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May 31, 2007

Feel The Power Baby! OH Yeah!

US Navy ships in Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman

Navy ships in the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman area. Scenes include aerial footage of individual and multiple ships in formation including the USS Stenis, USS Bonhomme Richard and USS Rushmore, helicopters flying with ships, and some interior footage looking out from inside the helicopters.

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Child Seeks Protection Behind One of Our Soldiers

Potent symbols: Iraqi boy shelters behind U.S. soldier
Chicago Tribune

It’s a picture of the scene after a bombing in Baghdad yesterday. Adding to the chaos of the bombing which killed at least 21 people and injured at least 66 was a shooter, maybe targeting people in the crowd.

Amid all the Iraqis who are running from the gunfire was a U.S. soldier, standing tall, perhaps looking in the direction of the gunshots, not apparently looking for cover.

An Iraqi boy seeks shelter behind the soldier, a member of the 82nd Airborne Division.

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

The boy knows who will not kill him but will save him. This must disappoint the wishes of the cut and run crowd, to see one of our very brave soldiers standing tall and the child knowing where he can get behind him to be safe. God bless all our troops!!

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM | Comments (7)

Army Paratroopers Share Thoughts On Surge

U.S. Army Spc. Antonio Garcia, from San Angelo, Texas, a paratrooper with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, pulls security while his platoon leader talks to the owner of a house during a cordon and search operation in Sha'ab, Baghdad, May 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Pryor

By Sgt. Michael Pryor
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division

BAGHDAD — In the first days after his battalion began operating in east Baghdad’s Sha’ab neighborhood, Capt. Will Canda said he often saw the beds of Iraqi police trucks stained red with dried blood.

“It was like they had just come from a butcher shop,” said Canda, a Westcliffe, Colo. native and commander of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment.

Like wagons rolling through plague-stricken villages in medieval times, the police trucks were being used to pick up the bodies of murder victims found littering the neighborhood.

That was in February, when Canda’s battalion became one of the first units to move into a battle space as part of Operation Fardh al Qanoon – which translated, means “enforcing the law” and is the name for the strategy to stabilize violence in Baghdad by pushing thousands of additional U.S. and Iraqi forces into the city’s neighborhoods.

Since then, troops have continued to pour in, dotting Baghdad with small outposts and joint security stations.

Top U.S. commanders have cautioned that any verdict on the overall success of the plan will have to wait until after all units are in place and conducting operations. But Canda and his paratroopers have been on the ground long enough to begin drawing their own conclusions.

Three months after they arrived in Sha’ab, the bodies are gone, the murders have stopped, and the neighborhood has come back to life, Canda said.
“It’s night and day from when we got here,” he said.
It’s an impressive claim considering the challenges facing the paratroopers when they first arrived here in early February.

One obvious problem was the sheer size of the region. The battalion’s area of operations comprises a huge section of east Baghdad, including the Sha’ab, Ur, and Sadr City neighborhoods.

Twenty percent of the city’s total population lives within this area of operation, said Maj. Trey Rutherford, the battalion’s operations officer. That equals out to a rough ratio of one paratrooper for every 26,000 Iraqis.

But the numbers weren’t the paratroopers’ only obstacle. They also faced an entrenched and hostile militia organization, an inefficient local government and a breakdown in essential services for the population.

None of these problems have been completely solved yet, Rutherford said.

“We’ve still got a ways to go,” he said.

But, he said, the accomplishments are already starting to pile up. The battalion has sent almost 200 criminals into the Iraqi justice system. People in the area are slowly beginning to look to the government for protection, rather than the militias. The economy is booming, thanks to improved protective measures at the markets. And the local government is starting to play a more active role, beginning at the neighborhood advisory council level, Rutherford said.

Most importantly, said Canda, security has improved. Life for the people of Sha’ab is returning to normal, to the way it was before the killing and bombings turned a walk to the market into a life or death gamble.

“I know that we’ve made a difference and made this area safer. Every time I go out, people tell me that,” said Spc. Herrick Lidstone, of Littleton, Colo., a radio operator with Bravo Company.

The battalion runs operations out of Coalition Outpost Callahan, a fortress-like building that was once an upscale shopping center. The place was empty and abandoned when the paratroopers arrived, but it’s now a constant blur of activity.

Day and night, the stairs are crowded with soldiers either on their way out on a mission or coming in from one. The whirring, clanging, hammering sounds of the motor pool continually echo through the COP as mechanics patch up damaged vehicles for the next patrol.

Each time the paratroopers leave the wire, the mission is different.

A typically hectic day might find them handing out Tylenol and tooth brushes at a medical assistance operation in the morning, doing detective work to track down members of a bomb-making cell in the afternoon, and kicking in doors on a full-combat raid at night.

“We ask them to do a thousand different things,” said Rutherford, “and we ask them to do it every single day.”
It’s a steep learning curve, said 1st Lt. Andrew Smith, a platoon leader with Charlie Company from Apopka, Fla.
“When I leave Iraq, I’ll have been a salesman, a cop, a politician, and a school principal,” Smith said.

Some of the paratroopers wish they could hand the “hearts & minds” missions off to some other unit.

“I didn’t sign up to hand out soccer balls,” said one sergeant.
But gaining the support of the population is the key to making the surge work, said Sgt. John Reed, a Bravo Company squad leader from Sanford, Fla. The people are the base that military, political, and economic progress has to be built on, he said.
“Without a base, without a foundation, you have nothing,” Reed said.

The results of the paratroopers’ efforts to engage the population are clearest during their daily patrols through the zigzagging streets of Sha’ab. Out on the streets, where people used to lock their doors in fright when Americans appeared, the paratroopers are now greeted warmly.

One afternoon 1st Lt. Rusty Bodine, of Fairfax, Va., was out trying to get residents to fill out an employment survey.

He knocked on one door and was welcomed in by the man of the house, who was dressed in a rumpled shirt and bare feet. He looked like he might have just woken up. While he looked at the survey, his sons brought out extra chairs and stools for the paratroopers to sit down.

While Bodine and the man talked, Reed and Sgt. Unberto Espinoza wandered into the next room. The man’s wife was there watching television surrounded by three of her children and several neighborhood kids. The kids swarmed around the two paratroopers, barraging them with questions.

“What is your name?” “Where is your home?” “You speak Arabic?”

Two teenage daughters peeked their heads out from behind a curtain, then disappeared again, giggling, when the paratroopers looked back. Stools and chairs were brought out, then cups of tea. When one of the paratroopers took out a picture of his baby son, the whole family passed it around, each one giving it a little kiss.

When it was time to leave, the family asked the paratroopers to come back the next day. They waved from the doorstep as the trucks drove away.

Inside the Humvees, everyone was feeling good. At more and more houses, they were getting similar receptions. Each one was a little victory for the paratroopers, who had worked hard to bring the people to their side.

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

Stories like this the Media and the liars about our troops would rather die then tell us about. Stories of the success of our troops no matter how big or small, or how many times our troops WIN battles, take caches of weapons and capture insurgents is just too much for our terrorist loving Media to admit to. And God forbid people like Pelosi, Reid and Murtha etc. would tell about these things when they go on political talk shows to push THEIR agenda of how we cannot win and never will.

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Remember Me ~ Awesome Video

Lizzie Palmer who put this YouTube program together is 15 years old.

Thank you Jack.

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May 30, 2007

Bush Slaps His Conservative Base in Face Over His Precious Illegals

Bush hits foes of alien bill ....for complete article

President Bush yesterday rebuked members of his own political party for trying to "frighten people" into opposing his immigration bill, prompting a quick backlash from some Republicans.

"Those determined to find fault with this bill will always be able to look at a narrow slice of it and find something they don't like," Mr. Bush said, speaking at a training center for immigration enforcement officials in Glynco, Ga.
"That's hurtful language," said Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican. "If the bill did what they promised it was going to do, I'd support it. I'm for comprehensive reform, but it has to serve the national interests, not political interest."
"Amnesty for 12-20 million illegal immigrants isn't a 'narrow slice' ... it's the whole darn pie," Mr. Bilbray said. "What part of illegal does the president not understand? The American people ... don't want another amnesty."
Paul Weyrich, founder of the conservative Free Congress Foundation, said that "there are legitimate reasons to oppose this legislation, and I don't think that it behooves the president to call people names or make accusations against them if they disagree with him."
"He is angering people beyond belief to the point that the Republican Party is going to split in two, thanks to him. If this bill passes, the Republicans will not recover from it," Mr. Weyrich said.

An aide to one Republican senator who is usually a close White House ally said that Mr. Bush had questioned the patriotism of lawmakers who are concerned about granting amnesty to illegal aliens.

"It not only stretches the bounds of credibility with conservative Republicans but in fact, it further erodes their confidence in this administration," said the aide, who asked that his name not be used.
Mr. Weyrich said the president was repeating the mistake he made in 2005 when he nominated Harriet E. Miers, Mr. Bush's White House counsel at the time, to the Supreme Court. Miss Miers removed herself from consideration after intense opposition from conservatives.
Mr. Bush denounced those who are "out there hollerin' and saying, 'Kick 'em out,' " saying such an approach "is simply unrealistic. It won't work."

Oh but there is MORE..................

Bush confronts immigration deal skeptics ....for complete article

President Bush attacked opponents of an immigration deal Tuesday, suggesting they "don't want to do what's right for America."

"Those determined to find fault with this bill will always be able to look at a narrow slice of it and find something they don't like," the president said. "If you want to kill the bill, if you don't want to do what's right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it.

Bush chastised those who say the proposal offers amnesty to illegal immigrants. He called it empty political rhetoric.

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

There they go again, trying to paint their opponents as uneducated "bigots", but this time, it's the president himself doing it to members of his own party.

I want to to see existing laws enforced, the borders secured and economic disincentives instituted to facilitate the self-removal of illegals from our country.

“He is angering people beyond belief to the point that the Republican Party is going to split in two, thanks to him. If this bill passes, the Republicans will not recover from it,” Mr. Weyrich said.”

Wake up Mr. Weyrich...Bush does NOT care about having divided the party. He made that LOUD and CLEAR
by pushing comprehensive immigration reform in a critical election year, risking and losing both the House
and the Senate and now his amnesty and open borders conspirators are in charge.

People that break the laws of this land from the first day they set foot across the border are more
than likely to disrespect our laws and break more of them later. Case and point, they interviewed an
illegal on the news the other day and he was laughing about being able to get any kind of ID he wanted
for the right price.

An aide to one Republican senator who is usually a close White House ally said that Mr. Bush had questioned the patriotism of lawmakers who are concerned about granting amnesty to illegal aliens.

Bush has used this accusation to death. He's no longer a leader. Whining about opposition to a bill
that enables the destruction of American society makes him look like a spoiled, petulant child at best.

"It takes a lot of courage in the face of some of the criticism in the political world to do what's right, not what's comfortable. And what's right is to fix this system now before it's too late," the president said.

Is he talking about himself? What's right, Mr. Bush, is to uphold the law and preserve the
sovereignty of the U.S. What's right, Mr. Bush, is to serve the people of the United States not the
other way around.

If you want to scare the American people, what you say is the bill’s an amnesty bill,” Mr. Bush said.

No, Mr. President.What scares the American people,is the thought of this bill passing! Does this
illegal lover think we are a nation of 4 year olds? Frightened??? We’re pissed off!!!!

Bush has turned on his own people, his political supporters, his citizens, his conservative base,
and the integrity of America in general. This is truly something that will live in history for a very
long time. Shame be upon this effort and all of those malfeasants in Washington that are doing
this to our country -— that USED TO BE a representative republic.

I don't give a flying fart about Bush anymore, that feeling has been growing for a long time
now, but I am concerned with that it is our country that is at stake.

It is WE THE PEOPLE who run this country, not the other way around and it's damned time
we stood up and did something about it.

Of all the things he needed to fight the liberals over, he chooses to attack his own base for
wanting to protect our nation’s sovereignty.

Posted by Wild Thing at 11:55 AM | Comments (23)

"It's about America, it's about God and Country!" ~ Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons Military Tribute

Gene Simmons is the kind of guy who does and says whatever he wants, whenever he wants. Schedule an interview with him on Monday afternoon, and he'll call you at 10 p.m. on Sunday. And when the legendary KISS front man is ready to go, you'd better have your recorder handy, because he's always got something incendiary to say.

The "king of all beasts" (his words) cannot be tamed—at least not by anyone other than longtime girlfriend, former Playmate Shannon Tweed, and their two children, Sophie, 14, and Nick, 18. Their efforts are chronicled in the A&E reality series Gene Simmons Family Jewels, currently in its second season. In honor of Memorial Day, Simmons recently taped a special one-hour episode in which he and daughter Sophie get a taste for basic training at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, then visit wounded soldiers at a veterans hospital in Long Beach. The experience inspired him to put on a subsequent concert for troops about to ship off to Iraq.

On the phone to Radar from L.A., Simmons exercised his oversize tongue on a range of issues, including the Iraq war, the need for racial profiling, and the "enemy of Western civilization," Sean Penn.

RADAR: You seemed to have a deep respect for the soldiers you met at Camp Pendleton. What did you come away with?

GENE SIMMONS: It is embarrassing what’s happening to America nowadays. I’m embarrassed. The same thing happened in Vietnam, and I lived through that era. It was unbelievable. The answer seems to be, from some political experts, just get up and leave and the bad guys will decide, “Hey let’s disarm and everything’s going to be okay.” I’m so fucking sick and tired of such idiotic behavior.

It’s not the policies and the bills; it’s how we treat our military. It’s how we treat our young men or women who go out there, at 18 years old, and risk their lives. There’s no fame, they’re certainly not getting rich, and a lot of them are dying, simply for something they believe.

By the way, it’s a volunteer army, all volunteer. The fact that anybody would have a fucking thing to say about that is astonishing. And the VA hospital that Sophie and I went to, it’s about an hour and a half down the road from Malibu. These morons can’t get up off their asses and out of their $10 million homes, get into their SUVs, and drive down to the VA hospital just to say, “Hey, what you do matters.” Doesn’t matter what they think of President Bush. It matters that 18-year-olds are getting out there and risking their lives. I didn’t see a single person there. That’s the most embarrassing thing. I’m furious at Hollywood.

RADAR: No visitors at all?

GENE SIMMONS: No. Of course, if it means getting on a jet and going to Washington, D.C., to get in front of media, they’re all there. But they won’t get into a car where there’s no media and just go and shake the hand of a vet. And we met, as you know, Vietnam vets and Korean vets and Iraqi vets, and it just breaks your heart.

RADAR: Do you think the troops in Iraq don't get the respect they deserve?

GENE SIMMONS: I think it's worse than ever. Because it's never talked about. It's just never talked about. We used to have a dialogue. I mean, there were peace marches, and people forget this, but the Vietnam vets that came back were spat at. Now, it's just apathy.

RADAR: But it seems like these people are protesting the war, not protesting the troops.

GENE SIMMONS: I don't see the difference. Aid and comfort to the enemy is when you do it through media and there are big headlines like "We've Lost the War" and things like that. What makes you think that any graduate of any madrassa in the Middle East doesn't blow that up? In other words, make a big copy of it and show it to everybody.

RADAR: So you have no problem with profiling? If you were at the airport, you wouldn't mind being searched?

GENE SIMMONS: I'm volunteering. I'm volunteering to have less rights. This whole notion that you can have all the rights in the world while there's an emergency is nonsense. That's why there are emergency hours that are given to law enforcement during times of war. And if the cop tells you to move and you don't move, he'll bat you over the head. That's the way it should be.

RADAR: So someone like Sean Penn for instance ... you don't support what he's doing?

GENE SIMMONS: Oh, I think he's the enemy of Western civilization. I think he's a terrific actor, but a political knucklehead.

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

I have only met Gene Simmons somewhere between 40 to 50 times that is a lot I guess, but not that many times compared to over the years in showbiz.

Each time he was very polite and easy to talk to. I was friends with his girlfriend of some 25 years now, Shannon Tweed, and as far as I know Gene has always been a huge supporter of our troops, America and like he said God and Country.

It is always such a pleasure and makes my heart smile to be able to post about not only someone I know, but also someone that is a big supporter of our troops and realizes why we must fight the terrorists to keep our country safe and free.

This is a great video of a concert that Gene Simmons did for our troops. Turn the the volume and sing along, it is a great medley of military songs.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM | Comments (6)

TB-Infected American Takes Flights

TB-Infected American Takes Flights

Feds Worry Others Were Infected
ATLANTA -- A man with a rare and dangerous form of tuberculosis may have spread the disease to passengers and crew on two trans-Atlantic flights earlier this month, federal health officials said Tuesday.

Centers for Disease Control officials released information about the passenger and called for people on the same flights -- especially those who sat within two rows of him -- to get checked for the infection.

The infected patient traveled on two trans-Atlantic air flights and, in doing so, may have exposed passengers and crew to the extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Which Flights?

The patient flew from Atlanta to Paris on May 12, arriving on May 13, on Air France flight 385. He returned to North America on May 24, on Czech Air flight 104, from Prague to Montreal. (Note: Earlier versions of this story incorrectly listed the Czech Air flight number.)

The man then drove into the U.S. He is hospitalized in respiratory isolation, according to the World Health Organization. It was reported that he was under federal quarantine, the first time a patient has been placed in that situation since 1963. The president must sign off on that step.

The patient was potentially infectious at the time of the flights to and from Europe, and so CDC officials recommended medical evaluation of cabin crew members on those flights, as well nearby passengers, according to the World Health Organization.

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

I don’t know why the government is having such a fit over this. They let thousands of illegals cross the border each year with TB and other nasty diseases such as cholera, diphtheria, plague, leprosy, malaria, and viral hemorrhagic fevers and probably with AIDS too.

Close the border! TB was gone in the US before the border was thrown open!!!!

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Price Goes UP for Coming in LEGALLY to America

Immigration fees to rise sharply

Los Angeles Times

The Bush administration will announce increases in immigration application fees Wednesday that will nearly double the cost of citizenship and almost triple the cost of becoming a legal permanent resident.

"The reason we're raising the fees, short answer, is that we need the money," said Emilio Gonzales, director of Citizenship and Immigration Services. "A lot of people are going to be affected by this, there's no sugar-coating it."

Gonzales said 99 percent of the agency's budget comes from user fees, a system Congress devised based on the principle that the costs of citizenship should be borne by immigrants, not taxpayers.

Under the increases, which cover almost all immigration benefits, the cost of bringing a foreign fiance or fiancee will jump from $170 to $455. The price tag for a green card, or a legal permanent resident visa, will rise from $325 to $930, and the cost of citizenship papers will increase from $330 to $595.

The fee increases come as the Senate debates a wide-ranging immigration reform bill that would give illegal immigrants in the United States, estimated to number 12 million or more, a way to gain legal status. Gonzales said the fee increase, which will take effect at the end of July, was not announced with the Senate bill in mind.

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

So when a person wants to come here legally and obey our immigration rules they are going to have to pay a lot more money. But meanwhile Bush and his illegal loving cronies want to show " respect" for the feelings and demands of those here illegally.

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God Bless Our Troops ~ For the soldiers, "Bagpipes Cryin'"

For the soldiers, "Bagpipes Cryin'" by Rushlow Harris.

.....Thank you John5 ( VN 69/70)

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

This is a wonderful video, great music too.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:40 AM | Comments (3)

May 29, 2007

Rolling Thunder ~ I Love You! Thank you!

No Memorial Day weekend in the capital is complete without the ritualistic rumble of Rolling Thunder. For 20 years now, the nonprofit group has led a ''Ride for Freedom'' along the National Mall, a full-throttle demonstration in support of soldiers held captive or missing in action.

An unidentified U.S. Marine salutes as participants of the 20th annual Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom drive in front of the Lincoln Memorial, seen in background, Sunday, May 27, 2007 in Washington. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

President Bush, left, walks with Rolling Thunder members, from left, Gary Scheffmeyer, Artie Muller, Lynne Jenks Spencer and Elaine Muller, as he receives them on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, May 27, 2007. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

Hard hats and horsepower: Thousands of bikers leave the Pentagon car park as they make their way to Washington's mall during the Memorial Day Rolling Thunder parade.
Photo: AFP

Thunder rolls, tears rain on Vietnam vets' parade
from various sources online

The ponytails might have grayed, and they're not as lithe as they were 40 years ago, but for the Harley-riding Vietnam veterans who descend on Washington for Memorial Day, it's a chance to remember and reflect on the war that changed their generation.

An estimated 400,000 motorcyclists swarmed the capital at the weekend for the 20th Rolling Thunder event. Many were veterans sporting leather vests advertising their platoon, their tour of duty, fallen comrades — and their devotion to their Harley-Davidson.

Some had ridden across the US in a pilgrimage to "the Wall", the name given to the stark yet moving monument that records the names of the 58,000 US servicemen who died in Vietnam.

Others had come from closer states. Like Jim Burgess, from Florida. He flew reconnaissance planes out of Thailand along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

"I got 10 people up on the Wall — one from my squadron. You gotta come and visit them once in a while," he said.

Ben Ompad served at the Phan Rang Air Base alongside Australian servicemen in 1967-68. "They were flying Canberras (bombers) back in those days, and I was like an adopted son," he said.

Dan Watson didn't serve in Vietnam, but he'd ridden the eight hours from Pennsylvania to spread the word on behalf of the Christian Motorcyclists' Association.

"I'm president of our chapter and I come every year to hand out Bibles and just talk to people," he said.

There was also a smattering of newer vets, several of whom were still recovering from injuries sustained in the Iraq war.

Specialist Adoph Morciglio, who drove convoy escorts, is now on disability leave from the US Army after a roadside bomb exploded near his convoy in Iraq. One of his team died a couple of months later from his injuries. It was his first time at the Memorial Day event.

"I don't doubt in my mind that there were weapons of mass destruction. Saddam just had too much time to get rid of the stuff, " said Sam Clark, a Vietnam veteran who survived the 1968 Tet Offensive.

Keith Eastman, from Dayton, Ohio, who served in the US Air Force on gunships out of Nha Trang, wants to see America stay the distance. "I want us to leave but after we win, and I think you'll find most of the vets feel the same way. We were pulled out of Vietnam and we didn't like it," he said.

Retired Army Spc. George Rusiewicz rides to show support for his brother, who fought in Vietnam and was riding in Rolling Thunder today for the fourth straight year.

“You’ve gotta support the troops, and I think this is a great way to do it,” Rusiewicz said. “We need people to defend this nation, and like they say, ‘Freedom isn’t free.’”

By mid-afternoon the air around Constitution Avenue was thick with exhaust smoke and the smell of synthetic motorcycle oil. But the parade kept coming and the crowd kept cheering, even though by now every shape, size and modification of Harley had passed them by.

Below are some video's about this last weekend with the Rolling Thunder. Love the first one especially.

And this one too...............

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Robert Mitchum in 1966

"Should we pull out of Viet Nam?" new crew ask Actor Robert Mitchum in 1966. Here is his answer.

* Blue Star Chronicles...thank you for the Video

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

Just as our military was winning in Vietnam and they were!!!! So has our military won in Iraq, the media want us to think we have lost the war, are failures and never should have gone there. OH we hear it daily, several times a day from politicians, from our TV sets, and in newspapers.......... woe is me, woe is America, we lost, our military did not and could not win this BUSH war yadda yadda yadda.

Bullshit I say!!!!!

Here is imo what the propaganda machine has done. You can label it either war as you like.

Activists groups start up, they are well organized right up their asses, better then our side has ever been. Hell they have more time, less of them have jobs to go to each day, and some of them get PAID as well, by Soros etc. to do their dirty deeds.

The media being leftists jump in, promoting the left's hate for our military and thus making sure they get the propaganda out there even if many times it is only small groups gathering on a street corner or in front of a Government building.

