, that you see the Iranian lack of democracy at work. And I think this better explains and best explains to the entire world what this regime is truly about.

MR. GREGORY: I ask about your intelligence services as well in terms of what hard information you have about what’s going on inside the regime.

MR. NETANYAHU: I don’t know if anyone really knows, and I cannot tell you how this thing will end up. I think something very deep, very fundamental is going on, and there’s an expression of a deep desire amid the people of Iran for freedom, certainly for greater freedom. But perhaps the word is a simple one, freedom. This is what is going on. You don’t need all the intelligence apparatus that modern states have to see something when it faces you right away. It, it’s facing you in–it’s staring us in the face, there’s no question about that.

MR. GREGORY: You know there’s been quite a debate here in the United States and really around the world about what President Obama should do and should say at a moment like this. He has said over the weekend that these are unjust actions, that the whole world is watching, that Iran should not violently crack down on its people. Has he said and done enough, do you think?

MR. NETANYAHU: I’m not going to second-guess the president of the United States. I know President Obama wants the people of Iran to be free. He said as much in his seminal speech in Cairo before the Muslim world. I’ve spoken to him a number of times on this subject, there’s no question we’d all like to see a different, a different Iran with different policies. Remember, this is a regime that not only represses its own people–Sakharov said, Andrei Sakharov, the great Russian scientist and humanist, said that a regime that oppresses its own people sooner or later will oppress its neighbors. And certainly Iran has been doing that. It’s been calling for the, the denial of the Holocaust. It’s threatening to wipe Israel off the map. It’s pursuing nuclear weapons. To that effect it’s sponsoring terror against us, but throughout the world. So I think what everybody would like to see is a change in policy, and the change of policy is both outside and inside.

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Realism on Iran? It's Called Freedom

Presidents dealing with foreign uprisings are haunted by two historical precedents. The first is Hungary in 1956, in which Radio Free Europe encouraged an armed revolt against Soviet occupation -- a revolt that America had no capability or intention of materially supporting. In the contest of Molotov cocktails vs. tanks, about 2,500 revolutionaries died; 1,200 were later executed.

The second precedent is Ukraine in 1991, where the forces that eventually destroyed the Soviet Union were collecting. President George H.W. Bush visited that Soviet republic a month before its scheduled vote on independence. Instead of siding with Ukrainian aspirations, he gave a speech that warned against "suicidal nationalism" and a "hopeless course of isolation." William Safire dubbed it the "chicken Kiev" speech, which fit and stuck. The first Bush administration was so frightened of geopolitical instability that it managed to play down American ideals while missing a strategic opportunity.

In President Obama's snail-mail response to Iran's Twitter revolution, he has tended toward the chicken Kiev model. Which should not be surprising. During the presidential campaign, Obama summarized his approach to foreign affairs: "It's an argument between ideology and foreign-policy realism. I have enormous sympathy for the foreign policy of George H.W. Bush." Such "realism" has translated into criticism of the Iranian regime that began as pathetic and progressed to mild. The intention seems obvious -- to criticize just enough to avoid appearing cynical, but not so much as to undermine the possibility of engagement with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the mullahs.

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Obama could, instead, have harshly criticized the regime thugs on motorbikes for breaking the heads of women and youth during protests, and he could have led the world in condemning Internet censorship and the arrest of dissidents. Instead of critiquing Iran's political processes, he could have spoken for human rights with firmness and clarity.

Once again, those who sneer that elections in the broader Middle East are unimportant -- because democracy is more than elections -- have gotten it wrong. An election, as in Iran, can be more than a poll; it can be a fuse. These elections not only summarized Iranian discontent but galvanized it. The resentments of women treated by clerics as children, of a middle class struggling in a failing economy and of sophisticated citizens ruled by a president both dangerous and clownish don't seem likely to fade on their own. These reformers will do lethal damage to the regime -- or they will be violently repressed by the regime, which has cut the Internet and banned the news media, the ritual preparations for a bloodbath.



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President George W. Bush gestures the "hook'em horns" sign of the University of Texas to U.S. military personnel in the balcony, as he meets with U.S. military and diplomatic personnel Sunday, Dec, 14, 2008, at the Al Faw Palace-Camp Victory in Baghdad. White House photo by Eric Draper

President George W. Bush........FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL DEFENSE


Bush was right!
2005 President George W Bush on the first anniversary of the US handover of power to Iraqis.

Some of the violence you see in Iraq is being carried out by ruthless killers who are converging on Iraq to fight the advance of peace and freedom.

Our military reports that we have killed or captured hundreds of foreign fighters in Iraq who have come from Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and other nations.

They are making common cause with criminal elements, Iraqi insurgents, and remnants of Saddam Hussein's regime who want to restore the old order.

They fight because they know that the survival of their hateful ideology is at stake.

They know that as freedom takes root in Iraq, it will inspire millions across the Middle East to claim their liberty as well.

And when the Middle East grows in democracy, prosperity, and hope, the terrorists will lose their sponsors, lose their recruits, and lose their hopes for turning that region into a base for attacks on America and our allies around the world.


2008 Bush's Knesset Speech

Sixty years ago in Tel Aviv, David Ben-Gurion proclaimed Israel's independence, founded on the "natural right of the Jewish people to be masters of their own fate." What followed was more than the establishment of a new country. It was the redemption of an ancient promise given to Abraham, Moses, and David – a homeland for the chosen people in Eretz Yisrael.
Eleven minutes later, on the orders of President Harry Truman, the United States was proud to be the first nation to recognize Israel's independence. And on this landmark anniversary, America is proud to be Israel's closest ally and best friend in the world.
The alliance between our governments is unbreakable, yet the source of our friendship runs deeper than any treaty. It is grounded in the shared spirit of our people, the bonds of the Book, the ties of the soul. When William Bradford stepped off the Mayflower in 1620, he quoted the words of Jeremiah: "Come let us declare in Zion the word of God." The founders of my country saw a new promised land and bestowed upon their towns names like Bethlehem and New Canaan. And in time, many Americans became passionate advocates for a Jewish state.

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Some people suggest that if the United States would just break ties with Israel, all our problems in the Middle East would go away.
This is a tired argument that buys into the propaganda of our enemies, and America rejects it utterly.
Israel's population may be just over 7 million. But when you confront terror and evil, you are 307 million strong, because America stands with you.
America stands with you in breaking up terrorist networks and denying the extremists sanctuary.
And America stands with you in firmly opposing Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions. Permitting the world's leading sponsor of terror to possess the world's deadliest weapon would be an unforgivable betrayal of future generations. For the sake of peace, the world must not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon.
Ultimately, to prevail in this struggle, we must offer an alternative to the ideology of the extremists by extending our vision of justice and tolerance, freedom and hope.
These values are the self-evident right of all people, of all religions, in all of the world because they are a gift from Almighty God.
Securing these rights is also the surest way to secure peace.
Leaders who are accountable to their people will not pursue endless confrontation and bloodshed.
Young people with a place in their society and a voice in their future are less likely to search for meaning in radicalism. And societies where citizens can express their conscience and worship their God will not export violence, they will be partners for peace.
This fundamental insight, that freedom yields peace, is the great lesson of the 20th century.
Now our task is to apply it in the 21st.
Nowhere is this work more urgent than here in the Middle East.
We must stand with the reformers working to break the old patterns of tyranny and despair.
We must give voice to the millions of ordinary people who dream of a better life in freedom.
We must confront the moral relativism that views all forms of government as equally acceptable and thereby consigns whole societies to slavery.
Above all, we must have faith in our values and ourselves and confidently pursue the expansion of liberty as the path to a peaceful future.
That future will be a dramatic departure from the Middle East of today.




"To the people of Iran: You are rich in culture and talent. You have a right to live under a government that listens to your wishes, respects your talents, and allows you to build better lives for your families. Unfortunately, your government denies you these opportunities, and threatens the peace and stability of your neighbors. So we call on the regime in Tehran to heed your will, and to make itself accountable to you. The day will come when the people of Iran have a government that embraces liberty and justice, and Iran joins the community of free nations. And when that good day comes, you will have no better friend than the United States of America." - President George W. Bush, January 13, 2008.


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

Netanyahu is masterful - he's everything the bumbling Obama is not (and note how he gracefully refuses to second guess the President of the United States).

Bush was right in the things he said too.

There is such a tremendous difference between Obama and these two REAL MEN. Leaders both , Bush and Netanyahu compared to the likes of Obama that can't form a complete thought without his teleprompter and hates the very country he is the leader of as he goes about his agenda to destroy it.

Netanyahu and Bush lift their countries up with respect and love and want it to be the best as well as it's citizens. Obama travels around the world and apologizes for America and compalins about America on foreign soil. Obama must cringe to see people willing to protest for freedom at risk of their lives as we see in Iran. Just as he cannot understand the heart and soul of our Veterans and our military the whole freedom thing are just words to him to use in a speech.


Here is a quote below that says it better then I could. We will NEVER forget!

Thank you Scott

"We make a few simple points about the events transpiring over the past week in Iran. The Iranian regime is an evil tyranny. It supports terrorists and terrorism. The United States has a debt of honor to settle with it for the kidnapping and mistreatment of American hostages thirty years ago. That disgrace is not simply a matter of history. It is a disgrace in which Iran's execrable president personally participated. We remember.
The Iranian regime is responsible for the maiming and murder of many Americans and others who have been made its victims. The overthrow of the regime would be well deserved. We support the brave protesters who have taken to the streets of Iran to express their opposition to the regime and we wish them success in their endeavors."


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Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe Makes Rounds To See Troops Before Deadline in Iraq




Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe, Multi-National Corps-Iraq command sergeant major, stands atop a rooftop in Samarra over-looking the busy city. Grippe spent time talking to Soldiers here while on a recent battlefield circulation throughout northern Iraq.


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A wheeled vehicle mechanic looks up to find Multi-National Corps-Iraq Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe standing beside him recently. The Soldier, from Company B, 589th Brigade Support Battalion, provides direct-level maintenance support to Multi-National Division-South's 41st Fires Brigade of Fort Hood, Texas.




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Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe, center, patrols a market in Mosul with Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Hood, Texas. In recent weeks the market has been peaceful, but insurgent attacks continue to place Mosul at the top of the list for insurgency hot-spots in Iraq.




Soldiers Hear Message, Address Important Issues to Senior Leader

by Sgt. Lindsey Bradford

BAGHDAD, Iraq

He has flown in UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters nearly 400 miles, convoyed more than three times that distance with his protective security detail and trekked countless miles at various contingency and forward operating bases throughout Iraq - all for the sake of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines living throughout Iraq.

Multi-National Corps-Iraq Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe has been a hard man to pin down since his arrival to Baghdad in March of this year. Fulfilling a goal to talk to service members throughout Iraq about the issues they are facing, Grippe is making his rounds.

"I want to feel it, taste it, smell it, breathe it, live it," he tells service members he visits in all four corners of the country.

Grippe visited with Marines in Multi-National Force-West and with Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen in Multi-National Divisions Baghdad, North and South to deliver a few messages; messages, he says, that are the greatest issues facing our men and women serving in the armed forces.

One of the main concerns effecting service members stationed in Iraqi cities is the fast-approaching, June 30, deadline. As cited in Article 24 of the Security Agreement, "All United States combat forces shall withdraw from Iraqi cities, villages and localities ... no later than, June 30." Throughout Iraq, service members asked Grippe what that meant for them.

"We are working against the clock now," he said. "Never before have we been on a timeline, and now you all will continue your hard work with the Iraqis as they take the lead on providing security and safety for their people."

Grippe said that successes of the Iraqi security forces is the direct reflection of coalition forces' efforts to work with, guide and train ISF soldiers since the start of the war six years ago.

In addition, Grippe was quick to note that only the best of the best were standing before him.

"You all represent one percent of the American population that serves in the United States military," he said. "You are the cream of the crop, and you should be very proud of yourself."

For every visit, with his notebook in hand, Grippe opens the floor to answer questions about the Army Direct Ordering system, battlefield promotions, dwell-time and redeployment processes.

"Your job is to tell me what you need, what you see that you think should be changed and to bring up issues I can't see on a daily basis. In turn, I will take those ideas, those issues and bring them to Force to work," said Grippe. "Unless you tell me what is going on, they can't get addressed."

Overall, Soldiers seemed eager to speak with Grippe, and provided him good ideas to take back to higher, he said.

"I was glad that he was able to see one of his brigades from Fort Lewis doing great things," said Fort Lewis' 42nd Military Police Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Edgar Dahl. Dahl and his Soldiers have handled detainee operations at Camp Bucca, located in MND-S, for the past 15 months. "I was pleased he could talk to the troops of the 42nd and pass on his thoughts."
Grippe said he plans to re-visit all the troops throughout the next 10 months of his tour to ensure that Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines are getting the answers to their questions and to monitor their quality of life. Those two things, Grippe said, are what he is here to take care of.


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


"One of the main concerns effecting service members stationed in Iraqi cities is the fast-approaching, June 30, deadline."


That is for next year and it is thanks to Obama. Instead of allowing our military to make these decisions of when, where, time etc. Our Military that know hands on right there what is best, the feel of what is happening and the experience of what happens when they ease up etc. nope,.....Obama that has only held a basketball in his hands is making a decision that will effect our troops safety and all the hard work they have done. And we will not forget those that have been injured and killed in this fight as well, paying them respect for what they gave, the highest cost of all.

To Obama this obviously is nothing more then shutting down one of his stop and shops at his corner someplace in thugville where he is from in Chicago.

I do love how Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe is igoing ito all the places to see our troops. There have been a lot of wonderful leaders in our military that really stay close with our troops. I think it makes a huge difference.




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Rep. Michele Bachmann Vows Not to Complete Census



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AUDIO only ..................Bachmann Breaks The Law: I Won't Fill Out My Census Form




Minn. lawmaker vows not to complete Census

Washington Times

Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's so worried that information from next year's national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.

In an interview Wednesday morning with The Washington Times "America's Morning News," Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said the questions have become "very intricate, very personal" and she also fears ACORN, the community organizing group that came under fire for its voter registration efforts last year, will be part of the Census Bureau's door-to-door information collection efforts.
"I know for my family the only question we will be answering is how many people are in our home," she said. "We won't be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn't require any information beyond that."

Shelly Lowe, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Census Bureau, said Mrs. Bachmann is "misreading" the law.

Mrs. Bachmann said she's worried about the involvement of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, in next year's census.

"They will be in charge of going door to door and collecting data from the American public," she said. "This is very concerning."

ACORN has applied to help recruit workers to help conduct the census. Republican lawmakers and some public interest groups have expressed concern over their involvement.


ACORN staffers have ben indicted in several states on charges of voter registration fraud stemming from the organization's efforts to register voters last year.


Mrs. Bachmann, who is in her second term in the House, has become a lightning rod for criticism from Democrats and liberal talk show hosts for her unapologetic conservative views.

She said she considers that "a badge of honor."
"It's clear when a person speaks out against those policies they become a target, and that should be concerning to everyone," she said.



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

I really like Rep. Michele Bachmann she has always taken a stand on things and has never showed weakness against the left. She is very impressive, I wish she was my Rep. here in Florida. Thank the Lord He gives us people with visible profiles who are not afraid to take a stand.


This is so weird, I have never had anyone ask me about this, come to my door or send me anything in the mail. LOL

I was born in America, in Illinois, and lived in America all my life. haha I wonder how I missed this.


Here is a PDF file titled : Answers to Common Questions Submitted by Constituents

YIKES look at # 10 on the list in the PDF file:

10) What are the penalties if I do not respond to the survey? Both Title 13 and Title 18, United States Code, provide for monetary penalties for failure to respond. Title 18, U.S.C., Section 3551, et seq., the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, establishes uniform penalties for all federal crimes. Title 13 U.S.C., Section 221, makes it a misdemeanor to refuse or willfully neglect to complete the questionnaire or answer questions posed by census takers and imposes a fine of not more than $100. This fine is changed by the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 from $100 to not more than $5,000. The Census Bureau is not a prosecuting agency. Failure to provide information is not likely to result in a fine. The Census Bureau staff work to achieve cooperation and high response rates by helping the public understand that responding to the ACS is a matter of civic responsibility, and prefers to encourage participation in this manner rather than prosecution.


....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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Ship is Sinking and Kiss Up To The Left McCain Says 'Obama has done well'






McCain: Obama has 'done well'

The Washington Times

The Arizona Republican, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation" program Sunday, said that using a legislative scorecard to judge the presidency so far, Mr. Obama has achieved all his legislative goals.

"I think he's done well," Mr. McCain said.

But the president's legislative success has come as the result of ramming Democratic measures through Congress with minimal Republican support.

"Unfortunately, it's [been achieved] by picking off a couple of Republicans — it's not been bipartisan," Mr. McCain said. "So there really hasn't been that change in the climate in Washington."

On the issue of national security, the Arizona senator has given Mr. Obama a grade of incomplete, saying that it's too early to tell how the administration's handling of North Korea, Iran and other international trouble spots will pan out.

"The president is facing a major challenge here," he said.

But Mr. McCain said he would prefer Mr. Obama to take a tougher stance on Iran and its crackdown on protesters opposing the country's recent elections, which have been accused of massive fraud.

"I'd like to see the president be stronger than he has been [on Iran], although I appreciate the comments that he made yesterday," Mr. McCain said in reference to comments the president made Saturday urging Iranian leaders to stop its "violent and unjust actions."


Wild Thing's comment......

Just when you think John McCain or his stupid daughter can’t do anything else to undermine conservatism...they do it again! I am so osick of McCain!!!

No-one that believes in this country and it’s founding principles can say with a straight face that ‘Obama has done well’!!

What an idiotic and cowardly thing to say!!

Go away, John. Please, just go away. You have done enough damage! And please take your daughter Meghan the Mouth with you.



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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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Barack Hussein Obama Ratings DOWN Points Since January



Rasmussen Reports

His worst showing to date, and trending lower.

The numbers matter because:

1) The lower Obama’s numbers go, the less inclined less liberal Democrats will be to join Obama initiatives such as socialized medicine, and his other fascistic schemes.

2) The lower Obama’s numbers go, the less the “halo” effect is upon Democrats generally, which translates into more Republican pickups in the 2010 elections, and maybe a Republican take back of the House.


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In Country With 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Afghanistan


2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Afghanistan


U.S. Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade are taught how to use a robot to search for improvised explosive devices during training lesson at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand province Tuesday June 9. AP / David Guttenfelder




U.S. Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade walk through blowing sand inside Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand province Tuesday, June 9. AP / David Guttenfelder



U.S. Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade rest inside a tent at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand province Tuesday June 9. AP / David Guttenfelder


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June 21, 2009

~ Happy Fathers Day ~



To all Team Theodore Fathers, and all military Dad's...a very happy Fathers Day to you!
May God bless and protect all of our brave soldiers that are keeping America safe on this Father's day.
*hugs* ~ Wild Thing




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Father’s Day............can be any day!


". . .a small boy felt himself lifted from bed. Then he was borne in his father’s arms, with the swiftness of a dream, down the porch steps, out onto the beach.

"‘Watch!’ his father said. And incredibly, as he spoke, one of the stars moved...it flashed across the astonished heavens. And before the wonder of this could fade, another star leaped from its place, and then another, plunging toward the restless sea. ‘What is it?’ the child whispered. ‘Shooting stars,’ his father said. ‘. . . I thought you’d like to see the show.’"

"Decades have passed, but I remember that night still, because I was the fortunate 7-year-old whose father believed that a new experience was more important for a small boy than an unbroken night’s sleep. . . . What I remember is the night the stars fell, the day we rode in a caboose, the time we tried to skin an alligator, the telegraph we made that really worked.

". . . Or the time we explored a cave, and at one point far under ground, snapped off our flashlights and sat there in darkness and silence so profound that it was like being in the void before the beginning of time. After a while Father said, in a whisper, ‘Listen! You can hear the mountain breathing!’

"I remember the books left by my bed that pushed back my horizons and sometimes actually changed my life.

"Did my father deliberately set out to manufacture Father’s Days for his children? I doubt it. . . . I don’t think he was primarily seeking to instruct or inspire or enlighten us. He was satisfying his own curiosity–and letting us in on his discoveries. He was indulging his own sense of wonder–and letting us share it. . . and when this happens, there is no satisfaction in the world quite like it.

"My father had . . . the gift of opening doors for his children, of leading them into areas of splendid newness. This subtle art . . . doesn’t necessarily require a great deal of time. It simply involves doing things more often with our children instead of for them or to them.

"This is the stuff of which real Father’s Days are made . . . and when it happens, there is no satisfaction in the world quite like it."

-Arthur Gordon - "A Touch of Wonder" © 1974


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Mullahs Supporter Obama a Week Late Has Press Release~ Damage Control Failed


Maybe Obama's next statement will quote Mohammad or the Koran. With his obvioius hate for Israel and Jews and his being pro Hamas and PLO it's possible . ~ Wild Thing



White House website


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Barack Obama walks out from a store called the Dairy Godmother, with his daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (R) after having frozen custard in Alexandria, Virginia June 20, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas


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


"As I said in Cairo,".....

It is ALWAYS about him! Narcissistic piece o'crap. What an arrogant ass. He thinks every speech he gives is the Sermon on the Mount.


His teleprompter must be broken he did not make the statement on camera on a press release, probably written by one of his flunkies. If he really believed in this statement, he would be before cameras saying it. One thing we know about him that he loves to hear himself talk and loves the camera.

This statement is political BS, typed up by an aide in his office. IMO


LMAO, Does the haloed one think the mullahs give a flying fig newton what Martin Luther King said. Oh pleazzzzzeee.

The universal rights to assembly and free speech must be respected, and the United States stands with all who seek to exercise those rights. ...it must respect the dignity of its own people and govern through consent, not coercion.

Remember these words the next time Obama and his administration disses Limbaugh, Tea Parties, and "extremist right-wing veterans."

Obama is a week late. He has no moral standing now to make any statement on liberty and freedom. It is clear that political pressure is why he is making this statement.


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Obama's Friends the Palestinian Hamas Members in Iran To Crush Dissenters



Iranian protesters after the helicopters released some sort of chemical liquid.

reports severe skin burns due to the unknown liquid dropped from helicopters.


'Hamas helping Iran crush dissent'

J Post

Palestinian Hamas members are helping the Iranian authorities crush street protests in support of reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, two protesters.

They made their allegations as rioting on a scale unseen in Iran for nearly a decade continued in the wake of the elections and the allegations that the results were falsified. The protests have now spread from Teheran to other major cities.

Mousavi insisted on Tuesday that he would "protect" his supporters' votes "at all cost, even if I am at risk."

Shouting from a car roof to a roaring crowd of supporters, he declared: "The pillars of the revolution have been shaken... We must not be silent."

Hamas formally welcomed incumbent Ahmadinejad's ostensible reelection victory on Saturday. The Palestinian Islamist movement receives arms and funding from Iran, and its members have often received training there, including in terror tactics and weapons manufacture.

The most important thing that I believe people outside of Iran should be aware of," the young man went on, "is the participation of Palestinian forces in these riots."
Another protester, who spoke as he carried a kitchen knife in one hand and a stone in the other, also cited the presence of Hamas in Teheran.
On Monday, he said, "my brother had his ribs beaten in by those Palestinian animals. Taking our people's money is not enough, they are thirsty for our blood too."

It was ironic, this man said, that the victorious Ahmadinejad "tells us to pray for the young Palestinians, suffering at the hands of Israel." His hope, he added, was that Israel would "come to its senses" and ruthlessly deal with the Palestinians.




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

Good grief, chemical spray, this is so horrible!

And regarding the article there are a couple of things about this I find interesting. First I wonder if this might be why the pro Muslim Obama held off for a week before his press release so called statement. He got campaign funding from the Palestinian Hamas and also told them not to worry about what BiBi said in his speech last Sunday.

The other thing is this statement.....from one of the Iranian students.......

"His hope, he added, was that Israel would "come to its senses" and ruthlessly deal with the Palestinians."

Not that he is pro Israel but isn't it interesting what he said. He is going against what his dictator Ahmadinejad would allow him to say we can bet on that. And my guess he would even be killed for any kind of support for Israel in any way.

That would really be something if they saw how they have been lied to about Israel. And that Israel is not the bad guy. That is a dream I know and absolutely NOT what is going on.

This is about their vote being counted!!!


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Dearborn Christians Held To Different Rights eh ah NON Rights




City corrals Christians at weekend Arab fest

Judge won't let ministry deliver tracts on public sidewalks

A federal judge has upheld a decision by festival organizers in Dearborn, Mich., which is about 30 percent Muslim, to ban a Christian ministry from handing out religious information on public sidewalks.

The ruling came from U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmonds and affects this weekend's celebration but will not affect the free speech lawsuit over the event, filed by the Thomas More Law Center and the Becker Law Firm.

The case is being brought on behalf of the Arabic Christian Perspective, a Christian group that ministers to Muslims. According to the Thomas More Law Center, Pastor George Saieg and scores of his volunteers have visited Dearborn for the city's Arab International Festival to hand out religious information several times.

At estimated 30,000 of Dearborn's nearly 100,000 residents are Muslim.

While there never has been a disruption of the public peace during the five years the ministry has been attending, this year Dearborn police warned Saieg he and his group would not be allowed to walk the public sidewalks to hand out information and instead would be confined to a specific spot, the lawsuit said.

After negotiations in Dearborn failed to restore the Christians' rights, the lawsuit was filed.

"It's ironic that while Americans are applauding the free speech exercised by hundreds of thousands of Muslims on the streets of Iran, the city of Dearborn is restricting free speech rights Christians are attempting to exercise on the city's public sidewalks," said Richard Thompson, president of the Thomas More Law Center.
"This case involves an important constitutional question regarding the government's ability to prohibit peaceful speech activities," said Law Center attorney Robert Muise, who argued for the Christians' rights before Edmonds.
"This preliminary ruling, while disappointing, will not affect the remainder of the case. We intend to pursue this as far as necessary," he said.
Mary Landroche, director of the city's department of public information, said the judge's ruling agreed the city had the right to establish rules for maintaining order.
"[She] did agree with the city we have an interest in controlling the crowds," Landroche told WND. She said the city's rules are "content-neutral," but she could not provide information about any other group impacted by the change.

But she said the city decided the public sidewalks are "part of the festival grounds."

Fay Beydoun of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce in Dearborn told the Detroit News there was "no problem" with the Christians being at the event, "but we do have to think about the safety of everyone."

The complaint said public streets are properly considered a traditional public forum.

"The Supreme Court has emphasized that the streets are natural and proper places for the dissemination of information and opinion; and one is not to have the exercise of his liberty of expression inappropriately abridged on the plea that it may be exercised in some other place," the complaint said.

The complaints cited a police statement that the Christians would be classified among "political parties and protesters," and would be limited to a single location.




Wild Thing's comment......

"political parties and protesters"

HUH? OMG


The sad thing is that this judge probably doesn't even realize the damage that she has done to one of our fundamental freedoms - that of freedom of speech.

Mark Stein was right. When the Islamic population of a populace / country reaches above a certain percentage the effects of Shariah proponents start to take effect....and all non-Muslims experience a rollback of their religious and social liberties - this is a first tiny step in that direction.

Not even the United States is immune from the tyranny of Islamic law, if cultural relativism is allowed into our courtroom. One law should apply to everyone.


....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 (6)


Fathers Day is Special for Deployed Grandfather and Grandson






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Staff Sgt. Paul Weekley, Pensacola, Fla., radio operator, B Company, 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Forward Operating Base Delta and his grandson, Spc. Cory Lincourt, Boston, Mass., avenger crew member, E Battery, 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery, 108th Brigade, Camp Liberty, look down at the coins they recieved together after meeting a brigadier general in the Al Faw Palace, June 13


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Deployed Grandfather, Grandson Celebrate Father's Day

by Pvt. Karin Leach

CAMP LIBERTY

When Spc. Cory Lincourt prepared for his deployment he never imagined his grandfather, Staff Sgt. Paul Weekley, would also be deploying to Iraq.

"I was pretty shocked when I got the call from my grandmother saying, 'Oh, your grandfather is going to Iraq,'" Lincourt, Boston, Mass., avenger crew member, E Battery, 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery, 108th Brigade, Camp Liberty said.

The duo hoped to see one another while in Iraq, but being deployed to different locations made it difficult to coordinate.

"I was able to come to Camp Victory on a mission we had and my plan was to just find him," Weekley, Pensacola, Fla., radio operator, B Company, 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Forward Operating Base Delta said. "I spent a whole day just walking all over Liberty trying to find him."

After a series of phone calls Weekley was able to make contact with Lincourt and set up a time to see one another. The two embraced with a hug after a year and a half apart and started right in with past memories and inside jokes.

"I didn't expect to be able to celebrate Father's Day with my grandfather," Lincourt said. "It's definitely cool to be able to see him in Iraq."
The two won't be spending Father's Day together but, were happy to celebrate it a little early.
"I'm very proud of my grandson, and I couldn't ask for anything better to celebrate Father's Day," Weekley said.

Weekley's eyes were wide with awe as his grandson showed him around Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory. They stopped often to take pictures together on balconies, beneath chandeliers and in front of a flag in the rotunda. After touring Palace the two headed to back to Camp Liberty so Lincourt could introduce his grandfather to his unit.

"Growing up I heard all these stories from my great-grandmother about my family's military history," Lincourt said.

Lincourt and Weekley are the most recent soldiers in their family's history of military service dating back to the Spanish American War. Growing up Lincourt's hero was his uncle, a prisoner of war during World War II.

"Not too many grandchildren get to say, 'my grandfather served in Vietnam and now we are serving in the same war together,'" Lincourt said.




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

GREAT story, I love this. I am so glad they got to see each other and spend time together.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:47 AM | Comments (6)


Uh-oh, Cheerios FDA Says the Cereal IS a Drug ~ from my cold, dead hands !




Uh-oh, Cheerios The FDA says the cereal is a drug

The Washington Times


The latest verdict from the Food and Drug Administration is that Cheerios is a drug. Parents, then, must be drug pushers.

The FDA sent a warning to Cheerios maker General Mills Inc. that it is in serious violation of federal rules.

"Based on claims made on your product's label, we have determined that your Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal is promoted for conditions that cause it to be a drug because the product is intended for use in the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of disease" the FDA letter said. "[Cheerios] may not be legally marketed with the above claims in the United States without an approved new drug application."

If the FDA were to win its enforcement action against Cheerios, all the boxes would have to be pulled from grocery-store shelves, and children could only get their morning "fixes" with a prescription from their doctors.

Two claims on the Cheerios cereal box upset the FDA: "Cheerios is clinically proven to reduce cholesterol 4 percent in 6 weeks" and, "Cheerios can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, by lowering the 'bad' cholesterol."

Susan Cruzan of the FDA's press office told The Washington Times the FDA is not objecting to the fact that clinical studies do, in fact, find that Cheerios do what General Mills claims. What concerns the FDA, according to Ms. Cruzan, is, "This is a food product, and they do have a health claim."

~ snipet~
This is a prime example of the nanny state running amok. Only the government would work to classify a breakfast cereal as a drug for the offense of having correct information on its label.


My Past post about this...May 13, 2009:

Che-Guevarrios Obama's FDA Battles CHEERIOS



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

I LOVE Cheerios and no way will they stop me from having them. This is soooo beyond stupid. You know, you start of with Cheerios thinking it is harmless, but then you progress to much more dangerous drugs like Fruit Loops.

Fruit Loops! Give me the d*mn Fruit Loops now! LOL

First they came for your bullets, now they are coming for your Cheereos.

So the only health care information you are permitted to have is what the future government run medical systems will allow you. A prescription will be needed for Cheerios! This administration shows how insane and out of hand they are at wanting to control everything.

What is next is the FDA is going to tell people the Lucky Charms aren’t really magically delicious.

We need a new government, a new everything.



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:46 AM | Comments (6)


The Birth Certificate Question



Most Americans know of Obama eligibility questions

Despite near media blackout on coverage, 49.3% 'troubled,' think he should release birth certificate

WASHINGTON – It may be the issue few in the media dare address, but a new scientific public opinion survey of a cross-section of Americans shows they are not only aware of questions about Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility for office, but almost half are either "troubled" by the questions or believe he should release all relevant documents including his long-form birth certificate.

Asked if they are aware of the questions raised about Obama's constitutional eligibility for office, 51.3 percent answered affirmatively, while only 18.7 percent said no. Another 30 percent said they were unsure.

"Our polling shows that the questions surrounding Barack Obama's eligibility to serve as president clearly strike a nerve across America, probably because it is a problem that everybody understands," said pollster Fritz Wenzel. "Every American citizen has a birth certificate, and once in a while we all have to produce them to get a drivers license or gain entrance to school. Everyone understands the simple rules – if you don't produce it, you don't get in. And while Obama did get in to the White House, nearly half the country's adults – 49 percent – are troubled by this issue and still want him to produce his official long-form birth certificate."


Support rising for eligibility verification demand

Now 4 congressmen cosponsoring Posey's documentation plan

Support in the U.S. House for a proposal that would require presidential candidates to provide documentation of how they meet the U.S. Constitution's requirement that the person who occupies the Oval Office be a "natural born citizen" suddenly has quadrupled.

There now are four cosponsors to H.R. 1503 from freshman Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., an amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.

According to the Library of Congress bill-tracking website, H.R. 1503 would "require the principal campaign committee of a candidate for election to the office of president to include with the committee's statement of organization a copy of the candidate's birth certificate, together with such other documentation as may be necessary to establish that the candidate meets the qualifications for eligibility to the Office of President under the Constitution."

Virginia Republican Bob Goodlatte joined as a co-sponsor, putting a notice on his website that it's one of the efforts he's supporting.

The Virginia congressman very quietly signed onto the plan that has been referred to the House committee on House administration, where it remains.

Now three additional names on are the legislation: Rep. John R. Carter, R-Texas, Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas and Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas.

John Stone, a spokesman for Carter's office, said the goal is to prevent questions about the eligibility of future candidates and presidents.

"This would much in the same way you have to qualify to run for Congress, show you're a legal resident of your state and district," he told WND



Why Obama wants to hide birth certificate

Here are the possible motives for hiding it with such tenacity and diligence.

I think there are many plausible motives:

* Perhaps something in that birth certificate, if it indeed exists, would contradict assertions Obama has made about his life's story. These might even involve his true parental heritage. Without a real birth certificate, no one really knows who his parents were. So it is ridiculous even to speculate about whether citizenship could be conferred upon him by his mother, when we don't know for sure who his mother is.

* Perhaps it reveals a foreign birth, as Hawaii allowed for in 1961 while still issuing the "certification of live birth" we have seen posted on his website.

* Or perhaps it will show just what Obama has claimed all along – a birth in Hawaii to two officially non-citizen parents, for the purpose of establishing "natural born citizenship" under the Constitution.

What do I mean by that last possibility?

Well, as you know, in 2008, the Senate of the United States held hearings to determine if one of the presidential candidates fulfilled the requirement of being a "natural born citizen." It wasn't Barack Obama. It was John McCain, who was born on a U.S. military base overseas to two U.S. citizens.

On April 10 of last year, two senators, both Democrats, Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Claire McCaskill of Missouri, introduced a resolution into upper house expressing a sense of the Senate that McCain was indeed a "natural born citizen."

It's interesting what Leahy had to say on the subject: "Because he was born to American citizens (emphasis added), there is no doubt in my mind that Senator McCain is a natural born citizen. I expect that this will be a unanimous resolution of the U.S. Senate."

And, indeed it was. It was also, interestingly, the only such hearing held by the Congress on the subject of "natural born citizenship" and its application to the 2008 presidential race. Why was that interesting? Because everyone involved in this process knew – or should have known – that the life story told by Barack Obama would raise far more doubts about his eligibility than McCain's.

Notice Leahy did not say one parent citizen would qualify a child for "natural born citizenship." He indicated it would take two to tango.

He did so again at a Judiciary Committee hearing April 3, when he asked then-Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, a former federal judge, if he had any doubts about McCain's eligibility to serve as president.

"My assumption and my understanding is that if you are born of American parents, you are naturally a natural-born American citizen," Chertoff responded – again underlining the fact that both parents would need to be citizens.
And what did Leahy say to that? "That is mine, too."

By the way, Obama voted for this resolution, so he obviously agrees with the definition of what constitutes a "natural born citizen" – the offspring of two U.S. citizens.

Now, I don't know who Barack Obama's parents are, because I have never seen his birth certificate. All I've seen is a facsimile of a "certification of live birth" on the Internet. That document, even if genuine, proves nothing about Obama's birth in Hawaii or who his parents were. Hawaii had a very slipshod practice in 1961 of issuing these documents to babies born outside the country and listing parents who may not have been the parents at all.

But I do know who Barack Obama claims his parents were. According to him, neither one of them was an American citizen able to confer natural born citizenship on a child. One, Barack Obama Sr., was a foreign national from Kenya, and the other, Stanley Ann Dunham, was too young to have qualified under the law for bestowing that privilege on her son, even if the father had been a citizen and even in the unlikely event Obama was actually born in Hawaii!

So, if we are to take Obama at his word, he is not a natural born citizen and not eligible to serve as president.

If he is to be judged by the same standard as his opponent in the race, there is no way he qualifies. That's what Leahy said. That's what Chertoff said. That's what the law says.


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The Birth Certificate Question: An Open Letter to Shephard Smith at FOX News

Col. Bob Pappas (USMC, ret.)


Dear "Shep,"

I am a regular viewer of your program, specifically the evening news, since I work. I appreciate your show and the news you deliver. As one who watches Fox because of its Fair and Balanced coverage, It is most unsettling that you would refer to those who challenge Obama's eligibility as "right wing crazies." Your definitive statement, "there is no truth whatsoever that Obama is not a natural born citizen" is problematic.

As one not given to "conspiracy theories," the larger issue surrounding Obama's eligibility strikes at the heart of the Constitutional underpinning of virtually all oaths of office at the Federal level, including Obama's. Your comments trivialize that exceptionally important issue for all Americans and for me personally and millions of past, present and future military service personnel or for that matter anyone who takes an oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.

First, your assertion suggests that you have seen his original birth certificate. Okay, since you are in effect a "star witness" in a case of monumental proportions with millions Fox News viewer's being the jury, have you? If not, you might consider doing some no kidding investigative journalism and apologize to your viewers for the unfounded blather.

Second, there is considerable anecdotal evidence that Obama is not a natural born citizen. His eligibility is complicated further by his sojourn in Indonesia, or did you know that? It is my understanding that his step-father adopted him, is that true, or not? If so, the question then would be, "did that act confer Indonesian citizenship?" If so, where are the documents that "restored" his U.S. citizenship, if indeed he was natural born?

It is complicated even more by the fact that at the time of his birth his father, "The Old Man," was a British citizen, which alone would not be a show stopper, but given his paternal (Obama's father) grandmother's claim that she was present at Obama's birth in Kenya raises a legitimate question about citizenship, not to mention the "natural born issue." Is he a British citizen born of an underage American girl in Kenya? Would he then be a British citizen or an American citizen? Or, is he a dual citizen, and can a person with dual citizenship be President of the United States of America?

I would appreciate a definitive explanation of your rationale and sources, i.e., where did you get your information and an explanation so that would I can put this to rest. Because I would like to do exactly that, but it bugs the hell out of me that he is so clinched fisted about it, and so far you are an accomplice. I would expect that of MSNBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN, but it disappoints me greatly that Fox News would stoop, no grovel for Administration approval at the expense of the right of the American public to know.

On the other hand, if you do not have any definitive data and please don't brush anyone off with the "old saw" that "Hawaii issued a certificate," especially since it is well known that Hawaii issues or issued certificates for people born elsewhere, please make it your business to find out.

Given Mr. Obama's commitment to be totally transparent with the American people, please explain in detail why he has gone to such lengths to deny discovery of any of his records. Or, is that an untrue allegation? If he has nothing to hide, what's the problem? Either way, you have a responsibility to the public to find out not summarily sweep the matter aside especially with unbecoming derisive comments.

One must conclude that you have a set of journalist integrity problems:

1. Either you have your mind made up without regard to the issues, or
2. You have been told what to say by someone with power over you.
3. You don't know what you are talking about,
4. Someone is buying you off,
5. You are biased and don't care about truth much less letting the truth to be known,
5. You are too lazy to discover the facts, or
6. All of the above, and more.

Finally, we either have a Constitution or it is an anachronistic piece of paper. In addition to the "natural born" requirement, which is arguably suspect in Obama's case, it appears that there is a legitimate argument that the courts are shirking their responsibility by refusing to adjudicate the matter. So, absent the legal process, how does one clear the air? It would not matter that 100% voted for Obama, if he is not qualified, he cannot be President under the provisions of the Constitution. To repeat what I've already noted, we either have a Constitution or we do not.

Sorry, but your backhanded and insulting treatment of those who have a right, not merely a desire, but a right to know, and that includes every American citizen, diminishes both you and Fox News.

Please reconsider your comments at the least, or better, do some serious growing up with respect to those whose sacrifices have given you the right and opportunity to be who you are and dig into it. You have an historic opportunity and you are blowing it.

Semper Fidelis

FamilySecurityMatters.org
Contributing Editor Col. Bob Pappas (USMC, ret.)
writes for Gulf1.com from his home in Florida’s Panhandle.
E-mail


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

Like all of you have said, this is not going to go away. We just don't know what the last straw will be, or when this thing will break wide open.

So far my favorite was when Rush was asked rhetorically what God has in common with Obama, Rush Limbaugh said, "Neither has a birth certificate."




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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 (6)


Last Fathers Day Puget Sound and Today Baghdad



Lt. Col. Thomas Killgore, father, deputy Multi-National Corps - Iraq command chaplain, and son, Sgt. Andrew Killgore, euphonium musician, MNC-I Special Troops Battalion Band, hold physical representations of their jobs with the Army; Lt. Col. Killgore holds a bible while Sgt. Killgore holds a euphonium Camp Victory, June 18.



Father's Day in Baghdad

Story by Pvt. Karin Leach


CAMP VICTORY, Iraq

While most fathers in the U.S. sit down to share a home cooked meal with their families, Lt. Col. Thomas Killgore and his son, Sgt. Andrew Killgore, are planning to sit down in a dining facility at Camp Victory, Baghdad.

Sgt. Killgore, Colombia, S.C., bandsman, Multi-National Corps-Iraq Special Troops Battalion Band, performs with his euphonium to bring Soldiers back to happy memories they have experienced.

Lt. Col. Killgore, Colombia, S.C., deputy MNC-I command chaplain, enjoys seeing his son perform in the band for other Soldiers entertainment.

"As a father it's gratifying being able to see him do something he enjoys for Soldiers," Lt. Col. Killgore said. "I minister to the heart, and he plays for the soul. So we make a good team."

When Sgt. Killgore found out I Corps and his dad were deploying he put in for a transfer to Ft. Lewis from Ft. Knox. A few good words from his father on his behalf, combined with the bands need for a euphonium musician and Sgt. Killgore was on his way to Iraq with I Corps.

"I think the coolest thing about having my dad here is being able to just hang out and relax with him," Sgt. Killgore said. "What better way to be deployed than to be deployed with your father?"

Often when the duo gets together teasing occurs.

"What are you getting me for Father's Day," Lt. Col. Killgore asked.
"Maybe I got it already." His son replied after grinning.
"Yeah, a few drinks from the chow hall don't count," Lt. Col. Killgore said, followed by a laugh.

Though the Killgore family usually sits down near a lake to share laughs and gifts, Lt. Col. Killgore isn't too upset about this Father's Day being different.

"Last Father's Day was spent on my deck, overlooking Puget Sound and everyone giving me ugly socks," Lt. Col Thomas Killgore said. "This is probably the Father's Day I will remember most. Because this Father's day is not only a date but a snap shot of all the values and beliefs I've taught my son that he now is putting in action."



Wild Thing's comment.....

I like this ....... "This is probably the Father's Day I will remember most. Because this Father's day is not only a date but a snap shot of all the values and beliefs I've taught my son that he now is putting in action."


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:44 AM


June 20, 2009

Obama Silent ~ 3AM Phone Turned Off ~ Obama is Carter on Steriods


***** CNN: At least 19 people died in unrest Saturday Tehran,sources at one hospital. Unconfirmed reports put the death toll at 150 dead.*****




H/T Atlas Shrugs

And what do they hear from the president of the United States? Silence. Then, worse. Three days in, the president makes clear his policy: continued "dialogue" with their clerical masters.
Dialogue with a regime that is breaking heads, shooting demonstrators, expelling journalists, arresting activists. Engagement with — which inevitably confers legitimacy upon — leaders elected in a process that begins as a sham (only four handpicked candidates permitted out of 476) and ends in overt rigging. (Krauthammer)


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Iran, Tehran: wounded girl dying in front of camera


Hope And Change — But Not For Iran

By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

Millions of Iranians take to the streets to defy a theocratic dictatorship that, among its other finer qualities, is a self-declared enemy of America and the tolerance and liberties it represents. The demonstrators are fighting on their own, but they await just a word that America is on their side.

And what do they hear from the president of the United States? Silence. Then, worse. Three days in, the president makes clear his policy: continued "dialogue" with their clerical masters.

Dialogue with a regime that is breaking heads, shooting demonstrators, expelling journalists, arresting activists. Engagement with — which inevitably confers legitimacy upon — leaders elected in a process that begins as a sham (only four handpicked candidates permitted out of 476) and ends in overt rigging.

Then, after treating this popular revolution as an inconvenience to the real business of Obama-Khamenei negotiations, the president speaks favorably of "some initial reaction from the Supreme Leader that indicates he understands the Iranian people have deep concerns about the election."

Where to begin? "Supreme Leader"? Note the abject solicitousness with which the American president confers this honorific on a clerical dictator who, even as his minions attack demonstrators, offers to examine some returns in some electoral districts — a farcical fix that will do nothing to alter the fraudulence of the election.

Moreover, this incipient revolution is no longer about the election.

Obama totally misses the point. The election allowed the political space and provided the spark for the eruption of anti-regime fervor that has been simmering for years and awaiting its moment. But people aren't dying in the street because they want a recount of hanging chads in suburban Isfahan.

They want to bring down the tyrannical, misogynist, corrupt theocracy that has imposed itself with the very baton-wielding goons that today attack the demonstrators.

