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June 30, 2010

Gibbs About Obama's Speech Tomorrow:Obama to Say "We Cannot Have" States Passing Individual Immigration Laws





White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs saying that President Obama will use a speech on Thursday to push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Gibbs said Obama will “reiterate” that we “cannot have immigration reform passed individually by each state through a patchwork of laws.”

Gibbs said Obama will also emphasize that it will take “Republican support” to get an Immigration Bill passed, which he said, “has certainly been there in the past.”

The Arizona anti-Illegal Immigration Law really has the Obama crew rattled. They are afraid other states are soon to follow suit, and they want to do something to stop it from happening. But it’s hard to say whether Obama is really ready to go all out to get something passed, or whether he is just window-dressing to make the Latino voters not be so upset with him for not getting some kind of amnesty bill passed.



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

The States are only trying to do the job the Feds won’t do. The FedGov needs to enforce the laws now on the books. However the Regime has another agenda.

Obama knows the only chance he has to keep his job is to flood the polls with illegal aliens, and amnesty is the quickest way for him to do it.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:07 PM | Comments (5)


Democrat Pete "stark raving mad" Stark Mocks Minuteman At Town Hall Meeting About Illegals






From the person that posted the video at YouTube:


THE BORDERS ARE QUITE SECURE. Congressman Pete Stark's Town hall meeting in Fremont CA

Congressman Pete Stark's Town Hall meeting last Saturday (June 26, 2010).
He made some pretty dumb comments as he mocked me including "the borders are quite secure", but it backfired on him.
Stark seemed medicated to me, had swollen ankles and could only sit on the edge of his chair for over an hour and a half. He's well past doing an effective job, but in my opinion, that's probably a good thing for America anyway.



This mocking goes on for a few minutes, you think he's done and he continues mocking saying "we'll go down there and you design the wall..We'll start a ladder company"...This is unbelievable


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

“Who you gonna kill today?”

How about some drug lords who are attempting to murder US citizens?


THIS is what happens when people vote for Democrats.

Our founding fathers are turning in their graves. Is this what we have let our great Republic become??

We MUST defeat this tyrant and all the rest of them. All DEMOCRATS MUST BE DEFEATED in order to stop Pelosi, Reid and Soetoro...

Back in the Vietnam War years, he had a peace symbol on the outside of his bank. .....freaking hippie! His Berkeley. constituents are getting what they want.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (7)


Obamacare’s First Pledge-Breaking Tax Hike Takes Effect July 1


Obamacare’s First Pledge-Breaking Tax Hike Takes Effect July 1 ( TOMORROW )

Barack Obama has some explaining to do. When he signed the healthcare bill into law, he formally broke his "firm pledge" to the American people that "no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase."

Among the twenty one tax hikes signed into law as part of Obamacare, at least seven directly break Obama's central campaign promise. The first of these tax hikes will take effect on July 1: the excise tax on indoor tanning services -- a 10 percent tax on the retail price of a tanning session.

Leaving no stone unturned in their petty hunt for tax revenue, Senate Democrats in December added the tax behind closed doors at the last minute. There is no exemption made for families making less than $250,000 per year, thus violating Obama's "firm pledge" to the American people.

Local news coverage from around the country has illustrated the paperwork and cost burden to salon owners, employees, and customers. The owner of two salons in Virginia has this to say about the new tax:

"It is very emotional to see your dream being literally shattered by someone in Washington."

Industry estimates from the Indoor Tanning Association show that 30 million Americans visit an indoor tanning facility in a given year, and over 50 percent of salon owners are women.

Obama first broke his tax pledge sixteen days into his presidency when he signed into law a 156 percent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco. At that time, Obama was rightly called out by Calvin Woodward of the Associated Press in a piece titled "Promises, Promises: Obama Tax Pledge Up in Smoke."

On April 15 of last year, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama's tax pledge "didn't come with caveats." And to this day, Obama's promise remains for all to see at the Change.gov website: "no family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase."

Twice during the month of April, however, Obama tried to amend the terms of his "firm pledge" by claiming his promise applies only to "income taxes" rather than "any form of taxes."

In his April 10 Weekly Radio Address, Obama said:

"And one thing we have not done is raise income taxes on families making less than $250,000. That's another promise we've kept."

In a speech on the evening of April 15, Obama repeated the truncated promise:

"And one thing we haven't done is raise income taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year -- another promise that we kept."

Obama's recent claims stand in stark contrast to his original promise:

"I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."

What do you say, President Obama?




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To protect you from these tax hikes, Americans for Tax Reform presents the “Obama Tax Hike Exemption Card”.

Source

The card fits neatly in your wallet and contains a list of the tax hikes signed into law by President Obama that violate his tax pledge, as well as a few other taxes that have been threatened: a European-style Value-Added Tax, Cap and Trade taxes, and even a federal soda tax.

Fill out the form below to get your Obama Tax Hike Exemption Card

How to use the card:

Step 1: Present the card to merchants, employers, and tax authorities.

Step 2: If challenged, pleasantly ask: “Are you calling President Obama a liar?”


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:54 AM | Comments (2)


LA Parish Pres. Billy Nungesser on Biden Visit: "I Was Disappointed, We Waited 3 Hours and I Got 30 Seconds With Him"



"We waited with the other Parish Presidents for over 3 hours, he [Biden] walked in, took a picture and was on his way, I got 30 seconds with him"

Biden "walked in, took a picture and was on his way"

Nungesser: "I thought we were gonna sit down and have a meeting... I wanted to show him my 5 point plan why the berms were important, why we have to have a long term plan... I said listen, tell the President it's not too late, but if we don't make some serious changes and a sense of urgency does not take hold here we will lose ths war and it will be his fault"

V.P. Biden has plenty of time to fly to Wisconsin for a fundraiser for Russ Feingold, go to the World Cup and watch soccer, come back and play golf with Obama, but he can't seem to find the time to listen to these Parish Presidents who are facing an absolute crisis in Louisiana..


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On Day 71, US ACCEPTS INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR GULF SPILL


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is accepting help from 12 countries and international organizations in dealing with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that the U.S. is working out the particulars of the help that's been accepted.

The identities of all 12 countries and international organizations were not immediately announced. One country was cited in the State Department statement -- Japan, which is providing two high-speed skimmers and fire containment boom.

More than 30 countries and international organizations have offered to help with the spill. The State Department hasn't indicated why some offers have been accepted and others have not.


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I saw this from Bobby Jindal at Facebook a friend had posted at their page.


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


All so Biden could give the news a photo to print and say he’d been there


Billy Nungesser on Day 71 (from the video): “And there is no sense of urgency to get it to work. If we brought all that kind of equipment [skimmers] and put it out there and this oil is light and we quit spraying dispersant and surround it with all these fleets from all over world we’d be kicking butt as the President says, out there before it comes ashore underneath the surface.”

Basically confirming that if the skimmers, in particular the Dutch skimmers, were deployed early, none of the oil would have reached the shore.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (5)


Jon "David" Kahn - " AMERICAN HEART "






Jon David releases “American Heart”video just in time for Independence Day.

Filmed on location across America.


Written and performed by Jon David Kahn
Directed by Andrew Marcus
Produced by Maura Flynn
Edited by Michael Kadela and Andrew Marcus

www.americanheartmusic.com

Next Peformance July 1. Troopathon to support soldiers with care packages from home. Hosted by Andrew Breitbart. I will be dedicating "American Heart" to my good friend CPT (CH) John Konugres who is being deployed to Afghanistan in mid July.

From his Facebook page.

""Go on raise the flag. I got stars in my eyes. I'm in love with Her. And I won't apologize"


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It turns out Tea Party regular Jon David, known for his song “American Heart,” is actually famous Hollywood screenwriter Jonathan Kahn.




Wearing a baseball cap and dark glasses, Jonathan Kahn became Jon David and then he took the Tea Party circuit by storm. He opened for Sarah Palin and sang his now famous song “American Heart” coast to coast and turned it into a YouTube sensation.

He also regularly wrote for Andrew Breitbart’s “Big Hollywood.” Kahn says he took the name Jon David and disguised himself with hat and glasses out of fear of retribution in his work life.

Kahn writes screenplays and soundtracks for major motion pictures and he says being a Conservative is the kiss of death in Hollywood.

He doesn’t really care about that anymore according to the WSJ. He says he’s lived in the shadows his entire adult life unable to speak his mind and he’s done with that. Kahn actually had two different mailing addresses and has literally been living a double life.


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

GREAT song! I like his voice too.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:49 AM | Comments (3)


GOP’s Eric Cantor Calls Obama’s “Bluff"



Obama's response to Eric Cantor might be.


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GOP Rep. Eric Cantor responding to President Obama’s cryptic assertion that he’s going to “call their bluff” – speaking of Republicans – next year by putting before the American people “some very difficult choices” on reducing the deficit.

Well, Cantor calls Obama’s bluff here, and calls on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to act “this year, not next year.”



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

I love that Eric Cantor did this. More and more we are seeing a good number of our side speaking up and in strong ways. I always let them know too we are watching and remembering those that speak up and to not weaken.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (1)


Sen. Sessions "Taken Aback" By Kagan Remarks






Sen. Jeff Sessions yesterday at the end of his questioning of Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan, saying to her that he was “taken aback” by her attempts to dodge the truth about how she prevented military recruiters from conducting their work at the Harvard Law School when she was Dean there, because she was trying to make a political statement against the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.


“I’m just a little taken aback by the tone of your remarks, because it’s unconnected to reality. I know what happened at Harvard. I know you were an outspoken leader against the military policy. I know you acted without legal authority to reverse Harvard’s policy and deny those – the military equal access to campus until you were threatened by the United States Government of loss of Federal Funds. This is what happened!”

Obama should never have nominated someone to sit on the Supreme Court who treated our military in this way. If she would act against the military to advance her political and social views, don’t you think she will use her position on the Supreme Court to do the same?


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

With every leftist appointment, with every new czar, with every additional usurpation of our sacred liberties, we march towards the inevitable conclusion to Obama's marxist folly. He will not be happy until there is blood in the streets.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (2)


11 Reasons to Vote for Democrats in November



11 Reasons to Vote for Democrats in November


The members of the Democrat party have given us a lot to consider before voting in November 2010. Here are just 11 reasons to consider voting for the Democrats.

Duane Lester at All American Blogger made this video.




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

Duane did a good job on this. There is so much he could use it would be a 10 hour video or more if he had put everything in it. But it is excelllent as it is and gives enough info, to a person how bad the dems are.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM


June 29, 2010

Americans Are Fed Up With Obama's Destroy America Agenda And Speaking Out!




The custard shop manager who was called a “smart-ass” by Vice President Joe Biden tells Greta Van Susteren that Biden was “pretty serious” and “wasn’t very happy” when he made the remark.




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Tea Party Protesters Greet VP Joe Biden in IN: “We’re Going to Vote these People out in 2010 and 2012″Video CLICK HERE


Louisville, Kentucky – Jeffersonville, Indiana area where Tea Party protesters turned out to greet Vice-President Joe Biden who was making a visit to the area yesterday. Here’s some of the comments from the Tea Party people:


“We’re here because we’re put out with politicians who don’t care what the people think. All of the polls show that the people do not agree with what is going on, and we’ll get it anyway. And we’re here to protest that.”


"We are put out with these politicians who no longer care what the people think," said Bill Crace, who is a member of the Clark County Tea Party Patriots. "All the polls show that the people don't agree with what's going on, but we get it anyway. We're here to protest that."

"I am here in protest of higher taxes, out of control spending the the ramming of legislature down our throats," said Lisa Morris, who is also part of the Clark County Tea Party Patriots. "We feel we're being taxed without representation."

Republican Todd Lally, who is running for Louisville's 3rd district Congressional seat against Rep. John Yarmuth (D), spoke at the rally.

"We're unhappy with the direction of our country," said Lally. "They come in here and they preach about jobs coming to our community when, in fact, we still have 10% unemployment in Jefferson County. I'm here to say you can toot your own horn, but the scoreboard says something else.


"I am just fed up to here with the policies that are going on," said Sandra Scott, from Sellersburg, Indiana. "I've never been an activist, but this year I'm going to be out there and we're going to vote these people out in 2010 and again in 2012."


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

In the video of the Tea Party people notice the size difference between the biden group and the Tea Party group.


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Dennis Prager Is Asked What Is The Greatest Threat To America







Dennis Prager Q & A At University of Denver.

A highlight reel of Dennis Prager’s remarks from a panel (with Sarah Palin and Hugh Hewitt) put together May 24 at the University of Denver. He talks about the most fundamental threat to America in existence.


The event covered the bases of what constitutes inspiring conservatism.

HERE is theh LINK to the video that Sarah did of her speech. Her video is an hour in length.

http://www.palintv.com/palintv-player/?bcpid=61264526001&bctid=87468957001




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

Great speeches and I had not heard about this before.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (2)


Rolling Thunder 2010 - A Marine's Vigil




A solitary Marine holds vigil at full attention during the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally in tribute to fallen comrades.


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Taken from .....

In the Company of the Brave

By Kit Jarrell


I had heard of a Marine who stands in the median and salutes as all the bikes go by. I needed to see this for myself, and when I asked someone about it they said, "The Marine? He's right down there. Just go around this way and down to the corner."

I ran.
It's silly now to think of, but somehow I was afraid he wouldn't be there anymore if I moved slowly, if I took my time walking down there. I should have known better. The Marines never just quit.
As I drew closer to the corner the crowd thickened considerably, and yet everyone moved when I asked to get by. "I need to see the Marine," I would say, and the others would nod and let me pass. They understood.
Finally I stood in the best place I could, and there he was, saluting proudly, wearing his dress blues, medals glinting in the sun. He looked like a lion there, regally standing, ever vigilant. His face was lined with the memories of conflict, but his eyes were those of a resolute warrior. His arm never faltered and his feet never moved, even though standing in the heat and sun must have been incredibly draining. For 45 minutes he stood there with his fingers at his brow - statuesque, a testament to the stamina, the fortitude, and the selflessness of the Marine Corps.
I kept taking pictures until the tears blurred my eyes. My heart simply broke as I watched veteran after veteran ride by this man and salute him back. All these men have given so much, for so long. Everything washed over me then, and I cried for it all: their missing limbs and loved ones, their nightmares and tragedies, their tiny homes underneath white stone at Arlington. They gave themselves, and sometimes lost everything, but in their sacrifice we stand here today, more free than any people on earth. I could not ever repay them. None of us could.
I finish writing this as I sit on my couch in Tulsa, with my little boy playing outside safely and John Wayne leading Marine pilots into battle on the TV. I am blessed, for I live in the company of the brave.




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


SSgt. Tim Chambers is stationed in Camp Pendleton and has been saluting the riders of Rolling Thunder for six years. He pays his own way to DC each Memorial Day weekend.

SSgt. Tim Chambers can be reached HERE......

tim4america@aol.com


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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)


Obama Can Shut Down Internet For 4 Months Under New Emergency Powers




Confronting threats ranging from Chinese superhackers to the release of secret documents on WikiLeaks and other whistleblowing websites, the Obama administration may be on the verge of assuming broad new powers to regulate the Internet on national-security grounds.

“The way it seems to be worded, the bill could easily represent a threat to free speech,” said Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

The bill would grant President Obama the power to declare a “national cyber-emergency” at his discretion.


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Obama Can Shut Down Internet For 4 Months Under New Emergency Powers


Obama will be handed the power to shut down the Internet for at least four months without Congressional oversight if the Senate votes for the infamous Internet ‘kill switch’ bill, which was approved by a key Senate committee yesterday and now moves to the floor.


The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, which is being pushed hard by Senator Joe Lieberman, would hand absolute power to the federal government to close down networks, and block incoming Internet traffic from certain countries under a declared national emergency.

Despite the Center for Democracy and Technology and 23 other privacy and technology organizations sending letters to Lieberman and other backers of the bill expressing concerns that the legislation could be used to stifle free speech, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed in the bill in advance of a vote on the Senate floor.

In response to widespread criticism of the bill, language was added that would force the government to seek congressional approval to extend emergency measures beyond 120 days. Still, this would hand Obama the authority to shut down the Internet on a whim without Congressional oversight or approval for a period of no less than four months.

The Senators pushing the bill rejected the claim that the bill was a ‘kill switch’ for the Internet, not by denying that Obama would be given the authority to shut down the Internet as part of this legislation, but by arguing that he already had the power to do so.


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Lieberman: China Can Shut Down The Internet, Why Can’t We?

Senator Joe Lieberman, co-author of a bill that would give President Obama a ‘kill switch’ to shut down parts of the Internet, attempted to reassure CNN viewers yesterday that concerns about the government regulating free speech on the web were overblown, but he only stoked more alarm by citing China, a country that censors all online dissent against the state, as the model to which American should compare itself.

“Right now China, the government, can disconnect parts of its Internet in case of war and we need to have that here too,” said Lieberman.

The Senator’s reference to China is a telling revelation of what the cybersecurity agenda is really all about. China’s vice-like grip over its Internet systems has very little to do with “war” and everything to do with silencing all dissent against the state.

Chinese Internet censorship is imposed via a centralized government blacklist of any websites that contain criticism of the state, porn, or any other content deemed unsuitable by the authorities. Every time you attempt to visit a website, you are re-routed through the government firewall, often making for long delays and crippling speeds.

China has exercised its power to shut down the Internet, something that Lieberman wants to introduce in the U.S., at politically sensitive times in order to stem the flow of information about government abuse and atrocities.

Major websites like Twitter, Google and You Tube have also been shut down either temporarily or permanently by Chinese authorities.

Chinese authorities are now going further than merely maintaining a “blacklist” of banned websites by instituting a “whitelist” of allowed websites, a move that “could potentially place much of the Internet off-limits to Chinese readers”. Websites not pre-registered with the government would be completely blocked to all Internet users, meaning “millions of completely innocuous sites” would be banned. This equates to requiring government approval to set up a website, which would obviously not be granted if the person or organization making the application has a history of or is likely to engage in dissent against the state.

President Obama himself has criticized Chinese Internet censorship as a hindrance to the free flow of information and allowing citizens to hold their governments accountable, and yet Lieberman wants to hand Obama similar powers.




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

Thanks a lot Lieberman.....NOT! It says a committee passed this, so that means it is not final yet. I hope they vote this down and then tell Lieberman the heck off about it.

The dems should hate it as much as we would. Sites like DU and Daily Kos etc. they would also be effected and the dems better remember, these dictator laws they pass will be in effect when WE take our country back. Think about that one Lieberman, want us to shut you up when we get back in the majority and take the WH back?????


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


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


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


Government Must “Stop Spending, Stop Spending, Stop Spending!”





Rick Santelli on fire, speaking for the American People and shouting to the Obama Administration that they must “Stop Spending, Stop Spending, Stop Spending.”

That's what we want! Stop spending," Rick Santelli yelled from the floor of the Chicago Board of Traders.

"Go back to Russia where you understand the state and the citizen," Santelli told CNBC analyst Steve Liesman after he argued against the benefits of tax cuts.


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Rick Santelli hammering his colleague, and liberal economist Steve Liesman for advocating high government spending as opposed cutting taxes to help the economy. Santelli said it’s time for government to be more prudent, and Liesman challenged him by asking, “When are we going to do that?” Santelli responded with “November 2. November 2 is the day.” He was referring to Election Day, November 2, as the moment when America can turn back from the radical course of the Obama Administration.


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Hotel owner Steve Wynn describes this administration and Congress's policies. As he says repeatedly, it is a combination of the insane spending and regulatory policies of the Democrats and the complete uncertainty this creates for business.



And also this from American Thinker:

by James Simpson


Nothing discourages business more than uncertainty, and the Obama administration has introduced a climate of uncertainty in this country that is unprecedented in our history. Even during war, no American ever seriously believed anyone would come along and attempt to change the fundamental structure of our society. But it is happening now before our eyes!


The corruption of this administration, the fraud occupying the White House and the revolting, despicable scumbags running Congress, defy description. They are corrupt, subhuman slugs.



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

God bless Rick Santelli and Steve Wynn.


How long before biden calls Santelli and Steve Wynn a “smartass”?

After what Obama did to Las Vegas, it is unforgivable how he destroyed it's economy with his comments and threats.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (2)


Awesome Arizona Governor Brewer Responds After Meeting With Obama's Officials







A Disappointed Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Talks To Press After Meeting With WH Officials


The Texas and Arizona governors criticized the Obama administration's border security plans Monday, saying not enough National Guard troops are being deployed to their states.

"What we heard wasn't anything what we hoped to hear," Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer told reporters after a 90-minue briefing by federal officials sent by President Barack Obama.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican like Brewer, said the deployment to his state was "insufficient to meet the needs of securing the Texas-Mexico border."

A White House statement said plans to deploy 1,200 additional National Guard soldiers along the U.S.-Mexico border would "complement the unprecedented resources and additional efforts already devoted by this administration to securing the Southwest border."

Arizona would get 524 National Guard troops, Texas would get 250, California 224 and New Mexico 72, officials said. Another 130 would be at a national liaison office.




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

She's pissed and she has every right to be. Governor Brewer is a credit to the United States of America. She deserves a medal.... hopefully, history books will reflect her courage.

Obama should be brought up on charges of treason!

If the Feds get their way on immigration, there will be a complete breakdown of the rule of law. What law-abiding U.S. citizen is going to obey federal laws?



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


U.S. Supreme Court Rules Chicago Gun Ban is Unconstitutional



U.S. Supreme Court Monday struck down Chicago's ban on private ownership of handguns, saying the Second Amendment applies to states and municipalities as well as the federal government.

The high court extended its 2008 ruling in Heller vs. United States, which allowed residents in Washington, a federal enclave, to have guns for self-defense in their homes.


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Supreme Court votes 5-4 Weighs Right to Bear Arms


U.S. Supreme Court Rules Chicago Gun Ban is Unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the right to “keep and bear arms” in a decision announced to day to reverse the Chicago gun ban. In making this ruling, the court is essentially making it clear that the right to “keep and bear arms” applies to gun control laws at the local and state level as well as the federal.:


Supreme Court Opinion: Two years ago, in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. ___, this Court held that the Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of self-defense and struck down a District of Columbia law that banned the possession of handguns in the home. Chicago (hereinafter City) and the village of Oak Park, a Chicago suburb, have laws effectively banning handgun possession by almost all private citizens. After Heller, petitioners filed this federal suit against the City, which was consolidated with two related actions, alleging that the City’s handgun ban has left them vulnerable to criminals. They sought a declaration that the ban and several re-lated City ordinances violate the Second and Fourteenth Amendments. Rejecting petitioners’ argument that the ordinances are un-constitutional, the court noted that the Seventh Circuit previously had upheld the constitutionality of a handgun ban, that Heller had explicitly refrained from opining on whether the Second Amendment applied to the States, and that the court had a duty to follow established Circuit precedent. The Seventh Circuit affirmed, relying on three 19th-century cases—United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U. S. 542, Presser v. Illinois, 116 U. S. 252, and Miller v. Texas, 153 U. S. 535— which were decided in the wake of this Court’s interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment’s Privileges or Immunities Clause in the Slaughter-House Cases, 16 Wall. 36.


Held: The judgment is reversed, and the case is remanded……. FULL OPINION ( PDF )




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Brit Hume explaining liberal hatred of gun rights



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

Thank God five Supreme Court justices saw fit to, you know, respect that part of the Constitution.
They ALL should have but thank God for the five at least.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (3)


June 28, 2010

NRA Issues Gag Order to Its Board Members on Elena Kagan




NRA Issues Gag Order to Its Board Members on Elena Kagan

RedState


Internal Senate emails confirmed by NRA Board Members are highlighting just how far the National Rifle Association has fallen.

The organization recently collaborated with the left to obtain a carve out of the DISCLOSE Act, legislation designed to silence bloggers and outside interest groups like tea party activists. This was a first amendment issue and the NRA gladly took a position and campaigned for its members to take a position on the DISCLOSE Act.

One of the NRA’s chief arguments was that it needed the carve out to be effective in its advocacy of Second Amendment issues. But here’s the problem: these internal Senate emails confirmed by NRA Board Members show that the National Rifle Association’s management team has explicitly and directly told the NRA’s board they are prohibited from testifying about second amendment issues during the Elena Kagan confirmation hearings.

That’s right: the foremost gun rights lobby in the nation is prohibiting its board from testifying in the Elena Kagan confirmation hearings about the second amendment.

The NRA did issue a statement on Friday after the internal Senate email began leaking out informing people of the gag order. The statement noted Kagan’s problematic record on guns, but that’s just smoke and mirrors. Don’t believe them when they say they are working with Senators to investigate her record. If they were really working with Senators, they would have accepted an invitation to testify on the Kagan nomination when they were invited. The gag order on board members is not limited to providing testimony, but it prohibits board members from coming out against Kagan in their individual capacity.

If the NRA is really working with pro-guns Senators and Kagan is really hostile to Second Amendment rights, which she is, they will score her confirmation vote and actually make the score count this time, unlike they did on the confirmation of Sonya Sotomayor. With Sotomayor, they waited until several days after RedState began demanding a score and then, in effect, announced they’d score it and ignore it.

First they collaborated with the left to get the DISCLOSE Act through the House, now they are blocking their own from speaking out against Elena Kagan. Is this the deal the NRA cut with the left? They get a carveout and shut up their board?




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NRA Discourages Board Members From Testifying Against Kagan


Politics Daily

On the eve of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan -- and for the second time in two weeks -- the National Rifle Association (NRA) is under fire from conservatives.


According to RedState's Erick Erickson, a prominent conservative blogger, "internal Senate emails confirmed by NRA Board Members show that the National Rifle Association's management team has explicitly and directly told the NRA's board they are prohibited from testifying about second amendment issues" during the Kagan hearings.


It turns out that during the confirmation hearings for then-Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, the testimony of former NRA President Sandy Froman angered current NRA leadership, because she didn't obtain permission to appear at the hearing – and because she appeared as former President of the NRA (she's also a Harvard Law grad a practicing attorney). The situation worsened when several members of the NRA board of directors also signed a letter opposing Sotomayor.


As one prominent board member (who asked not to be named) told me, Chris Cox, the executive director of the association's lobbying arm, NRA-ILA, "was livid because he didn't 'authorize' them to speak directly to Congress." After the Sotomayor hearings, a letter was sent to all NRA board members reminding them they did not speak for the NRA or the board.

Of three NRA board members I contacted, only one confirmed "explicitly and directly" receiving any sort of directive that could be interpreted as a "gag order" regarding Kagan. But all three sources confirmed that NRA board members actively opposed to Sotomayor's confirmation have been severely chastised "to the degree that they would not speak out against Kagan" (as one board member – who requested anonymity – told me).


Because most members of the NRA's board of directors are also heavily involved in numerous other conservative organizations, it seems unusual the NRA would expect board members to remain silent on the Kagan nomination (in fact, many have already spoken out).


These conservatives also see the NRA as having become too much a part of the "Washington scene" in recent years.

It is also important to note that it was only after pressure from conservatives that the NRA agreed to "score" the Sotomayor vote. Deciding to score a vote is important because it means Senators who voted for confirmation received a lower grade on the powerful gun lobby's scorecard.

And this perception was reinforced just a couple of weeks ago when the NRA came under heavy public criticism from conservatives – including a member of their board of directors -- for working with Democrats on a "carve out" exempting the NRA from proposed campaign finance disclosure rules that conservatives view as limiting free speech.



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

I think the NRA has been infiltrated by the libs. This would never have happened 20 years ago. They need to clean house big time for one thing.

This proves the maxim - if an organization is not specifially conservative, it will eventually drift leftward.

If they go back to being what they used to be I would become a member again. BUT not until they do, it is hard enough to have to fight back aganist the left then to add in fighting back a group etc, that is supposed to be on the side of our Constitution.

The other day someone told me that The Second Amendment Sisters were right on top of the Katrina Gun Grab issue, immediately denouncing it and getting the ball rolling. The NRA came late to the party and as the big dog, got more credit than they deserved. I thought that was interesting, I didn't know that before.


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Senator Robert Byrd Dead at 92 (1917-2010 )




The training of these poor creatures... to turn themselves into fighting machines is simply barbaric. Barbaric. Barbaric! ...Barbaric!
Let that word resound from hill to hill and from mountain to mountain, valley to valley across this broad land!
Barbaric, barbaric.


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Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a Democrat who served in the U.S. Senate since 1959, had been plagued by health problems in recent years. Longest-Serving U.S. Senator dead at 92.


FOX news


Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, the longest-serving senator in American history, died Monday at the age of 92, a spokesman for the family said.

Byrd, a Democrat who served in the U.S. Senate since 1959, had been plagued by health problems in recent years and was confined to a wheelchair. He had skipped several votes in Congress in the past months.

Jesse Jacobs, a family spokesman, said Byrd died peacefully at about 3 a.m. at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Va.

He was the oldest member of the 111th Congress.

The passing of Sen. Byrd will not affect the balance of power in the Senate. West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, a Democrat, will appoint a replacement senator to serve out the remainder of Byrd's term which ends in 2012.

Byrd held a number of leadership roles during his tenure in the Senate, including conference secretary, majority whip and majority leader -- twice.

Prior to his death, Byrd worked as the president pro tempore -- the second highest ranking official in the Senate and the highest ranking senator in the majority party, putting Byrd third in line to the presidency.

He also served as the senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. Other committees on which Byrd served were the Senate Budget, Armed Services and Rules and Administration Committees.

Byrd, who never lost an election, cast more than 18,540 roll call votes -- more than any other senator in U.S. history. He had a 98 percent attendance record in his more than five decades of service in the Senate, according to his Web site.

Byrd was born Cornelius Calvin Sale, Jr. in North Wilkesboro, N.C., in 1917. When his mother died in the 1918 flu pandemic, he was sent to live with his aunt and uncle, who renamed him Robert Carlyle Byrd and raised him in the coal-mining region of southern West Virginia.

He received his law degree from American University in 1963, and his undergraduate degree from Marshall University in 1994 -- at age 76.

Byrd was widely regarded as a pre-eminent expert on constitutional law and legislative procedures. Because of his intimate knowledge of Senate rules, he was both feared and respected by his political opponents.

He helped win ratification of the Panama Canal Treaty and was well known for steering federal dollars to his home state. He was also a strong opponent to the Iraq war and vehemently defended minority party rights in the Senate.

He was elected to Congress in 1952, representing West Virginia's 6th Congressional District. Six years later, he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Byrd threw his support behind Barack Obama a week after the then-senator lost the West Virginia Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential campaign -- an endorsement that symbolized the shift in his views on race.

Once a member of the Klu Klux Klan, it was the defining moment in his lifelong effort to convince the American public of his changed views on race.

"I have done my best to do the right thing," Byrd said during a March 2005 interview with FOX News, during which he was questioned about his KKK membership in the early 1940s.

"The people of West Virginia know that. They know the history. And they put it aside. They continue to return me. I was wrong, as many young men are wrong today, even when they join groups. That's all in the past," Byrd said.

Byrd characterized himself as a "born-again" Christian whose views on race were changed by "time, reflection and the teachings of the Bible."


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More THREATS From Obama As He WARNS He'll Present "Very Difficult Choices to the Country" Next Year






Speaking at a press conference at the G20 Summit in Canada yesterday, Obama lectured everyone about how we need to learn that he does what he says he will do.

Obama:

"For some reason people keep being surprised when I do what I said I was going to do. So, I say I’m going to reform our HCR, and people say well gosh that’s not smart politics maybe we should hold off. Or I say we’re going to move forward on DADT and somehow people say well why are you doing that, I’m not sure that’s good politics.

I’m doing it because I said I was going to do it, and I think it’s the right thing to do. And people should learn that lesson about me, because next year when I start presenting some very difficult choices to the country I hope some of these folks who are hollering about deficit and debt step up cause I’m calling their bluff"


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Look at P.M. Cameron with a confused look on his face while Obama speaks to the media. LOL

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, watches as U.S. President Barack Obama, not seen, talks to media during their bilateral meeting on the sidelinesof the G20 summit in Toronto, Saturday, June 26




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

He did not say what “choices” he is talking about.

I am so sick of his threats to people, to us as citizens and to heck anyone that disagrees with him.

Go to hell Obama and your wife along with you. Get somebody else to pay for your agenda of reparations and communism.

Obama had his ass handed to him at the G8/G20 conference, where Canada's Stephen Harper prevailed in his call for reduced government spending and no bank tax. Obama sounds like he’s PO’d that he didn’t get his way, so he’s setting it up to fail.

I also hold everyone who voted for this POS to be held accountable!!!


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General Faces Unease Among His Own Troops, Too


A soldier shielded himself from dust as an Army helicopter took off after picking up wounded Afghan National Army soldiers near Kandahar, Afghanistan



General Faces Unease Among His Own Troops, Too

By C. J. CHIVERS


Riding shotgun in an armored vehicle as it passed through the heat and confusion of southern Afghanistan this month, an Army sergeant spoke into his headset, summarizing a sentiment often heard in the field this year.

“I wish we had generals who remembered what it was like when they were down in a platoon,” he said to a reporter in the back. “Either they never have been in real fighting, or they forgot what it’s like.”

The sergeant was speaking of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal and the circle of counterinsurgents who since last year have been running the Afghan war, and who have, as a matter of both policy and practice, made it much more difficult for troops to use airstrikes and artillery in the fight against the Taliban.

No matter the outcome of his meeting on Wednesday in Washington over caustic comments he and his staff made about President Obama and his national security team, the general, or his successor, faces problems from a constituency as important as his bosses and that no commander wants to lose: his own troops.

As levels of violence in Afghanistan climb, there is a palpable and building sense of unease among troops surrounding one of the most confounding questions about how to wage the war: when and how lethal force should be used.

Since last year, the counterinsurgency doctrine championed by those now leading the campaign has assumed an almost unchallenged supremacy in the ranks of the American military’s career officers. The doctrine, which has been supported by both the Bush and Obama administrations, rests on core assumptions, including that using lethal force against an insurgency intermingled with a civilian population is often counterproductive.

Since General McChrystal assumed command, he has been a central face and salesman of this idea, and he has applied it to warfare in a tangible way: by further tightening rules guiding the use of Western firepower — airstrikes and guided rocket attacks, artillery barrages and even mortar fire — to support troops on the ground.

“Winning hearts and minds in COIN is a coldblooded thing,” General McChrystal was quoted as telling an upset American soldier in the Rolling Stone profile that has landed him in trouble. “The Russians killed 1 million Afghans, and that didn’t work.” COIN is the often used abbreviation for counterinsurgency.

The rules have shifted risks from Afghan civilians to Western combatants. They have earned praise in many circles, hailed as a much needed corrective to looser practices that since 2001 killed or maimed many Afghan civilians and undermined support for the American-led war.

But the new rules have also come with costs, including a perception now frequently heard among troops that the effort to limit risks to civilians has swung too far, and endangers the lives of Afghan and Western soldiers caught in firefights with insurgents who need not observe any rules at all.

Young officers and enlisted soldiers and Marines, typically speaking on the condition of anonymity to protect their jobs, speak of “being handcuffed,” of not being trusted by their bosses and of being asked to battle a canny and vicious insurgency “in a fair fight.”

Some rules meant to enshrine counterinsurgency principles into daily practices, they say, do not merely transfer risks away from civilians. They transfer risks away from the Taliban.

Before the rules were tightened, one Army major who had commanded an infantry company said, “firefights in Afghanistan had a half-life.” By this he meant that skirmishes often were brief, lasting roughly a half-hour. The Taliban would ambush patrols and typically break contact and slip away as patrol leaders organized and escalated Western firepower in response.
Now, with fire support often restricted, or even idled, Taliban fighters seem noticeably less worried about an American response, many soldiers and Marines say. Firefights often drag on, sometimes lasting hours, and costing lives. The United States’ material advantages are not robustly applied; troops are engaged in rifle-on-rifle fights on their enemy’s turf.
One Marine infantry lieutenant, during fighting in Marja this year, said he had all but stopped seeking air support while engaged in firefights. He spent too much time on the radio trying to justify its need, he said, and the aircraft never arrived or they arrived too late or the pilots were reluctant to drop their ordnance.
“I’m better off just trying to fight my fight, and maneuver the squads, and not waste the time or focus trying to get air,” he said.
Several infantrymen have also said that the rules are so restrictive that pilots are often not allowed to attack fixed targets — say, a building or tree line from which troops are taking fire — unless they can personally see the insurgents doing the firing.
This has led to situations many soldiers describe as absurd, including decisions by patrol leaders to have fellow soldiers move briefly out into the open to draw fire once aircraft arrive, so the pilots might be cleared to participate in the fight.

Moments like those bring into sharp relief the grand puzzle faced by any outside general trying to wage war in Afghanistan. An American counterinsurgency campaign seeks support from at least two publics — the Afghan and the American. Efforts to satisfy one can undermine support in the other.

The restrictions on using fire support are part of a larger bundle of instructions, known as rules of engagement, that guide decisions on how troops can interact with Afghans, and how they can fight. The rules have shifted frequently over the years, becoming tighter and tighter.


Each change, often at the urging of the government of President Hamid Karzai, has shown the delicacy of the balance.

NATO needs the Afghan government’s support. But restrictions that are popular in Kabul have often alienated soldiers and Marines whose lives are at stake, including rules that limit when Western troops can enter Afghan homes. Such rules, soldiers and Marines say, concede advantages to insurgents, making it easier for them to hide, to fight, to meet and to store their weapons or assemble their makeshift bombs.

It is an axiom of military service that troops gripe; venting is part of barracks and battlefield life. Troops complain about food, equipment, lack of sleep, delays in their transportation and the weather where they work.

Complaints about how they are allowed to fight are another matter and can be read as a sign of deeper disaffection and strains within the military over policy choices. One Army colonel, in a conversation this month, said the discomfort and anger about the rules had reached a high pitch.
“The troops hate it,” he said. “Right now we’re losing the tactical-level fight in the chase for a strategic victory. How long can that be sustained?”

Whatever the fate of General McChrystal, the Pentagon’s Afghan conundrum remains. No one wants to advocate loosening rules that might see more civilians killed. But no one wants to explain whether the restrictions are increasing the number of coffins arriving at Dover Air Force Base, and seeding disillusionment among those sent to fight.




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

This article is from the NY Times, and it is about Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal and our troops.

I hope and pray there will be some big changes in the R.O.E.'s!!!


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:49 AM | Comments (4)


Financial De-form





Financial Deform

Investors Business Daily


Regulation: The financial reform bill that's about to be passed is reform in name only. It does little to correct the problems that led to our meltdown, and may do more harm by giving people a false sense of security.

The media have called this "compromise" legislation the most sweeping change in U.S. financial regulation since the 1930s. Which is saying a lot.

The two sponsors, Rep. Barney Frank and Sen. Chris Dodd, are as much responsible for the financial crisis as any two people in America. Yet, we're now supposed to believe that they, and their flailing party, which can't even meet its legal obligation to produce a budget, have now fixed our financial system.

President Obama crowed about it in the press, and planned to use the bill as leverage in negotiations with his European counterparts at the G-20 meeting. Obama hopes to sign the bill by July 4.

Before you get too excited, you should know the "compromise" in Dodd-Frank isn't between Republicans and Democrats, but between Democrats and Democrats. In short, it's the left's idea of how to regulate Wall Street. And while some things in the bill aren't bad, most of it is.

We won't go into everything the bill would do, since the 2,000-page tome can't be distilled into a few easy-to-digest bullet points. But what we can tell you is what it doesn't do, which is plenty. In fact, the bill fails to address any of the key issues raised by the 2007-08 market meltdown, while imposing onerous new restrictions on both banks and consumers.

For instance: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were inarguably at the heart of the financial crisis, and which have already cost U.S. taxpayers $146 billion (with hundreds of billions more on the way), aren't addressed in this bill at all.

This is insane, given the role these two government-sponsored enterprises played both in encouraging lending to poor, unqualified homebuyers and repackaging those securitized loans for resale to banks and investors around the world.

Worse, the bill does nothing to amend the "too-big-to-fail" doctrine that has guided U.S. banking policy for decades. Any bank that runs into trouble can still walk up to Uncle Sam's borrowing window and, hand outstretched, ask for money. And if the bank is politically connected or very large, it will get it.

This puts every small bank, investor or lender at a huge disadvantage, since they're most certainly not "too big to fail." This is a big reason why the biggest U.S. banks didn't squawk too much about the legislation. As bad as it is, it gives them a competitive edge.

The bill also gives federal regulators sweeping new powers to seize and break up financial firms. Good idea, you say? Remember: The government also gets to decide what is a "financial" firm. Does GM, which makes loans, fall into that category? How about Wal-Mart, which issues its own credit cards?

In effect, this lets the government seize and dismantle the assets of almost any company — and then force others to pay for it.

The bill also creates a new agency inside the Federal Reserve that will have extensive power over consumer lenders. Hold the applause, because likely new limits on checking account fees and interest on credit cards will mean less access to credit, not more.

Another part of the bill, and one that's gotten little attention, makes changes to the amount of capital banks must keep to back up their loans. Banks eventually will be forced to raise more capital, or to reduce their lending. It also gives the government oversight over the $600 trillion derivatives market, without telling us what the rules will be. That, no doubt, will be left to bureaucrats.

We've just scratched the surface here. We'll have more to say in coming weeks as we plow through this monster of a bill that appears to reform little but harm a lot.


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Lawmakers guide Dodd-Frank bill for Wall Street reform into homestretch


The Washington Post

Nearly two years after tremors on Wall Street set off a historic economic downturn, congressional leaders greenlighted a bill early Friday that would leave the financial industry largely intact but facing a more powerful network of regulators who could impose limits on risky activities.

The final bill took shape after a 20-hour marathon negotiation between House and Senate leaders seeking to reconcile their separate versions. The legislation puts a lot of faith in the watchful eye of regulators to prevent another financial crisis. New agencies would police consumer lending, the invention of financial products and the trading of exotic securities known as derivatives. Bank supervisors would have the power to seize large, troubled financial firms whose collapse could threaten the entire system. The bill calls for banks to hold more money in reserve to weather economic storms but leaves the details to regulators.

The House and Senate are set to vote on the legislation next week, and administration officials said President Obama could sign it into law before July 4.

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The bill's final passage would set off a rush of activity. Two long-standing bank regulators would be combined, and regulators would have to launch more than 20 studies on controversial topics such as limiting the risky activities of big financial firms and setting precise capital reserve standards for banks.

Some administration officials acknowledged that leaving so much decision-making in the hands of regulators could open the process to lobbying by the financial industry. Many bank supervisors, in fact, work inside the headquarters of the biggest financial firms and have close relationships with the executives of the companies they regulate.

Among the first tasks for the administration would be to set up a new consumer protection bureau that would monitor credit card companies, mortgage brokers and banks to make sure consumers have clear information about financial products.

The new agency, while housed in the Federal Reserve, would have its own budget and director appointed by the president and would have wide authority to write consumer protection rules and enforce them with civil penalties. It could, for instance, force mortgage lenders to be more upfront about possible interest increases in adjustable-rate loans. During the crisis, many borrowers were caught off guard by the rise in rates on such loans.


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"It's a great moment. I'm proud to have been here," said a teary-eyed Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), who as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee led the effort in the Senate. "No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. But we believe we've done something that has been needed for a long time. It took a crisis to bring us to the point where we could actually get this job done."




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

Kiss individual freedom good-bye and kiss capitalism good-bye.


Soros has been pushing this, wants more global controls on US and our economy.

Look at this that Chris Dodd said sheesh! ......"“It’s a great moment. I’m proud to have been here,” said a teary-eyed Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), who as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee led the effort in the Senate. “No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. But we believe we’ve done something that has been needed for a long time. It took a crisis to bring us to the point where we could actually get this job done.”


.... Thank you Jim for sending this to 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



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Obama Agenda Destory America's Economy With His "Stimulus" Bill and Bailouts Costing Over $5 Trillion!!


Harry Reid says the Stimulus Bill is at a Trillion Dollars


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True Cost of Bogus "Stimulus," $3.27 Trillion, Plus Likely Bailouts = Over $5 Trillion (not Including Obama's "Healthcare" and "Environmental" Costs)

It's intentionally destroying the economy, "stupid."

This "stimulus" of manufactured catastrophe: $3.37T + total "bank bailouts": $1.8T + expected state bailouts: $40B+ (I.O's rough estimate) = roughly $5.2-trillion, over the next ten years. That does not include planned "healthcare reform," nor the punitive effects of the "environmental" ploys of the Obama despots (e.g., "cap and trade," socialist make-work projects), etc.

Accumulated, this will not stimulate the economy. It will destroy the economy and our livelihoods. There will not be that much available money in a world this will drive into recession. Therefore, once again: we see the Sorosian tactics of destroying currency (including extreme inflation) and this time, our entire economy -- perhaps, nearly the entire world's economy, as the dominoes fall.

Is there anyone who can deny that these people seek to eliminate the free American economy, as they would send us into depression, and turn the American "masses" into proletariat dependents upon the state?

From the Heritage Foundation...

All of the major news outlets are reporting that the stimulus bill voted out of conference committee last night has a meager $789 billion price tag. This number is pure fantasy. No one believes that the increased funding for programs the left loves like Head Start, Medicaid, COBRA, and the Earned Income Tax Credit is in anyway temporary. No Congress under control of the left will ever cut funding for these programs. So what is the true cost of the stimulus if these spending increases are made permanent?
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) asked the Congressional Budget Office to estimate the impact of permanently extending the 20 most popular provisions of the stimulus bill. What did the CBO find? As you can see from the table below, the true 10 year cost of the stimulus bill $2.527 trillion in in spending with another $744 billion cost in debt servicing. Total bill for the Generational Theft Act: $3.27 trillion.

Do you not understand what Obama, Pelosi, etc. mean by "transformational" and by Obama's claim, "I will change the world?"



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

We have never seen anything like this before. It is shocking and I have no clue how to stop this insanity. God help us and our country. Obama is running it into the ground.


....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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Move America Forward's Third Annual Troopathon






Move America Forward's third annual Troopathon is a nationwide campaign to send the largest shipment of care packages to our troops in history. The effort centers on an 8 hour live webcast July 1st, 2010 at Troopathon.org with pro-troop celebrities coming together to support our troops.


You can visit http://www.troopathon.org for more details.



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Mark Williams for Troopathon 2010 "Standing for Our Soldiers"
He speaks about our awesome Vietnam Veterans as well as our troops today. ~Wild Thiing




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Mark Levin will Join Troopathon 2010 “Standing for Our Soldiers”

Laura Ingraham and Michael Graham Join Troopathon Cast

Ambassador John Bolton and Frank Gaffney Join Troopathon Guest List

Andrew Breitbart Returns to Repeat Co-Hosting of Troopathon

Dennis Miller, Mancow Muller and Noel Sheppard Joining Troopathon

see more names further down this post.







Kelsey Grammer for the Troopathon


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Dennis Miller for our troops


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Hollywood legend Jane Russell will be featured on Troopathon

Classic movie goddess Jane Russell — at age 89 — will be part of the burgeoning cast for Troopathon 2010, an 8-hour live broadcast from the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library. The event to raise money for care packages sent to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan was organized by Move America Forward .


Other guests who will join live or via video feed July 1 include Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Michael Graham, Frank Gaffney — broadcasters all — plus actor Gary Sinise, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton .



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Gary Sinise supports the troops


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Durbin Asks Obama To Appoint Carp Czar




I typed Carp into YouTube and this video above was at the top of the list. ~ Wild Thing



Durbin asks Obama to appoint carp czar

Chicago news now


As concerns mount about the presence of Asian carp near Lake Michigan, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin today urged President Obama to appoint a carp czar to oversee efforts to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes.


"We need to have one person who coordinates the efforts of the federal, state and local agencies that are doing everything they can to keep the Asian carp out of Lake Michigan," Durbin said during a news conference at the Shedd Aquarium. "We believe it's absolutely essential."

Durbin was responding to the discovery of a bighead carp, a variety of Asian carp, during routine sampling this week in Lake Calumet, just six miles from Lake Michigan. Standing beside environmental advocates who have championed closing Chicago-area locks as a way to prevent carp from entering Lake Michigan, Durbin called the finding a possible "game changer" and said "we have to take it very seriously."

Durbin said scientists will try to determine where the carp came from, whether it was likely dumped there or whether it reached the lake by swimming up the Chicago water system. That's a critical question as biologists try to figure out how many Asian carp may be lurking below the water's surface.

Durbin said he plans to introduce a bill next week that will ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to look at "hydrologic separation" between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, a potentially massive engineering feat that would require severing the 100-year-old, man-made shipping corridors that now link the two waterways. Durbin expects the Army Corps to deliver its report within 18 months.
"This isn't just a matter of the Asian carp, but any other invasive species that would find its way up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers into our Great Lakes ecosystem," Durbin said.


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

I have lost count how many Czars there are now.

Besides Obama has already appointed one of his marxist buddies to the position of great lakes czar. He gave Cameron Davis a title and 20 billion dollars and we haven’t heard from him since.

Obama names Chicago environmentalist as Great Lakes czar Cameron Davis heads the Alliance for the Great Lakes

Obama has named Cameron Davis, president of a Chicago environmentalist group, to oversee the administration’s initiative to clean up the Great Lakes.
Davis is president of the Alliance for the Great Lakes, one of the organizations that has lobbied for implementation of a restoration program expected to cost more than $20 billion.

So why does there have to be a second one, that is paying for the same thing twice.


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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (7)


June 27, 2010

Toon Time




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Small Business Manager Tells Joe Biden: “Lower Our Taxes”






Joe Biden traveled to Wisconsin yesterday to campaign with far left Progressive Russ Feingold (D-WI).

Joe ordered a custard at a popular custard shop in Glendale during one of their stops. When Biden approached the manager with some money and asked,

“What do I owe you,” the manager just responded,

“Lower our taxes and we’ll call it even.”

Biden later jokingly called the manager a “smart-ass,” telling him, “Why don’t you say something nice?”


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

Biden was pretty quick to put the thick fold of cash back in his pocket. He should have at least dropped a big tip.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (3)


Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says



Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says


FOX news


A military source close to Gen. David Petraeus told Fox News that one of the first things the general will do when he takes over in Afghanistan is to modify the rules of engagement to make it easier for U.S. troops to engage in combat with the enemy, though a Petraeus spokesman pushed back on the claim.

Troops on the ground and some military commanders have said the strict rules -- aimed at preventing civilian casualties -- have effectively forced the troops to fight with one hand tied behind their backs.

The military source who has talked with Petraeus said the general will make those changes. Other sources were not so sure, but said they wouldn't be surprised to see that happen once Petraeus takes command.

The rules, put in place by outgoing Gen. Stanley McChrystal, are classified but generally aim to limit civilian casualties by prohibiting troops from firing unless they're shot at -- or from launching bomb or artillery attacks when civilians are near the target.

Petraeus spokesman Col. Erik Gunhus disputed the claim that those rules will be revised, telling Fox News it's too soon to tell whether Petraeus would change the current rules. But he said it is one of many issues the general will take under consideration during his assessment after he's confirmed and after he takes over command in Afghanistan.

Retired Maj. Gen. Robert Scales Jr., a Fox News military analyst, said there's no question Petraeus will have to make the changes.
"First of all, to reinforce his commitment to take care of the troops and secondly, because he realizes as does virtually everyone in Afghanistan that these rules are getting soldiers killed," he said.

Any adjustment to the rules of engagement does not mean the counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan will change. President Obama stressed Wednesday -- after he accepted McChrystal's resignation in the wake of a magazine article in which he and his staff were critical of the administration -- that the change-up does not represent a shift in war policy.

Rather, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that Petraeus, currently head of U.S. Central Command and the former U.S. commander in Iraq, will have the flexibility to reconsider "the campaign plan and the approach."

At the same news conference at the Pentagon, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen said Petraeus will be able to make tactical changes. But he said that does not necessarily mean changes will be made and echoed the president's insistence that the strategy stays as he prepared for a visit to the war zone.

"My message will be clear: Nothing changes about our strategy, nothing changes about the mission," Mullen said.

The issue is likely to be front and center in Senate confirmation hearings for Petraeus next week.




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

I don't think obama will allow normal ROE's. Obama wants terrorists read rights. He is responsible imo for the added deaths of our troops. The current ROE’s are one of the reasons why more of our troops have been killed.


Current ROE are ridiculous and make it impossible to actually win a war. If we are going to fight, we should fight to win. Kill the enemy, wherever they are. If they hold their weapons caches and safehouses in churches and hospitals then they must be destroyed.

By putting the gloves of “no attack zones” on our soldiers we virtually guarantee the war will never end. If we’re not going to fight to win, we should not fight. All that accomplishes is to get our troops killed.

We must always remember that the CINC is a Marxist Muslim who doesn’t give a rat’s ass about our national security and achieving victory in Afghanistan. He won’t even allow his adminstration to use terms like Radical Islam or the War on Terror. He is ONE OF THEM.

What has happened to us as a nation since WWII? We no longer fight to pacify the enemy, we don't even fight to win, but rather we bend over backwards to win their 'hearts & minds'!! IMHO that is a losing strategy and nothing more than a death wish on our part. Even worse, we're trying to win hearts and minds that CANNOT be won. Islam simply is not compatible with western ideals and values, and it never will be.

Of course there always is this:
Orchides Forum Trahite
Cordes Et Mentes Veniant


Praying it is changed for the better and not the worse.



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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 (5)


YouCut - A Project to Change the Spending Culture in Washington



You-Cut website


YouCut - A Project to Change the Spending Culture in Washington

YouCut – a first-of-its-kind project - is designed to defeat the permissive culture of runaway spending in Congress. It allows you to vote, both online and on your cell phone, on spending cuts that you want to see the House enact. Vote on this page today for your priorities and together we can begin to change Washington's culture of spending into a culture of savings.
For this week's round of YouCut voting, the Economic Recovery Working Group has decided to post the runners up from each of the last five weeks of voting. We've received hundreds of emails from folks asking that we bring back up YouCut proposals from previous weeks that did not win. With these requests in mind, we're giving you another chance. Thanks for voting!




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

I think this is a really good idea, and it will also drive the democrats nuts, they would hate something like this.

If you are interested you can get on their email mailing list.



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



Army Combat Engineers
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67-69


Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent



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Community Organizer Obama Wants To Bankrupt Europe Along With The USA ~ G20 Says NO Thanks To Obama!



ONLY Obama/Mededev raising hands, Merkel, Harper, Barroso not (G-8 group photo)

FOX news

Obama began his day by concluding a summit of the leading eight industrial democracies at a resort in Canada's forested Muskoka lakes region, then flew to Toronto for a second, expanded summit of the so-called Group of 20 nations. Those larger meetings, mostly being held on Sunday, were getting underway with a dinner.


Leaders from the Group of 20 leading economies struggled to downplay differences over how to keep the global recovery on track Saturday, as they gathered for a key summit in Toronto.

Leaders from the United States and Europe clashed on how best to prevent a fresh economic crisis, amid fears the global economy may be teetering on the brink of a double-dip recession.

"This summit must be fundamentally about growth," said US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on his arrival in Canada, sending a warning shot to European countries that stress the need for budget cuts over further stimulus.

Britain, Germany and France have vowed to slash spending.

Amid the divisions, both sides have stressed a mantra that both growth and cuts are needed, but allowing for different strategies for different countries.

Canada advocates reducing deficits and putting finances on a sustainable path. Obama. advocates additional spending.



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


The United States of America sends the community organizer Obama, who never had a job or even ran a hot dog stand and tax cheat Timothy Geithner to tell other world leaders how to run their countries. Good grief!


Never thought I’d see the day when Europeans were lecturing us to be more Conservative. God help us!


Obama wants to spend, spend, spend, so then he can tax, tax, tax and totally kill the US economy.
Even socialist Canada and Europe are starting to figure out that spending is not the answer -- all except Obama.


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DOJ Official Resigns OVER OBAMA'S RACISM The Black Panther Voter Intimidation Case




DOJ official resigns over Obama's racism

Examiner Tampa Bay


Department of Justice attorney J. Christian Adams has now officially resigned over Obama's racist refusal to allow the prosecution of armed Black Panthers who openly intimidated voters during Election 2008.

In a letter to the Washington Times, he called the case "the simplest and most obvious violation of federal law" he had ever seen in his entire career at the Justice Department and condemned Obama's bigoted, dishonest handling of the case as "corrupt" and "indefensible."


From the letter:

"Based on my firsthand experiences, I believe the dismissal of the Black Panther case was motivated by a lawless hostility toward equal enforcement of the law. Others still within the department share my assessment. The department abetted wrongdoers and abandoned law-abiding citizens victimized by the New Black Panthers. The dismissal raises serious questions about the department's enforcement neutrality in upcoming midterm elections and the subsequent 2012 presidential election."

What was that about the "post-racial," "post-partisan" candidate for "change?"


Here is the full letter:

ADAMS: Inside the Black Panther case Anger, ignorance and lies

The Washington Times

On the day President Obama was elected, armed men wearing the black berets and jackboots of the New Black Panther Party were stationed at the entrance to a polling place in Philadelphia. They brandished a weapon and intimidated voters and poll watchers. After the election, the Justice Department brought a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party and those armed thugs. I and other Justice attorneys diligently pursued the case and obtained an entry of default after the defendants ignored the charges. Before a final judgment could be entered in May 2009, our superiors ordered us to dismiss the case.

The New Black Panther case was the simplest and most obvious violation of federal law I saw in my Justice Department career. Because of the corrupt nature of the dismissal, statements falsely characterizing the case and, most of all, indefensible orders for the career attorneys not to comply with lawful subpoenas investigating the dismissal, this month I resigned my position as a Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney.

The federal voter-intimidation statutes we used against the New Black Panthers were enacted because America never realized genuine racial equality in elections. Threats of violence characterized elections from the end of the Civil War until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Before the Voting Rights Act, blacks seeking the right to vote, and those aiding them, were victims of violence and intimidation. But unlike the Southern legal system, Southern violence did not discriminate. Black voters were slain, as were the white champions of their cause. Some of the bodies were tossed into bogs and in one case in Philadelphia, Miss., they were buried together in an earthen dam.

Based on my firsthand experiences, I believe the dismissal of the Black Panther case was motivated by a lawless hostility toward equal enforcement of the law. Others still within the department share my assessment. The department abetted wrongdoers and abandoned law-abiding citizens victimized by the New Black Panthers. The dismissal raises serious questions about the department's enforcement neutrality in upcoming midterm elections and the subsequent 2012 presidential election.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has opened an investigation into the dismissal and the DOJ's skewed enforcement priorities. Attorneys who brought the case are under subpoena to testify, but the department ordered us to ignore the subpoena, lawlessly placing us in an unacceptable legal limbo.

The assistant attorney general for civil rights, Tom Perez, has testified repeatedly that the "facts and law" did not support this case. That claim is false. If the actions in Philadelphia do not constitute voter intimidation, it is hard to imagine what would, short of an actual outbreak of violence at the polls. Let's all hope this administration has not invited that outcome through the corrupt dismissal.

Most corrupt of all, the lawyers who ordered the dismissal - Loretta King, the Obama-appointed acting head of the Civil Rights Division, and Steve Rosenbaum - did not even read the internal Justice Department memorandums supporting the case and investigation. Just as Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. admitted that he did not read the Arizona immigration law before he condemned it, Mr. Rosenbaum admitted that he had not bothered to read the most important department documents detailing the investigative facts and applicable law in the New Black Panther case. Christopher Coates, the former Voting Section chief, was so outraged at this dereliction of responsibility that he actually threw the memos at Mr. Rosenbaum in the meeting where they were discussing the dismissal of the case. The department subsequently removed all of Mr. Coates' responsibilities and sent him to South Carolina.

Mr. Perez also inaccurately testified to the House Judiciary Committee that federal "Rule 11" required the dismissal of the lawsuit. Lawyers know that Rule 11 is an ethical obligation to bring only meritorious claims, and such a charge by Mr. Perez effectively challenges the ethics and professionalism of the five attorneys who commenced the case. Yet the attorneys who brought the case were voting rights experts and would never pursue a frivolous matter. Their experience in election law far surpassed the experience of the officials who ordered the dismissal.

Some have called the actions in Philadelphia an isolated incident, not worthy of federal attention. To the contrary, the Black Panthers in October 2008 announced a nationwide deployment for the election. We had indications that polling-place thugs were deployed elsewhere, not only in November 2008, but also during the Democratic primaries, where they targeted white Hillary Rodham Clinton supporters. In any event, the law clearly prohibits even isolated incidents of voter intimidation.

Others have falsely claimed that no voters were affected. Not only did the evidence rebut this claim, but the law does not require a successful effort to intimidate; it punishes even the attempt.

Most disturbing, the dismissal is part of a creeping lawlessness infusing our government institutions. Citizens would be shocked to learn about the open and pervasive hostility within the Justice Department to bringing civil rights cases against nonwhite defendants on behalf of white victims. Equal enforcement of justice is not a priority of this administration. Open contempt is voiced for these types of cases.

Some of my co-workers argued that the law should not be used against black wrongdoers because of the long history of slavery and segregation. Less charitable individuals called it "payback time." Incredibly, after the case was dismissed, instructions were given that no more cases against racial minorities like the Black Panther case would be brought by the Voting Section.

Refusing to enforce the law equally means some citizens are protected by the law while others are left to be victimized, depending on their race. Core American principles of equality before the law and freedom from racial discrimination are at risk. Hopefully, equal enforcement of the law is still a point of bipartisan, if not universal, agreement. However, after my experience with the New Black Panther dismissal and the attitudes held by officials in the Civil Rights Division, I am beginning to fear the era of agreement over these core American principles has passed.


Added information:

Press release (PDF) on the July 6 hearing in which Adams will testify. Christopher Coates has also been subpoenaed for this hearing, but Justice refuses to let him appear, or respond, or comment.


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

BRAVO for J. Christian Adams ! It's about time someone called them on this!


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


Gov. Jan Brewer Speaks Out About Obama and His Failure as President ~ God Bless Brewer!



Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ) met with President Obama on June 3rd to discuss our broken border with Mexico. President Obama promised he’d get back with her in two weeks. He didn’t. He blew her off.


But, she did find out from Ecuadorean TV that his administration planned to sue her state. In the meantime, the federal government has ceded three southern Arizona counties to the Mexican drug cartel due to violence and smuggling.

Yesterday she released her latest ad about Obama for failing to do his job.

Governor Brewer takes on Obama's lies that "our border is as safe as it has ever been" and she challenges the President to do his constitutionally mandated job of securing our borders and protecting the citizens of Arizona and of the United States.




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

What a great woman!


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (5)


June 26, 2010

General David Petraeus Honoring Purple Heart Veterans






NEW WINDSOR

Gen. David Petraeus returned to his native Hudson Valley on Friday to honor roughly 130 veterans who were wounded in battles dating back to the 1940s.

His visit comes only days before congressional hearings at which Petraeus will be confirmed to lead an increasingly violent war in Afghanistan.

Petraeus, a son of Cornwall, delivered the keynote speech Thursday afternoon at a tribute to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor. About 1,200 people — and a cavalcade of national media — filled the ballroom at Anthony's Pier 9 catering hall for the tribute.


The most honored guests were the Purple Heart recipients spanning seven decades, all of them wounded in wartime. They were joined by Gold Star mothers and families who had lost relatives in battle. Petraeus assured all of the veterans and military families that their service and sacrifice was for a grateful nation.

"Thank you for what you did to earn the badge of honor that is sought by none but respected by all," he said. "The depth of our gratitude is inexpressible."

Veterans and friends of Petraeus returned the appreciation. They gave Petraeus his father's Bible, which had been kept at the Cornwall Presbyterian Church. And his classmates presented a stained glass window depicting the Purple Heart medal, which will hang in the museum in Petraeus' honor.

The ceremony also honored the four men known as the "Genesis Group," who steered the dream of having a Purple Heart museum in New Windsor. They included:

*Joseph R. Farina, a Newburgh native and World War II veteran who gained fame for bringing his love of bowling to the country of Australia

* Lt. Gen. James D. Hughes, a West Point alumnus and decorated fighter pilot who served as military assistant to President Richard Nixon. Hughes is a New Windsor resident

* State Sen. Bill Larkin, R-C-Cornwall-on-Hudson, who served in the U.S. Army for 23 years before starting his ongoing 30-year run as a state lawmaker

* Everett Smith, a veteran of the Army National Guard, who founded the Sentinel, a twice-weekly newspaper in Orange County, and became vice president of the Purple Heart Hall of Honor.

The crowd also lauded Daniel Sheehan, a 14-year-old from Texas. For his project to become an Eagle Scout, Sheehan tracked down 55 Purple Heart recipients who were not registered in the Hall of Honor. The teenager got the idea after his grandfather, Andy Komonchak of Bloomingburg, brought him to the hall in 2007.

"I was overwhelmed," Sheehan told the crowd. "It made me think that every Purple Heart recipient has a story to tell."

That includes veterans like Andy Barone of Monroe, whose knuckle was torn off by shrapnel in France during World War II. Or Jose Baez of the Bronx, who earned two Purple Hearts in Vietnam, including one for a bullet that ripped through his cheek while he was carrying a pregnant Vietnamese woman.

"To see a top general come out here — he knows what we went through," Baez said of Petraeus. "It means so much for him just to come and be with us."

And Petraeus, a 40-year military man, made it clear that he was honored, too. He shook hands with every Purple Heart recipient and Gold Star family in attendance, offering each an honorary medal. And on the eve of his next mission in Afghanistan, Petraeus spoke words that described himself as much as any other man or woman in the room.

" Today's troopers stand on the shoulders of those who came before them and because of your service, they stand very tall indeed," he said. . "Whatever the endeavor, whatever the mission, our troopers have always said, 'Send me.'"



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

I have the utmost respect for General Petraeus and I can’t think of another person better equipped to honor those who have lost so much while giving their all to defend this nation.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (3)


NO CONFIDENCE – WE DEMAND RESIGNATION




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Congressman John Boehner Willing to Present Obama Resignation Petitions to House!!

The Obama resignation letter drive that Major General Paul Vallely spoke about is now in full swing. This project is being spearheaded by Chalice Jackson of Patriots Heart Network, who is also partnered with, Band of Mothers, Veteran Defenders, Stand Up America, and 20 Turns. The goal is to send a message to Obama and gang that we the people are serious and we demand action.

It was also reported that Congressman John Boehner's office confirmed that Rep. Boehner would present the Obama resignation petitions to the House.

Now, it is up to we the people to get the petition letters sent. This is something that can be done in the comfort of your home, with ease. PHN is looking to sign-up at least 1,000 participants by Sunday, help make that happen... The instructions on what to do, posted below full text of the 'No Confidence We Demand Resignation Petition Letter,' below... [note: this project is time-sensitive, so act now.]


NO CONFIDENCE! We Demand Resignation Petition Letter

For High Crimes and Misdemeanors

Oath of Office for the President of the United States of America:

US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

“Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation:”
"I 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."


Be it known to all:

•On January 20, 2009, Barack H. Obama, willingly, and without reservation swore the oath of office, not once, but twice, to clarify the first oath which was possibly not administered correctly;

•Since taking the Oath of Office, numerous and frequent transgressions to this oath have been committed by the oath taker in his capacity as President of the United States of America;

•These transgressions, both in volume and severity, constitute High Crimes and Misdemeanors committed by the oath taker;

•Therefore, the American Citizens undersigned, demand the immediate resignation of the oath taker, and his appointees;

•Absent proper and immediate resignations, the undersigned demand that the United States House of Representatives begin immediate and expedited procedures to strike Articles of Impeachment upon the oath taker for high crimes and misdemeanors.

•Definition of High Crimes and Misdemeanors:"High" in the legal parlance of the 18th century means "against the State". A high crime is one which seeks the overthrow of the country, which gives aid or comfort to its enemies, or which injures the country to the profit of an individual or group. In democracies and similar societies it also includes crimes which attempt to alter the outcome of elections.(Wikipedia 6-20-10)


NO CONFIDENCE – I DEMAND RESIGNATION

We the undersigned, without malice, and with full understanding and clear volition, have no confidence in and do demand the resignation of U.S. President Barack H. Obama, his appointees, and his administration forthwith. Should he not resign his office forthwith, we the undersigned demand that the House and Senate Judiciary Committees begin immediate investigation of Mr. Obama including all actions and activities constituting High Crimes and Misdemeanors. A listing of these offenses are resourced at www.patriotsheart.us for presentation at the Congressional Hearings. In addition, we do demand that the U. S. House of Representatives strike Articles of Impeachment against Mr. Obama on or before September 1, 2010.

Signed by: _______________________________

Print Name: ______________________________

Date: __________________

City and State: _______________________________________




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Send the 5 copies to one each to :

The House Judiciary Committee
House Committee on the Judiciary
2138 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


To the House Minority Leader
John Boehner, Minority Leader
1011 Longworth H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515


Patriots Heart Network
Chalice Jackson
728 Northwest Hwy, Box 212
Fox River Grove Il 60021


To the Senate Judiciary Committee
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
224 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


To the White House
President Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500



Become part of the spreading grassfire and the grassroots call “NO Confidence and We Demand Resignation” to Mr. Obama and other Officials. From individual Sparks we build Flames as we demand resignation for High Crimes and Misdemeanor.


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Sources....feel free to chek out these websites as well for other information:

Birther Report

Someone Died For Me Today


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

The true and only job of the Federal government is the protection of this country and the real American citizens! Every other issue no matter what is a 10th amendment States Rights. Our biggest enemy right now is Obama and our Federal Government! We the people have to get back to our Republic! The Constitution! Capitalism!



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM


Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson:"We Need To Pass DISCLOSE So Republicans Don't Win Elections"




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This is the same Congressman who talked about Guam Tipping Over. And Goldman Sacks was a big supporter of Obama and democrats. ~ Wild Thing




Wild Thing's comment......


Amazing, just amazing.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:49 AM | Comments (4)


Obama Knew of Blagojevich Plot


John Harris, Rod Blagojevich's ex-chief of staff, said he was convinced Barack Obama knew of the quid quo pro Blagojevich expected for a Senate nod.



Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot


Chicago Sun Times


A top aide to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he believed Barack Obama knew of Blagojevich's plot to win himself a presidential Cabinet post in exchange for appointing Valerie Jarrett to the U.S. Senate.

John Harris, Blagojevich's former chief of staff, testified Wednesday in the former governor's corruption trial that three days after the Nov. 4, 2008, presidential election, the ex-governor told Harris he felt confident Obama knew he wanted to swap perks.

"The president understands that the governor would be willing to make the appointment of Valerie Jarrett as long as he gets what he's asked for. . . . The governor gets the Cabinet appointment he's asked for," Harris said, explaining a recorded call.

Harris said Blagojevich came away believing Obama knew what he wanted after having a conversation with a local union representative, who in turn spoke with labor leader Tom Balanoff, with whom Blagojevich met to discuss a Jarrett appointment. Jarrett, now a White House adviser, was seeking the appointment to Obama's Senate seat.

Defense lawyers say Harris' testimony contradicts the government's previous public statements that Obama knew nothing about deal-making involving the Senate seat appointment.

The defense on Wednesday moved to force the prosecution to turn over FBI reports of Obama's interview with federal agents in December of 2008. Obama is not accused of wrongdoing.

"Testimony elicited by the government from John Harris and wiretaps played in court raise the issue of President Obama's direct knowledge and communication with emissaries and others regarding the appointment to his Senate seat," lawyers wrote in the filing.

The filing came on the trial's third day of the extensive playback of recordings in which Blagojevich is heard repeatedly discussing ways to personally capitalize on his Senate seat appointment power. Blagojevich could be heard plotting to try to head up a charity; swearing and snapping at his wife, Patti, and dismissing the possibility of a federal position that pays $190,000 a year.

"I make $170 . . . So Fred, that has no appeal to me . . . I want to make money," Blagojevich tells national Democratic consultant Fred Yang. "I might as well go out and find a way to make money."

Obama's 2008 internal report about his staff's contacts with Blagojevich at the time indicates that Balanoff relayed to Jarrett that Blagojevich was interested in a Health and Human Services Cabinet post.

Recordings also revealed that Blagojevich had tried to get the Chicago Tribune's editorial board fired after it ran a series of disparaging write-ups about the then-governor.

Harris testified that he ignored Blagojevich's firing directive.

Also Wednesday, U.S. District Judge James Zagel refused to gag the talkative Blagojevich as prosecutors had asked. Zagel said Blagojevich keeps saying he's innocent, and that anyone who says otherwise is a liar.

The repetition, Zagel said, has rendered Blagojevich's out-of-court talk unnewsworthy.



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

And Obama did not report the bribery attempt.......Which is a felony.

Fox news was referencing this as a ‘bomb shell’ report per Blago. . .and 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


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (2)


Have the Democrats Learned Anything from Vietnam?




Have the Democrats Learned Anything from Vietnam?

By Michael Filozof

American Thinker


The Vietnam War was the defining event for the modern Democratic Party. Nearly four decades after the war ended, we ought to ask if the Democrats learned anything from Vietnam that is applicable to Afghanistan.


In Vietnam, the U.S. fought an insurgency in a remote, forbidding jungle that neutralized our tactical advantage. In Afghanistan, we are fighting an insurgency in remote, forbidding mountains that neutralize our tactical advantage.


In Vietnam, the insurgents had no armor and no air power. They attacked American patrols with jury-rigged explosives called "booby traps." In Afghanistan, the insurgents have no armor and no air power. They attack American patrols with jury-rigged explosives called "IEDs."


In Vietnam, a socialist country tried to defeat the insurgents before the U.S. became involved. It failed. It was called "France." In Afghanistan, a socialist country also tried to defeat the insurgents before the U.S. became involved. It also failed. It was called the "Soviet Union."


In Vietnam, American involvement began by sending advisers, Special Forces, and CIA operatives. Nine years later, we had hundreds of thousands of troops in combat brigades stationed there. In Afghanistan, American involvement began by sending in advisers, Special Forces, and CIA operatives. Nine years later, we have combat brigades and over a hundred thousand troops stationed there.


In Vietnam, the insurgents routinely obtained assistance and sanctuary in a foreign nation where U.S. forces were forbidden to go. It was called "Cambodia." In Afghanistan, insurgents routinely obtain assistance and sanctuary in a foreign nation where U.S. troops are forbidden to go. It is called "Pakistan."


In Vietnam, the U.S. sought to protect the population from insurgents through a program called "Strategic Hamlets." It didn't work. In Afghanistan, the U.S. is seeking to protect the population from the insurgents with a program called "Clear, Build, and Hold." It isn't working, either.


In Vietnam, the U.S. supported a corrupt ruler who rigged elections in an attempt to give his regime a veneer of legitimacy. His name was "Diem." In Afghanistan, the U.S. is supporting a corrupt ruler who rigged elections to give himself a veneer of legitimacy. His name is "Karzai."


In Vietnam, the U.S. declared that its goal was to train and equip an indigenous force to hold off the insurgents by themselves. They were called the ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam). The ARVN turned out to be incompetent and corrupt. In Afghanistan, our strategy is to train and equip indigenous forces called the ANA (Afghan National Army). The ANA is also incompetent and corrupt.


We fought in Vietnam for over a decade, but Congress never declared war on Vietnam. We have fought in Afghanistan for nine years with no end in sight, and Congress has not declared war on Afghanistan, either.


The Vietnam War was escalated by a Democratic president named "Johnson." Johnson could not afford to look soft on communism in the 1964 campaign because his Republican opponent was a hawkish fighter pilot from Arizona named "Goldwater." The Afghanistan war was escalated by a Democratic president named "Obama." Obama could not afford to look soft on terrorism in the 2008 campaign, because his Republican opponent was a hawkish fighter pilot from Arizona named "McCain."


Although Johnson was responsible for escalating the Vietnam War, his real interest was in domestic politics, where he presided over a massive expansion of the welfare state and created expensive federal health care programs called "Medicare" and "Medicaid." While Obama is responsible for escalating the Afghan war, his real interest is in domestic politics, where he has massively expanded the welfare state and created an expensive federal health care program called "Obamacare."


Rather than leave the battlefield tactics in Vietnam up to his field commanders, Johnson was known for micromanaging the war and manipulating bombing strategies and other rules of engagement that prevented the U.S. forces from going all-out. In Afghanistan, Obama has micromanaged the war with restrictive rules of engagement that prevent the U.S. forces from going all-out.


In Vietnam, the United States lost. In Afghanistan...we're not winning.


Have the Democrats learned anything from Vietnam? Actually, they have learned many important lessons.


First, they have learned that anti-war riots and protests should be conducted only against Republican presidents, not Democratic presidents. (Isn't it amazing how Code Pink and Cindy Sheehan disappeared after George W. Bush left office?)


Second, they have learned to not send Jane Fonda to enemy territory to pose for enemy propaganda photos. Unlike the warm reception she received in Hanoi, the Taliban would probably behead her live on the internet for failing to wear a burqa.


Third, they have learned that if a Democratic presidential candidate plans to conduct a foreign policy of national self-abasement and groveling before our enemies, it is probably better to not announce it during the campaign. George McGovern promised that he'd "crawl on his hands and knees to Hanoi and beg for peace" in 1972 and lost 49 states. Obama did not apologize to the Muslim world and bow before foreign monarchs until after he was elected.


Finally, the most important lesson the Democrats have learned is that they should not draft long-haired, stoned hippies and America-hating radicals on college campuses and send them to war. They'll only riot and try to bomb the Pentagon (like Bill Ayers did). And it makes no sense to offend the voters who are virtually guaranteed to support the Democratic Party anyway.


It's far better to prosecute a war with patriotic, America-loving volunteers from red states who probably voted Republican in the first place, and to play them for suckers by sending them on a mission about which you've said you're "uncomfortable" using the term "victory."


The Democrats have indeed learned a lot from Vietnam, haven't they?




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

Goldwater wanted a quick win and less of our troops lives killed, he wanted to bomb the hell out of the North, and force them into submission, and he said so openly. And he was right!! But saying so openly caused him the election. It freaked people out to hear strong talk of how to fight a war to win and people went with LBJ instead.



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



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



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


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (3)


Democrat Boy Lollipop Barney Frank Says Congress' Low Approval is Bush's Fault






Democrat Rep. Barney Frank actually claiming that the low approval rating for his Democrat-led Congress is the fault of George W. Bush and the media.


“Well, part of it, I would revert to the fact that the media — bad news is a better story than good news. Secondly, the depths of the recession that Barack Obama inherited from George Bush were greater than I think, many people, including myself, certainly the President, realized.”


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

Obama inherited it from the Barney Franks and Chris Dodds of the world. And then proceeded to make it much worse.

The only interview Frank should be giving is to a federal prosecutor about his role in covering up the problems at Fannie and Freddie.

Bawney— the Dems took over Congress in 2006 - that’s when the plundering began in earnest to take America down the chute.

Rush played his Barney Frank/ My Boy Lollipop song yesterday.


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


Hero Gov. Bobby Jindal Urges America Hating Obama: "Listen to the Federal Judge"







GOP Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaking at a rally of workers and calling on the U.S. Government to not fight the decision of a Federal Judge to strike down President Obama’s six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling.

“Listen to the Federal Judge. Listen to your own hand-chosen experts who are telling you,’You can drill safely – just provide the proper ovesight.’”

He said it is “important that thousands of Louisianans don’t lose our jobs due to this arbitrary moratorium.”




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

I think Jindal is doing an awesome job and I think the citizens of LA did a great and wise thing electing him.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (3)


June 25, 2010

House Passes DISCLOSE Act: Pro-Life/Grassroots Muzzle Bill Goes to Senate




House Invokes "Martial Law Rule" and Passes DISCLOSE ACT

House Passes DISCLOSE Act: Pro-Life/Grassroots Muzzle Bill Goes to Senate


Critics on both the left and the right say the act will disable grassroots political voices, including Tea Party movement


We are in a constitutional crisis on many levels but today the First Amendment right to free speech has been trampled by Democrats who are hanging on with their fingernails.

The Democrat-controlled House has pulled another fast one in a blatant, desperate attempt to shut down the voices of opposition prior to this November’s elections.

The House has just voted to criminalize speech by grassroots groups. There are criminal provisions in this bill which will can put people in jail for opposing points of view. Let me repeat, there are criminal provisions in this bill which include JAIL for expressing political views and not following the byzantine reporting rules which noone will be able to understand.

The so-called “Disclose Act” is about anything BUT disclosure; it is about placing impossible, confusing and punishing controls on grassroots organizations such as the Tea Party movement, and other conservative groups.


The Supreme Court ruled last year on a case which allowed corporations the same right to take out ads for political candidates as individuals and as you recall, President Obama “called out” Supreme Court justices on their decision to their faces during his state of the union speech this year. He is a Chicago thugga who is attempting to break down every legal and society safety net we have.

You can read below that the Disclose Act was passed by only one vote…with the help of two God-forsaken House Republicans, Rep. Mike Castle of Delaware ( who voted for cap and trade and TARP) , and the Louisiana weenie Rep. “Anh” Cao (R-La.), who also was a critical swing vote on health care reform in December.

If there is any doubt in your mind that this bill was passed to keep Republicans from getting elected this fall….listen to this video of Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) who blatantly said from the House floor today exactly what the agenda is.

This bill now goes to the Senate and it must absolutely be stopped or there may be no chance to win back the Congress this fall.

The mainstream media in this country are not going to be covering this story widely because it doesn’t affect them and they are in the bag for the Democrats. Thus, do NOT be lulled into thinking this is not a “big deal” because you aren’t hearing about it on the networks….you will NOT.


This is happening quickly. There is literally a counter-revolution going on right now to cause chaos in the next few months, to scare these groups into silence for fear of being prosecuted. This could not be more serious.


Call your senator to filibuster and stop this bill. Vote these House members out, God help us, if we have a chance.


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With a political audacity that has become characteristic since the caustic health care debates, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve a campaign finance disclosure bill that critics on both the left and the right say will disable grassroots political voices – including the nascent “Tea Party” movement that has been looking to sweep away liberal incumbents in November.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., the House voted 219-206 to approve H.R. 5175, the “Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act,” which the National Right to Life Committee, other pro-life, pro-family groups, and even the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have condemned as a threat to free speech and free participation in the political process.


The Act would force grassroots organizations to release the names of donors and members of their organizations into a publicly searchable database maintained by the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). Opponents of the bill say it would frustrate the ability of grassroots entities to communicate effectively with the public about public policy.

“This is a blatant attack on our organizations, members, and donors,” said Douglas Johnson, NRLC’s Legislative Director. “National Right to Life will do everything possible to keep this bill from coming out of the Senate.”

Johnson said that stopping the Senate from approving its version (S 3295) of the DISCLOSE Act is “a jump ball.”

I think we have to take it very seriously. There are already 50 cosponsors of the bill in the Senate. But as you know, the Senate has different rules, and we will certainly do our best to persuade any Senator who will listen that this bill is unconstitutional, unprincipled, and nakedly partisan.”

Should the Senate approve the DISCLOSE Act, and should it be signed into law by President Barack Obama, the act would take effect in 30 days, even if the Federal Elections Commission has not yet crafted new guidelines – just in time for the mid-term elections in November.

During the one-hour debate on the bill, Rep. Dan Lungren expressed outrage that unlike every other campaign finance bill passed by the House, this bill has no provision for expedited judicial review. He said the lack of such a provision makes it clear the DISCLOSE Act is meant to influence the outcome of the 2010 midterm elections.

He also expressed frustration that so little time was given the House to debate a matter impacting Americans’ First Amendment rights.

“We have spent 40 hours in this Congress naming post offices. Can’t we spend a little time protecting the Constitution of the United States?” Lungren exclaimed.
“We’re talking about political speech: the essence of the First Amendment.”

Under the bill, all groups subject to the law’s requirements – including most 501(c)4, 501(c)5, 501(c)6, and 527 groups – would have to list all donors of $600 or more with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Groups must also post a hyperlink on their website to the FEC, where a list of the names of their donors can be accessed.

But the DISCLOSE Act exempts large 501(c)4 groups – like the 4 million strong NRA and 750,000 member Sierra Club – from having to report their donors if they have at least 500,000 members, over 10 years of existence, chapters in all 50 states, and receive no more than 15% of total contributions from corporations.
Unions also have significant exemptions. Most union dues are under $600 dollars, and so do not have to be reported. Union to union transfers of money also do not have to be disclosed.

In a letter to Congress, the ACLU noted the irony that a bill ostensibly dedicated to uprooting corruption in the political process would exempt entrenched “mainstream” political interests from its reporting requirements, while “smaller organizations and those just starting out would have to disclose their donors in order to engage in political speech.”

“Those groups not challenging the status quo would be protected; those challenging the status quo would be suppressed,” they concluded.
House members had virtually no time to read the final version of the bill approved yesterday behind closed doors by the House Rules Committee. Instead of waiting for Congressmen and their staff to analyze the final bill, the Democrat leadership forced through today’s vote today by invoking a “Martial Law Rule.”
The Martial Law Rule dispenses with a longstanding House rule (Rule XIII(6)(a)) intended to give U.S. Representatives and the public enough time to understand significant legislation. The rule requires that there be at least one day between a bill’s unveiling and the House floor vote, and can only be suspended if two-thirds of the House agrees – but the Martial Law Rule dispenses with that process entirely.

Critics on both the left and the right have denounced the tactic, saying it empowers a party’s leadership to act in an authoritarian manner and endangers democratic self-government by forcing members to vote blind on measures demanded by their leaders.

The bill requires that every time an organization runs a campaign ad, its CEO must appear in the ad and twice state his name and the organization’s name. The top five funders of the organization behind the ad – even if they had nothing to do with the ad’s funding – must also have their names listed in the ad.

In addition, the most “significant” donor to the organization must list his name, rank, and organization three times in the ad.

Critics of the bill say that the disclaimers effectively devour valuable airtime bought by these groups that would otherwise be used to inform voters about a candidate’s record.

“We’re getting a little silly here. We’re talking about making disclaimers that are going to take the entire time of a commercial,” stated Rep. Lungren during debate.

He also expressed grave concern that individuals – with names and addresses publicly available – would be subject to reprisals for making a political statement. He pointed to the situation in California, where supporters of Proposition 8 have been victims of reprisals by homosexualist activists.

“We are chilling speech already, and now we are getting into direct intimidation by requiring the residence of people living there,” he said.

Other affected entities under the bill will likely include vocal liberal and conservative groups that communicate through the internet. While traditional media organizations like newspapers and television stations are exempt from the bill, bloggers, the vanguard of the “new media,” are not.

How representatives votedclick here.

Contact information for the U.S. House of Representatives - click here.

Contact information for the U.S. Senate - click here.


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NRA Not Concerned with Constitution As A Whole only one issue the 2nd Amendment

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT
Vol. 17, No. 24 06/18/10
Statement From NRA-ILA Executive Director
Chris W. Cox On H.R. 5175, The “DISCLOSE Act”

We believe that any restriction on political speech is repugnant. But some of our critics believe we should put the Second Amendment at risk over a First Amendment principle to protect other organizations. That’s easy to say — unless you have a sworn duty to protect the Second Amendment above all else, as I do.
Rather than focusing on opposing this bill, some have encouraged people to blame the NRA for this Congress’s unconstitutional attack on free speech. That’s a shame. If you oppose this bill, I hope you will contact your Member of Congress and Senators so they can hear from you.

Statement From David Keene, NRA First
Vice-President On H.R. 5175, The “DISCLOSE Act”

NRA has one major mission . to defend the right of its members and all Americans to Keep & Bear Arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment. Therefore, the NRA served notice on Congress that since the act threatened our very existence, we were prepared to do anything and everything that might be required to defeat it unless it was changed so that we could continue to represent the views of our members in the public arena. The letter, sent on May 26, was public. The NRA did not engage in back room shenanigans, but told Congressional leaders quite clearly that we would do whatever we needed to do to protect the rights of our members and our ability to defend the Second Amendment.
Last week Democratic leadership in the House capitulated by agreeing to exempt the NRA from the act — not in return for NRA support, but to avoid a political war that might cost them even more seats this fall.


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NRA exemption shows campaign disclosure bill's cynical, fatal flaws

The Washington Post

By Cleta Mitchell ...(The writer is a partner at Foley & Lardner who works in campaign finance law and is a member of the NRA's board of directors.)


Here's just an excerpt:


The cynical decision this week by House Democrats to exempt the National Rifle Association from the latest campaign finance regulatory scheme is itself a public disclosure. It reveals the true purpose of the perversely named Disclose Act (H.R. 5175): namely, to silence congressional critics in the 2010 elections.


The NRA "carve-out" reaffirms the wisdom of the First Amendment's precise language: "Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech."

Congress can't help itself. Since 1798, with the Alien and Sedition Acts, incumbent politicians have yearned for legal duct tape for their opponents' mouths. The Disclose Act is a doozy of a muzzle.

For its part, the NRA -- on whose board of directors I serve -- rather than holding steadfastly to its historic principles of defending the Constitution and continuing its noble fight against government regulation of political speech instead opted for a political deal borne of self-interest in exchange for "neutrality" from the legislation's requirements. In doing so, the NRA has, sadly, affirmed the notion held by congressional Democrats (and some Republicans), liberal activists, the media establishment and, at least for now, a minority on the Supreme Court that First Amendment protections are subject to negotiation. The Second Amendment surely cannot be far behind.


Receiving less attention than the NRA "carve-out" but no less cynical is the bill's sop to organized labor: Aggregate contributions of $600 or more would be disclosed. Why start at $600? Why not $200 or, say, $500? Because most union members' dues aggregate less than $600 in a calendar year and thus members' contributions to labor's campaign-related spending wouldn't need to be disclosed . . . even to the union members whose dues are spent for political purposes.



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Mark Levin had Cleta Mitchell on his show last night.l....discussing the Disclose Act threatens the First Amendment



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Wild Thing's comment......

I feel sick. Really. Does it bother anyone else that we are PAYING THESE PIECES OF GARBAGE to screw us? OMG I'm pissed.

I for one will never stop speaking out.

We up the pressure on our Senators until HR 5175 is dead, dead, dead!!!


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


Law Breaker Obama Using TAXPAYER DOLLARS to Get Equal Pay for ILLEGALS





Labor Dept. Offers Assistance to Illegal Immigrants Facing Wage Disparities

FOX News


Republican lawmakers are expressing shock over a Labor Department ad campaign that offers government assistance to illegal immigrants who think they're getting shortchanged for their work -- and at least one of them is planning to write to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis for an explanation.

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he wants to know why taxpayers are being asked to spend money to ensure that illegals get assistance for fair wages while millions of unemployed Americans struggle to find jobs.

"That's insane," Chaffetz told FoxNews.com on Wednesday. "That's just unbelievable."

But the Labor Department stood by the campaign, saying in a written statement to FoxNews.com that "through Democratic and Republican administrations, the Department of Labor has consistently held that the country's minimum wage and overtime law protects workers regardless of their immigration status."

In a public service announcement posted on the department's website, Solis says workers -- legal or not -- have the right to fair wages.

"You work hard, and you have the right to be paid fairly," she says. "And it is a serious problem when workers in this country are not being paid every cent they earn. Remember, every worker in America has the right to be paid fairly, whether documented or not. So call us."

The ad then offers a toll-free number -- in English and Spanish -- to call for assistance in recovering additional income.


CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PAGE WITH ALL THE ADS THEY ARE RUNNING


The announcement is part of a bilingual national awareness campaign called "We Can Help," launched in April to reach out to the nation's "low-wage and vulnerable workers." Actor Jimmy Smits and other activist celebrities are featured in the spots.

It is not clear how much the campaign costs.

In a press release issued at the launch of the campaign, the Labor Department said it seeks to help workers learn how to file a complaint with the department's wage and hour division to recover owed wages. Solis said in the press release that she has added more than 250 new field investigators nationwide to participate in the campaign.

"I'm here to tell you that your president, your secretary of labor and this department will not allow anyone to be denied his or her rightful pay -- especially when so many in our nation are working long, hard and often dangerous hours," Solis said. "We can help and we will help. If you work in this country, you are protected by our laws. And you can count on the U.S. Department of Labor to see to it that those protections work for you."

The initiative appears to contradict labor law -- cited on the Labor Department's own website -- which states that employers may hire only people who work legally in the United States. The Obama administration has vowed to crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants, employers that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has called "evildoers."

But the Labor Department says protecting undocumented workers from exploitation benefits all U.S. workers by ensuring there's a level playing field when they seek employment.

"Consider the lost advantage to U.S. workers when unscrupulous employers purposely pass them over to hire workers who are afraid to file a complaint about not being paid the minimum wage or often not being paid at all," the department said in a statement to FoxNews.com.

"Second, no employer should gain an economic edge by hiring undocumented individuals who feel that they must accept working conditions below those required by law," the statement read. "Good employers that abide by the law should not suffer the consequences of those businesses engaged in a race to the bottom."

But Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, the ranking member on the House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, called the announcement "an explicit invitation for illegal immigrants to bring the resources and power of the Department of Labor to bear against American employers."


"It is shameful that Secretary Solis has to be reminded that her primary duty is owed to the American people, and not to those who have illegally entered our country," King said in a written statement. "The Obama administration needs to realize that the American people have a right to have their immigration laws enforced."

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, called it "astounding" that in an era of double-digit unemployment, the Department of Labor would spend time and "our taxpayer money worrying about fair wages for individuals who are in our country illegally."
"Maybe they should focus their attention on protecting American jobs and enforcing our labor laws," he said in a written statement to FoxNews.com. "After all, it is illegal to hire workers that are in our country illegally."

The unemployment rate is officially 9.7 percent, though many states report unemployment at higher than 10 percent. Including underemployed workers and people who have given up looking for work, the rate moves closer to 17 percent.


The other day I posted this ad the communists are running where they want the illegals to report an employeer that does not pay them the full wage Obama and his ilk say they deserve. ~ Wild Thing




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

And the nightmare continues.

I hate the Obama government and I despise HIM!



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (2)


Al Gore A "Crazed Sex Poodle?" ~ That is an insult to Poodles!






JUNE 24--In a bizarre statement to police, the Oregon woman who claims that Al Gore fondled and groped her during a massage session described the former Vice President as a giggling "crazed sex poodle" who gave a "come hither" look before pouncing on her in a Portland hotel suite.


In a taped January 2009 interview with cops, the 54-year-old woman, a licensed masseuse whose name has been redacted from police records, read from a lengthy prepared statement that detailed her alleged October 2006 encounter with Gore at the Hotel Lucia. Excerpts from the Portland Police Bureau transcript of the 2009 interview can be found on the following pages.


In December 2006, a lawyer for the woman told police about the purported encounter, but after the masseuse cancelled three interview appointments, the case was closed due to her refusal to "cooperate with the investigation or even report a crime."


It is unclear why, two years later, she approached Portland police and sought to memorialize her allegations against Gore, who she portrayed as a tipsy, handsy predator who forced her to drink Grand Marnier, pinned her to a bed, and forcibly French kissed her.


The woman's statement--which could be mistaken for R-rated Vice Presidential fan fiction--describes Gore as a man with a "violent temper as well as extremely dictatorial commanding attitude besides his Mr. Smiley Global Warming concern persona." After fleeing Gore's suite, the woman returned home to discover, a la Lewinsky, "stains on the front of my black slacks."


Suspecting that the stains were Gore bodily fluids, the woman made sure not to clean them. "I carefully hung them up and decided to be sure not to launder them until I knew more what to do with what had happened. Just my intuition." While the masseuse hired a civil attorney, "I was not interested in making any money from this case," she told cops. "I did not want to be labeled a gold digger like the women in this situation are often labeled."


The woman recently eased off this principled stand when she offered to sell her story to the National Enquirer for $1 million.


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From the Telegraph co.uk.

The woman, who recalled telling Mr Gore he was behaving like a "crazed sex poodle", claims he pinned her to his bed and forcibly French kissed her.

Mr Gore, 62, was staying in an expensive hotel in Portland in October while delivering a speech about climate change in October of that year had registered as "Mr Stone".

He allegedly asked the hotel to call the massage therapist to his suite, complaining to her during the $540 (£360) session about the physical rigours of his heavy travel schedule.

The accuser, after contacting police in late 2006, subsequently cancelled three interviews with detectives and said she did not want the investigation to proceed.

However, she contacted them again in January 2009 and gave a detailed statement.

A spokesman for Mr Gore, who announced his separation from his wife, Tipper, on June 1, said he had no comment.

In her statement, made public by police, the masseuse said she arrived at the St Lucia Hotel's VIP suite to find Mr Gore drinking beer.

He greeted her with a hug and told her to call him "Al", she told police.

However, the nearly three-hour therapy session soon went sour after Mr Gore angrily insisted she massage him around his groin and then pounced on her, she claimed.

"He pleaded, groped me, grabbed me, engulfed me in embrace, tongue kissed me, massaged me


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


Ack! I need brain bleach! Pronto! A 300-pound “crazed sex poodle.” Not a pretty sight.


Al Gore, committing crimes so you don’t have to. I mean ....Everybody knows Republicans don’t have sex. 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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'You sit and ask yourself: What are we doing here?' by Andy McCarthy




'You sit and ask yourself: What are we doing here?'

by Andy McCarthy


Why would General Stanley McChrystal give that kind of access to a lefty rock-n-roll magazine? Maybe because he's a kindred spirit who felt the need to assure Rolling Stone's Michael Hastings that he voted for Obama — even against McCain, a military legend who shares McChrystal's transnational progressive outlook.

"Now it can be told," elaborates Marc Ambinder at the Atlantic "The story about [McChrystal] voting for Obama is not contrived. He is a political liberal. He is a social liberal. He banned Fox News from the television sets in his headquarters. Yes, really."

Yes, really. The revealing Rolling Stone profile also tells us that the general "banned alcohol on base [and] kicked out Burger King and other symbols of American excess." (Recall the very similar Obama edict that American forces not fly the Stars and Stripes at their base during their humanitarian mission in Haiti — a self-loathing trend that has also taken hold on college campuses.) Even McChrystal's undoing here — ironically, by Rolling Stone, not Fox News — is, as VDH suggested yesterday, attributable to a disturbing contempt for authority and decorum that McChrystal and his top aides made little effort to conceal from Hastings. (Byron has more on that, here.)

I got in some hot water here last year for arguing that Gen. McChrystal, for all his undeniable valor, is a progressive big-thinker who has been conducting a sociology experiment in Islamic nation-building. It's a flawed experiment that assumes Afghan Muslims will side with us — i.e., the Westerners their clerical authorities tell them are infidel invaders and occupiers — against their fellow Afghan Muslims.

Nothing in the ensuing months changes my mind. To the contrary, what I've seen lately indicates that, while our troops are imperiled under strait-jacketing rules of engagement imposed by Gen. McChrystal to avoid offending Afghans, Christian missionaries have been suspended for preaching (proselytism for any belief-system other than Islam is illegal in Afghanistan).

I've seen Asia News's report that Afghan converts to Christianity have been sentenced to death for apostasy. All this, moreover, is happening under the new constitution we helped write, which (as the State Department bragged in 2004) enshrines sharia as Afghanistan's fundamental law. That is, the Afghan Muslim population our troops are fighting and dying to protect has institutionalized the persecution of other populations (when the said Muslims are not otherwise busy killing each other).

In the Examiner, Byron points to Rolling Stone's account of a frustrated American soldier, lamenting the death of a fellow soldier killed because of the rules of engagement. "You sit and ask yourself," says the soldier, "What are we doing here?" I don't know, but whatever it is, it is not what Americans thought they were sending our military to Afghanistan to do.


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From Rush Limbaugh:

"In some people's opinion, look at what's happened here is in order to save his bacon, Obama's had to go get a "Bush general his party hates in order to save his bacon in the war in the Afghanistan, and despite Obama being the commander-in-chief, it's really Petraeus now 'cause he holds all the cards 'cause he is the safety valve."
"Even more about McChrystal: now it can be told. The story about him voting for Obama is not contrived. He is a political liberal. He is a social liberal," and he is a wacko environmentalist liberal. "He banned Fox News from the television sets in his headquarters." He has banned fast food, Burger King and all that from his headquarters and from people in his command.
this explains why he trusted some reporter from Rolling Stone. If this guy is as far left as he is -- and, by the way, if this is true (and I happen to believe it now), if this is the case, you can't say that Obama got rid of McChrystal for politics. They're two peas in a pod here. The guy voted for Obama. So whatever PR somebody wants to attach to it. Obama just got rid of a like-minded soul except for the fact that McChrystal likes to pull the trigger and kill the bad guys and Obama doesn't. McChrystal likes to win. Obama doesn't. But now Obama has been maneuvered into a position where the only option is to win, because that's what you go get Petraeus for. That's why you get rid of McChrystal. So now Obama's really screwed himself and the left-wing base because he'd made it clear he's hired Bush's most hated general -- the successful architect of Iraq, of the surge, counterinsurgency strategy -- and charged him with winning. What do you do bet that July 11th withdrawal date gets moved now?
I cannot emphasize this enough. McChrystal and Obama, policy-wise, were on the same page. They were in total agreement on policy. In this Rolling Stone piece whatever McChrystal and his aides said was aimed at the folks who opposed Obama's policy, and who were they? Vice President Bite Me, John Kerry (who served in Vietnam), Jim Jones his national security guy, Richard Holbrooke, and this guy Eikenberry. But those guys are kept on in the national security team, and the general -- who was on the same page with Obama policy-wise, other than the number of troops on the ground. McChrystal didn't get the boots he wanted and he doesn't like the time frame, but in terms of everything else they were pretty much on the same page. So he goes. If Obama really wanted to get rid of the division, getting rid of the general was the wrong guy to get rid of.
Get rid of the clowns in his own national security team. Vice President Bite Me, Holbrooke, and Eikenberry especially. That's where the rift is, or was.

Rush had read this article and others and in case you would like to read it too, CLICK HERE for the link.

The Night Beat: Obama Borrows the Military Back




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


Pretty rich irony, isn’t it? Obama fired a progressive General who voted for him, and replaced him with Bush’s General. I peeked in over at DU to see how they were reacting to all of this and they are not happy about it.

So it appears that Obama was forced to sack someone who emulated his liberalism. This is just bizarre.

There is also this:
From The Washington Examiner


But the bigger problem with McChrystal’s leadership has always been the general’s devotion to unreasonably restrictive rules of engagement that are resulting in the unnecessary deaths of American and coalition forces. We have had many, many accounts of the rules endangering Americans, and the Rolling Stone article provides more evidence. In the story, a soldier at Combat Outpost JFM who had earlier met with McChrystal was killed in a house that American officers had asked permission to destroy. From the article:

The night before the general is scheduled to visit Sgt. Arroyo’s platoon for the memorial, I arrive at Combat Outpost JFM to speak with the soldiers he had gone on patrol with. JFM is a small encampment, ringed by high blast walls and guard towers. Almost all of the soldiers here have been on repeated combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and have seen some of the worst fighting of both wars. But they are especially angered by Ingram’s death. His commanders had repeatedly requested permission to tear down the house where Ingram was killed, noting that it was often used as a combat position by the Taliban. But due to McChrystal’s new restrictions to avoid upsetting civilians, the request had been denied. “These were abandoned houses,” fumes Staff Sgt. Kennith Hicks. “Nobody was coming back to live in them.”
One soldier shows me the list of new regulations the platoon was given. “Patrol only in areas that you are reasonably certain that you will not have to defend yourselves with lethal force,” the laminated card reads. For a soldier who has traveled halfway around the world to fight, that’s like telling a cop he should only patrol in areas where he knows he won’t have to make arrests. “Does that make any f–king sense?” Pfc. Jared Pautsch. “We should just drop a f–king bomb on this place. You sit and ask yourself: What are we doing here?”


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (4)


MacArthur Defeats Truman: The Real McChrystal Message by Jeffrey Lord





MacArthur Defeats Truman: The Real McChrystal Message

The American Spectator


By Jeffrey Lord


Harry Truman was no dove.

But Douglas MacArthur made him look like one.

And the political consequences for Democrats of Truman's legendary dismissal of the iconic hero of World War II -- at the height of the Korean War -- were both dramatic and long-lasting. In fact, those consequences are part of the political baggage of the American left -- and the Obama administration -- to this day. It is a history that stirs yet again with the decision of President Obama to fire General Stanley McChrystal in the wake of the now infamous Rolling Stone interview with the General and his aides.

First, the history.

World War II was over, and the world celebrated. Within a month of Truman's decision to drop two atomic bombs -- the brand new weapon of the day -- on Japan, the Japanese had finally yielded. General Douglas MacArthur, the hero of the Pacific Theater, had accepted the Japanese surrender onboard the battleship USS Missouri.

MacArthur was quickly installed as, in effect, the American Shogun of Japan in the aftermath of the war. Working effectively to keep the Japanese tradition of the Emperor yet melding it with a solid constitutional underpinning of democracy, the General played no small role in helping the Japanese people recover and thrive as the Asian democracy they have been ever since.

Yet while MacArthur was busy reconstructing Japan, Truman was coming to the recognition that the Soviet Union was turning from an American ally against Hitler to its central dream of imposing a Marxist-Leninist dictatorship on the world. The Cold War had begun.

Americans, still celebrating and trying to resume the joys of a normal civilian life, were finding themselves increasingly caught up in a bewildering if not frightening new world they simply hadn't seen coming. It wasn't the peace they thought they had won.

Startling accusations flew along with a host of new names.

Gone were FDR and the bulk of the household names that had filled the newspapers, radio newscasts and newsreels since 1932. In their place were tumultuous allegations of Communist spies in the government, secretly salted throughout the Roosevelt and now Truman administrations. A young California Congressman named Richard Nixon burst on the scene helping a Time magazine editor named Whittaker Chambers expose an ex-FDR aide named Alger Hiss as a Communist spy. A Wisconsin veteran styling himself "Tail-Gunner Joe" McCarthy was elected to the U.S. Senate in the 1946 elections and soon was making accusations of communists in government. Abroad, the United States was finding itself in one crisis after another with Communism. Berlin was blockaded, Greece was under assault, Mao Tse-tung toppled the Chinese government. Winston Churchill pronounced the reality of what he called "The Iron Curtain." The Russians -- with the help of American spies -- had gotten their hands on The Bomb.

And inside the Democratic Party an at-first almost invisible fissure began to widen and show itself, separating Truman from self-described left-wing "progressives" as represented by his predecessor as FDR's vice president, Henry Wallace. The dividing line? How to deal with the Soviet Union and its increasingly relentless drive to remake the world -- by murderous force -- in the Communist image of Marx and Lenin.

In this new era, on June 25, 1950, Communist North Korea invaded South Korea, stunning both Truman and the world. No slouch in taking action, Truman quickly arranged for the new United Nations -- a decision from which the Soviets had deliberately absented themselves -- to call for a police action and send member country troops to South Korea. MacArthur, the hero of World War II who had spent much of his career in Asia, was called from Japan to take command.

Which, in his usual and famously imperious fashion, he did. In MacArthur's world Truman, while president, was little more than the failed haberdasher and crass World War I artillery captain that was the caricature of Truman's political enemies. The notion that fate would have Truman giving orders to MacArthur simultaneously amused and infuriated.

There were increasing clashes between the two. Most behind the scenes, but increasingly some leaking into the media of the day. Even more irritatingly to Truman -- and, in retrospect a sign of the historic division to come -- MacArthur was picking up allies among prominent Republican conservatives in Congress.

In particular, the once isolationist-leaning GOP of the 1930s was now focusing on the new Communist threat. And what it perceived as the growing problem internal to the Democrats, as exemplified by Henry Wallace and his "progressives." The problem? Weakness towards Communism, a philosophy that was, with increasing clarity, seen as a sworn enemy of America, freedom and democracy. A re-start of the war just ended by other means. In the vernacular of a day that was belatedly yet correctly sensitive to the rise of Hitler -- Republicans saw this as appeasement. Appeasement of Communism. And this time, the GOP had no intention of sitting on the sidelines as many felt it had during Hitler's rise to power and war.



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

Interesting read. The essence of the Spectator article is that McArthur was tougher on communism that Truman and from that time on the American people saw democrats as weaker on communism than republicans. In fact, the article states that the firing of McArthur was the beginning of the transformation of the democrat party into the party of appeasement which has culminated in the Obama presidency. The article concludes that since the American people support toughness over appeasement, Truman may have fired McArthur but McArthur won in the end.

Obama is no Truman. McChrystal is no MacArthur. MacArthur was a Republican and McChrystal is a democrat. And he’s certainly not the only or even principal cause for Obama’s precipitously declining approval ratings. But we can at least hope that the above article and snipet of history gets repeated.

Truman lost China and was a wimp on Communism. If MacArthur had his way we would not be worrying about China or North Korea.

Truman didn’t run in 52 cause his approval rating was in the tank.


....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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Stupid DEMOCRAT County Supervisor Peggy West Supports AZ.Boycott BUT Doesn't Know AZ. Borders Mexico



Democrat County Supervisor Peggy West is a strong advocate for the City of Milwaukee to boycott Arizona over its immigration law. Shockingly, during a speech West revealed that she doesn’t realize Arizona shares a border with Mexico. West said,

“If this was Texas, which is the state that is directly on the border with Mexico, and they were calling for a measure like this…I would have to look twice at this. But, this is a state that is a ways removed from the border.”

It seems like she believes Texas is the only state that borders Mexico!


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

It amazes me how ignorant and uninformed so many liberals are. She could hurt herself. LOL


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Democrat Rep. Paul Kanjorski Says He Helps “good average American people,” NOT “minorities” or “defective” People...OMG







Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) made the comments Wednesday during the House and Senate conference on the financial reform bill. He was defending a Pennsylvania program that provides assistance to low-income people facing foreclosure on their homes.


Democrat Rep. Paul Kanjorski – of Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District – during a hearing where he said his office has been helping during the economic crisis “good average American people,” which he qualified as not being “minorities” or “defective” people.

“Because of the longevity of this recession, these are people and they’re not minorities and they’re not defective and they’re not all the things you’d like to insinuate that these programs [are] about, these are average, good American people.”


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

Good grief. The entire Democrat party should flush itself down a toilet.


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Remembering The Korean War 1950 - 1955



On June 25, 1950, the North Korean Army began an offensive to invade South Korea that resulted in the capture of the republic’s capital, Seoul, within four days. The United States, the United Kingdom and other members of the United Nations moved to actively defend South Korea – an effort that would last until July 27, 1953, when negotiations concluded and fighting finally ended.

North Korea attacks across 38th parallel, 60 years ago

Sixty years ago, the Korean War became the first major armed clash between the free world and Communist forces, as the so-called Cold War turned hot.


This is a wonderful website about the Korean War.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to see it. There are several articles and also photos..



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This is also a great story that goes along with the Korean War. I am posting it again for those that have not seen it before. ~ Wild Thing


Tootsie rolls and pops sweeten the lives of battle-weary men

When I was a little girl, I received 25 cents as a weekly allowance. During those days, it cost one cent for a Tootsie Pop, a penny for "littles" Tootsie Rolls and five cents for "biggies."

We were Navy people. My father served during WWII in Hawaii; my big brother, Charlie, served in Korea, and my baby brother, Jerry, served during Vietnam.

Not having any real idea what "War" was all about, I used to write to daddy in my little-girl handwriting, telling him of all the things my friends and I were doing. I remember asking him to please hurry home because Dubble Bubble gum was being rationed and we had to stand in line for just one piece. Being my big strong dad, I was sure he would do something about it.

Often, I placed my pennies in a wooden matchbox to save enough to send him some candy along with my letters. Once I'd saved enough money, I would troop across the street to Pete's corner store and proudly place all my pennies on the counter and ask how many Tootsie rolls and Tootsie lollipops my coppers could buy. Taking them home, I wrote my letter and wrapped the candies in old Boston Post newspaper pages and shipped them off. I always sent his favorite yellow Tootsie pops. When I could afford it, I sent "biggies" Tootsie rolls. Many times the post office didn't charge me for stamps. Now, I realize that it was probably the counter person who paid for the postage.

When my father finally came home, he brought me a real grass hula skirt from Hawaii -- and as a reminder of my gifts to him, two yellow Tootsie roll lollipops. Following that, he regularly reminded me of those little girl gifts and how happy they made him during the war. I also sent my two brothers Tootsie Rolls and Pops when they were in the Navy. They never forgot, either.

Even now, I distribute Tootsie Roll pops to my "One Woman Comedy Show" audiences thanks to Tootsie Roll Industries. It's fun to watch adults become children again while they search the basket full of lollipops for their favorite flavor.

Tootsie Roll Industries has been a long-time friend of men and women serving their country.

History tells about a time in November, 1950, during the Korean War. The First Marine Division with part of two U.S. Army combat teams and a detachment of British Commandos along with some South Korean Policemen -- about 15,000 in all -- faced 120,000 Chinese Communists. The confrontation took place at a mountain reservoir called Chang Jin (the Americans called it "Chosin.") Temperatures ranged from minus five degrees below zero in the day to minus twenty-five below zero at night. The ground froze so hard that bulldozers could not dig emplacements for Artillery. The cold impeded weapons from firing automatically. It also numbed minds and froze fingers and toes.

The troops were surrounded, outnumbered 10 to 1 and desperately in need of food and mortars. With freezing temperatures, military-supplied rations were frozen solid and inedible.

Using the code word "Tootsie Rolls" (that meant mortars, not candy) a radioman sent a message asking for ammunition.

Misunderstanding the call, the Air Force airdropped thousands of Tootsie Rolls to the trapped men in the Chosin Reservoir.

The men were close to starvation and the chocolate Tootsie Rolls (biggies) withstood the cold and provided food and energy. Some were kept close to the men's bodies to soften them and were often used to plug holes in fuel drums, radiators and gas tanks that had been riddled with bullets after enemy attacks. Once in place, the softened Tootsie Roll froze again and made a perfect plug.

The Air Force finally caught on and sent additional mortar ammunition.

On December 10, 1950, the men fought their way out of North Korea. Overall, seventeen Medals of Honor were awarded, thirteen during the officially recognized dates of November 15 to December 10, 1950. Rarely in the annals of military history has a force been up against such unfavorable odds, both in terms of numbers and the elements, and still prevailed.

In the 1980s, Marines who survived the battle formed an organization aptly named the Chosin Few. For many years, the group held reunions and Tootsie Rolls were always present.

Over the years, the survivors formed a special relationship with the company and the candies. "We are honored to share a bond with these heroic men and will always take pride in the small role we played in this epic battle," said Melvin J. Gordon, chairman of the board of Tootsie Roll Industries. "Tootsie Roll has been involved with every major U.S. military engagement during the last century, but this is the only incident we know of in which Tootsie Rolls saved lives."

One survivor, Bob Weisham of San Diego, said, "No matter where or when we get together, the tables always have handfuls of Tootsie Rolls on them. "It probably sounds funny that such small things as Tootsie Rolls can make a difference." He added, "For us, they made all the difference."

Tootsie Roll lollipops also helped serve the men in Vietnam. Carl Jacob, a member of Delta Company 196 Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam, sent the Tootsie Roll Company a photograph taken in 1970 depicting Jacob and several other members of his unit enjoying Tootsie Pops in the heat during some downtime.




....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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June 24, 2010

Missouri Man's Sign on U.S. 71 Draws Fire



A Missouri man’s sign painted on the side of an empty trailer along U.S. 71 has been torched twice in recent weeks. David Jungerman placed the trailer and sign in his field along the major highway, saying:

Are you a Producer or Parasite

Democrats – Party of the Parasites


Kansas City.com

David Jungerman farms 6,800 acres of river bottom land in western Missouri.

He’s not the kind of guy who posts on Twitter or has a Facebook profile.

So when the 72-year-old Raytown man wanted to speak out politically, he used what he had handy: a 45-foot-long, semi-truck box trailer.

Are you a Producer or Parasite

Democrats - Party of the Parasites


He planted the trailer with its professionally painted message in his Bates County cornfield along heavily traveled U.S. 71 about an hour south of Kansas City. He wanted lots of people to see it.

They did. Including at least one with a good case of outrage, matches and a can of gas.

On May 12, Jungerman’s trailer was torched. The Rich Hill volunteer fire department responded. A week later, it was set afire again. The firefighters put it out again.

Then flames erupted in an empty farm house that Jungerman owns.

“They don’t like free speech,” said Jungerman. He put out a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

The sign is harder to read now because some of the letters are charred; the trailer tires burnt to nothing.

“Things are getting a little out of hand out there,” said Chief Deputy Justin Moreland of the Bates County Sheriff’s Office.

Local Democrats don’t want to be linked to the arsons. Jungerman has every right to speak his mind, said Kay Caskey, a Bates County Democrat and wife of longtime state Sen. Harold Caskey.

“Obviously our country is in disarray now because of economics, jobs and foreclosures,” she said. “We are hurting as a country. But there are too many people who want to tear it down instead of build it up. Yes, there is anger out there, and we are a long way from Washington.
“This man has a right to do what he did, but around here some people might wonder at what point do you cross the line?”
Jungerman said he didn’t mean to direct his sign at local Democrats. Many of those are old-fashioned Harry Truman Democrats, he said.
“They’re more conservative than many Republicans,” he said. “I should have put an ad in the paper to explain that. No, I meant the national Democrat parasite base that is sucking this country dry. The ones that just take from the government and not give anything back.”

Jungerman says he’s not even a die-hard Republican. He voted for Claire McCaskill when she won a U.S. Senate seat in 2006.

He put the sign out to make a point, but also to stir up some fun.

“You should have heard the truckers talking on the CB radio,” he said with a chuckle. “One would like the sign and another would tell him to pull over up ahead so he could whup him.”

Jungerman grew up on a farm, but got tired of the tail of a Jersey milk cow hitting him in the face so he told his father he was going to town to get a job.

“I’ve worked 80 to 90 hours a week ever since,” he said.

He’s a staunch believer in personal responsibility. In 1990, he and his daughter confronted four teens they caught fishing in a pond on their Raytown land. The boys called them names and threatened them, Jungerman said, and one spit on Jungerman’s daughter.

Jungerman pulled a snub-nosed .38-caliber and held them until police arrived.

The police, however, arrested him, took his Rolex watch and threw him in jail. The next day when he made bail, police did not return the watch. They said they didn’t remember him having one.

He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge.

Five years later, against advice, he sued the city of Raytown for the value of the watch. He represented himself in a three-day trial that he won. But the judge overturned the verdict and the jury’s award of $9,175.

Jungerman appealed, won again and got his money.

Today, he owns a baby furniture company. He manages to get down to his farmland two or three times a week.

His problem now is that corn is looking good. Soon, it will obscure his trailer sign from highway traffic.

“Well, I would have pulled it out of there by now if they hadn’t burned the tires off.”



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

I guess the truth isn’t particularly palatable to the parasites. This man is absolutely right! They are parasites.


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Remains of 72 people found at World Trade Center site




Remains of 72 people found at World Trade Center site

Telegraph co.uk

The sifting of more than 800 cubic yards (612 cubic meters) of debris recovered from ground zero and underneath roads around the lower Manhattan site began in April and ended Friday.

The greatest number of remains – 37 – were found from material underneath West Street, a highway on the west side of ground zero. The new debris was uncovered as construction work made new parts of the site accessible.




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

We are still finding bodies of Americans from September 11th, 2001.


And every bone shard and personal effect found comes to you courtesy of the religion of bloodthirsty barbarians everywhere, Islam.

And NY is letting them build a mosque on top of them. Insult upon insult!! I wonder if the mosque be blaring the Muslim call to prayer


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Obama Halts Sand Berm Dredging Gov. Jindal and Louisiana Parish Pres. Nungesser Pleads With President To Allow Work To Continue






New Orleans WDSU-TV

The federal government is shutting down the dredging that was being done to create protective sand berms in the Gulf of Mexico.
The berms are meant to protect the Louisiana coastline from oil. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department has concerns about where the dredging is being done.
Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who was one of the most vocal advocates of the dredging plan, has sent a letter to President Barack Obama, pleading for the work to continue.
Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who was one of the most vocal advocates of the dredging plan, has sent a letter to President Barack Obama, pleading for the work to continue.
Nungesser said the government has asked crews to move the dredging site two more miles farther off the coastline.
"Once again, our government resource agencies, which are intended to protect us, are now leaving us vulnerable to the destruction of our coastline and marshes by the impending oil," Nungesser wrote to Obama. "Furthermore, with the threat of hurricanes or tropical storms, we are being put at an increased risk for devastation to our area from the intrusion of oil.
Nungesser has asked for the dredging to continue for the next seven days, the amount of time it would take to move the dredging operations two miles and out resume work. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday also joined Nungesser in asking for an extension.

Nungesser's letter includes an emotional plea to the president.

"Please don't let them shut this dredge down," he wrote. "This requires your immediate attention!"


– They have only accepted assistance from 5 of 28 countries.
– It took the Obama Administration 53 days to accept help from the Dutch and British.
– It took 58 days to mobilize the US military to the Gulf.
– They shut down crude-sucking barges due to fire extinguisher concerns.
– They ignore oil boom manufacturers that have miles of product stockpiled in their warehouses.
– They only have moved 5 of 2,000 oil skimmers to the disaster area off of Florida.
– The president continues to hit the golf course, ball games, hold BBQ’s and party while the coast drowns in oil.

And, now the feds are shutting down the sand berm dredging off of the Louisiana coast.


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

Obama is purposely NOT doing anything that can help slow the flow of oil or protect the shoreline. He is actively fighting against every single protection of the gulf coast.

Nungesser who is always on CNN cheerleading Obama now gets stabbed in the back for it, as Obama does everyone eventually.


....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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Mexican Drug Cartel Threatens Nogales, AZ Police Officers with Snipers



Mexican Drug Cartel Threatens Nogales, AZ Police Officers with Snipers


On the same day 15 Federales were gunned down in Mexico by drug cartel gunman, the cartel has threatened American police in Nogales, AZ with gunman and sniper attack if they again interfered in drug smuggling activity while off duty.

This follows an incident in early June when off-duty Nogales officers conducted a drug bust while off duty. Nogales police said they would not turn a blind eye to illegal activity when not on duty, but the threats are a new and menacing signal that Mexican-style murder and reprisals against law enforcement may be coming to America sooner than thought.


Gunmen kill 15 Mexican officers in 2 attacks




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


The stench of weakness from Washington has not gone unnoticed. This is what happens when we “elect” a government that has no interest in securing its borders.


Remember when Calderon visited the White House Obama stated “We are not a nation defined by our borders.”

Here is the Stand With Arizona website at Facebook.


Stand With Arizona (and Against Illegal Immigration)

They are also discussing it over at AR15.com. They do not like it at all either.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=1056131



....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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Pelosi Asks For Donations To Fend Off Potential GOP Investigations



Pelosi asks for donations to fend off potential GOP investigations

The Hill


Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is asking supporters for contributions to help prevent the "subpoenas and investigations" that would result from a GOP majority.

In a fundraising letter for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Pelosi says if Republicans take back the House, they'll initiate "endless investigations against President Obama" and "bring back the days of Ken Starr and the politics of personal destruction."

"Remember a Republican-controlled Congress that devoted more time to subpoenas and investigations than to solving our country's problems?" Pelosi asks. "There is far too much at stake for our country now to allow it to happen again."

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, has shown himself willing and eager to be a thorn in the side of the Obama administration on everything from the BP oil spill to the Joe Sestak job offer. Few doubt that he would use a chairmanship to ramp up those efforts.



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

San Fran Nan sees the writing on the wall. She not only didn't 'drain the swamp' but allowed corruption by Dems to flourish. November is just over 4 months away and she feels the heat.

No problem Nancy, just stop your 18,000/month SF office expense heh heh


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Obama Declares War -- on Arizona



Obama declares war -- on Arizona

By: Byron York

Washington Examiner

The Obama administration has a lot of fights on its hands. Putting aside real wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, there's the battle against leaking oil in the Gulf, the struggle against 9.7 percent unemployment across the country, and clashes over the president's agenda on Capitol Hill.


Despite all that, the White House has found time to issue a new declaration of war, this time against an unlikely enemy: the state of Arizona.

The Justice Department is preparing to sue Arizona over its new immigration law. The president has stiffed Gov. Jan Brewer's call for meaningful assistance in efforts to secure the border. And the White House has accused Arizona's junior senator, Republican Jon Kyl, of lying about an Oval Office discussion with the president over comprehensive immigration reform. Put them all together, and you have an ugly state of affairs that's getting uglier by the day.

First, the lawsuit. Last week, Brewer was appalled to learn the Justice Department's intentions not from the Justice Department but from an interview done by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with an Ecuadorian TV outlet. "It would seem to me that if they were going to file suit against us," Brewer told Fox News' Greta van Susteren last week, "they definitely would have contacted us first and informed us before they informed citizens ... of another nation."

But they didn't.

"There certainly seems to be an underlying disrespect for the state of Arizona," says Kris Kobach, the law professor and former Bush administration Justice Department official who helped draft the Arizona law. Kobach points out that during the Bush years, several states openly flouted federal immigration law on issues like sanctuary cities and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. Respecting the doctrines of comity and federalism, the Bush administration didn't sue. Now, when Arizona passes a measure that is fully consistent with federal law, the Obama administration, says Kobach, "goes sprinting to the courthouse door."

Then there is the matter of the White House's assistance, or nonassistance, in Arizona's border-security efforts. On June 3, the president, under criticism for refusing to meet or even talk to Brewer, reluctantly granted her an audience in the Oval Office. After the meeting, Brewer told reporters Obama pledged that administration officials would come to Arizona within two weeks with details of plans to secure the border.

June 17 marked two weeks, and there were no administration officials and no plans. There still aren't. "What a disappointment," Brewer told van Susteren. "You know, when you hear from the president of the United States and he gives you a commitment, you would think that they would stand up and stand by their word. It is totally disappointing."

And now, there's the Kyl controversy. On June 18, Kyl told a town meeting in North Phoenix that Obama personally told him the administration will not secure the U.S.-Mexico border because doing so would make it politically difficult to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

"I met with the president in the Oval Office, just the two of us," Kyl said. "Here's what the president said. The problem is, he said, if we secure the border, then you all won't have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform."
"In other words," Kyl continued, "they're holding it hostage. They don't want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with comprehensive immigration reform."

After Kyl's statement went viral on the Internet, the White House issued a sharp denial. "The president didn't say that and Senator Kyl knows it," communications director Dan Pfeiffer wrote on the White House blog. "There are more resources dedicated toward border security today than ever before, but, as the president has made clear, truly securing the border will require a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system."

Kyl is not backing down. "What I said occurred, did occur," he told an Arizona radio station. "Some spokesman down at the White House said no, that isn't what happened at all, and then proceeded to say we need comprehensive immigration reform to secure the border. That is their position, and all I was doing was explaining why, from a conversation with the president, why it appears that that's their position."

Even if it didn't have so many other fights on its hands, it would be unusual for an administration to align itself against an American state. But that's precisely what has happened.


Soon it will be up to the courts and voters to decide whether Obama's campaign against Arizona will succeed or fail


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

I hate the way this clown believes that America is his enemy. If only he’d go after the enemies of America the way he goes after 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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June 23, 2010

Obama Replaces McChrystal with Petraeus - Complete Video



This is the complete video of President Barack Obama’s announcement today, June 23, 2010, that he has relieved Gen. Stanley McChrystal of his duties by “accepting his resignation,” and has replaced him with Gen. David Petraeus. Petraeus will now assume direction of the U.S. War effort in Afghanistan. Despite saying this was not about “personal insult” as a result of McChrystal’s quoted comments in a “Rolling Stone” magazine, it is hard to come to any other conclusion since Obama praised McChrystal as “one of America’s finest soldiers.”


Petraeus moves to take over the Afghan war effort from his post as head of the Central Command, where he has been in charge of all U.S. forces in the Middle East. He previously commanded U.S. forces in Iraq and was credited with implementing a strategy that turned the tide against insurgents and sectarian groups in that war.


Statement By Gen. Stanley McChrystal


This morning the President accepted my resignation as Commander of U.S. and NATO Coalition Forces in Afghanistan.

I strongly support the President's strategy in Afghanistan and am deeply committed to our coalition forces, our partner nations, and the Afghan people. It was out of respect for this commitment — and a desire to see the mission succeed — that I tendered my resignation.




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" This is why Gen. McChrystal & His Staff Mocked Obama & Biden " ~ Mark Levin




From Mark Levin's website:

THIS is why General McChrystal and his staff mocked Obama and Biden, et al ... because THIS White House trashed our military in leaks to the leftist Jonathan Alter, who used their quotes in his book ... which was intended to make the military look bad. This is NOT how a commander-in-chief is supposed to conduct himself.




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Secrets From Inside the Obama War Room


From The Promise: President Obama, Year One

by Jonathan Alter

To be published on May 18 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. © 2010 by Jonathan Alter.

The first of 10 “AFPAK” meetings came on Sept. 13, when the president gathered 16 advisers in the Situation Room in the basement of the White House. This was to be the most methodical national-security decision in a generation. Deputy national-security adviser Tom Donilon had commissioned research that backed up an astonishing historical truth: neither the Vietnam War nor the Iraq War featured any key meetings where all the issues and assumptions were discussed by policymakers. In both cases the United States was sucked into war inch by inch.

The Obama administration was determined to change that. “For the past eight years, whatever the military asked for, they got,” Obama explained later. “My job was to slow things down.” The president had something precious in modern crisis management: time. “I had to put up with the ‘dithering’ arguments from Dick Cheney or others,” Obama said. “But as long as I wasn’t shaken by the political chatter, I had the time to work through all these issues and ask a bunch of tough questions and force people to sharpen their pencils until we arrived at the best possible solution.”

Obama’s approach in the meetings was the same as always. He was, according to one participant, “clear-eyed, hardheaded, and demanding.” More than once the president felt obliged to remind those briefing him that it wasn’t 2001 anymore. The United States had been in Afghanistan for eight years, and doing more of the same wasn’t going to cut it. The war in Afghanistan was destined soon to pass Vietnam (11 years) as the longest war in American history.

The AfPak sessions led to an explosion of unauthorized disclosures, spin, and cutthroat bureaucratic gamesmanship, including the leak of the McChrystal Report to Bob Woodward of The Washington Post. The president later admitted privately that his administration had handled the assigning of the report “stupidly.” Instead of simply asking Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the new commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, for a status report on the deteriorating situation on the ground, he let Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dispatch McChrystal with a vague assignment that included making recommendations. He figured he should have known that any report would inevitably get out if put on paper.


The flap over the leak did nothing to chasten the Pentagon. In fact, the military, practiced in the ways of Washington, now ran PR circles around the neophytes in the Obama White House, leaking something to the Pentagon reporters nearly every day. The motive for all the leaks seemed clear to the White House: to box the president into the policy that McChrystal had recommended, at least another 80,000 troops and an open-ended commitment lasting 10 years or more.

Admiral Mullen, the son of a Hollywood publicist whose clients included Bob Hope and Jimmy Stewart, looked unassuming but knew how to handle himself in the press. Gen. David Petraeus, the CentCom commander, of course was a pro at cultivating reporters. Even before the leaking of the report, McChrystal, working with Mullen’s approval, made himself shockingly accessible to the press. He sat for a long, colorful interview with 60 Minutes, appeared on the cover of The New York Times Magazine, and dismissed the Biden plan (few troops, targeting Al Qaeda with drones) to NEWSWEEK.

Mullen dug himself in especially deep at his reconfirmation hearings for chairman of the Joint Chiefs when he made an aggressive case for a long-term commitment in Afghanistan. White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was enraged at Mullen’s public testimony and let the Pentagon know it. When Petraeus gave an interview to Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson on Sept. 4 calling for a “fully resourced, comprehensive counterinsurgency campaign,” the chief of staff was even angrier. Mullen and Petraeus thought the whole thing was a big misunderstanding. They said that once they heard the policy was under review, they stopped talking. “Hey, Denis, don’t worry,” Petraeus told NSC chief of staff Denis McDonough, “I get it.”

If so, apparently McChrystal didn’t get the word. Scheduled to give a speech on Oct. 1 before the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, McChrystal wasn’t sure if he should make the trip, but Mullen told him he should definitely go; it would help the transatlantic alliance. The speech was unexceptional until the question period, when McChrystal crossed his commander in chief in ways that would have consequences. When a questioner asked if he could support a presidential decision to fight the war with drone aircraft and Special Forces that focused on defeating Al Qaeda, McChrystal replied, “The short, glib answer is no.”

If the president sided with Biden, the commanding general couldn’t support it? This was insubordination, and the White House was livid. Was McChrystal out of control or just naive? (The consensus was naive.) Obama and his senior staff believed this had Mullen’s and Petraeus’s fingerprints all over it. They were using McChrystal to jam the president, box him in, manipulate him, game him—use whatever verb you like. The president had not yet decided on a policy and didn’t appreciate the military sounding in public as if he had.

Some aides worried at least briefly that Petraeus was politically ambitious and was making an implied threat: decide Afghanistan my way or I just might resign my command and run for president in 2012. It wasn’t a crazy thought. Rep. Peter King and various blogs were promoting him for high office. Although he insisted he was uninterested, Petraeus was a registered Republican in New Hampshire and well positioned to run as a Colin Powell–style alternative to Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, or anyone else in the 2012 presidential primaries. When asked about it, Petraeus was, as he later put it, “Shermanesque.” Not interested. “What part of ‘no’ don’t you understand?” he said.

On the day after the London speech, McChrystal was summoned to Copenhagen to meet with Obama, who was trying—and failing—to lure the Olympics to Chicago. They talked alone for 25 minutes while Air Force One sat on the tarmac. It was only the second time the two had met since McChrystal took over in June. The president wasn’t happy, but he held his temper in check, as usual. By this time the White House had concluded that McChrystal was simply in over his head in the media world, a pawn in Mullen and Petraeus’s game.

Obama found that he liked McChrystal personally and thought he had the right approach for completing the mission. Of course he wanted more troops, Obama figured. All battlefield generals do. But Obama was perfectly aware of the box he was now in. He could defer entirely to his generals, as President Bush had done, which he considered an abdication of responsibility. Or he could overrule them, which would weaken their effectiveness, with negative consequences for soldiers in the field, relations with allies, and the president’s own political position. There had to be a third way, he figured.

In the meantime it was important to remind the brass who was in charge. Inside the National Security Council, advisers considered what happened next historic, a presidential dressing-down unlike any in the United States in more than half a century. In the first week of October, Gates and Mullen were summoned to the Oval Office, where the president told them that he was “exceedingly unhappy” with the Pentagon’s conduct. He said the leaks and positioning in advance of a decision were “disrespectful of the process” and “damaging to the men and women in uniform and to the country.” In a cold fury Obama said he wanted to know “here and now” if the Pentagon would be on board with any presidential decision and could faithfully implement it.

“This was a cold and bracing meeting,” said an official in the room. Lyndon Johnson had never talked to Gen. William Westmoreland that way, or George H.W. Bush to Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. Presidents Kennedy, Carter, and Clinton had all been played by the Pentagon at various points but hadn’t fought back as directly. Now Obama was sending an unmistakable message: don’t toy with me. Just because he was young, new, a Democrat, and had never been in uniform didn’t mean he was going to get backed into a corner.

Mullen described himself as “chagrined” after the meeting. He had always felt strongly about the importance of civilian control of the military, and in 2008 had delivered a message to the armed forces reminding all service personnel to stay out of politics. Now he and Gates pledged support and told the president that the conduct would change, and it did. On Oct. 5, Gates said in a speech to the Association of the United States Army that it was “imperative” that generals provide their advice “candidly but privately.” (He felt the White House was just as guilty of damaging leaks as the Pentagon, and he hoped his message of discretion was heard there, too.) Mullen and Joint Chiefs vice chairman Gen. James Cartwright stopped selling the McChrystal plan and told Petraeus and McChrystal to stop talking publicly until the policy deliberations were resolved. “They swore loyalty,” said one senior civilian official. “And we chose to believe them.”

The Nov. 11 Veterans Day meeting, the eighth on AfPak, would prove pivotal. “I don’t want to be going to Walter Reed for another eight years,” Obama told the group. That day the president gave preliminary approval to the plan presented to him by the military, which called for 40,000 more troops to be sent to Afghanistan over 21 months. But the timetable stuck in his craw. Already in a snappish mood, he found it appalling that in the world of modern military transport it would take nearly two years to get those boots on the ground. In the Gulf War in 1990–91, the military got half a million troops to the region in less than six months.

“I don’t know how we can describe this as a surge,” Obama said sharply. The president then turned to Petraeus. “Am I mistaken in remembering that the 30,000 troops in Iraq arrived in a six-month window in 2007?”

“No,” Petraeus said, “you’re not.” The president was treading in a sensitive area. “Any time Iraq was mentioned it was like putting a hot rod under Petraeus. He would practically levitate,” said one person in the room. Obama bore in: “So why is this surge taking place over 21 months if that one was done in six months?”

Petraeus replied that the Afghanistan surge was not modeled on Iraq. “Well, your presentation earlier was on Iraq,” Obama reminded him.

The general always threw in the caveat that Iraq and Afghanistan were very different countries. Afghanistan would need new runways, ammo storage, billets, and other military infrastructure before many more U.S. troops could arrive. But the whole thrust of his analysis, the basis of his prestige, was that what he had learned in Iraq could be applied to Afghanistan and other nations. They had talked about this for hours in previous meetings and now the president was calling Petraeus’s bluff, as one note taker at the meeting put it. “The only way we’ll consider this is if we get the troops in and out in a shorter time frame,” Obama said.

Obama was moving out of his probing mode and toward conclusions and eventually presidential orders. This would not be a five- to seven-year nation-building commitment, much less an open-ended one. The time frame the military was offering for both getting in and getting out must shrink dramatically, he said. There would be no nationwide counterinsurgency strategy; the Pentagon was to present a “targeted” plan for protecting population centers, training Afghan security forces, and beginning a real—not a token—withdrawal within 18 months of the escalation.

On Sunday, Nov. 29, having made his decision, the president decided to hold a final Oval Office meeting with the Pentagon brass and commanders in the region who would carry out his orders. He wanted to put it directly to the military: Gates, Mullen, Cartwright, Petraeus, and national-security adviser Jim Jones, without any of the others. Obama asked Biden to come back early from Thanksgiving in Nantucket to join him for the meeting.

As they walked along the portico toward the Oval Office, Biden asked if the new policy of beginning a significant withdrawal in 2011 was a direct presidential order that couldn’t be countermanded by the military. Obama said yes. The president didn’t need the reminder. Obama had already learned something about leaving no room for ambiguity with the military. He would often summarize his own meetings in a purposeful, clear style by saying, “Let me tell you where I am,” before enumerating points (“One, two, three”) and finishing with, “And that’s my order.”

Inside the Oval Office, Obama asked Petraeus, “David, tell me now. I want you to be honest with me. You can do this in 18 months?”

“Sir, I’m confident we can train and hand over to the ANA [Afghan National Army] in that time frame,” Petraeus replied.

“Good. No problem,” the president said. “If you can’t do the things you say you can in 18 months, then no one is going to suggest we stay, right?”

“Yes, sir, in agreement,” Petraeus said.

“Yes, sir,” Mullen said.

The president was crisp but informal. “Bob, you have any problems?” he asked Gates, who said he was fine with it.

The president then encapsulated the new policy: in quickly, out quickly, focus on Al Qaeda, and build the Afghan Army. “I’m not asking you to change what you believe, but if you don’t agree with me that we can execute this, say so now,” he said. No one said anything.

“Tell me now,” Obama repeated.

“Fully support, sir,” Mullen said.

“Ditto,” Petraeus said.

Obama was trying to turn the tables on the military, to box them in after they had spent most of the year boxing him in. If, after 18 months, the situation in Afghanistan had stabilized as he expected, then troops could begin to come home. If conditions didn’t stabilize enough to begin an orderly withdrawal of U.S. forces (or if they deteriorated further), that would undermine the Pentagon’s belief in the effectiveness of more troops. The commanders couldn’t say they didn’t have enough time to make the escalation work because they had specifically said, under explicit questioning, that they did.

