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August 31, 2009

Tea Party Express Toward the March on Washington D.C. September 12th ~ Rebellion is brewing!!






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The Tea Party Express caravan .......Thirty-five cities, thirty-five tea parties in sixteen days!!


On Friday, (August 28 ) the Tea Party Express group set off on a bus tour starting in Sacramento, California, and winding down in Washington D.C. on September 12.


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Revolution Brewing - August 28 Sacramento Tea Party

This video from Sacramento is so awesome, the photography is exceptional as well. Plus Lloyd Marcus is there singing which is also cool.



To learn more about singer Lloyd Marcus, visit http://www.lloydmarcus.com

For more information on tea parties, visit http://www.teapartyexpress.org



On their way to Washington, DC, the Tea Party Express makes a stop in Reno.


RENO, Nevada Stop # 2 on the Tea Party Express



Tea Party Express on Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren show with a live report from Griff Jenkins from Reno/Sparks


Be sure to check the tour schedule and join us when we get to a city near you: TeaPartyExpress.org!!




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


I would love to see it make history as the biggest march in Washington!!

God bless America and our Troops!!


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:55 AM | Comments (6)


The U.S.Army Version of the Kite




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

This is sooooo amazing. Precision parachuting by army paratroops. I love things like this. What feat this is and the practice and timing it took to do such a thing.

AWESOME!!!!!



....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 (9)


Tucson Tea Party Town Hall Aug. 28 Protester




This is footage of the left-winger who disrupted the Town Hall at Rincon High School




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Here the same Obama supporter seen in the first video take his right elbow and elbows one of the health care protesters in the ear / face area. Obama must be proud of his supporter for doing this since he told his people to behave this way.


Please also note that Obama is the only one who has called for violence. Obama now sounds more like a gang member than even a community organizer. And this is the “leader” who represents the USA to foreign powers.

Obama: Obama: ‘If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun" June 14,2008
Obama to His Followers: "Argue With Neighbors, Get In Their Face" ...September 18, 2008
Obama on ACORN Mobs: "I don't want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I'm angry!" March 20, 2009

Obama White House snitch blog: White House blog ....Facts Are Stubborn Things....If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

Obama To His Mercenary Army: “If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard” August 6, 2009

Obama to Health Care opponents Shut UP! : About opponents of his outlandishly reckless agenda, he said that he doesn't "want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking;” he wants "them just to get out of the way so [Democrats] can clean up the mess." He went on, "I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking." .....August 6, 2009
YouTube VIDEO of this speech Obama made.






Dr. Steve Knope continues and gives an awesome speech.

Dr. Steve Knope, an Internist and sports medicine expert, speaks out about the dangers and absurdities of Obamacare at the Tucson Tea Party



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

Obama does not get that no matter how many thugs he sends to Townhall meetings it is only going to make us more determined.

The harder Obama pushes his socialized medicine the more people find out how bad it is, the more people wake up.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:49 AM


Swine Flu H1N1



Journalist Wayne Madsen tells Russia today scientists involved in creating previous vaccinations are telling family and friends not to take the H1N1 vaccine. Madsen also warns that the government may make the vaccination mandatory.


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NaturalNews

The United States of America is devolving into medical fascism and Massachusetts is leading the way with the passage of a new bill, the "Pandemic Response Bill" 2028, reportedly just passed by the MA state Senate and now awaiting approval in the House. This bill suspends virtually all Constitutional rights of Massachusetts citizens and forces anyone "suspected" of being infected to submit to interrogations, "decontaminations" and vaccines.

It's also sets fines up to $1,000 per day for anyone who refuses to submit to quarantines, vaccinations, decontamination efforts or to follow any other verbal order by virtually any state-licensed law enforcement or medical personnel. You can read the text yourself here


http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/senate/186/st02pdf/st02028.pdf

Here's some of the language contained in the bill:

(Violation of 4th Amendment: Illegal search and seizure)

During either type of declared emergency, a local public health authority... may exercise authority... to require the owner or occupier of premises to permit entry into and investigation of the premises; to close, direct, and compel the evacuation of, or to decontaminate or cause to be
decontaminated any building or facility; to destroy any material; to restrict or prohibit assemblages of persons;

(Violation of 14th Amendment; illegal arrest without a warrant)

...an officer authorized to serve criminal process may arrest without a warrant any person whom the officer has probable cause to believe has violated an order given to effectuate the purposes of this subsection and shall use reasonable diligence to enforce such order. [Gunpoint]

(Government price controls)

The attorney general, in consultation with the office of consumer affairs and business regulation, and upon the declaration by the governor that a supply emergency exists, shall take appropriate action to ensure that no person shall sell a product or service that is at a price that unreasonably exceeds the price charged before the emergency.

"Involuntary Transportation" (also known as kidnapping)

Law enforcement authorities, upon order of the commissioner or his agent or at the request of a local public health authority pursuant to such order, shall assist emergency medical technicians or other appropriate medical personnel in the involuntary transportation of such person to the tuberculosis treatment center.

$1,000 / day in fines

Any person who knowingly violates an order, as to which noncompliance
poses a serious danger to public health as determined by the commissioner or the local public health authority, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 30 days or a fine of not more than one thousand dollars per day that the violation continues, or both.

Forced vaccinations

Furthermore, when the commissioner or a local public health authority within its jurisdiction determines that either or both of the following measures are necessary to prevent a serious danger to the public health the commissioner or local public health authority may exercise the following authority: (1) to vaccinate or provide precautionary prophylaxis to individuals as protection against communicable disease...

Forced quarantine for those who refuse (illegal imprisonment without charge)

An individual who is unable or unwilling to submit to vaccination or treatment shall not be required to submit to such procedures but may be isolated or quarantined pursuant to section 96 of chapter 111 if his or her refusal poses a serious danger to public health or results in uncertainty whether he or she has been exposed to or is infected with a disease or condition that poses a serious danger to public health, as determined by the commissioner, or a local public health authority operating within its jurisdiction.


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US Media silent on Swine Flu vaccine link to Nerve disorders


24 Medica

Sunday, 23 August 2009
The silence is almost deafening in the American press when it comes to publishing information about the potentially lethal link between swine flu vaccine and Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a dread nerve disorder. While other parts of the world are not much better informed, information about the link reached the public in the United Kingdom in mid-August—but only after two letters were leaked to the Daily Mail. The letters were addressed to 600 senior British neurologists. One was from the UK’s Health Protection Agency and the other from the Association of British Neurologists.

The specter of Guillain-Barre is too dangerous to be ignored in the United States, and news that it may be caused by the swine flu vaccine should not be soft-pedaled. Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune disorder that ravages the protective sheathing of the nerves, affecting the brain and the spinal cord, and can cause paralysis to the point that patients must be put on respirators in order to breathe.

GBS can cause death or permanent disability, and there is no treatment or cure. Although no one knows its exact cause, physicians know it can be triggered by surgery or by vaccinations such as the swine flu vaccine—and the vaccine is the big concern of the moment, given the precedent of 1976.

What happened in 1976? The American government rushed to develop a swine flu vaccine and gave it to about 40 million people. Soon after the deaths of 25 people from paralysis and respiratory failure, the government strongly suspected the vaccine was the cause and withdrew it. The swine flu itself, on the other hand, killed only one person. The new strain of swine flu used in the new vaccine is slightly different, but concerns about GBS remain the same.

Yet another worry about the vaccine is the use of a component oil called squalene. According to prominent American neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock, squalene can also set off autoimmunity, and is associated with multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, and Parkinson’s. Many British experts are likewise worried about squalene, going so far as to call the upcoming initial trial of the swine flu vaccine a “guinea-pig trial.”

The leaked letters beg doctors to be on the lookout for patients with symptoms of GBS, revealing deep doubts and fears in the UK about the safety of the new vaccine. The letter from the Association of British Neurologists, for instance, informed physicians that the vaccine caused a possible eight-fold increase in GBS during the 1976 U.S. swine flu bout.

The Health Protection Agency letter reminded physicians that in the United States’ 1976 bout, more people died from the vaccination than the flu. Over 500 cases of GBS were diagnosed and resulted in the vaccine being withdrawn after just ten weeks. “I would not have the swine flu jab because of the GBS risk,” said one senior neurologist.


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Squalene: The Swine Flu Vaccine’s Dirty Little Secret Exposed

By Dr. Mercola

What Squalene Does to Humans

Your immune system recognizes squalene as an oil molecule native to your body. It is found throughout your nervous system and brain. In fact, you can consume squalene in olive oil and not only will your immune system recognize it, you will also reap the benefits of its antioxidant properties.

The difference between “good” and “bad” squalene is the route by which it enters your body. Injection is an abnormal route of entry which incites your immune system to attack all the squalene in your body, not just the vaccine adjuvant.

Your immune system will attempt to destroy the molecule wherever it finds it, including in places where it occurs naturally, and where it is vital to the health of your nervous system.[viii]

Gulf War veterans with Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) received anthrax vaccines which contained squalene.[ix] MF59 (the Novartis squalene adjuvant) was an unapproved ingredient in experimental anthrax vaccines and has since been linked to the devastating autoimmune diseases suffered by countless Gulf War vets.[x]

The Department of Defense made every attempt to deny that squalene was indeed an added contaminant in the anthrax vaccine administered to Persian Gulf war military personnel – deployed and non-deployed – as well as participants in the more recent Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP).

However, the FDA discovered the presence of squalene in certain lots of AVIP product. A test was developed to detect anti-squalene antibodies in GWS patients, and a clear link was established between the contaminated product and all the GWS sufferers who had been injected with the vaccine containing squalene.

A study conducted at Tulane Medical School and published in the February 2000 issue of Experimental Molecular Pathology included these stunning statistics:

“ … the substantial majority (95%) of overtly ill deployed GWS patients had antibodies to squalene. All (100%) GWS patients immunized for service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm who did not deploy, but had the same signs and symptoms as those who did deploy, had antibodies to squalene.
In contrast, none (0%) of the deployed Persian Gulf veterans not showing signs and symptoms of GWS have antibodies to squalene. Neither patients with idiopathic autoimmune disease nor healthy controls had detectable serum antibodies to squalene. The majority of symptomatic GWS patients had serum antibodies to squalene.”[xi]

According to Dr. Viera Scheibner, Ph.D., a former principle research scientist for the government of Australia:

“… this adjuvant [squalene] contributed to the cascade of reactions called "Gulf War Syndrome," documented in the soldiers involved in the Gulf War.
The symptoms they developed included arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, rashes, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss, non-healing skin lesions, aphthous ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems, anti-thyroid effects, anaemia, elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Raynaud’s phenomenon, Sjorgren’s syndrome, chronic diarrhoea, night sweats and low-grade fevers.”[xii]




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


I don't get why the government might be going to force the H1N1 on people. Not everyone can get this swine flu shot. Why does Obama have to force everything, he needs to let people decide and or people with their doctors make that decision.

There is no way I can take the H1N1 shot, the Squalene in it is the biggest reason why. Years ago I had Optic Neuritis. It started in one eye, I woke up one morning and I was totally blind in one eye. A week later the other eye. Yep both eyes and it was very scary, but for some reason I just took it. Looking back now I wonder why I didn't freak out. I cried a few times, was always afraid but kind of just went through it. Like ok this is what I am supposed to have and I can't do a thing about it. I didn't want to worry Nicholas, maybe that is why I didn't let on how afraid I was, not sure.That is the weirdest thing, to have ones eyes open and see only solid blackness, no light at all. Even with a flashlight aimed right at the eyes. Yes the doctors tried that too, do you see this do you see that...nope nothing. After three eye specialists and the most wonderful doctor I have ever been to at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. A Neurologist and about 8 months later I could see again. But it still took me almost 7 years to get my Peripheral Vision back well enough to be able to drive a car and feel safe and that I would not harm anyone in bad judgment.

So there is no way I would take something, anything that would possibly mess with anything to do with nerves like Squalene certainly would. I was very blessed, because I was told that optic neuritis is almost always something a person gets that has multiple sclerosis. And the MRI that was done on my brain found nothing....LOL I know, true though, there were no signs at all of the condition they called demyelinating plaques on my brain.

The middle video I can agree with, the Doctor that is sometimes on FOX said to get the normal flu shot but to wait on the other one since it has not been tested enough. He seemed very honest.

I am not telling anyone not to do or to do something. Please oh please know this always from me. And I seldom have shared personal things on my blog, email yes, but not so much on my blog. I didn't want to bore anyone more then anything. hahahaha But I had to share about what happened to my eyes since this H1N1 has so much bad stuff in it especially Squalene.

Other then that I have been very healthy all my life, thank you God.

Funny story.
While I was blind I still had to go to work at my little gift shop. There was no way I was going to sit home and feel sorry for myself. haha So in I went, Nicholas would drop me off and stay when he could if he did not have a stunt job. But when customers wanted to buy things they had to make their own change with the cash register.LOL Talk about trusting people. But they were great and helped a lot.
I could not see anything so I went by voices and I knew most of their names. But one day a man was buying things and I knew his voice but I knew it was his first time in my shop. So I said, Mr. Lawrence could you please help me. I know you can't tell this but I am blind as a bat right now.... I know you by your voice ( Steve Lawrence the singer) could you please punch the lower right key on my cash register and make change for yourself.
He about died and then we both laughed. He made his change and stayed to visit awhile. My shop was in Malibu so I it was odd he had not been in before since so many of the Hollywood people live there. He came back later when I could see and we shook hands and had a good laugh at how I approached him about being blind.




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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 (14)


Chris Wallace Interviews Awesome Dick Cheney About The White House/CIA




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Dick Cheney says that the Obama administration possibly pursuing an investigation of lawyers from the Bush administration "an outrageous precedent to set," calling it an "intensely partisan politicized look back" at the prior administration.

"I think it's an outrageous political act that will do great damage long-term."

He added that the fact that the Obama administration is even thinking about such an investigation after their "track record of defending the nation" for eight years "offends the hell out of me."

He goes on to say that "advanced interrogation techniques" such as waterboarding were "absolutely essential." ">

VP Dick Cheney: "It's a Terrible Decision" for Eric Holder to Open CIA Probe

Former Dick Cheney says Barack Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder is wrong to order a review of CIA terrorist interrogations.

Cheney on Obama: I'm not a fan.

Dick Cheney says that the Obama administration possibly pursuing an investigation of lawyers from the Bush administration "an outrageous precedent to set," calling it an "intensely partisan politicized look back" at the prior administration.

"I think it's an outrageous political act that will do great damage long-term."

He added that the fact that the Obama administration is even thinking about such an investigation after their "track record of defending the nation" for eight years "offends the hell out of me."

He goes on to say that "advanced interrogation techniques" such as waterboarding were "absolutely essential."



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

Cheney is one who tells it like it is. Doesn’t mince words. Speaks the truth. God bless him. He was absolutely awesome. A dignified, wise man with the courage to speak his mind and not have to search for words or fill his senteces with UHHHHH because he can’t find the words to make himself sound good. He knows what he wants to say and the words flow.

Great interview. I am so glad they have it on YouTube. I wanted to save it. It is so worth watchnig if you have time.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (9)


Silent No Longer! (Video)




SILENT NO LONGER!

An Open Letter to Barack Hussein Obama and the US Congress and Senate.

By James Wynne aka jdubya57 August 25, 2009
Background Music: Band of Brothers
James also has this site:

http://www.youtube.com/AmericanGrandJury


WE The People of the United States of America,

WE who revere and cherish our God given unalienable rights as stated in our Declaration of Independence,

WE who revere and cherish our Constitution, our Bill of Rights and the rule of law embodied therein,

WE The People do hereby inform you once again that,

WE all have had enough of your unconstitutional and unrepresentative ways.

WE are sick and tired of the den of thieves that Washington DC has become!

WE call it the District of Corruption!

WE know you do not care about upholding your sacred oath to our beloved Constitution. You have ignored your sacred oath and spat on our Constitution once too often.

WE know you have no intention to preserve, protect and defend her against all enemies, foreign or domestic, so help you God!

WE know weve been lax in keeping you under OUR control. Well, those days are OVER! You have awoken the Liberty Loving Patriots and,

WE ARE SILENT NO LONGER!

WE know who ALL of you are and,

WE WILL defeat you at the ballot box in 2010, 2012 and 2014. You can COUNT on it!




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

I love it so much how we the people are speaking out. Many of us never stopped like all of you here at this blog. But now we have so many joining in and it makes my heart smile and fill with pride in Americans again.

Thank you James for making this video.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:46 AM | Comments (7)


Obama's Organizing For America Zombies Hold Rally at IBEW Union Hall Meet Up With True Patriots




St. Louis Missouri. The Obama's Organizing for America Group helps us Understand the Difference between "Grass Roots" and "Astro Turf".

H/T Gateway Pundit

Organizing For America held a rally in support of Obama's Health Control Bill tonight at the IBEW Hall ( UNION Hall) in St. Louis. This is part of a bus tour organized by OFA ( Obama's Organizing For America) , which will hit 12 major cities/states, one of which was St. Louis.


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Then they meet up with the American loving citizens!


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

I LOVE how our side was there and don't you just love how those on our side, America's side have much better signs too. We are not robots like the left. I want to know if our tax dollars are paying for that stupid bus of Obama's to haul his zombies around!!!!


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (10)


Liar Rep.Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) Holds Townhall Meeting




Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) held a town hall yesterday in Portsmouth, NH.
She told her "teabagger" constituents that they can't believe everything they hear and that there are no communists in Washington DC.

1st District Congresswoman CarolShea Porter is asked a question by a constituent regarding the corruption and thievery in Washington, and how she's going to fix it. The questioner noted that the country was taking a turn towards socialism and communism, and asked what Shea Porter was going to do to protect our liberties. A discussion about czars, ensued, where Carol denied there were 35 CZAR's , yet refused to tell the ausience how many there are. She also disagreed that we're going in that direction.




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Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) finally faces her constituents on at a health care town hall on August 29, 2009. The event was held in a small, but heavily guarded conference room at the Norris Cotton Federal Building in Manchester, NH. Many of her constituents were turned away from the event due to the space limitations of the venue. Shea-Porter has spent the majority of the congressional recess attending fundraisers and closed door events with liberal bloggers and special interest groups.


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In four short years Carol Shea-Porter has evolved from a rabble-rousing, town hall disrupting anti-war activist who once had to be forcibly removed from a President George Bush event in Portsmouth to a Member of Congress who instructed armed security guards to remove a frustrated voter from her own town hall event in Manchester on Saturday.

In the appended video, Shea-Porter can be seen instructing security to remove a man for standing to ask a question without a ticket. Shea-Porter previously held a lottery to determine who could ask questions. She can also be heard taunting the man on his way out by saying, “I do hope the movie theater can be a little quieter for you.”

NowHampshire.com has learned that the gentlemen Shea-Porter removed, Carl Tomanelli from Londonderry, is a retired New York City patrolman.

In recent weeks, Shea-Porter has become, in the words of one Democratic operative who asked to remain anonymous, “unhinged.”

This week she derisively referred to opponents of health reform as “tea-baggers” in front of a crowd of liberal activists. She also accused former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte of colluding with the so-called “tea-baggers” after she bumped into her randomly at a hotel bathroom in Portsmouth.

During a radio program last week, Shea-Porter waved off a hostile question about the constitutionality of the health reform bill she supports because, “The Constitution did not cover everything.” Her response to the caller was grossly inapt. She compared Congress’ efforts to establish a so-called government option for health coverage to the City of Manchester establishing a police force.

“The irony is, of course, that Shea-Porter used to be a ‘tea-bagger’ on the left,” writes Nashua Telegraph columnist Kevin Landrigan. “She stalked then-congressman Jeb Bradley at town hall-style meetings the 1st District Republican incumbent held throughout his district.”

Four years ago Carol Shea-Porter protested at the State House alongside people dressed as Nazis while accusing the federal government of trying “to brand us like sheep.” On Saturday, she disparagingly referred to people who do not trust the same federal government to run our health care system as “these people.”

“We remember when, Carol, do you,” asks Landrigan.




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Wild Thing's comment.....


WOW what a liar she is. Any person can go unline or even at a local library and find out we have communist members in our Congress and many other levels of government.




Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (4)


August 30, 2009

Part Two of "It ain't America no more, OK?" Officer Wesley Cheeks




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The officer was asked what law had been broken. He did not answer that ever.

He said that he could charge the protestor with whatever he want to charge. THE OFFICER CLAIMED TO MAKE THE LAW!!!!

A town hall protester (in Reston, VA) is holding a sign with the obama/joker face on it. A police officer takes the sign and places it face down on the pavement. The protester asks him why he can't have the sign when so many other people have signs. The officer says because it has a picture on it and if he picks the sign back up he'll be charged with trespassing. At that point, the protester is like “Trespassing?” because it is a town hall meeting and he's outside the school as others are.

The protester says (as the officer walks away) ‘ this is America, this used to be America’ - the officer says ‘it ain't no more’.


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This is my email to the Fairfax County Police:


As an American and a law abiding citizen I am shocked and disgusted at the behavior of Officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr.
I am sure you know about the various Townhall meetings around our country where citizens from both parties are speaking out their concerns about the Health Care bill. At the Townhall meeting that Rep. Moran gave on August 25th your officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr. imo was out of line. He so much as said he wrote the laws ( " I can charge you with whatever I want to charge you with"...exact quote ) , he told a protester that he could not take a sign he had into the Townhall area only because it had a photo on it. But the final remark the Officer made was the most concerning of all.

When Officer Cheeks was told by the protester ""This used to be America!" his response was: "It ain't no more, OK?"

I would appreciate knowing if this last statement is the stance of the Fairfax County Police or just this one police officer. Also this officer violated the protesters first amendment rights in our Constitution, when he proceeded in stopping him from carrying his sign to join the others that also had signs.

Thank you for your time in this matter and a response would be very much appreciated.


Chrissie



The response I got from the Fairfax County Police:

Wesley Cheeks is NOT a Fairfax County police officer, he is a security officer employed by the Fairfax County Public Schools. You may go to http://www.fcps.edu to contact the School's Department of Communication and Community Outreach concerning this matter. They may also be reached by phone at 571-423-1200.

Please accept my apologies for the impersonal reply; however I am trying to give the several hundred respondents the courtesy of a timely answer.

Lieutenant Thomas J. Rogers Asst Commander, Reston District Station Main: 703-478-0904 Direct: 703-478-0792 thomas.rogers@fairfaxcounty.gov



Sources of contact and information:


Whan called Fairfax County Police, Reston District 703-478-0904 hit 0 for Operator. Operator confirms there is no Officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr.

Fairfax County Public Schools Security Services and they confirmed he works for them !!!!

Fairfax County Public Schools Safety And Security

http://www.fcps.edu/fts/safety-security/

Link to pages with information about director of security - patrol service

http://www.fcps.edu/fts/safety-security/


Safety & Security

Here is his boss
Fred Ellis, Director

Fred.Ellis@fcps.edu

Vicki Fields, Administrative Assistant
Vicki.Fields@fcps.edu

Johnnie Forte, Jr. Support Center 6800B Industrial Road Springfield, Virginia 22151 703-658-3763


24-Hour Dispatch/Call Center 703-764-2400
Main Office 703-658-3760

Jim McLain, Security Coordinator
Jim.McLain@fcps.edu
703-658-3769

Lt. Daniel Townsend, Fairfax County Police/School Liaison Commander
Daniel.Townsend@fcps.edu
703-658-3707


Here are the official duties of a security officer for Fairfax County Public Schools:

Taken from their website......


Definition: Patrols assigned schools; performs security inspections; investigates and responds to security incidents; assists with the application of a school security plan; and performs related duties as required or assigned.


Typical Tasks (illustrative only): Operates a School Board motor vehicle and patrols assigned schools to detect and deter fire, theft, vandalism and other unauthorized activities and conditions which could endanger students, personnel, and property of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS); performs security inspections of schools, which may include manual checks of all exterior doors and windows; assists school administrators with applying the school security plan and with other security-related matters; promptly reports any suspicious activities or person(s) found to appropriate school officials, and police, if appropriate; promptly reports to the security operations center and breach insecurity or suspicious activities found, ensures that all persons found on FCPS property after school or normal working hours have the proper authorization; takes appropriate actions to remove unauthorized persons from school premises, cooperates with, and provides assistance to, fire and police department personnel responding to alarms; completes and submits all required reports and forms on a timely basis; assists custodians and other staff with SAFAS problems; may perform minor maintenance repairs after hours; provides backup to the security system monitors and dispatches mobile units, as needed, or appropriate; and must conform to all requirements pursuant to the Code of Virginia and the Virginia Administrative Code and required to maintain current certification.

Supervision Received/Given: Receives limited supervision from a supervisor or coordinator. May provide guidance and assistance to full-, part-time, and/or hourly employees, as required.

Education/Experience/Skills: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, plus three years of progressively more responsible experience in a security-related field. Some knowledge of standard security procedures and the regulations and laws relating to grounds and building intrusion and trespassing; ability to exercise good judgment under stressful and potentially dangerous conditions; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and good interpersonal skills, including ability to interact in a positive, professional manner with students, staff, and member of the public. Possession of an appropriate, valid motor vehicle operator's license. Ability to successfully complete compulsory certification training approved by the Virginia Center for School Safety within sixty days of hire. Must successfully complete compulsory recertification training annually. Applicants must be 21 years old at time of appointment.


Evidently, Mr. Cheeks needs a refresher course on a few of his job duties! ~ Wild Thing



And a friend and reader of Theodore's World also did some research and got this as well. Thank you Dave H.

"Did some research and Emailing today. What I found was that the "Officer" is really a Security Guard, employes by Fairfax County Public Schools."
Thanks for your message Representative Moran rented our High School via FCPS community use process to hold a constituents meeting in the northern Virginia area. South Lakes has a decent sized gymnasium and plenty of parking so we are occasionally are utilized by the community for events which draw big crowds. A regional triathlon and a giant Cancer Walk for Life rent our facility each year for example. Officer Cheeks works for Fairfax County Schools, he is not an employee of South Lakes High School. I recommend you direct your information to FCPS central. Thanks again,


"Butler, Bruce A" bbutler@fcps.edu
Principal
South Lakes High School




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


OK so he is not a real live police man nor is he a rent a cop. Fairfax schools have a separate security force whose authority is limited to school grounds. Regular police can also do enforcement on school property if needed.

And apparently he does have the authority to arrest anyone within his geographical jurisdiction and he was also carrying a gun.


Cheeks had his own personal agenda. His was a purely racist action. He should be fired, by the School superintendent and the school board are about as liberal as they come. Expect Wesley Cheeks to get an award, raise, and promotion.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (13)


Florida Student Suspended for Telling Muslim Student To Stand For The Pledge of Allegiance




Heather Lawrence, 16, was suspended from Springstead High School after telling a Muslim student to stand up during the Pledge of Allegiance.



Flap over flag, hijab leads to suspension of Hernando student

By Tony Marrero,
St. Petersburg Times Staff Writer


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Spring Hill

Heather Lawrence didn't know the name of the girl with the Muslim head covering, or where she was from.

But as Lawrence walked by a classroom at Springstead High School on Wednesday, the 16-year-old junior did know one thing: The girl wasn't standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Lawrence, an JROTC member who plans to enlist in the Army next summer, says she was aghast.

"That's one of the most disrespectful things you can do," Lawrence recalled Friday. "Even the kids who are anarchists, who hate our government, still have respect to stand."

A few bells later, Lawrence was on her way to English class when she saw the girl wearing a hijab in the hallway. Lawrence confronted her.

She told her she should stand for the pledge. And, according to Lawrence's own account and a school referral on the incident, said, "Take that thing off your head and act like you're proud to be an American."

A teacher overheard the encounter. Now Lawrence is serving a five-day, out-of-school suspension, and her parents are considering legal action.

"You have someone in the States who is able to enjoy our educational and health care systems, yet it's okay for them to be disrespectful, and it's not okay for my daughter to speak her mind," said Mark Lawrence, Heather's father. "That's her First Amendment right. That's her freedom of speech."

Springstead principal Susan Duval said school officials stand behind the punishment. Heather Lawrence violated the district's policy against bullying and harassment, Duval said. She was disciplined not for telling the girl to stand, but for her other comments — comments that Duval called atrocious.

"It makes me ill," she said. "That is not what this school is about. These students should feel safe and secure here. We may have differences of opinion, but no student should have to tolerate harassment."

After the incident, Lawrence was asked by a school staffer why she confronted the girl. "She began to rant that she was enlisting and was going to Iraq and that basically because the girl looks Middle Eastern, that makes her an enemy because all Iraqis are Middle Eastern," according to the referral signed by assistant principal Stephen Crognale.

Lawrence denies she said that or feels that way.

"Terrorists, regardless of who they are, what color they are, are the enemy," she said.

School officials would not disclose the identity of the girl. Duval said she wasn't sure if the girl is new to Springstead or why she didn't stand for the pledge.

Lawrence said the girl did not respond to her and simply walked away. Duval said the girl did not complain to school officials. Efforts by the St. Petersburg Times to find and reach her were unsuccessful Friday.

As she served her first day of suspension, Lawrence admitted Friday that telling the girl to take off her hijab was "a little over the edge." Her father agreed she shouldn't have said it.

"It wasn't meant to be a racial comment, and I wasn't trying to bash her religion," she said. "I didn't expect her to say (the pledge). I just expect her to stand up for it. If she had a problem with what I said, I'd be happy to apologize to her."

Mark Lawrence says the district needs to be taken to task for putting words into his daughter's mouth. He hopes to reverse the suspension and says he's talked to a lawyer friend of the family.

"I didn't raise my daughters to be prejudiced," he said, adding that the family dines often with friends of Iranian descent.

Heather Lawrence has her own unpleasant pledge memory.

She spent six months in Mexico while her father worked a contracting job and was booted out of a private school for not saying the pledge to the Mexican flag. But that was in Spanish — a language she doesn't know — and so she stopped trying to fake it. And, she says, she still stood up.

Flaps over flag pledging have set legal precedent. A 17-year-old junior at Boynton Beach High School refused to stand for the pledge and was removed from class, prompting a lawsuit and a ruling last year by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court struck down a provision of Florida law requiring civilians to stand for the pledge.

Ramzy Kiliç, executive director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he was concerned by Heather Lawrence's apparent cultural insensitivity.

But he also said he was surprised to hear that a Muslim would not stand for the pledge. There is no tenet in the religion that encourages Muslims not to do so. "That's her right," Kiliç said. "I myself believe she should have stood."

The hijab clearly made the girl a target, said Dr. Adel Eldin, a Brooksville cardiologist who practices in Spring Hill.

Eldin, who has been busy in August celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, said he hopes school officials will seize the incident as a teachable moment about his faith.


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Mark Lawrence thinks it's "absolutely ridiculous" that his daughter Heather has been suspended after telling another student wearing a Muslim head covering to "Take that thing off your head and act like you're proud to be an American" for refusing to stand or recite the Pledge of Allegiance in class.


Suspended ROTC student feels wronged


written by TONY HOLT

wholt@hernandotoday.com

Hernando Today

Springstead junior thinks five-day suspension wasn’t warranted for telling Muslim student to ‘take that thing off your head.’

Heather Lawrence loves being in JROTC, loves her Marine Corps dad and loves her country.

On Wednesday, anger was the prevailing feeling in her heart when she noticed a student in another classroom had refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. She also refused to recite it.

Heather, a junior at Springstead High School, glanced at the other students in the room, all of whom appeared uncomfortable, she said.

She saw her later in the day between class periods and told her, “Take that thing off your head and act like you’re proud to be an American.”

The student, whom Lawrence could not identify, was wearing a hijab, a head scarf or garment traditionally worn by Muslim women.

A teacher overheard Heather’s statement and told two other teachers. The incident made its way to Assistant Principal Steve Crognale, who called the 16-year-old into his office Friday morning, she said.

He made her wait outside while he called her father, Mark Lawrence.

Crognale told him the school was going to suspend his daughter for five days.

“I said, ‘That is absolutely ridiculous,’” recalled Lawrence, who would not repeat the expletives used during the phone conversation. “I thought it was very unfair.”

He asked Crognale to explain his justification for suspending his daughter.

“He said it was based on the grounds that she made a threat,” said Lawrence, who threw up his arms and shook his head.

He sat in his living room across from his daughter, who was dressed in her U.S. Army-issued uniform. She plans to attend basic training in the summer, return to Springstead for her senior year and pursue a career in the military.
Crognale, who did not return a message seeking comment, claimed the school’s written policy allowed him to suspend her for up to 10 days if he so chose, Lawrence said.

When Heather’s irate father pressed on and asked him to explain how her statement could be interpreted as a threat, Crognale “backed off” and said his daughter’s statement “caused mental duress” for the student, he said.

He conceded his daughter should have refrained from telling her to remove her hijab. Heather was less emphatic.

“I wish I didn’t say, ‘Take that thing off your head,’” she said. “Or maybe I shouldn’t have said it loud enough for the teacher to hear it.”

Her father, a former U.S. Marine, said he and his family have friends who are Iranian and African-American. It is a household that has sworn off racism of any kind, he said.

The original punishment issued by Crognale was five days. Mark Lawrence was under the impression Friday morning he had talked him down to three days. He returned to the school at 12:30 p.m. to pick up the paperwork and was told the original punishment still stood.

Heather Lawrence would have to remain at home for five school days because neither she nor her father would sign the agreement form. They refused to do so out of protest, they said. No threat was made. They insisted the school violated her First Amendment rights.

Lawrence has been suspended at least twice prior to Friday.

She was in the bathroom while another student smoked a cigarette a few feet away. A teacher searched her, found no contraband, but the school still suspended her, she said.
The second time occurred last year, when she missed some classes because of her JROTC commitments. She said she got permission from all of her teachers to miss class that day.
One of her teachers asked a student to go look for her. When she was not found, she reported her as an unexcused absence. She was suspended again.
"At Springstead, the answer to everything is to kick you out of school," Heather said

A call to Principal Susan Duvall was not returned Friday.


The SCHOOL
It is the second time in less than three months that Springstead has been involved in a First Amendment controversy. School administrators made last year's valedictorian rewrite her graduation speech because they felt it painted the school in a negative light.

The student agreed to rewrite it, but argued the school was being unreasonable and claimed at least one administrator threatened her. The story received national attention.

Heather's suspension means she might miss up to 18 weeks of JROTC activities, including a military ball and some program-sponsored community service.

"That really stinks because it is the only thing I do in school," she said.
She said her friends, relatives, fellow JROTC students and even a few school staffers were "absolutely livid" she was suspended over her comments.
"I'm not one to be a racist," Heather said.


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

My gut screams that this school does NOT like the ROTC, our military or our troops. Just what I think since they keep going after this student for such flimsy things and she stands out with her Dad being a Marine and her being in JROTC.


The school officials are the ones who should be bounced along with the smug muslim girl who won't even stand up for the Pledge Of Allegiance.

Oh effing carp...’teachable moment”....here we go again...this PC stuff is going to get us killed!.

‘teachable moment’ = re-education

9/11 was a teachable moment about his faith, so was the USS Cole and the Iranian hostage crisis. Those were enough for me.

Muslims are forcing us to play Cowboys & Muslims.

THERE IS A VIDEO OF THIS at the local ABC news website


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (22)


Marines Will Not Seek to Reinstate Charges Against Top Officer in Haditha Case





Colonel Chessani has been a scapegoat for 4 years now.


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Mustang Captain Don Greenlaw has been a tireless advocate for the freedom of the 3/1 Marines - he is a great man.




MILITARY: No criminal charges in Haditha deaths for Marine officer

Case against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani will go before Board of Inquiry


North County Times


The Marine Corps has dropped its pursuit of criminal charges against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, the highest-ranking officer accused of misconduct after 24 Iraqi civilians were slain in the city of Haditha in 2005.

Instead, Lt. Gen. George J. Flynn has decided to handle the matter administratively by appointing a three-member Board of Inquiry that will meet at Camp Pendleton this fall.

The board of Marine Corps officers will determine if Chessani should be reduced in rank if it finds he engaged in substandard performance of duty, misconduct and professional dereliction of duty.

Its finding will serve as a recommendation to the Secretary of the Navy, who will make the final decision.

At stake is Chessani's rank after he retires from the Marine Corps, a retirement that has been on hold pending a decision in the Haditha matter. Chessani's retirement pay will not be affected by any decision to reduce his rank, Marine Corps spokesman Lt. Col. Roger Galbraith said Friday.

Chessani attorney Brian Rooney said his client, who remains on duty at Camp Pendleton as a base security officer, is happy the two charges of dereliction have been dropped.

"Colonel Chessani is relieved that the case is out of the criminal realm where it never belonged because he never did anything wrong," Rooney said. "In order to reduce him in rank, the board has to find there was misconduct and we don't believe it will."

Rooney said Chessani's other attorneys plan to call several witnesses they believe will show he reported the Haditha killings up the chain of command and was never directed by his superiors to order a full-scale probe into the events of that day.

"We expect to present a very robust case to the board," Rooney said.

Former Marine Corps judge and attorney Gary Solis said convening a Board of Inquiry to decide Chessani's fate is a rare step.

"This is beyond unusual," said Solis, who teaches military law at Washington's Georgetown University. "I have never heard of a senior officer being subjected to a Board of Inquiry. My guess is that at worst he will be found to have exercised substandard judgment and be admonished."

Chessani commanded Camp Pendleton's 3rd Marine Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, at Haditha when the civilians were slain after a roadside bombing that killed one Marine and injured two others on the morning of Nov. 19, 2005.

Several women and children were among the slain when troops led by Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich stormed several homes where they believed the people responsible for the bombing were hiding.

Military investigators later said none of the slain could be tied to the insurgency, prompting an international outcry that led to criminal charges against eight Marines ---- four triggermen and four officers accused of failing to investigate.

Last year, a military judge ordered the charges against Chessani dismissed, citing the appearance of unlawful command influence. A military appeals court later upheld the dismissal.

Solis said recommendations reached by a Board of Inquiry are generally followed by the Navy Secretary, a civilian appointee.

"I would be very surprised if Colonel Chessani is reduced in rank," Solis said. "This is a man who for 18 years has given great and good service to the Marine Corps and risked his life. I don't think his reward for all that will be anything too severe and he may even escape an admonishment."

As for the remainder of the men charged with criminal wrongdoing in Haditha, most of the cases were dropped before trial. The only defendant to see his case go to trial was found not guilty of lying to investigators and trying to destroy evidence.

With Friday's announcement regarding Chessani, the only remaining defendant is Wuterich, who led his squad on a deadly chase through several homes near the bomb site.

Wuterich's trial on multiple counts of voluntary manslaughter and related charges remains on hold while a military appeals court considers whether CBS News should be forced to turn over outtakes of a "60 Minutes" interview with Wuterich.




Wild Thing's comment......

This is great news that they won't try to reinstate the charges.

BUT it is unconsionable that they are even considering that travesty of a Board of Inquiry.

The Colonel DID NOTHING WRONG!!!! He shouldn't have to face the consideration of a reduction of rank. A promotion is in order, not a demotion.


And now they should HANG John Murtha for what he said and especially saying it while we are at war. Can't they do something when a person in goverment so obviously sides with the enemy during war time??? GRRRRRR

Only Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich is left and I'm sure his life is hell.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:49 AM | Comments (8)


Obama Lock-Step with Hugo Chavez Moves Toward Formal Cut Off of Aid to Honduras



Obama is openly siding with Marxists Raul Castro, Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega in punishing the government of Honduras.


U.S. moves toward formal cut off of aid to Honduras


Reuters

U.S. State Department staff have recommended that the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya be declared a "military coup," a U.S. official said on Thursday, a step that could cut off as much as $150 million in U.S. funding to the impoverished Central American nation.

The official, who spoke on condition he not be named, said State Department staff had made such a recommendation to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has yet to make a decision on the matter although one was likely soon.

Washington has already suspended about $18 million aid to Honduras following the June 28 coup and this would be formally cut if the determination is made because of a U.S. law barring aid "to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree."

The official said that $215 million in grant funding from the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation to Honduras would also have to end should Clinton make the determination that a military coup took place.

About $76 million of that money has already been disbursed and a second U.S. official said this implied that the remaining roughly $139 million could not be given to Honduras should the determination be made.

Diplomats said that the United States had held off making the formal determination to give diplomacy a chance to yield a negotiated compromise that might allow for Zelaya's return to power.

Such efforts, however, appear to have failed for now and so the United States is taking steps -- including its decision on Tuesday to cease issuing some visas at its embassy in Tegucigalpa -- to raise pressure on the de facto government.

"The recommendation of the building is for her to sign it," said the first U.S. official said of the 'military coup" determination, saying this was a response to the de facto government's refusal to accept a compromise that would allow Zelaya to return to power ahead of November elections.




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

So our foreign policy is now in lock-step with Hugo Chavez. This whole thing is sickening.

Hondurans are showing the world what it means to be a free nation. These people who will stand up and fight for their freedom are my kind of people. We are seeing Honduras take their constitution seriously and we here in the United State do not. I don't mean those of us at this blog and the many Townhall and Tea party etc. people but Obama, his administration, our lefties in government and those that voted of the slime fascist in power and many rino's do not.

Barack HUSSEIN Obama sent $900 million to Hamas-ruled Gaza almost immediately after taking office...now he wants to cut off aid to a nation that just legally booted a fascist president.


Honduras Embassy .....Their email: embassy@hondurasemb.org



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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (7)


Americas Freedom - Tea Party Speech


11yr. Old gives her "America's Freedom" Speech to crowd of over 2,000 at Tea Party fireworks rally in Tallahassee, FL. July 4th, 2009




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

I love it . She uis adorable, smart and truly loves America.



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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (5)


Obama's 3:00 AM Call





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Wild Thing's comment......

A year ago today we were introduced to Sarah Palin.

Love the Sarah Palin video, well done! Thie voice is that of Tammy Bruce.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (4)


"The rigged game " by Caroline B. Glick




The rigged game

JWR

By Caroline B. Glick

Tuesday the Guardian reported that the Obama administration is now making Israel an offer it can't refuse: In exchange for a government order to freeze construction for Jews in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, the administration will adopt a "much tougher line with Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons program."

Israel should refuse this offer.

What the Guardian account shows is an Obama administration looking to blame Israel for the failure of its policy of attempting to appease the likes of Iranian dictator Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Come September, US President Barack Obama is going to have a difficult time of it. Obama set a September deadline for his strategy of diplomatically courting the mullahs. This policy involves deferring further sanctions against Iran and all but openly renouncing the option of using military force to destroy Iran's nuclear installations while waiting politely for the mullahs to sit down for tea with US officials.

Far from accepting Obama's offer, the Iranians have spit on it. Indeed, they have been too busy brutalizing their own people and building bombs and missiles to even respond to him directly. Instead, they have signaled their contempt for Obama by promoting known arch terrorists to high office. For instance Ahmadinejad just appointed Ahmad Vahidi, the suspected mastermind of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia where 19 US servicemen and women were murdered to serve as Defense Minister.

In support of Obama's appeasement efforts, both the House and the Senate Foreign Relations committees set aside veto-proof bills that would place sanctions on companies exporting refined fuel to Iran. But Congress, now on summer recess, reconvenes in September and members are anxiously awaiting a green light from the White House to put the bills before a vote.

So unless something saves him, Obama will look like quite a fool next month. His appeasement policy has given the mullahs eight precious months of unimpeded work at their nuclear installations. Their uranium enrichment facility at Natanz is now operating some 5,000 centrifuges with another 2,400 centrifuges about to go online. That is an eightfold increase in centrifuge activity from a year ago.

Obama now turns to Israel to avoid embarrassment. If he can convince Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that the White House will only get serious about Iran's nuclear weapons program if Netanyahu freezes Jewish building in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, then Obama can present his sudden willingness to sign on to veto-proof Congressional sanctions legislation not as a consequence of his own failure, but as a result of Israeli pressure.

If Obama succeeds in getting Netanyahu on board, the American media discussion of sanctions will focus on the issue of Israeli power over US policy. The so-called Israel lobby will be pummeled as pundits argue about whether Obama was right or wrong to succumb to Israeli pressure to support Congressional sanctions. No one will remember that Obama was forced to support the sanctions because he had no other choice, since next month his engagement policy will become indefensible.

On the other hand, if Israel refuses to play ball and doesn't provide Obama with a concession which he will be "forced" to pay for with a harder line on Iran, then he will still have to adopt a harder line on Iran. In this case however, it will be attributed to the failure of his appeasement policy towards Iran rather than to the success of his Middle East diplomacy against Israel.

Obama's apparent interest in setting Israel up as the fall guy for the failure of his engagement policy is the same policy he will doubtless follow if matters continue on course and Iran acquires nuclear weapons. At that point, Obama can be counted on to claim that it was Israel's recalcitrance in the negotiations with the Palestinians or the Syrians or the Lebanese that forced the mullahs' hands. That is, he will say it is the absence of "progress" in the "peace process" due to whatever imagined Israeli intransigence that made it impossible for the Iranian "moderates" to convince the "hardliners" to give up their nuclear weapons program.

In Obama's defense it should be noted that at least he worries about being embarrassed by the failure of his Iran policy. He knows that the overwhelming majority of Americans consider Iran to be an enemy of their country. In a poll of US voters taken in May, some 80 percent of Americans claimed that a nuclear-armed Iran would constitute a threat to US national security and 57 percent said that Israel would be justified in launching a preemptive strike against Iran's nuclear installations.

Things are different on the other side of the Atlantic. Obama's European counterparts do not face a comparable situation. They have no reason to fear being embarrassed when and if Iran emerges as a nuclear power because their constituents view Israel as threat equal to or greater than Iran.

European politics - particularly as they relate to the Middle East- are not informed by rational interests so much as they are defined by attitude. Facts today mean little in Europe. They are easily crushed under the weight of the fantasies that dominate European political discourse.

The main fantasy governing Europe's attitude towards the Middle East is the belief in Israeli militaristic venality, fundamentalist messianism, and territorial greed. It is this fantasy that protects European leaders from the need to account for their six years of failed appeasement towards Iran during which Iran has made its swiftest progress towards completing its nuclear weapons program.

It is the predominance of anti-Israel attitudes throughout the continent that enables European leaders to make light of the Iranian nuclear threat even as ever growing swathes of the continent fall within the range of Iran's ballistic missiles.

A mere glance at the daily Middle East coverage of your standard European newspaper suffices to demonstrate the depths Europe's obsession with hating Israel. The absence of peace is always Israel's fault. The fact that the Arabs have never accepted Israel's right to exist is either whitewashed or justified. So too, Arab terrorism is explained away while every act - small and large - that in any way asserts Israel's right to defend itself is pounced upon as proof of Israel's criminality and brutality.

Case in point is an interview Intelligence Minister Dan Meridor gave to Germany's Der Spiegel's diplomatic correspondent Erich Follath ahead of Netanyahu's visit to the country this week. The entire interview consisted of interchanges like the following:

Follath: You blame Palestinian intransigence [for the absence of peace]. Western leaders are, of course, demanding that the Arab side compromise on some issues. But they are also putting pressure on Israel to make concessions, as well, especially when it comes to its aggressive settlement policy in the West Bank.

Meridor: There is no such policy.

Follath: You don't regard new settlements in the occupied territories as being a major stumbling block in the peace process?

Meridor: That's exactly why we aren't building new settlements. We haven't approved any.

Follath: You are sidestepping the issue. US President Barack Obama wouldn't urge Israel to stop its settlement policies if he didn't have a reason to do so�

Meridor: What you describe is neither the official policy of Prime Minister Netanyahu nor the official policy of the government."

Follath's questions, and his dogged determination to ignore everything that Meridor said reflect this general European propensity to embrace the fantasy of Israeli criminality over the reality of Israeli willingness to do just about anything for peace.

Israel has for years based its public diplomacy regarding Iran's nuclear weapons program on successive governments' assessments that given Iran's global reach and the threat it poses to global security, states will be more willing to act to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons than they are to acknowledge Palestinian terrorism which is employed almost exclusively against Israel. What Israeli leaders - including Netanyahu - have failed to recognize is that the antipathy of Europeans towards Israel is so great that they are willing to explain away Iran's nuclear weapons program because it is aimed first of all against Israel.

Case in point is yet another screed by Follath published in Der Spiegel in June. There he characterized Netanyahu and Ahmadinejad as "twins," who are united in their "apocalyptic religious visions." As he sees it, both are equally responsible for the rising likelihood of war between Israel and Iran that is liable to suck in countries around the region and the world. As far as he - and his loyal readers - are concerned, Israel and Iran deserve each other.

Such views inevitably temper any propensity European leaders may have to act against Iran. This was demonstrated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her appearance with Netanyahu in Berlin on Thursday. Merkel rejected Israel's comparison of Iran's stated aim of destroying Israel to the German Holocaust saying, "There is no comparison between the Holocaust and the Iranian nuclear program."

If there is no comparison, then Germany, which she claimed is duty bound to defend Israel due to the Holocaust, has no obligation to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power.

But if Merkel is wrong, and as a result of the lackadaisical attitude she, her European colleagues, and the Obama administration have adopted, Iran acquires nuclear weapons and as promised, uses them to commit a new genocide of Jewry, she has no reason to worry. The anti-Israel attitude now rampant in Europe will ensure that she will pay no price, and will not even be embarrassed for her failure to heed the warnings.

Case in point is the newest Swedish media blood libel against Israel, and the numerous blood libels - most prominently France 2's Muhammad al Dura blood libel from September 2000 - that preceded it. Stories like Aftonbladet's fiction of IDF theft of Palestinian organs and France 2's false allegation that the IDF murders Arab children sell newspapers and raise television ratings because the popular animus against Israel is so great that people are willing to buy newspapers and watch television networks that propagate obvious lies that feed this irrational hatred. Indeed, it pays to disseminate such lies.

France 2's Charles Enderlain, the father of the al Dura lie just received France's L�gion d'honneur from President Nicholas Sarkozy. Then too, anti-Israel activist Felicia Langer just received Germany's Federal Cross of Honor, and Israel hater Mary Robinson was just awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The lesson of all of this for Israel is clear. Whether Netanyahu is dealing with Obama or European leaders, the game is rigged against us. Any move that Israel makes towards these leaders will simply facilitate their further castigation of the Jewish state and support their clear intentions to do nothing to prevent Iran from acquiring the means to destroy Israel.

As we have been all too often in our history, today Israel stands alone against our enemies. We can either defeat them, or we can be defeated. The choice is ours.





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

Obama and his Administration will get us all killed.

The option from Obama is that if Israel continues to build homes for it’s people, the US will not impede Iran’s atomic bomb building program. Boy, talk about lose - lose for everyone but Iran.


"the administration will adopt a "much tougher line with Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons program."


" alleged" ?????

LOL, you can quit reading right there. A false promise it can't deliver on anyway.

Israel tell Obama to shove it and don't believe a word he says.

I cannot stand Obama!!!!!


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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 06:40 AM | Comments (2)


August 29, 2009

Officer Does Not Like anti-Obama Poster:"It ain't [America] no more, OK?"



During the Jim Moran Townhall, protesters were outside gathering to go in. A citizen reporter was being harassed by a local Police officer about his Obamacare sign.

The exchange between the Officer and the citizen was about the sign, the officer asked him to take it down or he would be arrested. During the exchange, the citizen said "This is America!", in which the officer replied "It ain't anymore" Quite revealing.




Notes from the person that did this video:

This video was taken on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 at Rep. Jim Moran's (D-VA) Town Hall meeting on Obama Deathcare held at South Lakes High School in Reston, VA.
Many people were left outside when the school filled to capacity. School security officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr. did not like my anti-Obamacare poster which used one of the gone-viral "Joker" graphics.
When I said to Officer Cheeks, "This used to be America!" his response was: "It ain't no more, OK?"


This needs to be reported to this man.

http://www.firstamendmentschools.org/freedoms/faq.aspx?id=12807

Does the First Amendment apply to public schools?

Yes.

The First Amendment applies to all levels of government, including public schools. Although the courts have permitted school officials to limit the rights of students under some circumstances, the courts have also recognized that students — like all citizens — are guaranteed the rights protected by the First Amendment.


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

"When I said to Officer Cheeks, "This used to be America!" his response was: "It ain't no more, OK?"


With Obama in power he is right about this though it isn't the America we all know and love. Not with all the chnages Obama has been making and plans to do.

This is becoming more and more offensive as things progress. At some point, the tipping point, people will have to make a conscious choice to side either with the socialists or with freedom. There won’t be a lot of middle ground.

It’s time to take back the country.

“I can charge you with whatever I want to charge you with’
Uh... I don’t think it works like that.

CLICK ON THIS LINK and scroll down the page........you will see a lot of the protests signs from the LEFT during the GW Bush Presidency and NON of what our side has done even come close to the left's death threats for Bush andn our troops and their officers.



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


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Companies: 288TH Q.M. Co


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (20)


Obama 'czar' Van Jones on 9/11: Blamed 'U.S. imperialism' and Held a Vigil For Muslims!




Obama 'czar' on 9/11: Blame 'U.S. imperialism'!

White House 'rowdy communist' held vigil for Muslims

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By Aaron Klein

One day after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama's "green jobs czar" led a vigil that expressed solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans as well as what he called the victims of "U.S. imperialism" around the world.

WND previously reported Van Jones, special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is an admitted black nationalist and radical communist.

Jones was the leader and founder of a radical group, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM. That group, together with Jones' Elle Baker Center for Human Rights, led a vigil Sept. 12, 2001, at Snow Park in Oakland, Calif.

STORM's official manifesto, titled, "Reclaiming Revolution," has surfaced on the Internet.

A WND review of the 97-page treatise found a description of a vigil that Jones' group held Sept. 12, 2001, at Snow Park in Oakland, Calif. The event drew hundreds and articulated an "anti-imperialist" line, according to STORM's own description.

The radical group's manual boasted the 9/11 vigil was held to express solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans and to mourn the civilians killed in the terrorist attacks "as well as the victims of U.S. imperialism around the world."
"We honored those who lost their lives in the attack and those who would surely lose their lives in subsequent U.S. attacks overseas," STORM's manifesto recalls.
Also, WND obtained a press release of Jones' vigil, dated Sept. 11, 2001, and titled, "People Of Color Groups Gather to Stand In Solidarity With Arab Americans and to Mourn the East Coast Dead."
"Anti-Arab hostility is already reaching a fever pitch as pundits and common people alike rush to judgment that an Arab group is responsible for this tragedy," stated Jones in the release hours after the 9/11 attacks.
"We fear that an atmosphere is being created that will result in official and street violence against Arab men, women and children," he said.

On Wednesday night, Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck drew attention to a section of STORM's
manual that describes Jones' organization as having a "commitment to the fundamental ideas
of Marxism-Leninism."


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Glenn Beck exposes Color of Change co-founder Van Jones


"We agreed with Lenin's analysis of the state and the party," reads the manifesto. "And we found inspiration in the revolutionary strategies developed by Third World revolutionaries like Mao Tse-tung and Amilcar Cabral."

Cabral is the late Marxist revolutionary leader of Guinea-Bissau and the Cape Verde Islands.

WND previously reported Jones named his son after Cabral and reportedly concludes every e-mail with a quote from the communist leader.

STORM's newsletter boasted "we also saw our brand of Marxism as, in some ways, a reclamation."

STORM worked with known communist leaders. It led the charge in black protests against various issues, including a local attempt to pass Proposition 21, a ballot initiative that sought to increase the penalties for violent crimes and require more juvenile offenders to be tried as adults.

Speaking to the East Bay Express, Jones said he first became radicalized in the wake of the 1992 Rodney King riots, during which time he was arrested.

"I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist.
"I met all these young radical people of color – I mean really radical: communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.' I spent the next 10 years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary," he said.

Trevor Loudon, a researcher and opponent of communism who runs the New Zeal blog, identified several Bay Area communists who worked with STORM, including Elizabeth Martinez, who helped advise Jones' Ella Baker Human Rights Center, which Jones founded to advocate civil justice. Jones and Martinez also attended a "Challenging White Supremacy" workshop together.

Martinez was a longtime Maoist who went on to join the Communist Party USA breakaway organization Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, or CCDS, in the early 1990s, according to Loudon. Martinez still serves on the CCDS council and is also a board member of the Movement for a Democratic Society, where she sits alongside former Weathermen radicals Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

STORM eventually fell apart amid bickering among its leaders.

Jones then moved on to environmentalism. He used his Ella Baker Center to advocate "inclusive" environmentalism and launch a Green-Collar Jobs Campaign, which led to the nation's first Green Jobs Corps in Oakland, Calif.

At the Clinton Global Initiative in 2007, Jones announced the establishment of Green For All, which in 2008 held a national green conference in which most attendees were black. Jones also released a book, "The Green Collar Economy," which debuted at No.12 on the New York Times' bestseller list – the first environmental book written by an African American to make the list.

Jones, formerly a self-described "rowdy black nationalist," boasted in a 2005 interview with the left-leaning East Bay Express that his environmental activism was a means to fight for racial and class "justice."

Jones was president and founder of Green For All, a nonprofit organization that advocates building a so-called inclusive green economy.

Until recently, Jones was a longtime member of the board of Apollo Alliance, a coalition of labor, business, environmental and community leaders that claims on its website to be "working to catalyze a clean energy revolution that will put millions of Americans to work in a new generation of high-quality, green-collar jobs."


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

Just imagine how the families of the 9/11 victims feel about this man being in a position of power to further his radical plans? How can we the people put a stop to these "czars" and the parallel government the current administration seems to be building?

This mockery of 9/11 makes me sick. It mocks the victims, the military, the first responders, the patriotic Americans who rallied in their country's hour of need

I am outraged!

The US is being controlled by the enemy.

The enemy is the anti president of USA. Who has is own agenda which is not the peoples. The problem we have is he already has his agenda deep into play. He has already set up his parallel government with what 49 czars who were hand picked and that report directly to him.... totally bypassing the senate. This is treasonous Obama and his people have nothing to do with the Constitution which calls for the peoples input. Everything he has done since he was sworn in has been unconstitutional!

And he took oath to uphold the constitution!! But then again the first time he took the oath he messed up and had to do it again in Chambers.

Muslims are encouraged to swear sacred oaths and then break them. Mohammed himself set the example, during the Hejirah. He swore a solemn treaty with the Jews of Medina, which he broke after it was no longer needed, and then he swore a solemn treaty with his enemies in Mecca and broke that, too, when it was no longer needed.

The President of Pakistan retold the story in his speech to the people when he signed the treaty with George Bush after 9/11. My take on what he said is that he was assuring them that it was necessary to make the deal with a stronger power, but that he would break his word like a good Muslim when the right time came.

The NY Times omitted that last five minutes of his speech from their transcript the next day, evidently thinking it was not important.



....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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Castro Loving California Democrat Rep.Diane Watson at Townhall Meeting



Cuban Ambulance




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Here is audio of California Democrat Rep.Diane Watson at a Health Care Town Hall Meeting last night where she openly praised the Cuban Communist Revolution of the 1950's, and also praised the leadership of longtime Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro.

She praised the Health Care System Castro put in place, and said he is "one of the brighest leaders I have ever met."


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

Oink louder, you evil pig. Praising the jailer of 11 million slaves in the prison island of Cuba.

I can't believe that no one at the town hall booed or jeered her, judging from the audio. If these high profile leftists love the marxist 3rd world claptrap tyrannical countries so much let them prove it and move there! This nation has given them the ability for a great career and benevolent lives and yet they trash it. Demented and corrupted to their inner cores.

She is just like dictator Obama with her history, as her history is a little screwed up, as leftists so often do. The communists didn't come looking around for Castro to lead them after they had taken over Cuba. Castro was their leader from the get-go.

She’s also the one who wants everyone to support Obama because he “looks like” her! LMAO

This is AMERICA and we allow this woman Democrat Diane Watson to hold a government office. This is not just some stupid actor like Sean Penn mouthing off or going to visit Castro. NO this is someone that hold an office in our government! Just like the other PROGRESSIVES all communists and how on earth that ever became OK to do is beyond me. But it did and now by God they need to be voted out of office asap. Kicked out on their butts if possible. OMG this makes me so sick to my stomach.

We need to seriously clean house and I wish with all my heart we could get all these communists out of office starting with dictator Obama in the White House.



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~ Just For Fun ~




Now what do I do??!!


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


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


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'Kick me in the ass'


Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson, Brian Williams and a tough old U.S. Marine Sergeant were captured by terrorists in Iraq . The leader of the terrorists told them he'd grant each of them one last request before they were beheaded and dragged naked through the streets.

Katie Couric said, 'Well, I'm a Southerner, so I'd like one last plate of fried chicken.'

The leader nodded to an underling who left and returned with the chicken. Couric ate it all and said, 'Now I can die content.'

Charlie Gibson said, 'I'm living in ' New York, so I'd like to hear the song, The Moon and Me, one last time.'
The terrorist leader nodded to another terrorist who had studied the Western world and knew the music. He returned with some rag-tag musicians and played the song.

Gibson was satisfied.


Brian Williams said, 'I'm a reporter to the end. I want to take out my tape recorder and describe the scene here and what's about to happen. Maybe, someday, someone will hear it and know that I was on the job till the end.'

The leader directed an aide to hand over the tape recorder and Williams dictated his comments.

He then said, 'Now I can die happy.'

The leader turned and said, 'And now, Mr. U.S. Marine, what is your final wish?

'Kick me in the ass,' said the Marine.

'What?' asked the leader, 'Will you mock us in your last hour?'

'No, I'm NOT kidding. I want you to kick me in the ass,' insisted the Marine.
So the leader shoved him into the yard and kicked him in the ass.

The Marine went sprawling, but rolled to his knees, pulled a 9 mm pistol from inside his cammies and shot the leader dead.

In the resulting confusion, he emptied his sidearm on six terrorists, then with his knife he slashed the throat of one, and with an AK-47, which he took, sprayed the rest of the terrorists killing another 11.

In a flash, all of them were either dead or fleeing for their lives.
As the Marine was untying Couric, Gibson, and Williams, they asked him, 'Why didn't you just shoot them all in the first place? Why did you ask him to kick you in the ass?'

'What?' replied the Marine, 'and have you three ass holes report that I was the aggressor.....?

SEMPER FI !



....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 week we celebrate a special birthday:*

Monica Lewinsky turns 36. ( she turned 36 on August 23)

Can you believe it?

It seems like only yesterday that she was crawling around the White
House on her hands and knees, and putting everything in her mouth.

They grow up so fast .. ..




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Is sex work?

A U.S. Navy captain was about to start the morning briefing to his staff.
While waiting for the coffee machine to finish its brewing, the captain
decided to pose a question to all assembled.

He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he
failed to get his usual amount of sound sleep.

He posed the question of just how much of sex was "work" and how much of it
was "pleasure?"


A commander chimed in with 75-25% in favor of work.

A lieutenant said it was 50-50%.

An ensign responded with 25-75% in favor of pleasure, depending upon his
state of inebriation at the time.

There being no consensus, the captain turned to the seaman who was in charge
of making the coffee. What was HIS opinion?

Without any hesitation, the young seaman responded, "Sir, it has to be 100%
pleasure."

The captain was surprised and, as you might guess, asked why?

"Well, sir, if there was any work involved, the officers would have me
doing it for them."

The room fell silent.

God Bless the Navy sailor.




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

United States Army
1965-1971
Army Combat Engineers
Quang Tri & Chu Lai '68 -'69
67-69

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent



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Redneck Play Station: Enjoy! LOL I did this a few times hahahha The first time I sucked at it. hahahahaha


PLEASE CLICK LINK BELOW .............. heh heh

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

Larry
tuy hoa nah trang duc pho chu lai
39TH COMBAT ENGRS BN
Dec 66 - Dec 67


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Cheney: Obama Team Should Be Debriefing CIA Interrogators, Not Investigating Them


Cheney: Obama Team Should Be Debriefing CIA Interrogators, Not Investigating Them

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Friday the Obama administration should be debriefing CIA interrogators about keeping the country safe rather than trying to punish them for doing their jobs.

FOX News

Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday said the Obama administration should be debriefing CIA interrogators about keeping the country safe rather than trying to punish them for doing their jobs.

In an exclusive interview taped to air this weekend on "FOX News Sunday," Cheney called the Justice Department probe of interrogators an "outrageous political act" that will do long-term damage to the United States' capacity to protect the country.

"We had a track record now of eight years of defending the nation against any further mass casualty attacks from al Qaeda. The approach of the Obama administration should be to come to those people who were involved in that policy and say, 'How did you do it? What were the keys to keeping this country safe over that period of time?'" Cheney said.
"Instead, they're out there now threatening to disbar the lawyers who gave us the legal opinions -- threatening contrary to what the president originally said. They're going to go out and investigate the CIA personnel who carried out those investigations," Cheney added.

Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he was appointing a special prosecutor to look at data obtained about enhanced interrogation techniques to determine whether criminal acts were committed. The data are the same previously reviewed by career prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia, where the CIA is headquartered. The data led to one arrest and conviction.

The former vice president for months has demanded the CIA release materials to show the effectiveness of harsh tactics in enabling interrogators to get information used to thwart planned attacks.

This week, the CIA's inspector general released a declassified report on the use of enhanced interrogation tactics. The report said that CIA agents got valuable information but critics insist the results did not justify the methods.



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

I agree with Cheney, but Obama would never do something postivie for our country. Obama is the enemy and he goes out of his way to prove it every day.

The CIA has the goods on him and he’s out to shut them down. I don't know, but he better watch who’s toes he’s stepping on there. heh heh



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Mark Levin Says Obama’s Ideology “Not that Far Apart” from Fidel Castro’s



Mark Levin Says President Obama’s Ideology “Not that Far Apart” from Fidel Castro’s. ( AUDIO only )

Levin talked at length about an op-ed written by Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro in which he said he supports Obama's attempt to bring Government Health Care to America.




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

EXCELLENT!!!


heh heh Mark is sooo good. I love our conservative radio talk shows. We have Rush, Mark, Beck and some others too that really speak up and are so passionate about their love for America. Beck is also doing great wirth his TV show on FOX exposing Obama.

Like Rush has said many times, when the left hates you or is angry with you it is because you are doing your job and hitting nerves. Tah dah!!!!


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Rep. Michele Bachmann's Townhall Meeting



"Let's not destroy what truly is the greatest health care system the world has ever known," Bachmann said as those who agreed rose to their feet.




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"I've given birth here probably more times than you, sir." ... Michele Bachmann to heckler.

And I also love her reponse to the man asking about if Obama would not leave office.



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

She is consistently awesome!


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Bill Would Give Obama Emergency Control of Internet


Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

CNET

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.

They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.

The new version would allow the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for "cybersecurity professionals," and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.

"I think the redraft, while improved, remains troubling due to its vagueness," said Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, which counts representatives of Verizon, Verisign, Nortel, and Carnegie Mellon University on its board. "It is unclear what authority Sen. Rockefeller thinks is necessary over the private sector. Unless this is clarified, we cannot properly analyze, let alone support the bill."

Representatives of other large Internet and telecommunications companies expressed concerns about the bill in a teleconference with Rockefeller's aides this week, but were not immediately available for interviews on Thursday.

A spokesman for Rockefeller also declined to comment on the record Thursday, saying that many people were unavailable because of the summer recess. A Senate source familiar with the bill compared the president's power to take control of portions of the Internet to what President Bush did when grounding all aircraft on Sept. 11, 2001. The source said that one primary concern was the electrical grid, and what would happen if it were attacked from a broadband connection.

When Rockefeller, the chairman of the Senate Commerce committee, and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) introduced the original bill in April, they claimed it was vital to protect national cybersecurity.

"We must protect our critical infrastructure at all costs--from our water to our electricity, to banking, traffic lights and electronic health records," Rockefeller said.

The Rockefeller proposal plays out against a broader concern in Washington, D.C., about the government's role in cybersecurity. In May, President Obama acknowledged that the government is "not as prepared" as it should be to respond to disruptions and announced that a new cybersecurity coordinator position would be created inside the White House staff. Three months later, that post remains empty, one top cybersecurity aide has quit, and some wags have begun to wonder why a government that receives failing marks on cybersecurity should be trusted to instruct the private sector what to do.

Rockefeller's revised legislation seeks to reshuffle the way the federal government addresses the topic. It requires a "cybersecurity workforce plan" from every federal agency, a "dashboard" pilot project, measurements of hiring effectiveness, and the implementation of a "comprehensive national cybersecurity strategy" in six months--even though its mandatory legal review will take a year to complete.

The privacy implications of sweeping changes implemented before the legal review is finished worry Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco.

"As soon as you're saying that the federal government is going to be exercising this kind of power over private networks, it's going to be a really big issue," he says.

Probably the most controversial language begins in Section 201, which permits the president to "direct the national response to the cyber threat" if necessary for "the national defense and security." The White House is supposed to engage in "periodic mapping" of private networks deemed to be critical, and those companies "shall share" requested information with the federal government. ("Cyber" is defined as anything having to do with the Internet, telecommunications, computers, or computer networks.)

"The language has changed but it doesn't contain any real additional limits," EFF's Tien says. "It simply switches the more direct and obvious language they had originally to the more ambiguous (version)...The designation of what is a critical infrastructure system or network as far as I can tell has no specific process. There's no provision for any administrative process or review. That's where the problems seem to start. And then you have the amorphous powers that go along with it."

Translation: If your company is deemed "critical," a new set of regulations kick in involving who you can hire, what information you must disclose, and when the government would exercise control over your computers or network.

The Internet Security Alliance's Clinton adds that his group is "supportive of increased federal involvement to enhance cyber security, but we believe that the wrong approach, as embodied in this bill as introduced, will be counterproductive both from an national economic and national secuity perspective."



CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.


http://www.politechbot.com/docs/rockefeller.revised.cybersecurity.draft.082709.pdf

S.773 - Cybersecurity Act of 2009

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s773/show

4/1/2009--Introduced.Cybersecurity Act of 2009 - Directs the President to establish or designate a Cybersecurity Advisory Panel to advise the President. Defines "cyber" as: (1) any process, program, or protocol relating to the use of the Internet or an intranet, automatic data prCloseOfficial Summary4/1/2009--Introduced.

More at link



Someone with a conscience maybe???????? I wonder why she quit her job???

August 4, 2009

WH on resignation of Cybersecurity adviser Melissa Hathaway

Major Garrett

FOX News White House blog

A White House official tells Fox that cyber security adviser Melissa Hathaway leave her post on August 21,2009.

The White House, through spokesman Nick Shapiro, denies her departure will complicate the already slow process of appointing a cybersecurity coordinator (the WH doesn't call it a czar). It's been 2 months since President Obama announced his intention to name the coordinator/czar and Hathaway's departure is related to frustration over the delay.

Hathaway has been on detail to the National Security Staff from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Her initial assignment was up on 9 April and her second detail goes through 9 August. She will stay in her current assignment of Acting Senior Director for Cyberspace until August 21st.

"We are grateful for her dedicated service and for the significant progress she and her team have made on our national cybersecurity strategy," Shapiro said. "Cybersecurity is a major priority for the President which is why shortly after taking office he directed his National Security Council and Homeland Security Council to conduct a top-to-bottom review of the federal government's efforts to defend our information and communications infrastructure and to recommend the best way to secure these networks and our prosperity. The White House released the report and announced the creation of a cyber security coordinator who will have direct access to the President and that the Obama administration is pursuing a new comprehensive approach to securing America's digital infrastructure. The President is personally committed to finding the right person for this job, and a rigorous selection process is well underway."



Call for White House Control of Security

New York Times, The (NY) - Thursday, April 23, 2009

Author: JOHN MARKOFF Thom Shanker contributed reporting from Washington.

“It requires leading from the top: from the White House, to departments and agencies, state, local, tribal governments, the C-Suite, and to the local classroom and library,” said the official, Melissa Hathaway, who was named acting senior director for cyberspace by President Obama and given responsibility for a 60-day review of the issues surrounding cyberspace threats.

There are now at least three camps involved in the decision that the president will make about control of cybersecurity, Mr. Lewis said: traditional national security policy analysts who are not focused on the cyberthreat; intelligence and military agencies that are seeking to consolidate power and influence over cyberpolicy; and an influential group that has said stricter cybersecurity regulations could damage innovative Internet industries associated with Silicon Valley.

“We didn’t expect the Googles of the world coming in and saying, this makes us nervous,” he said.

Several former government executives said they saw the early influence of the Obama administration on Ms. Hathaway ‘s speech.



Cyber -security czar quits after administration’s delays in finding successor

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

For several months, the Obama administration’s promise to make cyber -security a national priority has felt like a New Year’s resolution to start going to the gym: you really mean to start, but you just never get to it.

And as a result of that, now the country’s top cyber -security seat is going to start getting dusty. The Obama administration cyber -security czar Melissa E. Hathaway announced on Monday she will resign, apparently fed up of waiting for the president to name her successor.

“I wasn’t willing to continue to wait any longer because I’m not empowered right now to continue to drive the change,” Hathaway told The Washington Post.

Hathaway was the top aide on cyber -security under the Bush administration and was asked to remain in the post to lead a 60-day review of cyber -security policies after Obama was elected.

But Hathaway had been spinning her wheels ever since, The Wall Street Journal reported. She apparently became ostracized after suggesting regulating some private-sector entities’ networks and, well, the Bush administration’s former aide probably wasn’t the most popular girl in the new school.




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

This would be suicide..political and otherwise. Obama like all tyrants,wants total control over speech. This is a blatant attempt by the government to control all forms of communication. We aren't to know anything other than what the government tells us. If Obama stays in power much longer, the government will control talk radio and the Internet.


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



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


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (4)


August 28, 2009

Democrat Congressman Jim Moran Demands to See Constituent’s ID Before Allowing Town Hall Question



Virginia Democrat Congressman Jim Moran unbelievably demanding that a man at a Town Hall Meeting show his I.D. before he would allow him to ask a question. The crowd went crazy, as the man told Moran "You're the Imposter!" and "Let's me see your I.D."

Moran looked at the man's I.D. and then told him to "Ask your question."


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

OH I see.....But Barack Obama can remake the country without having to prove who he is.

Jim Moran a drunken wife-beating, child abusing, bar fighting, hyper-corrupt sociopath.

Story HERE about Moran.



....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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New Hit Show: Guantanamo Idol ~ LOL Excellent




PLEASE CLICK HERE to see this Video....... LMAO they did a great job with it.




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Wild Thing's comment......

I loved the waterboarding scene in the video. hahahhaha



......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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When A Picture and Sign Say It All




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

LOL God bless this girl ! This is perfect and who knows...............heh heh


......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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Nothing Left To Live For........




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Wild Thing's comment......

LOL


I LOVE this, the two of them sitting there like at a bar with the shot glasses. LOL so cute.



....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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ABC, NBC Won't Air Ad Critical of Obama's Health Care Plan



Today, the health of millions of Americans is threatened by a planned government takeover of our health care system. This takeover will ration health care, limit important medicines and surgeries for seniors and end Medicare as we know it. It will add 50 million new patients — including up to 13 million illegal aliens — to an system that already doesnt have enough doctors.


ABC, NBC Won't Air Ad Critical of Obama's Health Care Plan

FOX News

The refusal by ABC and NBC to run a national ad critical of President Obama's health care reform plan is raising questions from the group behind the spot -- particularly in light of ABC's health care special aired in prime time last June hosted at the White House.

The 33-second ad by the League of American Voters, which features a neurosurgeon who warns that a government-run health care system will lead to the rationing of procedures and medicine, began airing two weeks ago on local affiliates of ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS. On a national level, however, ABC and NBC have refused to run the spot in its present form.

"It's a powerful ad," said Bob Adams, executive director of the League of American Voters, a national nonprofit group with 15,000 members who advocate individual liberty and government accountability. "It tells the truth and it really highlights one of the biggest vulnerabilities and problems with this proposed legislation, which is it rations health care and disproportionately will decimate the quality of health care for seniors."

Adams said the advertisement is running on local network affiliates in states like Louisiana, Arkansas, Maine and Pennsylvania. But although CBS has approved the ad for national distribution and talks are ongoing with FOX, NBC has questioned some of the ad's facts while ABC has labeled it "partisan."

"The ABC Television Network has a long-standing policy that we do not sell time for advertising that presents a partisan position on a controversial public issue," spokeswoman Susan Sewell said in a written statement. "Just to be clear, this is a policy for the entire network, not just ABC News."

Dick Morris, a FOX News political analyst and the League of American Voters' chief strategist, conceptualized the advertisement and said its purpose was to "refocus" the debate on health care reform.

"I feel the whole debate on health care reform needed to be refocused on the issue of Medicare," he told FOXNews.com. "Most of the debate had been on issues of socialized medicine and cost. I felt that the impact of the legislation in cutting the Medicare program and enforcing rationing needed to be addressed."

Morris, a onetime advisor to former President Bill Clinton, said he was particularly troubled by ABC's decision not to air the spot.

"It's the ultimate act of chutzpah because ABC is the network that turned itself over completely to Obama for a daylong propaganda fest about health care reform," he said. "For them to be pious and say they will not accept advertising on health care shuts their viewers out from any possible understanding of both sides of this issue."



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

LOL another reason why everyone watched FOX. And the good thing is too, that more people will take notice now with the story of suppression getting out than would have been affected by a couple 30 second airings of an ad on a dying network.



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Obama's Health Rationer-in-Chief Ezekiel Emanuel ( aka Dr. Mengele)




Obama's Health Rationer-in-Chief

White House health-care adviser Ezekiel Emanuel blames the Hippocratic Oath for the 'overuse' of medical care.

The Wall Street Journal

By BETSY MCCAUGHEY

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, health adviser to President Barack Obama, is under scrutiny. As a bioethicist, he has written extensively about who should get medical care, who should decide, and whose life is worth saving. Dr. Emanuel is part of a school of thought that redefines a physician’s duty, insisting that it includes working for the greater good of society instead of focusing only on a patient’s needs. Many physicians find that view dangerous, and most Americans are likely to agree.


The health bills being pushed through Congress put important decisions in the hands of presidential appointees like Dr. Emanuel. They will decide what insurance plans cover, how much leeway your doctor will have, and what seniors get under Medicare. Dr. Emanuel, brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, has already been appointed to two key positions: health-policy adviser at the Office of Management and Budget and a member of the Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research. He clearly will play a role guiding the White House's health initiative.


Dr. Emanuel says that health reform will not be pain free, and that the usual recommendations for cutting medical spending (often urged by the president) are mere window dressing.

As he wrote in the Feb. 27, 2008, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): "Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records and improving quality of care are merely 'lipstick' cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change."

True reform, he argues, must include redefining doctors' ethical obligations.

In the June 18, 2008, issue of JAMA, Dr. Emanuel blames the Hippocratic Oath for the "overuse" of medical care: "Medical school education and post graduate education emphasize thoroughness," he writes. "This culture is further reinforced by a unique understanding of professional obligations, specifically the Hippocratic Oath's admonition to 'use my power to help the sick to the best of my ability and judgment' as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of cost or effect on others."

In numerous writings, Dr. Emanuel chastises physicians for thinking only about their own patient's needs. He describes it as an intractable problem: "Patients were to receive whatever services they needed, regardless of its cost. Reasoning based on cost has been strenuously resisted; it violated the Hippocratic Oath, was associated with rationing, and derided as putting a price on life. . . . Indeed, many physicians were willing to lie to get patients what they needed from insurance companies that were trying to hold down costs." (JAMA, May 16, 2007).

Of course, patients hope their doctors will have that single-minded devotion. But Dr. Emanuel believes doctors should serve two masters, the patient and society, and that medical students should be trained "to provide socially sustainable, cost-effective care."
One sign of progress he sees: "the progression in end-of-life care mentality from 'do everything' to more palliative care shows that change in physician norms and practices is possible." (JAMA, June 18, 2008).
"In the next decade every country will face very hard choices about how to allocate scarce medical resources. There is no consensus about what substantive principles should be used to establish priorities for allocations," he wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine, Sept. 19, 2002. Yet Dr. Emanuel writes at length about who should set the rules, who should get care, and who should be at the back of the line.
"You can't avoid these questions," Dr. Emanuel said in an Aug. 16 Washington Post interview. "We had a big controversy in the United States when there was a limited number of dialysis machines. In Seattle, they appointed what they called a 'God committee' to choose who should get it, and that committee was eventually abandoned. Society ended up paying the whole bill for dialysis instead of having people make those decisions."

Dr. Emanuel argues that to make such decisions, the focus cannot be only on the worth of the individual. He proposes adding the communitarian perspective to ensure that medical resources will be allocated in a way that keeps society going:

"Substantively, it suggests services that promote the continuation of the polity—those that ensure healthy future generations, ensure development of practical reasoning skills, and ensure full and active participation by citizens in public deliberations—are to be socially guaranteed as basic. Covering services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic, and should not be guaranteed. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia." (Hastings Center Report, November-December, 1996)

In the Lancet, Jan. 31, 2009, Dr. Emanuel and co-authors presented a "complete lives system" for the allocation of very scarce resources, such as kidneys, vaccines, dialysis machines, intensive care beds, and others. "One maximizing strategy involves saving the most individual lives, and it has motivated policies on allocation of influenza vaccines and responses to bioterrorism. . . . Other things being equal, we should always save five lives rather than one.

"However, other things are rarely equal—whether to save one 20-year-old, who might live another 60 years, if saved, or three 70-year-olds, who could only live for another 10 years each—is unclear." In fact, Dr. Emanuel makes a clear choice: "When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get changes that are attenuated.

Dr. Emanuel concedes that his plan appears to discriminate against older people, but he explains: "Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination. . . . Treating 65 year olds differently because of stereotypes or falsehoods would be ageist; treating them differently because they have already had more life-years is not."

The youngest are also put at the back of the line: "Adolescents have received substantial education and parental care, investments that will be wasted without a complete life. Infants, by contrast, have not yet received these investments. . . . As the legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin argues, 'It is terrible when an infant dies, but worse, most people think, when a three-year-old dies and worse still when an adolescent does,' this argument is supported by empirical surveys." (thelancet.com, Jan. 31, 2009).

To reduce health-insurance costs, Dr. Emanuel argues that insurance companies should pay for new treatments only when the evidence demonstrates that the drug will work for most patients. He says the "major contributor" to rapid increases in health spending is "the constant introduction of new medical technologies, including new drugs, devices, and procedures. . . . With very few exceptions, both public and private insurers in the United States cover and pay for any beneficial new technology without considering its cost. . . ." He writes that one drug "used to treat metastatic colon cancer, extends medial survival for an additional two to five months, at a cost of approximately $50,000 for an average course of therapy." (JAMA, June 13, 2007).

Medians, of course, obscure the individual cases where the drug significantly extended or saved a life. Dr. Emanuel says the United States should erect a decision-making body similar to the United Kingdom's rationing body—the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)—to slow the adoption of new medications and set limits on how much will be paid to lengthen a life.

Dr. Emanuel's assessment of American medical care is summed up in a Nov. 23, 2008, Washington Post op-ed he co-authored: "The United States is No. 1 in only one sense: the amount we shell out for health care. We have the most expensive system in the world per capita, but we lag behind many developed nations on virtually every health statistic you can name."

This is untrue, though sadly it's parroted at town-hall meetings across the country. Moreover, it's an odd factual error coming from an oncologist. According to an August 2009 report from the National Bureau of Economic Research, patients diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. have a better chance of surviving the disease than anywhere else. The World Health Organization also rates the U.S. No. 1 out of 191 countries for responsiveness to the needs and choices of the individual patient. That attention to the individual is imperiled by Dr. Emanuel's views.

Dr. Emanuel has fought for a government takeover of health care for over a decade. In 1993, he urged that President Bill Clinton impose a wage and price freeze on health care to force parties to the table. "The desire to be rid of the freeze will do much to concentrate the mind," he wrote with another author in a Feb. 8, 1993, Washington Post op-ed. Now he recommends arm-twisting Chicago style. "Every favor to a constituency should be linked to support for the health-care reform agenda," he wrote last Nov. 16 in the Health Care Watch Blog. "If the automakers want a bailout, then they and their suppliers have to agree to support and lobby for the administration's health-reform effort."

Is this what Americans want?



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

OMG this man is straight from HELL and so is his brother Rahm and so is Barack Obama.

“The desire to be rid of the freeze will do much to concentrate the mind,” he wrote with another author in a Feb. 8, 1993, Washington Post op-ed. Now he recommends arm-twisting Chicago style. “Every favor to a constituency should be linked to support for the health-care reform agenda,” he wrote last Nov. 16 in the Health Care Watch Blog. “If the automakers want a bailout, then they and their suppliers have to agree to support and lobby for the administration’s health-reform effort.”

This is exactly what Obama and his minions have been doing with Pharma,the Insurance companies, the car companies..EVERYBODY!! The people in charge of our government now are EVIL!! There is no other way to describe it!



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Democratic Health Care Bill Divulges IRS Tax Data - Taking Liberties


Democratic Health Care Bill Divulges IRS Tax Data - Taking Liberties

CBS

One of the problems with any proposed law that's over 1,000 pages long and constantly changing is that much deviltry can lie in the details. Take the Democrats' proposal to rewrite health care policy, better known as H.R. 3200 or by opponents as "Obamacare."

Section 431(a) of the bill says that the IRS must divulge taxpayer identity information, including the filing status, the modified adjusted gross income, the number of dependents, and "other information as is prescribed by" regulation. That information will be provided to the new Health Choices Commissioner and state health programs and used to determine who qualifies for "affordability credits."
Section 245(b)(2)(A) says the IRS must divulge tax return details -- there's no specified limit on what's available or unavailable -- to the Health Choices Commissioner. The purpose, again, is to verify "affordability credits."
Section 1801(a) says that the Social Security Administration can obtain tax return data on anyone who may be eligible for a "low-income prescription drug subsidy" but has not applied for it.

Over at the Institute for Policy Innovation (a free-market think tank and presumably no fan of Obamacare), Tom Giovanetti argues that: "How many thousands of federal employees will have access to your records? The privacy of your health records will be only as good as the most nosy, most dishonest and most malcontented federal employee.... So say good-bye to privacy from the federal government. It was fun while it lasted for 233 years."


I'm not as certain as Giovanetti that this represents privacy's Armageddon. (Though I do wonder where the usual suspects like the Electronic Privacy Information Center are. Presumably inserting limits on information that can be disclosed -- and adding strict penalties on misuse of the information kept on file about hundreds of millions of Americans -- is at least as important as fretting about Facebook's privacy policy in Canada.)

A better candidate for a future privacy crisis is the so-called stimulus bill enacted with limited debate early this year. It mandated the "utilization of an electronic health record for each person in the United States by 2014," but included only limited privacy protections.

It's true that if the legislative branch chooses to create "affordability credits," it probably makes sense to ensure they're not abused. The goal of curbing fraud runs up against the goal of preserving individual privacy.

If we're going to have such significant additional government intrusion into our health care system, we will have to draw the privacy line somewhere. Maybe the House Democrats' current bill gets it right. Maybe it doesn't. But this vignette should be reason to be skeptical of claims that a massive and complex bill must be enacted as rapidly as its backers would have you believe.

Update August 27 11 a.m: Marc Rotenberg of the Electronic Privacy Information Center says in e-mail: "We would oppose section 431(a) of the bill because it violates the intent of the Privacy Act which generally requires agencies to obtain information directly from individuals and not from other agencies." EPIC still hasn't updated their Web site to reflect this sentiment, but it's good to know that other folks have concerns too.




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

"Over at the Institute for Policy Innovation (a free-market think tank and presumably no fan of Obamacare), Tom Giovanetti argues that: “How many thousands of federal employees will have access to your records? The privacy of your health records will be only as good as the most nosy, most dishonest and most malcontented federal employee.... So say good-bye to privacy from the federal government. It was fun while it lasted for 233 years.”

Whoa!!!!!!!!!

I think the left envisions these rationing boards making decisions based on political affiliation, the amount of taxes you pay, if a person is still working or retired and all of this I bet will have direct bearing on whether we get treatment.


This entire thing is so sickening, so against our Constiution and humanity as well.

Plus all this about our government having everything on file about us, bank accounts, medical information, so many things, this is beyond wrong too. The whole blooming thing should be trashed.

Healthcare is not the point of this obamaDEATHcare. Total control over everyone is.



....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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August 27, 2009

California Townhall Meeting With Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Comments on Obama’s Czars



On August 19th, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) held a town hall meeting in Bakersfield. He was asked why the Congress was allowing President Obama to create all the “Czars”. Just before he answered, there were shouts from the audience of “He’s a communist!” McCarthy smiled.

He answered the question by saying he did not believe Obama had the right to appoint these “Czars” and give them powers that encroach on the “Checks and Balances” the Constitution requires.



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

Wow that was great. I just love it when we see this honesty from one of our own instead of kissing up to Obama like McCain is infamous for doing.

Hey McCain this is what REAL men and women do, they tell it like it is. And they tell the truth and they put AMERICAN FIRST unlike McCain who puts McCain first.


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Her Name Was Rosemary and She Was Ted's Sister





She was born in September 13th, 1918, her name was Rose Marie Kennedy, but she became known as “Rosemary".

In his book, “The Kennedy Women,” Lawrence Leamer describes her as “painfully slow… a pretty child with green eyes that peered out on life directly.”
Leamer: “As Rosemary grew into a teenager she desperately wanted praise. She was happy for hours with a mere scrap of approval, and forlorn and discouraged at the hint of criticism…. Rosemary was slow, but she was not stupid and sometimes she would erupt in an inexplicable fury, the rage pouring out of her like a tempest from a cloudless sky.”

Perhaps she was angry at being treated as if she were somehow inferior to her siblings. At most, Rosemary was “mildly retarded,” as her obituaries would one day describe her.

Shortly before World War II broke out in Europe, FDR appointed Joe Kennedy as ambassador to the Court of St. James – at the time the most important diplomatic post any American could hold. Joe of course moved to London, along with Rose and his two oldest daughters – Rosemary and Kathleen. As the American ambassador, Joe and his family would move in the highest circles of British society. And a decision was made: both daughters, the charming and brilliant Kathleen, and the “slow” Rosemary, would be “presented” to the King and Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Rosemary spent endless hours practicing her curtseying – the bow she would have to make to the King and Queen. On the appointed evening, with the cream of British nobility (and the press) watching, Kathleen and Rosemary were presented. Everything went off without a hitch, until the very end.
“Suddenly,” Leamer wrote, “just as Rosemary was attempting to glide off, she tripped, nearly falling. It was a debutante’s worst horror, at the most important social moment of her life, in front of the king and queen, to make a public spectacle of her awkwardness, her ineptness. The kind and queen smiled as if nothing had happened, and there was not even a murmur from the assembly, and indeed, it was all over in a few seconds. Rosemary recovered and followed Kathleen out the door.”

But although no one ever mentioned when Rosemary triopped, her family took it as an embarassment.

Increasingly, the problem was simply that Rosemary was too good-looking, even more striking than Kathleen, who was herself a knock-out. As long as older brothers Joe Jr. and Jack had been around, to arrange her dance card and to scare off the potential suitors “who took her cryptic silences and deliberate speech as feminine demureness,” she was okay. Later, in London she was often squired to social events by a young Embassy employee named, of all things, “Jack Kennedy,” who became known as “London Jack,” to distinguish him from JFK.

But as war clouds gathered, and Joe was recalled to the U.S. after his disastrous pro-Hitler remarks to the Boston Herald, Joe, Jr. and Jack joined the Navy. There was no one left to escort Rosemary. She was packed off to a Washington convent, which she quickly figured out how to escape from.

“At night she walked out into the dark streets looking for the light and life of the city… The family feared that she was going out into the streets to do what Kathleen called ‘the thing the priest says not to do.’… There was a dread fear of pregnancy, disease and disgrace.”

Joe Kennedy began talking to a quack physician from George Washington University named Walter Freeman, who was experimenting with a new form of brain surgery that would come to be known as a pre-frontal lobotomy. He sold Joe Kennedy a bill of goods – the biggest drawback for a female patient, Freeman wrote, was the fact that her head would have to be partially shaved, preventing her from going out socially for several weeks. Joe Kennedy had it done while his wife was out of the country. She knew nolthing about it till she returned home.

Not everything in the family was convinced, though. Kathleen Kennedy sought out a reporter friend of hers who had done research into the new procedure. The reporter told Kathleen that the whole procedure was “just not good” and that post-lobotomy, the patients “don’t worry so much, but they’re gone as a person, just gone.”

Freeman and his associate drilled a hole in her skull and inserted a sort of spatula into her brain and began digging. They asked her to sing simple songs and perform basic addition and subtraction. As long as she could recite the doggerel, and handle third-grade arithmetic, they kept digging. Finally, though, Rosemary Kennedy fell silent, and the operation was over.

And so, for all practical purposes, was Rosemary Kennedy’s life.



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“She had regressed into an infant like state,” Leamer wrote, “mumbling a few words, sitting for hours staring at the walls, only traces left of the young woman she had been, still with flashes of rage. This was a horror beyond horror, an unthinkable, unspeakable disaster. Rose and her children had repressed so much, and now they repressed what Joe had done to his daughter, repressed it all and pretended that it had never happened and that Rosemary no longer existed.”

She lived in a series of private institutions, including years in the Craig House, a private hospital north of New York City. In the 1970’s, she somehow escaped once more, from a Midwestern psychiatric home, into the streets of Chicago. The wire services carried photos of her in a wheelchair, being hustled into an ambulance by Chicago cops.

But Rosemary’s story, so horrifying in its casual, callous brutality, was never forgotten by millions of Americans, and certainly not by any members of the Kennedy family. In the late 1970s, Bobby’s doomed son, David, was reading a copy of the pro-drug magazine High Times when he came across a story on lobotomies. Naturally enough, one of the illustrations was a photo of his beautiful aunt Rosemary, pre-lobotomy.

“She had a new pair of white shoes on,” David recalled later for the authors Peter Collier and David Horowitz. “The thought crossed my mind that if my grandfather was alive the same thing could have happened to me that happened to her. She was an embarrassment; I am an embarrassment. She was a hindrance; I am a hindrance. As I looked at this picture, I began to hate my grandfather and all of them for having done the thing they had done to her and for doing the thing they were doing to me.”

David died of a drug overdose in 1984. His aunt ( Rose Marie Kennedy) outlived him by almost 21 years, finally dying in January 2005 in Fort Atkinson, WI, where she had been institutionalized for more than a quarter century. She was 86.

The evidence from documents written in Rosemary's hand, and from contemporaries outside the family, suggests that she was probably not clinically retarded. She happened to have slightly subnormal cognitive abilities -- within one of the most competitive families.

Joe Sr., concerned with the family's moral reputation and Rosemary's possible vulnerability to fortune-hunters, decided that a lobotomy was the answer. Contrary to the implications of Eunice's story, he seems to have regarded this as an alternative to institutionalization. Ignoring widespread Catholic and secular opposition, he doctor-shopped until he found someone willing to perform the still-experimental psychosurgery.


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Wild Thing's comment......

This just rips at a person's heart how they did this to this young women. One can just see the Dad, Joe Kennedy on his search for a doctor that would do such a thing to a person that truly did not need it done. I would be willing to bet that the other doctors he spoke with were shocked at what he ( Joe ) wanted done.

It is an evil family and an evil health care bill no wonder Kennedy has been pushing for a socialized medicine bill for a long time. If he was a better man and with the experience he has had in his own family, what they did to his sister, he should be the opposite, he should be against the pro death parts of the bill at least and demand they be taken out. But he wanted it in there obviously.


Washington, DC. yesterday, Aug. 26th, Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of his dear friend Senator Ted Kennedy:

" In Ted Kennedy's honor and as a tribute to his commitment to his ideals, let us stop the shouting and name calling and have a civilized debate on health care reform which I hope, when legislation has been signed into law, will bear his name for his commitment to insuring the health of every American.”

On Rush Limbaugh's show on March 9, 2009. He was discussing the death care bill . Rush Limbaugh predicted this and the Dems were terribly upset about it at the time.

“Before it’s all over, it’ll be called the Ted Kennedy Memorial Healthcare bill,” Limbaugh said on his show.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee quickly launched a petition drive urging Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to denounce Limbaugh.

It doesn't matter what they name the bill, no mater what it is it needs to be thrown out for good and never again suggest socialized medicine in our country. There are so many other ways to fix things with medical care and insurance companies that would have nothing to do with government involvement, and this bill is not the answer.


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U.S. National Debt Clock



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U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time




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

This is incredibly scary stuff. The timing for everything with obama getting elected is the worst timing in the world for our country. If there was a conservative in office I really believe we would be on the road to recovery and we certainly would not be adding more debts like obama has been doing.


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Mark
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ALL HAIL THE OBAMA ....NOT.....(Video Parody)



A humorous musical look at the media's love affair with Obama.



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

LOL this is great I love how they put Chris Mathews,Katie Couric and Keith Olberman in it.


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

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

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Soldiers Take Time Out to Teach New Shooters


Spc. Joseph Hein, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, instructs a student on the intricacies of the M-16A2 rifle during the Small Arms Firing School, Aug. 1, at Camp Perry, Ohio.



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Sgt. Nathan Verbickas, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, goes over the M-16A2 rifle with a group of students at the Small Arms Firing School, Aug. 1, at Camp Perry, Ohio. Close to 700 civilians participated in the rifle class while another 500 took part in the pistol class.



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Nathan Baldwin, 14, concentrates on his target during live-fire training Aug 1. He is being instructed on the M-16A2 by Spc. Evan Hess, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. Soldiers from the USAMU conducted the 2009 Small Arms Firing School, teaching novice shooters the efficient application of the fundamentals of marksmanship.


Soldiers take time out to teach new shooters


FORT BENNING, Ga.

US Army

Michael Molinaro serves as the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit public affairs officer

Aug. 24, 2009

Every summer at Camp Perry, Ohio, prior to the National Rifle and Pistol Trophy Matches, Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit take time out of their own training to pass their knowledge and shooting skills on to the next generation of American shooters.

The Small Arms Firing School was instituted in 1918 by the Department of Defense and is conducted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. The school is held so the military can teach the efficient application of the fundamentals of marksmanship, said Sgt. 1st Class Jason St. John, USAMU. His team is assisted by members of the Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Army Reserve and National Guard.

The concept sprang up so that civilians would have familiarity with the weapon and could make a smooth transition from civilian to Soldier if the nation's security situation became unstable. More than 1,000 eager-to-learn shooters took part in this year's class.

"We are teaching civilians so that in a time of war, with the knowledge that they have and if it's a real bad deal, then they can help out the military," said Sgt. 1st Class Lance Dement, USAMU. "But they are also going to become competitive shooters. We're going to show them what is right and stress to them the basics of shooting."

The day starts with classroom instruction and covers everything from the functioning of the weapon to proper positioning. The instructors are among the best in the field, as evident at the pistol class, where 2009 National Pistol Champion Sgt. 1st Class James Henderson of the USAMU was among the lead instructors.

After a few hours in the classroom, the students make the short trek to the range and get a feel for the weapon in dry-fire simulation. There are two students per military instructor.

Upon their return from lunch, students load live rounds into the chamber and shoot, some for the very first time. The USAMU provides M-16A2 rifles for the students to use and installs a block to deny the use of the "burst" or automatic function on the rifle.

The school ends with a sanctioned Excellence in Competition match where shooters are afforded the opportunity to earn four points toward their distinguished badge.

The school was tweaked this year and broken into a basic and an advanced class. The basic class was tailored for those who have never shot a pistol or rifle, said St. John. They were given an introduction to the military small-arms and an inclusion to what a shooting competition encompasses.

"The advanced class was a clinic for middle-of-the-road to top-of-the line competitive shooters and covered mental management training, preparing for a competition, and basically what it's going to take to get to that next level," said St. John.

Splitting the class into two and enabling the instructors to teach in relation to a shooter's experience instead of a general audience seemed to be a success as apparent by the large number in attendance.

"It's the first time we've done this and I think it's the way to go," Dement said. "In previous years we had around 400 students or less (for the rifle class) and now we're close to 700. With the price of ammo going up, the cost of fuel, the economy the way it is, and people are still coming -- that's a good thing. They are the future of the sport."

All walks of life took part in the class-men, women and children. The students ranged in age from 11 to 70, St. John said. State junior shooting teams showed up, families planned their family vacations around the trip to Perry, and others flew a very far distance to learn from the best military in the world.

"I've been looking forward to this for some time," said Stewart George, who made his way all the way from Belrose, Australia, with three others to take part in the school. "A friend of mine heard about the school and we wanted to learn from the best, so here we are. I've done some Army Reserve time and shot a rifle, but not an M-16A2."

The class enables the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit to connect with America. The dedication, professionalism and expertise the Soldiers demonstrate to the students instill positive impressions of the Army that may help prospective candidates in their decision to enter the Army, officials said.

"It's such a great thing," said Jim Davis, Hamilton, Ind. "This is the best place in the country, maybe the world, to learn about shooting and everything that goes with it."

Davis took his son and three other children from the Dekalb County 4-H Club to the rifle class, stressing to them how valuable the instruction is to them now and down the road.

"I still remember when I came to this school as a teenager," he said. "I tell my kid that this is something that you'll always remember."



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

This is great, I love this. God bless our troops for all the many things they do, so many things we don't even know all of them.



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


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Florida Students Sent Home After Wearing 'Islam Is of the Devil' Shirts



Aug. 25: A Gainesville, Fla., high school student displays a T-shirt proclaiming "Islam is of the Devil," as her father looks on.


Florida Students Sent Home After Wearing 'Islam Is of the Devil' Shirts


FOX News

A handful of students were sent home from Florida schools this week after showing up in shirts proclaiming that "Islam is of the Devil," part of a fiery church campaign to "expose" Islam as a religion of violence.

Three high schoolers were forced to leave Tuesday for wearing the shirts made by the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., where school officials say violated the district's dress codes.

A middle schooler was also asked to change clothes because of the shirt, which got a 10-year-old fifth grader sent packing on Monday, when the incidents began.

"Students have a right of free speech, and we have allowed students to come to school wearing clothes with messages," school district staff attorney told the Gainesville Sun.
"But this message is a divisive message that is likely to offend students. Principals, I feel reasonably, have deemed that a violation of the dress code."

Wittmer told the paper that the school district is obligated to protect all students from religious discrimination regardless of their faith, and had to ensure equal treatment for all students.

"The next kid might show up with a shirt saying 'Christianity is of the Devil,'" Wittmer said.

The Dove center has come under fire already for posting a sign with the same message, which it says will help "expose" Islam as "a violent and oppressive religion" that is trying to deceive and destroy society.

"It is time that all Christians unite, stop being passive and selfish and stand up and fight for the truth," says a posting on the church's Web site.
Muslim advocates have pressed the church to remove the sign and say the anti-Islam message should not be accepted when "schools are supposed to be teaching tolerance for others," the Gainesville Sun reported.
"It's pretty offensive, isn't it?" said Saeed R. Khan, president of the Muslim Association of North Central Florida.
"Particularly in a school setting where you are trying to create an atmosphere where people are supposed to respect each other and live with each other, where we have people of every ethnicity and every religion," he told the paper.


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

“It's pretty offensive, isn't it?” said Saeed R. Khan, president of the Muslim Association of North Central Florida.”

NO, not offensicve like Islam is offensive. offensive as Muslims killing and burning the homes of Christians as they do in Muslim countries Saeed. Considering what Muslims are doing all over the world, it isn't offensive it is simply factual.

I like the nice big red lettering.



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Fundraiser for Clinton and Obama Arrested on Fraud Charges


Iranian-American Investment Banker Namazee is a millionaire Iranian-American investment banker and democratic fund-raiser. He was the Finance Chairman for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign and heavy contributor to Barack Obama. Nemazee was also nominated by President Clinton to be the Ambassador of Argentina. Namazee, along with Brzezinski, was at the secretive meeting in February 2008 with President Assad.



Fundraiser for Clinton and Obama Arrested on Fraud Charges

Prosecutors accuse prominent Democratic fundraiser Hassan Nemazee of giving Citibank fraudulent documents showing he owned millions of dollars in collateral.

FOX News

NEW YORK

A wealthy investment banker and prominent fundraiser for President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other top Democrats was arrested Tuesday on charges he lied to get a $74 million business loan that -- once confronted by authorities-- he hastily repaid.

Prosecutors accused Hassan Nemazee of giving Citibank documents showing he owned millions of dollars in collateral. They said the documents were "fraudulent and forged."

At a brief appearance in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday, a judge ordered a haggard-looking Nemazee locked up for the night. His attorney won assurances from prosecutors that he would be fitted with an electronic monitoring device and put under house arrest on Wednesday as part of a $25 million bail package secured by property including a $20 million Park Avenue apartment.

The attorney, Marc Mukasey, had argued that Nemazee should be released immediately after agreeing to "the most onerous bail package I've ever heard of." Instead, his client, wearing a wrinkled pink dress shirt, was led out of the courtroom to jail.

A Clinton spokesman didn't immediately return an e-mail message seeking comment.

The chairman and chief executive of Manhattan-based Nemazee Capital Corp. served as national finance chairman for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2008, and later raised money for Obama after her primary defeat. He also was Sen. John Kerry's finance chairman in New York for his 2004 bid for president.

In 1999, President Bill Clinton nominated him to be U.S. ambassador to Argentina but his nomination was never confirmed.

A criminal complaint alleges that Nemazee gave the bank documents detailing assets that "never existed or had previously existed" in accounts that had been closed years earlier. It also accuses him of providing false verifying information for financial institutions, including a phone number that actually belonged to him.

Prosecutors said FBI agents had stopped the 59-year-old financier on Sunday at Newark Liberty International Airport as he prepared to board a flight to Rome. They said he paid off the $74 million loan the next day.

His attorney said Tuesday that family members were headed home from Europe, where they had been vacationing.

Nemazee, who did not enter a plea or speak at the court hearing, faces up to 30 years in prison plus a fine if convicted.

According to Nemazee's Web site, his firm was founded in 1987, and invests in health care, insurance, real estate and other areas. The Harvard graduate "has more than 30 years of successful investing experience across numerous sectors," it says.


George Soros and Hassan Nemazee

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAP......pretty amazing.

You can also run your mouse over each name of move the smalll boxes around to read more of them.




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


It doesn't surprise me that the donors to the biggest frauds ever to hold office should themselves be fraudulent. I am glad they are going after this guy. It would be wonderful if someone would go after George Soros.

I suppose Eric Holder to drop the charges in three... two... one...


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


Darth
U.S. Airforce
C-5 loadmaster
84-97



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (6)


Beck: Rush Limbaugh Telephone Interview About FCC Diversity Czar, Mark Lloyd



Beck talks with Rush Limbaugh about free speech and Barack Obama's new FCC Diversity Czar, Mark Lloyd.



Glenn Beck: Rush Limbaugh Telephone Interview [1/2] [FOX News]


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Glenn Beck: Rush Limbaugh Telephone Interview [2/2] [FOX News]


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RUSH: I find the whole administration breathtaking, Glenn. You're doing great job this whole week. I mean I saw Sarah Palin even "tweeted" about what you're doing, urging people to watch. This whole administration is as radical and far left as any that the country has ever had, and what they're trying to do here to communications is simply stifle dissenting voices. They're trying to wipe out any opposition. If you look at Barack Obama and his track record as a politician, it is to clear the playing field. He doesn't even like debating his opponents. He just wants to get rid of them. And this "diversity czar" comes from a fringe, radical, Saul Alinsky-type of background; and the things that he's talking about doing -- and I watched your show for the first half hour today -- but the things he's talking about doing to shut down radio are simply un-American. It's not enough to say that it's not constitutional.

It's simply un-American, and make no bones about it, folks, Glenn is right -- and I think he's maybe underselling a little bit about as far as their intentions are concerned. The stimulus plan! Glenn, look at what they're doing to the US economy. Anybody with a sense of economic literacy would know this is not how you create jobs. You do not rebuild the private sector. This is being done on purpose. All of these disasters are exactly what Obama wants. The more crises, the better. The more opportunity for government to say, "Let us come in and fix the problem." His number one opposition is on radio and Fox News. His number one opposition is on radio. They can't go Fairness Doctrine because it's too obvious. So they're trying to do this backdoor route with "diversity" and ownership, a 100% tax on operating in order to pay public radio because they're supposedly fair. It's insidious. But I don't think it's gonna work in the end because the American people are too informed, Glenn. They're too aware of it. Their radio means too much to them. Their free speech -- freedom in general -- means way too much to them. And just as they're fighting back on health care and a number of other things, so will they fight back on this.

... You know, we may be looking at Barack Obama destroying the Democrat Party. It's too soon to say that now, but we may be looking at that happen. There are reasons for optimism, but you are right: It is a dangerous time. It's the most dangerous time in my life for freedom and liberty in this country.

...My first hour yesterday was chronicling how this man is systematically dismantling our ability to gather intelligence to protect ourselves against an attack. He is purposely using his attorney general to make the United States the villain of the world -- and I'm going to tell you, folks: from the bottom of my heart, I am uncomfortable thinking and saying these things about a man who's been elected president of the United States. It is terribly upsetting and disconcerting, and I wish I didn't think it and I wish I didn't have to say it. But there's no way to sugarcoat it. This is not politics as usual. This is not left versus right. This is not Republican versus Democrat. This is statism, totalitarianism versus freedom.

...How is it that people know some of the plans the administration has? The Drive-By Media is not telling anybody anything -- and they are discombobulated. I saw Chuck Todd the other day go ballistic because too many people are doing news now that are not journalists, that are not qualified and they're reflecting people's opinions on the media and so forth. These people, it's embarrassing. I think they've met their Waterloo and their Waterloo is Obama.



Mark Lloyd, new Czar, attacks Conservative Radio by proposing 100% tax on operating costs

FCC's New Hire Targeted Conservative Radio Stations in Writings

Mark Lloyd, the FCC's new chief diversity officer, laid out a "battle plan" for liberal activists to target conservative talk radio stations in 2007.


FOX News

The FCC's new chief diversity officer laid out a battle plan two years ago for liberal activists to target conservative talk radio stations, and critics say they are concerned that he now will want to bring back the "Fairness Doctrine."

"What he lays out is a battle plan to use the FCC to threaten stations' licenses with whom they do not agree with politically, and now he's at the FCC waiting to take their calls," Motley told FOXNews.com. "This is not about serving the local interest, it's about political opposition."

Lloyd, who wrote the essay during his tenure at the Center for American Progress, said the rise and influence of Rush Limbaugh and other conservative radio hosts were traced to "relaxed ownership rules" and other pro-business regulation that destroyed localism.

While he said he was not interested in reinstating the Fairness Doctrine, he called for "equal opportunity employment practices," "local engagement" and "license challenges" to rectify the that perceived imbalance. "Nothing in there about the Fairness Doctrine," he wrote.

"The other part of our proposal that gets the 'dittoheads' upset is our suggestion that the commercial radio station owners either play by the rules or pay. In other words, if they don't want to be subject to local criticism of how they are meeting their license obligations, they should pay to support public broadcasters who will operate on behalf of the local community."

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowksi announced Lloyd's hiring late last month along with two other senior staffers in its Office of Communications Business Opportunities.

"The FCC must ensure that the communications field is competitive, generates widespread opportunities, and is open to new ideas from all sources," Genachowksi said in a statement announcing the hires on July 29. "This exceptionally talented team will collaborate on the policies and legal framework necessary to expand opportunities for women, minorities, and small businesses to participate in the communications marketplace."




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

Rush said the whole Obama Administration is as "radical" and "far left" as any the country has every seen.
He thinks they will try to shut down talk radio but he also feels their attempts will not work.



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


August 26, 2009

Absolutely Disgraceful Kennedy To Be Buried at ARLINGTON ~ WTF??!!!





MSNBC

A U.S. defense official confirms that the late Ted Kennedy will be buried at Arlington Cemetery -- date and time still TBD.

The official expects he will be buried at the John F. Kennedy gravesite, but that is also still TBD.

Any sitting or former senator is eligible for burial at Arlington Cemetery, but Kennedy's military service alone does not qualify him for burial there since he did not retire from the Armed Forces. His military service alone only qualifies him to be cremated and inurned at the Columbarium at Arlington.

Kennedy served as a Private First Class in the Army, serving from June 25, 1951 to March 27, 1953. He was honorably discharged.

Source

"..Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in June 1951.[9] Following basic training at Fort Dix, he requested assignment to Fort Holabird for Army Intelligence training, but was dropped after a few weeks without explanation.[9] He went to Camp Gordon for training in the Military Police Corps.[9] In June 1952, he was assigned to the honor guard at SHAPE headquarters in Paris.[4][9] His father's political connections ensured he was not deployed to the ongoing Korean War.[4][10] While stationed in Europe he travelled extensively on weekends and climbed the Matterhorn.[11] He was discharged in March 1953 as a private first class.[9][11.."




Kennedy to Be Buried at Arlington, Near Brothers


Washington Post

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the political patriarch who died late Tuesday after a 15-month battle with brain cancer, will be buried Saturday at Arlington National Cemetery, close to the famed gravesites of his slain brothers.


As tributes poured in Wednesday from across the country and the world, Washington mourned the Massachusetts Democrat whose outsize personality and political skills continued to drive the health-care debate even in his final days.


Flags were ordered flown at half-staff at the U.S. Capitol, the White House and federal buildings. Across the Potomac River at the nation's military cemetery, photographers and camera crews were escorted to the flickering orange flame and polished marble gravestones that mark the final resting places of John F. Kennedy, assassinated in 1963, in the third year of his presidency, and Robert F. Kennedy, gunned down nearly five years later during his own White House campaign.


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Wild Thing's comment......


After how he smeared our troops??????????????????? He described the Iraq war as a fraud “made up in Texas” as part of political strategy — accused the President of the US of “telling lie, after lie, after lie”, in order to go to war in Iraq.


Hello, Kennedy at Arlington???? They ought to cremate him and flush him down the toilet. Although given the consistency of his blood alcohol level, if they cremated him he'd burn for a week. So just throw him in the ground in his own backyard like a bone. Or bury him at sea( or a river) in an old Buick!


Unreal that Ted Kennedy will be buried in such a Hallowed Place with real heroes. How can they do this how can they bury him in this place of Honor with men who gave all for this country

“Socialism hasn’t worked in 6,000 years of recorded history because it didn’t have me to run it.” - Ted Kennedy

No room at Red Square????


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:20 PM | Comments (8)


Senator Ted Kennedy DEAD ~ Let's Look Back At His Life




This came through at 2:38 A.M. this morning......


Senator Ted Kennedy has died of brain cancer at the age of 77

By Scott Malone – 20 mins ago BOSTON (Reuters)

U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, a towering figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America's most fabled political families after two older brothers were assassinated, has died, his family said. He was 77. "Edward M. Kennedy, the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply, died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port (Massachusetts)," the Kennedy family said in a statement. One of the most influential and longest-serving senators in U.S. history -- a liberal standard-bearer who was also known as a consummate congressional dealmaker




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

We have so many truly awesome Americans in our country. And far too often they go unmentioned, but those that have done damage have been praised and exhalted to a place of a sick kind of liberal, leftiist honor. The code of as long as the person is a liberal they get praised.

I think it is only fair to mention a few of the things Ted Kennedy is known for that possibly will be eluded by the media in their what will be attempt at kissing up to the Kennedy family in the next few days.

Ted Kennedy was NO Ronald Reagan!




LOOKING back at Ted Kennedy's Life......

* Killed Mary Jo Kopechne , than the Kennedy clan intimidated the victim's family and local authorities, to prevent justice. To this day, Kennedy has not apologised to Mary Jo's family, and, of course, the tragedy did not for a moment affect his future rampant drinking and womanising.


* Kennedy was a leader in the Democratic effort to cut off funding to our South Vietnamese allies in 1975. Resulting in the neighnorhood of 3 million murdered in Vietnam and Cambodia.


* Slandered Judge Bork in the confirmation hearings on Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court.

* Twice kicked out of Harvard for cheating on exams. ( having someone else take the exam for him)


* KGB letter written at the height of the Cold War that shows that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) offered to assist Soviet leaders in formulating a public relations strategy to counter President Reagan's foreign policy and to complicate his re-election efforts.

The letter, dated May 14, 1983, was sent from the head of the KGB to Yuri Andropov, who was then General Secretary of the Soviet Union's Communist Party.

In his letter, KGB head Viktor Chebrikov offered Andropov his interpretation of Kennedy's offer. Former U.S. Sen. John Tunney (D-Calif.) had traveled to Moscow on behalf of Kennedy to seek out a partnership with Andropov and other Soviet officials, Kengor claims in his book.

* Kennedy for many years was one of the chief agents to raise funds and moral support for the IRA. Kennedy's positive role in persuading the IRA to give up terrorism is little redemption for the decades he was funding it, and was only due to Al Qaeda's actions on 9/11 which make terrorism suddenly impossible for US citizens to support.

* "In 1985, Senator Kerry was one of the members of Congress who returned from Nicaragua with that worthless signed piece of paper. He then supported the third Boland Amendment. Apparently, not only did John Kerry [and Ted Kennedy] not want to fight Communism "all over the world," he didn't even want to fight communism in our own backyard." American Thinker

* "In 1985, when the Reagan administration requested aid for the Contras, Kennedy couldn't resist evoking the "Gulf of Tonkin" resolution. The Panama invasion didn't last long enough to be compared to Vietnam. Instead, the removal of Manuel Noriega represented "long-term damage" to our foreign policy, to our ability to work with other nations in Latin America, and our goal of achieving lasting democracy in the region. Kennedy predicted that George Bush Sr.'s aggressive actions made the Sandinistas shoe-ins for the Nicaraguan election in February of 1990. He was dead wrong. As soon as the Nicaraguan people had a chance, they booted Fidel wannabe Daniel Ortega from power by a 14-point majority."
"In congressional debate on aid to the Nicaraguan "contras," Sens. Ted Kennedy and Tom Harkin seized on testimony by Gen. Paul Gorman, then the U.S. commander with responsibility for South America. The rebels, he had testified, would be incapable of overthrowing the ruling Sandinistas "in the foreseeable future." The Front Page

* Ted Kennedy And The First Gulf War - From FrontPageMag.Com
"Kennedy went beyond Vietnam in the debate before the first Gulf War. According to the senator, the casualties in Southeast Asia would seem slight when compared with Desert Storm. "The 45,000 body bags the Pentagon has sent to the region are all the evidence we need of the high price in lives and blood we will have to pay," said Kennedy. And when the war ended in a matter of days, as predicted, he never apologized to the President for his paranoid insinuations and over-the-top fear-mongering."

* Kennedy reaffirmed his position that with abortion, "we are dealing with a personal and private reproductive decision." He has said that he supported civil unions and equal rights for gays (Death To Marriage).

* Kennedy smeared President Bush and our troops on the US Senate floor:


* Kennedy described the Iraq war as a fraud “made up in Texas” as part of political strategy

* Kennedy smeared Judge Alito...Mrs. Alito in tears. “In suggesting that Samuel Alito had belonged to a racist conservative group, Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy relied heavily on an essay published by the organization that sounded like a bigoted rant. The essay, titled ‘In Defense of Elitism.....But the magazine’s editor at the time says the article was pure satire, a send-up of what liberals think conservatives think. He added quote, ‘I think left-wing groups have been feeding Senator Kennedy snippets and he has been mindlessly reciting them,”

* Sen. Edward Kennedy Smears the Nation
“On March 19, 2004, President Bush asked: ‘Who would prefer that Saddam’s torture chambers still be open?’ Shamefully, we now learn that Saddam’s torture chambers reopened under new management — U.S. management.” ........A speech on the Senate floor, May 10, 2004.




Ted Kennedy exemplified the worst of politics in the United States - a fraud, a thieving conniving pork barrel peddling image merchant who has supported murder and violence. A nasty piece of work if ever there was one.

I don't expect anyone to be perfect. I certainly am not. I realize the thing to do when a person dies is to say rest in peace or prayers for their family. I will not dance on his grave, but I am not going to do a 180 just becuase he passed away or had a horrible brain tumor. I will not be a phony and say I am sorry for his death, or that he will be missed. I will honor our real heroes that serve our country, and anyone else that loves our country and does not live a life of doing harm to it.




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Perhaps a little poetic interlude...

Epitaph on the Politician Himself

Here richly, with ridiculous display,
The Politician’s corpse was laid away.
While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged
I wept : for I had longed to see him hanged.

~~Hillarie Belloc

Epitaph

Posterity will ne’er survey
A nobler grave than this:
Here lie the bones of Ted Kennedy
Stop traveller, and piss.

Apologies to Lord Byron
by Tet 68


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:55 AM | Comments (18)


GTMO's 'Floyd the Barber'



Air Force Tech Sgt. Ronald Comer, an information management specialist deployed here with the 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, and Air Force Lt. Col. John Dulin, commander of the 474th ECES, admire a finished haircut at Camp Justice, July 13. Comer has been cutting the hair of fellow Airmen since day one of his deployment to JTF Guantanamo. JTF Guantanamo conducts safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detainees, including those convicted by military commission and those ordered released by a court. The JTF conducts intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination for the protection of detainees and personnel working in JTF Guantanamo facilities and in support of the War on Terror. JTF Guantanamo provides support to the Office of Military Commissions, to law enforcement and to war crimes investigations. The JTF conducts planning for and, on order, responds to Caribbean mass migration operations.


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Air Force Tech Sgt. Ronald Comer, an information management specialist deployed here with the 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, cuts Air Force Lt. Col. John Dulin's hair at Camp Justice, July 13. Comer has been cutting the hair of fellow Airmen since day one of his deployment to JTF Guantanamo. JTF Guantanamo conducts safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detainees, including those convicted by military commission and those ordered released by a court. The JTF conducts intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination for the protection of detainees and personnel working in JTF Guantanamo facilities and in support of the War on Terror. JTF Guantanamo provides support to the Office of Military Commissions, to law enforcement and to war crimes investigations. The JTF conducts planning for and, on order, responds to Caribbean mass migration operations.


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by Sgt. Michael Baltz


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba

Many people have nicknames, and Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ronald Comer is no different. He has earned the nickname of "Floyd the Barber," a character from the Andy Griffith Show.

Comer, an information management specialist with the 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron, has been cutting the hair of fellow Airmen since day one of his deployment to Joint Task Force Guantanamo.

"I never cut hair before," Comer said. "The first night here, some guys wanted a haircut and I just started practicing. I now have over 40 customers."

Along with a table of magazines to read while people wait for a haircut, Comer has his own barber's chair, trimmers, razors and clippers.

"I don't charge anything, I am just helping out the guys," Comer said. "It builds morale. It keeps them within regulation and looking good. It also saves them the hassle of sitting in line and getting a haircut. I do get tips every now and then, but it isn't necessary."

Comer has evolved from day one; cutting more than 400 heads of hair since he has been here.

"I can do a fade," Comer said. "I am pretty picky about things, so I try to do a good job. I cut their hair to fit their head. I want them to be proud of it."

Comer is dedicated to keeping his clients looking sharp.

"I can't cut people's hair when they are busy, so I am pretty flexible," Comer said. "I usually cut hair when people have free time or in the evening or on the weekends. I did one last week at 7 a.m."

Comer doesn't claim to be perfect and admits to making mistakes along the way.

"I have put the wrong guard on before, but it all worked out," Comer said casually. "I just cut it shorter."

One person he is sure to take care of is the 474th ECES commander, Air Force Lt. Col. John Dulin.

"It is a great thing he is doing, it allows everyone to look good," Dulin said. "He gives a good haircut. We give him the time and ability to do it."

Dulin said there would not be any repercussions if Comer made a mistake.

"He hasn't messed up my hair," Dulin said. "Yet."

Unfortunately, the females haven't been able to enjoy Comer's haircuts.

"They won't let me cut their hair," Comer said gloomily.
"I am going to start cutting my wife's hair though; it will save me some money," Comer added jokingly.

As far as continuing his new role in the unit, it will not end anytime soon.

"My unit members] want me to keep on cutting their hair when I get home," Comer said. "I have already made a deal with a few of them to keep on doing it on drill weekends."



Posted by Wild Thing at 03:50 AM | Comments (8)


Typical Jew Hating IDIOT Palestinian "academic" Denies Jewish Connection to Western Wall



A Palestinian Authority university lecturer is the latest PA academic to rewrite history and deny Jewish history in Jerusalem - in particular, the Jewish people's connection to the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) of the Jewish Temple.

Shamekh Alawneh, a lecturer in modern history at Al-Quds Open University, says the Jews invented the connection to the Wall for political purposes, to convince European Jews and Zionists to come to "Palestine."

"It has no historical roots," he said on a television program called Jerusalem - History and Culture. "This is political terminology to win the hearts and the support of the Zionists in Europe, so they would emigrate and come to Palestine. Nothing more!"

The show's interviewer also refers to the "Judaization" of Jerusalem, and to Jewish plots to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Denying Jewish history in Jerusalem and the existence of the Jewish Temple is a central component of PA political ideology. This denial started with Yasser Arafat and continues to be reiterated by academics, politicians and religious leaders.

PA leaders systematically distort the ancient history of Jerusalem, ignoring the vast historical documentation and thousands of archeological finds related to Jewish history that have been found in Jerusalem.



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

Shamekh Alawneh ......"Al Nakba"! And remember if you have your own country, you have to have traffic lights and garbage trucks and Chambers of Commerce, and, worse, you actually have to figure out some way to make a living. That's no fun. No, they want what all the other Jew-Haters in the region want: Israel.

They also want a lot of dead Jewish people , of course -- that's where the real fun is -- but mostly they want Israel. Why? For one thing, trying to destroy Israel - or "The Zionist Entity" as their textbooks call it -- for the last fifty years has allowed the rulers of Arab countries to divert the attention of their own people away from the fact that they're the blue-ribbon most illiterate, poorest, and tribally backward on God's Earth, and if you've ever been around God's Earth, you know that's really saying something.

It really ticks me off when we here the POS Obama say how wonderful the Muslims are, how they have given soooo much to the world. HA! No freakin way. But Muslim Obama goes on and on about the great history and culture of the Muslim Mideast. Unless I'm missing something, the Arabs haven't given anything to the world since Algebra, and, by the way, thanks a hell of a lot for that one.

Shamekh Alawneh, chew this around and spit it out: Five hundred million Arabs; five million Jews.

Just reverse the numbers. Imagine five hundred million Jews and five million Arabs. I was stunned at the simple brilliance of it. Can anyone picture the Jews strapping belts of razor blades and dynamite to themselves? Of course not. Or marshaling every fiber and force at their disposal for generations to drive a tiny Arab State into the sea? Nonsense. Or dancing for joy at the murder of innocents? Impossible. Or spreading and believing horrible lies about the Arabs baking their bread with the blood of children? Disgusting. No, as you know, left to themselves in a world of peace, the worst Jews would ever do to people is debate them to death.

"Palestinian" LOL more like "Other Arabs Who Can't Accomplish Anything In Life And Would Rather Wrap Themselves In The Seductive Melodrama Of Eternal Struggle And Death."

PLO admits Palestinian People is a myth. .......*"The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism." ~ PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein, March 31, 1977


"There is no such thing as a Palestinian Arab nation . . . Palestine is a name the Romans gave to Eretz Yisrael with the express purpose of infuriating the Jews . . . . Why should we use the spiteful name meant to humiliate us?
"The British chose to call the land they mandated Palestine, and the Arabs picked it up as their nation's supposed ancient name, though they couldn't even pronounce it correctly and turned it into Falastin a fictional entity."
-- Golda Meir quoted by Sarah Honig, Jerusalem Post, 25 November 1995


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:49 AM | Comments (6)


Doctors Ready To 'just say no'






Doctors ready to 'just say no'

The Washington Timies


Majority won't accept new patients under government plan

By Dr. Alfred Bonati

(Dr. Alfred Bonati is the head of the American Society of Medical Doctors and founder of the Bonati Institute. He is the creator of the patented Bonati Procedure for laser spinal surgery.)

My fellow physicians and I share one interesting thing in common with professionals in the federal government: We all take an oath relating to our jobs.

A physician pledges to "apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism." We also pledge to "remember that [we] do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability."

A federal employee pledges to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic ... ."

~ snipet ~

Will the federal employees who implement a government-run health care option begin to take the Hippocratic Oath in addition to their traditional oath of office?

Will federal bureaucrats pledge to keep in mind the human consequences of their decisions? Will they pledge, as doctors do, to "remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug"?

I suspect they will not.

~ snipet~

President Obama has said over and over that if you like your doctor you'll be able to keep your doctor. This is patently false. If a physician opts not to sign on to a government-run option, and the government-run plan is what you're stuck with, you will lose your doctor. It's as simple and as terrible as that.

The moral lines drawn by my oath are very clear to me. I know they cannot be honored when working with a government system. I will stand my ground and refuse to work with a plan run by people who do not share my oath. Research indicates I am not alone in this position -- but am, in fact, in the majority.




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

Will the Obama administration NOW decide for doctors just what patients they will treat?....of course they will. They will threaten the loss of the medical license of those who do not toe the socialized medicine line.

I am guessing these doctors do not want to depend on the government to pay them.... Like the auto dealers that are waiting and waiting and waiting to be repaid for cash for clunkers


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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:48 AM | Comments (8)


"Where's the Birth Certificate" Signs That Have Sprouted Around The Country





County grills pastor over 'Where's birth certificate?'

Democrats want church service as polling place terminated

wnd

Democrats in Tarrant County, Texas, have launched a campaign to have a local church eliminated as a polling place because the pastor has posted a statement of his own choosing – "Where's the Birth Certificate?" – on the facility's marquee.

County officials have asked Pastor Gary Hopkins of Maplewood Baptist Church, which for a number of years has served the community as a polling place, to authenticate a photograph supplied to the local Democrats by an informer.

County Elections Administrator Steve Raborn told WND, "I'm not aware that this is a violation of any election law or anything like that."
He said there have been a variety of requests in the past for particular locations to not be used as polling places, "generally based on some kind of problem that cropped up during an election."
But he said he was unaware of other requests based on a slogan posted at a private property during the hundreds of days during the year it is not used for polling.

The executive director of the Democrats, Keith Annis, told WND he viewed the problem as similar to facilities that don't comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, have terrible parking or where "people were rude."

"We got two complaints about it," Annis told WND. "When I saw the photograph taken of the marquee, I agreed with the concern and pursued it."

He suggested such locations must be politically neutral all year round if they want to serve the electorate during elections as polling locations.

"The question quite clearly and obviously refers to the birthers controversy, drummed up by opponents of President Obama," he said. "Quite clearly it indicates a bias or political opinion.
"A polling location should not have any opinion or bias," he said. "A church known as a polling location expressing a strong political opinion … that might make some voters uncomfortable going there," he said.

As for the question itself? He said President Obama's birth certificate is in Hawaii, and he hasn't seen it because he hasn't been to Hawaii.

Raborn said it would be the county commission that would make decisions on changes of polling locations.

Pastor Hopkins describes himself as passionate about his faith, his church and his country.

The sign appeared more than a month ago, and Hopkins reported he received only one call concerning the sign in the first month – from a ministry leader at another church who labeled him a racist for posing the question. Then this week, he told WND, he got a couple more calls and the e-mail from the county, demanding to know if the photograph was real.

"I'm presuming they're wanting me to say that is an actual picture," Hopkins said, "I'm assuming they'll no longer want to use us as a polling place."

The e-mail from Raborn asked: "Attached is a photo I received today from the Tarrant County Democratic Party along with a request that we no longer use Maplewood Baptist Fellowship as a polling place.

"Can you confirm that the photo is accurate?"

Hopkins, whose church website highlights news about Israel and an Islamic supremacist organization, said his own church members had raised no objections. He said one man wondered how long it has been posted and a second who suggested it perhaps wasn't the best message available.

Hopkins told WND he put up the sign in front of his small church because he is supposed to have freedom of speech in the United States and he feels it is a question that needs an answer.
He's found out that the callers he's had have been unable to answer the actual question either, "but they don't care."
"If you raise any questions, then they demonize you and all that. Disagreeing with [them] on policy doesn't make me a racist," he said.




Billboard went up in front of Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Hotel.






This sign in Quilcene, Wash., on Center Road, a state highway that connects 101 and 104, leading to the Hood Canal Bridge.

"Lots of tourists pass by this sign all summer long," said the folks responsible. "We are proud of our contribution, however humble."


Another effort, by an unknown supporter, appears on Kenwood Drive in Spring Valley, Calif., in San Diego County.

The fence on which this sign hangs faces a large Presbyterian church, so all members see the banner upon exiting on Sunday morning, notes the photographer.



This is from the the mall is near Knotts Berry farm


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


The Church is located in the town is North Richland Hills. a suburb of Ft.Worth. God bless Texas!!

Regarding the Church and their sign, the ‘rats are running scared. It is a perfectly valid and very important question. If the ‘rats go after the person that poses the question, rather than offer an answer...well, probably means they don’t have an answer.

"The question quite clearly and obviously refers to the birthers controversy, drummed up by opponents of President Obama," he said. "Quite clearly it indicates a bias or political opinion.

Wrongo Mr.Annis! It clearly refers to a constitutional matter requiring barack obama abide by Article 2 Section 1 of the Constitution to prove he is a natural born citizen!


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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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The Balloonist



A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

"She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."


"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"


"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."


The man smiled and responded, "You must be an obama Democrat."


"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"


"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."



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LOL I love these jokes.



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


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Sister, Brother Reunite in Iraq



Chief Warrant Officer Heath Wieseler chats with his sister, Sgt. Andrea Wieseler, in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter on COB Speicher Aug. 13. Heath and Andrea spent a few days together after not seeing each other for more than two years.


Sister, Brother Reunite in Iraq

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq

Deployments usually separate Soldiers from their families. However, for one Red Bull Soldier, it provided the chance to reunite with her brother.

Sgt. Andrea Wieseler, a telecommunications sergeant with the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, hadn't seen her brother, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Heath Wieseler, in more than two years. Heath, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot, is deployed to Contingency Operating Base Speicher with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division.

Andrea's supervisors allowed her to take some time to meet up with her brother.

"I have been waiting for this since the day I arrived in Iraq," Andrea said.

Although Heath knew there would be a possibility Andrea would get the opportunity to come up and see him, she surprised him early. He was on a mission to drop off passengers at Camp Liberty in Baghdad. At the last moment, he was informed he was to pick up passengers to take back to COB Speicher, not knowing one of those passengers was his sister.

They flew to COB Speicher and after Heath landed the helicopter, they greeted each other with a hug and the emotions started to flow.

"It caught me by surprise when I looked back to see her get on the helicopter," Heath said.

It turned out they were able to spend a few days to catch up on old times and have some great laughs.

"Everything worked out perfect," said Andrea. "I was so happy to have him pick me up in his helicopter; he is a real hero to me."

Heath has traveled a lot in his 16 years of active duty. Military training and travel have prevented him from returning to his hometown of Howard Lake, Minn., to see his family.

"It was so great to have Andrea around," Heath said. "It was nice to be with family, someone you can share common things and talk about family back in Minnesota."

The two of them spent time talking, laughing and sharing events of the past two years. Heath talked about his wife Geri and sons Tyler and Trevor, while Andrea shared her experiences of the deployment so far and the friendships she has made.

"I was so excited; it was a dream come true," Andrea said. "I waited a long time for this."



Wild Thing's comment......

What a neat story, I am thrilled they got to see each other in Iraq. That time together will be special to them for the rest of their lives.

God bless Sgt. Andrea Wieseler and her brother Chief Warrant Officer Heath Wieseler.



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August 25, 2009

Democrat Wanna Be John McCain Gets Booed At His Townhall Meeting






Remember duringi the campaign last year what McCain did. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR

McCain on the campaign trail tells a crowd Obama is not a person that you should be scared of, and then takes the microphone away from the lady that said Obama was Arab...




Wild Thing's comment......

This post will be located under the fold DemoRATS in my sidebar. McCain might as well go join the DNC for all the good he does for the Republican party and forget about him having one ounce of conservative in his DNA.

First he ran a campaign to lose, he defends these people after what they did to Gov palin and her family!


McCain is despicable! Just add this continued BS to what he did with the 1992 Senate Select Committee on POW/MIAs.



“...Senator McCAIN Poised to SNATCH DEFEAT FROM the Jaws of VICTORY...”
From Rush Limbaugh:( transcript)

Senator John McCain says
that President Obama will have to drop proposals for a government-run health insurance option
if he hopes to reach congressional agreement on health care reform."
So far, so good.
I'm still reminded of last week.
I was laughing myself silly when news came out and how big news it was
that McCain was voting with Republicans. (laughing)
Our nominee, our presidential nominee, and there was a huge story, about it:
"Ah, he's voting with Republicans now!"
Of course, he was called a sellout by the left.
So, so far, so good.
"McCain says
Obama will have to drop proposals for government-run health insurance option
if he hopes to reach congressional agreement on reform.
McCain says
many Americans are losing confidence in Obama,
partly because of concerns about the so-called public option.

"So McCain proposed
that Obama meet with members of both parties in Congress
to find areas of agreement, abandon the public option,
and then make clear exactly what he wants in the legislation."
Just as things were going good.
Just as things are going good, what happens?
McCain rides in to, quote, unquote,
"save the day."
You know, I've got this deja vu Gang of 14 thing running through my head.
Right, public option is no good, won't pass.
Leave it there, senator!
Leave it there!
Don't have a meeting with him to figure out what can pass.
Leave it there!
Don't let this guy do it!
Don't...
Oh, no.
Oh, no.
Here we are,
we we've got victory in our jaws. All we have to do is clamp down,
and here comes McCain with the jaw constrictors. (snorts)
(McCain impersonation) "That's right, Limbaugh.
That's right.
Bipartisanship. Bipartisanship.
I'm going to show we can do this if we work together!"
No! No!
You don't want to be part of this.
When the other guy is going to bomb out,
when the other guy is going to flame out,
when the other guy is gonna crash...
McCain, would you follow an enemy fighter pilot down and crash just because he was going to?
No!
You would stay up there and gloat,
especially if you shot him down.
If this guy is going to go down in flames, figuratively speaking,
watch from the cockpit.
Ah, jeez.



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Obama Plans to Desecrate 9/11 With Help of His Friend al Qaeda Sympathizer Lennox Yearwood




Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11

The American Spectator

By Matthew Vadum


The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.

This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year's election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but it's not likely many lawmakers thought this meant that day was going to be turned into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing.

The administration's plans were outlined in an Aug. 11 White House-sponsored teleconference call run by Obama ally Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus, and Liv Havstad, the group's senior vice president of strategic partnerships and programs.

Yearwood, who uses the honorific "Reverend" before his name, has been in the news in recent years, usually for getting arrested. After Democrats took back Congress, the rowdy activist was handcuffed outside a congressional hearing in September 2007 when Gen. David Petraeus was to testify. Yearwood told the "Democracy Now" radio program that he wanted to attend the hearing to hear Petraeus give his report. "I knew that when officers lie, soldiers die," he said.