This started out about election fraud. But like all revolutions, it has far outgrown its origins. What's at stake now is the very legitimacy of this regime — and the future of the entire Middle East.

This revolution will end either as a Tiananmen (a hot Tiananmen with massive and bloody repression or a cold Tiananmen with a finer mix of brutality and co-optation) or as a true revolution that brings down the Islamic Republic.

The latter is improbable but, for the first time in 30 years, not impossible. Imagine the repercussions. It would mark a decisive blow to Islamist radicalism, of which Iran today is not just standard-bearer and model, but financier and arms supplier. It would do to Islamism what the collapse of the Soviet Union did to communism — leave it forever spent and discredited.

In the region, it would launch a second Arab spring. The first in 2005 — the expulsion of Syria from Lebanon, first elections in Iraq and early liberalization in the Gulf states and Egypt — was aborted by a fierce counterattack from the forces of repression and reaction, led and funded by Iran.

Now, with Hezbollah having lost elections in Lebanon and Iraq establishing institutions of a young democracy, the fall of the Islamist dictatorship in Iran would have an electric and contagious effect.

The exception — Iraq and Lebanon — becomes the rule. Democracy becomes the wave. Syria becomes isolated; Hezbollah and Hamas, patronless. The entire trajectory of the region is reversed.

All hangs in the balance. The Khamenei regime is deciding whether to do a Tiananmen. And what side is the Obama administration taking? None. Except for the desire that this "vigorous debate" (press secretary Robert Gibbs' disgraceful euphemism) over election "irregularities" not stand in the way of U.S.-Iranian engagement on nuclear weapons.

Even from the narrow perspective of the nuclear issue, the administration's geopolitical calculus is absurd. There is zero chance that any such talks will denuclearize Iran. On Monday, Ahmadinejad declared yet again that the nuclear "file is shut, forever."

The only hope for a resolution of the nuclear question is regime change, which (if the successor regime were as moderate as pre-Khomeini Iran) might either stop the program, or make it manageable and nonthreatening.

That's our fundamental interest. And our fundamental values demand that we stand with demonstrators opposing a regime that is the antithesis of all we believe.

And where is our president? Afraid of "meddling." Afraid to take sides between the head-breaking, women-shackling exporters of terror — and the people in the street yearning to breathe free. This from a president who fancies himself the restorer of America's moral standing in the world.


This is another young Iranian women ( not the one seen above in this post ) she publicly supported presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi long before this week's riots. This woman attended a campaign rally in Tehran on May 23.




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

God bless Charles Krauthammer, I am such a HUGE fan of his.

You think Obama just might think it would be hypocritical to call for freedom in Iran while he's eroding freedoms in America. Naw that would take someone with a soul that just might give him some kind of conscience.

Is it possible Obama doesn’t want to call the mullahs on their stolen election because he did some elction stealing and ballot-stuffing himself, via the agents of ACORN?

As is typical with Hussein Obama, there is something here that affects HIM. Perhaps his big campaign donor, the King of Saudi Arabia, has told him to stay out of it...or to support Amadinejad. But I doubt it. Saudi Arabia despises the current Iranian regime as much as anyone. At least from all we have read in the past.

Obama’s refusal to support the Iranian protesters is despicable and shameful.

Let's keep track of this Muslim in OUR White House:

1. MUSLIMS terrorists hijacking of ship and Capt. taken hostage _ Muslim Obama MIA

2. MUSLIM terrorist attacks on AMERICAN soil at Recruiting office, killing one soldier and wounding another - Muslim Obama MIA - NO official statement made from Obama only a word of mouth statement with NO link to Obama himself. and is not listed at White House website at all


Add to this how Obama has been to BiBi and Israel. His favoring the Hamas and PLO over Jews and wanting the settlements to stop, the population to be controlled of ONLY the Jews speaks volumes too. He hates Jews and he would have to work hard to make me think otherwise. He was able to speak out against Israel but he can't speak out and tell Iran to let the votes be counted to listen to the people or what an ourtage all of this is. ........nope.

NON Muslim attacks:

1. baby killer murdered by nut case - Obama who is extremely pro abortion late term abortion even if the baby by God's miracle lives baby still must be killed..... Obama speaks out holds press conference and makes official statement that yessss is located at White House website not once but several times. Media goes into a frenzy blaming right wing pro life people.


2. prejudice sicko jerk goes on killing spree at Washington D.C. Holocaust Museum - Obama makes a statement also listed at White House and media goes into a frenzy blaming right wingers.


Looks like a pattern to me. If there is a Muslim involved Obama is silent. Is he really that stupid to think Muslims will not attack us just because he went to a Muslim school, had a Muslim relatives, gets hot and heavy at the sound of the Islam call to prayer and yessss IS A MUSLIM? Dream on camel breath, the Muslims could care less what you are. Muslims kill other Muslims all the time.


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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 06:20 PM | Comments (12)


Apology From That Boxer Broad? No way Jose!



Sen. Boxer Offers No Apology for Rebuking Brigadier General Who Called Her 'Ma'am'

FOX news

Aside from a briefly worded statement about a "friendly" conversation she had with an Army brigadier general after dressed him down a day earlier for calling her "ma'am," Sen. Barbara Boxer remained silent Friday in the face of growing criticism as to whether she owed an apology.


She may be a lady and a senator, but don't expect an apology from Barbara Boxer for making the distinction to an Army brigadier general this week.

"Senator Boxer spoke with General Walsh yesterday and he said he was fine with her comments at the hearing," Boxer spokesman Zachary Coile said in a statement sent Friday to FOXNews.com.

"It was a very friendly conversation and they reiterated their respect for each other and how much they look forward to working together," he said.

The controversy began when Walsh, with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, was testifying during a hearing before Boxer's Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and he summoned the audacity to call the California senator "ma'am."

Boxer immediately interrupted him before he could answer one of her questions.

"You know, do me a favor," a clearly agitated Boxer said. "Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am?"

"Yes, ma'am," Walsh replied.

"It's just a thing, I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it, yes, thank you," she said.

"Yes, senator," he answered.

But Walsh was following military protocol, which advises officers to use "sir" or "ma'am" when addressing anyone higher than them on the chain of command..

The Pentagon refused to jump into the fray Friday.

"The matter was between the two and we have nothing to add," Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez said in a statement to FOXNews.com
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The Veterans of Foreign Wars supported both Boxer and Walsh and downplayed the exchange.

"The general is 100 percent correct in responding to members of Congress with 'Sir' or 'Ma'am.' The senator, on the other hand, is also correct, though probably everyone now agrees that this should have been handled differently, if at all," the group said in a statement.
"There are far more important issues facing America -- from national security to the proper care and treatment of veterans, military service member and their families -- and this difference of opinion in salutations is not one of them."

But the National Republican Senatorial Committee tried to take political advantage of the incident by collecting signatures on a petition reprimanding Boxer.

"All of our military men and women deserve more dignity than to be on the receiving end of condescension and disrespect, especially at the hands of our elected officials," the organization wrote in an e-mail.


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

Senator is not a rank and she does not, contrary to democrat party beliefs, rule anyone. She holds a public trust as a public servant and does not rule or hold a position over anyone, even a general. These new Nazis believe that they rule rather than serve.

Sorry but WTF is this?

The Veterans of Foreign Wars supported both Boxer and Walsh and downplayed the exchange.

Wrongo!

Enough with the kissing up to the Nazi left being condesending to our military.

Look at this....The General was correct. The POS Boxer was wrong.

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Scroll down to # 11

It says Ma'am LOL so jump in a lake B**** Boxer.

This kind of thing really ticks me off. Too many years of seeing disrespect to our military from the left. Too many things said by the left that are NOT made a big deal about because of the double standard. She should be polishing his boots and be glad he defends our country.




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



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



Posted by Wild Thing at 02:20 PM | Comments (15)


Obama Allows Disrespect of the White House


Tony Hawk, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk skateboards in the hall at the White House as part of a Father's Day celebration, Friday, June 19, 2009 in Washington. (AP Photo/Tony Hawk)


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Pro skateboarder takes a glide through White House

Washington

Hey, kids, don't try this at home. Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk on Friday took a brief ride at the White House as part of a Father's Day celebration.

Hawk, 41, skated in the grand foyer and the nearby Old Executive Office Building, with the permission of White House officials.

The skateboarding icon, also known for his popular brand of skateboarding video games, posted photos to his Web site and Twitter page.

One photo shows Hawk on his skateboard with his hands in the air in what appears to be a hallway.

"...and here is my exit," he wrote in a message on Twitter, which linked to a picture of him skating. "Supposed to return at noon for the First Fathers event if they let me back in."

Hawk posted other insights from his Washington visit on his Twitter page, telling fans about eating Frosted Flakes cereal inside the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. In another tweet, he says "back at White House, Tweeting live from the Diplomatic Room. Unbelievable."

Hawk joined other dads, athletes and celebrities at a Father's Day forum hosted by President Barack Obama. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay helped man the barbecue grills for a White House picnic for the attendees, which included NBA players Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and Etan Thomas of the Washington Wizards.

"The Prez addressing all of us fathers before we split up to visit DC charities," Hawk tweeted. "D Wade & Etan T make me feel short."


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

Can't he respect ANYTHING about our country???? I guess not.

I'm speechless. Why, why, why is it okay for Obama to treat the White House - OUR HOUSE - as a skate park in an attempt to ... I don't know... be the Cool President, the Nontraditional President.......For me, it just says "Thug."

This is not about small children playing or doing fun things at all. Hawk is 41 and NONE of this had to happen.

I guess there is nothing happening in the world.....like North Korea, a major recession, Iran, two automakers bankrupt, collapse of the dollar, corruption, etc.. Does Mr. Obama have no fiddle?

When you’re a pimp, everything’s for sale.



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Liberal HAG Public Servant Barbara Boxer Has No Respect For Our Military




Thank you Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh for your service ito our country. Please know we all do not feel like this ungrateful woman feels and we look forward to paying our respect to all of our military each day. ~ Wild Thing


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Mark Levin's Comment about this:



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

Boxer is pathetic, and breathtakingly ignorant. Her petulant demand to be addressed as "Senator" only goes to demonstrate her own sense of inferiority and insecurity. Her interrupting the General shows her rudeness and self-centered nature. Of the many insulting things in our society, the fact that our military officers have to answer to ignorant twits like Boxer is one of the worst.

God how I would love to have heard him say, “And you can call me Brigadier General”!

or

“When you act like a US Senator and not a Marxist fool for foreign nations, maybe I will.”


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Some Guantanamo Detainees Resisting Move to Palau


Image from Rush Limbaugh website...Club GITMO



Some Guantanamo Detainees Resisting Move to Palau

FOX News

The Obama administration's drive to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has hit a new snag: At least some of the 13 detainees accepted for resettlement by the island nation of Palau don't want to go there.

Meanwhile, protests have erupted in Bermuda over its recent resettlement of four Uighur detainees, with the country's leader facing a no-confidence vote by his parliament. Dissent in the British island territory, which sits in the Atlantic Ocean east of North Carolina, came after Bermuda's acceptance of the men strained relations with London, which complained that the island's home-rule government failed to advise it about the decision.

Palau, a tiny South Pacific country, seemed to offer a potential solution to a problem that has vexed the Bush and Obama administrations since the Defense Department began clearing 22 Uighurs from China for release, after deciding they were erroneously deemed enemy combatants in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

After meeting with the Palauans and consulting their attorneys, the Uighurs showed little enthusiasm for transfer to the island, an administration official said.
A State Department spokesman couldn't be reached for comment. Calls to the Palau Embassy in Washington weren't returned. A spokesman for the Justice Department, which is leading a task force President Barack Obama has directed to review the Guantanamo detentions, declined to comment on the delays, saying "It would be premature to talk about any concrete proposals or requests at this time, as discussions are still ongoing."

The Obama administration official said the Palauans understand the U.S.—which subsidizes Palau's economy and oversees its defense—is under pressure to transfer detainees. The official said they have concerns about the lack of a Uighur community in Palau, and restrictions on becoming a citizen there.

George Clarke, a Washington lawyer who represents two Uighurs cleared for release, said his clients "are both very interested in getting out of Guantanamo and they are very open to the idea of going to Palau." But other Uighurs aren't interested in transfer to the islands, he said. "There's a difference of opinion," he said.

Palau has no Muslim community, and the majority of residents are Roman Catholic. Clarke said his clients are particularly concerned about the legal status they would hold on Palau, and whether they could obtain documentation such as a passport.


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

Yikes, They probably want passports so they can come here.

They understand that the wheels are in motion and the administration just wants the issue to go away so they’re holding out for whatever concessions they can wrangle. Amazing! they went from prisoners to holding all the cards under this idiotic administration we have.


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U.S.Army Oldest Helicopter Turns 40 and Still In Use


The oldest helicopter in the U.S. Army turns 40-years old and it's still in use at Fort Polk, Louisiana


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PA Court: Philly Gun Laws Invalid





PA court: Philly gun laws invalid

NRA

Philly.com

Two key provisions of Philadelphia's most recent attempt to impose local gun controls - banning "straw purchase" of handguns and banning assault weapons - were invalidated today by a state appeals court.

Following a series of rulings that doomed previous Philadelphia gun control laws, the Commonwealth Court held that the state Supreme Court ruled in 1996 that only the state legislature - not municipalities - has the authority to enact gun laws.

But the 6-1 majority of the Commonwealth Court affirmed part of the 2008 decision of then-Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Jane Cutler Greenspan and allowed three other provisions to remain in effect.

Greenspan, now on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, had ruled in those three provisions that the National Rifle Association and other challengers of the Philadelphia laws were not affected seriously enough to have legal standing to sue.

Those provisions - requiring reporting of lost or stolen handguns, allowing temporary seizure of guns by police and barring gun ownership by people subject to "protections from abuse" orders - remain in effect in Philadelphia.
Richard Feder, chief of appeals in the city Law Department, said his office is "seriously considering" appealing the two invalidated provisions to the state Supreme Court.
Feder said the reporting provision is now in effect and the other two have not yet been implemented because they are legally complex and require the city to draft and adopt regulations.
In invalidating the assault weapon and straw purchase provisions, Judge Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter, the president judge of Commonwealth Court called the precedent set by the Supreme Court in 1996 "crystal clear."

Judge Doris Smith-Ribner wrote separately, concurring and dissenting from the majority opinion.

Smith-Ribner wrote that she did not believe the Supreme Court had totally barred local gun control and said a case could be made for provisions of the Philadelphia ordinance regulating assault weapons and the "straw purchase" of guns for other people not legally permitted to own firearms.

The five city ordinances, enacted in April 2008, were immediately challenged in court by the National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Pennsylvania Association of Firearms Retailers, two local firearms retailers and four individuals.

"It's signficant," said Joseph Grace, executive director of the gun-control group CeaseFire PA, of the Commonwealth Court's decision.

Grace noted that the city's lost-or-stolen reporting ordinance is now the only one in Pennsylvania that has passed court muster - despite a failure to enact a similar law last year in the legislature.

"This decision simply puts the ball back where it should be - in the General Assembly," Grace said. "Cities and mayors have been taking action in the absence of any action from the General Assembly."

Since Philadelphia passed its gun control package in April 2008, Grace said, six Pennsylvania cities and one borough have enaced ordinances requiring the reporting of lost or stolen handguns: Allentown, Reading, Pottsville, Pittsburgh, Lancaster and Harrisburg and Wilkinsburg Borough in Allegheny County.

The NRA recently challenged the Pittsburgh ordinance in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, Grace said.


Wild Thing's comment......

From what I have read Ribner-Smith is an activist judge who rules by what she believes, not what the law says.

Good for the NRA for standing up for our natural right to self defense.


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....Thank you JohnE PFC U.S. Army for sending this to me.


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Iran protests 'to go ahead'




Iran protests 'to go ahead'

BBC

A key rally against Iran's presidential elections will go ahead on Saturday - in defiance of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei - opposition sources say.

The wife of defeated candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, and an aide to another rival candidate, Mehdi Karroubi, said the rally would go ahead.

Mr Mousavi later announced he would be giving a statement imminently.

Police warned they will arrest the leaders of any protest rallies, which they said would be illegal.

The warning follows an order from Ayatollah Khamenei on Friday that street protests should cease.

On her page of the social networking website Facebook, Mr Mousavi's wife Zahra Rahnavard said the rally would go ahead.

An aide to Mr Karroubi also told the BBC that a rally would take place and that it would be attended by Mr Mousavi and Mohammad Khatami - the former president, key reformist and ally of Mr Mousavi.

But the BBC's Jon Leyne in Tehran says events are moving quickly, with the website of Mr Mousavi's Kalameh newspaper saying he was due to make an imminent announcement.

Police warning

Iranian officials have warned protest leaders not to launch fresh demonstrations.

Abbas Mohtaj - head of Iran's State Security Council and also deputy interior minister - issued a direct warning to Mr Mousavi.

"Should you provoke and call for these illegal rallies you will be responsible for the consequences," he said in a statement.

State TV also broadcast a warning by a senior police commander warning that police would not countenance any more street protests.




The Egyptian government daily condemned the international community's "cautious" response to the Iranian uprising.
Canada, France and Germany have condemned the Iranian regime and the fraudulent presidential election.

MEMRI

In its June 18, 2009 editorial, the Egyptian government daily Al-Ahram criticized the international community's cautious stance on the unfolding events in Iran. According to the editorial, this caution gives the Iranian regime the impression that the international community will overlook the crackdown on opposition protests so as not to adversely affect talks on the nuclear issue.

Following is a translation of the editorial in full:

"Events in Iran have followed in close succession since the announcement that fundamentalist candidate Ahmadinejad was elected to a second term in the presidential elections. Between the mass demonstrations [of the reformists] decrying electoral fraud, and the counter-demonstrations accusing the reformists of allegiance to the West, the international community has stood confused about what position to take towards this democratic outpouring in a country that is on the threshold of acquiring nuclear capabilities, something all international and regional actors consider an unwelcome development.
"The caution that has characterized the position of the principle international actors towards the abuses occurring in the streets of Iran, up to and including the killing [of protesters], may be sending the wrong message to the ruling powers there. The upshot of this message is that the strong desire to reach a political resolution to the Iranian nuclear crisis and to avoid a clash with the Iranian authorities is a goal that supersedes all other considerations - even if these other considerations be support for international principles and human rights, and the urging of the [Iranian] government to stop the violence and bloodshed and to lend an ear to the views of the Iranian opposition. [This opposition] has expressed its rejection of the election results and its resistance to a second term for the current president, primarily for domestic reasons, and principle among them [Ahmadinejad's] failed management of the economy."


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

Actually why would Obama care about their election, we know who he wants the elected one to be. Obama did not run an honest campaign with his ACORN and his other thugs, dead people voting and then the votes he stole from Hillary.

And as the Townhall says.......Your Silence is Deafening, Mr. President...The reason: He has so much invested in his let-us-sit-down-and-settle-our-differences diplomatic approach to Iran that it has all but turned into a "see no evil, hear no evil" policy toward that nation.


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June 19, 2009

Iran Unclenches its Fist Slaps Obama's face






President Pantywaist latest: Iran unclenches its fist - to slap Barack Obama's face

Telegraph.co.uk

"To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist." That piece of classic Obamaguff, unloaded during his presidential inauguration, has come home to haunt President Pantywaist, as a consequence of the Iranian election.

Today Iran unclenched its fist - to slap President Pantywaist on the face. It seems, despite the chiding from Barack Obama, that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad feel quite comfortable on the wrong side of history. At Friday prayers - accompanied by encouragingly reformist shouts of "Death to America!" - the Supreme Leader (Khamenei, not Obama) delivered the most intransigently authoritarian speech heard in Iran since the reign of Cyrus the Great.

From behind the stage set on which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mir-Hossein Mousavi have been acting as surrogates for the real power struggle between Khamemei and Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the Supreme Leader injected a note of politically incorrect reality into the fantasy conjured by Obama and the Western media. The Basij militia will be unleashed on protesters. "If there is any bloodshed, leaders of the protests will be held directly responsible," announced the Ayatollah.

"Make my day!" is the American translation of this uncompromising challenge, to America as well as to the youthful protesters, by a regime emboldened by the patent weakness of President Pantywaist. Americans should realise, having undergone the Vietnam experience, that in the final analysis power does not depend on military hardware but on political will. The Islamic republic is not short of political will.

It could be, of course, that the threat of the Basij militia will turn out to be no more potent than the parading of the Shah's 'Immortals' of the Imperial Guard, shortly before they were annihilated and that a revolution will sweep aside the mullahs. But it does not seem likely. The auguries are not of revolution, but of either civil war or acquiescence by the reformers. Regime change will not be uncontested.

For America and the rest of the world, Iranian nuclear development is the supreme consideration. How many of those superficially Americanised young Iranians, so active on Twitter, does Obama think want to see their country stripped of the prestige of being a potential nuclear power, especially when Pakistan is already in the club?

This is a lose/lose situation for Obama. He is as flaky on Iran as on everything else. In 2004 he favoured "surgical" missile strikes against Iran. In 2007 he did not rule out force, but preferred "aggressive diplomacy combined with tough sanctions" - but that was for the ears of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Since he moved address from Chicago to Washington, his stance has become more nuanced (ie he hasn't a clue what to do).

He is trying to steer a course between appeasement and rhetoric about the Iranian "threat", while knowing he may eventually have to knuckle down and accept a nuclear Islamic republic, since Barack doesn't do war. If the Israelis do the job for him, that will be ten times more provocative in Middle Eastern terms. Look forward to change you'd better believe in.



Wild Thing's comment.....

President Pantywaist...ROTFLMAO!! This guy always refers to Obama like this, I have posted his other articles before. LOVE it! Obama deserves any kind of got cha possible.

“To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.”

Attention murderous, suppressive tyrants! It’s all good. *fist bump*

Obama's presidency will only sink further into a morass of his own making from here on out.


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US House Condemns Tehran Crackdown on Protesters ~ Obama MIA





House condemns Tehran crackdown on protesters

Breitbart

WASHINGTON In the strongest message yet from the U.S. government, the House voted 405-1 Friday to condemn Tehran's crackdown on demonstrators and the government's interference with Internet and cell phone communications.

The resolution was initiated by Republicans as a veiled criticism of President Barack Obama, who has been reluctant to criticize Tehran's handling of disputed elections that left hard-liner President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power.

Rep. Mike Pence, who co-sponsored the resolution, said he disagrees with the administration that it must not meddle in Iran's affairs.

"When Ronald Reagan went before the Brandenburg Gate, he did not say Mr. (Mikhail) Gorbachev, that wall is none of our business," said Pence, R-Ind., of President Reagan's famous exhortation to the Soviet leader to "tear down that wall."

Rep. Howard Berman, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and co-sponsor of the resolution, said "it is not for us to decide who should run Iran, much less determine the real winner of the June 12 election.

"But we must reaffirm our strong belief that the Iranian people have a fundamental right to express their views about the future of their country freely and without intimidation," added Berman, D-Calif.

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., have proposed a similar measure in the Senate, although a vote was not certain.

Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas libertarian who often speaks out against what he regards as government meddling, cast the sole opposing vote.

The policy statement expresses support for "all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and rule of law" and affirms "the importance of democratic and fair elections."





Wild Thing's comment......

Obama still MIA, just like he was when the Capt. of the ship was taken hostage and just like he was when the terrorist attack happened at the Recruiting office that killed a solder and injured another.

Here is the VOTE name and State



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:27 PM | Comments (7)


Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Threatens Iranians Blames Zionist Media yadda yadda yadda






Iran's leader: End protests or risk 'bloodshed'

Iran's supreme leader said Friday that the country's disputed presidential vote had not been rigged, sternly warning protesters of a crackdown if they continue massive demonstrations demanding a new election.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sided with hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and offered no concessions to the opposition. He effectively closed any chance for a new vote by calling the June 12 election an "absolute victory."

The speech created a stark choice for candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi and his supporters: Drop their demands for a new vote or take to the streets again in blatant defiance of the man endowed with virtually limitless powers under Iran's constitution.

Khamenei accused foreign media and Western countries of trying to create a political rift and stir up chaos in Iran.

The ayatollah reached beyond Iran to criticize “media belonging to Zionists, evil media” for seeking to portray Iran as divided and accused what he called arrogant Western powers, particularly Britain and the United States, of hostile comments, saying they failed to understand Iranian society

"Some of our enemies in different parts of the world intended to depict this absolute victory, this definitive victory, as a doubtful victory," he said. "It is your victory. They cannot manipulate it."
Khamenei said the 11 million votes that separated Ahmadinejad from his top opponent, Mousavi, were proof that fraud did not occur. Ahmadinejad watched the sermon from the front row. State television did not show Mousavi in attendance.
Khamenei was blunt about what a wider fight would bring — warning those who "want to ignore the law or break the law" will face the consequences.
"They will be held accountable for all the violence, bloodshed and rioting," he told tens of thousands of people gathered for Friday prayers at Tehran University for a speech that was broadcast around Iran and the world.



Wild Thing's comment......

Maybe he can threaten to hold his breathe till they stop protesting. It would be great if they could get rid of this guy. His hate for Jews, Israel, and America is so horrible.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:25 PM | Comments (2)


Obama Murders Fly PETA Too Late to the Scene




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PETA Wishes Obama Hadn't Swatted That Fly

FOX News

The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the flyswatter in chief to try taking a more humane attitude the next time he's bedeviled by a fly in the White House.

PETA is sending President Barack Obama a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher, a device that allows users to trap a house fly and then release it outside.

"We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals," PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich said Wednesday. "We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals."

During an interview for CNBC at the White House on Tuesday, a fly intruded on Obama's conversation with correspondent John Harwood.

"Get out of here," the president told the pesky insect. When it didn't, he waited for the fly to settle, put his hand up and then smacked it dead.
"Now, where were we?" Obama asked Harwood. Then he added: "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the sucker."

Friedrich said that PETA was pleased with Obama's voting record in the Senate on behalf of animal rights and noted that he has been outspoken against animal abuses.

Still, "swatting a fly on TV indicates he's not perfect," Friedrich said, "and we're happy to say that we wish he hadn't."

Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said the White House has no comment on the matter.



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

See, if it had been Bush, the fly would merely have been waterboarded and eventually sent to Bermuda

There was something about the scene, something wicked that bothered me about the incident! I know I’m wierding out on ya’ll but the whole thing gave me the creeps like a bad omen!

Remember " Amityville Horror " and all the flies that gravitate to evil?


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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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Removal of 2 Inspectors General Prompts Many Questions




Senator asks about firings of watchdogs

Removal of 2 inspectors general prompts questions

Chicago Tribune

WASHINGTON

He was appointed with fanfare as the public watchdog over the government's multi-billion dollar bailout of the nation's financial system. But now Neil Barofsky is embroiled in a dispute with the Obama administration that delayed one recent inquiry and sparked questions about his ability to freely investigate.

The disagreement stems from a claim by the Treasury Department that Barofsky is not entirely independent of the agency he is assigned to examine a claim that has prompted a stern letter from a Republican senator warning that agency officials are encroaching on the integrity of an office created to protect taxpayers.
Sen. Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, sent the letter Wednesday to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner demanding information about a "dispute over certain Treasury documents" that he said were being "withheld" from Barofsky's office on a "specious claim of attorney-client privilege."

A White House spokesman declined to comment, referring questions to the Treasury Department. Treasury spokesman Andrew Williams said late Wednesday that the agency would read Grassley's letter and respond to the senator before any public comment.

The dispute comes as Grassley, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, is looking into the abrupt firings within the last week of two other inspectors general one of whom was fired by the White House and the other by the chair of the International Trade Commission.

Both inspectors general had investigated sensitive subjects at the time of their firings.

Grassley is now concerned about whether a pattern is emerging in which the independence of the government's top watchdogs -- whose jobs were authorized by Congress to look out for waste, fraud and abuse -- is being put at risk.

The first dismissal occurred last week, when the White House terminated Gerald Walpin, inspector general of the service agency AmeriCorps. Walpin claims his dismissal was unjust, the result of political interference.

That controversy deepened with Grassley's complaint Wednesday that the White House wasn't answering questions posed by his staff.

Walpin had led an investigation of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., a former NBA player and Obama supporter. Johnson started a nonprofit education program that Walpin's office alleged had misused federal funds.

In a letter sent late Wednesday to the White House, Grassley charged that a White House lawyer who delivered the news to Walpin and who was summoned to the senator's office, "refused to answer several direct questions" about the dismissal.

The firing drew criticism from Republicans and Democrats, who charged that it violated a new law passed last year to protect the independence of inspectors general by requiring 30 days notice and a full explanation to Congress of the dismissal of any IG.

Separately this week, the International Trade Commission told its acting inspector general, who is not subject to White House authority, that her contract would not be renewed.

Grassley had become concerned about her independence because of a report earlier in the year that an agency employee forcibly took documents from the acting inspector general.

"It is difficult to understand why the ITC would not have taken action to ensure that the ITC inspector general had the information necessary to do the job," Grassley wrote on Tuesday.

Less than three hours after the letter was e-mailed to the agency, the acting IG, Judith Gwynne, was told that her contract, which expires in early July, would not be renewed.


Laura Ingraham Compares Obama Firing to Mafia Hit


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

Hmmmm so the purge has begun. We will see how many will be in this thing.

Sen. Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, is turning out to be the administration’s worst nightmare.

Obama may have violated federal law. Tile 18 of the U.S. Code Section 1510 just for starters. Three different actions violate the same section the times. Three unique counts. Thus showing a pattern of illegal activity. Raising possible RICO violations. Yada, Yada, Yada.



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Paralyzed Marine Joshua Hoffman is Denied Free Entrance to Michigan Park


Joshua Hoffman and his fiancee, Heather Lovell, attend the Memorial Day parade in Middleville.



Family angry when paralyzed Marine Joshua Hoffman is denied free entrance to Michigan's Adventure

FOX News

The family of a U.S. Marine is outraged after a Michigan amusement park insisted on charging the veteran admission to enter the park — despite his being a quadriplegic -- according to a newspaper report.

Heather Lovell told the Grand Rapids Press that she had been at the park acting as a chaperone for a children's group, and her fiance, Joshua Hoffman, was just meeting up with her there briefly before she took him to his stepbrother's graduation.

But even after she explained that Hoffman had been paralyzed in 2007 by a sniper's bullet in Iraq and is unable to speak, let alone go on rides, the park insisted both Hoffman and his nurse could not join her in the park without paying, Lovell told the Press

"It was really just outrageous," she said. "He is not physically going on any rides."

Michigan's Adventure General Manager Camille Jourden-Mark said park policy requires even non-participants to pay the admission fee.

"We just can't be in a position of picking and choosing. We have grandparents (who pay admission) that come in our park every day that have no intention of ever going on a ride," she told the Grand Rapids Press.

Jourden-Mark later offered the family complimentary passes for Hoffman and a guest, the Press reported. Lovell said she has not decided whether they will use the passes.

More of the story at ....GRAND RAPIDS NEWS........

Quadriplegic former Marine Joshua Hoffman waited in a van at Michigan's Adventure, hoping to see fiancee Heather Lovell in the park for an hour or two. Her father, Rockford resident Joel Lovell, explained to park staff that Hoffman is paralyzed and cannot talk. He assumed Hoffman would be admitted free.

But Lovell was told he would have to pay admission for Hoffman and the nurse tending to his medical needs. No exceptions.

"He went to Iraq for all of us and took a bullet in the neck. He sacrificed everything for his country," Joel Lovell said.
"I was just kind of stunned."

According to Heather Lovell, she and Hoffman planned to rendezvous from their home near Middleville on May 29 at the Muskegon County park, before heading to Reed City for the high school graduation of Hoffman's stepbrother.

Lovell had gone ahead to act as chaperone for a niece and others on a school outing. Joel Lovell picked up Hoffman and his nurse and headed for the park.

But Heather Lovell said she got a call from her father telling her to come to the park entrance.

"It was really just outrageous," she said. "He is not physically going on any rides. To me, this is very personal."

Hoffman, 27, was paralyzed from the chest down when he was hit by a sniper's bullet in Iraq in January 2007. He spent more than a year in a Virginia Veterans Administration hospital before coming home in March 2008.

He and Lovell, 22, share a specially equipped house with 24-hour nursing staff to assist Hoffman.

Camille Jourden-Mark, general manager of Michigan's Adventure, said park policy does not allow any non-participants in free.

"We just can't be in a position of picking and choosing. We have grandparents (who pay admission) that come in our park every day that have no intention of ever going on a ride.
"It's not based on the level of participation."

On Tuesday, Jourden-Mark offered complementary passes for Hoffman and a guest to Michigan's Adventure in response to the issue. Lovell said she has not decided whether she and Hoffman will use the passes.

"You want to be appreciative of it, but it took a lot of people complaining to them to realize what kind of mistake they had made," Lovell said. "We weren't looking for a free trip. It's just a problem with the policy."
Jourden-Mark said company policy is meant to shield employees from accusations of discrimination, but added "there are times when we make exceptions and this is definitely one of those times."

She noted the park offers one free admission with a paid admission for service members each Memorial Day. Jourden-Mark said park staff were unaware of Hoffman's condition.

"I don't think anybody was really aware that he was a veteran."

That's not what Joel Lovell, 54, recalled.

"I told (a park official) it is really a crummy policy. I explained that he is an Iraq veteran. He got shot in the neck and can't eat or talk. I thought they were joking."
Lovell said he initially was told he would have to pay the adult admission fee of $25 each for Hoffman and the nurse, then was offered a student discount.
Heather Lovell's sister, Belding resident Rebecca Lovell, said she contacted the park Friday to complain.
"I explained the extent of his injuries, that he was simply going for an hour or two.
"(A park official) said there was no proof of his injury. He could be faking it. She said if we let him come in for free, then we have to change our policy."
"I was absolutely blown away."


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

They should have let him in and this kind of thing is beyond unforgivable. I could care less if they use the excuse of grandparents that pay money and don't go on any rides. That is not the same thing, not even close. This man is an American Hero and should be treated as such and there are NO excuses for not doing so.

They would not be able to have a freaking Adventure Park if it were not for our Veterans and our troops. And if people don't understand this I have absolutely ZERO tolerance for them as human beings. Maybe they would prefer a nice government owned business where BIG brother gets all the profits and turns the owners of this park into simply managers to answer to the dictator.

Personally I think these theme parks should have all Veterans or active duty members free and then only charge their families. That would cover the need to make money but also pay much DUE respect to our Veterans and troops. For people that feel the way I do about this it would only encourage more business as word of mouth would be a great ad too telling others how awesome they are and how they treat our military. Non military people that support our troops would appreciate it too.


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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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Honor Their Service ~ Please Join Me in the Troopathon





We’ve heard from countless members of the Armed Forces serving in the Middle East about items that the military does not provide, are hard to come by and they really appreciate getting . That’s why Move America Forward has responded and compiled care packages that contain these goods as a way of saying “thank you” for their sacrifices and courage. Care packages are packed full of gourmet coffee, Oreo cookies, Jelly Belly jelly beans, high-quality beef jerky, trial mix, Gatorade, deodorant, Chap Stick, sun block, CDs and much more.

Most importantly, each care package will include a personal message written by you where you can express your gratitude to our military. This is done through the order form by putting your message in the Comments box. Along with your message will be included a “self-addressed” envelope for the troops to send you a Thank You note if, and when, they have time. This is done through the order form by putting your address in the Ship To field. Rest assured that all care packages are sent to Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

Move America Forward is a 501(C)3 so all care package donations are tax deductable.

Care Packages include mostly Coffee, Oreo Cookies, lip balm, beef jerky, deodorant, trail mix, Gatorade, CDs and Jelly Beans, CDs, Bug Repellant,Foot Powder, Sunblock, and more.






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You can also go here to SUPPORT THE TROOPS



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

I am joining with my dear friend at Bare Naked Islam blog on the ROBERT SPENCER’S ANTI-JIHADISTS TEAM.


The competition for a blog team to send the largest amount of care packages to our troops is beginning to heat up, and we’ve still got over a week to go!


IF YOU’RE A BLOGGER, PLEASE JOIN ME ON ROBERT SPENCER’S ANTI-JIHADISTS TEAM: join us on The Anti-Jihadists

The live webcast event brings together talk radio hosts, megastars of film and television, musical guests, journalists, military and Gold-star families, pro-troop groups and many more.

The goal of this charity fundraiser is to send the largest ever shipment of care packages to our brave men and women of the armed forces serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay.

Participation is simple: bloggers will organize into teams which will compete against one another to raise funds for the Troopathon. Each team will pick banner ads from our 'Media Kit' or use a hyperlink and post it to their blogs.

When you sponsor care packages from the Theodore's World blog, orders are recorded and tallied on our scoreboard! Each day we will tally every team's total care package sales and then we will update the current results.



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June 18, 2009

President Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine ~ Obama and ABC Deaf


Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine

From the 1961 Operation Coffee Cup Campaign against Socialized Medicine as proposed by the Democrats, then a private citizen Ronald Reagan Speaks out against socialized medicine.


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ABC is refusing paid ads for its health care program at the White House. Thus they're refusing even a paid-for alternative viewpoint.

Conservatives for Patients Rights requested the rates to buy a 60 second network spot immediately preceding the broadcast of the Town Hall meeting.

Here is statement from Rick Scott, chairman of Conservatives for Patients Rights.

"It is unfortunate - and unusual - that ABC is refusing to accept paid advertising that would present an alternative viewpoint for the White House health care event. Health care is an issue that touches every American and all potential pieces of legislation have carried a pricetag in excess of $1 trillion of taxpayers' money. The American people deserve a healthy, robust debate on this issue and ABC's decision - as of now - to exclude even paid advertisements that present an alternative view does a disservice to the public. Our organization is more than willing to purchase ad time on ABC to present an alternative viewpoint and our hope is that ABC will reconsider having such viewpoints be part of this crucial debate for the American people. We were surprised to hear that paid advertisements would not be accepted when we inquired and we would certainly be open to purchasing time if ABC would reconsider."



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

I would think this was an an antitrust violation or the FCC rule regarding public air ways. But I don't know that much about that kind of thing. ABC is now a state-run news organization taking their marching orders from Obama.

We will get one side, the pro-government side. They will debate how much government should do, not whether it shouldn’t. TYRANNY

This entire farce will be scripted in advance. Obama will know every question that will be asked, and will have a prepared answer- whether from teleprompter or from memory. In fact, I’m willing to bet the White House will pick the questions it wants to answer.

Fox needs to have an hour long show up against it with alternative ideas. Let’s see who wins in the ratings. heh heh

Bottom line is this is a Screw you!” to any citizen that does not agree with him. Nice huh, what a president this jerk is even to his own voters that might have a brain cell left to know they do not want socialized medicine, the death sentence.

If anyone feels like you want to tell ABC how you feel about any of this, here is a link.


http://abc.go.com/site/contactus.html

OK so the other side of the coin is this. This could be all good news. It shows the Demoncrats are LOSING on health care. They DON’T HAVE THE VOTES, and need to resort to Obamapropaganda to try and rally public support.

Also just let one of the communist lefties try to introduce The Fairness Doctrine now. LOL OH sure and all we have to do is laugh in their faces and say.....ABC mate.


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:55 PM


Back to ACORN General Hospital




Back to ACORN General Hospital

American Thinker

By Carol Peracchio

Guess who's going to be much better off thanks President Obama's health care scheme?

I read a fascinating survey recently. According to Rasmussen,

Forty-two percent (42%) of Americans say every one in the United States should have free health care. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% disagree.

Wait a minute! Obama says we all want nationalized healthcare now, if not sooner. A survey asking if everyone should have free healthcare is like asking if Christmas should come again this year. Yet, it appears more Americans actually favor the evil healthcare status quo.

The survey had another shocker:

However, by a two-to-one margin (60% to 27%), Americans reject free health care for all if it means changing their own coverage and joining a program administered by the government.

~snipet~

"Free" healthcare is too big a risk if it means giving up your private insurance for ObamaCare. The survey results are especially stunning because the healthcare the participants reject is free.

Obama's health care website.

See VIDEO BELOW OR YOU CAN go to the website and then Scroll down to the bottom of the page, past the heart-wrenching tales of health insurance lost, and the frightening predictions of how we're all about to die, or if we're very, very lucky, merely go bankrupt. Check out the video link of HHS Secretary Sebelius at the AFSCME Nurses Association.






To the average nurse, the term "nurses association" brings to mind the American Nurses Association (ANA), or the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN): professional organizations based on a particular nursing specialty, such as the operating room or ER. I'd never heard of the AFSCME Nurses Association. I couldn't think of any nursing acronym that would fit those letters, so I googled them.

It's a union!

The AFSCME nurses' union, United Nurses of America, (UNA) has 60,000 members, both RNs and LPNs. In America today there are approximately 2.9 million RNs. There were over 730,000 LPNs in America in 2008. Therefore, UNA represents 1.6 percent of America's licensed nurses. The UNA is the Obama administration's favorite nursing go-to group for healthcare reform cover. And they're quite the resource when crafting those oh-so-important media images of nursing support for socialized medicine.

Unlike 98.4% of you nurses out there, I have actually belonged to a union. Years ago, after accepting a new hospital position I was filling out the obligatory HR paperwork. Among the forms was an index card.

"What's this?" I asked.

"It's for the union."

I handed it to her. "You don't understand. I am an RN. A professional. I won't be joining a union."

She handed the card back to me. "No, you don't understand. This is a closed shop. Fill out the card."

Except for irritation at the dues deducted from my paycheck, the union had no effect on my life. Then, a few months later, the hospital informed us that they were in dire financial straits and needed concessions from all employees. So, I made plans to attend my one and only union meeting.

We gathered to hear how our union was going to fight for our rights. The representative got up to the microphone and said -- I swear I am not making this up -- "We've looked over what they're asking and we recommend you take it." End of meeting.

Thankfully, a better position at a non-union hospital became available and my brief stint as a union nurse was over. Until now. Because as I look over Obama's healthcare plan, and the AFSCME and SEIU websites, it's obvious that the service employees unions are all over Obama's health care "reform."

At Obama's website there is a frightening report titled The Costs of Inaction. Over at the SEIU healthcare website is an article titled "The Cost of Doing Nothing." However, things turn serious when one starts clicking on the links.

My first article for American Thinker was titled "Welcome to ACORN General Hospital." I wrote that Barack and Michelle's healthcare vision seemed to be hospitals as agents for community organizing. At the time I thought I was indulging in a little hyperbole. Little did I know that I was right on the money.

For example, at the SEIU website is a link to the Healthcare Equality Project:

The Healthcare Equality Project (HEP) is a national partnership between nationwide and community-based organizations, faith networks, students, parents and individuals working to achieve comprehensive health care reform that will eliminate healthcare disparities once and for all. We want to ensure that healthcare reform efforts - beyond simply expanding insurance coverage - become an engine for reducing the unfair, pervasive and life-threatening healthcare disparities that plague women, racial, ethnic and other minorities.

Guess who's featured on the Partner Organizations list? That's right -- ACORN!

At the AFSCME Health Care web page is a link to Health Care for America NOW! a "grassroots" organization. Among their goals:

We are fighting for a uniquely American solution that gives you a guarantee of coverage and real choice: keep your private insurance plan or join a new public health insurance plan so you are no longer at the mercy of the private insurance industry.

That reads like it was downloaded from the President's teleprompter. And once again, prominent on the steering committee is ACORN, along with SEIU, AFSCME, and the AFL-CIO.

So what is the unions' goal for American healthcare? According to the Kaiser Family Foundation on March 19th, 2009:

The Service Employees International Union and the California Nurses Association on Wednesday announced an agreement under which they will seek to unionize employees at hospitals nationwide and promote expansion of health insurance to all U.S. residents, the New York Times reports. Under the agreement, the unions will focus on efforts to unionize employees of larger hospital systems, where nurses would join CNA and other workers would join SEIU.


It brings to mind a mental picture of the AXIS powers dividing up the healthcare world, doesn't it? And why not? If the UAW gets to have controlling interest in the American auto industry, why shouldn't AFSCME, SEIU, and ACORN be allowed to run the 14% of GDP currently known as the American healthcare system? Millions and millions and millions of new dues-paying members from countless communities ripe for organizing. All without the hassle of passing card check.




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

This is going to be a hard time ahead not just for we possible patients but also for the nurses and doctors. There are a lot, many, really dedicated nurses and doctors and I can just imagine how ticked they must be too at all of this happening.

"It would be sacreligious to question the Messiah and his healing works and powers."

"The Psalm of B.O..."

Obama is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me measure my carbon footprint
He leadeth me beside the closed factories.
He destroyeth my faith in the American electorate.
He leadeth me down the path of Marxism for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the hope & change, I fear this evil:
For the media will cover for him; The fairness doctrine will silence me.

Thou preparest an unconditional meeting with our enemies:
thou anointest my head with ACORNS and kool-aid;
my income tax bill runneth over.

Surely hope and change will give way to reality and anger
And we will only live with BO for 4 years.
by 2nd Divison Vet



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Bush Takes Swipes at Obama Policies



President George W. Bush speaks at the Manufacturers & Business Association's 104th annual event in Erie, Pa., Wednesday, June 17, 2009


The Washington Times

ERIE, Pa.

Former President George W. Bush fired a salvo at President Obama on Wednesday, asserting his administration's interrogation policies were within the law, declaring the private sector not government will fix the economy and rejecting the nationalization of health care.

"I know it's going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we're in," the former president said to applause from members of a local business group. "You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money."

Repeatedly in his hourlong speech and question-and-answer session, Mr. Bush said he would not directly criticize the new president, who has moved to take over financial institutions and several large corporations. Several times, however, he took direct aim at Obama policies as he defended his own during eight years in office.

"Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States," he said to huge cheers.

Mr. Bush weighed in on some of the most pressing issues of the day: the election in Iran, the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, and his administration's interrogation policies of terrorists held there and elsewhere. The former president has not commented on Mr. Obama's decision to ban "enhanced interrogation techniques" such as waterboarding, which the current president has called "off course" and "based on fear."