It wasn’t a secret that someone in the military would likely have been fired had Biden been president. But the vice president admitted to other advisers that it was better that Obama was in charge and showing more mercy toward the Pentagon. The generals thought they were working him over, Biden said privately, but the president had the upper hand. He was a step ahead of them, and as much as some of them thought they had obliterated the July 2011 deadline for beginning a withdrawal, they were mistaken.

When he spoke to McChrystal by teleconference, Obama couldn’t have been clearer in his instructions. “Do not occupy what you cannot transfer,” the president ordered. In a later call he said it again: “Do not occupy what you cannot transfer.” He didn’t want the United States moving into a section of the country unless it was to prepare for transferring security responsibilities to the Afghans. The troops should dig wells and pass out seeds and all the other development ideas they had talked about for months, but if he learned that U.S. soldiers had been camped in a town without any timetable for transfer of authority he wasn’t going to be happy.

At the conclusion of an interview in his West Wing office, Biden was adamant. “In July of 2011 you’re going to see a whole lot of people moving out. Bet on it,” Biden said as he wheeled to leave the room, late for lunch with the president. He turned at the door and said once more, “Bet. On. It.”



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

Sorry for so many posts today. There is so much happening with the jerk obama whew!


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Furious Obama Summons Gen. Stanley McChrystal to D.C




Furious President Obama summons Gen. Stanley McChrystal to D.C.

Politico


Obama declared Gen. Stanley McChrystal guilty of “poor judgment” Tuesday but said he won’t make a decision on the commander’s fate until he talks with him first.


McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, was summoned to Washington today for a face-to-face meeting with the president....


“Gen. McChrystal is on his way here, and I am going to meet with him. Secretary Gates will meet with him as well,” Obama said Tuesday evening. “I think it's clear that the article in which he and his team appeared showed poor judgment, but I also want to talk to him directly before I make any final decisions."


Asked earlier in the day whether McChrystal’s job is on the line, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said that “everything is on the table.”


McChrystal apologized for the article Tuesday morning.


“It was a mistake reflecting poor judgment and should never have happened,” McChrystal said. “Throughout my career, I have lived by the principles of personal honor and professional integrity. What is reflected in this article falls far short of that standard. I have enormous respect and admiration for President Obama and his national security team, and for the civilian leaders and troops fighting this war, and I remain committed to ensuring its successful outcome.”


But the apology wasn’t enough to counter a flood of criticism from Washington – including harsh words from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

McChrystal has been instructed to fly from Kabul to Washington to attend Obama’s regular monthly security team meeting .

A top military official in Afghanistan told The Associated Press that McChrystal hasn't been told whether he will be allowed to keep his job. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions between Washington and the general's office in Kabul.

McChrystal spent Tuesday calling several of those mentioned in the article to apologize, officials said, including Gates and Richard Holbrooke, U.S. special envoy to Pakistan.


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General Stanley McChrystal tenders his resignation

Times Online co.uk

A senior Capitol Hill source tells me that General Stanley McChrystal had tendered his resignation to President Barack Obama and that the White House is actively discussing a replacement who could be quickly confirmed by the Senate.

The source said that among the names being touted as possible successors are General James Mattis, the outgoing head of the US Joint Forces Command and due to retire after being passed over as US Marine Corps commander, and Lieutenant General William Caldwell, commander of Nato’s Training Mission in Afghanistan.

Of course, offering to resign is not the same as actually resigning and it remains to be seen whether Mr Obama will accept the resignation.




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McCain, Graham and Lieberman back Obama over McChrystal

LA Times

Three key senators on Tuesday joined the Washington chorus questioning the judgment of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, adding that his fate is in the hands of President Obama.


The statement by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham is important because it gives the Obama administration political cover if the president decides to fire McChrystal. The three senators are longtime backers of the military.


“We have the highest respect for General McChrystal and honor his brave service and sacrifice to our nation,” the trio said in prepared statement. “General McChrystal’s comments, as reported in Rolling Stone, are inappropriate and inconsistent with the traditional relationship between commander-in-chief and the military. The decision concerning General McChrystal’s future is a decision to be made by the president of the United States.”




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From the Al Sharpton Show - General McChrystal 'A Cancer' That Must Be Stopped



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

I wish Obama would quit, along with the entire Obama administration.


Just a side note first before my rant....... I was surprised to see the Gen voted for Obama.

OK I have to do this so sorry about the bad language.


We are sending our most precious lives to fight this war against Islam. Our troops since Obama was elected have been stuck with the most evil CIC our country has ever had. The R.O.E.'s they have had to try and live with are death sentences to our troops and victory for the enemy. Mirandizing the enemy is another thing that is over the top in how to lose a war.
Add in to all of this ANY General, anyone in the upper command that is not bent on winning, and goes after the enemy with a force that would put the fear of God around the world should get out no matter what IMO. Obama has stated in the past he does not care about victory. That shocked every one of us as it should. But even worse to know our troops also know Obama said such a thing, Obama should have been hung ala Abe Lincolns quote about treason and what it meant to him.

When from the top ( the CIC ) down there is so little regard for those doing the actual fighting then our troops are not only fighting the terrorists but also those in charge.

I have been ticked for a long time, from day one with Obama even during the campaign at his hate for our military. Bush may not have been perfect, but one could feel his love for our troops and they for him. They KNEW he cared about them!!

All I know is I want a Chesty or a Patton in charge, I want Obama kicked the hell out of office along with Pelosi and the rest of anyone either side of the isle that does not put America first, America's security first and will say OUT LOUD the enemy is ISLAM. Not radical Islam, not some kind of watered down version of terrorism, but ISLAM. And like N.J. Gov. Chris Christie said to the moron teachers, if you don't like it then get out. Well if the freaking Muslims don't like it then they should get the hell out of their Islam and stop being a part of something that is a death cult.

IMO this crap with Gen. Stanley McChrystal is more then the article in Rolling Stone, it is every death of one of our troops. It is all I said above with Obama as CIC, the R.O.E.'s and on and on. It is the insane way this war has gone from being called a war to touchie feelie renaming it by the F * ing MUSLIM OBAMA.

YES YOU FREAK Barack HUSSEIN Obama!

I realize Obama is their CIC and there is a thing about not speaking up, not speaking badly about the Commander and Generals etc. BUT and here is the BUT of it for me.

Wouldn't it have been awesome IF even ONE of the Generals had told Obama to go suck an egg when he handed down his R.O.E.'s???? Just an FU Obama no way will I put MY men in that kind of idiotic harms way so you can kiss up to your Muslim brothers. Go F yourself CIC Obama. We WILL fight this war and we will do it the ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES and COAST GUARD WAY. Not get out of our way and we will let you know when we are done and have WON.

You see what I don't get is when do the lives of our troops, and the WAY a war is fought take more power then obeying the CIC and not speaking ill of those higher ups.




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


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



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


Obama Orders Signed Copy of "New Yorker" Cover Showing Him "Walking on Water"






I thought obama's ego could not get any bigger. I was wrong!


New Yorker Editor David Remnick talking with Howard Kurtz on “Reliable Sources,” where he revealed that President Obama ordered a signed copy of the magazine’s cover earlier this year of him “walking on water.”



To make it worse, this is the same President Obama who unceremoniously got rid of the bust of U.S. World War II friend and ally Winston Churchill, but has now brought in an art piece of himself walking on water.


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

He is soooooo disgusting!


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:54 AM | Comments (3)


Fly Interrupts Obama Speech ~ What Is It They Say About Flys?






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

LOL remember how obama's wife said Barack smelled bad. This is the second time a fly has bothered Obama.





Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (3)


Obama's Most Controversial Nominee Yet ~ Judge Robert Chatigny


Obama's Most Controversial Nominee Yet

'Hannity' Special Investigation: Judge accused of sympathizing with serial killer gets Senate panel OK

Obama Judicial Nominee Believed “Sexual Sadism” Should be “Mitigating Factor” in Serial Killer Case




This video is from Sean Hannity last night who reported that President Obama is trying to appoint a man to the bench as a Federal Judge on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, who has been sympathetic toward a serial killer.

Michael Ross was “the most notorious serial killer in the state of Connecticut.” Between 1981 and 1984 he raped and murdered eight young women. Ross was sentenced to death by a Connecticut jury in 1987.

But Judge Robert Chatigny went out of his way to keep the execution from taking place. In fact, GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions says he has never seen a judge go so far in preventing a sentence from being carried out. Obama has nominated Chatigny to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Chatigny outrageously said Ross suffered from “sexual sadism,” and that it should have been a “mitigating factor” in considering Ross’s situation. He has even said Ross should possibly have not been convicted because of it.

In hearings it came out that Chatigny even exchanged letters with Ross before the case came to him. In hearings, Chatigny said he never disclosed his personal involvement with Ross because he forgot about it! Huh? How could anyone forget they exchanged letters with a serial killer? Chatigny actually stayed Ross’s execution just two hours before it was to be carried out, putting the victims’ families through torment. His stay was later overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, and Ross was executed in 2005.

Incredibly, Obama has nominated this man to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have advanced his nomination now to the full Senate.



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

Every single person associated with or conneted to obama in any way are the sickest, they are all the most vile people in our society. This speaks volumes again abou9t the kind of person obama is as much as it does about the Judge himself.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:49 AM | Comments (1)


Europe Slams Obama's Stimulus Plan





Europe Slams Obama's Stimulus Plan; History Shows Obama's Plan is Ass Backwards


Obama is hanging out to dry all by himself as ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and British Prime Minister David Cameron are all wisely going ahead with austerity measures instead of the stimulus measures that Obama and his Keynesian clown advisors want.

Trichet Tells Obama To Shove It

The New York Times reports.....

Despite Obama’s Plea, European Bank Renews Call for Austerity

European countries need to keep a sharper eye on one another’s finances, and sanctions against fiscal rule-breakers should kick in automatically, the European Central Bank president, Jean-Claude Trichet, said on Monday.
The remarks, to members of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, meeting in Brussels, showed that Mr. Trichet continued to take a hard line on government spending despite a call by President Obama for Europe not to withdraw economic stimulus too hastily.
Mr. Trichet stuck to the argument he has made in recent weeks that fiscal prudence is the best medicine for the European economy. Unless Europeans believe that governments can get control of their budgets, “then households are going to be frightened, they will not spend,” he said. “Companies will not prepare for the future.”

Without mentioning Obama's name directly, Trichet's comments amount to one of the biggest "take your stimulus and shove it" calls you will ever see.

Cameron Bets on Prosperity from Austerity

Inquiring minds note British Prime Minister Cameron Betting on Prosperity From Austerity while Obama Delays


World leaders from the U.K.’s David Cameron to Naoto Kan of Japan are betting they can deliver fiscal austerity without derailing economic prosperity. History suggests they may be right.

Obama's Plan is Ass Backwards

It is rare that I have praise for anyone at Moody's but Thomas Byrne has it correct.
Reckless government spending takes money from the private sector while adding to the national debt and thus digging a deeper hole.
Obama is raising taxes and wants to add to the debt pile although the problem is debt. Instead he should be cutting taxes and reducing government spending.


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

And now the Europeans are the fiscal conservatives. Obama’s administration is imploding.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (2)


Senators Challenge Pres. Obama on Rumors of Executive Order Amnesty




Senators Challenge Pres. Obama on Rumors of Executive Order Amnesty


Eight Senators seem to think so. They have sent Obama a letter asking for a guarantee that he will not use an Executive Order to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants already in the United States:

Several Senators have learned of a possible plan by the Obama Administration that would provide a mass Amnesty for the nation’s 11-18 million illegal aliens. Led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), eight Senators addressed a letter to the President asking for answers to questions about a plan that would allow DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to provide an amnesty if they can’t secure enough votes for a bill in the Senate.

The Letter signed by Sens. Grassley, Hatch (R-Utah), Vitter (R-La.), Bunning (R-Ky.), Chambliss (R-Ga.), Isakson (R-Ga.), Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Cochran (R-Miss.):


Dear President Obama:

We understand that there’s a push for your Administration to develop a plan to unilaterally extend either deferred action or parole to millions of illegal aliens in the United States. We understand that the Administration may include aliens who have willfully overstayed their visas or filed for benefits knowing that they will not be eligible for a status for years to come. We understand that deferred action and parole are discretionary actions reserved for individual cases that present unusual, emergent or humanitarian circumstances. Deferred action and parole were not intended to be used to confer a status or offer protection to large groups of illegal aliens, even if the agency claims that they look at each case on a “case-by-case” basis.
While we agree our immigration laws need to be fixed, we are deeply concerned about the potential expansion of deferred action or parole for a large illegal alien population. While deferred action and parole are Executive Branch authorities, they should not be used to circumvent Congress’ constitutional authority to legislate immigration policy, particularly as it relates to the illegal population in the United States.
The Administration would be wise to abandon any plans for deferred action or parole for the illegal population. Such a move would further erode the American public’s confidence in the federal government and its commitment to securing the borders and enforcing the laws already on the books.
We would appreciate receiving a commitment that the Administration has no plans to use either authority to change the current position of a large group of illegal aliens already in the United States, and ask that you respond to us about this matter as soon as possible.



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

GOD I HATE THIS GUY!!!


They need to KILL THIS THING dead in its tracks. Another example of Obama’s elitist resolve to explicitly thwart popular will and pass a law that would be extremely harmful to America.

“Led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), eight Senators addressed a letter to the President asking for answers to questions about a plan that would allow DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to provide an amnesty if they can’t secure enough votes for a bill in the Senate.”

Notice is says Napolitano. This way his Highness can say it wasn’t him. Now I know where John Gotti learned to be the Teflon Don.


Obama will cause a constitutional crisis. I hope I'm wrong but I can see it coming.

With obama, the law of the jungle has replaced the Law of the Land!



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (3)


Obama's Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Says He Will Impose NEW Drilling Moratorium







Interior Secretary says he will impose new drilling moratorium


CNN


New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday called a six-month halt on deepwater drilling "needed, appropriate and within our authorities" in announcing he will issue a new order on a moratorium just hours after a federal judge blocked such a mandate.

"We see clear evidence every day, as oil spills from BP's well, of the need for a pause on deepwater drilling," Salazar said in a statement. "That evidence mounts as BP continues to be unable to stop its blowout, notwithstanding the huge efforts and help from the federal scientific team and most major oil companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico."
Salazar's statement did not give an exact date for when the new order would be imposed, saying only "in the coming days."
He promised that the new order will include evidence that "eliminates any doubt that a moratorium is needed, appropriate, and within our authorities."

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans, Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday against the ban, which halted all drilling in more than 500 feet of water and prevented new permits from being issued. The White House said it would appeal the ruling.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the government will immediately appeal the ruling to the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

"The president strongly believes, as the Department of Interior and Department of Justice argued yesterday, that continuing to drill at these depths without knowing what happened does not make any sense," Gibbs said. Such drilling "puts the safety of those involved, potentially puts safety of those on the rigs and the safety of the environment and the Gulf at a danger that the president does not believe we can afford right now."
In issuing the ruling, Feldman said, "the court is unable to divine or fathom a relationship between the findings (of the government) and the immense scope of the moratorium. The plaintiffs assert that they have suffered and will continue to suffer irreparable harm as a result of the moratorium. The court agrees."
Transocean President Steve Newman, whose company owned the Deepwater Horizon, said Tuesday that he supported ending the moratorium, and the office of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a brief in support of blocking the moratorium.

Jindal and Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, were among those asking the Obama administration Tuesday not to appeal the ruling.

"I'm going to strongly urge the administration not to appeal this ruling, but to try to find a way forward that would achieve the president's goals for safety and responsibility, but at the same time would not jeopardize and threaten a very vibrant and necessary industry for decades," Landrieu told reporters during a conference call.
Legendary Texas oil and gas executive T. Boone Pickens also said such a ban is not needed. "The accident that BP has had could be likened to qualified pilots in an airliner and they have pilot error," he told CNN's "Campbell Brown" program Tuesday night. "(An) airliner crashes, starts a 50,000-acre forest fire and we shut down all flying? No more airlines until we have six months to see what happened?"
Ken Wells, the president of the Offshore Marine Service Association, said Tuesday that while the ruling is positive for his group -- which represents many of the ships that service oil rigs -- the decision is "tempered by the realization this is a big, strong government. And if they want to keep fighting on this, they will keep fighting."
Wells told CNN that many of the small business owners and workers who support the rigs felt "like innocent bystanders in all this," adding that many of them are losing their jobs left and right. He said Feldman's decision "may help our industry survive."



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

This really ticks me off. Obama is bound and determined to ban drilling.

Unchecked power. It’s not a freaking ball game, it’s peoples lives they are messing with.

People depend on drilling in the US and its waters. He can’t just stop comerce and jobs to help his commie friends on the left.



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


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (3)


Deepwater Drilling Ban Lifted by New Orleans Federal Judge




Deepwater Drilling Ban Lifted by New Orleans Federal Judge

Bloomberg


A New Orleans federal judge lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by President Barack Obama following the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Drilling services shares jumped on the news.

Obama temporarily halted all drilling in waters deeper than 500 feet on May 27 to give a presidential commission time to study improvements in the safety of offshore operations. More than a dozen Louisiana offshore service and supply companies sued U.S. regulators to lift the ban. The U.S. said it will appeal the decision.

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman today granted a preliminary injunction, halting the moratorium. He also “immediately prohibited” the U.S. from enforcing the ban. Government lawyers told Feldman the ban was based on findings in a U.S. report following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig off the Louisiana coast in April.

“The court is unable to divine or fathom a relationship between the findings and the immense scope of the moratorium,” Feldman said in his 22-page decision. “The blanket moratorium, with no parameters, seems to assume that because one rig failed and although no one yet fully knows why, all companies and rigs drilling new wells over 500 feet also universally present an imminent danger.”

Separate Order

“The court cannot substitute its judgment for that of the agency, but the agency must ‘cogently explain why it has exercised its discretion in a given manner,’” Feldman said, citing a previous ruling. “It has not done so.”
Feldman in a separate order today “immediately prohibited” the U.S. from enforcing the drilling moratorium, finding the offshore companies would otherwise incur “irreparable harm.”

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters that “continuing to drill at these depths without knowing what happened does not make any sense.”

The U.S. will ask Feldman to stay his ruling pending an appeal, Justice Department attorney Michael Thorp said today at a court hearing in a separate lawsuit challenging the ban. The government didn’t indicate how soon it will request a stay.

If Feldman denies the request to halt enforcement of his order, the U.S. could file an emergency application to the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans to stay enforcement, said Anthony Sabino, a law professor at St. John’s University.

The appeals court isn’t likely to reinstate the moratorium, said Sabino, an expert in complex federal litigation.

‘Proper Application’

“The judge’s decision is the proper application of the law,” he said in an interview. “There’s no question the government’s action was extremely broad.”

Transocean Ltd., which leased the Deepwater Horizon to BP Plc, jumped as much as 3.5 percent in New York Stock Exchange composite trading after the decision was announced. Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc., which brought the suit, surged as much as 11 percent. Both later retreated, with Transocean shares down $1.42, or 2.6 percent, to $52.49 and Hornbeck down 24 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $15.32 at closing.

The U.S. argued that the moratorium was necessary to assure public safety.

“We need to make sure deepwater drilling is as safe as we thought it was the day before this incident,” Brian Collins, a lawyer for the government, told Feldman in a court hearing June 21. “It is crucial to take the time because to fail to do so would be to gamble with the long-term future of this region.”

Biggest Quantity

BP has two pipes collecting oil and gas from the ocean floor. They collected 25,830 barrels of oil yesterday, the biggest quantity diverted from the Gulf of Mexico since the April 20 spill began, London-based BP said in a statement. David Nicholas, a BP spokesman, declined to comment on the ruling, saying the company wasn’t a party to the case.

Lawyers for the drilling companies told Feldman the moratorium illegally sidesteps a required industry comment period. They also said regulators failed to tell Obama that all active deepwater rigs passed an immediate re-inspection after the Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank, with only two rigs reporting minor violations and the rest getting approval to continue operations.

Henry Dart, special counsel for the Louisiana attorney general, told Feldman that federal regulators failed to consult with state officials about the impact of the drilling ban, allegedly violating U.S. law.







Jobs in Danger

“Even after the catastrophic events of Sept. 11, the government only shut down the airlines for three days,” Louisiana said in court papers seeking to lift the ban.

Lawyers for the state and oilfield companies told Feldman that the ban could cost as many as 20,000 jobs if the moratorium lasted 18 months.

“The defendants trivialize such losses by characterizing them as merely a small percentage of the drilling rigs affected, but it does not follow that this will somehow reduce the convincing harm suffered,” Feldman said. He said the economic impacts of the ban would “clearly ripple throughout the economy of this region.”

Feldman granted the injunction after finding it likely the oilfield companies will succeed in proving “the agency’s decision was arbitrary and capricious,” which violates federal law governing policy decisions.

‘Immeasurable’ Effect

“An invalid agency decision to suspend drilling of wells in depths over 500 feet simply cannot justify the immeasurable effect on the plaintiffs, the local economy, the Gulf region, and the critical present-day aspect of the availability of domestic energy in the country,” Feldman said.

Feldman’s ruling “is another bad decision in a disaster riddled with bad decisions,” U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey said today in a statement. “There are serious safety risks that must be examined with these 33 deepwater rigs before they start drilling again.”

The ban didn’t shut down the oil industry in the Gulf, the Massachusetts Democrat said. “Ninety-seven percent of the manned rigs in the Gulf of Mexico are up and running,” he said.

“Today’s ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman is an important step in returning thousands of oil service workers to their jobs,” Royal Dutch Shell Plc spokesman Bill Tanner said in an e-mailed statement.
“Shell remains confident in its expertise and procedures to safely drill and complete deepwater wells.” Shell’s safety standards often exceed regulatory requirements and include rigorous training program for well engineers, Tanner said.

Kjersti Torgersen, a spokeswoman for Statoil ASA in Houston, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment. Todd M. Hornbeck, CEO of Hornbeck Offshore, didn’t immediately return a call for comment.

Little Change

Realistically, not a lot has changed, said Jud Bailey, an analyst at Jefferies & Co. in Houston.

“It’s a small victory for the industry, but clearly the administration has dug in its heels and is going to try to keep this moratorium, come hell or high water,” Bailey said today in a telephone interview. “Investors, as it relates to the drillers, are for the most part staying away. There’s too much uncertainty, too much headline risk.”
Bailey said he doesn’t think many operators would run out and immediately try to resume operations. “You run the risk of this getting overturned by the appellate court,” he said.

The case is Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC v. Salazar, 2:10-cv-01663, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans).




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

This news is so uplifting...the tyranny of the democrat party is reeling with this news. America has a chance as long as we have judges with the courage to follow the constitution and individuals with courage enough to bring suit to the courts!!! This hopefully will encourage other groups to pursue through the courts all this unconstitutional tyrannical efforts of this administration.

Now we just have to hope they agree on the appellate court level.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM


June 22, 2010

The Rolling Stone Article ( FULL Article) and I Say Obama is the WORST CIC Ever!



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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answering questions on President Obama’s reaction to Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s critical comments aimed at Obama, Vice-President Biden, and others. Gibbs said it is clear McChrystal has “made an enormous mistake,” and will now have to answer for it to the President. Gibbs would not say McChrystal’s job remains secure. “We’ll have to see” what comes out of his meeting with the President, Gibbs said.

Gibbs would not respond to whether the substance of McChrystal’s criticism was accurate or not.




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The Runaway General

Rolling Stone

Stanley McChrystal, Obama's top commander in Afghanistan, has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House

This article originally appeared in Rolling Stone 1108/1109 from July 8-22, 2010.

'How'd i get screwed into going to this dinner?" demands Gen. Stanley McChrystal. It's a Thursday night in mid-April, and the commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is sitting in a four-star suite at the Hôtel Westminster in Paris. He's in France to sell his new war strategy to our NATO allies – to keep up the fiction, in essence, that we actually have allies. Since McChrystal took over a year ago, the Afghan war has become the exclusive property of the United States. Opposition to the war has already toppled the Dutch government, forced the resignation of Germany's president and sparked both Canada and the Netherlands to announce the withdrawal of their 4,500 troops. McChrystal is in Paris to keep the French, who have lost more than 40 soldiers in Afghanistan, from going all wobbly on him.

"The dinner comes with the position, sir," says his chief of staff, Col. Charlie Flynn.

McChrystal turns sharply in his chair.

"Hey, Charlie," he asks, "does this come with the position?"

McChrystal gives him the middle finger.

The general stands and looks around the suite that his traveling staff of 10 has converted into a full-scale operations center. The tables are crowded with silver Panasonic Toughbooks, and blue cables crisscross the hotel's thick carpet, hooked up to satellite dishes to provide encrypted phone and e-mail communications. Dressed in off-the-rack civilian casual – blue tie, button-down shirt, dress slacks – McChrystal is way out of his comfort zone. Paris, as one of his advisers says, is the "most anti-McChrystal city you can imagine." The general hates fancy restaurants, rejecting any place with candles on the tables as too "Gucci." He prefers Bud Light Lime (his favorite beer) to Bordeaux, Talladega Nights (his favorite movie) to Jean-Luc Godard. Besides, the public eye has never been a place where McChrystal felt comfortable: Before President Obama put him in charge of the war in Afghanistan, he spent five years running the Pentagon's most secretive black ops.

"What's the update on the Kandahar bombing?" McChrystal asks Flynn. The city has been rocked by two massive car bombs in the past day alone, calling into question the general's assurances that he can wrest it from the Taliban.

"We have two KIAs, but that hasn't been confirmed," Flynn says.

McChrystal takes a final look around the suite. At 55, he is gaunt and lean, not unlike an older version of Christian Bale in Rescue Dawn. His slate-blue eyes have the unsettling ability to drill down when they lock on you. If you've fucked up or disappointed him, they can destroy your soul without the need for him to raise his voice.

"I'd rather have my ass kicked by a roomful of people than go out to this dinner," McChrystal says.

He pauses a beat.

"Unfortunately," he adds, "no one in this room could do it."

With that, he's out the door.

"Who's he going to dinner with?" I ask one of his aides.

"Some French minister," the aide tells me. "It's fucking gay."

The next morning, McChrystal and his team gather to prepare for a speech he is giving at the École Militaire, a French military academy. The general prides himself on being sharper and ballsier than anyone else, but his brashness comes with a price: Although McChrystal has been in charge of the war for only a year, in that short time he has managed to piss off almost everyone with a stake in the conflict. Last fall, during the question-and-answer session following a speech he gave in London, McChrystal dismissed the counterterrorism strategy being advocated by Vice President Joe Biden as "shortsighted," saying it would lead to a state of "Chaos-istan." The remarks earned him a smackdown from the president himself, who summoned the general to a terse private meeting aboard Air Force One. The message to McChrystal seemed clear: Shut the fuck up, and keep a lower profile

Now, flipping through printout cards of his speech in Paris, McChrystal wonders aloud what Biden question he might get today, and how he should respond. "I never know what's going to pop out until I'm up there, that's the problem," he says. Then, unable to help themselves, he and his staff imagine the general dismissing the vice president with a good one-liner.

"Are you asking about Vice President Biden?" McChrystal says with a laugh. "Who's that?"

"Biden?" suggests a top adviser. "Did you say: Bite Me?"

When Barack Obama entered the Oval Office, he immediately set out to deliver on his most important campaign promise on foreign policy: to refocus the war in Afghanistan on what led us to invade in the first place. "I want the American people to understand," he announced in March 2009. "We have a clear and focused goal: to disrupt, dismantle and defeat Al Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan." He ordered another 21,000 troops to Kabul, the largest increase since the war began in 2001. Taking the advice of both the Pentagon and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he also fired Gen. David McKiernan – then the U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan – and replaced him with a man he didn't know and had met only briefly: Gen. Stanley McChrystal. It was the first time a top general had been relieved from duty during wartime in more than 50 years, since Harry Truman fired Gen. Douglas MacArthur at the height of the Korean War.

Even though he had voted for Obama, McChrystal and his new commander in chief failed from the outset to connect. The general first encountered Obama a week after he took office, when the president met with a dozen senior military officials in a room at the Pentagon known as the Tank. According to sources familiar with the meeting, McChrystal thought Obama looked "uncomfortable and intimidated" by the roomful of military brass. Their first one-on-one meeting took place in the Oval Office four months later, after McChrystal got the Afghanistan job, and it didn't go much better. "It was a 10-minute photo op," says an adviser to McChrystal. "Obama clearly didn't know anything about him, who he was. Here's the guy who's going to run his fucking war, but he didn't seem very engaged. The Boss was pretty disappointed."

From the start, McChrystal was determined to place his personal stamp on Afghanistan, to use it as a laboratory for a controversial military strategy known as counterinsurgency. COIN, as the theory is known, is the new gospel of the Pentagon brass, a doctrine that attempts to square the military's preference for high-tech violence with the demands of fighting protracted wars in failed states. COIN calls for sending huge numbers of ground troops to not only destroy the enemy, but to live among the civilian population and slowly rebuild, or build from scratch, another nation's government – a process that even its staunchest advocates admit requires years, if not decades, to achieve. The theory essentially rebrands the military, expanding its authority (and its funding) to encompass the diplomatic and political sides of warfare: Think the Green Berets as an armed Peace Corps. In 2006, after Gen. David Petraeus beta-tested the theory during his "surge" in Iraq, it quickly gained a hardcore following of think-tankers, journalists, military officers and civilian officials. Nicknamed "COINdinistas" for their cultish zeal, this influential cadre believed the doctrine would be the perfect solution for Afghanistan. All they needed was a general with enough charisma and political savvy to implement it.

As McChrystal leaned on Obama to ramp up the war, he did it with the same fearlessness he used to track down terrorists in Iraq: Figure out how your enemy operates, be faster and more ruthless than everybody else, then take the fuckers out. After arriving in Afghanistan last June, the general conducted his own policy review, ordered up by Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The now-infamous report was leaked to the press, and its conclusion was dire: If we didn't send another 40,000 troops – swelling the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan by nearly half – we were in danger of "mission failure." The White House was furious. McChrystal, they felt, was trying to bully Obama, opening him up to charges of being weak on national security unless he did what the general wanted. It was Obama versus the Pentagon, and the Pentagon was determined to kick the president's ass.



Official White House photo by Pete Souza
Last fall, with his top general calling for more troops, Obama launched a three-month review to re-evaluate the strategy in Afghanistan. "I found that time painful," McChrystal tells me in one of several lengthy interviews. "I was selling an unsellable position." For the general, it was a crash course in Beltway politics – a battle that pitted him against experienced Washington insiders like Vice President Biden, who argued that a prolonged counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan would plunge America into a military quagmire without weakening international terrorist networks. "The entire COIN strategy is a fraud perpetuated on the American people," says Douglas Macgregor, a retired colonel and leading critic of counterinsurgency who attended West Point with McChrystal. "The idea that we are going to spend a trillion dollars to reshape the culture of the Islamic world is utter nonsense.

In the end, however, McChrystal got almost exactly what he wanted. On December 1st, in a speech at West Point, the president laid out all the reasons why fighting the war in Afghanistan is a bad idea: It's expensive; we're in an economic crisis; a decade-long commitment would sap American power; Al Qaeda has shifted its base of operations to Pakistan. Then, without ever using the words "victory" or "win," Obama announced that he would send an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, almost as many as McChrystal had requested. The president had thrown his weight, however hesitantly, behind the counterinsurgency crowd.

Today, as McChrystal gears up for an offensive in southern Afghanistan, the prospects for any kind of success look bleak. In June, the death toll for U.S. troops passed 1,000, and the number of IEDs has doubled. Spending hundreds of billions of dollars on the fifth-poorest country on earth has failed to win over the civilian population, whose attitude toward U.S. troops ranges from intensely wary to openly hostile. The biggest military operation of the year – a ferocious offensive that began in February to retake the southern town of Marja – continues to drag on, prompting McChrystal himself to refer to it as a "bleeding ulcer." In June, Afghanistan officially outpaced Vietnam as the longest war in American history – and Obama has quietly begun to back away from the deadline he set for withdrawing U.S. troops in July of next year. The president finds himself stuck in something even more insane than a quagmire: a quagmire he knowingly walked into, even though it's precisely the kind of gigantic, mind-numbing, multigenerational nation-building project he explicitly said he didn't want.

Even those who support McChrystal and his strategy of counterinsurgency know that whatever the general manages to accomplish in Afghanistan, it's going to look more like Vietnam than Desert Storm. "It's not going to look like a win, smell like a win or taste like a win," says Maj. Gen. Bill Mayville, who serves as chief of operations for McChrystal. "This is going to end in an argument."

The night after his speech in Paris, McChrystal and his staff head to Kitty O'Shea's, an Irish pub catering to tourists, around the corner from the hotel. His wife, Annie, has joined him for a rare visit: Since the Iraq War began in 2003, she has seen her husband less than 30 days a year. Though it is his and Annie's 33rd wedding anniversary, McChrystal has invited his inner circle along for dinner and drinks at the "least Gucci" place his staff could find. His wife isn't surprised. "He once took me to a Jack in the Box when I was dressed in formalwear," she says with a laugh.

The general's staff is a handpicked collection of killers, spies, geniuses, patriots, political operators and outright maniacs. There's a former head of British Special Forces, two Navy Seals, an Afghan Special Forces commando, a lawyer, two fighter pilots and at least two dozen combat veterans and counterinsurgency experts. They jokingly refer to themselves as Team America, taking the name from the South Park-esque sendup of military cluelessness, and they pride themselves on their can-do attitude and their disdain for authority. After arriving in Kabul last summer, Team America set about changing the culture of the International Security Assistance Force, as the NATO-led mission is known. (U.S. soldiers had taken to deriding ISAF as short for "I Suck at Fighting" or "In Sandals and Flip-Flops.") McChrystal banned alcohol on base, kicked out Burger King and other symbols of American excess, expanded the morning briefing to include thousands of officers and refashioned the command center into a Situational Awareness Room, a free-flowing information hub modeled after Mayor Mike Bloomberg's offices in New York. He also set a manic pace for his staff, becoming legendary for sleeping four hours a night, running seven miles each morning, and eating one meal a day. (In the month I spend around the general, I witness him eating only once.) It's a kind of superhuman narrative that has built up around him, a staple in almost every media profile, as if the ability to go without sleep and food translates into the possibility of a man single-handedly winning the war.

By midnight at Kitty O'Shea's, much of Team America is completely shitfaced. Two officers do an Irish jig mixed with steps from a traditional Afghan wedding dance, while McChrystal's top advisers lock arms and sing a slurred song of their own invention. "Afghanistan!" they bellow. "Afghanistan!" They call it their Afghanistan song.

McChrystal steps away from the circle, observing his team. "All these men," he tells me. "I'd die for them. And they'd die for me."

The assembled men may look and sound like a bunch of combat veterans letting off steam, but in fact this tight-knit group represents the most powerful force shaping U.S. policy in Afghanistan. While McChrystal and his men are in indisputable command of all military aspects of the war, there is no equivalent position on the diplomatic or political side. Instead, an assortment of administration players compete over the Afghan portfolio: U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, Special Representative to Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke, National Security Advisor Jim Jones and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, not to mention 40 or so other coalition ambassadors and a host of talking heads who try to insert themselves into the mess, from John Kerry to John McCain. This diplomatic incoherence has effectively allowed McChrystal's team to call the shots and hampered efforts to build a stable and credible government in Afghanistan. "It jeopardizes the mission," says Stephen Biddle, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who supports McChrystal. "The military cannot by itself create governance reform."

Part of the problem is structural: The Defense Department budget exceeds $600 billion a year, while the State Department receives only $50 billion. But part of the problem is personal: In private, Team McChrystal likes to talk shit about many of Obama's top people on the diplomatic side. One aide calls Jim Jones, a retired four-star general and veteran of the Cold War, a "clown" who remains "stuck in 1985." Politicians like McCain and Kerry, says another aide, "turn up, have a meeting with Karzai, criticize him at the airport press conference, then get back for the Sunday talk shows. Frankly, it's not very helpful." Only Hillary Clinton receives good reviews from McChrystal's inner circle. "Hillary had Stan's back during the strategic review," says an adviser. "She said, 'If Stan wants it, give him what he needs.' "

McChrystal reserves special skepticism for Holbrooke, the official in charge of reintegrating the Taliban. "The Boss says he's like a wounded animal," says a member of the general's team. "Holbrooke keeps hearing rumors that he's going to get fired, so that makes him dangerous. He's a brilliant guy, but he just comes in, pulls on a lever, whatever he can grasp onto. But this is COIN, and you can't just have someone yanking on shit."


At one point on his trip to Paris, McChrystal checks his BlackBerry. "Oh, not another e-mail from Holbrooke," he groans. "I don't even want to open it." He clicks on the message and reads the salutation out loud, then stuffs the BlackBerry back in his pocket, not bothering to conceal his annoyance.

"Make sure you don't get any of that on your leg," an aide jokes, referring to the e-mail.

By far the most crucial – and strained – relationship is between McChrystal and Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador. According to those close to the two men, Eikenberry – a retired three-star general who served in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2005 – can't stand that his former subordinate is now calling the shots. He's also furious that McChrystal, backed by NATO's allies, refused to put Eikenberry in the pivotal role of viceroy in Afghanistan, which would have made him the diplomatic equivalent of the general. The job instead went to British Ambassador Mark Sedwill – a move that effectively increased McChrystal's influence over diplomacy by shutting out a powerful rival. "In reality, that position needs to be filled by an American for it to have weight," says a U.S. official familiar with the negotiations.

The relationship was further strained in January, when a classified cable that Eikenberry wrote was leaked to The New York Times. The cable was as scathing as it was prescient. The ambassador offered a brutal critique of McChrystal's strategy, dismissed President Hamid Karzai as "not an adequate strategic partner," and cast doubt on whether the counterinsurgency plan would be "sufficient" to deal with Al Qaeda. "We will become more deeply engaged here with no way to extricate ourselves," Eikenberry warned, "short of allowing the country to descend again into lawlessness and chaos."

McChrystal and his team were blindsided by the cable. "I like Karl, I've known him for years, but they'd never said anything like that to us before," says McChrystal, who adds that he felt "betrayed" by the leak. "Here's one that covers his flank for the history books. Now if we fail, they can say, 'I told you so.' "

The most striking example of McChrystal's usurpation of diplomatic policy is his handling of Karzai. It is McChrystal, not diplomats like Eikenberry or Holbrooke, who enjoys the best relationship with the man America is relying on to lead Afghanistan. The doctrine of counterinsurgency requires a credible government, and since Karzai is not considered credible by his own people, McChrystal has worked hard to make him so. Over the past few months, he has accompanied the president on more than 10 trips around the country, standing beside him at political meetings, or shuras, in Kandahar. In February, the day before the doomed offensive in Marja, McChrystal even drove over to the president's palace to get him to sign off on what would be the largest military operation of the year. Karzai's staff, however, insisted that the president was sleeping off a cold and could not be disturbed. After several hours of haggling, McChrystal finally enlisted the aid of Afghanistan's defense minister, who persuaded Karzai's people to wake the president from his nap.

This is one of the central flaws with McChrystal's counterinsurgency strategy: The need to build a credible government puts us at the mercy of whatever tin-pot leader we've backed – a danger that Eikenberry explicitly warned about in his cable. Even Team McChrystal privately acknowledges that Karzai is a less-than-ideal partner. "He's been locked up in his palace the past year," laments one of the general's top advisers. At times, Karzai himself has actively undermined McChrystal's desire to put him in charge. During a recent visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Karzai met three U.S. soldiers who had been wounded in Uruzgan province. "General," he called out to McChrystal, "I didn't even know we were fighting in Uruzgan!"

Growing up as a military brat, McChrystal exhibited the mixture of brilliance and cockiness that would follow him throughout his career. His father fought in Korea and Vietnam, retiring as a two-star general, and his four brothers all joined the armed services. Moving around to different bases, McChrystal took solace in baseball, a sport in which he made no pretense of hiding his superiority: In Little League, he would call out strikes to the crowd before whipping a fastball down the middle.

McChrystal entered West Point in 1972, when the U.S. military was close to its all-time low in popularity. His class was the last to graduate before the academy started to admit women. The "Prison on the Hudson," as it was known then, was a potent mix of testosterone, hooliganism and reactionary patriotism. Cadets repeatedly trashed the mess hall in food fights, and birthdays were celebrated with a tradition called "rat fucking," which often left the birthday boy outside in the snow or mud, covered in shaving cream. "It was pretty out of control," says Lt. Gen. David Barno, a classmate who went on to serve as the top commander in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2005. The class, filled with what Barno calls "huge talent" and "wild-eyed teenagers with a strong sense of idealism," also produced Gen. Ray Odierno, the current commander of U.S. forces in Iraq.

The son of a general, McChrystal was also a ringleader of the campus dissidents – a dual role that taught him how to thrive in a rigid, top-down environment while thumbing his nose at authority every chance he got. He accumulated more than 100 hours of demerits for drinking, partying and insubordination – a record that his classmates boasted made him a "century man." One classmate, who asked not to be named, recalls finding McChrystal passed out in the shower after downing a case of beer he had hidden under the sink. The troublemaking almost got him kicked out, and he spent hours subjected to forced marches in the Area, a paved courtyard where unruly cadets were disciplined. "I'd come visit, and I'd end up spending most of my time in the library, while Stan was in the Area," recalls Annie, who began dating McChrystal in 1973.

McChrystal wound up ranking 298 out of a class of 855, a serious underachievement for a man widely regarded as brilliant. His most compelling work was extracurricular: As managing editor of The Pointer, the West Point literary magazine, McChrystal wrote seven short stories that eerily foreshadow many of the issues he would confront in his career. In one tale, a fictional officer complains about the difficulty of training foreign troops to fight; in another, a 19-year-old soldier kills a boy he mistakes for a terrorist. In "Brinkman's Note," a piece of suspense fiction, the unnamed narrator appears to be trying to stop a plot to assassinate the president. It turns out, however, that the narrator himself is the assassin, and he's able to infiltrate the White House: "The President strode in smiling. From the right coat pocket of the raincoat I carried, I slowly drew forth my 32-caliber pistol. In Brinkman's failure, I had succeeded."

After graduation, 2nd Lt. Stanley McChrystal entered an Army that was all but broken in the wake of Vietnam. "We really felt we were a peacetime generation," he recalls. "There was the Gulf War, but even that didn't feel like that big of a deal." So McChrystal spent his career where the action was: He enrolled in Special Forces school and became a regimental commander of the 3rd Ranger Battalion in 1986. It was a dangerous position, even in peacetime – nearly two dozen Rangers were killed in training accidents during the Eighties. It was also an unorthodox career path: Most soldiers who want to climb the ranks to general don't go into the Rangers. Displaying a penchant for transforming systems he considers outdated, McChrystal set out to revolutionize the training regime for the Rangers. He introduced mixed martial arts, required every soldier to qualify with night-vision goggles on the rifle range and forced troops to build up their endurance with weekly marches involving heavy backpacks.

In the late 1990s, McChrystal shrewdly improved his inside game, spending a year at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and then at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he co-authored a treatise on the merits and drawbacks of humanitarian interventionism. But as he moved up through the ranks, McChrystal relied on the skills he had learned as a troublemaking kid at West Point: knowing precisely how far he could go in a rigid military hierarchy without getting tossed out. Being a highly intelligent badass, he discovered, could take you far – especially in the political chaos that followed September 11th. "He was very focused," says Annie. "Even as a young officer he seemed to know what he wanted to do. I don't think his personality has changed in all these years."

By some accounts, McChrystal's career should have been over at least two times by now. As Pentagon spokesman during the invasion of Iraq, the general seemed more like a White House mouthpiece than an up-and-coming commander with a reputation for speaking his mind. When Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made his infamous "stuff happens" remark during the looting of Baghdad, McChrystal backed him up. A few days later, he echoed the president's Mission Accomplished gaffe by insisting that major combat operations in Iraq were over. But it was during his next stint – overseeing the military's most elite units, including the Rangers, Navy Seals and Delta Force – that McChrystal took part in a cover-up that would have destroyed the career of a lesser man.

After Cpl. Pat Tillman, the former-NFL-star-turned-Ranger, was accidentally killed by his own troops in Afghanistan in April 2004, McChrystal took an active role in creating the impression that Tillman had died at the hands of Taliban fighters. He signed off on a falsified recommendation for a Silver Star that suggested Tillman had been killed by enemy fire. (McChrystal would later claim he didn't read the recommendation closely enough – a strange excuse for a commander known for his laserlike attention to minute details.) A week later, McChrystal sent a memo up the chain of command, specifically warning that President Bush should avoid mentioning the cause of Tillman's death. "If the circumstances of Corporal Tillman's death become public," he wrote, it could cause "public embarrassment" for the president.

"The false narrative, which McChrystal clearly helped construct, diminished Pat's true actions," wrote Tillman's mother, Mary, in her book Boots on the Ground by Dusk. McChrystal got away with it, she added, because he was the "golden boy" of Rumsfeld and Bush, who loved his willingness to get things done, even if it included bending the rules or skipping the chain of command. Nine days after Tillman's death, McChrystal was promoted to major general.

Two years later, in 2006, McChrystal was tainted by a scandal involving detainee abuse and torture at Camp Nama in Iraq. According to a report by Human Rights Watch, prisoners at the camp were subjected to a now-familiar litany of abuse: stress positions, being dragged naked through the mud. McChrystal was not disciplined in the scandal, even though an interrogator at the camp reported seeing him inspect the prison multiple times. But the experience was so unsettling to McChrystal that he tried to prevent detainee operations from being placed under his command in Afghanistan, viewing them as a "political swamp," according to a U.S. official. In May 2009, as McChrystal prepared for his confirmation hearings, his staff prepared him for hard questions about Camp Nama and the Tillman cover-up. But the scandals barely made a ripple in Congress, and McChrystal was soon on his way back to Kabul to run the war in Afghanistan.

The media, to a large extent, have also given McChrystal a pass on both controversies. Where Gen. Petraeus is kind of a dweeb, a teacher's pet with a Ranger's tab, McChrystal is a snake-eating rebel, a "Jedi" commander, as Newsweek called him. He didn't care when his teenage son came home with blue hair and a mohawk. He speaks his mind with a candor rare for a high-ranking official. He asks for opinions, and seems genuinely interested in the response. He gets briefings on his iPod and listens to books on tape. He carries a custom-made set of nunchucks in his convoy engraved with his name and four stars, and his itinerary often bears a fresh quote from Bruce Lee. ("There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.") He went out on dozens of nighttime raids during his time in Iraq, unprecedented for a top commander, and turned up on missions unannounced, with almost no entourage. "The fucking lads love Stan McChrystal," says a British officer who serves in Kabul. "You'd be out in Somewhere, Iraq, and someone would take a knee beside you, and a corporal would be like 'Who the fuck is that?' And it's fucking Stan McChrystal."

It doesn't hurt that McChrystal was also extremely successful as head of the Joint Special Operations Command, the elite forces that carry out the government's darkest ops. During the Iraq surge, his team killed and captured thousands of insurgents, including Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. "JSOC was a killing machine," says Maj. Gen. Mayville, his chief of operations. McChrystal was also open to new ways of killing. He systematically mapped out terrorist networks, targeting specific insurgents and hunting them down – often with the help of cyberfreaks traditionally shunned by the military. "The Boss would find the 24-year-old kid with a nose ring, with some fucking brilliant degree from MIT, sitting in the corner with 16 computer monitors humming," says a Special Forces commando who worked with McChrystal in Iraq and now serves on his staff in Kabul. "He'd say, 'Hey – you fucking muscleheads couldn't find lunch without help. You got to work together with these guys.' "

Even in his new role as America's leading evangelist for counterinsurgency, McChrystal retains the deep-seated instincts of a terrorist hunter. To put pressure on the Taliban, he has upped the number of Special Forces units in Afghanistan from four to 19. "You better be out there hitting four or five targets tonight," McChrystal will tell a Navy Seal he sees in the hallway at headquarters. Then he'll add, "I'm going to have to scold you in the morning for it, though." In fact, the general frequently finds himself apologizing for the disastrous consequences of counterinsurgency. In the first four months of this year, NATO forces killed some 90 civilians, up 76 percent from the same period in 2009 – a record that has created tremendous resentment among the very population that COIN theory is intent on winning over. In February, a Special Forces night raid ended in the deaths of two pregnant Afghan women and allegations of a cover-up, and in April, protests erupted in Kandahar after U.S. forces accidentally shot up a bus, killing five Afghans. "We've shot an amazing number of people," McChrystal recently conceded.

Despite the tragedies and miscues, McChrystal has issued some of the strictest directives to avoid civilian casualties that the U.S. military has ever encountered in a war zone. It's "insurgent math," as he calls it – for every innocent person you kill, you create 10 new enemies. He has ordered convoys to curtail their reckless driving, put restrictions on the use of air power and severely limited night raids. He regularly apologizes to Hamid Karzai when civilians are killed, and berates commanders responsible for civilian deaths. "For a while," says one U.S. official, "the most dangerous place to be in Afghanistan was in front of McChrystal after a 'civ cas' incident." The ISAF command has even discussed ways to make not killing into something you can win an award for: There's talk of creating a new medal for "courageous restraint," a buzzword that's unlikely to gain much traction in the gung-ho culture of the U.S. military.

But however strategic they may be, McChrystal's new marching orders have caused an intense backlash among his own troops. Being told to hold their fire, soldiers complain, puts them in greater danger. "Bottom line?" says a former Special Forces operator who has spent years in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I would love to kick McChrystal in the nuts. His rules of engagement put soldiers' lives in even greater danger. Every real soldier will tell you the same thing."

In March, McChrystal traveled to Combat Outpost JFM – a small encampment on the outskirts of Kandahar – to confront such accusations from the troops directly. It was a typically bold move by the general. Only two days earlier, he had received an e-mail from Israel Arroyo, a 25-year-old staff sergeant who asked McChrystal to go on a mission with his unit. "I am writing because it was said you don't care about the troops and have made it harder to defend ourselves," Arroyo wrote.

Within hours, McChrystal responded personally: "I'm saddened by the accusation that I don't care about soldiers, as it is something I suspect any soldier takes both personally and professionally – at least I do. But I know perceptions depend upon your perspective at the time, and I respect that every soldier's view is his own." Then he showed up at Arroyo's outpost and went on a foot patrol with the troops – not some bullshit photo-op stroll through a market, but a real live operation in a dangerous war zone.

Six weeks later, just before McChrystal returned from Paris, the general received another e-mail from Arroyo. A 23-year-old corporal named Michael Ingram – one of the soldiers McChrystal had gone on patrol with – had been killed by an IED a day earlier. It was the third man the 25-member platoon had lost in a year, and Arroyo was writing to see if the general would attend Ingram's memorial service. "He started to look up to you," Arroyo wrote. McChrystal said he would try to make it down to pay his respects as soon as possible.

The night before the general is scheduled to visit Sgt. Arroyo's platoon for the memorial, I arrive at Combat Outpost JFM to speak with the soldiers he had gone on patrol with. JFM is a small encampment, ringed by high blast walls and guard towers. Almost all of the soldiers here have been on repeated combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and have seen some of the worst fighting of both wars. But they are especially angered by Ingram's death. His commanders had repeatedly requested permission to tear down the house where Ingram was killed, noting that it was often used as a combat position by the Taliban. But due to McChrystal's new restrictions to avoid upsetting civilians, the request had been denied. "These were abandoned houses," fumes Staff Sgt. Kennith Hicks. "Nobody was coming back to live in them."

One soldier shows me the list of new regulations the platoon was given. "Patrol only in areas that you are reasonably certain that you will not have to defend yourselves with lethal force," the laminated card reads. For a soldier who has traveled halfway around the world to fight, that's like telling a cop he should only patrol in areas where he knows he won't have to make arrests. "Does that make any fucking sense?" asks Pfc. Jared Pautsch. "We should just drop a fucking bomb on this place. You sit and ask yourself: What are we doing here?"

The rules handed out here are not what McChrystal intended – they've been distorted as they passed through the chain of command – but knowing that does nothing to lessen the anger of troops on the ground. "Fuck, when I came over here and heard that McChrystal was in charge, I thought we would get our fucking gun on," says Hicks, who has served three tours of combat. "I get COIN. I get all that. McChrystal comes here, explains it, it makes sense. But then he goes away on his bird, and by the time his directives get passed down to us through Big Army, they're all fucked up – either because somebody is trying to cover their ass, or because they just don't understand it themselves. But we're fucking losing this thing."

McChrystal and his team show up the next day. Underneath a tent, the general has a 45-minute discussion with some two dozen soldiers. The atmosphere is tense. "I ask you what's going on in your world, and I think it's important for you all to understand the big picture as well," McChrystal begins. "How's the company doing? You guys feeling sorry for yourselves? Anybody? Anybody feel like you're losing?" McChrystal says.

"Sir, some of the guys here, sir, think we're losing, sir," says Hicks.

McChrystal nods. "Strength is leading when you just don't want to lead," he tells the men. "You're leading by example. That's what we do. Particularly when it's really, really hard, and it hurts inside." Then he spends 20 minutes talking about counterinsurgency, diagramming his concepts and principles on a whiteboard. He makes COIN seem like common sense, but he's careful not to bullshit the men. "We are knee-deep in the decisive year," he tells them. The Taliban, he insists, no longer has the initiative – "but I don't think we do, either." It's similar to the talk he gave in Paris, but it's not winning any hearts and minds among the soldiers. "This is the philosophical part that works with think tanks," McChrystal tries to joke. "But it doesn't get the same reception from infantry companies."

During the question-and-answer period, the frustration boils over. The soldiers complain about not being allowed to use lethal force, about watching insurgents they detain be freed for lack of evidence. They want to be able to fight – like they did in Iraq, like they had in Afghanistan before McChrystal. "We aren't putting fear into the Taliban," one soldier says.

"Winning hearts and minds in COIN is a coldblooded thing," McChrystal says, citing an oft-repeated maxim that you can't kill your way out of Afghanistan. "The Russians killed 1 million Afghans, and that didn't work."

"I'm not saying go out and kill everybody, sir," the soldier persists. "You say we've stopped the momentum of the insurgency. I don't believe that's true in this area. The more we pull back, the more we restrain ourselves, the stronger it's getting."

"I agree with you," McChrystal says. "In this area, we've not made progress, probably. You have to show strength here, you have to use fire. What I'm telling you is, fire costs you. What do you want to do? You want to wipe the population out here and resettle it?"

A soldier complains that under the rules, any insurgent who doesn't have a weapon is immediately assumed to be a civilian. "That's the way this game is," McChrystal says. "It's complex. I can't just decide: It's shirts and skins, and we'll kill all the shirts."

As the discussion ends, McChrystal seems to sense that he hasn't succeeded at easing the men's anger. He makes one last-ditch effort to reach them, acknowledging the death of Cpl. Ingram. "There's no way I can make that easier," he tells them. "No way I can pretend it won't hurt. No way I can tell you not to feel that. . . . I will tell you, you're doing a great job. Don't let the frustration get to you." The session ends with no clapping, and no real resolution. McChrystal may have sold President Obama on counterinsurgency, but many of his own men aren't buying it.

When it comes to Afghanistan, history is not on McChrystal's side. The only foreign invader to have any success here was Genghis Khan – and he wasn't hampered by things like human rights, economic development and press scrutiny. The COIN doctrine, bizarrely, draws inspiration from some of the biggest Western military embarrassments in recent memory: France's nasty war in Algeria (lost in 1962) and the American misadventure in Vietnam (lost in 1975). McChrystal, like other advocates of COIN, readily acknowledges that counterinsurgency campaigns are inherently messy, expensive and easy to lose. "Even Afghans are confused by Afghanistan," he says. But even if he somehow manages to succeed, after years of bloody fighting with Afghan kids who pose no threat to the U.S. homeland, the war will do little to shut down Al Qaeda, which has shifted its operations to Pakistan. Dispatching 150,000 troops to build new schools, roads, mosques and water-treatment facilities around Kandahar is like trying to stop the drug war in Mexico by occupying Arkansas and building Baptist churches in Little Rock. "It's all very cynical, politically," says Marc Sageman, a former CIA case officer who has extensive experience in the region. "Afghanistan is not in our vital interest – there's nothing for us there."

In mid-May, two weeks after visiting the troops in Kandahar, McChrystal travels to the White House for a high-level visit by Hamid Karzai. It is a triumphant moment for the general, one that demonstrates he is very much in command – both in Kabul and in Washington. In the East Room, which is packed with journalists and dignitaries, President Obama sings the praises of Karzai. The two leaders talk about how great their relationship is, about the pain they feel over civilian casualties. They mention the word "progress" 16 times in under an hour. But there is no mention of victory. Still, the session represents the most forceful commitment that Obama has made to McChrystal's strategy in months. "There is no denying the progress that the Afghan people have made in recent years – in education, in health care and economic development," the president says. "As I saw in the lights across Kabul when I landed – lights that would not have been visible just a few years earlier."

It is a disconcerting observation for Obama to make. During the worst years in Iraq, when the Bush administration had no real progress to point to, officials used to offer up the exact same evidence of success. "It was one of our first impressions," one GOP official said in 2006, after landing in Baghdad at the height of the sectarian violence. "So many lights shining brightly." So it is to the language of the Iraq War that the Obama administration has turned – talk of progress, of city lights, of metrics like health care and education. Rhetoric that just a few years ago they would have mocked. "They are trying to manipulate perceptions because there is no definition of victory – because victory is not even defined or recognizable," says Celeste Ward, a senior defense analyst at the RAND Corporation who served as a political adviser to U.S. commanders in Iraq in 2006. "That's the game we're in right now. What we need, for strategic purposes, is to create the perception that we didn't get run off. The facts on the ground are not great, and are not going to become great in the near future."

But facts on the ground, as history has proven, offer little deterrent to a military determined to stay the course. Even those closest to McChrystal know that the rising anti-war sentiment at home doesn't begin to reflect how deeply fucked up things are in Afghanistan. "If Americans pulled back and started paying attention to this war, it would become even less popular," a senior adviser to McChrystal says. Such realism, however, doesn't prevent advocates of counterinsurgency from dreaming big: Instead of beginning to withdraw troops next year, as Obama promised, the military hopes to ramp up its counterinsurgency campaign even further. "There's a possibility we could ask for another surge of U.S. forces next summer if we see success here," a senior military official in Kabul tells me.

Back in Afghanistan, less than a month after the White House meeting with Karzai and all the talk of "progress," McChrystal is hit by the biggest blow to his vision of counterinsurgency. Since last year, the Pentagon had been planning to launch a major military operation this summer in Kandahar, the country's second-largest city and the Taliban's original home base. It was supposed to be a decisive turning point in the war – the primary reason for the troop surge that McChrystal wrested from Obama late last year. But on June 10th, acknowledging that the military still needs to lay more groundwork, the general announced that he is postponing the offensive until the fall. Rather than one big battle, like Fallujah or Ramadi, U.S. troops will implement what McChrystal calls a "rising tide of security." The Afghan police and army will enter Kandahar to attempt to seize control of neighborhoods, while the U.S. pours $90 million of aid into the city to win over the civilian population.

Even proponents of counterinsurgency are hard-pressed to explain the new plan. "This isn't a classic operation," says a U.S. military official. "It's not going to be Black Hawk Down. There aren't going to be doors kicked in." Other U.S. officials insist that doors are going to be kicked in, but that it's going to be a kinder, gentler offensive than the disaster in Marja. "The Taliban have a jackboot on the city," says a military official. "We have to remove them, but we have to do it in a way that doesn't alienate the population." When Vice President Biden was briefed on the new plan in the Oval Office, insiders say he was shocked to see how much it mirrored the more gradual plan of counterterrorism that he advocated last fall. "This looks like CT-plus!" he said, according to U.S. officials familiar with the meeting.

Whatever the nature of the new plan, the delay underscores the fundamental flaws of counterinsurgency. After nine years of war, the Taliban simply remains too strongly entrenched for the U.S. military to openly attack. The very people that COIN seeks to win over – the Afghan people – do not want us there. Our supposed ally, President Karzai, used his influence to delay the offensive, and the massive influx of aid championed by McChrystal is likely only to make things worse. "Throwing money at the problem exacerbates the problem," says Andrew Wilder, an expert at Tufts University who has studied the effect of aid in southern Afghanistan. "A tsunami of cash fuels corruption, delegitimizes the government and creates an environment where we're picking winners and losers" – a process that fuels resentment and hostility among the civilian population. So far, counterinsurgency has succeeded only in creating a never-ending demand for the primary product supplied by the military: perpetual war. There is a reason that President Obama studiously avoids using the word "victory" when he talks about Afghanistan. Winning, it would seem, is not really possible. Not even with Stanley McChrystal in charge.


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Obama's Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Will Now Sue U.S. Companies To Get Minimum Wage For Illegal Aliens!!!


Obama's Department of Labor Will Now Sue U.S. Companies To Get Minimum Wage For Illegal Aliens!!!





Obama's DOL Secretary Hilda L. Solis: You Have the Right to Be Paid Fairly Whether Documented or Not

Obama's Nicaraguan-Mexican-"American" DOL Secretary Hilda L. Solis Promotes Illegal Immigration, 'You Have the Right to Be Paid Fairly Whether Documented or Not'





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

We are turning into a lawless nation, where even our highest officials openly advocate disregarding the law.


She actually says, in her words, that it doesn't matter if a worker is "documented," the government "will help!"

You can't make this stuff up!

Our tax dollars are paying for this!

First they refuse to enforce the law, then they sue for illegals right to be here, now they say illegals have a right to be paid minimum wage.


“The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have receiv’d them as a fair Inheritance from our worthy Ancestors: They purchas’d them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood; and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us without a struggle; or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.” - Samuel Adams




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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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Kagan, Obama’s Radical Mominee to the Supreme Court: " Bork hearings were the best thing that ever happened to Constitutional Democracy.”





From her speech at Case Western Reserve, 1997: “And I, like Professor Toulouse, I loved what happened in the Bork hearings. I wrote a review of Stephen Carter’s book recently where I said, “no, he has it all wrong. The Bork hearings were great, the Bork hearings were educational. The Bork hearings were the best thing that ever happened to Constitutional Democracy.” So, I share that view with Professor Toulouse.”

In 1987, Judge Robert Bork was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan, but the Senate rejected his nomination.

, Robert Bork announced that he would publicly oppose Kagan for the Supreme Court.


Bork to publicly oppose Kagan for Supreme Court


AP

Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork is joining anti-abortion activists to publicly oppose confirming Elena Kagan as a justice.

Bork plans to detail his criticisms of Kagan during a Wednesday news conference organized by Americans United for Life. The group calls itself the country’s first national pro-life organization, and brands Kagan a pro-abortion activist.

Bork was nominated in 1987 by then-President Ronald Reagan to serve on the high court, but the Senate rejected him after an intensely partisan debate.



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

Good grief! The Bork hearings were a witch hunt against arguably the greatest legal minds! Robert Bork is, quite possibly, the most brilliant Constitutional legal mind this side of Antonin Scalia. The country would’ve been a better place if he were on the high court alongside Roberts, Alito, Scalia and Thomas. We’d never lose.


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Great RNC Ad ~ "Obama's Chicago Network "






Great ad from the RNC hitting Sestak, Gibbs and Romanoff



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Gov. Bobby Jindal Files Legal Brief Asking Federal Judge To Lift Anti-America Obama's Ban On Drilling






Jindal steps up battle against Obama's 6-month deepwater drilling moratorium


The Hill

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has spent weeks throwing political punches at the Obama administration’s six-month freeze on deepwater oil-and-gas drilling, alleging it will wreak havoc on the region’s already battered economy.

Now, Jindal is battling the moratorium in the courtroom, too.

Jindal and state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell on Sunday filed a legal brief in support of a Louisiana-based offshore services company that’s asking a federal judge to lift the ban.

The ban is “effectively turning an environmental disaster into an economic catastrophe for the state,” the brief alleges
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The ban is in place while the administration and a White House-created independent commission review drilling safety in the wake of the BP oil spill.

Jindal’s brief — filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana — alleges the Interior Department “completely ignored” the effect the ban will have on Louisiana’s economy.

Offshore oil-and-gas is a $3 billion annual industry in the state, the brief claims, noting the salaries of rig workers, the scores of companies that have boat, food and other types of contracts, and many other ways the state's economy is tethered to drilling.

The brief claims that once deepwater rigs move out of the Gulf, they will become tied up as companies make long-term commitments for projects in Brazil, Africa and elsewhere.

“Having to wait an additional year or more for available rigs will turn the short-term adverse effects of the moratorium into a long-term economic disaster for Louisiana,” their filing states.

The brief supports a lawsuit filed earlier this month by Hornbeck Offshore Services, which alleges the ban violates the Administrative Procedure Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.

Jindal is raising his own claims, too. The brief cites language in the offshore statute that calls for federal officials to work with states in making decisions about development policy in federal waters.

“Inasmuch as the State of Louisiana was completely ignored by Defendants in the establishment of the moratorium for alleged safety reasons, the question arises whether that failure renders Defendants’ action invalid,” the brief states.



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

A friend of mine who is from Louisiana says you do NOT mention the name Obama there. They are fit to be tied.

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


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


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Obama & Holder: “YOU have NO standing to ask any Questions!”




Obama & Holder: “YOU have NO standing to ask any Questions!”


CFP


By JB Williams


No matter the political agenda of any American citizen, one reality should send shivers down every American’s spine. The Obama administration has made it known that according to their form of “justice,” NO soldier or citizen has “legal standing” to question anything about Obama, his many corrupt friends, his anti-American policies or his full court press to destroy all things American.


Barack Hussein Obama remains a complete mystery. His birth, college, travel, passport and entire personal history remains under lock and key unlike any president before him. His policies have proven destructive to the US economy, US sovereignty and security as well as both states and individual rights.

The Obama administration is operating like a pure dictatorship at odds with the vast majority of American citizens and no matter what peaceful course of redress the people attempt, they have repeatedly been informed that they have “NO STANDING” to ask any questions.

Lt. Colonel Terrence Lakin

LTC Lakin is not a private fresh out of boot camp that lost his nerve for the field of battle and refused to comply with deployment orders. He is a senior officer who stands charged with upholding his oath.

“I - 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.”


As reported by Family Security Matters,LTC Lakin’s numerous awards and decorations include the Army Flight Surgeon Badge, Combat Medical Badge, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Armed Forces Expedition Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon sixth award and the NATO service medal.He has served previously in Honduras, Bosnia, Korea, and Afghanistan.

Until very recently, his senior command described him as “an extremely talented, highly knowledgeable senior Army clinician with significant field and consultant experience…”

Like all military officers, Lakin is obligated under his oath to question his command when he suspects that the orders being given are in any way “unlawful.” Unlawful orders would most certainly include orders given by an “unlawful” command.

Yet LTC Lakin stands courts martial for attempting to uphold his officer’s oath, and he is indeed guilty of attempting to uphold his oath. He is prepared to present what he believes to be clear and convincing evidence that Barak Hussein Obama is NOT a “lawful” Commander-in-Chief. An increasing number of soldiers and citizens agree… but it is LTC Lakin who faces charges, not the illegal Command.


LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III

Most Americans know only this definition of the word “riot” -

a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons, as by a crowd protesting against another group, a government policy, etc., in the streets;


But the Obama run justice system prefers to use this definition of “riot” as a means to silence all voices of dissent…

a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons;

This definition provides very broad powers to law enforcement anytime that three or more persons gather in public for any purpose. Under this definition, any public assembly of three or more individuals can be accused of participating in or inciting a “riot.”

Such was the case on April 1, 2010 when LCDR Fitzpatrick attempted to affect a citizen’s arrest of local officials whom he accuses of corruption and obstruction in Monroe County Tennessee.

When a small group of Internet supporters showed up to video tape the citizen’s arrest in Monroe County, Fitzpatrick found himself arrested and charged with “committing actual RIOT” - resisting arrest (better described as resisting assault) - interrupting a [illegal] meeting and disorderly conduct.

Fortunately, video tape of the incident is up at YouTube which clearly demonstrates that these charges are false. LCDR Fitzpatrick sought peaceful redress via a criminal complaint filed with the Monroe County Grand Jury more than a year earlier. Tennessee law supports the actions of Mr. Fitzpatrick, but evidence of local corruption brought to light through his efforts has made Fitzpatrick the target of judicial vengeance in his local community.

LCDR Fitzpatrick has since been arrested a second time on June 8, 2010, a retaliation from the Monroe County Grand Jury which has added two felony charges to the previous misdemeanors dating April 1st.






Taking a page right out of Obama’s Southern Poverty Law Center book on “domestic terrorism” the Monroe County Grand Jury is now claiming that Fitzpatrick is acting against illegal Grand Jury Foreman Gary Pettway on the basis of “race” in violation of civil rights laws.

Of course, unlike his accusers, Fitzpatrick spent a lifetime defending the United States in uniform, working alongside soldiers of all races and religions in the common defense of the American way of life. Further, Pettway is far from the only individual whom Fitzpatrick has accused of criminal wrong-doing, although he is the only “black” individual listed in Fitzpatrick’s criminal complaint. All others are white.

LCDR Fitzpatrick has uncovered numerous violations of Tennessee law in the existing justice system operating in Monroe County. He possesses very compelling evidence to support his accusations of corruption and obstruction in Monroe County.

On the basis of recently uncovered evidence concerning Jury Foreman Gary Pettway and Foreperson Angela Davis, Fitzpatrick is openly accusing the Monroe County justice system of “jury rigging”—in addition to his past charges of corruption and obstruction.

This entire ongoing circus is the direct result of Fitzpatrick’s efforts to present evidence against Barack Hussein Obama in a courtroom allegedly intended for just such a purpose. He is scheduled to face his accused (and accusers) in Monroe County court on 28 June 2010.



Major General Paul Vallely

Former FOX News military analyst Retired Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely is openly calling for the immediate resignation of Barack Hussein Obama and all of his co-conspirators within his administration and congress.