On the Aug. 11 call, Yearwood and other leaders kept saying repeatedly that they wanted 9/11 to be used for something "positive," "forward-leaning," and "productive," said a source with knowledge of the teleconference.

The plan is to turn a "day of fear" that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.

"They think it needs to be taken back from the right," said the source. "They're taking that day and they're breaking it because it gives Republicans an advantage. To them, that day is a fearful day."

Color of Change is the extremist racial grievance group that isn't happy that TV's Glenn Beck did several news packages on Van Jones, the self-described "communist" and "rowdy black nationalist" who became the president's green jobs czar after jumping on the environmentalist bandwagon. The White House may be behind a push to destroy Beck by convincing advertisers to stop buying time on his show. Jones was also on the board of the Apollo Alliance, a hard-left environmentalist group that is now running large chunks of the Obama administration. The group has acknowledged that it dictated parts of the February stimulus bill to Congress.

With the help of the Obama administration, the coalition is launching a public relations campaign under the radar of the mainstream media -- which remains almost uniformly terrified of criticizing the nation's first black president -- to try to change 9/11 from a day of reflection and remembrance to a day of activism, food banks, and community gardens.

"The organizing term is to 'go dark.' You don't tell the press, don't tell people you think will tell the press," said the source.

Of course, the annual commemoration of the 2001 terrorist attacks belongs to the entire nation, but President Obama and the activist left don't see it that way. They view the nationwide remembrance of the murder of 3,000 Americans by Islamic totalitarians as an obstacle to winning over the hearts and minds of the American people.

"When you criticize them, they are prepared to say, 'Did you want 9/11 to be another day of selling mattresses, like Presidents Day?" the source said. "They are truly trying to change the American mindset."

They view Sept. 11 as a "Republican" day because it focuses the public on supposedly "Republican" issues like patriotism, national security, and terrorism. According to liberals, 9/11 was long ago hijacked by Republicans and their enablers and unfairly used to bludgeon helpless Democrats at election time.

MSNBC's foremost left-wing bloviator, Keith Olbermann, summed up this ugly perspective the week after the Republican Party convention last year:

"But 9/11 has become a brand name. A Republican campaign slogan. Propaganda of the lowest form. 9/11 has become 9/11 with a trademark logo. "9/11 TM" has sustained a president who long ago should have been dismissed, or impeached. It has kept him and his gang of financial and constitutional crooks in office without -- literally -- any visible means of support. "9/11 TM" has made possible the greatest sleight-of-hand in our nation's history."

On Aug. 4, the White House offered a glimpse into its plans to desecrate 9/11 for political advantage. Jones appeared in a largely ignored 33-minute video posted on the official blog of the White House to discuss the administration's plan to flush 9/11 down the memory hole just as it has tried to do by rechristening the Global War on Terror the "Overseas Contingency Operations."

Of this National Day of Service, Jones says little except that it will be a great opportunity "for people to connect, to find other people in your peer group who are also passionate about repowering America but also greening up America and cleaning up America."

On the same day, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, and Department of Energy Under Secretary Kristina Johnson and activists held a low-key press conference. At it, Yearwood said the National Day of Service will be "the first milestone" of a larger effort called Green the Block that is attempting to convince Americans that the utopian fantasy of a so-called green economy is possible without turning the U.S. into a Third World country.

"From policy creation to community implementation, the Green the Block campaign wants to see access and opportunity created for all Americans, to build prosperity and a healthier planet for future generations," Yearwood said.

At no time does anyone explain why this National Day of Service has to be held -- of all the 365 days in a year -- on Sept. 11.


Green the Block website

Obama Turns 9/11 Observance Over to al Qaeda Sympathizer

Matthew Vadum, writing in today's American Spectator, blows the cover off Barack Obama's plans to hijack the observance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by turning it over to the radical leftist Lennox Yearwood of the politically well-connected Hip Hop Caucus. Yearwood calling the war on al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan in response to 9/11, "immoral".

Yearwood is a Marxist who works closely with other leftist terrorist supporting groups including the ANSWER Coalition, and Code Pink. Yearwood and his anti-American allies have been working to bring about America's defeat in the war on terror.

Obama's White House is no stranger to this crowd. One of Obama's top fundraisers and donors was Code Pink co-founder and Osama bin Laden sympathizer Jodie Evans. (The mainstream media steadfastly refused to investigate Obama's ties to Evans during last year's campaign.)

Yearwood has formed a group called Greening the Block whose policies echo the 'no blood for oil' mantra used by the anti-American left to undermine America's effort to win the war on terror.


Here's a video from October 27, 2007 of Yearwood speaking at a 'No War, No Warming' rally led by Code Pink at the U.S. Capitol. Yearwood accuses the U.S. of waging war "to steal the oil from the Middle East" (isn't that what bin Laden says?)

The annointing of Lennox Yearwood is a signal to our enemies that Obama sides with them and not America on September 11.

Yearwood's bio from his blog at the ACLU:

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. is the President of the Hip Hop Caucus. In 2004 he was the co-creator of the Vote Or Die! campaign with P. Diddy, and served as Russell Simmons’ Political and Grassroots Director. He was also the Executive Director of Hip Hop Voices a program of Voices for Working Families at AFL-CIO. Rev. Yearwood is a nationally recognized activist and community organizer, known in particular for organizing for justice in response to Hurricane Katrina and for his fierce opposition to the war in Iraq.

Yearwood also serves on the board of Progressive Democrats of America

Yearwood is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War (he did not serve in Iraq). He was a 2nd Lt. in the Air Force Reserve.

In the face of political pressure, the Air Force backed down on kicking him out of the reserve for conduct "clearly inconsistent with the interest of national security."

Rev. Lennox Yearwood victorious in suit against US Air Force over discharge


Barack Obama regarding the 9/11 jihadi attacks:

The New Yorker

In one of the “very serious” articles about Mr. Obama, called “Making It,” in the current issue of The New Yorker we are treated to his response to 9/11 as published in the September 19th 2001 edition of the Hyde Park Herald:

Even as I hope for some measure of peace and comfort to the bereaved families, I must also hope that we as a nation draw some measure of wisdom from this tragedy. Certain immediate lessons are clear, and we must act upon those lessons decisively. We need to step up security at our airports. We must reexamine the effectiveness of our intelligence networks. And we must be resolute in identifying the perpetrators of these heinous acts and dismantling their organizations of destruction.
We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness. The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others. Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent, is not innate; nor, history tells us, is it unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity. It may find expression in a particular brand of violence, and may be channeled by particular demagogues or fanatics. Most often, though, it grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.
We will have to make sure, despite our rage, that any U.S. military action takes into account the lives of innocent civilians abroad. We will have to be unwavering in opposing bigotry or discrimination directed against neighbors and friends of Middle Eastern descent. Finally, we will have to devote far more attention to the monumental task of raising the hopes and prospects of embittered children across the globe—children not just in the Middle East, but also in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and within our own shores.


Senator Barack Obama, September 11th 2008

“Today, we honor the memory of the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001, and grieve with the families and friends who lost someone they loved in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. We will never forget those who died. We will always remember the extraordinary efforts of our firefighters, police and emergency responders, and those who sacrificed their own lives on Flight 93 to protect their fellow Americans. And we give thanks for the Americans defending us every day in our communities at home, and in our military abroad.
“On 9/11, Americans across our great country came together to stand with the families of the victims, to donate blood, to give to charity, and to say a prayer for our country. Let us renew that spirit of service and that sense of common purpose. Let us remember that the terrorists responsible for 9/11 are still at large, and must be brought to justice. Let us resolve to defeat terrorist networks, defend the American homeland, stand up for the enduring American values that we cherish, and seek a new birth of freedom at home and around the world.”


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Wild Thing's comment......

This POS can not leave office soon enough!!!! No matter what terrorist Obama does real Americans will Never Forget 9-11, or any of the other attacks that the terrorists have killed Americans. We will never forget our troops either or our Veterans!

Out of all 365 days of the year, they have to pick that day, 9-11, to make a service holiday...a day to remember the thousands who died at the hands of hateful people...now we are suppose to forget about them and go out and do community service???


After Obama became President he had a bill and now we learn this is part of it. It was the Edward M Kennedy National Service Act HR 1388...The GIVE Act The bill passed, 9/11 is designated as “national service day” until someone repeals it. It was all hidden in the bill.

Language to designate 9/11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance has been included as an important provision in the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, or GIVE Act, (H.R. 1388)...

Republicans voting for the GIVE Act:

Alexander (TN)
Barrasso (WY)
Bond (MO)
Brownback (KS)
Bunning (KY)
Burr (NC)
Chambliss (GA)
Cochran (MS)
Collins (ME)
Enzi (WY)
Grassley (IA)
Gregg (NH)
Hatch (UT)
Hutchison (TX)
Isakson (GA)
Johanns (NE)
Lugar (IN)
Martinez (FL)..this POS is leaving office early, He has been vile,horrible rino big time a real LaRaza punk
McCain (AZ)
Murkowski (AK)
Snowe (ME)
Specter (PA)
Voinovich (OH)
Wicker (MS)

In The Bill:

‘(3) CONSULTATION- The Corporation may consult with and make grants or provide other forms of support to nonprofit organizations with expertise in representing families of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and other impacted constituencies, and in promoting the establishment of September 11 as an annually recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance.’.

And Green is the color of Islam.


Remember last year during the campaign I posted about when Obama (He also was alone- Michelle was a no show ) and McCain were jointly visting Ground Zero in NYC. McCain (whom I do indeed dislike as many know) lays a wreath with gentle respect with a military demeanor; Obama just throws his down from a distance with an unceremonial toss, much with the same cavalier, piece of sh*t-look he had when they sung the national anthem and he was the only one on the dais not to show respect.

How much longer can this go on before something gives. OMG this makes me so sick, so angry.

Thank you Mark and RAC, for the various links and information about this.


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

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



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A Real Man VP Dick Cheney Makes Statement on CIA Documents/Investigation





Vice President Dick Cheney gave The Weekly Standard a statement Monday night about the CIA documents and the coming Justice Department investigation

Weekly Standard

"The documents released Monday clearly demonstrate that the individuals subjected to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques provided the bulk of intelligence we gained about al Qaeda. This intelligence saved lives and prevented terrorist attacks. These detainees also, according to the documents, played a role in nearly every capture of al Qaeda members and associates since 2002. The activities of the CIA in carrying out the policies of the Bush Administration were directly responsible for defeating all efforts by al Qaeda to launch further mass casualty attacks against the United States. The people involved deserve our gratitude. They do not deserve to be the targets of political investigations or prosecutions. President Obama’s decision to allow the Justice Department to investigate and possibly prosecute CIA personnel, and his decision to remove authority for interrogation from the CIA to the White House, serves as a reminder, if any were needed, of why so many Americans have doubts about this Administration’s ability to be responsible for our nation’s security."



Should Justice Department Pursue CIA Abuse Cases?

FOX News

Should the Justice Department reopen -- and possibly prosecute -- cases of alleged mistreatment of terror suspects by CIA interrogators?

According to a Fox poll 94% of the people are against the Justice Department reopening and possibly prosecuting cases of alleged mistreatment of terror suspects by CIA interrogators

FOX POLL is HERE


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

GO Cheney! God bless VP Dick Cheney! We are an open target right now! I miss Cheney!

Cheney is not accepting the sham that Obama is leaving the decision to Holder.
Cheney is saying the decision is Obama's responsibility as is right since he is in charge of our Nat'l Security. Good one, VP Cheney!!!



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Detainees Shown CIA Officers' Photos!!





Detainees Shown CIA Officers' Photos


The Washington Post

By Peter Finn

Washington Post Staff Writer


The Justice Department recently questioned military defense attorneys at Guantanamo Bay about whether photographs of CIA personnel, including covert officers, were unlawfully provided to detainees charged with organizing the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

Investigators are looking into allegations that laws protecting classified information were breached when three lawyers showed their clients the photographs, the sources said. The lawyers were apparently attempting to identify CIA officers and contractors involved in the agency's interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects in facilities outside the United States, where the agency employed harsh techniques.

If detainees at the U.S. military prison in Cuba are tried, either in federal court or by a military commission, defense lawyers are expected to attempt to call CIA personnel to testify.

The photos were taken by researchers hired by the John Adams Project, a joint effort of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, to support military counsel at Guantanamo Bay, according to the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the inquiry. It was unclear whether the Justice Department is also examining those organizations.

Both groups have long said that they will zealously investigate the CIA's interrogation program at "black sites" worldwide as part of the defense of their clients. But government investigators are now looking into whether the defense team went too far by allegedly showing the detainees the photos of CIA officers, in some cases surreptitiously taken outside their homes.

If proved, the allegations would highlight how aggressively both military lawyers and their allies in the human rights community are moving to shed light on the CIA's interrogation practices and defend their clients. Defense attorneys, however, described the investigation as an attempt by the government to intimidate them into not exposing what happened to their clients.

When contacted about the investigation, the ACLU declined to discuss specifics.

"We are confident that no laws or regulations have been broken as we investigated the circumstances of the torture of our clients and as we have vigorously defended our clients' interests," said Anthony D. Romero, the group's executive director. "Rather than investigate the CIA officials who undertook the torture, they are now investigating the military lawyers who have courageously stepped up to defend these clients in these sham proceedings."

It is unclear whether the military lawyers under investigation identified the CIA personnel in the photographs to the al-Qaeda suspects or simply asked the detainees whether they had ever seen them. It is also unclear whether the inquiry involves violations of federal statutes prohibiting the identification of covert CIA officers or violations of military commission rules governing the disclosure of classified information, including to the defendants.

The investigation is being overseen by John Dion, head of the Justice Department's counter-espionage section, who has worked on many high-profile national security cases, including the prosecution of Aldrich H. Ames, the CIA mole who spied for the Soviet Union. The CIA reports security breaches to Dion's office. The Justice Department and the CIA declined to comment.

Air Force Col. Peter R. Masciola, chief military defense counsel at Guantanamo Bay, and his deputy, Michael J. Berrigan, also declined to comment.

The Washington Post could not determine how many and which CIA personnel were photographed, which photographs were shown to detainees, or when.

Romero said he does not know what laws the government thinks the military lawyers may have broken.

"That is the most vexing part of it," he said. "Usually when you're read your Miranda rights or visited by the Justice Department or the FBI, you are given some indication as to what laws are at stake."

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers also declined to address the specifics of the inquiry but questioned its timing.

It is "customary in our experience that any kind of investigation like these are conducted after legal proceedings are finished in the case so as not to interfere with the defense function, not to interfere with the rights of defendants, not to give the appearance that the government is looking to chill the defense function," said Joshua L. Dratel, counsel for the John Adams Project and a former board member of the NACDL, who spoke on behalf of the group.
He added: "The lawyers have a duty to find out what happened to their clients, and to the extent that the government and certain agencies are resistant to that to protect themselves and to insulate themselves from accountability, there is a tension there, and to the extent that this investigation is part of that tension, it's most unfortunate. But the lawyers will not shirk their duty."

A wide variety of groups, including European investigators, human rights groups and news organizations, have compiled lists of people thought to have been involved in the CIA's program, including CIA station chiefs, agency interrogators and medical personnel who accompanied detainees on planes as they were moved from one secret location to another.

"It's a normal part of human rights research projects, and certainly in defense work, to compile lists of individuals who interacted with clients," Romero said.

Tracking international CIA-chartered flights, researchers have identified hotels in Europe where CIA personnel or contractors stayed. In some cases, through hotel phone records, they have been able to identify agency employees who jeopardized their cover by dialing numbers in the United States. Working from these lists, some of which include up to 45 names, researchers photographed agency workers and obtained other photos from public records, the sources said.

The government has largely cut off the airing of details about the CIA's interrogation program during proceedings at Guantanamo Bay, although many have been revealed in government documents.

At the courthouse at the prison, a court security officer, who is thought be in contact with CIA officials, can cut off the audio feed to the public gallery if there is any possibility of lawyers or defendants discussing CIA detention. At a hearing in July, the audio feed was cut when a lawyer for Ramzi Binalshibh, one of the alleged Sept. 11 conspirators, mentioned sleep deprivation, one of the "enhanced interrogation techniques" used at the CIA's black sites.


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

WOW these Gangsters harassing and risking our Intelligence officers and their families by revealing their identity to these Jihadi terrorists...OMG.



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Obama and Eric Holder to Probe CIA Abuse and Criminal Investigation Treatment of Detainees




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Holder to Appoint Special Prosecutor to Probe Terror Suspect Interrogations

The decision comes as the Department of Justice releases a 2004 report from the CIA's inspector general detailing allegations of harsh interrogation practices.

FOX news

After months of consideration, Attorney General Eric Holder plans to appoint a special prosecutor to examine allegations that terror suspects were abused at the hands of their CIA interrogators.

The highly controversial decision comes as the Department of Justice releases a 2004 report from the CIA's inspector general detailing allegations of harsh interrogation practices -- which Holder cited in his decision.

"As a result of my analysis of all of this material, I have concluded that the information known to me warrants opening a preliminary review into whether federal laws were violated in connection with the interrogation of specific detainees at overseas locations," Holder said in a written statement Monday.

The newly-released document claims one interrogator said a colleague once told Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that if any other attacks happened in the United States, "We're going to kill your children."

Another interrogator allegedly tried to convince a different terror suspect detainee that his mother would be sexually assaulted in front of him -- though the interrogator in question denied making such a threat.

Several details in the review had already been reported, such as the alleged use of mock executions and other tactics to scare detainees.

The report said interrogators threatened Abd al-Nashiri, the alleged planner of the 2000 USS Cole bombing, by holding a power drill and handgun to his head. The report said they also staged a fake execution by having CIA officers and guards scream and yell in an adjacent cell and then leading the detainee past a hooded, motionless guard -- who was lying on the floor and made to look like he had been shot.

Holder had reportedly reacted with disgust when he first read accounts in the classified version of the IG report -- a reaction that likely contributed to his decision to appoint a prosecutor.

Holder said in his statement Monday that a "preliminary review" of such cases is the "only responsible course of action" for him to take.

Justice Department prosecutor John Durham will be named for the job.

Holder's move would reverse the policy of the Bush administration and could expose CIA employees and agency contractors to criminal prosecution for the alleged mistreatment of terror suspects in the years after the Sept. 11 attacks.

It would also run counter to President Obama's stated wishes to leave the issue in the past. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs reiterated that view in a brief statement Monday.

"The president has said repeatedly that he wants to look forward, not back," Gibbs said, adding that those who acted in good faith should not be prosecuted. "Ultimately, determinations about whether someone broke the law are made independently by the attorney general."

But Holder stressed that the review is not yet a full investigation, and that even a full-scale probe does not mean charges are in order.

The attorney general noted the controversy the decision is sure to generate but said it should not be taken as a blanket criticism of the U.S. intelligence community. He said those who acted in the scope of the legal guidance provided to them will be safe from prosecution.

"I fully realize that my decision to commence this preliminary review will be controversial," Holder said. "As attorney general, my duty is to examine the facts and to follow the law. In this case, given all of the information currently available, it is clear to me that this review is the only responsible course of action for me to take."

Prior to Holder's decision, the Justice Department's ethics office had recommended that a number of alleged CIA prisoner-abuse cases that were closed under the Bush administration be reopened.

The Washington Post reported that up to a dozen cases could now be examined.

In a memo to the agency Monday morning, CIA Director Leon Panetta urged his staff to stay focused in the face of the "politicized" debate the report is expected to stir up, and defended the way the agency has handled allegations of abuse over the past several years.
"This is in many ways an old story," Panetta wrote, saying many of the techniques have already been made public. He wrote that the CIA obtained intelligence from high-value detainees "when inside information on Al Qaeda was in short supply," and that his role now is to "stand up" for officers who followed the legal guidance given to them.

Parts of the report suggest the intelligence gleaned through the enhanced interrogations was invaluable -- but it also is not clear whether that intelligence could have been extracted through more conventional interrogation methods.

According to a memo by an unknown author included at the end of the report, the program was considered an "absolute success."

The memo said detainees provided information that led to the arrest of other terrorists and revealed a number of terrorist plots -- including a planned attack on the U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan; a plot to derail a train; a plot to blow up several gas stations; and a plot to attack the tallest building in California.

A federal judge had ordered the IG report made public Monday, in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Both the report and the announcement of a probe drew split reactions from lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Democrats like Sen. Patrick Leahy, Vt., said the report showed "clear evidence" interrogators overstepped their bounds. Republicans like Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Mich., said the probe "risks disrupting CIA counterterrorism initiatives."

In another development, Obama signed off on setting up a special interrogation team that would be placed at the FBI but report directly to the White House-based National Security Council.

Though such work typically falls to the CIA, one senior U.S. official told FOX News that the CIA did not want to house the new initiative.

"They're glad to be out of the long-term detention business," the official said.

The unit's structure would depart significantly from such work under the Bush administration, when the CIA had the lead and sometimes exclusive role in questioning Al Qaeda suspects.



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Let me tell you, all this is, and I'll tell you what it means, I really think this means that the public option in health care is dead. If it's not dead, it is dying, it is close. Republicans and Conservatives helped a lot. But also this. What's happened is, and remember I told you last week when I was in Los Angeles I spent a lot of time on these kook websites, like the Democrat Underground, the Daily Kos. These lunatics are just livid over the failure of the public option. They are livid that the White House floated a trial balloon via Kathleen Sebelius, the public option was not crucial, they were livid that Obama then backed it up and then of course they reversed the trial balloon, oh, no, the public option we can't go forward without it and a bunch of Democrats went out there, Pelosi and so forth said so. But they're losing their base on this. They're really at each other's throats.

The CIA stuff, this new interrogation, all it is, I'm telling you, trust me, don't doubt me, all this is is an attempt to get these people back in gear because they hate the whole idea of an imperial US military more than they want the public option. They want Al-Qaeda to be portrayed as the good guys. They want the Taliban to be portrayed as the good guys. They want the US to be portrayed as the bad guys. Now, Obama and his team think that their position on Bush, Iraq, Afghanistan is a large factor in their election victory in 2008. They are mistaken about that, but that's what they believe and so they're changing the subject. They're changing the subject from the debacle that health care has become; they're changing the subject from the fact the public option is in big trouble, and they're trying to rally the base now with a golden oldie, something from the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites. I mean Afghanistan and Iraq are Obama's problem now, but they're trying to go back, once again, and revive this notion that America was a torturing nation and that we're not going to torture anymore.

I think this is an act of desperation, it is an attempt to change the subject, it's an attempt to get his base back on his side again because they know -- and I think this is true, it's frightening, but it is true -- the Democrat base, the far left radical lunatic fringe base, cares more about this country being humiliated militarily, foreign policy-wise, than they care about the public option. Obama's gotta get 'em on his side. This CIA stuff, I mean pulling it out of a hat, what the hell is the deal here? He's going to close Gitmo anyway, what are we talking about interrogation techniques? He's already told Holder, the attorney general, to process a new policy that interrogation will also feature Miranda rights, that when we carpet these clowns in the battlefield they gotta be read their Miranda rights, they're going to be given access to the US Constitution as criminals, not enemy combatants or prisoners of war. Why bring this all back? It's pure politics, it's nothing but a golden oldie and it shows how out of step they are.

This is all part and parcel of the campaign mode with Obama trying to get that base back.

This is all about getting his base back, and it's all about destroying United States national security in the process!!


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

Headline should be :Obama Attorney General ready to launch war against our own intelligence services

This is a back door way to get at President Bush and Vice President Cheney. In addition, it will further destroy the CIA. The enemies of our nation are celebrating this move and the terrorists must be cheering for Obama and Holden as these two help the terrorists do their work to destroy our country and our security.


Also maybe this too, the purpose of this is to keep claimed transgressions of the Bush administration front and center in peoples’ minds so that the ostammer shell game “Don’t look here......look there” can continue. When things are going badly, change the subject back to somebody you can bash and ridicule with impunity, such as the CIA activities under the Bush administration. The media will definitely run with this because for them it will be like getting another big bite at Abu Ghraib. It will dominate the media and death care and cap ‘n hoax will quietly slip under the radar and be passed. With ostammer starting to tank, they have to do something to take the focus off him.


Now is a good time for the CIA to get ahold of Obama's genuine birth certificate and school records released to the public.



....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 08:48 AM | Comments (4)


Jon Voight at Hannity’s Freedom Concert ~ Video



He promotes patriotism and slams Obama



Actor/Director and Conservative Activist John Voight gives the Obama administration HELL and has advice to go forward -for the patriots in the audeince of Sean Hannity's 2009 Atlanta Freedom Concert.

Jon Voight at Hannity’s Freedom Concert: ‘If we let Obama have his way, he will ruin America’




Wild Thing's comment......

I love it, thank you Jon.

Posted by Wild Thing at 08:47 AM | Comments (3)


Congressman Eyes Lawsuit Over Number 44's Eligibility



Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz


Congressman eyes lawsuit over president's eligibility

Republican finds birth certificate sizzling topic at Arizona town hall

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WASHINGTON

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Arizona, told a townhall meeting in Kingman yesterday he is considering a lawsuit to establish Barack Obama's eligibility for the presidency.

Franks said there is conflicting evidence on the question of Obama's status as a "natural born citizen."

His allusion to the possibility of a lawsuit forcing release of Obama's original, long-form birth certificate is as far as any member of Congress has gone on this issue.

The eligibility issue was one of the hottest topics at the town hall meeting that included concerns about national defense, stimulus spending, health-care bills and the "cash-for-clunkers" program.

Franks said it would take 34,000 years to pay off the indebtedness incurred by the Obama administration.

Some 950 people attended the boisterous event in a local church.



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

You know this whole thing is so odd. The freak Obama will not stop fighting this and it only makes him look more guilty.

Hi birth certificate.

And medical records.

And college transcripts.



....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 08:46 AM | Comments (2)


Obama's Spending Plans Will Nearly Double the National Debt





Wall Street Journal reporter Steve Moore reported on Greta Van Sustern's show tlast night on FOX News that the Obama Administration is borrowing $5 billion each month just to stay afloat. The US is paying $1.2 billion each month just on interest on the US debt to China. China is holding $776 billion in US Treasury Securities..


"Obama’s Spending Plans Will Nearly Double the National Debt--White House Leaked the News Late on Friday"

Monday, August 24, 2009

CNSNews

In news leaked late Friday to the Reuters news agency, the White House conceded that the national debt will increase by $9 trillion over the next ten years, nearly doubling a national debt that now stands at $11.67 trillion.

Until now, the White House had been estimating that the national debt would increase by $7.108 trillion between 2010 and 2019. On Friday evening, Reuters reported that an unnamed senior administration official was saying that a report due from the Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday would indicate that the debt would actually increase by $9 trillion during that period, almost $2 trillion more than the administration had previously estimated.

Since the beginning of the republic in the late 18th century, the U.S. government has accumulated a total of $11.67 trillion in debt. In the next decade, under the budget plans the Obama administration has in mind, that debt will almost double to about $20.67 trillion.

The administration is planning to run an average annual deficit of about $900 billion—or almost a trillion dollars—for each of the next ten years.

Until this year, according to historical budget tables published by the White House Office of Management and Budget, the largest annual budget deficit the U.S. government ever ran was in fiscal 2008, when the deficit was $458.5 billion.

The average deficits the Obama administration is now planning to run in each of the next ten years will now amost double that.


Wild Thing's comment......

Obama is simultaneously printing the US dollar into oblivion (foreign investments in US debt have fallen off a cliff, graphically, in the past couple of months) nationalizing private enterprise, bailing out the banksters, and preparing to tax the hell out of every man, woman and child in this country, and doling out billions to his political supporters (ACORN, etc.).

President Reagan must be rolling in his grave at what is happening.

Reagan increased defense spending, especially on high tech strategic weaponry like stealth and missile defense. What makes that spending so different is that

1) Defense spending was used to topple the Soviet Union, which when accomplished, would free up a huge chunk of spending

2) The defense spending flowed into high paying engineering and US-based manufacturing (US citizens and companies). This floated a lot of boats and increased tax revenues proportionately.

This is completely different than throwing money down a Rat hole, never to produce any velocity or multipliers in economic expansion.


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:44 AM | Comments (6)


August 24, 2009

Vietnam Veterans....Honor, Valor, Courage


Retired Army Col. Robert L. Howard, a Medal of Honor recipient, talks to Soldiers at Joint Task Force Guantanamo, July 29. Howard travels the country telling his stories and the importance of patriotism, leadership, democracy and the history of the Medal of Honor. JTF Guantanamo conducts safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detainees, including those convicted by military commission and those ordered released by a court. The JTF conducts intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination for the protection of detainees and personnel working in JTF Guantanamo facilities and in support of the War on Terror. JTF Guantanamo provides support to the Office of Military Commissions, to law enforcement and to war crimes investigations. The JTF conducts planning for and, on order, responds to Caribbean mass migration operations.


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Retired Army Sgt. Maj. Gary Littrell, a Medal of Honor recipient, removes his medal from his neck to pass around to service members at Joint Task Force Guantanamo, July 29. Littrell travels the country telling his stories and the importance of patriotism, leadership, democracy and the history of the Medal of Honor. JTF Guantanamo conducts safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detainees, including those convicted by military commission and those ordered released by a court. The JTF conducts intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination for the protection of detainees and personnel working in JTF Guantanamo facilities and in support of the War on Terror. JTF Guantanamo provides support to the Office of Military Commissions, to law enforcement and to war crimes investigations. The JTF conducts planning for and, on order, responds to Caribbean mass migration operations.



Honor, Valor, Courage

by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Rougeau

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba

The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government to service members who distinguish themselves through gallantry and intrepidity, risking his or her life above and beyond the call of duty against enemies of the United States of America.

Two such heroes, Medal of Honor recipients retired Army Col. Robert L. Howard and retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gary L. Littrell visited U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to share their experiences of valor with Joint Task Force Guantanamo service members at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Liberty Center in Camp America, and throughout the naval station.

Both retired Soldiers travel around the country and overseas visiting service members, telling their stories and talking about the importance of patriotism, leadership, democracy and the history of the Medal of Honor.

"We just go around the country to extend our appreciation for your service," Howard said. "We are privileged; this medal that I wear around my neck is for all service members."

Howard is arguably one of the most highly-decorated service members in American history, with a list of awards and decorations that would impress any experienced service member. He served five tours in Vietnam and has been nominated three times for the Medal of Honor for three different heroic actions during a 13-month period. By today's law, only one Medal can be issued to any one person in their lifetime, regardless of how many heroic acts they have performed.

Littrell's list of heroics, awards and decorations are equally impressive from his tour in Vietnam. Both Howard and Littrell risked their own lives to save the lives of others by taking charge of their unit, engaging with the enemy during a fierce battle, caring for the wounded and evacuating their Soldiers to safety.

"The best advice I can give to young men and women in the military today, and especially our young leaders, is to make sure before you deploy into a combat zone that your service members are properly trained," Littrell said. "Training is everything and everything is training."

These stories left the audience speechless and astounded at the heroic acts that saved the lives of the men's comrades during the battles in which they both served.

"One of the biggest things they mentioned was about taking care of your service members, not yourself, and that's one of the things people needed to learn if you're here for them and not for yourself," said Army Master Sgt. Jose Alicea.

Some of the service members in the audience could relate to their stories through their own experiences while deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.

"I am just in awe being in their presence and [the fact] that some of them are still alive to receive this honor," said Army Capt. Kathy Babin. "Just listening to Col. Howard, it brought me back to that moment when I was deployed and my first thought was about taking care of my Soldiers."

The Medal of Honor was established in December 1861, and since then has been awarded to 3,447 recipients, of which 95 recipients are still alive today. There have been 19 double recipients of the Medal of Honor.

Howard told his audience that commitment to your service members and doing the right thing is important. The message they brought to the service members of Guantanamo was the importance of patriotism and leadership, which they both spoke about repeatedly.

When each of the Medal of Honor recipients was asked about his own heroism and what inspired them to do what they did, both modestly replied "This was something that had to be done at the time."

Both Howard and Littrell travel extensively every year visiting service members worldwide to boost morale and share their experiences, talk about patriotism and the love they have for this country.



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

WOW what amazing American's!! Thank God for our Veterans and our troops today.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (7)


Fed-up Marine Has Guns Blazing to Oust Democrats ~ Go Jesse Kelly!




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Jesse Kelly stands for limited government, fiscal sanity, and free market solutions to bring about economic recovery and restore liberty. It take leadership and integrity to represent our nation and I stand by our founding principles and the core values of America's greatness. Join us and together we will retake the Congress in 2010.




Fed-up Marine has guns blazing to oust Democrats

'They're destroying this nation, and while I'm still breathing, I will not let it happen'

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By Joe Kovacs

"Send a warrior to Congress."

"Does this look like a Rino?"

In the battleground of American political power, candidates for office tend to use every weapon at their disposal to be heard above the din.

Now, a U.S. Marine who helped lead the initial charge into Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein is taking that approach literally by brandishing his M-16 assault rifle in some eye-catching campaign fundraising ads.

Jesse Kelly for Congress website

Vote Jesse Kelly website




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"I'm taking full credit for that," says 28-year old Jesse Kelly of Tucson, Ariz., a Republican seeking to boot Democrat Gabrielle Giffords from the U.S. House of Representatives. "If you're not going to get anyone's attention, you might as well not waste your time or money."

Kelly, who is married and has a 9-month-old son, is splashing his spots across the Internet on high-profile sites such as the Drudge Report, and offering no apologies about the weapon imagery.

"I think people understand fully well that I'm serving my country," he said. "I'm in Iraq at war for my nation. I'm not posing in my bedroom with a gun."

To date, the former infantryman says he's collected about $100,000, expecting to need up to $1.5 million to win the race.

Regarding his "tough guy" theme, Kelly said, "People are sick of politicians from all parties. They're lying to them. People want someone to fight for them in Washington and that's the message I want to convey."

After being honorably discharged in 2004 and taken off inactive reserve last year, Kelly now works in the private sector as a project manager for a construction company that handles commercial water and sewer projects.





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While he says he always loved politics, he never had a desire to be a politician.

But that all changed with the election of Barack Obama – whom Kelly calls a "radical president" – and the signing of the stimulus bill "monstrosity."
"They're spending us off the cliff!" he exclaimed. "They're destroying this nation, and while I'm still breathing, I will not let it happen. It's time to be 'in your face.'"

Indeed, Kelly's online ad thrashes the current administration, stating:

I'm tired of President Obama and the liberals who control Congress insulting us, calling us racist, and calling us a mob. I'm tired of their double-talk. I'm tired of their bait-and-switch shell games. I'm tired of being avoided by my public servants. They have forgotten that they work for us. ...
Ronald Reagan once famously said, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." We are that generation! Either we stand now and fight for our country, or the great United States of America may be but a fading memory.

He told WND his main goals are to "bring fiscal sanity back to Washington, to stop the out-of-control spending, and get back to the founding principles of free market capitalism."



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Here is a video from Jesse's recent Town Hall, August 13, 2009, Green Valley. He stepped in after Congresswoman Giffords (AZ-8) cancelled her scheduled appearance. Gabrielle Giffords (D)- AZ was scheduled to hold an event at the American Legion Post #66 in Green Valley/Sahuarita, Arizona. She canceled, so Jesse Kelly held a town hall in her place. There were folks who support Obamacare and folks who oppose it. Kelly took every question straight on for two hours. Here's a five minute overview of the morning. More clips to come.


Kelly actually took over a town-hall meeting this month when its original congressional host, Rep. Giffords, canceled her appearance.

He stressed there's "no question" the national outpouring of rage against members of Congress is "100 percent genuine."
"These are citizens concerned about a government takeover of one-sixth of the economy," Kelly said, explaining Americans are not ready to give life-and-death decisions to Obama.
"These people are scared of a government that has grown radically out of control."


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Jesse Kelly on the American Dream
Speaking about his 7 month old son, James...... " he does not have full use of all his motor skills yet but he is in debt up to his eyeballs." ( regarding the American dream)

The sound in the video is not that great, but you can still hear what he says and it is awesome.




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

It is exciting to see what is happening. From the Tea Parties, to the Townhalls, and the people speaking out and new people, CONSERVATIVES, wanting to run for office. Thank you God!

And to Jesse Kelly if you see this post, thank you for serving our country, God bless you and your family. And thank you for running for Congress. I am honored to post about you. I don't live in AZ, but our leaders in the long run represent all of our country, all of America when it comes time to vote for things. We need Conservatives and people that love our country.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (6)


Wow!! How does this dog know Obama is trying to give things away!! Must See!


Wow!! How does this dog know Obama is trying to give things away




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

LMAO omg this is so funny. What a smart dog!!!!



......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 (2)


Don't Mess With A Marine!



One of Team Theodore Mark wrote to his Congressman and this is the response he received back from him:


Dear Mark,

Thank you for your message regarding health insurance reform. Hearing from the people of northeast and central Pennsylvania is an integral part of my job in Congress and I appreciate you taking the time to contact me.
Legislators from both political parties and the vast majority of Americans believe that some sort of health reform is needed. The real debate is focused on how best to improve the system. I was one of the Blue Dog Democrats who worked to slow the process down to provide the American people with enough time to be heard and to provide Congress with the time to get the job done right. Getting it done right means that everyone who wants to keep their current doctor and insurance can, that people with preexisting conditions are not discriminated against, and that the plan doesn't add to the deficit.
That being said, the rising cost of our current health care system is unsustainable for working families and small businesses. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research Educational Trust, from 2000 to 2007, premiums increased by 98 percent while wages only increased by 23 percent. Increasing health care costs also threaten our nation's ability to compete in the global economy. In the past ten years, the cost of health insurance to businesses has increased 140 percent. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that spending on health care and related activities will total $2.6 trillion in 2009 - 17 percent of our gross domestic product. Finally, forty-six million Americans are completely without health insurance, including over one million people from Pennsylvania.
As you know, the House of Representatives is currently considering health reform legislation, H.R. 3200, the America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009. In late July, the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and Labor considered and passed differing version of H.R. 3200. These must be reconciled before the full House of Representatives can consider this legislation. A vote on passage in the House may take place this fall, but I will continue to fight to ensure that the process is not rushed by artificial deadlines.
The Senate is also working on comprehensive health reform legislation. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee already passed a bill, but the Senate Finance Committee has yet to complete its version.
I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind as Congress considers H.R. 3200 and health reform legislation. Thank you again for contacting me and please keep in touch.

Sincerely,

Christopher P. Carney
Member of Congress




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Dear Congressman:

I finally received your letter. I had sent mine out almost a month ago. Glad to see congress is so timely.

Obviously, it sounds from the tone of your letter/E-mail your mind is made up and you are voting for Rationed Nationalized Health Care. The kind of Health Care that Has Not worked in The Former Soviet Union, China, Bulgaria,Former East Germany, Hungary,France, United Kingdom and Canada. But you People, who by the way are smarter than God, know whats best for the rest of us Peons .

You talk about how there are so many people without Health Insurance, and even 1 Million of them in Pennsylvania. Whether you know it or not, They can get Health Care anytime they want it. My sister-in-Law is one of those cases. She has made arrangements to pay for her cancer surgery. But under the Rationed Care you so willingly promote, she would not have been allowed the surgery because she is almost 59. So she would be invited to an 'End of Life' counseling session, by some no-name Government Bureaucrat, to learn how to deal with the pain and her ultimate demise. (aka Death Panel) So don't tell me they don't exist, it is in the bill had you bothered to read the damn thing: Section 1233, page 425. Yes Sir, congressman I have read your bill. It is the only way your system could possibly work with any efficiency.

So what you are saying you want the rest of us to pay for Health Care for people who won't/can't or just don't care whether they pay their bills. It isn't good enough for us to pay mortgages of people who have no business even having a mortgage in the first place, we should pay for their Health Care too. Also in that number you cited, there are also 12-20 million Illegals that we would be paying Health Insurance.

Don't try to deny it, Laraza and other Hispanic groups are in huge support of the Rationed Government Socialist Health Care Plan.

In Your wonderful Government Rationed Health Care Bill, the government would make all the decisions, the patient would have no say in any matter concerning his/her health, just some no name cold hearted liberal bureaucrat in Washington who could care less whether someone dies early or maybe lingers on for another week will make that decision.

You call yourself a 'Blue Dog' democrat, supposedly because you voted for Ronald Reagan, I don't believe you are a Blue Dog at all. First of all you are not even old enough to have voted for Renaldus Magnus and second if you vote for this lame excuse of a Bill that would hand over 1/6 of the U.S. economy to a government that can't even take care of its own Veterans nor run Health Care on an Indian Reservation how in hell can it run a system for the whole country.

So Congressman Canery, pseudo Blue Dog democrat, You probably won't even see this Email, but that's ok the whole internet will.

Mark




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

This is fantastic. It is so seldom that any politician actually writes back as you all know, and I love how Mark did not let him off the hook even though his Congressman did respond. When they don't get it, when they won't listen we can't give up.

Thank you Mark for letting me share your response for everyone to read.


....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)


Democrat Congressman With Too Much Power Threatens To Remove Protester



Congressman Sanford Bishop reads for the first 40 minutes of the Town Hall and the Protesters have had enough of the filibustering.

The first words from the video are the Congressman saying "the worst thing we can do (concerning Health Care) is nothing," he then continues reading and the attendees grow tired and say this is "Town Hall Meeting, not a Town Hall Reading," the protesters yell out, "quit waisting our time," then the he says he will have the Sheriff remove a protester.



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In this video which was made by a news outlet ( which is obvious by the slant in from the stupid woman reporter) .....this one shows one of the protesters blasts the Congressman says

"There's going to be an uprising in this country that's gonna make the Boston Tea Party look like a picnic"


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How different from the attitude and philosophy of another Georgia congressman.
7 minutes of one of his last public speeches by Dr. and Congressman Lawrence Patton McDonald. With small changes in some place names, his words -- and his warning -- from 1983 could have importance for Americans in the 21st century -- ESPECIALLY NOW!




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

“This is a complex issue” - Translation: “You voters are too stupid to understand”.

We're not just "the voters". We're not "the electorate".

We're the owners and Chief Executive Officers of this country!!

It is alarming that politicians are increasingly belligerent and resentful toward the constituents that they serve. With every right we give away to a government to get something, we give that right away forever. When we begin to let a ruling class take hold in American we run the risk of elitists telling those they govern what is in their best interest as oppose to what those that voted them in state we need from them.

All governments are in the business of keeping themselves in business and the only way to keep them in check is for the people to rule the government and for that central government to be small enough that they are dependent on us and we not that we are dependent on them. As Jefferson once stated and has been repeated numerous times, “A Government Big Enough to Give You Everything You Want, is Strong Enough to Take Everything You Have.”


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:46 AM | Comments (6)


Will Government Run Health Care the Same as Getting Ones Passport ? ~ LOL


This letter is a thing of beauty (even if the language is a bit rough). You definitely feel the guy's pain! An actual letter to the passport office.

Dear Sirs,

I'm in the process of renewing my passport, and still cannot believe this. How is it that Radio Shack has my address and telephone number and knows that I bought a cable TV from them back in 1987, and yet, the Federal Government is still asking me where I was born and on what date. For Christ sakes, do you guys do this by hand? My birth date you have on my social security card, and it is on all the income tax forms I've filed for the past 30 years. It is on my health insurance card, my driver's license, on the last eight damn passports I've had, on all those stupid customs declaration forms I've had to fill out before being allowed off the plane over the last 30 years, and all those insufferable census forms that are done at election times.

Would somebody please take note, once and for all, that my mother's name is Maryanne, my father's name is Robert and I'd be absolutely astounded if that ever changed between now and when I die!!!!!!

I apologize; I'm really pissed off this morning. Between you an' me, I've had enough of this bullshit! You send the application to my house, and then you ask me for my fu**in' address. What is going on? You have a gang of Neanderthal assholes working there! Look at my damn picture. Do I look like Bin Laden? I don't want to dig up Yasser Arafat, for shit sakes. I just want to go and park my ass on a sandy beach.

And would someone please tell me, why would you give a shit whether I plan on visiting a farm in the next 15 days? If I ever got the urge to do something weird to a chicken or a goat, believe you me, I'd sure as hell not want to tell anyone!

Well, I have to go now, 'cause I have to go to the other end of the city and get another fu**in' copy of my birth certificate, to the tune of $60. Would it be so complicated to have all the services in the same spot to assist in the issuance of a new passport the same day?? Nooooo, that'd be to damn easy and maybe makes sense. You'd rather have us running all over the fu**in' place like chickens with our heads cut off, then find some asshole to confirm that it's really me on the damn picture - you know, the one where we're not allowed to smile?! (bureaucratic fu**in' morons). Hey, you know why we can't smile? We're totally pissed off!

Signed

An Irate Citizen.

P.S. Remember what I said above about the picture and getting someone to confirm that it's me? Well, my family has been in this country since 1776. I have served in the military for something over 30 years and have had security clearances up the yin yang. However, I have to get someone 'important' to verify who I am - you know someone like my doctor WHO WAS BORN AND RAISED IN INDIA!

Sincerely,

You Sure In The Hell Should Know Who.

And we want them to run our health care?!?


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And this one too that is a classic.



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Wild Thing's comment......


LOL the one at the top of the post, the letter, I know just how he feels. All the thing's one has to go through in dealing with anything to do with the government.


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



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (4)


Obama Planning Israel Ambush at Opening of UN Assembly!






Obama Planning Israel Ambush at Opening of UN Assembly!

One Jerusalem

Several sources have informed One Jerusalem that the Obama Administration is planning to significantly step up the pressure on Israel by announcing a comprehensive plan for Israel and the Palestinians at the opening of the United Nations General in September.

Picture this: The anti-Israel nations of the world surrounding President Obama as he demands that Israel give up sovereignty over Jerusalem, abandon settlements, and recognize a terrorist state on the West Bank.

If this happens, Israel will be isolated from the rest of world in a very dramatic manner.

The first sign that something was up came when Egyptian President Mubarak said that the Obama Administration was ready to propose a plan in September and the White House rushed to dampen expectations by declaring that they are nowhere near to readying a plan.

Our sources confirmed that the Obama administration is contemplating this ambush of Israel at the United Nations.


World Jewish Congress Defends Israel, Takes on Obama

One Jerusalem

In light of a Fatah convention that confirmed that these "moderate Palestinians" will not recognize a Jewish State, and growing evidence that the Obama administration is preparing to launch a full scale diplomatic offense on behalf of the Palestinians, at the expense of Jerusalem and Israel's security -- Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress, became the first major Jewish leader to defend Israel against this Obama-driven onslaught.

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Lauder wrote:

Rule No. 1: Respect the sovereignty of democratic allies. When free people in a democracy express their preferences, the United States should respect their opinions. The current administration should not try to impose ideas on allies like Israel.

Mr. Lauder continued:

The administration would also do well to take heed of the Palestinian Authority's continued refusal to recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. This is not a trivial matter. A long-term settlement can only be forged on the basis of mutual recognition and respect. To deny the essence of the Zionist project--to rebuild the Jewish people's ancient homeland-- is to call into question the seriousness of one's commitment to peace.

It is a sad statement of the Palestinians' approach to peace-making that denial of the Jewish homeland is not simply contained in the openly anti-Semitic leadership of Hamas. It is a widespread belief across the spectrum of Palestinian opinion. This reality must be confronted.

Mr. Lauder's rousing defense of Israel came on the day that President Obama bestowed the Medal of Freedom on Mary Robinson, who gave birth to Durban I and legitimized anti-Israel and anti-Zionist sentiments. Obama honored Robinson, despite protests by Jewish and non-Jewish organizations.


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

The UN will side with Obama if he does try to ambush Isael. They already hate Israel at the UN with all the Muslim countries belonging to the UN.

The anti-Israel apparatus within the UN is of considerable magnitude and that added to the evil of Obama is scary.

Good for Mr. Lauder for speaking out about Obama. The people OBama gave the Medal of Freedom too, every one of them shocked me. Not one deserved the Medal of Freedom.

If there is anything Obama can do that is sick, destructive, against our country and Israel. He will do it!!!!



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


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



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:44 AM | Comments (8)


August 23, 2009

wobama, we wee weed the wussy wadical ~ now at -14 all time low!




The person that did this video is brilliant! I love the song and how he/she put the words to fit what has been happening in our country. LOL Fantastic Video!!!!! ~ Wild Thing
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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. These figures mark the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President. The previous low of -12 was reached on July 30 (see trends).

Prior to today, the number who Strongly Approved of the President’s performance had never fallen below 29%. Some of the decline has come from within the President’s own party. Just 49% of Democrats offer such a positive assessment of the President at this time.

At the other end of the spectrum, today’s total for Strongly Disapprove matches the highest level yet recorded. The 41% mark was reached just once before and that came one week ago today. Seventy percent (70%) of Republicans now Strongly Disapprove along with 49% of those not affiliated with either major party.

Check out our review of last week’s key polls to see “What They Told Us.” Topics include health care, the deficit, stimulus package, state polls and more.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern



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


He’s really in a danger zone here, with the “strongly approves” closing in on the “overall approves.” It’s a beautiful sight!!!

And this little piggie went “wee wee weeing” all the way home.

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We The People ~ March on Washington D.C. Sept. 12, 2009


09.12.09 Protest at the Capitol!
It’s time to take the tea party movement directly to Washington, D.C. Please join thousands of local organizers and grassroots Americans from across the country as we gather in our nation’s capital to deliver a message to the politicians: Enough!
Everyone is gathering on 9-12-2009 to deliver our message in person that we’ve had enough!
National Sponsor: Freedom Works



WASHINGTON, D.C. IS A MAJOR TEA PARTY EVENT SEPTEMBER 12, 2009

Guest Speakers:


Lieutenant Colonel Allen West (US Army, Retired)
Col. West delivers a speech that literally brings folks to their feet and brings the house down!


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Jackie Mason


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Proud Black Conservative Entertainer/Speaker "American Tea Party Anthem"


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Steve Malzberg - radio talk show host


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Lisa Mei Norton, Patriotic Singer and Songwriter

“Revolution’s Brewing” written and sung by Lisa Mei Norton

more great songs by Lisa Mei Norton here:

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_music.cfm?bandID=843420


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John Manning of Alexandria, Va winner of World Net Daily's Top Tea Party Speech. John will be presenting his winning speech Defenders of Liberty.




"When people fear the government, there is tyranny. When government fears the people, there is liberty." -Thomas Paine


Please watch this video it has new things added to it. ~ Thank you


"We have an occupant in the White House that declares, with reckless abandon, without substance, America arrogant to the world.....yet Obama, the ignorant usurper is himself the reflection of arrogance beyond the pale."
He has no grasp on the serious nature of leading America. His arrogance and gall goes to the point of trampling, dishonoring, the United States Constitution, sacrifices untold, and hundreds of thousands of lives given as a beacon of hope and freedom around the world.


Congressman Rogers' makes his opening statement on Health Care reform legislation that is under debate in Congress. .....This should be sent to everyone you know. ~ Wild Thing


Washington, DC

Over the last six months the national debt skyrocketed by nearly $3 trillion. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, our national debt will more than double by 2019. Americans will have to pay for this stratospheric spending spree first by begging foreign nations to buy our bonds, and later through higher taxes and inflation.

Grassroots anger at the inability of Washington to live within a budget has been building for some time, and began to boil over in late 2007 as the Bush Administration and Treasury Secretary Paulson abandoned their claimed free market principles to bail out auto makers and Wall Street banks through TARP.

When newly-elected President Obama and his allies in Congress passed the $780 billion debt stimulus plan in February 2009, activists took to the streets.

On tax day, the tea party movement began in earnest. Until now the movement has remained at the local levels. No longer will that be the case. The movement is coming to Washington on September 12, 2009 for a march and rally at the US Capitol.

From autos to banking, the government is crowding out the private sector of our economy. Where Bush bailed out the private sector, Obama is making hostile government takeovers. Ignoring our multi trillion dollar deficit, Washington is considering a massive new energy tax and a takeover of health care.

On Saturday, September 12th FreedomWorks will be joined by over ten thousands of liberty-loving activists to take a stand against politicians who are bankrupting our future. Thousands of local-grass roots organizations which took root from the April 15th tax day tea parties and also joining in will be National co-sponsors include Tea Party Patriots, ResistNet, National Taxpayers Union, Americans For Tax Reform, Young Americans for Liberty, Ayn Rand Center, Campaign for Liberty, Young America’s Foundation, Smart Girl Politics, and The Club for Growth.

The event will kick-off on September 10th and 11th with various events throughout Washington including grassroots leadership training and Capitol Hill visits. The three-day event culminates on September 12th as taxpayers march on the Capitol building.



For more information, including media inquiries, registration, contacting event coordinators, and the schedule of events, please visit our event website .


March on Washington Website


Obama Usurping the Presidency Click here


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GO HERE for Schedule


Thursday, 9-10
9:00am to 12:00pm Liberty Summit at DC Armory (REGISTER NOW!)
1:00pm: Press Conference on Capitol Hill (REGISTER NOW!)
1:30pm to 5:30pm: Grassroots lobbying visits on Capitol Hill
5:30pm Doctors Rally Against Socialized Medicine (REGISTER NOW!)


Friday, 9-11
9:00am Leadership Institute: Internet Activist Workshop (Agenda and Registration) (Complete Leadership Institute Workshop )
10:00am – 5:00pm ParentalRights.org: Lobbyist and Activism Training Seminars, various sessions (Agenda and Registration)
1:00pm Leadership Institute: Grassroots On the Ground Workshop (Agenda and Registration)
2:00pm to 5:30pm Grassroots lobbying visits on Capitol Hill
4:00pm Bureaucrash Happy Hour at Bullfeathers (space limited to 100)
5:00 pm Leadership Institute: Grassroots on the Hill Workshop (Agenda and Registration)
6:30pm to 10:00pm Remember 911 and support the troops at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.



Saturday, 9-12
9:00am Crowd gathers at Freedom Plaza
10:00am March on the Capitol Begins down Pennsylvania Ave.
1:00pm March ends and Rally Begins at West Front of the U.S. Capitol


Additional Speakers for the Saturday Rally March,,,more possibly added :

Dick Armey - FreedomWorks
Matt Kibbe – FreedomWorks
Mason Weaver, San Diego, CA
John Tate, Campaign for Liberty
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots
Darla Dawald, Resistnet.com
Brendan Steinhauser, FreedomWorks
Steve Elliot, Grassfire
Kellen Giuda, New York City
Deneen Borelli, The National Center for Public Policy Research/Project 21
Andrew Langer, Institute for Liberty
Stephen Baldwin and Kevin McCollough, X-Treme Radio
Yaron Brook, Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights
Rev. CL Bryant, Shreveport, Louisiana
Joel Aaron, Atlanta, Georgia
Chris Cassone
Phillip Dennis, Dallas, Texas
Jeff Anderer, entreprenuer
Rep. Tom Price (GA)
Rep. Michelle Bachmann (MN)
Doc Thompson, Richmond, Virginia
Mario Lopez, Hispanic Leadership Fund
Toby Marie Walker, Waco, TX
Andrew Moylan, NTU
Kelly Hoag, Austin, TX
Bruce Bellot


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From Tea Parties to The 912 Project, Americans Are Challenging The Government

Wilson County News.com

August 21, 2009


Harlingen, Texas, August 17, 2009: Be it the Tea Party gatherings, or a 912 Movement that will march on Washington, Americans are at the end of their patience in dealing with a government that is running amuck.

In Sacramento, California citizens have formed a national “Tea Party Express” that will be conducting a series of 35 tea party rallies across the United States to oppose the Obama Administration’s healthcare proposal. Their caravan will start in California on August 28 and travel eastward arriving at their destination just before a massive 9/12/09 Taxpayer March in Washington D.C. Television ads will be run in advance of the 35 rallies as the Tea Party Express travels across the country.

Charter buses have been arranged for Tea party members heading for Washington from Richmond, Virginia. By the first day of August four bus loads of protesters had been confirmed and many more people were expected to sign up for the trip to the Capitol.

Rio Grande Valley Tea Partiers will fly to Washington. Protest marchers from Arizonian, Wyoming, Iowa, Montana, North Dakota and Hawaii have also reported they are planning to be in Washington for the big event.

In the Rio Grande Valley of Texas three tea party organizations have been formed that are drawing large crowds in the cities of McAllen, Harlingen and Brownsville. This is taking place in what is considered the only area in Texas dominated by the Democrat Party.

Glenn Beck’s 912 Project is also heavily involved in the Taxpayer March.
The television commentator’s movement calls upon Americans to restore the nation’s true values, including the goodness of the country, belief in God, honesty, family, justice, hard work, and the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Beck and Fox News Channel plan to cover the 9-12-09 marches on Washington.

Tea Party Patriots are planning to gather at the Hyatt Hotel on Capitol Hill. The overflow crowds will be quartered at nearby Liaison and Washington Court Hotels.

Of course, the Democrat leadership is still attempting to denigrate all of the anti-government actions taking place. With their attacks on groups and individuals, they are not diminishing the movement, but instead are adding fuel to the flames. It will be very interesting to observe the culmination of all these events when the march takes place in our nation’s Capitol on September 12, 2009.



The Tea Party Express is also involved......



website

In addition, the Tea Party Express is inviting members of the media to join the national Tea Party Tour - as embedded journalists - traveling with the tour for part or all of the route.

The Tea Party Express caravan will feature two 45-foot coaches leading a multi-vehicle caravan complete with several RV’s, minivans, SUVs, motorcycles and passenger vehicles. The caravan will travel from August 28 to September 12 on a mission to unify, educate, and most importantly encourage Americans to continue their opposition of deficit spending, government-run healthcare, and irresponsible bailouts. The tour will culminate with the massive “9/12 March on Washington” event organized by a group of influential grassroots organizations.


To get more information about joining the "Tea Party Express" or to schedule an interview with a representative from the tour please contact Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: Levi@FrontLineStrat.com


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2/8 Marines Engage in Six-hour Firefight With Taliban Insurgents


Staff Sgt. James Simmons, a platoon sergeant with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, takes a quick pause during a seven-hour firefight as an U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber drops a 500-pound bomb on insurgent positions here, Aug. 13. Simmons is from Winter Park, Fla.


2/8 Marines Engage in Six-hour Firefight With Taliban Insurgents

by 1st Lt. Kurt Stahl

MIAN POSHTEH

Marines and Afghan National Army soldiers departed their outpost on a combat patrol, Aug. 13, that turned into the largest firefight here since July 4.

The Marines of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, waged an intense six-hour battle with Taliban insurgents who opened fire on the patrol just after 8 a.m.

After moving only about one mile from their combat outpost, the Marines received a heavy volley of enemy gunfire from multiple directions. Without hesitation, the Marines and ANA returned fire to suppress the enemy positions, began maneuvering on the insurgents and call for fire support.

"We sent out the combat patrol anticipating contact," said Capt. E.A. Meador from Laurel, Miss., the company commander. "They always try to hit us in that area."

Within minutes, an AH-1W Super Cobra and a UH-1N Huey were on station overhead to help suppress and engage enemy targets. The Cobra fired several five-inch Zuni rockets into one of the compounds from which the patrol was receiving sustained fire.

The friendly forces maneuvered through thick corn fields with slippery mud while enduring temperatures that exceeded 120 degrees in the afternoon. The muggy heat rose from the corn fields as if it were a sauna, and the Marines sunk into the mud with each step making it feel like weights were attached to their ankles.

"I didn't think it was possible to move so fast through mud like that," said Lance Cpl. Timothy Daughtry, a squad automatic weapon gunner.

In addition to those already challenging conditions, each Marine carried no less than a 60-pound combat load to include body armor, ammunition and water at a minimum. Despite the potential distractions offered by these extreme conditions while under fire, the Marines executed sound judgment calls and made rational decisions without hesitation.

"At the squad and platoon level, the Marines are out there every day and do a phenomenal job," said Meador. "They come back beat and tired, but they are always ready to do it again the next day."

During the engagement, the squad leaders were encouraging and directing their Marines to ensure they were doing everything they could to stay effective and in the fight. No matter how tired they became as time wore on, the voice of experience could be heard across the battlefield.

"Push forward. Keep your dispersion," called out Sgt. Jonathon Delgado, a squad leader from Kissimmee, Fla., as his Marines pressed through the corn field to maneuver on one of the compounds hiding the enemy.

By 1 p.m. – five hours into the engagement – many of the Marines had run out of water. So, water and ammunition redistribution began from those who still had a reserve and continued throughout the remainder of the day as needed.

During the firefight, the Marines were successful in calling in several types of precision ordnance on the insurgent fighting positions, which included rockets fired by the High-Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems based at Camp Dwyer 15 miles away; 81mm and 60mm mortars; and a 500-pound bomb from a U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber.

"We caught them by surprise with our indirect fire assets and inflicted heavier casualties than in the past," said 1st Lt. Kyle Kurtz from Greensborough, N.C., the company's executive officer.

The Marines and ANA eventually maneuvered up to and cleared the insurgent positions initially used to launch the ambush. One moment they were fighting in open fields, and the next they were clearing rooms the insurgents had used as fighting positions – two very different and challenging combat techniques. One squad, expecting to encounter some resistance, went to clear the western compound where the patrol had initially taken heavy fire. As they entered the compound, the only thing that was they found were brass casings and links from the enemy's machine guns.

"It was tense going through the compound," Daughtry commented. "You never know exactly what is coming around the corner."

Between the sprints across the corn fields under fire to clearing compounds, the Marines felt lucky to have made it through the day unscathed.

"I definitely think I have had an angel watching out for me at times," said Lance Cpl. Josh Vance, a team leader from Raleigh, N.C.

In past firefights here, insurgents have kept their distance when engaging the Marines, but things were different during this battle.

"This was the first time in a while that we were able to close with the enemy so effectively," Kurtz said. "We were within 50-75 meters – right on top of them."

The platoon-sized element that took the initial contact was only one surprise Company E had for the insurgents this day. When they started to run, a second platoon was sent out to meet them.

The Taliban militants displaced to another location they had used to launch attacks from in the past – a large wall. During the follow-on fight, the Marines were able to cut off the insurgents' escape route and deny them the ability to use the wall for effective future attacks.

"It was a very successful day for us," said Kurtz.




Wild Thing's comment......

God bless our troops and keep them safe.


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


"Now is the Time to Take a Stand!" by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret.


09.12.09 Protest at the Capitol!
It’s time to take the tea party movement directly to Washington, D.C. Please join thousands of local organizers and grassroots Americans from across the country as we gather in our nation’s capital to deliver a message to the politicians: Enough!
Everyone is gathering on 9-12-2009 to deliver our message in person that we’ve had enough!
National Sponsor: Freedom Works


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Now is the Time to Take a Stand!

by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret.


Days after he was sworn in Obama repeatedly warned that without the economic stimulus of 787 billion dollars it would be catastrophic for the economy. That was after the Bush Administration had already foisted the 700 billion dollar Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP on to American taxpayers. Then on top of those two the Democrat Congress enacted an additional 400 billion dollar omnibus spending bill. So, in less than six months, two administrations, one Compassionate (stealth socialist) Conservative and the other, "spread the wealth around" (socialist in all but the name) placed over 1.8 trillion dollars of additional tax burden on American taxpayers, with the Obama government planning to spend more money than all previous administrations in the entirety of the county's history, combined!

Part of the present problem is that instead of helping the economy, both actions only helped the rich to hold onto their "troubled assets" and has done nothing for Middle America, much less the poor. In fact, fear mongering about the economy over the past two years by Obama and other democrats during the campaign, is at the heart of loss of consumer confidence and has been so successful with the help of the media that when combined with the likes of Barney Frank, Chris Dodd forcing banks to make toxic (that were predictably non-performing) loans to unqualified buyers, combined with oil speculators driving the cost of energy through the roof succeeded in bringing the economy crashing down.

Having fostered, if not created this recession the political left is now full force doubling down with excessive spending, and imposition of government programs that will destroy the economy if allowed to go forward. And, according to Obama that is precisely his plan, why else would he recently say that, "the economy is on track" as the economy tanks? Once national economic collapse is achieved the political left will wave its ugly tentacles, stand on its hind feet and try to declare the end of free market capitalism as a matter of law. Should that succeed, the bright shinning light of the world will plunge to third world darkness, tin-horned dictator actors presuming to be gods will either carve up their own little fiefdoms, or using a "re-educated" military impose the same totalitarian evil empire upon Americans that were the hallmark of tyranny for seven decades under Leninist/Stalinist communism in the USSR. Think it can't happen? Think again. I never thought the U.S. would come this far, this fast. If the left has its way, the United States will join the line of great nations that rose and fell, and it will happen right before our eyes.


The American political left has steadfastly argued that their brand of socialism/communism would be different because of their superior vision, moral authority and culture. Yet all the while they have systematically destroyed the Judeo-Christian culture that actually made America the greatest country the world has ever known; and, in the name of being law abiding citizens we have let them. The left has been replacing the Judeo-Christian way using the courts and their propaganda arm, the so called, mainstream media with a hedonist, godless, secular society all in the name of "Progressive" politics.

These are not true liberals, they are vicious, hateful, evil people whose objective it is to destroy America, and they have the temerity to call themselves "patriots." Barbra Streisand! Or, as General "Stromin" Norman Schwarzkopf liked to say, "bovine scatology!"
We have in the democrat controlled government a façade of righteousness and heart of evil. Obama's Chicago style governance is repugnant to those who understand liberty, free markets and a free society. Anyone who knows anything knows that conservative Americans believe in and practice charity to a far greater extent than any political so called, "liberal" ever imagined or dreamed of doing. We don't need government forcing us to do anything. Maybe it's about time that the silent majority engages in some civil disobedience of its own, such as praying in school, and other public places. What are they going to do lock up over 250 million American conservative taxpayers? I don't think so at least not for now. However, believe me, the loons on the left would evaluate if not act on the notion of killing those who resist them. After all, that would have the salutary effect of reducing the number of people and their damaging effect on the environment. Right? Additionally, it would reduce the size and cost of universal health care. Killing the opposition is the hallmark of socialists and communists, and just because this is America doesn't change that. Anyone who knows non-revisionist history knows what happened in Russia, China, Cuba, Germany, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Iraq and every other country dominated by socialist thinking and governance. The time has come to take a stand, to push back against decades of tyranny by the ideological minority on the left (they comprise 29% of the population), and be ready for a long and difficult fight. Join the March on Washington scheduled for September 12.

It is time to actively express outrage at the behavior of democrat Washington elitists and let them know that Americans are going to take this country back from their "Manchurian" objectives and consign them to history. And if perchance RINOs think they are untouchable, think again; this is not a game. What America needs is: smaller, less intrusive Constitutional government, lower taxes, a balanced budget, borders closed to illegal entrants, and strong, vital Armed Forces.

Be visible, patient, persistent, and be steadfast. Plan to drive in and out of Washington either the same day or over two days; stay with friends, or whatever accommodations you can arrange, take plenty of water, wear comfortable clothing and shoes, an umbrella as a shield from the sun, and be prepared to walk. Those who are not able to participate financially or physically join local events; but engage in all legal activity that expresses outrage at the direction that the political left is trying to take the country. Encourage your friends to join the March or participate in local events. It's time to turn this around, put a stake through the "vampire's" heart and never let it happen again.

Finally, this could actually be a blessing in disguise, because now the majority can see the danger clearly for what they are.

Semper Fidelis




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

Col. Pappas is always good. It sure is time to take a stand, speak out and let our voice be heard.




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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 05:49 AM | Comments (4)


Paratrooper-in-training John Michael, 7, Turns Out To Watch 82nd Airborne Paratroopers Arrive in Indy



Young Fans Turn Out to Watch 82nd Airborne Paratroopers Arrive in Indy


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of Greenfield, Ind., shakes hands with Steve Frazer, President of the 82nd Airborne Division Association while waiting for the arrival of paratroopers from the Fort Bragg, N.C.-based 82nd Airborne Division at Mt. Comfort Airfield in Indianapolis on Aug. 20. More than 150 paratroopers landed at Mount Comfort in three C-130 Hercules aircraft to kick off off the 63rd National Convention of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, being held this year in Indianapolis....Photo by Sgt. Michael Pryor

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Greenfield, Ind., native John Michael, 7, is dressed for the occasion as he watches a C-130 Hercules aircraft lift off after depositing paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division at Mt. Comfort Airfield in Indianapolis on Aug. 20. The arrival of the paratroopers kicked off the 63rd National Convention of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, being held this year in Indianapolis.





Greenfield, Ind. native John Michael, 7, is dressed for the occasion as he watches the progress of an inbound C-130 Hercules aircraft carrying paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division about to land at Mount Comfort Airfield in Indianapolis on Aug. 20. The arrival of the paratroopers kicked off the 63rd National Convention of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, being held this year in Indianapolis.



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"Obama snares Palin, Media in wide blame-game net" by Caroline Baum





Obama Snares Palin, Media in Wide Blame-Game Net

Bloomberg.com

When the political winds shift -- when a party is voted out of power or a policy is panned by the public -- Washington turns to its favorite pastime: the blame game.

And so it is with President Barack Obama, who tripped on his sprint to the health-care-reform finish line. Voters, it seems, want to understand a little more about what ObamaCare will mean for them, what it will do to the doctor-patient relationship, and what it will cost future generations in higher taxes and, yes, rationed supply.

Rather than examine the public’s concerns, the plans’ inconsistencies or the sheer irresponsibility of trying to ram something this big and complicated through Congress without a small-scale trial, the Obama administration is pointing fingers. Lots of them. Most of the targets are just plain silly.