The Progressive Socialists, Communists Politicians, mostly the entire Democratic party join in, this causes their agenda to zoom. Because they can get on talk shows on Sunday mornings and push their bullshit up the wazzoo of every mindless American and we have a lot of those in this country.

Keeping all this propaganda machine going at full speed takes time, and money, but it works every time. At first it does not bother our troops, they just say STFU and let us do our jobs. But then little by little, it sets in and wears them down. Funny not laughing here but weird in a way, it effects our military from the top down. What you say????

Yep, look at how Generals etc. from past wars start to come on talk shows and spew the propaganda of the left, oh they were left to begin with but now they have enough behind them to " well I support the troops BUT...."

Then after enough time the Generals etc. from the war we are in now, start to weaken. They have our troops be more careful about shooting, more careful about their mission and demand to make a battle, a war zone......politically correct. Hell they even had our soldiers take touchie feelie courses in how to be nice to the enemy. sheesh!

So we have a soldier, armed and a walking talking killing machine THANK GOD! He is smart, sharp and knows what he has to do in battle, or in an attack. But he is told to pause, pause in battle to make sure it is OK to fire back, pause and not fight back with his instincts that have been ingrained in him from his awesome training. NO he has to PAUSE, he thinks of the headlines....soldier kills innocent militia ( note the word insurgents are getting more and more seldom used) and a few children ( kids used to carry IED's on their bicycles etc.) Was our soldier ever so polite when he entered a home with known insurgents were hiding? OH my goodness, God forbid if he broke the door in and barged in to catch the enemy off guard.
God forbid if he fires back after seeing the insurgents take out some of his fellow soldiers. That would be a court and judges of his actions and possible prison.

Soldiers WIN, they won battles in Nam, they won battles in Iraq and Afghanistan, BUT no way do the above mentioned politicians brag about how great our military is, no way does our media tell of the successful missions day in and day out. NO, they only want to point out how many dead Iraq's or how many dead Vietcong there were in Nam.

Then little by little those that are the last hold out that are not like me and all of you at this blog and thank God millions of others that know war is hell but not fighting back is death to what those before fought and died for....our Freedom...NO I am speaking of those last hold out people that want to go after the terrorists yes, but can't handle the daily grind of BS from the left, it just gets to them and they want to have everyone just get along.....they start to join in with the we need to get out, we have lost. Their stamina is weaker, they collapse in tuff times , they are not made of the stuff that existed in our Founding Fathers, those that crossed our country in covered wagons, those that raised our Flag at Iwo Jima and other places. The rely on our strength, our determination to keep them strong.

I am so sick and tired of the propaganda machine I have mentioned. But I will never give up the fight against the terrorists and supporting our military and their missions. I don't care how many countries decide to hate us, heck many have always hated us under their breath over the years. We help others then they hate us for our help. I say we should be the strongest Nation in the world, provide our military with all they need and more, take down any traitors in our land and speak out to anyone we can how wrong they are, how not fighting back is giving in.

The thousands that fought to give me a land of the Free from the beginning of the USA in all the wars right up to today deserve better then the left and what they offer......... a weak military, a wimpy Politically Correct "fighting" machine, and if we do not speak out then one day the same scenario that exists in Israel of buses bombed, out door cafe's being a target zone............ will be our lifestyle right here in the United States of America.

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Lion Of Fallujah Is Laid To Rest

Capt. Doug Zembiec, the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, gives orders to his men over a radio prior to leaving their secured compound for a short patrol in Fallujah, Iraq April 8, 2004. The company entered Fallujah April 6 to begin the effort of destroying enemy held up in the city.

Marine Corps News
By Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva, MCB Camp Pendleto

Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec, who once told reporters in the din of battle his Marines “fought like lions,” was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery May 16. A crowd of more than a thousand gathered at the U.S. Naval Academy’s chapel to honor the fallen warrior.

Zembiec was killed in action May 10, 2007. He was 34 years old.

In attendance were more than 30 of Zembiec’s Marines from his tour as E Company’s commander, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. The pallbearers were led by Sgt. Maj. William Skiles, Zembiec’s former first sergeant. Zembiec’s Marines wore dress uniforms adorned by medals marking their combat tours. They came from across the nation, from Marine bases on both coasts to bury their leader.

“There is no one better to go to war with,” Skiles once said of Zembiec.

They came to honor a man who roared life, who led them into combat in Fallujah and who climbed upon a tank to gain a greater perspective of the battlefield, all the while defying rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire smashing around him. They honored a man who considered it his greatest honor to fight in combat with his Marines.

Zembeic told Los Angeles Times reporter Tony Perry that battling insurgents was “the greatest day of my life. I never felt so alive, so exhilarated, so purposeful. There is nothing equal to combat, and there is no greater honor than to lead men into combat. Once you’ve dealt with life and death like that, it gives you a whole new perspective.”

At times during the battle, Zembiec’s Marines tossed grenades within 20 feet of insurgents.

“My Marines have fought like lions and will continue to do so,” he said following the battle. “Ten million insurgents won’t even begin to fill the boots of one of my men.”

Shortly before 9 a.m. and under blue skies and puffy white clouds, Zembiec’s lions brought their leader home.

A Navy-Marine honor detail carried Zembiec to hallowed and venerated halls of the maritime chapel here. It was the same chapel where he attended Catholic mass as a midshipman and the same chapel he took his bride, Pamela.

This time, the proud warrior was carried in. Marine and Navy officers gripped the rails of his flag-draped casket, silently gliding down the narrow carpeted aisle. Zembiec was placed at the front of the chapel where prayers and blessings were offered.

Navy chaplain Capt. Pete McGeory led the service, telling the gathering Zembiec was a “genuine patriot” and a “genuine hero.”
“You can shed a tear because he is gone or smile because he lived,” McGeory said.

Eric. L Kapitulik, Zembiec’s best friend of 17 years, offered a eulogy. He said Zembiec kept a series of journals, often scribbling notes on leadership, pearls of wisdom he collected by those he respected.

One entry, Kapitulik said, came from Col. George Bristol. It read, “Never forget those who were killed. Never let rest those who killed them.”
Kapitulik read another. “Be a man of principal. Fight for what you believe in. Keep your word. Live with integrity. Be brave. Believe in something bigger than yourself. Serve your country.
“Teach. Mentor. Give something back to society,” Zembiec’s message in his journal continued. “Lead from the front. Conquer your fears. Be a good friend. Be humble and self-confident. Appreciate your friends and family. Be a leader and not a follower. Be valorous on the field of battle and take responsibility for your actions.”
The vows of Zembiec’s life, written by his hand, according to Kapitulik, were titled, “Principles my father taught me.”

Zembiec’s lions honored him in fitting memory. They carried him from the chapel to an awaiting hearse. A miles-long procession of cars snaked their way to Arlington National Cemetery. There, among countless rows of white headstones lined on manicured green lawns, a place was prepared.

This is where the lion will rest for eternity. He would take his place in the long line of patriots who consecrated the grounds. It was a place of peace and honor for a warrior who dedicated his life to his nation’s battles.

Navy chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Scott Radetski led a brief graveside service. The sharp crack of three rifle volleys pierced the warm spring air. Solemn strains of “Taps” followed while Marines held salutes in white-gloved hands.

The following moments were hushed. Marines folded the flag that covered his casket. They gracefully, purposefully and meticulously folded the flag into a triangle.

It was offered to Pamela. With that, Zembiec was given to his nation one final time.

Zembiec, the Lion of Fallujah’s lions, was brought home by his Marines. They carried him home. He was buried in the soil of the nation he loved.

Now, among rows of white stones on green fields, the Lion is at rest.

* Something......and Half of Something

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God Bless Chief Warrant Officer Jim Funk

Chief Warrant Officer Jim Funk, an Iowa National Guard Black Hawk helicopter pilot from Ames, has been serving in Iraq since October. He wrote a letter to friends and family blasting American media coverage of the war.

Carlson: Shift news to successes in Iraq, soldier urges
Des Moines Register

A tired and disgusted Iowa soldier fired off an e-mail a few days ago, telling family and friends how things are going in Iraq.

A Blackhawk helicopter pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Jim Funk has flown more than 80 combat missions since he arrived there in October.

He described his Boone-based unit's successes after 5,000 hours of flying out of LSA Anaconda, a huge American base north of Baghdad. He talked about the tragedies he and his fellow Iowans have witnessed and his worries of becoming complacent as he goes on mission after mission.


"We're treading water," the Ames man told the people closest to him. "We continue to kick butt on missions and take care of each other, even though we know the American public and government DOES NOT stand behind us.

Ohhhh, they all say they support us, but how can you support me (the soldier) if you don't support my mission or my objectives. We watch the news over here. Every time we turn it on we see the American public and Hollywood conducting protests and rallies against our 'illegal occupation' of Iraq."

His greatest frustration? The performance of the people who deliver the news to the American people.

I'll let him say it, in his own words, in the letter, which found its way to me:

"Hello media, do you know you indirectly kill American soldiers every day? You inspire and report the enemy's objective every day. You are the enemy's greatest weapon. The enemy cannot beat us on the battlefield so all he does is try to wreak enough havoc and have you report it every day. With you and the enemy using each other, you continually break the will of the American public and American government.
"We go out daily and bust and kill the enemy, uncover and destroy huge weapons caches and continue to establish infrastructure. So daily we put a whoopin on the enemy, but all the enemy has to do is turn on the TV and get re-inspired. He gets to see his daily roadside bomb, truck bomb, suicide bomber or mortar attack. He doesn't see any accomplishments of the U.S. military (FOX, you're not exempt, you suck also).
"Let's give you an example. A couple of days ago we conducted an air assault. We lifted troops into an area for an operation. The operation went well and our ground troops killed (insurgents) and took several prisoners, freed a few hostages and uncovered a weapons cache containing munitions and chemicals that were going to be used in improvised bombs.
"The next morning I woke up and turned on AFN (Armed Forces Network) and watched the nightly news (NBC). Nothing, none of that reported. But the daily car bomb report was reported, and the file footage was not even from the event. There was a car bomb in the Sadr City area and your news report showed old car bomb footage from another part of town from some other time.
"So we really set the enemy back that night but all the enemy had to do was turn on the news and be reassured that the enemy's agenda (objective) was still going to be fed to the American public.
"We, the soldiers, keep breaking the back of the enemy. You, the media, keep rejuvenating the enemy.
"How hard would it be to contact the PAO (public affairs officer) of the 1st CAV, 36th CAB, 25th ID or the Marines and ask what did you guys accomplish today - good and bad? How about some insurgent blooper videos? Now that would be something to show on the evening news.
"Media, we know you hate the George Bush administration, but report both sides, not just your one-sided agenda. You have got to realize how you are continually motivating every extremist, jihadist and terrorist to continue their resolve to kill American soldiers."

It's a punch in the nose to the news media from Funk, 39, a full-time employee of the Iowa National Guard.

Why did he write it?

"I am just tired of busting my butt over here and coming home every night and turning on the TV (Armed Forces Network) and hearing how we are failing miserably," he told me in an e-mail.

You may agree with what Funk has to say. You may not.

Many in my business certainly won't. But Funk is a soldier, fighting a war, who has earned the right to be heard.

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

Wild Thing's comment......

Just a thank you to Jim Funk from me. Thank you for serving our country and thank you for saying what had to be said.

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May 28, 2007

Never Forgotten ~ Never Forget

Every generation of Americans have been called on to defend freedom and liberty. Over the years more than forty two million American men and women have served their country in time of war. More than a million have secured the blessings of liberty with their lives. America is blessed by our Heroes.

"Tell them, tell them when you get home that I gave all of my tomorrow's so they could have today!"

Those are the words on a tombstone, far across the Pacific, of someone who gave up his life for our future.

Were those words uttered so that those of us who are left could just enjoy our lives without "getting involved", or were they written to remind us that the work of freedom and liberty is never done?

Were those words written ,to suggest to us that it is not our job nor our responsibility to keep alive what they fought and died for, or were they written to remind us that we were given the opportunity of life so that we would continue to defend, and keep alive the memory of what they gave their last full measure for?

Let us here today, tonight, tomorrow, next month and next year - remember these gallant defenders of our freedom.

Most were not heroes as defined by the most hallowed Medal of Honor nor even as defined by the silver or bronze star.

They were ALL Heroes

Yes they were heroes, because without hesitation they fought for our country when they were asked to defend her.

They left their families, friends and good times behind and went to fight for our freedom without hesitation.

Some -- never even fired their weapons because they were killed before they ever reached the beach.

But they were heroes because they were there, ready to fight for America - for family, flag and country.

Most were scared to death as they prepared to meet the enemy. Their stomachs were turned upside down and they prayed to God and wished they were with their moms, dads and sweethearts rather than being where they were.

But they were where they were, fighting an enemy that was threatening their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They were fighting an enemy because they believed in America, they loved Her flag and they wanted to protect American's right to worship as they chose.

They were there, without hesitation, fighting for what they believed in and dying for what they believed in so you and I could live the way we chose in a free country. But they did not die so that we would stop fighting for what they believed and died for.

They fought and died knowing that we, the living, would go on fighting for that same freedom, that same country, that same flag and for that same right to worship as we choose. Abraham Lincoln, at Gettysburg, said:

"It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth."

It is for us the living to go on defending what they died for. It is for us the living not to allow history to forget what they gave up all their tomorrow's for.

If when we attacked Guadalcanal and landed at Salerno, we found that "they" were going to fight back, we didn't give up because they fought back. We continued to fight because we knew our cause was right!

When Americans rode in the landing craft before storming the beaches at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Sicily, Anzio, Normandy, Peleliu, Saipan, Iowa Jima, Okinawa, Inchon and many other places we had never heard of before and when they fought in North Africa, the Philippines, Italy, France, Bastonne, Germany, Korea and Vietnam -- most were scared to death; their stomachs were turned upside down and they wanted to be back home with their loved ones.

But that did not stop them from attacking America's enemies bravely and without hesitation. They fought, and many died, but they did not give up because someone shot back at them.

It is for us the living to continue to defend and keep known what they fought and died for -- what they gave up all of their tomorrow's for.

They did not die so that we could become complacent; nor did they die so that when we, the living, reached a single obstacle --- we should quit

They died knowing that we would go on defending their actions, defending history and defending what they gave up all their tomorrow's for.

If WE don't remember ---if WE don't defend what they fought and died for and what we fought for -- who will remember? Who will care?

How many of them and you who fought for our flag and our country and remember the feeling as Old Glory" was being raised over a piece of land we fought for ---- and many died for?

How many remember seeing or hearing about our valiant warriors, who were fighting on Iowa Jima, as they stood and cheered when they saw the flag being raised over Mt. Suribachi.

We take this time on Memorial Day to salute our Fallen Heroes who through the history of our country have fought and died for all of us. THANK YOU!!! ---- Wild Thing

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Democrat John Edwards Hits New Low as Human Being

Iraq Veterans Rebuke Edwards' Memorial Day Politicization

New York -
Vets For Freedom

Vets for Freedom, a veterans group dedicated to communicating America's strategy in Iraq, strongly denounced a media campaign led by former Senator John Edwards that uses Memorial Day to promote anti-war protests. Edwards arrogantly declared Memorial Day "exactly the right time" to protest the Iraq War, encouraging anti-war protestors to take to the streets.

VFF Executive Director, and Iraq war veteran, Pete Hegseth calls it "exactly the wrong time."

"It's unfortunate that a viable Democratic presidential candidate would use Memorial Day--the day America remembers her fallen heroes--to promote political statements," said Hegseth, who served in both Baghdad and Samarra, Iraq.
"Americans are understandably divided on the Iraq War, but Memorial Day is a sacred space; a time to lay aside partisan politics and come together. This holiday is about remembering the fallen on the battlefield and passing their collective story to the next generation. These stories, and the men that bear them, are the backbone of this American experiment and must never be forgotten."

Vets for Freedom will close its doors for Memorial Day, joining the rest of America in remembering American GI's who fought--and died--for the cause of freedom.

But Hegseth adds, "After Memorial Day weekend, I look forward to redoubling our efforts to communicate America's strategic objectives in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Vets for Freedom boasts an ever-growing network of veterans who believe in the need to defeat radical Islamist insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Led by Al Qaeda, radical Islamists--waging a global insurgency--have declared war on America and now seem poised to declare victory in Iraq.

Vets for Freedom will do everything it can to make sure this does not happen; mobilizing the voices of the vast "silent majority" of veterans who believe in the mission to be heard in Washington, DC and throughout America.

As for John Edwards' Memorial Day ploy, Hegseth submits, "I would be surprised if many people heed Edwards' call for action. The American people are sensible, and recognize a political stunt when they see one."

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

America has come to a place that is not pretty, and in fact it is a dangerous time for this Nation. We have allowed traitors to bash our country, slander and lie about our troops, protest the service of our military, aid the enemy and be on covers of magazines with high praise from politicians and the media such as Hanoi Jane, John Kerry, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Murtha and the list goes on and on.

Because there has been no punishment for their treason, their being traitors.... they take it as a go ahead, an OK from our country that what they do is acceptable. Well it is NOT, NO WAY, not even a little is it OK with this red/ white/ and blue American girl!

This slick lying piece of work John Edwards is my enemy and America's enemy. He has made his choice and that is to side with the terrorists. Other politicians join him in this as we all know, more of his ilk spewing their sickness and American hate every chance they get. He uses a day of remembering the Fallen and those that have served our country to make every attempt to lower the morale of our troops, to show he does not back them, he encourages others to do the same thing. What the hell kind of President wanna be, human being can live with themselves and do such a thing???????

I present to you John Edwards, the coward, John Edwards the traitor!

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May 27, 2007

Country Star Toby Keith Tips Hat To Troops

Country music star, Toby Keith, speaks on-air during an interview on Armed Forces Network Iraq’s Freedom Radio at the Combined Press Information Center Tuesday. Keith’s visit to Baghdad is part of his fifth United Service Organizations (USO) tour. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Carl N. Hudson, Combined Press Information Center.

By Sgt. Sky M. Laron
Combined Press Information Center

BAGHDAD — Country music star, Toby Keith, visited troops stationed in Baghdad Tuesday.

Singing songs and playing guitar are a few things Keith, an Oklahoma native, does quite well. Visiting troops in combat is another activity he takes pride in.

Keith’s visit to Baghdad is part of his fifth United Service Organizations (USO) tour.

"If you are going to talk the talk, then you’ve got to walk the walk"... and that is why he is back in Iraq and performing for the Soldiers, he said.

USO celebrity entertainment tours bring volunteer celebrities to entertain, lift morale and express the gratitude and support of the American people, according to the USO website.

A strong supporter of the military, Keith has always respected the sacrifice and dedication to duty that Soldiers display when they are far from home and their families.

Keith says that it is easy for him to come over to Iraq for a few weeks every year because he does not have to stay the entire year. The Soldiers are the ones making a huge sacrifice with their long deployments.

Keith has seen some of the same Soldiers several times, sometimes two or three years in a row, he said.

“It’s a huge sacrifice for the families too,” he said.

The high opinion he has for the troops started early in life and serves him well today.

“My father was a Soldier, and I was raised in a family where if your dad was a Soldier, you’ve got to respect your veterans,” he said.

Having sold more than 30 million records, success is something that Keith knows a little something about, but performing for the military and shaking hands with Soldiers is what motivates him.

Keith will continue his USO tour throughout the Persian Gulf and later into Germany.

“It doesn’t matter where in the world our Soldiers are, I’ll be there,” said Keith.

God bless Toby Keith for all his trips to thank the Troops. And God bless the USO too for all they do to bring it all together.

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Turning a Battle Into a War Crime

Turning a Battle Into a War Crime
by Harold C. Hutchison
May 24, 2007

One of the dirty little secrets about recent claims of massacres is that all too often, they really are not massacres. The latest case of this now appears to be Haditha, with testimony now emerging that shows that at least eight of the 24 "victims" were armed terrorists. If so, Haditha would have more in common with the 2002 battle of Jenin (also claimed to be a massacre) than it does with My Lai.

The efforts to falsely claim a massacre occurred in Jenin are instructive. After the 2002 battle, the Palestinian Authority claimed a massacre had occurred. The mainstream media and human rights groups quickly echoed their claims. However, further investigations showed that not only had the body count been exaggerated, but that most of those confirmed killed were, in fact, terrorists and not civilians.

In the case of Haditha, the testimony from an intelligence officer and a liaison officer that at least eight of the dead were terrorists calls into question the claims of a massacre and cover-up. In this case, it seems that the civilians' deaths may have been part of a firefight that resulted after an ambush. The initial Haditha investigations uncovered some apparent discrepancies in the Marines' stories, and a criminal investigation by NCIS was launched. This, and claims from human rights groups in the media, led to some criminal charges being filed earlier this year.

In this day and age, it doesn't take long for a misleading story to spread out. In 2005, Newsweek reported that guards at Guantanamo Bay flushed a Koran down a toilet, triggering riots that led to a number of injuries and deaths. Earlier that year, the false claims were about torture at the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, most notably in a speech by Senator Richard Durbin on the Senate floor. In both cases, the charges were investigated. In both cases, the claims proved to have little, if any, bearing to what really happened.

As was the case with Jenin, many of the claims of torture were found to be generally unfounded, and in the few cases where lines were crossed, corrective action had been taken, in some cases immediately (one such case involved an interrogator who smeared a detainee with red ink after that detainee spat on her). Worse, the lies were already spread around by the time the truth was determined and not reported.

If the testimony about Haditha bears out, then it will just be the latest example of media misreporting. At that point, though, the real cover-up will begin. Very little, if any, effort will be made to correct the record. Politicians like John Murtha, who repeated the most inflammatory charges, will get a pass. The troops are able to fight the terrorists, and usually win. Fighting false accusations from terrorists that get repeated by the media, human rights groups, and politicians is much harder. The worst thing about this is that the myth of the "Haditha massacre" will be used to by various terrorist groups for recruiting, and the new recruits mean that there is a greater chance that troops will get killed.

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

This is an excellent article and I agree so much with what he said. Too many jumped the gun, with an anxious heart to lay into our awesome troops. I have to wonder more about THEIR support for our military then I wonder about if our troops did something wrong or not. This is freaking WAR! And I am totally sick and tired of people judging every breath our soldiers take, every move they make and every shot that is fired.

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May 26, 2007

Fred Thompson Goes Nutmeg

Fred Thompson Goes Nutmeg
by Ryan Sager
May 25, 2007

STAMFORD, Conn. — In his second major outing as a presidential candidate in waiting, Fred Thompson spoke last night to the Connecticut Republican Party for its annual Prescott Bush awards dinner. It was a somewhat unlikely venue for the conservative former Tennessee senator — speaking to the Nutmeggers who send moderate Rep. Christopher Shays to Washington, D.C., year after year ....

After eight years in Washington, I longed for the sincerity of Hollywood," Mr. Thompson said, referring to his departure from the Senate, in what's becoming a standard line. "That's no joke my friends."
And then, on the topic of the day, immigration, he let loose. "We are now living in a nation that is beset by people who are suicidal maniacs," Mr. Thompson said, laying into the recent proposed compromise, engineered by Senator McCain, that would provide legal status to millions of currently illegal immigrants while ostensibly strengthening border enforcement. "We're sitting here now with essentially open borders."
"They don't get it that putting it on a piece of paper anymore, even passing it into law, does not convince the American people that they will do what they say they're going to do," Mr. Thompson thundered.

And if Mr. Thompson had harsh words for his Republican friends on the immigration deal, he had much harsher words for the Democrats on the war in Iraq.