“Being a representative republic, not a democracy, “rising up” means something other than revolution by means of arms. The people must “rise up” from the grass roots across this great country as we think of the greater good of this and future generations. We are limited in the peaceful transfer of power…resignation, natural death, elections, and impeachment.
“We the People” have had enough. The Obama Administration and identifiable Members of Congress are now on a death march and are bankrupting and weakening the country. We have watched them violate their sacred oath of office.”
“We, the People” cannot wait for and solely rely on the next round of elections in November of this year. It is now and each day that these public servants must put the citizen’s interests above self-interest by resigning immediately. Therefore the “people” must decide. A civil uprising is brewing. We now must call for the immediate resignation of Barry Soetero (AKA President Barack Hussein Obama)...based on Incompetence, Deceit, Fraud, Corruption, Dishonesty, and Violation of the US Oath of Office and the Constitution.


This is as serious as it gets folks!

Career military officers face jail sentences for their efforts to stand by their oaths.

These are not children fresh out of boot camp who have had a change of heart about serving in a forward combat position. These are decorated career officers who have more than earned the right to ask who in the hell Barack Hussein Obama really is and why he seem so hell-bent upon destroying the greatest nation ever known to mankind.

Whether you like Obama’s political leap into global socialism or not - no decent American citizen or soldier can afford to tolerate the idea that these brave men have “no standing” to demand a “lawful” command. We the People cannot afford to let these men fall victim to a corrupt government intent upon imprisoning them for attempting to uphold their oaths.

This isn’t about any single individual, including Barack Obama or Barry Soetoro, whatever name or social security number he is operating under this month.

This is about the US Constitution and American Justice.

Every American citizen, but especially those who have served in uniform have not only the right, but the responsibility to demand answers to questions that Obama has been running from since 2004.

Candidate for US Senate Barack Obama was quite proud to refer to himself as “Kenyan born.” But presidential candidate Barack Obama has since insisted that he is American born and meets all constitutional eligibility for the office of Commander-in-Chief. One of the two stories is not true…

A growing number of decorated officers are stepping forward to demand answers that Obama is ill-prepared to give. I believe that there is no actual birth certificate from Hawaii and that this is the reason he has spent more than $2 million in legal fees to avoid making that birth certificate public. I also believe that he cannot meet Article II—Section I requirements for the Oval Office no matter where he might have been born.

As a writer who has done extensive research on Barack Obama and the subject of Natural Born Citizen, I am completely convinced that these military heroes and others like them are right to question the legitimacy of their command. There can be no legitimate orders from an illegitimate Commander-in-Chief. Every order would be illegal…

God help us if the American people fail to stand with these men who demand answers to their very legitimate questions. If we allow the corrupt justice system to jail these men, then that system will be free to jail any individual who dares to question elected officials in support of the Law of this Land.

If the people allow these men to fall prey to this corrupt government, they will stand alone against this government in the end.

The time for true patriots to stand and be counted has arrived.

Obama MUST answer these charges or NO citizen will be free.



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

This is one of the best informative articles I have read about this.

Why is it the best US political writings seem to come from the Canada Free Press and the Times Online UK??


Many people have died for this country and I refuse to “go quietly into the night”!



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


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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FL Sen. George LeMieux Slams Obama for "Anemic" Gulf Response: "Where are the Skimmers?"




Florida GOP Sen. George LeMieux speaking on the Senate Floor today, June 21, 2010, where he blasted the Obama Administration’s response to the Gulf Oil Spill Crisis.

He particularly slammed Obama for the fact that there are still only 20 skimmers working off the coast of Florida to keep the oil at bay. This despite the fact LeMieux was told there are 2,000 skimmers available in the U.S. alone, in addition to international offers of help with skimmers.

LeMieux said he was told only 20 skimmers were in use to contain the massive Gulf Oil Spill because others may be needed “for an oil spill!” Are you kidding? Imagine the difference it would make if you had 2000 skimmers at work in the Gulf instead of 20. Sen. LeMieux said he will return to the Senate floor every day to ask, “Where are the skimmers?”




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


Obama has been dragging his feet on this from day one. It is painfully obvious. He is dancing in his heart about this oil spill, in his mind it is a tool he is using to ban drilling for oil. What an evil, evil man he is.




Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM


A Little of This and That For Today




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Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM


June 21, 2010

AZ Senator Kyl on his conversation with Obama and why the borders won't be secured!




AZ Senator Kyl on his conversation with Obama and why the borders won't be secured!


On June 18, 2010, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl told the audience at a North Tempe Tea Party town hall meeting that during a private, one-on-one meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office.....

SEN. JON KYL: I met with the president in the Oval Office, just the two of us… Here’s what the president said. “The problem is,” he said, "If we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform.”

[gasps from the audience]

KYL: In other words they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with comprehensive immigration reform. I explained, “You and I have an obligation to secure the border. That’s an obligation. It also has some potentially positive benefits. You don’t have to have comprehensive immigration to secure the border, but you have to have a secure border to get comprehensive immigration reform. You may be surprised, maybe you don’t think that there’d be any more incentive, but I’m not so sure that that’s true. In any event, it doesn’t matter we’re supposed to secure the border.”

That’s why this is being done. They want to get something in return for doing their duty. And that’s—

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Chicago politics.

KYL: Yeah.

Sen. Kyl also said he reminded President Obama that the President and the Congress has an obligation, a duty, to secure the border.




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

This is absolutely disgusting!!

Obama cannot stop his hate for America.

This gross refusal to uphod and abide by our Constitution and enforce U.S. law is total TREASON. This IS treason. He is responsible for the security of the nation and he is flat out taking a pass on it.




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

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Posted by Wild Thing at 07:55 AM | Comments (7)


Report: Rahm Emanuel Expected to Quit



Report: Rahm Emanuel Expected to Quit

FOX News

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is expected to leave his job within six to eight months because he is fed up with the "idealism" of President Barack Obama's closest advisers, The London Daily Telegraph reported Monday.

The newspaper cited Washington insiders, who said Congress veteran Emanuel, 50, is also concerned about burning out and losing touch with his three children due to the pressure of the job.

"I would bet he will go after the midterms," said one source, a leading Democratic consultant.

"Nobody thinks it's working, but they can't get rid of him -- that would look awful. He needs the right sort of job to go to, but the consensus is he'll go."
"It might not be his fault, but the perception is there," said the consultant. "Every vote has been tough, from health care to energy to financial reform.

"Democrats have not stood behind the President in the way Republicans did for George W. Bush, and that was meant to be Rahm's job."

Emanuel is known as an abrasive pragmatist who has clashed with the idealistic inner circle around Obama.

Although he is believed to have a cordial working relationship with the President, The Telegraph reported Obama aides are frustrated that Emanuel "failed to deliver a smooth ride for the President's legislative program that his background promised."

The newspaper said Emanuel had told friends he envisaged the high-pressure White House role as an 18-month job. He is reportedly interested in running for mayor of Chicago, his home town.


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

Incredible quote from the article:

“Democrats have not stood behind the president in the way Republicans did for George W Bush, and that was meant to be Rahm’s job.”


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:50 AM | Comments (9)


Napolitano: Internet Monitoring Needed to Fight Homegrown Terrorism



Napolitano: Internet Monitoring Needed to Fight Homegrown Terrorism

FOX News


Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make to beef up national security, the nation's homeland security chief said Friday.

As terrorists increasingly recruit U.S. citizens, the government needs to constantly balance Americans' civil rights and privacy with the need to keep people safe, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

But finding that balance has become more complex as homegrown terrorists have used the Internet to reach out to extremists abroad for inspiration and training. Those contacts have spurred a recent rash of U.S.-based terror plots and incidents.

"The First Amendment protects radical opinions, but we need the legal tools to do things like monitor the recruitment of terrorists via the Internet," Napolitano told a gathering of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

Napolitano's comments suggest an effort by the Obama administration to reach out to its more liberal, Democratic constituencies to assuage fears that terrorist worries will lead to the erosion of civil rights.

The administration has faced a number of civil liberties and privacy challenges in recent months as it has tried to increase airport security by adding full-body scanners, or track suspected terrorists traveling into the United States from other countries.

"Her speech is sign of the maturing of the administration on this issue," said Stewart Baker, former undersecretary for policy with the Department of Homeland Security. "They now appreciate the risks and the trade-offs much more clearly than when they first arrived, and to their credit, they've adjusted their preconceptions."

Underscoring her comments are a number of recent terror attacks over the past year where legal U.S. residents such as Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad and accused Fort Hood, Texas, shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, are believed to have been inspired by the Internet postings of violent Islamic extremists.

And the fact that these are U.S. citizens or legal residents raises many legal and constitutional questions.

Napolitano said it is wrong to believe that if security is embraced, liberty is sacrificed.
She added, "We can significantly advance security without having a deleterious impact on individual rights in most instances. At the same time, there are situations where trade-offs are inevitable."

As an example, she noted the struggle to use full-body scanners at airports caused worries that they would invade people's privacy.

The scanners are useful in identifying explosives or other nonmetal weapons that ordinary metal-detectors might miss -- such as the explosives that authorities said were successfully brought on board the Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. He is accused of trying to detonate a bomb hidden in his underwear, but the explosives failed, and only burned Abdulmutallab.

U.S. officials, said Napolitano, have worked to institute a number of restrictions on the scanners' use in order to minimize that. The scans cannot be saved or stored on the machines by the operator, and Transportation Security Agency workers can't have phones or cameras that could capture the scan when near the machine.




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Bill Would Put DHS in Charge of All Civilian Computer Networks

National Terror Alert

New legislation expected to be introduced today would give the Homeland Security Department broad new authorities and powers over federal civilian networks.
The bill, however, does not include a “kill switch” for private sector networks, as widely reported previously.
The legislation, Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010, sponsored by Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), would move the responsibility of civilian agency cybersecurity to DHS from the Office of Management and Budget, according to a summary of the bill obtained by Federal News Radio.
The responsibility to develop, oversee and enforce IT security throughout the federal government would fall to a new office in DHS, the National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications. A director confirmed by the Senate would lead the NCCC.


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Legislation that would put DHS in charge of civilian cybersecurity to get hearing

By Gautham Nagesh

06/13/10

The Hill

Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee introduced a far-reaching cybersecurity bill on Thursday that would give the president new emergency authority over private networks.


“Under the bill, DHS’s new National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC) would be responsible for protecting against — and responding to — attacks on federal civilian networks as well as any private-sector assets deemed critical, a job that currently resides in the White House.”


The bill also would allow the president to declare a national cyber-emergency. After notifying Congress, he could order immediate measures be taken to safeguard any critical assets.



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Wild Thing's comment......

Napolitano said it is wrong to believe that if security is embraced, liberty is sacrificed.
She added, "We can significantly advance security without having a deleterious impact on individual rights in most instances. At the same time, there are situations where trade-offs are inevitable."

I say BS. From the very founding of the nation it was understood:

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. ~Ben Franklin

There is no illusion about what they attempt, and it is so against the grain for “We the People” that it will not stand. It will Not.


Can you imagine the noise that would have been heard if Bush had proposed such an idea?? They had their panties in a wad over the Patriot Act — and that was monitoring overseas sourced telephone transmissions (as I recall).


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


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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An Unexpected Result for Some Census Takers: the Wrath of Irate Americans





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An unexpected result for some census takers: the wrath of irate Americans

By Carol Morello


Washington Post

This is the scary season for the nation's census takers.

Since they began making follow-up house calls in early May, census takers have encountered vitriol, menace and flashes of violence. They have been shot at with pellet guns and hit by baseball bats. They have been confronted with pickaxes, crossbows and hammers. They've had lawn mowers pushed menacingly toward them and patio tables thrown their way. They have been nibbled by ducks, bitten by pit bulls and chased by packs of snarling dogs.

Some days, being cursed at seems part of the job description.

So far, the Census Bureau has tallied 379 incidents involving assaults or threats on the nation's 635,000 census workers, more than double the 181 recorded during the 2000 census. Weapons were used or threatened in a third of the cases.

Now, with just three weeks to go in the door-knocking phase of the count, the number of census takers has dwindled, and the remaining households are the toughest.

While most homeowners have received census takers graciously, some say they have been surprised at the degree of anger exhibited by Americans who consider them the embodiment of intrusive government.

"I came across loads of hostility," said Douglas McDonald, who summoned police in Deltona, Fla., after a tug-of-war with an irate homeowner over a census form. The homeowner threw his ripped half in the toilet.

McDonald, 70, a District native who retired from the Labor Department after 30 years as an investigator, said he wasn't prepared for the level of anti-government fervor he encountered.

"There's so much anger and bitterness, with people losing their homes and their jobs," said McDonald, who eventually quit. "They're not too fond of the government. They don't want to talk to you."

Sherri Chesney, 46, said she was cursed and spat at during follow-up visits in Houston. One day, she encountered a woman working in her garden. Chesney showed her census badge, she said, prompting the woman to launch into a tirade: "I don't need the blankety-blank government snooping in my business." Then she threw a metal patio table at Chesney, who escaped injury by ducking.

"I was stunned, I really was, that America is so mad at the government," said Chesney, who no longer works for the census. "People don't know what it's like out there. It's scary and dangerous, and it's not worth my life."

Census officials say they do not consider anti-government sentiment more widespread than usual this year. But Fernando Armstrong, the Philadelphia regional census director responsible for Maryland and the District, said it seems to be more vociferous.

"It's the degree of passion they have," he said. "When they don't want to participate, they really don't want to participate."

In the Washington area, the threats made to census takers have been infrequent, and no one has been harmed.

Some of the attacks elsewhere represent random violence, such as a robbery at knifepoint in Richmond, Va., and a carjacking in Connecticut. In some situations, the job turned unexpectedly dangerous, as for the Baltimore crew leader who was fatally shot seven times while sitting in his car and the Wisconsin census taker who knocked on the door of a man who tried to drag her into his apartment.

Other workers were beset by mean-tempered animals. Wendy Soto, who was knocking on doors in California, still can't move two fingers after being attacked by a pit bull that pushed open a security door.

Among the more troubling were incidents that arose from residents' seething resentment that anyone from the government would seek their personal information.

Some people pointedly mentioned President Obama.

While conducting follow-ups in an upscale Seattle neighborhood, Grover Ellis said he came across a woman who considered him an agent of Obama, not the U.S. government.

"The idea of the census just enraged her," said Ellis, 64, stressing that the overwhelming majority of people he met were welcoming and responsive. "The way she saw the census, she was required to help Obama. And she wasn't going to do anything to help out Obama."

Police have been dispatched after confrontations between census takers and property owners who posted No Trespassing signs. As federal government employees, the census takers are not breaking the law by disregarding the signs.

But try telling that to a homeowner with a crossbow.

In a rural part of California's Nevada County northeast of Sacramento, two census workers told authorities that a man ordered them off his land. He mentioned his submachine gun, then followed them down the drive with a crossbow in hand. No charges were brought against the resident, the sheriff's department said.

A homeowner in Marion, Ohio, called police, saying he had just used his baseball bat against a stranger on his property. The perceived interloper was a census taker who told police the resident flew off the handle as soon as he mentioned the word census. The census taker was struck in the forearm, warding off blows from the aluminum bat. The resident was charged with felonious assault.

Dallas regional director Gabriel Sanchez said occasional encounters with dogs and protective property owners are par for the course in any census.

"It's not that people are waiting to gun down a government worker or waiting to assault a census worker," he said. "Some people have a strong need for privacy and being left alone. I'm sure they would treat the FedEx man the same way."

Soto, the pit bull victim, says census takers should be permitted to carry weapons, such as pepper spray, to ward off harm.

"If I'd had pepper spray in my pocket, I probably would have had a good chance of not losing my hand," said Soto, 38, who was earning $15 an hour and saving for a vacation with her children and a used car.

The dog bit Soto in the stomach, leg and hand. The census is paying for her doctor's bills, medication and replacement clothing. She doesn't know when she will be physically able to return to her regular job as a special-education teacher's aide.

Steven Jost, a spokesman for the Census Bureau, said it is unlikely that the policy prohibiting census workers from carrying weapons will be rescinded. After the 2010 census is completed, officials will examine all incidents to determine whether changes are needed to reduce risks, for both workers and the public. The number of verified incidents might go down after analysis.

Chesney, for one, won't be back for another census unless she's offered an office position.

"I want to help my country," she said. "I want us to have funding for schools, and all the things that are involved with the census. But I'm not putting my life at risk."




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

LOL Christopher Walken answering a census. it is great !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XtuPvwBa2U

I realize there are good people that get jobs and take the census. Where we live there were three couples that are on the board at the Golf Club here that went around and took the census. They would not allow outside census takers in to the area I live, it is a very guarded community. We were glad and apparently they made a deal to do it within our community and then turn in the information instead of letting the government workers do it. LOL All they did wss drive up in a golf cart, rang the door bell and asked Nick how many lived in our house and was it our main residence. Then they said have a great day and left. hahaha We had already filled out and mailed in that stupid card anyway.

The thing is we have learned a lot about how ACORN and other obama people were to go out and take the census. Heck I was hoping they would come to our house just so I could tell them off for voting for obama. heh heh


It is hard to have any sympathy for anyone that voted for obama no matter what the situation. Just how I feel about it and them.



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

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Posted by Wild Thing at 07:48 AM | Comments (4)


Remembering Bob Hope's Service



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I LOVE ths scene with Bob Hope!!


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Remembering Bob Hope's Service

Newsbusters and Townhall


"Who was Bob Hope?"

To anyone over 35, that seems like such a strange question. Bob Hope, everyone knows, was one of the greatest American entertainers of the 20th century, and whose greatest public service was his decades-long commitment to U.S. troops all over the world for many decades, which earned him the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among other honors.

And yet it's quite possible that a senior graduating from high school this month would scrunch up his face with a puzzled look over the question. It is why it was refreshing to hear that the Library of Congress has a new exhibit called "Hope for America: Performance, Politics and Pop Culture," drawn from the Bob Hope Collection, which was donated to the Library by the Hope family in 1998.

Unfortunately, as with so much that affects our popular culture, this man's legacy is also an excuse to unveil a leftist political agenda, the likes of which Hope would be the first to denounce.

On display are items from Hope's personal papers, joke files, films, and radio and TV broadcasts. This exhibit really makes you feel that the 20th century was more like distant history. It follows that it would be educational to walk students through exhibits like this to give them information that we older people have deeply ingrained in our memories.

Alan Gevinson, the Library of Congress exhibit curator, told CNSNews.com that Hope's daughter Linda and son Kelly have seen the exhibit and approved of it. But that doesn't mean a Bob Hope fan wouldn't expect more than this.

Unfortunately, this exhibit seems to consider Hope merely an excuse for a much broader exhibit sprawling all over a myriad of topics. It gives the impression that what the library calls its "treasured" Hope Collection would fit in about three boxes. Much of its Hope Collection material is contained in the very back of the exhibit space in dimly lit corners where it's hard to even read the exhibits.

Instead, the first thing a visitor would notice and absorb is the video presentation, hosted by Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert. Think of all the archival television material they could use to showcase Bob Hope entertaining the troops, and remembering all the stars who generously donated their time to bringing the home front to the war front, especially at Christmas time. But the Library of Congress displays its boredom with Hope in the interests of a broader topic. But while they broadened the subject, the exhibit didn't have the slightest whisper of interest in who's been entertaining the troops in the last few decades, and honoring them.

Instead we get Colbert, in his usual self-absorbed shtick, showing clips of himself joking with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton: "Why are you undressing me with your eyes now?"

The library's bureaucrats found room for a section touting "Government Support for the Arts," and how "federal support for the arts remained unrealized until the twentieth century," with the founding of the National Endowment for the Arts. There was no space for debating the wisdom or the controversies of that agency.

But there was space for debating Bob Hope. A letter is on display written by feminists who claim they want to stage their own U.S.O. show, since Hope was an incorrigible sexist. "Since this is a counter-U.S.O. show, we think that the script should have none of the sexist scenes in it that Bob Hope specials have, dancing girls or any portrayal of Women (sic) being inferior to men (which they aren't)," the feminists declare.

Political correctness seems to overwhelm the supposed exhibit topic of "American comedians commenting on the political scene in satires that have entertained and rattled the political establishment." In the video, Colbert proclaims Hollywood movies "draw the nation's attention to matters of urgent importance," with scenes shown from the union-glorifying film "Norma Rae" and the movie "Milk," Sean Penn's portrayal of a slain gay San Francisco city councilman.

Under the title "Causes and Controversies," exhibit highlights include video footage of Jane Fonda visiting North Vietnam, the polar opposite of Bob Hope. There's an exhibit on "A Climate of Fear," how "the entertainment industries suffered greatly" from McCarthyism.

This isn't about comedians or satire at all.

In this exhibit in our nation's capital, Bob Hope deserves better than to be treated as a mere introductory point to shoehorn in every other political controversy of the last century.

An unabashed Republican, Hope bent backward to keep politics out of his performances when entertaining troops or doing anything as an "ambassador" of the United States. It's why he was beloved by people in both parties. If people wanted today to find a role model for national unity and civility, they could no better than that.


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

Bob and his wife Dolores were wonderful. They were real and truly loved America and our troops and Veterans.

Every time liberals get their hands on anything they try to destroy it. Especially history the way they re-write it, and to do anything that is less then praise of Bob Hope really ticks me off.

No other way to say it, Colbert and the feminists can kiss my ass!!!!

Thank God there was a Bob Hope. I cherish my memories of him.




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



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


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:47 AM | Comments (5)


Obama's HATE For Drilling for OIl Shows In His Anti-Oil Spill Commission



Photo taken from a commercial jet over the Gulf of Mexico. This is what they don't want you to see. The big picture, oil as far as the eye can see.



Obama spill panel big on policy, not engineering

The members picked for Obama’s Oil Spill Commission are radical environmentalists and have no technical expertise or experience in the oil industry.

AP

The panel appointed by President Barack Obama to investigate the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is short on technical expertise but long on talking publicly about “America’s addiction to oil.” One member has blogged about it regularly.

Only one of the seven commissioners, the dean of Harvard’s engineering and applied sciences school, has a prominent engineering background — but it’s in optics and physics. Another is an environmental scientist with expertise in coastal areas and the after-effects of oil spills. Both are praised by other scientists.

The five other commissioners are experts in policy and management.

The White House said the commission will focus on the government’s “too cozy” relationship with the oil industry. A presidential spokesman said panel members will “consult the best minds and subject matter experts” as they do their work.

The commission has yet to meet, yet some panel members had made their views known.


* Environmental activist Frances Beinecke on May 27 blogged: "We can blame BP for the disaster and we should. We can blame lack of adequate government oversight for the disaster and we should. But in the end, we also must place the blame where it originated: America's addiction to oil." And on June 3, May 27, May 22, May 18, May 4, she called for bans on drilling offshore and the Arctic.


Two other commissioners also have gone public to urge bans on drilling.

Co-chairman Bob Graham, a Democrat who was Florida governor and later a senator, led efforts to prevent drilling off his state's coast. Commissioner Donald Boesch of the University of Maryland wrote in a Washington Post blog that the federal government had planned to allow oil drilling off the Virginia coast and "that probably will and should be delayed."

Boesch, who has made scientific assessments of oil spills' effects on the ecosystem, said usually oil spills are small. But he added, "The impacts of the oil and gas extraction industry (both coastal and offshore) on Gulf Coast wetlands represent an environmental catastrophe of massive and underappreciated proportions."

What some are saying about this Obama anti oil hand picked commiission:

Jerry Taylor of the libertarian Cato Institute described the investigation as "an exercise in political theater where the findings are preordained by the people put on the commission."

Iraj Ersahaghi, who heads the petroleum engineering program the University of Southern California, reviewed the names of oil spill commissioners and asked, "What do they know about petroleum?"

Ersahaghi said the panel needed to include someone like Bob Bea, a prominent petroleum engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who's an expert in offshore drilling and the management causes of manmade disasters.


So here it is so far..........


Barack Obama, accompanied by BP Oil Spill Commission co-chairs former Florida Sen. Bob Graham, left, and former EPA Administrator William Reilly, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.



Members of the presidential commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

--Co-chairman: Former Democratic Sen. and Gov. Bob Graham of Florida. He often has pushed for a drilling ban off the Florida coast.

--Co-chairman: William K. Reilly, Environmental Protection Agency administrator under President George H.W. Bush and during the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska in 1989.

--Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

--Donald Boesch, president of the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science.

--Terry Garcia, a National Geographic Society executive and former chief lawyer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under President Bill Clinton.

--Cherry Murray, dean of Harvard's engineering school and former president of the American Physical Society.

--Frances Ulmer, chancellor of the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and former Democratic lieutenant governor of Alaska.




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

Obama big on fascism, not on freedom.

We can blame lack of adequate government oversight for the disaster and we should. But in the end, we also must place the blame where it originated: America's addiction to oil."

The fruitcake idiots to the left hate America sooo much that they are willing to give up everything for change.

"Oil", it's the lubricant of freedom.

One would almost think the Democrat party is owned subsidiary of OPEC.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:40 AM


June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day!




To all Team Theodore Fathers, and all military Dad's...a very happy Fathers Day to you!
May God bless and protect all of our brave soldiers that are keeping America safe on this Father's day.
*hugs* ~ Wild Thing


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:55 AM | Comments (7)


Dictator Obama: 'America Will be Watching' to See if GOP Will Cooperate"



One UGLY SOB ( lilterally), insane dictator working overtime trying to destroy the USA! ~ Wild Thing


GOP strikes back after Obama criticism: 'Americans looking for leadership, not complaints'

UPI

Republican leaders fired back Saturday after President Barack Obama blamed them for holding up key legislation, including unemployment and energy measures.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama criticized Republicans' "dreary and familiar politics" that he said "get in the way of our ability to move forward on a series of critical issues that have a direct impact on people's lives."
Responding,House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said, "The American people are looking to Washington Democrats -- including the president -- for leadership on tough issues like jobs and spending, not complaints."

Obama repeatedly took aim at Republicans.

Obama said GOP leaders are preventing a vote in the Senate on removing a $75 million cap on the amount oil companies are obligated to pay to people and small businesses who sustain economic losses from oil spills. He also criticized Republicans for holding up votes on 136 of his nominees to positions in the federal government.

"I know the political season is upon us in Washington," he said. "But gridlock as a political strategy is destructive to the country."

Obama implored, should be more productive and less partisan.

"Whether we are Democrats or Republicans, we’ve got an obligation that goes beyond caring about the next election. We have an obligation to care for the next generation," he said. "So I hope that when Congress returns next week, they do so with a greater spirit of compromise and cooperation. America will be watching."



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

"What we need is a willingness in Washington to put the public’s interests first..."

What a total jerk! Every thing he has passed has been against the will of the majority of Americans!

"Whether we are Democrats or Republicans, we’ve got an obligation that goes beyond caring about the next election. We have an obligation to care for the next generation," he said. "So I hope that when Congress returns next week, they do so with a greater spirit of compromise and cooperation. America will be watching."


Loose translation: I need the Republicans to cave into my demands so my socialist agenda can move forward.

What a piece of work! I realy think he is insane.

America is watching alright.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:50 AM | Comments (7)


Mexican Military Units Fire On Border Patrol To Help Drug Traffickers







Armed Stand Off Between Mexican Military And Texas Lawmen

Mexican Military fire on Border Patrol to help Drug Traffickers enter the US. Mexican Military has entered the US more than 200 times this year.



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Combat Operations in the Border Zone

American Thinker

By T.J. Woodard

( TJ Woodard is a retired Army officer who lives less than ten miles from the Mexican border. He carries a pistol even in his own house in order to be prepared to defend his family whenever necessary.)

Elites on the coasts don't want to recognize what can be described only as combat operations conducted north of the U.S. - Mexican border.


On April 30, a Pinal County Sheriff deputy was wounded by drug traffickers in a shootout about fifty miles south of Phoenix. Deputy Louie Puroll confronted five illegals who attacked him in an ambush. Puroll fought a twenty-minute gun battle with men armed with AK-47 assault rifles before being hit from behind. He was able to call for assistance on his cell phone. But until help arrived, Puroll fought the traffickers off with his pistol and his AR-15, the law enforcement version of the M-16 rifle issued to the U.S. military.


When that assistance arrived, along with a sheriff department helicopter, the chopper also came under fire. Eventually seventeen illegal immigrants were apprehended after a force of more than two hundred lawmen responded to Deputy Puroll's shooting.


In west Texas, Mexican Army vehicles cross the border supporting drug trafficking. One report indicated an Army vehicle, with machine guns mounted on it, two hundred yards inside the U.S. border. Agents from the Fort Hancock Border Patrol Station called for backup after confronting six men in Mexican military uniforms and driving military vehicles north of the Rio Grande. Chief Deputy of Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department Mike Doyal said, "It happens quite often here."


Also in Texas, helicopters from the Mexican Army and Navy have crossed the border. Several civilians and members of law enforcement witnessed these crossings. This cannot be a helicopter that is lost or having navigational problems -- the Rio Grande clearly delineates Mexico from the United States at that location. There is no reasonable explanation coming from the U.S. or Mexican government why these helicopters are in American airspace.


It doesn't take my 23 years of military service to recognize that these are combat patrols. The ambush is one of the most basic tactics trained by every army in the world. Deputy Puroll engaged a number of suspects and was shot from behind. That indicates that the drug traffickers maneuvered on the deputy -- one man provided "cover fire" while another moved in for the shot. A combat patrol with automatic weapons, front and rear security, and moving in proper intervals indicates at least a certain level of military training. Incursions into American airspace by Mexican helicopters and ground vehicles, ground fire against a sheriff department chopper, and armed men protecting drugs on ranches in Arizona are all indications of a force conducting combat operations.



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

Mexican military is helping them. Then add in to that obama will sue AZ for wanting to protect its citizens and obey the law about immigration and what to do with illegals.

I agree with the author of this article, I would have a gun handy too if I lived there or even 200 miles in range of this happening. Put the gun right on my night stand or table in the living room. This is WAR and I don't blame any citizen for wanting to be sharp and at the ready, but dear God what a way to live, to be in fear every day.

This information should be shared as much as possible so people know how bad it is. Every American should be letting Obama know how disgusting it is that he would sue AZ for doing the right thing and how evil he is not to.



......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 07:49 AM | Comments (5)


Britain Today......Is America Next?


Title of video : BRITAIN TODAY

Date of video : April 07, 2010


The whole of Britain is affected by Islam now. Very Sad. Its like having a nightmare.



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

The installation of Sharia within our societies is part of the overall Jihad movement. The duty and object of Jihadists is to overtake western institutions by any means possible - not only through terror - to ultimately establish Islam as the dominant government in all countries in the world. It's the final decree of the Prophet, Muhammed. It's the calling that has been loyally followed by Muslims in the world since 632 A.D. It's not going away. Any forms of capitulation by western governments is seen not just as weakness, but one more step toward victory as Sharia creeps inside the free world.

They are looking for political candidates that show signs of weakness and compromise. As we have seen John Brennan's Obama's man kissing up to Islam and others dems doing the same thing, and some of the rino's as well. Not wanting to say it like it is, that the enemy is Islam and the wording moderate muslims etc.



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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:48 AM | Comments (5)


OOH-RAH!!!!! Marines To Obama!







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


LOL I LOVE it!!!!



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

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


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:47 AM | Comments (2)


Manhood Challenged Obama and His Trying To Weaken The Marine Corps




How The Obama Is Weakening the Marine Corps

When the first battle of Fallujah in April 2004 reached its climax and it appeared that the Marines and soldiers assaulting the city were close to securing the insurgent stronghold, General John Abizaid travelled to Anbar to order General James Mattis, commander of the 1st Marine Division, to stop the assault. Disingenuous news reports from Arab media outlets which painted the assault as a massacre of innocent civilians had caused an outcry in the international community and as a result the Bush administration and its Iraqi allies waivered in its support for the operation. Abizaid met Mattis in his command post outside the city, where he had been leading the battle from the front for weeks. Over three dozen soldiers, sailors, and Marines had died in the assault. Mattis’s own command element had been attacked multiple times by this point and had suffered casualities. His uniform was soiled and dirty from the weeks of constant combat. When Abizaid (a four-star general in charge of CENTCOM) told Mattis (a two-star divisional commander) to stop the assault Mattis looked Abizaid in the eye and growled IF YOU ARE GOING TO TAKE VIENNA TAKE FUCKING VIENNA. Abizaid just nodded and Mattis stormed out of the room.

That story for me is the embodiment of General James Mattis, whom I think many Marines would agree is the greatest Marine general since Chesty Puller.


Mattis has been an infantry officer for close to forty years. He led a battalion in Desert Storm, led the first Marines into Afghanistan in 2001, and then commanded the legendary 1st Marine Division in the initial invasion of Iraq and when the division occupied Anbar province in 2004. He is credited with developing many of the counterinsurgency tactics that would eventually lead to victory in Iraq (the phrase “No better friend, no worse enemy” encapsulates his beliefs about counterinsurgency warfare and would become the 1st Marine Division’s motto). He was also a constant advocate for the enlisted Marine, especially the grunts. He even advocated at one point giving special duty pay to squad leaders in infantry units, recognizing their extra burdens and responsibilities in the war in Iraq. Every Marine that I met who served with him in the 1st Marine Division spoke of him in only the highest terms. It was natural to assume that this fine infantry officer who had contributed so much to the Corps would be chosen to be its next commandant. He met all the standards that almost every previous commandant had established. He was an infantry officer, he had led men in combat, he had commanded everything from a rifle platoon to a Marine Expeditionary Force, and he even held important joint billets at places like Joint Forces Command. He is also unmarried and has absolutely nothing but the Marine Corps to devote his life to. However, the Obama administration did not think that this great Marine who has already had such a great impact on the Corps was worthy of its top job.


This quote from the AP sums up why Mattis was passed over for Commandant:

In choosing him, the Pentagon passed over Gen. James Mattis — an expert in counterinsurgency warfare but also expected to pose a stiffer challenge to proposed budget changes.
This guy is a very blunt, clear thinker,” Loren Thompson, a defense analyst who heads the Lexington Institute, said of Mattis. “He thinks big ideas and doesn’t suffer fools.”
Thompson said he thinks the Pentagon’s decision to pick Amos to lead the Marines was a signal that it doesn’t want push-back if some of the service’s most cherished programs, like the Marine’s Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, are scaled back.

In Marine-speak: They wanted a bitch for Commandant. General James Amos is the type of general officer who doesn’t rock the boat. He is an air-winger and most of his operational commands were of air-wing units. I am not saying Amos is a bad officer or general, but he can’t hold a candle to Mattis and what he has accomplished.

Amos also doesn’t have a problem with political correctness like Mattis does. As you can probably tell from the opening paragraph in this post, Mattis isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. In 2005, Mattis got in trouble for saying this about the Taliban:

“You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually, it’s a lot of fun to fight. You know, it’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right upfront with you, I like brawling.”

Of course many in the media blew a gasket over that and Mattis was forced to apologize. But you know what, 99 percent of the Marine Corps feels that way and so do most people in the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The media of course ignored some of the more insightful statements Mattis made about operation in Iraq and Afghanistan, particularly the lack of a coherent strategy in both those countries. A guy like Mattis however probably would offend the delicate sensibilities of a limp-wrist like Obama.

Mattis would also call bullshit on Robert Gates’s plan to weaken the Marine Corps. Over the past several months, Gates has been attacking the Marine Corps plans to field a new amphibious assault vehicle (the EFV), the Joint Strike Fighter, and requests for new amphibious assault ships for the Navy. Gates has repeatedly said he doesn’t forsee any forced-entry ampihibious operations in the future. However, Gates clearly is ignorant of the fact that almost every year that Marine Corps conducts real-world amphibious operations (Haiti anymore? How bout New Orleans?). Potential future operations in places like Somalia, Iran, or even North Korea clearly could require an ampihibious assault. Not to mention at the very least these ships provide a lift capacity to move massive amounts of equipment (not only for Marine Corps either) and not require a major port to unload it.

Gates’s criticism of the Marine Corps is similar to President Truman’s in the late 1940s’, when that President tried to abolish the Corps altogether. The Corps won that battle with the help of its allies in Congress and because of strong general officers who were leading the Corps during that time. Gates and Obama clearly don’t want accomplished general officers who aren’t to afraid to speak their mind like General Mattis leading the Marine Corps. And sadly probably not the Army, Navy, or Air Force either.


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

I have always liked Chesty Puller and this write up is right, those quotes of Mattis remind me of Chesty.



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


Grand Isle, Louisiana Residents Vent Their Feelings About America Hater and Failure Obama and Hero Jindal!







Grand Isle, Louisiana residents vent their feelings


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

It would be great if some of these people would send their signs to the WH, fill up the Obama oval office with thousands of angry signs.




Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (5)


June 19, 2010

Singer Trace Adkins on Obama's Drilling Moratorium



TWO different interviews with his various comments throughout.:




Trace Adkins on Obama's Drilling Moratorium:

"Most Idiotic Juvenile Overreeaction, Like Kicking a Man When He's Down"
Adkins has experience working in the oil industry, he tells AC360

Adkins has experience working in the oil industry, he tells AC360 that he worked in the Gulf on drilling rigs for 6 years.


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TRANSCRIPT:


Oil worker turned country star Trace Adkins on career, oil rig disaster

CNN


At 6' 6", Trace Adkins is an imposing figure. When he sings, it's in a baritone that's sometimes tender, sometimes ironic and occasionally raucous. But when he speaks, he's generally pretty serious.

This is a man of strong convictions, a former hellraiser who straightened up, stopped drinking and suddenly found himself an icon of integrity, as seen during his 2008 stint on "The Celebrity Apprentice," where he came in second. In the meantime, his career keeps gaining momentum -- at age 48.

Not bad for a guy who spent his 20s as an oil rigger off the coast of his native Louisiana. Even in the wake of the deaths of 11 men in the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon, even in the wake of the oil spill that's gumming up the Gulf of Mexico, he defends offshore drilling.

“Until we find another alternative, that’s what we gotta do,” he says during a break in the filming of his new music video.

He recently spoke with CNN about his career and the Gulf Coast oil disaster.

CNN: You’re 48, yet your career seems to be on the upswing.

Trace Adkins: Well, because we keep working hard. I don’t ever take anything for granted. Until I decide that I don’t want to do this anymore, I’m going to approach every day like it’s the last day of my career.

CNN: The beginning was a bit of a rough ride. How’d that all turn around?

Adkins: Maturity, age, wisdom and a good woman — all those things. And a lot of kids. (He has five daughters)

CNN: What is it that really turned the corner for you?

Adkins: Well, when I quit drinking, really — if you want to get down to brass tacks, that’s when things started to get a lot better for me. When I quit using, things got better. Simple as that.

CNN: Sounds like a nice incentive to not revisit that lifestyle.

Adkins: I’m not saying that I wouldn’t ever, but I won’t do it again unless my accountant tells me I can. (Chuckles)

CNN: Back in the day, you were an oil rigger.

Adkins: I worked in the oil field for 10 years.

CNN: Did you ever imagine something like this disaster could happen?

Adkins: Sure. We trained for it; we drilled for it. It was something that we were always cognizant of — always knew there was a possibility. I went to work for Golden Marine drilling company, and it was right after they had lost a drill ship called the Java Sea. 170-something men, I think, they lost on that drill ship. I’ve seen the hurt, because it’s like a big family.

CNN: Oil is headed for the shore in the Gulf.

Adkins: It’s just the price of doing business in the petroleum world, unfortunately. And people think, “If we just quit using petroleum in our cars.” The day we stop using petroleum, you’d better find a way to make plastics, all kinds of medicines and clothes that we wear and the shoes that we wear, the houses that we live in. All that stuff is made out of petroleum, so don’t just think it’s gasoline.

CNN: Are you for offshore drilling?

Adkins: Absolutely. I mean, I don’t know how many years now we’ve been drilling off-shore, but you’ve had one case where this has happened in all those years, and all these tens of thousands of wells that have been drilled out there. I’m all for weaning ourselves off of oil, don’t get me wrong, but until we find another alternative, that’s what we gotta do.

CNN: A lot of criticism is being levied at the national news agencies for not giving enough of a spotlight to flood victims in Nashville.

Adkins: I don’t feel slighted in any way. I’m not worried about it because I think that Nashville — as a community and as a city — will cowboy up and will take care of the situation. We’ll take care of it. We don’t need everybody in the country to come run to our aid.


CNN: Pull yourself up by your bootstraps. That's what you've done in your life.

Adkins: Sure. You know, life's not always fair, man. You're going to get dealt a bad hand every now and then. You've just got to play the hand you're dealt, you know, and do the best you can.


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

Trace is a former oil rig worker who knows his stuff. I once heard him say, “If I had my say, you’d walk from Mississippi to Mexico without touching water. A rig every ten feet.”
He spent his 20s as an oil rigger off the coast of his native Louisiana.




Posted by Wild Thing at 08:55 AM | Comments (3)


Not Hiring Ilegals Opens Up Job Opportunities For Americans!



Stand With Arizona.com


"Doing the jobs we won't do" my ass! As ALWAYS happens no matter what the business, as soon as a company fires illegal aliens workers, folks RUSH in to grab the jobs. Especially teens who have been hard hit by illegals that have stolen jobs teens USED to do from coast to coast. Whether a poulty plant in AR last year, which resulted in 2,000 mostly blacks to form lines around the block desperate for the jobs, or this posh Atlanta resort which GOT BUSTED by the local patriotic CBS affiliate, forcing them to can their illegals.



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

More of those jobs-Americans-wont-do that Americans are lining up to do. Amazing. And those pushing illegals on us, like McCain etc. have said in the past how only the illegals want these jobs.

WOW, kick Illegals to the curb and bingo... Americans get their jobs back.

Somebody call Juan McCain.... Oh wait on second thought he’s “tough” on illegals for now at least till the next election. LOL what a liar he is.


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:50 AM | Comments (4)


Give U.S. Troops Time To Win, Generals Say


Maj. Gen. Anthony Jackson, commander of Marine Corps Installations West.




Give U.S. troops time to win, generals say

Questions mount over Afghanistan

The San Diego Union-Tribune


As skepticism mounts over President Barack Obama’s plan to quell the insurgency in Afghanistan and begin withdrawing combat forces next summer, military leaders from San Diego to Kabul are urging Americans to give the troops enough time to prevail.

Marines are used to long odds, and the fight in Iraq once seemed unwinnable before U.S. forces — including thousands of troops from Camp Pendleton — helped pacify Anbar province, Maj. Gen. Anthony Jackson said Wednesday during a meeting of the San Diego Military Advisory Council.

“We are not there to tame Afghanistan. That is for the Afghan people to do. We are there to ensure that our homeland is not attacked again and that the Afghan people have the opportunity to make choices not based on terror,” Jackson said.
Jackson noted that Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, the British and the Russians didn’t last long in Afghanistan. Now, again, it appears that time is on the side of the insurgents.
“They have 100 years, the Taliban does — in their mind — to win. We’ve been given a timeline for our combat troops: a year. Don’t believe it,” Jackson said. “I think I can say that fairly, you don’t accomplish those things in a year.”

Congress appears to be losing patience six months after Obama called for a surge of 30,000 more troops, many of them Camp Pendleton Marines sent to the Taliban stronghold of southern Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told a Senate panel, “I think that we are regaining the initiative.”

But some legislators cast doubt on Gates’ view that U.S. forces are “making headway” in Afghanistan. Several Senate Democrats expressed frustration over the military campaign there. They included Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, who questioned whether it would ever be possible for the Afghan government to rein in tribal leaders, and Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who said, “We’ve committed so many lives, so much money here, and we’ve neglected so many things inside the borders of the United States.”

Obama has directed that combat troops start pulling out from Afghanistan by July 2011. A growing chorus of people inside and outside the military say that timeline could prove unrealistic.

In a separate hearing Wednesday, Gen. David Petraeus, head of U.S. Central Command, said he might recommend a push-back in the timeline if security in Afghanistan has not improved significantly by next summer.

“I did believe there was value in sending a message of urgency — July 2011 — as well as the message the president was sending of commitment: the additional, substantial numbers of forces,” Petraeus testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“But it is important that July 2011 be seen for what it is: the date when a process begins, based on conditions, not the date when the U.S. heads for the exits. We’re doing all that is humanly possible to achieve those conditions.”

Jackson commands Marine Corps Installations West, which includes Camp Pendleton, Twentynine Palms and other Western bases where Marines train for advanced combat operations.

He drew a parallel between the counterinsurgency fight in Afghanistan and Marine efforts to pacify the western region of Iraq, where the insurgency had been most violent.

“You lose good people in those wild places. But the Marines were tenacious. They stuck to their mission,” Jackson said.

With help from soldiers, aviators and Navy Seabees, the Marine Corps became the “20th tribe” in Iraq and eventually the strongest tribe, he said.

All the other generals living in his Fallbrook neighborhood are serving in Afghanistan now because the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force took control of Marine operations there this spring.

Nearly 10,000 troops from the force, which is based at Camp Pendleton, are fighting in Helmand province, where poppy fields supply much of the world’s opium and Taliban funding. Five Marines from that contingent died there during combat last week.

Maj. Gen. Richard Mills, the head Marine in Afghanistan, also assumed command this week of NATO forces in the southwestern provinces of Helmand and Nimruz.

Efforts to clear the area around Marjah, in Helmand province, after a major Marine operation there in February have been more difficult than expected, the head of international forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, conceded recently. Plans to sweep the Taliban out of their spiritual birthplace in neighboring Kandahar province this summer also have been delayed.

Last week, Brig. Gen Joseph L. Osterman, head of the Camp Pendleton-based 1st Marine Division in Afghanistan, dispatched a battalion of reconnaissance Marines to help in Marjah.

“This operation is designed to drive the insurgent forces even further from the populated area of Marjah, pursuing the enemy in the process and making it increasingly difficult to affect Marjah from exterior areas that serve as insurgent havens,” Osterman said from Afghanistan.

The United States gained major ground during the early years of the war but has lost the momentum, said Eli Berman, a research director for the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.

“Now that the insurgency is entrenched, it is very, very difficult to get it out,” said Berman, who has traveled to Afghanistan twice.
Because of the country’s mountainous geography, weak central government and widespread corruption, among other reasons, the task of winning over the people there is much more daunting than it was in Iraq, he added.
“It is very difficult in the Afghan context to convince the local population that a viable government is possible,” Berman said.
“At the same time that the international force is fighting the insurgency, they also have to develop the government and the economy. In Iraq, you could concentrate most of the effort on fighting the insurgency, but in Afghanistan, you have to try to do all three.”
The way it looks now, the time frame to begin troop withdrawals in a year seems “totally unrealistic,” said Kabul-based Candace Rondeaux, senior Afghanistan analyst for the International Crisis Group.
“It will be a huge turning point” if the current schedule holds, Rondeaux said. “It will plunge (Afghanistan) into civil war.”




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NEVER FOGET what THIS ASSHOLE Obama said !!!....


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

Dang it I can't stand Obama, he is soooo dangerous to our troops. He gives them the worst R.O.E.'S and then is not even supportive of them. He has said he does not want Victory and the list goes on and on of the things he has said and done against them.

Our troops want to win, they are warriors and they are sooo good at what they do.



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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:49 AM | Comments (2)


LIAR Obama Breaks Promise To Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Hillary Clinton Says Obama To Sue AZ. Over SB1070



Governor Jan Brewer Learns of President's Directive to Sue Arizona via Ecuadorean Television Interview

Gov. Brewer Facebook page

PHOENIX


Governor Jan Brewer said she was stunned and angered to learn during an Ecuadorean television interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the Obama Administration had decided to sue Arizona over its recently passed anti-illegal immigration law, SB1070.

Secretary Clinton announced during the interview on June 8th that President Obama has directed the U.S. Justice Department to “bring a lawsuit against the Arizona law.”


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“This is no way to treat the people of Arizona,” said Governor Brewer. “To learn of this lawsuit through an Ecuadorean interview with the Secretary of State is just outrageous. If our own government intends to sue our state to prevent illegal immigration enforcement, the least it can do is inform us before it informs the citizens of another nation.”


Governor Brewer said, “I just visited with the President in the Oval Office about our differences over immigration policy, and the one firm understanding we had was that within two weeks he would provide details of his commitment to deploy National Guard troops to the border. While I am grateful that communications have taken place about a possible visit by Administration staff before the end of the month, there is not yet a confirmed date. More importantly, no information about additional troop and border security enhancements has been provided by the Obama Administration to the citizens of Arizona.”


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Arizona Governor Vows to Fight Any Federal Lawsuit Over Immigration Law

FOX News

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer expressed outrage Thursday over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's comments that the Obama administration will sue over Arizona's controversial immigration law -- and Brewer said she's ready for a fight.

Clinton said in an interview with a TV station in Ecuador that the Obama administration "will be bringing" suit against Arizona for its immigration law, though the Justice Department for weeks has said that the issue is still under review.

"What a disappointment," Brewer told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren on Thursday, saying she was shocked the administration would make such an announcement on foreign TV without giving Arizona officials the news first. Her office hadn't heard from the administration as of Thursday evening.
"We are not going to back away from this issue," Brewer said. "We are going to pursue it, we're going to be very aggressive," Brewer said. "We'll meet them in court ... And we will win."
She added: "The population of America agrees with Arizona."




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Last night Greta talked to Gov. Brewer on the phone while she was doing her show.

Obama: We'll get back to you within 2 weeks.

Greta: Have you heard anything from the President?


Governor Brewer: "We've not heard a word"...


2 Republican Governors, Brewer and Jindal, that have states in absolute crisis keep getting snubbed by a President who promised to end the bitter partisan divide


Greta: "He made some promises about deploying the National Guard...Have you heard anything today?"

Brewer: "We have not and you know, I was so hopeful, I was so hopeful that today that during the early hours we would hear from the Obama Administration but unfortunately it is night and we've not heard a word on what they are gonna deploy or how many troops we're going to get and I am really disappointed, what can I say, you know you make a commitment, people there with us, we all heard the same thing, 2 weeks...This is unacceptable, unacceptable"




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


Poll after poll have conclusively demonstrated overwhelming support for Arizona's immigration law by a majority
of Americans. But the administration is not concerned with what Americans want only with what illegal immigrants want.

The Arizona law simply enforces Federal immigration statutes.


Obama and his people will be the number one top LAW breakers in our country.



Posted by Wild Thing at 08:48 AM | Comments (3)


Charlie “Judas, Benedict Arnold” Crist by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired


Charlie “Judas, Benedict Arnold” Crist

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Someone recently labeled Florida’s Governor Charlie Crist as “Judas” Crist, an apt description. Surprised? It really should not be to anyone who has observed his motivation and modus operandi. Those characteristics are well established: Crist’s motivation has been, is and will be self-aggrandizement, and his modus operandi, self-serving.

So, just who is Charlie Crist? If voters are satisfied with more of the same from Democrats in Washington for the last four years, Crist would fit their expectations perfectly. He is a careerist politician whose modus is an anemometer that automatically aligns itself with whatever direction, and turning at the same velocity that the wind happens to be blowing; always with his finger in the air.

So, if the economy is blowing in the direction of freedom and free markets, that would be Crist’s mantra. If however, it is free market bashing, Crist would stand tall with the bashers, à la Obama. If it is about smaller government, Crist would mouth “smaller government,” but if public sentiment were in favor of strong centralized government, Crist would be at the head of the line. Like all careerist politicians, Crist is in it for Crist and voters are the “little people” who both serve him and to whom Crist panders for votes.

Crist’s inherently leftist self came to the surface in recent months and is accurately reflected in a June 16th article on the Politico website, by Jonathan Martin. The writer stated:

“The governor has vetoed an education reform bill teachers unions didn’t like, vetoed a bill abortion rights advocates didn’t like, reversed his stance on gays in the military, reversed his support for offshore drilling and come out for the Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan, after opposing Sonia Sotomayor when he was running as a Republican.”


Any politician who decides to change his fundamental beliefs, if he had them in the first place, is another indicator of what is wrong with this country. All one had to do is be present in Northwest Florida during the 1994 elections to observe Democrat politicians abandon their Party by the horde and flock en masse to the Republican Party because at the time it became the “only game in town.”

Even local U.S. Representative, Jeff Miller, a Republican, made the switch from Democrat to the Republican Party days before running for State office. To his credit he has consistently voted “conservative,” but to his political damnation he is a careerist, and political careerism is central to the economic and social damage that this country has suffered for the past sixty years. They make one sick!

Two years ago it was evident to anyone who bothered to study Obama understood that he would intentionally attempt to crash the economy. Exercising normal powers of observation and common sense one can tell that Obama’s and Democrats’ effort in that regard has not waned with the passage of time.

When Rush Limbaugh created a tempest in a tea pot by “hoping that Obama fails,” he, along with all rational observers understood that the direction that Obama was going to take the country was radically different than the preceding two hundred thirty two years of unprecedented and unequalled success.


By his own words and actions Obama eschews the U.S. Constitution while feigning respect for it; by his actions, notwithstanding his words, he is antipathetic to the core American principles and values of hard work, creativity, exceptional-ism, honesty, integrity and leadership.

One reader was astonished when nearly eighteen months ago I wrote that Obama would work to intentionally reduce the U.S. to third world status. It should now be evident to anyone, given his track record thus far and his present abysmally incompetent handling of the worst ecological disaster in U.S. history, (in which I believe he is both complicit and has intentionally exacerbated), that he is succeeding beyond his wildest dreams.


He may actually feel sorry for the people who are suffering, but that suffering is at Obama’s hand. With even minor understanding of the blowout catastrophe Obama would have immediately waived the Jones Act and allowed the Dutch to loan containment vessels (and still could), that would have contained the majority of the spill but continues largely unabated, and will until relief wells are completed later this summer.

So, why would he intentionally try to harm the US economy? The answer is simple if one has taken the time to study Obama, and I have. He is doing it in order to fraudulently acquire extra-constitutional powers and impose a form of socialism with an Islamic twist from whence he sprang, upon the nation. Alas, Khrushchev’s prediction, “we will bury you” will come true unless Americans show their children that there is a better way; and that way is the Christian faith, free market economy, and liberty and justice for all.

Obama’s Sharia Islamic socialism would be infinitely worse than Stalin’s and Khrushchev’s Soviet communism that accounted for about one hundred million killed during their reign of terror. His Muslim roots and vision for America carried through to fruition would inflict a form of servitude that no generation of Americans, including the dark days of slavery has ever experienced. It is a disaster that could come true; remember “Hope and Change?” What the world is witnessing is “Hope and Change” Obama style, enabled by Democrats like of back stabbing Arlen Specter, Charlie “Judas Benedict Arnold” Crist, and other likeminded political traitors.

Our children and grandchildren deserve better!

L. A. St.Onge CW4, USA (Ret) writes: “Politicians won't vote term limits for themselves so we must do it for them.”

Semper Fidelis



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

Thamk you so much Col.Pappas!!! I hope and pray Crist does NOT get elected.

And he is right about Obama too.

" He is doing it in order to fraudulently acquire extra-constitutional powers and impose a form of socialism with an Islamic twist ..."



....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 08:47 AM | Comments (3)


Obama Urging G20 Leaders to Continue to SPEND More!



Barack Obama sent a letter to G20 leaders this week urging them to continue to run high budget deficits in order to “keep economic growth strong.” Obama believes that running high deficits will actually improve the economy. However, European and Chinese leaders disagree with Obama on this dangerous path of economic destruction. They are working to reduce deficits in their countries.

Not Obama.

Barack Obama is having a difficult time talking world leaders into continuing to pile up massive budget deficits.
He tripled the US deficit his first year in office.


AP


The president noted that “significant weaknesses” linger among the major and developing economic powers. He told his summit partners “it is essential that we have a self-sustaining recovery that creates the good jobs that our people need.” The White House released a copy of the letter on Friday.

In the letter, Obama said that the June 25-27 summit should also focus on efforts to stabilize public deficits in the “medium term,” a reference to the administration’s position that governments need to run huge deficits currently to provide the stimulus needed to ensure a sustained recovery but then move in future years to deficit reduction efforts.

But several European nations including Germany, France and Britain are already moving to attack high deficits in an effort to calm global financial markets which have stumbled in recent weeks over concerns that Greece or other highly indebted nations could default on their loans.

Obama is having a tough time making the argument for increased deficit spending at home as well. The Senate has blocked a scaled-down jobs bill with critics complaining that the $120 billion pricetag is still too high.



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

All part of his agenda to spread chaos throughout the earth.

I hope the countries saying NO to this jerk stay strong and fight him.


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:45 AM | Comments (2)


More Evidence: IHH Leader Urges Men to Throw Israelis Overboard 30 May2010



New footage from the Mavi Marmara was released by the Foreign Ministry on Friday afternoon, this time showing IHH head Bülent Yildirim inciting to violence against Israeli commandos hours before the encounter that claimed the lives of nine Turkish passengers.




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In this footage, taken on board the Mavi Marmari on 30May2010, IHH leader Bulent Yildirim clearly instructs his followers to throw the Israeli commandos overboard when they land on the ship. His speech was made in Turkish and repeated in Arabic by a translator.


This shows the “peaceful” flotilla crew being instructed hours before the incident to throw the Israeli soldiers “into the sea, Allah willing.”

“They are telling us: ‘We will launch a military fleet, and the soldiers will board the ship!’ If they board the ship we will throw them into the sea, Allah willing!”





Wild Thing's comment......


But of course even with so much evidence showing the truth of what happened. They will still blame Israel.


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:40 AM


June 18, 2010

AWESOME Dale Peterson for Alabama Ag Commissioner Latest Ad




Dale Peterson, the world's most famous candidate for Alabama Ag Commissioner, makes his endorsement!


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

I love this guy. Can you imagine if he was President today instead of that THING that is there now??!!!!!

This is the best political ad I think I have ever seen.

Here is Dale Peterson's Facebook page.




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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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Alert Issued for 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From U.S. Air Force Base



Alert Issued for 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From U.S. Air Force Base

FOX News


A nationwide alert has been issued for 17 members of the Afghan military who have gone AWOL from a Texas Air Force base where foreign military officers who are training to become pilots are taught English, FoxNews.com has learned.

The Afghan officers and enlisted men have security badges that give them access to secure U.S. defense installations, according to the lookout bulletin, "Afghan Military Deserters in CONUS [Continental U.S.]," issued by Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Dallas, and obtained by FoxNews.com.

The Afghans were attending the Defense Language Institute at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The DLI program teaches English to military pilot candidates and other air force prospects from foreign countries allied with the U.S.

"I can confirm that 17 have gone missing from the Defense Language Institute," said Gary Emery, Chief of Public Affairs, 37th Training Wing, at Lackland AFB. "They disappeared over the course of the last two years, and none in the last three months."

Each Afghan was issued a Department of Defense Common Access Card, an identification card used to gain access to secure military installations, with which they "could attempt to enter DOD installations," according to the bulletin. Base security officers were encouraged to disseminate the bulletin to their personnel.

"The visas issued to these personnel have been revoked, or are in the process of being revoked. Lookouts have been placed in TECS," it reads.

Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS), which is shared by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is a computer-based database used to identify people suspected of violating federal law.

Included in the bulletin are photos of the 17 men, accompanied by their dates of birth and their TECS Lookout numbers.

The bulletin requests, "If any Afghan pictured herein is encountered, detain the subject and contact your local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, the FBI or NCIS."

A senior Defense Department official in Washington told Fox News he had no direct knowledge of the 17 men being AWOL. The official added that this is not the first time foreign trainees have gone missing, and said some cases in the past have turned out to be more of an immigration concern than a national security threat.

The FBI and NCIS did not respond to requests for comment. A Department of Homeland Security spokesman referred FoxNews.com to the FBI.


The following 17 Afghan military members have gone AWOL from an Air Force base in Texas and are being sought in a nationwide alert in the U.S.


They only give their names and once again NO photo of the person. What is it with this no photo, is that because Obama would say it is profiling????

I added a photo ~ Wild Thing


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Abdul Ghani Barakzai, born 8/8/1977


Mohd Ali Karimi, born 9/3/1982


Mohammad Nasim Fateh Zada, born 12/4/1966



Aminullah Sangarwal, born 8/27/1982



Mohd Ahmadi, born 5/5/1978


Ahad Abdulahad, born 5/5/1984



Sayed Qadir Shah Habiby, born 5/7/1985



Javed Aryan a.k.a. Aryan Javed, born 1/1/1987



Mirwais Qassmi, born 4/24/1974


Barsat Noorani, born 6/3/1981


Atiqullah Habibi, two dates of birth are listed on the alert: 6/2/1982 and 7/2/1982



Ahmad Sameer Samar, born 5/2/1983


Mohamed Fahim Faqier, born 6/1/1987


Obaiddullah Abrahimy, born 8/1/1979


Sayed Nasir Hashimi, born 4/5/1972


Shawali Kakar, born 12/31/1979


Khan Padshah Amiri, born 4/1/1978




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Wild Thing"s comment.......,.

I have got to ask this. Why didn't they train these men have been trained just as well in, oh, I don’t know, Afghanistan or something?


This entire story is insane. I don't know where to begin.
Didn't it occur to ANYBODY that AWOL foreign nationals with CAC cards are a risk, BEFORE 17 went missing?

Anyway, it should also be a concern when someone has two birthdays:

Atiqullah Habibi, two dates of birth are listed on the alert: 6/2/1982 and 7/2/1982

Maybe one day is on his Hawaii certificate and the other is on his Kenyan BC.


And WTH is this??!!

"They disappeared over the course of the last two years"

It has taken the authorities THIS long to alert us to the fact that possible terrorists are on the loose?? God help us!


Since Obama was sworn in and then this............

" The visas issued to these personnel have been revoked, or are in the process of being revoked"

I mean God help us all. SOME of the visas issued are STILL in the process of being revoked?????????????
Sheesh They’ve been running off over the last two years and they are just now revoking the visas for some of them? Incredibly stupid.



DNI & CIA Chief Predict Terrorist Attack In Next 6 Months ( date on the video is Feb. 2010)


Excerpt:


A video documenting the sighting of a mysterious periscope off the coast of Florida. This may or may not tie into the four unmanned subs that went missing a few weeks back.

Navy loses four underwater unmanned vehicles off Norfolk ...from June 8,2010
Hampton Roads

Four underwater unmanned vehicles went missing Sunday during training to conduct search, classify and map missions.
The Navy, Coast Guard and local authorities were searching for the missing vehicles in the Thimble Shoals Channel between the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, a Navy news release said.
Communication was lost with four of the 13 unmanned vehicles Sunday about 1 p.m. while the vehicles were using bottom-mapping sonar to look for mine-like contacts in the water as part of the training. Search and recovery operations began immediately.
Efforts continued Monday using small-craft, shore-based teams, air assets and marine mammal systems, which could include sea lions and dolphins trained to hunt mines.
The cause of the vehicles’ disappearance is under investigation. The missing vehicles do not pose a danger to civilians or the environment, the Navy release said, but if an unmanned vehicle is discovered floating in the water, boaters should avoid it as they would any other navigation hazard.
If one of the missing vehicles is found, please call the U.S. Second Fleet commander at (757) 443-9821. The unmanned vehicles were being used as part of a larger training exercise with about 2,500 personnel from Canadian and U.S. military forces and government civilian agencies. The annual training exercise will continue through Friday.


These unmanned underwater vehicles were equipped to handle explosives. At the very least, this deserves a second thought.

Sub Spotted on the Coast of Florida - Navy Missing Mini Subs ( this one is just YESTERDAY June 17, 2010 — We have had numerous reports of missing subs throughout the United States.





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Obama Orders Jindal Shut Down 16 Oil Sucking Barges, so Life Vests, Fire Extinguishers Can bBe Checked




59 Days Into Oil Crisis, Gulf Coast Governors Say Feds Are Failing Them


ABC


Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state's oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor's wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore.

"It's the most frustrating thing," the Republican governor said today in Buras, La. "Literally, yesterday morning we found out that they were halting all of these barges."

Sixteen barges sat stationary today, although they were sucking up thousands of gallons of BP's oil as recently as Tuesday. Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks pumped the oil out of the Louisiana waters and into steel tanks. It was a homegrown idea that seemed to be effective at collecting the thick gunk.

"These barges work. You've seen them work. You've seen them suck oil out of the water," said Jindal.

Coast Guard Orders Barges to Stop

So why stop now?

"The Coast Guard came and shut them down," Jindal said. "You got men on the barges in the oil, and they have been told by the Coast Guard, 'Cease and desist. Stop sucking up that oil.'"


But the Coast Guard ordered the stoppage because of reasons that Jindal found frustrating. The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board, and then it had trouble contacting the people who built the barges.


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


Obama is deliberately sabotaging Bobby Jindal and using the Coast Guard to harrass and delay him by checking fire extinguishers and floation vests on the oil-sucking barges!! Obama burying Louisiana in paperwork and only granting a fraction of what was requested!!

Obama probably heard it was working and HE didn’t come up with the idea so he can’t take credit.

“The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board”

JEEZ LOUISE! How long does it take to board and inspect 16 barges for life jackets and fire extinguishers whan you’ve got THE ENTIRE US MILITARY AT YOUR DISPOSAL????

These orders come from the very top....from Obama!


The governor said he didn't have the authority to overrule the Coast Guard's decision, though he said he tried to reach the White House to raise his concerns.

TRIED to reach the White House??? Given the gravity of this situation, it shouldn't take the governor of an affected state more than a few minutes to get through to a responsible party at the White House who can see to it that his concern is addressed very promptly. This means he is NOT getting through, his calls are NOT being taken STAT!

DAMN YOU OBAMA BURN in HELL!

Hussein Obama hates America and is lashing out in any way he can.

Treasonous Obama makes it very clear with every day that the goal here is the complete destruction of all private business in the region, and to make every person there completely dependent on the government for generations to come. That's exactly how the Obama administration wants it.


This is not an accident. It's becoming clearer that Obama WANTS the ecological disaster to continue, and worsen.
The Obama Regime does not want anyone or anything to clean up the oil. The longer this goes on and the worse the problem gets, the easier it will be for the Democrats to cram their will down our throats.


Screw the life jackets. Get your ass out of the way!! Obama is political history!! BP is NOT the problem it is Obama and these damned DEMOCRATS!! Stop this madness!!! Skim the oil and screw the JONES ACT . All we have is this grand standing Democrat Congress. God bless Joe Barton and these weak Republicans telling him to apologize better watch their political ASS.


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Ooh-rah! Mass. Governor Signs Bill, Saves Marine's Job




On June 9th I posted about Maj. Stephen L. Godin

Marine: "Union bullying me to pay $500"


And there is a wonderful UPDATE to the story!!!


Ooh-rah! Mass. Governor Signs Bill, Saves Marine's Job


FOX News

The Massachusetts governor signed a bill on Wednesday afternoon that saves the job of a retired Marine and public high school ROTC instructor who refused to pay teachers union fees.

Gov. Deval Patrick signed a supplemental bill that included language added as an amendment by state senator Richard R. Tisei that exempts Junior ROTC instructors at public high schools across the state from having to pay union fees. Juan Martinez, Patrick's press secretary, confirmed that the ROTC provision was signed.

It was passed by the Massachusetts Senate and House earlier this week.

Sen. Tisei introduced legislation last week on behalf of Maj. Stephen L. Godin, a retired Marine and senior naval science instructor at the Naval Junior ROTC at North High in Worcester. Godin told who said he receives medical and dental benefits and half his salary from the military and refused to join the union or pay it's "agency fee," which is assessed to offset the union's collective bargaining costs.

On Monday, Tisei, who is also running for lieutenant governor on the Republican ticket, reintroduced the bill as an amendment to a supplement bill that was passed by the Massachusetts Senate and House. The language added to the bill exempts public school junior ROTC teachers across the state from having to pay union fees.

Patrick, a Democrat is running for re-election against Republican Charlie Baker, whose running mate is Tisei.

Godin has told FoxNews.com that he has been teaching in Worcester for 15 years without having to join the teacher's union or pay the agency fee. But last month he said he received a letter from school officials telling him he'll lose his job if he doesn't pay up by Tuesday.
"I just want to save my job here," the 58-year-old father of two told FoxNews.com. "I've been doing this for 15 years. Nobody has ever told me to join the union or be terminated."

An official with the Massachusetts Teachers Association said state law requires public employees--including teachers at public schools--to join unions as a condition of employment or to pay an agency fee.

Godin, who earns roughly $75,000 a year, said he has asked for arbitration no fewer than five times, but never heard back from the teacher's union. Now, he’s waiting to hear back from the school district as the Tuesday deadline nears.

"It's really nothing," Godin said of the $500 fee. "It's the principle of the matter. I think they're trying to extort money from me. They do nothing for me."

Godin says he should be exempt from the law since he receives military benefits, including medical and dental insurance.

"So that's nothing to do with Worcester there," he said. "Neither the union nor the Worcester Public Schools have allowed me to make that argument. It's just the union that wants my money."

Godin, who retired from the Marines in 1994 after logging more than 2,000-plus hours flying F-4 Phantoms and five overseas deployments, said he has not hired an attorney.

"That would cost me money, too," he said.

Several messages seeking comment from officials at Education Association of Worcester and North High School, including Principal Matthew Morse, were not returned.

In a statement to FoxNews.com, Dr. Melinda Boone, superintendent of Worcester Public Schools, said she had not issued "any official position statement" to Godin or the union.

"I've asked our legal counsel to research my responsibility and obligations as superintendent in this matter," Boone said in a statement.



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

This makes me very, very happy!

They just got their head handed to them on a plate. Unions 0; Military 1.

Even Deval the Dunce couldn’t ignore this issue. But do not be fooled: Deval Patrick is Obama’s Mini-Me. And he's running for re-election.


Good for Major Godin!



....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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Republican Rep. Joe Barton To BP Rush On Dictator Obama's Speech



Joe Barton Is ‘Ashamed’ of the White House; Apologizes to BP for What ‘Amounts to a Shakedown’


Republican Rep. Joe Barton apologizes to BP for what he says “amounts to a shakedown.” Barton said, “I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a ‘shakedown,’ in this case a 20 billion dollar shakedown.”


Rep. Joe Barton apologized to BP chairman Tony Hayward for what he called a ’shakedown’ from the White House for the $20 billion in funds to cover the likely expenses of the Gulf oil spill. Barton later apologized for the remarks.