"The way I decided to address the problem was twofold: One, use every technique and tool within the law to bring terrorists to justice before they strike again," he said, adding that the country needs to stay on offense, not defense. On Guantanamo, which while in office Mr. Bush said he wanted to close, the former president was diplomatic.
"I told you I'm not going to criticize my successor," he said. "I'll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that persuasion isn't going to work. Therapy isn't going to cause terrorists to change their mind."

The Obama administration has started to clear out some of the more than 200 detainees at the facility.

Repeating a mantra from his presidency, he called the current war against terrorism an "ideological conflict," asserting that in the long term, the United States needs to press freedom and democracy in corners across the world.

Mr. Bush did not directly address Mr. Obama's response to the election in Iran, which some critics have called tepid, but he did make clear that the outcome is very much in dispute. For a fifth straight day, as the Obama administration walks a tightrope by issuing little criticism, protesters gathered in Tehran to demand a new election.

"Clearly, there's a level of frustration on the Iranian streets," Mr. Bush said. "It looks like it's not a very fair election."

Mr. Bush returned again and again to the economy, and sought to defend his own actions after the financial meltdown in the waning days of his second term. Mr. Obama repeatedly has said he inherited that mess.

"I am told, 'If you do not move strongly, Mr. President, you will be a president overseeing a depression that will ultimately be greater than the Great Depression,'" Mr. Bush said. "I firmly believe it was necessary to put money in our banks to make sure our financial system did not collapse. I did not want there to be bread lines, to be a great depression."
He said his administration sought to address the "housing bubble" before the system broke down. "We tried to reform" mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, "but couldn't get it through the vested interests on Capitol Hill."

Still, Mr. Bush was optimistic, pressing, as he did as president, free trade, open markets and the free enterprise system. "We'll come out of this better than before," he said to more applause.

But he was less than convinced about Mr. Obama's move to overhaul the health care system.

"There are a lot of ways to remedy the situation without nationalizing health care," Mr. Bush said. "I worry about encouraging the government to replace the private sector when it comes to providing insurance for health care."

Asked by the evening emcee at the 104th annual Manufacturer and Business Association meeting if he finds the new president's policies "socialist," Mr. Bush started then stopped.

"I hear a lot of those words, but it depends on..,"he said, breaking off. He later offered a more diplomatic assessment: "We'll see."

Wednesday's speech to hundreds of high-paying association members "premium" tables at the city's convention center went for $1,500 was just the second post-presidency speech by Mr. Bush on U.S. soil (his two major speeches were both in Canada). He was loose and relaxed, his nose a bright red from nearly a week in Kennebunkport, Maine, where he joined his family in celebration of his father's 85th birthday. Mr. Bush told some of his new set stories: How just a month after leaving office he was picking up his dog Barney's poop off a manicured lawn in his Dallas neighborhood; how he's experienced his first red light in 14 years (he served six years as Texas governor before being elected president).

His Secret Service detail, however, was not relaxed: This was the first event in which audience members did not have to pass through metal detectors. Outside, a tiny group of protesters and supporters about 10 people on each side faced off on opposite curbs. One man held a sign that said, "President Bush, thank you for saving all the babies." On the other side: "Arrest Bush."

But the former president got a big cheer when he walked out on stage even bigger than Joe Paterno, the legendary Penn State coach who was also on hand for the event. The former president noted that America has a funny political system: "You're it, then you're not it instantly."
He lamented the politics of personal destruction that he said is rampant in Washington, noting, though, that it has always been thus. Recalling how a treasury secretary and a vice president once fought a duel, he joked: "At least when my vice president shot somebody, it was an accident."
During a question-and-answer session, Mr. Bush recounted tough decisions he made in office. Still steely, the former president said he left Washington with the same moral resolve. "When I look in the mirror, I say, 'He did not sell his soul for short-term politics.'"

Asked about the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when he first learned of the terrorist attacks while in a classroom full of children in Florida, Mr. Bush said he simply found an inner resolve.

"I realized that we were in crisis, and the first thing I do in any crisis is calm. If you're president, and all of a sudden the whole world is watching you, and you get up and do something precipitously, frighten children, storm out, that kind of movement will cascade through a society," he said.
In answer to a question about what he learned as president, Mr. Bush smiled broadly. "There's so much stuff coming at you," he said to laughter. But turning serious, he said, perhaps to his successor: "You don't know what's going to come



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

Bush kept us safe and believes in American exceptionalism. He understood our political position in the world. He loves America and our mililtary. I am not taking away the things he did that ticked me off. But it sure feels good to hear him say the things he said here.

I am glad Cheney and now Bush are speaking up . The GOP has to stand firm AGAINST Obama and this going to the middle is BS There can be NO COMPROMISE ON THIS. The GOP must get back to principle.

Marxist Obama's assault on freedom and business and jobs and our way of life has got to end!


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Fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin Says He's Being Targeted


Fired inspector general Gerald Walpin slammed Barack Obama today for the "most incredible smear."

Last week, Obama fired inspector general Gerald Walpin after he identified millions of dollars in AmeriCorps funds that were wasted or misspent. The man in charge of Americorps is a top Obama supporter and friend. Mayor Kevin Johnson used AmeriCorps grants to pay volunteers to engage in school-board political activities, run personal errands for Johnson and even wash his car.

Yesterday Team Obama said he was "confused" and had to be fired!!

Walpin responded:




"I think for them to say that I was disoriented was an amazing, amazing slinging of mud... Frankly what they're saying, anybody who knows me and everybody who knows me and those people who've heard me on television, those people who've heard me on radio, know that this is the most incredible smear that has ever occurred to someone only because he's standing up to the most powerful machine on earth."


As I posted the other day he was replaced by Michelle Obama's friend.


FOX News

The government watchdog President Obama canned for allegedly being "confused" and "disoriented" fired back sharply Wednesday, saying the White House explanation for removing him was "insufficient," "baseless" and "absolutely wild."

Gerald Walpin, who until last week was the inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service, told FOXNews.com that part of Obama's explanation was a "total lie" and that he feels he's got a target on his back for political reasons.


"I am now the target of the most powerful man in this country, with an army of aides whose major responsibility today seems to be to attack me and get rid of me," Walpin said.

Facing bi-partisan criticism for the firing, Obama sought to allay congressional concerns with a letter to Senate leaders Tuesday evening explaining his decision. In the letter, White House Special Counsel Norman Eisen wrote that Walpin was "confused" and "disoriented" at a recent board meeting, was "unduly disruptive," and exhibited a "lack of candor" in providing information to decision makers.

"That's a total lie," Walpin said of the latter charge. And he said the accusation that he was dazed and confused at one meeting out of many was astonishing as rationale for his ouster.
“It appears to suggest that I was removed because I was disabled — based on one occasion out of hundreds,” he said.
“I would never say President Obama doesn’t have the capacity to continue to serve because of his (statement) that there are 56 states,” Walpin said, adding that the same holds for Vice President Biden and his “many express confusions that have been highlighted by the media.”


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

This guy needs to avoid parks, train yards, and airplanes and Fort Marcy Park at all costs.

Obama said “57 states”, not “56”, but that is not a big deal and it sure doesn't mean the man is confused.

Why do I get the sick feeling he’s going to disappear into some asylum for the rest of his life?

This whole thing started with Walpin's investigation of St. Hope Academy and Kevin Johnson's irregular use of federal grant money. Johnson, friend of Obama and current mayor of Sacramento, may have more problems upcoming, no matter who is trying to give him cover.

FBI probes obstruction of justice claim by former St. HOPE official

The news fuels the controversy that has followed Mayor Kevin Johnson since 2008, when his brainchild St. HOPE Academy first was investigated for misuse of public funds.



The Sacramento mayor is not in jail because he is a bud of BO’s..that is why this man was fired he had the nerve to tell on the rats friend.

In the letter, White House Special Counsel Norman Eisen wrote that Walpin was "confused" and "disoriented" at a recent board meeting, was "unduly disruptive," and exhibited a "lack of candor" in providing information to decision makers.

To borrow a phrase from Clarence Thomas' defense of himself during his SCOTUS judiciary committee hearing, those accusations are "Kafkaesque", baseless accusations coming from all directions.

This all brings the old USSR and other totalitarian regimes to mind and how they accused and discredited any deviants from the party line. Or maybe its just SOP in Chicago politics.

A top Republican senator is asking whether First Lady Michelle Obama’s office played any role in last week’s firing of former service program Inspector General Gerald Walpin.”

Republican Senator Seeks Details on Possible First Lady Involvement in IG Firing - FOX News

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is looking for more documentation. "Grassley, a frequent defender of government watchdogs, fired off thinly veiled accusations against the administration in his letter.
"Inspectors general have a statutory duty to report to Congress. Intimidation or retaliation against those who freely communicate their concerns to members of the House and Senate cannot be tolerated," Grassley wrote. "This is especially true when such concerns are as legitimate and meritorious as Mr. Walpin's appear to be."
In prepared testimony Wednesday, Grassley also threatened to "hold up" Justice Department nominees until his questions on Walpin, and other matters, are answered.


THIS IS WHAT CONFUISED SOUNDS LIKE:



Posted by Wild Thing at 04:50 AM | Comments (9)


Are you freer today than you were before Obama ?








Are you freer today than you were before Obama ?

Survey shows grave concerns by Americans about Big Brother


wnd

WASHINGTON

Nearly half of all adults in America believe there has been a decrease in personal freedom under the Obama administration, which signals a significant degree of alarm across a wide swath of the population, the WND "Freedom Index" Poll finds.

Significant percentages of Americans see their personal freedom diminishing under President Obama and even fear speaking their minds, expressing their political and religious views and freely associating with others because of potential retribution by government, the scientific survey conducted by Wenzel Strategies found.

The poll was conducted June 6–10 using an automated telephone technology calling a random sampling of listed telephone numbers nationwide. It included 22 questions and carries a 95 percent confidence interval. The survey included 790 adult respondents.

"These twin findings – that nearly half think the Obama administration has reduced freedoms and that a notable majority think government is using technology to intrude into the lives of citizens – paint a picture of a nation on edge over what might come next," said Fritz Wenzel, director of the survey.
The nation is clearly divided along racial lines on the question of Obama's impact on personal freedom, as two out of three African Americans say there has been an increase but just one out of three whites saying the same thing. A majority of whites – 52 percent – said they have seen a decrease in freedoms, and 26 percent of blacks agreed. Almost half of Hispanics said there has been a "big decrease" in freedoms under Obama.



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

Looking at the future when all these things Obama is doing take effect...my answer is no. Actually I might as well say NO now, there is that pesky DHS thing, and guns and a rather nice knife for protection.



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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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This and That From SSgt. Steve


To see amazing VIDEO.......

Please CLICK HERE to see the magnificent Magical White Deer
Fantastic, the wonders of God's creations.




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Sung by Ed Montana " Obamanation" Six Pack Music


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......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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Marines Work to Build Airfield in Afghanistan



Expeditionary Airfield Marines, with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, place aluminum matting on the flightline on Camp Bastian, Afghanistan


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CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron-371 have been working diligently on the expansion of the airfield here. Once finished, it will be one of the largest airfields in the Marine Corps, with multiple interconnected taxiways and aircraft maintenance bays.

"The airfield is expanding to house the aircraft in support of Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan," said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ronald Neal, the officer-in-charge of the squadron's heavy equipment platoon. "Our Marines have been here for almost three months now and through sandstorms, hot weather, and aircraft flying over, they are here every day, Sunday to Sunday."

Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 are working alongside MWSS-371 in a combined effort to finish the airfield.

The team of MWSS-371 "Sand Sharks" working on this project is comprised of approximately 300 Marines and is broken down into two groups, the Heavy Equipment Platoon and the Expeditionary Airfield Platoon.

"We send out 90-man working crews on 12-hour shifts," said Neal. "Every day feels like a Monday."

From grating the soil, watering the soil, compacting the soil, and finally placing the aluminum matting, the airfield is built despite the inconsistent terrain.

"The hardest part of this project is the fact that we are building it from scratch," said Neal. "The ground preparation is most important."
"Even though we are not out on convoys and patrols, and that it might seem minimal to some, we know our hard work will make a difference in this war," said Lance Cpl. Joshua Martinez, a heavy equipment operator with MWSS-371.

This airfield is scheduled for completion later this summer and will be a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Marines of MWSS-371, whose home station is Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., and are here as members of Marine Aircraft Group 40, the aviation combat element of MEB-Afghanistan.


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

HUGE job doing something like this. Amazing all the things our troops do.


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Older Recruits Challenge Army and Vice Versa



Pfc. Shane Dixon, 38, right, gets advice from a fellow trainee half his age, Stephen Miles, 19, in basic training at Fort Sill, Okla.



Older Recruits Challenge Army and Vice Versa


FORT SILL, Okla.

Pfc. Shane Dixon is known as Old Dix. Specialist Jason Ness goes by Gramps. Pfc. Christopher Batson’s nom de boot camp is Pops. None of them are over 40, but to the 18-year-old soldiers in basic training here, they are as ancient as a first generation Xbox.

Yet in the three years since the Army raised its age limit for enlisting to 42, from 35, a steady stream of older recruits has joined the ranks, pushing creaky muscles through road training, learning to appreciate — or at least endure — Army chow and in some cases deploying to combat zones.

And while the number of such recruits, more than 3,800, is small by Army standards, the pace of over-35 enlistment jumped sharply in the first months of this year. Motives vary, from a yearning for midlife adventure to a desire to serve their country. But rising unemployment is also a major reason, say Army officials, recruiters and training officers.

“It’s a guaranteed job, as long as you go to work every day,” said Capt. Jared Auchey, company commander of the Army Experience Center in Philadelphia, who estimates that one in 10 of the enlistments at his high-tech marketing office are over 35. “There are no layoffs in the Army.”

The Army recruits about 80,000 soldiers a year, and the older recruits are having an impact even on basic training, Army officers say. At classes here, as many as one in seven soldiers are over 35, and many drill sergeants now look to the older soldiers as mentors, or proxy disciplinarians.

Staff Sgt. Arron Barnes, Fort Sill’s drill sergeant of the year in 2009, said the older recruits tended to bring technical skills and maturity, were easier to instruct and were often more committed than teenage soldiers.

“They contribute at a higher level because they have no other place to go,” Sergeant Barnes, 26, said. “This is their life.”

The older recruits are, however, injury prone. Rusty joints, forgotten injuries and slow-to-recover muscles cause the over-35 recruits to wash out of basic training at a somewhat higher rate than younger soldiers, said Lt. Col. Michael S. Patton, commander of a basic-training battalion here.

Specialist John D. Butts, 38, exemplifies the new breed. An aspiring writer who was a house painter outside Philadelphia for two decades, he lost his steady paycheck last November after the housing market crashed.

A part-time job at Blockbuster did not pay his rent, and when his landlord threatened to evict him, his girlfriend (now his wife) and her three teenage children, he decided radical action was required. He called an Army recruiter he had met recently and signed up for a three-year stint.

Despite years as a dedicated beer drinker and smoker, Specialist Butts made it through basic here at Fort Sill and is now training with an artillery unit that may head to South Korea this year. A tour in Afghanistan could be in the cards, he says.

Over the last two months, he has been yelled at by a 24-year-old drill sergeant, forced to inhale choking gas, done more push-ups than he cares to remember and patiently put up with wise-cracking 19-year-olds who forget to flush the toilet. So far, he has made the grade and is even considering a career in the military.

“I’ve just tried to keep my head down, keep my mouth shut and not wring necks,” Specialist Butts said.

The sagging economy, of course, has bolstered military recruiting at all age levels. But the older recruits represent a new, and perhaps more challenging, opportunity for the Army, the only service that accepts recruits over 35. (The maximum age is 35 in the Navy, 28 in the Marine Corps and 27 in the Air Force.)

It is not clear yet how well older soldiers handle the rigors of combat. The Army says it does not segregate older recruits in basic training and does not consider age when deciding where to assign or deploy them. Of the nearly 5,000 military personnel killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, about 600 have been over 35, most of them career soldiers. The oldest was 60-year-old Steven Hutchison, who served in Vietnam and retired from the Army in 1988 only to re-enlist in 2007 under a special program for retirees. Major Hutchison was killed last month in a bombing in Iraq.

During a break in marksmanship training at Fort Sill last week, several older soldiers said the economy had not been their only motivation for enlisting. “I didn’t want to be 75 and think back, ‘I wish I had joined the Army,’ ” said Pvt. Mark O’Brien, 36, a corrections officer from Portsmouth, N.H. “There’s nothing worse than regret.”

But for Private Batson, 35, the threat of layoffs was the driving force behind his joining. A mechanical engineer from Utah with five children, he was spared when his company laid off workers last year, but the close call worried him. Deciding he needed a fall-back option, he turned to the National Guard.

Now, if he is laid off and cannot find work, he figures he can go full time with the National Guard or the regular Army. In exchange for that job security, he says there is a good chance he will do a tour in Afghanistan.
“My natural priority is my family,” Private Batson said. “I’ll do anything I have to do to take care of them.”




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

I think this would only strengthen the Armed Forces. Each age group has something to share with the other and the experience of the older recruits would be valuable .


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793rd Military Police Battalion in Basra


Capt. Jay Cash, assistant operations officer with the 793rd Military Police Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Keith Curtis, the law enforcement professional for 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., inspect the Basra Provincial Police Headquarters during a key leader visit



793d MPs, IPs work to build forensic lab in Basra


By Staff Sgt. Carlos M. Burger II
2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., PAO


As Soldiers from the 793rd Military Police Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, toured the forensics crime laboratory at the Basra Provincial Police Headquarters May 27, they were instantly impressed and amazed by what they saw.

The laboratory was littered with ballistic evidence and dominated by high-powered microscopes. Some commented that the room looked more like a lab they would find in a stateside police station than what they were expecting in Iraq. Impressive as the room was, the Iraqi Police and 793d MPs know there is a long way to go before the building
reaches its full potential.

“Things are progressing and that’s good. I have seen the progress since we have started and the IP have come a long way,” said Capt. Jay Cash, assistant operations officer with the 793rd MP Bn.

The overall plan for the building consists of a complete overall of its infrastructure and security. Then the building has to pass a cleanliness test and the IP lab techni-=cians have become certified forensic specialists.

Once that’s completed, the last step is to move in more than $2.5 million worth of state-of-the-art forensic
equipment into the building, said Keith Curtis, the law enforcement professional for 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. The IP are already well on the way to meeting these requirements. Since the project began, the IP have removed four truck loads of rubbish from the area, cleaned the upper levels of the building and have sent seven of their lab technicians to Baghdad to become certified in forensic science, said Brigadier General Abed Kariem Gabar, chief operations officer for the provincial police forensics crime lab, through a translator.


He added that when his technicians return, they will be able to perform many levels of forensic operations, such as analyzing DNA, chemicals and explosive residue.

“We are building now, so everyone needs more (time), but we are learning (our jobs),” Kariem continued. One challenge the general continues to face, however is gaining the people’s confidence in forensic science. Fortunately, the IP recently arrested criminals accused of burglary and theft and the forensic team played a critical part leading up to their arrest. This seemly simple action went a long way to establishing the team’s credibility.


“We’ve faced some problems; before the people didn’t understand (what we do). We gained the trust of the people and we proved how important our role was,” Kariem said. As the Soldiers and IP parted ways, the general gave his thanks to the U.S. forces for their continued support in making both Basra province and Iraq a safer place for its citizens.




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So many culture differences, I am so proud of our troops. They really have so many things to work through just to be able to do what they are trained to do.


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June 17, 2009

Store Clerk Murdered; Customers Keep Shopping


GARY, Ind. (CBS)

A 26-year-old convenience store clerk was shot and killed in broad daylight in Gary, Ind., and police say witnesses stood by and did nothing. CBS 2's Pamela Jones reports there are critical clues that may help crack the case.

Police say one of the four men caught on surveillance video bursting into the clerk's booth at the convenience store was about to commit murder. The video shows a man in red run up an aisle and kick in the door to the booth. Within seconds, the clerk, Gurjeet Singh, was shot in the neck.

"It was senseless. And really all homicides are senseless but what we gather from this, there was very little resistance," said Gary Police Department Commander Anthony Titus. "It didn't have to end the way it did."

But Titus says what's even more senseless is the apparent inaction of bystanders standing near the front door almost the whole time.

Police say there were several customers walking around the store after the crime. But only one called 911 for help.

When asked what he finds most disturbing about the surveillance footage, Titus said, "The fact that people went in and out of the store and didn't call police. There is a man laying there. Nobody thinks to dial 911 or check to see if he's OK or anything."

Police want to talk to people who saw the four men at the mini-mart on 15th and Grant just before 5:20 p.m. Sunday.

At a news conference on Wednesday, community organizers demanded Gary police offer a reward for information about the case. They said the people of Gary needed financial incentive to come forward. Investigators said no reward was planned.

Investigators say two suspects were dressed in black shirts, like one man on the tape who looks to be holding a gun. The other two had red shirts. Police think they were driving a burgundy compact car.

"It's clear enough to the point that if you're familiar with that person, you'd be able to look at it and go, that's someone I know," Titus said.

Investigators hope someone who sees this video will be able to help bring Singh's family some closure. He was doing his job one minute and losing a fight for his life seconds later.



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

Some would think this is a racist comment; it is only reality.

Gary, Indiana is a virtually all-Black city. The perps were Black, the vic was not. There was no “don't move or we well shoot you,” He was simply killed as the opening act of this crime. In Gary, that's pretty much Ok, as long as the vic is not Black.

Look at how society accepts ACORN stealing on a grand scale, and getting away with it because they are Black

I truly hate to think that way, but history proves it. It is not right and sad too, but it is the truth.



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Carter Never Met a Terrorist He Did Not Like




Earlier Tuesday, Hamas said it foiled an attempt by Palestinian terrorists to assassinate former US president Jimmy Carter during his visit to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Palestinian sources told news agencies.

According to Palestinian sources, terrorists linked with al Qaida hid a number of improved explosive devices along a road that Carter's convoy was scheduled to travel on inside Gaza. Hamas forces reportedly uncovered the IEDs and destroyed them.

Ismail Shahwan, spokesman for the Hamas Ministry of the Interior, denied that an al Qaeda-linked group had planned to assassinate Carter.

Shawan said no explosives were discovered near the Erez border crossing. He said that the visit went according to the plan.

Earlier, Carter had been quoted as saying he was holding back tears when surveying the "deliberate destruction" in Gaza following Israel's Operation Cast Lead earlier this year, Israel Radio reported.




FOX News


Former President Jimmy Carter will urge the Obama administration to remove Hamas from the terrorist list, FOX News has learned.

Carter, a chief defender of the U.S.-designated terror group, said Tuesday he will meet with officials in the Obama administration in two days to discuss his latest trip to the Middle East.

Meanwhile, two Palestinian sources told FOX News that the group had discovered two roadside bombs planted near a crossing between Israel and Gaza on a path Carter's convoy took to meet with the group's leaders.

Carter was granted special waivers by the U.S. Secret Service allowing him to enter Gaza. Employees of the U.S. executive branch are not allowed into the strip since a roadside bomb killed three U.S. security personnel in 2003.

Carter was visiting with Hamas leaders to try to persuade them to accept the international community's conditions for ending its boycott of the Islamic militant group.

The international community has asked Hamas to recognize Israel, renounce violence and accept previous peace deals as part of ongoing efforts for Palestinians overall to acquire their own country. Hamas has refused.
Carter said he feels personally responsible that American weapons were used to fight in Gaza Strip last year, when Israeli Defense Forces entered the strip to stop the launch of rockets from there into Israel....



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

Why would any radical Islamic group try to kill Jimmah? He’s on THEIR side, after all.

Carter wants Hamas off the terrorist list???? What the heck is going on in this world!!!!


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House Republicans Draft Energy Bill With Heavy Focus on Nuclear Power


Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) delivers the Weekly Republican Address on the Republican Energy Plan, The American Energy Act.




House Republicans Draft Energy Bill With Heavy Focus on Nuclear Power

NY Times

House Republicans plan to introduce an energy bill on Wednesday as an alternative to the Democratic plan barreling toward a House vote this month.

The Republican proposal, drafted by a group led by Representative Mike Pence of Indiana, leans heavily on nuclear power, setting a goal of building 100 reactors over the next 20 years. No new nuclear plants have been ordered in the United States since 1978 because of the high cost of construction and uncertainty about regulatory approval.

The bill also provides incentives for increased oil and gas production on public and private lands and offshore. It would also authorize oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, a focus of 30 years of controversy in Congress.

The Republican measure does not include any mandatory cap on emissions of heat-trapping gases, relying instead on nuclear energy, natural gas and renewable fuels like wind, solar and biomass power to reduce production of the gases, which have been linked to global warming.

“This is an alternative that takes us in the direction of energy independence and a clean environment without the national energy tax being offered by the Democrats,” Mr. Pence said.

At forums around the country, he said, people expressed a desire for more energy from domestic sources and concern about rising fuel prices. “A minority in Congress plus the American people equals a majority,” he said.

Republican officials said they were intending to offer the proposal, known as the American Energy Act, as a substitute for the bill sponsored by Representatives Henry A. Waxman of California and Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats.


Republicans Introduce the American Energy Act


Mike Pence is one of the good guys, Like we were talking about yesterday and you suggestions were so awesome. Mike is another one I would add to the list of people that have consistantly taken a stand.




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

More Nuclear plants haven’t been built because of Democrats.

This is exactly what the Republicans need to do, not just say "No", but provide reasonable alternatives to the Socialists.




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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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In Country With Sandbox Sailors



Sandbox Sailors: In every clime, place … and uniform

Cpl. Thomas J. Hermesman

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand Province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

In the increasingly joint world of military operations, it is not uncommon to see uniforms of different services in the same formation, or even to see a Marine unit’s staff dotted with the pale gray of Army and Air Force uniforms.

Even so, three members of the Naval Medical Corps currently serving here symbolize just how far the Navy goes in providing “Sandbox Sailors” for joint support.

For Navy medical officers Lieutenants Dominick Fernandez, Diana Loffgren and Jessica Woody, serving in a joint-service environment is a daily reality that keeps them on the move, seeing the fight from different aspects.

Fernandez, from Sugarland, Texas, currently serves as the battalion surgeon and medical officer for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5, wearing a tri-color Navy desert uniform to work and spending his days providing medical support for the sailors deployed here.

This was not always the case for him. In 2007, he was attached to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. He stayed with the Marines through 2008, later serving with 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. There he wore the Marine Pattern digital utility uniform while providing medical support to his Devil Dogs.

“I love working with Marines, if the Marine Corps had medical personnel I would have probably gone to the green side,” said Fernandez. “But I am a sailor to the bone, so when I was working with Marines, I tried to wear my naval uniforms when the occasion arrived that I could.”

Loffgren, a Victoria, Texas, native, is currently the medical planner for the Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan. She’s had to adjust to more than just the uniform she wears to fit her current job.

“It is especially different being a female in the Navy and serving in a Marine Corps billet,” Loffgren said. “Still, with the camaraderie that comes with living and training with Marines all the time, we are as much a part of the team as anyone.”

As members of the Department of the Navy, Marines and sailors often interact with each other, but for Woody, a Clovis, Calif., native, her world in Afghanistan has opened up a new paradigm.

When she wakes up in the morning and goes to work as the administrative medical officer at the Camp Bastion U.K. Hospital, she wears a U.S. Army Combat Uniform.

“It’s funny when I see Marines and sailors everyday and they have to look at me once or twice to really get that my uniform says U.S. Navy, not Army,” Woody explained. “It’s like going back to boot camp, learning all the different ranks and getting used to them.”

In the adjustments needed when a member of one service moves to work with another, things change to fit that specific service such as personnel, missions and training. While working as a doctor with the Marines, Fernandez said, his medical staff was much larger and ready to handle the number of casualties that can arise from the expeditionary nature and combat-oriented missions of a Marine unit. Now that he is back to his naval roots and working with Seabees, his staff makes less of a footprint.

“Even though the force I was with on the MEU was smaller, we had 60 corpsmen ready to handle any medical situation. Now with an even bigger Navy unit, I only have 10 corpsmen on hand,” he said.

The life in an expeditionary unit like the MEU is very different than that of normal deploying unit, Fernandez said. On a MEU, service members live aboard the ship, day in and day out, traveling around conducting operations in many different places. With a force like the Seabees, Fernandez said deployment is different because the forces fly straight to a destination and stay there the entire time, performing one single mission.

“We had a greater breath of operations with the MEU, and the area we covered was much greater than any other type of deployable force,” he said.

Even so, Fernandez said the opportunity to become a jack-of-all-trades is definitely out there.

“This is one of the most diverse jobs in the military; you could be jumping out of planes with the airborne soldiers or going under with a sub or flying into a combat zone on a Huey. We get to do it all,” said Fernandez.

His “desert shipmates” echoed the sentiment.

“It’s nice to know that you can eventually move to not only another unit, but to another branch of service, billet, location; there are a lot of ways that this job stays interesting,” said Loffgren.



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

Cool name Sandbox Sailors !

This story kind of reminded me of how part of Nicholas service after being on the Carrier, in the Navy he spent the last part of his service on an Air Force base working in the climatic hanger there and also putting parachutes together. He liked the climatic hanger but he said a person could only stay inside for a few minutes at a time.


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“Honor their Service"~ 2nd Annual "Troop-a-thon” ~ Reminder



The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has generously agreed to host Move America Forward’s campaign to send the largest ever shipment of care packages to our troops serving overseas.

“We are extremely privileged and excited that the Reagan Library has agreed let us use their facilities to film the program,” said Ben Mathis, of Mathis Entertainment, who was brought on by MAF to produce “Honor Their Service”. “Not only is it a perfect setting for our incredible line-up of guests, but it is fitting and an honor to be associated with a president that was so strong on national security and cared deeply for our troops.”

“Honor Their Service”, Move America Forward’s 2nd annual “Troopathon”, will be held on June 25th and is a telethon-style broadcast aimed at raising funds for the largest care-package shipment in history to our troops. Participating in the event will be stars such as Rush Limbaugh, Jon Voight, Mark Levin, President George H.W. Bush, Laura Ingraham to name a few.

This venue is also fitting considering the fact that President Reagan’s favorite candy, Jelly Bellys, are included in every care-package sent to the troops. In fact, first lady Nancy Reagan lent her support to Move America Forward’s “Candy Diplomacy” campaign aimed at bringing 100,000 bags of “American goodwill” to the children of Iraq and Afghanistan.

On June 25th, 2009, Move America Forward, the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, will be hosting its 2nd annual “Troopathon”. The event will be hosted by Melanie Morgan from San Francisco’s KSFO Radio and Andrew Breitbart, who runs Breitbart.TV, and the “Big Hollywood” blog.

The goal of the project is to send care packages to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. During the 8-hour event that will be broadcast on the internet, radio and TV, viewers are encouraged to sponsor care packages for the troops as the guests and hosts discuss various topics related to supporting our troops



Troopathon


Vice President Dick Cheney to Appear on Troopathon!
Move America Forward’s ‘Troopathon’
Web-Based Telethon to Send Care Packages to Troops

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will appear on the Move America Forward telethon-style broadcast to support American troops deployed in the War on Terror. This will be the second annual telethon to provide care packages and personal messages to the troops.

The ‘troopathon’ is an 8-hour program with a telethon format broadcast primarily online via Ustream.tv. Viewers will be encouraged to donate online or by phone for care packages to be shipped to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with personal messages from the donors. A similar effort last year raised approximately $1.6 million.

“We’re thrilled and honored to have Vice President Cheney join us in support of our fighting men and women,” said Melanie Morgan, who will co-host the program with Hollywood conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart. “We have a golden opportunity here to break last year’s record and produce a huge outpouring of support for our troops, and Vice President Cheney’s assistance will be key to our success.”
Cheney, also a former Secretary of Defense, has been a prominent voice on military and national security topics throughout his career. He recently gave a major address at the American Enterprise Institute which coincided with a speech by President Obama, which many saw as a reaction to Cheney’s recent public appearances.
Other guests already confirmed for the program include talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh, Hollywood star Jon Voight, musician John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting and blogger Michelle Malkin. Many more guests are yet to be announced.

The program will run from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm PST and will be broadcast live from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

More information and frequent updates on guests and plans for the event are available at www.Troopathon.org.



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Rush Limbaugh to Participate in MAF’s “Honor Their Service”

Move America Forward

Conservative and talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh has committed to honor our military troops by participating in Move America Forward’s campaign to send the largest ever shipment of care packages to our troops serving overseas…

...Mr. Limbaugh has been a loyal and committed supporter of our brave military men and women over the years and his continued dedication to Move America Forward speaks to that point.



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

I posted about this a couple of weeks ago and it is important to remember this date. Thank you Mark for the reminder. I hope they get a totally awesome response to this, they did great last year.


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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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Punkin and Abbey A Story To Share



Rush and his cat Punkin


Rush and Abbey ( the puppy )


Rush's girlfriend got a puppy an old English sheepdog named Abbey. Rush has a cat named Punkikn that he has spoken of many times on his show.

I thought you might get a kick out of reading about his new adventure of the puppy named Abbey and Punkin. This is from his show yessterday. When you see the word 'interruption' it is from one of Rush's staff asking him a question. Katie is Rush's girlfriend.

RUSH: Yesterday ( Monday) I posted on the website three pictures of our new little puppy, an old English sheepdog by the name of Abbey, 12 weeks old. They were cute little pictures, cute little dog. Everybody who has dogs understands. This is an exuberant little puppy, curious about everything, already loyal, already devoted. But I got a lot of questions from people: "What about Punkin? Have you just thrown Punkin away? Have you thrown Punkin overboard? What about Punkin?" No. Punkin is fine and dandy. I even mentioned this a little bit. Punkin is fine with the new dog.

It was actually kind of funny, because Punkin will be 11, in August, and she'd never seen a dog until this one. She had never seen a dog, except on TV, and she didn't know that she was watching TV when she was watching TV contrary to what -- (interruption) she doesn't know how to hate. My cat is not a hater. My cat is like every other cat, a superior being, indifferent to most everything, very loyal to me, but couldn't care less about anything.

We just wanted Punkin to be able to whiff the scent. This is what I've been told by all the experts to do. If it's another cat or a dog, let it get a whiff of the scent, but don't let the cat see the intruder. Do that a couple, three days, get them used to the scent, which is what happened. And then, quite by accident, we're in the library with the new puppy, and in strolls Punkin.

I said to Katie, "Here's what's going to happen." I know exactly what's going to happen here. When these two meet, the cat's going to walk in the room, and Abbey ( the puppy), is going to go absolutely bonkers that there's an animal in the room, going to go running around like an absolute teenager with all this boundless energy, running around, a little moaning, a little barking and so forth, go up and try to sniff the cat. And the cat, Punkin, is going to look at this new creature just as you would look at a rambunctious four-year-old, like, "Ah, what have I gotta be bothered with this for?" And that's exactly what happened.

Punkin looked at this new dog like, "Ah, gee, what the hell is this?" She just sat there and stared at it like, "You little idiot, when are you going to calm down and stop making all this racket here in my house?" So then finally the dog got up the courage to get close to Punkin and start doing the sniff routine and I wish I had the camera to show you this, I wish I'd had the camera but I was too busy standing guard. I had to make sure that nothing happened here. I was the guard, I did not have any camera with me and I was afraid if I left the scene to go get the camera the puppy would follow me. So we haven't got any pictures of this yet, but the puppy kinda tiptoes up and starts sniffing around and Punkin just sits there and takes it and so forth.

Then Punkin gets up and the puppy starts sniffing the rear end and I said, "Uh-oh, no, this could be problematic," but it wasn't. I was stunned. I was literally stunned. But then all of a sudden out of nowhere Punkin turned around and hissed. Bam, that dog made a beeline, a 180 in the opposite direction and then tiptoed back and Punkin finally got tired of it and left and went back up to her room.


So later we followed. We took the dog up to Punkin's rooms and Punkin was in her hammock. I have a little cat toy that's a hammock and she's sitting in it with one paw out. The dog sniffs and Punkin does not leave the hammock. She just looks at the dog like it's the biggest idiot on the face of the earth. The dog goes in and starts eating some of Punkin's food. Punkin walks out of the hammock and sees this. After the dog finishes she goes in and sniffs some of the food, I go, "Ah no, now the food's corrupted. Punkin's not going to eat this," but she did. So the bottom line is they get along fine. They get along famously well, which was surprising to me. It was fun to watch.

Punkin's a good cat, what can I tell you? She starts doing something, I say, "No," she looks at me like, "Screw you," and leaves anyway.

If you understand one simple truth then you'll have no problem mixing cats and dogs in your house. Dogs have masters and cats have staff. Once you understand that -- you can't make a cat be a dog or vice-versa -- then everything's cool, everything's fine.

Mark Levin just sent me a very insulting note. Levin said, "I just saw pictures of your new puppy. Looks like Obama's dog." And I was insulted. Obama's dog has a tail; it's a Portuguese Water Dog; it was given to him by Senator Kennedy. Senator Kennedy has a Portuguese Water Dog named Splash. I kid you not.

Our dog is an Old English Sheepdog, much, much, much nicer. I don't want to put down Portuguese Water Dogs, but I mean to have my dog compared to Obama's, that was a bit much. (interruption) What do you mean, notice how quickly it became "our" dog? Well, I love the little thing. It's our dog. I do, I love him. What's wrong with it being our dog? I was there when we picked it up. You know, I didn't leave it. You know, I got a big yard. It's going to be a big dog, let it run around there. I'm not like some fathers, you know, leave the waiting room and head out and have a cigar and so forth. I was there the moment of delivery.



Wild Thing's comment.....

I thought you might like to read this, it is a nice break from politics and the horrible O.


LMAO I love how he tells this story, it is wonderful, delightful. Animals bring such joy and now more then ever we need them in our lives. That is cute too how his best friend Mark Levin kidded him about his dog Abbey looking like Obama's . hahaha

I wonder if Punkin will do what our cat Missy does. She walks up to Sebastian our dog, puts one paw on his forehead and then proceeds to clean his face, like, she doesn't want him to be a mess or intidy. haha He just lays there and let's her do whatever she wants. heh heh

Or she will walk up to him, bop him on the head and when he gets up she runs down the hall lilke come and chase me you need some exercise. hahaha


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AG Holder Urges New Hate Crimes Law


Eric Holder, Obama choice for Attorney General, when questioned on his recommendation to President Clinton that 16 unrepentent FALN terrorist be pardoned claimed that that decision was “reasonable”. These terrorists were linked to over 130 bombings and other violent crimes.

So taking this into account, and to think that the right wingers, Veterans, etc. are what more dangerous then the terrorist group Faln????? God help us all. ~ Wild Thing


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AG Holder urges new hate crimes law

USA Today

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that recent killings show the need for a tougher U.S. hate crimes law to stop "violence masquerading as political activism."

"Over the last several weeks, we have witnessed brazen acts of violence, committed in places that many would have considered unthinkable," Holder told the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.


WHOM TO PROTECT? Christian conservatives fight expansion of hate-crimes law

He cited separate attacks over a two-week period that killed a young soldier, an abortion provider and a guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Federal agents and prosecutors are already involved in the local investigations of each attack.

The violence, he said, "reminds us of the potential threat posed by violent extremists and the tragedy that ensues when reasoned discourse is replaced by armed confrontation."

In order to stop that violence, he said, Congress should pass an updated version of hate crimes legislation, in order to more effectively prosecute those who commit violent attacks based on gender, disability, or sexual orientation.

The growing number of hate crimes against Hispanics also shows the need for tougher laws, Holder said.

"We will not tolerate murder, or the threat of violence, masquerading as political activism," Holder said. "So let me be clear, the Justice Department will use every tool at its disposal to protect the rights ensured under our Constitution."

Earlier, a leading civil rights coalition says there has been an increase in white supremacist activity since the election of the first African-American president.

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund reported Tuesday that the economic downturn and fear of immigrants also contributed to the increase.

The report comes a week after a white supremacist killed a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Museum.

The coalition reported the U.S. now averages a hate crime nearly every hour of every day. A special concern is the rising number of hate crimes committed against Hispanics and gays.



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

No mention of the US soldiers shot and one killed by an Islamic terrorist.

If hate were indeed a crime, Eric Holder is guilty as sin. And Eric, your fellow ‘Rats in Congress didn’t seem to feel it was appropriate to give our men and women in uniform those same protections. Wonder why, Eric?

Liberal Solution to all problems make more laws.

Let's get to the truth of the matter - this is simply an end run to circumvent freedom of speech. It is to make giving an opposing opinion from the common liberal ideal as being a crime.


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Putin Slams Obama Tax Proposal



Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin shows his new car, a locally-produced Niva SUV, to the media in his Black Sea residence in Sochi, southern Russia. Photo by AP.



Putin Slams Obama Tax Proposal

Moscow Times

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday criticized U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on U.S. companies' foreign operations, saying it would amount to double taxation that will hurt the global economy.

"This is a serious decision for the world economy," Putin said at a meeting of the Presidium, the government said on its web site. "If taxes are imposed on all companies working abroad, then it will mean the total destruction of the system for avoiding double taxation."

Putin instructed Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin to hold discussions on the plan with Obama's administration.

Kudrin met with finance ministers from the Group of Eight over the weekend and signed an agreement with Italy outlining a system for avoiding double taxation.

Obama has proposed canceling a provision of the tax code that allows foreign subsidiaries of U.S. corporations to defer tax payments on money that is reinvested in local operations.

"It's a tax code that says you should pay lower taxes if you create a job in Bangalore, India, than if you create one in Buffalo, New York," he said in May, referring to the current state of the U.S. tax code, media reported.

Obama is scheduled to make his first official visit to Moscow on July 6-8.


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

It’s pretty bad when the leader of a nation like Russia is saying this to the president of the USA. The funny thing is he may do it himself but he does not want the US to go socialist.

Putin has seized many companies, and likely ordered the murder of some former CEOs, one such case in London with radioactive poison of some kind. Was it two or three years ago, something like that.


There is a difference though, I can't see Putin wanting to destroy his country. He has no chip on his shoulder about the Russian Flag, the Russian anthem, and probably doesn't hate his military .......yes there is a difference.

Obama has every intenion of destroying America and making one that he wants, the socialist, communist, marxist model. And throw in the Muslims and who knows Shira law as well by the time he is done.


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June 16, 2009

ABC Helps Promote FOX News as ABC Become Full Blown Obama Propaganda Machine





ABC TURNS PROGRAMMING OVER TO OBAMA; NEWS TO BE ANCHORED FROM INSIDE WHITE HOUSE

Via Drudge Report

Tue Jun 16 2009 08:45:10 ET

On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care -- a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm!

Highlights ( they should call it LOWLIGHTS ~ Wild Thing) on the agenda:

ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House.

The network plans a primetime special -- 'Prescription for America' -- originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on the debate.

The Director of Communications at the White House Office of Health Reform is Linda Douglass, who worked as a reporter for ABC News from 1998-2006.

Late Monday night, Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Ken McKay fired off a complaint to the head of ABCNEWS:

Dear Mr. Westin:

As the national debate on health care reform intensifies, I am deeply concerned and disappointed with ABC's astonishing decision to exclude opposing voices on this critical issue on June 24, 2009. Next Wednesday, ABC News will air a primetime health care reform “town hall” at the White House with President Barack Obama. In addition, according to an ABC News report, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, WORLD NEWS, NIGHTLINE and ABC’s web news “will all feature special programming on the president’s health care agenda.” This does not include the promotion, over the next 9 days, the president’s health care agenda will receive on ABC News programming.

Today, the Republican National Committee requested an opportunity to add our Party's views to those of the President's to ensure that all sides of the health care reform debate are presented. Our request was rejected. I believe that the President should have the ability to speak directly to the America people. However, I find it outrageous that ABC would prohibit our Party's opposing thoughts and ideas from this national debate, which affects millions of ABC viewers.

In the absence of opposition, I am concerned this event will become a glorified infomercial to promote the Democrat agenda. If that is the case, this primetime infomercial should be paid for out of the DNC coffers. President Obama does not hold a monopoly on health care reform ideas or on free airtime. The President has stated time and time again that he wants a bipartisan debate. Therefore, the Republican Party should be included in this primetime event, or the DNC should pay for your airtime.

Respectfully,
Ken McKay
Republican National Committee
Chief of Staff

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ABCNEWS Senior Vice President Kerry Smith on Tuesday responded to the RNC complaint, saying it contained 'false premises':

"ABCNEWS prides itself on covering all sides of important issues and asking direct questions of all newsmakers -- of all political persuasions -- even when others have taken a more partisan approach and even in the face of criticism from extremes on both ends of the political spectrum. ABCNEWS is looking for the most thoughtful and diverse voices on this issue.
"ABCNEWS alone will select those who will be in the audience asking questions of the president. Like any programs we broadcast, ABC News will have complete editorial control. To suggest otherwise is quite unfair to both our journalists and our audience."




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

I will be busy that night I think it is the night I clean out my kitty litter.

ABC = All Barack Channel

So the Ministry of Obama-ganda says All of your News Agencies belong to us now. And Barack HUSSEIN Obama wants everyone to party like its 1984.

NBC and CBS will now try even harder to please Obama. Expect more groveling.

This says it all, there is only ONE network left that is fair and balanced and gives the news, and for the most part lets us decide what is true or not. Unlike ALL the others that deal ONLY in propaganda for socialism and the Obama agenda to destroy our wonderful America.

Whiner whiner pants on fire ( I wish! ) What a FREAKING LIar he is! The most dangerous man in America, the Muslim loving,friend of terrorists B. Hussin HO-Bama.

Video of Obama: Fox news Entirely Devoted To Attacking My Administration




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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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Sarah Palin, the 21st Century 'It' Girl



Governor Sarah Palin, with Jeff Roy, National Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, pins the Purple Heart Medal on Wayne Stackhouse, with his wife, Ilene by his side. Also pictured, the Operation Denali climbing team, who begin their ascent of North America's tallest mountain on June 1, 2009. ~ This photo is from Gov.Sarah Palin's website. ~ Wild Thing




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Sarah Palin, the 21st Century 'It' Girl

The American Thinker

By Jay Valentine

The best and the brightest on the left go into politics. The best on the right run their own businesses. So it is no surprise that the left is far more adept, even expert at the art of hardball politics. And they are telling us something profound.

