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January 31, 2008

The Human Car ~ Gore Must Be Pleased

The Human Car has the power to revolutionize transport

The Human Car launched on April 22rd 2008 (Earthday) in South Menlo Park, Ca. This bi-directional human power interface harnesses all the large muscle groups of up to 4 people allowing users to easily cruise at speeds of up to 20 mph (45 mph with power assist). The machine offers a viable (preferable) alternative to the car in a wide range of scenarios.

A prototype vehicle (aka The Trouble Maker) can be seen on YouTube. This vehicle has been taken up to 80 mph on downhills. As well as cooperative power drive, coordinated leaning from the front is required to steer the vehicle. There are currently 4 pre-production prototypes of The Imagine, the next generation of HumanCar. This includes features such as: a exoskeletal safety cage and chassis that has been tested at up to 100 mph on salt flats; duel electric motors and variable human power input. It will also carry regular vehicle extras like a radio a trunk and wi-fi. It will retail at $15,000.

The HumanCar started life as a flash of inspiration in the mind of Charles Samuel Greenwood, an engineer and drag racer in the late sixties. The project has been passed down a generation to Charles’ son Chuck. Chuck has been making the most of the Silicon Valley’s explosion of clean-tech resources.

He is a member of the Green Technology Alliance and part of the Green Alley Project, which is taking over defunct car dealerships in South Melno and turning them into green-tech showrooms (including for the Tesla and Zap cars). His passion has made the HumanCar a reality and he clearly believes the machine has more to offer then simple transportation; test drivers regularly come back with their friends the following day, desperate for another ride. By all accounts the act of moving the vehicle together is a powerfully unifying and life affirming activity.

We have highlighted the multiple benefits of human powered transport before. The ubiquity of cheap energy from trapped sunlight, captured by prehistoric plants and now distilled into gas, has retarded the evolution of human powered transportation devices.

Our mass dependence on this cheap energy has profoundly changed the landscapes in which we live (urban sprawl, congested cities and out of town shopping malls) as well as the landscapes of our bodies. Rising gas prices (and the threat of peak oil), environmental damage (including global warming), new urbanism and health concerns now present a real opportunity to go back to the drawing board to explore new ways of getting around using human power.

The bicycle remains a triumph of human ingenuity and a supremely efficient way of moving from a to b. However, there are drawbacks for the cyclist, you are alone and vulnerable on your bike and when it rains… you get wet! The HumanCar changes all that by offering communal pulling power and a roof. In the future we may return to walkable communities in which we can shop, work and live without the need for machine transportation.

Until this time the HumanCar offers a great solution, allowing us to travel on existing road infrastructure without emitting green house gasses and with a range of personal benefits, from exercising the heart to putting an enormous smile on your face. Something tells me that even if we construct walkable eco-communities we will keep the HumanCars not for efficiency… just because they are fun.

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

Yabba-Dabba-No-Frigging-Way! It reminds me of those old see-saw, hand pump railroad cars in Buster Keaton type movies.

I love my bicycle and ride it a lot, but I wonder how they get car up a hill. LOL

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:55 AM | Comments (25)

Anti-Military and Anti-American City of Berkeley Council Tells Marines To Leave

Berkeley council tells Marines to leave

contra costa times

Hey-hey, ho-ho, the Marines in Berkeley have got to go.

That's the message from the Berkeley City Council, which voted 8-1 Tuesday night to tell the U.S. Marines that its Shattuck Avenue recruiting station "is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders."

In addition, the council voted to explore enforcing its law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation against the Marines because of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. And it officially encouraged the women's peace group Code Pink to impede the work of the Marines in the city by protesting in front of the station.

In a separate item, the council voted 8-1 to give Code Pink a designated parking space in front of the recruiting station once a week for six months and a free sound permit for protesting once a week from noon to 4 p.m.

Councilman Gordon Wozniak opposed both items.

The Marines have been in Berkeley for a little more than a year, having moved from Alameda in December of 2006. For about the past four months, Code Pink has been protesting in front of the station.

"I believe in the Code Pink cause. The Marines don't belong here, they shouldn't have come here, and they should leave," said Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates after votes were cast.

A Marines representative did not respond to requests for comment.

The resolution telling the Marines they are unwelcome and directing the city attorney to explore issues of sexual orientation discrimination was brought to the council by the city's Peace and Justice commission.
The recommendation to give Code Pink a parking space for protesting and a free sound permit was brought by council members Linda Maio and Max Anderson.

Code Pink on Wednesday started circulating petitions to put a measure on the November ballot in Berkeley that would make it more difficult to open military recruiting offices near homes, parks, schools, churches libraries or health clinics. The group needs 5,000 signatures to make the ballot.

Even though the council items passed, not everyone is happy with the work of Code Pink. Some employees and owners of businesses near the Marines office have had enough of the group and its protests.

"My husband's business is right upstairs, and this (protesting) is bordering on harassment," Dori Schmidt told the council. "I hope this stops."

An employee of a nearby business who asked not to be identified said Wednesday the elderly Code Pink protesters are aggressive, take up parking spaces, block the sidewalk with their yoga moves, smoke in the doorways, and are noisy.

"Most of the people around here think they're a joke," the woman said.

Wozniak said he was opposed to giving Code Pink a parking space because it favors free speech rights of one group over another.

"There's a line between protesting and harassing, and that concerns me," Wozniak said. "It looks like we are showing favoritism. We have to respect the other side, and not abuse their rights. This is not good policy."

Ninety-year-old Fran Rachel, a Code Pink protester who spoke at the council meeting, said the group's request for a parking space and noise permit was especially important because the Marines are recruiting soldiers who may die in an unjust war.

"This is very serious," Rachel said. "This isn't a game; it's mass murder. There's a sickness of silence of people not speaking out against the war. We have to do this."

Anderson, a former Marine who said he was "drummed out" of the corps when he took a stand against the Vietnam War, said he'd love to see the Marines high tale it out of town.

"We are confronted with an organization that can spend billions of dollars on propaganda," Anderson said. "This is not Okinawa here; we're involved in a naked act of aggression. If we can provide a space for ordinary people to express themselves against this kind of barbarity, then we should be doing it."

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

I wish the Marines would get orders to clear the area of rebels. Oh YEAH! I believe that we need to give the Marine Corps very specific orders regarding Berkley. “Secure the city.” They will know what to do, and I do not mean securing a 20 year lease.

Bastardly, traitorous, leftists. They are not worthy to tie the bootlaces of these Marines who defend their freedom to act in such an atrocious way. My contempt for these Berkley bastards is so strong.

Berkeley needs to be beaten at its own game. Someone needs to buy up property near or next to the Marine Recruiting Station and offer it to the Army, Navy and Air Force for recruiting offices also.

This is the ONLY COUCIL MEMBER that stood up for the Marines:

Wozniak, Gordon
Phone: (510) 981-7180
Fax: (510) 981-7188

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:47 AM | Comments (29)

Madeleine Albright At Hillary's SF Campaign Headquarters

Madeleine Albright visiting Hillary's SF campaign headquarters

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright walked through the door of the San Francisco campaign headquarters, and made a beeline to the tables of phone bankers. Secretary Albright thanked all the volunteers in the office, posed for photos and shared praises for Senator Hillary Clinton. Secretary Albright listened to the volunteers' concerns on diplomatic issues.

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

Bill and Hillary are really stuck in their past. Madeline Albright was also on stage with them ( photo op) after one of the primaries.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:40 AM | Comments (15)

January 30, 2008

Sometimes Deciding Is not Easy

This is my take on McCain and Romney and why Romney is the one I will vote for in November.

Sen. John McCain
There is no way I can vote for McCain, my first issue with him is what he did blocking the release of classified POW/MIA documents from the Vietnam War. I want him to burn in hell for what he did. Men left behind and he could have done something about it. He is vile and horrible.

To read about McCain and Senate Select Committee on POW and MIA
Go Here:

My other huge issue about McCain is his in our face demand about his Amnesty for illegal's. I can feel his lies about building the fence, he is just saying that to try and appease we conservatives and even the few dems that are against it as well. He wants the illegal’s here and won't even be honest enough to use the word Amnesty just like Romney has pointed out several times how McCain is not being honest about this.

Add in to these above things all the other things McCain has done and NOT done. And the 'my friend' term every time he feels he might be stepping on toes or to do what calm his own temper down or something? hmmmm odd and I get sick of hearing it.

Mitt Romney
Former Independent then changed to Republican. Had the guts to run for office in the liberal State of Massachusetts. He has also been coming around to conservative views, slowly yes but at least there is hope there unlike the others. Much like Reagan did when he switched from a Democrat to a Republican. They can see the light sometimes and there is a ray of hope that Romney has and will continue to.

There are more positives about him then the others. And I am trying to be realistic too about him.

We all know how we loved Reagan and he did Amnesty which ticked me off, but then he said he made a mistake doing it. I admire Reagan for admitting his mistake, something Bush will never do nor McCain either.

When Romney has talked about change and vision, he's actually been specific in what he wants to do. Unlike others that just use the word change like lingo letting the audience put in their own desires of what is meant by their saying "change".

I realize wanting the perfect conservative “candidate" is just not possible. I guess there are a lot of reasons, and most of them come down to a much weakened RNC and GOP. A party that has caved in to PC and rino's over the years, backing rino's instead of conservatives when they run for the same office against a Democrat. It happened here in Florida with a few of the candidates when we got stuck with rino Crist, Mel Martinez ( a total jerk) and others. And Crist is not a popular Governor, so his support in Florida for McCain is not that big a deal to conservatives. But it worked for the half hearted ones I suppose to throw their vote to McCain. Lord knows!

I read this as well that was interesting......

Re: The Federalist Society:

“...the Federalist Society, the expanding network of conservative lawyers who over the past quarter-century have played a leading role in reshaping the nation’s judiciary and setting high-level Republican administration policy."

But as the Federalists have grown, they haven’t been immune to internal fissures. Federalists have key figures in both the Romney and Thompson campaigns who believe their candidate is a more worthy vessel for their legal philosophies. And they say they haven’t had to make the sort of compromise that Giuliani’s conservative supporters have.

David McIntosh, a former Indiana GOP congressman and gubernatorial candidate, is vice chairman of the Federalist Society, and he’s a domestic policy adviser to Thompson. Douglas Kmiec, another high-ranking official in the Reagan Justice Department, has gone with Romney, whom he calls “authentic.”

Back in 1980 conservatives thought Reagan was a disastrous choice to face incumbent Jimmy Carter in November. After all, Reagan used to be a Democrat, one of those "Hollywood liberals" in fact, who not only admired Franklin Roosevelt but supported the New Deal and all the other big-government programs that FDR put into place. He would have been called a rino for sure if he was running today.

Then we have the divorce with Reagan's first wife. Many conservatives at the time called Reagan's morality into question. Now divorce in 2008 might not be such a big deal but in 1980, it was still something to be ashamed about, especially if you were running for President of the United States. In fact, even to this day, Ronald Reagan is the only U.S. president to ever have been divorced.

Now that was the atmosphere in which Ronald Reagan sought the GOP nomination back in 1980. When it looked like Reagan was the front-runner, the Republican establishment was in a panic. Many of them got behind a certain George H.W. Bush and in the Iowa caucus, Reagan got, well, bushwhacked.

Republicans urged Ronald Reagan to drop out after the Iowa loss but Reagan pulled himself off the mat and started racking up victory after victory.

But the GOP was still worried they were nominating the wrong man to go up against Carter. One of the GOP candidates (John Anderson) was so convinced that Reagan couldn't beat Carter that he decided to run an insurgent Independent campaign of his own. And suddenly he was polling 25% and Reagan was in danger of having his base eroded.

Reagan achieved wealth and success outside of politics.

Reagan earned his political stripes by getting elected governor of a large state that normally goes Democratic. A very liberal State.

Reagan was hated by other politicians. Reagan was his own man. He didn't owe anybody anything. Reagan, didn’t even need politics.

You could go back to January of 1980, and say try telling the conservative base that this Ronald Reagan is about to become the greatest president of our time. You might have gotten a few people to agree with you but the rest of them would have laughed at you and mocked you for your naivety and your stupid worship of this cardboard cutout of a presidential candidate from right out of central casting in Hollywood.

I'm not saying Romney will be another Reagan, but these would be the similarities I see as to how Reagan was treated and how Romney as well has been treated by the media and the others still in the running in the Republican party. Also as to how Reagan was a registered Democrat before switching to Republican and Romney was an Independent before becoming a Republican.

This has taken a lot of thought and discussions with Nick too. He felt this way for awhile and I think he is right. He is the one that mentioned about being in another party before becoming a Republican.

I am not gung ho, it is more like proceed with caution kind of feeling. One day at a time and we will see what happens.

What I do know is that our party is the best, it is injured now, weakened and the conservative base, (you and I) have been slapped in the face by the very President we voted for, campaigned for, worked to get elected. That being George Bush. He did this with his Amnesty bill, and twice he did this to us. He tried with his thinking of nominating Harriet Miers and we let him know it was a no go for us. His behavior with the Saudi's etc. has been disgusting to the max as well. And his being a weak friend to Israel well there are words for a friend that is not a friend and that is Bush.

Yes even with all of this it still has been better then having Gore or Kerry instead , NOT MUCH but God help us if they had won. BUT Bush compared to McCain is on several issues is still more of a conservative then McCain will ever be.

Regarding Romney becoming more conservative. One thing about being in office and saying you have changed from being a left thinker to a conservative. It is very public, and he can never switch back to liberalism. If he did, his political career would be over. A good example is Bush and how he has let us down switching on several things to liberal decisions and actions. He is screwed now because the respect once given him is gone. IF Bush had a second term coming up he would never be voted for again.

Flipping can only endure one exercise in politics, and so Romney is stuck over here on the right with those of us who care about pre-born children and the value that marriage offers to society and knowing what amnesty means and are against it.

Romney is a fiscal genius, and I feel he can be trusted to turn the Executive Branch back in the right direction. He would be the smartest president we’ve had since Ronald Reagan, and he might be the most successful businessman to serve in the Oval Office. Romney is big enough to admit he was on the wrong side in the past and that he is on the right side now. Out of all the remaining candidates, he elicits the most trust and respect. Not that it is abundant but it is there.

Romney is not perfect, and I sure have learned that is not possible for any politician to be perfect. I am writing this with my eyes wide open. Like it is said, 'trust but verify', well I am going to put my trust in him to do the right thing more then I would the others. It is a HUGE thing for me to do this, especially after having Hunter and Thompson pull out when I was so much for them. I will not defend Romney when he is wrong, just as I have never defended Bush when he has been so wrong and that has been often unfortunately.

We know Romney is good with economics and here is what he has said about Israel and the terrorists we both fight. From all the things I have read Mitt is the only candidate who has unabashedly expressed support for Israel, openly condemned enemies of the United States and Israel (like Iran) and does not come up with anti-Semitic, anti-dual citizenship ideas.

Mitt Romney delivered the following remarks on April 26 at Yeshiva University in New York.

"Today, America faces a number of critical challenges. In my view, at the top of the list is the threat of radical, violent Jihad and the associated threat of nuclear proliferation.

"I think many of us, including some of our leaders, fail to comprehend the extent of this threat. Take former President Jimmy Carter. President Carter thinks that Israel's security fence is the thing that keeps peace from coming to the Holy Land.

"Having just been to Israel, I came to the opposite conclusion: the security fence keeps peace in Israel - it's helping - that fence is helping prevent bloodshed and terror and violence.

"What Jimmy Carter fails to understand is what so many fail to understand. Whether it's Hamas or Hezbollah; Al Qaeda or Shia and Sunni extremists, there is an overarching goal among the violent Jihadists - and it transcends borders and boundaries. That goal is to replace all modern Islamic states with a religious caliphate, to destroy Israel, to cause the collapse of the West and the United States, and to conquer the entire world."

"I think it's important for us to isolate Iran diplomatically. Their leaders should be made to feel exactly like those of Apartheid South Africa, or worse. That's why I ordered the state police of Massachusetts to refuse security details for former Iranian President Khatami when he came to Harvard."

And this from Powerline dated January 28.2007: ....for complete article and speech

Joel Mowbray continues his reports from the three-day conference in Herzliya, Israel that concluded this past Wednesday. Today Joel provides his take on Governor Romney's speech at the conference. Joel titles his report "Romney REALLY gets it."

What I had not seen from him before, though, was any real indication that he had more than a passing knowledge of foreign policy or a decent handle on the global struggle in which we are engaged.

After what I witnessed, however, it’s hard not to be a Romney cheerleader.

What was most extraordinary was how clearly Romney articulated the nature of the common enemy Israel and the United States both face. It was, by far, the most remarkable speech on the topic given by an American politician of either party, on television or in person.

One line in particular captures how thoroughly Romney understands our jihadist enemies:

“Contrary to the Baker-Hamilton Commission, resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict will not magically mollify the jihadists.”

Don’t let the clever phrasing hide the serious message. The origins of modern Islamic fundamentalism long precede the creation of the Jewish state of Israel, and Palestinians merely serve as convenient propaganda to rile the masses. And as the world has seen, radical Islamic propaganda can be found just about anywhere: ultimately untrue stories about the flushing of a Qur’an, quoting a medieval scholar, or even cartoons. Romney gets that.

It’s not just that Romney strongly supports Israel—that would hardly distinguish him in American politics—it’s that his support is rooted, at least in part, in a textured comprehension of Islamic fundamentalism. For proof, read the next few paragraphs of Romney’s remarks:

“No, what we should have realized since 9/11 is that what the world regarded as an Israeli-Arab conflict over borders represented something much larger. It was the oldest, most active front of the radical Islamist jihad against the entire West. It therefore was not really about borders. It was about the refusal of many parts of the Muslim world to accept Israel’s right to exist – within any borders.

“This distinction came into vivid focus this summer. The war in Lebanon had little to do with the Palestinians. And it had nothing to do with a two-state solution. It demonstrated that Israel is now facing a jihadist front that from Tehran through Damascus to Southern Lebanon and Gaza.

“As Tony Blair astutely put it, Hizbullah was not fighting ‘for the coming into being of a Palestinian state…but for the going out of being of an Israeli state.’

“Yet we have still not fully absorbed the magnitude of the change. As far as our enemies are concerned, there is just one conflict. And in this single conflict, the goal of destroying Israel is simply a way station toward the real goal of subjugating the entire West.”

On the topic of the most pernicious present threat, Iran, Romney also offered a coherent strategy for nonviolently combating Ahmadinejad and the mullahs. He laid out a 5-point plan that included economic and diplomatic isolation of the regime, prodding Arab states to lock arms with the West, and working with “progressive” Muslims in Iran and elsewhere to “defeat radical Islam.”

You can see the entire speech at the Powerline link.

The thing that I think I understand now that can never be changed is that like Tom, Mark, Rhod, Steve, Darth, Jack, Les, Lynn, John, John 5, Bob, Yankeemom, everyone, gosh all of you have explained is how we are Global now. Reagan was the only President that as far as I know was not a globalist. But both Bush's have been and are, Clinton, Carter etc. I think we are stuck with it and boy howdy do I ever hate it with a passion.

I have been saying a lot how America has changed and it has, but so has the entire world. I wish it was like it used to be. Manufacturers here at home and our own citizens working in them. Borders meaning something and right being right and left being the distance of the Grand Canyon apart in the differences of the two parties. Political correctness not even being a word in our vocabulary would be nice too.

I pray for our country, for our military that it keeps getting funded first and foremost. That people will keep tearing up with our Anthem and seeing our Flag fly freely in the breeze to pay tribute to the lives that gave us our freedom like no other land. And pray for our leaders to have shame when they even try to take us down a road of destruction of our country.

We still live in the best country in the world and it is because of each one of you that has been a part of making this possible. I adore your hearts and passion for wanting things to be right and fighting back the left when we can, it is awesome. You all fought and served this country, and deserve so much better then what has been offered up to vote for.

Thank you for letting me share my thoughts with you. So ii he makes it to the next time I get to vote, I will be voting for Mitt Romney.

(((( hug ))))

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:47 PM | Comments (18)

Finale Republican Presidential Debate Before Super Tuesday ~ Tonight

Republican Presidential Debate at the Reagan Library

Time 8:00 EST

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation will host the final GOP presidential debate before the 2008 “Super-Tuesday” primary in California and several other key states. Mrs. Ronald Reagan will extend invitations to the front-runner GOP Presidential candidates to return to the Reagan Library for this final debate, which will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2008. The event will give voters one last opportunity to hear the GOP front-runner candidates discuss their positions in a debate format before casting their votes in the February 5, 2008 primary.

“Ronnie always believed that debates are a great way for voters to hear candidates discuss the issues,” said former first lady Nancy Reagan. “He would be so pleased that his Presidential Library is serving such an important role in the election process.”

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Edward to Drop Out of Race ~ Bye Bye

Edwards to quit presidential race

Yahoo news

Democrat John Edwards is exiting the presidential race Wednesday, ending a scrappy underdog bid in which he steered his rivals toward progressive ideals while grappling with family hardship that roused voter's sympathies but never diverted his campaign, The Associated Press has learned.

The two-time White House candidate notified a close circle of senior advisers that he planned to make the announcement at a 1 p.m. EST event in New Orleans that had been billed as a speech on poverty, according to two of his advisers. The decision came after Edwards lost the four states to hold nominating contests so far to rivals who stole the spotlight from the beginning — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:14 PM | Comments (4)

Traitor and Manchurian Candidate McCain Comes In First In Florida ~ WTF

"McCain, in his victory speech, made a very clear attempt to be gracious towards all of the candidates, including Romney, and reach out to Reagan-coalition conservatives." ......From the 'Captain's Quarters' blog.

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

I'd rather be waterboarded than vote for John McCain. McCain has betrayed conservatism at nearly every turn in his career and is definitely in bed with the illegals. The left and the so called conservatives already love his traitorous carcass!

I wish that the WOT people would understand that securing our borders is completely a part of the war. Oh sure he wants to reach out to us, but it will be with a One-Way sign pointed from Mexico to America.

McVain considers himself a Conservative because he's 2 degrees right of Karl Marx. Hey little Johnny, just TRY and convince the guys you abandoned in Nam to vote for you! So IF McCain does win the whole shabang then we will have 2 Soros candidates—the Dem and McCain.

"It shows one thing: I'm the conservative leader who can unite the party," the Arizona senator said in a brief interview with The Associated Press

TOTAL BS! There is NO way McCain can unite the Republican party. Like I would unite with a traitor to our soldiers left behind in Vietnam.

The Ass-Hat in his speech last night thanked the people of Pensacola for taking care of his family when he was away, during Viet Nam. He conveniently leaves out what happened to this family when he got back. He dumped them!

One thing to remember, the Election isn’t over yet.

Current delegate count after Florida:

Magic Number 1,191

McCain -97
Romney- 74

McCain has 97 of 1191 delegate. NOT EVEN 10%.

The media has been fawning all over this guy and they got their man selected, didn't they? And they are just gushing all over the cable news channels. They're just so in love with Captain McQweeg. Mark my words, though, this guy is going to be raving about strawberries before this campaign is done.

I sure hope that Romney roars back on Super Tuesday and McCain’s own McCain-Feingold bill prevents him from the necessary funds. Romeny's speech last night was great and in comparison to McCain's speech a night and day difference. He’s right about Washington, Reps and Dems alike, that is for certain.

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Barack Hussein Obama's Aide Wants TALKS With Terrorists

Obama aide wants talks with terrorists Foreign adviser's 'anti-Israel policies,' sympathy for Hamas, raise concerns

JERUSALEM ....for complete article

While officials here largely maintain a policy against interfering in U.S. election politics, some Israeli security officials quietly expressed "concern" about an adviser to Sen. Barack Obama who has advocated negotiations with Hamas and providing international assistance to the terrorist group.

The officials noted Robert Malley, a principal Obama foreign policy adviser, has penned numerous opinion articles, many of them co-written with a former adviser to the late Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, petitioning for dialogue with Hamas and blasting Israel for numerous policies he says harm the Palestinian cause.

Malley also previously penned a well-circulated New York Review of Books piece largely blaming Israel for the collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations at Camp David in 2000 when Arafat turned down a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and eastern sections of Jerusalem and instead returned to the Middle East to launch an intifada, or terrorist campaign, against the Jewish state.

Malley's contentions have been strongly refuted by key participants at Camp David, including President Bill Clinton, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and primary U.S. envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross, all of whom squarely blamed Arafat's refusal to make peace for the talks' failure.

"We are noting with concern some of Obama's picks as advisers, particularly Robert Malley who has expressed sympathy to Hamas and Hezbollah and offered accounts of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that don't jibe with the facts," said one security official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The official stated he was not authorized to talk to the media about U.S. politics, noting Israeli officials are instructed to "stay out" of American political affairs.

In February 2006, after Hamas won a majority of seats in the Palestinian parliament and amid a U.S. and Israeli attempt to isolate the Hamas-run Palestinian Authority, Malley wrote an op-ed for the Baltimore Sun advocating international aid to the terror group's newly formed government.

"The Islamists (Hamas) ran on a campaign of effective government and promised to improve Palestinians' lives; they cannot do that if the international community turns its back," wrote Malley in a piece entitled, "Making the Best of Hamas' Victory."

Ed Lasky, a contributor to the American Thinker blog, calls Malley a "[Palestinian] propagandist" who, he charged, bends "the truth to serve an agenda that is marked by anti-Israel bias. ... Malley's writings strike me as being akin to propaganda."

Lasky points out Malley's father, Simon Malley, was a personal friend of Arafat and wrote in support of numerous struggles against Western countries. Simon Malley founded Afrique Asie, a French magazine that was known for its advocacy for "liberation" struggles throughout the world, including the Palestinian cause.

"Robert Malley has seemingly followed in his father's footsteps: He represents the next generation of anti-Israel activism," wrote Lasky.

Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick noted in a column last week, "Obama has taken no steps to moderate his church's anti-Israel invective. Obama's affiliation with Wright aligns with his choice of financial backers and foreign policy advisers. To varying degrees, all of them exhibit hostility towards Israel and support for appeasing jihadists."

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

And here is more on Malley, and Soros, here Barack Obama's Middle East Expert.

Obama’s choice of company explains his hiring of Malley who, revealed in this article, is an apparent Jew hater and terrorist sympathizer and boldly so.

Obama should have his feet held to the fire on these issues! And why isn't he, he shouldn't be allowed to hold office or run for President. Everyone that he has for advice hates Jews and Israel.


....Mark, thank you so much for this article. I hope a lot of people read it and keep learning how dangerous Obama is and his empty suit is not so empty but filled with danger for America and Israel.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:48 AM | Comments (14)

John McCain Democrats' Favorite Republican

McCain's political strategist, John Weaver, admitted that McCain talked to democrats about moving across the aisle. John Kerry said that McCain approached him with the idea.

John Kerry Said McCain Approached Him About Being His Vice President. CNN’s SUZANNE MALVEAUX: “In an online interview, Kerry says Senator John McCain approached him about being his running mate…” (CNN’s “The Situation Room,” 4/3/07)

McCain Said He Would Entertain Being John Kerry’s Vice President. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN: “John Kerry is a very close friend of mine. We’ve been friends for years. Obviously, I would entertain it.” (ABC’s “Good Morning America,” 3/10/04)

McCain’s Chief Political Strategist Said McCain Talked To Democrats About Leaving The Republican Party. FOX NEWS’ BRIT HUME: “McCain though denies he ever considered leaving the party. But, his chief political strategist, John Weaver, tells the paper that McCain did indeed talk to Democrats about moving across the aisle.” (Fox News’ “The Special Report,” 3/29/07)

The New York Times Endorsed John McCain. “Still, there is a choice to be made, and it is an easy one. Senator John McCain of Arizona is the only Republican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small, angry fringe. With a record of working across the aisle to develop sound bipartisan legislation, he would offer a choice to a broader range of Americans than the rest of the Republican field.” (Editorial, “Primary Choices: John McCain,” The New York Times, 1/25/08)

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

The fact that we’re even talking about John McCain in the context of presidential primaries perplexes me: This is the same John McCain that tried to ram amnesty down our throat about six months ago. This is the same John McCain that keeps conservatives from using their first amendment rights.

This is the same John McCain that derailed numerous conservative judges. This is the same John McCain that was censored by the Congress in the Keating Five scandal. This is the same John McCain that was nearly recalled by the voters of Arizona not that long ago.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (6)

John McCain Is A Loose Cannon Not Good For A President

A Top 10 List

1. Defending His Amnesty Bill, Sen. McCain Lost His Temper And “Screamed, ‘F*ck You!’ At Texas Sen. John Cornyn” (R-TX). “Presidential hopeful John McCain - who has been dogged for years by questions about his volcanic temper - erupted in an angry, profanity-laced tirade at a fellow Republican senator, sources told The Post yesterday. In a heated dispute over immigration-law overhaul, McCain screamed, ‘F— you!’ at Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who had been raising concerns about the legislation. ‘This is chickens—stuff,’ McCain snapped at Cornyn, according to several people in the room off the Senate floor Thursday. ‘You’ve always been against this bill, and you’re just trying to derail it.’” (Charles Hurt, “Raising McCain,”New York Post, 5/19/07)

2. In 2000, Sen. McCain Ran An Attack Ad Comparing Then-Gov. George W. Bush To Bill Clinton. SEN. MCCAIN: “I guess it was bound to happen. Governor Bush’s campaign is getting desperate, with a negative ad about me. The fact is, I’ll use the surplus money to fix Social Security, cut your taxes and pay down the debt. Governor Bush uses all of the surplus for tax cuts, with not one new penny for Social Security or the debt. His ad twists the truth like Clinton. We’re all pretty tired of that. As president, I’ll be conservative and always tell you the truth. No matter what.” (McCain 2000, Campaign Ad, 2/9/00)

3. Sen. McCain Repeatedly Called Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) An “A**hole”, Causing A Fellow GOP Senator To Say, “I Didn’t Want This Guy Anywhere Near A Trigger.” “Why can’t McCain win the votes of his own colleagues? To explain, a Republican senator tells this story: at a GOP meeting last fall, McCain erupted out of the blue at the respected Budget Committee chairman, Pete Domenici, saying, ‘Only an a–hole would put together a budget like this.’ Offended, Domenici stood up and gave a dignified, restrained speech about how in all his years in the Senate, through many heated debates, no one had ever called him that. Another senator might have taken the moment to check his temper. But McCain went on: ‘I wouldn’t call you an a–hole unless you really were an a–hole.’ The Republican senator witnessing the scene had considered supporting McCain for president, but changed his mind. ‘I decided,’ the senator told Newsweek, ‘I didn’t want this guy anywhere near a trigger.’” (Evan Thomas, et al., “Senator Hothead,” Newsweek, 2/21/00)

4. Sen. McCain Had A Heated Exchange With Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) And Called Him A “F*cking Jerk.” “Senators are not used to having their intelligence or integrity challenged by another senator. ‘Are you calling me stupid?’ Sen. Chuck Grassley once inquired during a debate with McCain over the fate of the Vietnam MIAs, according to a source who was present. ‘No,’ replied McCain, ‘I’m calling you a f—ing jerk!’ (Grassley and McCain had no comment.)” (Evan Thomas, et al., “Senator Hothead,” Newsweek, 2/21/00)

5. In 1995, Sen. McCain Had A “Scuffle” With 92-Year-Old Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) On The Senate Floor. “In January 1995, McCain was midway through an opening statement at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing when chairman Strom Thurmond asked, ‘Is the senator about through?’ McCain glared at Thurmond, thanked him for his ‘courtesy’ (translation: buzz off), and continued on. McCain later confronted Thurmond on the Senate floor. A scuffle ensued, and the two didn’t part friends.” (Harry Jaffe, “Senator Hothead,” The Washingtonian, 2/97)

6. Sen. McCain Accused Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Of The “Most Egregious Incident” Of Corruption He Had Seen In The Senate. “It escalated when McCain reiterated the charges Oct. 10 in a cross-examination, calling McConnell’s actions the ‘most egregious incident’ demonstrating the appearance of corruption he has ever seen in his Senate career.” (Amy Keller, “Attacks Escalate In Depositions,” Roll Call, 10/21/02)

7. Sen. McCain Attacked Christian Leaders And Republicans In A Blistering Speech During The 2000 Campaign. MCCAIN: “Unfortunately, Governor Bush is a Pat Robertson Republican who will lose to Al Gore. … The political tactics of division and slander are not our values… They are corrupting influences on religion and politics, and those who practice them in the name of religion or in the name of the Republican Party or in the name of America shame our faith, our party and our country. Neither party should be defined by pandering to the outer reaches of American politics and the agents of intolerance, whether they be Louis Farrakhan or Al Sharpton on the left, or Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell on the right.” (Sen. John McCain, Remarks, Virginia Beach, VA, 2/28/00)

8. Sen. McCain Attacked Vice President Cheney. MCCAIN: “The president listened too much to the Vice President . . . Of course, the president bears the ultimate responsibility, but he was very badly served by both the Vice President and, most of all, the Secretary of Defense.” (Roger Simon, “McCain Bashes Cheney Over Iraq Policy,” The Politico, 1/24/07)

9. Celebrating His First Senate Election In 1986, Sen. McCain Screamed At And Harassed A Young Republican Volunteer. “It was election night 1986, and John McCain had just been elected to the U.S. Senate for the first time. Even so, he was not in a good mood. McCain was yelling at the top of his lungs and poking the chest of a young Republican volunteer who had set up a lectern that was too tall for the 5-foot-9 politician to be seen to advantage, according to a witness to the outburst. ‘Here this poor guy is thinking he has done a good job, and he gets a new butt ripped because McCain didn’t look good on television,’ Jon Hinz told a reporter Thursday. At the time, Hinz was executive director of the Arizona Republican Party. … Hinz said McCain’s treatment of the young campaign worker in 1986 troubled him for years. ‘There were an awful lot of people in the room,’ Hinz recalled. ‘You’d have to stick cotton in your ears not to hear it. He (McCain) was screaming at him, and he was red in the face. It wasn’t right, and I was very upset at him.’” (Kris Mayes and Charles Kelly, “Stories Surface On Senator’s Demeanor,” The Arizona Republic, 11/5/99)

10. Sen. McCain “Publicly Abused” Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL). “[McCain] noted his propensity for passion but insisted that he doesn’t ‘insult anybody or fly off the handle or anything like that.’ This is, quite simply, hogwash. McCain often insults people and flies off the handle…. There have been the many times McCain has called reporters ‘liars’ and ‘idiots’ when they have had the audacity to ask him unpleasant, but pertinent, questions. McCain once… publicly abused Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama.” (Editorial, “There’s Something About McCain,” The Austin American-Statesman, 1/24/07)

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

McCain's arrogance is a vile thing, driven by madness and unbridled ego, and he has directed his platform against the mother ship, America.

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Obama Covets George Soros' Support

By Robert B. Bluey Staff Writer

July 27, 2004 PLEASE note the date of this article, I didn't have a blog back then but it is interesting to learn this information more then ever with his desire to be President.- Wild Thing

Boston ( - Without a formidable Republican opponent in his U.S. Senate race, Barack Obama has little reason not to take money from billionaire liberal financier George Soros, a man other Democrats keep at a distance.

When Obama takes the stage Tuesday night for a prime-time address at the Democratic National Convention, the candidate for Senate in Illinois will be introduced to a wider audience for the first time, bringing heightened scrutiny to the relative political newcomer's campaign.

Democrats expect him to pass any test he faces. They view Obama as a rising star within their party, touting his good looks and ability to connect with voters. If elected Nov. 2, he would become the first black to hold a Senate seat since Carol Moseley Braun, also from Illinois.

Obama, however, is different from most Democrats because of his willingness to embrace the controversial Soros. Shortly after Soros equated the abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Obama joined him for a New York fund-raiser June 7.

The event, held at Soros' home, boosted Obama's campaign at a time he was still facing a challenge from Republican Jack Ryan. After news broke about information in Ryan's divorce records, the candidate was forced to drop out. The Illinois GOP has yet to find a replacement.

Obama is one of only a handful of candidates to get a personal contribution from George Soros. The others include Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), Bob Graham (D-Fla.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, and former Vermont governor Howard Dean.

On issues like health care, education, energy and the economy, Obama has articulated defined positions on his campaign website. But on other matters, the candidate hasn't been challenged to say where he stands. Obama's campaign didn't return's calls.