“Speaking totally for myself, I’m not speaking for the Republican Party, I’m not speaking for anybody in the House of Representatives but myself; but I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I characterize as a shakedown.”

Here is the apology issued by Rep. Barton: ~ I so wish he had not apologized after he was soo strong and did so great in the above video. ~ Wild Thing


“I apologize for using the term ’shakedown’ with regard to yesterday’s actions at the White House in my opening statement this morning, and I retract my apology to BP,” Barton said in a statement. “As I told my colleagues yesterday and said again this morning, BP should bear the full financial responsibility for the accident on their lease in the Gulf of Mexico.
“I regret the impact that my statement this morning implied that BP should not pay for the consequences of their decisions and actions in this incident.”


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Rush Limbaugh Compares Obama’s Speech to Jimmy Carter’s “Malaise” Speech


Rush Limbaugh comparing President Obama’s speech from the Oval Office on the Gulf Oil Spill with Jimmy Carter’s disastrous “malaise” speech back on July 15, 1979. Limbaugh said both speeches prescribe the same kind of Left-wing, liberal fixes that just don’t work.

Limbaugh said the liberals continue to get a chance to do their disastrous work because of a media that enables them, by portraying them as the ones who really are compassionate about people, and that makes them seem like they are the majority and won’t tell the truth about them.

Rush said Carter was a “bumbling fool,” but that Obama is not. Obama has a “road map” he wants to follow, and Limbaugh said “We are on his road. And we are speeding down that road.”

Limbaugh warned that if Obama does not withdraw his six-month moratorium on deepwater offshore drilling, it will cost 120,000 jobs in the Gulf Region, and the oil companies will shut down those rigs and move on to somewhere else.


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Joe Barton is Right: There Was a $20 Billion Shakedown in the White House


Heritage Foundation

What happened in the White House yesterday was a “shakedown” of Godfather-like proportions.

Lets review:


1) BP agreed to pay $20 billion over four years to an “independent” party;

2) BP immediately identified $20 billion in U.S. assets that could be liquidated should BP not be able to pay on time;

3) BP received no assurances that the ultimate economic damages would not be higher;

4) BP is still liable for all individual and state claims in court;

5) The fund is completely separate from any environmental damages, which the Obama administration says could top $30 billion;

6) BP paid another $100 million for workers made unemployed by President Obama’s indefinite ban on offshore oil drilling;

7) BP received no assurance that the White House would not ask for more money if the ban becomes permanent.


All of this was “negotiated” while Attorney General Eric Holder, who has already threatened BP with criminal prosecution, stood in the corner. And what did BP get in return? A single statement from the President saying he did not want to drive BP into bankruptcy. Of course he doesn’t. The mob can’t collect from a bankrupt business. Clinton administration Deputy Attorney General turned BP lawyer Jamie Gorelick let slip what the game is really all about: “We know what it looks like when a company is driven into bankruptcy. The claims that come first are the creditors, then the employees, then the environmental claims, and then the likes of shrimpers. This would not be a good result for anyone.” Well, not anyone who expects the law to be followed.

Yesterday’s White House victim was not BP. It was the rule of law. Just as the Obama administration junked the bankruptcy code last year to protect their union allies, they are doing the exact same thing this time for their environmental ones.




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

Hey Joe, STOP APOLOGIZING WHEN YOU GET IT RIIIIIIIGT!!!
(sorry for the allcaps)


UGH!!! WHY DO THESE PEOPLE KEEP APOLOGIZING?!?!

We want Representatives with CAJONES!

I am not saying BP are victims, but the heavy handed way the THUG Obama has delt with them is uncalled for. Especially since Obama has screwed this up from day one. Barton was correct but could not stand the pressure. That is why the Republican Party is called ‘stupid’. Not only was it a shakedown it was government extortion.


There is something in the genes of Republicans. One of them finally gets tough, catch a little flack, and ham handedly apologize. Just stick with Cheney’s line: “Go F Yourself!”



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Twin Baby Moose in Sprinkler





If you listen really close in the audio you can hear the woman who is recording this trying to keep her kids quiet in the background.

Worth listening to several times, and the music is absolutely perfect for the video.



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

I love this so much. With all that is happening, I really needed this, what a wonderful thing to see.



....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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Radical Islamist Group Is Returning to Chicago for Major Recruitment Drive



EMERGING WORLD ORDER: How the Khilafah will shape the world

Khilafah Conference 2010

Hizb ut-Tahrir America

Date: Sunday, July 11th 2010

Time: 1:00PM - 6:00PM

Venue: Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 W. 22nd St.
Oak Brook, IL 60523

http://www.hizb-america.org

**FREE ADMISSION**







Radical Islamist Group Is Returning to Chicago for Major Recruitment Drive

By Diane Macedo


FOX news

The radical Islamist group that kicked up controversy for its “Fall of Capitalism & Rise of Islam” conference last year is slated to return to Chicago next month to hold its second Khilafah Conference, “Emerging World Order: How the Khilafah Will Shape the World."


They're back. A radical Islamist group critics say has links to Al Qaeda is gearing up to host its second annual U.S. recruiting event.

The group, Hizb ut-Tahrir America, which is committed to establishing a caliphate, or international Islamic empire, kicked up controversy in Chicago last year with its first U.S. conference, “Fall of Capitalism & Rise of Islam.”

Speakers at the conference blamed capitalism for everything from two World Wars to Michael Jackson's decision "to shed his black skin." It drew more than 500 attendees, dozens of protesters and a heavy police presence.

Now the group is coming back to the Windy City with its second conference, “Emerging World Order: How the Khilafah Will Shape the World," scheduled to begin July 11 at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook. According to a video promoting the event, the goal is to persuade attendees to “answer the call” to "join the campaign" for a Khilafah, or global Islamic empire.

Despite the charged message, the group insists that it advocates change only through nonviolent means.
Terrorism "is not in our dictionary," spokesman Mohammad Malkawi told reporters last year. "We condemn it by all means … From our perspective, our records are clean on this issue."

But some experts say the group's rhetoric masks its true role: preparing the infantry for groups like Al Qaeda by indoctrinating young jihadists.

“Hizb ut-Tahrir realized that U.S. laws, in this stage, allow them to work undetected as long as they use a narrative that fools the public and law enforcement,” Walid Phares, director of the Future of Terrorism Project at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told FoxNews.com.
He said the group’s vision of a worldwide caliphate is "is identical to the Taliban regime but spanning on three continents, as a first stage."

Former Hizb ut-Tahrir member Ishtiaq Hussain agreed.

"They don’t believe Israel should exist, some of their leaders have denied the Holocaust, and they believe homosexuals should be thrown off the highest building," Hussain, now a trainer for the Quilliam Foundation, told FoxNews.com. "... It's actually a very dangerous group."
Phares said Hizb ut-Tahrir's list of alumni -- including confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Al Qaeda in Iraq's onetime leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -- speaks for itself.
“The bottom line here," he said, "is that we are witnessing the emergence and the expansion of a jihadist recruitment factory in our midst, openly calling for jihad and for the establishment of a caliphate instead of many governments... and in its last stage to what they call jihadism against America and its allies, that is, technically speaking, terrorism and massacre."

Hizb ut-Tahrir America did not respond to requests for comment sent by e-mail. The group's website lists neither a phone number nor a mailing address.

At a recent conference in the United Kingdom, Hizb ut-Tahrir spoke directly against the U.S., mocking Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's warning of severe consequences if a Pakistani connection to the Times Square bomber was discovered, and contending that the U.S. was behind terror attacks in Pakistan.

Whether there will be similar rhetoric at next month's conference in Chicago is unclear. Unlike last year, the group has no itinerary laid out on its website for this year's conference.

The Chicago Marriott Oak Brook confirmed that it would be hosting the conference, but it would not comment on whether it had reviewed the group or was aware of its specific plans for the conference.

But news of the hotel chain's hospitality came as a surprise to the Florida Security Council, which said the Marriott of Delray Beach, Fla., backed out of hosting one of its events last year when it planned to honor an anti-jihadism advocate.

The group, which aims to raise awareness of security threats facing Florida and the U.S. by "radical, supremist, Muslims," and "Latin American totalitarianism," is now suing the Marriott for breach of contract.

“You let lunatics come into your hotel, and then you have people trying to defend the United States of America and you throw them out … the double standard is glaring and obvious and absurd,” Florida Security Council Director Tom Trento told FoxNews.com.

Marriott's Corporate Office did not respond to requests for comment on the Hizb ut-Tahrir conference or the Florida case.

But Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, President of American Islamic Forum for Democracy, said he thinks the hotel should go ahead with its plan to host the conference.

"It [Hizb ut-Tahrir] is a conveyor belt to terror, there’s no doubt about it, but the issue is if we’re going to change these hearts and minds and we’re going to prevent the future Nidal Hassans of the world, we’re not going to do it by making these types of things illegal,” Jasser told FoxNews.com.

Instead, Jasser said, the U.S. needs to “start to provide Muslim youth an alternative to where America is not demonized but where we change the narrative and start to promote groups that are reformist.”

“I’d like us to debate them publicly in order to prove how invalid their ideas are rather than shut them down and make them into victims,” he said. “…I think it’s the type of thing we need to expose.”

Hizb ut-Tahrir America, meanwhile, is seeking some exposure of its own.

A YouTube video advertising the conference has more 13,000 views, a Facebook page promoting the event has more than 2,400 fans, and countless supporters in the U.S. and abroad have "Tweeted" and "ReTweeted," news of the upcoming conference, extending Hizb ut-Tahrir America's reach far beyond its known followers.

With an 11,000-square-foot ballroom reserved at the Marriott, it apparently expects to acquire many more in Chicago next month.


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


K-BOOM! Just thinking here................




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June 17, 2010

Obama 53 Days Later Reconsiders Dutch Offer To Supply Oil Skimmers




'I Will Not Settle for Inaction'

Is Obama really doing everything in his power to fight the spill?

Wall Street Journal

In his nationwide address last night on the Gulf crisis, President Obama declared: "We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes." But at least one congressman isn't convinced, complaining that Mr. Obama won't pursue promising solutions if it means bucking his union allies.

Hawaii GOP Rep. Charles Djou, who won his seat in a special election last month, says he's "disappointed" that Mr. Obama has failed to waive the Jones Act, an antiquated 1920 law mandating that goods shipped between U.S. ports be handled by U.S.-built and -owned ships manned by U.S. crews. Unions fiercely support the law as a means of preserving U.S. jobs. In this case, though, the law might be hindering the recovery of hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast jobs.

Mr. Obama could issue a full waiver of the Jones Act, but failed even to mention the law in his speech last night. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Bush administration didn't hesitate to waive the law completely in an emergency. Congressman Djou says a waiver is essential in spurring the Gulf Coast cleanup. The Houston Chronicle reports that several countries offered to send sophisticated equipment immediately after the spill but were turned down. The Dutch government offered ships fitted with oil-skimming booms three days after the leak began.


Geert Visser, the consul general for the Netherlands in Houston, said the answer from the Obama administration was "Thanks, but no thanks.


"Later, the administration relented, allowing U.S. ships to be outfitted with Dutch skimming booms that can remove 20,000 tons of oil and sludge a day.

"At that rate, how much more oil could have been removed from the Gulf during the past month?" asks the Chronicle. The paper notes that some offers of help from other countries still haven't been accepted.

The Jones Act may also have played a role in delaying the construction of sand barriers to protect the fragile Louisiana coast. Mr. Visser, the Dutch consul, says American dredging companies, which lack the dike-building expertise of the Dutch, rebuffed Dutch offers of help, which might have meant running afoul of the Jones Act.

For the longer term, Mr. Djou is about to introduce a bill to exempt his home state of Hawaii from the law. Hawaii is hit hardest by the law because most goods arrive by sea. Despite the political power of unions locally, Mr. Djou is pressing forward. He told Malia Zimmerman of the Hawaii Reporter this week:

"If it comes down to fighting for special interest or the people's interest, I will fight for the people's interest." Too bad President Obama won't see things the same way and waive the Jones Act in the current emergency."




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U.S. reconsiders Dutch offer to supply oil skimmers

Examiner Tampa Bay


Three days after the Gulf oil rig explosion, the Netherlands offered to send in oil skimmers to pump oil off of the surface of the ocean. The Obama Administration turned them down because they were not 100% efficient and small amounts of oil would be pumped back into the Gulf with the excess water. EPA regulations do not allow for residue water to contain any oil. So rather than use equipment that was not 100% efficient the Obama Administration chose to let all of the oil run into the Gulf. This is not just bad policy, it is criminal.

Since the Obama Administration turned down assistance from The Netherlands at least 125 miles of Louisiana coastline has been ruined by the BP oil spill. Tar blobs began washing up on Florida’s white sand beaches near Pensacola days ago. And, crude oil has also been reported along barrier islands in Alabama and Mississippi.


The Obama Administration turned down offers to help clean up the spill from The Netherlands and the British Government just days after the explosion. They didn’t accept the British help because they didn’t have the proper paperwork. The administration still has not given the OK to allow emergency workers to use a Maine company’s oil boom even though they were made aware of the warehouse full of containment boom back on May 21.

The U.S. Government has apparently reconsidered a Dutch offer to supply 4 oil skimmers. These are large arms that are attached to oil tankers that pump oil and water from the surface of the ocean into the tanker. Water pumped into the tanker will settle to the bottom of the tanker and is then pumped back into the ocean to make room for more oil. Each system will collect 5,000 tons of oil each day.

One ton of oil is about 7.3 barrels. 5,000 tons per day is 36,500 barrels per day. 4 skimmers have a capacity of 146,000 barrels per day. That is much greater than the high end estimate of the leak. The skimmers work best in calm water, which is the usual condition this time of year in the gulf.

These systems were developed by the Dutch as a safety system in case of oil spills from either wells or tankers. The Dutch have off shore oil development and also import oil in tankers. Their economy, just like ours, runs on oil. They understand that the production and use of oil has dangers and they wanted to be ready to cope with problems like spills. The Dutch system has been used successfully in Europe.

The Dutch offered to fly their skimmer arm systems to the Gulf 3 days after the oil spill started. The offer was apparently turned down because EPA regulations do not allow water with oil to be pumped back into the ocean. If all the oily water was retained in the tanker, the capacity of the system would be greatly diminished because most of what is pumped into the tanker is sea water.

As of June 8th, BP reported that they have collected 64,650 barrels of oil in the Gulf. That is only a fraction of the amount of oil spilled from the well. That is less than one day’s rated capacity of the Dutch oil skimmers.

Turning down the Dutch skimmers just shows a total lack of leadership in the oil spill.

This incident with the skimmers just shows the lack of leadership by the President and other government officials. Most people, certainly the local residents, recognized that the government systems to deal with the oil spill were inadequate. It took over 6 weeks for the government to allow the state of Louisiana to build sand berms to protect the marshes, after oil has already entered the marshes. Decisions need to be made, often without full information and sometimes conflicting rules and regulations. The oil well did not stop spilling oil as the government tried to study the problems and make recommendations. There was no one with the authority to make the fast decisions necessary to combat the spill.




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

Obama administration is discussing whether they need to close the barn door now that the horse is out.

What Obama has done is criminal. Sitting on his hands while an entire ecosystem is being destroyed!? Not to mention livelihoods, tourism, etc.


And the Jones Act, a 1920’s era piece of legislation allowing only US flagged vessels to do this work. The POTUS can waive it, but Obama would not because it would upset labor unions.



....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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Gulf Residents Respond To Obama's BS and Moratium On Deep Water Off-Shore Drilling






Gulf residents reacting to the visits made there by President Obama, and to his six-month moratorium on deepwater off-shore drilling. As you will hear, for the most part, they are not impressed. In fact, one man says Obama’s moratorium will be “devastating” to the Gulf region. “It’s going to devastate our economy, and it’s going to trickle down to the rest of the United States.”

The people are seeing through the bull coming out of President Obama.


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

A visit from Obama is like a visit from a Buzzard.


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Obama And The Rest Of The Traitors Want Cap And Trade NOW







The Judge on Obama's speeh and control agenda


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Pelosi's New Office Costs Taxpayers $18,736 a Month




Pelosi: We'll Stop Blaming Bush 'When The Problems Go Away'


In an interview with MSNBC, Pelosi said congressional Democrats feel justified in blaming the Bush administration because of the problems it left behind for President Barack Obama.

Asked if there was a statute of limitations on blaming Bush, Pelosi said: "Well, it runs out when the problems go away."

"He brought us to the brink of financial crisis, he brought us to the brink of deep recession, ignoring issues related to climate change," said Pelosi (D-Calif.), who rattled off a number of problems she said Democrats inherited from Bush and are trying to fix.

Republicans have criticized Democrats for playing the Bush blame game, a successful political strategy for Democrats in the 2006 and 2008 elections.

The GOP argues it is time for Obama, in office for nearly 18 months, to take responsibility for some of the country's problems, from the Gulf oil spill to the huge budget deficit. Democrats have been in charge of Congress for nearly three and a half years.




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Pelosi's New Office Costs Taxpayers $18,736 a Month

FOX News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district office in San Francisco is costing taxpayers far more than the rent paid by any other member of Congress: a whopping $18,736 a month.

The rental price was reported by Roll Call and Fox News on Monday.

The Democratic congresswoman moved last fall to a "greener" space in the city's new federal building — a move and a high price that her spokesman, Drew Hammill, says was amply justified.

Hammill cited the new building's increased security measures as one reason for the expense.

"The new office space is 3,075 square feet, nearly a third larger than the old space, which was of inadequate size," he told FoxNews.com.

"As speaker, the security needs are different," he said. "The new San Francisco Federal Building offers enhanced security features, which were a major factor in the decision to move offices."


Pelosi's constituency hasn't significantly expanded in size, but her San Francisco staff has increased to a size that requires a larger space for files and storage, he said -- though he did not provide a precise number. The difference in office size is approximately 1,000 square feet, he said.

Roll Call reported Monday that Pelosi's new office space costs almost double that of the next-highest rental office held by a House member. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., reportedly pays just under $10,600 a month for his office in New York's Soho neighborhood.

The newspaper, which cites a database produced by the Sunlight Foundation, also reports that other lawmakers, like Democratic Reps. Stephen Lynch of Boston and Diane Watson of Los Angeles, pay exorbitant rental fees for their offices -- $9,000 to $10,000 a month.


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

So in other words, they’re going to blame Bush forever. In other words, “When hell freezes over.” Nancy, we GET it. You can take it to the bank and write checks on it — we GET it.


She and her cohorts have created all the problems.


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BP "excited" About Potential of Kevin Costner's oil Cleanup Device




BP "excited" about potential of Kevin Costner's oil cleanup device


NEW YORK, June 16

UPI


U.S. actor Kevin Costner has finally scored a hit with BP on the oil cleanup devicehe spent 15 years developing, a statement released by the firm indicates.

Costner, 55, spent weeks calling attention to the high-tech machine developed by his company saying it could help in cleaning up the gulf oil spill, ABC News reported.

After testing the device, BP released a statement saying that it works and company officials are "excited" about its potential.

"We were confident the technology would work but we needed to test it at the extremes," Doug Suttles, BP's chief operating officer, said.

Suttles said BP has placed a significant order with Costner's company, Ocean Therapy Solutions, and will be working with the firm to rapidly deploy 32 of the machines.

The device is a centrifuge that separates spilled oil from water.

Costner spent more than $20 million developing the oil separator that testing indicates leaves water 99 percent free of oil.




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

Hope he stays away from Obama or he will only get NO for a reply. At least BP is taking a look at Kevin's invemtion. It was an article about it in our local paper.



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Look Out Miami Here They Come! Muslim Congress Conference 4Th of July Weekend Miami FL.


From their website:

Muslim Congress strongly condemn the brutal aggression of Zionist forces
We strongly condemn and denounce the illegal, immoral and brutal aggression of Zionist forces in the international waters killing nearly 19 innocent civilians and leaving many more injured


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Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS) US 2010 trailer featuring audio or video messages of Ustad Amr Khaled, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Ambassador Shabazz, Imam Zaid Shakir, Dr. Jamal Badawi, Dr. Abdal Hakim Jackson and Dr. Yasir Qadhi




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Logins Warning

I have noticed that the more Islam advances in America, the nastier many leftists are in defense of it. So while many of us are arguing with leftists about Islam, what are Muslims doing? They are uniting in conferences across America. This one takes place at the Hyatt Regency, in Miami Florida. Here is some back ground information on the “Muslim Congress”.


Introduction:

“MUSLIM CONGRESS is an organization based in and caters to Muslims of North America. Our goal is to establish a Muslim Community founded on strong Islamic beliefs where individuals can develop and succeed without compromising their Islamic identity. In keeping with this objective, MUSLIM CONGRESS invites you to its 6th annual conference in Miami, FL titled “Qur’an and Ahlul-Bayt” on July 3 – 4, 2010 (Independence Day Weekend). We look forward to your participation

There are two things going on here. The first is that they are not going to go against Islam, and at the sametime they want to make as much money as possible. Of course part of the money will be used to advance Islam.

Some of the workshops that will take place are.

* Civil Rights and Advocacy:

Which means that they will be taught how to use our freedoms, against us to advance Islam. If businesses or schools etc do not comply, they will file lawsuits against them.

* How to run Islamic Organizations:

This is all about creating more organizations, in the name of making Islam more powerful in America.

Goals:

The primary goal of Muslim Congress is to provide educational services that will directly benefit our communities. Some of these services are already underway and available while others will be made available in the near future. Muslim Congress has set up a state-of-the-art website which serves as a focal point for all its activities.


Prayer Timings, Moon-sighting information, Jurisprudence Q & A, Islamic Center/Mosque locator, News and Articles, Online Audio and Lecture Archives are some examples of the information that will be made available in this phase.


Services offered by Muslim Congress will be designed while keeping in mind the needs of the youngsters as well as women of the community. Some examples of such services include: Family Counseling, Matrimonial Services, Career/Business Guidance, Family Magazine, Online Discussion Forums etc.

Other significant goals of Muslim Congress include: Organizing Hajj/Pilgrimage groups, Establishment of Islamic Schools, Helping Communities in providing Ulama for their Islamic Centers, development of a unified Sunday school curriculum, and establishment of an Islamic media network.

In other words they are teaching Sharia Law, and want to create a media network, in which they will try and con non-Muslims with. This organization is no friend of America as we know it.

Here is how they survive.

Our Annual Income Statement

Income and expense Summary Federal Tax ID# 74-3138572

We are an independant charitable non-profit organization in accordance with section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS tax code.

- Musllim Congress is funded solely by the donations of individual Muslims in America.
- Muslim Congress has no ties or links whatsoever to any domestic or foreign entity or organization.
- All funding we recieve is used within the United States to forward the Muslim Cause.

If you have any questions, contact us at info@muslimcongress.org

Description
Tax Year 2007
Tax Year 2008

Total Contribution/Donations/Pledges $ 129,113.00 $ 143,801.00
Carry Over $ 0.0 $ 23,609.00 from 2007
Total Contribution/Donations $ 129,113.00 $ 167,410.00
Expenses (detailed expense report below) $ -105,504.00 $ -157,976.00
Remaining Balance Carry Over $ 23,609.00 $ 9,434.00 to 2009

Detailed Expense Report

Expense Detail/Category
Tax Year 2007 Tax Year 2008

Office Expense including printing $ 7,670.00 $ 3,467.00
Information Technology/Development $ 4,278.00 $ 1,118.00
Travel (Airfair of Speakers and Guests) $ 9,440.00 $ 21,712.00
Lodging (Speakers Stay) $ 12,151.00 $ 27,040.00
Conference/Seminars (Including DayCare, Insurance) $ 50,900.00 $ 79,971.00
Catering $ 15,657.00 $ 13,410.00
Youth Camps $ – $ 3,000.00
Scholarship / Awards $ 5,020.00 $ 6,838.00
Professional Fee $ 320.00 $ -
Postage $ 68.00 $ 608.00
Bank Fee/Credit Card Charges $ – $ 167.00
Total Expense $ 105,504.00 $ 157,976.00




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

They are not here to be our equals, they are here to dominate the country.

There are plenty of Islamic countries worldwide. There is only one America, founded upon Judeo-Christian beliefs. Muslims need to look elsewhere.

This is so insane that this is happening and it is not the first time. They have been doing this I think since 9-11. Maybe before but I am not sure.


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GOV. Jan Brewer: "If The State of Arizona Has To Do The Job The Feds Won't Do, Then Arizona Will Have To Do It"



Brewer: "I think the Administration has tried to ignore the problem, maybe they don't know how to deal with it and if they don't then they need to find someone who can deal with it, it is a frustration situation that we have been put into because they haven't did their job, and we're gonna force them to do the job, they are gonna pay attention...We're gonna continue down that path...We are not gonna put up with it..If the state of Arizona has to do the job the Feds won't do then Arizona will have to do it"



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

Applause for Gov. Brewer!



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June 16, 2010

OMG Obama Gives Part of Arizona to Mexicans


The federal government is now telling American citizens to stay out of three southern Arizona counties. It is too dangerous because of armed smugglers from Mexico.







Two men shot earlier this week could be the result of the ongoing battle between Mexican drug cartels now spilling over deep into Arizona, officials say.


Pinal County investigators say an area known as the smuggling corridor now stretches from Mexico's border to metro Phoenix.

The area, once an area for family hiking and off road vehicles has government signs warning residents of the drug and human smugglers.

Night vision cameras have photographed cartel members with military arms delivering drugs to vehicles along Highway 8.

"We are three counties deep. How is it that you see pictures like these, not American with semi and fully automatic rifles. How is that okay?" asked Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.
Babeu said he no longer has control over parts of his county.


"We are outgunned, we are out manned and we don't have the resources here locally to fight this," he said at a Friday news conference.

Five weeks ago Deputy Louie Puroll was ambushed and shot as he tracked six drug smugglers.

Sheriff Babeu said the ambush mirrored military tactics.


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Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu: Quite frankly I’m telling you as a sheriff that we don’t control that part of the county. My county is larger than the state of Connecticut and we need support from the federal government. It’s their job to secure the border and they haven’t done it. In fact President Obama suspended the construction of the fence.

FOX News reporter: Would you like to see some of the president’s outrage about the oil spill and some of the butt-kicking that he’s talked about doing applied there on the border as well?

Sheriff Paul Babeu: Even with that, you say one thing and then you’re out at a fundraiser in California and you don’t go to the funeral of the people who died in the explosion. You know its one thing to say something slick on television in a ten second soundbite but we need action. And, it’s shameful that we as the most powerful nation on earth can win wars and liberate countries throughout history yet we can’t even secure our own border.


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

Obama has disposal of the National Guard....why not have them secure the areas. One of the few legitimate purposes of fed gov is to protect the citizenry. That is something obama does not want to do. He would rather give the enemy help like the terrorists, and also the illegals.

And from last nighits speech about the oil spill, who would have guessed that obama hadn’t talked to the CEO of BP six weeks after the spill???? Amazing,....shocking.

It’s too dangerous for OUR citizens to be in OUR counties on the border? We need to get serious in Arizona, and I want the National Gaurd to go in guns and other things blazing. It’s time to put an end to this shit. WTF either get the military there and stop this invasion or tell the Gov of AZ to call up the militia (NG and Civilian). We don’t give our land to invaders.

We as the most powerful nation on earth can win wars and liberate countries throughout history yet we can’t even secure our own border.


“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.” – Cicero, 42 B.C.


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Sarah Palin Sets O'Reilly Straight , Did Chris Matthews Break Up? And Others On Obama's Speech!





Sarah Palin Reacts To Obama's Speech

Palin said Obama is wrong for not acknowledging that we still need to be drilling, otherwise, “We are going to be dropped to our knees and bowing to the Saudis, and Venezuela, and places like Russia that will keep producing oil and petroleum products.”

Palin said Obama is “using this crisis” to push “Cap & Tax.”


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MSNBC Trashes Obama's Address

MSNBC Criticizes Obama’s Presidential Address: ‘Great Speech If You Had Been On Another Planet’ the Last 57 Days


Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Howard Fineman don’t seem to be very happy with Barack Obama’s Presidential address, of course some for different reasons. Olbermann said, “I thought It was a great speech if you had been on another planet for the last 57 days.”


Olbermann on Obama’s Address: Compared To Carter, “I Don’t Sense Executive Command”

Here are the highlights of what the trio said:

Olbermann: "It was a great speech if you were on another planet for the last 57 days."

Matthews compared Obama to Carter.

Olbermann: "Nothing specific at all was said."

Matthews: "No direction."

Howard Fineman: "He wasn't specific enough."

Olbermann: "I don't think he aimed low, I don't think he aimed at all. It's startling."

Howard Fineman: Obama should be acting like a "commander-in-chief."

Matthews: Ludicrous that he keeps saying [Secretary of Energy] Chu has a Nobel prize. "I'll barf if he does it one more time."

Matthews: "A lot of meritocracy, a lot of blue ribbon talk."

Matthews: "I don't sense executive command."




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Katie on David Letterman talks about the President's response, then as usual, Dave goes into bash mode on George W. Bush, Couric defends...


Katie: "They've lost a lot of time, boom was sitting idle on some of the beaches, some of the skimmers were not being utilized. You know, I think that basically the effort just has not been coordinated, I think in my opinion, and I usually don't give my opinion but I thing BP has been giving too much authority in this"

Dave: "People are saying this is another Katrina, help me out with some objectivity, part of Katrina, it seemed to be George Bush and what we perceived as his rich group of feckless fat white boy buddies, didn't care, now we have this in the same part of the country is it safe to say that President Obama is making the same mistakes George Bush made with Katrina?"

Katie: "I think the idea that President Bush didn't care about the people and the devastation of Katrina is just, really an unfair thing to say about that"




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

The brains at MSNBC are beginning to see that there is no there there with The One.

When they realize that they have been lying to themselves and believing a dream, will their heads explode?

Obama is ripping up drilling in the Gulf . This ban on drilling will also damage the U.S. Economy even more and make the U.S. more dependent on Muslim countris. This is treason and a crime. The media is hiding the devastation to PEOPLE being caused not by any oil but by Obama’s banning oil drilling in the Gulf.


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URGENT ALERT: NRA Cuts Deals to Limit Free Speech




The National Rifle Association is suffering a sudden onset of amnesia this week, as the gun lobby cuts a deal to exempt itself from the latest Congressional attempt to repeal the First Amendment. NRA members may soon regret the organization's bid to ingratiate itself with Democrats at the expense of its longtime free-speech allies.



URGENT ALERT: NRA cuts deals to limit free speech

Three prominent Washington D.C. websites are reporting what many capitol insiders warned of: the National Rifle Association has made a deal with the devil (i.e. anti-gun Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid) to limit the free speech of Americans in exchange for their carved-out exemption.

While some pro-gun rights advocates may think free speech does not matter or that nothing another gun advocacy group does should ever be questioned, the National Association for Gun Rights and I take a very different view.

Without the right to free speech, we are defenseless in the battle to save our Second Amendment rights.

Let me be clear: restricting our First Amendment rights is the first step to stripping us of our Second Amendment rights, and should be resisted at every turn.

We don’t care who you are or what an organization may have done in the past – we only care about whether your actions will promote or harm our rights.

And frankly, this craven deal by the NRA will damage our gun rights and our free speech rights. After you read up on the facts, I ask you to give the NRA an earful by calling 1-800-672-3888 and insist they renounce the deal with Pelosi and Reid. Believe me, it is not too late if you will get involved.

* http://www.redstate.com/erick/2010/06/14/yet-again-the-nra-sells-out-to-democrats/


* http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/38500.html


* http://www.campaignfreedom.org/newsroom/detail/shotgun-sellout-house-democrats-cut-special-deal-with-nra


Though at first objecting to the DISCLOSE Act, which would radically limit the free speech of organizations and thus, gun owners, the NRA has now agreed to an exemption for their organization (and other mammoth, mostly liberal, organizations like AARP and probably Moveon.org) in exchange for support of the Democrats’ bill.

This legislation would place draconian limitations on the ability of organizations to voice their opinions on politicians, and by extension, their legislation. The chilling effect on free speech would be difficult to overstate.

Along with their tacit endorsement of Senator Harry Reid, the NRA is signaling that they trust the Democrats will spare the Second Amendment from further assaults.

But that’s a strategy of appeasement, and to put it bluntly, it’s insane. It just delays the inevitable.

Winston Churchill addressed this strategy when he said “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”

Background:

This is not the only time the NRA has cut a deal to harm gun owners and gun rights in the glare of an anti-gun media frenzy.

Just a three years ago, the NRA joined with arch gun-hater Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) to pass H.R. 2640, the Veteran’s Disarmament Act. When gun control advocates saw the Virginia Tech shootings as an opportunity to pass gun control, the NRA immediately signed the documents of surrender and actively lobbied Congress to pass legislation that will disarm tens of thousands of Americans, including veterans.

Why did they do that? Frankly, they were more concerned with what the media and Washington power-bosses were saying than their loyal-to-a-fault members.

Similarly in 2004 when, desperate to pass the Firearms Manufacturers’ Lawsuits Protection bill, the NRA dangled a re-authorization of the Clinton Assault Weapons ban in front of hungry politicians. The deal was going to be that if anti-gun politicians voted for the Lawsuit Protection bill, the NRA would not oppose re-authorization of the sun-setting Clinton Gun Ban.

Thankfully, a coalition of groups led by the National Association for Gun Rights joined together to kill that deal by exposing it to the light of honest gun owners across this nation... just like we are doing now. In that fight, after a few weeks of excuses and covering their tracks, the NRA backed off of the deal, the Lawsuit Protection Bill still passed and the Clinton Gun Ban ended.

What can you do?

Tell the NRA you’ve had enough, and urge them to kill the DISCLOSE Act, not cut a deal to pass it. Call them at 1-800-672-3888 today, as it may be too late tomorrow.


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NRA endorses Harry Reid


From Right to Left.

Sen Harry Reid, Wayne LaPierre (NRA), Chris Cox (NRA)

LaPierre goes out on Tea Party Rally Day in Searchlight, Nevada ( the same day ) to meet with Harry Reid instead of going to the Tea Party event. If he did not want to go to the Tea Party fine, but to go see Harry Reid????? sheesh!




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

This is shocking, I never knew the NRA was like this.


I never joined any of the gun groups before. Then last year the NRA had a special price running for their membership so I joined the NRA. This latest news shows me not to renew or stay a member any longer. That is why I hate to join things too easily, a person never knows what turns they will take later on.

I went to google and there is another group Gun Owners of America, so far I don't think they have ever compromised our rights.


From Gun Owners of America website:

House Democrats Close to Reinstituting Penalties for Criticizing Congress

Obama Moves to Silence Gun Groups and Other Political Opponents -- Bill clears committee hurdle, going to the House floor soon


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

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


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Obama Nominee for Deputy Attorney General, James Cole, Says 9/11 Attacks Not Acts of War


Obama Nominee for Deputy Attorney General Says 9/11 Attacks Not Acts of War, Likens Them to Domestic Crimes of Murder, Rape

CNS News.com

Obama has nominated a man to be the number two person in the Department of Justice who does NOT believe the September 11 attacks were acts of war. Instead, nominee James Cole made it clear in an op-ed back in 2002 that he sees the attacks as domestic “criminal acts”:

Despite a resolution by Congress authorizing war against those responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama’s nominee to be the number two official at the Justice Department, James Cole, wrote an op-ed in 2002 likening the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to the domestic crimes of murder, rape and child abuse, while arguing that the attackers ought to be treated like domestic criminals.


“But the attorney general is not a member of the military fighting a war–he is a prosecutor fighting crime,” Cole wrote in a Sept. 9, 2002 article in Legal Times that critiqued the way then-Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft was handling the 9/11 case.

“For all the rhetoric about war, the Sept. 11 attacks were criminal acts of terrorism against a civilian population, much like the terrorist acts of Timothy McVeigh in blowing up the federal building in Oklahoma City, or of Omar Abdel-Rahman in the first effort to blow up the World Trade Center,” said Cole. “The criminals responsible for these horrible acts were successfully tried and convicted under our criminal justice system, without the need for special procedures that altered traditional due process rights
“Our country has faced many forms of devastating crime, including the scourge of the drug trade, the reign of organized crime, and countless acts of rape, child abuse, and murder. The acts of Sept. 11 were horrible, but so are these other things,” Cole wrote in his op-ed.
Cole did concede in his Legal Times piece that an “arguable difference” between domestic rape, child abuse and murder and the 9/11 attacks was that foreign organizations and perhaps even countries were involved in the latter. “But we have never treated such influences as a basis for ignoring the core constitutional protections ingrained in our criminal justice system.”

The group 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America opposes Cole’s confirmation.

“Mr. Cole has gone on record opposing military commissions for any detainees, stating that military commissions are an inferior form of justice which do not provide defendants with adequate due process protections,” said Debra Burlingame, co-founder of the group, in a statement. “In light of the fact that the Obama administration continues to drag its feet on an announcement regarding the forum and venue for the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other admitted 9/11 conspirators, Mr. Cole's nomination is an alarming signal. The public is overwhelmingly opposed to holding these trials in New York federal court. Clearly, the administration needs to hear from us again."


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

May God DAMN these people to eternal hell.

Obama is catering to the Muslims in full public view.He is blatant in doing so.

“The Confession of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed” CLICK to see VIDEO

SNIPPET: “CAUTION: This video contains an extremely grisly sequence.”



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Liberal Heads Exploding ~ LOL






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

LOL love this!!!!


......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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US General David Petraeus Collapses at Senate Hearing on Afghanistan



He was in the midst of being questioned by John McCain, who was telling him he was an American hero.




CNBC

U.S. General David Petraeus, who briefly collapsed during a Senate hearing on the war in Afghanistan Tuesday morning, is alert and doing well, according to reports.

Petraeus, 57, had finished telling Sen. John McCain that he believes the planned 2011 drawdown of U.S. troops remains on track, and McCain was responding when the room fell silent and aides began crowding around the four-star general.

Petraeus, who oversees the war in Iraq and Afghanistan as head of U.S. Central Command, briefly put his head on the table, then rose, appearing dazed. He stood under his own power and was escorted from the room.

Sen. Carl Levin, the chairman, suspended the hearing until Wednesday out of concern for Petraeus' health.

Petraeus himself returned to the room briefly and told the senators he "was feeling a little bit light-headed there."
"It wasn't Sen. McCain's question," the general added.

"I just got dehydrated," Petraeus said.

In his lengthy appearances before the Senate and House armed services committees in September 2007 to testify on Iraq, he was reported to have endured great back pain and got through it with the help of Motrin.

Petraeus is the commander of U.S. Central Command. He was testifying on the war in Afghanistan.

As the most popular and widely known general of his generation, Petraeus is approaching a new juncture in a career that catapulted him to fame when President George W. Bush sent him to Baghdad in early 2007 to carry out a long-shot "surge" strategy that arguably rescued Iraq from collapse.

The general has had a high-profile career, and many believe he is the leading candidate to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He commanded all forces in Iraq under President George W. Bush.



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

Prayers for General Petraeus !!! I really hope he’s OK! I cannot imagine the amount of flight time and time zones this guy has accrued over the past few years, not to mention a lifetime.Plus everythign else he has done and still does.


This true hero testifying answering questions by those progressives would make anyone sick!!


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Muslim Protesters Disrupt UK Soldiers’ Homecoming




Fox News showing Muslim protesters disrupting the homecoming of British Troops from Afghanistan. The protesters showed up with posters and shouted at the soldiers, which did not go over well with the locals. Local citizens went after the protesters, outraged at the “disgraceful” behavior of the Muslims toward the British Troops.

One woman put it well when she said: “This is our English country. If they don’t like it, they should go home!”




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

Muslims want to take over the world…and they are doing it! America and the remaining FREE WORLD need to unite against these BARBARIC INHUMANE ANIMALS!


This is coming to America…and with Obama's blessing.

"I don't think you can overstate the importance that the rise of Islamic fundamentalism will have to the rest of the world in the century ahead-especially if, as seems possible, its most fanatical elements get their hands on nuclear and chemical weapons and the means to deliver them against their enemies." --Ronald Reagan

They mention one happened last March a year ago. The one below is the one from last March 2009.




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June 15, 2010

Sen. James Inhofe ( R- Oklahoma) Warns of Obama Attempt to Use Gulf Disaster to Push Cap and Tax ~ Must See Video




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Below a MUST See Video!!!! Sent it to others if you want to get the word out. This video below is excellent to watch, Sen. Inhofe's speech on the Floor. Awesome speech and he goes in to a little more detail about Cap and Trade ( Tax) OMG he also tells about a letter that went out from Obama to his supporters. sheesh more of Obama's trying to control everything. ~ Wild Thing


Inhofe Responds to Obama Attempt to Us Gulf Spill To Push Cap and Tax




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

Obama will be giving his speech tonight AUGH! And I am so glad that Sen. Inhofe has given his own speech about Cap and Trade and Obama's agenda.



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Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge Should be “Expelled from Congress” ~ Mark Levin




Democrat Congressman Goes Nuts When Asked if He Supports the “Obama Agenda”; Attacks Students

Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge attack on two college students attempting to interview him on whether he fully supports Obama’s agenda. Etheridge is the one who was aggressive toward the students, hitting their camera and grabbing one of the interviewers by the wrist and by the neck.



“I have seen the video posted on several blogs. I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved. Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect. No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response. I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse.” ~ DEMOCRAT Rep. Bob Etheridge


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From Big Government


"Expect more of this. The hard, progressive left captured the Democrat majority in Congress and forced them to enact a fantasy grab-bag of legislation that is increasingly unpopular with the American public. We’re on the cusp of a deeper recession, millions of unemployed Americans have no prospect for work, taxes are about to spike higher and we’ve maxed out the national credit card. The Democrats were given a chance to run government and they’ve only succeeded in running it into the ground.

So, yeah, Democrats who are up for reelection this November are a bit testy.




Mark Levin Says Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge Should be “Expelled from Congress”

Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge assaulted a college student who tried to interview Etheridge.

U.S. Representative BOB ETHERIDGE 2nd District of North Carolina ... Phone: (910) 814-0335
North Carolina Toll Free Number: 1-866-384-3743 ETHERIDGE


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

Look out, Pete Stark and you too, Alan Grayson - there's a new angry liberal in town, and he's looking for a fight (with a young man half his size, but you know....).

This is horrble what he did, and there better not be a double standard for this like there is for so many things from the left.

The arrogance of these bastrds is limitless.



....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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Calif. Marine Released In Iraqi War Crimes Case



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Calif. Marine released in Iraqi war crimes case


Breitbart

SAN DIEGO

A Camp Pendleton Marine convicted in a major Iraqi war crimes case was released Monday and will remain free while his case is being reviewed after a military appeals court ruled he had an unfair trial.
Monday's decision by a military judge at Camp Pendleton marked another major blow for the government's prosecution of U.S. troops accused of killing unarmed Iraqis.

Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III has served four years in prison for the killing of a 52-year-old Iraqi man by his squad.

"I'm going to be the best Marine I can be today," an elated Hutchins told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview after being released. "Today is really a surreal experience. I think we had a good judge. ... It's hard to describe exactly what I'm feeling. I'm happy."

Prosecutors could not be immediately reached for comment after the hearing Monday evening.

Attorneys for the government say Hutchins led a squad of seven troops who killed the man in the Iraqi village of Hamdania in 2006, and then planted a shovel and AK-47 to make it appear he was an insurgent.

The U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals in Washington ruled Hutchins was not given a fair trial because his lead defense lawyer left the case shortly before his 2007 trial.

The Navy is appealing and the case is now in the hands of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, which can either affirm or overturn the Washington court's ruling.

Hutchins, 26, says he was not with his squad at the time. He was sentenced to 11 years. The others in his squad served less than 18 months.

His defense attorney, Capt. Babu Kaza argued that the married father of a 5-year-old girl is not a flight risk or a threat to society. The couple prayed with a rosary Monday at the hearing.

Hutchins said he called his family immediately afterward to tell them he will see them soon. He was preparing to call his daughter, Kylie, next.
"I'm going to tell her she's my little princess, of course," said Hutchins, who went to a Taco Bell outside Camp Pendleton after being released.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces is expected to hear arguments from both sides in the case this fall and could take until next year to make a decision.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told the Marine Corps Times last year that he believes Hutchins was the ringleader in the premeditated murder plot and attempted cover-up, and that he should complete the full sentence. Hutchins was initially sentenced to 14 years but that was later reduced to 11.

Hutchins said his squad told him they had killed an insurgent leader, and he did not learn of the mistake until after the investigation.
Hutchins told a Naval Clemency and Parole Board in January that he wants to live with his parents in Plymouth, Mass., and help them pay off their mortgage since they refinanced their home several times to cover his legal expenses.
He also said he suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and would like to help others suffering from PTSD.
"I am forever diminished by the death and violence I witnessed in Iraq, and forever consumed with regret over what I brought about with my hands," Hutchins wrote to the board. "I do not find forgiveness as I lay in bed at night, nor would I accept it if it could somehow be offered. I am responsible for the loss of a human life on the night of April 26th, 2006."


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

Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III was part of the Pendleton 8.. All the rest got released from prison.

They almost did the same thing to Ilario Pantano, now running as the GOP challenger in NC’s 7th. That is how I met Pantano, his mom atarted a website to support him and many of us joined it and wrote emails to her son.He wrote me back a wonderful email.


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Jindal Refuses to Vote Present While Rome Burns Orders Nat.Guard To Build Sand Barrier Walls and Urges Drilling Moratorium To Be Lifted





ABC News

Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) defied the Obama Administration yesterday and ordered the National Guard to build sand barrier walls off the Louisiana coast.

Eight weeks into the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of the Mexico, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has told the National Guard that there’s no time left to wait for BP, so they’re taking matters into their own hands.

In Fort Jackson, La., Jindal has ordered the Guard to start building barrier walls right in the middle of the ocean. The barriers, built nine miles off shore, are intended to keep the oil from reaching the coast by filling the gaps between barrier islands.

Watch ‘World News’ for more on this story tonight on your ABC station.

Today, huge Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters lined up in the air, dropping sandbags one by one into the sea.

“They are lifting up about 7,000 pounds of sandbags,” said 1st Lt. James Tyson Gabler.

Bobby Jindal also called for an end to the Obama moratorium in the Gulf.

Barack Obama’s oil drilling moratorium will cost tens of thousands of American jobs. Oil companies are planning on moving their rigs from the Gulf of Mexico to South America off the coast of Brazil where the government is more friendly to energy corporations.




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

Awesome!!! Leadership!!!!

I could probably count on one hand how many times I’ve seen true leadership while this mess has been going on, and this is most certainly one of them!


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Russian Army Members Trample and Burn United States Flag





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


They say in the video.... "Russia is back! " Well lilsten up Vodka breath, America NEVER LEFT!


Right now we have a freaking enemy right INSIDE the White House! And he's helping our enemies.

I am sick to death of my home being the kicking boy for the world. I for one want to be strong, have the most powerful weapons, and military....the whole thing. If they are going to do this kind of thing like in the video, let them know we can and will stomp them out in the time of a 30 second commercial if we feel like it. We can show all the compassion we need to when other countries need our help, but I want them to fear us, because their being grateful for our help only has caused jealousy and resentment.

This is the America I want the world to know exists! A shining city on the hill with weapons at the ready aimed at any and all that would attack our land. A country that has leadership that respects and appreciates our Constitution and what our Founding Fathers wanted for this great Nation.

If the Code Pink's, Obama's, Progressives etc. of our country want their change so much then get out NOW and go live in your land of OZ-communism where it already is in play. You mess with the USA you get tried for TREASON and KILLED and that begins with anyone in office at any level. TREASON will NOT be tolerated!




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


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

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


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM


South Carolina Pol Questions Dem Senate Candidate's 'Mental Status'





Alvin Greene Interview with CNN ~ Good grief!


Don Lemon talking to South Carolina Democrat U.S. Senate Nominee Alvin Greene about his candidacy. Lemon told Alvin Greene it “makes it look like you have something to hide” that he will not discuss the fact he has been charged with a federal pornography crime, which was unknown to voters at the time of the primary. Greene just repeatedly said his “lawyers” are handling it.

Lemon then told Greene that two Democrats in the state say they are concerned Greene has a “mental impairment.” Greene responded that “they’re the knuckleheads,” as he laughed.

Toward the end of the video, Lemon asked Greene if he was “Ok,” adding “are you mentally sound.” There was a pause and Greene said, “I’m OK.” They went back and forth with that, as Lemon said at one point, “you don’t sound Ok.”



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South Carolina Pol Questions Dem Senate Candidate's 'Mental Status'


FOX news

A South Carolina lawmaker on Sunday suggested that new Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene may be intellectually incapable of participating in the general election race.

State Rep. Todd Rutherford told Fox News that he went to Greene's house to discuss with him how Greene succeeded last week in becoming the candidate to challenge Republican Sen. Jim DeMint in the November election, but he found it difficult to decipher an answer.

"About two questions into a conversation with him, it would become apparent that he is not probably fit to answer the questions befitting a Senate candidate," said Rutherford, a Democrat. "If he was put into this, then it is a joke that is funny to all the rest of us, but he doesn't get it -- because I don't know that his mental status is such that he can get it."

On Friday South Carolina authorities launched a formal investigation into Greene's unlikely win. The campaign of his vanquished opponent, Vic Rawl, said it too is looking into reports across the state from voters and poll workers who "experienced problems with voting for whom they intended."

A Rawl campaign spokesman said he believes that the outcome of Tuesday's election is "statistically impossible" and "South Carolinians would rather be 100 percent right than 90 percent uncertain." Greene won with about 60 percent of the vote.

Rutherford said he asked Greene whether his honorable but involuntary discharge from the U.S. Army last August was related to his mental state.

"When I asked him whether they had checked his mental health status, he seemed to suggest that doing so brought about racist implications and other things. He kind of ducked the issue," said Rutherford.

Rutherford added that based on his conversation with Greene about his military service he got the impression that Greene could have decided to spend the $10,400 needed to enter the South Carolina race, but "I doubt it very seriously."

As the questions mount over the selection of Greene, some have attributed it to the arbitrary alphabet since Greene's name appeared above Rawl's on the ballot. Rutherford said the Senate Democratic primary in South Carolina was low profile to begin with and probably "people just hit a button and had no idea who they were voting for."

But South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the House majority whip, said he could reach no conclusion except that Greene is a plant.

"I never said he was a Republican plant. I said he was someone's plant. ... I saw the patterns in this. I know a Democratic pattern, I know a Republican pattern and I saw in the Democratic primary elephant dung all over the place," he told CNN.

Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod said he also is trying to find an explanation for the improbable victory.

"The whole thing is odd. I don't really know how to explain it and I don't think anybody else does either," Axelrod said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Axelrod said he thinks the people of South Carolina deserve the best nominee on the ballot, although he supposes Greene would argue that since he won the election, he is the best candidate.

"How he won the primary is a big mystery though, and until you resolve that I don't think he can claim to be a strong, credible candidate," he said.

Rutherford said Greene certainly is not like other politicians.

"My conversation with him was not with someone who is all about politics, has an agenda, and wants his 15 minutes of fame. He would've been just fine sitting in his house, which he apparently did the entire campaign. I don't think he ever left his house," he said.

"It's scary because you don't want to suggest that somebody who does not have what everybody else has can't run for office, but it's also the fact that he won, so what do you do?” Rutherford asked.



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


All he has to do is vote “present” for the next two years and he’ll be qualified for the presidency.

He is no less of an idiot than Nancy Pelosi, Bobby Rush, Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee, Eleanor Holmes Norton, or Barbara Boxer, or Chaka Fattah.

If he wins (and that would not surprise me), he will be in good company with his fellow felons.....er.....Democrats.

He was an intelligence officer in our armed forces., he won a senate primary without spending hardly a dime campaigning. Is there any other democrat who can make that claim? LOL



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


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


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Netanyahu Warns: Dark Days Ahead



Netanyahu warns: Dark days ahead

Ynet


Prime minister says committee probing flotilla raid is Israel's best possible option as it 'strengthens our ability to fight in the international political arena', but also warns against 'surprises', even from allies.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu predicted rough waters ahead for Israel on Monday. "Be prepared for difficult days," he told a Likud faction meeting, in which he also announced the establishment of an inquiry committee to probe the IDF flotilla raid.
"Dark forces from the Middle Ages are raging against us. I have received calls from concerned officials in the Balkans and Eastern Europe who are very worried about these developments."


Earlier, at the cabinet meeting, Netanyahu told ministers to expect "surprises", even from Israel's allies. However he said the committee would work in favor of Israel, and not against it.

"This committee strengthens our ability to fight in the international political arena. If we had done nothing, I assume we would have had worse problems in the world. There is a certain price we are paying, but under the present circumstances it is our best move," he said.
"The flotilla to Gaza was not a one-time thing. We find ourselves in the midst of a difficult and continuous battle against the State of Israel. The flood of hate is being led by Israel's enemies all over the world," Netanyahu added.
"They are trying to pinch us with the metal pinchers of missiles and terror, and revoke Israel's right to defend itself as well as the rights of IDF soldiers to protect their own lives."


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Iran Sending Ships to Run Israeli Blockade of Gaza

A man stands in front of an anti-U.S./Israel Banner in Iran as hundreds of protesters nearby took part in a a march against Israel and its allies in Lahore June 13, 2010.



* First ship left Iran Sunday, another leaves this week

* Iran says will continue until Gaza blockade lifted

* 100,000 Iranians volunteer to crew ships - report


Iran is sending aid ships to blockaded Gaza, state radio said on Monday -- a move likely to be considered provocative by Israel which accuses Tehran of arming the Palestinian enclave's Islamist rulers, Hamas.

One ship left port on Sunday and another will depart by Friday, loaded with food, construction material and toys, the report said. The boats would be part of international efforts to break Israel's isolation of the Gaza Strip.

"Until the end of the Gaza blockade, Iran will continue to ship aid," said an official at Iran's Society for the Defence of the Palestinian Nation.

While Israel has long suspected Iran, which rejects the Jewish state's right to exist, of supplying weapons to Hamas, Tehran says it only provides moral support to the group.


Public opinion in Muslim countries was outraged by the killings. An official of the Iranian Red Crescent Society's youth organisation said some 100,000 Iranians had volunteered as potential crew for aid ships, Iran daily reported.

A senior Iranian official said earlier Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards were ready to provide a military escort to aid ships heading to Gaza if Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei so commands.

But the Guards' deputy head, Hossein Salami, said there were no plans to do so. "Such a thing is not on our agenda," he was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency on Monday.

Any such military mobilisation would risk a major confrontation with Israel, which fears Iran's nuclear enrichment programme is aimed at developing atomic bombs.

The Jewish state regards Iran's nuclear ambitions as a mortal threat. Iran says its nuclear programme is meant solely to yield electricity or isotopes for medicine and agriculture.



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

Bibi’s right.... Anyone paying even remote attention to the current state of the world can see the storm clouds gathering.


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June 14, 2010

Today Is Flag Day! I Love Our Flag and What It Stands For!




Flag Day in the United States of America, observed every year on June 14, is an opportunity to honor the American flag. It's a chance to reflect on our flag's history and to celebrate this symbol of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

The first American flag was made in 1776 by Betsy Ross, who was George Washington's seamstress. On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress resolved the adoption of the flag of the United States. The idea of having a day every year to commemorate this event is believed to have been started in 1885 by Bernard J. Cigrand, a Wisconsin school teacher. During the following three decades, others continued recognizing our flag on June 14. Flag Day was officially established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 as a day to celebrate the anniversary of the 1777 resolution.


This is to honor those that fought for our country, that carried our Flag into battle. For everything our Flag means and stands for. For our troops that look at our Flag especially when in country and know those that served before them, fought too for our freedom and security. I want to seperate anything else from this today, because the truth is our Flag is for me about these American heroes I mentioned and has nothing to do with those seeking to destroy us in our government, in the White House, they are the ones I show you at the bottom of this post. They are the enemy within. Thank you Veterans and our Troops today, thank you for all the years of keeping us safe and free. ~ Wild Thing



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Transcript:

“We The People” have stated resolutely we reject your vision for our country. You claim you have not heard us.

“We The People” have assembled across America resisting your efforts to subvert our constitution and undermine our liberty. You claim you have not seen us.

Since you have not acknowledged our message, let us here present it once more for if as President Wilson said, “a leader’s ear must ring with the voices of the people,” the time has come.

Our greatest treasure is freedom – the absence of restraints on our ability to think and to act. The corollary of freedom is individual responsibility. We believe in the power of the individual.

A few years ago President Bush said, “History moves toward freedom because the desire for freedom is written in every human heart.” Let us add that we will preserve it only as long as devotion to freedom is expressed in the heart of our actions.

When President Lincoln dedicated Gettysburg National Cemetery he declared, “It is for us the living to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus so nobly advanced.”

That unfinished cause for which our soldiers willingly go to battle and for which so many have given their lives is a free United States of America. It has been nearly one hundred fifty years and the work President Lincoln spoke of is not finished. In fact, that work will never be finished.

Freedom is the capacity of self-determination. It is not an entity but a condition and conditions change. Freedom can expand, yet so can it contract.

You promised change when you took office, Mr. President, but subjugation is not change we wanted or will accept.

You have expanded government, violated our Constitution, confounded laws, seized private industry, destroyed jobs, perverted our economy, curtailed free speech, corrupted our currency, weakened our national security, and endangered our sovereignty.

By compromising our nation’s cultural, legal and economic institutions, you are ensuring that our children will never achieve the same quality of life as we enjoy today. Through generational theft you are robbing the unborn of opportunity.

This is not acceptable. Not in America. We did not become a strong nation through hope but rather through self-reliance.

No one better understands the relationship between individual achievement, dignity and strength than our armed forces. Through every war our soldiers have held this nation’s destiny in their hands. They have not failed us. They cherish freedom enough that they are willing to die for it.

Our duty to them and to ourselves is to treasure freedom enough to live up to it.

We accept the challenge, Mr. President. That is why we are assembling across the land to deliver our message to you as often and in every way we can. Dismiss us at your political peril.

Our great nation is a Republic. We will not accept tyranny under any guise. Your policy to redistribute the fruits of our labor is Statism and will not be tolerated.

By our honor, Mr. President, we vow forever to resist coercive government in America. Patriots will not stand silent as you attempt to dismantle the greatest nation on earth. “We The People” will defend our liberty. We will protect our beloved country and America’s exceptionalism will prevail.

God Bless the United States of America!

Sincerely,

We The People



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Happy 235th Birthday US Army!!



Travis Sauls presents a video montage of still images for the U.S. Army's 235th Birthday celebration.




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Two hundred and thirty-five years ago, the United States Army was established to defend our Nation. From the Revolutionary War to the current operations taking place around the world, our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs. This 235th birthday commemorates America’s Army – Soldiers, Families and Civilians – who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong. Being Army Strong goes beyond physical endurance and mental preparedness. It encompasses an indomitable spirit, and high ethical and moral values. These are not only desirable traits in a person, but in a Nation that wishes to live up to the ideals and vision of its founders. We are “America’s Army: The Strength of the Nation."


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Army Birthday shout-outs from Afghanistan
Various Soldiers deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, wish the Army a happy 235th birthday.




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NASCAR fans get ready to race this Sunday - Ryan Newman will drive the #ArmyBirthday car to celebrate our 235 years.


The U.S. Army turns 235 years-old, June 14. The day before the official birthday of the military's largest branch, Ryan Newman will be driving the No. 39 U.S. Army Birthday Chevrolet at Michigan International Speedway. The hood and rear bumper (TV panel) of the Army car will read 235 Years Strong in recognition of the birthday.



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Beetle Bailey celebrates 60 years


The world’s most recognizable Private and funny pages icon Beetle Bailey salutes 60 years of military mirth and mayhem with a seven-month long celebration honoring the comic strip’s diamond anniversary. Beginning this month, a series of Beetle Bailey tributes and events will take place in the United States and internationally commemorating the milestone. The centerpiece of Beetle Bailey’s 60th anniversary includes:

* “Beetle Bailey 1965: Daily & Sunday Strips” – a special monthly Sunday strip series recreating great moments in American military history in humorously unique Beetle style

* two retrospective art exhibits

* a commemorative USPS Postage Stamp

* and the new book, “Beetle Bailey 1965: Daily & Sunday Strips”


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

HUGE thank you to all that have served in the US Army and are serving now. Happy Birthday U.S.Army!!!


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Congress Gives Authority to EPA to Regulate CO2 ( Cap and Traitors)




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Cap-And-Traitors

Investor's Business Daily

06/11/2010

The Senate just claimed the title of the world's most delusional body by refusing to strip unelected EPA bureaucrats of the power to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant. This was the day freedom died.

One wonders why we have a Congress at all. The 53 profiles in cowardice that could not get a cap-and-tax bill through the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to let the Environmental Protection Agency keep the unprecedented power Congress did not expressly give it. It is power that the EPA arrogated to itself through regulation to control every aspect of the American economy and our very lives.

This country was born over anger at taxation without representation. Regulation without representation may spark another revolt come November. The Tea Party movement began precisely because of such arrogant disregard for the wishes of the American people. Unlike health care reform, this time the cowardly lions of the Senate couldn't even do it themselves and ceded their authority to the EPA.

It was only a motion to proceed to consideration of Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's resolution (S.J. Res. 26) which, under a forgotten provision of the Contract With America, lets legislators veto a "major rule" by any regulatory agency within 60 days of publication. It needed just 51 votes; it got 47.

All 41 Republicans, including newbie Scott Brown of Massachusetts, voted not to shred the Constitution. The motion attracted, for various reasons, the votes of six Democrats — Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, Ben Nelson, Mark Pryor, the departing Evan Bayh and even Jay Rockefeller, who for once chose jobs over ideology.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin accused the Republicans of choosing "political science over the real science," even after the EPA's junk science based on the manipulation of data by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been exposed as a manufactured fraud.

The case for climate change has collapsed — a fact recognized, finally, by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who, with Democrat John Kerry and independent Joseph Lieberman, once hoped to work out some kind of compromise legislation with a token nod to domestic energy production.

Last week, Graham told reporters he would vote against the climate bill he helped author. "The science about global warming has changed," Graham told reporters Wednesday on why he was backing an energy bill by Sen. Dick Lugar. "I think they've oversold this stuff, quite frankly. I think they've been alarmist and the science is in question."

Hardly a profile in courage, since the legislation wasn't going anywhere, but welcome aboard nonetheless. The science behind cap-and-trade is not only in question, it's nonexistent. The Earth is demonstrably cooling, and the trend will likely continue for decades, according to scientists who don't tamper with the data.

So delusional are Senate Democrats that California's Barbara Boxer, in trying to advance her own failed cap-and-tax bill, said on the Senate floor: "I'm going to put in the record ... a host of quotes from our national security experts who tell us that carbon pollution leading to climate change will be over the next 20 years the leading cause of conflict, putting our troops in harm's way." So, forget that Iranian nuke.

This is a Congress full of hypocrites who complain about executive branch power under Republicans but are willing to give the EPA unprecedented power because they don't have the votes for cap-and-trade. "Who elected the Environmental Protection Agency?" asked Wyoming Republican John Barrasso. It is a question we, and the voters, ask too.




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


Every Senator who voted to abdicate the power of the Congress to a department of unelected unaccountable bureaucrats should be removed from office without further discussion!"

Take their pensions away too.

I honestly think most of the Senate Democrats are too stupid to realize the Obama administration is gradually making Congress totally impotent and eventually not needed.

"The 53 profiles in cowardice that could not get a cap-and-tax bill through the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to let the Environmental Protection Agency keep the unprecedented power Congress did not expressly give it. "

WHEW God help us!! Liberty is threatened as the U.S. Senate surrenders its power to the unelected bureaucrats at the EPA. The EPA has now assigned itself the right to regulate CO2 as a pollutant, without legislative authorization. This the ultimate tyranny; regulation by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats, without Congressional authorization. We cannot let this happen! Our precious rights are slipping away!

Toll free numbers to the Capitol Switchboard are:

877-762-8762, 866-338-1015, 866-220-0044, 877-851-6437, 877-210-5351.

Some of these numbers may have changed since I last used them but it can't hurt to try.

EPA does not run the United States. They need to be shut down now.


regulate CO2 as a pollutant...

Take a step back and look. They are regulating our very breath. What is next, Oxygen? WTH??!!



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Barack HUSSEIN Obama: Gulf spill "echoes 9/11" ~ He Thinks So Little Of 9/11 and Compares It To An Oil Spill!





Obama: Gulf spill 'echoes 9/11'

Politico


Sounding reflective as he heads into a bruising electoral season, President Barack Obama told POLITICO columnist Roger Simon that the Gulf disaster “echoes 9/11” because it will change the nation’s psyche for years to come.

Obama — facing mounting criticism of his handling of the BP gusher, even from longtime allies — vowed to make a “bold” push for a new energy law even as the calamity continues to unfold. And he said he will use the rest of his presidency to try to put the United States on a course toward a “new way of doing business when it comes to energy.”

“In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11,” the president said in an Oval Office interview on Friday, “I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come.”
Previewing his message for the midterm congressional elections in November, the president said: “[T]he Democrats in Congress have taken tougher votes, have worked harder under more stressful circumstances, than just about any Congress in our memory. And they’ve done a great job and deserve reelection.”
“So I’m going to be fighting on their behalf and doing everything I can and using my bully pulpit to communicate that fact to the American people,” he said. “I know there’s an anti-incumbent mood out there right now because … people are frustrated about the hit that the economy has taken. … But what I’m going to remind people of is we didn’t create this mess. And this Congress responded forcefully at a time when this economy really could have fallen off a cliff.”


Obama acknowledged that the results will help determine the course of his term’s second half. “I am spending some time thinking about 2010 because, obviously, my ability to get things done on behalf of the American people depends on a Congress that is willing to cooperate,” he said.


In his firmest declaration yet that he views the calamity as an impetus to push Congress afresh to pass a major energy and climate bill, Obama vowed to “move forward in a bold way in a direction that finally gives us the kind of future-oriented, … visionary energy policy that we so vitally need and has been absent for so long..”



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

AFTER he made the above statements to Politico,"Oil Spill is Like 9-11" … then Obama went golfing for 4 Hours. Let's see 9-11 and golfing yes in Obama's mind they go together.

For Obama to equate an oil spill with the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans at the hands of his islamic brothers is beyond reproach.

He has been part of ridiculing, downplaying and applauding 9/11 ever since he attended Jeremiah Wright’s church.

Obama has done very little to prevent the oil from reaching the shores. Slow to react to Jindal’s requests. No reaction on the booms available in Maine. No reaction to the ships available to scoop up the oil from the sea. Just a pathetic response.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:49 AM | Comments (2)


Obama Pushes New $80 Billion Stimulus Adding to $1.6 Trillion Deficit


BOEHNER ON WASHINGTON DEMOCRATS' BUDGET FAILURE:

"This appears to be the first time, in the modern era, that the House is not even going to consider a budget. ... Every family knows that in a tough time, it's more important to have a budget, not less. If you think that they're going to move a budget on Capitol Hill, you must obviously believe that Elvis is still alive. ... That's why I gave the President a letter this week with 100 economists saying that cutting spending now will, in fact, help get the economy moving again and get jobs back to the country."

BOEHNER ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FISCALLY IRRESPONSIBLE 'STIMULUS' BAILOUT:

"Listen, I'm concerned about the plight of teachers, firemen, policemen who face the real possibility that they may be laid off. But to send this letter up here on a Saturday night with no opportunity to cut spending elsewhere in a budget strikes me as a little different. ... The fact is the spending spree in Washington is continuing to run unabated. The American people are screaming at the top of their lungs, 'stop!' And to move this, without finding other offsets in spending, I think is irresponsible. It's just putting more debt on the backs of our kids and grandkids. And it really begs the question, why don't we have a budget this year?"

BOEHNER SAYS THAT BP MUST BE HELD FULLY ACCOUNTABLE FOR COSTS OF GULF OIL SPILL:

"The American people want this oil leak stopped now. They want to know what happened. They want the Gulf cleaned up, and they want it all done now. And I just think that BP ought to be held responsible for all of the costs that are involved in this. I said that right from the beginning, and I continue to believe that. I'm not sure that the federal government, though, was -- isn't also responsible. The laws that were in place, the materials that should have been in place for a spill this size, were not. And the reaction, I think, on the part of the Administration has been slow. But having said that, it's time to get this thing stopped now."
"I said from the beginning, BP needs to pay for the entire cost of this. But ... this is a failure of government. Government is there to protect our shores, to protect our environment. And there's been a real failure here. We've been asking for 55 days, where are the inspection reports from this rig? The Administration won't give them to us."

BOEHNER ON ISRAEL'S BLOCKADE OF GAZA:

"I think the Israelis have a clear right to defend themselves. When you look at this Flotilla that came over, the first five ships that were inspected, there was no problem at all. It's pretty clear to many of us who looked into this, that this last ship was intended to be a problem, intended to cause a conflict. And this is part of a much bigger problem that we see with the Administration, where we've coddled our enemies, and pushed our friends aside in the process, raising a lot of doubts around the world, including the people of Israel, who are having serious doubts about our commitment to them, our closest ally in the Middle East."

BOEHNER ON THE 2010 ELECTIONS:

"Our goal is to take the majority in the House. We've got 100 seats in play, we have a real shot at winning the Majority, so that we can put a check on this Administration and all of the spending that's out of control here in Washington, D.C."


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Obama Pushes New $80 Billion Stimulus Adding to $1.6 Trillion Deficit


newsmax


Obama Pushes New $80 Billion Stimulus Adding to $1.6 Trillion Deficit– President Barack Obama and his aides are stepping up a push for further government spending to boost the economy as signs grow of the recovery's fragility.

The White House is calling for Congress to urgently pass measures to extend jobless benefits, aid cash-strapped states and provide targeted tax breaks to encourage research and development by businesses.

Obama's Democratic allies, facing congressional elections in November, have grown cautious about additional spending. Seizing on voter anxiety about deficits, Republicans have cast the administration's policies as fiscally reckless as they seek to challenge Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress.