The left is telling us something many feel, many find as a hunch, that Sarah Palin is the most dangerous threat to the Obama administration with no close second. The left is telling us this by their "over the top" attacks. Not just the Letterman assaults, but the constant barrage of grievances filed against her in Alaska. The attacks every day on Palin for no apparent reason -- except that the left seems to see her quite differently from any Republican candidate. A difference of kind, not of degree.

They would never do this to Romney, Huckabee or Newt, at least not to this level. There is a clear reason -- these guys couldn't fill up a high school stadium unless they were giving out free beer.

What is the Sarah difference? Well, it's not the issues, at least that is not all of it. It is the charisma factor. Charisma is not learned, it is innate. One is born with it and no amount of training can inject it. Jack Kennedy had it. So did Reagan. Now Obama. Out of the thousands of politicians who have come and gone over the last generation, not one other person has shown "it."

Money is no longer the life blood of politics. Charisma is. Charisma can raise money overnight; money far beyond what a tired, inarticulate incumbent can raise from rich donors.

When you have "it," the conventional rules no longer apply. Reagan was vilified in 1976 and few thought he could ever be president. No matter how the liberals berated him as a "dumb actor" who made chimp movies and the actor who never got the girl, he just looked the American people in the eye, gave them a dose of common sense and it was over. Carter went on to build low income houses and a life of obscurity punctuated by mischief.

The street fighting, world class, lifelong political experts of the left see "it" and it makes them crazy. They went crazy for Obama; they are going crazy for Palin, although in the other direction.

Palin could fill a stadium if she were reciting a cookbook. But she isn't. She is delivering common sense to an electorate that is becoming ever more jaded every day with the Obama nonsense. Miranda rights for terrorists? $4 trillion deficit?

Look at the blow she delivered with one phrase about "styrofoam columns" and imagine what she can do with the material Obama has recently given her.

Opposing Palin's values has no payoff for the left. They oppose those values for any conservative. They have to destroy her. And that is her power because they can't destroy her.

Whenever she chooses, she will take her first trip to Iowa to campaign for some obscure congressional candidate, and when she does, the liberal media cannot ignore the screaming crowds. And they will not be crowds manufactured by an advance team. They will be fired up mothers, working people who do not want to pay for deadbeats' mortgages, people who are now going to grass roots tea parties.

The television age gives "it," charisma, more power than ever before. Charisma is magnified through television. How else to explain how a 2 year senator few knew could derail Hillary in a few months. How else to explain how an anti-charisma John McCain, someone television does not flatter or magnify, saw his crowds surge when Palin was next to him. Palin, an obscure, unknown governor of our most distant and most unknown state, walked onto the national stage and ignited a burst of energy that may well have taken McCain over the top, until his Queeg-like pausing of his campaign to work on a financial crisis and then vote for a bailout.

The landscape is now quite different. There are tens of millions of people who never voted for Obama, telling their friends "don't blame me." There is a growing number who did vote for Obama who have lost their jobs at car dealerships, who have not found work yet even after the massive spending, and there are those who just say "...this is not the change I had in mind."

Some thought McCain would be the anti-charisma candidate against the charisma candidate and that would work. Now we may be lining up for the common sense charisma campaign against the nonsense charisma.

The left is telling us something and they are the experts. They are telling us not to make Palin the conservative candidate because if we do, it will be humiliating. I agree with them and I take them at their word.

It will be the undoing of Obama, and it may be overwhelming.


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


Great article!!!!

"They have to destroy her. And that is her power because they can't destroy her. "

Who else on the right does the left go after with such mouth frothing intensity, other than Sarah Palin?

Limbaugh abd Dick Cheney, but ElRushbo is not a politician and VP Dick Cheney won't be running for Office either.

You can know more about an individual by who their enemies are than any other indicator. Sarah scares the hell out of 'em, because she's Reagan in a skirt!

Sarah, take it to the people directly. Live and unedited and we can take our country back.

The writer of this article is correct, the left is telegraphing their fear of Sarah. They can’t help themselves as they realize she has the ability to completely circumvent the media with her communication skills so their ability to manipulate and destroy is extremely limited. And the GOP beltway handlers are furious because she’s snubbing their advances as they attempt to hitch a ride on her rising star. She doesn’t need’em.

Letterman is the latest idiot to find out about her appeal but he won’t be the last. The nastiness directed at her will increase coming not only from the libtards but the Vichys as well. But it won’t make any difference she’s way too tough and I think many of them are starting to realize the fact.


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

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


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Obama told us don't take Netanyahu seriously'





'U.S. told us don't take Netanyahu seriously'

Senior Palestinian official declares Obama's promises are 'what counts'

wnd

By Aaron Klein

The Palestinian Authority has received signs from the U.S. that it should not take seriously Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent major address, according to a top PA official speaking to WND.

Nimer Hamad, senior political adviser to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, also said the PA is not concerned about Netanyahu's policies since Abbas relies on American support for key Palestinian demands.

During Netanyahu's speech Sunday, the Israeli leader called for a demilitarized Palestinian state and said Jerusalem would always be united under Jewish sovereignty.

Hamad countered: "No matter what is the position of the Israeli government and no matter what are the statements of Netanyahu, what counts is what was promised to us by Obama, which is totally the opposite of Netanyahu's positions."
"We received encouraging signs from the Americans that we should not take seriously into consideration Netanyahu's speech," Hamad said.
Hamad said the Obama administration holds views that strongly differ from Netanyahu's.
The U.S. is committed to the evacuation of settlements (in the West Bank)," he said. "We know from what we understand that also Jerusalem will be determined in the final negotiations that will take place on the basis of an international community that doesn't recognize eastern Jerusalem as part of the state of Israel."
The Abbas adviser claimed the Obama administration "understands that the Israeli policy is dangerous not only for the region but also for the U.S."
Hamad said Netanyahu's speech was "destructive for the peace process."
He surmised the Israeli leader's statements were "in the first level directed to his partners in the government and the radicals in Israel."

Separately, a top PA official, speaking to WND from Ramallah on condition his name be withheld, said the Palestinians "never felt strong like we are feeling now."

That PA official claimed the Palestinians "never felt like we had a sympathetic administration like there is now in Washington"


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

OMG unbelievable! : First Imam Obama al-Husseini!!!

"what counts is what was promised to us by Obama, which is totally the opposite of Netanyahu's positions."

Oh ok then I guess that is all settled. Their "religion" of Islam teaches them to lie, that it is ok to lile.. So let's see they are Muslims, Obama is a Muslim......that just make it hard when making a business deal or promise like Obama has promiised his Muslim brothers so many things.

What a difference, I remember my Dad telling about how he made a lot of business dealings with just a handshake, that a man's word was who that man was and how important it was.

LOL Obama would not know about that knid of honor.




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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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Out Of GITMO the Uighurs Bask in Bermuda



Seaside leisure: Khelil Mamut, Ablakim Turahun, and Salahidin Abdulahat (left to right) enjoy butter pecan ice cream at a local Hamilton shop


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Former Guantanamo detainee Khelil Mamut, right, watches boats pass from a lawn overlooking the sea at the cottage where he and other former detainees are staying, in a suburb of Hamilton, on on the island of Bermuda, Monday, June 15, 2009


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Life in paradise as Guantanamo Four take a dip, eat ice cream, and plan first Uighur restaurant in British territory of Bermuda

Daily Mail.co.uk

They look like ordinary tourists as they stroll along the seafront on the British territory of Bermuda, but these four men are far from regular sunseekers for they have spent the last seven years locked up in Guantanamo Bay.

The former terror suspects are Uighurs - members of China's Muslim Turkic-speaking minority - and hail from a rugged province in the far west of the country.



Salahidin Abdulahat takes a dip in the Atlantic ocean off the shore near Hamilton


They were detained by the Americans, who eventually determined they were not a threat to the United States. But because no country volunteered to take them and it was feared they would be detained and tortured if they were returned to China, the men were left in limbo.

Now they have been given a chance by officials in the millionaire's playground - an island paradise that doubles as one of the wealthiest countries in the world.

And already they have dreams of opening the first Uighur restaurant.

Embracing the delights of their new island home, the Uighurs have already taken a sunset swim and caught a fish at their first attempt at fishing. They have also reverted to their real names after using pseudonyms since leaving China.

They encountered a fisherman while walking along the beach and became curious about the art of fishing, their lawyer said.

The man offered to teach them, and one of the former prisoners, Khelil Mamut, tossed a line into the ocean. He caught a 10-inch fish to the cheers of the other men, she said.

Government liaison Glenn Brangman later took them swimming and watched as they climbed the rocks and jumped into the ocean like he did as a boy.

'Normally Bermudians test the temperature of the water,' he said. 'But they just went to the edge and jumped straight in.'
'When we didn't have any country to accept us, when everybody was afraid of us ... Bermuda had the courage and was brave enough to accept us,' said Abdulla Abdulgadir, who at 30 is the youngest of the four men who relished their first weekend of freedom in seven years.
'We are not moving anywhere,' he said.

He and his companions have traded drab prison jumpsuits for comfortable cotton pants and knit shirts, and razor wire-encircled jail compounds for beach cottages, where they are staying at U.S. taxpayers' expense.

They hope to quickly find jobs in Bermuda - one of the world's wealthiest places because of its financial and insurance sector - and eventually start families.


The four Uighurs (pronounced WEE'-gurs) also have immediate priorities, such as learning to drive, scuba dive and bowl, said Glenn Brangman, a former military official who is helping reintroduce them to the world outside prison.

'I told them one step at a time,' Mr Brangman said. 'They're beginning to live all over again.'

The latest developments have sparked a rash of jokes with Bermuda's tourism slogan 'feel the love' satirically changed to 'Bermuda, it don't GITMO better than this'.

Thirteen other Uighurs at Guantanamo are hoping to move to the Pacific island nation of Palau.

Today the European Union said it was ready to help Barack Obama 'turn the page' on Guantanamo by taking in detainees - though it did not specify how many or which countries would do so.

All of the Uighurs were captured in Pakistan and Afghanistan as suspected allies of the Taliban and al-Qaeda. But the men claimed they had only fled oppression by China and were never enemies of the U.S.


'We only have one enemy, and that's the Chinese,' one of the men, Ablikim Turahun, told a military tribunal in 2004.

'They have been torturing us and killing us all: old, young, men, women, little children and unborn children.'U.S. officials eventually declared the Uighurs innocent of any wrongdoing and authorized their release, but they couldn't be sent back to China because U.S. law forbids deporting someone to a country where they are likely to face torture or persecution.




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

This all goes right along with Obama's reaction to 9-11 and how he felt badly for the Muslims beniig driven to do such a thing, that the US had been so mean to Muslims.


We must remember this:


source

That all four of the Uighurs admitted during their combatant status review tribunals (CSRTs) at Gitmo that they received training in the Taliban’s Afghanistan. And all four of them received this training at an ETIM/TIP terrorist training facility in Tora Bora, a key area once controlled by the Taliban and al Qaeda. Three of the four Uighurs transferred to Bermuda also admitted that they had firsthand ties to senior terrorists such as Hassan Mahsum and Abdul Haq – the leaders of the ETIM/TIP. Haq was recently designated an al Qaeda terrorist by the Obama administration’s Treasury Department, which noted that he is also a member of al Qaeda’s elite Shura council. Mahsum was killed in a Taliban and al Qaeda stronghold in northern Pakistan in 2003.



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Iran Election Protests Draws Responses Around the World


Remember what Obama said just this last Saturday June 13th.

Obama Takes Credit for "Robust Debate" in Iranian Sham Election

"....after the speech that I, uh, made in Cairo we tried to send a clear message that we think there is the possibility of change, uhhh, aaaand -- ehhh, yuh-- oh -- Ultimately the election is for the Iranians to decide, uh, but, uh, just a-as has been true in Lebanon, what's, uh -- can be true in Iran as well is that you're seeing people looking at new possibilities. And, uh, whoever, uh, ends up winning, uh, the election in Iran, uh, the fact that there's been a robust debate hopefully will help, uh, advance our ability to engage them in new ways."


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This phot below is of a man shot by pro-government militia near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 15, 2009.

* Also The Guardian is also reporting that 12 Iranian students killed in crackdown after violent clashes.

* And this: TEHRAN, Iran (AFP) Eight people were killed and several wounded in the incident


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Iran is spinning out of control. On the surface it is a hopeful sign. But the bottom line is the Presidency is not the highest office in Iran. The mullahs are in charge. The election is a show .....Mousavi was as radical as Ahmadinejad, but smoother. Nothing would have changed. The Islamic Republic of Iran is going nuclear and annihilationist.
H/T Atlas Shrugs


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The Muslim in the Oval Office responds....


Yesterday Monday June 15th

Unrest in Iran forces President Obama's hand

Politico

“I am deeply troubled by the violence that I’ve been seeing on television,” Obama said Monday, more than two days after protests began to break out Saturday in Tehran. “I think that the democratic process, free speech, the ability of people to peacefully dissent — all of those are universal values and need to be respected, and whenever I see violence perpetrated on people who are peacefully dissenting, and whenever the American people see that, I think they are rightfully troubled.”


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GERMANY

“The German government is very concerned about the current situation,” Merkel said Monday in Berlin.

She strongly criticized the “wave of arrests” during the demonstrations and the fact that foreign media were being hampered from reporting on the developments. Allegations of election fraud called for a “transparent investigation,” she said.


FRANCE

Sarkozy condemns Iran’s “violence directed at demonstrators”

Nicolas Sarkozy, president of France, today “condemned the violence directed at demonstrators” in Iran and called for Iran to shed “full light” on the result of the presidential election, AFP reports.

In a strongly-worded released statement, Sarkozy said he “condemned the violence directed at demonstrators, the arrest of opposition members and political figures, restrictions on public liberties, freedom of expression and communication and the constraints imposed on Iranian and foreign nationals.”

“It would be unacceptable if vote-rigging had falsified the result of the elections, against the democratically-expressed will of the Iranian people,” Sarkozy said in a statement, adding: “Full light must be shed on this situation.”


UK

Brown: Iranians deserve democracy

Iran’s leaders have “serious questions” to answer over the disputed presidential election, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said today amid growing protests in Tehran.


CANADA

“The government of Canada calls for freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Iran, and urges the country to fully respect all of its human rights obligations, both in law and in practice. We also continue to call on Iran to comply immediately with its legal obligations concerning its nuclear program.”


UN

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging Iran’s leaders to respect the will of their people as they investigate allegations of fraud in Friday’s presidential election.



EU

EU urges Iran to clarify election outcome

The European Union’s 27 member states are to issue a joint call on Iran to clarify President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s landslide election victory, Spain’s foreign minister said on Monday.

“There is a need to clarify the situation and to express our concern that a sector of the population are having difficulties in expressing its opinion,” Miguel Angel Moratinos told reporters after talks in Luxembourg with EU counterparts.

“The Iranian people deserves to have its voice heard, and we call for a fully transparent investigation into electoral discrepancies,” Cannon said in a statement.

Sources for the above quotes:

Deutsche World

Washington TV ( clilck for English translation)

The Montreal Gazette


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

I can't stand it, he is soooo such a bore when he speaks. Can you imagine this jerk going through a drive through and having to order. The vehicles behind him would be backed up for blocks while Obama was still on his first dozen UH- Uh- UH- Uh's.

One of the reasons I truly believe this guy is a plant is because we were told over and over by dems and even a lot of republicans what a great speaker he was, how charismatic he was......... hello, he doesn't have a charismatic bone his entire body.

“It would be wrong to remain silent, so I’m not.”

Brilliant. Right up there with “we shall fight them on the beaches, we shall fight them on the streets, we shall never surrender.” Somebody probably sat up late last night writing that one.



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Great US Coast Guard Video




This is a really good video of our awesome US Coast Guard.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO

The Coast Guard motto is "Semper Paratus", Latin for "Always Ready" or "Always Prepared".




Wild Thing's comment......

The Coast Guard is really amazing, they do so many things and I always wished the representatives from the Coast Guard and Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy all of them would get the chance to go to schools across our country and share with the students the various things that each branch does. That would be like a dream come true if that could happen.

Especially since we know teachers sure as heck don't do this kind of thing.




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.....Thank you Chief.


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


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NKorea Warns of Nuclear War Amid Rising Tensions




NKorea warns of nuclear war amid rising tensions

SEOUL, South Korea

North Korea's communist regime has warned of a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula while vowing to step up its atomic bomb-making program in defiance of new U.N. sanctions.

The North's defiance presents a growing diplomatic headache for President Barack Obama as he prepares for talks Tuesday with his South Korean counterpart on the North's missile and nuclear programs.

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak told security-related ministers during an unscheduled meeting Sunday to "resolutely and squarely" cope with the North's latest threat, his office said. Lee is to leave for the U.S. on Monday morning.

A commentary Sunday in the North's main state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, claimed the U.S. has 1,000 nuclear weapons in South Korea. Another commentary published Saturday in the state-run Tongil Sinbo weekly claimed the U.S. has been deploying a vast amount of nuclear weapons in South Korea and Japan.

North Korea "is completely within the range of U.S. nuclear attack and the Korean peninsula is becoming an area where the chances of a nuclear war are the highest in the world," the Tongil Sinbo commentary said.
Kim Yong-kyu, a spokesman at the U.S. military command in Seoul, called the latest accusation "baseless," saying Washington has no nuclear bombs in South Korea. U.S. tactical nuclear weapons were removed from South Korea in 1991 as part of arms reductions following the Cold War.
South Korea's Unification Ministry issued a statement Sunday demanding the North stop stoking tension, abandon its nuclear weapons and return to dialogue with the South.
On Saturday, North Korea's Foreign Ministry threatened war on any country that dared to stop its ships on the high seas under the new sanctions approved by the U.N. Security Council on Friday as punishment for the North's latest nuclear test.

It is not clear if the statements are simply rhetorical. Still, they are a huge setback for international attempts to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions following its second nuclear test on May 25. It first tested a nuclear device in 2006.

In Saturday's statement, North Korea said it has been enriching uranium to provide fuel for its light-water reactor. It was the first public acknowledgment the North is running a uranium enrichment program in addition to its known plutonium-based program. The two radioactive materials are key ingredients in making atomic bombs.

On Sunday, Yonhap news agency reported South Korea and the U.S. have mobilized spy satellites, reconnaissance aircraft and human intelligence networks to obtain evidence that the North has been running a uranium enrichment program.

South Korea's Defense Ministry said it could not confirm the report. The National Intelligence Service - South Korea's main spy agency - was not available for comment.

North Korea said more than one-third of 8,000 spent fuel rods in its possession has been reprocessed and all the plutonium extracted would be used to make atomic bombs. The country could harvest 13-18 pounds (6-8 kilograms) of plutonium - enough to make at least one nuclear bomb - if all the rods are reprocessed.

In addition, North Korea is believed to have enough plutonium for at least half a dozen atomic bombs.

North Korea says its nuclear program is a deterrent against the U.S., which it routinely accuses of plotting to topple its regime. Washington, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea, has repeatedly said it has no such intention.

The new U.N. sanctions are aimed at depriving the North of the financing used to build its rogue nuclear program. The resolution also authorized searches of North Korean ships suspected of transporting illicit ballistic missile and nuclear materials.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the new U.N. penalties provide the necessary tools to help check North Korea's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons.

The sanctions show that "North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons and the capacity to deliver those weapons through missiles is not going to be accepted by the neighbors as well as the greater international community," Clinton said Saturday at a news conference in Canada.



Russia says North Korea to launch new ballistic missile

Moscow believes that North Korea is planning to launch a new ballistic missile, according to a report from Interfax, the Russian news agency.

"We have certain information on the type and characteristics of the rocket. However there is no precise information on the timing of its launch," said a source in Russia's General Staff. He added that Russia would monitor the launch.

He did not specify if it would be a long or short-range missile. In the past week, South Korean and American intelligence have identified a missile being moved to the Musudan launch pad, one of North Korea's most commonly-used sites.

Yonhap, the South Korean news agency, said a missile capable of hitting the West coast of the United States could be launched in mid-June.

A second source, this time at the Russian Foreign ministry, told ITAR-TASS that "judging by everything, a launch will take place. There are signs that preparations for this are under way."


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

It looks like Kim Jong Il wants to go out in a blaze of glory! And in the meantime Obama talks about disarming


....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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David Letterman Apologizes...Sort Of




“All right, here – I’ve been thinking about this situation with Governor Palin and her family now for about a week – it was a week ago tonight, and maybe you know about it, maybe you don’t know about it. But there was a joke that I told, and I thought I was telling it about the older daughter being at Yankee Stadium. And it was kind of a coarse joke. There’s no getting around it, but I never thought it was anybody other than the older daughter, and before the show, I checked to make sure in fact that she is of legal age, 18. Yeah. But the joke really, in and of itself, can’t be defended. The next day, people are outraged. They’re angry at me because they said, ‘How could you make a lousy joke like that about the 14-year-old girl who was at the ball game?’ And I had, honestly, no idea that the 14-year-old girl, I had no idea that anybody was at the ball game except the governor and I was told at the time she was there with Rudy Giuliani … and I really should have made the joke about Rudy …” (audience applauds) “But I didn’t, and now people are getting angry and they’re saying, ‘Well, how can you say something like that about a 14-year-old girl, and does that make you feel good to make those horrible jokes about a kid who’s completely innocent, minding her own business,’ and, turns out, she was at the ball game. I had no idea she was there. So she’s now at the ball game, and people think that I made the joke about her. And, but still, I’m wondering, ‘Well, what can I do to help people understand that I would never make a joke like this?’ I’ve never made jokes like this as long as we’ve been on the air, 30 long years, and you can’t really be doing jokes like that. And I understand, of course, why people are upset. I would be upset myself.


“And then I was watching the Jim Lehrer ‘Newshour’ – this commentator, the columnist Mark Shields, was talking about how I had made this indefensible joke about the 14-year-old girl, and I thought, ‘Oh, boy, now I’m beginning to understand what the problem is here. It’s the perception rather than the intent.’ It doesn’t make any difference what my intent was, it’s the perception. And, as they say about jokes, if you have to explain the joke, it’s not a very good joke. And I’m certainly – ” (audience applause) “– thank you. Well, my responsibility – I take full blame for that. I told a bad joke. I told a joke that was beyond flawed, and my intent is completely meaningless compared to the perception. And since it was a joke I told, I feel that I need to do the right thing here and apologize for having told that joke. It’s not your fault that it was misunderstood, it’s my fault. That it was misunderstood.” (audience applauds) “Thank you. So I would like to apologize, especially to the two daughters involved, Bristol and Willow, and also to the governor and her family and everybody else who was outraged by the joke. I’m sorry about it and I’ll try to do better in the future. Thank you very much.”



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This probably had something to do with his half way apology as well:


Letterman's Palin Joke Costs CBS an Advertiser at CBS website, Spawns Campaign for His Firing

Seattle .com

David Letterman's comments about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and one of her daughters has prompted a hotel chain to pull its advertising on CBS' website — and spawned a campaign to fire the Late Show host that includes a planned protest outside his studio.

Embassy Suites, part of the Hilton Hotels Corp., pulled advertising on CBS' site because of complaints, company spokeswoman Kendra Walker told TVGuide.com. The company was not an advertiser on Letterman's show.

"We received lots of e-mails from concerned guests and we assessed that the statement that he made was offensive enough to our guests and prospective guests that we elected to take the ads down," Walker said. She declined to release the cost of the ads.

CBS declined to comment Tuesday.




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

Now that CBS has at least one sponsor dropping ad purchases on the show, Letterman feels the need to clarify. And the clarification is that he doesn’t blame you for ‘misunderstanding’ the joke.

It wasn’t a “joke”—it was an attempt at humiliating a politician he doesn’t like, i.e. a conservative. He pushed the envelope too far.

He never was sorry for the joke he made about Willow because if he was, he wouldn’t have called her a prostitute for Elliot Spitzer the very next day. He knew how old she was then, and still called her a hooker.



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Gov. Palin Talked About the Miranda Rights At the Convention


Reagan: Peace Through Strength -- Political Ad 1980


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And this is from part of a transcript from the Rush LImbaugh show where he was talking about the Miranda Rights Obama wants done to terrorists. More copmparisons between Reagan and Sarah Palin being right on how to fight the enemy. ~ Wild Thing


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The Weekly Standard on his blog mentioned that terrorist detainees in Afghanistan are being read their Miranda rights.

This signals a huge shift once again that fighting terrorism is a criminal enterprise. It brings back the old days of the way the Clinton administration went about it. But when you start Mirandizing noncitizens, especially foreign enemy combatants on the battlefield, when you start Mirandizing them, you are granting them constitutional rights when they are not citizens. Now, if you can do that, if you can grant a constitutional right and Mirandize a foreign terrorist, enemy combatant, then I guess you can automatically grant citizenship to people who are not citizens, couldn't you?

Andy McCarthy has written much about this at National Review Online, and he actually goes back and says one of the people that can be blamed for this is Senator McCain. I don't have his story right in front of me, but Senator McCain supported -- back when McCain was on his anti-torture bandwagon and was trying to curry favor with people on the left to get their votes by agreeing that the US tortured people.

One of the ways that McCain sought to prevent torture and make it illegal, which it always has been anyway, was to make it possible for what the Obama administration is doing. And they did this on the quiet. It took a member of Congress finding this out. Sarah Palin warned of this in her acceptance speech at St. Paul, the Republican convention, last September.

SARAH PALIN: Al-Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America, and he's worried that someone won't read 'em their rights.

Look, this woman was drawing 20,000 people, or more, at campaign rallies. She was the sole source of excitement and passion during the Republican campaign.And she knows what she's talking about.




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

Sarah spoke the truth and didn't hold back. She has not changed one bit and stays constant. I think that is why the rino's are afraid of her too. They go back and forth and we never can count on them being consistent as a conservative. They vote demorcat on more things then they vote Republican.


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June 15, 2009

Teacher Fired For Being Conservative




Old Media Ignore Teacher Firing -- He's Conservative Naturally

Early in May, Lawrence High School of Lawrence, Kansas fired government and history teacher Tim Latham. Latham charges that District 912 fired him because he is a conservative and many of his students have since rallied to his defense. Some 200 of them joined a FaceBook page in support and four appeared at a school board meeting on June 8 to advocate for their favorite teacher.

One reason given for the firing is that Mr. Latham did not show Obama's inauguration live in his class and another is that staff members disparaged him for supporting Republicans during the late presidential race, most especially then vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin
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On June 8, an advocacy group, Kansas 9.12 Project also attended the school board meeting and spoke on Mr. Latham's behalf.

Meredith Richey, member, Kansas 9/12 Project, said it had come to the attention of the group that a teacher within Lawrence Public Schools was given a non-renewal because of a difference in political opinion. She asked the board of education to investigate this and possibly reconsider the non-renewal or check into how teachers are released so this is not a pattern in Lawrence. She said different opinions should be tolerated and she believes this is worth exploring.

According to a press release from the Kansas 9.12 Project, school board members admitted to the teachers union that they had not properly followed union rules to dismiss the teacher.

Prior to meeting with Mr. Cunningham, the Kansas 912’ers met with the teacher and then later met with the teacher’s union representative from the Kansas National Education Association (KNEA).

The KNEA representative stated the district admitted they violated the current employment contract by failing to do required in-class evaluations in accordance with the teacher-agreement. He also indicated LHS administrators appear to have harassed the teacher over an assignment where students were asked to contrast the pro’s and con’s of each presidential candidate during the fall election and again because his class did not watch the Presidential inauguration live in his classroom. Harassment also included a Vice Principal confronting the teacher about -- who he should vote for -- and by making disparaging remarks like ”how can you support that woman”, in reference to Sarah Palin. In addition, the teacher was also knocked by other staff members who criticized him for displaying a McCain/Palin bumper sticker on his car and one administrator even demanded he remove links from his teacher webpage to government and historical websites including the armed forces and Arlington National Cemetery, suggesting the teacher’s page was “too patriotic."

Another school board meeting will be held on June 22 and Latham's supporters intend to appear then to pursue the matter further.

Kansas media outlets do not seem much interested in this story, though the Kansas Liberty (subscription required) did cover the story at the end of May. Coverage has been extremely scarce locally and no national coverage has been seen in any case.

It is interesting, though, to see how this story is finding a deaf ear among the media. One might think that a teacher claiming to have been fired over his political beliefs and the subsequent First Amendment questions that raises would be a natural flash point that would draw media coverage. But, thus far, it is seems that little attention has been paid this story.

Earl Glynn, of the website Kansas Meadowlark blog has some interesting video of what students had to say about Mr. Latham.


VIDEO : Save Mr. Tim Latham, Lawrence High School History and Government Teacher




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

But of couse they would never fire a liberal for re-writing history and or the lies the left tells about past wars and so many things.



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Posters In Israel of Obama Weaing Arab Headdress ~ A Picture Worth A Thousand Words !



A Poster depicting US President Barack Obama wearing a traditional Arab headdress is seen in Jerusalem, Sunday, June 14, 2009


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I did a screen capture of the page at FOX news online, I wanted you to see this and just in case they change it. This is the LINK WHERE I GOT IT FROM............

hahahaa Notice the small image of Barack Hussein Obama ............ LOL .........See below:



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A protester stands next to a poster showing US President Barack Obama wearing an Arab headdress outside the venue where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech at Bar Ilan University, near Tel Aviv,



An armed Israeli settler sits next to a poster depicting President Barack Obama wearing a traditional Arab headdress, as he waits for transport near the settlement of Ma'on, south of the West Bank city of Hebron


An Israeli settler stands next to a poster, hung by an extremist right wing group, depicting President Barack Obama wearing a traditional Arab headdress, near the settlement of Karmel, south of the West Bank city of Hebron, Sunday, June 14, 2009.


A Palestinian youth watches as a Jewish settler (L) looks at posters hung up by far right Israeli activists depicting U.S. President Barack Obama, near the West Bank settlement of Efrat June 14, 2009


Posters condemning US President Barack Obama on display in Jerusalem


An Israeli man takes a snapshot of his friend next to posters





Israeli women gesture to anti-Barack Obama posters calling him an anti-Semitic Jew hater.



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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's Speech Was Brilliant


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu realizes what he is dealing with in Obama and just as VP Dick Cheney does. Both of these men love their countries. Bibi Netanyahu is giving him the same look Cheney gave him at the Inauguration. ~ Wild Thing




H/T * The Dry Bones Blog



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

A week after President Barack Obama's address to the Muslim world , Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under U.S. pressure from Barack Hussein Obama, Netanyahu gave an awesome speech and as you
will see below the conditions.

I read several write ups about his speech and they all had the slant on it of being pro the so called Palestinian’s. So I would prefer to post this actual speech and that way we have the absolute truth of what BiBi said.

The West Bank-based Palestinian government dismissed the proposal.

"Netanyahu's speech closed the door to permanent status negotiations," senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat said. "We ask the world not to be fooled by his use of the term Palestinian state because he qualified it. He declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel, said refugees would not be negotiated and that settlements would remain."

Netanyahu, in an address seen as his response to Obama, refused to heed the U.S. call for an immediate freeze of construction on lands Palestinians claim for their future state. He also said the holy city of Jerusalem must remain under Israeli sovereignty.

As Netanyahu spoke, two small groups of protesters demonstrated at the university's entrance.

Several dozen hard-liners held up posters showing Obama wearing an Arab headdress and shouted slogans against giving up West Bank territory. Across from them, a few dozen dovish Israelis and foreign backers chanted slogans including "two states for two peoples" and "stop the occupation."

Police kept the two groups apart.

Nabil Abu Rdeneh, another Palestinian official, called on the U.S. to challenge Netanyahu "to prevent more deterioration in the region."

In Gaza, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri called the speech "racist" and called on Arab nations "form stronger opposition" toward Israel. Hamas ideology does not recognize a Jewish state in an Islamic Middle East and the group has sent dozens of suicide bombers into Israel.

Netanyahu went on the offense by changing the way the "game is being played. BiBi's speech was a smack in the face to Muslim loving community organizer B.Hussein Obama.

Bibi drove the knife in as he demanded the P-State recognize the right to exist of a JEWISH State in Israel.

Obama was mentioned in passing, not in respect. Bibi set up a scenario that the U.S. is being unreasonable to be pushing Israel to make "concessions" when the arabs DO NOT RECOGNIZE the state of ISRAEL. His conditions: the so-called palestinians can have their own area IF they recognize the state of ISRAEL and IF they are demilitarized. Neither of those things has ever happened. Therefore, Bibi has made it clear that the U.S.'s demands on Israel are unreasonable.

Bibi understands that the First Imam, Obama Al-Husseini, is a Manchurian Candidate who snuck into power using an economic pretext, and will eventually be exposed and defeated.


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Below is the full transcript of Prime Minister Netanyahu's Speech at the Begin-Sadat Center at Bar-Ilan University

Honored guests, citizens of Israel.

Peace has always been our people’s most ardent desire. Our prophets gave the world the vision of peace, we greet one another with wishes of peace, and our prayers conclude with the word peace.

We are gathered this evening in an institution named for two pioneers of peace, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat, and we share in their vision.

Two and half months ago, I took the oath of office as the Prime Minister of Israel. I pledged to establish a national unity government – and I did. I believed and I still believe that unity was essential for us now more than ever as we face three immense challenges – the Iranian threat, the economic crisis, and the advancement of peace.

The Iranian threat looms large before us, as was further demonstrated yesterday. The greatest danger confronting Israel, the Middle East, the entire world and human race, is the nexus between radical Islam and nuclear weapons. I discussed this issue with President Obama during my recent visit to Washington, and I will raise it again in my meetings next week with European leaders. For years, I have been working tirelessly to forge an international alliance to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Confronting a global economic crisis, the government acted swiftly to stabilize Israel’s economy. We passed a two year budget in the government – and the Knesset will soon approve it.

And the third challenge, so exceedingly important, is the advancement of peace. I also spoke about this with President Obama, and I fully support the idea of a regional peace that he is leading.

I share the President’s desire to bring about a new era of reconciliation in our region. To this end, I met with President Mubarak in Egypt, and King Abdullah in Jordan, to elicit the support of these leaders in expanding the circle of peace in our region.

I turn to all Arab leaders tonight and I say: “Let us meet. Let us speak of peace and let us make peace. I am ready to meet with you at any time. I am willing to go to Damascus, to Riyadh, to Beirut, to any place- including Jerusalem.
I call on the Arab countries to cooperate with the Palestinians and with us to advance an economic peace. An economic peace is not a substitute for a political peace, but an important element to achieving it. Together, we can undertake projects to overcome the scarcities of our region, like water desalination or to maximize its advantages, like developing solar energy, or laying gas and petroleum lines, and transportation links between Asia, Africa and Europe.

The economic success of the Gulf States has impressed us all and it has impressed me. I call on the talented entrepreneurs of the Arab world to come and invest here and to assist the Palestinians – and us – in spurring the economy.

Together, we can develop industrial areas that will generate thousands of jobs and create tourist sites that will attract millions of visitors eager to walk in the footsteps of history – in Nazareth and in Bethlehem, around the walls of Jericho and the walls of Jerusalem, on the banks of the Sea of Galilee and the baptismal site of the Jordan.
There is an enormous potential for archeological tourism, if we can only learn to cooperate and to develop it.

I turn to you, our Palestinian neighbors, led by the Palestinian Authority, and I say: Let’s begin
negotiations immediately without preconditions.

Israel is obligated by its international commitments and expects all parties to keep their commitments.

We want to live with you in peace, as good neighbors. We want our children and your children to never again experience war: that parents, brothers and sisters will never again know the agony of losing loved ones in battle; that our children will be able to dream of a better future and realize that dream; and that together we will invest our energies in plowshares and pruning hooks, not swords and spears.

I know the face of war. I have experienced battle. I lost close friends, I lost a brother. I have seen the pain of bereaved families. I do not want war. No one in Israel wants war.

If we join hands and work together for peace, there is no limit to the development and prosperity we can achieve for our two peoples – in the economy, agriculture, trade, tourism and education - most importantly, in providing our youth a better world in which to live, a life full of tranquility, creativity, opportunity and hope.

If the advantages of peace are so evident, we must ask ourselves why peace remains so remote, even as our hand remains outstretched to peace? Why has this conflict continued for more than sixty years?

In order to bring an end to the conflict, we must give an honest and forthright answer to the question: What is the root of the conflict?

In his speech to the first Zionist Conference in Basel, the founder of the Zionist movement, Theodore Herzl, said about the Jewish national home “This idea is so big that we must speak of it only in the simplest terms.” Today, I will speak about the immense challenge of peace in the simplest words possible.

Even as we look toward the horizon, we must be firmly connected to reality, to the truth. And the simple truth is that the root of the conflict was, and remains, the refusal to recognize the right of the Jewish people to a state of their own, in their historic homeland.

In 1947, when the United Nations proposed the partition plan of a Jewish state and an Arab state, the entire Arab world rejected the resolution. The Jewish community, by contrast, welcomed it by dancing and rejoicing.

The Arabs rejected any Jewish state, in any borders.

Those who think that the continued enmity toward Israel is a product of our presence in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, is confusing cause and consequence.

The attacks against us began in the 1920s, escalated into a comprehensive attack in 1948 with the declaration of Israel’s independence, continued with the fedayeen attacks in the 1950s, and climaxed in 1967, on the eve of the six-day war, in an attempt to tighten a noose around the neck of the State of Israel.

All this occurred during the fifty years before a single Israeli soldier ever set foot in Judea and Samaria .

Fortunately, Egypt and Jordan left this circle of enmity. The signing of peace treaties have brought about an end to their claims against Israel, an end to the conflict. But to our regret, this is not the case with the Palestinians. The closer we get to an agreement with them, the further they retreat and raise demands that are inconsistent with a true desire to end the conflict.


Many good people have told us that withdrawal from territories is the key to peace with the Palestinians. Well, we withdrew. But the fact is that every withdrawal was met with massive waves of terror, by suicide bombers and thousands of missiles.

We tried to withdraw with an agreement and without an agreement. We tried a partial withdrawal and a full withdrawal. In 2000 and again last year, Israel proposed an almost total withdrawal in exchange for an end to the conflict, and twice our offers were rejected.

We evacuated every last inch of the Gaza strip, we uprooted tens of settlements and evicted thousands of Israelis from their homes, and in response, we received a hail of missiles on our cities, towns and children.

The claim that territorial withdrawals will bring peace with the Palestinians, or at least advance peace, has up till now not stood the test of reality.

In addition to this, Hamas in the south, like Hezbollah in the north, repeatedly proclaims their commitment to “liberate” the Israeli cities of Ashkelon, Beersheba, Acre and Haifa.

Territorial withdrawals have not lessened the hatred, and to our regret, Palestinian moderates are not yet ready to say the simple words: Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people, and it will stay that way.

Achieving peace will require courage and candor from both sides, and not only from the Israeli side.

The Palestinian leadership must arise and say: “Enough of this conflict. We recognize the right of the Jewish people to a state of their own in this land, and we are prepared to live beside you in true peace.”


I am yearning for that moment, for when Palestinian leaders say those words to our people and to their people, then a path will be opened to resolving all the problems between our peoples, no matter how complex they may be.

Therefore, a fundamental prerequisite for ending the conflict is a public, binding and unequivocal Palestinian recognition of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people.


To vest this declaration with practical meaning, there must also be a clear understanding that the Palestinian refugee problem will be resolved outside Israel’s borders. For it is clear that any demand for resettling Palestinian refugees within Israel undermines Israel’s continued existence as the state of the Jewish people.

The Palestinian refugee problem must be solved, and it can be solved, as we ourselves proved in a similar situation. Tiny Israel successfully absorbed tens of thousands of Jewish refugees who left their homes and belongings in Arab countries.

Therefore, justice and logic demand that the Palestinian refugee problem be solved outside Israel’s borders. On this point, there is a broad national consensus. I believe that with goodwill and international investment, this humanitarian problem can be permanently resolved.

So far I have spoken about the need for Palestinians to recognize our rights. In a moment, I will speak openly about our need to recognize their rights.

But let me first say that the connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel has lasted for more than 3500 years. Judea and Samaria, the places where Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, David and Solomon, and Isaiah and Jeremiah lived, are not alien to us. This is the land of our forefathers.

The right of the Jewish people to a state in the land of Israel does not derive from the catastrophes that have plagued our people. True, for 2000 years the Jewish people suffered expulsions, pogroms, blood libels, and massacres which culminated in a Holocaust - a suffering which has no parallel in human history.
There are those who say that if the Holocaust had not occurred, the state of Israel would never have been established. But I say that if the state of Israel would have been established earlier, the Holocaust would not have occured.

This tragic history of powerlessness explains why the Jewish people need a sovereign power of self-defense.
But our right to build our sovereign state here, in the land of Israel, arises from one simple fact: this is the homeland of the Jewish people, this is where our identity was forged.

As Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion proclaimed in Israel’s Declaration of Independence: “The Jewish people arose in the land of Israel and it was here that its spiritual, religious and political character was shaped. Here they attained their sovereignty, and here they bequeathed to the world their national and cultural treasures, and the most eternal of books.”

But we must also tell the truth in its entirety: within this homeland lives a large Palestinian community. We do not want to rule over them, we do not want to govern their lives, we do not want to impose either our flag or our culture on them.

In my vision of peace, in this small land of ours, two peoples live freely, side-by-side, in amity and mutual respect. Each will have its own flag, its own national anthem, its own government. Neither will threaten the security or survival of the other.

These two realities – our connection to the land of Israel, and the Palestinian population living within it – have created deep divisions in Israeli society. But the truth is that we have much more that unites us than divides us.
I have come tonight to give expression to that unity, and to the principles of peace and security on which there is broad agreement within Israeli society. These are the principles that guide our policy.

This policy must take into account the international situation that has recently developed. We must recognize this reality and at the same time stand firmly on those principles essential for Israel.

I have already stressed the first principle – recognition. Palestinians must clearly and unambiguously recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people. The second principle is: demilitarization. The territory under Palestinian control must be demilitarized with ironclad security provisions for Israel.

Without these two conditions, there is a real danger that an armed Palestinian state would emerge that would become another terrorist base against the Jewish state, such as the one in Gaza.

We don’t want Kassam rockets on Petach Tikva, Grad rockets on Tel Aviv, or missiles on Ben-Gurion airport. We want peace.

In order to achieve peace, we must ensure that Palestinians will not be able to import missiles into their territory, to field an army, to close their airspace to us, or to make pacts with the likes of Hezbollah and Iran. On this point as well, there is wide consensus within Israel.

It is impossible to expect us to agree in advance to the principle of a Palestinian state without assurances that this state will be demilitarized.

On a matter so critical to the existence of Israel, we must first have our security needs addressed.

Therefore, today we ask our friends in the international community, led by the United States, for what is critical to the security of Israel: Clear commitments that in a future peace agreement, the territory controlled by the Palestinians will be demilitarized: namely, without an army, without control of its airspace, and with effective security measures to prevent weapons smuggling into the territory – real monitoring, and not what occurs in Gaza today. And obviously, the Palestinians will not be able to forge military pacts.


Without this, sooner or later, these territories will become another Hamastan. And that we cannot accept.

I told President Obama when I was in Washington that if we could agree on the substance, then the terminology would not pose a problem.

And here is the substance that I now state clearly:

If we receive this guarantee regarding demilitirization and Israel’s security needs, and if the Palestinians recognize Israel as the State of the Jewish people, then we will be ready in a future peace agreement to reach a solution where a demilitarized Palestinian state exists alongside the Jewish state.

Regarding the remaining important issues that will be discussed as part of the final settlement, my positions are known: Israel needs defensible borders, and Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel with continued religious freedom for all faiths.

The territorial question will be discussed as part of the final peace agreement. In the meantime, we have no intention of building new settlements or of expropriating additional land for existing settlements.

But there is a need to enable the residents to live normal lives, to allow mothers and fathers to raise their children like families elsewhere. The settlers are neither the enemies of the people nor the enemies of peace. Rather, they are an integral part of our people, a principled, pioneering and Zionist public.

Unity among us is essential and will help us achieve reconciliation with our neighbors. That reconciliation must already begin by altering existing realities. I believe that a strong Palestinian economy will strengthen peace.


If the Palestinians turn toward peace – in fighting terror, in strengthening governance and the rule of law, in educating their children for peace and in stopping incitement against Israel - we will do our part in making every effort to facilitate freedom of movement and access, and to enable them to develop their economy. All of this will help us advance a peace treaty between us.

Above all else, the Palestinians must decide between the path of peace and the path of Hamas. The Palestinian Authority will have to establish the rule of law in Gaza and overcome Hamas. Israel will not sit at the negotiating table with terrorists who seek their destruction.

Hamas will not even allow the Red Cross to visit our kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, who has spent three years in captivity, cut off from his parents, his family and his people. We are committed to bringing him home, healthy and safe.

With a Palestinian leadership committed to peace, with the active participation of the Arab world, and the support of the United States and the international community, there is no reason why we cannot achieve a breakthrough to peace.

Our people have already proven that we can do the impossible. Over the past 61 years, while constantly defending our existence, we have performed wonders.

Our microchips are powering the world’s computers. Our medicines are treating diseases once considered incurable. Our drip irrigation is bringing arid lands back to life across the globe. And Israeli scientists are expanding the boundaries of human knowledge.

If only our neighbors would respond to our call – peace too will be in our reach.

I call on the leaders of the Arab world and on the Palestinian leadership, let us continue together on the path of Menahem Begin and Anwar Sadat, Yitzhak Rabin and King Hussein. Let us realize the vision of the prophet Isaiah, who in Jerusalem 2700 years ago said: “nations shall not lift up sword against nation, and they shall learn war no more.”

With God’s help, we will know no more war. We will know peace.


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Stephen Colbert Visits Our Troops ( Vidoes and Photos)




A clip of Stephen Colbert's first episode of when his show (The Colbert Report) goes on the road to Iraq for a week



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Stephen Colbert takes a photo op with service members at Camp Victory's Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Iraq, June 5.