"He's more of a socialist than he is even a Democrat," said a critic, Cathy Santos, co-founder of the Chicago-based Republican Young Professionals. "A lot of his policies have the government taking care of people. Instead of giving people a leg up, he would rather give them a leg."

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

Obama.... bought and paid for, there is a word for that but I don't want to get fired like Don Imus was. I would have to fire myself anyway so maybe it is ok.

This does explain something I have been wondering about. The extremely fast rise in Obama's political career in such a short time. How many politicians ran for President after being in politics' for the short length of time that Obama has been? I don't know the answer, but it is something to take note of for sure.

I found this article while looking for something else and thought you all might like to see it too.

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January 29, 2008

Kennedy Dumps On Clinton's

First a look at Kennedy's LACK OF CHARACTER!

Ted Kennedy making excuses for driving drunk and causing Mary Jo Kopechne to drown in his overturned car. The water was only about 6 feet deep with no current based on police reports at the time. Police diver John Farrar's testimony suggested that she survived for as long as two hours in the submerged automobile by breathing a pocket of trapped air. Kennedy spent the nine hours after the accident attempting to cover-up his involvement, while Mary Jo Kopechne was left to die in his submerged automobile.

VIDEO of Kennedy



Ted Kennedy did more than welcome Barack Obama into the warm embrace of his legendary family. He also consigned the Clintons and their brass-knuckle brand of politics to the past.

"With Barack Obama, we will turn the page on the old politics of misrepresentation and distortion," the Massachusetts senator said Monday in endorsing Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination. "With Barack Obama, we will close the book on the old politics of race against race, gender against gender, ethnic group against ethnic group, and straight against gay."

In an eloquent speech laced with stinging subtleties, Kennedy called Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton a friend who "has been in the forefront of issues." But he might as well have called her a "has-been" — a legacy of 1990s-style politics that rewards distortion, cynicism, self-aggrandizement and even failure.

Because that must be what Kennedy believes; there is no other way to interpret the clues tucked between the lines of his address.

Kennedy is ticked at Sen. Clinton and her husband, Bill, for trying to marginalize Obama after his triumph in Iowa's caucuses, according to officials close to the senator. Like many other Democratic leaders, Kennedy worries that playing the race card will divide blacks, whites and Hispanics — and cause irreparable harm to the Democratic coalition.

Kennedy's endorsement helps Obama on a number of fronts: It lends him a measure of the family's political aura; it provides cover to Democratic operatives who were afraid of bucking the Clintons; and it signals to Hispanic voters, who historically are reluctant to support black candidates, that Obama is a rightful heir to the support and adulation earned by the late Robert Kennedy during his 1968 presidential campaign.

But the endorsement also says something about how the Clintons are viewed by many institutional Democrats — some of whom never cottoned to the couple from Arkansas, and only grudgingly accepted their dominance of the party since 1993.

Look at how Kennedy compared Obama to his brother, John F. Kennedy — and, by inference, Bill Clinton to a curmudgeonly Harry Truman.

"There was another time, when another young candidate was running for president and challenging America to cross a New Frontier," Kennedy said. "He faced public criticism from the preceding Democratic president, who was widely respected in the party. Harry Truman said we needed 'someone with greater experience' — and added: 'May I urge you to be patient." And John Kennedy replied: 'The world is changing. The old ways will not do ... It is time for a new generation of leadership.'"

Kennedy didn't have to remind the crowd that Bill Clinton said that Obama was asking voters to "roll the dice" and back him.

Or that Obama has replied that he has the right experience to respond to "the fierce urgency of now."

Line after line of the speech contained a coded criticism of the Clintons, or a defense of Obama.

He said Obama's campaign is "not just about himself," a dig at Bill Clinton, who talks as much about himself as his wife on the campaign trail.

He said Obama will "break the old gridlock and finally" provide universal health care, a jab at Sen. Clinton, who failed to reform health care when given the opportunity during her husband's first term.

He said Obama had the courage to oppose the war in Iraq from the start. "And let no one deny that truth," he added, knowing full well that the Clintons have questioned Obama's courage.

The irony is that Bill Clinton could have made a credible case that Obama's anti-war stance was not a risky move to take during a Democratic primary in Illinois. Instead, the former president smugly dismissed Obama's assertion as a "fairy tale," and some black leaders thought Clinton was dismissing a black man's chance of being president.

Kennedy pointedly said Obama would not be "trapped in the patterns of the past" and could fight for Democratic causes "without demonizing those who hold a different view." Could he be talking about Sen. Clinton, who falsely accuses Obama of not wanting to give all Americans health insurance?

Or perhaps he was referring to Bill Clinton, who acknowledged Obama's landslide victory in South Carolina by noting that another black man, Jesse Jackson, had won the state in the past — so, big deal.

Or he might have had in mind the fact that that Clinton surrogates raised the issue of Obama's drug use as a youth.

Maybe he had both Clintons in mind. The Democratic Party's most powerful couple twisted Obama's admiration of Ronald Reagan's political success — sentiments they themselves have expressed — into an endorsement of GOP ideas.

Kennedy certainly had the Clintons in mind when he said Obama would be "ready to be president one Day One."

Sen. Clinton likes to say that about herself.

Bill Clinton likes to say that about his wife.

They're a powerful, talented couple and odds are at least 50-50 that Sen. Clinton will win the nomination and extend the Clintons' grip on the Democratic Party. That is, unless the young lion Obama and old lion Kennedy have their way.

"I feel change in the air," Kennedy said.

He has now cast his lot with the promise of a new brand of politics, not knowing whether it will lead to victory — much less any real change.


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

Old time ‘rats are fleeing the good ship Clinton. Ted knows he can pull more strings with Obama than he can with the Clintons.

Paging Al Gore, your endorsement microphone is awaiting!

Rush Limbaugh said that the Swimmer makes sure he has his insurance policy by praising Mrs. Clinton first...just protecting his kneecaps. Rush said that the Dems are longing for another Camelot but the Clintons are not Camelot—they are the evil knights hiding out in the woods.

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Obama's Racist Pastor Disses Natalee Holloway

Barak Hussein Obama with his unashamedly racist spiritual mentor. Obama was mentored by this man for 20 years in his unambiguously racist "church"

Obama's pastor disses Natalee Holloway


Sen. Barack Obama's longtime friend and spiritual adviser trashed the memory of a missing and presumed dead American teenage girl, according to church publications reviewed by WND.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the controversial minister of Obama's church in Chicago, cited the case of Natalee Holloway's disappearance in Aruba in complaining about what he sees as the media's bias in covering white victims of crime over black victims.

"Black women are being raped daily in Darfur, Sudan, in the Congo and in Sub-Saharan Africa. That doesn't make news," Wright said in the August 2005 edition of Trumpet Magazine, a publication of his Trinity United Church of Christ.
But, "One 18-year-old white girl from Alabama gets drunk on a graduation trip to Aruba, goes off and 'gives it up' while in a foreign country, and that stays in the news for months!" he added. "Maybe I am missing something!"

The circumstances involving the coed's disappearance remain unclear, and the case remains unsolved. Holloway left Mountain Brook, Ala., on a May 2005 senior class trip to Aruba.

Attempts to reach her family for comment were unsuccessful. But her mother, Beth Holloway, has written a book, "Loving Natalee," in which she reveals her daughter named Jesus Christ as one of the most influential people in her life in a trove of writings she found in her bedroom.

In the same 2005 church publication, Wright suggested "white America" had the 9/11 attacks coming, while calling for business "divestment from Israel," which he refers to as a "racist" state along with America.

"In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01," he wrote on page 7. "White America and the Western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just 'disappeared,' as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring Black concerns."

Obama says he is "proud" of Wright and values their 20-year friendship.

Though Wright has nurtured Obama's political career as a close adviser and mentor, the Democrat presidential hopeful says they don't agree on everything. Wright married Obama and baptized his daughters.

In the November/December 2007 issue of Trumpet, Wright sang the praises of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has described whites as "blue-eyed devils" and Jews as "bloodsuckers."

"He brings a perspective that is helpful and honest," Wright said. "Minister Farrakhan will be remembered as one of the 20th and 21st century giants of the African-American religious experience."

Wright then held Farrakhan up as a pillar of "integrity."

"His integrity and honesty have secured him a place in history as one of the nation's most powerful critics," he continued. "His love for Africa and African-American people has made him an unforgettable force, a catalyst for change and a religious leader who is sincere about his faith and his purpose."

Farrakhan's photo is splashed across the cover of the church magazine, which gushes "the Minister truly epitomized greatness."

On Nov. 2, 2007, Wright presented Farrakhan with a "lifetime achievement" award during a Trumpet gala held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The tribute included a three-and-a-half minute video lionizing "the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan."

For his commitment to truth, education and leadership, we honor Minister Louis Farrakhan with the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award," the video announces.

Last week, Obama distanced himself from Farrakhan, but did not distance himself from Wright or disavow his praise for Farrakhan.


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

That is terrible and very disrespectful to a dead American teenager.

How does he know she “gave it up” when most published reports suggest the Aruban boys slipped her a date rape drug and panicked when she died during or after a gang rape.

This man’s comments are despicable and racist in origin, and if Obama is a real man he will publcly denounce them as such.

I don't see Jeramiah flying to Darfur to protect those women. Oh, and "Reverend"? Who is raping those women? More of your followers perhaps? Or followers of Farrakhan? Islam freaks!

And his hate for Israel and love for Calypso Louie are very disturbing as well!!!!

....Thank you Mark so much for sending this to me. I wish this would be seen by everyone and let them know how awful this church of Obama's is and what his pastor is about.

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:50 AM | Comments (11)

Barak Hussein Obama's Hate Filled Preacher

Rev Jeremiah Wright's Message

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

A that incites a racial tensions, guess it would be just too hard to be a good preacher and preach the Gospel and motivate his church members to be better people. Naw, so instead it is preach hate, rascism and go out and hate the white peoople. sheesh I truly hate this stuff. Not only becauae it spreads hate but it is also sad to see a person ooogiven power of any kind and then use it for hate.

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‘Legends of Wrestling’ Tour Rolls Into Bagram

Army Pfc. Michael Grandi Jr., Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, holds the WCW Championship belt with wrestling greats (from left to right) Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, Diamond Dallas Page, and Nicholai Volkoff during the "Legends of Wrestling" tour that came to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2008. Photo by Spc. George Welcome, USA

Diamond Dallas Page and the group of servicemembers and civilians who were tough enough to survive the intense "Yoga for Regular Guys" workout give the wrestling legend's famous "Diamond Sign."

Former professional wrestler Diamond Dallas Page checks a soldier's posture during an hour-long session of his "Yoga for Regular Guys" workout. Page, along with other wrestling greats, visited troops at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2008

By Spc. George Welcome, USA
Army Spc. George Welcome serves in public affairs with 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Special to American Forces Press Service

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan,

Jan. 28, 2008

When the “Legends of Wrestling” tour rolled in here Jan. 26, servicemembers and civilians gathered at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation clamshell to take part in the festivities.

Professional wrestling greats Nicholai Volkoff, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Diamond Dallas Page, and legendary manager “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart took pictures and signed autographs for wrestling fanatics. Trivia questions were asked of the crowd, those who gave correct responses won hats and T-shirts.

For some die-hard wrestling fans, the event was a dream come true.

“I became a wrestling fan in 1999 after constantly seeing it on TV,” said Army Pfc. Michael Grandi Jr., a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, who has attended numerous live wrestling events.
“I had constant adrenaline pumping during the event,” he said of meeting his idols. “It was really cool how laid-back they were. And none of the soldiers were bothering them; they took pictures, got their autographs and moved along. There was a mutual respect.”

The meet-and-greet session lasted for just over an hour, with the stars posing and chatting with all comers.

Afterward, those who stayed were treated to an inspirational speech by Page, former three-time World Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Champion. In his address, Page told of how he overcame a turbulent family life, a learning disability and other issues to achieve his dreams through a process he called “living life at 90 percent.”

“I once heard (football coaching legend) Lou Holtz say, ‘Life is 10 percent of what happens to you and 90 percent of how you react to it,’” Page said. “In our personal lives and our professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after another, most of which we have no control over. The one thing we have control over is our mindset.”

Page introduced the audience to his no-impact workout system, which he calls “Yoga for Regular Guys.” Page said he scoffed at the idea of yoga until a spinal injury threatened to keep him out of the ring.

“When I got injured, my wife tried to get me to do yoga,” Page said. “But I always thought yoga was for sissies. I learned that flexibility was the key to youth, not just in the body, but in the mind. I wanted to get back to wrestling so badly that I started doing it. ”

At the completion of his rousing speech, Page received a standing ovation from the audience. After signing more autographs and taking photos with fans, he led all those who stayed behind through an intense hour-long session of Yoga for Regular Guys.

The program, which consisted of slow-count isometric exercises, static holds and various yoga poses, managed to raise heart rates and get the crowd sweating.

“I liked it a lot, it was an awesome workout,” said Army Chief Warrant Officer Stephen Cranford, Company C, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. “I am going to get the DVD and keep doing it. Once I get better, I will introduce it to my guys for (physical training).”


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

Thank God for our troops and thank God that people go to see them. They truly LOVE it so much! This is so great, our troops are physical people and so are wrestlers so the match up of fun and respect is appreciated by our troops I am sure.
For those that are blessed to be able to go see our troops it leaves a place in a persons heart for eternity.

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The Founding Fathers wonder should we???

In case it is hard to read the print on this here is what it says......

" I keep thinking we should include something in the Constitution in case the people elect a fucking moron."


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

LMAO this is such a good cartoon and so appropriate.

....Thank you so much John 5 (VN 69/70) for sending this to me. LOL It is perfect.

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Old Butch

Subject: Old Butch

John the farmer was in the fertilized egg business. He had several
hundred young layers (hens), called 'pullets,' and ten roosters, whose job it was to fertilize the eggs.

The farmer kept records and any rooster that didn't perform went into
the soup pot and was replaced. That took an awful lot of his time, so he
bought a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell
had a different tone so John could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing.
Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.

The farmer's favorite rooster was old Butch, a very fine specimen he was, too.
But on this particular morning John noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! John went to investigate.
The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing. The pullets, hearing the roosters
coming, would run for cover.

But to Farmer John's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring.
He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Renfrew County
Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result .

The judges not only awarded old Butch the 'No Bell Piece Prize' but they also awarded him the 'Pulletsurprise' as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making: who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention.

Vote carefully ...the bells are not always audible!

....Jack thank you so much, this is great. Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent.

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Sharpton to Bill Clinton: 'Shut Up'


Sharpton weighs in........
abc news blog

Al Sharpton on Monday weighed in on the raging debate inside the Democratic Party over former President Bill Clinton's advocacy on behalf of his wife's campaign, with two choice words for the former president: "Shut up."

On ABC's "The View," Sharpton said voters are hearing "race charges, race-tinged rhetoric" in the Democratic primary campaign, and called on the former president to cease.

"I think it's time for him to just be quiet," said Sharpton, who was a Democratic presidential candidate in 2004. "I think it's time for him to stop. As one of the most outspoken people in America, there's a time to shut up, and I think that time has come."

Sharpton didn't say which comments in particular bothered him. But many Democrats were particularly upset that the former president made an explicit comparison of Obama's campaign to Jesse Jackson's victories in South Carolina in 1984 and 1988, in an apparent attempt to explain why his wife didn't win the South Carolina primary on Saturday.

For his part, Jackson told The New York Times that he wasn't bothered by the comparison. Still, he told the newspaper that he had spoken to both Obama and President Clinton over the weekend, and told both to "take it to a higher ground."

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

The Clintons are losing all of their "friends". No honor among thieves and all of that stuff.

“Jackson told The New York Times that he wasn’t bothered by the comparison.”

Jesse Jackson was just delighted his name was in print!

LOL I have to say. . .I’m loving all this drama going on in the Democrat party. Quite entertaining.

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January 28, 2008

Ice Queen Breaks Ranks With Democrats And Comes To Florida

Hillary Clinton comes to Florida, but is it campaigning?

Orlando Sentinel


A day after losing big in South Carolina, Hillary Clinton jetted into Florida for private events Sunday, raising money and hopes that her campaign is still on track.

In South Florida, Clinton was greeted by Miami Mayor Manny Diaz outside the Lucky Strike Lanes, a bowling alley on South Beach, site of the night's first fundraiser in the area.

"She emphasized having enough turnout (Tuesday) to see that the Florida delegates are seated," said Mike Garretson, deputy superintendent of the Broward County Schools. Garretson and his wife, Patricia, were among those who paid $500 each to attend

Clinton, who earlier attended a fundraiser in Sarasota, spoke for about 30 minutes at the Lucky Strike before heading to a developer's house for the second fundraiser.

Clinton and the other Democratic presidential hopefuls pledged not to campaign in Florida after the state's primary was scheduled in January. The party also stripped the state of delegates to the party's convention, but Clinton on Friday issued a statement saying she would urge seating delegates from Florida and Michigan, another state that scheduled an early primary.

Clinton said Sunday she was going to Florida to assure Democrats that "their voices are heard" and to underscore her commitment to seeing the state's delegation seated at the national convention.

"Hundreds of thousands of people have already voted in Florida (in early voting) and I want them to know I will be there to be part of what they have tried to do to make sure their voices are heard," Clinton said in Memphis, Tenn., before heading for Florida.

She arrived in Sarasota taking care to abide by the details of the agreement not to campaign, because events in Sarasota and later in Miami were not open to the public.

With a wink at the deal, Clinton carefully staged her arrival so she left her airplane with palm trees in the background for photographers. Asked if she was happy to be in Florida, she said: "How could you not be. It is absolutely glorious. It is a perfect day here in Florida."

At least two Obama supporters charged that Clinton's presence in Florida constituted campaigning.

"She's campaigning by her presence here. She's telling Florida voters she cares," said Brooke Gaebe, 24, of Miami Beach. "That's campaigning."

She stood outside the bowling alley holding a homemade sign that read, in part, "We want a president that can keep a promise."

Among Clinton supporters at the first fundraiser was Michael John McCann, 52, of Delray Beach. He said the results in South Carolina didn't worry him: "That was expected. She's going to take Florida like (Barack Obama) took South Carolina."

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

Oh my gosh! LOL This is sooooo rich!! Now that Hillary is in Florida, I hope the Oranges don’t get frost bite.

There you have it ... Hillary pulls a rope-a-dope on her opponents. She is after the delegates and will now claim they are disenfranchied - even though she was instrumental in the disenfranchisement as a party bigwig.

Dem candidates had agreed NOT to campaign here in Florida because they moved their primary date.

This FL & MI play is a "Hail Mary" pass if ever there was one.

Once again the Clintons PROVE that they can’t be trusted, no promise is binding, and it all depends on what the definition of “is” is.

The analysis by a CBS news political correspondent on tonight's CBS Evening News to Clinton's complete disregard of the rules that the rat's put in place for the seating of Florida and Michigan's delegates was, and I quote.........

"It is what it is"

That was the entire explanation.

And THIS quote is the best part of the entire article ROTFLMAO

She stood outside the bowling alley holding a homemade sign that read, in part, "We want a president that can keep a promise."

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"What are you, some kind of Republican?" ~ LOL

Christopher Walken does his comedic-intimidating thing as Michael Rapaport's mob caretaker in "Kiss Toledo Goodbye." Rapaport says he wants out, and it turns into a political argument.

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

LOL Christopher Walken is so funny and this is a great little political scene. heh heh

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Kennedy to Hit Trail For Barak Hussein Obama


Kennedy For Obama: Intends to campaign aggressively with Western trip this week, followed by appearances in Northeast... Kennedy upset over attempts by Clinton campaign to highlight Obama's race and distortions of statements, record... made views known in call with former president.

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

Memo to HUSSEIN Obama:
Don't let Teddy drive.

How many times will Obama now hear, “Drinks are on me”, from Kennedy. Let' see, Kerry is for Obama, now Kennedy, who is next Al Gore?

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Romney Sticks It To Obama On The War

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

This is from and older debate, but it had me laughing back then and I thought you all might like a good laugh too.

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McCain's Gay Marriage Flip Flop

Wild Tihing's comment........

Um McCain, asking if you fixed it is sure telling. Why not just say what you believe in and deal with it you jerk.

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January 27, 2008

Obama Gives Hillary A "reality check" In S.C.

Obama overwhelmingly beat Hillary Clinton with 55 percent support to her 27 percent, and former Sen. John Edwards, trailing with 18 percent support, with almost all preccints reporting.

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

Hillary has used the phrase "we need a reality check", in two of the debates so far. This reality check today was one she is not going to be happy with. LOL

Remember what Clinton 42 was like? Hell has no fury like a Clinton scorned! It probably isn't healthy to win an election against a Clinton.

Obama is evil too, but he hides it well. His vision for this country is akin to a Marxist state.

Edwards is gone as far as how he has been donig, but his hair is still running. heh heh

LOL this still makes me laugh!! Kennedy saying Obama's name.

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Sheriff Arpaio To Campaign In Tucson For Romney Not McCain

Sheriff Arpaio to campaign in Tucson for Romney

Tuscon Citizen

Political action is heating up as Arizona's Feb. 5 primaries near - from both ends of the spectrum.

From the right, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will headline a rally Friday for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Romney is one of Sen. John McCain's chief competitors for the Republican presidential nomination.

Arpaio is the honorary chairman of Romney's Arizona campaign and will be in Tucson on Friday for a series of pro-Romney events.
He'll begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites, 5151 E. Grant Road, then at 3:30 he'll be at Broadway Proper Retirement Community, 400 S. Broadway Place. He'll finish up at a 6:30 p.m. rally at the Medicine Man Art Gallery, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road.

Who is Sheriff Joe Arpaio?

The National Ledger

Many Republicans, maybe even a few Democrats, believe there is a real problem. One of them is Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. He’s nationally known for tough measures like taking away prisoners’ movies, their girlie magazines, and their hot meals. The philosophy he espouses is jails should be places people want to avoid.

When motorists are stopped in his jurisdiction, their immigration status is checked. They’re arrested if they’re here illegally. He’s also instituted a hot line for citizens to report employers suspected of hiring illegals. The New York Times offered its own imprimatur of the sheriff’s actions Sunday, editorializing that he “hounds immigrant day laborers as aggressively as he chases headlines.”

Sheriff Joe journeyed to Iowa last week to campaign for the person he’s supporting for president. He didn’t endorse fellow Arizonan John McCain. He didn’t express approval for Mike Huckabee.

Inside America's toughest jail (Brit paper says Sheriff Joe Arpaio's ideas would be great for U.K.)
The Sun

HIGH above the Arizona desert, a pink neon sign flashes the word “vacancy” from a watch tower manned by armed guards.

Surrounded by 25ft barbed wire fences, this is the welcome offered by America’s toughest jail ? Tent City in Phoenix.

Inside, nearly 1,000 prisoners live in army surplus tents, baking in temperatures of 122°F (50°C) in summer and freezing during winter.

No matter how many criminals are locked up here, the vacancy sign is never turned off.

Instead, if prisoner numbers increase, jail supremo Sheriff Joe Arpaio simply orders extra tents. He says: “I will build tents to house 100,000 people before I ever let anybody out of jail early. If I have to, I will put up tents from here to Mexico.”


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

Sheriff Joe is known nationally as one of the toughest law-and-order guys around, and someone of impeccable conservative credentials. I wonder if this shows the lack of McCain's non appeal to his fellow Arizonans. Like we heard New York is no fan of Rudy. That would be so embarassing when your own State does not want you to be President. I think Gore's as well did not vote for him when he ran for President.

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Congressman Asks Prez To Support 2nd Amendment

U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode, R-Va.

Congressman asks prez to support 2nd Amendment (Rep. Virgil Goode)
'Administration should reflect right to keep and bear arms'


A Republican congressman from Virginia is asking President Bush to order the Justice Department to submit a brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case that supports the rights afforded U.S. citizens under the Second Amendment.

The request from Rep. Virgil Goode concerns a filing submitted by the Justice Department in a Supreme Court case over the legality of a handgun ban imposed by the District of Columbia.

A similar request already has been submitted by officials for the Gun Owners of America, whose executive director, Larry Pratt, warned:

"If the Supreme Court were to accept the Solicitor General's line of argument, D.C.'s categorical gun ban of virtually all self-defense firearms could well be found to be constitutional. ..."

But worse than that, he said, the new precedent to affirm any and all gun restrictions would be "reasonable," constitutionally the lowest rung of the qualifications ladder.

"In contrast to other provisions in the Bill of Rights, which can only be trumped by 'compelling state interests,' the Second Amendment would be relegated to an inferior position at the lowest rung of the constitutional ladder, should the Justice Department prevail," said Pratt.

Goode now has weighed in on the issue, sending Bush a letter this week about the arguments submitted in the case.

"If this view prevails, a national ban on all firearms – including hunting rifles – could be constitutional, even if the court decides – on ample historical evidence – that the Founders intended the Second Amendment as an individual right," his letter said.
"I would ask that you direct the Justice Department to withdraw this unfortunate brief and to replace it with an opinion which reflects the right of law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms," Goode wrote.

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

First of all can you imagine that ANY President would have to be asked to support our 2nd Amendment. God hlep us!!

... rights afforded U.S. citizens under the Second Amendment.
God given rights guarenteed by the Second Ammendment. I wish they would get that right.

Our Founders clearly recognized the 'right' of self-defense in forging the 2nd Amendment. They recognized that the 2nd Amendment protects all the other Amendments from governmental tyranny, particularly the 1st, 4th, and 5th. If the 2nd Amendment falls, then so will all the others in rapid succession.

Is there any constituency left in the party that Bush hasn't stabbed in the back yet?

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The Hero Bear Who Went To War

The hero bear who went to war (and loved a smoke and a beer)

Daily Mail

Voytek the 'soldier bear' was a secret weapon used by the Polish troops in World War II

Like any soldier, he loved to relax with a cigarette and a bottle of beer when out of the firing line.

But in the heat of battle, he became an inspiring figure - bravely passing ammunition along to supply the guns.

All the men in the Second Polish Transport Company agreed that the recruit they called Voytek was the perfect comrade.

As for Voytek, he was just happy to be part of the unit... ever ready to lend a helping paw.

The 250lb brown bear, standing more than 6ft tall, was possibly the most remarkable combatant of the Second World War, seeing action amid the hell of Monte Cassino in Italy.

After the war, he and his fellow troops were billeted in Scotland and he lived out his days in Edinburgh Zoo, dying in 1963.

Now a campaign is under way to build a permanent memorial to the remarkable animal who fought so valiantly for the Allied forces.

Voytek was just a tiny bundle of fur when he was discovered wandering in the hills of Iran by the Second Polish Transport Company when they were driving through Persia towards Palestine in 1943.

Having lost his mother, he attached himself to the men, who fed him on condensed milk and gave him an old washing up bowl to sleep in.

Little wonder that the troops adopted him, and soon found he could be a useful addition. As he grew he was trained to carry heavy mortar rounds.

Story has it that in the heat of summer he learned to work the shower, and used it so often that the Nissen hut had to be locked to prevent him exhausting the water supply.

On one occasion, Voytek was delighted to find the door ajar. Entering the bear discovered a cowering Arab who had come to spy out the lie of the land for a raiding party, intending to steal all the weapons and ammunition.

The spy confessed all, the raiding party were rounded up, and Voytek became a hero. He was given two bottles of beer and allowed to spend all morning splashing happily in the bath hut.

When Polish forces were deployed to Europe the only way to take the bear with them was to enlist him.
He was given a name, rank and number and when the Polish II Corps arrived in Italy in 1944 to supply their own and British frontline soldiers with desperately needed ammunition and food, Voytek was their secret weapon.

Despite almost constant heavy fire, Voytek travelled in the munitions trucks, his head hanging out of the window.

He helped the supply side by cradling 25lb shells or boxes of ammunition in his arms and passing them down the line.

Off-duty, he loved nothing more than a bottle of beer, a cigarette and to wrestle with the men - in between raids on the cookhouse.

By the end of the war, Voytek had become a symbol of ursine courage, but his country was under Soviet domination, so he travelled with other Polish troops to Scotland and the Berwickshire village of Hutton.

Soldiers who were stationed with him say that he was easy to get along with.

Voytek soon took on many human characteristics, crying when left alone and covering his eyes with his paws if chastised.

As he grew, he became a key member of the unit, being trained to carry mortar shells.

In the heat of summer, he reportedly learned to work the shower of the unit's bath hut.

On one occasion, Voytek was delighted to find the door ajar - and discovered an Arab who was spying for a raiding party.

The intruder confessed all, and the enemy were rounded up. Hailed a hero, Voytek was given two bottles of beer and allowed to spend all morning splashing happily in the bath hut.

When the Poles were deployed to Italy in 1944 to supply Allied troops with desperately-needed food and ammunition, the only way to take their furry friend with them was to officially enlist him - so he was given a name, rank and number.

As the bitter battle for the monastery of Monte Cassino was fought, the bear travelled in the munitions trucks, his head hanging out of the window, ignoring almost constant shellfire.

Cradling 25lb shells or boxes of ammunition in his arms, he would effortlessly pass them down the line. Off-duty, he loved a bottle of beer, a cigarette and to wrestle with the men - in between raids on the cookhouse.

Voytek was found by soldiers when he was just a cub but he soon became attached to the troops

At the end of the war, the transport company was stationed in the village of Hutton, Berwickshire, where Voytek became a local legend.

"He was like a big dog, no one was scared of him," said Polish veteran Augustyn Karolewski, 82, who still lives near the site of the camp.

"He liked a cigarette, he liked a bottle of beer - he drank a bottle of beer like any man." When the troops were demobilised, Voytek moved to Edinburgh Zoo.

Mr Karolewski went to see him and found he still responded to the Polish language.

"As soon as I mentioned his name, he would sit on his backside and shake his head, wanting a cigarette.

"It wasn't easy to throw a cigarette to him - I made several attempts until he got one."

Teacher Garry Paulin has written a book, Voytek - The Soldier Bear, which will be published next month.

Aileen Orr, who lives in Hutton, is campaigning for a memorial. "The story is totally amazing and it would be good if we could have some memorial in Scotland, perhaps at Holyrood, to celebrate the bear's life," she said.

And like any other combatant, he is even said to have had an official name, rank and number.

Now a campaign is underway to build a permanent British memorial to the remarkable bear who fought so valiantly for the Allied forces and lived out his final days in Edinburgh Zoo.

Polish veteran Augustyn Karolewski, 82, who still lives near the site of the camp in Berwickshire, said: 'He was like a big dog, no-one was scared of him.

"He liked a cigarette, he liked a bottle of beer - he drank a bottle of beer like any man."

When the troops were demobilised, Voytek spent his last days at Edinburgh Zoo, where died in 1963.

Mr Karolewski went back to see him on a couple of occasions and found he still responded to the Polish language.

He explained: "I went to Edinburgh Zoo once or twice when Voytek was there.

"As soon as I mentioned his name he would sit on his backside and shake his head wanting a cigarette. "It wasn't easy to throw a cigarette to him - all the attempts I made until he eventually got one."

Teacher Garry Paulin has written a book Voytek -The Soldier Bear, which will be published next month. Campaigner Aileen Orr, who lives in the village of Hutton, said she first heard about Voytek as a child from her grandfather who served with the King's Own Scottish Borderers.

She said: "I thought he had made it up to be quite honest but it was only when I got married and came here that I knew in fact he was here, Voytek was here.

"It is just amazing, the story is totally amazing and it would be good if we could have some memorial in Scotland, perhaps at Holyrood, to celebrate the bear's life."

Voytek in the zoo: He soldiered on there until 1963

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

You know I love, LOVE, this story. I also loved how Polish veteran Augustyn Karolewski went back to the zoo to visit Voytek.

...Thank you Tom for sending me this story. I am smiling so big reading about this bear and the soldiers.

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Outback's ' bloomin onion' Favorite Of Troops

Smells of secret sauces and spices filled the inside of the dining facility as employees from Outback Steakhouse prepared Bloomin’ Onions, calamari, and pasta. Outside, the scent of sizzling steaks rose from the grill and wafted throughout the base.

A task force of 22 employees from Outback Steakhouse and its sister company Carrabba’s Italian Grill fed the troops of Al Asad during Feeding Freedom Five.

To complete their mission they had to reach one goal: give the service members the best meal of their deployment.

“We came to show our support and it’s a way for us to say thank you from Carrabba’s and Outback,” said Josh Upton, a national food technician for Carrabba’s Italian Grill and the team leader for the operation. “One of our philosophies is to give for the sake of giving, not to get something back.”

Outback Steakhouse began arranging Feeding Freedom Five in November of 2006. The tours, which are semi-annual, are designed to feed deployed service members throughout the Middle East, feeding troops in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Salerno and Iraq.

According to Shanda Breedlove, a service technician at Outback Steakhouse in Atlanta, Ga., the point of the tour was to bring service members a taste of home and give them a good meal.

“It’s been very exciting, it’s nice to see their faces, they really appreciate this and it’s not enough thanks for what they do for us,” said Breedlove. “It’s very simple, but I’m glad it means a lot to them.”

To achieve the same freshness and food quality as a steakhouse from home, the company donated all of the food. The rib eye steaks, potatoes, onions, and calamari we’re flown over to provide the highest degree of freshness and satisfaction for the troops.

In order to produce a meal for approximately 13,000 service members and contractors on Al Asad, the Outback employees took a lesson from the troops; they learned to adapt and overcome.

The biggest challenge the Outback employees faced was making sure everything came together including preparation time and ingredients, added Matt Bregner, a food quality control technician for Outback restaurants in the Penn. region.

The team spent the night before the dinner preparing the Bloomin’ Onions, Bloomin’ Onion sauce and potatoes at all three base dining facilities. They cut the fresh onions with a special press and then made the Bloomin’ Onion sauce by mixing secret ingredients. Finally, they rinsed the potatoes in salt and butter before baking them.

“Preparation wise, it takes about eight hours for this many people,” said Upton. “We cook the steaks non-stop from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. to get them all done. We have 14,000 steaks. The last feeding we had, we served fillets and every Marine came up for two steaks and a potato.”

The Outback employees had mixed predictions on what the troops would like the most, but they had it cornered to either the Bloomin’ Onion or the steak. The votes weren’t quite unanimous among the service members, but the two most popular menu items were the Bloomin’ Onion and the rib eye steak.

“The bloomin onion was the best part of the meal,” commented Lance Cpl. Jeff Harris, a data network specialist with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163.

After reflecting on the meal with a full belly, service members found they appreciated more than just the steak.

“The steak is juicy, it’s tender and it’s not overcooked,” said Lance Cpl. Arthur Watson, a Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29 avionics technician. “It reminds me of back home and this shows us that there are actually people out there who care.”

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

I absolutely love when business's do things for the troops. It sets them above the others in so many ways. And our soldiers appreciate it so much.

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January 26, 2008

Who is Juan Hernandez?

WND for complete article

The Hispanic outreach director for Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign is a dual American-Mexican citizen known for his "Mexico first" declarations to immigrants in the U.S..

...Juan Hernandez's position in the campaign belies the Republican candidate's attempt to position himself as an advocate of border security.

"Juan works with us to reach out to the Hispanic community to meet with the folks in the various states," Rogers said.

Asked if the McCain campaign has repudiated Hernandez's "Mexico first" declarations, Rogers did not give a direct answer.

In an appearance on ABC's Nightline in 2001, Hernandez said, referring to Mexican immigrants in the U.S., "I want the third generation, the seventh generation, I want them all to think 'Mexico first.'"

Hernandez told the Associated Press the same year, "I never knew the border as a limitation. I'd be delighted if all of us could come and go between these two marvelous countries."

Last August, Hernandez published a book entitled "The New American Pioneers: Why Are We Afraid of Mexican Immigrants?" in which he argued Mexican immigrants, both legal and illegal, were at the forefront of establishing a new North American market combining the U.S. with Mexico.

Mark Krikorian, director for the Center for Immigration Studies:

"Has McCain offered Hernandez, a former high-level foreign government official who presumably swore an oath to uphold the Mexican constitution, a place on a future McCain Administration? That's not a rhetorical question."

While McCain is now emphasizing border security, the policy posted on his website repeats many of the "flexible labor market" arguments advanced in the Kennedy-McCain comprehensive immigration reform bills, arguing for the necessity of a guest-worker program.

No fence

Hernandez has appeared on various cable news talk shows aggressively arguing against building any fence on the Mexican border, insisting the frontier need to remain wide open so illegal immigrants can easily cross into the U.S.