"We look at our friends on the Democratic side who have clearly decided not what is best for their country, but what is best for the Democratic Party, and how they might get additional votes in future elections," he said.
"Our choice is where we will fight," Mr. Thompson said, echoing President Bush's familiar line about fighting the terrorists there, so as not to have to fight them here. All the Democrats want to debate, he said, is "the date of our surrender."

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

"We are now living in a nation that is beset by people who are suicidal maniacs," Mr. Thompson said, laying into the recent proposed compromise, engineered by Senator McCain, that would provide legal status to millions of currently illegal immigrants while ostensibly strengthening border enforcement. "We're sitting here now with essentially open borders."

Good. That ought to tick off those who would trash the Constitution and surrender to an illegal invasion.

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Female Prisoners Demand Bikinis

There were no photos available of the women prisoners so I thought you guys might like one of the Swedish Bikini Team

Female prisoners demand bikinis
Sweden's News in English

Women at a prison outside Gothenburg have decided to fight for their right to a decent sun tan.

Sweden's Justice Ombudsman has received a letter from the Prisoners' Council at Sagsjön jail in which the women bemoan the fact that they are not permitted to wear bikinis.

"It's a human right," wrote the chairwoman of the council.

Since bikinis are not standard issue in jail, and inmates are not permitted to wear their civilian clothes, the prisoners consider themselves victims of discrimination, Aftonbladet reports.

"How are we supposed to be able to sunbathe at all? They answer we have got is that we can sunbathe in shorts and sports tops.
"In other words, we are treated differently because we are in an institution and we are disriminated against because of our gender," the women wrote.

"We want to be able to enjoy the sun just like everybody else in Sweden, whether they are in an institution or on the outside."

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

"It's a human right," wrote the chairwoman of the council.

Sounds like a job for the U.N. Hahahaha

Actually, if they are a convict, it's a privledge not a right and convicts give up some privleges enjoyed by others when they committed a crime, were convicted, sentenced and sent to the prison. imo

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Local Goats Are Frightened ~ Mookie is back. Pelosi, Reid, rejoice!

Al-Sadr calls for U.S. pullout from Iraq


Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr appeared in public for the first time in months on Friday, delivering a fiery anti-American sermon to thousands of followers and demanding U.S. troops leave Iraq.

It was not immediately clear why he chose to return now to his base in the Shiite holy city of Najaf from Iran. His speech had new nationalist overtones, calling on Sunnis to join with him in the fight against the U.S. presence. He also criticized the government's inability to provide reliable services to its people.

Al-Sadr's reappearance, four months after he went underground at the start of the U.S.-led Baghdad security crackdown, came just hours before his Mahdi Army militia lost its top commander in the southern city of Basra in a gunbattle with British soldiers, Iraqi police said.

The 33-year-old al-Sadr is believed to be honing plans to consolidate political gains and foster ties with Iran — and possibly trying to take advantage of the absence of a major rival, Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq leader Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and went to Iran for treatment.

Al-Sadr traveled in a long motorcade from Najaf to the adjacent holy city of Kufa on Friday morning to deliver his sermon before 6,000 worshippers.

"No, no for Satan. No, no for America. No, no for the occupation. No, no for Israel," he chanted in a call and response with the audience at the start of his speech.

He repeated his long-standing call for U.S. forces to leave Iraq.

"We demand the withdrawal of the occupation forces, or the creation of a timetable for such a withdrawal," he said. "I call upon the Iraqi government not to extend the occupation even for a single day."

He also condemned fighting between his Mahdi Army militia and Iraqi security forces, saying it "served the interests of the occupiers." Instead, he said the militia should turn to peaceful protests, such as demonstrations and sit-ins, he said.

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

The weasel rears his ugly head again Now where’s the smart bomb with his name on it? Time to blow its head off.

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Rosie Finally Is Gone From The View

Rosie won't be back on 'The View'


Rosie O'Donnell has fought her last fight at `The View.' ABC said Friday she won't be back on the show following her angry confrontation with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Wednesday.

O'Donnell asked for, and received, an early exit from her contract. She was due to leave "The View" in mid-June.

"Rosie contributed to one of our most exciting and successful years at `The View,'" show creator Barbara Walters said. "I am most appreciative. Our close and affectionate relationship will not change."

In a statement, O'Donnell said she was grateful. "It's been an amazing year and I love all three women."

Presumably, that includes Hasselbeck. The two exchanged bitter words on Wednesday over O'Donnell's opposition to the war in Iraq. They've frequently had snippy political exchanges during O'Donnell's year on the daytime chatfest, but never as long and loud as that one.

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

I don't watch this show, but we all hear about it anyway, if we watch or listen to the news. Rosie is an angry person and many times we have heard about how she makes enemies along the way in her life.

I wonder when she will wake up and see that anger like she has only drives good people away from her. It goes beyond having an opinion that is not conservative, it is her manner, her delivery, her rage at those fighting the terrorists and wanting to keep us safe in our homeland. She has blamed the troops for the deaths of Iraqi's...LIE. Death of terrorists sure I hope so and let's have more of that. But she blames the troops and said many times they kill INNOCENT Iraqi's, occupy a land that is innocent of wrong doing etc.

Her staff trashed the dressing room. I doubt it was “her choice” to leave. She was outed as a Islamonazi propagandist on the order of Axis Sally from WWII on national television and her staff took it hard.

Why it took “this” level of outrage to drop her is beyond me.

Lets See
Hates men
Hates Bush
Hates Republicans
Hates military
Hates America
and the list goes on

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May 25, 2007

Special Thank You This Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Since some may be traveling to spend this weekend with special remembrance to someone that gave their all for our country. I wanted to Pay a Tribute today for our brave military and those that paid the highest price for our freedom. There will be other posts throughout the weekend as a Tribute to American's Heroe's for Memorial Day.

The music in the video is " Some Gave All" by Billy Ray Cyrus. It is an amazing song.

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Fire Up and Thunder Out with Rolling Thunder Memorial Day Weekend

Members of Carry the Flame, a group largely made up of bikers who are Vietnam veterans, ride through New Mexico to the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day rally at the National Mall in Washington.

If you travel on one of our nation’s Interstates these last few days before Memorial Day, you might encounter an unusual sight: bikers by the dozens stretched half a mile down the highway, their motorcycles flying military banners and spewing exhaust.

They are members of Rolling Thunder, a nationwide network of veterans and their supporters. Their destination: Rolling Thunder Memorial Day rally on the National Mall in Washington.

Rolling Thunder, which has thousands of members, was founded in 1987 when some Vietnam veterans and advocates for P.O.W.’s and M.I.A.’s befriended one another on the mall.

Ray Manzo of Hoboken, N.J., now a former marine, suggested motorcycles. The idea grabbed them. Masses of bikes descending on Washington would literally sound like Rolling Thunder, the code name for the bombing campaign over North Vietnam.

In its first year, the Memorial Day rally drew 2,500 bikers. Now, nearly two decades later, hundreds of thousands of bikers join in.

“When you put 200,000 bikes together,” said Michael DePaulo, a Vietnam veteran from Berkley, Mass., who helps organize and run the rally, “it sounds like a B-52 strike.”

Custom-Painted FLHX Street Glide Harley-Davidson of Washington donated to Rolling Thunder, Inc.® in honor of the 20th anniversary. The bike is currently on display at Harley-Davidson of Washington.

Until They ALL Come Home

Until they all come home
We watch and wait
Young and old, black and white
So far away, they're sent to fight

Until they all come home
We wear our ribbons to show our pride
And let them know we are on their side

Until they all come home
We pray for peace
Throughout the land
Protect them all, on sea and sand
Until they all come home

By James Withrow
Rolling Thunder

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

God bless Rolling Thunder!

....Please visit my POW MIA page at my website

...You are also invited to visit my Tribute to Vietnam Veterans page.

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War funding bill gets the OK

Minority Leader John Boehner, of Ohio, choked back sobs as he invoked the al Qaeda terrorist network's 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.

"After 3,000 of our fellow citizens died, when are we going to stand up and take them on?" he said. "When are we going to defeat them? Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you, if we don't do it now, and if we don't have the courage to defeat this enemy, we will long, long regret it."

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Congress sent a $120 billion war spending bill to the White House late Thursday, abandoning a call for most U.S. troops to leave Iraq after an earlier veto by President Bush.

The bill replaces the earlier goal of withdrawing U.S. combat troops by March 2008 with a series of political benchmarks for Iraqi leaders to meet in order to receive continued American support.

But the move sharply split the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, where 140 members -- including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- voted against the plan.

In the Senate, leading Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama were among the 14 members who opposed the measure.

The bill also includes the first increase in the federal minimum wage since 1997, bringing it up $2.10 an hour to $7.25. And it provides about $20 billion in domestic spending, ranging from money for veterans' health care and hurricane reconstruction to drought relief for farmers and money for state-run children's health insurance programs.

Democratic presidential hopeful and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina harshly criticized the legislation.

"Washington failed America today when Congress surrendered to the president's demand for another blank check that prolongs the war in Iraq," Edwards said in a statement.
"Congress should immediately use its funding power to cap troop levels in Iraq at 100,000, stop the ongoing surge and force an immediate drawdown of 40,000 to 50,000 troops, followed by a complete withdrawal in about a year."

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May 24, 2007

A Friend of mine that Supports the Troops ~ Gary Sinise

ANZER KASERNE, Germany — Actor and musician Gary Sinise prepares to fire a M-24 sniper rifle with Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) during a firepower demonstration here May 11. Sinise is visiting the Stuttgart area with his band, the Lt. Dan Band, as part of a USO tour to perform concerts for service members stationed overseas. (Department of Defense photo by Navy Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker)

In this picture supplied by the USO, US actor Gary Sinise (R) listens to US Army CW 4 Leif Neely (L) of Woodbridge, Virginia, tell about how he was wounded while flying his Kiowa Warrior helicopter on a mission over Mosul, Iraq during a visit by Sinise to the hospital at Forward Operating Base Mazur, Iraq, 20 May 2007. Sinise, famous for his role as Lt. Dan in the movie Forrest Gump and currently starring in the TV series CSI:NY, is on a USO-sponsored meet-and-greet tour to boost morale among US forces in the area.

US Actor Gary Sinise, famous for his role as Lt. Dan in the movie Forrest Gump and currently starring in the TV series CSI:NY, sits in a US Army Apache helicopter during a tour of the flight line, at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, 21 May 2007. Sinise is on a USO-sponsored meet-and-greet tour to boost morale among US forces in the area.

Actor Gary Sinise with the staff of the Navy Medical Hospital at Camp Arifjan.

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

Gary is a friend of mine. I met him years ago when we lived in Malibu, Calif. and working in films. He is a truly wonderful man and sincere in what he does. He truly supports the troops. He has traveled to Iraq and all over the world to entertain and meet the troops and thank them in person. I lost count how many times he has been to Iraq, but it has been many times.

I am honored to know him and grateful for all he does for our troops to let them know how thankful we all are to them for all they do for us and for America and for the world.

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Soar with the eagles, Earthquake!!!

Capt. James B. McGovern Jr. of Elizabeth, N.J., poses on the wing of his World War II fighter plane at an unknown location in this undated file photo provided by his family. Fifty-three years after he was shot down on a desperate cargo-delivery flight over Vietnam, a legendary pilot and soldier-of-fortune known as 'Earthquake McGoon' is to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday. (AP Photo/McGovern family photo via the Home News Tribune, File)

Famed flier to be buried at Arlington

Fifty-three years after he was shot down on a desperate cargo-delivery flight over Vietnam, a legendary pilot and soldier of fortune known as Earthquake McGoon will be buried Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.

The burial plan was announced by the Pentagon on Wednesday.

Earthquake McGoon, whose real name was James B. McGovern Jr., was one of the first two Americans killed in the Vietnam conflict. His remains were recovered from an unmarked grave in a remote northern Laos village in 2002 and identified last year by forensic experts at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command's laboratory at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

But a family fued among relatives in New Jersey, in part about burial plans, stalled his interment. Meanwhile, former colleagues of McGovern in World War II and Indochina tried to arrange an Arlington burial to coincide with a planned "final reunion" of pilots who flew in China and French Indochina with Civil Air Transport, a postwar airline secretly owned by the CIA.

McGovern, who weighed 260 pounds and was nicknamed after a hulking character in the hillbilly comic strip "Li'l Abner," was killed May 6, 1954, while air-dropping an artillery piece to the trapped French garrison at Dien Bien Phu. His C-119 "Flying Boxcar" cargo plane, crippled by anti-aircraft fire, continued 75 miles into Laos and crashed on a hillside.
The crash also killed his co-pilot, Wallace Buford, and a French flight engineer. Three other French Legionnaires survived the crash and were captured by communist troops, but one died later. The remains of Buford, of Kansas City, Mo., were never found.
Dien Bien Phu fell to Ho Chi Minh's communist-led revolutionary army the next day, dooming the French colonial regime in Indochina.
McGovern and Buford, both civilians at the time, were the first two Americans killed in fighting in Vietnam, where ensuing warfare would kill nearly 60,000 Americans and more than a million Vietnamese over the next two decades.
Earthquake McGoon was a flamboyant figure who became famous in the early 1950s for his escapades. As a member of an Air Force squadron descended from the famed Flying Tigers, he shot down four Japanese planes and destroyed others on the ground.
His adventures included being captured by communist Chinese troops who freed him because he called them "liars" for not letting him go; winning a clutch of dancing girls in a poker game; and setting free a group of Japanese POWs on a beach rather than follow orders to "dump cargo" after he developed engine trouble.

Possible graves were spotted in the Laotian village of Ban Sot in the late 1990s by an analyst for the Hawaii-based POW/MIA Accounting Command, which searches for missing Americans in Asia and elsewhere.

In 2002, a JPAC team led by anthropologist Peter Miller found one of the graves contained remains that were later identified by forensic experts as those of McGovern.

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

From 1946 to 1976, Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America served alongside U.S. and allied intelligence agents and military personnel in the Far East, often in dangerous combat and combat support roles. Behind a shroud of strict secrecy, many Air America personnel were unaware that they were "shadow people" in counterinsurgency operations. Some 87 of them were killed in action in China, Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and elsewhere.

Though many of those Asian countries eventually fell to the communists, the contributions of Air America personnel to the cause of freedom remain unparalleled in aviation history. CAT and Air America personnel were the first Americans in China and Korea and, after the U.S. military had withdrawn from Vietnam, Air America pilots risked their lives to evacuate the last Americans. Air America -- "First in, last out."

This official website of Air America and CAT tells the 30-year story of these great Americans--shadow people, largely unknown to Americans and the world. They helped bring the Cold War to an end.

Click HERE to go to their website to read about Earthquke McGovern and Buford disappeared while flying a C-119

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Moran..."I well uh...."

Tucker Carlson showon MSNBC, Tucker interviewed left-wing Dem congressman Jim Moran of Virginia, grilling him regarding the Dems' cave-in on the war, passing a bill funding continuing operations without imposing any timelines.

MSNBC HOST CARLSON: Can't you see why people who aren't sophisticated in the way of Washington might be confused when the Speaker of the House comes out and says this is the deal we've struck and by the way I don't support it? This is the deal that I struck, I did, Nancy Pelosi, along with Harry Reid and the anti-war left. This is our deal, but I'm not for it? Isn't that a little confusing?

REP. JAMES MORAN [D-VA]: Uh, I, well, uh, it's certainly in the way and the context in which you put it I can understand why people might be confused, but the reality is that it was the best that we could get.

CLICK HERE to check out the is priceless!

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

The day of the life-time politician should be over. Moran and Pelosi, Reid and the whole bunch are a great example of why.

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Our Awesome Troops in the Gulf of Oman

US issues nuclear warning to Iran as armada enters Gulf

USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Gulf of Oman.

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), USS Nimitz (CVN 68), and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) strike groups

Guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) steams through the Gulf of Oman while an SH-60H Seahawk, from the Eightballers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 8, moves into position

US issues nuclear warning to Iran as armada enters Gulf
The United States threatened new UN sanctions to punish Iran's nuclear drive as it ratcheted up tensions with the biggest display of naval power in the Gulf in years.

A bristling US armada led by two aircraft carriers steamed into waters near Iran for exercises Wednesday, hours before UN watchdogs said Iran was expanding its uranium enrichment program in defiance of international sanctions.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that Iran continues to enrich uranium -- which can provide fuel for civilian reactors but also make nuclear bombs.

That prompted warnings from US officials of further UN punishment unless Iran curtails its nuclear development -- which the Islamic republic insists is devoted to civilian energy.

"Iran is once again thumbing its nose at the international community," US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns said, even as US and Iranian envoys prepared for historic talks on Iraqi security in Baghdad next Monday.

Iran denied obstructing IAEA inspections, but White House national security spokesman Gordon Johndroe said the report by the United Nations atomic watchdog was damning.

The IAEA assessment "is a laundry list of Iran's continued defiance of the international community and shows that Iran's leaders are only furthering the isolation of the Iranian people," he said.

The US Navy said the Gulf exercises were not directed at Iran but Mustafa Alani, senior analyst with the UAE-based Gulf Research Center, said it was no coincidence the powerful flotilla arrived on the day of the IAEA report.

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May 23, 2007

Michael Chertoff Total Jerk Mouthing Off

Michael Chertoff, Homeland Security Secretary:" I understand there are some people who expect anything other than capital punishment is an amnesty. "

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

What colossal arrogance! Chertoff and all the others prove to all of us they do not represent the U.S.A. but Mexico. Well, they don’t represent me. I am ashamed to be associated with them.

Chertoff (brought to prominence by none other than Rudy Giuliani, then was appropriated by GHWB, embraced by the Clintonistas, and then catapulted to his current position by GWB.

Want to know something really "funny"? He is being floated as a possible replacement for Alberto Gonzales, should Gonzales get the axe.

I despise it when the politicians say you can't round up 12 million people and just deport them.I wish someone would pose the question.......

I would ask then, "What would you do if these 12 million were al queda?"

Would you give them amnesty also? Sheesh!

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Poll of U.S. Muslims Tells of Suicide Attacks OK

Some US Muslims say suicide attacks OK

WASHINGTON ...fopr complete article

One in four younger U.S. Muslims said in a poll that suicide bombings to defend their religion are acceptable at least in some circumstances, though most Muslim Americans overwhelmingly reject the tactic and are critical of Islamic extremism and al-Qaida.

The survey by the Pew Research Center, one of the most exhaustive ever of the country's Muslims, revealed a community that in many ways blends comfortably into society. Its largely mainstream members express nearly as much happiness with their lives and communities as the general public does, show a broad willingness to adopt American customs, and have income and education levels similar to others in the U.S.

Even so, the survey revealed noteworthy pockets of discontent.

While nearly 80 percent of U.S. Muslims say suicide bombings of civilians to defend Islam can not be justified, 13 percent say they can be, at least rarely.

That sentiment is strongest among those younger than 30. Two percent of them say it can often be justified, 13 percent say sometimes and 11 percent say rarely.

"It is a hair-raising number," said Radwan Masmoudi, president of the Washington-based Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, which promotes the compatibility of Islam with democracy.

He said most supporters of the attacks likely assumed the context was a fight against occupation — a term Muslims often use to describe the conflict with Israel.

U.S. Muslims have growing Internet and television access to extreme ideologies, he said, adding: "People, especially younger people, are susceptible to these ideas."

Federal officials have warned that the U.S. must be on guard against homegrown terrorism, as the British suffered with the London transit bombings of 2005.

Even so, U.S. Muslims are far less accepting of suicide attacks than Muslims in many other nations. In surveys Pew conducted last year, support in some Muslim countries exceeded 50 percent, while it was considered justifiable by about one in four Muslims in Britain and Spain, and one in three in France.

"We have crazies just like other faiths have them," said Eide Alawan, who directs interfaith outreach at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Mich., one of the nation's largest mosques. He said killing innocent people contradicts Islam.

Andrew Kohut, Pew director, said in an interview that support for the attacks represented "one of the few trouble spots" in the survey.

At a later news conference, he said much of that support could be attributed to age because the findings were consistent with numerous other surveys showing young people more inclined to violence and to support wars.

The poll briefly describes the rationales for and against "suicide bombing and other forms of violence against civilian targets" and then asks, "Do you personally feel that this kind of violence is often justified to defend Islam, sometimes justified, rarely justified, or never justified?"

The question did not specify where a suicide attack might occur, who might carry it out or what was meant by using a bombing to "defend Islam."

In other findings:

- Only 5 percent of U.S. Muslims expressed favorable views of the terrorist group al-Qaida, though about a fourth did not express an opinion.

- Six in 10 said they are concerned about a rise in Islamic extremism in the U.S., while three in four expressed similar worries about extremism around the world.

- Yet only one in four consider the U.S. war on terrorism a sincere attempt to curtail international terror. Only 40 percent said they believe Arab men carried out the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

- By six to one, they say the U.S. was wrong to invade Iraq, while a third say the same about Afghanistan — far deeper than the opposition expressed by the general U.S. public.

- Just over half said it has been harder being a U.S. Muslim since the 9/11 attacks, especially the better educated, higher income, more religious and young. Nearly a third of those who flew in the past year say they underwent extra screening because they are Muslim.

The survey estimates there are roughly 2.35 million Muslim Americans. It found that among adults, two-thirds are from abroad while a fifth are U.S.-born blacks.

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

We already know the barbarians are already within the gates. So this is just a glimpse of what one survey says.

... "2.35 million Muslim Americans"....... not osure if this is accurate.........

This article above is from Yahoo news so I am going to put another link here that shows the American Muslims Demographic Facts. The link shows 7 million Muslims in the U.S.; 1 million in Canada.

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Underwater Warriors / Deeper Waters

Underwater Warriors is a foundation, which provides a powerful alternative of rehabilitation to our wounded soldiers through SCUBA.

This video takes place off the coast of the serene tropical Island of Cayman Brac. You will see the beauty and continued courage of our wounded heroes as they move forward with confidence and wonder in the freedom they find beneath the sea.

You will also see a sculpture of the mythical world of the sunken city of Atlantis as envisioned by local Cayman Brac artist, "Foots", which provides a healthy environment for new coral growth and marine life.

You will also see a sunken Russian Frigate, which was exciting to explore with the soldiers. Famed underwater photographer Lawson Wood took all these photos.

" I am so proud to have been chosen to be the spokesperson for the Underwater Warriors Foundation. If you are interested in further information on the Underwater Warriors foundation, please visit "

Wild Thing's comment......

Greaty video and wonderful photography.

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May 22, 2007

~ Caption Fun ~

Al Gore demonstrates his great organizational skills and has not yet ruled out a run for Recycling Commissioner

Al Gore uses the Inconvenient Filing System

It looks like Al’s pet frog is trying to get the hell out of there - can’t really say I blame it.

He sure has a lot of tree's on his desks. LOL Guess he does not care about saving a tree, only Global Warming.
"Now, where is the printout of my new proposed law to ban the cutting of trees to make paper? It must be buried here somewhere....."

Look at all those TVs/computers on.
Look at how much electricity he is wasting
Gore is causing Global Warming!

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France Says NO to Mass Legalisation of Illegal Immigrants

New French Immigration Minister Brice Hortefeux

France says no to mass legalisation of undocumented immigrants
Daily Mail

France's minister of immigration and national identity, a new ministry created by President Nicolas Sarkozy, has ruled out legalizing undocumented immigrants en masse.

The new ministry said today that government policy would be dictated by firmness and pragmatism.

"We have to put aside massive legalization. It doesn't work and it penalizes, even immigrants," Brice Hortefeux said on Europe 1 radio.
Policy, he said, would be guided by "firmness and humanism" with "lots of pragmatism."

He also said he planned to adhere to the policy of deporting illegal immigrants from France. The number of deportees was expected to reach some 25,000 this year, and Hortefeux said he would ensure that figure is reached.