Stephen Colbert greets troops and civilians at Al Faw Palace at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq, June 5, as part of his "Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Command" tour


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LOST LOCKS - Multinational Force Iraq Commanding Gen. Raymond T. Odierno helps Stephen Colbert become more "soldierly" by shaving his trademark hair into a more traditional military "buzz cut" in an episode of "The Colbert Report" broadcast from Baghdad. Colbert filmed a week of episode's from Camp Victory's Al Faw Palace in Baghdad as part of a USO tour. U.S. Army photo by Lee Craker


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CAMP VICTORY, BAGHDAD, Iraq

It is official — Stephen Colbert came, saw and conquered Iraq, claiming victory on day three of his six-day adventure to the Middle East.

Arriving in a C-17 from Kuwait, Colbert landed at the Baghdad International Airport, June 5, and began preparing for his shows at Camp Victory's Al Faw Palace, as part of his tour "Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando."

"We wanted to call it 'Feelin HOT, HOT, HOT: Papa's got a brand new Baghdad', but it was too many words," he said.

In March, Colbert announced his visit the Persian Gulf, but was forced to remain tight-lipped about the event in true operational security style. Since then, he introduced a new segment on his hit night-time talk show, trying to guess which one of the seven Persian Gulf countries occupied by U.S. forces he would visit.



Iraq was the winner.

In order to prepare for the trip, Colbert attended basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. The training lasted a total of eight hours, although he says he "might have dipped out an hour early."

Now a slightly trained killer, armed with a smile and his "A" bag full of satirical humor, Colbert was ready to take his show live to Baghdad, where it would be recorded, edited and sent back via satellite to the U.S. It is something the United Service Organizations said was a first for any overseas tour they have organized.

Multi-National Force - Iraq Commanding General Ray Odierno asked Colbert to come and perform for the troops. However, Colbert says he came here for the buzz cut President Barack Obama ordered Odierno to give to him during the opening show at the palace, June 7.

"I also want to claim this as my military time if I decide to run for president in 2012," he said.

Colbert filmed four shows, which began airing in the United States the week, of June 8. The reaction from the service members here has been amazing, he said.

"It's been fantastic," he said of his welcoming. "All these people are so nice out here; I don't understand why they want to fight with each other."

Colbert noted that he knows nothing about the country of Iraq, aside from the few days he has been at Camp Victory.

"It's hot, it's sandy, the sun is blazing. It seems like Texas, but with fewer guns," Colbert said of Iraq.

He added that if he were to describe the country to Americans, concrete and blast walls would sum the landscape, and he compared the air quality to that of an exhaust system.

"Who had the idea to build an entire country in the tailpipe of a car?" he asked a crowd of about 400 people during his first show.


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Soldiers, Airman, Sailors, and Marines packed the palace's rotunda every night of tapings, their thunderous cheers echoed off of three stories of marble walls. In addition to Odierno, guests included Iraq deputy prime minister Dr. Barham Saleh; Lt. Gen. Charles Jacoby, Jr., Multi-National Corps - Iraq commanding general; Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe, MNC-I command sergeant major; Sgt. Robin Balcom and Spc. Tareq Salha.

Balcom, a native of Houston, Texas, is a military police officer with the 8th MP Brigade, 93rd MP Battalion's 463rd MP Company stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Balcom was nominated for the show by her commanders because of the multiple tours she has served in Iraq. Being on the show was an opportunity she was glad she didn't pass up because it only happens once in a life time, she said.

Salha, an interpreter with 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light), based in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, said he enjoyed meeting Colbert because he was such a genuine person.

"He is trying to express what we, as Soldiers, go through in a fun way [on his show], and he succeeded," Salha said. "It was an outstanding experience, and I really enjoyed being able to speak on behalf of myself."

President Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, John McCain, Sarah Palin and Tom Hanks sent out special thanks to the troops in pre-recorded messages that aired during the show. McCain's comment to "always take the time to remember to clean your musket," grew boisterous laughs, as people shook their heads in amusement. McCain said he learned the importance of a clean weapon during Valley Forge.

Sgt. Jennifer Miller, an awards clerk with Company B, Special Troops Battalion, Task Force Courage, had not seen The Colbert Report before attending the June 7 show.

"His comedy covers all ranges. He is willing to pick on anyone," Miller, a Madison Heights, Mich., native said. "He is very funny!"

Miller said Colbert's antics will definitely keep her watching from now on.

In addition to the night's performances, Colbert spent time meeting and greeting service members on Camp Stryker, another camp located within Baghdad's Victory Base Complex.

Roughly 200 people showed up for a chance at a picture, a laugh and a handshake with the comedian.

"It's a nice break in the day to come in here and meet him," said Staff Sgt. Jason Moldan, an Army Reservist with the 401st Engineer Company out of Oklahoma City, Okla. An avid fan, Moldan said it's been hard to catch Colbert's show since he's been deployed, but he still remains a steadfast member of the Colbert Nation.
"It's really great that celebrities can come over here and see us," said Moldan, a Minneapolis, Minn., native.
When asked if this was a great USO tour or the greatest USO tour, Colbert didn't miss a beat when he answered "the greatest." Camp Victory agrees.


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Wild Thing's comment......

LMAO I hope you all get a chance to watch each of the videos they are really good.

The only icky part is the one for a few second the POS Obama is on it telling him he has to get a hair cut. But If you can just ignore that tiny part all the rest of all of them are well worth it.

Very joyful to know our Troops got a few well derserved laughs.

They have magazines at the gym and the other day I read an article in Newsweek that Colbert guest-edited. He seems to be sincerely troubled at the current lack of coverage given to the war in Iraq and genuinely concerned that the sacrifices of our servicemembers aren't forgotten over there. He has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Yellow Ribbon Fund (a charity that assists injured service members and their families), and he’s a board member of DonorsChoose.org, which benefits the schools of military kids.

I have never seen his show and don't really know that much about him at all. But I am thrilled he went to see and thank our troops.He really has been supporting our troops and that makes me sooooo happy.

There is something else I noticed. When a celeb or anyone else that is well known goes to see our troops, I have noticed the ones that are the most sincere about being there, about their support, when they introduce themselves and give their name. It shows a humble attitude in a certain way that they realize the real Stars are our troops, and how we owe them everything. It isn't the attitude of you all should know who I am and be grateful that I am here, but instead it is HI my name is so an dso and I am honored to meet YOU and thankful for your service, how it is not about the celeb but about the solider, Marine, airman, Sailor etc. Bob Hope did that too and Gary Sinise as well and many others, it is just someting I have noticed.


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Japan Apologizes for Bataan Death March



Japan Apologizes for Bataan Death March

Military.com

SAN ANTONIO - Japan's ambassador to the United States apologized Saturday on behalf of his country for the 65-mile forced walk of U.S. troops and allies during World War II that left some 11,000 prisoners of war dead.

"As former prime ministers of Japan have repeatedly stated: The Japanese people should bear in mind that we must look into the past and to learn from the lessons of history," Ichiro Fujisaki said at the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

He said his country was extending a heartfelt apology for "having caused tremendous damage and suffering to many people, including prisoners of war, those who have undergone tragic experiences."

Although Fujisaki received a standing ovation from about half of the 400 to 500 attendees, others said the apology was overdue and didn't seem sincere.

Former POW Hershel C. Boushey told the ambassador that he did not accept "your apology," and that the atrocities and mistreatment many suffered was severe.

In 1942, Japanese captors marched about 78,000 prisoners of war - 12,000 Americans and 66,000 Filipinos - for six days on the Philippine island of Luzon to a prisoner-of-war camp in what became known as the Bataan Death March. Many prisoners were denied food, water or medical care, and some were stabbed or beheaded.

As many as 11,000 prisoners died, according to the U.S. Air Force.

Survivor Tony Montoya, of Woodland, Calif., also questioned Fujisaki's sincerity.

"This young man knows very little of the atrocities," Montoya said. "They probably rehearsed him on it."

Abie Abraham, of Renfrew, Pa., said it was time to move on.

"I was never one of those guys that worried about whether we got an apology or not," said Abraham, a 95-year-old vet.

"The way I look at it is - Japan is now our ally," Abraham said. "Why should we get an apology from them?"

Retired Tech Sgt. Joe Alexander, of San Antonio, said he was satisfied because "we finally got the apology that we wanted."

About 73 surviving Bataan Death March veterans of the Army and former Army Air Corps members attended the convention Saturday, which served as the march survivors' final reunion.


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

One of my Uncles was a Bataan survivor, he has since passed away. But I knew him well enough to know he would not accept Japan's apology, no way.

I wonder why they actually did this, they are always consumed with saving face and it is not like them to apologize for anything. The Japanese have not ever really SINCERELY apologized for anything they EVER did in WW2. Like the atrocities committed in Nanking, China and other places in Asia.

They are like a criminal that is more sorry for getting caught than the real act committed. They think that the suffering of the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki wash away all their sins, when in fact they are just really sorry for losing.

I honestly think this has a lot more to do with more recent (or future) events that have little to do with Bataan.


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......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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Carter Warns US and Israel On Collision Course






Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during a press conference after meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad at al-Shaab presidential palace, in Damascus, Syria.

Carter, who is on a Mideast peacemaking trip to promote constructive dialogue on the Israeli-Arab conflict, held talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad.(AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)



Carter warns US and Israel on collision course

AP

Israel is headed for a clash with main ally the United States over the issue of Jewish settlements, former US president Jimmy Carter said in an interview on Sunday.

Asked by the liberal Haaretz newspaper whether the Jewish state was looking at a "head-on collision" with the United States if it doesn't comply with Washington's demands, Carter said "Yes."

Obama's efforts to push forward the peace process has raised fears in Israel that Washington may ease its support of the Jewish state as it tries to improve relations with the Muslim world.

Carter is also due to visit the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Tuesday as part of a regional visit.




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

Yo Carter, islamic terrorists who target innocent Israeli civilians are the "biggest hurdle" to peace in the Mideast, not settlements.

As usual,Jimmah is absolutely,positively,1000% wrong. Where does this guy get off talking on foreign policy? He had his chance. He was a colossal failure.

Carter is one of this country's most noted anti-Semites, I bet the next thing will be he will attack BiBi.


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



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Palestinians and Hamas Both Terrorists Groups Say No To Netanyahu



Hamas: Netanyahu speech a 'slap in the face' to Palestinians

Gaza City

The radical Islamist Hamas movement ruling Gaza rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Sunday night policy address, calling it a "slap in the face" for all moderate supporters of negotiations with Israel. In his speech, he ... erased the Palestinian refugees' right of return," said Ismail Radwan, a senior Hamas leader in Gaza, adding he also failed to "recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the independent Palestinian state."

Radwan also rejected Netanyahu's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel's Jewish character.

"His speech is a slap on the face of all those who bet on the choice of negotiations with Israel," he said. Hamas rejects a two- state solution to the conflict with Israel and opposes negotiations with Israel.
"What is needed now to be done immediately, is to stop immediately all ties with Israel," said the Hamas leader.


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Palestinians dismiss Israel plan

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Palestinians have rejected the Israeli prime minister's conditions for a two-state solution, saying he has "paralysed" the peace process.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas's spokesman said his comments challenged Palestinian, Arab and US positions.

But the US said Mr Netanyahu's stance was an "important step forward".

In a landmark speech, weeks after US President Barack Obama urged him to agree a two-state plan, Mr Netanyahu said the Palestinians must accept Israel as a Jewish state.

He said a Palestinian state must have no army, no control of its air space and no way of smuggling in weapons.

His speech provoked anger among Palestinian officials.

Mr Abbas's spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah said: "Netanyahu's remarks have sabotaged all initiatives, paralysed all efforts being made and challenges the Palestinian, Arab and American positions," Reuters news agency reported.

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the speech "closed the door to permanent status negotiations".

"We ask the world not to be fooled by his use of the term Palestinian state because he qualified it.

"He declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel, said refugees would not be negotiated and that settlements would remain."



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


How'd you know when a Pallies lying, their lips move.
There is nothing that Bibi could have said to placate them because their stated aim has never waivered or changed ... from the river to the sea.

There is nothing that they will accept short of the destruction of the state of Israel.



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June 14, 2009

U.S. Army's 234th Birthday Today! HOOAH!!




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Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, has a message for the Army Family on its 234th Birthday.


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Photo montage set to music celebrating the 234th birthday of the Army.




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In celebration of the U.S. Army's 234th birthday, left to right; Army Chief of Staff George W. Casey Jr., Col. Arthur Wittich, Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, Pvt. 2 Rex Vaughn, and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston cut a cake in the Pentagon courtyard, June 12, 2009. DoD




Fort Riley, Kan. ceremony honors both Army's 234th and 1st Infantry Division's 92nd birthdays


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The 234th birthday commemorates the U.S. Army, which is achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong. In this Year of the NCO, we especially celebrate the long tradition of strength and leadership from the NCO Corps.



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After Nearly 40 Years, a Salute Honoring Minnesota's Vietnam Veterans




Nine-year-old Kaleb Bartlett searched for the name of a soldier killed in Vietnam on a replica of the National Vietnam Memorial Wall which was on display at the Minnesota Honors Vietnam Era Veterans event on the Minnesota State Capitol grounds.




Vietnam veteran Arthur Turner, Minneapolis, talked about his experiences, which included losing a close friend, Lamar Charles Young, in 1967, while attending the Minnesota Honors Vietnam Era Veterans event on the Minnesota State Capitol grounds. Turner and his wife, Mary Ann, tried to find Young�s name on the replica of the National Vietnam Memorial Wall but were unable to locate it.


"On behalf of a grateful state, welcome and thank you. We appreciate each and every Vietnam-era veteran here today," said Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. "For many of you we know that it may have seemed that America's appreciation and recognition might not come. Yet today, I hope you know your sacrifice is valued, your courage is admired and your patriotism is celebrated," continued Pawlenty.

A celebration honoring Minnesota's Vietnam vets was marked both by who was there -- and who wasn't.

Star Tribune

If someone threw you a party about 40 years too late, would you still go?

On Saturday, at least 1,500 of Minnesota's Vietnam-era veterans did. The vets, along with friends and family that brought the total crowd to an estimated 5,000, came to an event in their honor held on the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul. There were cheese curds and hot dogs, plane flyovers and a color parade, live entertainment and VIP speakers, laughing children and nodding grannies. A lot like any summer weekend festival, until you got to the "Traveling Wall," a three-fifths scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C., listing the names of the dead, including more than 1,000 Minnesotans.

One middle-aged man with a long ponytail sat nearly touching the wall, cross-legged, motionless, for several minutes before wordlessly rising and walking away. Another, in casual business attire, bent down to find a name, then stood up and swiped at his eyes. It was the most sobering feature of an event planned to give long-overdue honors to the nation's most underappreciated veterans.

The weather seemed to salute as well, giving the vets one of those flawless June days that make the rest of the Minnesota year bearable. Men wore their hearts on their sleeves, their chests, their backs, heads and lapels. T-shirts reading "Vets Helping Vets" and "All gave some ... some gave all" now stretched across bellies grown larger and softer since the six-pack abs of basic training.

'Hanoi Jane'

Thick shocks of dark hair had gone white and wispy. But the camaraderie was still there, as in this overheard exchange about actress Jane Fonda, daughter of Henry Fonda, who enraged some by doing radio broadcasts from Hanoi, North Vietnam, during the war. :

Guy One: "Hanoi Jane. Remember her?" Guy Two: "Oh, yeah." Guy One: "I never paid to see any of her movies. Liked her old man, though." Guy Two: "Oh, yeah, me too."

At the memorial wall, Arthur Schneider of Coon Rapids knelt down and carefully took a rubbing on the name George P. Collins, his wife's brother, who grew up in Wyoming, Minn., and was killed early in the war in 1962.

"All the family was told was that he died honorably," said Schneider, a Vietnam vet himself. "In 2000, my wife put a notice on an online site asking for anyone who had served with him. Four years later, she got an e-mail. The guy said that he served with George, and that he was tending to his wounded platoon commander when he was shot. We're really glad to know that."
Schneider's parents were both World War II veterans, and he thinks they deserve the label "The Greatest Generation." Still, he said, it's tough for any soldier who served in Vietnam not to wish he'd experienced a similar hero's welcome.
"I don't want to sound like a victim, because I didn't have it as bad as a lot of them," he said. "But that's the hole that remains in our hearts, the way people acted when we came back."

Even growing up on an Indian reservation, an insular community known for circling around its own, didn't guarantee immunity from that backlash, said Rod High Elk, who led a group from White Earth in the color parade.

'It took about 20 years'

"Most of us just tried to sneak back into the life we had before," he said. "We didn't get any fanfare, and we didn't go around publicizing we were in the war. It took about 20 years to come out of our shells."
High Elk's friend Merlin Rondo recalled how he spent his first day back: "I flew into Fargo and spent the day hitchhiking around by myself looking for a cheap car to buy. Nope, no greeting party."

The St. Paul event had a reunion tent where members of different armed-forces branches could post notes with contact information.

Big round patch

But all it took for Jim Kostek of Brainerd to reconnect with an old comrade was spotting the big round patch on Art Turner's back.

Kostek and Turner, who originally hails from southern Georgia and now lives in Minneapolis, were both just 19 when they served in the same motor-transportation and service unit in 1966. They reminisced about the "Danang 500," a race whose winner "got a glass of real milk and a kiss from the Red Cross lady," Kostek said.
Turner recalled "burning the -- well, we'll call it the pooper," he said. This involved 55-gallon oil drums cut in half to be used as toilets, then dropped in a pit with some diesel fuel and burned up.
"I threw a grenade in one time," said Turner. "They might still be looking for me on that."
The two men sounded like a couple of old school buddies relating favorite pranks. That was easier than talking about the "nasty stuff, seeing dying every day," said Turner, who walks with a limp and a cane, courtesy of a knee shot in three places.

Two women friends of Kostek's and Turner's wife stood to the side, letting the guys catch up.

"When [the vets] came back, a lot of them went through at least one wife," said Kostek's friend Elaine Schultz, also of Brainerd. "I went with a guy once, if there were Vietnamese kids on TV, he'd look away."
"I don't think it would have worked out with me and Art if we married before he went to war," said Mary Ann Turner. "They went through too much, changed too much."

After the color parade and flyovers by Vietnam-era planes, speakers emphasized taking pride in service. Gov. Tim Pawlenty called the hostile reception Vietnam vets received "shameful" and said that "never again" would such disrespect be shown returning American soldiers.

"Welcome home, brothers and sisters," said WCCO anchor and military veteran Don Shelby. Pawlenty echoed that sentiment, and the crowd's roar of approval seemed to indicate that for these soldiers, late is better than never.




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


I am so glad they finally did this for our Vietnam Veterans. I do have to say it sure as hell took them long enough. Sorry but I had to say that. I am not ungrateful but it needed to be said.

Thank you Minn. and it sounds like it was done first class for our American Heroes. I am glad many of them got to meet each other and share and talk and njust being with their brothers.

Thenk you to Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty too. I read where he is not going to run again, to bad he is a good Republican.


WELCOME HOME to ALL OUR VIETNAM Veterans! And Thnk you!



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Respect for The American Flag Vs. Democrats/Terrorists NON Repect



Flag Day in the United States of America, observed every year on June 14, is an opportunity to honor the American flag. It's a chance to reflect on our flag's history and to celebrate this symbol of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

The first American flag was made in 1776 by Betsy Ross, who was George Washington's seamstress. On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress resolved the adoption of the flag of the United States. The idea of having a day every year to commemorate this event is believed to have been started in 1885 by Bernard J. Cigrand, a Wisconsin school teacher. During the following three decades, others continued recognizing our flag on June 14. Flag Day was officially established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 as a day to celebrate the anniversary of the 1777 resolution.


This is to honor those that fought for our country, that carried our Flag into battle. For everything our Flag means and stands for. For our troops that look at our Flag especially when in country and know those that served before them, fought too for our freedom and security. I want to seperate anything else from this today, because the truth is our Flag is for me about these American heroes I mentioned and has nothing to do with those seeking to destroy us in our government, in the White House, they are the ones I show you at the bottom of this post. They are the enemy within. Thank you Veterans and our Troops today, thank you for all the years of keeping us safe and free. ~ Wild Thing




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BASRA, IRAQ - APRIL 30: Commander 20th Armoured Brigade, Brigadier Tom Beckett (R) and Colonel Henry A Kievenaar, US Commander 2-4 BCT, salutes as the 20th Armoured Brigade flag is lowered during the Brigade Transfer of Authority ceremony at the Contingency Operating Base,located at Basra International Airport on April 30 2009 in Basra, Iraq. After six years, British forces have ended all combat operations in southern Iraq and have handed over power to the American military. The withdraw of British combat troops from Iraq has already begun and by 31 July 2009 the vast bulk of British Armed Forces will have all left the country.


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A member of a carry team stands by at Dover Air Force Base, Del. , as two American Flag draped transfer cases containing the remains of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ray A. Spencer of Los Angeles, and U.S. Army Private First Class Richard A. Dewater of Topeka, Kan. , are lowered to the tarmac.



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A Russian soldier adjusts the American flag before the arrival ceremony of Russian-American space crew at Chkalovskiy airport outside Moscow on April 8, 2009. The capsule carrying a Russian-American crew, returned safely to Earth along with Simonyi, a US billionaire whose second paid voyage to the international space station ended with a landing on the Kazakh steppe.




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The US Flags that were handed out for FREE to the democrats at their DNC Presidential Convention last year (August). When the night was over they simply threw them down on the floor, they were done with their
PROPS, and props is the only word for them in how they treated our American Flag.




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Judge: Terrorist can sue over torture memos







Judge: Terrorist can sue over torture memos

First time a government lawyer has been held potentially liable for abuse

SACRAMENTO, Calif.

A convicted terrorist can sue a former Bush administration lawyer for drafting the legal theories that led to his alleged torture, ruled a federal judge who said he was trying to balance a clash between war and the defense of personal freedoms.
The order by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White of San Francisco is the first time a government lawyer has been held potentially liable for the abuse of detainees.

White refused to dismiss Jose Padilla's lawsuit against former senior Justice Department official John Yoo on Friday. Yoo wrote memos on interrogation, detention and presidential powers for the department's Office of Legal Counsel from 2001 to 2003.

Padilla, 38, is serving a 17-year sentence on terror charges. He claims he was tortured while being held nearly four years as a suspected terrorist.

White ruled Padilla may be able to prove that Yoo's memos "set in motion a series of events that resulted in the deprivation of Padilla's constitutional rights."
"Like any other government official, government lawyers are responsible for the foreseeable consequences of their conduct," wrote White, a Bush appointee.

Yoo did not return telephone and e-mail messages Saturday.

White ruled that Yoo, now a University of California at Berkeley law professor, went beyond the normal role of an attorney when he helped write the Bush administration's detention and torture policies, then drafted legal opinions to justify those policies.

Yoo's recently released 2001 memo advised that the military could use "any means necessary" to hold terror suspects. A 2002 memo to then-White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales advised that treatment of suspected terrorists was torture only if it caused pain levels equivalent to "organ failure, impairment of bodily function or even death." Yoo also advised that the president might have the constitutional power to allow torturing enemy combatants
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Padilla is an American citizen who was arrested in Chicago in 2002 and accused of conspiring with al-Qaida to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb."

He was held in a Navy brig in Charleston, S.C., for three years and eight months as an enemy combatant. Padilla's lawsuit alleges Yoo personally approved his time and treatment in the brig.

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

“This lawsuit poses the question addressed by our founding fathers about how to strike the proper balance of fighting a war against terror, at home and abroad, and fighting a war using tactics of terror.”

Wake up, judge, and smell the green tea. The Founding Fathers had no clue about this war on terror conducted by savage animals bent on destroying our whole country. But there IS plenty of stuff and warnings about a president like Obama and how to protect our country from someone like that if SOMEONE would READ our CONSTITUTION!


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"George S Patton" Speech Listen Up Obama What a Real Man Says




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

Can you imagine Patton walking into Obama's office and eye to eye and saying this speech. Just the thought of it makes a pleasant day. heh heh OBama with his Miranda Rights, and wanting to talk to the "moderate Taliban" and his Muslim comments and speech in Cairo.



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

BobF
SMSgt, USAF
1973 - 1999


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Will the Uighurs (WEE-gurs) Terrorists Be Going To Disneyland Too?




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

Good grief! It just never stops does it.

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~ Flag Day ~



This video illustrates the importance of the American flag and what it symbolizes for our country.


The video features a young man pawning an American flag for a guitar. The pawnshop owner behind the counter is a Distinguished Medal of Honor Recipient from the Vietnam War, Fred Ferguson.

Chief Warrant Officer Ferguson was commander of a re-supply helicopter monitoring an emergency call from wounded passengers and crewmen of a downed helicopter under heavy attack within the enemy controlled city of Hue during the Tet Offensive. He unhesitatingly volunteered to attempt evacuation. Despite warnings from all aircraft to stay clear of the area due to heavy antiaircraft fire, Ferguson began a low-level flight at maximum airspeed along the Perfume River toward the tiny, isolated South Vietnamese Army compound in which the crash survivors had taken refuge. Coolly and skillfully maintaining his course in the face of intense, short range fire from enemy occupied buildings and boats, he displayed superior flying skill and tenacity of purpose by landing his aircraft in an extremely confined area in a blinding dust cloud under heavy mortar and small-arms fire. Although the helicopter was severely damaged by mortar fragments during the loading of the wounded, he disregarded the damage and, taking off through the continuing hail of mortar fire, flew his crippled aircraft on the return route through the rain of fire that he had experienced earlier and safely returned his wounded passengers to friendly control.

Fred Ferguson joined the Arizona National Guard after earning the Medal of Honor on active duty.

"The American flag is more than a piece of cloth. It symbolizes our nation’s freedom and all of those who fought so hard for it,” said Col. Hanson, a veteran of 23 years who recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq. “Freedom is a privilege that is earned and it must be guarded and protected.”

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June 13, 2009

Jew-hating Jimmy Carter Honored by Palestinians



Carter honored by Palestinians

RAMALLAH, West Bank

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was honored by the Palestinian government Saturday and pledged to support the Palestinians' campaign for independence to the end of his days.

In his acceptance speech, Carter urged the Palestinians to end their internal divisions and stop persecuting their rivals.

He was referring to the growing rift between the Islamic militant Hamas group, which controls Gaza, and Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in charge of the West Bank. Each side has been cracking down on the other's supporters, particularly since Hamas violently overran Gaza two years ago.

Carter met with Hamas' exiled leadership in Syria on Thursday and is to head to Gaza on Sunday, after meeting with Israeli officials. Carter has said peace between Israel and the Palestinians is impossible without involving Hamas, but reiterated in Syria that he was not representing the Obama administration.

Hamas is being shunned by most of the international community, including the U.S., for refusing to recognize Israel or renounce violence, though Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal has said repeatedly in recent weeks that his group wants to be part of a Mideast solution.

In the West Bank, Carter was awarded the Palestine International Award for Excellence and Creativity. Previous recipients included two former international envoys, James Wolfensohn and Peter Hansen.

Carter brokered the Israeli-Egypt peace accord of 1979 and several years ago wrote a book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," that is sharply critical of Israeli policies in the occupied territories.
"I have been in love with the Palestinian people for many years," he said Saturday, adding that this is a feeling shared by members of his family.
"I have two great-grandsons that are rapidly learning about the people here and the anguish and suffering and deprivation of human rights that you have experienced ever since 1948," he said.
Referring to President Barack Obama's call for an Israeli settlement freeze, Carter said that "in the future, I am sure, he will call for the dismantling of the settlements that exist."

But he noted that Obama also called for an end to violence against Israelis and for Arab acceptance of Israelis' right to their own nation. Carter said such acceptance is painful for displaced Palestinians, but that "there has to be an accommodation in the political world."

Carter, 85, pledged his "assistance, as long as I live, to win your freedom, your independence, your sovereignty and a good life."



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Honor him by keeping him there. We don't want him back. In fact, please take his 1/2 black, muslim protege too.

Palestinians will always honor useful idiots and traitors to the United States. And the most despicable part of all this is that Jimmah is *proud* to have received this award.

Kahane Tzodeik”: Kahane Was Right

"Never, ever deal with terrorists. Hunt them down and, more important, mercilessly punish those states and groups that fund, arm, support, or simply allow their territories to be used by the terrorists with impunity." - Rabbi Meir Kahane


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:55 PM | Comments (3)


The “robust debate” Obama Was Talking About



election candidate Mirhossein Mousavi they say he lost the election


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And here is some of that just some of the “robust debate” Obama was talking about.
Supporters of Iran's moderate presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi throw stones during clashes with police in Tehran June 13, 2009 during a protest against the election results in Tehran June 13, 2009. Thousands of people clashed with police on Saturday after the disputed election victory of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sparked the biggest protests in Tehran since the 1979 Islamic revolution.




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Iranian-Americans shout slogans against Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington on June 12, 2009. US President Barack Obama said that he thought there was a "possibility of change" in US-Iran relations and welcomed the "robust debate" taking place as Iranians voted in tight elections.


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Saturday June 13, 2009, showing Iran President Ahmadinejad during a broadcast on Iranian TV. Iran's re-elected president Ahmadinejad said during the broadcast Saturday that the recent presidential election was a "great achievement" for the people of Iran, and spoke of election celebrations.


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Report: Defeated Ahmadinejad rival arrested in Iran

Haaretz.com

Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi was reportedly arrested Saturday following the reformist's defeat at the polls by hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Supporters of Mousavi, the main challenger to Ahmadinejad, responded to the election with the most serious unrest in Tehran in a decade and charged that the result was the work of a dictatorship.

Mousavi's arrest was reported by an unofficial source, according to whom the presidential hopeful was arrested en route to the home of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Nevertheless, there were a number of contradictory reports from Iran on Saturday, in large part due to the heavy restrictions imposed on the media in the Islamic Republic, in particular on foreign reporters.

It was also reported Saturday that former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani resigned from all of his official positions in protest against the results of the election, which Mousavi denounced as rigged.

By nightfall, cell phone service appeared to have been cut in the capital
Tehran. And Ahmadinejad, in a nationally televised victory speech, accused the foreign media of coverage that harms the Iranian people. There was more rioting at night and fires continued to burn on the streets of Tehran.

Ahmadinejad called on the public to respect the vote and attacked the foreign media's coverage.

"All political and propaganda machines abroad and sections inside the country have been mobilized against the nation," he said in a televised addresss. "They have launched the heaviest propaganda and psychological war against the Iranian nation. Many global networks continuously worked, employing very complicated methods, that work against our nation and arranged a full-fledged battle against us."

Without mentioning the unrest on the streets, Ahmadinejad proclaimed that a new era has begun in the history of the Iranian nation.

"A bright and glorious future is ahead for the Iranian nation. ... I invite everyone to join me in constructing Iran," he said.




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

" I invite everyone to join me in constructing Iran"

He sounds exactly like the Muslim the USA has in the White House..... CHANGE, construct a new America.

Ahmadinejad obviously understands Chicago politics.


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Obama Takes Credit for "Robust Debate" in Iranian Sham Election



In the Rose Garden today Obama took credit for the elections in Lebanon and the possibility of Hope and Change in Iran.


Obama is asked about Iran's elections, and in his own egotistical way, he harkens back to his Cairo speech to take credit for Middle East 'dialogue' and 'hope' for the future of relations with Iran. What an ass.

"....after the speech that I, uh, made in Cairo we tried to send a clear message that we think there is the possibility of change, uhhh, aaaand -- ehhh, yuh-- oh -- Ultimately the election is for the Iranians to decide, uh, but, uh, just a-as has been true in Lebanon, what's, uh -- can be true in Iran as well is that you're seeing people looking at new possibilities. And, uh, whoever, uh, ends up winning, uh, the election in Iran, uh, the fact that there's been a robust debate hopefully will help, uh, advance our ability to engage them in new ways."


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RUSH: The ego of this man is simply incomprehensible to behold. Didn't President Obama say that we shouldn't impose our values on others? And wasn't Iran included in that? And now he's out taking credit for a "robust debate" because of his speech? I'm glad he put the qualifier in there: "Well, even if we don't end up with a new leader at least we've had a robust debate that will advance our ability to engage them in new ways." This is the Practiced Art of Deceit. President Obama knows that whoever the president of Iran is, is not relevant, that the mullahs run that country. It is the Islamic Republic of Iran. This presidential election and having a "president" is a buffer. It is to create an image to the world that there is some sort of freedom of choice in terms of the leadership in Iran, when we know there is not -- and Obama knows there is not. And yet here he is already taking credit for the election results in Lebanon and the "robust debate" in Iran. This guy has an ego and a narcissistic complex about himself, ladies and gentlemen, that can only be described as unhealthy and dangerous.


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

Hmmmm Do they have an ACORN over there, too?

LMAO can you believe the arrogance of Obama. He made that statement before the Iran election was even done. hahaha He doesn't only want to rule the USA but also the elections of other countries.

Besides being the evil, dangerous man that Obama is he is also a total embarassment to our country.

“And obviously, after the speech that I made in Cairo, we tried to send a clear message that we think there is the possibility of change. “

The “ obviously after the speech I made in Cairo” -me, me me, it’s all about me , everything is about me-is what’s sticking in everyone’s craw.


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Illinois Man Rescues Flags Improperly Thrown Out



Waste Management driver Jeff Olsen, 33, of South Elgin, Ill., has rescued more than 250 American flags from trash containers along his residential trash pickup routes.



Illinois man rescues flags improperly thrown out

USA Today

ELGIN, Ill.

Jeff Olsen doesn't pay much attention to the garbage he collects unless he spots red and white stripes or white stars on a blue background.

Whenever he sees a U.S. flag in the trash, Olsen retrieves it and takes it back to Waste Management offices in this Chicago suburb. He has rescued more than 250 flags in the past 18 months.

Olsen, 33, who was born in Grimsby, Ontario, started recovering flags soon after he was hired in 2005. Doug Zywiciel, a co-worker, brought a battered flag into the office, and Olsen asked him about it.

"He said, 'If you can believe it, people throw them out,' " Olsen recalls. Zywiciel and Jamie Lauderdale, another driver, explained that as Army veterans, they are offended when people don't dispose of flags properly.
"It just clicked," Olsen says, and he decided to join their effort to save discarded flags. American Legion Post 57 and Elks Lodge 737 will honor him on Flag Day, which is Sunday. Next month, he will be recognized at the state American Legion convention.

Flags collected by Olsen and other Waste Management drivers go into a box. When it's full, the flags are taken to the American Legion.

Don Sleeman, Post 57's adjutant, says enough flags to fill a 35-gallon container 40 times are dropped off every year.

Flags made of cotton or wool are burned in disposal ceremonies; those made of synthetic materials go to a local crematorium, which incinerates them for free.

Some people know how to properly discard flags, Sleeman says, but others "don't respect the flag, or they are ignorant of what to do with it." The American Legion distributes pamphlets on flag etiquette, and members visit schools to tell fifth- and sixth-graders about the flag's history and appropriate care.

Mike Schuiteman, Olsen's supervisor, says drivers aren't allowed to scavenge items from the garbage they collect, but flags are an exception.

"All our drivers have gotten together to do this," he says. "They realize this is a symbol of our nation."

Olsen's wife, Stacie, a former Army medic, helped him understand the flag's importance. When he finds one, "I feel kind of patriotic," says Olsen, who is a citizen of the USA and Canada. He and Stacie have two children, Tyler, 5, and Abbey, 2.

Several found flags are on display at the Waste Management facility here; Olsen has one in his garage, next to a Canadian flag.

"It's the symbol of our nation, so you have to take care of it," Olsen says. "You dump it, you see it, you grab it and you get it to the right place."


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

What a great story, I am so glad to hear about this. And I was glad to see what the boss said too that he is for it and the reason he gave was perfect.


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......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 07:50 AM | Comments (8)


"Are Women Born This Way"....I think some are! LOL




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What an adorable baby.

LMAO I swear I have never seen anything like this, a baby talkative like this.

LOL This baby reminds me of something that happened. hahahaha

My brother in law has been divorced for many years and he has a girlfriend
he has been with for almost 20 years. Her name is GiGi and she is from France, she has a very heavy French accent ,and politically is exactly like my brother in law a total socialist that hates President Bush and the war.

She is extremely talkative. So when they come to visit since we are the girls we end up visiting and chatting. That is ok for awhile but where she is able to do this chatting stuff for hours and hours non stop I get worn out. haha It isn't exactly like normal visiting, it is more like she talks and I listen and throw in the 'oh really' and 'a ha yes ' whenever she let's me. heh heh

One time when they were visiting, this happened about 15 years ago ( Calif.). I was really into working out like a bodybuilder. Three days on, one off, three on etc. Hours at the gym and I would come home completely drained, like walking in a zombie. Sometimes in the
summer I would just take my gym shoes off and dive in our pool clothes on the whole thing. Just from being so exhausted and hot.

They had arrived the night before and I was off to the gym by 7 the next morning. When I got home she was all ready for me to "listen". haha I did ok for about 2 hours then I asked I really need to go lay down for just a half hour or so, but I will be back downstairs as soon as I can.

I thought that would take care of my leaving the room. But she followed me upstairs talking the whole time, and then she sat on the lounge chair in the room as I slumped across the bed grabbing a pillow to try and sleep for my precious half hour. LOL

She would not stop, I said a silent prayer, please God, I just need a half hour and I will enter the world again. God must have chuckled at that one, and since I believe God does have a sense of humor he did not stop her. hahahhaahhaa

After 45 minutes of this, I sat up, took my pillow and announced very quietly I need to go to the dog house I will be back in awhile.

She kept talking as I left the room and as I went outside to the dog house that Nicholas had built. We had 3 St. Bernard's at the time and so he built them a little Swiss Chalet, a two story dog house with a ramp inside so they could use both floors. They were always in the house with us, but in case they wanted to go outside they had a cute place of their own. I crawled up the ramp with my pillow and had one of the best naps I have ever had. I could hear the slow breathing of the 3 St. Bernard's laying outside along the dog house and one even came in and up the ramp and put his head on my foot as I slept.

When I went back into the house all she said was...... OH I wondered where you were, you just disappeared. Hahahhaaa

So this adorable baby in this video reminded me so much of GiGi.


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....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 07:49 AM | Comments (8)


The Murder of Ilan Halimi by Islam Followers and The Cover Up



Ilan Halimi thought he was going out on a date.


Ilan was lured to his death by a woman he had met in his telephone store. They met up late on the night of January 20, 2006, in one of Paris's southern suburbs, Bagneux. She was what is called a "honey pot." She lured Ilan from his home and into the hands of a group of local radical Islamists called the Barbarians. They targeted him because he was a Jew. The Barbarians had connections with Hamas.

The Barbarians, in order to convince Halimi's parents their son had been kidnapped, borrowed a trick from Islamist kidnappers who abduct Westerners in the Middle East: They sent a picture of the young man being threatened by a gun and holding a newspaper to prove the date and time.


The Halimi Cover-Up

The abduction and murder in Paris of a young Jewish man by a gang of Muslim immigrants calling themselves the Barbarians shocked the whole of France in 2006. But now that the accused are on trial - silence.

A French judge has ordered the latest issue of the magazine Choc ("shock") removed from the shelves. The cover showed a man with duct tape completely covering his head, except for a small opening around his nostrils. His Recitation of verses from the Koran, while Ilan's tortured screams could be heard in the background.
nose is bloody. His hands are also bound with duct tape

It was a photo of Ilan Halimi, the 23-year-old Parisian Jew who was kidnapped and tortured for 24 days by the Barbarians.

His captors took the picture and sent it to his family. A lawyer for Halimi's family had complained about the magazine, but Choc's editor-in-chief Paul Payan responded: "Of course, we understand the anguish of the parents and, of course, we share their anguish.... But what's so harrowing is not the publication of this photo. What's harrowing is what it represents, what happened, the reality behind it."

And it gets worse. The New York Times reported last week that "in the two and a half weeks since 27 people went on trial [in Paris] for the brutal 2006 kidnapping, torture and killing of a young Jewish man, little has filtered out about the proceedings." Worse still, the little that has emerged indicates that French government and law enforcement have done everything in their power to obscure the Islamic Jew-hatred that led these Muslims to commit this crime.

The corrupt media, aligned with the jihad forces, has long blacked out the truth about Halimi's homemade concentration camp and the inconceivable horrors that were suffered by this French Jew, chosen by Islam's soldiers for unimaginable torture. They covered up the religious aspects of this depraved barbarity. Law enforcement did as well.

No one said anything about the Koran's statement that the Jews are the Muslims' worst enemies. No one referenced Muhammad's words: "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say, 'O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.'" Never was there heard anything about the Islamic tradition that says: "When judgment day arrives, Allah will give every Muslim a Jew or Christian to kill, so that the Muslim will not enter into hell fire."

Ilan's uncle, Rafi Halimi, reported that "the gang phoned the family on several occasions and made them listen to the recitation of verses from the Koran, while Ilan's tortured screams could be heard in the background."

Three weeks of unimaginable torture. Three weeks. So many clues. So many guilty animals partaking in the continuing torture in their "homemade concentration camp."

Twenty-three people participated in torturing Ilan. Another twenty were involved indirectly. The custodian of the building gave them the key to an apartment where they said they wanted to "keep someone." French journalist Guy Millière reported that "the screams must have been loud because the torture was especially atrocious: the thugs cut bits off the flesh of the young man, they cut his fingers and ears, they burned him with acid, and in the end poured flammable liquid on him and set him on fire."

Horrible tortures. Horrible torturers. One of the torturers would go to work at a TV station every day and come back to partake in the torture. The girls who lured Halimi into the trap knew he had been kidnapped. They knew Youssef Fofana, the leader of the Barbarians, was extremely violent. They knew Ilan was still in his hands three weeks later. All they had to do was make an anonymous phone call to the police. No one would have known. They did not do it. No neighbor thought to say to the police that something strange was going on in their building

The police told the family not to say a word. The Jewish community was not warned when prior attempts to kidnap Jewish men had failed. The Jewish community was not warned before the successful attempt.

Even the one member of the gang who dropped out because he was shocked by their violence did not call the police.

When Ilan was found, the head of the fire department who was called to the scene, a man with decades of experience, almost fainted when he saw the victim. The last thing Youssef Fofana did was slit Ilan's throat, twice, and pour a flammable liquid on him to try to set him on fire. But this did not burn him to death, because Ilan walked for perhaps one hour, trying still to find a way to live.

It was another brutal Islamic slaughter of a defenseless Jew. To cover it up now is only to help ensure that it happens again.



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

The IDF, and our t troops are fighting demons in human form. Islam is at war with civilization and not to acknowledge this, to try and say like the left wants us to believe and Obama especially, to say it is even close to being a " religion" of peace is aiding the enemy imo.




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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 (2)


NJ National Guard 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Returns Home From Iraq


Sgt. 1st Class Shawnn Frey of Langhorn, PA playing with her 3 year old daughter Liberty


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Crowds line the street as hundreds of New Jersey National Guard soldiers march in a parade through downtown Trenton, N.J., Friday, June 12, 2009, to honor their return from Iraq.




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Hundreds of New Jersey National Guard soldiers fill the street to march in a parade through downtown Trenton, N.J., Friday, June 12, 2009, to honor their return from Iraq


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New York Jets cheerleaders greet some of the hundreds of New Jersey National Guard soldiers waiting to march in a parade through downtown Trenton, N.J., Friday, June 12, 2009, to honor their return from Iraq. The mobilization last year of roughly 2, 900 soldiers- roughly half of the state's entire guard unit-marked the largest deployment of New Jersey National Guard troops to a combat zone since World War II. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)


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NJ National Guard 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returns home from Iraq

TRENTON, N.J.

Little Jewel Moore thought her daddy lived inside the computer. That's because since she was 3 months old, he did. And Moore, one of the 2,900 New Jersey National Guard soldiers back from Iraq .

This was the largest deployment of New Jersey National Guard troops to a combat zone since World War II.

Soldiers were greeted with cheers Friday as they marched through the streets of the state capital in a welcome home parade. A 19-gun salute signaled the start of a parade through downtown Trenton.

In front of the newly finished World War II memorial outside the Statehouse, soldiers were greeted by Gov. Jon S. Corzine and Maj. Gen. Glenn Rieth, who told them the state would never forget their service or needs going forward.

"We'll make sure your transition back is as successful as your service to us has been," Corzine said.

The parade ended at Sovereign Bank Arena where guardsmen were treated to a USO show that included performances by comedian Joe Piscopo of "Saturday Night Live" fame and other local entertainers.

Also welcoming ithem home, were cheerleaders from three of the areas professional football and basketball teams.

Volunteers from many groups including the USO, The Salvation Army, The Red Cross, and The American Recreational Military Services served free food and beverages during the day long celebration.

"You are the blessing in 'God Bless America,'" Newark Mayor Cory Booker told the troops at the arena. "We welcome you home and tell you that you are not home alone."

Inside the Sovereign Bank Arena since 9:30 a.m., approximately 5,000 parents, girlfriends and children of soldiers gathered and watched the parade on the screens of the sports arena.

And then, finally, the soldiers filed in, vigorously waving the flags of their companies. Booming music, like the theme to the movie Star Wars, blasted over the stadium speakers.

Loved ones in the stands screamed as they recognized husbands, fathers, wives, sons and daughters in the sea of light-brown uniforms. Soldiers waved back. Some in the stands had tears in their eyes as cameras flashed.




VIDEO of yesterday and the Welcome Home


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Wild Thing's comment......


Welcome Home! God bless each one of you! Thank you!


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.....Thank you John G. for sending this to me.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (5)


Obama Was Tricked I tell ya!



Obama did not bow to the King of Saudi Arabia...



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He was tricked...... Here's the proof


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Wild Thing's comment......

LMAO ....too funny.

Of course we all know he didn't really bow, and why? Because his people told the news people and the news people told the kool-aid drinking people to tell the right wing gun totating, Bible carrying,Constitution respecting people what they saw, when they already knew what they had seen, but the kool aid drinking people can't see without being told what they see and that has to come from the news people after they get their memo's from the Obama people.

Whew I am worn out. hahahaha




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


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

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


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:46 AM | Comments (2)


Propaganda of Hate from Shepard Smith and Other Lefties After Shooting By a LEFTIE!



Shep Smith attacks right-wing 'crazies'

Rips people questioning eligibility as being 'out there in a scary place'

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, host of the top-rated evening cable newscast, believes Americans challenging the eligibility of Barack Obama to hold the office of president are "crazies," saying "there is no truth whatsoever" to the suggestion Obama is not a "natural born citizen."