1. Conservative groups

When liberal activists, including trade unions, Acorn and MoveOn.org, protested against anything and everything President George W. Bush said or did, it was called grassroots democracy.
When conservative groups encourage supporters to attend town hall meetings and make their sentiments known to their congressmen, it’s un-American, disruptive and the work of right- wing extremists.

Madame Hypocrite

Where was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, when President George W. Bush was being compared to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis? She was a “fan of disrupters” in those days, as she told anti-war protesters at a January 2006 town hall meeting in San Francisco. Pelosi only developed a thin skin (too much plastic surgery?) when the Democrats took control of the executive and legislative branches of government.
The effort to blame right-wing groups is transparent. If my feedback on a recent column is indicative of the political persuasion and demographic distribution of the protesters, these are ordinary Americans energized by the debate, frustrated at not having a voice and motivated to exercise their right of free speech. Attempts to smear opponents and shut down debate are, well, un-American.

2. Insurance Companies

Garnering support for health-insurance reform by demonizing insurance companies is a cheap shot, albeit one that resonates with the public. After all, these are the faceless bureaucrats who deny or pay claims in a seemingly arbitrary manner and refuse or cancel coverage if you cost them too much money.

Stubborn Facts

Facts are stubborn things, this White House is quick to remind us. And in this case, the facts don’t support the vilification.
If insurance companies were gouging the public, the evidence would show up in one of two places, according to Graef Crystal, a compensation expert in Santa Rosa, California, and occasional Bloomberg News columnist: excessive executive pay or excessive returns to shareholders.
His analysis of five major health insurers shows just the opposite: below-market pay and below-market shareholder returns.
“There’s no case here for undue enrichment of shareholders” or over-compensating CEOs, Crystal finds.
Health care needs a major overhaul, but that’s no reason to make scapegoats out of insurance companies.

3. The Media

I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard Obama point the finger at the media at his town hall meeting last week in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Fishing Expedition

The president, defending the White House’s fishing expedition for “fishy” e-mails on health-insurance reform (suspended this week by popular demand), blamed the media for “distorting what’s taken place.”
Is this the same media that was in the pocket for candidate Obama and waltzed us through the honeymoon? If Bush had been as reliant on his teleprompter as Obama, or said “Cinco de Cuatro” when he meant “Cuatro de Mayo,” the press would have been all over him for being inept.
Sorry, Mr. President, you have no idea what it means for the media to distort what’s taken place. The long-gone Bush administration is getting more negative press than you are.

4. Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin, the recently retired governor of Alaska, 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate and Democrat’s favorite whipping boy (or girl), created a stir with a reference to death panels on Facebook. Palin said she didn’t want her parents or Down-Syndrome baby to “have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide” what kind of medical care should be allocated to these less productive members of society.

Blame the Democrats

This is the same Sarah Palin whose foreign policy experience was summed up during the campaign by her ability “to see Russia from land here in Alaska.” This is the same Sarah Palin credited with changing the terms of the debate? C’mon. That’s too laughable to address.
Besides, there’s a kernel of truth in what she said. Like all goods and services, medical care is a scarce resource that must be rationed. The only question is how: by the market (price) or by government mandate.



If government is doing the rationing, what exactly will bureaucrats use to determine who gets what care and who doesn’t?

Opposition to fast-track health-insurance reform is coming from Obama’s own party. Senator Kent Conrad, Democrat of North Dakota and one of six Finance Committee members involved in bipartisan negotiations, said on Fox News Sunday that the goal is to “get this right,” not meet some “specific timetable.”

He said the Senate lacks enough votes to pass a bill with a public option. “To continue to chase that rabbit, I think, is just a wasted effort.”

There’s always room for one more -- the Democrats -- on Obama’s blame-game list.


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


When I first read this article my reaction was sheesh what an article. I was thinking of how there is no one in the criminal lib media or worse, in the GOP, that will come out and tell the truth like this author. Good for Baum .

The GOP are too chicken to come out and slam Obama, they are afraid to be called racists. Sarah can give a rats behind what the libs or the media thinks of her, so she speaks her mind. The GOP of course refuses to defend her, because they are gutless.

I really think those of the liberal elite who think she lacks intellectual depth are walking right into her trap.
Heh heh


....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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Hannity's Freedom Concert with Mark Levin in Las Vegas ~ AWESOME Videos!



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August 8th 2009. Sean Hannity introduces Mark Levin and the 16,000 plus audience in Las Vegas, NV.
Sean talks about us being called the angry Mob, and how Obama told us to shut up.

He introduces Mark Levin and Mark says....." The Liberal bastards have no idea what they are in for."

Then he talks about our troops fighting to protect us. And how we have a duty to watch our troops back HERE AT HOME. and I agree.
OOHRAH!




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Sean Hannity & Mark Levin (Part 2) Freedom Concert 2009 Las Vegas

Mark says...." NO President has the Constitutional right to change our society..NONE! "
HUGE applause

"The silent majority will NOT be silent any longer."

" I didn't serve and I am not proud of that either. But my Father did he was a WW11 vet . And my granfather was in the 5th Division Marine and he fought at Iwo Jima. and Guam."

"Harry Reid we are coming after your ASS!"

There is more, he is truly awesome!



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Paratroopers Arrive in Indiy for 63rd Annual 82nd Airborne Div Association Convention


Paratroopers Arrive in Indianapolis for the 63rd Annual 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention




Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division run off the runway after landing at Mount Comfort Airfield in Indianapolis on Aug. 20. The Soldiers arrived to kick off the 63rd Annual 82nd Airborne Division Convention.




Joseph Viserta, from Port Jerbis, N.Y., stands with his grandson, Vinnie the Mt. Comfort Airfield in Indianapolis on August 20. Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division landed at the Airfield to kick off the 63rd Annual 82nd Airborne Division Convention. Joseph Viserta joined the Army in 1945.




Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division stand in formation after landing at Mt. Comfort Airfield in Indianapolis on Aug. 20. The Soldiers arrived to kick off the 63rd Annual 82nd Airborne Division Convention.


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August 22, 2009

Marine Corps Vet. Speaks Out At Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Congressman Brian Baird




Marine Corps Veteran At Town Hall Blasts U.S. Congressman Brian Baird About Being Labeled "Brown Shirts"

"Stay away from my kids"

"If Nancy Pelosi Wants To Find A Swastika, Maybe She Should Look On The Sleeve Of Her Own Arm"


" I, David William Hedrick, a member of the silent majority, decided that I was not going to be silent anymore. So, I let U.S. Congressman Brian Baird have it. I was one questioner out of 38, that was called at random from an audience that started at 3,000 earlier in the evening. Not expecting to be called on, I quickly scratched what I wanted to say on a borrowed piece of paper and with a pen that I borrowed from someone else in the audience minutes before I spoke. So much for the planned talking points of the right wing conspiracy. "


Wild Thing's comment......

Oh my god. This just kicks butt. This man is one of the reasons we have freedom in this country.

When he finishes talking he walks up and kisses his wife who is holding their baby. God Bless him and his family and all that stand with him.

That was great, and the congressman better get it!

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An American Anthem ~ Tea Party Commercial






This resulted from a Mom in Alabama asking her high school son to help with a commercial for the Tea Party she was involved in organizing.

Boy, does it slam the message home. Very impressive. Here is her note:


"I asked Justin if he could help me make a commercial for my group's Tea Party. He sat down at the laptop for about an hour and then brought this to me and asked "is this okay, Mom?" After I finished watching it, my stomach was in my throat.. Everyone that I have sent it to has really enjoyed it so I wanted my friends to see it. I am so proud! Enjoy!" (Judith White)



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


Awesome video. God bless this mom and her son Justin. This video cuts right to the quick.

WAKE UP AMERICA! NOW. ... THIS IS THE REAL DEAL.


....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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Letter To Nancy Pelosi from a Vietnam Veteran


Vietnam Veteran Dennis Guthrie Of Guthrie, David, Henderson & Staton, P.L.L.C., Takes On Nancy Pelosi



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Nancy Pelosi, Obama Democrats Call 'Health Care' Protesters 'un-American'


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This is so great, just click the PDF address to read it.

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/Letter%20To%20Pelosi.pdf


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

I love this man's letter, he does not mess around, he gets right to the point. Fantastic!




....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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Best Tea Party Sign by a Vietnam Veteran!


"Vietnam Vets seem to have a way with words"



Wild Thing's comment......

This is just too good not to share. God bless our Veterans!!!



......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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Robert Gibbs Trying to Explain Low Class Obama's "Wee Wee'd Up" Comment


Here is video of a very flustered Robert Gibbs trying to explain what President Obama meant when he said "wee wee'd up."


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Wild Thing's comment......

So now we are stuck with a low class jerk in the White House that when he speaks or gives a comment, if someone tries to explain what he has said has to be concerned with it not being prime time conversation. LOL

Obama needs to take his wife, kids and mother-in-law and head on back to his crib in Chicago and give us back our country. He is soooo not qualified to be president, not now not ever. He is NOT a leader that is why he has to do so many things in the pushy manner of a dictator to get this agenda passed. Bully, lies, trying to intimidate, snitch baloney with the fishy thing, so many things non stop to destroy this awesome country.

He does not get it, he has not clue why our country has been and is so great.


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Man with NO Honor or Principles Ted Kennedy Seeks To Change Election Rules



What Ted Kennedy Wants

He's trying to change election rules—again.

The Washington Journal


Senator Ted Kennedy, who is gravely ill with brain cancer, has sent a letter to Massachusetts lawmakers requesting a change in the state law that determines how his Senate seat would be filled if it became vacant before his eighth full term ends in 2012.

Current law mandates that a special election be held at least 145 days after the seat becomes available. Mr. Kennedy is concerned that such a delay could leave his fellow Democrats in the Senate one vote short of a filibuster-proof majority for months while a special election takes place.

"I therefore am writing to urge you to work together to amend the law through the normal legislative process to provide for a temporary gubernatorial appointment until the special election occurs," writes the Senator.

What Mr. Kennedy doesn't volunteer is that he orchestrated the 2004 succession law revision that now requires a special election, and for similarly partisan reasons.

John Kerry, the other Senator from the state, was running for President in 2004, and Mr. Kennedy wanted the law changed so the Republican Governor at the time, Mitt Romney, could not name Mr. Kerry's replacement.

"Prodded by a personal appeal from Senator Edward M. Kennedy," reported the Boston Globe in 2004, "Democratic legislative leaders have agreed to take up a stalled bill creating a special election process to replace U.S. Senator John F. Kerry if he wins the presidency." Now that the state has a Democratic Governor, Mr. Kennedy wants to revert to gubernatorial appointments.

Beacon Hill has long sported heavy Democratic majorities, so the state legislature has the votes to grant Mr. Kennedy's wish. But does it have the chutzpah? An election is the more democratic option. After witnessing recent attempts by incompetent Governors in Illinois and New York to fill Senate vacancies, Massachusetts voters may have soured on such appointments. Especially when Mr. Kennedy's motivation for changing the law is so obviously born of partisan interest, not principle.



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

You know...a normal guy would have resigned when the terminal situation was given by the doctor. He would have gone to live in peace the last few months. But being a liberal he is not a normal person so forget what I just said. hahaha


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Constitution Under Attack: Senate Panel OK’s Stripping States Of Constitutional Power



Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.)


Constitution Under Attack: Senate Panel OK’s Stripping States Of Constitutional Power

Friday, August 21, 2009

CNSNews.com

An amendment to remove the constitutional right of governors to appoint individuals to U.S. Senate seats that become vacant in between elections was recently approved by a 5-to-3 vote in the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution.

The resolution, which favors direct elections rather than gubernatorial appointments to unoccupied Senate seats as the Constitution requires, was introduced Jan. 29, following news of a pay-to-play scheme involving then-Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is accused of scheming to sell President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat.

Before introducing the amendment, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), a member of the Judiciary Committee, released a statement advocating an end to the constitutional right of Blagojevich-type appointments to Senate seats.

“The controversies surrounding some of the recent gubernatorial appointments to vacant Senate seats make it painfully clear that such appointments are an anachronism that must end,” said Feingold.

“In 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution gave the citizens of this country the power to finally elect their senators,” he said. “They should have the same power in the case of unexpected mid-term vacancies, so that the Senate is as responsive as possible to the will of the people.”
In Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution, dealing with members of the Senate, it states:
“[I]f Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof [governor] may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.”
The 17th Amendment to the Constitution reads:
“When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.”

To be approved, the potential 28th constitutional amendment has to be supported by an overall congressional majority of two-thirds and also by three-quarters of the states. The 27th Amendment made it through in 1992, more than two centuries after it was submitted in 1789.

Feingold’s resolution to change the way open Senate seats can be filled garnered somewhat bi-partisan support, with backing from Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), as well as Mark Begich (D-Alaska).

By September, the Feingold proposal is supposed to reach full-committee consideration where it is expected to face opposition.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) recently told reporters that he is against the subcommittee’s proposition.

"I'm not in favor of our dictating to a state what it should do," said Reid. "We have a system now where some states have special elections and some have governors appoint.”

The Senate leader added: "In the state of Nevada the governor appoints. Even though we have a Republican governor now, I think that's the way it should be – so I don't support this legislation.”
Both Reid and Durbin attempted to deny Burris his Senate seat. To be approved, the potential 28th constitutional amendment has to be supported by an overall congressional majority of two-thirds and also by three-quarters of the states. The 27th Amendment made it through in 1992, more than two centuries after it was submitted in 1789. Republicans on the Senate Constitution subcommittee who voted against the measure include John Kyl (R-Ariz.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), who was appointed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry in November 2002.

The Senate’s Web site reveals that 184 senators have been elected through gubernatorial appointments since 1913.

The Feingold amendment, formally known as S.J.Res.7, states:

“Section 1. No person shall be a Senator from a State unless such person has been elected by the people thereof. When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies.


“Section 2. This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as a part of the Constitution.”



Wild Thing's comment....

I think this has a lot to do with Ted Kennedy too.

This is what we have in power, people that have no respect at all for our Constitution. Only a few, only a handful and thank God for the few we do have.



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Et tu, Netanyahu? by Caroline B. Glick







Et tu, Netanyahu?

JWR

By Caroline B. Glick

This week we discovered that we have been deceived. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's principled rejection of US President Barack Obama's bigoted demand that Israel bar Jews from building new homes and expanding existing ones in Judea and Samaria does not reflect his actual policy.

Housing and Construction Minister Ariel Attias let the cat out of the bag. Attias said that the government has been barring Jews from building in the areas since it took office four months ago in the hopes that by preemptively capitulating to US demands, the US will treat Israel better.

And that's not all. Today Netanyahu is reportedly working in earnest to reach a deal with the Obama administration that would formalize the government's effective construction ban through 2010. Netanyahu is set to finalize such a deal at his meeting with Obama's Middle East envoy George Mitchell in London next Wednesday.

Unfortunately, far from treating Israel better as a result of Netanyahu's willingness to capitulate on the fundamental right of Jews to live and build homes in the land of Israel, the Obama administration is planning to pocket Israel's concession and then up the ante. Administration officials have stated that their next move will be to set a date for a new international Middle East peace conference that Obama will chair. There, Israel will be isolated and relentlessly attacked as the US, the Arabs, the Europeans, the UN and the Russians all gang up on our representatives and demand that Israel accept the so-called "Arab peace plan."

That deceptively named plan, which Obama has all but adopted as his own, involves Israel committing national suicide in exchange for nothing. The Arab plan -- formerly the "Saudi Plan," and before that, the Tom Friedman "stick it to Israel 'peace' plan" -- calls for Israel to retreat to the indefensible 1949 armistice lines and expel hundreds of thousands of Jews from their homes in Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. It also involves Israel agreeing to cease being a Jewish state by accepting millions of foreign, hostile Arabs as citizens within its truncated borders. The day an Israeli government accepts the plan - which again will form the basis of the Obama "peace" conference" -- is the day that the State of Israel signs its own death warrant.

Then there is the other Obama plan in the works. Obama also intends to host an international summit on nuclear security for March 2010. Arab states are already pushing for Israel's nuclear program to be placed on the agenda. Together with Obama administration officials' calls for Israel to join the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty -- which would compel Israel to relinquish its purported nuclear arsenal -- and their stated interest in having Israel sign the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty -- which would arguably force Israel to allow international inspections of its nuclear facility in Dimona -- Obama's planned nuclear conclave will place Israel in an untenable position.

Recognizing the Obama administration's inherent and unprecedented hostility to Israel, Netanyahu sought to deflect its pressure by giving his speech at Bar Ilan University in June. There he gave his conditional acceptance of Obama's most cherished foreign policy goal -- the establishment of a Palestinian state in Israel's heartland.

Netanyahu's conditions -- that the Arabs generally and the Palestinians specifically recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state; that they relinquish their demand that Israel accept millions of hostile Arabs as citizens under the so-called "right of return;" that the Palestinian state be a "demilitarized" state, and that Arab states normalize their relations with Israel were supposed to put a monkey wrench in Obama's policy of pressuring Israel.

Since it is obvious that the Arabs do not accept these eminently reasonable conditions, Netanyahu presumed that Obama would be forced to stand down. What Netanyahu failed to take into consideration was the notion that Obama and the Arabs would not act in good faith -- that they would pretend to accept at least some of his demands in order to force him to accept all of their demands, and so keep US pressure relentlessly focused on Israel. Unfortunately, this is precisely what has happened.

Ahead of Obama's meeting Tuesday with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Al Quds al Arabi, reported that Obama has accepted Netanyahu's call for a demilitarized Palestinian state. Although Netanyahu is touting Obama's new position as evidence of his own diplomatic prowess, the fact is that Obama's new position is both disingenuous and meaningless.

Obama's supposed support for a demilitarized Palestinian state is mendacious on two counts. First, Palestinian society is already one of the most militarized societies in the world. According to the World Bank, 43 percent of wages paid by the Palestinian Authority go to Palestinian militias. Since Obama has never called for any fundamental reordering of Palestinian society or for a reform of the PA's budgetary priorities, it is obvious that he doesn't have a problem with a militarized Palestinian state.

The second reason his statements in support for a demilitarized Palestinian state are not credible is because one of the central pillars of the Obama administration's Palestinian policy is its involvement in training of the Fatah-led Palestinian army. US Lt. Gen. Keith Dayton is overseeing the training of this army in Jordan and pressuring Israel to expand its deployment in Judea and Samaria.

The US claims that the forces it is training will be responsible for counter-terror operations and regular police work, and therefore, it is wrong to say that Dayton is raising a Palestinian army. But even if this is true today, there is no reason not to assume that these forces will form the backbone of a future Palestinian army. After all, the Palestinian militias trained by the CIA in the 1990s were trained in counter-terror tactics. This then enabled them to serve as the commanders of the Palestinian terror apparatus from 2000 until 2004 when Israel finally defeated them. It is the uncertainty about these forces that renders Obama's statement meaningless.

And that gets to the heart of the problem with Netanyahu's conditional support for Palestinian statehood. Far from deflecting pressure on Israel to make further concessions, it trapped Israel into a position that serves none of its vital interests.

For Israel to secure its long-term vital national interests vis-�-vis the Palestinians, it doesn't need for the US and the Palestinians to declare they agree to a demilitarized state or for a Palestinian leader to announce that he recognizes Israel's right to exist or even agrees that Israel doesn't have to commit national suicide by accepting millions of Arab immigrants. For Israel to secure its national interests, Palestinian society needs to be fundamentally reorganized.

As we saw at the Fatah conclave in Bethlehem last week, even if Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas were to accept Netanyahu's conditions, he wouldn't be speaking for anyone but himself. Fatah's conclave -like Hamas's terror state in Gaza - gave Israel every reason to believe that the Palestinians will continue their war against Israel after pocketing their state in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. There is no Palestinian leader with any following that accepts Israel. Consequently, negotiating the establishment of a Palestinian state before Palestinian society is fundamentally changed is a recipe for disaster.

Furthermore, even if Netanyahu is right to seek an agreement with Mitchell next week, he showed poor negotiating skill by preemptively freezing Jewish construction. Domestically, Netanyahu has lost credibility now that the public knows that he misled it. And by preemptively capitulating, Netanyahu showed Obama that he is not a serious opponent. Why should Obama take Netanyahu's positions seriously if Netanyahu abandons before them before Obama even begins to seriously challenge him?

Beyond the damage Netanyahu's actions have inflicted on his domestic and international credibility is the damage they have caused to Netanyahu's ability to refocus US attention and resolve where it belongs.

As Netanyahu has repeatedly stated, the Palestinian issue is a side issue. The greatest impediment to Middle East peace and the greatest threat to international security today is Iran's nuclear weapons program. A nuclear armed Iran will all but guarantee that the region will at best be plagued by continuous war, and at worst be destroyed in a nuclear conflagration.

Netanyahu had hoped that his conditional support for Palestinian statehood, and his current willingness to bar Jews from building homes in Judea and Samaria would neutralize US pressure on Israel and facilitate his efforts to convince Obama to recognize and deal rationally with the issue of Iran's nuclear weapons program. But as Ambassador Michael Oren made clear on Sunday, the opposite has occurred.

In an interview with CNN, Oren said that Israel is "far from even contemplating" a military strike against Iran's nuclear installations." He also said, "The government of Israel has supported President Obama in his approach to Iran, initially the engagement, the outreach to Iran."

From this it appears that Israel has not only made no headway in convincing the administration to take Iran seriously. It appears that Jerusalem has joined the administration in accepting a nuclear armed Iran.

It is possible that Oren purposely misrepresented Israel's position. But this too would be a disturbing turn of events. Israel gains nothing from lying. Oren's statement neutralizes domestic pressure on the administration to get serious about Iran. And if Israel attacks Iran's nuclear installations in the coming months, Oren's statement will undoubtedly be used by Israel's detractors to attack the government.

Some critics of Netanyahu from the Right like Ariel Mayor Ron Nachman claim that it may well be time to begin bringing down Netanyahu's government. They are wrong. We have been down this road before. In 1992 the Right brought down Yitzhak Shamir's government and brought the Rabin-Peres government to power and Yassir Arafat to the gates of Jerusalem. In 1999 the Right brought down the first Netanyahu government and gave Israel Camp David and the Palestinian terror war.

There is another way. It is being forged by the likes of Vice Premier Moshe Ya'alon on the one hand and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee on the other.

Ya'alon argues that not capitulating to American pressure is a viable policy option forIsrael. There is no reason to reach an agreement with Mitchell on the administration's bigoted demand that Jews not build in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. If the US wants to have a fight with Israel, a fight against American anti-Jewish discrimination is not a bad one for Israel to have.

Ya'alon's argument was borne out by Huckabee's visit this week to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. Huckabee's trip showed that the administration is not operating in a policy vacuum. There is plenty of strong American support for an Israeli government that would stand up to the administration on the Palestinian issue and Iran alike.

Netanyahu's policies have taken a wrong turn. But Netanyahu is not Tzipi Livni or Ehud Olmert. He is neither an ideologue nor an opportunist. He understands why what he is doing is wrong. He just needs to be convinced that he has another option.



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

This is so sad, so horrible. Bibi is a smart man, he has GOT to know Barack Hussein Obama is not Israel’s friend.

I honestly don't know what to say to this, I have liked BiBi for such a long time. He seemed so strong and able to stand up to Obama.


Prayers for Israel and for America.



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


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


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Oregon Says No to Chemo and Yes to Assisted Suicide




The Oregon Health Care Plan for retirees has limited dollars for its members. Here is it’s answer to providing cancer treatment or drugs to a retiree with cancer;

NO to treatment or drugs but YES to Doctor Assisted Suicide. You have to go to this web site to see and hear for yourself.

It doesn’t take much for assisted suicide to go from a humane option to a cost-saving device, especially when the state pays for the medical care. One patient in Oregon got a letter that made this all too clear, when in the same letter rejecting her request for life-extending chemotherapy, Oregon offered her “physician-aid-in-dying”. In other words, Oregon offered their customer a heapin’ helping of death:



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

This is so evil, vile and horrifying I have a hard time believing it is happening in our country. I see it is from things like this, but it is just so shocking.

It this can happen in Oregon then it could happen under the ObamaCare Health Care Plan. This is why we have to keep up the pressure to keep government out of health care.

Dear Lord,
Have mercy on us all!
Amen


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


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G.I. Joe & Lillie The Oak Ridge Boys



G.I. Joe & Lillie The Oak Ridge Boys.....


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

I suggest you watch tilll the end. This is really a special video.



.....Thank you Chief.


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


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August 21, 2009

Obama Ignored National Day of Prayer BUT He Gives 5 Minute Ramadan Blessing




Ramadan Kareem

The Freaking Obama White House website

Posted by Rashad Hussain

As the new crescent moon ushers in Ramadan, the President extends his best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world.
Each Ramadan, the ninth month on the lunar calendar, Muslims fast daily from dawn to sunset for 29 or 30 days. Fasting is a tradition in many religious faiths and is meant to increase spirituality, discipline, thankfulness, and consciousness of God's mercy. Ramadan is also a time of giving and reaching out to those less fortunate, and this summer, American Muslims have joined their fellow citizens in serving communities across the country. Over the course of the month, we will highlight the perspectives of various faiths on fasting and profile faith-based organizations making real impacts in American cities and towns.
This month is also a time of renewal and this marks the first Ramadan since the President outlined his vision for a new beginning between America and the Muslim world. As a part of that new beginning, the President emphasizes that our relationship with Muslim communities cannot be based on political and security concerns alone. True partnerships also require cooperation in all areas – particularly those that can make a positive difference in peoples’ daily lives, including education, science and technology, health, and entrepreneurship - fields in which Muslim communities have helped play a pioneering role throughout history.
The President's message is part of an on-going dialogue with Muslim communities that began on inauguration day and has continued with his statement on Nowruz, during trips to Ankara and Cairo, and with interviews with media outlets such as Al Arabiya and Dawn TV.
As this dialogue continues and leads to concrete actions, the President extends his greetings on behalf of the American people.



Obama Wishes 'Ramadan Kareem' to Muslims

Washington Post

Obama released videotaped Ramadan wishes Friday, sending "best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world" and wishing them "Ramadan Kareem" on "behalf of the American people, including Muslim communities in all 50 states."

~snipet~

The president makes sure to mention "my own Christian faith" and the values shared by Islam and Christianity when it comes to service, even as he speaks of Muslim ceremonies he knows well.

He also recapitulates his basic foreign policy positions involving Muslim nations. "We're also committed to keeping our responsibility to build a world that is more peaceful and secure. That's why we're responsibly ending the war in Iraq," he says, adding, "That is why we strongly and actively support a two-state solution that recognizes the rights of Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace and security. That is also why America will always stand for the universal rights of all people."
"I want to reiterate my commitment to a new beginning between America and Muslims around the world," he continues, emphasizing his Cairo message of seeking common ground and that "an important part of this is listening."

The president lays out collaborations with international health authorities to eradicate polio in Muslim-majority nations, and to mitigate H1N1 flu transmission risks during the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca by devout Muslims which this year will fall at the end of November.

"May God's peace be upon you," he concludes.

Translations of his Ramadan message are provided on the White House Web site in Arabic, Bengali, Dari, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu.

No English transcript is provided.



Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.









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

"As this dialogue continues and leads to concrete actions, the President extends his greetings on behalf of the American people. "

Speak for yourself asshole Obama. You are NOT speaking on behalf of a lot of Americans.....and I am one of them.

There are NO values shared by Islam and Christianity. Islam teaches to kill the people of the book ( Jews and Christians) ....so that one point alone proves the two ( Islam and Christianity) have nothing in common.

"fields in which Muslim communities have helped play a pioneering role throughout history"


LMAO oh sure, let's see tell me how Muslims have given anything to the world other then death and destruction. No car manufacturing, inventions, scientific break through, and the list could go on and on. They GIVE nothing only take and taking lives with their suicide bombers in Israel and other countries.

On what planet is Obama's version of Islam practiced??!! Sheesh! Obama is an idiot!!!

From Obama's Audacity of Hope: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”


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


Progressives Turn on Obama as Air America Exposes ‘Fascist’ Drug Deal



Progressives Turn on Obama as Air America Exposes ‘Fascist’ Drug Deal

From Breitbart

"It makes me puke that we have just been 'Cheneyed' by a guy named Barack Obama."
"What if the people out there screaming and breaking up the discussions at the town meetings are correct?"



Internal Memo Confirms Big Giveaways In White House Deal With Big Pharma

Huffington Post is squealing on Obama - LOL Even the liberals are getting ticked off just for different reasons. ~ Wild Thing

For complete article you can go here, it is a long article at Huffington Post


A memo obtained by the Huffington Post confirms that the White House and the pharmaceutical lobby secretly agreed to precisely the sort of wide-ranging deal that both parties have been denying over the past week.

The memo, which according to a knowledgeable health care lobbyist was prepared by a person directly involved in the negotiations, lists exactly what the White House gave up, and what it got in return.

It says the White House agreed to oppose any congressional efforts to use the government's leverage to bargain for lower drug prices or import drugs from Canada -- and also agreed not to pursue Medicare rebates or shift some drugs from Medicare Part B to Medicare Part D, which would cost Big Pharma billions in reduced reimbursements.

In exchange, the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) agreed to cut $80 billion in projected costs to taxpayers and senior citizens over ten years. Or, as the memo says: "Commitment of up to $80 billion, but not more than $80 billion."

Representatives from both the White House and PhRMA, shown the outline, adamantly denied that it reflected reality. PhRMA senior vice president Ken Johnson said that the outline "is simply not accurate." "This memo isn't accurate and does not reflect the agreement with the drug companies," said White House spokesman Reid Cherlin.

Stories in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times last week indicated that the administration was confirming that such a deal had been made.

Critics on Capitol Hill and online responded with outrage at the reports that Obama had gone behind their backs and sold the reform movement short. Furthermore, the deal seemed to be a betrayal of several promises made by then-Sen. Obama during the presidential campaign

"And over the past several days, both the White House and PhRMA have offered a series of sometimes conflicting accounts of what happened in an attempt to walk back the story."

The White House meeting took place on July 7th, as first reported that evening in the Wall Street Journal. Also on the same day, a health care lobbyist following the talks was provided the outline of the deal by a person inside the negotiations. That outline had been floating around K Street before being obtained by the Huffington Post. In order to learn more about its origin, HuffPost agreed not to reveal the name of the lobbyist who originally received it.

"That is the PhRMA deal," said the lobbyist of the outline. He then clarified, "It was the PhRMA deal."

The deal, as outlined in the memo:

Commitment of up to $80 billion, but not more than $80 billion.

1. Agree to increase of Medicaid rebate from 15.1 - 23.1% ($34 billion)

2. Agree to get FOBs done (but no agreement on details -- express disagreement on data exclusivity which both sides say does not affect the score of the legislation.) ($9 billion)

3. Sell drugs to patients in the donut hole at 50% discount ($25 billion)
This totals $68 billion

4. Companies will be assessed a tax or fee that will score at $12 billion. There was no agreement as to how or on what this tax/fee will be based.

Total: $80 billion

In exchange for these items, the White House agreed to:

1. Oppose importation

2. Oppose rebates in Medicare Part D

3. Oppose repeal of non-interference

4. Oppose opening Medicare Part B


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

LOL love their definition of fascism: “Government partnering with corporations to impose their profit-making regime on you”. OK, whatever.

But...but....they said during the campaign that character didn't matter.

We are in the right and want freedom and less government.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (14)


Tom Delay Tells Chris Matthews He Would "Like the Obama to Produce His Birth Certificate"



MSNBCs Chris Matthews discovers that Tom DeLay wants to see Obamas gift certificate.


GOP House Majority Leader Tom Delay on the Chris Matthews show where he came right out and asked Matthews to ask President Obama to produce his birth certificate. Matthews had asked DeLay if he was a "birther," and Delay answered, "I would like the President to produce his birth certificate." Matthews proceeded to laugh at him.

Delay went on to point out that Democrats had questioned whether he was a citizen of Texas, requiring him to produce proof that he was. Delay said he could produce his birth certificate and said he thought Obama ought to be able to do the same.




wnd

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay pulled no punches on Chris Matthews "Hardball"show on MSNBC today when asked if he is a "birther."

"Well, I’d like the president to produce his birth certificate," said DeLay. "I can. Most illegal aliens here in America can. Why can't the president of the United States produce his birth certificate? ... Chris, will you do me a favor? Will you ask the president to show me his gift certificate — I mean, his birth certificate?"

DeLay's outspokenness on the subject stands in stark contrast to any current member of Congress.

Implying Barack Obama is being unfairly singled out for questioning on the issue, Matthews asked DeLay whether anyone has asked him for proof of his birthplace, DeLay responded, "The Democrats sued me for being a resident of Texas. That's just like asking me for my birth certificate."

"Chris, the Constitution of the United States specifically says you have to be a natural born citizen," DeLay said.

"I know," Matthews responded. "But I’ve never asked you for yours."

"Ask me!" DeLay responded. "I’ll give it to you!"

Matthews said seeing a birth announcement in the Honolulu newspapers was enough to convince him of Obama's birth in Hawaii.

"Newspapers!" responded DeLay. "Is a newspaper article an official document?"

"No, it's not," conceded Matthews. "It's just common sense that we’re talking about here. Common sense."

"There isn't anybody in America that's been born in America that didn't get a birth certificate at Obama's age," said DeLay. "Maybe at my age there are people born out in — "

DeLay was forced out of office by a series of investigations by Democratic leadership. He is on a media tour promoting his appearance on "Dancing With the Stars."



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

Mathews is really creepy. The hair, the laugh, the weird outerspace rationalizations. No, I mean this- he’s creepy ina very slimy way. I wouldn’t want to be in the same room with him

LOL I LOVED how Tom asked Chris for a favor...... he asked him the next time he see's Obama to ask him for his Birth certificate. The look on Chris's face was priceless!!!!



....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 (10)


Rush Discusses Barney Frank




RUSH: It's fabulous and fantastic and hilarious that a woman shows up at a Barney Frank town hall meeting with an Obama-as-Hitler poster and this Nazi stuff, in his district! I mean this is unreal. But the killer for me was, here's Barney Frank, "What planet do you live on?" to this woman. Isn't it an established fact that Barney Frank himself spends most of his time living around Uranus? So when he starts talking about where people live, ha-ha-ha-ha, folks, this is all so much fun to watch, and it's all so much fun to analyze. Here's another exchange, another audience member with Congressman Frank.



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

LOL hahaha good one on Baawney Fwank .



......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 05:49 AM | Comments (5)


Friday's Funnies






......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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Logic

Two Rednecks, Larry and Doug, are sitting at their favorite bar, drinking beer.

Larry turns to Doug and says, 'You know, I'm tired of going through life without an education. Tomorrow I think I'll go to the Community College and sign up for some classes.'

Doug thinks it's a good idea and the two leave.

The next day, Larry goes down to the college and meets Dean of Admissions, who signs him up for the four basic classes: Math, English, history, and Logic.

'Logic?' Larry says. 'What's that?'

The dean says, 'I'll give you an example. Do you own a weed eater?'

'Yeah.'

'Then logically speaking, because you own a weed eater, I think that you would have a yard.'

'That's true, I do have a yard.'

'I'm not done,' the dean says. 'Because you have a yard, I think logically that you would have a house.'

'Yes, I do have a house.'

'And because you have a house, I think that you might logically have a family.'

'Yes, I have a family.

'I'm not done yet. Because you have a family, then logically you must have a wife. And because you have a wife, then logic tells me you must be a heterosexual.'

'I am a heterosexual. That's amazing, you were able to find out all of that because I have a weed eater.'

Excited to take the class now, Larry shakes the Dean's hand and leaves to go meet Doug at the bar. He tells Doug about his classes, how he is signed up for Math, English, History, and Logic.

'Logic?' Doug says, 'What's that?'

Larry says, 'I'll give you an example. Do you have a weed eater?'

'No.'

'Then you're a queer.



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


United States Army
1965-1971
Army Combat Engineers
Quang Tri & Chu Lai '68 -'69
67-69

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent





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PRICELESS

8 beers - $32
2 plane tickets - $1000
1 Day of a Harvard Professor's time - $500
1 Day of the Vice Presidents time - $850
1 Day of the President's time - $1,000



Watching 3 crooks apologize to an "honest cop"

PRICELESS


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Immigrant Sex

An illegal immigrant picks up a hooker.

"Hey, how much you charge for da hour, sister?" he asks.

"$100," she replies.

In broken English he says "Do you do Immigrant Style?"

"No" she says.

"I pay you $200 to do Immigrant Style."

"No", she says, not knowing what Immigrant Style is.

"I pay you $300."

"No", she says.

"I pay you $400."

"No", she says.
So finally he says, "OK, I pay $1,000 to do Immigrant Style."

She thinks, "Well, I've been in the game for over 10 years now. I've had every kind of request
from weirdos from every part of the world. How bad could Immigrant Style be?"

So she agrees and has sex with him. They do it in every kind of way and in every possible position.
Finally, after several hours, they finish.
Exhausted, the hooker turns to him and says, "Hey, I was expecting something perverted and disgusting.
But that was good. So what exactly is 'Immigrant Style'?"

The illegal immigrant replies "You send bill to da Government."

And THAT FOLKS , IS HOW ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE SCREWING US !!



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FIRST BOOK OF GOVERNMENT ....PSALM 2009

Obama is the shepherd I did not want.
He leadeth me beside the still factories.
He restoreth my faith in the Republican party.
He guideth me in the path of unemployment for his party's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the bread line,
I shall fear no hunger, for his bailouts are with me.
He has anointed my income with taxes,
My expenses runneth over.
Surely, poverty and hard living will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will live in a mortgaged home forever.
I am glad I am American,
I am glad that I am free.
But I wish I was a dog ....
And Obama was a tree.


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

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



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......Thank you 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
USArmy Helicopter Training Center
70-88


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


Obama and Gov. Failed with Clunkers and They Want Gov. Health Care? Hell No!





Obama admin. to end cash for clunkers on Monday

Breitbart

The Obama administration plans to end the popular $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program on Monday, giving car shoppers a few more days to take advantage of big government incentives.
The Transportation Department said Thursday the government will wind down the program on Monday at 8 p.m. EDT. Car buyers can receive rebates of $3,500 or $4,500 for trading in older vehicles for new, more fuel-efficient models.

Through Thursday, auto dealers have made deals worth $1.9 billion and are on pace to exhaust the program's $3 billion in early September. The incentives have generated more than 457,000 vehicle sales. Administration officials said they have reviewed nearly 40 percent of the transactions and have already paid out $145 million to dealers.

President Barack Obama said in an interview Thursday that the program has been "successful beyond anybody's imagination" but dealers were overwhelmed by the response of consumers. He pledged that dealers "will get their money."

Dealers have complained of delays in getting reimbursed and backlogs of vehicle paperwork getting processed in the program. Dealers have said they face a risk of not being reimbursed but LaHood has pledged that dealers will get paid for the incentives.



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

Another Obama program crashes and burns-—and they want to manage your health care. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!

They have already gone over the top of Congress’ second allocation for this. LOL “The Popular” program the doesn’t work! Dealers are pulling out of it fast and furious for non payment by the Gov’t.

In our paper and on the news here we arfe told several times a day that dealers are not being reimbursed for the $3500 and $4500 and many stopped offering it.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (6)


Socialism by Any Other Name by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret.




Socialism by Any Other Name

by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret.

For those who still want Obama to succeed, they must be oblivious to what made America the greatest economy in the history of the world, and that the debate is not about health care, it is about control and changing of the US free market system to a socialist/communist government economic system. What is “spreading the wealth around,” otherwise? The mindless attacks by those on the left (who incidentally have benefited more under the free market system than any other people in the history of the world), on conservative writers, commentators and TV hosts illustrates the weakness of their arguments in the face of widespread, increasing public opposition. Their arguments about Medicare and Medicaid in support of government run programs are so pathetic that they are laughable. In fact take a minute and laugh at them.

Everyone knows that Democrats and most other politicians know better what is good for America than do the people who elected them. They are the smartest, most eloquent, most knowledgeable, most likeable, the smoothest, and most trustworthy; and therefore they are the “elect.” All except Barney Frank whose arrogant attitude means the American mainstream would do well to lick his loafers.

As one who has had significant experience with perpetrators of fraud while working in government, on the internet, and in business, it is noteworthy that people with attributes noted above are the most frequent perpetrators. They are the ones who would take grandma’s last pennies and run to the bank; they promise the sun, moon and stars and make it believable; then when things go wrong, they are skillful enough not only deflect blame, but to spread it around to others, even to the victim. They never see anything that they did or might do would be wrong and always paint themselves as the victim.

In a recent attempt at fraud, a telephone marketer who was selling business insurance contacted my business. I informed her that the business was well covered and appreciated her interest, but “no, thanks.” She asked me to confirm that the nature of the business was flooring, that is, carpet, tile, wood, etc. Then immediately exclaimed “serendipity” because she needed carpet, and requested I visit, measure and provide an estimate to carpet hers and her husband’s home. Later that day she “dripped with honey” as I proceeded to measure and diagram the floor plan. After selecting a style and color, and as I prepared the estimate, she described her telephone marketing work and experience. Then she suggested that she would like to do telephone marketing for my flooring business. It seemed to have possibilities so I engaged her further. Then after providing the carpet estimate, I thanked her and left with the expectation of hearing more from her later.

The following day she faxed a couple of contacts and shortly afterward called on the telephone. Keep in mind that I met this person only once, one day earlier. The essence of the discussion was that she wanted me to advance her credit toward the purchase of the selected carpet in exchange for time she spent contacting potential customers. Further, she wanted me to go ahead with the installation and would pay it off by means of referrals. I explained that I would be happy to work with her but would pay a commission only after a sale had been consummated, not before. I also explained that I did not offer store credit. Then she began to spin along the line that she deserved better treatment and that I should extend credit during these difficult times. I restated that the store did not offer credit, but if she chose I would be happy to accept her credit card as the means of payment.

By the end of the conversation she was whining that I should trust her, that she had been in the marketing business for twenty five years and that I needed to engage in due diligence to confirm her credibility. Checking her out would not change the no store credit policy for her, or anyone else, and would also not change the policy regarding first earning a commission before payment was proffered.

During the two day, on again, off again dialogue, this person endeavored to obtain a product without payment, with no money down and after offering two referrals that came out of the telephone directory as a gesture of work ethic. When I didn’t bite, she proceeded to attempt to intimidate me by asserting that I was unethical for not believing her and unfeeling for not “working with her.” What do you think, was she a liberal or a conservative?

This episode had the ring of a number of issues: entitlement, demand for credit, inability to pay, personal feelings and fraud in the solicitation; have a familiar ring? It is a good example of the something for nothing, progressive, socialist redistribution of wealth scheme.

If your Representative or Senators do not listen and enact “single payer” (code word is for “socialist”) health care; and cap and trade (code for tripling the cost of gasoline and other forms of energy) legislation being advanced by Obama and socialist democrats in the Congress, dump them and don’t look back.

Semper Fidelis


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

Fantastic! I agree, dump them and don't look back.

This next election I pray with all my heart people stick to their guns and vote these horrible pwoer hungry politicans out.



....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 (4)


Dictator Obama Fires Back at Political Critics



Obama on DC ‘Handwringing’: ‘Everybody in Washington Gets All Wee Weed Up!’

Barack Obama launched a mocking counter-attack Thursday at pundits who believe the euphoric early promise of his presidency is evaporating amid bitter political warfare. 'Obama's lost his mojo,' you remember all that?

"There is something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee weed up!"



Obama fires back at political critics

Breitbart


Barack Obama launched a mocking counter-attack Thursday at pundits who believe the euphoric early promise of his presidency is evaporating amid bitter political warfare.

Obama, who has watched his poll ratings dip sharply over recent months, drew comparisons to his 2008 presidential campaign, which was several times all but written off by media experts who set prevailing political wisdom

"We have been through this before, in Iowa," Obama said, referring to the first state to hold a 2008 Democratic nominating contest, which saw him capture a come-from-behind win.
"All Washington said 'Oh, it's over,' hand-wringing angst ..."

Then Obama drew parallels to the media frenzy that greeted the nomination of firebrand Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in 2008.

"The media was obsessed with it, cable was 24 hours a day," Obama told a friendly audience of grass-roots Democratic activists at a Washington forum broadcast live over the web.
"'Obama's lost his mojo,' you remember all that?

"There is something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee weed up!"

Obama's counter-punch, delivered at a meeting of his Organizing for America network of supporters, follows a run of town-hall appearances and speeches, which have seen him mount a stern defense of his health care reform plan, which is facing stiff Republican attacks.

He told backers not to get obsessed with polls, pundits and "cable chatter" but to take aim at what he described as fabrications drummed up by opponents to doom his top domestic priority.

"We are going to have to cut through a lot of nonsense out there," he said.

A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll published Thursday found that 51 percent of those asked were very or fairly sure that Obama would bring real change to America -- down 10 points from February.

A Quinnipiac University poll this month suggested Obama's approval ratings had slumped to 50 percent, the lowest since his inauguration -- a reflection of growing unease about his handling of the economy.

The figure was a substantial drop from the 57 percent approval rating he had on July 2, and far less than the numbers he enjoyed in the honeymoon first 100 days of his tenure.

But the president argued that he had "not a bad track record," having taken office in the teeth of the deepest economic crisis in decades.

He said his sweeping economic stimulus plan had made an "enormous difference" and highlighted his move to lift the ban on government funding of stem cell research, and ban on the use of torture to interrogate terror suspects.

"We should be proud of what we have done," Obama said. "But we have more work to do, more promises to keep."


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

His arrogance will be his undoing..does he actually think it is still a campaign??? And I am so sick of his condescending attitude.

And what the heck is this? Everyone is “ all wee weed up”? Huh?


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM | Comments (4)


Convicted Terrorist of Bombing Pan Am Flight 103 Released



Terrorist Celebrated in Libya

The terrorist convicted of taking part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 was released from prison by Scotland. Randall Pinkston reports on the controversial greeting he received in Libya.



Anger at Lockerbie Bomber, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi Welcome


Relatives of those who died in the bombing of a US plane over Lockerbie voiced anger as the man convicted of the attack was welcomed home in Libya.

Crowds in Tripoli greeted Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, after he was freed from prison on compassionate grounds. The son of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi called his release a courageous step by Scotland and Britain. But there was angry reaction from families of those killed in the bombing.

Most of the 270 people who died when Pan Am Flight 103 blew up over Lockerbie in 1988 were Americans.

Mr Obama said Megrahi's release, eight years into his life sentence, was "a mistake".

Megrahi, who had changed from tracksuit he wore to leave Greenock prison in Scotland into a dark suit, was met by Col Gaddafi's son. "I would like to thank the Scottish government for its courageous decision and understanding of a special human situation," Seif al-Islam Gaddafi was quoted as saying. There was a considerable amount of new evidence to show that he was innocent, he is reported to have added. Megrahi was then taken to his family home where his wife, Aisha, said she was "overjoyed".

"It is a great moment, which we have been waiting for for nine years," she said. "The house is full to bursting, everyone who loves Abdelbaset is with us." 'An insult'

But relatives of those who died voiced growing anger and outrage at the decision to release him.




Wild Thing's comment......

I feel so badly for the famlies of the victims of this terrorist.



Posted by Wild Thing at 04:44 AM | Comments (8)


Carbon Traders Arrested for Tax Fraud



Rush Limbaugh:

Few of you heard of a bill that passed through the House of Representatives before they took their break this month. Very few of you heard about it. It's called "The Waxman-Markey Climate Change Bill." It's one of the Obama administration's agenda items implementing a cap-and-trade limit on tens of thousands of businesses, if not more -- and we learned today that the first major case of tax fraud in the European Union cap-and-trade program, these guys (laughing), they were fraudulently trading and reporting on their trades. They were not investing in the offsets, they were taking the money instead and buying lavish cars and vacations and so forth, it's another disaster waiting to happen.



Carbon Traders Arrested for Tax Fraud

New York Times

August 20, 2009
By James Kanter

British customs officials arrested seven people near London on Wednesday who are suspected of dodging taxes that should have been paid for selling large amounts of carbon dioxide permits — the main currency in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System.

The suspected fraud amounted to £38 million, or nearly $63 million, the British tax agency, HM Revenue & Customs, said in a statement.

“It is thought that the proceeds of this crime have then been used to finance lavish lifestyles and the purchase of prestige vehicles. Further arrests are likely and the investigation continues,” the agency said, adding that it had searched 27 properties during the sweep and used dogs to search for cash.

Many polluting businesses in Europe are required to buy the permits, which are part of a cap-and-trade system similar to the one under consideration in the United States, and which currently trade for about 15 euros ($21) for each ton of CO2 emitted.

The market, created in 2005, has been criticized for volatility and for rewarding some of the largest utilities with billions of euros in windfall profits.

This year, some analysts said the market was finally showing signs of working, by pushing companies to switch to cleaner technologies, such as using natural gas instead of coal, to produce electricity.

British officials said the people arrested could be part of an organized group that operated a network of companies trading large volumes of the permits. The officials did not name those arrested. The agency said the fraud was carried out by companies in the network that bought the carbon permits outside of Britain without paying Value Added Tax, a levy known as V.A.T.

The companies in the network are suspected of adding the V.A.T. to the price of the permits, which they sold in Britain. The companies then disappeared before paying the tax to British authorities.

Last month, Britain exempted carbon trading from the V.A.T. to curb the possibility of similar cases in the future. France and the Netherlands took similar steps earlier in the summer. Even so, the tax agency said it “still intends to pursue relentlessly those that may have used carbon credit trading to cheat the public purse.”



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

One could not invent a political initiative that invited fraud more effectively than the carbon credit charade.

You start with a fraudelent premise, use political frauds to gin up fraudulent legislation, then have them tip off their fraudulent kickback buddies, and surprise, you end up with fraud.


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


August 20, 2009

Obama Administration: Depressed and Disabled Veterans Should Consider Forgoing Medical Care




Obama Administration: Depressed and Disabled Veterans Should Consider Forgoing Medical Care

Depression, disability, and "being a financial burden" could constitute "Lebensunwerte Leben" (Life Unworthy of Life) in U.S. Government end of life planning document

H/t ...israpundit


"The Death Book for Veterans: Ex-soldiers don't need to be told they're a burden to society" by Jim Towey in today's (August 18) Wall Street Journal says,

Last year, bureaucrats at the VA's National Center for Ethics in Health Care advocated a 52-page end-of-life planning document, "Your Life, Your Choices." It was first published in 1997 and later promoted as the VA's preferred living will throughout its vast network of hospitals and nursing homes. After the Bush White House took a look at how this document was treating complex health and moral issues, the VA suspended its use. Unfortunately, under President Obama, the VA has now resuscitated "Your Life, Your Choices."

HERE is the PDF for "Your Life,Your Choices"


We downloaded this document directly from the Veterans Administration, and the content suggests that both family finances and depression--a non-terminal illness--could constitute Lebensunwerte Leben, or "life unworthy of life."

Smoke is generally indicative of fire and, although HR 3200 says nothing about mandatory end of life planning, euthanasia, or anything else similar to Germany's Aktion T4 program--the euthanasia program that served as a precedent for the Holocaust--we have shown (http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=16320) that there is indeed fire to go with the smoke. "Your Life, Your Choices" is simply more evidence, and it even suggests that war veterans with depression consider themselves a burden on the society that sent them to war.

Here is a screenshot of Page 21 of “Your Life, Your Choices,” downloaded directly from the Veterans Administration. As stated in the Wall Street Journal, this document was withdrawn when the Bush Administration saw content that could have come straight from Aktion T4, but the Obama Administration put it back into service. Note that it invites our veterans to define even non-terminal conditions (such as being in a wheelchair or having depression), to which few if any living wills apply, as “Lebensunwertes Leben.”







The Death Book for Veterans ( as discussed above at the top link)

The Wall Street Journal

By JIM TOWEY

If President Obama wants to better understand why America's discomfort with end-of-life discussions threatens to derail his health-care reform, he might begin with his own Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He will quickly discover how government bureaucrats are greasing the slippery slope that can start with cost containment but quickly become a systematic denial of care.

Last year, bureaucrats at the VA's National Center for Ethics in Health Care advocated a 52-page end-of-life planning document, "Your Life, Your Choices." It was first published in 1997 and later promoted as the VA's preferred living will throughout its vast network of hospitals and nursing homes. After the Bush White House took a look at how this document was treating complex health and moral issues, the VA suspended its use. Unfortunately, under President Obama, the VA has now resuscitated "Your Life, Your Choices."


Who is the primary author of this workbook? Dr. Robert Pearlman, chief of ethics evaluation for the center, a man who in 1996 advocated for physician-assisted suicide in Vacco v. Quill before the U.S. Supreme Court and is known for his support of health-care rationing.

"Your Life, Your Choices" presents end-of-life choices in a way aimed at steering users toward predetermined conclusions, much like a political "push poll." For example, a worksheet on page 21 lists various scenarios and asks users to then decide whether their own life would be "not worth living."
The circumstances listed include ones common among the elderly and disabled: living in a nursing home, being in a wheelchair and not being able to "shake the blues." There is a section which provocatively asks, "Have you ever heard anyone say, 'If I'm a vegetable, pull the plug'?" There also are guilt-inducing scenarios such as "I can no longer contribute to my family's well being," "I am a severe financial burden on my family" and that the vet's situation "causes severe emotional burden for my family."

When the government can steer vulnerable individuals to conclude for themselves that life is not worth living, who needs a death panel?

One can only imagine a soldier surviving the war in Iraq and returning without all of his limbs only to encounter a veteran's health-care system that seems intent on his surrender.

I was not surprised to learn that the VA panel of experts that sought to update "Your Life, Your Choices" between 2007-2008 did not include any representatives of faith groups or disability rights advocates. And as you might guess, only one organization was listed in the new version as a resource on advance directives: the Hemlock Society (now euphemistically known as "Compassion and Choices").

This hurry-up-and-die message is clear and unconscionable. Worse, a July 2009 VA directive instructs its primary care physicians to raise advance care planning with all VA patients and to refer them to "Your Life, Your Choices." Not just those of advanced age and debilitated condition—all patients. America's 24 million veterans deserve better.

Many years ago I created an advance care planning document called "Five Wishes" that is today the most widely used living will in America, with 13 million copies in national circulation. Unlike the VA's document, this one does not contain the standard bias to withdraw or withhold medical care. It meets the legal requirements of at least 43 states, and it runs exactly 12 pages.

After a decade of observing end-of-life discussions, I can attest to the great fear that many patients have, particularly those with few family members and financial resources. I lived and worked in an AIDS home in the mid-1980s and saw first-hand how the dying wanted more than health care—they wanted someone to care.

If President Obama is sincere in stating that he is not trying to cut costs by pressuring the disabled to forgo critical care, one good way to show that commitment is to walk two blocks from the Oval Office and pull the plug on "Your Life, Your Choices." He should make sure in the future that VA decisions are guided by values that treat the lives of our veterans as gifts, not burdens.


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

Started under Clinton. Killed by Bush. Reinstated by Obama. Oh, how compassionate are liberals, pulling the plug on war heroes.


"Unfortunately, under President Obama, the VA has now resuscitated "Your Life, Your Choices"

Obama is EVIL, and the most dangerous man in America.

Just plain sick. Liberals have no value for life except thier own. Obama's socialist medicine will destroy the desire to fight for life for many people. There is a HUGE difference between a family working this out with their doctor, and the federal govt making this mandatory.

Government-run health care is NOT constitutional. Period!

Add in to all of this if they force this on all of us we need to absolutely DEMAND that Obama and his wife and the Senators and Congress.....all politicans have to be under the SAME LAWS WE HAVE TO BE. This has got to be and or else thing. DAMG Obama and those that think they can live under different laws and bills passed than we the people. See how oothe sickly and those that are not well like it, such as Byrd, Kennedy, Specter. Let's see how they embrase this POS bill, this deathcare bill of Obama's.


Obama and his ilk are exactly what our Founding Fathers were worried would one day happen TO our country and now it has. The President and politicans are not kings of our land but work for us.


The scary thing is depression can MAKE life feel like it’s not worth it. The LAST thing someone who is suffering from clinical depression should be told is that they are worthless to society — and they should NOT be making decisions like “end of life care” while they are still suffering from any sort of acute phase of depression/mental illness (and expense). When a person is like this, they need to be told life is worth it., to get real support from people that care about them, not some death warrant from freaking Obama.

Deny our Veterans critical care Obama and you're denying the blood, sweat and tears that bought this nation it's freedom!!

I never, in my wildest dreams, think that there would come a day such as this. Serve your country, get served with this. WAKE UP AMERICA!

These people running our government are sick and heartless! I am so mad I can’t see straight. We should print out a bunch of these things to hand out to people at the townhalls all over the country!! Let them see just how despicable Obama and the democrats are!

There is a "Right to Life",

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness..."

.......and they're attacking that, saying "We can't afford it!"

HOW DARE THEY do this to our Heroes, our Veterans, and to our country. We would NOT have had the America we have had if it weren't for our Veterans!!!!!!! Obama HATES America!

We don’t need the government instructing us on how to ‘evaluate’ our lives and we are not going to stand by while Obama encourages our veterans to die!!


Freedom isn't Free


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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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'We are God's partners in matters of life and death' ~ Obama Says





'We are God's partners in matters of life and death'

Politico


A reader points out that President Obama's call with the rabbis today — as recorded in Rabbi Jack Moline's and other clerics' Twitter feeds — freights health care reform with a great deal of religious meaning, and veers into the blend of policy and faith that outraged liberals in the last administration.

"We are God's partners in matters of life and death," Obama said, according to Moline (paging Sarah Palin...), quoting from the Rosh Hashanah prayer that says that in the holiday period, it is decided "who shall live and who shall die."

The president ended the call by wishing the rabbis "shanah tovah," or happy new year — in reference to the High Holidays a month from now.


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

In Obama’s world, he doesn’t answer to God - God answers to him. Partners? That hints at equality. We are not equal with God, because there is only one God.

If BS was music, Obama would be a one man band!

One thing he doesn’t realize is that God expects us to stand up and defend ourselves. Obama has robbed the USA and put two generations in debt. He supports the killing of the unborn, even world wide w/laws and our money. He is hell bent on destroying the USA and all she stands for.




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

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


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Obama Reaches Out to Pakistani Jihadists



Obama reaches out to Pakistani jihadists

by Adam Entous

ISLAMABAD

Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama has started reaching out to some of Pakistan's most fervent Islamist and anti-American parties, including one that helped give rise to the Taliban, trying to improve Washington's image in the nuclear-armed state.

Obama's special envoy, Richard Holbrooke, is initiating dialogue between the United States and religious parties previous administrations had largely shunned, both sides said.

"The purpose is to broaden the base of American relations in Pakistan beyond the relatively narrow circle of leaders Washington has previously dealt with," explained Vali Nasr, senior adviser to Holbrooke.
John Bolton, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the Bush presidency, questioned Holbrooke's timing for trying to engage Taliban sympathizers on the eve of elections in neighboring Afghanistan, where U.S. forces are battling the hardline Islamic group.
"As a general proposition, democracy in Pakistan is fragile enough now that negotiating with people that some on the democratic side of the Pakistani spectrum would think themselves are terrorists strikes me as fairly risky," Bolton said.
"What we ought to be doing is making sure that our ties with the military are strong because the gravest risk is radical penetration of the military."

This outreach has only made the jihadists more demanding:

At one of this week's sessions, Liaqat Baloch, a top member of the religious, right-wing Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party, told Holbrooke he welcomed the new administration's public change in tone toward Muslims around the world.
But Baloch said he was disturbed to see "no change in practice" in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where Obama has stepped up military operations against the Taliban on both sides of the border.

Holbrooke invited Jamaat-e-Islami, whom some U.S. officials compare to the banned Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, to visit the heavily guarded American embassy compound in Islamabad, seeking to dispel long-running rumors that thousands of U.S. Marines would be based there.

"NEW ERA"

Holbrooke rejected the party's complaints about a Western "assault" on Islam, saying "that could not be further from the truth" with Obama, who has roots in the religion, now in the White House.

Fazl-ur-Rehman, whose Jamiat-e-ulema-e-Islam party was active in rousing support for the Taliban in 1990s, also got an audience with Holbrooke and his team.

Rehman denies al Qaeda's responsibility for the September 11, 2001, attacks, and once warned that if U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan, no American in Pakistan would be safe.

In more recent years, however, Rehman's relationship with the Taliban has grown uneasy, and he has publicly supported negotiations between the U.S.-backed government in Kabul and the Islamist group.

"His hands aren't exactly clean," Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation said of Rehman. "He is associated with the Taliban."



Wild Thing's comment.....

As usual, Bolton is right!

Obama has already kicked India in the teeth and now he wants to undercut the few rational minds there are left in Pakistan. And Obama could care less about our troops in Afghanistan.



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Obama and House Dems Demand Records From Insurance Companies


Obama's Gangster Government Sends Warning Letters to Insurance Companies—Get On Board or Else


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House Dems Seek Records From Health Insurers

Requests for financial information issued at a time when Obama's health care proposal is under intense attack from Republicans and other critics, including the health insurance industry.



FOX News

Democrats on a House committee are seeking detailed financial records from dozens of large insurance companies, officials disclosed Tuesday, part of an investigation into "executive compensation and other business practices" in an industry opposed to President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul health care.

The request included records relating to compensation of highly paid employees, documents relating to companies' premium income and claims payments, and information on expenses stemming from any event held outside company facilities in the past 2 1/2 years.

The requests were made in letters signed by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., who guided a portion of health care legislation through the House Energy and Commerce Committee last month as chairman, and Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., who heads the Energy and Commerce investigations and oversight subcommittee.

They wrote that the committee was "examining executive compensation and other business practices in the health insurance industry." The Associated Press obtained a copy.

The requests were issued at a time when Obama's health care proposal is under intense attack from Republicans and other critics, including the health insurance industry. Much of the opposition focuses on proposals for the government to sell insurance in competition with private carriers.

Obama and other supporters of a so-called government option argue it would help control costs and keep insurance companies honest by forcing them to grapple with competition.

Opponents say it gradually would undermine the present insurance structure, which is built around private insurers, and lead to a system controlled by the government.

The issue drew intense focus over the weekend, after Obama speculated aloud about the possibility that legislation might omit the government role in selling insurance.

The White House said there had been no change in position. But liberals, in particular, expressed dismay, giving rise to increased speculation that Senate Democrats could soon abandon all talk of bipartisanship and draft legislation tailored to their own rank and file. Any such measure would inevitably jettison many of the compromises crafted in weeks of bipartisan Senate talks, and it was unclear whether the talk was a ploy to persuade Senate Republicans to agree to a compromise.

A spokesman for the insurance industry declined to comment on the letter sent by Waxman and Stupak.

Nick Choate, a spokesman for Stupak, said 52 letters were sent late Monday to the nation's largest health insurers, those with $2 billion or more in annual premiums. He said letters were not sent to other industry groups, some of which have been airing television advertising in support of Obama's call for legislation.

The letter from Waxman and Stupak requested the information be provided by early September. While companies are not under legal obligation to comply, the committee could respond to a refusal by voting to subpoena the information at a later date.

Among the documents requested were records relating to compensation paid to any company executive earning more than $500,000 in any year from 2003 to 2008.

Waxman and Stupak also sought documents relating to premiums paid by policy holders, claims payments, sales expenses, administrative expenses and profits, broken down by categories such as employer-provided coverage; individual coverage, Medicare and Medicaid.



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

Health insurance companies are the new Tobaccoo. this is tyranny and intimidation plain and simple. Not to mention an unconstitutional abuse of power! This is an abuse of power purely to gain political support to pass a unpopular measure. Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” again.

I wish they would tell Congress to go straight to hell.

It is unbelievable the invasion of EVERY Private sector from the Obama and democrat thugs! They know they are going against the will of the people and they don't care,........they want total contrlol.



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Muslim Trying to Understand How Automatic Doors Work ~ LMAO






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"Back on Uncle Sam's Plantation" by Star Parker




Back on Uncle Sam's Plantation

Townhall

by Star Parker

Six years ago I wrote a book called Uncle Sam's Plantation. I wrote the book to tell my own story of what I saw living inside the welfare state and my own transformation out of it.

I said in that book that indeed there are two Americas -- a poor America on socialism and a wealthy America on capitalism.

I talked about government programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS), Emergency Assistance to Needy Families with Children (EANF), Section 8 Housing, and Food Stamps.

A vast sea of perhaps well-intentioned government programs, all initially set into motion in the 1960s, that were going to lift the nation's poor out of poverty.

A benevolent Uncle Sam welcomed mostly poor black Americans onto the government plantation. Those who accepted the invitation switched mindsets from "How do I take care of myself?" to "What do I have to do to stay on the plantation?"

Instead of solving economic problems, government welfare socialism created monstrous moral and spiritual problems -- the kind of problems that are inevitable when individuals turn responsibility for their lives over to others.

The legacy of American socialism is our blighted inner cities, dysfunctional inner city schools, and broken black families.

Through God's grace, I found my way out. It was then that I understood what freedom meant and how great this country is.

I had the privilege of working on welfare reform in 1996, passed by a Republican Congress and signed 50 percent.

I thought we were on the road to moving socialism out of our poor black communities and replacing it with wealth-producing American capitalism.

But, incredibly, we are going in the opposite direction.

Instead of poor America on socialism becoming more like rich American on capitalism, rich America on capitalism is becoming like poor America on socialism.

Uncle Sam has welcomed our banks onto the plantation and they have said, "Thank you, Suh."

Now, instead of thinking about what creative things need to be done to serve customers, they are thinking about what they have to tell Massah in order to get their cash.

There is some kind of irony that this is all happening under our first black president on the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.

Worse, socialism seems to be the element of our new young president. And maybe even more troubling, our corporate executives seem happy to move onto the plantation.

In an op-ed on the opinion page of the Washington Post, Mr. Obama is clear that the goal of his trillion dollar spending plan is much more than short term economic stimulus.

"This plan is more than a prescription for short-term spending -- it's a strategy for America 's long-term growth and opportunity in areas such as renewable energy, healthcare, and education."

Perhaps more incredibly, Obama seems to think that government taking over an economy is a new idea. Or that massive growth in government can take place "with unprecedented transparency and accountability."

Yes, sir, we heard it from Jimmy Carter when he created the Department of Energy, the Synfuels Corporation, and the Department of Education.

Or how about the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 -- The War on Poverty -- which President Johnson said "...does not merely expand old programs or improve what is already being done. It charts a new course. It strikes at the causes, not just the consequences of poverty."

Trillions of dollars later, black poverty is the same. But black families are not, with triple the incidence of single-parent homes and out-of-wedlock births.

It's not complicated.. Americans can accept Barack Obama's invitation to move onto the plantation. Or they can choose personal responsibility and freedom.

Does anyone really need to think about what the choice should be?



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

Star Parker should get more press she is good.




....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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August 19, 2009

Sarah Palin Smackdown to Obama for Brazilian Offshore Oil Development and See Soros Connection




Sarah Palin pummeled Team Obama over the news yesterday that the government will fund Brazilian offshore oil development and research but deny US companies access to oil deposits off our own shores.


Sarah Palin Facebook page

Today's Wall Street Journal contains some puzzling news for all Americans who are impacted by high energy prices and who share the goal of moving us toward energy independence.

For years, states rich with an abundance of oil and natural gas have been begging Washington, DC politicians for the right to develop their own natural resources on federal lands and off shore. Such development would mean good paying jobs here in the United States (with health benefits) and the resulting royalties and taxes would provide money for federal coffers that would potentially off-set the need for higher income taxes, reduce the federal debt and deficits, or even help fund a trillion dollar health care plan if one were so inclined to support such a plan.

So why is it that during these tough times, when we have great needs at home, the Obama White House is prepared to send more than two billion of your hard-earned tax dollars to Brazil so that the nation's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, can drill off shore and create jobs developing its own resources? That's all Americans want; but such rational energy development has been continually thwarted by rabid environmentalists, faceless bureaucrats and a seemingly endless parade of lawsuits aimed at shutting down new energy projects.

I'll speak for the talent I have personally witnessed on the oil fields in Alaska when I say no other country in the world has a stronger workforce than America, no other country in the world has better safety standards than America, and no other country in the world has stricter environmental standards than America. Come to Alaska to witness how oil and gas can be developed simultaneously with the preservation of our eco-system. America has the resources. We deserve the opportunity to develop our resources no less than the Brazilians. Millions of Americans know it is true: "Drill, baby, drill." Alaska is proof you can drill and develop, and preserve nature, with its magnificent caribou herds passing by the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), completely unaffected. One has to wonder if Obama is playing politics and perhaps refusing a "win" for some states just to play to the left with our money.

The new Gulf of Mexico lease sales tomorrow sound promising and perhaps will move some states in the right direction, but we all know that the extreme environmentalists who serve to block progress elsewhere, including in Alaska, continue to block opportunities. These environmentalists are putting our nation in peril and forcing us to rely on unstable and hostile foreign countries. Mr. Obama can stop the extreme tactics and exert proper government authority to encourage resource development and create jobs and health benefits in the U.S.; instead, he chooses to use American dollars in Brazil that will help to pay the salaries and benefits for Brazilians to drill for resources when the need and desire is great in America.

Buy American is a wonderful slogan, but you can't say in one breath that you want to strengthen our economy and stimulate it, and then in another ship our much-needed dollars to a nation desperate to drill while depriving us of the same opportunity.

- Sarah Palin


Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling

The Wall Street Journal


h/t GatewayPundit

You read that headline correctly. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil.

The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil's Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.