Hortefeux, a longtime confidant of Sarkozy, was among those named to the new government on Friday.

The conservative Sarkozy, elected president May 6, had reached out to the anti-immigration far right to capture votes, notably ruffling some feathers in his own camp with his promise to create a ministry of immigration and national identity.

Hortefeux said he planned to meet shortly with officials from sectors like the building and hotel and restaurant industries, known to rely heavily on immigrants.

Hortefeux also said he would not put into question a long-standing policy of "family grouping," by which immigrants in France can bring their families here.

However, he indicated, as Sarkozy had, that modifications may be made in order to ensure that those who join other family members in France can be integrated.

"It must be carried out in respect for the dignity of those who want to come and (in a way) that favors their integration," he said.

Sarkozy had said he wants to ensure that those who join families in France can speak French and that family members receiving them can support the newcomers.

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

Absolutely shameful that the French president has more courage than the US President. If the American People don’t understand the danger we are in by this time, then we are heading toward a dark period. This is going to get much uglier before it gets better.

At least he has the common sense to know that you don't reward criminals for their crimes by giving them more of the thing that they committed the crime to get in the first place. If we applied the same principle to bank robbers that our jackass lawmakers want to apply to illegals we would give the bank robbers the rest of the money in the vault as a reward for stealing the money at the tellers' counters.

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Religion Of Peace Busy Causing More Death and Destruction

The enemy from Hell that walks the earth

In Lebanon, at the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian terrorist camp, with his RPG launcher and Koran.

The victims and destruction they cause

BEIRUT Brisbane Times

In Achrafieh, east Beirut, at the site of an terrorist explosion, May 21, 2007 following terrorist explosions at a busy shopping mall killed a 63-year-old woman and injured 12 other people late Sunday, in the Christian sector.

an explosion resounded Sunday evening close to a shopping centre of Beirut-Is and a woman died, according to services' of safety. There would be also several casualties. It is about the first incident of the kind in Beirut since months.

“There was an explosive machine either under a car or close to a car”, one declared of the same source, by adding that the explosion had occurred in the carpark of a shopping centre of the Christian district of Achrafié, in the east of Beirut. The victim was killed by the collapse of a wall of its house, located close to this shopping centre. Witnesses gave a report on six people wounded by glares of glass.

Lebanon was the theatre Sunday of its bloodiest confrontations since the civil war of 1975-1990

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

Some things they tell us in the news and others they do not. I was watching the news on the latest attacks around the world and every one of them, every fight, every bombing attack and killing throughout the world is being done by Muslims. Then thinking what the world would be like if they did not exist. No fighting, no suicide bombers, peace in Israel, and no PC and lawsuits by Muslims demading special treatment.
Just a thought......

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May 21, 2007

Mermaid statue draped in Muslim dress

Mermaid statue draped in Muslim dress

The Little Mermaid statue in Denmark's capital was found draped in a Muslim dress and head scarf Sunday morning.

Police removed the clothing after a telephone caller reported it, spokesman Jorgen Thomsen said.

The statue sculpted in tribute to author Hans Christian Andersen draws about 1 million visitors a year and is targeted occasionally by vandals. On Tuesday, the statue's face, left arm and lap were found doused with red paint.

The bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen has sat on a rock in Copenhagen harbor since 1913.

The actual statue of the Mermid that is so famous around the world.

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

I guess here in America on our Statue of LIberty it will be a choice between a burqa or a Mexican hat a Mexican sombrero, maybe all of it.

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In Country with AH-1 Cobra in Combat Iraq

Awesome Gun Cam Footage!!


"All this footage is either from my personal camera I had in Iraq, and recorded footage from the Cobra I was flying that records use of the weapons system. With the exception of the brief CNN footage about the battle of Tikrit which I played a major role in. I flew with the Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron 269. Semper Fi!"

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Soldiers Perform Own ‘extreme makeover’

Pvt. Ramon Negron, artilleryman, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, pulls guard at Forward Operating Base Gains Mills, Kirkuk, Iraq

Soldiers perform own ‘extreme makeover’

Story and Photos by
Spc. Mike Alberts
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

The military transition team Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, commenced their own extreme makeover of remote Forward Operating Base Gains Mills located in the northern Kirkuk Province, Iraq.

3-7’s modest MiTT of fewer than 20 Soldiers shares Gains Mills with the Iraqi Army’s 1st Strategic Infrastructure Brigade whose job it is to protect Kirkuk’s valuable oil infrastructure, among other things. Soldiers live and work with their 1st SIB counterparts to more effectively mentor and train them.

“When we got down here last August, Gains Mills was maybe 200 meters in each direction,” said Sgt. 1st Class David Noel, non-commissioned officer-in-charge MiTT life support, 3-7 FA. “The previous group had four people in living spaces designed for two, an underground septic tank that didn’t work, [bacteria-laden] water that really wasn’t fit to shower in, and practically no gym,” said Noel.

Noel, a Philadelphia, Pa., native, is a veteran of a previous combat tour in Afghanistan with 3-7 FA. There, he tolerated living in a mud and straw hut without laundry or showers. This time around, though, he was the one responsible for ensuring that Soldiers had adequate “life support” while at war. Noel refused to allow his Soldiers to live like he had.

“The first four months here we had everybody up everyday [from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.] working on improving this place,” he said. “It was tough, but thanks to our Soldiers the hard work paid off.”
“We more than doubled the FOB in terms of physical size and constructed a bunk house and additional rooms so that every Soldier has his own living quarters. We re-routed septic piping and flow equipment to make the showers run well. We added two 10,000 gallon fiberglass containers and deviated existing well-water into these containers for clean showers. We replaced all hot water tanks and gravity feed tanks to virtually eliminate all sorts of mild preventable medical problems like rashes. We also added heaters and ventilation for the bathrooms.”

Of course, no FOB would be tolerable with an adequate gym. Noel’s team transformed a dark 20 by 20 foot room that masqueraded as gym space to three interconnected workout spaces that include a weightlifting room containing five different weight lifting units and dozens of dumbbells, a cardio room with four cardio machines and a matted grappling room.

“Life and living conditions here at Gains Mills are considerably better than Afghanistan,” said Capt. Thomas Mears, MiTT assistant team chief, 3-7 FA. Mears, also a combat veteran, recalled much rougher times during his previous deployment.
“In Afghanistan, living conditions were really bad and so was communication with family. I remember that we had three phones for almost 450 Soldiers and just a couple computers. Here, we have the ability to call home without much waiting, and internet capability. We now also actually have flushing toilets and a shower trailer.”

But it’s not only the seasoned Soldiers that appreciate the niceties of Gains Mills. Private Ezequiel Widrick is on his first combat tour. Widrick, a Texas native, is a field artilleryman that is currently tasked to assist with security.

“Being here is good. I really appreciate the support we get from home and from our leaders here,” said Widrick. “Its very comfortable down here and most of that is because our leaders care about us and because we’ve got a lot of good non-commissioned officers.”

Wild Thing's comment......

Our troops are just so awesome. They deserve the best we can givei them and do for them. I pray so hard our country would know in their heart how much we should appreciate all our military does. Stop the bickering from the left and sign anything and put it through asap that helps our troops. Do everything they can to provide for our military all they need for as long as they need it and afterward too when they come home.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:44 AM

May 20, 2007

Border Agents Recruited for Iraq Duty

Border Agents Recruited for Iraq Duty
Herald Tribune


A military contractor is recruiting current and former agents with the U.S. Border Patrol to teach Iraqis how to secure their national borders.

The U.S. State Department has asked Virginia-based DynCorp International to find 120 people with Customs and Border Enforcement experience to go to Iraq for the training.

The company already has 700 police trainers in Iraq. The department made the request for border security trainers in late March.

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano said she was worried that DynCorp's effort is distracting from security along the U.S.-Mexico border. She and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson wrote President Bush this week to say the deal "makes no sense."
"We should be focused on supporting our nation's security efforts along the Mexican and Canadian border instead of hampering (the Customs and Border Patrol) by sending our best agents to a war zone in Iraq," the governors wrote.
Agent Shannon Stevens, a Border Patrol spokeswoman, said the number of personnel DynCorp is looking for is "a very small number compared to the agents we have."

DynCorp is offering recruits $134,100 for a one-year stay, plus a $25,000 signing bonus. The first $90,000 in income is tax free, and housing and food are free, company spokesman Gregory Lagana said.

Border Patrol agents with at least two years' experience make roughly $55,000.

Arizona's Tucson sector employs 2,600 agents, and there are more than 13,350 nationwide.

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

Well, with Amnesty just around the corner, Bush/Rove no longer need the extra border agents I guess. (shaking my head)

It's a private military contractor. Not the state department. The agents would be employees of the contractor. Not the govt.
Besides, they may as well go to Iraq. They're sure not doing any bloody good here.

While they're at it, take the prez with them. He's not doing any good, either.

Carter gave away the Panama Canal. Jorge wants to give away the country. I wonder what the next President will want to give away?

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Awesome video.

The USAF is currently the largest and the most technologically advanced air force in the world, with about 6057 manned aircraft in service (4,273 USAF; 1,313 Air National Guard; and 400 Air Force Reserve)approximately 160 Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles, 2161 Air-Launched Cruise Missiles, and 1900 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles and as of September 30, 2005, had 351,800 personnel on active duty, 122,750 in the Selected and Individual Ready Reserves, and 106,800 in the Air National Guard. An additional 14,000 personnel were in the Standby Reserve and the Air Force employed 166,730 civilian personnel.

But look at this...........

The USAF is currently planning a massive Reduction-in-Force (RIF). Because of budget constraints, the USAF will reduce the service's current size by 40,000 full time equivalent positions by 2011, with approximately half to be eliminated in FY 2007.

Approximately 35,000 active duty positions, or one year's cycle of enlistments and retirements, will be eliminated over 5 years.The current size of the active-duty force is roughly 70% of that of the USAF at the end of the first Gulf War in 1991.

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May 19, 2007

The Gushing Begins

Jubilant yesterday, Senators Mel Martinez (left), Lindsey O. Graham, and Edward M. Kennedy had spent hours in sometimes heated negotiations to craft a compromise bill on immigration. (CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES)

Adversaries praise a relentless Kennedy
Boston Globe


On Wednesday night, Senator Edward M. Kennedy stared at an exhausted negotiating team of 20 senators and two Cabinet secretaries and said, "Let's shoot for 10 o'clock tomorrow morning."

The negotiators were tantalizingly close to a historic deal to remake the nation's immigration system. But at several points, nervous senators were ready to give up. Republicans wanted to give temporary visas only to workers taking undersubscribed jobs. Democrats wanted to allow family members of immigrants to come in more quickly.

But Kennedy, the Senate's consummate dealmaker -- still indefatigable at 75 -- pushed hard at his fellow Democrats, wavering Republican moderates, and even members of the Bush administration, insisting that the deal-makers work all night Wednesday to beat the deadline imposed by the Senate leadership.

Yesterday, the two Cabinet secretaries -- both of whom have been subjects of Kennedy broadsides in the past -- lauded the Democrats' aging lion as the one indispensable player in the negotiating process.

"He's awesome," gushed Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff , as he left a news conference announcing the bipartisan agreement. "I'd say he was one of the critical leaders in putting together this deal."

Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez called it "a real privilege" to work with Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat and liberal stalwart who spends much of his time trying to thwart or undo Bush administration policies.

"It's obvious we're in different parties. We don't always agree," Gutierrez said. But, he added, Kennedy "is focused. He's very determined."

Kennedy's demand that negotiators have a deal by 10 a.m., Gutierrez said, was the "stimulus" that got the deal done.

A pact on immigration appeared dim at the beginning of the year. Several of the key Republican senators -- John McCain of Arizona, Mel Martinez of Florida, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, and Lindsey O. Graham of South Carolina -- were starting to feel the pressure of election-year politics

But Kennedy -- aware that an immigration pact would need to be finished by summer or it would collapse in the heat of campaigning -- moved quickly.

"There were times he [Kennedy] blew up, and I had to calm him down. There were times I blew up, and he calmed me down," said Graham . But he said the Massachusetts lawmaker refused to let things drop.
"He was informed, determined, practical, and essential," Graham said. Asked whether there was a moment when Kennedy had saved the package when it appeared to be crumbling, Graham said, "112 moments."
At 8 a.m. yesterday , Kennedy called Graham. "This is coming apart, that's coming apart," Graham recalled Kennedy telling him. Kennedy cajoled the team into a final negotiating session, and the group came to an agreement by midday -- two hours after the deadline set by the Bay State senator.

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

This is just sooooo nauseating! Bush had Clinton work with his Dad, and the Barbara Bush said how Clinton was like another son to them. And now because of the Bush and Kennedy duo we have to hear about the so called Republicans no other word for it then gushing all over Kennedy.

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The Fixers ~ heh heh

Australia's Mufti, Sheikh al-Hilali, gets some advice from The Fixers. ...I LOVE it!

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Soldier Beaten by the Las Vegas Police

Sgt Mark T. England of the US Army National Guard was a medic getting ready to deploy forward with his unit when the March 10th incident happened at the McCarren International Airport in Las Vagas.

Mark was tased 3 times and beat with night clubs by 2 Las Vagas police officers the second video is shot it from a different angle and shows another police officer joking and making kicking motions with a TSA agent. When it was all done and over with Mark was left with bruses all over his body, 3 fractured ribs and questions.

Two months later, still no charges were filed against him and he been unable to deploy due to his injuries.

More at Old War Dogs blog

Two video's at Doc in the Box blog

....Thank you Tincan Sailor for the headsup about this.

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May 18, 2007

Rush Limbaugh: Immigration Bill Will Kill GOP

During Friday's syndicated broadcast of the Rush Limbaugh program, Rush criticized the Senate's immigration proposal as liberalism gone wild.

"Liberals are trying to tear this country down institution by institution and rebuild it in their own image, and this is one of the steps that they are trying to make it happen," he said.

Rush warned that if this bill comes out of the Senate in its present form - and it's highly doubtful that it will - the liberals in the House will not vote for it. He said the politicians realize that there are Democrats in California, Arizona, Texas and Virginia where illegal immigration is a red hot issue and a vote for this bill would be political suicide.

As for Republicans, they have already lost California, Rush reminded his listeners. If they lose Virginia and lose Florida, it's all over for the GOP as far as elections go. And being blamed for this immigration bill could cost them both states.

Rush explained that this is why Senate Democrats want Republicans to receive "credit" for passing this bill.

"It's a piece of legislation that hardly anybody has ever seen," he said, yet already "there are walls of opposition that are being built on all sides of this."

The bill, he warned, will create "a brand new, giant welfare state paid by the rest of us," yet illegal immigrants are telling the media: "'I don't like this. I don't like having to go home. I don't want to pay these fines.'"

They needn't worry, Rush said. The illegals will not be forced to go home at all. They are not going to pay any fines. It's not going to happen because there is no political will to do so.

"Once this bill passes they'll be talking about how if you have to go home it will split up families and they'll say the fines would be taking food out of the mouths of poor children by making the parents pay these ridiculous fines," Rush told his audience.

Speaking of why any Republicans are supporting the bill, Rush explained: "You could legalize rape in this country if you simply called it the Civil Rights Act of 2007 because nobody on Capitol Hill has the guts to vote against anything that claims to be broadening or creating civil rights. It's a code word."

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Fred Thompson on Immigration

Fred spoke out on immigration today:

Most Americans know that we have an illegal immigration problem in this country, with perhaps as many as 20 million people residing here unlawfully. And I think most Americans have a pretty good idea about how to at least start solving the problem – secure our nation’s borders.

But there’s an old saying in Washington that, in dealing with any tough issue, half the politicians hope that citizens don’t understand it while the other half fear that people actually do. This kind of thinking was apparent with the “comprehensive” immigration reform bill that the U.S. Senate and the White House negotiated yesterday.

I’d tell you what was in the legislation, but 24 hours after the politicians agreed the bill looked good, the Senate lawyers were still writing what may turn out to be a one thousand page document. In fact, a final version of the bill most likely will not be made available to the public until after the legislation is passed. That may come five days from now. That’s like trying to digest an eight-course meal on a 15-minute lunch break.

We’ve tried the “comprehensive” route before to solve the illegal immigration problem with a bit more care and deliberation, and the results haven’t been good. Back in May 1985, Congress promised us that it would come up with a comprehensive plan to solve the problem of illegal immigration and our porous borders. Eighteen months later, in November 1986, that comprehensive plan was signed into law.

Twenty-two years and millions of illegal immigrants later, that comprehensive plan hasn’t done what most Americans wanted it to do — secure America’s borders. Now Washington says the new “comprehensive” plan will solve the problem that the last comprehensive plan didn’t.

The fact is our border and immigration systems are still badly broken. We were reminded of this when Newsweek reported that the family of three of the men, arrested last week for allegedly plotting to kill American military personnel at Fort Dix, New Jersey, entered the U.S. illegally more than 20 years ago; filed for asylum back in 1989, but fell off the government’s radar screen when federal bureaucrats essentially lost track of the paperwork. Wonder how many times that’s been replicated?

Is it any wonder that a lot of folks today feel like they’re being sold a phony bill of goods on border security? A “comprehensive” plan doesn’t mean much if the government can’t accomplish one of its most basic responsibilities for its citizens — securing its borders. A nation without secure borders will not long be a sovereign nation.

No matter how much lipstick Washington tries to slap onto this legislative pig, it’s not going to win any beauty contests. In fact, given Congress’s track record, the bill will probably get a lot uglier — at least from the public’s point of view. And agreeing to policies before actually seeing what the policies are is a heck of a way to do business.

We should scrap this “comprehensive” immigration bill and the whole debate until the government can show the American people that we have secured the borders — or at least made great headway. That would give proponents of the bill a chance to explain why putting illegals in a more favorable position than those who play by the rules is not really amnesty.

- Fred Thompson

He was also on the Mark Levin show today speaking about this.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 PM

Bush-Kennedy Immigration Bill or How To Kill America

You will NEVER have to Press #2 to read my blog. I will stop doing this before that would happen.

Deal struck on immigration bill (in the Senate, now over to the House for action)

WASHINGTON - In a striking reach across party lines, the White House and key lawmakers agreed Thursday on a sweeping immigration plan to grant legal status to millions of people in the country unlawfully.

Sealed after months of secretive bargaining, the deal mandates bolstered border security and a high-tech employment verification system to prevent illegal workers from getting jobs.

President Bush said the proposal would "help enforce our borders but equally importantly, it'll treat people with respect."

The compromise brought together an unlikely alliance of liberal Democrats such as Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and conservative Republicans such as Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona on an issue that carries heavy potential risks and rewards for all involved.

The proposal constitutes a far-reaching change in the immigration system that would admit future arrivals seeking to put down roots in the U.S. based on their skills, education levels and job experience, limiting the importance of family ties. A new class of guest workers would be allowed in temporarily, but only after the new security measures were in place — expected to take 18 months.

"This is a bill where people who live here in our country will be treated without amnesty but without animosity," Bush said.
Kennedy hailed it as "the best possible chance we will have in years to secure our borders and bring millions of people out of the shadows and into the sunshine of America."

The Bush-Kennedy amnesty.........Report: Potential cost = $2.5 trillion

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

Dear heaven!!! Goodbye sweet America. This is a travesty!

They spent over a TRILLION dollars to make ILLEGAL aliens legal and yet our soldiers do not have enough money to fight the war.

Bush... "it'll treat people with respect".....

OH I see Bush, you want to treat the ILLEGALS with respect but not those of us here legally, all of us the freaking tax payers!

“some extra enforcement to try to slow the flow of the next 12 million illegal aliens enticed by the amnesty”


Only two Republicans currently running for President, oppose this and any other “immigration bill,” i.e. Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo.

I just don’t understand how Bush and the Republicans in power can NOT see that this is DEATH to the Republican party. The illegals will NEVER NEVER NEVER support Republicans because the Dems will always promise them more.

As a child I was taught to respect play by the rules. To take the high road even when sometimes it might be difficult. I have done this my whole life, I listened to my Father and he was a man of honor and a Hero.
But those in our government would choke on the word honor, they would rather destroy the country that has let them be in power and kiss up to those that break our rules. Our laws mean nothing to these scrum that are doing this. Honor is foreign to them and Patriotism is a word they only think about at the beginning of a Ballgame when they are FORCED to hear our Anthem, if even then.

This is bigger than 2008. It is bigger than the Republican Party. This is about what kind of America we will have. The hell with the stupid politics. It’s about whether there will still be an America that we can recognize.

It is asinine to have Americans dying in Iraq when we have just given away America and all it stands for to an illegal alien horde and a profiteering political elite.

We might as well bring the troops home, and let them at least enjoy the last few days of a dying nation. Their final insult will be a few years down the road when an illegal alien culture schooled in the corruption and socialism of Latin America replaces Memorial and Veterans Days with hispanic festivals like Cinco de Mayo and Bolivar Day.

I will never vote for anyone who endoresed this. It is treason.

Others have said......

REP. DUNCAN HUNTER (R), CALIFORNIA: Listen, we passed my bill in October that calls for 854 miles of border fence across Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The Senate bill cuts my fence in half, literally takes it down to 370 miles.

Rush Limbaugh: “This bill is worse than doing nothing it all. It’s already bad enough...”
He also said..."If the immigration bill goes through, we're doomed in '08. This will be the last straw for the GOP base as far as trusting the Republicans it elects."
And this as well.."Anybody that ends up supporting this will be very difficult for me to support."

U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo:"Senator McCain and his allies seem to think they can dupe the American public into accepting a blanket amnesty if they just call it 'comprehensive' or 'earned legalization' or 'regularization." "The President is so desperate for a legacy and a domestic policy win that he's willing to sell out the American people and our national security."

Fred Thompson: "With this bill, the American people are going to think they are being sold the same bill of goods as before on border security. We should scrap this bill and the whole debate until we can convince the American people that we have secured the borders or at least have made great headway.”

My husband Nick ( Angry Old Salt) : " Let history record this day as the day the Congress and President of the United States of America deserted and abandoned its citizens by choosing to support the desires of corrupt industry and a massive horde of illegal invaders over and above the safety and welfare of the citizenry. May history label each and everyone of them that supported this fiasco as the Benedict Arnold’s they have chosen to become to the American public."

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Butterflies on Al-Qaeda's English Website Logo ?? YEP

Beautiful Butterflies on Al-Qaeda's English Website Logo..... ROTFL how weird. They just don't belong together at all.

You can see it here at their website..........Voice of Jihad.

The site is the typical blog of the usual "Kill the infidels! Kill the Zionists!" yada yada yada

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Just A Few Deaths Because of Illegals In Our Land

Here is some illegal-alien reading for you

Accused Vegas bomber guilty in ID case

Driver accused in crash (Illegal alien killed "Christmas Story" director)

Jury finds illegal immigrant guilty of Annaville rape (of elderly South Texas woman)

Gang member arrested after chase

SUV driver drags man (New York - Illegal Alien)

Family shares dream (their daughter was murdered by illegal alien)

Cops seek (illegal alien) drifter in girl's rape/slaying

Driver in U.S. illegally, records say (killed American)

Drunk driving is suspected in crash that killed woman (illegal alien driver)

Bakersfield, CA: Illegal immigrant suspected in fatal crash had four DUIs (drunk,on drugs,killed father of five)

Officials say suspect in fatal car wreck is illegal immigrant (drunk driving; three Americans dead)

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

All deaths and crimes that wouldnt have happened if our borders were properly secured and immigration properly enforced.