Smith made the remark during analysis of today's shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, where an elderly gunman opened fire with a rifle, killing a security guard before himself being shot. Police were probing an alleged white supremacist, James von Brunn, as the assailant.

During his interview with Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Smith said:

"There are these crazies out there who want to pretend [Obama's] not a citizen of the United States, who want to pretend that his religion is something they see as in some way troublesome to them and all of us. And there is a group perpetuating this thought, and there is a culture to which you can attach yourself very easily through the Internet. ... We know it's absolutely – there is no truth whatsoever – zero – to any of those ideas, yet they live within the computer and they fester in people's minds."

Beirich agreed completely with Smith's remarks, as she responded:

"You're hitting the nail on the head about these kinds of crazed conspiracies whether they're about the president, or we're hearing things like FEMA setting up camps to round up Americans and put them in. I'm getting bad sort of deja-vu from the 1990s when anti-government militias were on the rise, when Tim McVeigh committed that [bombing] in Oklahoma City and I really am hoping that we're not going through a repeat of that."

Smith made numerous references to a Department of Homeland Security report warning of potential violence from "right-wing extremists," and said he's been personally disturbed by an increase in e-mail to him from people "who are way out there on a limb ... out there in a scary place."

Ironically, Smith himself allegedly engaged in activity some might deem questionable.

Shepard Smith's 2000 mugshot


As WND previously reported, during the presidential election fiasco in November 2000, Smith was arrested at the Florida Capitol for allegedly driving his Mazda Millenia into another reporter who was standing in a parking space she attempted to save for a friend. The victim, freelance journalist Maureen Walsh of Tallahassee, was hospitalized and released later the same day with bruises on her knees and legs.

According to NewsBlues, a witness to the incident said Smith "intentionally ran into her with his car to try and get her to move from the parking spot. She was thrown onto the hood of the car and ended up on the ground. Smith then parked the car, turned off the engine, turned to the crews assisting the reporter and said "f--- you" and walked into the state capital. Police and paramedics were called."
"When arrested on the street outside the capital, Smith said he couldn't understand why this was happening ... they then handcuffed him."

Smith was charged with a felony the day of the offense, but the charge was later downgraded to a misdemeanor and eventually dropped.

Two hours after Smith's TV remarks about "crazies," his network colleague Glenn Beck said of the shooting in Washington, "This is not the work of right-wing conservatives."
"This guy is a lone gunman nut job," Beck said. "I'm not stirring the pot. I am pointing out that the pot is boiling and there is trouble in America. ... Common sense tells you that there are very hateful people on the right and on the left."




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CHRIS MATTHEWS: This is a political action by a far right extremist

ANDERSON COOPER: The rise of hate groups in the United States of right-wing extremists.

KEITH OLBERMANN: Right-wing religious based domestic terrorism.

BROWN: Right-wing extremism.

JOAN WALSH: There is a rising climate of right-wing hate, a lot of it directed at Obama.

Well, who did the shooter in Washington D.C. at the Holocaust Museum hate? He hated both Bushes. He hated neocons. He hated John McCain. He hated Republicans. He hated Jews as well. He believes in an inside job conspiracy of 9/11. This guy is a leftist, if anything. This guy's beliefs, this guy's hate stems from influence that you find on the left, not on the right.

People on the left are the ones that hate the Jews, I have never met a conservative that hated Jews. People on the left are the ones that preach racism such as Rev. Right, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton etc. The left is doing a huge propaganda thing against the Right that is very bad and dangerous too. The way they lie and notice how all those people had the same speel moments after the shooting. And they want us to think they actually are giving the news????? NO WAY it is all about propaganda including Shepard Smith.


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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 06:45 AM | Comments (6)


Obama's Socialized UNHealthie Care and He Wants Us To Feed the Beast




House Health-Care Proposal Adds $600 Billion in Taxes

Blomberg.com

June 12


Health-care overhaul legislation being drafted by House Democrats will include $600 billion in tax increases and $400 billion in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel said.

Democrats will work on the bill’s details next week as they struggle through “what kind of heartburn” it will cause to agree on how to pay for revamping the health-care system, Rangel, a New York Democrat, said today. The measure’s cost is reaching well beyond the $634 billion President Barack Obama proposed in his budget request to Congress as a 10-year down payment for the policy changes.

Asked whether the cost of a health-care overhaul would be more than $1 trillion over a decade, Rangel said, “the answer is yes.” Some Senate Republicans, including Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, say the costs will likely exceed $1.5 trillion.

House Democrats plan to release their legislation next week. Obama is working with Congress to get legislation to his desk by October.

Democrats in the House and Senate are crafting legislation that would require all Americans to have health insurance, prohibit insurers from refusing to cover pre-existing conditions and place other restrictions on the industry.

Online Exchanges

The legislation would establish online exchanges for individuals to purchase insurance and would require employers to provide health benefits to workers or pay a penalty. Some Democrats also are backing creation of a government-run program to expand coverage to the uninsured. The issue is the subject of bipartisan negotiations with Republican who oppose the so-called public option.

Rangel said Democrats are still considering options for tax increases that might be in the bill, including a possible end to the income tax exclusion for employer-paid health benefits.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, is considering a proposal to apply income taxes to health-care plans if they are significantly more expensive than the basic health plan for federal employees -- $13,000 for a family of four.
Rangel said House Democrats want to avoid the deeper cuts to projected spending under Medicare and Medicaid that Obama has been putting forth. House Democrats want to achieve cost-savings by cuts in payments to private insurance plans under Medicare.

Covering the Costs

Obama has pledged that health-care changes won’t add to the deficit. To accomplish that, he’s proposed getting about $600 billion by reducing tax deductions available to the wealthy, and by trimming Medicare payments to insurance companies.
That won’t be enough to cover the overhaul costs. Obama said this week he plans in the coming days to disclose more proposals for raising “additional sources of revenue.” In a letter last week to Senate Democrats drafting legislation he said he will be proposing between $200 billion and $300 billion in further Medicare and Medicaid cuts.

Obama plans to give a speech Monday in Chicago to the American Medical Association as part of his campaign to build up support for what could be the biggest changes to healthcare policy since Medicare was established in 1965.

Rangel said that while House Democrats will likely release more details about health policy changes in their legislation next week, the package of offsetting tax increases and spending cuts likely will come later. Democrats, he said, want to put forth the more-positive aspects of an overhaul first. Rangel also wants to let lawmakers have time to study and weigh in on proposed offsets.
“We have a problem in not wanting to attract enough negative attention to the bill in terms of the pay-fors,” he said. “Let them get a good feel for the coverage.”


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Obama's plan, let the old folks die, don’t waste money on treatment, poor quality care, fewer doctors and hospitals, long waits for treatment, and most importantly, lack of individual choice - Freedom. America has the best health care in the world, driven by competition and the research and innovation of free enterprise. Obama and Congress are determined to ruin the great medical care we already enjoy.

This will be the Liberal /Socialist Final Solution courtesy of Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the US Congress. You can reach them at 202-225-3121

Rangel says it will cost $1 trillion over 10 years

Orin Hatch says $1.5 trillion ....

Plus they will transfer $400 billion from Medicare/Medicaid to this program.

Whew mind boggeling!


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:44 AM


June 12, 2009

AmericorpsGATE Michelle and Obama Style



Obama Fires AmeriCorps IG Who Identified Millions In Misspent Money

Ousted AmeriCorps watchdog defends waste probe
h/t Mikchelle Malkin blog

An inspector general fired by President Barack Obama said Friday he acted "with the highest integrity" in investigating AmeriCorps and other government-funded national service programs. Gerald Walpin said in an interview with The Associated Press that he reported facts and conclusions "in an honest and full way" while serving as inspector general at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

In a letter to Congress on Thursday, Obama said he had lost confidence in Walpin and was removing him from the position.

Walpin defended his work on Friday. "I know that I and my office acted with the highest integrity as an independent inspector general should act," he said.

Obama's move follows an investigation by Walpin finding misuse of federal grants by a nonprofit education group led by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who is an Obama supporter and former NBA basketball star. Johnson and a nonprofit education academy he founded ultimately agree to repay half of $847,000 in grants it had received from AmeriCorps.

Walpin was criticized by the acting U.S. attorney in Sacramento for the way he handled the investigation of Johnson and St. HOPE Academy.

"It is vital that I have the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general," Obama said in the letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Vice President Joe Biden, who also serves as president of the Senate. "That is no longer the case with regard to this inspector general."

The president didn't offer any more explanation, but White House Counsel Gregory Craig, in a letter late Thursday to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, cited the U.S. attorney's criticism of Walpin to an integrity committee for inspectors general.


What the IG found: Waste, duplication, ineffective spending, criminal background check lapses, and repeated violations of the grant rules. And they’re not doing anything about it.

"As a result of applying our procedures, we questioned education awards of $16,152,414 and draw downs of $773,254. In general, we questioned the education awards for members whose eligibility was not established in accordance with grant requirements for criminal background checks. Draw downs were questioned mostly for fixed fees related to members whose eligibility we questioned and also for drawing down in excess of fees earned. In addition, our compliance findings when taken as a whole indicate pervasive problems of eligibility, timekeeping, and documentation. A questioned cost is an alleged violation of a provision of law, regulation, contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or other agreement or document governing the expenditure of funds or a finding that, at the time of testing, includes costs not supported by adequate documentation. "


The following is a summary of grant compliance testing results…

1. RFCUNY drew down more funds than it was due.

2. RFCUNY did not follow certain AmeriCorps Provisions.

3. The supervisory signature on members’ timesheets was not the members’ supervisor, or that of someone with direct knowledge of hours served by the members.

4. Members did not always record actual service hours on their timesheets.

5. Some members’ timesheet hours were not accurately recorded in the Corporation’s Web-Based Reporting System.

6. RFCUNY did not require its members to timely submit their member contracts, forms, and timesheets.

7. RFCUNY used preprinted member documentation and did not ensure that all member documentation was completed, signed, and dated.

8. RFCUNY did not maintain documentation to demonstrate that each member’s evaluation complied with AmeriCorps Regulations and the Member Agreement.

9. RFCUNY did not maintain documentation to demonstrate that members received criminal background checks and that any background checks conducted complied with AmeriCorps Provisions.

10. RFCUNY entered incorrect member start dates in Corporation systems and in member contracts.

11. Some members worked beyond their contract-end date.

Another recent IG report on Americorps waste by open-borders lobbying group, La Raza (”The Race”) spotlighted its failure to complete background checks and institute secure financial controls and it goes on almost endless.



Michelle Ho-Bama fingerprints all over it

Inspector general removed after scathing report on AmeriCorps grantee.


Some decisions about CNCS are being made by First Lady Michelle Obama, according to service advocates (who asked not to be named). Last week, Mrs. Obama announced that her chief of staff, Jackie Norris, would move to CNCS as a senior adviser. Officials said yesterday that Norris is scheduled to arrive on June 22.

Asked why the announcement of Walpin's removal came late Wednesday from CNCS instead of the White House, Schmelzer of CNCS said it's because Walpin - who serves at the pleasure of the president - is a corporation employee.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, Jackie Norris, is being sent to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) in what is both a White House shake-up and an indication of the first lady’s sway over the corporation that oversees AmeriCorps, Serve and Learn and the Senior Corps.

Observers believe Norris, whom Obama came to know early in the Iowa caucus campaign, was forced out of the White House so that long-time Obama friend Susan Sher could take over. But those same observers see her appointment as senior adviser to the corporation as an overall win for CNCS, believing that Norris still will have a straight line to the White House.

CNCS remains without a CEO after the withdrawal last month of Nike vice president Maria Eitel, even before her nomination went to the Senate. Although the corporation’s CEO must be nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate, Michelle Obama reportedly has taken the lead in selecting the nominee.


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

Well we had all those 'gates' with the Clinton's so now since we have another democrat in the White House we will be seeing more of the same. More corruption, more lies, more secrets, more control and fire this one fire that one that speaks out or wants to tell the truth.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 PM | Comments (3)


Military Warns Against Detainee Transfers



Military warns against detainee transfers


The Washington Times

Military intelligence officials have quietly told Congress they advised against transferring 25 of the 60 Guantanamo Bay terror detainees deemed eligible for relocation by the Obama administration, including five who are considered to be highly dangerous and likely to return to the battlefield.

But the Defense Intelligence Agency officials did not raise any formal objections with the administration because they concluded the decision to move prisoners already had been made, according to a letter Sen. Tom Coburn, a member of the intelligence committee, sent Tuesday to Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair.

In the letter, obtained by The Washington Times, the Oklahoma Republican senator questions whether the White House put political considerations ahead of national security.

"The DIA told the committee that DIA has not objected to the release of many rank-and-file members of terrorist organizations 'due to an explicit understanding that many detainees were destined to be transferred out of GTMO regardless of intelligence-based objections,' " Mr. Coburn wrote.

"DIA's admission that it is not objecting to the release of some members of terrorist organizations due to a belief that policy considerations will outweigh intelligence concerns is highly troubling and highlights the need for the committee to hear from your office about the judgments of all agencies on this matter," Mr. Coburn wrote.

The DIA did not respond to multiple messages seeking comment. But a spokesman for the DNI, the nation's top intelligence official who reports directly to the president, said the intelligence community's job is to provide information and evaluation, and not to step into political debates.

"The intelligence community provides independent, objective intelligence analysis to policymakers without regard to political considerations," said Michael Birmingham, the spokesman.

Polls show that a majority of Americans are opposed to closing the prison and moving the detainees to the U.S., with some potentially standing trial in U.S. courts, and state offficials have lined up to oppose having any of the detainees moved to their jurisdiction.

The Pentagon in the past has made it clear the Ex-Gitmo detainees turning to terrorism on rise.



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

Obama is not going to listen to our military and our military is not able to be bottom line, hard line on this with him. When it comes to oa CIC like Obama it sure is too bad our military can't just tell him he is full of it and really lay into him how stupid this all is and how he had taken an oath to protect the citizens of this country. I know..... we better not hold our breath.




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Doctors’ Group Opposes Public Insurance Plan



Doctors’ Group Opposes Public Insurance Plan

WASHINGTON

As the health care debate heats up, the American Medical Association is letting Congress know that it will oppose creation of a government-sponsored insurance plan, which President Obama and many other Democrats see as an essential element of legislation to remake the health care system.

The opposition, which comes as Mr. Obama prepares to address the powerful doctors’ group on Monday in Chicago, could be a major hurdle for advocates of a public insurance plan. The A.M.A., with about 250,000 members, is America’s largest physician organization.

While committed to the goal of affordable health insurance for all, the association had said in a general statement of principles that health services should be “provided through private markets, as they are currently.” It is now reacting, for the first time, to specific legislative proposals being drafted by Congress.

But in comments submitted to the Senate Finance Committee, the American Medical Association said: “The A.M.A. does not believe that creating a public health insurance option for non-disabled individuals under age 65 is the best way to expand health insurance coverage and lower costs. The introduction of a new public plan threatens to restrict patient choice by driving out private insurers, which currently provide coverage for nearly 70 percent of Americans.”

If private insurers are pushed out of the market, the group said, “the corresponding surge in public plan participation would likely lead to an explosion of costs that would need to be absorbed by taxpayers.”

If the doctors are too aggressive in fighting the public plan, they risk alienating Democrats whose support they need for legislation to increase their Medicare fees.



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

God bless the AMA for speaking out it can't be easy for them when they have to play so many games with politics too and I bet they hate that part of it. I know my doctor has mentioned a couple of times about trying very hard never to over book so he can give each patient the time they need.




From Rush:

The bottom line, he's already set up a socialized medicine health care board in the Porkulus bill modeled after the UK, which he admitted is a socialist system, socialized medicine, there's no other way to describe what the man wants to do than to call it socialized medicine. Single payer socialized medicine. And it's all about control. It's not about cost. This man's not worried about the cost of anything. He doesn't care what anything costs. A trip to New York for a date, $12 trillion in debt over ten years, he doesn't care what things cost. That's just to make you think he does. He doesn't care what health care costs. In strict financial terms we don't have the money as a country to be buying anything. We don't have the money. Do you realize we only have the money because the Chinese buy our bonds? But we don't have the money. We are spending so far beyond our income. He doesn't care about that.
If the AMA get too aggressive here, they risk angering Democrats who already control their income via Medicare. This is political health care at play here. "If the doctors are too aggressive in fighting the public plan, they risk alienating Democrats whose support they need for legislation to increase their Medicare fees."
The AMA, as I said at the opening of this program, we're now being trained, we're now being told to hate the doctors and to hate the insurance companies. This is an administration and liberalism that fosters and promotes hate to get what it wants. You watch, the AMA, they're on the front page of the New York Times, "We don't like what Obama is going to do." You watch how they're going to be characterized in the next couple days. They're going to be characterized as a special interest group only out for themselves, and they're going to pit the AMA -- doctors -- against all of you for the express purpose of getting you to hate the doctors, to put pressure on the doctors to buckle and accept Obama's plan. That's how this is going to happen.




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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 07:50 AM | Comments (12)


The Gotland Class Submarine



Gotland class submarine

Navy.mil

The Gotland class attack submarines of the Swedish Navy are modern diesel-electric submarines. They are the first submarines in the world to feature a Stirling engine air-independent propulsion (AIP) system, which extends their underwater endurance from a few days to about a month


“Recent establishment of the Fleet ASW Command in San Diego, Calif., combined with the planned deployment of a state-of-the-art Swedish diesel sub and crew to the West Coast, provides our forces innovative opportunities to train during combined exercises,” said U.S. Fleet Forces Command Director of Readiness and Training, Rear Adm. Don Bullard.

The Swedish navy will provide an advanced diesel submarine, a Gotland-class air independent propulsion (AIP) submarine, for the U.S. Navy’s long-term use. ASW training will be conducted from San Diego and attached to Submarine Squadron 11. The Swedish submarine will be Swedish-flagged, commanded, manned and operated. U.S. Navy personnel will be aboard the Swedish submarine as riders and observers for training purposes.

“This U.S.-Swedish effort will demonstrate the further development of international interoperability between the two nations,” said Inspector of the Royal Swedish Navy, Rear Adm. Jörgen Ericsson.

Nations around the globe continue to acquire quiet and lethal submarines designed to operate in littoral regions and the open ocean. With advanced developments in weaponry and propulsion, the nature of ASW has changed, increasing the risks to operations at sea.

Control of littoral environments is essential to ensuring prompt access for joint forces moving ashore from the sea. Future ASW effectiveness in this critical area demands a dedicated focus on sensors, operational doctrine, and fleet ASW training. Through U.S. and Swedish efforts, both navies are meeting this challenge head on, and preparing for the future.

“This will vastly improve our capability to conduct realistic, effective antisubmarine warfare training that is so critical to the Navy’s ability to accomplish our mission,” said Bullard. “It also expands our efforts in developing coalition ASW tactics, techniques and procedures. This is a great opportunity for both navies, and we are very excited about it."


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

Cool, this is really interesting.

When I was a kid imy Dad took us to the Museum in Chicago where they had a Sub we could go into and take a tour. It was amazing and really made you feel in a small way what it would be like to actually be in a submarine. It was a great lesson about a part of our Navy and what it is like.


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....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 07:49 AM | Comments (12)


Awesome Phone Call: Karna Small Bodman on Obama's Czars


Karna Small Bodman on Obama's Czars

Karna served in the White House of President Ronald Reagan for six years. Her last post was Senior Director of the National Security Council. She was also on the air for fifteen years as a TV News Anchor and Reporter.

Her website

And from her website her Gallery page with photos with Reagan etc.


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RUSH: This is Karna. It's Karna in Washington, our nation's capital. Hi, Karna. It's great to have you here.

CALLER: Well, hi, Rush! Delighted to be with you today.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: Since it's Open Line Friday, I thought I'd bring up a point about the great amassing of executive power that this new president's been going through that hasn't really gotten a lot of press coverage. I mean, for example, look. The man has now appointed -- I think I'm right on this, I do a lot of research -- 21 White House czars.

RUSH: Yes.

CALLER: He's got the energy czar, the urban affairs, the faith-based czar, the regulatory czar, the climate czar, and today we got word of the pay czar: "The Special Master for Compensation."

RUSH: Yes.

CALLER: You know, Rush, (laughs) the Russians, starting in the year 1600, up to the last of them, they appointed 22 czars. It took them, you know, 400 years or so, and they had one at a time. Obama's got 21 of them in five months, and what people don't realize is that these people serve quote "at the pleasure of the president." They're not confirmed by the Senate. Most of these activities are ones that would normally take place in a cabinet office.

RUSH: Yeah, that's right. That was my point. He was superseding his cabinet people.

CALLER: Well, precisely. He's setting up all kinds of problems there, that's another issue. But all the cabinet people are confirmed by the Senate down to the assistant secretary level. They go up to the Hill, give testimony, and so the Hill, of course, has oversight and all that sort of thing. I mean, even Senator Bobby Byrd has been upset about this. He's tried to put out a couple of press releases questioning the way this is threatening the constitutional balance of power.


RUSH: Can you hold on through the break?

CALLER: Absolutely.

RUSH: I want to talk to you more about this. I want to ask you some questions. The latest to raise a stink about this is Steny Hoyer, who is raising a stink about Obama's use of executive power by fiat.

RUSH: We rejoin Karna now in Washington, DC. Are you still there?

CALLER: I absolutely am.

RUSH: Terrific. Here's the story and this is out of Washington: "House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Thursday that he disagreed with a major proposal President Obama advanced this week to help trim health care costs. Obama wants to give a little-known panel, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, more power to come up with recommendations to control costs in the government's Medicare program. Congress then would be required to vote on those recommendations -- up or down, without revision -- much like the model used for the federal Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, or BRAC, for military installations. Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, said there's little support for the idea, which Obama floated Wednesday in a letter to two senators. 'It was OK for BRAC,' Hoyer said. 'But for legislation that affects literally millions and millions of Americans -- that's an entirely different issue from a policy standpoint.'" I don't know. There is no way it conceivably can be constitutional. No agency can have the authority to tell Congress it can only vote up or down on what is obviously legislation. So here is another example of a czar-like group exerting total federal control even over Congress, and Hoyer is standing up and saying no.


CALLER: Well, he's absolutely right. As I said Bobby Byrd is right, too, and all of these czars that they're mentioning: the urban affairs czar, the car czar, the cyber czar, the regulatory czar, the climate czar, you know, they are all developing these little fiefdoms inside the White House without oversight at all on the part of the Congress. And it's absolutely amazing all of these people. There's one other example that I could give you, Rush, if I could. I served in the Reagan White House for six years --

RUSH: You sound very smart. I was going to observe that. You sound very intelligent.

CALLER: Well, you know, I work in government, so, of course, now we have, I would call the anti-Reagan president in the White House. And when I was there -- and this has not received any publicity at all -- the NSC staff, National Security Council staff in the White House, in the Reagan days, we had 40 professional staff, okay, 40 professional staff. And the job was to take the various policies from State, Commerce, DOD, and so forth, and analyze them, present the policies fairly to the president for a decision. Today, you know what he's got in there? Two-hundred-and-eighty, 280 NSC staffers! I don't know where they park. Of course, who has White House mess privileges, that's sort of another issue. It's incredible.

RUSH: Now, wait, wait, that is interesting to me. You gloss over that but I've been there enough times to know that that's a great question, where do 280 National Security Council staffers park, and is there room for all of these additional people in the White House mess?

CALLER: Absolutely not. It's amazing. I don't know what they're going to do about that. But they've got all these people. And as I said before, they're serving at the pleasure of the president, not anywhere else in the government. And I don't know where they're going to put 'em. They're going to have to have annexes all over town, I have no clue. But this amassing of executive power, I mean it makes anything that the Bush-Cheney White House did look like third-grade recess.

RUSH: Well, you know, you have two people, Hoyer and Robert Byrd pop up about specific things. I'll tell you a little story. I was invited by the president on the day after my birthday, January 13th, to go to the White House for a lunch, a goodbye lunch in his dining room off the Oval Office, and he told me he was aghast, he says you won't believe the number of czars this guy is going to appoint. He had talked to Obama, Obama had laid out some of his plans and they had talked. He's going to have all these czars and they're not going to be answerable to anybody.

CALLER: Exactly right.

RUSH: And it's happened.

CALLER: Exactly right. I mean, we always had a few, you maybe had a drug czar, you had a faith-based person, you know, looking at things like that, but 21?

RUSH: Okay, so tell me the purpose of it. You can enlighten people here. Why is he doing this?

CALLER: Executive power. The man is into executive power. I mean look at everything he's been doing. He has been gaining and grabbing as much power as he possibly can. This is his one chance.

RUSH: Yes, well, maybe.

CALLER: Maybe? Well, I'm not quite sure how you can stop it. The man does have the right to appoint his staff, you know, it's just that it's getting totally --

RUSH: Well, let's play this out. You say and answered my question, why is he doing this? Executive power. That's a term you inside-the-Beltway types use, and it's not incorrect. But I think there's a better answer.

CALLER: Okay.

RUSH: He's a statist. He's an authoritarian. He wants to rule; he doesn't want to govern.

CALLER: Well, you did call him Lord Obama I think on a previous segment.

RUSH: I have, and the Most Merciful.

CALLER: I think you're getting it right.

RUSH: The Most Merciful.

CALLER: I think you're getting it right. I'll tell you something, something else in my research, I write books, now, Rush, and there was something from the campaign, here's a great line, he said, quote, "My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: Barack Obama.

RUSH: Barack Obama, which he's doing.

CALLER: It's scary.

RUSH: He is doing it and he's got blanket support from government-controlled media.

CALLER: Yes.

RUSH: He doesn't have anybody in his party standing and up opposing him. You look at all of these so-called Democrat strategists who show up on cable TV, they're all supportive of all of this, they don't dare disagree with any of it. It's shocking. People don't think this kind of thing can happen here.

CALLER: Well, the real question, Rush -- and I'm sure you have an answer here -- but the real question is once you put so many of these things in place, how do we turn it around?

RUSH: See, that's the danger. Not just the czars, not just all the NSC staff you're talking about, but let's say that he succeeds -- how do we get General Motors back?

CALLER: Oh, good luck.

RUSH: You know, for example. I mean let's say that in 2012, just play this out, let's say in 2012 we elect a conservative president. This conservative president may or may not have a Congress that goes along with him. He's going to have to unravel -- if he's true to his ideology -- he's going to have to unravel and dismember so much of this growth of the federal government, and you know how hard that is to do. Reagan really was serious about closing the Department of Education.

CALLER: Well, if we look back, Rush, now the excuse they're using is we have this incredible economic problem, worse than the Depression and so forth, and that's their excuse for all of their moves, but when you look back -- and you've talked about this before -- President Reagan came in, we had some pretty tough times, 12% inflation, 21 1/2% interest rates, double-digit unemployment, but what was his answer? Exactly the opposite of every single thing this administration is doing, lower tax rates. When Reagan came in, the highest rate was 78%. When he left it was 28%.


RUSH: All of this is true. But I don't think it's just enough to say Reagan did it this way and it worked.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: We know that it worked. Obama, everybody on his side saw what happened, they know it worked, and yet they throw it out. In fact, Karna, even the Republican Party wants to throw it out. That's the frustrating damn thing. The Republican Party wants to get rid of that. So I have to ask this question, which I've been doing. We all know that however wrong he is about things that are traditionally American, Barack Obama's not stupid. Now, he may have been educated in a perverted and polluted way, but intellectually he's not stupid, nor are people that work with him. Yet, they are doing the exact opposite of what everybody knows will work. Everybody knows this will not work, but, from whose standpoint will it not work? Ours. From Obama's standpoint, it's working like a charm. He is getting more control over everything. He is creating more dependency on the part of the general population for the government. The story came out yesterday that one of every six dollars the American people earn is from the government.

CALLER: Well, you know, Rush, I'm sure you've talked about this before, but during the campaign, Obama was asked, I think it was by Charlie Gibson, it was an amazing question, he said, "Well, looking back in history, every time taxes were cut across the board -- the Kennedy tax cuts, the Steiger tax cuts, the Reagan tax cuts -- revenues into the government actually increased. And with the Reagan tax cuts they doubled as a matter of fact.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: So then there would be more money for your programs." And Obama's answer was incredible. His answer was, "Well, that's not my concern. My concern is fairness."

RUSH: Right! His concern is returning the nation's wealth to its rightful owners. In his view, unions and the poor are only poor, are only middle class because evil, rich people have stolen it from them. This is what he's been taught, and I'm sure he believes it anyway, and this is what his policies are all about. Look, with all of this unemployment and the recession, look at the drastic reduction in tax revenue to the government, so their projections, deficit projections and government revenue are already way off. And it doesn't matter a hill of beans. The worse it gets, is my point, the better for him and for his designs.

CALLER: Exactly.

RUSH: But you can't make people believe that, because most Americans don't want to believe that their president intends to benefit from the country being harmed. It won't work. People will not be able to put their arms around that. Average Americans who are not political junkies like we are will not be able to grasp that.

CALLER: Well, the only thing we can do is keep up with shows like yours, of course, and, you know, I write about it, I write political thrillers, and I point out all of these things --

RUSH: Okay, now, you've mentioned that twice now.

CALLER: Yeah, I know, I probably shouldn't do that.

RUSH: I gotta ask, do you write under your real name?

CALLER: Yeah, Karna Small Bodman. And the last one, Final Finesse, just came out recently. So it just came out.

RUSH: Final Finesse, by Karna Small Bodman?

CALLER: Right. Hm-hm.

RUSH: Spell Small Bodman for me.

CALLER: Well, it's Karna, K-a-r-n-a, and then Small, S-m-a-l-l, and then Bodman, B-o-d-m-a-n.

RUSH: Okay. I just wanted to double-check. With my hearing constraints, I wanted to make sure.

CALLER: I appreciate that.

RUSH: And I wanted to make sure there was no L in Karna.

CALLER: No, no, no, no.

RUSH: No, no, no.

CALLER: Okay. Okay. Actually, that's sometimes been mentioned, but, no, as a joke. In fact, in the White House mess, we used to come down to lunch, and Larry Kudlow was on the staff there, and I'd walk in, and he'd say, "Oh, Karnal." We'd joke around about that. But, no, it's Karna. So I write, each book is about a different national security threat, but sort of seen through the prism of experiences with Reagan. And I do a lot of this research and then I watch what's going on in this new administration and every time I pick up the --

RUSH: It's shocking. I'm telling you --

CALLER: -- Wall Street Journal I fear for the Republic, I tell you, it is just absolutely amazing.

RUSH: Speaking of that I've got a piece here from Dan Henninger yesterday in the Wall Street Journal, and he has a great -- let me just read to you the first two paragraphs: "Studebaker, Nash-Kelvinator, Packard, Hudson, Stutz, Pierce-Arrow, Stanley, Checker and American Motors were once household names of the US auto industry. Unlike General Motors in our time, they were not too big to fail. Despite mergers and rescue efforts by their owners, each was shut down. Their legacy lives on as classic cars, restored with erotic affection by collectors. GM's end is different. In the spirit of the new age, General Motors, like Citigroup and AIG, will be kept alive in an industrial coma. One has to ask: Is this where the entire country is headed? Since January, it looks like it is." An industrial coma is a great descriptive phrase applied to what Obama's doing. It is just an industrial coma. And they all know it, they see unemployment getting worse, they see more jobs being lost, they see wages going down, they're not doing a thing about it.

CALLER: And the question is, "When are the voters going to wake up?"

RUSH: That is the question, and I don't know. His voters have a cult-like attachment, emotional attachment to him. And you even wonder if devastating personal economic circumstances will wake 'em up. This is the big question. Karna, I gotta run. I've enjoyed talking to you very much. I'm a little long in this segment so the next one's going to be short. Best of luck with the new book, too.




Wiild Thing's comment.......

I was listening when this call came in and am so glad I can share it with you. Some things were said by Karna we had not heard about before and I thought it was HUGE and very interesting. It really is worth reading the whole conversation if you have time.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:48 AM | Comments (10)


The Uighurs Terrorists No Longer at GITMO



Britain snubbed as Bermuda takes in Uighurs after deal with US

Times Online

Britain was left scrambling to assert the vestiges of its colonial authority yesterday after Bermuda welcomed in four former Guantánamo detainees under a secret deal with the United States.

British officials knew nothing of the arrangement until the men, all ethnic Uighurs from western China, were already airborne en route from Guantánamo to the British island territory, better known as a haven for tourists and tax exiles than former terrorist suspects.

Alarm bells sounded in London when Ewart Brown, the Bermudian Premier, welcomed the men as “landed in Bermuda in the short term, provided with the opportunity to become naturalised citizens and thereafter afforded the right to travel and leave Bermuda, potentially settling elsewhere”.

The men are in the country as “guest workers”. Under the British Overseas Territory Act of 2002, citizens of Bermuda were restored with the full rights of British citizenship, including the right of abode in the United Kingdom. Bermuda has control over internal affairs, including immigration, but not over foreign affairs, defence or security matters, under which, London made clear, the case of the Uighurs falls.

In a statement shortly after their arrival in Bermuda, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office chided authorities there for failing to consult London on their decision to admit the men and insisted that security assessments must be carried out before their future was decided. “This was a decision of the Bermuda Government,” the FCO said.

“We have underlined to the Bermuda Government that it should have consulted the UK on whether this falls within their competence or is a foreign affairs or security issue for which the Bermuda Government do not have delegated responsibility.”

The Foreign Office noted that the Uighurs — Huzaifa Parhat, Abdul Semet, Abdul Nasser and Jalal Jalaladin — do not possess any travel documents and so would be unable to leave Bermuda.

The development comes after Washington’s failure to convince Britain to take any more former detainees from Guantánamo as part of the Obama Administration’s effort to close the Cuban-based jail. Britain believes that it has “done its bit” after accepting 13 British citizens and residents released from Guantánamo.

It was reported on Wednesday that the 17 Uighurs, long recognised as not an international terrorist threat, would be resettled in the former American dependency of Palau in the South Pacific.

Sabin Willet, a lawyer accompanying the men, hailed Bermuda for its “act of grace”. He said: “Nations need good friends. When political opportunists blocked justice in our own country, Bermuda has reminded her old friend America what justice is.”

Those words will smart in London, where questions are already being asked why the US felt free to consult Bermuda but not Britain on the deal.



China demands US return Uighurs

BBC

China has demanded the return of 17 Chinese Muslim Uighur detainees held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay.

America should "stop handing over terrorist suspects to any third country," foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said.

Palau, a former US Pacific territory which does not recognise China, has agreed to accept the ethnic Uighurs.

The US has been reluctant to send the Uighurs back to China for fear they will be tortured or executed.

There are more than eight million Uighurs living in the Chinese province of Xinjiang, a vast area of western China that borders Central Asia.

Correspondents say many members of the mainly Muslim community say they suffer Chinese political and religious persecution.

Beijing says Uighur insurgents are leading an Islamic separatist movement.

China says the 17 due to be sent from Guantanamo to Palau are members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, which is on the United Nations list of terrorist groups.

"China urges the US to implement the UN Security Council's relevant resolutions and its international obligations on counter-terrorism," Mr Qin said.


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

Bermuda Triangle anyone? heh heh

The article doesn't say if we had to give Bermuda money ( the pay off) like Obama gave the $200,000,000 bribe to
Palau. From what I can gather there is nothing preventing these terrorists from leaving Palau and attacking American interests.

And now Obama has the Chi-coms mad at him. LOL He just keeps getting countries mad at him. That's how it is for Community Organizers that become president you see, oh WAIT, he is the first community organizer to hit it big time before. Gosh maybe this is why!

Hey Obama don't worry about all these countries KNOWING what a POS you are. Your own citizens know it, at least half the country and that number is growing at least among the ones that are finally waking up.

The Chi-coms say they want the terrorists now , I wonder if they want the $200 million that goes with them?

Boy howdy Obama sure loves bailouts, this will have to be called the Terrorist Bailout going once, going twice....SOLD FOR A NEAT $200 Million.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:47 AM | Comments (4)


Obama Wants To Eliminate 8 of 10 Pocketknives



Obama move would eliminate 8 of 10 pocketknives

'If this were to pass and you cross the state line with one, it's a felony'

wnd


The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency is proposing a new definition that could be used to eliminate 8 of 10 legal pocketknives in the United States right now, according to activists who are gearing up to fight the plan.

The federal bureaucracy is accepting comments – written only – that must be received by June 21 before its planned changes could become final, but Doug Ritter of KnifeRights.org, said the implications of the decision would be far-reaching, since many state and federal agencies depend on the agency's definitions to determine what is legal in the United States.

For a long time, those switchblades that have long stiletto blades that are spring-ejected powerfully from the side or end of the handle have been illegal in the United States, but now a review by the agency of its own approval in 2008 of a particular type of knife for import is raising serious alarms.

Ritter said the effect of the proposed change would be that the new design in knives, many of which contain a tiny spring to help the user pull open the blade and lock it into position, would be classified alongside those true weapons where the user just presses a button and the blade is ejected.
"They are saying that any knife that you can open quickly or any knife that you can open with one hand is therefore a switchblade," Ritter told WND.

On his organization's website there are suggested letters for consumers to reproduce and dispatch to both the Customs agency as well as their members of Congress over the issue.

Ritter suggested that up to 80 percent of the pocketknives sold in America today either are one-handed opening knives or so-called assisted opening knives – and they all suddenly would be classified as illegal switchblades.

He said the change came after the incoming administration of President Barack Obama reassigned some managers at the agency.

"What we do know is when the incoming administration reshuffled assignments at Customs, it moved the responsibility for knives and switchblades from one organization with Customs to a new organization," he said. "That group has, as far we can tell, virtually no experiences, background or anything with knives."
Ritter said the reason for the change isn't clear, "but certainly this administration is no friend to things like knives and guns," he said.

A successful campaign to change the definition would mean thousands would be out of work in the knife industry, and the impact would have far-reaching effects.

For example, if someone would be caught with a newly-illegal "pocketknife," would the resulting charges be structured to allege that person was dangerous or had an illegal weapon, and how would that change the defendant's right to own a firearm, he wondered.

"If this law were to pass and you cross the state line with a folder (pocketknife) in your pocket, it would be a federal felony," he said.
"In reality, pocketknives are tools, he said. "Certainly they can be used as a weapon." But so could a screw driver or other hand tools.



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

Is obama trying for “knife salesman of the year” as well? What’s next? motorcycle salesman of the year?

This is so pathetic! Out of all the problems facing the country right no....ALL brought on by Obama,, they can’t find anything better to do. Will they ban bow and arrows, rocks and sticks next? Baseball bats?

I have always had knives, knives and guns like part of nature. hahahaha

If this law passes, just transporting a pocket knife across state lines will be a felony. I wish this were a joke.

What is this thing that Obama has against sharp, pointed objects? Like how he ordered the graduating midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy not to be allowed to have their Swords. NO other President ever did such a vile horrible thing, never.

President Bush with a sword.

LMAO I bet this would really FREAK out the Obama limpy wrist. BOO Obama!


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Posted by Wild Thing at 07:46 AM | Comments (7)


Obama Making Threats To Our Friend Israel?


Obama speaking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

A bit of Resolute’s history

“The ship was purchased, fitted out and sent to England as a gift to HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA by the PRESIDENT AND PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES as a token of goodwill & friendship. This desk was made from her timbers when she was broken up, and presented by the QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND to the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES in 1880, Rutherford B. Hayes, as a memorial of the courtesy and loving kindness which dictated the offer of the gift of the HMS RESOLUTE.”

Not only does Obama disrespect our National Treasures but cannot seem to preclude himself from insulting the Israelis in the process with his casual approach to volatile life and death situations in the Middle East.

“Israeli TV newscasters Tuesday night interpreted a photo taken Monday in the Oval Office of President Obama talking on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an “insult” to Israel.

It is considered an insult in the Arab world to show the sole of your shoe to someone. It is not a Jewish custom necessarily, but Israel feels enough a part of the Middle East after 60 years to be insulted too.




Israel's Channel One TV reported that Netanyahu was told Tuesday by an "American official" in Jerusalem that, "We are going to change the world. Please, don't interfere." The report said Netanyahu's aides interpreted this as a "threat."


Netanyahu Believes that Obama is Picking Fight with Israel Just To Make Arabs Happy

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes that U.S. President Barack Obama wants a confrontation with Israel, based on Obama's speech in Cairo last week, Netanyahu's confidants say.

In Netanyahu's opinion, the Americans believe an open controversy with Israel would serve the Obama administration's main objective of improving U.S. relations with the Arab world, the aides say.

In his speech, Obama called for a "new beginning" in relations between America and Islam, and spoke at length about the Israeli-Arab conflict.

By telephone yesterday, Netanyahu told Obama of his intention to give a key policy speech on Sunday, in which he would outline his policy to achieve peace and security. Obama promised to listen to the address closely, and the two "agreed to maintain open and continuous contact," the Prime Minister's Bureau said.



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

I say YES that is a threat and imagine Obama saying that to some other countries we know about. Others that would not count to 10 first before reacting and starting a war.

His attitude is one where he feels he is better then anyone else, above all mankind, he has shown us he does not have to answer for things, be held responsible for things even though out of one side of his ugly mouth he says he will be. It is all an act from him when he tries to come off as sincere. Just like his lie, his huge lie about transparency. LOL That is truly laughable but scary too.



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:45 AM | Comments (4)


Red Cross Goes Bonkers PC and Kisses Up To Muslims with Symbol



Calls for Red Cross symbol to be axed over links to the Crusades

Daily Mail.co.uk

A Labour minister has sparked controversy by claiming that an alternative symbol is needed for the Red Cross because of the logo's supposed links to the Crusades.

Foreign Office minister Chris Bryant said that the historic emblem risked undermining the work of the humanitarian organisation.

His intervention came as MPs debated the adoption of the 'red crystal' - a diamond-shaped badge - to avoid the religious connotations of the cross and crescent symbols currently used by the international body.

But critics said the new insignia was a sop to political correctness and warned that it may be the first step towards it replacing cross and crescent. Others fear that it may not be as widely recognised on the battlefield.

'It is, in an effort not to be contentious, possibly too anodyne to serve its purpose,' Tory MP John Hayes said. Philip Davies, a Tory backbencher, said: 'At face value to the layman it seems at best a solution looking for a problem and at worst another example of extreme political correctness.
'No one has ever suggested to me that the Red Cross refers to the Crusades.'
Shadow Foreign Office minister David Lidington said that use of the crystal over the cross by the British military should 'be the exception rather than be allowed to become the norm'.
Tory Oliver Heald said the Red Cross symbol was widely recognised and counselled caution that 'we are careful not to undermine that'.
'There is also a risk of confusion with many different symbols, and that terrorists may exploit that to mask themselves when carrying out attacks,' he added.

However, the symbol unintentionally raised suggestions that it was somehow linked to the Hospitallers, a military order which took part in the Crusades, the centuries long series of military campaigns waged by Christians from Europe.

Subsequently, a red crescent emblem was adopted in tandem.

Mr Bryant told the Commons: 'The reference to the Crusades is... not lost to some people which, of course, anybody involved in the Red Cross would wholly deprecate.

'The truth of the matter is that it has been difficult in some places for us to ensure that these connotations of a religious war or a religious crusade don't undermine the work that the Red Cross or Red Crescent is able to do.'

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement hope that the neutrality of the red crystal will help improve protection for casualties, military medical services and humanitarian workers.

It was chosen because it is devoid of religious and other partisan connotations.

A treaty which established the red crystal as an additional protective symbol became part of international law in 2006.

It will now receive the same status in UK law as the red cross and red crescent under the Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) Bill passed today.

The impartial movement is the world's largest humanitarian network made up of almost 97million volunteers, supporters, and staff in 186 countries.

Leigh Daynes, spokesman for the British Red Cross, said: 'The British Red Cross strongly supports acceptance of the Red Crystal emblem.

It would give another option for the protection of humanitarian workers, as well as for the medical services of the armed forces, in situations where use of the Red Cross or Red Crescent emblems might be misunderstood.

'In these circumstances, the Red Crystal would make our workers and the medical services of the armed forces safer. The British Red Cross will continue to use the Red Cross emblem, which, after more than a century, has served us well.'



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

You know what, screw you Red Cross. You are NOT the first one on the scene in America, it has always been the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army was the FIRST one on the scene on 9-11 NOT the freaking Red Cross.

Remember how the Red Corss has these big fund raisers with the stupid liberal Hollywood bunch and then what does the Red Cross do???? They are loaded with corruption and they rip off the funds boom bah! Twice that I can remember this has happened.

Now they want to kiss up to the Muslims, oh God forbid a Muslim that is causing the destruction and killing in the world is offended.

If they aren't kissing up to the Muslims then I double dare them to use this as one of their symbols! They won't and we can count on that.


Each time anyone, or any company or organization gives in to complaints from the Islamo's it gives their agenda more credibility to THEM. Let's see all we have to do is bomb, murder, behead, etc., then whine about being picked on for doing such things and viola we get our way. Sorry not interested! I'll leave that for Obama's friends, Bill Ayers, theh PLO, the Hamas etc.




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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Posted by Wild Thing at 07:44 AM | Comments (5)


June 11, 2009

Miranda Rights for Terrorists




The Weekly Standard

When 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was captured on March 1, 2003, he was not cooperative. “I’ll talk to you guys after I get to New York and see my lawyer,” he said, according to former CIA Director George Tenet.

Of course, KSM did not get a lawyer until months later, after his interrogation was completed, and Tenet says that the information the CIA obtained from him disrupted plots and saved lives. “I believe none of these successes would have happened if we had had to treat KSM like a white-collar criminal – read him his Miranda rights and get him a lawyer who surely would have insisted that his client simply shut up,” Tenet wrote in his memoirs.

If Tenet is right, it’s a good thing KSM was captured before Barack Obama became president.

For, the Obama Justice Department has quietly ordered FBI agents to read Miranda rights to high value detainees captured and held at U.S. detention facilities in Afghanistan, according a senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee.