The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a "preliminary commitment" letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount. Ex-Im Bank says it has not decided whether the money will come in the form of a direct loan or loan guarantees. Either way, this corporate foreign aid may strike some readers as odd, given that the U.S. Treasury seems desperate for cash and Petrobras is one of the largest corporations in the Americas.

But look on the bright side. If President Obama has embraced offshore drilling in Brazil, why not in the old U.S.A.? The land of the sorta free and the home of the heavily indebted has enormous offshore oil deposits, and last year ahead of the November elections, with gasoline at $4 a gallon, Congress let a ban on offshore drilling expire.

The Bush Administration's five-year plan (2007-2012) to open the outer continental shelf to oil exploration included new lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico. But in 2007 environmentalists went to court to block drilling in Alaska and in April a federal court ruled in their favor. In May, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said his department was unsure whether that ruling applied only to Alaska or all offshore drilling. So it asked an appeals court for clarification. Late last month the court said the earlier decision applied only to Alaska, opening the way for the sale of leases in the Gulf. Mr. Salazar now says the sales will go forward on August 19.

This is progress, however slow. But it still doesn't allow the U.S. to explore in Alaska or along the East and West Coasts, which could be our equivalent of the Tupi oil fields, which are set to make Brazil a leading oil exporter. Americans are right to wonder why Mr. Obama is underwriting in Brazil what he won't allow at home.


Who else besides Obama has taken an interest in Petrobras?

George Soros Cut Petrobras Stake in Second Quarter

Bloomberg


His New York-based hedge-fund firm, Soros Fund Management LLC, sold 22 million U.S.-listed common shares of Petrobras, as the Brazilian oil company is known, according to a filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Soros bought 5.8 million of the company’s U.S.-traded preferred shares.
Soros is taking advantage of the spread between the two types of U.S.-listed Petrobras shares, said Luis Maizel, president of LM Capital Group LLC, which manages about $4 billion. The common shares were 21 percent more expensive than preferred today, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. …
Petrobras preferred shares have also a 10 percent additional dividend, said William Landers, a senior portfolio manager for Latin America at Blackrock Inc.
“Given that there will most likely never be a change in control in the company, I see no reason to pay a higher price for the common shares.” Brazil’s government controls Petrobras and has a majority stake of voting shares.




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

Petrobras makes up 23% of George Soros’ financial portfolio!

Sarah Palin was one intelligent and capable person in the last presidential race. Sarah delivers another eloquent smackdown to the Kenyan usurper.

She’s not afraid of his Marxist ass. Notice she doesn’t even call him President, she calls him Mr. Obama, or the Obama White House..AWESOME. She does have to be politic. She stopped short of calling him a white-hating, racist, long-legged mac-daddy. I would love to see Rev. Manning making the rounds on the 2010 campaign trail. heh heh

Obamacare has been front and center in the public eye for weeks now.
Lurking in the back rooms of Washington is Cap & Trade. It has worked its way thought The House of Representatives. This dangerous monster is still around, it deserves as much scrutiny by the taxpayers as health care.


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Barney Frank Vs. Voters at Townhall Meeting



“Who’s putting you down?” - Barney Frank

“You are!” - Lady in the Audience


“Article I gives Congress the right to declare war. It does not give Congress to implement healthcare.”

“I disagree with you on the Constitution, first of all George Bush....”

BOOOOOs.


“offended you even asked that question of me”

“The Gentleman will suspend.

The Gentleman WILL suspend!

The Gentleman will SUSPEND!”

“Pre-existing conditions will not be excluded. There will be a cap on co-pays.”

playing with his fingernails again while constituent speaking

Barney Frank getting a bit condescending..


John Wayne in the Sons of Katie Elder on TMC at the same time Barney Frank having his townhall meeting...... Antidote to Barney Frank....heh heh

Already trying to wrap it up..people saying they pay his salary

“I don’t understand those of you with fear...”

Audience speakers get applause and some ‘organized groups’ in the background boo the speakers.

“You said we would be allowed a public option as well as a private option. How can private compete with the unlimited resources of public money?” - Questioner

“You won’t have the profit making.” - BF

“There will be no ongoing public subsidy of the public option.” - What about it’s tax exempt status? Isn’t that a subsidy?

“there will be no ongoing subsidy of the public option”

“We’re going to pay for it by raising taxes on wealthy people” - BF

BOOOOOOO!!!!

Frank says the ‘public option’ will get ‘administrative’ funding at the start.

Thereafter, it will be ‘break even’ and will get no additional funding.

“He got an $80B concession from the pharmaceutical companies.”

IN THE POCKET OF BIG PHARMA!



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"Do you really think that's thoughtful conversation? Do you really think that advances your arguments?... I mean I thought you were thoughtful people who were here to have a conversation... I guess I don't understand, is it because you don't like what I'm saying?... What's the matter with you all?... I don't understand your mentality. What do you think you accomplish by yelling?"

Barney Frank to Town Hall Constituents: What's Wrong With You People?




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There were 300 people there.

Barney Frank asks “what’s the matter with you all? I don’t understand what you think you are accomplishing by yelling?”

Barney Frank Confronts Woman At Townhall Comparing Obama To Hitler


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Greta Van Susteren shows highlights from Sen. Barney Frank's town hall meeting in Dartmouth, MA.

Then, Griff Jenkins interviews Sen. Frank after the meeting, and asked if he would support a bill without a public option. Frank says he doesn't negotiate with people who don't have botes, "and you aren't one."


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Obama Going Into Lobbying Mode To His Organizing for America Supporters





Democrats Not Happy With Their Obama....that Hope and Change is not working for them like they thought it would.

News that the White House is ready to abandon the "public option" has the Democrats, and the Democrats at Democratis Underground are really ticked.


As soon as the news that the White House was ready to dump the "public option". Here's just a few of the reactions at DU:


Depressing. Our leaders have sold us out.

What happened to Presidents who said "The Buck Stops Here" and acted accordingly?

Make no mistake about it. Obama has sold us out. He's going to force everyone into Romneycare where you buy junk policies that wont cover doodley-squat. And the beancounters will be able to deny even more care. Meanwhile, the racketeering CEO's will get to double their bloated salaries. This is just more corporate welfare.

So much for "Taking On The Private Interests".

i think the idea is they lie like a rug about what he wants and then pass a sham bill quickly

Baucus' bill is the one Obama will sign...More corporate welfare for the pimping CEOs while the rest of us get f***ed even more

Yes, they have sold us out. So public option, just a weak co-op as yet another band aid that won't do s***. Obama said he was for change. We now see that's all we'll have left in our pockets after he forces Romneycare down out throats.

and the Bait and Switch continues

Bribing criminal scumbags is what he calls reform

the royal scam on the american public is in high gear baby-pedal to the metal

This is an exrememly sad depelopment

We already elected an overwhelmingly Democratic House, 60 Senators and the President. What the f--k more do we have to do?

But at least 20 of the Dem Senators are traitors and appeasers including the "leader".

No more donating to the DNC

Get ready for a GOP Congress in 2010. It's a rerun of Clinton all over again

Embarrassed to say that I totally believed him

Stick a fork in health care reform. It's dead. We're going to have to wait another 15-20 years before we can try (and fail) again

You have got to be f***ing kidding me

he is already on track to be a one term President. He will either lose the nomination or the election. And no, I am not one who thought he was going to lose in the past. I donated my legal limit to him in Decedmber 2007 and then went over every time McCain's numbers went up. But I do not intend to vote for Obama again, not in a primary anyway

He also said he would repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

The terrorists won. I have said this before, but it bears repeating - Rove was right when he said that Dems are soft on terrorists. He said that after we were attacked on 9/11 the Dems would have sought counseling for the terrorists. Well, terrorists attacked us again on the health care debate, and guess what we did? It's over. I am going to redouble my efforts to find a job in a civilized country. THere is no one here to support any more.

Sigh it was nice while it lasted...guess I'll be staying home next election...F*** those blue dog inbreds...

Get ready for Speaker Boner, Majority Leader Frog Face, and President Palin in 2013The Dems are not getting any more money, volunteer time, or even votes from me. I've been voting Dem since 1978, and it's over.

unf***ing believable!!!! I AM NOT PLEASED AT ALL!!!

This bulls*** "compromise" is infuriating!

I'm not okay with it and that's not why I voted for him, talk about failure!

CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN?????????????????????????

Get ready for Speaker Boner, Majority Leader Frog Face, and President Palin in 2013The Dems are not getting any more money, volunteer time, or even votes from me. I’ve been voting Dem since 1978, and it’s over.

We're screwed. We'll end up with a bad government program, either a co-op or public option, which will prove what the Republicans have been saying all along, government is the problem, not the solution. We are allowing the Republicans to dominate the discussion and we will deserve what we get.


Obama to rally grass roots backers on health care

WASHINGTON

AFP

President Barack Obama will Thursday hold a live online and telephone strategy meeting to rally devoted grass roots backers as a backlash over his health reform plan spreads to liberal media commentators.

David Plouffe, who ran Obama's triumphant 2008 election campaign, and now steers the Organizing for America supporter network, said Obama wanted to lay out his strategy and message, as controversy stalks his major reform plan.
"This is a critical time in this president's administration and in the history of our country. I hope you can join us," Plouffe wrote in an email to supporters, soliciting questions for the president.

Obama mobilized the greatest army of grass roots activists in US history during his capture of the Democratic nomination and the presidency last year.

But so far, it is not clear if those legions of supporters are prepared to turn out in their millions to help him push key legislation through Congress.

The White House has spent the last two days attempting to dismiss reports that it is softening its proposal to create a government entity to compete with private insurers to bring down the cost of health care and to widen access.

A flurry of media accounts on Sunday interpreted remarks by White House spokesman Robert Gibbs and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as stepping back from the "public option."
"As I've said, now, yesterday and earlier today, the administration's position is unchanged," said Gibbs on Monday.
"I think the suggestion somehow that anything that was said Saturday or Sunday as being new administration policy is just not something that I would agree with."

The administration argues that having a federal component is still a key part of the health care plan, but says Obama is open to any option that will foster choice and competition in the health care market.

Some top lawmakers have expressed doubts that there is sufficient support in Congress for a public option, and are pushing a plan for non-profit co-operatives to be introduced into the health insurance market instead.

Obama's health care reform drive, his top domestic priority, has been assailed in recent weeks by Republicans and angry opponents disrupting town hall meetings held by Democratic lawmakers.

The president, trying to contain the damage to his plan, held two town hall meetings of his own on health care in the western states of Montana and Colorado at the weekend.

But on Monday, he faced the wrath of normally supportive liberal newspaper columnists, who fear he is toning down what had been billed as a generational domestic reform drive.

"If we manage to get health care 'reform' this time around it will be the kind of reform that benefits the very people who have given us a failed system, and thus made reform so necessary," said columnist Bob Herbert of the New York Times.
Eugene Robinson, of the Washington Post, added that "giving up the public option would send many of Obama's progressive supporters into apoplexy, yet the administration has sent clear signals that this is the path of less resistance it's prepared to take."



Here is the letter that David Plouffe sent out.

President Obama is holding a live strategy meeting on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time for all Organizing for America supporters. I hope you can join us, online or by phone.

The President will update us on the fight to pass real health insurance reform -- what's happening in D.C. and what's happening around the country. He'll lay out our strategy and message going forward and answer questions from supporters like you. And we'll unveil the next actions we'll organize together.

This is a critical time in this President's administration, and in the history of our country. I hope you can join us.

Here are the details:

What: Organizing for America National Health Care Forum

When: Thursday, August 20th, 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

If you'd like to ask Obama a question about Organizing for America's ongoing health reform campaign...just enter it beneath your contact information on the form on this page....link below.

http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/aug20web

The President wrote to us a few weeks ago to ask us to go the extra mile this month in the fight for health insurance reform. And so far, you've stepped up in a big way: Last week, an astounding 60,000 Organizing for America volunteers stopped by representatives' and senators' local offices. You told your health care stories to staffers and members of Congress -- of losing insurance after getting laid off, of being denied coverage upon finding out about a serious illness. And you thanked those supporting real health insurance reform for all the work they've done so far.

But these local office visits were only part of the story. The D.C. media has been trumpeting coverage of town halls disrupted by angry opposition to reform. But the reality on the ground is very different. Organizing for America supporters are showing up in huge numbers at these meetings all across the country -- outnumbering opponents of reform, often by overwhelming margins.

You've organized 11,906 local events in all 50 states -- from press conferences to community discussions -- since we launched our big campaign for reform in June. And you've made hundreds of thousands of calls to Congress.

Your work so far has been incredible. But the special interests and partisan attack groups who oppose reform will not let up, and they will tell whatever lies they can to spread fear. There's a lot more work for all of us to do. This Thursday's meeting is our chance to huddle as a team, get the latest information and talk about how we're going to achieve this victory. You don't want to miss it.

http://my.barackobama.com/forum

Hope you can make it,

David Plouffe




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Wild Thing's comment......

The whole "organizing" thing sickens me. It says ACORN all over it.


What I want to know is.....how is this LEGAL???? Isn’t this ‘lobbying from the WH’?


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


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

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Obama Lame Duck So Soon





Debate's Path Caught Obama by Surprise

Public Option Wasn't Intended as Major Focus

By Michael D. Shear and Ceci Connolly

Washington Post
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

President Obama's advisers acknowledged Tuesday that they were unprepared for the intraparty rift that occurred over the fate of a proposed public health insurance program, a firestorm that has left the White House searching for a way to reclaim the initiative on the president's top legislative priority.

Administration officials insisted that they have not shied away from their support for a public option to compete with private insurance companies, an idea they said Obama still prefers to see in a final bill.

But at a time when the president had hoped to be selling middle-class voters on how insurance reforms would benefit them, the White House instead finds itself mired in a Democratic Party feud over an issue it never intended to spotlight.

"I don't understand why the left of the left has decided that this is their Waterloo," said a senior White House adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "We've gotten to this point where health care on the left is determined by the breadth of the public option. I don't understand how that has become the measure of whether what we achieve is health-care reform."
"It's a mystifying thing," he added. "We're forgetting why we are in this."

Another top aide expressed chagrin that a single element in the president's sprawling health-care initiative has become a litmus test for whether the administration is serious about the issue.

"It took on a life of its own," he said.

In search of new momentum, Obama plans to discuss the matter Thursday with thousands of his most loyal supporters in a nationwide "strategy call" hosted by Organizing for America, a grass-roots arm of the Democratic National Committee.

He is likely to repeat what he and his top surrogates have said for months: that he will not "draw a line in the sand" about the inclusion of a public plan and that no one provision is a "deal breaker" as long as the final legislation embraces his broad principles for reform.

"That's what we said in June; that's what we've said in July; that's what we've said," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Tuesday.

Anger about an optional government-sponsored insurance program has been simmering for months, but the flare-up has created legislative and communications challenges for the White House at a critical point in Obama's push for reform.

Polls suggest that support is dwindling for widespread changes to the health-care system, and Democratic lawmakers have begun second-guessing the bipartisan strategy advocated by Obama and being pursued in the Senate Finance Committee.

Since lawmakers left Capitol Hill for their August recess, the national conversation about health care has bounced from talk of "death panels" to insuring illegal immigrants to an outright government takeover of the system, GOP pollster Bill McInturff said.

"Those are bad questions to spend weeks litigating in the public," he said. "They have spent weeks talking about negative premises about the plan."

The president has maneuvered gingerly around the issue of a public plan, largely maintaining that he prefers to include the public option in a new insurance marketplace. He often argues that competition from a government plan -- without high executive salaries and the need to post profits -- could keep big insurance companies "honest."

But Obama and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel have also signaled a willingness to consider other avenues. Addressing a joint session of Congress in February, the president made no mention of a public insurance plan.

At a White House summit in March, he said: "If there is a way of getting this done where we're driving down costs and people are getting health insurance at an affordable rate and have choice of doctor, have flexibility in terms of their plans, and we could do that entirely through the market, I'd be happy to do it that way."
When the Obama campaign first crafted its health-care proposal, the creation of a government-sponsored insurance option "was not the most important thing," said David Cutler, a Harvard University economics professor and campaign adviser on health-care issues.

Obama, like Cutler, embraced the concept because it would afford consumers more options, Cutler said.

But while the idea has given conservatives an opening to attack Obama for allegedly supporting government-run health care, "to the left it's become this unholy grail" without which any reforms would be inadequate, Cutler said.

Richard Kirsch of Health Care for America Now said the idea was destined to become a flash point for the Obama administration as it began the health-care debate.

"They couldn't have avoided it," said Kirsch, an early proponent of the public option idea. "It was impossible. It was always going to be something that progressives really cared for."

Kirsch said early criticism of the concept by conservatives and insurance industry groups helped solidify liberal support for it.

"The right went on the attack," he said. "As a result, the issue got tremendously elevated. Because the right attacked it aggressively, it became a centerpiece of the battle."
Republicans signaled Tuesday that dropping the public option would not garner additional GOP backing. Jon Kyl (Ariz.), the second-ranking Senate Republican leader, criticized an alternative idea of creating a private insurance cooperative, calling it a "Trojan horse" that was effectively the same as the public option.
"It doesn't matter what you call it, they want it to accomplish something Republicans are opposed to," he said.
Kyl's comments came as other conservative Republicans joined in to bash the co-ops idea. Rep. Tom Price (Ga.) said, "A co-op that is simply another name for a public option, or government-run plan, will be rejected by the American people."

One Democratic strategist involved in coordinating the pro-reform message among many like-minded groups said the Republican response was predictable.

"We were always concerned about leading with our glass jaw," he said. "We felt we probably shouldn't make health-care reform be about this because it falls so easily into the socialized medicine, big-government theme."

Groups pushing for a public plan urged the White House on Tuesday to stick to its guns.

"They made a decision in June to be more public in their support for the public option," Kirsch said. "I think that was the right decision. They should stick with that, because it keeps their base with them."
One Democratic Obama ally lamented that the push for a public plan has become synonymous with victory on health-care reform.
"In the last 90 days, it has taken on an aura much more pronounced than it did the first four months of the year," said the activist, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss White House strategy. He said Obama's advisers have stoked the controversy this week by creating the perception they were abandoning the public plan.
"If they made a mistake, it does go back to what I consider some inartfully framed phrases from the president and some other administration officials," the activist said. "To get where they had to go, they didn't have to depart too much from the language of June and July."
Jim Kessler, a vice president at the nonpartisan Third Way think tank, said that to the public, the health-care debate appears to be a "muddle." But the fierce sparring over the opposition may signal progress on the legislative front. He said: "We always knew this was going to be decided near the end."



Obama fighting for his presidency, not reform

Washington Examiner

Political Editor

August 17, 2009

The big question for President Barack Obama right now isn't about health care, but his own political survival.

If he fails to deliver health legislation, Obama will prove right those who said he was in over his head. That would make him something of a lame duck after only seven months in office.

But if he does manage to squeeze a bill out of Congress, it would be a Pyrrhic victory. By delivering unwanted changes to unwilling voters on a life-or-death issue, the president would squander the goodwill he earned during the campaign.

Voters now say passing nothing would be better than any of the plans stewing in Congress, so it's hard to imagine that lawmakers will return from their recess ready to take political risks.

The president is plenty smart, and has shown preternatural political instincts. But he made a rookie mistake on health care, and it could be the undoing of his once-promising presidency.

Obama refused to develop and sell a plan to the American people in a straightforward way. Even with the glow of his halo starting to fade, the president might have succeeded this summer with an honest pitch. In doing so, he would have also established the adult phase of his presidency and ended the awkward adolescence of his administration.

Instead, he outsmarted himself by trying a bait and switch.

Obama said he was letting Congress work. Instead, he tried to sneak his plan through.

The New York Times reported last week on the shadow negotiations between the White House and the bipartisan working group on the Senate Finance Committee.

The president was cutting sweetheart deals with the biggest drug makers, labor unions and other interest groups all contingent on the bill being crafted in Sen. Max Baucus' committee. Team Obama was in constant contact with the Senate group.

But in the House, the administration was nowhere to be found. As one House Democrat said, "They have been -- what is a good way to put it? -- available for consultation."

And when House liberals complained that he had let them down by not delivering a new government-run health program, Obama could just give them a wink. Just vote for the plan, Rahm Emanuel would whisper, and when the co-op is an inevitable bust, the national health plan will kick in.

But worse for Obama, his end run damaged what was once his greatest asset -- the belief among voters that he was something different.

Endless evasions and then a crackdown on opponents has made Obama look like just another president -- and a cynical one at that.

Emotionally invoking his grandmother's November death over the weekend to shame his critics was just the latest in a series of shoddy ploys.




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

Wow, ifi you type into Google.....

obama lame duck president

There are a lot of newpapers and articles called Obama a Lame Duck or asking is Obama now a lame duck. heh heh

I don't want anything to do with his socialized medicine. One huge thing too, they better think twice before they make we the people live under Obamacare when the politicans will not be subject to it. THAT is not going to be acceptable either. How can anyone in office think we the people would allow our country to do such a thing. No way.


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AARP, Losing 60,000 Members Gets Challenge From American Seniors Association




AARP, Losing Members Over Health Care, Faces Challenge From Grassroots Senior Advocacy Group


The Atlanta-based American Seniors Association (ASA) , which is opposed to President Obama's health care plan, is trying to capitalize on growing public dissatisfaction with the AARP.


FOX News


Look out AARP. There's a new senior advocacy group on the block offering a conservative alternative to seniors.

The Atlanta-based American Seniors Association (ASA), which is opposed to President Obama's health care plan, is trying to capitalize on growing public dissatisfaction with the AARP.

About 60,000 seniors have quit AARP since July 1 due to the group's support for health care reform, a spokesman for the organization said this week.

AARP is running ads to support a health care overhaul and hosted Obama at an online forum recently to promote his agenda to AARP members. But the group has not endorsed a specific bill and says it won't support a plan that reduces Medicare benefits.

Spokesman Drew Nannis told The Associated Press it wasn't unusual for the powerful, 40 million-strong senior citizens' lobby to shed members in droves when advocating for a controversial issue.

Nannis said the group loses some 300,000 members a month but he couldn't say how many more members had quit for other reasons in that time period. He said AARP gained some 400,000 new members during the same period and that 1.5 million members renewed their membership.

But ASA is swooping in to pick up the disaffected seniors.

The group is offering any senior that sends in a torn AARP card a special deal that provides them with a two-year membership for the price of one year.

Founded in 2005 as the National Association of Senior Concerns by retired business executive Jerry Barton, a longtime supporter of conservative values and causes, the group later changed its name to the American Seniors Association.

ASA advocates reform of Medicare, Social Security and the tax code. The group also goes outside of traditional issues that affect seniors by opposing illegal immigration.

Among the variety of services the group offers are prescription discounts, mortgage loans, travel agency and insurance products through a partnership with Liberty Mutual.

Actor Peter Marshall, former host of Hollywood Squares, is the group's honorary chairman.

ASA did not immediately respond to an e-mail request by FOXNews.com for comment. The group said in a voice mail message and on its Web site that due to recent media coverage its phones lines are full and it is experiencing a high volume of e-mail.

On its Web site, the group blasts Obama's health care plan.

"President Obama must think the American people are idiots if he thinks the health care rationing, restrictions and regulations being debated in Congress will save money and result in better preventative medicine," Stuart Barton, president of the organization, said in a statement.
"The president told the AARP meeting that opponents are 'making people scared.' Well, they ought to be scared at current proposals," he said, citing congressional analysts' estimates that the plan will cost up to $1.8 trillion over 10 years. "That's absurd in a recession, let alone good times."

In an opinion article published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday, Barton wrote that his group opposes the plan because "a government-run plan would limit patient-doctor choice," "an employer mandate would kill jobs and lower wages," and paying for the cost with new taxes and Medicare cuts "attacks baby boomers and seniors."

Many seniors are concerned or fearful that Obama's plan to cut $313 billion dollars to Medicare over 10 years to pay for reform will adversely affect them. But Obama says he wants to eliminate the waste and inefficiencies from the system.

Recent polling by FOX News shows seniors, many of whom are on Medicare, don't want a major overhaul -- 93 percent rate their current coverage as good or excellent, and 56 percent say they oppose the creation of a government-run option for all Americans.

As the health care debate intensifies, some seniors have started protesting AARP. At a forum in Dallas earlier this month, AARP officials walked out after several seniors interrupted the meeting with critical questions and comments.

The AARP has tried to distance itself from Obama after the president declared at town hall in Portsmouth, N.H., that the group is supporting his plan "because they know this is a good deal for our seniors."

The AARP said Obama's statements were "inaccurate," explaining that it hasn't endorsed any plan or bill. The group admits, however, that it supports some provisions in the legislation.

Barton said in Monday's opinion article that he's not surprised that a number of seniors are growing disgusted with AARP.

"They see that the AARP has betrayed its membership in order to support 'reform' for White House 'favors' in return," he wrote.


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

I posted this last week when Marik sent me an article about AARP and they said they were worried about American Seniors Association, they should have been heh heh, it is very impressive.


I love how it is pro American and NOT Pro socialism.

This is great they are getting more coverage and that ASA is challenging AARP is fantastic.

This is the American way not the dem way, not the Obama government own everything way and I love the American way of competition and good companies having a chance to do well.



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


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



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Obama & Friends: History of Radicalism



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From Wild Thing.........

As you all know I had posted that Sean Hannity was going to have a special two weeks ago on a Sunday night. It never aired, instead they showed a re-run of a show he had done during the week.

These Hannity segments are currently on YouTube now and were aired on Hannity's show October 2008 during the election..........as the YouTube info box states. It's possible Hannity's program pulled or was coerced to pull a program that Sunday night.

There are SIX of them and perhaps some of you have not seen them before. They are well worth watching and give a lot of information. If you have seen them before and save videos at YouTube I thought you might want to save them for future reference.


Obama & Friends History of Radicalisam 1-6 College Years


Sean Hannity - Obama & Friends History of Radicalisam 2-6 Community Organizer

Sean Hannity - Obama & Friends History of Radicalisam 3-6 Ayers


Sean Hannity - Obama & Friends History of Radicalisam 4-6 Jeremiah Wright


Sean Hannity - Obama & Friends History of Radicalisam 5-6 Israel


Sean Hannity - Obama & Friends History of Radicalisam 6-6 ACORN




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


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Transparent .......Not Obama



Ann Dunham with Barack Obama Sr. during his return visit to Hawaii in about 1971. The couple divorced in 1964.




Obama's parents didn't live at newspaper birth address

Barack's dad had bachelor pad, mother left Hawaii with baby

By Jerome R. Corsi


Additional documents uncovered by WND support a previous report that President Obama's parents did not live together as husband and wife at the Honolulu address listed in birth announcements in two local newspapers.

Both newspapers, the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, carried the announcement that Barack Obama Jr. was born Aug. 4, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama, residing at 6085 Kalanianaole Highway in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Additional research has established that the grandparents, Madelyn and Stanley Dunham, lived at 6085 Kalanianaole Highway, not Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham.

Moreover, Mr. and Mrs. Obama apparently did not live together after their marriage, with Dunham evidently remaining in the rented 6085 Kalanianaole Highway house.

Barack Obama Sr. lived alone at an 11th Avenue address in Honolulu, closer to the university. Dunham left Hawaii for Seattle in August 1961, the month of Barack Obama Jr.'s birth, to study at the University of Washington.

WND can find no listing in the Polk directories to document Dunham and Barack Obama Sr. ever living at the same address.

As WND previously reported, according to an affidavit from private investigator Jorge Baro, the neighbor who has lived at 6075 Kalanianaole Highway since before Obama was born had no recollection of the family next door having a black child born to a white mother.

Very likely, the neighbor, Beatrice Arakaki, did not recall the Obama family because the primary residents were the grandparents, the Dunhams.

At most, Ann Dunham Obama and her son lived at 6085 Kalanianaole Highway only a few days, and there is no evidence Barack Obama Sr. ever lived there, despite the address having been listed in the Honolulu newspapers as the residence of the parents.

After Dunham left for Seattle, Barack Obama Sr. likely would have lived at his 11th Avenue address.

A search of the Polk's Directory of Honolulu for 1961-1962 indicates 6085 Kalanianaole Highway was being rented by the grandparents. Madelyn L. Dunham is listed as a loan interviewer and escrow agent at the Bank of Hawaii, and Stanley A. Dunham is listed as a manager with Pratt Furniture.



In a separate listing, Ann S. Obama, Obama's mother, is identified as a student living at the 6085 Kalanianaole Highway address; Barack H. Obama, her husband, is listed as a student living at 625 11th Avenue.

As WND previously reported, a Honolulu title search documented 6085 Kalanianaole Highway was purchased in 1958 by Orland Scott Lefforge, a University of Hawaii professor, and his wife/companion Thelma Young, who remained owners into the 1970s.

The Polk Directory shows Lefforge and Young living at 6085 Kalanianaole Highway in 1963, not when they purchased the home in 1958.


PLEASE CLICK HERE for continued article and added newspaper clippings.



How Did Obama Get To Washington 15 Days After His Birth?

How Did Obama Get To Washington 15 Days After His Birth? Joseph Farah, Editor-in-Chief, Chairman, CEO and founder of World Net Daily on the Bill Cunningham Show.




Wild Thing's comments...........

Oh, if we could only put him under a truth spell....Sodium Pentothal. What doozies he would tell us about.


This latest article is strong circumstantial evidence that he probably wasn't born in Hawaii.

OK here is my tin foil hat. haha but there are so many questions and information keeps coming little by little. All the people in Obama's life were communists, his mom, his birth father if it really was his birth father, Frank Davis his mentor etc. Here is a what if........
and just some thoughts and questions.......


I don’t understand their finances. This house was supposed to have been an expensive house. Where did they get the money? If they had so much money...why didn’t they help Ann go with Sr to Harvard? They were communists,did someone in the communist party back them, back his birth father? If that happened would the CIA have been involved in some way like undercover type thing. I know tin foil hat time, but sheesh none of this is simple, so many things not connecting and so many lies we find out about. There has to be something really bad for Obama NOT to do what he is supposed to about the birth certificate which is what we think it is that is he NOT qualified to even run for President.

Back in those days the FBI and CIA took communists seriously, hell today they are members of Congress and the Senate. But back then even movies were made about dark meeting places and spies and the CIA and KGB.

Obama is like this nothing.... THING. Too many things hidden and locked away from anyone to be able to see. That alone causes one to question everything about this guy. It is NOT normal even if he had bad grades that would not be a good enough reason to keep them from the public.

IF... he was born in Hawaii and is still hiding the certificate, I'd think the most likely reason is that it undermines his story in Dreams of my Father, which is what vaulted him into Chicago politics in the first place.
If the book was a lie (and maybe not even written by him we have read that Bill Ayers may have written one of them like a ghost writer), then what else about him is a lie?


Here is the other thing to consider is this:

Sr had a scholarship. He had to LIE on that marriage application to get married. He could have lost his scholarship and been booted out of the country.

So IF they did get married...who promised him that he would have no problems so that he would go along with the charade.

Let’s say the CIA was involved with the family.

Now look at Rahm’s family. There is a radical story there with his father being part of the underground. Likely has Mossad connections. Has the same last name as the man who identified Eichmann so he could be tried for War Crimes - though Rahm’s father supposedly claims they weren’t related. Non-relative went to Switzerland after Eichmann started making threats about the emigration scheme. Rahm’s father went to School in Switzerland. Stopped for a while to try to smuggle guns to the underground from Czech. Interrupted his training to become a medic in the 1948 War.

Rahm’s Granddaddy was a Union Organizer in Chicago...

So what are people that have been involved with the CIA and the Mossad or some equivalent...doing in power...and why such an Anti-Israel stance?


I have no idea, I am just writing things we have learned and my thoughts. Heck I still am amazed that he couldn’t remember where he met Michelle at...and that the media, of course, covered for him (oh...he was tired!!!). But it was a whopper; easily documented in his own book!!!



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


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


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To Create New Jobs Businesses Learn To Diversify and Expand


In order to create new jobs, businesses must diversify and expand



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

LOL these are great!



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


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Keep the Pressure On! by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret.




Keep the Pressure On!

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

When Jimmy “Caata” moved into the White House in January 1976 it was like the Beverly Hillbillies coming to Washington. From my position at the Pentagon 4E 789 where I served as Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, until I left in September 1977, then from more distant observation from Japan then Camp Pendleton, California, the four years of the Carter Administration played out as a combination of comedy and tragedy.

It is not necessary to draw the parallel here, because the similarities of then and now should be obvious. The distinction is that the current occupant is of dubious eligibility to serve, despite “official” statements to the contrary, has zero management experience, and is an ideological socialist if not communist. Despite lopsided support and funding, and all the negative press heaped on John McCain and Sarah Palin, the reality was an election that was relatively close.

Obama promised that he would bring “change” to America leading chants of “yes, we can.” He promised to totally change the economic system, (for lemmings, that’s from free markets to socialism/communism); to spread the wealth around; to withdraw American forces from Iraq immediately upon becoming President; to immediately close Guantanamo Bay; to focus on and win in Afghanistan; to sit down without preconditions with America’s enemies; to “restore” America’s place of respect in a malcontent world; to increase the price of energy; to enact universal health care; to rein in the compensation of top level CEOs; to put the brakes on credit card lenders; to not raise taxes one penny on the middle class and etc., to note a partial list.

What Obama had in mind when he promised “total change” was precisely what America is witnessing unfold, the destruction of the greatest economy in the world to be replaced by pervasive government, in short socialism the intermediate step to communism; and he’s using Rham Emmanuel’s “don’t let a good crisis go to waste” as his entrée.

I am no fan of those who manipulate stock prices for their personal benefit to the detriment of average American investors; no fan of Chris Dodd and Barney Frank; no fan of inept regulators, tax cheaters, and lying, cheating bankers; I am no fan of oil and housing speculators and if it were up to me would overhaul banking and financial markets. Aside from that I would cut taxes, reduce the size of government, get it out of the way and let Americans do what they do best, and that is to be innovative and entrepreneurial.

I am also no fan of excessive government programs and self-serving, careerist politicians the latter of which represent the large majority of Washington’s political class without regard to party. Left to me, I would invoke the essence of the Declaration of Independence

(“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,…”)

against the present tyranny and reduce to rubble their cozy relationships with special interests represented by lobbyists. Undoubtedly, there are some who deserve the continued support of the silent majority, but they are few and far between. We should follow Jesus’ lead, but instead of chasing the money changers out of the Temple, we should drive government thieves out of Washington.

Is it any wonder that American’s are angry about the manner which this Administration and Democrat Congress are “rhaming” legislation through without reading, without debate, without the consent of the American people? This is a Republic not a Democracy but one does not expect one’s representative to go to Washington, and equipped with the blinding enlightenment gained from the wallets of lobbyists, abrogate their representative function.

Bill Clinton may think that Obama’s popularity would rebound with passage of universal health care, but as one American told her representative at a recent town hall meeting, “the sleeping giant has awakened,” so, for “Slick Willie” “it ‘ain’t’ goin’ back to sleep.”

Jimmy “Caata,” served one term and so will Obama, then after taking their country back, Americans will undo the damage. In the process Obama and his socialist vision for America will disappear into the dust bin of history forever. For now, Obama urges a fight using his union and ACORN thugs, with his admonition to “push back twice as hard.” Okay. This is not Russia 1917, or Germany 1933, and he will get more fight than he bargained for.

KEEP THE PRESSURE ON AND DON’T QUIT!

Semper Fidelis



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

The Col. is absolutley right, he is always so good.


....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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August 18, 2009

Columnist Robert Novak Dies After Battle With Brain Cancer





Chicago Sun Times


Columnist Robert Novak Dies After Battle With Brain Cancer

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak, one of the nation’s most influential journalists, who relished his “Prince of Darkness” public persona, died at home here early Tuesday morning after a battle with brain cancer.

“He was someone who loved being a journalist, love journalism and loved his country and loved his family, Novak’s wife, Geraldine, told the Sun-Times on Tuesday.

Novak’s remarkable and long-running career made him a powerful presence in newspaper columns, newsletters, books and on television.

On May 15, 1963, Novak teamed up with the late Rowland Evans Jr. to create the “Inside Report” political column, which became the must-read syndicated column. Evans tapped Novak, then a 31-year old correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, to help with the workload of a six-day-a-week column.

Evans and Novak were the od d couple: Evans a Philadelphia blue blood and Yale graduate; Novak from Joliet, Ill. who attended the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana campus.

Novak handled the column solo after Evans retired in 1993. The Chicago Sun-Times has been Novak’s home paper since 1966.

Robert David Sanders Novak, 78, was born and raised in Joliet and his first newspaper jobs were with the Joliet Herald-News and, while a student at the University of Illinois, the Champaign-Urbana Courier. Novak maintained a lifelong tie to the University of Illinois with the school creating the Robert D. Novak chair of Western Civilization and Culture in 200X.

Mrs. Novak said that her husband passed away at 4:30 a.m., returning home after being hospitalized between July 10 and July 24. Novak’s malignant brain tumor was discovered July 27, 2008.

"Bob was always the pro," said Don Hayner, the Sun-Times' editor in chief. "No matter what he had going on, he was always at the ready to help out on stories, and he broke more than his share. Even as he became a national figure, he was always proud to be part of the Sun-Times. And we were proud of him."

Besides Mrs. Novak, survivors include a son Alex, 41, who's a marketing executive for Eagle Publishing, and a daughter Zelda, 44, who is married to the journalist Christopher Caldwell. Novak also is survived by grandchildren Jane, Philip, Eliza and George Caldwell, and Max, Sam, Gloria and Joseph Novak.


Wild Thing's comment......

"Always love your country — but never trust your government!" Robert Novak as quoted by The Chicago Sun-Times.


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52 or 48 Have Your Pick Obama Already Did


Obama's MySpace page: I'm 52 years old, not 48

Would place president's birth during time Hawaii was a territory

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If President Obama were indeed born in Hawaii, was it while the islands were a territory of the United States?

A new wrinkle in the dispute over his birth – and whether he is eligible to be president under the U.S. Constitution's requirement that the president be a "natural born" citizen – appeared today when Obama's official MySpace page declared his age is 52, thus placing his birth year at 1957 instead of 1961 as has been claimed.

That would mean he would have been born during the archipelago's time as a territory of the U.S., the islands' status from about 1900 until statehood in 1959.

The birth year also conflicts with campaign and other White House information that have discussed his 48th birthday this month.


An Aug. 16, 2009, screenshot of President Obama's MySpace page declares his age as 52, not 48 as has been claimed elsewhere.


Obama's personal web page, BarackObama.com, has numerous links to related sites including Facebook and MySpace, confirming that MySpace.com/barackobama is the president's page on MySpace.

Even when one puts the words "MySpace" and "Barack Obama" into search engines such as Google, the top result is the same page and indicates: "Official profile page for Barack Obama includes his blog, blurbs, news clips, videos and comments from his MySpace friends."

Obama's Facebook listing does not display his age, but shows his date of birth as Aug. 4, 1961.


Obama's Facebook page lists his date of Birth as Aug. 4, 1961, and also confirms his MySpace page address


A WND request to the White House for comment did not generate an immediate response.

It was the Associated Press that reported on Aug. 4 Obama was having Senate Democrats to lunch because "it's the president's birthday and Chuck E. Cheese was booked."

AP credited Obama with being the nation's third youngest president who turned 48 this month.

Interestingly, a check of the Internet archive "Wayback Machine" finds that on April 10, 2007, Obama had his age listed as 45 on MySpace, which would be correct if, in fact, he had been born in August 1961 as has been trumpeted.


Les Kinsolving, WND's correspondent at the White House, several times has raised the question over Obama's eligibility at White House news briefings – initially asking why the president didn't just release a copy of his original long-form birth certificate.



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


I realize with all of these a person can put any age they want, MySpace, Facebook any of them don't check a person's id. The only want a legit email address. But even so it is either highly stupid that Obama did not catch this or someone on slipped up with the truth?


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

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


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The Worst CIC Obama Speaks To VFW Audience


VFW National Sergeant-at-arms Bryan O'Brien listens as US President Barack Obama speaks during the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Convention at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Veterans of Foreign Wars 110th Convention at the convention center Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Monday, Aug. 17, 2009




Here are some notes from watching this on TV ~ Wild Thing

Yesterday Obama spoke before the VFW . Except for a dozen people or so, they are sitting on their hands. Vets know who the real Obama is. Occasional applause for apple pie statements. For the most part, silence.

Beautiful. Go, Vets! The Thug doesn’t respect you at all. He just mouths the words. Here, the obamanation is in, for him, a “foreign land” when he talks with the Veterans. These people are HEROS, American HEROS. this obamanation is committing TREASON... reverse TREASON... and they know it.

“We will remove all our troops from Iraq by 2011”... silence from audience. “My new comprehensive strategy of March is moving ahead.” Silence. “Our new strategy has defined missions and goals.” Silence.

He’s head flipping at 20+ per minute. That’s always an indicator of nervousness. That head flipping is ridiculous.LOL

"In Afghanistan we will be there to help the Afghanis defeat Al Queda." Silence. "We need to fully adapt to the post-Cold War years. The current troop mix is 20 years out of date and is unacceptable." Obama staff applauds. "So we need to ask hard questions about the weapons we buy" (I guess this explains Obama's gutting of the Navy). Silence. This is painful.

The silence is deafening....do you hear the echo? This is awesome.

This guy cannot speak from the heart. He continues to read from a teleprompter. Does he really think people don’t see this? What does he know about being a Commander in Chief? He knows nothing about the military. God help our troops !

He is such a damned liar.......where is the lightning bolt?

Obama’s now actually reading the Dem talking points about “Restructuring our military.” Now he’s saying that our troops need to be able to “speak the native languages of the people they meet overseas” (presumably so they can ask enemy troops why they are mad at us). I am not making this up.

“We need to attack waste in military spending and it needs to stop. This is not apolitical issue but about supporting our troops.” Obama brings-up John McCain as a supporter of “restructuring our military.” Obama pats self on back for “cutting waste.” He’s now talking about programs (F-35, airborne laser anti-missile) and clearly has no idea what he’s talking about.

He laughs at a nuclear attack.........what a smart ass.


“The mental illness of our returning troops must be addressed.”
He is now talking about PTSD And he brings up health care and home visits.

This guy is an arrogant prick.

He is squirming, he knows that in a audience of hundreds ( 13000 in attendance) , 12 clap.

“I promise that no veteran’s healthcare will be compromised by my new bill. I promise that no new paperwork will affect any veteran’s healthcare. I promise that no veterans will see any drop in their benefits and I am so directing my secretary of veterans affairs.”

Two rows of Obama appointees applaud; from the rest, silence. LOL!

FINALLY finishes after 39 minutes. Announcer says crowd numbers 13,000. Perhaps 50 applauded. An astonishing beat-down. He can't wait to get out of there. Vets can't wait for him to get out of there. Whew!

He is almost running to get out of there......... Being around all those REAL men made him nervous. heh heh


God Bless Our Veterans ~Thank you!



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Townhall Meetings and the 2nd Amendment



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Chris Matthews welcomes William Kostric the man who legally brought a gun to an Obama Town Hall meeting. In classic media spin, Matthews, the Hardball host tried to pigeonhole the constitutional advocate on a variety of issues.





"CNN's Loud Debate On Gun-Toting At President Obama's Recent Events " - 08/17/09




Man carrying assault weapon attends Obama protest

Breitbart

PHOENIX

About a dozen people carrying guns, including one with a military-style rifle, milled among protesters outside the convention center where President Barack Obama was giving a speech Monday—the latest incidents in which protesters have openly displayed firearms near the president.

Gun-rights advocates say they're exercising their constitutional right to bear arms and protest, while those who argue for more gun control say it could be a disaster waiting to happen.

Phoenix police said the gun-toters at Monday's event, including the man carrying an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle slung over his shoulder, didn't need permits. No crimes were committed, and no one was arrested.

The man with the rifle declined to be identified but told The Arizona Republic that he was carrying the assault weapon because he could. "In Arizona, I still have some freedoms," he said.

Phoenix police Detective J. Oliver, who was monitoring the man at the downtown protest, said police also wanted to make sure no one decided to harm him.

"Just by his presence and people seeing the rifle and people knowing the president was in town, it sparked a lot of emotions," Oliver said. "We were keeping peace on both ends."
Last week, during Obama's health care town hall in Portsmouth, N.H., a man carrying a sign reading "It is time to water the tree of liberty" stood outside with a pistol strapped to his leg.
"It's a political statement," he told The Boston Globe. "If you don't use your rights, then you lose your rights."
Police asked the man to move away from school property, but he was not arrested.

Phoenix was Obama's last stop on a four-day tour of western states, including Montana and Colorado.

Authorities in Montana said Monday they received no reports of anyone carrying firearms during Obama's health care town hall near Bozeman on Friday. About 1,000 people both for and against Obama converged at a protest area near the Gallatin Field Airport hangar where the event took place. One person accused of disorderly conduct was detained and released, according to the Gallatin Airport Authority.

Heather Benjamin of Denver's Mesa County sheriff's department, the lead agency during Obama's visit there, said no one was arrested.

Arizona is an "open-carry" state, which means anyone legally allowed to have a firearm can carry it in public as long as it's visible. A permit is required if the weapon is carried concealed.

Paul Helmke, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said people should not be allowed to bring guns to events where Obama is.

"To me, this is craziness," he said. "When you bring a loaded gun, particularly a loaded assault rifle, to any political event, but particularly to one where the president is appearing, you're just making the situation dangerous for everyone."
He said people who bring guns to presidential events are distracting the Secret Service and law enforcement from protecting the president. "The more guns we see at more events like this, there's more potential for something tragic happening," he said.

A call to a Secret Service spokesman was not immediately returned Monday.

The National Rifle Association also did not return a call for comment.




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

Chris Matthews does a rapid fire type of questioning. The other day I heard someone on talk radio playing a sound bite of Chris Mathews and I counted how many questions he asked the person in rapid fire mode before he actually shut up and alllowed his guest to reply. 19 19 questionos in a row. It was amazing, that a human being would do this and he does it with each interview. The more angry Chris Matthews is the more questions and louder he asks them.

The man he interviewed about the gun held his own really well.

It also shows the variety of people at the Townhall meetings, and I lke that because it shows across the board how much the American people are totally against Obamacare. The media can't just say it is conservatives when libertarians and even democrats have shown up.


I lost count how many Veterans I have met that carry a gun with them. Usually you can't even see it on them, it is no big deal. Many will have it attached to the leg under jeans,if they wear boots it is not even noticable. Or women having a small gun in their purse.

Now my thoughts about the guns being taken there. We have seen the tactics of the ACORN and SEIU thugs, maybe they would think twice before pushing someone around if they saw a weapon.

I have no problem with what these fellows did. We’re in a cold civil war. As long as they are responsible, their presence will avoid any hot wars at these rallies.

And as far as that idoit Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the people screaming the most about lawful firearms use are completely silent about the Obama Brownshirts, the thugs from SEIU and ACORN.

If we don't use our rights why have them.

Two wars have been fought on this countries soil when the principles of the Declaration of Independence have been flagrantly violated. The liberals should know that real Americans still pledge their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to uphold those principles. The more they know, the less likely they are to make it three.




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Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent


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Barney Frank to Sponsor Townhall Meeting ~ LOL Oh Dear!


Barney Frank to sponsor town hall meeting on health care

Boston Herald.com


Responding to what he called the “unusual nature of the health care debate,” U.S. Rep. Barney Frank intends to host a town hall meeting on the national effort to overhaul the health care system.

The meeting will be in addition to a Dartmouth Town Committee meeting at which Frank plans to speak on a variety of Congressional issues, including regulation of financial institutions.

In a statement released Friday, Frank said the interest in his attendance at the Dartmouth meeting – the town committee moved the event to a larger venue to accommodate the anticipated crowd – spurred him to consider sponsoring a separate meeting on health care. The time and place of his hearing are forthcoming, he said


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

My name is Baawney Fwank and I will not towerate dissent!

I cannot post what Nicholas is standing next to me saying. OMG this has so many pun and joke possibilities. LOL And I I’d hate to sit in the front row, you’d be covered with spite.


"he called the “unusual nature of the health care "

Where does one begin to even imagine what he is thinking of. Dear lord! He is so disgusting.


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American Loving Citizens at Smithhaven Mall on Long Island



One of the women in the video says...." Liberty is a contact sport" haha I like that.

The man taping the video asked a woman............ what was your breaking straw?"

" Taking my America away from me". the woman responded.

Thank you to Gathering of Eagles New York


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

God bless these Americans.


....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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Orchestrated Campaign to Shut Down Glenn Beck




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The Orchestrated Campaign to Shut Down Glenn Beck

About a dozen companies have withdrawn their commercials from “Glenn Beck,” the Fox News Channel program, after Glenn Beck, the person, said late last month that President Obama was a racist with a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.”


War erupts over Glenn Beck TV show: Fans fight back

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By Aaron Klein

Glenn Beck fans are fighting back against a campaign led by a black activist organization prompting major advertisers to withdraw from Beck's top-rated Fox News Channel program.

Last week, NewsBusters reported President Obama's "green jobs czar," Van Jones, is co-founder of ColorofChange.org, an activist organization that has led a furious campaign against Beck culminating in major companies such as Geico and Lawyers.com pulling their spots from the Fox News star's daily show.

In recent weeks, Beck has done several critical segments about Van Jones, who was appointed as the special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Beck's segments were based in part on WND's reporting that Jones was as an admitted radical communist and black nationalist leader.

Now a husband and wife team of Beck fans has launched a website – DefendGlenn.com – that lists the contact information for advertisers for Beck's and other Fox News programs and provides users with information and suggestions to contact those companies to urge their continued sponsorship. The site also asks users to contact Beck's current patrons to thank them for their loyalty to the Fox News star's program.

"Our goal is to hit advertisers hard with response from Beck fans with real purchasing power, unlike the instigators of this phony Astroturf boycott," the founder of DefendGlenn told WND.
"At some point they will realize they've been punked by a bunch of paid activists, college students and slacker bloggers in their parents' basements who don't purchase their products anyway," said the founder, who asked that his name be withheld.

ColorofChange, meanwhile,says it has garnered about 75,000 signatories for an online petition against Beck to be sent to advertisers.

Van Jones' group says the controversy stems from Beck's recent comment while a guest on another Fox News show that Obama is a "racist" with "a deep-seated hatred for white people."

Bill Shine of Fox News' programming department clarified Beck was expressing "a personal opinion which represented his own views, not those of the Fox News Channel. And as with all commentators in the cable news arena, he is given the freedom to express his opinions."

Most major media reports on the ColorofChange campaign fail to note Jones is a founder of the group or that Beck has been reporting critically on Jones.

Beck's program, meanwhile, has been taking major hits from the ColorofChange campaign.

Geico and Lawyers.com have pulled their ads from the Fox News show, and Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance and SC Johnson have all claimed their ads were run in error and vowed to correct the mistake.

Fox News said most of the companies will have their ads shifted to other Fox programs.




This left wing campaign is being orchestrated by a group started by Obama’s Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones.

If they are successful, they will move beyond Beck to others.

Two of the companies, GEICO and Progressive, are run by liberals. But that’s not the case with all the others.


SC Johnson:
Fisk Johnson Chairman & CEO
Phone: (262)260-2000

Petrell Ozbay
Senior Global Public Affairs Manager
Phone: (262) 260-2114

Progressive Insurance:
Glenn Renwick, President & CEO- (440)461-5000

Linda Harris, Advertising & Sponsorships
Linda_J._Harris@progressive.com

Geico:
Tony Nicely
Chairman, President & CEO, Insurance Operations
E-mail: tnicely@geico.com
(301) 986-2462

Chris Tasher, GEICO Media Relations
301-986-3271
ctasher@geico.com



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

Obama IS a racist, his stupid books are full of that kind of thing, his statements since his books are many that stir racism and race card BS. Obama ran his campaign using the race card, he uses it every chance he gets.

Glenn spoke the truth and to be punished for it is wrong in every way.



....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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Canada-Top Doctor Says System 'imploding' !





Overhauling health-care system tops agenda at annual meeting of Canada's doctors

SASKATOON

The incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association says this country's health-care system is sick and doctors need to develop a plan to cure it.

Dr. Anne Doig says patients are getting less than optimal care and she adds that physicians from across the country - who will gather in Saskatoon on Sunday for their annual meeting - recognize that changes must be made.

"We all agree that the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize," Doing said in an interview with The Canadian Press.
"We know that there must be change," she said. "We're all running flat out, we're all just trying to stay ahead of the immediate day-to-day demands."
His thoughts on the issue are already clear. Ouellet has been saying since his return that "a health-care revolution has passed us by," that it's possible to make wait lists disappear while maintaining universal coverage and "that competition should be welcomed, not feared."

In other words, Ouellet believes there could be a role for private health-care delivery within the public system.

He has also said the Canadian system could be restructured to focus on patients if hospitals and other health-care institutions received funding based on the patients they treat, instead of an annual, lump-sum budget. This "activity-based funding" would be an incentive to provide more efficient care, he has said.


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

The Canadians now realize they need to fix their system because they won’t be able to get care in the USA under the ObamaCare Death Panel system.

This REALLY makes me even more ticked off. We watched as the EU voted and went more conservative. Not conservative like we are here at this blog but compared to how liberal they have been they did vote to go more conservative in their own way. And now we hear how Canada finally sees how screwed up they have been and need to make changes.

BUT what is our country doing, we have a socialist, communist, Marxist bound and determined to destroy our country and take total control over our lives, health insurance care whatever, our industry, our internet, you name it. Obama wants to copy a system that’s about to go bust!! How brain dead is that?

Anolther thing, Canada does not cover illegals. America does and has been for decades.

WTF is wrong with this picture! Sorry but when I think of all the lives that fought for this country to keep us free, and how our Founding Fathers would kick Obama in his Muslim loving ass if they were here........... it just gets to be too much. Thank God for the Townhalls where we can speak out, carry signs and let our voice or at least our presence be heard and seen. The turnouts for these are very important.


I hope Canada does get their act together, there are people that die there ONLY because of their horrible set up for medical care and office visits and surgery. People in the thousands, waiting for surgery dates years away. Totally unacceptable care imo. Canadians are great people and they deserve better.



....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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Megyn Kelly Discussing Michael Vick






* operation of a dogfighting ring based at a property Vick owns in southeastern Virginia

* The 19-page indictment alleged Vick was highly involved in the operation, alleging that he attended fights and paid off bets when his dogs lost. It said he also was involved in the executions of dogs that did not perform well.

* Officers reportedly found equipment associated with dogfighting, blood stains on the walls of a room and a bloodstained carpet stashed on the property. They reportedly removed more than 60 dogs from the property.

* According to the indictment, Vick decided in his rookie season of 2001, with Phillips and Taylor, to start a dogfighting operation. They named their enterprise the "Bad Newz Kennels,"

* The indictment says Vick, Peace and Phillips executed approximately eight dogs they determined not to be good fighters by hanging, drowning and slamming at least one dog's body to the ground, electrocuting and shooting.

* Two co-defendants of Michael Vick say the NFL star helped execute dogs that didn't fight well, according to federal court documents.


The Link Between Animal Abuse and Serial Killers

October 29, 2007

Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz and Jeffrey Dahmer have more in common than just being serial killers. These three murderers are also connected by the fact that each of them tortured and/or killed animals during their childhoods. "Researchers as well as FBI and other law enforcement agencies nationwide have linked animal cruelty to domestic violence, child abuse, serial killings and to the recent rash of killings by school age children", says Dr. Randall Lockwood (vice president of training and initiatives for the Humane Society of the United States.
Some children are cruel to and torture animals to impress their peers, but future serial killers usually torture animals purely for their own enjoyment. Animal abuse is a recognized sign of a mental disorder. If a child hurts animals it should be a red flag and immediate action should be taken. While there are many factors that contribute to someone becoming a serial killer, the one constant they share is animal abuse.
Jeffrey Dahmer showed an intense interest in dismembering animals as a child. As an adult he was charged with murdering and dismembering at least sixteen people. Dahmer is just one example of this. As a matter of fact, most people who are on death row for murder admit to abusing animals as children. A study done by North Eastern University and the Massachusetts SPCA found that people who abuse animals are five times more likely to abuse humans than people who do not. Albert Schweitzer said it best when the wrote that "Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives".


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

What he did wasn’t a “mistake”. It’s an extreme character flaw that is a common thread running through all serial killers of humans; they start with animals. It’s not something that can be fixed; it’s woven in to the fiber of their beings.

This guy did awful things to dogs and got sadistic enjoyment out of it. Nobody forced him to do what he did.

I am not saying he should not work just that he should not be able to work in the NFL. Embezzlers do not get jobs at banks or working with mone after they serve their time.

I watched his interview hoping to see that he was sorry, it just wasn't there.

Sports is all about money, not character, maybe it used to be eons ago but not anymore.There are some great people in sports and I don't mean to dimiinish them. But this is about Michael Vick.

Yes Vick did his time, even the finding Jesus thing that has become part of the just let me out I am a changed person routine we have heard from so many prisoners. Sorry it does not fly, if he did find Jesus the proof will be in his life from now on.

Either way what he did is a sickness not just breaking the law. He brings that sickness back to the game, puts it in the minds of every sports fan watching his team play. As a so called role model to kids, that has to be considered too. Sports figures should never be role models for anyone but they are and nothing can be done about it.

I agree with Megyn, she is not over reacting, she says he can have a job that is not the point, just not back in football.


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August 17, 2009

Fort Campbell Welcomes Home Vietnam vets



Vietnam veterans enter a hangar at Fort Campbell, Ky., during a ceremony welcoming them home Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009. Hundreds of veterans finally got the homecoming they never had when they returned from the Vietnam War decades ago. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


Fort Campbell welcomes home Vietnam vets


Tears filled the eyes of some Vietnam veterans who were warmly greeted with cheers from their family and friends Sunday in an re-enactment of their original return from the war, when they were often met with angry demonstrators and harsh headlines.

The ceremony was a first for the and the Army, said Maj. Patrick Seiber, an Army spokesman based at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.
"Our hope is that other units and other posts will follow our lead in having this type of ceremony," he said.

Mickey Leighton, a 72-year-old Army veteran from Naples, Fla., said listening to the applause and praise from the community was very emotional.

Leighton, who started his military career at Fort Campbell in 1956, served two tours in Vietnam including the Tet Offensive. He returned in 1972 in the midst of angry anti-war protests that often placed blame on the individual soldiers.

"We were treated very shabbily," he said. "In some cases they would throw eggs at us, they would throw empty beer bottles at us and they would call us baby-killers."

He said many soldiers would immediately change clothes because they didn't want to wear their uniforms in public in the late 1960s and early '70s while traveling home after returning from war.

"Never in the history of the military have I known of any division or any military installation providing a specific welcome home for Vietnam veterans," Leighton said. "This is very touching."

In contrast, Fort Campbell soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are welcomed back with a ceremony after every deployment, with many completing three or four tours since the wars began.

Army leaders and the community around Fort Campbell collaborated for the Vietnam ceremony, Seiber said. The 101st Airborne Division Association, a group for former soldiers from the division, helped to organize and get the word out.
"I can't think of a better community to do this in than the Fort Campbell community," Seiber said.

Although many veterans had ties to Fort Campbell, the ceremonies included those from almost all the services. Many wore pieces of their old uniforms such as pins, awards and ribbons. Relatives filled the bleachers holding up signs that read "Welcome Home" and "Thank you for your service."

Gene Jones, 67, of Louisville, went to war in 1964 and 1965 with the 101st Airborne. He spent two years in the hospital recovering after he lost his leg in the fighting.

"The American public didn't support the war," he said. "I was there because I thought I was doing the right thing," he said.
"Evidently I was doing the right thing because of the turnout like this. We were long due," he said of the ceremony. "It brings tears to your eyes."

Seiber said he expected more than 1,500 veterans to participate during multiple ceremonies.

Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, said the time had come to do the right thing.

"We realize that many of you did not receive the honorable homecoming you deserved as American heroes," Campbell said. "We wanted to make sure that another day doesn't go by when you did not have a proper welcome home."




TriState

A long awaited welcome home for veterans of the Vietnam war. Many veterans were not greeted with much fanfare.

In fact, many returned home to angry protesters and treated like they were the enemy.

Edward Fowler served in Vietnam and Desert Storm, he spent more than 20 years in the army.

"When I first come back from Vietnam a 12-year old girl threw feces at me- I couldn't ride a cab I had to put my uniform in the trunk, this was a long time coming."

The special event has been in the works for months- event organizers originally expected about 600 soldiers and their families.

It turned out to be much bigger. Nearly 2,000 soldiers signed up-- Fort Campbell officials added two more ceremonies as attendance soared, so that no soldier would be turned away.

The event had an Evansville connection- David Jones a life-long resident said his wife came up with the idea to honor Vietnam veterans.

Army spokesperson major Patrick Seber said he hopes the event will inspire other units and posts will follow this example and hold similar ceremonies across the country.


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

I wish that this could make up for the truly shameful way these men were treated, but I think not. But I am VERY grateful what what Fort Campbell has done. God bless them and God bless all our Vietnam Veterans.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (9)


Puppy of Iraq War's Oldest Fallen Soldier Safe in States


Maj. Steven Hutchison adopted Laia, who was found on the base near Basra, Iraq. The two were inseparable.

His 11-man crew was running errands on an Army base near Basra when Hutchison ordered a lunch break.

The transition team, whose job was to train Iraqi police and soldiers, pulled their armored vehicles into the base's Subway restaurant and ordered sandwiches.

Hutchison paid, as was his wont, and gave the thumbs up to roll out, team members recall. But the logistics advisor threw back a thumbs down.

Soldiers had gathered around the back of one vehicle and were playing with a scrawny yellow puppy, one of the many strays that wander Iraqi streets.

New mission, Hutchison barked. He took the 1-month-old puppy back to his armored vehicle, fed her his turkey sandwich and gave her water from his bottle.




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Maj. Steven Hutchison, 60, center, is the oldest U.S. casualty in Iraq. A Vietnam veteran, he was also a psychology professor.



Puppy of Iraq War's Oldest Fallen Soldier Safe in States

Paw Nation

We love happy endings, so when we read this heartwarming Los Angeles Times story about a soldier and the stray dog he came to love, we had to share it.

When Major Steven Hutchison was killed while serving in Iraq, he was, at 60, the oldest American casualty in either of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. His unit, who had come to love him like a father, devised a unique way to honor their fallen leader -- and it involved a puppy.

Why join the Army again?

Hutchison had enlisted in the Army in 1966, served two tours in Vietnam and was awarded a Bronze Star before retiring in 1988. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks he wanted to return to active military duty, but his wife Kandy Rhode wouldn't hear of it.

Married three times before, Hutchinson was devastated when Rhode died from cancer in 2006. "A part of him died," Hutchison's brother Richard Hutchison told the Huffington Post.

In July 2007, at the age of 59, Hutchison "signed up for the Army's Retiree Recall program," reports the Los Angeles Times. He was sent first to Afghanistan for a year and then onto Iraq where he joined the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

Finding puppy love

Though Major Hutchison vowed he'd never fall in love again after the death of his wife, the seasoned military man fell surprisingly hard for a stray yellow puppy his unit found while leaving an Army base near Basra. According to the Los Angeles Times, Hutchison scooped the puppy into his arms and took her to his armored vehicle.

Hutchison named the puppy Laia [sic] (for Princess Leia, according to Stars and Stripes) and snuck her back to the base. Stray animals in Iraq are typically euthanized the same day they are caught, reports the Los Angeles Times, and service members are not allowed to keep any strays as pets.

But, the major "was hooked," Sgt. Andrew Hunt later emailed to Hutchison's family, according to the Los Angeles Times. The military man allowed Laia to sleep with him at night and sit in his lap while driving around to visit the unit's Iraqi counterparts.

Honoring Hutchison

On Mother's Day, May 10, 2009 -- two days before he was to go on leave and one month shy of his 61st birthday -- Major Hutchison was killed by a roadside bomb while patrolling with his team in Al Farr, Iraq, near Basra. Laia was not with him that day; he had left her behind at the base. He was buried in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 19 and is survived by his mother, brother, half brother, half sister and two adult daughters.

As a tribute to Major Hutchison, Sgt. Hunt secured approval to send Laia to the United States and worked with the U.S. Embassy in Iraq and SPCA International's Baghdad Pups to transport the lucky pooch to America and place her in a home, which costs the non-profit animal rescue group about $4,000.

Major Hutchison would be happy to know that the scrawny yellow puppy he rescued is now happily living in Michigan with the family of a special agent who worked with Hutchison's team in Iraq. Though Laia lost one of her legs to an infection, she is doing well.


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Wild thing's comment........

I feel so badly Hutchinson was killled, I am glad though he and Laia met even for a short time to share in each others lives. The war stories from every war are always dotted with such awesome stories of animals our troops meet when deployed. The amazing thing is, that each life touchs the other, Laia was needed by Hutchinson even if he did not know it at the time. And Laia needed him as well. What a beautiful story.

PAW Nation is awesome.


....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 06:50 AM | Comments (6)


Obama Seeks to Track Visits to .gov Websites




Obama seeks to track visits to .gov websites

Planned lifting of ban on 'cookies' called '1984'-style spying effort

wnd

WASHINGTON

The Barack Obama administration has announced plans to lift a government ban on tracking visitors to government websites, and potentially, collect their personal data through the use of "cookies" – an effort some suspect may already be in place on White House sites.

A ban on such tracking by the federal government on Internet users has been in place since 2000, however, the White House Office of Management and Budget now wants to lift the ban citing a "compelling need."

In fact, according to the Electronic Privacy and Information Center, federal agencies have already negotiated agreements and contracts with social networking sites like Google, YouTube, SlideShare, Facebook, AddThis, Blist, Flickr and VIMEO to collect information on visitors for federal web sites. All of these private companies are known to have agreements with federal agencies, but the public has never seen them.

In public comments submitted to the Office of Management and Budget, EPIC notes it has obtained documents that show federal agencies have negotiated these contracts with the private sector in violation of "existing statutory privacy rights." Those agencies include: Department of Defense, Department of the Treasury, and the National Security Agency.

There are suspicions the White House is already involved.

When White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was recently asked by Fox News reporter Major Garrett why Americans who had not signed up to receive any e-mails from the White House, were now receiving e-mails from White House adviser David Axelrod promoting President Obama's health care plan, Gibbs refused to answer the question.


"The Obama administration's favorite book seems to be '1984' by George Orwell," said Brad O’Leary, publisher of The O'Leary Report monthly newsletter and author of "Shut Up, America: The End of Free Speech." "Only they don't see '1984' as a warning, but rather a blueprint for spying on every American who visits a government website – something that has been banned for nearly a decade."

According to Obama "technology czar" Vivek Kundra, the "compelling need" driving this major policy reversal is the administration's desire to create "more open" government and to "enhance citizen participation in government."

O'Leary finds serious fault with Kundra's rationale.

"According to the new technology czar, there is a 'compelling need' to do this," said O'Leary. "The only compelling need I can think of is for a failing Obama administration to compile an enemy list of gun owners, pro-lifers, tea-party participants, those opposed to illegal immigration, and anyone opposed to the Obama-Pelosi agenda of government control over Americans' lives."

Spy cookies can do more than merely recall the user names and passwords of visitors who return to their favorite web sites. They can also track, retrieve and report selected movements someone makes on the Internet. Through the use of cookies, the federal government could have the power to create an individual profile of anyone who visits a government website – right down to a person's recent online purchases, or even race, gender and income level.

"No matter what the Obama administration says, a 'cookie' is a spy device," said O’Leary. "No matter how inoffensive the administration says their spy devices will be, once you open the door to the federal government spying on every American who visits a government website, it can't be closed – it can only be expanded."

According to O'Leary, if the Obama administration is successful in lifting this ban on federal privacy invasion, the lives of many Americans could become open books for bureaucrats.

"What if a harmless trip to the State Department's travel website or the White House's health care site, the Census Bureau's web site results in the Obama administration's discovery that you are someone who recently visited Cabela's, Smith and Wesson, or a tea party or pro-life web site?" asked O'Leary. "Is this all mundane information that political animals in government don't care about? Of course not. You might sooner expect a visit from Obama's IRS or Homeland Security than a pat on the back for 'participating' in government."

O'Leary says that it is time for Congress to step in and pass legislation to protect the privacy rights of Americans who could fall victim to White House spy cookies.

"Because of the lack of transparency from the Obama White House, we are filing FOIA requests to determine exactly how these agencies are using spy cookies," said O'Leary.

If you are a member of the media and would like to interview Brad O'Leary, email press@wnd.com


Keep an eye on the Obama administration

Boston.com

February 17, 2009 .....NOTE the DATE! ~ Wild Thing


Letter to the Editor

PETER FUNT raises serious privacy concerns about Google's use of surveillance technologies ("Google is watching," Op-ed, Feb. 9), but unlike George Orwell's Big Brother, the Internet giant does not function as an arm of the government.

This could soon change, however, if the Obama administration gives Google authority to run, manage, and control the federal government's computing systems.

Instead of serving consumers and shareholders, Google could become a powerful government tool for spying on citizens and consolidating power.

Obama has appointed several key executives to top advisory roles. In December, Google opened a 15,000-square-foot office outside of Washington focused largely on serving the federal government.

These efforts appear to be paying off.

Today, for instance, visitors who view the president's weekly address at whitehouse.gov automatically receive a small file from Google that quietly tracks their online activities until 2011.

Perhaps this date will loom as the new 1984.