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May 17, 2007

17th: National "Surrender is Not an Option" Day

From: Move America Forward

"On Thursday, May 17th at 10:30 AM Pacific Time, we will be conducting “Surrender is Not an Option” protest rallies outside of Speaker Pelosi’s San Francisco office ( 450 Golden Gate Ave. 14th Floor - San Francisco) and Senator Reid’s Las Vegas office. We have just added a 3rd protest location - outside of Senator Harry Reid's Carson City office located at: 600 East William St., Carson City, NV 89701)."
"We're sick and tired of watching Congressional leaders like Pelosi and Reid deliberately undermining support for the missions of our troops serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!"

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

I am glad they are doing this. I agree enough is enough!! Reid, Pelosi and the rest of their ilk need to be taught a lesson.

I would only add this, I would love to see Americans sending these vile people a list of the attacks on Americans
(civilian's and our military) and show them how these attacks were done by Muslims. The list is huge and has been happening for many years.

Just scroll down ( terrorists ) and you can see dates and explanations of attacks and attempted attacks. And those are just the ones we know about, there likely are more then we were never told about.

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Pelosi and Dem's Wanted To Rewrite House Rules, Rep.'s Say NO Way!

Democrats Attempt to change 186 year-old House Rules to Allow Tax Hikes Without Having a Vote

National Review
In a stunning move, House Democrats today revealed they will attempt to rewrite House rules that have gone unchanged since 1822 in order to make it possible to increase taxes and government spending without having to vote and be held accountable. House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today vowed Republicans will use every available means to fight this unprecedented change.

“This is an astonishing attempt by the majority leadership to duck accountability for tax-and-spend policies the American people do not want,” Boehner said. “The majority leadership is gutting House rules that have been in place for 185 years so they can raise taxes and increase government spending without a vote. House Republicans will use every tool available to fight this abuse of power.”

Last November, House Democratic leaders promised the most open, ethical Congress in history:

“We promised the American people that we would have the most honest and most open government and we will.” (Nancy Pelosi press stakeout, December 6, 2006)
“We intend to have a Rules Committee ... that gives opposition voices and alternative proposals the ability to be heard and considered on the floor of the House.” (Steny Hoyer in CongressDaily PM, December 5, 2006)

The rules House Democrats are seeking to change have not been changed since 1822.

Republicans have already achieved significant legislative successes on the House floor with 11 consecutive “motion-to-recommit” victories that exposed flaws and substantively improved weaknesses in underlying Democrat bills. But rather than living by the same rules which have guided the House of Representatives for 185 years, Democrats are proposing to change the rules in order to game the system and raise taxes and increase spending without a House vote. What are House Democrats afraid of?

UPDATE: from Eric Cantor, Chief Deputy Republican Whip
Link to his Blog

"House Democrats wanted to change the rules to make it easier to raise taxes. They wanted to hide their Members from a direct vote on the tough issues. They wanted to change rules on minority floor rights that have been in place since 1822. They failed.

Today, House Republicans stood united and successfully fought against the House Democrats’ ill-advised rule changes, by reducing all business on the House Floor to a crawl. We used a creative set of motions and other parliamentary techniques to bring the fight.

In the end, House Democrats lost and the American People won."

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

I love how the Republicans stopped this insane idea.

"The Republican Study Committee Floor Action Team, under the leadership of Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), began requesting a series of procedural protest votes every 30 minutes in response to this power grab by the Majority, and was joined Rep. Tom Price, another member of the RSC floor Action Team."
---from Constitutionally Right


1. Open a new file folder in your computer.

2. Name it “Nancy Pelosi”

3. Send it to the trash.

4. Click “Empty the trash.”

5. Your PC will ask you, “Do you really want to get rid of “Nancy Pelosi?”

6. Firmly Click “Yes.”

7. Feel better.

PS: Next week you can do Hillary Rodham Clinton.

You deserve to feel GOOD!

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May 16, 2007

Terror Suspect Claims Torture But Look At His Complaints ~ LMAO

Terror Suspect Claims Torture by Americans, Not Enough Entertainment at Guantanamo Bay

Fox News

An accused enemy combatant held at Guantanamo Bay told a military hearing he was physically as well as mentally tortured there by having to read a newsletter full of 'crap,' being forced to use unscented deodorant and shampoo and having to play sports with a ball that would not bounce.

Majid Khan of Pakistan denied any connection to Al Qaeda and said he was tortured and his family hounded by U.S. authorities, according to a redacted transcript released Tuesday by the Pentagon.

Khan told an April 15 hearing called to determine whether he was rightly classified as an "enemy combatant"... that he also had his baby pictures taken from him, that cleaners left marks on his cell walls and that detainees have no DVD players or other entertainment.

Khan was captured in Pakistan in 2003. The military says he has provided support to Al Qaeda and has expressed a desire to assassinate Pakistan's President Pervez Musharaff.

The transcript, however, includes detailed descriptions of what Khan said was abuse at Guantanamo. He said he has been unable to see his daughter, was denied communal recreation for 11 weeks.

And he complained that he was only given cheap unscented soap and shampoo, and that in the recreation room there is "no weight lifting machine, no toilet, no sink, ho hoops, and even balls them self have little air in them; they hardly bounce.".
"They know my weaknesses — what drive me crazy and what doesn't," he said.

Khan, who grew up in Maryland and is the only U.S. resident among 15 detainees the government considers most dangerous, also described suicide attempts where he "chewed my artery which goes through my elbow."

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

"...and that in the recreation room there is "no weight lifting machine, no toilet, no sink, ho hoops..."

Ho hoops? What the heck is that? LMAO Maybe they did a typo like I am known to do, but that one is hysterical if it is.

This guys compaints are just too funny.

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House Democrats Have No Idea What They Are Doing

LOL......No wonder the Democrats legislative agenda has ground to a halt, they can't even run the floor. House Republicans had to step in and educate the Democrats in what was happening on the floor.

....Thank you John5 (VN 69/70)

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Smackdown by Fred Thompson ~ Priceless!!

The confrontation over Cuba continues. Michael Moore has challenged Fred Thompson to a health care debate. At issue -- Moore's trip to Cuba and Thompson's criticism of that trip. Moore noted Thompson's evident favor for Cuban cigars as a possible violation of the trade embargo. Now, Thompson responds. Cigar in hand.

For those that cannot view things on YouTube here is the Transcript:

Fred swivels around in a big leather chair, smoking a big cigar, and looking at papers with spectacles perched on his nose. The caption comes up: “Senator Fred Thompson.” He looks up from his papers, looks into the camera and starts to speak:

“You know, I’ve been looking at my schedule, Michael, and I don’t think I have time for you. But I may be the least of your problems.”

“The next time you’re down in Cuba visiting your buddy Castro, you might ask him about another documentary filmmaker — his name is Nicholas Gean (spelling?). He did something Castro didn’t like, and they put him in a mental institution for several years, giving him devastating electroshock treatments.”


“A mental institution, Michael. Might be something you oughta think about.”

Fred picks up his papers and swivels his chair away from the camera as it fades out.

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

This is absolutely fabulous! Game, set, and match! The derision in Fred's voice and the superior mocking tone he conveys. It's basically a "you're effing with a far better man than you, fat boy" message.

I hope you can all see this video, it is brillant and soooo well done! ROTFL

* Blue Star Chronicles thank you my dear friend Beth

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May 15, 2007

"US does not Deserve Hosting UN"

US does not Deserve Hosting UN

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- A prominent Iranian lawmaker stressed that the Untied States is not a proper host for the United Nations Organization and called on all member states to demand a transfer of the UN headquarters from New York.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an open session of the Islamic Consultative Assembly here on Sunday, chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaoddin Boroujerdi said:

"As the articles of association of the UN state that the United Nations' permanent headquarters is located in New York, transfer of the headquarters requires rectification of the said articles of association."

Considering that the UN is in charge of grave affairs, any transfer of the headquarters should be carried out through a consensus of the member states and rectification of the articles of association, he said.

The legislator said that the plan for the transfer of the UN permanent headquarters from the US should be viewed as a political position taken (by Iran) against the measures adopted by the White House leaders.

"The US has proved that it does not deserve to host the United Nations member states," he underlined.

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

Finally there is something said by an Iranian official I agree with! LOL....OMG did I say that.....yep. Can you believe it, are pigs flying some place?? I agree- we don’t “deserve” the UN., or even saying it the other way works just as well....The UN does not deserve the U.S.! How about putting it in downtown Tehran!!!!!

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Three Of Our Soldiers Missing and Updates

UPDATES: see below

5 U.S. Soldiers Dead, 3 Missing After Attack in Iraq's 'Triangle of Death'
Fox News

BAGHDAD — U.S. and Iraqi troops searched house-to-house and combed fields with their bare hands Saturday after American troops and their Iraqi interpreter came under attack in the notorious "triangle of death" south of Baghdad, leaving five dead and three missing.

The military said the patrol was struck in a pre-dawn explosion near Mahmoudiya, about 20 miles south of Baghdad -- an Al Qaeda area where two U.S. soldiers were found massacred after disappearing at a checkpoint nearly a year ago.

An emergency response unit arrived at the scene and found five members of the team dead and three others missing.


al-Qaida Says It Has Missing U.S. Troops

BAGHDAD - Thousands of U.S. soldiers searched Sunday for three Americans who were missing after their patrol came under attack in an explosion that killed four of their comrades and an Iraqi army translator.

The Islamic State in Iraq, an al-Qaida front group, said it had captured several soldiers in the attack, but offered no proof to back up its claim, posted on an Islamic Web site.

On Sunday, U.S. spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell confirmed that the Iraqi interpreter was among the dead _ and that all the missing were Americans. He said about 4,000 U.S. troops were involved in the search.

"Everybody is fully engaged, the commanders are intimately focused on this, every asset we have from national assets to tactical assets ... are being used ... to locate these three missing soldiers," Caldwell said

UPDATE: May 15th

Iraqi Terror Group Warns U.S. to Stop Search for Missing GIs

BAGHDAD — An Al Qaeda front group that claims it has captured American soldiers warned the United States on Monday to stop searching for them.

The U.S. military also said for the first time it believes the three missing soldiers were abducted by Al Qaeda-linked militants after an attack that included three roadside bombs.

"What you are doing in searching for your soldiers will lead to nothing but exhaustion and headaches. Your soldiers are in our hands. If you want their safety, do not look for them," the Islamic State of Iraq said on a militant Web site.

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

Please pray for these missing soldiers and all of our troops.

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Something You Would Never, EVER Do.

Image from and old Bugs Bunny cartoon where Bugs comes across a gremlin casually whacking the hell out of a huge bomb.

Teen Hurt Whacking Bullets With Hammer

A teenager who put bullets in a vise and whacked them with a hammer to empty the brass shell casings was wounded in the abdomen by approximately the 100th bullet he hit, according to Warren County deputies.

Damion M. Mosher, 18, had been discharging .223-caliber rounds, placing them in a steel vise, putting a screwdriver on the primer, and striking the screwdriver with the hammer, deputies said.

Deputies were called to his home in Lake Luzerne shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday when one bullet went about a half-inch into his abdomen. He was treated at Glens Falls Hospital and was released. No charges were filed.

Mosher told authorities he was trying to empty the rounds to collect the brass casings for scrap.

Sheriff Larry Cleveland said about 100 other rounds that Mosher hit had "fizzled," but one was somehow sent with more force. It was unclear if the bullet ricocheted or hit him directly.

An employee of Capitol Scrap Co. in Albany said Monday the business pays $1.70 a pound for scrap brass shell casings.

Cleveland said Mosher's shells amounted to just a few pounds.

Lake Luzerne, at the southeastern edge of the Adirondacks, is 45 miles north of Albany.

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

Good grief! This kid is not too bright. He could have simply gone to a shooting range and collected all the empty casings he wanted.

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May 14, 2007

Ft. Dix Six Father Whines of Bad Treatment

'Fort Dix Six' Father: My Pizzeria Is Ruined Since Son's Arrest

COOKSTOWN, N.J. -- The father of one of the six men described as radical Islamists and charged with plotting to massacre soldiers at Fort Dix says the business he's nurtured for years is all but ruined since his son's arrest.

Muslim Tatar, who has owned Super Mario's Pizza for five years, says that his lunchtime crowd from nearby McGuire Air Force Base and Fort Dix has largely disappeared, replaced by empty tables and nasty words from passing motorists.

"Now I am a target," the 52-year-old Tatar told The New York Times for Saturday newspapers, adding that his business is "99 percent dead."

Tatar's son, 23-year-old Serdar Tatar, was arrested Monday along with five others.

Since authorities announced the arrests on Tuesday, Tatar's father has had a cook and two waitresses quit out of fear they would be targeted, said Warren Cline, another cook at the pizzeria.

"Normally we'd be almost full. People liked this place, and Tatar is a very friendly owner," Cline told The Star-Ledger of Newark for Saturday's newspapers. "But people drive by, they give us the finger."

Cline said delivery business is also hurting since the restaurant can no longer bring food to Fort Dix, about three miles away, or McGuire.

Federal authorities say there is no evidence that the elder Tatar knew of his son's plot, and Muslim Tatar said their relationship had waned in recent years, as his son had fallen in with what he described as a bad crowd.

Muslim Tatar came to Cherry Hill from Turkey in 1992, working his way up from a dishwasher and saving enough to buy Super Mario's five years ago. A few years ago, Tatar says his son, who went to high school with several of his alleged coconspirators, fell in with the wrong people and soon moved to Philadelphia.

"I have no idea of this problem," Tatar said of his son's role in the alleged plot. "I'm shocked. I'm very shocked."

After receiving death threats, Tatar decided he had to take some sort of action to protect his business. Outside the restaurant, he hung a sign reading: "Under New Management."

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

Good grief, I am so sick of people like this. Who can blame the soldiers and their families for not wanting to eat there! If his business is in the toilet because his son is a terrorist, I don't have any sympathies.

Go back to your Muslim country you jerk. If you don’t get it, even if it is your son, then you don’t belong here.

What if his son was one of the terrorists that was involved with 9-11, my guess is he would be complaining about getting the finger then too.

So, he is a liar too!
After receiving death threats, Tatar decided he had to take some sort of action to protect his business. Outside the restaurant, he hung a sign reading:"Under New Management." Is he or is he just saying that like the way Muslims are taught to lie.

Now I am a target," the 52-year-old Tatar told The New York Times for Saturday newspapers, adding that his business is "99 percent dead." ..........I'll take that over our soldiers at Ft. Dix being 100% dead.

There is specific doctrine in the Koran that calls for lying to deceive “non-believers” in order to continue the Jihad. I don’t believe a thing this guy says. You know when your Son has gone crazy from religion. He chose not to do anything or try to stop it.

Loyalty is first and foremost to Islam, not to any Western host country whose shores these barbarians decide to darken. Islam is inassimilable and incompatible with the United States, period!

Boo Hoo! What does he expect?? Flowers?

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Mullah Dadullah DEAD ~ Congratulations To Our Troops

He had a fondness for beheading his captives, and was feared by both his opponents and followers. He was also known to behead his followers who disobed him, but was still respected as a leader who could deal a crushing blow to his adversaries.

Deriving sadistic pleasure – by beheading captives – was not the only trait Mullah Dadullah shares with Zarqawi.

He chured out propaganda DVD’s encouraging scores of suicide bombers and fighters to participate in the bloody jihad against the US led `occupation forces` and the Karzai government. The DVD’s showed him blasting a target with a heavy machine gun, dishing out blessings and ordaining a succession of would-be "martyrs".

During fighting, Taliban radio would often report his presence on the front lines even when he was days away from the fighting, to unnerve the opposition fighters.

His terror ways remained as vicious as it was during the Taliban’s heydays. He showed no mercy to people suspected of spying for the US coalition forces.

Taliban's top operational commander killed-official
The Taliban's top operational commander, Mullah Dadullah, has been killed in Afghanistan.

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

This marks a major victory for the U.S. campaign and for our troops.

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A Nose for Patriotism

An aging Iowa Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker, displaying patriotic nose art, is about to retire. The KC-135, assigned to the 185th Air Reserve Wing in Sioux City, was flown to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., where the aircraft will be officially retired. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot)

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

I have always loved nose art, when I saw this I wanted to show it to you.

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May 13, 2007

Springtime in Islamberg In Upper New York

Dr. Paul Williams at the entrance of Islamberg

Radical Muslim paramilitary compound flourishes in upper New York state
CFP .....for complete article

Situated within a dense forest at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains on the outskirts of Hancock, New York, Islamberg is not an ideal place for a summer vacation unless, of course, you are an exponent of the Jihad or a fan of Osama bin Laden.

The 70 acre complex is surrounded with "No trespassing" signs; the rocky terrain is infested with rattlesnakes; and the woods are home to black bears, coyotes, wolves, and a few bobcats.

Before becoming a citizen of Islamberg or any of the other Fuqra compounds, the recruits - - primarily inner city black men who became converts in prison - - are compelled to sign an oath that reads:

"I shall always hear and obey, and whenever given the command, I shall readily fight for Allah's sake."

Springtime in Islamberg Radical Muslim paramilitary compound flourishes in upper New York state

Islamberg is not an ideal place for a summer vacation unless, of course, you are an exponent of the Jihad or a fan of Osama bin Laden.

The sentry, at the time of this visit, is an African American dressed in Islamic garb - - a skull cap, a prayer shawl, and a loose fitting shalwat kameez. He instructs us to turn around and leave.

"Our community is not open to visitors," he says. Behind the sentry and across a small stream stand dozens of inhabitants of the compound - - the men wearing skull caps and loose fitting tunics, the women in full burqa.

More excerpts...

“Nearly every weekend, neighbors hear sounds of gunfire. Some, including a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, have heard the bang of small explosives.”
“Over the years, numerous members of Jamaat ul-Fuqra have been convicted in US courts of such crimes as conspiracy to commit murder, firebombing, gun smuggling, and workers’ compensation fraud. Others remain leading suspects in criminal cases throughout the country, including ten unsolved assassinations and seventeen fire-bombings between 1979 and 1990.”
“By 2004 federal investigators uncovered evidence that linked both the DC “sniper killer” John Allen Muhammed and “Shoe Bomber” Richard Reid to the group and reports surfaced that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was captured and beheaded in the process of attempting to obtain an interview with Sheikh Gilani in Pakistan.”
“Even though Jamaat ul-Fuqra has been involved in terror attacks and sundry criminal activities, recruited thousands of members from federal and state penal systems, and appears to be operating paramilitary facilities for militant Muslims, it remains to be placed on the official US Terror Watch List. On the contrary, it continues to operate, flourish, and expand as a legitimate nonprofit, tax-deductible charity.”

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

I also bet they are protected by the ACLU and CAIR. I wonder how many willing jihadis and muslim murderers in the US just waiting for their fatwa to be issued. Scary to think about.

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"It Felt Like the Budweiser Commercial Honoring the Troops"

"While coming back from Orlando after gathering with some friends for a few days, I was stuck in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. I saw what looks like a Army soldier.

Later I saw two more. After my gate was switched, I saw around 20, give or take, soldiers coming out of the gate. It felt like that Budweiser commercial honoring the troops. When I was on the flight going home,

I notice the two soldiers were in the same plane. I got to the lobby of the airport and saw balloons and cameras waiting. I knew it was for the two soldiers. I wanted to catch the couple hugging and kissing each other but the guy in yellow blocked my way. It was very moving and I'm glad I witnessed this. "

Wild Thing's comment....

A friend sent this to me and I wanted to share it with you. Thank you Peter and again please thank your brother for serving our country.
God bless our troops and their families.

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Edwards ~ Uses Commencement Speech For Propaganda

Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards, center, is shown at the New England College 60th commencement exercises in Henniker, N.H., Saturday, May 12, 2007. Edwards gave the commencement address. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Edwards offers students anti-war advice


Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards appealed to college graduates Saturday to join him in demanding an end to the war in Iraq.

"Congress' real power to end this war is to use its funding power. But while that's Congress' only real power, it is not the only power in America," Edwards said in a commencement speech at New England College. "The irresistible power of America lies in your hands, in the hands of the American people."

Also Saturday, Edwards launched a Web site — — that outlines his plan to end the unpopular, 4-year-old war.

"Each of us has a responsibility as an American, as a duty to our troops and to each other, to do every single thing we can to support those troops and end this war," Edwards said.

He said young people helped to bring about civil rights, end the Vietnam war and promote anti-Apartheid causes.

"Today, we are at that place again. It is time for you — all of you — to take responsibility for your country, for your government, for your community," Edwards said. "Help our nation break its silence, speak out."

He said anything less is a failure.

"Silence is a betrayal," Edwards said, borrowing from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous anti-Vietnam sermon.

John Edwards also called on his supporters to turn this year's Memorial Day into a day of antiwar activism, saying that the best way to honor the troops is to demand an end to the Iraq war.

Edwards, his party's vice presidential nominee in 2004, was visiting the first-in-the-nation primary state this weekend seeking support for his second run. Trailing Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama in most polls, he has been criticizing them for not doing enough to end the war.

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

If you go to the website he advocates “showing your patriotism” by sending care packages and cards to the troops while undermining them politically. He then gives links to and, among others for folks to do so.
I’m sure these fine organizations want to have nothing to do with this. These are good people who have supported the troops from the beginning and to now have their names associated with his anti-war message.

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May 12, 2007

Democrats Block Amendment For Missile Defense Budget

Republicans oppose BMD (Missile Defense) budget cuts plan (Duncan Hunter Vs. the libs)
May. 11 (UPI)

House Republicans are opposing proposed cuts in the U.S. ballistic missile defense budget. One of the most dangerous things about having the far left Democrats running congress is that they will try to gut our missile defense program which is doing brilliantly.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., the ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, has offered an amendment "stating that the sense of Congress is to develop and deploy a layered and robust missile defense capable of intercepting missiles in boost, midcourse and terminal phases of flight."

However, committee Democrats blocked the amendment on a procedural second-degree amendment, a Republican House spokesman said in a statement.

"I'm not sure we should be slowing down the development and fielding of certain elements of our missile defense system that could prove critical to our nation's defense -- especially in light of North Korea's test of several short-range missiles and a longer-range Taepo-Dong-2 missile and Iran's continued development and test of short- and medium-range ballistic missiles," said Hunter.

Rep. Terry Everett, R-Ala., the ranking Republican of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee, said he was "concerned about the $764 million top-line reduction levied on the Missile Defense Agency, especially when progress is being seen in so many of their programs."

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., proposed an amendment to fully restore the $764 million to the MDA budget, but it failed by a vote of 34-24.

Franks said, "While some in Congress remain intent on cutting missile defense, our enemies also remain intent. North Korea and Iran, among others, are intent on building faster, longer, and more sophisticated ballistic missiles."

However, the Strategic Forces Subcommittee chaired by Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif., has already restored some key funding for the Airborne Laser project and for some other BMD activities.

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

Democrats oppose, loathe and despise anything that has to do with defense, whether it's private gun ownership or having a strong, capable military. And then they're shocked and outraged when their patriotism is called into question. If left up to the Democrats we would not allowed to protect ourselves.

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Michael Moore Documentary "Sicko" Just More Bull

Hospital Nacional - Havana

La Pradera International Health Center - Health Center built by Castro for foreign tourists. No doubt a place like where Moore went.

Michael Moore blasts President Bush over federal probe into ’Sicko’ documentary’s Cuba trip

Boston Herald

LOS ANGELES - Filmmaker Michael Moore has asked the Bush administration to call off an investigation of his trip to Cuba to get treatment for ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers for a segment in his upcoming health-care expose, "Sicko."

Moore, who made the hit documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" assailing President Bush’s handling of Sept. 11, said in a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Friday that the White House may have opened the investigation for political reasons.