"People are suffering out there. We want to keep this economy growing faster. We want to see an acceleration of job creation. And we have to take some steps to continue in that direction," top White House adviser David Axelrod told NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday.

His comments came a day after Obama wrote to congressional leaders, urging them to move swiftly to approve new measures to "spur job creation and build momentum toward recovery."

Senate Democrats have introduced legislation that would renew expiring unemployment benefits, and extend business and individual tax breaks. They would offset some of the bill's costs by raising taxes on hedge fund managers and other steps.

The bill complements one passed in the House of Representatives last month, which would authorize about $80 billion in new spending and add $31 billion to the deficit. The cost of the Senate version has not been estimated yet.

Obama also backs a separate measure that would provide cash to states to prevent teacher layoffs but a $23 billion version of that legislation recently failed in the Senate.

"What the president is saying is, we need to expend additional dollars to make sure that we don't have significant layoffs," House of Representatives Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Democrat, told ABC's "This Week."


SPENDING FATIGUE

But Hoyer acknowledged growing concern about the U.S. deficit, which reached $1.4 trillion in 2009 and which the White House projects will hit $1.6 trillion in 2010.

"I think it's accurate that there's spending fatigue, not only on Capitol Hill, but around the country. People are concerned about the debt level, and we are, as well," Hoyer said. "But clearly, you cannot not continue to stimulate an economy that is still struggling to get out of the deep ditch that we found it in about 18 months ago."

In his letter to lawmakers, Obama said last year's $863 billion stimulus halted a freefall in the U.S. economy after the worst financial crisis since the 1930s Great Depression.

The jobless aid and many of the other steps under consideration would extend provisions in last year's stimulus package, which Republicans have derided as a wasteful, big-government approach to economic policymaking.

The letter went to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, both Democrats, along with House Republican leader John Boehner and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

Obama warned that without additional aid, states could be forced to enact "massive layoffs" of teachers, firefighters and other employees.

Last week, state governors pressed Congress to extend a measure that temporarily increased the funds the federal government sends them for Medicaid, the healthcare program for the poor that eats up 20 percent of state budgets on average.

Without the six-month extension, estimated to cost $24 billion, states would be forced to lay off thousands of workers, the governors said. The extension was stripped from the jobs bill passed in the House but is included in the Senate bill.

"I'm concerned about the plight of teachers, firemen, policemen who face the real possibility that they may be laid off," Boehner said on "This Week" but he added such spending needed to be offset.
Boehner criticized what he said was a "spending spree in Washington" that has "run unabated."

Adding to concerns about the tepid recovery, the government reported on Friday that retail sales unexpectedly fell in May for the first time in eight months.

A week earlier, the May employment report showed businesses scaling back on hiring after a spurt in the prior two months. Private-sector payrolls grew only by 41,000 after expanding by 218,000 in April. Unemployment fell to 9.7 percent from 9.9 percent in April.

Economists fear the U.S. recovery could be further dampened by fallout from the European crisis that began in Greece.

"We don't take anything for granted. We have to keep pushing forward and we should not be careless about pulling out of our stimulative efforts too quickly," Axelrod said.
He raised the example of Japan's economic stagnation and deflation in the 1990s to warn of the dangers the United States could face if it allows the stimulus to lapse too quickly.




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

Obama NO! NO!....HELL NO!

STOP the spending!!!

If the teachers didn’t pay so much to the unions, they wouldn’t need as much. This is nothing but another special interest bailout.

Can you believe these idiots are still wanting to spend MORE to solve the mess the democRATS created?
It is insanity. Obama is hell bent on destroying the economy.

This is a clear bailout for SEIU and other government workers unions. Amd the SEIU spends this money on donating to campaigns of democrats........ such as the November election coming up. We have topay for THIER side to freaking win?????? DAMN these people and DAMN obama!

He is working on all fronts to destroy us and it is obvious that he takes pleasure in each situation that he causes in which sane people say “What the F are you doing???!!”




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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (2)


Rancher Shoots Video of Armed Mexicans Invading America


From Sean Hannity's show.



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Secure Border Intelligence website

This is a must see website, you can click on the red dots and see various videos they have done.


Just one example, here is the Tucson area...........Armed men escort drug loads north from the U.S. Mexican Border. They activated trail cameras planted by concerned citizens near the Tohono O'odham reservation, more than 75 miles from the border.


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


And we are stuck with a dictator that ignores our law about illegals, and hates what AZ has done. The world is upside down.



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


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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM


Obama Turned Down Britain’s Offer to Help Clean Up BP oil Rig Spill





OBAMA SINGS KICK ASS SONG?!?!



Obama turned down Britain’s offer to help clean up BP oil rig spill

Times Online co.uk

It wasn’t just the Netherlands who offered to help with the disaster.

Top officials in the British Cabinet offered assistance to help clean up the oil spill a few days after the explosion. The Obama Administration turned them down because they did not have the correct paperwork.
A high-level British offer of help to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was rebuffed by America shortly after the accident, fuelling fresh fears of political tension between the two countries over the disaster.
A few days after the BP-leased rig sank on April 22, the Cabinet Office made a direct offer to the US State Department to airlift half of Britain’s 1,200-tonne stockpile of chemical dispersants, The Times has learnt.
At the time there was an urgent demand for fresh supplies. The offer to provide the chemicals, at the cost price of £3 million, was made through diplomatic channels and via the Civil Contingency Secretariat, the Government’s emergency planning unit.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, which was also involved in drafting the plan, said that the US had chosen not to accept the offer. Officials said the US claimed that the chemicals held in Britain did not have the correct paperwork.


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


What has Obama done?- turned down help from other Countries, banned help from the American citizenry, barred the media, accused, threatened lawsuits, blamed others, lowered profits, killed jobs, demoralized the American citizens and the hole is not plugged.

That, more than the spilling oil, represents Obama’s failure of leadership. His failure to want to help. This is what will be remembered as his failure. He willed, he cursed, he blurted, and wanted to kick ass. But he would not help.


Obama’s coolness under pressure — was actually decision-making paralysis masquerading as coolness.

In an AP story, it has been learned that the Bush Administration cited the Deep Water Horizon (The oil rig that sank after an oil well it dug in the Gulf of Mexico exploded) for six safety violations in less than five years beginning in 2002, but the Obama Administration gave it a safety award last year.

British business on Wednesday expressed alarm at the “inappropriate” and in-creasingly aggressive rhetoric being deployed against BP by President Barack Obama, warning that the attacks on the oil company could affect energy security and damage wider transatlantic industry relations.
But electing Obama was supposed to help our image around the world, right? Right?


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM


Country Music Legend Jimmy Dean Dies at His Virginia Home ~ 1928-2010





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Jimmy Deans PT-109 Theme Song Set To The Movie Of The Same Name Staring Cliff Robertson


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Jimmy Dean: 1928-2010

Country music legend dies at his Virginia home

The legendary country singer Jimmy Dean has passed away unexpectedly in Richmond, Virginia at the age of 81. Dean is best known for his hit song “Big Bad John” and for the sausage company he started that bears his name.

CBS News: Country music singer and business entrepreneur Jimmy Dean has died at the age of 81.

The country music legend, singer, television host, actor, and businessman died Sunday night inside his Henrico (Va.) home overlooking the James River, reports CBS station WTVR in Richmond.

The station spoke with Dean’s wife, Donna, Sunday night. She was grieving and said the following:

“I definitely need my privacy right now, and am not available for interviews. My husband died of natural causes, and funeral services are pending”.

Donna Dean told the station her husband died at 7:54 p.m. Sunday night.

She told The Associated Press that he had some health problems but was still functioning well, so his death came as a shock. She said he was eating in front of the television. She left the room for a time and came back and he was unresponsive.

"He was amazing," she said. "He had a lot of talents."

Four months ago, Dean, who had a number one hit "Big Bad John" in 1961, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Born in 1928, Dean was raised in poverty in Plainview, Texas, and dropped out of high school after the ninth grade. He went on to a successful entertainment career in the 1950s and '60s that included the nationally televised "The Jimmy Dean Show."

In 1969, Dean went into the sausage business, starting the Jimmy Dean Meat Co. in his hometown. He sold the company to Sara Lee Corp. in 1984.

Dean lived in semiretirement with his wife, who is a songwriter and recording artist, on their 200-acre estate just outside Richmond, where he enjoyed investing, boating and watching the sun set over the James River.

In 2009 a fire gutted their home, but his Grammy for "Big Bad John," a puppet made by Muppets creator Jim Henson, a clock that had belonged to Prince Charles and Princess Diana and other valuables were saved. Lost were a collection of celebrity-autographed books, posters of Dean with Elvis Presley and other prized possessions.


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

I’m sorry to hear this....RIP Big Jim!

May God bless his family.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM


June 13, 2010

Air Force Prepares for Homeland Defense and a Important Video From Mark Levin




Air Force Prepares for Homeland Defense

American Thinker

For the first time ever, the Air Force is preparing to fight an enemy on American soil. From the US Air Force:


Three units representing each component of the Air Force made history here May 16 through 23 when they successfully completed the first homeland defense operational readiness inspection.

The ORI, held at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center here, was administered by the Air Mobility Command Inspector General on a trial basis, but it may help pave the way for future inspections, officials said.
"For the very first time, the U.S. Air Force has validated a unit's wartime capability to defend the homeland by fighting an enemy right here on U.S. soil," said Col. Greg Nelson, the commander of the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Airlift Wing, which served as the lead organization for the ORI. (emphasis added)


As the report states, this is the first time in history the Air Force has conducted an operational readiness inspection (ORI) of this magnitude.


What "enemy" could they be preparing to fight against on U.S. soil?


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Units make history with Air Force's first homeland defense ORI

U.S. Air Force

by Maj. Dale Greer

123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs Officer

GULFPORT, MISS.

AFNS


Three units representing each component of the Air Force made history here May 16 through 23 when they successfully completed the first homeland defense operational readiness inspection.

The ORI, held at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center here, was administered by the Air Mobility Command Inspector General on a trial basis, but it may help pave the way for future inspections, officials said.

"For the very first time, the U.S. Air Force has validated a unit's wartime capability to defend the homeland by fighting an enemy right here on U.S. soil," said Col. Greg Nelson, the commander of the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Airlift Wing, which served as the lead organization for the ORI.
"That represents a major shift in the way Air Force (leaders evaluate) unit readiness, because it puts the focus in our own backyard, rather than a simulated overseas location where these evaluations are usually staged," he said.

The inspection was a total force effort, with the 123rd Airlift Wing representing the Air National Guard; the 317th Airlift Group from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, providing active-duty forces; and the 70th Aerial Port Squadron from Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., contributing Air Force Reserve members and equipment.

As with traditional ORIs, this one tested the ability of each unit to mobilize Airmen and equipment, fly to a remote site, operate in a hostile environment, defend against enemy attacks, and redeploy back home, all while AMC inspectors evaluated every phase of the operation.

Unlike traditional ORIs, in this one the participants were tasked with supporting civil authorities while fighting an unconventional foe in the United States. In the past, ORIs have typically required units to deploy to simulated overseas bases and defend against conventional military forces.

"I'm pleased to say that all three units passed this new test with flying colors," Colonel Nelson said. "We are ready to perform our mission of theater airlift anytime, anywhere, whether it be in support of our allies abroad or here at home in defense of the United States of America."

The ORI scenario that played out in Mississippi required more than 300 Kentucky Air Guard members to establish operations in concert with about 175 Airmen from the Texas and Florida units, forming the notional 104th Air Expeditionary Wing.

All three organizations worked seamlessly to launch theater airlift and medical evacuation sorties across the Gulf Coast region, supporting U.S. Northern Command missions and civil authorities, while foiling multiple attacks by well-organized terrorists.

The inspection posed an unusually challenging environment because of extreme weather conditions and several eleventh-hour changes caused by the non-availability of infrastructure, Colonel Nelson said.

"We didn't flinch. We didn't whine. We didn't push back to any challenge, from changes in taskings, to changes in locations, to changes in facilities at the last minute," he said. "(With temperatures hovering near 100 degrees), it also was the hottest ORI the team chief had even seen. But we maintained a great attitude, we operated safely, and we performed our mission with a level of excellence that makes me proud.
"Even more significant, this inspection marked the first time that any Air Force unit has been wartime validated in support of the security and defense of the United States of America. That's huge," Colonel Nelson said.

Col. Dan Dagher, the 317th Airlift Group commander, agreed.

"The 317th (AG), 123rd (AW) and 70th (APS) are ready -- and now tested -- to meet the challenge, reduce human suffering and save lives," he said. "If an attack on the homeland happens, we will be the first responders. Americans can sleep better knowing that the 317th (AG), 123rd (AW) and 70th (APS) can provide defense support to civil authorities in the United States, and that the very survival of thousands of ... Americans rests on our now-tested ability to immediately respond and perform mass-casualty medical evacuations after a chemical attack."

Colonel Nelson said the idea for a homeland defense/homeland security ORI originated at the Kentucky Air Guard, whose leaders asked AMC to consider using the alternate approach because it better reflects the realities of a post-9/11 world in which homeland defense has taken center stage.

"Almost everything that an airlift wing would do in support of a real-world homeland security/homeland defense mission, whether it be response to a terrorist attack on U.S. soil or humanitarian aid following a hurricane, would be in support of a lead civilian agency at the federal, state or local level," Colonel Nelson said. "As a result, the overall command and control aspects are completely different from those of an overseas operation.
"So we took our plan to the IG and said, 'You need to evaluate us on this,'" Colonel Nelson said. "They thought our approach had a lot of merit, and agreed to implement it on a trial basis. A lot of changes were required to make this approach work, but the IG developed new scenarios to test the interoperability of Department of Defense, federal, state and local agencies in defense of the homeland. As a result, our ORI provided a unique opportunity to validate how we provide tactical airlift during an emergency in the United States."


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There is also this by Mark Levin. He speaks about what Obama said about sending Swat teams to the Gulf! A Must video! SWAT Teams from the Dept. of the Inteior???? Mark is awesome in this video!!




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

Like Mark said in the video, why!??

The last I heard Obama has not even called BP and talked to them about what has happened. He is all about control, threats, more control and take over but not doing the right thing.


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


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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (9)


Barbara Boxer: Our Greatest National-Security Threat Facing Our Troops and USA ...Carbon Dioxide




We've had four terrorist attacks in less than a year, two of which succeeded in killing people and another two which only failed because of the incompetence of the terrorist. Iran is a year or less away from getting a nuclear weapon. Turkey is rapidly sliding towards Islamism. North Korea is doing their best to restart the Korean War.

And what does Barbara Boxer think is the greatest national-security threat facing us in the next generation? Carbon dioxide.


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


Please God make it stop!

She has the IQ of a roll of toilet paper I swear!



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (13)


Awesome Chrysler Commercial That Aired During The World Cup Soccer





The Dodge Brand debuts its latest commercial featuring the 2010 Dodge Challenger. The new commercial, titled "Freedom," was created in honor of the match between USA and England at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


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

What a wonderful commercial.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:49 AM | Comments (5)


Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit on Nile-TV Obama told me he is still a Muslim, who supports the Muslim agenda





Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit and Obama

This is about what Egypt Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said on Nile-TV in regards to Obama confirming he is a Muslim. This was a statement by Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit on Nile-TV. It was made on the «Round table show.


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Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said he had a one-on-one meeting with Obama, in which President Obama told him that he was still a Muslim, the son of a Muslim father, the stepson of Muslim stepfather, that his half brothers in Kenya are Muslims, and that he was sympathetic towards the Muslim agenda.


Finally, during the week of 14-18th of January 2010, just on the eve of my winter tour to the US, Rachel picked up a Nile TV broadcast in which Egyptian Foreign Minister Abul Gheit said on the "Round Table Show" that he had had a one on one meeting with Obama who swore to him that he was a Moslem, the son of a Moslem father and step-son of Moslem step-father, that his half-brothers in Kenya were Moslems, and that he was loyal to the Moslem agenda. He asked that the Moslem world show patience. Obama promised that once he overcame some domestic American problems (Healthcare), that he would show the Moslem world what he would do with Israel.


This is according to Israel Today here. Here is the passage from the May 2010 issue of "Israel Today." It is on page 3 in an article titled "Obama, a 'Strategic Catastrophe,'" by Aviel Schneider:

The feeling among the Israeli public is that Obama is appeasing the Muslim world at the expense of Israel. “The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim,” said Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Nile TV.


That could explain why Obama has instructed that the term “Islamic extremism” no longer be used in official government documents and statements. Furthermore, the US is now accusing Israel of harming American interests in the Middle East. General David Petraeus, the head of US Central Command, said Israel’s intransigence on resolving the conflict with the Palestinians is endangering US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Even the US Congress considers Obama’s behavior toward Netanyahu humiliating. Three-quarters of the House of Representatives, 337 of 435 members, signed a bipartisan letter to Clinton expressing “deep concern over recent tension” between the two countries, and demanding that it be smoothed over quickly and in private.

“Obama is a real problem for Israel,” a senior official told told Yediot. “He is Israel’s biggest strategic catastrophe.” The newspaper also quoted another official who believes that for the first time Washington has switched sides. “The Obama White House is putting pressure only on Israel but does not expect anything from the Palestinians,” he said. “These American demands are unacceptable.”

Egyptian minister: Obama told me he is a Muslim


This was a statement by Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit on Nile-TV. It was made on the «Round table shows.

This is the statement recorded:

Adul Gheit said he had a one-on-one meeting with Obama, where the US President told him that He was still a Muslim, the son of a Muslim father, the step son of Muslim stepfather, that his half brothers in Kenya are Muslims, and that he was sympathetic towards the Muslim agenda.
Adul Gheit claimed Obama told the Arabs to show patience. Obama promised that once he overcame some domestic issues, like the Health care reform, he would show the Muslim World how to deal with Israel.

Source: Israeli magazine, Israel today and H/T Bare Naked Islam ....Bare Naked Islam posted this story MAY 5TH. Thank you BNI.
also H/T Atlas Shrugs



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There is also this video I have posted before as well as many other blogs have posted this. It goes along with what this post is about and shows just how important Islam is to Obama and how important it is to him to push it on our country. ~ Wild Thing




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

Very scary, very concerning times we are living in.

Add in his statement.......""The Muslim Call to Prayer is one of the Prettiest Sounds on Earth" - said Barack Obama to the New York Times


Obama and his agenda, both Muslim and dictatorship with big government. Then there is also his buddy Van Jones ( and the Progressive groups) calling for “confrontational protests” against those of us who might oppose what is happening.


Anything Obama says, anything he does, anything he has done or will do is a lie. His past is a lie, his future is a lie. His soul is a lie. I absolutely believe that this man is Evil incarnate.



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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (3)


How Russians Handle Somali Pirates






Translation from website of video ( Russian to English)


This videotape shows Russian Navy commandos on a Somalian pirate ship shortly after the pirates had captured a Russian oil tanker......

The commandos sunk the pirate ship along with the pirates and without any court proceedings, lawyers etc. That is, they used the anti-piracy laws of the 18th and 19th centuries where the captain of the rescuing ship has the right to decide what to do with the pirates. Usually, they were hung....."



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

The Russian Navy does what US Navy could, but is not allowed to do!

During the 80’s when Lebanon was in turmoil, the muzzies captured two Russians and held them. the Ruskies sent in a team, killed all those who held the captives, then went around and killed their families. Result: No more Russians taken hostage!

Russia is preserving freedom of the seas. Obama is trying to socialize freedom of the seas. Then Obama also goes against Israel for trying to protect itself.



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



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


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


Home Depot Official Sponsor of Which Country's World Cup Soccer Team????




Home Depot official sponsor of which country's World Cup soccer team?

American Thinker

As the US meets England in World Cup soccer play, one of America's major retailers is celebrating by backing the team of our neighbor Mexico.

I suppose the influx of Latin Americans into the construction industry might have something to do with this. Still it does seem a bit odd that Home Depot offers no support to the US soccer team.


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Web site,

www.WeHireAliens.com

The site lists 200-plus companies, some of which are in San Diego County.


On the site, people are invited from around the country to post complaints about specific companies, from large corporations to mom-and-pop businesses. Also posted are addresses, phone numbers, corporate logos and even photographs in some cases.



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And this from AP


Home Depot and Illegal immigrants


PHOENIX

Many of the cars that once stopped in the Home Depot parking lot to pick up day laborers to hang drywall or do landscaping now just drive on by.
Arizona's sweeping immigration bill allows police to arrest illegal immigrant day laborers seeking work on the street or anyone trying to hire them.


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

And something else tool Home Depot will NOT allow Salvation Army bellringers at Christmas time. But they do allow illegals to hang around out front.


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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 05:45 AM | Comments (6)


Motion Sickness From Washington By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.



Someone sent this to me and I thought it fit well with this write up below.


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Motion Sickness From Washington

By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Common sense and self-preservation have been turned upside down and backwards by the Destructionists in Washington. The reason is simple---dunces enamored by promises for undefined ‘change’ have voted liberal extremists into power for the first time in American history. Every week the list of idiotic decisions by the current Administration gets longer. Practical solutions to problems are replaced by misguided ideology which not only compounds current problems, but creates new ones. Unfortunately for us, that gives them plenty of opportunities to ‘let no crisis go to waste’ (Rahm Emanuel).

Americans are fed up with crises nurtured by the Obama Administration. Every week we hopscotch from one disaster to another digging America into a deeper hole on the global landscape. A few weeks ago Mr. Obama hosted Mexico’s president who was allowed to publicly condemn enforcement of our Federal laws by Arizona. This was quickly followed by an apology to China, a leader in human rights violations, for the ‘inhumane’ Arizona law which protects citizens from invasion by illegals. The Obama Administration’s response to Arizona was to send lawyers from the Justice Dept and to race-bait the populace.

Almost simultaneously, we learn the Dutch, one of several nations worldwide who possess technology to clean up massive oil spills, were turned away by the Obama Administration on the 3rd day after the BP rig exploded. The Dutch were told they were not needed. I have witnessed numerous interviews of CEOs and inventors who have methods of skimming vast quantities of oil from the sea, but each one notes lack of response by the Administration to their overtures.


Instead, the Administration sends lawyers to investigate for possible criminal charges against BP. Even worse, the liberal extremists who run the circus react by enacting a moratorium on drilling activity, despite recommendations to the contrary by industry advisors, ignoring the dire consequences to the fragile American economy which will result along with the greater risk inherent in shutting down active drilling ops.


What is missing here is not the entrepreneurial input which has always made America a world leader for dealing with catastrophic events, but rather the lack of receptivity by our rogue government for practical private-sector solutions.

We all recognize that the BP rig explosion is a serious incident. And most of us know that accidents will happen. This was the first time a rig explosion of this magnitude has occurred despite many decades of offshore drilling. But the opportunistic Left just this week gave the EPA broad powers to regulate environmental ‘pollutants’, heretofore a power delegated only to Congress.

This is their backdoor approach to cap and trade, a product of the Left’s ideology which replaces practical common sense energy solutions such as drilling in ANWR (Alaska) as well as further development of offshore drilling while nuclear energy and oil shale resources are developed.

How ironic that this ‘clean green energy’ Administration run by lunatics will go down in history as ignoring well-known practical solutions to cleaning up the BP spill, thus resulting in the biggest environmental catastrophe ever, while simultaneously weakening America’s security by blocking time-efficient development of energy self-sufficiency.

Did you vote for them?


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

Excellent write up. I really believe Obama wants this to fail and then take over the drilling and ban 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 05:44 AM | Comments (3)


Rabbi Who Exposed Thomas Gets Death Threats




(Israelnationalnews.com)


Rabbi David Nesenoff's interview with Helen Thomas revealed the long-time journalist's hateful views on Israeli Jews, who she said should “go back to Poland.” Now, Nesenoff has become the target of anti-Jewish hate, and has received many death threats and thousands of pieces of hate mail.

Nesenoff told the American Fox News channel that he had received emails calling for a Holocaust, and threats against his family. “We've got one specific one saying, 'We're going to kill the Jews, watch your back,'” he said.
"Thomas is just a little cherry on top of this huge, huge sundae of hate in America,” he added.

The rabbi has decided to post the hate mail online, without censoring out vulgarities or threats.

His blog ........RabbiLive.com

From his website I see it says he will be interviewed ........Rabbi Nesenoff will be appearing on CNN Reliable Sources on Sunday ...today June 13 at 11 AM.

Shortly after her comments reached the mainstream media, her employer, the Hearst Corporation, announced that the 89-year-old reported would be retiring immediately.

Nesenoff Flooded With Death Threats For Helen Thomas Video

He has gotten quite a few letters of support. But he has gotten a tsunami of hate mail, littered with obscenities and spelling mistakes. His web site rabbilive.com is now publishing the hatred that has littered his e mail. Some people tell him to “watch your back”. Others rise to the level of credible death threats. Anyone who hits “send” with Nesenoff as the intended recipient should expect him to cooperate with law enforcement if there is a death threat involved.

Some of the 25,000 hate e mails, which are printed in their uncensored entirety on Nesenoff’s web site read as follows.

Tom Shields writes under the subject line of F… you ! you are a dirty Jew. ” Hittler was right! Time for you to go back into the oven.

The comments on the Youtube videos are not much better

Lionheart1965 wrote. “Hitler should be punished for not COMPLETING his job.

At the top of Nesenoff’s page devoted to hate mail is a picture of Charles Manson with a swasticas tatooed between his eyes. Nesenoff did what any reporter would do. He went to a public event with a video camera and recorded what a public figure had to say. And it has triggered an outpouring of hatred.


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Wild Thing's ciomment......

When the IDF soldiers were doing the right thing and getting attacked then fighting back. There was an outrage at the IDF and Israel by people that are anti-Semitic and also hate Israel. To show support for Israel and the IDF, I wore one of my IDF t-shirts I have when I went to the gym and then out to lunch with Nicholas. I have a bunch of them I got over the years that have various quotes on them about the IDF, the Mossad. IDF Special Forces etc.

One of the days I did this, an older couple stopped us as we were leaving the restaurant. The woman wanted to know wasn't I afraid to wear something pro Israel. I told her no, not at all that all I felt was total support for awesome warriors that are fighting the same evil our country is facing. Then she said " I am Jewish and I would be terrified to wear something like that." I told her you don't have to, those of us that support Israel will do it. Sometimes it is easier for someone to defend another then themselves. I told her I feel the same way about our own military, our troops today and our Veterans. That we must never forget their service and sacrifice and support them always.

She and her husband asked some more questions, I gave them a card for Theodore's World so they could check out my blog and I shared with them how I am surrounded by the most wonderful, dedicated patriots, Veterans and friends that are also a part of TW.


Reading this about the attacks on the Rabbi, once again we see how bold the haters are. Just my opinion but we need to be just as bold, just as outspoken and not go silent when we see either our own country being destroyed, our troops being attacked like by Code Pink etc. or our friend Israel and their IDF being lied about and slandered.

So far it has been almost all Republicans have stood front and center to defend Israel.


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


June 12, 2010

" I can't suck it up with a straw," Obama says of Gulf Oil Spill




New York Post


Obama told Louisiana residents battling against the Gulf oil spill that he couldn't "suck it up with a straw" during his recent visit to the region, it emerged Friday.

The president's previously unseen comments were posted in a video on the White House website.

"Even though I'm president of the United States, my power is not limitless," he told residents from Grand Isle as they sat round a table together.
"So I can't dive down there and plug the hole. I can't suck it up with a straw."
"All I can do," Obama continued. "Is make sure that I put honest, hard-working smart people in place to implement this thing."
“I will do everything in my power to do right by you guys. And everybody along the coast."



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

Sucking is something he excels at.


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Wake UP Obama Voters Obama Hates YOU and America ~ Obama Does Boxer Fund Raiser Instead of Gulf Memorial Service





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President attended fundraiser during Gulf memorial service


CNN


Obama skipped the Memorial Service for the 11 workers who died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion because he was attending a fundraiser for Barbara Boxer.

According his official schedule, President Obama did not attend the May 25 memorial service in Jackson, Mississippi for the workers who died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion because he was en route to a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, in San Francisco.

At Thursday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked why Obama did not attend the service. The president’s spokesman answered, “I’d have to look at the schedule. I don’t know the answer.”

CNN examined the president’s schedule for that day, and according to it, the president left the White House at 2:55 p.m. EST en route to Andrews Air Force Base for the cross-country flight to the San Francisco fundraiser.



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

Interesting that CNN is running this story. Hussein’s top priority is Hussein.



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


Gibbs Asked About Obama Social Security Number







White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs being asked about President Obama’s Social Security Number by Worldnet Daily reporter Lester Kinsolving. It is interesting to note that Gibbs himself then raised the issue of Obama’s “birth certificate” with Kinsolving, rather than answering the “Social Security Number” question.

Since the Social Security question is related to a belief by some that Obama was not born in the United States, Gibbs asked Kinsolving if he thought the President was born in the United States, and he said “I don’t know.” It was a bizarre exchange for a White House that attacks everyone for questioning the President’s “birth certificate,” to have the White House Press Secretary be the one to actually utter the words “birth certificate.”



Gibbs sidesteps Obama's Social Security Number

Asked about affidavits that president's ID was assigned to Connecticut address


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The White House apparently isn't going to be answering questions about a mystery uncovered by private investigators, who, working independently, found that President Obama is using a Social Security number set aside for applicants in Connecticut, while there is no record he ever had a mailing address there.

WND previously reported the investigators discovered that the number was issued between 1977 and 1979 – while Obama's employment reportedly dates back to 1975 at a Baskin-Robbins ice-cream shop in Oahu, Hawaii.

The questions were raised by affidavits filed separately in a presidential eligibility lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia by Ohio licensed private investigator Susan Daniels and Colorado private investigator John N. Sampson.

The investigators believe Obama needs to explain why he is using a Social Security number reserved for Connecticut applicants that was issued at a date later than he is known to have held employment.

Robert Siciliano, president and CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com and a nationally recognized expert on identity theft, agrees the Social Security number should be questioned.

"I know Social Security numbers have been issued to people in states where they don't live, but there's usually a good reason the person applied for a Social Security number in a different state," Siciliano told WND for its earlier report.

WND asked Siciliano whether he thought the question was one the White House should answer.

"Yes," he replied. "In the case of President Obama, I really don't know what the good reason would be that he has a Social Security number issued in Connecticut when we know he was a resident of Hawaii."

Siciliano is a frequent expert guest on identify theft on cable-television networks, including CNN, CNBC and the Fox News Channel.

WND reported Daniels and Sampson each used a different database showing Obama is using a Social Security number beginning with 042.

WND has further confirmed that the Social Security number in question links to Obama in the online records maintained by the Selective Service System. Inserting the Social Security number, his birth date and his last name produces a valid Selective Service number.

To verify the number was issued by the Social Security Administration for applicants in Connecticut, Daniels used a Social Security number verification database. She found that the numbers immediately before and immediately after Obama's were issued to Connecticut applicants between the years 1977 and 1979.

"There is obviously a case of fraud going on here," Daniels maintained. "In 15 years of having a private investigator's license in Ohio, I've never seen the Social Security Administration make a mistake of issuing a Connecticut Social Security number to a person who lived in Hawaii. There is no family connection that would appear to explain the anomaly."

There is no indication in the limited background documentation released by the Obama 2008 presidential campaign or by the White House to establish that Obama ever lived in Connecticut.

Nor is there any suggestion in Obama's autobiography, "Dreams From My Father," that he ever had a Connecticut address.

Also, nothing can be found in the public record that indicates Obama visited Connecticut during his high-school years.

Continue HERE for the rest of the article




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

This was a good exchange Gibbs goes mum as a bum.



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Why is Obama Handing out Millions of Dollars to Terrorists? by Patrick Brown





Why is Obama Handing out Millions of Dollars to Terrorists?

Expose Obama

by Patrick Brown


On Wednesday, Obama announced that the U.S. will be sending Palestine 400 million dollars of aid after a lengthy meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. According to Obama, the money is for “assistance for housing, school construction, [and] business development.” Ten million dollars of this amount is funding for school construction in the Gaza strip.

School construction? There can’t be anything wrong with that, right? Besides the glaring problem that the U.S. is 13 trillion dollars in debt and can ill afford to fund Palestinian construction projects, the main problem is that Israel has spent the last few years (highlighted by the recent incident with the activist flotilla) trying to keep construction materials out of Gaza because of the high likelihood that such materials will be used by Hamas to construct bunkers and rocket launching sites used to attack Israeli cities. Sure, there will be promises that no money will go to Hamas. But how often is aid to countries intercepted by the rulers while the people are left to rot? And why would it be any different with Hamas, a terrorist organization and ally of Iran?

How naive can Obama be? Or does this announcement actually reveal his contempt for Israel and its right to survive? I’m sure 10 million dollars would feel nice in the pockets of terrorists who call America the “Great Satan” and want to wipe Israel off the map.

Obama’s naivety/contempt is also shown by his discussion with President Abbas about Palestinian incitement. Prior to the meeting, White House officials hosted a leadership meeting of the Jewish advocacy group, the Orthodox Union, and promised that Obama would confront Abbas about Palestinian incitement of violence.

Abbas’ response to this was simple: “I say in front of you, Mr. President, that we have nothing to do with incitement against Israel, and we’re not doing that.”

Obama evidently took this at face value and proceeded to promise Abbas 400 million dollars rather than call out this bald-faced lie. The fact that Obama earlier promised Jewish leaders to confront the encouragement of violence shows that he had at least some knowledge of Palestinian incitement, which he obviously chose to ignore.
A recent report by the Palestinian Media Watch shows the truth about Abbas and the Palestinian Authority’s incitement of its people to hate Israel.


According to the report, “Official PA TV continues to teach children to envision a world in which Israel does not exist and all of Israel is instead part of the “State of Palestine.” One official statement on PA TV a few weeks ago said that all the cities that are now within Israel should be part of Palestine and told all Jews to get out and go back to their homeland in Poland. Hmm, didn’t now-former White House correspondent Helen Thomas say something very similar recently? Maybe she got her ideas from watching a little late-night Palestinian TV.

It seems Obama would rather provide material aid to enemies of the U.S and her allies than call out the Palestinian president’s lie. Why are we giving Palestine 400 million dollars of U.S money at a time when we have 13 trillion dollars of national debt and when much of the aid may land in the hands of Hamas? Obama will to have to answer some tough questions in the days ahead.

Update: If there was any question of Obama’s attitude toward Israel, William Kristol reported today that Obama will be supporting an anti-Israel resolution in the UN next week. It seems Obama’s true feelings are starting to come out.



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

Good article.

Obama will to have to answer some tough questions in the days ahead.


I don't think Obama will have to answer to anthing or anyone. Not unless some in power including the media grow a pair as they say. There is only so much people like Mike Pence, John Boehner, Ryan, DeMint, Bachmann,Cantor , etc, can do. Coming down hard on Obama is going to have to come from the left, from democrat lites that do not want their party to be known as the one that destroyed our country...just my opinion.



....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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Good Man! Governor Bobby Jindal Upset With the White House







Governor Bobby Jindal Upset With the White House

"White hot" Governor Jindal angry at the drilling moratorium, says there "not a real understanding the way this industry works" .......




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And this is Charlotte Randolf, President of Lafourche Parish LA, says she was used by Obama




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

I bet there are a lot of people in LA now that voted for Obama and are wide awake as to how awful he is.


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REP. Ted Poe Republican Texas on OBAMA's Mandatory Use of CFL Light Bulbs








REP. Ted Poe Republican Texas speaking in the U.S. House on the energy savings bill, and the mandatory use of CFL light bulbs. From C-SPAN


Wild Thing's comment......

Ted Poe is good, I loved the way he walked us through.



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Despicable On So Many Levels Gov. Charlie Crist Vetoes Abortion Bill



The Republican Party of Florida releases a new ad exposing Charlie Crist for his numerous flip-flops.


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TALLAHASSEE

As he positions himself to the center in the U.S. Senate race, Gov. Charlie Crist on Friday vetoed a measure requiring most women to pay for an ultrasound and hear a description of the fetus before they can have an abortion.

"This bill places an inappropriate burden on woman seeking to terminate a pregnancy," Crist said in his veto message.
Anti-abortion advocates and Crist's Republican critics in the Legislature immediately pounced on the decision. John Stemberger, head of the Florida Family Policy Council, called the veto "profoundly disappointing" and said it's now "crystal clear that he's pro-abortion."

Crist's move marks the third veto of a high-priority bill passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature. While lawmakers were still in session and he was still a Republican, Crist vetoed a campaign finance bill that he said would reinstate legislative "slush funds." He also vetoed a controversial teacher tenure bill that earned him wide acclaim among educators.

"Individuals hold strong personal views on the issue of life, as do I," Crist wrote. "However, personal views should not result in laws that unwisely expand the role of government and coerce people to obtain medical tests or procedures that are not medically necessary."

The other major candidates in the Senate race — though on opposite sides of the issue — harshly criticized Crist for the veto. Republican Marco Rubio noted that Crist has recently removed the "pro-life/family" section of his website.


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

I really really don't like this guy. He would sell his soul to Satan if Satan wanted it.



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June 11, 2010

Democrats In Senate Reject Move to Block Greenhouse Gas Regs


Republican senators highlight the dangers of allowing the EPA to draft its own regulations on greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA's plan would result in lost jobs and burden American families and businesses with high energy taxes. Congress, not unaccountable federal bureaucrats, should be drafting carbon regulations.


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Senate Rejects Move to Block Greenhouse Gas Regs

The vote was 53-47...........


53 Democrats rejected a bid by Republicans to block the new restrictions on American manufacturing!


AP

The Senate has rejected a bid to stop the Obama administration from imposing regulations on greenhouse gases, giving a boost to President Barack Obama as he pursues broader clean energy legislation.

Senators turned back a resolution that would have rescinded the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

Supporters of the measure, mostly Republicans, argued that the EPA had usurped the authority of Congress to set climate policy and that the EPA regulations would increase energy costs and kill jobs.

But the White House, which threatened to veto the measure, said depriving the EPA of its ability to regulate carbon and other greenhouse emissions would result in greater dependence on oil and more pollution.

Continue article HERE


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Question: On the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Proceed to S.J. Res. 26 )
Vote Number: 184 Vote Date: June 10, 2010, 03:52 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Motion to Proceed Rejected
Vote Counts:
YEAs 47
NAYs 53


Alphabetical by Senator Name

Akaka (D-HI), Nay
Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Barrasso (R-WY), Yea
Baucus (D-MT), Nay
Bayh (D-IN), Yea
Begich (D-AK), Nay
Bennet (D-CO), Nay
Bennett (R-UT), Yea
Bingaman (D-NM), Nay
Bond (R-MO), Yea
Boxer (D-CA), Nay
Brown (D-OH), Nay
Brown (R-MA), Yea
Brownback (R-KS), Yea
Bunning (R-KY), Yea
Burr (R-NC), Yea
Burris (D-IL), Nay
Byrd (D-WV), Nay
Cantwell (D-WA), Nay
Cardin (D-MD), Nay
Carper (D-DE), Nay
Casey (D-PA), Nay
Chambliss (R-GA), Yea
Coburn (R-OK), Yea
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Conrad (D-ND), Nay
Corker (R-TN), Yea
Cornyn (R-TX), Yea
Crapo (R-ID), Yea
DeMint (R-SC), Yea
Dodd (D-CT), Nay
Dorgan (D-ND), Nay
Durbin (D-IL), Nay
Ensign (R-NV), Yea
Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Feingold (D-WI), Nay
Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
Franken (D-MN), Nay
Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay
Graham (R-SC), Yea
Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Gregg (R-NH), Yea
Hagan (D-NC), Nay
Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
Inouye (D-HI), Nay
Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Johanns (R-NE), Yea
Johnson (D-SD), Nay
Kaufman (D-DE), Nay
Kerry (D-MA), Nay
Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
Kohl (D-WI), Nay
Kyl (R-AZ), Yea
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Nay
Leahy (D-VT), Nay
LeMieux (R-FL), Yea
Levin (D-MI), Nay
Lieberman (ID-CT), Nay
Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Yea
McCain (R-AZ), Yea
McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
Merkley (D-OR), Nay
Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Murray (D-WA), Nay
Nelson (D-FL), Nay
Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Nay
Reid (D-NV), Nay
Risch (R-ID), Yea
Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Schumer (D-NY), Nay
Sessions (R-AL), Yea
Shaheen (D-NH), Nay
Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Specter (D-PA), Nay
Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Tester (D-MT), Nay
Thune (R-SD), Yea
Udall (D-CO), Nay
Udall (D-NM), Nay
Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Voinovich (R-OH), Yea
Warner (D-VA), Nay
Webb (D-VA), Nay
Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Wyden (D-OR)



Wild Thing's comment......

OMG these people HATE our country!!!! Between this and the adverse effect of the Gulf drilling ban, this is all too much to stand!!!

Watch them cram as much through as they can between now and November. Pray for our survival until then.

I sure hope all this being done by the dems and Obama can be changed back, and undone.


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Obama's Goal Is Economic Collapse.....Tax Hikes and the 2011 Economic Collapse



Tax Hikes and the 2011 Economic Collapse

Today's corporate profits reflect an income shift into 2010. These profits will tumble next year, preceded most likely by the stock market.

The Wall Street Journal

People can change the volume, the location and the composition of their income, and they can do so in response to changes in government policies.

It shouldn't surprise anyone that the nine states without an income tax are growing far faster and attracting more people than are the nine states with the highest income tax rates. People and businesses change the location of income based on incentives.

Likewise, who is gobsmacked when they are told that the two wealthiest Americans—Bill Gates and Warren Buffett—hold the bulk of their wealth in the nontaxed form of unrealized capital gains? The composition of wealth also responds to incentives. And it's also simple enough for most people to understand that if the government taxes people who work and pays people not to work, fewer people will work. Incentives matter.

People can also change the timing of when they earn and receive their income in response to government policies.

According to a 2004 U.S. Treasury report, "high income taxpayers accelerated the receipt of wages and year-end bonuses from 1993 to 1992—over $15 billion—in order to avoid the effects of the anticipated increase in the top rate from 31% to 39.6%. At the end of 1993, taxpayers shifted wages and bonuses yet again to avoid the increase in Medicare taxes that went into effect beginning 1994."

Just remember what happened to auto sales when the cash for clunkers program ended. Or how about new housing sales when the $8,000 tax credit ended? It isn't rocket surgery, as the Ivy League professor said.

On or about Jan. 1, 2011, federal, state and local tax rates are scheduled to rise quite sharply. President George W. Bush's tax cuts expire on that date, meaning that the highest federal personal income tax rate will go 39.6% from 35%, the highest federal dividend tax rate pops up to 39.6% from 15%, the capital gains tax rate to 20% from 15%, and the estate tax rate to 55% from zero. Lots and lots of other changes will also occur as a result of the sunset provision in the Bush tax cuts.

Tax rates have been and will be raised on income earned from off-shore investments. Payroll taxes are already scheduled to rise in 2013 and the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) will be digging deeper and deeper into middle-income taxpayers. And there's always the celebrated tax increase on Cadillac health care plans. State and local tax rates are also going up in 2011 as they did in 2010. Tax rate increases next year are everywhere.

Now, if people know tax rates will be higher next year than they are this year, what will those people do this year? They will shift production and income out of next year into this year to the extent possible. As a result, income this year has already been inflated above where it otherwise should be and next year, 2011, income will be lower than it otherwise should be.

Also, the prospect of rising prices, higher interest rates and more regulations next year will further entice demand and supply to be shifted from 2011 into 2010. In my view, this shift of income and demand is a major reason that the economy in 2010 has appeared as strong as it has. When we pass the tax boundary of Jan. 1, 2011, my best guess is that the train goes off the tracks and we get our worst nightmare of a severe "double dip" recession.

In 1981, Ronald Reagan—with bipartisan support—began the first phase in a series of tax cuts passed under the Economic Recovery Tax Act (ERTA), whereby the bulk of the tax cuts didn't take effect until Jan. 1, 1983. Reagan's delayed tax cuts were the mirror image of President Barack Obama's delayed tax rate increases. For 1981 and 1982 people deferred so much economic activity that real GDP was basically flat (i.e., no growth), and the unemployment rate rose to well over 10%.

But at the tax boundary of Jan. 1, 1983 the economy took off like a rocket, with average real growth reaching 7.5% in 1983 and 5.5% in 1984. It has always amazed me how tax cuts don't work until they take effect. Mr. Obama's experience with deferred tax rate increases will be the reverse. The economy will collapse in 2011.

Consider corporate profits as a share of GDP. Today, corporate profits as a share of GDP are way too high given the state of the U.S. economy. These high profits reflect the shift in income into 2010 from 2011. These profits will tumble in 2011, preceded most likely by the stock market.

In 2010, without any prepayment penalties, people can cash in their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), Keough deferred income accounts and 401(k) deferred income accounts. After paying their taxes, these deferred income accounts can be rolled into Roth IRAs that provide after-tax income to their owners into the future. Given what's going to happen to tax rates, this conversion seems like a no-brainer.

The result will be a crash in tax receipts once the surge is past. If you thought deficits and unemployment have been bad lately, you ain't seen nothing yet.



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


THEY ARE PUSHING US OVER THE CLIFF!!! An economic collapse is exactly what Obama wants to have happen.




....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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Call for Obama's Resignation Cites 'Deceit, Fraud, Dishonesty'


Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely


Call for Obama's resignation cites 'deceit, fraud, dishonesty'

'We can wait no longer for a traditional change of power and new government'


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A retired U.S. military leader who now is a presence on the Internet with his Stand Up For America and Veterans Defenders websites has issued a call for President Obama's resignation and a new election to replace him.

The call comes from Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, who served in Vietnam and retired in 1991 from the U.S. Army as deputy commanding general for the Pacific.

"We now must call for the immediate resignation of Barry Soetero (AKA President Barack Hussein Obama) … based on incompetence, deceit, fraud, corruption, dishonesty and violation of the U.S. oath of office and the Constitution," he said in remarks delivered to a Lincoln Reagan dinner in Virginia City, Mont., last week and published today on the Stand Up America website.

"And a call for a national petition for new elections to select the next president of the United States of America must be initiated," he continued. "We can wait no longer for a traditional change of power and new government."

A number of retired military members have sought the removal of Obama from office. They mostly have tried to utilize the courts to challenge his eligibility based on claims he fails to meet the U.S. Constitution's requirement that a president be a "natural born citizen." Few have asserted Obama needs to walk away from the Oval Office for the best of the nation.

"The Declaration of Independence states: '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, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their safety and happiness,'" Vallely said in his remarks.

"We cannot permit the current leaders in the White House and halls of Congress to continue in their efforts to lead us down the road of progressive socialism and destruction of America. This is the current battle that we constitutionalists face, and we must be aggressive in our efforts," he said.

He pointed out that the oath of office for the president is basic, stating, "I do solemnly swear 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 faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

"Sadly, we have seen them violate their oath. Fraud, lying, and corruption are rampant and some have engaged in treasonous activities, and they effectively thumb their noses at us and have sold you to the highest bidder," he said.

"Lincoln issued this warning in his inaugural address, 'Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one. This is a most valuable and sacred right – a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world,'" Vallely said.

"Being a representative republic, not a democracy, 'rising up' means other than revolution by means of arms. The people must 'rise up' from the grass roots across this great country as we think of the greater good of this and future generations. We are limited in the peaceful transfer of power…resignation, death, elections, and impeachment," he said.

"'We the People' have had enough. Enough is enough. The Obama White House and identifiable members of Congress are now on a progressive socialist, treasonous death march and are bankrupting and weakening the country. We have watched them violate their sacred oath of office. 'We, the People' cannot wait for and solely rely on the next round of elections in November of this year. It is now and each day that these public servants must put the citizen's interests above self-interest by resigning immediately," he said.

Vallely graduated from West Point and was commissioned in the Army in 1961. He served 32 years before retiring, including in theaters in Europe and the Pacific Rim.

He saw two tours of combat duty in Vietnam.

He's of late been a military analyst for the Fox News Channel and a lecturer on counter-terrorism. From 1982 to 1986 he commanded the 351st Civil Affairs Command that included all special forces, psychological warfare and civil military units in the Western United States and Hawaii.

He told WND he is speaking as an American citizen who wants to see the nation restored to a role of world leadership peacefully.

Vallely said Obama's record is of failure at just about everything, from the massive buckets of cash handed out in his bailout programs to his instability on foreign policy and his "lack of resolve" on military issues.

He said while he doesn't call himself a "birther," even the issue of Obama's eligibility remains unresolved.

"Certainly as a citizen I don't buy off on his eligibility," he said.

But more significant than Obama's record, history, qualifications or even presidency is the nation's future, he said.

"We cannot continue to self-destruct here."

He said he's calling for the resignation of the president because that's what responsible citizens should be doing. Congress, certainly, is not going to take responsibility and get the job done, he said.

"I want the people to stand up and take government back, peacefully," he told WND.

On Vallely's website, forum participants were in lock-step:

"As a Vietnam veteran and believer in the Constitution I am in full support of these observations and comments," said Ralph Kennedy. "It seems that even the military forces have been in decline along with the political culture in our country since Mr. Obama has been in place. … I applaud the courage and the common sense exhibited by Mr. Vallely in his statement."

Added Ronald Hei, "As a Vietnam veteran and retired military officer, I fully support Gen. Vallely's call for the resignation of Obama. Failing resignation, I call for the petition of the U.S. Congress (existing) for his impeachment for ALL of the transgressions listed above and some not listed."

David J. Austin said, "Our government under the current president has demonstrated moral corruptness in nearly all aspects of its performance. Our country and flag have been disgraced by the actions of Obama. … I would like to see the new Congress, after the 2010 elections, demand his immediate resignation or begin impeachment proceedings."

The topic of Vallely's work also was scheduled to be on the Patriots Heart Network online report tonight.

Peter Ferrara, on the American Spectator website, also has predicted Obama's resignation.

"I am now ready to predict that President Obama will not even make it [to 2012]," he wrote. "I predict that he will resign in discredited disgrace before the fall of 2012," Ferrera said.

There's a new strategy to get answers to Obama's eligibility questions. See how you can help.

In his Spectator piece, which came only days before Vallely's remarks, Ferrera said, "What leads me to predict President Obama's early political demise are his numerous, enormous vulnerabilities to further adverse developments, threatening a geometrically accelerating downward spiral, for him politically, and for America substantively."

Ferrara cited Obama's controversies over the Rep. Joe Sestak scandal, his lack of management of the Gulf oil spill, more and more taxes for Americans, a "blind" energy policy and others.

"The president himself has laid the foundation for his biggest political vulnerability of all," he said. "He won our votes and the election in 2008 with 'the firm pledge' not to raise taxes 'in any form' on anyone making less than $250,000 a year. Now he has already backed away from that pledge," he said.

A voter backlash against Democrats expected in November will result in Democrats themselves having "limited tolerance for the above described political pressures and chaos," he said.

"With the very survival of their party at stake, the Democrats will buckle and desert President Obama, joining the calls for his resignation.

"At that point, with zero prospects for re-election, and unable to govern effectively, he will resign," Ferrara said.


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Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely
Second to None

http://usma1961.westpointaog.com/61Vallely.htm


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

The calls for this are going to grow. The Manchurian President is number 10 on the NYT bestseller list in only a week or two. I hear sales within the military is extremely high.

I have to admit I would not be satisfied with just their resignation.

I know Treason is narrowly defined, Obama is committing nothing less than treason.


If the Middle East explodes(Gen. Vallely has a video on PJTV where he describes the scenario)this summer and Obama comes down on the side of his fellow Muslims instead of Israel, the Joint Chiefs have a momentous decision to make.

LINK to video


....Thank you Anon for the link for this article.



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Progressives Meet To Discuss How They will Take Over America







Progressives Meet To Discuss How They will Take Over America


The radicals have infected the Democratic party. Just yesterday Van Jones was speaking at the America's Future Now conference for progressives, energized because “this week will mark a historic inflection point when progressives decided to be progressives again in this country." Jones used to be affiliated with a group called STORM. That stands for Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement. A group whose members included anarchists and communists.

(STORM) Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement Handbook

http://media.glennbeck.com/downloads/10/06/STORMSummation.pdf

This is an evil document that goes against our Constitution. Please read it! It is the marxist revolutionary guide. We must wake up and not allow these people to take control of our way of life.

This PDF will help people to understand, all off us need to read it. uIt tells about the movements that are taking place in this country. As these organizations grow and become more active. We are heading towards a very turbulent period of social unrest in America.


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America's Future Now conference for progressives


America's Future NOW! is underway right now at Washington D.C's grand old Omni Shoreham hotel.

For three days leading activists from the radical Instititute for Policy Studies, Democratic Socialists of America, Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Democratic Party, labor unions and "community organizations" confer and plan the next stages of the Obama revolution.


The event is organized by Campaign for America's Future, itself a creation of I.PS. and D.S.A. and is the latest incarnation of the Take Back America conferences that ran for several years up to 2008.

This is the heart of the "progressive" movement that put Barack Obama into power. There next step is to consolidate that power, building a movement that will keep the Obama administration tracking hard left.

The speakers list includes many "progressive" leaders including;

Labor union leaders Stewart Acuff, Arlene Holt Baker , Andy Stern , Richard L. Trumka, ; Leo W. Gerard, Karen Nussbaum

Institute for Policy Studies affiliates Gar Alperovitz, Sarah Anderson, Robert L. Borosage

Congressional Progressive Caucus affiliates Rep. Donna Edwards, Rep. Keith Ellison, Rep. Alan Grayson , Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator; Tom Udall

Democratic Socialists of America affiliates; John Atlas, Heather Booth, Robert Kuttner, Ron Ruggiero, Deepak Bhargava

Communist Party USA affiliates Rep. Barbara Lee, William McNary

Democratic Party affiliates John Bonifaz, Gov. Howard Dean, Robert Creamer, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson

Others include Phil Angelides of the Apollo Alliance, former Obama "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones and his Green for All colleague Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden,; Jared Bernstein , Danny Goldberg of Progressives for Obama, media figures Arianna Huffington, Markos Moulitsas and James Rucker , Benjamin Todd Jealous of the NAACP, Janet Murguía of La Raza.

Communist Party USA correspondent Susan Webb Filed this report for the Peoples World.

"We are the change, we have the power," Campaign for America's Future co-director Robert Borosage told progressive leaders and activists from around the country today.
"We are headed into fierce battle" over the next few years, Borosage said, as the America's Future NOW! convened for three days of discussion and debate on the role of progressives in the Obama era, curbing Wall Street, ending corporate influence over politics, fighting for jobs and justice, and building a new, green economy.

Looking back on the 2008 Obama election victory, followed by18 months of what Borosage called "the greatest flurry of reform in over 50 years," panelists offered a variety of perspectives. But the bottom line shared by all may have been captured best by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who brought the crowd to its feet at the close of the day when he said, "It's time to fight again." The Great Society and the War on Poverty must not be "a dream deferred," Jackson said. "We have never won unless we fought."

Introducing a panel titled "The Great Debate: Progressives in the Obama Era," Roger Hickey, CAF co-director, said, "Candidate Obama's agenda was our agenda." But, he said, recalling the words of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, "we all know that power concedes nothing without a fight." Corporate interests have put their stamp on every victory won in the last 18 months and stalled other progressive priorities, Hickey said. Noting that "many hoped that Obama would lead the movement to stand up to corporate interests," Hickey posed the question: "Is this Obama's problem or is it ours? What can we do to ensure that Obama achieves that transformation?"

Borosage had one take: Obama was elected with a mandate and a cascading crisis that requires fundamental change, but in the reform battles over the past year, he said, the White House was "too timid," too ready to compromise, the president was "too reluctant to draw clear ideological differences" and the "right-wing gained greater traction than it otherwise might have."

"We, WE, will have to fight," Borosage declared. "We have to revive our independent movement. We have to stop waiting for Obama. We have to take on conservatives in both parties. The progressive movement must organize independent of the Democratic administration to effect change.
On the other hand, Deepak Bhargava of the Center for Community Change emphasized that "we have accomplished much more in the last 18 months than progressives give ourselves credit for ... We do ourselves great disservice by failing to acknowledge this."
The "arrow of change had been going in the wrong direction for a long time," not just under Bush but also under Clinton, Bhargava said. "Now it is headed in the right direction." There are failures and disappointments, such as lack of progress on Employee Free Choice, he said, "but the change we have achieved is larger than it appears in the rearview mirror to many."

The central question is not what Obama does or does not do, but what the movement does, he said. The key difference between the progressive advances of the 1930s and '60s and the decades of right-wing advance, Bhargava said, was the existence of "stronger, more vibrant social movements." Progressive advance is "only partly about how Obama responds, it's mostly about what we do," he said. Pointing to the more than a million who have marched for immigrant rights, in a movement in which "some of the most marginalized have put their bodies in the streets," Bhargava said, "That's what it's going to take."

Darcy Burner of ProgressiveCongress.org said, "The progressive movement has to do whatever it takes to make this president do the right thing." This, she said, is "the best way to support Barack Obama." Burner said, "It's not our job to make this president or his administration comfortable."

Arianna Huffington said electing Obama was the easy part, the struggle now is the hard part. But, she said, "Bipartisanship is not the way to fundamental change." Asking, "Why isn't greater urgency coming out of Washington to solve Main Street's problems? Huffington said, we need "Hope 2.0," we need to "take matters into our own hands."

Yet, Bhargava said, it's essential for progressives to have a "sober, realistic view of the nation we live in." He said he did not think there is a "sweeping mandate for progressive change" - it's still a divided country with very contradictory opinions - and that underscores the importance of attracting new people to the movement.

As participants discussed these issues at their tables, Joe Tolbert, a young African American man and state project coordinator for the Highlander Center in East Tennessee, said he has argued with friends that the election of Obama was "a milestone," but "it's not the end" of the struggle. His Highlander co-worker Ada Smith, a young white woman based in Eastern Kentucky, said what's important is not whether people are "red" or "blue" staters, but "whatever is going to make people's lives better."

Panelist Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins of Green for All made that point: "The white coal miner in West Virginia and the black woman working at Chevron in Richmond, Calif., have the same needs." We believe in the president, she said, but the "vital issue is: does the quality of life of our families get better." That is "the beauty of green jobs," she said. "It allows us to bring everyone together and meet their needs. That's what Glenn Beck is afraid of."




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From Jim Day

"The progressive movement has been emboldened with the election of Obama as president and now they are choosing to remove the mask of who most of these people truly are.They are a combination of Communist,Socialist,Anarchist,Crony Capitalist,Black Nationalist,and Muslim Theocratic statist.The sad but scary thing is they now feel so confident in their take over of freedom that they have let me say come out of the closet.Some of them want revolutionary bloody takeovers of govt to prove a point while others are patient in their efforts.Some use the Alinsky model of the ends justify the means no matter the cost of life while others have dropped the radical pose to seem like they are main stream.Van Jones was one of those that said we are willing to drop the radical process just so we win the end game of a global governance that takes the wealth and power of America and redistribute that wealth to other poor countries.Van Jones vision for America back in 2004 was to bankrupt America and bring it to it’s knees so that the communist countries like Russia,China and the smaller commie nations could divide America among the communist elite countries.Thats not me saying it,it’s on tape in their own words."



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


If this doesn't wake up the people, and the "mainstream" media, I do not know what will.


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Mike Pence On Obama and Israel: "Mr. President, Whose Side Are You On?"


U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, delivered the following remarks on the House floor yesterday......





Congressman Mike Pence:

Transcript:

“We all grieve the loss of life that occurred last week when a flotilla designed to challenge Israel's effective blockade of Gaza ended in military confrontation. But Israel has a right to defend itself.

“The history is clear in that region; Gaza is controlled by a terrorist organization known as Hamas. Hamas used Gaza as a launching pad for thousands of rockets that killed innocent civilians in Israel. Israel responded with military force and has instituted a blockade that has saved lives in Gaza and in Israel. And there's no humanitarian crisis. Ten thousand tons of food and medical supplies are transferred into Gaza every single week.

“Remarkably, yesterday the president said it was time for Israel to sharply limit its effective blockade in Gaza, saying ‘the situation in Gaza is unsustainable.’

“The truth is, Mr. President, your policy in Israel is unsustainable.

“The American people are on the side of Israel and Israel’s right to defend herself.

“Mr. President, whose side are you on?”



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

Pence, DeMint, Ryan, Boehner, and we do have several others have really been doing good and I am grateful. If you can let them know we are watching and see they are taking a stand. Even words of encouragement help to give them so they keep it up and don't back down.


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:47 AM


Hispanics Flee Arizona Ahead of Immigration Law



Michelle Malkin on John McCain's Border Security



Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law

USA Today

Arizona's tough new immigration enforcement law is fueling an exodus of Hispanics from the state seven weeks before it goes into effect, according to officials and residents in the state.


Though no one has precise figures, reports from school officials, businesses and individuals indicate worried Hispanics — both legal and illegal — are leaving the state in anticipation of the law, which will go into effect July 29.

Schools in Hispanic areas report unusual drops in enrollment. The Balsz Elementary School District is 75% Hispanic, and within a month of the law's passage, the parents of 70 students pulled them out of school, said District Superintendent Jeffrey Smith. The district lost seven students over the same one-month period last year, and parents tell Smith the Arizona law is the reason for leaving.

"They're leaving to another state where they feel more welcome," he said.

The measure, signed into law April 23 by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, requires a police officer to determine a person's immigration status if they are stopped, detained or arrested and there is "reasonable suspicion" they are in the country illegally.

About 100,000 illegal immigrants left Arizona after the state passed a law in 2007 that enhanced penalties on businesses that hired them, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Some early signs suggest another exodus.

Businesses serving the Hispanic community say business is down, signaling that illegal immigrants are holding on to cash in anticipation of a move from the state, said David Castillo, co-founder of the Latin Association of Arizona, a chamber of commerce for nearly 400 first-generation Hispanic business owners.

"(Brewer) signed the law, and everything fell apart," Castillo said. "It's devastating."
Jorge Vargas plans to move to New York City because his air-conditioning business relies mostly on Hispanics. "My business is completely dead," he said.

Juan Carlos Cruz, an illegal immigrant who has worked in plant nurseries for 20 years, huddled with dozens of relatives over the Memorial Day Weekend in the backyard of his brother's Phoenix-area home to plot out the family's next move to avoid what they say will be harassment by police. Virginia and California are the front-runners.

"If I were alone, I'd try to stay. But I have a family, and I have to find a place where we can live with more freedom," said Cruz, who hopes to move July 4 to blend in with holiday weekend traffic. "This is getting too hard."
Paul Senseman, a spokesman for Brewer, said it's difficult to gauge how many people are leaving because of the law, but he said he hears similar reports of people leaving the state.
"If that means that fewer people are breaking the law, that is absolutely an accomplishment," he said.



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

Wow - this seems like a good result. Why would you flee, if you had nothing to hide or flee from (if you were legally in the US?) Now if other states will just step up to the plate and do the will of the American people.

So the Law is working already, crime rate probably dropping too.


....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 08:45 AM | Comments (1)


Hawaii Elections Clerk: Obama Not Born Here





Hawaii elections clerk: Obama not born here


Official who oversaw ballots in 2008 race says hospital birth certificate non-existent


wnd

A college instructor who worked as a senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu in 2008 is making the stunning claim Barack Obama was definitely not born in Hawaii as the White House maintains, and that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Obama does not even exist in the Aloha State.


Tim Adams, a former senior elections clerk for Honolulu, now teaches English at Western Kentucky University.

"There is no birth certificate," said Tim Adams, a graduate assistant who teaches English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky. "It's like an open secret. There isn't one. Everyone in the government there knows this."
Adams, who says he's a Hillary Clinton supporter who ended up voting for John McCain when Clinton lost the Democratic nomination to Obama, told WND, "I managed the absentee-ballot office. It was my job to verify the voters' identity."
He says during the 2008 campaign when the issue of Obama's constitutional eligibility first arose, the elections office was inundated with requests to verify the birthplace of the U.S. senator from Illinois.


"I had direct access to the Social Security database, the national crime computer, state driver's license information, international passport information, basically just about anything you can imagine to get someone's identity," Adams explained. "I could look up what bank your home mortgage was in. I was informed by my boss that we did not have a birth record [for Obama]."

At the time, there were conflicting reports that Obama had been born at the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, as well as the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children across town. So Adams says his office checked with both facilities.

"They told us, 'We don't have a birth certificate for him,'" he said. "They told my supervisor, either by phone or by e-mail, neither one has a document that a doctor signed off on saying they were present at this man's birth."

To date, no Hawaiian hospital has provided documented confirmation that Obama was born at its facility.

WND confirmed with Hawaiian officials that Adams was indeed working in their election offices during the last presidential election.

"His title was senior elections clerk in 2008," said Glen Takahashi, elections administrator for the city and county of Honolulu.

Takahashi also confirmed Adams' time frame at the office from spring until the month of August.

"We hire temporary workers, because we're seasonal," he said.

However, when WND asked Takahashi if the elections office could check on birth records, he said, "We don't have access to that kind of records. [There's] no access to birth records."
Adams responded, "They may say, 'We don't have access to that.' The regular workers don't, the ones processing ballots; but the people in administration do. I was the one overseeing the work of the people doing the balloting."
Adams stressed, "In my professional opinion, [Obama] definitely was not born in Hawaii. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that he was not born in Hawaii because there is no legal record of him being born there. If someone called and asked about it, I could not tell them that person was born in the state."

Please continue HERE for the rest of the article.


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

I am glad they keeping the heat on about this.


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


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


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June 10, 2010

Army Fires Top Two Administrators Over Mismanagement of Arlington Cemetery




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Arlington National's superintendent, John Metzler, (r) and his deputy, Thurman Higgenbotham (l), have lost their jobs over alleged mismanagment of the gravesites. (Pentagon/Arlington National)




Army Fires Top Two Administrators Over Mismanagement of Arlington Cemetery


FOX News


Army Secretary John McHugh has fired the top two officials overseeing Arlington National Cemetery over allegations of mismanagement, including burying a service member's body on top of another, Fox News has confirmed.

McHugh will announce Thursday that he is replacing Arlington National's superintendent, John Metzler, and his deputy, Thurman Higgenbotham, who had reportedly illegally hacked into the computer files of a former Arlington employee.

In November, McHugh ordered an investigation into the allegations.

"A thorough investigation and transparency in its results can help correct whatever may be wrong and ensure America's confidence in the operation of its most hallowed ground," McHugh said at the time. "We will take appropriate action as the facts dictate."

Metzler announced this week he is retiring July 2 after working for the government for 42 years, the last 19 at Arlington. He said those issues weren't as bad as had been reported.

But Army officials told NBC News that both he and Higgenbotham are being forced to step down.

The 62-year-old's father also was superintendent at the cemetery outside the nation's capital.

Metzler says the high point of his career was expanding the cemetery for veterans and their families so it could continue to take new burials until 2060.

But according to NBC News, which first reported the firings, both Metzler and Higgenbotham had come under heavy fire for keeping records of the hundreds of thousands buried at Arlington National in paper files instead of creating a computer database of gravesites, NBC reported.

Officials told NBC News that over the past couple of years, some of the 300,000 graves at Arlington were improperly marked and in some cases bodies were buried in the wrong graves.

In 2008, a master sergeant was buried on top of a staff sergeant already in the grave, but the error wasn't discovered until the widow of the first service member buried there complained to authorities that someone else's headstone had been placed on her husband's grave, NBC News reported.

Officials say McHugh also will announce today that he is creating a new position to oversee operations at Arlington National.


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

Dear God this is horrible!!!!




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Obama Offers ILLEGAL Aliens Movie Nights, Bingo, Arts and Crafts, Dance



Obama offers illegal aliens movie nights, bingo, arts and crafts, dance

ICE to make detention centers more humane

By SUSAN CARROLL

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

June 8, 2010

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are preparing to roll out a series of changes at several privately owned immigration detention centers, including relaxing some security measures for low-risk detainees and offering art classes, bingo and continental breakfast on the weekends.

The changes, detailed in an internal ICE e-mail obtained by the Houston Chronicle, were welcomed by immigrant advocates who have been waiting for the Obama administration to deliver on a promise made in August to overhaul the nation's immigration detention system.

The 28 changes identified in the e-mail range from the superficial to the substantive. In addition to “softening the look of the facility” with hanging plants and offering fresh carrot sticks, ICE will allow for the “free movement” of low-risk detainees, expand visiting hours and provide unmonitored phone lines.


ICE officials said the changes are part of broader efforts to make the immigration detention system less penal and more humane...

But the plans are prompting protests by ICE's union leaders, who say they will jeopardize the safety of agents, guards and detainees and increase the bottom line for taxpayers. Tre Rebstock, president for Local 3332, the ICE union in Houston, likened the changes to creating “an all-inclusive resort” for immigration detainees.


“Our biggest concern is that someone is going to get hurt,” he said, taking particular issue with plans to relax restrictions on the movement of low-risk detainees and efforts to reduce and eliminate pat-down searches.

The changes outlined in the ICE e-mail are planned for nine detention centers owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America, including the 900-bed Houston Contract Detention Facility on the city's north side.

Some of the changes will be implemented within 30 days; others may take up to six months, said Beth Gibson, ICE's senior counselor to Assistant Secretary John Morton and a leader of the detention reform effort.

Other major changes include:

Eliminating lockdowns and lights-out for low-risk detainees.

Allowing visitors to stay as long as they like in a 12-hour period.

Providing a unit manger so detainees have someone to report problems to other than the guard.

Allowing low-risk detainees to wear their own clothing or other non-penal attire.

Providing e-mail access and Internet-based free phone service.

Not about punishment

Gibson said the improvements are part of ICE's efforts to detain immigrants in the least restrictive manner possible while ensuring they leave the country if ordered to do so.

“When people come to our custody, we're detaining them to effect their removal,” Gibson said. “It's about deportation. It's not about punishing people for a crime they committed.”

ICE officials have faced pressure from immigrant advocates and some members of Congress to improve the detention conditions for the roughly 400,000 immigrants it houses annually. The agency has relied on a hodgepodge of more than 250 government-run detention centers, private prisons and local jails to accommodate its growing population — with roughly one in four detainees held in Texas.