Daniel R. Ballon
Pacific Research Institute
for Public Policy
San Francisco




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

These people are frightened. There must be more angry E-Mails than these clowns ever anticipated and make public. In addition, I speculate that White House internal polls show wide spread disaffection. The various left wing "Hate Groups" are claiming a rise in conservative groups.

Totalitarian gov’t reaction. They know they intend to do evil to the people and they rightly fear the reaction. If they weren’t evil, and planning greater oppression they would have no reason to fear the People. Their fear proves their evil intent.


Obama sure is working over time to be the most hated elected official our country ever had.


....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 06:49 AM | Comments (9)


Sebelius ~ Gov.Ins.Plan Not Essential OOPS Nope Obama Says She's Wrong on That!




Sebelius Says Government Insurance Plan Not Essential

Bloomberg.com

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said providing citizens with the option of government-run insurance isn’t essential to the Obama administration’s proposed overhaul of U.S. health care.

“What’s important is choice and competition,” Sebelius said today on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The public option itself “is not the essential element.”

Asked if a cooperative plan is a possible replacement, Sebelius said she didn’t know what alternatives Congress would settle on among competing versions of the health legislation now under consideration. The Senate Finance Committee is discussing cooperatives, or networks of health-insurance plans owned by their customers, that would get started with government funds.

Sebelius’ comments suggest that the Obama administration may be considering backing off its commitment to create a government-run health insurance system to operate alongside private insurers in order to get health legislation passed.

“There are not the votes in the Senate for the public option, there never have been,” North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad, one of the lead Democratic negotiators on health care in the Finance Committee, said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“To continue to chase that rabbit, I think, is just a wasted effort,” he said.
“President Obama and his cabinet have read the tea leaves,” said Senator Richard Shelby, an Alabama Republican, on the Fox program. The American people “don’t want a government- run program,” Shelby said. Shelby also said that the creation of co-ops, while “that would be government involvement” would be “a step in the right direction.”

The effort hit trouble this month as people across the country went to town hall meetings held by members of Congress to oppose what they call a government takeover of health care. Polls show Americans increasingly disapprove of the measure that may cost $1 trillion over 10 years.

Opponents at the meetings “are not really representative of America,” Senator Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Democrat, said on ABC’s “This Week” program. “We have to be careful here not to let those town meetings make the scene that influences what we do on health policy,” he said.

‘Up in Arms’

Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, disagreed, saying “I’ve found people just up in arms everywhere I’ve gone on health care.”
Hatch also predicted that the administration’s plan will result in rationing of health care for the elderly. “I don’t want a bunch of nameless, faceless bureaucrats setting health care for my aged citizens in Utah,” said Hatch on ABC.


Enter the Cooperative Compromise

The stage appears to be set for a great, deceptive compromise which would address the concerns many Americans, most congressional Republicans, and apparently many congressional Democrats have with increasing government involvement in our health care system and which would, behind the scenes, also provide a path to a completely government-run system that President Obama and most congressional Democrats prefer.

As evidence of just how much traction the opposition to a government takeover of health care has gotten, consider that a few days ago my Democratic congressman stated in a letter to me that “I do not support a government-run, single payer system.” Although he is representing a historically Republican district he is not listed among the 50 plus members of the Blue Dog Coalition. Based on his past performance, I assume he will be a solid vote for any health care reform bill endorsed by the Democratic leaders; however, at this point he is clearly stating his opposition to a “government-run” system. He would clearly be most comfortable voting for a health care reform bill that appears to avoid enlarging the government's role in health care.

Now imagine a compromise health care reform bill that seems to prevent a government takeover of health care but at the same time provides a platform for transitioning to a government-run system. That’s a bill that President Obama could endorse and that virtually all congressional Democrats, including the Blue Dogs, and many Republicans could vote for. And, there’s no need to imagine this bill. It’s being crafted right now by three Republican and three Democratic senators, who are members of the Senate Finance Committee. The key to this compromise bill is the provision for “health care cooperatives,” which would replace the “public option.” In recent days several members of this group of six senators have made it pretty clear that health care cooperatives will be a key provision in their bill.

In an interview on July 27 with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Senior Republican on the Finance Committee and one of the three Republicans working out final details in their committee’s health care reform bill:

Notice that in this interview Senator Grassley likes to point out that his committee is restructuring one sixth of the U.S. economy, which goes to show just how important the health care industry is to our economy. He also sees his committee’s role as that of crafting a workable compromise health care bill based on health care cooperatives that can be supported by many Republicans as well as Democrats. He prides himself as being ahead of the curve in helping produce the compromise that many Republicans will end up supporting this fall. And, he’s also very certain of success in getting this bill approved by the full Senate. He points out that only once during the past ten years has a compromise bill crafted by Senator Baucus and himself failed to pass in the full Senate.

So, in light of the Democrats’ current difficulties in getting health care reform legislation with a public option (read government-run competition to private insurance plans) passed in either house, it seems likely that Grassley's health care cooperative compromise will be incorporated in the health care bills that are actually voted on by the full Senate and House this fall, either in the initial bills or in a final conference report bill.

I won't take the time in this article to document how well the concept of health care cooperatives engenders thoughts of private, non-governmental, consumer-driven health care. That's what Grassley and the other senators working on this compromise are counting on to make their health care bill attractive to congressional Republicans.

What's more interesting is how these health care cooperatives could be used as a transition to a completely government-run health care system.

First, here's an interesting perspective on why these cooperatives would be doomed to failure:

What would Conrad’s non profit (really for-profit, tax-exempt) co-ops be able to do that the Blues plans couldn’t and didn’t? How would they cut costs more than Kaiser’s plans (non-profit insurers that make their docs rich)? The simple answer is that they wouldn’t survive long, and they wouldn’t make health insurance more affordable, because politicians would require them to provide incredibly expensive coverage with low co-payments and deductibles. Consumers would have no incentives to curtail health care expenditures, and the co-ops would have tremendous incentives to be the most rigid and nasty HMOs in history until shell shocked politicians put them out of business.

Second, here's a very interesting analysis of how the cooperatives could easily lead to a government-run health care system in an article entitled, "Co-opting the Co-op: That kooky health care cooperative idea is still the Democrats' best shot at bipartisanship." Here's the very telling conclusion:

Still up in the air is what a national co-op would look like. Would it be truly nationwide or would each state have its own? How much startup funding would it get from Congress? Will the government have a hand in running it, or will it be entirely patient-controlled? Would it have the power to negotiate the best rates, to make it competitive with private plans?
Depending on the answers to these questions, the cooperative proposal could be the Democrats' greatest defeat or biggest victory. It could be as unambitious as adding another private plan to the mix. Or it could be nearly synonymous with public-option itself. (emphasis added)

So there you have it. The cooperative compromise proposal could end up being "nearly synonymous with public option itself." Which means that the cooperative compromise proposal could end up ensuring passage by Congress this year of a comprehensive health care reform bill that would lead to a completely government-run health care system over time even though most grassroots Americans and congressional Republicans would have been deceived into thinking the bill would prevent a government takeover of health care.

The bottom line for those of us who are opposed to a government-run health care system is that we cannot be content to rail against a "government takeover" of health care. The Democrats are already well aware that a government-run health care system doesn't play well with the American public. And, key Republicans, such as Senator Grassley, are already hard at work crafting a health care reform bill with a deceptive, health care cooperative compromise which they expect will be passed by Congress with bipartisan support. So, we need to be opposing "health care cooperatives" in addition to "government takeover," "government-run," "single payer," "universal" health care legislation. Although health care cooperatives could be useful theoretically, in our political and regulatory environment they would only prepare the way for a government-run system.

Click here to contact your representative and senators in vigorous opposition to President Obama's and the congressional Democrats' "public option" health care proposals and also the Republican "health care cooperatives" alternative.



Sebelius misspoke....Obama still wants public option

Administration Official: "Sebelius Misspoke."

An administration official said tonight that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius "misspoke" when she told CNN this morning that a government run health insurance option "is not an essential part" of reform. This official asked not to be identified in exchange for providing clarity about the intentions of the President...

A second official, Linda Douglass, director of health reform communications for the administration, said that President Obama ... had not backed away from that belief, and that he still wanted to see a public option in the final bill.
"Nothing has changed.," she said. "The President has always said that what is essential that health insurance reform lower costs, ensure that there are affordable options for all Americans and increase choice and competition in the health insurance market. He believes that the public option is the best way to achieve these goals."

A third White House official, via e-mail, said that Sebelius didn't misspeak. "The media misplayed it," the third official said.

On Saturday, Mr. Obama defended the public plan before an audience in Colorado Springs. At the same time, he said that the government option was not the single critical element of reform, pointing instead to the provisions preventing insurance companies from discriminating against people, requiring them to offer plans to everyone, and capping premium increases....

"The public option, whether we have it or we don't have it, is not the entirety of health care reform. This is just one sliver of it. One aspect of it," Obama said.


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Wild Thing's comment......

Heh Heh. Someone is not pleased. Not pleased at all.. Sebelius will she be headed for a bus, or was this a trial balloon. Looking at the video above, I don't see ow the media misplayed it. hahaa But I do so love the in fighting when it is on THEIR siide.

This just gets better and better. It reminds me of that old song on the rout of another enemy: “And they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles, and they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn’t go. They ran so fast, the hounds couldn’t catch ‘em, on down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.”

If any Health Care gets through, it will be just the beginning. Once in, it will change to what they really want.



....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)


Obama EmailGate Passes Blame on Unsolicited E-Mails







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White House Passes Blame on Unsolicited Health Care E-Mails

The White House suggests third-party groups are to blame for unsolicited health care e-mails.

FOX News

The White House for the first time Sunday seemed to acknowledge that people across the country received unsolicited e-mails from the administration last week about health care reform, suggesting the problem is with third-party groups that placed the recipients' names on the distribution list.

In a written statement released exclusively to FOX News, White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said the White House hopes those who received the e-mails without signing up for them were not "inconvenienced" by the messages.

"The White House e-mail list is made up of e-mail addresses obtained solely through the White House Web site. The White House doesn't purchase, upload or merge from any other list, again, all e-mails come from the White House Web site as we have no interest in e-mailing anyone who does not want to receive an e-mail," the statement said. "If an individual received the e-mail because someone else or a group signed them up or forwarded the e-mail, we hope they were not too inconvenienced."
The White House previously would not answer questions on how the e-mails landed unsolicited in so many inboxes. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Thursday said he couldn't give an answer until he saw who received the e-mails because he doesn't have "omnipotent clarity."

Yet the White House ignored repeated offers from FOX News to share with the administration such e-mail addresses, to help determine how the recipients ended up on the White House distribution list.

Shapiro said Sunday that those recipients can unsubscribe if they want, "by clicking the link at the bottom of the e-mail or (telling) whomever forwarded it to them not to forward such information anymore." He said the White House is trying to correct the problem.
"We are implementing measures to make subscribing to e-mails clearer, including preventing advocacy organizations from signing people up to our lists without their permission when they deliver petition signatures and other messages on individuals' behalf," he said.

One possible reason for the confusion is that advocacy groups, when dealing with online petitions, are sending in their membership lists whenever they make contact with the White House - the e-mail addresses affiliated with those members could then become embedded in the White House distribution list. The White House indicated its Web site managers are going to seek out and block online petitions so that people can only sign up for information individually.

FOX News viewers have said in some cases they received a copy of the president's speech earlier this year in Cairo; in other instances they received health care updates.

Most recently, FOX News had received hundreds of e-mails from people who said they got an e-mail last week from senior adviser David Axelrod, even though they had never requested any communication from the White House.

In the mass message, Axelrod defended President Obama's health care proposals and asked supporters to help rebut criticism circulating on the Internet.

Axelrod wrote that opponents are relying on tactics including "viral e-mails that fly unchecked and under the radar, spreading all sorts of lies."
"So let's start a chain of e-mail of our own," he wrote, inviting supporters to forward his message countering claims that Obama's plans would lead to rationing, encourage euthanasia or deplete veterans' health care.

The Axelrod e-mail is just the latest move by the White House to raise privacy questions.

The White House earlier drew criticism for asking the public to send in "fishy" information on health care reform the public receive via e-mail or find on the Internet.

Critics worried how the White House would use that information and accused the administration of playing "big brother."


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

It’s always someone elses fault, not the WH, not Obama, not his staff, not his administration. I’m surprised they haven’t blamed it on the vast right wing conspiracy yet but they probably will get around to it. Typical.

It took them FOUR DAYS to think this one up???


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (4)


Peeking In At Gabriel & Stanley



"Our Golden Retriever & Tuxedo Cat are best buddies. Here's examples of how they keep each other company."


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

Giggle...I LOVE this, how precious they are. They behave just like Missy and Sebastian.


....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 06:45 AM | Comments (8)


Beware the Counterrevolution




Beware the Counterrevolution

American Thinker

By Andrew Thomas

The left is already telegraphing its strategy to discredit the town hall movement. Conservatives must wise up and use a little jiujitsu of our own.

It is important to note from the start that the struggle between liberty and socialism will never end, at least not in our lifetimes. If by chance it does, it will be because evil has triumphed. As long as people are free to make their own choices, some of those choices will always be for self-destruction or slavery (moral masochism). That is just the nature of human beings. However, once the slavery of socialism is self-imposed through trickery or stealth, there are no more choices. That is the weakness of a free people. The weakness of socialism is that it cannot be revealed for what it truly is until it is too late to stop it. Like all things evil, it cannot stand the light of day.


The reason I say that the struggle will never end is that no matter how many times it is beaten back, the socialist left keeps returning. It is relentless. When their evil intent is revealed, the leftists retreat and then re-package it in different wrapping paper. Socialized medicine becomes Hillarycare becomes ObamaCare. Healthcare is a right for everyone, they say. Who would dare oppose that? Environmentalism becomes global warming becomes climate change. Who could be against saving the planet? The weakness of a free people is exploited.


The problem for these strategies is that once people have had a chance to examine the packages, they are discovering that they are Trojan horses. They do not save the planet nor provide quality healthcare for all Americans. Their sole purpose is to dramatically expand the power of the government over its citizens, providing the potential for complete enslavement.


Americans are finally waking up to this fact, albeit almost too late. They are angry. They have been misled. Surprising the socialist left with their ferocity, they are storming into town hall meetings and confronting their dishonest legislative representatives. Hypocrisy is being exposed. We have taken the high ground and are on the offensive. Is it time to high-five each other and celebrate our victory?


Au contraire, mon frère (as George Carlin would say). We are facing the most ruthless and power-hungry government in American history. They have the most effective and dedicated propaganda arm the world has ever known, i.e. the misnomered "mainstream" media. They are changing the face of America surreptitiously through an unelected and completely uncontrolled group of leftist radicals (including an avowed Communist) known as "Czars". Congress has been relegated to the status of "useful idiots". The government commands the powerful thuggish shadow armies of ACORN and SEIU, with the intent of forcibly drafting millions of our kids, brainwashing them, and inducting them into a third shadow army, AmeriCorps.


Do you really believe that the next elections in 2010 and particularly 2012 will be the solution to the current socialist infestation? Do you think that people who are as addicted to power as Obama, Emmanuel, and Axelrod will passively accept their ouster in a fair general election? After fighting the good fight, will they gracefully withdraw from power?


This administration currently controls the census, which can initiate creation of additional congressional districts in liberal areas of the country based on their populations as counted by leftist community organizers. The left dominates election committees and polling volunteers. If they decide to sabotage voting machines or vote tabulation software or servers, who will provide the oversight to prevent them from doing so? They run the largest organized voter fraud organization in the world (except for perhaps Iran) a.k.a. ACORN. Who knows what "October surprises" they have planned? Will we see the New Black Panther Party more actively menacing voters at the polls, since the Obama administration refuses to prosecute this voter intimidation?


Leftists do not see election fraud or other dirty tactics as illegal, immoral, or unethical. This is because the socialist agenda is for the good of the nation, a noble cause to promote and protect at any cost. In other words, the ends justify the means. In the final analysis, it is difficult to predict what they are capable of. The rules don't apply to them. We can only study the actions of other socialist leaders such as Lenin, Stalin, Castro, and Chavez, and make assumptions.


Not so confident now, are you? In reading the comments sections of American Thinker and other conservative websites, you can observe that the anger of the commenters is palpable and rising. People feel trapped and threatened. The natural temptation to turn to violence must be resisted.


Violence is the very tactic that the left is prepared for. The Southern Poverty Law Center released a report several days ago indicating that right-wing militias and hate groups are on the rise and threatening insurrection.

This is essentially a recycled article that is trotted out by the SPLC with each new presidential administration, citing many of the same tired anecdotal examples such as Ruby Ridge and Waco's Branch Davidians as evidence of growing violence.

The only thing new in the piece is blaming the supposed increase in extremist activity on alleged racism toward a black president. No evidence to support this contention was presented, however. Nonetheless, many news outlets, including Associated Press and CBS News, picked up the story and sensationalized it. A quote from the article states, "All it's lacking is a spark". All that is missing in this leftist wishful fantasy is another Timothy McVeigh. If he doesn't show up on his own, someone may create him. They would love nothing better than capturing a group of violent "right-wing crazies" on video committing some atrocity.

However it's done, the entire right side of the political spectrum will be implicated, tarred with the same brush. The goal will be to shut down all dissent through intimidation, justified by righteously proclaiming a war on domestic terrorism. Conservative conversation will be squelched as "hate speech". Talk radio, internet blogs, Fox News commentators, Tea Parties, and any other conservative outlets of communication or assembly will be forcibly eliminated under the guise of protecting public safety. The "mainstream" media will joyfully cooperate in this endeavor, and anyone identified as a conservative politician will be vilified and transformed into an instant pariah. Game over, they win.

What is the answer? I like to use the karate analogy. There are two styles of karate, hard and soft. Hard karate is employed by the more powerful fighter, using his size and strength like a bull to overwhelm his opponent. In soft karate, the fighter uses the opponent's size and strength against him. It is more stealthy and graceful. It is the matador. The opponent is defeated by finesse rather than brute force.

We need to study the weaknesses of our opponents, and capitalize on their mistakes (and there are currently many). The Obama administration is tripped up when they accidently reveal their true agenda. These mistakes need to be "picked, frozen, and personalized" (Alinsky's rule #12).

Another example is the "Obama Joker" poster that mysteriously appeared around LA and elsewhere. It was a very clever and creative means of passive resistance that delivered a powerful message. Although, as Sonia Sotomayor says, I don't endorse this tactic.

That's great, you may say, but there's really no way I can personally apply the soft karate method to the fight against American socialism. Again, au contraire, mon frère. There is a golden opportunity rapidly approaching for us to peacefully assemble in massive numbers and demonstrate our resolve to oppose the pure evil of socialist enslavement.

It is the 09.12.09 March on Washington.

This is perfect timing, as the Senate will potentially be voting on Obamacare later in September. In a truly Orwellian move, Obama is scheduled to make a major announcement concerning expansion of AmeriCorps on September 11.

I will be there, and I hope to see thousands of other American Thinker fans there, as well.


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Wild Thing's comment......

The good news is that we have finally started to punch back.

Edmund Burke, before the British Parliament way back in March 1775, observed the colonists' fierce "spirit of liberty." He said:

"In other countries the people . . . judge of an ill principle in government only by an actual grievance; here they anticipate the evil and judge of the pressure of the grievance by the badness of the principle." He said Americans could detect "misgovernment at a distance and sniff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze."
James Madison put it this way, "The freemen of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle. We revere this lesson too much, soo to forget it."

Excellent article! Individual freedom, and The Republic that guarantees it, have been at risk from the very beginning, hence the incessant warnings by the Founding Fathers. Socialism hiding under the guise of "liberalism" has made many advances, but it can't claim total victory yet. This stage of the struggle is much like the Battle of the Bulge in WWII...the bad guys have made huge advances, but the tankbusters have begun to strike, and the enemy is facing the reality that they've outrun their fuel supplies. As long as we hold it together, and don't do anything stupid, we will win. The elections of 2010 and 2012 are in sight. Just as insane legislation can be passed, it can be overturned and thrown into the ash heap. And it will be.




......Thank you Eddy Burke for the link to this article.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:44 AM | Comments (5)


Sen. Arlen Specter ~Those Not Wanting Obamacare "Not Necessarily Representative of America"


"These people have a right to be organized," Specter said on CBS' "The Early Show" Wednesday. "I'm not going to complain about the fact that they are organized. They have a right to do that and they have a right to speak. But I think we ought to understand that they're not necessarily representative of America."


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Anti-ObamaCare Protesters Chant "Don't Come Back" as Buses of ACORN Activists Leave Specter Town Hall


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

Old Arlen Specter needs a pink slip, a nice bright shiny PINK slip then the boot out the door.

What a supid comment to make. Conservatives are not some fringe group and also among the protesters of the Obamacare bill are not only Conservatives, but Republicans, Democrats and Independents, and also Libertarians. So somewhere in there he is saying this about people that voted for his sorry a$$.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (5)


August 16, 2009

Help STOP Henry Waxman and His Veterans Land Grab!!!





VETERANS LAND GRAB


A Thief in the Night: Veterans’ Land Grab

Big Hollywood

by Jeani DiCarlo

Did you ever have an encounter with a thief? If not, how many times have you read or heard about their sudden attacks in newspapers or TV and thought or gasped, “I hope that never happens to me”?

Well, it is happening. As I write this, we have politicians all over the country stealing from us. Many of you are now more than aware of this new Cap and Trade bill brought to us by “our” representative in the 30th district of California, Mr. Henry Waxman. Well, you may also want to know that Mr. Waxman has been quite busy these days not only promoting the biggest tax in history, but also by helping to give away land he does not own.

Whose land?

The land of our revered Veterans.

This land is slowly being doled out to special interest groups that benefit Mr. Waxman and his friends who are known as the “Westside Political Machine.” Sadly, he is not the only one doing this; politicians all over the country are “giving” land they do not own to special interest groups. Eighty-five acres of Veterans’ lands were just annexed in Chicago. Where did it go to? Who got it?

In order to get the big picture of what’s happening all over this country, let’s start with a little history on the Veteran land here in Waxman’s Los Angeles district.

Veteran land is land deeded to Veterans to take care of their physical and emotional wounds. One of these lands, the West Los Angeles Veterans’ Home (WLA VA), the largest parcel on land for Veterans in the USA, was donated by Arcadia de Baker and John P. Jones in 1888 to the government for the sole purpose of providing permanent care to our Veterans ONLY.

At that time, the hospitals on the land were providing care to returning Civil War Veterans, and to emphasize the intensity of their suffering they were called asylums. What Arcadia de Baker realized was that the peaceful and isolated land was perfect for healing the physical and emotional wounds of people who served their country.

What Arcadia de Baker did not know, though, that in time this isolated land would end up in the middle of one of the most affluent areas of the country. The WLA VA is the largest Veterans Healthcare Center in the Untied States. It also just happens to be located in an area considered the Fifth Ave of California, a place with multi-million dollar mansions and fancy condos surrounding it. Being a piece of prime real estate, many are vying for it.

In Henry Waxman’s Brentwood district, homeless Veterans sleep outside the gates of their own land while TV productions rent empty hospitals that neither the VA nor Waxman will open for our Veterans claiming the buildings are damaged. Yet, these same damaged buildings are rented to “Grey’s Anatomy,” among others, and net seven-million per year. Now, would anyone rent damaged buildings for seven million a year?

Recently, the WLA VAMC gave Veterans Park Conservancy (VPC) (a non-veteran group consisting of wealthy residents of Brentwood) $1 million to help build a wrought iron fence to beautify the entryway into their community, while Veteran health-care services and facilities continue to go under-funded. Was the beautification of an already very wealthy community a priority?

The WLA VAMC also gave VPC permission to engrave in stone on Veterans property, “Beauty, Honor, County,” thereby seriously insulting and denigrating the Military creed of “Duty, Honor, Country.”

The VA also “rents” this land for special fundraising parties. I was recently at one such $1000-per-ticket celebrity-saturated fundraiser with a Vietnam-era Veteran, Robert Rosebrock.

Mr. Rosebrock, founder of “Veterans’ Revolution,” was not allowed to enter the Veterans’ land and was harassed by a hired security guard who kept a camera on him the whole time.

For 72 consecutive Sundays, Mr. Rosebrock and Veterans from all wars gather in front of the WLA VH to protest the land grab perpetrated by the VA and federal politicians in conjunction with affluent Brentwood neighborhood community organizations, businesses and Mr. Waxman’s Westside political machine.

In this shameful orchestration, the VA rented about 16 acres of Veterans’ land (worth more than a billion dollars) for a dollar per year to the Brentwood Homeowners Association. Yes, you heard me right, a buck a year. Why, you ask? So the people of Brentwood, some of the wealthiest in the country, can have a park. A park on Veterans’ land when there are empty hospitals our Veterans need!

Another game being played by the LA bureaucrats is the building of “apartments” at the cost of about $325,000 per unit in the unused hospitals that they now rent for TV productions at the Sepulveda VA. These very expensive so-called “apartments” are meant to house recovering addicts, etc. They say some Veterans can live there (this is really generous of them, isn’t it?), but the truth is these apartments will end up being fancy condos sold for millions in a few years.

In accordance with the Flag Code of the United States, the Veterans decided to turn the flag upside down as a sign of distress. In return, the federal police almost arrested them for “disturbing” conduct! Domestic terrorists like Bill Ayers can stomp the flag, anarchists can burn flags on the steps of the Congress, paint flags, rip flags, put flags in dung and call it art — but Veterans who fought for what the flag represents cannot, in accordance with the law, hang the flag upside down as a call of distress? Last week Mr. Robert Rosebrock was cited for having the American flag in distress attached to the Veterans gate, yet, the VA allowed the Iranian flag to be displayed on the Veterans gates!

Something is very wrong with this picture in America. Right now in history we have a group of renegade politicians who have buried our Constitution under the structure of false laws that we must abide by, “laws” that allow them to steal in the dead of night. And make no mistake about it: if they can steal our Veterans’ land without blinking an eye, they will soon be able to steal yours.

These “thieves” work on people’s minds, making them believe they are spotless individuals who do no wrong. Their abuse is silent and “lawful.” It is always for “our good.”

Our Founders fought a long battle to give us freedom and we cannot let anyone steal it from us. The first stand is with our Veterans to stop this land grab. Call your representatives, write your senators, demonstrate with your fellow Veterans, and do not allow this to go on any longer. In many ways, their land is your land — for without these good people freedom would be just a word.

For links, more facts, updated information and to contact representatives, visit.......

www.veteranslandgrab.us


THE VETERANS REVOLUTION NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT! The sleazy VA bureaucrats have spied on us and lied to us, stalked, harassed, intimidated, threatened, challenged, insulted and persecuted us, yet we’ve done nothing wrong.

WHAT: THE VETERANS REVOLUTION TO “SAVE OUR VETERANS LAND” - You are respectfully requested to join this noble gathering of Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans standing shoulder-to-shoulder protecting the sacred land of the Los Angeles National Veterans Home.

WHY: TO DEFEND, PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE NATIONAL VETERANS HOME, which was deeded 121 years ago as a safe and permanent haven for America’s Military Veterans to heal from war. This is the largest VA Healthcare Center in the nation and we must preserve and protect this sacred national trust for today’s Veterans and future generations of Veterans. Stop the public park and billion-dollar land giveaway!

WHO: FELLOW VETERANS and FRIENDS OF VETERANS Includes 60, 70 and 80-year old World War II, Korean and Vietnam War Veterans and Members of The California American Legion, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans, The American G.I. Forum of California, AM VETS, the National Veterans Coalition, Veterans Untied For Truth, the Gathering of Eagles, and community and business supporters.

WHERE: AT THE FRONT GATE of the National Veterans Home, at the Northeast Corner of Wilshire and San Vicente Boulevards adjacent to Brentwood. (The West LA VA address is 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073)

WHEN: SUNDAY / 1:00 - 4:00 PM



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

The Rat-faced Son of a Bitch Waxman deserves to be behind bars. His reign of terror will only get worse now that obamanation and Congress have declared war on the American people.


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



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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:55 AM | Comments (12)


Awesome Must See Video for Those That Love America ~ Obama Is Not Invited!




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

I cried watching this video, it is excellent. Obama awakened the sleeping giant.

I am very proud and moved seeing all the American citizens standing up and fighting for their individual rights and freedoms that we have enjoyed for over 200 years. I have never been PROUDER of the citizens of my country.

In the face of the present administration's attempts to crush political dissent, create a soft tyranny of government control, the American spirit, their love for freedom and personal liberty, is alive and well. We are not about to stand idly by and watch our beloved country go down the drain. Oh no....you can see it, hear it, smell it...you can taste it too and it is sweet It’s the aroma of pride the citizens of this country are feeling and...we are tasting the strength and determination to preserve all of the above that those Town Hallers and those before them and those fighting now are experiencing.


God bless America.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:50 AM | Comments (6)


Bold, Conservative Bachmann Hints at 'Mrs. President' Future



Bold, conservative Bachmann hints at 'Mrs. President' future

Says many colleagues still believe in 'founding principles we share'

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She began her political career simply, as a Christian mom concerned about the content of school papers her children brought home in their backpacks, but today she has become one of the leading defenders of liberty and conservative principles on Capitol Hill.

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., laughs at her humble start in politics.

"I attended my caucus, not intending to run for office," Bachmann told WND. "I had on jeans and a sweatshirt with a hole in it and tennis shoes. But the people said, 'Michele, you need to run,' and I did."

Bachmann went on to beat out Minnesota's longest-sitting state senator in the 2000 Republican primary and then defeated her Democratic opponent in the general election. Six years later, she overcame millions of dollars in Democrat campaign spending to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and, in an exclusive interview with WND, Bachmann hinted her underdog campaigns may even lead to the White House.

Bachmann, a federal tax litigation attorney before serving in elected office, told WND that she is "first and foremost a mother." In the late 90s, the mother of five and foster mom to another 23 children through the years, grew concerned about what her foster kids were bringing home from the public school.

"Through the Goals 2000 program, the federal government was pushing knowledge, facts and information out of classroom study, substituting them with a study of attitudes, values and beliefs," she said, "but not necessarily the values that moms and dads would like."

Using her background as an attorney, she investigated the federal Goals 2000 contracts between Minnesota and the local school districts.

"I discovered that the federal government had effectively federalized all our local public school classrooms," she said. "We were losing local school authority."

Bachmann then began a campaign to stir Minnesota's parents at a grassroots level to repeal the federal Goals 2000 standards, succeeding to become the only state at the time to reject the federal foray into education and replace it with state standards.

Shortly thereafter parents asked her to run for office, and she's been battling big government ever since.

"I started my career in politics believing the federal government should not have a role in the classroom," Bachmann told WND. "Going forward, we have to pare back dramatically the size, scope and reach of the federal government. It's extending its hand over almost every area and aspect of people's lives, and that needs to come back if we are to remain free and prosperous. We can't be free and prosperous if we go in the direction we're heading."

When asked to describe her political convictions, Bachmann responded, "Before party, I'm a conservative first.

"I believe in equality of opportunity, not equality of result, and that's the big dividing line between liberals and conservatives," she said. "Conservatives believe that each individual is important and deserves protection of their inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
"These rights come from our creator," she continued, "Government neither gives them nor does government have the power to take them away. … I believe my job as a member of Congress is to secure those inalienable rights.
"The heart and soul of who we are as a nation is in the Declaration of Independence; the Constitution is the framework for how we uphold those rights; and the Bill of Rights goes on to secure those rights to the individual, protecting individual rights from big government," she said.



A conservative in socialism's court

Bachmann also took time during her interview with WND to blast three areas of massive government expansion that have been proposed over the last several years, even faulting fellow Republicans for the bailouts under President Bush:

"I voted against the bailout, and I worked feverishly within my own caucus, begging, urging Republicans not to vote for it," she said. "That was a big mistake Republicans made on the bailout last fall. It laid the groundwork for the slide toward socialism that we've seen since."

Nonetheless, Bachmann pledges she's got more fighting to do, particularly against Obama's proposed cap-and-trade system for regulating energy use.

"My number one goal is to make sure that the left is not successful in passing their 'global warming' tax," she told WND. "I want to see the United States be producers again, and to do that we need to change our tax environment and open up American energy resources."

Bachmann also had harsh words for Obama's proposed health care reform.

"Over the weekend, I read a 1986 book – 'Destroying Democracy' by James T. Bennett and Thomas J. Dilorenzo – that talked about ACORN's agenda, and it was as fresh as everything President Obama has been advancing since he took office," she said. "Complete nationalization of health care, energy tax, government taking over the economy – now that we have 'bailout nation,' the U.S. government owns or controls 30 percent of the American economy. If Obama gets his way and effectively nationalizes 18 percent of the nation's wealth in healthcare, that will put 48 percent of our economy controlled or owned by the federal economy. That's outlandish.

"Americans gave got to melt the phone lines of the Democrats on the health care bill," she continued. "If the president gets his way with nationalized health care, it will be almost impossible to ever turn it back and restore to us our freedom."




Catching heat for her convictions

Bachmann's determination to defend individual rights from an ever-expanding federal government, however, has sometimes led her out of the mainstream among Washington's powerful elites to take unusual stands on issues she sees as an affront to personal liberty.

WND reported, for example, on Bachmann's charge against the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which will begin a ban on incandescent light bulbs over the next few years, requiring Americans to purchase only compact fluorescent bulbs.

"Most Americans, if you ask them, have no idea that the government has already made a choice for them," Bachmann said in a televised MSNBC interview. "The government has substituted its choice for the American consumer's choice."

WND also reported on Bachmann's defense of the dollar standard and opposition to a global currency.

Bachmann has also taken public stances against abortion, same-sex marriage, Obama's plans for expansion of public service under the federal AmeriCorps program and the questions on the 2010 Census, which she contends are invasive. Bachmann pledged in a Washington Times interview that when census workers come knocking, she will answer only the question about the number of people in residence, "because the Constitution doesn't require any information beyond that."

To Bachmann, light bulbs, the census and the dollar standard are issues simply because liberty is at stake. To her detractors and political opponents, however, her unorthodox stances are fuel for ridicule.

Bachmann has been labeled across the Internet as "kooky," MSNBC host Keith Olbermann has named her to his "World's Worst" list, and, according to Bachmann, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has named Bachmann one of her top eight targets to get rid of in the next election.

The ire has grown so fierce, Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity refers to Bachmann as "the second most hated Republican woman" (after Sarah Palin).

Bachmann, however, is not surprised by the criticism.

"In some ways, it's an honor, because it means that I must be effective. Otherwise, they'd be ignoring me," Bachmann told WND. "The other side seems to have two tricks that they pull out of their bag: the Republican is stupid, or the Republican is crazy. … It's straight out of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals': they identify their target, then try to marginalize their target."

Bachmann explained much of the ridicule she endures is because powerful women with conservative views don't fit liberals' desired image.

"I'm not afraid to be a social or fiscal conservative, and that doesn't fit their template," she told WND. "Democrats see women as yet one more dependency group, but I defy that. I don't need government programs to succeed. I worked my way through college, my husband and I started our own business, and we didn't need the government to be the answer.
"I also think they're upset that I'm willing to go on radio and TV shows and call them out on their policies," she continued. "They've thrown just about everything they can throw at me and they haven't prevailed yet, and I think that infuriates them."

Hope for the likeminded?

In the wake of tea party protests, where many fiscal conservatives have blasted Republicans and Democrats alike for supporting federal bailouts, WND asked Bachmann if those who agree with her principles can still look to her party for leadership.

"After the election of 2006, when I was sworn in in 2007," Bachmann replied, "I was expecting a fairly liberal group of people in Congress. But that's not what I found. I have been pleasantly surprised by a number of my colleagues, who believe in the founding principles we share.
"Three years ago, the Republican Party had overspent and had been a part of the problem of enhancing the power of government over the power of the individual," she continued. "And I think the GOP got the comeuppance it deserved at that point in that it had lost fidelity to its founding principles.
"What I have seen birthed out of the hardship of the elections in 2006 and 2008, however, is a winnowing of that mindset that caused the Republican Party to lose so badly," she said. "There is still a remnant, a strong fighting element in the House Republican Caucus that is more in line with the principles of, say, Mark Levin's 'Liberty and Tyranny' then they are with the principles that cause the GOP to lose."

Finally, WND asked Bachmann if she could see a day when the candidate who began her political career in jeans and a holey sweatshirt would one day run for the presidency.

"If I felt that's what the Lord was calling me to do, I would do it," she answered. "When I have sensed that the Lord is calling me to do something, I've said yes to it. But I will not seek a higher office if God is not calling me to do it. That's really my standard.
"If I am called to serve in that realm I would serve," she concluded, "but if I am not called, I wouldn't do it."



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

We all have commented how we like Sarah Palin, Liz Cheney and also Michele Bachmann. I think it is so wonderful that all three of them are conservatives and there is a real chance for our country to get strong again.

Can already sense the Bachmann Derangement Syndrome that would erupt, to compliment the Palin strain.. from two attractive pro-life pro-country mothers... the left have never seen this in their party before. LOL Love it.
I would love to have a whole list, add Liz Cheney to it too and then some of the men and just keep building a rock solid base of conservatives and tell the rino's to shove it. Start our government all over from the Constitution and those that respect it, not just study it.


Just something I was thinking about, how all this madness with Obama and his destroying our country, it is the one last chance for the conservatives to take the lead. Rino's can't they don't qualilfy, it can only be up to Conservatives to save the day , to save our country!!

Tah dah!


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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 07:49 AM | Comments (9)


An Interview Inside the Taliban



A Taliban fighter loyal to Jalaluddin Haqqani, whose operations also include suicide bombers. Photograph: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad



Inside the Taliban: 'The more troops they send, the more targets we have'

In the first of a series of exclusive reports in the run-up to next week's Afghan elections, award-winning correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad meets a group of Taliban in their mountain stronghold

The Guardian.co.uk ....for complete article

The provinces of Khost, Paktia and Paktika in south-eastern Afghanistan are dominated by one name: Jalaluddin Haqqani. A famous commander, tribal chief and cleric, Haqqani came to prominence during the war against the Soviets. In more than 20 years of fighting, he built an extensive network of influence that covered eastern Afghanistan and the tribal area of Waziristan in Pakistan, and reached as far abroad as the Gulf states, which he visited often.

Once a minister in the Taliban government, he is now aligned with their leader, Mullah Omar, but has retained independence and control over his men. His operations have struck deep into the territory controlled by Hamid Karzai's government, reaching targets in Kabul. The movement's signature attack is well co-ordinated and includes several suicide bombers, who storm into buildings before detonating their bombs.


~ snipets~
It was noon and we had a few hours to kill. Like everywhere in Afghanistan, there was road etiquette to respect. From nine in the morning until four in the afternoon, the government controls the country's main arteries. The rest of the time they belong to the Taliban.

"The situation is very simple here," he continued. "We are Muslims and tribal people, the Taliban are Muslim and from the same tribes, the foreign troops are non-Muslims and there was no referendum from the people to ask them to come here. God told us to fight the occupation so the people are against the occupation. The people are ideologically similar to the Taliban, so the Taliban don't hide, they live with the people."

Instead of the trademark Taliban uniforms of turbans, eyeliner and flip-flops, these men wore Russian and Nato poncho raincoats over their shalwars, and boots and trainers. Most striking was the way they held their guns. Instead of carrying them in the standard militia style, on their shoulders or holding them like walking sticks, they wore them strapped around their chests, one hand by the trigger and the other holding the muzzle down. They stood just like the Americans.


The stout commander, Mawlawi Jalali, sat surrounded by his men. One carried the white flag of the Taliban and another a video camera, which he kept pointed at me at all times.


What about the new American surge, I asked. Did it concern him?

"We attack the towns, like in Wazi Zadran, where there is a strong American and Afghan garrison, and mine the streets every day. We average two or three attacks a day against the Americans and their allies. The more troops they send, the more targets we have, so it's good."

Allahu akbar, the men around him murmured in response.

He went on to explain the difference between his men and the average Taliban.

"We follow Haqqani. He was a smart mujahid against the Soviets and during all his wars he taught us how to focus on training and teaching. I was taught by him and most of our men were trained by him and his commanders. We have order, because we had good teaching and good training."
"We have mujahideen from the time of the emirate, but we have new fighters too," Mawlawi Jalali told me. "The young are keen to join, but we tell them stay put, finish your madrasa now and then come. We can't provide for all of them now and we can't get them supplies. The government and the Americans control the streets and the cities because of the planes, but the mountains are for us."

The hum of a generator rose and fell in the background, sometimes drowning our conversation. I looked for signs of electricity, but apart from a few flickering oil lamps in a faraway village, there was nothing but darkness for kilometres on each side of the valley. I realised suddenly what a "generator hum" meant on a mountain in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

"Drone … plane … sky …" I mumbled my words, closed my eyes and waited for the whoosh of a missile.
The commander and his men laughed. "These are media lies, that Americans can see us," he said. "Look now, we are a big group of Taliban. There are 200 men here and they can't see us. We believe in God, so don't be scared."
Another fighter spoke up: "If you stand still in the dark and not move they can't see you. It's written in the Qu'ran."

On the way to the camp I had been told of other drone-dodging techniques. If you are on a motorcycle and the drone fires a missile, jump off and the missile will follow the motorcycle. If you are with a large group, stop, like musical statues, and the drone will confuse you with the trees.

A young fighter called for prayer and the commander and half his men lined up to pray, their guns on the ground in front of them. When they had finished, the other half began to pray.

"We are Afghans, we have lived all our lives in the trenches and caves," said the commander as he shook my hand. "We tell the Americans to stop this war, we are not tired." His fatigued voice, however, told a different story.
"You are not the first Iraqi here," said one of the fighters. He was tall and thin and poor-looking, with a big beard and clothes that were a faded grey. "There is an Iraqi commander who is fighting in the mountains. He has been here for many years and he is very good." He scooped up bits of eggs and tomatoes with a piece of bread.

He positioned a glass and a piece of bread and a cucumber in a triangle. The glass represented the target.

"We hit them [the glass] with a mine and we position ourselves here [bread and cucumber] and shoot. Then when the attack is over we move towards the woods before the helicopters arrive."

After dinner the men wrapped themselves in their blankets and scarves and slept.

Men squatted in the fields, relieving themselves. We walked in the muddy lanes. Women with heads wrapped loosely in colourful scarves walked in small groups carrying buckets of water.

On a mountain road outside the valley, a group of contractors and their heavily-armed security escorts were clearing the road of debris. It was the wreckage of one of their cars, an SUV that had been blown in half earlier in the week. Bits of blackened flesh lay on the road and a piece of blue cloth hung from a bush.

We drove on, down from the high mountains of eastern Afghanistan towards Kabul.




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

Interesting interview, so they wear eyeliner? Never knew that before. LOL

I get it, they wear eyeliner, they cover their faces like cowards, they hide behind women and children, they dress in Burka's to mix in with the village people so our troops ONLY because of the Muslim freak in the White House and his ROE not to shoot if you 'might' hit a civilian.... protects them, their claim to fame is they can get off a bicycle fast so a drone goes after the bike and not them, ( pssst we have many more that WILL kill your smelly ass you terrorist! and you only had ONE bike).

Can you imagine all the things our troops know about these human flesh from hell? Our troops are so well trained and knowledgeable of the enemy.

A little song and some imagery for this terrorist in the article.





Posted by Wild Thing at 07:48 AM | Comments (6)


Veterans from WWII, Korean and VietNam in Parade in Key Peninsula, Wash. by Jack




Amongst WWII, Korean and VietNam Veterans, my first parade, we rode in the M35A2's owned by a couple members of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, both VietNam veterans. I'm holding the driver, from falling while he's trying to lower the stubborn windshield as we prepped the two 2-1/2 tons for the 3 mile round trip. This is at the Key Peninsula fire Station. ( Key Peninsula, Washington State)



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I am in the back of the Deuce


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Key Peninsula Veterans Institute, they are the ones in the green jackets


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We tossed out about 5 gallons of hard candy to everyone along the road.


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

Woncderful, I love it, thanks for the photos Jack ! I am also so glad there is a Military Vehicle Preservation Association. It is fun to be in a parade and they take a lot of work, but it is always worth it.

Thank you Jack for sharing these very special photos and your day.


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

United States Army
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'Obama POWER Grab:' What does the Constitution have to say?





'Obamacare:' What does the Constitution have to say?

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"No powers can be exercised by the Congress which are prohibited by the Constitution or which are contrary to its spirit." – Justice John McLean, Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1857

Is a federal government takeover of the health care system constitutional?

Some argue that under the Constitution, Congress is not authorized to regulate or subsidize health care.

Michael Boldin, founder of The Tenth Amendment Center, told WND that if citizens want to understand whether health care is constitutional, they must first understand the function of the Constitution.

"The best way to look at it is that it doesn't apply to you," he said. "It doesn't apply to me. It doesn't apply to any person at all. It applies to the government, and it sets the boundaries of what government is supposed to do."

Enumerated powers

In debating whether health care is constitutional, Boldin said citizens must look to the founding document to 1) determine whether the power is specifically listed there, or 2) if there isn't a specific power listed, look to the "Necessary and Proper Clause," or Article I, Section 8, clause 18.

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;


To borrow money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof .


'Necessary and proper'

Boldin said the last power, dubbed the "Necessary and Proper Clause," does not grant the federal government unlimited authority, but gives it some leeway for certain things – only as long as those actions apply directly to the Constitution's specifically enumerated powers.

'General welfare'

Some critics point to the "general welfare" stipulation in Clause 1 as a key provision granting the federal government the authority to regulate health care. However, in The Federalist No. 41, James Madison, the "Father of the Constitution," argued that "general welfare" in Clause 1 does not give the federal government unlimited power, rendering each of the following clauses redundant.

Madison asked rhetorically, "For what purpose could the enumeration of particular powers be inserted, if these and all others were meant to be included in the preceding general power?
He continued, "Nothing is more natural nor more common than first to use a general phrase, and then to explain and qualify it by a recital of particulars."
Madison sought to address concerns of critics who warned that the "general welfare" clause opened the door to unlimited abuse.
"The Federalist Papers were public arguments to try to convince people to ratify the Constitution," Boldin said. "They weren't just writing about the general welfare clause for the hell of it. There was a real concern by people who were opposed to the Constitution that the general welfare clause would give this unlimited power to the federal government to do whatever it claimed would 'support the general welfare.'"
Referencing the "general welfare" concerns, Madison even accused critics of "labour[ing] for objections" by "stooping to such a misconstruction."
"It wasn't just the opponents of the Constitution saying there had to be limits to this," Boldin noted. "It was the proponents of the Constitution who were saying, in order for it to be general welfare, it must apply to one of the enumerated powers."


No federal authority

Because the power to regulate each citizen's medical care is not included among enumerated powers, he said, the federal government does not have the authority to impose a single-payer system.

"You have to look to the Constitution and ask, 'Is health care listed?'" Boldin said. "No. It's not."
"Is health care directly necessary and proper to carrying out any of the listed powers such as creating post offices and national defense?"

He said critics might argue that to have a good national defense, the United States must make sure that everyone is healthy.

"But that would not fall under any definition of what's considered necessary and proper," he said.

Furthermore, he cited the 10th Amendment, which states:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


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Wild Thing's comment......

This was sooo interesting and informative. Wow! I did not know about Federalist Papers #41 .

Congress does not have authority over the Constitution! Article 1 Section 8 has authority over Congress by expressly limiting powers granted to Congress. Equally important is that Congress answers to the people. The latter controls the former. Politicians want people to believe to the contrary but couldn't be more disingenuous. And we need to hold the politicians feet to the fire as we are in charge.

The bill is unconstitutional on its face. This point needs to be hammered home by everyone whenever they confront one of their politicians!

Medicare and Medicaid programs are not Constitutional, either. However, at least patients have a nominal “right” not to accept what is being “offered,” even if they do pay for the programs with taxes. The penalties only kick in for Medicare if and when you do join in late.

Obama's Power grab plan is mandatory.You are automatically assigned and/or pay a penalty while refusing.

The next person I see at the gym or anywhere that tries to tell me how they want this ObamaPower grab, this information from this article is what I want to use as to why. I never wanted socialized medicine and I want small government but to have the exact Article number etc.. that will blow them away, there is no debate they can use.

Obama’s biggest fear is that it becomes common knowledge that his Health Care bill cuts Medicare and Excludes Special Needs patients, and how older people will not have much care at all. These things we need to hammer home over and over to the kool-aid bunch if and when we can.

God help us all if this monster is put through even a little will be the worst thing for our country.



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


Mark
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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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In Country With Our Troops ~ Afghanistan



U.S. Marines go door-to-door in Dahaneh, Afghanistan.( Taliban Stronghold )

FOX News' Greg Palkot is the only reporter traveling with a combined force of 500 Marines and Afghan soldiers as they carry out day two of air and ground assault Operation Eastern Resolve. The operation is aimed at liberating a key town in Northern Helmand province of Taliban and to secure a strategic More.. pass used by Taliban fighters. What follows is Palkot's latest report.

Day two of Operation Eastern Resolve is drawing to a close. We are with Golf Company, with the 2/3 Marines, they have had a pretty busy day. And camera man Mal James and I spent some time with the Marines in this very dangerous town. It got off to a little bit of a rough start.

We’ve been hearing Taliban fire all around us, coming into contact with the Marines. I can hear it right now.

These Marines are working with another squad, another platoon as they work their way down this village trying to clear this place. But the Taliban aren’t giving up.

The Marines are going house to house, they’re going compound to compound to make sure that there are no militants remaining and they’re doing it while the Taliban that the Marines didn’t kill yesterday try to kill these Marines today.

Morning patrols faced some fairly stiff resistance — the Taliban firing from positions in the mountains surrounding the town, as well as sniping positions in town as well.

Not an easy job, but they’re doing it, and the sense today is that a corner has been turned. Hot temperatures here today though, and some very tired Marines here tonight.


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Gunfight and Airstrike in Korengal Valley

Photo by Sgt. Matthew Moeller


U.S. Army and Air Force personnel assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, return fire at insurgent positions in the Korengal Valley's steep hillside in Afghanistan's Kunar province, Aug. 13.

The 20 minute gun battle ended with 500 pound bombs, dropped by U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter jets, destroying insurgent positions in the surrounding hills. No civilians were injured during the battle.

International Security Assistance Forces across Afghanistan have increased operations in recent months, in order to ensure safety and security during Afghanistan's second national election, scheduled for the end of August.



Obama's Afghanistan War Plan Faces First Major Test With Country's Election

FOX News

Obama's new Afghanistan war plan is facing its first major test, and it's not on the battlefield.

The president has called next Thursday's election the most important event all year in Afghanistan. The first phase of the reordered counterinsurgency strategy Obama announced in March is hinged to it, and the U.S. is taking no chances, pressing a new military offensive this week to make sure the voting comes off well.

The Taliban has warned it will disrupt the election, including threats of suicide bombings of polling places. Wide turnout would be a symbolic rejection of the insurgency, and the U.S. is hoping for more than token participation in districts recently under the Taliban thumb.

It's not about who wins the election, the White House says. Rather the voting is a test of the ability of U.S. forces to protect civilians -- the new top military priority -- and the willingness of voters to accept that help. The success of the revised strategy depends on winning the trust of civilians.

U.S. officials stress that the elections are being run by Afghans, hoping the country will embrace the results as homegrown rather than the result of foreign fixers. However, that could leave the Afghan government holding the bag if voters see the results as illegitimate.

Obama sent 17,000 additional combat troops to Afghanistan in the spring and summer to help blunt a resurgent Taliban ahead of the voting, and his administration is spending millions to help an underperforming Afghan government run a relatively safe and open election.

About 400 Marines opened a large offensive in southern Afghanistan just this week to uproot Taliban fighters, disrupt intimidation campaigns ahead of the voting and help provide protected passage to the polls.

Before the U.S. Marines arrived, insurgents had papered one dust-blown town with notes warning that voting would mean a slit throat.

Insurgent attacks are already rising in Afghanistan, which U.S. commanders attribute partly to efforts to derail the election and partly to the fact that U.S. and NATO forces are pressing farther into former Taliban sanctuaries.

Deaths among U.S. and other NATO troops have soared. With 74 foreign troops killed -- including 43 Americans -- July was the deadliest month for international forces since the start of the war in 2001.


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

God bless our troops!!!! Prayers for our troops, they sacrifice so much every day and work so hard with never enough appreciation. For those that do get to read this, you are in our thoughts every day and we are so proud of each one of you.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:45 AM | Comments (6)


August 15, 2009

Obama Wants Air Force To BUZZ Taliban Before Bombing in Afghanistan


The A-10 is literally built around its 30-mm GE GAU-8 Avenger seven barrel cannon, the most powerful gun ever fitted to an aircraft of this class. It was designed for high-survivability with a titanium cover surrounding both the cockpit, ammunition and fuel tank. Placement of the engines decreases the infrared signature lowering it's vulnerablity to heatseeking missiles and ground fire.



Air Force may buzz before bombing in Afghanistan

AP

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.


The Air Force general in charge of the air war in Afghanistan says a new strategy means warplanes in some cases may be buzzing rather than bombing some insurgents.

Lt. Gen. Gilmary Hostage said Thursday that his job is to support the strategy of winning Afghan support as formulated by the new U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal. As part of that, McChrystal imposed restrictions on air power to limit civilian casualties.

Hostage told reporters at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina his forces can easily drop bombs with pinpoint accuracy.

But the three-star general said that at times, it may be better to fly low over enemy forces and disperse them with noisy warplanes that threaten with firepower but don't immediately unleash it.



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The first thing we do is fly over head, and the bad guys know airpower is in place and oftentimes that's enough. That ends the fight, they vamoose," said Hostage, who will direct the air battle over Iraq and Afghanistan.

"The A-10 has a very distinct sound. The cannon on an A-10 is horrifically capable and our adversaries know it. When they hear the sound of an A-10, they scatter."


HiFi A-10 1.3 (engine sounds)


Hostage says the Air Force can easily drop bombs with pinpoint accuracy. But in some cases, it may be better to fly over enemy forces with noisy warplanes to get them to disperse first, then try more force if that doesn't work.

Hostage said he supports the new U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who is shifting the philosophy toward irregular warfare.

"The challenge with irregular warfare is to empower and enable the people to the point where they don't allow the adversary to hide in amongst them," Hostage said. "It really is a long-term effort."
Hostage said McChrystal has told his forces, "If you are in a situation where there's a civilian at risk, he'd rather have us back away than pressing to engage the enemy and run the risk of damaging or hurting somebody."


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Wild Thing's comment......

“Lt. Gen. Gilmary Hostage

Tell me that this is a joke. General Hostage is not interested in killing the enemy?

I will not believe these orders are directly from McChrystal. They come directly from Obama himself.

Next up, Marines will be ordered to fire 'warning' shots before firing on suspected Taliban. Embedded lawyers will ensure compliance. Soldiers shouting “BANG BANG” at terrorists. Plumbing new depths of stupidity every day since 1/20/09. Good Lord, we train these brave young men to win wars; not to die for the worst president ever in a war he doesn’t want to fight to win!


"...fly low over enemy forces and disperse them with noisy warplanes ..."

Why would you want to "disperse" people you presumably would want to kill?

Why is this President so insistent in having America give up it's single greatest tactical advantage - air dominance?

If soldiers get the idea that you care more about the enemy than you do the mission or the lives of the soldiers themselves, you may suddenly have problems staffing this mission.

Why don’t we just send the Thunderbirds and get them to like us through a display of our precision flying.

Hey, maybe the flyby will give the enemy the opportunity to calibrate their shoulder luanched missiles.

Hey Abdul, the Air Force just buzzed us as a warning! Get the SA-7’s out of the hut!

Are they channeling Robert McNamara? Here it comes, Vietnam stage two. Remember LBJ and McNamara in the Oval office picking bombing targets off a map? By the time the order got to the pilots, the bad guys had moved down the trail. That’s what happens when politicians run a war.

If we did this in WW2 we would all be speaking German or Japanese.

Whatever happened to the “Kill them all and let God sort them out” I like that one much better.

DAMN Obama!


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

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


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White House David Axelrod e-Mails Illegal


FOX News' Major Garrett says he has given emails to the White House he has received from people complaining they never signed up to receive them.. WH still ain't saying how it got the names.

Garrett say at the start he would give the e-mails to the WH only if the sender gave him permission. So obviously he contacted the people and they said it was ok.

This could get ugly for Obama if it turns out the WH violated the law in assembling these e-mail lists.


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Kimberly Guilfoyle WH e-mails illegal


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The WH maintains a massive e-mail list as part of its effort to promote its position on pressing issues. On Thursday, senior adviser David Axelrod used the list to send out a "chain" e-mail asking supporters of health care reforms backed by the administration to forward his rebuttal to criticism circulating on Internet.

The mail offered reasons to support Obama's agenda and tried to debunk what the White House decries as myths in the health care debate.

Asked whether the White House seeks other pieces of information to identify those who might be curious about health care even though they have never signed up for e-mails or visited the Web site, Gibbs said he would have to see the e-mails to know.

Pressed to explain why he couldn't answer, Gibbs said "Well, I hesitate to give you an answer because you might impugn the motives of the answer."

"Why would you say that?" Garrett asked incredulously. ( people wrote to Major Garret because they knew he was the Fox WH correspondent)

"Because of the way you phrased your follow up. I'd have to look at what you got, Major. I appreciate the fact that I have omnipotent clarity as to what you've received in your e-mail box today," Gibbs said.

"You don't have to have omnipotent clarity. You don't have to impugn anything," Garrett fired back. "I'm telling you what I got: e-mails from people who said I never asked anything from the White House."

Ending the exchange, Gibbs said, "Let me go someplace else that might be constructive."


Fox is continuing to ask the White House about how people who never requested communication received e-mails on health care and other topics. So far, it's slow-going. But not for lack of effort.

The Fox staff is plowing through the comments and is trying to approve them as rapidly as possible.

The blog at FOX for Major Garrett is listed as his seat number for the White House Press room

Row 2 Seat 4

The White House ...Obama, has started spamming Americans!


UPDATE: Major got your questions and we’re posting your comments!

FOX Majors White House Blog

August 14, 2009


E-Mail Story Update

Fox is continuing to ask the White House about how people who never requested communication received e-mails on health care and other topics. So far, it's slow-going. But not for lack of effort.

As you can see, this blog is now drowning in comments on this topic. The Fox staff is plowing through the comments and is trying to approve them as rapidly as possible. The network apologies, through me and this post, for delays in posting comments.

The network and this correspondent have in the past 30 hours received hundreds of e-mails from people who say they have received -- via their personal and private e-mail account - White House communication(s) they never sought.

Some who have e-mailed me or the network insist they never used an opt-in or subscribe function on the White House web site, the typical means by which any White House would be expected to obtain a private e-mail account information.

Others says they have visited the White House website to watch a streaming video or to send comments on topics such as health care and the so-called "Beer Summit." In many, but not all instances, these e-mailers say all they tried to do was leave a comment or seek an answer to a specific question - not to become a member of a general White House e-mail distribution list.

A third category of e-mailers say all they have contacted their members of Congress or U.S. Senators on legislative topics -- health care and others. These e-mailers say they never used the White House website for anything and wonder if lawmakers passed along their e-mail information to the White House.

E-mailers in all three categories are mystified. Also, in every instance so far, e-mailers insist the e-mail(s) they received from the White House was/were not forwarded. They are positive the e-mails arrived directly from the White House.

Fox cannot independently verify all of these accounts. Fox can only represent what hundreds of e-mailers have represented to me or to the network.

But in some instances, e-mailers have volunteered to give up the e-mails they've received to White House officials if it mean obtaining an explanation about how they came to land on the Obama distribution list.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Thursday established what sounded like the standard by which any inquiry into this matter could be conducted. This is Gibbs address me during Thursday's briefing:

"I'd be interested to see who you got that e-mail from and whether or not they're on the list," Gibbs said. "You're asking me if they're on a list and if you can figure out a different way of checking without asking me to double-check the names, I am happy to."

At the time of the briefing, I did not possess permission from any e-mailer to provide their address to the White House. Fox has that permission from many e-mailers now.

I have made it clear to Gibbs - through repeated e-mail correspondence - that the e-mails are his to review for a reasonable period of time to determine how they landed on the White House "list" he himself first referenced. Gibbs has declined to respond.

In a related development, Fox on Friday filed a Freedom of Information request to obtain the full e-mail distribution list for the Axelrod health care e-mail and all internal White House e-mails about the list's creation.

In general, the White House has said private e-mails in its possession are being housed strictly for legal, legitimate archive purposes. There is absolutely no evidence to suggest otherwise.

But among the questions on the minds of many e-mailers is how they could receive direct communication from the White House they never sought.

"If the White House got those email addresses the same way that anybody else gets e-mail addresses, or through some other lawful methods then I'm not terribly troubled by it," said Chris Hansen of the American Civil Liberties Union. "If, however, the White House got those e-mail addresses because people were sending in notes saying 'My uncle Bob is opposed to your health care plan you probalby should write to him,' I think that presents serious concerns."

Fox interviewed two e-mailers who contacted the network to complain about receiving the Axelrod e-mail. One was Lou Porta from St. George, Utah. The other was Jack Benjamin from Nashville, Tenn.




Porta said he's never accessed the White House website, never sent an e-mail to his member of Congress, and never used his e-mail address to discuss the health care debate with anyone.

"I don't want my name on some list," Porta said. "You know, my wife and I really want our privacy. I don't want to be on any list where I may be getting further e-mails from other groups. That's the main thing. We don't want to be on a White House list. We're not Democrats, we're conservative Republicans."

Benjamin, who also described himself as a Republican, said he received the Axelrod health care e-mail as a pop-up ad while he was reading a blog. He said the pop-up must have been approved by his internet service provider, AOL.

"The White House wants to put out a message so they have a conduit to put the message out to people who haven't contacted them in any way," Benjamin said. "Therefore, they're using AOL the same way that a spammer would be. I'm not particularly interested in hearing from David Axelrod."


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Wild Thing's comment......

This is another reason why Fox is kicking the other networks behind, in ratings. Kudos to Major for continuing to press. IMO, the Whitehouse has started a direct war with Fox News. It's nice to see Fox not backing down.


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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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Man Guilty of Posing as White Supremecists and Issuing Death Threats




NEW ORLEANS - Dyron Hart, a former Nicholls State football player, faces 5 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.


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Man guilty of posing as white supremecists and issuing death threats

There was a report that a protester outside of the Dingell office was actually a Dingell staffer/volunteer or something. This is a very common tactic for the left.

WWL.com


A black man who pretended to be a white supremacist on the Internet has entered a guilty plea to charges that he issued death threats.

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says 20-year old Dyron Hart pled guilty in federal court to "communicating threats in interstate commerce."

"According to court documents, Hart... admitted that he created a fictitious name and used the photograph of a white supremacist to communicated a threat. He then purported to be a person outraged by the election of President Barack Obama," Letten said in a news release.

Letten says that Hart sent the threat to an African American student at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux "indicating he wanted to kill African American individuals because of the election of the President."

Hart now faces a maximum 5 years in prison and a fine of $250,0000.

Sentencing has been scheduled for November 18, 2009.



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

There are more phony incidents than real ones! It is good to see one get caught!

If there was as much racism in this country as the left thinks, Obama would never have become Senator. I don’t know any whites that are inciting racism like that likes of Barack Obama, Rev. Wright , Al Sharpton, and the Black Panthers, Shelia Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters the list is long .



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


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The Hon. James David Manning ~ People Are Going To Rise Up





Wild Thing's comment.....

God bless this man and protect him.


....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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Love This Story About President Ronald Reagan






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This from the book: “In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect"


Ronald Reagan received Secret Service protection for the first time when he ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination in 1976. One day as he was preparing to drive from his Los Angeles home to his ranch near Santa Barbara, an agent noticed that he was wearing a gun and asked what it was for.

“Well, just in case you guys can’t do the job, I can help out,” Reagan replied.

Years later, he confided to an agent that on his first presidential trip to the Soviet Union in May 1988, he had carried a gun in his briefcase.


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

giggle.......loving this. Sure do miss Reagan!


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

BobF
SMSgt, USAF
1973 - 1999


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:47 AM | Comments (11)


New York Times In Support Obama Stimulus Plan Praises Nazi 1933 Stimulus Plan


Andrew C. McCarthy on Obama's Stimulus, Pelosi, the NY Times and the German National Socialists

The New York Times relaxes taboos about Nazi Germany!!!




Nazis for Me, but Not for Thee

Why shouldn’t socialized medicine prompt comparisons to National Socialism?

NRO

By Andrew C. McCarthy

( National Review’s Andrew C. McCarthy is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and the author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter Books, 2008).

It’s this week’s fashion on the left, and among such fashionably contemplative moderates as Mort Kondracke, to blast Rush Limbaugh for comparing Democrats to the Nazis. It’s no surprise that the Obama hardcores are misrepresenting the sequence and substance of events, but I would have hoped that Kondracke would at least have noted that Rush’s comparison — even if Kondracke thought it unwise — was neither gratuitous nor demagogic.

To recap, the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, started this episode by comparing American citizens who oppose Obamacare to the Nazis and asserting that her political opponents were donning “swastikas.” (Sen. Barbara Boxer simultaneously ripped Obamacare dissenters for their Brooks Brothers suits — it’s not altogether clear where on the twill the swastika goes.) Pelosi’s tactic was the shopworn smear we on the right have dealt with for six decades. There is no conceivable substantive connection between opposition to Obamacare and German National Socialism — they are antithetical. By invoking the Nazis, Pelosi was patently slandering dissenters as racist thugs.

Rush responded, and the response did not smear Democrats. He repeatedly and explicitly qualified that no one was saying Obama was Hitler, that Pelosi was Goebbels, or that the Democrats were engaged in the genocidal barbarity of the Third Reich. The comparison he drew was a substantive one: between the Democrats’ proposal for socialized medicine and the German installation of socialized medicine beginning with Bismarck and reaching its shocking apotheosis with Hitler’s National Socialism. (A transcript of what he actually contended is here, and his website has other relevant transcripts, since the argument was reiterated other times during the week.) The point was to show that if Pelosi wanted to engage in Nazi comparisons, the health-care policies of Nazi Germany had far more in common with the health-care policies of the Democrats than with those of the conservative opposition, which wants health care kept private and reforms to be market-based.

Whether you agree with that or not (I happen to think it’s undeniable), Rush was also making a larger point that is not only fair argument but essential argument. There is a trajectory of socialism, regardless of the good intentions of many socialists. As he framed it, you take things such as health care, things that are traditionally understood as within the ambit of individual liberty and free choice; you move such things into the ambit of state responsibility as the welfare state emerges and grows, on the theory that it is government’s responsibility to provide for everyone’s needs (by redistributing resources); as more things are moved from private to public control, the state by definition becomes totalitarian; and, inexorably, the totalitarian state gets bad leaders and the society comes to reflect the policy choices of those leaders.

Now, we can argue until the end of time about whether that trajectory really exists and whether it is inevitable. But however you come out, it is an argument very much worth having. It goes to what kind of society we are going to be, to what the proper relationship between the citizen and the state is.

Nazi Germany is a useful historical example of socialism run amok. The genocide and terrorism ultimately practiced by the Nazis were horrible — that goes without saying. But National Socialism went on for a dozen years, it was the last stage in a progressive nationalization of German society, and there was a lot more to it than genocide and terrorism. It cannot be that because there was genocide and terrorism, the socialist aspects of National Socialism are outside the lines of acceptable political discourse. Given the immense popularity of Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism, one of the most important political books of the last quarter-century, it doesn’t look like Americans are as convinced as Mort Kondracke seems to be that these comparisons are verboten.

Let’s put aside the Left’s propensity to slander conservatives with comparisons to Adolf Hitler, who was patently a man of the Left. Earlier this year, one New York Times writer seemed to find comparisons to National Socialism quite worthy when — at least in the telling — those comparisons worked in the Left’s favor. While Americans were hotly debating the merits of the Obama “stimulus” in April, the Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto called attention to a very interesting economic analysis offered by David Leonhardt. Leonhardt wrote:

In the summer of 1933, just as they will do on Thursday, heads of government and their finance ministers met in London to talk about a global economic crisis. They accomplished little and went home to battle the crisis in their own ways.
More than any other country, Germany — Nazi Germany — then set out on a serious stimulus program. The government built up the military, expanded the autobahn, put up stadiums for the 1936 Berlin Olympics and built monuments to the Nazi Party across Munich and Berlin.
The economic benefits of this vast works program never flowed to most workers, because fascism doesn’t look kindly on collective bargaining. But Germany did escape the Great Depression faster than other countries. Corporate profits boomed, and unemployment sank (and not because of slave labor, which didn’t become widespread until later). Harold James, an economic historian, says that the young liberal economists studying under John Maynard Keynes in the 1930s began to debate whether Hitler had solved unemployment.

After all due qualifiers about how terribly uncomfortable he felt about invoking lessons from the Nazis, Leonhardt somehow summoned the inner fortitude to make the obvious explicit:

Here in the United States, many people are understandably wondering whether the $800 billion stimulus program will make much of a difference. They want to know: Does stimulus work? Fortunately, this is one economic question that’s been answered pretty clearly in the last century. Yes, stimulus works.

As Taranto correctly observed, whatever you may think of the merits of Leonhardt’s argument, it was appropriate for him to make it: The wisdom vel non of policies adopted during over a decade of Nazi socialism cannot be off the table simply because, in the end, the Nazis were monsters. We may find the seeds of their monstrousness in those policies, or we may not. But the thought that we should not talk about them is absurd. Notably, Leonhardt’s piece ran without any teeth-gnashing from Mort Kondracke and our other Beltway chaperones.