I understand why the Bush administration is coming after me _ I have tried to help the very people they refuse to help, but until George W. Bush outlaws helping your fellow man, I have broken no laws and I have nothing to hide."

The health-care industry Moore skewers in "Sicko" was a major contributor to Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign and to Republican candidates over the last four years, Moore wrote.

"I can understand why that industry’s main recipient of its contributions _ President Bush _ would want to harass, intimidate and potentially prevent this film from having its widest possible audience," Moore wrote.

Treasury officials did not immediately respond on Friday to a request for comment on Moore’s letter to Paulson.

The department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control notified Moore in a letter dated May 2 that it was conducting a civil investigation for possible violations of the U.S. trade embargo restricting travel to Cuba.

Moore questioned the timing of the investigation, noting that "Sicko" premieres May 19 at the Cannes Film Festival and debuts in U.S. theaters June 19. The Bush administration knew of his plans to travel to Cuba since last October, said Moore, who went there in March with about 10 ailing workers involved in the rescue effort at the World Trade Center ruins.

OFAC’s letter to Moore noted that he had applied in October 2006 for permission as a full-time journalist to travel to Cuba, but that the agency had not made any determination on his request.

The agency gave Moore 20 business days to provide details on his Cuba trip and the names of those who accompanied him.

Wild Thing's comment........
This is hilarious, Moore's film is about how health care in Cuba is better then in the USA. Sure Michael, why don't you just go live there if you can and see how it is when you get sick or need to see a dentist.

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May 11, 2007

Bombed-out Building Has New Mission ~“Hell Raiser’s Hideout”

Pvt. Richard Gray (left) of Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, Pfc. David Flores of Company C, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, prepare to square off during the “Black Jack Boxing Fight Night Tournament” May 5, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Robert Yde.

Bombed-out building has new mission
By Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs


In the movie, Field of Dreams, it was the words, “If you build it, they will come,” that motivated a farmer to build a baseball field in an Iowa corn field.

As Spc. Timothy Dunbar, of Lowell, Mass., looked out onto a bombed-out floor of the former Ba’ath Party Headquarters, just outside his bedroom window, those similar words rang through his head.

Just days before christening a boxing ring that’ll be used for the first-ever, “Black Jack Fight Night,” Dunbar and a few other soldiers put some finishing touches on a boxing ring they built for the tournament.

They dubbed the location, “Hell Raiser’s Hideout,” and during the upcoming boxing smoker, soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment and 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, both units with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, will square off in the ring.

“Several months ago, the battalion commander and I talked about hosting a boxing smoker,” said Miami native Command Sgt. Maj. Calvin Morman, 3-82nd FA’s top noncommissioned officer. “After our conversation, my response was, ‘Roger Sir, I got it.’ Because of the (operational tempo) of the battalion’s mission and the troop surge, time passed. Out of the blue, the brigade asked us to host a boxing smoker with one of our sister battalions, 4-9 Cav.”

According to Dunbar, Morman asked him to do some research on boxing ring dimensions. He went online to find out what the dimension should be and put it on paper. Later, he offered up his services in building the ring.

“Originally, it was just going to be some wood and rope,” he said. “From there, we got a great welder and started putting it together in little pieces. From that, we just kept adding and adding details … even the lights above.”

Dunbar and his roommate, Pfc. Justin Netherland, of Hamburg, Miss., both have backgrounds in boxing. They used to train and fight in the “Golden Gloves” amateur level during their youth. Two other Pfcs., Timothy Iuchs, of Sedalia, Mo. and Jared Decker of Oskaloosa, Kan., never boxed in their life, but said they wanted to help out.

“We just wanted to make it as real as possible against the environment around us,” said Dunbar, who pointed at the war-damaged building that surrounds the ring. “I mean, it’s just like home, but with the feel of Baghdad all around us.”
Morman, along with others from 3-82nd, who have seen the ring transform from just raw materials said it is as close to the real thing as humanly possible. “I think it would be very similar to a real fight-night except for the location,” Morman said.
“You won’t see a fight night like ours. The location for this event is a run down foyer in the middle of the former Ba’ath party headquarters. Its rugged appearance adds something more than any fight televised. Not even ‘Rocky’ had this type of setting.”

According to Dunbar, during this project, everyone came by the “Hell Raiser’s Hideout” to lend a hand. Welders, such as Sgt. John Klempnow of Bay City, Mich., helped fabricate the corner posts. Staff Sgt. James Martin, of Bowling Green, Mich., helped by constructing the flooring.

Martin, who has helped build houses in the past, said helping build the ring was interesting because he had never done it before. Dunbar added that much of the work started in the evening when they were done with their day’s mission requirements. In all, Dunbar said the ring took more than 300 man-hours to build.

“We’d come out here and work on it four or five hours a night,” he said. “Sometimes, we’d be out here until two in the morning working on this. Every step of the way, we asked, ‘How do we make it look like a professional ring?’” Dunbar said a local painter added the writing on the ring, turnbuckles and the skirt.

The team is anticipating people’s reaction as they enter the ‘Hell Raiser’s Hideout.’ Building the ring and organizing the event has been really great for Decker.

“It’s just fun to have something to work on and pass the time,” Decker said.
Decker, who is an avid baseball fan, used to head up a homerun derby in the hideout before they built the ring there. “This is nice, but I lost my baseball field,” he said.

Although building the ring was fun, it did come with its set of challenges, Dunbar said.

“The turn posts - it didn’t help that the ground was unleveled,” he recalled. Though they had a limited budget, Dunbar said they did it at a mere fraction of what it would cost to just purchase the materials and build a ring, even without labor costs.

Through all the minor setbacks, the team built the ring and threw in a little more for the spectators and fighters because they wanted to put on a good show, said Dunbar.

“I want people to feel like this is an old Tyson/Holyfield fight when you see all the lights lit up,” Dunbar said. “I used to box. Not all the guys had the ‘big game,’ but every boxer here will feel like a celebrity. Even if you are not a fan of boxing, you’ll like this.”

For Spc. Chris Thomas, who is a Military Transition Team member from Camden, N.J., the ring is “amazing.” Thomas, who has an amateur record of 3-0, has been using the ring the last few weeks to train up for his fight.

“The canvas – this material is good, and these guys put a lot of time into it,” he said. “It’s perfect; it’s like any other ring. It’s as real as it gets.”

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

I think this is great, I am just so proud of our guys. I would love it if some of our professional boxers would go there to visit the troops to thank them for all they do, you just know they would love that support too.

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"Consequences of failure in Iraq would be disastrous" ~ Bush

I love this graphic someone made up with Kerry on the screen and our troops answer back! God bless our troops!

House Defeats Bill Calling for Quick Departure From Iraq
Fox News
and also from
The Sun


The US House of Representatives today voted to fund the Iraq war in instalments of just a few months, defying President George W. Bush's vow to veto a Bill he branded "haphazard" and "piecemeal".

The move, approved by 221 votes to 205, would release $US43 billion ($52bn) in emergency war funding but force Mr Bush to show progress in Iraq in July, before politicians vote on freeing up a second $US53bn chunk of funds
"This legislation ends the blank cheque for the President's war without end,'' Democratic House speaker Nancy Pelosi said moments before the vote, the latest round of a bitter and escalating constitutional feud for control of the war.

Mr Bush had earlier fought back hard against Democrats, amid signs of softening Republican support for his strategy to surge nearly 30,000 more troops into violence-torn Iraq.

"I'll veto the Bill if it is this haphazard, piecemeal funding, and I made that clear,'' Mr Bush said after meeting officials at the Defence Department.

President Bush pulled no punches Thursday in warning congressional Democrats that failure to give U.S. troops in Iraq the resources they need to battle a rising Al Qaeda threat will lead to disaster.

"We should be able to agree that the consequences of failure in Iraq would be disastrous for our country," Bush said at the Pentagon after meeting with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and other military officials. "We should be able to agree that we have a responsibility to provide our men and women on the front lines the resources and flexibility they need to do the job we asked them to do."

Bush renewed his threat to veto the House war spending bill.

"I'll veto the bill if it's this haphazard piece-meal funding," Bush said after the White House acknowledged Republican concerns that the war could damage the party's political future.

"My message to the members of Congress is: Whatever your beliefs may be, let's make sure our troops get funded. And let's make sure politicians don't tell our commanders how to conduct operations, don't hamstring our people in the field," Bush said.

The House bill faces Republican opposition and lacks support in the Senate.

But Democrats continued to move on the legislation after vowing to challenge Bush on the war and to stay on message and not give the president a blank check to fund military operations.

"It is striking to me ... that people are shocked that the president is hearing candid advice from people who have concerns," Snow said Thursday during a briefing with reporters.
"And I'm telling you that where the rubber meets the road, right now here in Washington, Republicans are united, Democrats are divided. Period." Snow said. "If you want disunity, there's far more disunity on the Democratic side."

The discussion, described by the 11 participating lawmakers as blunt, preceded the president's threat Wednesday to veto the House bill now under consideration.

Gates sent Congress a letter Thursday urging lawmakers to pass an emergency supplemental bill immediately.

“The lack of timely supplemental funds has limited the department’s ability to properly contract for the reconstitution of equipment for both active and reserve forces,” Gates wrote in the letter.
Gates wrote that the proposal to fund operations only through July “would cause significant disruption to the effective and efficient operation of the Department of Defense and the health and welfare of the U.S. military."

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

This just keeps going doesn't it. The Dems use our troops like a poker chip. They say they support the troops ( they do NOT) and that they are only against "Bush's" war. If they supported the troops they would fund what the troops need. And IF they loved America they would not be calling it "Bush's War".

They say they will fund the troops for 60 days. LOL well isn't that special. Let's see, how many bullets can they use per day knowing they will only have enough funding for 60 days.

Just a few old quotes from the phonies in leadership. They probably wish we did not remember:

“Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real.” - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003 ( pansy of flip flop)
“There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.” - Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002
“Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.” - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
“We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.” - Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
“The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons...” - Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002
“He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do.” - Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

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Schumer: Break up Homeland Security Department

Schumer: Break up Homeland Security Department


Senator Charles Schumer says the federal government should scuttle its Department of Homeland Security.

The New York Democrat is particularly incensed by the agency's plan to require passports to drive across the Canadian border. He says he's trying to convince his fellow Democrats in the Senate to dissolve the Homeland Security department into smaller agencies.

But Schumer says he's not sure if there are enough votes to dismantle the agency formed in response to the September Eleventh terrorist attacks.

Speaking to a group of New York business leaders in Washington, the senator called the department a conglomerate that's too large and incompetent.

While Schumer has been one of the agency's most outspoken critics, he also says Congress should be saddled with part of the blame. He says creating the Department of Homeland Security was "one of the worst things" Congress did.

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

Dissolving it again into separate agencies will only throw up the walls which have barely came down at all again.

That is exactly what they want (the dems, MoveOn, Libs, Soros and company)

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May 10, 2007

RI Students Must Watch 'Inconvenient Truth' to Graduate

RI Students Must Watch 'Inconvenient Truth' to Graduate

( complete article

To receive a degree from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, students are being forced to watch "An Inconvenient Truth," the documentary on global warming produced by former Vice President Al Gore.

The science class requirement has prompted one conservative student to declare that "we should stop calling these schools 'bastions of knowledge' since they're really bastions of leftist thought."

The controversy at Roger Williams University (RWU) in Bristol, R.I., began the week before Earth Day, when the professors teaching the laboratory portion of "Core 101: Science, Technology and Society" required their students to watch Gore's Oscar-winning film in class.

The course is one of 12 that students at the university must take in order to graduate.

However, Dana Peloso, an RWU junior and president of the school's chapter of the College Republicans, sent a letter questioning the course requirement to Jeffrey Hughes, assistant dean of marine and natural sciences.

In his email response, Hughes stated that "I only recently saw 'An Inconvenient Truth' and have to think that it's an ideal subject for a Core lab," because "the point of Core is to inform students of scientific principles and help them make decisions on issues with a scientific basis in their everyday lives."
As educators, we're charged to encourage your intellectual growth," Hughes added. "That can (actually, will) be uncomfortable at times, and we're also here to help you deal with that discomfort. It's truly what makes being a human such a joy, privilege and challenge."

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

What has this world come to? Just when you thought it could NOT get any MORE ridiculous, well, lookeee here! How many credits does one get these days for watching fiction?

"As educators, we're charged to encourage your intellectual growth," Hughes added. "That can (actually, will) be uncomfortable at times, and we're also here to help you deal with that discomfort. It's truly what makes being a human such a joy, privilege and challenge."

Typical leftist college professer 'know it all' attitude. We're the enlightened, and though it is a burden sometimes, we'll lead you to full knowledge, as we define it, whether you agree or not.

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Murtha: Move trials out of Guantanamo

Murtha: Move trials out of Guantanamo

Pennsylvania's Rep. John Murtha yesterday said he would start pushing the Bush administration to move military trials for high-level terrorism suspects from the controversial detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to the U.S. mainland.

Such a step, he argued, would help improve the nation's image abroad after years of negative publicity surrounding the prison camp, which first opened in January 2002 and now holds about 380 detainees.

"We don't want anybody released who is a threat," Mr. Murtha, D-Johnstown, said after a hearing of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. "But, on the other hand, we have to get them a fair trial."

Afghans, Saudis, and Yemenis make up the top three nationalities among detainees.

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

Terrorist trials coming to a courtroom near you.

What gets me is Murtha's concern that these people get a "fair trial". He is more worried about the terrorists then he is that crime pays.

I will never ever forget nor forgive Murtha for things he has is a quote by Murtha.........

"Well, I say that the fight against Americans began with Abu Ghraib. It began with the invasion of Iraq. That's when terrorism started." (Murtha, Nov. 17, 2005, News Hour with Jim Lehrer)

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May 09, 2007

Have the Democrats protested the arrests yet?

From various links at Fox News...........

A group of men had brought him a video showing them firing assault weapons and chanting, "God is Great!" in Arabic. They wanted him to transfer the footage onto a DVD.

So he said something, calling the Mount Laurel Police Department, who in turn contacted the FBI.

And thus began the downfall of one of the most thoroughly infiltrated and documented group of terrorism suspects in recent history.

FBI agent J.P. Weis saluted the unidentified Mount Laurel store clerk as the "unsung hero" of the case.

"That's why we're here today — because of the courage and heroism of that individual," the FBI agent said.

The suspects' images and words were captured on more than 50 audio and video recordings. Their comings and goings were recorded by law enforcement agents who monitored the alleged plot for 16 months, hoping more terror ties would become apparent.

The defendants, all men in their 20s, include a pizza deliveryman suspected of using his job to scout out Fort Dix. Their goal was "to kill as many American soldiers as possible" in attacks with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and guns, prosecutors said.

"Today we dodged a bullet. In fact, when you look at the type of weapons that this group was trying to purchase, we may have dodged a lot of bullets," Weis said. "We had a group that was forming a platoon to take on an army. They identified their target, they did their reconnaissance. They had maps. And they were in the process of buying weapons. Luckily, we were able to stop that."

And this............................


Six people were arrested on Monday in connection with an alleged plot to murder soldiers at Fort Dix, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey, said the men are from the former Yugoslavia and were planning to “kill as many soldiers as possible.” Five of them lived in Cherry Hill, he said.

Drewniak said the six were scheduled to appear in federal court in Camden later Tuesday to face charges of conspiracy to kill U.S. servicemen.

The six men — five of whom lived in Cherry Hill, a Philadelphia suburb about 20 miles from Fort Dix — were arrested Monday night while trying to buy AK-47 assault weapons, M-16s and other weapons from an FBI informant, authorities said.

The undercover investigation followed the men, three of whom are brothers, from New Jersey to the Poconos, where they allegedly practiced firing automatic weapons, media sources said.

Officials raided the homes of the men, described as Islamic radicals, and said there is video showing some of the alleged planning.

A law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because documents in the case remain sealed, said the men were arrested as part of a joint federal and local investigation.

The officials said the attack was stopped in the planning stages.

In addition to plotting the attack on Fort Dix, the defendants spoke of attacking a Navy installation in Philadelphia during the annual Army-Navy football game and conducted surveillance at other military installations in the region, prosecutors said.

One defendant, Eljvir Duka, was recorded as saying: "In the end, when it comes to defending your religion, when someone ... attacks your religion, your way of life, then you go jihad."
"It doesn't matter to me whether I get locked up, arrested or get taken away," another defendant, Serdar Tatar, was alleged to have said. "Or I die, it doesn't matter. I'm doing it in the name of Allah."

Look at this...........
from The Ledger

Some of the would-be attackers have been living illegally in the United States, while others are legal immigrants, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Four are ethnic Albanians, one was born in Turkey, and a sixth was born in Jordan.

Officials identified the men as Dritan Duka, 28, Eljvir Duka, 23, Shain Duka, 26, Serdar Tatar, 23, Mohamad Shnewer, 22, and Agron Abdullahu, 24.

The six had been under FBI surveillance for 15 months and prepared for their alleged plot by shooting paintball guns and real weapons in Gouldsboro, Pa., 30 miles southeast of Scranton, officials said. One had experience as a sniper in Kosovo, Christie said.

"These folks knew how to use these weapons," he said.
The men also allegedly watched jihadist videos in which Osama bin Laden urged them toward martyrdom.

While under federal surveillance, the men also watched a video in which a U.S. Marine lost his arm in an explosion.

"The room burst out into laughter," Christie said. "These are the type of people we were dealing with."

The men had scouted out Fort Monmouth, Dover Air Force Base, Lakehurst Naval Air Station and the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard before settling on Fort Dix, a base that is used to mobilize troops to Iraq, according to the complaint.

"One of the suspects, Tatar, had regular access to secure areas of the facility through his job as a deliveryman for his father's pizzeria in Cookstown, not far from the gates of McGuire Air Force Base, which adjoins Fort Dix. Tatar, the complaint said, knew Fort Dix like the palm of his hand."

The men had videotaped their practice sessions in Pennsylvania, according to the complaint. That videotape, in which they fired assault weapons and railed against America, led to their arrests.

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

Thank God nothing came of their plans. I wish I could say it was surpirse when I heard this earlier today. I wish that it would be something that is not in my mind to even think about.....that we are constantly under attempted attacks in our country. There are so many that never happen, some that we find out about and others we never even learn of unless knowledge comes to those in Homeland Security etc.. But as long as Islam exists these attacks will exist and attempts will be made.

Thank you to all involved in stopping this attack and all the ones these subhuman Islamists had planned.

From their how to book of Islam:

Qur’an 8:12 “I shall terrorize the infidels.
So wound their bodies and incapacitate them
because they oppose Allah and His Apostle.”

Qur’an 8:57 “If you gain mastery over them in battle,
inflict such a defeat as would terrorize them,
so that they would learn a lesson and be warned.”

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Good Grief ~ Pelosi

I LOVE this look President Bush is throwing to Pelosi! LMAO

Pelosi threat to sue Bush over Iraq bill
The Hill .....for complete article

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is threatening to take President Bush to court if he issues a signing statement as a way of sidestepping a carefully crafted compromise Iraq war spending bill.

Pelosi recently told a group of liberal bloggers, “We can take the president to court” if he issues a signing statement, according to Kid Oakland, a blogger who covered Pelosi’s remarks for the liberal website
“The president has made excessive use of signing statements and Congress is considering ways to respond to this executive-branch overreaching,” a spokesman for Pelosi, Nadeam Elshami, said. “Whether through the oversight or appropriations process or by enacting new legislation, the Democratic Congress will challenge the president’s non-enforcement of the laws.”

Democrats floated other ideas during yesterday’s weekly caucus meeting. Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) suggested that the House consider a measure to rescind the 2002 authorization for the war in Iraq. Several senators and Democratic presidential candidates recently have proposed that idea.

“There was a ripple around the room” in support of the idea, said Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.).

In the 1970s, congressional Democrats tried to get the courts to force President Nixon to stop bombing in Cambodia. The courts ruled that dissident lawmakers could not sue solely to obtain outcomes they could not secure in Congress.

In order to hear an argument, a federal court would have to grant what is known as “standing,” meaning that lawmakers would have to show that Bush is willfully ignoring a bill Congress passed and that he signed into law.

The House would have to demonstrate what is called “injury in fact.” A court might accept the case if “it is clear that the legislature has exhausted its ability to do anything more,” a former general counsel to the House of Representatives, Stanley Brand, said.

Lawmakers have tried to sue presidents in the past for taking what they consider to be illegal military action, but courts have rejected such suits.

Wild Thing's comment......

I have never in my life been to or DU. No need to there is plenty of their BS online everywhere else for me to see. This Pelosi is a nut case along with the others. The one named Woosley really makes me furious that she is in any kind of leadership. She is a full fledged communist asshole.

Pelosi and company will fight this all the way to hell, caring nothing about our troops. With regard to her recent trip to Syria, she should be prosecuted under the Layton Act and the State Department should revoke her passport immediately. This loose cannon needs to be permanently de-wheeled, and tucked away in a well padded room.

Looking back and not so long ago.....from the Washington Times

“After calling herself “the most powerful woman in America,” Mrs. Pelosi flexed her right muscle like a weight lifter to much applause at an event yesterday titled a “women’s tea.” “All right, let’s hear it for the power,” she screamed.”

And get this I heard on Fox News....................OMG!

Nancy Pelosi announcing that she is passing a bill to have the CIA work on Global Warming as a threat. Global Freakin Warming !!!!!!!

With everything we are facing, with the FBI busting Jihadis TODAY in NJ, she wants the CIA to waste time on Global Warming.

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Who's Your Hero, YouTube?

Duncan Hunter asks the YouTube community for responses. The top 3 most compelling responses will be featured on his channel and he will call to talk to the winners about their hero and their ideas for the country.

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

Duncan Hunter's turn in Youtube's "Ask the Candidate" series has finally come. It lasts for one week apparently to send it in to him. This idea is great. I hope it’s publicized well so that plenty of people will participate.

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May 08, 2007

V-E Day Remembered

May 7, 1945: “Germany has surrendered unconditionally.”

This time the news was real. There had been two earlier reports; one was erroneous and the second officially premature.

On April 28, as the war continued in Europe, as Russian and American troops met on the River Elbe, there were rumours from San Francisco, the site of the conference leading to the founding of the United Nations.

The second report came on the morning of May 7, when there was a flash from The Associated Press saying Germany had surrendered.

The military surrender agreement for the German armed forces was signed at a schoolhouse in Rheims, France, at 2:41 a.m. local time on May 7, 1945, by Colonel General Gustav Jodl, chief of staff of the German army; Lt.-Gen. Walter Bedell Smith, chief of staff for the Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower; General Ivan Susloparov for Russia; and General Francois Sevez for France.

But there were no confirming bulletins from other news organizations – Allied headquarters had ordered the news withheld for 24 hours, even though German radio had announced the surrender.

Churchill went on the air, it was afternoon in the U.K.

In his speech, Mr Churchill said:

"We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing; but let us not forget for a moment the toil and efforts that lie ahead. Japan with all her treachery and greed, remains unsubdued.

"We must now devote all our strength and resources to the completion of our task, both at home and abroad. Advance Britannia."

He then declared “Victory in Europe Day,” soon shortened to VE-Day.

And President Truman.................

Broadcast to the American People Announcing the Surrender of Germany
May 8, 1945
[Delivered from the Radio Room at the White House at 9 a.m.]

THIS IS a solemn but a glorious hour. I only wish that Franklin D. Roosevelt had lived to witness this day. General Eisenhower informs me that the forces of Germany have surrendered to the United Nations. The flags of freedom fly over all Europe.

For this victory, we join in offering our thanks to the Providence which has guided and sustained
us through the dark days of adversity.