At the CCA facilities that have agreed to ICE's changes, detainees will see more variety in their dining hall menus and have self-serve beverage and fresh vegetable bars.

CCA also plans to offer movie nights, bingo, arts and crafts, dance and cooking classes, tutoring and computer training, the e-mail states.

Detainees also will be allowed four hours or more of recreation “in a natural setting, allowing for robust aerobic exercise.”

CCA also committed to improving the look of the facilities, such as requiring plants, fresh paint and new bedding in lower-risk units.

Advocates pleased

Some of the improvements offered at the CCA facilities counted as hard-fought victories for immigrant advocates, including plans to improve visitor and attorney access.

“A lot of these measures are what we've been advocating for,” said Lory Rosenberg, policy and advocacy director for Refugee and Migrants' Rights for Amnesty International.
“Many of these points are very important to changing the system from a penal system, which is inappropriate in an immigration context, to a civil detention system.”

Union members said they have concerns about the plans, primarily focusing on safety.

Rebstocksaid some detainees may be classified as low-risk because they have no serious criminal history but still may be gang members that “haven't been caught doing anything wrong yet.”

He also said eliminating lockdowns will make it more difficult to protect detainees from one another.

He said reducing or eliminating pat-down searches could allow contraband into the facilities, including weapons.

Gibson, with ICE, said the agency is developing a sophisticated classification system and will make sure “that our detainees are still safe and sound.”

“As a general matter, it will be the non-criminals who don't present a danger to anyone else who are benefitting from the lowest level of custody,” Gibson said.


‘On the taxpayers' dime'

Rebstock also questioned the cost to taxpayers for the changes.

“My grandparents would have loved to have bingo night and a dance class at the retirement home they were in when they passed away, but that was something we would have had to pay for,” he said. “And yet these guys are getting it on the taxpayers' dime.”

Gibson said CCA is making the improvements at no additional cost to ICE. The agency's contract with CCA for the Houston detention center requires that ICE pay $99 per bed daily for each detainee, slightly lower than the $102 average daily rate ICE pays nationally .

Rosenberg said some of the changes, like new flower baskets, may seem small, but they will combine with the bigger changes to make a difference in the daily lives of detainees.

“Taken together they will go some way to making this system less penal,” she said.



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

This is so sickening and disturbing. This is America for crying out loud, we have laws and now we have politicians and others in power that have NO intention of respecting our laws. Then add in to that to cater to them, do anything FOR them....OMG!



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Tea Party Protesters Assaulted in North Carolina



North Carolina GOP Chairman Nathan Tabor was attacked at a peaceful protest yesterday in Greensboro.



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Big Government

Like a bad cold it can’t shake, the left continues to attempt to blame every ill on George W. Bush. But as one activists in the video pointed out, its actually one Barack Obama and Senator Dick Durbin who are about to hand a massive check to the very company responsible for one of the worst environmental disasters in history.

The Durbin Amendment to the financial reform bill is the latest government policy proposal that will pad BP’s bottom line. The amendment would create a government imposed price control scheme that would shift billions of dollars away from consumer to retailers (British Petroleum, Exxon, WalMart). That’s why the Durbin Amendment is supported by the big retailers like Walmart, Petroleum Marketers Association and other prominent lobbyist groups which are funded, in part, by British Petroleum.

Proponents cynically and falsely claim it would help consumers, but its hard to see many consumers feeling benefited by paying higher prices while mega corporations increase their profits.

The Financial Reform bill is nothing short of an unmitigated disaster for our country. Bailouts will be permanently enshrined into law. The Federal Reserve will be empowered, not reformed. Left wing and union activists will be encouraged to interfere with the operations of companies through the proxy access provisions. The bill’s broad definiation of ”nonbank financial company” that would mean that many Main Street companies would be hit with regulations, taxation and possibily nationalization by the Federal Rererve. And of course, ground zero for the financial crisis — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — remain untouched and unchanged by the bill.

None of this seems to bother left wing activists and members of Congress. Left wing activists are willing to beat conservatives who are speaking out against this monstrosity. Unfortunately, the real damage will be done to our economy and free market system and will be injured for years to come.


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

It might get pretty ugly by November, that’s for sure. The louder and more effective the Tea Party becomes then the more they are seen as an enemy that needs to be squashed.



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America Hating Wilder Publications Under Fire for Putting Warning Label on Constitution





Publishing Company Under Fire for Putting Warning Label on Constitution


FOX News


A small publishing company is under fire after putting warning labels on copies of the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and other historical documents.

Wilder Publications warns readers of its reprints of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense, the Articles of Confederation, and the Federalist Papers, among others, that....


“This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today.”

The disclaimer goes on to tell parents that they "might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work."

Walter Olson, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, says the company may be trying to ensure that oversensitive people don't pull its works off bookstore or library shelves.

"Any idea that’s 100 years old will probably offend someone or other," Olson told FoxNews.com. "…But if there’s anything that you ought to be able to take at a first gulp for yourself and then ask your parents if you're wondering about this or that strange thing, it should be the founding documents of American history."

The warning seems to be offending more people than the documents themselves.

Amazon.com’s customer reviews of Wilder’s copy of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation show an overwhelming number of people speaking out against the disclaimer, describing it as “insulting,” “sickening” and “frankly, horrifying.”
Another review for Wilder’s edition of the Federalist Papers calls for an all-out boycott of the publisher, sarcastically pointing out the "dangerous ideas" it’s trying to protect children from: "limited government, checks and balances, constrained judicial review, dual sovereignty of states and federal government, and deliberative democracy."

And though warning labels are usually posted to protect a company from potential lawsuits, constitutional attorney Noel Francisco says this disclaimer has no legal benefits.

"Would it ever be a legal concern that selling the Constitution would expose you to some kind of liability? No. Never,” Francisco told FoxNews.com. "The Constitution is the founding document of the country, an operative legal document."

As for the idea that this warning label might help keep these works from being yanked off bookshelves, Francisco says it is more likely to have the opposite effect: people not carrying the book because it has the disclaimer.

"By putting on the warning, you’re making controversial something that’s not controversial: our Constitution, our Declaration of Independence," he said.

Amazon customers appear to agree. Almost all of the reviews discussing the disclaimer end with the same thought: don't buy from this publisher.

Efforts to reach the publisher were unsuccessful.


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

If our founding fathers were alive, they would be preparing a new revolution.

“This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today.”

BULL SH*T! These values ARE the same values needed (and believed on today); these publishers are out of step of reality*!


This is their address:

A & D Publishing
PO Box 3005
Radford,Va 24143-3005

or contact: Wilder Publications


....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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Charlie Crist? Florida’s Specter by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired




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Crist? Florida’s Specter

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

I met Charlie Crist once or twice during his visits to the Florida panhandle before he became Governor. He seemed friendly enough, but having observed him over the years my opinion galvanized that he always has been exactly what he is turning out to be, a liberal in conservative clothing. Crist is a political opportunist, careerist chameleon changing stripes for convenience or advantage for the sole purpose of advancing his political career. In a recent statement Crist bemoaned the loneliness of not having party support for his campaign, probably a terminal observation since cogent voters can now see for themselves just who he is; and that will make him really lonely.

Crist ran as a head-fake conservative and once ensconced revealed that he had no interest in the conservative social issues which topped those among which he ran for Governor and which helped sweep him into office. But, during his term he conveniently sidestepped proposed legislation that would tighten abortion rules as well as homosexual issues, specifically as the latter relates to redefining marriage. Crist’s convenient dodge was always his limp-wristed excuse that he had more important things to deal with; not surprisingly first and foremost being his political career.

Never one to miss getting his face on TV, Crist followed McCain around like one puppy following another in heat, that is, until McCain was beaten. After that it was not long before the Crist/Obama embrace. Right on Charlie at least you let your true colors show. Being a man after his own heart, Crist repeatedly declared that he would run as a Republican, not an Independent for the November elections but evidently could not bear seeing his career slip away as he was being crushed by upstart Rubio.

Like any other self-serving politician Crist forgot his pledge, and now, as an Independent in a not so covert act but a rare moment of integrity removed pro-life information from his website since he has lost the conservative vote anyway trading it for the pro-abortion vote. He might just as well show his true colors like other socialists/democrats who finally came clean with their votes for so called, “Health Care Reform.” Americans can see them at last for what they really are and can make an informed decision on how to vote instead of being duped by their fraudulent centrist rhetoric. Charlie Crist fits right in with the putrid D.C. crowd and if he is what some Florida voters want in the U.S. Senate, they should vote for him.

Of the choices for the U.S. Senate from Florida: Meeks is a racist who doesn’t have a clue or a chance; and, his own democrats are in the process of throwing him “under the bus” in favor of supporting Crist, Florida’s version of Arlen Specter. On the other hand, one may be no more enthralled with Rubio than any other careerist politician; but I will vote and it won’t be for the first two.

Americans should pray that Obama will be fired by voters sooner than later and along with him all those politicians who have made a career of spending American taxpayers’ money while feathering their own nests with it. Crist fits right in with that putrid crowd! Florida voters should show him retirement so that he can spend fulltime with his new wife.

I cannot resist writing a few words about the “Wicked Witch” of the White House Press Corps; what was her name? Yes, I know but decline to dirty this essay with it. One of the more striking images was her diminutive, shriveled up, hunched over witch-like figure being embraced by Obama and his Joker smile in the White House briefing room. All she was missing was the broom and black hat and Obama, the painted face. What a pair! On a positive note, at long last a liberal icon tells it like they really feel about Israel and one more layer of the noxious liberal onion has been peeled back for the nation to see. Israel’s right to self-defense is self-evident and anyone who disagrees can go to hell because today, I am a Jew!

Semper Fidelis




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

Great write up by the Col. I love reading his opinion on things.


It is amazing what people sell their souls for as in Charlie Crist and what he has done.

Obama is supposed to be coming to Florida, I would bet that Charlie is all panting with excitment to see him again.


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



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


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Charles Krauthammer: Obama Has Shifted American Sympathies in the Middle East


Barack Obama called the increasingly tense environment in the Mideast "unsustainable" Wednesday and said Israel needs a "better approach" in blockaded Gaza that would satisfy security and humanitarian needs.

Turning his attention to the troubled region as he welcomed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to the White House for talks.





Obama shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) at the White House in Washington, June 9, 2010. Obama hosted Abbas at the White House on Wednesday seeking to ensure that fallout from Israel’s Gaza flotilla raid does not derail fragile U.S.-led peace efforts. (REUTERS)

Obama would not allow any photos taken of him with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he came to the White House for a visit in March.




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In response to President Obama’s photo-op and handshake with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Charles Krauthammer says, “Obama has shifted and reversed American sympathies in that region.” Krauthammer pointed out that just a few months ago Obama wouldn’t even allow a picture of himself to be taken with the Prime Minister of Israel. Krauthammer called it “an unbelievable contrast.”


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

Obama bows to Abbas and Islam. No room in the Inn for Israel.

To Obama it is always Israel that needs a "better approach". Obama has made it crystal clear that he expects Israel to commit national suicide.

It is so horrible to have a president that is the enemy of our country and seeks to destroy it.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (4)


Unlike Anti-Semite Barack Obama ~ Rep. Mike Pence Says "America Will Stand with Israel"







Indiana GOP Rep. Mike Pence speaking on the House Floor where he stated emphatically that “America will stand with Israel.”

Pence said he is troubled by the actions of Turkey in sending flotillas to try and run the Israeli blockade of Gaza that led to the “grievous loss of life.” But Pence said “Israel has a right to defend itself,” and emphasized that though Turkey is an ally, it must understand that America “will stand with Israel in her inviolate right to defend herself.”

Pence also said there is no “humanitarian crisis” in Gaza – as critics of Israel frequently claim. In fact, Pence said the blockade has “saved lives” by preventing weapons from being taken into Gaza to arm Hamas. Pence said Hamas used the Gaza Strip to launch attacks against Israeli civilians. He closed by saying, “Turkey must count the cost,” sending the clear signal that further aggressive behavior against Israel would have dire consequences in terms of relations with the United States.





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

Of course, the problem is, with Obama in the White House, it is unlikely the U.S. will follow the clear statements set forth in these remarks by Pence. Pence said what the President of the United States should have said publicly last week.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM


Thousands Rally Against Ground Zero Grand Mosque




Video is taken near Ground Zero in New York where thousands of people turned out this past Sunday, June 6, to rally against the proposed 13-story Grand Mosque to be build across from Ground Zero. The video is a powerful sampling of the sights and sounds from that day, including comments and speeches from some who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001.


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

In another time, in another America, the one you and I grew up in, THIS kind of thing would never have been allowed to happen. It never would have made it past the one person that even brought it up in the first place.


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


June 09, 2010

To Honor of Lcpl. Justin Wilson, a Fallen Marine Hero




Passengers Refuse To Give Up Seats For Family Flying Home (Had Just Met Son’s Casket) To Bury Son (FALLEN HERO)

by Colleen M. Getz

Gratitude should be foremost in American hearts and minds

Washington Times

by Colleen M. Getz

His name was Marine Lance Cpl. Justin Wilson - although I did not know it when his life brushed mine on March 25 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Lance Cpl. Wilson was not there in the terminal that afternoon; at age 24 and newly married, he had been killed in Afghanistan on March 22 by a roadside bomb. A coincidence of overbooked flights led our lives to intersect for perhaps an hour, one I will never forget.

I did not meet his family that day at the airport, either, although we were there together that evening at the gate, among the crowd hoping to board the oversold flight. I did not know that I had a boarding pass and they did not. I did not know they were trying to get home to hold his funeral, having journeyed to Dover, Del., to meet his casket upon its arrival from Afghanistan.

I also did not know that they already had been stuck for most of the day in another airport because of other oversold flights. But I did not need to know this to realize what they were going through as the event unfolded and to understand the larger cause for it. No matter how we as a nation have relearned the lesson forgotten during Vietnam - that our military men and women and their families deserve all the support we can give them - despite our nation's fighting two wars in this decade, it is all too easy for most of us to live our lives without having the very great human cost of those wars ever intrude.

But it did intrude heartbreakingly that day at the airport gate. It began simply enough, with the usual call for volunteers: Anyone willing to take a later flight would receive a $500 flight voucher. Then came the announcement none of us was prepared to hear. There was, the airline representative said, a family on their way home from meeting their son's body as it returned from Afghanistan, and they needed seats on the flight. And there they were, standing beside her, looking at us, waiting to see what we would decide. It wasn't a hard decision for me; my plans were easily adjusted. I volunteered, as did two women whom I later learned sacrificed important personal plans.

But we three were not enough: Six were needed. So we stood there watching the family - dignified and mute, weighed with grief and fatigue - as the airline representative repeatedly called for assistance for this dead soldier's family. No one else stepped forward. The calls for volunteers may have lasted only 20 or 30 minutes, but it seemed hours. It was almost unbearable to watch, yet to look away was to see the more than 100 other witnesses to this tragedy who were not moved to help. Then it did become unbearable when, in a voice laced with desperation and tears, the airline representative pleaded, "This young man gave his life for our country, can't any of you give your seats so his family can get home?" Those words hung in the air. Finally, enough volunteers stepped forward.

I had trouble sleeping that night; I could not get out of my mind the image of the family or the voice pleading for them.When I met my fellow volunteers the next morning at the airport, I found I was not alone. One had gone home and cried, and another had awakened at 3 a.m.; all of us were angry and ashamed that our fellow passengers had not rushed to aid this soldier's family and consequently had forced them to be on public display in their grief. We worried that this indifference to their son's sacrifice added to their sorrow.

It turned out my destination was his hometown, so I was able to learn his name and more. I learned he had been a talented graffiti artist and had married his sweetheart, Hannah, the day before he deployed to Afghanistan. They planned a big wedding with family and friends for after he returned home. I learned how proud he was to become a Marine in January 2009. I learned that he and his fellow Marines liked to give the candy they received from home to Afghan children. In sum, I learned that he was the kind of honorable, patriotic young person we want defending our country and how great our loss is that he had to give his life in doing so.

I posted a message to his family on the online condolence book. I told them I was sorry for what they went through in trying to see their son's body home, but because of it, many more people were going to have heard of Justin and his dedication to his country: I was going to tell everyone I knew about what I had witnessed and tell them his name. And I have.

I thought that was enough, until I received a thank-you note from Lance Cpl. Wilson's father-in-law.It was a completely humbling experience; he wrote that he was glad I had been able to learn about Justin, and he wanted me to know that Justin "served knowing the risks, but felt it was his obligation and privilege to serve his country." At that moment, I realized that in this day of an all-volunteer military and a distant war that touches so few of our lives directly, more people should hear the story of Lance Cpl. Wilson and his family.

I've thought a lot about what happened that day in the airport, and I choose to believe my fellow passengers were not unfeeling in the face of a soldier's death and a family's tragedy. They were just caught off guard - they were totally unprepared to confront the fierce consequences of the war in Afghanistan on their way to Palm Beach on a sunny afternoon.And I believe it was for this reason that people did not rush to the podium to volunteer their seats. It was not that they did not want to, and it was not that they did not think it was the right thing to do. Rather, it was because they were busy trying to assimilate this unexpected confrontation with the irrevocable cost of war and to figure out how to fit doing the right thing into their plans - to fit it into their lives not previously touched by this war. In the end, enough of us figured out how to do the right thing, and it turned out as well as such a painful situation could.

But still I wonder: Barring some momentous personal event that necessitated a seat on that flight, how could any of us even have hesitated? How could we have stopped to weigh any inconvenience to our plans against the sacrifice Lance Cpl. Wilson and his family had made for our country? In such circumstances, it is not a question of recognizing the right thing to do; we should know it is the only thing to do.

From what I have learned of him, in his short life, Lance Cpl. Wilson created a legacy of courage and patriotism that will not be forgotten by those who knew him. I hope there's a greater legacy as well. I hope through this account of his family's struggle to see him home, if ever again the war intrudes unbidden on my life or yours, we will know what we must do, and in their honor, and for all those who serve and sacrifice, we will do it.




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

I am saddened and angered! The selfishness of people today is sickening. I hope there is a special place in hell for those selfish people that would not step forward to help the family of a fallen Marine.

Thank you to the author of this personal write up as we must never forget of what sacrifice means.

Thank you Lance Cpl Wilson for your ultimate sacrifice to our great nation.




......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 (4)


Union Dues and OUR Taxes At Work ~ SEIU Anti-AZ. Illigal Immigration Law Hotline!



Megyn Kelly reports on a "parody" campaign sponsored and paid for by the SEIU. The campaign called "Before You Travel to Arizona", pretends to be a travel advisory for Arizona and then goes on to paint supporters of the anti-immigration movement as intolerant racists.



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

We have all read that the number of states working on passing laws similar to Arizona’s, is up to 17...and counting!

Screw the mobster union goon thugs! Arrest them all and shackle them into chain gangs and make them dig a 3 story deep ditch from the Gulf to the California coast! Heck! Turn it into an American “Panama Canal”, big enough to handle supertankers and aircraft carriers!"


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Marine: "Union bullying me to pay $500"




Marine: Union bullying me to pay $500

Boston Herald


A retired U.S. Marine who runs a high school ROTC program in Worcester says he faces the boot for refusing to pay local union dues, leaving the 58-year-old father of two crying foul and school administrators bewildered.

“It just seems crazy that they’re gonna fire me over $500,” said Maj. Stephen L. Godin, senior naval science instructor at the Naval Junior ROTC Unit of North High School. “Everyone’s talking about finding good teachers - I haven’t missed a day in 14 years.”

Indeed, North High School Principal Matthew Morse praised Godin yesterday as an “excellent” instructor who has turned his program into a top junior ROTC academy.

Godin, a 20-year Marine veteran until 1994, who flew F-4 Phantoms and was deployed five times, said he refuses to join the union because he receives all his benefits, including health insurance and half his salary, from the military. Unlike other teachers, he doesn’t earn a stipend for after-school activities, such as the hours he spends coaching the high school’s regional champion drill team. His salary is dictated by the U.S. Military, not labor negotiators, Godin said.

Officials from the Education Association of Worcester did not return repeated calls, and the Massachusetts Teachers Association declined comment.

State law requires certain public employees to join unions as a condition of employment or pay a so-called agency fee, which goes toward the cost of collective bargaining. But Godin said he shouldn’t have to pay the $500 fee because he receives no benefit from the local union. He provided a letter from the local union demanding he join or pay the fee by the school year’s end. Godin said in 14 years of teaching in Worcester public schools, he’s never been asked to pony up for the union.

“I’ve always worked hard,” he said. “I’m a loyal Marine. Now they’re chasing me away.”
Worcester schools superintendent Melinda J. Boone said she has asked the district school attorney to investigate a way to keep Godin on board, but added, “this is really a union matter.”



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

Way to go, Marine...Maj. Stephen L. Godin!. God bless this man.

I have yet to ever read how wonderful Unions are..... because they aren't. Not across the board how they do things, treat people and run things. THUGS 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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Coast Guard Logs Show Administration Knew Extent of Oil Spill within 24 Hours




Coast Guard Logs Show Administration Knew Extent of Oil Spill within 24 Hours

by Connie Hair

Human Events

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released documents Thursday night showing the Coast Guard recorded on April 21 -- less than 24 hours after the Deepwater Horizon explosion -- the magnitude of the oil leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

“Potential environmental threat is 700,000 gallons of diesel on board the Deepwater Horizon and estimated potential of 8,000 barrels per day of crude oil, if the well were to completely blowout,” the Coast Guard reported in a log of events from the immediate aftermath of the April 20 explosion -- shedding new information on the first days of the disaster.


“These documents raise new questions about whether the White House was slow to respond to an incident that was quickly recognized by the Coast Guard as a potentially catastrophic threat to the environment,” Issa said upon release of the documents. “It appears as if this administration would rather tell a half-truth if the full-truth doesn’t fit the story they want to tell.”

Logs further indicate the Coast Guard recorded the immediate failure of the blowout preventer.

"Less than 48 hours after the explosion multiple attempts to activate the blowout preventer had already failed and the Coast Guard knew 8,000 barrels of crude oil spilling into Gulf waters each day was a real possibility," Issa added. "Americans have a right to be outraged by this spill, by top government officials caught off-guard, and by the facts the White House omitted in explaining what it knew and when it knew it."

Highlights from the logs:


• New Questions about Erroneous Oil Leak Estimates -- On April 21 the Coast Guard evaluated the “potential environmental threat” and concluded that in addition to 700,000 gallons of diesel from the vessel there was an “estimated potential of 8000 barrels per day of crude oil, if the well were to completely blowout.” This estimate, made one day after the explosion, was larger than both the initial 1000 barrels per day first estimate of oil lost and the first upward revision to 5000 barrels of oil leaking per day.

• Early Failed Attempts to Secure the Well -- While it has been reported that the first efforts to use remote operated vehicles (ROV) to activate the well’s blowout preventer occurred on April 25, Coast Guard logs indicate that efforts actually began on April 21. On April 22 logs state, “ROV attempts to shut-in the well were unsuccessful; a third attempt is being conducted.”
• The White House and “No Apparent Leak” -- The White House Oil Spill Timeline states that on April 23 there was “No Apparent Leak.” Coast Guard documents, however, reveal the full context of the claim. Coast Guard logs from April 23 state: “Earlier reports that the ROV had confirmed that that the blowout preventer valve was closed was incorrect. ROV has only been able to confirm there is no visible flow from the well.” Why wasn’t the oil visually evident? Coast Guard logs from April 22 point to the massive fire: “The majority of the oil continues to be mitigated by the fire … use of ROV to shut-in the well has been unsuccessful after several attempts.”

The Center for Public Integrity has constructed a complete timeline here.


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

OMG! Obumbler knew how bad it was, and still did nothing for how many days????

Excellent work from our Coast Guard!!! God bless our Coast Guard!


And God bless Darrell Issa on top of this story too!

"Less than 48 hours after the explosion multiple attempts to activate the blowout preventer had already failed and the Coast Guard knew 8,000 barrels of crude oil spilling into Gulf waters each day was a real possibility," Issa added.

"Americans have a right to be outraged by this spill, by top government officials caught off-guard, and by the facts the White House omitted in explaining what it knew and when it knew it."

As for Obama, the oil spill fit his agenda to help destroy this country.


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


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


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Super Tuesday Primaries Some Good, Some BAD and Some....God Help Us!







Voters Angry Over Government Spending


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Pro-Obamacare Senator Blanche Lincoln (Democrat ) wins a close primary race in Arkansas. Blanche Lincoln's victory in Arkansas shows signs of weakness in her State for the SEIU and the far-left MoveOn.org crowd who sunk a lot of money trying to beat her.

American hero Joe “You Lie!” Wilson won his primary in South Carolina.

The tea-party pick Sharron Angle defeated more established rivals and appeared on track to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Nevada—which would give incumbent Democratic Sen. Harry Reid the opponent he had hoped to face. She has received endorsements from the Tea Party Express, Gun Owners of America and Mark Levin. She favors drastically reduced government. She’d like to do away with the IRS and the Department of Education.


State Attorney General Jerry Brown won the Democratic nomination for governor and Meg Whitman (the former eBay chief executive) won the Republican nomination .

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has won California's GOP primary for U.S. Senate, setting up a general election battle this fall with three-term Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. Fiorina was the top vote-getter in Tuesday's primary election in a Republican field that included former Rep. Tom Campbell and conservative Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine). Sarah Palin endorsed Carly Fiorina.


So it will be Meg Whitman vs. Jerry Brown, Carly Fiorina vs. Barbara Boxer In November in California.


State Rep. Nikki Haley pushed ahead of three rivals in the Republican gubernatorial race in South Carolina. She will face Rep. Gresham Barrett in a June 22 runoff.

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This is VERY bad.....especialy in States like Ca. where the majority is democrat. This could spread to other States as well ~ Wild Thing

From Breitbart


California voters approve open primaries measure

California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)

A California Top Two Primaries Act ballot proposition is on the June 8, 2010 ballot in California as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.
If approved by voters, the proposal will require that candidates run in a single primary open to all registered voters, with the top two vote-getters meeting in a runoff. The new system would take effect in the 2012 elections.
Specifically, it would provide for a "voter-nominated primary election" for each state elective office and congressional office in California. Voters could vote in the primary election for any candidate for a congressional or state elective office without regard to the political party affiliations of either the candidate or the voter. Candidates could choose whether or not to have their political party affiliation displayed on the ballot.
The proposition also prohibits political parties from nominating candidates in a primary, although political parties would be allowed to endorse, support or oppose candidates. Elections for presidential candidates, and for members of political party committees and party central steering committees would not fall under the "top two" system.



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Mark Levin on Rush Limbaugh's Wedding




Mark Levin on Rush Limbaugh's Wedding! And Hannity also has a great monologue concerning Rush's wedding on his show yesterday.

Mark Levin attended the Wedding and he commented on Elton John entertaining at the Reception.
Apparently, Elton was at the same Hotel in Hawaii when Rush had his heart issue. Elton heard about it and contacted Rush to see how he was doing.

Rush and Kathryn heard about Elton’s concern and called him to thank him. Since then, they have been in contact with Elton and asked him if hew would perform at the Wedding. As Mark said, Elton took time during his performance to tell the guests that he was there because he valued building relationships, not tearing them down.

Mark said Elton was great and he enjoyed meeting him, as did many other guests. It was a celebration of family and friends and everyone including Elton had a great time.




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

I am glad Mark spoke about this, too many conservatives/republicans online at a few places I have seen are all upset that Rush had Elton John there. These people complaining would be the same type of people that when they have come to our home bashed Nicholas and I as well. Judgmental jerks that think they are perfect and live to complain about others that mean no harm to them in anyway. LOL Nick with Sean Connery playing football on their days off from one of the films they did together and we had to hear what a socialist he was or something. Or the photos of Hefner and I like I could control who owned Playboy modeling agency. hahaha You just have to say thank you for sharing to these complaints and know they won't be wanting to be friends.

Like Nicholas said, " if they walked in our place and saw some of the photos in the library of us with people we have worked with in showbiz they would throw a hissy fit....so screw them. "

I am happy for Rush and I want him to live a long healthy happy life.


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June 08, 2010

Ginni Thomas Wife of SC Justice Clarence Thomas Says “We are in a Fight for our Country’s Life”







The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has harsh words for Democrat-controlled Washington.


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The Democrats’ control of the White House and Capitol Hill has resulted in tyranny, says Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, founder of LibertyCentral.org.

Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has harsh words for President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress.

“I’ve never seen in my 30 years in Washington an agenda that’s so far left,” Thomas tells Newsmax.TV. “It grabs a lot of power so that Washington elites can pick winners and losers.”

Washington has turned away from our Founding Fathers, says Thomas, a former consultant to The Heritage Foundation.

They gave us a government that’s supposed to make us “citizens, not subjects; to be self-governed, not to be ruled by a tyranny in Washington,” Thomas says.
“Whether it’s a soft tyranny or a hard tyranny, it’s time to put our foot down. If we don’t stop this train that’s headed for a cliff right now, we won’t have the country we grew up in.”

With Democrats in control, there are no checks and balances in Washington now, says Thomas, a native Nebraskan who founded her website in November to promote grassroots political activism.

The Democrats aren’t listening to the people, she says, adding, “I’ve never seen anything like it.”

The Bush administration did a much better job of listening, Thomas believes. When it proposed immigration and Social Security reform that the public resisted, the White House backed off.

That’s not the case now, “even though the citizenry is rebelling and trying to speak,” she says. “I’ve never seen Washington not listening like what we’re seeing now. We’re either going to be self-governed or ruled.”
Hopefully citizens will take out their frustrations in November “and make sure people who aren’t listening will have a new job,” Thomas says.

As for Liberty Central, it inspires citizens to action on behalf of five major principles:

■Limited constitutional government
■Individual liberty
■Personal responsibility
■Free enterprise
■National security


Washington is deficient in all these areas, so people need to start participating in government more, Thomas says.

Tea partyers represent the first political responders to Washington’s follies, Thomas says.
“That’s because they’re the people figuring this power grab out quicker than most,” she says.
“This is truly a grass-roots movement. I don’t think we’ve seen anything like this in our lives. It’s very inspirational. I appreciate all they’ve done.”
The left’s ridicule of the tea partyers just shows their merit, Thomas says.
“The left goes after the people they’re most afraid of. It’s important in this political environment to have the right friends and enemies. If the left is calling you names, you’re someone we want to pay attention to.”
Thomas voices high praise for Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor appeals to people because of her authenticity, Thomas says.
“She’s a breath of fresh air. People want to hear real people talking about what’s really happening. That’s why she’s so effective.”



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

I bet Judge Thomas is proud of her! I am also grateful for Judge Thomas, his courage to adhere to his conservative principles despite the incredible levels of ridicule and scorn from others.

May God bless this dear woman, her husband Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas, and her organization.
She speaks very well.



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Obama Stop Talking and Let The Kid Sleep! LOL Must See!



KALAMAZOO, Mich.

One of the Kalamazoo Central students -- who was seated behind keynote speaker President Barack Obama during Monday night's commencement ceremony -- fell asleep.

The student, who earned such a prime seat by singing in the choir, was captured on video due to his proximity to the president. He also was a hot topic on Twitter and the subject of several recently created Facebook pages.

In the video, at left, shows the student yawning and fighting to stay alert. At one point, he leans back, only to jump alert and join in during applause. The student then leans forward and appears to nod off.



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

LOL just had to share this with all of you. heh heh


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Obama: "I met with experts on Gulf 'so I'd know whose ass to kick"




Obama: I met with experts on Gulf 'so I'd know whose ass to kick'

“I was down there a month ago, before most of these talkin’ heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago…I was meeting with fishermen down there, standin’ in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. and I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminare, we talk to these folks because they potentially…have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick“.



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

A real class act, isn’t he??!!

Limp wristed Obama lacking in the macho dept. so he has to talk tough. LOL

Dick Cheney could convey virility and strength in just a look.
George Bush was all man and all men knew it.


Obama thinks dropping his gs and using words like ass will transform him into a man. And he has to mention standing in da rain as if that shows testosterone.

It’s as if Obama is reading from Acting Like A Man For Dummies. Page 12-Use phrases like kicking ass and talk about enduring harsh weather conditions.

Next , he’ll be scratching his crotch and spitting on CNN .

This pathetic wuss has obviously never shoveled a sidewalk or changed a flat tire.

We may be laughing ,but, the terror regimes around the world are rolling on the floor.


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Congressman Peter King: "I Believe That the Obama Administration's Foreign Policy is Responsible For What Happened With the Flotilla"






Rep. King Goes After Obama Over Israel Blockade

Congressman Peter King Slams Obama: "I Believe That the Obama Administration's Foreign Policy is Responsible For What Happened With the Flotilla"

He's introducing a resolution to force the president to support Israel's naval blockade of Gaza

There was a harsh blast of President Barack Obama's Israel policy on Monday from Congressman Peter King.He's introducing a resolution to force the president to support Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.

Blame for last week's ugly Middle East flotilla clash, in which pro-Palestinian activists tried to break Israel's blockade of Gaza, was laid directly on President Obama's doorstep by Rep. King.

"I believe that the Obama administration's foreign policy is responsible for what happened with the flotilla," said King, R-Long Island.
King said the president's conscious decision to put distance between the United States and Israel has encouraged Israel's enemies.
"That type of misguided and double meaning policy has confused our allies. It's emboldened our enemies and emboldened Israel's enemies and this, to me, is unfortunately the logical consequence of President Obama's actions," King said.


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

Thank you Congressman Peter King! I have always loved how Peter King speaks out .


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Super Tuesday Primary Election-11 States Today



Harry Reid and Michelle Obama exercising????




Twelve states are holding primary contests Tuesday

FOX news


Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln faces off against Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in a Democratic primary runoff, while in Nevada Harry Reid will finally get an opponent in the Republican race to challenge the Senate majority leader.

California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is potentially endangered, will learn her challenger as voters in the state also decide who will win the Democratic and Republican nominations for the seat being vacated by term-limited two-term Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Democrat state Attorney General Jerry Brown, the former governor, wants his old job back. He will face either former eBay CEO Meg Whitman or state Assemblyman Steve Poizner.

In Nevada, three viable Republican candidates are hoping to take on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle has surged of late against businessman Danny Tarkanian and former state lawmaker Sue Lowden.

In the race for South Carolina governor, nothing is out of bounds, as months of attacks in the Republican primary have led up to a last-minute scandal throwing the race into chaos.

Establishment favorites also are challenged in primaries for House seats in Montana, New Jersey and Virginia. Also holding contests are Iowa, Maine, North Dakota and South Dakota.

A special election runoff is also being held in Georgia to fill the seat of Rep. Nathan Deal, who quit to focus on his Republican primary for governor, being held July 20.



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

Prayers for our cuontry. I pray Conservatives get out and vote more then ever before, and Conservatives win.


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Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel Tied To BP Adviser





White House chief tied to BP adviser

Did Emanuel's link to oil company compromise efforts to regulate it?


wnd


White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, WND has learned, lived rent-free in Washington, D.C., for years, thanks in part to a friend under contract with oil giant BP.

While the White House approaches "day 50" of the environmental disaster caused by an explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig, unable yet to stop the flowing crude in the Gulf, several media sources have questioned the administration's efforts to regulate BP prior to the incident.

WND's research further raises the question of whether the White House was compromised by Emanuel's financial ties to the company.

Emanuel lived for five years rent-free in an apartment owned by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and her husband, Stanley Greenberg, whose consulting firm was a prime architect in BP's efforts to recast itself as a "green" corporation and recipient of hundreds of thousands of dollars awarded through a committee chaired by Emanuel.

Greenberg research helped reposition BP as a "green company"

The Greenberg Quinlan Rosner consulting firm's website details a case study for client BP in which the firm "helped BP plan and evaluate its successful re-branding campaign, focusing the company's branding on energy solutions, including the development of solar and other renewable energy sources."

Greenberg Quinlin Rosner's research also contributed to a $200 million advertising campaign in which British Petroleum attempted to shorten its name to "BP" and redesign its corporate insignia to emphasize a "Beyond Petroleum" theme.

Critics have characterized the BP advertising campaign prompted by Greenberg Quinlin Rosner research as "greenwashing," a process in which corporations disingenuously portray their efforts as fitting into a politically correct, "green," environment-oriented sensitivity to alternative energy.

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner is also tied heavily to the Democratic Party, as it created a sister political consulting company named "GCS," an acronym based on the last names of the principals – Stanley Greenberg of GQR, James Carville, the long-term adviser of Bill Clinton, and Bob Schrum, the campaign manager for Sen. John Kerry's unsuccessful 2004 presidential campaign.

Emanuel's money ties to Greenberg

Within weeks of Obama's inauguration, newspaper reports discovered Emanuel living rent-free in DeLauro's and Greenberg's home and began asking questions.

"One issue is whether Emanuel, who served in the House with DeLauro until early January (2009), should have listed the room either as a gift or as income on his congressional financial disclosure forms," Washington-based correspondent Andrew Zajac wrote in the Chicago Tribune on Feb. 24, 2009.
"A murkier question is whether Emanuel has a tax liability for the relationship," he continued. "The matter may have particular sensitivity in the early days of an Obama administration in which at least four picks for high posts have had confirmations delayed or derailed by tax irregularities."
Initially, DeLauro countered by issuing a statement that "we have no separate apartment in our D.C. house, no rental apartment," claiming instead that bedrooms and living areas in the house "are often used by close family and friends."
Dick Morris and Eileen McGann further commented in the New York Post that Emanuel "also served as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee – which gave Greenberg huge polling contracts."

"[The DCCC] paid Greenberg's firm $239,996 in 2006 and $317,775 in 2008," Morris and McGann wrote.

After consulting tax experts, Morris and McGann estimated that Emanuel's rent-free income for the five years he lived in the DeLauro/Greenberg apartment "could easily add up to more than $100,000."

At the time, Obama administration called BP a model for safety

Last year, the Associated Press reports, the federal Minerals Management Service, a part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, heralded the BP Deepwater Horizon rig as a model of safety, according to a May 16 Associated Press report.

Facing intense criticism for the failure of the Department of Interior to note problems with the Deepwater Horizon rig prior to the collapse, Interior Department secretary Ken Salazar announced last month a major reorganization breaking the Minerals Management Service into three divisions to split what Salazar called the conflicting duties of regulating oil companies while simultaneously collecting revenues from them.

Last week, Salazar announced that Bob Abbey, formerly head of the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management, was being reassigned to head and restructure the Minerals Management Service, replacing former director Elizabeth Birnbaum, who resigned suddenly under pressure for lax oversight in light of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

In the announcement of Abbey's appointment, the Associated Press noted, Abbey was being called upon "to reverse a culture in which regulators favored the oil and natural gas industry," while oil and natural gas inspectors under Birnbaum's management "accepted trips, gifts and other favors from the industry."




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

The Chicago Way strikes again!

And also Greenberg was Clinton's guy, so we might as well throw Clinton into the mix as well.


Even many liberals are getting fed up with B.H. Obama over the oil spill.



....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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Gaza blockade: Iran offers escort to next aid convoy




Hojjatoleslam Ali Shirazi, an aide to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, pledged Tehran would send Revolutionary Guard units to escort Gaza aid convoys. Photograph: Reuters



Gaza blockade: Iran offers escort to next aid convoy

Iran has warned that it could send Revolutionary Guard naval units to escort humanitarian aid convoys seeking to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza – a move that would certainly be challenged by Israel.

Any such Iranian involvement, raised today by an aide to the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, would constitute a serious escalation of already high tensions with Israel, which accuses Tehran of seeking to build a nuclear weapon and of backing Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls Gaza.

"Iran's Revolutionary Guard naval forces are prepared to escort the peace and freedom convoys that carry humanitarian assistance for the defenceless and oppressed people of Gaza with all their strength," pledged Hojjatoleslam Ali Shirazi, Khamenei's personal representative to the guards corps.

The threat came as the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, dismissed a UN proposal for an international commission to investigate last week's commando assault on aid ships, in which nine people died. Another aid ship, the Rachel Corrie, carrying Irish and other peace activists, was boarded peacefully by Israeli forces on Saturday, escorted to the port of Ashdod, and its passengers deported.

Netanyahu has defended Israel's right to maintain the blockade by arguing that without it Gaza would become an "Iranian port" and Hamas missiles would strike Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Israel's undeclared aim is to weaken or bring down the Hamas government.

Iran continued to exploit the "freedom flotilla" affair to lambast Israel. Its foreign minister, Manuchehr Mottaki, told the Organisation of the Islamic Conference in Jeddah on Sunday that Israel's crime was "another instance of the Zionist regime's brazen and merciless treatment of Muslims, especially the oppressed Palestinian people."

Mottaki also called for a UN resolution condemning Israel. The security council is discussing imposing new sanctions on Iran because of its failure to meet international demands over its nuclear programme.

Iran and Israel have had no diplomatic relations since the 1979 revolution and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regularly predicts the disappearance of the Jewish state as well as denying the Holocaust.

Shirazi said Iran should encourage international efforts to break the blockade. "We should expose our enemies to spontaneous global action and not let them achieve their heinous goals," he was quoted as saying by the semi-official Mehr news agency.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards, which have a command structure separate from the regular armed forces, are fiercely loyal to the supreme leader. Khamenei has attacked the raid as a "mistake" that "showed how barbaric the Zionists are".

Israel's determination to strike at links between Iran and Hamas was dramatically demonstrated in January when presumed Mossad agents in Dubai assassinated Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was described as the Hamas official in charge of smuggling Iranian weapons into Gaza.

Israel's no-compromise attitude to aid convoys could be tested again after two Lebanese organisations pledged to send boats to Gaza in the next few days. Reporters Without Borders is attempting to assemble 25 European activists and 50 journalists for a boat leaving Beirut. The Free Palestine Movement is planning a similar attempt.



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

Another after-effect of obama’s dereliction in foreign policy.

But it is not just simply a dereliction of duty in foreign policy. This is a result of the Iranians and other Islamic radicals knowing that Obama will not defend Israel. They know that now, like no other time in recent history, is the time to challenge Israel. This is not pretty.

In a short 1-1/2 year period Obama has nationalized the auto industry, taken over a substantial number of banks, made medical care into a bigger bureaucratic mess than it ever was, spent us into destabilizing debt, overseen the loss of millions of jobs and the loss of an enormous amount of American wealth, and totally screwed up what is arguably the biggest environmental disaster the country has ever seen. That's just for starters.

What he is doing in the Middle East could conceivably put the world at risk of global conflict.


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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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June 07, 2010

Obama Ignores D-Day Anniversary – Muslim FREAK in WH Goes to Theatre Party Instead





On June 6, 1944, the D-Day invasion of Europe took place during World War II as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. America lost 2,499 of its finest men that day.


BUT the freak in the White House....................Goes to Gala At Ford Theatre................

The White House website has nothing posted on the 66th Anniversary of the D-Day landing.


Drudge Report

He was attending his second party this week, tonight at the Ford Theatre.

According to the Ford’s Theatre website, the event tonight is described as follows:

Ford’s Theatre Society will host its annual gala on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Ford’s Theatre (511 10th Street NW). The evening’s performance, titled “America Celebrates July 4th at Ford’s Theatre,” will be taped for broadcast on the ABC Television Network to air July 2, 2010 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). Modern Family cast member Ty Burrell hosts a star-studded program with appearances by Kelly Clarkson, Renee Fleming, George Lopez, Lionel Richie, Robin Roberts, Dick Van Dyke, Laura Michelle Kelly and Gavin Lee from the Broadway Company of “Mary Poppins,” the Soldiers’ Chorus of the United States Army Field Band, and cast members from the Ford’s Theatre production of “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Obama will also be honoring far left Bush-basher and Jew-hater Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the gala.



Barack Obama said Sunday the legacy of the nation's founding fathers has inspired freedom-seeking people around the globe for generations, including those rebuilding South Africa after the end of apartheid.

Obama addressed an enthusiastic crowd at the annual Ford's Theatre gala Sunday, where South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and South African Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs received the theater's Lincoln Medal.

"There are few people so deserving of the Lincoln Medal," Obama said of the two honorees.

Tutu spoke of the global need for peace and respect and spoke of the current conflicts in the Middle East.

"Security is not something that comes from the barrel of a gun," he told the crowd.




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

DAMN Obama to hell I HATE HIM!

They didn't even have a mention of D-Day Anniversary at the WH website. How can this be real that we have someone so EVIL so horrible so pathetic, so filled with all things American and hater of our Veterans and our troops to even be able to run for office. God I will never get over the shock of what has happened.

Ronald Reagan (June 6, 1984) "Speech at Pointe de Hoc, Normandy":

"We're here to mark that day in history when the Allied peoples joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty. For four long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews cried out in the camps, millions cried out for liberation. Europe was enslaved, and the world prayed for its rescue. Here in Normandy the rescue began. Here the Allies stood and fought against tyranny in a giant undertaking unparalleled in human history.
We stand on a lonely, windswept point on the northern shore of France. The air is soft, but forty years ago at this moment, the air was dense with smoke and the cries of men, and the air was filled with the crack of rifle fire and the roar of cannon. At dawn, on the morning of the 6th of June 1944, 225 Rangers jumped off the British landing craft and ran to the bottom of these cliffs. Their mission was one of the most difficult and daring of the invasion: to climb these sheer and desolate cliffs and take out the enemy guns. The Allies had been told that some of the mightiest of these guns were here and they would be trained on the beaches to stop the Allied advance.
The Rangers looked up and saw the enemy soldiers -- at the edge of the cliffs shooting down at them with machine-guns and throwing grenades. And the American Rangers began to climb. They shot rope ladders over the face of these cliffs and began to pull themselves up. When one Ranger fell, another would take his place. When one rope was cut, a Ranger would grab another and begin his climb again. They climbed, shot back, and held their footing. Soon, one by one, the Rangers pulled themselves over the top, and in seizing the firm land at the top of these cliffs, they began to seize back the continent of Europe. Two hundred and twenty-five came here. After two days of fighting only ninety could still bear arms.
Behind me is a memorial that symbolizes the Ranger daggers that were thrust into the top of these cliffs. And before me are the men who put them there.
These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war..."

Barack Obama (June 6, 2010): "Uh, I wanna listen to uh...Lionel Ritchie sing, and uh...Kelly...uh....Clarkson. There's uh...uh...oil spilling in the Gulf, but I'm gonna uh...play some hoops tomorrow while those typical white people in the Gulf...uh...lose their jobs."


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D-Day, June 6, 1944 – President Ronald Reagan Speaks at Normandy



Normandy Speech: Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-Day 6/6/84




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D-Day, June 6, 1944


Allied Forces led by the United States launched the D-Day Invasion of Europe, June 6, 1944. It was a day that history looks back to as pivotal, because it marked the beginning of the end for Hitler and his Third Reich.

President Ronald Reagan went to Normandy to mark the 40th anniversary of D-Day. His powerful speech is a fitting reminder of what took place on those beaches that day.




I MISS him!!!



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Investigation Reveals Possible Criminal Activity Connecting Obama to BP Oil Spill



Investigation reveals possible criminal activity connecting Obama to BP oil spill


Examiner Tampa Bay


The new line of defense employed by the Obama Administration to deflect criticism of its lackadaisical handling of the BP oil spill is to launch a criminal investigation of the company.

Perhaps this is the best thing that could happen. Such an investigation would, of course, uncover all of BP's connections to the Democratic Party and Barack Obama, who were the single largest beneficiaries of BP campaign contributions over the last 10 years


Granted, the Obama Justice Department, under the leadership of Obama lackey Eric Holder, would never delve into any real criminal activity if it involved revelations concerning the Administration's connections to BP, as well as the cozy relationship the company has with Democrats on the Hill.

Someone else, however, has already done such an investigation and has uncovered explosive information that possibly implicates Barack Obama, certain members of his Administration, and Democrats in Congress, in the committing of crimes.

The key is to follow the money trail.

JoAnne Moretti, along with a team of investigators, delved into records which pointed to a paper trail connecting the major players in this disaster--BP, Deep Water Horizon, Halliburton, Citigroup, Goldman-Sachs, the U.S. Government, and a company called 'NALCO.'

A few recognizable names of individuals involved in the paper trail also surfaced--Warren Buffet, George Soros, John Holdren, Tony Rezko....and Barack Obama.

At the heart of the scandal which Moretti reveals is the concerted effort by all of these major players to delay the cutting off of the oil flow into the Gulf of Mexico.

Why?

The bottom line--NALCO is the manufacturer of chemical dispersements and water purification systems that are being used in the Gulf to attempt to 'disperse the oil before it reaches the shoreline.'

This is what is known as 'the top kill' method which BP has claimed is the best manner possible of dealing with the spill. The top kill method, however, does nothing to actually stop the flow of oil from its source--the well hidden deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Obama Administration and BP have been noticeably lazy about stopping the flow of oil into the waters of the Gulf. Obama claimed that as soon as the explosion of the oil rig occurred, Federal SWOT teams were dispatched to the area in order to 'secure it.' The notion that the Obama Administration did not know the extent of the leak is contradicted by the announcement that federal teams were 'on the scene from day one.'

Obama claims that he backed off from doing anything to stop the oil leak in deference to BP, which he claims was better equipped to deal with the situation. And indeed, that much is true. BP did, in fact, say such a thing publicly.

But BP's interest in actually cutting off the flow of oil into the Gulf is just as suspect as the U.S. Government's.

And here is where the story takes a sordid, and potentially criminal, turn.

Moretti says the following:

" NALCO is associated with UChicago Argonne program. UChicago Argonne received $164 million dollars in stimulus funds this past year. UChicago Argonne just added two new executives to their roster. One from NALCO. The other from the Ill. Dept of Education.
If you dig a little deeper you will find NALCO is also associated with Warren Buffett, Maurice Strong, Al Gore, Soros, Apollo, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, Hathaway Berkshire.
Warren Buffet /Hathaway Berkshire increased their holdings in NALCO just last November. (Timing is everything).
The dispersant chemical is known as Corexit. What it does is hold the oil below the water's surface. It is supposed to break up the spill into smaller pools. It is toxic and banned in Europe.
NALCO says they are using older and newer versions of Corexit in the Gulf.. (Why would you need a newer version, if the old one was fine?)
There is big money and even bigger players in this scam. While they are letting the oil blow wide open into the Gulf, the stakes and profit rise.
The Dolphins, Whales, Manatees, Sea Turtles and fish suffocate and die. The coastal regions, salt marshes, tourist attractions and the shore front properties are being destroyed, possibly permanently.The air quality is diminished. The Gulf of Mexico fishing industry is decimated.
All to create a need for their expensive and extremely profitable poison."

But that's not all. Goldman-Sachs, Blackstone, and Apollo are all involved in NALCO. So is Tony Rezko in Chicago--the infamous friend of Barack Obama who was convicted for fraud. And multi-millions of dollars of taxpayer-funded 'stimulus funds' went into the coffers of many of the main players in NALCO.

Evidence has also been uncovered that as soon as the oil rig blew, the masterminds of the big government-big corporation complex went to work to maximize the financial reward from the disaster--'never let a good crisis go to waste.'

Investors were advised to buy BP stock, and a major symposium was held involving several key players in the Obama Administration, which focused on modern technological advances in developing 'clean water.' NALCO is the major source for such 'technological advances.'

It would appear that some of the main players in the Obama Administration and the 'favored corporations' of Obama's entourage wished to maximize their profits from the oil spill by delaying the cutting off of the oil flow so that the chemical dispersements and water purification systems made by NALCO would be used, thus boosting the profits of the company and the other corporations invested in it, such as Buffett's Berkshire, Goldman-Sachs, Citigroup, Blackstone, and Apollo.

A criminal probe of the Obama Administration is in order at the same time the Justice Department conducts its investigation of BP.

Note--the entire report, along with documentation and a plethora of links, can be found at JoAnne Moretti's site.


It has been confirmed that the dispersal agent being used by BP and the government is Corexit 9500 , a solvent originally developed by Exxon and now manufactured by Nalco Holding Company of Naperville, IL. Their stock took a sharp jump, up more than 18% at its highest point of the day today, after it was announced that their product is the one being used in the Gulf. Nalco’s CEO, Erik Frywald, expressed their commitment to “helping the people and environment of the Gulf Coast recover as rapidly as possible.” It may be that the best way to help would be to remove their product from the fray. Take a look at some of the facts about Corexit 9500:

If you go to her blog and read the rest about Corexit etc. it is shocking and very upsetting the connnections just as the article above has stated. Just CLICK and scroll down and down and down she has done extensive work on this with tons of links for proof of what she has found out. ~ Wild Thing


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

Interesting that NALCO is headquartered in suburban Chicago. That alone makes me wonder if there isn't something to this article and what they have found out.

This is the same way they created the swine flu pandemic. Create the crisis and the cure comes from democrat communist companies that gain huge profits at the expense of the American people.

Add into ALL of this...........

Top PR firm for BP tied to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

Washington Examiner

PR firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner "helped BP plan and evaluate its successful re-branding campaign, focusing the company's branding on energy solutions, including the development of solar and other renewable energy sources." The firm's Stanley Greenberg is married to Rep. Rosa De Lauro, D-Conn. There was something of a flap last year when it was pointed out that White house Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had been living in the couple's Capitol Hill townhouse and resulting in a lot of questions about whether or not this arrangement violated congressional ethical guidelines. Further, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee paid Greenberg's firm some $500,000 in 2006 and 2008 while Emanuel was living with Greenberg.


The big Brazilian oil company is another top player on the ECX.” The same one that we ‘loaned’ ten billion to. The same one that George Soros is heavily invested in.

Something else to think about too. Petrobras is the company Soros put $900 million into. Soros then pays Obama, DeLauro, Pelosi, etc to prevent US drilling and yet loan Petrobras $10 billion at low interest from th Occupied U.S. Government...money we don't have...to drill.


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Congratulations Rush and Kathryn ! ~ Limbaugh Heads Down the Aisle!




It was a lavish Hawaiian-themed wedding bash headlined by none-other-than Sir Elton John Saturday in Florida.

He made a plea for privacy in an e-mail statement to the Post.

"We try to live our lives as normal people. We do not seek media attention.We do not want it, especially for this," he wrote.



Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Heads Down the Aisle


FOX News


American radio host and conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh, 59, wed for the fourth time in a Florida ceremony Saturday, The Palm Beach Post reported.

Uncharacteristic to his conservative and anti-gay commentary, Limbaugh reportedly hired British crooner Sir Elton John to play at his Hawaiian-themed wedding.

Sir Elton, who is openly gay, will reportedly receive $1 million for the singing gig.

Limbaugh married West Palm Beach resident Kathryn Rogers, 33, whom he met at a celebrity golf tournament in 2004. Rogers is a direct descendant of former U.S.

President John Adams and her father was a classmate of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) at the U.S. Naval Academy.

“I grew up so differently, traveling around the world, that I’m sometimes not able to relate to the average person my age,” Rogers told The Post regarding the 26-year difference between the two.




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


There were 400 to 500 people there, Bill Bennet ( radio tak show ) discussing it right now( 6:00a.m.) on the very early talk show Bennet has. He and his wife went to Rush's wedding.

Bill Bennet said Sean Hannity and his wife there as well.

The music included Phantom of the Opera and classical as well as other songs. Bennet said no politics from Elton John unlike what some have done like McCartney did the other day.


He said it was wonderful and Rush is totally happy. He said the party started Friday and ended Sunday. There were people there that had helped Rush all his life and other friends and family. Lots of military people, and NO gifts, donations made as a gift are being sent to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation .

Rush conducts an annual drive to help the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation collect contributions to provide scholarships for children of Marines and law enforcement officers/agents who have died in the line of duty.


Congrats, Rush, you rock!

You know what else I love about this......heh heh....having Elton John there to sing will drive the left NUTS! hahahhaha



....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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Jew HATER Helen Thomas Gets Dropped By Agency ~ Good!







Thomas gets dropped by agency

Nine Speakers, the agency that represents Helen Thomas, has dropped her as a client. This comes in the wake of controversial remarks on the Middle East.

The notice, obtained by POLITICO:

It is with a heavy heart that Nine Speakers, Inc. announces its resignation as the agent for Helen Thomas, Dean of the White House Press Corps.
Ms. Thomas has had an esteemed career as a journalist, and she has been a trailblazer for women, helping others in her profession, and beyond.
However, in light of recent events, Nine Speakers is no longer able to represent Ms. Thomas, nor can we condone her comments on the Middle East.
Nine Speakers will continue to enthusiastically represent all of our other current and future clients.



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

Give a liberal journalist enough time, and they'll show their racist colors.

She probably helped Pharaoh write up the order decreeing the Israelites had to make their bricks with no straw.


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Ex-Spokesmen Lead Charge for White House Reporter Helen Thomas to Be Fired




Ex-Spokesmen Lead Charge for White House Reporter Helen Thomas to Be Fired


FOX news


Two former White House spokesmen say it's time for Hearst reporter Helen Thomas to be fired -- or at least have her White House press credentials revoked -- after she told a rabbi that Israelis should "get the hell out of Palestine."

Ari Fleischer, President George W. Bush's press secretary, led the call in an e-mail Friday to the Huffington Post saying Thomas' comments amount to "religious cleansing."
"She should lose her job over this," Fleischer reportedly wrote. "As someone who is Jewish, and as someone who worked with her and used to like her, I find this appalling."
Lanny Davis, former special counsel to and White House spokesman for President Bill Clinton, issued a statement on Sunday saying Thomas, who he used to consider a close friend, "has showed herself to be an anti-Semitic bigot."
"Her statement that Jews in Israel should leave Israel and go back to Poland or Germany is an ancient and well-known anti-Semitic stereotype of the Alien Jew not belonging in the 'land of Israel' -- one that began 2,600 years with the first tragic and violent diaspora of the Jews at the hands of the Romans," said Davis.

Fleischer and Davis also suggested a double standard for Thomas, the 89-year-old White House Press Corps dean who has covered every president since Dwight Eisenhower.

"If she had asked all blacks to go back to Africa, what would White House Correspondents Association position be as to whether she deserved White House press room credentials -- much less a privileged honorary seat?" Davis asked, adding that those who say Thomas is protected by her right to free speech would likely be less tolerant if she were talking about other minority groups.
"She is advocating religious cleansing. How can Hearst stand by her? If a journalist, or a columnist, said the same thing about blacks or Hispanics, they would already have lost their jobs," Fleischer told the Huffington Post.

At a Jewish Heritage Month celebration at the White House last week Thomas, who is of Lebanese descent, said the Palestinian people "are occupied and it's their land" and that Israelis should "go home" to Poland, Germany, America "and everywhere else."

Thomas has a long history of anti-Israel rhetoric at White House press briefings. In 2006, Thomas posed a question to then-Press Secretary Tony Snow that suggested the United States supports "collective punishment for Lebanon and Palestine."

Snow responded, "Well, thank you for the Hezbollah view."

Last week at a briefing with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs that followed a flotilla raid by Israeli commandos, Thomas asked the question: "Our initial reaction to this flotilla massacre, deliberate massacre, an international crime, was pitiful. What do you mean you regret when something should be so strongly condemned? And if any other nation in the world had done it, we would have been up in arms. What is the sacrosanct, iron-clad relationship where a country that deliberately kills people and boycotts -- and we aid and abet the boycott?"

In a written statement issued Friday, Thomas apologized for the comment to Rabbi David Nessenoff, saying, she deeply regretted her comments and they "do not reflect" her "heartfelt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance."

"May that day come soon," she added.

Thomas is paying for her remarks. Her speaking agency Nine Speakers, Inc., reportedly dropped Thomas on Sunday.

Davis suggested Thomas' apology isn't up to snuff.

"Her apology was not direct and didn't address the merits of her belief in the stereotype that Jews are aliens in Israel and don't belong there. She should be at the least suspended from all privileges in the White House press room since bigots don't merit such privileges. And I believe Hearst should consider a similar suspension of her position as a nationally-syndicated columnist until she owns up to her bigotry and apologizes for it," Davis said.


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


By their silence...(Hearst, Obama administration, other journalists) they tacitly agree with her!
This is unconscionable!



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U.S.'s $13 Trillion Debt Poised to Overtake GDP



Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) explaining how over 90% of all bills passed by the senate are passed without being read, without being scored by the CBO, without being voted on, and totally in secret


“You don’t get thirteen trillion dollars into debt by doing things right,” he says.




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Barack Obama is poised to increase the U.S. debt to a level that exceeds the value of the nation’s annual economic output, a step toward what Bill Gross called a “debt super cycle.”

The CHART OF THE DAY tracks U.S. gross domestic product and the government’s total debt, which rose past $13 trillion for the first time this month. The amount owed will surpass GDP in 2012, based on forecasts by the International Monetary Fund. The lower panel shows U.S. annual GDP growth as tracked by the IMF, which projects the world’s largest economy to expand at a slower pace than the 3.2 percent average during the past five decades.

“Over the long term, interest rates on government debt will likely have to rise to attract investors,” said Hiroki Shimazu, a market economist in Tokyo at Nikko Cordial Securities Inc., a unit of Japan’s third-largest publicly traded bank. “That will be a big burden on the government and the people.”

Gross, who runs the world’s largest mutual fund at Pacific Investment Management Co. in Newport Beach, California, said in his June outlook report that “the debt super cycle trend” suggests U.S. economic growth won’t be enough to support the borrowings “if real interest rates were ever to go up instead of down.”


Dan Fuss, who manages the Loomis Sayles Bond Fund, which beat 94 percent of competitors the past year, said last week that he sold all of his Treasury bonds because of prospects interest rates will rise as the U.S. borrows unprecedented amounts. Obama is borrowing record amounts to fund spending programs to help the economy recover from its longest recession since the 1930s.

“The incremental borrower of funds in the U.S. capital markets is rapidly becoming the U.S. Treasury,” Boston-based Fuss said. “Do you really want to buy the debt of the biggest issuer?”





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

Just a passing thought but can you imagine a DeMint/Christie or Christie/DeMint ticket and Bachmann land Speaker of the House. heh heh

Jim DeMint is one of a handful that I think would do a great job in leading us to the restoration of our country.


Senator DeMint on the Bailout

We have seen this Government socialize our education system and make our schools among the worst in the world. We have seen this Government take over most of our health care system, making private insurance less and less affordable. We have seen this Government socialize our energy resources and bring our Nation to its knees by cutting the development of our own oil and natural gas supplies. And now we see this Congress yielding its constitutional obligations to a Federal bureaucracy, giving it the power to control virtually our entire financial system. Americans understand this and they are angry. They are our judge and our jury. They are watching what we are doing, and they will render their verdict based on our actions.
If we were honest with the American people and explained the failures that have led to this financial crisis, we might have the credibility to ask our citizens to allow us to borrow another $700 billion in their name to try to fix this problem. But we are not being honest. This problem was not created by our free enterprise system. It was created by us, the Congress and the Federal Government



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Mark
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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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There Will Be No Freedom Left If Obama Gets His Way




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Journalism 'Reinvention' Smacks of Government Control, Critics Say


FOX News

A list of potential policy recommendations to reinvent the field of journalism that has been compiled by the Federal Trade Commission is a "dangerous" overreach of power and a waste of taxpayer funds, critics of the project told FoxNews.com.

FTC officials began a project in May 2009 to consider the challenges the journalism industry faces in the digital age. The federal agency recently released a discussion draft titled "Potential Policy Recommendations to Support the Reinvention of Journalism," a 47-page document that outlines a major government push to rescue the country's flailing media platforms -- specifically newspapers, which have seen advertising revenues drop roughly 45 percent since 2000.

Among the numerous proposals mentioned in the document are:

-- the creation of a "journalism" division of AmeriCorps, the federal program that places 75,000 people with local and national nonprofit groups annually;

-- tax credits to news organizations for every journalist employed;

-- establishing citizenship news vouchers, which "would allow every American tax payer to allocate some amount of government funds to the non-profit media organization" of their choice;

-- increased funding for public radio and television;

-- providing grants to universities to conduct investigative journalism;

-- increased postal subsidies for newspapers and periodicals;

-- a 5 percent tax on consumer electronics, which would generate roughly $4 billion annually, to pay for increased public funding.

But some critics are voicing concerns about the draft document, saying that if the government has any influence over the Fourth Estate, it could lead to a dizzying web of conflicting interests and the eradication of independent journalism.




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"I find it dangerous for government to have a role in speech because the government gives and the government taketh away," Jeff Jarvis, an associate professor at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism, told FoxNews

"I don't even understand why they're doing this," he said. "This document is an anti-competitive and even unconstitutional world view."


Cliff Kincaid, editor of Accuracy in Media, a Washington-based media watchdog group, questioned the "legal and constitutional justification" for the FTC's involvement .

Dan Gainor, vice president of business and culture for the Media Research Center, a Washington-based media watchdog group, put his take on the proposals more succinctly.

"The mere fact that they're holding these hearings is the beginning of the problem," Gainor said. "They should have no hand in the future of journalism."


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

So we can expect this......This segment of the news is brought to you by Big Brother.

...smacks of government control.

Smacks of? Wrong. This is fundamentally and exclusively about government control of the press. Period.



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June 06, 2010

Tea Party Member Stuns Crowd! ~A Must See Video



Herman Cain lead a Q&A session at the Douglas County, GA. Tea Party when a young woman asked him about the attack by the Left on our Judeo-Christian heritage in America...He addressed her question, then went to the last question of the night, and the crowd was not expecting what happened next................

Our Founding Fathers wanted us to live it and God himself put it into the heart of man.

Patriots are standing once again, they are coming forward....WE WILL PREVAIL.


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A Marine stood up and told Cain that people forget the other verses to the Star Spangle Banner...He then sang it in a beautiful, powerful and moving voice..people in the crowd realized what is happening and stood up with hands on their hearts.

O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause. it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!


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

This made me cry, it was so beautiful. He sang verse 2 from the original anthem from his heart and soul.


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Terror Suspects Arrested at JFK




NEWARK — The FBI has arrested two New Jersey men in a shadowy terrorism plot tied to a radical Islamic group based in Somalia, both apprehended as they were preparing to board separate flights from JFK International Airport earlier this evening.

Both individuals were charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism through a group tied to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network, according to officials familiar with the details of the arrests. The sources declined to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly.

The agencies involved in the arrests also declined to talk about the case.

Jose Lozano, a spokesman for the state Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, said only: "Two individuals were arrested at JFK in connection with an ongoing investigation. At this time, we can provide no further details because the investigation is ongoing. The arrests do not relate to an immediate threat."

The arrests were the culmination of Operation Arabian Knight, officials said. Details remain sketchy, but authorities said the suspects have been under surveillance for some time and were being shadowed by an undercover New York City cop who managed to infiltrate their circle of friends and keep tabs as they bought air tickets and prepared to travel overseas.

The two were identified as Mohamed Hamoud Alessa, 20, of North Bergen, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 26, of Elmwood Park, who were both apprehended before they could board separate flights to Egypt. The arrests were made by teams of state and federal law-enforcement agents who have been investigating the pair since October 2006.

“Neither Alessa nor Almonte is married. Both are American citizens, said the anonymous officials.”

Officials said the suspects were not planning an imminent attack in the New Jersey-New York area but were believed to be joining with the terrorist fight against Americans in Somalia.

Authorities said the men planned to wage jihad as part of a Somalia-based Islamist terror group called al Shabaab...”


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


Interesting they were on seperate flights. I am not sure but I think that is a first,the other times the terrorists traveled together. Maybe they thought being apart on their flights would be lessof a chance of getting caught.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (3)


Hamas Supporter Obama Says Gaza Blockade Unsustainable ~ Hello Helen Thomas and Arafat Happy Now?



Obama now siding with Hamas over Israel. Despite the documented ambush on the Israeli soldiers this week by radical Islamists in the Mediterranean, the White House is pressuring Israel to end its blockade of Gaza essentially undermining Israel’s last wall of defense against the Islamic killers of Hamas.

Obama refused to side with Israel after the attack and told Prime Minister Netanyahu to go back to Israel out of concern that the Israeli Prime Minister would use the White House as his backdrop while discussing the flotilla ambush.

Reuters

The White House said on Friday Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip was unsustainable and urged a Gaza aid vessel sent by pro-Palestinian activists to divert to an Israeli port to reduce the risk of violence.

“We are working urgently with Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and other international partners to develop new procedures for delivering more goods and assistance to Gaza,” said Mike Hammer, spokesman for the White House National Security Council.
“The current arrangements are unsustainable and must be changed. For now, we call on all parties to join us in encouraging responsible decisions by all sides to avoid any unnecessary confrontations,” Hammer said in a statement.

Israel was preparing to intercept the Irish-owned ship the Rachel Corrie, bound for Gaza with aid and activists, after its naval operation on Monday in which nine Turkish activists were killed on another ship when it was boarded by Israeli forces.



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

Obama is on the side of those who hate Israel and the Jews.

Unsustainable?!? By who’s account? I think it’s working just fine thank you – and the IDF doesn’t appear to be the least bit over-extended. So what makes it unsustainable? The opinion of anti-semites the world over? Let them pound sand.

Barack Obama is is unsustainable and needs to be evicted from a power position.

Who does he think he is telling a sovereign country how to protect itself.

He isnt King of the world—————yet.



....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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John Boehner to Bush-Bashing Beatle: Apologize! And Karl Rove on IDIOT Beatle McCartney!





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Human Events


Paul McCartney's cheap shot aimed at former President George W. Bush at a White House event on Wednesday has prompted House Minority Leader John Boehner to demand an apology from the Beatle.

McCartney literally gushed over President Obama throughout his East Room concert. “Getting this prize would just be good enough, but getting it from this president…” McCartney said letting his praise trail off as if there were vast volumes left unsaid.

The prize McCartney was given is the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, a lifetime achievement award bestowed by the Library of Congress.

McCartney ended the evening taking a baseless cheap shot at former President George W. Bush.


“After the last eight years, it’s great to have a President who knows what a library is,” McCartney quipped.

When did decorum go out of style?

“Like millions of other Americans, I have always had a good impression of Paul McCartney and thought of him as a classy guy, but I was surprised and disappointed by the lack of grace and respect he displayed at the White House,” Boehner told HUMAN EVENTS. “I hope he'll apologize to the American people for his conduct which demeaned him, the White House and President Obama.”