“The administration has decided to change the focus to law enforcement. Here’s the problem. You have foreign fighters who are targeting US troops today – foreign fighters who go to another country to kill Americans. We capture them…and they’re reading them their rights – Mirandizing these foreign fighters,” says Representative Mike Rogers, who recently met with military, intelligence and law enforcement officials on a fact-finding trip to Afghanistan.
Rogers, a former FBI special agent and U.S. Army officer, says the Obama administration has not briefed Congress on the new policy. “I was a little surprised to find it taking place when I showed up because we hadn’t been briefed on it, I didn’t know about it. We’re still trying to get to the bottom of it, but it is clearly a part of this new global justice initiative.”

That effort, which elevates the FBI and other law enforcement agencies and diminishes the role of intelligence and military officials, was described in a May 28 Los Angeles Times article.

"The FBI and Justice Department plan to significantly expand their role in global counter-terrorism operations, part of a U.S. policy shift that will replace a CIA-dominated system of clandestine detentions and interrogations with one built around transparent investigations and prosecutions.
Under the "global justice" initiative, which has been in the works for several months, FBI agents will have a central role in overseas counter-terrorism cases. They will expand their questioning of suspects and evidence-gathering to try to ensure that criminal prosecutions are an option, officials familiar with the effort said."

Thanks in part to the popularity of law and order television shows and movies, many Americans are familiar with the Miranda warning – so named because of the landmark 1966 Supreme Court case Miranda vs. Arizona that required police officers and other law enforcement officials to advise suspected criminals of their rights.

"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you at government expense."

A lawyer who has worked on detainee issues for the U.S. government offers this rationale for the Obama administration’s approach. “If the US is mirandizing certain suspects in Afghanistan, they’re likely doing it to ensure that the treatment of the suspect and the collection of information is done in a manner that will ensure the suspect can be prosecuted in a US court at some point in the future.”
But Republicans on Capitol Hill are not happy. “When they mirandize a suspect, the first thing they do is warn them that they have the 'right to remain silent,’” says Representative Pete Hoekstra, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee. “It would seem the last thing we want is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other al-Qaeda terrorist to remain silent. Our focus should be on preventing the next attack, not giving radical jihadists a new tactic to resist interrogation--lawyering up.”
According to Mike Rogers, that is precisely what some human rights organizations are advising detainees to do. “The International Red Cross, when they go into these detention facilities, has now started telling people – ‘Take the option. You want a lawyer.’”

Rogers adds: “The problem is you take that guy at three in the morning off of a compound right outside of Kabul where he’s building bomb materials to kill US soldiers, and read him his rights by four, and the Red Cross is saying take the lawyer – you have now created quite a confusion amongst the FBI, the CIA and the United States military. And confusion is the last thing you want in a combat zone.”

“The administration has decided to change the focus to law enforcement. Here’s the problem. You have foreign fighters who are targeting US troops today – foreign fighters who go to another country to kill Americans. We capture them…and they’re reading them their rights – Mirandizing these foreign fighters,” says Representative Mike Rogers, who recently met with military, intelligence and law enforcement officials on a fact-finding trip to Afghanistan.


One thing is clear, though. A detainee who is not talking cannot provide information about future attacks. Had Khalid Sheikh Mohammad had a lawyer, Tenet wrote, “I am confident that we would have obtained none of the information he had in his head about imminent threats against the American people.”



In a March 2003 interview aired on CBS' "60 Minutes" President Obama said Guantanamo detainees do not "deserve" to be read Miranda rights.

KROFT: Some of it being organized by a few people who were released from Guantanamo.

OBAMA: Well, there is no doubt that we have not done a particularly effective job in sorting rough who are truly dangerous individuals that weve got to make sure are not a threat to us, who are folks that we just swept up. The whole premise of Guantanamo promoted by Vice President Cheney was that, somehow, the American system of justice was not up to the task of dealing with these terrorists. I fundamentally disagree with that. Now, do these folks deserve miranda rights? Do they deserve to be treated like a shoplifter down the block? Of course not.



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

The media and the WH know this is not going to go over very well with the American people and were purposely trying to hide it. He hides almost everything. He is still hiding his so called statement about the terrorist attack in Little Rock at the Recruiting office. How crazy is that! It is NOT there! I have decided it was all BS that he made a statement even though so many of us had a link to what was supposed to be the statement. Obama absolutely hates our military PERIOD!

While working on this post, I have heard on the radio now during the news breaks three different times about this as well and each one said.....the troops are very confused about thie miranda rights and how the hell are they supposed to fight this war. My heart breaks, it hurts for how our troops are being treated by Obama.


So now we’ll have F.B.I. agents embedded with special forces every time we go after “high value” suspects.... I wonder if the F.B.I. agents are going to be ordered to write reports on the special forces operations- and will those reports be used to discipline or prosecute military personnel that kill or harm “high value” suspects they’re trying to capture?



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (13)


Kennedy Hands Healthcare Overhaul to Dodd





Kennedy Hands Healthcare Overhaul to Dodd

Washington

Sen. Chris Dodd is emerging as the face of a Senate plan to overhaul the nation's health care system in the absence of Congress' acknowledged expert on the subject, ailing Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Republicans already are griping about being frozen out, saying that Kennedy wouldn't treat them that way.

"I've never worked a process on any bill with him that went like this, where there was absolutely no input taken from the other party," said Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming, the senior Republican on the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee that Kennedy chairs.
"I do feel badly that Sen. Kennedy is not able be here," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, ticking off the major health care and other legislation the two have written together. "He is the only one who can say Orrin is right, and get the riffraff out of the room."

There is still a possibility that the Massachusetts Democrat could attend critical work sessions that begin next week, Democrats said. But for the first time, there is little doubt that Dodd, D-Conn., will now steer the legislation from the helm of the health committee, working with Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., to find a way to pay for it.

"Sen. Kennedy has asked (Dodd) _ that's his best friend in the Senate _ to take over the work on health care," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters.
"I don't like to make it official. He's the chairman," Dodd said of Kennedy in a brief interview between appointments.

Dodd and Kennedy are in almost daily contact. Dodd also had dinner at the senator's famous family compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., on Sunday with Kennedy and his wife, Vicki.

"He looked pretty good to me," Dodd said. "He's up walking around, sitting at the dining room table, and out on the porch."



Wild Thikng's comment.......


If Kennedy had been under Obamacare, his only treatment for brain cancer would have been enough morphine to make his passing as painless as possible. He would not have had surgery or any other treatment at his age. However, as a Senator and a Kennedy, the rules for peons would not have applied to him.


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



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (13)


Obama Demanded U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis NO "ceremonial swords" Allowed





Inside the Beltway

Graduating midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are being told in writing to leave at home or in their vehicles all "ceremonial swords" and anything else "that might be considered a weapon or a threat by screeners" for Friday's outdoor commencement ceremonies featuring an address by President Barack Obama.
Inside the Beltway has obtained the academy's list of prohibited items for this year's graduation exercises, which, besides ceremonial swords, includes umbrellas.
Yes, cell phones and texting are still allowed.



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

This is amazing. I posted about how Obama went to this cermony, but the article I posted awhile back did not have this information in it and it is HUGE. I can see why they left it out, it really makes Obama look like what he is...... ALL BAD!


There was a time when our soldiers and thier commander could trust each other with their lives. By Obama doing this he shows his disdain for our brave military by disarming them, leaving them helpless to defend themselves. He constantly goes against traditiion. He doesn’t trust our young Officers, but he trusts Ammanutjob.


These men and women are trained to be warriors, but they can't be trusted with their swords in the presence of their commander in chief???


Barack and Michelle military haters in the White House! Tyrants are usually afraid of everyone too and I think he knows the real manly men and brave women that are in our military can run circles around him in strength, character and power too.


But it also funny that he is that afraid of our Heroes. hahahaa Woulldn't it be funny if some time when he is walking past one of our Marines as Obama gets on or off Air Force one the Marine goes BOO!
Hahahahahaha And Obama jumps 10 feet in the air. I would love to see that.


Like RAC said too, Michelle is a militant black, and one has to wonder if Obama has some Secret Service Agent sleep between them for protection. LMAO



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


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


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



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:49 AM | Comments (12)


What do Obama and God have in common?






Rush Limbaugh Brings up Obama on his birth certificate

Radio giant clowns about president's similarities, differences with God

Asking rhetorically what God has in common with Obama, Limbaugh said, "Neither has a birth certificate."

"How do they differ?" Limbaugh continued. "God does not think he's Obama. And there's another difference. Liberals love Obama."
Limbaugh repeated the punch lines several times throughout his show and noted, "another difference is that Obama gets better press. ... Another difference is that God only demands to be worshipped once a week."

Later, he sprinkled in other differences, including:

God doesn’t think he is Barak Obama.
God asks for only 10 percent of your money
God gives you freedom to live your life as you choose
God's plan to save us is actually written down for you to read

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BEGIN TRANSCRIPT


RUSH: What do Obama and God have in common? Neither has a birth certificate. How do they differ? God does not think he's Obama. And there's another difference between God and Obama, and that is that liberals love Obama.


RUSH: We have some more differences for you here between President Obama and God. God asks for only 10% of your money. God gives you freedom to live your life as you choose. God's plan to save us is actually written down for people to read.




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

LOL Love it! Rush Limbaugh pummels Obama on birth certificate. Rush KNOWS he's not a citizen.
He's stirring the pot. Hahahaha Good one!

God doesn’t bow before Saudi “kings”

God doesn’t read off a teleprompter.

God allows free will.

When someone meets God the last thing you notice are his ears.

The Lord Giveth, Obama Taketh Away.

God endowed us with certain unalienable rights. Obama? Well, everything’s on the table.

God wouldn’t marry Michelle

God doesn’t kill innocent babies in the womb.

God doesn’t own a car manufacturer.

God doesn’t need a food taster.

God makes climate change.

God isn’t a Commie Marxist



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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (8)


No Outrage From "peace-loving" American Muslims Re: Recruitment Shooting Terrorist




Recruitment Shooting Suspect Doesn't Think Killing Was Murder

FOX News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

A Muslim convert charged with fatally shooting an American soldier at a military recruiting center said Tuesday that he doesn't consider the killing a murder because U.S. military action in the Middle East made the killing justified.

"I do feel I'm not guilty," Abdulhakim Muhammad told The Associated Press in a collect call from the Pulaski County jail. "I don't think it was murder, because murder is when a person kills another person without justified reason."

Pvt. William Andrew Long, 23, of Conway had just completed basic training and was volunteering at the west Little Rock recruiting office before starting an assignment in South Korea. He was shot dead June 1 while smoking a cigarette outside the building, and a fellow soldier, Pvt. Quinton I. Ezeagwula, 18, of Jacksonville was wounded.

The private, who also had just completed basic training, said he hopes to become a heavy equipment operator in the Army and later serve as a drill instructor. An Army captain repeatedly stopped Ezeagwula from answering questions about what happened during the shooting or his thoughts about the suspect.

Muhammad told the AP he admitted to his actions to police and said he was retaliating against the U.S. military.

"Yes, I did tell the police upon my arrest that this was an act of retaliation, and not a reaction on the soldiers personally," Muhammad said. He called it "a act, for the sake of God, for the sake of Allah, the Lord of all the world, and also a retaliation on U.S. military."
In the interview, Muhammad also disputed his lawyer's claim that he had been "radicalized" in a Yemeni prison and said fellow prisoners that some call terrorists were actually "very good Muslim brothers."

He also said he didn't specifically plan the shootings that morning.

"It's been on my mind for awhile. It wasn't nothing planned really. It was just the heat of the moment, you know," said Muhammad, who was arrested on a highway shortly after the attack.

Prosecutor Larry Jegley, who on Monday won a gag order in the case, declined to comment specifically on Muhammad's remarks.

"I asked for the gag order to protect Mr. Muhammad's right for a fair trial," Jegley said. "I've never had a situation like this with a gag order and I'm sure Mr. Muhammad's attorney will take care of it."
Muhammad, 23, said he wanted revenge for claims that American military personnel had desecrated copies of the Quran and killed or raped Muslims. "For this reason, no Muslim, male or female, sane or insane, little, big, small, old can accept or tolerate," he said.
He said the U.S. military would never treat Christians and their Scriptures in the same manner.
"U.S. soldiers are killing innocent Muslim men and women. We believe that we have to strike back. We believe in eye for an eye. We don't believe in turning the other cheek," he said.
Asked whether he considered the shootings at the recruiting center an act of war, Muhammad said "I didn't know the soldiers personally, but yes, it was an attack of retaliation. And I feel that other attacks, not by me or people I know, but definitely Muslims in this country and others elsewhere, are going to attack for doing those things they did," especially desecrating the Quran.



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

Where is the outrage from the peace-loving American Muslims? Of course they are silent and once again they argument to being Moderate and playing nice means absolutely nothing.

I hope they feed him pork every day during the trial and then put him to death. CAIR and the ACLU hands off this one, he killed one of our own!!!



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (4)


Outstanding! Return to Makin Island


True story of the recovery of 19 US Marines Killed in Action on Makin Island in WWII and their return home to Arlington National Cemetery 58 years later. Story: Pat Mendoza. Music arranged by Pat Mendoza Trumpet: Steve Wiest. Singers: the Islanders and Pat Mendoza






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

No man left behind ... True story of the recovery of 19 US Marines Killed in Action on Makin Island in WWII and their return home to Arlington National Cemetery 58 years later.

In the early days of WW II the Marine raiders attacked Makin Island and left behind 19 dead Marines after asking the islanders to make sure that they received a proper burial. In 1999 the remains were discovered. This is a touching tribute.

Semper Fidelis!



......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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June 10, 2009

Leftie Contessa Brewer Shows Her Ugly Self In Interview With John Ziegler About Sarah Palin



Total leftie Contessa Brewer interviews John Ziegler, and has a difficult time handling it. She winds up cutting off Ziegler's mike.


Wild Thing's comment......

Whew wow this woman is such a leftie. The poor thing she really dislikes Sarah Palin thinks it is just fine and dandy that Lettermen has been spewing total hate for Palin on his late night TV show.


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Shootings at DC Holocaust Museum~3 People Hurt




Shootings at DC Holocaust Museum-- 3 People Hurt

Washington Post

A security guard and two other people were shot today inside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in downtown Washington, authorities said.

U.S. Park Police said a gunman armed with a shotgun opened fire on the security guard and that other security guards returned fire. The gunman was reported wounded.

The shooting was reported to police at 12:52 p.m., and officers rushed to the scene just south of Independence Ave. bordering the Mall.

D.C. Fire Department spokesman Alan Etter said there was no immediate information on the shooter. He said two men were transported to a hospital with "serious" gunshot wounds.






NBC News says shooter, James W. Von Brunn, is 89. Ties to white supremacist groups.

More information about him HERE

James W. von Brunn, b.1920, attempted to place the Federal Resrve Board of Governors under legal, non-violent citizens arrest, 12-7-81. Von Brunn charged the FED with treason and other high crimes. The FED, a private stock-company, owned by International bankers, financed the construction of manufacturing plants in the Soviet Union during the “Cold War.” War materials, produced by FED financed plants, were used by the Enemy against American military forces in Viet Nam, and elsewhere.

Von Brunn was tried and convicted by a Washington, D.C. kangaroo court; then sentenced to eleven years in federal prison by Judge Harriet Rosen Taylor; the sentence was confirmed by a racially motivated Appeals Court. Von Brunn was imprisoned for 6.5-years.

Von Brunn champions Western Culture,and the practice of Eugenics. He states that Marxism-Multiculturalism-Judaism is the Enemy of Mankind.citing Talmudic quotes to “Kill the Best Gentiles !”

Von Brunn was president of his college fraternity, SAE. He served as PT-Boat captain, USNR, during WW2, earning 4-battle stars and a Commendation Ribbon. His early business career was in NYC as copywriter, art-director and film producer; later as a real-estate broker; and lastly as a writer-artist.



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

This guy is just your run of the mill Jew hater. This stuff is being stoked by Obama kissing up to terrorists and pulling away from Israel! Obama hates Jews too!

OBAMA’S FAULT!!

One more thing, you know how the left uses everything they can to try to disparage guns at public places.If the Guard didn't have a gun to stop the perp then many more people would have been killed or wounded today.

Former defense secretary Bill Cohen was also there, he was only 30 feet away when he saw the perp get out of his car and go into the Museum. He was told to run and he ran, he said

If he had a cancealed weapon he could have stopped the gunman .

I am so angry, they keep sayiing the guy was a "right winger" over and over and over again on the communist channels CNN and the other horrible one MSNBC.

Some woman named Joan Walsh was on MSNBC and in a 2 minute speel she must have said Right wing 7 or 8 times and then she brought up Rush Limbaughs name too as to compare the shooter today with all of us on the right as all the same. Their hate for the right is overwhelming.



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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Creditors’ Objections ~ Fiat To Buy Chrysler Assets Today




High court won't block Chrysler sale

Breitbart

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for Chrysler's sale to Fiat, turning down a last-ditch bid by opponents of the deal.

The court said late Tuesday it had rejected a plea to block the sale of most of Chrysler's assets to the Italian automaker. Chrysler, Fiat and the Obama administration had warned that the high court's intervention could have scuttled the sale.

A federal appeals court in New York had earlier approved the sale, but gave opponents until Monday afternoon to try to get the Supreme Court to intervene.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ordered a temporary delay just before a 4 p.m. deadline on Monday.

Now the court has freed the automakers to complete their deal.



NEW YORK (AP)—Chrysler returned to bankruptcy court Tuesday to get a judge to approve the termination of 789 dealer franchises, while its plan to partner with Italy's Fiat hung in limbo as the automaker awaited action by the nation's highest court.

The sale of Chrysler's assets to Fiat Group SpA had been expected to close more than a week ago, but Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's decision to delay the sale now threatens to derail Chrysler's restructuring plans.

In a brief filed with the Supreme Court Tuesday afternoon, Chrysler and Fiat warned that the deal will terminate if it does not close by June 15. While a new agreement could be negotiated, there's no guarantee that one will be reached or that Chrysler will be able to be jump start its operations after the deadline, they said.

In bankruptcy court, more than 25 attorneys representing hundreds of dealers from across the country argued that little would be gained by terminating their franchises, while Chrysler maintained that the move is a necessary part of its plan to cut costs and quickly emerge from Chapter 11.

Arguments ended early Tuesday afternoon and U.S. Judge Arthur Gonzalez said he would issue his ruling later in the day.

Many of the dealers were selling the last cars on their lots and preparing to shut their doors for good at the end of the day, while others planned to sell used cars or other brands after severing ties with Chrysler.

The Auburn Hills, Mich., automaker has been flying through five weeks of bankruptcy proceedings and appeared all but certain to complete the sale of its assets to Fiat before the June 15 deadline. But Ginsburg issued a stay Monday to review an appeal by a trio of Indiana pension and construction funds which own a small part of Chrysler's secured debt.

The delay may be only temporary. Ginsburg could decide on her own whether to end the stay, or she could ask the full court to decide.

Fiat has the right to walk away from Chrysler after June 15 and leave the struggling U.S. automaker with little option but to liquidate. But a Fiat spokesman said Tuesday that the Italian automaker will not turn its back on a deal despite the Supreme Court stay.

Indiana officials, representing the state funds challenging the Chrysler sale, submitted a short statement to the Supreme Court Tuesday that calls attention to Fiat's statement.

"The Indiana Pensioners respectfully submit that the risk of termination by Fiat if the transaction does not close by June 15 no longer provides a basis for driving the timing of these proceedings," the officials said.

Responding to the Indiana funds later Tuesday, Chrysler and Fiat said that the sale agreement will terminate automatically if the sale doesn't close by the deadline, and there's no guarantee that they could negotiate a new deal.

"Given Chrysler's precipitous state, every day past June 15 increases the risk that Chrysler's business will not be able to restart successfully," the company said.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration said in a separate filing that each day of delay consumes more of the financing provided by the government.

"If the closing is delayed by more than approximately 10 days, a sufficient amount of the current commitment of debtor-in-possession financing from the United States will have been consumed as to require the government either to increase its overall funding to the detriment of taxpayers, or abandon its role in the transaction," the administration said.

Production at Chrysler's manufacturing plants remains halted pending the closing of the sale. Chrysler, which says it is losing $100 million every day its plants are closed, said it had no comment until it receives further information from the court.

Chrysler's ability to speed through the bankruptcy process has partially been a result of the involvement of the Obama administration's auto task force, which provided $4.5 billion in financing and helped negotiate a deal between the company's stakeholders.

Under a deal brokered in the days leading up to Chrysler's April 30 Chapter 11 filing, Fiat will receive up to a 35 percent stake in the new company created by the sale, in exchange for sharing the technology Chrysler needs to create smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

The United Auto Workers will get a 55 percent stake that will be used to fund its retiree health care obligations, while the U.S. and Canadian governments will receive a combined 10 percent stake.

Meanwhile, the automaker's secured debtholders would get $2 billion in cash, or about 29 cents on the dollar, for their combined $6.9 billion in debt. Some of the debtholders balked at the deal, saying as secured lenders they deserved more.

The Indiana funds filed an objection to the sale and later appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. They claim the sale unfairly favors Chrysler's unsecured stakeholders such as the union ahead of secured debtholders like themselves.

The funds also are challenging the constitutionality of the Treasury Department's use of money from the Troubled Asset Relief Program to supply Chrysler's bankruptcy protection financing. They say the government did so without congressional authority.

The funds hold about $42.5 million, or less than 1 percent, of Chrysler's $6.9 billion in secured debt. They bought it in July 2008 for 43 cents on the dollar.

The appeals come as Congress scrutinizes the Obama administration's restructuring of Chrysler and GM. The Senate Banking Committee said it planned to call Ron Bloom, a senior adviser to the auto task force, and Edward Montgomery, who serves as the Obama administration's director of recovery for auto communities and workers, to a hearing Wednesday.


Fiat Said to Buy Chrysler Assets Today to Form New Automaker

Bloomberg.com

A group led by Fiat SpA will complete its purchase of most Chrysler LLC assets this morning New York time, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected creditors’ objections and cleared the way for a new U.S. automaker, said two people familiar with the matter.

The new company, Chrysler Group LLC, will be owned 20 percent by Turin, Italy-based Fiat, 9.85 percent by the U.S., 2.46 percent by Canada and 67.69 percent by a United Auto Workers union retiree health care trust fund. The U.S. and Canadian governments financed the sale with $2 billion.





Obama back in March laughing at the troubles the auto industry was having. A man whose claim to fame was that of a community organizer laughing at people that work darn hard for a living and hold very responsible jobs. Obama has ice in his veins. ~ Wild Thing


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

"Many of the dealers were selling the last cars on their lots and preparing to shut their doors for good at the end of the day, while others planned to sell used cars or other brands after severing ties with Chrysler."

On my way home yesterday, I heard on the news that the dealers trying to sell of their cars said that the only cars most of them had left were the stupid enviro cars, the ones that were supposed to have better gas mileage. People did not want them. Hello Obama you might want to listen for a change to what the people want, they DON'T want the tiny little toy cars or any of the Al Gore BS hype cars.

This whole mess will have an incredibly negative impact on business in America and it is ALL on Obama! There is no law but the Law of Obama, you will bow down before him and obey. He will rule by decree and will be righteous unto those who have paid tribute unto him. All hail OBAMA.

Well, there goes the republic. Done. Finis. Stick a fork in it. We now live in a fascist dictatorship. If I am wrong I as always I am open for learning more. But as of this writing for this post this is how it feels, this is how I see it.


This is truly a bad day for us. Unbelievable that these people are so willing to toss aside our great Constitution.

FDR’s Fascism took years to shut down. Finally the Democrats in Congress walked away.

The secured bonds are longer secured at least not when Obama can put unsecured creditors ahead of them.

This sends a bad message to foreign holders of bonds as well..

Way to go you muslim piece of filth.

We have 2010 and our fight back better be a good one. God help us and our country.

Rant over....haha sorry.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (21)


America's First Dhimmi President




Obama’s Christian-Muslim Double Standard: Our First Dhimmi President


FOX Forum


With every speech he gives, President Obama goes further and further in diminishing Christianity in America while inflating Muslims here and around the world.

For Americans this appears to be at best an incredibly bad choice of rhetoric or at worst the manifestation of a prejudice hidden in Obama, finally making its way out.

To Muslims though, it has a much deeper meaning tied to the concept of “Dhimmi,” the subjugation of other religions to Islam. I’ll define that in more detail at the end of this column, but first let’s examine the proof that Obama is diminishing Christians while inflating Muslims.
It started in a speech he gave in 2007 when he stated, “Whatever we once were, we’re no longer a Christian nation.” At that same speech he criticized Christian leaders, claiming they have used their religion for political purposes.

I guess he thinks “Jihad” is a Christian word.

He repeated again that “America is not a Christian nation” a few weeks later. Little was made of it during the Presidential campaign because the media protected Obama from controversy at all costs. Either that or they just didn’t grasp for themselves the “Dhimmi” implications Obama’s words had for Muslims around the world.
One of his campaign promises was to give a speech “in a major Muslim capital” in his first 100 days in office.
The only such speech he made was in Turkey. At a press conference before his speech, Obama said, “[O]ne of the great strengths of the United States is — although as I mentioned, we have a very large Christian population, we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation…”
He went on to say that America is also not a Muslim or Jewish nation, but no one has ever assumed that. His point therefore was to once again make sure the world knew he doesn’t consider America, comprised of 78.5% Christians, a “Christian nation.”

Three times in two years is enough, Mr. President. I fully understand you don’t consider America a “Christian nation.”

Perhaps what the President is referring to is that America has a secular government. We do, after all, have a secular Constitutional Republic that explicitly allows no state religion while allowing the practice of any religion.

The question then becomes does he see nations that are majority Muslim the same way? Has he made it a point to tell them three times they are not “Muslim nations?” In hypocritical fashion, no he hasn’t.

If Turkey was his first speech in a “Muslim capital,” why does he call it that? Like America, Turkey is a secular Constitutional Republic that explicitly allows no state religion while allowing the practice of any religion. See the double standard? According to Obama, Turkey is Muslim but America is not Christian.

In his speech in Turkey, as with his speech today in Egypt, President Obama told of his being from a “Majority-Muslim” nation – Indonesia. “Majority-Muslim” is Obama double speak that allows him to point out the Muslim aesthetic of a country without saying “Muslim Nation.” Again, note the double standard. Like America and Turkey, Indonesia is a secular Constitutional Republic with no state religion while allowing religious freedom.

To further diminish American Christianity and inflate Muslim presence here, on June 1st President Obama told French television, “If you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.” In his speech in Cairo today, he put the number of Muslims in America at 7 million.

According to the CIA World Factbook, there are only 1.8 million Muslims here. President Einstein miscalculated by almost 400%.

He isn’t even right about the USA Muslim population being “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”

Assuming his overinflated number, there are between 30 and 35 countries with more Muslims than we have, and if we stop him from lying and use the real number, the American Muslim community ranks about 50th in size. Certainly not one of the largest.

Once again we see an attempt by Obama to inflate Muslims by overstating their size and saying America would be “one of the largest Muslim countries,” but three times he has insisted America is “not a Christian country,” despite that we are ranked #1 in the world in Christian population and the birthday of Christ is an American national holiday.

The significance of Obama’s attempts to raise the Muslim status into something bigger than it is, while diminishing Christianity, is tied to the concept of what in the Muslim world is termed “Dhimmi.”

“Dhimmi” is a status historically given to Christians and Jews in Muslim countries. It is a lesser legal status with lesser rights. Political rights are curtailed. The practice of Christianity and Judaism is allowed only by accepting the subjugation of those religions to Islam, and Christians and Jews pay a tax to the Muslims. The entire concept revolves around the idea of accepting that Christians and Jews are lesser people, while Muslims are greater people.

Obama has made no bones about his wanting to get on the good side of Muslim nations. He clearly has no reservations about diminishing Christians, consistent with Muslim “Dhimmi” tradition, to do so. Sadly, it’s a racist gesture.


Wild Thing's comment......

Good article, I have no doubt at all what Obama is and am only wondering how long or how soon it will be when he announces there will be shira law. It could happen llike it did in the UK or be full blown shira law for our country.




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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (13)


Gitmo Prisoner Becomes First To Go To US Court





Gitmo prisoner becomes first to go to US court


The first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be transferred to US soil was due in court in New York Tuesday in a politically charged test for President Barack Obama's plan to close the controversial prison. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a Tanzanian national who had been held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility since September 2006, was to be arraigned in a federal court in New York at 4:00 pm (2000 GMT).

He is charged with taking part in the August 7, 1998 bombing of the US embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya.

This is a first test for White House plans to shut down Guantanamo and bring inmates to trial or send them to their countries of origin.

The pledge was a major element in Obama's presidential campaign last year, along with an order to end officially sanctioned torture. Republicans have attacked the Democrat for what they say is a dangerous priority on human rights over national security.

But Attorney General Eric Holder said the transfer of Ghailani served justice and posed no threat to the United States.
"With his appearance in federal court today, Ahmed Ghailani is being held accountable for his alleged role in the bombing of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya and the murder of 224 people," Holder said in a statement.
"The Justice Department has a long history of securely detaining and successfully prosecuting terror suspects through the criminal justice system, and we will bring that experience to bear in seeking justice in this case," Holder said. Ghailani faces 286 counts of murder, conspiracy to murder, bomb and maim, and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against US nationals, charges for which he could receive the death penalty.

Ghailani faces 286 counts of murder, conspiracy to murder, bomb and maim, and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against US nationals, charges for which he could receive the death penalty.

According to the indictment from March 2001, Ghailani also conspired with Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and other Qaeda members to kill Americans.

The Guantanamo detention center still houses about 240 so-called "war on terror" inmates, most of whom have been detained since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

Obama wants the facility closed by January 2010.


First Gitmo inmate in US court pleads not guilty

NEW YORK

Under heavy guard, a Guantanamo Bay detainee walked into a civilian U.S. courtroom for the first time Tuesday, underscoring the Obama administration's determination to close the Cuban prison and hold trials here despite Republican alarms about bringing terror suspects to America.

Ahmed Ghailani, a Tanzanian accused in two American Embassy bombings a decade ago, pleaded not guilty — in English — in a brief but historic federal court hearing that transported him from open-ended military detention to the civilian criminal justice system.

"Not guilty" answered Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, when Federal Court Judge Loretta Preska asked how he pleaded.
President Barack Obama has said keeping Ghailani from coming to the United States "would prevent his trial and conviction." Taking a drastically different stance, House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio labeled Tuesday's move "the first step in the Democrats' plan to import terrorists into America."

Ghailani, accused of being a bomb-maker, document forger and aide to Osama bin Laden, was brought to New York to await trial in connection with al-Qaida bombings that killed 224 people — including 12 Americans — at the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998.

U.S. marshals took custody of Ghailani from his military jailers and transferred him to a federal lockup in lower Manhattan that currently holds financial swindler Bernard Madoff, and once held mob scion John "Junior" Gotti and blind terror leader Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman.

The White House declined to say whether Ghailani would be released if cleared by the court.

"I'm not going to get into hypotheticals," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs. "Let's discuss that if it ever comes to fruition."



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

Soon the Liberals will be screaming for the judge to allow him bail and the ACLU and CAIR leading the way.


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


Obama Releases Iraqi Shia Terror Group Leader That Killed US Soldiers





As part of 'reconciliation effort,' U.S. military releases Iran-backed jihadist that killed 5 US soldiers

US releases Iraqi Shia terror group leader

Long War Journal

The US military has released a senior member of a deadly terror group backed by Iran that has been directly implicated in the kidnapping and murder of five US soldiers in Karbala during a complex operation in early 2007.

Laith al Qazali was freed last weekend "as part of a reconciliation effort" as well as an attempt to secure the release of captive British hostages, according to a report in The New York Times.

Laith is the brother of Qais Qazali, the commander of the Qazali network, which is better known as the Asaib al Haq, or the League of the Righteous. Qais Qazali was a spokesperson and senior aide to Mahdi Army leader Muqtada al Sadr. The terror group, which was part of the Mahdi Army until the spring of 2008, has received extensive financial and military support from Iran's Qods Force, the external division that backs Hezbollah and is tasked with supporting the Khomeinist Islamist revolution.

The League of the Righteous was directly implicated by General David Petraeus as being behind the January 2007 attack on the Provincial Joint Coordination Center in Karbala as well as other high-profile terror attacks in Iraq. Five US soldiers were killed during the Karbala attack and subsequent kidnapping attempt. The US soldiers were executed after US and Iraqi security forces closed in on the assault team.

The attack on the Karbala Provincial Joint Coordination Center was a complex, sophisticated operation. The assault team, led by tactical commander Azhar al Dulaimi, was trained in a mock-up of the center that was built in Iran. The unit had excellent intelligence and received equipment that made them appear to be US soldiers. Some of the members of the assault team are said to have spoken English.

Laith's release part of hostage exchange

The US military claimed that Laith's release is part of a reconciliation effort with the League of the Righteous, but the real aim appears to be the release of five British hostages who were captured by the group.

"As part of a reconciliation effort between the government of Iraq and Asaib al Haq, the decision has been made to release Laith Qazali," Lieutenant Colonel Brian Maka told The New York Times. "Asaib al Haq has pledged to representatives of the Iraqi prime minister to give up violence and move the group towards peaceful integration into Iraqi society. An unconditional cease-fire will be undertaken by the group."

But the League of the Righteous has long demanded that the US military release Qais, Laith, and other members of the terror group in exchange for the five Britons captured in March 2007 during another complex operation at Iraq's Finance Ministry.

The real purpose of the release of Laith was explained by Sami al Askari, a spokesman for Prime minister Nouri al Maliki. The issue of reconciliation is merely a pretext for a prisoner / hostage exchange.

"This is a very sensitive topic because you know the position that the Iraqi government, the U.S. and British governments, and all the governments do not accept the idea of exchanging hostages for prisoners," Askari told The New York Times. "So we put it in another format, and we told them that if they want to participate in the political process they cannot do so while they are holding hostages. And we mentioned to the American side that they cannot join in the political process and release their hostages while their leaders are behind bars or imprisoned."

A one-to-one exchange of Shia terrorists for the British hostages will take place over the next week. It is unclear if Qais or Daqduq will be released in the exchange, but in the past, the League of the Righteous has been adamant that they be released.

The League of the Righteous still conducts operations against Iraqi and US forces in Baghdad and central and southern Iraq. The group has not honored previous ceasefire agreements, and the release of its senior leadership may give the group new life.



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

Say what??? No way!

We KNOW President Bush would not have allow this . This Muslim Obama administration is an anti-american trojan virus that needs to be destroyed and removed.

Here is one of the soldiers this terrorist killed. 1st Lt. Jacob N. Fritz KIA

This is appalling. It’s appeasement at its worst.

The terror group, which was part of the Mahdi Army until the spring of 2008, has received extensive financial and military support from Iran's Qods Force, the external division that backs Hezbollah and is tasked with supporting the Khomeinist Islamist revolution.

The Qazali brothers are top tier "plausible deny-ability" terrorists. Their links to Iran are legendary. Iran was able to directly kill U.S. troops using their hands. Not 'Iraqi freedom fighters'. Iranian agents.

This release isn't just being soft on terrorism. It's being soft on state sponsored terrorism.

I am appalled at this. A lot of effort went into catching these guys and proving those links. To let it all go to waste is beyond disheartening.




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On Greta's Show Last Night Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) Warns About China


Last night Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) was on Greta Van Susteren show. This is a must see video. Rep. Mark Kirk told Greta Van Susteren that China is investing away from the dollar. Kirk said that China has invested in oil reserves this year and is buying enough gold to fill up Fort Knox twice!





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

VERY scary stuff.

( deep sigh) Somehow America we will fight back for you our wonderful country.


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B.Hussein Obama Taking Marching Orders From Fellow Muslims??



Egypt, Saudis threaten to rescind Arab peace plan

Haaretz

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been pressuring U.S. President Barack Obama to set a two-year deadline for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, and threatening to rescind the Arab peace initiative, Egyptian sources said Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the London-based Arabic-language daily A-Sharq al-Awsat reported that Obama had presented to Egypt and Israel a plan for a two-state solution to be finalized within two years.

According to Egyptian sources, however, it was actually Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit and the country's intelligence chief Omar Suleiman who imposed the two-year deadline on Obama. They said that the Egyptians told Obama that the Arab peace initiative, which calls for normalized relations with the Arab world in return for territorial concessions, would crumble unless some real progress was made before the two-year deadline.

The initiative won't wait until your next term," the Egyptian officials warned Obama, and demanded results by the two year deadline.
Saudi King Abdullah communicated the same message to Obama on the eve of the American president's Cairo speech June 4, only using harsher tone and more explicit language than the Egyptian officials.
Though A-Sharq al-Awsat presented the two-year deadline idea as Obama's, the Egyptian officials revealed to Haaretz that it was the Arab side that came up with the time-frame, and that Obama adopted it and then "transferred the ball into [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu's court."



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

Obama, a man who was a community organizer, then in the senate for only a few years before becoming the leader of the free world, is now taking marching orders from the muslims....maybe. But my guess is he is all for it. He has really shown he hates Israel. One can feel it in his body language when he met with BiBi vs. how he was with his meeting with the various Muslims.

Meanwhile, Bibi, a man who has been a leader for many years, who graduated from MIT and speaks beautifully in English and Hebrew, is despised and disrespected. Bibi came away from their recent meeting unhappy and it is becoming more and more apparent why.

I would love to know who paid for Obama's education? Could it be the reason his papers etc. for his schooling here are sealed is because he was brought and paid for by the Saudi's VIA Soros???? Just curious. I would not think this way if Obama was as transparent as he LIES that he is.

Rememebr how I posted the photos and story of the PLO working and campaigning for him during the election. Also how he was getting funds for his campaign from souces more like money laundering from the Saudi's? Many blogs posted about that as well.

They have bought him off and it’s payoff time. This is why it is important to know where all that campaign cash came from.....all those foreign donations to his campaign.

Every president since Nixon has thought they could solve the middle east, and every president has failed. So will Obama. The only thing we can hope is he won’t make things worse= for Israel. Hussein Obama’s conduct will threaten Israel like no other President !

Israel needs to tell Obama in a very public way to go pound sand. If North Korea with a Middle Ages economy, a broken down military and one or two nukes with doubtful launchers can hold the entire Pacific rim hostage, then Israel with a 1st world economy, the best conventional military in the Middle East, and several hundred nukes with a first rate delivery system doesn't have to take abuse from Obama. And they need to publicly remind him of that.

Look at this, it is really pathetic! Beyond words pathetic!!!

Obama Stumped When Asked About Iran and North Korea....and watch Sarkozy next to him, it is almost too painful to watch. LOL I can't help but laugh. Sarkosy, rolls his eyes, looks around, twitches from having to sit there through this boreing and stupid response from Obama.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (8)


June 09, 2009

Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula Army Recruiting Center Shooting Victim Speaks



Pvt. Quinton I. Ezeagwula talks about being shot while working at a military recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas last week. Pvt. William Andrew Long was killed in the shooting. A 23-year-old Muslim convert is charged in the shooting. (June 9)



Wild Thing's comment......

Thank you God he is going to be ok. His mom says she is proud of him and proud that he will be staying in the military and serving his country.


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FBI Defends Use Of Informants In U.S. Mosques ~ Thank You FBI!




FBI Director Defends Use of Informants in Mosques

FOX news


FBI Director Robert Mueller on Monday defended the agency's use of informants within U.S. mosques, despite complaints from Muslim organizations that worshippers and clerics are being targeted instead of possible terrorists.

Mueller's comments came just days after a Michigan Muslim organization asked the Justice Department to investigate complaints that the FBI is asking the faithful to spy on Islamic leaders and worshippers. Similar alarm followed the disclosure earlier this year that the FBI planted a spy in Southern California mosques.

"We don't investigate places, we investigate individuals," Mueller said during a brief meeting with reporters in Los Angeles.
"To the extent that there may be evidence or other information of criminal wrongdoings, then we will ... undertake those investigations," Mueller added. "We will continue to do it."

He called relations with U.S. Muslims "very good," but acknowledged disagreements without providing specifics.

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder after mosques and other groups reported members of the community have been asked to monitor people coming to mosques and donations they make. The FBI's Detroit office has denied the allegations.

In the California case, information about the informant who spied on the Islamic Center of Irvine came out at a February detention hearing for a brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden's bodyguard, an Afghan native and naturalized U.S. citizen named Ahmadullah Niazi who is accused of lying on his citizenship and passport applications about terrorism ties.




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

I think the information that the FBI is penetrating mosques is the best news I’ve heard today. Worshipers in Mosques are possible terrorists.

Eric Holder, a coward and a white hating racist, should have stopped this dead in it’s tracks at HIS desk.

The FBI should not have had to say a damn thing to confirm or deny the enemy’s allegations/complaints or concerns.

Mapping Sharia in America Project, sponsored by the Washington-based Center for Security Policy, has trained former counterintelligence and counterterrorism agents from the FBI, CIA and U.S. military, who are skilled in Arabic and Urdu, to conduct undercover reconnaissance at some 2,300 mosques and Islamic centers and schools across the country. So far of the over 100 mosques mapped, 75 should be on a watchlist, according to staff experts. Many of the mosques are operating under Saudi financed influence and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Well...there you have it! “Our friends, the saudis” and the muzzie brotherhood in league with each other doing their best to attack the US by proxy & doing a damn fine job at it while the freakazoid Muslim Obama and Eric Holder make that stupid pledge they made last week to protect American Muslims.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:15 PM | Comments (8)


Gov.Palin is Awesome and The Left Can't Stand it!


Sarah Palin On Obama's Disastrous Economics: "We Told Ya So

This isn't the speech the jerk Dunn is talking about. This video is from the Hannity show last night in case you missed it. ~ Wild Thing


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Palin's Lawyer Denies She Lifted Gingrich Article

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been accused of paraphrasing at length from an article co-written by Newt Gingrich when she gave a speech, but her lawyer says proper credit was given.

FOX News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been accused of paraphrasing at length from an article co-written by Newt Gingrich when she gave a speech, but her lawyer says proper credit was given to the former House speaker.

Blogger Geoffrey Dunn, who is writing a book about the former Republican vice presidential candidate, made the accusation on the Huffington Post Web site.

Dunn compared Palin's speech introducing conservative talk show host Michael Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, to an Anchorage audience Wednesday to the article urging Republicans to study Reagan, written by Gingrich and Craig Shirley in 2005.

"It is abundantly clear in context, and even in subcontext, that the overview of President Reagan's legacy was attributed to Newt Gingrich," Palin's lawyer, Thomas Van Flein, said.
"Far from 'lifting' or plagiary, this is proper attribution in a political speech," Van Flein said. "The audience was made aware that Mr. Gingrich wrote about President Reagan's legacy, and Gov. Palin attributed her paraphrasing to Mr. Gingrich expressly and did so at the beginning and at the end of the paraphrasing."
Palin twice referenced Gingrich during the speech. Toward the beginning, she said, "Recently, Newt Gingrich, he had written a good article about Reagan."
Later, she said, "What Newt had written in this article, he wrote, 'Remember how refreshing it was with his outrageous directness that Americans loved, and praised and deserved' that Reagan dealt with, with then the troublesome Soviet Union, remember this? His vision for the Cold War? We win, they lose."



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

What a bunch of BS, as soon as Sarah speaks anywhere she is always beat up by the left....always. They hate her so much. Gov. Palin has to respond, and then the story switches to her being an accused plagiarist, rather than focusing on her criticism of the current administration.

Palin was the only politician in a 2 year period that landed punches on Obama. hahaa The left just can't stand it.

The leftie idiot Dunn at Huffington Post and his ilk are really scraping the bottom of the barrell to even try to make Sarah into something she is not. What an obsessed little queen Dunn is. hahaha

Let's take a look at the Author: Geoffrey Dunn

Look at what he writes at the author Dunn at Huffington Post:

(only 2 articles NOT about Sarah Palin)

“Palin Lifts From Gingrich in Anchorage Speech”

“Slap Shot: Alaska Legislators Set to Override Palin’s Veto”

“Pinocchio in Drag: Sarah Palin’s Latest Lies”

“Stimulus Interruptus: Palin’s Lies to Nowhere About Obama’s Recovery Package”

“Sarah, Greta & Scientology—Part II: Van Susteren Doth Protest Too Much”

“HuffPo Exclusive: Right-Wing PAC Behind Palin Poll Revealed”

“Palin Pallin’ Around with Scientologists: Todd & Sarah & John & Greta”

“Sports Illustrated’s Big Palin Suck-up”

“Pandering for Palin: SarahPAC Makes First Sales Pitch”

“She’s Too Sexy?: Sarah Palin and Voodoo Social-Psychology”

“Palin Nailed in Another Ethics Scandal”

“Palin’s Evangelical Base Slaps Down Bristol”

“Palin’s Facebook Page: Opposes Obama’s Stimulus Plan”

“White Fangs: Judd vs. Palin Battle Gets Nasty”

“Dog Eat Dog: Palin Patron’s Checkered Past”

“Palin Agonistes: Governor’s Aides Charged with New Ethics Violations”

“Sarah Palin’s Big Obama Lie”

‘Watermelon Roll’: More Racism from ‘Team Sarah’




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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 05:55 AM | Comments (15)


Rush Limbaugh Receives The Freedom Of Speech Award ~ Congratulation!



Rush and Mark Levin outside EIB One in Washington after Rush received the Freedom of Speech Award from Talkers Magazine.

"Saturday, ladies and gentlemen, in New York I was awarded the coveted Freedom of Speech award by Talkers magazine, the leading industry magazine and newspaper for the talk radio business -- and free speech means free speech. " ` ElRushbo


I want to share something with you, first a video that truly made me sick to my stomach,. and then part of the transcript from the Rush Limbaugh show on Monday. It is so good, so excellent it should be shared with everyone you know that needs a lift of patriotism and one who loves America like we all do and as Rush does.

It started with this video of long-time Newsweek lefty Evan Thomas, who, on "Hardball," proclaimed Barack Obama a "sort of God", they were discussing Obama's what I call Obama's I have an Islam dream speech he made in Cairo, Egypt.