Our rejoicing is sobered and subdued by a supreme consciousness of the terrible price we have
paid to rid the world of Hitler and his evil band. Let us not forget, my fellow Americans, the
sorrow and the heartache which today abide in the homes of so many of our
neighbors-neighbors whose most priceless possession has been rendered as a sacrifice to
redeem our liberty.

We can repay the debt which we owe to our God, to our dead and to our children only by
work--by ceaseless devotion to the responsibilities which lie ahead of us. If I could give you a
single watchword for the coming months, that word is--work, work, and more work.

We must work to finish the war. Our victory is but half-won. The West is free, but the East is
still in bondage to the treacherous tyranny of the Japanese. When the last Japanese division has
surrendered unconditionally, then only will our fighting job be done.

We must work to bind up the wounds of a suffering world--to build an abiding peace, a peace
rooted in justice and in law. We can build such a peace only by hard, toilsome, painstaking
work--by understanding and working with our allies in peace as we have in war.

The job ahead is no less important, no less urgent, no less difficult than the task which now
happily is done.

I call upon every American to stick to his post until the last battle is won. Until that day, let no
man abandon his post or slacken his efforts. And now, I want to read to you my formal
proclamation of this occasion:

"A Proclamation--The Allied armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God's help, have
wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender. The western world has been freed of
the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives
of millions upon millions of free-born men. They have violated their churches, destroyed their
homes, corrupted their children, and murdered their loved ones. Our Armies of Liberation have
restored freedom to these suffering peoples, whose spirit and will the oppressors could never

"Much remains to be done. The victory won in the West must now be won in the East. The
whole world must be cleansed of the evil from which half the world has been freed. United, the
peace-loving nations have demonstrated in the West that their arms are stronger by far than the
might of the dictators or the tyranny of military cliques that once called us soft and weak. The
power of our peoples to defend themselves against all enemies will be proved in the Pacific war
as it has been proved in Europe.

"For the triumph of spirit and of arms which we have won, and for its promise to the peoples
everywhere who join us in the love of freedom, it is fitting that we, as a nation, give thanks to
Almighty God, who has strengthened us and given us the victory.

"Now, therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, do hereby
appoint Sunday, May 13, 1945, to be a day of prayer.

"I call upon the people of the United States, whatever their faith, to unite in offering joyful thanks
to God for the victory we have won, and to pray that He will support us to the end of our
present struggle and guide us into the ways of peace.

"I also call upon my countrymen to dedicate this day of prayer to the memory of those who have
given their lives to make possible our victory.

"In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of
America to be affixed."

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Antiwar Groups Use New Clout to Influence Democrats on Iraq

Antiwar Groups Use New Clout to Influence Democrats on Iraq


WASHINGTON, May 4 — Every morning, representatives from a cluster of antiwar groups gather for a conference call with Democratic leadership staff members in the House and the Senate.

Shortly after, in a cramped meeting room here, they convene for a call with organizers across the country. They hash out plans for rallies. They sketch out talking points for “rapid response” news conferences. They discuss polls they have conducted in several dozen crucial Congressional districts and states across the country.

Over the last four months, the Iraq deliberations in Congress have lurched from a purely symbolic resolution rebuking the president’s strategy to timetables for the withdrawal of American troops. Behind the scenes, an elaborate political operation, organized by a coalition of antiwar groups and fine-tuned to wrestle members of Congress into place one by one, has helped nudge the debate forward.

On Thursday, leaders of the liberal group, including Tom Matzzie, the group’s Washington director who also serves as the campaign manager for the coalition, sent a harshly worded warning to the Democratic leadership.

“In the past few days, we have seen what appear to be trial balloons signaling a significant weakening of the Democratic position,” the letter read. “On this, we want to be perfectly clear: if Democrats appear to capitulate to Bush — passing a bill without measures to end the war — the unity Democrats have enjoyed and Democratic leadership has so expertly built, will immediately disappear.”
The letter went on to say that if Democrats passed a bill “without a timeline and with all five months of funding,” they would essentially be endorsing a “war without end.” MoveOn, it said, “will move to a position of opposition.”

The antiwar coalition combines the online mobilization capabilities of MoveOn with the old-school political muscle of organized labor. They have been working in tandem with Democratic leadership in both the House and the Senate on a systematic strategy to unify Democrats, divide Republicans and isolate the president.

Many of the major players in Americans Against Escalation in Iraq earned their stripes not from sit-ins, marches and other acts of civil disobedience but as Democratic operatives on Capitol Hill and in political campaigns. The sophisticated political operation they have built is a testament to how far the antiwar movement has come since the Vietnam era.

“The principle under which we’ve been operating is more like a political campaign,” Mr. Matzzie said. “The central strategy is creating that toxic environment for people who want to continue this debacle.”

The discussion at the retreat mirrored that of planning meetings for traditional political campaigns, with presentations on polling, strategy and field operations.

The National Security Network, a collection of liberal-leaning military and foreign policy experts headed by Rand Beers, former national security adviser to the presidential campaign of Senator John Kerry, has deployed former generals and officials to persuade individual lawmakers.

After the president’s veto this week, the coalition organized 358 rallies and more than 20 news conferences across the country. Organizers had met with leadership staff members the week before to coordinate.

“The latest word from them is they are talking more and more about a short-leash option,” she said, referring to a plan in the House that would finance the war for only about three more months and require the administration to report back on progress being made by the Iraqi government. Congress would then vote again on the rest of the money requested by Mr. Bush.

Members of the Senate appear to be cool to the idea, but it has currency among some liberal advocates and members of the coalition.

Mr. Matzzie, of MoveOn, was clear about the stakes in the coming weeks, saying his group was only getting started. He emphasized that the next emergency spending bill must be one “to end the war.”

“This is act one of a three-act play,” he said. “Act two will be the summer. During the summer, our job is to create a firestorm of opposition.”

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

Amazing that this was in the NY Times, it is an excellent article of how the pressure is kept up on the Dems in power to stay on target with their agenda, and the agenda of Soros and all the America haters. They are much more then anti-war as they are called. They are anti-America, loath America and are bound and determined to destroy this great country.

They are well organized and as the article says ( see complete article) will destroy their own party if their demands are not met.

They are communist and socialist groups all joining together for one purpose.

"Every morning, representatives from a cluster of antiwar groups gather for a conference call with Democratic leadership staff members in the House and the Senate."

The Democrats have majority control of the congress and, ie, George Soros, has majority control over them. George Soros is leading the Coup d'état against President Bush and the USA.

Can this country survive fighting two wars, one at home and one away? I believe we can, but we need to stay sharp and vigilant and aware always. The left with all the smarts they have in knowing how to promote their agenda lack one thing and that is the reality in what they are dealing with in our enemy theirs and ours.....ISLAM. They are not showing the respect to the enemy in what IT can do to a person, and to a country. I will always respect my enemy for what he is capable of ie. Islam. Not a respect as in admiration, but in the dedication it has for it's goal. Our military is more powerful then any insurgents group, any terrorist cell on earth. But the enemies goal is embedded deep in their DNA from childhood and that is a force that cannot be scoffed at under any circumstances.

The Democrats turn their head at reality of the enemy, they just will not accept that fighting back keeps the enemy away as much as possible. Add into that factor their deep seeded hate for the right, for Bush especially and their greed for power and control over the American population. Perhaps the similarities in the left and Islam are too close keeping the left from seeing the true image in the mirror.

Soros would have been one of the first to jump out of a window on 9-11 probably pushing others aside to make his way out. He is a control freak and people like that seem to be the first to fall apart when they are faced with real confrontation like an attack. He is not a leader but an evil in human form paying for his own death march into hell and wanting to take others with him.

Years ago during the Clinton regime, I used to post on a forum about politics. One day one of the lefties admitted by mistake that he was being paid to post there. He told of being in a room with many others sitting at computers and being paid to post his support for Clinton and the propaganda ( my word) of the left. In his admission it was his ego that brought him out of the closet of what he did for a living. A LIVING a JOB paid for by the DNC.

They are more organized now then back then, we know this, the article is not huge news, but it is telling in how organized they are and to what extremes they are threatening to take if not listened to by the politicians on the hill in the Democrat party.

The expression they are Dead On Serious comes to mind with DEAD being the key word. God help us if they succeed in their goals, because it will end up to be a gift wrapped America to Islam.

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Hamas Uses Mickey Mouse Image To Teach Their Hate

Hamas steals Mickey Mouse image to teach hate and Islamic supremacy
The Hamas Television is using a clone of Disney’s Mickey Mouse to teach children to hate Israel and America, and aspire to Islam’s inevitable and impending world domination.

The squeaky-voiced Mickey Mouse lookalike, named Farfur, is the star of a weekly children’s program called Tomorrow’s Pioneers on the official Hamas TV station (Al-Aqsa TV). Farfur and his co-host, a young girl named Saraa’, teach children about such things as the importance of the daily prayers and drinking milk, while taking every opportunity to indoctrinate young viewers with teachings of Islamic supremacy, hatred of Israel and the US and support of "resistance" – the Palestinian euphemism for terror.

Farfur tells children that they must pray in the mosque five times a day until there is “world leadership under Islamic leadership.” The earnest and soft-spoken Saraa’ explains that the nucleus of this world Islamic leadership will be from “all of Palestine,” i.e., including Israel. Farfur refers to Israel as “the oppressive invading Zionist occupation,” which the children must "resist."

Using a character based on an appealing, world famous and beloved icon like Mickey Mouse to teach Islamic supremacy and resistance as Islamic duty is a powerful and effective way to indoctrinate children.

The effectiveness of this program is heightened by including child viewers, who phone in to the show and recite poems with images of hate and violence; for example, “We will destroy the chair of the despots, so they will taste the flame of death;” and, "Rafah sings ‘Oh, oh.’ Its answer is an AK-47. We who do not know fear, we are the predators of the forest."

To see the Video........Click here to see selections of Farfur – the Mickey Mouse clone

Also there are excerpts from three recent programs.....script only. One has to scroll down the page to see it.

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

I have to wonder why they would steal something that is so tied into American culture and consumerism? Couldn’t they make something up that isn’t so tied to the infidels?

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May 07, 2007

18,000 Mexicans Strip for Artist's Photo

Or it could be called..........18,000 Mexicans With Too Much Time On Their Hands

Thousands of naked people fill Mexico City's main Zocalo plaza during the massive naked photo session with U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick in the early hours of Sunday May 6, 2007. Associated Press photo by Claudio Cruz



More than 18,000 people stripped down and bared it all in Mexico City's vast main square Sunday for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick's biggest nude shoot yet.

Standing up to salute, crouching in fetal positions and lying prone on the tiles of the Zocalo plaza, the volunteers formed a sea of flesh that Tunick snapped from balconies and a small crane in the morning light.

"What a moment for the Mexican art scene!" Tunick said in a news conference. "I think all eyes are looking south from the United Sates to Mexico City to see how a country can be free and treat the naked body as art. Not as pornography or as a crime, but with happiness and caring."

The Brooklyn, N.Y., artist has become famous for photographing thousands of naked people in public settings worldwide, from London and Vienna to Buenos Aires and Buffalo.

But the Mexico City shoot dwarfed all others. Previously his best turnout had been 7,000 models in Barcelona in 2003.

"I just create shapes and forms with human bodies. It's an abstraction, it's a performance, it's an installation," Tunick said. "So I don't care how many people showed up. All I know is that I filled up my space."

The heart of this city since it was founded by the Aztecs in 1325, the Zocalo measures about 21,000 square yards — the size of five football fields.

For Tunick's first photo, the models stood upright and gave a military-like salute to their national flag. In another, they lay down to form a blanket of flesh around a naked man in a wheelchair. Between shots, they burst out into verses of Mexican folk songs such as "Cielito Lindo."

Public nudity is hardly a novelty in Mexico City, where protesters often march through the streets wearing only their underwear or nothing at all.

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

Somebody tell Tunick that artists have been treating the naked body as art for thousands of years. And I would not call this art, at least not the kind of naked art that think would be good. yuck!

I wonder how many of them ate bean burritos before the shoot. heh heh

Public nudity is hardly a novelty in Mexico City, where protesters often march through the streets wearing only their underwear or nothing at all

Now that IS scary to me, I really don't need to see the illegals here in America protesting naked on street corners......augh!

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From An Army Ranger About Iraq ~ To America

From an Army Rangers mouth about Iraq.......

That was one of the most intense and passionate exhortations I have ever heard.

This man has done 2 Tours in Iraq and as he speaks you hear him tell of how he is going back for a 3rd tour and how he feels about what the Dems have been trying to do.

It will be something that will stay with you for a very long time.

God bless this man, we owe him so much, I wish we could all thank him personally.

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Riots in Paris as Sarkozy Has Victory in France

Paris riots follow Sarkozy victory

Riot police fired tear gas at stone-throwing protesters gathered in central Paris today to demonstrate against the presidential election victory of right-winger Nicolas Sarkozy, an AFP journalist said.

The clashes took place on the Place de la Bastille where about 5,000 supporters of the defeated Socialist candidate Segolene Royal had gone to await the election results.

Up to 300 rioters, some of whom were masked, made running attacks on riot police who took up positions at the entrance to boulevards leading onto the square.

Earlier a small crowd of protesters, brandishing black and red anarchist flags, set fire to an effigy of Sarkozy in the square before tearing it limb from limb and then stamping on it.

Wild Thing's comment......

Typical socialist liberal reaction. Don’t like the vote, riot. Don’t like the law, ignore it. Don’t like the speech, ban it.

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May 06, 2007

Al-Qaida No. 2 Mocks American ' Failure' ~ More BS from A Terrorist

Al-Qaida No. 2 Mocks American 'Failure'

CAIRO, Egypt - A new video of al-Qaida's No. 2 leader released on Saturday mocks President Bush and U.S. legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, saying the bill would rob the group's fighters of the chance to kill more Americans.

Osama bin Laden's deputy Ayman al-Zawahri derided the new U.S.-backed Baghdad security plan, recounting an April 12 suicide bombing in Baghdad's heavily protected Green Zone when an attacker slipped through security and killed a Sunni legislator in the Iraqi parliament's cafeteria. An al-Qaida-led amalgam of Sunni insurgents in Iraq claimed responsibility.

Actual photo from Video

"And lest Bush worry, I congratulate him on the success of his security plan, and I invite him on the occasion for a glass of juice, but in the cafeteria of the Iraqi parliament in the middle of the Green Zone," al-Zawahri said.

The video was obtained Saturday by U.S.-based monitoring groups who released a transcript to media.

"This bill will deprive us of the opportunity to destroy the American forces which we have caught in a historic trap," al-Zawahri said, according to a transcript released by the monitoring group SITE. The bill is evidence of American "failure and frustration," he added.
"We ask Allah that they (U.S. troops) only get out of it after losing 200,000 to 300,000 killed, in order that we give the spillers of blood in Washington and Europe an unforgettable lesson," he said.

He made no mention of Bush vetoing the bill on Thursday _ an indication the video may have been made beforehand.

Al-Zawahri encouraged minorities around the world to join the holy war, or jihad.

"Al-Qaida is not merely for the benefit of Muslims," he said. "That's why I want blacks in America, people of color, American Indians, Hispanics, and all the weak and oppressed in North and South America, in Africa and Asia, and all over the world."
Al-Zawahri claimed al-Qaida fighters in Iraq were "nearing closer to victory over their enemy, despite this sectarian fighting" that has convulsed the country.

He discussed other topics as well in the 67-minute video, including fighting in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Algeria, and Somalia. He made references to Saudi Arabia, Egyptian constitutional changes meant to cement the government's hold on power, and the Pentagon's release of the confessions of al-Qaida No. 3, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed _ the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind who was captured in Pakistan in March 2003.

Saturday's video was the fifth message _ including posted video and audio tapes _ by al-Zawahri this year.

Wild Thing's comment......

Besides being a terrorist, this guy is the typical liar that Muslims have been taught to be. He is so full of it and himself. He can take his Allah the moon god and himself and put everything to do with his cult where the sun does not shine.

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" Sleeping With The Emeny"

New Immigration Rules Could Allow Foreign Terrorists to Live in U.S. as Refugees

Fox News....for complete article

WASHINGTON — Today's foreign terrorists could become tomorrow's U.S. refugees if the Bush administration gets its way.

The intent is to grant refugee status to rebels who have fought repressive governments or advanced U.S. foreign policy objectives, particularly in Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America.

But proposed changes to immigration rules also could cover U.S. enemies such as Al Qaeda members and fighters for Hamas and Hezbollah.

To some lawmakers, the revisions under consideration by the administration are too broad and potentially dangerous.

Officials say the changes are meant to reverse the unintended consequences of post-Sept. 11 restrictions that have kept thousands of otherwise eligible people from a haven in the United States.

The administration wants the authority to waive those restrictions so it has as much flexibility as possible in deciding who can and cannot enter the country.

Under current law, virtually all armed nongovernmental groups are classified as terrorist organizations and the U.S. is prohibited from accepting their members and combatants as refugees.

There is limited ability to grant waivers to supporters of those groups who can prove they were forced to provide assistance. But more than 10,000 people have been barred. That includes many from Burma, Laos and Vietnam, including some of whom fought alongside U.S. forces in Vietnam.

Last year, the government planned to accept 56,000 refugees; the actual number was 12,000 less, primarily due to the restrictions.

In addition, about 5,000 people already in the United States as refugees have been blocked from seeking U.S. citizenship because of the rules. Some 600 people asking for political asylum have had their cases put on hold.

"This has had a devastating impact on the admission of refugees and asylum seekers," said Jennifer Daskal, U.S. advocacy director for Human Rights Watch, which supports the proposed changes.

Amendments to the Immigration and Naturalization Act would permit the government to waive the rules for active members and fighters of terrorist groups on a case-by-case basis.

They would cover any foreigner who has engaged in terrorist activity, said Gonzalo Gallegos, a State Department spokesman.

"This amendment thus provides the executive branch with the authority to admit aliens who have engaged in armed action against oppressive regimes or in furtherance of U.S. foreign policy or both," he said.

Lawmakers, however, are skeptical of the need for such expansive changes.

"The provision in this bill would extend the waiver authority in current law to groups that are definitely not friends of the United States," said Republican Sen. John Kyl, who is leading an effort to revise the amendment.
"I do not think that there is a single member of this body who believes that any member of al-Qaida, Hamas or Hezbollah should ever be considered for admission to this country," he said.

Acting on behalf of a bipartisan group, Kyl in late March blocked the amendment from appearing in the Iraq war spending bill that President George W. Bush vetoed on Tuesday.

Kyl's office is working on wording that would cut out what he called the bill's "excesses."

A new version, giving the executive more limited waiver authority, could be ready as early as this week, according to aides.

The State Department and advocacy groups see no reason for concern, saying that members of Al Qaeda, Hamas or Hezbollah never would benefit.

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

Oh My God, ok I am not an alarmist but some things make sense and some things don't! And this has got to be one of the worst ideas to do something like this.

Sure let's let a few good ole boys come in as Refugees. They only want to be Americans and oh yes they also want to learn how to fly planes. But they are so sincere about being Refugees so they must be OK. Good giref!

"keeping one's enemies close," but this may be taking it a bit too far. put it mildly. How far can the American public, THAT CARES ABOUT AMERICA, be pushed by a utopian administration and Congress? Where does the line get drawn in the sand ?

Some quotes from over the recent years:

“Islam is a revolutionary faith that comes to destroy any government made by man. Islam doesn’t look for a nation to be in better condition than another nation. Islam doesn’t care about the land or who own the land.

The goal of Islam is to rule the entire world and submit all of mankind to the faith of Islam. Any nation or power in this world that tries to get in the way of that goal, Islam will fight and destroy.”

-Mawlana Abul Ala Mawdudi, founder of Pakistan’s fundamentalist movement

Do you remember this quote???? Osama bin Laden on one of his fatwas on al-Jazeera TV. On February 14, 2003 -- about six weeks before troops from the United States and Britain entered Iraq, bin Laden said: "The interests of Muslims and the interests of the socialists coincide in the war against the crusaders."

"We do not differentiate between those dressed in military uniforms and civilians; they are all targets in this fatwah."- Osama Bin Laden

" We are not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are fighting to eliminate you." - Hussein Massawi, former leader of Hezbollah

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Thoughts and Prayers for Those in Kansas

The Kansas Adjutant General's Department said it had confirmed reports of eight tornadoes touching down.

Vienna Janis, spokeswoman for Osborne County Emergency Management, said the twister hit around 6 p.m., ripping the roof off the Circle N restaurant and smashing windows in a Pizza Hut.

"It touched down and would then go back up and then touch down and go back up," Janis said.

The National Weather Service said it had received reports "well into the double digits" of twisters touching down in six southwest Kansas counties. Numerous tornadoes were reported from South Dakota south into Oklahoma as forecasters scrambled to keep issuing warnings.

The new storms forced rescuers to abandon search efforts Saturday in southwest Kansas, where crews had spent the day hurrying through the wreckage from Friday night's giant tornado. That twister left little standing in Greensburg beyond the local pub.

UPDATE in last few minutes ( 23:30 Saturday)..............

GREENSBURG, Kan. — A fresh wave of tornadoes ripped through southwest Kansas on Saturday evening, a day after a tornado destroyed this town, killing nine and injuring dozens more.

The National Weather Service said it had received reports "well into the double digits" of twisters touching down in six counties.

Among them were a series of half-mile wide "wedge" tornadoes — similar to the one that devastated Greensburg on Friday night, meteorologist Mike Umscheid said.

"We're going to expect quite a lot of damage," he said.

The twisters were reported just after emergency crews called off the search for more victims of Friday night's tornado.

Rescuers had spent the day hurrying through the wreckage from that giant tornado, which left little standing beyond the local pub.

City Administrator Steve Hewitt estimated 95 percent of the town of 1,500 was destroyed and predicted rescue efforts could take days as survivors could be trapped in basements and under rubble.

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

Prayers for all that have lost a loved one, have friends and familiy missing and injured. And praying too for those that physically are OK but have lost everything they have. This is so sad.

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May 05, 2007

Too Sexy For Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki

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

The female violinist should have gone and changed into a burka like this.
Below is the story of why.


Iranian Walks Out Of Dinner With Condi

Iran's foreign minister walked out of a dinner of diplomats where he was seated directly across from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on the pretext that the female violinist entertaining the gathering was dressed too revealingly.

"I don't know which woman he was afraid of, the woman in the red dress or the secretary of state," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Friday, regarding the actions of Iran's Manouchehr Mottaki.

Rice herself was questioned by reporters about the lack of a direct conversation with Mottaki, even though it appeared she was "chasing" him.

"Uh, well, you could ask him why he didn't make an effort," she replied. Then she laughed. "Look, I'm not given to chasing anyone."

So the face to face between Rice and Mottaki never happened, reports CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata. Instead, U.S. and Iranian delegations met at a lower, "expert" level, which while significant, is not a first.

"Our officials did, as they did in Baghdad, have an opportunity to exchange views about the substance of this meeting," Rice said.

The dinner episode Thursday night amid a major regional conference on Iraq perfectly revealed how hard it was to bring together the top diplomats of the two rival nations.

Going into the summit, the Iraqi government had hoped for a breakthrough meeting between Rice and Mottaki. Instead, their only direct contact was a wary exchange of pleasantries over lunch Thursday, punctuated by a wry, somewhat mysterious comment by Mottaki.

Mottaki walked out of the diplomats' dinner on the pretext that the female violinist entertaining the gathering was dressed too revealingly.

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Don't Abandon Us

Don't Abandon Us

By Hoshyar Zebari
Washington Post
Friday, May 4, 2007

The writer is foreign minister of Iraq

Last weekend a traffic jam several miles long snaked out of the Mansour district in western Baghdad. The delay stemmed not from a car bomb closing the road but from a queue to enter the city's central amusement park. The line became so long some families left their cars and walked to enjoy picnics, fairground rides and soccer, the Iraqi national obsession.