Hernandez was the first U.S.-born cabinet member to serve President Vicente Fox, operating from Los Pinos, the Mexican White House. Hernandez represented the 24 million Mexicans living abroad whom Fox then called "heroes" for representing Mexico in the foreign nations in which they lived.

In 1996, Hernandez was responsible for inviting Fox, then governor of the Mexican state of Guanajuanto, to speak at the University of Texas, Dallas, where he met George W. Bush, then governor of Texas, for the first time.


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

The Republicans are committing suicide if McCain wins the nomination. I see no distinction between Clinton, Obama or McCain. Is John McCain campaigning to become the 44th President of the United States, or is he really running to become the 1st President of the North American Union?

Hernandez website

The two biggest at illegal pandering, US citizen destroying, are McCain or Huckabee.

Wtih McCain or Huckabee, we will need big wallet, for taking care of Mexican and South American citizens.

McCain and Huck are the same, but for professed different reasons. McCain, is an establishment bought and paid for elite, likes cheap human capital. Huck is a Christian Democrat who will rob your wallet by imposing state charity to take care of the poor illegals he will provide to the elites.

Hernandez is smarmy. Very condescending. He and Lou Dobbs went a few rounds. This dual citizenship stuff is just the worst.

....Thank you so much Mark for this article.

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Hillary ~ Rules? We don’t need no stinkin’ rules!

Statement by Senator Hillary Clinton on the Seating of Delegates at the Democratic National Convention

Press release from Hillary for President

"I hear all the time from people in Florida and Michigan that they want their voices heard in selecting the Democratic nominee.

"I believe our nominee will need the enthusiastic support of Democrats in these states to win the general election, and so I will ask my Democratic convention delegates to support seating the delegations from Florida and Michigan. I know not all of my delegates will do so and I fully respect that decision. But I hope to be President of all 50 states and U.S. territories, and that we have all 50 states represented and counted at the Democratic convention.

"I hope my fellow potential nominees will join me in this.

"I will of course be following the no-campaigning pledge that I signed, and expect others will as well."

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

Both Michigan and Florida were penalized delegates by the DNC for moving forward in the calendar against party rules. Clinton won Michigan unopposed, and is expected to win Florida as well. By now asking that all these delegates be seated, Clinton is trying to grab extra votes at the convention that shouldn’t be competed for. If Obama would have won she would not be doing this. The Clintons CHEAT!

More very dirty tricks by the Clinton's to try to win. Maybe the Clinton Campaign is seeing REAL TROUBLE on the Horizon for FEB. 5, and are trying to lock this up, now. The rest of this year is going to be unbelievably nasty.

One of the stuntmen a friend of Nick's sent this link to from Daily KOS oh my gosh. LOL They have a thread there called..."Hillary Clinton to Howard Dean: Screw you." and as of right now there are 1190 comments in the thread and they are furious. hahahaha

Intro to thread

...."Hillary Clinton's campaign is actively and, for the first time, openly seeking to undermine Howard Dean.
The context, of course, is the seating of the Michigan and Florida delegations. Where no one has campaigned. And, in the case of Michigan, where Clinton was the only one on the ballot.
And where the DNC made a decision, at great cost and pain, to strip them of delegates for violating party rules.
But, rules don't apply if they don't help the Clintons"

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Walk Right In ~ LOL

Extremist sniper walks into Coalition hands (Baghdad)

4IBCT, 1ID Public Affairs


Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers were given a gift when a sniper walked into their control during a small arms engagement in West Rashid, Jan. 22.
“Black Lions,” of Company B, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, were hunting for three men believed to have been firing at them, when two men attempting to flee the cordon entered a house occupied by MND-B Soldiers.

One of the men was positively identified at the scene as a known sniper, while the other is an alleged extremist.

The suspected sniper and extremist were taken to a Coalition Detention Facility for further questions.

This is part of Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers’ on going offensive operations in support of Operation Phantom Phoenix, to kill or capture al-Qaeda and Shia/Sunni extremists to deny them rest and sanctuary in Baghdad and the surrounding rural areas.

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

LOL I LOVE this, the bad guiy sniper walked right into their control. heh heh. God bless our troops.

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Our Awesome Military

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tyler Carroll fires an AT-4 during live-fire training, Jan. 18, 2008, at the Udairi Range Complex in Kuwait. Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Pendleton, Calif., are training as part of their current deployment to the Pacific and Arabian Gulf. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bryson K. Jones


...New Taliban Secret Weapon LOL


Aviation ordnancemen mount an air-to-air missile onto a Super Hornet on the flight deck aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Persian Gulf, Jan. 22, 2008. The ordnancemen are assigned to the "Raging Bulls" of Strike Fighter Squadron 37. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Justin Lee Losack


New soldiers in U.S. Army basic combat training roll up their sleeves in preparation for immunizations during in-processing January 16, 2008 at Fort Jackson, S.C. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Micky M. Bazaldua


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Republican Party And The Election

02/12/1999 Impeachment of President Clinton - Article I No Vote
02/12/1999 Impeachment of President Clinton - Article II No Vote
04/11/2007 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Yes Vote
04/11/2007 HOPE Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Yes Vote
07/18/2006 Stem Cell Research Bill Yes Vote
12/21/2005 Removal of ANWR Provision from HR 2863 No Vote
06/06/2007 English as the Common Language Voted No

McCaini co-authored global-warming legislation with Sen. Joe Lieberman.

In South Carolina, McCain made another huge turn left all again making sure to trash ANWR and drilling in ANWR. Everybody's talking about energy independence and coming up with ways to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

McCain championed an immigration bill that would have set up a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

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

And this from a transcript of Rush Limbaugh that I think is excellent



I've decided if we've got a bunch of Republicans who go out and act like liberals or moderates in order to get those people to vote for a Republican, I'm going to insult the moderates, and I'm going to see to it that they don't want to vote in the party I'm a member of. (laughs) Somebody's gotta do something here. Now, seriously, folks. It is one thing to go out and attract the so-called Reagan Democrats, these moderate conservatives that have been Democrat by tradition. It's one thing to go get them by talking to them from the standpoint of conservatism and freedom, American exceptionalism, and greatness; but it is not good to go get them if you're going to pander to them with populism and make them also dependent on the Republican Party as they already are on the Democrat Party. That's not what we're about. "But, Rush? But, Rush? What about winning the election?" I understand, folks, and I understand some of you that think any of our Republican candidates would be better than Hillary or Obama, and you're probably right about that.

I'm not going to dispute that, but I'm going to tell you: there's not going to be much difference in terms of policy or what's going to happen to the Republican Party. Look, the Republican Party matters to me in the sense that it is the vessel -- it is the host, if you will -- for conservatism. Now, too many Republicans look at themselves as the host, and conservatives as an infection -- as a virus that has been spreading throughout the Republican Party and slowly eating it away. Wrong. That's what will happen if we succeed in having a candidate -- I don't care who it is -- who is so enamored with getting independents and moderates and certain liberals, by going out and trying to be like them and telling them that our party is in fact their home. It's the Invasion of the Body Snatchers all over again in a political sense. Now, I keep talking about Ronaldus Magnus. Pete Wehner has a great piece today at Commentary, their website, and I'll share excerpts with you in a second. But remember, now: My devotion to Reagan is not a cult of personality. I think a lot of people's devotion to McCain is. I think a lot of people's devotion to Governor Huckabee is a cult of personality. Reagan didn't invent conservatism. He just showed how to apply it, and he showed how it attracts voters.

How can you do better than a 49-state landslide? A fifty-state landslide, but it's pretty damn close. Anybody want to tell me that Reagan was campaigning as a moderate, independent? Anybody want to tell me that Reagan was running around campaigning and telling people how to become dependent on the government? Come on, folks! It's time to wake up here. I understand going out and "expanding the base" and having a chance at electoral victory and so forth, but if it means destroying the Republican Party -- and certainly losing, by the way. Does anybody think that the way to be elected president is to out-liberal liberals, to out-moderate moderates? Some of this just escapes me, especially when the history is not that long ago. It's fairly recent; it's the eighties. Even the Contract with America and the Republicans winning the House of Representatives in 1994, you think we did that with liberalism? You think we did that by attracting moderates? We had a little help there because there's so much corruption on the House of Representatives on the Democrat side, but how did anybody know about that? Talk radio -- which, back then, was me. Well, still is me. Ha-ha-ha! Anyway, don't forget the main point here. There's no magic and there's nothing valorous about going out and attracting people to our party by being like them, and having them think that our party is a new home for them, because of whatever deficiencies there are with Hillary or Obama or what have you.

That expediency to win is going to set us back. For those of us that are conservatives first and Republicans second, this is something that matters deeply. As I said, global warming and campaign finance reform are not just little throwaway issues that McCain made mistakes on and maybe apologized for (which he hasn't). They're substantive. They're crucial. I think this notion that we've gotta go out and broaden the base of the party by forsaking our own roots, by forsaking our own base, I'm going to tell you: You talk about this notion, "When you get down to nominations, Rush, and you get down to the presidential race, if it's McCain or Huckabee or any of our guys against Hillary or Obama, you really think that our guys are going to stay home and not vote for our side?" It depends. If our nominee spends a whole campaign acting like he's embarrassed at his own base; like he's angry at them, wants to diminish them and deemphasize them; and wants to instead build his party and his victory on members of the Democrat Party and liberals and moderates; yeah, it's going to make 'em mad! There's already an undertow of real anger at Senator McCain over immigration alone and McCain-Feingold, among the Republican base. It's just these moderates and squishy Jell-Os out there, those that are also in the media. They're out of touch with the Republican base as well. The Republican base embarrasses them. So these are the people that consider themselves to be the party's "modernizers."

Well, hell, I'm all for "modernization," but not destruction.

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RUSH: You know, about this modernizing business, my friends, and you know this, I do not blow my own horn. I do not tout my own whistle. I do not call attention to myself. That just happens. I do not say, "Notice me. Notice me." But I'm going to step in here on something. All this talk about modernizing the so-called conservative movement or modernizing the Republican Party, how many of you have heard the term "New Media"? You're responsible for it. Well, I'm responsible for it, but you have sustained it, all of you in the audience. We are the New Media. I think that's modernization. I think the true modernization of the movement and moving it forward and, quote, unquote, of the party is happening in the New Media. We are leading it, and there are people who don't like that, either, within our own structure, within our own movement.

McCain says, "I think I'll match my conservative record up against anybody that's running." Okay, now, see, that's pretty clever. It's pretty clever, because one of the laments among a lot of conservatives is that we don't have a thoroughbred out there, that every one of these guys has some sort of a question mark about them that you can go to in their past. As I said once, "The only guy that doesn't have to defend a prior liberal governing stance or moderate governing stance," well, and it's not even totally, "is Thompson." But even Thompson went along with McCain on the campaign finance reform thing. So, nobody is a thoroughbred out there.

We're not looking for purity. We're looking for people that want to beat liberals, not join them, and not have them join us. That's not the future. Do you ever hear liberals say -- do you hear Obama and these guys running around saying -- "We need to go out and attract conservatives to our party. We need to find out how to broaden or base?" Do you think if any one of those candidates -- be it Obama, be it Mrs. Clinton, be it the Breck Girl -- started talking in ways that would attract somebody like me, that their party would put up with it in order to win?

Well, they promised a middle class tax cut, but they don't deliver the thing. You know, it works when the conservative Democrats run in local, state, House of Representatives elections. That's how they won the House last time. That's another thing that bugs me. When the Democrats do want to win, especially in local House race, they run conservative Democrats, and they win. Our own side wants to shuck and jive conservatism; sweep it aside as something that's an antique, that needs to be modernized and so forth. It's patently absurd. Now, having said that, it is very interesting to listen to Obama cite Reagan.

This embarrasses me. He's citing Reagan in great ways. He's not citing Reagan on policy. He wouldn't dare do that, and he's taking a risk doing it anyway. That group over there despises Reagan even more than some of the country club, blue-blood Republicans on our side despised Reagan -- make no mistake, they did. Nevertheless he's out there citing Reagan, but he's doing it in the context of attitudes and uplifting sentiments, optimism and hope and inspiration. The kind of things our people ought to be doing, Obama is out there-doing.

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January 25, 2008

Three Little Pigs story "too offensive"

Ali Baba Bound ....Porky Pig in Ali-Baba Bound 1940

Three Little Pigs story "too offensive"


A story based on the Three Little Pigs has been rejected by a government quango in case it offends Muslims.

The digital remake of the children's classic was criticised by Becta, the education technology agency, because "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".

Officials also attacked the story - called The Three Little Cowboy Builders - for stereotyping the building trade, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The comments were condemned by the computer program's creator as "a slap in the face"

The controversy was sparked during an awards ceremony designed to honour the best educational stories, programmes and teaching aids for children.

Dozens of companies submitted entries but Newcastle-based publishers Shoo Fly were shocked when judges told them that their interactive 3D book was unsuitable for children.

In a feedback form, Becta told the company: "Judges would not recommend this product to the Muslim community in particular."

The story for primary school pupils replaces pigs with "cowboy builders" as part of a light-hearted tale designed to spark interest in reading and design technology skills.

But its authors were also told that it portrays the building industry in a bad light.

Judges said "retelling a story" was acceptable, but it "should not alienate parts of the workforce", adding that builders should be "positive" role models for young children.

"Is it true that all builders are cowboys, builders get their work blown down, and builders are like pigs?" the judges asked.

Anne Curtis, the founder of Shoo Fly, which won a prize at the prestigious Education Resource Awards for the story, said: "The feedback amounted to a verbal assault.

"I feel these criticisms aim to close the minds of teachers and young people to some issues."

Muslims criticised Becta's response and insisted that a computer program based on the Three Little Pigs should be welcomed in state schools.

Tahir Alam, the head of education at the Muslim Council of Britain, said: "We are not offended by that at all."

Yesterday, the quango stood by the verdict, which was made by 70 independent judges, mainly teachers.


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

In this case its not the Muslims objecting, it's the bleeding-heart Liberal Multiculturalists. More preemptive dhimmi behavior from the British educational elite.

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Retired Green Beret Shoots Intruder, Gets Court Martial

Retired Green Beret shoots intruder, gets court martial

BREVARD, Jan. 19, 2008 – Retired Army Green Beret Smokey Taylor got his court martial this weekend and came away feeling good about it.

Taylor, at age 80 the oldest member of Chapter XXXIII of the Special Forces Association, was on trial by his peers under the charge of “failing to use a weapon of sufficient caliber” in the shooting of an intruder at his home in Knoxville, TN, in December.

The entire affair, of course, was very much tongue in cheek. Taylor had been awakened in the early morning hours of Dec. 17, 2007, when an intruder broke into his home. He investigated the noises with one of his many weapons in hand.

When the intruder threatened him with a knife, Taylor warned him, then brought his .22 caliber pistol to bear and shot him right between the eyes.

“That boy had the hardest head I’ve ever seen,” Taylor said after his trial. “The bullet bounced right off.” The impact knocked the would-be thief down momentarily. He crawled out of the room then got up and ran out the door and down the street. Knoxville police apprehended him a few blocks away and he now awaits trial in the Knox County jail.

The charges against Taylor were considered to be serious. He is a retired Special Forces Weapons Sergeant with extensive combat experience during the wars in Korea and Vietnam.

“Charges were brought against him under the premise that he should have saved the county and taxpayers the expense of a trial,” said Chapter XXXIII President Bill Long of Asheville. “He could have used a .45 or .38. The .22 just wasn’t big enough to get the job done.”

Taylor’s defense attorney, another retired Weapons Sergeant, disagreed. He said Taylor had done the right thing in choosing to arm himself with a .22.

“If he’d used a .45 or something like that the round would have gone right through the perp, the wall, the neighbor’s wall and possibly injured some innocent child asleep in its bed,” he said. “I believe the evidence shows that Smokey Taylor exercised excellent judgment in his choice of weapons. He did nothing wrong, and clearly remains to this day an excellent weapons man.”

Counsel for the defense then floated a theory as to why the bullet bounced off the perp’s forehead.

“He was victimized by old ammunition,” he said, “just as he was in Korea and again in Vietnam, when his units were issued ammo left over from World War II.”

Taylor said nothing in his own defense, choosing instead to allow his peers to debate the matter. After the trial he said the ammunition was indeed old and added the new information that the perp had soiled his pants as he crawled out of the house.

“I would have had an even worse mess to clean up if it had gone through his forehead,” Taylor said. “It was good for both of us that it didn’t.”

Following testimony from both sides, Taylor was acquitted of the charges and was given a round of applause.
Meanwhile, back in Knox County, the word is out: Don’t go messing with Smokey Taylor. He just bought a whole bunch of fresh ammo.

Tribune Editor Bill Fishburne is a member of the Larry Thorne Chapter XXXIII of the Special Forces Association.

James T "Smokey" Taylor, D-529, of Knoxville, TN and an original member of Chapter 33, has been nominated by the American Legion, Post #2, Knoxville, Tennessee, to serve as Grand Chef De Gare du Tennessee. This is an honor Smokey richly deserves.


WHEREAS: Voiture 353 du Tennessee has as a member in good standing a highly qualified yageur Militaire with impeccable qualifications and character, and

WHEREAS: This Voyageur Militaire has served his country honorably during the period from October 1950 to October 1970 including service in-country during the Viet Nam War (Airborne All TheWay!), and

WHEREAS: This Voyageur Militaire has served the American Legion continuously since March 1976, and has served his Post, District, and Department in many various offices to include Post Vice Commander, Commander and Adjutant, and

WHEREAS: This Voyageur Militaire has served La Societé des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux continuously since March 1977, and has served his Voiture in every elected office to include Chef de Gare, and has served on many committees, and

WHEREAS: This Voyageur Militaire has served the Grande Voiture du Tennessee in the elected offices of Grand Cheminot and Grand Chef de Train (East), and has served on several committees, most recently as Grand Directeur POW/MIA, and

WHEREAS: As Locale Membership Directeur, this Voyageur Militaire has led Voiture 353 to two consecutive years of 100% membership, attaining 118% for the current year, now

Therefore be it resolved: Voiture 353 du Tennessee places in nomination for the high office of Grand Chef de Gare du Tennessee for the year 2003-2004 the name of Voyageur Militaire James T. Taylor.

Approved In Regularly Scheduled Promenade, held at American Legion Post # 2, Knoxville, TN, December 7th, 2002.

(signed) ERNEST W. BOLTON - Chef de Gare, V-353
WILLIAM JETT - Correspondant, V-353


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

LOL I love it, what a great story. God bless our Special Forces!!!

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

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Muslim Opening Prayer At Iowa Statehouse

Muslim opening prayer at Iowa Statehouse raises concerns”

By: Erin Ballou,

Pilot Tribune Staff

The Iowa Legislature started just over a week ago and some people were upset before the first issue was every addressed. When the session began, a Muslim Imam began the prayer in the Iowa Legislature. This is where the controversy begins.

The prayer asked of "Victory over those who disbelieve," and "Protection from the great Satan" among other things. Pastor Steve Smith of the Evangelical Free Church in Albert City is among those concerned about the Muslim prayer. Rev. Smith admits that he doesn't know about all the levels of Muslim but knows that the Jihadists believe those in the U.S. are the great Satan.
Rev. Smith also wants to point out the mention of "victory over those who disbelieve." He feels "this is a request in the Iowa Legislature for God to grant the Muslims victory over every non-muslim. Not a request for salvation."

Smith takes it as a gesture not of prayer but more as a political statement, especially with the wars that have been going on in the Middle East.

"I'm not concerned about a Muslim Imam opening the Legislature in prayer but it concerns me with the statements that were made. He interpreted this prayer from his understanding of Islam."

Here is the text of the opening prayer, as transcribed by Radio Iowa:
Imam Muhammad Khan of the Islamic Center of Des Moines spoke first in Arabic.

"I seek refuge in God against the accursed Satan in the name of God, most gracious, most merciful," Khan said in English. Khan made no specific mention of the war in Iraq or foreign affairs, but he called God the "master of the day of judgment" and asked for "victory over those who disbelieve." "As we begin this new a world with trials and tribulations, we ask you to open the hearts of our legislators and policy makers to make the right decisions for the people of Iowa," Khan said. "...We ask that you guide our legislators and give them the wisdom and knowledge to tackle the difficult problems that face us today in order to eliminate the senseless crimes on humanity. Help them, Lord, to solve the complicated problems in the State of Iowa so that we can be a model to the world."

Khan's prayer lasted about four minutes.

Representative Gary Worthan of Storm Lake said that he agrees with the concern being shown over the Muslim prayer.

He said that he has registered his concerns with the proper authorities.

As the father of two sons who have fought terrorism in the military, Worthan said the phrases mentioned earlier also jumped out at him and he said he shares concern for the same reasons as the constituents he is hearing from.

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

I realize the England is deep into this giving in to Islam. But we are not far behind. Prayers for our country and it's future. IMO there is nothing good that can come from having this Moslem pray at the Iowa Statehouse. Nothing! This catering to followers of Islam is so dangerous.

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January 24, 2008

Hillary Told Hispanics "bring their brooms and vacuum cleaners to the White House"

Clinton: This Is Personal

ABC News' Eloise Harper reports:

Speaking in North Bergen, N.J., Sen. Hillary Clinton was brought on stage by Sen. Bob Menendez. Menedez spoke in Spanish and riled up the majority-Hispanic crowd.

A banner behind a group of Clinton supporters read: "Juntos con Hillary, Una Vida Mejor."

Clinton rattled through her stump speech. She told the crowd that she is going to need their help cleaning up the White House and suggested they bring their brooms and vacuum cleaners to help.

Clinton closed with a line that she doesn't normally use.

"This is really personal to me," Clinton said. "I want New Jersey to be with me not just on Feb. 5 and all the way through the election in November."
Then Clinton began chanting/yelling, "Will you help me? Will you help me? Will you help me? Will you help me? Will you help me? Will you help me?"
After that members of the crowd chanted back, "Will you help me?" -- and the cries soon turned into calls of "Hillary! Hillary!"

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

“Clinton rattled through her stump speech. She told the crowd that she is going to need their help cleaning up the White House and suggested they bring their brooms and vacuum cleaners to help. “

Holy moley!!! Did she then ask for a that a mint be left on her pillow????

Can you imagine the outrage had a Republican said this?? Hillary has absolutely NO class and she wants to represent us to the rest of the world? YIKES Disgusting! I hope the good Lord will have mercy on us.

This is a whole new level of pandering and insult, even for Hillary. When will a politician pander to me by delivering a speech in Swiss/German and stand their wearing laderhosen. LOL

What I will have to assume is that it seems the group she was talking to may not have understood what she said since it was in English or perhaps it didn't sink in.

Will Hillary bring the silverware back with her?

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Suicide Bomber Falls Down Stairs ~ Allah OOPS! LOL

Suicide bomber falls down stairs

From correspondents in Khost, Afghanistan
January 24, 2008 12:39pm

A WOULD-be suicide bomber fell down a flight of stairs and blew himself up as he headed out for an attack in Afghanistan, police say.

It was the second such incident in two days, with another man killing himself and three others on Tuesday when his bomb-filled waistcoat exploded as he was putting it on in the southern town of Lashkar Gah.

Yesterday's blast was in a busy market area of the eastern town of Khost, a deputy provincial police chief said.

The would-be attacker tripped as he was leaving a building apparently to target an opening ceremony for a mosque that was expected to be attended by Afghan and international military officials, said Sakhi Mir.

"Coming down the stairs, he fell down and exploded. Two civilian women and a man were wounded,'' Mir said.

Suicide attacks are regular feature of an insurgency led by the extremist Taliban movement that was in government between 1996 and 2001. The most deadly was in November 2007 and killed nearly 80 people, most of them school students.

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

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL it's not like you can rehearse this or anything.

He probably only gets one lousy virgin for just wounding someone.

This is not from this story but it is so funny. I thought you might like a good laugh.

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500,000 Fake Guns Flooding Britain Every Year

500,000 fake guns flooding Britain every year... and that's just through ONE port

Daily Mail.

Up to half a million replica guns are flooding into Britain each year through a single port, police have revealed.

Uzis, Berettas and AK47 rifles are among the huge stash of firearms shipped in from across the globe by importers at Felixstowe, Suffolk.

Though some are sold on legally, police fear most are falling into the hands of criminals who use them to intimidate victims.

Many imitation weapons can be converted into real guns in a matter of hours, although police say this is not the case with the guns brought in through Felixstowe.

Half of all gun crime, including street robberies, involves imitation weapons that have either been converted to fire deadly live ammunition or look so realistic that even police cannot tell they are fakes.

Scotland Yard yesterday started a month-long 'surrender' scheme, urging young men and boys or their relatives to hand in replica guns at police stations anonymously, in an attempt to stem rising gun crime.

The scheme is aimed at tackling the easy availability of replica guns on London streets and enforcing legislation introduced in October which makes it an offence to manufacture, import or sell realistic imitation guns.

The maximum sentence for carrying a replica gun in public has been increased from six months to a year. Ball bearing guns, cap guns, blank-firing pistols, airguns and 'airsoft' guns - which fire plastic ball bearings and are used at accredited game centres - are all included in the laws.

One mother has already been to a police station in South-East London-and handed in 19 replica guns she found in her son's bedroom.

Detective Chief Superintendent Barry Norman, of the Violent Crime Directorate, said there were 30 or 40 importers at Felixstowe each bringing in about 1,000 guns a month.

He said: 'We don't know yet exactly how many are coming in. But if you're looking at a thousand a time, then the numbers quickly become vast. Some of these will be destined for legal means but my assumption is that a great many are destined for illegal outlets.'

The Met will also crack down on the market stalls and shops where replica guns are mainly sold. Officers will carry out test purchases on companies selling them on the internet and prosecute suppliers.

Commissioner Sir Ian Blair said: 'Imitation weapons cause fear and distress on our streets and I would urge our communities to take this chance to get rid of them.

'While overall crime in London has significantly decreased, this campaign is aimed at young people whose lives are being blighted by gun culture and imitation firearms are an intrinsic part of that.'

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

LOL When fake guns are illegal, only criminals will have fake guns.

Note to Britian....When one of Osama Bin Laden’s cohorts walks into the PMs office and says he is here to take over and implement sharia law. His uzis won’t be fake.

"You can have my toy gun when you pry it from my inflexible plastic fingers."
-GI Joe doll

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January 23, 2008

Fred Thompson Withdraws and Other Political Thoughts

McLean, VA - Senator Fred Thompson today issued the following statement about his campaign for President:

"Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people."

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

During the Clinton administration I sent a snail mail to Fred Thompson. It was the year I got my first computer 1997, and during the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee investigation led by then-chairman Fred Thompson (R-TN). I also wrote to Jesse Helms, both letters hand written were about Americia, integrity and honor and my disgust with the Clinton's.

I never thought I would hear from either one of them. My letter was just to be supportive and let them know there were citizens out here in we the people land that were extremely concerned with what was happening to our counrtry due to the Clinton's.

Within less then two weeks I received letters from both of them. They were not form letters but well thought out personal letters. They discussed what I had written about as well as their concerns as well. Their love for America and added personal touches in their letters.

I mention this now because to do this was very special. To take the time to write me back and in such a personal way said something about each of them.

We have had two men now, Duncan Hunter and Fred Thompson pull out. Both men, especially Duncan Hunter good conservatives.

Unfortunately, the values of the Republican Party as witnessed in the last decade plus, are more populist in nature and geared around the acquisition and maintenance of political power, at any cost.

I believe we are approaching some more cataclysmic changes in the journey of our Republic. Many of us knew that the world as we have known it changed, with many, many unknown consequences to follow on September 11, 2001. The consequences of that change are still effecting us and the world and no one but God Almighty, knows where we are headed.

I believe, most emphatically that we are approaching the time our forefathers had in mind when they penned the Declaration of Independence and put the following philosophy into it very early on:

"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

George Washington warned in his farewell address about political parties. The following is a quote from that speech.

"All obstructions to the execution of the Laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation, the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels, and modified by mutual interests.

However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people, and to usurp for themselves the reins of government; destroying afterwards the very engines, which have lifted them to unjust dominion."

The two parties keep offering us populists that barter for our votes with benefits from them that stifle individual responsibility and achievement.

Always remember this is "our" Republic - Not Theirs!!!!!

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Not So Fast There, McCain!

Not So Fast There, McCain!

Contributed by Russ Vaughn

Up front, as a Vietnam veteran, I will readily concede that I respect John McCain for his service to his country, first as a naval aviator and POW in Vietnam, then for his long years in our national Congress. I even will admit to the fact that I somewhat admire McCain’s desire to effect some sort of political reconciliation with the Democrat party. That being said, I must also make it very clear that I do not support certain decisions McCain has chosen on his pathways to political advancement.

Now that the Senator has won primaries in New Hampshire and South Carolina and the network pundits are proclaiming he may well be the Republican “Comeback Kid,” I am reminded of an old Army joke about a platoon sergeant faced with the prospect of breaking the terrible news to one of his young charges, Private Jones, that the soldier’s mother has just passed away. The sergeant calls his platoon into formation and barks out the order, “All of you with living mothers take one step forward.” Then after a momentary pause, he mutters, “Not so fast there, Jones.” That’s my take as a veteran and a conservative Republican on this new political development: “Not so fast there, McCain.”

My first and biggest beef with John McCain is that when a very brave group of Vietnam veterans who had served with John Kerry stood up to say that Kerry’s self-serving portrayal of his war record was patently false, that his blanket charges of war crimes against them were absurd, and that his testimony in Congress was used by the North Vietnamese to further torture McCain’s fellow POW’s, Senator McCain airily dismissed these courageous men and sided with his Senate pal. Playing conciliator in the national media, McCain despicably denounced the Swift boat veterans’ ad as dishonest and dishonorable, hinting that they were pawns of George Bush and the Republican right.

Like all the leftists in the MSM, John McCain never gave these true American heroes even the least opportunity to defend their claims. As a veteran who had suffered more than most to defend our constitutional right of free speech, McCain inexplicably used his powerful office and national presence to ally himself with the repressive forces of mainstream media to suppress that right to men who had risked their lives in combat to preserve it. It was one of the bitterest betrayals the Swift boat vets and the millions of us Vietnam veterans supporting them would have to endure. We expected treachery from the MSM and Kerry’s campaign, but not from John McCain.

What I can never reconcile in my mind, my heart or my soul, is how this naval aviator, POW and true war hero, could so easily turn his back on his fellow sailors, combat veterans all. In the name of political expediency, and a sorely misguided attempt to lay to rest all the troubled ghosts of Vietnam that his treasonous Senate colleague was primarily responsible for creating, John McCain turned his back on the true heroes and sided with a phony vet with phony medals and a suspect discharge.

Never mind that I disagree with McCain on immigration, taxes and his unconstitutional McCain-Feingold bill; that’s all merely politics and has nothing to do with honor and loyalty to those who served bravely alongside you in combat. Nope, that’s not the issue. But I’m putting the Senator on notice right now; if you should somehow get the Republican nomination, you are gambling with the votes of millions of veterans like me unless you repudiate your reprehensible siding with the traitorous, treasonous John Kerry. I have never stayed home on Election Day in protest of a distasteful candidate, but this could be the first time for me and many Vietnam vets, again turning our backs on a fellow vet who turned his first.

The Senator should read the excellent recounting of how a determined few veterans, whom he disgracefully defamed, defeated his old buddy, John Kerry, in the 2004 campaign. In ‘To Set the Record Straight,” authors Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler, lay it out, page by page, what the concerted efforts of a few honorable patriots with an unrelenting resolve can accomplish in the arena of national politics.

Like the old platoon sergeant, I would caution, “Not so fast there, McCain!

Russ Vaughn
Vietnam 65-66
Presidential Campaign 2004

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

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Bill Clinton May Get Payout of $20 Million

Bill Clinton May Get Payout of $20 Million

Wallstreet Online Journal

Former President Clinton stands to reap around $20 million -- and will sever a politically sensitive partnership tie to Dubai -- by ending his high-profile business relationship with the investment firm of billionaire friend Ron Burkle.Mr. Clinton is negotiating to end his relationship with Mr. Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. as part of a broader effort to protect the presidential campaign of his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, from potential conflicts of interest.

Details of Mr. Clinton's involvement in Yucaipa and his efforts to unwind it come from documents and interviews with people familiar with the matter.

The former president has had links to Yucaipa since early 2002, when Mr. Burkle -- a longtime friend and political contributor -- offered him a role there.

Mr. Clinton's association with the firm began at a time when he was looking to earn large amounts of money, partly to pay heavy legal bills accumulated to defend himself and Mrs. Clinton from several investigations during his presidency.

Now, as he negotiates with Yucaipa to withdraw from the relationship, he is a wealthy man, thanks partly to tens of millions of dollars he has earned making speeches around the world.Mr. Clinton initially signed on with Mr. Burkle as a senior adviser to closely held Yucaipa.

As part of that arrangement, Mr. Burkle agreed to give Mr. Clinton a share of the profits from two Yucaipa domestic investment funds if their returns reached a certain threshold. Mr. Clinton's adviser arrangement ended in early 2007, five years after it began. But Mr. Clinton still hasn't settled the issue of his payout.

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

When the hell is this crap going to end?

The Clintons “foreign policy” is choosing which offshore account to use. The world turned ujpside down when Bill and Hillary got away with all their many crimes and 'gates'. Yes it is criminal justice and not victim justice that's for sure.

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Lt. Col. Greg Gadson Is Giants' Inspirational Co-Captain

Lieutenant Colonel Greg Gadson Is Giants' Inspirational Co-Captain

NY Daily News

Eli Manning celebrates NFC title with U.S. Army Lt. Col Greg Gadson, who lost both legs to a roadside bomb in Iraq but, as honorary co-captain, has become part of the Super Bowl-bound team.

His name is Lt. Col. Greg Gadson and he used to wear No. 98 for the Army football team and was with the Second Battalion and 32nd Field Artillery, on his way back from a memorial service for two soldiers from his brigade when he lost both his legs to a roadside bomb in Bahgdad. It was the night of May 7, 2007, and Lt. Col. Gadson didn't know it at the time because he couldn't possibly have known, but it was the beginning of a journey that brought him to Lambeau Field Sunday night.

He was there as an honorary co-captain of the Giants, there on the sideline at Lambeau because this Giants' season has become his season now and he wasn't going to watch from some box. This is a Giant at the Super Bowl worth knowing about, as much as any of them.

"Me being a part of this team," Gadson was saying Monday night from his home in Virginia, having made it back there from Green Bay, "really starts with the team I played on at West Point."

He played at West Point between 1985 and 1988, and one of his teammates was Mike Sullivan, who played cornerback and some safety and is now one of Tom Coughlin's assistants with the Giants. When Sullivan and so many other of Gadson's teammates found out what had happened on the night of May 7, found that Gadson had first lost his left leg to arterial infections and then his right, it brought that old Army team back together.

"My injury turned out to be a catalyst event," Gadson said. "These were guys who hadn't talked in years, but now were rallying around me, and my family. Some of us had stayed in contact, but not to any great degree. But now an incident in a war reminded us that we were still brothers."

Sullivan visited Gadson at Walter Reed, came back in June, this time with a No. 98 Giants jersey, Gadson's own name on the back, signed by several Giants players. When Sullivan left that day in June, he said to Gadson, "What else can we do?"

Greg Gadson said he'd love to take his family to a Giants game.

It was the Giants-Redskins game, in Washington, third Sunday of the season, Giants 0-2 by then. The tickets were arranged and then the Friday before the game Mike Sullivan called and asked if Gadson would be interested in addressing the team on Saturday night.

Gadson's wife Kim drove him to the Giants' hotel. Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, Second Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, old outside linebacker from Army, spoke to the Giants. And just as no one knew that the Giants would begin a 10-game road winning streak the next day, just as no one knew this could ever become a Super Bowl season, no one in that room including Gadson himself knew that the soldier in the wheelchair was joining the season that night.

"I just spoke from the heart, as a soldier and as a former football player," he said, "for about 10 or 15 minutes. I talked to them about appreciating the opportunities in their lives, how special and privileged they were, how everybody needs to understand what they truly have. And I talked to them about the power of sports in people's lives, especially soldiers' lives, how many times I'd watched soldiers get up in the middle of the night after a 12-hour shift if there is a chance to watch a game, or how soldiers would do anything to watch a game before they went on that kind of shift.
"I told them that of course after all the exteriors had been stripped away, they played the game for themselves. But that they had to play the game for each other. Then I talked about myself, how my old teammates came to my need, and how I was reminded again the power of a team, the emotional commitment teammates have for each other, that when a team finds a way to do things greater than they thought they could do, that they couldn't have done individually, that a bond is formed that can live forever.
"I told them that truly great teams usually form that bond by going through something together, and how whatever they were going through at that point in the season that no success ever came easy. And finally I reminded them that nothing is promised to anybody in this life, starting with tomorrow."