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Karl Rove on Paul McCartney's Comment: "A Tasteless, Stupid and Ignorant Comment Designed To Win Political Applause Inside the East Room"

"Sir Paul should be better than that...Maybe if Sir Paul would consider an apology, that was a cheap shot and he should be ashamed" (Start video at 2:54)




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

You’d think that people would have had enough of this idiot Beatle. Gee Paul were it not for a little luck, you’d be an un-employed busboy in Liverpool. So why should we listen to you again?

I’m one of the few people who didn’t like McCartney nor his group from the git go.


As Laura Ingraham said “Shut up and sing”.We don’t need Paul Mcartney’s opinion of our president.He’s Not an American citizen so he doesn’t have a vote.

Better yet,if he likes Obama that much he can take him back too merry old England.



....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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Liberals, New Age Slave Masters by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired



Liberals, New Age Slave Masters

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

One never thought that a President of the United States and members of a major political party would actively work together to destroy this country. If such activity were to happen in Iran, China, the USSR, or Eastern Europe, one would understand, even applaud. But the United States of America? To anyone watching events, the fact that the Obama Administration and Democrat Congress are actively at work to destroy the goose that laid the golden egg is so obvious that prospects for the nation’s future are for the first time in my adult life, unsettling.

Increasing voices call for armed revolt; and should that happen, so be it. But in the mean time cool heads must prevail and work to crush Obama and his destroyers at the ballot box before they have a chance to make taking America back impossible short of the use of arms, which is their goal, and this becomes a nation of elitists running the country, and de facto slaves preening the elitists’ “feathers.” No doubt some, like Obama’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright, and just as likely Obama given his manifest attitude and writings, revel at that possibility of “the chickens coming home to roost” for white middle/mainstream America, who incidentally had zero to do with slave descendants’ social or economic condition.

On the subject of slavery, there is more to slavery than involuntary servitude: there is slavery of the mind and heart where one is told what to believe and/or think, what to watch or not to watch, to listen to or not; denial of the human right to pray in public facilities under the guise of “separation of church and state;” restricting if not destroying the right of free speech on talk radio by enacting laws that would require equal time for opposing points of view at the expense of the original proponent; taking ones earnings to “spread around;” forcing the procurement of a product or service, such as mandatory health care; effectively forcing workers to become members of a labor organization whether they want to or not as in “card check” by removing the right to a secret ballot and subjecting workers to union thug intimidation with respect to their vote; and, encouraging, if not demanding “volunteer” service that potentially serves a political party or objective; etc., to name a handful of enslavement frameworks.

There is income slavery where one hundred percent of the fruits of one’s labor, per Obama’s father, are taken by the government and the government decides who gets what and how much, except for elitists. Slavery is where the government keeps income producing Americans alive to support those who do not contribute to themselves or to anyone else. And, on the subject of “keeping alive,” given Obama’s underlying philosophy and his likeminded Czars with whom he has surrounded himself to carry out his wishes, there is little doubt that those who become a drain on “society” would be terminated whether ready or not and/or willing or not.

Survey the state of the country that liberals have created and dominate and decide which, “Hope and Change” or conservatism would be preferable:

The U.S. presently “enjoys” all time high unemployment, crime, drug abuse, homicide, rape, theft, business and political corruption, domestic violence, pornography, child: molestation, abandonment, and abuse, elder abuse, perverted sexual behavior, AIDS, divorce, and illegal activity from a White House that declares openness and transparency but where the opposite is true, using thugs to intimidate voters, and fostering if not inspiring massive voter fraud; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives pretending to be a Catholic Christian while in practice being neither.


Additionally, there are constant liberal attacks on freedom of speech to silence opposition. It isn’t conservatives making those attacks, it is liberals who impute conservatives with their own hatred and declare dissent or criticism as racism or “hate speech.”

The foregoing are the fruits of “liberalism;” and liberals’ solution is to invent yet another government program to fix the “fix” from which the foregoing indicators grew. No wonder that one talk show host says that “liberalism is a mental disorder.”

If ever there was a time that mastodons of the “Silent Majority” should abandon their silence, it is now! Instead of accepting Colin Powell’s recently stated nonsense, “it’s a different era,” this is America folks; the “Silent Majority” should speak out, write and inform one’s Senators and Representative of one’s attitudes, and in the event of noncompliance to those voters’ attitudes and wishes, crush them at the ballot box.


Fortunately, there is a growing army of conservatives who are at long last willing to take on liberals at every level. For that, one can thank God. And while mentioning God, it is notable that He instructed all to “love our enemies” and to “pray for our leaders,” who in the instant case are one and the same.

While one does not hesitate to point out both error and fault, one should pray that the nation’s leaders will have their blinded eyes opened, repent and abandon their concerted efforts to destroy (“totally change”) this nation.

Semper Fidelis





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

Well done, he is really 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


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM


White House ...Dep. National Security Adviser John Brennan...Linked To Flotilla Organizers


White House linked to flotilla organizers

Israel official ties president's adviser to controversial 'Free Gaza Movement'


wnd


A top adviser to President Obama is the contact person within the White House for communications with the Free Gaza Movement over plans to challenge Israel's blockade of the terrorist Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, according to a reputable source close to the Netanyahu government.

The source, a career official whose reliability was established through his tips for the book, "Why Israel Can't Wait," identified John O. Brennan, deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism, as the contact.

The allegation raises the bizarre possibility that the Free Gaza Movement's flotilla action in the Mediterranean was being coordinated with the White House, something that would align with a shift in U.S. policy toward Israel being debated within the Obama administration.

Mike Hammer, a National Security Council spokesman, told WND flatly the report "is not true."

"John Brennan is quite busy in his job as the president's counterterrorism and homeland security adviser, relentlessly working to keep the country safe," Hammer said in a e-mail to WND. "The administration has others who are responsible for our Middle East policy. So, again, not true."

However, Brennan's activities in his "counterterrorism" work have involved him in situations with domestic groups known to have ties to Middle East terrorism.

WND previously has reported that Brennan participated in a meeting with Muslim law students, facilitated by the Islamic Society of North America, a group that was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a case where the founders of the Holy Land Foundation of Texas were given life sentences "for funneling $12 million" to Hamas, the group currently in political control of Gaza.

WND further reported that at a meeting with Muslim law students at New York University, Brennan declared himself a "citizen of the world" who believed the United States government should never engage in "profiling" in pursuit of national security.

The New York Times reported this week that the Obama administration's policy toward Israel was changing in a re-evaluation that now considers Israel's blockade of Gaza to be untenable. But Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu insisted in a special press conference in his office Thursday that "Israel will not apologize for defending itself," which strongly suggested Israel fully intends to continue its blockade.

Brennan tilts toward Islam

In a speech delivered Aug. 9, 2009, to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and archived on the White House website, Brennan commented that using "a legitimate term, 'jihad,' meaning to purify oneself or to wage a holy struggle for a moral goal" to describe terrorists "risks reinforcing the idea that the United States is somehow at war with Islam itself."

In reporting on Brennan’s speech to the CSIS, WND noted his specific advice regarding the Middle East, namely, that U.S. foreign policy should encourage greater assimilation of the Hezbollah terrorist organization into the Lebanese government.

WND noted that in a July 2008 article in The Annals, a publication of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Brennan argued it "would not be foolhardy, however, for the United States to tolerate, and even to encourage, greater assimilation of Hezbollah into Lebanon's political system, a process that is subject to Iranian influence."

Continued Brennan: "Hezbollah is already represented in the Lebanese parliament and its members have previously served in the Lebanese cabinet, reflections of Hezbollah's interest in shaping Lebanon's political future from within government institutions. This involvement is a far cry from Hezbollah's genesis as solely a terrorist organization dedicated to murder, kidnapping and violence."

At the August 2009 press conference for the CSIS, Brennan declared, "Hezbollah started out as purely a terrorist organization back in the early '80s and has evolved significantly over time. And now it has members of parliament, in the cabinet; there are lawyers, doctors, others who are part of the Hezbollah organization."

Middle Eastern terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah frequently maintain civilian units of doctors and lawyers so as to emphasize their outreach with local politicians and increase their political acceptance in the international arena.

Conceivably, the Istanbul-based Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief, better known by the Turkish acronym IHH, would fit Brennan's definition of the charitable side of organizations such as Hezbollah, despite IHH's ties to al-Qaida that have been documented by experts such as former investigating judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere, who led the French judiciary's counter-terrorism unit for nearly two decades before retiring in 2007.

The IHH, in fact, is not included on the U.S. State Department's current list of 45 groups designated as foreign terrorist organizations. Both Hezbollah and Hamas are listed.

In his speech to the New York University law school students posted on YouTube by the White House, Brennan included a lengthy statement in Arabic that he did not translate for his English-speaking audience.


Dep. National Security Adviser John Brennan: Calls Jerusalem 'al Quds'


Noting that he spent time spent as an undergraduate with the American University in Cairo during the 1970s, Brennan proceeded to use only the Arabic name "Al Quds" when referring to Jerusalem, commenting that during his 25 years in government he spent considerable time in the Middle East, as a political officer with the State Department and as a CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia.
"In Saudi Arabia, I saw how our Saudi partners fulfilled their duty as custodians of the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina," he said. "I marveled at the majesty of the hajj and the devotion of those who fulfilled their duty as Muslims of making that pilgrimage."


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


Brennan was the man running the security company that breached candidates passport files during the presidential election.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/22/passport.files/index.html

Personally I can’t help but wonder if some of the terrorists entering America by legal means may be a result of Brennan’s activities.

There was also the news that Obama's associatates Ayers, Ayers wife Dohrn helped organize flotilla group.
Obama Fund raiser Jodie Evans of Code Pink along with them.

So I would say the WH can deny it all day long, but there is very much a connection from Obama, his admin, his associates to the Flotilla organizers.


....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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June 05, 2010

Mexico Opens California Office to Provide ID For Illegals




Mexico opens California office to provide ID for illegals

By: Sara A. Carter
National Security Correspondent

Washington Examiner

The Mexican government is opening a satellite consular office on Catalina Island -- a small resort off the California coast with a history of drug smuggling and human trafficking -- to provide the island's illegal Mexican immigrants with identification cards, The Washington Examiner has learned.

The Mexican consular office in Los Angeles issued a flier, a copy of which was obtained by The Examiner, listing the Catalina Island Country Club as the location of its satellite office. It invites Mexicans to visit the office to obtain the identification, called matricular cards, by appointment.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican whose district includes Catalina Island, said handing out matricular cards will exacerbate an already dangerous situation.
"Handing out matricular cards to Mexicans who are not in this country legally is wrong no matter where it's done," he said. "But on Catalina it will do more damage. It's a small island but there's evidence it's being used as a portal for illegals to access mainland California."
Rohrabacher added, "If there were a large number of Americans illegally in Mexico and the U.S. consulate was making it easier for them to stay, Mexico would never permit it."

Mexican officials with the consular office in Los Angeles could not be reached immediately for comment. The matricular consular identification card, is issued by the Mexican government to Mexican nationals residing outside the country, regardless of immigration status. The purpose is to provide identification for opening bank accounts and obtaining other services. But the cards are usually used to skirt U.S. immigration laws, since Mexicans in the country legally have documents proving that status, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said.


Officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said their agency was asked by Mexican officials not to enforce U.S. immigration laws on the island while the cards were being issued.

"It amazes me every time that the Mexican government has the gall to tell us what to do," said an ICE official, who asked not to be named. "More surprisingly is how many times we stand by and let them. This is just an example of one of hundreds of requests we've had to deal with."

In April, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies seized a boat carrying large quantities of marijuana and detained three Mexican nationals who said they were being smuggled into the United States.

The island has a sizable Mexican migrant population. Most are undocumented low-income workers.

1:15pm UPDATE:

Washington Examiner

Mexican government officials have moved their satellite consular office from the Catalina Island Country Club to a Catholic Church – citing protection under the Geneva Convention


Mexican government officials have moved their satellite consular office from the Catalina Island Country Club to a Catholic Church – citing protection under the Vienna Convention - after it was discovered that they did not have the appropriate paperwork to issue the island’s illegal immigrants identification cards.


Since The Washington Examiner reported that the management of the club, on the island of Catalina, discovered that the event was not a multi-cultural celebration as they had been told and refused to allow the Mexican government to set up shop


The Mexican officials will provide "matricular" card services to Mexican nationals at St. Catherine’s Church, on the island.


Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican whose district includes Catalina Island, is heading to the island by helicopter today to confront the officials.


“If the Catholic Church insists on preventing immigration law from being enforced, then they should step up and pay the bill. Let the Catholic Church open up its schools for free and use their vast resources to pay for the benefits of illegals if they feel it’s such a moral issue,” Rep. Rohrabacher told The Examiner. “I don’t exactly see Cardinal Mahoney announcing the sale of catholic church property to pay the bills for illegal immigration. This holier than thou hypocrisy has got to stop.”




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

I had NO idea Catalina had become such a problem regarding illegals. Hadn’t even dreamt of it. This is quite a surprise to me. Catalina Island was so beautiful. This is the same Santa Catalina Island from the famous in song......
Twenty six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin' for me
Santa Catalina, the island of romance, romance, romance

They have to make an appointment to get the cards.......perfect time for ICE to be there to greet them......IF ONLY!

This is further proof the US government doesn’t have the the peoples’ interest at heart.

I'M SO SICK OF THIS CRAP! (yes, I'm yelling on purpose and no, I don't feel any better)

Obviously our American Sovereignty no longer exists or at least counts for anything. Obama and Governor Schwarzenegger have achieved their goals of open borders.


Officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said their agency was asked by Mexican officials not to enforce U.S. immigration laws on the island while the cards were being issued.

WTH?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Since when do we DO what Mexico TELLS us to do concerning ILLEGAL ALIENS on AMERICAN SOIL?!?!?!?!??!?! Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!?!?!?!?!?!


If the Catholic Church insists on preventing immigration law from being enforced, then they should step up and pay the bill.

DITTO that!!!!!!


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

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



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (2)


Anti-Semite Helen Thomas: Jews Should ‘Get the Hell Out of Palestine and Go Back To Germany And Poland’



Helen Thomas: Jews Should ‘Get the Hell Out of Palestine and Go Back To Germany And Poland’

Big Journalism

by Jeff Dumetz

Helen Thomas is as fair and open minded as she is good looking. The most senior (she turns 90 this summer) of White-House correspondents has given up being a real reporter and instead spends her time spewing venom at America’s war on terror and/or anything Israel does. For example during the 2008/09 Israeli battle with Hamas in Gaza, Thomas was interviewed by NPR and compared the IDF action to Nazi Germany

I mean, you can’t remain neutral. I remember the rabbi who spoke at the Martin Luther King march on Washington. Heschel had a cameo appearance, and he said, “The greatest sin of all in the Nazi era was silence.” When you remain silent to the suffering and the incredible aggression against a people, then you are culpable.

Just two days ago Thomas berated Robert Gibbs for America’s initial reaction to the violence created by the Guerrilla Flotilla; she said Israel committed a deliberate massacre, international crime, and called Israel a terrorist state.



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I used to attribute Thomas’ venom to the combination of her liberal leanings and Lebanese heritage, but the video below indicates that her intentions are more nefarious than that: Thomas is just not a big fan of the Jewish people.
My friend, Rabbi David Nessenoff, an award winning film-maker, visited the White House for the Jewish Heritage Month Ceremonies. There, he had the chance to meet Helen Thomas and asked her about Israel:



Helen Thomas tells Jews to go back to Germany ......."These people are occupied. And it's their land." Rabbi Nesenoff broke this story on RabbiLIVE.com Rabbi David F. Nesenoff interviewed Helen Thomas on the White House Lawn on American Jewish Heritage Celebration Day at the White House.


Go back to Germany and Poland?? Why, Ms. Thomas? You do remember the Holocaust right? Heck you’re old enough to remember the Crusades.

There are some people who believe that any criticism of Israel is anti-Semitism. That belief is as ignorant as anti-Semitism itself. There is however, a great deal of crossover between hatred of Israel and hatred of the Jews. To find out what people really mean you need to examine the words they use.

Helen Thomas’ comparing of the IDF to Nazi Germany is nothing but an attempt to water-down the horror of the Holocaust, and to dehumanize Israel. And her advice to the Jews to get the hell out of Palestine, and go back to Poland and Germany is nothing short of anti-Semitism. If Thomas’ comments were directed toward any other group but the Jews, she would have been out of work a very long time ago. Maybe it’s time for Helen’s bosses to retire her to the The Home For Crazy Old Anti-Semites.


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Helen Thomas Apologizes for Saying Jews Should 'Get the Hell Out of Palestine'

FOX news


Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas has issued an apology after saying in an interview that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine.”

Thomas, a longtime White House correspondent who now writes a column for Hearst newspapers, made the comments May 27 after a White House Jewish heritage event.

Asked by Rabbi David Nesenoff of RabbiLive.com if she had “any comments on Israel,” Thomas replied, “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine.”

Thomas went on to say that the Palestinian people “are occupied and it’s their land” and that Israelis should “go home” -- to Poland, Germany, America “and everywhere else.”

In a written statement issued Friday, Thomas apologized, saying, “I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians.”

She said the comments “do not reflect” her “heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance.”

“May that day come soon,” she added.




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

I say BS to her apology. She spoke right from her freaking DNA, she hates Jews and made it very clear how she feels about them.

All those that hate Jews will be coming out of the closet now. She/they are emboldened by the Israel hating Muslim loving Obama too.

Contact information to let the WH know how you feel about this FREAK terrorist lover in their WH press pool, Helen Thomas antisemite who publicly advocates the destruction of an ally ISRAEL and the Jews!!

Contact the White House (EMail)

She has no business being there, period!

White House switchboard 202-456-1414

Capitol switchboard 202-224-3121


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Israeli Navy Warned Turkish Ship; Received Anti-Semitic Responses






Here is an audio transmission released by the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) that is reportedly from the day they confronted the Mavi Marmara, a Pro-Palestinian ship that attempted to run the blockade on Gaza. In the transmission, you hear the Israeli Navy warn the Mavi Marmara, and the anti-Semitic responses they received from the ship.


YNet News

The IDF released on Friday an audio reproduction of the moments before Monday’s raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

In it, the soldiers can be heard warning the flotilla that its vessels are nearing an area under naval blockade. They are answered by calls of “Go back to Auschwitz” and “Don’t forget 9/11 guys”.



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

The Israelis have Laser-guided naval shells. Pinpoint accuracy over-the-horizon with aircraft based Laser designators. If the Turks mess with the Israeli Navy, they are in for a world of hurt.



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Army Slams Door...Lt. Col. Lakin hearing: 'Items pertaining to president's credentials are not relevant'






Army slams door on Obama details

Lt. Col. Lakin hearing: 'Items pertaining to president's credentials are not relevant'

wnd


An Army "investigating officer" has banished evidence about the controversy over President Obama's eligibility – or lack thereof – to be commander-in-chief from a pending hearing for a career military doctor who announced he is refusing orders until Obama documents his constitutional status.

"In my view our constitutional jurisprudence allows Congress alone, and not a military judicial body, to put the president's credentials on trial," wrote Daniel J. Driscoll in a memorandum determining what evidence the defense for Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin will be allowed to explore at next week's hearing.
"It is my opinion the discovery items pertaining to the president's credentials are not relevant to the proof of any element of the charges and specifications set forth in the charge sheet," he continued. "Consequently I will not examine the documents or witnesses pertinent to the president or his credentials to hold office."

The ruling came prior to a scheduled Article 32 hearing for Lakin, who posted a video inviting his own court hearing because of the status of the president and questions over whether his eligibility means orders given under his control would be invalid.


Lakin is not the first officer to raise questions. Others have included Army doctor Capt. Connie Rhodes and Army reservist Maj. Stefan Cook. But Lakin is the first active-duty officer to raise the question.

And in at least one of the earlier disputes, the Army simply canceled the orders rather than allow the argument to come to a head.

But now the Army has scheduled Lakin's Article 32 hearing – a military version of a preliminary hearing – for June 11.

Word about the ruling from Driscoll came from the American Patriot Foundation, which operates the Safeguard Our Constitution website which is generating support for Lakin.

While Driscoll cited "Rule for Courts-Martial 405" which allows "the production of witnesses 'whose testimony would be relevant…'" he said questions about Obama's eligibility – which could bear on the validity of military orders – will be ignored.

Driscoll then blamed the defense for not giving him what he wanted.

"I expressly instructed '[y]our submissions, if any, on the subject of lawfulness of orders, derivation of authority, political questions and the like should be sufficiently scholarly to allow me to make an informed determination of relevance of the requested items to the truth of the specifications and charges at issue," Driscoll wrote.

"The defense submitted a memorandum outlining the concept of chain of command, showing that the president is at the top of the chain, showing that the Constitution requires the president to be a natural born citizen and stating that soldiers must disobey 'illegal orders,'" Driscoll continued. "There is no scholarly discussion of what constitutes an illegal order or under what circumstances such an order can be disobeyed or must be disobeyed."

Instead, he said, the "law of lawfulness of orders" should prevail.

The result is that he denied defense requests for Obama's Punahou school records, Hawaii Health Department records, Occidental College records, Columbia records and Harvard records.

He also rejected a request that Obama be called to answer questions about his eligibility.

Driscoll said those who have custody of Obama's records – several Hawaii and various school officials – also will not be allowed to testify.

Driscoll declined to respond to a WND request to comment on his ruling.

But Lakin said the result "makes it impossible for me to have a fair hearing."

"I cannot even raise the issue of the president's eligibility, on the grounds that my position has 'no basis in law,'" he said.

Lakin, who previously has served in Afghanistan, refused orders this spring to go again, "because the president refuses – even in the face of mounting evidence to the contrary – to prove his eligibility under the Constitution to hold office."

Lakin's hearing is scheduled at 9 a.m. in Room 134 of Building T-2 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. It is open to the public.

Lakin's advisers, however, told WND he will have an opportunity to raise the question again later during a court-martial process, once the Article 32 hearing is over.

Continue with article HERE



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

It is my understanding that an officer’s oath is to the Constitution, not the Chain of Command. The Chain of Command holds its authority only when in compliance with the Constitution.

This member of the military has every right to challenge this CIC. To deny a honest investigation is to deny every citizen access to the full truth.

We are being lied to. Why? Why is it so damned important to cover up for this eight year old pretender?


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


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


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (1)


Obama's Gulf Oil Massive Leak....It was on his list but where and when.....



This video was made from Kevin Kristy's photo essay at PolitiPage........POLITI Page




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

This video is well done and shoes the time frame of all Obama did before he finally found the time to get his unqualified community organizer butt to the Gulf.

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June 04, 2010

Flotilla Choir Presents: We Con the World....A Must See Video



From Israeli author and columnist Caroline Glick

Caroline writes:

Her website

This week at Latmathe Hebrew-language media satire website I edit, we decided to do something new. We produced a clip in English. There we feature the Turkish-Hamas “love boat” captain, crew and passengers in a musical explanation of how they con the world.
We think this is an important Israeli contribution to the discussion of recent events and we hope you distribute it far and wide.
All the best, Caroline


The video includes the footage that the “Mainstream Media” and “Islamic and Arab” world wishes you NEVER had the chance to see.

We Con the World
full text:

There comes a time
When we need to make a show
For the world, the Web and CNN
There’s no people dying,
so the best that we can do
Is create the greatest bluff of all

We must go on pretending day by day
That in Gaza, there’s crisis, hunger and plague
Coz the billion bucks in aid won’t buy their basic needs
Like some cheese and missiles for the kids

We’ll make the world
Abandon reason
We’ll make them all believe that the Hamas
Is Momma Theresa
We are peaceful travelers
With guns and our own knives
The truth will never find its way to your TV

Ooooh, we’ll stab them at heart
They are soldiers, no one cares
We are small, and we took some pictures with doves
As Allah showed us, for facts there’s no demand
So we will always gain the upper hand

We’ll make the world
Abandon reason
We’ll make them all believe that the Hamas
Is Momma Theresa
We are peaceful travelers
we’re waving our own knives
The truth will never find its way to your TV

If Islam and terror brighten up your mood
But you worry that it may not look so good
Well well well well don’t you realize
You just gotta call yourself
An activist for peace and human aid

We’ll make the world
Abandon reason
We’ll make them all believe that the Hamas
Is Momma Theresa
We are peaceful travelers
We’re waving our own knives
The truth will never find its way to your TV

We con the world
We con the people
We’ll make them all believe the IDF is Jack the Ripper
We are peaceful travelers
We’re waving our own knives
The truth will never find its way to your TV
We con the world (Bruce: we con the world…)
We con the people (Bruce: we con the people…)
We’ll make them all believe the IDF is Jack the Ripper
We are peaceful travelers
We’re waving our own knives
The truth will never find its way to your TV
The truth will never find its way to your TV




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


BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (3)


Gov. Jan Brewer Remarks At Metting With Obama




Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer following her meeting with President Obama at the White House today, June 3, 2010. Brewer said she is “encouraged” following the meeting, that there will be a better dialogue between her state and the Federal Government on the issue of Border Security. She said Obama promised to send officials to meet with her state officials on the issue within two weeks. Brewer also said she hopes it will lead to greater movement on securing the border with Mexico. Brewer just smiled when asked if she thinks Obama has actually read the Arizona Immigration Law.

Brewer said she was “encouraged” by the meeting. She was asked if she thought Obama understood the Arizona law. She responded by saying, “You know, he’s a well-learned man and a lawyer. If he has read the law, I’m sure he understands the law.”

Then then the reporter then asked if she believes Obama has read the Arizona anti-illegal Immigration Law? Her response was priceless! Just a big broad smile! She did not elaborate!

Gov. Jan Brewer appeared to obtain few results from her meeting with Obama Thursday,Obama assured her that he would send White House staff members to her state to talk with officials about efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico border and he provided no details about where the 1,200 National Guard troops will be deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border.



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

This is soooo stupid on Obama's part and an intentional snub to her and to AZ. There she was with him and he had to say he would send some of his freaking staff to let her know what he planned. He makes me sick!

The federal government is willfully violating federal laws. I swear Im living in bizzaro world.


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


Gov. Brewer to Senator Schumer: Secure the Border First






Brewer to Senator Schumer: Secure the Border First


GOV. Jan Brewer

While in Washington this week, Governor Jan Brewer responded to Senator Charles Schumer’s letter calling for a delay in implementation of Arizona’s new immigration law. Brewer rejected the lip-service paid to “comprehensive immigration reform” and reiterated her demand to secure the border.

Washington lacks credibility on immigration issues and the only way to build credibility is for the government to do something immediately to address border security and restore interior enforcement. To that point, Governor Brewer proposed a four point federal Border “Surge” strategy.

FIRST HERE is the letter from Sen. Charles Schumer:


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Governor Brewer responds to Senator Schumer's letter

June 3, 2010


The Honorable Charles E. Schumer
Chairman
Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Refugees
United States Senate
313 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Re: Correspondence on Border Security

Dear Senator Schumer:

I appreciate your interest in helping us secure our border and recognizing my duty as Governor to address the public security concerns of Arizonans.

Arizona's border regions, extending into metropolitan Phoenix and Tucson, have become increasingly lawless because the federal government has not effectively controlled our international border and enforced its immigration laws. The federal government's policy of securing the border in the El Paso and San Diego areas has turned Arizona into the superhighway of illegal drug and human smuggling activity. The City of Phoenix has earned the dubious distinction of being the kidnapping capital of the United States, ranking only second behind Mexico City in the world. Busts of drop houses, where illegal immigrants are often held for ransom and otherwise severely abused, are not uncommon occurrences in some Arizona neighborhoods.

Given these circumstances, I am sure you can understand that waiting a year or more based on another federal promise of getting serious this time is not an option for Arizona. As has been said here, calling for comprehensive immigration reform before securing the border is like asking for comprehensive energy policy reform before stopping the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

Here is my diagnosis of the problem and the way forward. Congress and successive Administrations (both Republican and Democrat) have lost all credibility with the American people, and Arizonans in particular, regarding border security and interior enforcement of federal immigration laws.

Unfortunately, I understand that the consensus in Washington D.C. is that nothing will be done legislatively on immigration this year and any promises of action for the rest of the year are part of some national political strategy. Neither side of the immigration debate will be fooled by that strategy. This non-action will only build the sense of alienation that Americans feel toward a federal government that won’t solve problems that affect their everyday lives. It will be more of the same “promise something, do nothing, blame someone” political spin from Washington.

How do you build credibility on immigration issues? You need to show that the federal government can do something immediately to address border security and restore interior enforcement. We do not need new federal laws, but rather action by President Obama and sufficient funding from the Congress to secure the border and enforce our current laws.

The action taken must also be significant. To that end, I would propose that the federal government adopt a “surge” strategy. The Border Surge would continue until the border is secured as demonstrated by facts on the ground and integrity is restored to our interior immigration enforcement. Thereafter, the federal government would need to keep the resources necessary on the ground to maintain a secure border and enforce its immigration laws.

What would the federal Border Surge consist of? A good place to start would be the Border Security Plan that I announced in April and the multiple requests I have sent to President Obama and his administration regarding specific, immediate actions that should be taken. I have attached those for your review.

In addition, I ask you to give another look at the ten-point border security proposal by Senators McCain and Kyl. It is based, in part, on the border security plan of the Arizona Cattlemen’s Association developed in reaction to their everyday experiences of living and working on the border and in tribute to their fellow member, the late Robert Krentz, who was killed on his ranch earlier this year.

In summary, I would highlight the following four categories of actions that would prove very helpful to the State of Arizona in the proposed Border Surge:

1. Send the National Guard troops back to the border and increase the number of Border Patrol agents. The bi-partisan group of border governors requested the redeployment of the National Guard over a year ago. Then-Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano believed the National Guard was very helpful on the border under Operation Jump Start and unsuccessfully fought the Bush Administration when they were removed. Border governors renewed their joint request in April of this year. A particular need that has been identified is for more aerial support. My border security plan announced last month has redeployed Arizona’s very limited aerial resources to the border regions, and I have asked for additional support. I am happy to hear the President recently recognize that our border challenges require a National Guard response. However, I am not satisfied with the lack of specifics in his proposal. I hope to hear more when I meet with him today.

2. Complete a real border fence. The President's proposed budget provides no funds for completion of the border fence. Arizona's problem was caused in large part by the federal strategy of building a border fence only in the El Paso and San Diego areas in the 1990s. The construction and continual repair of a secure, and complete, border fence has to be part of the solution. The State of Arizona stands ready to assist in this effort. We have state prisons near the border and will supply inmate labor to build these fences in a cost-effective manner.

3. Fund federal agencies to be able to enforce current immigration laws. The McCain-Kyl Plan has a whole series of proposals to increase resources to under-manned and under-coordinated federal agencies. These proposals include funding additional Border Patrol stations in the Tucson Sector, increasing aerial assets along the border, and improving real-time radio/electronic communications capability among the different federal agencies and with state and local law enforcement agencies. Congress should also ensure adequate funding is appropriated to meet detention, processing, prosecution and other costs that result from a legitimate commitment to securing the border and enforcing federal immigration laws.

4. Reimburse Border States for costs related to the federal government’s failure to secure the border. For example, Congress has failed to reimburse the States and localities for their costs of incarcerating criminal aliens under the existing State Criminal Alien Assistance Program. The State of Arizona and localities spend upwards of $150 million per year for criminal aliens in our prisons and jails. Another example is the burden on our county sheriffs dealing with all this drug and human smuggling activity. The federal government should fully fund the existing Operation Stonegarden, a program that provides funding to border law enforcement agencies. Senators McCain and Kyl have proposed increasing federal funding by $40 million for a total of $100 million.

As you know, problems do not wait for when it is politically convenient to address them. When I assumed office over a year ago, Arizona faced the worst budget deficit in the nation on a per capita basis. I proposed, and the Arizona Legislature passed, a budget that made many painful cuts. The State of Arizona has reduced its workforce by over 10 percent and cut over $2 billion out of roughly a $10 billion budget. State employees, including myself, are taking a 5% pay cut to balance the state budget. And on May 18, Arizona voters overwhelmingly approved increasing the state sales tax by 1% for three years to support education, public safety and heath needs.

Arizonans, and I believe all Americans, expect their leaders to make the tough calls whether on the budget or on securing our border. If the federal government won’t secure the border, the State of Arizona will step in to complement federal efforts in a constitutional manner and protect the security of its citizens.

I believe the Border Surge strategy is the only way forward. Everyone agrees that our border is broken. Let’s do something. I sincerely desire to work with the Arizona delegation, you and your colleagues in Congress and the Obama administration on this strategy.

Sincerely,
Janice K. Brewer
Governor



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

She is good. he heh Can you imagine if there was a Brewer and Obama debate Arizona's SB 1070. tra la la she would leave the teleprompter robot in the dust.



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



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


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (2)


Brecksville-Broadview Heights Ryan Nowlin Heading to The United States Marine Band


Under the direction of Ryan Nowlin, Rachel Mangan practices with the Marching Bees for the 2009 high school football season.


Brecksville-Broadview Heights ( OHIO) Marching Bee band director Ryan Nowlin heading to The United States Marine Band


BROADVIEW HEIGHTS


Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Band Director Ryan Nowlin announced his new position of staff arranger for“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C.


Nowlin said the five-month long audition and interview for the staff arranger job was kept “close to his heart” throughout the process. He said he was not actively looking to leave his present position, which he’s held for the past five years.


“The hardest day for me, without a doubt, was the day I told the students,” Nowlin said. “The students were especially proud of me once they heard what I was doing. They were very encouraging and I was very touched. The impact of these students, my colleagues, and the community on my life and family has been enormous and I am forever grateful.”


Nowlin learned about the pending vacancy of the Marine Band staff arranger through a musician friend in the band. Once he submitted his resume, Nowlin had to arrange several musical arrangements before the selection process began.


After the semi-final decision, he learned he was selected as one of the top two finalists upon returning from the BBHHS band trip to Walt Disney World in April.


After the review of more musical arrangements, Nowlin learned that he had been selected for the position. The other finalist was the staff arranger for the United States Air Force Band, so Nowlin thought he would be selected.


“I thought it was fun while it lasted,” said Nowlin, noting that the other finalist, originally from Medina, showed up for the final interview in his Air Force dress uniform.


“This career change is something I never foresaw,” Nowlin said.


Nowlin said he is pleased to say that three of his grandfathers were all in the military during World War II.


“I wasn’t that man, but I can serve this way,” he said. “I feel I have the skill set for this - not as the person who won five Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts like my grandfather.”


Before beginning his position in late summer, Nowlin said he will have to officially become a Marine, meet with his Marine Corps recruiter here, transfer to Washington, DC, and undergo two to four weeks of training.


The Marine Band is comprised of 130 members who perform in four musical groups; the marching band, the chamber orchestra, the concert band and chamber ensemble. The group performs at state functions for the President, including the presidential inauguration.


Additionally, the band tours nationally and performs as a back-up to musical guests at the White House among other duties.


Nowlin said his music department colleagues at BBHHS and the middle school, Jason Wyse, Steve Cocchiola, Chuck Valley, Brady Sark, Ivory Kovach, and Debbi Scheufler, and Julie Sterman have been supportive and very excited for him.




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

How exciting for Ryan Nowlin to be chosen for this. News like this is so great to hear about with so many things happening that make us angry and frustrated.

CONGRATULATIONS Ryan Nowlin!!



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



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


The Coming Resignation of Barack Obama



The Coming Resignation of Barack Obama

American Spectator

by Peter Ferrara


Months ago, I predicted in this column that President Obama would so discredit himself in office that he wouldn't even be on the ballot in 2012, let alone have a prayer of being reelected. Like President Johnson in 1968, who had won a much bigger victory four years previously than Obama did in 2008, President Obama will be so politically defunct by 2012 that he won't even try to run for reelection.

I am now ready to predict that President Obama will not even make it that far. I predict that he will resign in discredited disgrace before the fall of 2012. Like my previous prediction, that is based not just on where we are now, but where we are going under his misleadership.


Is the President Above the Law?

Watergate was supposed to have established that Presidents are not above the law. If that is so, President Obama may have to resign for breaking the law in the Sestak affair.

Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) is now the Democrat nominee for the Senate seat held far too long by Arlen Specter. President Obama induced Specter to switch parties and give the Democrats their very temporary, 60 vote, filibuster-proof majority, in return for endorsing him for reelection and promising him no opposition in the Democrat primary. But Sestak had already announced that he was running for the seat, and he refused to get out. Two week ago, Sestak defeated the unprincipled, opportunistic Specter for the Democrat nomination, continuing the perfect string of everyone who Obama endorses and campaigns for going down to defeat.

For months now, Sestak has publicly claimed that President Obama tried to keep his promise to Specter by offering him a high-ranking administration appointment if he would get out of the race. The rumor is that Sestak, formerly an Admiral, was offered appointment as Secretary of the Navy. The problem is that a federal statute explicitly provides that it is a federal felony, punishable by up to one year in prison, to attempt to bribe a candidate with a federal job, or anything of value, to influence an election.

As Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has indicated, the White House is now engaged in a coverup that is only making matters worse. Former President Bill Clinton is now claiming that he carried the offer to Sestak of an appointment to an unpaid position on a Presidential Advisory Board in return for dropping out of the race. But that story is not plausible because as a sitting member of Congress he could not have legally served on such a Presidential Board. So is the White House now lying to the American people about the matter?

Moreover, indirectly offering the job through former President Clinton still violates the statute, as does the offer of an unpaid position. That is why Issa, Mark Levin, and others are saying that what the White House is publicly admitting still amounts to a federal crime, which is an impeachable offense. Democrats are going to have to decide if they really believe that presidents are not above the law. Presently, one reason to vote Republican for president is that Republican presidents are subject to the rule of law, but Democrat presidents are not.

Misfeasance or Malfeasance?

But the Sestak affair is just the early breeze of the gathering political storm that threatens to envelop President Obama. A mysterious explosion over six weeks ago in a deep sea oil well a mile below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico continues to gush oil to this day, heading for Gulf beaches and fisheries. The White House says the President held a meeting on it in the Oval Office on Day One. But we have not heard a word on what was done in that meeting 44 days ago, other than develop political talking points.

Democrat talking head Kirsten Powers, writing in the New York Post on May 27, explained what should have been done: "Turns out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration back in 1994 drafted plans for responding to a major Gulf oil spill, a response called 'In Situ Burn.'…The idea was to use barriers called 'fire booms' to collect and contain the spill at sea -- and then burn it off." Powers cites former federal oil spill response coordinator Ron Gourget as believing "this could have captured 95 percent of the oil from the spill." But, Powers writes, "the Administration's chief response so far was to send out Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to do his best impersonation of a totalitarian thug, proclaiming that the government would 'have its boot on the throat of BP.'"

It is too late for the fire boom plan now, with the oil spreading across the Gulf. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal quickly developed another plan to build temporary sand barrier islands off the coasts to absorb the oil and protect fragile wetlands and fisheries. The law requires federal approval for such activity. But perhaps because Jindal is a Republican, the hyperpartisan Obama Administration has failed to even respond to his proposal first made a month ago, except to say that it is studying the idea, while the oil starts to wash ashore.

What President Obama has done instead is to suspend all offshore drilling in the Arctic, at least until the causes and solutions to the Gulf spill are discovered. No applications for drilling permits in the Arctic will even be considered now until 2011. Drilling scheduled to begin this summer under already issued Alaskan leases has also been halted. Investor’s Business Daily explains how this punishes the American people, saying on May 28, "Alaska's Chukchi Sea holds more oil and gas than anyone thought – 1,600 trillion cubic feet of undeveloped natural gas, or 30% of the world's supply, and 83 billion barrels of undeveloped oil, 4% of estimated global resources. You can be sure the Russians won't be as reluctant." Nor will the Cubans and their Chinese partners expected to drill in the Gulf of Mexico off of Florida's coasts as well, just as the Brits and others have not been reluctant to drill in the stormy North Sea.

Moreover, President Obama has already begun to use the crisis to renew his political push for federal cap and tax legislation that will cripple the economy with arbitrary, unnecessary, soaring, energy cost increases. Does he plan to hold any future drilling hostage to passage of this legislation?

In the response to Hurricane Katrina, federal law specifically provided that the then Democrat Governor of Louisiana and Mayor of New Orleans were in charge. The federal and FEMA role was to "support…state and local assistance efforts" with the necessary, primarily financial resources. Nevertheless, in the days after the hurricane, President Bush's federal government was the only functioning authority, as the Coast Guard rescued 30,000 people off of rooftops. Hundreds of school buses that could have been used to whisk those people out of harm's way were left ruined under water due to Mayor Nagin's inaction in response to federal hurricane warnings. The partisan Governor acted only to deny and delay President Bush's control over the state's national guard for political reasons.

But the Gulf oil spill emanates from federal waters, which means President Obama is directly in charge, not state and local officials. And his derelictions are losing his own supporters. Democrat Powers writes, "If he promised us anything, Obama promised us competence. Instead, we've gotten the Keystone Cops." As Peggy Noonan said of the Democrats in last weekend's Wall Street Journal, "In time -- after the 2010 elections go badly -- they are going to start to peel off. The political operative James Carville, the most vocal and influential of the President's Gulf critics, signaled to Democrats this week that they can start to peel off. He did it through the passion of his denunciations." Therein lies the beginning of the end.

That end will be greatly accelerated if any email, document, or other serious evidence turns up indicating that President Obama or his cronies delayed the federal response in any way because they thought the spreading spill would advance their political agenda. Or if any evidence arises that Obama failed to respond to Jindal for partisan political reasons.

Geometric Downward Spiral

Moreover, all of this is just what's happening now. What leads me to predict President Obama's early political demise are his numerous, enormous vulnerabilities to further adverse developments, threatening a geometrically accelerating downward spiral, for him politically, and for America substantively.

Now and for the next six months, we will be enjoying the high point of the Obama economy, the tippy top of the Obamanomics, Keynesian, roller coaster. If Art Laffer's Coming Crash of 2011 arrives next year, or if the economy just dips into another downturn, President Obama no longer enjoys the political base to survive it. With African Americans suffering Depression-level unemployment for over a year now, even that most solid of all political bases will weaken and waver in the face of a renewed downturn.

Under the President's leadership, Congressional Democrats continue to pile more and more taxes on the investment necessary to create jobs and prosperity, "the most punitive tax rates on investment income since the late 1970s," as The Wall Street Journal reported on May 27. Even before Obama and the New Left takeover of Washington, the top 1% of taxpayers were already paying more in income taxes than the bottom 95% combined, as the Tax Foundation has accurately reported based on official IRS data. But this is not enough for the Obamunistas, who are justifying still higher taxes saying the rich must pay their "fair share," sort of like the last of the Romanov family had to pay their fair share.

This punitive tax piracy is already starting to cause capital flight from the U.S., which will accelerate into an outright capital jail break from America next year. That will only hasten a renewed downturn, cripple job creation, and restore rising unemployment. The American people will not endure mismanagement of the now two-year-old financial crisis into an extended depression.

Moreover, with the federal deficit already at a record smashing $1.6 trillion this year, a renewed recession next year will only cause it to soar further. How long can that go on before we arrive at Greece, where the markets refuse to buy the bonds necessary to finance the deficit, at least without soaring interest rates, which would only cause further economic decline.

Meanwhile, the Fed has long been busily creating new economic bubbles with its overly extended easy money and zero interest rate policies. Monetary policies so loose that they should be considered pornographic are creating new vulnerabilities for the President, which will arise as sudden surprises involving new dollar, interest rate or inflation scares. When the Fed finally decides it must pull back, it has laid the foundation for the bubbles to burst again, further inspiring economic downturn. Gold is already higher than the S&P 500. That is a blaring warning sign of trouble ahead.

Another blind spot for the President is energy policy itself. Those opposed to further offshore drilling need to end their hypocrisy and stop using the remaining oil and gas still available to the rest of us. Cap and tax is one of the biggest economic and political blunders in history just waiting to happen, a greater potential party builder for the Republicans than Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt combined. The American people for once will be unified in coming together to get Democrats out of office so that the obvious, huge, fat, unnecessary, cap and tax cost sitting on top of the American economy can be removed. As the price of gas climbs over $4 a gallon due to that and to President Obama's anti-production policies, the public riot demanding immediate change in leadership will surprise establishment Washington.

Adding to all of this are the grave vulnerabilities posed by Iran successfully developing nuclear weapons, and President Obama's foreign policy weaknesses generally, which just invite war. Devilishly pursuing the opposite of every one of Reagan's policies, instead of Peace Through Strength, Obama is inviting War Through Weakness. If Iran launches a bloody attack on Israel, open calls for his resignation will be widespread. If Iran uses a nuclear weapon in that attack, or in any other attack against American interests, the Obama Administration will be over politically.

The President himself has laid the foundation for his biggest political vulnerability of all. He won our votes and the election in 2008 with "the firm pledge" not to raise taxes "in any form" on anyone making less than $250,000 a year. Now he has already backed away from that pledge to the American people by creating a Presidential Deficit Commission, with "everything on the table," including tax increases on working people in direct violation of the pledge. The much discussed Value Added Tax (VAT) could not be a more direct violation of the no tax increase pledge, increasing the prices of everything working families buy.

When the President directly violates the pledge that got him elected by openly endorsing such a tax increase, his resignation will immediately become a central political issue. The above problems and vulnerabilities will come together to increase the pressure for resignation to unbearable levels.

As Peggy Noonan suggested, the key will be the Democrats themselves (though she has never said a word about possible resignation). After suffering grievous losses in this year's elections, they will have limited tolerance for the above described political pressures and chaos. With the very survival of their party at stake, the Democrats will buckle and desert President Obama, joining the calls for his resignation. At that point, with zero prospects for reelection, and unable to govern effectively, he will resign.




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

In a sane world this logic would rule, But as one and all can see right now it is not a sane world, so it is very unlikely until we as a nation return to our founding’s of Faith and Values.

I would love for this prediction to be right , but I won’t bet the farm on it. It is well written and makes a lot of points to the why he would resign or should that's for sure. But IMO we are not talking about a mentally healthy normal kind of person. Obama has no conscience, he lies and then lies more. He is erratic and certainly not stable the way he blames Bush constantly, put up that website to compalin about anyone saying things he did not like about him. No other president has ever done that, even the horrible ones. His threats to we the people is shocking for any leader to do especially in our country, there is that too. His tremendous ego will never allow him to resign. I also don’t think he’ll do an LBJ, and announce that he will not seek a second term. Obama has no conscience. He has turned the entryway of the White House into a shrine to himself. He will have to be forced out. He believes the bs about himself and his handlers keep him in the bubble. The only way he is removed will be when his handlers think he has become too much of a liability,

The only way he would resign would be if his puppet master deems him to be a liability to their cause and directs him to do so. His puppet master of course being George Soros...and or Maurice Strong, and his other benefactors were guys like Khalid Mansour . The puppetmasters have far too much invested in their progressive agenda to ever again allow anyone other than a progressive to reside in the White House and I believe they will go to ANY lengths to make that happen.


I would dare say that Allende’s fate awaits him. Allende as the most comparable elected leader; another Marxist who was popularly elected, but became the object of hatred and derision by the middle class of Chile.

It would be a dream come true if he did resign, we sure can hope and pray it would happen.




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


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June 03, 2010

Obama Boards Bus and Americans Shout At Him " When are you going to QUIT?" "Impeach Obama" "Liar"


ABC

Obama already facing scrutiny for his decision to skip Memorial Day ceremonies at Washington’s Arlington National Cemetery, promised to wait out the storm for 15 minutes before deciding whether to continue, leaving hundreds of onlookers to trudge across flooded fields and muddy parking lots to take shelter in their vehicles in the meantime.
But as soon as the president walked down from the stage and back to his own car, the presidential motorcade drove off, later returning only briefly after the event was canceled to greet some of the soaked audience members who had holed up on nearby shuttle buses.

...................and now we know what happened on the “bus”, how appropriate!!...................


Shortly after departing the cemetery, the presidential motorcade screeched to a halt on Interstate 55 after one of the black SUVs blew a tire!




PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO


Obama Boards Bus and Americans Shout At Him " When are you going to QUIT?" "Impeach Obama" "Liar"

A heckler shouted “Liar! You liar!… You should be impeached.” as Barack Obama gave an impromptu speech to supporters on a bus during his rained out Memorial Day speech.


Nothing like a few informed Americans making sure Obama faces reality on Memorial Day. When Obama mentioned Wounded Warriors One man said "You Don't care about the Wounded Warriors... lair... liar"




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


LOL I love it!!!! It would be great if this would happen at every location he went to.



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Flotilla Passenger: "I Want to Be a Shahid (Martyr)"





Flotilla Passenger: "I Want to Be a Shahid (Martyr)"

In footage captured on the Gaza flotilla, a passenger describes how he has attempted in previous convoys to become a martyr and that "with god's luck" he will succeed on this flotilla. While the Gaza flotilla passengers had presented themselves as peace activists who would not act violently towards Israeli forces, this provides further evidence to the contrary.




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

There is so much proof of what the IDF had to deal with How anyone can side with the enemy against Israel is totally unforgivable!



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From The IDF: Global Jihad links on flotilla



Photo of flotilla participants




Despite the fact that the world has now seen video after video of radical Islamists attacking Israeli soldiers with pipes, metal rods. chairs and knives as they boarded the Mavi Marmara, the Obama Admnistration refuses to support Israel. On Tuesday , Obama Administration condemned Israel and sided with the Gaza Flotilla.

Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley and the Obama White House refuse to stand with Israel.

The Arab Media reported that several of the flotilla participants were writing wills, preparing for martyrdom, and determined to reach Gaza or die. ( source )




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IDF: Global Jihad links on flotilla

Fifty 'Mavi Marmara' passengers tied to global jihad network

Dozens of passengers who were aboard the Mavi Marmara Turkish passenger ship are suspected of having connections with global jihad-affiliated terrorist organizations, defense officials said on Tuesday, amid growing concerns that Turkish warships would accompany a future flotilla to the Gaza Strip.

According to the defense officials, the IDF has identified about 50 passengers on the ship who could have terrorist connections with global jihad-affiliated groups.

During its searches of the Mavi Marmara on Tuesday, the military also discovered a cache of bulletproof vests and night-vision goggles, as well as gas masks. On Monday morning, at least nine foreign activists were killed during the navy’s takeover of the Mavi Marmara, which was trying to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.

The group of over 50 passengers with possible terror connections have refused to identify themselves and were not carrying passports. Many of them were carrying envelopes packed with thousands of dollars in cash.

The military is working to identify the passengers and is looking into the possibility that some of them have been involved in terror attacks. Some of them are apparently known Islamic extremists.

“This is the group that was behind the violent lynch against the naval commandos,” a defense official said. “They came on board the ship prepared and after they had trained for the expected navy takeover.”

Late Tuesday, there were reports that Issam al-Budur, Jordan’s consul in Israel, reached an agreement with Israel according to which another group of 124 detained flotilla activists would be taken by bus to Jordan and sent from there to their home countries. The detainees are Jordanian, Mauritanian, Moroccan, Kuwaiti, Pakistani, Indonesian and Syrian.

Meanwhile Tuesday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Israel not to test Ankara’s patience.

“Turkey’s hostility is as strong as its friendship is valuable,” he said. “Israel in no way can legitimize this murder, it cannot wash its hand of this blood.”

This comment, officials said, could signify a change in Turkish military posture in the event that another flotilla is dispatched to the Gaza Strip. One official said that the chances that Turkey would send navy ships were slim – due to its membership in NATO – but that the issue was of great concern.

“This is a definite possibility that we need to prepare for,” a senior defense official said.

The flotilla that arrived late on Sunday night comprised six ships, and another two ships, including the Rachel Corrie, are expected to attempt to enter Israeli waters in the coming days.

Greta Berlin of the Free Gaza Movement, which organized the flotilla, said that two vessels, one a cargo ship and another carrying about three dozen passengers, would arrive in the region late this week or early next week.

“This initiative is not going to stop,” she said from the group’s base in Cyprus. “We think eventually Israel will get some kind of common sense. They’re going to have to stop the blockade of Gaza, and one of the ways to do this is for us to continue to send the boats.”

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen described the Rachel Corrie as Irish-owned and said it should be allowed to finish its mission, according to Reuters. The ship was carrying 15 activists, including a northern Irish Nobel Peace laureate.

“The government has formally requested the Israeli government to allow the Irish-owned ship... to be allowed to complete its journey unimpeded and discharge its humanitarian cargo in Gaza,” Cowen told members of parliament in Dublin.

Navy sources said that the ships sailing toward Gaza would be intercepted the same way the flotilla was stopped on Monday morning, although it had yet to be decided if the operation would be carried out by Shayetet 13, the navy’s commando unit.

“We are tracking the ships and are under orders to stop them,” a top navy officer said.

According to the sources, in a future operation, the navy would use more force.

“We boarded the ship [the Mavi Marmara] and were attacked as if it were a war,” one officer said. “That will mean that we will have to come prepared in the future as if it were a war.”



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

The worldwide bias is amazing. None of the major news outlets seems to mention that the flotilla ships were repeatedly contacted and told to head for Ashdod, where their cargo would be inspected and transported to Gaza. They don’t mention that the ships failed to respond against multiple warnings. What would they prefer Israel do sheesh!!!


Israel has nothing to lose - no matter what they do, their enemies will condemn them. They might as well protect themselves.



....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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Dad's Rootbeer Was One Of The Sponsors for Indy 500 and Has Also Been To Vietnam






Two G.I.s drinking Dad's Root Beer on hilltop near A Shah Valley Vietnam June 1968




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Dad’s is one of America’s most popular soft drinks. The beverage was developed in Chicago in February of 1937, and its unique and delicious flavor has earned it a loyal following. Chicago Distilled Water & Beverage Company filed the first Dad’s trademark registration on September 24,1938. The Dad’s Root Beer Company, Chicago, filed a trademark registration February 14, 1939.

"We are very excited to have Dad's Root Beer as the primary for the No. 24 car. This is a perfect example of how our relationship has grown and how valuable our partnership has become. We look forward to an exciting month," commented Robbie Buhl, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing co-owner.



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

This is wonderful that Dad's rootbeer included our troops in Vietnam with their drink at Dad's Rootbbeer History page at their website.




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



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Prime Minister Netanyahu's Response To U.N. and Obama "We will never apologize for defending ourselves"






Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forcefully defending actions taken by Israeli Defense Forces to defend themselves in the face of attacks by passengers aboard a Pro-Palestinian Ship that attempted to run Israel’s blockade of Gaza. Netanyahu said Israel “cannot permit Iran” and others to ship arms at will to Gaza. As a result, Israel will not permit ships to pass uninspected to port.

Netanyahu said Israel “time and again” offered to take any humanitarian aid on to Gaza, but the flotilla rejected the offers.
The Prime Minister said the passengers aboard the “Mavi Marmara” were not “pacifists, peace activists. These were violent supporters of terrorism.” He said Israeli forces acted to defend themselves after being attacked.
Netanyahu said the International Community has once again taken the attitude, “Israel is guilty until proven guilty.” He said it is as if the world wants to tell Israel they have the right to defend themselves, but every time they do so, they are criticized.

Netanyahu said “We will never apologize for defending ourselves. . . . Israel should not be held to a double-standard. . . . The Jewish State has a right to defend itself just like any other state.”

What a great leader Netanyahu is. How refreshing it is to hear a leader speak with force and clarity, instead of with mealy-mouthed diplomatic double-speak.



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


If our country is going to elect someone who wasn’t a natural born citizen, why couldn’t have been this guy?

Israel regrets the loss of life, but we will never apologize for defending ourselves," Netanyahu declared.

Three Cheers for Bibi !! Obama should watch this-it’s what a leader looks like, he doesn't want to be a leader,nope, Obama wants to be a dictator.



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Congressional Candidate Marine Corp Veteran, Rick Barber Forces a Run Off!



His opponent is a RINO!


On June 1st, after being outspent 7 to 1, Marine Corp Veteran Rick barber forces a Run off! 1 by the establishment-GOP’s chosen candidate .....Marine Corps veteran and tea party candidate Rick Barber forced a runoff election for the 2nd District’s Republican nomination.

“This experience has been thrilling, overwhelming, exhilarating, but, most of all, humbling,” said Rick Barber after learning that his campaign was going to be extended until July 13th.


“When I entered this race, nearly all of the pundits were saying that I had no chance. To force a runoff with an opponent who had national endorsements behind her is just amazing.”


Rick Barber has never run for elected office before. In 2009, he became a prominent tea party leader in Montgomery and the surrounding areas. He held tea party events at his place of business, spoke at several rallies, marched on Washington on 9/12, and even campaigned for Scott Brown in January to help the Massachusetts Senator win the 41st filibuster vote for the GOP.

“Throughout the campaign, we’ve been broke,” added Barber. “There were moments when we thought we couldn’t continue for another week, but around every corner there’s been a miracle. Tonight was just the latest and greatest miracle.”


The Rick Barber for Congress campaign now has six weeks to turn the tide in district 2 away from the handpicked GOP favorite Martha Roby who has spent more than $500,000 thus far in her bid to take the nomination.

“We’re not intimidated by Martha’s money,” said Barber.
“Our message has been the strength of our campaign from the start. We believe in limited government, lower taxes, the right to life and the US Constitution.”
“We’re not planning on deviating from a winning message.”
The runoff election will be held on July 13th, but, for the moment, the Barber campaign is enjoying its accomplishment. Being outspent 7 – 1, Rick Barber managed to force a runoff.



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


I LOVE his hard hitting ad!!!


Rick Barber is a Republican candidate for Alabama's Second Congressional District (southeast corner of the state).

His website...click HERE

Rick Barber at Facebook

This November, We The People must take America back!!!




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


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


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Illegal Alien Legal Challenge




Megyn Kelly interviews Rev Jesse Jackson

Megyn Kelly highlights:

“I assume you read the law unlike some in the administration…...If you take the Arizona law and compare it to the federal law the Arizona law is much tougher on police than the federal law. Under federal law the feds can stop somebody and ask them about immigration without reasonable suspicion. In Arizona they have to have reasonable suspicion. Under Arizona law you can’t even use race at all to determine if there is reasonable suspicion. Under federal law that is OK. Why the outcry? Do you realize the Arizona law is not as strict as federal law?”. “It’s one thing to have rhetoric and it’s another to have facts…. you called the law punitive, negative, unconstitutional, presumes guilt and selectively punishes Latinos…” “You keep plowing through the Arizona law as if it is something other than what it is. “. “Is it the law that creates the fear or the (your) rhetoric about the law that creates the fear?”

Jesse Jackson highlights:

“I think Arizona should rejoin the union…” . “Why is the federal government considering challenging the Arizona law in the courts?”. “We need a remedy for a direct path to citizenship”.

Watch Jesse try to bounce from argument to argument never answering her questions


Illegal Alien Legal Challenge


FOX


Little noticed, last Friday the Obama administration yet again tried to make it easier for illegal aliens to stay in the United States. In a brief filed with the Supreme Court, the administration asked the court to carve out a special exemption for businesses who break the law by hiring illegal aliens.

In every state, individuals must have a business license to do a huge range of jobs, be it a restaurant, stores, salvage, selling cars, cleaning people's houses, pest control, or other businesses. But people must get a criminal background check to get a license. Different states vary in terms of what crimes can disqualify one from getting a license -- some including misdemeanors not covered in other states.

Similarly, if you commit a crime, your business license is very likely to be revoked. The same is true for professional licenses for lawyers, doctors, or even barbers. The logic for these rules is pretty strong. If someone commits a crime, states have decided those people can't be trusted in dealing with consumers.

Both state and federal crimes are included in these criminal background checks, and it has always been up to the states to determine what crimes will bar people from being licensed.

This is what the Obama administration now wants to change. The Obama administration wants crimes involving immigration violations specifically excluded from their licensing decisions.


When Obama's Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was Arizona's governor back in 2007, she signed a law that added hiring illegal aliens to the list of crimes for which a business license could be revoked. Napolitano didn't think that there were any legal problems with the law, and even defended it in court. Indeed, even the Ninth Circuit Federal Appeals Court -- known for its left wing views -- rejected challenges by illegal alien rights groups.


But the Obama administration has tried to rationalize its challenge to the Arizona law.

"Those provisions disrupt a careful balance that Congress struck nearly 25 years ago between two interests of the highest importance: ensuring that employers do not undermine enforcement of immigration laws by hiring unauthorized workers, while also ensuring that employers not discriminate against racial and ethnic minorities legally in the country," Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal wrote the Supreme Court. "There is no reason to believe that Congress intended a result that would subvert the purpose and operation of its general prohibition on state sanctions."


As states have always had the power to determine how criminal activity can cost people their business licenses, why didn't the original Federal immigration law ban immigration law violations being considered?

But instead of guessing whether Congress "intended" such a result in 1986, there is a simple solution: Have Congress pass a law stating that immigration violations are the one crime that states must not consider for licensing. With massive overwhelming Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate, Democrats can do virtually anything that they want.

Part of the Obama administration's motivation for this Supreme Court appeal is to create a legal precedent that only the Federal government can deal with immigration issues. They aim to use such a precedent to strike down the new Arizona immigration law that was just signed this year that allows local and state police to enforce Federal immigration law.

Asking courts to rewrite laws doesn't show much respect for the rule of law. But maybe, despite massive Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate, the Obama administration knows that it doesn't have the votes to pass such radical reform.




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Arizona's Brewer: We'll Fight Obama Efforts to Overturn Immigration Law


newsmax

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will meet with President Barack Obama on Thursday, a White House aide confirmed amid mounting ire over the state's immigration law that critics say encourages ethnic profiling.

A defiant Brewer told CNN Tuesday night that her state will fight any federal attempts to overturn the law. She also cited several major polls that have showed national support for the immigration law running as high as two-thirds of registered voters surveyed. A majority in several polls said they want a similar law in their own states.
"We'll meet you in court," she said Tuesday, addressing the Obama administration. "I have a pretty good record of winning in court."

The White House confirmed the meeting following criticism over reports that Obama would not be able to meet with her while she is in Washington this week, according to Fox News.

more of the article HERE




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

I love watching Megyn take on these idiots. You can see Jesse is not used to having someone prepared disagree with him.

This is a very informative article. puts the business of regulating local business in the hands of DC bureaucrats, not the local ones.

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Good grief! Special exemption for breaking the law? This guy is the most incompetent person ever.

He needs to go.

This Administration seems adept at “carving”; they’ve certainly subjected The Constitution to plenty of it.

Well, I say, “Turnabout is fair play.” Let’s see how they feel when, as it were, the knife is in the other hand.

November is coming, you filthy ‘rats! Be afraid! Be VERY afraid!



....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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June 02, 2010

OMG BUSH’S FAULT AGAIN....LMAO Gore's Loss To Bush Caused Divorce


Bush's fault or Chad's fault. heh heh






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CBS' "Evening News": Gore's Loss To Bush Caused Divorce

CLICK HERE to see video

CBS News: "It's been ten years since that oddly public passionate kiss at the Democratic convention. That was followed by Gore winning the popular vote for President but losing the electoral vote. Family friend Sally Quinn says that may have done the marriage irreparable harm."




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

LOL hahahaha AmBushed! I know that was bad hahhahaa I can't help it. They really are certifiable. BUSH! Derangement Syndrome

Bush, is there anything he can't do? He caused Katrina ... the oil spill and now he is to blame for the Gore's divorce.

BUSH! What a man! bwa ha ha ha! Bush’s fault, 10 years later. Who knew Bush had such power to cause the oil spill, the Gores to divorce, the EFJ volcano to blow it’s top in Iceland,..with such power..why can’t he put that clown 0bama in an oil barrel and send him out to sea.

I think Al having the AC set at 45 degrees year round probably caused their love to grow cold. One can only hear someone say, “Is it getting hotter in here or is it just me?”, just so many times before it drives you over the edge.



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The Ant and the Grasshopper The NEW Version




Aesop's fable of The Ant and the Grasshopper

OLD VERSION:

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself.




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NEW VERSION:


The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.' ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, “We shall overcome.” Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake. President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper's plight. Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share. Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Actretroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and once peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2010.




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

The new versino is really good, well done.


I would love to see an added one too,maybe something like a version where the ant is heavily armed, gets thousands of other ants to rally with him and they march on the houses of the libs and throw them all out....tah dah!!




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


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


Anti-Semitic Obama Supports U.N. Statement that "Condemns" Acts of Israel ~ This is an OUTRAGE Obama Is Doing!!!




Robert Gibbs saying Obama and the U.S. support a U.N. statement which “condemns” acts that led to the loss of life on a Pro-Palestinian ship trying to run an Israeli blockade.


The White House is telling reporters like Jake Tapper of ABC News that the U.S. worked hard to keep the U.N. Statement from being much harsher against Israel, which is why the U.S. supported the more generic watered down statement.

Here is the text of the U.N. Security Council Statement:


The Security Council deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries resulting from the use of force during the Israeli military operation in international waters against the convoy sailing to Gaza. The Council, in this context, condemns those acts which resulted in the loss of at least ten civilians and many wounded, and expresses its condolences to their families.

The Security Council requests the immediate release of the ships as well as the civilians held by Israel. The Council urges Israel to permit full consular access, to allow the countries concerned to retrieve their deceased and wounded immediately, and to ensure the delivery of humanitarian assistance from the convoy to its destination.
The Security Council takes note of the statement of the UN Secretary-General on the need to have a full investigation into the matter and it calls for a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation conforming to international standards.
The Security Council stresses that the situation in Gaza is not sustainable. The Council re-emphasizes the importance of the full implementation of Resolutions 1850 and 1860. In that context, it reiterates its grave concern at the humanitarian situation in Gaza and stresses the need for sustained and regular flow of goods and people to Gaza as well as unimpeded provision and distribution of humanitarian assistance throughout Gaza.
The Security Council underscores that the only viable solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an agreement negotiated between the parties and re-emphasizes that only a two-State solution, with an independent and viable Palestinian State living side by side in peace and security with Israel and its other neighbours, could bring peace to the region.
The Security Council expresses support for the proximity talks and voices concern that this incident took place while the proximity talks are underway and urges the parties to act with restraint, avoiding any unilateral and provocative actions, and all international partners to promote an atmosphere of cooperation between the parties and throughout the region.




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Hillary Clinton Press Conference on Isreali attack


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

Obama is actively working to fulfill muslim objectives! He is the most obscene stain on this countries history.

I keep thinking my anger cannot get any stronger, then it goes to yet another level I have never experienced in my life. I have total comtempt for Obama and he feeds it daily with his actions, agenda and words.

The UN NEVER has condemned the violence the Israelis deal with on a daily basis!

The UN NEVER condemned Osama or Saddam!

We the citizens should declare the U.N. a terrorist org. and remove it from our soil. And Obama with it.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:49 AM | Comments (4)


Obama's Apology This Time PRO Terroist Supporter Turkish Prime Minister About Flotilla Raid



Obama speaks with Turkish prime minister about flotilla raid

CNN

Obama spoke by telephone Tuesday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to express condolences for the deaths and injuries from Israel's raid on a Turkish ship that was part of a flotilla hauling relief supplies to blockaded Gaza, the White House said.

"The president told Prime Minister Erdogan that the United States is working in close consultation with Israel to help achieve the release of the passengers, including those deceased and wounded, and the ships themselves," according to the White House statement. "He also affirmed the United States position in support of a credible, impartial and transparent investigation of the facts surrounding this tragedy."
A statement posted on the website of the Turkish prime minister's press office said that in the hour-long conversation, Erdogan called the Israeli attack "an unacceptable act that was illegal and against international practices."
"Israel is about to face the danger of losing its only friend in the region that made the highest contribution to peace in the region," Erdogan said in the conversation, according to the website posting. "The steps that it will take in the coming days will determine its position in the region."

The White House said Obama cited the importance of finding better ways to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza without undermining Israel's security. The president emphasized the continuing U.S. commitment to working with Israel, Turkey and others "with a stake in a more stable and secure Middle East."




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Turkish FM: Flotilla affair is 'Turkey's 9/11' ( OMG this man is dangerous and insane! ~ Wild Thing)

By JPOST.COM

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has called the Gaza protest flotilla affair "Turkey's 9/11", Army Radio reported Tuesday.

Davutoglu made the statement Tuesday while expressing his dissatisfaction from the US position on the issue, expecting it to take a harsher stance towards Israel and saying it is not a question of nationality, but of "Right and wrong."

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday sharply criticized Israel for the "bloody massacre" that killed nine people on a Gaza-bound aid vessel and warned Tuesday that no one should test Turkey's diplomatic patience.

Erdogan told lawmakers in the Parliament that the IDF action was an attack "on international law, the conscience of humanity and world peace."

"They have once again showed to the world that they know how good they are at killing people," Erdogan said. "Israel in no way can legitimize this murder, it cannot wash its hand of this blood."


Erdogan said Turkey would continue to support the Palestinian people.

"We will not turn our back on Palestine, Palestinians and Gaza," Erdogan said.

"No one should test Turkey's patience," he added. "Turkey's hostility is as strong as its friendship is valuable."


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

NOTHING positive can come from Obama take the side agaisnt Israel in any way.

These creeps should be damned glad Israel didn’t do an air strike on those bastards!

They've discarded many of the lessons learned (paid for in blood) from WWII. Feed the children of God to the angry masses is obviously the new policy.

"Obama spoke by telephone Tuesday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to express condolences for the deaths and injuries from Israel's raid on a Turkish ship that was part of a flotilla hauling relief supplies to blockaded Gaza, the White House said."

Another Obama apology! So now he adds Israel along side America that he does his muslim apology's about.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (2)


Poll shocker! Majority wants Obama records!



Poll shocker! Majority wants Obama records

Maintain president should be chased from office if he doesn't come clean

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At a time when Barack Obama is getting heat for stonewalling information about an alleged administration bribery scandal, a new poll shows more Americans than ever suspect the president is hiding information about his own background and want him to come clean.

Questions about Obama's eligibility to be president, exacerbated by his refusal to answer questions, release ordina