RUSH:

Obama's bringing nobody together, but there you have it from government-run Newsweek's Evan Thomas: "He's a god." Obama is a god. Reagan was parochial. Reagan, he only cared about America, but Obama's above that now. He's not chauvinistic. We're just provincial. Ronald Reagan was not provincial. Ronald Reagan understood American exceptionalism, Ronald Reagan understood America's greatness, Ronald Reagan understood America's role in the world for good. Mr. Thomas, Barack Obama sees America's role in the world as not good. It is offensive to the sensibilities of millions of people to hear a member of State-Run Media refer to a half black-half white human being with no experience running anything of substance referred to as a god. He may be president of the United States, but he's a god. Sadly, too many people look at him that way, which is why they can watch with their own eyes and experience with their own lives the destruction of their own lives economically, and still find a way to hold the man responsible for it, Barack Obama, blameless.


If I might correct the architect of the collapse of the Soviet Union, well, the partial architect, Ronald Reagan helped as well, that would be Mikhail Gorbachev. Mr. Gorbachev, Russia was destroyed, the Soviet Union was destroyed by freedom; it was destroyed by capitalism; it was destroyed by American exceptionalism. Socialism as an opponent to capitalism is what died with the Soviet Union. Communism as an opponent to capitalism is what died. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what Barack Obama inherited. Barack Obama continually, childishly, immaturely blames predecessors for all of the mess that he and he alone has compounded. If he wants to talk about what he inherited, I'd like to put it down on the record what he inherited. The problem is he inherited it temporarily. He's in the process of destroying it.


Barack Obama inherited greatness in a nation. He inherited the birthplace of the individual. He inherited the defender of liberty at home and abroad, the United States of America. He inherited the opportunity to lead a nation of sheer exceptionalism, a nation of equal opportunity, a nation which featured its citizens the right to fail and to try and try and try again. He inherited the financial center and capital of the world. Barack Obama inherited the country that has successfully championed capitalism and widespread prosperity. He inherited a nation which liberated billions of people who lived in oppression. He also inherited great responsibility. He inherited the responsibility to lead this great nation, the world's lone superpower, a nation oriented toward the good of humanity. He inherited the responsibility to preserve and strengthen the free markets and economies that made this the greatest nation in the history of human civilization. He inherited the responsibility to continue the philosophy and the tradition of a country founded on Judeo-Christian morals, ethics, and principles.


He inherited the Constitution of the United States. He did not claim the right to remake it, to rewrite it, to change it. He swore to uphold it. And he's in the process of wreaking as much damage to the Constitution as he can get away with, with nominations like Sonia Sotomayor, as he is wreaking damage to the US economy. Barack Obama did not inherit a mess. He leads a mess. He inherited the United States of America, where anything is possible. And greatness has been delivered to the world time after time in the form of private sector inventions, innovations, advancements in products that improve people's lives for over 200 years. He inherited a country of individuals energized by their liberty and strengthened by their character. Barack Obama inherited the leadership of the greatest collection of human beings in the history of human existence.


And what has he done with this inheritance? He has run around the world and apologized at every stop he makes for what he considers the sins, the immorality, and the unjust unfairness of the way he perceives the United States of America. He inherited a country that liberates the oppressed, as I said. He inherited the greatest economy in history. He inherited that, nothing more, nothing less, plus the Constitution. There is nothing to apologize for. It is childish, it's babyish, it is immature, it is unbecoming anyone who holds the office of president of the United States to run around crying like a baby while lying about the mess he inherited, because he didn't inherit a mess. He inherited years and decades of stewardship from the Oval Office of the greatest nation in history. In his mind, he inherited a flawed social experiment. He has now made the mess that is the United States economy. He is making a mess of United States foreign policy.


There is a lot to be proud of this country, but you don't hear much about that from the Oval Office or wherever Obama's teleprompter happens to be planted. We don't hear people in his administration talk about how proud they are of this country and how proud they are of the people who make this country work. There is a lot of work to be done, but not the way Obama is proceeding. He is creating more work for future generations to reclaim their birthright that is the greatness of this country. Barack Obama is destroying what others before him preserved and expanded upon. He's now saying, we can no longer postpone health care, just like we couldn't postpone stimulus, we couldn't postpone TARP, now can't postpone health care. If he gets what he and the Democrats want, single payer national health care, your kids and grandkids can forget the American dream as you and your grandparents knew it.

** After he said all of this above he got a few emails coming in and responded to them.......


Couple people with an e-mail: "Rush, that was great, why did you have to refer to Obama as half black and half white? You know everybody's going to focus on that." I intend them to focus on it. Remember the context. Evan Thomas said he was above America, above the world, he's a god. Barack Obama is a human being. He is not a god. I was simply trying to, shall we say, emphasize that proclamation by describing his humanity. He is not a god.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (15)


The One-fingered Salute Award Goes To...........



My very good friend, Cuchieddie! get's the award for the all time best!

heh heh LOVE it Cuchieddie! LOL This is so great! Thank you Cuchieddie!!!

Another famous favorite person using this special salute on our side of the fence was Ronald Reagan when he was Gov. of California thrust it at Berkeley protesters during the state's heady, counter-culture years.


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

Cuchieddie
4/23rd 25th Infantry Division
2nd Tour Huey door gunner with the Robin Hoods
66-68



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


Muslim Demographics



This video shows us the endless numbers of Muslims coming into the West via birthrate and immigration. If something drastic does not happen, like putting an end to Muslim immigration it is just a matter of time until the West falls to Islam. Watch for the staggering statics.



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

And to think that Muslims in America are any different from Muslims anywhere else is nothing more than wishful thinking. They want their own Law, their own agenda to be realized and with Obama it gets a lot closer to this happening. Very scary!

These are past articles that have been posted here at Theodore's World.

NY Congressman Peter King:Muslims do not Cooperate
American Muslims:Our Mosques and Koran are off Limits!
NY Based Islamic Hate Group Exposed!!~Videos
Child Marriage and More Child Abuse in the American Muslim Community~Audio!
Muslim Only Communities Forming Across America
FBI Watching Somalian Muslims In Minneapolis
Christian Action Network:35 Islamic Terror Camps in the USA!!


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


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


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


Bringing An End To This False Prophet Obama! by Jon Voight


FANTASTIC, this is a wonderful speech he made.


2009 GOP Senate-House Dinner

Addressing Monday nights 2009 GOP Senate-House Dinner, Fmr. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) will likely stress the GOP’s role as a “reform party.” Other speakers at the annual fundraising dinner include Senate Min. Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) and House Min. Leader John Boehner (OH), among others. Actor Jon Voight emcee’s the event.

Jon Voight:

"Certainly, at the outset, the democrats fulfilled their mission to paint President Bush as a war monger. And once they were able to reach out to the youth in colleges, on the internet with this lie, painting him as the evil one, never giving him credit for keeping us safe .. once they established that, then it would be easy to bring in The One, as Oprah Winfrey crowned him.
I’m also ashamed to say that Hollywood was a big part of tearing down President Bush."
Actor Jon Voight, who hosted the dinner, delivered a particularly harsh rebuke to Obama, saying he was "embarrassed" by the president and that Obama's leadership would cause the "downfall" of the country
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"We are becoming a weak nation," he said, calling Obama a "false prophet" and his administration the "Obama oppression."


And here are Voights closing remarks:


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

Voight also does special things to thank our troops too. This is one of them you might like to take perk at.
Jon Voight, James Caan and other celebrities served lunch and camaraderie to 1200 veterans and their families, at the Hollywood Canteen Veterans BBQ of The Beverly Hills Creative Arts Temple, on Sunday afternoon, May 18, at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration.

The committee drew their inspiration for the May 18th event from the famed Hollywood Canteen club that opened during World War II on Cahuenga Boulevard .


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (7)


Santelli: Geithner Is "Lying To The American Public"



CNBC's Rick Santelli says Tim "Tax Cheat" Geithner was lying when he told the Chinese there is no risk of monetizing debt in the United States.


"We lost an additional 345,000 jobs in the month of May. That was far less than expected."



Republicans Blast Obama Administration as Jobless Rate Hits 9.4 Percent

Republicans cite the latest unemployment figures as evidence that President Obama's $787 stimulus package isn't working.

FOX News

Less than four months after the Obama administration argued that unemployment would top 9 percent only if Congress failed to pass a massive trillion-dollar "stimulus" spending bill, the Labor Department reported Friday that the jobless rate had soared to 9.4 percent, the highest in 25 years.

In pushing to get his $787 billion stimulus package passed in Congress, President Obama's economic team said that without the federal spending jolt, the unemployment rate would hit 8.8 percent by the last fiscal quarter of 2010. With the package, his advisers argued, the unemployment rate would reach only 7 percent.


US Unemployment Rate Gallops Ahead of Expectations

VOA

The White House says America's employment picture is worse than the Obama administration had anticipated just a few months ago. The somber admission follows the latest jobless report showing the highest unemployment rate the United States has seen in more than 25 years.





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

There is no question that they are Arrogant.

There is no question that they Hate America.

Barack Hussein Obama is intentionally sinking the U.S. economy. INTENTIONALLY destroying us. Those accusations are of Treason.

I sure hope Obama fails, if he does then we will see America survive and be able to recover from this Muslim Monster.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM | Comments (5)


Supreme Court Stalls Chrysler-Fiat Deal ~ Black Eye To Obama and His People






Supreme Court Stalls Chrysler-Fiat Deal

The Washington Post

The Supreme Court ruled moments ago that Chrysler cannot yet sell most of its assets to Fiat, a move that has been opposed by three Indiana state pension and construction funds.

The ruling grants a stay in the sale as the court gathers more data. The court has not decided whether to schedule a hearing on the matter.

It temporarily blocks the way for Chrysler to complete its merger with the Italian automaker and begin its new, post-bankruptcy life.

The U.S. favors the Chrysler-Fiat merger and wants to remove the Indiana road block.

"I'm delighted it appears we will be getting our day in court," Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock said in an interview on CNBC.

Here's the text of the statement from Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

"UPON CONSIDERATION of the application of counsel for the applicants, and the responses filed thereto, IT IS ORDERED that the orders of the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, case No. 09-50002, dated May 31 and June 1, 2009, are stayed pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court."




Bankruptcy Attorney Thomas Lauria Reviews The Chrysler/Fiat Case


From the lawyer, Thomas Lauria, who is challenging the Chrysler deal. From an interview with Susie Gharib, Bankruptcy Attorney Thomas Lauria Reviews The Chrysler/Fiat Case

.................."GHARIB: I'm fine, thank you. Let me begin by asking you that if you do make an argument before the Supreme Court, what's the case that you're going to make on behalf of your Indiana investors?

LAURIA: Well, there are really two issues. The first one is that the executive branch of the government has no statutory or constitutional authority to take over and run a car company as it's done with Chrysler. The second argument is that the scheme that the government put together with the company and some of the other stakeholders is really a sham transaction that was designed to upend the priority scheme under the bankruptcy code and to deprive my clients of their contractual rights.

GHARIB: So you're saying on the first point, you're saying that the government didn't even have a right to give those bailout funds to Chrysler. That's number one. Number two is, what's the take away money or restructuring part of the deal, right?

LAURIA: Correct.

GHARIB: All right. So then what's the end game here? What do you want to happen?

LAURIA: Well, we want to see Chrysler be reorganized in a way that complies with the law. I think it's actually pretty easy to do. Rather than try to characterize this as a liquidation of Chrysler for $2 billion which gets paid to the secured lenders and then giving the $20 billion going concern value of the company to junior creditors, what you should do is sell the assets for the full price, $22 billion and then let the creditors share that $22 billion which is cash, debt and equity according to their contractual rights and the priority under the bankruptcy code.

GHARIB: But time is running out here and if the deal between Chrysler and Fiat doesn't go through and Chrysler is forced to just liquidate, my understanding is that the value of the company, the break up value of Chrysler is under a billion dollars.

LAURIA: Well in fact there's no competent evidence in the record what the liquidation value of Chrysler is. The expert who testified in front of the bankruptcy court below left out critical assets from his valuation analysis. He used multiples that were well under market and most interesting to me, he was going to get a $10 million success fee if the deal went through which really raises a question as to whether or not his testimony was biased.




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

Obama and his Administration work for the people -- not the other way around. I hope OBama feels a punch from this, even a liittle punch would be better then the constant caving in to his demands like we have seen too much of.

Solicitor General Kagan argued that the Supreme Court didn't have authority to rule on this case. I wouldn't be surprised that the USSC took the case just to rule that they do have authority over it no matter which way they rule.

Dear God, preserve our Republic.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:42 AM | Comments (8)


"Today" Show or (Orders from White House) Does Video of Obama Teleprompter



"On the Today Show (6-8-09), NBC mocked Obama for his love affair with his Teleprompter! Yes, you read that right. NBC actually poked fun at Obama. Hell has indeed frozen over. "





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

LOL I can’t believe it. The good liberals at the Today Show are making fun of his teleprompter? The same people who tell us what an eloquent speaker he is?

I have to think, this is part of damage control by Hussein, too.

Done tongue in cheek, the hacks at PMNSBC seem to be saying, “isn’t this cute?” Whereas if it were a Republican, they’d be questioning the thinking ability, the ability to speak well, the need for handlers, etc.




Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (4)


June 08, 2009

Palin ~ " Told Ya So" .....I LOVE It and Palin is Right!


'TOLD YA SO'
Mon Jun 08 2009 10:29:02 ET

Drudge


Sarah Palin hits FOXNEWS tonight for the big 'Told Ya So' interview, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

As President Obama vows to spend the 'stimulus' faster, Governor Palin tells host Sean Hannity: 'You gotta quit digging that hole!'

HANNITY: What do you make of – look at the state of the economy now...

PALIN: Well, when you consider that the federal government is about eleven trillion dollars in debt, and we’re borrowing more to spend more.. it defies any sensible economic policy that any of us ever learned through college. It defies economy practices and principles that tell ya ‘you gotta quit digging that hole when you are in that financial hole’

Palin continues:

"America is digging a deeper hole and how are we paying for this government largesse. We’re borrowing. We’re borrowing from China and we consider that now we own sixty percent of GENERAL MOTORS – or the U.S. government does… But who is the U.S. government becoming more indebted to? It’s China. So that leads you to have to ask who is really going to own our car industry than in America."

HANNITY: You know but it goes back - It does go back a little to the campaign. I mean, ‘spread the wealth, patriotic duty…’

PALIN: Kind of a ‘we told ya so’.

HANNITY: Well, is that how you feel?

PALIN: That’s how I feel! I feel like… and I think that more and more constituents are going to open their eyes now and open their ears to hear what is really going on and realize ok… Maybe we didn’t have a good way of expressing that, or articulating that message of ‘here is what America could potentially become if we grow government to such a degree that we cannot pay for it and we have to borrow money from other countries, some countries that don’t necessarily like America.

And this many months into the new administration, quite disappointed, quite frustrated with not seeing those actions to rein in spending, slow down the growth of government. Instead Sean it is the complete opposite. It’s expanding at such a large degree that if Americans aren’t paying attention, unfortunately our country could evolve into something that we do not even recognize.

HANNITY: Socialism?

PALIN: Well, that is where we are headed. That is where we have to be blunt enough and candid enough and honest enough with Americans to let them know that if we keep going down these roads… nationalizing many of our services, our projects, our businesses, yes that is where we would head. And that is why Americans have to be paying attention. And we have to have our voices heard. And ultimately it need to be our will, the American people’s will imposed on Washington, instead of the other way around.

The interview is set to air tonight on FOXNEWS, 9 PM ET.


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

Three cheers for Sarah! She is right, she and all of us told everyone we could what Obama would be like.

Thank you Sarah!!!!!! And when Sarah did it she was slandered, picked on horribly, you name it.


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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:22 PM | Comments (9)


Obama Appoints 2 Devout Muslims to Homeland Security Posts





Obama and Janet Nappy Appoint Devout Muslim to Homeland Security Post

Arif Alikhan as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development

Source for announcement:

Homeland Security Press Room

"Today, I am proud to make two key personnel announcements for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—President Obama’s intent to nominate David Heyman as Assistant Secretary for Policy and my appointment of Arif Alikhan as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development. Arif comes from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa’s office, where he served as Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety. As a key adviser to the Mayor, he has led the City’s efforts to develop homeland security, emergency management and law enforcement initiatives, including operational oversight of Los Angeles Police, Fire and Emergency Management departments." said Secretary Janet Napolitano

The Islamic loving Obama has appointed Arif Alikhan a devout Sunni Muslim to assistant secretary for the Office of Policy Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Alikhan was instrumental in taking down the LA Police Department's plan to monitor it's Muslim community.

Alikhan is affiliated with MPAC, the "Muslim Public Affairs Council".

"Founded in 1988, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) describes itself as "a public service agency working for the civil rights of American Muslims, for the integration of Islam into American pluralism, and for a positive, constructive relationship between American Muslims and their representatives." The organization consists of eight chapters in California, and one each in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, and Iowa."
From its inception, MPAC presented itself as more inclusive, and more open to peaceful coexistence with Jews and Christians, than other Arab and Muslim groups, and sought to make Americans comfortable with Islam by showing how much the religion embraced core American values.

However, looking deeper into this group:

MPAC's Senior Advisor, Maher Hathout, who has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and espouses the radical brand of Islam known as Wahhabism, was invited to address the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles in 2000.
MPAC's centrist public image unraveled after the September 2000 launching of the Second Palestinian Intifada, when the Council severed its ties to the Jewish community and issued one-sided condemnations of Israel's response to the Arab violence.
This group actively opposed Bush's military incursions into Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as his "excesses" in the war on terror. In February 2003, MPAC joined the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the American Muslim Council, and the American Muslim Alliance in forming a coalition to repeal and amend the Patriot Act, which these organizations depicted as an assault on the civil liberties of Americans, particularly Muslims.

MPAC claims that Islam is a religion of peace and moderation, and contends that Muslim extremists are no more numerous or dangerous than fundamentalists in any other faith.

Holding Israel entirely responsible for the "pattern of violence" in the Middle East, MPAC asserts that Hezbollah "could be called a liberation movement." The Council likens Hezbollah members to American "freedom fighters hundreds of years ago whom the British regarded as terrorists."
In a 1999 position paper, MPAC justified Hezbollah's deadly 1983 bombing of the American Marine barracks in Lebanon as a "military operation" rather than a terrorist attack. 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, which killed 299 servicemen, including 220 U.S. Marines. As Maher Hathout puts it: "Hezbollah is fighting for freedom, an organized army, limiting its operations against military people, this is a legitimate target against occupation. … this is legitimate, this is an American value -- freedom and liberty."




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Shora, who was born in Damascus, Syria


Kareem Shora Appointed by DHS Secretary Napolitano on Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC)

Washington, DC

June 5, 2009

www.adc.org

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce that earlier today at a ceremony held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore-in ADC National Executive Director Kareem Shora as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).


Aaron Klein, wrote about this at wnd

Napolitano adds adviser with ties to terror backers

Swears in leader of Arab group that hailed jihadists as 'heroes'

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in to her official advisory council the head of an Arab American organization whose officials have labeled deadly anti-U.S. jihadists as "heroes" and opposed referring to Hamas as a terrorist organization.

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, or ADC, also has close ties to anti-Israel professor Rashid Khalidi, whose association with President Obama – first exposed by WND – stirred controversy during last year's presidential campaign.

The ADC takes an openly anti-Israel line.

The ADC also leads the opposition to domestic anti-terrorism measures taken after the 9-11 attacks, such as watch lists, background check delays for visas and an initiative meant to more comprehensively screen visitors from select Mideast countries or specific individuals labeled as possible national security threats.

In 1994, during one of the main peaks of Hamas suicide bombings against Israeli civilians, then-ADC President Hamzi Moghrabi said, "I will not call [Hamas] a terrorist organization. I mean, I know many people in Hamas. They are very respectable. … I don't believe Hamas, as an organization, is a violent organization."

Discover the Networks notes that two years later, Moghrabi's successor, Hala Maksoud, defended the Hezbollah terrorist group.

"I find it shocking," Maksoud said, "that [one] would include Hezbollah in … [an] inventory of Middle East 'terrorist' groups."

In 2000, new ADC President Hussein Ibish characterized Hezbollah as "a disciplined and responsible liberation force."

When Israel released Hezbollah prisoners in early 2004, Imad Hamad, ADC's Midwest Regional Director, openly celebrated the freedom of "the heroes."

Besides its deadly terrorism against Israel, Hezbollah distinguishes itself as second only to al-Qaida among terror groups responsible for killing the most Americans. It's responsible for such deadly attacks as the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, which killed 299 servicemen, including 220 U.S. Marines.

ADC linked to Khalidi

The ADC is linked to Columbia University's Khalidi, who spoke at several of the organization's events. At one speech, in June 2002, the New York Sun documented how Khalidi appeared to condone the killing of armed Israelis.

"Killing civilians is a war crime. It's a violation of international law. They are not soldiers. They're civilians, they're unarmed," Khalidi said in a recorded address. "The ones who are armed, the ones who are soldiers, the ones who are in occupation, that's different. That's resistance."

The ADC also has collaborated on numerous projects with the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN, an organization founded by Khalidi's wife Mona, and which WND first reported received start-up funds from a nonprofit, the Woods Fund, on which Obama served as a paid director.

The AAAN, headquartered in the heart of Chicago's Palestinian immigrant community, worked on projects supporting open boarders and education for illegal aliens. Speakers at AAAN dinners and events routinely have taken an anti-Israel line. The organization co-sponsored anti-Israel projects and exhibits.

Khalidi, an apologist for PLO terrorism, holds the position of Columbia's Edward Said professorship of Arab Studies. Said, a well-known far-leftist intellectual and apologist for Palestinian terrorism, served on an advisory counsel to the ADC.

ADC opposes anti-terrorism screening

According to the ADC charter, the organization seeks to "empower Arab Americans; defend the civil rights of all people of Arab heritage in the U.S.; promote civic participation; and encourage a balanced U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East."

The organization has actively lobbied against the Patriot Act and was reportedly instrumental in scaling back some of the restrictions of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System program, or NSEERS. Shora was personally involved in those efforts.

The NSEERS required persons whose nationality identifies them as a possible security risk to submit to control processes governed by the Department of Justice. NSEERS also targeted specific individuals labeled as possible national security threats, at times making them undergo fingerprinting, photographing and registration.

Last week, Napolitano swore in Damascus-born Kareem Shora, the ADC's national executive director, to a position on the Homeland Security Advisory Council, an outside-the-department group of national security experts that advises the secretary. Shora is the first Arab rights advocate on the panel.

At the ceremony in Albequrque, Shora reportedly recounted how he watched with his immigrant father Obama's address last week to the Muslim world. Shora said his father cried when he heard Obama's message of reconciliation.


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

We will have enemies protecting our gates.

Meanwhile, in other news...Farmer Appoints Fox to Guard Chicken Coop.

Let me get this straight.....these two are ok but we right wingers are extremists and Veterans are on the DHS list.

Is this appointment to protect America, or to protect Muslims? Yes I know we already know the answer don't we. So, now the terrorists have a direct source to National Security Information. What a brilliant concept.

And of course CAIR is thrilled with these appontments. When CAIR is happy about the appointment, then we're in serious trouble. They are a part of the stealth jihad to take over America. It wasn't that long ago that the FBI removed CAIR from the list of groups they would work with because of suspicions of ties to extremism. No matter what attrocity happens, CAIR is always right out in front demanding that Muslims not be persecuted.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 PM | Comments (16)


Ginsburg Blocks Obama's Chrysler Sale - for now






Ginsburg temporarily blocks Chrysler deal


the SCOTUS web site.


FTA: Ginsburg’s brief, unexplained order said only that the bankruptcy court’s decisions approving the sale were “stayed pending further order” by her or the Court.

A small group of objectors to the heavy-handed Obama tactics in the Chrysler sale won a huge victory in SCOTUS today. It is a direct rebuke of Obama. The next deadline is June 15 - that's when Fiat, as a private entity, has said the deal must be finished or they walk. SCOTUS will need to hear the full case by then if they choose to honor that declared deadline. A briefing schedule has not yet come out.

The case is Indiana State Police Pension Trust, et al., v. Chrysler LLC (application 08A1096) case. The importance of the Order will be to delay the Chrysler sale pending a review by the Court.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg put a temporary hold Monday on the deal to sell Chrysler to save it from collapse. Her order, however, simply gives her or the full Court more time to ponder whether to postpone the sale further, or allow it to go forward. The order can be found here.


It would have taken the votes of five members of the Court to grant a full postponement. Ginsburg’s brief, unexplained order said only that the bankruptcy court’s decisions approving the sale were “stayed pending further order” by her or the Court.

The Justice acted just minutes before a 4 p.m. deadline that the Second Circuit Court had set last Friday. At that hour, a delay ordered by the Circuit Court expired. If Ginsburg had not acted, the sale would have been cleared under the terms of the lower court’s order. Her order stayed the orders of the bankruptcy court approving the sale, since those orders would have gone into effect when the Circuit Court delay ran out.

The wording of Ginsburg’s order — “stayed pending further order” — is the conventional way by which a Justice or the Court carries out an action that is expected to be short in duration, and not controlling — or even hinting at — the ultimate outcome. Any speculation that her order meant the Court was leaning toward a further postponement would be unfounded.


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

OUCH! LOL good for her, kind of shocking she is the one to do this though. hahaha I guess the never say never comes in to play a little on this one.

I never ever thought I would thank Ginsburg for anything.

Thank you Justice Ginsburg.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:30 PM | Comments (4)


Obama Drives USA into Socialism While EU Turns Right



Conservatives racing ahead in EU parliament voting

AP

BRUSSELS

Conservatives raced toward victory in some of Europe's largest economies Sunday as initial results and exit polls showed voters punishing left-leaning parties in European parliament elections in France, Germany and elsewhere.

Some right-leaning parties said the results vindicated their reluctance to spend more on company bailouts and fiscal stimulus amid the global economic crisis.

First projections by the European Union showed center-right parties would have the most seats — between 263 and 273 — in the 736-member parliament. Center-left parties were expected to get between 155 to 165 seats.

Right-leaning governments were ahead of the opposition in Germany, France, Italy and Belgium, while conservative opposition parties were leading in Britain and Spain.

Greece was a notable exception, where the governing conservatives were headed for defeat in the wake of corruption scandals and economic woes.

Germany's Social Democrats headed to their worst showing in a nationwide election since World War II. Four months before Germany holds its own national election, the outcome boosted conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel's hopes of ending the tense left-right "grand coalition" that has led the European Union's most populous nation since 2005.

"We are the force that is acting level-headedly and correctly in this financial and economic crisis," said Volker Kauder, the leader of Merkel's party in the German parliament.

France's Interior Ministry said partial results showed the governing conservatives in the lead, with the Socialists in a distant second and the Europe Ecologie environmentalist party a close third.

French Socialists said their defeat signaled a need to rethink left-wing policies if they are to have any hope of unseating President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands and five other EU nations cast ballots over the last three days, while the rest of the 27-nation bloc voted Sunday.

"Tonight is a very difficult evening for Socialists in many nations in Europe," Martin Schulz, the leader of the Socialists in the European Parliament, told party faithful in Brussels via video link from Berlin. "(We will) continue to fight for social democracy in Europe."

Many Socialists ran campaigns that slammed center-right leaders for failing to rein in financial markets and spend enough to stimulate faltering economies.

Graham Watson, leader of the EU's center-right Liberal Democrat grouping, said early results suggested a rejection of the Socialist approach.

"People don't want a return to socialism and that's why the majority here will be a center-right majority," he said.

In Spain, the conservative Popular Party won two more seats than the ruling Socialists — 23 to 21 seats — with over 88 percent of the vote counted.

Exit polls also showed gains for far-right groups and other fringe parties due to record low turnout.

Britain elected its first extreme-right politician to the European Parliament, with the British National Party winning a seat in northern England's Yorkshire and the Humber district.

The far-right party, which does not accept nonwhites as members, was expected to possibly win further seats as more results in Britain were announced.

Lawmakers with Britain's major political parties said the far right's advance was a reflection of anger over immigration issues and the recession that is causing unemployment to soar.

In the Netherlands, Geert Wilders' anti-Islamic party took 17 percent of the country's votes, taking four of 25 seats.


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

Interesting to note that all of Europe has rejected Socialism as is turnung right. The BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AND HIS VOTERS are going against the current voting in the EU. European right is more in line with Blue Dog Democrats in the US, maybe even slightly to the right of them on economic and welfare issues.

EUrotopia Socialists and Commies are clearly identified. None of this "progressive" euphemism. Europe is becoming more conservative while we are running up the hammer and cycle flag.

They have had it over there with forty years of socialism. They know they can’t afford it anymore. I hope we don’t have to go through economically what Europe went through before those 52 % of our country that wanted socialism in voting for Obama realize that leftist policies are not for us, like they did.

YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! It will happen here too. I’m confident we won’t need 40 years to figure out it’s not working.

heh heh All that traveling OBama has done, did he have one state dinner, anywhere??? He is NOT well liked anywhere, we have seen that in all his trips. Even among his Muslim brothehood he is reaching out to trying to find LUV among the beheaders. And Merkel is obviously upset with the radical lefwing lunatic Obama and it showed in her tense response to his visit. And also I bet this is why is why Obama is trying to cram everything down our throats now and why he said if we don’t do healthcare reform now it will never be done.

I love the fact that Merkel and Sarko resisted Obama’s strong push to spend like he was spending.

The real winners in this election are Sarkozy and Merkel, with Berlesconi as well.

The loser is Socialism. Gordon Brown in the UK in particular.

The Republicans need to trumpet this as a failure of the Policies that Obama is pursuing. The Liberals policies have brought rampant unemployment and decline to Europe the GOP meme needs to be we must not let this happen in America stop Obama now before its too late.

The main message of these elections is the historic rejection of Socialism and the Left in almost every country in Europe. We shouldn’t care about the finer points of whether the conservatives in Europe are quite different from the conservatTives in the US. We still need to leverage this message wise.

The bloom is off the Rose. IMO the architect of this defeat was Nicolas Sarkozy,who has systematically co-opted and decimated the Left in France. A great deal of help from Angela Merkel helped as well.




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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 07:55 AM | Comments (10)


Know thy enemy: This is not your mother's Democratic Party




Know thy enemy: This is not your mother's Democratic Party


The Washington Times

by Andrew Breitbart

(Andrew Breitbart is the founder of the news Web site www.breitbart.com and is co-author of "Hollywood Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon - The Case Against Celebrity." and Big Hollywood blog)

The Democratic Party's attitude to elections is admirable: Win. And recent history has shown it will do anything to do so.

When, if not now, will Republicans develop such a fighting spirit?

Democrats invest - with taxpayer money, mind you - in groups like ACORN that, among other sordid tactics, seek out Skid Row bodies and wheel them to polling places. All the Democratic National Committee needs are vans and smelling salts. Pop culture and the "education system" have done the rest, making "D" the default choice on Election Day.

Democrats brazenly take policy positions - think government services and even amnesty for illegal immigrants - not because they are the right thing to do, but because they are time-tested demographic bribes. Forget cigarettes and beer, Democrats would distribute needles, methadone, medical marijuana and biscotti in voter goodie bags if they could get away with it.

Democrats long ago jettisoned America's melting-pot ideal - E Pluribus Unum ("Out of Many, One") - because it imperils their campaign for permanent rule. Splitting the country into separate identity groups and playing them against each other works a lot better. And anyone who disagrees is a racist.

Win. Win. Win.

One of the first things President Obama attempted to do after taking office was to take control of the Census Bureau, an act that could redraw congressional districts and ensure Democratic majorities for years to come. The new president also etched out an enemies list, focusing on conservative talk-radio hosts, including Rush Limbaugh. He also appears to have singled out Fox News. Comedians and mainstream journalists who are usually contemptuous of government bullying and First Amendment threats also continue to do the president's bidding.

These overt political gestures were done amid economic chaos and mainstream media delirium to ensure permanent victory for a newly radicalized Democratic Party. Moveon.org, George Soros and the ghost of Saul Alinsky are in charge now. It's not just "tea party" protesters who think we've tilted far left. Self-avowed anarchists and open socialists proudly brandished Obama placards at well-attended May Day parades.

When elected, the Democrats dole out billion-dollar bonuses to their core supporters at taxpayers' expense. Witness the $787 billion stimulus package, an orgy of special-interest payback for labor unions, liberal activist groups and multinational corporations. One would be hard pressed to name a Democratic policy that is motivated more by principle than by winning.

Where is the media to expose this blatant corruption when the media are in the middle of the pile? NBC News, whose parent company General Electric is getting billions in stimulus cash to perpetuate Democrat-friendly "green" technologies and health care information systems, is at the forefront of a bizarre campaign to act as a check on the party that is out of power, not the party in power. NBC anchor Brian Williams bowed to the new president; MSNBC is a Fellini-esque exercise in liberal triumphalism.

With Democrats holding comfortable majorities in the House and Senate, as well as controlling the executive branch, it's only logical that the mainstream media to focus their scrutiny on Mr. Limbaugh, ex-Rep. Tom DeLay, former President George W. Bush and Sarah Palin, the governor of one of the least populous states. Right?

NBC News and MSNBC are certainly not along among the government watchdogs that have been tamed. The New York Times expends its considerable yet waning clout to ensure that our future is in a one-party state. Vocal, liberal Hollywood celebrities - on the same page as the Huffington Post and Keith Olbermann - spread the venom by making membership in the Grand Old Party seem like an anti-social act for young voters.

Such brazenly reprehensible Democratic lawmakers as Nancy Pelosi, John P. Murtha, Barney Frank, Harry Reid and Christopher J. Dodd are not trotted before the media because of their telegenic appeal and oratorical skills, but to act as symbols of what politicians can get away with it. It's a big-league taunt - like gang members in prison sporting "tear" tattoos under their eyes to brag about their kill count. Yeah ... What are you going to do about it, Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell?

Yet Democrats at least wield a logical and workable strategy to defeat their enemy. And "enemy" is precisely how they view the Republican Party.

Republicans, on the other hand, act like a snobby condo board and appear to seek out potential voters for their savoriness. The party expects pre-existing respectable organizations, Protestant churches in particular, to do the heavy lifting. In this day of dwindling Republican appeal, the party's ace in the hole is heard at the end of the polling day: "Have they counted the overseas military vote yet?" It's amazing Republicans ever win.

Most disturbing, Republicans seem to think Democrats can be their friends. Not only does the Republican Party not have a Ronald Reagan, the Democratic Party has no Tip O'Neill. Washington doesn't have end-of-the-day, cross-party social sessions over single-malt scotches. There is no bipartisanship that doesn't end in Republicans acquiescing in defeat of their core principles. A coordinated Democratic campaign against mainstream middle-of-the-road Republicanism is here to stay. And our strategy, as best as I can decipher it, is to be more liked than the last go around.

In the next election cycle, things need to be drastically different. Democracy is not Augusta National Golf Club. It's a messy free-for-all, and in a two-party system, the GOP will not survive if it doesn't accept the fact that the Democrats are its enemy and that it must begin to play for keeps. That means finding another Lee Atwater - only meaner - and not apologizing when we get him.


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

Wow! Excellent piece!

What Breitbart is saying was demonstrated in action yesterday in the European Elections in Europe, particularly in France.

GOP and all Conservatives should take note and study these elections closely.

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy began a detailed, meticulously planned and executed, politics as blood sport campaign to demolish the leftist opposition, and did it.The PS (Socialist Party) was in total disarray after two years of Sarko, and in his strong campaign in the EU elections, the Socialist were literally wiped out. This giant tsunama reverberated in a wave of Rightist victories throughout Europe. I always remember when the President of France came here to visit President Bush, how much he loved America and was such a refreshing change from the past president of France. A night and day difference and what Obama is with his hate for our country. I am no hufge fan of Nichoas Sarkozy, but when he does something right I sure willl give him credit and this he has done right.

BREITBART SAYS:

“In the next election cycle, things need to be drastically different. Democracy is not Augusta National Golf Club. It’s a messy free-for-all, and in a two-party system, the GOP will not survive if it doesn’t accept the fact that the Democrats are its enemy and that it must begin to play for keeps. That means finding another Lee Atwater - only meaner - and not apologizing when we get him. “


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:50 AM | Comments (8)


Germany Not Happy With Obama ~ I agree!



Look at how she is looking at him. It speaks volumes LOL ! Thorw him one of those looks from me too please!



Rift With Germany Is Next on Diplomatic Agenda

NY Times

DRESDEN, Germany

A rift has quietly opened up between Germany and the United States, marked by official statements of harmony and private grumbling. It is not an outright crisis in relations, but there are underlying tensions and disagreements on matters ranging from the global economic crisis to the future of inmates held at Guantánamo Bay.

On a more basic level, there is a sense that the Obama administration is ignoring the needs and counsel of longtime allies. Divided Germany was once at the center not only of the cold war, but of American foreign policy as well, which is no longer the case. Yet the United States can ill afford to alienate Europe’s largest economy and its most important intermediary in the strained relationship with Russia.

“They’re not angry, they’re not anti-Obama or anti-American,” said John C. Kornblum, a former United States ambassador to Germany and now a business adviser in Berlin. “But they’re confused by the wave of criticism which has been sent at them by the administration and people close to the administration.
“It’s not that they don’t like him,” he said. “They just feel like things aren’t working, like the levers of government are not being engaged to make issues run smoothly.”

The signs of discord were evident even last summer, when Mrs. Merkel rejected Mr. Obama’s request during the presidential campaign to speak in front of the Brandenburg Gate, saying it was not an appropriate location for a candidate’s address. Mr. Obama drew more than 200,000 people to hear his speech at a nearby monument.

Relations were already frosty as the economic crisis deepened and the German government and Obama administration took sharply differing views on how far to push stimulus spending.

And Germans remain surprised that an ambassador to their country has not been named more than four months after Mr. Obama’s inauguration. There is a sense that, with his focus split between domestic concerns and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the new president is taking his staunchest European allies for granted.

“There is definitely this disappointment in Europe, complaining that there’s nobody home,” said Stephen Flanagan, senior vice president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.



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

LOL is an ass and Merkel and she is right! It is not only that I can't stand Obama for what he is doing to OUR country, but he is also a total embarssment. He is more horrible that I could ever have imagined.

"complaining that there’s nobody home"


LMAO well that is one way to say he is an empty suit. hahahahaa

But is he a VERY dangerous empty suit that is the problem.




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



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:49 AM | Comments (3)


Obama's 'birth certificate' not acceptable in Hawaii?




Obama's 'birth certificate' not acceptable in Hawaii?

Even state requires long-form document for some eligibility, identification issues

wnd

The Hawaiian certification of live birth Barack Obama posted on his campaign website and distributed to select news organizations as proof he was a "natural born citizen" would not be accepted as a "birth certificate" even for some Hawaiian state government eligibility issues.

The investigation follows a Honolulu Star Bulletin column Saturday, which quotes a state Department of Health spokeswoman as saying the state's current certification of live birth is recognized "as an official birth certificate meeting all federal and other requirements."

The website of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, however, states clearly the certification of live birth touted by the Obama campaign, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and a host of other Obama defenders is not acceptable as a form of identification to qualify under this program.

Obama's "citizenship" was never the question raised during the campaign or after the election. The issue raised by WND has consistently been that Obama failed to prove he was actually born in Hawaii and thus constitutionally qualified to become president as a "natural born citizen" – which requires that the birth took place in the United States.

The qualifications for the Hawaiian Home Lands program require a certified copy of a standard birth certificate – also known as the "long-form certificate" filled out in the hospital and including details such as the name of the hospital and the attending physician.

"In order to process your application, DHHL utilizes information that is found only on the original Certificate of Live Birth, which is either black or green," the qualifications state. "This is a more complete record of your birth than the Certification of Live Birth (a computer-generated printout). Submitting the original Certificate of Live Birth will save you time and money since the computer-generated Certification requires additional verification by DHHL."

According to Hawaii's Department of Health spokeswoman Janice Okubo, the state only issues "certifications" of live births since 2001 when the health department went paperless. It is only available in electronic form, she said.

"At that time, all information for births from 1908 (on) was put into electronic files for consistent reporting," she is quoted as telling the Star Bulletin. "The electronic record of the birth is what (the Health Department) now keeps on file in order to provide same-day certified copies at our help window for most requests," Okubo said.

She did not explain how those needing a standard long-form birth certificate to qualify for programs such as those offered by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands or to establish proof of eligibility to be president could be fulfilled. She said the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized the state's current certification of live birth "as an official birth certificate meeting all federal and other requirements." She did not, however, cite any specific rulings, and the Supreme Court has not taken up the issue of whether the certification of live birth would qualify a presidential candidate as eligible under the "natural born citizen" clause.



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

"would not be accepted as a "birth certificate" even for some Hawaiian state government eligibility issues, WND has learned."

Not good enough for government eligibility issues, but good enough to run for the Presidency.

Obama PROMISED “transparency"....but..... this is what he means by that:

He has spent spent millions of dollars protecting himself from lawsuits which have demanded access to his:

Birth Certificate (long form)
College entrance records
College grades
College assistance and scholarship info
Passport information

I say keep the heat on him. Sooner or later, he’ll upset someone who has access to the information needed, and it will come out.




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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 (7)


Living by the Soldier's Creed



Spc. Cory Krogmeier, a N.C. native, and a member of B Troop 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, assists fellow Soldiers as they lift his buddy over a mound to get injured Soldiers to the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in the Abu Ghraib area, June 3.



Crew members of 1st Air Cavalry Brigade prepare UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to airlift injured Soldiers from the wheat field in the Abu Ghraib area, June 3. The crew members want to ensure the Soldiers carrying the litters do not get near the tail rotor.



Living by the Soldier's Creed

by Staff Sgt. Peter Ford

BAGHDAD

I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade.

All Army Soldiers are required to know the Soldier's Creed, but the Soldiers of 591st Military Police Company "Spartans," 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade not only know it, they live by it. They always place the mission first.

The Spartans, a police transition team that advises Iraqi police, received a distress call over the radio as they prepared to go home after a long day at al-Awad Police Station, June 3. A Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle had rolled over into a ravine less than three miles away. Without hesitation, the Spartans went to the aid of their fellow Soldiers.

"We knew we had to do something when we heard ... Soldiers were possibly hurt inside a MRAP that had rolled into a ravine," said Sgt. George Talkington, a Las Cruces, N.M., native, a military policeman assigned to the 591st MP Co. "We tried to get there as soon as we could."

Once they were close enough to receive a radio transmission from the unit that sent the distress call, the Spartans were informed they could only reach the vehicle by foot. Faced with only two options—swim across a canal or run a quarter miles to the vehicle— they ran.

"Our dismount team got off the vehicle and started to run toward the site in full gear," said Talkington. "We didn't try to swim because the water could have been contaminated and we could have become casualties."

The Spartans arrived at the rollover site tired and sweaty after running in full body armor and gear. They met with a platoon sergeant from B Troop, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and found Soldiers of B Troop already in action.

"After the vehicle rolled over we set up security around the vehicle, then I took some troops to assist the injured Soldiers out of the vehicle," said Vaden. "Our medic evaluated the casualties and had us put the injured on stretchers as a precautionary measure. After the area was secured and the patients had been evaluated we called for support."

The Cavalry troopers were disciplined, physically and mentally tough; trained and proficient in warrior task and drills. They had already set up security and pulled the injured from the MRAP, evaluated the casualties and sent up a report requesting a medical evacuation.

"Our training kicked in and we made decisions without hesitation; it was like second nature," said Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Vaden of B Troop, 2nd Bn., 8th Cav. Regt. "No one panicked because we knew help would arrive."

When the Spartans arrived, Vaden asked them to have their vehicles pull security on the outer perimeter of the field to provide 360 degrees of security around the landing zone for the UH-60 helicopters to land, according to Talkington. The rest of the Spartans jumped into the ravine to pull security near the MRAP.

Even after a long day, tired and hungry Soldiers of B Troop and the 591st MP Company placed their mission first and used teamwork to help their fellow Soldiers who were injured during a vehicle rollover. The injured Soldiers were successfully evacuated because B Troop and the 591st MP Company adhered to the principles of the Soldier's Creed—I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat.



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

I love our military, our troops are the best in the world. They are the greatest Americans, our Veterans and our troops today.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:47 AM | Comments (6)


Capitalism, And Roger Penske, To The Rescue




Capitalism, And Roger Penske, To The Rescue

by Austin Hill

Townhall

An American car company will soon be taken-over by a business person who has expertise in the car industry. And the guy “taking over” is actually “happy” about it.

As the bankrupt General Motors corporation seeks to get rid of it’s “non core” car brands, Roger Penske, the American race car driver-turned global business magnate, will soon be purchasing Saturn, and taking over the sales, marketing, and distribution of Saturn cars and parts.

Penske‘s company will not be manufacturing Saturn cars themselves - he’s soliciting bids from other companies to design and build the cars for him - but will focus instead on what the Penske group does best. "Our success has been with handling the business that is closest to the customer,“ Penske stated when the news was announced, “so I don't want us to get into our own manufacturing business.."

You may have ignored this news, and it may seem like “no big deal” now. But consider how this conflicts with the predictions and assumptions made by Washington politicians.

Recall that fateful day (November 18th) back in 2008, when the executives of Ford, G.M., and Chrysler, took their turns before Congress begging for their “share” of bailout cash. “This is about much more than just Detroit," then- G.M. President Rick Wagoner stated, "It's about saving the U.S. economy from a catastrophic collapse."

And it was presumed that catastrophe would necessarily ensue, if our government didn’t “bailout” the car companies. “We're concerned about the hundreds of thousands and millions of people who are involved in the automobile industry” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rationalized 2 days later, “we want them to have the jobs..” If our tax dollars weren’t spent to save these companies from their own mismanagement, then, to follow Senator Reid’s logic, the companies would simply cease to exist, and “millions” would be unemployed.

But we all know what happened after the U.S. car exec’s groveled. Politicians insisted that without their meddling, the entire industry would collapse, and so they went about meddling. The Congress tried to pass a “car bailout bill,” but it failed. President Bush then used his executive powers to take money from the TARP (bank bailout) funds, and doled-out a few billion to G.M. and Chrysler (Ford had to good sense to say “no thanks”). In doing this, Bush completely defied the will of the people and the Congress, and kept Chrysler and G.M. afloat just long enough for Obama to get inaugurated.

And one inauguratio