He watched from the sidelines at Lambeau as the team he met at 0-2 played the way it played against the Packers and played itself to the Super Bowl, watched as the Giants came back from that missed field goal at the end of regulation, finally saw Lawrence Tynes kick it through from 47 yards out.

"When the ball went through, you could feel the elation on our sidelines, and hear the stadium go quiet at the same time," Gadson said. "It was like the air being let out of a whole state's soul. And then the next thing I saw was my son jumping in the air and running on that field."

The boy ran for both of them.


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

I really liked what Lt. Col. Greg Gadson said to the team as well it is a great and touching story about one of our soldiers.

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'19' Waycross For OUr Troops

An amazing song..hitting home ..for many of us. The song 'Nineteen' by the group WAYCROSS- A song realizing the sacrifice our young men & women take everyday to be in in uniform fighting for what they believe so strongly in...the USA

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

Yes this made me cry but it made me so proud too. Proud to be an American and so very proud of our troops and our Veterans. They deserve our utmost respect every day, not just when we hear news about them or see a soldier walking by in a uniform, but every single day to say inside our hearts how fortunate we are and indebted to our Veterans, our troops and to those that gave their all or came back wounded.

All this crazy politics going on there is one thing that is consistent in our lives and that is the dedication of our military to protect us, and fight for us. We here at Theodore's World thank you with all our hearts.

....Thank you John 5 (VN69/70) for this video

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January 22, 2008

Dem Debate ~ WWF Style Debating

The Democrat wanna be dictators of America Debate last night ~ Wild Thing's take on the fun and games LOL

And so it begins..........

OMGoodness did Hillary have daggers in her eyes toward Obama or what?

OH oh oh..........FIGHT!!

This is getting good!

Hillary verbally slaps Obama

Obama brings up Hitlery being a corporate lawyer and on the board of Walmart....LOL

I say put the three in a cage and let em go at it. heh heh

Blitzer is losing control trying to bat for Clinton

Oh no Wolf, don’t bring in Edwards—he’ll start talking about mill workers and two Americas. Let Obama and Hill wrestle.

Go for the tears Hillary! Go for the Tears!

OOPS Wolfe has lost control of the audience too ....this is rich!

Wolf is completely out of his depth and really letting the Witch go on.


Obama gets his “I don’t know who I’m running against, you or your husband”

she slips rezko slam in.. OOoo….

Accusations all over this place!!!!!

The crowd didn’t like the referense to RESCO, That line got hisses from the crowd.

Oh no Edwards had to talk and ruin all the fun. He is pandering to African Americans.

2 americas, poor vs rich, black vs white... blah blah blah.

Pissing off Hillary can get a man killed, Barack.

Obama, Banks and financial institutions make policy? He’s fiscally retarded.

Ahhhhh thank goodness—Wolf stiring the sh!t again.

Edwards just said " if you’re black you’re likely to have a net worth of 10% of what white folks have."

Our Country is in one sorry state of affairs if these people are serious candidates for President.

Obama gets to respond from earlier....
Earlier Hillary had attacked Osama over his Chicago Crook County Tony (indicted) Retzko real estate deal.

Audience reaction was a lot of boos towards Hitlery.

Osama is trying to justify the shady land deal now.

Yikes......look at her face as he explains the slumlord comment. She is NOT happy.

Obama is too weak to be President. He can’t even stand up to a girl.

She seriously had daggers in her eyes a few moments ago. Hahaha

Now Hillary and Edwards laying into Obama on all his “Not Present”, votes. LOL

He can't defend himself. How could he, he is an idiot and gives an idiots excuse. Every one of these jerks is a socialist.

She just called him a chronic LIAR!!!

Oh oh, tag team ganging up on Obama now

More boo's

I saw that as the real Hillary finally surfacing for all to see. The look on Obama's face was the same look that Tom Cruise had when Col. Jessup (Jack Nicholson) finally said "damn right I ordered the code red". Obama must have been advised to push her to the edge and he did.

I also liked his comment that sometimes he doesn't know which clinton he's running against.

I love the smell of burning democrats....

The actions of the Clintons in the last month especially, are a demonstration of how they’ll work against the Republicans. Take notes!

I can’t believe that I just heard Obama say “I have family members who were victims of sexual abuse.” Sounds like an Oprah show.

If true, I’m sure the family members don’t really want to be a talking point in a debate.

Whew, I had no idea this would be this funny.

Obama rambling a bit now. The dual attack rattled him a bit.

Edwards: You put your left hand in, you put your left out....

This is great fun!! The Beast had her teeth kicked out by Obama....POW, BANG, POW-POW!!!

Oh nooooooooooo LOL
Hillary said that she was going to the mattresses. Was she referring to Bill? ( That line is from one of the "Godfather" movies)....LMAO

I can't stand her voice, can you imagine 4 years of listening to her constant drip...drip...drip... Talk about waterboarding torture!!!

Obama missed the boat when she complained about him working for 5 hours for a law firm, that had a client, who had a client that was an alleged slum lord. His response should have been "Oh you mean it's important if a law firm such as the Rose Law Firm does work for a company like Whitewater, has partners like Webb Hubbell & Vince Foster, and does business for now convicted people as Jim McDougal & his wife in conjunction with Madison Guarantee and Castle Grande?" they’re talking about their admiration for the troops, and as sure as the sun will come up, they’re going to knife them in the back by undercutting all their accomplishments.

Yup....Hillary’s taking credit for the surge, I KNEW it!

Her logic? The Iraqi’s know they won’t get a blank check from W, and the party is soon over! So only now they’re “behaving”!?


Yeah, it simply CAN’T be that our troops killed off al-qaeda on foreign soil (as opposed to US soil as the hypocrats would have it)...not to mention they just can’t possibly be motivated to lead better lives!

What is it with the yellow face on Obama?
Bad makeup?

Talking about the cost of the war

Did Obama just say 2 trillion dollar would rebuild every road, church and school in America?
Gadzooks, does he have any idea how little 2 trillion is compared to what he is saying can be rebuilt for that sum!

Wolf just said they are taking a breaK and will be back with NO rules debating

What rules has he been enforcing up to now that will go away???? Hahahahaa

Thank God a commercial and a reprieve from Shrillery’s voice!

Clinton was asked point blank: “DO YOU WANT US TO WIN THE WAR IN IRAQ, OR JUST END IT” (or something like that). CLINTON SAID:


She openly admits she does not want victory in Iraq. This will/should come back to haunt her big time. The military must loath her as much as her husband loathed them.

What a pig! And this is a potential POTUS? Heaven help us.

The debate is like an accident

Hillary says that the Pres cant bind the US to a treaty w/o asking the Congress. How do “we the people” fit into her little ivory tower??

Her voice oh her voice......She has no warmth. She's just like a nagging bitchy wife. She's the kind of woman that drives a man to decide that spending the rest of his life in prison for murder is a small price to pay for some peace and quiet.

What really scares me is that there’s a bunch of mind numb lemmings that are ready to vote for this bunch.

Shillary and The Breck Girl are punching out Obama.

Do you think if Hillery is Prez, she will stoop to ask congress to ok any thing? She will be the closest thing to a Dictator this country has ever seen. NO one will dare to question her authority. If they with their heads!

Now they are making nice andt chairs are lined up oh so cozy. But for how long.

Edwards saying that blacks can’t make it on their own. In the Two Americas they are on the bottom rung. Edwards to the rescue.

I think the fun is over. Getting boring now. Just who can promise (lie) the most.

Oh, boy. Here it comes. Ah don feeeeel no ways tye-rud!

yeowie......Obama just said:
“In a race where you have an African American, a woman, and.........John...” priceless! Nobody knows what he is! LOL

Answering about being black in America.....

Obama just told Edwards it’s more than just talking about it during a campaign. LOL

COMPLETELY missed by every single soul in the place! Priceless and stunning at the same time!

Edwards is back to the homeless vets

Obama just missed his chance to destroy Hillary with the question re Bill as the first “black” president.

Obama just said in so many words "white folk got no rhythm" Obama also said..."said he’d have to see how Bill dances before he could say he was a brother."

Obama: Blacks are arrested at different rates than whites. They are convicted at different rates.

Edwards keeps bringing up McCain. Edwards says McCain, McCain, McCain - how many times can he say it in one answer???

Hillary gestures as Obama er ah listens? heh heh

Now Edwards said said he’s taken no money from special these two!?

The rest was blah blah................
Whew it is over........FINI....The end.

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Bill Clinton ~ I have a Dream~ OOPS! ~ LOL

Former president Clinton nodded off during the MLK awards presentation.

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

LOL This is sooooo funny! I know how this kind of tired feels, but he needed to pinch his fingers or something and try to stay awake.

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Superbowl Threat Assessment After Stolen Equipment

Thefts of Official Credentials, Uniforms Could Facilitate Super Bowl Attack

Homeland Security Today ...for complete article


JANUARY 21, 2008

Security for Super Bowl XLII, to be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium Feb. 3, is being described as “unprecedented,” and will include both covert and overt measures like ATF bomb-sniffing dogs trained to ferret out liquid explosives.

But the federal government’s terrorism threat assessment of the upcoming game between the New England Patriots and New York Giants outlines concerns about stolen official law enforcement credentials, uniforms, weapons, and other equipment that could be used to “infiltrate” the stadium complex to carry out an attack.

“High-profile” events like this, which the Arizona Counterterrorism Information Center said is expected to draw over half-a-million visitors, “make [them] a desirable target for domestic or international terrorists,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) threat assessment says.

While the assessment makes clear that the Intelligence Community “has not identified a credible terrorist threat to Super Bowl XLII and its related events,” one of the three “key findings” of the nine-page threat assessment, a copy of which was obtained by, is that “the threats of greatest concern” during events like this “include individuals impersonating law enforcement and other security personnel and insiders to facilitate attacks.”

further down in artricle..........

“It is important to remember that terrorists are trained to blend in and assimilate to their surroundings,” the Arizona Counterterrorism Information Center said in a Jan. 8 “terrorism awareness” bulletin.

Consequently, "illicit use of such credentials to gain access to the grounds of the Super Bowl or to associated events may be difficult to detect,” the assessment says.

The Super Bowl threat assessment points out that during a NASCAR race in Talladega, Alabama in May 2005, “an individual using a hat and jacket bearing the FBI insignia impersonated an FBI special agent to gain access to areas of the track. He was not questioned by security personnel or staff and was able to move freely within restricted areas.”

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

What I don't get is why if this has happened before they are so lax about guarding these things in the future. Obviously this is one way for terrorists to do something horrible and precautions should be taken seriously.

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Military Funnies

“A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you Least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what’s left of your unit.” Army’s magazine of preventive maintenance.

“Aim towards the Enemy.” Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher

“When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend. U.S. Marine Corps

“Cluster bombing from B52s are very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground.” USAF Ammo Troop

“If the enemy is in range, so are you.” Infantry Journal

“It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.” U.S. Air Force Manual

“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” General MacArthur

“Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.” Infantry Journal

“You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me.” U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.

“Tracers work both ways.” U.S. Army Ordnance

“Five second fuses only last three seconds.” Infantry Journal

“Don’t ever be the first, don’t ever be the last, and don’t ever volunteer to do anything.” U.S. Navy Swabbie

“Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.” – David Hackworth

“If your attack is going too well, your walking into an ambush.” Infantry Journal

“No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection.” Joe Gay

“Any ship can be a minesweeper... once.” Anonymous

“Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.” Unknown Marine Recruit

“Don’t draw fire; it irritates the people around you.” – Your Buddies

“If you see a bomb technician running, follow him.” USAF Ammo Troop

“Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death ... I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing.” At the entrance to the old SR71 operating base Kadena, Japan

“You’ve never been lost until you’ve been lost at Mach 3.” Paul F.Crickmore (test pilot)

“The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

“Blue water Navy truism: There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky.” From an old carrier sailor

“If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it’s probably a helicopter and therefore, unsafe.”

“When one engine fails on a twin engine airplane you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.”

“Without ammunition, the USAF would be just another expensive flying club.”

“What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a
pilot screws up, the pilot dies; If ATC screws up, .... the pilot dies.”

“Never trade luck for skill.”

The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in aviation are: “Why is it doing that?”, “Where are we?” and “Oh S...!”

“Weather forecasts are horoscopes with numbers.”

“Progress in airline flying: now a flight attendant can get a pilot

“Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.”

“A smooth landing is mostly luck; two in a row is all luck; three in a
Row is prevarication.”

“I remember when sex was safe and flying was dangerous.”

“Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!”

“Flashlights are tubular metal containers kept in a flight bag for the
purpose of storing dead batteries.”

“Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a
person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.”

“When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was forgotten.”

“Just remember, if you crash because of weather, your funeral will be Held on a sunny day.”

Advice given to RAF pilots during WWII: “When a prang (crash) seems inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest, cheapest object in the vicinity as slow and gently as possible.”

“The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely
kill you.” Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)

“A pilot who doesn’t have any fear probably isn’t flying his plane to
Its maximum.” Jon Mc Bride, astronaut

“If you’re faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the
crash as possible.” Bob Hoover (renowned aerobatic and test pilot)

“Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you.”

“There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.” Sign over squadron ops desk at DavisMonthan AFB, AZ, 1970

“If something hasn’t broken on your helicopter, it’s about to.”

Basic Flying Rules: “Try to stay in the middle of the air Do not go
Near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the Appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.”

“You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full Power to taxi to the terminal.”

As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn
Off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives, the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks “What happened?” The pilot’s reply: “I don’t know, I just got here myself!” Attributed to Ray Crandell (Lockheed test pilot)!

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January 21, 2008

Fred Thompson

Jeri Thompson, Fred's wife, holds her daughter Hayden, 4, as they join Republican presidential hopeful former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn. during a campaign stop at Tommy's Country Ham House to visit the supporters and eat breakfast Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, in Greenville, S.C.(AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

Fred Thompson Speaks to Supporters SC Primary Day 01-19-08 The audio for some reason goes soft but I think you will be able to hear it. I had to put my speakers up pretty high in the middle of his speech.

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

This was a great speech, I am praying so hard he stays in and does not stop.

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Chertoff Statement on Killing of Border Patrol Agent

Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on the Killing of a Border Patrol Agent in the Line of Duty

Border Fire Report

Sunday, 20 January 2008 Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on the Killing of a Border Patrol Agent in the Line of Duty

"Earlier today the Border Patrol lost a brave agent assigned to the Yuma Sector in a heinous act of violence. The agent was struck and killed while attempting to stop two vehicles believed to have illegally entered the country and were absconding back into Mexico.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the agent's family, and with the entire Border Patrol community. I am outraged by this tragic loss. I have spoken to the Mexican ambassador who gives me both his condolences and deep assurance that their government will be resolute in tracking down the perpetrators, and bringing them to swift justice.

I'm insisting that the full force of the law be used in this investigation. Our Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are already on scene assisting the Border Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in this effort.

Dangerous criminal groups have chosen to respond to our tougher security posture at the border with increased violence. They mistakenly believe that we will give way in the face of violence. We will continue to show them how wrong they are.

The American public stands with the men and women of the Border Patrol, and I am deeply grateful for their heroic service."

Information on what happend:

U.S. Agent Killed At Border Identified

(AP) A U.S. Border Patrol agent killed after being struck by a fleeing vehicle along the border in southeastern California was identified Sunday as a 32-year-old husband and father of two.

Senior Patrol Agent Luis Aguilar was trying to stop a suspected smuggler who had illegally entered the country from Mexico when he was hit, according to Agent Michael Bernacke, a spokesman for the agency's Yuma sector.

The incident happened in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area about 20 miles west of Yuma at about 9 a.m. Saturday.

Bernacke said Aguilar was trying to place spike strips in the path of a Hummer and a Ford pickup truck on Interstate 8 when the suspected smuggler's vehicle hit and killed him.

Both vehicles fled into Mexico.

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

But not outraged enough to build that fence. Come on, Chertoff, when are you going to build the fence? How many more BP must be killed? How many more illegal aliens must sneak across? How many more rapes, murders, drunken driving accidents do we need to suffer before you build that fence?

Chertoff - Another of W’s Good Ole Boy Brigade. What has this guy ever really accomplished other than to preside over inaction. Can someone help me out. Am I missing something?

They mistakenly believe that we will give way in the face of violence.

Maybe they believe it because you are putting border agents in prison while welcoming the illegal aliens.

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McCain to Close Club Gitmo:"The first day I am President"

John McCain said in Iowa,

"One of the things I would do, the first day I am President of the United States, is close Guantanamo Bay. I would close it and I would move those prisoners to Fort Leavenworth. It's become a symbol, which is very bad for America."

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

Our troops busted their butts to track these terrorists down, risked their lives doing it, and McCain and anyone else that want to just close Gitmo and then bring the terrorists to our country so liberal anti-war lawyers can get them off is so outragous. And the arrogance in the way McCain even says it, bragging about it while at the same time he wants to play nice with the terrorists and not waterboard them, ONLY talk to them like he said he preferred to do is oh my gawd help us all!!!!

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January 20, 2008

Leading Democrats To Bill Clinton: Pipe Down ~ LOL

Leading Democrats To Bill Clinton: Pipe Down

By Jonathan Alter

NEWSWEEK ...for complete article

Prominent Democrats are upset with the aggressive role that Bill Clinton is playing in the 2008 campaign, a role they believe is inappropriate for a former president and the titular head of the Democratic Party. In recent weeks, Sen. Edward Kennedy and Rep. Rahm Emanuel, both currently neutral in the Democratic contest, have told their old friend heatedly on the phone that he needs to change his tone and stop attacking Sen. Barack Obama, according to two sources familiar with the conversations who asked for anonymity because of their sensitive nature. Clinton, Kennedy and Emanuel all declined to comment.

On balance, aides to both Bill and Hillary still see Bill as a huge net plus in fund-raising, attracting large crowds and providing a megaphone to raise doubts about Obama—even if some of those doubts are distortions. But there's concern that in hatcheting the Illinois senator and losing his temper with the news media (last week he thrashed a San Francisco TV reporter for asking about a lawsuit filed by Clinton-backing teachers union members to limit the number of Nevada caucuses), Clinton is drawing down his political capital and harming his role as a global statesman. "This is excruciating," says a member of the Clintons' circle, who asked for anonymity. "But the stakes couldn't be higher. It's worth it to tarnish himself a bit now to win the presidency."

During a December taping with PBS's Charlie Rose, a frustrated Clinton called Obama "a roll of the dice," as aides tried to end the interview.

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

LMAO Keep up the good fight Bill. Don’t listen to those pesky RATS. LOL He’s tasteless trailer trash and all about himself. They encouraged him for years. Why would they think he would shut up now?

It would have suited me if he had shut up somewhere around 1960.

LOL....Remember Bill, this is your reelection, your redemption, your legacy--a time to reverse all those bad things that people said and did to you. Remember one other piece of advice: If she doesn't win, it is because you f*cked up, sat on your duff, didn't do squat for her, said the wrong thing, put your foot in your mouth, came off as too aggressive or, alternatively, dumber than shinola, and you will hear about it for an eternity. (Hint: Look for the note attached to the flying lamp as it sails by.) She won't be busy at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue or traveling around the world. She'll have oodles of time to teach you a few lessons. So get out there and fight! Obama deserves to go down! And you're just the guy to do it. We're counting on you.

heh heh couldn't help myself. hahaha

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FrankJ as Bill Clinton Road To The White House

Comedian Impressionist Frank Caliendo's: Bill Clinton sketch

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Football Getting Down To The Final Teams

Another Go Daddy Commercial

Some fun commercials played during the Superbowl

Here are the matchups for today ( Sunday 20th )

3:00 EST CBS
Chargers (11-5-0)
Patriots (16-0-0)

6:30 EST FOX
Giants (10-6-0)
Packers (13-3-0)

These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chief - Seahwaks
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons
Greg (USARMY) - Eagles
Max ( USARMY- Cowboys
Pete ( USMC) - Bronco's
Steve - (USAF) - Bronco's
Tony - (USARMY) - Redskins

FINAL scores:

Patriots 21
Chargers 12

Sorry about all the Caps, it is how it was available:

Special Weather Statement

355 PM CST SUN JAN 20 2008

355 PM CST SUN JAN 20 2008





Giants 23
Packers 20

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God Bless You Duncan Hunter

This is the email I got from Duncan Hunter as I am sure many others did as well.

“It’s time for me to gear up for 2008’s defense bill that will be put together over the coming weeks. There is work to be done in the areas of troop protection and new capabilities to be deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. And over the horizon, the emergence of Communist China as a military super power will require a new emphasis on U.S. capabilities in undersea warfare, space, and long range air-power.

The best way to maintain a new era of peace is for the U.S. to remain strong. Over the coming year I will endeavor to help craft a defense bill that meets the new security challenges.

Since our campaign began over 200,000 additional manufacturing jobs have been lost. 1.8 million jobs have left the U.S. for China. This fracturing of the U.S. industrial base is a long term threat to America. I hope that the remaining candidates will recognize it and address it. As the senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, I will seek to address it.

Only hours ago a border patrolman was killed in the California Desert. This tragedy emphasizes more than ever the compelling case for the completion of the border fence. Since I wrote the bill that mandates 854 miles of double border fence only a few miles have been constructed. Over the next year in Congress I will do everything in my power to get that fence built.

Finally, for Lynn and me, the campaign over the last year has shown us this: America is a wonderful country. Our people have great character and goodness, and the meeting of new friends has enriched our lives.

The failure of our campaign to gain traction is mine and mine alone. But we have driven the issues of national security, the border fence, the emergence of China and the need to reverse bad trade policy. Because of that, this campaign has been very worthwhile, and for the Hunter family, a lot of fun.

To our friends and supporters and volunteers: many thanks. And now it’s time for me to focus on developing a 2008 defense bill that serves our troops and our nation.
Thanks, and God Bless America.

Duncan Hunter"

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

I cried tonight when Duncan said he had to end his run for President. I know we all saw it coming, but I kept hoping, even that he would be as VP for Thompson. That would have made it a possible 16 years of two good men in our White House. From day one I have been for Duncan Hunter, as time progressed I kept pulling for him but there have been so few video's to post from him, and it has made it difficult to promote him on this blog.

It is just so very sad to see this happening. Heartbreaking. The country has lost tonight a great patriot for President.

May God bless Duncan Hunter and his family.

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Nam Vet Russ Vaughn On The Election

Electile Dysfunction

by Russ Vaughn

It's abundantly clear and I charge without fear

Nor the slightest degree of compunction,

Proven night after night both on left and on right,

Our media have electile dysfunction.

While hoping to score they've become such a bore

With their overdone, nonstop production.

So we're starting to balk at their unending talk;

We're weary of endless seduction.

The hooray and hearsay, the pestering foreplay

Their tempting has lost its direction;

It will be with some glee when we actually see

The media finally get an election.

Russ Vaughn

2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
Vietnam 65-66

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

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January 19, 2008

We keep coming to take you away, A-ha!

Operation Phantom Phoenix air strikes take out al-Qaeda training area (Arab Jabour )

By Sgt. Jason Stadel, 2nd BCT, 3rd Inf. Div. PAO


Air strikes dropped 10,000 pounds of munitions Jan. 16 on bunkers in Arab Jabour used by al-Qaeda as training sites for new recruits.

Intelligence led the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. to the location of the AQI bunkers. Air Force B-1 Bombers dropped 19 GBU-31s on the site.

“This operation maintains the momentum of Operation Thunderbolt by denying enemy sanctuaries and enemy caches, ultimately downgrading their capabilities,” said Maj. James Wilburn, daytime chief of operations, 2nd BCT, 3rd Inf. Div.

South of Zambraniyah, Soldiers from the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regt., 4th BCT, 3rd Inf. Div. found two booby-trapped houses while on a foot patrol.

Air support was called by 6-8 Cav. to destroy the houses. Navy F-18 jets dropped a 500-pound bomb on each of the houses.

Operation Marne Thunderbolt, a part of the country-wide Operation Phantom Phoenix, continues to relentlessly pursue al-Qaeda and other extremists elements operating south of Baghdad.

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I hope that class was in session when this special delivery was made. OH yessssss!!

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Hillary Cartoons

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The New Marine Commercial

The Commercial and The Rest of The Story

"We traveled to 10 different states and 15 locations across the U.S. to create the "America's Marines" commercial. In the process, we captured so much incredible footage, we made the extended version featured here. If you haven't watched it yet, please do, and then come back to this blog when you're done.

The commercial includes amazing locations, powerful images of proud Marines and the discipline that makes them The Few, The Proud. We hope that you feel equally proud that these noble men and women are defending our nation.

But the America's Marines story is much bigger than 60 or even 90 seconds of video can describe. So we are using this web site to gather, collect and share individual stories of people we met and events we attended throughout our tour. From former Marines to relatives of Marines, and from combat veterans to proud Americans, the people who came out to meet us made it abundantly clear that the Marine Corps is much more than a branch of the military – it is a way of life. "

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

Their website has a lot of videos of Marines telling why they enlisted and how they feel about being a Marine. It is a wonderful website.

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Thompson in S.Carolina

Fred Thompson on The Bill Bennett Show, 01.17.08

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Thompson defends Guantanamo Bay as he continues stands in SC

Myrtle Beach online

“The last thing in the world we need is a bunch of enemy combatants over here in our court system,” the former Tennessee senator and actor said during a radio interview at a restaurant attended by a couple of hundred people. He said closing the facility would allow prisoners to demand rights given to U.S. citizens and would not help “buy off world opinion.”

“It’s just one of those symbolic things where the United States is going to take the hit,” he said

Fred Thompson Political Endorsements

U.S. Congress and South Carolina Legislature (All Republicans)

U.S. Congress Members
Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)
Sen. Thad Cochran (Miss.)
Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.)
Sen. James Inhofe (Okla.)
Sen. Roger Wicker (Miss.)
Rep. Gresham Barrett (S.C.)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.)
Rep. Dan Burton (Ind.)
Rep. Steve Buyer (Ind.)
Rep. David Davis (Tenn.)
Rep. John Duncan (Tenn.)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (Texas)
Rep. Steve King (Iowa)
Rep. Don Manzullo (Ill.)
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.)
Rep. Jeff Miller (Fla.)
Rep. Sue Myrick (N.C.)
Rep. Adam Putnam (Fla.)
Rep. John Sullivan (Okla.)
Rep. Lee Terry (Neb.)
Rep. Zach Wamp (Tenn.)
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (Ga.)
Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (Tenn)
Former Sen. George Allen (Virg)
Former Sen. Al D’Amato (NY)
Former Rep. J.C. Watts (Okla)

South Carolina Legislature Members
State Representative David R. Hiott
State Representative Dwight A. Loftis
State Senator James H. “Jim” Ritchie
State Representative Michael D. Thompson
State Representative Eric M. Bedingfield
State Senator George E. “Chip” Campsen
State Representative Harry F. Cato
State Senator Ray Cleary
State Representative Jeffrey D. “Jeff” Duncan
State Senator Lawrence K. “Larry” Grooms
State Senator John D. Hawkins
State Representative W. Brian White

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January 18, 2008

Chicago Lawyer That Damaged Marines Car Goes Before Judge~ OOHRAH Judge!

Chicago Lawyer goes before judge for damage to Marines car. Judge is a former Marine.

Regarding: Anti-Military Lawyer Damages Marine's Car on Eve of Deployment

The lawyer Jay Grodner arrested, pled guilty, has 30 hours of community service and a $600 fine to be paid to the Semper Fi Injured Marine Fund.

"The case was called at 13:33, and the Defendant did not show up. There were 2 heavy hitter State's Attorneys here to handle it. The Judge increased his bond to $20,000.00 or 10 percent cash, and put out a warrant for his arrest.

The Defendant called at 13:40 to say that he will be a half an hout late and was waiting for the media to leave. The Judge said in open court that if he does shows up he will be taken into custody, and if he doesn't he is fair game for any law enforcement agency that wants to pick him up. Will report further developments as warranted."

The presiding judge is a former Marine. Circuit Court Judge William O’Malley was a lance corporal in the early 1960s and is known around the Chicago Courthouse for wearing a Marine Corps pin on his lapel and celebrating the Corps’ birthday each November.

"The update: At 1400 hours the defendant showed up, and was told that he was half an hour late. The Judge stated on the record that the defendant had done the same thing during the previous court date, and he said that the defendant called and said that wanted to wait for the media to leave. The Judge said "That is not the way I run my courtroom." He increased the bail and took him into custody and told him to try and work out a deal with the State. About 25-35 marines and assorted military were there.

The case was recalled at 14:22, and the State said that the defendant had asked for permission to put his belt and such back on. The Judge said, "Treat him like all the other prisoners." The defendant was brought out and the plea deal that they had worked out was entered into the record.

The Judge asked him if he had committed the specific acts he was accused of. The defendant hemmed and hawed, and the Judge raised his voice to make him say yes or no. The defendant agreed, and the Judge read the facts into the record. Several times, the Judge said if there were no deal, he would be given a court date just like any other defendant, and he could try and make bail soon.

The deal: 1 year Social Service Supervision, restitution of 600 dollars to be paid to Social Services and which would go to the Injured Marine Semper Fi fund, to be paid by February 25th, 2008, and $50/month in supervision fees.

The Judge then, in as angry a voice as I have ever heard him use, scolded the defendant, saying that the Marine license plates the complaining witness had were not vanity plates or about ego, but the proceeds go toward the Marine and Navy scholarship fund for the children of fallen soldiers, sailors and marines. These Marines protect his very existence "so people like you can enjoy their freedom." He further said that the reason there were so many in the courtroom and so much public interest is that the Marines have a tradition since 1775 that "No Marine gets left behind." Several Hoorahs in the courtroom.

And then the deal was done, and he was taken away by the sheriffs to be released later."

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

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This makes my day! I love, LOVE this, Judge a Marine how cool is that!!! S hearty OOOH-RAH!! Semper Fi to Marines everywhere!!!! God bless this Judge and God bless Sergeant McNulty!

The write up was done by wp91 a commenter at Blackfive.
Thank you soooo much!

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Yo Omar........where’s your daddy?


Bin Laden Son Wants to Be Peace Activist

CAIRO, Egypt


Omar Osama bin Laden bears a striking resemblance to his notorious father—except for the dreadlocks that dangle halfway down his back. Then there's the black leather biker jacket.

The 26-year-old does not renounce his father, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, but in an interview with The Associated Press, he said there is better way to defend Islam than militancy: Omar wants to be an "ambassador for peace" between Muslims and the West.

Omar—one of bin Laden's 19 children—raised a tabloid storm last year when he married a 52-year-old British woman, Jane Felix-Browne, who took the name Zaina Alsabah. Now the couple say they want to be advocates, planning a 3,000-mile horse race across North Africa to draw attention to the cause of peace.

"It's about changing the ideas of the Western mind. A lot of people think Arabs—especially the bin Ladens, especially the sons of Osama—are all terrorists. This is not the truth," Omar told the AP last week at a cafe in a Cairo shopping mall.

Of course, many may have a hard time getting their mind around the idea of "bin Laden: peacenik."

"Omar thinks he can be a negotiator," said Alsabah, who is trying to bring her husband to Britain. "He's one of the only people who can do this in the world."

Omar lived with the al-Qaida leader in Sudan, then moved with him to Afghanistan in 1996.

There, Omar says he trained at an al-Qaida camp but in 2000 he decided there must be another way and he left his father, returning to his homeland of Saudi Arabia.

"I don't want to be in that situation to just fight. I like to find another way and this other way may be like we do now, talking," he said in English.

He suggested his father did not oppose his leaving—and Alsabah interjected that Omar was courageous in breaking away, but neither elaborated.

Although there is no way to confirm the details he describes of his childhood and upbringing, the strong family resemblance and Omar's knowledge of Osama's family life have convinced many that he is bin Laden's son.

U.S. and Egyptian intelligence officials have not commented on his identity, but Omar and his wife insist they have not been bothered by Egyptian officials.

Omar said he hasn't seen or been in contact with his father since leaving Afghanistan. "He doesn't have e-mail," Omar said. "He doesn't take a telephone ... if he had something like this, they will find him through satellites."

Omar doesn't criticize his father and says Osama bin Laden is just trying to defend the Islamic world.

"My father thinks he will be good for defending the Arab people and stop anyone from hurting the Arab or Muslim people any place in the world," he said, noting that the West didn't have a problem with his father when he was fighting the Russians in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

Omar is convinced a truce between the West and al-Qaida is possible.

"My father is asking for a truce but I don't think there is any government (that) respects him. At the same time they do not respect him, why everywhere in the world, they want to fight him? There is a contradiction," he said.

Osama bin Laden, believed to be in hiding in the Pakistan-Afghan border region, offered a truce to Europe in a 2004 audiotape and a conditional truce to the United States in a 2006 message. In November, he called on European nations to pull out of Afghanistan in a message seen by some experts as an effort to reach out to Europe.

But in a series of messages since last fall, he also has been calling for Muslims to rally around jihad, or "holy war," encouraging fighters in Iraq in particular to continue their battles with U.S. and Iraqi forces.

At least two of Osama bin Laden's sons, Hamza and Saad, are believed to have an active role in al-Qaida—with Hamza believed to be in the Pakistan-Afghan border zone and Saad thought to be in Iran, perhaps in Iranian custody.

But most of the al-Qaida leader's children, like Omar, live as legitimate businessmen. The family as a whole disowned Osama in 1994 when Saudi Arabia stripped him of his citizenship because of his militant activities.

The family is wealthy: Osama bin Laden's billionaire father Mohammed, who died in 1967, had more than 50 children and founded the Binladen Group, a construction conglomerate that gets many major building contracts in the kingdom.

Since leaving his father's side, Omar has lived in Saudi Arabia, where he runs a contracting company connected with the Binladen Group, but he spends much of his time in Egypt. It was during a desert horseback ride at the Pyramids of Giza that he met his wife.

Their marriage in April made them tabloid fodder, particularly in Britain, where headlines touted the "granny who married Osama bin Laden's son." Alsabah, who has married five times, has five grandchildren.

The couple has applied for a visa to Britain. And they are planning their endurance horse race across North Africa, which they hope to start in March. It is in the planning stages—they are seeking approval of governments along the route and need sponsors to help pay for the event and raise money for child victims of war.

Omar said they plan to ride 30 miles a day, with periodic weeklong rests in each country.

Teams from around the world will be encouraged to join in what the couple envisions as an equine version of the Paris-Dakar car rally. That rally was canceled this year due to fears over terrorist threats made by al-Qaida-affiliated groups in North Africa.

Omar, however, said he isn't worried.

"I heard the rally was stopped because of al-Qaida," he said. "I don't think they are going to stop me."

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

OH really??? LOL OK bring us your father’s head on a stick and we’ll talk.

The 26-year-old does not renounce his father, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden

No point in reading any further than that. He is one of "them".

planning a 3,000-mile horse race across North Africa to draw attention to the cause of peace.

What the crap...? That reminds me a bit of the movie 'Hidalgo.'

This is the weirdest story I've seen in a long time. A bin Laden an ambassador for peace?? HAHAHA. OK then, tell us where Osama is ...crickets...

He doesn't want peace, otherwise he would have denounced his father and al-Qaida and told us where he is. But he's done none of that. He's trying to fool us infidels. And with some people, i.e. multiculti's and "why can't we all get along" types, he may have succeeded.

Since he's frankly stating he sides with the terrorists, by not denouncing daddy, I say to him, go ahead, hop on your horse and start that ride. We'll also be riding for peace ... the peace of removing terrorists, their enablers and supporters from the face of Earth. We didn't want this war but they certainly do.

Here is OUR ride! Thanks to our awesome troops!

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Clinton Concerned Might Not Get 3rd Term ~ LOL

A federal judge in Las Vegas ruled in the case Thursday, with a decision that will apparently benefit the Obama campaign. The judge, James C. Mahan, held that some hotel-casinos, as arranged by the Nevada Democratic Party, would be permitted to set up caucus precincts on site so employees who work Saturday can participate. Many of those Nevadans are members of Culinary Workers Union Local 226, which has endorsed Mr. Obama, and their votes on Saturday could help him significantly against Mrs. Clinton.