National Socialism is banned from the Right’s case against socialism, but is somehow acceptable when leftists use it as a smear or when the Left’s nuanced geniuses, after their very thoughtful consideration, decide its invocation is suitable for mature audiences? I don’t think so.



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

Really interesting and we can see it really is true. How Pelosi and the others do exactly like this article says.


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Pelosi Tells Anti War Protesters I'm a Fan of Disruptors


“The Two Faces of Pelosi”




"Your advocacy is very American and very important."
"There's nothing more articulate-more eloquent-to a member of congress than the voice of his or her own constituent."
"I'm a fan of disruptors."

All were statements made by Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in 2006.


Wild Thing's comment.....

But Nancy just the other day you said this and I posted it that day.

Pelosi, Hoyer: Freedom of speech 'simply un-American'


heh heh ha ha ho ho,
Nancy Pelosi she must go!



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August 14, 2009

Senate Removes ‘End of Life’ Provisions ~ BUT Let's Get Rid of the Entire Socialized Medicine Bill!






Senate Removes ‘End of Life’ Provisions

Palin Wins Death Panel Battle

Sarah Palin has won a fierce battle to eliminate Barack Obama's "death panel"provision in the House Energy and Commerce Committee legislation. The so-called "end-of-life" counseling provisions will be eliminated.

She scored a big victory today when it was announced the "death panel" provision of the bill was being deleted. This provision is still in the house version, and could be added back in that is also why this entire health care bill needs to be thrown away.



Tammy Bruce

Palin, apparently an irrelevant quitter yet strangely powerful typer, forces the Senate to do the right thing with two Facebook posts. This is called leadership and will prevail regardless of the medium. It also speaks to the impact and import of Palin’s positions despite the establishments, both political and media, insistence (aka strange, misplaced hope) that she’s irrelevant.


Palin responded again last night on Facebook to attacks on her exposure of the Death Panels as part of Obama’s DeathCare agenda.


This time she did it with a hard slap at the Obama admin .

Facebook

Sarah Palin: Concerning the "Death Panels"

Yesterday President Obama responded to my statement that Democratic health care proposals would lead to rationed care; that the sick, the elderly, and the disabled would suffer the most under such rationing; and that under such a system these “unproductive” members of society could face the prospect of government bureaucrats determining whether they deserve health care.

The President made light of these concerns. He said:

“Let me just be specific about some things that I’ve been hearing lately that we just need to dispose of here. The rumor that’s been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the House of Representatives voted for death panels that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we’ve decided that we don’t, it’s too expensive to let her live anymore....It turns out that I guess this arose out of a provision in one of the House bills that allowed Medicare to reimburse people for consultations about end-of-life care, setting up living wills, the availability of hospice, etc. So the intention of the members of Congress was to give people more information so that they could handle issues of end-of-life care when they’re ready on their own terms. It wasn’t forcing anybody to do anything.” [1]

The provision that President Obama refers to is Section 1233 of HR 3200, entitled “Advance Care Planning Consultation.” [2] With all due respect, it’s misleading for the President to describe this section as an entirely voluntary provision that simply increases the information offered to Medicare recipients. The issue is the context in which that information is provided and the coercive effect these consultations will have in that context.

Section 1233 authorizes advanced care planning consultations for senior citizens on Medicare every five years, and more often “if there is a significant change in the health condition of the individual ... or upon admission to a skilled nursing facility, a long-term care facility... or a hospice program." [3] During those consultations, practitioners must explain “the continuum of end-of-life services and supports available, including palliative care and hospice,” and the government benefits available to pay for such services. [4]

Now put this in context. These consultations are authorized whenever a Medicare recipient’s health changes significantly or when they enter a nursing home, and they are part of a bill whose stated purpose is “to reduce the growth in health care spending.” [5] Is it any wonder that senior citizens might view such consultations as attempts to convince them to help reduce health care costs by accepting minimal end-of-life care? As Charles Lane notes in the Washington Post, Section 1233 “addresses compassionate goals in disconcerting proximity to fiscal ones.... If it’s all about obviating suffering, emotional or physical, what’s it doing in a measure to “bend the curve” on health-care costs?” [6]

As Lane also points out:

Though not mandatory, as some on the right have claimed, the consultations envisioned in Section 1233 aren’t quite “purely voluntary,” as Rep. Sander M. Levin (D-Mich.) asserts. To me, “purely voluntary” means “not unless the patient requests one.” Section 1233, however, lets doctors initiate the chat and gives them an incentive -- money -- to do so. Indeed, that’s an incentive to insist.

Patients may refuse without penalty, but many will bow to white-coated authority. Once they’re in the meeting, the bill does permit “formulation” of a plug-pulling order right then and there. So when Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) denies that Section 1233 would “place senior citizens in situations where they feel pressured to sign end-of-life directives that they would not otherwise sign,” I don’t think he’s being realistic. [7]

Even columnist Eugene Robinson, a self-described “true believer” who “will almost certainly support” “whatever reform package finally emerges”, agrees that “If the government says it has to control health-care costs and then offers to pay doctors to give advice about hospice care, citizens are not delusional to conclude that the goal is to reduce end-of-life spending.” [8]

So are these usually friendly pundits wrong? Is this all just a “rumor” to be “disposed of”, as President Obama says? Not according to Democratic New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, who writes:

Section 1233 of House Resolution 3200 puts our senior citizens on a slippery slope and may diminish respect for the inherent dignity of each of their lives.... It is egregious to consider that any senior citizen ... should be placed in a situation where he or she would feel pressured to save the government money by dying a little sooner than he or she otherwise would, be required to be counseled about the supposed benefits of killing oneself, or be encouraged to sign any end of life directives that they would not otherwise sign. [9]

Of course, it’s not just this one provision that presents a problem. My original comments concerned statements made by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a health policy advisor to President Obama and the brother of the President’s chief of staff. Dr. Emanuel has written that some medical services should not be guaranteed to those “who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens....An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.” [10] Dr. Emanuel has also advocated basing medical decisions on a system which “produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated.” [11]

President Obama can try to gloss over the effects of government authorized end-of-life consultations, but the views of one of his top health care advisors are clear enough. It’s all just more evidence that the Democratic legislative proposals will lead to health care rationing, and more evidence that the top-down plans of government bureaucrats will never result in real health care reform.

- Sarah Palin




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And viola, after being derided as “nuts” and out-of-touch, Grassley of the Senate Finance Committee made this statement today:

Finance Committee drops end-of-life provision

The Hill

by Michael O'Brien

The Senate Finance Committee will drop a controversial provision on consultations for end-of-life care from its proposed healthcare bill, its top Republican member said Thursday.
The committee, which has worked on putting together a bipartisan healthcare reform bill, will drop the controversial provision after being derided as “death panels” to encourage euthanasia by conservatives.
“On the Finance Committee, we are working very hard to avoid unintended consequences by methodically working through the complexities of all of these issues and policy options,” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a statement. “We dropped end-of-life provisions from consideration entirely because of the way they could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly.”
The Finance Committee is the only congressional committee to not report out a preliminary healthcare bill before the August congressional recess, but is expected to unveil its proposal shortly after Labor Day.
Grassley said that bill would hold up better compared to proposals crafted in the House, which he asserted were "poorly cobbled together."
"The bill passed by the House committees is so poorly cobbled together that it will have all kinds of unintended consequences, including making taxpayers fund health care subsidies for illegal immigrants," Grassley said. The veteran Iowa lawmaker said the end-of-life provision in those bills would pay physicians to "advise patients about end of life care and rate physician quality of care based on the creation of and adherence to orders for end-of-life care."
"Maybe others can defend a bill like the Pelosi bill that leaves major issues open to interpretation, but I can't," Grassley added.


Get this man an asprine but don't call us in the morning! ~ Wild Thing

Zeke Emanuel on Sarah Palin’s Accusation of 'Death Panels': 'It’s An Absolute Outrage'

Political Punch

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the health-policy adviser at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget -- who has been caricatured by conservatives as a “Dr. Death” seeking to pull the I.V.s out of your grandparents’ arms in the name of cost containment -- is not happy.

Asked by ABC News in an interview about the thoroughly discredited claim by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to paint his philosophical writings as evidence -- along with a provision providing optional end of life counseling in the House Democrats’ health care reform bill -- that President Obama wants to set up “death panels” to deny medical treatments to seniors and the disabled, including her son Trig, Emanuel, brother of White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, does not hold back.

“It’s an absolute outrage that you would take first of all a provision written in the bill,” Emanuel says, a provision allowing for “doctors to talk to patients about end of life care, and turn it into the suggestion that we’re going to have euthanasia boards -- that’s a complete misreading of what’s there. It’s just trying to scare people.”

“It’s an absolute outrage that you would take first of all a provision written in the bill,” Emanuel says, "A provision allowing for doctors to talk to patients about end of life care, and turn it into the suggestion that we’re going to have euthanasia boards -- that’s a complete misreading of what’s there. It’s just trying to scare people.”

Emanuel says as an oncologist he’s had hundreds of discussions with patients about what to do when treatment doesn’t work.

“It’s wrenching,” he says.

As for Palin’s vision of “Obama ‘death panels,’” Emanuel argues “there’s no basis for that claim either in any of my writings or the legislation. It has no grounds in reality. It’s surreal and Orwellian, the idea that this legislation or my writings suggest that her son Trig shouldn’t get health care.”

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel who was tapped as a White House Health Care policy adviser. Dr. Emanuel is also a proponent of state-assisted suicide.




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Wild Thing's comment......

God bless you Sarah!!!!

Something important to mention:

"The Senate Finance Committee will drop a controversial provision on consultations for end-of-life care from its proposed healthcare bill"

The Senate will start to strip the bill of the offensive areas to the people. The House will pass it because they will have the votes.

We have to make sure some how they don't amend it after they pass it . But something else bothers me a lot.

This may not be popular to say but it is just how I feel. I don’t want them to systematically take our talking points away so they can ram the biggest portion of this bill down our throats. Not to mention what they’ll add as soon as they clear the major hurdles. Remember how the House passed the Cap and Tax bill with 300 pages added on at the last minute, that had those handwritten margins.

I don’t want any part of this bill, not the public option, not the controls, not the bureaucrats, none of it.

The entire thing is a freedom grabbing, socialistic plan. NO to government run health care, period!! Gee whiz, they throw everything in it knowing people will scream about the most heinous parts, remove those and people FEEL like they won when in reality they get most of their liberal crap agenda gets passed. They get socialized medicine and then all the stuff they took out can be put right back in.


Please don't get me wrong, I am thrilled, and so grateful to Sarah Palin she is awesome. But we have to keep in mind what I just mentioned. This is a large victory for Sarah, it is huge and it is something that will set her apart from the horrible leadership of rino's. I am sooo proud of her, but this whole Obamacare bill has to die.

Whittling away at the health care bill implies that there is some point where we will accept it. Instead we need to be insisting that the Federal Government has no business dabbling in health care at all. The right does this every time the dems propose an idea. They try to change a few things here and there instead of opposing the idea completely.

I want to share something. During the Clinton years on one of the political shows they were discussing why the Democrats things get put through and the Republicans agenda seldom wins. Then we look back afterward and ask what happened, how come they keep getting their way and their agenda passed.

The political analyst said this.

( not exact word for word quote but very close)

" The Republicans want to take the whole mountain, and the Democrats know that to win in the end it is better to win one step at a time, one battle at a time and in the end they WILL have the mountain."

I never forgot that and as that was during the Clinton years I have seen it happen over and over. It happened with things going "politically correct", the dems did not say we are going to change and dumb down verbiage for things to weaken morals, weaken the parental leadership in a home, lower grade expectancy so more students can pass that normally would have failed. No they did one thing at a time, and each time our side gets ticked, rants and then we kept thinking it would stop. But it never has it is only in remission till the next part of their agenda is brought up and put through.

For example, they bashed and slandered our Founding Fathers, next they changed the names of some schools named after them. Then they started to teach a re-written history, telling students they had to answer test questions how the teacher taught the subject, such as the Vietnam war etc. or they would not pass. Now we see Saudi Arabia doing our text books for schools.

I want our side to learn the political warfare that the left has won with so they can't destroy our country more then they already have. A dem does not say My Friend to a Republican when they want to disagree with them. A dem would not speak highly of a Colin Powell when he came out and did talk shows how he was voting for the other party for president. Yet when Rush Limbaugh laid into Powell for doing this, the RINO's attacked Rush Limbaugh for not being willing to accept what Powell did and still say he was a Republican and can stay as a spokesperson for the Republican party on talk shows.

If a Dem said they wanted Bush's agenda to fail thus wanting Bush to fail as a president, there would not be some dem lite ( like a rino on our side) bashing that Dem for saying they wanted the president to fail. Yet when Rush said it many agreed with him, Rush was attacked by all kinds of Republicans some calling themselves conservatives as well as the rino's.

It is never a mistake to assume bad faith when dealing with our thoroughly corrupt political class. You can bet that in the discussions preceding the deletion of the "death provision", two "safe harbor" schemes were discussed for later use: carefully drafted vague language that will later be used to justify exactly the same thing that was deleted, and the federal bureaucracy which writes the regulations will do what they always do, incorporate the "death provision" in the regulations using that vague language provision in the bill to justify the regulatory language.

Guaranteed -- especially considering who we are dealing with: the Obama thugocracy.

The ENTIRE bill is crap. I want the whole thing to be shredded and never seen or heard from again. Sarah is amazing, in a span of a few days she was able to accomplish something NO ONE in the GOP could do, bring down this bill. Now, we have to make sure this entire bill fails




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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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Enviro Terrorists Making US Marine Corps Go Green in Afghanistan




The US Marine Corps is trying to reduce its enormous energy footprint as it sends an extra 10,000 troops into Afghanistan


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US Marine Corps goes green in Afghanistan

telegraph.co.uk

The US Marine Corps is trying to reduce its enormous energy footprint as it sends an extra 10,000 troops into Afghanistan.

A team of energy conservation experts seeking for ways to reduce cost of keeping American boots on the ground will accompany the soldiers as they deploy.

Fuel is one of the Marine Corps's largest expense.

In the harsh Afghan climate the Marines burn through some 800,000 gallons of fuel a day. Getting fuel and water supplies into land locked Afghanistan is expensive and the convoys are often targeted by roadside bombs.

At the first Marine Corps Energy Summit in a Washington hotel yesterday, General James Conway, the Corps Commandant, said he was sending energy experts by the end of the month to carry out the first Marine energy audit.

Despite their reputation a rugged warriors, the Marines use air conditioners to keep tents cool and the Pentagon is keen to reduce such extravagance in war time. One method being tried is to spray foam insulation onto the exterior of the tents.
Back in the US, all personnel have been ordered to switch off computers during non working hours.

To remain fiscally prudent, "go green" the Marines were ordered.


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Wild Thing's comment......

One method being tried is to spray foam insulation onto the exterior of the tents.

Yep, that's ll keep the heat in very nicely in the blazing hot summers.

Yeah that’s the ticket. Let the environmentalist wackos run the military. Have we lost our friggin’ minds? And what theh hell is wrong with the top brass for even listening to these people sheesh!

Chesty would have something to say to the enviro terrorists ......count on it.


"A team of energy conservation experts...."

They'll be lucky to save the amount of energy it took to ship their dead weight over there, and oh yeah...

This will be very dangerous to the men whose lives are on the line. There's one mission and one focus, anything else is a deadly distraction.

The last group you want to attack for use of resources should be the troops. They get the worst accommodations, worst food and operate in the worst environments of all the services to start. Whatever we can do to make these guys a little more comfortable we should.

I have something for these enviro terrorists! You bet I am angry! Dear God please let me meet in person one of these enviro terrorists just so I can tell them what I think of them.



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CNN's Lou Dobbs Takes on DNC Communication Director Karen Finney




CNN's Lou Dobbs Calls Former DNC Communication Director Karen Finney An Ideologue & Rude


Jim Dean, the brother of Howard and chair of the progressive group Democracy for America has penned a letter calling for CNN and the United States Radio Network to fire the host.

The letter, which was sent to DFA's email list, is below:


Yesterday, our friends at Media Matters for America, who are dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media, caught Lou Dobbs promoting hate and inciting violence towards Governor Howard Dean.

With violence from right-wing extremist groups on the rise and Republican backed mobs hanging cardboard versions of members of congress in effigy, Lou Dobbs' statement is dangerous. Enough is enough.

It's time for CNN and the United Stations Radio Network to fire Lou Dobbs.

Call Now and demand Lou Dobbs be taken off the air

WATCH THE CLIP AND GET THE NUMBERS TO CALL NOW

This isn't the first time Lou Dobbs has used the air waves to promote hate and embarrass CNN.

His relentless promotion of debunked, racially charged conspiracy theories about President Obama's birth certificate have already seriously damaged CNN's credibility. Yet, Lou Dobbs remains on the air.

Now, he's gone too far. He's not just making CNN look bad, he's inciting violence to stop Governor Dean from fighting for President Obama's health insurance option. That's not just un-American, it's irresponsible and dangerous.

It's up to us to make sure CNN and the United Stations Radio Network know we've had enough.

CALL NOW AND DEMAND LOU DOBBS BE TAKEN OFF THE AIR

This isn't just about my brother Howard; this is about the America we all want to live in.

Thank you for everything you do,

-Jim

Jim Dean, Chair
Democracy for America


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

We were called names all during the Clinton years, and then during the campagin for Bush vs. Kerry campaign, add into the the horrible things said about President Bush and VP Dick Cheney and all of us on the right for 8 years.

OK now let's add into this the two years of Obama playing the freaking race card the whole campaign. No one else was ONLY Obama and his team and his media and they worked over time doing this.

Now we have citizens, America loving citizens that have had enough of the left, enough of Obama's socialism and spend, spend, spend and now the socialized medicine he is pushing like some traveling Pimp side show in his fake town hall meetings......and we the people wanting to speak up for ourselves and for our country we love. And they want to silence us, with their Union zombie thugs and politicians .

Lou was right when he said Obama told us to shut up. And that sure as heck never happened in the USA, only from THIS affirmative action president that has yet to prove he is legit.

DNC Communication Director Karen Finney can go jump in a lake.



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


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Roadblocks Devised to Push Back Against Health Care Town Hall Protesters




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Roadblocks Devised to Push Back Against Health Care Town Hall Protesters

Supporters of health reform say they are simply pushing back against opposition that is disruptive and designed to shut down debate while opponents say the tactics are underhanded and intended to undermine democracy in action.


FOX News

Americans who want to express their opinions on health care reform at town halls across the country are encountering a host of roadblocks, ranging from fake schedules to a demand that they show their driver's licenses or photo identification.

Supporters of President Obama's plan say they are pushing back against opposition that is disruptive and designed to shut down debate. But opponents say the supporters' tactics are underhanded and designed to undermine democracy in action.

In Texas, DEMOCRAT Rep. Gene Green's office is requiring town hall attendees to present a photo ID that proves they live in his district.

On his Web site, Green says "due to a coordinated effort to disrupt our town hall meetings, we will be restricting further attendance to residents ... and verifying residency by requiring photo identification."

In Illinois, two Republican lawmakers sent a letter to Obama this week complaining that Democratic organizers scheduled meetings between them and their constituents without ever notifying them, misleading their constituents into going to town halls on the wrong day.

Illinois Reps. Mark Kirk and Judy Biggert wrote that their constituents had apparently signed up for meetings to discuss health care reform with them after receiving an Aug. 9 e-mail from BarackObama.com urging them to do so.
"However, the names of our constituents and the times they wished to visit were never communicated to us," the letter said.

As a result, the lawmakers claimed more than 20 constituents came to their district offices on Monday.

"When they learned neither the White House, the Democratic National Committee nor Organizing for America had passed their request to our offices, they were understandably confused and upset with the BarackObama.com e-mail they had received," they wrote.

They urged the organizers not to keep them in the dark in the future.

In response, Democratic National Committee Communications Director Brad Woodhouse issued a statement saying that the OFA members were not told to go to offices unannounced.

"They are mischaracterizing this -- which is not surprising if you look at the falsehoods Republicans are spreading on this issue," he wrote. "OFA sent an e-mail to all its supporters asking them to sign up for drop bys with every House and Senate office -- Democrat and Republican -- to drop off a flyer in support of heath insurance reform."
Woodhouse said the e-mail advised supporters that "they should call ahead to make sure the office was open and that if they wanted to do more than drop by the office they should schedule a meeting on their own."

Health Care for America Now, a coalition group organizing support for Obama's proposal, e-mailed a four-page memo to activists across the country on how to provide "cover" to lawmakers at the town halls. The group, whose members include ACORN, the Service Employees International Union and the National Council of La Raza, urged activists to contact lawmakers before the town halls to plan ways to preempt opposition.

"Ask the member's staff what would be most helpful and talk through a strategy for making sure the right messages don't get drowned out by chaotic protesters," field director Margarida Jorge wrote.


'Town Halls' a Chance for the President, Not the Public, to Vent

FOX News

A look at President Obama's health care "town hall" Tuesday in Portsmouth, N.H., shows the president out-spoke his audience by a margin of nearly 9-to-1 -- hardly the kind of even-handed exchange of ideas that marked the town meetings of colonial America.

Much has been made of the chance for true, interactive democracy offered by the freewheeling town hall format that lawmakers are using in health care forums across the country.

But what the White House is calling a "town hall meeting" does not quite follow in the tradition of the public-driven forums that sprouted centuries ago in New England.

It's more like a press conference for the public.

In an orderly fashion, selected members of the audience pose brief questions, and the president elaborates.

And elaborates. And elaborates.

A look at President Obama's health care "town hall" Tuesday in Portsmouth, N.H., shows the president out-spoke his audience by a ratio of nearly 9-to-1.

Here's the scorecard.

Obama: 8,619 words.

Audience: 1,186 words.

That's hardly the kind of even-handed exchange of ideas that marked the town meetings of colonial America.


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Wild Thing's comment......


Hmmmm So according to the democrats and OBAMA, let me get this straight. Photo ID good at townhalls. Photo ID BAD when actually VOTING. Photo ID or any ID period good for peasant Americans but ID of any kind BAD for POTUS.

How about asking for Obama's id and SSN before they allow him to speak?




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



Posted by Wild Thing at 08:48 AM | Comments (2)


What Obama and My Wife Have in Common....by Chuck Norris



Chuck Norris says, "I agree with CNN's Lou Dobbs ... make public your original birth certificate"


What Obama and My Wife Have in Common

Dear Mr. President:

First, happy birthday. I do hope today is an enjoyable day for you and your family. Coincidentally, I also will be celebrating this week the birth of someone dear to me, my beloved wife, Gena, whose birthday is Aug. 9.

Speaking of birthdays, I couldn't help but hear and read all over the news this past week about the fresh attention to your constitutional eligibility and natural-born citizen status. I hardly can believe that individuals are offering bounties — one for $100,000 — for any personal witness or sufficient evidence to your American birth.

Believe it or not, I'm not writing you to challenge whether or not you were born in America, though I see nothing wrong with the American public's voicing that constitutionally based grievance with someone in your esteemed position. As one blogger wrote, after all, "We aren't talking about a 12-year-old qualifying to play Little League here." Or as Ronald Reagan once said, "Trust but verify."

I must admit that I find it a bit of a groundless stretch not to believe in the birth announcements in two major Hawaiian newspapers in August 1961, in which Hawaii's Health Department would have been required to post information it received directly from hospitals: "Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama, 6085 Kalanianaole Hwy., son, Aug. 4." Nevertheless, that proof doesn't answer why you refuse to reveal your original birth certificate and end the growing tides of controversy.

I'm writing you because this is no longer a matter merely about proving you meet a presidential prerequisite in the Constitution. Refusing to post your original birth certificate is an unwise political and leadership decision that is enabling the "birther" controversy. The nation you are called to lead is experiencing a growing swell of conspirators who are convinced that you are covering up something. So why not just prove them wrong and shut them up?

I agree with CNN's Lou Dobbs, who was chastised by his own media outlet for demanding the release of your original birth certificate. Why was that such a bad request? We certainly know why Jon Klein, the president of CNN/U.S., thought it was a bad idea. He previously declared that CNN researchers had determined that your 1961 birth certificate no longer exists.

But Hawaii officials confirmed again last week that they indeed have your original birth certificate on file.


Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, repeated her October 2008 statement that she had seen with her own eyes the "original vital records."

Some claim that even you cannot see or request your own personal birth certificate because Hawaii's disclosure law (Hawaii Revised Statutes 338-18) states that "it shall be unlawful for any person to permit inspection of, or to disclose information contained in vital statistics records, or to copy or issue a copy of all or part of any such record."

But the law further states that Hawaii's Health Department "shall not permit inspection of public health statistics records, or issue a certified copy of any such record or part thereof, unless it is satisfied that the applicant has a direct and tangible interest in the record " (emphasis added).

Isn't categorically satisfying constitutional requirements for a president or answering the First Amendment grievances of hundreds of thousands of Americans or ending a national debate or healing a country's divisions enough "direct and tangible interest"?

Mr. President, as more and more people realize that you are refusing to release your original birth certificate, further questions will fuel the fires of debate or at least hinder the embers from ever being snuffed out. Questions such as, "Does it really contain the Hawaiian physician's name?" "Does it disclose something other than his birthplace that he wishes others not to see?"

Of course, not every U.S. citizen has access to his original birth certificate, but you do, and yours is the only one under debate. As valuable as copies can be, textual critics know that nothing outweighs an original, especially when only it contains the information under question.

Again, why don't you simply request, release and give permission to make public your original birth certificate?

Mr. President, you promised the American people that you are "committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government." In fact, in your July 23 prime-time news conference, you said that your administration has been more transparent than previous administrations: "I think that we have provided much greater transparency than existed prior to our administration coming in."

So again, I ask: Why not live out that transparency promise by posting your original birth certificate and end the division and debate?

Well, I have a birthday to plan, so I had better get going.

Again, happy birthday, Mr. President.

Yours Truly, Chuck Norris

To find out more about Chuck Norris and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

COPYRIGHT 2009 CHUCK NORRIS


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

Good for Chuck. And oh and don't have a nice day Obama...heh heh


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:47 AM | Comments (4)


Delta's Atlanta Worldport Honor Guard


Delta's Atlanta Worldport Honor Guard


One evening on the Atlanta ramp, Tom Schenk was delivering bags to a gate when he saw what appeared to be a soldier standing at the front of the aircraft saluting a coffin. Compelled to investigate, he walked to the belt loader, wading through bags and workers in their flurry of activity. There he saw a female Marine; she had tears in her eyes. He stood at attention and joined her in rendering honors. After the body was loaded onto a cart, Mr. Schenk, a retired Navy Petty Officer, introduced himself and inquired about the deceased.

The young Marine escort revealed that the casket contained the body of her brother. He was killed in Iraq protecting her and others in their unit. Unsure of just what to do, Tom Schenk determined at that moment that we must begin to show a greater degree of honor and caring when we have the opportunity. His passion drove him to rally support from many willing Delta employees.

The paint shop in Atlanta designed and created a special cart, on their own time, to be used when receiving a military body. Worldport leadership has continuously offered assistance, removing operational obstacles by allowing volunteer agents time to help in this effort. Caring people in Worldport Cargo have worked hard to make sure the special cart makes it to the inbound on time and that the escorts are carried to the correct outbound gate. The ACS Forum has welcomed, supported and promoted the Honor Guard all over the Delta system. A host of Customer Service Agents have dedicated themselves to making this unique service outstanding – occasionally donating time on their off days to make it happen. The Chief Pilot's office has made it a priority to keep everyone informed whenever they have a military HR and escort. A VFW post and other anonymous individuals have donated money to purchase flags, emblems and vests. What a caring and focused team we have here!

"It's the least we can do." says Mr. Schenk, "These people took a stand for us so we can continue our way of life." One of the escorts said it best, "It's so uplifting at a time like this to be surrounded by people who really care. It's an honor and privilege to know the people of this airline." We agree.



From the notes at the YOUTube video:
Honoring My Dad

Delta's Honor Guard rendering Honors on my father
MSgt Angus J. McConnell (retired) escorted by my son SrA Brian J McConnell, Jr. {Brian is now serving in Afghanistan.

He is weapons and ordnance with the 354th FS 'Bulldogs" A-10 "Warthog" in Kandahar he will be home Jan 2010...} I have been with Delta over 25 years and now coordinate the honor guard in ATL...Thank You to all who serve.



My son, Ura (aka Bucky) told me about this video and the program Delta started a few years ago at the Atlanta airport. DL carries a lot of human remains shipments and they started an honor guard to meet and honor all our veterans.

The honor guard initially was on the day shift only but recently expanded to the night shift and Ura has become involved. They honor all veterans not just those of our most recent conflict.
In this case, the veteran is the father of a DL employee and he is being escorted by his grandson who is in the Air Force. A videographer saw one of these ceremonies and asked if he could film one and this is the resulting video
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Brian McConnell is the DL employee who is heading this honor guard and he is trying to be sure we also honor the casualties of the Iraq/Afghanistan. I think this is a wonderful thing that was started by employees and makes me proud of DL. Ura has always been involved with things that honor our military like the military lounge DL sets up each Christmas. (in fact that is where he met his wife. They were both volunteering in the lounge). I am very proud of his participation.


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Wild Thing's comment......

Note from BobF.. I know both Delta and Northwest Airlines honor our fallen veterans. Northwest was the airline in which did so much to assist Ltc Stroble in taking Chance Phelps home which was portrayed in the movie Taking Chance.

This is so wonderful and I never knew this about Delta or Northwestern Airlines.




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


BobF
SMSgt, USAF
1973 - 1999


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Rick Sanchez Heated Exchange With Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee Over Cell Phone


Rick Sanchez Heated Exchange With Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee Over Cell Phone




Wiild Thing's comment.....

I am NO fan of Rick Sanchez, he is a vile horrible person, he is exactly like Chris Matthews only on a different network. But I loved how Sheila Jackson Lee shows what a total jerk she is, for all the world to see. They keep voting for her, but at least she was on the hot seat for awhile.


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A Little of This and Yes That Too


The Postal Services created a stamp with a picture of President Obama on it. The Postal Service noticed that the stamp was not sticking to envelopes. This enraged the President, who demanded a full investigation. After a month of testing and $1.73 million in congressional spending, a special Presidential commission presented the following findings:

1.The stamp is in perfect order.

2. There is nothing wrong with the glue.

3. People are spitting on the wrong side



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

Larry
tuy hoa nah trang duc pho chu lai
39TH COMBAT ENGRS BN
Dec 66 - Dec 67



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Police say that the gang usually is comprised of four members, one adult and three younger ones.

While the three younger ones, all appearing sweet and innocent, divert their 'mark' (or intended target) with a show of friendliness , the fourth -- the eldest -- sneaks in from behind the person's back to expertly rifle through his or her pocket or purse for any valuables.

Be on the alert!! See the photo of how it works.


......Thank you James M. for sending this to me.

James R. McKenna
US ARMY
Troop I 3/3 ACR
1976-1978



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You might recall that John Hinckley was a seriously deranged young man who shot President Reagan in the early 1980's.

Hinckley was absolutely obsessed with movie star Jodie Foster, extremely jealous, and in his twisted mind, loved Jodie Foster to the point that to make himself well known to her, he attempted to assassinate President Reagan.

There is speculation Hinckley may soon be released as having been rehabilitated. Consequently, you may appreciate the following letter from Nancy Reagan to John Hinckley:

To: John Hinckley
From: Mrs. Nancy Reagan

My family and I wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how pleased we are with the great strides you are making in your recovery. In our fine country's spirit of understanding and forgiveness, we want you to know there is a nonpartisan consensus of compassion and forgiveness throughout.

The Reagan family and I want you to know that no grudge is borne against you for shooting President Reagan. We, above all, are aware of how the mental stress and pain could have driven you to such an act of desperation. We are confident that you will soon make a complete recovery and return to your family to join the world again as a healthy and productive young man.

Best wishes,
Nancy Reagan & Family

P.S. While you have been incarcerated, Barack Obama has been banging Jodie Foster like a screen door in a tornado. You might want to look into that.



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

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

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



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A man walked into a very high-tech bar. As he sat down on a stool he
noticed that the bartender was a robot. The robot clicked to attention and
asked, "Sir, what will you have?"

The man thought a moment then replied, "A martini please."

The robot clicked a couple of times and mixed the best martini the man
had ever had.

The robot then asked, "Sir, what is your IQ?"

The man answered "oh, about 164."

The robot then proceeded to discuss the 'theory of relativity',
'inter-steller space travel', 'the latest medical break throughs',
etc.......

The man was most impressed. He left the bar but thought he would try a
different tact. He returned and took a seat. Again the robot clicked
and asked what he would have? "A Martini please."

Again it was superb. The robot again asked "what is your IQ sir?"

This time the man answered, "Oh about 100". So the robot started
discussing Nascar racing, the latest basketball scores, and what to expect the
Dodgers to do this weekend.

The guy had to try it one more time. So he left, returned and took a
stool.... Again a martini, and the question, "What is your IQ?"??

This time the man drawled out "Uh..... bout 50".

The robot clicked then leaned close and very slowly asked,

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"A-r-e? y-o-u-r? p-e-o-p-l-e??? h-a-p-p-y? w-i-t-h O-B-A-M-A?????



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

United States Army
1965-1971
Army Combat Engineers
Quang Tri & Chu Lai '68 -'69
67-69

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent





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This came from a Marine's wife. It says it all:

I sat, as did millions of other Americans, and watched as the government underwent a peaceful transition of power a few months ago. At first, I felt a swell of pride and patriotism while Barack Obama took his Oath of office.

However, all that pride quickly vanished as I later watched 21 Marines, in full dress uniform with rifles, fire a 21-gun salute to the President. It was then that I realized how far America's Military had deteriorated.

Every one of them missed.



....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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August 13, 2009

Fox News Reporter Accuses White House Of Breaking The Law






FOX News' Major Garrett sparred with Robert Gibbs over emails people are receiving about health care when they never signed up for them.


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Wild Thing's comment......


Gibbs no longer even tries to hide his hatred for all things Fox. This has to be the most thin-skinned, immature administration in the history of this country. No way I want them any where near health care.

Major Garrett was drinking the Kool-aid back during the campaign - he’s probably having a few second thoughts.

So I guess it's not astroturf when Democrats do it.

These people just emailed citizens of our country WITHOUT their permission or knowledge. They HAVE your emails.

IMAGINE if they get access to your medical records.



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VFW: Woodstock Wasn't the Only Thing Happening 40 Years Ago





VFW: Woodstock Wasn't the Only Thing Happening 40 Years Ago

Newsbusters

By Colleen Raezler

While some in the media have been dusting off their love beads, bell-bottoms and broomstick skirts in an effort to wax nostalgic about Woodstock, the VFW has reminded its members that the world did not stop for those four days in August 1969.

In fact, for 109 American soldiers, the world ended that weekend.

VFW Magazine honored those soldiers in the August 2009 cover story, ""While Woodstock Rocked, GIs Died."

Much has been made over the "half a million strong" that flocked to a dairy farm in rural New York to celebrate music and peace. Richard K. Kolb instead compared the coverage Newsweek and Time gave to the festival while shortchanging American efforts in Vietnam.

"Newsweek described them as ‘a youthful, long-haired army, almost as large as the U.S. force in Vietnam," wrote Kolb. Time claimed Woodstock "may well rank as one of the significant political and sociological events of the age." The same article referred to the Vietnam as the "meaningless war in the jungles of Southeast Asia" and cited sociologist Amitai Etzoni, who stated that "the young need opportunities for authentic service."

As for those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in the name of "authentic service" Kolb reported, "The casualties they sustained over those four days were genuine, yet none of the elite media outlets were praising their selflessness.

But unlike Woodstock's audience, labeled by Newsweek as "the nation's affluent white young," Kolb wrote that the soldiers killed that weekend "mirrored the population of the time."

Kolb offered statistics to prove his case:

"A full 92 percent were white (seven of whom had Spanish surnames) and 8 percent black. Some 67 percent were Protestants; 28 percent Catholic. A disproportionate number - more than one-third - hailed from the South. More than two-thirds were single; nearly one-third married. Not surprisingly, the vast majority (91 percent) were under the age of 30, with 78 percent between the ages of 18 and 22. "

Kolb also poignantly noted, "Of the four days, Aug. 18 - the last day of "peace and love" in the Catskills when the 50,000 diehards departed after the final act - was the worst for the men in Vietnam. Thirty-five of them died on that one miserable day."

Thirty-five died. Hundreds more were wounded. On August 9, 2009, The Washington Post ran a story about a man who figured prominently if briefly in the legend of Woodstock. As Post staff writer Neely Tucker described it:

"It was like the second day of the festival and Rodgers, 6-foot-5 and about 120 pounds, all of 19 years old, staggered out of the Port-O-San portable toilet, marijuana pipe in hand, and wow, there were guys with cameras, making what became the iconic film "Woodstock." Rodgers's blue shirt was open, he was unwashed and unkempt, his brown hair was an unruly wad on top of his head, and he was about 17 tokes over the line."


"Want some? Want some?" he says to the filming crew, offering hits. He's got this goofy grin. He says "Far out!" and "Out of sight!" For lo these many years, the lovable pothead scene has been a fan favorite.


Tucker's article caught up with Rodgers, forty years on, using nearly 1,500 words to sketch the unremarkable life of an unreconstructed hippie. It is perhaps too much to ask that the Post spill even a fraction of that ink to chronicle the life of one of the hundreds of Americans who were wounded that weekend on the other side of the world. It doesn't fit the self-congratulatory nostalgia.

The sacrifice and service that ultimately changed and, in the case of 109, ended the lives of many young Americans is not the defining notion of that summer weekend in 1969. They are overshadowed by the 500,000 people that crowded onto a farm for three days of self indulgence and ... entertainment.


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

Our troops never lost a battle and they never lost the war. The corrupt South Vietnamese Government and the corrupt United States government, the leaders in Washington, Hanoi Jane and her ilk, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy and the Bill Clinton's of our country they are the ones that lost the war. They are the ones that should be hung in shame!!

Our troops, our Veterans from the Vietnam War should hold their heads high and know with all that is in them how very proud and honored most Americans are for every life that served, fought, was injured and those that were killed, how humbled we are to have such Heroes in our country.


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


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


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


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Special Forces Trooper Sgt First Class Alex Granado - Honored Military Hero




Sgt First Class Alex Granado - Honored Military Hero, 42, of Fairfax, Va.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Miss.; died Aug. 2 in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

Alejandro “Alex” Granado, III was born on July 24, 1967, in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico to Rosalinda and Alejandro Granado Jr. He graduated from Tatum High School in 1986 where he was a member of the track team, for which he won a bronze medal at the state track meet.

At age 18, adult responsibilities were upon Alex even before he graduated high school. Already married and with a child on the way, joining the military offered a steady and secure income. He saw a chance to travel in addition to job stability.

His military career spanned 23 years, having served in Desert Storm in 1991, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.

His military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, Special Forces Intelligence Analyst Course, Special Operations Interdiction Course, Air Assault Course and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Course. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Medal, Liberation of Kuwait Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, NATO Medal, Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Driver and Mechanic Ribbon, Mississippi War Medal. Alex also earned the Combat Infantry Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Special Forces Tab.

His 35 year old brother, Jose is scheduled for active duty in in October 2009.





Army Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro "Alex" Granado - Honored Military Hero, 42, of Fairfax, VA., died from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device Aug. 2 in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan.

He was a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard, and assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Jackson, Miss. He served for more than twenty years.

Granado was home last month and visited his family over the 4th of July holiday. There is no doubt of the familys pride of one of their own. His nephew Johnny was quoted, "Were real proud of him, he was one of the bravest men I knew. I always looked up to him you have to look up to somebody like that."

This video is a tribute in his honor. His interment services were held Aug. 10, 2009 in Tatum, TX. Crowds of people began arriving shortly before 5:00 pm. Many came equipped with umbrellas to help endure the 101˚ heat index. Whiles others came waving small American flags.

Once the procession, escorted by the PGR of North Texas, arrived approximately 600 people had gathered to bid a farewell to fallen American Hero. Army representatives from Ft. Bragg performed a military funeral with precision and flawless execution. Church bells and a Texas size bell rang out in honor of Granado. He was given a three round volley salute and a bugler played TAPS. Four flags were presented to his family.

In the end, the family said their final goodbyes, as a small group of singers accompanied by a guitar, performed several Spanish Christian Hymns to help bring comfort to the grief stricken. After mourners offered words of sympathy to the family they began to file out of the cemetery.

Music:
Seven Spanish Angels
By: Ray Charles

Special thanks to:
Granado family for your sacrifice.
Patriot Guard Riders of East Texas for escorting and keeping vigilance over our American heroes.


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

We will never forget those who sacrificed for our safety and our freedoms. May God bless him and keep him, and hold his family in His hands.

Sleep well, soldier
know that you are honored
your name is not forgotten

we stand humbled
bowed in awe and sorrow
before your sacrifice

sleep well, soldier
sleep well
we will remember you


Also a special thank you to Patriot Guard Riders of East Texas. I love PGR they truly are an awesome group. Tom sent me this too and I would like to share it with you.

The Patriot Guard Riders they have a monthly social to honor the Lost Batallion Reunion festivities which was a WW11 unit held as POW's by Japanese for most of the war. Please read this also and see the patriotism in action as Tom said of the Patriot Guard Riders .

"The Meet & Greet has been cancelled for this month. After careful consideration, it was decided that the Lost Batallion Reunion festivities on Saturday should take preference over our Meet & Greet. We are losing these fellas at an ever-increasing rate and we need to honor them every chance we get. We can always sit and visit there at the Omni after we've honored our heroes."





....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 06:50 AM | Comments (10)


White House: Obama 'Misspoke' About Claim of AARP Endorsement





White House: Obama 'Misspoke' About Claim of AARP Endorsement

President Obama went too far when he said the seniors lobby had endorsed the legislation pending in Congress, the group's chief officer said Tuesday.

FOX News


Obama misspoke and did not intend to mislead the public when he said AARP had endorsed his health care legislation pending in Congress, the White House said Wednesday.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters that Obama did not mean to misinform Americans when he said Tuesday at a town hall in Portsmouth, N.H., that the senior lobby had backed his legislation.

"AARP has said they are certainly supportive and have been for years on comprehensive health reform," Gibbs said. "I don't think the president meant to imply anything untoward. I think he discussed the notion that AARP is supportive of legislation -- or, I'm sorry, an agreement that would -- that would fund filling the doughnut hole for seniors as part of Medicare Part D, as well as additional savings for comprehensive health care reform."
Obama said at the town hall that "we have the AARP onboard because they know this is a good deal for our seniors." He added, "AARP would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining Medicare."

AARP's chief operating officer Tom Nelson quickly fired back, saying, "indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate."

The group is sensitive to the issue because polls show that Medicare beneficiaries are worried their health care program will be cut to subsidize coverage for the uninsured.

Like Obama, AARP wants action this year to cover the uninsured and restrain health care costs, but the organization has refrained from endorsing legislation. Nelson said AARP would not endorse a bill that reduces Medicare benefits.

A spokesman said the Medicare cuts that have been proposed so far would not affect benefits.


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


"Obama 'Misspoke' "


New word for Obama and Gibbs to learn......" LIE". Obama tells lies.

LOL Gibbs is starting to him and haw and er and UH just like Obama.



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


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


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Megyn Kelly Questions White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton



Megan Kelly pierced the veil of yet another White House lie on this morning’s America’s Newsroom. Her guest was White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton, who dismissed the idea that the White House was compiling an “enemies list” as silly.

Burton explained the purpose of having asked people to send the White House the email addresses of anyone making “fishy” claims about Obama’s plan to ration health care and sentence the elderly to earlier deaths, to tax the healthy to pay for substance abusers and illegal immigrants, and to reduce the supply of doctors by imposing government restrictions on their rewards. The purpose, he said, was to give the White House an opportunity to refute their claims. As though the President wasn’t on everybody’s TV screen every day denying the obvious.


Basically Bill Burton does not answer Megyn Kelly's questions about the White House and the emails sent to the flag@whitehouse.gov email address




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Wild Thing's comment......

God bless Megyn Kelly !

Giggle ...I love how she keeps after the guy to answer.



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"When in the course of human events…"



"When in the course of human events…"

Get Liberty.org

By Justin Williams

Many historians agree, the United States of American was founded with federalism at its core. This meant that each state would have it's own jurisdiction to govern its citizens on all accounts that were not granted to the federal government or banned to the states.

A "state" is defined by Merriam-Webster as "a politically organized body of people usually occupying a definite territory; especially: one that is sovereign" [emphasis theirs]. But it is clear that the states that were once near-independent bodies are now nowhere near sovereign.

And increasingly, as the Obama Administration turns the screws on states rights, the sovereign citizens are fighting back.

They understand, as did the founders, that the centralization of power was a bad idea. As Thomas Jefferson put it "The way to have good and safe government, is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent to."

Federalism, through the competition between states for taxpayers, gave citizens of the United States another mechanism to check their governments -- and that was with their feet. But, like other well-intended programs, it didn't take long for the federal government to encroach upon this vital principle.

One example of this is the legislation called the No Child Left Behind Act, which brought blankets of red tape into a sector of the government that had historically been reserved for the states. And the usurpacious Interstate Commerce Act has imposed myriad restriction upon the individual states tying funding to meeting dictates.

But, millions of Americans now decided that enough is enough, and Obama's health care and economic "reforms" have finally triggered a states right revolt. Thirty-seven states have proposed a resolution to exert their state as sovereign. And more are expected to follow.

The Governor of Texas, Rick Perry (R), has been one of the staunchest supporters of reinstitutionalizing state rights ever since legislation was proposed by the federal government to socialize health care. He stated, "that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state..." and suggested the possibility of secession.

In short, the current growth of government under the past two administrations has put the states in a situation where they must threaten to leave the union -- all because the federalism ideal has been forgotten.

While the founders argued that the states needed a central authority to defend themselves against a common enemy, they did not make the argument that the states should give up their sovereignty to achieve that. And, they never even remotely imagined that the "common enemy" would become the federal government itself.

But that is exactly what has happened.

Of course, the Obama Administration and Congress are showing no signs of stopping the fleecing of the American people. So, the states and the people have decided to stand up and take back their state sovereignty before their state citizenship, like private health insurance becomes, a thing of the past.

Soon, the "feds" may be faced with a dire choice: either return to the tenets of federalism or be prepared for today's "ragtag army" of rebels to echo the actions of the founders and "dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another."

Mr. Obama, meet Mr. Jefferson.

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By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept,
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare,
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare,
The shaft we raise to them and thee.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


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

Today, it would seem, the United States has seated as president a man who possess no value for the tenets of Natural Law; who sees no duty to maintain the beacon of freedom and liberty; and who purposely and deliberately turns a deaf ear to the cries for freedom from every corner of the Earth in deference to the will of the one-world philosophy of neo-Marxism.

Today, because of neglecting our constitutional duty to civic responsibility and governmental oversight, politics has replaced government and Marxist collectivist ideology has replaced the philosophies and belief systems of our Founding Fathers.

Today, we are told by the powers that be that if you believe in defending the United States Constitution, that if you believe in the sanctity of our Charters of Freedom, that if you believe in sovereignty and allegiance to our great nation, that the Department of Homeland Security considers you someone about whom they should be concerned.



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




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Various Tonwhalls God Bless the Patriots Against Socialized Medicine


Lawfully Armed Citizen Protesting Obama Outside Portsmouth Town Hall

Obama's Townhall, yes that one the phony one he cannot do anything honestly.

MSNBC is having an on air meltdown over a man their camera crew videotaped openly carrying a handgun at an anti-Obama protest in Portsmouth, New Hampshire this morning near where Barack Obama will be holding a town hall meeting later today.

MSNBC showed footage of the man with the gun openly holstered to his right leg. He was holding a large sign with words about the tree of liberty.

The Portsmouth police chief informed MSNBC the man was legally armed.

The man was reportedly standing with a group of protesters on the property of a church.





Sen. Cardin hears an earful on healthcare
HAGERSTOWN, MD. — Maryland residents and a lot of anger filled the Hagerstown Community College theater Wednesday afternoon for Sen. Ben Cardin’s third town hall on health reform.

Officials estimated up to 600 citizens, most of whom appeared to be opposed to healthcare reform, lined up outside the theater. Some audience members said they arrived as early as 8:30 a.m.



From Retro

""Well, I just returned home from the town hall in Hagerstown. Despite a number of cars in the parking lot which had DC tags and “Obama” bumper stickers, the crowd was generally hostile to the senator and his nefarious plans. The meeting was moderated by some shill for government health care and she was happy to let the socialist plants speak as much as they wanted. Nonetheless, about 75% of the speakers were decidedly interested in obtaining facts from the Senator, who of course had none to offer. Notably, a nice older couple sitting in front of me had their American flags confiscated by the campus police. They had plastic points on their 8” long wooden staffs, and apparently the police thought they could be used as weapons. Or perhaps they didn’t want any patriotic displays while we watched the leftists trample our Constitution.
Several speakers mentioned the Constitution to Cardin, who seemed to be amused by the mention of it. One young man asked about the philosophical underpinnings of health care (and government largesse in general), which I thought was a very intelligent question. Of course Cardin thinks he has free reign to do as he wishes, regardless of the first article and 9th and 10th amendments. Another citizen charged him with dereliction of duty, having ignored the Bill of Rights, but Cardin ignored that statement.
In all, Cardin’s attitude was “I’m going to vote for it, whatever it is, whether you want me to or not”. Quite arrogant. I appreciate it that he faced a hostile crowd, but as a representative of the people he is a complete farce. "






George Soros Pledges $5 Million To Bankroll Health Care Reform Push, Group Says

The Plum Line


In another sign of the urgency gripping the pro-health care reform camp, billionaire George Soros has pledged to sink $5 million into the fight, the group getting the money confirmed.

Soros — whose operation carefully guards the privacy of such donations — made the pledge to Health Care For America Now, the leading coalition of pro-reform groups, unions and providers, HCAN chief Richard Kirsch confirmed in an email that was forwarded to me.
Kirsch was asked by a prominent liberal blogger to comment for a post on Soros’ $5 million pledge, which the blogger had heard about. “Thanks for the heads up,” Kirsch emailed in reply. “HCAN is pleased to be supported by people and organizations who support our campaign to win quality, affordable health care for all.”
The blogger, who didn’t end up writing about the donation, passed the email along, and an HCAN spokesperson didn’t dispute the email or the figure when I asked about it.
The Soros pledge is noteworthy, because both sides will seize on it. The right will say it shows the real astroturfing is coming from the pro-reform side — billionaire bogeyman Soros is bankrolling this fight!
The left will cite the donation to demand that HCAN show real results. Some on the left, such as blogger Jane Hamsher, have been asking why heavily-bankrolled HCAN hasn’t been able to secure more commitments from Dem members of Congress to stand firm behind a public option.
HCAN officials regularly appear at a big weekly meeting of progressive groups — the one where Rahm Emanuel famously demanded last week that groups stop attacking other Dems. The question is whether HCAN will heed Rahm’s command and refrain from pressuring Dems to stand up for core reform principles. If so, the question becomes, What are you using all this money for?




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Wild Thing's comment.....

I am so proud of our side, we get called names and other horrible things, but we keep speaking out and know the more we keep on and not give up it bothers the left even more. heh heh


They have no clue that our speaking out and I hope we can stop this monster bill it will be something better for them too. deep sigh



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Will Americans follow orders to take flu shots? (H1N1.. 'swine flu' vaccine)



Avian flu viruses like this one have raised worries in the past similar to those being raised by this year's swine flu



Will Americans follow orders to take flu shots?

Alarmist language sparking fears of mandatory vaccinations, quarantines

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By Bob Unruh

Alarmist language over possible outbreaks of swine flu as well as a series of moves by the federal government are fueling fears federal agents will soon be forcing citizens to be vaccinated – prompting one political party to launch a pre-emptive defense against any such effort.

The Constitution Party, a fast-growing alternative to the dominant Democratic and Republican parties in many elections, has come out strongly in opposition to any "mandatory injections" of " potential toxic (H1N1) 'swine flu' vaccine."

Citing the Fourth Amendment, which says, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons … shall not be violated," Constitution Party National Committee Chairman Jim Clymer said the issue isn't that complex.
"It comes down to the most fundamental of all freedoms. If government can force potentially dangerous substances into our bodies what, then, can't government do to us?" he said.
"Whether mandated by the federal government, the individual states such as Massachusetts or international organizations like the World Health Organization or the United Nations, forcing potentially dangerous chemicals on a free people is tyranny," Clymer said.

The Constitution Party cited the research of Bill Sardi, who noted the "cozy relationship" where the WHO "prematurely" declares a pandemic, forcing dozens of governments to buy flu vaccines. Then, he wrote, public health authorities invoke mandatory vaccination programs for children.

The enriched vaccine makers then "funnel profits back to the politicians."

The party noted the alarmist behavior on the part of the U.S. Departments of Health and Homeland Security, which earlier this year when "several people" were "diagnosed" with swine flu, declared a national public health emergency.

When that was declared in April, schools were closed, people quarantined and pharmaceutical companies awarded billion dollar contracts, the party explained.

Condemnation also has come from Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who cited the swine flu vaccination program in 1976. The effort killed more than two dozen people – not from the flu but from the vaccine.

Paul said he was concerned that "nearly $8 billion will be spent to address a 'potential pandemic flu' which could result in mandatory vaccinations for no discernable reason other than to enrich the pharmaceutical companies that make the vaccine."
Clymer also expressed concern about turning over decisions inside the United States to an international organization like the WHO. Adding other pieces to the puzzle, such as the Pentagon's involvement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, just adds to his worries, he said.

According to a Fox report, the Pentagon is planning to make available military troops – if they are needed – to help FEMA respond to a flu outbreak.

The report said Defense Secretary Robert Gates is preparing to sign an order letting the military set up regional teams to help FEMA.

"Americans should be gravely concerned when all the pieces are put together," Clymer said. "We have a strain of flu which has produced mild symptoms so far, and yet it appears there's a well-orchestrated world-wide effort to put draconian measures in place for a 'pandemic.'"

Clymer also cited the WHO recommendations that would provide, essentially, for an indefinite stay in a quarantine camp for those who refuse a vaccination. He said the procedures that follow a "Level 6 Pandemic" allow international precedent to override U.S. constitutional guarantees of freedom.

The party statement said, "All liberty-loving Americans should shudder at the WHO directives which state: 'During a pandemic, it may be necessary to overrule existing legislation or (individual) human rights. Examples are the enforcement of quarantine (overruling individual freedom of movement), use of privately owned buildings for hospitals, off-license use of drugs, compulsory vaccination or implementation of emergency shifts in essential services."
No such extraordinary efforts are needed, the Constitution Party said, because according to the Centers for Disease Control, "the fear mongering regarding this flu is not warranted by forensic evidence that H1N1 is the potentially devastating plague the hyperbole purports it to be."

According to the Fox report, the bird flu frenzy during 2005 prompted the Bush administration to add influenza to the government's list of diseases for which quarantines are allowed, creating a path through which people who exhibit symptoms could be detained by government order.

Governors, however, according to a report from The Hill, are objecting to the potential involvement of the feds.

Gov. Jim Douglas, R-Vermont, head of the National Governors Association, and Vice Chairman Gov. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., wrote, "We are concerned that the legislative proposal … would invite confusion on critical command and control issues, complicate interagency planning, establish stove-piped response efforts, and interfere with governors’ constitutional responsibilities to ensure the safety and security of their citizens," Douglas and Manchin wrote to Paul Stockton, assistant secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America's Security Affairs.
And the Fox report said even a spokesman for the Defense Department acknowledged the concerns "about civil liberties and the use of force."
Attorney Robert L. Shannon told the network the military generally isn't allowed to intervene in peoples' lives, "But it's important to remember that the president has the option and authority to use federal troops in a national emergency."

An ACLU spokesman told Fox that the idea of forced vaccinations or detentions would raise constitutional questions, and Michel Chossudovsky, writing on the Global Research website, said the implications are "far-reaching."

"The decision points toward the establishment of a police state," he said.


Meanwhile, the Associated Press is reporting that Americans in eight cities are preparing to take a swine flu vaccine that still is in the testing stages, in manufacturers' hopes that the vaccine will be on the market soon.


This is a snipet from an article HERE


The following is an incomplete (but significant) list of vaccine ingredients: GlaxoSmithKline Plc based in London Vaccine Ingredients: Aluminum adjuvant: an aluminum-containing compound. It releases the antigen [an active substance that is capable of generating an enhanced immune response from the body, and then reacting with the products from that response], causing strong, enhanced antibody response what Dr. Mercola calls a "turbo-charge" to the body's immune system. It has been linked to Gulf War Syndrome that has caused tremendous permanent damage to thousands of military.(7) Aluminum is a known cause of cognitive dysfunction.

AS03: The company's proprietary squalene adjuvant. (See: squalene below)

Daronrix: Glaxo's H5N1 bird flu vaccine:

Disodium phosphate: a white powder, water-soluble salt. It is used as an anti-caking additive in powdered products. This inorganic chemical is also used as a fungicide and microbiocide.

Formaldehyde: a known carcinogen and reproductive or developmental toxicant. Interestingly, according to PANNA, in 2007, California used 30,328 pounds of this carcinogen, as a microbiocide [a drug or other agent that can kill microbes] on the top 50 crops grown in the state.(8)

Octoxynol 10: (Also known as Triton X-100) A detergent, emulsifier, wetting and defoaming agent. [Octoxynol-9 is a spermatocide.] It can alter metabolic activity, damage membranes, and cause a rapid decline in cell function.

Polysorbate 80: Also known as Tween 80. It is used as an emulsifier in cosmetics, and is one of the ingredients in Gardasil, the cervical cancer vaccine that is being mandated promoted for teen-age girls. This ingredient is known to cause infertility, grand mal convulsions, spontaneous abortions, and life-threatening anaphylactic shock. So far, 28 Gardasil deaths have been reported.

Sodium Chloride: Refined table salt. Salt is a naturally occurring complex mineral that balances the water inside and outside our cells. Refined salt, sodium chloride, is chemically treated and contains many other hidden chemicals that destroy natural salt's healing abilities. The body can get most of its daily requirement by eating a well-balanced, organic diet --eliminating processed foods. A good source is untreated, natural sea salt.

Squalene: A natural oil found in sharks (mostly found in their livers) and humans. The American Journal of Pathology (2000) reported that rats injected with squalene triggered "chronic, immune-mediated joint-specific inflammation," i.e., rheumatoid arthritis. How will this affect people who already have an immune inflammation, or will it cause untold new cases (lupus, chronic fatigue)? Squalene is being added to all new vaccines. It is linked to the thousands of military who have contracted "Gulf War Syndrome" and have suffered irreparable auto-immune damage, including lupis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis.(9)

Thimersol: (MERCURY). Put in all multiple doses of vaccines. Any amount of mercury is highly toxic. There is no safe level. This is has been repeatedly linked to the increasing rates of autism, multiple sclerosis, and ADD.(10)


A little more on The Effects of Squalene Adjuvant

Oil-based vaccination adjuvants like squalene have been proved to generate concentrated, unremitting immune responses over long periods of time according to a 2000 article in The American Journal of Pathology. The study demonstrated that a single injection of the adjuvant squalene into rats triggered a chronic, immune-mediated joint-specific inflammation, also known as rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers concluded the study raised questions about the role of adjuvants in chronic inflammatory diseases.


Your immune system recognizes squalene as an oil molecule native to your body. It is found throughout your nervous system and brain. In fact, you can consume squalene in olive oil and not only will your immune system recognize it, you will also reap the benefits of its antioxidant properties.

The difference between "good" and a "bad" squalene is the route by which it enters your body. Injection is an abnormal route of entry which incites your immune system to attack all the squalene in your body, not just the vaccine adjuvant.

Your immune system will attempt to destroy the molecule wherever it finds it, including in places where it occurs naturally, and where it is vital to the health of your nervous system, according to award-winning investigative journalist Gary Matsumoto, who explains there is a "close match between the squalene-induced diseases in animals and those observed in humans injected with this oil: rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus."

So squalene which causes your body to attack parts of your nervous system.


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

I think it is important we know what we are putting into our bodies. Over the years Nicholas has always gotten a flu shot and I think I have only done it 5 times in the last 25 years.

So right now I have no idea what I will do. I do know I don't like the stuff that it says are the ingredients, that scares 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 06:45 AM | Comments (10)


Obama Liberals Lobby to Remove Words from Textbooks—No More 'Elderly', 'Senior Citizens'




Wild Thing's comment......

Just some more stupid changes from the land of OZ ........ make that the land of liberals trying to lower the IQ of our nation.


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


Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN) Called Those Who Disagree With Obamacare "political terrorists"


Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN) who called the protesters who disagree with Obamacare "political terrorists"


GOP demanding apology from Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN)

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana Congressman Baron Hill is on the hot seat in the health care reform debate.

Hill is a leader of the so-called Blue Dog Democrats, Moderates and Conservatives who recently won a health care compromise.

But, his criticism of health care opponents has Republicans demanding an apology.

Hill traveled outside his southern Indiana district to address the Indianapolis Rotary Club Tuesday where he made no effort to avoid controversy, criticizing the health care reform opponents who disrupt town hall meetings.

"They have only one purpose in mind and that's to blow up the meetings that are being held and that serves no one, ladies and gentlemen," said Hill.

Hill recently called them political terrorists, a term he avoided in his speech but not in a 24-Hour News 8 interview.

"If you just want to blow up a meeting that's a political terrorist," said Hill.



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

On and on the demonization of American citizens by the Democrats continues. They can't respond with
intelligent answers so they just call out names that don't even fit.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (5)


August 12, 2009

OMG Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Talks On Phone at Townhall While Being Asked Questions



The arrogance and indifference on Congress on tape. Democrat Shelia Jackson Lee talking on her phone while a cancer survivor asks a question about Obamacare




Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee talks on the phone as a woman asks a question at a town hall event




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

Unfortunately this witch resides in a very liberal Black district that will continue to send her *ss back to DC....UGH


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:34 PM | Comments (13)


Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Polll 52% disapprove, highest yet





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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 31% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-six percent (36%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5 (see trends).

So far in August, the President’s Approval Index rating has ranged from -4 to -9. That’s an improvement from the last week in July when his ratings ranged from -8 to -12.

The approval rating is 48%; DISapproval is at 52%.



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

Overall approval at 48%, his lowest number yet, but still it should be even lower then that.


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:30 PM | Comments (6)


SEIU Whines About “Threatening” Phone Call


Violent threats target SEIU over health care town halls




SEIU Whines About “Threatening” Phone Call

On August 7th, SEIU received a "threatening" phone call, telling the organization that we "are going to come up against the Second Amendment." LOL


from Daily KOS

Phone call"

Hello, my name is Diana and I'm calling from Oregon.

I just wanted to let the SEIU know that America is watching the thug tactics that you folks are using at health care meetings and various other public places, and the absolutely thuggish violent tactics that your group is using.

I suggest you tell your people to calm down, act like American citizens and stop trying to repress people's First Amendment rights. That, or you all are gonna' come up against the Second Amendment.

Stop the violence.

SEIU website

Democrat Socialist




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

SEIU, has no room to speak about threats, that is THEIR thing, so they better get over their whine very fast.


Chris Matthews and Geraldo both have said that anyone that is against Obamacare is a rascist. Oh really? So that is the only comeback they can have? Those two should have a show together, they deserve each other.

Somlething you have got to see.....LOL I never saw anything like this before. OMG you have got to see this one too.

CLICK Link!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmb7pzYEOgM




......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 06:55 AM | Comments (17)


Dirty Secret No. 1 in Obamacare by Chuck Norris




Dirty Secret No. 1 in Obamacare

Townhall

by Chuck Norris

Health care reforms are turning into health care revolts. Americans are turning up the heat on congressmen in town hall meetings across the U.S.

While watching these political hot August nights, I decided to research the reasons so many are opposed to Obamacare to separate the facts from the fantasy. What I discovered is that there are indeed dirty little secrets buried deep within the 1,000-plus page health care bill.

Dirty secret No. 1 in Obamacare is about the government's coming into homes and usurping parental rights over child care and development.

It's outlined in sections 440 and 1904 of the House bill (Page 838), under the heading "home visitation programs for families with young children and families expecting children." The programs (provided via grants to states) would educate parents on child behavior and parenting skills.

The bill says that the government agents, "well-trained and competent staff," would "provide parents with knowledge of age-appropriate child development in cognitive, language, social, emotional, and motor domains ... modeling, consulting, and coaching on parenting practices," and "skills to interact with their child to enhance age-appropriate development."

Are you kidding me?! With whose parental principles and values? Their own? Certain experts'? From what field and theory of childhood development? As if there are one-size-fits-all parenting techniques! Do we really believe they would contextualize and personalize every form of parenting in their education, or would they merely universally indoctrinate with their own?

Are we to assume the state's mediators would understand every parent's social or religious core values on parenting? Or would they teach some secular-progressive and religiously neutered version of parental values and wisdom? And if they were to consult and coach those who expect babies, would they ever decide circumstances to be not beneficial for the children and encourage abortions?

One government rebuttal is that this program would be "voluntary." Is that right? Does that imply that this agency would just sit back passively until some parent needing parenting skills said, "I don't think I'll call my parents, priest or friends or read a plethora of books, but I'll go down to the local government offices"?

To the contrary, the bill points to specific targeted groups and problems, on Page 840: The state "shall identify and prioritize serving communities that are in high need of such services, especially communities with a high proportion of low-income families."

Are we further to conclude by those words that low-income families know less about parenting? Are middle- and upper-class parents really better parents? Less neglectful of their children? Less needful of parental help and training? Is this "prioritized" training not a biased, discriminatory and even prejudicial stereotype and generalization that has no place in federal government, law or practice?

Bottom line: Is all this what you want or expect in a universal health care bill being rushed through Congress? Do you want government agents coming into your home and telling you how to parent your children? When did government health care turn into government child care?

Government needs less of a role in running our children's lives and more of a role in supporting parents' decisions for their children. Children belong to their parents, not the government. And the parents ought to have the right -- and government support -- to parent them without the fed's mandates, education or intervention in our homes.

Kids are very important to my wife, Gena, and me. That's why we've spent the past 17 years developing our nonprofit KICKSTART program in public schools in Texas. It builds up their self-esteem and teaches them respect and discipline. Of course, whether or not they participate in the program is their and their parents' choice.

How contrary is Obamacare's home intrusion and indoctrination family services, in which state agents prioritize houses to enter and enforce their universal values and principles upon the hearts and minds of families across America?

Government's real motives and rationale are quite simple, though rarely, if ever, stated. If one wants to control the future ebbs and flows of a country, one must have command over future generations. That is done by seizing parental and educational power, legislating preferred educational methods and materials, and limiting private educational options. It is so simple that any socialist can understand it. As Josef Stalin once stated, "Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed."

Before so-called universal health care turns into universal hell care, write or call your representative today and protest his voting Obamacare into law. Remind him that what is needed in Washington is a truly bipartisan group that is allowed an ample amount of time to work on a compromise health care law that wouldn't raise taxes (for anyone), regulate personal medical choices, ration health care or restrict American citizens.




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Wild Thing's comment......

Total control means total control! The left wing Democrats want them schooled in left wing dictatorial indoctrination.

This proves once again this bill has very little to do with health care.



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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (14)


New Words That Are Banned From Text Books


The New Words That Are Banned From Text Books




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An eye-opening book titled The Language Police lists about 500 words that are banned from school textbooks. Some are amusing, some stupid (probably a banned word), and some are chilling. Here is a very partial list of banned words:


Founding Fathers—Banned as sexist. Replace with Founders or Framers.

Caveman—Banned as sexist, replace with cave dweller.

Disadvantaged—Banned, replace with reference to the resources or rights that are absent in an individual’s life circumstances.

Courageous—Banned as patronizing when referring to persons with disabilities.

Lunatic—Banned as offensive, replace with person with a psychiatric illness.

Soda—Banned for regional bias, replace with Coke, Pepsi.

Teenager—Banned, replace with adolescent.




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Wild Thing's comment......

This is crazy and there is no way I will follow this. How are kdis supposed to grow up normal today, with all this fear of using the wron word and PC taking over so completely. God bless these kids that have to put up with this insanity.

This blog Theodore's World is still PC Free Zone and it always will be.




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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 06:49 AM | Comments (18)


Who Wrote H.R. 3200?




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I think we have the right to know the NAMES of the people who came up with this bill. Who are they, specifically? It’s obvious that our own representatives didn’t write the bill because they don’t know what’s in it! What kind of neo-Nazis came up with this idea among the dozens and dozens of others, all designed with total control in mind??

Here is what is says at the beginning of the Bill:

Mr. DINGELL (for himself, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Mr. STARK, Mr. PALLONE, and Mr. ANDREWS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

So who knows who wrote it, who wrote what parts, what corporations were involved in the writing - This is a real question, I cannot find the answers. Does anyone know? Or do we need to file a freedom of information act.

Here is some more information:

Amendments to the bill are listed by number and name/representative at the link. (scroll down).

The America’s Affordable Health Choices Act (H.R. 3200), developed jointly by the Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor Committees.

Chairman Miller Statement at Committee Mark-Up of H.R. 3200,
the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

HERE IS ONE, PLEASE CLICK

U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA),
the chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, for a committee mark-up of H.R.
3200, the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.

AND HERE IS A SECOND ONE...PLEASE CLICK


OK now there is this...this is a huge article so I took notes on it. I have the links below you can click on to read the whole thing.