Across the city, restaurants are slowly filling and shops are reopening. The streets are busy. Iraqis are not cowering indoors. The appalling death tolls from suicide attacks are often high because of crowding at markets. These days you are as likely to hear complaints about traffic congestion as about the security situation. Across Baghdad there is a cacophony of sirens from ambulances, firefighters and police providing public services. You cannot even escape the curse of traffic wardens ticketing illegally parked cars.

These small but significant snippets of normality are overshadowed by acts of gross violence, which fuel the opinion of some that Iraq is in a downward spiral. The Iraqi people are indeed suffering tremendous hardships and making grave sacrifices -- but daily life goes on for 7 million Baghdadis struggling to take back their capital and country.

Today, at an international summit on the future of Iraq in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, my government will ask the international community to maintain its engagement in our country to help us achieve our goals of security and stability. We recognize that our request conflicts with a plethora of voices decrying the situation in Iraq and those in the British and American publics who seek an expeditious withdrawal from a war they claim is all but lost.

So why should the world remain engaged in Iraq?

There is no denying the difficulties Iraq faces, and no amount of good news can obscure the demons of terrorism and sectarianism that have risen in my country. But there is too much at stake to risk failure, and everything to gain by helping us protect our hard-won democratic achievements and emerge as a stable, self-sustaining country.

We remain determined in spite of our losses. Spectacular attacks may dominate foreign headlines, but they cannot change the reality that Iraq has made steady political, economic and social progress over the past four years. We continue to strengthen our nascent democratic institutions, pursue national reconciliation and expand Iraqi security forces. The Baghdad security plan was conceived to give us breathing space to expedite political and economic development by "securing and holding" neighborhoods across the capital. There is no quick fix, but there have been real results: Winning public confidence has led to a spike in intelligence, a disruption of terrorist networks and the capture of key leaders, as well as the discovery of weapons caches. In Anbar province, Sunni sheikhs and insurgents have turned against al-Qaeda and to the side of Iraqi security forces. This would have been unthinkable even six months ago.

Contrary to popular belief, most government ministries are located outside the Green Zone, and employees drive to work every day despite death threats and attacks on colleagues and families. We government ministers are always at risk of assassination. When a suicide bomber attacked parliament last month, the legislators sat in defiance in an extraordinary session the following day. I am particularly inspired by the commitment of the young diplomats in the Foreign Ministry, a diverse mix of Sunni, Shiite, Christian, Arab and Kurdish men and women who serve their country without subscribing to religious or sectarian divisions.

Iraqis are standing up every day, and we persevere because there is no other option. We will not surrender our country to terrorists. They have failed to cripple the elected government, and they have failed to intimidate us into submission. Iraqis reject their vision of a future whose hallmarks are bloodshed and hatred.

Those calling for withdrawal may think it is the least painful option, but its benefits would be short-lived. The fate of the region and the world is linked with ours. Leaving a broken Iraq in the Middle East would offer international terrorism a haven and ensure a legacy of chaos for future generations. Furthermore, the sacrifices of all the young men and women who stood up here would have been in vain.

Iraqis, for all our determination and courage, cannot succeed alone. We need a healthy and supportive regional environment. We will not allow our country to be a battleground for settling scores in regional and international conflicts that adversely affect stability inside our borders. Only with continued international commitment and deeper engagement from our neighbors can we establish a stable democratic, federal and united Iraq. The world should not abandon us.

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

An interesting article. I would add this is that the Iraq's need to do more and more on their own, they are I realize that and that is a BIG thanks to our awesome troops training them. But their hearts need to be in it and a courage to take a stand on their own too is needed.

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May 04, 2007

Evil Clinton's Got Away With This ~ Another Thing to Add To Their Crimes

Sorry had to delete the video
it was not working right.

Thank you

Hillary Clinton 1984 in 2008: The Big Lie That Won Her Election to the Senate

This is a very interesting documentary trailer that exposes the lies Hillary made to the voters and her opponent through the Washington Post and to the FEC in 2000 about who her largest contributor was, ( Spider Man creator Stan Lee's partner Peter F. Paul) how much he gave and why he gave more then $1 million to her so he could have Bill Clinton work with his public company, Stan Lee Media, when Clinton left the White House.

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

Nothing will ever surprise me about either of the Clinton's. In this video the Clinton's Travelgate is mentioned and other things as well. TravelGate was one of the gates that really ticked me off, they destroyed lives, but then they always did and will continue to do so.

The Clinton's are pure evil, criminals,traitors, treasonous, dead bodies strewn along their path to power, and when I saw how they got away with every crime they committed it was the first time in my life that I knew that the America I had known and loved so much was truly doomed as I knew it. And that feeling has never changed. I pray with all my heart it does. I pray the good guys take America back and that people like the Clinton's and their ilk will one day be punished for their many crimes.

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We Win They Lose Petition

When it came to defeating the Soviets, Ronald Reagan made it simple: "We win, they lose." Now more than ever, the defeatists in Congress must hear that same message. America will never surrender.

If you would like this is what the Petition says:

To: Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House
Harry Reid, U.S. Senate Democrat Leader

Congress has passed and President Bush has vetoed H.R. 1591, the Iraq Surrender Act of 2007.

This legislation, which you worked to pass, sets a timetable for surrender. It pulls the rug out from under our troops. That is shameful and wrong.

Your actions have already emboldened the enemy. Violent jihadists now know that the elected leadership of Congress would undermine the troops by holding their funding hostage to demands for surrender.

This Congress would bring us back to the dark days of the 1970s, when the world doubted our staying power. Except only much worse. Withdraw in April 2008, and on May 1, Iraq becomes an unchecked den of terrorism at the heart of the Middle East -- a new base for the same people that struck our homeland on September 11th.

I stand with our troops. I stand for victory. I support the President's veto and will urge my representatives to vote to sustain it.

There can be one and only one outcome in Iraq: We win, they lose.

Please go to their website HERE.

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May 03, 2007

Bush Signs Veto With Pen From Father of Marine Killed In Iraq

Marine's father gives Bush pen, support
Washington Times

It was just a regular, black-inked ballpoint pen that President Bush used to sign his veto yesterday, instead of his usual personalized Cross pen.

The pen was a gift from the father of a U.S. Marine killed in Iraq, who asked Mr. Bush last month to use it when he vetoed a timeline for withdrawal from Iraq.

Robert Derga, of Uniontown, Ohio, gave Mr. Bush the pen after an April 16 speech by the president at the White House.

Mr. Bush invited a number of "Gold Star Families" -- families who have lost a U.S. military member in Iraq -- to the speech, and met with them afterwards in the Oval Office. Mr. Derga, 53, had brought the pen with him. It was the pen he had used to write letters to his son, Marine Cpl. Dustin A. Derga.

"It was just a common run of the mill ... I don't even remember the brand name," Mr. Derga said, in a phone interview last night. "It was just a $2 pen. Nothing special."

Mr. Bush met with the Dergas and other families for about 45 minutes, and spoke directly with each family.

"I looked the president square in the eye," Mr. Derga said. "I looked at him and said, 'Mr. President, if this Iraq supplemental comes down to a veto I want you to use my pen to do it."

Mr. Bush "kind of looked at me funny for a moment and then said, 'Absolutely,' and then handed the pen to his assistant," Mr. Derga said.

"He assured me he would use it," Mr. Derga said.

Dustin was killed in Iraq on May 8, 2005, while leading house-to-house searches in Ubaydi, Iraq. He was 24. Dustin was the first Marine killed in Lima Company, with the Marine Force Reserve's 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, out of Columbus, Ohio.

But Lima Company, a group of 160 reservists, suffered the highest casualty rate of any company so far in the Iraq war. They lost 23 Marines during their seven-month deployment in 2005.

Yesterday afternoon, Mr. Derga was shutting off his computer at work, around 5:30, when he received a call from Jared Weinstein, Mr. Bush's personal aide.

Mr. Weinstein was calling "to tell me that the president had signed the veto with my pen."

"They wanted to again give their heartfelt condolences on our loss of Dustin," Mr. Derga said. "I was pretty blown away is one way of putting it. I couldn't believe he actually did it."

Mr. Derga, a manager for Diebold, Inc., said that it was gratifying to be able to show his support for Mr. Bush and for the war, even if it has not always been easy to support the U.S. mission in Iraq.

"It's been painful for this nation and me personally but I still feel strongly about getting the job done over there and getting it done right," said Mr. Derga. "It meant a lot to us that we were able to make our position known, that we continue to support him."

But Mr. Derga said he is frustrated that many Americans do not believe Iraq is part of the U.S. fight against terrorism.

"I really feel strongly that this nation needs to wake up and understand what's at risk here and what's in the balance," he said.

As for Dustin, his son, Mr. Derga visits his grave in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, about two hours away, every few weeks, he said.

"He had a wonderful smile and a great dimple. He was a great kid. He loved to play baseball. He just loved working with his hands. And he was always interested in military service and public service," Mr. Derga said.

Dustin was a volunteer firefighter and steel worker. He was working toward a degree in EMS and fire science from Columbus State University.

"Probably his smile I miss more than anything," Mr. Derga said. "I think about him every day. I know I'll see him again, so it's just a matter of time."

Mr. Derga said that about 80 percent of the other Gold Star Families he knows agree with the president's decision to send more troops to Iraq to try to stabilize the country.

"We have given the ultimate sacrifice in terms of our sons, and if we can still stand in the trenches with the president and support him, why can't the rest of the nation do it?" Mr. Derga said.

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

This Father is an awesome man and so was his son. Thank you President Bush for doing this and thank you for the Veto.

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
White House
May 2, 2007
Finally, this legislation is unconstitutional because it purports to direct the conduct of the operations of the war in a way that infringes upon the powers vested in the Presidency by the Constitution, including as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. For these reasons, I must veto this bill.

“Good evening. Twelve weeks ago, I asked the Congress to pass an emergency war spending bill that would provide our brave men and women in uniform with the funds and flexibility they need. Instead, members of the House and the Senate passed a bill that substitutes the opinions of politicians for the judgment of our military commanders. So a few minutes ago, I vetoed this bill.”

May 1, 2007.

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Republican Debate Tonight

The first Republican presidential primary debate for this next Presidential election will air tonight. This first debate for Republicans will be on MSNBC, and the next one on May 15th will be on Fox News Channel.

NBC's Brian Williams and MSNBC's Chris Matthews will moderate the debate. Nancy Reagan is supposed to be there.

The Ronald Reagan Library announced that Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Tom Tancredo and Tommy Thompson are all confirmed to attend the Library’s debate on May 3rd.

The debate will take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, and will air live on MSNBC from 8:00 to 9:30 pm (ET)

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

I can't stand Chris Matthews so I will be busy yelling at him I can promise you that. He is absolutely horrible.

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Bush Addressed The CENTCOM Coalition Conference At MacDill

President Bush shakes hands with head of the U.S. Central command, Navy Admiral William J. Fallon before a speech to coalition forces.

On Tuesday, President Bush Addressed The CENTCOM Coalition Conference At MacDill Air Force Base In Tampa, Florida.

America is joined in the fight against terrorists by more than 90 nations, including every country represented in the CENTCOM Coalition. The work of these countries has helped liberate millions of people, has kept brutal enemies on the defensive, and has helped keep millions of our citizens safe.

The Video may be viewed here of Bush speaking to the CENTCOM Coalition.

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

It is an excellent speech.

It has now been 85 days since President Bush requested that Congress pass emergency funds for our troops.

President Bush vetoed the UNCONSTITUTIONAL pork filled monstrosity of an excuse for an emergency funding bill for our beloved troops.

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Democrats Aided by Soros Want To Silence Opposition!

Liberal totalitarianism
InsightMag.Com......... for complete article

Democrats are attempting to muzzle conservative talk radio: they are assaulting free speech. Like the communists in the former Soviet Union, America’s liberals seek to crush dissent by consolidating control over the media—especially talk radio, which has emerged as the dominant medium for conservative opinion.

Allies close to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are promoting legislation, which if passed, will take off the air prominent conservative radio hosts such as Michael Savage, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly—along with thousands of smaller conservative broadcasters.

The bill, entitled the "Media Ownership Reform Act," is sponsored by Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a leftist Democrat from New York. The legislation aims to revive the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” of the 1940’s: “all views” are to be given equal time on radio. In particular, the Federal Communications Commission would have the power to oversee and change radio and television content. The goal is to tilt the ideological balance of power away from the right on the nation’s air waves.

The real force behind the effort to censor conservative talk radio is the progressive–philanthropist, George Soros. The radical leftist billionaire has made no secret of his hatred for conservatives.

He says President Bush has transformed America into a militaristic, “fascist” empire. Moreover, Soros champions many of liberalism’s chic causes: abortion on demand, legalization of drugs, homosexual marriage, euthanasia, unlimited Third World immigration, open borders, and one-world government anchored in the United Nations. He advocates all the issues that are anathema to popular radio talk-show hosts like Savage, Limbaugh and Hannity. Hence, he wants these commentators to be exiled to the political wilderness.

At a recent National Conference for Media Reform, sponsored by Free Press, a Massachusetts-based group heavily subsidized by Soros, Hinchey laid bare his plan to silence conservative voices on television and radio. The anti-war McGovernite attacked Savage, Limbaugh and other conservative radio hosts, saying they were “responsible” for leading the U.S. into the Iraq war, as well as for preparing the ground for future military invasions of Iran and Syria. According to Hinchey, these men pose a “threat” to American national security. Hence, under his bill, they would be fired.

"All of that stuff will end," Hinchey said.

In the Senate, the legislation is being supported by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. A self-styled “social democrat,” Sanders is forming a media caucus with the explicit goal of ending conservative hegemony on talk radio.

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

The bill, known as the “Media Ownership Reform Act” first introduced in July of 2005 by Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) is also being co-sponsored by fellow National Socialists:

If passed I would think this legislation will return to bite the ‘Rats and their America-hating affiliates right on the tail - because it means that all of the left-wing programs on PBS, NPR, etc., will be required BY LAW to provide conservative balance. The only problem is the alphabet networks, the major newspapers, the weekly rag-mags, NPR, PBS, etc. will never admit they’re totally left wing.

Any liberal stupid enough to demand equal time with El Rushbo will not only have their ass handed to them, they might end up becoming an apostate to the liberal cause. Of course the preferred result is to see this communist-inspired legislation from a communistic member of Congress strangled in it’s crib.

Co-sponsors of this bill (Traitors to the 1st Amendment all):

Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR)
Bob Filner (D-CA)
Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL)
Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Jim McDermott (D-WA)
James P. Moran (D-VA)
Major R. Owens (D-NY)
Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
Janice Schakowsky (D-IL)
Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY)
Hilda A. Solis (D-CA)
Fortney (Pete) Stark (D-CA)
Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Diane E. Watson (D-CA)
Lynn C. Woolsey (D-CA)

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May 02, 2007

Sadr Fan of Democrats Cowardice

Leave Iraq, Sadr tells "Antichrist" Bush
BAGHDAD (Reuters)

The powerful Iraqi cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr called President George W. Bush the Antichrist on Saturday and urged him to heed calls by the opposition Democrats to withdraw from the chaos of Iraq.

In fresh violence on Saturday, 14 people were killed and 39 others were wounded in a suicide car bombing in the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala south of Baghdad, a hospital said. A Reuters witness said he saw tens of casualties.

Sadr, whose ministers quit Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government this month, renewed his demand for a U.S. pullout a day after Bush pledged to veto legislation that would require U.S. troops to begin leaving Iraq by October 1.

Calling Bush "the greatest evil," Sadr said in a letter read out by a Sadrist MP in parliament that an eventual U.S. pullout would be a "victory for the Iraqi people."

"Here are the Democrats demanding that you withdraw at least with a timetable and you are stubborn against them," said Sadr, whose Mehdi Army militia fought two uprisings against U.S. forces in 2004.
"You are like the one-eyed Antichrist. You look with one eye and refuse to look with the other," he told Bush.

Maliki, under pressure from his Washington supporters to pass key power-sharing agreements to reconcile Iraq's warring communities, met a Democrat-led Congressional delegation in Baghdad on Saturday.

A statement from Maliki's office quoted him as telling the delegation that his government is committed "to building its armed forces and taking over the security portfolio all over Iraq in the quickest time."

Bush has refused to set any timetable for a withdrawal, calling it a "surrender date." More than 3,300 U.S. troops have been killed in the increasingly unpopular war since the invasion in 2003.

Defying the veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Congress this week approved a $124 billion war spending measure that would require U.S. combat troops to leave by March 31, 2008.

They have promised to send the bill to the White House on Tuesday, the fourth anniversary of Bush declaring aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln: "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended" after Saddam Hussein was ousted in 2003. The aircraft carrier was decorated with a large "Mission Accomplished" banner.

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

But, this stuff is PRICELESS for the conservative movement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Imagine TV and video ads and You Tube movements using conservative film and video buffs inundating and saturating the airwaves with: ""This is what the enemies of America are saying," and, "this is what the Democrats are there any difference?"" type of stuff.

I would just love that to happen. heh heh

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Joe Biden on Iraq bill: "We're going to shove it down his throat."

Joe Biden, picked up by C-Span answering a man's question at Jim Clyburn's fish fry April 27 in Columbia, S.C.

Biden is asked what he'll do when Bush, as is expected, vetoes the Iraq funding bill.

First, he talks about his son, and the equipment soldiers need -- "The idea that we're not building new Humvees with the V-shaped things is just crap. Kids are dying that don't have to die."

And: "Second thing is, we're going to shove it down his throat."

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

If we could harness all the gas and hot air that comes out of Biden's mouth, we’d solve the so called energy crises!
He always has to be smart alecky! I guess he thinks he is cool or something. Grow up Biden. You’re days with any power are over. President? Yeeshhh, in your dreams smart mouth. In your dreams.

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Top Hamas official: Kill all Americans

Top Hamas official: Kill all Americans
The Jerusalem Post

Sheik Ahmad Bahr, acting Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, declared during a Friday sermon at a Sudan mosque that America and Israel will be annihilated and called upon Allah to kill Jews and Americans "to the very Last One".

Following are excerpts from the sermon that took place last month, courtesy of MEMRI.

Ahmad Bahr began: "You will be victorious" on the face of this planet. You are the masters of the world on the face of this planet. Yes, [the Koran says that] "you will be victorious," but only "if you are believers."
Allah willing, "you will be victorious," while America and Israel will be annihilated. I guarantee you that the power of belief and faith is greater than the power of America and Israel. They are cowards, who are eager for life, while we are eager for death for the sake of Allah. That is why America's nose was rubbed in the mud in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Somalia, and everywhere."
Bahr continued and said that "America will be annihilated, while Islam will remain."
The Muslims "will be victorious, if you are believers." Oh Muslims, I guarantee you that the power of Allah is greater than America, by whom many are blinded today. Some people are blinded by the power of America. We say to them that with the might of Allah, with the might of His Messenger, and with the power of Allah, we are stronger than America and Israel.

The Hamas spokesperson concluded with a prayer, saying:

"Oh Allah, vanquish the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them all, down to the very last one. Oh Allah, show them a day of darkness. Oh Allah, who sent down His Book, the mover of the clouds, who defeated the enemies of the Prophet defeat the Jews and the Americans, and bring us victory over them."

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

called upon Allah to kill Jews and Americans "to the very Last One"

Well,that's just mean-spirited. Bring it on, raghead!

Oh Allah, vanquish the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them all..

Umm...Allah is not listening. He is kinda busy downing a ham sammich with a glass of whiskey.

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May 01, 2007

Pelosi Terror Tour 2007 Continues

Washington Prowler

Word out of the House Democrat leadership is that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is not only having her staff make plans for a trip to Venezuela to meet there with dictator Hugo Chavez, she has also asked staff to apply for a visa to travel to Tehran.

"She is getting bad advice from people back home in San Francisco," says a leadership aide, who is working for one Pelosi's colleagues. "She is not getting it from members of her leadership team. That's all anyone here is willing to say."

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

Well I guess the next thing will be she will add Cuba and North Korea to her circuit - then, she’d pretty much have met with every anti-American despot on the planet.

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In Country With Our Troops

"If we lose freedom here [in America], there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."
- President Ronald Reagan
October 27, 1984

Thank you to our Veterans and our troops today for the freedoms we enjoy! - Wild Thing


Honor, Courage, Commitment. USMC

Iraq War: The Soldiers

Infantry team leader, Sgt. Jesse Aguilera, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, searches a vehicle during a raid on a possible insurgent%u2019s home April 22, in Mosul, Iraq. Aguilera and the rest of Company A, control the Coalition Forces operations on the west side of the second largest city in Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Bradley J. Clark, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

MOSUL, Iraq — Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, are on the frontlines everyday in Mosul, Iraq, and have a mixture of emotions on the varied experiences in the second largest city in the country.

“We are the first ones out after something happens,” said Riverside, Calif., native, Pfc. Bryan Quintana, infantryman, 1st Platoon. “We cover the whole west side of town.”

The company has a wide variety of missions they perform. From escort missions to acting as a quick-reaction force, the Soldiers are always ready to perform.

“Our whole company gets ready to roll whenever something happens outside the wire,” said Glendale, Ariz., native, Sgt. Jesse Aguilera, team leader, 1st Platoon. “We do everything from securing and searching targets to delivering camera equipment to local media outlets.”

Despite the challenges and risks, Company A gets reminded why they are here every day and say they still feel safe out there because of the assets available to them.

“The thing that makes me feel safe is when I hear the air support over head,” said Aguilera. “I know when we get pinned down, I can look up and hear those rockets and know the insurgents are going to pay for their damages.”

Despite the recent news of the unit extensions, the Company A Soldiers maintained focused and positive as they continue their mission.

“We expected it to happen,” said Columbus, Ohio, native, Pfc. William Stockton, infantryman. “Instead of looking at the negative, you have to look at the positive — it gives us more time to prepare the Iraqis and allows us to be more effective.”

The Soldiers from Company A, 2-7 Cav., have a great pride in the job they are doing here and in their division heritage.

“We are out here every day doing our jobs,” said Stockton. “We’re not losing; we’re living the legend.”

An 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron aircrew works with Army personnel in Afghanistan to rig a C-17 for an airdrop mission in February. The squadron has seen an increase in airdop missions during its rotation. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erik Hofmeyer.

Bringing the bombs, beans and bullets to the warfighter" is how Capt. Aaron Oelrich described the mission of the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron while on his way to fly an airlift mission into Iraq.

And "bring it" they do, to the tune of about one million pounds of cargo daily.

The 816th EAS, a 379th Air Expeditionary Wing tenant unit, is approaching the end of its four-month rotation after directly supporting and sustaining ground combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan since Dec. 31. The C-17s provide theater logistical options for CENTCOM leadership through the airlifting and airdropping of personnel and supplies, and the expedited evacuation of wounded servicemembers.

As of April 24, squadron aircrews have flown 3,578 sorties equating to 6,167 flying hours, 120.8 million pounds of cargo and 111,549 passengers in and out of the area of responsibility. Also, the squadron has seen an increase in combat airdrop and dirt landing strip missions.

"All we need is 3,500 feet of runway, only 90-feet wide, which isn't much more than a C-130," said Lt. Col. William Anderson, 816th EAS commander. "We can get into some austere locations."

The squadron regularly travels into 13 locations in Iraq and several others for specific missions. The same goes for Afghanistan, where the squadron goes into eight locations, plus several other semi-prepared runway locations.

Also, forces on the ground don't need to go outside of secured drop zones to gather equipment, thereby reducing their exposure to enemy fire.

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