The suit was brought by the state teachers’ union, which maintained that the arrangement gave the hotel employees an advantage that others working Saturday did not have. Some of this union’s top officials have endorsed Mrs. Clinton. But her campaign has denied involvement in the suit, and when the television reporter suggested a connection between it and her supporters, the former president, stumping for her in Oakland, Calif., narrowed his eyes. As his aides looked on with concern, Mr. Clinton’s voice took on an edge.

Bill Clinton Argues With ABC Reporter Over Nevada Caucuses

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

LMAO it just feels good to have either of the anti-American, military loathing, socialists Clinton's upset. He chooses a typical Clinton tactic: Restate the other person's position in such a way as to make it unreasonable (and untrue). Lots of Dems have learned this trick.

We could call it "Canardians".

Canard: a deliberately misleading fabrication.

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Political Promises

This is isuch a perfect statement and a perfect place to have it placed.

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

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British Children Exposed To Islam

Living in an Asian community is exposing British children to islam.

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

Young minds to be molded, I pray their parents wake up and see what is happening. I watch the things happening in the UK and realize so many of the same things are happening here or surely will one day.

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Iraq Veterans for Congress

Iraq Veterans for Congress

Their Mission:

"Whether Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine, we all shared a common goal in Iraq: victory. As Republican candidates for Congress we share a vision for America’s future, her security, and that of future generations. We are unified in our commitment to relieve the Democrats of their command of Congress.

Voters want to restore leadership and honor back to Washington. Who better to accomplish that mission than our generation of warriors?

All veterans whose service to the United States brought them first to Iraq and now to a run for the House as pro-victory Republicans are welcome to become part of Iraq Veterans For Congress.

United we are capable of sending to Congress a squad-size element of Iraq vets to keep us on offense in the War on Terror and counter calls for defeat.

In short, unification of all Republican Iraq Veterans will be a powerful force multiplier. By joining forces we will generate crucial nationwide grassroots support while sharing ideas and strategies. "

Their letter:

"Dear Friends and Supporters,

I am pleased to announce the launch of Iraq Veterans for Congress. We are twelve pro-victory Republican Iraq War veterans running for Congress in districts across the country.

Since the beginning of the war in Iraq, Democrats have cast veterans and active-duty military men and women as victims or villains. For John Kerry, veterans are the hapless pawns of the Bush administration, taken advantage of by the government. John Murtha haphazardly accuses Marines of being cold-blooded killers. Sunday, the front page of the New York Times featured a story that deceitfully suggests returning Iraq veterans are more likely than the general public to commit murder.

I am here to say that our veterans are heroes; that their sacrifices in Iraq and Afghanistan have made America a safer place; that America is proudly behind them. Standing with me are my eleven fellow Iraq veteran candidates. I hope you will join us.

Bringing this group together sends a powerful message to voters across America that as veterans, we are united in our effort to win back Congress, and we will not stand by as Democrats subvert America's security and the mission in Iraq. We owe it to ourselves and to those who have served in Iraq to pursue victory in Congress, just as we did in uniform.

I want to establish our group of Iraq veterans as leading the way for Republicans in 2008. We are running as a unified group,with a unified commitment to our country and to the voters.

Our goal is to raise 4,000 contributions of $25 for each Iraq Vet for Congress by the end of March. These contributions can have a powerful impact on who controls the House. You can visit for more details.

"Uniting all pro-victory Republicans to share ideas and strategies was a great initiative of Kieran Lalor and I am confident that it will have a very positive impact on the dialogue of this year's Congressional races," says U.S. Army veteran Lee Zeldin, who is running in New York's 1st Congressional District on Long Island.

"Military members know well that there is strength in numbers. Unifying all of the Republican Iraq veterans makes each candidate significantly stronger," says Ruth Summers, who is managing her husband Charlie's campaign in Maine while he is deployed to Iraq.

Paul Phillips, an Air Force B-1 bomber pilot running in Ohio, adds: "Who better to relieve the Democrats of their command than a group of Iraq vets?" We need your support. Please consider contributing to our efforts.

Best Regards,

Kieran Michael Lalor"

On the Web: Iraq Veterans For Congress:

The Republican Iraq veterans running for Congress include:
Kieran Michael Lalor (NY-19), Lee Zeldin (NY-1), Wayne E. Harmon (IN-7), Allen West (FL-22), William Breazeale (NC-7), Chris Edenfield (GA-12), Eric Egland (CA-4), Duncan D. Hunter (CA-52), Paul Phillips (OH-18), Charlie Summers (ME-1), and William Russell (PA-22)

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

Good luck to Iraq Veterans for Congress! Great to hear the vets next war is with the enemy within. The name Duncan Hunter on the list is the son of Duncan Hunter that is running for President. He is United States Marine Corps Veteran.

I posted about this man, William T Russell, United States Army Veteran, I am honored to mention him again as well. He is the man running against John Murtha.

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January 17, 2008


UH-60 MEDEVAC Callsign Dustoff


In a scene all too familiar to US Servicemen past and present, a UH-60 MEDEVAC Helicopter, always call signed Dust-off, evacuates US Army Paratroopers and Afghan Army soldiers who were ambushed near Forward Operating Base Bella in November.

The team of soldiers, comprised of Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, soldiers from the Afghan National Army, and two Afghan interpreters, had traveled less than 2 miles on foot to a nearby town of Aranas in the mountainous Nuristan Province. They set out early in the morning for what was supposed to be a positive and productive day of Shuras with local government officials and elders from surrounding villages. The terrain was unforgiving and impossible to pass in vehicles. The distance was short, yet time consuming to navigate, especially on foot and with the weight the modern day soldier carries. After the day's activities were finished in Aranas, the combined team set out for their return foot march back to Forward Operating Base Bella. The mountains of the area, scattered with cliffs and valleys, offered a hideout for Taliban insurgents who waited for the opportune moment to attack the team of US and Afghan Soldiers returning to base.

As a result of the attack by Taliban fighters, the combined team of Paratroopers and Afghan Soldiers sustained great loses. At that point, and after the area was secured, Dust-off leaped into action, and conducted what ended up being a 31 hour medical evacuation mission consisting of multiple lifts and eight separate air crews. The crews’ undying determination and commitment to their missions would not allow them to give up on their tasks.

Consider this scenario: The Crew Chief operates the hoist, as he pulls a casualty into the aircraft. This is a one person operation that is difficult to perform when the casualty is in a SKED, especially when the casualty has the added weight of body armor and equipment. The Medic rides the hoist to the ground and back up, time and time again. Imagine performing this operation 20-25 continuous times wearing Night Vision Goggles (NVGs), the Crew Chief continuing to advise the pilots of aircraft drift and rotor clearance as the mountain side is dangerously close. He ensures the hoist is ready for the next lift and watches the Medics hand and arm signals as he also directs the positioning of the aircraft. It becomes apparent this task is physically exhausting and difficult to master in routine conditions, let alone this punishing-unforgiving terrain at night.

The cabin of the aircraft becomes crowded, and the difficulty the Crew Chief and the Medic have maneuvering recovered personnel inside becomes increasingly challenging. Dust-off has a crew of 4: Pilot, Copilot, Crew Chief, and Medic. During one of the earlier MEDEVAC missions the previous night, Dust-off, with its normal crew of 4, extracted 8 casualties, and 1 non-injured soldier in a single lift for a total of 13 on board. That operation was conducted under zero-lunar-illumination NVG conditions with no supplemental lighting used in the rear of the aircraft due to the tactical situation, adding dramatically to the level of difficulty.

Dust-off departed the pick-up (PZ) zone after 31 combined hours of medical evacuation, and without further incident. Dust-off was PZ clean.

Had this mission not been captured by the AH-64 gun cameras, this would have been another example of selfless service occurring in this battle space on a daily basis that we never get to hear about and from countless service members across the spectrum; Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and our Civilian brethren included.


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

In the Vietnam War DUSTOFF helicopter was a Huey marked with a distinctive red cross on a white background on the nose, top, bottom, and sides. It identified their mission, and distinguished the ship from helicopters with different missions. It also provided Charlie (the enemy in Vietnam) with a more-than-adequate aiming point!

That is still the same announces to the enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Please say a prayer for our soldiers that give and give so unselfishly for us. Thank God for our troops and our Veterans.

A special thank you to Captain Dave, he reads this blog and also comments on here sometimes. He is a dear friend and was a Dustoff pilot, DUSTOFF22 in Vietnam.

After each of the shows with Bob Hope, when I would go on to see more of the troops, it was the Dustoff pilot that would give me a ride many times to go further in country to visit our troops. What an honor it was to meet them and get to know them.

Perhaps the mission of DUSTOFF and MEDEVAC is best said by author John L. Cook in his book "Rescue Under Fire".
It was written about the heroes in the Vietnam War........

"There is no question that these were truly
exceptional men, performing on an exceptional
level throughout the war. There were other intangibles
that went into building the DUSTOFF legacy,
creating an environment that drove these men to a
level of performance far above what could reasonably
be expected. While many of their peers back in the states
were dodging the draft, burning the flag, and protesting
the war, the DUSTOFF crews simply kept flying missions,
aware that their efforts were being jeered by an uninformed
and ungrateful public at home. In spite of all this, they
kept doing what had to be done. Perhaps this is the
ultimate expression of courage, honor and dedication
which defined the men of DUSTOFF.
In the end, however, nothing can fully
explain these truly magnificent men."


* Combined Joint Task Force

* Yankeemom's blog

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Gen. Petraeus visits Combat Outpost 9

Gen. Petraeus visits Combat Outpost 9

By Spc. Jaime Avila

Petraeus met and spoke with Paratroopers of the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

(U.S. Army photos by Spc. Jaime Avila)

Gen.Petraeus hands out "coins of excellence" to Paratroopers

Gen. David H. Petraeus, speaks with Paratroopers about their equipment during his visit.


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

I LOVE seeing General Petraeus on his visits to the troops. Looking at these photos I can feel his deep respect for them and the care he takes. We are so fortunate to have the General and all of our awesome troops defending our country and all they do.

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Military Magazine Is Awesome!

I received a wonderful subscription from Tom. It is called Military Magazine. My first issue arrived and I love it. It is not only good every few pages, but the entire magazine is filled with touching and informative personal accounts from those who have served our country.

"Military is a monthly history publication written by the men and women who were there; in essence an oral account in print in the words of those who served. Unlike most military history chronicles, Military encourages the subscribers to become involved in what is published. Most of the articles are first-hand experiences of the subscribers during World War II, Korea, Viet-Nam, the Cold War and Gulf War; all U.S. military services."

Samples of some of the articles:

The Truth About John Kerry from Buzz Patterson and John O'Neill

A Marine’s life: CPL Aaron M. Lusk, USMC, Camp Lejeune, NC

The Battle of Bunker Hill as seen from Easy Medical Company (part one of three): Lt. Birney Dibble, M.D. (s.g., MC, USNR, 1st MarDiv, Korea), Eau Clarie, WI

There are several regular columnists:

Lt. Col. Oliver North USMC (Ret)

Thomas Sowell

Jack Kelly

Mark Steyn

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Thank you so much Tom.

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Bush's Sword Dance In Saudi Arabia

Bush doing the traditional Arab Sword Dance in Saudi

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

I really am uncomfortable seeing this, I wish this kind of friendliness was seen with a good strong leader for Israel instead of a Saudi anything. But alas not only do we have a globalist leader that once was strong on the axis of evil, but Israel as well has a leader that misses the mark in being strong for his people.

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Troops Ignore Cold To Finish Victory 455

Army Cpt. Janelle Lohman, Information Operations executive officer, Joint Fire Cell, MNC-I, assists a Soldier who is regeristering to participate in the Camp Victory 455 Fun Run

Troops ignore cold to finish Victory 455

By Army Spc. Stephanie Homan, MNC-I PAO


About 400 runners showed up at the Victory main stage on the morning of Jan. 6 to battle the chilling temperatures together as they participated in the Camp Victory 455 Run.

The creation of the run, which followed a 4.55-mile course around the camp, began in November when a group of avid runners, who try to participate in all the runs around Victory Base Complex and in the International Zone, decided they wanted to jump off the track for once and organize a run for others.

Army Staff Sgt. Corey Fink, Information Assurance NCOIC, Multi-National Corps-Iraq, and Huntersville, N.C. native, enjoys running to stay fit. She said the group wanted to give back to all those who have organized runs.

"We wanted to prove that any individual, unit, or group can organize a run," Fink said.

The group had shirts promoting the race designed and located a sponsor.

Because the NASCAR Performance Network agreed to sponsor shirts for the run, Army Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Coble, Joint Fires Cell Information Operations Assessments Chief, MNC-I, said they named their run similar to that of a NASCAR race.

"Once we knew NASCAR was going to sponsor the T-shirts we wanted to have a race theme," said the Tulsa, Okla. native. "Ultimately we decided that 455 would be a perfect number in honor of our 455 day ‘extended vacations' here in Iraq. It seemed like a great way to wind down this tour for many of us."

The first 250 runners to finish received an official Camp Victory 455 T-shirt, while the rest received Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fun Run shirts.

The 1st place male and female runners were awarded a trophy and a gift certificate. The 2nd and 3rd place finishers were awarded a silver medal with a gift certificate and a bronze medal with a gift certificate, respectively.

However, the prizes didn't stop there. At the end of the award presentation, the group raffled off other prizes to all participants, to include an iPod Shuffle, a Fossil watch, gift cards from AAFES and an autographed NASCAR hat.

Finishing first for the males was Army Staff Sgt. Roderick Reeves, 535th Military Police Battalion, Raleigh, N.C., with a time of 27:47. Army Capt. Hilary Mann, 716th MP Bn., 18th MP Brigade, took 1st place for the female category.

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

I love that NASCAR supports our troops. All of this is so good for our troops, to get a break in what they do, the competition and awards. This is all just great.

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January 16, 2008

Michigan Crowd Boos McCain On Illegal Immigration

Labor leaders boo McCain on immigration, Iraq


Sen. John McCain threatened Tuesday to cut short a speech to union leaders who booed his immigration views and later challenged his statements on organized labor and the Iraq war.

“If you like, I will leave,” McCain told the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department, pivoting briefly from the lectern. He returned to the microphone after the crowd quieted.
“OK, then please give me the courtesy I would give you.”

It was a contentious session that tested McCain’s commitment to the straight-talking image he honed during his failed 2000 presidential bid. An underdog six years ago, the Arizona Republican is expected to seek the 2008 GOP nomination as a front-runner.

“I loved it. I love mixing it up like that,” McCain said after the speech to a Democratic-leaning crowd of several hundred.

He did seem to enjoy the back and forth that began minutes into his address, when he mentioned campaigning on behalf of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a fellow Republican. The crowd booed the reference to Schwarzenegger but laughed at McCain’s self-effacing joke that followed.

He said somebody came up to him at the Schwarzenegger event and said, “Do people tell you look like John McCain?"
“Yes, they do.”
“Doesn’t that make you madder than hell?”

Guest worker talk stirs crowd

Later, the senator outlined his position on the Senate immigration debate, saying tougher border enforcement must be accompanied by guest-worker provisions that give illegal immigrants a legal path toward citizenship.

Murmurs from the crowd turned to booing. “Pay a decent wage!” one audience member shouted.
“I’ve heard that statement before,” McCain said before threatening to leave.
Afterward, the senator said he offered to cut his speech short “because I wanted to be heard.”

In the speech, McCain also argued that withdrawing U.S. troops prematurely from Iraq would turn terrorists loose on the United States.

This time, there was no booing — though one audience member cursed from the back of the crowd.

McCain got another laugh when he finished the speech and asked whether anybody had “questions, comments or insults.”

The first questioner seemed to challenge his commitment to organized labor. When McCain started to praise a particular labor group in Arizona, the crowd booed again.

“Stop!” he said with a smile, drawing laughter from the crowd. “I surrender.”

But he took more questions, including a pointed one on his immigration plan.

McCain responded by saying immigrants were taking jobs nobody else wanted. He offered anybody in the crowd $50 an hour to pick lettuce in Arizona.

Shouts of protest rose from the crowd, with some accepting McCain’s job offer.

“I’ll take it!” one man shouted.

McCain insisted none of them would do such menial labor for a complete season. “You can’t do it, my friends.”

Some in the crowd said they didn’t appreciate McCain questioning their work ethic.

Impressed by McCain’s moxie

“I was impressed with his comedy routine and ability to tap dance without music. But I was impressed with nothing else about him,” said John Wasniewski of Milwaukee. “He’s supposed to be Mr. Straight Talk?”

Others said McCain showed some moxie, if not the best political judgment.

“Most of us don’t agree with him on immigration, but I give him credit for trying,” said Chris D. Schoenbeck of Milwaukee.

With his profile rising, a growing number of Democrats are accusing McCain of flip-flopping on issues to court conservative GOP primary voters.

McCain denied that charge later Tuesday — after addressing the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a GOP-leaning group that backs his immigration views. There were no boos. Just laughter, and at the end of his remarks, a standing ovation from the Hispanic leaders.

Yet McCain’s mind was still on the labor activists and their prickly reception.

“I can’t tell you how much fun that was,” he said.

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

Good, McCain is hearing back from America on illegal immigration. I think McCain's famous temper will have him explode in a fit of fury at some point. It is inevitable.

LOL well it’s about time the unions realize that illegals are taking their jobs, as well.

IF McCain cared about the security of this nation he would just say he learned his lesson from the overwhelming public reaction, and will truly clamp down on illegal immigration. But nope!

McCain needs to be made to understand that he can’t stab the GOP base in the back over and over again and still have them trust him.

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Two Video's Of Fred Thompson

Fred Thompson on Hannity and Colmes 01-15-08

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

The show was on late, after the vote count was in and after the Democrats debated on CNN.


The Augusta Chronicle

Fred Thompson visits Aiken

This is also an excellent video. Sorry you have to go to the location of the video on this next one, but it is worth it.


AIKEN - Undecided voters stood on chairs and bumped elbows just to hear Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson on Monday.

Although his visit to Aiken was delayed by a couple of hours, the 200 to 250 residents who came to Papa Russ's Barbecue for his campaign stop wanted to see for themselves if he would get past his television persona and hit on real issues.

"I think we may have decided on a candidate, but we wanted to experience him personally," Mark Thompson, of Aiken, said of his family's wait for the visit.

Mr. Thompson acknowledged that he needs a South Carolina win in the state's Republican presidential primary Saturday but was unapologetic about his campaign, telling voters that if he's too laid back for their tastes there are plenty of other candidates to choose from.

While some voters were looking for the right answers from Mr. Thompson, diehard supporters drove to Aiken in an effort to sway the undecided.

"I'm not from South Carolina, but I'll be contacting people in South Carolina because the alternative is unacceptable and I'll have to pay for it," said Dianne Thomas, of Charlotte, N.C. "He has more depth that's not always shown in a sound bite."

The former U.S. senator from Tennessee is on a tour bus campaign in South Carolina this week.

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Sign About Bill Clinton ~ LOL

Hooters sign says........ Hey Hillary , Bill is in here.

A Hooters restaurant sign referring to former President Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential candidate and US Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) is seen in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina January 16, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008

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

Thank you Hooters, LOL


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Rush:"If McCain or Huckabee Gets the Nomination, It Will Destroy GOP"

If McCain or Huckabee Gets the Nomination, It Will Destroy GOP


RUSH: Mark in Standish, Michigan, I really appreciate your holding on. Welcome to the program.

CALLER: Hello, Rush.


CALLER: Sorry to deviate from your monologue for just a minute, but you had a woman call yesterday that just frosted me to no end that if either Huckabee or McCain won the nomination she was going to sit the election out.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: People like her, I coined a term, a call them TV Republicans, and it doesn't stand for television, it stands for tunnel vision, because they need to take the blinders off and see the bigger picture. If they sit out the general election, the Democrat wins it by default, whichever one of the Three Stooges wins it. Guess what? In the next four years, there's going to be probably one, maybe two Supreme Court vacancies come up. Do they really want one of the three bozos over there appointing the next two Supreme Court justices? Is Clinton gonna appoint another Ginsburg, or is she going to do another Scalia? Is Obama going to appoint another Justice Thomas or is he going to do somebody like Breyer or Stevens? Do they really want a liberal appointing the next two Supreme Court justices? They need to take the blinders off, Rush. They need to look at the bigger vision and quit being tunnel vision Republicans.

RUSH: I understand what you're saying. I hate to tell you this, but she's not alone. I'm here to tell you, if either of these two guys get the nomination, it's going to destroy the Republican Party, it's going to change it forever, be the end of it. A lot of people aren't going to vote. You watch.


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

The GOP is walking away from their conservative base and ticked because we won’t follow em down the path of destruction. So we will see what happens.

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January 15, 2008

Loudspeaker Call To Prayer at Oxford "will create Muslim ghetto"

Outrage: Proposals for a loudspeaker to call Muslims to prayer in central Oxford have been attacked by local residents

Muslim elders at an Oxford mosque have said they intend to push ahead with plans to broadcast a call to prayer from a loudspeaker despite fierce opposition

Mosque's plan to broadcast call to prayer from loudspeaker 'will create Muslim ghetto'

Daily Mail

Muslim elders at an Oxford mosque have said they intend to push ahead with plans to broadcast a call to prayer from a loudspeaker despite fierce opposition.

Local residents have attacked the idea saying it would disrupt the peace and turn the area into a 'Muslim ghetto'.

But the elders said they still intend to seek planning permission to install the loudspeaker.

If granted, they would broadcast a two-minute long call three times a day from the Central Mosque, where up to 700 people gather to worship every Friday.

The idea has gained support from the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev John Pritchard, who last week said those in opposition to the idea should "relax" and "enjoy community diversity".

But residents, who packed out a council meeting last month to signal their outrage, remain set against the plan which they say is an "un-neighbourly intrusion".

They said they would rally to block the proposal when it is submitted to the council in nine months time, when construction on the mosque is complete.

Dr Allan Chapman, 61, who lives near the building, said:

"The response against this has been incredible, we have been indundated with calls ranging from stiff upper lip outrage to sheer screaming fury.
"The universal message is what an utter cheek to inflict this on a non-Muslim area of Oxford. If this application goes forward then a large number of angry people are poised to form an opposition to it."
Dr Chapman added the broadcast is not to comparable to the ringing of church bells because: "They are just a signal. The Muslim call is a theological statement."

Residents have said the main objection is the loud amplification of the broadcast.

Elizabeth Mills, 56, said: "We don't have a problem with the Imam climbing to the top of the minaret and shouting.
"But we object to electronic amplification. The Bishop of Oxford might say it's ok but he doesn't have to listen to it."
Martin Stott, 53, a member of the Oxford Oratory, added: "This is not an anti-Muslim thing, it is more about community cohesion."

A spokesman for the Central Mosque said that sounding the call to prayer is a traditional part of the religion.

Sadar Rana, 68, said: "Building work will take another nine months to a year, it is then that we plan to make an application to the council.
"We want to fix a loudspeak to our minaret to broadcast our call to prayer. We would like to have it three times a day but if that is not accepted, then we would like to have it at least on Fridays.
"We do not need the volume to be loud but we want to have the call in some form because it's our tradition."

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

Sorry, formerly-"great" Britain, but your dhimmi government is more concerned with showing these religious thugs how tolerant you are. And what the heck kind of religion has to yell at its members so they will pray? LOL

What did they do before loud speakers, holler?

How about broadcasting 5 minutes of Billy Graham across Oxford 5 times a day? The BBC and the PC police in the UK would go nuts. heh heh

Can anyone remember this but didn't the city of Detroit, or somewhere up around there, go thru this same thing? If I remember correctly, the city and courts gave the Muzzies permission for this crap right here in the good ole US of A.

I know this is a serious situation, but the irony of how letting PC rule, and then accepting and even inviting these creep Muslims in their country and ours, and not expecting this kind of thing to happen?? Well heads in the sand anyone!

On a lighter note a little something for you...........

Thinking of Elvis from yesterday a little re-write of one of his songs...........(giggle)

In The Ghetto

"As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Ol' Oxford mornin'
A poor little Muslim child is born
In the ghetto

And his imam cries
'cause if there's one thing he surely needs
is another little fragile mind to mislead
In the ghetto "

Thank you, Thankyouvrymuch

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New US Weapons Sale for Saudis

King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud and George W. Bush

New US Weapons Sale for Saudis



The Democratic-led Congress is unlikely to block U.S. plans to sell $123 million worth of sophisticated precision-guided bomb technology to Saudi Arabia, despite concerns from some members that the systems could be used against Israel.

The Bush administration on Monday notified Congress of its intent to sell the bomb-delivery systems as part of a multibillion-dollar arms package to bolster the defense of U.S. allies in the Gulf.

Rep. Tom Lantos, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, does not intend to consider a resolution of disapproval, said spokeswoman Lynne Weil. Otherwise, Lantos declined to comment.

The arms deal creates a dilemma for lawmakers, especially for Democrats eager to challenge President Bush's handling of foreign policy. At the same time, they see Saudi Arabia's cooperation as crucial to the war on terror and in deterring aggression from Iran.

"We need to be convinced that the sale makes sense militarily and ensure that it in no way harms our security or those of our allies," said Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "We must also make certain that the administration does not just try to use a few arms sales to substitute for the comprehensive, coherent strategy we need for the region."

Timed to coincide with Bush's trip to Saudi Arabia, the notification opens a 30-day window during which lawmakers can object to the sale, which envisions the transfer of 900 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, or JDAMs, to the Saudis, the State Department said.

The proposed deal follows notification on five other packages to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, and brings to $11.5 billion the amount of advanced U.S. weaponry, including Patriot missiles, provided to friendly Arab nations under the Gulf Security Dialogue, spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters.

Administration officials say the total amount of sales as part of the dialogue is estimated at $20 billion, but they also have cautioned that the figure is subject to what equipment the receiving countries actually purchase.

The sale is a key element in the U.S. strategy to bolster the defenses of its Arab allies in Saudi Arabia and other oil-producing majority Sunni Muslim Gulf nations against threats from Shiite Iran.

A principal aim of Bush's Mideast visit is to convince the Saudi leadership as well as those in Kuwait, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates that he remains committed to preventing Iran from destabilizing the region, despite U.S. intelligence findings that Tehran halted its nuclear weapons development in 2003.

Congress has already been briefed on the entire Gulf Security Dialogue arms package, which includes the sale of the Navy's Littoral Combat system as well as the JDAMs kits. During these meetings, the administration assured lawmakers that there would be proper restrictions on the JDAMs sale to ensure that the weapon would not pose a threat to Israel.

"We've spent a lot of time ensuring that we abide by our commitments to a qualitative military edge for Israel," McCormack said. "We are committed to maintaining that qualitative military edge for Israel."

Members who still oppose it say they are concerned it would give Saudi Arabia a technical edge that could be used to attack Israel.

Democratic Reps. Anthony Weiner of New York and Robert Wexler of Florida said they will push for a resolution condemning the sale. Their resolution already has some three dozen co-sponsors.

"It's mind-bogglingly bad policy because the Saudis at every turn have been uncooperative" regarding U.S. interests in the Middle East, Weiner said in a statement on Monday.

At least one Republican, who previously registered his concerns with the deal, said he wasn't ready to support the deal just yet.

"The administration must guarantee to Congress' satisfaction that selling JDAMs to Saudi Arabia will not harm U.S. forces or our democratic ally Israel," said Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill. "At this time, I do not have enough information to support the sale."

Still, senior congressional aides said it was considered unlikely that the required two-thirds majority in Congress could be found to stop the sale.

Mark Regev, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, said the Israeli government would not comment on the arms deal.

Previously, Israel has indicated it does not oppose the deal and Washington plans to counterbalance the sales to Arab nations with $30 billion in military assistance to the Jewish state — a more than 25 percent increase over the next 10 years.

Notifications to Congress of specific transactions are made in "piecemeal" fashion, McCormack said. He added that the 30-day deadline for lawmakers to raise opposition to the previous five sales had passed.

The five earlier agreements included two sales to the United Arab Emirates for a Patriot missile system and support for an airborne early warning system; one to Kuwait for Patriot missile system upgrades and two to Saudi Arabia for "targeting pods" and upgrades to AWACs airborne warning and control aircraft.

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

Arming the Saudis with anything more advanced than slingshots does not appeal to me.

Bush is in legacy mode....desperate to salvage his Roadmap full of Potholes.

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Maryland Gov. OKs Driver’s Licenses for Illegals

Maryland Gov. OKs Driver’s Licenses for Illegals


Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration is drawing up plans for a two-tiered licensing system that would issue different driver’s licenses to undocumented aliens and legal residents.

Maryland is currently one of eight states that permit illegal immigrants to get licenses.

Under the new system, undocumented immigrants would have to prove only that they live in Maryland, but they would not be able to use their licenses to board airplanes, enter federal buildings or cross borders, the Washington Post reports.

Maryland Senate Minority Leaders David Brinkley, a Republican, is critical of the plan backed by the Democratic administration.

“The state is endorsing people to skirt the law,” he said. “Then Maryland becomes a haven for people that are here illegally.”

As other states, including neighboring Virginia, have tightened requirements for documentation in obtaining a license, Maryland has seen an increase in demand for driver’s licenses from foreign-born individuals, according to the Post.

The two-tiered system is similar to one proposed earlier by Gov. Eliot Spitzer in New York, which does not allow illegal immigrants to obtain licenses. He was forced to abandon the plan in the face of political opposition, and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was criticized for saying it was a good idea.

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

Conveniently located just next door to the nations Capitol. sheesh Can I renounce my citizenship and live here illegally so I won’t have to pay taxes and yet be able to vote and drive?

And illegal alien will be stupid enough to accept such a license that publicly brands him as such. As was pointed out in the Spitzer version.

The ONLY reason the Left wants illegals to be able to obtain a drivers license in America is so that they can then go to the next window at the DMV and REGISTER TO VOTE!!

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Army Chinooks Help Carry Work Load

Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment prepare their aircraft for missions in which they transported 25,000 total pounds of gear. 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment considers this to be a light day after so far transporting 28,000 passengers and almost 2 million pounds of cargo since August. Photo by: Cpl. Andrew M. Kalwitz, USMC.

Army Chinooks Help Carry Work Load

By Cpl. Andrew M. Kalwitz
2nd Marine Logistics Group


Though they are a flock of merely eight, the Army’s CH-47 Chinooks move thousands of pounds of gear and scores of personnel daily. Despite their small number of aircraft, the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment has handled a large workload since beginning operations in August. With greater capacity, the Army’s Chinooks have spared the Marine Corps’ aircraft approximately 28,000 passengers and almost 2 million pounds of cargo.

“They just needed something to fill the gaps until they could get another stateside unit into the rotation,” said Capt. Nelson Gray, a Milan, Ohio native.
Gray said the battalion’s Chinooks have already flown more than 300 missions. The overachieving aircraft can already carry 2,000 lbs. more than the Marine Corps’ Sea Knight, but that’s not all.

The Chinooks can also lift an external payload of nearly 13,000 lbs. by hooking the gear up to a sling under the belly of the aircraft. That’s more than twice the Sea Knight’s maximum lifting capability.

“It’s the best aircraft in any military inventory that I’ve seen yet,” said Capt. Zachariah Morford, a commanding officer for one of the battalion’s companies. “Our aircraft flies faster, higher, farther than anything in the Army inventory and now that we’re stacking up against Marine aircraft, we’re more than holding our own.”

The Soldiers are on a constant flight rotation, taking to the skies both day and night for the entirety of their deployment. A lot of maintenance comes with that kind of tempo, especially if the battalion plans to sustain it for the remainder of their 15-month deployment.

“Without us, we couldn’t move troops or supplies so it’s satisfying to see these things take off and go,” said Staff Sgt. Samuel Ayres, a Chinook mechanic with the battalion.

Morford said he especially enjoys working in a Marine environment as many of the few and the proud are unfamiliar with the Chinook’s capabilities.

“People wear a couple different uniforms, but all haircuts look the same and the food tastes the same,” said the Gainesville, Fla., native. “There are fewer differences than I would’ve at first imagined. They have a very mission focused perspective and we’ve been able to fit right into that.”

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Fred Thompson's Newest Ad "Always"

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January 14, 2008

Gun- Control Advocates Get Boost From Bush Administration

Bush administration backs gun regulation

LA Times

A D.C. ban on home handguns may not be constitutional, the solicitor general tells the Supreme Court, but rights are limited and federal firearm restrictions should be upheld.

January 13, 2008

In their legal battle over gun ownership and the 2nd Amendment, gun- control advocates never expected to get a boost from the Bush administration.

But that's just what happened when U.S. Solicitor General Paul D. Clement urged the Supreme Court in a brief Friday to say that gun rights are limited and subject to "reasonable regulation" by the government and that all federal restrictions on firearms should be upheld.

Reasonable regulations include the federal ban on machine guns and other "particularly dangerous types of firearms," he said in the brief. Moreover, the government forbids gun possession by felons, drug users, "mental defectives" and people subject to restraining orders, he said.
"Given the unquestionable threat to public safety that unrestricted private firearm possession would entail, various categories of firearm-related regulation are permitted by the 2nd Amendment," Clement said. He filed the brief in a closely watched case involving Washington, D.C.'s ban on keeping handguns at home for self-defense.

The head of a gun-control group said he was pleasantly surprised by the solicitor general's stand.

Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Handgun Violence, said he saluted the administration for recognizing a need for limits on gun rights.

Alan Gura, a key gun-rights advocate who is leading the challenge to the District of Columbia's gun law, expressed disappointment at the administration's position. He said he was troubled that Clement advised the justices to send the case back for further hearings in a lower court.
"We are not happy. We are very disappointed the administration is hostile to individual rights. This is definitely hostile to our position," Gura said.

This year, for the first time, the court is expected to rule squarely on whether the 2nd Amendment gives individuals a right to have a gun despite laws or ordinances restricting firearms.

In the past, this amendment has sometimes been read as protecting only state militias. It says: "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
The case before the court tests the constitutionality of the District of Columbia's unusually restrictive ordinance. Clement, the Bush administration's chief lawyer before the court, agreed that the 2nd Amendment "protects an individual right to possess firearms, including for private purposes unrelated to militia operations." D.C.'s ban on handguns goes too far and is probably unconstitutional, he added.

A ruling along these lines would be a major victory for advocates of gun owners' rights.

But the solicitor general devoted most of his brief, filed late Friday, to urging the court to move cautiously and to make clear that the 2nd Amendment does not threaten most current restrictions on guns and gun owners.

Clement also said the court should stop short of striking down the D.C. ordinance on its own. Instead, he said, the case should be sent back to a trial judge.

"The D.C. ban may well fail constitutional scrutiny" he said, because it totally forbids private citizens from having a handgun at home.
But such a ruling should not threaten other laws, he said. "Nothing in the 2nd Amendment properly understood . . . calls for invalidation of the numerous federal laws regulating firearms."

Under Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft, the Bush administration in 2001 switched the Justice Department's long-standing support for gun control and adopted the view that the 2nd Amendment protects individuals' gun rights.

The solicitor general holds an unusual position in the government.

He is an appointee of the president in the Justice Department, representing the administration's view in court. At the same time, he has a duty to defend the laws passed by Congress, including in this instance the restrictions on machine guns and who can own a firearm.

The solicitor general is also an advisor to the Supreme Court. And usually, the briefs filed by his office carry more weight with the justices than any others.

The court will hear arguments in the D.C. case in late March.

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

Well, this administration stuck the knife in conservatives’ backs a long time ago. May as well continue twisting it.

Our forefathers intended that right to be an absolute right, thus the very carefully chosen wording of the 2nd Amendment..."SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED..."

The NRA has released this press release expressing its disagreement with the DOJ brief: found at THIS website

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Kerry: "No Dem will ever be swift-boated again"

Kerry: No Dem will ever be swift-boated again

ABC's This Week, broadcast January 13, 2008.

Senator John Kerry told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week" that no Democratic President will ever allow themselves to be attacked in the way that the "Swift-boat veterans" group attacked him in 2004.

"Unfortunately, when lies are put out on television sufficiently and unanswered sufficiently, they can make a difference. That will never, ever happen again," he said.

Stephanopoulous and Kerry discussed Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's clash over a controversial comment Clinton made regarding Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Clinton accused Obama's campaign of distorting her comments to suggest that she thought less of King.

When Stephanopoulous asked Kerry if he felt the Obama campaign owed Clinton an apology, he neglected to comment.