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are officially on break; however, this is a working summer for legislators. That includes Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, and Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, who both represent the Lake Travis area.

Smith, Doggett agree to disagree on H.R. 3200

Lake View Travis View

August 7th, 2009

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, worked on some portions of the bill and advocates its passage. “There is no doubt that there is room for improvement,” Doggett told the Lake Travis View. “While I was personally involved in writing some of it, it wasn’t written as I would have done it, where I writing it myself. But I still think it merits approval.”
Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. “It’s inexcusable. It’s a system we have in place that we have to stop.”
Windell Potter, a former insurance executive-turned whistleblower, has detailed some of the industries tactics to Congress, as well opinion pieces and in an interview with PBS’s Bill Moyers. Included in his revelations was an alleged insurance industry campaign developed against Michael Moore’s “mockumentary” “Sicko.”


One of the key criticisms of H.R. 3200 is that if falls well short of the quality health care provided to members of Congress. However, health care reform advocates generally believe the bill, if passed, is necessary and could be amended over time as faults surface.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio believes the President is moving too fast and that H.R. 3200 is one more aspect of the Administration’s attempt to place much of the U.S. economy under government control.

“I am not really convinced this bill will pass a House vote once Americans have a chance to review it and understand what it actually is,” Smith told the Lake Travis View. “And despite what the Administration says, it essentially is European-styled health care. I think the Administration will have serious problems getting it passed. I just completed an open town meeting on health care and in the course of it, about 83 percent of my constituents opposed the bill and our polling was totally random.”

Smith is predicting that even moderate Democrats are going to meet stiff opposition to the bill as they present the plan to their constituents.

“If they are true moderate Democrats - not just moderate at home and liberal in Washington, D.C., along with most Republicans, I can’t help but believe there will be a backlash from the public,” Smith said. “There are so many flaws in the bill that I think the public will end up letting their representatives know their true feelings about it — which I think will be largely negative.”
Smith said he believes H.R. 3200 will fail because it is “a bad bill from top to bottom.”
“It goes the wrong direction as far as the cost goes,” he said. “It goes the wrong direction on government interference goes — at least in my judgment. We are seeing that about 80 percent of the American people are happy with their health coverage that they have now. Why do we want to change that for the 80 percent that are happy just to cover the 10 million people who need it?
“Frankly, they [the Obama Administration] are looking for an excuse to continue its attempt to take over much of the private sector,” Smith continued. “The government now owns and runs the largest automobile manufacturer in the nation, the largest bank, the largest insurer, the financial institutions, and now they want to make it inevitable that they will run the largest health care system.”
Smith maintained that government has not proven to be very efficient at managing traditionally private sector enterprises.


“The government is not exactly known for avoiding waste, fraud and abuse — and I don’t believe the American people want the government to be making decisions about what medical procedures they can and cannot have,” Smith said. “This is particularly true for those who are older.”

One phrase that consistently pops up throughout H.R. 3200 is “comparative effectiveness,” which Smith incorrectly called “competitive effectiveness.”
“The ‘cover’ has now been blown on that,” Smith said of the phrase. “Competitive effectiveness is a nice phrase for health care rationing. The Administration has all but admitted it. Every time the president has been asked about it, he has dodged the question. But what it means is that this country would do exactly what is done in European countries in their health care delivery systems. When people get older [in European nations with nationalized health care], they [the government] literally finds out what the cost of the procedure is, divide the number by the years you are likely to live, and then the government officials and commissions decide whether or not to allow you to have the procedure under their health care scheme.”

That, Smith said, would undermine the original intention of Medicare and Medicaid — current government systems that he believes are flawed — but less expensive than H.R. 3200 would prove to be, if made law.

“In some instances, Medicare and Medicaid work,” Smith said. “But to fix the problems with those systems, you can do one of two things: Provide more aid or provide more incentives to offer private health care coverage.”

According to the Administration, the proposed health care plan would not put the insurance industry out of business; however, Smith sees that as a smoke screen.

“Under this bill, which has passed through the committees, if you have private health care and you give it up — whether you change jobs or whatever — you don’t have an option to get private health care again. You have to buy the government health care plan.”
While Smith adamantly opposes H.R. 3200, he does believe there is a need for health care reform. Smith said the existing problems health care could be fixed with a few simple rules and at a much lower cost to the American taxpayer
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“I think there are four components that must be included in any health care reform,” Smith said. “First, individuals should be able to choose their own doctors. Two: We should cover the 10 million people who cannot afford insurance. Third: We need to reduce the overall cost of health care — which is two to three times the rate of inflation. I think that is best achieved by increasing the competition between health insurance companies, particularly by allowing them to compete nationwide. And finally, I do not condone any kind of health care rationing, nor would I want health care decisions being made by government employees.”


From Smith’s perspective, the Administration’s estimate that more than 47 million Americans are uninsured is simply untrue.

“They have built their premise on a house of cards,” Smith said. “Their estimates that there are 47 million uninsured is wildly inaccurate. It is used as their excuse for a government takeover of health care. That number is totally fraudulent. If you subtract the 14 million people who are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, but are simply not signed up for it, along with those who can afford health care insurance but simply choose not to use it; and subtract those who are without health insurance for less than two months; and subtract the illegal immigrants that should not even be eligible for it — you get to a number of about 10 million people. Some say it is as low as six or million.”

Smith said the primary problem with H.R. 3200 is that it is too expensive.


“For a fraction of the money the Administration proposes to spend, you could give everyone in America ‘gold plated insurance,’” Smith said. “But we do need to address the concerns of the uninsured, either through tax credits or some other type of subsidy.”

When asked why does Smith perceive the current bill as being too expensive, he said it attempts to make insurance a “one size fits all” choice.

“There are numerous components of the proposed health care plan that many Americans may not want,” Smith said. “It would force small businesses to carry a very expensive form of health care. And in truth, the bill may well be covering 10 million illegal immigrants, and from what we [House Republicans and other opponents] cans see, that is exactly what they plan to do, despite the Administration’s claims to the contrary.”


Part 3 is mostly about what Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin had to say.

Notes from Part 4

What the CBO says
Smith is correct concerning the CBO’s assessment of H.R. 3200’s potential impact on the national deficit; however, the observations only concern some aspects of the bill, but do not include a comprehensive analysis.

According to CBO Director Doug Elmendorf, who was appointed last January to the non-partisan oversight committee, H.R. 3200 is all but certain to cause the deficit to swell, despite claims by the Obama Administration to the contrary.

Please go to Part 4 to read more on the CBO.

The same with Part 5 .....How medical associations see it

I apologize for the extreme length of this post, but I have been so curious about who wrote it and even all of this information is not enough. We still don't know who added what and who is responsible for each part in the bill.
Maybe we never will know, but we certainly have the right to know!

Thank you for reading this ~ Wild Thing


President Ronald Reagan said, “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (11)


Linda Douglass Admits the White House is Breaking the Law





"...There is no list being compiled...the information is not being retained..the sources are not being tracked..."

Federal Law requires the White House to save and archive all of its communications.

The White House cannot delete communications, nor keep information about citizens exercising their free speech rights.

Linda Douglass admits the White House is Breaking the law.




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

Where is the ACLU in all of this? From FOX News......

The ACLU said in a statement to FOXNews.com that the White House blog is a "bad idea that could send a troublesome message." But the organization added, "While it is unclear at this point what the government is doing with the information it is collecting, critics of the administration's health care proposal should not fear that their names will end up in some government database that could be used to chill their right to free speech."

Of course the Obama will get away with whatever he does .


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (5)


Obama a Disgrace...He Busses in Plants To His Townhall



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Please CLICK HERE to see Video at NH 9 news

New Hampshire 9 video of Obama supporters getting off greyhound size bus with their signs, and they accused the protesters (who waited out there 5-6 hours) of being organized, besides the set up phony questions about "mean signs" + the standing ovation from nearly every crown member.


"I Don't Want People To Think We Got A Bunch Of Plants In Here"...Obama.

He is a total liar!!


Little girl's set up question, Obama plays the game well acting like this isn't pre-screened Little Girl Who Saw 'Mean Signs' at Obama Town Hall Planted... Mother's an Obama Donor/Campaigner.

Young Julia's mother(seated on Julia's left) has been identified as "Kathleen Manning Hall" of Malden Massachusetts, and was a coordinator of the "Massachusetts Women for Obama" campaign during the '08 election. She had previously met First Lady Michelle Obama, the Obama daughters Sasha and Malia, and Vice President Joe Biden while taking part in Obama's presidential campaign.

Eleven-year-old Julia Hall asked: "How do kids know what is true, and why do people want a new system that can -- that help more of us?''

The question opened the door for the president to respond to what he called an "underlying fear'' among the public "that people somehow won't get the care they need.''


H/T hot air pundit

Here's the Facebook page of that mother of little girl who asked Obama the first question...And this person is...An Obama supporter, who had previously met Barack and Michelle and who worked for the Massachusetts Women for Obama during the 2008 campaign



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

At the end of his Townhall meeting he received a standing ovation and applause. Good freaking grief!!!


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In Country Afghanistan With Our Troops




Insurgents Caught Planting Explosives

Helicopter gun camera video footage released today shows the deliberate steps International Security Assistance Force personnel took when countering the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) placed by two insurgents Aug. 5 along a road in southern Zabul province, Afghanistan. Scenes include an Attack Weapons Team of helicopters assigned to the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade of Task Force Pegasus observing and engaging two insurgents emplacing an IED, destroying them and eliminating the threat.


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Patience Needed to Beat Taliban, McChrystal Says


The Taliban will not win the war in Afghanistan, the commander of NATO and U.S. forces there said in Kabul today.

"We will win. The Taliban won't win," Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal said during an interview on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition."

Still, he acknowledged, the struggle against the Taliban and their al-Qaida allies will be long and hard, with good and bad days, good and bad months, and the tragedy of civilian and coalition casualties.

The International Security Assistance Force is facing an aggressive enemy, NATO officials in Kabul said. The Taliban are employing complex tactics, and are gaining momentum in some parts of Afghanistan. "However, in those areas and others, insurgents face their own problems in terms of public support, cohesiveness and their ability to sustain their morale and fighting capacity," said Air Force Lt. Col. Tadd Sholtis, an ISAF spokesman.

The insurgents have achieved some momentum in recent years in southern and eastern Afghanistan. But recent ISAF operations in Helmand province have reversed some of these gains, officials said. Northern and western Afghanistan and the area around the capital of Kabul are relatively stable, he added.
"The fact that we've witnessed recent attacks in those areas underscores the fact that we cannot adopt a static approach to counterinsurgency operations against an adaptive enemy," Sholtis said. "We need to partner with the Afghan government to reinforce success in the areas we hold in order to build lasting foundations for stability. But we also need to be able to help the developing Afghan national security forces establish control of contested areas."
Patience is needed, as the effort in Afghanistan will take years, and one key to it is growing the Afghan security forces, McChrystal said. "This is a job that takes not only resolve, it takes patience and courage – it takes military and political courage to do this," he said.
The effort in Afghanistan will not be won by military force alone, and certainly won't be over by taking an enemy capital, the general noted. "You are actually fighting to convince people to support their government," he explained.
Afghan forces are key to the effort. Commanders in Regional Command South, an area of intense effort against the Taliban, want more Afghan soldiers. American, British and Danish forces are fighting alongside Afghan soldiers and believe they are doing well, McChrystal said.
The general also told NPR that he will delay the strategic assessment he's conducting for Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates until after Afghanistan's Aug. 20 national election. "I asked to delay that so that I'd be informed of what happened in the elections, because I thought it was such a data point," he said. "My overall read of the situation here would be much better if I could have that in the rear view mirror to look at."
McChrystal also said he will look at areas where insurgents are setting up, or attempting to set up, shadow governments. Other "data points" include levels of violence, the growth of Afghan security forces, support for governance, the number of children in school, commerce and so on. "It's extraordinarily complex to try to put together a clear picture," the general said.



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

I wish with all my heart that our troops could have a different CIC.



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Sean Hannity’s Freedom Concert in Dallas, Texas with Billy Ray Cyrus



This video from the Freedom Concert in Dallas last week. Billy Ray Cyrus singing "Some Gave All" to 2 wounded warriors on stage.


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Wild Thing's comment......

I have been to two of these concerts and they are more then worth it. All proceeds go the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund… this fund gives scholarships to the children of veterans who were killed or permanently disabled while serving in active duty military. The Founder and Honorary Chairman is LtCol Oliver L. North, USMC (Ret.)


Let freedom ring… God bless our troops and God bless America!


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August 11, 2009

Sen Arlen Specter in Lebanon PA. TownHall Meeting Aug 11, 2009



Specter: I don't have a requirement to be here



Sen. Arlen Specter talks about "our social compact" allowing for socialism in Lebanon Pa




Specter at Lebanon Town Hall: I don't have to be here



Specter challenged on abortion

Arlen Specter got the chance to answer a similar question except he faced a person who had the bill in hand. "Don't worry, if you don't want an abortion you won't have to pay." Convinced?

Sen Arlen Specter offers up some double talk on whether the health care plan will require tax payers to pay for abortion .


Specter challenged by constituent stay away from health care

Two money lines in this one. At the two minute mark he's asked about public input on any bill and he says ... I'll be back in a year. Then at 2:34 when he's asked about HR 3400 (The Republican plan) he says he doesn't know about it. It's followed by a young woman who speaks up.





Specter Supports Single Payer Socialism


Leave Us Alone!

A man implores of Sen. Arlen Specter to "Leave Us Alone" during a town hall meeting in Lebanon PA.



A man tells Sen. Arlen Specter to "Take that to Nancy Pelosi" .



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From Mark :


Just came back from a Townhall meeting with Artless Spectre. Waited in line for 87 minutes, asphalt all over the place, 91 degrees, people older than me passing out, ambulance called, she's ok heat prostration( guess she didn't take her salt tablets)the line stretched for 3 blocks at the Bucknell campus. Across from the tiny Auditorium is the Bucknell Football field, nobody there, perfect spot for the damn Townhall meeting...No that's too easy. Finally, the line starts moving, after 30 minutes we get to within 100 yards of the door...they close the door and re route everybody to an auditorium with a television.

We decided to go to Perkins for dinner. Met a few people who actually made it to the aud. They numbered about 30 people the rest of the seats were taken with SEIU dumbasses, saw a couple SEIU roaming without a clue earlier. The people we ran into at Perkiins, said 'they' were not allowed to ask questions so they left. Cards were passed out only those people could ask a question.

The purpose according to these eye witnesses, was for Spector to give the DNC talking points. In one instance he told one person he didn't know but he would have to read that page. According to Spector, earlier, there was no Senate Bill. How do you read somethihng that doesn't exist.

Then there was the lady behind us in line. Who couldn't wait for the Single payer plan. I said you actually want this crap, Oh yes, she said, I can't get insurance. She had some malady but was perfectly healthy and couldn't seem to get insurance and afterall its so expensive. I said, so its all right for the rest of us to pay for it that would make you happy. At that point I turned around and tried to ignore her. but she kept at it. She kept saying she was perfectly healthy but couldn't get insurance. Come to find out she worked for the same Hospital my wifes does. She retired at 61 and refused to pick up the coverage when she left. Finally I said, " it really sucks to be You". At that point my wife hit me and I shut up.

The whole purpose of these Townhall meetings is purely political just get out the talking points to tell you what a deal I have for you. Shoot, these shysters couldn't make a good used car salesman.

They are not give and take they are one sided and they don't want to hear what you have to say and their mind is made up. So much for listening to your constituents. The only time they need us is to vote for them...well screw that I vote for anybody that is running against these idiots.




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

Thank you Mark for your write up.

When you did your comment in another post about it, I was working on gathering the videos from Specter, so this is great to have your experience what happened to add to it.

I agree it is all about power and control over we the people and very political. I would love to hear just one politician say....after hearing all of your comments and the knowledge of how we are finding the majority of people feel about this bill I plan on voting NO and you can count on it. Well I know that is a dream but it would be soooo wonderful.



....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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Hillary in Congo "Hillary Clinton: I'm Secretary of State, Not Bill " ~ Bill in Las Vegas






Hillary Clinton: I'm Secretary of State, Not Bill

FOX News

Perturbed by a question about her husband's thinking, the secretary of state said she's not visiting the Congo to channel the former president.


KINSHASA, Congo -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's temper flared on Monday when a Congolese university student asked her for her husband's thinking on an international financial matter.

A week after former President Bill Clinton traveled to North Korea to secure the release of two detained American journalists and stole the limelight from the start of his wife's first trip to Africa, Clinton was clearly displeased by the question at town hall forum in Kinshasa.

You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?" she replied incredulously when the male student asked her what "Mr. Clinton" thought of World Bank concerns about a multi-billion-dollar Chinese loan offer to the Congo.
"My husband is not secretary of state, I am," an obviously annoyed Clinton said sharply. "If you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I am not going to be channeling my husband."

The question was left unanswered as the moderator of the event quickly moved on.



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


Bwaaaahahahahahahahaa

LMAO oh my gosh, this is a a classic Hillary. Look out Bill I don't think she liked all the attention you got going to N. Korea.

Whew she sure does have a temper. Adn what the heck is she doing she is sitting all slumped in her chair like that. It looks odd to do that at an event no matter what the thing is about.

Oh wait look what as at Drudge. Bill Clinton 63rd birthday bash. Well he doesn't have to be concerned with Obama carre but mabe Hillary care might not be too healthy.

Bill Clinton Celebrates His 63rd in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – No one can say former President Bill Clinton doesn’t know how to throw a birthday party for former President Bill Clinton.

Mr. Clinton is in Las Vegas on Monday as one of the marquee speakers at the National Clean Energy Summit, put together by Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate majority leader. The event has drawn a pretty impressive turn-out, from former Vice President Al Gore to the wealthy oilman T. Boone Pickens.

But it became clear that something else was afoot in this sweltering desert city when some of Mr. Clinton’s friends – the kind who would appear not to have a particular interest or expertise in the kind of summit Mr. Reid has arranged – were spotted on the Vegas strip.

Turns out Mr. Clinton decided to celebrate his 63rd birthday with a dinner at one of this city’s hottest – and most pricey – restaurants: Craftsteak at the MGM Grand hotel. How pricey? The 8-ounce wagyu New York strip steak goes for $240. (Potatoes and other sides are extra.)

Among those who are on the list:

Terry McAuliffe, the former leader of the Democratic National Committee who is Mr. Clinton’s long-time friend and golfing buddy
Paul Begala, a senior adviser from his 1992 presidential campaign
John D. Podesta, a former White House chief of staff under Mr. Clinton
Haim Saban, a friend, Hollywood executive and significant financial contributor to Mr. Clinton and his efforts
Steve Bing, the Hollywood media mogul who has become one of Mr. Clinton’s best friends and regularly lends him his private jet. (Most recently, Mr. Clinton used the jet for his trip to North Korea, where he helped negotiate the release of two American journalists who worked for Mr. Gore.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, the secretary of state, is in The Congo, as part of her trip to Africa, and thus will miss the celebration. No worries. Mr. Clinton might be celebrating on the strip on Monday, but his actual birthday is not until Aug. 19.


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CIC Obama Calling it War on Al-Queda Now Facing Taliban Terrorism on Rise


US Commander: Taliban Winning in Afghanistan, Terrorism on Rise ........FOX News



U.S. soldiers from the 5th Stryker Brigade take position next to Sari Ghundi village as they patrol near the Pakistani border in Afghanistan.



Taliban Now Winning

U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Warns of Rising Casualties


The Wall Street Journal


The Taliban have gained the upper hand in Afghanistan, the top American commander there said, forcing the U.S. to change its strategy in the eight-year-old conflict by increasing the number of troops in heavily populated areas like the volatile southern city of Kandahar, the insurgency's spiritual home.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal warned that means U.S. casualties, already running at record levels, will remain high for months to come.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the commander offered a preview of the strategic assessment he is to deliver to Washington later this month, saying the troop shifts are designed to better protect Afghan civilians from rising levels of Taliban violence and intimidation. The coming redeployments are the clearest manifestation to date of Gen. McChrystal's strategy for Afghanistan, which puts a premium on safeguarding the Afghan population rather than hunting down militants.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander, is making protection of civilians a priority over hunting Taliban rebels.

Gen. McChrystal said the Taliban are moving beyond their traditional strongholds in southern Afghanistan to threaten formerly stable areas in the north and west.

The militants are mounting sophisticated attacks that combine roadside bombs with ambushes by small teams of heavily armed militants, causing significant numbers of U.S. fatalities, he said. July was the bloodiest month of the war for American and British forces, and 12 more American troops have already been killed in August.
"It's a very aggressive enemy right now," Gen. McChrystal said in the interview Saturday at his office in a fortified NATO compound in Kabul. "We've got to stop their momentum, stop their initiative. It's hard work."


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

Any death of even one of our troops will be on Obama.

After this kind of thing, I doubt Obama care about any attacks by the Taliban.....

Obama wants to REACH OUT TO THE MODERATE TALIBAN" A Taliban spokesman, who said that the US president’s overture was a sign of weakness, poured cold water on the notion that “moderate” fighters could be easily turned. Taliban spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi said: “They say they want to speak to moderate Taliban, but they will not be able to find such people because we are united around the aim of fighting for freedom and bringing an Islamic system to Afghanistan.” He added that Obama’s comments were a reflection of the fact that the Americans had become tired and worried..........March 7 , 2009


Obama: "Victory" Not Necessarily The "Goal" In Afghanistan. ~ July 24,2009


"The President does not describe this as a 'war on terrorism,'" said John Brennan, head of the White House homeland security office, who outlined a "new way of seeing" the fight against terrorism.
The only terminology that Mr. Brennan said the administration is using is that the U.S. is "at war with al Qaeda." ....August 6,2009




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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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Nancy Pelosi, Hoyer: Freedom of speech 'simply un-American'


Some congressional leaders apparently have a problem with freedom of speech these days. In an op-ed piece published in USA Today, Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer are calling townhall distruptions "simply un-American."





GOP Rep. Mike Pence Says Pelosi / Hoyer "Un-American" Op-Ed Will Not Silence Americans

GOP Rep. Mike Pence reacted to the op-ed written for USA Today by Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer that characterized anti-ObamaCare Protesters as "un-American."

Pence said he does not believe this will silence Americans. Instead, it will only make Americans more determined to be heard on this issue.



Examiner

"We believe it is healthy for such a historic effort to be subject to so much scrutiny and debate," wrote Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Hoyer (D-Md.).

"However, it is now evident that an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue."

"These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views--but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is "simply un-American."

It's worrisome that there are representatives who wish to quash the voices of the American people by labeling them 'un-American'. The public isn't drowing out the facts-they are pointing them out-something Obamacrats refuse to do. Although there have been a few bad apple town halls, the majority have been peaceful and none were violent until the White House asked Democrats to 'punch back twice as hard' in an attempt to stamp out part of the First Amendment. Combine that with an administration that requests supporters to report fellow citizens in opposition to Obamacare and tensions rise.




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

I have never heard a single democrat criticize Code Pink.

They disrupted congressional hearings. They disrupted the Republican convention with a pass given to them by a dem media sympathizer.

They disrupted Bush’s inauguration speech with a pass given by a dem congresscreature.

They raised money and donated a check for over $600,000.00 and delivered it to the Al-queada.

They have had signs made to use at their protests that say..."Kill your officers" when they protest agasint our troops.

They destroy property at Marine and Army recruiting centers.

And the list goes on about Code Pink and NO democrat has ever, not once said a negative thing about them. John Murtha and others have even done photo ops with the Code Pinik leaders.

But when it comes to Conservatives it is a different matter. Conservatives that don't do any of the things I mentioned that Code Pink has done.


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UnHealthy Health Care Bill Gives Doctors Financial Incentive to Push



House Health Care Bill Gives Doctors Financial Incentive to Push Euthanasia

by Steven Ertelt

LifeNews.com Editor

To hear backers of the government-run health care bill tell the story, pro-life advocates are making up wild-eyed claims about how the measure will push euthanasia. However, one leading bioethicist and a Washington Post Editorial Writer say the bill does give doctors financial incentive to push it.

At issue is Section 1233 of HR 3200, the government-run health care plan that the House will consider when it returns from its August recess.

The measure would pay physicians to give Medicare patients end-of-life counseling every five years or sooner if the patient has a terminal diagnosis.

While pro-life advocates say the section opens the door to physicians pushing euthanasia or withdrawal of lifesaving medical treatment, or even basic food and water, backers of the bill call the claims rubbish.

Charles Lane, an member of the editorial board of the liberal Washington Post newspaper, admits in a Saturday column that at least some of the concerns are well-founded.

"As I read it, Section 1233 is not totally innocuous," Lane writes, adding that it "addresses compassionate goals in disconcerting proximity to fiscal ones."
"Though not mandatory, as some on the right have claimed, the consultations envisioned in Section 1233 aren't quite 'purely voluntary,'" as backers of the bill assert, Lane adds. "To me, 'purely voluntary' means 'not unless the patient requests one.' Section 1233, however, lets doctors initiate the chat and gives them an incentive -- money -- to do so. Indeed, that's an incentive to insist.
"Patients may refuse without penalty, but many will bow to white-coated authority. Once they're in the meeting, the bill does permit 'formulation' of a plug-pulling order right then and there," Lane explains.
"What's more, Section 1233 dictates, at some length, the content of the consultation," Lane continues.

He points out the legislation says the doctor "shall" discuss "advanced care planning, including key questions and considerations, important steps, and suggested people to talk to"; "an explanation of . . . living wills and durable powers of attorney, and their uses" even though those are legal and not medical papers. The physician "shall" present "a list of national and State-specific resources to assist consumers and their families."

"Admittedly, this script is vague and possibly unenforceable," Lane writes. "What are "key questions"? Who belongs on 'a list' of helpful 'resources?' The Roman Catholic Church? Jack Kevorkian?"

Ultimately, the Post editorial writer says "Section 1233 goes beyond facilitating doctor input to preferring it. Indeed, the measure would have an interested party -- the government -- recruit doctors to sell the elderly on living wills, hospice care and their associated providers, professions and organizations."

"You don't have to be a right-wing wacko to question that approach," he concludes.

Bioethicist Frank Beckwith notes Lane's analysis in comments of his own that appeared on the blog of the publication First Things.

"Supporters of H.R. 3200 claim that its end of life counseling provision, section 1233, is merely voluntary for the patient," Beckwith explains.

"But a closer look shows that section 1233 includes conditions and financial incentives for physicians and other health care providers that create a setting in which an elderly patient’s decision to appropriate this option is likely to be less than voluntary," he writes.

Beckwith says anyone with elderly parents should be "deeply concerned" about the section.

"If, let’s say, H.R. 3200 or something close to it were to become law and the public option pushes private insurance into near non-existence (as would surely happen with all the incentives in place), then there will no neighboring state to which to run," he says. "You won't be able to take your business elsewhere, since there will be no elsewhere."
"And to whom will you issue your grievance, a special 'health court,'" Beckwith asks.

Such a court, he says, would be "one likely informed by a youth-worshipping culture and a utilitarian bioethics philosophy that sees the elderly (not to mention, handicapped infants) as burdens that are siphoning away valuable resources that could be put to better use in support of society’s “real persons” and more productive contributors."




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

Diabolical little provisions make this a true horror.

Not just money to convince great-granny to off herself, but also the hidden methods to get around Obama’s promise that he won’t come between you and your doctor: Sure, your Doctor can tell you what is needed for your health and quality of life; it’s just that Uncle Obama and his minions won’t let your Gubmint insurance pay for it.

So it is then a question of whether your Doctor likes you enough to provide the necessary treatment for nothing.

“No,” says Obama. “We didn’t come between you and your Doctor, our Health Choices Administration (HCA) just won’t approve your treatment.

This is the “Death Panel” Sarah Palin was talking about, and it’s a very real part of the Obama Plan.

Rep. Tsongas explained that this section of the bill is merely so the doctor will be paid for his/her time doing this counseling

Why does there have to be a specific mention of reimbursing a doctor for talking to a patient about a specific issue? Surely there are millions of issues doctors and patients discuss. They aren’t all itemized in the Congressional bill.

Why can’t the doctor just be paid for the time spent with the patient no matter what they talk about? That is iwhy I don't think Rep. Tsongas is right. The obamacare bill is making to big a deal about this part of it that it has to be money used as an incentive.

Amazing to me that the leftists who cut their teeth on telling America about “the right to privacy” for women and/or the right for a woman to make the “choice” about abortions between her and her doctor and they did not want the government involved in telling a woman and her doctor what and what not to do!

Now these same people see no problem having the federal government involved in telling the elderly, the infirm, those with dimentia, and in paying the doctor to have this end of life discussion and even dictating how often it must be done!

Amazing the denial and hypocrisy!


......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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American Seniors Association (ASA) Against Government-Run Health Care





AARP Faces Backlash From Seniors Over Health Care Reform Stance

FOX News


August 10,2009

The senior advocacy group AARP is coming under criticism from its own members for appearing to support President Obama's health care reform plans.

Elected officials aren't the only ones facing frustrated, angry crowds at health care town hall meetings.

The senior advocacy group AARP is now coming under criticism from its own members for appearing to support President Obama's health care reform plans.

The internal debate is heating up as lawmakers prepare to enter what could be the final stretch in writing legislation, with just one committee left to vote on it.

But just as constituents are giving their elected representatives a piece of their mind over the August recess, some seniors are starting to protest the AARP.

Last week, AARP officials speaking at a forum in Dallas walked out after several seniors interrupted the meeting with critical questions and comments.

Some AARP members say they are so outraged that they've taken to tearing up their membership cards and firing off heated letters to the organization's CEO.

Recent polling by FOX News shows seniors, many of whom are on Medicare, don't want a major overhaul -- 93 percent rate their current coverage as good or excellent, and 56 percent say they oppose the creation of a government-run option for all Americans.

Other groups representing seniors say they aren't surprised by the recent backlash.

"We get letters every single day from people that are very upset about this bill and about the AARP supporting it," said Stuart Barton, president of the American Seniors Association. "So I don't blame them for coming back and saying they are going to tear up their AARP cards."


American Seniors Association Denounces Democrats for Slashing Medicare, Raising Taxes to Expand Government-Run Health Care

Houston Conservative Blog

ASA: “Pelosi Power Grab Pits Children Against Grandparents, Fosters Intergenerational Warfare, and Ushers in Hillary Care 2.O”

The American Seniors Association, a grassroots advocacy organization for American seniors, today denounced the Democratic-led House of Representatives for passing a massive expansion of the S-CHIP program for children that included a massive tax increase and slashed funding for Medicare Advantage by $157 billion. The legislation was a top priority for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
“The Pelosi power grab is nothing more than Hillary Care 2.0,” said Jerry Barton, founder of ASA, which has 40,000 members nationwide and is the fastest-growing seniors organization in the country. “It takes a health care program created by Republicans that was intended for low-income children and extends it to families making up to $82,000 a year. It slashes Medicare funding by $157 billion. It limits health care choices for millions of senior. This is anti-senior and anti-taxpayer and we’ll oppose this big government health care scheme with all our energy and effort.”
An estimated 90 percent of children in families earning between 300% and 400% above the poverty level are already covered by private health insurance. Yet the Democratic House plan would remove these children from private health plans and put them in a government welfare bureaucracy---and slash managed care programs for seniors to pay for it.
“This big-government health care scheme pits children against their grandparents and fosters intergenerational warfare,” charged Barton. “It is clear that Democrats in Congress plan to finance government-run universal health care on the backs of America ’s seniors.”
Barton vowed to educate American seniors on the consequences of the legislation and inform millions of seniors on how their member of Congress voted. American Seniors Association is a grassroots organization that advocates sound public policy on behalf of American seniors through lower taxes, Medicare and Social Security reform, and fiscal responsibility.

AmericanSeniorsAssociation.org




From their website:

“President Obama must think the American people are idiots if he thinks the healthcare rationing, restrictions and regulations being debated in Congress will save money and result in better preventative medicine,” says Stuart Barton, president of the Atlanta-based AmericanSeniors.org that represents hundreds of thousands of members nationwide.

“The president told the AARP meeting that opponents are “making people scared.” ”Well, they ought to be scared at current proposals,” Barton said. “The Congressional Budget Office estimates the plan’s cost over 10 years would be $1.2 to $1.8 trillion. That’s absurd in a recession, let alone good times.”

The American Seniors Association (ASA) invites any American Association of Retired Persons member to mail us your torn AARP card and receive a 2 year- for- 1 year membership with ASA. Our organization representing hundreds of thousands of members believes we need health care reform, but we want what is best for seniors.

From their ABOUT page

A one-year membership with the American Seniors Association is only $15. And, we'll be happy to add your spouse to your membership absolutely free. If you are an American Senior who believes in individual liberty, and is looking for a different sort of association, we hope you'll choose the American Seniors Association. We want to work for you.




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

AARP got busted. There is no way they could spin their way out of this.

For a senior citizens advocacy group that provides other services like Medicare Insurance prescription discounts and other senior discounts,with a with a Conservative agenda is the American Senior Association looks good. I never heard of it before.


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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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From 2003~ 85 House Democrats To Leave AARP Amid Medicare Backlash



From 2009





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From 2003....


85 House Democrats To Leave AARP Amid Medicare Backlash

The Ledger


Dozens of House Democrats resigned their AARP memberships Wednesday or swore not to join as a Medicare backlash led to fierce attacks against the largest seniors group, a traditional Democratic ally.

At a rally led by top Democratic senators, including Minority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota, lawmakers blasted AARP for endorsing a largely Republican-drawn plan for sweeping changes to Medicare.

AARP's endorsement Monday gave supporters of the bill a major boost in the effort to add prescription drug coverage and inject competition into the system. It sparked anger among opponents that by Wednesday morning put AARP in the center of a partisan firestorm.

"I want them to hear it all the way down to the headquarters of the AARP. . . . President Bush, keep your hands off our Medicare," boomed Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., a leading Democratic voice on Medicare, at a rally with members of the Alliance for Retired Americans, a union-backed seniors group.

The ire directed at AARP from Democrats represents a turn for the 35 million-member group, which Republicans historically have considered left-leaning but too powerful to ignore. A little more than a year ago, then Minority Leader Trent Lott of Mississippi called the AARP a "wholly owned subsidiary" of the Democratic Party after it sided with moderate Democrats on Medicare legislation that ultimately failed.

"I think what AARP is doing to their constituents and their membership is bad," said Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif. "They should be protecting their seniors."

Woolsey led a drive to get House members to quit AARP or swear off membership when they become eligible. A group of 84 House Democrats joined her in a resignation letter Wednesday.

Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, and Rep. Corrine Brown, DJacksonville, were among those signing the resignation letter.

Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., finds himself fighting a group that has backed his legislation in the past. With his AARP membership card in his back pocket, Graham said he's not ready to quit -- yet.

"I disagree with AARP. I think they've made a seriously bad mistake," said Graham, whose office has received almost 250 calls criticizing the AARP decision, compared with less than 100 in support. "But I think at least for the foreseeable future, the way to deal with that is not to leave but rather to try to be a voice inside of the organization for change."

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said AARP's leadership is "in the pocket" of the Republicans.

Novelli said top AARP officials and the board of directors expected a backlash, but that the vitriol from Capitol Hill surprises him.

Democrats theorize the AARP either seeks to curry favor with Republicans in control of Congress and the White House or calculated financial benefits through business partners that sell AARP members discount drugs and health insurance. Conservatives have made similar arguments for years.

Novelli denied AARP makes its decisions based on the millions of dollars it gets from third-party contracts. He said there was a wall between the group's policy arm and its business interests.

David Certner, director of federal affairs for AARP, said the group endorsed the Medicare bill after winning concessions that it thinks will protect traditional Medicare from competition and reduce the number of retirees expected to lose their private coverage from employers.

Other groups that oppose the legislation are jamming AARP lines with angry calls from their members.

"They're grass-rooting us," Certner said. But he said that's fair because AARP has done the same to them before.



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AARP Town Hall Meeting on Health Care - Dallas, August 4, 2009




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

Learning these things about AARP I never knew before.




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


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Propaganda From Obama Called " It's time for a reality check"



From: David Axelrod, The White House
To:XXXXXXXX
Sent: Mon, Aug 10, 2009 8:41 am
Subject: It's time for a reality check


Dear Friend,

Anyone that's watched the news in the past few days knows that health insurance reform is a hot topic — and that rumors and scare tactics have only increased as more people engage with the issue. Given a lot of the outrageous claims floating around, it’s time to make sure everyone knows the facts about the security and stability you get with health insurance reform.

That’s why we’ve launched a new online resource — WhiteHouse.gov/RealityCheck — to help you separate fact from fiction and share the truth about health insurance reform. Here's a few of the reality check videos you can find on the site:

CEA Chair Christina Romer details how health insurance reform will impact small businesses.
Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes tackles a nasty rumor about euthanasia and clearly describes how reform helps families.
Matt Flavin, the White House's Director of Veterans and Wounded Warrior Policy, clears the air about Veteran's benefits.
Kavita Patel, M.D., a doctor serving in the White House's Office of Public Engagement, explains that health care rationing is happening right now and how reform gives control back to patients and doctors.
Bob Kocher, M.D., a doctor serving on the National Economic Council, debunks the myth that health insurance reform will be financed by cutting Medicare benefits.
There's more information and a number of online tools you can use to spread the truth among your family, friends and other social networks. Take a look:

http://www.whitehouse.gov:80/realitycheck/?e=10&ref=image


We knew going into this effort that accomplishing compre hensive health insurance reform wasn't going to be easy. Achieving real change never is. The entrenched interests that benefit from the status quo always use their influence in Washington to try and keep things just as they are.

But don't be misled. We know the status quo is unsustainable. If we do nothing, millions more Americans will be denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions, or see their coverage suddenly dropped if they become seriously ill. Out-of-pocket expenses will continue to soar, and more and more families and businesses will be forced to deal with health insurance costs they can’t afford.

That's the reality.

Americans deserve better. You deserve a health care system that works as well for you as it does for the status quo; one you can depend on — that won't deny you coverage when you need it most or charge you crippling out-of-pocket co-pays. Health insurance reform means guaranteeing the health care security and stability you deserve.

President Barack Obama promised he'd bring change to Washington and fix our broken, unsustainable health insurance system. You can help deliver that change. Visit WhiteHouse.gov/RealityCheck, get the facts and spread the truth. The stakes are just too high to do nothing.

Thank you,
David

David Axelrod
Senior Advisor to the President


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Mark's Response to Comrade David Alexrod........


From: XXXXXXXXXXX
To: info@messages.whitehouse.gov
Sent: 8/10/2009 11:54:33 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Re: It's time for a reality check


David Axelrod:

First, WE, the mob have a Right to dissent, it is not un-American and we will not sit down and shut up. We did NOT create this problem, And we did not run up 1.3 Trillion dollars in debt, We go to work everyday and take care of our families and that keeps this country moving.


“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”
— Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democrat)

We are not paid by the RNC or any insurance company to disrupt any town hall meeting. The last time I checked, after an election, the Representative or Senator regardless of party is SUPPOSE TO represent ALL THE PEOPLE not a few select individuals who the Administration chooses.

We don't like all the spending, we don't like our grandchildren's future being mortgaged by an oligarchy, that think they have an in to all the knowledge of this country and are only doing it for our own good.

So Mr. Axelrod, Yes you won but here is the Rub, you now represent US too, not just the people who voted for you. In essence you work for me.

We do not want YOUR Health Care Rationing, we have worked all of our lives to get to retirement, we don't expect to be given Pre Death counseling, by the Government, every 5 years, if we need a hip replacement we expect our insurance company to pay for it. We worked hard to get where we are at. This use to be called, 'Pursuit of Happiness.'

We don't think Illegal Aliens deserve American Health Insurance, primarily because they are not citizens of this country.

We don't believe in Eugenics, Euthanasia or any other kind of Human extinction for the convenience of the state. We want to keep the Health Care system we already have. the system that the whole world envies because we are the best.

We want our Health Care Left alone.

If you are so bent on giving away the store, and insuring the people who are un-insured or don't want insurance, then insure them but don't expect us to pay for your pie in the sky, feel good policy or expect us to willingly go along.

Benjamin Franklin was asked after the Constitution was signed and delivered by a lady standing on the street. she said, "What have you given us, Mr Franklin", to which Franklin replied, " We have given you a Republic, If you can keep it".

Mr. Axelrod we intend to keep our Republic.

Mark Gray



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

Great response Mark, thank you for sharing it.

I noticed they changed the name again, the focus group wording health insurance reform not health care reform.
It is getting hard to keep up with the many name changes.

Is it legal to use tax dollars and White House resources for partisan purposes? Really, the WH is using taxpayer money to run a propaganda website to push their political objectives!! Seems to me that kind of stuff used to be against the law, back when we still had a nation under the rule of law.

Just one other question, if this is so great, why is Congress exempt from 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 05:45 AM | Comments (6)


ElRushbo on TownHall Meetings Turnout~ " Keep it Up"





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Wild Thing's comment......

This was great, I love how he just says it like it is.


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


August 10, 2009

Patriot Mike Sola Confronts Socialist Congressman Dingell at TownHall Meeting


Rep. Dingell Claims Town Hall ‘Infiltrated’ After Man With Sick Son Vents Anger

At a town hall last Thursday in Romulus, Michigan, Rep. John Dingell (D-Michigan), a lead author of the Democrats health care legislation in the House, struggled to cool the tempers of his constituents angered at President Obama’s health care reform plan.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. The debate over health care reform is threatening to boil over. Many Democrats in Congress, such as Congressman John Dingell, say they're being targeted by groups organized to scuttle the proposed legislation.

Mike Sola of Milan went face-to-face and toe-to-toe with veteran Congressman Dingell at a town hall meeting on health care. Sola claimed his 39-year-old son, Scott, with cerebral palsy would get not care whatsoever under legislation Dingell is sponsoring.

As the Washington Times reports, " there were no buses, no swastikas, not a piece of Astroturf in sight.” The paper goes

“You’re a fraud, you have not read the bill,” screamed Mike Sola, who got directly in the lawmaker’s face in furious confrontation, wheeling his 36-year-old son, Scott, who has cerebral palsy, directly to the podium before police stepped in and encouraged the Milan, Mich., man to leave. He asserted that the bill would not help his disabled child.
“Fascist America,” Mr. Sola screamed on his way out.

After Sola had left, Mr. Dingell said of the manwho had just wheeled his son with cerebral palsy out of the room, and any other individuals who came to speak to their representative in Congress in order to criticize the Democrats health care plan,

“This meeting has been rather heavily infiltrated by folks who wish to make trouble, as you all saw, and they were very diligent and effective at the matter.”

After the town hall event ended, reporters asked Mr. Dingell what was the Democrats’ plan if the health care bill failed.

“It isn’t going to fail, I won’t let it, "an unfazed Mr. Dingell responded.


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Megyn Kelly has Mike Sola on her Fox news segment.




Wild Thing's comment......

Please also note the part where the father asked Dingell whether his son will get health care under this bill, and Dingell actually said they would put an “amendment in to specifically deal with his son’s problem?” What a load of BS. Why do they think they need an amendment to deal with a handicapped person’s heath care? It should be a given that all people will get health care. End of story. No need for an “amdendment.”

Dingell later said that the people who confronted him were organizers. What a horriible man Dingell is, he would be kicked out asap.

It was so sad, I was crying. That is one brave man, and he has my admiration and respect.

They just replayed the video while talking to Mike Pence on TV. God bless Mike Pence, he is one of the good politicans fighting for us.

Each significant revolution in America has come from severe taxation and tyranny of her people. Obamacare is being challenged so strongly because we see the writing on the wall.

We need to stand together and fight together. If Obama and union thugs come in hundreds, we must come in thousands.


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Democrats That Beg For Your Vote Then Ignore You Now



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Holbrook, Arizona


Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)walked out on her own town hall

Gila Courier

Earlier today we covered the story of Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick canceling her town hall. We have since found video of the event and the truth of what happened does not quite match the story that Rep. Kirkpatrick gave to Politico. Kirkpatrick was certainly facing questions but the group is well behaved. When she gets up to leave the people stand aside and let her go.
Clearly Kirkatrick chose a very crowded venue and only has herself to blame for the confined space. At the end of the video we see another Democrat hopping in an SUV, which for some reason has California plates. What’s up with that?


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Town Hall Meeting At Office Of Congressman Harry Mitchell – August 8, 2009


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.... Thank you Eden so much for sending these to me.


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Harry Reid Will Only Do Town Halls By Telephone, Media Mum

Newsbusters

The most powerful man in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev., announced on Friday that as a result of recent protests at town hall meetings he won't hold any such political gatherings during this month's Congressional recess.

Instead, he will only do what's called "telephone town halls" where he and his staff have complete control over the questions being asked and who's asking them.

Should have been big news, right?

Well, according to LexisNexis and Google news searches, not one major media outlet felt it was important enough to share with the citizenry.

Not one.

Despite the ensuing silence concerning this matter, the Las Vegas Sun broke the following seemingly important story [1] Friday (h/t Terri Green):

A day after holding up a square of Astroturf to denounce the orchestrated attacks on Democratic town hall meetings on health care, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office said he would be talking with his Nevada constituents this month over the phone lines.

Reid’s office is scheduling a telephone town hall meeting for August, opting to avoid the shouting matches and microphone speeches that have erupted at events across the country. The senator expects to reach thousands of Nevadans, including those in the state’s rural expanse.

“It’s a forum that obviously lets us reach more people, but also provides a more respectful environment that allows all sides to be heard,” said Reid spokesman Jon Summers.
“It’s more the dialogue that town halls were meant to be, as opposed to the organized disruption we’re seeing in other town halls,” Summers said. “This is so Nevadans who want to be heard can voice their concern, support and their opinions.”

Once again, from what I can tell, not one major media outlet shared this with the citizenry.

Why?

After all, this is apparently a growing trend, for the Mercury News reported [2] similar decisions by Democrats in California:

IA contacted three South Bay members of Congress — Democrats Mike Honda, Zoe Lofgren, and Anna Eshoo — and none currently has plans to hold a town-hall meeting on health care during Congress' August recess. At least, not in person.

Honda and Lofgren each plan to convene a "telephone town hall" on health reform before Congress reconvenes in September. But for now, they won't be subjecting themselves to a potential smackdown.

This refusal to face one's constituents is now sweeping the nation. Washington state's Rep. Brian Baird, after claiming he received death threats, has canceled 3 all of his town hall meetings this month opting for the telephone version:

Random voters will receive automated phone messages asking if they have a question for their Congressman. If they do, they will be asked their location and the subject of their question. Sitting at his own telephone, Baird then will choose a name based on its location and the topic. After the call is over, the recording will be posted on his Web site.

Hmmm. Gives the Congressman an unlimited amount of control over the content and questions, doesn't it? Not REALLY what a town hall is supposed to be about, is it?

That said, because of the death threat element, Baird's announcement did receive some national attention although not much considering the media's current one-sided fascination with town hall meetings.

Another such announcement [4] to go teleconference came from Florida's Rep. Kathy Castor after videos of her town hall meeting on Thursday went viral. Sadly, media were far less interested in her decision to only speak to her constituents via telephone for the rest of the month.

North Carolina's Blue Dog Rep. Heath Shuler will also avoid 5 face-to-face town hall meetings. According to LexisNexis, not one major news outlet other than Human Events reported this revelation (no link available):

Some lawmakers are meeting constituents only by phone. They include Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Chet Edwards (D-Texas), Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), John Tanner (D-Tenn.), Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Larry Kissell (D-N.C.).

"Tele-townhalls" are popular with Congress. Their best use is when a member can't appear in person because they must be in Washington. But that's not the case during this five-week break. Lawmakers can speak with large numbers by phone, but constituents can only speak if their phone is activated. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) used this system last week to talk to 15,000 via phone. She took questions from 14 of them -- but 500 unsuccessfully signaled the operator that they wanted a chance to talk.

Tele-townhalls are mostly one-way communication. There is no face-to-face. The politician has complete control and keeps inconvenient constituents out of sight. Questions can be limited or screened.

It leaves no embarrassing videos on the Web.




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

At the one with AZ. Ann Kirkpatrick ........the “Don’t come back!!!” line as she drove away was GREAT!! And I also
love the older-sounding guy toward the end who said “what a nitwit.” LOL

Harry Reid have time to meet the “little people” face to face, I mean come on! Plus, they might smell bad like Harry said the tourists in DC did.


Wow there sure are a lot of them avoiding a Twonhall meeting. What cowards and what power hungry folols. This speaks volumes about these politicians. Treating their voters with this kind of contempt is only making it worse for them. These are not just Republicans, and conservatives, there are also llibertarians, independents, and democrats that are not as far left as Obama that have questions.


During campaign time,you are the “voters”. Once these jerks get into office,you are “the unwashed mob”


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (17)


The Fear Machine Is Pathetic Up Against Patriots





The Fear Machine

by Doctor Zero


Ken Gladney, the man beaten by union thugs at a town hall meeting, is the latest victim of the Fear Machine: an old horror from the early twentieth century, still in service after many upgrades. It is crucial piece of hardware for collectivists of all stripes, because the success of their grand designs requires a frightened populace – now more than ever. It isn’t easy to persuade an Information Age society to forget all the lessons of the past century, and hand their money, freedom, and lives over to the same rancid ideology that bathed the world in blood and poverty.

There aren’t enough suckers willing to believe that this time, the collectivists will manage to construct utopia. There aren’t enough people stupid enough to think the architects of the three trillion dollar deficit, stagnant economy, and runaway unemployment just need another fifteen or twenty percent of the economy under their control, and decades of miserable failure will suddenly turn into dazzling success. Ignorance is not a potent enough fuel to get socialism where it wants to go. It needs fear added to the mixture.

Brave and confident citizens are of little use to the socialist, because they have little appetite for government control of their daily lives. People who retain a measure of faith in their own abilities, and their ability to succeed in a free marketplace, are not looking for saviors. When a politician jumps in front of them and declares himself to be their messiah, they’re likely to respond with laughter. People like Barack Obama, and the leadership of the Democrat Party, do not like being laughed at. They are even less willing to tolerate questions about their wisdom or good intentions. Their predecessors left them the keys to a well-tuned machine that suppresses laughter, and questions, with apprehension and dread.


The Fear Machine has claws and cudgels, but it’s also wired into televisions and computers. It knows that chaos is more intimidating than raw violence. The purpose of dispatching the thugs who beat Mr. Gladney was not merely to silence him, or make other protestors feel physically threatened. The purpose is to make everyone who might attend a town hall feel as if they could be walking into a mob scene. Most Americans are decent people who don’t want to become part of a riot. Notice how quickly the Left’s media auxiliaries acted to muddy the waters, spinning tales of frightened Democrats hiding from imposing, probably racist mobs.


It’s interesting how swiftly, and frequently, these weird allegations of racism were pumped into the media smog, even as Obama’s minions left a black man bleeding on the pavement. Wild allegations of racism are the toxic exhaust of the Fear Machine. Upstanding citizens don’t want to be accused of racism, or associated with groups that might have dark racial motivations. Few possibilities frighten them more. Notice how swiftly the President moved to inject racial themes into the arrest of his friend Henry Gates: another gallon of gas for the machinery Obama knew he would soon need to deploy, to suppress mounting opposition to his agenda.

Uncertainty nourishes fear. It’s no accident that the biggest socialist power grab in American history is directed against the medical industry. Health care is complex and ever-changing. Most people don’t understand the science of medicine, or the complex way their health care has been married to “insurance” programs that have little to do with insuring against catastrophic events. Because medical care is expensive, people incorrectly assume that poor folks must be dropping dead all over the place, for want of proper care. Because health insurance is tied to employment, people are as nervous about losing their health care as they are about losing their jobs. The vast majority of Americans tell pollsters they’re happy with their own medical care… but they don’t understand how it works, it could disappear tomorrow, and they’re selfish for being happy with something denied to the least fortunate among us.

Economics is also an area where the public can be manipulated through terror. Few people understand how markets work. No one felt like they had time to master the intricacies of the subprime market when the financial collapse of 2008 hit. They had been conditioned to fear and hate the shadowy “fat cats” who run “the system” for their own personal gain, so they were ready to believe those same old hobgoblins were at fault once again. The Fear Machine is large and distracting, so it takes some effort to notice the people holding its remote control. The Republicans did little to shine the spotlight on them in the first, crucial days of the financial crisis. Unwilling to fight the nightmarish contraption towering over him on the evening news, McCain collapsed wearily on the side of the campaign trail, and crumbled into dust.

The Obama Administration expects Americans to live every day in fear. We’re supposed to be afraid of the health insurance, energy, and banking industries. We’re supposed to be so frightened of the damage our prosperity inflicts on the Earth that we’ll pay literally any price to make it stop. We’re told that everyone who speaks out against Obama’s agenda is a well-dressed tool of sinister corporations, or the demonic servant of people who hate the President because of his skin color, or the storm troopers of a powerful new Nazi party coalescing from thin air. The Democrats believe they don’t have to win debates, if they can make the public too afraid to listen to their opponents. They insist that their agenda must be implemented in haste, with no time for debate… and what makes people more nervous than being repeatedly told there is no time to lose?

Choice is frightening. The responsibilities of freedom are frightening. Freedom necessarily implies the possibility of failure, because not every action available to free men and women can be guaranteed to succeed. The Democrats present themselves as saviors who wish to liberate you from the burden of choice, and the duties that come with freedom. All they require is your blind faith, for just a little bit longer… until all the choices are made for you, forever, and you become the child of a maternal State that will protect you from harm, and punish you for disobedience.

There is a way to break the Fear Machine, and make it backfire on those who control it: courage. Brave men and women don’t do anything blindly. Courage brings confidence, and confident people never stop asking questions. Confidence brings the wisdom to understand that a prosperous, happy future can be found through the creativity and spirit of millions of your fellow citizens, rather than the tortured and dishonest schemes of a few hundred politicians in Washington. Never forget that people who frantically point out “enemies” for you to fear and hate are usually the people you should be afraid of.

Above all, remember that you are not alone. The Democrats will desperately try to make you feel alone, in the coming weeks. It’s a lie. You don’t have to look over your shoulder to see the great body of Americans who share your values and beliefs, and your determination to remain in control of your health, wealth, and destiny. We’re here. We always have been, and always will be. Be brave, and be of good cheer, because nothing frustrates those who demand fear more than laughter.




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

Obamacare is not about health care or insurance.As I read the list yesterday that was broken down I saw only government control and nothing about health, not really. Like a handbook in how to conrtrol the masses instead of what a health program or bill would do to make sure those covered would get the best medical care. It's about government growing larger and having absolute control over our lives. It's death and destruction - of our very lives and our way of life.

The enemy within cannot handle citizens that think for themselves and understand our Constitution. I really think Obama is terrified that this bill will not pass, that is why all the desperate threats, intimidations, bringing in the thugs and the "fishy" turn others in baloney. His urgency like the one man said when it took Obama longer to pick out his dog. He could care less about good health coverage for anyone he is just in a hurry to get the maximum control over the population before many more wake up to what we have been telling them he is about.

This was an excellent write up and had a lot of things to think about.

Americans are so awesome and we know what we are fighting back about and how important it is and nothing can change that. nor our resolve. I also like how the writer mentions laughter, I noticed that our side does laugh a lot and the left is angry all the time.


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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 06:50 AM | Comments (8)


SEIU Obama's Thugs Beat Up Innocent Patriot Kenneth Gladney




St. Louis County police say six people were arrested. Two of those were arrested on suspicion of assault, one of resisting arrest and three on suspicion of committing peace disturbances. Carnahan was gone when the ruckus started.

Kenneth Gladney, a 38-year-old conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with “Don't tread on me” printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room of the St. John's Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was waiting to be treated for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face that he suffered in the attack. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack started.

“It just seems there's no freedom of speech without being attacked,” he said.


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SEIU has taken the role of brownshirts for the Obama administration.




interview with Jim Hoft aka Gateway Pundit about the beating of a black conservative by SEIU thugs in St. Louis.


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SEIU Front Group Declares War On Tea Party Patriots

Gathering of Eagles: NY

Healthcare for America Now (HCAN), front group for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), has declared war on Tea Party Patriots and concerned Americans. Using their astroturf campaign and their surrogates, the labor union movement is trying to destroy healthcare for those Americans who are not exempt, like themselves, from the nationalized healthcare they support. Not surprisingly, the SEIU enjoys a curiously close relationship with the White House.


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Wild Thing's comment......

U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis…issued a statement after the Thursday night’s forum, saying:

“Sadly we’ve seen stories about disrupters around the country, and we have a handful of them here in Missouri. Instead of participating in a civil debate, they have mobilized with special interests in Washington who have lined their pockets by overcharging Americans for a broken health care system.”

Carnahan did not offer any comment about Gladney. He didn’t wish him a speedy recovery. He didn’t condemn the attack. Absolutely Nothing. So, does that mean Carnahan is okay with this beating? It’s not even worth a comment?! We call on Rep. Carnahan to immediately denounce this beating and to call Mr. Gladney to apologize. President Obama also should condemn this black on black beating and urge calm at the town halls. Instead he is pouring fire on the flames.

The dirty little secret is the dems want this 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



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A Day in the Life of a Right-Wing Extremist


A Day in the Life of a Right-Wing Extremist

by Moxie

:00 AM:
Crawl out of bed, go downstairs and hit the “on” switch for my Anger Manufacturing Plant, located conveniently in the basement — right next to my wine cellar.

9:10 AM:
Sign a few five-figure checks from the big drug and insurance companies and instruct Consuela to go deposit them in my bank account.

9:30 AM:
Go back to sleep with my life-sized Founding Fathers dolls, dream of freedom from the socialist Obama regime.

10:00 AM:
Wake up due to the noise created by the lawn crew with their jobs, and work on the astroturf. Smile and realize how much this must anger liberals.

10:05 AM:
Crawl over the 1,000 printed pages of the ObamaCare bill and yell at the lawn boys. Tell them to hurry because we will begin drilling for oil in the yard, any minute now.

12 PM:
Wake up again. The drilling has begun in my backyard. Consuela is crying because she found an oil coated baby seal beached by the koi pond.

12:05 PM:
Retrieve the baby seal for processing in the Anger Manufacturing Plant.

1:10 PM:
Prank call Princess Pelosi’s cellphone, suggesting new and innovative ways she might want to alter her face using “green technology” and stimulus dollars.

1:15 PM:
Let the shower run for a long time until the water is good and hot. Turn up the central air and open a few windows because it’s a bit too steamy in the bathroom.

1:45 PM:
Call other right-wing extremists, find out if they want to be extreme today, (they do) and set up a meeting at the range.

2:05 PM:
My driver takes me to target practice in the Hummer. While cruising on the freeway, toss 500 Obama Joker posters out the window. Laugh maniacally.

3:29: PM:
Rifle through my closet and discover I mainly have clothing that would give me away as “well dressed” and therefore a highly paid lackey of the blogs, drug companies and insurance giants.

4:00 PM:
Visit the local Goodwill store to find sloppy clothing, such that a liberal might wear.

4:00-5:00 PM:
Spend time in the Moxtopia business office, boxing and preparing my manufactured anger for shipment to various extremist elements on the east coast.

5:15 PM:
Receive instructions from my contact at the drug company for tomorrow’s Town Hall Meeting.

5:18 PM:
Tell him I am doubling my rate and prefer to be paid in cash. Tax dollars kill babies through abortion, I remind him. And babies need drugs too.

5:50 PM:
Purchase a second Hummer using “Cash for Clunkers”. Just in case the first is out of gas.

6:00 PM:
Make a “Wise Latina” joke to Consuela, while snitching on myself to flag@whitehouse.gov, detailing my own “fishy” ideas about ObamaCare.

6:59 PM:
Recognize people all over the world are still suffering from socialism and communism.

7:01 PM:
Wonder if any in the Obama regime might be convinced — in the interest of fixing the fake global warming catastrophe – to melt down and recycle the iron fist of communism, because capitalism is a much more efficient manner of making sure everyone has money.

7:50 PM:
Realize the iron fist of communism will remain intact and sitting on the mantel in the flag@whitehouse.gov office.




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

Moxie did a GREAT job. hahahaha

It is so specail being a right wing extremist. Look how loved we are. We hit the jackpot being on the DHS list, I mean not everyone can be on it. That beats having our name in lights anyday. And now we are to be watched and what we say reported in to that fishy thang'. Could it get any better then that? Obama wringing his hands, and even behaving like the dictator he wants to be telling us to shut up that he does not want to hear from us. Do you think he meant US really??? Or his mother -in-law that lives with him.

God bless America and long live right wingers, conservatives and the Amercia we know and love.


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (2)


You're Fired - The Pink Slip Campaign






You're Fired - The Pink Slip Campaign

yourfired.org



Are you fed up and TEA'D Off with politicians who do not live up to their Oath to Uphold, Defend and Protect the Constitution of the United States of America?

Are you fed up and TEA'D Off with politicians who do not live up to their Oath to Uphold, Defend and Protect the Constitution of the United States of America?
Are you tired of being taxed without your consent?
Are you tired of the government putting our entire nation into TRILLIONS of dollars in debt?
Are you tired of the people in Washington D.C. that has abused their position of trust?
If you have answered yes, then it is time to let the elected officials in Washington D.C. know that their "services" are no longer required or desired!


We are not done.. the first Pink Slip Campaign date has come and gone, however as you know, the scoundrels are not gone yet!

There is another scheduled march on Washington in September.

This protest day is a Saturday... another day when you KNOW the politicians are NOT going to be in office. So let's Pink Slip them again.

On 9/11 2009 put your Pink Slips in the mail, giving them a memorable post mark date.

They will go to their mail, and be reminded once again that we are unhappy with their abrogation of their oath to the Constitution of the united States of America.

On September 11, 2009, we can Mail them their Pink Slips

PDF image of pink slip in white

If you have Pink Printer Paper,
print this image.
Click on Image to see it full size


PDF image of Pink slip in Pink.

If you do not have Pink Printer paper, print this image. Click on Image to see it full size




It won't cost you a lot of money, and it won't take much time.

Just print out the number of Pink Slips you want to send, put one each into a legal sized envelope, purchase a stamp for each Pink Slip and address it to your elected official of choice.


Drop it into the mail on September 11, 2009.


These are the oaths they have all taken.

They have not lived up to them.

Presidential Oath of Office


"I [NAME] do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."


Vice President and U.S. Congress Oath of Office


"I, [NAME] do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."


Supreme Court Oath of Office


"I, [NAME], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as [TITLE] under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God."




U.S. President Mailing Address:
President Barack Hussein Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

U.S. Vice President Mailing Address:
Vice President Joe Biden
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi:
Office of the Speaker
H-232, US Capitol
Washington, DC 20515


Click Here to find your U.S. Representative's Mailing Address


Click Here to find your U.S. Senator's Mailing Address


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

This is ia good idea, they could be mailed to the dems we have or the rino's too that might vote for the health care bill. Our country and our freedom are at stake.

I think something like this, that is easy to do and I think I will get a few made up in Hot pink so when they open it they can't miss the color.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (2)


Insane Enviro People Say Having Children Brings High Carbon Impact



Having Children Brings High Carbon Impact

New York Times

By Kate Galbraith

Having children is the surest way to send your carbon footprint soaring, according to a new study from statisticians at Oregon State University.

The study found that having a child has an impact that far outweighs that of other energy-saving behaviors.

Take, for example, a hypothetical American woman who switches to a more fuel-efficient car, drives less, recycles, installs more efficient light bulbs, and replaces her refrigerator and windows with energy-saving models. If she had two children, the researchers found, her carbon legacy would eventually rise to nearly 40 times what she had saved by those actions.

“Clearly, the potential savings from reduced reproduction are huge compared to the savings that can be achieved by changes in lifestyle,” the report states.

The impact of children varies dramatically depending on geography: An American woman who has a baby will generate nearly seven times the carbon footprint of that of a Chinese woman who has a child, the study found.


The calculations take account of the fact that each child is, in turn, likely to have more children. And because the calculations derive from the fertility rate — the expected number of children per woman in various countries — the findings focus on women, although clearly men participate in the decision to have children.

“In discussions about climate change, we tend to focus on the carbon emissions of an individual over his or her lifetime,” said Paul Murtaugh, a professor of statistics at O.S.U., in a statement accompanying the study’s release. “Those are important issues and it’s essential that they should be considered. But an added challenge facing us is continuing population growth and increasing global consumption of resources.”

The full report is published in the February 2009 edition of the journal Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions.


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Wild Thing's comment......

Just think not only do young children delight their parents and all of us, they upset the NYT writers and other envirofreaks.

The enviro people belong in insane asylums, they are nuts and dangerous.

This is an outrage to think they can even put this kind of thinking in print. They really want to do populatoin control. I wonder when they come up with these horrible things they even realize their horrid ideas will include them too.


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



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:46 AM | Comments (10)


National Guard Recruiting for 'internment' Cops



Why is National Guard recruiting for 'internment' cops?

Ad campaign seeks workers at 'civilian resettlement facility'

By Bob Unruh

An ad campaign featured on a U.S. Army website seeking those who would be interested in being an "Internment/Resettlement" specialist is raising alarms across the country, generating concerns that there is some truth in those theories about domestic detention camps, a roundup of dissidents and a crackdown on "threatening" conservatives.

The ads, at the GoArmy.com website as well as others including Monster.com, cite the need for:


"Internment/Resettlement (I/R) Specialists in the Army are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility. I/R Specialists provide rehabilitative, health, welfare, and security to U.S. military prisoners within a confinement or correctional facility; conduct inspections; prepare written reports; and coordinate activities of prisoners/internees and staff personnel.

Some of your duties as an Internment/Resettlement Specialist may include:

Assist with the supervision and management of confinement and detention operations
Provide external security to confinement/corrections facilities or detention/internment facilities
Provide counseling and guidance to individual prisoners within a rehabilitative program
Prepare or review reports and records of prisoners/internees and programs



Advanced level Internment/Resettlement Specialist provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level I/R Specialist, you may be involved in:

Supervise and establish all administrative, logistical and food support operations, confinement/correctional, custodial, treatment, and rehabilitative activities
Responsible for all personnel working in the confinement/correctional facility, including security, logistical, and administrative management of the prisoner/internee population
Provide command and control, staff planning, administration/logistical services, and custody/control for the operation of an Enemy Prisoner of War/Civilian Internee (EPW/CI) camp
Provide command and control, staff planning, administration/logistical services, and custody/control for the operation of detention facility or the operation of a displaced civilian (DC) resettlement facility


The campaign follows by only weeks a report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warning about "right-wing extremists" who could pose a danger to the country – including those who support third-party political candidates, oppose abortion and would prefer to have the U.S. immigration laws already on the books enforced.

The "extremism" report coincided with a report out of California that the Department of Defense was describing protesters as "low-level terrorists."

The new ad says successful candidates will "provide external security to … detention/internment facilities" and "provide counseling and guidance to individual prisoners within a rehabilitative program."

Officials at the state and federal National Guard levels told WND they were unaware of the program, although one officer speculated it could be intended for soldiers trained in the U.S. and dispatched overseas to "detention facilities." From the national level, WND was told, officials were unaware of any such "internment facilities" at which there could be jobs to be available.

More of the article HERE


Here is the other ste that some more about this.

National Guard

INTERNMENT / RESETTLEMENT SPECIALIST...with video at website

Check this out the National Guard website page about this.



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

I would not even worry about this except that Obama is lurking in the White House.


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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 (4)


How Obama Marxism Works 101



Congressman James E. Clyburn


How Obama Marxism Works 101

Canada Free Press

From: “Mitch Stewart, BarackObama.com” info@barackobama.com
To: XXXXXXXXXXX
Sent: Sunday, August 9, 2009 2:44:16 PM
Subject: Visit Rep. Clyburn’s office in Florence


Friend --

All throughout August, our members of Congress are back in town. Insurance companies and partisan attack groups are stirring up fear with false rumors about the President’s plan, and it’s extremely important that folks like you speak up now.

So we’ve cooked up an easy, powerful way for you to make a big impression: Office Visits for Health Reform.

All this week, OFA members like you will be stopping by local congressional offices to show our support for insurance reform. You can have a quick conversation with the local staff, tell your personal story, or even just drop off a customized flyer and say that reform matters to you.

We’ll provide everything you need: the address, phone number, and open hours for the office, information about how the health care crisis affects your state for you to drop off (with the option of adding your personal story), and a step-by-step guide for your visit.

According to our records, you live near Rep. James Clyburn’s office in Florence, SC.

Sign up now to visit Rep. James Clyburn’s office in Florence this week.

(Not your representative, or think there might be another office that’s easier for you to get to? Click here to find a different office.)

As you’ve probably seen in the news, special interest attack groups are stirring up partisan mobs with lies about health reform, and it’s getting ugly. Across the country, members of Congress who support reform are being shouted down, physically assaulted, hung in effigy, and receiving death threats. We can’t let extremists hijack this debate, or confuse Congress about where the people stand.

Office Visits for Health Reform are our chance to show that the vast majority of American voters know that the cost of inaction is too high to bear, and strongly support passing health reform in 2009.

Don’t worry if you’ve never done anything like this before. The congressional staff is there to listen, and your opinion as a constituent matters a lot. And if you bring a friend, you’ll have more fun and make an even greater impact.

Click below to sign up for an Office Visit for Health Reform:

Wherever you live, these visits matter: Many representatives are pushing hard toward reform, and they are taking a lot of heat from special interests. They deserve our thanks and need our support to continue the fight. But those who are still putting insurance companies and partisan point-scoring ahead of their constituents must know that voters ar