"George, I don't know what the back/forth has been and i'm not here to get in between, you know, the sort of two campaigns and how they're interpreting that," he said.

Throughout the interview, Kerry voiced his strong support for Obama and his "ability to inspire hope."

"Who better than Barack Obama to talk to young blacks in america or disaffected young people or -- anybody, and sort of say, you see what happens if you have a dream and you pursue it and you work at it?" he said.

Kerry cited financial problems as a main reason why swiftboating was such a problem for him in the 2004 elections.

"No, he won't, nor will any democrat ever again. And you're looking at the person would understands that better than anybody. We made the miscalculation that we had answered the lies enough. They were answered. They were answered contrary to myth on day one, instant one. Counterpress conference. And the mainstream media wrote the truth. But unfortunately, when lies are put out on television sufficiently and unanswered sufficiently, they can make a difference. That will never, ever happen again " "We were stuck in the federal financing. [Barack Obama] is not. And he will have the ability to be able to redefine himself immediately," he said.

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

A stupid question about Swiftboating to Kerry. And another lie of an answer from traitor Kerry. We just can't seem to get rid of Kerry the jerk. I wonder if he told them he wanted to be asked that question just so he could do his poor me thing on the show. I wouldn't put anything past John Kerry to do, he is pure sleaze.

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Dubai to Build $600M Hub at S. Carolina’s Orangeburg County

Dubai to Build $600M Hub in US "Corridor of Shame"

Financial Times

Dubai is investing $600m in one of the poorest counties in the US to set up a manufacturing and distribution complex that would serve as a major logistical hub for North America.

The long-term aim, according to people familiar with the deal, is to take advantage of a new generation of larger merchant ships passing from Asia through the soon to be widened Panama Canal and docking at ports such as Charleston and Savannah, seen as future primary gateways to the US.

The project is being handled by Jafza, a unit of the government-owned Dubai World group, which has bought land in South Carolina’s Orangeburg County.

Parts of South Carolina, which on January 26 holds one of the country’s key presidential primaries, are so underdeveloped that the area has been dubbed the US’s “corridor of shame”.

Jafza, which operates Dubai’s Jebel Ali free zone, is a sister company of DP World, which sparked a political furore last year when it acquired the management of six major US ports through its purchase of P&O.

Although that deal was backed by the Bush administration, political opposition in Congress to handing over such strategic facilities to a Middle Eastern company persuaded Dubai to sell off the US interests.

So far the Orangeburg project, little reported outside the region, has not provoked significant opposition. Jim Clyburn, Democratic congressman for the district, told The State newspaper in South Carolina that support for the plan was “overwhelming”.

When Jafza bought 1,300 acres of land in the area in October, its first acquisition in the US, the company said it planned to invest about $600m (£306m, €406m) to create a world-class logistics and business park that would include light manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities.

“Jafza’s long-term strategy is to develop a global logistics platform, and Orangeburg is one more major step in that direction,” said Salma Hareb, Jafza’s chief executive officer.

The project aims to create 8,000 to 10,000 jobs in an area of high unemployment, predominantly among African-Americans, and to attract further private investment of $1.2bn. It trumped a plan by the Catawba Indian tribe to set up a high-stakes casino on the land.

Jim Hodges, a former South Carolina governor who advises the Dubai company, told the FT:

“Jafza looked at changing shipping patterns, particularly on the west coast, and saw that, with the expansion of the Panama Canal, it would be easier for Asian companies to ship through the canal to the south east.” Panama is spending $5bn to double the capacity of the waterway over the next decade.
Mr Hodges said the Orangeburg project should not be compared to the controversial DP World deal. “Congress overreacted to a company and a country with which the US has good relations. This, however, is not ports but a business park.”

He said the hundreds of companies that might be encouraged to relocate there could use the hub to repackage imported goods or add content to imported components for re-export.

Orangeburg County straddles Interstate 95, the US’s main Atlantic coast highway from Maine to Florida, where it crosses I-26, a main south-east highway.

“It’s a great North American entry point,” said Gregg Robinson, head of the Orangeburg County Development Commission.
“Seventy-five per cent of the US market place is east of the Mississippi,” Mr Robinson told the FT. “What we envision is the arrival of a significant number of companies that have an international presence.”

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

I have never heard of this place before so I looked it up.This is what I found......

the "corridor of shame" tag does not refer to how developed the counties are nor does it refer to their low income levels. It refers to the badly neglected rural schools in South Carolina. It comes from a documentary by the same name and was put out by their own South Carolina Public Broadcasting.

hmmmmm well let's see, since foreigners will have ownership they will be able to make management decisions some of which may not always be in the best interest of the U.S.

We would be better off if we invested in this ourselves.

I find it amazing that American companies (Google, IBM, GM, etc) are content investing in foreign countries while foreign companies (this company, Toyota, Nissan, etc) are content investing in the US.

Why couldn’t a smart American company or entreprenuer think of an idea like this? Because it wouldn’t make a quick buck like investing in China would. It’s only good for long-term gain and that idea is no longer appealing to the majority of people who run or live this country.

Seeing the sovereign nation of the United States turn into an international shipping hub. We don’t need to manufacture! No wonder the Rino’s don’t want to control our borders, their UAE friends will need that cheap labor at their new ‘business park’.

And no wonder the Globalists don’t want Duncan Hunter heard. The UAE is against our WOT. They are not our friends.

Links of interest:

War On Terrorism: Funding - Dubai identified as `hub’ for hijackers’Independent, The (London), Sep 29, 2001 by Anne Penketh

US Coast Guard Had Concerns About UAE Ports Deal
By Deborah Tate
Capitol Hill
28 February 2006
The U.S. Coast Guard had expressed concerns about the planned takeover of key operations at leading U.S. ports by a company based in the United Arab Emirates. Those concerns were expressed in a document released at congressional hearing Monday.

From this site: ...there are other candidates listed as well, but these two are the only ones against it or at least with extreme caution.

Congressman Duncan Hunter: “No, because I don’t trust them. And I don’t trust them because a few years ago Dubai, while an American Customs agent was trying to stop them, set for delivery a set of nuclear triggers to an anonymous recipient in Islamabad, probably for the A.Q. Khan network. That went directly against American interests. So I would not do that.”

Senator Fred Thompson: "The answer is yes. Dubai would own 20 percent of NASDAQ, but NASDAQ, under this deal, as I understand it, would gain more than 30 percent of the Dubai company. It all depends on national security issues. Doesn’t seem to be one there. But we should look at all these deals carefully because we have a vast infrastructure. The great portion of it is in private hands. There’s no way, frankly, we can protect it all. So we need to do everything that we can to make sure that we’re doing all that we can to protect the infrastructure we’ve got and scrutinize these deals, number one, first and foremost, from a national security standpoint."

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Army Closes Ray Barracks in Germany

The main gate of Ray Barracks in Friedberg, Germany, is shown here in 1963 Photo

Lt. Col. Thomas Salo, commander, 102nd Signal Battalion, and Jeurgen Jaeger shut off the main power supply to the KN-4100 telephone switch during a closing ceremony Monday on Ray Barracks. Photo by Sgt. Elizabeth A. Sheridan U.S. Army

Army Closes Ray Barracks in Germany news

Sgt. Elizabeth A. Sheridan serves as NCOIC for 5th Signal Command Public Affairs

Army News Service

The voice of Elvis Presley echoed through Ray Barracks one last time Monday, returning for a brief moment to his old military stomping grounds.

With Presley's "Hound Dog" reverberating off the cement walls, Lt. Col. Thomas Salo, commander, 102nd Signal Battalion, and Jeurgen Jaeger, 102nd Signal Bn., shut off the main power supply to the KN-4100 telephone switch during a closing ceremony for building 3705 on Ray Barracks.

The barracks were "The King's" home in Friedberg from October 1958 to March 1960 when he served as a member of the 1st Battalion, 32nd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division during his tour in the U.S. Army.

"The historical aspects of this post warranted a ceremony, here in this former home of Elvis," said Salo. "Thousands and thousands of people were able to communicate from lines connected to this building; it is the end of an era."

The massive telephone switch, installed in 1986, enabled 102nd Signal Battalion to provide communications to the Friedberg and Giessen military communities with 400 DSN lines and 20 commercial lines. By 1996 the capacity was bumped up to1400 DSN lines and 40 commercial lines.

"This is not the first communications site to close, and it will not be the last," said Salo.

The garrison closure ceremony for U.S. Army Garrison Giessen, which encompassed Ray Barracks, was held Sept. 28, 2007. And 3705 is the last building on Ray Barracks to be turned over to the Department of Public Works for release back to the host nation, explained James Neufeld, chief of the Operations Management Cell in Hanau.

"It is fitting that commo is the first in and last out," said Salo. "We do not turn off until the last customer is gone. They're gone, so its time to flip the switch."

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Halal Food For Muslim Students In US Schools

Halal food in US schools

The New Nation
New York

The powerful US Senate is likely to witness a bill from Democrat Senator John Sabini, who is pursuing to ensure 'halal food' for Muslim students in schools of the city and the state as well.

"The 'Halal Food Bill' will be placed before the State Senate shortly," John said at a fund-raising meeting in the city on Thursday.

Bangladesh Expatriates in New York organised the programme, where John Sabini also said that he and some other Democrat senators have been trying their best to raise funds from US business community for the cyclone-hit people in Bangladesh.

John Sabini has made a success last year, when he put forward a bill in the senate asking government to keep Eid days free from public examinations for Muslims. The bill has been passed to enact a new law.

District Leader of Democratic Party Mohammad Amunullah and president of American- Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce Gias Ahmed, among others, spoke on the occasion.

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

Note: This article erroneously states the US Senate when in reality it is the New York State Senate.

And what about kosher menus pray tell, oh thaty's's hate the Jews and cater to the Moslems.

This is called liberals appeasing Muslims.

They should go back to a parent packing a lunch for their children and get rid of all this government in schools. When I was a kid we always took our own lunch to school. I remember when they started to have milk at shcool and my Dad said how it wasn't a good idea, because of it being paid for my the government that one day if our government ever wanted to tell teachers what to teach etc. they could simply because of the power they would have from something as simple as providing milk to schools.

If my Dad was alive today he would be outraged by all of this and everything else that has been happening. Moslems prayer rooms, so many things, too many to mention here.

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January 13, 2008

Yemen Loves Terrorists And Urges U.S.To Shut GITMO

Yemen urges U.S. to shut Guantanamo to win good-will

January 12, 2008

Yemen has called on the United States to free all detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, saying the move would generate global good-will towards Washington.

About 100 Yemenis are being held at Guantanamo, making them the biggest group among the approximately 275 detainees there, according to Yemen's media.

"I hope that the United States releases all those held at Guantanamo, based on the principles of human rights, freedom and justice upon which your country was founded," President Ali Abdullah Saleh told President George W. Bush in a letter.
"I am sure that such an undertaking would draw a wide positive response from peoples and countries across the world," a senior Yemeni official quoted Saleh as saying in the letter.

Saleh said Yemen would study charges against the detainees and prosecute them under Yemeni laws.

A Yemeni official told Reuters that a security team from Yemen would visit Guantanamo and meet with the detainees in early February.

The United States has been under international pressure to shut down the prison in Cuba, which many human rights watchdogs say is illegal because detainees are being held there without charge.

Washington started sending suspected al Qaeda and Taliban captives there in 2002, after leading an invasion of Afghanistan and deposing the ruling Taliban following the September 11 attacks on U.S. cities.

Yemen, the ancestral homeland of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has joined the U.S.-led "war on terror" and is trying to shed its image in the West as a haven for Islamic militants.

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

"joined the U.S.-led "war on terror" and is trying to shed its image in the West as a haven for Islamic militants."...

LOL, well Yemen you and your idiot terrorist lovers in charge have a VERY long way to go for me to think much of you.. With this kind of advice it speaks volumes you are on the side of the terrorists. Now go grab your prayer blankie, and pray to your allah the moon god. Yemen should be thanking us and kissing our arse that we don't bomb the heck out of that place for harboring terrorists.

Jack Nicholson ( Col. Nathan R. Jessup)

"Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have more responsibility here than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.

I know deep down in places you dont talk about at parties, you don't want me on that wall, you need me on that wall.

We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline.

I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then question the manner in which I provide it. I prefer you said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand to post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to!"

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Global Cooling?

Global Cooling? Saudi Arabia covered with snow in coldest winter for 20 years
world news

Northern parts of Saudi Arabia are covered with snow with schools, mosques and administrative bodies paralyzed, local media reported Friday.

The oil-rich kingdom is being hit with subzero temperatures and snow storms with freezing winds of up to 50 km/h (30mp/h). Some regions have been experiencing problems with water supplies as pipes have frozen, and livestock has died from the cold.

The Saudi Gazette reported late in December that the winter was expected to last 89 days, with temperatures reaching below zero. National media said the winter is the coldest in the country for 20 years.

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

LOL Hello Gore, Gore cannot be reached heh heh

But on a serious note, please remember in your prayers our troops 'wintering' in the hostile, isolated mountains of the infamous Hindu Kush Range in northeastern Afghanistan...Small bands of them perched on tiny cliffs they pickaxed out of the mountain side last spring,... no running water, no real buildings, only hooches they cobbled together by filling sand bags with rocks - and logs over the top - no real warmth, no real escape from the pervasive cold that can get down to minus 40 F, with blizzards and frequent avalanches.

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Robin Williams in Kuwait

Footage of comedian and actor, Robin Williams, in Kuwait

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

Since his last visit to see the troops little by little video's are bein released. LMAO this was so funny, apparently in all the timwes Robin has been to see our troops this trip had a new experience for him. hahaha

And this one he talks about the troops.

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Aaron Tippin Supporting Our Troops

Country music star Aaron Tippin poses with Marines serving in the global war on terrorism. The country music singer spent his third straight Thanksgiving entertaining servicemembers serving in Iraq and Kuwait. Stars for Stripes photo

Country Musician Comes by Patriotism Naturally


Growing up as part of a military family, country music star Aaron Tippin learned a crucial lesson early in life: Freedom isn't free.

"That might be a corny old saying, but you know what?" he asked. "It is still true. Freedom is not free."

Tippin, who was in Washington for some publicity appearances, said his father, Willis, served in the military. The senior Tippin always was deeply patriotic, even after he left the service, his son added.

"That really bled into me," he said. "So I have a great appreciation for my freedom and have a deep understanding that (servicemembers) are the people that are directly responsible for it."

The musician has expressed that appreciation many times through his music. One of his first hit songs, the 1991 single "You've Got to Stand for Something," earned him a spot entertaining the troops with comedian Bob Hope in the Persian Gulf region.

Since then, Tippin has entertained the troops numerous times, including the past three Thanksgiving holidays. Each visit gives him new perspective and renews his admiration for those serving the United States, he said.

What strikes him most is the progress being made and the troops' role in that growth. One Iraqi boy in particular made it clear that U.S. troops are making a difference during Tippin's 2007 trip.

After suffering serious facial injuries in a roadside bombing, the boy had undergone many surgeries and was still in the hospital recovering. He caught Tippin's attention as the singer visited the hospital, which just two years before had been filled with wounded American troops.

Tippin autographed a picture for the boy while a translator explained who the singer was and what he was doing.

"He got up off his little mat and he came over to me and he took the picture," the singer said. "He looked up at me and then looked at it again, and he walked over and gave me a great big hug and a kiss.
"That floored me," Tippin added.

The child's simple act was powerful enough, but it was more than just simple human emotion to Tippin.

"What I realized (through) the touch of that child (is), our troops know how to be great soldiers, great Marines, great airmen, great sailors," he said. "They do battle the way it should be done, and that was just so inspiring.
"If that would have been our enemy (that found the boy), they'd have left that little kid to die right there in the street," Tippin added.

The Nashville-based musician doesn't have to be oceans from home to be "wowed" by the troops, though. He frequently plays for military audiences in the states as well.

He considers it his reward when, while meeting fans at the end of a show, a servicemember shows him a photo from an overseas performance. It never fails that the photo strikes a familiar chord.

"It's me and them on the battlefield," Tippin said. "That's a cool moment because ... I've been waiting for the chance to see them here in our country and go, 'Thanks, Man. Glad to see you're home. Glad to see you're safe. Thanks so much; we appreciate what you do for us.'"

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

I knew Aaron Tippin supported our troops and have posted about him before and also video's of his music. But I never knew about his Dad being a Veteran before. I was so glad to read about that.

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January 12, 2008

Football Weekend Schedule

LOL this video is so funny!


Here are the matchups for the weekend.

4:30 EST on FOX

Seahawks (10-6-0)
Packers (13-3-0)

8:00 EST on CBS

Jaguars (11-5-0)
Patriots (16-0-0)

Sunday 1:00 EST on CBS

Chargers (11-5-0)
Colts (13-3-0)

4:30 EST on FOX

Giants (10-6-0)
Cowboys (13-3-0)


These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chief - Seahwaks
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons
Greg (USARMY) - Eagles
Max ( USARMY- Cowboys
Pete ( USMC) - Bronco's
Steve - (USAF) - Bronco's
Tony - (USARMY) - Redskins

FINAL scores for Saturday's games:

Seahawks 20
Packers 42

Jaguars 20
Patriots 31

FINAL scores for Sunday's games:

Chargers 28
Colts 24

Giants 21
Cowboys 17

GREAT games today the last one with the Giants and Cowboy's almost went the other way, it was a great game to watch right up to the last 9 seconds.

Congratulations to all whose team(s) won.

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Rush: Huck "Absurd," Thompson "Stellar"

Rush: Huck "Absurd," Thompson "Stellar"

Rush begins by calling Huck's assertion that the Reagan coalition is dead and Republicans don't care about little people "absurd," then plays clips of Thompson's debate performance. Rush called Fred Thompson's performance "stellar."

Here’s some of the transcript:

THOMPSON: Governor Huckabee’s campaign manager said it accurately in terms of what they believe. They believe that it is over. This is a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party and its future. On the one hand, you have a Reagan revolution; you have the Reagan coalition of limited government, and strong national security. On the other hand, you have the direction that Governor Huckabee would take us in. He would be a Christian leader, but he would also bring about liberal economic policies, liberal foreign policies.

RUSH: And, you know, now, this was unique. This has not happened to date in Republican debates with a Republican calling another Republican a liberal. And this is why Fred was considered to be on fire. He continued.

THOMPSON: He believes we have an arrogant foreign policy in the tradition of blame-America first. He believes that Guantanamo should be closed down and those enemy combatants brought here to the United States to find their way into the court system eventually. He believes in taxpayer funded programs for illegals, as he did in Arkansas. He has the endorsement of the National Education Association, and the NEA said it was because of his opposition to vouchers. He said he would sign a bill that banned smoking nationwide. So much for federalism, so much for state’s rights, so much for individual rights. That’s not the model of the Reagan coalition. That’s the model of the Democratic Party.

RUSH: Where has this been? Everybody is asking, “Where has this been,” besides on this program? Where has this been in the context of the Republican debates? When I got home from dinner last night and started checking e-mail both from friends and just others, it was just shy of orgasmic — there was so much excitement and happiness, and people were also frustrated, where’s this been? Fred’s finally come alive. This is an annunciation of the conservative agenda that has not been present in their debates before, and everybody has known, a lot of people have known it’s there. It just hasn’t surfaced. So now, because of Fred’s stellar performance last night — I should say Senator Thompson’s stellar performance, guess what’s happening? It’s predictable. The Drive-Bys, media commentators, the pundits who ought to be so ashamed of blowing New Hampshire as badly as they did, they shouldn’t be able to show their face, they suffer no embarrassment whatsoever, they are saying it’s too little, too late. We had two states. We had the Hawkeye Cauci; we’ve had New Hampshire. We had two states. It’s too late? Fred doesn’t have a chance? Just wait ’til we get to these states where there are full-fledged conservative Republicans, not like New Hampshire, where McCain won the election with Democrats and independents. Mitt Romney got a majority of the Republican vote in New Hampshire. But the Republicans, in a Republican primary, were outnumbered by Democrats and independents.

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

We have no doubt now who Rush wants to win. I understand why he won’t endorse anyone. I was listening to Sean today and he appears to be waking up also. I hate to use an old cliche but the perfect storm is forming. History is happening and we are a part of something great.

The smallness of the times begs for greatness. The founders understood this. We are fortunate to follow their stride!

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Daily KOS Pathetic Excuse For Human Beings

Let's have some fun in Michigan

Daily KOS

"Next Tuesday, January 15th, Michigan will hold its primary. Michigan Democrats should vote for Mitt Romney, because if Mitt wins, Democrats win. How so?

For Michigan Democrats, the Democratic primary is meaningless since the DNC stripped the state of all its delegates (at least temporarily) for violating party rules. Hillary Clinton is alone on the ballot.

But on the GOP side, this primary will be fiercely contested. John McCain is currently enjoying the afterglow of media love since his New Hamsphire victory, while Iowa winner Mike Huckabee is poised to do well in South Carolina.

Meanwhile, poor Mitt Romney, who’s suffered back-to-back losses in the last week, desperately needs to win Michigan in order to keep his campaign afloat. Bottom line, if Romney loses Michigan, he's out. If he wins, he stays in.

And we want Romney in, because the more Republican candidates we have fighting it out, trashing each other with negative ads and spending tons of money, the better it is for us. We want Mitt to stay in the race, and to do that, we need him to win in Michigan."

And more.........

"Now here's the thing -- without a real Democratic contest on the ballot, and a lack of party registration in Michigan, this is an open primary. Anyone can pick up a Republican ballot. So Michigan Democrats and independents who want to see the Republican battle royale continue should just take a few minutes on Tuesday, January 15th to cast a ballot for Mitt Romney in the Republican primary.

If you know someone in Michigan, send them the email I've included below the fold. If you don't know someone in Michigan, send the email to your liberal friends and see if THEY have friends in Michigan."

"If we can help push Mitt over the line, not only do we help keep their field fragmented, but we also pollute Romney's victory. How "legitimate" will the Mittster's victory look if liberals provide the margin of victory? Think of the hilarity that will ensue. We'll simply be adding fuel to their civil war, never a bad thing from our vantage point."

"So why are we doing this? Because we can. Because it'll be fun. And because we've suffered Republican meddling, stealing, and disenfranchisement in our elections for far too long.

So get the word out and get out the vote!."


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

Until today I have never been to KOS. Heard of it sure, and I have seen the twit, Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, on political talk shows on TV and I am not impressed. His brain is configured in the mold of a liberal/socialist and those kind of people imo are a waste of good air.

He obviously does not love America, which from hearing him yak on talk shows proves it, and now this just confirms it to the entire world.

What an ass he is, an anti-American POS.

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January 11, 2008

Bush: Israel must cease 'occupation' of Arab land

Bush: Israel must cease 'occupation' of Arab land


Associated Press

President Bush, summing up meetings with both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, said today that a peace accord will require "painful political concessions" by each. Resolving the status of Jerusalem will be hard, he said, and he called for the end of the "occupation" of Arab land by the Israeli military.

"Now is the time to make difficult choices," Bush said after a first-ever visit to the Palestinian territories, which followed separate meetings with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem the day before.

Bush is in the Mideast for eight days, trying to bolster his goal of achieving a long-elusive peace agreement by the end of his presidency in a year. Speaking at his hotel in Jerusalem, he said again that he thinks that is possible.

"I am committed to doing all I can to achieve it," Bush said. Within minutes, Bush's national security adviser Stephen Hadley said the president would return to the Middle East "at least once and maybe more" over the next year. He wouldn't elaborate on possible destinations, but another White House official said Bush is likely to attend Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations in May.

Bush gave his most detailed summation yet of what a final peace should include, including U.S. expectations for the resolution of some of the hardest issues in the violent conflict, one of the world's longest-running and most intractable. He used tough language intended to put both sides on notice that he sees no reason they cannot get down to serious business, "starting right now."

In his set of U.S. bottom lines were security for Israel, a "contiguous" state for the Palestinians and the expectation that final borders will be negotiated to accommodate territorial changes since Israel's formation. He also suggested international compensation for Palestinians and their descendants who claim a right to return to land they held before Israel's formation.

He made a point of using a loaded term — occupation — to describe Israeli control over land that would eventually form the bulk of an independent Palestinian state. That he did so in Jerusalem underscored that he is trying not to seem partial to Israel.

On borders, Bush said any peace agreement "will require mutually agreed adjustments" to the lines drawn for Israel in the late 1940s. He was referring primarily to Israeli neighborhoods on disputed lands that Israel would keep when an independent Palestinian state is formed.
Earlier in the day, Bush had said Palestinians deserve better than a "Swiss cheese" state fitted around Israeli land and security bulwarks.

"The point of departure for permanent status negotiations to realize this vision seems clear," he said. "There should be an end to the occupation that began in 1967. The agreement must establish a Palestine as a homeland for the Palestinian people just as Israel is a homeland for the Jewish people."

White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said Bush was referring to the West Bank when he spoke of occupation.

Bush offered no specifics to resolve the fate of disputed Jerusalem, but urged both sides to work toward a solution in what he said could be the most difficult issue to settle in a long list of them.

"I know Jerusalem is a tough issue," Bush said. "Both sides have deeply felt political and religious concerns."
"It is vital that each side understands that satisfying the other's fundamental objectives is key to a successful agreement," the president said. "Security for Israel and viability for the Palestinian state are in the mutual interests of both parties."
Hadley said that Bush wasn't announcing new U.S. policy with any of his statements, but was trying to reiterate the American position all in one place. "The important thing ... is what he's beginning to hear from the Palestinian and the Israeli side," he said.

Bush spent most of his day in the Palestinian West Bank, seeking to counter Palestinians' skepticism about his commitment to Mideast peace.

He undercut that message somewhat by saying it may not be possible to resolve this year the current, violent split in Palestinian leadership — vital to a deal establishing an independent state. The militant group Hamas took over the Gaza Strip in June, meaning the Palestinian people — and the land that could eventually form an independent Palestine — are split between governance by Hamas there and by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah-led government in the West Bank. The president is not stopping in Gaza.

Bush had harsh criticism for Hamas, which does not recognize Israel's right to exist. Hamas, he said, was elected to help improve the lot of Palestinians, but "has delivered nothing but misery."

"The question is whether or not hard issues can be resolved and the vision emerges, so that the choice is clear amongst the Palestinians," Bush said at Abbas' side at his government's headquarters in Ramallah. "The choice being, 'Do you want this state? Or do you want the status quo? Do you want a future based upon a democratic state? Or do you want the same old stuff?"'
"We want a state, of course," Abbas said in English.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri called Bush's comments a "declaration of war."
"Bush's visit and remarks today have indicated that his visit came to support the occupation and has brought nothing to the Palestinian people but evil," the Hamas spokesman said.

Bush's West Bank visit has generated little excitement among Palestinians, who doubt his promises to try to move along Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Bush has kept Mideast peace at arm's length until now, and the U.S. is perceived in the Palestinian areas in any case as a staunch ally of Israel, at the expense of the Palestinians.

Abbas, however, said Bush's visit "gives our people great hope."

The Palestinian leader called on Israel to fulfill its commitments under a 2003 U.S.-backed Mideast peace plan. The plan, known as the roadmap, calls on Israel to halt settlement activity in the West Bank, while requiring the Palestinians to dismantle militant groups. Neither side has fully carried out its obligations.

Bush has named Lt. Gen. William Fraser III, assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to monitor steps that both sides are making on the peace process, a U.S. official told The Associated Press. That, too, met with approval by Palestinian officials. "It's one of the positive signs of the visit," said Mohammed Mustafa, economic adviser to Abbas.

With his presidency over a year from now, Bush said he knows "I've got 12 months."

And from CNN that also has the write up about this, as a backup of this story.

Bush calls for 'painful' Mideast concessions
CNN ....for complete article

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- President Bush called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders Thursday to make "painful" concessions to reach a peace agreement, including dismantling "terrorist infrastructure" and ending Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories.

"There should be an end to the occupation that began in 1967," Bush told reporters in Jerusalem. "The agreement must establish a Palestine as a homeland for the Palestinian people, just as Israel is a homeland for the Jewish people."
Bush also called on Palestinians to confront terrorists and dismantle "terrorist infrastructure." "Security is fundamental," Bush said. "No agreement and no Palestinian state will be born of terror." Bush also appealed for "Arab countries to reach out to Israel."

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

This is one of those things where a person keeps blinking because they can't believe what they are reading. Bush is doing the devils work and with a broad smile on his face.

"I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." (Genesis 12:2-3)

And the Lord said to Jacob... "Unto thy offspring will I give this land."

The Palestinians want to wipe Israel, the Jews, totally off the face of the earth, and God's not going to let that happen,. His word declares that.

If we choose a path that helps undermine Israel's national security, we're going to be working to do something that's opposed to the will of God.

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Fred Body Slams Huckster! Bada BOOM bada bing!

Fred on Huckabee and the Reagan Coalition

Fred Thompson quote:

"This is a battle over the heart and soul of the Republican party, and its future. One one hand, you have the Reagan Revolution and Coalition of limited government and strong national security. On the other hand, you have the direction that Governor Huckabee would take us in. He would be a Christian leader, but would also bring about liberal economic policies; liberal foreign policies. He believes we have an arrogant foreign policing, in the tradition of "blame America first". He believes Guantanamo should be closed down, and those enemy combatants brought here to the United States, to find their way into the court system, eventually. He believes in tax-payer funded programs for illegals, as he did in Arkansas. He has the endorsement of the National Education Association, and the NEA said it was because of his opposition to vouchers. He said he would sign a bill to ban smoking nationwide. So much for Federalism. So much for states rights. That's not a model of the Reagan Coalition. That's a model of the democratic party."


Other notes on the debate:

Asked about the United States response in a confrontation with Iranian speedboats, Fred Thompson said:

Fred on immigration and border security


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

Holy Gorgonzola! That’s gonna leave a big, fat huckleberry mark. hahaha I love it!

God bless you Fred Thompson!

Fred Thompson owned the debate last night. He owned it. He dominated.

And Brit Hume won. He beat down Ron Paul beater than anyone else.

McCain, “Yes I do believe in Climate Change!” (note the new formulation “climate change” rather than “global warming”.

Ron Paul in a complete idiot and Mike Huckabee is his slightly smarter cousin!

If Fred makes it all the way, and please pray he does. I love thinking how he would slam dunk the opposing party candidate. OOHRAH!

This is from Jim Geraghty, NRO “The Campaign Spot”:

“Winner: Thompson. This performance was so commanding, I wanted his last answer to echo back to the lights in the back of the auditorium, blow out all the lamps and spotlights, for the theme to “the Natural” to play, and for him to trot around the stage in slow motion while sparks showered down in the background.”

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Rush Tells Evangelicals Look To Thompson For A REAL Conservative

Rush says Evangelicals should look at Fred Thompson if they're looking for a real conservative

Video ONE


Video TWO

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Palestinian Terrorist Group Uses Children On The Front Lines

Palestinian terrorist group uses children on the front lines

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

The enemy comes in all sizes, shapes, sexes and ages. Some brain washed, all are dedicated, and all mean death to Jews and Christians. All of us on here know about Islam, we do not hide our heads in the sand, or pretend these subhumans can be dealt with using meetings and Pelosi diplomacy. Their cult teaches them it is ok to lie so any agreements made such as what Bush and Condi are attempting to do is useless.

We saw what happened with Gaza, Gush Katif , when the terrorists cheered how they had won and then proceeded to destroy the farms and beauty the Jews had worked so hard to create.

It has been said, "As Israel goes so goes the world".

This is my page at my website on Israel.

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January 10, 2008

'Palestinian right of return' Must Be Discussed ~Bush

Thank you Dry Bones for the cartoon.


'Palestinian right of return' must be discussed


Visiting US President George Bush called on Israel to remove "illegal outposts" in the West Bank, saying that "they simply ought to go" during an evening press conference shared by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday.

At the same time Bush called for all issues to be addressed during negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians - including the Palestinian 'right of return.'

Regarding an Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution, the US president reiterated that although the US had a vital role in assisting in negotiations, "people must understand that America cannot dictate the terms of the [Palestinian] state."

Bush said he believes Israeli and Palestinian leaders have willingness and desire to create a Palestinian state.

The president's first question to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas when they meet Thursday would be, "What are you going to do about" the rockets. He said that the firing of rockets from Palestinian territory is not in Abbas's interest.

Peace meant concessions from both sides, Bush insisted. He said that Arab states must "support the Palestinians as they make tough choices."

Bush added that he was "very hopeful" he could achieve an agreement. He said this is a "historic moment, a historic opportunity" to make peace, and both sides have the willingness and desire to create a Palestinian state. Olmert pledged to implement all of Israel's obligations under the "road map" plan.

The US president also affirmed western concerns that Iran is a threat to world peace, despite the release of his country's National Intelligence Estimate report in November.

"The NIE report may have sent a signal to some that the US doesn't think that Iran is a threat. I have said that Iran was a threat, Iran is a threat and Iran will be a threat if the international community doesn't come together to prevent it from getting a nuclear weapon," Bush said shortly after a meeting with Olmert.

He said that sanctions would force the Iranian people to choose whether to back a nuclear program.

Olmert, who spoke before Bush, said he was "encouraged and strengthened" by the American position on Iran. Despite the US intelligence report, Israel is convinced that Iran continues to seek nuclear weapons.

Bush's visit was very timely and an important way to encourage the process Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice started at Annapolis, the prime minister said.

Olmert claimed that the Israelis and Palestinians were "very serious" in trying to move forward to realize the vision of a two state solution.

"The Israeli team is committed to carrying on negotiations to deal with the with core issues to bring about agreements which will have to be implemented," he added.

Olmert thanked the US for the 30-billion-dollar aid package, saying the assistance was "remarkable" and "very helpful for the future of the state of Israel."

Olmert also related to Wednesday's Kassam attacks on the western Negev.

"Israel will not tolerate vicious attacks on innocent civilians living in our cities…we won't hesitate to take all the necessary measure to stop it," he said.

The prime minister went on to say that there would be no peace until terror is stopped, emphasizing that terror must be stopped everywhere, and that "Gaza must be part of the package."

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

Bush is doing more to guarantee the eventual destruction of Israel than Ahmenijad. This "right of return" nonsense would ensure that Israel would be flooded with hostile Muslims who could eviscerate the state from the inside. And whenever a point in dispute is raised between Israel and the Palestinians, the latter always insist upon full and complete acquiescence -- something which the US forces upon Israel in the interest of the "peace process". So we can assume that eventually Bush will force Israel to yield completely on this point. We can only hope that Olmert is not still in power to partner in this national suicide.

If the palestinians are allowed to return to Israel, Israel won’t be Israel anymore. There won’t be enough Israelis to make it Israel any longer considering the hordes of Arabs claiming to be “Palistinian.”

The Palestinians will not support any solution that does not include the entire nation of Israel ceasing to exist.



Thanks to Linda at Something.....and Half of Something.

Yes that's right, Linda was reading my post above and we were on the phone together at the same time. She noticed that the article had been changed. Not only that, but that the comments at Jerusalem Post from the original article showed the reactions to "right of return". Then as suddenly as the original article was re-written at JPost, it then showed the reactions to the newly written article where there was no mention of the right of return in the article.

Besides my blog, the original article was also posted at other places online. This is just very odd, weird that Jerusalem Post would do such a thing.

Please go to Linda's post at her blog for details.......Something....and Half of Something
"The Jerusalem Post has materially altered an article on President Bush's visit to Israel yesterday to remove a statement by President Bush that appears to be in support of the palestinian right of return".......

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

Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter are the only real conservatives. Depending what happens with Hunter between now and then, I will vote for Fred Thompson. Please God bless our Nation with a conservative for President.

The Republican Party is fractured. It’s falling apart at the seams. When the party no longer respects its own vaunted principles and or no longer represents the views of the majority of its base, then it’s all over but the crying. Either the members select a conservative nominee or forget about claiming to be a conservative party supporting life and liberty. Also forget about ever winning another election.

On a lighter note:

Hillary was on a flight to Texas. There was a Cowboy sitting next to her on the flight. She told the Cowboy that the flights go faster if you strike up a conversation with the person next to you and asked if it was ok if she did with him. He said, 'I s'pose'. She asked if it was ok to talk about Iraq. He said, 'sure, but do you mind if I ask you a question?'. She said sure. He said, 'OK, deer, cows, and horses eat the same thing. But deer leave pellets behind, cows leave patties behind, and horses leave muffins behind. Why is that?' Hillary looked at him dumbfounded (you know, that normal look she has on her face) and said she did not know why that is. The Cowboy then says, 'how are you going to tell me something about Iraq, if you don't know $h!t?'

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Islamic New Year or "Al-Hijra" January 10th

Celebrated throughout the Muslim World, the Islamic New Year or "Al-Hijra" occurs on the first day of the month of Muharram which begins on Hijra in the Muslim calendar. Hijra occurred in 622CE and marks the occasion when the Prophet Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina to create the first Islamic state.

It is not as big as the two main Muslim festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha and is more a time of reflection and contemplation.

I thought they might like to reflect on this video!

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Johnny Grant Honorary Mayor Of Hollywood Dies ~ RIP

Victoria's Secret Angel Heidi Klum receives a star from honorary mayor of Hollywood Johnny Grant on Nov. 13, 2007

Johnny Grant, Honorary Mayor Of Hollywood, Dies

Johnny Grant, Hollywood's honorary mayor, died Wednesday, according to Los Angeles police.

Information about Johnny Grant's life taken from HERE....there is much more then I am posting and also lots of photos.

Grant, 84, has been one of Hollywood's most enthusiastic supporters for more than 50 years.

He was the creator and producer of the "Welcome Home Desert Storm" parade, the largest single-day event in L.A.'s history. Television audiences around the world regularly see him dedicating stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame and helping immortalize the world's greatest motion picture personalities in cement in the forecourt of the fabled Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Johnny Grant is Hollywood's most recognized spokesman.

The Hollywood Christmas Parade is another recurring example of Grant's dedication to the revitalization of Hollywood. When the town's annual Santa Claus Lane Parade lost its luster, the parade's organizer, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, called Johnny Grant. When he signed on as parade producer in 1978, it was a reasonably popular, but strictly local, event. Grant rounded up 100 of Hollywood's most popular stars, the committee changed the name to The Hollywood Christmas Parade, and with the drive of Johnny's talent and personality, his 20-year tenure transformed the Parade into a nationally-televised festivity that has become one of the world's largest celebrity events.

He was one of the television medium's earliest pioneers and stars. Beginning in 1946, he was host of the game show "Stop the Clock."

During World War II, while serving in the Army Air Corps, he broadcast from Seymour Johnson Field, N.C. and was aired on his "alma mater" station WGBR. He also was heard over New York's WINS Radio, where he hosted a special daily show for the millions of servicemen and women stationed, living, and simply passing through New York City on military duty. The show was called "Strictly GI," and featured not only news of interest to the troops, but interviews with some of the greatest and most popular entertainment stars of the day.

He was on the scene in 1945, shortly after a B-25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building and was the only radio reporter on the air March 18, 1946, when Andrei Gromyko angrily walked out of the United Nations Security Council Chamber.

Grant also recalls his chats with the legendary Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Ty Cobb, Eleanor Roosevelt, Great Britain's Sir Anthony Eden, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, Admiral William F. Halsey and more.

Grant also served as producer and host of the United States Marine Corps Reserve's "Toys For Tots" Telethon for ten years.

Johnny has also produced hundreds of these events, raising millions of dollars for the USO, Boy Scouts of America, the Arthritis Foundation, police and fire services, veterans organizations, etc.

Johnny Grant is one of America's most enthusiastic, energetic and vocal supporters of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. His service to his country includes 15 trips to Korea and 14 gut-wrenching tours to combat bases throughout Vietnam... in all, a monumental 55 USO and personally-organized visits to bring laughter, encouragement and the spirit of America to GIs overseas.

During the Korean War, Grant's "GI Phone Fund" provided wounded servicemen with free telephone calls home when they arrived at California's Travis Air Force Base hospital.

Johnny's 12th trip to Vietnam brought high praise from General Creighton Abrams, Commanding General of U.S. Forces there, as he pinned Grant with the Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Medal. Since then, his amazing dedication to our armed forces personnel has been recognized with The Army's Legion of Merit, two awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, an Army Commendation Medal and Distinguished Civilian Service Medals from the Department of Defense, Department of Army and Department of Navy on behalf of the Marine Corps.

Johnny spent Christmas of 1982 and '83 entertaining U.S. Marines in Beirut, Lebanon, and was the only Hollywood personality to make two trips to visit our troops in Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield/Storm.

To date, he has made five visits to the Balkan countries of Kosovo, Bosnia and Macedonia. During these trips, he took the opportunity to re-establish a longtime association with the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) by appearing on Christmas Day Specials on the AFN in Frankfurt, Germany, whose radio signal covers almost half the world. During both the Korean and Vietnam wars, Johnny hosted daily hour-long disc jockey shows for AFRTS.

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

It is always sad to say goodbye to a friend. Hollywood even though extremely liberal does have some awesome people that have real substance and truly love our troops and know why we live in a free land. Johnny was one of them.

I met Johnny Grant through Bob Hope and trips to Vietnam. He was a jolly, fun and lovable man and very kind. Over the years of knowing Johnny Grant I was honoered to work with him and with the Marines Toys for Tots TV show with Angie Dickinson and Henry Winkler and others.

One Christmas Johnny called and asked if I wanted to ride in the Hollywood Christmas Parade and I was thrilled. I love Christmas and the Hollywood Christmas Parade was always fun. So I asked him if Nick could come too and he was wonderful and said absolutely. Johnny Grant did a lot to support the troops over the years and he will be missed.

His last trip to see our troops
November 29, 2007

Hollywood's honorary mayor, Johnny Grant, plans to leave Friday for Guantanamo Bay to entertain and honor American troops.

Grant said the trip will be his final USO tour.

"Their applause is thunderous, and their laugh has a certain spark that you don't hear anywhere else," Grant said.

Grant, who's performed with Bob Hope, Betty Grable and a long list of celebrities, has entertained troops for the last 65 years.

Grant said he bringing Victoria's Secret models on this tour.

"I've got a lot of beautiful ladies for the men," Grant said. "I'm afraid we're going to disappoint the women soldiers, because I'm their sex symbol."

On Thursday, Grant emceed The Recording Academy's "Award of Excellence" star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame. During the ceremony, he shared a joke he plans on telling the troops.

"I say, 'You know, I have a lot of problems in Hollywood. You'd be amazed at how many people mistake me for Brad Pitt,'" Grant said.

This isn't the first time Grant has said his USO touring days are over. During a KNBC interview in 2001, he said that his 2001 tour would be his last.

While he stands by his remarks that this trip is the last, he hasn't closed any doors.

"I say this is definitely the final tour, but if they called me the day I got back and asked me to go to Baghdad, I'd go," Grant said.

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Car Dealer Helps Deployed Military

Car dealer helps deployed military

A Tucson car dealer is reaching out to help military men and women deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This morning Hailey Peck picked up her car at Jim Click Nissan.

She's glad to be back on the road again. Last month her car quit running outside her church.

Peck says she had to leave it parked there for months. She says, "We didn't really have the money to repair the car yet. We just needed a few extra paychecks."

This mother of two says money's been tight since her husband got deployed to Afghanistan 22 months ago.

Enter Click Nissan. Click car dealerships have a program to help deployed military with routine car repairs.

Owner Jim Click says, "If you're defending our country, we want to take care of your car. We'll do the lube, oil, filter, any of the regularly scheduled maintenance for free."

In Peck's case, the dealership fixed everything. It did roughly $2,500 worth of work for free.

Scott Jones, the dealership's service manager, says, "We replaced the radiator. Because of the overheating, it had damaged the catalytic converter. So we went ahead and replaced the catalytic converter."

Arizona National Guard Sergeant Aaron Peck is expected to return from Afghanistan next month. Now his wife says he'll have a dependable car to drive to work.

Peck tells Click, "It was such a blessing. I mean, thank you guys so much."
Click tells her, "We sure appreciate what he's doing. God bless him. And God bless your family."

Click dealerships have offered free routine maintenance to deployed military since 2003.

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

God love you, Jim Click and God bless our troops.

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January 09, 2008

Awesome Speech Fits Our Troops ~ Inch by Inch

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

This is a speech, Inch by Inch", that Al Pacino's made in the movie " Any Given Sunday". Someone took this speech, the audio of it and put it with images of our troops. This video is excellent!

For the words of the speech see here.................

Al Pacino's Inch By Inch speech from Any Given Sunday

I don't know what to say really.
Three minutes
to the biggest battle of our professional lives
all comes down to today.
we heal
as a team
or we are going to crumble.
Inch by inch
play by play
till we're finished.
We are in hell right now, gentlemen
believe me
we can stay here
and get the shit kicked out of us
we can fight our way
back into the light.
We can climb out of hell.
One inch, at a time.

Now I can't do it for you.
I'm too old.
I look around and I see these young faces
and I think
I mean
I made every wrong choice a middle age man could make.
I uh....
I pissed away all my money
believe it or not.
I chased off
anyone who has ever loved me.
And lately,
I can't even stand the face I see in the mirror.

You know when you get old in life
things get taken from you.
That's, that's part of life.
you only learn that when you start losing stuff.
You find out that life is just a game of inches.
So is football.
Because in either game
life or football
the margin for error is so small.
I mean
one half step too late or to early
you don't quite make it.
One half second too slow or too fast
and you don't quite catch it.
The inches we need are everywhere around us.
They are in ever break of the game
every minute, every second.

On this team, we fight for that inch
On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us
to pieces for that inch.
We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch.
Cause we know
when we add up all those inches
that's going to make the fucking difference
between WINNING and LOSING
between LIVING and DYING.

I'll tell you this
in any fight
it is the guy who is willing to die
who is going to win that inch.
And I know
if I am going to have any life anymore
it is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for that inch
because that is what LIVING is.
The six inches in front of your face.

Now I can't make you do it.
You gotta look at the guy next to you.
Look into his eyes.
Now I think you are going to see a guy who will go that inch with you.
You are going to see a guy
who will sacrifice himself for this team
because he knows when it comes down to it,
you are gonna do the same thing for him.

That's a team, gentlemen
and either we heal now, as a team,
or we will die as individuals.
That's football guys.
That's all it is.
Now, whattaya gonna do?

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NH Primary Notes

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

Our troops deserve more than all of this. I just keep thinking how we are not only voting on a President, but also the next Commander In Chief. I can't not vote when the time comes, when I know how our troops are putting their lives on the line for our country and for all of us every day. But I sure hope and pray as the time passes in these next weeks and months we will have a conservative winning.

Kind of interesting thing Nick and I noticed. All of them thanked their spouces except for Barack Hussein Obama. Not that it has as much to do with love as it does with power hungry ego I think.

On Edwards and this is something I would love a reporter to ask him or a voter to ask him. Since you keep bringing up the Veterans that sleep under bridges what have YOU done John Edwards to help Veterans? Did you start any bills in our government to keep promises to Vets? Did you head up any programs or bills to look into the VA hospitals and the care or lack of care they offer? Have you done anything for Veterans at all? POW's ? You spend $400 on a hair cut, and I could care less if you can afford it, but if you have such burning concern for our Veterans you could have paid for hair cuts, for a whole floor at a VA Hospital, or you and your wife could have sent awesome care packages to our troops. So you John Edwards are full of crap.

Another thing about last night, I wonder why McCain needed to have a written speech. Weird I think. He is the only one that had a speech he read. If I had to make a speech about something I was passionate about let's say our troops or Veterans, good lord I could do it in a split second with no notes. And if I was running for President ( yuk no way) but if I was, I sure as heck would not need a written speech just to say thank you for voting for me and thank you to those that worked their glutes off in that primary.

Just some of my thoughts about this latest primary.

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Paratrooper Keeps Flag Carried by Dad in Vietnam

Pfc. Alexander Cesario of Somerville, N.J., a forward observer with A Co, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, displays his father Adam's American flag on a rooftop in Baghdad's Suleikh neighborhood.
As a Soldier in Vietnam, the elder Cesario flew the flag every day - including a three day period when he was missing in action - and his son now carries it with him on patrols in Iraq. Photo by Sgt. Michael Pryor, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs.

Flag of My Father: Paratrooper Keeps Flag Carried by Dad in Vietnam

Story by Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs


Like any Soldier, Pfc. Alexander Cesario always makes sure he has all his essential equipment before he goes outside the wire. For Cesario, that means his weapon, radio, and night vision goggles, as well as one special, personal item – an American flag his father brought home from Vietnam.
Cesario, a Somerville, N.J., native serving as a forward observer with Company A., Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, has carried his father’s flag with him on every mission since being deployed to Iraq a year ago.

The flag was first acquired by Cesario’s father, Adam, 61, when he was a young paratrooper serving in Vietnam. The elder Cesario never let a day go by without unfurling the flag, no matter where he was or what he was doing.

“(My dad) flew that flag every day, even if he had to put it up on a radio antenna,” Cesario said.

At one point, a mission went wrong and Cesario’s father was cut off from the rest of his platoon. For three days, he had to hack it out of the jungle alone, with the Vietcong in hot pursuit. But even on the run, he still managed to raise the flag each day.

“He didn’t stop moving at all for those three days, except to fly that flag,” Cesario said.

When Cesario’s father returned from the war, he put the flag into safekeeping. He was so protective of it that even family members were rarely allowed to handle it.

“It was like his prized possession,” Cesario said.

Nothing could make the elder Cesario part with the flag until Alexander, 19, was deployed to Iraq this year. After he began patrolling the streets of Baghdad, Cesario decided he wanted to carry on his father’s tradition. After some arm-twisting, he convinced his dad to mail him the flag.

The flag arrived with step-by-step instructions on how to take care of it, Cesario said. He recalled the final step with a laugh: “If you lose it, don’t bother coming home.”

Despite the threat of exile, Cesario takes the flag with him everywhere. It is his way of paying tribute to his father, he said.

“I wanted to honor him,” Cesario said, “It meant a lot to him, and because of that, it means a lot to me.”

Cesario keeps the flag tucked into the front flap of his body armor, close to his heart. He said he’s looking forward to redeploying and returning the flag – now a veteran of two wars – to its rightful owner. Eventually Cesario, who is single, said he would like to pass the flag on to his own son, when he has one. There’s only one problem.

“I’ll have to pry it away from my dad first,” he joked.

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

I love this story, it made me cry, our country has such totally awesome troops and Veterans. We are so blessed!!!!

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Bill Would Ban Swearing In Bars


What the ...? A St. Louis-area town is considering a bill that would ban swearing in bars, along with table-dancing, drinking contests and profane music.

City officials contend the bill is needed to keep rowdy crowds under control because the historic downtown area gets a little too lively on some nights.

City Councilman Richard Veit said he was prompted to propose the bill after complaints about bad bar behavior. He says it will give police some rules to enforce when things get too rowdy.

But some bar owners worry the bill is too vague and restrictive, saying it may be a violation of their civil rights.

Marc Rousseau, who owns bar R.T. Weilers, said he thinks the bill needs revision.

"We're dealing with adults here once again and I don't think it's the city's job or the government's job to determine what we can and cannot play in our restaurant," Rousseau said.

The proposal would ban indecent, profane or obscene language, songs, entertainment and literature at bars.

A meeting to discuss the proposal is set for Jan. 14.

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

Why do so many people hate freedom? And also personal reponsibility come to think of it.

These people don’t understand freedom. Most young people in America think freedom means freedom from offense, freedom from physical harm, freedom to litigate. If you present to these geniuses something that is “good for people”, they’ll sign up. Lower the BAC for being drunk? Well, that’s good for you, sure. Ban transfats? Again, good for you, sure.

Part of freedom is the freedom to make choices others would deem as “bad”. But you’re also free to live with the result.

So, the good people of this town see swearing as bad for you, and will attempt to ban it. We are on the slippery slope and sliding fast.

Maybe this would help, heh heh

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January 08, 2008

Bush Chastises Iran On Gulf Intercept

The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier and the USNS Arctic sailing side-by-side in the Gulf. President George W. Bush leaves Tuesday for a Middle East trip already laced with history and now tinged by new tensions with Iran following a naval dust-up in the Gulf's strategic waters.
(AFP/US NAVY/Kenneth R. Hendrix)


President Bush said Tuesday that Iran's confrontation with the U.S. Navy ships in the Persian Gulf was a "provocative act."

"It is a dangerous situation," he said in a White House news conference. "They should not have done it, pure and simple. . . . I don't know what their thinking was, but I'm telling you what my thinking was. I think it was a provocative act."

The top U.S. Navy commander in the area said an Iranian fleet of high-speed boats charged at and threatened to blow up a three-ship U.S. Navy convoy passing near but outside Iranian waters on Monday, as they headed into the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz. The Iranian fleet "maneuvered aggressively" and then vanished as the American ship commanders were preparing to open fire, said Vice Adm. Kevin Cosgriff. No shots were fired.

In Tehran, Iran's Foreign Ministry suggested the Iranian boats had not recognized the U.S. vessels. Spokesman Mohammed Ali Hosseini played down the incident. "That is something normal that takes place every now and then for each party," he told the state news agency IRNA.

But White House press secretary Dana Perino said the incident was hardly routine. "It was not normal behavior," she said. "It was out of the ordinary. It was reckless."

"It's just another point of reference for people in the region who are concerned about the behavior of Iran," Perino said of the skirmish early Sunday local time. But, she said that while Iran will be "part of the discussion" during Bush's travels, "it's certainly not the main reason for the trip."

Said Bush: "My message today to the Iranians is they shouldn't have done what they did."

Bush also said that a recent intelligence assessment on Iran, which determined that Tehran had halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003, sent a "mixed signal" to the international community on U.S. policy.

"Iran was a threat. Iran is a threat. And Iran will continue to be a threat if they are allowed to learn how to enrich uranium," he said.

The incident came as Bush got ready to leave Tuesday evening on an eight-day Mideast trip designed in part to counter Iran's influence in the region. Bush is expected to discuss the U.S. posture toward Tehran with Arab allies also worried about Tehran's desire for greater regional power.

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

Maybe the U.N. will tell them to apologize. Or maybe this from Hans Blix: Or else we will be very angry with you … and we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are. Ole Blix just loved giving Saddam as much time as he needed to move his WMD.

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Carville & Begala To Join Clinton Campaign ~ Good Ole Smear Days?

Back to the Future: Carville & Begala to join Clinton campaign

Fox News

by Major Garrett


It’s back to the future at Hillary Clinton’s campaign as some of the top advisers to former President Clinton are set to join to Hillary’s faltering campaign as early as tomorrow.

Senior Clinton sources tell Fox that Hillary intends to bring in as top day-to-day advisers James Carville and Paul Begala. The campaign could also add other strategists from Clinton’s presidential years, but Carville and Begala are the biggest names and are set to join the campaign after a post-New Hampshire strategy meeting tomorrow.

Carville and Begala will serve as top strategists on politics and communication and likely overshadow the current role of Mark Penn, Hillary’s senior strategist, and Patty Solis Doyle, Hillary’s current campaign manager.

Top sources tell Fox Hillary won’t fire anyone but will merely seek to “enlarge” her pool of advisers.One Democratic described it as “addition by subtraction.” The subtraction won’t come in the form of lost jobs, but lost influence, meaning Carville and Begala’s strategic advise will now carry greater weight than that of the original team that devised a strategy that has led to a defeat in the Iowa caucuses and a likely defeat in tonight’s New Hampshire primary.

From NBC's Andrea Mitchell
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 3:29 PM by Mark Murray

There are clearly changes coming but...
Contrary to a Fox News report, James Carville tells me he has no role in the Clinton campaign. He will continue talking to his friends in the campaign, but: "Reports that I will have a role are ludicrous."

"My role in the campaign is the same as its been all along -- I'm a Clinton supporter, sympathizer. I talk to people in the campaign all along"

His advice all along has been to "put her out there" -- and let Hillary be Hillary.

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

Carville and Begala, bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

The Clinton smear machine isn’t going to work this time. See, with Obama he gets to play the race card every time the Clinton attack machine kicks into gear. Hussein Obama is attracting major momentum and money and locking up an increasing amount of the balck vote and the anyone but Hillary vote so the same old dirty tricks won’t fly.


LOL well typical of the left.....MAKE UP YOUR MINDS YOU GUYS! I hate making a post and then they change their minds of the informtion. sheesh democrats! lol

....Thank you Mark for the graphic.

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President Nicolas Sarkozy Told Leave Girlfriend Home

Saudi Official Calls On French President To Visit Kingdom Without Girlfriend

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia:

A senior Saudi official called on French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday to respect Saudi Arabia's conservative Islamic culture by visiting the country later this month without his former supermodel girlfriend.

Sarkozy, who divorced his wife Cecilia in October, has flaunted his relationship with Carla Bruni on recent holidays in Egypt and Jordan, drawing criticism that he is being too loose with the presidential image.

The Saudi diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said Sarkozy should leave Carla Bruni behind for "religious reasons" when he visits the kingdom on Jan. 13.

Under the strict interpretation of Islamic law enforced in Saudi Arabia, unmarried or unrelated couples are not permitted to be alone together. Westerners are expected to abide by the rules in public, and many hotels will not check unmarried Western couples into a single room.

Sarkozy's office said the composition of the delegation has not yet been finalized. However, several officials in France, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media, said Bruni was not planning to go to Saudi Arabia.

The French president was criticized by several Egyptian officials in December for sharing a room with Carla Bruni while in Egypt on vacation, local media reported. Saudi Arabia is more conservative than Egypt, where unmarried Western couples are allowed to share hotel rooms.

The French newspaper Le Journal Du Dimanche, citing unidentified sources, said Sunday that Sarkozy proposed to Bruni in December, and the two would wed in early February.

The presidential palace declined to comment on the report.

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"The Saudi diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said Sarkozy should leave Carla Bruni behind for 'religious reasons' when he visits the kingdom on Jan. 13."


Sarkozy is NOT a muslim so there should be no religious reason for him to leave his fiance behind. As a foreign leader he has diplomatic immunity and he should invoke this.

I don't know why any leader from the West would want to visit a backwards ignorant and xenophobic country like Saudi Arabia.

I hope that Sarkozy tells the Saudi jerks that if his fiance can't come along, then he will cancel the trip altogether.

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Bush Snubs Netanyahu on Israel Visit

Likud Opposition Leader Binyamin Netanyahu

U.S. President George W. Bush has declined to meet with former Prime Minister and current Likud Opposition Leader MK Binyamin Netanyahu during his upcoming visit to Israel, slated to begin on Wednesday, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Sources in Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s Kadima party quoted in the report offered this explanation: “At the White House, they think [Mr. Netanyahu] is a liar because of his behavior when he was prime minister.”

Outraged Likud officials accused Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of sabotaging what would normally be a routine meeting between a visiting U.S. President and an Israeli Opposition Leader, a long-established diplomatic custom.

“Given the extent to which the prime minister is willing to endanger the country to survive politically, it is not surprising that the Prime Minister’s Office is going out of its way to prevent Bibi (Netanyahu) from meeting with Bush,” said senior Likud sources.

A spokesman for Olmert stated that he was unaware of any efforts to block a meeting between Bush and Netanyahu.

Bush has no plans to meet with any politician or other officials opposed to the Annapolis process.

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This is a bad call by Bush. It reminds me when the Clinton's snubbed Netanyahu and catered to Arafat instead.

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California Girls Entertain The Troops At Striker Base In Iraq

Lisa Haze and the California Girls (all-girl band) entertain the troops at Striker Base in Iraq! Another bombed out soccer stadium and the fun never stops. Check out the soldier dancing on stage at the end

And here they play for the troops in Iraq at Anaconda Base. The show is at night in a bombed out soccer stadium and the soldiers said it was one of the worst dust storms ever.

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Duncan Hunter Not Quiting

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Barack Hussein Obama's Church Not So Friendly

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Obama’s church is headed by black supremacist activist, Jeremiah Wright whose close associates are people like Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan.

The Trinity United Church of Christ, is well known as anti-Israel, anti-Jew and pro-Arab.

Substitue ‘white’ where you see black’. If a white church came out with something like this, Sharpston and Jackson would be out front with 10,000 protesters in a heartbeat.

From the website for his church:

We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian... Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. “WE ARE AFRICAN PEOPLE, AND REMAIN TRUE TO OUR NATIVE LAND”..
Trinity United Church of Christ adopted the Black Value System written by the Manford Byrd Recognition Committee chaired by Vallmer Jordan in 1981. We believe in the following 12 precepts and covenantal statements. These Black Ethics must be taught and exemplified in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever Blacks are gathered. They must reflect on the following concepts:
Commitment to God
Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
Disavowal of the Pursuit of “Middleclassness”
Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the Black Community
Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions
The Pastor as well as the membership of Trinity United Church of Christ is committed to a 10-point Vision:
A congregation committed to adoration.
A congregation preaching salvation..
A congregation actively seeking reconciliation..
A congregation with a non-negotiable COMMITMENT TO AFRICA.
A congregation committed to biblical education.
A congregation committed to cultural education.
A congregation committed to liberation.
A congregation committed to retoration.
A congregation working towards economic parity.

....Thank you Captain Dave for sending this to me.

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January 07, 2008

Iranian boats provoked 3 U.S. Navy Warships In The Strait Of Hormuz

The USS Hopper, seen in a file photo, was one of the ships harassed by Iranian boats, officials say.



Five Iranian boats made aggressive manoeuvres and showed hostile intent towards three U.S. Navy ships at the weekend in the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route in the Gulf, the Pentagon said on Monday.

The Pentagon said the incident was serious. It described the Iranian actions as "careless, reckless and potentially hostile" and said Tehran should provide an explanation.

In Tehran, the Iranian foreign ministry described the incident as ordinary.

"The example that happened on Saturday was similar to previous cases and is an ordinary and natural issue," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told Iran's official IRNA news agency.
"This is an ordinary issue that happens for the two sides every once in a while and, after the identification of the two sides, the issue is resolved."

The incident was the latest sign of tension between Washington and Tehran, at odds over a range of issues from Iran's nuclear programme to U.S. allegations of Iranian support for terrorism.

U.S. President George W. Bush is due to travel to the Middle East this week on a trip he has said is partly aimed at countering Iranian influence.

"We urge the Iranians to refrain from such provocative actions that could lead to a dangerous incident in the future," White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said.

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It appears the Iranians are trying to downplay the event.

Published: 01.07.08, 19:01 / Israel News

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini defined the incident in the Strait of Hormuz between Iranian and US Navy vessels as “something normal taking place every now and then for each party and it is settled after identification of the two parties,” the IRNA news agency reported.

“The case happening on Saturday was similar to the past ones and it was a regular and natural issue,” said Hosseini. (Dudi Cohen)

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Retired Brig.Gen.Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager Re:Duncan Hunter

Yeager, in backing Hunter, cites candidate's experience

New Hampshire Union Leader


Chuck Yeager says Duncan Hunter has "The Right Stuff."

So when the Republican's supporters felt wronged that their candidate was excluded from recent debates, the aviation legend took action. He teamed up with former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., on Saturday to host a radio talk show for Hunter in an effort to reach thousands of likely voters.

"Duncan is the only one I know who is running for President who is not trying to buy his way into the White House," Yeager said in a telephone interview last night from his home in California.

Hunter, a congressman from California, is soldiering on in the grassroots spirit of the New Hampshire presidential primary.

"Mike Huckabee has his Chuck, I've got mine," Hunter said in Manchester. "He's got Chuck Norris on the ground. I've got my Chuck at 30,000 feet."

Hunter is a long-time member of the House Armed Services Committee, and past chairman. Despite being kept off stage in the ABC and Fox News debates this weekend, he placed third in the Wyoming GOP caucus Saturday.

Yeager has known Hunter for decades. His son served with Hunter in the Vietnam war. Despite his candidate barely registering in polls, he is not considering others at this point. Not even Sen. John McCain, another veteran with foreign policy experience.

"John McCain cries and whimpers too much," Yeager said. "No one has half the experience as Duncan Hunter."

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

We all know the left truly are the enemies of our country and it's future. There are only two conservatives left running against the dems, Thompson and Hunter. It isn't over yet for any of them, I just keep hoping things turn around and one of these leads the way. Hunter would be awesome as my first choice. Thompson would be ok too.

This election will effect so many things, our country, our military, our strength in the world, small business, big business, our borders, our security the list goes on and on. There are moments of throwing in the towell, with the media doing there best to mess with this election, keeping people out of debates etc. But until we know who we end up with there is still that ray of hope.

Hunter took 3rd in the recent Wyoming Republican caucus which vaulted him from obscurity to the top tier of candidates with whom he expects to appear at the next debates following being excluded from the past two.

There is also an excellent letter here......Why Chuck Yeager supports Duncan Hunter.........

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How To catch a Terrorist?

LOL this is really funny.

...Thank you Tom, I needed good laugh.

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Glenn Beck

Here is his website

Glenn Beck

"Glenn Beck" airs nightly on Headline News on CNN at 7, 9 and midnight ET.

From his site:

A Note from Glenn

"Well it all started out fine. How it all ended with me in the hospital for 5 days and sent home with patches they give people (I found out later) who are at 'end of life' for pain is a journey I would like to forget, but know I won't anytime soon. Today, New Years Day, is the first time since Christmas that I have been able to even attempt to play with the kids so, needless to say, I am not going to make it back for broadcast this week.

My best friend Pat will be filling in on Thursday and Friday. I hope to be back on Monday and we'll all have great laughs at my expense. ... but maybe not ... as I told my doctor today that I was feeling a little better, he said, "You know, in 10 or 12 weeks you really will have gotten past most of the pain and will be able to laugh about all of this." My response? "10 TO TWELVE WEEKS???? WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?! YOU MAY BE GIFTED AT MANY THINGS --- BEDSIDE MANNER AIN'T ONE OF THOSE THINGS". :)


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Prayers he will be ok.

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Fred Thompson Interview with Bill Hemmer on Fox

Presidential candidate Thompson talks about last night's debate and his propects in New Hampshire and South Carolina.

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Crazy Bike Powered By 24 Chainsaw's

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Not recomended for quick getaways.Hahaha

I do think it is amazing how people come up with things like this. I will always love the human spirit of having an idea and giving it a try.

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January 06, 2008

New Hampshire Not Pleased With Hildabeast

News analysis of undecided voters in New Hampshire shows strong support for change and the campaign of Barack Obama.

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Nick and I watched football, but he also had the second screen open on the TV with the debate and kept going back and forth. Here are some things to share with all of you.

And the final results from Wyoming. Romney won, gaining 8 delegates, but my guy Fred was second, and got three delegates. Also ran Duncan Hunter got one delegate, shutting out Ron Paul who was expected to well out there.

Debate Stats LOL

"Bush's Fault" mentioned Scorecard.
Richardson - 1
Hillary - 5
Obama - 4
Edwards -1

Well it is a long tired road that the Dems are trying to convey a message that they are for change and all of them are for change and it ends up that the Edward’s wants change because his daddy worked in the mines. Hillary wants change because she works for change all her life. Richardson wants change because he worked his life for negotiations, Obama is for change because Bush is bad, Oh whatever.....LMAO

The word "Change" mentioned count.

Edwards - 162
Hillary - 102
Obama - 108
Richardson - 31

Final Tally, may not be accurate but very close.

LOL Hillary called out for a reality break? LMAO Then she attacked Obama. hahahahaha

Richardson....does a can't we all get along speech. hahahahaha

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Let The Second Season Begin!


Nude Budweiser Commercial .........LOL


UNCENSORED GoDaddy SuperBowl TV Commercial - LOL this one is funny too.

Saturday's , January 5, 2008 FINAL

Redskins 14
Seahawks 35

Jaguars 31
Steelers 29

Sunday 1:00 EST Fox


4:30 EST CBS

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Glenn Beck's Iowa/Huckabee/Romney Take

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Glenn Beck had surgery and that is why he is in bed doing this video above. My understanding is that it was some sort of back surgery, and it didn't go well. The pain and associated medication for it was what nearly drove him to suicide.

Back pain is bad pain.

The spinal column is an incredible creation. "Fearfully and wonderfully made." When it's not working right it can be incredibly painful.

From his website.........

“Glenn Beck has filmed a monologue on the apparently botched surgery he had and posted it on YouTube. He talks about contemplating suicide because of pain. He calls his care at a yet-to-be-named hospital “phenomenal, phenomenally bad.”

He went on, “I have stories that will melt your brain.” The hospital in question also apparently takes care of, says Beck, “the President of GE”.

He’s off the air this week and back on Monday. The YouTube ramble is a tease for his return. He also posted a note on his website that ends, “Join me [Monday] for my NEW PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE, OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND BLOOD SHOOTING FROM PLACES BLOOD SHOULD NOT SHOOT OUT OF.”

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January 05, 2008

New Hampshire GOP Pulls Support For FOX Debate

New Hampshire GOP Pulls Support For FOX Debate

KCRG news

The New Hampshire Republican Party announced Saturday that it will no longer support a Republican candidate’s forum scheduled for Sunday on FOX.

Party officials decided to withdraw as co-sponsers after candidates California Rep. Duncan Hunter and Texas Rep. Ron Paulwere left uninvited.

Hunter posted only tiny percentage in Iowa disqualifying him under the criteria set by FOX, but remains in the race.

Having never received an initial invitation, Paul’s capture of 10% in Iowa Thursday, still did not convince organizers to allow his participation.

New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Fergus Cullen released a statement Saturday making the separation official.

“The first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary serves a national purpose by giving all candidates an equal opportunity on a level playing field. Only in New Hampshire do lesser known, lesser funded underdogs have a fighting chance to establish themselves as national figures. Consistent with that tradition, we believe all recognized major candidates should have an equal opportunity to participate in pre-primary debates and forums,” wrote Cullen.
“This principle applies to tonight’s debates on ABC as well as Sunday’s planned forum on FOX. The New Hampshire Republican Party believes Congressmen Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter should be included in the FOX forum on Sunday evening. Our mutual efforts to resolve this difference have failed,” he continued.
“While we understand that FOX News continues to move forward it is with regret, the New Hampshire Republican Party hereby withdraws as a partner in this forum.”

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I am ticked off, two debates doing this and in AMERICA!!!! Maybe this will force them to work it out and have the debate with Hunter and Paul.
Or not enough time to work it out not sure. But this is wrong in every way there is!

Cutting off candidates who are still in the race is not part of what a real Republic does.

If the others had any balls, they would all say “We support the NH Republican Party stance and will not debate unless all candidates are allowed in”

Hunter has the most experience and background to be president and is marginalized

I realize there is football, Yipeee!!! Maybe the ratings will be low for the debtes nd show them how we can watch one of America's sports instead of being told we are only allowed their pick of debators.

....Thank you Les for the heads up about this.

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Coughlin Pentagon Islamist Analyst Sacked! ~ WTF

Coughlin sacked

Washington Times

By Bill Gertz
January 4, 2008

Stephen Coughlin, the Pentagon specialist on Islamic law and Islamist extremism, has been fired from his position on the military's Joint Staff. The action followed a report in this space last week revealing opposition to his work for the military by pro-Muslim officials within the office of Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England.

Mr. Coughlin was notified this week that his contract with the Joint Staff will end in March, effectively halting the career of one of the U.S. government's most important figures in analyzing the nature of extremism and ultimately preparing to wage ideological war against it.

He had run afoul of a key aide to Mr. England, Hasham Islam, who confronted Mr. Coughlin during a meeting several weeks ago when Mr. Islam sought to have Mr. Coughlin soften his views on Islamist extremism.

Mr. Coughlin was accused directly by Mr. Islam of being a Christian zealot or extremist "with a pen," according to defense officials. Mr. Coughlin appears to have become one of the first casualties in the war of ideas with Islamism.

The officials said Mr. Coughlin was let go because he had become "too hot" or controversial within the Pentagon.

Misguided Pentagon officials, including Mr. Islam and Mr. England, have initiated an aggressive "outreach" program to U.S. Muslim groups that critics say is lending credibility to what has been identified as a budding support network for Islamist extremists, including front groups for the radical Muslim Brotherhood.

Mr. Coughlin wrote a memorandum several months ago based on documents made public in a federal trial in Dallas that revealed a covert plan by the Muslim Brotherhood, an Egyptian-origin Islamist extremist group, to subvert the United States using front groups. Members of one of the identified front groups, the Islamic Society of North America, has been hosted by Mr. England at the Pentagon.

After word of the confrontation between Mr. Coughlin and Mr. Islam was made public, support for Mr. Coughlin skyrocketed among those in and out of government who feared the worst, namely that pro-Muslim officials in the Pentagon were after Mr. Coughlin's scalp, and that his departure would be a major setback for the Pentagon's struggling efforts to develop a war of ideas against extremism.

This is from December 28th

"Pro-Muslim officials at the Pentagon are putting political pressure on one of the U.S. military's most important specialists on Islamist extremism, according to defense officials...." "There is also evidence that a whispering campaign is under way to try and discredit Mr. (Steve) Coughlin..." ...from Washington Times


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Mr. Coughlin wrote a memorandum several months ago based on documents made public in a federal trial in Dallas that revealed a covert plan by the Muslim Brotherhood, an Egyptian-origin Islamist extremist group, to subvert the United States using front groups. Members of one of the identified front groups, the Islamic Society of North America, has been hosted by Mr. England at the Pentagon.

Well, now, we can't have anyone revealing the truth, can we? Islam is not going to have to attack us with force again - they will literally have infiltrated and taken over all of our institutions within about 10 years.

This is not a small matter. We are never going to win this war if we refuse to look at the truth and correctly identify the enemy. Not only that, but we are allowing that very enemy to dictate the parameters of discussion deep within the bowels of our own military establishment!

This bodes ill for America. This is very, very bad!!

NOTE this as well:
American Congress for Truth
comment by Jerry Gordon

Stephen Coughlin is the Islam Law ‘go to guy’ on the Pentagon Joint Staff. Coughlin is the author of a brief on Islamic law and Jihadist doctrine that has recently been cleared by both the Joint Staff and DIA for publication. I have copies of Coughlin’s documents and they are both informative and clearly delineate the canon of Poltical Islam that drives and compels Jihad among Muslim adherents.

In today’s Washington Times “Inside the Ring” column of Bill Gertz, there is disclosure of an alleged effort by an aide to Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England, Hasham Islam, to have Coughlin ‘ease up’ on his criticism of Islam. Why? Because Hasham Islam, is endeavoring to protect an effort by his boss, Deputy Secretary England, to reach out to the American Muslim community.

This includes a meeting in Apri, 2007 with an unindicted co-conspirator cited in the recent Federal Dallas Holy Land Foundation trial, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Coughlin’s brief and paper are based on public citations, including the Koran, Hadiths, and legal rulings and are cast in a presentation on Political Islam and what drives the Jihadis. Some senior Joint staff officers privately agree that Coughlin’s briefings make sense. Unit commanders from the battalion through brigade levels with experience in both Iraq and Afghanistan who have read or heard Coughlin’s presentations agree with his conclusions.

Apparently, Deputy Defense Secretary England hasn’t had the opportunity to review Coughlin’s brief. But then he has Hasham Islam running interference- a bit of irony, that. Because Coughlin has gone out of his way to raise concerns about England’s meeting earlier this year with officials of the ISNA, a Muslim Brotherhood front group in the US, Hasham Islam is out to some how get Coughlin by fair means or foul.

That means that the Islamists are inside the Pentagon. But then Hasham Islam has a privileged perch in the executive or E-ring inside England’s office.

In January, 2007, Deputy Secretary England was at the Herzliya Conference in Israel, where he received the Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson Distinguished Service Award from the The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). In his acceptance speech entitled, ‘Freedom is Never More Than One Generation Away From Extinction’, England drew attention at one point to his outreach to the American Muslim community. He noted:

It’s also not a question of religion or nationality. I’ve spent some time reaching out to Muslim-American communities, who are woven in an absolutely integral way into the diverse fabric of American life. It turns out that Muslim-Americans - who come from many different national backgrounds and sects - are, on the whole, more successful economically than the average U.S. population.

This matter of possible infiltration of Islamists inside the No. 2 Defense position raises some concern about the obsessive politically correct DoD. Let us ask ourselves a question. Does the Deputy Secretary have outreach officers on his staff to Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Confucians, Hindus, B’Hai, Zoroastrians, Wiccans and garden variety atheists? Assuming the answer is no, then clearly he is bending over backwards to address complaints from Muslim Brotherhood front groups. Pity. He just might have to give back that Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson award that JINSA gave him in Israel.

Bill Gertz, Inside the Ring, The Washington Times, December 28, 2007

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ABC Cuts 3 From Today's Presidential Debate


Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich filed a complaint with the FCC on Friday after ABC News excluded him, fellow Democrat Mike Gravel and Republican Duncan Hunter from its prime-time debates on Saturday. Kucinich argued that ABC is violating equal-time provisions by keeping him out of the debate and noted that ABC's parent Walt Disney Co. had contributed to campaigns involving the four Democrats who were invited.

"ABC should not be the first primary," the Ohio congressman said in papers filed at the Federal Communications Commission.

ABC said the candidates left out of the debates failed to meet benchmarks for their support that were outlined to each campaign prior to the Iowa caucus. Kucinich did not complain about these rules ahead of time, said spokeswoman Cathie Levine, who had no further comment since she hasn't seen the FCC filing.

ABC said it hoped to encourage more conversation and interaction among the candidates during the debates, which will both be moderated by Charles Gibson. The stakes are high as candidates take the stage three days before the New Hampshire primary.

The Republican debate will include Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

It starts Saturday, January 5th, today, at 7 p.m. EST.

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Republican starts at 7 pm followed by the Democratic at 9 pm..... Both sessions are to be 90 minutes each.

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Flag Gift From 1 Group Of Patriots To Another

Soldiers of Bravo Company, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from Fort Campbell, Ky., stand in front of an American flag sent to a member of the unit …Spc. Matthew Brustien …from the New England Patriots. The team signed the national banner, and the unit’s soldiers will be signing an American flag to send to the team.

Sierra Vista Herald

PATROL BASE CORREGIDOR, Iraq — OK, Spc. Matthew Brustien admits he is a New York Giants fan.

But it was the New England Patriots who sent the 26-year-old soldier an American flag signed by the team members.

On Wednesday, fellow soldiers of Bravo Company, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) posed for a photo with the signed flag.

Brustien said he is going to have the troop sign an American flag to send to the Patriots, along with a serious and funny photo from the recent photo taking, along with pictures of the entire troop in Kuwait and his platoon, the 2nd.

Brustien’s connection to the Patriots came through his father’s friendship with Tom Brady, with whom he played golf.

The Great Neck, N.Y., resident said most of his family work on Wall Street and were at their jobs when the terrorist attacks hit New York on Sept. 11, 2001.

The three-year Army veteran is reluctant to talk about that day, except to say no one in his family was hurt, although “a few friends were killed.”

His interest in football and the Army began when his grandfather took him to games at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

He has been taking some ribbing from many of the unit’s soldiers, most of whom at Indianapolis Colts fans, Brustien said.

After the photo session, during which the soldiers wore unit shirts, shorts and shower slippers, the signed flag was removed. “I’m going to fold it up and send it home,” Brustien said.

As for the Patriots, the soldier said he is not going to say much as he doesn’t want to jinx the team’s perfect record this season — the Patriots clinched a perfect 16-0 regular season and head to the playoffs in two weeks.

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Hillary Booed at NH Democratic Party Dinner

Hillary Booed at NH Democratic Party Dinner


If the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s 100 Club dinner is any bell weather – Barack Obama will handily win here.

When Obama, the dinner’s last speaker, took the stage the crowd surged forward chanting “O-bam-a” and “Fired Up, Ready to Go!” So many people pressed toward the stage that an announcer asked people to “please take their seats for safety concerns.”
By comparison Hillary was twice booed. The first time was when she said she has always and will continue to work for "change for you. The audience, particularly from Obama supporters (they were waving Obama signs) let out a noise that sounded like a thousand people collectively groaning. The second time came a few minutes later when Clinton said: "The there are two big questions for voters in New Hampshire. One is: who will be ready to lead from day one? The second," and here Clinton was forced to pause as boos from the crowd mixed with cheers from her own supporters. "Is who can we nominate who will go the distance against the Republicans?”

The dinner held in the Hampshire Dome in Milford is the largest political dinner in New Hampshire history, Republican or Democrat. More than 3,000 people attended.

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


That’s gotta hurt." Put some ice on it" Hillary.

One could almost feel sorry for her--almost--BUT NO WAY! The l memory of all the awful, underhanded, personally destructive things this pair has done to the American public in general and people who knew them up close and personal in particular. They are the authors of the art of personal destruction.
So instead of feeling sorry, here's a rasberry for you, Hill---pfussst!

As much as I enjoy the idea of Hillary being booed, the idea that so many young people are having orgasms over the idea of electing Obama is almost as nauseating as the thought of Hillary being cheered. There is nothing left of good sense in this nation. No sane person can make a case for why Obama is the best the Democratic party can bring forth, it is all like some dark comedy.

One thing about the KKKlintons, no matter how dead you think they are, they always come back. It’s like a horror movie. Never make the mistake of thinking the KKKlintons are beaten. Hellary may have a hard time in Iowa and NH, but she is far ahead in most other states. Conventional wisdom is that if she loses in Iowa and NH she is a gonner. However, conventional wisdom does not apply to the evil duo.

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God Bless America



Kate Smith singing "God Bless America".....I felt we all might like to touch base in these concerning and stressful times of the future for our country. And so I am posting our Pledge and this song that Kate Smith sang like no one else.

I was thinking today how cool and awesome it would be if at every one of the political debates they would say the Pledge on the air so everyone watching would also see it done.

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January 04, 2008

Fred Thompson To Supporters After Iowa Caucuses

There are two different video's to see in this post.

Fred spoke to supporters after his third-place finish in the Iowa Caucuses.This is from last night.


"It's not about me! "It's not about you!
"It's not even about Iowa!
"It's about our country - America!!!

"On to the next dance!"

~~ Fred Thompson

I thought this one was also good.

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Don't Criticise Islam, says UN

Don't criticise Islam, says UN

It didn’t attract much notice, but the General Assembly of the United Nations ended the year by passing a disgusting resolution protecting Islam from criticism of its human rights violations.

Lots of non-Muslims voted for it – a sign that more and more corrupt Third World governments are identifying with the ideology of Islam, even if they don't accept its doctrines.

The resolution goes under the innocuous title "Combating defamation of religions" – but the text singles out "Islam and Muslims in particular". It expresses "deep concern that Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism".

Wrongly associated? As of today, terrorists have carried out 10,277 separate attacks since September 11, 2001. They all belong to the same religion, and it ain’t Methodism.

The resolution (which of course makes no mention of the vicious persecution of Christians) was pushed through by the 57-nation Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which has been agitating for it for years. Naturally every Muslim country was among the 108 supporters, but it’s interesting to note how other countries lined up.

Cuba, China, North Korea and Zimbabwe all voted the same way. I’ll give you one guess.


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

Rule of thumb: Always do the contrary as the UN says!!

These evil passages are from the Quran and Hadith

“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror.’”

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.”

Ishaq:326 “If you come upon them, deal so forcibly as to terrify those who would follow, that they may be warned. Make a severe example of them by terrorizing Allah’s enemies.”

Qur’an:8:67 “It is not fitting for any prophet to have prisoners until he has made a great slaughtered in the land.”

Ishaq:588 “When the Apostle descends on your land none of your people will be left when he leaves.”

Tabari IX:42 “We have been dealt a situation from which there is no escape. You have seen what Muhammad has done. Arabs have submitted to him and we do not have the strength to fight. You know that no herd is safe from him. And no one even dares go outside for fear of being terrorized.”

Ishaq:326 “Allah said, ‘No Prophet before Muhammad took booty from his enemy nor prisoners for ransom.’ Muhammad said, ‘I was made victorious with terror. The earth was made a place for me to clean. I was given the most powerful words. Booty was made lawful for me. I was given the power to intercede. These five privileges were awarded to no prophet before me.’”

Ishaq:327 “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’”

Qur’an:7:3 “Little do you remember My warning. How many towns have We destroyed as a raid by night? Our punishment took them suddenly while they slept for their afternoon rest. Our terror came to them; Our punishment overtook them.”


“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.

The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as
his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must
delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased
to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid
qualities - but the influence of the religion paralyses the social
development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists
in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and
proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa,
raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity
is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it
had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell
the civilization of ancient Rome.”

-Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages
248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899).

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Palestinian Rocket Fired 10 Miles into Israel on Eve of Bush Visit

Palestinian Rocket Fired 10 Miles into Israel on Eve of Bush Visit

The Mideast News Service

Palestinian terrorists fired a GRAD-122 rocket, which hit the northern side of Ashqelon in Israel. The rocket, which was launched from north of Beit Lahiyya in the northern Gaza Strip, reached further into Israel than any previous rocket from Gaza - 10.5 miles, approximately 2.5 miles less than its full range. No casualties were reported. Three organizations took responsibility: the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) and the Islamic Jihad.

So far, the Palestinians have managed to reach the southern outskirts of Ashqelon, approximately 6 miles north of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad group announced in December 2007 that it has dozens of 13.5 mile rockets.

Hamas has announced that it launched 50 rockets onto Israel on Wednesday, in retaliation against the "ongoing Zionist crimes against the Palestinian people."

A range of 13.5-miles from the northern Gaza Strip places over 150,000 Israeli citizens in range of Palestinian rockets.

The Israeli army held an operation on Wednesday night in the southern Gaza city Khan Yunis. In one incident, the IDF fired on a house killing four Palestinians. IDF soldiers reported that armed men fired on them from inside the house. The IDF attack claimed the life of Sami Hamdan, 28, a senior member of Islamic Jihad. Hamdan's mother and sister were also killed in the attack according to Palestinian reports.

In another incident in the southern Gaza Strip, the IDF killed a Hamas member and wounded 10 other Palestinians.

United States President George W. Bush is scheduled to visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority on January 8. Bush, who will be accompanied by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and National Security Adviser Steven Hadley, plans to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud 'Abbas.

'Abbas is currently visiting Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia to coordinate positions and formulate a united Arab message to be conveyed to Bush.

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

Bush better ask Condi how to handle this, after her telling the world she understood how the PLO felt comparing them to her childhood.

"For Dr. Rice, the struggle of the Palestinians is analogous to that of the African-Americans for civil rights and she identifies with the Palestinians. She recalled what it Juxtaposition of the African-American campaign for civil rights and the Palestinian (armed) struggle seems strange.meant to travel in segregated buses as a little girl in Alabama. She also compared the head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, to Reverend Martin Luther King, because, in her mind, both were committed to peace. According to reporter Aluf Benn, Rice views Abbas as committed to the struggle for Palestinian independence and, like Martin Luther King, opposed to terror and violence (Haaretz, October 16, 2007). "

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January 03, 2008

With Love from Iowa, Liberal's and Rino's Welcome

LAST UPDATE Jan-03-200809:26 PM Central Standard Time
Precincts Reporting: 1393 Of 1784 78%

Republican Caucus
Mike Huckabee 31508 33%
Mitt Romney 23682 25%
John McCain 12520 13%
Fred Thompson 12484 13%.Third place is not bad. Keep praying!!!

Ron Paul 9132 10%
Rudy Giuliani 3321 4%
Duncan Hunter 395 1%
Tom Tancredo 3 1%

Or from Fox News

Source: Fox News on Television.....22:29 EST

Republicans % Precincts Reporting 78 %

Huckabee 34
Romney 25
Thompson 13
McCain 13

Democrats: Precincts Reporting 96 %

Obama 38
Edwards 30
Clinton 29
Richardson 2

Latest update at 12:49 a.m. 1-4-08

1546 of 1781 Precincts Reporting - 87%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Huckabee, Mike GOP 35,621 34%
Romney, Mitt GOP 26,524 25%
Thompson, Fred GOP 13,932 13%
McCain, John GOP 13,693 13%
Paul, Ron GOP 10,184 10%
Giuliani, Rudy GOP 3,613 3%
Hunter, Duncan GOP 458 0%
Tancredo, Tom GOP 3 0%

Bill Clinton's wife
The Queen is not amused.

Bill will try to calm her down by reminding her that he only got 3% of the vote in Iowa in '92 and still ended up being a two term President. She'll probably throw an iron from the hotel closet at him.

PS: No ashtrays, the Clinton camp is a strictly non smoking environment as per the fuhrer. No cigars for Bill.


What the heck is it with the idiots in Iowa anyway voting for Huckabee like they did. .

Did Huckabee tell Iowa's televangalist zombies to touch their TV screens????

Ron Paul
Will Ron Paul finally shut up? I doubt it with all that money.


President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama...IF that happens I will throw up!!

Not a good day of Iowans showing themselves as Conservatives.

Fox News
Hey Fox do you think you could stop pushing rino's at us and just go back to reporting the news? Fox WAS fair—I always thought so—but NOW they are clearly slanting campaign coverage in a biased way when it comes to Thompson.

Posted by Wild Thing at 10:47 PM | Comments (6)

An "Inconvenient Truth" er um Forecast

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

Hey! What happened to global warming? Or, wait, I guess this is “climate change.” It’s so hard to keep up with all the faux science from the Church of Algore.

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Why Conservatism Matters Most ~ Rush Limbugh

Taken from a transcript at Rush Limbugh's website

Here is the complete audio..............

Audio of transcript

Below is just small part of all that was said, so I am putting the highlights here...............

Let me ask the question again I just asked about Senator McCain. If somebody told you that a conservative was someone who supported amnesty for illegal aliens, who supported limiting free political speech (McCain-Feingold) who embraced the ACLU's brief for terrorist detainees getting US constitutional rights. If someone told you that a conservative is someone who opposed tax cuts during the Bush administration, and has recently confirmed he would do it again, what would you say? Most likely you would say, "Hell no! That's not a conservative." Yet I just described to you several of Senator McCain's positions over the years. Now, the idea that he's a great conservative in this race is an affront to conservatives.

So it doesn't matter to the Drive-Bys, anyway. It would mean that in November, there is no conservative -- quote, "real thoroughbred conservative" -- running, and if we don't have anybody on the ballot on the Republican side who is a conservative and who is willing to say he's a conservative and espouse those principles, we are going to lose.

The Northeast liberal Republican elites are going to be loving the whole campaign because they think that their ideas have regained prominence and power in the Republican Party all before it goes down to defeat in a massive landslide. So the question that you ask is: "What do we want?" Now, this notion -- getting back to the question asked by the guy from Grand Rapids, Michigan -- who else has conservative bona fides? Ladies and gentlemen (sigh), Governor Huckabee -- who might be a fine man, and is a great Christian -- is not a conservative. He's just not. If you look at his record, as governor, he's got some conservative tendencies on things, but he's certainly not the most conservative of the candidates running on the Republican side. There are other aspects, too, which, if I wanted to, I could spend time getting into. But I didn't start this program today on Huckabee because I didn't want people to think that the whole point here was to focus on Huckabee, and I'm going to keep some of the powder dry here because I don't want to be accused of piling on. But if people are going to ask me questions, I'm not going to shirk from them and try to hem-haw around. So there you have it.


Now, my friends, I'm sorry here. I haven't spent a lifetime, and particularly the last 23 years on radio, advocating conservative principles only to throw them away to embrace some candidate. I don't support open borders and amnesty, as does Governor Huckabee. I don't support the release of hundreds of criminals. I don't support repeated increases in taxes. I don't support national health care. I don't care what you call it, whether it's in the name of the children or not. I don't support anti-war rhetoric that sounds as if it was written by Nancy Pelosi. And yet I'm being asked to put all that aside in the midst of a Republican primary. As I've tried to point out countless times, a primary is a time to sort these things out. Now, I, speaking for myself, am not going to put aside my principles to accommodate a single politician or campaign operative, period. Too much is at stake here. And being asked to do this, to put all this aside for any single issue is not the point.

Now, I don't want somebody in the White House who has no problem with abortion. I don't want anybody in the White House who thinks that it's okay and that we ought not do anything about it. Don't misunderstand. But I also don't want anybody to misunderstand what a president can actually do about it and how far a president can actually take the issue. It's about judges, if your concern is overturning Roe vs. Wade. If it's not, if you realize that's going to be a ways down the line and yet we want to do something about abortion prior to that then it's about changing minds and hearts. There are several ways of going about doing that, and one of the ways is not wagging your finger in people's faces and telling them they're sinning or telling them they're wrong, you're just going to seal their resolve against you. I think we're in the process of changing minds and hearts. I think abortion figures are falling. I think as generations grow and change, there's a greater repugnance attached to the whole practice. It is not an 80% majority issue, pro-choice isn't. It's not even 50% now. Progress is being made on this. But I'm not going to sit here and put aside all of these things that I believe in and have worked for and that I know work.

One of the most frustrating things to me about this entire Republican primary is sitting out there right in front of us for all of us to see. I don't care how far you want to go back, if you want to go back to Buckley and Russell Kirk, if you want to go back to Edmund Burke, if you want to go back to Goldwater, you can do that and you can find how conservatism has positively influenced change in this country. But all you have to do, if you don't want to go that far back, all you gotta do is go back to 1980. Now, I realize a lot of people get sick and tired of hearing about Ronald Reagan because there isn't another Reagan out there, Reagan was a unique individual and so forth. I'm not pining away for somebody to be Ronald Reagan. What I am asking some Republican to see is that Ronald Reagan won two landslides coming off of a Jimmy Carter four years of malaise. Following Ronald Reagan, in 1994 we took back the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years, and we did this with conservative principles. What frustrates me is why the latest current crop of Republicans wants to ignore that and think that there's a better way, when the evidence that shows progress, both economic, social, you name it, national security, defeating the Soviets in the Cold War, it's all there. And why it is eschewed, why it is ignored, is something I've long told you this, in different ways, starting in the early days of this primary campaign. I've warned you that one of the things that concerns me most about all this is how conservatism is going to be redefined so as to fit whatever the current crop of candidates said it is. There's a bunch of these guys running around saying they're Reagan. None of them are. There's not one Reagan conservative -- well, I can't say there's not one, there may be one.

But the bottom line, the point is that the lessons are clear on whatever issue you want to raise: national security, taxes, economics, individual prosperity, domestic security. It's all there: How to beat liberals; how to beat Democrats; how to take power from them. It's all there. The frustrating thing to me is it's being ignored. Or, some people are trying to redefine it. And I think I understand why, given some of the candidates here, based on the geography of their lives and where they live, it's embarrassing to admit they're a conservative because it causes them to be identified with a bunch of people they don't want to be identified with when they go to parties or engage in their social life or what have you, all of which is profoundly frustrating to me, which is when I'm called an elite, I have to just chuckle. So that's what's frustrating to me. But I'll tell you something else that's frustrating to me. I've been behind this microphone 19-and-a-half years, behind a microphone during this type of show for 23 years, going back to 1984. And yet, identity politics, which is that politics practiced by the left, still is not seen through. Single-issue can cause people to end up choosing or supporting somebody, something, some candidate that is truly anathema to the rest of the lives that they lead. But we keep plugging away. But just don't ask me to compromise my principles. You want to compromise yours, fine, but don't ask me to make you feel better by joining you.

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

Sorry it is so long, but I wanted you all to see this. Rush is right on with what he has said. We have all said similar things on here as well. I am so fed up with selling out to rino's.

Add to all of this the lies that have been made by so called conservatives like Huckabee and what he said about John Bolton. This totally has me outraged!!!!!!!!!

Look at this........

"Huckabee told reporters in Iowa recently that he was being advised by John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the United Nations. But Bolton has said he never talked with Huckabee. Huckabee then said he had sent an e-mail to Bolton."

John Bolton IS a conservtive and I trust HIM NOT Huckabee. John Bolton has consistently shown to be a man of honor!!

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:47 AM | Comments (13)

Some Facts About Israel

Israel, the 100th smallest country, with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can lay claim to the following:

The cell phone was developed in Israel by Israelis working in the Israeli branch of Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.

Most of the Windows NT and XP operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel.

The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel. Both the Pentium-4 microprocessor and the Centrino processor were entirely designed, developed and produced in Israel.

The Pentium microprocessor in your computer was most likely made in Israel.

Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.

Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel.

The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis.

According to industry officials, Israel designed the airline industry's most impenetrable flight security. U.S. officials now look to Israel for advice on how to handle airborne security threats.

Israel's $100 billion economy is larger than all of its immediate neighbors combined. Israel has the highest percentage in the world of home computers per capita.

Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world.

Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin - 109 per 10,000 people - and one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.

Per capita, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the U.S.

With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and startups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world.

Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind the U.S.

Outside the US and Canada, Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies.

Israel has the highest average living standards in the Middle East.

On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of biotech startups in the world.

24% of Israel's workforce holds university degrees - ranking third in the industrialized world, after the United States and Holland - and 12% hold advanced degrees.

Israel is the only Democracy in the Middle East.

In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews at risk in Ethiopia, to safety in Israel.

When Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel in 1969, she became the world's second elected female leader in modern times.

When the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya was bombed in 1998, Israeli rescue teams were on the scene within a day - and saved three victims from the rubble.

Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship - and the highest rate among women and among people over 55 - in the world.

Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth. Immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom, and economic opportunity.

Israel was the first nation in the world to adopt the Kimberly process, an international standard that certifies diamonds as "conflict free."

Israel has the world's second highest per capita of new books.

Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees, made more remarkable because this was achieved in an area considered mainly desert.

Israel has more museums per capita than any other country.

Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, no-radiation, diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.

An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment.

Israel's Givun Imaging developed the first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a pill. Used to view the small intestine from the inside, the camera helps doctors diagnose cancer and digestive disorders.

Researchers in Israel developed a new device that directly helps the heart pump blood, an innovation with the potential to save lives among those with heart failure.

Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000. With over 25% of its work force employed in technical professions, Israel places first in this category as well.

An Israeli company was the first to develop and install a large-scale solar-powered and fully functional electricity generating plant, in California's Mojave desert.

Wild Thing's comment....

I realize that to stand up against Islam can be dangerous to a person. To leave the death cult of Islam is not easy, but when I think of how our troops risk their lives, how our Veterans put their lives on the line for my freedom. I could care less how dangerous it is for a Muslim to leave Islam or speak out against the terrorists.

As Steve said in his email to me, what a difference between what Israel has given to the world and what Muslims have done.

....Thank you Steve for sending me this video.

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Tribute To Patriot Guard Riders

Before Patriot Guard Riders was formed it was hard to get people to meet a moron named Phelps who likes to protest the funerals of our fallen warriors and block him visually so the family would not have to endure. Then PGR was formed the rest is hsitory.

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

Thank you PGR for all you do. I sure do appreciate PGR! The end of the clip says it all, "Thanks from those of us who can't be there!" Way cool.

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IDF Israel Female Soldiers

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

God bless the IDF and I pray our country will stand side by side with Israel to fight the enemy. In this next election it is important to also have someone that will honor our friendship with Israel.

.....Thank you Steve for this video.

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January 02, 2008

If not me, then Obama, Kucinich tells Iowans

If not me, then Obama, Kucinich tells Iowans

The Columbus Dispatch


U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Cleveland, whose presidential campaign is barely noticeable here, today urged his supporters to make Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois their second choice in the Iowa caucuses.
The move could aid Obama, who is in a tight race in Iowa with New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards.

Under Democratic rules, a candidate who does not get support from at least 15 percent of participants at a precinct caucus is ruled "nonviable." That candidate's participants then can back a "viable" candidate.

In 2004, Kucinich wasn't viable in many precincts but helped Edwards place a surprising second by urging his backers to support him as a second choice.

"This is obviously an 'Iowa-only' recommendation, as Sen. Obama and I are competing in the New Hampshire primary next Tuesday," Kucinich said, adding that "Sen. Obama and I have one thing in common: Change."

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

I would not want to be in closed room with Hillary if she does not win in Iowa. hahaha I would imagine she has a very loud, scary scream at those around her.

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In Country With Our Heroes

Hmmmmm wonder why our MSN missed all these things going on. There is such great news to report about our troops and how the war is going. And the Media is working overtime NOT to tell us about it. --- Wild Thing

US Army Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System fires a 227 mm rocket at a building that terrorists were using to store explosives in the open desert near the northern Iraqi city of Bayji.

American heroes clear out al-Qaeda Terrorists West of Baquba, today, Tuesday, 01 January 2008 Company B Soldiers found two suicide vests that were completely ready, with grid coordinates of Iraqi police stations in the area, grid coordinates of Coalition force bases and combat outposts in the area. Also taken were 18 large-caliber mortar shells filled with explosives and three fire extinguishers filled with explosives. Other heroes found five potential car bombs in the town of Hadid and took in a total of 13 terrorists.

Iraqi children, freed by America, under the guidance of Coalition forces, make sit-upon pillows during the day of fun sponsored by the Green Zone Committee.

Iraqis Liberated by America fight back against the Axis of Evil.
Concerned Local Citizens Deliver Weapons Cache to Battery Commander 10th Field Artillery Regiment with members of the Concerned Local Citizens group in front of a portion of the large weapons cache the group delivered to Forward Operating Base Hammer.
The cache consisted of 23 rocket motors, two 82 mm mortars, four 81 mm illumination shells, one rocket-propelled grenade, one 115 mm high-explosive tank round, one 106 mm high-explosive anti-tank round, and several other explosive items, including an artillery fuse.

Soldiers’ Best Friend on the Battlefield - Monday, 31 December 2007....Udi, a United States military working dog stationed at Forward Operating Base Kalsu.

In Diwaniya, south of Baghdad, Iraqi soldiers display assorted arms, munitions and roadside bombs. 126 terrorists were arrested by the end of the three-week operation.

In Kut, 170 km (105 miles) southeast of Baghdad, a raid December 27, 2007 killed 11 terrorists. The terrorists are Islamic Mehdi (Mahdi) murders who receive weapons, and funding from Iran.

In Basra, Iraq, displayed are weapons taken from five terrorists on Monday.
Note they have UAV drones

From 'Iran with love', on the search for Iranian-made weapons.
Some of the Iranian-made rockets which have murdered Iraqis,
Americans, and others, since at least April 2007, when these were shown publicly in Iraq.

All the above has been taken from DOD, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Yahoo, AP, AFP, Reuters.

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No Massacre In Haditha But 3 Marines Still Stand Trial

No massacre in Haditha: new charges refute Murtha, media allegations

Defend Our Marines .....for entire article ( it is long so I am just putting some of it on here)

The Marine Corps has now acknowledged that none of the Marines charged with criminal offenses for their actions at Haditha, Iraq committed murder.

Lieutenant General Samuel Helland’s decision to dismiss charges of unpremeditated murder against Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich lay to rest specious allegations by Time Magazine reporter Tim McGirk and Congressman John Murtha that a My Lai-style massacre occurred in Haditha on November 19, 2005.

A Marine Corps spokesman said Monday that Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich will face trial on charges of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, dereliction of duty and obstruction of justice for his role in the debacle that followed an Al Qaeda led attack on a squad of 12 Marines.

Lt Gen Helland, the final arbiter in the matter, dismissed twelve charges of unpremeditated murder, and separate charges of soliciting another to commit an offense and making a false official statement. His decision removes the onus that war crimes were committed by any of the American Marines who fought in the day-long battle for the strategic city.

Attorneys Neil Puckett and Mark Zaid, in Washington, D.C., co-counsels for SSgt Wuterich, responded:

"The good news is that SSgt Wuterich (and all of the Marines, for that matter), have been forever cleared of murder charges. That means that there is (and never was) any evidence to support Congressman Murtha's and Time magazine's allegations of these Marines killing Iraqis 'in cold blood.'

"The bad news is that the extensive pretrial investigation and legal analysis conducted by an experienced military judge was essentially ignored. It is always disappointing when professional military prosecutors profess to want to do the right thing by setting up the system to work, and then ignore its results because they refuse to give Marines under attack in combat the benefit of the doubt that they were responding according to their training. We are confident that a military jury will acquit SSgt Wuterich of all remaining charges, because he is, in fact, not guilty."

UPDATE: As of January 1st

Marine to stand trial for voluntary manslaughter in Haditha killings

San ...for complete article

One Marine will stand trial forvoluntary manslaughter and another for obstruction of justice in connection with an alleged war crime that left 24 civilians dead more than two years ago in Haditha, Iraq, Camp Pendleton officials announced Monday. Lt. Gen. Samuel Helland has ordered Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich to be tried on charges of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, dereliction of duty and obstruction of justice.

Helland dismissed the charges of unpremeditated murder, soliciting another person to commit an offense and making a false official statement. As commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command and the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, Helland is the convening authority for the Haditha case.

If convicted, Wuterich could be sentenced to 160.5 years in the brig, a bad-conduct discharge and forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

Wuterich led some members of a Marine platoon in using rifles and grenades to kill men, women and children Nov. 19, 2005. The unit took such actions shortly after a roadside bomb struck their convoy, killing a Marine and wounding two others.

Helland also ordered a court-martial for 1st Lt. Andrew Grayson, who is charged with making false official statements, obstruction of justice and attempting to fraudulently leave the Marine Corps.

Grayson was a commander overseeing Wuterich's platoon at the time. He is accused of trying to cover up the Haditha killings.

A conviction could force him to spend more than 10 years in prison and be dismissed from the service.

Wuterich and Grayson were among eight Marines from the Camp Pendleton-based 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment to face charges in the Haditha case.

The government has dropped all charges against five of the defendants, either outright or in exchange for future testimony. Besides Wuterich and Grayson and Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani will undergo court-martial, while the last defendant is awaiting word on whether he'll face trial.

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

Pray that these Marine's will be exhonerated like the others.

..."CAMP PENDLETON – One Marine will stand trial for voluntary manslaughter and another for obstruction of justice in connection with an alleged war crime that left 24 civilians dead more than two years ago in Haditha, Iraq, Camp Pendleton officials announced Monday".....

Insurgents can be male, female, old, young and every spread in between.

From what I’ve read on this incident, the dead folk were insurgents. They might not have been armed at that exact moment, but too bad.

There’s nothing that happened to the folk at Haditha that wasn’t earned.

That whole *&*ing “innocent civilian” thing just chaps my arse when applied to the persons in the house(s) of concern. By definition, ALL terrorists are civilians, as they are not members of an organized, uniformed force under the auspices of a duly-constituted government.

All I can say for these particular “civilians” is that - you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas.

The people in Murtha's district need to come to their senses and give him the boot. The slut Murtha took the word of Time Magazine over his fellow Marines. Murtha the EX Marine! He does not deserve to be called a Marine!

specious allegations by Time Magazine reporter Tim McGirk

This is the lying traitorous bastard that started the ball of crap rolling on this farce.

.... Thank you Jack, Conservative Insurgent Blog, for the information.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM | Comments (14)

Presidential Candidates On War Crimes Court

International Criminal Court logo

Presidential candidates diverge on U.S. joining war crimes court

SFGate (San Fran Chronicle)
.....for complete article

The International Criminal Court isn't discussed much in the presidential campaign, but few issues are more revealing of a candidate's perspective on the United States' legal and political relations with the rest of the world.


Unlike the rest of the Republican field, Sen. John McCain has said he would like to see the United States join the international court, although he would first require more protections for U.S. personnel.


At the other end is Ron Paul, a Republican congressman from Texas, who said in 2002 that both the court and the United Nations "are inherently incompatible with national sovereignty. America must either remain a constitutional republic or submit to international law because it cannot do both."

McCain, who has expressed more willingness than other Republicans to consider court membership, also has spoken up for international law in other contexts, notably the nation's duty to follow the Geneva Conventions on the humane treatment of foreign prisoners.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has condemned the abuse of prisoners. But he has not responded to The Chronicle's inquiries about the international court and seems unlikely to support it, if his comment on another pending treaty is any indication: He referred to the Law of the Sea Treaty, a less-controversial pact that Bush supports, as a "crazy" plan that would "give away our sovereignty."

Other Republicans who haven't answered queries about the court are former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who has criticized the United Nations; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has suggested that the United States look for alternatives to the United Nations; and Hunter, a congressman from San Diego, who has denounced "treaties that infringe on basic U.S. sovereignty." Former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee opposes U.S. membership in the court.

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

Oh, but McCain would get “guarantees” of “protection” first... excuse me while I roll my eyes.

Excuse me McCain, but ah you are against waterbolarding and prefer to just talk nicely to the prisoners to get important informtion out of them. And now this? I don't think so.

McCain is like Bush and has an incessant need for approval from libs and independents!

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Bill Clinton Library

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January 01, 2008

Apache's 30mm Cannon Takes Out Insurgents and Their Truck

Apache's 30mm Cannon Takes Out Insurgents and their Truck

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This video was added on December 28, 2007 so it is recent. Good one troops!

Have a wonderful New Years Day everyone.

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Ahmadinejad We KNow Your Secrets! ~ LOL

New Year’s movie for you Ahmadinejad

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Numa Numa As Done By Crew of the USS Enterprise

Numa Numa as done by the crew of the USS Enterprise

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